Florida farmer & fruit grower
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 Material Information
Title: Florida farmer & fruit grower
Uniform Title: Florida farmer & fruit grower (Jacksonville, Fla. 1893)
Alternate title: Florida farmer and fruit=grower
Portion of title: Florida farmer and fruit grower
Physical Description: 29 v. : ill. ; 33-50 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: S. Powers
Place of Publication: Jacksonville Fla
Creation Date: April 4, 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
Resource Identifier: aleph - 002038466
oclc - 01387403
notis - AKM6256
lccn - sn 95026761
System ID: UF00055765:00073
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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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Before buying your Nursery Stock,investigate know what you tie getting, Know;that ; -
: on TRIFOLIATA you are buying of a Grower and not a second or third hand dealer. .j, .: ,

.. 0" A Hardy Orange on Hardy Stock. THE POMONA NURSERIES:* ; ,
are the most Extensive in the State and offer all Home Grown Stock. Peaches. Plums, Pears J. ,
Over 300 Varieties of .i.; Japan Demons Persimmons on both Grapes,Figs,Mulberries Apricots Almonds, Satsuma and other Oranges and '..' '._>;>: .. ..'0
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Fruits and Ornamentals. &
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75 varieties of Roses all field grown and Budded and Grafted. Ornamental Trees, Shrubs,etc .. --

NO AGENTS. Catalogue for 1896. An Up-to-date Horticultural Hand-Book free on application. NO BETTER STOCK. NO CHEAPER. NONE SO LARGE. ,... :.. .'W.
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: It will, pay those intending to plant Orchards to visit my Nursery and Experimental Grounds. ... ; ;- \1
Write for Catalogue and any infoo mation wanted, i ..

G. L. TABER, GLEN ST. MARY, FLA.IIAS'rINGS' Macclenny\ Fla. '... .
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Order your supply now and make sure of it, PRICES; One pound by mail 40 cents; pounds, .
1 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 leave and trash. By mail postpaid FRUIt
R 0 U.G GAR WEE n 2S cents per pound; 4 pounds.95 cents. By ex- CARRIERS : ,
press or freight. not prepaid in any quantity,15 cents "
.r. per pound. The Standard of Excellence. .rl *

Send for Catalogue and Prices from Fi'rstHands.: : {

*1::Send for our Illustrated INTERLAOHEN Catalogue. FLA. Soi/m SwrMfc Co. PETEHSBUHrlfl.I.\ .. *

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I will sell Fruit Trees this i eason.. to the planter at wholesale prices. Address, nrr uiiiro THE BEST BEE HIVE MADE IS THE -

Riverside Nurseries, Glen St. Mary, Fla. .
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Acknowledged superior to all other materials wed We manufacture them 8and. 10-frame, of selected kiln-dried Yellow: Pinefjand '
RAFFIA for similar purposes. Bold by the pound. If ron
never saw it,get a sample and quotations. sell at a low figure. :

FOR TTING BUDS. AND GRAFTS THOMAS MEEHAN &,SONS. ,Germantown.Pt.. JBSTGet our prices before sending North and paying heavy freight_ bills. (\
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JSJ-Farmers and Truckers are requested to send for my price-list of Field and Garden Seed
1,000 bushels Texas Red Rust-proof Oats;75 cents per bushel; Alfalfa or Lucerne,25 cents per best early and late varieties of Oranges known. Parson Brown, true to ;!It z
Rescue Grass, cents pound.
pound; 30 per W name, from the original tree, 75c. per 100; $0.00 per 1000. Hart's Late, .
I 60c. per 100; $5.00 per 1000. First-class and true to name. ,

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,x : Orange Tree, Fruit and Vine, Vegetable, Pineapple, Tobacco, &c.Ve _

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

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

x .: ufactured for the emergency, hard times, arising from the freeze of last winter. | tilizers.

r r i 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 j 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.

i. ; It' 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: \

q 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
L 'grown with poor materials in poor forms. Common sense must teach us that, judgment, if they were all put on the same basis Mapes would sweep the
Y. Wand we have had a great many testimonials on that point. State."



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

1 JBST Write for a Tobacco Pamphlet. .
Ammonia. Photphric Aced Potath.
., GUARANTEED. ANALYSIS Mapes' Tobacco Manure, Florida Brand . . . . 5 to 6. 4 to 5. 6 to 7.
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I The Mapes Orange Tree, in 2oo-lb.t>bls.f.. o.b. Jacksonville, per ton, $37.00 Here is the record of the official analysis of their manures for the year
; "Fruit and Vine the Florida
.. 4 39.00 1895 at Experiment Station :
c C Vegetable, C C C C C C Ammonia Avail. Phos.Aced Total Phoa.Acid. Potash.
cc cc. CC cc. cc 40.00 Orange! Tree . . 4.67 7.46 11.22 3.81
f '"- 38.00 Fruit and Vine . 3.04 7.06 9.55 11.47
f r s cc Tobacco, \ cc cc cc. cc 38.00 Vegetable . . 5.91 7.84 10.22 5.68

'--"UJirALSO" .- DEAL IN-' jBSF" For any further information, write
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r CHEAP" FERTILIZERS. [From New Enland Homestead,Dec.28,189;)'] 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 of nitrogen,and on subsequent
Prof. B. B. Voorhees, Director of the New Jer- TILIZERS. likely to remain in the business,and are the ones pages is given a report of the work done during:
that In the long run are likely to look well to the past year on this point.
k sey State Experiment Station,in the"Rural New Shyster concerns that manufacture all sorts of their reputation, for they have more at stake. I 'While various inferior or agriculturally worth-
Yorker." June 1. 1895 in an exposure of a so- materials, and their the market in Another point that strengthens this caution is I less forms of nitrogen are in the market the
put goods on that in most States the analyses of fertilizers are i main security of purchasers of mixed fertilizers
:: called fertilizer sold in all sorts of in order of the ,
., "cheap" Philadelphia conditions to get some made
not until after the spring trade is over. is 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 i reputation and in avoiding 'cheap' goods
characteristic of the fertilizer trade
of other
still ton rather than as "VALUATION" OF FERTILIZERS.They offered by irresponsible parties."-Page
ers are guided by price per trades. Any one who puts out a fertilizer can 39.
x by the amount and quality of the plant-food furnished get it officially analyzed at the Experiment Stations Fail... to Determine the Quality of Preparations of Leather.Alhubeenprovedabundantlybyaperiment..
and it in their but the "oods Established Reputation the '
: ,hence pay anexorbitant price per poundfor appears; reports .
farmer does not know whether the concern is re- Main Security to the Purchaser. leather,whether in its untreated state or steamedor
the constituents. A low price per ton does liable or not The Connecticut Station,in its annual [Extract from Annual Report of the Connecticut toasted, and pulverized, ha* no value as a
not always mean a cheap product; it frequentlymeans report for '95, just out emphasizes the fact Agricultural Experiment Station (Prof. S. W. fertilizer. The State fertilizer law wisely forbids
an expensive one,for the legitimate ex* that In buying mixed fertilizers farmers must Johnson Director),for Year 1895. Issued. December its use in any form as an ingredient of commercial -
, :t": rely to a great extent on reliable dealers and : 1895 ] fertilizers without explicit: printed certificate
,t ... penses preparation,shipment and sale are proportionately The main security of purchasers of mixed fertilizers These valuations it must be remembered are of the fact, such certificate to be conspicuously: )
much greater for low-grade than for is in dealing with firms which have an based on the assumption that the nitrogen,phos- i ffixed to every package' etc.
high-grade goods. 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 potash goods offered by irresponsible parties" The readily available to farm crops. Chemical examination were made were used in vegetation experiments
.. '' are tieonly constituents of direct fertilizing value caution is certainly needed,wten more than one- can show pretty conclusively whether ,to be described on following pages.
. .; .. and mixtures containing aU of these in goodforms third of the nitrogenous superphosphates sold in this is true in respect to potash. There i* less "4565. Ground leather,imported from England
."_ >>: iA cannot be secured for a low price per ton, Connecticut do not furnish in an esptctts,aU certainty regarding phosphoric add,while chem: for use as a cheap 'ammoniate in mixed fertilizers. -
:- ;' unless they are contained in very small amounts; the manufacturers claim for them. ical examination, as it is usually made, oivet{ : The method of manufacture if unknown.It .
. and second,that the expenses of handling are six brands,twenty-one are below outotseventY-1 little or no clue at to the availability of the is a brownish black powder in appearance:
t.". quite.great for'make weight'as foi materials. urers'minimum guarantee in rt51 organic nitrogen of mixed goods. This Station resembling dried blood. When pulverised it
e 4l of actual fertilizing value.' I gredient,five in respect two,and ha ?een for some years engaged in a study of emits an odor of benzine.Page*>.

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TRIUMPH OF THE STRAW- The agent of the Armour Company gate on a full car, of nearly, or quite, plants, then they let nature take its

, BERRY. induced the growers of Lawtey to loada one. thousand dollars. course.
. meat car with strawberries as return CULTURAL_ DIFFICULTIES. OUTLOOK. ';
',' It Now Ranks Staple Crop but arrived at
as a freight, they Chicago a
Meantime the growers have been For several the in
of Florida. mass of black rot and mold, "with years growers
I encountering and gradually overcom- Bradford and Alachua counties had
After overcoming many obstacles, hair on them, as the growers said. ing obstacles in the direction of culti-- almost a monopoly in the industry.
in which they have spent years of hard The Durling cars were forced out vation. It is no small matter in a When the passed
orange groves away _
by a patent refrigerator car owned bya
work, the strawberry growers of Flor climate as humid as that of Florida, many men in South Floridaas far downas
ida may now fairly congratulate themselves strong combination, the C. F. T. to grow a fruit so luscious as the Tampa, prepared land and set out*
which secured from the F.
that their has been placedon Company, strawberry, which is over ninety
crop per strawberry plants, and the growers in .
C. & P. Railroad
an enduring basis as one of the sta- a contract giving cent water, and give it firmness enoughto the two counties named were somewhat _
ples, with an assured market, which them the exclusive right to run refrig-- endure transportation a thousand alarmed lest they should find their oc-
nothing can ever wrest from them. erator cars on that system of roads. miles. Fortunately in this
respect, cupation South Florida
gone. -
There is doubt of the of growers
no capacity
The first shipments principally made however otherwise
unfortunately have now been shipping, in considerable -
W. K. Cessna of Gainesville date these cars to transport the berries in is t
by Florida nearly destitute of animal quantities, for a month or six
back almost to the beginning of the good condition when they are well and organic nitrogen manures, and weeks,and they seem to have furnished

orange industry itself, and the fragrant handled. But, unfortunately, this I the growers were forced to the employment ahout all the fruit which the Northern
l' berry has made steady progress, thoughon was not done; in most cases either the of commercial fertilizers. markets wanted in the severe weather
a small scale when comparedwith bunkers were not sufficiently filled Cotton seed meal be
very I may perhaps which has prevailed there. Now
up ,
with ice at the outset or the supplywas
the gigantic strides of the orange. classed in this category, and many in the last week of March, when the ,
And now that the orange has receiveda not replenished on the way to the growers have had to burn their handson first "real strawberry weather" has at
North and the fruit reached its des-
stunning backset, the strawberry has, it metaphorically, as they often last come to the frozen North, the
as a result, gained an impetus which tination in a mouldy or slushy condi-- burned the roots of their plants liter- growers in Bradford and Alachua, .

has assisted it no little in conquering a tion. ally, before they would learn to let it hitherto somewhat despondent, are
the C. F. T. with-
sure place for itself.REFRIGERATOR. Finally Company severely alone. Cottonseed meal is made glad by the telegrams which
drew and was replaced by the A. R.
BOXES. an excellent thing in a steer's paunch, come down to them from New York.
T. Company, and the same statements but it is mighty poor stuff for the The demand is keen and the
About 1880 Mr. E. Bean, of Jack- made above will apply equally to this as pricesas
sonville, began to ship the crop grown growing of that fruit of which Doc- high as they ever were, five or ten

around that city and up the St. Johnsas system.This has, unfortunately, caused a tor Boteler said that God never madea years ago. Oi course, South Florida ?
far as Mandarin. He used refrigerator constant conflict between the better. It will produce most beau- will always have the lead in Februaryand
growers tiful plants, but their foliage will be March but the
boxes' of his own invention, and the carriers. The latter objectedand diligent grower in
which embodied ,the principle of a cir not without reason-to the so copious and spreading that the North Florida can, in April, not only
culation of air within the box caused by huge, cumbersome refrigerator boxes few berries formed will be pale and ''payout," but put a comfortable lining

placing the ice in a bunker at the top which were given them to haul, and insipid, and will be more or less of a in his pocket besides, especially if the i

of the box and extending down one they have used every practicable expedIent slush before they reach New York. I carrier companies can arrange to give
end. This forced the cold air to set- to endeavor to induce the The same is true of barnyard manure, the growers rates commensurate with
tle the berries side unless it is so thoroughly rotted that those enjoyed by the of Mobile
among at one and to ship in the refrigeratorcars. growers -
growers all the ferment and fire (nitrogen) have and New Orleans.
rise, when warmed, at the other side, The growers would have been
thereby keeping up a constant gentle only too glad to avail themselves of about gone out of it. The supremacy of the Florida straw-

current of cold air through the bodyof these if they could thereby have secured DEGENERATION.Another berry can never be overthrown. The

the fruit. a good service. But they have thing the growers have West India Islands cannot ship this

This primary principle has never been compelled to patronize the box learned, often through years of failure fruit as they can the orange and the

been improved upon in refrigerating system in spite of all the discrimina- and disappointment, that the plant banana. Our thin, silicious soil, and

appliances. Other boxes have been tions and excessive charges imposed[ must be grown with a special view to our enforced use of pure, high grade

invented in which a slab of ice was upon them, in order to get their fruit the maintenance of its vitality. Where chemicals insure a berry which can

thrust down in a narrow apartment transported in such condition as to they are forced by the application of never be surpassed by our competitorsfrom

midway of the box thus bisecting the bring them any returns. stimulating fertilizers to the production Louisiana to California. ,

body of the fruit; others with ice at the NEED OF ADJUSTMENT.The of large yields of fruit, the plants c

two ends, extending down to the bot- I! growers and the carriers are should not be expected or allowed to Mr. V. [T. Shipman, of Lawtey,

tom of the box; others with only one still at sixes and sevens in the matter. throw out runners for the formation of Fla., acting as agent for a Christian i

ice bunker extending clear across the The February and March shipmentsare plants for the ensuing year's planting.This sect calling themselves "Children of

top of the box The great requisite in seldom heavy enough to requirea double duty is excessive; it is a the King," was in Quincy the first of
all of them to cool the individual I taxation which
was whole car on any one railroad line, no variety of plant the week. He visited Gadsden county
package' the quart cup of berries; be- and even if they did, at that season of will long endure with impunity. The with a view of colonizing these peo
fore it was placed in the refrigeratorbox. the year refrigeration is not needed.In growers must either plan to raise a pIe, and visited that section of the

When the field heat was left in April the cars are necessary and crop of young plants themselves from county lying betweenn Mt. Pleasantand
them, and a number of quarts were the strawberry industry will never ex- those which have not been allowed to River Junction. The Childrenof

stored awayin a body, they generally pand to the proportions which it fruit, or they must purchase such the King" are to come from Nebraska

spoiled in transit. might assume until some effective plants from nurseries where such propagation and it is given out that they

REFRIGERATOR CARS. system of transportation in carloads is is made a specialty. The will engage in farming and manufacturing. -

The Gainesville and Lawtey growers provided.If I older growers in the State have learned, A singular thing about the new
were well served for several years the Southern Express Company this lesson well. With this precautionthere sect is that all property is deeded in

by the cars rented from the Florida could be inducd next year to step in is practically no such thing as trust to Christ. All moneys or sur-
Central and Peninsular Railroad Com- and equip a number of refrigeratorcars any running out." plus produce is reserved for a similar

pany by C. S. Durling, a commission to be operated by its own em- FROST. purpose. They live like one large
merchant of New York, and fitted up ployes, as it has been said for seve- The late spring frosts have been a family, and men and women are vested

by him in a primitive manner. These ral years to have had an intention of f terror to the growers, and have caused equally with the right of suffrage, and

cars had each an alley the whole length doing sometime-the solution of the many a one a sleepless night. But the the overseers and advisory boards are ,. .

along the middle, boarded up to the difficulty would probably be reached. veterans in the industry have learnedto elected by them.-Quincy New Era. .

top, holding an enormous amount of f This would commit the entire matter take these cccasional visitations qui-- .. .

ice and leaving room for only a tier of f to a home company abiding here the etly; partly because they cannot pre- With 60 cents per bushel for sweet

crates on each side of the alley. The whole year round, whereas now the vent them; partly because they have potatoes, $4 50 per barrel for cauliflower
waste of ice was immense, but the refrigeration service is very ineffectually and fitfully discovered that by growing large,pow- and$2.20 per crate for tomatoes,
was effective. These carsran.only performed by combinations which erful plants they will protect and save Florida truckers would seem to be do-

to Savannah, where the fruitwas have no permanent interest in Florida.It their fruit in such quantities that they, ing well. Those are the actual figures

transferred to refrigerator com is believed that,the Southern Express the growers, can afford to retire on a received. If, when the market be-

partments, on board the Ocean steam- Company could, and probably frosty night with minds wholly untrou- comes glutted and such prices prevail, .
.ships, and generally arrived in New would, make a considerable reductionin bled. The most successful growers the growers had canneries with whichto

York in good condition. refrigerator charges, which are now work diligently, and spare no expense have the surplus worked up for the

The first attempt at car load ship- ten and sometimes twelve cents a ,through the late summer and fall to market, returns from their crops would .

ments to interior points was disastrous. quart, reaching the enormous aggre- build up a stand of stocky,deep-grown be doubled.Orlando Reporter .#>


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Available Phosphoric Acid 7 to 8 "
Actual Potash 4 to 5 "
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We keep constantly on hand a full Stock of SULPHATE AMMONIA, NITRATE SODA, DRIED BLOOD, BLOOD and BONE, GROUND.--.

BONE, ACID PHOSPHATE and all forms of POTASHES, which will be sold at Close Prices.
Correspondence and Inquiries Solicited.


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"Within the past year I have learned out a new fifty-acre grove adjoiningthe "first lady" plucked "the best orangesshe
Indian River Orange King's Viewof more about orange culture than I old one, and every single plant and ever ate."
the Industry. knew in all of the preceding thirty tree is healthy and doing well. As Mr. Hardee was sent to the legislature
Ex-Senator Gardner S. Hardee of years put together. The freeze left (far as appearance goes, they are from his district in 1889, and is
Rockledge was a recent visitor at the me flat, but it was easier to start beauties. still prominent in county politics. His
Royal Poinciana, and while he was overagain than it was to start freshin "My conclusion is that we were not wife and six handsome daughters
t here the Citizen correspondent in- 1868, and it is easier now for me nearly so badly hurt as we at first his Indian River home, as loyal grace to
duced him to talk a little about the to plant 100 acres than it was thento thought we were, and that we can Florida and the Indian River sectionas
condition of the orange industry on plant two, although now I have not stand two blizzards in twenty-five yearsif any other Southrons native and"to
( Indian River as affected by last year's half a lifetime ahead of me as I had we can learn such valuable lessons the manner born."Florida Citizen.
freeze, the work of recuperation now then. from them as most of the growers have
going on, and his part in it. Mr. "Before the freeze I had just let learned[ this year. Nearly all the Indian .
i Hardee is a very modest man when it things rock along easily, each day River people feel as I do about it, An Orange Grower's Experience.Editor .
comes to speaking of his own .experiments bringing its own work and ideas. But and I feel no hesitancy in saying that Farmer and Fruit-Grower:
r and one could never learn : this year I have been putting into in three years from now more oranges Heretofore I have never attemptedany
f r from his lips that he is East Florida's practice many ideas I was afraid to will be shipped from Indian River writing on citrus culture, and do
orange king, and a recognized author- try before. During the year I have than have ever been shipped before. not intend to now,leaving such thingsto
ity on all subjects pertaining to orange read a great deal, chief among the "Orange culture on Indian River those of more experience in that
\ culture. He has studied the matter matter digested being consular reportsof has only been temporarily interrupted.It line; but as there seem to be questions
carefully and thoughtfully, giving his orange-growing, and attendant has received no backset, and, while coming up continually from different
ideas practical experiments before giving methods in foreign countries. I find other sections south of us may enjoy sources, I thought I would give
voice to them, and by this means I that at Palermo the climate and soil "booms" and periods of unusual ac- my experience and observations of
f has arrived at the position he now oc- are_.very _similar_ to conditions on tivity, that must not be taken as any the freeze on different stocks and van.. _
cupies."I Indian River and the methods are indication that Indian River is lag- eties. My main grove on hammockI n
r came to Indian River in the i it almost the same, with one exception : ging. The industrial conditions thereare have very little to say about, as it
t spring of 1868, a young fellow just out! There the trees are at their zenith at encouraging, and we have at last went like the great majority-to the
1 of a South Georgia cornfield. Planting fifteen years, and at twenty years theyare learned not to depend on one crop. ground-and is doing about as well as
r an orange grove was about the I decidedly on the wane, just as we Mr. Hardee raised enough corn in the balance of the groves which were j
1( hardest work I ever undertook, for it.'was have found on Indian Riverat twenty- his orange grove last year to last his in that condition, with the exception j
f all new to me,and I thought then five, or just before they are cut down family: and horses a year. He also that the sweet stocks are considerably
that if I could raise 100 boxes a year' and destroyed. Well, no Indian raised tomatoes, beans, and egg plantsfor in advance of sour stocks. The latter
f 'I'd be doing fairly well," began Mr. River grower ever had the courage to market. were mostly budded four to five feet
s f a Hardee. do that. Men think after they have "When I was a young fellow, new high, some nearer the ground, but it
"1 bought eight acres of State land, worked fifteen, twenty, or twentyfiveyears to Florida," said Mr. Hardee, "I had seemed to make very little difference,
river front, upon which my house bringing a grove to "perfection," great expectations of what orange as they are all in about the same con.
now stands, and which I have used cutting it down would be the heightof culture would amount to, for me in dition, slower to start and not making
for a residence site ever since, home- foolhardiness, and so I thought particular. I have a thousand times such a vigorous growth as the sweet
l, steading the adjoining 160 acres on the until the freeze came and made an more than realized my brightest anti- stocks.
west. Here I began my 8-acre seedling opportunity for trying the Palermo cipations, and it holds just as much Back a quarter of a mile from Lake
grove, which I lost last winter after plan. Many people were discour- promise for any other young man as Apopka, on poor high pine land, I
-. twenty four years of bearing. I aged; they are still, too much so to it did for me." had three acres in grove set from two
t. planted the seeds myself, got my try to do much with their old groves. Mr. Hardee owns one of the most to four years on rough lemon, sweet '
grove land ready, did the transplant- But I had to do something, so I wentto beautiful places at "Rockledge, the and sour stocks. The lemon startedat
0,, tug, and then worked hard to obtain work and sawed off my 24-year-old Beautiful," on Indian River. This once from the ground or tap root,
results since realized. Every year 1 I seedlings, and am budding on to them large grove is one of the best known, as soon as the weather got to growing
have learned something new about the just as fast as I can get sprouts. And is well kept,and carefully attended to. condition, and a good many of them
industry-every day, you may say- instead leaving only a sprout on the Coming to Florida in humble circumstances had shoots six and eight feet high before .
and now looking back upon those first old stump to be supported by an area the owner has year by year: sweet and sour stocks made an
years, which I may call 'the years of of twenty feet of roots. I am tryingthe acquired money through industry and effort to start. The sour stocks here
idiocy I wonder how I ever produced plan of leaving the sprouts on, to attention to business, so that now he also seemed to fare the worst, if the
:..:: any fruit at all. But my trees grew be trimmed into symmetrical shape is regarded as one of the most substantial time it took them to get a move on
f and prospered. I enlarged my area later. This is my plan. I do not men in the upper East Coast. them was any evidence to go by.
: to more than thirty acres in time, and recommend it, as it is simply an experiment His grove was visited by President and They all went through the first freeze
I .at the time of last year's freeze I was with me. Mrs. Cleveland and their party in without any protection, and surprising
'.'.- shipping, and had been for some years, I am doing all I can with my old 1887, and contains the famous "Frances to say, those on rough.lemons lost
I} :;;. ,T 8,ooo boxes of oranges a season. grove, and in addition I am setting Cleveland" tree, from which the but about one-third of their tops,



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- while sweet and sour went to the Protection for- Orange Groves. color. This pine has not as yet been 'It .' t

ground.We The discussion regarding frost pro Pinery.Edited fairly tested so I cannot speak as to I
its value to us. I also received two
tection the Press J
heard of the second blizzardon inaugurated by two
the way about five o'clock the or three months ago has led to the J. B. Beach,West Palm Bea.chFla. other varieties, one of which is of no
value excepting as an ornament being
of valuable ,
before it reached and making experiments under
evening us, Varieties of the Pineapple the "Seven Fruited Pine," and bear- '
worked that night till twelve the advice of Prof. Hammon, :Mr.
near ,
dead alive Finkle and others. Geo. A. Flemingof :Many of us have no doubt heard of ing small apples where the ordinary
banking everything, or ,
Visalia influenced Prof. Ham. been slips grow, each apple having acrown, .
about a foot high with sand. This we by very large pineapples having .
mon's valuable made in Brazil friends whose and the other variety similar to the .
an experiment seen by good
:" did not remove until abc;'April when paper, .:
. the growth began to sh15w S >:onsider- during the recent cold snap and fortune or business has led them there "Blood, but bearing rather a larger I i
succeeded in the fruit and them is known apple than this known variety. This
able size could whetherit protecting amongst one by
so we j j1dge;
must be further tested before I can
growing his farm. His "The Pernambuco called I .
sound Wet on 4oo-acre us as so
was a or sickly growth.
if it is of value.In i
found that the only buds we had left neighbors' crops, which were unprotected believe because it is grown near the say any
on the place were on rough lemon suffered quite seriously. city of that name. Friends of mine the Palm Beach covered pinery '
stocks, budded low.Ve had some Hammon's method was somewhatof have seen this pine weighing as muchas we are cultivating some of the Englishhot 1
twelve or fifteen varieties on lemon an improvement over the one twenty and twenty-five pounds. house varieties amongst which are 'I
and the only ones that came throughwere recommended by Finkle of San Ber- have several hundred plants, some of "Prince Albert," "Lord Carrington," j
native, or Florida varieties, all nardino. The latter advised the use which have fruited two years, but "Charlotte Rothschild," and "Black' tl
imported ones having perished. Magnum of large vats of water with fires built have never been able to raise an apple Jamaica." While we have had a few ,I
'Bonum, Foster and, Homasassa, around them. Hammon suggested much over three pounds. A more delicious fruit from these, I cannot personally Jt
',. we had ready to bud from in four small fires, sprayed from time to time. fruit, however, cannot be speak as to their merits, as they were r
months or durin July and .A gust. In[ turn Fleming has improved on found. To appreciate it i thoroughly, shipped North. I know, however,
Eyes from those buds took well and Hammon's idea. His method is described it must be eaten with a spoon, as the they brought us good prices. The
in most cases started well, while bud- in a letter to Hammon as follows flesh is so juicy and tender. In spiteof apples were fine, heavy fruit and from
wood taken from budded trees that hada : these good qualities, it has proved what little I know of them, I believe
streak..of liye bark up the body to "Your valued favor of the 3d inst. with me a good shipper, but at presentit they will always sell well, especially
above the relative to protection from frost re is not at all known on the marketsat when better known in the markets.
the bud, so as to start out
bud, proved a failure with us, buddedat ceived. Have made use of it to our its real value. If, however, we With the exception of three varieties "
the same time and in exactly the great advantage three times duringthe could grow it to half its proper size, I have now exhausted the list of
same manner. My-idea was' that one latter part of last week. Damageis I believe no other fancy pine wouldbe all I had any great amount of experience -
was healthy wood, and the other was reported within a few miles of us asked for. Perhaps some day it with. Those left are the Sugar <',
not and lacked sufficient vigor or vitality where no effort at protection was may be better known, planted, and Loaf, of which I say but little, having
to retain life until the act of made, but can discover no evidence of developed, and this result reached. but a few plants. I do know, however,
uniting took place. frost here at all. The plant is of fine growth and in that by some it is considered a good (
In endeavoring to carry out your spite of the small size of the fruit, paying apple to grow. It certainly is,
From August the 1St to 20th, I idea of evaporating as much water as must, by reason of its superior qualities -I when properly ripened, of good flavor
budded.forty or fifty shoots. A large possible with the least amount of rising give it a high place in the list of and sweetness; but from what I have "
part of those taken from sound wood heat we used several plans. We fancy pineapples.I seen of it in the Northern markets it j
put out and made growth during the could not spray water on our fires, as have written far more than I intended hardly ever reaches there in good condition i
fall. The party whom we had un- it required a man to attend each fire. to and'have but to make par. so far as appearance goes, the
wrap those budded just before we left We burned brush beforehand on our ticular mention of one other lot of crowns having generally dropped out
the State, overlooked some which avenues and open spaces, and the beds plants I am growing, and which are and the apple having a shrivelled ap-
. were budded very low, as near the of live coals formed were smudgedwith as to some at least, if not as to all, pearance. Not being a grower of it, ,
ground as was possible to work, and wet straw and manure several the only ones of the kind in this coun- I am not capable of saying more. I j
they, with the balance of the sprouts, hours before sunset and kept wet. try. First comes "The Giant Kew," a believe there are two distinct kinds.
were all banked during the past win This could not be done.among the variety similar in almost all respects : one of which is far superior to the
ter. On reaching home in March, I trees without danger of burning them. to the "Smooth Cayenne. This is other, but not so numerous.
went to examining and pulling the We therefore heaped wet straw on a another instance where the fruit is of, "The White Antigua," although a
sand from those budded and found wire network four feet square stretched large size. In India, from whence I fine,healthy and strong-growing plant,
the majority of those that had not from four stakes driven into the obtained my plants, the fruit of this is not a general favorite by reason of .
started were dormant and in good ground, the straw being about one anda variety reaches a weight of from the difficulty in getting good sized fruit
condition, and at the present time a half feet from the ground. Small twenty-five to thirty pounds and is of from it. Its flavor is peculiar to itself,
large,number have started. Those that fires were built under them, and a fine flavor. Here I have only been and whilst liked by some, it is not a
had been wrapped for six or seven man could attend to several. able to grow an apple weighing ten first-class pine on all its merits. My
months were in as good condition as But we finally hit on a still better pounds, but hope later on to do better. objection to it is principally on account ,
those exposed. We lost_no fall_ budsor scheme. We built similar wire frameson My friend who sent me these suckers of its inability to withstand cold, it being i
others from cold, and left the banks our low truck wagons, stretchingthem wrote that they were from plants from in my opinion, the most tender
until the present time, fearing a cold from four wagon stakes and which he had picked apples weighing pineapple plant we have.
snap might visit us. No doubt if they heaping wet manure over them. Dirt twenty-five pounds, but as in the case This completes the list of fancy
had been uncovered, early, when was thrown on the wagon beds to pro. of the Pernambuco, our soil and cli- pines with which I have had actual acquaintance -
growth ,first started, we should have tect them, and pots of burning tar were mate may not enable us to get such by cultivation to any extent -
gained; the first.growing season and set underneath the straw roof. A I. fine results as are attained in the native and I would say that whilst thereare
been so much ahead, by taking the barrel of water on the wagon was home of these plants. I must numerous others of varying degrees
chances of a freeze. We should have used to keep the straw wet. The I mention another variety received by of value to outdoor growers, and
been safe in so doing, but of course smoke and vapor were carried to the me from India, as it promises to be- amongst which may be classed the following -
we didn't know it, and took the safest i rear as the wagon moved, and, beingat come a great acquisition to our pin. viz.: The Crown Prince,Lady
plan. once out of the rising heat, fell eries. It is a plant similar in a great Beatrice Lambton, Montserratt, Black
Some person asked what the condition close to the ground in a long white many respects to the Queen, but bearing Antigua, St. Vincent, Lemon Queen,
of sprouts was that had been trail. At daylight our whole 400 no slips, being propagated entirelyby Blood, and many others too numerousto
banked all winter. 0. K., with one acres of orchard was covered with a suckers. It is called "The Mauri mention, and of which but little is
or two exceptions; those gave evidence white fog extending from the ground tius. The fruit is excellent in every known in this country. I believe that
of gum disease, the bark on one about twenty feet high.-Riverside respect, and will in the future becomea in the first few to which I have referred '
side being partly decayed. The same Press: great favorite. It is of deep golden in this paper, viz.: The Abbaka and
thing has happened with us when I KM color and in weight runs from four to Smooth Cayanne, Porto Rico and
wrapped with newspapers and partly':. Hon. C. B. Collins, Floridas' six pounds. It seems of hardy growthand Queen, we have a quartette which for
banked, and! believe that it is a dis worthy and efficient State Treasurer, as yet is not susceptible to dis general cultivation it will be difficultto
ease,the lemon is subject to more than after an absence of several weeks of ease. With these plants I also received beat, and upon which the average
other,stocks, and especially where the recreation in South Florida, returned another variety never before farmer, at least, can rest, should he so
tops have,been cut back and have not Sunday evening, very much improvedin seen here I believe. "The Yellow desire it, and be satisfied.I .
sufficient :wood to take the sap furnished health, and ready to resume his Pine," so named, I suppose, from the must not, in speaking on varieties, '0
by the roots. duties. His friends here, and theyare spathe leaves of the blossom and fruit close without giving full credit to that

S. S. DE LANOY. legion, wish him continued im- being yellow instead of red, as is the old friend, the Red Spanish, the one _
provement and a long life of useful case in all other pines I have seen, that for pears was, and that still is, to I Ia
Apopka, .Fla. ness.-Tallahasseean.; and the fruit being of a light green great extent, the mainstay of the 1


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Despite all that has been ". ""'
said as to its toughness, etc., it still Fatttnep&T ttaeke11, old gin so much improved that it is which the Sea Island cotton is still :- -

has many friends who swear by it, andas not now unusual to obtain from 700 confined. Whenever it has been car-
to 1,000 pounds of lint per day to the ried either
long as pineapple culture lasts so or north or west be-
long will it continue to hold the lead Sea Island Cotton-III. gin when properly adjusted and driven yond these limits a certain decline in

in numbers, at least, if in nothing else, PREPARATION FOR MARKET. by steam. quality has followed its removal."

and I doubt not but that in the future In harvesting this cotton All Sea Island cotton was formerly And yet today, while its cultivationupon
its usefulness will care must sent to market in round bags, weighing the of .
be better appreciated, be taken to remove all trash and coast Georgia has been
and its properties, both medicinal and leaves, as the presence of these sub 300 to 350 pounds each, the practically abandoned and upon the

otherwise, better understood, and that stances materially detracts from its cotton being packed by hand, a man Carolina coast much curtailed, the

with the introduction of canning facto- commercial value. The method of f, standing in the bag and forcing the bulk of what is known as Sea Island
cotton down with
ries, etc., into our midst, the cultivationof going over the entire bulk and an iron pestle. In cotton in the markets of the world is

this variety will be largely increased, moving by hand all leaves and yellow re recent years in, while the bulk of the I grown in Georgia, in the territory ly-

and with these additional outlets for cotton (locally known crop grown Georgia and Florida is ing between the counties of Scriven,
as is i
sent to market in bales
our fruit the talk of square nearly Emanuel, Laurens
overproductionwill both tedious and expensive, but no the entire Carolina is Johnson, Wilcox,
have no fears to us, and, indeed, other plan has as yet been in crop still packed Worth, Dougherty, Baker, Miller and
successfully round
but in
bags, place of hand
will be and the
not heard. adopted to attain this ocean,and in Florida .
end whippersand and
pestle the is
The establishment cotton packed into in all counties
of the canning in similar east of Gadsden, buts
especially upon the bag by means of iron disk I
dustry, etc,,should be one of the prin the finer grades, being now discardedas an a i the quality of all cotton grown both
large in diameter as the diameter of i in
cipal things to which our attention the Georgia and Florida is much in
rendrring staple dryer and moreopen the bag which is moved
and down ferior
should be to
directed the Carolina
earnestly and than the exactions of the trade grown upon -
should outsiders by means cog wheels attached to a coast, and both
not Georgia and Florida
come amongst us, require. But the
greater perfection of f crank in the hands of
two but
men t
I believe it is a matter we ourselves, asa the bolls, resulting from the liberal whereas growers are obliged to renew their
use laborer
a usually took a day seed
body, should take up. of fertilizers and the better by purchases from the islands
Trusting I have not unduly taken up condition of the land attained physical 1 to pack one bag with the pestle, with upon the Carolina coast. For, although
by un- the disk and
cogs two men pack from ,
your time, and claiming indul the seed grown the
your has
derdrainage for those who have six in
eight bags the time.
for the little Georgia islands would
information if the
any, availed themselves of these advantages The preserve
that I have been average weight of these bags i is distinctive characteristics
able to of the
impart to you, so diminished the amount of about staple
I will close my remarks by thanking 350 pounds, although many yet the abandonment of its cultivation
yellow cotton that
as now a laborer. planters send their
to market in i
for attention and crops there necessitates the
you your forbearance. twice I purchases -
; can much
prepare as cotton for
bags weighing 400 pounds and
G. C. MATTHAMS. up- from the Carolina islands.
the gin as formerly, and that in so ward.

4 much better condition as to do away TERRITORY. In Florida there is grown a grade of

We learn from :Mr. D. S. Borland I in great measure with the additionally The Encyclopaedia Britannica in cotton known in the sea island marketsas
that he has set out this winter i expensive of what is "East Floridas in
25 acres process locally its article on the subject of cotton, superior quality
in new orange groves on Orange River. known as "mooting," a method by mentions the superiority of the Sea Island to all other Georgia and Florida cot

Taylor Frierson has set out J 7 acres ,which all ginned cotton was carefully cotton grown upon the islands off. tons, and being grown nearer the coast,

in new grove on his individual property ,- gone over, and all defective and discolored the coast of Georgia, but makes no allusion is said to degenerate more slowly than

and the, Kells have added 15 staple and all cracked seed l to the fitness of the islands that grown in any other part of Geor
acres more to their grove. A solid and trash removed, two laborers now upon the Carolina coast for the growthof !gia or Florida. For it must be borne

orange grove now extends! from the doing that which was formerly the this plant and of its successful cul in mind that the degeneracy here

upper to the lower bridge on OrangeRiver.Tropical work of fifteen. tivation there. spoken of is in reference to the staple

News. Old planters were slow to avail In an article upon the subject of and not to the plant, it remaining ever

Mr. J. G. Hardee is budding trees; themselves of the advantages of Sea Island cotton, prepared by Thos. distinctively sea island cotton, but the

for Mr.S. Kitching and others in tow n i. the gin invented by F. McCarthy Spaulding of Georgia, and publishedin staple year by year becoming! shorter m

:Mr. Hardee has quite a lot of budded of Alabama about the year 1840, the "Southern Agriculturist" in and shorter until it is undistinguishable

trees which he budded since the freeze, the bulk of the crop being pre- January, 1835, the following statement from upland cotton. .

and he has been selling them at a pared for market upon the foot gin, is made respecting the territory SUPPLY.In .

good price right along.-Indian River; until a few years before the war when in which this plant can be grown: reviewing the records of the crop

Advocate.The this gin came into general use, but be "The only essential property that is of sea island cotton it is observed that

cause of the difficulty of properly ad. required is a saline atmosphere withit in 1875 the total
; little
of Volusia crop a less
county can boast of it and
justing of
use improper motive soil in Georgia or Carolina than
any of
bags which
the two best paved towns in the State may 15,000 Carolina
power an average of from 200 to produce fine cotton, without it no soil grew 4,756 bags or
-steadily two that are progressive and are 280 pounds of lint per day to the gin will produce fine cotton. It is within Georgia 1,213 bags,nearly or nearly one-third one-;
going ahead-DeLand
a was regarded a fair result. The this district of
es- from
country George- tenth, and Florida
model interior 8,950 bags,or near-
town and
Daytona, parts of this gin have been setup town in South Carolina
St. three-fifths
the pride of the east coast.-DaytonaGazetteNews. in to Mary's, ly and yet this crop has so
a most substantial
manner by in Georgia, and extending not more increased that in 1894 the total crop
the Platte Bros of England, and the than fifteen miles from the
sea, to was 74,628 bags, of which Carolina

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grew 5,894 bags, Florida 15,931, while
Georgia grew 53,703, or more than Poultry. N DeLANOY'Si_ 1
r two-thirds of the entire crop. Of these ------------------------------------------------
while the American Edited by 8. 8. DeLANOY. Apopka Fla.
crops, takings in
1875 were only 1,915 bags, they had Mediterranean Class. Popular Poultry farm
increased in 1894 to 34,765. These 0
figures reveal the surprising fact that Breed: Leghorns; Varieties Brown,
the demand for this commodity has so Rosecomb Brown, White, Rosecomb PCPOPKK, PL.
increased as to require a crop nearly White, Black, Dominique, Buff, Sil
five times larger than was used twenty ver Duckwing. T \!
years ago. White.Breed: ?Minorca; Varieties-Black, CORNISH INDIAN GAMES

CONSERVATIVE COTTONTOTS.In Andalusian-Blue. Sharp's and Imported. The best Table Fowl known. ,
the paper above alluded to, writ- Spanish-Black. I -eli'- Great for Broiler

ten over sixty years ago, Mr. Spauld- The above is the class recognizedby $: BLACK-+- MINORCAS. -
ing thus speaks of those engaged in the American Standard of Perfec [&;
the cultivation of sea island: "Whetherit tion, and we believe that if there i is Larger than Leghorns. Good layers of Large White Eggs =
is that the cultivation of sea island anyone variety of fowls peculiarlyadapted C -.-.<.-
cotton has afforded fewer inducementsthan to this climate, they will be best.We Both give well all our adapted attention to this to the climate.above two breeds and aim to have the
other subjects of cultivation, cer- found in the above class. >
tain it is that those engaged in it,even S. S. D. E G G SAt> reduced. ; two prices, 83.50 during; three balance, 3.25.of 1896. One"Packed setting in,
within these limited districts, have not .. E Egg Carriers and guaranteed to arrive safe.
greatly increased, and it is the succes- Color In the Egg Yolks. -WE CAN FURNISH- _
sors of the first cultivators that are still The color of the yolk of the egg POULTRY SUPPLIES.-
engaged upon this object. They are seems often to be affected "very noticeably -
generally an educated people, and a by a change in the food. It is Nerves and Egg-Laying.
stationary ene,less anxious after change frequently the case that eggs from Another thing that greatly afiects a r uo.N st 4 Send for CATALOGUE Annual Descriptive -,
than their countrymen are supposed to fowls closely confined in winter or hen's ability to layis "the state of her I 1 newly issued and revised.
be, and, although smitten in war by summer, having little variety of food, nerves"if we may put it that way. C t 1 ti It needed contains by the everything Horticulturist
England, and in peace by the National and especially a ration deficient in We have had something to say about 1 PLANTS and and plant-lover.TREES for
tariff, they have still clung, with green food, show pale colored yolks. why hens "hold up" their eggs, and .. # 'J Orchard, Window. Lawn
some degree of fondness, to the places A change in the amount of meat or how they are able to do it. We all 8 ,,-,,,op or collection Greenhouse.to select Largest: from
whereat they were born, and to the fresh bones does not always :seem) to know how hens sometimes stop laying REASONER in the South.
seas in which they were bred."* And have much influence. I have known for days or weeks when made uncom- BROTHERS. ONECO FLA.)

while today the bulk of the Georgiaand hens that had the run of a barn and fortable by fright, vermin, change of.
Florida crop is grown by small barnyard to lay eggs with much darker house, or some other cause. In this X L ThEM ALL.
farmers, whose cotton is prepared for colored yolks than did neighboring issue of the "Rural New Yorker" is a QUALITY TELLS
l market at public or toll gins, and a hens confined, but fed better in most sensible explanation of the reason for THE DEST
large proportion of the Carolina crop respects. In one instance, a much this "hold up," and it comes back to
. is grown by the colored population, : deeper orange color in the yolk followed the matter of keeping the hens good- STEEL Mill. .
t who also gin their cotton at public I a change in feeding to green natured and happy. The Leghorn henis UROKSEST tore band STEEL catalogue TOWER. No and long prices.story
r1 gins, the comparatively few planterswho clover and alfalfa. One lot where pale much like the Jersey cow in the fact 'HELPS J.ft ClGELOW WIND MILL CO., I r
under changed conditions, con I colored yolks were the rule, laid eggs that she is naturally nervous and high Kalamazoa.! forming in a modified degree to Mr. with orange colored yolks after they strung. It takes but little disturbanceto
Spaulding's description, still continueits had been given the run of a barn floor unsettle her and stop her egg flow. :EGGS
cultivation, are, like the planters of covered with dry clover chaff and Some people claim that it is no use trying FROM BEST STRAINS
his day, mainly the descendants of J leaves. A change in color of butteris to tame a high.spirited Leghorn, Barred Plymouth Rock
those who previously followed the often noticeable in the same way and that the quieter Breeds are mere and for 13 Brown; 91.75tor Leghorns. ,Mi-81
same occupation. woen cows are turned to pasture after profitable for that reason. That is non I norcas, Buff Leghorns
dry feed. Clover hay and corn stover sense, as many poultrymen can s.; y a andotte'Buff Cochins, 81.50, Silver for Wy-z3i;
Right here we wish to give a few make different colored butter. Clover from actual experience. You may fet d a 83.50 for Mitchell 26. Strawberry
points on leg weakness, in order that hay or alfalfa hay is good to feed hens the most carefully balanced ration in Early(the earliest), 25-
our readers may understand why such when the fresh fodder cannot be had, the world, and house the hens in the ttmg Catalogue free.FJantg Free with each
sudden ailments appear. The follow and may help to bring about the most scientific manner; but if they are KENNESAW FARSIS: ,
is the result of observations change desired. Box 191, MarIettaCa.;
ing : High not kept quiet and good-natured you -
roosting will cause bumble foot, and Mr. Cushman said : will have but few eggs.
also lameness of the joints, from the What makes the yolks of eggs The above is from the "Rural New THE 'IMPROVED
constant jarring getting up on the light-colored? Doubtless the same Yorker." The article referred to is, VICTOR
roost, especially if the birds are large cause that affects the color of butterin in part,as follows: "In order that any .
and fat. Rapid growth will cause leg winter. Wheat and barley, when gland or organ of the body may perform INCUBATOR
weakness, more especially with males. fed to fowls, produce whiter flesh and its function properly, it must have c _- Hatches Chickens by Steam.
When hens become lame it may be whiter fat than corn and grass. The a normal amount of blood flowing The Absolutely simplest nelf.reg most ulatlnr reliable.
due to being with the males and they color of the yolk of eggs is, doubtless, through it, both to supply the needed Uata.logne In and TEL cheapest first-class Circulars Hatchet Are*
should be removed at once. Keep affected in the same way. Eggs from material for the secretion, and also to GEO. &CO.,Qnlncy Ill
the birds on a low roost, feed fresh varieties of fowls that lay but few, are keep up the normal action of the gland
ground bone and add one teaspoonful 1 said to be richer than those from itself. The flow of blood being regulated
of tincture of iron to each gallon of f breeds which lay large numbers of by the involuntary nerves, any-
drinking water.-Texas Stockman and eggs. They are at least usually deeper thing that excites or worries interfereswith
Farmer.A in color. The first eggs of a White normal secretion (usually by causing tx
.. Leghorn pullet laid in the fall have as spasms of the arteries for a time,
new county jail is to be built at yellow yolks as those of any breed; later followed by relaxation). We see HATCH Chlokens, hthe.DEL:
Lake City. 'but after she has laid a hundred or this action in the withholding of saliva -- EXCElSIOR Inccbator

The Tampa Board of Trade will more eggs they have become considerably when one is very anxious to swallow SimpU Ptrftet __,._., .
lighter and both yolks and dry food in in r .., l.,. TDo.e.odr in (acceufeloperation.
erect quarters for the board to cost a hurry, especially sorre L we.t priced
$50,000. whites become thinner and more wa of the savage ordeals; or, on the other: : *Circular Sendao.aor bee. T 1!nt-OEO.laM HaUhrr II. 8TA11L.&de. -
tery as the winter advances. This hand,the excitement may cause a rapid mof.c.t.IOROe. 114 tat QQ X HiHCQ.-. .nL
The new blind, door and sash factory
change may be prevented, to a considerable action of the muscular coats of hollow
Palatka is fast
approaching extent, by providing an tubes, such as the bowels, and cause
completion.The abundance of food rich in eggproducing an involuntary emission of the con WOVEN WIRE FENCE .
County Commissioners of F material Beef scraps or cooked tents, or they may act so sharply as to
Washington county have decided to meat and corn should be given as cause a complete spasm, and prevent ) rong Earth., Fig and Bone Chicken high,
build a fine brick court house. well as wheat, and plenty of good any action at all until relaxation follows You rods can per make day for from from 40
The Bright Ice Works Company are clover or second-crop hay, to take the the spasm. UIBUIIba 22c.Catalogue; a Rod.Free.
erecting a building for an ice plant place of green grass.-Rural New "Now,in regard to the egg; wouldn't / & -. BROS.Indiana., ,,
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it State News. Our Rural Home. never absorbed by the stomach whenit .
t contains food, no better kind of ,

1 8' light food could be taken than apples,

. :Mr. C. P.. Fuller, in town this week, Dainty Linen. crackers and cheese once every houror

says that over a thousand crates of so during toe day." Any one 1
cabbage left Ellenton last week, and For Our Rural Home. wishing an invitation and particularsof

over ten thousand will go out duringthe A very dainty set of doilies is madeof above Club write with enclosed

next thirty days, making the cabbage fine.linen, and has the edges cut stamped envelope to

crop from that section over 12- in scallops and button-hole stitched J. N. CLUB,

ooo crates.Manatee River Journal. with Asiatic twisted embroidery silk. No. 9,574,708,
In each of the is embroideredwith
scallops Daytona Fla.
The Danish town of Modelo, PAINKILLER
Asiatic filo of fruitor .
a single spray .
below New River, is the latest
I flowers; for instance, one doiley
claimant for attention acres
20,000 To Gain Flesh.
has cluster ot with leaf
a currants
a or
have been reserved for their farm
The lean and
two; another has two or three cher- scrawny woman may
b plats and village, and agents are at ries another others like to know a regimen to encourage TUB
; gooseberries; GREAT
work in the Northwest giving infor-
the accumulation of flesh. It
strawberries, huckleberries, etc., pre Family Medicine\ of the
mation as to plans and terms at Age.
; scribes frequent meals first of all
through the list of small fruits. Flowers as,
Mani.tee, Mich., agent Paulsen; at may be used instead of the fruit if directly after eating there is a tendency Taken Internally, It Cures

Chicago, agent Eskilson. This set- desired. Care should be taken to havea to inactivity which is in itself con Diarrhoea, Cramp, and Pain in the
tlement is to be exclusively for Danes. Stomach, Sore Throat Sudden
ducive to fat. There should be five Colds
little difference in the each
sprays on Coughs, &c., &c.
-Tropical Sun.
doiley. The be worked instead of three meals a day, with a
The of the St. Peters sprays may Used Externally, It Cures
orange crop rest after each. The and
with filo in colors white. White is midmorning
is estimatedat or Cuts, Braises, Bums Scalds
burg section for next year mid-afternoon. refreshment Sprains,
considered quite correct at present. may Toothache, Pain in the Face
boxes and as season'scrop
20,000 Carving cloths and tray cloths may light and simple-an egg beaten up in ralgia, Rheumatism, Frosted Feet i
has been of
disposed at prices !
be made in the same orange juice at one and a glass of No article[
way. ever attained to
ranging from $2.50 on the trees to ******
R. E. MERRYMAN.\ milk at the other, but they should be popularlt-Saltm An Obentr.
' article o1 great merit and '
York the for Thtue.-C
.. $6.50 in prospects eaten regularly.At (J'Partl. u.
the be dis 'Ye can bear testimony ..0 the efficacy of the 1
i ensuing year may safely Apples.For the other meals more eggs and eoaothi llJ'r. We painnand! 1A 1
counted. Manatee has the the seyerc6t know It to b. .
, county Our Rural Home. milk, toasted bananas, tenderloin good Irtlcle.-Crnrin71lZtl Dlspatah.
heaviest bloom the trees have ever A speed cure for pain-no family should b.
When steak hot chocolate wIthout 1t.-JfontraZ ,
we possibly can buy ripe whipped cream, "
borne, and a conservative estimate apples take them in preference to any baked potatoes, cream soups of various In which I'. the most valuable family medicine l now

places the crop at 75,000 boxes.- other as they are king, in that they sorts, and similar fat-producing It Ilse.-T'7I.has real merit Oqan.; II a means of removing! paiD,
Tampa Tribune. contain a larger percentage of glame food. Coffee, tea, lemonade, condiments Perry, DAT1a: has Pain acyaired.li ller-Nerporf a reputation(XV.equal) DaflNews. to,

:Mr. R. I. 0. Travers, had $12,000 and in consequence are the healthiest. i -pickles, olives and the like- It is really' a valuable aienH! U naedby

cash shaken in his face this week for I Always peel before eating and when 'should be used sparingly. Toast many Beware PhSiefans.-B'Jtoll of imitations, bur Trattlltr.onl, the renum

for his half interest in the Travers & I you have the peelings of half a dozenor should be almost prohibited ; gluten, loge mode bottIea.1 by "PEltRY and buts DAVIL' Sold Ifarl.hel" '9
.. :J.
Frierson grove, and refused the cash. more, cover with water and boil whole wheat, rye, Boston brown or .. ',

Mr. Travers and Taylor Frierson pur- until tender, then drain off water and graham bread partaken of instead. 4

chased this grove two years ago for measure and to every cup of juice Green salads dressed with plenty of BULBS PLANTS.Butterfly
$4,800, and as we mentioned a short allow: heaping tablespoonful of corn 'pure oil and. only a dash of lemon .

time ago, :Mr. Travers has sold his starch and sugar to taste. Boil in juice, are valuable. The salad leaves .

half interest in next season's crop for double boiler until well cooked and i are really merely the vehicle for oil, Lily (recently catalogued as
'White Canna"
: by some enterpnsing
$3,000, $600 more than he paid for serve when cold with cream and sugar. more oil, and still oil. It is remarkable ists),beautiful and fragrant..............ioc.
half interest in the i Canna-Giant Cardinal, tall and showy.....10
his property.- The Ralston Health Club, General : the amount of oil one can learn to C. Nepalensis, fine yellow..... ..............10
Tropical News. Membership book, says (page 155)) consume by increasing the quantity C. Robusta, bronze leaved............... ....10
C. Flaccida, the "Orchid Canna" ... .......10
There is an impression among the "Apples and all ripe fruits may be little by little. The seeker after Caladium Esculentum-elephant's ear......10
orange growers that citrus fruits- eaten freely ; but the preferred fruits plumpness should keep off her feet as g -The above collection for 50 cents.

lemons, oranges, grape fruit and limes are apples, pears and grapes." much as possible. If she is a carriage Amaryllis 15c.; six Equestre for .....,..6.cents. ......each.....;. .three......for...25<:.
-do not thrive well in this latitute. "Apples contain some muscle making woman, so much the better; if she is Tuberose bulbs fine double,sc. each; six for.25

Any one doubtful of the success of f elements, good brain food, nerve not, and is besides a business, woman, Tuberose Oxalis bulbs smaller(rose.colored size, per),dozen.per dozen..... ...............10 jo

such fruits need only go into the hammocks stimulants ; and are very cleansing to let; her watch every chance throughout Madeira vine,50. each; six for............ ...25
Pereskia Aculeata,each....... .. .... ..... 10
or the old fields at Miami or the blood. They may be eaten any the day when she may sit or ride Night-blooming Cereus (C grandiflora)......20
vicinity to see oranges, lemons and hour of the day, and on an empty in lieu of standing or walking. Coral honeysuckle or Fuschia-flowered Halliana,white honesuckle..to, fragrant .. .. 10

limes growing most luxuriantly to stomach as well as with other food. Another point to be emphasized is Ampelopsis! ,quinque! folia (American Ivy)....10
Wisteria Sinensis.........h. .... ............20
gether .with guavas, with trunks to A person who eats one or two apples to keep warm, not merely fairly warm, Crotalaria Retusa (West India Rattlebox, or
the trees nearly as big as a man's every day in the year and gets a few but warm at wrist and hand, at foot and Yellow those Sweet who Pea), good plants, each. .. .jo4J"To

body, with clean, bright fruit, thick deep breaths of pure out door air, wills ankle, at ears and nose. Nine-tenths of bulbs or plants purchase and twenty-five enclose five cents'worth cents
skinned and high flavored. There i not only avoid sickness, but will have of the women go through life shiver additional of towards paying postage, I will send
cuttings a handsome fragrant cream tea rose
no question about the successsful cul the best blood, the brightest eyes and ing, without appreciating that they or if preferred, of the Cherokee rose; both fine,;
ture of the citrus family in both the the clearest complexion, provided no are cold, because they are used to it. evergreen tings. climbers; or variegated Lantana cut-

pine and hammock lands.FloridaEa't great abuse., of other laws of health To sum up, ample feeding, inertia, SEEDS.

Coast Homeseeker.The occurs.to and warmth are the three important Two cents per packet, ors: packets for 8c.

Florida Celery Company, un- See page 84, Apples, more than factors in the flesh-producing formula. Canna Flaccida; C. Giant Cardinal; C. Nepa
der the management of Mr. James any other kind of fruit, retain their m t lensis;Balloon vine; White Cypress; Thnn
bergia; Wisteria; Velvet Bean; Crotalaria;
Brown, have made a great success glame long while ; and for this reasonare Notions.For Ricinus (Palma Christi); Lantana: Zinnias,
with their celery crop this year on the best of fruits. Go into a I. the table make hemstitched in mixed; Marigold: Coral Honeysuckle.At : .

Cypress Island. They are now pack- room where one ripe apple lies hidden : stead of plain hems on the linen. Em 5c. a packet, or two for Se.

ing and shipping a quantity of as fine and its glame or fragrance will fill the broider a round, square or oblong center Bryonop round fruit, marble, mottled vine red, with and lovely white;little Bra.

celery, both as to size and flavor, as air and delight the nostrils." piece and a few doilies to match. zilian Morning Glory, lavender blossom;
Mexican white
can be grown. They how have abouta On page 112 is the Fourth General 1 For occasional use have these done i in ; Balsam Ipomcea: Apple, the Mexican variety MoonFlower with

third of an acre blanched and readyfor Rule in the chapter entitled Eating silks, but for everyday keep to red, small scarlet fruit. / .

shipment, which they expect to for Health," which says about apples. white or blue flosses that will wash seeds WTo: sending ill who self-addressed purchase eight,stamped cents'envelope worth of,

sell for a good price, owing to the fact "This excellent fruit should alwaysbe well. If you can do netting a halt( I will send a packet of fine Watermelon Heed,
that there is none on the market from kept where it can be partaken of dozen tumbler doilies, like those allud saved ,from Crotalaria choice seed.melons by myself; or if 1 preferred ?

any other State. They have been of- at any hour of the day and an appetite ed to in Mrs. Lincoln's ladies' luncheon f! If seed or plants do not give satisfaction,
fered $1 per dozen for it here. The for it should be cultivated. Thereare would be a beautiful possession. would be glad to be informed.

first shipment left here last night for but few brands of apples which Possibly you say that you cannot do M. Q. MILLS,

New York and Philadelphia. They suit the taste of an individual. These netting, and don't have need of such St. Thomas, Pasco County, Fla.

have several acres in celery that will should be ascertained and secured; decorative trifles as tumbler doilies i in

be coming on and they will be ship- the only requisite being that the apple your style of table setting. Then cutout :Much money is being made in some

ping off and on from now until July. should be fully ripe. As it is a good little circles of fine linen or linen parts of South Florida raising hogs

Celery growing here is a success and plan never to allow the stomach to be lawn, make a roll, hem and featherstitch and cattle for shipment to Cuba. At

one of the most profitable crops that empty more than an hour at a time, a row just inside the edge. Now Punta Rassahogs are selling at 4 cents

can be grown.-Kissimmee Valley. and as the disease germs in the air are make a row of single crochet around a pound live weight

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it with fine thread and a very fine from this struggle is just so much Continued from page 215.

crochet needle. Into this row work dead wood that floats upon the cur the excitement or lear caused by moving POPULAR MAGAZINES i iFRANK

another of knot stitch, and continuerows rent, is carried hither and thither,, the hen, cause a contraction of the 2

of knot stitch, widening to makeit bringing good to no one and only in arteries supplying the egg clusters, and FOR THE HOME
for time interfere with their
a development -
lie a little more than smooth on the fluencing the course of events by
table. The border should be three or stranding with other pieces of drift in ? And might not the abnormal Leslie s
be and dam which action of the oviduct, from the same e Frdnk FJ4NK ='
four inches wide. Nothing can some eddy forming a Ls'
the and flows cause, eject an egg that was already u& PapUj IIIh .
prettier to be put on the polished top streams sweeps away &
formed? Or if the excitement /j
We often hear the claim that were
of your piano, which it is no longer over. "Y
fashionable to cover with a heavy politics is such a dirty pool that no more severe so as to cause a spasm of i rorpnd
cloth. man of good character can afford to the oviduct, cause the withholding of

.. venture into it. If this be true, there the formed egg for some time?" .
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Honest Men Needed in Politics. is all the more need that good men GIRL
Laying Capacity of Breeds. ,
and true should get into it _and changeits
We have received a letter from a character. The Possibly there is no feature in mod-
mere grumblerthe -
claims that refer- which the u.uke., ;d:
gentleman who no man who simply stands off and ern poultry-keeping proves ry M
ence should be made to politics in a finds fault-never accomplishes advances made in selecting birds, and LESLIE'S

commercial journal, and says, "I good. If politics is a sink of iniquity any, feeding skilfully, with skilful breeding,
take no interest in politics." He as does the increased laying capacityof
it is all the more needful that honest,
that he has the breeds. It is not
is good enough to state pure-hearted giants should undertakeits egg-laying POPULARMONTHLY
never seen a word in this paper indi- cleansing. A good character only only that the uttermost capacity of the

cating our preference for any particular the brighter for being smirched, bird can be reached by feeding the

party, and he thinks that we are and grows a man who is afraid of his repu- right sort of material for egg-making, Contains each Month: Original Water Color
honest in our views on the money but the numbers of eggs laid have in- Frontispiece; 128 Quarto Pages of Reading
tation being endangered by any act litter. ; 100 New and High-class Illustrations
question, as well as in matters of a that has for its end the good of his creased. The hen is born with the ; More Literary Metter and Illustrations -
local nature. In reply, we have to nucleus or foundation of all the eggs than any other Magazine in America
fellows, is pretty sure to have a repu- 25 cts.; $3 a Year.
say that even the name of a political she is likely to lay ; but it depends
tation that needs to be watched care-
party has never been printed in this fully to prevent the world from detecting upon the feed and treatment she gets Frank Leslie's Pleasant HoursFOR
paper. THE JOURNAL OF COMMERCEcares whether all her embryo eggs are ever
the flaws in it. The partisanmay BOYS AND CIRLS.
nothing about or faction, fully developed. In the wild state,
lead astray, but he is better, far A Bright, "Wholesome. Juvenile Monthly.
but we do care about the prosperity of hens seldom lay more than fifteen eggs Fully illustrated.: The best writers for young
who leadat
better than not
man people contribute to it. 10 cts. ; $1 a year.
the State, and we shall continue to before they become broody; and in
all-who simply sits and snarls and SEED' ALL SUBSCRIPTIONS TO
best calculated their whole lives not
support men and measures they may rear
whines about the corruptness and infamy -
to increase our growth and more than a score of chickens. ]
of politics. The doer, and not FARMER & FRUIT GROWER\
advance our commercial interests. When hens are neglected; no care ,
the palterer is the good citizen.-
"We need honest,capable business men Journal of Commerce. is given to the breeding; are badly JACKSONVILLE, FLA.

for our public officials, and we must *-*-< housed : roost on fences or trees, and -
take an interest in politics if we desire Beware of Ointments for Catarrh are not fed regularly, they are just a SI.50 for Both Publications.
to secure them. Men: who take that Contain Mercury, little better than wild fowls. But this

no interest in politics ought to be As mercury will surely destroy the sense state of things is improved immenselyin Undoubtedly the Best Club Offers

counted among our "dangerous of smell and completely derange the whole modern fowl-farming. Commencingwith rySend to Frank Leslie't PublbMna Route,N.Y.,
classes." Far more perilous to the system when entering it through the mucous the Leghorns and Spanish fowls, for Kew Illustrated Premium Lut,Frt .

liberty and prosperity of the republicthan surfaces. Such articles should never as the most decided of egg-layers, we
be used from
except on prescriptions
demagogues and plunderers of atable physicans, as the damage they rep-will find that pullets of the Leghorns com-
' all sorts-aye, even more dangerousthan do is tenfold to the good you can possi- mence to lay when from five to seven
the professional reformer-is the bly derive from them. Hall's Catarrh months old; Spanish are a month later; Popular Science.

man who "takes no interest in poli-- Cure, manufactured by F. J. Cheney & but A i birds of both breeds have been .
I Co., Toledo,0.,contains no mercury,and Nature,Invention,
tics. He is either found to have an egg-producing ca-
so good or so pureor Botany, Electricity,
is taken internally, acting directly upon
so slothful and selfish that the in- the blood and mucous surfaces of the sys- pacity of from 640 to 700 eggs. Their NEWS ChemUtry, M-dliine, HEALTH

terest and good government of seventy tem. In buying Hall's Catarrh Cure be best egg-producing years being the Hygiene.
millions of people, and the libertiesof sure you get the genuine. It is taken internally second and third, beyond which age Formerly BOSTON JOURNAL of CHEMISTRY

the unnumbered millions that and made in Toledo, 0., by F. (three years) it is not profitable to keep ENLARGED AND IMPROVED.
H. Cheney & Co. Testimonials free"JGSTSold : The of Contains a large number of Short, Easy, Practical -
shall spring from them, are not by Druggists. Price, 75c. per fowls for egg-laying. weight Interesting and Popular, Scientific articles,
enough to awaken a throb of interestor bottle. the eggs and the capacity of hens that can be appreciated and enjoyed by any intelligent -
reader, even though he knew little or
a sentiment of duty in his heart. during their second year isLeghorns.8 nothing of Science.PROFUSELY .

Each one of these men is chargedwith It is now said that the Plant Systemwill to 9 make i lb.; cap- ILLUSTRATED ad<

a kingly duty. On his head, as erect the repair shops and round- acity, 160 to 200 eggs.

on that of every American citizen, house at Lakeland, Fla., at an early Spanish.-7 to 8 to lb.; capacity, FREE FROM TECHNICALITIES.Newsdealers .

rests the crown of empire. If he fails 140 to 160.Hamburghs.9. 10 e nts. $1 per Year.
to exercise the power committed to date.A handsome little house to lb.; capacity,
opera { "Mention this paper for a sample.
him, he only increases the power of seating about 300 people, is one of the 150 to 175 ; commence, 6-7 months.
others. If he is a good man, by certainties for Punta Gorda within the Houdans.-7 to 8 to lb.; capacity, Largest Circulation of any

standing aloof he gives aid and coun- next few months. 140 to 170; same as Hamburghs. Scientific Paper in the World.
tenance to evil j if he is a wise man, Minorcas.-7 to 8 to lb.; capacity,
The town of Miami is boom- PUBLISH
his lack of interest enhances the new 140 to 180 ; commence, 7 months.Wyandottes.8 .
Two hundred and -rJ. LILLARD New York.
ing. fifty men art
power of folly; if he is an honest to 9 to lb.; capac-
man, his apathy strengthens the handsof working on the town site, and housesare ity, 80 to 130; commence, 8 months.
fraud. Misgovernment depends springing up in every direction. Dominiques.-8 to lb.; capacity, Geese.-4 to 5 to lb.; capacity, 20

mainly upon the aid that is given to The Tampa Times states that dur- 120 to 140 ; commence, 7-8 months. to 25 ; commence, 10 12 months.

: it by the people who have not time ing the year 1895 about one and a Plymouth Rocks.-8 to lb.; capa Turkeys.5 to 6 to lb.; capacity,

\ to attend to politics, or else account quarter millions of dollars were expended city,100 to 120; commence, 8 months. 20; commence, 10-12 months.-
themselves too good to take part therein. i. in building in that city. Fora Orpingtons.-8 to 9 to lb.; capac- [Rural Australian.

Party strie may not be in all place that had less than 8,000 in ity. 80 to no; commence, 8 months. Breeders in this country will be

respects the pleasantest! thing for a habitants In 1890, this is a good record Langshans. to 9 to lb. ; capacity, quite apt to take exceptions to the

high-toned citizen to engage in, but indeed. 70 to 100; commence, 8-9 months. above enumeration in many respects.

it is the very place where he can do The Plant System will soon build a Game.-9 to lb.; capacity, 80 to -Editor. -

most good. It is the crucible out of new passenger depot in Ocala. Plans 100; commence, 7.8 months.
which comes the gold of progress and and specifications are in the hands of Brahmas.-7 to 8 to lb.; capacity, Seven oranges from eight blooms is

liberty. There will be dross, of the local agent, :Mr. Robert Taylor. 70 to 80 ; commence, 9 10 months. the record made by a sprout which
course-and heat. The precious The building will be 225 feet long and Cochins.-8 to 9 to lb.; capacity, grew; up and b'oomed after the freeze
feet wide two stories to 60 commence, months. last spring in the grove of Mr. Leslie
metals are only eliminated by fire, forty highcarsheds 50 ; 9-10
and the spelter always shows above ticket office and baggage rooms Bantams.-6 to lb.; capacity, 40 Pell-Clarke. He has Mandarin

the gold. Iti is only by the conflict of below, and waiting and toilet roomson to 60 commence, 4-5 months. sprout which came out above the bud .

parties that tthe nation moves, forward, the second floor for white and colored Ducks.-5 to 7 to.lb.; capacity, 30 and is now full of bloom buds.-Or-

and the man who holds himself aloof! passengers. to 60; commence, 7-9 months. ando Reporter.

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Florida Farmer and Fruit Grower The Los Angeles "Orange Trade per cent of them are in blossom from Our Consumption of Egyptian

Reporter" says: The fruit tree nurserymen branches formed last year. If the Cotton.

A Weekly Newspaper published at 16 Main say that so far this is the dullest bloom persists it will give all the fruit The importation of cotton into the

Street,Jacksonville.Fla.TEBBS season in eight years for the plantingof the trees ought to carry, but with such United States looks very much like

orange groves. They say that thereis extremely young trees it is doubtful if "carrying coal to Newcastle," and

OF! SUBSCRIPTION a little planting of oranges in the foothill the fruit hangs on. is strictly true that Egyptian cottonis yetit

For One Year ...............................12.00 localities and through Los Aneeles: By collating our State exchanges for being imported in constantly increasing
fOr Six MontlU.............to...... w.. 1.00 and San Bernardino counties, but the some weeks past we find that there are
In Foreign Countries ....... 3.00 quantities, and that, too, for
JJTSubflcriptions in all cases cash in total area upon which new groves are thousands of orange trees in bloom all the reason that the United States does

advance. No discount allowed on one's being set out is very small comparedwith ov. r the State, even up to a point only not produce a sufficient amount of
own subscription(except in a club), but to that of other years. No new grovesare twenty-five miles south of Jacksonville.We .
long staple cotton to supply the demand
agents a liberal cash commission will
the low lands. believe that thousandacres
being planted
.: be allowed on all subscriptions obtainedby on fully one for that article.
them. Write for terms. -- of new groves have been, or will There are certain classes of manu-
To subscriber will The appearance of a full and com- be planted this summer. For instance
every new we factures into which long fiber cotton
postpaid, a copy of Whitnert "Gardening plete treatise on the San Jose scale, in three men have planted fifty seven enters in
in Florida" For two new sub- the form of a bulletin sent out by the acres in contiguous lots on Orange very extensively combinationwith
scribers, at $2.00 each will send I ordinary American cotton. The
we Department of Agriculture, gives us river. small
Probably enough more
postpaid, a copy of Moore's "Orange i small crop of Sea Island cotton pro.
to readers
to our that
Culture." i say plantings have been made to bring the duced along the lower Atlantic coast
; Rates of advertising great care should be exercised in the in Lee to two
on application. aggregate county up affords the only supply of homegrowncotton
t Remittances should be made by check, purchase of deciduous nursery stock.It hundred acres. In Manatee, DeSoto available
E postal note money order or registered is not believed that this deadly pest and Hernando counties probably the for the purpose, hence
letter to order of has manufacturers have been compelled to
yet appeared any nursery new groves will reach two or three
extend the home
t F.ARJlCBR.AND FRUIT GROWER though it has gained a strong hundred At supply by importations -
". acres. Rockledge ex- from
Jacksonville, Fla. foothold in the orchards at DeFuniakand Senator Hardee has Egypt. The Egyptian cotton -
set fifty On
affords a fine and long fiber, which
a slighter lodgment in several New river Mr.\ Jas. Harris has set thir combines with the
excellently shorter
CONTENTS. others. Trees purchased from Florida ty acres. Even in San Mateo five small l staple American cotton in certain
nurserymen who raise their own stock
have been
new plantings mentioned.
classes of
Triumph of the Strawberry ...... .........211 are, so far, a safe investment, but fruit Altogether large number of new manufactures. With the
increasing production of the class of
Has Faith in
Oranges-Indian River Orange growers should demand of
every plantings have been made in the southern -
King's View An goods requiring long staple cotton the
; Orange-Grower's Experience dealer an absolute that the I
... ................................. 212 guarantee part of the orange belt. importation of Egyptian has increased
'' Protection for Orange Groves............. 213 stock he offers for sale was not grown --- .. -- until it promises this to reach
:> PINERY-Varieties of Pineapples-II....... 213 outside of Florida. Poultry Under Cover. year
FARMER AND TRUCKER-Sea Island Cot *..... 50,000 bales, of 750 pounds each,
A Californian
I ton-III ...... ................ ..........214 There is so little wood in Spain that has hit upon a novel equal to the bulk of 75,000 Americans
plan making poultry work in hi
r POULTRY Mediterranean Class; Color in the the small knows
boy of the
r Egg Yolks; Nerves and Egg-Ikying..... 215 plum orchard where and how he In a recent letter to the Department

.. STATE NEWS.................................. 216 I joys ambition of whittling, and develops no wishes them, in clearing the land of of State, United States Consul Gen-
OUR RURAL HOME-Dainty Linen; Apples; to. become. a carpenter. The curculios and fertilizing( it at the_ same_ eral Frederic C. Penfield stationed
To Gain Flesh; Notions............... .... 216 result- is that the carpenters are sew- time. He has u n ----- at
Honest Men Needed in Politics........ .. 217 and their shops not well provided with twenty-eight small Cairo, Egypt, points out the increase

Laying Capacity of Breeds...... .............. 217 modern tools and machinery. From portable houses, each containingabout .I in the shipments of Egyptian cotton to
EDITORIAL Cork Oak; Profitableness of Let molds and lathes fifteen hens; most of the houseis the United States, as well as the reasons
tuce; Rapidly Reviving; Poultry Under scarcely $600,000worth a simple enclosure of wire mesh, therefor, and urges that some-
Cover; Consumption of Sea Island Cot of goods are turned out a year with a covered annex for

ton ...... ............................. ... 218 in all Spain. Very little attention is weather and for stormy thing be done by the cotton-growing
................ a roosting place. Thehens States to obviate the for
Markets .......... .... ..... 219 given to cultivating forests, and necessity
Weather and Crops-Government Bulletin. 220 the constant freshets and inundations yet are kept healthy by putting a drawing so largely upon Egypt ford
Jeney Sweet Potatoes for Market; Florida layer of straw in the enclosure an their long staple cotton. Consuls

Fisheries................................? 221 .. throughout the peninsula should make throwing grain into it, which General Penfield furnishes the following
TOBACCO-Setting Plants...... ........ ...... 222 the advisability of planting trees ap- them abundant exercise in the -
)teal Eatate ..... ................ .. ..... .... 224 parent. Lately, some desultory attempts of At short shape table, showing the statistical his-
scratching. intervals
i a tory of the rise of cotton culture ins
to the
eucalyptus i horse is hitched to the house and it i
Egypt, and the marvelous increase inAmtrica's
Weather in Jacksonville. have been made, and likely in
moved ahead one tree-row, to permitthe
consumption of the fiber
Week Ending March 30, 18g6. time this wonderful tree will be foundto hens to keep at the operation of f :

Ii; .. be worth more to Spain than any bugging and enriching the orchard. ,
a n H bO a S.s..: of her colonies. In Florida it is quite This is 'B 'B.. A'alg
DATE.March a iL II M A nothing new. has been U
II ata haw the reverse the small :2 a I Tw:::
00 00 :s ; ; boy, lacking a done in Florida in at least one nota p
-...... - pebble to throw at the pig, "chunks"him ble instance. o fob
24 58 56 76 55 21 66 .10 Mr. A. F. Styles, livingnear SEASON. .. < =
....... with ::s
March 25 47 51 56 46 10 51 .08 a of wood.Profitableness s'oaq
...... Jacksonville, made his 'g
March 26. 48 69 74 45 29 60 .00 orange ::1" .s .
March 27...... 56 63 64 this that is =- g. II
.... 21 55 19 .00 grove way, by means of ; .S-; Ii
March 28.
70 56 68 u<
25 .00 ;:
March 29......, 65 75 83 65 18 74 .00 of Lettuce. poultry he fertilized his land to the 01. rn. r alb:
March3o67 73 86 66 21 76 .00 The FARMER AND FRUIT GROWERwas extent of nearly and for
- twenty acres, .................
Mean....... 57 64 76 53 20 66 .18 led to publish last week an inci years saved nearly all the fertilizer 1886-.87.1885-86................. 4c6.0i0 417(0 3,815 4,700 507n 7.oSO
...... ............
'Totil dental reference to a State item bills which rest 1887-88 411 000 50792 8.688
rainfall. so onerous on most
say ... .. .
1888- 89. ... ....... 389too 8.430 12,645
T Trace. ing that an Alachua county farmer growers. He did not have any 1889-'QO...... ............ 427t68 10470 15,2.15
A. J. MITCHELL, Observer. had received 18gcr'91... ...... .. .... \38.OOJ\ 23,790 35.685
.. $13,000 from five acres houses, he simply used wire pens, 1891-92............ ... 6'2,025 27,739 41,6t8
of lettuce. The correct statement stretching between four trees with 1892=93.... ........ ... 680,085 42.475 63.112
Mr. Geo. E. Macy the rice miller 1891-94......... .... ... 631 000 33.606 46.409
should have been that he received some slight shelter for stormy weather. 1894-95 ... ...."..... .... 639,582 44,554 66.831
and been cotton ginner of Orlando, has about $13,000 from five acres of cov He kept the hens healthy by providing 1895-96 (estimated}........ 691.335 50.000 75.coof

distributing cotton seed freely, ered lettuce and about thirteen acres exercise in scratching for grain.At .

and says he has the promise of a thousand grown in the open field. one time he had over 1,200 henson Of 750 pounds each.

acres for his gin. ....... an acre, all in good health and While it is true that these importations

Rapidly Reviving.Dr. yielding him a small profit over and of Egyptian cotton do not actu-

Spain has large cork forests. In the George E. Walker, late of Manitoba above their yield of fertilizer.Mr. ally compete with ordinary American

provinces Gerona and Barcelona corksare but now settled at Huntington, W. Sawyer, of Lawtey, has at cotton, but, on the contrary, make
made annually to the value of about near Crescent City, made a pleasantcall the present time over a hundredfowls such American cotton available for

$8,000,000; moreover, $6,000,000 at our office. Having been a dili confined in wire pens, the whole fresh industries through the combination

worth. of cork wood is annually extracted gent reader of the FARMER AND FRUIT not occupying over a tenth of an with Egyptian fiber, nevertheless

from the forests in those prov- GROWER, he received correct impres acre. The enclosures are very small 1, it is worth inquiring whether it would

inces. In Andalusia\ there are also extensive sions of Florida, and was not disappointed each one not over eight or nine square not be possible for the cotton States to
forests. Florida can grow on his arrival. He purchaseda yards, and containing about ten fowls. so increase their production of long
cork-oaks it has been
: demonstrated by young grove and an interest in some They are moved frequently, and the. fiber cotton as to obviate all necessity

two large trees at Lake City. Consul- others. His grove is about five years fowls'plumage looks clean and bright t for importations of Egyptian. Last

.General Herbert W. Bowen, of Barce old and consists of about 500 trees. Their combs are high-colored, and year the United States produced only

Jona,has made a report on the subject; These were banked before the freeze, they are laying freely,'and have been 74,000 bales of Sea Island cotton, of

perhaps an application to him wouldSecure consequently they grew out thriftily for some months. He has severalpens which American spinners consumed
some of the acorns. above the buds and about
twenty-five of thoroughbred poultry i I about 34,000 bales, as against 66,000V

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.1 weight It ought certainly to be possible to Oranges.- FIRST NATIONAlBANI{ OF FLORIDA a

increase the production of Sea Island California oranges firm under moderate
offerings and a fair demand, but it requires ,
cotton and Consul General Penfield
exceptionally fancy stock to reach top JACKSON rirLE
that it be found .
suggests might practicable quotation.

to plant Egyptian seed in the Strawberries. The Oldest National Bank in the State.

rich bottom lands of the Mississippi There has been a moderate supply of

valley, or of the Brazos districts, with Florida berries this week, but some scar- CHARTERED, 1874. CHARTER EXTENDED, 1894. .

good results. He points out that city of strictly fancy fruit; large bright By conservative, yet liberal methods this bank has achieved the highest. reputation for solidity, j
and lots strength and ability to meet all legitimate demands. ;
to 55c.
ripe are now reaching
Egyptian seed of good quality can We buy and sell foreign and domestic exchange on the most favorable terms, drawing our own .
with here and there a sale of extra fancya drafts on all parts of the wurld.
only be secured by the employment of shade higher but the usual grades move We invite a visit or correspondence looking toward business relations, assuring you that your
much diplomacy, as obstacles would slow at from 40c. for good quality downto favors shall at all times receive intelligent and careful attention

unquestionably be placed in the way 20 to 25c. for poor to fair. JAMES M. SCHUMACHER, R. C.. COOLEY

of shipment of seed to the United Potatoes.Florida President. Cashier.

prime, 5.00 to 6.00; seconds
States for
purposes. 3.00 to 4.00. Bermuda, No.,5.00 to 6.00; Safe Deposit Boxes For Rent.
The is worth the
matter certainly No.:2, 3.00 to 400. Havana, No. 1, 4.50

careful attention of the cotton trade.If to 5.50. Houlton R se, per d. h. bbl.,1.50. 1

it is at all possible to produce suffi- Vegetables. THE LAKE GEORGE NURSERIESare

cient long staple cotton in this coun. Beets, Florida, per crate, 1.25; Bermuda -

try to make importations of Egyptian 1.25; Florida and New Orleans, per offering a fine lot Budded Trees for sale for season of'95 and '96, including a limited supply of IJ I

cotton effort should be hundred bunches,3.00 to 5.00. Cabbage,
unnecessary Florida 2.50 to 3.00. GENUINE BOONE'S' EARLY TREES AND BUDS.
new, Celery,fancy,
made do it is
to so, as poor economy large, per dozen stalks, 75c. to 1.00; fair
to send money abroad to pay for an to prime, 40 to 65c. Cauliflower, Califor- Also Grape Fruit Tard r. Magnum Bonum, Mediterranean Sweet, Bessie. Tangerine and '
common Orange, Sanford's Sicily Lemon and Villa Franca Lemon. Grown to stakes. All on Sour
article which can be produced at nia, per case, 1.50 to 3.50; Florida, per stocks. Write for prices to :

home.-New Orleans Picayune. basket, 3.00 to 4.00. Eggplant, Florida w. 'v. HAWKINS xs sores ,1

.-** and Havana, per box,1.00 to 3.00. Lettuce, Georgetown, Fla ;,

Every piece of rolling stock of the New Orleans,poor, per barrel,1.50 to 3.50; ,
1 Florida half-barrel basket 1.00 to DAVIDSON
per co.
Florida East Coast is in ,
Railway now
Charleston bushel basket
3.00; per 50c.
use hauling tourists up and down the to 1.00; Norfolk, 50 to 75c. Onions, Ha- COMMISSION MERCHANTS. 1

coast. Travel is now at its height, vanna, per crate, 1.50 to 1.60. Peas, green,

and promises to continue at the present Florida, per crate, 1.50 to 3.00. String
rate for some time to come. beans, Florida, wax, 2.50 to 4.50; green, -3: HEADQUARTERS FOR FLORIDA FRUITS. iE-

2.00 to 3.00. Squash, Florida, white, per J
Lemons Pineapples Eerly Vegetables of all Kinds.
About hundred of melons Oranges, ,
two acres crate, 2.00 to 2.50. Tomatoes,Florida,per
will be grown in the Hawthorne neigh- carrier, 1.50 to 3.00; Key West, 1.25 to No. 20 West Front Street, CINCINNATI OHIO.

borhood this year. 2.25; Havana, 1.00 to 2.00. :


'J. flarkets.JACKSONVILLE PIttsDurg-Market FR.UIT f TREES Specially Adapted to Florida.

Strawberries, Florida, 35 to 5Oc. Tomatoes -

fancy, Florida, per carrier, 3.00 to Oriental Pears Japan Plums on Marianna Stocks Japan Persimmons Giant Loquat. Strawberry
FLA., April 3. 5.00; ordinary,1.00 to 150. Celery, New Plants. Grape Vines, etc. Rare Coniferae, Broad Leaved Evergreens. Camelias, 50,000 Palms
FRUITS AND PRODUCE. Orleans, per bunch, 75c. to 1.00; Califor- 10,000 Camphor and Cinnamon trees Roses. The Greenhouse Department is the largest andmost
complete in the Southern States. We
grow everything in trees and plants suited to Southern
Corrected by Marx Bros. nia, 75c. to 1.00. Lettuce, New Orleans horticulture. Catalogue free. Address p. J. BERCKMANS. Augusta Ga. No Agents.
These are average quotations. Extra choice head, per barrel, 3.00 to 3.50; hot-house,
lots fetch prices above top quotations, while poor per half bushel basket, 45 to 55c.; head
lots Strawberries selllower., per quart....... ....... .2Oto .25 lettuce, per bushel basket, 50 to 75c.; per When the cost of transportation of I SOMERS BROTHER & CO.
Messina,box 3-75 half barrel basket, 75c. to 1.00. Cucumbers sugar from Kissimmee to Ocala is greater ,
Apples,Dbl....... .................... 4-50. ,Southern, per dozen,50 to 75c. New than from New York to Ocala, there is I' PITTSBURGH, PA.
dried bu.... ...... .... I I
English Peas, 1.50
Peas, Clay,bushel ............ ....... 1.25 beets, per dozen, 50 to 75c. New beans, not much encouragement to the local' Fruits and Produce
Whippoorwill................. 1.25 green, per box, 2.50 to 3.00; wax, 3.00 manufacture.
! Lady........................ ...... 1-75 to 5.00. Eggplant, Florida fancy, 2.50 *** Receive and.all eeil Producu. In car load lots and. smaller
14 .. ................ .. quantities of me Urchar Garden
Blackeye..n 1.50 ,
.. to 3.50. Cauliflower, Florida, 3.00 to Discoveries of nitrate of potash have Dairy Hennery and Farm.
Browneye..11. .......,.... ... I.J5 I
I Cocoanuts.... .......... .............. 3-75 4.00; California, per case, 3.50 to 4.00. been made in South Africa, and the product i Send for our little book,"SuRe tiona to Shippers" Market
best brand.... .... ......... to Eeporti,Special Reference,Kteocili.etc.,all free.
Peanuts, .05 .0S2 Cabbage, Florida 2.50 to 2.75. Pineap- is delivered in En land at onehalfthe ""
Cabbage.Florida, each ................. .06 to .08 Inquiries and Correspondence Invited.
Potatoes,New York,bbl...... ........ 1.25 ples, per dozen, 1.75 to 2.50.SOMERS price of the German article.
tacks ...................... 1.00 BRO. & Co. ***

New Early York Rose.Seed.Potatoes-...................... 1.35 _...._ Farm and Ranch says: Texas ought to Bradley Redjleld. Eugene D. l dftdd.

Hebron........................... 1.35 Cincinnati Market.We be relieved of the odium of being the
Peerless........................- I.35 only agricultural State that does nothing ESTABLISHED 1871.
Dakota Red ...................... 1.35
Chili Red... ...... ................ 1.35 quote you from actual sales: Cab- for agriculture. We should say so. Whomdo REDFIELD & SON,
the farmers of Texas send to the
Ten-barrel lots, loc.less. ;
Yellow Onions,bbl .................. 1.75 bage-In good demand, selling at 2.40 to Legislature? The prosperity of the rail Commission Merchants
......... 2.50 crate. Beans-Are going little
Red Onions, sacks... .... .. 1.50 per a roads does not indicate of
Eggs....... _.........-- .-- .12 to .13 slow, 2.00 to 2.50 per box. Tomatoes- prosperity A.ND-
those who produce the freight but often
; VEGETABLES AND POULTRY. Good demand; fancy 3.00 to 3.25 per car- '
indicates their poverty for of the sum Fruit Auctioneers
Corrected by Davis & Robinson. rier choice 2.25 to 2.50 per carrier. Do ;
Yellow Yams, bush ........ .. ........ 30 to .35 of production, the claim of the trans ,
until and
Sweet Potatoes, ...................... .30 not ship ripe must be solid. portation companies must first be paid in 141 Dock Street, Philadelphia, Pa.
Hubbard squash, bbl.................. 1.50 Shipments will have to come by expressnow full and if there is left it
i Lettuce. doz........... .............. .08 to .20 as freight shipments can only be anything may We handle all kinds of Fruits and Vegetables,
Celery.... ............ .......- .3010.35 made West in load lots. Lettuce- be divided among commission men and either at private sale (which has heretofore been
I Egg Plants bbl.......................3.00104.00 car. others, and if any is still left for the pro- our custom) or by the auction system (recently
Tomatoes crates ._............ .1.5010250 There is no demand for Florida lettuce. ducer he is in luck.-Farm and Ranch. added to our business)as you may desire.
Sweet Pepper,bu. ... ................. 2.00 The market is fully supplied with home- ,
Green Beans,crate................ .... 2.00 which is and **.
cheap plentiful.-
Peas,crate-................ .... 200 grown, There is much complaint that the tobacco
Turnlps bunch...... .......... ....... .03 to.06 Car.loads-You can only ship West in
Pumpkins, each.... ........?......... .05 to .10 car-load lots, so it is necessary in many seed distributed bv the Govern-
Kershaws, each.... ..... ...... .05 to .10 instances for several dealers to make ment and other parties in Florida has WORK .
Parsley,per d3x.bunches ............ .1o to .15 up been valueless. QUICK ,
Green onions,per dot. bunches....... .t5 to.25 car-loads between them.DAVIDSON
Pepper,hot.bushel,................... 1.00 to 1.50 & Co. *tt In selling and paying for Fruits and Vegetables
Sage well curedlb...................... 'J5 The use of horseflesh for food in the shipped to us is our mott- WE
HenJ.-.. ._..__.....--...... 30 to .35 United States has little prospect of be- GIVE GOODS SENT Us BY GROWERS

Half grown.............................. .25 AFFECTS TIlE LUNGS. .Brown'a Bronchial coming general. The 7,000 horses canned BUY OURSELVES. They are protected
Turkeys per pound,gross......._... .10 to .12 Troches" give immediate and effectual by the Oregon Packing Company and by our 40 ytars experience without defaulting .
Ducks....,...._.....-..... .......... .35 several tons of which were shipped to a dollar. Enquire as to our standingand
Geese. ..?...................... .35 to 40 relief. financial stability which any bank or
New Beets,per too...... ........._ ..... 75 to 1.00 Japan, were dumped into the ocean. merchant having mercantile reports can
WaterCress,per dox. bunches ..... .25 to .35 exported a million of *.t! verify-then try us-WE BELIEVE OUR
Cauliflower dor..................... .75toi5Leek Germany METHOD WILL SATISFY YOU. Send
perdoz bunches...... ......... .25 tons of beet sugar in the season of 1894-5, The reorganized Southern your name for our quotations. Stf'ndl.nt1
Radl-hea, rdoz..................... .JO to .20 under the stimulus of a bounty. controls the Philadelphia and Reading cards fr, e. Letters promptly answered
Cucumbers crate..... ............... (.o *** road, and it is predicted will come in con-
New Potatoes per barrel........... 3.00 t05.00Sptnach trol cf the Baltimore and Ohio. FRENCH & CO.
per bushel.... ...... ...... .5 The United States'consumption of sugar 'i-
Cabbage Uild Ducks.Florida .... ,. ... ......... .04 to .07 per capita is over sixty pounds, or, in the I rat 116 Warren St., New York.

Rabbi.......... ..................... 1510 .35.10 aggregate, two and a half million tons. Shrewd business men-men of large 4
Squirrels..... ...... ........f.u..., o8to ..10SalsifyVpeVdozen Instead of producing one-fourth, the ideas and large capital-are laying their ESTABLISHED 1855.
uad. .... .... ... ........ ....... .12K j 1 1Doves. United States should produce every plans for greatly enlarged enterprises in
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bunches'.......... .25 to !jo : pound of it in beet or cane sugar.. I I the near future.


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:'WEATHER AND CROPS.- 21St. Weather fine. Crops in good

condition. Cotton corn and pindars
30th.The week" ending, Monday .March: being planted and preparations being .P FINEST---N Experience

made for tobacco.-D. I. Jones. -

Jacksonville,. Fla., McClenny Very little planting
March 50FT-SHELL PECANS average
31St., 1896. done but the bulk of the will
yet, crop 40 to pound,often 25 to pound. The best quality, has conclusively'that
The weather conditions during the be planted this week. The weather guaranteed to bear and pay in five years. Pronounced proven

past winter developed no abnormal has been rather cool. The ground is ahead of all others by Agricultural De better grapes and peaches,

features,.and consequently rapid strides in fine condition. Fruit crop very fa partments and Horticultural Societies all over the and more of them, are produced
were, made by orange interests left vorable. Peach and satis- Uni .d Sta'es. First-class one-year trees, withRlI..lr
dormant the winter. While pear very roots,only 82 for 10; 84 for 27 (foracre); when Potash is liberally ap-
factory. Highest temperature, 81 ; rsic} by hundred; special prices in large lots. To insure a full of
the has been below the plied. crop
temperature lowest 33.-H. L. Reed. Our FARMER'S PRIDE FIELD CORN, im
normal during the winter, the defi- Switzerland-The cold this spring proved by us 25 years. Shells over one pound to choicest quality use a fertilizer

ciency has not been so marked as to has delayed farm work. Very little the!% inch ear;w pure de; white guaranteed kernels to,produce nearly i nearly inch lopg one-, containing not less than 10%

provoke serious apprehension or fatal done yet. Sugar cane is planted, and fourth more grain on same land than any known.
Our WONDERFUL PEAS are a wonder. Bear
consequences. Advices for the current some sweet potatoes. Gardens arc three times as much as ordinary kind. Great Actual Potash.
week are generally optimistic, as not thriving. Strawberries almost a soil-improver Only takes four quarts to plantan
acre. We made 30 bushels this
per acre yearon
regards'the progress of farm work and I failure. Oats sown and looking well' common land. Price: Corn or Peas,%pound,
; 4 pounds, $i, bushel, Orchards and vineyards treat-
condition of staple products. The 25C. postpaid; peck $r; S3.
-W. C. Steele.McAlpinGood.
by freight or express. Order now.or send for
only exceptions indicated being from deal corn planted. circulars, giving full description. Address ed with Potash are compara-

the west district where rainfall has Very little cotton yet on account 01 CAROLINA SEED AND PECAN CO., tively free from insects and

t been excessive, delaying farm work to late spring. There is a fine season in i 130 W. Fourth St.,Winston C. plant disease.

some extent, and a consequent late in the ground.-W. B. Black. circulars boom-
Our pamphlets are not advertising
ness in crop growth. Sections of the Lake Butler-Corn coming up; also ing special fertilizers,but are practical works,contain-
north district particularly St. ing latest researches on the subject of fertilization,and
beans. Cold wave on 21st did some
t are really helpful to farmers. They are sent free for
county, the trucking interest is not up damage to strawberries, beans, etc. .. the asking.
to the standard, and strawberries are Some melons up, while others being PLANTING I 03 Nassau St.,New York

far from satisfactory in the vicinity of planted. Highest temperature, 80;
Switzerland. Frosts on the 21St inst., lowest 37.-John A. King. well begun Is half done: Begin
well by getting Ferry'n Seeds.
did considerable damage over the Central District: Don't let chance determine "- ODRAYERGALVANIZED

western and northern districts, where Dade City-Highest temperature, your Seeds.crop Known, but plant and Ferry's sold M1

r thin ice formed, and was an unwel-- 88 lowest -Jas. A. Ddcher. everywhere.
; 50.
r corned visitor as far south as the north Orange City-Groves looking Before you plant, getFerry's $4.00
remarkably -
Seed Annualfor SOLID COPPER, $6.60
central section of the State. Timely
well. Color with
good, 1898. Contains more prao\'- Ion ill Want this Catalog.
warnings and active covering prevented fine growth. Young oranges are seen tical information for farmers! ImprovementsAutomatic -
and gardeners than etc. Will'spray
much damage. many high-j Agitator
on some trees. Gardens looking well. priced text books. Mailed free. trees SO ft.high. WeIf
The past five or six days have been Corn and millett up. Some cotton D.JL FERRY A CO., DETROIT,MUlL, rt ) :\' are and the largest sell the manufacturers most. We

perfect-cloudless and warm just and tobacco being planted. Highest 5 1f' are the originators of low
'I- 9.
the requisites for germination and temperature, 81 ; lowest, 37.-S. M. prices era. Just in send Knapsack for our Spray must* .

!, crop growth. Copious showers would Moore. Agents wanted. catalog.never mind stamp.
be.timely, and would greatly stimulateall Earnestville-Irish potatoes looking LE50X SPRAYER CO.15.West St.Pittsfleld,Mm

interest the northern finely. Strawberries yielding well. :). ._
over central -- --- --
and southern,districts. Corn is plantedand Frost on the 21st did no damage. ,' Profit
When Paying
good, o/JI1f ver
is several feet high in some of the Highest temperature, 80; lowest, 35'J. i"t7 live seed is sown the 1'lrt\":'

central counties. Cane, cotton and B. Dobell. 7 planterls battle j is half 1 Stop it C

potatoes are receiving active attention Lake City-Owing to fall drouth, rffwon.. The seeds for wide. 1

and 'tobacco is being very generally winter and early spring gardens werea y/awake farmers and gardeners }lf l\ Get our Great Catalogue and Buyers *

planted in section of the western and failure; but those who irrigatedand i/j/; are Guide. We'll send it for 15

central ,districts. There is fear that got seed up succeeded. Oat crop k f CRECORY'S i 4' cents in stamps to pay part postage

the cold weather on the 2ist seriously promises good. Spring truck is be- V or expressage. The Book's free.
HOME ,GROWN SEEDS. f Pages, 12000 illustrations, 40000
injured the fruit crop over the west- hind. The cold of March 20 21 killedall 700
is everything
|Their descriptions
vitality assured. EveryA
ern ,district. tender vegetation, specked Eng-- \\\i| thing that pays they grow. Get 02 in life;tells you what you ought to
CORRESPONDENT'S REPORT. lish peas and ruined strawberries. I Gregory's Seed Catalogue forz, pay, whether you buy of us or not.
Western District Cotton, corn and pindars being planted. i89b 1 mailed free)and you'll have"ifk" One profit from maker to user. Get it.

: Highest temperature, 72 ; lowest, I I a book worth reading. Filledl1 : MONTGOMERY WARD & CO.?'
Bristol-The weather has been cold rain inch.-W. B. Knight. [,>yr with hard facts for planters.J. / .
35 ; 0.05 I AJ: for the season. Ice on the 22d, whichis Brooksville-General farm work is ,F.ri: J. J. H. GHECORY & !!O : 111-116 Michigan Ave., Chicago

thought damaged fruit to a great advanced. Tobacco in -;_..'" Marblehead. Mass. _.YA/.....
well good -:;: -..... ---.!.-'... ...-:'.
extent. Corn planting is in full progress' condition, with fine stand. Land for i ---- p.' .:;::''t ',,, DIETZ DRIVING LAMP.
Oat crop is looking well. Farmers cotton about Some ", ,_ .<, ,- "'
long ready. .
A Driving Lamp that gives a brilliant
,as a rule, are two weeks behind.J. .- planted. Corn up 3 to 8 inches ; it
D. McAliley. was cut down by cold of 21St. Early Cured. Home Permanently. treatment -- light and will not blow nor jar out

Milton-Frost on 21St hurt gardens. vegetables badly hurt. Outlook for C I A N C.E R knife?or o to plaster.$35. No That is the kind we offer you.

Fruit not damaged. Larger area of peaches and plums good. Highest Dli. JOHN B. Price, 83.5O.
corn and cotton will be planted.-G. 76 lowest rain HARRIS, Fort Delivered in U. S. CanadaSatisfaction
temperature, ; 35 ; Payne,Ala. anywhere or
W. Curtis. 0.10 inch.-F. L. Robertson.

Bradordvi1Ie-Favorable spring for Orlando-All vegetables suffered 1 GuaranteedSend

farm work, which has progressed well. from the recent cold ((21St inst). Or- s
Heavy rain the first of the Jorida for bookFreeR.E.DIETZ
part ange trees are doing well, and grovesare
Six,inches in about hours. Corn Lan d s
12 being renewed. Deficiency in.. : COMPANY
being planted and much of it is up. moisture operated against crops. I

Oats and rye doing well.: Weather Highest temperature, 82 ; lowest, 45. Orangesorts 60 LAIGHT ST.,

dry.-John Bradford. rain, 0.06 inch.-J. M. Rice. LR HEW YORK

Crawfordville a r m e r s about Clermont-Cold weather during .. .
through planting corn, potatoes and : winter has, at several times, been suf. "
cane. Nights rather 'cool, but vegetation ficient to blight blooming tomatoes. investments '1 2,

seems to grow finely.-W. T. Orange trees, and some few lemon ;Developments '.

Duval. and grape, are in bloom. The guava _

Northern District: crop is promising. Cora about all Attractions .... ". -. -... ...-.... ........ I...
Welborn-All farm work well ad. planted, oats looking well and beans

vanced. Planting cotton and corn. growing nicely. Highest temperature .... Address About ,All'The Fun There IsIn

S. Cane and potatoes coming up. The 85 ; lowest, 40 ; rain, o.oi inch.J. G. D. ACKERLY, farming nowadays is preparing for the future.

past two weeks'of cold weather have B. Rosenberg. ta CCMCRAL PASSENCtB A' "T. Wire Permanent and when fences irood times should(come be built be! of ready Page to Woven&tv-

retarded germination B. Olliflf., Ellavillfr Corn being planted. ,Gar THETROPICALTRUNKLIHE, your whole attention to business

Hampton-Not.... hurt. by. the,frost of den truck is looking well Very dry JACKSONVILLE. FLORIDA. PAGE WOVEN WIRE FENCE CO.,Adrian, Mich.

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and warm. Cotton planting has be- Jersey Sweet Potatoes for Market JOHN L. MARVIN,

l gun. Frost on 20th did some dam. Many readers of the Tallahasseean H.,T. BAYA,President. THOS. W. CONRAD. .

I age.-J.- H. Lammons. are aware that for the past two years I Cashier. Assistant Cashier. j

r Oviedo-Farm work progressing have been experimenting in the culture CAPlTAIi $100,000. ,1
rapidly. Frost did damage to tender and marketing of sweet potatoes. ThatI !

;\ vegetation on 21St. Only a trace of spent part of the past winter in the THE ERGHANTS J N'ATIO AL BANk: :

I rain dunng the past seven days. Or North investigating conditions bearingon

ange trees now look better. Highest this subject. From what I learned I JACKSONVILLE FLORIDA

.!! temperature, 74; lowest, 38. J. J. am satisfied that if improved kinds are >0
0 Birch. produced an unlimited market is avail Respectfully. solieits you Deposits, Collections and Genera

; Eustis-Cool and changeable. Too able,but as for low grade yams, so com :Banking :Business.CORRESPONDENCE 3
for mon in Florida good luck and careful -
cool tomatoes to set and ripen perfectly ::!
. ,and there is much loss from management is required to dispose of INVITED. ;

t dropping. Highest temperature, 80; many of them.Recently .

; lowest, 37 rain, o.oi inch.-H. W. I have visited the various DIRECTORS I
John L. Marvin, A. B. .
Campbell. Chas. Marvin,
0. Margary. parts of Leon and adjacent counties, H. T. 1
i Baya T. W. Roby, Judge R. Archibald,
1 Saint Leo-Weather past week de. and find a surplus of several thousand Judge E. M. Randall. C. B. Rogers, W. M. Davidson, t

lightful.: Little shower Tuesday gave bushels of yams now in the hands of Dr' H. Robinson. John E. Hartrldge. .
1. a new impetus to tobacco, strawber- producers; apparently the culls and J

1 lies and garden truck. All crops doing refuse from a long succession of crops

well, especially com and tobacco. have been used for seed. The resultis FLORIDA FRUIT EXCHANGE.

-Charles H. Moore. that in most cases not more than a JJ

Buda-Farm work progressing fair- third, or half of a lot, are suitable for e oj

ly well. Corn looking healthy. Ship- shipment. Although much higher An Incorporated Home Association of Orange Growers for marketing Florida Fruit to. the

ping of Irish potatoes about to begin. yields are claimed, I am yet to be MATERIAL-The best advantage.-AUTHORIZED Exchange is fully prepared CAPITAL to supply$300.000.BOX >( )boxes. and paper' on '

Orange trees not injured by frosts of convinced that the crop of Leon order. Write for price list and terms. ,'" --- >-.

: winter, but growing vigorously ; some County averages over fifty bushels of -:Oh1CERS :- "
GEO. R.FAIRBANKS, President. D. GREENLEAFVicePresident... .
t blooming.-Proctor. merchantable potatoes to the acre. By ALBERT M.IVES,Gen'l Mgr.and Treas. Bit P. TURNER* OC lOUtrif.' "
J Frostproof-Cool winter, but no using desirable seed and modern DIRECTORS-Geo. R. Fairbanks,Alachua Co.; E.G. HUh Bradford o.: Dr. E. E. Pratt
Hillsboro Co.: John Fabyan, Lake Co.: Hy Crutcher,Orange Co.; D. Greenleaf Duval.Co.;
I killing frost. Garden stuff constantlyon methods of culture many times that J. D. Mead, Duval Co.: A. Brady, Brevard Co.:+ F. Sampson, Marion Co.; d. V.Hillyer,
Marion Co.; John M. Bryan.. Osceola Co.; W. E.; Stanton, Putnam Co.; M. S.Moreman St.
and .
hand. Peas beans tomatoes, obtained and of
amount can be a Johns Co.; C. F. A. Bielby Yolusla Co.;Irving Keck,Polk Co.
I cabbage in fine condition. Tobacco quality that will command prices far 'Address'all correspondence to the Florida Fruit Exchange,Jacksonville PIa, Stencils. ,
with full packing and snipping instructions furnished on application.
*! seed up. Corn mostly planted. High. in excess of what can be realized on a

est temperature, 75 j lowest, 40; rain, the crop as now produced.In S
T.-Fred. Porter. conversation with more than one & ,

: Fort Meade-Corn is about all hundred different dealers, while North,

planted. The season has been fine all,' without exception, claimed that if Grocers and Commission MerchantsDEALERS j jR
. for planting tobacco, which is now I could grow the Jersey varieties they

being transplanted. There was a would.at all times pay good prices for IN }ii i
:1 I sharp frost on the 21st.-J. Thomp- them. '
: The varieties alluded to have been Coal, Hay, Grain, Wines, Liquors,

+ son.Center Hill-No rain this week. successfully raised in Florida.In .

J Crops making a fine growth, though view of the fact that a bushel of Cigars, Tobacco, Etc.

rain would be beneficial.. B. Al- sweets can be raised in Leon Countyfor loridai. '
It Jaolsonville: ,
worth. less than a bushel of corn and will

} Orange Lake-Crops were growingfine produce many times the number of ..

until the 21St, when we had a bushels to the acre, and are worth in PRICE-L.ISTOF'WHISKIES: :\

heavy frost, which damaged the vegetables cash about the same, bushel for bushel, RY2.$2 00 CABINET BOURBON.... ............... ,.|6"oo
cent.-W. J. Cham.i it looks to if this merits ORANGE VALLEY................. ...... 2 00 J. ltlARTIN RYE................._........ 3 00
25 per me as subject SPRINGVALLEY.....u.. ................. 2 SO VIRGINIA GLADES.......................... 00
i bers. careful investigation. While not advising BALTIMORE CORN ....................... 200 OLD BOURBON................... ..... 500
NORTH CAROLINA CORN.. ............. 250 KENTUCKY SOUR MASH................ 5 00
f Oxford-Cold weather of 21st dam neglect of other crops, yet I CLIFTON CLUB.............. ............. 300 OLD BAKER........ ...;..................500 .
aged young vegetables to some ex urge that the sweet potatoes may well MONTROSE VELVET RYE........._... oo. 0 i

. tent. Melons, beans and corn injur- be pushed with energy as a cash pro. JUGS EXTRA: One gallon, 250; two gallon, sac; three gallon. ?sc. Remit by poU>ffice :
.1 ed. Damage will be great.-W. A. ducing crop, in connection with other money order,check or registered letter. We cannot ship C. O. D. Remit with order.A J

Sparkman. branches of farming.Tallahasseean. complete price-list of Groceries and Wine List, sent free on application. .... j I

f Southern Section: -...- JOHN CLARK, 'SON & CO. .

\ 1anateeThe past week has been Florida's Fisheries.

t a good growing one. Orange groves -
j\ in full bloom. Full crop of vegetables There is no Stale in the Union that KAFFIR SEED CORN FOR SALE
has extensive coast line Florida ,
J I planted. Cabbage being shipped. so a as ,

I Highest temperatuse, 81 ; lowest, 45. and no portion of the United States,or BRAISED' HERE IN FLORIDA-Q
-c. V. S. Wilson. of the world, that abounds, naturally,
I raised fifteen to twenty thousand grains aud over to the one grain planted and saved the
in of food fish and
1yersTomato crop been good.In so great a variety CHOICEST:: HEADS FOR SEED. This is not miserable Sorgo,broomcorn trash,that hat been
fact have no reason to complainof marine products.The palmed off through catalogues heretofore on us suckers but I WILL WARRANT EVERY SEED
the crop world this winter. The State of Florida is especially favored Plant from now tiU in July and raise double the train! and fodder that you can from any other
citrus family advancing finely. The with the most esteemed food crop. I will send enough seed prepaid,of either variety to plant one acre for 81 ; two acres,
81.75 four 83. .
; acres
, mango and avacado trees coming out fishes, oysters, turtles and crustaceans, a
j' nicely.-M. M. Gardner. and with the only sponge grounds in WM. L. ORANGE, MANNVILLE, FLA.

Lemon City-Fine growing weather the United States.At .
, there is fair demand for ESTABLISHED 1883.
for pineapples and vegetables. Or. present a I
anges look well, and are in bloom.E. .- our Gulf coast fish and oysters in the .

, L. White. South Atlantic States, while the choicer
-0", Note: species, as pompano, Spanish mackerel Ribora Pecan Grove and Pecan Nurseri s V

, red snapper, etc., are shipped to ,
i This being the first bulletin, the the large cities, East and West It is I
information correspondents
" by go evident, however, that there will be a I'
back to the cold wave of the 2ist increased demand in the .:
largely near Paper-Shell Pecans.' -One-Year-O1d Trees, 1 896..
All those who have received a supplyof future, especially in ,view of the fact
crop cards will please mail reports that there is a material decrease in the 0 n n n n One-yearold Paper-shell PECAN TREES,6 to 18 inches high,entire tap-root,at S cents
thousand. Terms,cash with order: MOn Order
ZUiUUU Per tree; fc per hundred; $JS per
. so as to reach this office not later than supply marine products in Northern on Bagdad Postofflce preferred. Postage must accompany order to be snipped"bv mall
; Monday. Reports In rotation will be or same will be dedu&ed from the order. Shipments as direded; in absence of directions will ship
by Express. _
published from all correspondents. The rank first in
oysters commercial j6@"No Responsibility After Shipment.'e., .
.:s I A. J. :MITCHELL, importance, and will always con- BROWN to P. Box NBA nAD / 0 ""

,, Section Director. stitute the most prominent fishery pro- ARTHUR FLORIDA. : ,
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duct. There are thousands of acres I the plan is a good one to punch the A large acreage has been plantedin KERVAN, 30 WEST TWENTY- w

; in Florida waters suitable for the cultivation holes in advance, fill each hole with cassava at Lake Helen, to be used in LW. street New York. Agency for sale

of oysters, in addition to the water, and allow it to settle away, the Hurst & Noble starch mill. The and description exchange, price of and Florida terms property.of what you Send wish full to

'j natural oysterbeds. It is high time that then follow up with the plants and proprietors of the mill have found a : sell. 375BUDW

the State authorities took cognizanceof set them, taking care got to rattle any market for all the starch they can OOD FOR SALE-Drake Point

this matter, as already there have dry earth into the hole. manufacture .-Now is the time to order and be
the will be
' pomace ready for the first flow of sap. Get it from bud
t been oyster beds located and taken up ...,... used for feeding farm animals. The ded, bearing trees, fifteen to eighteen years old.
: by Northern parties with a view to increase The following varieties hand : Parson Brown,
starch is beautiful in appearance, and Harris, Cunningham, Phares, Sanford's Mediter-
cultivation of oysters. The Looking Forward Good Time Com- is said to be of excellent ranean. Jaffa, Riverside Navel, Drake Star. We
quality. also have
a limited of
supply large Grapefruit
r granting of these privileges should be ing. --.. buds. Prices of above varieties, $5 per thousandor
paid for by the parties interested and 75 cents per hundred, delivered. Address
E Waters ebb and flow, wet seasons suc- One hundred dollars per acre for a DRAKE POINT GROVE, Yalaha, Lake County.
made a permanent source of revenue ceed dry ones, one extreme usually fol- tomato it stands is better Florida 2-15-jm
just as
r for the State the is done in lows another times follow bad. One crop
same as good than BLACK BEST BREED for the South,
South Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, class cannot suffer, as a rule, without all any crop that can be producedin ESSEX I Pure blood and safe transit guaran
of the other that teed. For circular
' New classes suffering. If the capitalist manufacturer any states we address ROSE-
Jersey, New York and other PIGS. LANDPLANrA.TION,
Bainbridge, Ga.
is know of and of .
the will
. prosperous, mechanic yet many our growers
States. This is 2-29-4
a important matter
very have good wages and plenty of work; consider this a small price and
and should be attended to before and if JERSEY JERSEY
the mechanics of this
country would refuse to sell at that. Someare for sale. Aged two to ten months.
f the best grounds are disposed of grat have work and good wages, the farmer Males and females. Bred from good stock. Prices
E uitously.-Florida :Monthly.Tobacco. need not trouble himself about a foreign satisfied with this price, however, from $4 to $:o. O. CLUTE, Experiment Station,
: market. He will find his market at home and will let the other fellow do the Lake-City, Fla. 2-22-tfFOR .

with good prices. harvesting and BartowC.
.**. '. H. Turnley, at Lake Weir, Fla. Five-room
cottage, stables, etc., all in good repair. Addressor
For the past ten years, with slight in- call on JOHN L. CARNEY, Lake Weir, Fla.
! terruptions, the times have been hard 2-22-10
L times. The have DENT-A- WORD" DOL UMN
people gone hungryand
: getting Plants. FOR SALE for cash time or tiade,orange groves
poorly clothed in this country and and timber lands. E. RUMLKY, Keuka,
[i The ]land being prepared by two or in all countries. The ten lean business Fla. 3-n-i6t

if more cultivations may wait with years should be followed by ten fat busi- I RATES.-Twenty words, name and address, DESCRIPTION AND PRICE OF

less concern for suitable weather for ness years, and they will be, if the fool- i one week,25 cents; three weeks 50 cents Noth SEND for sale or exchange to L. W. KER
killer could get a little work into the U. ing taken for less than 25 cents. VAN, 30 West Twenty-ninth street, New York
J setting, as the weeds have been mostly S. Senate. Advertisements for this column MUST be pre Florida Real Estate and Exchange Office. 222SEED -!

destroyed already. If rain is too long *** paid. I CORN.-THE EARLIEST AND

the be Send no stamps larger than two cents. I all-round field in
delayed, plants must set and corn the South. Nearer
watered. But this is tedious. Immediately Not as did their fathers will businessmen Initials and figures count as one word.BUD'VOOD.G weevil-proof and more prolific than any other.
'J plan and execute, or mechanics la- Well adapted to any kind of soil. Per bushel,

alter a rain, or a general bor, or farmers till the soil. Electricityand including sack, f. o. b., $1.25 ; per half bushel,
. RAPEFRUIT and PAR- 7 c.; per peck,sec. J. B. SILVIS, Tallahassee,
; wetting-down of the bed, the plants gasoline, science and chemistry are 75c. per hundred ; 85 per Fla. 2-22-5
may be drawn to better advantage changing methods with a rapidity that is i thousand. Also .young orange trees. H. HAR
startling, and all these will be applied to RISON, Dade City, Fla. 4-4-3 mEOSINTE, WITH US, EXCEEDS ALL
; than if the land should remain
F dry. business, and labor, and farming, and Your selection, :5c. J. forage plants in Florida. In good soil,eleven
Take hold of the plant close to the ROSES Catalogue feet high. And we have the seed for sale at just
fruit free.
grow ing, and living, and travel in ED. NIXON, Chntia- half what seedsmen charge. P ALMA SOL A STORE
i. ground and carefully pull it up; if it the very near future. nooga, Tennessee. 3-28-4 COMPANY, Palmasola, Ha. 2-29-4
It does not come thrust the .+**
r. planting peg down slanting under it Great enterprises will be undertaken. Michaelt-King. +' ,Livingston's Beauty mostly, at $1.00 '
Tangerine and Pomelo J. W. & F. D. WAITE, per thousand. f o. b. Plants fix to twelve inches
f and pry up a little. Take up only The Nicaraugua Canal will be built. Magnolia Grove and Nurseries, Belleview, Fla.328tf. high Cash with order. THE ELOISE FRUIT

the plants which are three or four Navigation will be opened between the AND VEGETABLE Co., Winter Haven Fla. tf
great lakes of the North and the Gulf of
, inches high with stems as large as a Mexico. A ship canal will connect tht- WANTED -TWO GOOD RUDDERS, BUDWOOD.-SEND IN YOUR ORDERS
t timothy straw and leave the smaller ist. State lowest price per day, r spring delivery. Jaffa, Centennial,
lakes with the Atlantic
ocean. A Florida and give rECOmmendations F. D. WAITE,Belle- Hart's Tardiff, Meditteranean Sweet, Maltese
ones to grow awhile.In ship canal will save 500 miles of hazardous view, Fla. 3-28-3 i Blood. Homosassa, Majorca, Nonpareil, and Navel
galling to reach the Pacific the are (5.oo per 1,000, or 75C per 100; Dancy
transplanting, a peg about by EGGS ONE DOL- Tange-ine, Satsuma, Amory's Blood, Pierce's
' eight inches long tapering to a point. I Nicaragua route. These are all not only BUFFVYANDOTTE of>>eason. Bonze Ruby. DuRoi Blood, Roy 1 and Improved Pome- ,
but los, and Eureka,, fcicily, Genoa and Lamb's ;
'. possibilities, probabilities, ere the Eggs fifty pound gobbler Kentucky
Having the plants dropped one to next generation step into the shoes of the hens,one dollar. WLLIAM BARNES,Ori.-le Fla. Lemons are $7.50 per i.ooo. delivered. Budwood
guaranteed fee from White Fly, and true to
each hill (and toe dropper should not present. 3-28-2 name. W. K. TRIMBLE. Braidentown, Manatee

be allowed to get more than a dozen *** PINDR SEED; ONE DOLLAR PER Coumy, Florida. 2-15-4 I

, hills ahead, lest the plapts become The South will be one of the largest Fellowship,t.Fla.o b. at Martel. W. M. SHOCKLEY 3-28-2 EXTRA CLEANED BEGGAR WEED

wilted) take an extra plant to begin sharers in this great movement. It is a ).-Sow from sis to ten pounds per acre.
goodly land. It should be occupied andit I HAVE THREE THOUSAND POMELO Forty cents per pound, postpaid; ten pound or 1
hold it in the left hand ,
and .
up Seedlings,twelve to thirty-six inchesvhigh av over f. ob twenty-five cents per pound. Write
will be
with the right thumb and forefinger occupied, if the producers are eraging twenty-four inchesand very fine, for bale. for f priers on large quantities to EXCELSIOR SEED
not skinned of a fair proportion of their A. J. ALDRICH, Orlando, Fla. 3-21-3 FARM, Edgar, Putnam County, Fla. 2-8-tf
strike the roots down straight. Then earnings to extend the hues of the great

make a hole with the peg in the right corporations and to build palace hotels. STUMP PULLERS. SAVE MONEY by buying Pear, Peach,Plum,
Orange, hver
bearing :Mulberries,
hand deep enough to allow the top *** Warranted to do the Japan Plum, and other fruit trees, from firtt .

root of the plant to go straight downits But the farmer's calling of the future ("Circulars free. work of ten men. cello .Fla.Catalogue free J.II. GIRARDEAU 2-1-6,Mont- 1

whole length to pump water for the will demand greater intelligence. Some SMITH IMPLEMENT COMPANY,

plant. Thrust the peg in again be- knowledge of chemistry, closer application 3-at-3m Sedalia., Mo. WONDERFULI-Nitrogeu. traps for soil en-
cow peas,
side.the first hole, and be sure that the better adaptation of means to ends,r SALE--IMPERIAL the cheapest fertilizer known. Send for price-
a discovery of the leaks of the farm and' FOR list. I. H. GIRARDEAU, Monticello, Fla. 2-1-6
Suckers, 85 100,8-10 1000,
is per
earth the per
pressed firmly to root all
stopping them, the process of making and I f. o. b.. cash with ordtr. H. H. WILKINSON,
the way to the bottom of the hole. Ian f saving manures, both animal and vegetable Rockledge, Fla. 3-2I-3m. BRONZE TURKEYS, Langshan and Indian !
Fowls and
air-hole is left it will dry out the ; in a word, the adoption of scien Mrs. W. II. Mann, Manville eggs at, Fla.reasonable 10-12-12 prices.

earth all round it, and the plant will tific farming. t't'. ANTED--POSITIOX AS WORKING
Housekeeper by
middle-aged withone
probably die. Even if it should survive P.4 child. The country preferred. References Foil SALE Two Leon county farms, 480 acres

it would be almost impossiblefor A new discovery in electric light has given. Address THIS OFFICE. 314ti.ZfrHO tobacco 390 growing.acres. Excellent W. B. Clarkson foi stock,Jacksonville raising: and,

been made by which the bones in a liv Fla. 8-i -tf
the new feeding roots to strike out be WANTS THE BUSINESS-
ing body can photographed. That i is
through an air space. They need to the light shines through the flesh as five thousand Choice Nursery trees, Sour stock; Sweet,consisting and Grapefruit.twenty CITRUS NURSERY, Parson TREES Brown. AND Stark's BUD Seedless WOOD,

find moist, rich, mellow earth to penetrate though it was some thin gauzy substanceand Seedling, in fine condition for budding this Jaffa, Tangerine, King, Tardiff, Grape Fruit, ..
the bones like shadow spring, for sale very cheap. V. B. WEBSTER, Villa Franca Lemons and other varieties,
as soon as they leave the parent appear upon Fort Meade, Florida. such
the This 3-14-4.FANCY as Nonpareil, Majorca, St Michael,
root. Every plant should be set so negative. fiercely bright light Malta Blood and Centennial. Address, A. L.
passes through wood also. Duncan, Manager Milwaukee Groves and
that the bud will be barely.above the *1* 1875.\ Fifteen varieties of pure-bred Dunedin, Fla. 8-i7-tf

top of the ground. When the first fowls. Stock for sale and eggs for hatching. In
Mr. and Mrs. Ballington Booth, who cubator eggs, $.t per hundred. ALBERT FRIES, ANEW deal on wire netting. Prices cut In
plant is set, take up the plant droppedon have been dismissed from the SalvationArmVj St. Nicholas, Fla. 3-7-3 We pay freight. Write for our fates
the side have price-list. E. W Amsdeu,Ormond, Fla. 7-i-tA
of the hill, and carry it to organized Salvation Army ANTS.--NOW
the next hill. By having alwayan work in the United States under the title O the time to set for good runners. I have 100,- IRRIGATED GROVE 100 acres, to years set
of Christian Crusade lines Alabama Newmans 1 in Orange trees in other fruit
on not obnox ooo and 5000 Clouds trees, etc.
extra plant ahead no hill will be ious to the principles of free governmentand cheap for cash. G. W. JENNINGS, Lawtey,, For sale at a sacrifice.. Address"K," The Palms,
missed if the Florida. Lane Park.Lake Cout ty, Fla
dropper should happento uncontrolled by a foreign potentate. 3-7-4 4 27-901

skip one. To the thumb and 1 TO MAKE HENS
run **# TO EXCHANGE, ON AC- LAY-Thereisnothlnrlike,
finger down the roots to straightenthem The Senate and House of Representa- WANTED poor health,nice fruit and vegeta ida* Bowser's last year.Animal Hundreds Meal.of 40 testimonials.tons sold in Flor

out so that catch tives have passed concurrent resolutions ble farm, near Waldo, Florida, for stock of gro-f; I particulars, write E. W.Amsden For
they may not cet ies. Address J. J. SNYDER,Waldo,Fla. Ormond, Fla.
and be doubled up against the side oi f favoring the acknowledgement of belligerent I -13-tf

rights, and the independence of the FIRST-CLASS HAY PRESS, CHEAP T IGIIT Brahma, Barred
the hole is important. If the Plymouth Rock and
setting exchange orange nursery
Cubans. The President is understood <" Bronze Turkey Eggs /or
has be done i in to trees. WILLIAMS & HUBBARD, Crescent City,, hatching, '1.00 per
'li. to very dry weather, oppose the action of Congress. Florida. 3-7-7 ,setting. Mrs. C.GomperU,Lady Lake, Fla..
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G. M. a90RRELs Manager.
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' Between Jacksonville and New York: Pint-class SteeI'figeI1$0$25.00.; Intermediate $Ig.oo; Excursion $43.30; __ ..- .or oar. 111 ,
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Jacksonville and Boston Philadelphia: Cabin $27.00; Intermediate. $ r.oo; Excursion, -$. I,3o; d a
1 i Steerage, 'I4The magnificent Steamships of this Company are appointed to sail as follows: .

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\ City of Augusta... .... .... .. .................. ............. ... Sunday, March i, .ooa. m. I U V/UAJL V/J.L A tyUlV/JJ. JLAJJAJJI U Vf 11 AULL X JJFJl
City of Birmingham ............................................Tuesday, March 3, 8.00a.m. finest Cuisine and Service. 2fo Transfers Between Jacksonville and yew York.
, Nacoochee .-............... ..... ........................ ................ Friday, March 6, ii.09a.rn.
.1 Kansas City............................ ............ ................Sunday, March 8, 12.00 noon The Fleet is composed of the following Handsome New Steel Steamers: IComanche" j
, City of Augusta .............................................. .....Tuesday,March 10, 330?. m.
. City of Birmingham ...... ....... .... ............ ...... ...i... ..Friday, March 13 7 ooa. m. ("f -
; Nacoochee ..... .................- .............................. ... Sunday, March 15 q.aoe. m. (new), IgODq ib, Iroquois, "Cherokee, "SCm1 0I0
Kansas City....................... ......................... ....'...Tuesday, March 17, 8.00p.m.
t, City of Augusta ....................................................Friday, ;March 20, 9.00a.m. -
( City of Birmingham ................ ..........,......... ......,..Sunday, March 22, 1I.00a. m. NORTH BOUND.
t Nacoochee .......... ......... .....................................Tuesday, March 24, s.oop. m.
' Kansas City..................................................>.......Friday March 27 4.oop m. Steamers are appointed to sail according toUhe tide. ,
a City of Augusta.................................. .. .............. Sunday, March 29, 6,00 a. m. From JACKSONVILLE, FLA., (calling at Charleston). .......>......Sundays, Tuesdays Thursdays.
',, City of Birmingham............. ... ....... .....................Tuesday.. March 31 7.00 a.m. I Erom CHARLESTON, S. C.,.................. .... ........t... ......3iondaysWednesdaysandFridays.
FROM SAVANNAH TO BOSTON. I For hours of sailing see "Clyde Line" Schedule of Jacksonville and Charleston daily paper*

Gate City............... ................ ...................... .... Sunday, March i, 7.00 a. m. SOUTH BOUND.Steamers .
.1 Tallahassee .......................................... ............ Thursday, March 5, lo.ooa. m. are appointed to sail from Pier 29, East River, New York at 3 p.m., as follows:
Chattahoochee ........... ......................................... Tuesday, March 10, 3.003. m. CHARLESTON ............ ...... ...................... ...
Gate City .. .............. ..,........................., .............Sunday, March 15 6.30a.m. S. C., .Mondays,Wednesdays and FrdaysFor ,
i Tallahassee.......................................................Thursday, March 19, 8.00a.m. JACKSONVILLE, FLA., (calling at Charleston).. ...... ... ..' ...Mondays.. Wednesdays and Fr'daysCliVDE'S .
.I Chattahoochee_ .............. ............ ....... T March 24, I.ooa.m.
; Gate City............................................ .. ......._. S ands, March 29, 600a.m., '
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j (These Ships do NOT Carry Passengers.) DE BARY LINE.

City of Macon.....................................................Tuesday, March 10, 3.30 p. m.
...... ........... .... .. Jacksonville, Palatka, Sanford, Enterprise, Fla., and Intermediate#
, City of Macon .............-... ... ... ... .. Friday, March 20, 8.30 a. m.
City or Macon ...................................... .._.........Monday, March 30, 6.40 p. m. Landings on the St. Johns River. '

The Elegant Iron Side-Wheel Steamers
"Oltv of Jacksonville," AND "Fred'k DeBary,"
t 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 Ban -:
} Through Bills of Lading Tickets,and Baggage Checks to all points North and )&8t. See your ford, daily, except Sunday, at 11. a. m., Enterprise 9:30: a. m.
I nearest\ ticket agent or write for Freight or Passage to
t J. P. BECKWITH, G. F. & P. Agent, New Pier 35 N. R., New York. SOUTHBOUND. SCHEDULE.] NORTHBOUND.
J R. I* WALKER,Agent, C. G. Savanna Read Down. Read Up.
t New Pier No.35, North River"New York. City Exchange Building Ga. Leave 3 30 P- m ...... ...................Jacksonville.... ..... .. .. ...... Arrive 3.3oam.
RICHARDSON & BARNARD,AgentsIwis' Wharf. Boston 8.45 p m. ...................... .... Palatka................... ...... Leave g.aop. m.
!. W. L JAMES, Agent, 13 S.Third Street, Philadelphia. itit 3.ooa. m. ....................... .. .Astor.... .. ..................... II 4.00p.m
W.H.RHBTTGen'lAgt.C.R.R., 317 Broadway New York. 4.30 a m. .................... ........ St. Francis......................... iti. 2.30p.m.
J. D. HASHAGEN, Eastern Agent Sav.,Fla. &:Western Ry. Co., 261 Broadway. N. Y. ...... ... ...... ......................... Beresford .... ................. ..... II I.30p.m.
? J.L. ADAMS, Gen'l East.Agt. F. C. &: P. R. R., A.DeW.SAMPSON General Agent Arrive: 8.30 a. m ............. ..... .... Sanford........._.. ........._ ...... 9.ooa.m.
i 353 Broadway, New York. 306 Washington St., Boston. gssam.I.................... .... Enterprise................... ...... 9.3Qa.m,
j:, W. J. FARRELL. Soliciting Agent. W. E. ARNOLD, Gen.Trav. Pass. Agt, ...... ..... .... ........ ..............So. Fla. R. R. Wharf.... ......,........ II 11.00&> m.
r New Office 224 West Bay Street,Jacksonville. General Passenger and Ticket Office, 204 West Bay St., Jacksonville
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l W. A. BODRS. ESTABLISHED 1875.' J. B. BOURS. A. J. COLE, Pasnger Agent Bowling Green, New York.
M. H. CLYDE, Assistant Traffic Manager 5 Bow ing Green, New York.
THEO. EGER, Traffic Manager 5 Bowling Green, New York.
! WILLIAM A. BODRS & CO. F. M. IRONMONGER, Jr., Florida Passenger Agent 204 West Bay St., Jacksonville, PI*.
JOHN L. HOWARD, Florida Freight Agent,foot Hogan Street,Jacksonville Fla. j
f J. A. LESLIE Superintendent, foot Hogan Street Jacksonville. Fla.WM. .

; Grain Garden Seeds and Fertilizers I P. CLYDE & CO., C en'1 Agents,

19 South Delaware Avenne Philadelphia. 5 Bowling Green, New York.
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i We Handle Only the Best and Most Reliable Seeds.. A Oomple Stock of 0 _,,

Corn Oats Flour Bran Wheat Grits Meal ,,

; Cotton Seed Meal Both Bright and Dark. .1 Adapted to all Heads

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: Star Brand Fertilizers MURIATE OF POTASH
) work built of best material, with parts in

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

works. Pamphlets of either Bent Let us know
Orange Tree and Vegetable KAINIT Etc 1
what kind of work yon want to do.

{I I These FERTTT"T Fettnixen" have R..110 IUperor In the market tad A trill wiD coavina. JAMES LEFFEL & GO, Springfield i Ohio, U. S. A,

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(1, :,.,,. THE "11D AISY"" PLOWS Real Estate.wwwww. '"'U

The owners of the Bone Hill Phos-

phate Company, in Polk county, have

.. purchased 160 acres more of land,

LINEr+ paying therefor $48,000.The .
sf An Implement That Every Gardener and Strawberry timbered lands of Florida are

.r Grower Should Have constantly appreciating in value. Especially -

,,-;,,,,;' is this true of large bodies of
: : heavily timbered pine lands.
r; : Shortest, Quickest, Host Attractive .The McKay family claims title to

considerable land
now covered by
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ROUTE .. business houses: at Tampa, and which
..J: BETWEEN has come down to the present owners '
\\ .:' FLORIDA POINTS AND THE NORTH through a long chain of titles.
i i.Florida Central and Peninsular At the Gainesville Land Office in

February there were 108 homestead

f NEW THROUGH ROUTES. entries, embracing 12,810 acres; 61

r ; New York to Jacksonville by final proofs, embracing-5 acres,
New Florida Pennsylvania R. K. to Wash-
k and ington. Southern Hallway to and 32 excess sales, embracing 59
Northern !Columbia, Florida Central & acres. '
t1< Air Line. Peninsular to all principal -i 4.: ,
r"r, points In Florida. '.. ":','. The diamond-shaped tract of land
Cincinnati to Harriman Junction
',, Cincinnati, 'by Queen &; Crescent, known as the Fleming grant, .that ap-
f "' llarrlman Junction to Asbe-
blank the Florida East Coast
TJ 1 Asheville 4 YUle and Columbia by South.. pears on
.;-,,.* ern Hallway, and Florida : J' Railway maps, and which lies be-
Jacksonville Central&;Pensnsular-Colum-
j bia to Jacksonville." S jJ tween the Russell tract-Cincinnatus

: Cincinnati to Jacksonville by / Farms and which points at the confluence -
: Cincinnati Queen & Crescent to Chattanooga -
of the Sebastion and Indian
.3 and Southern t'y to Ever I> I
:. ',' Florida)ette,Florida Central & Penin- rivers, embracing about twenty thous-
Limited. sular to all Important Florida
points. The best Tool for intensive culture ; saves the expenses of a horse; and acres, will soon be placed on the
I Kansas City Fort Scott & .market, as the litigation has been
+ Kansas and City Memphis K.Ito Kansas CUl'Jackllo'vUle does the work just how and where you want it done. closed.
}Birmingham, Southern It'
to Everette, Fla. Central & I
Thro' Line Peninsular to all Fla. points. I A Northern, exchange says:: "If
Thousands of acres of Truck and Strawberries are cultivated entirely by hand.
Louis to Jacksonville by This little has been reports are true, Florida will be the
Short Line to Du Quoin, plow perfected special reference to Florida use and I
Holly Sp'gs 1St. Central to Holly Sp'gs, with the assistance and suggestions of Florida growers. I banner State of 1896 for.home.seekers
lo ate. City, Memphis & Birmingham -
to Bit mlngham,Sou. : and immigrants. In all sections of the
II. J It'y to Everette and F. C.,& P. I country colonies and small parties are

,, .,, Hollr Sioux sonville City 111.&Chicago Cent. to to Holly Jack Four Points and a Wrench. Go With Each Plow. forming to go to, Florida during the

r- S Sp'gslloute.. }Sp'gs' K., C. M. &; B. to Birmingham year, either to locate or to prospectfor
Sou. K'y to Ever- location. Tired of annual calam-
ette and the F. C. & P.
Given with this paper to new subscribers for one for $5.00 f. b. at
Louis'ille &; Nashllle to River year our ities to crops: these people now seek
New Orleans Junction. F. C. & P. only Storeroom.FARMER other lands. There is no discounting
To 1 route with through sleepers
.: Jackso'vllle between New. Orleans and and FRUIT GROWER, the {fact that conditions are far more j

Jacksonville.The ;rACKSONVI, 1'I.A. favorable there than in thousands of
F. C. & P has 700 miles of track in
other sections and if homeseekerscannot
Fl >rida running through the i. ,
Tobacco,tuck tityttui Jo'ar"iRf"ad Dairy Section, N. B. Special low rates given for Pony, Clipper and Hammock Plows in con. be satisfied in Florida. ,, they
1 pttarn nod Strawberry Lands, nection with the paper. Write us for terms. .i cannot be in the South."
Orantjff ttananaand fineapple. Country,_
i'hoaphutt l$ lt. Colonies of Western people are expected
E thr AUrer" and
lla. Other Vine spring bc mrll' -.-..-. . .I ,. to locate this spring in the
The Great lluntiiuj Country.Keache western counties. It is said that the

Has the best* the lands.Wfrtf tor, tillage r'iltiny, greatest Ground.: variety AND WHY ? r families will be of a good class, and
of soils in the State aud above all HE'S : they will bring the church and school
Runs over the Central Rldgeland
house with them and make
Where ,it Is High and Healthy.. along
Prosperous towns nil its route and it offers these institutions the centers of their

the the beat Northern freight markets.iaciiitiea for any:produce to settlements. Industry, sobriety and i

Send also for the best map of Florida (sent I progress will be the mainspring of
free) and note the towns on its route. GijING The from 10 to S3 Ibs. I action in this and
A.U.MAC1)ON ELL: ,G.P.A bicycle only weighs developing country
Jacksonville,Fla. but he wants the best. It doesn't break down, making new homes and building new

The Fla. Cent & Peninsular R. R. you know. Then, again, forests towns inVest give a pure Florida.balsamic The atmos-pine

Offers to Shippers phere, ladened with health, while a

The Shortest BETWEEN and Quickest Route S Tij : He Thinks of Selling Bicycles} dark offers, sandy every inducement soil, with a clay to): the sub-soil hus-,

.FLORIDA AND ALL POINTS IN bandman in search of new land for

THE EAST AND WEST. and he wants something that is "305 days farming and fruit growing, and in
Y With' Improved Ventilated Cars, this company sufficient for colonies
is better equipped than ever ever tohandle D 0 ahead of them all," so he buys a KEATING.S quantities large ,1
the Orange and Vegetable Crops and t of people who wish to settle near each ;
r insure close connections and prompt despatchto 1m other.
all Eastern and Western Markets.

Through change oars or delay.to destination without : IF YOU FOLLOW GOOD IDEAS S 1

Perishable freight followed by wire and wF There is no unbelief.
1 shippers advised time passing various Junction IT
points and arrival at destination. I Whoever plants a seed beneath the sod
All adjusted.claims for overcharges and loss promptly you'll l his and buy a KEATING. AI And waits tosee it push away the clod-

See that your goods: are markedvia Postal, Uncle Sam's aid, and you have our He trusts in God.

F. C. &; P. R. R. Catalogue.KEATING. -Whittier.
For Information call on or address the undersigned -
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C. B. TAYLOR,Trav.A'gt Ocala,Fla.
W. B. TUCKER,Gen.A'g't't,Orlando, Fla. A REASONABLE objection to naminga
G.M.HOLDEN,Trav. JLTrt, Leesburg. Firs WHEEL CO battleship Kentucky is that if the
W.R. FULLER Trav.A' F\a.\ ,
Or N.Sa-PENNINQTON. Jacksonv1lleFla.,Tramp r, ". .,. ''' .,, I vessel should encounter a bar.it. mightnot
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