Florida farmer & fruit grower
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Title: Florida farmer & fruit grower
Uniform Title: Florida farmer & fruit grower (Jacksonville, Fla. 1893)
Alternate title: Florida farmer and fruit=grower
Portion of title: Florida farmer and fruit grower
Physical Description: 29 v. : ill. ; 33-50 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: S. Powers
Place of Publication: Jacksonville Fla
Creation Date: May 2, 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: UF00055765:00077
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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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iP" 8. Powers',Editor. JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA, MAY 2, 1896. Whole No. 1421 Yol.NEW VIII SERIES, No. 18

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Before buying your Nursery Stock,investigate and know what you ale getting. Know that
on TRIFOLIATA, you are buying of a Grower and not a second or third hand dealer.

; A Hardy Orange on Hardy Stock. THE POMONA NURSERIES '

Over 300 Varieties of are the most Extensive in the State! and ofler all Home Grown Stock. Peaches. Plums, Pears,
E, .;. Japan Persimmons, Grapes,Figs,Mulberries,Apricots,Almonds, Satsuma and other Oranges and
Fruits and Ornamentals. Lemons on both
J- Peaches,Pears, Plums, Persimmons, Nuts, Grapes, Roses, etc. ORANGE and TRIFOLIATA STOCKS.Over .

75 varieties of Roses all field grown and Budded and Grafted. Ornamental Trees, Shrubs,etc-

NO AGENTS. Catalogue for 1896. An Up-to-date Horticultural Hand-Book, free on application.

NURSERIES. It will pay those intending to plant Orchards to visit my Nursery and Experimental Grounds.
r ST. MARY Write for Catalogue and any infOI mation wanted
G. L. TABER, GLEN ST.. MARY, FLA. Blacclenny\ Fla.!

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sell at a manufacture low figure. them 8- and 10-frame, of selected kiln-dried Yellow Pine, and

Order your supply now and make sure of it. PRICES: One pound by mail,40 cents; 4 pounds, rai Get our prices before sending North and paying heavy freight bills.
;. >81.50. By express or freight not prepaid,25 cents per pound in quantities of less than 200 pounds;
c in 200 pound lots and above,20 cents per
l pound.Seed free from stems,leaves and trash. By mail,post- YANKEE NOVELTY OMLMNY,
ROUGH BEGGflRWEED.H. paid,25 cents per pound;,4 pounds,95 cents. By ex- E. E. CONVERSE, Manager. Ocala, Florida.
press or freight,not prepaid,in any quantity, 15 cents
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L -Send for our Illustrated INTERL.AOHEN Catalogue. FLA. Grocers and Commission Merchants

superior to all other materials used
s R XFFIA for similar purposes. Sold by the pound. If you Goal, Hay, Grain, Wines, Liquors, .f.:
never saw it, get a sample and quotations.FOR .
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MANONGAHELA RYE. ................,...$i oo CABINET BOURBON.... .............. ..f6 oo
ORANGE VALLEY.................. ...... J: 00 J.MARTIN RyE.......,........... ...... 300
SPRING VALLEY......... ................. 150 VIRGINIA GLADES...............?.?...._.. oo ,
Unknown] Reds and Whippoorwills, 90c.; per bushel. Lady Fingers and BALTIMORE CORN....................... :2 00 OLD BOURBON.................. ..... 3 4 oo
Black Eyes at 1.60 bushel Pearl Millet 12Kc. pound. Beggar NORTHCA'ROLINACORN... ............. 250 KENTUCKY SOUR MASH................ oo
Weed lOc. pound. per per CLIFTON CLUB..............,.............300 OLD BAKER......... ...................... 5 5 eo
per MONTROSE VELVET RYE.........._.. 600
'.. will keep Chickens Clean,2oc.a package *
ii!.mb.I.! s DBiin ID EJICBJj. INTERNATIONAL STOCK FOOD keeps JUGS EXTRA: One gallon, 250; two gallon, sac; three gallon, 750. Remit by post-office
stock healthy and saves feed,5cc per box. money order check or registered letter. We cannot ship C, O.D. Remit with order.A .
.. complete price-list Groceries,and Wine List,sent free on application.
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.: Orange Tree, Fruit and Vine, Vegetable, Pineapple, Tobacco, &c,

r 'Ve wish to emphasize the fact that we make high- rade goods only. The We have steadily refrained from making any such goods, although the fcr

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

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

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

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

not be so good, either in quantity or quality, in flavor or in keeping qualities crop, with strong plants, with much less labor than you can coax along a poor
That covers all the points where the profits come in. It will pay better to | and sickly lot, and the money results will be far better.
The Mapes Company Use Only the Best Materials and in Forms which are the Results of the

Experience of Nearly Half a Century and of Continuous and Costly Experiments.

.. The materials are subjected to a special process, of their own discovery, Send for a copy of testimonials from thirty or forty of the best.known

I 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

I I They go through the assimilation in heaps that must otherwise take place the year 1895. Mr. L. Dozier, our agent at Ocala, writes June 10, 1895, as
: in the ground when they are freshly mixed. When shipped they are ready for follows:

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

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

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

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

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


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

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



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

; JS@ Write for a Tobacco Pamphlet.
r Ammonia. Phosphite Acid. Potash.
t' GUARANTEED ANALYSIS Mapes' Tobacco :Manure, Florida Brand . . . . 5 to 6. 4 to 5. 6 to 7.


The Mapes Orange Tree, in 200.1b. bbls., 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, 39.00 1895 at the Florida Experiment Station :
6 cc cc Ammonia. Avail. Phot. Acid. Total Phos. Acid. Potash.
-: 40.00 Orange Tree . . 4.67 7.46 11.22 3.81
cc cc it tt
: Pineapple I 3 8.00 Fruit and Vine . 3.04 7.06 9.55 11.47
: Tobacco, cc cc cc cc 38.00 Vegetable . . 5.91 7.84 10.22 5.68
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SULPHATE POTASH, Foot of Ocean Street

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4' CHEAP FERTILIZERS. [From New Enland Homestead, Dec.28,1895'] of all three ingredients. It is the concerns that I methods for determining approximately the rela-
IMPORTANT TO USERS OP FER- have capital invested in plants that are most tive availability of nitrogen and on subsequent '
TILIZERS. likely to remain in the business, and are the ones pages is given a report of the work done during
Prof. E. B. Voorhees, Director of the New Jersey that In the long run are likely to look well to the past year on this point
State Experiment Station,in the 'Rural New Shyster concerns that manufacture all sorts of their reputation for they have more at stake. "While various infcriororagriculturaUywortheti
Another point that strengthens this caution is less forms of nitrogen are in the market the
Yorker June i, 1895,in an exposure of a so- materials, and put their goods on the market in
that in most States the analyses of fertilizers are main security of purchasers of mixed fertilizers
called "cheap" fertilizer sold in Philadelphia, all sorts of conditions, in order to get some of the not made until after the spnng trade is over. is in dealing with firms which have an estab-
says: "In the purchase of fertilizers,manyfarm- I trade of old-established and reliable firms,are as lished reputation,and in avoiding 'cheap' goods
characteristic of the fertilizer trade as of other .
FERTILIZERS.They offered
"VALUATION" OF by irresponsible parties.Pare
ers are still guided by price per ton rather than trades. Any one who puts out a fertilizer can 39. 1
and of food furnIshed it at the Fall to Determine the Quality of Preparation of Leather. .:.
by the amount quality the plant- get officially analyzed Experiment Stations
,hence anexorbitant price pound and it appears in their reports, but the floods---Established Reputation. the As has been proved abundanUyby aperlment.
pay per farmer does not know whether the concern is reliable Main Security to the Purchaser.Extract leather,whether in its untreated state or steamedor
for the constituents. A low price per ton does or not. The Connecticut Station, in its annual [ from Annual Report of the Connecticut toasted, and pulverized, has 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 forbidsits
an expensive one,for the legitimate expenses that in buying mixed fertilizers farmers must Johnson, Director),for Year 1895. Issued December use in any form as an ingredient of commer-
rely to a great extent on reliable dealers and : 1895 ] cial fertilizers without explicit printed certificate
of preparation shipment and sale are pro The main security of purchasers of mixed fertilizers .These valuations it must be remembered are of the fact, such certificate to be conspicuously
portionately much greater for low-grade than for is in dealing with firms which have an based on the assumption that the nitrogen,phos- ffized: to every package,' etc.
high-grade Roods. Farmers should remember, established reputation,and in avoiding 'cheap' phoric acid and potash in each fertilizer are "The materials on which the following analy '
first that nitrogen phosphoric acid and potash goods offered by irresponsible parties." The readily available to farm crops. Chemical exam ses were made were used in vegetation experiments
are the only constituents of fertilizing value caution is certainly needed,when more than one- ination can show pretty conclusively whether to be described on following pages.
and mixtures containing all of these in goodforms third of the nitrogenous superphosphates sold in this is true in respect to potash. There is less "4565. Ground leather,imported from England :
cannot be secured: for a low price per ton, Connecticut: do not furnish, in all ,aU certainty regarding phosphoric acid,while chemical for use as a cheap 'ammoniate in mixed fertilizers. -
unless they are contained in very small amounts; the manufacturers claim for them. rests examination, as it is usually made, oivts The method manufacture if unknown.
and second,that the expenses of handling are:six| brands,twenty-one are below the manufact little or no clue: as to the atxzttoMHty of the It is a brownish black powder, in appearance
quite as great for'make weight' as fox materials 'I urers' minimum guarantee in respect of one ingredient -I organic nitrogen of mixed goods. This Station rambling dried blood. When pulverized: it
/ of a tual fertilizing value.' ,I ,five in respect of two,and one in respect ha* xen for some!years engaged in a study of emits an odor of uIA.-PaC.to.r .

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Buds and Budding. Before going into any expenses I subsoiling would be the best before intended to give the tree a low spread-

would like to know: planting.In ing top. Until last season this was
The following correspondence will I. What would be the cost per laying out the land for plantingI done in the winter. Last summer I
prove interesting to our readers : hundred of Bidwell's Early or any use a light wire marked with solder tried summer pruning, as I mentionedin
OCALA, Fla., April 22, 1896. stock? every sixteen feet. About ISO yardsof a previous letter, and shall try it -
Mr. A. H. :MANVILLE, wire can be readily handled by further. Awhile ago I wrote the
What is the number of trees
DEAR SIR-I: enclose $1 for which 2. three men, one at each end and one Gleaner what fine growers were my
continue my membership in societyone planted to an acre? in the middle. First a guide line is trees of the Peento strain, Angel
year and send certificate to secure 3. What kind of wire fence is run with this wire down each side of and Waldo. Since then they have

railroad ticket, and $i for which I used, and its price per spool? the field, setting pegs at each solder bloomed and I am not so well pleased '
want a little of your lime in advice on 4. I would like also to know what mark. Then the line is carried across with them. The bloom comes en-

the following: would be the average price obtainedin the field from row to row, care being tirely too early, fully a month earlier'
My grove is in hammock protec- New York per basket, and the expenses taken to stretch it tight every time. than the Elberta. The peaches of

tion. A portion of the stumps have of working the orchard per Short wooden handles at the ends of Chinese Cling strain are, I am sure,
made growth enough to take buds acre? the wire allow it to be pegged down what we want in these parts. Of
which were put in three weeks ago. If you have any printed matter on while the stakes are being set. In this about 1000 trees planted this season
The balance are nearly all sprouting the subject I would thank you very way the rows are exactly paralleled, a 700 were of this strain, and the others
but yet very small. What I mostlyam much to be favored with them, and great consideration when cultivation would have been could I have found
in doubt about is the best way to shall send postage stamps for the begins.In them ripening in the season wanted.

treat these sprouts of this summer's same. W. G. DECOLIGNY. planting this season, about the But this matter of variety must be

growth. Let them all grow until this Boston, :Mass. middle of February, I had holes dugin decided for himself by every tree
time next year and bud two or three, I. Bidwell's Early trees one year othodox way, three feet across and planter. The man in Alabama is nota .
: or begin now to thin out and bud old, 2 to 3 feet, $6.50 per 100; 3 to 4 eighteen inches deep, filling this in good judge for the man in Arkansas.
during the summer? If you say to feet, $8; 4 to 6 feet, $10. These are with top soil well trod down. A dozen If there is a near-by nursery enquire
leave the budding until this time next current prices; next fall they may be places were left without any diggingat there first, and then visit all the suc-
year will the wood from this year's slightly different. all the trees there planted in the cessful peach growers round about.If .
buds (supposed to be from bearing 2. The best Florida authorities undisturbed soil. I do not yet believe the Chinese Cling strain seem to be
trees) mature enough to cut for bud- recommend planting peaches about 18 that this is a good way on our light doing well give them the preference.A .

. wood? And when should it be cut to 20 feet apart. In good hammock soil but I wanted to test the String- 4
and how cared for until used? Of land 20x20 would be about right, fellow method and am more than will- Large Grape-fruit Grove.

course, I have a scattered knowledgeof which would give 108 trees to the ing to be convinced. Before plantinga Editor Farmer and Fruit-Grower: '
all these but the trouble is seed meal
matters, acre. pound of cotton was You, doubtless, have seen the state-
it is too much scattered and I would 3. Barb wire fence is generallyused scattered at each tree site and thor- ment in the "Manatee River Journal"that
like to have you bring it to a point. for large enclosures. Waukee-' I' oughly worked in. The roots of the .. I have purchased 160 acres in

Resp. yours, gan two-point barb-wire is quoted byS. trees were cut short in the Stringfellow Manatee county, which the "Journal"states
ABNER GRIFFITH. B. Hubbard & Co. of Jacksonville, method, all excepting a dozen left to 'I. will be set out to grape-fruit,

April 27, 1896. in quantities, at $2.90 per 100 pounds test, with long roots. The tops were lemons and fancy oranges. This is a
MR. ABNER GRIFFITH, Ocala, Fla. (about 1800 feet); four point wire the all cut to about eighteen inehes. I mistake. I have purchased the land,
DEAR SIR:-Refering again to yoursof same. Brinkerhoff, plain, twisted have been looking through these trees but am now preparing it to set out the
the 22d inst., and replying to your wire, $3.50 per hundred pounds and find that almost all are now, a entire grove, 160 acres, in grape-fruit.
queries as to management of buds and (about 1300 feet). month after planting, in leaf and KIMBALL C. ATWOOD.

sprouts : 4. The price obtained in New everyone of the lot, about 1,000, are New York.

Don't remove the surplus new York varies exceedingly, from $2 up alive.I Mr. Atwood is the secretary of the
wood, the sprouts that are finally to to $12 a bushel, and even more for prefer June budded trees in plant- I Preferred Accident Insurance Company -
come off, this year, but let them grow very early, fine peaches. From this ing. They are more sure to grow, I of New York. .
through the growing season. But go must be deducted about $3 per hun- and as far as my experience goes they .
over them and curtail by breakingover dred for The make larger trees at two years from
pounds express charges. Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Palmer, of Meriden -
lopping, and cutting, in a way cost of tillage, after the orchard is established planting than do the standard, one Conn., have spent the past week
to give the buds that have taken and would be year old trees. The season the trees
light. Say, eight among their interests in Braidentownand
the sprouts that are to remain the cultivations and two hoeings per are planted I usually grow a crop of vicinity. It is probably useless to
lead. You want first to encourage as about The fertil- melons on the ground, following with
year, $5 per acre. recite that Mr. Palmer is the owner of
rapid growth as possible on the part izer would sweet potatoes or some such crop the
cost probably $25 or $30 the famous Palmer grove. This groveis
of the buds and permanent sprouts, at least there to be second season. After that it does not
per acre; ought the wonder of Florida. Hundredsof
and bearing this in mind, to keepas that amount thin pay to grow a crop in the peach or-
applied on sandy I people have come down to see it,
much foliage the trees chard it interferes with cultivation.The .
on as possi- land while hammock land would as
require -I and carried its fame throughout the
ble.Buds principally potash, which would : cultivation of the crop cultivatesthe Union. Although over a mile from
and started this for the first Of
growth cost considerable less.Growing trees two seasons.
water protection it passed through the
;. spring will make good budding wood ....... any fertilizer put on the ground the freeze almost without harm, and was
' fall. Don't defer the their share. Besides
by budding trees always get
again in a few months a perfect grove.
until Do Peaches.In this should have least
remaining sprouts spring. they at a poundper
On this of twenty acres are
it this fall, letting them remain dor- selecting a site for a peach orchard tree of cotton seed meal duringthe property
trees 85 large budded lemon
all winter and them in elevation rather after While 1,500 ;
mant start out and.drainage, summer planting.
trees, now well loaded with fruit 300
spring. We do all our citrus budding than soil are to considered, says Jud the trees are young it is well to loosen budded and 200 seedlings; ,

... or as nearly all as possible, in this Pierce in Horticultural Gleaner. the soil occasionally immediately large trees oranges and full of fruit; the balance
way. If you want to save bud wood i Loam, sand, clay, almost anythingwill around the tree. After the second small budded trees just coming into
until write December do that the off horse cultivation will be suffic-
over spring, me so water can get season bearing. The crop of last year netted
1st, and I will give you the method, readily. Of course there are better ient as by that time the feeding roots $3,000. This it will reach $6,000.
which I am too busy to write now. and worse soils, but the matter of are some distance out from the trunk. Systematic care year and cultivation have

Trusting to see you at Jacksonville, soil need not prevent success providedthe No rule can be given as to amount of made this grove what it is, and the

I am. Yours truly, water can get away from it readily, fertilizer or cultivation, excepting to care is chiefly due to Mr. Johnson
A. H. :MANVILLE. provided it be elevated above the give enough to each to keep the tree
Helm, who has had the care of it for
-. .. neighborhood. As my experiencehas growing rapidly until it comes into years.Ianatee River Journal.
Peaches on Indian River. been altogether with newly cleared bearing, say the third year. After many ...
land cannot say whether that or old that the fertilizer should be some form --

Editor Farmer and Fruit-Grower: ground would be best, but have a of potash-muriate is usually the The Gainesville tannery is now
Prof P. H. Rolfs of the State Agri- preference in favor of a new ground cheapest-and of phosphoric acid. operating and has everything well under -
cultural College at Lake City, advisedme provided it is well cleared. The :From what I read I infer that the way. There are over soo hides in
to write you and ask you, as you piney woods soil where I have my most successful peach growers are the vats and as many more will be put -
are better posted than anybody about planting of trees is so light that I do those who use the most fertilizer. I in in a few days. Their buyer will
the matter. I have an intention of i not think that subsoiling, or even deep am too young in the business to speakof make a tour of the State purchasinghides
starting a peach orchard in Brevard plowing would be worth the time. my own knowledge on this point of in a short while. All the ma-

county, where I own a forty .acre lot. With heavy soil I have no doubt that fertilizing for fruit. My pruning is chinery is working in good order.

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



Ammonia 5 to 6 perlcent.
Available Phosphoric Acid 7 to 8 "
Actual Potash 4 to 5 "

This Brand is made from the Purest Ammoniates Superphosphates and Potash. aWe

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.


Pinery.Editedby strong fibre, and in great abundance. in circumference, standing a strain of suitable for the manufacture of fiber.It .
I[ saw some samples compared with 5,700 pounds before breaking. was found as the result of seve-
fibre extracted at the same time from When preparing the fiber of the pine- ral experiments, that a ton of green
J. B. Beach,West PalmBeach.Fla..nnnjrirLJiriJwrirjLarLrLnj leaves of the same variety imported apple the leaves must be manipulatedin leaves would yield from 40 to 60
-----" direct from Porto Rico, and the latter the green state, as nothing can be pounds of dry fiber, average about 50.

Pineapple Fiber.In were much coarser and darker, owing done with them when dry. The total product of the 958 tons, \

I presume, mainly to the difference in In the Eeast Indies, where : raised on 930 acres, would be 47,900
answer to recent queries from the soil and climate. J. B. B. the pineapple was introduced as early' pounds of dry fiber.
Mr. Hesketh Bell of Nassau N. P.
EXTRACTS.In as 1600, the fiber is extensively usedin The chief difficulty so far encount-
questions i, 2 and I append following -
the manufacture of the delicate ered, as with ramie, has been to con
extracts from U. S. the district of India
Rungpore Fabric called pina, as well as for cord- trive a decorticating machine that will
tural Reports bearing on the subjectI the fiber is much used by the local
age. Pina is considered to be more do the work fast enough to make the
am indebted to a friend Mr.: E. shoemakers for twine the
though plantis
delicate in than
texture other industry profitable. The best ma-
P. Woillard of Sugden Fla. for the cultivated principally for its fruit-
known to the vegetable kingdom. It chine thus far invented is the Sanford
results of a correspondence on the bearing qualities the fiber little
is woven from the untwisted fibers of & Mallory, which will clean only 5,000
which he carried few In the I
subject on a appreciated. Philippine
the: Ananassa leaf, after they have : to 8000 leaves per day, turning out, say
relative to the practicabilityof in abundance and is
years ago grows great been glued together to form a continuous 12 to 18 pounds of dry fiber. At this
organizing a company for the econ valued on account of the fineness of its
rate of production the pineapple fiber
omic extraction of fibre fiber which is
pineapple from the celebrated
woven -
When the plant is grown for fiber, business, of course,is not very promis- .
scale. He received let cloth of the
upon a large pineapple Philip- .
as in the Philippine Islands, it is cus- ing.
ters from parties who seemed to think pines. M. Perrouttel however
con- tomary to take off the fruit before ma- .
they were in position to put the in sidered this a distinct species, and
turity, that the leaves be more
Pineapples at Orlando.
dustry on a successful commercial named it Bromelia pigna. fully developed.

footing, and the only reason he let The fiber of A. saliva is very fine The Florida fiber, when Editor Parmer and Fruit-Grower:
the matter drop was the fact that the I and soft,the filaments being quite flex- simply plunged into cold water for a As it may be of interest to you to
parties seemed to want all the profit ible and very resistant. They yield few moments after coming from the learn of the condition of the pineapple

and half the capital invested for their readily to treatment in the alkaline machine and then dried in the sun, plants in this section,and to show their

share. bath and are easily subdivided, espe- comes out almost white,with a fineness wonderful, rapid recovery since the
:Mr. W. T. Forbes writes from At- cially when subjected to trituration.The and softness unequaled by any other freeze, I will take this opportunity to

lanta, Ga., Vest End, as follows: isolated fibers are very fine, ofa leaf fiber that I have extracted. The say that I now have thousands of fruit-
"About pineapple leaves, we can tolerably regular diameter from one fiber will be further prepared and, if ing plants, many of which are showing
treat them successfully at little cost end to the other, but of very differentsize. possible, spun. from four to six suckers each,together /
The method of treating pineapple The interior canal, which is with a fruit that will probably weigh !
leaves is so simple I cannot patent it, very perceptible in the largest, is not REPORT OF SPECIAL AGENT R. M. from eight to ten pounds,and all planted -

therefore to make it pay we must so in the smaller ones. They are very MONROE. since the freeze. The pine indus

organize a stock company, and pay flexible, curling and crisping readily .. Mr. Charles S. Dodge, U. S. Agent try is certainly a very promising one
for Florida. C. S VAN HOUTEN.
for knowledge. If the under mechanism. The points ,
me my growers are for Fiber Investigations, made some
will organize and give me 50 rarely sharp, and gradually become experiments at Cocoanut Grove and Orlando, Fla.

per cent of the paid-up stock, etc." slender. They are rounded at the left Mr. :Monroe to finish them. From .

He had sent on some fine specimensof end, or, rather, bluntIt his report we condense the substance.The In the March cattle case at DeLand

fibre extracted from pine leaves sent is claimed for pineapple fiber that approximate acreage in pine- I. last week, Judge J. D. Broome decided -

him by :Mr. Woillard, and said that constant immersion in water does not apples, in 1892, on Keys Metacombe; that the 1200 inhabitant cattle
"some of it was on exhibition at the in the least injure it, and the nativesof Largo and Elliott's was 930 acres, law was not a sound one, that it had
Agricultural Department at Washing the East Indies increase this prop from which were shipped 1,916,400 defects that made it worthless and

ton." erty by tanning it, though it is probably apples, not counting several thous- void. This will be good news to the
Regarding question No. 4 I think at the expense of strength. In ands sold after the close of the season. incorporated towns of less than 1200
that the largest pine leaves are pro tests of strength pineapple fiber exhibits Mr. Monroe found that the Red inhabitants for they can now pass
duced by the Porto Rico and Trinidad superior tenacity. The fiber from Spanish variety averaged twenty-five ordinances against cattle running at
varieties. The wild pineapple Singapore bore a strain of 350 pounds leaves to the plant that year (an unfavorable large and they will be valid.-Daytona -

which grows abundantly in Jamaica against 260 pounds for New Zealandflax. season), and that ten of these GazetteNews.Hurst .

has very long leaves,but this has been This last named has been proved would be good for fiber purposes. & Noble of Lake Helen are

reported as producing a very weak equal, and in some experiments superior These ten leaves generally weighed still grinding away in their cassava
inferior fibre. That of the Porto Rico to the best English hemp. In the about a pound. Each of the 1,916- factory. They have put in 38 acres

.x variety, grown on the plantation of Journal of the Agricultural Society of 400 apples represented one plantAt of cassava this year, besides furnish
the late Chas. T. Verbeke, of Lotus, India (vol. III, p. 182)) there is a recordof one pound to the plant the above ing seed to neighbors for as much

:- Fla, yielded a very superior, long, a rope of pineapple fiber,3 inches acreage would yield 958 tons of leaves more.-DeLand News.



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Tobacco.Tobacco flies[ ," which deposit the eggs produc- !
ing the worm, but don't depend upon '?l*???????? JJJJJJJJJJJJ JfffJfffJfffJJJJJ

the poisoning process entirely; go = "ALL THE MAGAZINES\ IN ONa"THEREVIEWorREVIEW5 =
in FloridaI.In through the crop and hand-worm it; Y iY
in the heat of the day the worm will
second circular Mr. H. Cur-, B
a by
be found on the under side of the leaf.
tis, agent of the Florida Central and '
Peninsular Railroad, the above sub- TOPPING AND SUCKERING.It "

ject is pursued as follows: is a difficult question to decide, = ...........,......... ...._Edited,-by_ALBERT.............-.-_SHAW.THE -- =. j
TRANSPLANTING. under the variable conditions surround. = REVIEW OF
When plants are large enough to be ing a tobacco crop, the best time to = eck'i: REVIEWS, as its FIVE ..
transplanted, that is from three to six top the plants. Great care should be name implies, gives in. MONTHS .
inches high, don't wait too long for exercised in this matter, for if topped I readable form the best FOR _.
rain, but water and set. Use a nar- too soon the leaves will grow thick = thatappearsintheother $I.00. :',
row, rather thick paddle, instead of a and leathery-unfit for wrappers. So great magazines all over
long peg; avoid making the hole deeper let the growing condition of the plantsbe = the world,generally: on the same date that they =
than the plant is to be set; press the your guide. When plants are not = o eh are published. With the recent extraordinary =

dirt well around the roots. Set deep, growing vigorously, showing signs of cow --- -- increase of worthy periodicals, these careful 'V
for if the bud is left above the groundthe exhausted soil or fertilizer, top at once, 4 G reviews, summaries,and .
plants will live and grow. A few or as soon as the button appears. On the ANNUAL ,
= !:. quotations, giving
days after setting go over the groundand the contrary, when they are growingwell :
of periodical literaSUBSCRIPTION ;
reset all the missing places; repeat especially when there is a ten- ...4.1pp.._ .=-...-.---- ture, are alone worth
this operation until there is a stand. dency to speck, do not top until just $2.50.
Bear in mind that the richer the soil before blooming, and then only break = the subscription price.
Aside from these departments, the editorial
the closer (in reason) can plants be set off the bud. This latter advice appliesmore
of the REVIEW REVIEWS themselves
= and contributed features OF are
in the drill. Distance for "Sumatra" particularly to the"Sumatra" va.
in extent to magazine. The Editor's "Progress of the World" is
plants from twelve to fifteen inches, riety. All stalks will not do to top at equal a
'.an Invaluable chronicle of the happenings of the thirty days just past,
the time. Neither will all be
second year's "Cuba" plants from four- same
teen to eighteen inches, with rows four ready to harvest at once. Suckers will = with pictures on every page of the men and =
sometimes before but =: women who have made the history of the month. THREE =
i feet wide. First year's "Cuba" plants appear : RECENT ,
; can be put the same distance as "Su. grow much faster after topping; they 4 Th Literary h'arld says: "We are deeply SAMPLES
matra." must:broken off when found. "Cuba" ::2: impressed from month to month with the value '
CULTIVATION. plants throw out more suckers than = of the 'REVIEW OF REVIEWS,' which is a sort 25 cents. -'

"Sumatra." When bud worms have '4m. of Eiffel Tower for the survey of the whole
, This should be done with hoe and injured a plant seriously, cut it down field of periodical literature. And yet it has a mind and voice of its -,
sweep or light running cultivator. As and permit a sucker to grow in its own, and speaks out with decision and sense on all public topics of '
some plants take root, say ten or twelve combination of the and 'kP
stead. c4, the hour. It is a singular monthly magazine
days after setting, go over the field .*. = the daily newspaper. It is daily in its freshness;
with hoe all and
a removing grass it is monthly in its method. It is the world
weeds from near the plants, drawingthe Tobacco Instead of Cotton. = Agents find it
under a field glass. '
earth slightly to them. Avoid deep Where the drouth has preventedthe the Host
Sold on all News Stands. Single Copy 35 cents.
plowing. Keep the crop well in hand, germination of cotton seed or = Profitableflagazine. .
pv so that it will not be necessary, at any greatly checked, perhaps killed, the to -REVIEWS .
,'; time, to work deep on account of grass plants already up, it will be risky to V 13 Astor Place, New York.

** and weeds. replant even now, and especially if !! ( (
i WORMING. the drouth continues yet longer.
: There is very little or no money in
f The cut worm often appears soon
f after transplanting; this is particularly short staple cotton on the thin sandy against all obstacles. Punch holes and As a general thing, one will expe-
v. the case where barnyard or stable manure soils of peninsular Florida; to makea fill them with water; set the plants in rience no difficulty in procuring an
1 has been used as fertilizer. As profit the farmer must cultivate the the freshly soaked holes and draw a unlimited quantity of frogs' eggs from

T soon as its presence is discovered use long staple variety. This variety was ina layer of fine dry earth around themto almost any pond or swamp inhabitedby
k' the mixture of Paris green and corn wild state, a perennial, that is, a tree prevent crusting. Set only after frogs, where the eggs are to be
meal recommended for plant beds, viz., or shrub, living all the year round, four o'clock in the afternoon and shade found in large glutinous masses in
J: one heaping teaspoon of Paris green and though the domestication of it the next forenoon. In some respects, summer, and may be taken up in a
T well mixed in a gallon of corn meal. has, in the course of generations, reduced to the thoroughgoing farmer, dry. cup of any sort and then transferredto
: Allow the mixture to stand twenty-four it to an annual, it is still so weather is better for transplanting. pails, and from there to small

<,, : hours before using, so that the poison nearly perennial that it ripens late even than hot, wet weather. hatching boxes, with wire netted bot-
the in the most southern latitudes. Henceit 4 toms. These boxes should be
\ fully permeate meal. Apply
** may around the plants with a perforated tin is necessary to plant it as early as it Frogs for Market. anchored in a gentle current of mod-

[ can, something like a pepper box. Budworm may be done with advantage in orderto Now, among other things on the erately pure and warm water. The
*., tobacco's greatest enemy,is the give it a long fruiting season and farming line, it seems to me that, for eggs will hatch in about a dozen daysor
' next to dread; again use the Paris secure a paying yield. Planted as one who loves nature, the raising of so, when the polliwogs should be
!\ green mixture; take a pinch of the mix- late as May, the crop will be of littleor frogs for market could be made profit turned loose in the pond where theyare
no value. able well writes F. 0. to grow up and become marketable -
ture and put it into the bud. It reST as as diverting,
quires close observation to detect thist But with tobacco it is different. Sibley to the Country Gentleman. No frogs, providing no accident be-

insidious enemy, so don't be deceived; Tobacco is an accommodating plant, great expenditures are required to falls them. .
i better go over the crop eight or ten a rapid grower, a quick maturer, capa- enter into the business, which is some-
days and put on the poison, even if ble, if necessary, of making two cropsa thing that does not apply to all the Mr. H. D. McLeod of Turkey
you do not see the worm. The next year. In Cuba they plant it in Jan branches of farming.The Creek, sends us the following as a
t' in line is the horn worm; its appear- uary and harvest it before the rainy most essential thing is possess. sure means of destroying the Hessianfly
ance may be looked for itf :May. Although season. The Cuban rainy season is iug the right kind of a pond. This on melon and cucumber vines. It
the successful should be made where the ground is is cheap and certainly worth a trial.
this, the first crop, is not so rather long to permit I
'' much to be dreaded,yet precautionary growing of a second crop at its close. springy, with plenty of soft mud at One pound of whale oil soap dissolvedin
1 measures had best be taken. Use "co- In extreme South Florida probablyone the bottom, where the frogs can hide four gallons of water by boiling.
balt" dissolved, or mixed in syrup, crop could be matured before the and remain dormant during the winter Then apply the liquid with a small
and second after it if months. Besides the pond shouldbe straw broom by sprinkling over the
made of sugar and water, or honey die rainy season a ,
luted; put a small quantity into the desired. But it is certain that thereis surrounded with a tight board vines, then gently turn the vines over
I blossoms of Jamestown (Jimson) weed; no part of the State where at least fence, so that no animal can get in, so as to get liquid on the underside of
place these around the field late in the one successful crop cannot be grown, and the fence placed so close to the the leaves.-Plant City Courier.

afternoon, that is, just about sunset; despite any spring drouth that may water that no bird can stand on the None of the houses of winter resi-
? use small pieces of board with auger happen. If the dry weather still holds outside and pick up the polliwogs. If dents on the lake are yet closed, their
holes to set the blossoms in. Nail these and the plants in the beds are growingso these precautionary measures are not occupants remaining later this year
boards to small stakes about three anda large as tq require transplanting, a taken, birds and preying animals will than ever before. This speaks anotK-
a half or four feet high. This poison determined farmer will set, water and attack the immature frogs so that they er volume for the climate. Tropical

l- will destroy many moths, 'tobacco shade and secure a farily good stand will disappear very rapidly. Sun.



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; Insecticide Lime, $7.00 per Ton WILSON & TOCXMKR, Jacksonville,
t Seed Potatoes at Wholesale Prices. "

. Errors in Tomato Culture. and generally they will not even part this month, or early next month, and
. With the tomato as with all other with these until the season is sufficiently in August or September take off two Poultry.
advanced to guarantee them or more tons of as good fodder -----------------
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the Florida ------------
by trucker
crops grown ,
earliness is a prime consideration. against loss from a cold snap. And stock ever ate, let a new crop bearing Edited by S. S. DeLANOY Apopka Fla. -

Some farmers are always late-late in when the sluggard has to accept a seed grow up from the stubble, and
plowing and fertilizing the land late second-rate plant to begin with, and next spring or winter plow it in, and Treatment of Young Tprkeys.Editor .
in planting the seed and ; the gets it transplanted late into ill-pre plant upon this buried manure your Farmer and Fruit-Grower:
. plants started-consequently getting begin pared and perhaps half-fertilized land, crop of corn, potatoes, cotton or any- I presume I excited some curiosity
shipping on a declining they market his chances of profit are slender in thing else and you will get a better among the turkey raisers as to why I

and the bulk of these comes to, deed. crop, and have fine deposit of fertilizerin give the pepper or allspice the first
market when it is worth little or noth- -----.1k- the soil, which will also be in a thing to little turkeys. Well, the rea-
Set a Trap for Nitrogen. finer mehanical condition than thoughyou son why I did it at first was, because I
ing.The had in was told to do so by old whenI
. tomato has all seasons for its put the $40 worth of fer- an lady
tilizer from,the manufactory.We was young, and was trying to raise
in market
own latitude has its
; every A correspondent of the Rural New
and did
turkeys not succeed well but
own season for growing it; and the Yorker who had in times I are going to keep on telling ;
past paid of late I do it because I think it
I grower should be early for his lati-- $15 a cord for stable manure it this same old story, if we live long years
, says gives them little
tude. The tomato is a strictly tropi was the greenest of all green manure enough, till the talk about the poor a and,
perhaps stimulates them while
cal and it will lands of the South is If the they
plant never produce th ing he ever did. He says he did not stopped. :
are learning to eat at first do
highest yield of which it is capable know then that the Southern farmer don't get into the ; they
unless it is . .. ..organic- matter- so procession the Northern farmers that not seem to know how to eat off the
grown in so warm a aesiraoie tor me soil ana me mechanical ground as a little chicken does.
climate as not to be chilled during its condition imparted by this bulky are coming by the thousands and Anyway -
entire life. The plant is tolerably substance could be obtained who will have no old ruts to get out whether it really does them goodor

hardy, that is, it will turn blue and i under green crops, and by that plowing by- of, will reap the advantage of the seem not to, thrive I give on it the to them treatment., and they !

pull through a pretty sharp frost, but the selection; of clover, cowpeas and new methods, of. "drawing niter fro The handling of them when
they are
the air.
its constitution is it and
injured by other
leguminous be could
crops only twelve hours old, too,keeps them
even though it may recover its tone only obtain his supply of fodder but A Canadian farmer by my side from being afraid, and that is worth

and force andgrow off as vigorouslyas trap that most costly element of plant says: "I plant corn in rows six or something. Why, Mr. Editor, I have
plants that were never chilled it f seven feet and be.
food-nitrogen-which was costing apart, cow peas brought out turkeys that had not been
will not bear as well. 1 him from 17 to 20 cents a pound. tween the rows, which by the time handled that would to the farther
But the point is this : One crate of Some of the readers of the Southern frost comes cover the ground and the corner of their little go yard and crouch

tomatoes in :March is worth two or Ruralist will perhaps say: "We following year alternate the rows of down and be afraid to eat, and, beforeI
three crates a month later. The are getting tired of this old story of corn and peas, and so I get a good had much experience I have turned

grower can afford to have his early trapping nitrogen from the atmosphere.Give crop of corn every year and all the them out and let them go without feed.
plants chilled once or twice, if they us a rest." time my land is improving and my ing. But now, if I see them afraid, I
will only yield him a half crop or even We have corn crop getting heavier."
at two reasons for take them up and handle them and J
less. Of course, he has to accept the ] :Make way for the new South.-So.Ruralist .
risk of a total destruction of his keeping everlastingly at it. First, feed them,and they soon become gen- m
plants every issue of the Southern Ruralist tie, so they will run to me when I call J
by a freeze; but he must carefully has r
many new readers and the them.
calculate chances in this direction bya is not old them Larger quantities of lettuce have
story to and the About the prevention of roup, I *
study of the climatic records for his second is that many of the old readers been produced in Florida this season clean out all my little coops twice a

latitude; and if he finds that tomatoesare are not yet posted in the trinity of f than ever before, and the profitable week, or oftener in damp weather,and
killed only once in five or ten plant food material-nitrogen, potash ness of this crop has been fully demon sprinkle unslaked lime in them,so that J j

years the risk on of an average, he can accept and phosphoric acid. A well bal strated. One grower in Orange county when the chicks go in they will "raise
early planting. anced chemical fertilizer has about is reported as having realized this sea a dust. MRS. W. H. MANN.

Then, too, many growers do not $to worth of each of these in a ton, son more than $1,000 from less thana .......
pay sufficient attention to securing and the manufacturer adds another single acre. The Black Minorcas.

thoroughly vigorous plants, by purchasing i $10 so that a number one fertilizer Editor Farmer and Ituit-Grower:

seed of a trustworthy house, from the factory with the above proportions The Avon Park Idea, speaking of I had the Black :Minorcas here
planting in rich land and caring for ot the trinity costs the farmer Kaffir corn, about which so much some years ago, and I consider it the

the plants while in the seedbed $40. We are very anxious that he has been printed lately, says : "It best of all, though a cross with Black

They seem to depend on their neigh should get in a little brain work, anda i I will grow in any soil, in any climate, Langshans is most excellent, especially

bors for a supply of plants, expecting little muscle and save $20. How,, and in either a wet or a dry season, those having no feathers on the legs.
.Ito purchase from those who ,have a do you ask? Put $ro worth of phosphoric with the minimum of care and cultiva We have more of them now, but not
surplus. But growers who raise more acid and $10 worth of muriateof tion. For fodder for stock hogs or pure. A. L. DUNCAN.

than they require-themselves will use potash on to two or four acres of poultry, it is the equal of corn o r Mr. A. L. Duncan, the well-known
the best and earliest and sell the culls cow or the last I "
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not for publication, still I believe he FRUIT GROWER yonr experience with =DeLANOY'S!
will have no objection to having it roup in Florida, and cure for it. Also, N
appear in this department as"it shows can you tell me why little chicks foam

what the opinion of those that have at the mouth, hold their heads up and farm
tried the various breeds is in regardto swallow constantly? Their crops seem Popular Poultry

the cross mentioned. It is strictlya swollen, and what is good for it? U

business one, both for eggs and R. P. B. HPOPKH, 1LT t.
meat, and is the favorite cross of Un- Our experience with the genuine

cle Mike Boyer, a well-known poultryman roup in Florida is rather limited; the l
and poultry editor of the North. genuine article is about as incurableas T CORNISH INDIAN GAMES

Probably Mr. Duncan refers to the consumption in the human family, ,

Black Javas in speaking of Langshans and the best and only cure for a bad /1 Sharp's and Imported.Great for The Broilers.BLACKiMINORCAS best Table. Fowl known.

without feathers on legs; they are case is the simplest one we know of- I -eli'-

very much alike with that exceptionand the axe. We could fill this paper with 0$1' -[$
that bottom of feet and skin are so-called remedies that cure sometimes,

yellow. They and the old fashioned but oftener do not. Nine times out of Larger than Leghorns.- Good...,.layers of Large White Eggs.

Dominiques are the foundation of the ten all the time, trouble and medicine C For balance of present hatching
present popular Barred Plymouth used on a roupy fowl is a dead loss, as E GG S : season also include$1.00 per setting.We F R E E
a packet of .
Rocks. S. S. D. the fowl dies in spite of all the trouble. Prolific Table Peas .
Early ((3 crops a year) or Wonde fuls.
The time to cure roup is when the fowl
Hen Houses in Florida. first shows symptoms of a cold. Use E -WE CAN FURNISH .

some good condition powder or other POULTRY SUPPLIES.
Editor Farmer and Fruit-Grower: tonic in the food or drinking water. i
I notice you are home again. Did We find Mansfield's condition powderas

not know you were away, but this good as anything we ever used. Lands for. BRASS BAND

probably accounts for no notice to my i Douglass' mixture, if not used too free Instruments,Drums Uniforms,Equip.mentaforBandsandDrumCorps.. -

letter asking i if you would kindly give ly, is also good. It is made by mixing Lemons t 4 prices ever quoted. Fine Catalojr Lowest ,**-
description in Farmer and Fruit Grower Illustrations iled/rer; it gives Band
half a pound of copperas dissolved in :Music 4 InBtruct'ns for A'natLurBanda.
of your plan of housing poultry. I one gallon of soft water then adding LYON A. 1IEALY
.b ror.liUmt St.'n4 W bi"!'f8Uf,fbia6gllh1GGS
did have twenty.eight acres in grovein half an ounce of sulphuric acid. Keep Grape FruitPineapples

your county and want to restore it corked in a jug. Dose,one tablespoonful -

and find I must go there myself, andas to one quart of water, or in mash,
I am a hen crank here I want to for a dozen fowls. When the eyes are and FROM BEST STRAINS
put a house and have it ready this ,IN Barred
up sore try coal oil or turpentine directlyin Plymouth Rock
fall when I there. I have idea and Brown Leghorns, 81
get no the or if have carbolatedlard for
eye, you A ; 01.75 for 26 Mi-
how you build in Florida and such an or vaseline use that in the same Brevar Dade Counties Buff norcas.Cochins ,
article would be of value to many. I manner. Some poultry men dip the ?+ fandotte, 81.50 for 13;

could make my plans here and send whole head in a can of coal oil, clear FLORIDA.In L 83.50 Early for Mitchell 26. Straw-

down there and have them put up. up to the ears, and wipe dry, and order to induce the cul- berry (the earliest), 25
.Plants Free with each
Yours, claim two or three applications do the ture of Citrus fruits in the ling. Catalogue irte.KENNESAW.
J. N. :MASSEY. whole business-kill or cure. counties named the : FARMS,
Box 191,..!Iarletta, Ga.!;
Malone, N. Y. Probably little chicks foaming at the FLORIDA EAST COAST
Let not thy hen coop worry thee. mouth is caused by inflammation of

Hen houses in Florida are trifling the crop, causing them to drink more RAILWAY COMPANYwill THE IMPROVED

affairs when compared to those that water than they need; in fact, over- for the next nine months VICTOR

are necessary in your present home. flowing the crop. Try Humphrey's make a reduction, of TWENTY- '
About all that is called for in Floridais specific a. a. for fever; after a few doses, FIVE per cent. on price of its _.=_- _. INCUBATOR
a shelter from rain and prowling if no improvement, alternate with c. c.; lands in above counties or .--..., Absolutely Hatches Chickens oelf-ri-gulatlnf.by steam.

animals; a coop can be built for$5 or also recommended for roup. Feed until Dec. 15, 1896. and The cheapest simplest first-class, most Hatchet reliable;
less that will give as good service as sparingly, a little at a time, and do not For terms and prices apply to lhtue e cents OEO.EJLTEL In the market. Circulars free
one costing many times $5 in the allow them to drink too much. Probe D C. Sutton or W R. Moses, West Palm &CO.,(lulocrilL

North. No necessity for scratchingsheds ably caused by improper feeding. Never Fla.Beach.; F.Fla.S. Morse; W.C., Miami Valentine, Fla..Ft.or Lauderdale to

or felt-lined and artificially had a case that I know of. J. E. Ingraham. Land Commissioner HATCH_ _Chickens BY STEAM-
St. Augustine, Fla. the MODEL
warmed houses. A light moveable If any of our readers have had simi- EXCELSIOR Incubator

coop constructed of building paper or lar cases would be pleased to have them : SimpU Ptrfeet SelKtgulattug. .
oiled canvas for roof, open all aroundon give their experience and treatment.S. IoridaOranges ".. operation.. Thoa.and.Lowent in ..ucceuraiE priced
side for summer and covered on S. D. Lands E *ClreoUri Send 8e.free.for T flrtt-lM GEO.IlaU-her II. 8T AIIL.made.
North and West sides during winter, .. Him.Catalorne. 114 t61 22 B.6th Pt. ahlf' .m.
A Reversal.
with cloth or some other material will
fill the bill-size sufficient to hold The farmers of the South are selling

twelve or 15 fowls, say 4x6 or 5x8so corn to instead of buying it from the J orts WOVEN WIRE FENCE

one man can easily move them to a merchants in 1896, a result of the Over 50 Styles. The best on Earth. Hone high
fresh plot of ground. Have roofs great freeze. That will help lift that L nvestments Bull .strong You can I1g make and from Chickentight. 40
moveable cleaned. three hundred million lien and to.60' rods per day for from
so easily crop
14 to 22c. a Rod.
S. S. D. cut down the 40 per cent. interest they Developments U Illustrated Catalogue Free.

> .4- have been paying since the close of ,iRidgeville KITSELMAN, BROS.Indiana.,
Hatch Eggs in Six Days. the war. [Attractions

The "American Agriculturist" says, Addr u,
March 7th: Bury a box in a pile of Nearly thirty acres have been plantedin G. D. ACKERLY.ctNt"AL ,
.. fresh horse manure, with a ventilating peach trees this season. A number
,: of who had certain kindsof C PASSE CEIt AGENT
flue the the people
at top to regulate temper
trees last had good
peach season
:-! ature. The eggs are placed in wire I
sieves and put in the box to hatch. and profitable crops ; consequentlyothers JACKSONVILLE. FLORIDA.
;: (Turn regularly.-Ld. Topics). Re- have been impressed that for them-e
Think of worth of straw- get ,
peaches of all kinds can be success- $30,000 4 Ic
after sixteen and fthem, the
>. move days place un- They axe
berries sold at Lakeland.
." der a setting hen. Result, chickens in fully grown here. They are the Angel, being Standard seeds every-
1 six days. This is the wonderful $Iok I. Waldo, Imperial and Moll's Free. Croakers should pay attention to that where; sown by the
The last named is not known by many- i fact, and make a desperate effort to largest planters in the world.
.t k receipt going the rounds !of the agri- I Whether you plant 50 square feet
bear their opinion as to Florida not
but the writer has had them change
\ cultural However,it is perfectly of ground or 50 acres you
press. ing for two They are the sameas beine a self-sustaining state.-Orlando have Ferry'Seed Annual for t>6.
r reliable in our climate, and worth years. The most valuable book for far
the Peento, but free stone; they Reporter. Yes, and think of the cab- mere and gardeners ever given
'. remembering. bloom somewhat later than the Peento, bage crop selling for about $10,000, away. Mailed free.
D. M. FERRY & CO.,
l Roup. bill ripen about the same time, and besides thousands of dollars for beans, Detroit,Midi. -
{:; Editor Farmer and Pruit-Grower. produce much larger crops of fruit.- potatoes, etc. Lakeland has become

I -1. Please give in the FARMER. AND Sorrento Item in Orlando Reporter. famous at a bound.- -Sun.



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i State News. Our Rural Home.. Scientific American ,

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Many trees in the Fabyan orange Ladies Traveling Case.For r,, P FOR THE HOME

grove just out of town on the southare

loaded with The ii i ift ..
young oranges. Our Rural Home.

t same state of affairs is reported from This convenient case is made of t dFranR eSlies f '"NK

t the Fabyan and other groves at Sun- brown linen, fifteen inches wide by ; PoPU M [I

nyside and Eldorado. The indications TRADE MARKS,
thirty.six inches long, and lined with DESIGN PATENTS, ,
r are that a thousand or more
white rubber cloth. COPYRIGHTS, etc. rot
boxes of Leesburg oranges will be in Information and free Handbook write to
Put a piece of pasteboard eight in- MUNN &; CO 861 BROADWAY. NEW YORK.
market next winter.-Leesburg Com- Oldest bureau for securing patents in America.
o ches wide by fourteen inches long be- Every patent taken out by us is brought before '
mercial. the public by a notice given free of charge In the GIRL
tween the outside and lining at one

The editor of this paper recentlyhad end. Stitch with machine at the edgeof ltittdific l1ttti'nu,

an interview with one of the the .u'.: .
Largest circulation or any wtentlflc In the u.u ;t.
oldest settlers and best posted men world. Splendidly illustrated No intelligent
of four inches
a space and man should be without
:. the orange business on this peninsula, make another stitching. Insert an- year; $1,50 six months, Address It. tVeekly$3,00,MUMS &; CO a. FRANK LESLIE'S
and in speaking of the coming orange PUBLISHZSS 361 Broadway,New York City.
other and stitch the
pasteboard at edgeas
on the West Coast he predictedthat j
crop I
before. Before making the last Some Things to Forget.
there would be at least 30,000 OPULARMONTHLY
stitching baste two straps of linen -
boxes harvested between
the rubber cloth the
over paste-
Springs and St. Petersburg. We of the
most important for
board things
fastening them down in short
counted the various in this Contains each Month: Original Water Color
up groves to forget if wish to be
These for you you very
small 128 of
spaces. are holding Frontispiece; Quarto Pages Reading
section and he put a low estimate on articles such comb tooth and nail happy and live a long life, is to forget !litter; 100 New and High-class Illustrations
the of each and the result was as ; More Literary Matter and Illustrations -
output faults which
brushes, scissors, button hook, etc. A any you may happen to than any other Magazine in America.
about the above figure.-West Coast find 25 cts. $3 a Year.
r neighbor You will ;
, your
flap is fastened at each: edge to fold possesses.
Truth. hear plenty of slander. There is always -
over the articles mentioned. Bind Frank Leslie's Pleasant Hours
:Mr. L. 0. Garrett has returned to the other end of the case with brown a class of people who seem to delight -

Florida to make it his permanent home; linen braid and turn up four inchesfor in robbing innocence and virtueof FOR BOYS AND GIRLS.

if possible, he will reside in Orlando, for brushes. their beauty and charity. "Moral A Bright, Wholesome, Juvenile Monthly.
a pocket
Illustrated. The best writers for
and his family will spend the summerin Sew second four inch lepers," I should call them, and I people Fully t contribute to it. 10"( cts.; $1 a year.young

the mountains of North Carolina.As a pocket should try to forget all they had said, SMALL SUBSCRIPTIONS TO
above the first in with
our readers know, both he and :Mr. sewing the without ever once repeating it. ;

Hamilton Disston, of Philadelphia, bottom seam a flap for the first pocket. There might some time arise differences FARMER & FRUIT GROWER,
Divide the in the middle
pocket by a
each own several hundred thousandacres I between yourself and your
I stitching, leaving one half for the JACKSONVILLE FLA.
of pine land, and to convert a friends; perhaps sometimes just a little
towel and the
part of these into cash they have dividing other half cloud, at first'no larger than a man's
for 1 $4.50 for Both Public'tions.
formed a co-partnership to go into the again soap and sponge. Cover hand, but if we remember it, and talkit

turpentine business, and in less than these all of.pockets the pockets also with and a flap.flaps Bind with over, it soon expands, and if not Undoubtedly the Best Club Offers

six months they expect to have over forgiven and forgotten will soon cover
braid, also the entire edge of the C3T Send to Frank Leslie's PuMtoMna Haute N.Y..
one thousand men at work in this di- our whole sky with dark, threatening: for Z..'Illustrated Premium Lift,Free

rection.Orlando Sentinel. case.Before clouds. Perhaps some one has been

Largo is coming to the front in the sewing the outside and lin- growling and finding fault with you I

orange industry, and it is estimated ing together, the monogram or initialsof without seeming provocation. Stop

that between 10,000 and 15,000 boxes the owner should have been em. and think, and perhaps, who knows, BULBS &i PLANTS.
broidered with Asiatic twisted
will be shipped from this station the em- you may find that some cause pro- .-
broidery silk on' the outside of the voked it. Some folks whom knoware
coming season. :Mr. A. M. McQuinnsold you
end left for The words ; Butterfly Lily (recently catalogued as
his grove of eight acres, with a flap. "so different, so odd, everyone "White Canna"by some enterprising
brushes, towel, soap; etc., should also and one in speaking of them ists),beautiful and fragrant...............IDC.Canna .
twelve acres of land for $5,000. says, -Giant Cardinal, tall and showy.......10
There will be between 800 and have been outlined on the pocketswith says: "Oh, it's just their way." Now C. Nepalensis, fine yellow..... ..............10
1,000 Asiatic etching silk. The flaps C. Robusta,bronze leaved.............._....10
boxes on it this season, and the pur. do you try and forget those peculiarities C. Flaccida the "Orchid Canna" ... .......10

chaser has been offered $3 per box in straps, etc., may be ornamented witha and remember only their many Caladium Esculentum above collection-elephant's for 50 cents.ear.......10tSTThe

the grove. Mr. F. M. Campbell has fancy stitching of the silk. good points, their kindnesses which

sold his crop at $2.25 on the tree. I' Make two loops of the silk in but- have often won your admiration. Thereare Amaryllis ISC.;six Equestre for .....,..6..cents......each.....;. -three......for...250. .

Mr. J. C. Whittle has sold his tonhole stitch on the edge of the flap so many temptations which besetus Tuberose bulbs, fine double,sc. each; six for 25
oranges ....
Tuberose smaller size,per dozen. ........10
and grapefruit for $3 per box in the and sew corresponding buttons on the on life's rough journey. But we must Oxalis bulbs(rose-colored),per dozen.......10
side of the for it. them without Madeira vine.5c. each; six for.....,.........25
hurry by
case closing even a friendlynod
Mr. W. Cobb has sold his
grove. Pereskia Aculeata.each....... ..- .........10
crop on a small grove for $625. Lib ZOE RYMAN. and forget them if possible. Night-blooming Cereus (C grandiflora)......20
Honeysuckle Halliana,white,fragrant .....
eral cash advances have been madeon There are so many disagreeable Coral, or Fuschia-flowered honeysuckle....10 10
happening all the time and Ampelopsis,quinque folia (American ...
things Ivy)
transactions.-T.-U. no .10
all these cor. Linen Scarfs. Wisteria Sinensis............ .................20
About the first of March last, use to dodge; we cannot evade them, Crotalaria Retusa (West India Rattlebor,or--
For Our Rural Home. will. But Yellow Sweet Pea), good plants, each....10
try as we we can part company -
"The Indiana Farmer Company, of jjy-To those who purchase twenty-five cents'
Indiana secured A pretty scarf for the dresser or side with them as soon as possible, worth of bulbs or plants and enclose five cents
24,000 board is made of tinted art-linen and then remember only the pleasant, additional towards paying postage,I will send
acres of land near Chipley, in Washington cuttings of a handsome fragrant, cream tea rose;
embroidered in all white. agreeable things, while the others are or if preferred of the Cherokee rose; both fine,
Fla. for the locationof
county, climbers
ever-green ; or variegated Lantana cut-
a colony of farmers. About the These linens come in very desirable swept into forgetfulness and oblivion."I tings. .

shades to match the furnishings of forgot" covers a multitude of SEEDS. .
middle of April Mr. W. F. Barrows, a

member of the company came down any room but the popular shades are sins, and yet one of the greatest bless- Two cents per packet, or 5 packets; for 8c.
the dull old blue old ings and broadest charities is to be
ones as
with some parties who were interestedin rose, Canna Flaccida; C. Giant Cardinal; C.Nepa-

the colony, and with the assistanceof gold, sage green, etc., while some able to forget many times.-Southern lensis;Balloon Wisteria vine Velvet; White Cypress; Thun-
Ruralist. bergia; ; Bean; Crotalaria;
A. G. Chandlee made selectionsfor brighter shades are used as shrimp- Ricinus (Palma Christi); Lantana; Zinnias
pink china blue terra-cotta mixed; Marigold; Coral Honeysuckle.
families etc.
twenty-two on 2000 acres Shipments into a country are as
of the land. The parties who came Large open designs are quickly exe- much a sign of its prosperity as ship- At $e. a packet, or two for 8c.

down were much better pleased than cuted by simply outlining them with ments going out. In this light how Bryonopsis, marble vine, with lovely little
white Asiatic twisted round fruits mottled red and white Brazilian
they expected to be, and took more embroiderysilk great a town is Braidentown, for thereare Morning Glory, lavender blossom;
land in their selections than they first but for solid work the new Cas- now on the road for this thriving Mexican Ipomoea, white Mexican MoonFlower
floss is used. This is trifle ; Balsam Apple, the variety with
intended. Judging from the pian a
present village thirty five solid carloads of small scarlet fruit.
the will have over heaver than filo and is an easyworkingthread.
prospects company building material, grain, etc. This To all who purchase eight cents' worth ofseeds
200 families colonized in the next will be a remarkable year for trans- sending self-addressed,stamped envelope,

twelve months. The successful loca Florida dog.wood, cape jessamineand portation lines so far as Manatee river I saved will send from a choice packet melons of fine by Watermelon myself; or if Seed pre-,

tion of this colony of farmers will be lemon blossoms can be sketchedinto business is concerned. ferred,Crotalaria seed.t'If .

of much importance to Chipley, charming conventional designs, ) would: be seeds glad to or be plants informed.do not give satisfaction,

Washington county and all West which are very effective when workedin A large number of buildings are M. Q. MILLS !

Florida.. -Pensacola'News. white silk. ELIZABETH. being erected at Miami St. Thomas, Pasco County!Iila.r .

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Secretary Morton. Bg the tLfag. HI8BJCKM08TBROKEN-

Last week Our Grange Homes pub- .

lished a paragraph from Mr. Hale

complimenting Secretary Morton on "Let it serve as table talk."Shakespeare.. A GEORGIA FARMER'S SERI- 1

. his firm stand in opposition to the free OUS ACCIDENT. ,

seed humbug, and criticising Congressfor "Aunt Jane" McFarlane, the oldest x ,I I II

its course in the matter. The school teacher in Philadelphia, has While Plowing in the Field He Attempts j

Washington correspondent of the Bos- just celebrated her ninety-second to Raise a Pine Stump N\E/

ton Transcript in speaking of this birthday. and Injures His Spine I

says: "It is unfortunate that the Michigan's oldest practicing physi. Prom the Ishmaelite,Sparta, Ga.

question of gratuitous seed distribu- cian is Dr. William Sprague of Cold- "Did you notice the man who just

tion could not have been tested apart water. He is "93 years old, and has passed us?" asked a gentleman of a reporter t to

from the personality of any cabinet practiced in that town more than halfa .
officer. The real inwardness of the century. "Yes, what about him?" said the re- Shortest, Quickest, Most Attractive

thing was that the Congressmen were The largest catch of shad ever'madeon porter." How old would you take him to be?" :ROU'TE

eager for a chance to get after Secretary the St. John's river, Florida, was "Oh, about thirty-five, I guess." BETWEEN

Morton and seized upon this opportunity taken last month when more than "Well, you have made the same mistake FLORIDA POINTS AND THE NORTHTHE

to do so." ___ 20,000_ shad were caught. Most of that many others have made.
That Is Mr. Geo. Bradley and he is
The '
Transcript'svasmngioncor the fish were sent to New York. of Florida Central and PeninsularNEW
,respondent for number of years age.
was a
years The production of peppermint oil A few days later the reporter was in-
the official stenographer of President is almost entirely an American indus troduced to Mr. Bradley, and commentedon THROUGH ROUTES.New .
Cleveland, so that he has had more New York his youthful appearance. He seemed New York to Jacksonville by
than ordinary advantages for sizingup try. and Michigan pro- pleased, and explaining the reason for it, New Florida Pennsylvania K. K. to Wash-
duce the of and Ington, Southern RaIlway to
greatest extract. incidentally told of a once serious acci- I
public men. He speaks of Secre- Northern Columbia, Florida Central &
About 350 pounds of mint plant pro- dent to himself."It Air Line. Peninsular to all principal
Morton in this "Mr. Morton
tary way: duce a single pound of oil. will be twenty years next spring," points in Florida.
is a peculiar man, and to estimate continued:Mr.Bradley,"that I was break- Cincinnati to Harriman Juno-
him correctly is a difficult task. His Ten years ago the heaviest locomo- ing up land for cotton in. the northern Cincinnati, tion Harriman by Queen Junction& Crescent to Ashe-

capacity for making enemies is enor- tive used on the Pennsylvania express part of the State, and my plow stuck un- Asheville & villa and Columbia\ by Southern -

mous. Hardly had he become secre- trains weighed forty to forty- der a large pine root. I loosed my plow Jacksonville Central Railway&Pensnsular-Colum-, and Florida

tary of agriculture before he indulged eight tons. Now the through express and told my three boys to have the root j bia to Jacksonville. .
pulled up by the time I came around
trains each hauled Cincinnati to Jacksonville by
are by an engine
in denunciations of
some sweeping again. When I returned I found the Cincinnati Queen & Crescent to Chattanooga -
the grange. that weighs from sixty-five to seventy root still there, and thinking the boys and } Southern R'y to Ever-

"He has gone so far in denouncingthe tons.The were not trying to get it up, I told themto Limited.Florida ette sular, Florida to all important Central &Florida Penin-

silver people as to be comparatively slave trade in Africa has deso- get out of the way, and would pull it points.

unsupported in his own sectionof lated a tract of country extending 15 up myself."I grabbed. it with both hands and Kansas andJackso'vllle City Memphis Kansas" City R.it to Fort Kansas Scott City&,

the country. In the process of re degrees on each side of the equator gave a jerk which broke it and almost did }to to Birmingham Everette, Fla., Southern Central Ry&

forming the department Morton's and clear across the continent, havingan the same with my back. I had to quit Thro' Line Peninsular to all Fla. points.

career has been somewhat erratic. area of 4,000,000 square miles, or work for some time, in fact, I was never Louis to Jacksonville by

,Some of the scientific bureaus he pro- a fourth larger than the United I able suffered to do ally more the time.very laborious I tried several work. Holly Sp'gslioute. 1St. Short Central Line to to Holly Du Quoin Sp'gs,,

nounced as worthless and without giv- States. City, :Memphis & Birmingham -
doctors and methods of
many I to Birmingham,Sou.
ing their defenders a chance to justify Russian emancipation of the serfs but nothing would ease the terrible pain J R'y to Everette and F. C.&P.

themselves, swept the whole thing out. t took place in 1861. At that time I suffered. Night and day it was the Sioux City Ill.&Chicago Cent. to to Holly Jacksonville -

r On the other hand, he has established 22,000,000 serfs who had been the same. Holly Route.New Sp'gs. }Sp'gs, K., C. M. & B. to Birmingham -
braches which "I moved to Massachusetts and stayed. Sou. R'y to Ever-
new many regard as j property of 103,000 noblemen were there several years, during which timeI I ette and the F. C. &P.
most chimerical. In short, Mr. Morj j given their freedom. The cost of the tried several more doctors, but with Louis'ille & Nash'ille to River
ton is a bundle of intense personal the results. I Orleans Junction. F. C. & P. only
. convictions."In 65,000,000.; to this place fifteen years ago, and had Jacksonville- between New Orleans and
he has become almost a physical wreck. I suffered Jacksonville.The .
a literary way many France is of the best
one paved most excrutiating pains and had F. C. & P. has 700 miles of track in
harmless vanities; he prides himself countries in the Florida running through the
world. The first Napoleon given up all hope of ever being well
upon the keenness of his satire and again. One last I Tobacco Regions,
instituted and carried out a day year saw an ac- Stock Farming and Dairy Section,
the sharpness of his epigram. He }road which France the count of a similar case which had been Peach and Strawberry Lands,
took it into his head last summer to roads which gave cured by Dr. Williams' Pink Pills, and I Orange,Banana and Pineapple Country,
are lasting monuments to Phosphate Belt.
give the silver sympathizers in his de- I decided to try them. I purchased six Hat the Silver Spring and
the Napoleonic foresight and shrew: i,boxes, and by the time I had taken them, Other fine Scenery.
partment an object lesson, and so he ness. These roads, always passable, I was entirely free from pain and had I The Great Hunting Country.
ordered that their full month's salary and all the gained twenty pounds, and I have never Reaches the Noted Fishing Ground
reaching centers of popu- Has the best lands for tillage, greatest vari
should be paid in silver dollars. lation, are competitors of the railways.The been troubled since with my back." ety of soils In the State and above all

"But the secretary of agriculture is Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People Runs over the Central Rldgeland
balloon sent up in Berlin with considered Where It Is High and Healthy.
not without strong qualities of statesmanship j are an unfailing specific
instruments I Prosperous towns fill its route and It offers
self-registering to investi-1 for such diseases as locomotor ataxia,
and of his sincerity andhonesty the best freight facilities for
there has been gate the atmosphere at high altitudes i partial paralysis, St. Vitus' dance, sciatica the Northern markets.
never any came down with the instruments in neuralgia, rheumatism, nervous Send also for the best map! Florida (sent
question. As a public speaker few headache, the after effects of la grippe, free) and note the. towns on its route.A. .
good condition in Bosnia. The balloon 0.MACDONELL,G.P.AJacksonville ,
men are more effective, and it is not palpitation of the heart, pale and sallow ,Fla.
infrequently said that he is the most had reached an elevation of 53- complexions, that tired feeling from ner- -

brilliant man in the cabinet. He is a 872 feet, over ten miles. The thermometer vous prostration; all diseases resulting The Fla. Cent. & Peninsular. R,
had made desperate attemptsto from vitiated humors in the blood, suchas
man of absolute fearlessness as some Offers to
scrofula, chronic erysipelas, etc. Theyare Shippers
. tell how cold it was ten miles above
of the incidents already quoted show." the earth but failed. It did the bestit also a specific for troubles peculiar to The Shortest and Quickest Route .
.. -Our Grange Homes. females, such as suppressions, irregularities BETWEEN
4... could, but its limit was 52 degrees and all forms of weakness. In men
Beware of Ointments for Catarrh below zero.Illinois they effect a radical cure in all casesarising FLORIDA AND ALL POINTS IN

that Contain Mercury, is called the "Sucker" State. from mental worry, or overwork, THE EAST AND WEST.
or excesses of whatever nature. Dr. With Improved Ventilated Cars this company -
As.mercury will surely destroy the sense Politically speaking, she seems to be Williams' Pink Pills are sold by all dealers I- Is better equipped than ever ever to .
of smell and handle the Orange and Vegetable Crops,and
derange the whole
completely in the swim. She has
when cast presi or will be sent postpaid on receipt of> insure close connections and prompt despatchto
system entering through the mucous dential votes ever since 1820, and has price, 50 cents a box, or six boxes for> all Eastern and Western Markets.
surfaces. Such articles should never $2.50 sold in bulk Through cars to destination without .
. only missed being on the winning side (they are never or by
be used
except on prescriptions from rep the 100)), by addressing Dr. Williams change or delay.
atable pbysicans, as the damage they will l twice. Her sons have gotten intothe Medicine Co., Schenectady N. Y. Perishable freight followed by wire and
do is tenfold to the good you can possibly cabinet and into the White House. shippers advised time passing various Junction -
derive from points and arrival at destination.
r. them. Hall's Catarrh Browning was secretary of the interiorunder > All claims for overcharges and loss promptly -
, Cure, manufactured by F. J. Cheney & Johnson. Grant and Schofieldboth Secretary Morton Overruled. adjusted.
Co., Toledo,0.,contains no mercury,andis See that your goods are marked
t- taken internally, acting directly upon served as secretaries of war., Congresss has made obligatory on the via F. C. & P. R. R.
< the blood and mucous surfaces of the sys Robert Lincoln held the same placefor : Secretary of Agriculture seed distribution For information call on or address the undersigned
tem. In buying Hall's Catarrh Cure be>3i four years, and Rawlins for one. in spite of the almost universal opposition :
0. E. TAYLOR,Trav.A'gt.Ocala,Fla.
.: sure you get the genuine. It is taken internally Lincoln came from Illinois, as did of the agricultural press, experiment W. B. TUCKER, Gen.A'e't,Orlando Fla
r and made in Toledo, 0., by F. Gen. Grant. An Illinoisan is stations and thinking farmers of G.M.HOLDEN,Trsv. A gt Leesburg,Fla
, H. Cheney & Co. Testimonials free. now the country. So another $150,000 of the W. R.FULLER.Trav.AVt,Tampa, Fla. .
vice-president and another is chiefjustice OrN.S. PENNINGTON,Traffic Manager.
J&STSold Price 75c.
by Druggists. per people's money goes for electioneering Jacksonville,Fla.
bottle of the Supreme Court.
purposes. W, H. PLEASANTS, General Freight Aft


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Florida Farmer and Fruit Grower. fails to come to our columns with his ble amount of possible profits by not it will flourish only in extreme South
combining with their business that of Florida.
advertisement because he knows that
l ,
poultry> keeping. The best prices for CASTOR BEANS.
A Weekly Newspaper published at 16 Main
this will reach the
journal greatest poultry and are paid in the winter inform
t Street,Jacksonville.Fla. eggs Can you me as to the amountof
number of who conduct their when the fruit and
men trees plants require castor beans that can be grown on

TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION farming for business ends, who make [ little or no cultivation and leave an acre of land, and where to market

it and have the grower at leisure except as he maybe hem, and the price paid for the same?
i t Por One Year ...............................fa.oo money by money to pay engaged in shipping his fruit. The
, Por Six Months......:............... ..... z.oo for what they want. We give a few Where can I get seed?
In Foreign Countries ....................... 3.00 ourist business in Florida creates a N. E. BROWN.
;Subscriptions in all cases cash in of these volunteer testimonials here- ;ood demand for poultry and eggs, Archer, Fla.

.ownsubscriptionexceptinaclub advance. No discount( allowed on] but one's to with.I and there is always a season when the As the castor bean is a tropical plant,

" .* all agents a liberal cash commission will productions of the State have practically it produces best in hot climates; on

. be allowed on all subscriptions obtained send this ad to because it monopoly of the market, before rich soil in Texas it has been knownto
by them. Write for terms. you the opening of the spring: brings on yield a hundred bushels acre
: To new subscriber will send seems to be the best place for it. I per ,
, every we the laying season in States further while in Missouri or Kentucky it will
postpaid, a copy of Whitner's "Garden- have ad. in the butt
a standing -, north. Tennessee and
ing in Florida." For two new subscribers Georgia eggs turn out less than half that amount.
: at $2.00 each, we will send, has never brought me a single are poured into the State in the latter The beans can be marketed at the oil

r" postpaid", a copy of Moore's "Oranger penny, while from the ad in the Far- part of winter, but before that they are mill in St. Louis, but we are not ableto

[ Culture.Rates of advertising on application. mer and Fruit Grower I have made lacking.It find castor beans quoted in any of

; Remittances should be made by check, dollars. M. G. M. has been demonstrated that the our market reports. You can get from
:. postal note, money order or registered winter is the time for raising poultry Peter Henderson & Co., of New York,
letter to order of St. Thomas, Fla.I for market, even if artificial forcing the small light-colored beans grown in

; FARMER AND fSUII GROWER and special protection are required, the; North, but you should plant the

Jacksonville Fla. find this the best medium for 'which is seldom the case in this mild large variety grown in the West Indies.

reaching the Florida public that I climate. We do not argue that any Try Richard Frotscher, of New Or-

fruit grower can launch out at once leans.
t have ever tried. I consider the Far- .
CONTENTS.Buds into poultry keeping on a large scale
mer and Fruit Grower the best paperin and be uniformly successful, but any The Farmer's Bees.

and Budding; Peaches on Indian River; Florida. Have taken it thirteen man who has skill enough to succeedas There is a difference between beekeeping -

F Growing Peaches. ............. ......... 275 years. H. G. BURNET, a fruit grower can master the de. by an experienced apiaristand
PISBKY-Pineapple Fibre; Pineapples in tails of the poultry business in time.It all-round farmer. One will
Orlando.................................... 276 Supt. Tropical Nursery, an
is seldom wise for any man to attempt manage the business with pleasure and
: .in ; Tobacco Avon .Park Fla.
Instead of Cotton......................... 277 to run two specialties at the profit, the other usually finds in it little -
i Frogs for Market..II............ .............. 277 same time, but it is not necessary for or nothing but disappointment.Yet .
[ Errors in Tomato Culture; Set a Trap for Please drop our ad. We have sold the fruit grower to make a specialtyof there is no valid reason why the

Nitrogen.............. .................... 278 that is
our 50,000 buds in less than a month. poultry, to keep fancy fowls farmer should not keep bees as wellas
POULTRY Treatment of
The Black Minorcas....Young.........Turkeys..... .. .; 278 Will send you another for May. for fancy or breeding purposes. Neither horses, cows and fowls.
OUR RURAL HOME-ttdies' Traveling Case; HASTINGS & WYLIE i do we mean that he should keep The great trouble with the ordinary
: Hen Houses in Florida: Hatch Eggs in six them; or rather suffer them to exist on farmeris the management swarming.

Days; Roup ...................... .... .... 279 Interlachen, Fla. his premises, in the slipshod, dunghill A bee palace or hive three or four
Linen Scarfs; Some Things to Forget.... 280 fashion of farmers. let
Secretary Morton; By the Way.............. 281 many Simply times as large as the one usually em-
The Business Fanner's Paper; State Horticultural You may drop our ad. of the Citrus him keep in a systematic, modern manner ployed will generally solve this problem -

. Society in Jacksonville; Fruit. Trifoliata. We have sold out nearlyour as many fowls as he and his fam- at least in a more northern

Growing and Poultry; Queries and Replies ily can manage with profit, even up to climate, as our personal experience has
i ; The Farmer's Bees................ 282 entire stock. F. B. KERVAN, hundreds, perhaps, after a season or demonstrated. A consists of
, Markets............ ..................... .... 283 Nashua, Fla. two of experience warrant and palace
Weather and -Government ... may ; two or three lower stories or sectionsfor
Report. 284
Nuggets of Farm Wisdom.................... 285 let him not confine the items of profit ( brood rooms, with three, {four or
National Fruit Growers Association ......... 286 My little ad. in your cent-a-word entirely to the actual cash received or five piled on top of these for the reception -

Notes and Comments........................ 288 products consumed in the family, for of honey. In this
column, which cost me $2.50 sold spacious
the benefits of fowls in an orchard asa domicile the bees have room to expand -
me over $200 worth of strawberry of fertilizer and
Weather in Jacksonville. a destroyerof without swarming. When the
I plants. B. PADGETT harmful vermin be estimated
can hardly upper sections are well filled with
Week Ending April 27, 1896.q
Lawtey, Fla. in money. honey, they may be separated from the
a be -..9DATE. = -.-.- -- lower ones by a small wire sawed to

S 'a d. dee HApri12l. .:! State Horticultural Society in Queries and Replies.STUMPPULLERS. and fro between them, then emptiedof
=a :A :lit
ae :
Jacksonville.The their contents and returned to the
- - .
........ 66 82 89 61 18 horticulturists will be with
....... 7S .00. I. us palace either in the fall or in the
Apri12J......... 69 70 82 74 8cJ 90 65 66 2.1 14 78 77 .00.00.Aprl123. next week, and a large attendance is Have you ever seen a stump-puller, spring before the bees begin to accumulate .
April 2.1........ 72 80 92 68 24 80 ..00Aprl12S. looked for. Among the features of at work, that will pull the stumps in
........ 68 honey.
72 85
91 .00
........ 72 68 77 64 13 70 .38 entertainment is a "Fertilizer Excur- our flatwood pine land? PO you know Another method farmers
April J7........ 70 72 80 64 J6 72 .00 sion," on the 7th, to Panama Park. of any one giving them a trial? adopted by
who their
- want honey on tables
Mean........ 70 78 87 65 22 76 .38 This excursion has been arranged for T. K. GODBEV. own ,
but have not time to pudder with the
Total rainfall.T by the fertilizer firms of Little Brothers, Waldo, Fla. little insect is somewhat different from
Trace. J. R. Tysen and Wilson & Toomer at Yes; we have had two at Lawtey,
the above and might be consideredless
A. J. MITCHELL Observer. their and one is in use both of which
own expense, and includes a trip yet, humane. In the fall after frost
Panama Park were a complete success. We
to on the steamer Cres forget
has fallen and brood rearing has
The Business Farmer's Paper. cent, of the Beach & Miller Line, and the patentee's name. It is simply a ceased and the combs are free from it,

an elegant spread, prepared by R. W. tripod with a powerful upright screw, a dozen or so of the most populous
Sims, at the Park. While the Park propelled by a horse with a sweep, lifting -
While colonies selected to winter
we are not insensible to the are over
will not be as thoroughly fitted for entertainment the stump straight up out of the
and the rest smothered
commendatory letters of our friends, as at a little later date, it ground. We never knew it to fail on are as they
would be likely to perish before next
approving the policy and sentimentsof is an interesting point to visit, and will the largest stump. honey flow anyhow. Their stocks of

the Farmer and Fruit Grower, ware e he a new place for the horticulturists, COFFEE IN FLORIDA. honey are reserved with which to feed

publishing a paper strictly for as Mayport and Pablo have been visited Can you inform me of any one in the the strong colonies, if necessary,

business uses, and we attach much in former years. A representa State who is raising coffee, and if it is toward spring,and the hives are stored

more importance to the unsolicited live of each of the above enterprising a success? Also, the price per dozen away for swarms the following sum
firms will be
present on the occasion for plants, and oblige a subscriber.M. mer. In this way an abundance of
expressions which reach us from timeto to assist in making it enjoyable for the W. DAFOE. feed secured against a drouth in the

time, showing that the Farmer and visitors. Wildwood Fla.
> 4 spring and at the same time there is

. Fruit Grower is emphatically the business Fruit Growing and Poultry.It Some years ago the United States a reserve left in the depopulated hives

farmer's paper of Florida. If a Agricultural Report mentioned a wo- for new swarms in the spring to com-
has would seem that those who make man (name forgotten) who successfully mence housekeeping on. No expenseis
man anything to sell in the horticultural i
a business of fruit growing lose a valuable raised coffee in Manatee county. It incurred after the first outlay for

!f or agricultural line he seldom part of the year and a consider- would not stand the frost at Wildwood hives.r .


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flarkets. Vegetable THE?

Beets, Florida, per crate, 1.00 to 1.50;

--..,.. Florida and Charleston, per 100 bunches, FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF FLORIDA
5.00 to 8.00; Bermuda, per crate, 75c to
JACKSONVILLE, FLA., :May 1. 1.00. Carrots, Florida and .Charleston, ,

FRUITS AND PRODUCE. per 100 bunches, 3.00 to 5.00. Cauliflower, JACKSONVI E.
Florida per basket 3.00 to 4.00. Cucum-

. These are Corrected average by quotations.Marx Bros.Extra choice hers, Florida, per crate 2.50 to 3.50. Cabbage The Oldest National Bank in the State.

lots fetch prices above top quotations, while poor Florida, 2.50 to 3.00; Charleston,
lots sell lower. 2.75 to 3.00. Eggplant,Florida, per box, CHARTERED, 1874. CHARTER EXTENDED 1894.By .
Strawberries,per quart.............. .04 to .08 ,
Lemons, Messina, box............... 3.00103.50 2.50 to 5.00. Lettuce, Florida, per basket, conservative,yet liberal methods! this bank has achieved the highest reputation for solidity,
English Peas, dried,bu... .......... 1.50 750 to 1.50; Charleston, per bushel basket, strength and ability to meet all legitimate demands. .
t Peas Clay,bushel........... ....... .85 '5c. to 1.25; Norfolk per basket, 50c. to We buy and sell foreign and domestic exchange on the most favorable terms, drawing our own _
Whippoorwill................. 1.00 drafts on all parts of the world. .
Lady..........._................ 1.25 1.00.. Onions, Bermuda, per crate, 1.15 We invite a visit or correspondence, looking toward business relations, assuring you that your ..
Blackeye...... .................. 1.50 to 1.25. String beans, Florida, wax, 2.50 favors shall at aU times receive intelligent and careful attention
Browneye...... ................ 1.00 to 4.50; green, 2.50 to 4.00. Squash,
1 Cocoanuts... .......... .............. 350 JAMES M. SCHUMACHER, R. c. COOLEY
Peanuts best brand...... ............. .os to .06 Florida, white, per crate, 1.25 to 1.50,
Cabbage. Florida (wanted), each...... 06 to .08 yellow, crook-neck basket, 1.25 to 1.50. President. Cashier.
Potatoes,New York bbl............. 1.25 Tomatoes Florida, prime large, per car-
sacks...................... 1.00 1.50 Safe Deposit Boxes For Rent.
New York Seed Potatoes- rier, 3.50; prime to good to 3.00.

Early Rose..... .................. 1.35 FRENCH & Co.
Hebron...... .................... 1.35 .
Peerless........................... 1.35 THE LAKE GEORGE NURSERIESare
Dakota Red ...................... 1.35 Philadelphia Markets.
Chili Red......... ............... 1.35
Ten-barrel, icc.less. Philadelphia April 24.-Strawberries, offering a fine lot of Budded Trees for sale for season of'95 and '96, including a limited supply of i
Onions, New Bermuda, bushel crate 1.75 poor to fancy, 15 to 30. Cauliflower, per
Eggz........-u..e.-- .10 orange box, 3.50 to 6.00. Green Peas, most GENUINE BOONE'S EARLY TREES AND BUDS.
VEGETABLES AND POULTRY. arrivals poor and selling per crate 75c to

Corrected by Davis & Robinson 1.50. String Beans, wax, per crate, 3.00 to Also Grape Fruit, Tardiffs. Magnum Bonum, Mediterranean Sweet, Bessie. Tangerine and
4.00; choice to fancy, green wanted, 4.00 common Orange Sanford's Sicily Lemon and Villa Franca Lemon. Grown to stakes. All on Sour

Yellow Yams,bush ........ .......... 30 to .35 to 5.00 ordinary stock'selling 2.00 to 3.00. stocks. Write for prices to
Sweet Potatoes, ...................... .30 ; ter. 'v. HAWKI2V: & SO1VS
Hubbard squash, bbl.. ................ 1.50 Cucumbers, 3.50 to 7.00. Tomatoes, choiceto Georgetown, Fla
Lettuce, doz............................. .06 to .10 fancy, 6-basket carrier, 4.00 to 6.00;
Celery ..... ............ ...........- .20 to .35 small and ordinary stock, 2.50 to 3.50.
Egg Plants bbl...................... 3.00104.00 DAVIDSON & co.,
Tomatoes, crates .......................1.00101.50 Beets, per bunch, 5 to 7c. Squashes, or-
Sweet Pepper,bu ........................None. ange box, 1.75 to 2.25. Egg plants, COMMISSION MERCHANTS.
Green Beans,crate................ .... .50 to I.SO choice to fancy wanted, orange box, 4.00 *
Peas,crate-..................... .so to .7S stock slow box
Turnips,bunch............... ....... .03 to .06 to 6.00; ordinary orange ,
Pumpkins, each....................... .05 to .to 2.50 to 3.00. Cabbage, bbl or box, 2.50 -3: HEADQUARTERS FOR FLORIDA FRUITS fr-i .
Kershaws, each.... ....... ......... .05 to .10 to 3.00. Celery, 1 doz roots in each bunch
Parsley,per doz.bunches ...... ...... 08 to .10 choice to fancy bunch, 75 to 1.00; ordi- Oranges Lemons, Pineapples, Eerly Vegetables of all Kinds.No. .
Green onions,per doz. bunches. .. .15 to.25
Pepper,hot,bushel,..................None. nary, 25 to 50c. Lettuce (well headed, 20 West Front Street, CINCINNATI, OHIO.
Sage well cured Ib..........._....... .25 choice to fancy) refrigerator car half-
Hens....*...__.._.......,_...... .30 to .35 New
Roosters.........._........_....... .25 barrel bas, 1.50 to 2.50. potatoes 300 ACRES IN NURSERY. 0 ONE ACRE UNDER GLASS. O 38TH YEAR.
Half-grown............................. .25 (receipts light,demand improving) choiceto
Turkeys, per pound,gross........._. .10 to .12 fancy, per bbl, 5.00 to 7.00; culls and
Ducks.....................,... ........... .35 4.00. FRUIT TREES Specially Adapted to Florida.Oriental .
Geese. .................................. .35 to.40New seconds, 2.50 to
Beets per 100..........__ ..... .50 to .'5 REDFIELD & SON.
Watercress,per doz. bunches ..,.. .25 Pears.Japan Plums on Marianna Stocks Japan Persimmons Giant Loquat, Strawberry
Cauliflower doz...................... .75t0 I.SO Plants. Grape Vines, etc. Rare Coniferae, Broad leaved Evergreens Camelus. ooo Palms;
Leeks per doz bunches.............II .25 Pittsburg Market. 10,000 Camphor and Cinnamon trees,Roses. The Greenhouse Department is the largest and
Radishes per doz.................... .10 to .20 most complete in the Southern States. We grow everything in trees and plants suited to South-
Cucumbers,crate...... ............... i.oo to 2.00 Strawberries, refrigerators, fancy, 30 era horticulture. Catalogue free. Address P. J. BERCKtfANS. Augusta. Ga. No Agents.
New Potatoes barrel...0....... 2.00<< to 3.50 to 35c; choice, 20 to 25c; crates, fancy, 25
Spinach,per bushel ........... ...... .50 to choice 20 to 25c. Tomatoes, extra -
Cabbage Florida ..... .............II 02 to .06 30c; analyses show them to be unexcelled for
Wild Ducks......... ..... .......... .15 to .35 fancy' per carrier, 5.00 to 6.00; ordinary, SOMERS, BROTHER & CO.
Rabbits............................... .10 3.00 to 4.00. Head lettuce, per bu. farm, fruit or garden purposes. The anal- PITTSBURGH
Squirrels..... ...... ................. .08 to .10 basket 50 to 75c half bbl. basket 75 to yses of 61 nitrogenous superphosphatesand ,
Quail................................ .12#" ; 76 special manures by the Connecticut Fruits
Doves................................. .06 1.00. Cucumbers, southern, per doz, and Produce
State Station
Salsify, per dozen bunches........... .25 to .30 L.OO to 1.25. New beets, per doz, 60 to Experiment show that Beoeivs and wen In car load lots and smaller
75c. New beans, green, per box, 3.50 to the :Mapes HEADS THE LIST IN BOTH quanuuea..all Product of the Orchard.Q5rcenT=
I CLASSES in being found to have the HIGHEST fralry.Hennery and Farm."
4.00: ; wax, 4.00 to 450. New green peas,
VALUATION COMPARED TO TilE COST TO Send for our little book"Suggestions to Shippers,1 Uirket
New York Markets. 1.75 to 2.00. Egg plants, Florida, fancy, Reports,Special Reference.,gteoclU,eto.,all free.
-. New cabbage, Florida, 2.25 to 2.50. THE FARMER. Inquiries and Correspondence Invited.

New Potatoes, Bermuda, Chili, 9.50 to .

Oranges. 10.00; Bermuda, rose, -; Southern A Good Companion .
The movement has been light, and the Peerless, 4.50 to 5.00; Southern Rose Bradley Redfltld. Eugene Jtedjfcld..

tone in buyers' favor. Very fancy lots of 5.00 to 7.00. New onions, Bermuda, per ESTABLISHED 1871.
California fruit are generally held with box, 1.25 to 1.35. ever delightful and welcome, is found in

some confidence, but meet little atten- SOMERS, BRO. & Co. The Youth's Companion, established REDFIELD & SON, .
tion. Uuder grades are urgently offered 1828, yet growing more vigorous each

and weak. Buffalo Market. year. Its Announcements for the coming Commission MerchantsAND

i Strawberries. twelve months are well worth read- -

BUFFALO, N.. Y., April 27.-Market
: The high prices realized late last week is in good condition today. Strictly first ing.The remarkable weekly circulation of Fruit Auctioneers

have not been sustained. Receipts have class berries 25 to 30c; soft, less. Pota- The Companion testifies to the general ,

been larger, including rather full sup- toes, 5.00 to 6.00. Peas, 1.50 to 2.00. appreciation of its worth; to the elevated 141 Dock Street, Philadelphia, Pa.
plies from Florida, Charleston and North Cabbage, 2.00 to 2.25. Fancy tomatoesare tone of everything it prints, as well as
Carolina, and prices have steadily de- i in very good demand and selling of its interest for boy and girl, father We handle all kinds of Fruits and Vegetables,
either at private sale(which has heretofore been .
clined. At the close occasional lots of .
to 5.00 for and mother alike.
4.50 fancy. ,
readily our custom) or by the auction system (recently
superlative quality are strained a shade BATTERSON & Co. Those who make the acquaintance of added to our business)as you may desire.

above outside quotations, but the ranges _. .. The Youth's Companion for the first
given cover most sales, and the demandfor time this year will find it entertaining, .
usual offerings is below the supply. The Mapes Fertilizers Head Doth .instructive, generous and healthful.

The arrivals have been in irregular condition Lists. Those who for many years have received

especially from Florida and North (From the Connecticu. Farmer,Hartford,March I its weekly visits will find in it an old QUICK WORK
Carolina, and much of the fruit has been 3, 1894)). and true friend, more welcome than ,
L defective in size, color or style. Today, It will be difficult for the careful and ever. In selling and paying for Fruits and Vegetables

(Saturday,) the Florida car was in poor unprejudiced reader of the Experiment To all new subscribers, and to those GIVE GOODS snipped SENT to us US is our BY motto.GROWERS WE

condition, and had to go very low. Station reports not to be impressed with renewing their subscriptions, The Com. FIRST PLACE BECAUSE WE NEVER
Charleston receipts held about steady, the remarkably HIGH STANDARD MAIN- panion sends free its handsome four- BUY OURSELVES. They are protectedby
North Carolina berries were dull and our 40 years experience without default.
but In Calendar for 1896. The four sea-
TAINED BY ALL THE MAPES GOODS. page ing a dollar. Enquire as to our standingand
irregular, with a large quantity unsold at Part I, lately issued, of the Connecticut sons have been appropriately picturedin financial stability which any bank or
a late hour. North Carolina, good to Station Report for 1894,the analyses of 61 watercolors, reproduced by lithogra- merchants having: mercantile reports can
choice 15 to 18c to fair, 10 to 14c; inches. Ad- verify-then try: us-WE BELIEVE OUR
; poor "nitrogenous superphosphates" and 7b phy, size of each page 7x10 METHOD WILL SATISFY YOU. Send
Charleston, Hoffman choice, 25 to 28c; "special manures" shows that Mapes. dress The Youth's Companion, 195 your name for our quotations. Stencil and
fair to good, 20 to 24c; Florida, in ice HEADS THE LIST in both classes in being ; Columbus Avenue, Boston, Mass. cards free. Letters promptly answered.

boxes, choice, 18 to 20c; fair to good, 15 found to have the highest valuation, as .
to 16c; open crates, common to fair, 12 to figured by the Station, as compared with FRENCH & CO.,.

18c. the cost to the farmer. Tennessee's centennial celebration will 116 Warren Stf New York.
Potatoes.Florida (From the New England Homestead, March 8, be held June 1, 1896, but its Centennial

prime, 6.00()() to 8.00; seconds, 1894)). Exposition will not open until May,1897. ESTABLISHED 1855.
400; to 4.00. Bermuda, prime, 6.00 to As to the quality of their goods, The Confounding the two events has been

8.00;second 4.00 to 5.00. Mapes Formula and Peruvian Guano, Co. .somewhat confusing.



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-284........- THB FLORIDA.. FAEMEK- -. AND PBUIT- tow1IL MAY 2,

E. WEATHER AND CROPS. stands of cotton up. Dry weather Not a drop of rain since March 25.

For week ending-April 27th. and scarcity of seed will make, bad Corn doing fairly well, but all other
f stands. Peaches dropping. Pears crops suffering. Grass not growingand Experience
Excepting light rains on the nights of bligh ting.John Bradford. stock suffering. Irish potatoes .
r the 25th and 26th, which were largely
Monticello-Cotton and corn about crop short; onions doing very well, as
confined to portions of the Northern dis- all planted and up. Weather dry. also melons and cucumbers.')bert- i has that
c\. trict,the week has been one of unusual Pear crop short. Oats heading and son. proven conclusively

dryness, and, with excessive sunshine needing rain. Potatoes and cabbage better grapes and peaches,
and already dry condition of the soil, Zellwood-The long continued and of them
need rain. Peaches doing well.J.E. drouth becoming a serious matter intuts more are produced
has brought great damage to the vege- Smith. when Potash is liberally
section, and all suffering.No ap
table interests of the State. Unfortunately -
,the ill-effects of the drouth have this\V month Waukeenah all Very dry; no Peaches rain rain for more than a month, andif plied. To insure a full crop of

not been confined to the truck interests ; crops Gardens suffering. present conditions continue orange choicest quality use a fertilizer
dropping. drying up. growers will be disappointed in not
but every product has been par- containing not less than
Young corn doing finely where groundwas having the usual heavy summer 10%
tially damaged. well broken. Cotton planted
growth.-Hy. Crutcher. .
Precipitation- since drouth set in cannot come up.- Clermont-Hot and dry. No rain Actual Potash.
I .
t. No rains have favored the
general J. B. Roach.
for six weeks. Tomatoes will be
State, and those received have been Northern District: I Orchards and
about half crop.-Dr. J. B. Rosen- vineyards treat-
light and more or less local. On the Amelia-Week has been very hot berg.

x x 21St there was a light shower over a and dry, but had fine rain last night Orlando-Conditions of last week ed with Potash are comparatively -
; 0 limited section of the Southern Dis- free from insects and
. and hope for more.-C. H. Jacques. unchanged, that the dry weather is
trict, and was confined to the coast Gainesville-The protracted drouth working havoc with plant disease.Our .
crops. Orangetrees
territory. The other dates of precipi- has been very damaging to the grow not yet seriously affected. Po pamphlets are not advertising circulars Loom
tation the and 26th when ing special fertilizers,but containing
; were 25th ing vegetable crop. All grains are are practical works
tatoes much and other
injured cropsin latest researches on the subject of fertilization,and
| the rain area was limited to sections of suffering for water. Cotton plant- proportion.. M. Rice. are really helpful to farmers. They are sent free for

\r. Maribn, Nassau, Duval, St. Johns, ing is suspended; the seed in the the askiDg. GERMAN. KALI WORKS,
weather still
I Alachua, Bradford, Clay and Putnam ground has not germinated, and this Earnestville-Dry con- 03 Nassau St..New York.
counties. The fall tinues to the detriment of crops. Corn
probably averaged
crop will be reduced.-H. F. Dutton.
r one-half inch but seems to stand it best. Had only 0.14
nearly was badly [Showers have fallen over portions of
! distributed. The sections receiving of inch rain so far this month; last
the above section since report was re
it were markedly benefited in the re ceived.-ED.] year had 6.33 inches. Considerable dQpMYIRe11

I newed life and invigoration of all Lake Butler-No rain. Shipmentof number of orange buds been put into
shoots I. B. Dobach.
new -
\ products.
peas has stopped.John A. King. SOLID COPPER, $8.50
I Temperature Switzerland-Still no rain to do any Plant City-The drouth is upon us, You 111 Want this Catalog.AllimprovemenbAuto.

\ The temperature for the State aver- good. Many crops drying.up and all and to continue another week will

* aged several degrees above the normal, suffering. Farm work almost at a put us back 100 points. A good deal spray matic trees Agitator 20 ft. high.etc. Will We

, which,with almost cloudless skies, was stand-still on account of drouth. Or. of vegetation, I fear, cannot surviveit. J' ;\, 'are the largest manufacturers -
ers and sell the most. We
\ conducive to active farm work. ange trees growing fast and look fine. Some young corn has died. Veg- "1 are the originators of low
etable about marketed VV. Knapsack BIIraJ )'-
i -W. C. Steele.1tIcAlpinStill. crop ;- =:: dust
CONDITION OF CROPS. eeu send for our Illust
r r. hot and Stinson. Jgent.1futed. catalog never mind stamp.
Eliminating the good effects of the Had rain very but dry. Oxford-Rain much needed. Gar- LE30X SPJUTER CO. West St. Pittsfield,Kass.
light on 23d was not
rain on the 25th and 26th over
por- dens melons look
General of. suffering; well. Oat
general. complaint
tions of the Northern District and At- poor
stands of corn and cotton. Some cot- crop badly damaged by drouth; will
lantic coast, crops have not only made be short half. W. Why not be
cut A.
i! ton not planted yet; too dry now to one Spark- your
no but on the have
t. progress, contrary,
that is for moisture. man.
. lost vigor. In sections there plant; up dying
many Middle-man?
Oats suffering. Peaches falling. Pierson-Very dry. Unless have wn
has been no rain for six ((6)) weeks, and,
Pear crop will be short.-W. B. Block. rain in next few days cotton will haveto
but between maker and
as a consequence, early vegetables one profit
. have been almost a failure. Reports McClenny-Week very hot and dry, be planted over and will be late. user and that a small just one.
t favorable for work, but bad on crops. Potatoes very small. Very little to- Our Big 700 Page Catalogue and Buyers
I as to the condition of cotton and corn Guide proves that it's possible. Weighs
over the Western and Northern Districts Cotton bad stand; some places scarce- bacco set.-C. G. Jones. 2tf pounds, 12,000 Illustrations, describesand
In ly any. Fruit dropping.-H. L. Reed. Southern District: tells the one-proftprlceof over 40.000
are discouraging
i very many I Archer-The hearts of the } o.nctes,6verythng you use. We send It
; cases young cotton is dying, with corn I peopleare Avon Park-Drouth and heat con- for 15 cents;that's not for the book, but
: not satisfactory,and both staples showing -I filled with gratitude for the copious tinue. Everything suffering for rain. I to pay part of the postage or expressage,
rain that has just fallen. There was and keep oft Idlers. You can't get Jt too
: a bad stand. Cotton planted since : Tomatoes about destroyeddryingup. quick.

1- the drouth set in has not germinated. some weather hail but had no injury reported. The Corn holding on and rains may I MONTGOMERY WARD & CO.,

Some farmers deferred planting until dry seriously injured potatoes come in time to save it. Pineapples I The Store of All the People
cucumbers, bens, etc., but :ff-rr6 Michigan Ave., Chicago.
( the soil was in a more perfect condi- fruiting a little, but need rain, espec-
. tion, and the continued dry weather some will outgrow it. Rain late for ially to make the fertilizer available.-
, the oat crop. Cotton will show a bet- ,..
has operated to their disadvantage.The 0. R. Thatcher. -
< drouth is causing peaches to drop, ter stand.-W. C. Andruss. Estero-Still no rain. Crops suffering 5 1' $ 11 11 I,

and oats heading prematurely. Many Central District: from the dry weather.-0. F. tIT

vegetable gardens are drying up for \fcIntosh-Fine rain yesterday L'Amoreaux.

lack of moisture. (26)); first since March 19th. Crops Jupiter-Dry, but plants! are thriving .
.... ...
The effect of dry weather upon have suffered. Irish potatoes on dry as well as usual this time of year. -. -. ?S35S553SS3 S3 Si-

t| everything grown in the State, has land.ruined. Beans injured. Toma- Vegetables plentiful, especially cab- WILL DO TO TIE TO.

r almost reached an acute stage, and toes not hurt much; crop well worked. bage, tomatoes and onions.-J.. This phrase expresses the frontierman's Idea of
; while general rains would prove of -John H. Bass.GeorgianaDrouth. Cronk. security yielding limb, and or sapling experience makes has a safer taught"hitch"him that thana A

: incalculable value at this time, the continues, doing \Ianatee-'Veek warm and dry. solid rock. Some wire fences will safely hold evena
pulling horse hitched to the middle of a panel.
I: damage already sustained is far reach- serious damage to late beans and to. Orange trees do not show any ill- The owner of that fence will tell you it was made by

r ing. matoes.-Rev. James H. White. effects, but vegetables are suffering for PAGE WOVEN WIRE FENCE CO.,Adrian,ISJch! ,

; CORRESPONDENTS' REMARKS. Orange City.-Groves begin to feel rain.-C. V. Wilson.. .

Western District: effects of drouth and gardens are suf- Manatee Drouth continues and months require water to insure life.

t DeFuniak Springs-No rain. Some fering as are all field crops.-S. M. .i has become very severe. Crops of all Mango and Avocado trees which sur-

f' cotton not planted on account of Moore. kinds very much damaged.-A. J. vived the freeze of a year ago, are

[: drouth. Oats suffering. Potato Oviedo-No rain; field crops, especially Pettigrew. making wonderful growth. Gardens

ti planting delayed.-J. T. Stubbs. corn suffering on highlands. Melbourne-No rain in this section suffering severely. Strawberry crop

i Bristol-Weather fearfully dry; Drouth not shown on orange trees. since :March, but little injury resultedas cut short if drouth continues.M. M.

t everything at a standstill; oats will bea Without rain soon all crops will be all garden truck has been shipped. i Gardner.

failure unless showers come in a few cut short.-J. J. Birch. Apparently pineapples and orangesnot A. J. MITCHELL,

days. Drill worm injuring com badly. Frostproof-No rain yet; every- suffering for moisturepossiblythe Section Director.

Cotton has failed to come up.-J. D. thing needing water. The only sal- growth has .been checked.-Frank .

McAliley. vation is to keep plows busy.-F. W. H. Fee. The six Plant System Jamaica ex-

"_ Bradfordville- rain yet; all Porter. Myers-Drouth continues. Trees cursions were very successful: this

c- crops needing it. Not many good Brooksville Drouth still unbroken. that have been planted for a few year. .



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.. sleep are better for the farmer and his JOHN L. MARVIN ;;
family than a dram of whiskey or pa- President.H. .
II I tent medicines. I Cashier. Assistant Cashier. :4

Other things being equal, there is no CflPITflli $100,000. t
!difference in Northern and Southern-

t $ .grown strawberry plants. They shouldnot THE MERCHANTS1' NATIONAL BANK 1
be taken from a non.bearing bed. ;
; I Manage the farm so as to get all

you possibly can for the family out of JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA, ,11
i q i
it. Respectfully solicits your Deposits, Collections and Genera

4 i Keep as many cows as you can. Be- Banking Business.CORRESPONDENCE .

PAINKILLER sides feeding the family they will furn- -
ish manure for your crops. INVITED.

t No farmer who keeps a dozen cows I
should be without a silo. Cow peas DXREoroas. .
John L. Marvin, A. B. Campbell Chas. Marvin j I
THE GREAT make excellent silage, and require no H. T. Baya, T.W. Roby Judge R. B. Archibald,

Family Medicine of the Age. curing in the catchy rainy season. Judge E. M. Randall. C. B. Rogers W. M. Davidson, "j
Wild blood in the tom turkey gives Or' H. Robinson. John E. Hartrldge. jj j

j Taken Internally, It Cures vigor and health to the young brood. j
Diarrhoea, Cramp, and Pain in the
Stomach, Sore Throat, Sudden Colds, This country buys from thirty thou )
Coughs, &c., &c. sand to seven hundred thousand dozen i iI
Used Externally, It Cures eggs per month from foreign countries. BRAISED HERE IN FLORIDA." J

Cuts, Bruises, Burns, Scalds, Sprains, Why do they do it? raised fifteen to twenty thousand grains aud over to the one grain planted and saved the
Toothache, Pain in the Face, Neu CHOICEST HEADS FOR SEED. This is not the miserable Sorgo,broom-corn trash,that has been
I j ralgia, Rheumatism, Frosted Feet The growers of field corn in Mississippi palmed off through catalogues heretofore on us suckers,but I WILL WARRANT EVERY SEED
j No uncle ever attained to inch unboun4e4 Plant from now till in July,and raise double the grain and fodder that you can from any other f
popclarity.-Salem' Observer. preceded by cow peas or clover theprevious crop. will send enough seed,prepaid,of either variety to plant one acre for 81; two acres,
v.An article of great merit and Tlrtu.-Cl". 81.75; four acres, $3.WM. .
year-a common experienceof
I n-KiUereiWe- have seen its 2a<* Of the all farmers in the South.
magic effectilA L. ORANGE MANNVILLE FLA. i
aoothluir the severest
pain and know it to be a I
rood. cn eaforapaia *' ) :Make sure of a fodder crop this year *
should bs -IiIi -IiIi -IiIi -IiIi f'jHE'S
without it.-Xofltreal Z'rafltript of milo maize, Kaffir corn, millet,peasor
Nothing has jet Bnrpsiaed the Paln-Klller.
which i. the moat valuable family medicine clover.
In n e.-7>i",. Orpa*. now WHY ?
It hag real merit; as a means of removing pain, Thin, sandy land must have humusto : AND.
no medicine has acquired a reputation equal to
N.Perry.... Daris' Painill .-JV,i por' ( tfr Daily bring results. Green manuring by .
many It is Phjsiclans.-Bofoii really a valuable medlelae-M Is tied b* clover, peas or beggar weed is the
Beware of imitations, bar Traveller.only the genuine cheapest method of manuring. Use

large made bottles by "Pa1LST,26 and 6Ua.DATU.'' Sold IYlllwhll",.. .4 1 V potash and phosphoric acid for a large :

supply of green manure, and plow in GnI\IG II fl The bicycle only weighs from 19 to 2S Ibs.,

NUGGETS OF FARM WISDOM. when it is dry. but he wants the best. It doesn't break clown,

Better fruit and better packing must know. Then
In these will be found condensed into you again,
[ be the motto of the Southern fruit
a few lines the substance of whole col- mii
Ditto of .

farm umns, the of information garden, the dairy pertaining, the poultry to the grower.soil will not vegetables.The yield what it does 1. U : He Thinks of Selling Bicycles

[ yard and the household.] not possess. Adaptation of manures ,

IJ A strawberry crop succeeds best after and crops to the soil should be the
a well fed crop. study of the farmer, and he who thus VI and he wants something that is "365 days <

'j V Kill the surplus roosters. studies and practices will be the suc- D I ahead of them all," so he buys a KEATING.

Do not neglect the home market. cessful farmer. .

'. chasing Poverty seed is a cow poor peas excuse and for not beggar pur- nounces The Ohio soft phosphate Experiment as a Station seed forcer pro- : IF YOU FObbOH IDEAS S

weed. They obtain much of their "slightly inferior to good dirt. Better IT uOE2
I dirt than the soft
supply from the atmosphere. They have good. buy phos-
value. havea phate. you'll follow his and A
have a high feeding They
high manurial value.' They leave Vegetables and fruit add health and Postal, Uncle Sam's aid, and you hare our

'U the soil richer. For fodder they should pleasures. Strive to improve the gar- Catalogue.
1. be cut when in bloom. A light dressing den by increasing the product of small

i f. of bone and potash will largely increase fruits and vegetables yearly. They

1.. the crop. .take the place of medicine, and are ieKEATING WHEEL CO.

much .
;jf$ Kaffir corn, the millets, or any of ,
', the different varieties of sorghum, are country is the place to raise HOLYOKE MASS.
,1/t well adapted to the thin lands of the children, and if you would keep themon

i South, and should not be neglected. the farm make home attractive with

i r. They are good for silage, soiling or for flowers, ornamental and fruit trees. a 'iJp.To.DATE"

J: fodder are valuable for stock hogs, An embowered cottage is more attrac- d1hJ SPRAY Pumps

%: and larger crops can be grown than of tive than a stately mansion with barren

r' maize or Indian corn. Fence in the surroundings. Dtll, red Expren or Freight-Free.

hogs and cows and grow their feed. Don't neglect a practical educationof = Latest improved, all-brass pumps-warranted for three )'ear..
/ Over 75,000 in use Endorsed by leading Entomologists. Your money
Hens that have the range of the farm the boys and girls, and remembt r back if pump doesn't give absolute satisfaction. Prices to fit the
times nioitrated Catalogue,Spray Calendar,and Treatise.SprajiDf-all mailed free.
will get a balanced ration. I that the county agricultural paper ,;: Agents wanted r.C.LEWIS HimCTCRUfi CO.,bx 71 CiUlill,I.T.HEADQUARTERS .

A poultry raiser says he gets twentyone are factors in making intelligent men ,__ __ -- 4.- -----
!1', and --
- hens women. FOR IlIGII GRADE
a day from twenty-two
! by feeding them simply corn and buck- Remember the burdens of the wife
of old plastering. and mother are heavy, and lift them
wheat, with plenty
helping hand and an encouragingword AND FIELD REEDS
Cottonseed meal is constipating,and by a GARDEN
it is
. whenever possible. _
linseed meal is laxative. One pound
cottonseed to two pounds of linseed Protect the young fruit trees from of Field and Garden Seed
send for
to my
Truckers requested
mice the trunks *Fanners and are
and painting
rabbits by
meal is a good proportion.Some 1,000 bushels Texas Red Rust-proof Oats.75 cents per bushel; Alfalfa or Lucerne, 25 cents per
strawberry growers plant cow with melted hog'sJard. pound;Rescue Grass,30 cents per pound.

peas between rows of strawberries after Chickens hatched in incubators are

; picking time. A cheap method of fertilizing less liable to insect pests. Young pullets So.- P. F. WilSON, SEEDSMAN,
make mothers.-
the patch. do not good

". Plain, wholesome food and regular! GAINESVILLE. FLORIDA.

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National Fruit Growers Associa In behalf of the many fruit-unions 'CENT-A-WORD" COLUMN. FOR SALE. ONE THOUSAND POUNDS

l tion.MARIETTA throughout the country and for the better Corn. Twenty cents per pound post
paid. Twelve pounds by Express, not prepaid,
GA., April 9, 1896. success of the fruit marketing associations One Dollar. P. F. Wilson, Seedsman, Gainesville -
To the members of Local District and the protection of the fruit RATES.-Twenty words, name and address, Fla.GENUINi. S2

County, the one week, cents three weeks cents. Noth-
andlState Fruit Growers' Unions: growers, undersigned earnestly solicit 25 ; 50

.f The time has come when it seems imperative l your presence at a meeting of representatives fag taken for less than 25 cents. ; Nunan, Bessie Cherokee, Colum-
of the fruit growers' unions Advertisements for this column MUST be pre- Michel1 Early Stevens
that the fruit grower, to be financially and paid. and Jefferson Strawberry Plants, per 1.000, |.t.oo.
J successful, must identify himself associations of the United States, toe Send than JULIUS SCHNADELBACH,Lock Box 4,Grand Bay,
held no stamps larger two cents.
at the Palmer
> House, Chicago, Ala.
with in the of his
some plan disposition
f Initials and figures count word.
as one
fruit that will enable him to know what Wednesday, May 20, 1896, for the
i of the National Fruit ANTE D.--A FEW ACRES FIRST-
purpose organizing
t the markets of the world demand and 'XT class frost-proofland for raising oranges
I' when and how they want it. Some Growers' Union, and for the putting into FANCY; POULTRY YAHD, ESTAB- or young bearing grove. Location, south of
, method of co-operation is the only means execution of such plans as the members 1875. Fifteen varieties of pure-bred Tampa,with good shipping facilities.
which present may: deem wise. fowls. Stock for ale and eggs for hatching Incubator N. LILIERBERG, 150 Broadway, New York City.
by methods be
intelligent can Very respectfully eggs, >$4 per hundred. Albert Fries, St. 4-11-3
adopted and sustained. yours, Nicholas, Ftn.
'i:; John D. Cunningham, President Georgia GRASS (PASPALUM PLA-
I What is co-operation? If twenty fruit ) grass for lawns and permanent
I growers find that by working together Growers' Association; Willis FOR SALE. FORTY ACRE FARM, pastures. Sets, $1.50 per 1,000, by express; fifty
they can secure better results in market- Brown, Manager Oregon Fruit Union; C. land miles from railroad, splendid Strawberry cents per hundred,postage paid. W.II. POWERS,
etc. Beautiful
Carp pond
Benson new .
ing their product, and from a local union Manager Texas Fruit Company; dwelling, 2 stories and attic,6 rooms,gocd stable. Lawtey, Fla.BEGGARWEED

among themselves, it is much more J. C. Evans, President Missouri State Zheap. Owner leaves State. Address, E. Jaeger, SEED, 6c. per pound;

necessary that twenty such local unions Horticultural Society; William A. Gard- St. Joseph, Pasco county, Florida. over,Sc.; by mail,15CW..
ner. President South Central Missouri H. MANN, Mannville, Fla. 4-116BUDWOOD.GRAPEFRUIT
may have formed themselves together PARSON BROWN, WELL ROUNDED
in co-operative work, each for the Fruit Growers' Association; W. G. Bla- from good bearing trees noted
and PAK-
l ock, President Northwestern Fruit for early matured fruits, 50 cents per hundred.
same purpose, should thus unite into a Growers' Association. Charles Maurice, Kilhrney, Fla. it ; 85 per
larger and broader field. If there are thousand. Also young orange trees. H. HAR

twenty of these larger unions, it is much't ..... JAMAICA SORREL. SIX, 30 CENTS, BISON, Dade City, Fla. 4-4-3
tl Dozen, 50 cents, postpaid. Fine for Jelly
more important that they form them- Free Cotton. and sauce Try it. Tropical? Nursery, Avon WOOD.-EIGHTY THOUSANDHart's
., selves into one large Association. The Park Fla. 523WANTED D Tardiff, Ruby, St. Michael, King, .
same reason that necessitates the forma- -- Tangerine and Pomelo. J. W. & F. D. WAITE,
*" tion of the first union of twenty individ- Has increased the importation of Sea A MAN TO TAKE HALF" Magnolia Grove and Nurseries, Belleview, Fla.328tf.

uals demands the formation of the island or long staple cotton fifty timesin in Strawbeny farm for another
ral unions, into seve- the last three years. Five million dollars season at St. Thomas, near San Antonio, Pasco 0 USA L E--IMPERIAL DWARF
a still larger County. Twenty in fine F
one. acres
last Banana Suckers,.5 100,.40 per 1000,
were paid for the
We have in the different principal fruit year imported Address, M. Wever, St. Leo, Pasco county, f. o. b.. cash with order. H. H. WILKINSON,
growing sections of the United States article, every pound of which should I Florida. 5-2-2 Rockledge, Fla. 3-21-30.STRAWBERB1' .
have been raised in this Southern
country. -
many local, district and State fruit A COLONY FOR JAMAICA Who will PLANTS.--NOW IS
unions. It is deemed advisable by those negro labor cannot compete with join? Good government.Rich soils. Finest good runners. I have 100-
Egyptian labor as. 10 and 15 cents per climate in the world. Cheap lands, good trans
whose names appear below, and who represent 000 Alabama Newmans and 5000 Clouds
day. portation. 500 or more necessary. All citrus cheap for cash. G. W. JENNINGS, Lawtey,
many others, that there should and tropical fruits grow to perfection. Only
be formed a National Fruit Growers *-*-< those who mean business need apply. H. G. 3 7-4

Union.. The objects of such Union would The Cotton Area. Burnett, Avon Park, Fla. 5-z-z B UDWOOD FOR SALE--Drake Point

be The existence of such Grove.-Now is the time to order and be
many. a SMOOTH CAYENNE PINEAPPLE ready for the first flow of sap. Get it from budded
Union would immediately strengthen all Indications that of from large fru'ting plants now
are a larger area bearing trees, fifteen to eighteen years old.
of our many fruit associations in the cotton will be planted than ever; an- growing in at our Modelo Park pit cry. Ready for The following varieties on hand : Parson Brown,
deliveiy July by the 100, or Also
United States. Instead of each section other illustration of sawing off the limbon fine AbbaV a and Golden Queen 1,000 suckers.10,000.Write for Harris ranean., Cunningham Jaffa, Riverside Phares Navel, Sanford's Drake Star.Mediter We

being in the dark as to the shipments of which the farmer sits. He will see prices. Orlando Grape and Fruit Company. L'. also have a limited supply of large Grapefruitbuds.

competing sections, we could easily per- something drop, and that will be the S. Van Houlten, Treas., Orlando,Fla. 5-2- Prices of above varieties, $5 per thousandor

feet a system by which each section price of cotton unless Providence TWELVE 75 cents per hundred, delivered. Address
[ a good BUDDING YEARS EXPE- DRAKE POINT GROVE, Yalaha, Lake County.
would keep every other section, (using favors him with bad weather. A ten Work guaranteed. No. x referen- Florida 2-15-jm
the same markets at the same time million bale ces. Large contracts preferred. Charges tea
t ) make five cent cot-
crop sonable. W. M. Shockley, Fellowship, Fla. it SALE.-THE HOME PLACE OF
l fully advised as to the quantityand ton. FOR H. Turnley, at Lake Weir, Fla. Five-room

kinds of fruit en route to all _. __ BUDS FROM EIGHTY-SIX SORTS cottage, stables, etc., all in good repair. Addressor
t markets, thereby enabling competing .o True to name. Ready after middleof call on JOHN L. CARNEY, Lake Weir, Fla.
May. Send for list and prices. Reasoner 2-22-10
f sections to so direct their shipments as The "Country Gentlemen," the highest Bros., Oneco, Fla. 5-2-6
t to not'only prevent the disastrous gluts authority on manurial values, FOR SALE for cash,time or tiade,orange groves,

1 now so frequent, but it would make more should be remembered that the tough t NASSAU ORANGE AND PINEAP- Fla. and timber lands. E. RUMLEY. 3,-Keuka II-I6t ,
t equal distribution of the fruits in many is now to buy little or no nitrogen, excptIn sible. Labor cheap.pie land Fifty for acres sale deep Frost red impos soil in DESCRIPTION AND PRICE OF

fruit distributing cities. It would enable extreme cases, since it can be secured large or small lots. On high road four miles SEND for sale or exchange to L. W. KERn >

,, ,us to secure fair and honest treatment through leguminous catch crops. In the' from town. $25 per acre. $10 cash, balance: i VAN, 30 West Twenty-ninth street, New York,
South three years. H. B. Post Office box, No 54, Nas- Flonda Real Estate and Office. 2-22-8 '
through agents to whom we trust the disposal these catch crops, peas and beggar au. Apply early. Exchange

of our fruit. When we have ship- weed,can be planted after other crops are 5-2-3 1. OR SALE, 100,000 CHOICE TOMATO

ments of peaches from Colorado ton so far matured as not to interfere with FOX HOUND PUPS FOR SALE, FIRST 11 1 Plants,Livingston's Beauty mostly, at fi.oo
far East at the time that their growth. ; English strain of blood from Imported perthousand, f. o. b. Plants six to twelve inches
same shipmentsof Stock, suitable for deer hunting. Price $5 each high. Cash.with order. THE ELOISE FRUIT
peaches are made from Georgia to the Apply H J. Tiffin, Courtenay, Brevard county, AND VEGETABLE Co., Winter Haven Fla. tf

Missouri river, we see great necessity of Lard has reached the lowest figure ever Fla. 5.2.HOW ./ IN YOUR ORPKRS
'such a system as is outlined above. Such known-five cents a pound in Chicago- TO MAKE CHEAP FEED FOR ry. Jaffa, Centennial,

I a union would enable the fruit grower to and, as a result of the large 1895 corn and keep them healthy. Receipt, 25 Hart's Tardiff, Meditteranean Sweet, Maltese
[ plant the most cents. Como Kennels, Lake Como, Fla. Blood, Homosassa, Majorca, Nonpareil, and Navel -
intelligently profitablefruit crop, pork is at lower figures than for 5-2-1 are$5.00 per 1,000, or 750 per 100; Dancy
for his section and to know the de many years. The demand from the South SALE. Tangerine, Satsuma, Amory's Blood, Pierce'S

mand for and the supply of the different has been greatly decreased, the Southern FOR pine land.FORTY ACRES SPLEN- Ruby, DuRoi Blood, Royal and Improved Pome-
acres bear los and
: mostly Eureka, Sicily, Genoa and Lamb'sLemons
fruits. Overproduction of certain kinds farmer making his own pork,as he should ing orange grove, now sprouting out very nicely.. are $7.50 per 1,000. delivered. Budwood
|.| of fruit is something to be feared equally have done long ago. Good miles wire from fence. On Lake Kersey, south i guaranteed free from White Fly, and true to
San Antonio! Depot. Fifteen acres name. W. K. TRIMBLE Braidentown
as over-production or surplus] manufac Manatee
splendid Strawberry land. Well of good water. County, Florida.
ture of any commodity. In all other Address, Geo. T.Davis, St Leo, Fla. S-z-3 2-15-4
lines of business, both in manufactureand The failure of the Florida orange crop UXTKA CLEANED BEGGAR WEED

other products of the soil, the output t has resulted in the importation of over a SEED.-Sow from six to ten pounds per acre.

t is controlled and handled with some in- million dollars more oranges from foreign P ,,,, o Send for Annual De over Forty, f.cents o. b.per, twenty-five pound, postpaid cents per; ten pound.pound Write or

telligence. With the fruit grower this is i ports than usual the present season. 'l "rM a 0 scrlptive CATALOGUE, for prices on large quantities to EXCELSIOR SEED

not so. The successful fruit grower is !I v It newly contains issued and everything revised FARM. Edgar, Putnam County, Fla. 2-8-tf

one who is able to market his fruit for i 1 needed by the Horticulturist FOR SALE Two Leon county farms,480 acres
We call
especial attention to the articles
renumerative prices. A successful fruit 0 1 and plant-lover. 390 acres. Excellent for stock raising and
dealer and on curing fodder green, without an 3 q' PLANTS and TREES for tobacco growing. W. B. Clarkson,Jacksonville,
speculator is who is ableto
one silo and the trial of Orchard Lawn Fla. 8-z4-tft
I urge an WindowL
buy his fruit at low figures and, by or argos
creating a demand sell at high prices. experimental stock of sorghum, corn, I svt' collection to select from CITRUS NURSERY TREES AND BUDWOOD
cowpeas or beggar weed this season. If in the South. Parson Brown. Stark's Seedless,
The fruit grower's success depends on his I Jaffa, Tangerine, King, Tardiff
these methods it will REASOHER BROTHERS ONECO FLA Grape Fruit,
getting all that he possibly can and the prove practicable I II Villa Franca Lemons and other varieties,
fruit dealer's his no longer be necessary to "make haywhile such as Nonpareil, Majorca, St. Michael,
success depends on getting the sun shines." Malta Blood and Centennial. Address, A. L.
s it as cheap as he can. X L THEM ALL. Duncan, Manager Milwaukee Groves and Nur
The immense quantity of fruit shipped I series, Dunedin, Fla. 8.i7-tf i

from the South to the North, from the Sheep raising in the South for mutton QUALITY TELLS ANEW deal on wire netting. Prices cut In

Pacific to the Atlantic, from the centerto would seem practicable. Read the article THE BEST We pay freight. Write for our later
the coast, give to the transportation of Galen Wilson. price-list. E. W Amsden,Ormond, Fla. 7-i.tfl .

companies a great volume of business. STEEL MILL. IRRIGATED GROVE. 100 acres, 10 years set
The transportation lines find it necessary STRONGEST STEEL TOWER. Nolonxstorr in Orange trees;50 in other fruit trees, etc.
to have their associations adjust rates Read our contributor's article on the bere. Send for catalogue and prices. For sale at a sacrifice. Address"F," The Palms,
and avoid needless PHELPS & BIGELOW WIND MILL CO., t Lane Park.Lake County, Fla 4 27-91x1
competition. Th kind of eggs that determine the sex of X.1aaueo,
fruit growers of the United States, in alike chickens. 1IIe.lpa. 0 MAKE HENS LAY-There Is nothing like

association of the whole will be A would be business Bowker's Animal Meal. 40 tons sold in Florida
en village sprayer a good last year. Hundreds of testimonials. For

abled to better existing conditions i in for a young man with the proper a WEt k particulars, write E.W.Amsden, Ormond, Fla.
transportation matters and to mutually] I!'I apparatus and insecticides in a village of' AIRr io-i3-tf

assist each section in correcting unjust': fruit trees and garden vegetables. He + LIGHT Brahma, Barred Plymouth Rock and

discriminations on the part .of commoncarriers. could contract to keep the trees cleanat Turkey Eggs for hatching,Ii.oo per:
t less cost than an individual worker. setting. Mrs. C. GomperU,Lady Lake, Fla.
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IST The magificent Steamships of this line are appointed to sail as .1;

follows : ,

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Pier 35, North RIv r--3 F. 31.

City of BIrmingham. ....................................................".,...Saturday, May 2. n
,I Nacoochee ....?.....?. .....................R........... ......................Tuesday, May 5. d r ,
Kansas City............................. ........................ ......... .......Thursday, May 7.
City of Augusta ... .... ...h...............................,... .......... ....,Saturday, May 9. a.-; 4? d
1 City of Birmingham. ............. .... ...,.,............................... ..Tuesday, May 12. 4iCoIOSton :4 1
1 Nacoochee ...... ............ ...._ ...........:................................. Thursday, May 14. 1
I Kansas City........................................:...H'".............. ....... Saturday, May 16. I; .oj, I111 = ,
to City of Augusta ...... .............................. ......................,..... Tuesday May 19. (1I% ;
City of Birmingham ................. ..................... ... ............. Thursday, May 21. ((( ) t
Naeoochee .......... ...................................... ... .................. Saturday, May 23. *'
Kansas City...............................................'................ ...... Tuesday, May 26. 'j
City of Augusta................................. .. .......................... Thursday, May 28. j
City of Birmingham ...... .................... ..............................Saturday, May 30.

; G.M.SORRBU. Manager, New Pier No.35, North River. SAFETY! COMFORT QUICK RATES! ''"-.;: "'I':1


Lewl '. Wharf-3 P. M. Finest Cuisine and Service. Xo Transfers Between Jacksonville and New York.
Chattahoochee(Direct to Savannah)........................ .....................Thursday, May 7.
: Gate City (calling at Philadelphia)........ .....?................................ Thursday, May 14. The Fleet is composed of the following Handsome New Steel Steamers: 1
I, Chattahoochee (ca1Ungat Philadelphia) .......................................Thursday, May 21. 4
Gate City(Direct to Savannah) .. .... ............ .......... .......... ..........Thursday, May 28. "Comanche" (new), "ilgonpn," Iroquois," "Cherokee," "Seminole1
J RICHARDSON & BARNARD,Agents, lewis's Wharf. -

Pier 39, Delaware Avenue.
STKAMER: Steamers are appointed to sail according to'the tide. 1
Gate City (passenger and freight)........................................Saturday, May 2,6p.m.
i City,of Macon (freight: only)......... .......................... ..........Saturday, May 9 3 p. m. From JACKSONVILLE, FLA., (calling at Charleston). ................Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays
Gate City (passenger and freight)......................... ................ Saturday May io, 6 p.m. Erom CHARLESTON, S. C.,.................. ..... ............ .....Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. .
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I City of Macon (freight only) ... ...Wednesday, May so, 3 p.m. For hours of sailing see "Clyde Line" Schedule of Jacksonville and Charleston daily paper*
Chattahoochee(passenger and freight) .......... .................... Saturday May z3, 6 p. m. .
.. ..... ....... .... .... ..... .
City of Macon (freight only) .. ........ ... Saturday, May 30. 3 p. m SOUTH BOUND.Steamers .
M. C. HAMMOND. Agent, 13 South Third Street.
; are appointed to sail from Pier 29, East River, New York at 3 p.m., as follows:

SAVANNAH TO NEW YORK. CHARLESTON, S. C., ........................................ ....Mondays, Wednesdays and Fr.days
\. Central ((90 Meridian) Time-as below. For JACKSONVILLE, FLA., (calling at Charleston)........... ......Mondays. Wednesdays and Fr days
Nacoochee.. .. Thursday, April 30,7.00 p. m. City of Birmingham..Sat'day, May 16, 7.00 p. m.
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Kansas City. .Saturday, May s, 8.00 p. m. Nacoochee Tuesday, May 19, 8 oo p. m.
City of Augusta.......Tuesday, May, 12:30 p.m. Kansas City. o. .... Thursday,May 21, 9.00 p. m. -
City of Birmingham.. Thursday, May 7, 8 p. m. City of Augusta ... Saturday May 23, 2.30 p. m. CliVDE'S ST. JOtffiS RIVE1 Ulfi E ."
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Nacoochee Saturday, May 9,3.30 p. m. City of Birmlngham..Tuesd,May 26,4 eo p.m.
Kansas City...'.. ... Tuesday, May 12, S.oo p. m. Nacoochee .........Thursday, May 28, 6.30 p. m. .
:: City of Augusta......Friday, May 1., 6.00 p. m. Kansas City...... .Saturday,May 307.00 p. m. DE BARY LINE. .' '

1i .' SAVANNAH TO BOSTON. Jacksonville, Palatka, Sanford, Enterprise, Fla., and Intermediate. "
Landings on the St. Johns River. :
Central ((90 Meridian) Time-as below.

Gate City........... ....Thursday, May 7, z p. I Gate City.......... Thursday May 2512.00 noon The Elegant Iron Side-Wheel Steamer
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j Chattahoochee .....Thursday..May 14. .00 a. | Chattahoochee*....Thursday,May 28, 7.00 a.. m.
SAVANNAH TO PHILADELPHIA. Cltv of Jacksonville,"

Central ((90 Meridian) Time-as below. Is appointed to sail from Jacksonville Sundays, Tuesdays and Fridays at 3.90 p. m., and

;! City of Macon .....Monday, May 4,11.00 a. m'l I I City of Macon.......Monday, May 25 4.00 p. m from Sanford on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays at 12.50 p. m. ...,.
City of Macon...Thursday, May 14, 6 30 p. | I.

: W.E.ARNOLD, G. T. P.A., WAITER Jacksonville HAWKINS, Florida., Fla. P. A., W. J. FARRELL, Sol. Agt., SOUTHBOUND.Read Down. SCHEDUL2. NORTHBOUND.Read Up.

C. ANDERSON, AGENT. J. P. BECKWITH. G. P. & p. AGENT, Leave 330 p. m. .........................Jacksonville ............ ... ...... Arrive 340 a. m. :
t Savannah, Ga. Pier 35 North River, New York. u 8.45 P. m. ................. .. .. Palato.................... ..... Leave g.oop.m.
: &I 3.00 a. in..Astor....,....................... 4.00 p. m
o ". 4.30 a m. .................... ......... St. Francis......................... U 2.3op.m. .
...... .... ...... .............................. Beresford ............_._.... ..... 1.30 p.m. ; ',"j
1 W. A. HOURS. ESTABLISHED 1875. J. B. BOURS. Arrive 8.30 a. m. .............. ...... .... Sanford.............. ........._ ...... .. 9.oo&.iii. ?
X .. 9-25 a. m. ..................., .... Enterprise................... ........ &I 9.30 a. m, "
...... ..... .... 0 .... .... ..............So. Fla. R. R. Wharf.... ............... II 11.00 a. m. y,

WILLIAM A. BOURS & CO., General Passenger and Ticket Office. 204 West Bay St, Jacksonville 9 .

I A. J..COLE:, Passenger Agent 5 Bowling Green, New York. 4
Grain Garden Seeds and Fertilizers M. II. CLYDE, Assistant Traffic Manager, 5 Bow ing Green New York.
THEO. G. EGER, Traffic Manager 5 Bowling Green New York.F. .
M. IRONMONGER, Jr., Florida Passenger Agent, 204 West Bay St., Jacksonville/Flt.
JOHN L. HOWARD, Florida Freight Agent foot Hogan Street,Jacksonville Fla.'
: fifi XVEST: BAY ST., JA.GKa01WIXrB, PLA.t J. A. LESLIE, Superintendent, foot Hogan Street,Jacksonville. ?1a.
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1 We Handle Only the Best and Most Reliable Seeds. A Oomple Stock of
11 South Delaware Avenue Philadelphia. 6 Bowline Green, New York. k

Hay Corn Oats Flour Bran Wheat Grits Meal -

Cotton Seed Meal Both Bright and Dark. FLORIDA FRUIT EXCHANGE. }

An Incorporated Home Association of Orange Growers for marketing Florida Fruit to the .
best advantage.-AUTHORIZED CAPITAL, >T300 00))
I Tligert-Xllea Fertiliier Co. NITRATE SODA, BOX MATERIAL-The Exchange Is fully prepared to ,supply boxes and paper. on order. Write for price list and terms.

I 4 Star Brand Fertilizers MURIATE OF POTASH -:OFFICERS :- '
GEO. R. FAIRBANKS, President. D. GREENLEAF." Viee-President
GUARANTEED ANALYSIS. ALBERT M. IVES Gen'l Mgr. and Treas. M. P. Secretary. .
SULPHATE POTASH, DIRECTORS-Geo. R.: Fairbanks Alachua Co.; E.G. HUh Bradford.; Dr. E. E. Pratt
Tree Hillaboro Co.: John Fabyan Lake Co.: Hy Crutcher Orange Co.; D. Greenleaf, Duval Co.;
Orange and Vegetable KAINIT Etc J. D. Mead Duval Co'l A. Brady Brevard Co.\ F. d. Sampson, Marion Co:) V.ll111yer, I
1 4$ Marion Co.; John M. ) ryanJ.OsCeola Co.; W. E. Stanton, Putnam Co.; H. D.foreman 81.
\ FERTILIZER. Johns Co.; C. F. A. Bielby Co.;Irving KeckPolk Co. -
These Pertfllzen have no superior 0 la the market,and A trial will convince, Addfessill correspondence to the Florida Fruit Exchange,Jacksonville,Fla,. Stencili. .
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? C. E. Ford has a most extravagant ac- Royal Wedding," "Set a Trap for Nitro- have a due representation among the results obtained from the planting of the ii

r count in Home and Farm, Louisville, gen" 'or to read the Picture of Farmer delegates to all conventions of their respective seed, notwithstanding that all seed sent .1

Ky., of his ability to grow two to four Potash and his wife, Phosphoric Acid, parties. was accompanied with an explicit re- 'l

L ... fi th6usand or more bushels of Irish pot bestowing their blessing upon the quest by the Department for such a re- ,';

r..: toes to the,;:acre. He is pronounced by I union of their daughters, Cow Pea and The validity of the act of the Florida port. This experience is not that of the i

," ; ;.. Ranch to be of the Munchausen tribe, average, crop of cow peas or beggar- Legislature education of denying white and colored privilege childrenin ring to the reports of Chiefs of the Seed j

c: and that there is no truth in his ,potato weed will return $17.00 or more per acre Division in former years, complaint is yi i
the school is to be tested the
same by
j'c story.' of nitrogen to the soil,and the successful made to the same effect with a statement -
American Association in the
I r farmer of the future will not neglect this Missionary in some cases that special efforts .I'
Court of the United States.
'f' "" The frost of the 2d and'3d of April has method of fertilizing his land. Supreme Examiners have discovered that no at- were put forth to secure a fair average of "a
been destructive to fruit in Texas. but without success." :
.. very # reports, ,
l : tention is paid to the law in the public ,1,
schools of Palatka. Another remarkable feature of these
But one-third of the cotton seed
> ... Bicyclists are doing much for road im- of the South is utilized producing $35-crop reports is that no one of them, for seve-
: provement of roads throughout the ral at least has pointed out sin-
000,000. If the remaining two-thirds was Two hundred and fifty thousand years a
r country. gle instance of benefit to
saved $70,000,000 more would be savedto accruing agri
\ *' pounds of Texas wool have been sold by a
culture from this seed distribution.
the Southern farmer. Cotton seed in
t The'Florida of the Boston broker to an Antwerp firm for 7|
bulk soon heats and spoils. Methods .
.present season is one of the largest in cents a. pound. The query is how much
should be discovered to the balanceof
: the history of the State. The rate of save the Texas wool grower realized on the The Louisiana Experiment Station
J this product.
; ; ; transportation last 10 cents a sale of exported wool.
year was # # finds the greatest money value in the
< quart. This year 8 cents with better car- cultivation of cow peas in saving the fod

riage. There is some promise of a 5 cent In the Republican Presidential race it Sec. Morton makes strong'case der and seed for stock. They tned plow, = "

t Co 'rate next ,year.. If that rate is assumed appears to'be McKinley against the fieldthe against free seed distribution a by the ing in the green vines which gave poorer
k lit will double the thus far chosen about }
lit.l' acreage in Florida. delegates being Government, in the following statement: results than plowing them in after they
divided between and
F *- equally' McKinley HAs an evidence of the fact that recipi- were dry.Sowing. i

..: -. t. -We devote much .paCe in illustration some 8 or 10 other favorite sons. ents of seeds whether supplied upon the in Mayor early in June, removing !,

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: .\! -.;;,: :', iI readers the most economical method of Farmers' of all political parties;. should the Department, regarded them simplyas and growing a second crop from the
\f"! t. securing the costliest fertilizer requited attend the primaries of their respective a free gift it may be cited that not one stubble for seed and fertilizer it"practi- -

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