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: July 25, 1896
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Agriculture -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Jacksonville (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Duval County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
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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
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System ID: UF00055765:00089
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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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S. Poweri", Editor JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA, JULY 25, 1896. Whole No. 1433 NEW SKR1KS .
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. : NOW READY FOR JUNE PLANTING. Orange and other Citrus trees are extensively (and successfully)planted

We have a limited supply of fine budded orange trees 1 year old on sour during the"rainy season"of summer.

'ft and trifoliate stock, 3 years old (budded low). All our nursery stock having ORANGE TREES FOR SUMMER PLANTING.Satsuma
f been banked last winter. Trees are now in thrifty condition. .

Following varieties guaranteed true to name: orange trees,on Trifoliata stocks. Buds,2-years,branched;stocks,
MAJORCA, RUBY BLOOD, ST. MICHAEL, 4 years, X to ft inches caliper. (Also Satsumas on Sweet stock,
orange same
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TANGERINE, IIOMOSASSSA. SATSUMA, The foregoing:are a fine lot(as fine as any we ever grew),and we are offering .:',
and GRAPE FRUIT.A them,for summer planting only,at very low prices. :'
limited number of the famous Pineapple orange at Ji.oo each -- ;,

.f Can furnish Budwood of all the above named varieties excepl Pineapple and Tangerine at 75 FIRST-CLASS SATSUMAS CHEAP .::
cents: per 100;85.00 per 1000 prepaid. Order now and save time No agents employed. ./....
Write for. prigs etc, Address-
HASTINGS & WYLIE, .1". ....,
Interlachen, Fla. Write for prices stating number wanted. \ -.- *' ?



ire offering a fine lot of Budded Trees for sale for season of'95 and'96 including a limited supply of G. L. TABER, GLEN ST. MARY, FLA. .


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,.r*; Also Grape Fruit, Tardiffs. Magnum Bonum, Mediterranean Sweet, Bessie. Tangerine and k
*- common Orange,Sanford'a Sicily Lemon and Villa Franca Lemon Grown to stakes. All on Sour
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COMMISSION MERCHANTS. Coal, Hay, Grain, Wines, Liquors, > '

-2: HEADQUARTERS FOR FLORIDA FRUITS. S- ,, > Cigars, Tobacco, Etc. .: ...

:; ','.,\ Oranges, Lemons, Pineapples, Eerly Vegetables of all Kinds. 1. Jacksonville, FlorIda. ',.,', .; .

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BALTIMORE .. 200 OLD BOURBON.................... ..?.?... 00. .
a NORTH CAROLINA CORN.. ......./. 250 KKNTUCKYSOUR MASH........,.......
BEGGARWEEO.i CLIFTON CLUB...*. 300 OLD BAKER......... ............ ....500 500
,CLEANED MONfROSP'nLVET RYE..........._.. 6 oo ;1

", JUGS EXTRA One gallon 250; two gallon soc; three gallon ,sc:. Remit by post-office i
money order check or registered letter. We cannot ship C O. D. Remit wit order. .
Order your supply now and make sure of it. PRICES: One pound by mail,40 cents; 4 pounds,j I A complete price-list of Groceries and Wine List sent free on application.
31.50. By express or freight not prepaid,25 cents per pound in quantities of less than 200 pounds;
in 200 pound lots and above 20 cents per pound.
Seed free from stems,leaves and trash. By mail postpaid -I f JOHN CLARK, SON & CO.
ROUGH RFRRftRU/FFM/ ,**cents per pound; 4 pounds,95 cenb. By ex-
press or freight,not prepaid,in any quantity, 15 cents J
mm mmmmmmmmmmmammmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm STAMPING OUTFIT. 75 PATTERNS

H. G. HASTINGS & CO. SEEDSMEN zlic31tJ3-' FREE New sod hes.t+M..! wiry. _---.J
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Depositors offered every-facility: which their bal- :Developments. :i1 ? South

ances, business and responsibility warrant. [ Attractions Geo. S. Hacker & Son '

SAFE DEPOSIT BOXES TO RENT FROM. $5.00 j5 Address. Manufacturers of ,

DIRECTORS a 1'1 I Purchase: our makes which wo..guarantee
John L.MarvIn, Church Anderson Chas. Marvin, i j 4! superior:to'any sold Southland. thereby. save .-
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THE FLORIDA FARMER AND FRUIT GROWER (Florida Dispatch) was established twenty-seven. years ago for the purpose of

promoting Florida horticulture and agriculture along modern, scientific and practical lines. .

THE FLORIDA FARMER AND FRUIT GROWER is edited and conducted exclusively by actual and experienced tillers of the soil,

who live on the farm and practice what they preach. .
i:.; THE FLORIDA FARMER AND FRUIT GROWER has on its working staff some of the most distinguished agronomic authorities of

the State-two professors of the State Experiment Station and the agricultural agent of one of the chief lines of railway who is an experienced tobacco

.,' THE FLORIDA FARMER AND FRUIT GROWER has a trained corps of regular and occasional correspondents, chiefly representingthe

brightest body of producers in the world, the Florida orange-growers.
THE FLORIDA FARMER AND FRUIT-GROWER stands as the champion of conservative American soil-culture, opposed to the

credit and crop-lien systems; opposed to the single-crop idea for the average farmer. It advocates the production of home supplies to the greatest extent

compatible with that prime object of all good farming-the creation of a solid bank account. y? *:

THE FLORIDA FARMER AND FRUIT-GROWER, while not an "organ" for anyone except its readers and its owners, is the steadfast ,
upholder of the Florida Fruit Exchange, the most cohesive and enduring organization of producers ever established in the United States.

THE FLORIDA FARMER AND FRUIT-GROWER devotes itself to the horticulture and agriculture of Florida, which has unique

needs and requirements, and for which Northern farm teachings are generally inapplicable and misleading.THE .

FLORIDA FARMER AND FRUIT-GROWER is emphatically the business farmer's paper. No other agricultural paper in the

State reaches so many farmers who conduct their business on successful plans; who make money by it, and have money to pay for what they want.

THE FLORIDA FARMER AND FRUIT-GROWER, for these reasons, is the best advertising medium in which to reach the successful

rural classes of the State. Our "cheap column" is watched by more country people than any other medium. _

IT PAYS TO SUBSCRIBE to the Florida Farmer and Fruit-Grower. Every attentive reader will gain by some one hint in the course ofa

year many times the cost of subscription.

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Foliage of the orange tree and its relations the; sulphate fertilizers on plant growth terms it seems impossible to dispensewith
I Grove $i Orchard.Dieback. to phosphoric acid and iron in have not as yet been systematicallyand in a brief view of the subject.
the disease of dieback and the chemi-- exhaustively studied, but, as in Although the rapid advance of chemi--
cal and physiological effects that the organic chemistry the synthesis of cal knowledge 'concerning the func-
Editor Farmer and Fruit-Grower: sulphate of ammonia, lime, magnesiaand plant products and compounds is tions of plant life is continually
Almost every orange grower knows potash have in modifying the largely inferred from the analytical changing the point of view yet I feel
dieback and knows it Is usually conditions or effecting cures. 1 have breaking up of these compounds in sure if our State and the United States
caused either by cultivation in the I no doubt there are soils in Florida on the laboratory with acids and alkalies, government experiment stations can
; summer rainy season, by excessive which orange trees are grown that the analogies of the behavior of similar command the time and money neces-
fertilizing with organic nitrogen or by during the rainy season will not show substances in plant growth hold sary to thoroughly investigate sub-
combinations of both these causes, one part of phosphoric acid to 1,000of I good as a rule unless associated or ject they will verify the general con-
although it comes often without much sesquioxide of iron; and that, fur- combined with other substances so as clusions of my observation and expe-
influence from these conditions on thermore, as on an average vegetationhas to cause widely different relations.I rience. E. S. HUBBARD.

soils impregnathd with iron, usually to evaporate say 300 parts of waterto will first consider ammonium sulphate Federal Point, .Fla.. .
in the form of bog ore or hardpan one part of growth, so much ses and will premise by stating Our Troublesome Relationa-The
subsoil. In fact, the behavior of quioxide is left in the plant sap after that the nitrogenous or albuminous part
orange trees on these hardpan soils. evaporation that the phosphoric acid. of the sap of plants is usually called Ants.
gives us a key to the problem, for, present in the sap is practically rever- protoplasm; and its active principle Editor Farmerand Fruit-Grower: "
although they have but little cultiva- ted and the protoplasm paralyzed for when at work changing the stored up Although not a sluggard,I have con
tion and are fed by chemical fertiliza- performing its functions of transforming starch of the tissues to sugar for new cluded to obey the wise man's injunc-
tion with sulphates, yet if the soil is the sugar of the new growth into growth or the sugar of the new growthto tion, "Go to the ant, thou sluggard ;
not thoroughly ditched and drained cellular tissue. The gum of the exu- starch or tissue is called a diastase, consider her ways and he wise: which .
dieback will appear on the new growth dations and abscesses under the barkin enzym or ferment.It having no guide, ovei ccr or ruler,
when the summer rains bring the iron dieback is of the same chemical has been known that ammo- provideth her meat in the summer,_
oxide solution to the surface.It composition as the cellular tissue of nium sulphate long is not only harmless to and "gathereth her food in the har-

is well known that the functionof bark and wood, but the molecular protoplasm but on the contrary a solvent vest.
transformations from to tissue In search for wisdom from this .
phosphoric acid in the protoplasmof sugar or stimulus to greater activity; my
plants is to keep fluid the sugar are arrested and like a blood poisonedman and the character of its chemical relation quarter, I have found her ways aboutas
that is formed in the foliage while it the twig dies. I will show in part by an extract devious as that of the comet, and
is being conveyed to form cellular It is not only on low, undrained, from a report on the chemical natureof tortuous as those of the politician. Sheis
tissue or seed. The amounts of iron iron-impregnated soils that dieback the diastase of malt by T. B. Os- generally found carrying on her
in the soil that render phosphoric acid shows itself, but it is also prevalent on borne. Heat coagulates albumen as robber. raids upon the vegetable worldin
inert are very carefully considered by high lands that have constant cultiva- in cooking the whites of eggs. A partnership with the aphis, the
G. Liebscher in an essay entitled, tion. All red and yellow soil and water extract solution of malt was scale, and the mealy bug, or other
"Investigations on the Determination sands contain iron, and the effect of treated as follows: "First separate the marauder. The careless observer
01! the Fertilizer Requirements of cultivation in wet weather is to vastly proteids from the carbohydrates and sometimes thinks that she is there in
Arable Soils and Cultivated Plants',' increase the soil evaporation and also other soluble substances by saturating the interest of humanity to remove the
reported in No. 8, Vol. VII., of the the foliage evaporation of the orange the extract with ammonium sulphate, merciless enemies of the fruit and
Experiment Station Record. tree that is thus stimulated to make thereby precipitating the ferment and vegetables, but however long one
"As regards the content of phosphoric new growth, while the amount of new I proteids together; next to remove the watches, he never sees the destructive
acid, it appears that the solu- 'growth is increased by nitrogenous proteid existing as globulin by dialysis; insect molested by her, or any other
bility is of more significance than the fertilization. The dieback of light and then, if possible to separate the work of hers, except to fill herself
soils is often probably caused by fractional from the abundant nectar on tap by
total amount present. It is also important more albumen and proteoses by
to consider the demands of the putrefactive poisons of organic precipitation with alcohol. In follow- other insects, or by her own very pen-

the crop to be grown with regard to nitrogen manures paralyzing or mole- ing this method a measured;: quantityof etrating incisors.
this element. With a high content of cularly changing the orange tree sap malt extract was saturated with She is enterprising as well as indus-
sesquioxide (of iron) a soil will show protoplasm. ammonium sulphate, the precipitated trious. If there arises a new tree or
great need of phosphatic fertilizers, Experience has demonstrated that proteid matter was filtered out, dis plant whose rapid growth promises an
although it already contains a high the best physical treatment for dieback solved in water, and the clear filtered abundant supply of nutriment, she -
per cent of phosphoric acid. A soil soils is to stop cultivation by the be- solution made up to the volume of the immediately builds a town under or
containing the same amount of phos- ginning of the rainy season, or in bad' original extract. This solution was near it and prepares to begin her raid
phoric acid with a low percentage of cases, all the year round and keep the found to have the same diastatic power upon its life, and if she is unmolestedshe
the sesquioxide would give little return grass down and ground shaded by as before precipitation, thus show will soon have it stocked (whether
for application of phosphatic fertil- mulching, or to grow grass during the ing that ammonium sulphate had not herself actually does the stocking I
izers. summer to be mown and left on the injured the diastase." know not) with the aphis, or the scaleor

"In determining the requirements of ground as mulch in the autumn. Live plants have considerable toler- other pest, and the work of ruin to
When mulch is used there is very little for chemicals that not neededor the plant begins. Of course the treeor
a soil, therefore, with reference to ance are
soil evaporation and where grass is but in additionto plant thus beset bears little or no
phosphoric acid, we must take into are even poisonous,
grown the evaporation is largely transferred neutral solvent tonic for fruit. Within the last few days I have
account not only the solubility the being a or
from the orange trees to the the ferments I have removed this scale and its partnertheant
phosphoric acid but also of the protoplasm figuredthat
amount of iron oxide and alumina grass. On soils rich in organic matter ammonium sulphate can be con from the top of a small orange
present. With these qualifications it and phosphoric acid the double manure verted into albumen with considerableless tree that had not put out a new leaf
may be stated that with a phosphoricacid salt (sulphates of potash and vital energy than is required in this season, with the result, already,
magnesia) is more beneficial as a rule nitric acid in nitrates. that it has grown more than a foot.It .
content of about 0.07 per cent or deoxidizing
than any other application, while on The of double is well to note carefully that it is
less a soil may be considered deficient advantage supplying
in this element; one containing from poor soils or those of only moderate manure salts to rich dieback soils is in only the providence and inferentially '
fertility small but rather frequent applications of the industry of the ant that is com-
0.07 to 0.085 Per cent, of only medium the fact that the sulphate magnesia
quality; from 0.085 to o.i, satisfactory; according to circumstances, breaks down very easily in the pres- mended for our imitation.
from o i to 0.2, good; and higher than of a complete, well balanced fertilizer ence of the carbonate of ammonia of More merciless robbers, saving the ..a
this rich. This is practically the same composed of sulphate of ammonia, the air and decaying matter, thus fur- hordes of money changers and monopolists
classification independently arrived at gypsum, superphosphate and double nishing some ammonium sulphate for : can no where be found.
by Marcker. It may be considered a I I manure salt is usually the best reme- the orange tree; and, if there is any Although said by the wise man to
satisfactory condition .if in the soil dial treatment. chemical activity in the soil, in addi have no general, in her greed for
solution one part of phosphoric acidis I I In budding during the heavy rains tion to the sulphates of potash and sweets, she has been known to attack
associated with less than forty partsof I lately a few put in on a socalled hard magnesia furnishing bases for nitrates, the formidable honey bee, and try titles
iron oxide and alumina; less favor-, pan knoll all died, many with gum exudations there is also a probability of the for- to the avails of her honest toil.
_ able when the ratio is 1:40 60; still less'I while those from the same mation of sulphate of iron or copperas Although courageous to the pointof
so when it is 1:6090, and very unfa stick on trees in the surrounding clay whose antiseptic and germicidal prop- reckleness she yet has fears that r
vorable when it is i to over 90." I exception.I erties it is not necessary for me to sometimes border on extreme panic as
I think there is probably no vegeta mention.I a recent incident will show. As she
tion that will prove a more interesting I EFFECT OF SULPHATE FERTILIZERS. crave the indulgence of the read- respects no rights to property, so she
subject of orignal investigation than the The specific pathological effects of ers of..this. article for the technical utterly ignores all proprieties. She

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took it into her little headwithout saying of our life in Florida, the flea, which Live Stock.Angora goras and the remainder common

as much as by your leave, to sleep made the first months of our sojourn goats and grades. Although he has

with me, or rather to revel while I months of torture, has entirely flown, kept goats but a few years and despitethe

tried in vain to sleep. The exper- and his coadjutor, the mosquito, be- Goats. fact that several have been killed N

ience of Brobdingnag, when he had come beautifully less, so the other Editor Farmer and Fruit-Grower: by dogs he is convinced that goat
read Mr. Yarn's
When I inquiry
fallen asleep in the country of the Lilliputians pests which make life a burden, including raising can be made profitable and in-

(these were the very dimini- the usurer and the monopolist, about the Angora goat I was pleasedas tends to increase his flock as fast as

tive red ants) and was wakened by the will one by one take their departure I had contemplated making anxious the I possible. The goats are kept at nightin
and to
puncture of their little weapons, may to afflict poor humanity no more. same inquiry, was informationof a large shed, three sides of whichare

serve to illustrate mine with these little 0. F. L'AMOREAUX. read an answer giving full inclosed. A floor about two feet
these valuable animals their health.
tormenters. In vain I shook them from the ground covers nearly one-
Estero, Fla. climate their
fulness to
out, or run them down and took their adapted pecu- half of the inclosure and serves as a
liarities the value of their fleece etc.
scalps. In sheer desperation I beganto sleeping place. One important item
But the information
sharpen my wits to find some way Pinery.Edited answer Yarn's, or given in the profit of goat raising is the large

to come at quits with so insignificant, through correspondenceseemed quantity of fertilizer which they make.
to have had too much unpleasant -
and yet persistent and pestiferous an relation with the much accursed Another is the small amount of care
enemy. I had been using "Roughon J. B. Beach West Palm Beach.Fla. and is
required. Feeding
razorback to stick to his text; expense
Rats" to rid myself from the depredations -
I did not all the information not necessary, as they get their living
so get
of mice. I took a slice of The Porto Rico Variety. convince that flockof in the woods and keep in good flesh.
me a
bread and spread it with the rat poi-- necessary The soft fleece of the is
This season the Porto Rico has Angoras would be what I need op silky Angora
and laid it between two folds of a
son come Qut far ahead as a money mak. my ranch. I would be ever so thankful six or eight inches long and judging

newspaper, under my bed. Very soon ing variety. Early in the season, if Mr. Yarn's friend will state at by last year's clip, will average six

".'' a vast assembly of ants gathered rather before the regular season his convenience if the Angora goats to eight pounds per head. This wool
around it. I looked soon after and
opened, Messrs. Matthams and Mad- Mr. Daniel has are thoroughbreds, commands a good price and is used
but few left and in little while
'" were dock received returns of 99 cents net and if their fleece is good and valuable in expensive dress .materials, shawls,

all deserted it, never to come back. I for some good sized Porto Rico apples and if Mr. Daniel would sell say, etc. A flock of common: goats increase
then cut the slice into halves and laid
and during the season their aver- one dozen ewes and one buck, and at very rapidly,"as each ewe us-

one part on the bed, as I had not yet age has been over 60 cents. I have what price, and if the goats will do ually has twins twice a year. The
cleared them out of it. A large num-
heard from a good many growers of well on oak scrub land, and some Angora goat is not quite as prolific,
ber round it but soon left it.
gathered this fruit, and I think it will be safe to prairie adjoining, and any other infor- but is reasonably sure to raise two
I was left in doubt as to whether they
put the average net price at 65 cents. mation which would be of value.I kids each year. The flesh of the

had partaken of the poison and goneto The plant proved itself the hardiest of don't care for any information on young goats: is well liked by nearly
their doom or been too wise to
all during the freezes of 1895, owing the razorback hog. I have known every one and the farmer who has a
take the bait. their
tempting Knowing
solely I think to its superior size, him from my boyhood days and know flock of goats can have fresh meat at
for sweets I same
partiality got which protected itself and roots from that he is all right. The razorback any time with very little trouble.
and spread it on the bread
honey the cold. It does not fruit quite as hog is not to blame. God created .
over the poison but they were too
the Abbakkaand him for If he
large a percentage as a good purpose. goes
wily to be thus caught. I left a little The Heifer's First Calf.
Queen, but it does very well if crooked it is the owner's fault, not
of the in the bottom of the
pure honey There seems to be a growing idea
taken good care of. It may be plant. the hog's. Suppose we let up on the
tumbler which was standing on my that the first calf dropped by the heifer -
ed as close as thirty inches and ten razorback and poise our batteries on
desk. Next morning I looked and lo! should not be allowed to suck the
pound apples produced. In fact, I his owner. I tell you, friend Powers, ,
that double line of march the upwardway
am inclined to advocate this distanceas if you will give the razorback the reason given that the heifer should
and the downward way was estab not find out that there is but
about right for general field cultureof treatment you would a fine Berkshireor any way
lished on the floor directly to the to be hand milked and the "affection"that
this variety. It will thrive often Poland China, or the red or white
nearest leg of my desk, up that to its would otherwise be bestowed
land where other pines will not of Chesters up.
upon Jersey or any your you
to-and into the tum-
top-directly do well, and is in every way an easy will have bacon and pork galore. on the calf is as freely given to the
bler. I said "All I will fix
to Lee Fla. H. milker, and the maternal instinct thatis
grow. county,
that;" and proceeded to sprinkle some so strong in the desire to supply
Its size much of In interview with Mr. Daniel
of the deadly potion into the honey. prevents danger an nourishment for her then
Presto change I Bull Run was an plants getting sanded, and when set some years ago he stated to us that knows no other demand and if the

affair with the panic in dry weather this enables it to get his goats were not full-bloods. You ;
orderly compared man who milks this heifer is gentle
that seized those orderly rooted down better than the ordinarysorts. might address an inquiry to Richard
suddenly and coaxes, and feeds her, she quickly
In quality it is not really quite Peters estate Atlanta Ga. or to the
columns. By what unseen power the adopts him, and gives him all her
flashed those lines equal to some of the smaller sortsbutit Stockman and Farmer, San Antonio,
intelligence along milk and in her "loves" him and
I know but all and far is so very good (and in spite of its Texas, or to the American Sheep way
not, ,near were becomes a cow at once. While if the

suddenly apprized of the fact that size as tender as any), that this does Breeder, 178 Michigan St., Chicago. calf is allowed to suck (for a week or
not make much difference with \Ve article from R. E. Mer-
there was "death in the pot" My very append an ten days, the heifer cannot understai d

little ruse accomplished, it not its im the consumer, who has his eyes open ryman, recently published in Farm the change to hand milking, and the
mediate destruction of for{ the largest thing he can buy. and Home. The address of the
object-the my usual performance of breaking has to

enemies, my exemption from further The Porto Rico too, comes pretty grower referred to is 0. F. Dorrance, be gone through with; milk is not only

annoyance from them. They hence- early, earlier than its rivals for large Waldo, Fla. held up but kicked over and less milkis

forth deserted my bed and board, even fruit, the Abbakka and Cayenne.The Some Alachua Co. (Fla.) farmers obtained, the estimate being that

giving my desk a wide berth, which latter is so late that it is often a have tried goat raising with satisfac- between the two heifers, one not allowed -

had not been their wont. great brawback as it comes into com- tory results. The usual price of goatsis her calf, and the other given it

Although nothing for which they petition with the flood of summer about $i each for the common goat, for a week, the first will, during the

have a liking is exempt from their in- fruit at the North. $10 for the female Angora and $15 season, give 15 per cent mote milk,

roads they manifest a little prudence The Porto Rico much for the males. Mr. Dorrance, a pro. and will milk the longest season. The

regarding some things. Under a grows larger gressive farmer with means to carry
than either and if not fine in call f need not be removed from her

rapidly growing grape fruit graft they flavor it sells, for quite as out his plans, came from the west sight, but tied at her head, but if hand
more on ac.
had pitched their camp ready for money three years since and has improvedhis milked, she quickly discards the calf
of its size and
operations. A little oyster shell lime count superior as we farm with the intention of trying. and cares only for the one who milks
are growing for money, not sentiment I
sprinkled about the tree disconcertedtheir stock raising in connection with farm- htr. The question is an interestingone
is it that '
plans and they moved on, fore why for we and are Abbak willingto ing. He has 400 acres of land inclosed and is worth not only discussion,

going the tempting morsel. pay more than Cayenne with a wire fence, of which thirty- but it is also well worth giving a trial.
ka Ricos
This new country is swarming with I plants now we five is cultivated for crops, the remainder -
know all about each? This is Practical Farmer.
them, even out in the "oak scrub," I ques being pasture for cattle;

as they call it, many of the several tion which presented itself to my twenty of the cultivated land is planted There is some sentimental nonsense

"scrubs" are in the matter of occu. mind several years ago, but I have to cotton and the remainder to here, but the argument is in the right

pants, like the trees in the parks of not felt sure enough to put it in printtill corn and other crops. A good two- direction. Every careful farmer who

Rome where, as Juvenal declared, several years' observation con- story house, barn, stables and sheds keeps a few cows to furnish a family

.- "every tree begs," when under their firmed me in the idea.I have been built and an orchard of 450 supply of milk and its products will

persecutions the Jews, driven from would like to have some one an- peach trees, besides other varieties of find it to his advantage every way to -

their dwellings, had to live and beg swer this in the light not of theory, fruit, set. .* remove all calves before they suck

under the trees. but of our practical experience.J. His flock of goats numbers thirty-I land bring them up by hand, if theyare

As within the less than three years B. B. five, eight of which are f ull-blood An- worth raising at all.


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Florida as a Sheep Country.I I States. But to come to the fertilizer beans, at least for one crop every now
have kept sheep in Florida for F atttnel1&T tttt ekett question. Beans should be plantedin and then. C. K. McQuARRiE.

Have one rows three and a half feet apart so DeFuniak Springs, Fla.
four .two pastures,
Beans. as to be easy of cultivation. If the -*-.-.
of 750 and one of 300 acres. Changemy
sheep from one pasture to the Editor Farmer and Fruit-Grower: soil is somewhat stiff I would scatterit Protective Measures Against Out-
broad and work it well into the .
other, so that they have plenty of I have often thought and I know it worms.I
fresh grass and keep in healthy condi- to be a fact that if the southern farmer soil either by harrowing or running a do not believe that commercial
tion. My sheep are common Florida who grows a bean crop would use a fine tooth cultivator over it. If our fertilizers, gas lime, salt, or any similar
natives, but shall cross them with little more potash in the fertilizer that crop is snap beans to be used in the dressings applied at any time to the
some pure breed as you recommend.Have he puts on this crop the returns wouldbe green state half a ton of a fertilizer soil in practicable quantities, will have
no doubt that sheep are a good a great deal more satisfactory.In containing from ten to twelve per any destructive effect on cutworms.In .
investment if the proper care is given growing beans it is advisable if cent of potash and eight to ten per some cases, they may stimulate the
them. I believe this to be a good possible, to have the crop follow a cent of phosphoric acid is none too plants to such an extent, as to enable
sheep country, both as to climate and root crop, or at least a previously well much, as we want the soil to be very them quickly to get beyond or out.
rich, in fact, we want to give it all it .
grasses. Sheep keep in good fertilized and cultivated crop and one assimilate. This fertilizing grow cutworm injuries. Applications
tion the year round, without extra kept clean from weeds. If a fall cropis can easily and heavy attention-':of any kind to the plants are not often
feed, though I think it would pay to wanted the land where the early with proper cultivation care the I successful. Probably the method
feed ewes during the lambing season. sweet potatoes were will be the most and judicious during most often practiced in gardens, and
be well
Although I am perfectly satisfied thisis suitable, as it has been well fertilizedfor growing period will be sure to which cannot fail to be effective when
bountiful and
an excellent sheep country, I am the potatoes and left in first class rewarded by a crop, we faithfully carried out, is hand picking
sorry to say it is a difficult task to raise physical condition and rich in decayed can be sure vine.of a good It is many advisableto pickingsfrom with lanterns at night or digging them
sheep here on account of dogs, as wellas vegetable matter; and as a rule this each not out from around the base of the in
for this
on account of the people, who are fall crop will prove a most satisfactoryone have nitrogen crop, fested plants during the day. Bushelsof
but if at the start plants they
decidedly opposed to sheep. I would as at planting time (early in Au- little nitrate of soda cutworms have been gathered in .
not advise any one to embark in the gust in this latitude) the soil is warm look brodcasted unthrifty and a worked into the soil at this way, and with profit. When from
sheep business here, witnout first look-! and moist, and in the condition that cultivation will them some cause success does not attend
ing over the country and weighing all insures a speedy germination of the the first help the use of the poisoned baits, dis-
the conditions well. Few of the na seed, whereas i in the early spring the wonderfully.In cussed next, hand picking is the only
tives are mutton eaters,but in the cities, soil is apt to be too cold and the seed growing beans to be used in the other method yet recommended whichcan
villages and winter resorts and hotels' don't germinate rapidly and is apt to dry state such as the navy bean of be relied upon to check cutworm

. mutton is quite largely consumed by rot, for of all seed the bean is the most commerce, we don't require the soil depredation.
visitors and citizens.J.KUNZ,Waldo, particular as to its seed bed at plant- to be so well fertilized, as they will POISONED BAITS.
Fla., in American Sheep Breeder. ing time, and of all crops that want a only be required to bear but once. A
s good send off at first towards a successful great many people object to growinga By far the best methods yet devisedfor
Food and Drink.At issue, the bean is the one that bean crop owing to the trouble of killing cutworms in any situation,
But if when the are the poisoned baits; hand pickingis
the rate we are progressing in wants to be carefully looked after. harvesting. pods
other arts, it is to be hoped that the And there are very few crops that will show signs of turning yellow the vinesare usually unnecessary where they are .
culinary art-the most important of repay us better for labor and money cut and thrown in windrows and thoroughly used. Poisoned bunchesof
them all-will have made such progress invested in. fertilizers if it gets the put in small shocks the same eveningand clover or weeds have been thor-
during the coming century that proper care and attention. Some of next day hauled to the barn and oughly tested, even by the wagonloadover
the service of soggy, heavy desserts the Dutch farmers in Pennsylvaniahave laid where they can be turned over large areas, and nearly all have
and dyspepsia-breeding sweets at the grown wealthy on no other crops once or twice to prevent heating and reported them very effective; lamb'squarters
end of dinners will be a thing of un- but beans. This fact is well proven threshed out at the first opportunitybeans pepper grass, and mulleinare
pleasant memory only. Americanshave by their large dwelling houses and well will be found a very profitablecrop among the weeds especially attractive -
been handicapped with such fare kept and thrifty appearance of their to make, and there is this to be to cutworms. On small areas
long enough. They should finish surroundings. The same can be said said in its favor, that they always the making of the baits is done by
dining with fruits and trifles. Our of certain parts of Michigan: where leave the soil better than they got it, hand (the bunches being dipped in a
of devoted being a keen nitrogen hunter the strong Paris-green mixture,one poundto
air is too rarefied, our nervous organism there are thousands acres yearly as
too delicately attuned for the to beans and nothing else. And roots left in the soil are so much more 50 or 100 gallons of water); but
of English farmhand ancestry.Our the southern states are better adapted toward a supply of nitrogen for the they have been prepared on a large
than eitherof succeeding and the successful scale by spraying the plants in the
meats do not depend on the cruets both by soil and climate crop;
for their flavor; our sweets, therefore, these mentioned to grow large bean farmer of today has got to look at field, cutting them with a scythe or
should not be made under the modernized I crops. In fact there js no part of these matters particularly and grow machine, and pitching them from
formulas of the saffron age of Uncle Sam's wide domain more suita- crops in succession that will be all the wagons in small bunches wherever de
cookery.-Twentieth Century Cook ble than our warm sandy soils of the time bettering his soil; therefore I sired. Distributed a few feet apart
ery. Gulf and South Atlantic seaboard would advise all who can to grow between rows of garden plants at

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Seed Potatoes Wholesale Prices. THIS FERTILIZER HOUSED or F'LORIDA.

nightfall, ,they have attracted and a crop after the pests have made their half ounces, which is a gain of six anda gardener makes his largest profit on,
killed enough cutworms often to savea presence known by cutting off some of half ounces over the Iowa Gold and his profits generally grow smalleras
large proportion of the crop; if the the plants. Act promptly and use Mine ears, will not farmer B have the season passes by. By pruning
bunches can be covered with a shingle the baits freely. Keep all domestic just 64,000 ounces more shelled corn the tomato vines, they will bear earlier -
they will keep fresher much longer. stock out of the way of the baits. than farmer A, which is 72 bushels and larger tomatoes, and that is
The fresher the baits and the more COTTONSEED MEAL.I more than farmer A ? Now, does not what is wanted for marketing. It is
thoroughly the baiting is done, the have found that cut worms are this decide the relative merits of these not advisable to prune tomatoes for
more cutworms one can destroy. very fond of cottonseed meal, and two varieties of corn ? When farmer family use, as it is better to have the
Many of the worms will often be that it is the best medium for the ad- n gets 72 bushels more of shelled corn vines bear till frost; early large fruit is
found dead or dying beneath the baits, ministration of Paris-green. I use it from a small field than farmer A gets, not in such demand for home con-
and they will have been their own I on potatoes for the beetle and thus getit does not that decide forever the superior sumption. To keep an acre properly
sextons, and have attended to their and the worms. Grasshoppers are merits of large ears over small pruned requires an outlay of about
own burial in many cases. just as fond of it. Plants may be ears ? What more can he ask ? Now five dollars.
BRAN MASH. protected from the worms by mixing does it make any difference which variety -*f-.-
However, it may sometimes happen Paris green with the meal, and placingit has the largest weight of cobs? Canaigre.
that a sufficient quantity of such green close to the plant; even the meal -Southern Farmer.
succulent plants canriot be obtained alone will do the work.-Rural New -
This is not at all conclusive, as the
Messrs. Mahlon Gore and A. G.
early enough in the season in some Yorker. large ear with the large cob doubtless
Branham, near Orlando, have in
and I
localities. In this not
case, am than
Big Ears of Corn required more room to grow on charge the growing of some fifty acres
sure but in all cases, a poisoned bran- the small ear. There would not be
mash can be used to the best advant- Farmer A proposed to Farmer B to so many large ears on an acre as there of canaigre, without fertilizer, on high
age. It is easily made and applied at bring a bushel of ears of corn, of the would be of smaller ears. pine land.

any time, is not expensive, and thus Iowa Gold Mine variety, to a store in ...... :Mr. R. J. Kerr, of Hockley, Texas,
far the results show t that it is a very Boone, and that farmer B should bringa who introduced canaigre into Flori--
attractive and effective bait. It is bushel of ears of the Iowa King variety Pruning Tomatoes as a Field Crop.B. da recently visited the canaigre fieldsat
made by thoroughly mixing sufficient I. but farmer A brought only two Orlando and, we learn, is so well
Paris green with dry t bran to give it a. ears, and he selected an ear of Iowa W. Stone, an experienced Geor. pleased with the prospect of its pro-
distinct greenish tinge (a pound to 25 King. Both ears were shelled and. gia grower, writes in Home and Farm: duction that he intends to remove to
or more of the bran, or two or three the corn weighed. The Iowa Gold "' lost all the tomato raisers, who this State and contract for all the ca
pounds of the cheaper white arsenic :Mine weighed nine ounces and the plant with a view to marketing, advocate naigre that can be grown, to supply a
may be used); then add enough waterto Iowa King'weighed fifteen and a half the pruning of tomatoes. This foreign demand, and any parties wishing -
form a mash sufficiently soft to be ounces. Here was a difference of six pruning requires prompt attention, or to experimet with the root can be ,
dipped out with a spoon without and a half ounces in favor of the Iowa else there is danger of doing more supplied by making application to the
dripping. A tablespoonful can be King. But one ear of each was shelled harm than good. Pruning should be. above parties, who will soon order a
quickly dropped around the base of and weighed, and although the commenced when the plants are aboutone quantity of the seed from Texas.
each cabbage or tomato plant, small Iowa King ear shelled six and a half foot high. It is generally best to They think ten tons can be relied upon
amounts easily scattered along the ounces the most corn, yet farmer A reduce them to one stem or stalk. At as an average crop, worth green,
rows of onions, turnips, etc., or a lit- would not give up, but still claimed every leaf there are two buds; one is $5 per ton, and the crop is grown be.
tle dropped on a hill cf corn, cucum- that the smaller ear was the best. a bud for a branch of the vine and tween September and May. It willat
bers, etc. The worms seem to be at- The case was reported to farmers I the other is a fruit bud. By remov- least cost but little to make a trial
tracted to this mash, and feed upon it on the street and two wanted to know : ing the branch bud we readily see of what it will do, and if it fulfills the
in what the cobs weighed before they that most of the growth it would have
greedily. J. A.'s testimony, given promise of$50 an acre, or the half of
the R. N.-Y. for June 27, 1896, page could decide the relative merits of the taken will go into the fruit bud and it, another Southern industry will be
434, should be read in this connection. I two ears. But they were told thatit make the fruit on it grow rapidly, assured.
The best time to apply these poisonedbaits made no difference about the weightof much larger and ripen earlier. Some --...-_.
is two or three days before any the cobs when it was a fact that men will tell you that by pruning the bulletin
The State
shelled six and vines will die early in the sum- monthly gives
plants have come up or been set out the Iowa King ear a they
in a garden. If the ground has been half ounces the most shelled corn. mer and bear no fruit, and by not I the crop report for May. Upland
properly prepared, the worms will But these two farmers actually ridi-- pruning the vines will bear plenty ol. cotton, stand 91, condition 92, sea
have had little to eat for several days, culed and made fun of your humble ser- fruit till frost. All this is true, but island cotton, stand 87, condition' 91;
and they will thus seize the first op vant for maintaining that the largestears one must remember that I am discuss corn, stand 96, 92; cane,
condition tobacco stand
portunity to appease their hunger up were the best corn without regardto ing the raising tomatoes for market stand condition 95, 98; ,
on the baits, and wholesale destruc- the weight of the cobs. Now, sup- when I speak of the pruning process. 93, 87.
tion will result. Always apply the pose farmer A had a field of 10,000 When pruned the vines will die out .
baits at the time whenever cut worms ears and each shells nine ounces in about the first or middle of July, but A Texas truckman says tea made of
are expected.But weight, and farmer B has a field of the profit of shipping has about died I tomato vines will kill cabbage worms
it is usually not too late to save 10,000 ears, and each fifteen and a cut. The early tomato is what the .without harming the cabbage.

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bumen 15 4 per cent, salts, etc., 434)). gives a certificate of graduation."Live .
Poultry.Edited Now then we'll come to the fat of the and learn" should be the poul- West Coast of Florida.

------------------------------------------------ eggs, the yolk, which composes 300 try keeper's motto. The ambitiousman
by S. S. DeLANOY. Apopka. Fla. grains. Please notice the solid con- can always learn something new,
stituent contained therein-water 53* no matter what his occupation may be. 20,000 ACRES FRUIT LAND.

Reply to Maj. Campbell. per cent, dry albumen i34 percent, Too much sour milk in hot weather -

Continued from Last Week. oil with small portions of salts 28* will give the chicks the scours. All The most picturesque part of Florida lies around

First to show you that a farm and per cent. The above proportionsare food given now should be sweet, clean Tarpon Springs and Lake Butleron
hens will work together let's see what figured on the basis of one hun- and fresh, and none allowed to remain -
Mr. Rankin does. They tried cows dred parts. after the stock have become sat- the line of the

and sold milk in the city; tried truck "Charles A. Cyphers in Artificial isfied. It is always safest to remove PL NT SYSTEM.and .

farming and sold strawberries; in fact, Incubation gives the white of an egg the feed before the chicks cease to

have tried almost everything and I as follows: Beneath the shell membrane -i pick it up eagerly. The last feed at only 26 miles northwest from the great city of

found poultry the most profitable. He I is the white of the egg, consist- I night can be an exception to this rule,
has a farm of 120 acres. :Mr. Rankin ing of alternate layers of denser and but even then any surplus left shouldbe A1\1PA.:

has great faith in poultry, and well he more fluid albumen, the average com- removed, not l left to sour or attract Special offers to settlers on the best fruit and
he there is no business agricultural lands at $5 to $to per acre.
may, says position of which may be taken as For maps and information apply to
equal to it for turning $3,000 worth 20.40 per cent proteid matter; 1.60 rats.It is none too soon to commence to I

ot grain into $8,000 or $10,000 worthof per cent saline, chiefly sodic and gather road dust for cold weather use. LAKE BUTLER VILLA LAND CO.

market poultry and he sells $3,000to potassic chlorides, with phosphatesand A few barrels filled with absolutely ,

$3 500 of eggs also. sulphates,and 78 per cent water." dry road dust will come in very handy
Mr. Hunter also visited a (farmer on I Bowker in his egg pamphlet saysan later on.Hens. TARPON SPRINGS, FLA.

one of the breezy hilltops of Worcester egg weighs 100 grains, composed are easily overfed in hot wea

county who has been quite successful about as follows: 64 parts water, 15 ther, and many cases of so-called

with the poultry branch of his parts dry albumen, 11 parts oil and cholera are merely acute indigestion, BRASS BAND
farm. His record for ten months of salts and 10 shell and mineral Instruments.Drams Uniforms Equipments .
parts caused by overfeeding, especially withgrain. for Binds and Drum Corps. Low
1895, January to October, was 31- matter. \: eet prices efer quoted. Fine Catalo",fOO
ti Illustrations rtlQi1edfrtti it rbps Band
797 eggs from 225 hens and pullets Now, then, :Major, (honest Injun) As soon as you are through with the Music A Instruct'ns Amateur Bands.

all thoroughbred white Plymouth how can you make an article contain- brood coops, whitewash them thor- be4'....1da..I.YON 8t.aad".Jb....IIBALY..lreae,,IlkagbBl.ti" .

Rocks, excepting about twenty or ing over 86 per cent water worth oughly, strongly impregnating the

thirty common and Brown Leghorns. three times as much for food pur wash with carbolic acid, and then put

These eggs were .sold for $715.45._ It poses as. one containing 64 per cent them away under shelter. P Send for Annual Descriptive
...4..rw e CATALOGUE,
cost him during the time stated$165.00for water, there being no waste or unnecessary Now is the time to get rid of every It "" '" i newly issued and revised.It .
feed leaving him a profit on eggs coarse fibre in the solid por- surplus male bird. They are of no contains everything
needed the Horticulturist
alone of $550.43, with the value of tions to speak of in both foods com- use now that the breeding season is t andpTREESfoiOrchard
his stock yet to be taken into account.So in PLANTS
the shell and water
pared barring
over, and keeping them is a very use- Window, Lawn
you see actual experience unmagnified the eggs and 86 per cent of water in less expense. Shut them up and get or Greenhouse. Largest

helps me out pretty well in the the milk.I them in good condition, if not alreadyso '- p'r collection in the Southto. select from
possible profits on REASONER BROTHERS. ONECO, FLA.
eggs. prefer to subsist on fowls and eggs. and sell or eat them.
As far as the ratio of food is concerned -
like My teeth are not sufficiently ossifiedto The young cockerels that have com-
I from
quoted memory chew the sole leather soldas menced should be
average to crow separatedfrom
yourself, but I hope that my memorydid
Florida beef. S. S. D.
the hens.
young pullets or They
not serve me such a trick as yours
'4... will, grow much faster if they are putto EA1fIN 1
did, when you say that milk vs.
Poultry Hints. themselves. It is a good plan to
eggs is three to one in favor of milk,
unless possibly you meant three gal- Do not keep the fowls confined to have muslin, yard wide, around the well begun Is half done. Begin
bottom of the fence of well by getting Ferry's Sfedg.Don't .
the cockerels'
lons to one of eggs, in which case I i yards during July and August. Poul let chance determine
will admit you've got the floor and try pay more attention to insects at yards, so they cannot see the hens and your Seeds.crop Known, but plant and Ferry'g sold

submit to your figures. Some months this time than to greens, and will rare pullets.If everywhere.
back I read somewhere that one egg ly do any damage even if allowed the all the young stock are running Before you plant, getFerry's

was equal to four ounces of beef and run of the garden. together it will be necessary to have Seed Annual
feeding or some other equally for 1896. Contains more prac
Hens that have commenced coops
therefore one dozen equaled three to tical information for farmers
pounds of beef. Now, there is not moult need a varied diet. If thereis practical arrangement to feed the late and gardeners than many high-
priced text books. Mailed free.
chicks themselves.
such a great difference as you would not an abundance of insects on by D.B. IEKBT CO., DETROIT,MHU.
the run-and there is- Replenish the drinking water frequently -
think from reading the four to one rarely ever
quotation as certain strains of fowls where many fowls are running to- ; do not wait for the vessels to

lay eggs that will run close on to two gether, some cut raw bone should be become empty. Standing water,

pounds to the dozen. Ordinary eggs supplied every other day. About one especially when the sunshine has
struck it, soon becomes stale. Re- a present, but we have no record of
hens is
will weigh about eight to the pound, pound to every 20 a good pro-
and I shall believe until I am posi portion. Feed frequently with boiled plenish.-Baltimore Sun.LeghornL. anything having come from this stock.

tively convinced by figures that the oats. Corn is too heating for fowls in .. Their breeding in this country dates

egg is the most highly concentrated summer. Feed often with wheat, but from 1852 and they have grown in

natural food we have and well bal- sparingly each time. Remember it is popularity ever since, keeping aheadof

anced in all the properties-that go the hens that moult early that becomethe It may be News a surprise to learn to many the readersof various every other variety of the egg pro-

to make a complete food. If it was early winter layers. It will, there- Poultry ducing fowls. If any one doubts
of Leghorns Brown White
not where does the completely developed -! fore, pay to treat and feed them all types their popularity please look up the
BlacK and Buff the"common hen"of
chick come from? Surely if humanely.The are records of the large fairs and shows
That date back in that
all the elements of growth and life in feeding of young chicks is Italy. they the last two years; the Nebraska State
centuries and that
proper proportion were not there, the different. They require stronger feed- country the many which, they Fair 1884 with twenty-nine pens in

chick would be lacking in some parts.I ing to bring them to maturity,and the owe known in name America by and they to are the competition, about the same in '95;

am sorry my library does not con- more varied the diet the better the England Nebraska State Show, 18956 with
fact that first from the
tain reliable tables of food values to go results. they came port twenty pens, and the :Mid-Contlnental,
of first
I will the and let Neglect now is more serious than Leghorn, Italy. They were 1895 and
by, so quote egg youor to notice twenty-five pens seventy
some one else quote the beef. in cooler weather. Cleanliness is the brought by being bought up single birds in the class. We mightgo
in that market of American
:Milk, according to Chambers' En- only preventive of many diseases and homeward by captains bound to on and name every show in the

cyclopedia, is over 86 parts water, destructive insect pests. The man ships supply country, and we find them not far
and meat for the cabin table
less than 14 parts solid constituents.Now who grows tired and careles when the eggs on from the head of the list in point of
the but such the facts.
,please notice where your three to hot weather comes is merely a heart- voyage, are numbers and quality.THE .

one comes in, and explain it to us as less chicken huckster-not a fancier. SINGLE COMB BROWN LEGHORNS.are .
our ignorance will not permit of us The true poultry keeper delights to the most extensively bred in this

figuring it out as you quote. What'san see his stock enjoying every possible country. The first arrival of those differs from the above; only in comb,

egg? An egg weighing 1,000 comfort. popular fowls in America of which we having a beautiful rose comb sitting

grains (same authority) consists of 100 Remember, no man knows all about have any record was about i835when square on the head with a well defined

grains shell, 600 grains white (which poultry raising. Experience is the a Mr. Ward of New York City received spike in the rear. They are becoming .

consists of water 80 per cent, dry al- greatest of schools, though it never several direct from Leghorn as quite popular.




State News.Mr. Our Rural Home.

H. W. Hancock is making Treasures.Last Talking ,

large shipments of pears. His or- Fourth, his kilts, long scorned, were
chard has to be more heavily proudly changedFor
proven little knee pants. "Now I'm big,"he Bicycles
fruited than he first thought, and he said;
is getting good prices for his fruit. And through curls, the day, fresh shorn of the gold

Others are also shipping quite largely. Went, like a downy ball, his boyish head. .

The pear crop is getting to be quite a "Oh, I's so busy," many times he lisped,
helper in matters here. It's a Standing a moment at my side, and then
money With fire crackers and small piece of punk. SEE THAT CURVE.
good crop.-Green Cove Spring. Held in his moist! warm hands,was off again.

The most remarkable yield we find And here and there,the crackers snapped and
out at the home of Mr. R. C. Hall, a whizzed;
Often with sly pretense of sudden fright -
mile southeast of town. He has six At their erratic course, I jumped aside,
Much to the laddie's wonder and delight.
trees of the Angel variety, four years
,- the past spring. Never before And oft with kisses I was urged to join,
Regardless of my graver years, his play;
have we seen such fruitage, all limbs To make the punk burn or to bravely touchA
bending to the ground with perfect string of fuses off-so passed the day. IT'S QUALITY THAT AIDS THEM TO

plump peaches, a most remarkable One pack left over for another Fourth;
Within this box he placed them, safe to TALK FOR THEMSELVESIT'S
yield for growing trees. From these keep),
six trees Mr. Hall has gathered forty- And here they are.huthis sweet.blessed hand
Will never wake their genii-charmed sleep.
six bushels, twenty of which broughthim
bushel the balance And of the grief to see them thus untouchedAnd
$1.25 per silent while the bitter tears outflow,
even dollar per bushel or over $50 And their red, pathetic rows rain down AIDS THE QUALITY.191bs.Keatines191bs..
Why,only mothers like bereft can know.
from six trees.-DeLand Record.
Thro' the turned blind I see the merry lads
For the past twenty years the people In all their play, as played mine own brave
: of Leon county have prided them- lad;
And happy mothers watch them as I watched,
selves upon the management of her And here, 1 sit alone bereft and sad.
financial affairs, and a reference to the
Oh, little bunch of crackers! for the love :
tax-sale notice on the first page, will Of the small hands that put you here to lie :
give ample evidence of the hopeful Waiting another year's bright jubilee, .
A king's great golden ransom cannot buy.
condition of the people of Leon
county financially. The State and -From Demorest's Magazine for July.

. county levy for the past year aggre- > 4

gated $32,517.28 in Leon county, out Woman's Rights in Love.Woman's .
of which the delinquent taxes amountto 4t 3OCS days ahead of them c&ii.*+
only $537.60 and more than half of rights Why the very ,

this sum will be paid before sale day. first right we expect is to be treated Art Catalogue 4 cents in Stamps.
We congratulate our people upon this better than anybody elsebetterthan
gratifying showing.Floridian.Since men treat each other as a body,
and better by the individual man KEATING WHEEL CO. HOLYOKE
the freeze thousands of Lee MASS.
than he treats all other women.' I
County's fertile acres have been cleared abominate the idea of equality and to
and set to trees of the citrus family, be mentally slapped on the shoulderand
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and still the good work goes on. Kell told I am "a good fellow." I
Bros., Boreland, Blake and others of shrink from the idea of independenceand Feeding the Sick. food look inviting by offering it with

Citra, Fla., and many outside parties cold, proud isolation with my :Matters which might seem trivial to the most attractive china obtainable,
have invested heavily in Lee county emancipated sister-women, who strug- a well person are often of the greatest and with only the cleanest of linen.

property, and all are improving it. gle into their own coats unassisted, importance to one who is confined to Food is often made unpalatable by
Prior to the freeze there were a num- and get red in the face putting on his bed with sickness. A careless or being too greasy. This is a com-

ber of small groves scattered throughthat their own skates, and hang on to a willful neglect of such details on the mon objection to meat broths. Mutton -
section, but no great fields had strap in the street car in the proud I part of the nurse may cause what little and chicken broths should alwaysbe
been planted by any individual. Now consciousness that they are independ. appetite the patient has to disappear, skimmed several times before theyare
twenty, forty, one hundred, two hun- ent and the equal of men. I never while on the other hand, a careful observance served. The last trace of oily
dred acre groves are common, with worry myself when a man is on his of them may encourage a substance can be removed by passing

increased acreage in the near future. knees in front of me putting on my genuine and pleasurable appetite. blotting paper or a bit of bread over

Tampa Tribune.On overshoes, as to whether he considersme Before offering the sick person the surface.

an invitation from Mr. R. J. his equal politically or not. It is food his face and hands should be When the appetite flags it is unwise -

Bannerman, who is supervisor ol Santa sufficient satisfaction for me to see bathed. to ask the patient beforehandwhat
Maria plantation in Gadsden county, him there. If he hadn't wanted to Punctuality and regularity shouldbe he would like to eat. Often it
belonging to the Owl Cigar Company, save me the trouble I suppose he as strictly observed in serving the is the unexpected which pleases.

I left my home in this county on wouldn't have offered. He may even invalid's meals as in giving him The smell of cooking and the noiseof

Thursday morning to learn all I could think I am not strong enough for suchan medicine.The the preparation of food should be

about tobacco. I arrived there about arduous duty. That wouldn't proper quantity of food to kept from the sick room, if possible.The .
I1 o'clock and found Mr. B. and his hurt my feelings either. I have an offer the sick and the extent of its nurse should not taste the food

assistants busy as bees pruning and idea that he likes it better to think dilution are matters requiring nice observation in the patient's presence or with his

housing tobacco. Such a sight as I that I cannot do anything troublesomefor and care. Milk, gruels, spoon, nor should she serve food
saw was a surprise to me, as I had myself than to believe that I could beef tea and stimulants should not with unclean hands.
visited the farm before, and the land get along perfectly without him. In be diluted to the extent of makingthe
being old and sandy, I had no idea fact-here's heresy for you, oh, ye quantity of the fluid so great that notice Patients these may details appear whereas too ill to
that such fine tobacco as I saw would emancipated-I do not lit the least the patient tires of swallowing, and frequently -
grow there. I came right out all at mind being dependent upon men- stops before he has obtained the required they are only too ill or too un-
of them.Youth's ;
complaining to speak -
once in view of a twenty-five acre field provided the men are nice enough.Let amount of nourishment.Hot .
of as pretty tobacco as was ever grownin them give us all the so.called foods should be served very : Companion.Mr. .
this country. The leaves are almost rights they want to. I shall never hot, and cold articles very cold; luke- ..

perfect and it stands about an averageof get over wanting to get behind some warm food is unpalatable. In serv- Hartman after the freeze, wentto
eight feet high, and it is estimated man if I see a cow. Let them giveus ing hot drinks or foods, the cups or Fort Myers and bought an orange
that it will make 1,000 pounds per a vote if they will. I shall wantat plates should be first well heated. grove on Orange river, which paid

acre. Mr. Bannerman has 103 acres least three men to go with me to Untasted food, dishes after use, or in dividends the first year 35 per cent.
tobacco on the farm and while the the polls-one to hold my purse, one half-empted cups and glasses should I while this season, with 2,000 boxesof
twenty-five acres is the oldest and big. to hold my gloves, and the third to I never be left standing about the sick fruit in sight, at a price of $2.50 to

gest the other is very pretty.-Talla- show me how to cast my vote.Lilian room. $3 a box on the trees, the crop will
hassean. Bell in Ladies' Home Journal. Equally important is it to make all pay for the grove. Tropical News.

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are an unfailing specific for such diseasesas used when a person is tired or exhausted -

An UnprecedentedGain locomotor ataxia, partial paralysis, St. from any cause, as the reac-
Vitus' dance sciatica rheum-
tion which the shock for
on depends
atism, nervous headache, the after effectof 4
in Weight, la grippe, palpitation of the heart,pale its beneficial effect, does not follow

and sallow complexions,all forms of weak- effectually when the system is tired. ?." .

ness either in male or female. Pink Pills "The result of a shower in such a

are sold by all dealers, or will be sent '
is be internal
A TRAINED NURSE GAINED FIFTY case apt to congestion, 1,4&
of 50 cents
postpaid on receipt priee a
THREE POUNDS BY USING A which may be disastrous. It does not
box six boxes for
or $2.50-(they are LINE
NERVE FOOD. never sold in bulk or by the 100)) by addressing follow, however, that a perspiring per- fI

Dr. Williams' Medicine Com- should not bathe until cooled off. Asa
One of the Most Remarkable Results on
Record. pany, Sceenectady, N. Y. matter of fact, if the person is not

... exhausted the fact that the are
From the Gazette, Yonkers, N. Y. pores
Domestic Hints. is rather advantageous than otherwise -
"Don't look much like a living skeleton
Shortest Quickest Most AttractiveIUTE
the reaction is enhancedand
now, do 11?>> And yet two years ago I BROWN BREAD PUDDING. as ,

weighed just seventy-two pounds," said Weigh six ounces of any pieces of will probably follow more ener-

Mrs. J. W. Coffey, of 55 Warburton Ave- stale brown bread you may have ; getically. A bath should never be
nue, Yonkers N. Y., to a reporter. And taken within hours of BETWEEN
two a hearty
break them into small pieces and put FLORIDA POINTS AND THE NORTH
we agreed with her, for she certainly
meal. The first effect of immersion
looked anything but a living skeleton, them into a bowl. Pour over them THE

but rather bore the appearance of a half a pint of boiling milk, cover the I in warm or in cold water is to seriously Florida Central and PeninsularNEW

plump and attractive lady in excellent bowl 1 with a plate and let it stand till derange the digestive process if

health and spirits. Continuing said: the bread is soft. Next put the breadin that is progressing at the time, and bya THROUGH ROUTES.

"I had lost my appetite and was wast- physiological effect that naturally New York to Jacksonville by
strainer it it
and let well
a press to New Florida Pennsylvania R. K. to Washington
ing away in flesh, losing some fifty -
pounds in a few months. Doctors said I get as dry as possible; beat it up well follows, to unbalance or derange the Northern and !Columbia, Southern Florida Railway Central to&

was threatened with consmption. I was with a fork and take out any hard whole nervous system. The result of Air Line. Peninsular to all principal

under what was regarded as first class pieces there may be in it. Add to it this is extremely dangerous to the points in Florida.

medical treatment, but it had apparentlylittle bather. There are numerous instances l Cincinnati to Harriman JuneCincinnati -
two ounces of brown sugar,the grated tion by Queen &; Crescent,
or no effect, for I kept getting of illness and even of death Harriman Junction
severe to Ashe-
rind of lemon two of sultanas -
a ounces
until I weak that I could
worse was so Asheville & I villeand Columbia by Southern -
caused while the stomachwas
not attend to my household duties and or raisins cut in halves, and a by bathing Hallway, and Florida

.could hardly walk. My husband and few drops of vanilla. :Mix these well full." Jacksonville j Central to Jacksonville.&;PensnsularCOlumbia -
everybody who saw me thought surely together. Now beat two eggs well Cincinnati to Jacksonville by
that I would die and there seemed The Rubber Industry.J. .
no Cincinnati Queen &; Crescent to Chattanooga -
help forme. and add them to the rest of the ingre- and Southern R'y to Ever-

"Tonics and stimulants and medicinesall dients. Butter a mold, put in the Florida}ette, Florida Central &; Peninsular -
Orton Kerbey proposes to makea Limited. to all important Florida
seemed useless, and I grew worse and mixture and steam for one and a half trip across the South American con- points.

worse until at last I resolved to seek hours. Then turn out on to a hot Kansas City Fort Scott &
some new remedy-one entirely out of tinent, from the Pacific Ocean, down Kansas City Memphis R.R.to Kansas Cit ,
dish and with hot melted but- and
the Amazon river to seed 1 to Birmingham, Southern Ivy
the usual line of nauseous drugs and procure Jackso'vllleThro!
German to Everette, Fla. Central ;
doses of stuff which seemed to take away ter or sauce. nuts of the india rubber tree, for Line Peninsular to all Fla. points.

what little relish I might perhaps other- SNOW-DROPS. planting in the Everglades of Florida, Louis to Jacksonville by
wise have had for food. A friend told Short Line to Du Quoin
One of butter two of sugar which he claims'are peculiarly adopted 1St.
me of some wonderful cures effected by cup cups Holly Sp'ga Central to Holly$J>'gs.
whites of five one small in soil and climate and from Koute. City, Memphis &; Birmingham -
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People eggs, cup to Birmingham,Sou.
and I bought a box. The effect from of milk, three full cups of preparedflour. moisture, fitted comparatively for J It'). to Everetto and F. C.&; P.

their use was noticeable: from the first Flavor with vanilla and nut- nothing else. The growing demandfor Sioux City &; Chicago to Jacksonville -

and soon appeared almost miraculous, megs. Bake in small round tins. rubber, for rubber tires for bicy- Holly Sp'gs. }Sp gM, K.,II O.}. M.Cent.& n.to to Holly Birmingham -
I t
for it seemed like the rais- .on e
pretty nearly cles and carriage wheels will be ever Sou. R'y to Ever-
ing of one from the dead."I PINEAPPLE PIE. ette and the F. C. &; P.

soon commenced to eat, somethingI A of a half of but increasing and gives promise for the Louis'ille &; Nash'illo to Rive
cup cup
had scarcely done before for weeks, sugar profitable investment of large capitalin New Orleans Junction. F. C.P.; only
ter, one of sweet cream, five eggs, To }route with through sleepers
and soon began to gain in flesh and an industry that can hardly be Jackgo'ville between New Orleans and

strength. I went one day to the doctor's one pineapple grated. Beat butter overdone, as the locality adapted to Jacksonville.The .
office and he was surprised at the changein and sugar to a cream, add beaten yolkof F. C. &; P. has 700 miles of track in
the of the rubber tree in the
growth Florida running through the
me for the better. I had to confess eggs, then the pineapple and cream Tobacco ,
that I had been taking the pills, and he and lastly, the beaten whites whipped United States is limited to a small Stock liegions Funning and Dairy Section,
was broadminded enough to advise me area. It would be well for the Agricultural Peach and Strawberry Lands,
lightly, Bake with under crust only. Orange, Banana and Pineapple Co\ntry,
to continue what was evidently doingme Department of the U. S. to Pho&phatelelt,

so much good. I took, i in all, six SANDWICHES. give some encouragement to the ex- Has the Silver Spring and

boxes, and increased in weight from 72 One pound of chopped chicken, periment of the introduction of the The Great Hunting Other Country.Fine Scenery.

to 125 pounds, which is my regular and (four butter salt and Beaches the Noted fishing Ground
ounces pepper, rubber tree into the Everglades of
normal weighl""Are Has the best lands for tillage, greatest vari-
you sure the cure is perma- once teaspoonful of pounded mace, Florida, and reduce the millions in ety of soils m the State,and above all .

nent?" half a nutmeg and a slice of ham. gold we are paying to foreign countries Runs over the Central Rldgeland

"Well, yes. My work is that of a Chop the chicken and the ham with for this indispensable product. Where It Is High and Healthy.
Prosperous towns fill its route and it offers
trained nurse, which means, as you probably the butter, and add the spices; poundto the best freight facilities for any produce to
know,irregular hours and at times the Northern markets.
thin slices of
great exhaustion. During the two years a paste. Spread on Deafness Cannot be Cured Send; also for tho best map of Florida (sent
since I have had bread. free) and note the towns on its route.A.O.MAODONELLG.P.A.
engagements -
my recovery many
local applications as they cannot ,
by ,
and through them all have CHOCOLATE ICING. Jacksonville,Fla.
continued in good health. I take pleasure reach the diseased portion of the ear. -
of four table-
in bearing testimony to the remark- spoonfuls Take one of cup water sugar, the, well beaten There is only one way to cure Deaf- The Fla. Cent. & Peninsular R. R.,

able power of this great medical discovery ness, and that is by constitutional rem-

1 know of other cures effected by white of one egg, a pinch of cream edies. Deafness is caused by an inflamed Offers to Shippers

it. A friend of mine suffered greatly at of tartar, and one ounce of un- condition of the mucous liningof The Shortest and Quickest Route

her monthly periods. One box relieved sweetened chocolate grated. Boil the BETWEEN
and three boxes:) cured her. But I knowof the Eustachian tube. When this
no case equal to mine, for my situa- sugar and water together the I tube gets inflamed you have a rum FLORIDA AND ALL POINTS IN

tion was ,critical, desperate and almost syrup will string when poured from bling sound or imperfect hearing, and THE EAST AND WEST.

hopeless; the end of a spoon. Stir the grated when it is entirely closed deafness is With Improved Ventilated Cars, this com-
into the stiff white of is better equipped than ever ever to
Mrs. Coffey has lived in Yonkers for chocolate egg to pany
the result and unless the inflammation
handle the Orange and Vegetable Crops,and
sixteen years, and for twelve years has which has been added the cream of be taken out and this tube restored insure close connections and prompt despatchto
followed the business of the can and Western Markets.
attending Slowly the boiling all Eastern
sick, excepting only the period of her tartar. pour hard all the syrupon time. to its normal condition, hearingwill Through cars to destination without

illness. She has hundreds of acquaintances the egg, beating I be destroyed forever; and nine change or delay.
Beat until the mixture begins to cool Perishable freight followed by wire and
and friends who know her to be cases out of ten are caused by catarrh, .
and then it be- shippers advised time passing various Junc-
capable and trustworty. Many of them and thicken, spread which is nothing but an inflamed con- tion points and arrival at destination.
know how very ill she was and how re- tween the layers of cake and on the All claims for overcharges and loss prompt-
dition of the mucous surfaces.
markable her The adjusted.
was recovery. pills Cultivator.
have a large sale in Yonkers and West- top.-American We will give One Hundred Dollarsfor See that your goods are markedvia

chester County, which will be greatly increased any case of Deafness (caused by F. C. & P. R. R.
' as their merits become better When And How to Bathe. catarrh) that cannot be cured by For information call on or address the un-

known, for they seem to be one of the Dr. Cyrus Edson, ex-President of Hall's Catarrh Cure. Send for circu- dersigned C. E. TAYLOR: ,Trav.A'gt.OcalaFla.

medical marvels of the age. the New York Board of Health writes W. B. TUCKER Gen.A'e't,Orlando, P1*.
lars free. *
0. M.HOLDEN,Trav. A
gt Lef'sburLFJa
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills contain, in a concerning bathing, Ladies' Home W. R. FULLER,Trav.AVt,Tampa Fla.
condensed form, all the elements neces- cold douche F. J. CHENEY & Co., Toledo 0. Or N.S. PENNINGTON,Traffic Manager,
Journal : "A or any Jacksonville,Fla.
sary to give new life and richness to the
blood and restore shattered nerves. They form of shower bath should not be 1 Sold by Druggists, 7 sc. W. H. PLEASANTS General Frelht.A81I

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prove a great benefit instead of ruin become steadily worse until toward CHERRY PLUMS Mr.W. L. Orangeof
and Fruit Grower
Florida Farmer
and disaster. We have proven one the close every body has become completely Mannville, sent a mail package of

A Weekly Newspaper published at 16 Main thing already, and that is that green discouraged and the market his seedling fruit, which he calls the

Street. Jacksonville.Fla. tobacco grown and cut in Cuba cane seems to have gone to the "demnition cherry plum. They were received at
) properly cured here. If that cane bow wows" as Mr. Mantillini would Lawtey, and were made into a cherry

> done and without the proper facilities pie, being as easily seeded as cherries
TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION for caring for it, why can we not say.The unfortunate condition of af- usually are; and all of the family old

Por One Year .............................f .oo cure our own tobacco grown in this fairs is not at all due to heavy re- enough to remember what a real .
For Six Months..1.00
In Foreign Countries ...................,... 3.00 country? For after all the great secret ceipts. Taking the four heaviest .. Northern cherry pie is like pronoun '
is in the handling and curing of consecutive weeks of the Norfolk ced this article nowise inferior.
in all cases cash in
advance. No discount allowed on one's it. I believe that Tampa's future is potato season, the past five years compare .

own subscription(except in a club), but to Brighter than ever." as follows: Gold Bugs.
all a liberal cash commission will qi... 4 week receipts Range of
he awed on all subscriptions obtainedby R. E. Cochrane & Co., received a fear. in June and July. for Prices All this talk about "gold bugs" and
them. Write for terms. 18D6 338,465) about silver "the man's
as mon-
car of peaches today from the Hale 1895 :337,086 $ poor
To every new subscriber we will send, Georgia Orchard Co., which came in 1891 ISm( 384,891 408.405! 'l5cif1.25 ey, is odious twaddle. The poormarl's

postpaid, a copy of Whitner's "Garden- a sterilized air car of the Perkins pat- 1883{) 307,678 : money is whatever he can, by
ing in Florida." For two new subscribers industry and hold of and
It will be seen from this that our i economy, get
ent, the N. Y. Fruit Trade Journal.
at $2.00 each we will send, says I
for the comfort of his
postpaid a copy of Moore's "Orange This is the first arrival by this new receipts have been below the average expend familyor
Culture." system, and on the condition of the while prices have ruled lower than invest in good real estate or lay
before away in a bank account. With the
Rates of fruit will depend largely the future ever recorded.
advertising on application.
exception possibly of a few of the in
check success of this venture. It does -*-.
Remittances should be made by away
satiable leeches of Wall
street nobody
postal note money order or registeredletter entirely with ice or refrigeration. The California Fruit Grower, after ,
I desires to the oldfashionedsilver
see good
to order of .
M quoting the remarks of :Mr. William I
FARMER AND FRUIT GROWER A recent copy of the Riverside Saunders as to the peculiarities of dollars, dimes and quarters
Jacksonville Fla. Press and Horticulturist in thrown overboard, and this Nation
summingup in different climates
oranges grown ,
the season's operations of the local which appeared in our columns a few bound down to gold monometalism.
There is no gold in the United
Fruit Exchangemakes the statement party
CONTENTS.GROVE weeks ago, adds: "It is well known
that the oranges of this year's crop,all that no variety of native orange tree States. But there is a party, or rathera

varieties together, had netted the has ever been found in California.All vast and increasing number, of pru-
AND' ORCHARD Dieback ; Our dent who think that this Govern-
box f. b. This is men
$1.30 a
growers o. varieties here have been
Troublesome Relations.The Ants. ..... 467
had better slow in
PINERy-The Porto Rico Variety ..... .. 4(8 no better than the Florida Fruit Ex- acclimated." It then administers the ment go mintingthe
LIVE STOCK Angora Goats ; The Heifer's change used to do in the years whenIt following rebuke to a class of misguided white metal. In 1851, accordingto

First Calf..................... .......... 468 had to meet the competition of all these ob- the figures of the director of the
Florida as a Sheep Country....... ......... .. 469 the world. This year, so far as California vious growers conditions: "Overlooking some of mint, the United States produced 2-, '
FARMER AND TRUCKER-Beans; Protective orange 661,000 ounces of gold and
is concerned the 40,000
Measures Against Cutworms............. 469 competitionof growers not only expose their trees to of silver of
half the world Florida i is ounces or 66.5 ounces
Big Ears of Corn; Pruning Tomatoes as a the dry and burning heat of the sun
Field Crop; Canaigre........... ..... ... 470 knocked out. in our clear atmosphere, but they I I gold to one of silver. In 1894 the
PouLTRY-Reply to Major Campbell (con- even cut away the inner twigs and I figures were 1,910,000 ounces of goldto
cluded); Poultry Hints The Leghorns... ounces of silver or one
; 471 There is a kind of guarantee whicha foliage of the trees that the 49,500,000 ,
OCR RURAL HOME Treasures (Poetry); fruit scorchingrays of gold to 25.9 of silver. This enor-
good grower can always avail of the
Woman's Rights in Love; Feeding'the sun may penetrate every
increase is for
Sick.................. ..... .............. 47a himself of, which will generally insure portion of the tree top, as if dry heat mous a cause congratulation
State News ................................... 472 him! _the benefit of whatever superiority and fierce light were prerequisites in for it assists in demonstrating
Domestic Hints; The Rubber Industry...... 473 his fruit may possess, and that is, the maturing perfect oranges." the wealth and greatness of this coun
EDITORIAL Prospects of Cigar Making in placing of his name conspicuously on try. But what foolishness to try to
Tampa; Shipping Fruit in Sterilized Air; each basket of the fruit. The :Michi force the mints to keep up with this
Fruit Received; Gold Bugs; Hand-picked Fruit Received.
increase The Government
with a club.... .. .... ................. 474 gan peach growers, some of the better cannot
Within the past week we have received compel the people to accept the silver -
Markets; Prepaying Chtrges Melons..... 475 grade of them, adopted this system
Weather and Crops;Government Report.... 476 last season, and were successful in the following samples of fruit, to carry it about; in spite of its

Silver; Florida-grown Tobacco............... 478 securing better prices for the for which we return thanks to the utmost efforts only about a ninth part
Facts and Figures. ........................._. 480 than their the most senders : of the silver holdings in this country
part, neighbors, as name
thus placed was looked upon by the PEACHES Mr. A. Grant Ferrier, of is in actual circulation. Why go on

We cannot impress upon our read : buyers as a certificate of quality and Sorrento, Lake county, sends us a transferring the mines of Colorado

ers too strongly the importance of quantity. It is said that the practicewill basket of yellow freestones, averaging and Arizona to the vaults of Washington -

curing the LeConte pear in the darkin be more generally adopted this fully as large as the famous Georgia: ?
Elbertas and scarcely inferior to themin This country is not so poverty-
order to enjoy it at its best. It is season.
not enough merely to gather the fruit .-.-*- quality. They were carefully stricken yet, thank heaven, that the

and store it away until it becomes There never was a time since the papered and packed and were in a laborer receives only nineteen cents

mellow; it should be excluded from beginning of the panic in 1893 when condition apparently to have stood a for his day's labor, as in silver Mexico -

the outside atmosphere as much as the people were closer in their pur- journey of a thousand miles. or seven cents, as in silver Chinaor

possible to preserve its plumpness and chases of anything that departs from PEACHES-A crate of honey seed India. When that day shall come,
juiciness. the most rigid line of the necessariesof lings, probably Oviedos, was receivedat if we are ever reduced so lowthen we

life. "The people don't want Lawtey from Mr. W. D. Griffing, may very well coin all our money of

anything," is the general remark of i of Macclenny, Baker county. They silver, or of copper, or even of iron,

Hon. John T. Leslie, Collector of the Jacksonville commission men; I are sweet enough to dispense with for the people will have no trouble to

Customs at the port of Tampa, in a "they are buying nothing but what me sugar_ ana 10 some tastes. this. is carry their wages in their pockets. 1

letter to the Providence, R. I., Journal they absolutely have to have from one objectionable, but with Jersey cream ...,. .

gives some reassuring facts as to day to another." This condition .is alone they are very fine and satisfac- "Hand-Picked with a Club."

the cigar manufacturers of that city. fully as marked in the North. tory. We prefer that our fruit should The following extract from a U. S.

He says that the proprietors, in an- Take this extract for instance, supply its own sweetness rather thanto Government bulletin is not flatteringto

ticipation of any trouble which might I I from The Producers' Price Cur- have it furnished extraneously by Northern fruit-growers, and we feara

occur, even in ordinary times carry rent of New York, of July 18th: means of sugar.PINEAPPLESA. little too flattering to Florida

enough tobacco in stock to supply "The market for southern potatoes half-crate of Red growers:

them from six to twelve months; but which, from the first heavy run of Spanish from a friend of the paper on "Picking and packing are matters

now, in view of the extraordinary sit- supply has been in such miserable Indian River. These were ripe when which require the personal attentionof

uation prevailing in Cuba, they have condition, has now fallen still more plucked-a treat that people not liv- the grower. These can not be
taken extra precautions and have on deeply into the "slough of the ,
despond. ing on famous river are seldom trusted to hired labor without strict
hand enough tobacco to keep their The condition of the trade is certainly able to enjoy. These, too, scarcely oversight. The peach should be
factories all employed from twenty to disheartening. Receivers have needed the
of sugar in the picked and packed as carefully as an
twenty-four months. He says in the been hoping that things would mend dish. Most commercial pines, being orange; should never be poured from
letter : "Some of our citizens madea before the end of the season and that will
shipped green, find a broken spotin basket to basket; should never be
bad break in publishing to the world shippers, and others inter- the teeth if
financially there is one anywhere, bruised in handling; should be care-
that if GeneralVeyler's edict were en- ested, would have a week or two of and set them on edge; but these did fully assorted by grades, and shouldbe
forced Tampa would be ruined. ]I decent prices at least. But instead of not. the finest
.. They were Red Spanish put up for market with an eye to
believe, on the contrary, that it will! getting better the circumstances have we have ever sampled. attractiveness, so that the best prices

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may be obtained. It is not strictly JACKSONVILLE, FLA. July 21. THE

proper, however, to put red nettingover FRUITS AND PRODUCE.
green fruit. There is just the FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF FLORIDA
Corrected Marx Bros.
and this ,
right time to pick for market,

is something to be learned by experience These are average quotations. Extra choice JdL2CKSoNVIILE.
lots fetch prices above top quotations poor
-a day too early and the peaches lots sell lower. The Oldest National Bank in the State.

' late and they are ........ .
are green; a day too Pears, Le Conte bbl .. .... :
' will be soft and Peaches,carrier. ....... ............ 5to1.5oGrapescrate
: overripe, and they ,............ ............ i.oo CHARTERED, 1874. CHARTER EXTENDED, 1894.By .
bruised and unsaleable before they Melons.... .. .......................... .8 to .10
; Pines,crate ........ ............. 2.00102.50 conservative yet liberal methods, this bank has achieved the highest reputation for solidity,
reach the consumer. No fruit requires Lemons Messina, box............... 300 strength and ability to meet legitimate demands.We .
and better judgmentin English Peas, dried bu... ...... .... 1.50 buy and sell foreign and domestic exchange on the most favorable terms drawing our own
greater expedition Peanuts best brand..... ............. .4X to ..5I % drafts on all parts of the world.
picking and marketing, and in these Cabbage. New York, each......... .08 We invite a visit or correspondence, looking toward business relations, assuring you that your
is in I'Potatoes Western, bbl .............. 1.30 favors shall at all times receive intelligent and careful attention
particulars the peach strikingly 5 barrel lots.......... ....... 1.20
contrast with the orange, which never Florida, not wanted.. ........ JAMES M. SCHUMACHER, R. C. COOLEY
Onions New Florida,crate.... ..... 1.00 President. Cashier.
worries the grower, but may be picked Egyptian 2 bushel sack.... 1.50

and marketed time from November bbl...... ... ...... .. ..... 2.50 Safe Deposit Boxes For Rent.
any Qggs.-.........-..-.. .-... 10
to April, barring accidents from

unexpected frosts. VEGETABLES AND POULTRY.

"In general peach growers in the Corrected by Davis & Robinson. FLORIDA FRUIT EXCHANGE.

Eastern States are very Yellow Yams,bush ........ .......... .40 .
indifferent-as to the manner of .....
Sweet .35 to 40 Growers for marketing Florida Fruit to the
Home Association of Orange
An Incorporated
market and the New bu. .75 CAPITAL 300000.:
shipping fruit to result ......... best advantage.-AUTHORIZED
Hubbard squash, bbl.. ..... 1.50 MATERIAL The Exchange is fully prepared to supply boxes and on
is that such fruit, while often of a Lettuce.doz. ..... .... ................ .25 to ,30 BOX Write for list- and terms. paper
order. price
Celery .. ......... ........--. .30 to .40
very superior quality, rarely brings as Egg Plants, bbl. ..................... 1.25101.50 -:OFFICERS :-
prices as inferior fruit put up Tomatoes crates ..................... .40 to .50 GEO. R. FAIRBANKS, President. C. F. A. BIELBY,Vice-President.
Sweet Pepper bu. .. .... ............. .75 ALBERT M. IVES; Gen'l Mgr. and Treas. M. P. TURNER Secretary.
with special pains to make it attrac- Green Beans,crate..... ......... .... 50 to .75 DIRECTORS-Geo. R. Fairbanks, Alachua Co.; E. G. Hill, Bradford Co.; Dr. E. E. Pratt
baskets in general use in I Turnips,bunch..... .......... ....... .03 to.06 Hillsboro Co.; John Fabyan Lake Co.;Hy Crutcher, Orange Co.;Dr.D.O. Davies Nassau Co.;
tive. The Pumpkins, each.... ................... .0510 ,to J. D. Mead, Duval Co.; A. Brady Brevard Co.; F. G. Sampson, Marion Co.; tj. V. Hillyer
the Eastern States are too large for Kershaws;each.... ...... ......... .0,1 to .10 I Marion Co.; John M. Bryan, Osceola Co.; Holmes Erwin. Putnam Co.; M. S.!Ioreman St.
Parsley per d.>z. bunches..... ...... .10 to .15 Johns Co.; C. F. A. Bielby, Volusia Co.;J. C. Pelot, Manatee Co.
retail trade. Growers of peachers on Green onions per doz.bunches..is to.25 Address all correspondence to the Florida Fruit Exchange,J Jacksonville Fla Stencils

scale in New Jersey, Delaware hot,bushel,................... 75 to i.oo with full packing and snipping instructions furnished on application.
a large Pepper
well cured Ib...................,. .25
and Maryland\ seem to think that they Sage Hens....... .-...__......-._...... .30
handle their vast quantities of Roosters........................--. .25
can not Half ........................... .15 to .20
fruit in small baskets. Growers in Turkeys grown., per pound gross;.. .......... .10 Genuine Paper-Shell Pecans 50 cts a pound.

have learned Ducks...................... ........... .25 to .30
Michigan\ and California Geese ..... .......................... .35
better, and send their fruit out in much New Beets, per 100 ..........m_ ....None.

more attractive form, the result being Cauliflower Watercress per doz doz......bunches...................None..None. cow PEKS: ,

better Florida Leeks doz bunches............... .25
that they get prices. Radishes per per doz.................... .10 to .20 All varieties at lowest market prices.
fruit also comes to market in good Cucumbers,crate...... ............... .50 to .75
I ...........
of 'New Potatoes,per barrel 1.50102.50
shape, and the Florida crate is one bushel ...... ......None. '
the best. The choicest grades of Spinach Cabbage.per Florida scarce... ......... 03 to .06 W will keeP Chickens Clean, a5c.a package.
dozen bunches........... 25 to .30 iiambsnl Death; ID Vise STOCK FOOD tee p a
peaches should never be sent to mar- Salsify Plums per per bushel............ ..... 60 to i.oo stock healthy and saves feed.S
baskets but each fruit Summer Squash, crate.. .50 to .75
ket in large Cantaloupes bbl................... 2.0010300 L. CAMERON, Seedsman,
should be wrapped separately and Lima Beans quart.... ...... ...... .10
sent with as much care as eggs if I Green Corn per doz.. ......... .... .7 to .10 Jaolcaotwille. 11orlds..

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the best prices are desired. For the -

canning house and the wholesale trade, New York Markets. Atlantic seaports, the officers all skillful, Bradley Redftt d. Eugene B. Rcdfltld.

and gentlemen in deportment, and fair ESTABLISHED 1871.
the Delaware basket is undoubtedlyone Domestic Fruits. and treatment is accorded all
of the most convenient forms for Jacksonville Metropolis.The REDFIELO" SON,
Pears-LeConte, Florida,fancy per bbl, patrons. -
shipment Inferior fruit should be 2.50 to 3.00; com. to fair 1.50 to 2.25; Metropolis is right, for the Clydes Commission Merchants

kept at home and dried or fed to the Near-by, cooking, 1.50 to 2.00. certainly run a fine service and every

pigs. The unprofitable handling of a Grapes-Niagara. S. C., 25 lb. case,1.50to care and attention are bestowed upon its AND -

of such fruit might be 1.75; Delaware, S. C., 25 lb. case, 1.50 numerous patrons. The ships sail from
large part Fruit Auctioneers
S. C. 25 lb. and Sundays.
to 2.00; Moore's Early, per Jacksonville Thursdays ,
avoied by thinning, as already sug case 1.50 to 1.75; Niagara. N. C. per car- Write to F. M. Ironmonger, Jr., Florida

gested." rier1.50 to 2 00; Niagara,Florida, fancy, Passenger Agent, Jacksonville, Fla., for loll Dock Slreetl'hUadelphfal'a.

.->-. per carrier, 1.50 to 2.00, inferior, per case, full particulars. We handle all kinds of Fruits and Vegetables,

The Kelsey plum bears abundantlyas !50 to 1.00; Ga. and Fla., common, per either at private sale(which has heretofore been
The 10-lb() basket, 15 to 20c. our custom)or by the auction system (recently
far south as Tarpon Springs. Muskmelons Md. and Del., Jenny Prepaying Charges on Melons. tdded to our business)as you may desire.
Truth described an orchard owned by 1.75 Baltimore
carrier 1.00 to
Lind ;

E. E. Johnson which is only five and per basket 1.00 Virginia Canta- A Boston letter in the Fruit Trade
Gem, per ; "Warm weather has SOMERS BROTHER & CO.
which is heavily bbl. 75c to 1.00 North Caro- Journal says ,
six years old very loupe, per ; caused a large consumption of watermelons PITTSBURGH, PA.
bbl 50c to 1.00.
loaded with fruit. lina, per think trade
can generally
and we
'Vatermelons-Stralgbt carloads, by all
We have had what is known inI I rail 150.00 to 200.00; Choice to fancy be called very satisfactory. The guaranteeing Fruits and Produce
.In toad Iota and smaller
the charges undoubtedly Baoelve and sell car
Florida the regular summer rainy season large, per 100, 16.00 to 22.00; small to freight of the receivers out of the quantt e4 all ProduoU of the Orchard,Q Jttenj;
remarkable fact that medium 100, 8.00 to 14.00. has kept some Dairy,Hennery and farm.
but a very per business. It have been a very wise
in FRENCH & Co. may Bend for our littto book"SogKMtion*to Bhrpp. rt,*VuketReporU
little water is yet found standing thing for them that the railroads askedit. ,Special Reference,Bt.eDclit.etc.,All trie.

the flat woods. Why even the oldest Market. The last l few years the transportation Inquiries and Correspondence Invited

settlers cannot understand it.-De- Pittsburg companies have obtained more profit -
: Florida pineapples are now selling free1 out of the handling of fruits and vege-

Land Record. ly as quoted. No others offering. Ba- tables than either the producer or com-

Watermelons are sold by some of nanas are plenty and active. Oranges mission merchant, having everythingtheir WORK

the grocers of Gainesville which and lemons are steady. own way, not willing to take very QUICK ,

should not be allowed within the city Pineapples, Florida, per crate, 5.00 to much risk. 4 > In selling and paying for Fruits and Vegetables -
6.00; per half crate, 2.50 to 3.50; pears, glad to acknowledge$ the > snipped to us is our motto. WE
small but We quite
limits. They are not only LeConto, bbl., 3.00 to 3.50; bushel, 1.00 are have been fair 4 > GIVE GOODS SENT US BY GROWERS
instances and hard. fancy yellow, railroad companies very FIRST PLACE BECAUSE WE NEVER
in 150 sweet potatoes,
green to
many ; of their movements
in a good many > BUY OURSE VItS. They are protected
Melons like these contain a case of bbl. 5.00 to 6.00; melons, per car,150.00 to no reason why they should not be : by our 40 years experience without defaulting -
inch. 20000 100 20.00 to 25.00; medium see > a dollar. Enquire as to our standing
; per chances of haulingof '
fever to nearly every square 10.00 15.00.SOMERS. willing to take a little > and financial stability which any bank or
small to
The sanitary committee, which has and Bno. & Co. the freight when everything is in > merchants having mercantile reports can
their favor. The farmer has to take > verify-then try: us-WE BELIEVE OUR
of such matters should inter- Send
charge all kinds of risks > METHOD WILL SATISFY YOU.
chances of profit and ; Stencil and
> your name for our quotations.
fere.-Sun. The Popular Clyde Line. the commission merchant receives the cards free. Letters promptly answered.

\Ve have been able to control tomato "The Clyde Steamship Line grows in goods, pays the grower for them, trusts
to his customers, takes the FRENCH & CO.
favor with Floridians. Scarcelya i them out ,
blight this summer by sprinklingthe popular be found that does not chances of getting his collection while
State can
vines with a solution of copperasand mention paper some of their respected residentsgoing I the transportation companies are entirely 116 Warren St. New York.
water; two pounds of copperas to or coming on the ships of this line. j[ safe and it does seem as if they could ESTABLISHED 18ss.I .

two and a half buckets of water.-De The reason of this popularity is because take a small share of the risks pertainingto

Funiak Breeze. the ships are the best entering South the business.




WEATHER AND CROPS. conceded that corn crop will be short; EVERY FAMILY

no fruit here; very few pears; hogs SHOULD KNOW THAT P 1 tash

For the Week Ending July 20th. doing better than usual.-J. B. Roach.

Precipitation- Pensacola-Too much rain; vege-

Over some of the counties border- tables becoming scarce in market; is a necessary and important
LeConte ripening fast fodder
ing on the gulf the.rainfall during the pears ; of fer
ruined but hay do ingredient complete
week has been excessive, and not only crop crop may yet
fairly well.-Thos. McMillan. tilizers. Crops of all kinds '
retarded farm work but increased the A
Northern District _
already appalling damage caused by : require a properly balanced

hurricane of the 7th inst. In many Bristol-Season continues good;

fields water stands in the furrows, too prospect for sugar cane and sweet

much for either cotton or corn. Ad- potatoes good; cotton not doing so manure.The

vices from some sections of Santa well; fodder pulling begun but bad BestFertilizers

Rosa county report excessive rains weather to save it.-J. D. McAliley.

daily. Rains have been generally McClenny Too much rainjground;
very remarkable remedy, both for IN.
badly distributed for there are por- thoroughly wet; water standing in TBRNAL, and EXTERNAL use,and won
tions of both west and north districts furrows. This will greatly injure derful in its quick action to relieve trcu.

where an increase of moisture would cotton which is already poor; bad Pain_Kill Pr" Thront.Is a sure cure Cnll.forbore! ...,

not be disadvantageous.Rain weather for saving {fodder; fruit in Chills Cholera, ,Diarrhoea and aU Bowel, Dfntntrrr Complailltl.Pain.KiJJerl ,. Cramp, f contain a high percentageof

conditions over the central abundance; pear shipments about TIIF. E'Trtm.
known for '1& Potash.
portion of the State were very satisfactory stopped.-H. L. Reed. Sickness, Sick HriKWhr, I'nia in the
Back or(Side, It Iaeu ilia I hlill and Neuralgia.vnqwttlonaMv .
as the majority of the reporters Huntington-Very little rain dur- Is the All about Potash-the results of its use
week week kill Pain 1:1I Killer REST: LIM.IIRINT. by actual experiment on the best farms in
remark that the week was a goodone. ing ; a good grass;
MA 0 E. It brings Judy and permanent trlirj the United States-is told in a little book
Highlands over the southern corn has eared better than it prom In all cases of Bruises. Cut, Sprains, which we publish and will gladly mail free
Herere Burns &c.PainaKiller
section need rain, although the demand ised a month ago; early planted cot- b tbe well tried and to any fanner in America who will write

is not serious. ton generally fruiting well; late planted trusted friend of I the for it.
Mechanic, Farmer Planter, "Sailor, and
growing slowly.-Benj. N. Bradt. In fact all classes wanting a medicine always at 93 Nassau St.,New York.
band and sale to use Internally or externallywith
Archer More sunshine and less
certainty of relief.
of the
Excepting portions western
rain has been favorable for all IS RECOMMENDED
and northern good. The districts counties, crop conditionsare the and enabled farmers to save much By Physician Mechanic,by,MUtionarict by Nurses in,Hotpitait.by Minitlert,by Why not be youriwn
hay.-W. C. Andruss. BY EVERYBODY.
western portion of the State through ) Middle-man
D* in KI-Jler ls Cbift In
which'the hurricane of the 7th passed, Central District: falll" iu a.'. and few v *ela
Ocala Moderate rains and leave port without a supply of It.j9f"No maker and
but between
plentyof Pay one profit
report crops about destroyed.One family can afford to be without this
Invaluable In t. house. Its user and that a small just one.
sunshine doing well remedy price brings
reporter states that the only pro. ; crops ; pros- It within the reach cf all, and it will annually Our Big 700 Page Catalogue and Buyers

duct not seriously damaged is the late pect for all crops encouraging except lave Beware many of times Imlt/lt Its cost ons.la Take doctors'none bills.but lha Guide proves that It's possible. Weighs

Cotton fodder cotton.Deshma.. genuine "PIEKY DAVIS." 2tf pounds,12OOHllustrJ.t1ons, describesand
peach crop. corn, ,
tells the one-profit price of over 40,000
pears, peaches, with thousands of Orlando-Plenty of rain and crops articles,everything you use. We send It
dollars worth of timber destroyed. It flourishing; good corn, hay and potato -i for 15 cents;that's not for the book, but
is estimated those crop assured. Tobacco, rice and Avon Park-High sand hill land in to pay part of the postage or expressage,
conservatively by and off idlers. You can't It too
need of rain. Flat lands are moist keep get
cotton doing well. Orange trees
living along the track of the storm quick.

that the damage to crops, town and making remarkable growth; conditions enough, orange trees and pineapples MONTGOMERY ARD & CO.,

interests will exceed $500- leave no room for complaint.J. .- doing well; Niagara grapes all shipped; The'Store of All the People

country Farm work M. Rice.Clermont. pineapples ripening and of excellent :11-116 Michigan Ave., Chicago
000. was suspended
where rains too and -Weather has been favor. qualities; sweet potatoes, peas and
were frequent, as
rice well. 0. -R. Thacher.A. \
a result grass is making rapid ad- able for all kinds of vegetation. Fod doing -

vancement. LeConte pears are ripen- der is being housed; some truck gar- J. MITCHELL,

ing rapidly, and the outlook for hay deners are plowing for fall crops of Observer.

over the gulf counties is good. Some tomatoes.-Dr. J. B. Rosenberg. The of in
owners orange groves,
Buda-Rain plentiful, but not excessive -
counties of the northern district make I lit
Alachua that
favorable ; crop conditions favorable; county, were temporarily Call Next Witness III!!!
very reports, particularly regarding destroyed by the freeze, had given up
sweet than usual
cane, rice and sweet potatoes. potatoes set all hope of ever bringing the trees to Name,J.W. Dewey residence, Cambridge,Mich,
out. Orange trees growing finely.- occupation,farmer. Bought 40 rods of Page in 1880gave
Too much rain as a rule for fodder
condition but since the ,
Proctor. a flourishing note payable in one year if perfectly
pulling. .aU fled. Paid note before due. May 21, '96,writes
Lake City-Good week for farm recent heavy rains set in, nearly every "10 years to-day since put up first Page." Holds all
Baker county reports too much rain, tree has sprouted, and in many instances his stock,had no repairs,and has now 500 rods in use.
work some fodder saved this week "
; ; See copy of his note and letter In the"Hustler.
and that cotton, which is already poor the trees have reached the height
corn crop practically made, which is PAGE WOVEN WIRE FENCE CO., Adrian,Mich.
will be injured. of ten and even fifteen feet. These
a -W. B. Knight.
Nearly all advices from the central poor crop. will bear in when with
. Eustis .Week and trees 1897, ,
dry rather
cloudy of the
The stock men of several
district favorable. Conditionsare
are everything favorable, Florida will havea
although ;light showers passed some lower counties held a meeting in Dade
especially so Orange county, large orange crop. The growth of
distance from here. All things
where corn, hay and potato crops are grow- i the trees in some instances is considered City and passed stringent resolutions
ing especially weeds and
assured, and tobacco, rice and cotton grass. phenomenal. against the practice of dealing in"burnt"

doing well. In Lake county some Orange trees making fine growth and .-.-. cattle, this being the local de-
the success of buds extra
good.-H. of stolen cattle.
. truck gardens are ready for fall crops W. 0. Margary. Pineapples are heavier and firmer

of tomatoes. Rains would be bene- Mascotte-No rain getting and sweeter than usual this season, The corn crop of west Orange

ficial over sections of the southern time ; very possibly owing to the continued rains county is a surprise to even the far.
warm ; good to pull fodder
district where pineapples and oranges tatoes fine and plenty planted ;corn po causing them to put on extra size and mers, who, during the early part of

." are doing nicely. Planters have be- cotton, tobacco fine; rice was; rust, weight. On that account shippers find June, predicted its utter failure in

gun to fertilize the former.CORRESPONDENTS' struck during rains of two weeks the half-barrel size crate a great con- many instances. The rains whichset

REMARKS. Cane and peanuts good ago. venience in handling:{, with much less in soon afterwards have wrought a

Western District: trees made fine growth very in March; orange and danger of the fruit becoming bruisedby marvelous change and the yield of

rough in this size crate. corn will be heavy, nnd since
usage very
this month fine i
:Milton The fearful storm of 7th ; sotue fruiting orange
being steadily made the is large the result is
Shipments are : acreage ,
destroyed at least 50 per centum of trees, peaches, pears and plums were I
and will continue for the Re-
the corn, if not more; other crops are not injured by the storm.-D. H. Ro every day sometime more satisfactory.-Orlando
. yet.-Ankona item in Florida: porter.
damaged from 40 to 75 per cent. The senberg. '

loss, as a whole, throughout the coun Southern District: Star. _....-. I' From all directions comes the grat-

ty, cannot be estimated. Fruit trees Jupiter-Planters are fertilizing and Who says the people of Orange ifying news of a marvelous growth be-

damaged 25 per cent., and gardens all working pineapple plants and grubbing county are busted, when the F. C. & ing put on by the orange trees, and

ruined. Rains every day this week, new land. Young orange trees, P. railroad alone sold between $500 another such summer as this will bring

damaging everything.-G. W. Curtis. lemons and banana trees are growing and $600 worth of excursion ticketsto hundred of groves into bearing.Orlando -

Waukeenah-Storm of 7th light quite well.-J. W. Cronk. various points in the country yesterday Reporter.

here; did no damage except to bend Myers-Not quite so much rain but ? The Plant system also sold Many of the property owner De-

corn some; cotton seems to stand the too much for most of trees plantedlate a good round number.-Orlando. Land are doing away with fences
rain better than ever before. It is this spring.M. M. Gardner. Sentinel. .I around their premises,




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EVEfi Tips Has ITS SOt OWS HOME GROWN STRAWBERRY PLANTS. a thousand.FOR SALE.A liberal 100,000 discount -

for large orders W. H. Kemp, Lawtey,
And andhisslster Fla. 7-25-3

the. PATRICIAN CRACKAJACK II the ladles favorite

HaV'e TRIED TIME'a9 TEMPE1" Jackson & Perkins, Newark, New

...... More than all the rest. York, or to Japanese Tree Importing Company,
and SuckersOf Kobe, Japan for photo etc., of only one exist-
ing. We wish to make arrangements for its sale
In the United States. Cions sent safely by mail
the Following Varieties of any Japanese fruit trees. 7-18-2

plants,two years old, 10 cents each.
Tea plants, two years old, 10 cents each. Camphor
ABBAKA, PORTO Rico, EGYPTIAN trees, two years old.50 cents each. New-
nan and Wilson strawberry plants $t.oo per
QUEEN, GOLDEN QUEEN, RIPLEY thousand. T. K. Godbey. Waldo, Fla. 7-1 -3CIONS

XAMBUCO I AND RED SPANISH. New York, wrote us: "The tin
can of cions reached us in fine conditionfreshand
, Apply to bright as if just cut." Japanese Tree Im
porting Company, Kobe, Japan. 7-18-3 i. 1

to fill orders by the 2oth of July. One
Or to Dollar per thousand. B. F. Arnold, Candler,
Florida. 711.3FANCY


J ." West Palm Beach, Fla Stock and Eggs for Sale. State Agent
g =::; for Lee's Lice Killer ; circulars free. Local
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J; -i., J ,-'-...-".-. .. ; Agents \\anted. Albert Fries, St. Nicholas.
. 7-n-3
It is built on a gold basis and is one of the Everlasting kind for"in union there is

strength also beauty of design and perfection of markmanship. SEvERAL THOUSAND. Write for SOUR particulars SEEDLINGS Wm. A.

There are a few other makes as good but None Better, they can't be made. ; ': Crane, Alva, Lee County, Fla. 73TILGHMAN'S

Ride a Oraclca; : ick II
And pedal through life easy, it's the next thing to flying, so join the Bird Gang. make any animal eat. WiU keep chickens
INGRAM Jacksonville Fla. been properly handled, being cut too healthy. Sample package by mail 35 cents.
J. W. -
Agent, green, and was not pronounced very Wm. G. Tilghman, Palatka, Fla. 7-11-10

But the second the finest
good. was SALE-Parson Brown buds from

Silver. must admit that I have proven his that can be grown anywhere, some- FOR budded for us in 1876, by Capt. Car-
him to be from the
Editor Farmer and Fruit-Grower : theory or deductions are wrong. But thing the world cannot beat, includ tree.ney, guaranteed Said trees by are quite full of fruit, many parent of
In your issue of July nth, you do them showing li.tle damage from the freeze.
he gives us more of the same kind : ing the famous Vuelta Abajo district.
not reply to :Mr. W. C. Green, as you Price five dollars per thousand, July 1St. Ad-
He dont the The leaf has a splendid body is per- dress Capt. F. II. Lytle
have heretofore times in such govern-
at cases. E.J.Lytle.
If had done I would not ask ment base its bonds on metal," and fectly smooth and glossy, and looks 7-4-4 Stanton on Lake Weir, Fla.
you so,
the equal of the finest leaf we have
further he "Said bonds
on : are
space to comment on his article, at says THE TRUE CUNNINGHAM OR-
seen that comes from Cuba. The FOR
this time. I think :Mr. Green makesa based on nothing in the world but the send f 5.00 per 1000, 75 cents per 100
good faith of the government and the cigar we smoked, barring the new (boo at looo rate), to J. R. Cunningham, El Do-
mistake that is whichis .
very common; ado, Fla.FOR
taste usual with all new tobacco, was
American Well this faithin
and contend that certain people. ,
to assume the amounts to this of the finest flavor and the ash left is SALE. 25 ACRE LE CONTE
important facts or events are or were government Grove,trees set twelve years;right on
due He that it will redeem those bonds in of the leaden color so highly prized by the railroad. Five acaes of it in the corporate

solely"The to some of the one depreciationof cause. com which is not depreciated. So it .connoisseurs in the art of smoking.The limits Fla. of Monticello, Fla. Box 524, Jacksonville,
samples sent had only been
silver is due to its de seems the buyers of these bonds are
solely being
pole dried and before it is the finished AND COMMON PINEAPPLE
satisfied with their metal
monetized." Now the truth is that basing on FANCY .
Forty acres to sdect from. Also
of the nations demonetized silo and have looked into the matter as article has to be placed in what is pineapple and lemon land on R. R. with beautiful .
many I called the pillow for forty days. It river front. James Holmes, Jensen, Fla.
Mr. Green has
ver because it had depreciated, carefully as as 5-30-3mBUDWOODJAPPA.
here undergoes a sweating in
interested than he could be process
were more
which is different view of the
quite a
which the defects if are devel- HOMOSASSA, CEN-
in the matter. let that. any,
It be that Finally me say
Mediterranean Sweet
matter. can easily proved ,
the of the of every material statement and deduct. oped. If the leaf comes out clear of Old Vini Magnum Bonum,Maltese Blood,Washington -
cheapening processes and the veins dry regularly it Navel,Majorca Nonpareil, Maltese Oval,
spots, ,
producing silver did have much to do ion of :Mr. Green seems to me to be Ribbed DuRois Orange Lake and Eureka, Genoa
fallacies than those he com- is pronounced good, and is packed Lamb, and Sicily Lemons at $5.00 per i.coo,
with its depreciation. I hope my greater ready for use.Ve shall await the or 75C per 100. DuRoi Blood Amory's Blood,
friend Green will over his habit of plains of. When people come to Pierce's Ruby. Parson Brown, Dancy Tangerine
get these matters and thor second process in the manipulation of Mandarin and Royal, Improved, and Seedling
attributing great results as being due study calmly Pomelos, and Mammoth Shaddock, are|i oo per
and look I' oughly they will not accept such the Fort Meade product with anxiety.If too straight. W. K. Trimble, Braidentown,
solely to some one cause,
Manatee Fla. 7-18-lf'
Florida can produce a tobacco County
Mr. Green's and those
into the matter before teachings as ,
deeper assum-
equal to the Cuban article, she will
like him. I feel unkindness for
ing to teach others on matters so important no \rUKSKRY TREES WILL HAVE 20,000
him or them, but I do think they have a decided advantage over the 1.1 budded trees of the most popular varietiesfor
delivery this fall and winter. Send in
:Mr. Green the first $60,000,000 should be more careful in forming and Island. There they can only grow one orders now, and be sure to get what you want.your
says crop a year, because of the excessive Pric s and particulars on application. W. K.
of paper money issued by the U. S. expressing opinions. Trimble Braidentown, Manatee County, Fla.
heat in the summer. But Florida can
W. E. DRISCOLL. 7-i8-tf
tender and for
was legal
government ,
:Manatee Fla.Florida. grow two crops a year, and at Fort
that below and Nunan, Bessie, Cherokee, Colum-
cause, was never par, GENUINE
S. Meade the second crop will be plantedin Michel's Early. Stevens
that "basing paper money on the August. By December it will be and Jefferson Strawberry Plants, per 1,000, )t.oo.
metals other valuable Grown Tobacco. JULIUS bciiNADELBACii: .Lock Box 4,Grand Bay,
precious or
any ready to harvest. The people of the Ala.
thing is one of the most singular and de- The first samples of the cured to-
colony are enthusiastic over the
structive fallacies and superstitions of bacco grown by the Fort Meade pres- STRAWln Ult}' PLANTS.-NOW IS
ent results, and are preparing to put set for good runners. I have too,-
this age." Now what will he say colony, were received in this city yes in in the 000 Alabama Newmans and 5000 Clouds
a large August. By
when I tell him those first $60o oooo, terday, by one of our largest cigar acreage cheap for cash. G. W. JENNINGS, Lawtey,
spring planting they will put in several Florida. 3-7-4UORSALEforcash.timeortiade.orangegrovei
were not legal tender, and did not manufacturing concerns. The Tri-
hundred acres, and the surrounding
fall below par because they were bune man had the pleasure first of examining will ,
I country planting be heavy.- fruit and timber lands. E. RUMLEY, Keuka,
these and
redeemed the United afterwardsof
promptly by samples, [Tampa Tribune."CENTAWORD". Fl*. 3-II-l6t
States in coin, which was the most smoking a cigar made from the

practicable kind of basing on the Fort Meade leaf. The agriculturaleditor FOR SALE Two Leon county farms 480 acres
COLUMN. 390 acres. Excellent for stock: raising and
precious metals. of the Tribune makes no pre. tobacco growing. W. B. Clarkson Jacksonville

But when the government ceased to tensions as an expert on the weed, but PLANTS-STANDARD VAR. Fla. 8-24-tf

redeem its notes on presentation, he has smoked like a tarkiln for the "QTRAWBERRY ieties. $1.25 per 1000. Pure, vigorous, well- CITRUS NURSERY TREES AND BUDWOOD

though made legal tender they began last twenty-five years, and when it rooted; packed to carry fresh across continent. Parson Brown Stark's Seedless,
Raised specially for Florida planting. Practical Jaffa, Tangerine, King, TardiS, Grape Fruit,
immediately to depreciate. All of comes to the flavor of the weed we treatise on Berry Culture free to buyers. Cata. villa Franca Lemons and other varieties,
logue free to alL S i oo( in prizes for largest berry. such as Nonpareil, Majorca, St Michael,
these facts the of who
are exact reverse our say. gentleman O W. Blacknall,Kittrell, N.C. 7-25-6 Malta Blood and Centennial. Address, A. L.

what Mr. Green claims both as to actual received the samples produced a letter Duncan, Manager, Milwaukee Groves and Nurseries
I HAFOR SALE SMOOTH CAYENNE, Dunedin, Fla. 8-17-tf
occurrences, and his deductions.If saying one had been grown and ma- Queen,and Abbaka Pines, a limited supplyof

he claims his statement of facts nipulated by a Florida farmer and the Boone's Early budwood a few hundred Orange
and Grape Fruit trees budded last year, IRRIGATED GROVE- 100 acres to years set
proves his theories, then when I show other by the expert of the Cuban col- and the famous Free-stone Peen-to Peach trees. treesj;50 in other fruit trees, etc.
Write me for prices before buying. C.A. Boone, For sale at a sacrifice. Address"1',"The Palms,
the facts are exactly the reverse he ony. The first mentioned had not Orlando, Fla. 7-25-6 Lane Park,Lake County, Fla. 4 ,rytp _


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&& The magificent Steamships of this line are appointed to sail as
follows : 4./
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Pier 35, North IUver-5 P. ::1\\[.
Kansas City..... ............................l.................. .................Thursday July 2
City of Augusta .... .... ................................. ... .......... .. .. Saturdayjuly 4 .
City of Birmingham. ...... .... ... .... ........... ................... ... Tuesday.July 7
I Tallahassee ... ...... ..... ...... ..............................................Thursday July 9 4'Of 4'
Kansas City............................................................. ..... .. Saturday July II U frct
City of Augusta ...... .... ........... .............. .. ............ .. ..... Tuesday July 14
City of Birmingham ................. .................... ... ....... ...... Thursday.Juty 16
Tallahassee .......... ..................................... ... ................. Saturday,July 18 rl Z 11k
Kansas City.... ............................................ ............ ...... Tuesday,July 21 d (tca
City of Augusta ............. .. ...... .............. .... Thursday, July 2j ( aA
City of Birmingham.e...... .. .................. ................. ........ .... Saturday July 25
Tallahassee ............ ............. ....................................... .. ....Tuesday,July 28
Kansas City ..... ..... .. ...................... .............. .... .......Thursday.july30
G.M.SORREU- Manager, New Pier No.35, North River.

Lewis's Wharf-3 P. M. Finest Cuisine and Service. Xo Transfers Between Jacksonville and New York
Chattahoochee....,.................. ...............,...... ................ .... .Thursday July 2
Gate City ...................... ................................... ............ Thursday, July 9 The Fleet is composed of the following Handsome New Steel Steamers:
Chattahoochee............ ....... ...............................................Thursday, July 16
Gate City ............................................ .............. ... .. ...... ....Thursday July 23 Comafl he". "Cherokee Seminole!
Chattahoochee............... .i... ................ ....... ...... ............ ...Thursday July 30 (new), "Algonquin, Iroquois, )
RICHARDSON & BARNARD Agents, tewi '. Wharf -


Pier 39, Delaware Avenue. Steamers are appointed to sail according to'the tide.

City of STEAMER Macon: (freight only)........................... ............... .. ...... .... Monday, July 6 From JACKSONVILLE FLA., (calling at Charleston), ..............Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursday
City of Macon (freight only) .............. .... .............. .. ...... .,.. .... Wednesday,July 15 Brom CHARLESTON, S. C.,.................. ..... ............ .....Mondays,Wednesdays and Fridays.
1 City of Macon\ (freight only;). .. ......... ............. ... ...................Saturday July 25 For hours of sailing see "Clyde Line Schedule of Jacksonville and Charleston daily paper*
M. C. HAMMOND Agent, 13 South Third Street.


((00 Meridian) Time-aa below. are appointed to sail from Pier 29 East River, New York at 3 p.m., as follows:

Clyof Birm'gh'm..ThursdayJuly 2, 9.00p.m. City of Augusta.... Saturday,July 1810.00 p. mr CHARLESTON, S. C.. ...........................................Mondays,Wednesdays and Fr.days
Tallahassee....... Saturday,July 4', 10.00 p. m. City of Birm'gh'm.. Tuesday,July 21, 3 co P m. For JACKSONVILLE,FLA., (calling at Charleston)........... ......Mondays.. Wednesdays and Fr days .
Kansas City ... .. Tuesday 7, 3.00 p. m. Tallahassee......Thursday( ,]July 23. 6.oop.m.
City of Augusta. Thursday, July 9, 6.00 p. m. Kansas City...... Saturday,July 25. 7.00p.m.
City of Birm'gh'm.. Sat'day| ,July n, 6.00 p.m City of Augusta. .... Tuesday,July 28, 6 oo p. m,
Tallahassee.. .. :. Tuesday, July 14 800 p. m I City of Birm'gh'm.Thursday July' 30 S.oop.m.SAVANNAH CliVDE'S ST. tJotitlS. tIVEt lkltlE
Kansas City... ... Thursday July 16, 9.00 p. m.

((90 Meridian\ ) Time-as below.
Palatka Enterprise Fla. antI Intermediate
Jacksonville Sanford ,
Gate City..... .......Friday, July 3, io.oo a. Chattahoochee .......Friday,July 24, 6.00 a.m. ,
Chattahoochee.. ...Friday, July io, 6.00 a, m'l l Gate City.... .... ....Friday,July 31, 10.00 a.m. Landings on the St. Johns River. -
Gate City............Friday, July 17 Io.oo a. The Elegant Iron Side-Wheel Steamer"EVERGLADE

((90 Meridian\ ) Time-as below.
City of Macon....... Friday,July io, 5 oo p. m.1 I I City of Maconl..... Thursday July 30 9.30 a m. Is appointed to sail from Jacksonville, Tuesdays and Saturdays at 5.00 p. m., and from %
City of Macon.. .. .Monday,July 20, 2 30 p. | Sanford on Mondays, and Thursdays at 5.00 a. m. .
W. K.ARNOLD, G.T. P. A., ALTaR HAWKINS, Fla. P. A., W. J. FARRELL, Sol. Agt.,
Jacksonville, Florida. SOUTHBOUND. NORTHBOUND.

Savannah Gs. Pier 35 North River, New York. Leave ...... .................. .Jacksonville........... ...... Arrive 3.3oa.m.
33op.m.m. ................. .... Palato................... ...... Leave 9.00p.m.
U 8-45 a.P m. ....................... ... .Astor............................ ,. ..00 p. m
.I 3.00 st. Francis......................... 2.30 p.m.
W. A. BOURS. ESTABLISHED 1875. J. B. BOURS. .........4.30.. ..a.....:............................ Beresford ............_.?...- ..... .". 1.30 p.m.Sanford. .
Arrive 8.30a.m. .............. .... .... .........._. ........._ _.. 9.ooa.m.
.. a. m. .................... .... Enterprise................... ...... :: 93Oa.m.
WILLIAM A. BOURS & CO. .........9.25.. .... ......................SO. Fla. R. R. Wharl... ............... 11.00 a, m.
General Passenger and Tioket Offioe, 204 West Bay St., aoksonvill

Grain Garden Seeds and Fertilizers A.J. COLE Pas neT Agent 5 Bowling Green, New York.
M. H. CLYDE Asnstant Traffic Managers Bow ing Green, New York.THEO.0. .
M\JMlf Traffic Manager 5 Bowling GreeD, New York.F. .
Jr., Florida Passenger Agent, 204 West Bay St., Jacksonville Fla.
JOHN L. HOWARD Florida Freight Agent foot Hogan Street,Jacksonville,Fla.
J. A. LESLIE, Superintendent, foot Hogan Street Jacksonville. Fl*.

We Handle Only the Best and Most Reliable Seeds. A Comple Stock of WM. P. CLYDE &, CO., Genl Agents,

II South Delaware Avenue Philadelphia. 5 Bowling Green, New York.
Hay, Corn, Oats, Flour Bran, Wheat, Grits, Meal,

Cotton Seed Meal, Both Bright and Dark. HEADQUARTERS FOR HIGH GRADE



Tprt-Illen Pertiliier Co. NITRATE SODA,

Star Brand Fertilizers, MURIATE OF POTASH, 4-Farmers and Truckers are requested to send for mj price-list of Field and Garden Seed

1,000 bushels Texas Red Rust-proof Oats, 75 cents per bushel; Alfalfa or Lucerne as cents per
GUARANTEED ANALYSIS. SULPHATE POTASH pound; Rescue Grass,30 cents per pound.WILSON.

Orange Tree and Vegetable KAINIT, Etc P. F. SEEDSMAN

FERmT &. ,
These Fertilizers have no superior b the market and A trial will convince.'
Bead for Catalogue fret. GAINEBVILLE, FLORIDA. ,

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Facts and Figures.We Jesup comes 7iI''under: the rulings of the "

Interstate Commerce Commission,
have made our charges specifically while the distance covered over' the THE "DAISY" PLOW1

against the Plant System be- Florida Southern is absolutely with-

cause it is a system that we are de out any legal restraints in the way of

pendent on for transportation, and rates.

also from our experience with which, .
The Charlotte Harbor Division of
both as a receiver and shipper of
the Florida Southern from Bartow
; freight, places us in a position to know Punta Gorda shows up about as inter-to An Implement That Every Gardener and Strawberry
just what we are talking about.
esting a lot of figures in the way of Grower Should Have
In the course of our business rela-

te tions with the Plant System we have discrimination against towns tfiat .can

accumulated some interesting figures not help themselves through,Competition .
have heard of. Rem '
as we .
.' which we present to our readers here, V>
ber that the are non
figures following
and if shipper will after reading .
any -
line of road. 'V "lake
a single .
II them, say that he does not favor a "
firstclass ?:
.X;railroad commission for Florida, we rate on freight. .., .
Miles Rate 100 Ibs
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will willingly pay his fare to the near- Ft. Meade to Bartow, 11 11 cents .
est insane asylum Zolfo Springs 28 63 cents ,
Arcadia 48 62 cents :
,'. ?.it In the first place we charge that Ft. .. 53 66 cents
Ogden M "
59 34 cents S
-v w- the railroads 'much in
charge more "
Punta Gorda 74 cents V
.M for handling vegetable :
We want the Citizen to tell us why
shipments from the locaLpoint to the V"V"V
Arcadians to twice much V"r
ought pay as
basing point in Florida than from the
for miles the
shipping goods 48 as :
:iii basing point to destination. Let us .
shippers of Punta Gorda have to pay
; see whether the rates of the Plant
for them the rail-
shipping over same
System do not bear out our assertion.
.. road 74 [miles. Does it not look to
Using Gainesville as our basing
S DeSoto friends that the
our County
point the rate to New York on
tables standard vegetable crate of Plant System ought to have a bridle Im "
per tJ" ;
it in the of effective
put on shape an
50 pounds is 3734 cents. The distance -
Railroad Commission that would-
(from Gainesville to New York t' ,
rect such abuses. .*
is about Iron miles and for the above

distance we do not consider the above Still using firstclass rate we find The best Tool for intensive culture ; saves the expenses of. a horse;

rate to any extent extortionate. But that the rate (from New York to Punta does the work just how and where you want it done. .

now let us see how the Plant System Gorda is $1.67 per 100; Interlachento
," Punta Gorda the rate from
and the be- $1.52,
.. squeezes tween the local gouges point and grower the basing New York to Interlachen being $1.21. Thousands of acres of Truck and Strawberries are cultivated entirely by hand.
This little plow baa been perfected with.special reference to Florida use and
New York to Arcadia is $2.10
point of Gainesville. per with the.assistance and suggestions of Florida growers. = .
From Altoona, Fla., 96 miles from 160, while from Interlachen it is

Gainesville the rate is 12 cents. per, $1.82. In this connection it is inter- .

crate; from Grand Island, 87 miles, esting to note that the express rate Four Points and a Wrench Go With Each Plow. .
to Arcadia is
12 cents ; from Arcadia, 225 mile, 2? $1.85,being

cents ; Astor, 114 miles, 10 cents ; but 3 cents per 100 more than freight.

Boardman, 18 miles, 10 cents; Citra, Another example is given in the Given with this paper to our subscribers for one year for $5.00 f. o. b, at our

28 miles, 10 cents ; Bartow, 177 miles following. Rate on peas (fifth class) Store-room. .

._ 15 cents; Rochelle, 9 miles, 8 cents; Punta Gorda to New York, 1300 FARMER. and FRUIT GROWER,

Leesburg, 75 miles, 12 cents; Evin- miles, rate 86 cents per 100 ; Inter-
lachen to Punta Gorda miles ...
ston, 17 miles, 10 cents; Interlachen, 250 .

J: 31 miles, 10 cents; Oliver Park, 2 rate 95 cents per 100. N. B. Special low rates given for Pony, Clipper and Hammock Plows in connection .

: i i: miles, i4 cents. Every statement given here is fact. with the paper. Write us for terms. .

These are a few samples taken from These figures as to distance and rates

.' local points throughout the state for of the Plant System are taken direct i

,. which Gainesville is the basing point. from the printed tariff schedule issued V y

,: The.. points that Jacksonville and by the Plant System. We have care- WHY ?
a. \*
f-r: Sante Fe Junction are the base pointfor fully accumulated evidence as to, these \. r

J show the same proportion. discriminations and the public now Go,oil "Niggering the Corn off the CobBlistermg your Hands and

f V Using ,Leesburg as an example we .has it before them. Will any one say Wearing the Skin off? Buy a

find that the shipper of vegetablespays now that the Ruralist lied or abused

12 cents for 75 miles haul l against Mr. Plant when we depicted himas "CYCLONE" CORN SHELLER.
an with Florida in its
37/ cents for uoo miles haul. If octopus

the rate from Leesburg to Gaines clutches. SEVERAL REASONS WHY YOU

ville was in the same proportion as These discriminations are a serious 1 SHOULD HAVE ONE.

the rate beyond, the grower would matter. It'is in your power to stop -

about 254 cents crate insteadof them if you will go to the polls next
pay per ; It is
dS fully warranted
against breaking or get
12 cents as at present. Is this not October and cast your vote for mem- f ting put of order by any fair usage.

something for the trucker to .think bers of the legislature, regardless of: It takes less power to do the same amount of
their affiliations who know' work ,than any other machine of its size ever
about? party you y made.

Another instance that has come to will carry out your wishes for a rail- There is no time lost after you are through
i shelling by picking the cobs out of the shelled
road commission that will have the i
our notice recently is on watermelon corn.,as the machine takes the corn all off the
shipments. A car of melons went power to correct such abuses. I cob. : = the cob on around and throws it off at the back.
We have not attempted to give but
from Interlachen to Atlanta. The
By a little practice with it you can easily shell
rate to Atlanta on it was i6j cents a few samples of these rates. If we z one bushel of ears in about win minutes or less.
The sheller is small but it do the work of
took them all should
we have to occupy -'
per 100 pounds. Out of this the many a larger machine.
Florida Southern (Plant'System) gets the whole of this issue to con- The spring can be adjusted to any tension required
tain them.Is f and can be loosened when not in use,thus
5 cents per ,lOa pounds for a 31 mile avoiding any chance of its giving out.

haul. From Gainesville to Jesup, there hot food for reflection in A sheller wrench accompanies every machine.

Ga., (also Plant System) they get these figures? Is there not room for .
The manufacturer: of this machine b rated In the Commercial Agencies at $125.000 and is .
51-5 cents for a 193 mile haul, while action at the coming election?- So personally known to the Editor to be a responsible man. The "

the balance of the Ruralist. JII
amount goes to an- "
other road to Atlanta. Does it not .'- -- '

strike the reader that the grower on Not a single case of serious illness is not a worthless claptrap affair,but has genuine merit. t 4
I Retail price $3.00. Given with the paper one year for $4.00 or as 'premium for three new ,
\ the 'Florida Southern was being I has originated here and no death has subscribers at f 2.00 each. Address all orders to !

\' charged on the basis of all he could occurred within the past twenty years.St. FARMER AND FRUIT GROWER '
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stand. The haul from Gainesville to .- Francis Facts.
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