Florida farmer & fruit grower
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00055765/00109
 Material Information
Title: Florida farmer & fruit grower
Uniform Title: Florida farmer & fruit grower (Jacksonville, Fla. 1893)
Alternate title: Florida farmer and fruit=grower
Portion of title: Florida farmer and fruit grower
Physical Description: 29 v. : ill. ; 33-50 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: S. Powers
Place of Publication: Jacksonville Fla
Creation Date: January 2, 1897
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Agriculture -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Jacksonville (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Duval County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Duval -- Jacksonville
Coordinates: 30.31944 x -81.66 ( Place of Publication )
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1893; ceased in 1899.
General Note: Description based on: New ser. vol. 5, no. 19 (May 13, 1893).
Funding: Funded by NEH in support of the National Digital Newspaper Project (NDNP), NEH Award Number: PJ-50006-05
 Record Information
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved. Board of Trustees of the University of Florida
Resource Identifier: aleph - 002038466
oclc - 01387403
notis - AKM6256
lccn - sn 95026761
System ID: UF00055765:00109
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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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;:The Largest. FruitGrowers FRUIT TREES Y.On'FLORII.A. =

. :% Enow. elBest',Varieties,and the .
:, Plums (over 30 varieties Wlekson, Red June, Hale, White'. Kelsey,-l8 new
6b LtTY "' .kinds).. Peaches,(need Triumph,Suber,over 70 varieties); Pears Kaki Nuts, .
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:: Catalogue with over BO Illustrations, 28 New Photographic Tiews, Free'on ;
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: .. .,.W4W1HAWKIN8 &- SONS : We handle no Commission Seed but receive direct from such well-known-Seed' .
:Are offering a Choice Lot of the Best Varieties of Orange'Trees for the season of 1806V7.. Growers Landreth '.
: AUof oar NurseryStock JJ six years. old with one and two year. ,buds. :: .All Budded low as Ely, Buist. Henderson-; Livingston, etc.Cauliflower : :-
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'Offiari to the public thin season the priest Citrus Nursery Trees;grown l J.S in;an.experience. .- ORANGE TREES <:

of jtUrteen consecutive"'years.The.sfock:is.large.and includes the following widely<; ----.c or' :
t Icnown andthoroughly approved ,varieties, "viz: Satsuma, Mandarin, Parson Brown. t.V T
J So&ne $trly and" Centennials JJatraMaJorca; ,Ruby Blood,Stark'..or Enterpriae Seed SATSUMA, TANOEE1NES, PARSON BROWN, XTO.. : '" ;
less,PinEapple, Homosaiaa,and Tangerine. Tardiff.and Kiriglluncan and Marsh Seedless -
Grapefruit. Seedless Villa Franca Lemon matchless Oblong + f +.+ BUDDING WOOD "f + + :
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jj|; 4 i"Plums.\Delicious Celestial Figs. JMulberries that bear four months.SATIUMA ? : "-'

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.. .':.' ,2 "'!:. ..,... __ THE FLORIDA FAEMEH AND. FBUIT-GBOWEE. .fA.Nt1AttY 2, I I.L
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':' Proper Functions of Experiment _

oj.. ,\.. Stations. CARRIAGES BUGGIES, HARNESS ; j

The experiment station was not designed Direct from Factory Wholei&le Priees. 80 per cent.Mured i
\Guaranteed years. Write at once for new Illustrated i
beautifully 200
. .. to be a model farm. There is f page Catalogue snowing latest styles In large variety,from a$10 cart tor S
the most ct/ush carriage. Prices in plain figures. Testimonials from jSC
neither warrant in law nor justificationin 'A"aea4,sIe' every .te. Highest awards at Worlds Fair and Atlanta Exposition. A"Intel o

-- ; ,...' circumstances for making it such. Write today. Ca'alipl.rr.. ... ALLXAXCK CAKXXAQE CO., Ml lait Coirt Btrttt, CI..luaU.OU..

Another seeming misuse of funds _

has been brought about by the accept
; : Art You Insurti
ance of donations of farms from enter-
:i Strange that a man will insure bis buildings NOW READY FOR FALL PLANTING.
against fire and lightning which come so seldom prising citizens, or from communities,
and yet take chances on destruction of crops and
other losses ar1a1 -trom inefficient fences.and Page the upon condition that permanent sub- We have a'limited supply of fine budded orange trees 1, year old on, sour
fence is a permanent Investment
Interest U'.aU. the cost for absolute safety. stations should be established upon and trifoliate stock, 3 years old (budded low). All our nursery stock haying -1
Write for pro' \ f& them. Such farms have been often been banked last winter. Trees are'now in thrifty condition.
accepted without properly consideringthe Following varieties guaranteed true,to name:

nature of the soil of the land donated MAJORCA, RUBY BLOOD ST. MICHAEL,
or the real needs of the locality. JAFFA HART'S LATE, ... NAVEL,

r i. lorida Thus much money has been wasted for TANGERINE, UOMOSA8SSA., SATSUMA,
; i l.ands building and equipments upon farms few hundred fine trees of the true Pineapple Orange. She of buds 3 to 4 feet., Price 50 and Scents

where only superficial and temporary -each. : ., .
() be conducted.In BUDWOOD.
rajges experiments can ,
some cases too frequent changesin Can furnish Budwood of aU the above named varieties for fan budding. Price will be reduced
esorts in October on some varieties. For full particulars,address .
boards of control, resulting in HASTINGS & WYLIE
; changes of policy with regard to the
Interlachen, Fla.
\ Investments station and changes in the station staff, .

have worked great injury and discour- .' ,:-

;Developments agement. An experiment, station's

poor management has no possible relation 15,000 BUDDED TREES

[- Attractions to any political party whatso- ; *

Address, ever. It should be in the hands of the I All the choicest varieties of citrus fruit on sour,or wjld.lemon *.*

'!-r G. D. ACKERLY, best experienced and most practical roots, grown on high, loose, scrub hickory and, spruce, ridge land. ;' -

&tPJPIA1.PASSEMCCN ACCNT,4| scientists of the State or Territory. It Also strawberry plants of newest varieties, and a full line of tropicaland

should be to on increas fruit and ornamental and
r THE TROPICAL TRUNK LINE, permitted go semitropical trees flowering plants.
ing its utility and establishing its
r.t per Catalogue on application. s--
manence without political interference.

M JOHN B. BEACH Indian River Nurseries 4-
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Some stations have endeavored to '
MPS A'R' u'FTS' (Established 1888.)
tS ,I. cover too many lines of work. Many
R IAN */VEvWORKS ,&si& stations were organized originally as so- ,
A 'r>AA EX.C'. .- "
I* 4 called "all-round stations. They hada ..

K large corps of officers called "agricul-

rr turists," chemists," "botanists," "entomologists" JOHN L. MARVIN JUDGE R, B. ARCHIBALD,
and "horticulturists. President. Vice President.H. .
paid small salaries, and, with few facilities Cashier. Assistant.. Cashier.

for work, achieved small re CAPITIU1 $100,000.

sults. Most of the officers were ob- '
7 there has never been a time when. g ow- THE MERCHANTS' NATIONAL BANK
tained from the fac
ere should turd against failure with more agricultural college
I eare. There has never been a time when (
., ferry1.Seeds were more essentlaL They are ulties. They were allowed very little ,
,dealers always nerrwbere.lnaiat the be t.- For sale on h&YiDcthem.by leading ( time from their teaching duties therein JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA, *|

c =; FERRY'S SEED ANNUAL and consequently could not, thor- Respectfully solicits you Deposits Collections and General

oughly conduct experimental investi Bonking Business.
$ : .is full of Information for gardeners and
;: planters. There will never be a better time gations. In some cases this practiceled -
: i than now to send for the 1897 edition.Free. '
D. M. Ferry A. Co.,Detroit,Mich.PeciqCuHupe. to an almost total diffusion and exhaustion Depositors offered every facility which their bal-

of the experimental and station ances, business and responsibility warrant.

funds. Such stations had no defi-

,; : nite aim and organization, and some- SAFE DEPOSIT BOXES TO RENT FROM *S.OO

times little demonstrative ability. PER YEAR, UP.DIR3OTOI .

Every station should have its own executive -

head or secretary, like any .I
:. John L. Marvin Church Anderson, Chas. Marvin,
( : other department in the 'college, and H; T. Baya W. M. Davidson, Judge R. B. Archibald
he should report to the president or Dr. H. Robinson.

chancellor, who represents the con

Ttie.Coming Money Crop. trolling board. < "i BRASS BAND Our Fair Exkiiift.

Instruments Drams,Uniforms,Equip.mentsforBandsandDrnmcorps. .
As regards the "phenomenal" low towed Wit five ear loads of wild animals, wt have
.. given free shows at the leading State and nitric
: We have 100,000 very choice Trees of the rates enjoyed by the goody good 4 priceuTerquoted. Fine O&talo"400 Fairs. We thus furnish instruction* amusement
peo- Illnstrstlonseealledfru; it fives Band aD4.pl'OOttbat the Pap Is the best. Seyersiapplications
SHELL ple of Merritt's island let us Music 4 Inrtrnct'ni for Amateur B s nds. are in for '. exhibit.
freight charges on beans and to. .ilasn ZSoI&4 Wife*Araat,OiacsflU PAGE WOVEN WIRE CO.,Adrian, Mich

: The largest, best quality and earliest matoes per cwt. with charges on potatoes

bearers known. From five-years-old trees from New York ssao..eae +ssa.ooe>e}
-" we gathered nuts averaging 35 to pound. :

They require no attention after transplanting, Gross weight Per GREGORY'SHOME WOVEN gflCi
and can be grown in fields with cultivated crops, per crate. Rate. cwt. nest
or in old.worn.out lands that will soon be worth Beans. . 80 Ibs. 48 ctB. $1.60 TiTATiTiflTiTlTiTl ..*, :
hundreds dollars per acre. Tomatoes. 40 38 1.20 SEEDS w1tutIt1 11%1 V%11 our tn.n 1mnnc I' e J JT
WhJ'e othernurseriea charge ft cent.lo J/.each Potatoes 170 tt 65 to .38 CROWN eaD m ."J'OC Ia day tor
we will tend the choicest trees prepaid follows :: 0 a Rod.Sj.
.. : IP, $3 oo; a?-for acre,40x40-130; too, $8; Truly we are blessed. I are known the country over to be excep bt S
and 500 or more at 5 cents each. I tionally reliable. They have a reputation of IUTlILMAN BROS., ,
< : Order now,or send for descriptive circulars telling Our returns now via Titusville, under forty yean back of them. They are sold )saki. '
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all about Pecans. We also have the choicest the same market quotations as last under three warrants. It would not bew'.se :
to plant without consult.
variety of English Walnut trees at 25 cents each. "
AU who order, at once will be given an English year, are much higher, as our truck is ingGregorysVegetableand. J:
.. Walnut tree for every dollar's worth of Pecans in FlowerseedCatalogueforitdescrlbee 5TECKLER SEED CO. bilQitd,
.-.. ordered.. Remit by registered letter or money reported as arriving good shape. .with encray- "' ,
..' ; ;,. order. We refer- to arv firm here.' Address They also come in from eight to nine tugs tables several of gnat new merit Teety, MARY T. FROTSCHER, President
days when it took from ine to sixteen to to found la BO y. Suecesaorsto
Mountain JTtew Nurseries,Winston,N.C. other. Cataloguesent t...
days last year.-Cou y item in free to anyone. Richard Frotscher's Gravier Street Branch Store,
anywhere.J.J.H.6RE8MY. Nos.518 and 510 Gravier st.,New Orleans, La
Florida Star.Sydney
$100 worth for 10c. ..'" .. Importers and dealers in Flower, Field ao.
Garden Seeds. bulbs seed
Grasses clover potatoes
Bead W ente fcr tftitnted book Ulliac tov has about a hundred acres in A SON, and fruit trees in thir season, Condocler
...Mart a rail UatlBY.layew GrtttaiSckllClTIKKflJB&AKT. IpealltyvithMteostutaeBcmbtfa. strawberries, and has made the first IIAaILrHCAD5*. j jMAS by relative of the late Richard Protscher. Ordr
throuzh Richard Frotscher manual of 1896 or
r p Me.N nna..... Jew'1"K Lt shipment to the North. send for one free.IL .




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Grove ; 'Orchard., all cleared and piped They seemed somewhat dwarfish and slow-growing The Cherry Plum. "
o'be much encourage, and well they Satsuma will make a growth and yielda Editor Farmer and Fruit-Grower: 1 j
might be,for they assured me that profit which can be attained in Flor-: In answer to a number of your readers 1:
t Oranges, Pines and Tobacco. some twenty-one acres they plantedthis ida only under the best care and with ;as to whether Orange's cherry j
; Editor Farmer and Fruit-Grower: fall as an experiment, after givingthe high fertilizing. Such results as above plum is hardy and a sure bearer, I
Please,find my subscription to the Cubans one-third for starting chronicled,whether in Florida or Lou- would say I believe it will be perfectly
: FARMER AND FRUIT, GROWER for the them on the sure road to success, will isiana, of course, are not to be accepted hardy in almost any section of the ;

:. ensuing year. more than pay them for all outlay.It as average results. country where_ the wild plum grows.It 1
1897 is close at,hand;and no harm [ does sound too big to tell, but such had a. most, severe test here with ..,4 1
f done yet to the pines; .tobacco or seems to be' the fact. They already Wood Ashes for Fig Trees. the February freeze of '95, as.the mild .,
oranges. I put the golden fruit last have seed planted for the next year's Thomas of weather after the December freeze '
Thayer, Crowley
J on the list for the reason that the crop crop, all their land piped for irriga informs that native has, had started the sap to such degree
us some
; is still small, though I will write. of it tion, engine and curing houses all said thajt? ashes put around fig that the _tree was, just coming into
complete and everything paid for withan
k first trees will cause the wood and barkto bloom when the severe freeze struck 1
. I had the week of experimental Florida all the
' pleasure a ago crop. grow so hard that they will not killing orange trees
; If, ,sampling some Navels from the Let's stop the silver agitation and freeze in winter be and most of the peach trees, and even
though they
- Cheney 'grove in Avon Park. It let the mine owners look out for them trees Mr. is young large mulberry trees, root and branch. '
Thayer a intelligent
' seemed to rest my eyes,to look at that selves, while,we all get rich growing a farmer and fruit-grower very and his short Yet not even the tenderest twig was
grove. The trees were hurt,but little, crop of Vuelta Abajo tobacco. What experience with ashes for fig touched on the cherry plum, and
those nearest the lake not at all. say you all, shall we? trees confirms the statement young Since although the main part of the bloomwas
The grove is situated on the south We trust the wind, as this storm he told us of this we called to mind killed, still we had a nice little
j side, of Lake Verona. The trees look goes by, will be tempered, for you the fact that about dozen lot when they came to ripen whileall
a fig trees
I should look this time know the wool has not native failure. This .
as a grove at of grown very near our house that have had the ash plums were a
year, yellow, with the great golden long since our last shearing. So witha pans emptied around them are all alive is the only season since the tree commenced 4
fruit, and such fruit, as large as merry Christmas and a happy New and while little bearing that it has not been '
thrifty more a
. medium-sized grape fruit. Think of Year to all. B. M. HAMPTON. many loaded with fruit.I .
away that never got the ashes
one orange filling a quart measure Frost Proof, Fla. were killed down several times. We don't ever expect to see a finer
with juice, yet such I was assured was We do not believe a quart of juice would like to have some of our horti-- flavored cherry or plum in Florida
the ,fact, and not a single seed and could be extracted from a shaddock, culturists tell us what particular for all cooking purposes than Orange's

scarcely any rag. I have seen Navels let alone an orange. If our correspon- erty or properties in the ashes prop-it is cherry plum, but what' we now wantis
( before, yes, on their native, heath, but dent can substantiate this statementwe that benefits the trees.-Jennings one equally as good that will, carryus
'.' never like these. They sell at five shall be pleased to publish the Times. through.September. I am in great
cents each, that seems high for an proofs. .. hopes some one will get it from seed
orange in Florida, but, then, one fills lings of the cherry plum. A numberare
,the bill as I found out from actual The;< Satsuma Orange.It Manuring Orchards. experimenting in that line, aud I
: trial.The is the most profitable fruit grownin Professor E. B. Voorhees read a havea standing offer of $25 for the

. grove is under the most excellent the Southern States, particularly on paper on this subject before the Massachusetts tree that comes up to that standard.I .
management :of ,Mr.. George the ,coast portions. There is not a Horticultural Society, in had about a dozen two-year-old
Edmiston. The sight of this grove family that could not have all the oranges the course of which he said : seedlings' bear last summer; most of

: paid me for my trip. needed for family use. Large "The kind of manure to use them came true to the present tree,
The,trees here at_Frost Proof, that profits could be realized by cultivatingthem be discussed, first, as to whether may it several ripening a little earlier but
are,old.enough to fruit, are all full of for the markets of the world. shall be natural or artificial, and, se- none later.
fine fruit, too. We have here aboutall There has been grown from 422 trees cond, if artificial, the kind of materialsand Can anyone suggest a plan by whichwe
the grape fruit in this vicinity; the set,on 2 1-5 acres of land, at four years the proportions of the constituentsmost can have this delightful fruit ripenon

trees are about as large as ever, both old oranges that netted a profit of $800 desirable. In reference to the ,until..... October?
of grape fruit and oranges as well as to the owner. The Satsuma orange is relative usefulness of yard manure WM. L. ORANGE.
limes, and it Hicks don't ,scare us to a dwarf tree compared to the Louisiana and the best forms of chemical fertilizer :Mannville, Fla.
death we shall be on hand next year orange, and should there come a freeze the data derived from an experiment .-.-i
sure. and cut them down, they will, if the Shipping Fruit and Produce to
on peach trees are .
In this section outside of this lake precaution has been taken to bank dirt Northern M'kets

,region, the fruit has mostly been around the body a foot or more,which OF CROPS FROM FERTILIZER AND Editor Farmer and Fruit-G'rower:

gathered and sold at from $::.5oto $3 will keep the body from freezing, come FROM NATURAL MANURES. When I.came here twenty-si: years
per box, but I am afraid, too green. out and make a top in one year. There ago I used to tell my friends :hat
The pines at Frost Proof and Avon need not,be, or would not be, a freezein Per year. oranges were good in their way. I
Park never looked so well;,a week or twenty years of.which the injurious Unmanured years, valueof also thought it good to have a little
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of 'since effects could be avoided crop $301.85 $30 milk and
two warm weather .now the not at a very eggs, butter to sell as wellas
copious rains and the plantations small expense. Fertilized, 10 years, value of a few vegetables. They one and

would be full of bloom. I never knew Adopt the plan of the Riverside orange crop, less cost of fertilizer, all said "no<; raise oranges, tomatoes,
them show of California which is $810.20: ........ ........ ..... 81 02
to signs fruiting so early growers'of etc., to ship, supply the Northern
in looks' and could times be Manured, 10 years, value of markets with fruit,
t. the season. It now as !though very cheap, many ,. and vegetables and
would be in used bles. The crop, less cost of manure, rich. Go North
Itu there a ,large yield this to protect garden.vege get every summer
section. But the transportation-that outfit is simple ana cheap. A piece of. $673.70...... ................. 67 37 and have a good time. I told them ,
I is what worries us. The essentials for ordinary chicken wire screen four feet Annual net increase from I could afford. but one home and a

pine growing! are here, but not the square is fastened at the corners to four. fertilizer 51 02: place goes down hill fast when the
-transportation as yet. We still,have stakes set or driven in the ground,the Annual net increase from owner is gone.<;
t show of having. that problem ,solved screen being about'' two feet from the manure 37 19 Now these men (or what is left of

erelong.I ground. Sii inches in thickness of wet "The amount of yard manure applied them) seem to have .found out that
took a look at the tobacco industry leaves or straw is placed upon the may have been much larger shipping goods to some one 1,000
II at Ft. Meade a few days ago.That screen, with a can of crude petroleum than was necessary, though it is very miles away is not the surest way of
industry alone, will,make Polk county underneath the leaves or straw. When clearly shown ,that the use of chemi-- getting a bank account. It is a good
.. a rich and noted section. I observed the oil is lighted a dense white smoke cal fertilizer, under the conditions obtaining thing to have good land, but it is

0(, many improvements in the ,way. of irrigation arises which soon fills the orchard, in the experiment, was rela- better to have a good market, a market
plants, drying houses and ,so and so heavy that it does not rise much tively more profitable than the that is good to buy in or to sell in.
on, and acres of the weed. The Cubans higher than the tree tops. There is an manure; hence, while it is hardly safeto When one sells his produce to the
.. have housed some 30,000 entire absence of the sooty smoke conclude that chemical fertilizersmay family who eats it he generally gets a
'pounds. Evans & Gartner have the which,in experiment in years gone by in all cases be more profitablethan good price. When the shipper sends
.of bulk of their's also safe. These two proved unfit for use, because of the the ,manure, it was shown in his fruits and vegetables and gets
gentlemen went to the expense of injury to the fruit, but in its stead is awhite. previous tabulations that chemical nothing for them and at the same time
t some $6,000 to get their, land ready .smoke. It is claimed that twen- fertilizers did practically meet the demands that the consumer is paying ten to
for growing the finest quality of Cuban ty of these.baskets are ample for a_ten- for plant f food; that is, the yield fifteen, cents a quart for them it is
!" tobacco: They have now forty- acre orchard.-Oberlin News. was but little greater from the use of timeto; quit. ,But in the words of the
seven acres ready for a, spring crop, In the rich' soils of Louisiana the barnyard manure." Grand Monarque, '!'these evils, gentle



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Price, $27.00.GUARANTEED. i
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Moisture:......................................................... 10 to 12 I
J Ammonia from Cotton Seed Meal, Nitrate of Soda, Blood GUARANTEED ANALYSIS
t ',[ I and Bone.............................. .................... IX to 6.V Ammonia.. ..................... 2tfto, 4 per cent.
Available Phos Acid from Acid Phosphate and Bone........ IX to 5# ........__. .*
j : Available Phosphorio Acid 6 to 8"
: Sulphate of Potash.... .. ......... ......................... 11 to 13 Insoluble Phosphoric Acid ........ 1 to 3 ," u '
'\1'; Equivalent: to Actual Potash................................... 6 to 8 Sulphate of Potash .. 20 to 24" U ,,
': .Magnesium ter, etc Sulphate.........,.Lime.... ,.Calcium..e.......Sulphate.......... Organic.... Mat-*... 65 to 70; Magnesium Potash Actual Sulphate K2O....Chloride Calcium Sulphate, 10 ,to-13 Ie U ,;
'j ,Made exclusively.from ,Nitrate of Soda Cotton Seed Meal, Blood etc.................... 65 to ro" ?*
Bone,Acid Phosphate and Sulphate of Potash. (No coloring matter used). Made exclusively from Snlphate of Ammonia, Nitrate of Soda, -.r:' ,
'' Blood,Bone, Dissolved Bone, and Sulphate of Potash. ,,
: n This is a soluble, quick acting and lasting'fertilizer. The nitro- ,. 1
, ..:' gen coming from different; ingredients is especially Manufactured by .- .'. !>.: HVILSON -
valuable, as" all three sources are best adapted to making & TOOl BR J '
quick growth. The_ potash from sulphate of potash .,
The Fertilizer House of Florida,"
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,Try it alongside of;the more, expensive brands and be convinced. JKCKSONiniJLB, PL.7C.

!> ,We also have. large supply of the Celebrated H. J. ,Baker & Bro.'s Complete Vegetable and Orange Tree Manures. ,Also a Complete
f' 1 < Stock of, all Agricultural,Chemicals, Fine Ground Tobacco Stems, C. S. Meal, Blood and..Bone, .Fine Ground Bone, Potash, Etc.

Write Us for Prices before ,Buying.

f : WILSON & TOO \' /R, Jacksonville. ,
\ Insecticide and Fertilizer Lime, $7.00 per Ton.
, 'men; owever great,will last my days." antable fruit that can be grown here and along the margins he pikes piecesof rection and distributes, the sunlightand
Let ; posterity rectify them, if it {for a long time to come. timber to hold the edges from wash- shade evenly'so as to give the

I can and will This is an age of progress His pinery, covering seven acres, is ing, and he finds this a great advan- plants the benefit, of light without
but progress, like truth, is an all set except about an acre. He is tage, as otherwise the washing of the i burning.
awfully slow footed brute.M. preparing and setting this part now rains would carry away the soil near I ,He.find the cold is one of the great
CHESEBRO. from suckers maturing on the plants the edges, causing' the outside plantsto enemies to pineapple growing, and to
Plummers, (North Mandarin.) grow small from loss of nourishingsoil. fortify himself against this he he uses
...." just ripening fruit. Of these he will
he has used this the little that hold about
Where safeguardthe paper pails
have enough to fill all his beds and J
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have thousand, plants for sale. outside row of plants are as fine as five pounds powdered rosine., When
-Pinery. many those in the middle of the beds. Some filled with rosin he places them at in-
: When all of his ground is set he will one may suggest that to plant land tervals of about thirty-feet.throughouthis
have out-about 60,000 plants. These where no bedding up is needed wouldbe pinery. In case of a great fall of
Edited by J. B. Beach West Palm Beach.Fla
will yield each crop at least 50,000 better, for then, no.wash would oc- temperature approaching( the freezing
4 saleable apples of first quality besides cur. This may be well, but as a mat- point he will light these, rosin pailsby
Another Orlando Pinery. over a quarter of a million plants. The ter of fact Mr.. VanHouten's largest inserting in the top of the rosin a
,El 1 Modelo lark Pinery, the property apples figured at present prices would plants and finest fruit are on his lowest piece of cotton waste or excelsior saturated
of Mr. C. S. VanHouten, 'near net him $25,000, and the plapts the ground,and'these"large plants produce .with kerosene and apply a match.
this city, is 'a demonstration ,'of, what small price often cents each as much twice as many suckers as the smallerones From the burning rosin issues a dense
may, be,done in the pinery 'industry. more. Dividing this by two and his on the higher ground. cloud of smoke that covers the pinery
The freeze'of two winters ,ago cut off crop would yield him a net $25,000. I To be sure the'lower ground is not like a blanket and shuts out the cold
to the ground all of his plants of These are not extravagant ,figures, andit : wet, for he has it, underdrained thor air. These pails when. filled and pre-
whicH he had, seven acres nearly all is safe to calculate that he can real : oughly. The whole north'end of his pared cost about 6 cents each; and he
fruiting, and(destroyed many thousand ize as much as that every two years. pinery, while bedded up, is tiled underneath keeps a relay of them ready so that
suckers'that he had ready to ship. He He,has used many materials as fer while the south portion has when the first burn, out he can slide
cared; or the 'old stumps and did all tilizers, and while all have merits, he only surface drainage. His entire others into their places and thus keepup
he Bald to encourage the growth of finds objections to some. 'The high pinery is supplied with irrigation by the smoke. One pail will burn for
new ratoon plants. He has stuck to, grade manures, while good, are very means of about 6,000 feet of pipe sup- about two, hours.. Itffty: protect an
the business despite the discouraging expensive. He thinks cowpenningthe plied from a large tank standing near acre in this way and will cost $3.00.
prospects, and has succeeded in pro- best ,as.a preparatory' dressing for the shed. This water ,supply is ob- Had he used,this plan two years ago
ducing many thousand new plants,of the' land. \This he is using and then tained from a large well twelve feet he would have saved many, thousand
which he has sold 50,000, and set for follows with a liberal application of deep and twelve by twelve feet square. dollars. This he might have done at
himself''' about 45,000. And still his bone meal, ,blood and bone, or cotton This stands full of water all the time, a cost exceeding $100.
plants are producing thousands of seed meal and, potash. Where it ,was and when he wishes to water his pineryhe He finds few enemies of the pine-
suckers. The greater' portion of his not convenient to pen his cattle he has starts his fire in the furnace of this apple plants thus far. His plants appear -
plants are of the Smooth Cayenne variety given the land;an, application of cow 20-horse power boiler that has a pul- to be entirely clear and free
of which he makes a specialty.He manure an inch or so in depth and someter pumping attachment. With from all ,insect life. He, however
recently made a shipment of 7,000 then covered'that with a mulch of corn this,arrangement he can fill his 10,000 suggests remedies for the benefit of
Smooth Cayenne plants, the l largest stalks and grass. Where this has been gallon tank in about ,two hours. The those not quite so fortunate.
single shipment from Orlando this done the plants are making a vigorous tank stands high enough to give the The worst enemy is probably the
season. He has now about 5,000 growth and look well. The plants on water sufficient force for rapid distri-- mealy bug that attacks the stems of
Smooth Cayennes: fruiting, the most the cowpenned, portion are lookingeven bution through the, ;pipes: He does the plant and sucks the sap, soas, to
of them about ripe. He has also a better. This is doubtless due to not consider irrigation indispensable destroy its life if not remedied. For
lot of Abbakka and Rothschilds in fruit the liquid manure that results from but thinks it very desirable in dry this there are several remedies that
and about 1,000 Golden Queens that cowpenning. The dryer manure and weather. are well recommeded. A decoction
will fruit in the spring. He is getting mulch are slower to act but may in The shed is 'made by placing on made strong and poured into the bud
$5 to $6 per crate of ten to twelve time produce as good results. He edge i5-foot joists, 2x6, ,on posts about of the plant, weak salt water, a wash
apples f. o. b. at Orlando. His finest I. tried one plat with manure mixed by 7 feet above ground and standing made of whale oil soap and kerosene,
fruit has sold in the north as high as his hogs and cattle. He hauled muck about 14 feet apart one way by nine diluted chamber lye or plain soap
$10 per crate of eight apples, each and straw and mixed them with barnyard feet the other. These joists are lapped suds. The application is the same for
weighing from 8l4 to 10 pounds, net- manure' where the hogs could about one foot at the ends where they each remedy. The best .cure, how-
ting him after ,deducting freight and root it; he allowed, the cows to run rest upon the posts, and are strongly ever-is to set good, clean stock, and -
commission $1.03 per apple. This over it, and when they had thoroughly spiked together. Over these joists, keep the plants vigorous and strong
"is the highest price ever realized for pulverized and mixed the mass he that extend east and west, 'are' placed1x3 by food and care ,and they will then
pineapples in the northern markets. carted it into his pinery and applied it slats eighteen feet long, leaving a throw off such enemies. Ants some-
He gets most encouraging reports to a bed of plants. These have madea space of three inches between the times trouble, but hot water and offensive
from those who handle his fruit He marvelous growth of fruit and plants. slats, producing a semi-shade that mixtures applied about their
says there is a good market for merch- He has his beds slightly elevated, moves as the sunlight changes in di haunts will drive them away.r .

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The packing i of the fruit for marketis notonly testing a great many varietiesof 'cent of.,potash, with'results that must or lighted cigar should not, under any
a:very important feature of the bus fruits, vegetables, and nut trees, swell considered satisfactory. circumstances,be brought near a'build ,a
iness. How much valuable fruit of ,as originating some of value, but I When he added to plot four 12 ing that is being fumigated. The :1
all kinds 'is injured' or totally ruined has"made some experiments in the use ; pounds of muriate of potashequalto fumes of this compound are very poi- .J
by improper j 'packing? A most satis of fertilizers, and in spraying for peach : 120 pounds per acre-he had 1,040 sonous. Therein lies'' its value as"' a
factory method is that adopted by Mr. rot. The latter work,has been con- pounds per acre of a mixture"that con- destructive agent against insects. The 1
VanHouten. He is the originator ducted under the direction of the tained 8 per cent of phosphoric acid, deadly fumes of this compound enter 1
': the Orlando pineapple crate, which is Delaware Experiment Station. 3 per cent of nitrogen: and nl/2 percent their breathing tubes with the air .J

a ventilated box ''measuring 21x24 This ten plots of onetenthacre of potash. This: addition was which they breathe and quickly brings :
inches'and 12 inches deep.' This was each year were devoted to experimentswith made at a cost of about $2.50 per about'their death. The fumes are also ". 1
the first crate used in Orlando for fertilizers,on.sweet. The acre, and resulted in giving an additional poisonous to other animals, but there
packing I pineapples. Previously the land had:been in corn, potatoes.for two yield of 41 bushels per acre. is little danger to man from inhalinga
fruit had been packed in barrels. HeWS years. Further comment seems superfluous.Rural small quantity.
The field was first marked off in rows
the first to introduce excelsior i New Yorker.
as I three: feet apart ;j' the fertilizers were DIRECTIONS FOR USE. ...
a packing material after repeated unsatisfactory applied nearly' broadcast, except 'the' The application of carbon bi sulphide -
with Grain From Weevils. '
experiences hay, Protecting is but'a of
nitrate of soda which was applied at process fumigation,
com husks, 'Spanish moss, etc. As different times, evenly distributed. Bulletin''No. 36,of the Florida 'Experiment and in order that the fumes may be
an evidence of the value of his mode Then two shallow furrows were turned Station, just published, is kept within the'bin or crib they.should
., of packing'he has sent fruit to London towards the row, and, later, the remainder -, from the pen of Prof. A. L. Quaintance be as tight as possible. If they are'not
and Paris in July and August and it of the ground was plowed by i and is devoted to insects injurious tight,much more of the compound will
arrived in'perfect condition.His turning 'two other furrows towards to stored grain and cereal pro- be required. Bins may be made much
style of crate and method of every row. Cultivation daring the ducts. The concluding paragraphs lighter by covering them as. much ,as
;A packing has met1' with such approval season was thorough and frequent.The give some information' not heretofore possible with cloths and blankets. Oil
do that It' has been adopted by other following table ows the results-: generally promulgated:' cloth and heavy canvas are excellent.In .
growers.-Orange County Reporter. t 'Many different substances have been a moderately tight bin one pound!
PLO? APPLICATION. YIELD PER. ACRE recommended at various times for the of'the sulphide should effectually' fumigate -
I Nothing.: .... ......._ 129 bu. 55 Ibs.
: Fatrtnep&Ttrdeke tf' IA 200 Ibs lime.............. 152' 56% destruction of insects injurious to one hundred bushels of grain.
S to lbs add phrnphate. l Several methods in for the .
2 .... 171 30 stored grain. Some of these are of are use application : .
I 20 Ibs nitrate soda ,
60 Ibs add phosphate..) value in a greater or less degree. of the sulphide. A ball.''of i
Protection from Frost 2A C 20 Ibs nitrate soda.....]) 1 tied '
204 Certain cotton to a stick be saturated
Others are quite worthless. may .
' 200 Ibs lime..... ......)
Editor Farmer and PruII.G rower: ( 60 lbs acid phosphate.. preventive measures that are in prac- with the compound and pushed ,down
, Referring to an article in your paper 3 \( 20 ij lbs Ibs nitrate matte soda potash..... 267 20 tice in the South seem to be of some to near the center of the grain. By
entitled "Prevention of Frost," I 63 lbs add phosphate.. value. Most farmers in Florida do doing this, it is believed that the air
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ibs nitrate soda
would be 'obliged if you could inform 3 A {j 20 12 lbs muriate potash. 2S6 20 not husk their corn when harvestedas becomes more evenly saturated with
'4 me if the smoke caused by the lighted 1.200 ibs lbs acid lime phosp1.ate.......:.......) the husks offer considerable protec the sulphide. Another method 'consists -
petroleum would be' ,low enough 4 Ibs nitrate soda;.... } 308 30 tion against lepidopterous insects and in pushing a long'pipe, in whichis
" protect 'vegetables. Also, how is the 160 Ibs Ibs acid muriate phosphate.potash. weevils. It is also a common prac a tight-fitting rod, down into the
\ petrolem lighted by, means of 'a can 4A Ibs Ibs nitrate muriate soda...toe 311 23 tice to gather the corn and leave it grain. The rod is withdrawn 'and tHe
and wick of yarn or tow? How long l2 o Ibslime.;.potash.........' in heaps in the field for a few daysto carbon bi-sulphide poured into, the
would' 'a can containing one' 'gallon S 1 sulphate Same as potash 4 with'substituted 24 Ibs- 248 20 allow the ants to destroy the larvae tube, and after which it may be 'with ,
burn? Where' can I obtain the petroleum : for muriate that infest it. Others leave an open drawn. But the most effective way

? 5A lime.Same...as...5..with......zoo.. Ibs...'I 261 50 space in the roof of the crib so that of applying the compound, when the
Thanking you in advance, remain rain may enter and thoroughly wet the bins are moderately tight, 'is to pour
It will be noticed that the effect of
: yours truly, ; corn, bringing about a period of. heat the reagent in shallow dishes or pans
D. ,RUSSELL. the lime decreased as the quantity of which be placed here and thereon
J. that is said to destroy the infesting may ,
; Gainesville, Fla. complete fertilizer was increased. weevils and larvae, doing, no harm to the top of the grain. The compound -
The elevation which the smoke Where the acid phosphate and nitrateof the corn. It is a rather prevalent idea being volatile rapidly_ vaporizes 1
would float would depend entirely on soda were applied there was a decided that certain varieties of grain are and beingheavier than air, sinks -
the I condition of the atmosphere as increase by the use of lime. No weevil proof, and inquiry is sometimes and becomes, thoroughly diffused I..
4 determined by the barometer. If doubt the lime made potash availableby made for definite information on this throughout the bin. Balls of cottonor
dense and heavy the smoke would its action upon ,the soil, for of subject. It should be known that waste may be saturated with the i.
ascend; if light''and rarified, the smoke course the crop is limited by the small there is no variety of grain that is sulphide and,distributed over aar-'
would 'float' low. The' smoke from est proportionate amount of anyone weevil proof. However, the condi-, face of the grain. In aseall the i insects -', '
petroleum does not behave differently of, the necessary elements of plant tion in which the grain is kept is of are not destroyed by one application -
from I any other kind. food. some importance. In general, un- another should be made Grain ''
We have no idea how long a gallonof Analyses of sweet potatoes show husked grain is much freer from treated with the sulphide is not in-
petroleum' would burn exposed in that a large amount of potash is necesSary attack than grain that has been husked. jured for food purposes, 'or for seed.
an open can or' with'a wick. We to produce a crop. We know Corn is much more subject to attack To secure the very best results from t;
do not think it would advisable to that the application of excessive when shelled than when left on the the use of carbon bi-sulphide a tight
bum it with a wick; it would not make amounts of certain fertilizers is not cob. Those varieties of corn that quarantine bin should be made, somewhat -

smoke enough. only beneficial but, indeed, profitableupon have hard, flinty kernels and close separated.from the other buildings -
You can get the petroleum from the certain crops. I do hot'know fitting husks are not so subject to where the grain may be subjected
Standard: 011 Company in this city at just what combination is best for sweet I attack as other varieties. But it is to a thorough fumigation before
i2j 'c=:nts a gallon, by the barrel. potatoes, ''but 'evidently, potash is a hardly profitable to discuss these vari- being stored away. Here the insects
think. .you could secure protection prime requisite. The average fertili-- ous preventive measures, as we havein that have gotten into the grain whilein
more'cheaply'arid effectively from the izer on the market does not contain I the field will all be destroyed, thus
use of the rosin buckets concerning more than two to three per cent of CARBON BI-SULPHIDE removing a serious source of infectionto
which can obtain information from the stored grain. Before a crib ,is
you potash. Many brands contain none a remedy that' is effective, cheap and
Mr. H. B. Stevens of Citra Fla. to receive the harvested and fumigated
.. at all, and the average amount in those simple in its application. Carbon
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grain it should be thoroughly fumi-
on sale in Delaware this summer, bi-sulphide was first recommended for
Sweet Potatoes Need Potash. to the insects scale gated and cleaned. All cracks, loose
according analyses publishedby use against on a' large ,
One of 'the enthusiastic, and 'successful the State Chemist, is less than 2 by Dr. Riley 1879. Its use is yearly I fittings and holes should be stopped*
in Kent Dela- bone.and the much Car-' up as well as possible.
farmers County, per cent. Leaving out becoming more general. I
ware, is- Mr. J. W. Killen, who has various brands,of acid phosphate and bon bi sulphide is a chemical com- Grain having been fumigated and
attracted attention for some years past taking only the "complete" fertilizers, pound of the formula C. S2; as the !placed in a tight crib or bin that has
and the of is and indicate it is bi- been cleaned will suffer but very little
byhis, displays of fruit vegetablesat average content potash only name symbol a
the State Fair. Mr. Killen is a 24 per cent. For sweet potatoes,the sulphide of carbon. It is a colorless from the ravages of insects during the

young-man, and only a few years ago average Delaware farmer does not liquid, having a very strong, disagreeable year. Should they become trouble
took hold of a piece 'of very light, apply more than 400 or 500 poundsper odor, and is quite volatile, va- some at any time another application
sandy land that appeared to the ordinary acre. Mr. Killen'applied to plot porizing at an ordinary temperature.It of the sulphide should be made.
eye to be barren: and forbiddingon three fertilizers amounting to the rate is also highly inflammable and hencein OTHER SEEDS.
: account of its apparent leachy of '920 pounds per acre, and contain- its use care should always be taken Peas, rice, shelled corn and other
character: But the land has improved, ing 9 per cent of phosphoric acid, that no fire of any kind be broughtnear seeds are frequently stored ,in barrelsor
and Mr. Killen is prospering. Hers 3t per cent of nitrogen- and 654 per it A lighted match,.lighted'pipe boxes. These may be easily'fumi7 -



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gated bysaturating: a piece of cotton Get your Potatoes to Market Early by using How to,Cure Hogs
with four or five ounces of carbon bi- '
Under the
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.. sulphide and placing it on top of the IDEAL POTATO MANURE :Matters," this appears:

seed, throwing a heavy cloth over the MANUFACTURED BYWIL1SON "During the recent cold snap many
top of the,barrel to keep the fumes of the farmers killed hogs. At this
within. It should be noted that the & TOOMER, writing the temperature is consider.

treatment given above is for grain that "The Fertilize House of Florida. ably warmer, and fears are entertained
has been husked or hulled. Where that much of the meat will spoil."

the grain is not husked a somewhat PRICE $30.00 PER TON. This is the annual cry, the annual
larger: quantity of the sulphide i will Salt
experience. as usually applied,
be needed.It GUARANTEED ANALYSIS : requires, time to be dissolved by the
is the prevailing custom in this ... 4 to 5 per cent. fluids, and to absorbed; by the
State to harvest corn unhuske l, on account Available Phosphoric 6 to 8" capillaries of the,meat. This accomplished
of the protection afforded by Insoluble Phosphoric Acid..r. ... ..... .......Ito 2 the meat is "cured;" but if
of Potash "
Sulphate .16tol8 "
the.husks against weevils and moths.
PotashActual. 8 to 10 before this desirable result is obtained,
The husks however interfere with
Made from Nitrate of Soda, Sulphate of Ammonia, Blood, Bone, Dissolved there is a rise of temperature, putre-
the best results that may be obtained Bone, Sulphate and Muriate of Potash. faction begins, and the farmer's meat
from the use of carbon bi-sulphide, as ; and labor are lost. And when the
the fumes do not so readily reach the A Selected Lot of Fine Seed Potatoes. is
experience general, a large ,pecun-
insects. Improved Eearly Rose No. 4, Carmen No. 1, Rural New Yorker No. 2, and iary deficit to the State results.
The protection afforded by the other leading varieties. and
husks against grain insects is far less For Melons use IDEAL FERTILIZER. Correspondence solicited. A large By a simple inexpensive pro-
than the stock of Potash, Blood and Bone, Cotton Seed Meal, and Agricultural Chemicals. cess, these direful consequences may
advantages gained by having Get our prices before buying. be averted. If the farmer will inject :
it husked so that it may be the more WILSON & XOOMBR: a solution of salt into the body of the
subjected to the fumes of' ,
animal through a carotid artery, putre-
the insecticide. It is therefore recom- ; The Fertilizer House of Florida."
.faction becomes impossible, regardless
mended that corn be husked when. Jacksonville, Florida.
.of temperature or.season.
harvested, and carbon bi-sulphide be

used to keep it free from weevils and.I good feed stand, bleach and go to searching for water and the mineral :i a solution The process of salt-a is as follows saturated: solutionis Prepare
other insects. ruin which it often does food that has been
too sometimes ? settling there for not necessary-into which the
Carbon bi-sulphide may be pur- taking the owner with it. The many a year. The effect upon the put
quantity of saltpeter, ,
chased at drug stores for 20 to 30 beans can be saved as well as the fod-- soil from the decay of all these roots, proper sugar
and if desired, spices. Kill the animal
cents per pound. It may be purchased der by cutting them sometime before distributed as they 'are in the upper
by a blow on the head with an
at wholesale rates in fifty pound cans they have matured, but in this way and lower strata of soil, must be of which
ax. Open the one
of Mr. Edward R. Taylor, chemist, the feed will be coarser and lesss palatable .I good. artery
lies on either side of the wind-pipe, to
Cleveland, Ohio, at about 10 cents than if cut earlier simply for (Remainder next week.) in-
allow free bleeding-the external
per pound. Arrangements might be feed alone. The beans will ripen in
cision should be large. Remove the
made with local druggists who would does when cut .
curing, as corn early.In
hair in the usual and when the -
order carbon bi-sulphide in fifty"pound way,
cans, or larger lots, and who could .the field of which I write, there Live Stock. animal has cooled inject the same so.
then afford sell it much were thirteen acres in all. We cut lution through the artery. If this is
to cheaper -- - wwww-
than the usual retail price. twelve acres as soon as the pods were properly done, every portion and
formed,let the crop lie until consider- Profitable Swine Growing. fiber of the animal is impregnated with
ably wilted, then put it in small cocksto Editor Farmer and Fruit-Grower. salt If the tip of the ear and the end
The Soja Bean Crop. cure. Whilst in the cock it was Some weeks ago I promised to give of the tail are incised, or i if the hoof is

We planted them on land varing from exposed to two heavy rains, but surprising your readers some points rich alluvium to sterile sand and fine to say, it shed water better than agement of hogs-not razorbacksby salt is recognized. In a word, the

ravel.. This we {plowed eight to ten any grass hay. It remained in the a man who never had a hog to have animal is embalmed-for salt is a
inches deep last winter and again not cocks eight or ten days, when it J was cholera in his life, and he has been germicide of the putrefactive bacte
more than six inches deep ;in the well cured. We weighed it as drawn raising ,his meat for home use and a rium-and may be cut into hams,

spring. This gave a very find seed- and found there were thirty-three tons. good deal to sell for more than twenty shoulders, etc., and hung in the
bed, which I regard as essential to The acre left for seed looked to be years. He begins as early in the fall I smoke-house at once.

quick; certain and even germination.We nearly all pods. As these are not yet as practicable to sow oats and rye, and I Saltpeter is used to give the de-
planted with a corn planter in threshed, I cannot tell the yield,: but continues to do so up to the middle of f sired red color; the sugar and spices
rows two and one.half feet apart, with from one-half bushel planted three January. As soon as the sweet potato> are used to give desired flavor.

beans:six to.ten. inches apart' in the years ago, we threshed one hundredand crop is used up in the fields some of f The best instrument for the purpose
rows, as,soon as the ground was warm thirty bushels. This crop was the grain crop is sufficiently well established is a small pump syringe. The caliberof
and no danger of frost. The seed planted thin, which gave each plant for use,' and. the hogs are the ,artery of the;'hog is comparatively -_
came'.up best in.the sand,land. Justas plenty,of room to spread and fill and turned on the green.pasture. When small. 'It* is better, therefore,
soon as the plants had three or mature the pods. one is exhausted another is ready, andso I to use a finer nozzle than accompa-

rour leaves, we set the Iron Age cul With scales and a little calculationI he keeps them. Spanish peanutsare nies the clinical syringe. The nozzle

tivator to work found that the twelve acres, if made planted for them as early as the should be turned alternately to body

They were cultivated three'times, into ensilage, would have made one season,will permit,' and by the time the and head. The salting requires about
the last time just before they met be- hundred and forty-five tons. But I oats left to be harvested and that pas. ten minutes.

tween the rows. As the season ad- wanted to know what was left below tune.are gone the pea-nuts are matured I This is not an,untried experiment.It .
vanced they developed an immense the surface; so with spade and scalesI then come the common ground-peas, is a fact that has been demonstrated.DR. .

leafage, until by the first of Augustthe investigated, and found somethingthere and after them sweet potatoes again.He GEO. TROUP MAXWELL, in T-U.

rows could hardly be detected, very interesting. The roots never allows his hogs to run at .
and the whole field was a level mass with the stubble, I carefully calculated large. He feeds only enough corn to Early in the fall an Indianapolis

of green four to five feet high. It weighed twenty-three tons. There call them home until nearly time for man was in West Orange end heard

was a little unexpected to find nearlyas also I think I saw why the plants on.the slaughtering for meat, when those in- that the famous Dann grove over there
good on the sand and gravel as on sand almost equaled in growth those on tended for slaughter_are given a more was for sale. He looked it over and
the rich alluvium. For a number of the richer soil. All plants have a liberal allowance of corn to prevent the wrote to a friend in Indianapolis thatit

years we have grown soja beans, but growth limit. and whilst the supera- meat from so much dripping, and the was bargain. His friend replied
saved only the grain. This year we, bundant fertility of the alluvium could i lard soft and oily. Meat fattened on that if McKinley was elected he.

decided to make the whole crop into not force the beans past that limit, the peanuts and potatoes will, when hungup would give $3,000 for the grove, so

feed in the form of fodder, except a elaborate root system of this crop en- to smoke,drip the grease so muchas the man on the ground put up a bonusof
small piece reserved for seed. We abled those on the poorer soil to securea to render the side-meat hard and $50 and after the election boughtthe

did not like to have the leaves and sufficiency of food and moisture to thin; no streaks of lean and fat, as we grove for $2,200 and sold to his

stems go back to the ground unusedif nearly reach its growth limit. The all like it best, but only one little streakof friend at $3,000. The latter gentleman -
it were possible to first get the fat, roots not only ramify through the lean and the skin, and the lard is said to have since refused

milk and muscle out of them. I often surface soil; but penetrate to a depth could be poured out of a jug.I $4,000 for the grove, which has about
feel the same when looking at a field that few other plants reach. In following think one point in the above will 1,200 trees and now has about sixty

of fully grown corn, and think what a one, I dug two feet to the hard meet hearty approval, keeping under boxes of oranges on it.-Orlando Re

wasteto let all but the ear of such clay subsoil, but it went still deeper fence at home. porter.? . ".

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Poultry. .. DeLANOY'S_ find food,water, grit, fresh earth.eta,
N without being disturbed other
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--------------------------- -- chickens
do much better than hens
Edited t>7.. ..DaLAHOT..Apopka, Fla. that through
Popular Poultry Farm go a starving process,
/ 0 because no provisions are made; for :
Raisin Chickens. their comfort.

The poultry business is taking a KPOPKH, PLH. .
strong foothold in the South. It is Fertilizers in Georgia. .

not alone the fanciers that breed thor 11I !Ii : Dr. George F. Payne, State chemist -
oughbreds,'but the farmers have at last CORNISH INDIAN' GAMES has made his annual report to;the .
come to the conclusion that the"scrub commissioner of agriculture, and the
Sharp's Imported. The best Table Fowl known.
must go," and go they will; 'we are -e'I'- Great for Broiler document discusses fertilizers in an interesting
tired of seeing the dunghills on the I way. This business ; has j

farms.It BLACK 4. MINORCAS I$ grown till the consumption in ,this ,i
is only a matter of time that the State is greater than in any other
Larger than Leghorns. Good of
layers Large Ti: hlte
scrub hens will be...exterminated from C >. Eggs. State of the Union, and almost equals '
the farm forever; there are only a few for balance of present batchHA mm mm that in the two States which come
E G ing e"on $1,00 per setting. Li mmf IB
that that the in order.
people say dunghills are We also include a packet of | fmm mam i
the best general purpose fowl., I do ,Early Prolific Table Peas (3 crops a year) or Wonderfuls. The consumption of fertilizers ,and -
} not think that this is their firm belief; E -WE CAN FURNISH- the number of brands in use by man-

it is,, only prejudice. With as many -POULTRY SUPPLIES.-=- ufacturers was greater in Georgia this .
different breeds as'we now have, one t year than ever before, and the farmers, .J.
can surely find something to equal the are studying the composition of these .j
scrubs. goods with
hen be increased Poultry Items. greater care.
We have, for instance, the fancy or can one egg per To facilitate this study and to pro.
,week only in winter, that one egg Many chickens suffer because they I
ornamental breeds; the egg-laying tect the farmer from imposition, -Dr.
will for all the food she I
pay can pos- do not have plenty of sharp grit
(non-sitting) varieties; the table and Payne makes recommendations. Oneis
and it therefore
general purpose fowl. Of these you sibly consume, paysto Even very young chickens consume a that manufacturers should not be allowed -
feed the substances that will induce
can pick; I assure you you will be surprising quantity. China broken to sell the same goods under
the hens to lay. If the hens are con- into small bits from the size of a millet
able, to find something to suit your different names. Dealers have manufacturers -
suming food, and yet are producingno seed to that of a grain of wheat, suits
taste. It is not hard to find a breedas to put up fertilizers for them
eggs, they will cause a loss to their them exactly. Full chickenswill
ornamental as the scrub and no grown under special brands so that they ap
one would have the audacity to compare owner; and this happens ever winteron swallow pieces as large as grainsof pear to be manufacturers. When com-
the egg-laying qualities of a scrub a large number of farms. The corn. petition gets too close on a brand, the
with that of a Leghorn or Minorca, or hens receive plenty of food, but not Much is said about. vermin of vari. same ingredients are put up under another -
to compare the table qualities of a of the proper kind.A ous kinds, the fact is often overlookedthat name the next year.
scrub with that of an Indian Game, pound of cut green bone is sufficient chiggers sometimes torture the The fanner who tries a brand one
Cochin, Brahma, etc.; no one can dispute for 16 bens one day, which life out of little chicks. This is especially year, and finds it satisfactory is not
the superiority of a thoroughbredfowl. means that one cent will pay for that true in the country. One always able to find it under the same .
number of fowls. If one quart of chigger is a very little thing, but a name the next year. This makes it
It does not cost more to raise a fine grain be fed at night to 16 hens, and cluster of the little pests under the hard for him to decide what goods to
chicken than it does a scrub; they do one pound of bone in the morning, wing of a chicken is quite a serious
not eat more, less if anything,' and the : it should be ample for each day (and matter. A little grease of any kind use.To ,meet this difficulty, Dr. Payne ;
profit is greater, and the pleasure of I the majority'of fanciers do) we find in will put them out of the way. recommends that manufacturers required -
seeing high bred birds is thrown in. winter. In summer only the bone No lice will remain if a pound of to register each of their brands,
Of course, ,it costs a little money to need be given. Such a diet providesfat sulphur is burned in the poultry house, with the constituents, so that the
start, but you can surely afford to starch, nitrogen,phosphates, lime, as the gas evolved will destroy all in- farmer may know exactly what he is
spend a little money in ,this direction; and all the substances required to en- sect life. After stopping up all the getting, regardless of the name.
, it is to your interest for a' fact; it is an able the hens to lay eggs. As an egg cracks closely,place a hot pan upon two Another: difficulty about the numberof
'Hrhp" vement on the farm. It is well is worth about three cents in winter, bricks, pour the sulphur on the pan, brands offered for sale by fertilizer
known\.. at to have only thoroughbredstock it is plain that it is cheaper to feed get.away as ,quickly as possible, and manufacturers is that it increases the
onYlhe farm helps to enhancethe bone than grain, as the greater number shut the door. Leave it thus for at work of the State Chemist and the ex-
same// It is a .sign of prosperity, of eggs not only reduces the total least an hour, and both lice and disease penses of the department unnecessarilywhen
and fpoultry is indispensable on a cost, but increases the profit as well.. germs will be destroyed.Do different names are given to the

farm, :you may as' well make a start The'bone cutter,is as necessary to not take young ducks from the same article. To prevent this, Dr:

with thoroughbred fowls., ,_ the poultryman as his feed mill. It nest until they.are twenty-fours old. Payne,recommends that a ,reasonable ".
You will,- perhaps, say "the.scrubs. enables him to use an excellent and They may then be put in flocks of number of 'brands be, allowed, ['each,
have no'equal. Well that is true manufacturer, and on all in excess of
cheap food, and gives him a profit twenty ,or thirty in a low pen on a I .
but they do have superiors.-Home that number a fee be charged for the I
where he might otherwise be compelled grassy spot, made movable from placeto
and Farm. to suffer a loss. It is claimed place, for it will soon become filthy. purpose of meeting the additional expense
.. that the bone cutter pays for itself in Their roosting: place must be tight and in the laboratory-American

What to Feed Hens. eggs, and really costs nothing. Bonesare well covered.If Fertilizer. > <

Green bones are not used as ex now one of the staple articles of a closely sheared sheepskin or a A writer in Gleanings in Bee Culture
tensively they should be, '''because food for poultry, and no rations piece of flannel lined sacking be says bears in Florida gnaw into ,
;, grain can be obtained: with less difficulty should have them omitted. They are tacked to a frame so that young duckscan pine trees in order to get the gum
and at a low cost; but as egg- food, grit and lime, all combined i in crawl under it and keep warm at with which to smear their hair to-pro
producing material, the bone is far one, and the hens'will.leave all other night, they will have no use' for a tect themselves from bees and yellow
superior to grain-nor does the bone. foods to receive the cut bone. If cut mother hen; all the use they have fora jackets, and this story h confirmed by
really cost more than grain in some fine, even chicks and ducklings will mother is to cover them. This can 0. 0. Poppleton.
sections. The cutting of the bone relish such excellent food, while, turkeys be easily fixed on a suitable frame. .1.
into available sizes is now renderedan grow rapidly on it To meet The Tropical News enumeratessome
easy matter, as' the bone cutter is with success requires the use of the Ducks must never be without a of the groves along Orange
within the reach of all., Bones fresh best materials and green bone beats plentiful supply of water, for their River: Wilson's has yielded ut
from the butcher have more or less all other substances as food for poul thirst seems insatiate. They seem 500 boxes this season. Mrs. Tbwn-
meat adhenng, and'the more of such try. There is quite a difference be- never to sleep, but will go to the drink send's, 400; Mace & Blake's, thirty
meat the better, as it will cost no tween the green,' .fresh bone, rich in ing vessels many times during the acres, about $6,000 worth; S. L.
more per round than the bone, while its juices, as it comes from the butch. night. Milk, sweet' or sour,is as good Wartmann 2 600 boxes and 150 of
the combination of both meat and ers, and the hard, dry bone which for young ducks as for chickens.It grape fruit; ,Borland Bros., 2,000;
bone is almost a perfect food from has lost its succulence. The value of is unreasonable to expect a poor Travers & Henderson's, 2,800; Orange
which to produce eggs.If all foods depends largely upon their hen to sit patiently for three weeks I I River Fruit Co., 600; B. B.
the farmer can get two extra digestibility, and the more this is provided without being well supplied with water, McGregor's, 500} besides many :.
eggs,per .veek from each hen in winter for the greater the saving of a variety of food, etc. Sitting hens others, crops not stated. Nearly all
,,he,will make a large profit We food and the more .economical the that are separated from others so that these are young groves, and the yieldis
may add that if the product of each production. of eggs.-Poultry Keeper.. they can come off every morning to l light compared with what it will be.rrf :

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State News. Our Rural Home.

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.r.The Have a Stock Pot. I .
Selden Cypress Door Company, I Talking

of Palatka, shipped a large consignment One of the first things an English.. .

of cypress doors and sash to housekeeper will notice oncoming ti -.::

Northern markets a few days ago: i this country is the absence of soup! Bicycles j

The difference-In Apalachicola 16 from the tables of an ordinary African

barrels of oyster shells are delivered to family.

any part of the town for 15 cents,scrip.In "Why,". said a careful 'l iigiishhousewife .,
to me the other a.y, "I
Carrabelle they are wasted by the i.
ton, and not a street in the town in actually found in one hpus& here I SEE THAT CURVE.

consequence. Bond the town;' make was visiting. that they diajrot own a I",. l'. 't .
roads,and a public wharf.-Floridian. soup ladle, a tureen ogpfup plates, i
nd have such -
yet they were
Mr. Hugh L. Willoughby, lieut- well
things as a sil ve ddle cake dish
enant Rhode Island naval reserves, a
and after-dinner coffee cups. If they
guest at the Alcazar, is about to starton
would eat more good wholesome soup
a rcientific expedition across the and few r griddle cakes, I fancy they IT'S QUALITY THAT AIDS THEM TO
of in-
Everglades to collect objects
would&e healthier and perhaps a bitbettefbff.
terest to natural history or archc ol- '
for of
ogy University Pennsylvania I .tJ!a not sure but the Enlighwc4's
Lieutenant Willoughby is aso! com- .
criticism was a just one. '
missioned to perform hydro-
A y Can housewives are apt to re-
work the Gulf oast--for
graphic on ..' as a luxury, putting out of
the United States Naval Wary 'Ue soup AIDS THE QUALITY.i:i : i .
ht that it is one of the least expen- .
He has mov., ,
spent many 1
ve and most nourishing forms of
lower coast, and is well fitted to it
food. And farmers' families
the reports: He will employ is, I think, especially so. They do
and full St.
canoes equipme not realize that the few bones left froma

Augustine News. roast of meat or the framework of a

The amount of fruit our pineapplemen well-demolished chicken or turkey, or 19)) Ibs.Kea-tinQs..t9: : ; lbs
off for the holiday
are sending even a pound or two of bones pur-
season is simply immense. "We accidentally chased at the butcher's cart, are the

ran acrJbs> Mr. Geo. I._ Russell
nucleus for a more wholesome, cheaperand f .
a day. .or/two i}. ago and found he more palatable dish than all the I ,

was buff from morning till night and salt pork; and dried beef that is con.

away into the night preparing fruit sumed week in and week out. "satS day ahead of them all., "
for shipment and shipping the same. One thing that makes an everyday

He is sending off some magnificent. housewife shun soup-making is, I Art Catalogue 4 cents In Stamps. -
specimens of pineapples, beside supplying think, that she, fancies it involves a

a large quantity to our local deal of labor, which is a mistaken

market. We understand that the Idea that has grown perhaps from the KEATING WHEEL CO.,HOLYOKE, MASS.when .
Messrs. Beeman & Co., and the Mo- perusal of elaborately concocted cook

delo Park Pinery are also disposingof books. A thorough knowledge of

somevery fine fruit.-Orlando. soups ought to be *possessed bv everycapable
housewife whether her homeis
Star.They thoroughly; cooked strain it must have your roof broken by valleyor
charge 65 cents an.orange the city"or country. The first thingis through a fine strainer into which you gutter, use nothing but good quality
crate to Mobile, where the Cumberland to extract all the goodness and
have laid a bit of strainer cloth. Thenset sheet-copper. Neither tin nor lead
charged 25 cents twelve years ago nourishing qualities from the meat,
the stock aside to cool. When are serviceable here, and of course
(and made $5,000 in five trips). They and having seasoned this extract prop
you wish to use it take off the hard iron nails are never to be used in any
charge 85 cents to ,New York, 1,000 erly, to serve it in its liquid form. i.
cake of fat that has formed on top and exterior work; they cannot resist the
miles, where we compete with the This is what is called stock, and once
air six
you will find underneath a rich, thick salt months. Always in everything -
Jamaica orange carried 2,000<; for 65 made it will serve as a basis for half a
jelly, which is the basis of any soup use galvanized nails outside.
cents, and the California, orange carried dozen different sorts of soups. For
American -
choose to Agri-
'3,000 miles, for about 70 cents. instance, if you add to it bits of you By attending to this hint about your
Submitting to the combination of the macaroni that have been boiled in roof, you will sit in your sunny home

flour manufacturers, they, carry a barrel salted.water, then cut short, you have Southern House-Building a :. when "it rains like fury," and thankus

of flour from St. Louis to the Manatee macaroni soup; if you add carrot, for the suggestion,' while your

River for 74 cents; fill the same turnip and other vegetables, you havea Make no mistake about your roof. neighbor, with his fancy roof, will be

barrel with cabbage which weighs,but good Julian soup ; a cupful of barley In this part of Florida it is of first im scurrying about to get pots and'kettles

half as much, and they will take ad gives you barley soup, or if you wanta portance to have a good pitch-an placed around his floors to catch the

vantage of unorganized farmer to good consomme, simply- clear the angle of 45 degrees is not too steep; droppings and streams.Tropical Sun.

charge $1.62 to carry it back to St. stock'and serve it plain. Do not buya and have no fancy work about your a .

Louis.-Manatee River Journal. good bit of meat that is suitable for roof-nothing involving" "hips" or"valleys" Promiscuous Use of Hankerchlefs.

Mr. S. S. Alderman says that he is roasting or stewing to make soup of; : or "gutters. At a recent meeting of the Dublin
I choose the heavier witha Remember, are in a land whereit
more sanguine now than at any time coarser, parts you Association the president
deal of bone in them. The rains sideways, and every way even ,
since the freeze. He has 800 ,trees good Dr. Wi.Moore remarked the
all the from the down. That is to the rain J. upon
that will have blooms and some or- way to get strength upside say of the common
meat is to it after cutting it in being often accompanied by searching spread coryza by use
anges another year. He also re- put of handkerchiefs. One of the
small and cracking the bones : winds the water is drawn by drafts pocket
marked that this winter is similar to pieces commonest maladies is "cold in the
into kettle and covering it with cold into crevices and around/corners: and
the,ones we usually have here, and as a head "' it is called
for. him he proposed to fight orange water, let it stand a little while on the tests the best roofs: Besides, the rain or", as It is notoriously technically infectiousand ,

growing to a finish or success in Cal- back of the stove, then bring it for- sometimes comes down like the con- "coryza.the of communication is
ward where it will heat slowly. tents of an.upset bucket. means
houn county. Mr. A. Pick Higgins the from He
For stock will want the "It droppeth like the gentle rain discharge thejnostrils. was
took a drive to Dalkeith Saturday,and a good you satisfied from repeated obserVations'
reports,the orange trees'all along the following ingredients : Two poundsof from Heaven," is no doubt, as Shakes that this i troublesome affection often

route. of ten miles in fine condition. the hind shin of beef, 2 quarts ofsalt peare uses it, a true metaphor of "the of children
spreads through a family
water '6 whole cloves 6 quality of ,"and a true sketchof ,
The Evans Field Grove (one of the peppercorns and then through an entire household
bunch of sweet herbs, i bladeof the English rain. ,
most beautiful in the county before 1 average the
through promiscuous use of pocket
the freeze) is also in good shape. Pick mace, i teaspoonful of saltI, But now you are building in Florida handkerchiefs.

has been threatening(1)) to go to Jamaica small onion, half a carrot, half a and not in England, and you I,

but has decided Calhoun is turnip, and a sprig of parsley. Let want good;.plain, steep roof of first A little child comes to the nurse with

gOOd enough.-:Calhoun County News. this 'simmer" for>five or six-hours and I class cypress shingles; and if you l- the request,*"BloW. my nose." This




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is carelessly or thoughtlessly done with :

the parent's or' attendant's pocket iaJfillerPERRY ORANGE'S CHERRY=PLUM, ..
handkerchief, which thus becomes in- ,
fected and spreads the attack. In oth-. Is an Enormous Bearer and Perfectly Hardy Throughout the

er cases the soiled pocket handkerchief -' ( DAVIS' Wild Plum Belt. '

is allowed to dry 'without disin A Sure and safe Remedy in It ripens its fruit, even in Florida, in July and August after the cherries in the ,

fection, and the dried ,discharge from every cast and every kind North aregone. They are a perfect freestone and for a combination for all cooking

the diseased mucous membrane of the of Bowel Complaint Is purposes, such as pies, tarts, jellies,jam sweet pickles, preserves, evaporated( etc., "
nose is then .diffused the air they are superior to any northern cherry. They are so solid I have shipped them
through to Boston.where they remained over a week before cooking, and were pronounced -
spreading the malady just as measlesis fully equal to the best cherries sold in that noted market."It .

spread.-Am. Cultivator. ainKiierThis is a puzzle to everybody-half plum and half cherry. You have a real treasure."-Farmer,and "
-._.- Fruit Grower. "
"Your Cherry-Plum is a valnable acquisition to lists of fruits."
Our Mother Tongue.If Is a true statement and our -Florida Agriculturist,
It can't be made too strong "The Halifax sauce has Joutnal.a richer color and flavor than the cherry,and free from the acridity of the plum."-

we reverence it as we ought we .
or too emphatic. My trees'are mostly budded on seedlings from the
parent tree. Fine two-year-old buds,well-
will be on our guard not to insult it branched. 4 to 6 feet 40 cents: $4 per dozen-2 to 4 feet,30 cents; $t per dozen. .
by violating its rules. We will not Mannville Florida. War I* ORANGJJ.
,It is a simple, ufe and quick
say, "You hadn't ought to do this," -
cure for
or, "He ain't a goin' to do that. We .
Seeds to Burn. '
will avoid that last and worst error of ,Cramp!, Cough, Rheama+ am. .

the Vulgar, the double negative. We Colic, Cold, Neuralgia, ..,

will be above misplacing moods and Diarrkea. ,, Group, Toothache FOR A PERIOD
and OFSESTEEH Landreths See d.
tenses, putting the nominativecase
Two sizes, 2oc. and 50e. THE PURCHASE OF
where the objective belongs by

Keep It by you. Beware of have been protected-by'our Dated Papers and our BURNING SYSTEM,which gives your
right.Many Imitations. ,the Local Merchant the Privilege of Burning his Stock Left Over at the end of the season, thus
people who ordinarily speak Buy only assuring to his customers Fresh Seeds Every Year. D. Landreth&Sons are not Seed Merchants -
their tmother-tongue correctly ,are at Genuine-Perry Davis. depending upon others for their supplies,but are Seed Farmers and Grow their Own
Stocks from the Most Perfect Types and under the experienced eye and direction of mem-
fault'when they have to do with pro- Sold Jftwryttfter bers of the Firm. This work has been going on since 1784,and the business now conducted
nouns. Pronouns are stumbling-blocks by the Third and Fourth Generations.. This in itself is a Guarantee that the Seeds are as
good as seeds can be made. Ask your local Merchant for L'ANDRETHS'. Observe the Dateon
beyond all other parts of speech. "A each Packet,and It he does not keep Landreths' on.sale, send us a Postal for our CATA-
person,does not know what to do with LOGUE which contains Truthful Descriptions and Sound Practical Information and we will
nil order direct from Mention this
-- Headquarters.
your paper.
their hands," they say, or "One'doesnot Hints to Housekeepers.. Address, DAVID LANDRETH & SONS, Seed Farmers, Philadelphia, Penna.
give their best things away for "
nothing." In speaking of two per- The carving knife should have a

sons, you will hear that "Ruby has handle easy to grasp, a long, thin, SEEDLING PECAN TREES.

invited John and I to supper," or, sharp-pointed blade, and.be pt a size

"Lawrence is going to Chicago with adapted to the article to be carved andto

Mildred and I." The placing of another the person carving. A lady or Ribera. Pecan Grove and Pecan Nursery .
name before the conjunction child will prefer a small knife. Be as ,

blinds them to the awkwardness of particular to have the knife sharp as ON BLACKWATEB BAY, SANTA ROSA COUNTY, FLORIDA. .

setting I in the objective case. to have it bright and clean, and always 1 SQe--1 89T. ..

The word "nice" is frequently mis- sharpen it before announcing. dinner. 20,000 SEEDLING PECAN TREES, Two Years Old from my own Pecans.15 to 24 inches
The fork should be strong, with long ,and many even higher,at f io. oo per hundred with liberal discount in lot of 1,000 and
used, and taken from its significanceof over. Terms Cash with order. Shipment as directed. Transit charges to be paid by purchaser,
tines, and have a guard. Don't grasp on receipt. No responsibility after shipment. .
neat delicate stand for
dainty to
Box Bagdad, Florida.
it'as though it were a dagger, but let its 4 ARTHUR BROWN.
agreeable, charming or virtuous.
hilt rest in the palm of the hand, with
Thus a girl was talking to another of
the forefinger extending down its brush are a frugal woman's "best '
that decidedly objectionable memberof .
: handle. Do not seem to make hard friends. After brushing a dusty gown, : 4114 *
society, a burglar, and alluding to
work of carving. Avoid scowling or and then with the magnesia rubbingboth .
one in particular, a man undergoing a cortortion of the mouth if a difficult sides of any soiled spots, it shouldbe SMOKE YOUR MEAT W/771
sentence of imprisonment said with
spot be touched. Don't l let your hung away for a day or two, and fus UQUI EXTRACfiSMDKE
emphasis, "I don't think he was a nice
countenance betray the toughness of then brushed again. The spots will cu LAR.E.KRADSERiBIIO.M1,
A "nice"
young man. girl, by-the-
the fowl or your own lack of skill. "found to hav; disappeared. Care !
often does in
way, duty describing a Work slowly and skillfully.An taken with dainty gowns is the secretof
J woman who whatever else she The Rawls-Williams
young Company
and effective mode of dressing (well on a limited allow- ,
may be, is more than nice if she is easy ventilation

gentle, good, winsome, and well-bred, can be arranged with a pieceof ance. HOLESA.LE
and whose niceness ought to be taken wood cut a little smaller than the .
Dr. F. W. Inman of Winter Haven Produce and Commission.
for granted. width of the window frame and about ,
six inches high.. Insert this at the is the leading spirit of the colony
"Lovely, in the same way, is applied bottom of the frame, and shut the planted at that point ten years ago,

equally to a. favorite pudding or window bottom down on the wood. A and while his enterprise has helped COUNTRY PRODUCE AND POULTRY
a beloved relative. "First-rate" servesas a Specialty.
steady ventilation process will go on thousands, he is making a handsome 43-Domestic and Foreign Fruits in season"d:
a qualifying adjective when scenery, from the centre of the windows.To fortune for himself. Incidentally he Hay,Grain, Flourand Canned Goods.
fine clothes, a pleasant time, or, oh! remarked the community raise every- STATE AGENT EXCELSIOR MALT.
worst and saddest of misnomers the ; restore the elasticity of the seats
thing at home consumed on the farm, Honest Returns Guaranteed same day of sale.
"natural" appearance of a corpse are of a cane chair, turn over the chair and the towards making Consignments solicited. Give us a trial
money crops go :
: the topics which the speaker has in and with hot water and a sponge wash further improvements and increasing We will be pleased- application.to send you our Quotationson
mind. the canework so that it may be thor
the facilities for living.TampaTribune. Offices and Salesroom, and West
soaked. If the canework is ; soo Sol Bay St.
, Slang, though occasionally verging oughly Warehouses, F.C.&P.Yards,Jacksonville, Fla.
badly soiled, use ,a little soap. Dryin
the is distinctly debasing
un picturesque, 1 ::--
: to.purity of language, and shouldbe the air, and it will be as good as :Major Briggs and his old army friend, Winter Haven items in Orlando Re.4 ,

frowned on by those who love their new. c' Col Roberts, Russellville, Ky., came porter. ,
mother-tongue. It is not of this cen- White-meated game should tie very in last week. The major has over u.

tury nor of the last; it is .as old as well cooked, while dark meats shouldbe se/enty-five acres planted in tomatoes, Fourteen miles of the St. Johns &

Homer, and finds place in the dawn. served rare. egg plants, beans and pepper. Dr. Lake Eustis railway was changed to

speech of the world, but it is alwaysan Water bottles and decanters may be Inman and his partner, Mr. Harrington standard guage on Friday and the re.

impertinence and'an intrusion. cleaned and stains inside of them removed have in no acres of tomatoes.Mr. mainder Saturday. It was not defin-

Allied to this, the habit of using at by shot, tea leaves or potato :Milam, on Lake Hancock, has an itely known at what time the work

random expressions such as''good.. peelings and a little water. Wine even 100 acres that he has already would be completed, but the deep

ness!I" "heavens and earth !1" "dearme bottles are best cleaned with charcoal, trained to stakes. It is a pretty sight. tone of the whistle on the big enginewas

1" and the like, are opposed to broken in small pieces,. and a little Some tomatoes are already being heard at 6 o'clock, and it was the

good I usage, and should be frowned powdered charcoal left in bottles for a shipped, thirty-five crates a day or so. signal for quite a gathering at the

upon' by those who regard their day or two will effectually remove any Returns are fairly good, netting f. o.b. depot There were about 200 extra

m \h' rtongue'with admiration and I unpleasant odor. $1.50 to ,$2.00. per crate. Some are men employed in the work of changing -

love,-Prairie Farmer. A cake of magnesia and a clothes being sold on the platform at $1.50. the gauge.-Eustis Lake: Region1897 /

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I the.extreme South, testing many of the them with water, allowing them to drain I suppress this demoralizing
transportation -
Florida Farmer 'and Fruit Grower seeds offered for sale, in daily touch out, and then found the amount of water practice, and the subject is submitted -
retained to be as follow:
with many growers and ,making personal to Congress with the general
A Weekly at 16 Main Per cent
Newspaper published
observations in the field as to the recommendation that suitable prohibitory -
Street Jacksonville.Pla. adaptation of varieties to our soils and Silicious sand . weight.25 i legislation be enacted.

climate. We can state it as a note- Calcareous sand . 29 The practice of the Commission to
TEBMS: OF SUBSCRIPTION worthy fact that from the hundreds of Loamy clay . '. 50

For One Year ...............................#1.os our subscribers dealing with this house Pure gray clay. . 71 from investigate shippers grievances or consignees stated continuesto in letters
Humus . .
For Six Months........................ ..... 1.00 we,have not, during the last twelve 181
In Foreign Countries ....................... 3,00subscriptions months received a single complaint 'It will thus be seen that humus is able operate successfully.Vhen formal
not only to absorb moisture, but also to proceedings are necessary, a draft of
in all cases cash in 4 retain it."When. petition setting out the facts claimedto
advance. No discount allowed on one's Mexican Tobacco.As .
we plow under a
green crop or exist and
subscription(except in a club), but to btable manure, we are then not adding containing appropriate
only -
this article is likely to be a competitor is in
allegations the office of
all awed a liberal cash commission willIe l plant food to the soil, but we are adding prepared
on all subscriptions obtainedby to some extent, with Florida i this valuable humus which is able to the Commission and transmitted to

them. Write for terms. leaf in the effort to supply the defi retain 181 per cent of its weight of moist the complaining party for his examina-

To every new subscriber we will send, ciency of the Cuban article, it will be ure. Here is where farming r with commercial tion. Under this practice delays are
postpaid, a of, Whitner's "Garden-
Ing in Florida.copy" For two new subscribers interesting to our readers .to have an fertilizers fails. Though we may avoided, the procedure is simplifiedfor
give all the plant food for the
at $2.00 each, we will send, authoritative opinion as to its qualities.The growth and development necessary of the plant, the the shipper, and much of the reluctance -
postpaid, a copy of Moore's- "Orange United States Tobacco Journal commercial fertilizer does not add humus l on the part of business men

Culture."j gives a decision rendered by the Boardof to the soil. If its use is continued year and producers to proceed against a

Rates of advertising on application. General Appraisers in response to after year, without being supplementedby large corporation is removed.
the green or barn manures the humus of
request of the Collector of New ,
Remittances should be made by check, York. the soil is finally used up, and the crop 45 cases calling for investigation of
postal note money order or registered They say: fails because there is no power in the soil 529 carriers, have been placed on the
letter to order of It is substantially a matter of com to hold moisture." docket of formal proceedings duringthe

FAR3LER AND FRUIT GROWER mon knowledge that Mexican tobacco usedas The editor of the American Fertilizer 1 :Many of these cases involve
filler is
not agreeable to the smokers i in
Jacksonville Fla. our country,that aside from a.class of per replies to the assertion in the last para questions of great importance to trans-

sons hankering after strong effects, Mexi: graph above and then adds: portation and commercial interests. A

OONTENTS. can filler makes a cigar of strong flavor "Humus is valuable,but in the name brief statement of the basis of complaint -

which is not appreciated by the great bulk of a merciful Providence don't tell the in the several proceedings is
Proper Function of Experiment Stations 2GB.OVB of our people. This being the case, it i farmers that it is all and everything. given.
AND,OacHAW>-Oranges, Pines and follows that a large proportion of Mexican
Tobacco-The Satsuma Orange Wood tobacco; brought into this country must be We do not agree with the Cornell Hearings and investigations have

Aches for Fig Trees-Manuring OrchardsThe used as wrapper, as it could not otherwisebe writer in his statement that, under con. been had Washington, New York,
Cherry Plum Shipping Fruit and used here at all; and, indeed, it was i in tinued use of commercial fertilizers,the Chicago Mount Vernon S. D.
Produce to Northern Markets........... 3 evidence before us in this case by an importer will fail for there is i ; ;
PINERY-Another Orlando Pinery............ 4 of Mexican tobacco,who used it for crops eventually Eureka Springs, Ark.; Columbia, S.
FARMER AND TRUCKER-Protection from wrapper and brought it in duty paid for abundant proof to the contrary. But C.; Kansas City, St. Louis, Cincinnati

Frost-Sweet Potatoes need Potash Protecting wrapping purposes that so much of it as he did anywhere say or imply that and Atlanta, and these involveda

Grain from Weevils.... ......... 5 he did not appropriate to that use he ex "humus is all and everything;" he only number of visits to some of the

The Soja Bean Crop....................... 6 ported for use abroad." argued that.it should supplement the places mentioned. Investigations re-
LIVE STOCK-Profitable Swine Growing-- After taking the testimony of a large use of commercial fertilizers thereby
How to Cure Hogs ........................ 6 number of and lating more particularly to the execu
POULTRY-Raising Chickens-What to Peed experts striking an exhibiting a moderation which the editor tive work of the Commission have

Hens-Poultry Items................... < average the Board found that of the ,of the Fertilizer would do well to been made during the year by members -

Fertilizers in Georgia...................r.. r bales under consideration each bale imitate. We might quote other i instances of the Commission and its em-
OUR RURAL Bora-Have a Stock Pot-South- contained fifteen per cent of leavessuitable but the above will suffice to ployes at various localities in different
em House-BuildIng-Promiscuous of for wrappers for cigars." show the intolerance of this
Handkerchiefs............................ 8 .. .. .. journal. sections of the country. Here followsa
Our, Mother Tongue-Hints to House- Commercial Fertilizers and Their statement of the matters involved in

Beepers............................ ..... \ 9 Inter-State Commerce Commission.From the hearings held in the cities men
EDITORIAI/-Apology-Hastings' Seed Catalogue the tenth annual report.wcopy e tioned. The cases instituted and

Mexican Tobacco Commercial, subject of fertilizers and their the following items : hearings Had during the year were
Fertilizers and their Advocates-Repot t effects on plants is a very intricate and
Interstate Commerce Gommission:..? IMarketsThe complicated one and leads to endless TICKET BROKERAGE. based upon complaints from all partsof

Best String Bean-The Business It is This illegitimate traffic has becomea the country involving rates or prac
Pear of America ................ II controversy. something like positive scandal and decisive tices put in force by many carriers and
215 Bushels of Corn per Acre............. i: thereapeutlcs, of which a celebratedpractitioner measures alleging violations of those provisionsof
should be taken to end
The True Theory of Pruning-The Transportation is quoted as having said put an to the which
act reasonableand
Problem.....,.................i. 14 that'the only fact of which he was absolutely these illegal transactions. The Commission require
How to Kill Y OUt Town'.................: 16 certain was that quinine will recommends that it be made a impartial treatment of the public.

reduce fever. penal offense for any person to engage This general discontent with present

Apology.Our The American Fertilizer of Philadelphia 1 i in the business of selling interstate transportation conditions, as shown
readers will tickets unless he is by petitions! from so many sections for
please excuse the is an able exponent and defender passenger an authorized
delay in the appearance of the last two of commercial fertilizers, but it agent of the carrier, duly constituted the enforcement of the statute, em-

issues preceding this one. The impairs its usefulness by too' caustic such by written appointment.FBEE phasizes the necessity of amendingthe
law so as to give force and
printers who set up the Farmer and 1 criticisms of" alleged farmers' papers" TRANSPORTATION PASSENGERS.s. greater
finality to the findings and decisionsof
Fruit Grower' are a faithful, hardworking and the Experiment Station Bulletins.In Under this head the practice of giving the Commission.

set of men, most of whom the December issue there is an article passes or reduced passenger ratesto

enjoy absolutely no holiday throughout entitled Humus and Soil Fertility shippers or their employes and of In one case decided during the year
the year except Christmas. They which article the carrier reduced the rates com
quotes an on this issuing "complimentary passes" to
cannot be blamed if before that plained of after the hearing, but prior
day, subject from the pen of the Assistant persons on account of the professionin
somewhat in anticipation, as well as Agriculturist of Cornell University, which they are engaged or the public to the decision and in view of the

during and after it, they take a good i and then proceeds to comment on i it.. duties they perform, is strongly con considerable reductions so made, no
further order entered but the
resfSnd solid comfort. was ,
The Cornell writer sans. amoncr... demned. No reason is sueeested why,
held for such further
case was
I open
other things : the penal provisions of the statute
Hastings' ,Seed Catalogue. action as might be required. In this
"Schubler found the amount of mois- should not be made to apply to those ;
Catalogue No. 13, for 1897, issued ture absorbed by different air-dried soils who, not coming within tne classes case the practice, common in various

by H. G. Hastings & Co., of Interla- in twenty-four hours to be as follows : specially excepted in the statute, obtain sections of the country and very
followed in the South of making
chenFla.has been received. This firm Per cent. or receive free passes or reduced largely
Silicious sand . '0 through rates on continuous ship
are "specialists in seeds for the Southern rates as well to those
Calcareous sand. 03 passenger as combination of
by charges
States and in this capacity are doing Loamy clay. . 3-0 who by any device solicit, obtain, or established for distinct
a valuable work. For the reason Pure clay. . . 4'2 receive concessions from establishedrates ser
that earliness is the greatest requisite Humus . . 97 of freight. While such amend l sion.vices was criticised by the Commis

for profitableness in Florida vegetablesit '"It will be seen from this that humus ment would have deterring influence .....

is and perhaps will be found advis- took up more than double the moistureof upon many who are now willing, if Shipments of beans last week were

able to bring the seed down fresh each any other soil not eager, to travel free under a piss 450 crates, of fish nine barrels total
That humus is
able to retain moisture ;
season from the North. But it is wortha unlawfully issued by a railway official
for the date
was also proven by Schubler. He season to beans, 1,957
good deal to the grower to be able took it seems doubtful whether that provision
several samples of soil and dried crates; fish, 164 barrels.-Woodley: .
to deal wtth a seed-house situated in them thoroughly, and then 'saturated alone would operate to completely item. 'f-"
--";<- 410 :..,-.

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Weather in Jacksonville. Florida fancy, 4.00 to 4.50; usual lots, THE

Week Ending Dec. 28,1896 2.50 to 3.50; Russet,. prime, 2.50 to 8.25;

Tangerines, Florida fancy, 10.00 to 12.00; FIRST NATIONAL BANK :
'\ a a tit aa.: Mandarins, Florida fancy, 5.00 to 7.00; OF FLORIDA

OATX.Dec. .. a r .a ; 0 a grape fruit, Florida, 7.00 to 10.00. ,
00 00 )I :lit 4 ::s fo4 Southern j
green vegetablesReceiptsof JAcHSONvuLE:
.22........ 39 52 58. 391948 .00 Florida vegetables have not.been {1
Dec 23 ........ 50 61 69 44 3 56 .00 heavy'and have consisted mostly of The Oldest National Bank in the State.
... ....
Dec. 24 : 46, .6 56 40 48 .00
string beans. For these prices have
Dec. 25 ........ 34 .0 49 34 15 4* .00 .
........ made decline and ir CHARTERED 1874. CHARTER
Dec. 26 3IS 51 fi9 37 23 48 00 some close very EXTENDED, 1894.

Da.2.. .............. 41 42 61 41 20 51 .00 regular. 'Tate receipts by express, have! By conservative yet liberal methods, this bank has achieved the highest reputation for solidity ;
49 48 51 45 6 4S .12 been sold mainly at 1.00_ to 1.50 per crate; strength and ability aU legitimate demands.We .
- foreign
Mean ......... 42 50 58 40 18 49 .12 a few of the freight lots have been drafts. on buy all and parts sell of the world.and domestic exchange on the most favorable terms drawing our own

Total placed up to 1.25, but most sales have We invite a visit or correspondence looking toward business relations, assuring that
you you!
rainfall.A. been at 75c to 1.00 with some poor lots favors shall at all times receive intelligent and careful attention .
J. Observer.
MITCHELL going still lower. Wax beans of ordin- JAMES M. SCHUMACHER, R. C. COOLEY

ary quality'are unsalable at any profitable President.
price but strictly fancy, bright colored Cashier.

flarkets. ,-would\ perhaps reach_1.25. We eee Safe Deposit Boxes For Rent.

c no fresh arrivals of green peas. Last receipts

brought pretty good prices whenof

i good quality. Tomatoes show a wide SEEDS SEEDS SEEDS !II!
in size color and value few
range ; a
large, smooth and well ripened have been

FRUITS AND PRODUCE. plaCed up to 2.50 per carrier and rarely New Field and Garden Seeds

Corrected by Marx Bros. 3.00{ but very few of the receipts have r

These "are average quotations. Extra choice been good enough to exceed 1.50 to 2.00 ADAPTED TO THE SOUTH.
and inferior still lower. of the
lots fetch prices above top quotations, while poor go Many
lots seli lower. lots lately received have been entirely ONION SETS :

; Florida Oranges ..................... 3.00 to 3.50 green and unsalable in their present con RED AND YELLOW '" f.
Apples, ...........................bbl 1.75 to 2.25 dition. Florida new squash is in light $4.00 per Bushel. :
Pines, .... ...................crate 4.00 supply, but meets only a smell demand. WHITE $4.50 ; : .
Lemons, Messina,............... box 3.25 :
1 .... .........bn 1.50 Choice young and tender beets would Send for price list.
PeanutaPbestbrand....; ........ .04 to. .05 sell fairly well and a few new from L. CAMERON Seedsman
Cabbage.Florida,...............each .&]% Charleston have been placed at 1.00 ,
Potatoes,N. Y........... ........bbl 1.50 perdozen faolxssotivi11e: Florida.
14 .............5 br.rrellots 1.40 bunches; most of the Florida
1 ....................sack 1.45 stock is too large and coarse, and unsal OUR GRADES OF STQCKS GIVE SATISFACTION.
'. .............. sack lots
.5 1.40 able above 75c per crate. Choice green Myrobolan Plum-Mahaleb Cherry-Mazzaid Cherry-Manetti Rose-Apple-Fear-Quince.
41 seed. .......
". Early Maine Rose ....... 1.85 peppers and okra bring pretty good Raise your own Seedlings.you have ground to pare it is cheaper and you can raise
early rose. 2.00 Sees
Maine hcbron: .......... 2.25 prices, but common lots have to go low. and to supply Raffia other for growers.and We can supply you with and Fresh French Japan and American ,
budding grafting. samples prices from
Maine peerless............. 2.00 The Christmas holiday has interfered
Dakota reds ............ 2.00 MEEHAN & SONS GEKMAHTOWN, PA.
Onions N.Y............... .. .bbl :..50I with trade materially toward the close
I Peas, black eye, ..............bushel 1.50 and the last arrival of vegetables are I I
The Best Bean.
It brown-eye.................bu 1.25 dragging heavily. String Bradley RtdjUld. Eugeru B. RtdJUld.
.................. ......bu 1.10'rurnips,11. Perhaps no greater improvement in ESTABLISHED 187!. .
.y.....................bbl 1.50 Beets, Florida, new, crate 75c to
Beets...................... .....bbl :.00 per dwarf beans has ever been accomplished REDFIELD BON,
Parsnips.............................bbl 2.50 1.00; Cucumbers, Flonda, fancy, per I
Carrots .........................bbl 2.50 crate, 1.75 to 2.00; common to fair, 1.00 i than In this variety, the New
1 ........._ ..........._doz .22 to 1.50Zg; plants, Florida per half barrel I Union White Valentine. It originatedin Commission Merchants

l box, 75c to 1.50; per barrel, 1.00 to I Jefferson county, N.Y., with one of -Axe-

VEGETABLES POULTRY. 2.00; lettuce, Florida, per half barrel : the largest bean growers, and, as its
basket, 1.00 to 2.00; peas, Florida, per ; Fruit Auctioneers
Corrected by Davis& Robinson. name implies, is a complete union of .
basket, 2.00 to 2.50: per crate, 1.00 to :

Yellow Yams, ...................bush .30 to ..35Hnbbardagnasb 1.75; peppers, Florida, per crate or carrier all good qualities necessary to make a 141 Dock Street,Philadelphia. Pa.

J ,..................bbl .25 to .30 750 to 1.25; squash, Florida, white, dwarf green pod bean perfect. It is I We handle all kinds of Prulta and Vegetables,

Lettuce ....................... doz no demand.i.cp per crate, 50c to 1.00; String beans, much earlier and of a dwarfer habit i either at private sale(which has heretofore been
............... ......-... .30to ..35Eggplant Florida express, basket or crtae, 100 to than the old White Valentine the our custom)or by the auction system (recently
s......................bbl 1.50 1.50 freight, 60c to 1.00 tomatoes, pods added to our business)as desire.
Tomatoes .....................crates 1.50to 2.00 ; ; being rounder, smoother, plumper and you may
Sweet Pepper,.. .............._.bu 1.00 to 1.50 Southern Florida, per carrier, 1.00 to
Green Beans,......,........... crate 1.25 2.50. more meaty, and entirely stringless.
Pumpkins, !...................each .05 to .10 ...... Among others it the
Kersnaws, .... ..... .........each .03 to .10 many possesses WORK
I Parsley ...........per dox.bunches .20to .25 We have received the beautifully peculiar and valuable quality of remaining QUICK ,
Green onions,.....per doz. bunches .IS printed and illustrated catalogue for in tender condition
Pepper,hot..................bushel .75 a longer In selling and paying for Fruits and Vegetables
Sage,well cured................-..lb .25 1897, of the well known seedsmen, D. than any other green-podded variety shipped to us is our motto. WE
Hena.........-.--.....-.... .30 Landreth & Sons, Philadelphia. An examination GIVE GOODS SENT US BY GROWERS
Roosters...._:...........M...<.__.. .25 of this catalogue shows it to i This, together with its extreme earli- FIRST PLACE BECAUSE WE NEVER
t ... ....... BUY OURSELVES. They are protected
Half.grown.- & 15 to '.20 be full of information useful to ness-being fit to pick in forty days
Turkeys. ..... ..per pound,gross .10 practical ; by our 40 years experience without defaultIng -
Ducki..........--........-............. 25 to .30 every cultivator of the soil, given in the I From the time of germination-makes a dollar. Enquire as to our standingand
Geese. ......!"'....................... .35 to ',40 plainest manner and without the exaggerations it an exceedingly valuable sort for financial stability which any bank or
Leeks ............per doz bunches. .25 merchants having mercantile reports can
Radishes .............:.....per dos no demand. so ,common to seed catalogues.It spring or fall planting. The beans, verify-then try us-WE BELIEVE OUR
l!I Cucumbers,....................crate '.oo to 1.23 can be had for the asking and. every white METHOD WILL SATISFY YOU. Send
Spinach ............ per bushel .75 one should have it. when ripe, are pure thus en- your name for our quotations. Stencil and
i Cabbage Florida. .................. .04 to .06 abling} the grower to sell them as cards free. Letters promptly answered.
Salsify ..........perdozcn bunches none. I
Lima Beans,.......... .......quart .10 to Iz5, THE GENUINE "BROWN'S BBONCIIIALTRocuEas" shelled beans at a profitable figure in FRENCH CO.,
i, Green peas. ..... .... ....... crate 1.50 case he cannot sell them in the
Turnips............ ......... bunch no demand are sold only in boxes. Theyare greenstate.Hastings' 116 Warren St. New York.
.... .. Seed ,
1 Florida Honey, pound section .10 wonderfully effective for Coughs and Catalogue.
J Pecans,Florida........ ......pound .08 to .09 Throat Troubles. .. >
New Potatoes .................bushel .75 to i oo The.Business Pear of America. ESTABLISHED '855.
Water-Cress..... ......doz bunches .25 in is the Kieffer it '9'.....................-........... /WIM01
I Is some branch of your farm work going Poor quality as ; .

wrong? Some hen or animal not doing is the "business" pear of America.
1. GAME. well? Some tree or plant not producing i. The hucksters and Another big shipment of Smooth

I Quail.................!.......... each 'lo well? Write the whole troubleto canners, grocers Cayenne pineapple plants is now.in
'i Doves ............ ........... each ..05i. like it, and, contrary to the opinionof
Squirrels....................... each .06 to .08 the Rural New-Yorker, and'you will transit from the Sandwich Islands to
;i. Wild! Ducks ................... each .15 to .25 get the advice and experience of the the.lover of good fruit, most of the Orlando here
i ............. each to ; they are brought
Wild Turkeys..... .75 i.oo best authorities in the country on the consumers like it. As the tree is
Rabbits........................each .10 supply the local demand for plants.
matter. It costs'i only $1.00 a year to hardy and bears heavily, and the fruit

have it come to you every week. We may be handled almost like potatoes, Orlando Sentinel.

Market. can send it and THE FARMER AND FRUIT Some of our citizens are showing
.i New York the grower likes it. Among
I GROWER both one year for $2.50 and faith E H.
Oranges-Receipts from Florida have' your money back for the Rural in three pears, the Lawrence has, so te, stood m peach growing. Hay.

... been rather liberal and largely below months, if you want it. the test about the best. Therefore, ward has sold in the last few weeks

prime quality. Most lots have been out the market pear grower will do well over 5,000 trees to be planted this

of condition and lose considerably in to plant about in the following month in DeLand and vicinity.-De-
I For sound Good cultivation means clean cultivation proportion
packing. positively fancy
and both ahead of of standard trees feet Land Record.
mean getting 25 *
fruit prices have been sustained but very
; little of the supply is worth the top weeds and grass and keeping ahead. To apart, and fill in with Angouleme With two schooners unloading lunf-

figures. The bulk of business is in rangeof do this cultivate.one must not plant more than he dwarf stock, doubling the number in ber on Fuller's wharf, Saturday, and

\ 3.00 to 3.50 and many lots of inferior can each row, or, plant standards 20 feet three steamers loading oranges, it

: do not average as much as this. Tangerines : Kieffer one-half Bartlett one was a scene of great industry. The
apart ; ,
t mandarins and grape fruit of Do not spend a dollar for cigars or to-
fancy quality have been scarce and com bacco'and let your wife go without anew fourth ; Lawrence, onefourth.H.E. orange shipments on that day were

mand nigh prices. hat or the daughter a new dress. Van Deman. 1,738 tes.-Manatee River Journal.

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.! 12 ... -_-- .- -- THB_FLORIDA." ..7ABHBB., :AND PRUFF-3BOWZR.+ JANUARY 2, ,

r 216 Bushels of Corn Per.Acre. of his neighbors, the president of the

Last spring prizes amounting to Iowa Seed Company personally inspected

$500.were' offered for the best crop of I : the field and the corn grownon Experiencehas

the'new "Iowa Silver Mine Corn" it, measuring the ground with a I I

grown on one acre. 'tapeline and 'also with a regular ,land proven conclusively that.
He examined and estimatedthe
The reports have been astonishingto better and peaches
corn in the crib. As there was no grapes ,

knew the that,i introducers the corn was, although a most wonderful they other white corn grown on the place, and more of them,are produced :: 'tFN I

there was no chance for a mixture. He
when Potash is
A large 'number liberally
cropper. very ap-
also talked with the
public weigh mas
of the, ranged between too and
reports plied. To insure a full of
ter, with the postmater and a numberof crop
200 bushels but the prize winner
the neighbors, and came away thor- choicest quality use a fertilizer
Ibs. of
ear corn or 202
grew 14,190 '
bu. 50 lbs. An average bushel of oughly correct convinced in that the statementwas Thisis containing not less than 10% Shortest, Quickest, Most Attractive

Ibs. of this corn when shelled every particular.
70 indeed, a' most wonderful crop of ROUTE
weighed 59% lbs. Figuring in this Actual Potash.Orchards
corn, and it is'very pleasing to the BETWEEN
it make the total of
Iowa Seed Company to know that THE NORTH
shelled corn to the acre bu. 20 Ibs.
:, 215 THE
Iowa stands at the head with the largest vineyards treat-
or the largest of corn
crop evergrownin corn record. There were Florida Central and PeninsularNEW
any of the corn producing States, crop on competitors ed with Potash are compara-
for this from almost
and with' \.one exception" the, largest State. in ''the Union.prize In Arkansas every it tively free from insects and THROUGH ROUTES.

crop ever grown in the world. yielded 188 bushels; in Nebraska and plant disease.All New York to Jacksonville by
New Florida
Pennsylvania R. R. to Wash
It was an Iowa farmer who won the Ohio 135 bushels; in Texas 128 bus) about Potash.the result of ht use ty actual tl- and 1 Ington Southern RaIlway to
prize, Claus Jochimsen, of Scott county els etc periment on the best farms in the United States-is NorthernAir Columbia, Florida Central 1 &;
I told in a little book which we publish and will gladly Line.Cincinnati Peninsular to all principal
Iowa. He well-to-do German
a The only case ever known of a mail free to any farmer in America who will write for it. points in Florida.
farmer and is greatly pleased with the larger than this was of the White GERMAN KALI WORKS, Cincinnati to Hariiman Junction -
crop 93 Nassau St.,New York. by Queen & Crescent,
result of his this it '
corn as
crop Gourd Seed corn, a large southern Harriman Junction to Asheville -
earns for him the reputation of being Ashevllle & and Columbia by South-
variety,too late to be be grown in any ern, Railway and Florida
the best corn grower in America, or of these States in the corn belt. This FAIRVIEW PINERY. Jacksonville Central&Pensnsular-Colum
in the world. J bia to Jacksonville.
most wonderful yield can be more Cincinnati to'JacksonVille by
The ground where this corn was fully appreciated when it is known Cincinnati Queen & Crescent to Chattanooga -

grown was a slough in the center of a that the corn crop average of the Choice and Florida}ette,Florida, Southern Central R'y&to Peninsular Ever--

cornfield, which had ,been thoroughly United States is only 28 bushels per Limited. to all important Florida
drained and was plowed for the first acre. It is also pleasing to know that Kansas City Fort Scott &
tine years ago.. Last year wheatwas ;this corn -was grown without ''using Pineapple Kansas and City Memphis R.1L to Kansas ,
I }to Birmingham,Southern
planted on the ground, but the any of the commercial fertilizers,while Jackgo'vllleThro' Line 'to Everette, Fla. Central By&;

soil was so rich that the crop was a the.cost of fertilizers used on the Plants-_. __ Peninsular to all Fla. points.

failure. This spring, to prepare forethe !Gourd Seed corn mentioned abovewas 1St. Louis Short to Line Jacksonville to Du by.

prize :crop, fifteen loads of barn. i $226.92. The crop was a wond- -. 'OR SALE- Holly lloate.Sp'g Central to Holly Quoin,
City Memphis Birmingham -
yard,manure were hauled and carefully ;erful sight as it stood .on the ground. J to Birmingham Sou.

spread over the patch of ground, The season was'very favorable. If it Smooth Cayenne!II! Home Grown !II! i R'y to Everette and F. C.&P.

which was 476 feet long by 93 j feet had happened to have been a t wet sonville.Sioux City Ill.& Chicago Cent. to to Holly Jack-

wide, thus making 73,506 square feet, season the crop would have been I Holly Route Sp'gi}SP'gs, K.,,0.Sou.M.R'&,B.to to Ever-Birmingham -

or 54 feet less' than one acre. The ruined. ABBAKA PLANTS'A'SPECIALTY. ette and the F.C. &P.

ground was plowed ,deeply on May .. Louls'ille&Nashllle to Rive
The next largest crop ever reported New Orleans Junction. F. C. & P. only
loth, thoroughly harrowed, and marked !was grown in New York State consisting F. N. PRICE, To 1 route with through sleepersJackso'vllle _
"with a corn planter at the time the between New Orleans and
of bushels
i weight Jacksonville.,
213 green or
P. 0. Box 449. ORLANDO FLA.
balance of the field was planted, 'but 191 bushels crib cured, of Clark's The F. C. & P. has 700 miles of track In
the dropper was shut off when the Florida running through the,
Early corn, and fertilizersto I Tobacco Beaton*
machine passed over this strip. The the amount of $17.50 were used in HOMEGROWN Stock !armtng and Dairy Section,
Peach and Strawberry Land,
corn planter'opened drills 34 feet .growing it. The Iowa Silver Mine -" Orange,Banana and Pineapple Country. ,
apart, and on May 12th, seed was Phosphate Belt.
has earned the
corn reputation of
the Silver
Hat Spring and
dropped by hand using one peck of being the heaviest yielding corn in Pineapple Slips Other fine Scenery
the corn to plant the acre and it was The Great Hunting Country.Beaches .
America and there will doubtlesss bean
the Noted Fishing Ground*.
covered with the feet,the ground after I immense demand for the seed from and SuckersOf Has the best lands for tillage,greatest variety .
,wards harrowed. The'corn of soils in the State,and above all
being was farmers in all of the United
parts Runs the Central!
the Following Varieties'Rol over Rldgeland
cultivated three times hoed and
:States.-Iowa Homestead. Where It Is High and Healthy.
weeded twice, thinning the corn so Prosperous towns fill its route and it offers
that the stalks stood separate not less L. { SALE: the the best Northern freight markets.facilities for any produce to

than eight inches and not over twelve Several months ago Mr. John A. Send also for the best map of Florida (sent
Bishop assured the Banner representative ABBAKA, PORTO Rico, EGYPTIAN free) and note the towns on its route.A. .
inches apart in any place. .0.MACDONELLG.P.A .
,The corn was surrounded by a' yellow : that there would not be over 500 I QUEEN, GOLDEN QUEEN, RIPLEY Jacksonville,Pi.The .

variety, so that it is not fit for seed boxes of tangerines marketed in the QUEEN, SMOOTH CAYENNE, PER- -

purposes State, that he had most of the crop NAMBUCO AND RED SPANISH. Fla. Cent. & Peninsular R. R,

The field, .was level, high ground, and that they would bring $14 a box. Apply to Offers to Shipper'sThe
Mr. for six boxes)
black loam, with a clay subsoil. The Bishop got returns : Shortest
field had special attention, as will be last week and they netted him $12.24per 0. 0. MATTHAMS, Quickest Route

observed, throughout the season. Be box, and still maintains they bring Florida Pineapple Company BETWEEN I

fore the corn was gathered the farmer $14 a box.-Ocala Banner. I Or FLORIDA AND A POINTS IN
removed two rows of the other corn on 'S. &MATTHAMS, With Improved Ventilated Cars this com-

all sides around the strip so as to thor Guernsey & Warfield, the popularand Daily is better equipped than ever ever to
it. the other well known bankers of this West Palm Beach, Fla handle the Orange and Vegetable Cropland
oughly separate Although city, Insure close connections and prompt despatch
corn was of a different color, still he have received in gold deposits over to all Eastern and Western Markets.

did not want any chance of an ear of $2,000 since the election; six months 1IFO MATION I Through oars to destination with
G D! out change or delay.
corn from the other part of the field to prior to the election they did not receive Worth It's Weight In Perishable freight followed by wire and

be, mixed with this. On November9th as much as $100 in gold on de will For tell your you name how to and make address the on best a postal wire card fence, shippers points advised and arrival time passim natlon.various Junction -

and loth, after the corn was thoroughly posit. Gold is now easy and anyone on plg-tlght earth,,horse-high. the&etUiJ w6oletl&le,bull-strong eoaSCiI Wire.and AIr claims for overcharges and loss prompt
matured and dried it was gath who wants it can have it by the ask. JJ I Kitaelman Bros. Box Do RldgeyUle, Ind.I ly, adjusted.
ered Mr. and of his Florida Sentinel See that your goods are markedvia
by Jochimsen two ing.-South F. C. & P. R. R.
neighbors. As fast as it was gatheredit I For Information call on or address the un

,was hauled immediately to the nearest From his pine land grove at Glen- &NWM&MQThPoultryCuidefor| | dersigned C. B. TAYLOR.: ,Fla

public scales and there carefully wood,:'Mr. Bredow shipped 150 boxesof 897.Some. W. D. TUCKER TraviA'g'tOcala FJa.
thing ; paces;CODe G.I.HOLDEN,Trav. A gt. Leesbul'L Fla
weighed, and the weights'of each load oranges.' He was offered two centsa tame colon liitho plans graph for pla poultry*of Fowl LOOM in,remedies natural W.R. FULLER.Trav A.',r't.Tampa 812
recorded To,verify the report made piece for them on the trees.Deland and recipes: for all diseases;ihow to make Or N.S. PENNINOTON.Traffic Manager.
Poultry and Gardening pay;only 15 cents. Jacksonville &., .
and signed by Mr.Jochimsen and two Record. I John Bauoher,Jr.,Bo:Freeport,IlL W ,H. PLBA8ANT8. Genea1.Yreight'dg#

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The True Theory of Priming. the benefit of posterity," will doubtless FOR SALE Two Leon county farms,480 acres BOWKER'S ANIMAL MEAL. To make hens

t ..-.' All heavy pruning should be done l get the thanks of posterity. In tobacco 390 growing.acres. Excellent W.B. Clarkson fo stock,Jacksonville raising and, Egg tells all about& 11.grow.E.Oar W.little AMSDEN book,the

t in winter; when the sap is down; this cracker parlance, it will do us "a heapof Fla. 8-24-tf 9-ij-tf Ormond, Fla

f applies also to citrus trees, though good." M. CHESEBRO. NURSERY TREES-I WILL HAVE 30,000 I
of the most popular varieties TT7IRE NETTING, best goods for the lett
J citrus trees may also be pruned at for delivery this fall and winter. Send in your VV money. Write for latest price list ]t.W "-

r" the end of summer, as they are "CENT-A-WORD" COL UMN. orders now, and be sure to pet what you want. AMSDEN, Ormond, Fla. 9"19"tf ,.
Pric s and particulars: on application. W. K.Trimbl -
then in a partially dormant state SATES.-Twenty words, name and address, .Braidentown, Manatee County, Fla. GRASS (PASPALUM PLA-

before making- their: autumn growth. one week 25 cents; three weeks SO cents Nothing tfi-28-tf LOUISIANA) grass for lawns and permanent
deciduous taken for less than pastures. Sets, $1.50 per 1,000, by express; 3S
- ... Amongst trees, plums are 25 cents. NO EQUALS IN THE STATE. SATSUMA :ents per hundred,postage paid. W.H. POWERS,
generally the first ready to prune Advertisements for this column MUST be 'pre trees on sweet stock, Hart's Late. Danry Lawtey, Fla.NURSERY.
paid. Tangerines and Parson Brown budded low
and are followed by pears, apricots, Send no stamps larger than two cents. trained to sticks. Buds 4 to 7 fret High.Limited
"., stock. Write now. H. FRIEDLANDER! In- TREES AND BUDWOOD.
and .
peaches, lastly.apples. The general Initials and figures count as one word. terlachen, Fla. to( to-15 Parson Brown.Boone,Pineapple
effects of be King', and Tardlff. Marsh and
pruning may summarized TOBACCO SEED FOR! SALE- Ruby Seedless
as follows : I. Close CUBAN quality,Vuclta Abajo, my importa NURSERY TREE3.-CARNEY. PARSrN Triumph Grape Fruit. Villa Franca Lemon.
prun- Geo. E. Snow. Fla.
Eastlake 10-319()
tion. Three dollars per pound, twenty cents per Grape Fruit budded low on
ing, when the tree dormant. induces'tree. ounce,postpaid Address CARLOS NUNEZ sour stock,at very reasonable prices.

growth. Hence, if a tree is Saint Leo, Pasco Co., Florida. 6 mos C. GOMPERTS, Lady Lake,Eta. McNEIL PEAS.supply Orange of the celebrated Trees and McNeil Buds.

feeble, or has not grown as could be LILY BULBS-Califoraia grown FOR BENT.-AT STANTON, FDA,A MOD- Peas. A few Tardiff and Parson Brown trees on
CALLA large, 20 cents, free by mail. Plants well-built House of Ten Rooms,which good strong sour roots, also a few thousand buds
wished it should be
closely trimmedin in 8-inch pots, for Easter blooming, 50 cents. is well plumbed containing bathroom closet, for sale. Will guarantee satisfaction in every
'the winter season, always cutting RUMLEY'S ROSE GARDEN, Keuka, Fla. and all modern conveniences, which I desire to case. W. H. Mann, Manvtlle, Putnam county,
let tor the season at$ts per month. Florida. 9-x2.6
Just above healthy buds. 2.' A severe FOR SALE.-SPLENDID FIVE-YEAR OLD F. C. BUFFUM, Westerly,R. L

shock to the tree whilst the sap is Fruit Seedling!*, also Seedbed S-ed- WANTED, A LARGE QUANTITY OF CHI-
lings that will increase ten-fold in two with NURSERIES.-A CHOICE SE-
years .PHOENIX trees on sour stock, 3 or 4
flowing freely causes the tree to throw proper care.-Seminole Nursery, Trees at bottom prices, No years old. Also, some Lemon trees on trifoliate
out fruit-buds and for the next Fort Meade, Fla. 1-2-5 V. B. WEBSTER. back numbers. Fourteen years in the business. stock. State price and particulars.
spurs _
Send for price list before buying 12-5-8 Box 1294, New Orleans,La.
season, and pruning whilst the tree is jIOR SALE-HOME-GROWN CAMPHOR PHCENIX NURSERIES,
.r Seed, fresh from
large tree. Also I.tonafdy 12-26-12 Braidentown,Fla.
in blossom will cause that crop to set. Pomelo.- Tangerine, Tardiff Homossssa, Navel ANTED.-THOROUGHBRED BLACK
and Lemon Trees. CYRUS W. BUTLER, SALE.-TWO Langsban Cocks. We have White Leghorns
3. When tree growth is desired,:prune 1-2-3 St. Petersburg, Ma.fTTANTED Seedlings One hundred THRIFTYPomelo Cherry Black Langrshans, and Pekin Ducks for
whilst the is dormant sale or EXCHANG Hggs in Season,
tree ; but if fruit Iaurfl-a fine evergreen. A n -arly new loo-egg .
LYMAN BRO Melbourne Fla.
One Thousand ,
Rough Lemon Incubator. A. J. ALDRICH,
is desired, prune either root or top T V Seedlings, % to H inch in diameter. State 1226.8 Orlando Fla.
whilst the is flowing. For price to [it] J. A. IC NHORN, Upsala, Fla. OR SALE-Full-blooded Brown LeghornRoosters.
sap 4. I Price,ii.oo each.
plums, prunes and apricots, leave all SPLENDID BUDS on Rough Lemon Stocks. I FOR SALE-THREE Geese; also best strain PAIRS Light CHINESE Brahma Lawtey. Fla. R. PUDDY.
the small the Don't Have to wait a lifetime Chickens. Sold at a sacrifice. Write for prices.
spurs growing along to get an income. J. P. DONNELLY. Iruitland Park, Fla. 12-26-3 J. M. ROOKS. T HAVE THE FINEST AND HEALTH-
branches, no matter whether the tree 1-2-6 Mt. Dora Florida. JL lest lot of Peach and Pear Trees in the Stateat

is young or old, for on them the bulk. +THOSE WHO CONTEMPLATE OLD RELIABLE. I have still BUCKEYE oa hand unsold NURSE-about Knot lowest to every prices.one I purchasing give free my 100 remedy trees. for Root

of the fruit is grown. Head in well Planting Melons, either for market or home ten thousand extra-fin- trees: confuting of Wal 12 12 4 T. K. GODBEY Waldo, Fla.

from the outside, which tends to use should buy their seed of me. I have all va- ters' Grope Fruit ParsonBrown, Tangerine and
rietlesand other varieties. In order to close out will offer HAVEN NURSERIES.-ioooo
those of
purchasing I furnish
develop these spurs, and also: full directions for growing giving each purchaser snme at very low price for next 30 days. Address Silver Cluster Grapefruit, almost .
strengthens the tree and the fruit is the benefit of my fifteen years in Melon Crowing Tampa. Fla 12-26-4 M. E GILLETT seedless; Marsh's Seedless;Triumph; to ooo
Monticello, Fla. W. M. GIRARDEAU. Orange trees of aU the leading varieties; Klua
grown where the tree is best able to WANTED. EXCHANGE CHOICE and Dancy Tangerine Pierce, Amory and Jaffa
TTINELAND JERSEY SWEET POTATOES. good Breech-Loading Blood budded on rough lemon and sour stock.
bear it. 5. Apples, peaches and pears s V I have grown the past season a fine crop of Shot Gun. Address with description rf gun, Send for prices. RICHARD KLEMM, Winter
are inclined to bear nearer; the tips, these potatoes. for hotel and table use, and seed 12 19 3 J. H. CIRARDEAU, Monticello, Fla Haven, Fla. it 12 3
later. For prices write to
and young trees should be well headed Crescent City. Fla. 1-2-3 D. DAWES. .

during the,winter season, both to give HERD OF FRESH GRADE JERSEYS AND

I the tree symmetry and strength, and with young Jersey Bull. THE LAKELAND NURSERIES
1-2-3 D. L. PIERSON,
also to induce a more vigorous'wood Summit Nurseries. Monticello, Fla.

growth and a bearing ,
prevent premature 0,000 IMPROVED NEWNAN STRAWberry -
of fruit-a fault that fruit-growers I U Plant-very fine-for sale 1-2'3 c. :
L. MARsH: :
do Thoraasville, Ga. T. E.BLACKSHEAR. .
not seem to appreciate, but whichis

nevertheless, a very serious one.- FOR SALE OR EXCHANGE.-GAMS CHICK>
and a lot of fine chicken gaffs.
Mildura, Australia, Cultivator. Also Middle Georgia property.

1-2-2 Box 85 Milledgeville, Ga. and Retail Dealer In

The Transportation Problem. .

Editor Farmer and Frult-Grower: dress H. FRIEDLANDER,
1-3-3 lutcrlachcn, Fla.

Mr. D, W. Adams, Mr. Neeld and I SEED POTATOES.-Earliest and General Nursery Stock.

others have proved us that the rail 2nd most productive kinds for the South;
road New Queen Thorburn, Early Hebron,
off their
managers are "biting Early Norther, Burpee's Extra Early.
own noses" as well as starving'out the Prices very low. Free pamphlet.
fruit growers and gardeners here; but 430 W. Main St. Louisville, Ky.

for the life of me I cannot see what

will be done in day to bringthem CITRUS NURSERY TREES.AU .
my Lemon Lime and Trees
the leading varieties at Lowest Prices, Car- Orange a Grapefruit
to the
reason. ney Parson Brown, Sanford Medt. Sweet, Paper ,
tried to get my neighbors and 1 Rind St. Michael,Pierces' Ruby, Jaffa, Pineap
ple Majorca, Cunningham Homosassa and
friends to obtain pledges from the Hart's Late Pernambuco, Improved Triumph, We Make a Specialty of

candidates for the Walters, Everett and Marsh's Seedless GrapeFruit
Legislature t o Satsuma Tangerine and King AU fine SEEDLESS
make sensible road law, to make one year old buds, on four and five year old TREES.
Rough Lemon, Grape Fruit and Sour stock,'will
the schools free in fact well i in
as as I bud dormant on contract to any varieties parties

name, viz : free teachers, houses, and I may Correspondence desire. Fine solicited.Kumquat Address Kudwood C. W.for sale. SEE OUR LIST BI3IOW.

books. That the State could buy ,the Villa Lake Nurseries, Fruitland Park. Lake Fox Our intentions are to closeout this immense stock of Citrus trees if fine trees and bed
necessary books at less than onehalfthe Co., Fla. rock prices will do It. We have twenty five varieties of Citrus trees propagated on "Sour
mnOROUGH-BRED MAMMOTH LIGHT Grapefruit, Sweet and Rough Lemon Seedling Roots,as follows :
cost that individuals could. To
X Brahma Cockerels and Pullets, ji.oo to 2 oo.
pass a local option law in regard to Plymouth Rock Pullets, $1.00 each. From prize ORANGES. LEMONS.

fences winners. Mas. GOMPERTS. and stock.
But the hereas
voters 6 Fla. '
mos Lady Lake, Dancy Tangerine '0 Eureka(seedless)
well as elsewhere seemed to careor Satsuma(seedless) a t =; Delalr Premium. and Genoa
40 WEST BAY STREET. King, -(; _
( nothing but a few barbecues, a Mandarin. POMELO or GRAPEFRUIT.

little liquor and several spells of shaking Dr. WF King Tangerine. ;,
COMELY Dentist Kumouats (oblong and round). Marsh Seedless. ,/v,
hands. Ruby Blood. Excelsior. .
Aurantium(sweet rind ., 3 .
(Graduate Dental Department University Joppa Late;(Seedless) ) :
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The magificent Steamships of this line are appointed to sail as

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Y' Pier 34, North IUver-3 P.M.
City of Birmingham............ .... ............................. ...Saturday,Jan. 2
ti La Grande Duchesse...................' ... .................._...................Tuesday Jan.5
City of Angasta...........................o....... .................!........ .. Thursday ,aD.7 ,4,1 '
I Kansas City.................... .................. ......................... ...Saturday, Jan. 9 ;
1 City of Birmingham................................ .. ..................... .... Tuesday an. itan.
La Grande Duchesse ............................ ..............................Thursday, 14 City of Augusta............ ......................... .... .....................Saturday,'Jan. 16
I, Kansas City........ ...... ............ ......... .. ....... ... ............. Tuesday,. an. 19 1 0I '
t City of Birmingham...... .. ...........................:.....................Thursday, 'an. 21 l ;
La Grande Duchesse............. .... ................ ... ..................... Saturday an.an.. 24 T f o/I
( City of Augusta....... ... .... ............................................. Tuesday. 26 4
Kansas City....... ,........................................ ... .......... .....Thursday,Jan. 28 ,
City of Birmingham..... ........::... ....................:...............Saturday, Jan. 30 ,
G.M.SORRELL Manager New Pier No.35, North River.


L Nacoochee ....................................................................... .....Friday,Jan.:
Chattahooehee......... ......... ...................... .. ........................Monday Jan. 4 Finest Cuisine and Service JVo Transfers Between Jacksonville and yew York.
Tallahassee..Thursday, Jan. 7 '
;, Nacoochee ........... ........................... .. ........................Wednesday Jan. 13 The Fleet is composed of the following Handsome New Steel Steamers:
Chattahooehee....... ...........................................................Saturday,J an. 16
Tallahassee .. .................... ................................... ...........Tuesday,. an. 19an. "
Nacoochee........................................................ .................Monday .2Chattahoochee. Comanche" (new) "Algonquin Iroquois "Cherokee, "Seliiaole'i.
...... ................. .1. ............................ ...........Thursday, an. 28PHILADELPHIA
RICHARDSON & BARNARD Agents Lewis's Wharf. '


Pier 39, Delaware Avenue. P. M. Steamers are appointed to sail according to'the tide. l
Gate City....................... .............. ................................... Tuesday, Jan.5 From JACKSOHVILLE.FIA., (calling at Charleston),......... .......Sundays,Tuesdays and Thursday.
City of Macon .. ......... ............ ...: ..........,...........................Sunday, Jan. 10 groin CHARLESTON S. C. ...... Mondays Wednesdays and Fridays.For .
I Gate City................................... ................................ ...Friday Jan. 15 >
City of Macon....... .. .............................................i..........Wednesday Jan. 20 hours of sailing see "Clyde Line Schedule of Jacksonville and Charleston daily papers
Gate City.................................................. ...... ........ ... ..... Monday, Jan.25 .
City of Macon........................ ........ .. ....... .... .......Saturday, Jan. 30 SOUTH BOUND. '
M. C. HAMMOND Agent 13 South Third Street. Steamers are appointed to sail from Pier 29; Hast River New York at 3 p.m., as follows:
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CHARLESTON, S. C., .Mondays, Wednesdays FridaysFor
Central ((90. Meridian) Time as below.
JACKSONVILLE FLA., (calling at Charleston) .Mondays, Wednesdays aDd'Priday.CltYOE'S .
City Of Augusta.......Saturday,Jan. 2,5 30 p, La Gr'de Duchesse..Tuesday.Jan. J9.5 30 p m. :
I Kansas City.. ......Tuesday, J an.5,7.00 p. m'l I City of Augusta.....Thursday, Jan. 21,6 oo p. m.
City of Binn'gh'm.... Tbs'day Jau. 7,9 30 a. Kausas City........Saturday, Jan. 23, 700 p. m.
La Gr'de Duchesse..Saturday Jan. 9,11.00a. of 26 ST. tJOtiNS tIVE! ulNa
City Birm'gh'm..Tuesday,Jan. J2 oo noon
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City of Augusta .Tuesday, Jan. 12,1.00 p. "
Kansas City........ Thursday Jan. 14.3 00 p.m'l La Gr'de Duc h esse..Th uuway..1 Jan.28.230 p.m.
City of Birm'h'm... Saturday Jan. 16, 4.30 p. City of Augusta ....Saturday,Jan.30, 4 30 p. m. J v
SAVANNAH TO BOSTON. Jacksonville, Paiatka, Sanford, Enterprise, Fla., and Intermediate
Landings on the St. Johns River.The .
Central ((90 Meridian) Time-as below.
Tallahassee............Friday. Jan. 1.430 p.m. Nacoochee...........Tuesday Jan. 10, E 30 p.m Elegant Iron Side-Wheel Steamer
Nacoochee... .. .... Thursday Jan. 7,7.00 p. m. Chattahoochee........Friday Jan. 22, 7 oo p. m. I
Chattahooehee..'.....Sunday,Jan io. 9 00 a m. Tallahassee.,......Monday, Jan. 25,'1000 P.m. CITY OF JACKSONVILLE,"
Tallahassee..Wednesday, Jan." 13 200 p. m. Nacoochee............Sunday Jan.31.5 oo a. m. CAPT. W A. SHAW

SAVANNAH TO PHILADELPHIA. Is appointed to&&it..follows:

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Leave Jacksonville Sundays,Tuesdays Friday 3.30 p. m.
Central ((90 Meridian) Time-as below. Returning Leave Sanford......................Mondays.. Wednesdays aDd Saturdays at 9 co a. m.
of Macon.......Tuesday,Jan. S, 7.00 p. m Gate;City, .........Wednesday, Jan. ao, 7.00 p.m. .
Gaffe City..............Sunday,Jan. Io,9 oo a. m. I City of Macon.....Monday Jan 25. II.OO a. m. SOUTHBOUND. NORTHBOUND.
City of Macon ....Friday,Jan. 15, 4.ooP. m. Gate City...... ..Saturday Jan.30. 4.30. p. m. Read Down. SCH2DULn Read Up.

WALTER. HAWKINS Fla. P.A., W. J. FARRELL. Sol. Agt., Leave 330 p. m. ..........................; ... ...... Arrive 3.30a.m.
Jacksonville Florida. SootS p. m. ............n........ .... Palatka.................... ...... Leave 9.00 p. m.
W.3.ARNOLD G.T. P.A., C. G.ANDERSON AGENT ? 3.00 a. m. .?...........,...............Astor............................ II 4-00p. m.
1 Savannah Ga 1. 4-30 a. m. ............................. St. FraDds....................... 'f 2.30 p. m,
............... .u....................... Beresford ..u.....n................ II 1.30 p.m.
., W. A. BOURS. ESTABLISHED 1875. J. B. BOURS. .uu Arrive 8.30 a. m. .............. ..... .... Sauford.........._........._ ...... 10 9.ooa. m
9.25 a. m....................... .... Enterprise................... ...... 9.30 a. m.
........... .... ......................So. Pla.R. R. Wharf................... 11.ooa. m.
General Passenger and Ticket Office, 204 West Bay St., Jacksonville

; Grain Garden Seeds and Fertilizers A. J. COLE,Gen.Pasecnger Agent,5 Bowling Green New York.M. .
H. CLYDE Assistant Traffic *ing Green New York.
s THEO. G. EGER, Traffic Manager 5 Bowing Green, New York.F. .
!. M. IRONMONGER Jr., Florida Passenger Agent, 204 West Bay St., Jacksonville, FU.
88 WEMT BA.TT err., ;JACKIJON VILI, s I I.iA. JOHN L. HOWARD Florida Freight Agent foot Hogan Street Jacksonville,Fla.
J. A. LESLIE Superintendent,foot Hogan Street,Jacksonville,Fla.

We Handle Only the Best and Most Reliable Seeds; A Oomple Stock of WM. P. CLYDE & CO., Gen'l Agents,

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No Need of Legal Compulsion. .:Mrs. Nix-"I hope you are not the betterment of the material inter- The Reason. '

,"Blest if I can understand this cur- afraid of work. ests of the people.If Tommy Why shouldn't I ever call

.. rency question. I asked somebody Weary Willie, (uneasily-I) ain't exactly a stranger visits your town tell anyone a liar?
what a legal tender was and'he said it afraid, mum, but I always feel him everything is overdone and predict Uncle Jack-Because, my lad, if
was like this: If I owe you two dollars fidgety w'en dere's anyt'ing like dataround. a general crash in the near fu he isn't, it will hurt his feelings; andif
and I offer you a two dollar bill .-Truth. he is, he will hurt yours.-Pu k.

to settle the debt, you must take it" ..... ture.Keep' up a', divided public sentiment ... '

"Well, that's right !1" A man recently drank a pint of and knife every man that disa- John Wanamaker is now an es.

"Yes, but what a blooming idiot you yeast in mistake for buttermilk. He grees with you on the best methodsof teemed visitor in the advertising columns

would be if you didn't: take it!1"- rose three hours earlier than usual increasing business. of the New York. papers. .
next morning.How Patronize outside the pM M V MMBH MM
Puck. newspapers to
It has recently! been ascertained that
< > exclusion of own and denounce
your almanacs and calendars date back to
Bertie Rapture-"Nothing in Life I to Kill Your Town. yours for not being as cheap and as the 200 A. D.

think is as sweet as Love's Young large as the big city papers.If year _
of the much andas
Dream." Buy peddlers as
often as possible. you are a farmer curse the place The Southern Cultivator concludes that
Tom Beenbit-",Unless* it is to Denounce 'merchants because you trade at as the meanest on earth. the droppings of a hen are. worth a dollar -
awake and find:you haven't committed your Tell this to your neighbors, and a year. Let this be taken into accountin
they want to make a profit on their estimating profit and loss.A .
matrimony. tell them the business men are robbers -
4H.fr goods.Make. good tonic for hens is water in which
and thieves. It will make
out your town a very bad your has been soaked old iron or nails;. the
On High Olympus. place, and state it every chance you property of much less value, butdon't more rusty the better. .

Jove-My! what lot of( war scares get. care.Cowpeas. It stands to reason that he is most prosperous
they are having on earth. Is ,Mars, ,Rejoice in the ''downfall! of a man who gets most from a given area
I substitute for clover Then do not increase in
are a as expenses propor
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god war, your
a renovating crop on many Northern tion to the yield. The added outlay
Sattellite-No, your :high Ss"only town. / farms. Why should they not be universally comes when we go to increasing the area
Eolus, the wind king.-Truth. Refuse to unite in any scheme for used by the Southern farmer? to get the increased yield desired. _
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