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*<3ntlemen: 01 01"T .1;"6
We bare but little what i said about us by the dealers in and bro" en th n NoreNM I
'* f oranges in the State of Florida, but we do care a great deal as to wltt -
is thought of us, our objects and our methods, by the genuine ora FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8,. 191w
growers of this State, in what ever vicinity they may be located. __
S* A certain letter from a Mr. Parker, approved by the Arcadia Board n
of Trade, has been brought to our attention, and from the general ta e Prebyerin Church.
of this letter, it would seem that the growers themselves in the vreinity Sunday Morning the pastor
of Arcadia actually feel that the Florida Citrus Exchange is a menace to will preach on "Conscience and
the citrus growing industry of Florida, and as the Florida Citrus Ex- Character". At 7 P. M. the
change is in reality a cooperative association of the growers themselves, subject will be, "A young man's
for the benefit of the growers themselves, and run by the growers them- Chance".
selves, we feel that we must take notice of this communication, to which
we will not attempt to reply in full as yet, but would like to make a few Railroad Time Table
suggestions which may bring forth a communication in the form of con-
crete charges against the Exchange or its methods, which we will be glad November 1912
to answer fully.
If the growers of Arcadia will get together, as we are given to under- NORTH BOUND-
stand they have done, in the form of an association of growers for the No. 44 Passenger ......10 2 a. m,
protection of the citrus industry, and will formulate, after due consil- 48 Mixed ............3 10 p. m.
station and thought, a letter to be addressed to the Arcadia News, charg-
ing the Exchange with those things which you believe it has done that SOUTH BOUljD-
are to the detriment of the citrus industry as a whole, the Exchange No. 49 Mixed............ 12 16 p. m.
will gladly take such charge and answer them one by one, explaining 47 Passenger ...... 465p. m,
why they have done certain things, and endeavor to clear the minds of
each one of you of the sligthest suspicion that the Florida Citrus Exchange
may have willfully or thoughtlessly done anything to injure the citrus Brv i gr
industry of this State. "
There is no good to be gained from mere abuse, as abuse is no argu-
ment, vilification is not evidence, and passionate declarations of right or
wrong amount to nothing in the clear light of reason. y
If, therefore, you will take advantage of this suggestion on our part IYour
and will draw up a set of charges, each charge in a separate paragraph,
numbered, so that they may be replied to by number in the answer, we
will pledge you that the Florida Citrus Exchange will make its plea in J b
answer thereto before the great bar of the people, and endeavor to, if not JO W or
jus. ,, atify, at least give its reasons for having done or left undone'anything -
with which it may be charged that it has injured or might injure the cit-
..... rig'dus of hi Amu% ,
It, thereforbehooves us to begin with, to ltyyqu a brief statement
of the objects o Atoprida Citrus Exchange and what it has a9oqm- '
polished so far towards the attainment of its object.
"The duty of the Florida Citrus Exchange is to obtain for
honest fruit, hon&ey paced, an honest price, and we are
Sagaist anybody who attempts to bring about other than
this." -William Chase T ple. ,
worked Jnceisatly. up to date. j It claims that evey io that I aa f
made, public or private, has been for the sole purpose of bd iing t t
This result. How far has lt attained this?
The first year of the Florida Citrus: ExchangI was oe of lmiase
difulty. It was a new organisation; Itiamembership otMa dof wos'
people who were not accustomed to a y such orgapilsAti a ti; it tras
confronted by the most enomnmoup wop that Florldi had wer pi ed; .
the machinery was all new; no one, from the Sub-xchange ;#tk.l
down to the grower themselves we in the least families with the'! .
cesitei of the case, or with the steps necessary to bring shbout t r. a
'ulte desi*q. ,
In addition to all this, a freeze occurred the 28th of Desembt, w '"
practically detroyed from one third to one half the frult left im the 8 :
and hundreds of thousands of boxes of fruit were shipped after hal
that should never have left the State. '
In spite of this, the Florida Citrus Exchange averaged $1.15per ox,
f. o. b. cars packing house, for every box of fruit it handled that suo.
/ The second season of the Florida Citrus Exchange, it averaged for .. .''"
its growers $1.51 a box, f. o. b. cars packing house for every box of orange
it handled that year.
The third year of the Florida Citrus Exchange, it averaged fo Its .
growers $1.93 a box, f. o. b. cars packing house, for every boxofora~g
it shipped that season. .:'
It, therefore, raised prices received by the growers 36 box b tene d
.: year over its first year, and 42 a box its third year Over itscod .
." At the close of the third season, b results obtained by th hul
Exchange being so much beyond aythlag obtained before, its aa
"9 ries dat aboht to find some excuse for the brilliant remtl shmlowm btb, '
Exchange and its methods, and th i .nay decided that tpop .
S plea to make was that in the first the Florida urpn was. '.
p.hort during that third sM.>an, to w lt season 919thl
tres tfreeas in Californal still sfrther ad 4bCtte4 S B Wt
rh rMhgsea its unpajdonmabieb pinsir fe tb
was adouatt. a
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Wat' Behind It ?
A lard-headed fariper the other nay said:
,,when I get money from the bank thp7 make
me sign a note and give security. 'he the.
bank takas my money on deposit there ought
to be more behind it tlan a deposit slipS.
He was right about it, too. There IS mbre
behind it at this bank. Every dollar f.4 owu
entire capital and surplus is behind it. Very
director, office and stock-holder in our bank is
behind it and personally responsible. Our rep-
utation for safe and prudent banking is behind
it. The deposit slip is not all that is behind
the depositor's money, not by a long shot.
Bank of Crystal Riv
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-This Is the Place
S You CANNOT GET better cuts of mt ame
where than those you gel at the City Market, We
will not handle poor meat. Test this assertion.
i YOU WO4K.
i'THE STRAIGHT K
*Oell, old Humpty Dumpty," said the Arab to hW:-
aal*l as they were starting on a long journey, "had
S rather travel uphill or downhill?" "Pray, mas-
i" d the camel, with a significant wink, "is the
'*jqp b ross the desert closed." '
'y noney for fertllier, you are aiming
*-1 it y1 hw 0ed crooked, roundabent eoemm
h I -k i the straight path e UM.
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a had planned
or fi 6 Thanksgiving d
be lang-o eold most of th
The News man is glad to pl
onme uew names on his list t
week. If you are not a substc
or to our town paper come
Saad arrange to et it. ,
the tourist eustoa
ter Mo 'N
Other brand l alb" AuI
White Glov maf i .
If it is good meaost 4
weight yon want, go tteWIO
iv- market. -
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Mr. and Mr). G.. 0.4 pppp
and little John are dt re
tives at White Spriu,
We, make a specialty of pre-
u e1iptio a at The Crystal River
i am and readers
' I ,1' fr6nm the
i i4 40.4 oc.
For new and up to datphoea,
call at the store of the Estate o
Mrs. M. W. Allan.
Mr. and Mr.. 1). A. Keys art
pleasantly located at the Dixon
house for an extended stay-in
The Womens Exchange, hUas
the pianapientqf Migs 4lanche
Wil,,iltt b opened 4Satqr,
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,the tutim buyvsw e
st received a large and com-
plete line of new
Don't wait until
stock has been broken and
then kick be~ue,'eyou do not 6nd
Shat. yOu wt,,,~now to
8Wi able commi* of- tea
o( Iltdany the State we -t6d fi
ewll' breadyfor.the him, he will surely beir
'abut. December 10th. ed to this position.
eEwfev a00d Orcu ltthe best .
ti#W ffl1 ech Countyr, pro. White Olover Fk~louti'liew -rl'
f4 ipe ire- tbr~e or more, Ask your Grocer. A',,,d
I.7 *Tm .
atom in fruit by the Florida Citrus Exchalng, di
Many of you havesold your oane on the treths s
than 760 a box. The Florida Citrus xchanpe, from the
. eason, urged all of you not to sell your oranges for A
wOre well worth this pri ad that youa ouldp getAptl ou',,
Th to tal "ss of lpgpi lby the Florx i sd t tz phage in s ?
1MeadOft 4h e toyor4!ageSd .01 Iwboto f.o.b. ps
The TONe l orlda t ea A Ebmp ofIt
entse, I., thati n tpU 8xpa P
ftAsy104 oe 1-0 Wt
wer wel ort thflprie.MV"htyucud(iHt oahl m *^V::**
tJo you ad (asks
Ion of Our Line
a visit to oi r
of Chris t J
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