Group Title: Kissimmee Valley gazette.
Title: The Kissimmee Valley gazette
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Title: The Kissimmee Valley gazette
Uniform Title: Kissimmee Valley gazette
Alternate Title: Gazette
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Vans-Agnew & Harris
Place of Publication: Kissimmee City Fla
Publication Date: July 18, 1913
Frequency: weekly
Subject: Newspapers -- Kissimmee (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Osceola County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Osceola -- Kissimmee
Coordinates: 28.303889 x -81.412778 ( Place of Publication )
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 1, no. 1 (Nov. 24, 1897)-
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Bibliographic ID: UF00091504
Volume ID: VID00603
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: oclc - 33274531
lccn - sn 95026779
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Preceded by: Kissimmee Valley
Preceded by: Osceola gazette
Preceded by: Osceola signal
Succeeded by: Kissimmee gazette

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Most people -like corn on the c'ob.i i'

That ia not a particularly apt state- ,, +
ment to make as an opener to an ar- I
, ticle on how I left city life in Canada
to take up farming near Kissimmee, I i
r but as a farmer-newspaper man I L
have had it drilled into me, that in I
order to get people to read an articleor
a story one must say something in |
the first few words of the opening I
paragraph that will lead them to read ,' 4
further. j '

I know so well that most people like !
corn.on the cob that I expect them to
read.what Ithave to say just because F1 a''
.. I have reminded them of the fact.
h My first ''experiences at farming
were not asVtheson of a farmer but ( 1
as the son of a man who bought and
sold farms; bought and sold mortgages -
/f":.., on farms and whose entire business }
was with farmers. So, while .' "IDYLLWYLD" BEAUTIFUL HOME ; r: '
hanging around his office after school ,I "
and on Saturdays I listened to farm The reader will pardon me if I digress
talk and nothing else. again from hastening to a recital :
One day father foreclosed the mortgage of my Florida farming experi- Congress ; I l
on a ten-acre place almost with- ences, if I tell about how as a youth r
in the limits of the town in which we I everlastingly applied for the "free i l
lived. It was a veritable thistle farm, literature" mentioned in the advertisements 1
and as a crop producer it was a howling in magazines subscribed for $47,000

success. One day a couple of by my father. In my library, whenever .
neighboring farmers who raised fine I find time to spend an hour, I
crops of other things than thistles got sometimes run across pamphlets about the i,
after father because he hadn't har- Jamaica, Nassau, Cuba and Florida r +
vested his crop before it went to seed. which I received when a boy, and
They pointed out to him that their which were followed, even in those ,.
would put the law on him if he didn t days, by letters and circulars invitingme ? '
destroy them I I overheard him try- : as though I were an important WILL DREDGE A CHANNEL ',
ing to 'bargain with a man to do the 1 business man, to make a winter trip a
work, and when I got a chance I put i thither and get wise as to the opportunities TO LAKE OKEECHOBEE,
in a tender to do the job for a dollar c for investment and settle- ----
an acre. My tender was accepted.At ment.
first I started in boldly with aman's All those youthful inclinations are I The fight the Valley Gazette be&'Unnearly t '
size sythe, but I had not gone the cause of my being in Florida to five years ago for in all-year
far when' I discovered that other tools day. I have visited, in one capacityand water route from Kissimmee to Lake
s" and implements were necessary. An another, all the southern points Okeechobee has at last been won, butIt
axe proved to be the most effective. mentioned and besides that I have was a battle hard fought, and was }\ l
After many days of ceaseless toil I journeyed throughout the length and participated in by many of our best .
succeeded in levelling every thistle on breadth of the North American continent and most loyal people as lieutenants. ?>
the place and for years afterward I ; I have established and conducted There was a time when Congress '
was considered a white haired boy by miDinaand colonization: papers in !
made an annual appropriation of a
those neighboring farmers. small amount of to keep the ; i
With the ten dollars thus earned I (Continued on page 6) money
water route clear of fallen trees, but I
went to Toronto Fair that fall and ,
even that was cut off four ,
there I spent most of my time in the TO INSPECT OUR and since that time nothing years has been ago
farm products exhibit. i
done to aid navigation between these

The father following to let spring me have I about arrangedwith an WATER ROUTE principal Dunng points.the past four_ years_ muchof ,

acre of black sandy loam in another the country along the water route
part of the town, to work as I saw fit. has been settled and both freight '
The terms of rental were that 1 should ENGINEERS SURVEYING ,THE and passenger business up has been r"Y i
saw up and split fifteen cords'of EVERGLADES PASS THROUGH largely increased, in fact the busi-
slabs wet- from the Saw mill in time HERE EN ROUTE TO ness in those lines has suchan :
for starting the furnace fires that fall. OKEECHOBEE. extent that Congress could no (
That was in the days when hardwood longer turn a deaf ear to the.people'sdemands.
could be bought for a dollara '
cord and it took from forty to The board of engineers engaged by Some four years ago, at the earnest ;.
fifty cords to see us through the win the Internal Improvement Board 'to pleading of this paper and a numberof <
ter. Th pine and cedar slabs obtained make a survey-of the Everglades, arrived our citizens, a board of Govern- I ,
from the mill were needed in the in this city Wednesday night ment engineers made a survey of the '
thirty below zero mornings of the I and left yesterday morning aboardthe I water route, and recommended thatan j 15 ,
winter to quicken into activity the steamer Lillie for Lake appropriation be made to keep it i '
ice and snow encrusted wood which' bee, where they will be Okeecho-I open the year round, but the general j
foamed exceedingly from the endsas I their! own boat. board at Washington thought other ,I /
the heat increased. The -Isham wise, and refused to recommend the II ; i
Well, anyway, I market gardenedthat I who is in charge of the work, Marshal I plan to Congress. But that board
summer and I paid the rental. O. Leighton and Edmund T. perkins-. .didn't know the character of men it '
On my miniature farm I raised of.l, are men of world-wide reputation, and had to contend with; down here. Whenour *
that I have ever since been proud upon their report rests the question people take hold of a propositionthey a j '
One squash, I remember. was bigger I of whether the state will attempt to I think good they never turn loose
than my wheelbarrow. And corn, t reclaim all that section of Florida and until success is theirs, therefore they
man-o-man, I had corn. I wish I could I fulfill the dream of the late lamentedN kept the agitation alive and never I 1 :I
believe of that kind of seed now, I B. Broward. overlooked an opportunity to call the .j
I would spend every minute of While here they stopped at the I government's attention to the necessity e
my time in a patch of it if I could jl Graystone and during the evening of making the water route navigable -i I
locate some seed that would, under several of our prominent men calledto the year round, the latest move, I ),
the conditions down here, do what pay their respects. Yesterday I and the one that cinched the propo- v
that corn.did there. It was the mam- I morning they were shown over the cityin sition was the visit of C. A. Carson,
moth sweet variety. Three ears was I autos, and expressed themselves as chairman of the transportation com-
as much as anyone could get away I more than pleased, saying Kissimmee I mittee of the Board of Trade, to Wash
with at one sitting; and contained |II presented a most progressive and pros- ington, where he appeared before the l;
more than any half-dozen cars of the perous appearance. board of army engineers' with facts I f
best corn I have raised since, and I Their object in coming here was to and figures that would convince the
have grown some powerfully nice corn mate( an inspection of the water route most skeptical that the further ad-
which I am going to tell about in a : and the. effect the draining of the vancement of that great area of r
few more sentences. I Everglades would have on this section, country from this city to Lake Okee-
( My whole idea in referring. to epi- ,, but their opinion in the matter will chobee was dependent upon a channel ,
_sodes in my early life in an article of ],not he known until their report is made deep enough for boats to run the year
this kind is merely to show how one's Internal Improvement round. i
youthful fancies and inclinations will board, their contract containing tjjatprovision. I When Mr. Carson ceased speakingthe ;
sometimes stand them in good stead board was convinced; and the re-
when they reach a period in life\ where
life is a problem and not a fancy. I .. C
Before wading into the details of myj''
actual farming experiences in Florida f
I want to tell how that corn I grew I >
up North took first prize at seven dif- s ,
ferent county fairs and a sweepstakesat I
the Toronto -Exhibition, which by ,
the way, is the greatest annual J
trial fair \held anywhere in the induS-I t
Since then I have been a w
cier and a corn eater.
' ..! That fall my father sold out his I s
interests in the little town and we :
moved to Toronto. In a short, time \, ,rye ,Yt.v'. tsMhFla :tk ,Jhy w la. "
I found njyself identified with a com-
mercial newspaper which publishedweekly ,
the financial and commercialnews I
of the whole of Canada. The ;
little incident of how I advanced from!
office boy to business managershiphas ,
no place here, nor shall I more i
than refer to the proprietorship of I
several small weekly publications! or ;
the commission to write a series of e
articles for a city daily under the
in the Outskirts,"
caption of "Rambles ''
which work brought me in touch with I 1

every farmer and maffcet gardener + +
within a radius of fiftymiles of To- i
:ronto. Nor is it necessary to dwell [ I
upon how I "topped turnips and hired : '
out several times a week with those' i
farmers and gardeners in order to [ I ,. ,, 1t
get "human stories" of actual farm I KISSIMNEES WATER '', ...
life and! conditions close to a large city. I

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The New Methodist Church :SPLENDID. MEETING USE Of CALOMEL >. It has happened, it may happen! Property Etc. Etc.for Rent,

An Ornament to the CityWILL BOARD OF TRADE I PRACTICALLY I STOPPED ;J 2f i BE PREPARED Lift your WITH property US for male

Dangerous Drug Giving Way for Safer
' When It Does Happen! WE'LL PUSH IT!
MUCH BUSINESS TRANSACTED More Reliable. Remedy. .]J I f
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Hundredsof people in this vicinity H t
OF TilE HANDSOMEST: ) Hl'KCH lU'lLIHNCZK: ; I IN KI.OUIDA- ROADS) shopped the of dangerous *.1 l
( ():\I I1TTEE: ON: GOOD; alone have use
MAKES I UEI'OnTC011) calomel when the liver is acting iJ
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SIONERS) ) ASKED TO MAKE slowly, and take Ilodson's Liver Tone M

able in adding to the artistic \PPKOPHIATION FOR instead. J
There is. nothing that addmore> to suggestions :
I beauty of the church. EXPERIMENTALFARM.: :' \liodson's \Liver. Tone ,is always safe 3
the moral tone of a city or I.H a greater
homi-seekt-r than The culmination of this movement and has none of the bad after j
attraction to the the minds 1 of the so often follow the use of calo- .]:
handsome church )buildings, and in which has been i in
for time is indeed\ a compliment mcl. It i is a pleasant-tasting v"l/e-.1: j E.
this line the Methodists of Kissimmee people some Tlie man who failed to attend the !
the gently
table that starts J
stand at the head of tiny city the size to the denomination and to meeting of the Board of Trade Monday and relieves, constipation .
and surely ;:
the of
t of this one in the state.The city night certainly missed something
and I biliousness causes no .1
building now Hearing: completion ------ >*o<>.cl. There was an immense amount of habit or diet J t't'
on Church street, and which will : ASSOCIATION of important business transacted., anda
) OK.MJI( ;, : > :Many 'preparations hate sprung up
cost about $25,000, is not only a dreamin new life seems I to have awakenedin
f ,Messrs. Holt, (Chihholm Sibert and that imitate the claims made for Dodj j 1
architecture and design, but is an the members, as the attendancewas ''
Tone, but remember
son's Liver <
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to 'and demonstrates Witherspoon for the
ornament our above the average sum- I odson' Liver Tone is the tried and .; DoiieganREAL
9!' n'rlork
of the members to Holt Monday mornmat demonstrated
the that -
I loyalty flier and of a character
their church. and organized a ministerial l n..soriation business tested remedy that has proven such ]'
I our foremost men aredetermined
for co-operative woik for, she a good nwdicine' and is so satisfactoryto :;
to the to make Kissimmee the I.
The following facts leading the ,
I every u..r--i" the reason imitations I.
of the interest
furtherance religious: i
building of this magnificent edifice of Kissimmee.On leading inland city in the State.1'residcnt are on the market.Dodson's j

were furnished by Rev. J. D. Sibert, motion of Dr.) Sibert )Dr. Holt ( Triplet the being illustrated absent in Liver Tone cannot hurt !
with big ESTATE
I connection and if it fails tT7Thj-nll that isclaimed ,i
: Mr ( his anyone
Her. I
elected\ :
was president is ,
the : Gazette issuing
present pastor edition the Valley
I holm and treasurer.i'J I Ii III> ;' for it the Kissimmee )Drug :
I} January 20th Dr. J. 1). Sibert the secretary reporter. this week, Vice Iresident Nelson pre- C Witherspoon
for the Methodist i press sided.There. .
then 30-lt
new pastor back with a smile. Adv.
I The association adjourned to meet .
church called the officials of the was a mass of correspondencelead

i, church to meet in council on Monday next Monday morning will at 9 o'clock be all of which the secretary was O,.r.l..:--x--X-: i v..44}}fi+?r }tr: t...}.:. : AND INSURANCE
night, the following were present, | and regular meetings: likely instructed as to the answers, among .
held each month and called a's- .
I John M. Lee John L. Overstreet D. I once which was a request from Lakelandto <; :NARCOUSSEE :NEWS' > '
i G. Wagner, J, E. Rush, John McPhatter | ions when occasion demands. join in the building of an interurban : rr r 4 I :

I S. S. Buzza, II. M. Pfann, W. C. electric line between Kissimmee 444404444444444444Two .
Bass, W. B. Harris and E. L. Lesley. i ENJOYABLE: AFFAIR and that city; from the Atlantic Coast \GENCY
: The pastor called the meeting to order Line Railway regarding the locationof I young sons of G. V. Tillman of :

and remarked that In order to build a military school here; from the I Bartow are visiting. at the residence | .
{ a church there was always three things ON OLIVER'S ISLAND Pine Products Co., looking to the es- i of 0. C. McLean. '

,' essential: First, location; second, tablishing of a plant at Kissimmeeto I There was a happy event at the : {

plan, and third, the start. PARTY SPEND TilE extract rosin, turpentine and oil home of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Avant I

I, The lot having been purchased Dr. PLEASANT DAY DIVINE SERVICE AND from stumps and trees. roads submitted Wednesday night of "last week, a :i Second Floor Citizens Bank f
The committee on good weighing ten pounds
Sibert submitted a plan which was ac youngster
>1 ,. cepted and the following permanent LUNCHING IN BEAUTIFUL an exhaustive report, which ting in an appearance and taking put-I': .
be transmittedto
organization was made: John M. GROVE was'adopted, and will permanent residence.
elected chairman J. E. Rush the Board of County Commission-
Lee was ; District Evangelist R. Y.

secretary and treasurer; H. M. Pfann I. Last Sunday a few friends from I ers.our(This next will appear in fullin of Waycross Ga., is holding services in | :. Town Lots fiftyto We make a spec-
At this meeting the '
superintendent. Kissimmee and Kissimmee Park gathered I in the school House this week.

contract for building the foundation on Oliver's Island for an outing the The cultivation question of ol sweet experimenting clover was W. G. King of St. Cloud ''was the'' : five hundred ialty of all kindsof
awarded to S. S. Buzza and work
was service.
which- began: with preaching discussed with the result that a mo- week end guest of .K. W. Hill.
i .. was begun the following morning and N. ('. Enge was the speaker. lie tion prevailed requesting the county Marion Tindall, who is employed on :?
and harmon- Real Estate
has continued steadily took his text from Math. 22115.: The suffi- dollars each.
commissioners to appropriate the East Coast Railway, is spendingthe
until the is "
iously building practically
; ..,' subject was "The Wedding: Garment. cient funds to operate a small experi- week here with his family. I':
completed.A I After the service lunch was served; of work and Insur-
mental tracts
farm. Large
H. II. (Hull made a business trip to
(great deal of the success of this later ice cream and a general enjoyable The question of the orgahization ofa
Kissimmee this week. :
magnificent work is due to the untiring time was had. J. I
y zeal and labor of John M. Lee Those participating were Mr. and ; H.Farmers'Reese, and after was a presented thorough by discussion Mrs. C'. E. Aligopd, whs has been"j prairie and timber ance. Your busi-
) assisted by the entire official boards I Mrs. C. I1: Blanchaine, Mr. and Mrs. Messrs. Sears and on a protracted visit to her sister at I :)?
ry Reese
and church at including II. II. Blanchaine and children, Mr. Plant City, returned home
I membership large I Evans were appointed to go fully into Monday I' lands cheap. ness is solicited.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Wade Tucker and Mrs. Oliver Mr. and Mrs. McKel- night. '
the matter and report at the next I
who have only recently united with I vey, Mrs. C. Kulp and daughter, Mrs. meting. : Seward Waters who has for some

the church and who have made large \ Barnd and children, Mr. Barnd, Sr., I Rev. W. B. Witherspoon Charles i I time been residing at St. Cloud, has
donations towards the completion of Cap Collins, Mr and Mrs. Enge: and Carson and Alfred Law were electedto begun the erection of a handsom*, 2
the edifice as well as to render valu- son, Mr. Frank Heaton, Mr. Neiman. I I membership. | bungalow: in the new town of Na/- TELEPHONE 246

d- coossee. Mr. Waters owns an extensive -
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I Between the Dibble residence on U. L. King of the east coast is the

"r Mabbette street and the Crowe place { latest addition to our place, he having D. G. WAGNER Mgr.
on Sumner street there is a small purchased five acres of ground and ,

_ t tn You Save I pine grove, (owner unknown) and a |' begun the erection of a residence this

}; t foot path between the points named week. Kissimmee Fla.

*! yi I shortens the distance. As a consequence I I I>. E. Proper and Geo. Jlronson ,
there is considerable travel on spent a portion of the week in

i 17 Cents ? foot, and occasionally a wagon is I mee attending the county KiHHlm-1 l
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cement walk on Sumner street. I

d'r ? I Among the pedestrians our oldest IIF I II
sl 1 There are many persons who could save but do not, overlooking inhabitant a man who is known to WOMEN ONLY KNEW

c as quite feeble, uses this .
I : the real value of a dime, feeling that it is not worth while. The everyone
few Several
path to save a steps.
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r error which these people make is in this: it is not the amount that is I large negro boys in pure wantonnessare I
What a (Heap of Happiness it Would
in the habit of running by him on
4. f so important in attaining a savings bank account, as it is the regularity bicycles and trying to see how near :1 Bring to Kinsimmee Homes. I Ideal Groves

: 1/' -the constant practice of depositing regularly in some reliable I they can pass him. Of course, this is I ..--

', savings bank regardless of what the amount be. very annoying, especially as a misstepon :i Hard to do housework with an ach- f
{ may
his at the moment would throw By far the
i' I part ing Bark greater; number of vigorous: nod prolific groves lathe
N 17c a day or$5.00 a month him directly in the way and result in Brings you hours of misery at leisure State today are the result| of
a knockdown. No boy who is taughtto 1 I
C month in the' of the or at work.
j deposited regularly every Savings Department respect old people would be guiltyof
I If women only knew the cause Ideal Formulas
Citizens Bank of Kissimmee will at the end of twenty years amount: such rudeness; and if the parentsof
these boys have neglected their thatBackache and
I pains often come from .
Total. Deposits 1200.00 training thus far, they ought to be
,, weak kidneys, Ideal
with hickories and ad- MethodsWe
provided good 'Twould
save much needless .
Interest earned 632.84 minister a lesson that would last. If woe.Ioan's
Kidney Pills for weak
\ it is wanted that they shall be decent, are have
1832.84 this should surely be done. If thisis kidneys. with you as growers, salesmen and manufacturers
Read what a Kissimmee citizen
r not stopped the city officer should for but
says: over thirty years, what particularly concern U
How about Christmas time? Are you laying anything aside now take the matter in you
Mrs. P. G.
hand.RESIDENT. White, Kissimmee, Fla.
I that right now we have the right materials the
S for the Christmas Holiday season? says: "I suffered from backache anJpains right equipment

l. f1 $+ If you'll start that Savings Account now you will have a sub- NOTICE. I had through my kidneys and I also the right people to give you the
) a great deal of'trouble from the .
Sealed bids will be received for the
s stantial balance in our bank by Christmas time. kidney secretions. Doan's Kidney
purchase of the Methodist I Right Service NOW
par80nagef Pills, which I procured at the Kissim-
a Four per cent interest paid every three months. recently purchased by Co.
Board, and situated by the Methodist time mee Drug I publicly, relieved endorsed me them.and at Dur-that Send for Free Book on Florida Products.
I I church to and
We invite account. including August4th
1h8. All bids to be addressed ing the years that have since passed,

to W. C. Bass, chairman, and marked I have not lost my faith in this remedy WILSON & TOOMER FERTILIZER CO.
"Bids for Parsonage." Purchaser to and I shall always be pleased to give .. ;

i ,:# Citizens Bank of Kissimmee \ remove said building on or before it my endorsement. Manufaeturar,of I

Monday, September 1st, 1913, as wellas For sale by all dealers. Price 60 IDEAL FERTILIZERS .

; : all rubbish and trash, from said cents. Fll r-M9bum Co., Buffalo, h
; lot. Terma) of sale: Cash' Board New York sole for JACKSONVILLE, FLA. f ,
4 V '' ARTHUR E. DONEGAN p. K. WEAVER; reserves the right to reject and agents the United
tip Cashier all bids. States. Agent, Waters & Carson Grocery
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made here from this land than in he receives hundreds of inquiries from $ $ $ $ 5i
\,ST. CLOUD CITIZENS'ROY raising strawberries. I would like to people of the North who have pleasure BOYS' AND GIRLS
call a meeting: In Klssimmee to see craft asking how to get to Kiasimmee
if we can't get the people to put out from Jacksonville. Itigger,boata are .
ALLY RECEIVE 15 orSOacres 'in strawberries. By wanted. Many want better accommodations CLUB MOVEMENT i Posterity Furniture ..1,
getting; buyers down,, here and shipping but because of the water route ,
r- in car load lots will do-way being not sufficiently deep or being
with haying any trouble with the ex. unable to come unless by a roundabout -
press companies and at the same time (way. ( 111 THE old furniture like "
STANFORDSEARSANDJOHNSON make- roftt.- 'I 'w do-what lean Ifvyou-wiU agitate "ths--matter"'I IS OF GREAT. IMPORTANCE !Hi

to- help get for'you water transporta think I can get the preliminary survey x H" our grandfathers !
tion. ,
WHO DELIVER STIRRING AD- Seam' Speech.Mr. Mr. Hall Remark THEY WEILD WONDERFUL IN. x : bought is seldom found'' J
W.: J. Sears. Supt. of Public Mr I. S. Hall who is one of the .
DRESSES IN BEHALF OF. THE Instruction, was the next speaker. lie committee of St- Cloud to head the FLUENCE FOR, BETTER FARM. .
PLAN TO CONNECT'BrCA- said that when so many people get canal agitation said that this canal ING AND BETTER LIVING Ii nowadays.. HiI

NAL ST. JOHNS RIVER together as are here today we are proposition is not a local affair buta + The old-fashoned in- q
WITH LAKE TOIIO- bound to get results. He said the man state wide work and he wanted the CONDITIONS.Washington a I
who. can continue when he doesn't different Boards of Trade along the ':. '
A', PEKALIGA.ISAAO know when he ,is licked IS the one who water route between Ft. Myers and egrity and solidness of HiI
generally wins, out in the end. Kissimmeo Jacksonville to co-operate in. circulat- D. C., July 12.The ; t is

-Dy-( HALL) worked for years and years ing petitions-to Congress-asking for importance of the boys' and girls' club construction is almost
interest to get better navigation for the 'Kis survey and estimates of cost of con- rural school.
The great taken in the movement as effecting the
simmee river. At times it seemed constructing the most feasible route. (L '
proposed waterway with the connecting St. Johns'Lake river very discouraging and was almost A special invitation was extendedthe : is discussed in a'recent report by A. (L entirely gone. I '
was shown Sa'tUrday afternpon in St. ready to quit when Capt. Johnson Kissimmee Board of Trade to cooperate C. Monahan of the United States Bu- ,L Time was when the '
Cloud at the G. A. K. hall which was would urge the business men of Kis- with St. Cloud in agitatingthe reau of Education. Mr. Monahan j i
to the doors who simmee to get busy as something hadto proposed canal. The petition that points out that the clubs are at "
packed by people presj j: furnitnre of the fathers "
f. I be done. lie said as the result of was drawn up was not presented for !HiHi
hear the Hon.
wanted to U.
Clay ,
identified with the
ent more closely ,
sending Mr. Carson to Washington signatures but will be perfected at j:
Stanford,of W. J. Sears and Capt. Clay i last Friday he saw the welcome news the next committee meeting. The schools than ever before, and that descended to the children
Johnson Kissimmee speak their 1
-views of the canal. I lof the $47OQO. additional appropria- committee that was elected at them their work is becoming a more definite l Hi
At the close'proposed of the Veterans' Association I tion given for the Kissimmee river. s8 meeting last Wednesday was part of the school program. xfi! and thence to the grand- !
1 (Applause) Not words but actions retained as the permanent committee. I
the chairman accorded the these' !
The tremendous influence of
that count. The town that secures Frank Clark Will Help. children.
Kiasimmec speakers a royal welcone I results is the town that acts. Mr. Hall received the following let- clubs in aid of better farming, better \. !
by having the audience stand and extending There hundreds of at ter: I' conditions and better schools j:; !
to them the salute I are people living j That what we'call
by the waving of handkerchiefs.chaulauqua Washington asking and working to Washington, IX C., July 8, 1913 is therefore exerted as part of the ..c; l- was
People are Mr. Isaac Hall, St. Cloud, Fla.: '
secure appropriations. {
Icon' II. Clay Stanford' said that I from movement to make the rural school "Posterity" furniture.
human. It would do no good to' ask Dear Mr. Hall: On my return
he wan pleased that HO' many men and then quit. A town like Palatka insisting Florida this morning I find your letterof the real center of rural civilization. i .: '
women should take such an interestin on her wants will doubtless 3rd inst., and will be glad to cooperate After showing how the clubs are -- It is the kind of furn-
national wide
a question be favored unless we follow up our in any way I can in getting the school authorities I
: organized through
attention all
ing over the country-the demands. an appropriation for the construction iture I IHi
figuring on canals to' lessen the cost East Lake Mr. Monahan speaks particularly we sell---depend- ,
Towns working like Ne" Smyrna of a canal between Tohope I
of living to the American people. sending out letters, telegrams, speakers kaliga and Lake Poinsett. Of course, of the girls' garden and canning ; able old-fashoned furniture
of this hindrance : II ;
Freights country are a I to interest people in their work as you perhaps know, it will be im- lubs, which in an incredibly short time ;
and drawback. That is why : and spending are the cities that possible to get any legislation passedat
money have assumed an importance second in
there in much When only style
so agitation. we this session the tar- x new
i I will get results. These places don't special except ,
can get water competition, it will reduce know what defeat means and becauseof riff bill and the currency legislation. only to' the better-known boys' corn t HiHi
the cost on everything so thingscan I I this fact will get results. Let us However, I will be very glad to do clubs. Furthermore, while the gov- J -- )and design. !
be given cheaper to' the producer, go after this canal project the sooner everything I can at the next, regular ernment's activities in behalf of the J r !

then You greater headed things in can the be right done. I I, that Kissimmeo or St. Cloud will getto session. clubs have until recently been confined I: : We have bed s
are way. ' the.- front. With best wishes, 1 am, yours very a
Business after what mainly to the South, they are [
men go they
I do' tell you that corporations are truly suits chairs and rockers I .
want. This little start will mean a i human. They will take greater .Signed) FRANK CLARK. now extended to the Northern and [ ,

great deal to this country from Tampa I power if they can. They should be Western States. Boys' and girls' I tables---in short }
to Jacksonville. It will be the enter- a complete -
ing wedge to get this waterway route i made A committee to' do right.should be appointed, GRIGGS HAS A I agricultural dubs are now organized J:
line of the best"posterity"
and 1 think you have started properly. data and information be gotten ready under national auspices in most of the

I hope you will keep having meetings, for congress. We must get some HARD ROAD TO HOE States. L
advertising and pushing the propo- figures and information.It The newer clubs are organized in goods.
sition since it is started. I IHi
I want to see Competition with the is best to get as many boards of much the same way as in the South,

railroads. When you ret transportation trade interestsd as possible. IN SELECTING DEPUTY COLLECTORS except that they will be in closer connection 1 I -

cheap I do' not know anythingthat Don't Be Modest. AS THE ONLY PERSONS with the State colleges of ag- i
should wild this. There is time in life itdoesn't
we go over as one your
riculture. The work has been I
Why Because things are not raised pay to be too' modest. You ; ELIGIBLE ARE RE- plan- Osceola
here that could be raised because it might as Well get all you can. When -. PUBLICANS. ned directly for the farm and home, HiHi Isx
does not pay to raise' it-the freight asking for an appropriation from rather than for the school but in most
rates and express rates being so' high. Congress you can be sure you wont instances it is carried on through the Hardware
get any more than for what you ask WINFIELD JONES HiOLLAR iJ9v
( By )
of the school, and there-
Hits Express Lo. agency may I
and the chances are you will not getas
The express companies are unnecessary much. After we can once get the Washington, P. C., July 12.-In order fore be made an integral part of the Company mIi
evils. They get over half million will educational work the school author I
wheel a turning we get things to solve the problem which con by

Florida dollars alone.profit They from get the the state profit of agoing.boost If and the not people to knock.will continueto Let us fronts Judge J. }F. C. Griggs, recently ities. Kissimmee _:_ Florida .

that the producer should get for the tell the people what we have and get appointed Collector of Customs for 1 Besides the boys' and girls' clubs, j ju m M My1

stuff he raises. If the producer should them to assist in securing the canal. Florida, and as the only persona eligi- | number of other agencies are at
get the profit it would make this I ('apl.) Clay Johnson. I ble for appointment for Deputy Collectors 1 workthroughout: the United States 1IfS l i(Y1 yt yt ;!y1y1Y1Y1Y1! y1 1y1Y1 ''I y1 y1!fifi! y1 ;
blossom like a rose. The railroads |:
country Johnson the best ..
Capt. IK probably in the rural school
aiding advance. -- -- ---
who have
are Republican Deputies
I receive a profit/ from the ex- informed around here to'
pre companies for hauling produce ]j navigation person on the Kissimmee. river, I been holding office for many years '1 Mr. Monahan gives an accpunt of these

and by doing away with the express ,, brought with him a government map', under the Republican administration( in his report. He describes, among
compan, thhaul c railroads should bethe I showing/ 'the surveys that had been it has been arranged through the Civil otluif things, the creation of a rural
, e mad" tpa ) good--! It would made by the government.He school division in the Bureau of Edu- '
to ., -tuff, Service (Commission to' hold examina- ft.ruW
> 'UI- assisted in digging and dredgingthe ;
Straw berries.Strawberries I canal, in (Ihl' /locality and is. wellttriuainted I..tions ut Pensucola J Jacksonville- cation i especially provided for by I
can lie raised. heirequal | with conditions. lie said ami. Cedar Key, Ininesville; ; Tallahassee 1, Congress; State rural commissions in

tam .) any part of the country. I "It is perfectly practical and can, be I Tampa anil Key West on Au- several of the states; work of the 1tnne11NICKiis

)lamed. .. to hem that the 'people dune if we start in with it. East : Hu.t Kith, for these positions.It state and county rural supervisors; *
of St 1 I loud intend i 1 putting 1 out, ioU i l.uke i is four feet lower than it should
many IIl'xl'ur. 1 don't know lie. The water in Eat Lake,would has been found by federal of- and school improvement associations
anything that more mone\ run lie I have to he locked both ways. fi'iuwho, \ have been recently ap- i i in the country districts. He also' discusses -

, The lock would probably be place ; pointed in Florida that, although inmost the important literature of' the v

in the St. Cloud canal near the old I cases the term of office of their year dealing with rural life and rural f into ja
What is the difference between a ugar mill.\
dude and a meat man"IliEni lie said Lake Okcechobee is 22 feet deputies expired with the resignation education.
above sea level Lake Kissimmee 30 of the preceding official, the only deputies 4
feet above Lake Okeechobee and that there were at liberty to appoint GULF TO ATLANTIC LINE S. .
East: Lake is 10 feet above Lake
who t
are men are already qualified by 'Via' Lake l
higher than Lake Kis immee, Okeechobee and the Ever. ,
Capt. Johnson is well acquaintedwith civil service examinations, and nine glades. ,

several -of the Board of Engineers of every ten:, of'these' are Republicans Go by boat down the Kisimmee
as he has gone over much of who' had been holding office for years.So .
the south of Kissimmee with I River through Lake Okeechobee and II III I
to make it possible to' appoint I ,
: them. Great assistance can be given the Jiverglades<; to either Fort Myerson -

I the committee by his valuable help. some hard working party Democrats the Gulf or. Fort Lauderdale on "*." OU can accomplish much through saving a little out of 4' ,
it has been decided to hold examinations I ,
According to the government 1
,' East Coast. This is the finest inland each Jiy
'a survey has been made from the St.l I as stated to make up a new eligible pay. t
Johns river to' Lake I'oinsett also from water trip in the world. Nowhere in
list for the offices of deputy col-
I several of the lakes east of Lake East lectors and similar office I America can wild bird and game life The seemingly little dimes and nickels will soon grow to surprising -
Tohopekaliga. It is the connecting ] be viewed in such abundance. Writeor
link between these two' surveys that It is possible for the Collectors and and delightful proportions and your small beginning will
wire Menge Bros., Fort Myers, for
is wanted for the route 6f the proposed Marshals to appoint whoever they )r
canal. The proposed petition will please as temporary deputies, and reservations. 23tf pave the way to a comfort giving bank account. 1
not only ask for the preliminary survey -
The dude dresses to kill, but the I but also estimates by the govern these men can take the August exami- The leading forest schools of the THIS BANK: WILL HELP YOU

meat man kills to dress! ment for the cost of constructinglocks nations and'qualify for: permanent country not only have their own forest ASK US' ABOUT IT TODAYSTATE
cutting new canals and dredging appointment.
tracts for continuous experiments,
where needed. There is one exception to the ap-
but give their students actual experience
Once there was a little calf Early History. pointments by examination. Going in the woods by having them
Capt. Johnson told of the early outside of the civil service, President oOt
of Narcoossee, how he take part in big lumbering operations.
'Twould make you laugh history operated Wilson has authorized the appoint
I a two-horse steamboat up the St. .
To hear it bawlThat's! half. Cloud canal. He says he brought ment of James D Calhoun as deputy NOTICE ELECTION.. "

I, (50.000; |Ihs.l on barges up the canal Jto collector of customs at Tampa. In compliance with the law in such 1 BANK OF

.;- cross the lake for Narcoossee besidesthe cases made and provided, it is here-
I machinery for the old sugar mill. The Senate has confirmed the nomination by announced and declared than an
By getting canal cut through and having Election will be held at Narcoossee,
of W. R. Dorman io be post KISSIMMEE
Now we sell the best i locks built it would greatly. benefit master at Live Oak, and J. II. Hum- Osceola county, Florida, Special Tax I .
Of Veal well dressed : St. Cloud. School District No. 2, on Saturday,
Sugar Cane. phries at Bradentown. This ends along August 2, A. D. 1913, at the usual

It makes a dainty meal I Probably no one knows why the old and unsuccessful fight made by voting peace, for the purpose of determining --------<0>---
A/ plantation was a failure. except him. Congressman L'Engle to' prevent the who shall serve as School
That's All i death. To raise Trustees said for
First place Dlsston's 'of of District two years
appointment either man, against
Ii.! I cane 'on the muck a certain amount next after the election, and to fix the,
Except a suggestion of moisture is necessary. Years ago' whom he preferred charges which investigation number of mills of District School .
this moisture was supplied before the proved could not be sub- Tax to be levied and collected annually Capital $50,000.00Surplus

BUY YOUR VEAL HERE I water was drained off below. He told stantiated. for the.said two years. The following 30000.00 Depositor's Security $130,000.00y '
of his ten acres of sugar cane grownat 1 were appointed to act at said election:
---- --- Southport, how it tasseled out and R. L. Evans, M. L. Tindall and Harmon Officers and Directors
because of the lack of moisture of St. I Hull, Inspectors; F. W. Hill,
I Cloud was one reason for its failureto No. 666 Clerk. C. A. CARSON. Prest. J. M. LEE. Vice Prest.

SAM STORY tassel. lIe told how very dry the i Done by order of the Board of Public 2nd Vice Prest. I'I'M.
muck got that the engine on the rail- This i a prescription prepared especially Instruction, Osceola County, Florida,
PROPRIETOR road hardly dared to go to the sugar lor MALARIA or CHILLS A. FEVER. this the 8th day of July, A. D. 1913. ROMA THOMAS Assistant; Cashier .
mill for fear of setting the muck on (' Five or six dotes will break any case andif I W. C. BASS,
HULL BASS MARKET fire. i liken then a. a tonic the Fever will not I Attest: Chairman.W. .
Hundreds of Inquiries. I j I return. It acts on the liver better then J. SEARS, 1
Capt. Johnson says that every year \ Calomel and does not gripe or sicken. 2Sc Superintendent. 30-3t ;

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} Jf:1 The Kissimmee Valley j L'ENGLE GETS -.1 aoaoaoo U. ,oooaoooe: oa' : .BAD ROADS ,MADE to crease market: in the or cost shipping, of hauling point. produce Farms .,"')

J are now regarded as plant:'for,
farming, and
tij - I of the' sarily'heavy costs for hauling
W B. HARRIS - .; -. .. . . _' VALLEY GAZETTE < roads naturally reduces their on capU"talization bad '

\ j 5'"_ J,, TRIPLETT ., .. 01. '. >" 4 are on sale at < into values With reduced.
: I I j this office costs for hauling profits
: .. SUBSCRIPTION RATES: One copy, one year ___: I. I> MAKES LAND MORE VALUABLE: with the result that the farm ;
: 'I I .On* copy, mi xmonthf. ._____.._. .76 One copy, three ; ( 4 at 9> shows satisfactory plant
I earnings on a high'
All communication, front ;; ; a C a copy < er .capital value
i except our authorized .
signed by. tb4 writer. .- ,THE PLACES HELD BY AfAU- ANTOMOBILE HAS BECOME A The automobile also has begun to
; ,f Rejected matter will not be returned unlee called for. SHALS 1IORR AND McGOUIUN" Oo? The subscription price < be an important factor in increasing
<>' i rural values where good foads
t. Entered at the; Po toftlce In Kl; lmni e.: Florida, a> aecond- EXPECTED TO BE FILLED <- VALLEY of GAZETTE VA'LUES WHEN GOOD introduced. are ",
. .. ,.,, . a '
I. -- - - - ---
u---" =
IN NEXT TWO WEEK < I lea < Immigration particularly marked
': .. JULY 18 1913. ROADS ARE INTRO where road conditions
$1.50 a' Year; a favorable;
- - > in fact, the figures of the
75c for. sis months. <' DUCED.By Department"
1 ( By WINFIELD JONES) 4 a seem to indicate that 'go roads ini ,
directly the demand
44000aa00a a4.44a44 0 1 for ru.
Washington, D. C, July 11,-The ral property; and the price of farm
This issue of the Valley Gazelle contains thirty-two pages / I Apartment of Justice has received -, allowed by the committee for the filing ( WINFIELD JONES) land, like that of any commodity, rs

which devoted the business life of Kissimmee and brief no word of these "and 11. The ruled by the relations between demand
are to from John F. Horr, charges, as none appeared Washington, D C,. July and supply.

city and county. These twenty-four pages ,are illustrated United States- arshal of the Southern the nomination was reported favorably direct effect that changing bad roads T-

views of this section and photographs of some of our District of Florida, or from W, J. MeGourm and will be confirmed by the Senate into good roads has had upon land

"' eluding the officers of the county. of the Northern District, 'Since in a few days Thus ends un value and the general economic \veli.fare CASES TRIED IN ,.

their resignations were requested by successfully another of L'Engle's efforts :. of a community is'shown >n se'- f
This edition is by far the largest and most Attorney General McReynolds a few to overrule recommendation, eral concrete illustration! gathered COUNTY COURT: '

1 las ever been issued by a newspaper in this city and has days ago.. Reports frpm Tampa to made by Representative Sparkman in by the U. S. Department: of AgriculI -

and the expenditure of much money to make it a success the effect that Horr had stated he regard to.appointment of postmasters. I I ture.

have been liberal in using space and we take this opportunity I I would not resign until his term ex- I' The department has just issued a NOT P-NE) CONVICTION-SOME

I pired caused surprise here. Whether The Senate has confirmed the nom statement on the subject based upon NOLLE I'ROSSED AND SOME
cur thanks and especially do we return our thanks to he
i I not Messrs. Horr and McGourin inations of the following Florida postmasters i a mass of information gathered by TILL NEXT

Board of County Commissioners for without their aid we (i choose to forward their resignations : South Jacksonville, James 'the- Office of Public Roads, which is TERM.

'. considerable financial loss. the request of the Department of I I Harper; Stuart, E. J, Ricou; Sara- 4 making a special study of the economic '

There is no doubt but what this /Illustrated Edition will be Justice makes little difference, as they sofa, Carrie S. Abbie.RECEPTION effect of road improvement in the 1 hifollowing cases were disposed

inducing hundreds (to come to this section during this fall and be summarily removed at any country. According to the data gathered I of at the term of the county court

f be most liberally circulated throughout the North and West and I i by Attorney General McReynolds I TO where good roads replaced bad held State this vs.week.Earl Minx, larceny
It has only !been within the few ones the- values of farm lands bordering ; mis
past trial
continued till
business life of Kissimmee next term.
is fairly represented in its columns : .
( ks that Attorney General on the roads to such i State Wm.
McRey- NEW increased, an vg: Yates (two
ere dozens of mercantile and professional firms here that l has decided upon his course inruebting extent that the cost of rbad improvement improper exhibition of dangerous

vantage of this opportunity to lei the world know of. their I / the resignations of a num- ; is equalized if not exceeded.. weapon; continued
I II State vs W. J, Nelson
most favored section. I l of marshals and district attorneys > The general land values, as well as Charles Breaker Al-
HOUSE THE SCENE OF gambling; nolle
The most careful attention has been given the matter that time, and especially be- MOST farm values, show marked advances prossed.
I the publicity regarding the Mc- ENJOYABLE AF"FA1R following the improvement of roads State vs. John Moseley, selling whia-
several write-ups of the county the city and the business '1
incident in California, he had de MONDAY NIGHT. Among the illustrations cited by I I key in dry county; not guilty. '.i
end that nothing' but absolute facts be recorded and State vs. Frank Kinkaid
we 'd his intention of allowing all the Department are the following: whiskey in selling "e;
coming here through the reading of this edition will find that and- district In Lee dry county; not guilty. 1
I attorneys to The reception tendered Dr. Wither (county Virginia a farmer State N vs. Smith Williams, Belling-
been underrather than overdrawn and will not hesitate to ; ' out their terms But the criti- spoon the new minister cf the Pres owned 100 acres between Ben Hur and whiskey in dry county,; hot guilty. .1
I Jonesville, which he offered to sell for State Calvin
vs Buckles
to which his ,
r :, erty and become permanent residents I department was byterian church by the ladies of the $1800 In 1908 this road was improved assault; continued aggravated "j.

'. The patronage given this Illustrated/ Edition by our j' (! as the result of the notor- church at the Chapter House Wednes : and, although the farmer fought State vs. Sam Lesesne, gambling
connected with the McNab-Cam. improvement he has since refused continued ;
us in saying that t we will repeat the work each'year during the I I incident hu Lfiused him to have day evening There was a pronounced success "'' j,000 for his farm. Along] this same :.StaUvs; James Cole, aggravated

are firmly convinced that all the people in this city and county change of heart. was a goodl attendanceof : road a tract of IKK! acres was supposed assault; continued
I representative people and the whole to have been sold for $6000. The pur- State vs. :Marion Carson and
. beet and cheapest means that could be employed to advertise ; Tt now seems probable that appoint- Occasion was social, bright: and enter i chaser refused the (contract however Fisher, conspiring to defraud George; nolle

. through the columns of a newspaper.We i nts will be made to succeed Horrlnd taming There were recitations and' and, the owner threatened to sue him. proMs'd.
McCiourm After the road improvement and without W. Il. Walker] O.
vs. K.
within the Roberta
are perfectly satisfied/ With Our efforts !in getting out : the next two music of a high grade, such as KisMm. allY JI"ro\'m"nt upon the land, elamages $:lr>0; dismissed conditionally ,
(( Up to time -
present no one mss generally puts such . the same farm sold '
up on oc was to the
Edition and that oral
.. trust our many readers will be of the same i I, been definitely decided upon as (casions, and light refreshments were mal purchaser for $!IOOO. K:. M Vetman vs B F. Rawls, civilelumages

printed a limited number of extra copies, which can be had at t successors, although the con served freely to all. Dr. Witherspoonis i In Jackson (county sMuhama, the, $50(1.) l; continued

f 10 cents a copy. To those into whose hands a copy of the for the office in the Northern highly pleased at the kindly court.. people voted a bond Issue of $:J( sies that he has received from the for Exuenments show
road it
has been improvement and improved' costs four
may fall who are not subscribers we will say that our i I > quite heated during people generally as well as from thus :24{ per cent of the road./ The 1 census times as much to raise a calf on whole
$1.50 I past month. of his (church and says of this of I'lOO! the milk as it does on a skim-milk
a year 75 cents for six months and we would be recp gives value of all farm diet.
The most prominent candidates for tion, that he has never sin it excelled I ]lands m Jackson county at $4.lO!
to enroll their names on our list. i I Northern appointments are George by one of its kind. Such occasionstend acre The ,selling value] at that time per
to develop sociability and good I was from *H to $15
and J. fj Perkins, and neither : per acre
!' fellowship and are a good investmentof t census of 1'JIO! ] ,places] the value of all RUBMYTISMWill
I the
I the war he embarked I unanimous choice of Senators time and means. All e'once rued I farm lands in Jackson county at1.79\
LONG AND USEFUL business and followed it etcher and Bryan and Attorney in preparing and conducting! this .e nper| i acre. and the selling j price is now cure your Rheumatism

recent years, when he I ,elleral McRejnolds Ward, who has tertamment becoming credit.acquitted themselves vat h i from $1!:, to $'l5 per ,a<'re'. Actualhgure Neuralgia Headaches, Cramps.
liFE CLOSES turned over the I en here almost a month in an en- The Presbyterian church in this city I load of increased) value shown.! following Colic Sprains Bruises. Cuts and
business improvement
to his eldest are
"I roy Lesley of \ \ to strengthen his endorsements, is in a most flourishing condition and i AS the*' roads in no way effect soil BurnMO'd' ( Sores, Stings of Insects
, backed !by Senator Fletcher, but will grow still greater under the guidance KR ?
while absent in Cuba, fertility or quality; of the farm, advances Antiseptic Anodyneused internally
CAPTAIN JOHN T. LESLEY : I of Dr. Wither. .
was nominated for the I I thus far been unable to secure the CROSSES THE RIVER OF LIFEAT lature, and his election e of Senator Bryan. Per-
: HIS HOME IN TAMI'A. served two terms '
in vj"j:, has not as far as known, re'eived -
Subsequently he
was |' the endorsement of either of
State Senate and
u The Tampa Tribune of Monday con- in that body, In 1885, i i Senators, but being a first cousin WE HAVE EXCLUSIVE SAlf.[
; tained the following account of the her of the convention i I the Attorney General seems the . . .
death of Capt. John T. Lesley in that the present probable man to secure the ap
city, father of E L. Lesley, Chairmanof i was appointed clerk . ; .
L the Board of County 'Commission borough county circuit I
era of Osceola county: ernor ::, IA Mitchell, \ As rho! matter now stands if a conference
ta I ..' ---- to accept the office\ were to be held tomorrow OF ONE OF THE BEST GROVE PROPERTIES THIS

\ one oi Tampa' oldest pioneer citizens customs for the port between Senators Fletcher and Bryan DISTRICT.
Captain John T. Lesley, who which hey was Attorney General McReynolds to 3-4 mile Villa Packing ,House of which it is o
fought in' several Indian ware, served Cleveland. He served .
f gallantly through the four years of cessor, M. B. upon a cndidate for marshal member, 1-4 mile to railroad, located on Lake with beautiful. '

,the Civil War and who wag one of the ed daring the first I' for the Northern district, Senator ..,
1 h fcaifterB of the state constitution, is President McKinley Fletcher would favor Ward, Bryan frontage, 1500 ft. 4 inch cement pipe from lake through grove
tieatt\ Mil home on Bay street at the I elected mayor of Fort object and for
probably forward irrigation
put house
good stable.
age of seventy-eight years. H ecame I Ii was re-elected every candidate. ,
;;i; to Tampa when there were only two Brooke became a part
stores here and the place was known On September 24, Then McReynolds would offer Perkins 34 acres land, 20 acres fruit land and 14 acres pasture.

ks Fort Brooke: he saw the rise of the i ley was married to : as a candidate and in all probability
city through ali its successive stages. (Brown) Tucker, who he would be accepted by both Trees vary from 5 to 17 years* old, 5 acres of 5 years old. Be-
The funeral this afternoon at 3 leaving six children:
). o'clock held from the residence, will Leroy, John J., Senators, which would insure his ap- tween 13 and 1400 trees, grove is in best of condition and owned -
be largely attended by friends and and Livingston G, who\ | pointment.
relatives. Dr. W. E. Thompson, pas city or its vicinity. For position of United States Marshal by one of the foremost men in this business who Wishes to
tor of the First Methodist church will once sheriff of this -
in the Southern district there area retire. The grove produced this last
conduct the funeral services and the years agoCaptain season, Tangerines 325
interment will be made in Oaklawn Lesley well larger number of candidates, among
. cemetery under the direction of J, L early days of Tampa the most important being, I). V. Rrow- boxes, Grapefruit 1648, Blood 318, Pineapple 108, Valencia

- Reed. chiefly a United States ard and J. A. Bowen, of Jacksonville 900 boxes.
The pall bearers: W. J. Frierson, known as Fort Brooke, ; "
M. W. Carruth, U. S, Bird, D. H, but two stores, one T. E. Bridges of Ocala; C. E. Bell and For -
Yancey, H. S. Phillips and W. Lesley P Cander and the Charles Lee of Tampa, and J. C. Sixty Days.this Valuable is Offered at $1600000.
Brown, are all members of the family G. Fms The total Brown of Lakeland] .
with the exception of Mr Phillips. ably did Dot exceed 200 None of these For Further Information Call or Writer
t i Children of the deceased who were eat railroad point i candidates has so far
} at the death bed, included Miss India miles away I received the endorsement of either .

,Lesley, Emory L. Lesley of Kissim Influential Senator Fletcher or Senator Bryan. I
mee, John T. Lesley, Jr. Theo, Lesley r
Horr is removed, however, the SenI Haskins
.. his
and L. G. Lesley. There are ten grand Throughout life, I I & StonerWinter
ators will
.' children. was always prominent I quickly decide upon a man

1 ': Sketch -of His L ,fe. and advice in were later courted years his in I for the place and easily agree upon
Captain Lesley was born in Madison a man whom both will endorse

tL b father county, Florida, May 19, 1838. His ing ness the development.future of He It is understood that both Senator Haven Fla. "The. Town of One Hundred lakes"
" Captain L. G Lesley, commanded terest in politics and stand ,
willing to recommend the
of )
: a company cavalry in ap
,.' 1. Confederate service during the whole who always realized courted his by great | pomtment of J. C. Brown, of Lakeland, d

iJ. (, period of hostilities. Captain Les all the older citizens provided the appointment can be mad ':------x- .->' ....
1' : ley's mother was Indiana C. Livingston I ;-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:- ..:-:-:-:-:-: :-:- .... -
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I table and kindly' in once. matter is to be held J .,
I a native of Abbeville, S. C.,
1 district, who died in 1859, leaving three gave pathway to many stru up until Horr's term expires nethe( r

; children, two sons and a daughter ance which aided { Senator is willing at this time to en-

Captain John T. Lesley was the eldest firmer foothold and dune any of the candidates, all I ,
, 1 of these children, the other two being changes
. in Tampa's may occur in the situatioiKtweeii
I Emory L., who .was killed in early
; I I manhood by the accidental discharge cess prises to today his valuable owe now and the time the appointment If Yourhes..a
,t of a rifle, and Mary, who first married i is made.
William PI Brown and after a _
, his death, late W. B. Henderson i :
I J I U. S. Bird. W. Lesley Brown is the him to the grave by The Senate I'ostoffice C'ommitteihas .
i son of his The second N
.i; wife of Captain Leroy. Lesley (Jane the years, Captain Lesley favorably reported the nomination Are not
i foremost of J. H. satisfactory take themto
Sanwich) bore him one child, who became Tampa of the early Humphries be post ,
the wife .of W. J. FriersorT of and master at Bradentown This nomination
ors that
this city.John T.. Lesley removed with his citizenship wire was held up for some time in Cole and find out the trouble.
Captain Lesley the Postofflce
to Fort Brooke in was Department by Representative
parents 1849, and ber
.. of John
i that place was his home for fifty-two and A. M., and Darling was L'E'ngle, who made charges -. He fits spectacles
properly and.
years. He served as private and as a ficers. He it was against Humphries, none of which at
lieutenant in his father's
company name of the lodge in could be substantiated to the satisfaction
i during during the the war Indian between war of the 1867 states, and he eyed Darting of of the department. When reasonable prices., AtCole's

t waa captain of Company K, Fourth L'Engle's charges were turned down,
Florida Infantry. He was promotedto Grow early onions as they were in the case of Riley Dor- -
the rank of major but resigned in the main crop from man at Lake City and several others:
i' '
1893, returned home and raised a com frorn seeds and the Store
keep nomination Jewelry
of cavalry! which he commanded and of better by .
i ", until the close of the war. President Wilson to the Senate, some

If\. Held Many Public Office. When buying a new of L'Engle's friends wired the Senate

? During 1887- 8 he held the officessheriff of he costs more, get a. Postofflce Committee to hold the nom

tax collector and assessor of I cause the rooster is (nation op until they could file charges ,
,HiLUborongh> county' Shortly after tag the breeding S with the committee.
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THE K1SSIHMEE VALLEY GAZETTE Mr*. G. ',F. Krlbba of 'Narcoosse 'W.. L. P iilk and family will leave 004400J04000404P44 COltoON" ? day night he entered 'the New York \\ ,

Telephone No. 11. spent Tuesday here* shopping in the Sunday for a two visit with 0' 0 L ". ENTERS store, located on Stewart avenue, and

Published stores and greeting, her numerous friends at Cairo, Ga., Mr Poulk being .0SINGLE COPIES .* took some cheap rings, a few pocket ,
I. c Every Friday By" friends.J. > on his annual leave of absence from, ,of the. ., 4 INTO ETERNAL REST knives and seme money. But Roy f
W. B. HARRIS.Weather bia duties in the local postoffic is too young to do a trick like that o
H. Halley,'who it one ot'Lou&h-, ILLUSTRATED DITION.. 4 and get away with it, so it took Sheri
: ...OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOt man's successful truckers, was in the Dr Stbert's subject for next Sunday ,* of the .go .- Ingrain but a few hours to locate him'J
,ooo city Monday and found time to pay 11 a. m. will be "Our. Father." At 0 VALLEY GAZETTE ANSWERED THE CALL, OF THE at the bowling; alley aDd get 'a confession .,

j the Valley Gazette a pleasant visit. 7:30: p. m. "The. Mystical Locust." ,* are on sale at < REAPER YESTERDAY AfTER.. that ha stole the stuff. With ..
Report These are special subjects and a cordial a little persuasion the boy turned over
Walter COnleyanoldtlmemember; :; OJ A. his office . *
,1. welcome, is extended to all to attend ---- ,#, the goods and what money he had left,,;
; of the art preservative, now living at these services. :* and this time Judge Murphy saw :
I JPollowing-artthedaily Jacksonville, was In the city this week 4 at 4 to'it that the opportunity will not be )
tem upon a sight-seeing tour.' The Ladies' Aid of the Christian 1 0 C a Copy 4 The end has come, a long and useful presented to him to drift'out of the .
peratures and
precipitation ai church will lawn fete ended. L.
; give a at the and honorable life has ,
4' reported by the Government M. Cosner and wife are -spendingsome residence of A. W. Winn on. Friday --- H. Cohoon passed into eternal1 rest path of rectitude. He left charge

station at Kissimmee for the time with friend at Dade City, night for the benefit of the seating + The subscription price' 0 yesterday afternoon at 6 o'clock at of an officer last night for- the-, reform- -- i
school at Marianna.
and will return here the.latter part fund, and an invitation is extendedthe of the his residence in North Kissimmee, ,
.. week ending July 17, 1913. of August. general public to attend. VALLEY GAZETTE < after an illness since the 4th of this e y

Mug.-Min. Rain 0 is 0 month, when he was stricken while A PROGRESSIVEBODY:
George Milligan, representing Wilbur Griffin of New Smyrna spent witnessing the of laying
Friday ..____ 95 72 _..- the Mutual Life Insurance Co, of Tuesday night here, having, come over $1.50 a.Year; < the cornerstone ceremony of the Methodist
'T Saturday ____ 96 72 .60 New York, was in the city. Tuesdayand for the purpose of visiting his1 father, 75c for el lx: months. church His .remains'were buried thisafternoon OP MEN:

Sunday ______ 92 71 .10 Wednesday who is ill at the residence of his son, '* at 2 o'cloclCln ROsehlll cem- '---,-
C. W. Griffin, on Church street, but 4404044444 444 4444g9 theG. A. R. Post, of which deceased -
Monday _____ 94 67 _n' G. C. DeLaMater and family arrived who is much improved, and, now has member
here Monday from Colorado, and was a having charge CITY COUNCIL OF TAFT TAKE
Tuesday ,. 95 .72 every prospect complete recovery.R. whhe
--- of the ceremonies, Dr. J. D. Si-
are so impressed with our city that E. A. Niemeyer spent a couple of DECISIVE ACTION LOOKINGTO
Wednesday 97 69 bert, of the Methodist church assisted -
u. h-l they have decided to become perma- B. Ward returned Tuesday froma in
r- days Mulberry week, looking
of other denominations DRAINING THAT
Thursday ___ 97 71 nent residents. week's stay with friends in South after business matters. by the pastors the -
Georgia, and says that never again officiated at the religious SECTION.The .
Mrs. C. D. Smith, who resides near will he leave Kissimmee in the ceremonies.
summertime Mrs. M. F. Sears, left yesterday fora
born in Wisconsin
Campbell 'on one of Osceola county's'model was
it hotter than blue
as was
visit with relatives in and
farms, left this week for Chicago blazes up there, while here it is cool will not return'until' early Georgia fall. seventy-one years ago, and at an early city council of Taft, our thriving -
where she will spend the next enough to sleep under cover at night. age moved to Nebraska, from which little sister city on the north,
five weeks with relatives. state he entered the Federal Army at is evidently composed of a live and
I Dutton-Harris shoe sale has
i THE: LOCAL FIELD i i ii D. G. Wagner is in receipt of a success ,the past week. The provena busi- the beginning of the Civil War and energetic body of men, as at their
The county treasury was enriched served with distinction till the '
I check in full payment of the insurance ness enjoyed by this new firm has been rare. meeting Tuesday night and which
to the tune of $525.PO by thefines: in I policy of the late J. J. Lambert held satisfactory and they will continue the last muster. After the war he manned I was attended by J. D. Clark, one of Your ,'
the County Court during the month of Sarah Wheeler but that union
with the New York Life InsuranceCo. sale several days longer. live-wire real estate men, a motion
i June, making the month a record- ., which shows that not only the wax never blessed with children. He :prevailed to appoint a committee with
Strand wood $1.25 per strand. breaker in this respect. company but Mr. Wagner permits no Miss Maude Alice Wagner enter- is survived by his wife and several power to employ engineers to make a t.

Prompt delivery within city limits. Misses Gladys Crawford and Vir- delay in settling the just claims of its tained the members of the Methodist brothers and sisters. He- came to survey of the entire district surrounding .,
Tiller clients. Sunday school choir with an old-time Florida eighteen years ago and settled that place, the area comprising t
Phone 252 M. B. Carson ginia are spending several days
at Milliard's Island, and during
candy pulling at her residence on about 35,000 acres. I'
pleasantly on Paradise Island, guests Geo. F. Burwell and wife, who own Main street, Wednesday night, whichwa that time amassed a considerable for- This committee, which is composed I
Miss )Emma Yowell) has .as her guest of Mrs. Bartlett at the Meiklejon an extensive orange grove at Eustis, greatly enjoyed by the youngerset tune. Some four years ago he movedto of J. D. Clark chairman M. M. Miller, f
Miss Crum of Homeland. bungalow., I spent Tuesday and Wednesday here, of Kissimmee society. Kissimmee, and last March was A. M. Bristol, A. R. Wren D. B. '
I Miss Belle Buzza left yesterday for the guests of W, B. Collins and wife. elected a member of the City Council, Spahler and A. J. Richardson, was
Shaker pineapples for saleat Dann Pennsylvania and will in future make Mr. Burwell was highly pleased with On Sunday afternoon, the 6th inst., in which body he was chairman of the: instructed UL begin active work with- \
& Dann's grocery. 29-2pd her home in that state and teach instrumental Kissimmee, and it is possible we miry at Judge Murphy's residence, were finance committe. Deceased earlyin out the least delay, and a member of I '
and vocal music, in both soon number himself and wife amongour united in marriage John Hansel, son life joined the Shiloh Christian the committee is authority for the
4, Up-to-date boy's suits at cut price.1 of which she enceln. permanent residents.A of William Hansel, and Lottie Bass, church of Polk county* Nebraska, but statement that engineers would be in
'. K. II. Lawson. 30-lt that daughter of Charles Bass, all of Kis- since coming here has been a regular the field within the next two weeks <
"" pleasant party enjoyed a simmee. On account of the extreme attendant at' the Methodist church
Ed Canning returned Monday froma launch ride the last with the instructions to let nothing 1
W. 1I..Oroltaw with Griffing Brothers two months trip through the North evening was on composed lake of Misses Friday Eli- youth of the couple, the written con- although he never joined- that denom- stand in their way of completing the I
the tree people. 40-tf and West and that sent of their parents was necessary ination. data.
', reports a large zabeth Anne and Carson Miss survey at the earliest possible
0 Mary ,
number of people from those sections Joe Berta Bryan, and Messrs P. K. before Judge: Murphy would i issue the Kissimmee can ill afford to lose L. It is understood that a large major-
Trunks and suit canes at reduced will come to Kissimmee this winter. Weaver, Lee Jarrell!1 and license. This being obtained, however, H. Cohoon, for he was honest, coura- ity of the residents and land owners ;
Hugh Geiger
price. F. II. Lam-son. 30-lt Chas. Carson with Mr. and Mrs. C. the rest was easy, and all the friendsof geous and upright in all his dealings, in the district favor the schemeandare
The public will please take notice the young couple wish them much and was a fitting example of what a ready to any reasonable tax i
A. Carson the honors. pay
Sheriff L. 1L made that I have the Cash doing
Ingram System true
a professional adopted happiness. American should be. to pay the bill. There is nothing to
visit to Tampa on Monday. and selling for a very small margin. J. F. Burckhaulter and family returned -': r prevent every acre in that section be. ,(
Save money by paying the cash. F. from The Kissimmee Valley Gazette of RESOLUTIONS.Whereas in condition for growing {
Sunday Schnectady. N. put
See W.D.J.Sumner for designs and 11. Lawson. 30-1t last Friday was largely given over to the Lord and Giver of ing I,
it ia
Y., where they had spent some time ;: fruits and vegetables, and a won-
prices of white bronze monuments, an account of the doings in Kissimmee Life hath in His time and for
with relatives and friends. Mrs. own good der that it has not long since been
statues, grave covers headstones etc. resides V. C. about Severance six ,miles the inventor north of, who this Burckhalter, who spent the past three on Independence day. The top His own good purposes, summoned drained by ditching, but now that the ri
of the embellished with
months in Schnectady, states that the page was a from a life temporal to a life eter- I work has begun, we may look for all
I). E. Proper of NairooBsee was here city, was here Tuesday attending to four-column picture of the Metho-
new nal who has been fellow citi-
our and
thermometer went high that section between Kissimmee
thin week in attendance the invention frequently\ as 1
upon I matters connected with an dist church, a structure that will be
100 in her zen and associate throughdut the be settled within the
as flitting room, a heat she many Orlando to up
court witness. .
county at a that he will soon place on the market.F. among the largest and handsomest in '
never experienced in KisRimmee, even years past, and next two years.
Muss Elizabeth IVmcgan hall accepted I E. Denig and wife returned Monday in the middle of the day. the state when completed. The pic- Whereas we are deeply appreciativeof
ture is because 4
presented on July
a position in the office of Circuit I from a brief visit with friends the benefit and the strength that
Clerk OverstrneLWood and relatives in Ohio, and left Tues Sunday, July 20, Dr. Holt will preachat the cornerstone was laid with great this now departed friend has been to OUR FIRE FIGHTERS:
day for Plant City, where Mr. Denig the Baptist church in the morningon ceremony, and the view gives an idea the community in which he has lived
Wood, Wood. Phone 168 fills the position of depot agent of the Christ the God of the storms of of the holiday crowd present. At the and labored, and HOLD ELECTION: j
life. At he will tell bottom of the page is another four-
for wood. $1.25 and $2.00 night what a Whereas we feel a sincere sorrow
your per A. C. USenator
bad boy came to. Everybody invited, column picture and this shows the that he will be no more among us to
strand. 7tf I DoneR-an, J. J. Griffin and and strangers especially welcomed.I "bean feast" in the grove at the court- uphold us by the solidity of his.f riend-

Willie Arnold left Sunday for a stay Dr. Agnew, of Kissimmec, spent the House comfortable and services short. house. The story of the day is told ship, and to guide us by the sagacity of COMPANY IN A MOST PROSPEROUS ,
here the Senator Gentlemen may remove their coats I' in several columns of type and is very his counsel, and .
of three week with friends at Schnee- day yesterday, com- CONDITION AND MEMBERS 1
tady, N. Y. ing to visit his brother. Charles, who and ladies may leave their hats at !\ interesting.TimeR-Union. Whereas we, as Directors of the ENTHUSIASTIC AND
1s ill at the Church Home and Hos- home if it will be more comfortable to i I Citizens Bank of Kissimmee, realize
Miss Mary Foreythe of Lakeland is pital.-KeporVer-Star. them. I RED CLOVER that we and the institution which we HARD WORKERS.

, 'Ii,. the guest of Miss Alma Griffin at her I: represent have suffered a very real
handsome home on Church street Misses Helen Bans, Ethel Gilbert The subject at the Presbyterian and permanent loss through the passing -
and Mildred Wmn, who for the past church last Sunday morning and night I THREE fffl HIGH of our loved and esteemed colleague Thursday night of last week the
W. O. Jelf and granddaughter of month have been the guests of Miss .lya "In the beginning God Created I 1: who has been associated withus fire company held their annual electionof
Orlando spent Wednesday here, returning Matti Belle Harris at her summer the Heaven. and the Earth," and it was since the organization our institution officers, and during the next yearE.
on the afternoon train. cottage at Coronado, returned to their announced that the same subject GROWN BY GEORGE MAWSONIN ; therefore be it C. Roberts will be called Captain. ,
homes here Monday night. would be continued next Sunday. It HIS GARDEN IN WEST Resolved, by the Board of Directors C. D. Kane first lieutenant, and J. C.
Mrs. Missouri Bronnon left Wednesday second lieutenant.At .
i is
too large a subject to be disposedof of the Citizens Bank of Kissimmee in
to spend the summer with idle W. B. Harris, proprietor the Val- m one day. The subject next Sun- KISSIMMEE.On special session assembled, that we, as the same time the Firemen'
lives in Cyrene, Ga. ley Gazette, who with his family has day night will be "How to Know God." the said Board do officially, and as Individuals Relief Association held an election
spent the pant month on the east A condial welcome will be given to all do resulting in A. A. Tano being chosen I Iprealdentr
the last Mawson individually and
Men's suit and extra pants at Saturday George express
his time between Ojus who attend these services.
loweet prices in the city. F. IL Law-" coast, dividing: Kissimmee :: who lives on Hughey street West Kis- make known our sorrow for the misfortune Harry Witzel vice president -
son. 30-lt and Coronado, returned to The Dixie Theater was this week simmee, brought to this office a bunchof which our Community and we C. D. Kane secretary and _
Monday night. sold to A. A. Tano, acting as agent red clover that was fully three feet ourselves have sustained in the deathof treasurer. This organization meets e""
Robe Donegan, who owns a vat F. H. Lawson is making extensive for other parties, and iH now closed tall and contained two hundred blossoms L. H. Cohoon, our long time neigh- on the first and third Monday nights .
herd of cattle on the Kissimmee prai- alterations in KM store. on Broadway, pending the completion of extensive which he says grew from one bor, friend and associate, and be it in each month. i
rie, was here for a few days this week. principal of which is a plate glass repairs and alterations, among which seed in his garden: and that not an Further resolved, that these reso- Both the company and the ,Relief
front which will enable him to display are a sixty-foot. extension,if the build- ounce of fertilizer was used to mature lutions be spread upon our minutes, Association are enjoying 'exceptional '.
and children
Mrs. J. C Griffin are it that a copy of our expressions be engrossed prosperity, and the members
the his stock of goods to a much !rig, stage fully equipped with display
pending some time in Orlando I better advantage. scenery-and dressing rooms, and a new The growing of feed stuffs has been and presented to the widowof the greatest interest in their work at
guests of .S. S. Griffin and family.Dr. and Well ventilated front. The thea- one of the problems that has confront. our late Director, and also that all times.. By their strict attention

S. W. Downing left for Eustis BT. L. Sawyer, the efficient head ter will reopen with a grand attraction, I ed our people and one on which more they be printed in -each of the papers. to duty and the prompt response to
yesterday morning to inspect a valu- clerk in the IL C. Stanford Co. stores, the date to be advertised in these col- experiments have been made than all of this city. alarms have been the cause of a
able of there offered received the sad news Tuesday that umns. other field products combined, ,but Arthur E. Donegan, wonderful reduction in insurance rates ,
sale.piece property his mother was dangerously ill at her this bunch of clover, which is on exhibition H. M. Pfann, and they should be most liberally-
for home in Tifton, Ga., and left by the Just before 12 o'clock Wednesday at this office, has settled the Chas. W. Dann, dealt with by our city council and] :

Calvin Locke, who owns; a splendid night train for that place. night the stillness was broken by the quention as there is no better stock F. W. Hill, business men. !

country home near the city, was here Kisimanee continued screams of a woman, and feed grown. In states where cloveris Directors, Citizens Bank
Mr. J. C. Griffin, of who
Monday and paid his respects to this has been the of after that entire section of the city successfully grown it hardly ever of Kissimme. We are in receipt of a postal from .'
office.J. with his family Griffin returned guest between Main and Emmett streets reaches over two feet in height, and in Paul K. Weaver, Cashier. Miss Mattie Bandy, who is en. tour of
his brother Sam ,
cases not over one foot. Mr. July 18, 1913.
and was awakened and a hundredmen many Europe, dated at Ostende Belgium. *
W. Prentis and family have moved home yesterday. Mrs. Griffin Mawson states that this clover couldbe ,
while had hastened to the scene of supposed The card is embellished with a picture '
into the city from their country homeon children will remain over a distress, it was discovered thata cut four or five times a year, which SENT TO REFORM SCHOOL of the hotel in that city at which the
Fish Lake, and are occupying the 10 n ger.-Reporter-Star. drink crazed negro woman living in would mean from eight to ten tons an Roy Arnold, who will be remembered party accompanying Miss' Bandy stop-

Moon residence on Brack street. A most enjoyable dance was givenat a small shack alongside the Midland acre, and at $25 a ton on the local as one of the gang of young boys :ped, and states that a dinner was given F
returned Wednesdayfrom Firemen's Hall last Friday nightby railway in West Kissimmee, imagined market, it can be readily seen that no who three months ago entered the in their honor, at which the central #
Isaac Adams Ga. where he was calleda Mrs. W. B. Crawford, which was someone was attempting to hurt her. more profitable crop could be planted. stores of several merchants and stole piece was a cake representing America. -
Pelham before, to attend his fatherin participated in by about sixty of that Marshal Tyson took her to jail, and { money and other things, and who was Miss Bandy is having a most enJoyable -
few days hours but before he reached estimable lady's fri r\as. During the the white men who had turned out to FOR SALE-One yoke of strong, convicted but was paroled in custodyof time, and says she will return ,v
his last had passed over I evening most delicious refreshmentswere I aid the distressed returned to their heavy oxen New Eden Planta- his parents, has again fount! him- m the early fall. From Ostende she d y
home his father tion Co. Box Kissimmee. 30-2t self in the sheriff's v
served. homes full of disgust and madness. 496 clutches. Tues went to Brussels.SHOE .
into the (great beyond. I -

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This has been the most success- $6.00 Value, Sale Price, $4.50 $2.50 Value, Sale Price, $1.91 SEE BARGAIN COUNTERS---Cone While The Sizes Last

5.00 4,17 2.25 u 1.75 Counter No. 1 l ,
held in Kissimmee $4.00 and $3.50 Shoes
ful shoe sale ever 4.50 re "u 3.75 2.00 u " 1.65 ,

Sale price $2.48
and have decided to continue it 4.00 " 3.34 1.75 u " 1.35

', we Now is the time 3.50 "u 2.91 1.50 " 1.19 Counter No. 2, $3.50 and $3.00 Shoes y

time longer.
some 3.00 2.29 1.25 u 1.00 Sale price .$1.98 y

shoes at own price. 2.75 'e " 2.19 1.00" " .79
to buy your Counter No. 3, $2.50 and $2.00 Shoes .

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, C: L. HYATT -' cal merchants-1,- I find, are .willing to I I I 1111 I Illl I II I I I III I I III I I I III ; I I III ill.I I I 111111 I I I I

K.f 1 f DR. Physician and A MODEL AND secure any seed asked for.. but of ,

f LEWIS BRYAN SurgeonPhones course in the ordinary way they will : ..t

: point to the seed boxes put'ot which ClassifiedAdytisements :.
t- . ,. ATTOHNBY-AT-LAW'. : '
S '', MODERNBUSINESSContinued they make a commission and that is .j" ,1
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r. Office the end of thelr interest in the matter. j .

. 1.. Res. ?48 ;, Florid. No merchant can be expected to taketo Ader ........ are iMerted mmirr CM. ...* .* 'lbS rate .f Fir*. ; .'!

SPECIALIZING IN heart the best interests of the .. .F.r iced" .......1...
i ( :(rom page 1)) It is 'human nature to : -. .
i ABSTRACT_ *' _ __ __._ = I customer-" __" _ _ _ _ '. . . . . -, .- .". .. .- \0. .. .I I. .1'1 I I I i . I I- -.
the . - -
easiest -
"Lj" --M--RIVERS--M: : ; : ----;r- ---- -- travel by 'pathand; nicely uuuuIIuuuuuuuuu . . . . I -

\ AND .. -L'--: Northern Ontario;camped on the shores arranged seed boxes r believe, are the : Fine Georgia farm for aal 1. at $15 !':
"'PHYSICIAN. I lof the James Bay; bicycled through cause of more 'people living in the FOR SALE. A 900
{ and SURGEON that contains acre;
''r Manitoba In 18Ki! ; Ashed in. the can- cities than there has any right to be. per'acre, farms
< several'small
TITLE WOF3HJ. I Ornce'over O..ceoll1. I'liarrnacy I such seeds which .1 will cut into t
yons of Hritish Columbia and the They try growing FOR SALE-At a bargain, motorboat For further in..
ttTATK BANK BLDQ I)HONKS.. t I He8ld'lIce; ;L;__ ,rivers of New I"o naland-) summeredup may bo anywhere from one to five -"Gadfly" 30x8 4 ;IS In. draft;; (formation) -sell together.write or- call on B. C.
S ((0Hce(! 148 and down the Pacific coast and years old, and why shouldn't the unintelligent ,
h 12 h. 4 cycle 3 cyl. engine; full Howell, Lumpkin, Ga., K.-F. P.4'JI
. d along the' north coast of the Gulf of city toiler who has' tried p.
..oOo... <0> ,) Termson I 28.4tvu
: raise 1 such
L. W1NN- Mexico; lived in Virginia and Michigan to a boxful of posies from ''equipmenJ:; everything: new. .- ,
1 -- W.. long enough: to become a citizen seed become uninterested in farm part if desired. Sea Saundersat 1 - -
II; . United life? 1'' know whereof I speak. I "'-
the Staten, and have always tf MISCELLANEOUS.
+ :<.. > ; tested the of office.
: tOf a hunkering and longing to get germinating qualities I

: THE j: Office-2nd FloorWillson Building.RKHII .- to- Floridawhich. I journeyed dozens of tail-end packets -of seed LOST- -Wide gold bracelet with
S >ffNrit PhONIC" KlIMIMMRB.OrPIRB , , through lirhi, eight years ago. when those sown in my fields failedto FOR SALE-Bay saddle horse. Apply -!, -
I : I'"ON" t17' KlORIBA, |I I urn here now as an enthusiast. appear at the time all history con- 22tf.l, (Jreek; letters ZTA engraved on
MalthattauHotel \ to E. G. Vans Agnew. ; If found return to
I It hardly Jmx real sometimes nected with them says they should either

: UKWITT: T. MIHTSKY; :; ; when I look buck and recall that only have come up, and my tests have invariably I Vivian Lee. 24-tf
].1 j ) mi Clnistmas, ; day and the first of shown that less than fifteen CITY LOTS for sale. Cash or terms. -

: OSTEOPATHIC; ; PHYSICIAN! [ Jifcly I couUl have or was presented per cent of such seed would !germinate. Also G. F. I WADE, the tnnt r. >*r .nn. ,
i: Special Attention to 3:. \% ith a whole orange. Those were the I am in quest all the time of new bearing orange grove. j
Ri'siilenoe I I'htme74: days whc-M we" would grab our orange I things, and the best seed obtainablefor Parker. 23tf ( MEET me! at Kissimmee I Drug Co.,
Public : ()fJ... 1'hone! JW I the old mail is ..f- will drink of the best
: Traveling, :4{: and proceed) to find a hiding place in stnndhys. My .4 --------'---- and we get a

.z.: Ito,1rIR:1 i :i und -I Ii \\ hith to eat It. I never sucked an enormous with samples and circulars FOR SALE-Five acres good land in soda water made. 31tf

.1---atro the nquurc. from- .t: i Slate Hank Hid'g KisBimtnw. Kla.j I (mango I in those lays. I ate it. The I and_ I apply for( every bulletin issued 4- ,
Pinedale cleared and plowed
: A. C I.. Depot "IKISSIMMEE skin wit,. juM Its good as the other by every Department of Agriculture ; FOR RENT.

-.5. :L J.V.. :SIMPSONUBNTIST.I :: I part.? Kvery: particle was ,'on"unwd'j no matter what the subject or how room house; fence, etc. Sell out- _
jj j )jli. and it piolialily, took a week .. foreign the idea. right or trade for city property. A
'z: .., Two-story
:< :"':<"': :">-: ;">-H:":":'';''.' ) I Thai t meanthat I I I-utc the seeds too. I was told in Toronto by a knocker bargain. Box 172,. Kissimmee. FOR store building on lirack" St., North
Today MMmy own youngstersi.cking that tomato plants down here werenever 22tfpdl1'OR
Ii. C. Stanford 29-tf
'lIsaIr'3 in KulK Uiii1I) ,; i -I oranges I' with no more appre- known to produce more than Kissimmee.
.-<-o-<-o.oo-< :":->:":-: ;Wi 1 t II I i. III. to 12 111. [ ,ri.iiHin, tit t their! value than I used to six or seven tomatoes and that half ---- --
::: )"i't"IiI. /hiuiRs' : I wild, haw-thorn SALE-Six-room house, 50 feeton DWELLINGS; for rent, opply to M.
I'W; Lii 5'.1"1'' nl. pi;a iv on a of them would be bad. I set out over Kissimmec and
i : 7tt' Jun 5. 1 IvrI I (iled Kissimmee in of from seed good: street Tiller.
Telephone plants
About September 1 ''c will :J:: my memory an acre grown 20 acres fine fruit land 4 miles, from
eight when I stopped over planted by myself I will that
years ago: and say
1 J JJf railroad all for twenty-five hundred
"FOlt oIT--3-room: cottage in Prospect -
move our Bakery. to new loca- Jj': I ) lt.v.. W. CARSON on a t II Ill from Jacksonville to Tampato I never say finer fruit. The yield dollars. Ask Mrs./ Summers (iOK .
1' I ) take a \boat, to Mobile. I had no was enormous and I hrtvc/ fully decided 'J9-tf Addition, six dollars per month-
:: 1 DENT'IST iteiitiouiVIIC1I, I left Jacksonville of Penfield Str., Kissimmee..! Fla. : !) ]:
lion on Broadway and increase upon installing a canning outfit :Nelson Realty Co 21-tf
-.... retting( i off here, hut God or some one to take care of such- surplus crops .
I .: \ ir.nine influence brought me in contact as I had. That patch of tomatoes FOR SAI.E-: .--Three show cases.. 'F.
the capacity. :- :- :- -:- Office over Cole'sJcwery Store FOR( ) IU;:<,j'f--One 2-story 8-room
; with a man on the train who told doesn't owe me a cent. I was able to II.\ Lawson :iO-li!
: : Office Hours H-12 1-5 house with) bath and lattice room,
i : me about the beauties of hake Toho-' ,,(..1lit/ from $1.00 to $1.50 per bushel,
II Office) I 15H and low'r.randas.. One 6-
phone) upper
Resilience, '' 2:1: pekaligu! /( and I not( being pressed for and we don't or haven't, gone to the One 5-room cot-
]: turn- in tlios" days got off here when grocery for catsup or sauce. down here and work steadily four or room bungalow.
(;ias lulmmisten-d for extraction of UetliJ Ill'htrain tag.'. All are close in. G. (F. Par-
; the train stopped.KiHsimmee Without knowing that such was the five months from morning to /(

I THE HOME BAKERY I::1 --- was. not then what it is case I planted watermelon in a five- or shine, and be healthy] strong/( ker. 28-4t

R. ((5. E. PARKER now. acre field that had raised two crops and enthusiastic as well as ahead .of
.: : I ) Finally I ]landed back here for keeps of the same immediately proceeding. the game financially what can a man .:..: :..;..:..:......:..;..;..; : :<_:--M:..:_>:..;.

J. H. EED..Prop4 : DKNTIST last winter., In March I took possession Notwithstanding this I have realizedon do who has been trained to agriculture -

' of Krskine. {eights{ : Farm, so over two thousands melons actuallysold ? Give him my unl>ount4..... confidence I
PHARMACY named because the owner is a Toronto locally at prices ranging .from in this south central portion ::: AMATEUR

.- Office Hours\ : 8:00: () to iaX: :( ) Noor man of repute whose name is Ers- ten cents to half a dollar apiece. The of Florida being wonderfully important X tI

1:00: to 5:00: ( 1' M. kin Smith, and because. Jim .Miller, hogs: cattle and chickens have been agriculturally sooner or later and

r 'I whose. place it was originally had called and are receiving their share and my physical strength: and health and FARMER

If you want a I) R. II. S. GEIGER it Kissimmee Heights. Under new there are still enough left in' the tall we can lick the earth when it comes I

f PHYSICIAN AND SUROKON management and so on the name was grass where they cannot get: sunbaked to a show-down of one hundred acres : Do you want 10 acres of general -

BARGAIN Citizens Bank Building changed and so were certain features to provide a fine little blowout to compared with another hundred.All 1 : ? 10acres
in an: connected with the farm. who ; ; purpOSlland cheap
everybody cares to come out any that I 'an see that is necessaryto
Kissimmee Florida
Now I think I can go ahead and tell time before August first. After that be done in order to prevent a mad;! :x:= 4 cleared and fenced,

ORANGE GROV Phones: Offloe 297 or 64 about a "Model I, Modern Business," date I intend getting the field under stampede into this section is to convince '," small house, well some small

Residence, 265. 14-lyr or Krskine: Heights Farm, which is thorough cultivation for some big a lot of .Northern people thata ::: fruit t rc'q.
or land to grow not for sale. winter that I for the
money crops plan lot of eighteen foot snakes and
My first idea was to take down edification of a lot of winter tourists naked natives do not exist. here. I am ::f: 10 acre, sunimproved orange X

Oranges and ". A. VANS AONRW W. B CRAWFOIII', fences; which I considered a hindranceto who tell me they are coming.My as much afraid of a grass, snake as any A! land at $20! ) per acre :&

ANS AGNEW & CRAWFORDATTORNEYSATLAW t the conduct. of the kind of farmingI (peas and! vetch didn't do very woman you ever saw hut I will say
Grapefruitsee V I have PIUI1I it'iI. (Our predecessor hada well. I only planted about half an that I have not seen one bad snake :'z': 10) ill'I(". '(n which is I 12: acres f

love for and an inclination to[ acre in order to try them out and because near my place since coming here, and ::::: line od'ru] /( ,,' :
I h"hil.h' we know very I little about I wanted! to raise some chicken I distinctly remember seeing rattle y .

BUCKS (0"1'-...: a+'<- acie- clear rd and fenced, .:

I / Florida I I 11'1"-i and plants. Therefore a mile hill for lima and other pole beans to !Medicine. Hat Alberta while I the III ::. 'ie\% s loom hiiu--r, a decided, bar- 5'

or mo. "i e of fenving had to l be removed. run on, hut hanged if the beans didn't dians were making souvenir I lnHtKrskine :: I'alll .':
: B
oooooooooo : l'h"'i, lietds and obi) fence corners had come up faster. than the sunflowers.! I Heights/ Farm welcomes _1
iOoo | 11. I). GEIGER; ; 'I to !lIt- denied: I up. Where hay had been When I grasped the situation and setout all visitors. y'' Ask ,I.Y .
i M. TILLER :r.r.i I a -Inpi.;>) "clop and where hay-wire wasiMd I stakes I secured half a crop! and A I.F. W LAW bf

MI extensively there was naturally a Iii satisfied a.s' I can "see how and I :f Mrs. Summers .,1
i: } of it kit'king about all
: / \\ ht'ii to plant again. The sunflowers ''
Real Estate Agency. f. I ::. min' Ptt>rlJ A,., }.
i State Hank liuiMirigKissimmee ovei t the l place. Sand spurs or burrs are fine, and we have more than sixty !

it'I. 'therners! I '' call them, are ain I' chickens. can cat in many a month. y :" ; < l.%I.MleflT" : :2nd! t'O'4' :
Florida X ,
:: a.assssss..sss. xt i ::
-,------- ---- I -ifjn:' of for mer hay crops and I blame the seed lor our Irish I potato Do You Want\ {j.: at. couit" li \\IH-M I '.1\\ :Mr. Smith t stopping t :
: : eveiyfeu XMIIKi
and sold.
Realty bought F. PARKER crop not being what we expected.We !.
of Houses reat{!d. \N C_.JEO.; , .mnutc.s. to \'mflVl. them froh hisfo planted about six acres and 1 THI'/I"I/ :" (; .:..:..:..:..:..:..:..:-:..:..:..:-:-:..:..:..:..:..:..:..:-:..:..:..:-:.
and eradicate
I decided to -
I I i-legs try
: Taxes-paid anttYDWes: ver- I Attorney-at-Lav\ iIL-\ti' lemembi'r seeing a 'liner showing ,, F.\KMIN: <; .
: tinIll.Then of plants' 111 the .same length of : (.0'i.r MMII MS"I II'l 0)1
I ified for non-residents. there th> matter of what RANCIIIM: ;
I was .
Collections ...
and Conveyancing time. Nothing attacked them in the I 11.IIluhnr./ .
Fire Life and Accident In- : \\ 'II" ,- and when to put in { .roAf. | of insects-haven't seen a potato- FIUTI"
Specialties.I t lei-4 .1 f thorough i i inspection of the forty way i i'i in: i iii Ilel ini (1\\ .11 ix.icosi
l bug tins 'Ull1nlt'I'-alld( we kept them
t surance.
; ..cievim' h we, are 1 working, I located Landsor i 01 \ i IM I 1.\ I t si tn :
Brorfdway. cultivatI.Vhen we dug them out, '
Indemnity Bonds. l.oiini
i three in' i \.
(ten 1104 14 111 separate parcelsthat | hOIVewe found the mto be the .

'.. 'F. seemed to me to be uitable tOil |I size: of lemons, and not the big husky CITY PKOPKUTY{ In Tf leluli': ..\\llllnm *. (.....ndl.r.
(t coin. Two hired men and 1 proceededto fellows as I expected. Maybe should I If you do, write me. I have all 1:I Notice In hi-n-liy given: to all whom

plow and make ready' these tract have' fertilized them I didn't give' that class for sale. :, It mail' concern. Unit on the Ctrt day of
ATTORNEY AT LAW KISSIMMEE, f'LA. Some corn'I planted as I'would have/ .fnntmry, A. I IJ. KIM.{ shall apply( to

;,s DR.WMOSTEOPATH HARPER Examination-of Titles.;'' a Specialy. .3p' North, arid most of it I planted my them new uny experiences, as for this.1 first am trying season out In Mrs. E. E. Wells I :I the Raid honorable Court oil T.Judge M! .Murphy o( Prohntv.JUdge form of

as' my colored foreman suggested. the land and then I will know better final dlaeharitv: as Admlnlntrntor
Real Estate and Insurance
1 Notification and payment of taxes of His methods' beat mine all to pieces nr th.ntni.*.. ..Wllllnm S. Clmmil.r.
non-residents given careful I what to do with crops later on. I Phone "li I I as, il ""I I li.,1, al| I the Nil III"- tlm.I I
: shock 203 272
first to Broadway
anil that
: t me as
gave my ,
-_ attention. II will say though, that I have seed potatoes -, s( ill pics' 'ni ,., I,, '1.1| Court mv 1t'"llac-'
I Ill(' dirTeioiices there are now in cultivation on hand! sufficient to plant tenaries "IIi'I,, is \'|",lrll".I'"r' of mil,) ,-HlntMI.I ,.
STECIALIST IN and what there were a few in the fall and have received I I r- ,ivu II,", 11.1, |, apiro\Hl.
1 il] .1.. i IS \ i
of ii"" I IP I I Iftl3W
t I CHRONIC DISEASES yeais ago t Out of the ten acres I $1.50 bushel. for what I have sold. \\ IIANHMCK
: per ]
-PAT J JOHNSTON ,coin \\I, h'L\' e put in I had three acres I I saw potatoes selling around Saginaw 'I-l I' "I",' iin.> AiltnliilstralorOIHI

I t CONSULTATION, EXAMINATION FREE A TIORNEY.A T-LA W of Mvoi-t, .coin. Strange as it may --- -" -
I !Mich., at 15 .cents per bag two : <;\iMiiMvrii\-rou: :: ::
discovered, the
I ha\e that average -
: -ecni"
10-1 1 Citizens Bank Building years ago and that was the only crop Sprigg FlemingCLEANING l'..r lied I IMxrharitr.
: I It in
K/S/ IMMEE. FLA I /( customer' for corn .Kissimmee that land had raised that year.

I TUESDAYS THURSOt VS. 6A TUROAYS. Kissimmee Florida is liuying my field corn more enthusiastically Our other crops or experiments in l401 ItT I IK < 01 \i'."' Jl I)(;rt. STATKor
OFF 1 than my sweet corn which I.IIKII I > \. ()"(( |;olA rill'MTl.'
I HOTEL them in such as onions okra, radishes -
was sold out a month ago. The local lettuce and so on have been dis- In. wr I'.mlittr: at.(.......... II. Itrf, d......-
.d. .
CouruMl for. Judge i>f th.. demand '4'illS to be for big ears well astrous.. Peanuts and sweet potatoesare PRESSING ,
PHONE 200' ;Nil; IM lnili\
i. Kivi-ii.' to all whom
OfflAfJOO. FLA Florida K. K. Comm. Criminal Court filled instead of smaller ears flavored
fine. I know those ,
doing why DYEING "d (II I .1) iiiixitti.I thai on the Jllh day
::: : & WARLOWATTORNEYS.AND and sweetened.Under certain crops were lost. We had only .if I Hi i 'IIII"'!. .\ l I' I 1H3.! i I Hhall apply
a system of accounting most three showers of rain in two months, REPAIRINGLeave nf In. Hiilil IIH, lloniiiiihl.-<-i iirt. IIH. Jiiilniof i :M Murphy; Judge
rrobutf. for
COUNSELLOS rigidly adhered to I keep track of and as my attention was directed intensely 'nn final ,lIe. Iizirg.' IIH Admlnlnt rat rlxor .
AT LAW every ounce of seed planted. Thework upon the grove and corn, the tin iHtatiof (li-nrKi. II Ivey dorpaa-
S.tUDlIOCKREAXJESJATE word Pt house sod -loth .
) my a "I. ,HIM.t! Iniil at DII.
entailed, i.s inconsequential buta of so-called "truck"were Hump lime I will
Practice in all the Court of th. Ktate and of little patches will be cr lied lor and returnel.'I., .IIU-H. nt 10.11101, (Court my final account
the United State. .. alao before the Florida Railroad perusal oA my records is most gratifying not attended to as they might IIH AilmlnlHlratrlx/ of Maid eatate. and
I Cofnmiuton. and the Interstate CommerceCommiMion. : frtrirUeresting. I keep a card have been. ask ror tlu-lr approval.

indexVajjd I oiV? each card record the The grove is. a very beautiful one. Satisfaction Guaranteed I DICI.KA IVEY.
11-14 CHABI.MTON BLDO. ORLANDO. FLA. -Imnfimo 1" Il'l l Admtnlatratrlx.
34 I yi jjimi ofaefcd f I, .! aatity, date of planting It has always been one of the "finest"ones

S : time of appearance' weekly progress around Kissimmee. There are

IN SIJ ANCE NDRE\% JOHNSON time required to cultivate, char- trees forty or more years old and
.J\. acter of cultivation, amount of ferti- none in the main part are less than

lizer applied, and finally the proceedsfrom About thousand new trees Rollins
) ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR/ AT LAW twenty. a College Winter Park Fla.
Examination of I the sale of this product My have been set out and the entire groveis
Titles ,
a Will Practice in all Courts other troubles. ,
\ three acres of sweet corn yielded an free from whitefly or
S I State and Federal average of $118 per acre net, whichis It has been close pruned, sprayed, fer- OLDEST'.COLLEGE AND !MOST BEAUTIFUL CAMPUS IN FLORIDA.

::1 ,,;: Specialty. Office! adjoining Broadway taking: under consideration the corn tilized and cultivated and now it. is

i ('itizcnn Bank Kissimmee actually sold at from fifteen cents to beautiful.On College, Al"adl'myIu"il"! Expression Fine Arts, ]>ome tic and Industrial

$ 'CorresDondence Solicited. fifty cents per dozen ears, the amountof the railway track side of the Arts, Hu"ine H, Taechers' Course. I i

\i forage fed to stock, etc., ground farm there has been set out several Twelve buildings, steam heat, electric lights, fire protection, fine :

t - J.V. rental 'per acre. cultivation and about hundred Catley guavas and camphortrees gymnasium no malaria, quarter-million dollar endowment. Three teachers

| Thompson fiye dollar, for fertilizer, the fertilizer set alternately fifteen feet apart. of music, $5,000 organ, a dozen pianos two glee clubs, chorus class-

\ bought was distributed throughout These in a short while will form a Superb new rooms for business school equipped with modern device-

W.GRIFFI1 \I FUNERAL DIRECTOR the entire corn area before I sort of hedgerow: commercially valu- analysis of soils fertilizers, foods, water; preparation every for engineering;
c. 1 thought of ascertaining the exact able.On cou rscs.

I and quantity on any one individual patch. the farm we have artesian water, Lakes boating, swimming, galf, tennis, football S basket ball. .

I Some there are who will think that a windmill which has turned every Christian, but undenominational]; expenses moderate
,; Staple and( Fancy LICENSED my system of keeping records and day, thus confirming the statement available. For catalogue address scholarships

\ EMBALMER data is too comprehensive and exhaustive often quoted but not appreciated by William Fremont Blackman Ph. I D.. LL. I n., President. _
that Florida is breeze-
Opposite Courthouae for ordinary farm work. I Northerners,
GROERIES I want to that it has only taken a swept-not wind-swept-and that the
ItS IMJoIEE. say of the sun's
FLORIDA. few minutes each day or evening to effects rays -qualified
I, ---------------- make a complete record of everything enormously thereby. I have worked 4++ 444..1.++.1.Ioo:.++.:.++.:.+.)

I p It. nNk'NS'
Free Delivery to all Parts K. B. WOODUA- those records of success or failureare season with two hired men for THE STORE FOR EVERYBODY il k.
intensely interesting. I also record whom I tried to set a pace, and I have

ofthe City: jfJENKNS&1 WOODHAM the daily weather and make a never once felt exhausted.In .
: i ieverybody's
notation of the effect of rain or the addition to the well and windmill, And believe that the
SURVEYORS lack of one. we have flowing water in the hog- surest Way to get
the barn and the house. We trade is to give the
Seed, I find, is a matter for the pasture, you greatest
I FloridaKis.simmee most serious consideration. The local have electric lights and 'phone as wellas value that you can get anywhere.

II' tt .. 11 ++++++++++++..'" i merchants order what their trade demands a maple tree (the national em- The prices of our goods are no higher and in '
blem of Canada) shading front
'I exhibit seed boxes from

: P RAYSTONEtru j.I- !! ! ! ! ! !fi;! which and is easy Starting to make in indiscriminate as I did,- rard equal, the to size any and tree symmetry that I of ever whichis remember many pay elsewhere cases considerable From those-lower who than have you would never ;:..

; in March I found I was a month to seeing up North. dealt with us we earnestly ask a trial, fully believing :

two months behind the schedule for Then in our plants and flowers we in our ability to give you little .
i C. a
F. Thrasher the other thing that I have just what every new comer to ,
this that and more goods' and service than
: All THI rut you have been
is amazed at whether -
wanted. particularly to try out. Florida no matter '
geting We
2.50 to 3.60 per day. SHEET METAL WORKER My suggestion in this matter of seedis in winter or summer, roses pre- fira you a square deal at all ,
j jby I that newcomers secure catalogues dominate as our lawn decoration, but times. TRY US.

1 Special week or month. P. O. Box 69G from various seed house; plan ahead the other flowers are there too.'

I noiMM.rrs, L L rotra. mr.m : I Ki.immee; Fla. as to what they want to put in and not Conclusions to be drawn from all P. E. Trudell
: try and raise successful crops from this are these: If a city man, soft, Narcoossee Fla. I

tt t < *++*++++++ 11 +++++-LlS I !Iilili! !Ii !Ii !fi !Ii !Ii !Ii !Ii !Ii !fi selections made from seed boxes. Lo- .!flabby and unexercised, can come .' '

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man,' to have, some work done on said 1, .
i Proceedings of the DDN'lBE DISAGREEABLE road making It wide enough In several Bronchitis

, places! for teams and machine.. to pass,' 1 -:
in safety, :
Judge T. .M. Murphy cam before the I .r f
County Commissioners Board and produced a letter from I3r,
Wlnn In which. he stated that the 'son Asthma
of one Mr. Charles Krecek of O.ceola'ebunty. or

,- . _'h You, Can Prcvsnt.ltlt You Will.. was In Chattahoochee. :unable i .F' : -.....;..-- .. -.. _-_._.::. -
I' to return to his parents by reason of '. -o r.00 f
phy.leal lnablllty and that the saidMr.
Kisslmmee, Fla.. July 7th, 1818. make Why yourself be a slave disagreeable to your feelings to and Krccek was a poor man without Birch Mountain Herb Tea \.
The Board of'County Commissioners your means to send an attendant after his \
In and for Osceola County, Florida, met friends. They are.not responsible for son, and asked the Board to send an ,'1
on lhe i'above date there being: present your trouble., nor Is It their fault that attendant for him. whereupon the Board Has no EquaL. Nothing
S3. 1..., Lesley. R. V. Lanler A. F. Bass you suffer daily from the terrible pains ordered the Clerk to draw a warrant .
O. K. Base and W. F. Walker Comtnls-- which are produced by rheumatism I for ISO.ZO. being the necessary amountor Just as Good.
the oar rare of Mr. Krepek who went
sloners. W. J. Bears Tou have the
Atty. for the same body to-day that I .
Auditor.Board and. J. 1* Overstreet, Clerk and, yon had yesterday, but not the- same" In Mr person. Samuel after Tatlo him.of St. Cloud appeared -

aie:) minutes of: the previous ambition nor the same disposition. before the Board with a petition Better than any ready-made medicines SaleSUBURBAN
ffgra read and meeting That's because you have. not taken signed' by the cltUens of St. Cloud askIng ,
:Mr. W. R. O'Neal approved of Taylor's Best Blood Medicine. the Board to assist Mr. 11. M. Mc It is purer and guaranteed

Florida, came before the Orange Uoard county.and Come to our store and get a bottle Clelland who Is crippled with rheuma- more effective than anything i
tism Board instructedthe
stated that for a number of years the- to-day and If It -doesn't relieve' those known- to the-medical
rheumatic Clerk to draw a warrant for fit 00 profession.
people of Orango county had been con pain. to your satisfaction as temporary support In favor of MrS .
ducting a County Fair for the purpose take the bottle back. and get your M, McClelland; Made at home in five minuteseven -

of demonstrating to the people of Flor Mr. D. U Frost'betore the BoardIn by a child. Purely vegetableand HOMES
ida and especially to the many winter Price. 11.00 the bottle.Tour theInterest of the town'of St Cloud .
Five acres of land very fine and 4-room house. chicken house '
visitors from other states of the Union and asked said Board to pay the Town contains no alcohol, narcotics
what the state of Florida can and doeaproduce I'.guarantees own druggist recommends and of 81 Cloud Its pro rata of the Koad or poison. If you are a sufferer deep well of soft water.all good land just outside city limit, owner I
Taylor's Best
In both the Blood Medicines
agricultural and Tax due for 1911 and 1912. whereuponthe
horticultural lines. and proposed that' ask him about It.. Board Instructed the Clerk; to draw I form Asthma lives in Cleveland will sell for $850. Time on half or more if de.

'OHoi-ola, Orange. Lake. Hemlnolo and I a warrant In favor of the town of St + sired. Convenient to school and chuith. good markets have advantage ;
Volusla count .. combine forces Bronchitis or intact
and Cloud for 1700 00 as per agreement recorded -
make an exhibit In Orange' county, on I slmmee and make the necessary arranK..m..nt" In the minutes, of the Hoard of I f throat of modern town and yet enjoy the freedom of country life.
the Fnlr rounds In Orlando; each coun- for the exhibit. 'ounty Commissioners, on the 7th day any ,
ty furnlshlnK' Its own .exhibit said vlaI I Mr. 8 J. Triplett editor of the Valley of October 1912 said amount being a lung, stomach,
(ling' counlltB, to have apace In Fair Gazette then came before the Board settlement In full for. the pro rata of kidney blad- .Pine celery farm and beautiful home at a sacrifice price at
UrnundH free of churRe and stated that the people of Osceola road tax of 1911. or .
Mr. <)'Neal spoke very highly of the county were< sleeping' over their rights, Mr H. T. Fanslercame1 before the der trouble, get Sanford. Land will grow any l lund of/ crops successfully. Want

clock lnilUHtrof Florida and stated and that they should get busy and help hoard. and asked them to pay him for I to tell you about it. and put you in connection with the owner.
that O oola bounty could .add much to to lldcrtlst. the possibilities of the* work clone on the county road near r_, yourself a can I
tin ocutHlnn In thin special lino I county He said that the Uaxette had Pine Dale and after discussing' the mat. of Birch Mountain j
Mr. 11 H ilxoii of been ndlng out bulletins at Its t"r the. Board Instructed the. Clerk to
orange own We have farm block
county I| an 80-acre from Ry. station and 4 i.
Herb Tea one
also atlclnsHtd the Hoard and In his re- expense IIH advertising matter but that draw n warrant for 12000 as paymentfor I I
.' mlllks stated that In hln opinion thin the advertising scheme now proposed his services at once and if miles from Kisslmmee ; good bearing grove lots more good land
wax the, rhoapi-Ht and best vim too big for the Gazelle to tackle Mr I' U Cromartfe appeared before
scheme available. and I that Orangeounty ]I all alone. and asked the* Board to makean II... Hoard with a petition signed b\ I'p you will start to I ready to plant just the place for fine commercial grove. There is i

had conducted thru* succ,<.sHfuI appropriation. of $120 00 to help the eltlcens of Shingle (Creek asking 1 about 10 acres in grove more than half now bearing. You can r
(' , out the and after that the* load running north from Shin taking it will
"IY Fairs and that to combine tho carry plan discussing regularly you begin
five counties, 'ould l give| more force the merits of the scheme the Hoard gee Creek station through Mr 1'e d feel buy this for $7500 one-third cash balance in one to five year or
and volume. thereby! agreed. with Mr. Trlplett to make the 'Tlson land be opened After discussIng to as if. life was worth living I
making It a greater longer. Owner owes on the land and must have enough cash to
donation the merits in the case* the
inducement to the and in short time will
. to attend: general public I,I Mr J. r Berry came before the afrrcccl to take the matter up at the a very you lift the debt. Time on balance. This years crop goes at that price.
next regular meeting and take perma see a wonderful 'change in
The Hoard after ..xh'ndln'oto of I] Hoard and presented a petition signed\ your
thanks to the distinguished. gentlemen { by a number of the leading: citizens of nenPaclion. l.ed Tlson Ih..r..n.Mr. then came- before the condition. It is Just as effective in rd.
for their manlf< st Interest In our fair I the* grade on the county road pear Hoard and stated that If the Hoardopened severe of Catarrh La 278 acres good land and nice grove close to Ry. and on well
county, appointed lion. E. L. the asking the* Board to widen cases Grippe,
)Joint the road running through' his travled the 6
road for
just place big and "I'
chairman of the Colds propagating a great grove
Hoard to take 1..I..y.j Shingle, Creek bridge*. whereupon the land that he would want 120000 for Whooping Cough, Coughs
ter up with the Board of Trade Board Instructed K 1. Lesley, chair- the damages same b..lnlaid over forsettlement and Night-Sweats. Our having good Ry. advantages school and church. .S.I

. - --------.---- -- - the Hoard In at August the regular meeting of goes with every can and guarantee if it does I This is a snap. We want you to ask us for price. r

The. Board Instructed the Clerk todraw Many other good things for sale at bargain prices and on most !'
Jfi $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ a arrant' for t&O 00 i.'k.tlfaa! : not benefit you, your druggist will favorable terms of ;'
payment. !
men! on a well .driven at refund you
your money.
an mock on the Whittier road' for the Back of Kissimmec State Bank. ''
people of the county the members of BIRCH MOUNTAIN TEA CO., 'I)
the Hoard and others Interested paying
5On 1 the balance Buffalo, N. Y., U. S. A. u
Reduced Prices The. Hoard then took. a recess until NELSON REALTY COMPANY
1 30 p. m. Sold by Kissimmee Drug Co: Kisslm-
The Board met again at 1.03 p m. Back of State Bank KISSIMMEE FLA.
there: being present all officers as of mee, Florida (

x the morning sessionUr i ,;
National Quality T. M lllvers came before the '.
Hoard In the Interest of the City Council

John I>1<\1.l .. car.of pour| JO
of KlHHlmmee and asked" for a settlement _ _. - -- ---
days h.t'('Ml
on the ditch recently dUK bythe 1- 4t Cd I" { i
II InKntm |I""na. feed bilL (
City whereupon Ih..Uoard Instruct- \\ 1 Hitrhir. c''rn. 1413 llMnmt Sot" ">"
I .
MAZDA LAMPS. d the '
if the Town of Kisslmmee for 11000 00Halcl .
Town of st: (Cloud pro rata oftune I
amc tint being a settlement In full tax fin I'm! jIll'( (KlloWII
I for the ioun1ys pro rata of tin OKI of cllKKlnv\ said ditch the Clerk was on rill ditch 100000(,
'HlHci Instructed. hthe Hoard to draw 1'aid A .an""lIo'lIfrom i $3.00
!Ii up. an UK re.i.m."I. to be signed bv the KissiMMEE
tt\t'smolt--------- "
I city authorities r...Ii.aslrig. them from Ho'I I our 867 66

25 Watts .35 x ant and. all claims b\ the Town of KIsslminee H..I. _u.u_._. 1046.16 4
: for further costs In said mat Fine and Porfiltur. 'u.uu_ 109.13)

terThe The TI"I UHIII i I'r.. i <'port hoed the
x Hoard. Instructed the Clerk lo follow liiu ImhinttH' on. laud
40" .35 :advertise. for bids on clearing 6 acres uenrnl 1 1eyenuc 681275 TO
of lund at the poor farm said land to him. and ,larfillurt' 43&2U7v f

:be well cleared plowed and cut o.rwlh hool _ __ _u_ 1402 06
x \ a disc harrow ...."d 58P2.95 i
r 60" .45 A petition. for a new road across. < unUl 1.1 HHI -- loti.43s JACKSONVILLE
1 lti>Kg> reek was. .presented. . to the S. I 11 No 1 _. - _ u- l>86.33 :
IKKK Hoard auld I petition. having In i n signed
5 S 11. No 2 - __ ____. 142.92
100" .80 hv the citizens of that community' S S. L, No.3 _uu.n. 1386.63
I II after """"IoIo-rlnK the niatti thciroughU H. S. 1 U. No 4 . - - uh 12TH.16h ,
the Hoard laid earn.over for S. I I' No f. 38 20
.flltu"1) .
(,,," ld'rtlon. and the. Clerk .. The Tux Collect tni H i port Hhowt the AND RHLTN
150" 1.20 x structed to take the matter up with following bulaii. (...H lo b<. collectedOenral I
//I the Hoard l of. Count Commissionersof 1t.'V"IIIIO'u 680) 92 I
Orange county and see If they would u _
County School 61732
250" 2.00 x l I pay one.half of the cost of putting' (ount>. Jtoard u.u__h 697.10Floc ; THURSDAY JULY 24TH if
in an Iron bridge across the creek on and 1 arf<.Hurt J3i 36S I
the. line* dividing Osceola and Orange S I ). No 1 .. u_ _- Hi D2b
!iiI countle. S U No J _- _. u t HO .ATLANTIC LINE.
It having, been reported. to the Hoardthat S S: 1) NN, ::1 :- -- 4.32 I COAST . I
I I tin cattle I Inspectors of Osceolacounty S. S. II I No 4 u ___ h. . ___ 20:86
were not complying with thelaw S. S ll No 5 ___ 2X 62 Tickets Good on All Regular Trains. Final Limit '
governing their duties as such July Z7 F
Our store is as near as phone. jjj The Tux Colic-tor 8 IIc..n..o' report
your I the ("It.rk was Instructed to write said showed the* following. $12 1 00 general Porportionate Low Rates From Other Points f.
cattle Inspectors tailing their allenliun
colliLtid and (15.00 auto collected
i to tin law prescribing the duties The lax Collectors Poll Tax report For information Pullman reservations call ;
I or I
CALL 123 U PlBtol. bond of Hardy Simmons with showed $2600 collected
if I a. C Outlaw and H. Mercer as sureties The Hoard then adjourned until fc on nearest Atlantic Coast Line Agent or r
was approvedI'lKlol a. m. July' 10th 1918. '
I bond qf K F Collier with J. The Hoard convened attain at 9 a. W. C. GILBERT. Ticket Agent. Kill mmee .

f g 1 was W. Miller examined and and K. 8 approved.Floyd as sureties, m. July Kth 1913. All officers as of the J. G. Kirkland, D. P. A.. Tampa. Fla. Y. R. Beailey. T. P. A I sj sjr
session of July 7th, 1K13, being' pr..a.enL
W. B. I IST. Pistol bond of King Q. Padgett with .

I ties). Lupfer and K. T. Butler as sure \V. 1. Ilarber Tax Assessor of Osce
was examined and approved also ola r
county presented his books to the _
pistol bond of J. W Long with Thos. .
Board for
E1SZIft I \ \\EE CLOUD I Drake and J: J. Padgett as sureties, pat equalisation.Mr Johnston came before the .
[ Notary Public bond of U t'. Oarrett.with Board' and asked them to lower the 4 C. A. CARSON,'Pr sldent. N. C. BRYAN, S creUr7.
I P. A Vans Agnew and D. O Wagner valuation on the five acre tracts own

I as.sureties.lau Notary, was Public examined bond and of approved A.- edM'by.. H the Seminole then Land; &./'dv'btu'r"; ,

$ $ $ $ $ $ !fi $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ i Farris Jo:. Drought! as sureties with E..
the valuation of his property at tit:'" .
The Sheriff feed bill for prisoners
Cloud. .
g i I :
------ - -- -- -- ---- and
-- examined
was approved The Hoard lhsatOok> a recess, untl
Bond of Ft 1 Farmer to be appointedDeputy
2 *
pm' ,
---- Sheriff of Osceola county with The. Hoard metiksjaln
I I Roma Thomas and M. Katz as suretieswas aU- at 2 p m. there Grocery
I being present ofncers as of the CompanyWholesale
xamlned and approved also bondof morning session d
W .IWalker to be appointed as Mr Hull HUSH come before, the, Hoard f
I Ireputy Sheriff of Osceola county with and asked for
a reduction on his cattle -
THE H. G. SIEVER M J Hicks and Hull Uass as sureties 11..Mam..nt. but after investigating I ,

Tin following vouchers were examined the matter. the Hoard decided that they and Retail Dealers in .i,
1 and approved and warrants ordered had nu authority to change the assessment ,
REALTY COMPANYPrairie 1 drawn I HM used by the AssessorThe

K I. l-iHli *. C'ommlaeloner9 IOU Hoard of ublnb: Instruction haying GROCERIES.
It V :I-jinler: ; com and mileage 100 filed Its itemized estimate of the.
A .K HRHR Corn and mileage_ 6 00 funds for school purposes for the current
and mileage 1H 00 flucalear ending June 30 1914requested ,
Groves Hammock Land O It lines com '
Land ; High .
Orange %% F Walker, com and mileage 2ll HOV this Hoard to levy a tax of .-

Timber Land Land at all Price and on Easy Term I T,' M J Scars Murph. Hal. sal Ally Co.for Judge Board_ 25 20 00 84 J nilllH IHntilcts fur. school No 1.purposes 2, 4, 5 ,. dn'1.3 and millsIn Z 00400404000000400' .oOoOoO.oO. + oO. . .....

J. K Hasp. sal as Janitor __ 411.08 mill In 1 District ;No; 3 addition tothe 0 ft 1 ,

HenrHulllvan. malnt allowed 500 7 mills 4 WE SELL: 0 WE BUY: .
half rake Marv longwcll malnt. allowed 12.00H. The equalization of the* tax roll be 4 HAY 0 t
Ranch will .
2,000 acres Stock exchange ", P. Geiger sal Pros Atty and lag complete, the le-y for ,
14 convictions u __ -u _u__ 10333 the year 1913 was 't't'e";; :. up and 0 HIDES, .
for other real estate -:- -:- -: -:- J. I* Overstreet sal as Auditor 5700 after some. discussion. the* following G>tAIN, O :1

\. II Ingrain tare of jail _.__ 12 GO resolution was Introduced and adoptWin 4 . FURS ro
John I>avl. Supt Pour Farm'_ 5000J. ..d .
Groves all sizes and L (Hemtreet. costs In Co Ct 400 4 FERTILIZERS, 4 .
Orange prices I ri as it has been amertalned S
C. I.\ Bandy, corns T C------ 13.67H 4 WOOL, .
I : and determined by the Hoard of Count .
; : : : : .
L lupfi-r rooms Treaa 16 86 . SHINGLES 0 '.'
ComrnlgHloners that It will be nereissar .
I KI"V A L I'lant. water and
lights 2 months _uuu. 2802 > to raise amounts by taxation for 0the ft o .. .:

KISSIMMEE FLORIDA Rowland K Co 18 bu peas for current Mar In the following. ORANGE BOXES 0 4 AND ,

I Poor Farm _ _ _. 2S 50 funds l .designated respectively ae.Ii'rneral ,,. for County purpus.e 0 0 r .
I H Ac W H Drew. died book 21 60 '
T M. Murphey cost -In Insanlt*,. eleven' _ *16.800 (00unt / 4 ORANGE WRAPS, 0 ALL it
,. _
case/_ ., _ _ __ u IR051 (ICoad> >'_ School n /9 26.000 40O 00 00Klmvand .. 4 3
Oeo In. Harnard Co leaves. forabstract ; : .. VEGETABLE CRATES 4 0 COUNTRY
rorfellun _
books _ _ _ fO 25IHI u .
u -
It solved that the 0 .
sum 'J
eola Hdw 'u. hose and supplies .
for Court House' ._ iI't:; \* b. le\led, on real and personal) properly + CRATE NAILS. 0 4 PRODUCE. .
of[ O ce-ola Count
The Champion Hrldge Co folCanoe : ) .. 4 0 .
[eiural Id venue 4 mills
Creek Bridge ____ 188800
One.t.ola I tiarmacy drugs u for (['ounthcliuols' u. _ 7 mills 4; 4:40444444400004 I 040000 0 . 0..... .

prisoners __ __ .u.u__ 260Hceola Itoad u mills i
(( lldw Co spray pump I Fine. and --hU------------/v 1 mill.The .
R. S. FLOYDGrocer ___ I was
Farm 376
for Poor
E. K Fairbanks, .Uh.U Poor Farm 606 ordircil in Special: 1 HV School Districts We Bell field and garden seeds of all kinds

O..c..11L Hdw Co.sup. sup for road 4.16Bdd No.ullla 1,In 2. District 4. 6 and No 6. 3 3.mills each .and 2 We gift special attention to fitting out'hantlng and camping partU-sV .

Kissaicon Wagon' _ ?Wks_ ___rep._ __on_.u.Co._ 20.30 patlon tax of 60% of the amount pre'scribed We are county agents for good fertilizers. Ask... far circulars sad

111 Warren mule feed _--.-__ 803 )' by.the Statutes of the State oflorlda I prices on fertilisers. .,
W .A C. Oro. Co., mule feed _ 15..19 be levied on persons engagedn _
any such occupation. that the TaxCollector .
: Wood Tlner road work UUu_ 4.00
Is directed to collect
W IltMaklnson Co. road 28.40J.
Wade Tucker work on Reedy sup such occupational. tax in the same manner +I I I I I . I I . I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I Mil III tl''11111111 ')

Creek road _._._ 250.00Oeo as hi would collect for the Htateprovided .
l I>. Harnard &unn.h Co handcuffs that If by law the countiesare c. A. CARSON J. A. CHAN FORD. -WLUPFER... 4 :
for Sheriff u.u.._. 17.19sceola permitted to levy a greater per PrId.Dt. vte.-.t. SecntamKISSIMMEE i
cent than 60% of such said tax then
> journal witness sub-
__ __ the Tax Collector Is ordered to collectthe
17 60lss
Get prices on > --
our J< .e .Gag. i.bro; roads 60.46n full amount so levied 1
W Ashton. pay roll __ __ 416.76 w- J. Sears attorney for the Board .
FEED O W: Ashton, Bass'err pay> --i 1 76 26 presented a written opinion In re: Pay \
HAY GRAIN of County Judge as Judge of Juvenile LUMBER
T M. Klvers. visits to J. H. CO.
Court same being filed .
I Stewart unu.nuhn__. 1(00 with the proceedings .
sceola Tel Co. instal of the Board also a written .
phone -...
Poor Farm and rent __ '00 opinion a. to the City ditch leading ,.
7 make specialty
wkkk a from the railroad
we col. to the lake.
L. H. Ingram corns on fines 11.60 There
Kiss. Val Oasette legal ptr II.4Clss. being no further business to L

u .. Tel. Co., t mo. phone rent 6 00 be the disposed Board adjourned of at the to present meet again session at .* Rough and Dressed ..
1 olin Bronson rep. Co: bridge00 their next
C. C. Arnold. Ibr and hauling 10.40 regular session
'-L. R. Farmer sal game warden (0!00, J. L* OVB.R8TREKT.: Clerk.

Chas Kr.cek car for to Chat-

tshoocbee __-________________ 10.10 PINE LUMBER'I *
4 A. F Bass, appropriation for

well at H. Hammock ________ to.00 CHICHESTER PILLS I
IOZIEB LEWS InsoBflncE I PGEHOYTh E.! L. L-esley. money: advancedfor
) . :. ". DaAMD. V .
; pruning orange trees at INS.. ....1'..._b
Poor Farm ___________u___ II.10 Cak.a.rWa_a..
1) A. Bass, bvlldlng house at ...... ,. s.d ss.s ...Wuc5ow..ra.e

i *Otd ttt wad ..-.-insurance Atmer In Owwola County Poor Farm for paupers 'U.97 ... _' our antbwy.a..nY& HOUSE BILLS A SPECIALTYIIIMIIIIIIIIIIMIIIIIIIIIIMIIIiHIIMIIIMUm
L. H Ingram. Dr. s Dill and It' ... Mr'a&-n
y; IRE LIFE ACCIDENT HEALTH drugs for J. H. Stewart ____ 41.65Q HKANV PlUjB... ...
0' t4ouli t.. W. Fertlc, toad work ______ K.60 ..

,'M C. O Smith road work ...... 100 lt>rum DUr8fRIi *)I ---I .e'. n

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GREAT . : .

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I Beginning Aug. 1 and for the 10 days succeeding we offer everything at 25% Discount .






Read the story of how a great stock of merchandise is to be sacrificed

Goods Lace CurtainsMost We carry Ladies' ready-made dresses Do not forget thatwe Ladies' ShoesQueen
Dry that sell at $1 1.00 to $14.50-Now we
are goig to let you DEDUCT 25% off
exceptional values will be of-
Dress Goods fered in this department. that price, whatever it may be, and are our $4.00 grade now - 3.25
take the dress.
$1.00 grade Hosiery 3.50 grade now - 2-75
3.00 grade now - 225
and Ladies'R CretonFloral for 75 2.50 1.90
cents.BED grade now - -
Laces Also a $1.50 shoe for $1.20
dytowearDepartmen.t design, lOc grade, now 7c SPREADS SHEETS, BLANKETS Some pretty White Button Oxfords
Other grades reduced in the same We now arrive at that department of AND PILLOW CASES-ALL TO BE and Pumps are included in this lot.
proportion. our store in which every girl or grown SOLD AT 25 PER CENT DISCOUNT. See our Special Bargain Counter.
I up woman will naturally be interested.
I Vallencennes Shadow and in fact Ladies' UnderwearLADIES' Children's Shoes
I. BleachingRegular all the laces will be reduced to zero
Ginghams pric s. UNDERWEAR-In this de- Buster Brown-
36 in., that originally sold at partment we have an exceptional line '
"Resolved that going to
Largest stock in town I2j/2c will go for - - lOc of Silk and Embroidered Drop Skirts. we are
sell the little and girls
12Vic Gingham, this sale 9YaeI Regular 36 in Good grade for I lOc will EmbroideryEmbroideryEdge Also some that are made of cheaper shoes to that are not boys only CHEAPER tome but
I lOc Gingham, this sale - 8c go at this sale at - - 7V&C materials. These skirts must go regardless far better than anything they have
All Calico this sale - - Sc and Insertion and of price. ever had before."

All-Over will be handed over the sacrifice A little book it enclosed with these
Percales Domestic counter almost at the price you Gentlemen'sFurnishings shoes in which is given all the adven-

12Vic Percales, many patterns suggest. tures of Buster Brown and Tige.
-- lOc 36 in wide best grade. All will go .
- - - now
at - - 7V c per yd.
M Galatea Second quality, but good will go Ladies' NeckwearLadies' Men's Hats
for 7c
- - per yd.
' '' ,; .. This i ill the beat doth for children'srompers ,
Neckwear: Collars, Jabots and Shoes Stetson High Grade-
,': :- \\ ;;? and! play suits. Regular... 18c Etc-made of Lace. Pique .
; Embroidery. $6.00 Cow Boy, this sale $6.00
,,11...')" ., 13: i We will sell six .
. \ to go at - Ratine. Also some Bulgarian and Ladies' and 6.00 Cow Boy this sale ;; 4.50
cotton effects. 5.00 Special l Columbia 4.00
SilksCutSlashedSacrificed spools of or Children's Shoes 4.00 Small size, dress 3.25

with nota silk thread for 25c 3.50 grade this saleMen's 2.75
piece reserved 1 I Waists
$1.00 Messalme. this sale - 74c Men's SuitsMEN'S HatsHerald
.50 Silks this sale - 35c Embroidered and Lawn-some with
I See what
Big lot of $1.00 Silk as low as 69c, we Bulgarian collars. Sale price on these SUITS-We carry the best Brand-
and we lose on every yard. will range from 39c up to 248. grade of Ready Made Clothing for $3.00 grade now - $2.25
bave to offer in Men that we can find. These are made Also many others that we can sell

SoisetteAbout Misses Coats and I by Schloss Bros. Co., of Baltimore, to,you for a price that will simply surprise -
SkirtsRatine and have the distinction you.
won throughout -
ten bolts all of which have
been cut. Colon: Blue. Pink. Cream i Coat-Suits. 25 the whole United States of being
r and White All-of this is regular per Linen, Linene Pique and called the CLOTHES BEAUTIFUL. Silk Sox
25c. this sale 19c cent discount. Percale 2S';, discount on these. We are going to include some of thee
- - ,
SEE OUR WHITE GOODS-Dimi-. I Beauties in this Great Sacrifice Sale Holeproof guaranteed Silk Sox. 75c
ties Lawns. Batiste etc. 25% discount Hundreds and hundreds of yards of and sell you one suit as cheap as we grade - - - f 49e
could buy it by taking more than a hun- All 25c sellers will for
all. 19cMen's
\ on beaiitifully figured Curtain goods with HosieryIn dred at one time.Men's. .. go .
Tan or Cream background and figuredin
LawnsHundreds Brown and Green. 5 cents a yard this
department we are sure thatwe ShoesHanan
and up to 25 cents. Never before has Shirts
of yards of figured Lawns are offering/ something that cannot
will be sacrificed to you just as if they such an offer been made be duplicated. Ladies' Silk Holeproof ., --
$6.00 grade now - $4.50 $1.50 special, beautiful all
were not in season. Now is the timeto I '$1.00 grade now - - -7Sc patterns
J Florsheim to go at - - - $1.10
wear Lawns and NOW is.the time
,*' to BUY. !2/2c'! Lawns, both figuredand Baby Caps--This 5.00 grade now - 4.25 $1.00--Best dollar shirt in town for 75*
SPECIAL-We have lot of
a hosiery ,
Douglass -- 75c Shirts to at 40c
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striped to sell at - 9c yd. go '
per Sale 10 18 that sell for
-- we are going to 4.50
AIr IOc Lawns will go at 7c CENTS now - 3.75 ,
A PAIR. Also
are offering
,-C Do not miss this opportunity. and 49 cents. Theyare our 50c grade.of Ladies Hosiery 4.00 3.50 grade grade now now -- -- -- 3.25 2.75 Big lot of Men's

: Table Linen for - 39c 3.00 grade now - 2.25
'- of lace and embroidery Other Brands- Socks to go for 5
$1.00 grade - - 74c During this Sale we are going to 2.50 grade now - 1.90

J .55 grade - 40e give 12 dozen Shirt Buttons for 5 cents. l.50grade now - 1.20 1-cents a pair. ,._ .

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is the county seat mee are not surpassed by any town its I than almost anywhere In the whole ately surrounding Kigsimmoe is the ',r

KISSIMMEE county, is situatedon I size in the United States. It has a country, not averaging one a week, favored spot for the growing of vege 7'
I Mj ll and the county court seldom holds session tables. From 800 to 1,000 crates of l a
the north bank of Lake High School building thaUcost $25,000, y rrtl -A
I longer than three days at any tomatoes are produced on a single
Tohopekaliga, is on the main line of which thoroughly equipped with all
is term. .Both the town and county Is acre of land within two miles of this y
the Atlantic Coast Line Railway, and modern appliances for the instruction i absolutely free from the aale of intoxicating place, and $1,400 worth of celery hat '

is the terminus of the Florida Midland of pupils, and its principal and teach- I liquor of any kind, and the been known to be sold from one-half'

r Railway and the Sugar Belt Railway, era rank with the best. Pupils grad- I citizens generally do all in their acre, the soil in this section being pe-
,\ Ti power to uphold the law. culiarly adapted to the growing of
+ is 165 miles south from Jacksonville uated from the High School are ad- i
It is not surpassed by any sectionon that vegetable. Beans and peas are L
and 7I/ miles northeast from without examination -
Tampa. mitted to any college the globe for evenness of climate I unlimited, and from three to fire.erop .

it is on what is called the backbone of j so thorough is their!: 'i.i the thermometer seldom going above*'i -different-- vegetables- annually -.:

'the State, being t>5 feet above Ihe" Its curriculum consists orevery study' 92 in the summer or lower than 45 in grown on the same ground. M ;

sea level. It is connected by water necessary to equip a student for successfully I winter, and the nights are always More and better Irish Jfotatoea are t
cool to such extent that is produced the muck' land around '
I an one not on ,
with the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic' engaging in any walk of life y
comfortable unless sleeping under Kissimmee than anywhere else in the {. \
Ocean by a chain of lakes and and sciences and the
except the arts : I
cover. The even humidity in the at- South, seventy barrel. to the acre "
canals, and three 1 first-class steamers higher, professions. The building is mosphere prevents it being too oppressive being the usual crop. There is no va'I'

make weekly trips between this port owned 1 By the county and is known as for a person to work In the riety of, vegetable known that does ,J .4

and' points as far down as Lake Okee- the Osceola County High School, although -I t i sun during the hottest part of the not grow abundantly in this soil, and i i
//JILA ire f It is the of mountainor in this ,
.' chobee. It has population of about every neghborhood' hi .the day. equal -the vicinity being rapid "
county where there are a sufficient Northern seaside resorts as a summer ly taken up to be used for, trucking
and is at rapid
4200 growing
a very '
; number of children has a public I school iiir residence, and many' who have purposes.Kissimmee,
rate. Its streets and avenues are with!-a full corps of competent teach' ..-I spent sumrrterg in Kissimmee declareit Is In the midst of the or-

lined with massive live oaks"and covered ers. The enrollment of Osceola High i. "e r k k, s 1 r to be the coolest and moat delightful ange industry 'of Florida. Pineapples
I "tf place they ever visited. It l la almost bananasguavas/peaches, '
with Bermuda grass and I school" ]last year was 735 pupils r grapes k
entirely free from mosquitoes in fact every fruit grown in a tropical
Broadway, its principal business thoroughfare | Kiisimmee is well supplied with
churches there being a Methodist, ir and gnats. country is produced here with the ,u
has five each block] I
parks, a
Baptist Presbyterian, Christian, Cath- Without doubt it is the healthiest greatest success. 1a
long, in which are planted one hundred rKISSIMMEE'S town in the United States its annual But '
olu and Episcopal denomination. They u Kissimmee hasn't everything it }1
beautiful palms and covered with a nil have fine buildings and are largely I death rate being less than three to the deserves. It needs and has room for .

mat of Bermuda and St Augustine: attended. 1,000 inhabitants. Fevers, are almost and can offer extra inducements to ;. I

gra1--- The 1 private curds and lawns Th.I Masons and Knights of 1'vthias unknown and malaria'of any kind has factories to locate here, among whichcan (J
never )been known to be contracted in be named ;
are noted for then lieautvi .11 ic \flourishing: oiders and have, a furniture factory and .J
p'-silly) | 'the1 laiffcst membership) in Kissimmee but many persons come a tannery. The forests in this im- \ ;
Th"I i are j\c( miles of -.tiee-ls paved the Slate when the population of the to the town to Ret' the dread disease I mediate section contain millions of i

with vitrified brick and, t fifteen 'miles town i is 'onsidl'rl'd These two orders out of their system. The water supplyis feet of timber of the ,very character ,:;
furnished by a system of artesian I used the .
jointly own a magnificent three'story in manufacture of furniture
of cement sidewalk '1'he <.lt.tnc litfht, ,
wells, and chemists who have examined of '
link building, 'A-which they hold their every description, and the water v
and water plum* are municipally nettings The Woodmen of the World, it state that there is none purer to transportation makes it easy of access. ''f

owned and thei" is a complete system Odd Fellows and Junior Order of American be found anywhere, Hundreds of The saw palmetto, which is here in the '

of Milage throughout most of Mechanics also] have organizations persons annually come to Kissimmeein greatest abundance, as is also the s
search of health, as also! have the caipunters a every things most extensively -
the The assesHidalUe' of
city property Union. I have been materially and lastingly used' in the tanning of leather. ( :

IK a little less than two million I It would bp:.hard! to (tint! a town freer : benefited, until 'it has gained the The Board of Trade courts cor- -1.i''

dollars from! vice or ii came than I is Kissimmee. reputation of curing almost any di- respondence along these lines, and a j'' ,
The school advantages of Kissim- There I are fewer arrests: made here \ : MUNICIPAL ,OWNED LIGHT, AND WATER PLANT. cease man is heir t<* I I letter seeking' information will be \'.

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.. I their native depths. Gigantic catfish
WILL take mine ease in mine Inn." ltitt', -monsters of their kind-swim lazily
I So said rare old Ben Jonron, two II '"f. t D/rtv, back and forth, seemingly careless! of

1\ hundred or more years ago, and l\-.if. "',"L, ...tL'' .;J:, kl the on-looker, but the shyer trout and
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mankind has not yet gotten out of the ''' 1'.1,
". growing water weeds afford a safe retreat -
habit of taking its ease in its. inn. Bui! t
and the larger ones are seldom
the limes, and with them the manners I !seen, :Small:: bream abound in great

have changed. :N'o longer an 'numbers and furnish food for the M.

they modest, unpretentious, \ I building,! ., ,, great cats.
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containingfirst of all a sup <''"ni' :MNcrllaueouii i F8cl II.
where the ,rollicking'' ,ioy ti-umr l l..i.i.' .,. ) 'J 1 he Annex, three stories'' high and

of the town met to tipph-: -tr,
,. .' ::" '; :,.. ij J.-l l in U'lCi:'\ to accommodate the rapidly -
dice!I and exchange the la1<'.1 K"- 'II'i' "'
,. g, i" crowing, patronage.
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I and. his fi'llow-tru//.lers. would i In i "i "nmodern ",. "m-h, the milk and. cream used in the

'ho'slrli y nun h 10 tln-n .< tr' .tahhIHU'Llt.

I They cared trot, at all fur.-MM- luinisbings That Munagt-r" Porter dots "not forget -

I ; and upliolstn. a..." I .. v his commercial friends is shown
I li\ the fait of the reservation oftle
of t11"I.}, i :a bath, tlvt'.i..1 1 naosiaped -
i \\ I the I .ii'ioidng| |I" 'i i "if ,tin inturian. !- *' u-v. no matter how crowded with

Hut llvy wengomi f. ''lows.,., tourists the hcvusmay!' I be. .

one and all. HIM! -all, !:1"t"l , ''"'. Steam heat in the rooms and cor-

they bud ami ronu-nt, ivi-nt, i >,n" ationassures the comfort of the

the' gifatntOe- o'f In.",mill: ,,t\ aaalaaa asses a laaa a (..a u nu.. a u. o m? I., .una.o..r..ln .nom"uau.u. u. ,guests regardless of the cold waesIhat
The modem, h
ant to the mil of tin. -e\ent"i i 'htury ,. aIHl vx'vp down from the North.

and cad 'ti> -ny. out) ah.'' From the east front a charming\

iniprcivenn-nl( !. Thevi al.1' \ 1.rna tie obtained. Seated; on the-

11Il"1""I." ..\ : VIM'eaipit ,, "- < the fortunate guest look; out ovei theo

, I i'..1 youuiva'" :a .! .., l ., ,t.:1 I park with its I wealth ofub-

niln' .i.' mi' i ''. <"/a"* ' .1 t I. '. 'r i I trfipual" plants, farther on the hotel

.play. mipifs.ix, i lung.,, i . !1. ''M,,' L'.udingreen with vegetable growth,

not, ,,,h"\I'" 'i 'I' ,,,- ten III nud-umter.\ ( still farther at
iln- flint (if the ".MLI I on
(1- I H\\ ll'IIOTEI( '' : i: : ITIMNkS Hll.HMI. \ N<. II.OUIKX in.... II : ..
rOIlIIfal', h I ih" 'Oise\ rorr" 116i; J I of I the lake the beautiful leei-

nut niii' of ''III -' Altlu} nrliluais ,I iu'sly deut .f Mi.I Thuiman, emboweredin

,the I icpututi'in, 'if I I".r i!.g one .. .r .ah i \ It, tin. \Xiarliuvilei " \ ,ii ill ( .1 a\ i. i i I 1' il'H -l i ,ul I .' i ] pin'. ', t .11"i fI"w,', I I. lid down great' oaks, and beyond, the shimmering -

the best hotel1liitwein/ Jacksonville ,, d liming' the sea-i""n If tlvre i an anti tuuri-t/ t to "rr,--t\ and .re i">', t In gio< "II',0'' i 1 hi / <> i -iii'iMon" Iwo-ide.' HamUoos) waters of Lake Tohopekaliga,

and l Tampa, it does not court J popularity ,uny! kink in hotel manag'-meiit that fre-hment It lontam-' -omeventy 1-- 01 huc'ksteis' fat' us \t.!!,"-" \ 10 1 then featlvrs I foliage, banana with its fleets of motor boats, sailboats

through angarish' magnificence' I Mr. I'oitei 1 i.s not funlIIU"lth." they .rooms and sixteen bath ihom*. Each: Stietching clou, n from, the iaili, "" [ I,t with their giant leaves Spanish and,) liaiges, stretching away to .-

or gaudy display. Influenced liy the must' have been very carefully concealed room is )provided I with electric lights the lake\ is a spacious, well "" with their daggerlikefronds l the southwest till it is lost in the dim

careful attention paid to their comfort [ and have not yet come to light.His and telephone, and is a marvel in its and well atTended garden] 1 rreamy white clusters of bloom, distance.&

the excellence of its I service and patrons are his guests in every cleanliness and comfort. The wm-} a competent gardener from add l l to the general beauty Lemon, For the sportsman there is boating,

cuisine and the general "homey" ee1. :sense of the word and his constantcare I[ down are all screened in such a man supplies can be drawn a.s and grapefruit trees in full good shooting, and the finest of fish.1

ing prevailing, its transient patrons is to increase their comfort and I ner as not to interfere with the raising -I,, :Strawberries, fresh from the \ not lacking, nor are the pink ing, in addition to the milder sport .

t become its firm and steady friends, satisfaction. Nothing is left undone, II I of the windows, thus insuring English peas, string beans, green white oleanders, the crimson hi provided by the hotel.GRAYSTONE .
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II I from the attacks of annoying: j, dun delicacies come to the
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r by handling, and
Renovation.Each .
rI If I I cartage through the hot sun
f year, at the close of the sea
dust of the city streets. There
the house is thoroughly over
son, gone
vast difference between such
by the cleaners. Every room is treat-
I tables and those of the market or
antiseptically and fumigated, after ,
in both delicacy and flavor, a ,
which it is turned. over to the paintersand ;
which the patrons of the
decorators. The walls and ceilings
are not slow'to appreciate: I
are re-decorated, the paint and

varnish renewed until the- room The Graysone' naturally I y F?,
emerges from their hands practically Broadway. Originally intended"t'nll'I

a new room, bright: and fresh in its a bank building, but little space

tdlo.j ,tJi t appearance, I spick and I span in itsl I left between it and the street, t f
cleanli' ess. None of that dinginess every advantage has been '

I 1 and mustiness so disagreeable to the this limited space in the way of

I | lodger is ever found in the Graystone. tification,' and it i is! filled, but X11

I It i is! new every evening and fresh over-crowded with I shrubbery,

I every morning. The same careful attention uous among which are the

to detail prevails in the dining guavas the fruit! which makes

1 room. Snowy napery and polished most delicious jelly when ripe,

glassware combine with attentive and ornamental as well, with its :

. i GRAYSTONE_ DINING ROOM. i solicitous I service to make eating ah foliage surrouncng the reddish I ; BILLIARD: ROOM. __ I
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always returning to it with however small and trying,, it may appear i i dining room would be incomplete if most hotels-has two fronts, in (' and.l the curious and 1 beautiful i iI The value of such an i stitution a*

pleasure, bringing their friends I that will contribute to the end we omitted a reference to the source the usual hotel back yard with I <..tta. this as a factor in the gnfwth and advancement -

and their friends' friends. Once a desired. from which its supplies are largely sightly outlook is entirely la open space at one side, carpeted ':' of the city anl communitycan

hotel secures a reputation of this The Graystone Hotel is a fine imposing I derived. One of the chief grievances The Railroad Front, which is a thick, heavy green sward act t

character, it has a sort of_ endless<< I structure ?f concrete, three !''of which the Northern tourist complains I evidence to the passing .." tennis courts, clock golf hardly be estimated. The casual

chain of automatic advertising which stories in height, occupying with its 1: is, that in this garden of the veritably a thing of beauty. nthergames for the amusement passer-by on the train cannot help

brings it credit and patronage from I surroundings 'an entire block in the<< nation, where fresh vegetables are like in size and appearance, it delectation of the guests. Back but be attracted by its appearance,

many various quarters.The best location in the city, midway between I to be had the long year round, the credit alike to the hostelry and) this is the fish pond where numer- and at once seta it down as. one of the

Proprietor. the depot and l the business sec hotels feed him on canned goods. No town. Broad walks, lined denizens' of the water I seem as I places he wants to see. Once an Inmate -

(X'' Harry W. Thurman, the proprietor I tion. Its cool corridors, and wide such disappointment awaits the diner most beautiful of tropical and ( h at home a.s they could! be in !II of its hospitable quarters, he is

f4 of the, hotel, is a Philadelphian of II I loath to leave, and stays on and on,

wealth and influence ;that is when he I I until the climate with its sunshine and .

af" is not a Floridian-president of the '. ... . ........ .....;. ..."', 1' ,.... . .. .
-: him with
I salubrity
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Thurman Manufacturing Company oft .. ,1"I'.: ; busmess I \ > .. .. ',' .. ;t l,'" .,;, .. _
Philadelphia, a concern doing a
J' ':,.-' '" .. ; a permanent resident. There are
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in knit goods and novelties 'lJ ";. I I many instances of this kind. Someof
u amounting to over three hundred' .
'r, our best citizens came in just that
;; thousand dollars per year. lie originally -, II I II way. 'No better advertisement can be
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1 came to )Florida an invalid, ands hotel
I had than the existence of such a
traveled the state for nine I
over years,
I I as the Graystone.It .
seeking an ideal spot for a residence.I
I I I II goes almost without saying
.I I '1. I the hotel facilities of any community
ed as one place I i determine in great measure whet its
state where both winter and summer be. Thisis
rate of development will
conditions measured up to his require I proven by the extraordinary devel-
menta. With his residence here be- .
if not "
I opment of Kissimmee, almost,
t'1 gan his business activities. He purchased quite, coincident with the. establish- ,.
the lot on Broadway where the ,
ment of the Graystone Hotel.
Katz store now stands, and also the in
city with an obsolete equipment
lot diagonally opposite, as well as the
this line can ever nope to competewith
entire block bounded by Posseil and Enterprising
its more fortunate or more -
r Dakin avenues and extending from neighbors. Especially in

Broadway across the coast Line Rail- ,
the South, where the incomparable
way to.the lake shore, now the site of
trl. climate attracts such a multitude of
the hotel, its gardens and Mr. Thur- I
winter visitors, and where the desireto
man'a residence. It j j8 but fair to II
interest them to become permanent 4
that with Mr. Thurman's.advent II
state I I
the ho
i residents' is so strong, should
the real development and growth of
7 I telfacilities be above reproach.
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Kissimmee began.
s I too many communities they are repellent -
The Manager.The : rather than attractive, and
active management of the house such communities will always be found

r, ". 4, is in the hand of Mr. R. David Porter, bringing up the rear in advancementand

'". a hotel man of long experience, gained y progress. '

in thei>,,4lt resort,hotels of the North I Fortunate indeed is Kissimmee in I,..

)r I and East. For years proprietor of 4 ,. .. I the possession of such a- flrstclasshotel
'' !' Avalon Island a .. LAKESIDE; HOMfc I OF HARRY \ PROPRIETOR '
r; Hotel Avalon, 'on. THURMAN. GRAYSTOiNE HOTEL. as the Graystone. k
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Learnedthe. Lesson

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is a great atretch of .

THERE country in the Stateof The pholgraphs made especially for .r

North Dakota bordering

Montana that has enjoyed the dis-on this edition of the Valley Gazette i ,

tinction of being the world's greatest ,, +
I show the results. of tests on the Hun- t
primary wheat market for three years.

Some places have held that record for let lands in the Kissimmee; ; section. I I I .F M-} ;


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long a period, yet this area, about me ,; i
same size as the Kissimmee Prairie, - r '. '.." .. ,.' '. ':" '' ''" ... . .. 6.y + 66 *. . .. .. I

was condemned as absolutely as it 1"C' ,f" ''#J, ';. . ,' : ; .
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ties living in the State; from the head ,. .
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of the University or Agricultural Col-

lege to the chiefs of the transconti-

nental railway that ran through the '
district. -

Had the Hunter Land Company, who I, >
owned this area, listened to the pessimistic '

pin heads, who arc a detriment ,.
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to any country, or the local cattle "
-' 1 00 00 00 0 00 tOO 000 0 0 ooO+O> 00 HoO 000 ott
men, who were growing rich by : -. I,. ".'
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using, without taxes or rental, this k'J' .f" 'r.. ', '\" :, .. '" .
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would have looked /'i.j .
land probably
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Q11J" of. j'I I Cigars Encourage
the of .f'
however, has not been policy .ii ; ,.: \" t ,. ,/ ,. "

this company, and we have had the \ 1 <: : ...\ \ '.... :'; -' \, :
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satisfaction of dihcredittng two sets .r:. '
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_ The photographs shown in this advertisement RESPECTED Uncle Samuel t
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were all taken during the ( \ I it as Cigar Factory ,,,,,.

month of June, 1913, on the forty I 225, District of )Florida; No'1 : -

acres located in the center of the zens of Kissimmee know it as
beautiful Kissimmee Prairie. Many I !!!D
f. '\ Cigar factory; while a good many I : -

of the local settlers (then using the I I smokers scattered over a wide extent 1 ;k. "*

land free) said this land would pro- \ ,. of territory know it as the point of I r t .1 J

duce nothing That it was not even FIELD OF RHODES GRASS DEMONSTRATION FARM OF HUNTER LAND CO. origin of a mighty good brand of ; '

cigars. Else why should Boone have .r,
The United States Government I \
make to faraway
occasion to shipments +
{ : Weather Station located at our cen-
< Iowa and other remote points. r
: tral camp gives you reliable data as }14 S w 2I
He does not make a million cigars a ..
' conditions, and the Demonstration + "
r; day like Tampa with her twelve thousand a, j fr"
,(, ._ : ; Farm with its tests on hundreds jc'
workmen, but when it comes to a 4 Xll'W Z ye
of products should! appeal to + 4
any fairminded purchaser. .I matter: of quality. Tampa. has nothingon' : "

our Kissimmee<: manufacturer!
Some land companies construe their
Naturally the Valley Gazette t4i.
duties to' the public more narrowly,
sent a dryed out and season-1
and possibly you may be one of the .
ed old smoker to interview Mr. Boone. .,
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careless buyers, setting small stress "
The reporter had a sort of an idea
Il pon points that experience has provento The Original "OSCEOLA." ,
that he knew something about 'cigars ,\
most essential, but to this
us are '
and tobacco himself, having been a to his old love once more and remain"faithful
company the selection of a new homeis I
w 4- smoker for more years than he cares ever after. The wrapper of '.
M an important and serious affair'and to admit publiJ"y, and when he left the famous Osceola brand is of Havana / .
with it considerable -
carries. responsibility j I the factory he had more cigar lore seed leaf, grown under shadein

in his head than he ever thought of'be- Florida. Many people do not know .
If you prefer timber Lands we own i I R
fore. it, but Florida is Ta large grower, of
and offer the LARGEST AREA WITHIN 1 .
the finest grade of tobacco, Up 'In
Mr. Boone has had but two
in'' West Florida them are counties where
THE CITY OF .KISSIMMEE. I experience 'manufacturing cigars 1;'
I the growing of tobacco under shade .
Kissimmee, but back of that lies a
The lands
are as yet more re-
: ) I,,1s a large and extremely lucrative
r mote. long experience in..Key West and laterin
industry. Th product has a high reputation ,-
The booklets describing both TimbeJand Tampa, where he worked in large

: Prairie are free for the asking. factories. lie judges tobacco with the as being little if any. inferiorto
the best Cuban .
HUNTER LAND COMPANY skill of an expert, and showed us
Boone has
a good and steadily
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, and .. many samples of fillers and wrappers,

I FIELD OF FLORIDA CRANBERRIES ON DEMONSTRATION: FARM O F HUNTER LAND CO. Kissimmee, Florida. and discoursed so learnedly about them I growing trade, covering not only the i
State of Florida, but many NorthernStates' J,
... that we were 17 danger of becoming -
as well. He is indebted for a
hopelessly confused until he
extended -
a fair average forty. The great bulk "....... ... ,,:' ....'.. a box of smooth brown beauties part of this trade to the omnipresent
; being Huperjbr lands to this and this ,:-., "....".',, t -. ...,." "J ',','J "a.i't' .t ''I.1 -' ,,,, tourist. They come here, get to smok
'' : to us said "take one Then
tract has only had a small local ditch .., I". .t'.. .'...,.' .", >. to., ,"..": f'" ,,;. ingBoone's cigars, and like them so t
dug around a part of it for diainage "'''d. " :w [. r ( < 31 ',' tat +r M w ,4ri 5 all our cares and confusion quickly well that they take a box or two home
..- vanished, went in smoke it ,
that "': ., ,-I' up as were with them
We realize of course, everything .or send for them after
that is worth While is bound to I .". .r t.. ". .. and we understood, it all. I they reach home. It is to every man'sinwrest y

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stir some. adverse criticism, and'' Mr Boone keeps three men at work encourage home manufac-
turers, smoke Boone's cigars.
while the criticism Ss not prima facie I most of the time and turns out about ,,

evidence of worth, yet the lack of 3500 cigars a week. His main brands I j e

criticism is always proof of worth- are the Osceola, the Guarantee and

leHHnetH. the Capital, the leader being the Oi-

This has thousands of ceola. All are made .in both five and
\ .j acres of fertile farming lands for sale ten cent grades, and each brand has I

from Florida to Oregon, and from its friends and adherents. There are I
Texas to Alberta. We have none, fashions in cigars as well as in some

however, that we believe possesses other things,. and some peculiarities

greater potential qualities than the T1E.T: about smokers that are not generally

Kissimmee Prairie. Please remember, known. For instance, a man may f n.Next.time

we have no. POOR' LANDS to sell. smoke a certain brand for years, and .
I will think he i la
Naturally in several- hundred square you irrevocably t

f s to that one brand, when all of
miles of land, some tracts are better a smoke a GOOD cigar- 1

than others, but unless insisted upon sudden, without any apparent rhyme' smoke an Osceola.Its .

we will not permit you to purchasean or reason, he will apply for a diVorce, smooth, delicious flavor and .. i

inferior tract. .and take up with torn.other brand. superb aroma will make you' an enthusiastic .
friend of the Boone brand VI t:
Our TITLES have been perfected ,, For some inexplicable cause hie old of cigars/ r'1''kt

at great,expense. You therefore have I I favorite has become distasteful to'him ,Made of long leaf filler of cutoft., ...

no'worries from the standpoint of security. I and he- seeks a new friend It may the-ordlnary quality with one of flnMt '" ,

I THE FAMOUS DASHEEN, AS GROWS* ON THE DEMONSTRATION. FAUX- .OF TOE BUOT1CK. ; UtW>CXK be that irr rs..few Pronths k.wilt xeRtna wrappers6 cents each. "

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t little less than I here conspires to their health and
a .., r_, __ ._ '
SOMETHING -- -f---1-s ..::
n. breeding. Only few
a weeks
:! ago the people in .:It :, ago
adf there were two train loads of cattle
( this section decided thewould i :
I I shipped from this "county to Kansas, .
i live in a county all then own, and by tti I
i land! two weeks ago a car load went

I an act of (he legislature broke, away ;t, 4 ,I to Fanwood, N. J., and in both instances -
from Orange, yrevaril an
I counties, iiixi began business,. under the : the best lot of cattle they had ever

purchased I in the South.
'rt name of Osceola, in honor of that

t! noble chieftain, who in the days of But the raising of sheep and hogs

long ago ]led his band of Red Men to must t not be lost sight of when we tell

t Victory on a hundred I fields of battle of the stock industry. There are some

I The pimrijml cause for the creation forty thousand sheep in Osceola coun-

t ( -i.e i. ty, and not a case of foot disease
terntort' _
; among the lot, a disease that the West-
I (iluctne of almost any tropical or subtropical -
01 n man fears UH much as he does hog
f ] fruit vegetable, <> grown and _
.'holera Sheep here are clipped twice
contained/ several hundred/ thousandacres

of prairie land that furnisheda v : a year, and we are informed average
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f. a most admirable field for the grazing 1 ; about two pounds to the clip or four

,:, of stork. In fact it was n small king ; pounds a year. We will not attemptto

C dom in size, with every advantage, 4. r t "Ir r t' p kdI'i. -_ ILr"Y.d state the number of hogs in 'this
and time has that it
proved could not
f.. for ; x i f 4 county. The high pine land, the ham
only care its government in a R }/
) mocks and the swamps are l literally
manner, but grow to gigantic W A
proportions in population and pros- 4,1 alive with them, and the masts, the J

.' perity. acorns and the grass roots that are f ,

; The first oranges known to be here
in abundance make the best of
grown in Florida were found _
F,. on an + feed. Hog raising is a most profit-
island in Reedy creek bottom, some 4.l
_ 4 able business to engage in, as there .
twelve miles from Kissimmee, sup 1d

posed to have been planted there by ,.'- I ,._ is always a ready sale for pork at

the Indjans in ages long since _ : __ 1 I nine cents a pound.

.. ten, and the many magnificent fOrgot-I .

., now in this county demonst : .. _______________ - _1 t1' f 1 t r The people of Osceola county have

one thing that to them is paramountto
r ..., wisdom of the Indian in selecting this _
all others and for
which they never
locality the
t} ->" as moat favored of all '

'.;,," N. their hunting: fields for the cultivationof tire. of praising' and doing for, and

that delicious fruit. .!of which they are 'as jealous as a boyis
Osceola is a county of many parts of his sweetheart. That thing is Os-
and of manifold advantages and
op er} lettuce, eggplant: ] potatoes, tomatoes markets fed three thousand to his and will then plant it to Irish potatoes, awaiting the intelligent touch of man I ceola High School l, a picture of which
portunities.! Its citrus industry is not
beans, peas, cucumbers, in hogs, and today has fully two thousand which will yield him about tift)'' barrels to yield i forth in abundance anything IIi reproduced on this page. The fol-
surpassed by section of the state
any fact everything in the vegetable line left in his field.] From that same to the acre. What that g-title planted. lowing statistics regarding the schoolsof
and those who have made a thorough
e that can be grown anywhere on Cjod'b ground about September 1st he will man is doing any man can do. The Onreola county are furnished by
study of the question say that the Still another industry, and by no
footstool Such wonderful crops have cut twentj-fi-e or thirty ton- of had MM d! is here( by the thousands of acres Superintendent W. J. Sears:;
groves in this county pay greater div- been grown in Osceola county that a )meanthe least, is the raising o.f dairy

idends than those anywhere else "During) the school year closing
written story would tax the most 1 lion and stix K cattle We know the story :
the citrus belt. It is no uncommon .. June :ao, 1913, there was a total enrollment -
pst mind to l>elie\e, but theie are hun ha- ,mm" of a :Munihauseii flavor to I
occurrence for n here to of white pupils of 1287 and of
'iit grove yield lieds of reputable men who will vouch a OUR, II in t tinNoith.: who is used 1 to
'1"1'. $600 an acre annually, and in some "; i I negro pupils 204. In the Kissimmee
:or the fact that as much as :$1,100 eii i; oral}' a half dozen cows on a
instances much a I High School last there nine-
as as $800 has been year were
I las been made t liom one IKIC in egg farm i when w >' nay that in this! (county'
obtained for the fruit from a single there tejiehers employee!, including the n'u-
ilants, as much as $1 IGOO( in iderviSOU ..... ,..r. " aie, !probably, one hundred and.
acre of grapefruit or tangerines Citrus I sicteacher, and there was a total enrollment -
I ( in tomatoes) and $(talO in < ui uni fifty thouusand] head of cattle, that
fruits do best on high hammock i of 735, the school closing
d d tcr today arc. us sleek and fat as any I
::cT; land, and in this county there are rattle on In with <>39. It is impossible to give
reader any range America. The I
r thousands of acres of that character. And let us impiehs upon tile j you the number of pupils in the
pram/(' in the central] and southern
l The numerous lakes here afford ample nind that that amount was gathered , I grades, as, under the present systemof
pmtuni'-!' of tins county appear to hav ..
r protection against frost, and many ron one crop, and that alway' two I reporting the grades are not separ- ..
rrr -c'n especially enuled for the
'. grazingof
( of our groves were merely touched md sometimes three or more irons ; '! : I uteri, but 1 am informed by the State
cattle, the
as there
at-- r by the big freeze?of 1895, that wrought 1] ire grown on the same piece of ground 4!:( .... giowmgare Superintendent that this will be included -
I ctireedogly: nutritious, and thenum..rou.
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such havoc to the citrus industry in luring the same year A gentleman ... in the future final reports.
.ri' 0\ l .. lakes,. and streams furnish
Florida. living only two miles from Kissimmeethis '
i .11. abundant water for drinking There "On account of the increased enrollment -

Another important industry in Os- season planted l fifteen acres . ..., f: is probably] ] less loss by death of cat the School Board has foundit
oeola is that of in watermelons, and shipped six car -" .
grow- tl.I in Osceola] county than anywhere necessary to arrange for two ad-
ing. Florida being the winter gardenof loads, sold four thousand on the local LOWING( ARTESIAN WELL AT KISSIMMEE. ditional
else in this country, IUI everything teachers for the ensuing term. ,
the United States, it is but natural
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acter of soil best adapted ,to the growing ;.:< Cloud school was 234 with 7 teachers,

x of those delicacies so sought after and next year the- School Board has

.. arranged for an additional teacher."It .
:, by people in the North. There are
two characters of soil that are especially is impossible to give you accurately 1

i adapted to the successful cul- the total amount expendedfor i ,

%. tivation. of vegetables-muck and school purposes and current expenses

muck and prairie-both of which are for the -last year, but I think\ ,

here in large bodies. from figures before me/that same will .

a It is but a few years ago that the be from forty to forty-five thousand .

people in the North and West became dollars.

l aware of the wonders of this sectionin "On
account,of the large enrollmentof
that line, but nowthat the story 1
the Kissimmee High School No 1 i .
has become known, \hundreds of acres
:. + the School Board, as know found 'sIt
;! are ...maaIl1 added to the list of trucking you ,

,,\'.. t, field that a few year. ago knew necessary to buy additional property .
" and next year three classes will be
: t naught! but a vast silence broken only '
taught in the new .* *
, by the low of cattle and the crack of

, 4i the portsman's rifle. Today on every i "I will also state that the minimum
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t; ; B U S INE S S Important The W. B. Makinson Factor Company in the '

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THE . Steel Company, and known
which the W. B. Makin- i as the
j . ," ,. '. "Pittsburg Perfect" fence.
eon Company has depended in I j!
There are two reasons for the
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achieving its really remarkable record ... ..1e '' plaritjTbT the Pittsburg Perfect fence

I as one of the foremost concerns of its 1 : {WY One is the greater toughness, resiliency .
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kind in this section of the state, have t < strength and durability of the :

dealing 1- wire, it being manufactured by the I Iop'n
I . been,, careful management, sciiaie| I '
system instead of the
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.. genuine i iI 'i "re"v Vs! '- F s4' .' : a *Yw yr +' F Bessemer system, by which most wire ;I
I It means molt to the general comnieiclal ' 'V: " ' "' ., ,' I is lIIaI'. The Bessemer system is a :

( ;. pieMige, of aiy',, place" to 'be'j t'. '., :- ... '-1 : much quicker process but the time, it II
I the hOIIl.r a l.u. >II"I"u." .,' whichhandles "ii' .oI at the expense of Duality.
1 The second reason for the popularity
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iia of the Pittshurg Perfect fence is
liusmcss, .- does \the" jil.oxe. company r -
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I ranking at the. same lime as ;a real J---- i 'm-s, wiics., Tins process piacticallymakes .

model in it-\ nlt'lhoe"f) operation( the twoues one piece They

IM-, tint mi-iely. soldered! logethci., but.lie
The I olijeit' of 1 the\ 111 ill, us stated in '
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their letter. I'ad"a, the dealing ". .
o tr 1 4t I l'heIMTOIIU- one' wirelllnl it J'j itnposible .

:' hardwiiie: and only a glance i) 1 In .separate" the weld. Toni

is needed at Ih'II'II\I..(' crowded, .10..ef iin.I \tons of the, I'lttfcburg Perfect fence.

f t .:1111. :"IX\ ; and :"OX Itioadway to see tat are sold by the Makinson Company

( rei, y season.I .
i bow well that 1 object lias been accomplished t
I or the spurts/nan the Companylimes
It would indeed be ,difficult
I > a full line of lire arms of veryiption.

to specify any particular} thing in the | .j.-,.., of the best. makes
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I' hardware 1111". that would not be found i irepiesented ing' the Winchester 1U'IUdV']

on their shelves or n. then others.! For those who seek

: warehoues.Their ( __ sport on the' waters there is fishingtackle
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iI I __ III great profusion and variety.
I store at :WK!() Broadway
main I The automobile has come to he snecessity

4 40 by 144 In size with cement floor, '| L of modern life. and the up-
I is crammed from entrance, to exit with to-date hardware store must be prepared .

r the best goods from the best manu- to supply its customers with
( these as well us wire and nails. The
facturers in the country Adjoining |
Companyare sole] agents
this is a store 35 by 144 devoted to an j j THE W. B. MAKINSON STORE, UPPEJt lWADWAwln ESPLANADE: l IX: THE: FOREGROt'ND.belting = for Onceorfc county for the Reo the

:L'" "., ; exhibit of stoves and ranges, wood, -- - Fifth car, manufactured at Lansing,
I' Still- 1 and packing all figure in its manufacturing equipment are sanitary and' satisfactory floor finishon unfencod) tracts into small farms de- Michigan. This Is
t; ;' < oil and gasoline. another store car put out aa the
t.". ,:, '.,3..: .shows crockery and glassware.' Above 'equipment. trated upon the production of concen-I the market. (nands fencing and plenty of it, too.. result and climax of twenty-five yean
In 'the the
I old enclosures
are-commodious storage rooms where Builders' supplies of all kinds, sash, quality tire. They make ? n In 'roofing materials they have the days' of successful car building. In all es. ,
about the cabin could be sufficientlyf"fU..d j
wanted doors and'blinds of the best manufacture grade tiers to he, sold, at a low: !price, .:Xepotiset Prostate roofing and siding, j sentials it strikes the limit. From beginning
articles not
1 and with
package goods palings split fron.1the. to end) it is built under laboratory

I for immediate ,Sale are kept. (On the j holder hardware are listed by :i but consider that every custc\ mfr I is made, I'l ': the, I", \\'. liir.l & Son Comp pill' timbei that was (-\ (ci, yw here so I supervision: Every part of the

Coast Une tracks they have a warehouse this Ii rrn. A recent, advertisement of ntitleiJ, to the best, that can be !produced ..n\ 1 Ka-t: VValpole, :Mas.j a well .iilmnilanl. or with the. staked, and car, i.s thoroughly inspected and test

; :HI\ ) by ill( feet tilled with "a"h,1, 'theirs I iso, good thut we reproduce it for the niOIic The i result. ,i.s r.i, 'J\\ -tanilnxl aitnle, ; anil also th" t iideted, v.ofm I lai) fence' of the early ed. :Nothing' i is left to chance. Selling

and here "We can supply you with near ; e\eiy time a satlMu'd, purchaser. The .Ihc-|II. ( .."tury.h'"JI\ ,',, lire proof, "elllei The twentieth "century, howi'ei expenses and profits have bees
'. doors, builders' supplies generally I j demands, a better fence than that.
.4 the floor\ I ly any kind of materials to build, same firm manufacture th; Michelinred ( aid guaranteed to. last 100') yeais.vsijiih cut to a minimum and dividend are
heavy goods. Altogether II ,imist\ \In hog tight. horse-high, and paid through .
apace which they use and Ol"'UPfoots I your house-from the nails that hold inner tubes, which ure often imitated .: t is ; long. "r than most of Iou II.->t I OIlJ. unit nothing has been !, these ways the selling price production.In !I i.s made

I 'it together to the colors that paint it ,color l hut i I. \\iii i red. of that rhaiacter found I to
up to over 15,000 square feet. In the Imlltt..r i ; in ate net er surpassed'; co\eiitigs : equal' wire to meet I the re- \ery" low while the quality is fully

of housing they.have nothing !from the rugs to !put on the floor to in quality.In I i'M' inc'iil,, s I 101, a lime" liaideilM, ro II 1 maintained.The .

fear j the furniture to put in it; from the ( nllnni..! i \\agons' aic goodva u.i n u-i"l., hut their wale serious' oli- success of the company, or of
ask for and ;
to nothing as th'yown
paints and varnishes Ih.- W. 15Makinson
leitions I t.that, form of fenci4.. Stock ,
kitchen to the parlor; from the mat 0"". iud tinMakinson: : (Company onle any business in almost entirely dependent -
the buildings they occupy.In |I : 'ompany carry such lines vas liable' to injury from getting tanVled | its and
the front door to the zinc under therange" them the! upon management
at I by t 'all"ad. having facilities, .
addition' to their, Kissimmee plant i i a.s the, (Hidden; Company's of (tlevlI up III the wiles, audit" was gradually I there can be no doubt that the wonderful -
V .n heir big'an.houe for, th" storageof the
they have a fine store at St. Cloud, devoted I land, Ohio, including their Jap-alac, siipciscdi'd by woven wife | l success of the W. B. Makmson
j : and
quantity nearly as main fence
B. & S. wall hoard, designed! ( to take made in different heights to '1 Company has!) been achieved through
to the general made in 21 different colors; and natural of the
same purpose I Weber wagons, which .share suit' the' wishes of the I 1 '
the of lath and for walls purchaser.'Iheie the careful supervision and far-sight-
and doing a thriving! and rapidly growing [ place plaster ; and the varnishes of the Valentine popularity in Florida! with the Colum are" many, different' mumifart'ucis ed( business
and ceilings I is one of their specialties.The "Ih.lIIth\ of the | judgment of the man
are Internal
hUHin ss. I I (Company of New York, among t making many different" varie- I whose name constitutes the title of

The firm does wholesale as well celebrated Yale locks, manufac- which is the much-advertised Valspar, :onul IIar\ester Company. tics and qualities of fence AlUdoubtles.s ] I the

as a retail business, covering the wholeof \ tured by the Yale & Ttfwne Manufacturing : I guaranteed root to turn white, chip .Fencing I is ,coining more and more have: their valuable features andevcclliii'c'i's i j i Makonson, although born in
I to be an important! consideration; with '. hub, none has been
Osci'ola and of the Company of New York are 1 Maryland has been 1n Florida for 27
part neighboring j nor (crack in short, to be th,' must the farmer 1'h' of
large made
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up I is a better all round fence I
counties. One man is kept ou the ;j sold by this company. No better locks i I --.. - --- __ years long enough to pass for a na-
ti ve. Before the hardware
rt' road most of the time soliciting trade. I are made anywhere than these. t f entering
i business! he was engaged in the orange
From six to ten employes are. kept I They handle the National, Florence 'packing and shipping business, and -*,

busy attending the wants of cu"tomer,1 Automatic oil stoves aid the Boss, also in the shipping of fish sendin*

i j and handling the trad. I ovens marie at Gardner(; MaThe, / many tons to Northern markets. He

was successful in both vocations, but,
As previously stated it would be
t Florence is a wickless, valveless, blue]

.f hard to mention'any line in which they I flame oilstove, that gives universal I the hardware business possessed superior -<
i I attractions for him, and he
l' do not excel.! In the current language +, satisfaction.In, .
eventually devoted his entire attentionto

t of the day, "Trey are .there with the wood stoves their line is full of that. His extraordinary success

I goods." From nails to automobiles I II F proves that be made no mistake melecting
the most desirable
patterns amongwhich ,,
I they are fixed to meet every possible i h ; i ( it as his life work. Never
we mention the (O. K.
requirement. In important : u politician, he has served the city
many Stove & Range Company's makes of r pjj 4 with credit tin the council. His reputation -
\ lines they are the exclusive agents for it I Ie
.. I Louisville Ky., known as the Mysti as a good citizen and prominent'
this territory. This is true of the I .. business extends(
and the Jewel. They also J have thl'rinresa If11 man of Kissimmee
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Fairbanks Morse & Company's goods / w rl e C U. + + PI I.-1 "t far and wide.
; ( l Range, from the Allen Manufacturing ,
of world-wide fame and of which the We have attempted to mention buta
Company of.Nashville, few .
firm carries full line. No of the numerous lines handled
a matter 1 1I
Tenn. by this Did
what your desires may be, an engine For the farmer they have a variety j space permit we might company.go on indefi-

for your launch, an irrigating plant :) nitely and
i of agricultural! implements, promi filling this whole edition

for your' grove or an electric plant I nent among, which are the Planet Jr then some. In short, the W. B. Makinson -

for residence this Company stands of too
your or city com- line of hand plows and cultivators. as one
pany i in prepared to install it without : foremost enterprises of its kind in
automobilist will find here
a I South
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and section -
serves a large
A delay and guarantee satisfaction. I, I complete line of automobile +'
repair I'I of territory both in its wholesaleand

has recently installed* electric lighting and accessories. He will also find thE, I, retail departments. It has established

, plants in Dundee, Davenport f and Nar- Michelin tires, famous the' world ovei.1 i 1 ., itself as headquarters for every-

I'' coojsee. for their quality, durability and econ., .1I I thing in the hardware line, and! by
)1 I II its policy of square dealing and integ-
r Steam, gasoline and kerosene engines In fact this I
omy. makes,
1 company rity has gained a firm hold on a choice
, ,; . I I pumps of all kinds, pipe and but one grade of tires, and that the class of trade. It is a credit to Kis-

, .'!! / ,: D fittings. windmills, tank and' towers beet. The whole resources of their: I BUILDING"OF, KISSIMMEE; SUPP EY COMPANY. yo simmee and Osceola, county and a

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Everything for the House the Motto of the Kissimfnee Furniture .- '

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only complete and exclusive: firm effects a considerable saving in . of Nashville, Tennessee, furnishes the i I many different manufacturer Oaks, f

THE house in Kissimmee, I freight rates, which is passed on to complete line of stoves. and ranges I walnut; mahogany and birch enter Into 1

its customers. sold by this firm. Their reputationis the make-up of different articles

or for that matter. in Osceola ;' One of the most sinking things to JM1 \\'J ':<" '. """. .-. ... --.. .- ..1.::.-. .'j -.- -" \ sufficient backing for their product.' with beautiful and artistic results.A .
county, is that of the Kissimmee Furniture meet the eye of the customer as he ; I'' '3f! \' . \ ,, ,' :- Oil stoves come from the National Oil full line of. trunks bags and

Company, located in the Makin- enters the store is the display of rugs. I I t,_ -'.... .. ." Yr I Stove Company of Lorain, O They satchels from the noted house ofIleadly J

bon Block on the upper end of Broadway True to its policy of up-to-dateness .r are a household necessity in hot : & Farmer is carried. Business -

The handsome red pressed : in every particular, the managementhas weather For the musically inclined'the is done on both the cash and Installment -

of with secured! a Moncrief Rug Rack, Standard Graphophone Companyof plans, as the customer may
brick front the building, its
from the Moncrief Manufacturing Chicago, provide an excellent in- prefer Quite large wholesale busi-
white facings is tout an Index of the stiument done with towns
Company of Central Falls, Rhode Is ness is neighboring

beauties that may be found within its i land. This device consists of a seriesof In beds, springs and mattresses within a qiulius/ of fifty miles.

walls. It is a genuine pleasure to long arms/ hinged to a post near I their line is without compare. We It is not In household furniture alone

visit such a well appointed and splen- the ceiling. Two rugs are suspendedfull I I 'doubt if any metropolitan store carries that this firm excels. In office furnij d

.. systematized establishment length from each 'arm, and they ) 'a finer and more elegant line of brass, ture they are prepared to equip any

didly are shown by revolving the arms, asl l nameled and,wood beds than this firm. office with a full complement of desks, t

Artistic handling of interior depart- a door IM opened or closed, thus bringing Artistic and beautiful to the last degree chairs, cabinets, etc. 1

ments, a feature much neglected in any particular rug into full viewof I they reflect credit not only upon The owner and manager of the busi-

any but the largest; metropolitan the eustomer A fine assortmentof the! manufacturers, the Simmons Man- ness, Mr J. Emory Rush, is a furni-

store-H, is the key note of the fine impression rugs is shown, from the plain Crexto ufacturing Company, of Kenosha, ture man of long experience. For five

one receives, while the wholeis the finer Brussels, Tapestries, Wil "'' Wis... but also upon the enterprisingfirm years he trav'eled out of Baltimore forth

that brings them within reach of (' Associated Lines, acquiring Intimate
backed up by an air of general bus- tons and AxrninfcterH an -

Hies* efficiency and the "snap and go""f The White sewing machine, the I) the people. The firm is also exclusive I knowledge of every branch of
agents for the famous :Sturgis Baby the business. He came to Florida and
modern method king of !<(sewing machines, made by the I t ,
The stock I occupies the .(entire lower White Sewing; Machine Company of Carriages and the Stearns and Foster for a time made his headquarters at
mattress' made in Cincinnati i, Ohio I Daytona For the past one and a t
floor a1- well as a spacious) balcony, of ( )('eland/ Ohio, is handled by this

the Jf>(00( squat feet of floor spare on f him and( found a [gY pod seller. For the f ''As a satisfactory complement to the I half years he has been a resident of t tKissimmee.

the giound'floor. and over. 4riOO square bovs, and men too, there is the Iver beds and mattresses, they offer the j Coming here as manager -

fet on I the !second floor of the building, Johnson) Bicycle, than which there is Rex Springs, famous product of the'j'I he gradually acquired an interestin

giving it not less than 7,000 feet of In" }better made. r _i__ Fort Pitt Companj If one-third of I I the firm and lust September became

floor space This! large area is filled In refrigerators the firm handles the human lift'( is passed in 1 bed, as !some fo-h." owner His rise in the furniture

with the) \ erlatest< (citations. of the I 1 f Opiihti,,, and, its! kindred styles, the prod KIstiINI 1ii F ()iZNITNy, L CU.I wise guy: tells us., then onecould not I business has been rapid but "There's

must noted! manufacturers of tin furniture i uct of the famous McKee Refrigerator I ye do better than purctidsc his sleeping I I u J'NI'UIL" Live, wide-awake, liberal .
( outfit from the Kissimmee luimture i and pr-pi-ogiessivo management of any
"'u 1'1 d. \\hetlui the desire of i ( oinpunv of Philadelphia Every
'Ih (ompany, and assure himself of ( business will always] bring its reward,
f"l'"iII made by this
the' bn\ei IM to a to/v cottage M" .rn'III"r) i company r
, (ii an impo'IIIK and staulv' mansion has ilnuMo! walls, with an air space be ri foit.ib'e1! and even luxurious! rest! 'om-I 1 and :Mr Rush is only getting his due

. the, stoiks of establishment, will l\<.iii.. The I walls, are protected withbanfelt pleasant!, diearns Capps Indian blunket : in the' misused" trade that such manage -

and have a wide reputation and can I mint bungs to his house. Naturally -
IK') found entirely' adoguale to meetthe waterproof paper guar
demand.l Attractive exhibits aie teeing absolute insulation A complete be found in Kissimmee at the store i he i iv an enthusiastic booster for

made of both fine. and l medium grades system of an'-flues gives air eirulation of the Kissimmee Furniture ('ompany.Porch KisMmmee! lie owns a fine home on

of parlor and bedioom suites, couches, ( throughout the interior, keeping "shades, the Chas. Hieneman Westlabbette: street, where he also

brass. enameled and wooden l beds, chiffoniers t the* contents sweet and clean at window shades, easy chairs and rockers I has five acres of good land, giving him

sideboards, china closets, lall times' Removable drip-pipe, patent of all descriptions, hammocks and ample opportunity to indulge his taste
and self castors and I swings help to make up a list bewildering Cor rural life in his moments of relax-
wardrobes, hall racks, dining library svphons, -retaining
I 1 in its variety and profusion From ation from the strenuous
tables l hairs mattresses, bedsprings heavy brass hardware are features of more requirements -
I Haywood Bros and Wakefield of Bal- of business life. He
rugs, druggets and mattings, all refrigerators put out by this firm. has
the of refrigerator timore,_ come their easy chairs and been remarkably successful in the
stoves both wood and oil, refrigerators, The Opalite is acme
kitchen cabinets and tables, porch fur- luxury. It is lined with sheets of swings In general household furni- culture of fruits and flowers, and can

milk-white absolutely ture such as dressers, couches, ward- give some astonishing examples of
J'iit.ure and swings, and the thousand heavy glass, as KISSIMMEE FURNITURE COMP\XY.
tind one other things that go to makeup non-absorbent and sanitary as plate robes, bureaus, etc., the firm does not growth produced by the fertile soil .

the equipment of the modem home. glass itself. confine itself to any one maker, but and stimulating sunshine of the Southland
selects the best from the of I
Buying as it does in car lots, the The Allen Manufacturing Company output

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I I bonated and capped Only the purest thing that can be made in cement for j }
ITS CLASS of artesian water is used in the opera- human use is seen on every side. His "

tions of the concern. The city tradeis paving blocks, made in various colon

I supplied by wagon, while the out and sizes and of extra thickness
The Bottling Works are located in a B. DICKERSON: SHOWS WHAT CAN BE DONE BY SKILL AND when'o..
That the Position Occupied! By the I I of town trade is supplied by freightand properly laid will make a walk not (
WorkAlrVa- corrugated iron building on Ruby I'IIDUSTRY-IUS: STONE PLANT A CREDIT TO ANY CITY.
KiHBimmee Bottling express The beverage is pur- only handsome in appearance, but
rieties of Soft Drinks Turned! Out. Avenue just below Broadway, and area chased from the home factory in At- everlasting as the eternal hills. The

scene of busy activity. An electric lanta,in barrel lots and comes to Mr. Twentieth Century will be population has its artificial stone columns and lattice work are design

nation on earth has .its motor furnishes the power to run the Prather by freight. A full line of the THE to the historian) of the works. Kissimmee I is no exceptionto ed for porches and admirably'adapted -'
in the bus
EVERY national drink, different machines required
as a popular "soft drinks" are also bottledat future as the Age of Cement. the general rule, and possesses at to that use. They are highly ornamental '
two Crown
beer the iness. are
likes his Among
I German the house, such as lemon, peach, the corner of Broadway and the ,.Midland as well as useful. In red,
his ale or' the Bottling Machines from the Crown The race has had its Stone Age, its "
Englishman porter,
strawberry and other flavors. Only ( i Railway a first-class plant of ] pressed and white brick he is an expert -
Frenchman 'his wines, the Russian his I Cork and Seal Company of Baltimore, Bronze Age, and its Age of Iron and
the very best extracts that money and this character, operated by Mr. B. and specimens! of his skill maybe y
vodka, the Mexican his pulque, and Md., and a Twentieth Century Bottle science can provide are used in these, Steel, but today Cement is one of the Dickerson.Mr. seen In the Hub Fleming building,
Each Washer which takes care of all returned -
to the end of the chapter. ,
so on i together with pure granulated sugar great factors in human advancement. Dickerson is a Michigan man and also in the Makinson block of this

I has his choice. The enormous consumption bottles. and artesian water of crystal purity.Mr. The sky-scrapers of our big cities, gigantic I who has been in Florida for the past city. He is a manufacturer of cementtile
1 of Coca Cola during the past Modern sanitary arrangements are
Prather is a native of western four years, and has already made his for drainage purposes, and keepsa
the works and combinations of steel
[few would almost justify the in force. throughout and ce-
years South Carolina, has been in Florida mark here. He is an enthusiastic large stock constantly on hand of j
[assertion that it is the American na- cleanliness! and expedition seem to be ment, over-topping the ancient Pyra-
some eight or nine years, and pro- believer in the climatic and industrial I various sizes. In the three and one-
|tional beverage. the watchwords governing the opera- prietor of the bottling works mids and housing in comfort the pop- advantages of Florida in general, and half years that he has been in the
This necessity-for it has tion of the business. The capacityof fOr'I
about four years. During this ulation of a goodly city are the of Kissimmee in particular. As a bbsinees of manufacturing artificial
such-is to thirsty Kis- the plant is about 500 dozen daily.
come is done he installed many improvements, wonders of the modern world. Its I I'proof of his confidence in the city's stone he has acquired a skill and ex-
immeeites through the medium of the Practically all of the work
all designed to make for the increasedsatisfaction uses are manifold, from building a future he has erected a fine cement perience that enables him to turn out
Cissimmee Bottling Works, of which automatically, the employees being
needed to direct the machines.The of his customers No I railroad over the sea 'to laying ofpavement !i building on his lot, which he rents for promptly anything that may be needed '
G. II. Prather is proprietor, and
r. are spared to give the highest' beneath feet. In I in that line, and to
taken with the pains our a : store purposes. With cement walls, guarantee satisfaction
Has been for the past four years. It, greatest care is value in the line of soft drinks I 'I I .
possible thousand
of all bottles ways it serves the uses asbestos roof and steel ceilings, it is "
and cleaning -
without that he has a sterilizing
roes saying that the market affords today. I the of mankind. boast other things he full'r
bottle necessities And now his: proud that the building is Among keeps a
Kissim- before they are refilled. Every -
trade. Not only in I
hriving solution of caustic In character of equipment, in theI comes Edison with his scheme to con- absolutely fire proof. It is also an line of building supplies conatantly on ,
in a
but the whole of Osceola county, ,
nee, all and neatness and cleanliness BO essential struct houses with all their equipments j ornament to the .city hand, and can meet promptly and adequately
well part of Orange and Polk soda to destroy germs '
rs as a this bath to to purity, and in the deliciousness and even to the furniture, of cement Mr. Dickerson is truly an artist in any demand for lime, plaster ;
unties to Mr. Prather for their matter; from they pass '
come Beginning in 1909 with aale the brushing machine and thoroughly richness of flavor of its products, the I making them cheaper than stone. ,His yard, 75 by 150 feet in"I brick, lath or shinglet. '

pplies. Mr. Prather brushed inside and out. They are Kissimmee Bottling .Works stands supreme I wood, fire proof and as lasting as size, is crowded with specimens of His establishment is a brilliant example '
of about 500 gallons, I .
rinsed in cold water and time itself. So necessary and universal I his skill and handiwork. Ornamental ] of what can be accomplished /
increased his trade until in 1912 then pure I .
is reached the sum of over 1200 gal- drained dry before going to the filling Mr. Prather is an active member of i i are its applications and so simpleits I columns of various {designs, latU\ <*'e by skill and untiring industry in a :'

ns. machines, where, they. are filled, car- the City Council. I I'C. manufacture, that every: center of work, paving blocks aVd in fact every-.I comparatively! short .space. .-of time. sw 1(M


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I \X/ Kiasimmec Valley Gazette, DESCRIPTION of the business which the Valley Gazette is printed. was only eight pages in size, four of ; cod upwards of seven thousand dol.j TilE of S. J. Triplett is the we!. k

was born in South Carolina, A life of KisKimmce and the :, A short biography of W. B. Harris, I which were "patent;" it was printedin : lara. The type ii set on a Model l No. and growth of Kissimmee !

I but early came to the conclusion that wonderful !growth this sectionhas I the owner, and S. J. Triplctt, the editor a wooden building, the type beingset ''H three-deck Mergenthaler machine; I For that he labors day and night, in 11

Florida was the one section in all this | attained dijring/ the past four is found on this page, but of the I by hand. It had but few subscribers its circulation has increased five-fold, season and out of season. To that
I'broad: land where youth and enterprise I and its advertising more than doubled. end, hIS best energies( are devoted and I
years would "lie incomplete withoutu Valley Gazette we will say that it outside of Florida, and received but
t would find its legitimate reward, and It circulates in every state in theiUnion his most careful' consideration li-
V.c Florida he bent his footsteps some I' brief story of the men who "mad has grown with this city and county. i little for its advertising! space. Todayit I and in tn foreign countries, I given.A( .

two decades ago. He engaged in different ,j I I II 1 the paper thirty-made the city," coupledwith I Four years ago it had considerablyless I is published in a modern, up-to- i and is generally regarded as the foremost born Floridian, his travels would

I industries in various parts of i I'. a picture of the handsome home than one thousand !subscribers, ] date two-story brick, all its own, that county paper in the South I justify the title of world-citizen, for0 l;.
the state, and for a short time was in there' are few sections of the national .
the mercantile business in Kissimmee -' -- ------ --.-- --- (I domain between' the Canada line and .

!I and other places. I I I the :Mexican border where he has not

Finally he became proprietor cf the | Ii i i I set his foot. Travel broadens the
f Valley Gazette, at that time in the S !)' mind and the printing office Is one of
t semi-moribund condition incidental to the host schools. Triplett early learned .

: many country newspapers. He at y I the "art preservative of all arts,"

< once decided that that waa not the ahd followed it in some of the best offices ,.

f kind of paper he wanted to. run, nor in \the West and North, acquiringthat

I was it the kind of sheet that would bea breadth of mind and strength of .1

credit to the town that) Kissimmeewas character which are his distinguishingfeatures. :'

bound to become, and he at once S .

t. Bet about the task of improvement. About five years ago, attracted, byKis.simmee's
f' HU success in i this self-appointed taskis 1 reputation as a healthy

good evidence that Dame Nature spot, he came here in search of that
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I( cut him out for a newspaper man, and object so generally desired of all mane

i!, did not then, as she sometimes does, i II 1 kind-health-and found it. Prom

spoil her product in the making. that date he enrolled himself as any

A good part of his success is due to I! I enthusiastic Kissimmeeite, and ben'l;
I' the good judgment shown in the selec- 'I I all his resistless energy to the task of
tion of subordinates to assist him onl I II up-building his adopted home. Naturally
I the the esprit du corps with
b _. paperhand managed to inspire those w-*_+1 .. 9.i. with his knowledge of and love
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assistants. When every employe from j _ U '" for the editorial profession, he soon
r editor down to office boy feels that i became connected with the Valley
he is in some degree responsible for | Jazette. At that time it was a fair
the appearance of the paper, then J
good service will be had and the out- sample of the average country weekly
put will be satisfactory. I in a small town, with patent insides, .
a. The present prosperity of the Gazette I Ismall( circulation, and little influence
as evidenced in its fine building .at home and none abroad.It .
: A' and first class equipment i (described I
j' ;//t, .... :; elsewhere in this issue) abundantly quickly. became apparent that
,! ,,::1.i! il1 testifies to the realization by Mr. ;i there was a new hand at the helm
r\\:b'I : W'\,'.' ris.of his ideal x>f what a good kept I' S ; the wobbly craft steadied herself and
.4, ; paper should be. It has hot only struck out in a regular and definite
with the growth of tire communIty -
pace, but it has in most : ,- ::1-_ iir.yyk course, the patent insides dropped out
spired and led that growth. Under to be replaced by live and virile ar-

Mr. Harris' able and liberal manage- ..j.:" | tides on the needs of the town, and
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ment it will continue to be leader "
of public sentiment, and eventually : +' 4. iwklr. r n 1VW (} :l'f 'the' paper rapidly gained in circulation -

when Kissimmee numbers its 10,000) and influence. Today the} Kis-
el happy and prosperous citizens, we I sinimee, Valley Gazette stands lit the
shall expect to nee the /great majorityof HOME 1 OF THE VALLEY (;.\ZETTEI very head of the rural press of the
them subscribers to the Kissunmee I
Valley Daily Gazette. statiUs opinions are everywhere
'iiioleil it-, circuliilion
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I"i- nut ,Ixiundi'd by the state lines, butextends
I .. .. .....,;... t'- By Nature a Gentleman, )" to every state in the Union,

:old! t'n i) to foieign countries. Its

By Adoption a BoosterSOMK influence\ III exploiting, the advantages

a Lakeside Veneering Mills i of 'Kissimmee' and Usccola county andhiiiiging

desirable. settlers io-
I ( ): TWO months ago when the calculable.lie .
i 1 1 (' } of, the Valley Ga-
I no words in idle verbiage,
KISSIMMEE. FLORIDA //i L ti 6I yc'tte was approached with a casts no bouquets or compliments, but
propiflJition. to issue an'illustrated t gin's. stiaight, to the heart of his subject
We Arc Martfacturcrs'WIiolcsa1ers ,-d,,1>1"", the plan at first appealed not I in plain, clear-cut, forcible Eng

''s to our fancy hut on. closer investigation lish that
and Retailers of drives conviction to the mindl
both, of the plan and the man of his hearers lie organized( the

who made the proposition, it appearedgood Hoard) of Trade and is its present

Boxes ; lust because tile man who made president, doing yeoman service U
L Orange Vegetable the proposition inspired our confidence the cause of Kissimnii-c. In that f
and) ,second, because have
we an
cause in
as every other he is generousin ,
i abiding faith in our I people assistingthe both time and "
f 1'I.,r r? i' ail I Valley Gazette in effort it money.
Crates Etc. The value of such a man as an up-

;, H HI I undertakes to advertise the superior building force in any community can !
I( advantages of this wonderful city andcounty not be overestimated. .f l

'. Our Advertisement is a Big List of Satisfied Customers It in an old, but truthful;,saw that HE CONTRIBUTES SOMETHING 1

i, i. !| ninety out of every one hundred men TO THE JOY OF LIVING. .

i are engaged in a trade or profession

I I lor calling for which they are wholly For High Class Photographic Work !
V. R. Ellis ;
:, unfitted, but W. H. Collins belongs in You Should Call on Wilder.

that class of ten. I While photograph cannot be con
k- ELECTR"tC..A..L C -:>NTRACTORr : Years Mr. Collins sidered as contributing much to "
I' ago( began the I very-
1 the actual necessities of life it certain- .1
r i' ....A SUPPLY POINT..,. work of getting( ( out booster editionsfor ly adds much to the joy of living. For
r f.i , newspapers, and in the course of this reason Kissimmee is to be con, \
FOR ALL THINGS ELECTRICAL his career has covered many states and gratulated on having in the Wilder .v

.. has never yet met failure, and Wherever studio, at the northeast corner of Emy..
Florida he has been mett and Orlando streets, a first-clasi
Kissimmee, the latch-string of .
photograph gallery.
1 .. business hangs on tha outside await- Mr. Wilder is prepared to do all
{ I ing his return. classes of work, including high grade .,d
This Illustrated Edition is the resuit portrait work and the developing and :
i r GEO. & GUY'S CAFE I, of Mr. Collins' work. It tells the finishing for kodaks. ".
A skillful and experienced artist,;' : .
.j story of his ability as a writer and and provided with Ample1' facilities faPi '

'. 0 busines oman. Mr. Collins was borna the way of equipment, he can always t
r .- The Reaturant That i i. Up-To-Date and Modern gentleman, and with advancingyears guarantee satisfaction. \\.-' .
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has added proof the pudding
: In Every Appointment a most pleasing per- eating, but the proof. of the photo-;.*"
sonality and a strict adherence tq the graph is in the hands of the artist' ;',". I
i $6.OO'Meal Ticket For $5.00 : path of honest dealing and integrityof and Mr. Wilder will cheerfully furnish,};x
,,- character to his }ist of virtues.Mr. the proofs. Give him a call when' ,
( I Collns' wanting anything in his line. '\1
::: : Cold prink Fountain in Charge of Experienced Mixer J I 33 West Duval permanent address is Many of the cuts in this issue of tM,...
v street, Jacksonville, Valley Gazette are from photos taken ''".
W. B. COLLINS..rl Florida. by Mr. Wilder. fi:-
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", MANY'eAri memory of citizens the attention of the homeseeker. r II plastered'and' papered'.throughout, we know,of. none more desirable than'

r .who 'are scarcely qualified to With the undergrowth cleared.away; J Two,parlorsa, bedroom, Jdtchen and this same; Hammock Grov J jgA:;.good" 1

" rank with the"oldest Inhabitants,"the which will' not prove such a difficult bath t 'room constitute. '',the"rooms: on market,.good water,'large ,rana-e and.

tract of land which It now known a* task, and with broad'a enu.s cut i .. the,lower!floor .On,'tl o' second floor plenty of' shade, 'combined.. with"a 'fertile i C

0 Hammock GroT was known aa InSrr through, making every.part easily,accessible : ''d. !I are four:bedroomswith" ,'closets 'and at soil> :would seem to fuinLh' as 1

',i"'. m' Island. 'The' water* of Lake to the.station, it will make'an : ,. ". .. -ci balcony t .t rom;which there ,is .'charming many favoring conaltloneasth.; nest r

S'. Tohopekalifa were several feet higher ideal location: :for a'h m.. In.,case jtis ;.t. .view,of, Lake:,,.Tohopekallga,. The. .exacting: ,man could.wish tour l

:1, '. v In those days and the tract wa. really' ( not- sold as a whole,'it lathe owner's : : house:.has: a new:' roof galvanized We h already,enumerated'Its ad.1vantages'as .

', \ ;iaG' island. With the catting of the plan to' develop,it'In the ,aboiji man- ',' ,. I metal ..shinglesand. 'a verandah 'over. a'residence'' section should ',

.;.f Dlssto'n drains, the lake waters re- ner. "" ,: '., ,.... 160:'feet in: length and eleven feet,In the purchaser. 'wish 'to develop ;it';in' v/ r

i h;, : >ceded,, until the island was connected The entire tract: consists .about , width'almost, entirely surrounding:the I that direction.. .It,...can, .easily be. .di':". I 1

with the main land.and ceased to' bean sixty acres divided as'follows: Thlxf '- .. r house and Insuring coolness and shade!I Tided into suitable plots so ,aa'to,rev l

t.. m island ty-five :',acres of: highrhammoclt'hellcovered every hour' in the' .day: Cooling tea aU the .advantages! to ,be derived
,; The main body of, Hammock? Crave : ';.with' a''virgin"'growth of lire breetet..from!;th ,lake waft a leasing 1 groin,,, the.lake.; *. ,v.;. ..w; *
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J", Is, aa Its name ImPll'h.\ % i oak, oak and .htckory.The.. : temperature seaions ) Cloud colony,., t i
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, '!fled. .as high hammock. It ia covered' treaaau..i..immws'' '-+ ; 1m4..t1a6 '., eat.,"tntneiD( that'feeling' ofj stand nn"1iatr"ta't'.i4Ite..W( "on. the, 1
:with a heavy growth*,of magnificent wood aione f onld'go.a long-way; ar>->: to' "((l. ccmfort''ic much.'cought' ,after] county1road, 'and:;Klsiimmte is bate .
live.oaks,;tall growing hickories and I I ward,the-"expense. of" tcle aringshould' . but so etytound!; in warm dim te& trifle over two:miles by the same 'road* ." ti

Bother varieties of hardwood trees. The It ever be desired to'do so.', Twenty... : Noxious' insects are' conspicuous; only In the hammock: may be focnd'e.r.r'sl'. -,4:' ;

Immense growth 'which the old trees five acres'are muck: ;'and:prairie" land,' l y' absence.' The house." could: not. orange,'trees.. Tha,stnrdlnea4or their,
.. been be duplicated 'today ,for less than growth for 'years/,?:without' ,
bare.attained testifies i: not only to their most of. which: bas under: cultivation so many

,ar at'aee..but as well to' the virtues ; ,but" il',not atpresent'productnga :\ $3,500, ,,and ii would. tak.'one:hundred car or'culture, 'of.. onyadnd'is;. a valuable

.. r .f;: -, ', rofj the soil. Poor 'land would, never crop.. It has'a. gen tie,//slope )'ear., or'jnore. to reproduce the shadetreei testimonial to .the',fertility.... of the' .'

#t :;furnish ,the. nutriment which such lake, 'ntaking'/dralnage:/ a simple matter .I which add .so much of beapty' I.IL' / '" :.4 .* :

; ,4 r t \-mammoth {trees mu't require.; ; Only; if it should ever be found nesesearyor and comfort.' to.' the. place. A'. largecypeef ::The owners, Mr. Drongbtq'is M natlvjs' 17 w

: 't:> ,.' ..."" deep and fertile,soil could produce. ,- desirable."Is"' ;Excellent. trucking ( 1 :with a.capacity. ,8,000) of the Emerald ,Isle,but has been-*, 't ., '

; :..aIltch'lorest trees.. But t it is not aa a land and fine for pasturage if gallons insures plenty of rain;; waterat resident of .Klssimme* for* :'the last, ,.",;,

t'" ,,\ .truck: patch- grovethat it is not cared to cultivate it. A flowing all :'times,.while the artesian well I thirty. years, where. he. .has .won. ., tha. .\ l
Grove appeals the artesian well furnishes an abundance furnishes"''a\neverfailing'supply, of : l Hammock to . ; r un.1.erealre.peet.of his neighbors: for', .,.. .
ahrewd real estate man'but rather asa of clear, pure water for household '..' '."-" pure and wholesome water for domes- his'fine. qualities. ass man"and.a'gen-",.' L

= ,* potential residential suburb. It i.t is I purposes.' II.could easily be en- ....... '- tie'use: : 'There;are :th4t, usual out tlemaa> Modest,:'unobtrtaire{and r-H ?" .If

'but one mile east:of the city, and a .larged and serve tor purposes of irrigation houses!'stables,*poultry) .houses, eta. tiring he is little'at'yeJfo; boasting or : p'b b

+ flag station on the Sugar Belt line if desired., A.good 'hog-proof The'place, : is an'ideal' :ohe. for'. either, exaggeration.: Hes_ .ys but(little,.but :

stands on the property. It ,1s outside fence, surrounds. the entire tract. It poultry raising or trucking. Its proxirnfiy -, what'he does say can. be_rel e4uPOQ, ; ., t.

'. the zone of city taxes, but Inside that has always been considered, and un ,to. ,a. good local'an. 'ad,. implicitly Business at st. Cloud re'
:r.':' .!>telephones .and electric lights. 'On fi doubtedly t ls 'the best piece of ham, !&Dtaee.l.that' will be: readily 'under quire hia' undivided' attentioi, hence. ; 'f]\ .

.;,; .'.,the:south, lie'Klssimmee. Gardens! mock la'd'f; ' within a reasonable stood 'and appreciated: by the experienced he offers! ',this fine
..' :: ,of A: through which runs a road connecting distance i',Kissimmee.' ;,* trucker or poultry; raiser 'Kia-,.. : ttl er'other: >conditions It;"'could/no*' "f 'f.bOurht"at ...... .;.

7.. :!.:; '.t'it with the county road to StCloud.., 1:; Back from the w road i' about,one r hundred ---_._ .----.. .. simmee''would. \- ', undoubtedly- ** ", >*''furnish"* - --aft .\ any price* ,lit.nay'be. l,6...,......._..'
.: p The advantages of the situation are ;yards, and approached .by a barn-- 'o' fr' market- for the entire; output, ,In. both addresied atIsstmma, ; or'at. ..'Cloudsand : '"I ,' '>

. , ,;obvious;,within easy reach'of.the. city I boo...'?orderedlk. stands' I" the. house,,. A Shady n 1JHammo' Grove lines; and at prices that would insurea will ,b* pleased 'to' an...;-asy'.' j' >'f' :

yetfree;; from all. its disadvantages; I Veil' ahaded ,bythe; great, moss-hung -1V rM. .r : r good living for the producer There queries regarding" the properly,' and

escaping! ., its.1 high taxes. but sharing;; lire. oaks.- :'. 'It.- .Is in"good," repair,' t large' '., '" I'I!: '. ., ," . ,_ 'are many. desirable' loationi, .'.for. tab will" send, ,photographs, ifJ rpaiiwd. . ,' .
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The John B. Stetson in style, quality
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I and finish stands supreme, and can be that ;

y.f. ,1 c POSSIBLY by which to judge the found at Stanford's. They also car- Politically, his fellow citizens, have y

iy degree of refinement and -culture ry a line of the Slager, Siegel and not been'loath to avail themselves of

: v to which any community has attained White Company's hats The Miller his talents, and have honored him .p!,
For eight years he wasa (
than its retail stores, and especially shirts, product of one of Baltimore'sbest with
found their member of the city council, during 1,
makers, are among
4; its dry goods stores. stocks. Suitcases, bags, trunks, etc., four of which he presided over its
The wide-awake merchant is constantly in 1911 he was ti
; deliberations,
they have in great variety of style and .

on the lookout for the goods price. Mayor of the city.

i which his trade demands. He buys In ladies' ready to wear garments It was during his administration. ;

t Jf his goods to sell again, and if his trade their line is full and complete; also in that the agitation for paved streets ti

i calla for cheapness rather than quality 'laces, embroideries, neckwear and and cement walks came to a focus.

', In corsets the Naturally Mayor Stanford stood for |if;
white goods generally.
he will stock }'h, shelves with that I P
I Warner's Rust pavements and progress. The Opposition -
On the contrary, if he is. the "a
in view.!
and bitter, but
Hole- was persistent
t celebrated
Proof in hosiery
class ofF ;
of a high I
fortunate possessor and
the pavements
the prevailed
proof and in children's stockings progress
reflect ;
trade his stock will inevitably
walks were laid, and now very citizen -
well the Buster
Only Fay, as as
i f the 'character of his patrons. the fact that Kissim-
The ladies; and gents' furnishings;; department rejoices-in
well known man ,
e the best of goods of qer F y sirs is not neglected, but will mee can truthfully lay claim to having {

ufacturers of established reputations \ and walks of
the the best pavements
7 always be found to contain
y in' their several lines will find placeon
latest novelties. From eight to any city of its size in the state.

his shelves. 5 He chairman of the School
to run
twelve clerks are required
is the store of
"Of such character
business. Board for eight years, during which ,
the II. C. Stanford Company on the
v school houses were .
The history of, a success- time several new \
comer'of Broadway and Ruby avenue, 4' I
tY .. well erected, and various reforms institu >;
1 which he ful man is always interesting as ..,
the liberal
and patronage
w ? led. 1
i misjudged as instructive to the on-coming generation .
is he has not
Vreceives proof that
( : In July, 1912, we was elected President .t "
t :the needs of the community
State Charobe of Commerce -
of the
Mr. Stanford, albeit somewhat reluctantly
which h'e"alms to 'serve: Bright and /
its gave us the following facts {r''
the outside, with ,'
attractive on Although At the last general election he was ,.,1
i ik regarding his personal history. .
matt and; elegant window displays, the } t'
selected to represent Osceola county '
he to ,
I born in Alabama, came fin .
eust.omei who 'steps within its, doors
lower house of the Legislature.
Florida in 1886 from: Georgia. At

.. is not,disappointed.' With''ampleyyroonn' . : / ,. that time Osceola county'was: 'un- His recital of his experiences then Ia ;t
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furnished nearly ,3600
,: by He J:!;
instructive and amusing. ,
known, the territory comprising the both
double store i : I fk : 'II
: feet of floor space in the !. take \\I
'vr. went to ITallah 8Bee expecting to
by '. and' systematic .: present county being a part, 'and a. \ ;}'
t he has, an orderly c deliberations
modest in the !i
but a part :
t much neglected part, of Orange coun
t' arrallKe1 ent'of his goods, shown his .
solons atthe' most to
ty. The lot upon which his store of the hoping
{ ability .to improve his opportunities the of few bills in .1.
stands covered with a fine growth secure passage
.to the utmost. In fact system and H. CLA Y of palmettos. The outlook was not the interests of his-constituents. But ,
Mr. Stanfordabsolutely
onderar0; points FOR KISSIMMEE. promising, but he started a grocery a very short experience convinced him x lv.
1Y Y ''insists upon. He will tolerate OF THE LEGISLATURE AND A VIGOROUS i J
that he could-do the state more service -
business in 1887. He thrived,
no disorder;or slovenliness on the ':
inevitable, considering the in killing (the term is
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of, of its .employes. Everything
part any known wherever .shoes tunate in its choice of lines, having as I man, and stayed by the business. He ours, not his) bUla, than in any other
: .mus have a place, and alwaysbe grades are handled extensively, and Its merits are "
s The Hanan is another first, its standby the old and popular firm now owns the building in which his way, and he got busy with the scalping ,%
place when not in worn.
in use. many specialties are particularly emphasized are .
Baltimore. It is located and also the two adjoining knife. He proved an adapt in ",
: Brothers of store -
In of
'He operates, a store in St. Cloud ,, among them the worldfamous class shoe sold at ''this store. I'
for the widely advertised being occupied by the slaughter game, and also succMd1'
orders one
'same lines the shoes children's shoes, the Buster Brown, also takes ones
also, on the general as W. L. Douglas brand of I ,
3 Royal Tailors of the U. S. Postoffice. lie also owns ed in passing some of his local meas
,Eleairnmee house, with Mr. J. 'H. Fergneon'as"manager. perhaps the most extensively advertised and tri ladies' Shoes the' Queen Quality / tailorsy-Thc .1 i
Whether want a custom tine residence on one of the best ures.
Through a com line* in the -world. Another line ,are lines that'; need .no, commendation! Chicago. you I a
tailor suit, can get' streets of the city. The dry goods He was appointed on"ten different ,
prebensiveTysyetem' ; of reports, he that.might be mentioned is the Fl'orsheim j They are widely:.known! an4 their.j superiority mad*. or a you
,, the most important being :
'I committees
to .
business proving more congenial .
universallyrecognized.. it here.Are
knows'it the tlose of-each day's bush shoe) for which Mr. Stanford Is
1 .' about your hats? j his tastes he relinquished the those on Education Temperance, Taxation 1'1.
t7w'l1 'atere' store equally for you particular grocery ;
..ness tMuch has been the exclusive agent in this territory. In clothing the' lot
and Finance, Live Stock and
doing. Should 'he'be absent from .
Public Roads and Highways.
;. 'town the reports are mailed to him, + ' ap tM"'J t
1' lie was mad hairman of the committee -
thus keeping him constantly in' touch r xy -Tp-T--;; : on Public Lands. i

s with. ..hii business.. ., -, '.,.,.">.,.. ,.' ,/' .,. .iI' .. His vote was always recorded in'
'tlo The:'business war incorporated in .
. favor of progress and public improve j
the1 H. C Stanford Company, ;. .'
i89t':,as .' r 4 ment. tS/

.which name it. still retains. Ivy isstrictly" k ,
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a Stanford company, as little I 'J- .
which Mr. Stanford succeeded in getting
;, if.any,. f,,the' stock Js- owned outside .... '

L1 ,. 'at the family. : >,< those giving the Cdmrnl.alonen'of
t Beginning In.a modest way, it hai L ; '
Osceola and the Council 'jj
aoino.lly county City
developed and healthily. un- .
i :h of Kissimmee to levy a one-:
the 'r power
tfIt'rinkatodiy.. among. ..f ;
I'- ay mill tax for advertising ; i ,
'tsclasii Klsslmniee 1 purposes.
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The bill giving the County Commissioners -
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There bas been no sensational stlmn- .
I' I :las''applied' to.'force: Its development,, authority'' levy an. Increased

i'' 1:hit;lt has 'gone. and"sturdily ". road tax, passed the House *.
I.) but failed to Senate.
get through the '
,to a larger,trade and a ,
t ,on J ltsx .way" 5 '
I wider, field of Influence,; ,Lacking.thi "t' '." 5 His general "Publicity .Bills," 'although v

,. ,,:clement cf sensationalism, Its growtk 5- _,a ,;. ' recommended by many'Boards ,,1 '

t ,!'basbeen'sll'the'mor.: : '''solid:'and. 'sub- _. of' Trade throughout state, as weD'aa

atanllat I I by the State Board of Trade, failed.
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:', Itayfleld lla.that. .of dngooda, notions,, "."."_ ,1: .'. '40.... ..'. l'o of passage.
'and -,. Two facts are apt to Impress"themselves -' '
: furnishings,! shoes1 '.and.: clothing,] ii- '

1. '. 'in' thesevarious,. lines .It alms to offeionly'the .' upon the mind of one who tab:

." ",: best"to'1.I Jts"patrons._: A gene ,i-." I an inventory of the :st Stanfordstore;.

.: d :i''weai.f "''men. isomer ,.. 'i/I/ ,I First, that the man at the head. ''combines '"

:and:chiwea ii1 handled,'and an ,excel- in an unnsuaLdegree) taste and: oJ

'J iayofksboea"ot'af\ :grades, ::4J. skill in purchasing' his Sgoodi, and {

' lent ihow ..' ... ...._ ......________ ______._. method "and systemJn' their display< ;
,. ,,'saepWaad. aiMs. i is n.d., ib'the, . , . -'- \ :
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,.I', "fioftil' 'j,GOUIIS() Sr4 lib.. ,COKN'rie DEOADWAY' .j 'D' RUBY Avmi, 'f:'. '., c ' inently :satisfactory to. all..concerned.' :

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I EVERY MAN-at least'every sac- was turned under tout ofsight,- and mid-wlnter'whon the markets. .NewTorf e s
"tain-has of the rich black' loam was ''to ire .
something exposed I r--- --- H and Philadelphia era,.. ;,a '
the ;' the vitalizing influences of'' the : .: : .. f
gambler in his make'up. sun I green stuff.Hr. Aultman is thep :

The man who does not dare never ac and air. Yet,a little longer and the '. the goods. A 1,spur of the ;'..... I '+ '

; ekpl( ahe.'anfthine of long rows'of vivid green announcedthat Toast Line railroad.ran. close'to tke ;
the "farm" had become '
a "gar tha'crates'of
I rarden., and crlsp'cel-
tNothlrtg'; venture, nothing; have, is as den" and it came to be; and is now,! ery or delicious lettuce are packed and l
true as it Is'trite.Even'the known as, ."the Aultman Gardens. loaded "+ {
'K. ,;. farmer : in the Tears with a minimum ofexpen.e' '

', than moat conservative ,of aU, profeei The Gardens,Proper; 1" for Cartage and transporta ,;.
/; sions see It..Is considered ? tion. .
a great The entire '
purchase of Mr. Ault.
who 'has
Of the, man himself effected : 4
;"" gambler' perhaps the greatest. of.all, man included ninety acres, all lying ....- this wonderful transformation 'i t, 4

'II I f.or.bis' success or failure depends often in one body., Of this the extreme In the face .pf nature, 'who bas made 1 't '

t upon natural conditions over which he western .twenty acres has been platted ':. ,. a garden grow!:,where therowas only '<
into Iota which'will ,...
: be placed on .
1 l :ftc ''.ha.'and can have no control. An the .. :"', a wilderness, much'mlcht be' said, but
market in good.;time., That'theywill
7 untimely frost 't, 'to; .J Mr. Aultman is not a man who courts -e-2 4
may blight his crops sell readily goes almost without "
,; notoriety With his deeds count'rathen
"or an excessive rain at.a critical period saying for they are squarely in thebuilding \ R'
; than words He goes after results'
may drown them out, and his lab.r tone, as-is evidenced, by .the t., .'"4 ."" '" --. In an energetic shlon, and gets them. I k
add time be .homes already surrounding them on ', /" "t. ; ,
expended for naught. 'He \ L/ Born In the good old state of Georfia -
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all sides. ..::.. : '-: '' '
,puts his. seed in the ground. and bets \ .' in the'.opening days'of the civil 1
\ thattt' will he The Gardens proper comprise about :. t, war, he is yet in the full vigor of manhood l
come up; bets again '
sixty acres of land to which access I U '' !
I and possessing a' robust, physique t
that the weather
t.,. condition. will favor easily had through a city street., They I'' :
his 'making i,, promise of many a
a and last and most
in '
are.laid out rectangular form."wlth'l t.. ,. years of 'usefulness to come. As he 4,
important of all, he gambles on .the '
market. lIe a lane running down '. I rrew. to..rl,.' manhood .and, looked ;t
would be foolish indeed
treme length in the center. To the I, the that war and reconstruction ';'" ,' ;
to in advance < upon ravages + ,
may that the odds against
right .nd left stretch in long greenIIn.s .;: had made I in his ,native .
'him were too heavy, and let his fields 1' ;
the rows' of and lima bean.- "
snap 'tate.he, decided that a, newer field f
BO unplowed and intended. Ife takes okra, tomatoes and corn. would better suit his activities, ,and''. >
a chance.< The. men' who take chance. .
.. are .men'-who stand for advancement A two-acre patch of tomatoes, was t' followed many others of his country '
as the natives would say a sight"to men to the great new-state-of.Texas-1- '
". .and progress in-any community.The behold. Trained stakes which where :'
up on. millions of uqtilled acre wen

Man Who Took A Chance. fs the rngst, approved manner of growing '- TOMATO. : PATCH IN THE,AUL'1 MAN d ROENS. ---I. crying for settlers He'tried various .', '

Solomon B. Aultman took a chance. that'juicy fruit, there seemed to sections of that,state but eventually ,
For years a choice tract of land, all be nothing but tomatoes in sight the .' '' I I. came to p'lorido.and landed in Kissimmee >Y
of it within the city. limits, and much.t very foliage seeming to be obscured [ duced during the summer;; the'forsaey system,. An Cartesian i well-*. nd i, Mr* of, Florida, is,less than 40 barrels per thirty years: ago: His posses

it within a stone's throw of the by the clusters. And corn I there are takes off his coat and goes to the field Aultman has five''ot these ooh tU\\trav': ,, acre, it'will be seen that Hastings sions sit that time were limited to good

best business street, had lain neglected fifteen acres of corn in various stagesof prepared to put in his cro'I.} furnishing an''e habstieseflow of-the, has nothings) on Klssimm'ee when it health, a strong ph7alque ,and boundless ,

j+: ._ and uncared for. Mr. Aultman saw growth, and we' very much doubtif In September he begins his, plantIng :) purest, wate -='dugori'thehiglwfit' ; Com.a- to. ,the' growing of the "Mnr- energy which impelled him to I

it, noted its immense capabilities, its even the best of. the explosive corn ; and in ninety days 'has a Crisp point{ 'of the 'i plait! desired to irritate; ? phles."," work.,, Added, a .rarely'' good, Judg- I

(ti desirable location and' many advantages states could make a better showing.If ready for market and another-in the Running from this atone, the high, tA comfortable house for the fore- ment ;and a disposition to.take a tchanee

and became its owner, Some of the farmers of Florida could get ground. From that time until July it side, of the field i.' a four or six inch ; mah' ..provided on'the place, and he when"'''offered, and you have '

;\ I his neighbors laughed,. !some jarred, on to Mr. Aultman's method of making is a constant succession of seed time main." Every twenty'or twenty-five: Is always
all agreed that he had been "stung." a corn crop, there would soon be and harvest. Not a month passes but f Feet this main connects 'with'"poCket" a care and supervision which sucha the oWIMr' of a 'lAne property and a' y

But the jeers 'and! the laughter never no further necessity for importing he has something for the market; and so called. From these pock* place requires.: -The services of fouror prominent man in the community.';He '\ ; I
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phased -Mr. Aultman. He knew the that cereal. It is a grand demonstra some kind' of seed to go- into' the ets, lateral drains'are l laid across;the five in.n are continually needed, and has.never sought public'otrlce.,-601' '',,

capabilities of Florida land and sunshine tion. It only becomes so when'you remember ground. The four crops per. year field to,corresponding pockets oft the during the busy seasons of setting and meddled much with polities, being M a ., fi

and better still ,he knew his that the crop on the groundat I which the enterprising Florida farmer lower side. Once installed the rest is packing the number runs op to 26 he says too busy with' his own affairs

C. business. That was the fencing, present is not the first and only! may secure, practically q adrup1e.hla e*ay.. ,. or SO. to attend to'the business"of :'others.-

clearing and draining of his land and crop of the year. It is not even the holding and make his five acre farm ,A f air:"'crop of Irish, potatoes. are In marketing his product, :Mr. Ault He was,'however, at one time Marshal; ,
this bringing of it into a condition of second. Two crops have preceded it, equal to twenty acres in the, North. planted,about this time -to come ,off man is again peculiarly fortunate. of For ten years he was"in,

:. i,' productiveness. In a surprisingly. etch possibly more profitable than the This is a feature which the Northern: in .December when another crop of The local market I. a large consumer the employ 'of the Atlantic Coast Line '*

It: short time,,considering\ the results one now occupying the soiL mans too apt to overlook when' he the same can be put in if desired tomature of his stuff and we might mention the railroad as1 superintendent. of water

obtained,"what bad erstwhile been Here is the great advantage which conies down here and views"the" small in.'April.' Mr.'' Aultman'.has fact.of, his, sale :of i fifty barrels of supply. t

considered a low swampy piece of the Florida farmer has over his North average holdings of his Southern Just harvested his third .crop, of"spuds'which potatoes to .a,home grocer,'at a"good Although'not h of a.secret"society '

.' .' ground, fit only for the pasturage of ern brother. While .the latter is brother.' yielded at the rate of stiff price but of course in the* height man be is a member' of,the "" ," s'

cattle began to assume the appear housed up for about five months in Ten acres of the gardens are Irrigated tS, barrels per .acre* As the, average of the season the production is largely Woodmen of the'-Word) and also1;of '

.7 ; k, t ati .' of a farm. The stumps and the year, hovering over the stove, and ;,or rather sub-irrigated on what Crop' .at,,Hastings, which'claims. to be in excess of the local demand and amarket the Knights of Pythias. Such ,1s the' It'' ,i a ,

fM, brush disappeared, the long grass feeding to.his stock what he has proSOLOMON has become known a* the Sanford the...,,greatest potato. i growing section ,must be,.sought. ,$.. h'., In "record of a successful, business.. man,
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In .the end. They would be gladly re ry'and loci of time Involved in corres\
new under the sun. I, lieved of this burden t if there were ariy pondence.. '

., I one man' ,.from'whem they ;could' secui 'Mr Hankins .la prepared to furnish..,. '

-"..- It :! e an entire outfit ..The Idea seemed an7thlne,tha,'may'be'needed in any '

TAKES to invent 'a For years he was, engaged In the y"I 2 good; t*"him., and ,he: had.
I a genius men drug business hut was .never quite I ; heads printed forthwith;bearing the Hia'.llat\\, comprises! safes''an'..vaults, ,

I'. business. There are invention many of satisfied with It. The"returns were ltiecnption'Fixtures.-Tkat'. .My Busiiiess -! cases cabinets both', filing and M

who are equal to the not always commensurate hls'd< :. ," and. the new ,business.: was plain,;refrigerators. computing scales, '

a motor cycle,/CD automobile Invent or an sires, and 'he felt that, the indoor r.c I launched on, thesea ofpubU. ifavor.: typewriters,'.adding maehiae.;'achoo1". ,1

' z "aeroplane; but the man who and can make it, "wasgradually. but certainly It went.slowly at fin *-.f.Th4'ldea was l churchi lodge and 'theater furniture' t .,, ; ,

vX an entirely new business (undermining; M. health., Hop- 'J new,,and the pu 1I .bacr,to':>biseducat, and ;seating;,'bankand"!') '''court>> hofcse'

profitable\ in this twentieth-century and fiercecompetition ing that a change might prove beneficial . .k / ed .up'to lt,\:but.)t'caught' quickly_ ftxtu .: ,'. _4;y ',' 1

... age;,ot:overdone busineas' thename ;he tried several) different cities; ';fit for .its;; dvantacea.w.I1t'.IO;.apparent He, Is, 'now'',.engaged putting, .in ". ,
es but always with the same result. ?. that'l It''bra,irresistible?and now'Mr.Hinklni the,.ltxtures In one bank in Alabama"" ?, .

'of, genius. He :must possess an Then he at'down and did some hard c has a thriylugtradi that extends , one 'in''G.orgia'and; one on the'East '

Insight;into economic conditions vouchsafed nad' thinking. Re looked ova;'.the industrial ', t"I ,.t > / .... over' W .rar.t, te... '_. / 'Coast;;;; ,He equipped' the?State Bank,,, ltd
such'as is ;< His' banks- churches in Fellsmere the State Bank ia Haines., '
"requirements world and,saw an. immense .num .: : ', [ customeaarra! ;:; ;
"to but few men. few- ber of public and .lIIm -public buildings ",., school' and' :;court, ,house,., theaters, City;: that 'in' Duluth> Georgia,' the ,
'W'; G';;'Hankins la :one of the -' : First Bank in Albion .Ala; 't
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constantly.going ,up.;, JHe reasoned I: lodges, etc. He.merely asks/or com National ' .
men' to'whom it is given to ,eeoan with himself ''something'after.thisf i plete'", specification of-what is.wanted bans, and others.,. , *;- __I x

''opening'where.the: ordinary manfbeNeves the; ashioo i These, uUdingiwUtalTa; .. I'i when" .'.farnlah.., a "freer_estimate[ of Tbe'seating' ; 'In:,FirstBaptist: $.
non exists: 'card. bear quire a, oertaHn':amount.;of ,'furniture I' F the:'entire', post--;The' immense; ", saving church' in ampawte ,furnished by }
modest inscription of' ,.W'G.Hankin.- ,: and nxtures.,1, sT$ 'get; .these. fixtures! I'I I I. f to.J his patrons.. can'". seen at,a glance; MrV Hankins, according to plans drawn.
'" Broker, ,but,'dont get tt'Joto'your those In. 'charge ,will be 'pbliged'to T .r DatA ad.-o-a dozendifftlrsnt: firms to byJ.Mr;: Hanklna.: Without. previous, .w

head that'his: &ust e..'' ba ,,ytbine! [ correspond "with several different _. deal with',they:have but;;one;;;'.' technical training", "he?'draws'up plans,
rith'*tocks and bonds with time and bill to settle instead'of a'dosen.' f sndblu'prints thatlwouldjdd: : :creditj!
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.- i'T.he:: State Ballkof Kissimmee \

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I 1. JI of them have been residents here for 'Of the other directors, Mr. M. Katz started the bank on its successful ) The bank has published and presents .

An Institution Which Has Developed many year-indeed they can W'ell1ay. old resident and successful dry career, There has been but; one to its patrons.a booklet giving,

claim to being pioneers.: The'-pres goods 'merchant. ',. change, Mr. ji'F. O'Berry disposing of J 1 instructions. cQp cancernlngLthe makingof -

v ? Idea of Practical.Cooperation by dent jNlr. C. A. Carson, has a recordof Air. John M., Lee was for 20 years his holdings and withdrawing :from deposits, drawing of, checks/ ,etc.,

thirty years residence in this community Clerk 'of the Circuit Court, and is the directorate about 10 years ago. To- many people it will prove a vala-,

Lending .Every Assistance to the and knows its people. and largely interested in cattle, real estate A General Banking able? guide. t*
their needs as he knows-his alphabet. and orange groves; he,;too, is an old Business Carried On. Being a State bank it is subject to* '

: They know' htm as' well and his endorsement resident.Mr. This bank carries on all Branchesof State inspection, and obliged to report

ProducerAll of any.jtroject is a guarantee II. Fleming is a native of a legitimate: banking 'business.' I its condition to the State Comptroller';, tat

of its success. He is a man' of Georgia, and is a large holder of real Money received for deposit, either I least five time per year.

multifarious activities, interesting estate! in that State, and also of land for checking against commercial transactions I Its officers are members of .the

velopment Represented by the Directorate -i himself in businesses of various and groves in Florida.N. i or for savings deposits, which I American Bankers Association, and ,

ly-differing kinds, but giving wide-I C. Bryan is secretary and treas- draw interest at the rate of four per also of the Florida Bankers Associa
of this Bank. tion.
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Follow'inlIs: a condensed statement
"': of its condition as made to the Comptroller
:.t\\ excellent facilities!. offered Being men of affairs, men who pos- at the close of business June

\. THE the banks of Kissimmee sessed not only the desire, but the :30, 1013:
r done much to link Osce- ability to do things, they naturally '4 ASSETS

;. ola how)ty to the world'at large by took commanding positions in the meal Estate: and Fixtures.-__ 11,96&14'',,
:; the strongest possible ties-those of business life of the community.$ Dills Receivable. _____._._ ....10..1.
r j I llondu. __ ___unun______;
; It did not take long- for these
confidence, security and modern up-to- very Overdrafts n_____.......... 'I'lon-+ ,"
> date business principles. farsighted men to realize that the jI A. C. U Ry. Claim _______ U....,, .1
". Throughout the State, and indeed growing business of this section I CitMh Items Cash and due

,. far' beyond its borders, the banks of would demand additional capital, and from Dank_____-_____. ....4..11 ,
1 f J.1 '. __ and County Warrants __ S.11T.10 .': .
Kissimmee are noted for their wise in 1905 the bank's capital was increased 'ij1" "_ '_
#' and prudent management, their to $50,000.thus) enabling it to' meet J61.IS4.Ot ,

prompt adoption of the most modern the constantly growing demands made Capital) . .. LIABILITIES___-___ _____ IO.9tO.Ot , '

and progressive methods, and their upon it and better serve the business Surplus _-- --_________--_-- 15.000.01VmllvlilPd
'' Inestimable value to the communitythey public. Fronts ..,__n_. S.040.T
aim to serve. The frame building in which the .Posttii ,
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mils Payable 40.000.0
business in 1901 hnuu
bank doing
When one remembers that the'seaancial began Rediscounts. __.__ _____ '.'1'.11 )
t;' centers are backed up by standing at the corner of Broadwayand .
Darlington avenue, was used until IS51.JS4.Ot .'
,t wonderfully rich natural resources, a OFFICERS
rapidly developing agricultural coun. 1910, when it gave way to a modern : (' A CARSON. President \

? try Jarge and growing industrial and brick two-story building, fitted up with r. r a, JOHN ]M. LEE Vice Presldnt

i' mercantile interests, and a permanentand all the latest and most modern devices __ ___ M. KATZ. Snd Vive Prea.
for the safe and economical tran- "S.r ., i : ROMA THOMAS. Cashier .,
t and substantial !
population, one ceasesto _ 'wl _
saction of businessThe dimensionsof
wonder at the _
extraordinary progress rrrsoiiBlly appeared before me. a Notary .1
; they have made. the building are seventy by seven Public. C A. Carson'Preeldent.
t' ty-five feet, affording ample room for who being duly sworn deposes and
t THE STATE BANK OF KISSIMMEE the bank and two stores on the ground nnyt the above statement Is true to '

r Of all the contributors to the sub- floor, the second floor being given up the beet of hl> knowledge and belief.
+ stantial growth and prosperity of the to offices. The cashier's desk fronts ROMA THOMAS. (8sa3)Notary
I Public. State of ?lorldLtry
region in and about Kissimmee! the the visitor on entering the bank, then i I commission expire March I'. Itll.
State Bank of Kissimmee has been come the various departments where I -

one of the most prominent and im- the business of the bank is transacted, A Signal Honor.
portant. Organized in 1901 with a and a> spacious comfortable room in I Very recently the bank has been
capita] of $15,000, it has been in '
ever the rear, opening 'on the street, is signally honored by the United States

the forefront of every movement tend'ing set aside for the use of the president with apparent ease that careful at- I urer of the Waters & Carson Grocery I cent., compounded quarterly. Moneyis Government in having been designatedby
to the upbuilding. of the county and and 3 loaned on satisfactory signatures, the U. S. Court for the
: city with which its fortunes have been with modern time lock is an importantpart essential to success. In addition to . L. Lesley! is known all over the approved paper is discounted, ex- Southern District of Florida as a
,' identified Indeed, it would be hard of the equipment:: Built into and being president of the bank he is vice- State as the cattle king of Florida. change sold and collections made. In Depository; of Bankrupt Funds This

to name a project of any importanceto a part of the building itself arar-three president "of the Osceola Hardware I Not long since he made an initial ship- the.words of the bank "We solicit is a distinct honor to the old and reliable -

the community that has not numbered massive steel-lined vaults, one for the Company; president of the Waters & ment of cattle to Kansas for feeding your business and promise ;you every State Bank and shows the esteem
I among ita-promoters some one regular business of the bank, one solely Carson Grocery .Company of the If it this consistent with sound and
+ ; purposes. proves a success facility con- in which it is always held by the, ,
1 or more of the officials of the State for the safety deposit department, Kissimmee Lumber Company, and of shipment-will be followed by others, servative banking. It is our desireto United States officials and others. It ? '
Bank. Most of them are long resident and above for the records. yv'
one the Kissimmee Telephone Company. and a new market opened up for Florida render the greatest possible serviceto in always gratifying when one,of. out
here and have seen the town OFFICERS AND DIRECTORSThe With a rare faculty for organization, stock cattle. the greatest possible number of local institutions makes decided progress r
grow up from a straggling lakeside director's and officers of this; he keeps all these various businesses One striking peculiarity of this people in the greatest possible numberof and becomes known throughout

village to its present proud position bank are among the strongest financial well in hand and none of them are board of directors is that with one ways, and we hope to be favored I the State for its integrity and careful + '
n among the thriving cities of the state. men in this whole section. Most allowed to'suffer' for lack of attention. exception it is the same one that with your patronage." management.

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'Kissimmee I A Live and Progressive Waters & CarsonGrocery

"," ,' Business Concern. Company

'Lumber .
Co.ti ; ' . '

How Practical Ideas, Modern Methods and Adequate Capital Have Proved .

ti ,1' to Be the Foundation Stones of Success 'for the O tola Hardware Co.TlIE .
The Buying Center For a Large Sectionof

; A Business Enterprise With Extensive Osceoja Hardware Company, I I( tore and in fact everything handledby Osceola and Counties.
'tits present form, is the le- the best hardware fi/ms in the Neighboring

of Timber gitimate successor of a firm large cities. One fact that is notice-
Holdings ---Building Ma- \ :
'Y which was established some twenty- able to the most casual observer ie the Buyers Appreciate the Convenience.

five years ago by J. W. Watson, now careful selection of the best in every
: terial and By-Products Manufactured of Miami. Could Mr. Watson see the individual line. Only the first-class: 1 -- i.

mammoth store on the corner of Em- manufacturers in the various lines I '

at the Local Plant. mett street and Stewart avenue, with throughout the country can secure a I since organization, in A full line of staple and fancy groceries '
its two great floors crammed to their place in the stock of the Osceola Hard- EVER the Waters & Carson are carried at all times. .All 1

utmost capacity with everything that ware Company. The first question Grocery Company (known in the leading brands of canned and bottled :,

human ingenuity can devise, or that asked by the managers would seem the early days as Waters and Carson) ) goods teas, coffees, spice, sugar, .;
?' human desire can want he would to be, not Will it sell? but. Has it has exerted an important influence cereals and breakfast foods, dried and
, 'SCATTERED throughout the getting it down to the lake on the hardly recognize it as the offspringof merit? Has it quality? By this meth- on the grocery trade of Kissimniee smoked meats, are only a few'of the
y' States in
i ; favorable .tramway which has seven miles of the modest hardware store of the od of careful selection they have built and Osceola County, and during that many articles to be found in this de- .9 1
_ are numerous sawmills steel rails. Once in the lake the logs
little country village of twenty-five for and time it
", operating in either pine up a reputation reliability has established itself as one partment. It also supplies the trade ,
or cypress are made into rafts and towed
across years ago. But Kissimrpee has grown, probity that is a valuable asset. of the largest wholesale '
d timber very and retail with hay, grain'; fertilizers, Oralie-
r : furnishing by t the Company's From I ;
tugs. thirtyto
and the Osceola Hardware Company, Among the lines handled by them concerns in that line of,business. Buyers boxes and crates
7y' employment for thousands of work- fifty employes the mill wraps, vegetable ,, 1
'' comprise under the able management with are the stoves and ranges made by quickly recognized the convenienceof field' and garden
I seeds.
.1 men. Each one of these plants is accomplishing force proper, and even with this forceit :
which it has been blessed, has the Favorite Stove
grown Manufacturing getting supplies here thus
: ,its share, great or small: is found difficult to keep with The activities of this concern: are'JIot
up with it, lentil the little store has be- Company of Piqua, Ohio the Leader saving the delays that
frequently followed -
the be in I confined It ;'r.
las ease may the development the demand, although the mill is operated to the selling side. ,
'' come a great hardware business made in
supplying Refrigerators, Grand Rapids, by ordering from
of the country. The towering pine on full time. The equipmentof I more distant serves the community in other'I., ;;f
at wholesale and retail a vast Michigan of all kinds With
; furniture from points increased '
fi or cypress that lifts its head high'to the plant includes machinery of the business came quite as important. It is a constant .
extent of both the Continental
surrounding country. and Union Fur- increased facilities
the sun today;'may next year play its latest and most up-to-dato construe. until .now the re- and liberal buyer of country produce < >'*i'
Some six or eight the niture of /
years ago companies High Point, North quirements must be '
part in the palace 'of the exacting indeedif ':
millionaire carloads
tion one engine of 126 horse powerand business Carolina many farm products are >\
or the humble grown so large that'in- ; Chattanooga wagons and they met and filled by
cottage of the laborer. two "engines of forty-five horsepower hipped out every season. }
corporation was deemed desirable and plows; a full line of the celebrated the Waters & Carson :
It is a p.rt'ot; man's heritage and the each: with a nine by twelve twin it : Company.The The importance of a firm of this
manufacturer,who fits it to the service furnish power for th. mill. passed out.of the hands of its or- Avery farm tools; American wire concern was organized by E. character to a farming community
iginator and became known as the fence, etc. They are also agents in B. Waters of Reynolds,
r; .of man is:doing goodly work. Georgia, andC. can hardly be over-estimated. (
Stanford-Carson-Graves Hardware this territory for the International A. Carson of
: this place, and
Tb Xlsaunmee; Lumber, Company :The officers began Another line in which this tea '
of the
Company with
' are:: Company .: a capital stock of Harvester Company of world-wido re business in a wooden building aboutone
,' organised In'4907: with a capital stock C. A. Carson President stands pre-eminent is the fitting out )
\ and; Treasurer;;, 125,000.. Later on, about four yean nown. block from 'its 'present
'of j1o0o00'; poaaeuor,of 2'' .- J:A. Cranford/capitallst of Jacksonville ago,the name was again changed to The territory covered by this location the desirable buntln" and camping parties, to which ,
company on
corner Emmett
000 acres'of; ,goodland. : covered" 'with ,VIce-President; S. L.,Lupfer, Sec the Osceola Hardware'' Company,,, by and in.which they Stewart and it gives special attention. \
,a fine: growth';;; ,' ...-1.:"Fanning: :; :,I, rotary' The-directors comprise 'th. which name ifte known today. reaches from Apopka to are Narcoossee supreme, The business avenues. Mr. C. A. Carsn and N. ,C: Bryan l t tare I

howerex, Was iio:part of;the1r';plans,I well of.M. Katz, N. B. The officers)of the" are and from Taft to Sebring and Bassen-, in 1891 it increased rapidly, and the master minds that engineer ,j

,smd .when ,tbtjidemand, 'for. land*;, for,' Carson; N. C. Bryan, .; J. F.JXBerry. N. B, Careen;;.-president;'C.'.,A.."Carson .;- ger, capital of (26,000 was incorporated which with a this great business,' and keep every I
agricultural 'purpose became' '!.imperativethey was increased thing .
,so running like clock work. 'A
,,'rice president H. C.,Stanford / The business
& ; manager, -Mn S. L. later to 50000. The first ,
,: ,..disposed of ,portion I The Kissimmee Lumber' 'and ::''f. presidentwas corps of gentlemanly clerks are always a
Compr.smanufM''of any secretary,;, ,Lupfer, mana- Lupfer, is a native of Pennsylvania, E. B. Waters
: ,of their holdings to.the Semlnole.Land ; secretary and general on duty to the .,r
both but serve buying pub :
anddressed l
rough _
} and, Investment'Company' ,f: retaining I '!"Pine Lumber," all 1 specialty; er.The establishment -!.' bowed in atWQIItoI'7' I of his life In this state twenty-seven, might well years be The manager present, officers C. A. Carson. lie. Fifteen employees and three delivery :'
-.r the timber'right*;, :The'enterprisinglittle ;, being made of house bills. "From lack' brick .bnBding''on a' desirable considered are C. A. Car- wagons are needed to handle "
l., 'ttlw>q'of.: Se.t,,cloud stands today I a Floridian. An. affable sonk. President; N. B. Carson Vice- the business. i"
ae.teI" -unable to 'enumerate 'corner 75by 100-feet' in Shipments good >
size be .
none the less a business f- Prwldent; N. C. aN'I
t on land situated near. that;which once; aUtha' .airl.uebcarrio: : ;: in stock: virtually three stored In one the lower man and a trade getter from the Treasurer.The Secretary, and made to all parts of the' 'nrro1lD / '

;, belonged tb'r,(tha'XiieimmNVLnmber' :" ' \ ;? Th*' above company'constitutes ODe floors' being: used' 01"1,the display:of wont business is .country and although in'active competition 4
f'1' : Company.-- slt..tih.'Comtpany;; .'frJ of,:':\ijinportant 'industries'. this I goods and the upper floors for storagepurposes. JTo) up the Osceola} Hardware own commodious brick now housed in its with both Jacksonville and' 1

., I. 'The' ; :. ..occu section of'the StateV'and 'in fits 'infln- ., .,A.'.warehouse..In ,the rear Company stands as one of the foremost 125 giving a floor building, 96 by Tampa, the firm finds'DO difficulty In'1 4
.plas'16 acresVlocated: onthelwesteniabore ,: : 'enee"pontithe business.>activity, of furnishes:additional storage which" enterprises of its kind in the 12,000 feet apace of nearly holding its own and retainingits: ,old*

,' I'. '. 'of Lake* Tohbpekallga, and neat Klssliniuee nd 'th. 8U1'I'O Ddiq'terrl-: still further, added toti I by 'a ;'comma** 'State,'and serves a large section of : under the Adjoining the salesroomand customers, while gaining many,"Dew:. .' I Iones.
; 'r th*'Atlanttc1.Coast'LInV; Railroad, 'fa, tory;'Ia- unquestionably] for the'develop'ment diow'aterap .warehouse on the .ni g U t territory, both in its'retail and three.warehouses same roof is one of the .- '

'cHides ,-that place,the';a >of::D&l;' <.. .road, track; "3. v'. "' departments.. Its well -known jobbing spur of the A. C., from which runs a The' Waters Carson. Grocery Company -.' ,> ,;
it; : : 'poidtlogitorhandle; ; ',bwlriaa,with 'ex-' yAn'enterprise'of.I large'proporUons, .The Ann"rinier'a' full line of heavy policy of ;square dealing and Integrity three cad be L. railroad, where ranks '''with th.;,foremost'bosV' ;j

,; :' 'peditloL' 'The"7uiI1,pas tycipaJ it 'conducted along'modern bwln'lfnii.rld ar and' ahelt.b; rdarefurniture"oeaM; : has won it .,host of.friends and at one time.may One loaded or unloaded ness'enterpr ea of Kissimmee,'and its y

; !.rcity O ,?OO$feet; of lumber.; \sTweniorrmor4 |{ -it'may be termed .. an' in; description,,including V ?ull:;Iine'>of given i ita'firm hold on a choice class house' and'an, additional ware- development., through the use of ia0 -.' *

.t J'l x.' 'men are employed cutting,thettoberon valuable asset- to, this-cjty, ,and county rap. plumbing implement-;agricultural -* Of trade:: It is,'a:;credit,*o Kissimmee eon.et1tute'.the orange balance'packtngthouse ern business methods; square:deallns :'<
1 ., :, ,' ; tJM.t, .Company's: ,, .land,land 1 ; implement,, stoves. ;*',refrigera*'. and a its of .the/equip/ :' and hlgb''quaUty 'of'',,Hock;,,has(b sn. *,
roent in .
.",, " "'". ," Jt. . ., /,_" .. -Ii I large4factorIa: business.Ufe( this 1in.., 'I i truly phenomenal, 2'
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I" The -rowthOf-O-ne ofKissirnrnec'sMod6lB'nksiri-: () : ; .i

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I BANK' OF KISSIMMEE HAS FORGED YEARS TilE CITIZENS for. that matter. The name of> 'ArthurE.

I, 't,:: :.CCUPIES' "AN.:,ENVIABLE PLACE STEADILY IN SOUTHERN TO TilE BANKING FRONT .- Donegan ,4s of state-wide prominence -
and is everywhere; the synonym ii
', for and i:
energy progressivenesa. A
i 1: SINGLE, element contributes safety of the valuables intrusted to native of Osceola county, he has ever
1 ;\ -1 more ,to the prosperity and its ,
well,being of care ,It,is equipped with a double been identified with with every movement -
any'' community automatic .vault_protection,. the vault tending to its improvement and
than a well organlted and Veil con- being lined with three plates'of steel, advancement: He is'. tower of

) ducted banking system. It must be and all so charged with electricity; strength to every,,enterprise in which :
in constant and,close touch with every that the Instant any part Is tampered lie Interests himself. That his abilities % 2

element of the community's' business with, alarms, both Inside and outsideof are'appreciated by his fellow citizens > ;
We. The farmer, the merchant, the the building are sounded and con- is shown by the unanimity with Y
laborer and the capitalist all dependmore tinue ringing until .//witched off. It which they have advanced him to positions x CI.. It Itark
or less upon the banker for advice would seem that the last precaution of honor and responsibility as

and, assistance, and not infrequent known to modem Science had been invoked opportunities have offered.. He has,
!/ for the sinews of war with for the'protection of its patrons. been Supervisor.of ,Registration,.Dep ,
which: :'to carry out their plane lie Safety deposit boxes are inside the uty Tax Collector' Deputy 'Clerk of

must be ready; and qualified to give vault. The triple time locks are an ,the Court,.Member of the.Legislature :

this advice and assistance and pro- added element security.The in 1907.elected i in I960 Clerk of ,the .'

vide the more substantial cash, if his bank fixtures are of Italian Circuit Court without opposition, and

\ judgment approve., or else see the marble and mahogany with bronze is now Senator from 'the counties 'of

wheels of business clogged Being grill work. The Directors' room in Osceola and Orange. In addition he
interested $in the development of this I the rear and the Cashier's room in is president of the St. Cloud National i

....; section, the banker must be a man of ,front are models of elegance and Bank and also of the 'State Bank of .t

:, rare good judgment lie must be able completeness. In short the whole interior Saines City The'enterprises in which'

to Discriminate quickly between the is a rare example of'what: can he-is interested are many and various,
true and the false; between that which be accomplished by a combination of and uniformly successful

is good and that which only seems large means and rare good taste. The present cashier, Mr. Paul' K,

\, good. While helping the one, he must The Personnel of the Bank. Weaver, came to,the bank from'Sanford -
be able to turn down the other in a But the managers realized at the where he had successfully: con*'

:' way that will not leave a sore spotto outlet that elegant fixtures of marble ducted the ,auditing department of the

the detriment of future business. and mahogany, while well enough in ,Sanford and Everglades railroad. He

Kissimmee is peculiarly fortunate their place, are not the sole requirements is an affable, 'courteous gentleman,
.. in the .men who are at the head of of a successful bank. 'The man whom it is a pleasure to meet in '\ :.t ; 11

its financial institutions, men of broad 'behind the business is the real direct- either a social or business way. f CITIZENS BANK BUILDING: ;, BROADWAY AND DARLINGTON' AVENUE _ :::11

and liberal views, men who do not hes- ing force. Upon'hi. brains and busi- The directors are substantial busi- ,' ,
itite to back up any meritorious enterprise ness ability and good judgment in ness men of Kissitnmee and vicinity ficieacy obtaining in the banks of the customers and others who'.may wish RESOURCES , t
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that makes for the upbuilding meeting and sizing up the many in- whose names are calculated to add big cities.A to take advantage of the modern County ?and-City- Warrant _> 1,007.40 ,'
strength and standing to the institu methods distinguishing this branch of Overdraft -__..__.-.-..-..-' None{
of the the advancement is
country; or of dividuals whom he must meet in the general banking business carried Stock and Bond ...____-._ '"'11.074.It
the general prosperity.The course of business, the success of the! tion. on, covering every Important line the business. Drafts can be drawn Bank Bulldlnc and Fl ture.-_ 11..0.. ...
Cash and Due from Be err. :
Citizen. Bank. institution must ultimately depend. In The Business of the Bank. known to the financial world through this institution on'reserve Bank ...j.__._+-..._,>_,?

The Citizens Bank of Kissimmee this regard the management made no The bank is located at 28 Broadway, This includes checking accounts on banks in the important financial centers 'Total _....,_J_.,' .... .....1. .
first opened its doors for business on failure, but fully measured up to the one of the best corners in the city. ':,deposit for the transaction of com- of the United. States, and also LiHiLITIEI" v' .

the morning of April 2, 1910. Due requirements, as is shown by the list Opening, as previously noted, for mercial business, while a large 'de- direct ;reading drafts written on for- Capital_ Stock ,.,--._-.:;::..? 55.000./t ?W..,
preparation had been made for the of officers and directors. One would business on April 2, 1910, its deposits partment is given over entirely to eign banks in almost any part of the I Surplus and Nit ProAta *.?' '.101..*' r '
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Depoelt. 1'.1." ,
opening by the erection of a commo- need to travel far to find a bank witha totaled on December 31 of that year savings accounts, which are subject world. For the convenience of its Bllli Payable ._?__?,-..?__-.--. 10.000.0tK5.44t.14 ;' 1
dious and even elegant banking house more able and substantial corps of the snug little sum of $120,244.43.One to withdrawal at any time, and -on I customers, and friends, the bank issuesTravelers'

of two stories, of which the bank was officials than those that head this up- year later they amounted to which interest at the rate of four percent I Cheques which may be I L Paul K. Weaver Cashier of the C1U- ir a w

to occupy; the first, while the second to-date financial institution. $172,260.28, while in December, 1912, ., compounded quarterly, is paid. cashed at sight at any banking housein lena Bank of KUelmmee.: do *ol mnlrv' D
was devoted to offices. It was 'no The present directorate consists of aggregated the sum of $268- Certificates Of deposit are also issued the world. wear that: the above ctatement: W

foundling coming unexpected and undesired Arthur E. Donegan, president; H. M. 382.44. This rapid increase of business -! either with' or without interest, Operated Under State Law. true the bout of my knowledge anA '

into a cold and cruel world, Pfann, C. W. Dann, F. W. Hill, L. H. is the best criterion of the esteemin and are found particularly desirable, The Citizens Bank is operated under PAUL, K. WEAVER. 'Caahler ', ,
but rather,a welcome visitor for whose Cohoon and. Mr. Paul K. Weaver, which the bank is held by the business in the form of Demand Certificates of the Florida State banking law, which Subicrlbed and sworn to before met) 't'

welcome and entertainment the most cashier. community. Deposit, where the immediate payment requires reports of its condition at tills toth day of June Jtlt.
elaborate preparations had been made. The mere mention of these names Patrons of the Citizens Bank have of a certain: sum is desired at any certain stated times. The following (Seal) D. 0. WAQNBR. rNotary'

t It would be hard to find in the entire I calls to mind several of the undisputed found by experience that they are accorded statement is condensed from its report Public.:. .
\ commlealon'asplre. Jan. 10 HIT.1Atttet q.
,,\South a bank where greater precautions leaders of industry of Osceola every facility for transacting I collection department' is operated to the Comptroller, made at the My : Arthur D.n...... c.W, Dana. ;'
had been taken to insure the county or of the whole state of Florida business with the same ease and ofe. -, for the convenience of the bank's close of business June 30, 1913.Kissimmee F. W, Hill pireotor., vi!! r.}
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9 Model A Progreluwe, Practical Sani" = .
7r4 Laundry I' I
k"<, tary By n7ZF Conducted Kritz r'.. '

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is an old saying that the complicated processes that have ers, the neck: and yoke-b nd;ironer', _' ", r

THERE is next to Godli- to be gone through in renovating his the collar ironer, collar-moulder or* ;',
\ soiled of the amountof collar-starcher at the' occasion'may: '+
garments, nor 1
1 ness. If this be true-and it
machinery that js required for the require. ft"
. r4vq w4d n !,. 4' has been disputed
harT never successfully: ; ,
turning out of good work..
;. I A Prosperity cojlarmoulder'made: ,
and in these days no one cares to dispute
"'5' A ten horse power engine furnishesthe by the Companyof
n it- then the model, sanitary; up- motive power for operating' the Syracuse, New York hat been purchased '

to-date steam laundry, under the many many' machines., Steam is provided by Mr., Kilts and will: be,tinA-' ', .;t"'"
agement of Mr. A. F. Kritt of this city, from the nearby ice plant, but among 'stalled as soon as received.' ,'., '" \" : ':{.)., ". ,' '
the improvements contemplated 'by A wagon *is run by; the establishment :: tP"
is not only a public benefactor, but is
Mr. Kritz in the near future is the and laundry will be picked'upand
a promoter of public morality as well. installation of a larger and more satisfactory promptly delivered to any'part'of t

Certainly there is no more* necessary engine running bn its own the city. '

+ institution and none more promotiveof steam. Mr. Kritz is not only doing a larger , y

R 1 man's comfort and general well- Three automatic;: washers of the trade in linen and starched work, but .j,

being than the well managed laundry.The Dixie, the American and the Cincin- I ia building up a large custom in what ; ,31s

Model Laundry building, located nati Machinery Company's make, all 'is known as "rough-dry and "flatf "'
r at the corner of Bryan and Stewart running at a high rate of speed, first I work, such as plain family washing'

; .- avenues, is about 40 by 80 feet, givinga receive the soiled garments as theyare This is done on very reasonable terms, 'jiv s y?'
floor space of over 3,000 feet, and brought to the building.A I and the people find that it is a great Ib. c
t ry 1M 1. ,I furnishing ample space for the installation thorough treatment in these I saving in time and convenience *hila:-' v

of the necessary machinery, washers removes every vestige of they are, at the same time guaranteed v>

ando the 12 or 15 operatives who are dirt, and they are hustled thence to the the most careful and sanitary 4

1 w constantly employed.The steam heated drying room where the handling of all things washable.

a business was started about two surplus water is rapidly absorbed, and An effort is being made to work up '+" ",

'" years ago by; Mr. F. Limbeck, who they are ready fur the finishing pro- an out-of-town trade with considerable-: -
.; I sold out some two months since to success. St. Cloud is already a 1W: '

.11 AM. Co. The Famous Friction' Drive Cartercar' : Jjr. A. "F. Kritz, the present owner cess.The larger pieces go, to the big eral patron and other nearby; towns :,

KIssimmee AUtO Handled By this Company and manager. two-roller mangle made by the Troy will no doubt speedily avail themselves ;; }
The average individual who patronizes Laundry Machinery Company, while of the advantages offered by; this to
't the advent of the mo.- value of out of town property beyondall every car owner realizes the value of .the laundry has but little idea of the smaller ones go to the body-iron- rstitution.
SINCE of proportion to its former figures. simplicity in the operation and man-
into the field as a means
, The importance of the motor car asa agement of a car. There is no comparison .
) there is hardly factor in building up the outlying i from the standpoint of sim- -

', department of, business activity that territory can hardly be overestimated. plicity, between this transmission and

1' "has not been affected to a greater or I The Kissimmee Auto Company, of the ordinary gear drive. It has but I *

;" less degree by this most important which S. B. Aultman is manager, is two; a ,friction disc runs : . :
i housed in a fine brick garage of its against a fibre faced wheel. Just consider .; ''
:. factor in traffic conitions.ft on Pos- reliability f '.. ._ ., :/ '>I.I' I.\} : :
own, of recent construction, that simplicity means ""Yil :'
: Motor driven vehicles have been seil Avenue between Broadway and one of the most important features of '_. ."-. : It. .-... I a N

) adapted to almost every phase of enterprise Church Street. The building is of the any transmission, and ;you will realize --,. ,.1'.i' 'v

d and the development of the most modern construction in every respect the great importance of this featureof t '

automobile industry has solved many with cement floors throughout, the Cartercar. Another pleasing ', i.'j"}: ' x
and trussed roof, offering the least feature of this car is the new electric '! .
a perplexing problem for manufactur- : ," .;. ', ,u N' r,
6 men in possible obstruction to the free pass starting and lighting system. When t';
retailers and business
q'I. age of cars in any direction. It is you enter a Cartercar you find a little ,
iont walk of life.
1.. : the real estateoperator. 60 by 110 feet, giving a floor space of knob on the front of the seat j
Take for example
'i of nearly; 7,000 square feet and a storage at the driver' left. Press this knob, r,
.r The rise to prominence
.) transportation capacity oft 60 to 75 cars. and your engine is cranked; turn it
+ practical
I j\ the automobile as a
;. r medium has worked wonders Compressed air for machines is fur- and you light all or as many lamps ,.., I, s !
and baaciTen' nished free and a supply of the best as you pl_. Changes. of speed are 1 lt,
iR :: in realty of .various kinds land lubricating oils and gasoline is kept made without noise or jerks, thus add, -. ... :::
and country; '
to.suburban deal .to the mileage of ; ':, .
Kissimmee ing great
than ele- constantly on band, in fact the ", '- '' ra
value bigger, boost any .; ,
is equipped to tires. But to enumerate all the advantages -
meat that has heretofore been regard- Auto Company;
of of this 'car,would take more a
'ed as a factor in real estate apprais- meet every; possible
.. ban could be 'allowed in this
'* the automobilist or motor boatman.Mr. space ( we
aja automobile .SeW Aultman is general agent for Special Edition, and we must,forbear, .'
The influence
't far-reaching In this ,respect a* mu- the,counties of Osceola, Orange, Seminole leaving .the.further, demonstration of !, ' .;;:'>r,
: are'1 to lairdvalnes'in'great'dtles. and ,Volusia for, the Cartercar, its many advantages,.to Mr. Aultman ,0: ;. :< .:: .. ... : :''' ;
'>(, atopal;improvements.,. ,Since the. i,5. manufactured: at Pontlac:, Mich. Thiscar himself, who"'is amply qualified to' do ,, .. ,". ., v ,."' : :-sr 'd"t': ({" \ '
that in
it Justice. Suffice.itto; aay
most '
x, 'valuation:lof' taxable property, has many advantages over :
If- sewed ': ,
control -unlimited ;
of f spee4eandeconomy \ -
thw'most,Important easy : .
other care, ,
f' U the bade of revenue In Incorporated of:power, it possesses features , ",,'. '
which'perhaps is: th.: frletlo trans ; -
cities 'the '
and towns
of ''that gannet' be' toothighly "'!' IT'p
mljsion. This is simplest form ;
(. < Ji; *rrie";real ;;:Into/the/ treasury the transmission.known',to the trade and vafue'd:, t;% I'I.... '( .PLANT OF THE:KISSIMMEE:MODEL); LAUNDKT, :,
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"One'o'f the Boys"as- Made Goodf canbe assured of the' most complete\' "J\''
service be had in ;: .
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., A Knight of the Grip 'Proves Success as a Landlord. . I With its concrete /construction. well. "and U* .....

metal roof, the Manhattan may
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called strictly fire proof. 'Althoughthe

general traveling public li always, .-.
EXTREMELY important conslderation -
at this, hotel and can ijbe'augured
A' welcome
c, as an' Clement. of
> r -.utees. or failure in.the management Manlzatta'9.lOlel'. is a Flourishing Institution 'that they will be well cared for,'
t the long experience of Mr?Poe: s a
-- Din hot.ell. that location. traveling man has. eminently qualified .

1 A hotel may be ever so food, but If it him to care for this especial :I.SI'of '

ia placed in an undesirable situation, trade. Being "one of the boy"

4+, f with unpleasant surroundings, or it himself, he knows to a fraction just

inconvenient of access, the traveling 4'y ,what the boys want and lays himselfout
to please them. That he la BUCJcceding
public will it by, or fail to' find
pass !
in his endeavors is shown by;
t, It at all, and failure, or, at best onlya I the rapid growth of his trade in that

partial success is possible. On the direction. There is probably no> more

contrary, place a hotel on a prominentcorner : II loyal class to their friendship than the

where the incoming traveler I traveling men of the country. When
they are treated well at a hotel, and
Cannot fail to see it as he goes up
\\0 I once form a liking for it, it becomes a
town from the depot; make its surroundings sort of home for them, and they constantly :

bright and attractive, and } return to it, and what is more,

success wilfasjsurely come to it as the NJ they bring their friends. In this way,

.honey bee comes to tie blossom. SuchIs w'T the hotel .forms a constantly enlarging
circle of patronage that is its most
the fortunate location( of the Manhattan
efficient and cheapest form of adver-
Hotel of this city. On the tising.
'corner of Dakin avenue and Pleasant Altogether, the Manhattan has ",

street, it ia only half a block from the come to be, in an incredibly short

Atlantic Coast Line depot, and In full I -- space of time, ono of the city's strong'
drawing cards, and Manager Poe,
sight of that building. Every visitorto
through the high ideals which he ha
the city, he wends his to
as way
-1 set up, end Is constantly maintaining,
the business portion, comes to its hospitable W: is proving himself to be the' right maD:

doors, and not a few enter in the right place. "

therein. Onco inside they quickly _yw p It Is a fact universally admitted _.
that first-class hotel accommodation
recognize it as a desirable and home
have a powerful influence on the de*
like place to stay, and remain its
velopment of any region, and taking.
c -patrons as long- as their' business M this'view of the case, a well managed

keeps them in the city. Better still, and popular hotel is a valuable factorin

they sound its praises in other towns, the community.

and on the road, and no better advertisement . - . .- .. ... .- --- u_ ..;'w'................":... I I I|I Personally man to meet.Mr. Poe Courteous is a very, affable pleasant -,
; can be had by hotel than
I I and gentlemanly, he combines the
a satisfied guest HOTEL MANHATTAN. LANDLORD POE IS "ONE OF THE BOYS." NUFF SED. i brisk alertness of the ideal traveling '

Mr. G. B. Poe the .. I man with the genial suavity of the
proprietor and -- -- __________ ___
i successful landlord. Ills circle of
manager of the hotel, is, as his letterheads length of his sheets nor the clean ground floor, and is supplemented bya nearly $1,000 in repairs and Improve- scrupulous care and attention are the I friends is widening every day in the
'state, "One of the Boys." An towels he will be expected to furnish balcony; on the second story. The ments. Every room was kalsomined elements that, combined with skill in year.

7 extended experience on the road as his guests. The sheets will be not twenty-three rooms for the accommo- and screened and thoroughly cleaned, cookery and prompt and satisfactory The entire staff of the hotel from
merely as long as tne :aw allows or dation of guests are all screened, and everything place: In first-class
service make
commercial man for a big city house go to dining at the Man- the manager down to the most humble
requires, but they will be amply long many of them are fitted up with brass condition. The bath hattan s
has"put him wise" rooms are supplied a gastronomic delight. Forty- servant, is actuated by the
as to the requirements for the comfort of the sleeper, and the beds, and on all the beds are the very with both hot and cold water. four persons can be comfortably accommodated sire to please, the same courtesy and

of the average traveling man, towels will be plenty, and renewed. as best springs obtainable. The build- The dining room shared in the ren- at the tables. It goes efficiency in service, and the earn de

.l,' ..,. and be spares no pains nor expense 'often as may be required. ing was erected about three years ago, ivatioii of the rest of tho house, and without saying that a person as care- termination to promote the comfortof

to meet in every particular these re The building is a large concrete expressly as a hotel. Upon taking was completely equipped with new and ful of the external comforts of his the guest by every possible means.

quirements. No legislature will structure'forty by eighty feet on the possession on March let of the present first-class furnishings. New linen, guests as Landlord Poe, will not allow It all makes for the success and
aNd 'to lava ever ground and three stories in height. A year, Mr. Poe gave it a thorough new dishes and new cooking utensils the inner man to suffer, and the cuis larity which the house is BO rapidly:
:,, 11 pass regulating the roomy porch entirely surrounds the renovation ana re-fitting, spending and everything handled with the most ine ia all that could be asked for. achieving. ,


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Energy, Pluck I k i I" EN'S' /

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ANY ,MENTION of the leading i pressly to house their growing business I .:'

of Kissimmee which ; and is in every way splendidly

omitted referent to the Mach adapted to their requirements.Back ,:

Bro. Livery and Sale Stable on the of the main building is another,' : n nnHn ____ 1'f "

corner of Broadway.' and Dakin ave- also of two stories, of corrugated iron; ,' 't1
nue necessarily fragmentary thirty by seventy-five in aise .. 't : ,
feet- the ,. ..
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| and incomplete. Occupying one of the lower floor used for stabling their I. .. ; .. '. ". .\. r'
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moat prominent corners In 'the city. large stock of 'horses and mules, and' ,.eighty/ 'to''onehundr; d. horses 'Jt would> not'try1 to- get" along/- keep'tbe necessary; teams' % ; ..., and..

In a handsome two story brick bulldinll'fadncfntbe the upper for'storage, purposes:;! are handled in.!\this. 'waq annual))." by without tedder.' By its use the drying I mentfto'dp: "It, themselves.; ): r, e
the-flim/ andjeuHpg period greatly short*, it.eheaperJt41r e'the: depart
[ right direction to Their stock of horses'and mules 'The Mach"Bros,.started )n'the'livery erred,-and the 'consequent';)isk' of damage duping',the,Short'and"b1l1Yo;' stand-. ..n". .
attract the notice of every in-comer: usually numbers from thirty to: sixty business about five years'' ago. Owing frorginls: 'lessened.,, It ought I to;,keep the tams'Jh4' i ., con t -

[from the trains the place of business head, and is frequently replenishedby to the energy and enterprise, manifest to ,.meet:whh* a large sale In'Florida, the longer'season when'they ,<, r
of this enterprising young firm is one importations from Nebraska where ed by the firm Its growth has been' remarkably where the rains of the) haying season I required 'There }.''much"'of 7- M ''
Originally from Chi are' '0' frequent and damaging.The of work to be don and their : and p
of the prominent features of the town. they find the stock that seems' best r ) 'x
cago it .may be' an' open 'question firm are also the resident agents i wagons' are kept busy In needs of t
| Seventyflv feet by eighty in dimentions adapted to the requirements, of this whether their hustling qualities are of'the-Stanjiard Oil Comp'any'and doa I A force of intelligent farmintt > ,,i. ",

,,Jt contains sixthousand square country. They find little trouble in the result of their residence in the large and growing business in 'the I emPtoyed'at 'the stables ani- i .' :

I feet of floor space none too much for acclimating the stock shipped in, andit Windy City, or whether they were in lines of oils and gasoline. Two wagons round, and kindness fa

I the proper transaction of the business.A seems to be rather a matter of good herited. Probably the latter is the are kept constantly in service, one perfect cleanliness are the sub-1' "
of' rules of the establishment hand-
to supply the neighboring towns ,
cement floor is laid over the entire care and good judgment in handling case.The firm handles,!! the goods of the Loughman; St. Cloud, and Orange strictly enforced. to fill '

I area.. Doors open on both Broadway than anything else. Their losses from International Harvester Company, Center and one for the city trade. The firm enjoys an ., .;" r,. ..1 $+ i
this cause have been remarkably light consisting of wagons, mowers, rakes, For those who prefer the automo-> tation for its absolute equipped. ,.....f'-.., .?.'-!"
and.Dakinavenue', giving easy access The horses brought in are put into tedders, manure spreaders, etc. The I bile to the horse they have two machines -, for the high; quality of f.x : ,'. ', (<0'

I from either direction. The upper harness as Boon as they have recovered latter machine was introduced by themin find are prepared to add to which they offer for:, sale daring :. U' + 1}

story Is divided into twenty-two rooml.lOme' tried this country, andthey are having their equipment in this line as occasion rule 'which .obtains with at any".'
from the and
trip, thoroughly '' .
of which furnish for an encouraging sale. The hay tedder may require. backing up every sale by ., have <
quarters '
out. The firm is thus enabled to forman which they ,are just introducing i ii An important feature of their business reputation. They have .. ,..! t J
I various,real 1 estate firms, while'others opinion as to their merits or de one of the greatest laborsaving de- is the hauling of oranges to the sufficient length of time to eatab-..

I are used as living rooms. merits. After this preliminary trial vices ever offered to the farmer. It depot in season Many large growers confidence of the I. ';, credit;to:}. ." ' I

: The building was erected something/ the horses are ready for market, and is in universal use in the great haying prefer to hire their fruit hauled' .to probity and integrity. profit.'., "

Deli:'two ;years ago by the firm, ex- are sold as purchasers may appear.! regions. of the North, in fact the far- the railroad for: shipment rather than Both partners are \ I : ;

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FLORIDA, the land of almoet and incorporation in are sH : (,w M, I,

IN perpetual summer; no industry That>they have succeeded in Kisslm-:," ',

A Firm. That Contributes Largely to --may be regarded as more vitally, is proven by the fact that alone. *''

related to: the health and comfort of ness has increased over
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the public than the ice business.. cent in the last two years. .,B.tCar-( r'

the Health and Comfort of Kis-_ Clean,-pure ice is as great a necessity The first requisite .0(, and W.' Hw ,

t as pure water, and sanitary. and up.todate pure witter. and this the b'r" are.-.- rk

methods of manufacture alone cures from two deep F. O'Ber-. ,. u,
simmee and the Neighboring ., C. A. < ,,
can secure such a supply. This is the one of four and the '
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ideal that-The Kissintmee Ice &: Cold _inches in diameter and ;' .
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Territory Storage C mpany'.haa borne constantly into the earth to a depth o & with.the It y

in mipd! since', their organization four hundred feet. These .. ever '

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clear water. But the H. fist*; t. ,
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the water is parsed ,'and *' ..
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through a filter which : years.'":
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: lutely germless and : ,
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froicn cakes are ,turned
t .' ,. ;: d Shingle ,, ;"
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as transparent as '
L plate glass. I servant of'\; '

: '", I Il The scientific aharps \. :, road ? '
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many deleterious germs piece of ii 'c
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sity for
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) ,LC," "' ? -: -When .the:'.pteMptI': .,ke; e ,
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'. over the' plant from. its' ) :ofteAeOn- M
in 19104 was'given.a ; evi-' .

.1)I hauling and:repairing:' : ; : ; ,:-and,',the .
I i chines.were thrown .,u "Dd .of such'' "
by''others'of: the"mo itj.pj1': ; new1 and '

ern",'type;,furnished\" J : j, lull' 'give* t
A,1fy '
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I doubled; 'being: increaaed,, j !!, beat suclr' "'1 t' nd
to 'T'eDteen'' : : ; \he', '
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department/was'/ nacbaC.
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hopekaliga enough from the city's
I'' r Paradise Island All That Its Name IIn'pliesA.'Veri noise and eonf uslonr but near enoughto '
w i .. be'of, easy, ,access] ',by that most ,:' f & / ... f. ,

'' : ; ble'ILal d of,. Enchantment pleasant form' of locomotion, -the "

, ,' I motor boat.; Zo'

f = ---It .Only Awaits the Transforming 1 I covered It .Is practically'circular with a magnificent' inform''forest, ,. t u !,
; : growth surrounded on' all 'sides\ U vij1jiJ
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Hand of Man to Become a gently; sloping beaches,:inviting to thebath. _,, .. : i
On one side lies the hustling ,
A, ' ?E TrLr
Real Paradise. beautiful the'.; city groves of.and Kledmmeeon farm"homes, another ,of :

I .tU.n.hU..waT off ,to the southis I \
a twelve mile stretch of the'waters

of the' lake beginning the :most picturesque . ,. -./\,,'." ."- .. '
Its Past- -Legendary , be had In the entire \ :
Southland through the chain of lakes'and j
rivers Lake Okeechobee'and the ::1

drainage.. canals to Miami and, Ft. :1Ii Ii
; . and Historical Myers. .
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: Telephone connection Is had through .
the .Kissimmee Telephone Company

with ths"mainland,' placing the.island ,. :LOVELT; HOME OF FRANK A. VANS AGNEW PARADIB.IS&AIFA.. : ..
In close touch with the business interests '

THE remote put of the island Many interesting stories are, relatedof of,the citIt I* only a, mat- .' r..i' r.-.. tee 1.. -Jra. I
-' OF ..... really know but very little. these early owners which we must 1 :, .'
predecessors, the Indians, omit for lack of space. They seem :' V can'putt rip*pesrdas. f. the NewTor&
IVept no records, unless the traditions to have been convivial, improvidentand > w market aft this ttssse ef the year baa' s ;

"t, 'Which were handed down orally from litigious souls bent oh enjoying no cause te worry ewer the redaction

'' generation, to generation might be the present, but somewhat careless. of In the: tariff on eifero. frafta .
called records; and even these, dealing the future. The orchard in itself ia well worth !

iv />: as .they did with the mighty deeds of Capt. Stratford was a retired British going" far ts seat Chenrjrcultivated: I ; f
warrior or chieftain, have faded away army officer, who possessed to the } r r1 r sub-irrigated1 from flowing well ITS
; d: with the passing of the red man into full that intense love of nature which Y feet deep, ..... pcee ted em all aide
_ the dim and misty past seems to be characteristic of the high by the originai-fcres'growUi-"from:

i ; However there are some lingering class Englishman. In building his high wind and possible frosts, It 1* I

traces left which go to show that the house he decreed that no tree shouldbe l a brilliant example what can be

f' ; beauties of the island were known and cut down, and although several fine ? 1L' accomplished, with fertile soil when,
1 appreciated by the aborigines, and oaks stood within the lines or close to backed up. by Florid suashine and

that considerable numbers of them them the lines of the house were intelligent handling.

,f. must have resorted to the Island from swerved and the oaks were saved. r 6 rY -- ITS FUTURE-PROPHETIC
time to time. One of'these evidences An incident of his ownership was
b the number of'flint arrowheads and the advent of a squatter, who settledon : It does not require the eye..of,. a
island and refused prohhet to foresee the future of the
t other pieces of flint that have been the obstinately
; r found along the shores by the resi to move. Recourse was had to the island. It is not a trucker's proposition

, dents. Another is the fact that to courts, and the objectionabletenant 'K although the fertile 'soil would
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s the present day there is a trail leading was finally ejected, but not until his make any kind of farming richly remunerative -

across the island bearing the name of wife had time to plant a few orange ; it is rather an 81ePatplace

the Indian road. It passes under a seeds. These seeds grew and throve for winter homes for people who

y t .y great oak, on which there is an ancient like theproverbial green bay tree, want the best, and are careless of the
i "blaze," evidently made for a purpose. although they never had the least at cost. There are hundred of such

Tradition, tells us that the remains tention or care and never a pound of people in the North, and they are; look:

+ .of the mighty chief Tustenegee were fertilizer. Today they are fifteen or ing for just such spots aa Paradise..

buried under this oak, but the historyof twenty feet in height, with glossy dark .. Island offer in such profusion. It
the ruthless and iconoclastic white green foliage, and loaded with fruit. ; only needs to be brought before them'in

( f r' man.tellsus'. that Tustenegee was The fruit Is of the finest and sweetest a proper way and they will clamor

: I : ',' 4 buried in.1 Alabama. It is probable variety. It is never sold but is kept for the privilege of making their/

that1*the oak Casts its 'shadows over for the especial use of the proprietor homes on such a beautiful Island. lp e

r the:remainsJof some earlier chieftain and his friends. .. Mr. Vans Agnew has n.veV made ,
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w slY, long:antedating the days of the renowned THE PRESENT-DESCRIPTIVE .1< '" ." ,," any"'effort to sell' any'tpartUof'thi.Island. :

4 Tustenegee... The island comprises about"80 acres PEACHES. IN PARADISE._.THE VANS AGNEW1' ORCHARD, ON PARADISE ISLAND ., It I. his hone and will doubtv:' ,
"4 Be that-as j ft may; the tradition was of fertile land, lying like ,an'emerald 'P: I less always remain sochw: He ls'tar ,:
} strong enough in the early days tot "" more anxious to. have it peopled with

+ ,.:'arouse'the cupidity of' white men the house, commanding a long view families at culture and refinement?

rr whose greed for gold was greater thanreverence of the lake and its opposite chores good neighbors in, short, than; he'ia,

: for the dead, and' many holes' '," :. ; studded with houses and farms. A to reap any I immediate profit,,on(his)'
were, dug:under', the :oak in hope offinding '" + short distance away one catches investment. He ceuld undoubtedlyput

?' the buried. chief or rather the t tt through the trees glimpses of the red' I the price low enough' to( ''attract;:

t treasure that ''was supposed to 'be tiled roof of the elegant bungalow of l indiscriminate buyers: ,; while yielding,

; ,buried with him. There ii' no proof Mr. R..W,. Meiklejon who shares with him' a liberal profit,, and in ,a short

i'II". ,,.that they ever found anything to re- Mr. Vans Agnew the beauties and time fill the island up with a heterogeneous :
I "ward their labors; and the holes;; now S< delights of the island. Mr. Melldejon population who. would have

almost filled.1'up and obliterated ,by . ,: ., ,. is something a-landscape gardener' nothing in common, !except it,may be
'".the passage of, time, are the sole remaining T : ... ; ,, as well as a nature lover, and has laid the destruction of the;Island's beauty
s, evidence of their sacrilegious >'" .'' ..,,:. ,;' out his place with rare skill and good I by its comnierdaliration.r''

r. 'attempts.: '. : taste. Fountains and flower beds and ,
f ;: j
Fortunately there is no danger of
.Time passed on; the -red man was .. ; beautiful lawns are included in his
... ,.; drlv.aut'' from the land he loved, r '1 ;-;,: ..: : .', plans for beautifying nature. anything of that' kind happening. Mr.:,
. . Vans Agnew is folly alive, to 'the
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'.f' p( :_. and, the white'' man took possession. r .. .... A stroll over the !island throughits
: .. "> beauty and! value of'his property and,
ti Spaniard and Frenchman and Englishman .' '. ' ' ;
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.' many intersecting paths, will not do anything to cheapen it
coveted the land and for .
ter'f.*\ r it,'until; finally Spain ceded fought it to the ;, : !' 'f. : .' :,,': '.), ."" ., :.;. ;, ".. the guidance of Mr. Vans Agnew lie wisely holds th.. price;at a point:

. ,United States in 1819. But it was .:, ;I' '''' : :.,: .,; :_ will still furth i convince one of its that will insure the buyer to be a man

'' ,: 'not'until 1849 that a United Statesurveyor numerous natural advantages. Everywhere of means in search of ,a,.beautiful' ,',
assisted r t home rather than an ordinary speculator
by two Spanishlinemen are the great oaks the magnolias ,'t
,. ran his lines across and put hankering after a paltry profit.
and myrtles the charming Being such a high class proposition
Paradise Island the Then ,
nearly a quarter of century map.elapsed '; : views of the lake and the town. The it was only natural that the sale of.the
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undergrowth, while distinctly subtropics
before one thought the island island should be entrusted to a high'class
'r ; worth;,;'having.any Finally In 1873 the I ;=:;"' :{Vc' ,! in its character is not so man, and Mr. R. 'W Melkle ,
dense be difficult 1
as or impossibleof
was selected the ,to
,State'of,Florida granted ,it to Jas. P. as man
''Hughey and W., A. Patrick. From removal. Once cleared away the handle It. Of lonc,experienee in the'
II I-: island will become one. great park real estate business and ,
,this. date.the authentic history of the possessing
k it- : .island begins., Ownership passed to : i:. with a multitude of beautiful building. a world-wide knowledge of men; and,

"; ...Patrick in 1883 and from him to I BEAUTIFUL BUNGALOW OF It. W.. MEIKLEJON.y; PARADISE ISLAND.' sites.: countries gleaned by extensive travel,

?;+, Captain '''Jam...C. Stratford in ,1891. .' But the natural beauty of the islandIs it is safe to say he will make ne mss. ,
? ". l. . not its merit. It take. That '
)' 4' . : . . possessesa he will meet with success
ter'of time"when'lleetik. lighting will soil surpassing fertility. Black, is as certain. that he will place the,

b. added to the other conY nl eare. deep and rich, it fairly forces vegetation property In its true 'aspect before: 'the

t"Ii ;The island pasee4 '*inthehands*-**| of forward. We have already proper, parties: \ "-' li""<" "".

d its ., present'wnerj:;-.1 I:MrFTrank Vans spoken .of the seedling orange tree*. A few year? will"see. therIsland,
Agnew/ia'1908.- he consideration; Is In growth and foliage and fruit they shores lined with'beantifui"Villia,'thr;
h ; / would not be out of place in the best homes of :
reflne4 Intelligent: pW
but would be'oaf :
1 V i not given, it to nay :
i 1 grave,,however thoroughly cultivated pie cone.nla1"nell'hbor. 'with, one
br / that he would not part with it for many :;
and fertilised. Other evidence is not common object, the beantlficatlon by
time the--purchase: prtce.'vThe'} writer
wail fortunate\enough'to'reoeive', lacking,,.Mr. Vans Agnew has a grove very possible artlftca1.JI1e&D1 ;of the;, ?4
1 of tangerines ur, .years old that naturally beautiful ,where
fromMr.: spot they
s F 19v1tatloD' : 'Vans\Agnew re '
- 4; cently'to visit the island,and of course have ,never been fertilized, and yet have fixed their 'homes.hp'under-;:
.theyare; as thrifty and vigorous as it brush will be cleared a"aT sbut'the'! ,
accepted..; It. was, .*n occasionj; to" belong is { '
possible for any grove to be. Ard grand old sacrificed.
'remembered' '',, ,"A short trip across trees will not be' .
they ,J'e' 'I a.ded with..fruit, promiseof They will remain '' '
the' *parldtag waters* of ',the lake to adct. dlpU, stn t'
' .a, golden, harvest! later on. Even beauty and shade to ,
brought its to,the uoclci; smith. pleas. .th.Janc".whl
ores of tha)day begani; \J this ,is not ;; ] .the,' evidence. N.(, the.tronp.t. they have adorned torso, manyyestsP-k. ; i
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; : ; s As :proof of the pudding Roads wUl be cut, not on straight rec. p
| Is in the eating, to -a
quote homelyold tangular lines
ka' arilawsgenU: but winding in and out', r
j proverb;- to the fertility a soil among the trees and ; the'lake-: .'
water's'.' edge Arsy(greets .*he\.ye'of 'beet.lhown by the returns,,which it shore, offering' beautiful, along''vista here; ,=
1 the"visitor.., 'Scattered; about:ga''this: makes'for.:'cultivation:. and there J
... .' many, charming';homes I
lawn ere;.th. ag.. almettoe.. B1%' ._r. .VanLAgnew'hasis'fl; ;, ,, :v, acre' sites. Boats of description' .will +
Mf ing:the:tropical: { teach to'remind i -one" peach orchard ehichmarryel; ; In moored to. the.many'dosks'and; In, '* +
a that'he is ,in South Florida.-' Back of and : ,
I : 'vigor, productiveness! He U'ship* thehi the, residents will make'.their! (1. ,
the green.1. tnVfofestJprime-! : ping now t to;' the .New' Y irk'market; trips to. th" ; ttY. :DJ'.tt \ '
P Pr vat; gigantic-live, and,{(water'.oaVs,tn and; each 'six'baeket: 'carrier'brings :them tHefancy.seizes
togo! furtherdown, ,
a r their' drapingof mots, tall palmettos, : back;: .to,"him; the ':.neat:,littla, sum' of .through the chain ;
graceful maples'.n4.myrtl s,iwitl1'the, ,five, to i?:slx...and'.one'half':dollars/ He to ,Okeechob 'and of lakes and' ;.rivets; '"
e, .id.on to the At;
.nr&'l'een maghbllas.make,'np.'a'scene", !vrrm'bay.froat -
, ;fohrftoftve.hundred: ;,: lantic -A
or ths' AUtW
. eonVenVlences
of"eyivab"beautyfl" !.that'\ muSt,>e (seen:'baskets,' and would -,
have bad twiee:.
., . .. . .: and luxuries of m"e4eru life MR'betheirey
,' '**' -1 1rt .. t1" I.f"; t'c ... ' Ji" ",Ii< to;;"b.e:.,fc01y4 pprec .t'lJt{ ; <>an'/, ''many': but for'they excessively'' bard ;. and ParadUe;' ;':; f :
: INt"'iriD
I I I"I neverbe* /adequately; aeri :: 'Embowered 'rains\ 'in' ; ( :
It ) !: i. ; ,:'March, which cut:down his haye come into Its own and 'be'.P&WIl.: ,

,| ?,' r ,,Jf'r 'triBW'OF'"pIEI' ptEJON; '8 'Dbc RAbiysiEisLA ? YD. > ,_ : among- v- : the 'line"oake3'stands'10. -' l crop-to, at, least half;, ':'The 'man :who, "dice Indeed., ' ,"' '" r '" ,' ..jL. a
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J ,, 4 to Make' the &Berry Farm a.Model'For .tile Florida Farmers

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T IS A, LONG step from a plain feet apart one way by forty feet the. : surrounding, making a good aized ; 1

I Florida farmhouse to the marble other, giving plenty of room between i I farm for the man who desires to en. f
halls ofthe United States Senate!, the. rows for the passage of wagons I gage In agriculture more extensively -, >
vhich body some one haa denominated and other implements. At the time than I can be done on ten acres.
'The most august legislative body( I of the writer's visit the trees were ; Many of the ten acre tracts will have
on earth." But long as the step is, undergoing thorough pruning. As further I tine bearing orange trees on them, and tall
t has been taken in recent years by evidence of his enterprising spirit' r w 'JR F will be the very best of 'Florida
two men oM W. J. Bryan, who diedbile it may be aid that. Mr. O'Berry owns .5 ry i f r'' ifp l .' P land. '

holding the position, and the the! only power sprayer in Osceola Farming Here No Experiment.'It .
ther his brother, the present Senator ; county. Mounted on a wagon, it is should be always borne in mind ;
M. I L' Bryan. Both passed their toy driven down! .between the rows of trees. I that farming 'on this land is no ex-
hoodf days in the same farmhouse' al- Two lines of rubber hose attached to periment. Mn O'Berry has demonstrated t t -
nost in sight of Kidsimmec, known the barrel fcprnying\ fluid, and supported -- time and.time again the capabilities
8 the old Bryan Place, christened by long bamboo poles give 4 of the soil in the production,
bow through change of ownership; easy access to the trees on cither side. of crops. One has but to look at the
he "O'Berry Farm." This is a db.Inct.ion .- Two rows can be sprayed at every I growing crops to be convinced of its F

that, we fancy, can hardly be )passage of the wagon, but In practiceMr. productivity. Mr. O'Berry's farm ,l
Claimed by another house in Florida O'Berry finds it better to spray might be called! a "demonstration ; .A
ayhap there. is something in the at-I,I but one tree. at a time, using both I farm," were it not that the name a
osphere of the old house/that. causes lines of hose for that purpose. A partof I seems to carry with it the idea of
__ nen to grow big. If so there are ,,, the grove had already\ been sprayed extra care and cultivation for the purpose "
hances for tie future for the O'O'Borry and although but a few days had of'producing extraordinary results ,- Y
amity numbers five boys and five elapsed, the beneficial results were to impress the beholder. There
iris. Who knows but there i is a fu- ] already apparent.A is nothing of the kind on the O'Berry
ire Senator, or even a President <, part of the grove consists of farm. The crops there growing were '
fmong the number? Stranger things I Iivo I young trees, one, two and three yearn produced in the ordinary course of the
_ happened, and it is an interesting old, and some buds of this season's farming operations. They have received '
family in any event. i setting. They all showed remarkable no more care and attention than w

_ Not. Ten-Acre Farmer. | ,growth:: fully bearing out Mr. O'Ber- I the average good farmer should give Jk ;
f Mr. (' erry is none of your ten-i I ry's assertion as to the natural adapt his crops, and no attempt has been
cres-cnough fai mire. A thousand ,, ability of the soil to the growth of i made to make a favorable showing y; '
ties does not more than afford suf- oranges and other citrus fruits. As NEW LAND CLEARING ON TilE O'BERRY FARM. What Mr. O'Berry has done, any -r ,
cient scope for his ambition to assert he put it, "You can stick an orange good farmer can do, for the soil is i
_ ta insatiable activities. And such sprout in the ground anywhere and it there to base his operations on.
thousand. acres! All fenced, and I will grow." method of preparing the land for this the homes of future settlers will be city man, and he doesn't lay out hia The Man Behind the Farm.

ntaining woodland, pastureland, He Excels: as a Trucker.But crop is somewhat peculiar. lie has made. Here Nature has provided an lots after the cramped up city style. Since the Spanish-American war the i
armband and truckland. and all the it is not as an orange grower cleared and plowed four acres of virgin abundance of shade beneath the wide- : These are big :two-acre "tract*" as phrase "The man behind the gun," has i .A } S
ery best of its kind. High hammock I alooe that Mr. O'Berry excels. lie land, and on this land he pens spreading branches of century-old. live they might well be called; plenty big become a standard expression in American A {
vered with a heavy growth of great )I is some trucker as well. His cropsof every night: 300 head of cattle and oaks, to which many magnolias, hick- enough to keep a horse and cow and literature. Originally used! to s.
k trees, interspersed with magnolias, cabbage and other garden productshave will continue to do so until plantingtime. ories, and gum trees. add a pleasing some chickens, and have a good big describe the brave and skillful American .b '
ckories and wild orange; prairie I become famous and furnished The droppings of the cattle are variety. Cleared of the underbrushthis garden besides if desired. Indeed, gunners who contributed so materially F i
vered with a luxuriant growth of many illustrations for the newspapers. thoroughly incorporated with the soil, wood will be one great natural' there are many places in the state td the success of the American tk4
Live grasses, where hundreds of His specialty however, seems to be and the resulting fertility can be Im- park. Broad avenues are cut throughit where two acres is considered quitea navy, it has come to mean the personality ., ;

the graze the year round; muck, eggplant.. Whether, he has an especial I agined. It is one grand object lesson running down to the county road, farm, sufficient-for, the---support of of any man who has made an "
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It would be ample room for extraordinary. success in life. A study ,i'
I crossed at convenient distancesby a family. I
diversificationin and
black and full of humus, ideal ]liking for the cultivation of this veg- on the desirability of
deep, how the others. the poultry yard, and poultry is a I of the. life and methods of "the man /r tbehind"
for trucking; up-land, friable gray I''etable, and so gives it especial care, or farming, showing profitable and in
: branch of farming is always interesting -
soil with yellow sub-soil, suitable for whether his soil is especially adaptedto combination of trucking and stock- Here there. are forty-five residence very profitable
do know be made. lots.. SJow don't get the idea that when properly conducted.For structive. .
and especially adapt- it, we do not know, but we farming may '
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general these residence lots are the measly the man who intends to make Mr. O'Berry is a native of Geotgia, !
all varieties of I i I that he secures surprising results. He The Future Development. .
led growing
desirable to orange Florida! soil lying within the I estimates the profits from this cropat It is in the. wood land, however, that little 25 by 100 variety such as you his living by farming and desires that grand old state which is responsible J, 'j
boundaries of the fence that incloses $SOO per acre, and will have four Mr. 'Berry's plans for developmentcenter pay big prices for in the city. Noth- more land there are ten-acre tracts, for so, many good Floridians of ;
Rarely, indeed, I acres on his home place alone. His and it is in the woodland that ing of the kind. Mr. O'Berry isn't a. all easily accessible to the residence today.Although he came to Floridamore
thousand acres.
the section. The advantages of this planare than a quarter of a century ago, ;.;
does one find a piece of land! l of such obvious. The residences being | he-U stilltin the prime of middle life .
extent in Florida] which is so uniformly I T --I II grouped together will have all the advantages and boasts of his abbility to hold a
good as this O'Berry farm. About of both city and country. ,I plow or dig out an obstreperous stump _
one hundred and fifty acres are cleared I 7 I They will escape city taxes, but can with; any of his men. Up and afield ;J 1at
already and this area is being added ,, have all the city improvements.. The four in the morning, he la ever on v ,
to every year by the enterprising )i I telephone is already there, and electric the alert for whatever will Improve t +

owner. lights can be put there when occasion I I conditions or increase results. We have ,:
The Orange Grove; \ requires. The families can already\ mentioned that he possessed ;'
Nothing is more attractive in the I combine and install a local system of the only power sprayer in the county. ?

of the Northern visitor than a I water works at a very small individual The first manure t spreader ever ;'
in its full expense that. will be every whit as brought into the. county was purchased -!!
fine orange grove I I fr satisfactory as the city plant. The by him. He has always shown him- V* '
fruitage. : when the trees are laden I r+- isolation and loneliness of farm life self progressive, and at the same time ,:,'''
with the golden globes waiting the : will be done away with, and the farmer I practical; quick to recognize improve- ;?
harvest, or when the pure white blossoms will have all the social advantages I I nventa and prompt to avail himself r'. I II
fill the. surrounding atmosphere ;: of his city neighbor Indeed, the city |I of them. :i.
with. their delicious fragrance. Fancya man .may be his actual neighbor, as |, Nine head of horses and mules are f-"'
grove of fifty acres of full bearing aI the place is not more than ten or fifteen kept on the place, and ten or twelve .(,;$, ,
trees, thirty foot or more in height, I minutes ride by automobile from : men are constantly employed. During ';

and with a corresponding spread of the business part of Kissimmee. It, ithe I busy season, of course, this num- ;
branch, already bending beneath their would be an easy matter for the manor is largely increased. Mr. O'Ber- i- '
weight of the half-grown fruit. What business in the city to build his I, ry is a wholesale man and delights in
will the harvest be? A conservative home in ,the. magnificent groves on the!I I I wholesale methods While h. was in- i
estimate places it at 10,000 !boxes. eP I O'Berry Farm and enjoy all the de., i tereated in cattle he sold one herd for "ri
And this. is not generally thought. to lights of country living without in the(I'' $55,000. lie raises vegetables'by theI
be a good orange year either. But Sli least neglecting his business in I' carload and citrus fruits by the ten
Mr. O'Berry's grove shows the resultof I I thousand boxes. With all his business
careful attention and cultivation.The city.The present residence, a comfort. i cares be is genial and affable, and the 6
ground beneath the trees is kept able, commodious ten-room house,with L soul of hospitality. Well iafermed on '
clean as a pin,' except for the cover its accompanying barns, outbuilding I the questions of the day,'and holding
crop which is sometimes sown to protect and shedsbeing more building that positive convictions on -them. .be is. an '
the ground from the sun's fierce are required for a ten acre farm will 1 I interesting conversational and always a'

rays during the heat of summer. I ANOTHER VIEW OF THE O'BERRY GROVE. j be. sold in connection with forty acre I a pleasant'man to meet.'taE .
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great plains of the West. He thinks ,
while being treated. The seN'urn

'of ':Arizona, New ,Mexico., Montana;; or. Cattle a'u : : ' had .been proven to be' a*. success,,

i:: ttI ;. Wyoming. Twenty years ago it would on : and the result; of the investigation
which the college painstaking
r have meanl-Texas, Kansas or Nebras. :
I : : benefit "'
lyTnaderTnusfrprove-of-Ysst .to
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it : ka. But times and condition, have '
J 1 the state.
_ i greatly changed within a score' of
k .The Cattle Tick and Its Eradication.
a the man with the hoe has steadily -
., -..._ The cattle tick causes loMfjto
c.k c. ,- "but\ relentlessly pushed back; the i ilonghorn' 'T'housand Miles- -Southern grower amounting:to bossy'

and the picturesque cowboy millions of dollars annually.! As the
tintil they have well nigh disappeared ; iiosquito carries the germs of malaria!, '

f 1, from the scene of action. .:,.,....'I ..- . t ..n
: --' .. carries' the germs of the Texas fever: "
fS r With the breaking up of the big - Cattle from the South, although they

a ., 'ranches and their transformation into I- may be healthy themselves, are capable .
r of Prairie I of infecting .Northern cattle with
farms, and possibly assisted by the in
which they may come contact
17' "" manipulations of the big packers who Hence the ;North:; quarantines against 'f

1 had somehow managed to gel the If I I It I I ':Southern cattle, thus. depriving our

q ', meat business under their absolute I I .:.:-:-:.-:..:..:-:-:-:..:-:"X': : **<..x..x-:' *'X-:-:x-x-x .. .. .... .... :-:..-:-:-:..:-:.-:-:..:..:......:-:-:--:..:-:-:-:--:-:+:-:-:-:. cattle, raisers l: of a large and valuable
-XK"X:-:-:-:-:-x-:X'-:-x-x>4 :-x-:-:-:-: :-:-: :-:-:-:-: : :--:-: : :-:-:-:-:-:-: :- ; market. Again the. hides from infected
control. beef prices began to soar I skyward I I districts bring from ten to fifty

4 and kept on until they peached i iI per cent I"f., 'than those! not infected,

an altitude almost. out. of sight of the | i i No Better Cattle State North or Ilfti another lo- S

I average citizen. The mutterings of :, Here again the man of science hasdemonstrated

+ the unfortunate. consumer brought i his practical value to
I: _I ; the tate in making a study of the
and even I
about various muck-rakings South -I II life history of the pest and showing
but no decline ,
government investigations I how it can be eradicated.. The female

Oa in prices, at. least. none that was I I I tick i after she is fully gorged with the

)b noticeable, followed. The packers insisted I I I blood of the animal to which she has
;) I I. I II alluchi-d herself drops to the ground
t. that. they were not making more

___ than a reasonable: profit, and! proved I : I How Native Floridian = I and lays from a few hundred to as
a Developed 'many as five thousand eggs. These
The cattle
it-by their own figures.
I- I hutch in a few days and the young
growers complained} of their dwindling ticks climb up the grass stems. and

k' profits, but still the consumers suffer I Into a King of the Cattle Industryslogan I I await the coming of which some unwary

ed. horse, mule or cow to 'they attach
fs d ", I themselves and begin their
Finally the country began to realize growth. They eat nothing and do not
t that the supply was actually diminishing of the cattle man. That's up into the hundreds at. that. One I II increase in size until they attach

and that, t.oo. in the face of a about. all he has to do, except to round I hundred miles In length by half thatin themselves to some animal. If no
The .inevitable them up spring and fall and brand the breadth is about the. size of it, and such opportunity offers they must
rapidly increasing calves, possibly sorting out a few the cattle graze over the. whole length' eventually die. In summer they can
result of course followed- hundred thousand head the and breadth of this great urea wand- :
or as case f'tt Sp/ r7Sr survive from four to five months, and
:' high end ever growing higher prices. may be of beeves for market. Perhaps! + ering without restriction where they 'in winter from seven to eight months.

y ::? ) Other sources of supply must be "watch" is an incorrect word to use please and aM they please. Hence if no animals are turned in the

,lf sought. Argentina had been one of I in this connection, for the cattle man ]Down on Lake Kissiminee he nas established J pasture for that length of time one

our principal competitors in the mar- in South Florida does no watching. his headquarters for beef crop of ticks is. eliminated. The ticks
lie simply turns them loose on the j'"k7 cattle and named it Cump Hammock. I on the cattle themselves are gottenrid
kets of the world, and the big packer "
prairie and-forgets them until the t'r:44: i Here he has a little pasture of some I IoOOO of by dipping in a standard arlK'nic.

La looked with. covetous eyes on the great next round up. lie knows that theycan 1i'r (),( ) acres under fence' where no solution. If this is repeated every

l: herds roaming the boundless pampasof absolutely take care of themselves, rounds up his beeves and holds them two weeks for a.period the ticks will

that Southern republic. TheYe- that they will need neither food nor for mal kl't. Jacksonville and Tampa lie exterminated. Tick eradication is
shelter, and that. they will increaseand it is assured
A cured a foothold there a f rw years and other markets take the majorityof not an experiment an
multiply without care or atten his ale stock, and he rarely has to wuccess. The veterinarian of the
ago, and now it is credibly reported tion.\ To talk to him about providingfeed hip outside of the state lines. t Of :Slate Board of Health asserts that astate

+ t' that about forty per cent of Argen for winter is to provoke a smile ''r ? the l.fiOO herd or so making up his I can be freed from ticks in six

J. tina's export trade in fresh meats i is of derision. Unlike the Northern annual sales, about. 1,000( head are months. l4 : furnished by the North American rancher, the winte is not. a season of a + beeves and the balance cows that have ; State: laws have been passed and the

i I packers. As Commercial Agent dread and disaster.. The cattle pull passed their prime and are no longer I co-operation of the general govern.
'. through unaided, and a month or two Mf ;6. & .. n i :Yt" desirable for breeding purposes. Bya I ml'nte'u.d in eleven southern
Whelpley put it in 1910: "Summar- ;
on the lush grasses of the spring and ; rigid and judicious process of Htaten. As the counties are freed theyare i
f )+ i, ized, it may be said that. the most im- summer make them as sleek and fat I tion he maintains the high selec'l released from quarantine. In i

& portant aspect in the meat situation as seals, arid ready for the market if which he has set for his herd, Virginia, up to April, 1911, 24 coun-

.,( in the Argentine Republic is the grow- desired. Perhaps a comparison with I the sa time reduces his yearly losses ties had been cleared of ticks. ; in North
t Texas conditions may best show the minimum.Impro4ing Carolina 42: in South Carolina 4 in
.: ing influence of United States. capital I to a ; ;
f!' advantages of South. Florida as a cattle ,I Tennessee 2i( ; in Arkansas 10; in Ok-
by Grading IIp
in iU direction. The American inter- |
In that typical, cattle state
range. in Texas
i At various times Mr. Lesley has lahoma 7; in Louisiana 2;
"i eats entered the Argentine field barely ten acres of pasturage. is usually estimated -I undertaken to improve his stock 7; in Alabama 7; in Georgia 3; in

*9<'f-1' half a dozen years ago, but have already as the minimum per head, while : through the use of thoroughbred bulls, Missouri 4 ; in Florida none One-

rr t attained a commanding position: here five is found amply sufficient.The and has met with varying degrees of fifth of the whole infested mileagearea

of their and howling northers which sweep Different breeds have been has been cleared of the pest. Itwould
i 4 by reason capital progressive success.
the Texas the suffering I
- over plains, driving
> 'seem to be to Florida to get
methods." tried, but he has finally settled upon
; cattle before them, have no
in this direction
the Polled Angus as the one breed best busy

:,; ,;, A "New"_ Cattle Country. Texas parallel and here.the The Northwest winter are losses heavy in, adapted l to the range and climatic Mr. Lesley has already done some

The result of'all this agitation and and sometimes disastrous; here theyare conditions of Florida. It is difficult valuable pioneer: work in this line,
I for the pampered, high bred cattle having( rigged up a dipping vat and
investigation was the discovery a Inappreciable
I from the. Northern breeding farms'toadapt dipped something over two thousand
I''I's new "cattle country" or rather. the the CattleKing of Florida. themselves head his ...
I -. -- to the rustling for including recent shipments'to
? bringing into the. limelight of a so- E. L. Lesley is justly entitled to be an existence which has become a sec- Oklahoma. Concerted action by
iF called new one, for as a matter of fact, called the Cattle King of Florida, E. L. Lesley Osceola's Cattle Kingfrom ond nature to the. natives, and many the big cattle men of the state, aided

s'' this "new", country had been known for asmuch as he owns more cattle in'l good bulls have been lost in the process by'proper legislation and the United
any, other individual in the. of acclimatization. That dangeris States Government, which stands
; years as a "cattle country". par excel-
There is but one herd exceeding his i --- minimized of late, however, by the ready to assist as soon as the state
9 +s : lence by a few enterprising and energetic in number and that. is the property of oi.e: thousand to fifteen hundred to the fact. that Florida is one of the action of the Agricultural College. takes the initiative, will certainly rid

men,' Indeed the Spaniards afar afirm composed of several individuals. I beef cattle seek the market annually I l best grazing countries in the United ; They have discovered a serum, inocu- the state of this great pest. It would

i i back as the middle of the syx eentl Should occasion require it he could front off his run y. Some cattle, eh ? :States. :Mr. Lesley's cattle range over latd with which renders cattle immune seem to be well worth the effort.

I M century inaugurated the cattle Busi'e round up something. like twenty thousand :Moreover he has recently shipped overt u wide extent of territory )From Kis- I to the Texas fever, and they. Mr. Lesley might almost be calleda

+ head, and at that. there might be wu thousand head to Oklahoma to. I i- ,imm 'e to Okeechobee and from the have notified the cattle raisers born cattle His father. before.
e ness of this country. by bringing overt I man.
+ a few strays overlooked in some remote stock the depleted ranges of that cattle .- Kisnimmee, river to the :St. Johns the. I throughout the state that any bulls I i him was a noted cattle raiser, and.
a ship load from Spain. To them corner of the range. It is a country. Pretty good, don't you Lesley brand is predominant. The shipped in from other states for I\ from his earliest boyhood Mr. Lesley

also must'be credited the advent of the poor season when he-fails t! put his think considering the fact that the. range must be estimated by square breeding purposes may be stopped at !has been familiar with every branchof

razor back hog, for it is recorded that brand on two thousand calves, and world at large has not yet waked up miles and not by acres, and it runs Gainesville, where they will be treated I IIr the. business. He enjoys the some-

9 9it 9r Ferdinand De Soto, in 1537, brought ------ I what rare distinction of being a native -

with him to Florida a herd of swine r Floridian, having been born in

which he turned loose in the woods to 1 ,t Y F ,+f I Tampa. Some sixteen years ago he
II came to Kissimmee and has been a
vv fatten on the acorns and mast which
? I resident here ever since. lie owns a
e'' _; was so plentiful. This was at. the beginning beautiful home on Broadway, which

of that ill-starred. expedition must be a real haven of rest after a

s of his which extended to and' beyond I few strenuous days on the range.

r ;e 'i the waters of the Mississippi- and r 1 N 1 [tit, Fjtp k r. ...,, II Never a seeker after office, indeed J
rather averse to anything ofthat kind,
i finally! ended in his death and burial 'o.. I
d ,' e.. r. t "" __ yak" t-.a. be has nevertheless been called by his
in"the swirling waters of that ., gN + M. 7 Ft
stream. "'M-.wL+r-ter. ,r-'as, ., r"lry- ? fellow citizens to be chairman of the

From these few cattle and hogs have Board of County Commissioners,
descended the vast herds which now where he has rendered valuable ser

r v roam over and fatten on the great vice. He has also served as Clerk of
the. Circuit. Court.
i prairies and wooded ranges of the
s Although his main interests. lie in
Southland. They long since passed
1'I cattle, Mr: Lesley is something of a
into private ownership, and today all
__ sheep man us: well, having four or
the cattle that browse over the great five thousand head running at large

it prairies bear the brand of some in- on the prairie without let or hindrance

', dividual. and yielding their annual tribute of "

wool and mutton. .... ,.
The Prairies as a Range. i Mention has been made of his having

+ Too much cannot be said in favor dipped something like 2,000 head t of
'cattle, and curiosity led the writer to
of the cattle
,e great prairies as a range
inquire as to the cost of the operation.Mr. > .
With their mild and equable climate,
: .
Lesley assured him that it was
car where the destroying blizzard never ,merely: nominal, not over a very fen

carhr sweeps down to decimate the herd; cents per head. For several years the

with their rank and luxuriant natural National Congress has appropriated

J $250.COO annually for the eradicationof
growth of nourishing: grasses, and
the tick, and at a meeting of delo-
their abundance of shade and water,
I gates from ten interested states held
they would seem to furnish the ideal I in1 Washington last January it was
*' for the successful voted to ask
condition prosecution I for .an appropriation of

t' of the cattle business, as indeed i I I 760.000.. We are not informed

they do. "Watch *em grow," is the SCENE: AT C. L. LESLEY'S DIPPING VAT, KISSIMMEE. I whether. or not Congress took actionon
this matter.

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C" i WAS through the late Hamilton 1 -Nothing but the most. careful, 'hon-

-.1: Disston, of Philadelphia and Kis- arable dealing,,would Insure such a , '
.1 a
aitnmee, that C; W. Ward came record in operations of such magntude. .. 'Y

to Florida in 1894< a typical Western .c. vir. Besides the company's' bust ,

businessman transplanted to the VT4RD. ness, he has handled at least half a f

v South. Possessed of extraordinaryenergy I million acres additional on his own '. ,

ability and capacity' for work, individual account. Such a record i

Mr. Diaston decided to, expert would do credit to a man in the primeof

real estateS man of tried experi- --<0> his health and strength, but several "

ence and wide reputation to take .. years ago Mr. Ward was injured in abridge 1

charge of' the sale of land belongingto accident and fractured one of ;R
One of Fl6rida's Most Prominent and Active Business Men Who For Eight
Mr. Disaton's various drainage, the vertabrae of his backbone, causing

sugar, development and land com- him intense suffering and a long siege ,
Years Was Manager of the United Land Company '
panies.Mr. with the physicians and surgeons. 1 't

Ward at that time was operat- Most men laboring under such difficulties rt'
ties and then when he and notice and especially is this true
ing throughout the West with head- was good ing would have given up and retired L 7

quarters at Chicago, and doing an an- ready he resurrected the dead marketby when the company in question has 4
from actual business. Mr. ,
nual business of more than a million 1 I suddenly taking the field and offering been a complete financial success from

dollars, his field extending from Chi-I various blocks of land for sale ". I its start to its finish. I however, in. spite of pain and physical r

cago to the Pacific coast.' Impressedwith for three or four times the prevailing. lI In proof of this statement mty be weakness, kept up his courage and
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Mr. Ward's ability and reputa-i j market r prices. I quoted-the remark of one of its largest : displayed his Western grit by'stlek- 1 ;

tion Mr. Disston engaged him to'!' The effect on the market was elec- I stockholders, who is one of the 'ing to the work entrusted to his man

take up the Florida work, in which he trifying. His energy and skill did : active managers, and who has more I agement. In fact some of his most

has continued. At that time the Flor- the rest. The market came to life. than once said that his investment in successful deals were made when he

ida land boom of the eighties had ex- Buyers and customers flocked to Flor- I the United Land Company has broughthim sick-

hausted itself, and the land market 'II ida, and ten per cent of the adult Y in more returns dollar for dollar\! tied-. c
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was dull. male population of the state turned I Ithan any investment he had ever made Among the big land companies and 4

In 1896 Mr. Disston died, and his'' real estate, agents, and Florida land I The credit for such a profitable resultis real estate fraternity in general Mr. ) 4

family practically abandoned his Flor-i values advanced steadily until they entirely due to Mr. Ward, who has Ward is considered the best land man ;

ida enterprises. The Disston holdings I I are now several hundred per cent higher managed this business frotrHa! In- in Florida. While Mr. Ward ,has closed -

comprised two million acres of Ii i than they were when Mr. Ward revived ception. out the business of his company In
land lying in seven counties of Florida, !: the dead market several years Equally at home in the woods withI Florida he retains large interests per- 6

and the estate also owned the St. Cloud ago. I I timber men, on the prairies with stockmen sonally in South Florida, and.expects ( %if. T
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sugar plantation, the scene of Mr.\j j Starting with two million acres and in the groves or orchaids with to always make it his winter home. P''

Disston's most expensive operations. )I I several home properties, Mr. Ward in I fruit men, or in the office where he Within the past two years Mr. Ward tr

This was a period of extreme depression -I I eight years sold out lock, stock and f is.a past master of detail of land and has regained mu
in Florida real estate, when'I I I barrel, and bas not only outstandard- I : corporation affairs, it is no wonder health, owing possibly to the fact that '

lands were practically\ worthless and I ized the Standard Oil in the matter of |I that he has been able to conduct the he has spent the past two summersin r

many of the largest land owners let 'I profits for the stockholders of his j I business of the company with such the Alps of Switzerland and is r

their lands sell for taxes year after company, but has also amassed a comfortable I i skill that would be justified in boanti . there at the present time. d

year. But throughout the dull times fortune for himself as a reward i ing of never having had any trouble The name of C. W. Ward U justly 'c
Mr. Ward never lost his faith in the for his forethought and business ''i with any buyer or broker, and of booing entitled to be written side by side
future of Florida lands. II 1900 the ability. The winding up of affairs of I kept his company out of the law:: with those of Henry B. Plant and H. 7

United Land Company was organized one of the largest of'the Florida land I courts during the entire period covered M. Flagler as Florida's foremost

t'. and took over the Disston proper- companies deserves more than a pass- C. W. WARD. I by deals.of builders. ?


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Growth of "Florida . <' dJfMIERN

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) FLORIDA owes its ceola and Orange as State Senator.It the Atlantic Coast Line, with head- by 135 feet each. House Is well finished A,1,

to the is entirely within bounds to say quarters at Sanford. This position he throughout, and will go at a
more The Arthur E. Real Es-
that he probably knows the needs Donegan left to assume the management of bargain for cash.
activities of live real estate
and requirements of these two coun- the Arthur E. Donegan Real Estate Seventeen and one-half acres with ,

men any other single factor. ties as well or better than any other tate and Insurance Agency Has and Insurance Agency. For fourteen fine house located on lake shore; ?

This may seem a broad statement, man living. lie has traversed many years he was with the Monon Route. seven and one-half acres cleared and )

but it is one that will bear the closest times every foot of their'territory, and Played a Large Part in the Among the many desirable enter- under cultivation, fine artesian water, I I-
knows personally nearly every man- prises which this firm is promoting is said to be very beneficial for rheuma-
analysis.No within their borders. that of Artesia, a fine sub-division on tism. The entire place for $3600,
State can hope to win leadershipin For fifteen years or more Mr. Done- Development of the...State the north-western edge of tonhi. They half cash. Balance very 'easy terms. ;r

any line without a growing popu- i gan has dealt in Osceola county landsin have about 100 lots here which theyare As stated, the above are but a few

lation of able and progressive land connection with his many other en- offering to the public with flattering of the many bargains which this firm

owners, men who are qualified by terprises. During this time he has success. has to offer. In addition they havea

naturel ability and training to takehold handled many large tracts for colo: Some Special Bargains. large and varied assortment of tracts

of the material forces of nature nization purposes, large bodies of Of the many special bargains which adjacent to the city, ideal for sub-
of civ-
and names sthem to the needs char- timber lands, orange groves, etc. In- this agency has to offer we shall at- division, as well as a choice selectionof

ilization. More settlers of this deed, the land business being more or : tempt to mention but a few of the town lots. Write and state what
acter ,have come to Florida in lens of a side issue with him, he did most prominent in their lists. you want, and you will find Mr. Wagner -
years through: the direct solicitation 'not trouble himself very much with Ten-acre tract in convenient loca- always glad to serve you in this '
of real estate dealers than through all minor of the business, such s. I'' line.
4 the phases tion; six acres in grapefruit, 350 bear-
other agencies combined. as the sale of city lots and small sub- /: ing trees; offered for $2,000, half I The Insurance Business

Progressive communities, here and di\isions. r ..;r:' cash, balance on easy terms. I Any account of the activities of this

there, working under the leadershipof .! I). G. Wagner, Manager. 20 acres in splendid location, small firm which omitted the insurance bus j;
hustling Boards of Trade, have undertaken -i' dwelling, 12 acres in peaches, oranges, j iness would be somewhat like the playof i'
campaigns from Of late, however, the rapid growth
advertising tangerines, grapefruit and bananas. Hamlet with the melancholy Dane
time, but the real estate operator -I of the city made the demand for home I + .
time to sk ., Eptire 20 acres cleared and under omitted. Under Mr. Wagner's ag-
that he decided to organize
working sites so strong
is in the field every 'his entire real estate business .. good fence.. This is a bargain 'at gressive management the insurance
day in the year, pulling stiVngly and I I : head combine with it his $2, business has forged rapidly to the .
ender ,
energetically for the community 15; acres inside city limits, 200 orange front until l it now controls its full
lie growing insurance business, and place I
which he is vitally interested. I : with trees in fair condition. This share in that line. It represents some
the whole under one management
his locality
exploits the advantages of the head. can be cut into city lots and. will sell of the very best companies in the .
business at
of the a competent man
fur and, wide, in everylate rapidly. Price $3500. country, and also the best of the for- .
the good judgment which
Union, and is ever and always. on the rare I Two fine truck farms 20 acres each eign companies operating here. Among '
\ j has always characterized his actions, .
.. job. lie never jileep lie sells farms of San- I just outside city limits. Each has I them may be mentioned the Ham- \)
D. G. ,
kind of he selected Mr. Wagner
and homes and brings the right good dwelling and outbuildings, and I burg-Bremen Fire Insurance Company,
head the concern. .J.
ford to '
settlers into the tate, who come to Mr, : Wagner is exactly the type of are splendidly locate for poultry I Hartford Fire Insurance Company, .

stay. Mr. r raising. Small orange grove of young Norwich Union Fire Insurance Company -
would expect Doneganto
real man
Among the most prominent trees on one of them. Price on ap Florida Fire &'Casualty Com t
stands pick out. Active, aggressive, push
estate agencies in the State his plication.A pany, National Fire Insurance Com-
ing, the never grows
the Arthur E. Donegan Real Estate grass business .' bargain in a residence. Two- pany of Hartford,Liverpool and Jx>n-
feet when he goes out after ,
and Insurance Agency of this city. story 10-room house on Corner. Lot don and Globe Fire Insurance Company -
and he invariably lands what he goes .
Its head, Mr. Arthur E. Donegan, is I 83 by 136 feet, in good section of the Scottish Union and National Insurance .
after. For a score of years or more
a man who has raised himself by the connected with various rail- 'city. The house is conveniently arranged Company, Ocean Accident and
sheer fore of his energy and char- he was with two bath American Surety ,# ;
syste'ms. beginning his. businesslife rooms, city water Liability 'Company, .
acter, unassisted by outside i influence, ) road Louis division and private artesian well, good barn, Company.. A
the St. -
water boy on
the as . ,. .
commanding position among I. first-class companiesand
to : house all
a and servants : Altogether a splendid These are
of the Southern Railway,
leading men of the State. In the last proposition. Price reasonable offer to their patron absolute 10 '
force of "
session of the the important'countie legislature'he ably of represented Os-- working merit to his the way position-up by of sheer Train Master D. G. WAGNER, Manager I A six-room cottage ,on two lots 50 security. ., .

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: \ "The, Lightning 'Salesman 1 of Osceola they have given the name of the Lake On'the northeast they have otre. and the community where they are wall j.
r From Sunny Florida to the County." I, Shore Addition.. Comprising as it, one-half blocks Johnston, Park, divided known, we are permitted tomake use- -'

1" He represents large Northern ;interests does some two hundred or more acres into fifty lots. of the following letter from the presl. ;

: 8 Foothills of Canadian Rockies In Florida, and through close I I M the finest part of the whole lakefront On the- southwest, only one mile dent of the Citizens Bank, Hon.' Ar.,,, '

attention to business, and his marvelous / it will, when improved and from the city limits, they have a very thur E.; Donegan:
.: --_...... .I already desirable farm of 20 'Acres. April '
,I genius for putting through beautified according to the plans thefifth'nineteenthlrteen.-,
"i :f AN ENTERPRISING FIRM.. WHOSE OPERATIONS' COVER 'TIlE sales where others have failed, he has made, prove' art ideal spot for Among their holdings is a 200 acre To whom it may concern "

J { CONTINENT.MOST V rightly earned his position'' as one of suburban homes. Far enough from tract on Kissimmee .prairie. 70 miles Complying with a' request for oar ,'
", .. its noise and south of the views" concerning the
city. "reliability'"and'
:' --" the leading land salesmen and real the city to 'escape confusion ?

,,' 'J; real estate firms confine or banana plantation' in the sub- estate dealers of this district. I itls( yet within easy"teach of The home of Mr. Clark!! on the out. business ,integrity of I.Messrs. Clark,
If} : operations to one par- tropics, while his neighbor can only R. W. Meiklejon is a young man who all. its advantages. It is practically skirts of the city, is a veritable thingof & Meiklejon of Kissimmee, we hare

r ,- . r'. locality. ,They are find -garnering -wheat.or la_a partner of _Mr...Clark in handling a part of the. ity although not .within_ beauty and a joy to every beholder.A to say that for a number of years we-
I -. loud .in their praises of the section I II riding after cattle on the great bound real-estate and lend in the Kissimmee the corporation. well=kept lawn, "masses""of flowers have knownthe' individual members -

}l, 1 f:, which they happen to be exploiting, less plains of the Canadian North district. Although perhaps somewhat The company has already spent a of every hue and color surroundinga of .this firm and have had considerable
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and are Very apt to speak slightingly west. Each to his own taste, but it l lacking in }he dashing qualities of'his great -deal or money in laying out cozy stone bungalow, indicate a business dealings 'with''them.

} Ir of other sections' They seem to be- matters not in what direction' that lightning partner in selling' land and and'grading streets, setting.trees, etc., replete with culture and re- We have .always found them activ -\,

lieve that their own success can only taste may lead, him, his desires can be lots, he has had many varied experiences and has in contemplation the spendingof finement.'Mr. and aggressive, careful In their 'contracts *

r \ be achieved by pulling; down their gratified if he will but make application which fit him admirably |o bea many thousands more. Meiklejon's elegant home on and very efficient in executing

'l _. pe!,hbors.: The particular tract they to this enterprising firm. They competent Judge of both land and Among the plans are a bulkhead Paradise Island (rightly so-called) is their plans, and in every way Courteous
; are selling is part of the original Garden have affiliations in Winnipeg, Cal- rtlmate.He and boulevard along the entire lake a glowing example of what; can be and capable as well as financially

ti I of Eden, and no other locality has gary, and a half dozen other citiesof is a veritable globe trotter, having I front; a $30,000 club house; brick accomplished' a judicious combina- responsible: 'qualities, it seems to us,
,, f the slightest claim to consideration. the great Northwest. But it is not been four times around the world. paved streets and cement sidewalks. tion of Florida sunshine, ample means that commend\ them to anyone. It is "'''(

Not so with Messrs. Clark and Meikle- of these interests that we would speak He has seen many land! and climates, When, these plans are completed, and and rare good taste. It is one of the a pleasure to speak a word in their

; I jon. They are never knockers, and today, and we mention them merelyto and when he took up his abode in Kis- the well-known enterprise and progressiveness show places of Kissimmee, and any- behalf.
$ there is no evidence that they ever show the wide reaching influenceof simmee he did so because he considered of the firm leave no one who is fortunate enough to par- Yours very truly,

possessed a hammer. At any 'rate this energetic firm. That they the climate and opportunities"of doubt that they will be promptly and i take of the hospitality of its generous (Signed) Arthur E. Donegan.The .

P they have never been known to use I should have chosen Kissimmee as. fered in Florida about the finest he successfully carried out, there will be I owner has had an experience that he members of this firm may be

( (+ one. Broad and liberal in their views, headquarters: is' the strongest possible had ever seen in all the course(' of his no more enticing location in all South' will not soon forget. styled community builders of the
1 they recognize the fact that there IB I ,= I testimonial to its attractions. I travels. Florida for the seeker for an ideal : The appreciation in which a manor highest type No project is too largefor
) an extreme diversity in the human Personnel of the Firm. I The Lake Shore Addition. ;i winter home. I firm is held by its friends and them to handle; no expense too

_ *+ race; that no two men, in short, Mr. J. I D. Clark is a young man Foremost among the many desirable On the corner of Vine and Ross neighbors has much to do with the great, for them to assume if it contributes : -

', 'p( the same thing. To one, nothing grove I whose deeds have won for him the I properties handled by this enterprising -I avenues in the northwest quarter of opinion formed by them by strangers. to the growth and welfare of the

: seem no alluring as an orange j I sobriquet in Kissimmee district of : 'firm stands the property to which : the city they have 42 desirable lots. j jI i As an evidence of their .tanding in I community

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lovely homo, he needs to jt"k no failure. It had a great and lasting. promptly and capably followed
,| of 1111mUll influence in turning the attention of : up the development! of Florida would
it; Captain Johnson, Pioneer and Captain of a Fleet I A short description of hi- home may investors and capitalists Florida- I have been at least twenty yearn ad

not be uninteresting, although we ward. It stimulated the building of I vanced. As it was, the demonstrationwas
4w, of Boa.tson Lake Tohopekaliga and Lower Waters must admit our inability to do it jus railroads into this section, which was I in advance of the times, the eyes

t tice. A large two-story house, sur- I at that time almost a terra incognita. of the Northland had not been turnedto

ALL that Captain Johnson knows the automobile carries no freight, unless fie require, it the Captain puts on one rounded and shaded by fine' trees and There i ill no doubt but what is no we the Florida except as a playground for

;:':': IF f about the early history of Kis the irrepressible and omnipresentland or both of his other boats. This is' many different flowering shrubs and Atlantic Coast Line would have been the idle rich. The state was not con-

r' simmee could be printed it would seeker-can be so considered, true when the! orange shipping sea- roses (he. knows the'name of every many years longer in reaching this sidered to have any agricultural possibilities -
hence the vessels of Captain Johnson son opens. There ate some fine pro- one) and the finest, best kept lawn section but for the spirit of enterprise and the experiment exited
make a good sized book, and a mighty welcome they heave in ductive down that and the the writer has in
are always as groves way ever seen Florida, manifested by Henry W. Disston and nothing more than a mild local interestand
interesting one, too. For nearly a'sl sight above the horizon. Indeed, we whole fleet has to get busy when the proclaim the Captain to be a true loverof his able coadjutors, Governor Safford- was won forgotten.On .

<' quarter of a century he has "plowed suspect that the petitions for daily golden globes are seeking the Nor- nature. From the shore his dock and W. C. Parsons. The modern development the shore the Captain is the .

c'' the raging main" of Lake Tohopeka- bread that ascend from that quarter thern market. The Captain is here to stretches down into the lake where one of Florida began at that busiest of men. lie goes spinning

liga and its connecting waters, until refer as much to Captain Johnson as handle the freight. That's his busi- or more of his vessels may be seen time, and to these men should be 'given around In his auto as if driven by a
a t'I to any higher power. At any rate he ness, and he is first of all a businessman lying at anchor. due credit for its inauguration. forty mile gale. lie is as hard to
he knows the exact location of every is the channel which the hence he is prepared with his the
through Politically Captain is "off the Captain Johnson was a pioneer in put one's finger on as the Irishman's
cove and bayou, and every snag and bread comes, and it is to him that the fleet of boats to take care of all that reservation," that is he is and alwayshas another direction. Years before Flor- proverbial flea. He never stops long

sand bar from Kissimmee to Okeecho- first thanks are given. comes. been a Republican. But he is at ida soil way. thought to have any value enough i in one place to tell a story, although -
?; bee. and beyond. His fleet consists of three vessels, I Captain Johnson is- gray of hair least consistent in his belief, and for general farming or trucking, he i one knows he must be as chockfull
lr, To the inhabitants of the lower'> the Roseada and the Osce- bronzed of cheek and brow while his
\; the Lillie, i j j and by neighbors may differ with opened a ten; ,.-acre farm at Southportat i of interesting ones as an egg is
Kissimmee Valley he must seem like :,|i ola. An interesting fact about the the storms and fierce sunshine of the him, no man impugns his sincerity the foot of the lake under the direction full of meat. To sec him at his best

; i.B. a sort of weekly-recurring Santa I]|I Lillie is that with the exception of her ;i,' lake which he has faced continuouslyfor or honesty. At the last general elec- I of the then Governor A. P. K. one ought to take a trip with him
Claus, for they are dependent on him boiler she is entirely the product of so many years, but with all that tion he led his party as a candidatefor Safford. Here he raised as fine sugarcane down through the beautiful chain of

for their bread and meat and grocer I Kissimmee labor and ingenuity, even he is as wiry and alert as a boy of representative. It was a sort of : as ever grew in Louisiana or lakes and rivers to Okeechobee. Then,

,, ies, having no other means 'of com- I her engine being made here. She twenty. Ashore, with the true sailor's forlorn hope, of course, but nevertheless Cuba, gigantic stalks, yielding as much on the deck of the Lillie, with plenty

munication with the outside world, at carries both freight and, passengers, 1 contempt for walking as a means of he received a flattering vote. I as two quarts of juice to the stalk. of time, with the ever-changing tropical -
least no other so convenient: and the Kissimmee dock locomotion, he is often steering Johnson I
x re leaving city every seen Captain first came to Kis- I ilie also raised successfully rice, jute, scenery on either hand, with no
1, .. liable. True, a road has been established Tuesday morning and returning during 1 his automobile with as much skill as simmee away back in 1883.!! His object alfalfa, watermelons, cucumbers; sweet ; thought of business to harass him, if
t and an occasional ox-team and the week as the exigencies of the he shows in handling his craft on the in coming was to assist in that and Irish potatoes, corn and cabbage. | one could induce the Captain to relate .
sometimes an automobile winds its I trip will allow. Her usual trip is to waters. Uis close attention to business gigantic enterprise of the Disstons, All were successful, but the corn and i his experiences and reminiscences, it

way through the woods and across the Bassenger, but she sometimes runs has secured him a comfortable known as the Uisston canal. Al- potatoes exceptionally so, and both would be worth far and away more

si-, prairies, but the ox-team is a slow I to Okeechobee, and even to Fort My- I competence, and he owns a beautiful though the untimely death of Mr. Diss- turned out fine crops. This was the than the cost of the trip. Try it once
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1 His Many and requiring be mildly tickled with a themselves when the market
: 'Varied- Interests hoe',to-laugh with a generous harvest.Its ., come in.But. .-
capabilities were tested nearly : if Mr. Lee is out of it as
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crop were frown :
strictly in it with regard to the
with great_success.;. _Only)its )nacressibility ,
and citrus
fruit -business.. ,
on ,the Go How has held it back. When it 1* 65-acr grove at Southport,
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a with the markets 'of the great world, :
their joint of
it will/ rapidly..advance in value.andMr. over
Every Movement Count. boxes, he is certainly factor
Lee will reap a rich reward for reckoned with in the
his faith in the future which orange
promptedthe i
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1 WHEN, the roster' of names of During his 27 year of active life early recognized the fact that an although association freely'admitting is a good

prominent citl- in and about Kissimmee he baa ac- there was money in cattle, and for prefers to handle his own fruit

tens is called, that 'of John cumulated a fine property. Besideshis years was the leading spirit in the ing sales f. o. b. or shipping

M Leewill stand well up in the head elegant home in the best part of Lee-Parsons Cattle Company, which i judgment may dictate. He

of the list. A native of Georgia by the city, he owns much outlying property handled many thousand head of the close touch with the market

birth he-is lie is largely interested in both bovines, and stood well up to the head i season, and rarely makes a
surely a Floridian by rea- Narcoossee and Southport. At the of the cattle raising industry of the' in judgment. For the

son of long adoption, having been here latter place, 12 miles by water and state. Although] no longer actively of his fruit across the lake to
for 27 years. During1 that time he has
16 miles by wagon road from Kissimmee interested in the raising of cattle, Mr. road he has his own boat, the
not failed to impress' his personality he i iR the proprietor of a little Lee would feel lonesome if his broad He finds this a great

upon the business life of the community patch of 15,000 acres all under fence. acres were entirely deserted by the in the matter of conveying

He has served the city in various This is the best of muck and prairie bovine beauties, and he is pasturing; and from his ranch. It

upacities, and always with credit to land, has 80 acres cleared, and a 65- 'for-other parties several l thousand practically independent of any

himself and benefit to the public. lie acre orange grove. There are 13 fine head in his enclosures at Southport. freight carrier. And

bus acted as Mayor member of the flowing wells and ten buildings of I TheMe are graded cattle and )have something that Mr. Lee highly
(-'ity Council, Clerk of the ,
Court. lie various descriptions, including three nothing to do in their luxuriant quarters Indeed, it may be inferred
ii u member of the Board of Trade. I i houses and three barns. The land is I'I'i but grate" and grow fat. They I pendence is one of Mr. Lee's

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FLORIDA THE LAND OF N.99.! -Tine farm and (,ro>e. :

I We have within two miles of the city THE ROSS \f \ I

GREA T OPPORTUNITIES limits of Kisstmmee, a magnificentfarm :

of 100 acres, fenced and crof- ,
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on the mainline of the where city advantages can be enjoyed farming and citrus fruit land in Dor- ALTHOUGH not the I ) ,

SITUATED By., 150 miles south of and yet have the freedom of the Ida. About 50 acres bearing grove

and 75 miles northeast country. Price '$52.50 per. acre; timeon consisting of' oranges, grapefruit and city, the Ross Graves .

of Tampa, on the banks of beautiful half or more if desired.No. tangerines. Grove and packing: )ouno ware store at .No. 12 ;

Lake Tohopekaliga among the 303.-278 acres of land 'one only a mile from shipping station', stands up well with ,the best
fruits 'and flowers, you will find the mile and a quarter from railway junction two-story ten-room house. ._ ,
enterprising city of Kissimmee, the on public road, and two miles No. 101.-8760 acres of land 'about matter of quality of ,stock, and

county seat of Osceola county, Florida. from a good town of about 1600 peo- three miles from railway station, has rity of it? business dealings.

, A Mqre healthful, delightful place to ple, school house on the land, church about 5 miles of pretty lake front; Graves ill a native of Georgia(: ;

live 12 rnonths 'in the year cannot be quarter of a mile with good member- part of this tract is excellent cirtus lived in ftJoruia for a quarter '
found between Sunrise Rock Bound ship. Thia is an excellent piece of fruit land and part good farmingland ;
tury, most of which time'he
Coast and Sunset's Golden Shore. land, most all good citrus fruit land, ; lots of good commercial: timberfor I y
While many people are dying with there being perhaps 40 acres of cypress lumber and an excellent railroadtie engaged in the hardware ;

heat exhaustion and from sunstroke, Land. About two acres of bear- proposition.' This is an attractive first with J. W. Watson and I II

we haven't a single\ case of record of ing orange grove and some younger colonization property, and we will I what is now known as the ( I '

that trouble. We sleep comfortablyunder trees coming on, also 450 grapefruittrees give full and complete particulars to Hardware Company. With '

light covering nearly every planted last winter, all living those who are interested. I firms he acquired that intimate I .
night during the summer season, and and doing well but one. Several acres No. 301.-Pretty little colonization \,
arise fresh and vigorous after a pleasant more land in fine condition to plant property containing 520 acres, only I edge of the business which i I ; I

-night's rest. Our people are kind, I to fruit next winter. Six-room hones, two and a half miles from Kissimmee i I confidence to branch out for I,

onpitable and congenial. We have a good store building on corner of farm. city limits and half mile from another I In addition to his commodi< :
free county high school], and six Large lake on the north of this farm station Just the place for a fine I i
I lit-j on Broadway, Mr Graves
churches, about four miles of streets furnishing the best of water protee- tle colony where a lot Of friends
paved with brick, fine cement side- tion. Price $35 per acre, time on I to bettle and improve places together. house 30 by 40 feet for I

walks, fine boulevards, and beautifl two thirds of price. Ohio man holds Can be bought. right and on favorable surplus furniture, and another ''| ]

parking Broadway. We Jave\ about title to this property and it can be terms of payment. Atlantic Coast Line track r

4000 population and growing rapidly, bought and cut into smaller farms 303.-Lakeview farm aJid grove, I heavy stock, 30 by 85 feet in

good system" of waterworks, sewerage(: and good money _made from this in- contains 127 acre of land, consisting Mr Graves has the exclusive / j

electric fights, etc. We (grow: all the \-e tment. of excellent pine, fine hammock and .
citrus fruits successfully]] and profit- No. 321: -80 acres of good land four some very fine trucking and farmingland --

allr' and the very finest of vegetablesin miles from Kiasimmee and only one in the artesian belt, there being

winter when the North is snow- block from railway" station on main three flowing wells/ now on the place.:

bound and lying dormant. Florida] is line of A. C. I... railway, handy to About seven acres bearing grove anda

the only state in the Union with 1200 school und church. Just the placefor lot of nice young trees just begin-

miles] of coast line with- both water commercial grove on account of ning to bear. Six-room house with

and railway transportation; to New convenience of shipping product two porches, good stables and houses

York City, a distance of about 1000 There are about ri$e acres of good surrounded by pretty live oak trees, I

miles. bearing orange trees, and about 8 besides beautiful palm trees, mag-

large grape fruit trees, and 265 grapefruit nolias and other ornamental shrub-
No. 77.-Beautiful bungalow home ,
trees planted last winter. Good bery. Banana grove, all in fine viewof
consisting of five large rooms, bath, I crop of fruit on bearing trees this lake; this property has nearly half A

sanitary toilet, water, electric lights, year. There is about fifteen acres mile of lake front and runs to county

large front porch, rear porch ."reentin more land cleared to plant to grove road. Can sit on porch and watch : vq'
of this landis boats to and from
large pantry, china closet, two next winter. About half pass town. De- _
fire place, most beautiful din- in the artesian belt where flowing lightful home and valuable property,

. in town, house newly and wells can be had, and here is the very cheap at $100 per acre, on favorable krvi

nicely furnished complete. Property ,. place for making big money from terms of payment. -' akrk if. n9 % :

located on an east front lot 70 by 150 fruit, trucking, farming and poultry In addition to the above we have M I
of not much smaller farms, anything froma
business. Buildings many
fine lake view, property
furnished complete will be sold for value, but good grove, fine location ten acre tract, or even five, to a 40"I

$3500, on favorble terms of payment. and choice land. Price, including this large grove or farm, or cattle ranch. I - ,.-, ,
year's $7500. Time on $>000 if We desire to correspond with you and I '
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Only one block)( from court house, in !4 hw "
best part of city. i desired; payable from one to five acquaint you with the facts a* they p' x, '
really exist here. We are here to stay
No. 103.-60 acres of good land years.
No. 287.-Fine business: lot fronting and want your friendship. We reajizein )
quarter mile from city ,
feet Broadway and'extend order to maintain your patronagewe
50 on
than half good citrus fruit land, bal-
land. ing to Stewart avenue, giving this must treat you right and have no
and farming M
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desire whatever do 'Otherwi'Be.All
a double front in 'be t partof to .
Fenced two sides land to clearsad property
on easy
town. This property can be had we ask i is a fair show to interest .
good quality of soil. Just the
for $4500 if taken at an early daft, you. Respectfully, .. ..... ."
place for a nice home where children -- --- -' - e,h '''1
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A Broad Gauge Citizen Successful t It I I k> y"ii/

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I' Business Man, .Able Senator, and I II II I I nrJ: .

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LIFE record' of Honorable it what it is now and what we fondly and was made chairman of the im-
E. Donegan Is almost, I hope it will become in the future. portant committee on Lands and INr t > a 1 yI *

not quite concurrent with Mr. Donegan Is strictly a man of Drainage, as well as holding a positionon
the record of the progress and develop- the common people. Whatever success the committee on Banks and Banking l
ment of Kissimmee. How' '
'could it be
he has achieved, and it has been and other committees. He never
otherwise, when as he says he "loves remarkable, has been brought about failed to thoroughly acquaint himself '
Kissimmee and he loves 1
Florida? In
by his own unaided efforts. No college with any measure affecting his home i

every movement of the looking to the advancement diploma ornaments the walls of community, and stood consistentlyand the advance ot any com I II reports a steadily increasing sale of seem to be no quarter of the worldto yp

welfare of the community material and in which moral his home or office. The only school faithfully for its best interests. I li:WITH in wealth and culture these instruments. which its fame has not penetrated, '

the greater part of his life has been education that he ever had an oppor- I As a business man Senator Done- I comes the desire for the The Kimball Player Piano is anotherof and no section, however remote, where .
has'taken tunity to acquire was by a somewhat j gal's rise can only be described by the finer his specialties which is rapidly becoming it cannot be found in daily use. .r ,
I spent, he a promtnent part. things of life. Books, pictures, I ,I j
irregular attendance at the old Kis- word remarkable. From a poor boy a favorite with the music loving Although not a piano tuner him "
He has been no idle onlooker, leavingto simmee schoolhouse. When his other without money or influence, to becomein music and sculpture are infallible in-I public. When one can sit down self, Mr. Prentis is fortunate In having -
others to fight the battle and complacently duties were not too arduous he went a few short years a leader in the dices of the degree of culture to which| and listen to the best of music played at command the services of a .

victory accepting and results when the to school, when occasion required it business life of his section, is truly -any community has attained. The 'I! with absolute precision and per- thoroughly competent man in this line, :"" '

credit was for won the, possibly claiming he stayed at home and attended to the remarkable. It can only be ascribedto | sterner necessities of life come first, 'I fection without the necessity of years who can be secured by him as occasion s
but has I II
same always -
work of the farm. He got the rudiments his acute business sense, a faculty :1 of previous study in the technique of I' requires. 'k
been found in the of course! ; the necessity for foodr for
forefront of
at the old schoolhouse, but his which some men seem' to possess naturally the art, it would seem that little more I Among: his interesting experience
the fight, accepting and gifcjng blows, real education I clothi gf, for .helter, but when these could be desired. I
was acquired after he and other men find it impos- {, has been that of managing a banana,
always with the same cheerfulness, 1 grew to manhood and began to mingle | sible ever to acquire. Combine with 'I are assured and a surplus begins to He handles the Columbia )Disc plantation in what is now the Republic'

and never thinking of surrendering with other men in the great world of j: this a rare good judgment with regard accumulate then flowers begin to I II Graphophone and Grafnola, in all of Panama. lie came to Kissimmee '
while the foe was in the field. business. Of an extraordinarily receptive -I to both men and measures and you Jl I bloom about the doorway and books' their latest models and designs. The ; some seven' yeas ago and for two years '

One peculiarity of his disposition, j i I Ii mind, he was quick to acquireand I probably have to a large extent the I I and pictures to appear on the tables, Columbia has won its own honorable | wan with the W. B. Makinson Com .
i and possibly it accounts for much of make his own, those matters in !: secret of his unexampled success. and musical instruments to cheer andI place as one of the most versatile instruments I' pan)'. Five years ago he started hi. ;v
popularity) is that he never holds j which his early education had been I For a time he was largely interested I enliven the leisure hours. of music, and the one most music store, in which he has met witha I eh i?
malice. When the fight is once over, !, defective, and today he would be call- t in the cattle business, but is now ,| Kissimmee i is peculiarly fortunate; indispensable entertainer. It is capable very encouraging success. }''
,"ro, matter how bitter the contest may I ed, and justly so, a well educated business -I practically out of it, but still has Iin possessing in the Music: House of J. of producing all classes of instrumental A good music man, and knowing a Y ?,,
ia\o been, and equally no matter if man. And, after all is said and large interests in Florida lands which W. Prentis, 107 Broadway, an ample music with an absolutely piano as another man knows his alphabet t
lit- came out victor or vanquished, he done, the education that is acquired are handled by the Arthur E. DoneganReal source of supply ih these essentials of flawless fidelity, all wind instruments, the profession for which he e; ;
accepts results with the utmost equanimity through actual contact with all the I Estate and Insurance Agency, the higher life. Mr. Prentis is exclusive \ stringed instruments, bands and or- Is especially adapted, and for which

buries the.hatchet at once, men and affairs of a business life is treated of elsewhere in this issue. He I agent for Osceola county for the chestras. The human voice is also he has an especial training is that of t '
.hakes hands with, his erstwhile foe, the one that counts for most in the is president of the Citizens Bank, and i I well known and widely celebrated recorded perfectly and reproduced witha I Public Auditor and Accountant. For ,
arid goes on about his business as calm great struggle for existence and success 'I devotes much of his time to its af |, Kimball Piano, manufactured by the fidelity to nature that is simply mar- several years he followed this profession "
and unruffled as if nothing had hap-I i that modern life entails. A col- fairs. W. W. Kimball Company of Chicago. velous. All the greatest artists in in Orlando, before coming to Kis- '+ '

This instrument needs no introductionnor the musical world are 'yours if you simmee, and won much local fame a*

recommendation to our readers. are the fortunate owner of a Grafnola. an adjuster of tangled accounts.' His tl,, .
For many years it has been a standardof The Singer Sewing Machine is another | education was completed at Cambridge

I I comparison for all other makers.If of the widely known specialties 'I University, England, graduating with
1 1 ] it's as good as Kimball it is
1 I I &"atY a good exclusive 'I honor and receiving a first class di.
I 1 Yt enough for anybody.
I ploma. Those who need the service ,
lit also represents the Carpenter Singer is a household word as well as an expert in this line cannot do bet
I M Organ, made in Brattleboro, Vt., and a household necessity. There would (10.f than secure Mr. Prentis. /V ,
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Cakes, Pies and all Kinds of Delicatessen Constantly on Hand r, . '.t tQ

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I I i is a mighty handy thing to have

about the house at dinner time, and if

I, it is not forthcoming, the lack of it <]

is very apt to cause some strenuous tf4W
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1- I I print. The universality of its use

being conceded, the importance of its

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II t j I I I I SENATOR_ URKDONEGAN. i I I( : ; j ! I : inspectors. In most whose big sole cities businessit therere { y ty tyt7 x

is to inspect all places where foodis

-,..- sold and see that they are always 1I

pened. Criticism does not disturb I lego education helps, of course; we Personally Mr. Donegan is a pleas- kept in sunitarj-ahd wholesome condition -

he.. he rather invites it; if jubt, he is :j would \not, belittle its influence one ant man to meet. Carrying a multi- '
; ; acknowledge and profit by I i iota, but it does not and cannot makea I 1 eT ti I Ia Il
W.ow to of business
na plicity cares on nis shoul- Fortunate indeed then is :
afford'' full) fledged man out of a pigmy. Kissimmee -
if he feels that he can
It. unjust,
ders he is never
I' too busy to and
be and the stop in having a baker with
to ignore it, confident that the ultimate The brains must there, a conscience -
exchange with
a pleasant
verdict of his fellow citizens will I j judgment to direct and plan, and the a in the person of J.1I. Reed of
friend acquaintance. lIe is
energy to carry out the plans before or entirely [ the Home
him. I Bakery on Darlington ave-
frank and free in his conversation, %la
success can be assured. )I
lie never permits political differences | never boastful of his achievements, nue. The evidence is seen by a careful '
he has often held fit.
Although public I
friend-, and always giving the I of his I
to interfere with personal one impressionof inspection place where sani-
of his wa.rmi i ,office, !ITuviiiK< been successively Deputy strength, integrity and sincerity.Of rl
ships. As he says, some j I tary conditions will be found to reign
est personal friends may be bitterly 1 Clerk of the Court, Deputy Tax strong and active physique, backed I I throughout.

, opposed to him politically, but. it'' makes no difference with his friend- ] |ber of the State Legislature and State from a robust ancestry, and a life I here in Kissimmee about four . s

ship lie sees the man beneath thepolitician's Senator, he cannot be .called in any largely spent out of doors in the life years. His large and growing patronage ... -
i garb, and respects him acc sense of the word an office seeker. and health-giving atmosphere of Flor- is in itself the best possible evi- J. H. REED. :JlI..

L dingly. He freely acknowledges Indeed, in many cases, the office has ida, still ]in the prime of his manhood's dence that he gives satisfaction. In __ ______'_ ",

t'Itry' man's right to his own opinions, been thrust upon him against his inclination powers, there .is hardly a limit to the fact his custom has outgrown the \ bakery employs' five people, includingthe good, wholesome article that win a

and would proscribe no man for differ- and to his financial disad- possibilities of his future. Should a capacity of his present quarters, and store girl who waits on the customers I please and satisfy his customers,

ing with him. vantage. In the few cases in whichhe I discriminating commonwealth decide he contemplates moving in the near ; From twenty to twenty-five rather than to increase hie' profit by';
office it has been when he that it needs his
The mark of his strong personalitycan sought i Cervices in a station future to larger, more convenient and barrels of flour are used week lowering the quality of his good ;
per ,
in believed he saw an opportunity to higher than that to which he has l
be in directions; yet more central rooms on Braodway. which
seen many constitutes his present weekly His shop always present an attractive '
further the advancement of his home been called (and the intimation f'
educational matters, Being a practical he
civic in
affairs, man supervises output. This will be largely increased '
the hallsof I section, which has always been nearesthis been put forth more than once) there appearance with its shelves) "
in business and in every step in the of
county process converting when the winter visitors and residentsput
heart. will be no regretting the laden with bread, biscuits, buns, cake.
the State Legislature. he has been result. Ar- the snowy flour into nourishing"staff in their
.appearance, but he will and the thousand and .
thur pies one tempting .1
Whenever he has held office he has E. Donegan'will "
fully measureup of life
prominent in 'the fight for good gov- and consequently whenhe still be able to meet all demands delicacies with which the skfflfBl
and has carried I acquitted himself with credit and to to' the requirements of any positionto offers his
ernment and good morals, product to the public, be promptly as his ovens have I
capacityof artisan in pastries knows so well how :
satisfaction of his constituents. which he be called ,
with him by the I the may does so id the full consciousness thatit
other along 1600 loaves
men daily. He uses the allure
to. the appetites of his customers
and en- His extraordinary popularity was However high he may rise, and is good and wholesome.He .
sheer force of his courage celebrated Hubbard overt, which always -
and them to the
in his for Senator when he whatever honors he tempt
to'such as I shown race may achieve, Kis- always
and uses the best of.
thusiasm. To- him, flours gives satisfaction and producing
of their The visitor always
within less than half hundred simmee will purses.
to came a always remain first and and -in
ability buys Tampa in
hundred barrel
him (for he'has the rare an article which more nearly v
resem- fair and courteous
votes of beating his opponent in his foremost in his mind and the rely upon ) *
select able assistant) is largely due growth finding that market more satisfactory bles the "bread that mother used tomake" treatment from Mr. Reed or hi* employees -
He took rank and welfare of the dear
county. a high old town will
and (own than Jacksonille
the up-building up- on accoount than that
credit for the of the bak-
average and be certain of getting hie. dmoney's
be till ,
his confreres the Senate consideration.
lifting of our fair city; for the making among of the difference in freight. The ery. His constant..aim is to tarn out a.'' worth.I Qrve him a ealL .' '

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"I'II""I."d i , that these are no city I attract Tne.v wain congenial nmgh old Hamilton Disston, which now lies tions hot ween the whites and their

E. Ii A Beautiful Island in a Beautiful Lake I'I I 1 > |I", nunuuly i measured l by; feet and horn; men, ) and women) of tastes and il dismantled. wreck on the shore of red I brothers. gradually became strain;:

p'h',, 1 log, blond, geneious an i es, big views similar to their own All such Oliver's Island. \ .. ed., '1 umdrs of Indian outbreak at'

'noiiirli (t.. Keep a horse and cow if will ln doubly welcome. Another, interesting legend:: of the distant points were heard; it was fear '

J 1 Oliver's. Island Krslnhile: Known asFleming's 1 Iho- gland l palms -o that they-; seemed desiii d. and chickens. too; acres reaching (On the south shore of the Like, 1 island dates even farther back, to the ed that the chiefs were about to break> ;,

I -, 1 Island-Ilf :Many Adtaittajres : like the' columns for' a mugnilieriit (, back .to t the gland' old oaks for drawn" well( up beyond the high watermark ( days: of the> Seminole war, and concerns the treaty and go on the war paUl

V ,. \.sn Ideal Platte for Home drawing/ loom 1'ntui\ (the fjII11", |I simile :-mil I. :nett and facing, (the lake lies the icmams' of an old bout the doings, not of a millions ii again) : I I11" decided to send an em-j

.I 1 13u1Iding.r. must have held many: midnight\ dancetheir. -, tutu it- i i\er shifting panorama of now Used a- storehouse. for \ egetable.s but of a simple Indian maiden and her hussy Jo the upper river to visit the |
l Bolos Hood with Ills \ ) iiiiflii, and, I .omniorce.. Hack from, the and the odds'aTtd l ends t hat always awful sacrifice of life to save bra chiefs: and endeavor if possible to I i iliml

"The I Isles I of Cieece; The i isles I 1, 111-1, t IIHM dcsiied ..1"a j fake and flouting on the cross avenues accumulate around a farm. Tlv white lover. The story runs that ; gut( their grievances and restore
'1 I ki'gei tracts, for those whose in- old wreck. ha I and interest luring in the the of good feeling.
of (Ii;ircecc place for their' n!('('lu,4. lie a histoiy' un temporary truce bloody era Sergeant ;

I Whre burning: Sappho loved and Fleming's Island, us it i is popularly I| "ieu-ss| or" ambitions demand a wider injf one\ too Thitty years or more war a detachment of U. S t loops was: Xehou'nnd an Irish soldier were ...

I sung. known, 01' Oliver's Island, as it should :,| I 'Id of action. than can be afforded ago she plied the Waters of the lake 1 stationed on the lower river 'near" an lasted. for the difficult and dangerous

Vt : l ; Isles of ( ;ireece, picturesque be known or .lernjgan's Island, as it '\itliin the limits of the residenceacre. a.s the Hamilton Ih ,lon," the property Indian ..pllal e. The soldiers and the I undertaking.' Through bush and.

,3/ T1IIO[ romartie as they undoubtedly is known to the U S Government, I Here, will be the orange and of l iiini .mined for. that enterprising natives being for a time at peace, visit-. brake. through swamp and tracklesi '

were didn't have a thing and so denominated on the maps' is | grapefruit groves of the future, the genjiis who was one of the first to ed buck and forth, and Sargeant Nelson forest" with the ever-present possibility

on the isles of the Tohopekaliga in a beautiful 1 piece of feitile land lying truck and vegetable! gardens! the ban ice the grand 1 possibilities of Florida. the hero of the story, met the 1 of stopping a bullet from the
that respect, although they might in the waters t ,of Lake Tohopekaliga ana and pineapple plantations, from /Had he lived 1 to curry out his great Indian maiden and became mter.-.stcd l rifle of some lurking foe, they finally

j have discounted them in the matter about three miles from Kissimmee.It reached! their destination, lure site of

i' of bunting and loving Sapphos. For was lii-st taken up from. th- government I the present' city of Kissimmee. There'
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;, the matter of that though, it wouldn't t in 1K">7 l hI' it man named Jerni- -. ...", -:,<<" "" '' .' -"< was no one there to met them as had

tE J be surprising if some dusky maiden f I gall, hence it became known to the I II i >.:.. 0/:. ",:.,, "'t::..."t.l''rI'i.zJ.! =2-i :, < ';" ,. J' .r.=. been), ranged i Suspecting treachery

t .f the Tohopeknligan islands were doing ,I !go\ eminent a, .Jermgan's 1 Island, and "",:-.-.r.:.-..,. ... ;.;.< fff'.' . .. ;i Ithe" ) found a canoe and paddled over
,J the same kind of a stunt at about I with the characteristic inertia of governmental '.;.,.w', ;00.. .. ._. .;t,.- '. i 110 the island to make their camp
': the same time in the world's history.d' i officialdom it has retained : . ':.. 1'f. .. Thereached( \ it in the darkness and
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Possibly a little later, ( a few eons that name on the government charts .. ". ... ;. .... , began t their preparations, when Kis1 .
less don't count but it is ;. .' ...... "' .. O'. 1
more or ) ever since, although it has had many -". <.< ,. < ,lInm" ,' suddenly appeared and besought
'rfi certain that the dusky maidens were different! owners since Jernigan's "I'. . '.. t them to leave without delay
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there as! far back as the white man'.s time and has changed its cognomen ;;:::">!'{;'" ' r .. I The' ,enrage, were approaching and

", history goes, and even long before with every change of ownership. .:; ... :: : ; r would soon be on them. Quickly they
that, for their advent is lost in the The island rises gently from the I . fi. if .. ..C. meP(. . lumped' into their canoe and rowed

Y r dim mists of tradition. And where water's edge to a height of several''' ..'...'. .,. ..... t'. + .. .. away in the darkness. None too soon,
J the maid was, there the man was, and feet in the interior, making drainage, I 'I" .., I r w for the yells of rage and anger from
the loving and singing went on in the if that shoud be desired liii :. their
.. a simple t e (the' I Indians at finding prey had
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t red man's wigwam just as in the ]lem. The land is' what is ..,.-,,.. _"J.t; escaped reached their ears. But far

white man's palace. It's the way oft high hammock, covered with a heavy '. .'" I more agonizing to the ears of Sar
the world, and always will he until growth of Hardwood timber, mainlylive 1 geant Nelson must have been the notes

o time shall be no more. oaks of mammoth size, inter- ( t tI of the death song of the maiden Kilsirnmee -

I. By way of showing the impression spersed with water oaks and a few as they floated out over the
. made upon the visitor by the manifold hickories. There is the usual tropical I I ,1w silent darkness of the waters. With

1'' i ; beauties of the island we are privileged undergrowth, but not many saw her I life she paid the penalty of her

r to make an extract from a let- palmettos. It is well adapted to the fidelity to her white lover and her
ter written to the Olivers by a talent- I growth of citrus fruits as an old groveof tf 1 treachery. to her race. To this day

'v ed woman of Georgia,. who visited the 316 trees abundantly testifies. The it is asserted a canoe, is sometime

trees were large, wide spreading and' visible bn the dark waters of the. ,

rank In growth. Including, his young lake, propelled by no mortal hand, ):

.t',...', .."r "We are taught to think that dreams grqves, not yet in bearing, Mr. Oliver but guided, it.ii supposed by the spirit *
ate things of but a moment, while has some forty acres in citrus trees, .. of the gentle gIrl\ \, and it. 1.1r:
realities are the eternities of life, but comprising oranges, grapefruit, kum-i >- ."" ; alleged that a favored few have been
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truly my little visit to your island quuls > and limes. From a little plat privileged, / to hear the wild weird

kome reversed this order of things, of ground that could be covered by a I! IIIII-H. if her dying:: song borne by
to mind, for, all life I have sized! house and E. M. OUVKK'S BUNGALOW
my my good containing IK! the injiht 1 bree/.os over the placid
f,., dreamed of a trip to Florida, and have | lime trees' Mr. Oliver sold last year''' \\atcis of the lak,'.

seen in my imagination her orange J $:"50() worth of limes, and the trees are. all of which the great natural fertility plans the whole history of Florida in her. Seeing the heavy, cumbersomecanoe In leview.' th; Oliver( Brothers have

groves, her stately palms, her fantastically again }lending" L beneath their weight of the soil, stimulated by the life- 1 might' have been written differently.The of native manufacture which in thenisland 1 u. high class, meritorious -

shaped old trees, her luxuriant of fruit almost ready for market.. giving sunshine of Florida, will guarantee I development of the interior would she paddled, he set himself to work ,, proposition one that will inevitably

'1 vegetation of all kinds and all He is contemplating the enlargementof rich returns to t the fortunate have been contemporaneous with that to build her a better. So well did h"succeed i: appeal to high class people

;, t my dreams came true in one little day his plantation the coming year. j investor.. of the east coast, and at least a quarter i so light and( easily handledwas I "six-king homes in the Southland onceit
r j whose hours were so short that I am Mr. Oliver's plans for the improve- I ;Mr. K. :M. Oliver and his brother, I of a century would, have been gained the boat, and so trim and graceful I, I is brought to their attention. It

e ,, thinking Nature took advantage of thesun's ment of the island are intelligent and 1'1. W. Oliver, joint owners!'! of the property in the march of progress. The her lines that the natives gazed combines many desirable features,

not shining to rob them. of some far-reaching. They involve the con- are Alabamians\ of means! and names of both Flagler and Disston onit in admiration, and forthwith christened fertile soil, proximity to water, good
a of their momenta. w It was struction of a lake shore drive entirely culture, who were lured to. Florida by I would have been revered as those of it "Kissimme--The!'! Light Ca- and pure drinking water from artesian

r :happiness to stand in that grand orange -'"' around the island with avenues cut iU* many compelling attractions of twin genii, who found Florida a wild- li"..." The name was!'! transferred to sources, abundance of shade, and easy

+ < ( grove and realize for the first across! -(rom point to point at con- soil and climate. Today they are as!'! erness and left it a paradise. What I the maiden, and thence to the lake access to an enterprising and fast

t rte:;. 1 time what f Florida oranges really are; venient distances, giving easy; accessto enthusiastic Floridians the oldest seems well authenticated tradition, and river and when the first white growing! city. If given the proper

to walk through that lovely piece of every point of the island. Facingthe II and most seasoned 'Cracker." Theyare allege that John Jacob Astor (the I i<,.ttl'rs, came here to build the future publicity it cannot fail to attract the
woodland until we found ourselves in boulevard on the lake shore he just the kind of people to firm same millionaire who himselfa
proved I I city, with rare good sense they de- right kind of residents. It will yet be,
Y,). 'the very heart of the island, where has laid out some one-acre residencelots the nucleus of a refined, cultured and hero and went down with the Titanic j I c-idt-d that it should bear the name of I known as!'! one of the most beautiful
Nature seemed to have had an eye for which he offers to the public on I high toned society. And that is exactly ) passed the honeymoon of his Ilhe Indian maiden. residential suburbs! of the fair city of

old Colonial effects when she placed I Very reasonable terms. It should be the class of: people they hope to first marriage on board of this same | The story is not yet ended. Rela I, Kissimmee.
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