Florida farmer & fruit grower

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Florida farmer & fruit grower
Uniform Title:
Florida farmer & fruit grower (Jacksonville, Fla. 1893)
Alternate title:
Florida farmer and fruit=grower
Portion of title:
Florida farmer and fruit grower
Place of Publication:
Jacksonville Fla
S. Powers
Creation Date:
February 1, 1896
Physical Description:
29 v. : ill. ; 33-50 cm.


Subjects / Keywords:
Agriculture -- Florida ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Jacksonville (Fla.) ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Duval County (Fla.) ( lcsh )
newspaper ( sobekcm )
newspaper ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage:
United States -- Florida -- Duval -- Jacksonville
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Dates or Sequential Designation:
Began in 1893; ceased in 1899.
General Note:
Description based on: New ser. vol. 5, no. 19 (May 13, 1893).

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Florida dispatch and farmer and fruit grower
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Semi-weekly Florida times-union and citizen


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I. Powers,Editor JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA, FEBRUARY. 'I, 1896. Whole No. 140 '.f.l.6W VIII SERIES., No. 6,

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

A ;Hardy Orange on Hardy Stock.
*. .
f Over 300 Varieties of ,;. ,to ".. ,
the most Extensive in the State and offer at *& ? Grown"Stock> Peache&f Plums,'PeaYs, *
Fruits and Ornamentals. Japan Persimmons, Grapes,Figs,Mulberries,Apricots.Almonds.Satsuma and other Oranges and
Lemons on both .' Jl
Peaches,Pears, Plums, Persimmons,.Nuts, Grapes,Roses, etc. :
',... .. ., '; -i" O1tA 'GE.a1 d' TRIF' .'- .. !inTAT.: :. : T&g1t4 _.r .
,,NO AGENTS' Catalogue foit8g& An Up-to-date Horticultural'Hand-Book free OD application.oliciteoT. -S S ;
*. Over 75 varieties of Roses all field grown and BuddecgKd Crafted 'prnamental Trees, Shrubs,etc
.-* ..:Correipondenee .,: .
will pay.@se intending to plant Orchards to visit my Nursery and Experimental Grounds.
tt G. L.. TABER, GLEN ST. MARY, FLA. Write for Catalogue and any infoi mation wanted, .
*r*i- W. D. QRIFFINQ; PROP.;,
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PLANTING TOBACCOLots -':'PT: .--'--: --"' ,?::": .::' "" .;S-.:.. ?-':::_-_:1::'1llflI .

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of people in Florida ir'end to plant tobacco this year,and have not
a obtained their seed. We have pure fresh seed of the finest strains of Vuelta S outff
Abajo-just what you need for xaising the best grade of Cigar Leaf Tobacco. .: ) e.,

Packet. . '. 10 cents. I impound . . $1.50 ,,
Ounce. . . 50 cents. I| Pound . . 5.00 I I

H. G. HASTINGS & CO., Seedsmen, FRWT {CAR5.I ,;
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' INTERLACHEN, FLORIDA. The Standard of Excellence. .
Ell'- Catalogue Free.TREES .
" Send for Catalogue and Prices from FirstHands..


I will sell Fruit Trees this reason to the planter at wholesale prices. Address, .. .. .._ .
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Riverside Nurseries, Glen St. Mary, Fla.lOT'S .


ofidCnmHMa To Dairymen and Others who will send 300 to pay postage.
Saved from heavy heads from 12 to 16 inches long, and warranted Absolutely Pure.

A. G. ELLIOT & CO. Mfrs. PAPERSROYAL This is certainly the greatest boon to stock and poultry raisers that has ever been introduced .
Paper into Florida producing more grain and fodder than any other cereal. The grain makes a superior
Dealer in All Descriptions of Paper. PHILADELPHIA, P A. article of meal for the human family.
While the supplv lasts I will send,prepaid,enough seed of either variety to plant one acre
M for$t.oo; enough to plant two acres(one of each variety),for$i.90,or four acres,$j.So.
Maonvllte, Fla.

TVe haTe an Unusually Large and Fine Stock of Hardy Palms, 300 ACRES. IN NURSERY.. O ONE ACRE UNDER GLASS. 0 S8TH YEAR.
Shrubbery,Trees,Vines and all Manner of Plants

...'._pv,'.. for House, Lawn or Orchard. FRUIT TREES Specially Adapted to Florida.

Fruit WB Trees Economic Plants Ferns,Orchid, Bamboo.Csc!u',Etc..for every situation and I Oriental Pear+ Japan Plums Marisnna Stocks Japan Persimmons Giant Loquat,Strawberry
' for every dhnaie. plant'sent safely to all.part of the World. We pack by mail and pay postage Plant. Grape Vines, etc. Rare Coniferae, Broad Leaved Evergreens. Camelias. 50.000 Palm
. at Catalogue rates,or stnd larger plants by press or freight. 10,ooo Camphor and cinnamon trees.Roses. The Greenhouse Department is the '
Send for large catalogue Illustrated and priced.REASONER. i most complete in the Southern States. We grow everything In trees and plants suited to SOuth.
BROS., Oneco, Fla. i era horticulture.: Catalogue free. Address J. BERCKMANS, Augusta, Ga. No AJUti.




PINEAPPLE PLANTERS The New Six-Eared Corn.J' .



I have control of a Choice Lot of_ ,

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4 z: Smooth Cayenne Pineapple SuckersFor ''WI

sale by the 100, 1,000,10,000 or 50,000. Special prices on large orders.I .

guarantee them to be true to name, first class plants and in good order.

Those contemplating planting can save money by calling on or corresponding -
with me before purchasing.

Shortest Most AttractiveROUT
GEO. H. WRIGHT, Orlando, Florida.BARAINSrnRosEsNTs. .


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and Ington Southern Hallway to guarantee them to be by far the best 3d eU.yon ever Invested in rote,as follows:
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t points Florida.Cincinnati IIr wald.-the mOlt. charming Pink R08e. Pearl of the Garcten-Deep Golden Yel. ,I
low. Hunat> .-BeautiCuI8hadl.'ll of Copper and Gold. Scarlet n.dd.r.-the richest
) Cincinnati to Harriman Junction and brightest of all Red ROllI's. 'ranC' .ka lirllit'r.-low Gushed pink charming.
by Queen & Crescent, Had. fie 'VaU."llIe.-thA famous Tulip Rot1 Ithen :old.-deep Citron and Gold, a remarkable
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Ashevllle & I vine and Columbia by South- White,none better linehem de Brabant,-Amber Hose,delicately tinged apricot.
ern Hallway, and Florida What You Can Buy for SO Cents. /'IA'kt'
Jacksonville Central&Pensnsular-Columbia -
J to Jacksonville. Bet. 34-13 Enr-bloomiu RoseR all|different' 50 e. Seto!-20 Large Flowered Pansy Planti. 50 e.
M-I Fragrant Carnation! Pinks 12 kinds.50 c. 43-15 Coleus, .10
will make bed e-
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Cincinnati to Jacksonville by 36- n Lovely Flowering BegonU8alsorU,30e.! :
Cincinnati Queen & Crescent to Chattanooga .' 37-13 Geraniums,all colors and kinds 50 c. 44-12 Double and Sin leruchsiu.all colors 50(. / .
and Southern H'y to Ever- '..' 38-15: Choice Prize Chrysanthemums SO e. u 45- 6 Choice Bsrd18brubs, 6 sorts .30(.
Florida}ette,Florida Central & Penin- 34- 4 Choice Decorative Palms try them, 50 e. 46-30 Pkts Flower Seeds, no two aliks. 60 e. I
Limited. sular to all important Florida 4fr- 3 Dwarf French Cannas.5 kinds. 50 eo.II 47-20 Pkt'i elegant: Sweet Peag,&ll dlfferentBO(. S 1 I Iitl
points. 41-12 Sweet Scented Double Tube Roses 50 eoII 48-18 Pkt'i Choice Vegetable Seeds 18 sorts 5*e.
I You may select pelf of any two sets for 50 cents.or 3 complete sets for U 25. any 5 sets for$2.00 the -,
Kansas;; City Kansas City Fort Scott & entire 13 sets for 15.00,or half of each set for 12.50 Get your neighbor to club with you. Our catalogue
and Memphis Kansas free. OBI>UB TO-DAY. We will hold the plants ana ship them any time you may desire. Address,

J ackao'dUe Ito to Birmingham Everette, Fla., Southern Central R'&yhto' THE GREAT WESTERN PLANT CO., SPRINGFIELD, OHIO.
T Line Peninsular to all Fla. points. /

;. Louis to Jacksonville HEADQUARTERS FOR HIGH GRADE ..
18t. Short Line to Du Quoin,
Holly Sp'ga Central to Holly Sp'gs, $\
..,..: Koftte. City, Memphis & Birmingham -
to Birmingham,Sou. AND
R'y to Everette and F. C.P._ FIELD SEEDS
Sioux City &Chicago to
sonville. 111. Cent. to Jli4
Holly Sp'gsRoute. }Sp'gs K.e. M. & B. to
mingham, Sou. ivy to Ever- 4.Farmers and Truckers are requested lend for my price-list of Field and Garden Seed h
ette and the F. C. & P. 1,000 bushels Texas Red RU proof Oats, 75 cents per bushel; Alfalfa or lucerne 25 cents per 1
Louis'ille & Nashville to River pound; Rescue Grass 30 cents per pound.
New Orleans Junction. F. C. & P. only
To }route with through sleepersJackso'ville
between New Orleans and P. F. WILSON SEEDSMAN
Jacksonville.The ,
11'. C. & P. has 70* miles of track in t
Florida running through the GAINESVILLE. FLORIDA. ,
Tobacco Jtetnont,
; Stock Panning and Dairy Section, ,
F t. Peach and Strawberry Lands, I think it is safe to say that the tobacco raising came up for discus-
Orange, Banana and Pineapple Country,
Phosphate Belt. acreage in vegetables will not be decreased sion. Mr. Hubbard thought it couldbe .11

Hat the Other Silver fine Spring Scenery.The and. in this locality. Some are successfully raised here, but it '

Great Hunting Country. planting more extensively than ever. would take two or three years to get .

Has Beaches the best the lands Noted for Fishing tillage, greatest Ground variety Mr. J. L. Dillard, one grower of veg- the seed in a condition to raise a desirable / i

of soils In the State,and above all etables here, will plant about thirty crop.-Florida Philosopher.

Runs over the Central Rldgeland acres. His cabbage are looking fine, .. _
Where It Is High and Healthy.
but Mr. W. L. claims Milton the
Prosperous towns fill its route and it offers Story to be Bryan, census enumer-
the best freight facilities for any produce to leading in that line at present.-Winter ator, has made his report to the County .

the-Send Northern also for markets.the best map of Florida (sent Garden Item in Orlando Reporter. Clerk, and has credited Daytonawith r,t>\ L

free) and note the towns on its route.A.O.MAODONELLG.P.A. 1,425 inhabitants. So we are no .4P/.fi '

Jacksonville :Mr. J. H. Harp gave some very lonfier at the of the wandering PRICE; OB* CORN.
,Fla. mercy Packet of 100 grains.....................10 ceat.Piat. .
important points on cotton culture in bovines that have been depredatingstreets M .......20 cents

The Fla Cent. & Peninsular R. R. his address at the Farmers' and Fruit and lots the past two years Quart Pint ..30 o centi cents .,'

Offers Growers'meeting last Saturday. He under the barbaric ruling of our State (The above are postpaid).
to ShippersThe said should be had in the 54 Peck................................ ....11.00>
.' Shortest and Quickest Route great care Legislature. We can again with safety I SOBushel.
BETWEEN selection of seed and that it should be plant trees and shrubbery, and grow 5.00

FLORIDA AND ALL POINTS IN changed each year. Charleston, S. C., vegetables and fruits without expectingthe H. G. HASTINGS & CO., ;!

THE EAST AND WEST. was a good place to get the seed. The cattle to devour them, and no Interlachen, Fla. ..

With Improved Ventilated Cars,this company land did not want to be too poor nor longer have our street walks littered
is better equipped than ever ever to too rich. Hammock lands were not and befouled with their droppings.Our DIETZ DRIVING LAMP.A ; .
handle the Orange and Vegetable Crops, and
Insure close connections and prompt despatchto suitable, but the high pine land was ladies and children, too, can traverse that brilliant .
all Eastern and Western Markets. all right. He thought our with of Driving Lamp gives a
orange our streets a feeling se-
out Through change oars or delay.destination with- groves would be just the land to be curity, and the bulls that have made I light and will not blow nor jar out.

Perishable freight followed by wire and used for cotton raising until the trees night hideous with their bellowing wi 1 1 That is the kind we offer you.

shippers points advised and arrival time at passing destination.various Junction were well grown. Mr. Henry Hub- no longer make the passer-by seek a Price, 83.SO.

All for overcharges and. loss promptly bard made some remarks encouragingthe protecting fence or porch.DaytonaJournal. Delivered anywhere in U. S. or Canada

growing of cotton. He said the .
See that your goods are marked Satisfaction
via F. C. & P. R. R. crop in Texas had for a year or two .-.-< I GuaranteedSend
For information call on or address the undersigned been a partial failure, and would be The census of Marion county for a

0. E. TAYLOR: ,Trav.A'gt Ocala Fla. more so on account of an insect that 1895 shows a total population of a for book-Free

W. B. TUCKER,Gen.A'g't Orlando, Fla. had come upon them from Mexico and little over 28,000. This is an increaseof COMPANY
Trav. Aygi R.E.DIETZ
O.M.HOLDEN Leesburg.Fit
W.R.FULLER Trav.A'gjt,Tampa, Fla. was utterly destroying the crop. 8,000 over the census of 1890. At

Or.N.S/PENNINGTON Jacksonville,Traffic Manager,Fla. Therefore, better prices may be ob- this rate the population will nearly 60 LAIGHT STy

._ W, PLEA8ANTS.. General Freight Agt tained for cotton. The subject of double In ten years.-Ocala. Banner. hEW YOU.


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NOTES FROM T.AK'Ji1WORTH-L! prominent among which are the and copper, and still other tints, with I I I In the fall he had all his sprouts

trade winds and occasional West In- which this strictly tropical plant expresses banked. Those from the young trees

Pineapples and Oranges. dia hurricanes; to resist which it has its languid dissatisfaction with having grown all summer,were hardened -

During a recent brief visit to West assumed a somewhat scrubby form, the capricious touches of a semitropical up and received little injury from

Palm Beach we took time between like the pines and oaks. winter. And the fruit of the Ab- the frost; the others were soft and

the summer-like showers to call on THE PORTO RICO. baka seems to be as trustworthy as its were killed down to the tops of the

two of the leading pineapple growers, : This is a variety yielding an apple color, an all-round, popular article, a mounds. But he only cared to pre-
:Mr G. C. Matthams, and Mr. W. I which occasionally reaches even rival of the Smooth Cayenne in beauty, serve enough to bud into. The bud-

Armstrong, the manager of :Mr. W.. eighteenor: twenty pounds; yet it is, size and flavor. ding will be done as early as possiblein

S. Clow's Windella plantation. I probably on account of this very THE QUEENS. the spring and as the leaders assert

ORANGES ON LAKE WORTH. luxuriance of growth, one of the least The Egyptian Queen and the Golden themselves the crowd of sprouts around
them will
be gradually reduced until
The first thing Mr. Matthams tookus resistant varieties in a gale. Its Queen are about alike in foliage, the leaders
are able to appropriate the
to see was a small reclaimed or-.. great leaves, like the vanes of a wind dark green tinged with reddish bronze of
ange and lemon grove, about one and mill, catch too much wind and it and turning pink, or even carmine, in sap When the old root systems.
the three leaders are about
a half miles south of town close to capsizes. This is one of the varieties cool weather. But Mr. Matthams feet
two high they will be bandagedover
the shore of the lake. It was plantedby which need shedding, or at least a makes a distinction between the fruits, the
centre of the and
an old pioneer about twelve years windbreak here on the coast. But though some growers consider them forced stump
all varieties are a little weak in the identical. to grow together, making one
ago who lived in a palmetto "shack"and The Egyptian Queen is, trunk. Thus it will be braced againstthe
died soon after the trees were ground yet on account of the freezea perhaps, more distinctively than any wind much better than single
had received year ago. other the Indian river any
planted. They no atten- pineapples; a
be and
sprout a hollow cylinderwill
tion since and had become completely In addition to this mechanical ob- long, conical, yellow fruit, with a yel- be formed which will inclose the
swamped in a mass of grape-vines, jection, the Porto Rico is not strictlya low pulp which is rich and luscious. old
first-class fruit in flavor. Yet it is I stump.
air-plants and scrub oaks so that it is so
a wonder they survived at all. Someof popular in the markets on account of its SHEDDING. Judge Long will bud his grove very
and untried in largely with the Early Love a
Everything was new orange
the lemons, for instance, had grownup size and beauty that the growers will
variety which is well liked around
in probably always to extra troubleto pineapple culture in Florida. There
long willowy shoots at an angleof go
and which he considers
and is standard work Leesburg as
was no on
raise the Porto Rico. It certainly open
in effortto
thirty or forty degrees, an
air culture and the valuable and as early ripening as the
had muchto
escape from the overshadowing live brings the gold coin, up to 50 cents pioneers Parson Brown. ....
oaks. and $i apiece.In learn. One thing seems to be established .

Shortly before Christmas Mr. Mat the quiet atmosphere of a shed, beyond dispute, that shed- When asked if he did not apprehendan

thams happened to this or in an isolated clearing with a wall ding will pay for the improved varie- excessive planting of early varietieshe
penetrate ties in the latitude of Lake Worth replied that in his locality, (Marion
thicket, and his attention was attractedby of scrub all around it, the Porto ,
the sight of On search- Rico grows majestic and handsome, both on account of heat and cold, and county) it was practically an early orange -

ing around he found oranges.several dozen, with purplish dark foliage and dark for all varieties in the latitude of Or- or nothing, at least with him.
But he does
both sour and sweet, mostly large, fruit, preceded by copious bloom; but lando. Shedding partly breaks up the anticipate an over plant-
f fine, bright oranges, also a lot ot when it has been exposed to the succession of the seasons and equal- ing grape fruit.Parasites .. -

A. j. lemons,the latter all of the Florida mauling of f a gale its broad leaves izes the year. Surprising as it may .
rough-skinned variety. This discovery become ugly with contusions and seem it was found that shedded plantsdo on Peach Trees.A .

4 caused him to have the old grove I. scratches. not bloom-as early as those in the box of insects feeding on peach

cleared up and the imprisoned trees SMOOTH CAYENNE.So open, but they are more likely to trees was sent to us by a subscriber in
bloom out of season and at all sea- Inverness, whose young son had dug
released. A few had died, but all called because there are no
sons. them out of the bark. On for-
that survived found to be clean being
prickles on the leaves, is one of the
Shedding makes the apples more warded to the of the State
and sound in trunk limb and foliage entomologist
; first, if not the first in popular favor
: showy and larger, more tender and Experiment Station at Lake
and they have been pruned and treat- the improved varieties. A City, they
among juicy than the air fruit and elicited from him the
open ,
following response -
ed with a moderate dose of fertilizerto
noble fruit, often growing very large, therefore more marketable.
see what they will develop. Someof of a barrel shape, and having the :
them have grown trunks four or largest and most showy plume of all WINDBREAKS. Editor Farmer and Fruit-Grower:
Your letter and box
i five inches through. varieties, yet this excess of plume Shedding has a third count in its containing specimens -
1- After the "pineapple fever" set in does not detract from the apple, as it favor as a windbreak, and :Mr. Mat came to hand to-day.

here a few years ago hardly anybody is dense and heavy, rich and well thams now thinks that, even with the The smallest "grub" is the young ofa

thought worthwhile to spend time on packed with juice. The plant is a common Red Spanish variety, whichit flat-head beetle (Buprestidae). These
insects do considerable dam-
oranges, and the belief has somehow i robust grower with abundance of would not pay to cover, he would frequently
gained a foothold that the soil on i dark olive green leaves, long and not plant over five acres in a body, ina age to peach, pear and plum trees, by
I the lower Indian River and Lake burrowing between the bark and wood,
smooth and gracefully curled.THE rather narrow strip with a windbreakof
i Worth is not adapted to citrus fruits. scrub on two sides, the north and making galleries "somewhat like the
Since the freeze in the "orange belt" PERNAMBUCO. the west. The trade winds blow from "pin head beetles. Their attacks are
This is tender South American confined to trees that have been in-
has caused many growers to turn a the east, but these are not particularly
their minds further south, the discovery variety which has shown itself a little injurious to pineapples. jured previously, such injuries as result

of this pioneer relic is invested sensitive to the more rugged climateof from borers,or bruises from cultivators,

with an uncommon interest. North America, but will prove or sometimes they follow injudicious
Restoring Orange Grove.In .
The soil on which those trees survived valuable. It is one of the few kinds an pruning. While they make a bad

so many years of total neglect which can be eaten with a spoon, conversation with Hon. H. W. case worse, they do not attack a sound

| is the same as that on which all the being very rich and mellow. Foliageof Long, he outlined the course which he tree.The

1 pineries hereabout are planted. A a delicate, tender green. intended to pursue in restoring his orange second "grub" belongs to a

practically bottomless sand, bearing a grove to a profitable bearing scarabeus beetle. These "grubs" feedon

scrub of oak, spruce pine and palmetto THE ABBAKA. condition. The stumps of the young decaying vegetable matter, espe-
fc which is so dense as to be almost im This is also an all round favorite trees made a vigorous start last spring, cially decaying wood, and hence are
penetrable. among the improved and more tender but those of the old bearing trees not injurious.The .

[ varieties. Its vivid green foliage, especially showed no signs of reviving until beetle enclosed is a harmless

? THE RED SPANISH PINE. under shedding, gives it a distinctive June. He satisfied himself that they little fellow, that feeds on other insects -

, This is the stock pine of the count place in the recollection of the were alive and had the earth pulled and the eggs of insects. This

t try and seems likely always to hold novice, who is apt to be rather con- back from the tap-root, whereuponthey insect would be classed as beneficial

r-... the leading position as a commercial fused by the chameleon-like whims of made a remarkable growth,some unless the predaceous habit be extended -

r' Variety for the main out door culture. color, to which most varieties seem to of them sending up hundreds of shoots. to beneficial insects.

i. It is acclimated hardy, fairly pro- be subject under the complicating con- The e were gradually pulled off, but The first-named specimen is the

[ ductive and comparatively free from ditions of heat and cold rain and three groups of them were left at only one that is of any economic im-

f the diseases and parasites which are|i I drouth, sun and shade. There is a advantageous points around the portance, and this not of much im

i troubling the imported varieties more green with a delicate frosting, and a stumps, and from these he expects to portance. P. H. ROLFS.

L* or less. The red Spanish variety'i green without frosting; yellow and or- raise finally three leaders as a basis for Experiment Station, )

F; seems to have adapted itself througha ange and salmon; pink, purple and the restored tree. These three will Lake City Fla. }} !

a long process of acclimation to the]:scarlet; gray and steely blue; with an divide the space equally around the -..-

k< salient conditions of the latitude iridescent iron rust, dashes of bronze stump. An early spring is quite probable.

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


Ammonia 5 to 0 per cent. .
Available Phosphoric Acid .. 7 to 8 "
Actual Potash 4 to 5t "
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Queries and Suggestions. from the trunk of the tree. He claims : ket when all Florida oranges are out the work was done we had the pleas.
greater vigor and longer life to the I of it-Hart's Late. ure of seeing that the moisture had
There seems to be no end to ques- tree. The method will be tried also risen from below and showed nearlyall
tions in regard to orange growing,and in the planting of citrus trees about along where the surface had been
some new phase develppes every day. Interlachen[ this winter. Too much early fruit gluts the mar- smoothed down hard. This insuredthe
The question of banking sprouts and *** ket and fixes the price for the season. germination of the rye. The
how deep and in what way? Shall M. S. Moremen has been making a While it is not well to have too many moisture would be dried out duringthe
the surplus sprouts be cut away this thorough investigation of the Orange varieties, it is well to "diversify" so day, but at night it would rise
winter? What sprouts shall be grafted I Belt of Florida, to give data for a bul- as to cover the whole season, even at again and show in the morning.
? Will a sprout from a lateral root, letin to be issued from the Experiment the risk of some winters like that of Several sowings were made, the last
. .. or even a crown root, get connectionwith Station. It will give an accurate and 1894-5.-Southern Ruralist. one about January 15. and the later
a tap root of its own? Is it ad- reliable idea of the present conditionof A New. .Insect.. ones all had the benefit of rains to
visable to bud a sweet seedling froma the orange groves of the State, and germinate on, but they made no bet
stump of a bearing tree, or one that will furnish directions for their future A new and destructive pest has ter stand than the first. They did not,
was nearly ready to bear? Is the ma- care. The bulletin should be in pos- made its appearance in Georgia. It however, require such thorough workin
turity of the stump or roots the equivalent session of every orange-grower. is a short, thick, square.shaped brown harrowing and dragging.The .
of the of the tree in the *
growth slug that feeds ravenously on the corn fall was cold and dry, and
production of< bearing wood, and may Word comes from Riverside, Cal., blades and tender foliage of the pea- there were several sharp frosts in December
fruit be expected as soon from the that the mercury reached 18 degrees I vines. Around its body is a closely but by Christmas the rye was
seedling sprout as from a bud inserted above zero on the 30th of December.It fitting jacket of vivid green that looks from five to six inches high. The cow
therein? We would like, during the was said "not to have injured more like a piece of leaf wrapped aroundits was staked on it in the afternoon, butit
winter, to hear from those who have.' than 10 per cent of the fruit." As body. Because of its peculiar was so rank that at first she wouldnot
had experience. that is only three degrees greater cold shape the caterpillar is called "the graze on it more than twenty min
*** than killed the orange trees of Florida, devil's saddle-bags." It has eight or utes. It seemed to sicken her, thoughthe
Mr. J. H. Wylie, of the Interlachen the inference is that California trees that next day she would begin on it as
ten hairy legs are extremely poi.
Nurseries,says that in budding sproutshe and fruit are hardened old sinners. sonous to the touch, and the monsteris greedily as ever. She finally became
chooses one started from the valley Private advices from Riverside,.Cal., the terror of the fodder fields. It accustomed to it so that she would
between the crown roots and low down. say the orange-growers are shipping has been seen occasionally before, but graze on it for three.quarters of an
Where he finds two such sprouts, one frozen fruit, but it is doubtful if they in numbers this hour. In that time she would eat
on each side of the tree,he puts a bud realize anything from it. The appears humidity greater of the atmosphereseems year. about all she could comfortably hold.
in each and the two will draw both *
to favor its development. Her chain is about seven feet long,
from the crown and tap roots. A very considerable degree of colda .. giving her a circle of fourteen feet
He has never known a tree grown degree that is at times liable to dam- Growing Rye for Forage.On diameter. Three of these circles
from the section of a lateral root to age the fruit and tree-seems necessaryto the experiment farm of THE would afford her a day's ration, together
make a tap root. Such trees shouldbe bring out the best qualities of the FARMER AND FRUIT GROWER it was with a little corn fodder and
planted deep to stand well, and orange. An orange tree in the West decided last fall to sow about an acre I cotton-seed meal, and sometimes she
that retards their growth.To India islands, or below the frost.line of rye to furnish green feed for the I would not graze the third one all
V t in Florida, reaches no such stalwart family cow. The sowing was delayed down.
the advice of Mr. Orange, in size, neither does it produce as fine a from week to week on account of the We expected such a rank growth of
the "Farmer and Fruit.Grower," to quality of fruit as does the tree grown severe drouth, but finally we came to rye to affect the flavor of the milk un
bud sprouts on the opposite sidesof along the danger line. This is discovered the conclusion that it would not do to favorably, but it did not in the least.It .
the stump into the one that is to by those who have gone to wait any longer. The land had been imparted to it a foamy quality,
hold the bud, or be the future tree, is Jamaica and into Lee, Dade, Manatee, plowed early in September, but not nearly doubled its quantity and made '
raised the objection that it would havea and other counties in Florida, with a harrowed. The.seed was sown broad- : the resultant butter as yellow and rich .
loose trunk, that would shorten the view of bettering their condition, and cast and most of it fell between the I as we ever made in the North on red
life of the tree and cause the trunk to who have come back into the "orangebelt furrow slices, which served as drills, I clover and blue grass. Of course the
decay. ," satisfied to take the chances causing it to come up in rows. The cottonseed meal contributed something -
There are obstacles and objectionsraised from the stump, even to the work of harrowing was very thoroughly done, to this result. She received I
to almost any method, and ex- protecting the first year's growth. though the surface was nothing but a about two quarts twice a day and a
periment only will develop the one *** layer of dust. A drag was made of small armful of fodder-the entire
most desirable. An "Old Orange Grower" in the two heavy planks spiked together side stalks, husks and all.
*** Florida Agriculturist, cautions the by side, and dragged lengthways with I .
Mr. Stringfellow, in "Farm and producers of citrus fruits against too the driver standing on them. This It is estimated that the well known
Ranch,"advocates that in planting deciduous many early oranges, to the neglect of I plastered the ground down very Bradley grove,near Altamonte Springs,
trees and grapes, the roots be that fairly hardy and always high- smooth, filling up every air-hole and will produce 500 boxes of oranges this
pruned off to one and one-half inches priced fruit, because it goes into mar hollow; and the first morning after year.-Orlando SentineLs


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new "Triumph" Watermelons,their weights being 67,68,68,70,71 and 76
pounds. Total for the six melons,420 pounds Send for Catalogue full of information as to
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C. PARKHILL County Judge.R. I gar Weed, Paper Shell Pecans, etc., etc. .'--'.:.... '.......'.:.".. <",':.,: .;...............-..:'' -..'...
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Mayor of Monticello. I I IFatrtnel' :I Alontioeilo I: 1A. GIANT BEGGAR WEED.

management and the liberal use of I Now for the home crops. They loads of manure, and fifty bushels of
&Tt1tteket1 well rotted stable or lot manure (not have been partly indicated already.In ashes an acre will do, scattered over
- - - - -.... dry cow chips) and cottonseed meal. addition to these raise peanuts and and around the plants ; the ashes on
Questions on Farming. 3. A good farmer can make a fairly chufas for the pigs to fatten on, not top as they hasten the action of the
: Editor Farmer and Fruit-Grower: good living on such land and lay upa forgetting to apply plenty of lime on manure.
Will you kindly state in your col little money every year,but he would the land before planting peanuts. Of Remember that almost anything can
: umns what home crops can be grownto have to be industrious and economical, course sweet potatoes will be grown; be safely scattered over and on straw- .
advantage on home fertilizers, and and make everything count. You plant liberally, it is a crop of universal berrry plants while in a dormant state C
tV how to do it, and greatly oblige, should have fifteen or twenty head of use and value. On pine land, not flat- while not growing. Should the application -
t. J. MORTIMER MURPHY. cattle (more if you can take care of woods, raise an acre or two of cassava; be unavoidably delayed till
It Anclote, Fla. them), running on the range duringthe it is an admirable feed for fowls, cows I growth begins, it should be applied
I.. and swine. all raise before rain which will wash it
Editor Farmer and Fruit-Grower: day, with enough corn-fodder, By means a gar- just a ,
I shall esteem it a great favor if crabgrass hay, rice straw, etc., to give den, though, for home use, there are off the leaves into the gronnd; or it
you will kindly give me information them some feed every night in mova- some things, such as peas, cucumbers, can be scattered around and betweenthe
through your columns in regard tot ble, slatted racks, and thereby cowpen lettuce, radishes, which have a value plants. Where the soil is not so
nore fanciful than real. infested with weeds as to need much
the following : your fields that you wish to plow. i
": I. The best method of preventingthe This is for young or stock cattle. Every I Corn, rice, Kaffir corn, cow peas, scraping, the manure and ashes are
ravages of woodlice on orange farmer should have two or three cows melons, a few squashes and pumpkinsfor I best applied late the previous fall.
'E- trees ? I noticed on some few stumps and a horse or two, and these shouldbe winter use, a patch of cane or sor- If weeds appear after the fertilizeris
that there were traces of them. They stabled and heavily bedded. Eachof gum for sirup, a patch of guinea grass applied they must be dug out or.removed -
for the cow. by hand, so as not to draw
.. occurred on stumps which were not them may occupy a commodious
banked on account of not having box-stall, with the earth for a floor, These are home crops to be grownon the fertilizer or manure from the
started. Would there be so much and this may be covered a foot deep homemade manures. plants.
danger on trees which were banked ? two or three times in the course of a The weeds being well overcome,
In both cases the old bark had been year with dry muck, oak leaves, etc., Preparing Strawberries for Fruit- apply mulching. It is best to scatterit
carefully removed. and some cottonseed meal thrown in ing. over and let the plants grow up
fe 2. Would you advise the planting for the animals to stamp and paw Editor Farmer and Fruit-Grower: through it. The berries then form
of tobacco on high pine land of good over, and mix with the droppings, Fine berries and large crops dependso above the mulch and keep perfectlyclean.
/': subsoil and if excellent article of Pine needles (ten loads an
so manure
quality, no clay ; making an much upon the treatment the
what fertilizer and how much per acre? without the labor of mixing it on the plants receive the spring of fruitingthat acre) are best. But any straw or hay
3.V ould general farming be profi- part of the farmer. If oak leaves are no one can afford to neglect them chopped small enough not to blow
... table on such land and what would not available, use wire-grass, and if then. Where the soil is free from off will answer. With plenty of,man
you advise as to crops ? not that, take pine leaves.In weed seed the matter is vastly simpli ure no mulching is needed.
I shall be very much obliged for a small lot keep a few' well-bred fied. But such soil is not always to Take the advice of all old growerof
information as to the above. swine, and bed them under cover, on be had; and the richer the soil the strawberries; keep your fields clean,
!i C. L. BROWN. the corn stalks which the cattle have more apt it is to be infested with manure them well, and unless your
r Satsuma Heights, Fla. stripped. The pigs will triturate them weeds. varieties are worthless, you will not

)' I. Clean away all trash of bark or into an excellent basis for compost. Subdue the weeds by running a fail of your reward. '
- Sow for winter and shallow cultivator down the middle Kittrell, N. C.
dead wood, and scrape away the soil rye forage cow- as
Itlt.4-. for an inch or so. Dig out all galleries peas for summer, and on the crops early in spring as practicable. Scrape 0. W. BLACKNALL.
and lurking places; leave nothing pen the pigs in small lots at a time around and between plants with small For Florida latitudes this removalof
:i::1 touching the stumps or near it except with portable fence. Ring their nosesto well sharpened weeding hoes, which the weeds by shallow scraping must
: .5 clean, fresh earth. Then rub dry sulphur prevent them from upsetting the will remove all weeds and not cut be done in January or February, just
I '= all over the crown roots well fence and destroying the roots of the deep enough to injure roots. before the mulching is applied, depending -
; down under them and up an inch or forage plants, then they will come up Then apply over rows, plants and somewhat on the forwardnessof
two high on the stump. If there are again when the pigs have been re all about 500 pounds an acre of highly f the season. In Bradford county,
,,\ any holes where you have dug out rotten moved to another lot and produce a soluble commercial fertilizer, rich in for instance, the mulching has mostly
i. wood, rub sulphur into them. second crop. In this way pork can potash. Stable manure and unleashed been applied already (January 28)).
:;. 2. Tobacco can be grown successfully be grown very cheaply and the ground wood ashes if to be had in sufficient This application of quickly soluble
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lip to March i, or even March 15, in I commenced feeding the heads to less of the resulting quality of sirup.A By the use of extracts, an excellent
a very backward season. The best my horses and poultry early in first-class
sugar house makes, or article of maple sirup may be made
place to sprinkle the most of it is in and by the end of August the whole leaves from sugar-making, what is from the cane sirup. I have analyzed

the spaces between the plants, in the crop was fully ripe. The heads were known as molasses, which has practically a number of samples of so-called ma-
row, and not in the path where the then cut and thrown into thin
piles on no market value, and a poor or ple sirup in this State, which was
ground becomes trodden hard. the ground to thoroughly cure and in house
old-style makes a good articleof nothing more nor less than sirup
Our Florida growers do not like two or three days were hauled in and I molasses and but little sugar, so made from cane.Attractive ,
pine needles as well as *ire-grass, for housed, the finest heads being selected that the demand for a first class sirup packages add much to

various reasons. The chief is that for seed, the remainder fed to horses will increase and so will the price. the value of the sirup on the market.
the sharp points turn up by warpingand and poultry. As soon as the heads Syrup in a nice bright-labeled bottle
The chief trouble with the
prick the knees of the ordinary
pickers. were cut from the old stalks and even
will bring twice the price it will if
farmer in is that it put
Some have tried the making sirup sours
growers running before, they began putting out a number in a dirty jug or barrel.I .
t. through a hay-cutter, and they of or turns to sugar. This can easily be
grass very leafy shoots from all the shall be glad to follow the sub-
liked it better than the article remedied by the use of preservatives, up
uncut upper joints and by the last of Sep .
ject at time for it be made
such used in factories any can
as are
so far as applying it was concerned.But tember ,
the patch was as as a
green into
a large and profitable for
it has fall or by inverting a portion of the sugarin
a to
tendency away field of corn in May. All these shoots
the east coast and will the
from the collar of the plant, which is put out heads six to ten inches long the juice into glucose, by the use replace -"
doubtful and
slightly elevated and collect in the but of fruit acids or harmless acids of any orange vegetable cropsat
as they were forming little
very points between West Palm Beach
lower middles where it does less sort. Glucose is a natural element of
goodin seed I had my man go over it with a and St. Augustine.-Florida Citizen.
keeping the sand from all cane j juices. Generally speaking,
spattering up hoe cutting it close to the ground letting
on the berries. The Bradford county it fall, and in two or three days we about 10 per cent. is present in well- -I.---
mulchers have acquired great skill in hauled in as pretty, sweet fodder as matured cane; in green or immaturecane Tomato Growing. in Florida-m

handling the long grass; they tuck one would wish to see. I am now the pecentage is greater. The I BY PROF. P II ROLFS. ,
and wind it under the plant in such a feeding it to my horses and they are quantity of glucose is increased by .
manner that it cannot slip down and what is known as "inversion"thatis
doing better than they ever did on SETTING OUT.
yet they do it very rapidly. Competition timothy hay.I the changing of glucose into sugar, A great many different schemes have
has so reduced wages in the do not doubt for a moment the I which is done by the action of the atmosphere been invented to do away with the"peg-

strawberry region that men now take statement that in the semi-arid re- or an acid during the pro- and-bucket" method of transplanting,
contracts to sprinkle on the mulchingand gions of the northwest it yields from cess of sugar or sirup-making by heat. but cautious tomato growers still adhere
pull the plants through at ten forty to one hundred bushels per acre.I For every pound of glucose in a solu- to the primitive method. The I
cents a thousand. bought some seed from a seed man tion it will prevent one pound of sugar nearest approach to this method is a I iZi
... from crystalizing therefore if
a cane
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How to Plant Kaffir Corn. juice or sirup contains one-third glu
Kaffir but it !
corn fraud.
was a big planting performed by two boys. A
and two-thirds
cose it be
Editor Farmer and Fruit-Crower: \V M. L. ORANGE. sugar, can certain quantity of water is left at the
In answer to a number of letters :Manville reduced to any density without fear
Fla.Choice place where the plant is to be set; after
that I have received the week ... .. of crystalizing or sourness.
past the plant has been set the machine
and for the benefit of those that intend Florida Sirups.D. Sugar-cane in that latitude will reproduce covers the roots and also the moistened

planting Kaffir corn the coming sea- C. Sutton furnishes the follow- itself for at least six years, so places, and at the same time presses
son I will state that I planted the seed ing valuable information on the sub- that after the first year there will be the soil firmly into place.

which the Rev. A. Flower, of Boston, ject : practically no expense; the cultivation When they are being removed from i
gave me last spring, on high pine land Continuing the subject of the cul would be simply to keep the field 1 1t the bed a sharp spade should be set
which was prepared and laid off both ture of sugar-cane for the purpose of f clear of weeds and grass, and to givethe down deeply between the rows, and

ways as for corn. About a half hand- sirup making, on the splendid hammock cane five or six plowings duringthe then again in the row; this will secure
ful of corn and cotton fertilizer was lands arounds Daytona, Or- season. There would be abso- a square of the plant-bed soil. Put
scattered in each hill and to keep the mond and New Smyrna, I will say lutely no danger of frosts; after the the plant in the setting out tray, and
two varieties from mixing I planted a that I know of no industry that prom- old cane had been cut down and made move to the field. This tray may be

strip several rods wide between themin ises to be so profitable, at such a into sirup, young sprouts would comeup I made from a shallow soap box with
Poor Land corn. This was doneon small cost, as the growth of cane for at once, which, if destroyed any I II one end knocked out, and a hoop .
the fourth of March, the Kaffir .sirup-making. I number of times by frost, would come handle nailed to it or auger holes put
corn was covered rather shallow with You may know that Louisiana no I,I up again.The into the sides. When the plants have

the hoe, stepping on each hill in passing :longer offers to the market the excel- fiat lands around Hastings been cut properly such a tray, 24x17x4

along. It was cultivated twice lent grades of sirup which have come would, I believe, make very good inches, will hold at least twenty-five,
each way and hoed once, and the yield 1 from her sugar houses in the past cane. and sometimes as high as seventy-five

in grain was fully four times as much years, for the reason that the improvement The machinery for sirup-making i is plants. A plant can be slipped from
and the fodder more than donble as in sugar making machinery has very inexpensive; it need not exceed the open end to the place where it is
much as the Poor Land corn that was for its object the extraction of sugarfrom $iSo, and $500 would build a first- to be set, and so avoid moving muchof
fertilized and worked just the same. the cane juice or sirup, regard class plant. the soil from the roots. .Some time

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can be saved by one person passing Poultry. that if the product of each hen can be I' [NEW [VI AM MOTH

along the row and dropping the plants increased one egg per week only in Poultry I Guide for 1890 Fine i;
while another follows them. ------------------------------------------------ winter that will (for all
to set one egg pay book eyer published contains newly 100 I
Edited by S. S. DeLANOY, Apopka. Fla. pages, all printed In COlOrs plans for beet ,
Some tomato have used the food she
growers a can possibly consume, poultry houses sure remedies} and recipe
method that seems to be quite unique, ------- and it therefore pays to feed the sub- for all gardening diseases par., and how Sent to post make paid poultryand for 15c.

but, judging from the number who What to Feed. stances that will induce the hens to John Bawdier,Jr.,box SI Freeport, Ill

have abandoned it, one would judge lay. If the hens are consuming food ------
The food for the
that it does not meet with great suc cheapest poultryman and yet are producing no eggs, they THE IMPROVED
or farmer is that which him
cess. A furrow is run out and the gives will cause a loss to their owner; and VICTORINCUBAI'OR
the number of It
plants dropped in checks; a second largest eggs. mat- this happens every winter on a large
what the food
ters not
furrow is thrown onto the roots; on costs, so longas number of farms. The hens receive
the It is the .
the return the plow is run down the eggs correspond. plenty of food, but not of the proper --- _- Hatches Chickens by Steam.
product by which we should measure .
Absolutely elf.reculatlnr.The
other side( to set the .
so as plants up. and estimate. kind.A -- simplest, most reliable.
right. This method is mentioned hereto Cat*. and cheapest first-class Hatchet
of bone is sufficient
pound cut .
Green bones are not used as exten- green logne In the Circulars! fre
advise the readers on that point. for sixteen hens one day, which 4 cents, CEO.ERTEL&CO.,QalAc1.m
sively as they should be because
Those who have not tried this method -- -
;; be obtained with less means that one cent will pay for that
and wish to adopt it, should considerit low difficultyand number of (owls. If one quart ot
at a cost
as egg-producing
carefully and then use it only on a material the bone is far super to grain be fed at night to sixteen hens -

portion of the crop. There are conditions grain; nor does the bone really cost and one pound ot bone in the morn-

and localities where it mightbe more than grain in some sections. The ing, it should be ample for each dayin

used to advantage. cutting of the bone into available sizesis winter. In summer only the bone HATCH Chickens e'-I.V::1i
Most of our land cannot support need be given. Such a diet provides Wl

plants well when set two by two feet. bone now cutter rendered is within an easy the matter reach,of as all.the fat, starch, nitrogen, phosphates, lime r. EXCELSIOR. Incubator

l A very common distance is four by Bones fresh from the butcher have and all the substances required to enable .. Thoutndi' ftrftet to Sttfttgditing. lOMCuhlepernlon.

I. four feet. It is well to lay the fieldoff more or less meat adhering, and the the hens to lay eggs. As an egg Circular ee. L Hatcher wet pricedfltt4lM roach
with a marker. This be made is worth about three in winter Send 6a.for GEO. II..8TAHL
may more of such meat the better it cents nim.C.talotue. 114 tel1 s.9tiat. Qaturr.nt
by using two-inch planks about eight will cost no more pound than the it is plain that it is cheaper to feed i. ----.

inches wide; cut them into four-foot bone, while the combination per of both bone than grain, as the greater num X L THEM ALL
lengths, fasten four of these in the ber of eggs not only reduces the total
meat and bone is almost food
fashion of a four-runnered sleigh,mak- from which cost, but increases the profit as well.
produce eggs.If BEST
ing the distance between the rflnners
the farmer can get two extra The bone cutter is as necessary to
just what wish that between the eggs STEEL MILL.
you the his feed mill. It
per week from each hen in winter, he poultryman as
rows to be. After the field has been STRONGEST STEEL TOWEK. Nolongstorr
enables him excellent and
will make a large profit. We may add to use an here. Send for catalogue and prices.
laid off one way, it may be crossed, PHELPS A BIGELOW WIND MILLCO.. I r
and the plants set out in the checks. Kalamazoo,Michigan.

' If it is desirable to have the plants -----

closer in the row, the distance between ilf.flMMflJI : fi
( i I ( II FENCE
the'runners may be changed.A WOVEN WIRE

drag, which may be changed from : OverSOStyles'' best on Earth. Howehigh.
one side to the other, can be attached Bull tight strong ton can Hg make and from Chicken 40
to mark a guide-line for the next set fuLlI I >O to60 rods per day for from [
14 to 22c. a Rod.
of marks. It will usually require a Illustrated Catalogue '.ree.

team to drag one of these markers. A inili /I ,Ridgeville KITSELMAN, BRfJS.ndlana.,

wagon tongue or pole is usually at-

tached to it to make the marker man I f1i. .
ageable. / cheap food, and gives him a profit
It is well worth the while to have I where he might otherwise be com

the rows as straight as they can be pelled to suffer a loss. It is claimed

made, and to make the cross rows 1if that a bone cutter pays for itself in

equally straight. It is possible to put eggs, and really costs nothing. Bonesare
the field into such a condition that a now one of the staple articles of

hoe will not be needed, and this food for poultry, and no rations should

should be kept constantly in mind. ___. have them omitted. They are food,
, Under the proper conditions one man "" "t: 11 grit and lime, all combined in one,

and a team should be able to cultivatesix DELUSION and the hens will leave all other foodsto
or eight acres in a day. By usinga receive the cut bone. If cut fine,
two-horse corn cultivator, and exchanging At first sight it looks as if the fence -the hog is of the razor-back even chicks and ducklings will relish

the inner "shovels" for some should keep out the hog, but- variety and the fence fails. such excellent food, while turkeys

more shallow-running plows, and grow rapidly on it. To meet with
The Antls."The War Already Be- trenched behind the laws and we have
using the "fenders, the crop wouldbe success requires the use of the best
cultivated as easily as a crop of gun.--\Vho Will Enlist for the go to stand together as a unit, regardless materials, and green bone beats all
The of of party lines, in order to over- food for
other substances
corn. common practice usingone War on the Razorback? as poultry.-
horse and then considerable come them. We want the"anti" forcesto
leaving a Poultry Keeper.
space around the plant to be organize in every county and carry -,.. -
VICTORIA, Fla., Jan. n, 1896. the war "into Africa" until victory
hoed is a waste of time and energy. The orange crop has been much
The great trouble with all one-horse We, the "anti-razorback" citizens of shall be ours and the reigning and more renumerative than could have

plows and cultivators is that they haveno this section, have organized ourselves ruling hog "cribbed, cabined and con. been expected. It has brought into
"fender." This is fined" in pig-stys and pastures where the than $100,000 in
simply a pieceof into a society styled "The Equity So- county more
sheet-iron fastened to the cultivatorso is the legitimately belongs.I cash. Every grove has been put i in
Its object to to our
ciety. secure
as to keep the soil from being suggest that a convention of our the best condition with high-grade
thrown on or against the plants, but citizens that equity and justice which forces be called for the entire State, Fertilizers. A well-known mercantilefirm

allowing the finer particles of soil to they are now deprived of through the to meet at Orlando, Ocala, or Jack- is leasing a number of groves.-:

i settle in around each plant. When Iniquitous stock laws of our State, andto sonville as may be agreed upon. at a Manatee Cor. in Citizen.

the cultivator passes on each side, the aid and assist each other against the reasonably early date, to effect a State .

I plant is pressed from both sides at once aggressions of the stockmen by every organization, in order to push the organizing The Lake Region Sun thinks that

and so is not knocked over. Level legitimate means in our power. We of our forces throughout the "the V.olusia county people would have

cultivation will be found the better in propose to ignore party lines and voteas State and get ready for the elections of I made no great mistake if they had followed -

our sandy loam. When plowing near a unit in favor of men who will next fall. We may not be able to win I their inclination and stretchedthe

the plants care should be taken not to pledge themselves to do all in their this year, but we will demonstrate our rope when the first arrests were

I '- injure the roots; this needs special power to give us, by legislative enact power, and success will only be a mat made" in the Packwood murder cases.

'. care after the plants begin to blossom.Mr. ment, a local option stock law framedon ter of work and time; for the tide of Financially speaking, it would have

the lines of our present local option civilization is at the flood and we are been a good investment for Volusia,

I Mann of DeLand received fifteen liquor law, and to secure the repeal of leaving the usages and practices of the for she is still $1,000 in arrears to Lakeon
fine cows from Ohio to be added to the i2oo-inhabitant cattle and 500 inhabitant Seminoles behind.-Southern Ruralist. account of the trial of two years

I. his dairy, making now about forty. hog laws. The enemy is en- ago.-Leesburg Commercial. .



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State News. Our Rural Home. best material. Of course ;no flimsy,
half-cotton goods would have been
- -"" """" worth such an out-lay. Yet many
The Cuban Tobacco Growers' Com My Life. dresses may be made over by the
pany of Fort Meade are now installedin I I I know not if it be short or long. home seamtress, with no additional FOR THE HOME
their new offices on Main street, But Dark I with hush sorrow my questioning or bright heart with song with trust, cost, and serve good purposes {for. "lies
which are fitted up with the good taste Knowing that God is always just, younger members of the family, espe- o Frank N
And whatsoever He sendeih me K
displayed by this company in every The discipline I need,must be. cially for school wear. Pop Mou
thing they do. It certainly is amost .-Gillette M. Kirk. A cloth coat of the father's that has

business-like institution, and reflects Economy in the Household. seen its best days, and is no longer fit roe
credit all who connected
great on are for wear on the more ceremonious
with it.-Ft. Meade Pebble.J. It does not in the occasions be
mean parsimony may ripped apart, .
S. Fairhead says that lumber is kitchen, or doing without household sponged, pressed, and made into a GIRL
in better demand of late, at firmer conveniences that lighten woman's neat and comfortable jacket (or coat, yea Y
prices, all due to the fact that the labor therein; neither does it mean I if you please to give it its originalname --
Florida millraen have re'used to cut wearing old clothes when they are no ) for a young miss; either for
at the old figures. Cypress shingles, longer respectable, or denying one's church and Sunday-school, or for FRANK LESLIE'S
however, are being crowded out of sell needed recreation for mind and common school wear. If there are
the market by redwood shingles from 'Dody. There is no economy in this no little girls the coat, if properly
California. The California dealers sell latter; the fatigued body demands re- managed, may be altered for the little OPULARMONTHLY
these shingles for cedar, but they are laxation, and that the mind may keep boy-of course, the entire thing is to
really redwood and in the course of us proper balance and the spirit be be taken apart and made over, else
a few years will become spongy and serene and cheenul), sustenance must the little fellow would look like some Contains each Month: Original Water Color
punky, and rot while Florida be them. Rest of the of Frontispiece; 128 Quarto Pages of Reading
away given is one form of pictures the little "gentleman IV! otter; 100 New and High.clals Illustrations -
shingles, laid at the same time, will be nourishment lor recuperation.But of ye old time," whose dress was ; More Literary Matter and lllustra.
tlons than other Magazine in America.23cts.
as good as new, and with an indefinitelife it is oi economy in the household similar to that of their elders-a, fantastic .; $3 A Year.
before them.TimesUnion.On that I wish to say a lew words show to us of this age, who
these typical farms visited by a this time. It may seem a trite sub- prefer the little ones to dress like chil- Frank Leslie's Pleasant HoursFOR

Citizen correspondent, are found cat- ject, but 1 promise to write no more dren. BOYS AND GIRLS.
tle, horses, chickens, pigs, turkeys, upon it when the necessity for its "Costly thy raiment as thy purse A Bright, Wholesome. Juvenile Monthly.
ducks, pigeons and geese. Butter is practice ceases. That time may be can buy" is not a very good rule for people Fuilv i.C'-ntributj lustraled. The to 10 writers rts. ; $1 for a year.young
made for home use, some for local tar off, but with the blooming and the wife of the pioneer, it could not SEED ALL SUBSCRIPTIONS TO
market, and eggs are marketed by fruiting of the orange trees, or with be expected a man would know howto
the hundreds of dozens, and every the return ol prosperity in whatever advise on such a subject (if Shake- FARMER & FRUIT GROWER,
product is first-class. The animals shape it may come to us, as come it speare intended this for advice). Considerable
and fowls are healthy and content; must, it is a cherished hope that such judgment should be exer- JACKSONVILLE, FLA.
the herds and flocks have increased, i rigid economy as is distasteful and cised when there are so many ways -
and best of all perhaps, is that suit trying to the feminine heart may be for every dollar. Yet half a day need >S4.5O for Both Publletlon _
able provender has been raised for abandoned as no longer a duty. At not be spent over matching trimmingsof Undoubtedly the Best Club Offers
them right at home-Jersey kine fat- present there is a kind of fascination such trifles ; waste of time, strengthand
tening on hay, fresh and sweet. This (using the word in a restricted sense) energy is as bad as waste of Stnd to Frank LalU't Publishing HOWM,N.J",
for Kew IUu trated Premium LIlt hUeflies
winter, while the North is locked in in making the best of everything.Old money-in many cases worse.

ice, mowing machines of the latest clothes may.. be made, not "as Many housewives-_ nractice________ mistakeneconomy n__________
improved patterns are busy on the good as new," but quite- respectable, by allowing half-worn gar- etc., from it. By first washingthe
bay, and many tons of excellent hay uy making over in new styles, some- ments to hang for months or years in meat in a weak brine before pack.
will be cut, some of it now standing times with the addition of new goodsor dark closets for mice, moths, and ing, I secure a neater article, besides
in well-arranged barn yards in ricks. trimmings; that is, clothing that roaches to prey upon. Better give avoiding the risk of the brine becoming .
-Biscayne Bay Cor. Citizen. has been well cared for and was worth them to the poor, for "the poor ye I tainted from any pieces that
State Senator J. L. Gaskins of Brad- the purchase money, in the first place. have always with you." It is no in may have coagulated blood on them.J. .
ford county, writing to a correspon- Every economical mother knows thata sult to bestow in a delicate manner C. Senger of Virginia in Rural
dent in Osceola county says : The hall worn dress of her own (of good upon a friend or relative, garmentsthat New Yorker.
cotton planted in this community is material) will serve admirably for the will be of service in her family, In addition to above directions the
commonly called Burr. It producesmore growing daughter, if the best partsare or to exchange them for somethingshe pork barrel should be perfectly clean.
pounds per acre, and makes taken, cut by a suitable pattern, possesses and can It would be better to have a new
more pounds of lint for a given number and neatly put together. If it is worth spare.M.. G. M. barrel each season.
pounds of seed; the staple is of doing at all, it should not be done ina . .
average length required by the spin- slovenly manner as if merely a make- How to Put Down Pork. To Drive Away Red Ants.
ners, and the fiber is very fine and shift until something entirely new can -
bright color. It is not the finest be bought. I once saw a pretty and Now this is the way I manage, and Mix borax and honey and set where
grade, but meets the purchasers' (spin very stylish dress for a school girl the appetite of my household is the ever they run, swarms of them will
ners) demands, and pays us well. Our though it was not a school dress) only reason I can assign why my come but as suddenly disappear. I
assessed values in the county this year made from one an elder sister had pork does not "keep" indefinitely. I have tried twenty-five or more reme-
have run $100,000 more than last worn three or more seasons. The I cover the bottom of the barrel with a dies but they were no good. This is
year (before freeze) and its our prosperity cashmere was washed in suds made thick layer of salt, such as we use in a sure thing. MRS.M. L.WILBER.
caused from cotton growing. strong with soap-bark, which can be the kitchen and buy in large sacks. Kirkwood, Fla.
Our county was never more prosper. procured at any druggist's and will Then the meat is packed in, and a .
ous, and farmers with more money. not injure the most delicate color, if handful of salt sprinkled between the 8100 Reward $100.
There is an active demand for all our properly used. This dress was light layers. The hams and shoulders The readers of this paper will be pleased

cotton seed for making oil, and theyare blue, and when cleaned was nice and occupy the centre, while the sides, dreaded to learn disease that that there science is at least has been one

shipped about as fast as ginned I fresh looking, sufficient to warrant the skin against the staves, line the bar able to cure in all its stages, and that is
from lint. The price of seed is from employment of a first class dressmaker I rel. A final sprinkling of salt, and Catarrh. Hall's Catarrh Cure is the only
25 cents to $r. The latter price will upon it and the purchase of new trim- the whole is then weighted with a positive cure known to the medical {ra-
get you such seed as will make the I mings. Those that had been on the clean, flat slate rock. So much for ternity. Catarrh being a constitutional
best kind of cotton we grow ; I would dress were carefully put away, being packing. Before I begin this however disease ment. ,Hall's requires Catarrh a constitutional Cure is taken treat-in-
advise them to you. I am a little considered more suitable for the elder I prepare the brine in clean tubs ternally, acting directly upon the blood
anxious to see the outcome of grow- sister. by dissolving salt until the brine floatsa and mucous surfaces of the system,there
ing cotton as far south as your locality. The dress referred to was much fresh egg weighing ij( to era I by destroying the foundation of the disease
My opinion is that you will grow a soiled (some accident, the upsettingof ounce. By the time I am through and giving the patient strengthby
longer and finer staple than we do, a gravy dish, or something equally packing, the "milky" impurities of the building nature up in the doing constitution its work.and The assisting -
from the fact that you will have a serious, had happened to it), and I salt float on the top of the brine and proprietors have so much faith in its .
longer season. Cotton planted early really thought there could! be no are carefully removed. The brine is curative powers, that they offer One
does much better, because the boll economy in spending time and moneyon then poured into the barrel, and my Hundred Dollars for any case that it fails
has longer to mature the staple beforeit it. My friend believed it alwaysthe pork is safe, the brine preserving thee to cure. Send for list of testimonials.
Address J.
.opens.-Kissimmee Leader. cheapest in the end to buy th meat and at the same time keeping J61-SoId by, Druggists,75c. Toledo&Co.,,0.


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Never Mend with Bilk. Emery Balls.

Always stretch gloves out smooth THROAT PARALYSIS. For Our Rural Home.

and put in a box without doubling p While preparing gifts do not forgetto Harper's s Mag"azineIN
make a few of those convenientlittle
when removed from the hands. A
[[From the Courier-Herald, Saginaw, Mich.]
nice addition to the glove box is a articles known as emery balls or
It was publicly talked all over Clare cushions. 1896.
, scented sachet, giving the gloves a
Mich. for time before the
delicate county, some The old-fashioned strawberryshapeis
odor when
1 An error that is commonly worn. made is Courier-Herald Fully investigate sent the a Coulter reporter Dover He to familiar to all, and, if care is takento Briseis, a new novel by WILLIAM
BLACK, written with all the author's
have the satin of the
that of mending kid gloves with sew- finally went, and we publish today his true strawberrycolor well-known charm of manner, will beginin
I ing silk, as the silk cuts the kid and full report. The Coulters are prominent it is very pretty. A three-inch the December Number, 1895, and continue
shows the mend more plainly, while people, though Mrs. C., in response to the square of satin will make two berries. until May. A new novel by

fine cotton thread gives a much more Question whether she objected to"being Cut in two diagonally, sew the two GEORGE DU MAURIER, entitled The Mar-

j satisfactory result. If the gloves are interviewed follows, said: "Certainly not. Her straight edges of each piece together, tian, will also begin during the year; It
story : rounding the point slightly. is not too much to say that no novel has
I torn, put a piece of silk of corre "About fourteen years ago we decidedto ever been awaited with such great expectations -
sponding shade under the torn part, take up our abode in Dover, and everything Turn the pieces right side out and as the successor to Trilby.
baste carefully so as not to. reveal ; went along smoothly for several partially fill with soft wool. Fill a bag, The Personal Recollections of Joan of

the stitches on the right side, and years; business progressed, and being ofa half as large as the berry, with emery; Arc will continue and will relate the
with saving temperament accumulated and place it in the center of the cush- ptory of the failure and martyrdom of the
then draw the rent cotton amount. Our family increasedas
up quite an
Maid -Orleans.. Other fiction
ion. Fill around and over it with important -
thread. the years rolled by, and we now have of the year will be a novelette by
cleaners five children living, oldest 15, youngest wool, then run a thread in the edge of MARK
A few good glove are TWAIN, under the title, Tom Saw
recommended, but it is generally bet 3; but sickness made its way into our the satin and draw tight over the wool, yer, Detective; a humorous thrp ut

ter to send gloves to one who makes household, and doctors' bills flooded sewing it firmly. Work the calyx with tale called Two Mormons from Mud:!dle'y' ,
left but
upon us, until we have nothing by LAXODOX ELWYX
Asiatic filo and make tiny MITCHELL; and
green 2431,
this his business than to experimenton home and these sweet children. Everything
our short stories by OCTAVE THANET, RICHARD -
them, for, like the mending, it is went to satisfy the claims of outline knots, to silk represent seeds, with Asiatic HARDING DAVIS, MARY E. WILKINS,

a trade in itself. ahysicians. 2430. JULIAN RALPH, BRANDER MATTHEWS,
"About three years ago I had a miser- A twist of the green silk, simulatinga OWEN WISTER, and other well-known
''' --- ble feeling at the back of my ears, my stem, finishes the cushion.An writers.

Care of Lamps. right hand became paralyzed and the acorn, made in the same way, Professor! WOODROW WILSON will contribute
extended to and throat,
Burners need monthly boiling it' paralysi my arm using brown satin for the cone, and six; papers on George Washington -
a and would affect my head and eyes,some- and his times, with illustrations by
they are to give the clear, steady light times for days I would lose my sight, my Roman floss, a shade lighter, for the HOWARD PYLE. POULTNEY BIOELOWS'
which well regulated households de face was deformed-lifeless, as it were; cup, is pretty. history of The German Struggle for
sire. Vinegar, with a little salt my nose was drawn to one side, and I Any small fruit may be simulated in Liberty, illustrated by R. CATON WOOD-

sprinkled in it, is the fluid in which presented a pitiable appearance natural,and facial never ex- this way; also some of the prettyshaped VILLE, will be continued through the
expected to regain my winter. Two rapers on St. Glair's defeat
they should be boiled. Wicks should pressions. I employed the best physi- nuts.Another and Mad Anthony Wayne's victory, by
never be cut, but the charred portion cians that could be secured, expending pretty cushion is a satin THEODORE ROOSEVELT, with graphic
.should be rubbed off every day thousands of dollars for their services, heart with the initial of the owner em- illustrations will be printed during the
with a card or cloth, and the loose but could not obtain relief. At last, they broidered on one side with Asiatic year.A.
stated my case was beyond the reach of noteworthy feature of the MAGA-
with small scissors. twisted embroidery silk, and the seam
threads clipped and it would be but short
medical skill, ZINE during 1896 will be a series of arti-
Wicks should not be used until theyare time until the end would come. This covered with Asiatic couching silk, cles by CASPAR \V. WHITXEV, describing

very short, but should be changed certainly was not very encouraging to me, which ends in several loops at the top his trip of 2,600 miles on snow shoes and
frequently. An old wick becomes but I never gave up hope. In connectionwith of the heart. with dog sledge trains into the unex- ,
tightened and the webbing is no receiving the attendance of physicians Other shapes may be used for these plored Barren Grounds of British North
I have tried every medicine knownto America in pursuit of wood-bison and
longer loose enough to draw the oil received cushions, and if carefully made and
; the apothecary. never any musk-oxen. Mr. WHITNEY'S series will
easily. Chimneys should .not be relief until Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for decorated with silks and, when suita- have the added interest of being illustrated -

washed, but should be cleaned every Pale People came to my assistance. Be- ble, bows of baby ribbon, are very acceptable from photographs taken by him
day with a cloth wet in alcohol. This fore I had taken half of the first box the gifts. self.

will keep them shining and brilliant. deformity in my face had left me, and R. E. MERRYMAN.
Before four boxes had been consumed the The Volumes of the MAGAZINE begin .
Shades should be deep enough to paralysis had disappeared entirely, and Melrose, Fla. with the number of June and Decemberof
keep the light from striking throughthe much to my surprise, I felt like a new each year. When no time is men-
clear glass to the eye, no matter woman. I have not taken any medicine "I'm a Cotton Planter Sir." tioned, subscriptions will begin with the

how low one is sitting. The tank since last spring, just about a year ago, Number current at the time of receipt of
should be filled day almost to and my trouble has not appeared since.I Now I see a fellow rise up with his order.
every owe my health, my lifeto Dr. Williams' breeches frazzled out at the bottom Remittances should be made by Pott-
the brim but not quite.RECIPES..
Pink Pills. office Money Order or Draft, to. avoid
.in.. "A short time since my little boy John and his elbow out of an old coat he chance or loss.Newspapers .
Vitus' dance. He has worn three winters to "Why
was afflicted with St. say, are not to this advertisement -
could not walk across the room without me give up a half acre of my best cot- without the express order of
assistance-in fact, he would fall all over ton land to have a garden ? No sir Harper & Brothers.
For Our Rural Home. few boxes of
himself but after taking a
HERMITS.-One cup sugar, half cup Dr. Williams' Pink Pills, St. Vitus' dance I am a cotton planter, sir, and don'tfool HARPER'S PERIODICALS.

molasses,two-thirds cup butter two eggs, entirely left him, and no trace of the away my time puttering around Harper's Magazine one year. $4 CO
two tablespoonfuls sweet milk, one teaspoonful affliction is left. These pills are worth with the women to make a garden.I'll Harper's Weekly .. .. 4 (00)()
soda,one currants, one teaspoonful their weight in gold. You may say; in plant the women a cotton patch Harper's Bazar. . 4 00
of each kind spice and flour to roll this connection that I am willing at any and they can buy all the vegetableswe Harper's Round Table /: 2 00

time to make affidavit to the truth of need and have left." Postage Free to all subscribers in the United
out.TOWN MEETING QINOEB BREAD.-One these statements, and furthermore,I will money States, Canada and Mexico.
Now, we have seen that woman -
cup molasses, one cup sugar, one dessertspoonful answer any communication concerningmy Address
soda mix these until it turns case, as I consider it nothing more out in the spring hunting the HARPER & BROTHERS,

light, one cup lard, one teaspoonful salt, than right and just that I should assist fence corners for lambs.quarter and P. 0. Box D. 9. N. Y. City.

one dessertspoonful ginger, and one cup I Buffering humanity." poke salad to help supply a table for .
warm water; add enough flour to roll, I Dr. Williams' Pink Pills contain all the her liege lord, who growled about
elements to give new life and
cut American
squares. Scientific
These recipes have been used in our richness to the blood and restore shat- i hard times, and the meanness of the
family for fifteen years and have never tered nerves. They are for sale by all merchants who supplied the northern 'l Agency forCAVIITI

been known to fail. druggists, or may be had by mail froir.: raised bacon and flour or meal on T.
Dr. Williams' Medicine Company, Schenectady which he was subsisting.We .
N. Y., for 50 cents per box, or
China cups can be protected from six boxes for $2.50. want to say here and now, thatno
injury by hanging them in rows by the farmer who lets whisky alone and

handles on brass hooks screwed in just lives economically, and who plants ,

below the closet shelves, instead of Beginning of a Great Industry.We and cultivates a half acre in vegeta TRADE MARKS

following the usual custom of piling have the only seed in United States of bles of all sorts, will be found among COPYRIGHTS DESIGN PATENTS, tcJ,
them three or four deep one inside true the class we have mentioned.Texas For Information and free Handbook writ to

the other, which so often results in a DALMATIAN I 1SSECT POWDER PLANT, Farm and Ranch. Oldest MUN'N bureau A CO.for, 861 securing BROADWAT.patent. Naw la America.Yowc.
.. .. Every patent taken out by ui is brought before
fall. Pyrethrum Cinnerariae Folium (not the poorer the public by a notice glren free of charge In UMI
SSI Persian Py. Rot or Py. Alba) One oz. for woo From our exchanges and by special
plants. $1.50 post paid. Will mail you small J tieutific inc'icnLargest
If you want your brooms to last put packet for SO names of your mi hbors (at your correspondence we have heard from

them for three minutes in hot suds postoflfice mail them and and of you heads also our of families magnificent only.)South-Will every part of the State, and in nearly world.. circulation of any scientific paper fn tb.
fcplendldlr Illustrated No iat
once a week, and let them stand with : ern Seed Catalogue for 1896 mailed free to all applicants. every case the reports are cheering.- man should be without IK Weklr. gN Cayear
The HOWARD & WILLET DRUG ; $L50: six months Addma, JfUXr t
the broom end up. COMPANY, Augusta Ga. Journal of Commerce. raussxu,361 Broadway flew York Ctt7.


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Florida 'Farmer and Fruit Grower. ness inside of political fences and in thrifty shoots growing up from old It will then be impossible for the politician l

the soil of political hothouses than they stumps to produce oranges. In to pull the free wool over their
A Weekly Newspaper published at 16 Main did in the gardens of the farmers. five or ten will be
Street Jacksonville.Fuu years oranges eyes or feed them on dutiless potatoes;
." .:. sold from wagons in the streets of Tal and now that the president has been

TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION Stealing Florida's Thunder. lahassee and Lake City, as they have "raising cane" over the Venezuelan
It has been repeatedly asserted that been before. Then will
For One Year ...........................fJ.oo i Floridians come another boundary line, we are certain that
have this
For Six ..... i-oo fall and winter, killirg freeze and somebody will ariseto there will be a change in the price of
In Foreign Countries ....................... 3.00 been marketing Jamaica remark that the climate
oranges is become
:Subscriptions in all cases cash in sugar, which will be welcome news to
branded as Floridas. We have no ing permanently colder. On the
advance. No discount allowed on one's our saccharine producers.But .
own subscription(except in a club), but to personal knowledge of any such northern border of the orange belt what of the Florida agricultural

all awed liberal cash commission will transaction in Jamaicas, but a dealerin there is necessarily always an irre- editors? To be Frank with you, you
be on all subscriptions obtainedby Jacksonville received about nine conflict between
them. Write for terms. pressible opposing have the Farm and Garden, and, by
hundred boxes of Bahama oranges, forces. Every few the cold the
To every new subscriber we will send, years Powers that be, the FruitGrowercomes
poetpaidjjx copy of Whitner's "Garden- bought Indian River wrappers for mokes a strong foray and drives back out with all sails flying, and

Ing in Florida." For two new sub them and is selling them as Floridas. the line; then come a few years of when you wish to change about, you

scribers, at $2.00 each, we will send, The Bahamas and the alleged Indian warmer winters and the citrus border say Hard to Lee" for South Florida
postpaid, a copy of Moore's "Orange Rivers are exposed for sale, side by north
It has
Culture." creeps always Home; while, if you want a nice Pineapple -

Rates of advertising on application. side; the latter at $5.00 a box, the been so and always will be so, prob you Paybor( ) 5 cents and get

Remittances should be made by check former at $4.50. It would be hard to ably. The point is, that fifteen or one. The Agriculturist looks after

postal note money order or registeredletter detect any difference between the two, twenty years ago, there were very few Florida's interests, and is able to

to order of either in flavor or appearance. The people who had been here long enoughto Painther( ) in such artistic grandenr

FARMER AND FRUIT GROWER. salesman who was present said, in re- recall this continual oscillation or that even the president of that grand

Jacksonville Fla. ply to a question, that the Indian seesaw of elemental forces, but now and able body, the State Horticultural

Rivers came from below Punta Gorda. there are thousands on whose memo Society, is able to see some use even

CONTENTS. We imagine that little city, however ries it has been forcibly and painfully in Silvers' Io-pound pig and Masters'

ambitious it may be, will resent this impressed.A $6.50 cow. Some of you may think
Notes from Lake Worth-I Restoring an tampering with its geography. The few months
; ago we had sent to we are a slow set, but we have our
Orange Grove; Parasites on Peach Trees. 67 wrappers read simply, "Genuine Indian
us statistics
government showing Hastings to stir the Ruralists and
up ,
Queries and Suggestions; A New Insect; River "
Growing Rye for Pasture................. 68P.aJRa Oranges M. These oranges for ISO years at Charleston, S. C., we propose to keep along with our
AND TxucKE*-Questions on Fanning are alleged to come from Mims, and for about seventy years at Fort sister States, even if we do have our

; Preparing Strawberries for Fruiting. 60 Indian River. We doubt whether Brooke (Tampa) there had been no tree tops frozen off.

How to Plant Baffir-Corn; Choice Florida :Mims raised many of them. change in the average annual mean Some of the Northern papers have

Sirup; Tomato-Growing in Florida-in.. 70 This may or it may not do Florida] We those
POULTRY What to Feed. ... .... ... .... 7"Antis" 1 temperature. published relating had us doing awful, awful things.
(cartoon). ......................... 71 any particular injury, and there is no ( to Tampa. Not over eighteen months ago some of
OUR RURAL HOME-My Life; Economy in doubt that it will benefit this individual you told about how our fruit growers

the Household; How to Put Down Pork; a good deal financially. It will 1 took the seed out of the whenit

To Drive Away Red Ants ...... .......... 72 doubtless profit all others who do this Agricultural Pleasantry. small orange,
was by cutting the
Never Mend with Silk Care of Recipes of if Brother Painter of the open
; Lamps; sort thing, there are any others Agriculturistis t blossom and that result there
; Emery Balls; "I'm a Cotton Planter a ,
engaging in it. It evidently feeling better than he
Sir l"! ................................... 73 may even help was was a large scar on the end of the
Florida by keeping alive the memory right after the tops were frozen off his
EDITORIAL-Stealing Florida's Thunder; fruit. Again, another wiseacre tells
Florida Climate Not Growing Colder;Ag- of her fruit until such time as she can orange trees. At one of the meetingsof his readers that we can excel the

ricultural Pleasantry..... ......... ...... 74 again produce it herself. the National Editorial Associationin Yankee maker
nutmeg by taking our
Markets; Notes on Strawberry Culture; But it will occur to most people who St. Augustine he indulged in the ,

The Freeze in California ..... ............ 75 are in the habit of doing their own following bit of fun, as reported in the common oranges, injecting aniline in
them and
Muck Farming; Are You in Favor of the Times Union making blood oranges-thus
Next War? A Great Discovery........... 76 thinking that this is not exactly square : trying to make out that we make artificially
Area in Cotton Next Year; Sweet Potatoes; dealing. It violates the Anglo-Saxon The agricultural editors of Florida two of our best varieties of

Bone PitOSphate. .......... .............. 77 sense of fairness which demands that seem doomed to surprises. A little You have all

Getting Out-of the Old.Ruts... ............ 78 every tub shall stand on its own bot over a year ago some of our Northwestern oranges.heard of the agricultural undoubtedly editor who
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tom. It might be only natural for friends sent a little of their
conceived the idea of the
Weather in crossing hydraulic
Jacksonville. foreigners to do it in New York, but winter zephyrs down this way, which and Merino
ram to
Week Ending January 27, I8g6q for Floridians caught us on the of see
to do it in their own eve a very promising if he could produce waterproof wool.

Ii. metropolis is not right, it is not honest.Florida's 'season, and changed our entire
B B ...! lit .A. + qDATE. : ..: He was not better than the man who
...... and
a ., prospects, hopes ambitions to uncertainty
i; d a .s asked if
me we got our russet
CIO CIO :a t4 :a Climate Not Growing grave apprehension and de oranges
- - Colder. by crossing the orange with the russet -
Innary21. 46 S5 6s 42 54 ..00annary spondency. But, to our surprise, we
u..... 57 61 70 SI 1q 60 TInnary Every few months some writer are still in the field and able apple. It was not very long ago
23..... -60 61 63 6 60 to greetour
57 I.U when had
an nary 24..... 54 57 66 53 13 6oanuary .00 comes forward with an array of argument fellow-editors with a hearty welcome an eastern paper among its
s5. 60 agricultural items a paragraph which
26..... 44 48 52 60 47 11anuary 13 54 SO .01..00anuary convincing to himself, that the that has not an atom of chillinessin
27..... 40 52 62 JS z4 50Mean. .00 climate of Florida is steadily growingcolder it, but which is full of all the read: The pineapple industry of

........ -so -56 -64 -47 -17 -5S -1 13 and that citrus culture is perforce warmth and sunshine that it is possible Florida is attracting a good deal of at-
tention. "It is said be
Total rainfall. steadily retreating southward. for one mortal to extend to an: very
T Trace. We are told, for instance, that in 1880or other. able, owing to the fact that as manyas
A. J. MITCHELL Observer. 1,000 pineapples are borne on a
thereabout the counties betweenthe Our plumes be trimmed but
-*1rA single tree. The latest corker is to
St. Johns and the
Apalachicola not our desire to welcome and entertain
local tobacco growers' association marketed boxes of the effect that a company is being
1,200 the best
very manner our
in South Florida is said to "hold meetings t while now the trees between thoserivers circumstances will permit. We now organized to start a dairy at Biscayne

once a week and resolve that it i is all dead Bay to make butter from cocoanut
are many of them give back to you the cold zephyrs sent
bound to be milk. I think they had butter
a and quit.
sure to root and branch
never to recover. to us a year ago, after they have been
prove the way out of the woods." That orange groves once flourished 1 duly warmed and filled with sunshine, I will say, however, in justice to the

Now, we respectfully suggest that around Jacksonville, even on the so that they will keep alive in your Northern argricultural press that these

these enthusiastic growers don't wantto north side of the river, while now a heart for years to come a warm and items are from the agricultural departments -
get out of the woods right in the would of the daily newspapers.
; man be pronounced
woods in foolhardywho 1 friendly spot for the editors of the .....
a small sheltered clearing, should plant orange trees in such "Italy of America."
is the for The strawberry growers of the Mt
place tobacco
very a seed exposed situations. We
bed. were greatly surprised on readIng i- Enon settlement fixed a sixteen-
What are the facts? All that is the of this
program meeting to
.. quart crate of ripe strawberries Monday
really proven is that people are learning notice that the agricultural class was evening and sent them forwardto

That eccentric official, Secretary wisdom. Florida now has tens of to have a showing,and would be he
to realize for them.-
fancy prices
Morton of the agricultural bureau, has I thousands of inhabitants who have in this great national meeting of
pen Plant Courier.
done one sensible thing in abolishing been in the State from ten to twenty pushers. The country is saved For City .I"..

that moss-grown humbug of free seed years, while in the days when oranges is not a fact that the poor farmer has The St. Petersburg Times suggests

distribution. In the early days of this were produced around Jacksonville avery been ignored in and
legislation, now that officials be exempt from the .benefits .
country when new and rare seeds were large proportion of her citizens that the "moulders of public opinion" of rewards for fugitives from justice

difficult to obtain this institution doubt were new-comers. Their experience have recognized him, we look for a as it is their business to arrest
less had its usefulness; but of late years embraced a period of a few benefit and of
years, great a wave prosperity such persons and not wait to see how
the. seeds- distributed had more useful and it does not take many years for to come to the weary tiller of the soil. | much they are to get for it. .


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Markets. Rose, per d. h. bbl., 1.62 to 1.75; other THE
Maine Bose, 1.50 to 1.62Yellow sweets, ? -

Vineland, fancy, per bbl., 4.00 to 4.50;
other Southern Jersey, cloth heads 3.00 FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF FLORIDA
I to 3.75; Jersey, per d. h.bbl.,3.00 to 3.50;
FRUITS AND PRODUCE. Jersey, poor to good 2.00 to 2.50.I ,

Corrected by Marx Bro*. I I Vegetable cxsoN-vII4i4: :

These are range quotations. Extra choke' Receipts of onions for the week 5,253 The Oldest National
lots fetch prices above top quotation,while poor bbls. Strictly choice stock has been held Bank in the State.

lotatelllower.Oranges, Florida................ ..1/1......4.00 'about steady, but demand moderate, and CHARTERED 1874. CHARTER EXTENDED
Lemons.,Mewina,box................ ..3.00nglisiPeas outside quotations rather full. The 102 1894.
.......................... 3.75 to 4.00 crates: of Bermuda onions in this week By conservative, yet liberal methods, this bank has achieved the highest reputation for solidity,
E bo.... ._.......... .25 strength and ability to meet all legitimate demands.
Peas, Clay, bushel........... ....... 1.2S sold at 1.75 per crate. Cabbage has hada We buy and sell foreign and domestic exchange on the most favorable terms, drawing our
Whippoorwill................. .25 very moderate demand, but is held at drafts on all parts of the world. own
.. Lady.........__................ 1.75 unchanged prices.: Small lots of cauli- I We invite a visit or correspondence looking toward business relations, assuring you that
.. Blackeye..... .................. I.SO favors shall at aU times receive intelligent and careful attention your
14 Browneye...... ............ ... 1.25 flower have been received from nearby,
Cocoanuts.- .... ............... 400, and have brought exceptional prices, but JAMES M. SCHUMACHER, R. C. 'COOLEY
Peanuts best brand....... ............. 4'4 to 5# Florida and California offerings are
Cabbage.each ....-.................... 1 and gen- President. Cashier.Sat'e .
_" German, each .......... .. .10' erally poor rather slow.t .
Potatoes,New York,bbl.............. 135 t Florida vegetables have been scarce Deposit Boxes For Rent. .
II sacks ........................ 115, but seldom really fine,.and with a moderate -

New Early York Rose Seed.Potatoes-...................... 1.75 demand prices have ruled low.
HebronPeerless....... .... 1.......1....1. 1.75| Choice beans have sold at 3.00 to 3.50. THE .
............................ I.7S though many are not worth over 1.50 to GEORGE NURSERIES

Chili Dakota Red Red.....1...... ................ 1.75 1-75 1 2.00. The few beets received have sold
Ten barrel lots, ioc.less. I I well at 1.75, rarely 2.00. Eggplant has are offering a fine lot of Budded Trees for sale for season of'95 and '96, including a limited supply of
Yellow Onions bbl .................. 2.00 i sold well when choice but some stock
Red Onions sacks... ................. 1.50 1 One GENUINE BOONE'S EARLY TREES AND BUDS
Eggs,..-.......-.........--. ...*.. .14 to .15 very poor. or two fancy marks of
Florida lettuce have realized 3.00 to 3.50,
VEGETABLES AND POULTRY. sales Also Grape Fruit Tardiffs, Magnum Bonnm, Mediterranean Sweet Bessie. Tangerine and
though general have been from 1.00
common Orange Sanford's Sicily Lemon and Villa Franca Lemon. Grown to stakes. All on Sour
Corrected by Davis & Robinson. to 2.50 per basket; scarcely any Charles. stocks. Write for prices

Yellow Yams,bush.................. .30 to .35 ton and no New Orleans lettuce arriving. to'V.. \v. HA"\.VKINS" &
Sweet Potatoes, ...............1..1... .31 Tomatoes have been in free SONS
Hubbard !squash, bbl................. 1.50 I I supply and Georgetown Fla. ................ .1510.25' very weak; Key West receipts have been
Celery ........ ........-... .35 largely defective, often not worth over
Egg plantL bbl....................... 2.00 75c. to 1.00 and comparatively few have m,.
Tomatoes, crates .....................1.5010250
Sweet Pepper,bu. .. .... ............. 2.00 exceeded 1.50 per carrier; other Floridain The planter's success depends most upon good
Green Beans,crate: ...... ........ ....1.50 to 2.00 instances command 2.25 or more, seed. The of d QRYS'
Peas crate.............. .... 1.5010200 though most sales from 2.00 down. greatest measure success comes -
Turnips,bunch;.... .......... ........ .03 to.06 are from planting Gregory's Seeds. Better than '
Pumpkins, each...................... 05 to .10 Beets Florida per crate, 1.75 to 2.50. others because Home grown and selected with G (
Kerahaws, each... ...... ......... .oS to .10 Cabbages Jersey and Long Island, per greater care, from superior stock. All the .
doz. bunches........... to
Parsley, .20 3.00
per .35 100 to 5.00 State, 2.50 to 4.00 .
Green onions,per doz. bunches...... .15 to .25 ; ; newer varieties worth growing,all the old sorts .
'Pepper,hot bushel................... 1.00101.50 i Danish, 5.50 to 6.00. Celery, Jersey and that have proven best-vegetable and flower. s 115
Sage well cured, Ib.........._....... .25 Long Island, per dozen flat bunches, 1 100 t t
J. J. IL ,
Hens........ ._....................... 30 to .35 to 1.50; Western fancy, dozen talks MarbleJiead MM FRELD9mff1
Roosters...................n....... .J5 1 per ,
Half grown....................... ..... .20 to .25 I; 60 to 75c. Cucumbers, hothouse, per -
Turkeys, per pound,gross........... ..101Ducks. dozen 75c. to 1.50. Eggplants Florida, -
.*......_.......... ........... .35 I I barrel 4.00 to 7.00 box 1.50
per to Arbor
GeeM ......--...................... -35 to 40 J.OO ; per THE CALIFORNIA FREEZE. Day Proclamation.
New Beets, per ioo............... ..... .sotoi. o Lettuce, Florida, per half-barrel In compliance with established
Water Cress, per doz. bunches ... .30 to .50 basket, 1.00 to 2.50; Charleston, per bushel custom -
Cauliflower doz...................... i.ooto 1.50 basket, 1.00 to 1.75. Onions Bermuda Orange Crops the Third Time Destroyed and resolution of the Slate Boardof
.............. per
doz bunches
Radbhes.per doz..................... .15 to .20 crate, 1.75; Orange county, white, per in Five Years. Education, I, Henry L. Mitchell,
Cucumbers,crate..... ...e........... 2.50104.00 barrel 1.25 to 1.75. String beans, Florida, Governor of the State of Florida do
New Potatoes per barrel ............ 3.00104.00 per crate 1.50 to 3.50. Tomatoes Florida RIVERSIDE, CAL., Jan. 16, 1896. ,
t Spinach,per bushel................. 5oto75 hereby name Friday, the 7th day of
Cabbage Florida .................... .05 to .8 per carrier, 1.00 to 2.00; per crate, 1.00 to DEAR MR. HASTINGS-In your let- February A. D. Arbor
Wild Ducks .......... ..... ...... .... .15 to .35 1.75; Key West, per carrier 75c. to 1.75; ter asked about the the 1896, as Day,
injury to
Rabbits.............................. 'i per peck 25 to 35c. you and earnestly commend the usual and
Squirrels..... ....1.........1.1...... .08 to .10 fruit by our late cold snap, so thoughtI
Quail ................................. 12% BATTEBSON & Co. customary observance thereof to the
Doves..........................1..... .06 would write you something about it. people of Florida.In .
The damage is much more serious whereof
testimony I have here-
on Strawberry Culture.
New York Markets. than our people were at first willingto unto set my hand and caused the
Although strawberry culture is followed -
admit. The from
nearly all over the United States, mercury ranged I great seal of the State to be affixed
Oranges. in Florida the methods pursued are almost 24 to 18 above. The weather had i at Tallahassee the capital, this 13th

The trade has been largely supplied as different from those of the rest of been very dry and windy for some day of January, A. D., 1896.
with forced sales of foreign oranges and the country as orange growing is from time before, but the night of the cold

i defective, have Californias lately been;rather the latter less urgently however apple growing. Hence we very rarely settled down calm and still, and by 8 {r\ /7I:P }I HENRY L. MITCHELL,

I offered and have shown a slight im- Northern copy anything exchanges on this; they subject would from be un-our o'clock in the evening the mercury 1 J. 3 J Governor of Florida.

provement in prices. Some lines of fancy safe guides in our lattitude. North and stood at 32, going steadily down By the Governor, attest:
fruit remain in store which are held with South Carolina occupy a position midway until morning. Those who have lived JOHN L. CRAWFORD
more or less confidence but meeting little between these two extremes of the country here longest now admit that this is ,
few Floridas here Secretary of State. _
demand. Very scarce-
and their
practices are much more
frost which
the most damaging has
and not much for
ly any arriving like ours. 0. W. Blacknall of Kittrell, N.
sales occurred within their experience.A The Leesburg Commercial
the quality shown. Recent Florida C., is a prominent writer on the states
grape fruit at 10.00 and of California Tangerines I and his pamphlets and catalogues subject, with a little fringe of the valley along its that their board of trade has taken

at same rate. little shading of dates and varieties are eastern edge, close in to the foot hills, steps to secure a full supply of sea

Strawberries. tolerably safe instructors for Florida. has escaped to a certain extent, but island cotton seed, of which there is

A few quarts have arrived from Florida from an extensive and careful exam likely to be a dearth, Seed from the

; quality below prime but sales at Earl Monfort shipped on Mondaythe ination I fail to find any fruit entirelyfree islands near Charleston, S. C., costs

comparatively full prices. Really fine first crate of strawberries which from the effects of the cold. $2.00 a bushel but seed from plants

ripe placed of to good some size extent and condition at 75c. to might 1.00 perquart be have been forwarded from here.- Some of the fruit will hang on the grown in Florida the first year, con-

though of course no considerable Barlow Courier. trees, and will possibly do to ship for sidered practically as good, can be

quantity could be sold so high. I some time to come, but the quality purchased for $1.75. Acclimated

Oranges. will be anything but good. Florida seed is worth only 25 to 50

Florida, choice to fancy, bright, 4.00 to The Rural New-Yorker helps Our people seem cheerful under the cents.

5.00; Russet, 4.00 to 4.50; California Navels reduce the and in. circumstances, and keep their courageup OCXXXXXMOOOOOOO-- ---
2.75 to 3.50; poor to fair, 1.50 to 2.50; mortgage by their faith in the future, whichis

Grape fruit 10.00., Florida 10.00; Tangerines, crease the profits of the farm. certainly wonderful, when we con- 88 Dietz Driving '

California sider that this is the third time in five ...Lamp...
Potatoes. Let us send it this week. Send that the has been almost 8 IT la the coir perfect one. j
Maine potatoes have been held steadily, years crop 1T will not blow nor frost I
but are not specially active, though a fair your address ; no money.The entirely ruined by the frost. 8 IT IT look *. looomotir '

trade is reported. Bermuda in limited Rural :Jew.-Yorber, But such is life-faith and hope IT headlight.throws All the Ujrhttmlght
demand hen choice but poor drag heav- 409 Pearl Street.New. York. always painting for us a golden future. ahead tram M toSOOfeet.
ily. Sweet potatoes not very plenty, but IT bora kerosene."METE" -
outlet small and shade lower at on a lamp or lantern gvaruitte' '
prices a .
.8. We sell roar Poultry, Veils, excellence and safety. Mention thi paper and
the close, with outside figures extreme. Fruits and all. produce at high set tpeda1 c11icwLt. Send for Book(free).
Bermuda, No. 1, per bbl., 4.00 to 5.50; TRY eat prices. DAILY BCTUSN3. Toretondl It is just possible there is more R. E. Dietz Company 60 laight St.,New York.J .

Bermuda, No. 2, 2.00 to 2.50; Houlton ..... 1'. L! MOE*, price* SONS.and l&1 reference Head Bt, write N.Y. money in five than in 160 acres.



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Muck Farming.Mr. square, through the center, or three of I

D. C. Sutton, late superintendent these small ditches at regular intervals Potatoes )
of the U. S. Sugar Experiment through the plat. All of these ditches

Station, near Kissimmee, but now in having an outlet into the canal by I ,
the employment of the East Coast Ca some main drainage line. The garden

nal Company, has issued a little pam- lands occupy much lower positionthan Tomatoes, Melons, Cabbage, !!.J5.! !'8!::

phlet giving much useful informationto those around it, so it is impossible Turnips, Lettuce, Peas, Beets, What Venezuela Should Do.
the novice who be about to drain too much, while, on the I
may to engage Onions, and all Vegetables remove low" until the boundary line Is estab
in farming cn the mnck and re contrary, if not drained enough, seri I Itshedy then put up a "Page,"the only re
liable"Bull" fence.
claimed lands of the east coast. We ous results will follow from two large quantities of Potash PAGE WOVEN WIRE proof FENCE CO.,Adrian Mich.

quote some paragraphs: causes : First, the stagnant water in From the soil. SupplyPotash I
The first thing of importance that a the soil will either kill or seriously injure -

settler should do after he has secured the vegetables, and second, fruit

the usual amount of two and a half borne on soil containing a superabundance -DROP A POSTAL'

acres of the reclaimed or garden landsis of water will rot and ship \ ,

to clear off and thoroughly pulverize very badly. It will be the height of in liberal quantities by the use I :Iffifllvar: rfll IN TISLOT EI'
and otherwise place in the best possible folly to neglect such an important mat- '/ .i
I' ..
of fertilizers ,
condition a sufficient amount of ter.Next containing not ,I.' :.. :/' ,
land in which to plant a liberal quan- comes the clearing and pre- .less than 10% actual Pot- / 'I

tity of the seed for such crops as he paration. The principal growth being I. ash. Better and 1 11MfiO m Oft A CATAL004L
has, after careful consideration and rank weeds and grass, this can be removed more A lilt of. the best seeds Bold.
II ill IlIIIft1 I Itywhere Many choice DOVel.tiel
consultation, concluded were the most by burning first and then cut- able yields are sure to follow.Our Jll H %ta1r1J,and 100 pig e are tight.. con.
profitable and productive for winter ting the remainder, or cutting and pamphlets fertilizers are,but not advertising circulars boomIng beautiful colored plates, honest WV descriptions.UAU0M MVMM
special are practical works, contain. I They cost us 11 cents each, bat will be
off after F'
the has
gardens. burning grass become ing latest researches on the subject fertilization,and
are really helpful to farmers. They are sent free for Mailed Free If You Name nil Paper
thoroughly dry. The roots should be
Prepare the seed bed by carefully the asking.
loosening up the surface soil to the dug out with a grubbing-hoe or the GERMAN KALI WORKS Ions
Nassau St.,New York. ., .
.depth of eight or ten inches with a hoeor land plowed lightly and the surface 93 .vimuuutuutunutnumunuuaunuuuatweutnttuttutut
fork,allowing the land to remain in well raked over, and the trash piled in -------- -- -- -- --- -
its original position. The bed shouldbe rows across the field to remain until Bradley Redjleld. Eugene B. Ru>tetd.

carefully raked over so as to remove dry enough to burn. The soil shouldbe ESTABLISHED 187!.

. all trash, sticks, etc.; then a small further worked by another plowingor REDFIELD" SON, '
amount of hardwood ashes should be light hoeing to a depth not greater I 21 STYLES.
Commission Merchants BEST and CHEAPEST.
raked in the surface, together with a :: than ten or twelve inches, so as to I i Catalogue and full treatise on spraying trait
few handfuls of complete fertilizer containing leave undisturbed what active soil -AND- =! and vegetable crops mailed free. Addrew
t cottonseed meal, which ingre- there is on the surface. I WM. STAHL, QUINCY, ILL.
Fruit Auctioneers
dient will warm up the bed and rapid. The idea of sourness in this soil is Ilululllllnnunllnuaflumlllln11111ut1uuunhIAnmamQUICK inu

ly force the plants,besides giving vigor an incorrect one, and especially those 141 Dock Street, Philadelphia, Pa.
*,and strength to them. localities containing deposited matter We handle all kind of Fruits .
either at private sale(which has heretofore beeDour
During the growth of the plants in where is to be found a large amountof custom)or by the auction system (recently WORK,
clay also lime resulting from added to our business)as you may desire.
the seed bed a solution of water and an In selling and paying for Fruits and Vegetables
fertilizer, thoroughly dissolved, is recommended accumulation of shells. It is a mistaketo shipped to us is our motto. WE
for watering, instead of retain the trash and roots taken the "antis, every oppressed farmer FIRST PLACE BECAUSE WE NEVER
pure water, using one-half pound of from the soil for the purpose of fu. and gardener and fruit raiser, and join BUY OURSELVES. They are protected
by our 40 years experience: without *
tcrtilizer to three gallons of water. ture use as compost or fertilizer, as' the army. a dollar. Enquire as to our standing
The size of the beds should be four this material possesses no value what t 4 and merchants financial having stability mercantile which any reports bank can or
A Oreat Discovery.
feet by ten or twenty feet, and on a ever for fertilizing, originating as verify-then METHOD WILL try us-WE SATISFY BELIEVE YOU. OUR Send
level with the surrounding land. In it does from a low order of soft Professor Wiley says that "one of your name for our quotations. Stencil and
no case should a seed bed be raised spongy water plants. As previously the grandest discoveries of modern cards free. Letters piomptly answered.

more than two inches, except where remarked, this trash should be rakedin science" is the agency of microbes in FRENCH & CO., .
the land is very wet. to rows and allowed to remain until enabling plants to absorb from the air I

Rows may be laid off in either direction dry enough to burn, destroying use the nitrogen which is the chief factorof 116 Warren St., New York.

and different depths must be less material and numerous seeds of their growth. The theory was ESTABLISHED 1855.
observed for different plants. Broad- grass and weeds which would be nox- first suggested by Pasteur, and it is
in ious and troublesome in the course ofa be confirmed the
casting beds is condemned for the thought to fully by
reason that seeds are never evenly short time. researches of independant investigators. not be
covered, and many seeds are not cov- The first and essential principle in If it does not deceive expecta- Why your
ered all. In the cultivation of marsh land is per- tion it will revolutionize
at sprinkling' the water completely Middle-man?
often shifts the seeds to one place, fect drainage, always rememberingthat agriculture. To increase the growthof
leaving some places entirely bare. reclaimed lands cannot be too plants it will only be necessary to Pay but one profit between maker and
After well drained. feed their with user and that a small just one.
placing the seeds in the small roots water containing
Our Big 700 Page Catalogue and Buyer
The second is
trenches, the dirt should be carefully principle plant the proper microbes. Guide proves that it's possible. Weighs
sifted in and slightly pressed until the always on level and avoid raised bedsor 2tf pounds 12,000 Illustrations, describesand

surface of the bed is of the same gen- ridges. Wine Product Short. articles tells,everything one-profit you price use.of We over send 40,000 It

eral level. Should bright sunshineand Are You In Favor of the Next War? Prof. Geo. Husman writes to the for 15cents;that's not for the book but
warm days follow, so as to make Napa (Cal.) Register that Napa County to pay part of the postage or expressage.and .
off Idlers. You can't get it too
the land dry, the beds should be wa- The question that will be asked of which has produced as high as quick.keep

tered with a sprinkling pot at least candidates for the next Florida Legis- 5,000,000 gallons of wine, will this MONTOOMERY ARD & CO.,
every two days. Under no circum- lature will be : "Are you in favorof year produce not over 1,000,000 gal- The Store of All the People
stances must seed be in lons and !ir-ii6 Michigan Ave., Chicago.
planted ridgesor a war on the 1,200 inhabitant cat owing to phylloxera neglect.
hills. tle law and the 500 inhabitant hog Vineyardists have lost money in former I FOR RENT.
Tomatoes, cabbage, onions and law, and in favor of the enactment ofa years, and now that times look'
cauliflower should be planted to the local option stock law, framed on brighter the vineyards are not in condition THE ALGONQUIN HOTEL I

depth of one and a half inches. Cele- the lines of the local option liquorlaw to profit by them. At St. Augustine.

ry, egg plants and lettuce, one inch. that shall protect the citizens of Completely furnished. Apply to G. S. Meserye
In case of lettuce, the drills may be Florida from the dispossession of their Mr. H. B. Plant, the railroad mag St.Augustine Fla.
placed about two to three inches apart property without due process of law?" nate, has recently purchased the Webb .

and sowed very lightly. Victoria, ("is there not something place; also the C. L. Moore place at : FOR SALE.

After the seed bed has been thus in a name?') has commenced recruit- Florence station, and will plant out THE OCEAN VIEW HOTEL

prepared and disposed of, then comes ing, and proposes that a meeting be forty acres in orange grove. These At St. Augustine.

the work of preparing and ditching soon held at some central point to purchases are adjoining Dr. F.V.. Completely furnished. Right on the Bay.
\ the two and a half acre field as fol. take measures for establishing a re Inman's beautiful place, Florence Rare Bargain Apply to Capt. W.8. M. BukharaSt.
lows: Place a three feet by three cruiting office in every county of the Villa, and are in every respect admir- .Augustine or toCHAPIN

. feet ditch entirely around the tract, I. State to enlist soldiers for the war on aqly adapted for the purposes intend FARM AGENCY,
and"a small ditch eighteen inches the razor-back. Read the tocsin of ed.-Bartow Courier. M-tf St. Augustine and Boston.

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1896. 1'$ JFLOEIDA FA-1nrnAND: 1RtnTwl>aoW. $. ',JT70
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Area. In Cotton Next Year.. cent. by a delay of three weeks in JOHN L. MARVIN, .
I planting. A plentiful supply of vines President.H. .
) The question of cotton acreage next should be provided bedding outa Cashier. Assistant Cashl r.
season is already engaging the atten- number of bushels of small pota- CAPITA* $100,000. .
tion of growers. The big advance in toes of good shape early in Februaryand
price resulting in a fair margin of planting a large patch of drawer '
profit, will in the natural course of slips as soon as danger of frost is THE MERCHANTS' NATIONAL BANK

events serve to increase ,the acreagefor over. From this patch cuttings can ,

another crop, unless concerted be taken (for the first plantings. If one JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA, .

action to hold it within moderate has to depend on the voluntary vines Respectfully solicits your Deposits, Collections and Genera '
bounds is closely followed. Already that come up from the last year's patchhe Banking Business.CORRESPONDENCE .
there are reports of increased en- will surely make a sorry crop. Not I
gagements of fertilizing material to more than two cuttings should be '
be delivered later in the year. taken from a vine. To make a full crop,

.'. To counteract the natural inclinations every hill should be full of potatoes DIRECTOR s
of Southern planters to put in an ; this will not be the case unlessone John L. Marvin, A. B. Campbell, Chas. Marvin
immense acreage, and to keep the is careful of getting the best vines. H. T. Baya, T. W. Roby, Judge R. B. Archibald)
crop from assuming unwieldy proportions VVe do not harvest the main crop Judge E. M. Randall. C. B. Rogers W. M. Davidson. ." .
efforts are being made to arouse until frost kills the vines, although potatoes Or H. Robinson. John E. Hartrldge. ,-
: growers to a full appreciation of the for table use are taken from the
situation. At the recent meeting of early drawer slip patch from June un-
I the executive committee of the cotton til the crop is harvested in the fall. FLORIDA FRUIT EXCHANGE.

t growers association at Waco, Texas, The potato is ripe when the milk in .
it was decided advisable to put forth the cut ends will dry white and not
j An Incorporated Home Association of Orange Growers for marketing Florida Fruit to tb.'
: every endeavor to prevent overpro- dark green. When in the latter state best adrantage.-AUTHOBlZBD CAPITAL$300.000.BOX )( .
, duction. Addresses will be issued to they will not keep well. If they dry MATERIAL Exchange Is fully prepared to supply boxes and paper on..
order. Write for price list and terms.
planters and all agricultural associations white the crop can be dug whether
i setting forth the fact that non- frost has killed the vines or not. GEO. B.FAIRBANKBt.President.-:OFFICERS :-D. GBBENLEAF..Vice-President.
; paying prices must surely follow over It will be well for all farmers to geta ALBERT M. IVES!; -(cuivtKi.auuj.icaaiu.. P. TURNER, reta17'.
DIRECTORs-Geo.K: Fairbanks,Alachua Co.; E.G. Hill Bradford Co.: Dr. E. E. Pratt
1 production. Excellence in quality, few seed of the "vineless yam." HillsboroCo.; John Fabyan Lake Co.; Hy Crutcher Orange (Co.; D. Oreenfeaf Duval Co.;
I 1 and increased on fewer The with it in the RURAL- J. D. Mead, Duval Co.; A. Brady Brevard Co.; F. d.Sampson, Marion Co.; C. V.Hlllyer,
yield acre
per experiment Marion Co.; John M. Bryan, Osceola Co.; W. 'E!;. Stanton Putnam Co.; M. B.Moreman 81
acres, together with increased areas in IST'S experimental grounds, although Johns Co.; C. F. A. Bielby, volusia Co.; Irving Keck,Polk Co.Addressall .
correspondence to the Florida Fruit Exchange,Jacksonville, Fla Stencil,
food crops, is a safe policy to pursue. under very unfavorable circumstances, with full packing and shipping instructions furnished on application.
Middling cotton holds close to 8rzc was most satisfactory and has been

r/. in the Northern markets one week catalogued by the seedmen, H. G. JOHN CLARK SON & CO.
with another, and a shade above and Hastings & Co., Interlachen, who will ,
below 8c at Southern primary points, respond to applications for a description -
;, the trade lacking special animation. by sending their annual cataloguefor Grocers and Commission Merchants

The crop is moving fairly, and occa- 1896. .
sional reports point to rather better DHAI.HRSIN
yields than seemed probable a short Bone Phosphate.A .
Coal, Hay, Grain, Wines, Liquors,
time ago, although no reason appearsto
mark up estimates on the total good deal of confusion in the Tobacco Etc. .1,'
Cigars, ,
} crop. minds of agricultural readers_is some-

r Usually half the cotton crop is in times experienced as to the term FlorIda.
I Jacksonville, .
sight December I. On that date this Bone Phosphate and of its availability
year 3,577,101 bales have appeared, or its unavailability ; and it is
according to Secretary Hester of the difficult for them to understand the PRICE-LIST WHISKIES:

1 Cotton Exchange. If the rule of the difference between the value of ground MANONGAHELA RyE.....................$1 SO CABINET BOURBON.... .............. .16 00_
last three holds true this bone phosphate and ground rock phos- PARKER..... ............ ...... ........... 175 T. MARTIN RYH.... .............._......... J 00
years again ORANGE ...... a oo VIRGINIA GLADES....................._ 400
I l points to 7,154,000 bales from the latest phate, which analyze chemically the SPRING VALLEY........ ................. 250 OLD BOURBON.................... ..... 5 00
of acid. BALTIMORE CORN....................... a oo KENTUCKY SOUR MASH................. 5 oo
crop up to the beginning of next Sep. same percentage phosphoric NORTH CAROLINA CORN... ............. 2 so OLD BAKER......... ...................... 5 00
tember. A year ago the three months The difference between the two is in CLIFTON CLUB.............. ............. 300 MONTROSE VELVET RYE.........._.. 600

ending December i brought in to us the fact that bone is a porous, organfc JUGS EXTRA: One gallon, 350; two gallon, soc; three gallon, 750. Remit by pott-o iet.
6,002,328 bales. body, giving access to the roots of the money order,check: or registered letter. We cannot ship C. O. D. Remit with order.A .
t plants, while the ground rock is a solid complete price-list of Groceries,and Wine List, sent free on application.:

1 Sweet Potatoes. grain, the roots feeding, if at all, onlyon JOHN CLARK, SON & CO.G. .
its outer surface. Practically the
: No farm in the South should be bone, if finely ground is all available,

without a field of sweet potatoes, while the ground rock phosphate, an- M. Cooper of Sanibel called on
both for table use and for stock. S. alyzing the same percentage of phos- Tuesday evening. They are shipping

P. Shepherd, in Florida Agriculturist pooric acid, is almost pholly unavailable fully 1,000 crates of tomatoes a week
gives the following timely suggestions: without being first treated with from the island now, and Mr. Cooper IF YOU ANT -
As soon as the rains commence in sulphuric acid. Bone phosphate is a furnishes about one-third of them.- THEBEST
June the beds are made up by throwing trade name representing a cotnbina Ft. Myers Press.
four furrows together. On smooth tion of three parts lime and one of GARDEN
land no hoe work is necessary in preparing phosphoric acid, whether found in
the land. The vines are cut ground bone or Florida phosphate SEED POT A TOES. in your neighborhood this season
about eighteen inches long and pushed rock in the latter State termed PLANT OUR FAMOUSall

down with a stick, placing the "floats." This distinction is very im-
stick about six or eight inches from portant to the buyers of fertilizers,and expressly A full stock for the of Selected Florida: Seed Market Potatoes and carefully, grown

the base of the vines and shoving has been frequently referred to in past selected as to early maturing qualities. Per Bb'' |I
them down slanting until only about numbers of the Ruralist. All effortsto Bpauldingr's Improved Burbank.. $2.25 of which are described and illus
two inches of the tip end is left out ; convince the buyers of fertilizersthat RUral Improved New Early Yorker Ohio., No...2........................ 2.25 2.25 trated in our beautiful and entirely
this gives a great joints under ground phosphate rock or soft Improved Early Rose............... 2.25 New Catalogue for 1896. A new
many Dakota Reds .......................... 2.00 feature this season is the Free delivery -
ground for the roots to start from. phosphate was available for plant
S.T.Spaulding of Seeds at Catalogue to
These Potatoes are grown by prices
The planet jr., is run through the food, where successful, have only resulted Avoca, New York who has had long experiencein any Post Office. This New Catalogue -
twice and the of in the this line and is sending us only selected stock. "
rows once or tops disappointment to pur- We guarantee them tine to same. We can we will mail on receipt of a
the beds are cleaned off with a hoe chaser. The treatment with sulphuricacid supply other varieties at lowest market prices. 4 2-cent stamp,or to those who will state
after each plowing; after that the makes the rock, having the same where they saw this advertisement,the
We also manufacture THE IDEAL," a Catalogue will be mailed Free I
vines will cover the ground and keep percentage of phosphoric acid, of the complete vegetable(fertilizer$r1 a ton.
down all grass. same value as the ground bone.- PETER HENDERSON & CO.
earlier the patch planted Southern Ruralist.
Fertilizer House Florida," 135 ft 37 Cortta&dt St.,Sew York,.
when the rains come the better. I "The
have seen the yield decrease 25 per Subscribe for the Fruit-Grower. Jacksonville, Fla.



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Getting Out of The Ruts. get these into the brain, there is hope I I WANTED correspond with party having

of getting a practical working thereofon GRAPE VINESI' !. Dollars that would join
me in stalling a manufacturing business in
When a boy on the farm I saw that the farm. We intend to keep the Florida. I would prefer location near large
of the best of LtrMtt Stock in th .town or city. The stock I shall use grows in the
productions hay
some farmer posted on new and tried seeds, WorkL Small Frattfc Intnxfuog of nmiraned State. For further information address MANUFACTURER
Gooaeberry Fay Currant.
were from what were termed the what to experiment with, new methodsof u&L new, +Red 1u.fw Jacket. Geo.tiJoaaelyaFredonlaN.1.1orida. ,575 Reed Street,Milwaukee,Wis.

"water lots." I one day heard my cultivation how to economize in 1253LIGHT _.

employer giving a description, or fertilizers, and the experience of others Brahma$i to$2 and;also Barred pullets Plymouth to 60 Rock cents

rather history, of those water lots to who have succeeded, and who have 'r each. Mrs. C. Gomperts. Lady Lake,Fla. 118-3

a neighbor. He said, "When I pur- failed, and why they failed Lan d s 1ALILORNIA Orange Land. Cheapest in the

chased this farm the land would not The Rural New Yorker truthfullysays v World. Butte County; earliest fruits; fine
soil no frosts. acres :o acres and up. $30
1400 ;
produce a half ton of hay to the acre, : "There are lots of farmers- OrangesjResorts per acre. $5 cash,balance in three years. E. N.

and very poor quality at that. I run good, sound men in their waywhohave Lindsay,Fresno, California.! 1-18-4

levels from a point in that stream allowed their farms and fortunesto ALBERT FRIES St. Nicholas.: Fla., keeps fif

you see running dcwn the gorge, and : run down at the heel, because they hatching booked of now.pure-bred Stock fowls.for sale.Eggs Also tor

found that from a higher point I had have gone along in the good old way [nvestments Texas Umbrella trees and seed 1-18-3

several feet fall l along the higher part without adopting ideas or theory. For CITRUS TRIFOLIATA SEEDLINGS. One

of the meadow. In five days time, example, here is a man with a good Developments old. Per single 1000$to oo. Per two or
more thousands, $8.00 o.b. P. B. Kervan,
with my son John, I had constructeda stream running through his farm. It NorwalkFla. 1-18-7

ditch that conveyed the water alonga fails of three attractions
never yet two years out WE MANUFACTURE Strawberry Cups and
line that enabled me to flood nearlythe his crops dry up for lack of moisture. 9.... Address and the six basket carrier crate.
Wolfenden &:Co., Sampson City, Bradford Co.,
whole of these lots. The resultis Theory says, direct the water and let G. D. ACKERLY, Fla. 1-18-5

for those five days work, I get, in it irrigate those fields. That'san
the place of a half ton per acre of poor idea that thousands of farmers have FOR The best in the county$s each delivered -

hay, two tons per acre annually of adopted, so that to-day they enjoy a THE.TROPICALTRUNK LINE, Fla. in Jacksonville. M. Chesebro, Plummet 1-18-3

good hay, and the aftermath makes drought, because their crops have both JACKSONVILLE. FLORIDA.
till late in the fall for CINCINCIS, the great pear for Florida. A pro-
good pasturage sunshine and water at the same time. ;bears second or third year from:

my cows." Here's a man who grows no clover or planting.. Fine Camphor Seedlings one year
old. Fine and old Trifoliata Seedlings
one two-year
We thought in that bit of farm his- peas-here's another who keeps scrub for hedging. Red Ceylon Peach,free stone

tory there was an "ideal suggestion"for poultry, here's another who has not P *tt and Park annual, Fla. bearer. S. P. Smith, Fruitland 1-18-4

southern farmers. The average learned to spray his trees. What they for them- -- I

southern farmer has not the capital to need is a new idea. Their farm prac- /Jget them.them, plant the? 125 feet GLAZED; sound HOTBED condition.SASH will 4 sell f'tt the by lot S

invest in a steam irrigating plant, and tice needs a theory well worked out standard They seeds are for$xoo f.o. b. In less quantities fi.oo per sash.N. .
it is doubtful if the every- L.Clark. Manager,Farmer's Commercial Co.,
. advantages accruing and applied in, practical form.- where; sown by the Bushnell Fla. i-u-6
t would pay interest on the investment Southern Ruralist. largest planters in the world.

; but the Southern States, out- Whether you plant 60 square feet WHAT Iwrote last year about my Seedling
"BROWN'S BRONCHIAL TROCHE'S" are of ground or 50 acres, you should Potatoes brought a large correspondence. -
side of Florida have been '
providedby have Ferry's Seed Annual for 96. Another year confirms my opinion of its
nature with springs and mountain the simplest, quickest and most effectual The most valuable book for far productiveness: and fine quality,so I will offer It
remedy for Bronchitis, Asthma and fliers and gardeners ever given to the public at one dollar a crate. Dudley W.
streams, and such lay of the land as i Throat Diseases. away. Mailed free. Adams,Tangerine, Fla. 1-11-3
t will enable the farmer to have many O. M. FERRY t CO-
Detroit, MlcluCured
. irrigated fields at little more expense The West Coast of Hillsborough BRONZE Fowls TURKEYS and eggs, Langshan at reasonable and Indian prices.

than the old farmer above referred to. county is now one of the most attract- Mrs. W. H. Mann Manville, Fla. 10-12-12

Sluice ways can be opened and closed ive and progressive parts of Florida.Its Permanent ORANGE and ROUGH LEMON Seed-

every few yards in the ditch to supplythe. orange groves having been little C A N i C; E R ly.ment$Home 20 to$35.treat-No Florida.SOUR for Sale. Clear Water Nursery 12.14-febi, Keene, .
.exact requirements of the land, in injured by frosts,tourists find them ob- DR. JOHN or plaster.B.

dry weather, or to withhold the water jects of pleasure, as they can obtain an Payne HARRIS Ala., Fort BRONZE Turkeys Pekin, Ducks.Indian Games Eggs in Black season.Lang-A

altogether in a wet season. The abundance of the fruit which they have few quarts of McNeil Peas at per quart 50
cents a pint, postpaid. Mrs. W. H. Mann,
Southern farmer who has "water lots"for traveled far to see and eat. :Most of CENT-A-WORD" Mannville, Fla. 1012712IJOR '
his meadow, fruit or vegetable the groves will bear very heavy crops
can laugh at a long dry spell SALE for cub.time or tiade orange groves,
crops, next year, and this having become RATES.-Twenty words, name and address, fruit and timber lands. E. RUHLSY,Kenka,
and when his neighbor is short from known throughout the North and West, one week 25 cents; three weeks 50 cents Noth Fla. 3-lM6t

the lack of showers, his supplies a-e many inquiries are being made by ing taken for less than 25 cents.
Advertisements for this column be FOB SALE Two Leon county farms 480 acre
abundant and will MUST
bring good prices. prospective settlers.Tampa Tribune. pre 390 acres. Excellent for stock raising and
Many farms have a spring of sparkling paid. tobacco growing. W. B. Clarkson,Jacksonville,
Send no stamps larger than two cents. Fla. 824tfCITRUS
few hundred feet above
water a or
I to the desire for Morphine,Opi- Initials and figures count as one word.
below the house and barn, to which urn,Whisky or Tobacco. Proof NURSERY TREES AND BUDWOOD .
the overburdened farmer's wife makes E EATH free; $5 to cure Morphine or SAVE MONEY by buying Pear, Peach,Plum Parson Brown. Stark's Seedless, f
U Whisky habits; $2 for curing Orange Ever bearing Mulberries, Jaffa, Tangerine, King, Tardiff Grape Fruit, ,
many trips each day, perhaps with a Tobacco habit. Japan Plum, and other fruit tree, from first 1 Villa Franca Lemons and other varieties, }
such as Nonpareil, Majorca, St. Michael, >
child on one arm, while she leads TO THE SUFFERERS FROM hands.cello Fla.Catalogue free. J.H. GIRARDEAU 2-1-6,Mont- Malta Blood and Centennial. Address, A. L. j
another child by the hand. A few Duncan Manager Milwaukee Groves and Nur- I

days work, if the stream is higher than PULMONARY DISEASES. WONDERFUL. !Nitrogen and Unknown traps for cow soil peas en- series, Dunedin, Fla. 8'i7-tf 1

the house and barn, would conduct the cheapest fertilizer known. Send Jbr price- ANEW deal on wire netting. Prices eat in
I beg leave to state that I now have a sure cure list. J. H. GIRARDEAU, Monticelio Fla. 3-1-6 i We pay freight Write for our later
that stream to the house and barn- for that dread disease, Pulmonary Consumption.You price-list. E. W Amsden,Ormond,Flle 7-i-tfl
yard saving the wife and mother well know that this disease carries off one WALDO SEEDLING PEACH TREES I
seventh of the world's population every year. to budded trees for a home orchard. i iin
those weary journeys and furnishingthe This remedy was discovered in Mexico and I Trees extra fine. 5 to 7 feet. Price, $5 per hun- IRRIGATED GROVE. 100 acres to years seta
have gained possesion of it,and now offer it for dred. A choice lot of seed Chufas $i per peck. Orange trees j 50 in other fruit trees etc.
stock an abundant supply. If below sale under a guarantee to cure or money re T. K. GODBET Waldo,Fla. 2-1-4 For sale at a sacrifice. Address"1'," The Palms,
the house, the water of the springor funded and expect to achieve as great a success Lane Park.Lake County, Fla. 4 2-9111
with it as I have with my Great Morphine FOR S.lLE-Extra strong well-grown Nursery
stream could be conveyed by hydraulic Whisky and Tobacco Cures. Write for full par- budded low on Rough Lemon Grapefruit -
ANY ONE who been
ram at little ticulars. The price of Wilson's ConsumptionCure ,Tardiff. Ruby Blood. Will bud to order on IP of Dr William's Pink benefited the
expense.It is $25-$10 cash with order and f 15 when same stock, any variety of Citrus desired for future to
,is the mission of the Ruralist to cure is complete. If you have any relatives or delivery. RICHARD KLEMM, Winter Haven TEE FARMER information AMD FRUIT GROWER,they will receive -
that will be much value
friends from this complaint, I would Fla.
make ideal but interest to them.
not only practical suggestions if
deem it a great favor you would call their at- ,
to Southern farmers. Some- sention to this. No frauds are allowed to use the EGGS FOR HATCHING-Brown Leghorns of
United States mails now, and the tact that we strain; setting of fifteen for $1.00. T<0 MAKE HENS LAY-Therellnothlnrliie
thing for them to think about. To have for four years done an immense mail order Three settings for$2.00. MRS.MARY KLEMM, J.Bowker" Animal Meal. 40 tons sold in Floe ,
pursuade them to head work. The .. business should convince anyone that we can be Winter Haven Fla, 1.253. ida last year. Hundreds of testimonials. For
.1. relied upon to do as we advertise to do. This particular,write E.W.Amsden, Ormond, Fla.
ditch of those water lots was in the remedy suits all cases. It must go by express SHIPMAN ENGINE FOR SALE-W'Uh boiler,, io-i3-tf
Hope this will interest you and prove the coal oil; two-borepowear engine.
brain of the old farmer it
before got means of saving some fnend or relative. Can be seen with Capt. J. B. Herbert,Daytona. LOOK LOOK! $1,35 per acre will bay 161 acres
into the land, and if we can get some Address, B. WILSON, Price$75. Apply to IL J. TJFFIX' Courtenay. first class pine land in sec. 4.t 16 s, r 23
Lock Box 97 N. Laredo Mexico. Fla. 1-25-3 east. Well timbered title perfect. Also 3 ooo
ditches, and family gardens, and improved one year old Parson Brown Orange, Carney
SEED FOR SALE-Delivered f.o.b. Lemon and Fruit buds. Write for 1
stock and more of it, and FOR SAL E CASSAVA Grape prices
J. 2. MCKii LAY, Box 76, M. &J H. Turnley, Excelsior Nurseries. Lake
more diversified farming, and a declaration Farm-Raised White and Barred 1.25F.6 Weir. Fla. 11+9

of of the tin
independence ] T TANTED-To correspond with some part
can, and of the village store for supplies PLYMOUTH ROCKS year pears, who can furnish mint leaves in early and
very cheap; packed in bulk without bOxing. large quantities P." LAUKEMT & Sows" 1306
that he can grow on the farm, White and Silver Wvandottes, Cornish Indian Also some large Smith, Garber. Bartlett and Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 1-25-3
and the mortgaging of his beforeit Games and Mammoth Bronze Turkeys. Specimens Jefferson pears and extra sized plums and per "
crop for exhibition and pens for the founding simmons. Fine chance for some one to buy LIGHT Brahms Barred Plymouth Rock and
is grown, and the payment of 10 to HIGH GRADE FLOCKS. O-Writefbr my big ship sell and double their money. Come andsee Turkey Eggs Jor batching,{i.oo per
.catalogue. Address them. G.I.. TABEa,Glen St. Mary Nurseries setting. Mrs. C.Gomperts,Lady Lake, Fla.
40 per cent. interest; we say if we can ALBERT F. FIRESTINE, Log&nsville Ohio ,Glen St.Mary,Fla. I-S-J 1 NUm


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48 to 55 hours between Savannah, New York and Philadelphia, and HEW YORK, GHHUjESTDM BNQ FLORID! tLilIES.

65 to 70 hours between Savannah and Boston.

I OCEAN STEAMSHIP COMPANY. The magnificent Steamships of this Line are appointed -

to sail as follows, calling at Charleston, S. C.,

.I Q. M. SORREL. Manager.t Both ways :
t From New York. From Jacksonville,
(Pier 29. E. R.) STEAMER Florida.
Monday.It 27. at3 p m.... ..... .."ALGONQUIN"...... .......Sunday, Feb. 2,at Soo: a m
Wednesday 29at3pm..SEMINOL ..... .. ... ..Tuesday, 4,at 7:00am
Friday.II 3Iat3pm..COMANCHE".Thundar. 6, at 9:30: am
Monday Feb. 3, atspm ..........: CHEROKEE"..............Sunday, 9.'at i-oopm;
? i:: Wednesday, "' 5, at 3 p m............. "IROQUOIS".Tuesday, r r= opm7at3pm .
:f Friday, .. .......... ""ALGONQUIN".Thursday 13,at i: oamlo.atspm '..
Monday. ........... .SRMINOLR..Suada I6,at ..00amat3pm
\, : Wednesday r2, ..........."COMANCHE". .... .........Tuesday M I8,at ,.0o a m
., Friday, 14, at 3 p m............"CHEROKEE" ............Thursday, 20,at 8:00am:
. ___ __ __ Monday '. 17,at 3 p m ..............IROQUOIS..Sunday. 11:00am
, Wednesday, 19,at 3 p m .......... "ALGONQUIN". ... .. ....... Tuesday 25. at igopm
t Friday, 21at3pm..SEMINOLE..Thursday. 21. at i.3opm
I tI pa..aae IRatee: I Monday N 24. It 3 pm............"COMANCHE" .......... ....Sunday.'Mc'h i'at 5.ookniWednesday
26at3pm, ..........."CHEROKEE".......... .. ..Tuesday M 3, at 6y* m
Between Jacksonville and New York: First-class $ s.oo; Intermediate $19.00; Excursion, 143.30; Friday 28. at 3 pm ....... .... "IROQUOIS" ............ Thursday, 5, at 8:30 a D1

Jacksonville and Boston or Philadelphia: Cabin, $27.00; Intermediate, $n.oo i Excursion, $4740; -
Steerage $1403. The magnificent Steamships this Company are appointed to sail as follows:

FROM SAVANNAH TO NEW YORK. Philadelphia, Charleston and Jacksonville Line.For .

(Central or goo Meridian Time.) the present and until further notice Steamer "YEMASSEE" is intended to

City of Birmingham................ .................... .... ......Sunday, Dec. 29 3.00 a.m. ,sail from PHILADFLPHIA for CHARLESTON Wednesdays and from
Naeoochee ......................!.................... .................Tuesday, Dec. 31. 4.30p.m. ,
Kansas City ... .., ...........................e.......................Friday, Jan. 3. 7co a.m. CHARLESTON for PHILADELPHIA, Sundays. Close connection made at
City of Augusta .... ........ .................. ............. .... Sunday, Jan. 5, .30&. m. Charleston with Clyde Florida Steamers, for business to and from Jacksonville and
City of Birmingham ......l......................................... Tuesday Jan. 7, Io.3o&. m. all Florida points. Also Philadelphia and interior points via Philadelphia.
NacoocheA .............. ..... .........u..'......,..... ............. Friday Jan. 10, 2.00 p.m.
Kansas City........................... ............ ..... ...........Sunday, Jan. 12, 3.00a.m.
City of Augusta ............................ ... ............ .....Tuesday,Jan. 14, 5 30 P. m. -
City of Birmingham ...... ........... .... ....................... ..Friday, Jan 17, 7 00 a. m.
; Nacooche ..... ................. ........... ........................ Sunday,Jan. 19. 8.00a.m. ST. :RIVE LINE.For
Kansas City.................................................... ....Tuesday, Jan. 21, 7.30p.m. JOHNS .
City of Augusta ...................................................... Friday, Jan. 94,11.30a.m.
City of Birmingham ................ .................. ............. Sunday,Jan. 26, 2.ooa.m.
Naeoochee .......... .-........ ....................................... Tuesday, Jan, 28, 4.00 p. m.
Kansas City..Friday, Jan. 31 6.ooa m.
Sanford, Enterprise and Intermediate Points on

4 the St. Johns Hirer.
Chattahoochee ....................... ..........................Tuesday, Dec. 31 4-30P. m
Gate City................ ................ ............................. Sunday Jan. 5, 8.3O..m:
Tallahassee ............................................ ............Thursday, Jan. 9, i.oop. m. The Iron Side-Wheel Steamers ....
Chattahoochee.......... ..................... ...................... Tuesday, an. 14, 5.30 p.m. Elegant
Gate City. .............. .. ...... ................... .. ..............Sunday, Jan. 19 8.ooa.m. "CITY OF JACKSONVILLE'
Tallahassee... ....................................................Thursday, Jan. ai Io.3oa.m;
Chattahoochee.................................. ... ..........p.......Tuesday, Jan. 25, 4.00p.m. Capt. W.A.SHAW .-.=-.

( Ships do HOT Carry Pusenrera.1City .T. W.LUND Jr.

ot Macon.....................................*................Thursday, Tan. 9, 1.00 p. m. Are to sail at 3:30 and
appointed onville daily
City ot Macon ........................, .......f....... ............Sunday, Jan. 19, 8.00 a. m. except Saturday, : p. m.,
City of Macon ....................................................Wednesday, Jan. 29 4.30 p. m. from Sanford, daily, except Sunday, at 9. a. m.


Leave 330 p. m .. ........ Jacksonville ............ .... Arrive 3.30 a.m.
Connect at Savannah with Central Railroad of Georgia, Savannah FlorUa &: Western Railway,, .. 8-45 P m. ...................... .:.. Palatka.................... .....Leave 9.oop. mIl
Florida Central &: Peninsular Railroad. 3.00 a. m. ....................... ... .Astor. ........................ II 4.00 P.m-
Through Bills leading,Tickets and Baggage Checks to all points North and taste See your II Francis. "
nearest ticket agent or write for Freight or Passage to 3.309.m..I.
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W. H. ,Gen'l Agt. C. R. R.,317 Broadway New York. General Passenger and TioketOflioe, 204 West Bay St., JaoksonvilleA.
J.D.HASHAGEN,Eastern Agent, Sav.,Fla. &:Western Ry.Co., 261 Broadway N. Y.
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353 Broadway New York. 306 Washington st., Boston. .J. COLE Agent, Bowling Green, New York.M. .
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