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 22, 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
30.31944 x -81.66


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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University of Florida
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Preceded by:
Florida dispatch and farmer and fruit grower
Succeeded by:
Semi-weekly Florida times-union and citizen


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'. 8. Powers,Editor. JACKSONVILLE FLORIDA FEBRUARY; 22, 1896. Whole No. 1411 xi..o sERIEB .
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; on TRIFOLIATA Before buying your Nursery Stock,investigate and know what you are getting. Know .that
you are buying of a Grower and not a second or third hand dealer.

: A Hardy Orange on Hardy Stock. THE POMONA NURSERIESare

.. Over 300 Varieties of .;.
the most Extensive in the State and offer all Home Grown Stock. Peaches. Plums Pears
Fruits and Ornamentals. Japan Persimmons, Grapes,Figs,Mulberries,Apricots,Almonds Satsuma and other Oranges and*
Lemons on both
Peaches, Pears, Plums, Persimmons, Nuts, Grapes, Roses, etc.

NO Correspondence AGENTS. Catalogue solicited.for 1896. An Up-to-date Horticultural Hand-Bsok free on application. Over 75 varieties of Roses all field grown and Budded and Grafted. Ornamental Trees, Shrug etc

It wilt pay those intending to plant Orchards to visit my Nursery and Experimental: Grounds.
G. L. TABER, GLEN ST. MARY, FLA. Write for Catalogue and any information wanted,

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of people in Florida intend to plant tobacco this year,and have not
.1 obtained their seed. We have pure fresh seed of the finest strains of Vuelta Southt I eI
Abajo-just what you need for raising the best grade of Cigar Leaf Tobacco.

Packet. . -. 10 cents. I j-pound . . $1.50
Ounce., .* ? 50'cents. ,I Pound . . 5.00 I

H. G. HASTINGS & CO., Seedsmen, The Standard of Excellence.Send .

} M INTERLACHEN, FLORIDA. for Catalogue and Prices from First -Hands. '
t9 Catalogue Free.TREES

(: AT WHOLESALE. ,":'.::: : = : '___ __ .. '.. --.... .. t
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.I."mleU Fruit Trees this season to the planter at wholesale prices. Address,

to Riverside Nurseries, Glen St. Mary, Fla. BUDWOOD FOR SALE GROVE. .

I ilrJ&IOT'B OXE-HALF REAM, 8x11, FREE, Now is the time to order and be ready for the first flow of eap. Get it from
I To Dairymen and Others who will send 300 to pay postage. budded, bearing trees, fifteen to eighteen years old. The following varieties on

I PARCHMENT USmll'UST BUTTER IMITATIONS hand: Parson Brown, Harris, Cunningham Phares, Sanford's Meditteranean, Jafia: ,
Riverside Navel), Drake Star. We also have a limited supply of large GrapefruitBuds.

t : A. G. ELLIOT & CO., Paper MfrsM PAPERS Prices of above varieties, $5.00 per 1,000 or 75 cents per hundred, delivered

1 lit.I Dealer In All Descriptions of Paper. PHILADELPHIA, PA. "" Address DRAKE POINT GROVE,

Yalaha (Lake County), Florida., ..'
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! o r l We haTe an Unusually Large and Fine Stock of Hardy Palms, DOVE TAILED HIVE. .

,, Shrubbery, Trees, Vines and all Manner of Plants .. .

a ,' ,. for louse, Lawn or Orchard. We manufacture them 8- and 10-frame, of selected kiln-dried Yellow Pine,"at di

cell at a low figure. ..
t Fruit Trees,Economic Plants Ferns,Orchids, Bamboos.Cactu ,Etc..for every situation and ..
"for every climate. Plants sent safely to of the World. We pack by mail,and pay postage {@ Get our prices before sending North and paying heavy freight bills .
r, fct catalogue rates,or send larger plants by xpress or freight. .
Send for large catalogue illustrated and priced. .- YANKEE NOVELTY COMPANY,; .r :
I! REASOXEIl BROS., Oueco, Fla. E. E. CONVERSE, Manager. Ocala, Florid

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114,. f1tB FLOE1DA FARMER" AND FBU11'-G1toWE1II' FEBfctJART 22,





Orange Tree;, Fruit and Vine, Vegetable, Pineapple, Tobacco,, &c.

We wish to emphasize the fact that we make high-grade goods only. The I We have steadily refrained from making any such goods, although the percentage

State is being flooded just now with new brands of low-grade fertilizers, man of profit would be very much larger than it is on our high-grade fer

ufactured the emergency, hard times, arising from the freeze of last winter.i tilizers.

These ,Cheap Goods, of the Poorest Materials and Bad Forms, Must be Injurious to the Planter.

They cannot permanently improve his lands. The results produced will I I cultivate a less acreage and use only the best manures. You can make a good

not be so good, either in quantity or _quality, in flavor or in keeping qualities. : crop,with strong plants, with much less labor than you can coax along a poor

That covers all the points where the profits come in. It will pay better to [and sickly lot, and the money results will be far better.

The Mapes Company Use Only the Best Materials and in Forms which are the Results of the

Experience of Nearly Half a Century and of Continuous and Costly Experiments.The .

materials are subjected to a special process, of their own discovery, Send for a copy of testimonials {from thirty or forty of the best-known

which causes a chemical change, and are mixed for months before barreling. growers in the State as to the results of the use of our Vegetable Manure for

They 'go through the assimilation in heaps that must otherwise take place the year 1895. Mr. L. Dozier, our agent at Ocala, writes June 10, 1895, as

in the ground when they are freshly mixed. When shipped they are ready for follows. :

the immediate consumption of the plant, and that is why they produce crops I have been your Agent for five years, and the only complaint I have

from ten to fifteen days earlier than home-made or any fresh mixtures will do. ever heard from those who used your goods in my district was that they are

They make vigorous plants that will stand drouths far better than those sold strictly for cash, while all the others can be bought on long time. In my

grown with poor materials in poor forms. Common sense must teach us that, judgment, if they were all put on the same basis Mapes' would sweep the

and we have had a great many testimonials on that point. State."


The :Mapes Company made no bad debts by the freeze and have no goods. On the other hand, they have have been able to make a large reduction

losses to make up by increasing their profits or reducing the standard of their I in the price of them this year, and at the same time keep up their standard.



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Which has had most wonderful success in Pennsylvania and Connecticut in producing Choice Wrappers that have brought exceptionally High Prices.

z.-Write for a Tobacco Pamphlet.

: Ammonia. Phosphric Acid. Potath.

GUARANTEED ANALYSIS Mapes' Tobacco Manure, Florida Brand . . . . 5 to 6. 4 to 5. 6 to 7.

The Mapes Orange Tree, in :2oo-lb. bbls., f. o.b. Jacksonville, per ton, $37.00 Here is the record of the official analysis of their manures for the year

.11 Fruit and Vine, '" 39.00 1895 at the Florida Experiment Station : _
Ammonia. Avail. Phot. Acid Total Phot. Acid Potath.
Vegetable, u' 40.00 Orange! Tree . . 4.67 7.46 11.22 3.81
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'Pineapple, 38.00 Fruit and Vine . 3.04 7.00 9.55 11.47
"Tobacco, 38.00 Vegetable s . 5.91 7.84 10.22 6.68

air ALSO DEAL IN- 6T For any further information, write


.. SULPHATE POTASH, Foot of Ocean Street

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I' CHEAP" FERTILIZERS.Prof. [From New Enland Homestead,Dec.28, 1895'] of all three ingredients It is the concerns that i[ methods for determining: approximately relative -
IMPORTANT TO USERS OF FER- have capital invested in plants that are most availability of nitrogen,and on subsequentpages
TILIZERS. likely to remain in the business and are the ones is given a report ol the work done daring
.E. B. Voorhees, Director of the New Jer that in the long run are likely to look well to the past year on this point
sey State Experiment Station,in the 'Rural New Shyster concerns that manufacture all sorts of their reputation for they have more at stake. "While various inferior or agriculturally worthless
Another point that strengthens this caution is forms of nitrogen are in the market the
Yorker. June I, 1895 in an exposure of a so- materials,and put their goods on the market in that in most States the analyses of fertilizers are main security of purchasers of miz caned "cheap" fertilizer sod! in Philadelphia, all sorts of conditions: ,in order to get some of the not made until after the spring trade is over. is in dealing with .firms which have an established -
says::''In the purchase: of fertilizers,many farmers trade of old-established and reliable firms are as reputation,and in voiding'cheap' good
characteristic of the fertilizer trade as of other VALUATION OF FERTILIZERS.They offered by irresponsible parties."Page 39.
are still guided by price ton rather than
per trades. Any one who puts out a fertilizer can
by the amount and quality of the plant-food furnished get it officially analyzed:at the Experiment Sta- Fall to Determine the Quality of Preparations of Leather.
tions, and it apptars; in their reports, but the -oods---Established Reputation the Ashasbeenprovedabnndantlybyezper'ment,
,hence anexorbitant price pound
pay per farmer does not know whether the concern is reliable Main Security to the Purchaser. leather whether in its untreated state steamed
for the constituents. A low price per ton does or not The Connecticut Station in its an- [Extract from Annual Report of the Connecticut er toasted: aud pulverized, has no value as a
not always mean a chi ap product; it frequently nual report for '95 just out emphasizes the fact Agricultural Experiment Station (Prof. S. W. fertilizer. The State fertilizer law wisely forbid
mean an expensive one,for the legitimate ex that iii buying mixed fertilizers fanners must Johnson Director),for Year 1893. Iuued December its use in any form as an ingredient of commercial -
rely to a great extent on reliable dealers,and : tBq5'These ] fertilizers without explicit printed certificateof
penses of preparation. shipment and sale are proportionately "The main security of purchasers of mixed fertilizers valuations,it must be remembered are. the fact such certificate to be conspicuously
much greater for low-grade than for is in dealing with firms which have an based on the assumption that the nitrogen,phosphoric ffiied to every package' etc.
high-grade Roods. Farmers should remember established reputation and in avoiding 'cheap'' acid and potash In each fertilizer are "The materials on which the following analyses
first that nitrogen,phosphoric acid and potashare goods offered by irresponsible psrties." The readily available to farm crops. Chemical exam were made were used in vegetation experiments
the only constituents of direct fertilizing value, caution is certainly needtdwten more than one- {nation can show pretty conclusively whether ,to be described on following pages.
and mixtures containing all of these in- good third of the nitrogenous superphosphates told in this is true in respect to potash. There b leu "4565. Ground leather,importe4 from England
forms cannot be secured for a low price per ton, Connecticut do not furnish in all reipcctti,all certainty regarding phosphoric add,wbilechem- for use as a cheap 'ammo Jat in mixed fertili
unless they'are contained. In very small amounts; the manufacturers claim for them. Out of seventy- kal examination a* it is usually made, circa zen. The method of manuf cttmei.unknown.It I
and second,that the expenses of handling are six brands,twenty-one are below the manufact little or no clue at to the availability ot the is a brwwnish black powder, in appearance
auie.a*treat for'make weight' as foi. materials urers' minimum guarantee in respect of one ingredient -]I I organic nitrogen of mixed goods. This Station I roemblisg dried b'O oY actual fertilizing value." ,five in respect of two and one in respect has been for some years engaged in a study of. emits an odor of benzine."-Page*>.
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Florida Oranges QLOO Apiece.A tion; previous to December, generally not procure a report of the Horticultural others that the borers did the work.

few Florida oranges'are includedin realize green-fruit prices, while the Society, a brief list of reliable Neither fermented sap nor borer

the stock of the best fruit stores, fruit held until perfect maturitywas varieties suitable for the different sea. killed the tree; it was sick unto death

and cost $1.00 each. A limited quantity reached sold for renumerative sons is given: when the sap fermented and the.

of Navel oranges from that State prices. Some localities became famousFor For the autumn shipping the Centennial borers knew it.EFFECTS.

recently secured by the old retail fruit their mature fruit, which resultedin Parson Brown Boone's Early OF CULTIVATION.

house ofV.. & C. Smith on lower great pecuniary gain. So the Nonpareil, Homosassa, Tangerine Undoubtedly the cultivation of the ..
point is, if intend to ship Mandarin and Satsuma. selling for from 75 centsto you your the of the
two dollars a dozen. Previousto fruit in the autumn select such For the mid-season,Jaffa,St.Michael groves promoted that it is growth believed
varieties as will reach maturity Maltese Blood and in rich trees; so generally
the freeze in Florida a year ago last Majorca; that regular cultivation should have
sufficiently early to suit such hammock lands Pineapple.For .
$4.00 a box for grapefruit been followed. Those who had fol
practice. However it must be remembered late Hart's Tardiff King Valencia
was a high price in the wholesale mar lowed the mulching method also have
kets this that at this season the mar. Late.
of city, but in view of the fine The
generally a growth.
unusual kets are full of apples, late groves
much pears
scarcity as as $18.00 a
WHEN WILL FRUIT BE SHIPPED. that were neither cultivated nor mul
box is peaches and other Northern fruits. .
now asked and retail dealers
are. forced to sell this fruit at $6.00 a Besides the fruit-eating public is Early in the '70', when the great ched have not in show many of instances

dozen. The experiment is being madeof scarcely ready for the orange until orange growing period began, the crop given a satisfactory sprouts.

introducing some bitter oranges December and later. Yet matured of the State was about 1ooooo, boxes. STUMPS THAT HAVE NOT SPROUTED.On .

from the Bahamas, to take the placeof autumn oranges will bring remunerative Groves were rapidly increased in num examination of such stumps the

grape-fruit, the initial importationlast prices as has been shown in the ber, both by transplanting nursery roots will still be found to be green.It .

week selling at $2.00 a box. Selected past. The mid-season oranges should stock and by budding directly into the the earth be removed so as to expose

pineapples from Havana cost form by far the largest proportion of native sour trees as they stood. Behind a portion of the live roots, in the'

fifty:.cents each at retail, and large the new budding since among theseis this work was capital and hope, coming spring there is no doubt of.
Smooth Cayenne pineapples from found the acme of perfection and which pushed it forward with aston their sprouting. The orange is a tree

Florida, beautifully colored and with they retain their superior qualities during ishing rapidity. Indeed the develop that is wonderfully tenacious of life.
luxuriant tops, command double this several months without deterioration ments were marvelous. Under these Like the cat, it will "come back. "

price. Showy Lady-apples from Missouri giving ample time to market a auspicious conditions nearly twenty PRICES. t

bring twenty cents a dozen. large production without any need of years were required before a crop of As to prices for the unequaled
Long Island Newtown pippins mottled causing a glut. Many locations will five million boxes was reached. This Florida orange in the coming

and brightly colored, and the carry the orange well into the spring, epoch of production was closed upon there is but one opinion. The years .
green and russet Albemarle pippin thus keeping up a constant supply until the night of February 7, 1895. The ence of Florida oranges in the marketin
from Virginia cost sixty cents a dozen the late varieties are ready to go crop of the State for this season does limited quantities emphasizes the

for selected fruits. Pint boxes of forward. Could the new budding be not exceed fifty thousand boxes. In. truth that this fruit is wanted, as is

small but well colored strawberriesfrom so regulated as to furnish oranges stead of from new material, as was the shown by a comparison of prices of

Florida cost fifty cents. The from October to July an over supply case before the coming groves must fruit received from other As
in could avoided be made from the wreckage the parts. .
first Charleston strawberries were seen the markets be and by production for will be far
the of the maintained wave of adversity. It is true the many years
here last week.- Garden and Forest, profits industry people below the demand prices will no
the and are rallying from the blow and .
when ,
Feb. 12.The throughout season, even doubt be remunerative for to
above statement as to Florida the crop again become large.It hope springs again backed by indom- come. Those who, therefore years will rebuild .
oranges would be incredible and we is hardly profitable to discuss in itable courage and energy. While their have the
this the several varieties suited recuperation in some instances must groves strongest
would got have reproduced it in our place assurance of a period of prosperity
columns from any paper less eminentfor for the successive seasons, since this of necessity be slow, for the most part even surpassing that just closed.-,
has been and done the growth on these well-estalished .
character and accuracy than the so ably completely Florida Experiment Station.
one above quoted. by the Horticultural Society of the roots will be rapidly developed into .
....... State the report of which is now fruit bearing trees. There will be no Leaf Shelter for Orange Orchards.
The 'Experiment Station Report. available for every grower in the Stateit marked increase in the crop of the
being in pamphlet form. State until the budding done in '95 In remitting for another year's subscription
to the California Fruit Grow.
which is
begins bearing, not probable
Through years of experience and GRAPEFRUIT.Grapefruit earlier than 98. Of course, the trees er, Mr. B. B. Barney of Riverside who

the labors of the Horticultural Society shipments formed about that were not killed to the ground will, has the oldest Washington Navel orange
the question of variety has been satisfactorily fourteenth between 6 and 7 per cent. in the meantime add their production, orchard in the State, well knownas

determined. The growers of of the citrus fruits shipped from the and thus give some increase. These "Sunny Side," writes as follows :

each locality have grown one or more State. For this quantity there was a trees, however will not reach their "Old 'Sunny Side' has again covered

varieties that have been eminently sat. good demand and paying prices re full bearing for at least five years. herself with glory. Eight consecutive .

isfactory. Of course these will be ceived. This fruit had not, however, Ninety-five per cent of the old orange big crops is her record. I
rebudded. Such trees as failed to entered into general consumption or producing surface was destroyed. The had sold five carloads before the chilly

yield fruit of a desirable quality become a staple like the orange. remaining five per cent was so injuredthat night of December 29, and have just

should be budded to such varieties as While exceeding popular amongst instead of producing 250,000 finished delivering the second lot _of

are known to be excellent. Should those by whom it was known, yet boxes its proportion, only 50,000 five cars on a satisfactory cash sale.
advice be offered on this subject it doubts are entertained whether or not boxes were marketed. The crop of Since the 'chill' I have delivered in

would be tc the effect that the best an increase of production to any great 96 may reach 125,000. This will in. bulk at the packing-house and the

early varieties should predominate in extent would not be over-production, crease each year, so that 1,000,000 fruit has packed nearly four-fifths
those places where freezing weather is and cause it to be unprofitable.From boxes will possibly be the crop for 'fancy,' and this fruit, too, was by
feared, and where low temperaturesdo data collected it is fair to infer 1900. special l contract with the buyer picked

not frequently occur the later varieties that some 15 to 20 per cent. of the THE BEST LOCALITY.In from the outside of the trees where
should he grown. Now, it is new budding is intended to be grape most exposed.
district ask the
not within the province of this bulletin fruit, thus more than doubling the any question : "The fact is that my twenty-acre
What of the will be
to name the frosty or frostless districts future production.Of proportion groves I orchard of 1,500 trees is well prepared
abandoned? Most\ the
where the early and late varieties course this discussion of the generally re I to resist chilly weather. The trees are
will be "That this section in the
should be grown, since everyone profitableness is based upon the as- ply has shown: itself to be so large, so thrifty and so densely
knows the frost record of his own section -! sumption that in a few years great past eminently covered outside, that they are like so
the of the
and should not deceive himself, crops will again be produced. In the adapted to growth orange many houses shingled with broad orange .
and believe there is
in this matter. Should the buddingof I meantime while production is far below our people no leaves clear to the ground. The
better So universal is this
early and late varieties be entered' demand the fruit of all seasons place. interior spaces under each tree, filled
sentiment conclude that
into to any great extent, the marketing' and varieties will be remunerative.But one must with the sun-baked air of the day, .
the best in which
season would be materially lengthened i we are laying the foundation of many have places are bid defiance to 'Jack' on a cool night
,and there would be no occasion' another epoch that will doubtless extend a grove. and prevent him getting in his diabol

for crowding the market, even when over sixty or more years. Letus WHAT KILLED THE TREES? ical work before another day's sun f .

5,000,000 boxes are ,again produced.The therefore, lay it wisely giving to As remarked, many trees put fortha shine comes along to oust him"entirely. "

fepuataion of the Florida each season its proper supply, as wellas fine growth on trunks and limbs. I have never lost a crop, though, of .

orange has been gained by the matured making a judicious selection of During the summer by far the greater course, some of the fruit on the outside.:.:

oranges sent to market. For the most varieties to be grown. portion died back. Some said the will sometimes 'take cold;; but there. ,. .-!

put shipments of fruit from any sec For the benefit of those who may fermented sip killed this growth; is great protection in a leaf shelter of .

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-" By buying nothing for your ORANGE TREES, VEGETABLES and PINEAPPLES except our new: '


A.mmonla. 5 to 6 percent.
Available Phosphoric Acid 7 to 8 U
Actual Potash "
,-r.I 4 to 5 :
_!t&- :This Brand is made from the Purest Ammoniates, Superphosphates and Potash. -aa ,-

We keep constantly on hand a full Stock of SULPHATE AMMONIA, NITRATE SODA, DRIED BLOOD, BLOOD and BONE, GROUND
:.* r- BONE, ACID PHOSPHATE and all forms of POTASHES, which will be sold at Close Prices.
'. Correspondence and Inquiries Solicited.


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thick, broad,healthy, glossy leaves._ separate hose and pipes so that four that a greater diversity of crops can
California Fruit Grower. streams of insecticide can be sprayedat Pinery.Edited be grown and the farmer can have all
the same time, making altogetherthe those things that surround him in his
most powerful and effectual syray- J. B. Beach,West Palm Beach.Fla northern home, and at the same time
.Irrigation. Without a Plant. ....... .......... ... ...
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Editor Farmer and Fruit-Grower : apparatus be absoluiely free from the cold, freez-
:Now is the time to prepare for irrigation enty-four tanks, equal to 14,800 gal. Profits of Pineapples.In ing weather that makes life a burden.He .
of the orange trees. Ions of the insecticide have already a former letter I endeavored to can farm in all its branches and
In the absence of money to buy engines been> sprayed upon the various groves. 'state as plainly as possible the circum- have his cattle) hogs, horses, etc., etc.
and pipes, !mulching is the thing.I Colonel Foster is evidently bound to stances and conditions which led, in a These are things that are not suitableto
bave mulched our groves the past prevent his trees from being damagedby great measure, to many of the failures those sections where the pineappledoes
three winters,and the result speaks for > insects in the future. that characterized the early stage of the best.These .
itself. Mulching holds) the moisture, Fourteen tons of fertilizer have been boom that struck Florida with more conditions are not favorableto
keeps the grass and eeds from growing applied to the 2,500 bearing trees of fatal results than the freeze of last win- their successful raising, and in lieu
,keeps the surface from burning up Fair Oaks within the past eight ter,and have tried to suggest those rem- of these things, nature ever ready to
or baking in the sunshine after a beating months, and our opinion is that this edies and guidances that experienceand recompense for deficiencies, has givenus
rain, and keeps the ground underit points to heavy crops of fruit. The observation have shown to be con- a more tropical climate and adaptedto
mellow, loose and loamy. pruning> of the inside of the orange sistent with a limited purse and assured our soils those fruits, the remunera-
It i is only necessary; to see a well. trees make them convenient for spraying success.In tion of which, from a financial stand.
mulched grove alongside of one of the and will be an advantage in various that letter I confined myself to point, brings the account to a most
burned up, dried-up, hoed-to-death ways. The artesian well is being one of Florida's industries, to-wit: or- satisfactory( balance.
groves.. to see the benefits of mulching. drilled by Mr. John VV. Mitchell of anges. I did this because the territory When we speak of the pineapple
W. A.. R. ROBERTSON. Palmetto, who owns and operates the in which oranges can be grown with section it should be understood that
I 4 powerful artesian well machine from general success is more extensive than we mean the southern twenty miles
Editor Farmer and Frutt-Grower: the American Well Works of Aurora, some of the more tropical and at the and a narrow strip on the eastern ex
Could you tell me through the pa- 111.[ Two hundred and seventy.eight same time more remunerative fruits- tremity of that twenty miles of Brevard
per how Mr. Dudley Adams applieshis feet in depth has already been reached. chief among which is the pineapple.I county and a narrow strip along the
fertilizer; whether he scatters it The three inch well should supply did that also because the expense coast of Dade county, which, owingto
on top of his mulching or rakes the water at the rate of 100 gallons per connected with starting a place under its proximity to the gulf stream that
mulch away and applies it on the minute, and will be sufficient for the conditions set forth therein was less comes in close to land, affords us that
ground and then rakes it in. My irrigating, spraying and household and would come more within the reachof immunity from cold that renders it
grOve is mulched' now and not cultivated purposes; about twenty-five gallonsper the average prospective settler. than possible to grow these more tropical
in any other way and I find minute is the present flow. All anything else. fruits with success and profit.
that no, irrigation is needed in my matters at Fair Oaks are under the I think those things which contribute There is not another section in the '
case. THOS. SIMMS. general direction of Colonel Foster, to the good of the majority should State where all the conditions are so
Altamonte Springs, Fla.Fair and the special management of Mr. receive prominence over those that favorable or where a body of land of
1a.' Arthur H. Brown, his efficient and yield a larger profit to the few. Un such size, fertility and thorough adap-
Oaks. active assistant. Mr. Guy M. Eaton der the circumstances that brought tability can be found as in Brevard
Colonel C. H. Foster's plantation who has recently arrived as-a visitor about those failures many left the county. Pineapples are grown suc-
presents quite a lively scene at the with his cameras from Belleview, Fla., State. Others who had profited by cessfully at various points along the
present time, the following being has taken interesting views of the their experience, and saw the real op full length of the county, but only in a
the'activities now in progress, to-wit : many beautiful forest and orange portunities that are ever open on the small way with the exception o/ some
Spraying the various orange groves, grove scenes, vistas, water glimpses, basis, as described, were soon making few places on the peninsula side of the
spreading fertilizer among the trees, etc., in which Fair Oaks abounds. rapid progress along the lines indicated river, at Melbourne, Eau Gallie and
plbiig itag the groves, orange picking Manatee County Advocate.. and soon built up homes,which, some other points.
. andpacking: pruning the inside of the There is no better food for laying if not of the luxuriant nature they had The section of which I speak, con.
. trees, .trimming the roads, sinking hens, or any fowls, after they are six pictured, are at least surrounded with sisting of this 20 miles, is devoted .
an'artesian' well,bridge building and weeks old, than sorghum seed. Anyof comfort. almost exclusively to the growth of
phofogr phi 1g. the saccharine or non-saccharine I dwelt on the orange industry as I I the pineapple. While Dade countyhas
The spraying apparatus comists of f varieties are good, but as Milo maize have said because there was a greater a coast-way of 125 miles southof
a 200-gallon tank attached to a two- and the Kaffirs are most productive of territory where they could be success. us in which she claims to raise
horse farm wagon, with a large double grain, they are to be preferred for this fully grown than any other fruit whichis pines, it is nevertheless true that Bre
acti force pump from the celebrated I purpose. A row or two in the'garden, in a great measure peculiarly adapted vard ships more from the strip of 20
Gould's Manufacturing Company 01 f: or in any neglected out-of-the-way to Florida and to a climate which miles than Dade from her i25'andwe:
Seneca'Falls,.'N. Y. Two hose and I place, will go a long way as chicken the people of the bleak north are in confidently expect to continue to wear
pip'es are'now being used, and ar I feed. It-is better than corn, and as search of. Among other things that the blue ribbon.Conditions ,
ratigemehts liave'been made for four, good as'wheat.-Farm and Ranch. can be said of those sections is the fact unexplainable .govern :


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We certify that Wi: MrGlrardcau weighed in our presence six of bis- .-
new "Triumph" Watermelons,their weights being 67.68, 68, 70,71 and jfpoundi. p
: Total for the six melons, 420 pounds, Send for Catalogue full of information as to aTI

T. M. PULESTON Melons, Cantaloupes, Florida Corn Giant Beg

County Judge.R. gar Weed, Paper Shell Pecans, ec.: etc. I ; r
Clerk Circuit Court. 'v. M. GIRARDFAIhMontioeilo -,
Mayor of Monticello. Fla.Fatttnel' GIANT BEGGAR WEED.

the adaptability of localities in which &Tttctekett the taproot exists as elsewhere, but I tions of each of the ingredients are
pineapples can be successfully grown. the moment it encounters the rock its about as follows : Two and one-
New and untried sections are apt to growth is arrested, and thereafter the quarter parts of phosphoric acid to
:lure the unsophisticated into an attempt COTTON latterals push out prodigiously and one part of nitrogen and three quar-

to raise pineapples on lands gather nourishment enough to pro- ters part of potash. :
and ''under circumstances that the Helpful Hints on Cultivation.The duce great yields of the staple." With these proportions as a basis,

wary planter of experience would not Florida Experiment Station has With this preface we quote from the following would prove an excel
touch with a ten foot pole. published a brief bulletin on cotton Prof. Persons : lent fertilizer to be applied per acre,

We, who are practically familiar culture, prepared by professor A. A. SOILS ADAPTED TO COTTON CULTIVA- on a comparatively fertile soil,: vkioo
with their needs and peculiarities, Persons, to meet the demand for in- TION. Ibs. acid phosphate (containingat
know that, while at one place they formation by novices, of whom there As to the ideal cotton soil there is least cent of available
may be grown, also that perhaps on will be many this year. Professor some difference of opinion. It is well- phosphoric acid). .
land half mile distant it would bea Persons is familiar with the
a deep gen. known however, that a sandy soil of 100 lbs. upland (bright) cotton-
waste of time to plant them. erous soils of Alabama, and with the level character and containing sufficient seed meal. .'.it-
The pineapple industry is by far production of short-staple cotton, humus will produce excellent Ibs. kainit. "
trie most profitable of anything in the hence his directions are not always cotton, as will clay loams and sandy 50
State, a five or ten acre plantationoften applicable to the soils of Florida, especially loams resting upon clay subsoils. All This application should serve:,to
paying more clear money than a to the shallow flatwoods.. should contain a fair amount of vege- produce a good yield, while at.the
good well managed farm of several Where deep soil and deep plow- table matter (humus). same time, the fertility of the soil<<;
hundred acres in the north. ing encourage the cotton plant to send i will be maintained.If .
Lands in this section sell in the its tap-root far down and erect upon it a nitrogen-gathering crop,.such
woods at from $100 to $250. It costs a large and broad plant, of course the It is always necessary that the soil as the pea, bean, on clover has been
about $250 to clear, purchase plants, bearing area is increased, and if the receive deep and thorough prepara- grown upon the land th'e previousyear
set fertilize and cultivate for the two fall frosts hold off late the total .pro- tion, followed by pulverization, pre- one-half of the quantity
years preceding the first crop. This duction of matured bolls on the plant paratory to the planting of cot cotton seed meal. recommended abovecan
first crop pays for everything to date. will be increased. This is especiallytrue ton. After this thorough prepa- be safely dispensed with, but if
ration of the land the fertilizer is
Then you have a field that is good for of the short-staple cotton, which no such, crop has been grown, then-a
distributed broadcast
at least six more crops without replant- does not require so long a season in uniformly complete fertilizer, proportioned:
ing. An expenditure of $150 per which to mature as does the long- over the area, or else, (in the above, will be found most satisfactory.It .
of moderate with-
acre per year for fertilizer and cultiva staple or sea-island variety.In case applications) is best, on the average Florida upland -
tion will give a crop that will pay two the flatwoods of Florida whichare held to apply subsequently in the drill, to apply the quantity of fertilizer -
and the land is then made into full
hundred per cent. on the $150 per acre deluged with water in the rainy recommended above, in the drill.If .
expended.A season, a long tap-root is out of place.It beds. Ordinarily these rows (beds) a larger quantity is 'used, (which
should be four feet but if the
word to the wise is sufficient.- reaches below the water-line so to apaat, may be often necessary on very poor
Florida Star. speak, and becomes diseased by the land will produce as much as twenty upland, sandy soil) it should be broad
bushels of corn to the acre, the rows
--- -- excessive moisture; hence rust and casted over the open furrows before
Hon. Syd L. Carter and Mr. E. can be made wider-say four and a
blight overtake the plant and the pro- bedding as has been previously inti
Baird of Gainesville in the half to five feet. After thus being
were city
duction of cotton ceases. Shallow mated. On such lands the quantityof
this week buying graded milch cows. plowing is best for this variety of soil. : converted into full beds, a harrow each constituent should be increased .
They purchased three from Mr. R. I should be drawn over them. This
The most experienced planters preferan 50 per cent to 100 per cent-
F. Bradford, one from Captain Vason, will serve to pull all trash and clods
unbroken strip of land to be according to the degree of impover-
one from Mr. Clarence Shine, one i under the bed. This checks the down- i into the middles while broadeningand ishment. A large proportion: of.the
from Mr. John Spears and one from I ward growth of the tap-root and pro- flattening the beds. soils of Florida employed in growing

Rev. J. B. Ley, the prices ranging motes earlier and more abundant FERTILIZER FOR COTTON.It cotton are known to' be deficient

from $35 for a young heifer to $85 for. fruiting. Flint, in "The American is well understood that phosphoric organic matter (humus), which, !of
good milkers. Leon county is furnishing Farmer"quotes a writer on cotton who acid is the most important element course, greatly detracts from their
a number of Jersey cows to says, speaking of shallow soils: of plant food to be applied in a productive capacity. Muck is knownto
I II parties in other portions of the State.- "Such are those about Sierra Leone, cotton fertilizer; nitrogen ranks next be an excellent material for'supplying -

I Tallahasseean. where cotton is grown on a soil of a in importance, while potash is requiredin this deficiency, as is also stable
2f f Has anybody heard of any alfalfa' few inches in thickness only, all be- smaller quantities than either of manure. Before employing the:(or-

f .being.sown in Florida this season ? j ji neath being solid, level rock. Here the other"two.. The required propor- mer, however, it should first be dug

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Write j Us for Prices before Buying.

Insecticide Lime, $7.00 per Ton.
Seed Potatoes at Wholesale Prices.

:out of the beds and piled into heapsto and have about concluded that as far I plant both Northern-grown seed the time of plowing about four hundred
; undergo the "weathering" process, as I am concerned land once produc aud my own Florida-grown seed each pounds of kainit per acre are
t which will require at least several i ing a fine crop of melons will never year, and the only difference I findis added, we get a soil that will producea
I weeks. Afterwards, it can be composted I be planted again by me, for my limit !< that the Southern-grown seed produce good crop of anything if properly
with stable manure, half and of time for rest is 100 years, and I fewer melons, larger melons anda attended to. Adding the kainit to the
half, and the two subsequently applied could hardly hope to see the time thatI few days earlier melons than the soil in this way at the time of plowing -
together (one to two tons per acre) J would be willing to plant it again." Northern-grown, the latter producingmore and keeping the sweetness in it,
broadcast over the soil preparatory to ]Now my advice to all beginners is, do melons and averaging much which would be apt to sour by plowing -
bedding. When this compost is em- not let any amount of argument tempt smaller in size. Southern-grown meli i under so much vegetation, is the
ployed-which should always be the you to ever plant melons where they on seed are the best and are admittedto very best way of improving it.
case where thin, upland, sandy landis have grown before, you will find hun- be such by all competent judges. Corn, being a heavy feeder, requires
being cultivated-the quantity of dreds of people who will! tell you that W. M. GIRARDEAU. potash in abundance, and that is one
fertilizer recommended above can, of they have grown three, four, five and Monticello, Fla. reason I have for applying so much
course, be proportionately reduced.MelonGrowing six successive crops of melons on the .... kainit at the first plowing. If I use
..._ same land and that the last was the Corn. the common grade of fertilizer on the
in the South.-II. best. I believe these fellows think Editor Farmer and Fruit-Grower. market, I find it, as a rule, short in
Editor Farmer and Fruit-Grower: they are telling the truth, but don't Corn being a crop that almost every potash. Why it is that they don't
The. beginner in melon growing is throwaway any money by trying to f farmer, both North and South, grows give us a better per cent of potash I
apt to make one of two errors or botb prove that they are right-let the ex- year after year, it would seem to be cannot understand, because everyone
of-them, either of which will surely perience of the old melon growers of quite unnecessary to have anythingto who has studied the matter knows
end in bitter disappointment, blasting Southwest Georgia and Middle Florida t say as to the most successful modeof that potash is the deficiency in the soil
all of his hopes for a bountiful har be sufficient-they will all tell you ( making a crop of it. But as practical of the South.It .
vest-the first is, that as a melon is not to it.
attempt t tI experience and some experimenting is a common saying that the corn
made upof: about 65 percent. of water, see that some parties are distribut- go a long way to help making better crop must be made before planting it,
that a nice piece of damp, sobby landis ing circulars all over the State, ad- ; crops in future to the individual meaning thereby that the land must
the best that can be selected. Nothing vising melon growers not to plant seed concerned, I trust a few remarks on get the most of its working before the
can be further from the right grown in Florida. These parties eitherdo the subject.will be deemed worthy of seed is put in the ground. This is no
thing, melons will do absolutely noth- not know any better, or they havean I notice. doubt partly true, but the after cultivation !.
.. ing on damp, undrained land and axe to grind, in going into the I All the statistics we come across as is as important as any. After
nothing ruins or blights a melon cropso seed business themselves and have a to corn production per acre,and other my land is well plowed I lay it off in
quickly as continuous rains. The lot of very choice seed of their own matters, are nearly all based on the checks about three and a half feet each
melon will stand more hot, dry selection, which they might be prevailed Northern States statistics; but now way. I put in my seed with a hand-
weather than even our cotton, it i upon to part with 'for a valua. all that is being changed as the Southis planter,and just as it is coming throughthe
flourishes in dry weather and grows ble consideration.A slowly, but surely, forging ahead in ground I apply the balance of my
luxuriantly week after week without a tropical country is the home of her production of this crop, and in a fertilizer, say about four hundred
drop of rain, a shower now and then the watermelon, and the nearer you year or two will outstrip the North, pounds per acre, of a fertilizer rich in
,is all it requires. Plant only on high, get to the tropics, the nearer to per East and West combined. The days phosphoric acid, say ten per cent, and
well drained land. The second er fection you will find the melon. What cf importing corn into the South are eight per cent of potash and two to
ror that all fall into, and many will be would you think of the man who told gone forever.I three per cent of nitro en. This fertilizer
convinced only from bitter experience, you that you should by all means get have never been able to get a good I harrow well into the soil,
is that melons should never be plantedon your orange buds from the hot houses crop of corn from new land, as it wants making it the first cultivation the crop
land where melons have previouslygrown. of Boston, Mass., or Rochester, N.Y., the humus, so essential to this crop, gets. This, with the kainit already
I say never, because I have that they should come from the extreme and I find the older the land is the in the soil, makes it somewhat highin
not grown melons long enough ((15; North to produce good orangesin better, provided it has not been allowed potash, but I always sow peas
years) for me to be convinced that Florida? Now for proof that these to lie out for any time. Corn among the corn at the last plowing,
they will ever do well a second timeon parties are in error, it is an open does well to follow corn; in fact I be and they get whatever potash is left,
the same land, at any rate I will 1 secret among seedmen, that Southern- lieve that it is an advantage to follow and in this way I get two good forage
not put the limit at less than 20 years grown melon seed (and the further itself regularly, as the old corn roots crops with the one fertilizing.
rest for the land after the first crop, South the better) are much better than decomposing in the soil year after The general rule among the South-
before a second crop can be successfully Northern or Western grown seed and year keep the soil in a perfect state of r ern farmers is to bed the land for corn
grown again. Some time sinceI they are willing to pay more for them, physical condition to respond readilyto the same as for cotton, and plant the
asked an old melon-grower of Southwest and a great many large seedmen, i in judicious fertilizing, as these roots, seed in the water furrow and bedding
Georgia if he had made up his quoting their prices to the wholesale with the natural growth of crab grass back to the plant as it rows. This
mind how long the land should rest trade, quote Southern grown melon that grows so rank on our Southernsoil makes the land into ridges, and in
: ... before a second crop could be safely! seed at from 3C. to 50 per pound., is one of, the best sources of ni heavy rains exposes the rootlets of the
planted? His reply was, "I have had higher than Northern or Western trates thatjwe could wish. When this corn to the scalding suns that are sure
some costly experience along this line grown. crabgrass plowed under, and if at to follow My experience goes to


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prove that shallow and level cultivation In Nebraska six years ago I had a sible before being sent to market.

is best. This and plenty of potash field of sixty acres which averaged Eggs are prepared in two ways; by .GRAPE .VI'J
has never yet failed to give me good 122 bushels per acre. My crop here cold storage in a dry atmosphere, at a Lumt Stock la thf ,
corn crop. If our Southern farmers in Florida last season averaged a little. temperature of 36 to 40 degrees, and I World. Small Frnttt. Intawfaow of iuiisJU4 i iI f fIMW '
would only recognize the fact that for over thirty bushels per acre without : by immersing in a pickle of lime and I Red, Jacket'". t,eo.Gooseberry'j"'o..ellD.Fl'edol11a\.F&.1('urrarll.Uet41Jaeh ,%.'.
every dollar they spend on potash any fertilizer. A little patch of a salt, in clean oak barrels. The pickleis -
they would get five at least back in quarter of an acre yielded twenty-three made by slacking two pounds of MEWRflAMMOTHPoultry

increased yield as well as quality, they bushels and one peck, equal to ninety- lime in hot water and adding one pintof Guide for 1 1890 fines
would be more apt to consider the three bushels per acre. It was an old salt and four gallons of water. book ever publiiW contain l1u.rl1100
all colon,plans for best
matter in a favorable light. My experience cow lot, that I had been planting in Twenty gallons will cover ISO dozen. pages poultry sure remedies and recipes:
: has always been to that tune. Irish potatoes for a couple of years. I Put fresh eggs i in the clear pickle until for all gardening diseases,pay.and. how Sent to post make paid poultryand for 15c.JohnBaaachrJrbozalFreeport .
at least, and sometimes far more. If don't consider that a fair test, as it the vessel is nearly full, spread a clean I IlL
they would only consider that corn, i would be almost impossible to get a cloth over' Kern and cover this with
without potash, will weigh but from I large quantity of land in such condi. the settlings of the lime. Ice-house THE IMPROVED
fifty to fifty-four pounds per measured tion. hut I will bet a razor back that eggs and pickled eggs are edible if VICTOR
bushel, whereas with potash it will in less than five years T will raise over put in fresh and properly kept, but
weigh fifty-six to sixty pounds At fifty bushels per acre as an average are greatly inferior to fresh stock. If INCUBATOR
least that has been my experience of. crop. The twenty-three bushels I sold for what they are it is all right, Absolutely Batches SttftSb
the matter. Any one can easily test propose to sell for seed. I use no but it is all wrong and a fraud on consumers Catalogue and The cheapest simplest first-class, most Hatchet reliable
it for himself, and he will find it is so patent fertilizers. Only the natural to palm them off as newly laid In the market. Circulars trm,
"' 4 cents? GEO.EBTEl4&CO.iQEO. every time. product of the farm. I have never eggs."
C. K. McQUARRIE. seen land in any country that would -
DeFuniak<< Springs, Fla. respond so quickly to a little good "Everything seems encouraging to
the poultry business, writes one of -
treatment as these old wornout landsof
MakingPhosphate Soluble. Florida. J. B. SILVIS. the largest breeders of thoroughbredfowls
who also raises for both
Editor Firmer and Irult-Grower: Tallahassee, Fla. meat
wt and eggs and does a large business
'S'(1 9igraurld l3' llS'$1 i
raw Florida pnosphal'f If}}} D:' t J r"Wi1l ccc&iir:: aa&err }i" :rqi'S'i'S' S: % $
made soluble by putting it in a horse Poultry.Edited 1 ft ss a cur<
stall, and leaving it with the manure ..... .. .. times the more is attention turned to\ i ) ,
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,_ two or three months? by S. S.DeLiNOY. APOPtl. Fit the hen business, says the American n. o.rsttoe itrlFeleN, rawer ibt.ber yrleeaClreel.e s4e.
A. L. CAMPBELL. Agriculturist. ee.dl4.tor I H. $TAM ,
flu.Ceulone. Ilt4tolttft.anti!>t, ale 11tI
Saint Nicholas F1J.F Twisi''uxkeye.Editor .
REPLY BY PROF. A. A. Farmer and Fruit-Crower.
Editor Farmer and Pruit-G rower: I have been hatching and raising \ X L THEM ALL.
Replying to your favor of recent I turkeys and chickens for over eight QUALITY TELLS
date, regarding the effect that the : years, but never saw a case of this THE BEST
liquid stable drainings would have on i kind before. On the sixteenth of STEEL MILL.
finely ground raw phosphate, when December I set a turkey hen on six STRONGEST STEEL TOWEI. story
the latter is spread upon the floor of teen of her eggs. She happened to be here. Send for catalogue and prices.
the stall, I will say that it is my opine one I bought and very vicious so thatI PHELPS Kalaau.4 BIGELOW,Mleklpuu WIND MILL CO.. r

ion that the tendency of the urine did not go near her very often, arrangements -
would be to gradually render solubleor having been made for
; available some of the phosphoric feed and coming off. On the twenty. WOVEN WIRE FENCE

,; acid, a uranic salt of calcium at the sixth day I was surprised to find one OverSO Styles The best on Earth. Howe high.
:' same time being formed. The change little poult. running around; I examined Bull tight strong You can, fig make and from Chicken 40
would be the other but toi'60 rods per day for from |
a very gradual one, though eggs, none even i
somewhat more rapid than would be pipped. On the twenty-eighth day I 'Mto t dCaUld gnedRod' .:
the case where water alone (assisted placed the eggs in warm water, any SRldgevilleFarmRaised KITSELMAN, ndlana.i .
by atmospheric agencies) was con showing signs of life were put back, .-.",,- '.zo.- 7- '.-''_""i1< --" -: ::':.-:: --"'
stantly acting on the finely ground but as I found many of the eggs cold, ,
material. This change would be facilitated I put nine of them under a Rock hen. "w. FOR. SALE,
by the constant pulverization In all nine were hatched. On the
r and mixing to which the material thirtieth day I threw the rest away, White and Barred

r would be subjected by being trodden but afterwards was curious to knowif i. PLYMOUTH ROCKS
;: upon by the hoofs of the animal. Another they had turkeys in them. The ,
r change that would doubtless very first one opened had two; they White and Silver Wyandottes, Cornish Indian
I : occur would be that the finely pulverized were fully developed and perfect in IllUSTRATED TESTIMONIAL. mcns Games for and exhibition Mammoth and Bronze pens for Turkeys the founding Sped of
I t phosphatic material would retain every way, but there was only the one HIGH GRADE FLOCKS *1 Write for my big
j I i a considerable amount of the nitrogenfrom yolk sac, and they were connected to it "Fessenden Seed Co. Gentlemen : catalogue.ALBERT F.Address FIRESTINB Logansvllle.Ohlo.BEST .
the urine, and thus resolve itself at each upper corner. Neither had apparently I planted your 'quick-growing' seeds
': somewhat into an ammoniated phos drawn any of the yolk sac in. this spring and found they came up

phate. A. A. PERSONS. I suppose that it would have been impossible even quicker than I expected. Yours GARDEN FIELD SEEDS
Florida Experiment Station, Lake for either to have hatched. truly, C. M. SCRATCH."

City. Thev were. also perfect inwardly. having Judge.
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Russian Flint Corn. What astonished me was that the two There is no conflict between the
Fanner and Frnlt Grower hen and the incubator. The incubator
Editor : looked as large as any of the others,
For the benefit of the inquiries is used in winter-a when and Cucumbers
many and the egg itself was no larger. I season Water Melons, Musk Melons
concerning my field corn, was sorry I could not keep them, as I hens rarely sit. The hens begin in : at SOC. per pound. Pearl Millet ace. per pound
will say that the party I received would had I had any alcohol.A. spring. An incubator is essential if by mail paid; J2#c. per and pound other in quantity seed.not

f my seed from twelve years ago calledit M. G. early chicks are required. They are Peas prepaid., Beans Beggarweed and Corn at equally low forage figures.
the Russian Flint. But it is not a ..... reliable, provided the operator is relia
genuine flint corn. The enamel on All in an Eggshell. ble. Success depends largely on the *i-Send for price-liat to

i the kernel is very glossy and hard, From the Farmer's Voice we take individual. Incubators pay, and they L. CAMERON Seedsman.
which I presume makes it more insect the following regarding eggs; do fully as good work as does the hen, ,
I' proof. As a general all-round field "The shell of an egg is porous, and and even better in winter.PrairieFarmer. JACKSONVILLE, FLA.
corn, I have never found its equal, any filth on it will taint the meat; a .
I for meal or feed. It is 22rowedcorn good reason for cleaning eggs as soon .
the cob is very small and a deep as gathered. Sometimes dirty.lookingeggs No person who raises fowls should any other. By using' pure males of
red, grains deep. It comes up in are fresher than some that are ever allow a scrub, or cross-bred male the same breed continually the veriest
four or five days after( planting and clean, but buyers will not believe it, bird to contaminate his flock. Pure scrub flock can be bred up until they
I shoots right along,*out growing every and as they must judge an egg by its blood males are cheap and abundant, cannot be distinguished from pure
I thing else. The bud worm don't appear outward appearance only! eggs shouldbe and every poultry raiser ought not to bred; .but this requires. time, care. and
i' to injure it io. tick least made aa attractive ]looking as pos- permit their eggs to be fertilized by selection. .. .
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;- 'State News.Mr. Our Rural Home. toile the fruit of Sicana odorifera, a

Brazilian cucurbitaceous plant. This mm.

f"ruit is about a foot long, three inchts

Mansell, of Sydney,this county, To Nellie.For in diameter, with rounded ends, of a '
received a check for $35 tor thirty two deep crimscn color and delightfully I WOULD

quarts of Jtrawb rries. Wonder if any Our Rural Home fragrant. In its natural state it does

oi our neighbors over in Polk can beat I am packing a box of our Florida fruit not appear to be at all edible, but Mr. M
this?-Plant City Courier.A To send off to your igorous clime: Normand has made some preserved BURN IT
As a present to you; could I fittingly do't
long-time east coast resident preparations which he considers worth m
proffer the berries in rhyme. INTO THE
stated positively to a Citizen reporter something. Benincasa cerifera, the
that he has yet to see a cccoanut tree And if you would ask of the thought that may so.calledVhite Gourd of India, is

killed outii/ht by the hard winter of This sway impulsive old< uncle ot thine- more nearly spherical, greenish in MIND'THEPEOPLJ

189495. The foliage is sensitive to 'tis to gladden the heart of a nice far away color, covered with a waxy bloom,
cold, and in this instance even as far With a strawberry Valentine. and is used while green in making

south as Cocoanut Grove, a numberof 0, rej ft not the gift that I send you to-day, curries. If seeds of this Sicana are
trees last spring had a scorched Though the render's decrepid and old; started early in pots and the plants set That there is not "

appearance for some months a'ter' the The brow may be wrinkled,the hair! may be in rich soil after all danger of frost is a family anywhere

cold. This has now entirely disap gray over, they make a large growth in a m to which money
Yet the wealth of affection untold.
peared. The trees remain uninjured, single season. One of Mr. Nonnand's means so much-
and growth seems uninterrupted.The And you must not forget that a kind, loving plants climbed, it is said, to the top oi ten cents means sot .

West Florida exhibit which captured Resembles heart the choicest of wine a good sized dead tree and producedtwo much-that it can
the medal in the hundred fruits, which weighed I afford not to
gold agricultural To the flavor of youth only age can impartA exchange -
department of the Atlanta Exposition character mellow and fine.A. from four to six pounds each." m ten cents a

and a dozen other medals in Z. ARMOUR.Panasoflkee ---..e. month for the art,
Pla., Feb.2,i8g6.Cassabananas.; '
will be the refinement the
special departments, nady for ... -. Hints for Embroiderers.For ,
public exhibition early next week, pleasure, and the
Our Rural Home.
probably by Tuesday. The exhibit is r; information that a
now; at home in the two-story brick For Our Rural Home.Something I The prettiest and newest sofa pil- copy of Munsey's

building' No. 8 South Palafox Street, has been recently said lows are made from tinted art-linens Magazine'- will bring

which was secured for it by the Chamber in the papers about this strange and of f fast colors, embroidered in white. I! to the fireside

of Commerce and Young Mens' excellent fruit as an ornamental The favorite colors are sage-green,old FRANK A. MUNSEY
Business League, and in which these climber, etc. But, really, the half .rose, olive green, old grid, golden N 151 Fifth Ave, New York.

two organizations have their head- has not been told; particularly in regard .brown and dull blue. The designs By the year, $1.00.
, quarters.-Pensacola News. :to its usefulness. It has been are mostly conventional, well COvering GIll'. Sample copy free.&ml".

.compared to a bologna in the square, and are done in half-
At the annual meeting of the Manatee sausage,
I olid work with Asiatic Roman floss.
shape, then the resemblance ceases-
County Lemon Co., at Ocala on !
the 4th inst., the company was reorganized (for which we should be glad; for who Some have large Honiton braid,
with the following officers : of us wants to mingle in his mind, the coarse: novelty braid, fish net, rickrack -

Walter Preston of Providence, R. idea of bologna sausage and the fine, or sheer narrow tape, as an extra -

I., president and treasurer; Julius H. fragrant delirious cassabanana? decoration, emphasizing the all Scientific American

Preston of the same city, vice-president The vine-an annual, but which white effect. The braids, tapes, etc Agency forCAVEATI

and Jas. E. Hayden of Willi- may in Florida, become a perennialhas are first basted in pretty designs then flYi
applied with the floss in and
mantic, Conn., secretary. The presi been fully described before, and long
dent and secretary were on the the rich, red, glossy fruit, has been short stitch.

river this. week looking over the spoken of, yet nothing said of it as a The fish net is usually cut into a
table dessert. Belonging to the order large shield horse-shoe heart
property and are more than pleased etc.,
with the prospects. Under the man cucurbitacea or melon like plants, its and the edges applied with the floss, TRADE MARKS,

agement of Mr. Harvey the original possibilities are great. For those who same as the braids. DESICN PATENTS,

plans will be carried out and the larg L like a rich preserve, I know of nothingto Head rests for rockers are made For information and free COPYRIGHTS Handbook write, to e tcJ

est lemon grove on this continent, if equal it in sweetness, it does not from this art linen, the fish net and Oldest MUNN bureau&; CO.for. 861 securing BaoADWAT.patents Niw in America.YORK.

not in the world, will be built up here. pall on the taste, yet, I think, a few Honiton braid is occasionally intro- too Every public patent by a taken notice out given by us tree is or brought charge before la toe
:The same great area of vegetables will I slices of lemon, or a little ginger root, duced, but the half solid embroidery
also be cultivated.Manatee River would improve it for most palates. done with white Caspian floss is the p/dcttfi tutti'nuLargest
The odor is indescribabiepineappies favorite decoration.
Journal. circulation of any scientific paper In the
quinces, apricots, and all these world. Splendidly illustrated. No intelligent
This white linen-work should should
be man be
without it. Weekly 3.OO a
.The town site is now being surveyed combined, have been quickly referredto year;J1.50 six months. Address" ,MUNN & CO.
i made into adjustable covers, to insure PCBUSHEBS,,361 Broadway,New York City,
and thirty blocks will be on when the almost overpowering I ,
the market the fifteenth of this month. fragrance of the ripe cassabananafirst easy laundering.
The newest
The pipe line for the water supply has greeted the olfactories. Every oval or pincushions stuffed are either square cushions, with one side embroidered -
been surveyed, and the grading for one becomes enthusiastic over them at oblong very solid. and the other plain. '
created from silk
the spur from the main track running once. They are or satin, Stuff the cushions with cotton. Sew
lace ribbon chiffon and
tiast'.to the hotel site is progressing We tested the keeping qualities of r in the embroidery.One rainbow of. :I (four cushions together by the corners,
satisfactorily. The site for the hotelon the fruit, so used none until January. recently seen then sew the opposite free corners of
the point between the river and The tough skin retards decay. I think a famous art store, was made from the first and last one together. Sew
light blue china silk the covered
bay is ready for grading, and materialswill good specimens would keep all winter with cream chiffon embroidered, top with the remaining two cushions to the

begin to arrive for this building The flavor is some what like that of a in Asiatic t points of the ones already fastened,
as soon as the railroad shall have been very rich cantaloupe; and with a A and finish each point with a bow of
pinked frill of the silk
completed. The hotel site is one- sprinkle of salt and pepper, we find it scanty hung narrow ribbon. Leave a loop at one
from the which full ruffle
of a mile 800 feet in most Of top, over a point to suspend the cushions
quarter by area, agreeable. course, it must of wide German lace by.
and a very large house is to be built t, be "dead ripe" to be eaten raw. was gathered. The embroidered flowers will be on
Bunches of blue ribbon
baby the
to be known as the Royal Palm. This wonderful fruit needs but to corners finished this dainty at toilet the outside of the cushion.

About 300 men are at work here. By be known to be appreciated.The cushion. ELIZABETH. PAGODA CUSHION.
this invasion an impetus is given to plants-now above
young just Cut triangular pieces of card-board,
bay development generally. Already ground-resemble the watermelon. having the three sides equal and slight
Air-Castle Cushion.Fr .
new life and vigor are felt throughoutthe MINNIE G. MILLS. ly concave. Each side should be two

section. The great artery cannot I St. Thomas, Fla. Our Rural Home: inches long.

\., be fed that the smaller ones do not We have given this article a good To make this novel cushion cut Cover the pieces with silk, different

feed also. Lemon City, five miles to deal of free advertising. But it appears twelve pieces of silk two and onehalfinches colors. Sew the pieces together,cover

the north, has improved wonderfully.New !: from the following note i in square. The pieces need not the edge with Asiatic filo, so that four

residences and business houses "Garden and Forest" that it has been be alike; in fact, the greater variety in i points come together. It is very easy

have gone up rapidly and several new under a false name : the silk the prettier the cushion will be. to put them together,although difficult

industries have been established 1 "Not long ago Mr. J. L. Normand,, On six of the pieces embroider, with to describe. I think there are thirty-

:ainbng them a cigar factory, a sawmill of Marksville, Louisiana, sent to this: Asiatic filo, flowers contrasting with two pieces, but this can easily be decided .

and a large drug store.- Miami( office what he considered the fruit the colors of the silk. Sew the pieces when the pieces are nearly all

letter in Tropical Sun. of Benincasa cerifera, but which seems I together in pairs to make six small together, as the peculiar shape of the

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i 'pieces makes a certain number necessary Apiary.Edited I will say a gang ot big fat turkeys] After Thirtg Years

to finish the cushion. Fill the gobbling and strutting around, a pair ,;

cushion with cotton or wool before the of fine Jersey cows and calves, a lot [From tht Ashtctoula (Ohio)Beaton.] *

j last piece is sewed in. Fill all of the by A. F. BROWN, San Mateo, Fli of other animals, hogs, horses, and Mr. Fred Taylor was born and broughtup

seams with common pins, and stick a I plenty of fowls of different kinds, and near Elmira, N. Y., and from there

:large black-headed pin in each point To who n all communications should be relating sent. to the I will add last, but not least, a lot
Suspend by a ribbon. R. E. M. department bee hives in the yard or garden.If I., with which he went through the war,
and sawmuch hard service.; Owing to
I the farmers of Texas: as well as
Spring Management. other States would and thin exposure and hardships: during the service -
THE CULTIVATOR 1896 only stop Mr. Taylor contracted chronic diar-
1831! -AND- When spring opens, and the bee for a moment, long enough to realize nccea from which he lias suffered now

begin to gtt new pollen, then it is es.: that a farmer that is up_and doing and over 30 years, with absolutely no help

nOUKTRY pHTbEMAH sential to look after their stores, as at willing to make a living, can set a be from Ihlhyl idan8. By nature he was a

such times the bees use honey at a ter dinner with less cash outlay tha wonderfully vigorous man. Had he not of
been his disease and the experiments
THE BEST OF THE The first other man in the world or thos ,
rapid rate. pollen usually any the doctors had killed him long ago.
AGRICULTURAL WEEKLIES stimulates the queens to the highest engaged in other occupations. I ama Laudanum was the only thing which afforded

DEVOTED TO pitch of egg laying, and as it take firm believer that the sooner that was < him relief. He had terrible he d.

I Farm Crops and Processes, considerable, honey to rear a larg farmers, begin to raise more of what aches, his nerves were shattered be could
Horticulture and Fruit-Growing, not sleep hour a day on an ,
an average
home and live lean
such times we consume at to
amount of bees at the ,
, Live-Stock and Dairying, and he was reduced to a skelt ton.* A
I, While it also includes all minor departments of honey they gather may not more thai how to economize, have plenty, and year ago, he and his wife sought relief ina
''i Rural interest, such as Greenhouse the Poultry and Yard Graperj, Entcniology -, half run them, and their old stores will raise something! to always supply the change of climate and removed, to

1. Veterinary,Bee Replies-Keeping.Farm Questions and Answer,*.. disappear almost like magic. I have wants of city people, or those who look Geneva, Ohio; but the change in health

Fireside Reading. Domestic Economy Market,and a sun Reports had fine large colonies starve to death to us for something to live upon, the came not. Finally, on the recommendation
of the News of the Week. Its ,
mary of F. J. Hoffuer, the leading'druggist -
are unusually complete,and much attention right at the verge of a good hone; sooner we will see better times. Now of Geneva who cognizant of
is paid to the Prospects: of the Crops, as was
throwing light upon one of the most importan flow, on account of a little bad weathe allow me to urge all farmers to raise similar cases which Pink Pills bad cured,

of all questions illustrated-When to and Buy contains and When more to reading Sell- and no honey in the hives. At such] honey for their tables! ,and some to sell Mr. Taylor was persuaded to try a box.

It is matter liberally than ever before The subscription points as this is the time for a bee would not be out of place. A Jew I hive "As a drowning man grasps a straw so I

, pne REDUCTION is$i 50 per m year our,but we offer a SPECIAL keeper to look sharp that no bees an of bees, with the ordinary care given took the pills,"of tays Mr.Taylor But afte'tthirtyyears ,but withno
more hope rescue.
other live stock about the farm will]
1 CLUB BATES FOB 1896. lost by starvation. If you are so unfortunate to of suffering and fruitless search for

Two Subscription, in one remittance ....$ 4 as to have to feed your bee;sin pay as well or better than anything on relief I at last found it in Dr. Williams'

Six Siibtcrlptiont, I' .... 10( the spring to bridge them over i a the farm.It Pink Pills. The day after I took the first

Ten flubtcrlpttont, M *' .... JJt3TTo bad spell of weather, I would advise is now getting too late, especially; pills I commenced to feel better, and
all NEW subscribers for 1896, paying; this of the for when I had taken the first box I was in
in advance now,we will send the paper WEEKI/ !. feeding in the following manner: at stage game, complaint fact a new man.1t That was two months
of the remittance to January h i, that bees Your horses and mule
from sting.
1806, our without receeipt charge. Specimen copies FREE Get common brown sugar, or wha ago. Mr. Taylor has since taken more"ofthe
Address is termed yellow clarified sugar, anc will kick some time, and your cow: pills and his progress is steady and

LUTHER TUCKER & SON, Publishers, add water, (boiling water is best) til will hook, and teams run away and he has the utmost confidence in them.

ALBANY, A: Y. you have a syrup a little thinner kill more people than are stung to death) He has regained full control of his
nerves and sleeps as well as in his youth.
FLORIDAState than for table use. Take about three( by bees. When you become acquainted Color is coming back to his parched

parts of sugar to one of water, and with bees you can handle them as veins and he is gaining flesh and strength

1 let it steep, not boil, till all is melted,, well as anything else on the farm. rapidly. He is now able to do consider-

Agricultural Colleae and when cool, take out and empt. Farm and Ranch. able out-door work.
As he concluded narrating his suffer-
combs from hives
comb, or your ,,
FLA. and to a Beacon
LAKE CITY, Hints to Housekeepers.I ings, experience cure
and pour a small stream of syrup reporter Mrs. Taylor, who has been his
would like to in this connection -
:NEXT COLLEGE YEAR BEGINS on to the combs, holding the combs a say faithful helpmeet these many years, said
MONDAY. SEPT. SO 1895. little slanting. When your comb on : that where melons are plantec she wished to add her testimony in favor

t one side is full, set it away to drip, ind only the sulphates are used, a of Pink Pills. "To the pills alone is due
FACULTY OP ABLE PROFESSORS it about sulphate of ammonia and a sulphate the credit of raising Mr. Taylor from a
hen at nightfall right
hang "
courses Agricultural, Mechanical the helpless invalid to the man he is today,
3f I have
never seen plan
\ ,Latin-Scientific Women's,equiv jp close to the cluster, and by morning potash, said Mrs. Taylor. Both Mr. and Mrs.
' alent in length, studies and honor. Graduates will have the all ouse, yet I have been growing the( the
" .of Latin-Scientific course receive degree of A. B.; the bees syrup Taylor cannot find words to express
of other courses degree of B.S. noved and stored where they want it, nelon for twelve years. Before ]1 I gratitude they feel or recommend too
A one year's Business Courte. giving thorough ised'such a preparation, they were highly Pink Pills to suffering humanity.
instruction in Commercial awArithmttic,, md the next evening you can repeat
addressed to them at Geneva
Penmanship and BookKeeping.A and till eaten up very badly.-Lyman Phelps Any inquiries
he on
operation so are
year's course in Stenography, TypeWriting you Ohio, regarding :Mr. Taylor's case,
and Telegraphy, fitting students for business. atisfied;; they have plenty to carry they will cheerfully answer as they are
Prof. H. Webber of the Sub
of J.
receive certificates ,
Graduates of these courses
hem through. If you are expectingo anxious that the whole world shall know
proficiency.A course in Piano Music has been added realize a honey crop from your bees Tropical Laboratory, has returnedrom what Pink Pills have done for them, and
of the Toronto Conservatoryof { Washington in which city he be benefited
under an that; suffering humanity may
Music,giving best facilities to students of the I you will find that this feeding will pay ha? been for some weeks past supervising thereby.: .
Piano at a reasonable charge. three-fold. It is the honest
of you opinion Williams1 Pink Pills contain all
.Military Instruction under a graduate the publication of some works Dr.
West Point. The young men are under Military of the writer that honey produc- he; elements necessary to give new life
Florida horticultural topics.-
Discipline similar attends to all West students Point without The ion is fast becoming one of the industries ipon ind richness to the blood and restore
College Physician Sustis: Lake Region.
charge. Lake City is one of the healthiest places of Texas, and it is time we were shattered; nerves. They are for sale bv
in America. High Pine Land. Pure Water. In ill druggist, or may be had by matifrom
eleven there has not been a death at the ill learning to manage bees successfully r
years to women. Students To this the "San Mateo: Item" adds: Dr. Williams' Medicine Company,
,College.not prepared All courses for are the open Freshman class can and these articles are written for Among the growers here who will setout Jchenectady> N. Y., for 50 cents per box,
,enter the Preparatory Department he information of the many farmer or six boxes for $2 50.
To all students from Florida tuition is Free in new orange trees(some more,some
eaders of this Bees will .
Music. Music paper. pay
all departments except less)) this month are Messrs. S. B. SAWMILL
students par a reasonable charge. Students on> a farm in Texas, if properly managed -
'from other States pay tom a year tuition music Jail, H. B. Bailey, C. Baron, R. Rowland -
extra. Young men d in the Mess Hall at$10 and the sooner every farmer, FARMER' works successfully
and A. Crosby. with h. allO
a month., Young women board with families in and especially all that have homes of J. ( ( Grinding 4 p. Mills
,town s t$10 toIlS a month. College year begins -
September, 1895. heir own get bees!=, the sooner they will $100 Reward $100. md Water Wheels.
For catalogues address DeLoach Mill Mfg. Co..
be of the privileges
utilizing one
O. CLUTE PRESIDENT, many The readers of this paper will be pleas-
LAKE CITY. FLA. offered free to the farmers of the Lone ed to learn that there is at least onetreaded J23 Highland, Ave., Atlanta, Ga.
Star; Stite. I believe I will be safe in disease that science has t been

Under the heading "the White Fly aying that every farmer with a home ble to cure in all its Etaees, and that isatarrh.
Hall's Catarrh Cure is the only
in that does raise at least
Texas not
Is King, the Ft. Myers says : positive cure known to the medical frnt -
i\ Owing to the objections of several of loney for his own table, does not live rnity. Catarrh being a constitutional

i \ our citizens Prof. Weber and the committee ip to his privileges. I will ask the ,I disease, requires a constitutional treat- well begun Is half done. Begin

, appointed by the county com- question( what is to hinder every nent. Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken in well by getting Ferrj't Seedi.

e I missioners, will not be able to eradi- armer having honey on his table ernally, acting directly upon the blood Don't your crop let chance, bat plant determine Ferry'sSeeds.
and surfaces of the system,thereby -
hree times the round in mucous Known and sold
have a day
cate, this pest. These gentlemen year > destroying the foundation of the dis- everywhere.
right to object, and their objection Texas[ when there are hundreds of ase, and giving the patient strength Before you plant,get

I will amount to this: In less than two pounds of it going to waste annually by building up the constitution and as- Ferry's Seed Annual

years a decree will emanate"from the or the want of bees to gather it? I isting nature in doing its work. The for 1898. Contains more practical

I State ordering all infected trees cut rill now answer the question and say proprIetors have so much faith offer in One its and gardener information than many for farmers high-
that they
here is nothing to hinder only the urative powers, priced text books. Mailed free.
down and burned 1 The"Press" hasmade Hundred Dollars for case that it failso ,
any D.L door to DI1TIOIT,11tH.
many a prediction and has lived ack of a few colonies of bees to cure. Send for list of testimonials.

I to see-them fulfilled. Remember this gather; it for him. What is a good Address, F.J. CHENEY &Co., ---- -- --- -- -

last'one and make a note of it. ignof a prosperous and happy home? IEirSold by Druggists,75c. Toledo, 0.

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. Florida Farmer and Fruit Grower Hlgh-Priced Products. Frost Warnings. I I I stentorian blasts, which generally

The statement in another column It gives us pleasure to publish the t sound extra loud in the clear air pre
A. Weekly Newspaper published at 16 Main
Street,Jackaontille. Fl*. that Florida oranges are selling in enclosed circular: ceding a cold wave. Now, if the rail

r New York at $i a piece, leads to the F. C. & P. RAILROAD Co ) road people are careful not to give

TERMS OF SUBSCBIPTION fact that very few countries, if any, OFFICE OF ASS'T. GEN. MAG'R. } I I,I these warnings without good cause,

For One Year ...............:...............IJ.DO have yielded products which com JACKSONVILLE, FLA., Feb. 14, 1896. ) and when there is good cause to sound
For Six Uontha .., .... them faithfully, and the will
la Foreign Coo ntiiei .......,.....?.,...... 3.00 i.oo .manded, at one time or another, such All Agents South of Baldwin : I I heed and their growers
I protect plants the
:"Subecriptiona in all cases cash in prices as have those of this State. In order to:forewarn fruit and vege- by
advance. No discount allowed on one's King oranges in a time of plenty table along the Central and !j I methods which their ingenuity can
subscription( in club but to growers devise we believe the system can be .
own except ), havesold at $14 a box. The earliest Southern Divisions that cold I
all liberal cash commission will made worth hundreds
a of thousands of
be awed on all subscriptions obtainedby melons and the finest pineapples have likely to produce frost are approaching dollars to Florida nearly
them. Write for terms. often brought $i each, the latter i this company has arranged with The every year.
To every new subscriber we will send, sometimes twice that amount. Single the United States Weather Bureau to growers around Mobile have
postpaid !! copy: of Whitner's "Garden- quarts of hot-house strawberries in the obtain advance information of a prob learned to protect their plants, either
ing in Florida." For two new subscribers North have but Florida with mulching or with earth plowedover
at $2.00 each will send brought $4, able fall in temperature, and to com
we them, on the signal being given
has sold an entire crate, 32 quarts, municate the from the ,
postpaid, a copy of Moore's "Orange same by signal that .
so they not infrequently have marketable
Culture." for over $60, the writer having personal engine whistle of passing trains. .
stud as early as Florida if not
Rates of advertising on application. knowledge of a crate which The signal will be given by the ,
Remittances should be made check earlier. Florida have heretofore -
by netted in growers
$62.60 Boston. Early
potatoes whistle six blasts
sounding ((6)
) long ,
postal note money order or registered f rested too secure in their climate.
have sold
to $12 barrel.
up a requiring thirty seconds (five secondsto
letter to order of The Mobile
belong to the
The finest sponges have brought $2.50 the blasts and will be '
T&UII ), repeated at
GROWER system, and they take measures .
each, and a Florida turtle has sold intervals of every three miles. It is
Jacksonville, Fla. for as much as $100. An acre of intended to give this warning twelveto accordingly, sometimes covering
their plants twice in three or four days.
land on Indian river is said to have twenty-four hours in advance and
CONTENTS. The peninsular climate of Florida \
yielded in one season $3,500 worth of the sounding of the whistle in the
leaves little to be desired but still the
and and suckers ,
plants (slips above will indicate
Florida Orange $i Apiece The Experiment manner. a forecastfor
back door is for an occasional
and it well be doubted if open
Station Report; Shelter for Orange ); may frost the first or second night there
incursion of the
... ...... ... amount received continental climate;
Ororea..... : ?. 115 an equal was ever after.
Irrigation Without a Plant; Pair Oaks. 116PIHEEY before or since in any country for You are directed to circulate this and this occasional visitation ought to

-Profit of Pineapples ..... 116FABJCEK the agricultural products of one acre. information through all channels ; be expected and prepared for just as
] AND TRUCKED-Cotton-Helpful thoroughly as though it came
A single grapefruit tree near Flint every
Hints on Cultivation .. 117 to reach the public. Post one week.
Melon-Growing in the South-II; Cotton.. 118 City has yielded a crop of fruit which copy of this notice at the postoffice, ,
Making Phosphate Soluble; Russia Flint brought the fortunate owner of it, ac and request the newspaper nearest to

...........119 cording to our recollection, $239. you to give it prominent publication.T. Refrigeration Here and Elsewhere.We .

POULWY shell..Twin.Turkeys; AU in an Egg 119 A. PHILLIPS, find in the Fruit Trade Journalthe

OCX RCXAL HOME-To Nellie;Cassabananas: Some Causes of .AgriculturalDepression. Asst. Gen. Manager. following statement made by a St.
Hints for Embroiderers; Air-Castle Cushions Approved : Louis firm as to the operations of the

.. 130AKAXY D. E. MAXWELL, American Refrigerator Transit Company
-Spring Management............... 121 :Mr. J. R. Dodge, formerly Govern General Manager.On :
EDITORIAL High Priced Produces; Some ment statistician writes in the "Coun
Causes of Agricultural Depression; Frost Monday, February 17, occurredthe "In the spring of 1881 they com
Warnings; Refrigeration Here and Elsewhere try Gentleman": first opportunity for putting into menced operation with 98 cars, hauled
123 "I have been able to obtain from use the above signal. The writer, lie 874 loads with a total tonnage of 8,758
Markets; Market Notes_. 12 3 treasury records the value of importsof at be
ing Lawtey, happened to a mileand tons upon which they paid losses by
Good Financiering San Mateo Groves A certain foods fibres
; ; etc., imported half
from the
Boom in Tobacco Coming.... ......... 124 the calendar a depot, distinctly) damages amounting to 23260. During
LIVE Srocr-The Tyranny of the Hog; The follows year 1895, as heard the signal, and at once set thre the next ten years improvements

Cow a Cupboa.d; Best Jerseys in the : men to covering his strawberry plants: were constantly being made, and in

South....... .. 125 Farm animals . $ 2,699,455 with the mulching of wire-grass, which, 1891 they operated r,200 cars carry-
Farm and Garden; Real Estate..... 126 Breadstuff .
2,572,644 had not been
.. fortunately yet applied. ing 23,921 loads, pith a tonnage of
Weather in Jacksonville. Licorice .. 1,427,472 1,367,465 The whistles were given both above 407,909 tons; losses and damages (for

Opium 1,530,526 and below the village and could havebeen this year $1,317.90, a fraction over
Week Ending February, 1896.
heard plainly for two miles thereby
.. 5,171,099 5 cents per car.
219,461 covering a tract cf four miles in i "In 1892 the number of cars operated
a a
tal 3.9 a Flax and other fibres . 12,196,475 diameter in which there
DAs. y ct ; a a uGO oFebruaryll. are probably by them were 3,090, tons freight
GO :s iiS! = =t Fruits 16,036,419 125 acres af strawberries. carried 695,744 carloads 45,423 ;
- Hay 2,191,636
.... 45 58 68 40 28 54 .c 0 547,045 This system of signals by means of,. losses paid less than 5 cents per car.
February February u.13... 62 43 60 jO 77 70' 57 44 20 26 67 57 ..00.00FebruarYI4. Oils, vegetable 1,933,000 whistling has been tried before under In 1893 number of cars in use 3,313

.... 57 sa 59 52 7 56 ..30Ptbruary 3,901,389Provisions the direction of the Washington tons carried 547379. loads carried
February 16.IS.... 51 SS 58 58 65 67 54 46 19 13 60 56 .12.09 2,106.130Rice Weather Bureau, but the signals were 43.765 ; loss per car 5 95 10001 a

FebruaryI7.... -4S -39 -54 -39 -IS -46 -.00 Seeds.. 2,801,935 1,650,430 complicated, there being one for frost t, cent. In 1894 number of} cars in use

Kean........ 52 56 66 47 18 57. Sugar 69,767,828: one for rain and one for wind from 3,330, tons carried 534,265, loads car

Total rainfall. Tobacco, leaf . 15,225,726 various quarters etc., so that they ried 40,126; loss per car 5 9 100 of a
T Trace. A. J. MITCHELL Observer. Vegetables 3,375.976 confused the railroad employes, andhad ( cent per car. The figures for 1895 I

Wool 33,770,159 to be abandoned. This one now could not get, as the year was not yet
1 Shoddy, waste .
2,030,578"This inaugurated is simple, and yet all sufficient f out, but from what I can ]learn will
It has no doubt been a source of list amounts to nearly two for the growers, and it is to show a steady increase. .

wonder to many people why ostrich hundred million dollars without anyminor : hoped that it maybe a permanent ser "This company having such faith

farming has not before been attemptedin : products,or wines which would vice. For the next month or six weeks in their equipment and service, issueto

various parts of Florida, where the swell the aggregate beyond that figure; this may be made a very valuable service their shippers when requested a bill

sandy and semi desert character of the and of manufactured woolens, cot-' to the Florida growers, as all 1 lading costing the paltry sum of $2.50,

soil presents conditions resemblingthose tous, silks, flax and other fibers, and plants when in blossom are more susceptible said B. L. guaranteeing the shipment I

of South Africa. This is notably similar goods which should be madein to injury from frost than at to consignee free from decay or dam

true of the middle and southern counties this country, another two hundredmillions any other time. The strawberry plantsin age of any kind at destination. Now, i

of the peninsula, especially on the could be saved to American most fields are thickly speckled with gentlemen, to some" of you this will

east coast. General Sanford's experiment i- labor and accumulation. the bloom, and there are many berriesin be important info.matiou.; "

was a failure, but the region "Is there not sufficient cause for various stages of growth. Now, this same company has been

around Sanford is too flat and the soil agricultural depression in our reckless We have high hopes of the usefulness 1 i trying for several years to get control

too moist for the ostrich. Wherever effort to supply all foreigners who can of this system. The powerful) of the strawberry transportation of

turkeys would do well in South Florida i get here with homes, and those who whistle of an American locomotive will i this State, and it has made a signal

the ostrich ought to prove healthyand wish and cannot with profitable labor stir the growers up as nothing else failure. Their cars would not
profitable. There seems no good where they are?" could. A notice on the wall of the I the berries in good condition, and the
reason why this State should not wina There are several items in the above
postoffice, or a flag signal flying froma growers would have none of them. In
part of the ten million dollars which list of which this country ought to building, will not make the impression spite of ill l(fi\.r.5 to dragoon them

.South Africa receives annually for produce its own supply, or nearly so. on the minds of the people whichis into line they have stuck: to the huge

ostrich plumes. Among these are sugar and tobacco. produced by these and boxes '
. prolonged..-.-. clumsy which they 'would bero

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only too glad to abandon if refrigerator : generally poor and dragging, though THE

I cars .were furnished that would hardly any offering. Choice Florida beets

do the work well. firm, but Bermuda small and poor. No :

:) .a'-...'. New Cauliflower Orleans in or fair Bermuda supply in from this Florida week. FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF FLORIDA

f rkets and California; quality fair and demand ,

. pretty good. New Florida cabbage in- JACKsONV: :,ij .
. creasing in supply,but small and
s slow sale; Danish cabbage fell to 5.00, The Oldest National Bank in the State.
JACKSONVILLE, FLA., Feb. 21. and closed weak old domestic
.. ; plenty,
FRUITS AND PRODUCE. and dragging. Celery in free supply and CHARTERED, 1874. CHARTER EXTENDED, 1894

Corrected by Marx Bros. selling well at steady prices, when of desirable By conservative,yet liberal methods tbis bank has achieved the highest reputation for solidity,
. These size and strength and ability to meet alll legitimate{ demands. '
are Average quotations. Extra choice quality. Eggplant, in instances -
I< We buy and sell foreign and domestic exchange on the most favorable '
lots fetch terms drawing
prices above top quotations,while poor when l our own
brings a
lots sell lower. premium fancy drafts on all parts of the world.
Oranges, Florida..4,00 but most lots poor and few sales! at outside We invite a visit or correspondence, looking toward business relations assuring yon that your

Lemons Messina box............... 2.75 figures. Lettuce irregular in quality; favors shall at all times receive intelligent and careful attention .
Apptes.}Dbl...... .. ...................4.00104.50 fancy sells well Florida often
English Peas dried bu.... ...... .... 1.25 i exceeding JAMES M. SCHUMACHER, R. C. COOLEY
\. Peas, Cay, bushel........... ....... 1.25 3.00 for best marks. Peas have been generally President.
Whippoorwill .................. 1.25 inferior, and while a few of the Cashier.
Lady........_................ 1.75 best reach 3.00 or a trifle more Safe Deposit Boxes
Blackeye...... ......... ........ 1.50 average For Rent.
41 Browneye n.... ............ ... .25 lots range from 1.50 to 2.00. String beans .
Cocoanuts... _......... ............. 400 did not exceed 3.00 until Friday, when t brand..... ............. .oa34 to 10S fancy advanced to 3.50 a few 4.10, with THE LAKE
Cabbage.Florida, each ...._........... .04 to .06 GEORGE NURSERIESare
Potatoes,New York,bbl..... .... .... 235 prices ranging down to 1.50 to 2.50 for
racks ..... ............... 110 poor to good. Tomatoes were in light
New York Seed Potatoes- receipt first of the week and market advanced offering a fine lot of Budded Trees for sale for season of'95 and .including: a limited supply of

Early Rose...... ................. 1-75
Hebron...... .... ............... i.5 to 3.00 to 3.50, with even 4.00 GENUINE BOONE'S EARLY TREES AND BUDS
Peerless........................... x.75 being reached for finest carriers, but un- .
Dakota Red ....... ............. 1-75 der free offerings market eased off to 3.00 Also Fruit. Tllr i1f .
Grape Magnum Bonum, Mediterranean Sweet, Bessie. Tangerine
Chili Red......... ........ and
Ten barrel lots, toeless.Yellow 1.75 for fancy, with prices 'ranging down to common Orange Sanford's Sicily Lemon and Villa Franca Lemon. Grown to stakes. All on Sour

. Onions, bbl .. ....... ........ 2.00 1.50 or lower for common. Key West stocks. Write for prices to
. Red Onions sacks... ................. 150 offerings are not as good as other Florida v. XV. HA'VKINS a EONS
Eggs.-................ .-... .13 and Georgetown
Havana are too poor to exceed Fla.
VEGETABLES AND POULTRY. 1.50 to 2.00 ppr carrier.

Corrected by Davis lit Robinson. Beets, Florida, per crate, 1.50 to 1.75; ESTABLISHED 1883.RiJJera .

Yellow Yams, bush ........ .......... 30 to .35 New Orleans, per 100 bu'ches, 4.00 to 5.00:
Sweet Potatoes ... ........... ........ .30
Uubbard squash, bbl.................. 1.50 Bermuda, per crate, 1.50; Cauliflower :
Lettuce, doz. ..... .... ................ .15 to .25 per basket, 2.00 to 4.00; Califor- Pecan Grove ] Pecan Nurseries
Celery .. .. ......... ........-- -35 nia, per case, 2.00 to 3.00; Cabbage, Florida am s
Egg Plants, bbl...................... 3.00104.00 barrel-crate
Tomatoes, crates, .....................1.50102 50 new, per 1.75 to 2.00; ,
Sweet Pepper,bu .. .... ............... 2.00 domestic, old, per 100, 1.50 to 3.50; ON BLACKWATER BAY SANTA ROSA COUNTY FLA. .
Green Beans,crate...... ......... ....1.50102.00 Danish, per 100, 5.00. Celery, California, ,
Peas.crate................. .... 2.00
dozen 30
New Orleans
to 90c 25
Turnips,bunch...... .......... ....... 03 to .06 per ; to Paper-Shell Pecans.-.--..__....,. ---One-Year-Old Trees 1 &96.
Pumpkins, each...................... .05 to .10 75c; Cucumbers, hot house, per dozen, ,
Kershaws, each.... ...... ......... 05 to .10 75c to 1.75; Eggplants, Florida, per barrel, PECAN
0 0 fl fl One-year-old Paper-shell TREES 6 to finches high efltire taproot at cents
Parsley, doz. bunches ............ .20 to .35 fl 5
per 3 00 box 1.50 3.00 Lettuce
to 7.00 to
Green onions doz. bunches....... to per ; J per tree; 83 per preferred.; per thousand. Terms,cash with order ; Money Order
15 .25
Pepper,hot.bushel per ;................... 1.00101.50 New Orleans, per barrel, 4.00 to 6.00; :. will on Bagdad deducted Postofflce Postage must accompany orders to be shipped by-mail,
be from the order.
Sage wen -25 Florida, per half-barrel l basket, 1.50 to or same Shipments as directed ; in absence of directions will ship
Hens....... __..............w....... 30 to .35 3.00 Charleston and Norfolk bushel by Express.
Roosters...................??..?.,.. .25 ; per ll bNo Responsibility After Shipment.
Half grown............................. .25 basket, 50 to 75c; Onions, .Bermuda, per
Turkeys, per pound,gross............ .10 to .I2 crate, 1.50 to 1.75; Havana, 2.00 to 2.25; ARTHUR BROWN P. O. Box No. 4. ."
Ducks....................... .......:... .35 white barrel 1.00 to 1.75 Peas BAGDAD, FLORIDA.
Geese ..... .......................... .35 to .40 per ; green, .,
New Beets, per 100 ..............- .... 50 to 1.00 Fla. per crate, 1.00 to 3.00. String beans, '
Watercress, per doz. bunches ..... .25 to .35 Florida, per crate, 1.50 to 3.50. Squash,
Cauliflower doz..75t0 I 50 Florida white crate 50 to 75c; Tomatoes WHY ? .
per ; w
Leeks per doz bunches.... ........... .25
Radishes per doz................ ..... .t5 to .20 Florida, per carrier, 1.75 to 3.00; per
Cucumbers,crate..... ............... 4.00 crate, 1.25t02.50; Key West, per carrier, Go on "Niggering the Corn off the Cob Hands and
New Potatoes per barrel.... ....... 3.00105.00 1.50 to 2.50 peck box, 25 to 50c. your
Spinach,per bushel ........... ...... .5 to .75 ; per Wearing the Skin off?
Cabbage. Florida ..... ...... ......... .05 to .8 Havana, per carrier, 1.25 to 2.00.BATTEESOX Buya. .
Wild Ducks......... ..... ...... .... .15035 i & Co.
Rabbits...... ......................... .10 "CYCLONE" CORN
Squirrels...... ...... .............. ... o8to .10 SHELLER.SEVERAL .
Quail ............. ... ...... .......... .12-" Market Notes.
Doves................................ .00Salsify Besides celery from this State and New REASONS WHY YOU
per dozen bunches 25 to .30
Jersey, this vegetable is now supplied by SHOULD HAVE ONE.
some of the Middle\ Western States and
New York Markets. California. The latter State is also send- .. "

ing tomatoes, the principal field-grown .8 z
It is fully warranted against breaking or get
Strawberries. supplies coming from Key West, Fla., and ting out of order by any fair usage.It .

Small lots have continued to arrive Cuba. Smooth, even-sized and beauti- takes less power to do the same amount of

from Florida of irregular quality, generally fully colored tomatoes from Pennsylvania work any other machine of its size ever
under ripe, and have sold fairly hot-houses cost 35 cents a pound. Lettuceis

well at moderate prices for the season, coming from Louisiana in small lots, a3 b =: a shellingthan There is by no picking time the lost cobs after out you of are the through shelled

usually in range of 30 to 50 cents per the dependence being on Florida, South corn. as the machine takes the corn all cff the
quart. Occasional small lots of better Carolina and Virginia. Egg plants beets y \ ': cob. drops the corn in the box or basket, takes
the cob around and throws it off at the
on back.
color and size have commanded a pre- and string beans also come from Florida, .
and from the State cost 3. By a little practice with it you can easily shell
mium, and strictly fancy are wanted. new peas same oue bushel of ears ia about minutes or less.
. Potatoes. $1.00 a half peck. The first Florida cab- The shelter is small but it will 1 do the work of

State Rose are held about steady but bage of the season has been forwarded, _= many a larger machine.
but is not yet fully grown. The regular The spring can be adjusted to any tension required
have a very limited demand. Maine Rose is _. and can be loosened when not in use, thus
held firmly, but Hebron dull and lower. winter supply home-grown cabbage : avoiding any chance of its giving out.
J Bermuda have remained unchanged in nearly exhausted, and that importedfrom -- A sheller wrench accompanies every machine.The .
Denmark constitutes the main
absence of important receipts. Sweet now
potatoes in moderate supply and meetinga supply. Norfolk is sending kale and manufacturer of this machine is rated in the Commercial Agencies at 'I*Sooo and is
light inquiry at unchanged pices. spinach, and Bermuda is contributing a personally known to the Editor to be a responsible man. The .

Bermuda. No. 1, 4.00 to 5.00; No. 2, variety of new crop vegetables, as potatoes CYCLONE CORN SHELLERis
onion carrots and beets. Asparagus -
2.00 to 2.50 Houlton Rose, per d. h. '.
; from Charleston brings$2.50 a bunch; not a worthless claptrap affair,but has genuine merit.
bbl., 1.50 to 1.75 ; other Maine Rose, a dozen long shoots from near-by hot- Retail price $3.00. Given with the paper one year for $4.0o or as a premium for thru new
1.50; MaineRose; per sack, 1.25 to 1.37; subscribers at '2.00 each. Address all orders to
and of to
houses, enough a
Maine Hebron sack 90c to 1.00.
,Vegetables.per held together by narrow ribbon, cost FARMER AND FRUIT GROWER,

Imports for the week: Copehagen 2,85 $1.00, and the less crisp and fresh product be had Ja1o1cMonv111e. .. Ilia".'.
from Western glass houses!
pgks. cabbage. ; Havana, 835 crates of tomatoes may -
mushrooms of uni-
for 60 cents. Large
and 110 crates various; Nassau, form size and even color from Long by the new advertisement from Mr. Arthur BEE-KEEPERS' SUPPLIES.-All apiaristsor

393 crates tomatoes. Island forcing houses are offered at 81-00 Brown the leading pecan grower of intending apiarists should consult the

bbls.Receipts Strictly onions choice for bright the onions week 4,710 have a pound, some less attractive costing 60 the State. He sold his entire stock last advertisement 6h our front page.

had a little more. attention and are held to 75 cents.! Garden and Forest. year, and expects to do so again. THROAT
BUDWOOD.-This is an all-important For relieving DISEASES AND
steadily, occasionally a shade above quotations Coco "Jlrotm't Bronchial Troches."
us use
the of Florida. For ,
but trade is slow and ordinary, BUSINESS NOTICES. subject growers
.' and work out' at low and full and trustworthy information consult Gem termolon
poor very slowly The Kolb is being:
.. : irregular figures. Havana are held stead I PEcANs-That this valuable nut is the new advertisements on the front page

ily and meet a fair outlet, but Bermuda Wing steady gains in Florida is shown and in the "cheap column." largely planted in Orange county.

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Good Financiering. ruit for market during the coming

The Hon C..B. Collins, our worthy all. Aculeata rates. on,application.and many others, at reasonab'e 1

State Treasurer, is still in the city trying ..,.. Orangesare Though I ask you to pay the postage
to regain his good health. We A Boom in Tobacco Coming. you will notice you always get the worthof
Hope that he will soon recover entire- your money, especially when ordering
ly, as Florida has need for such men A New York gentleman, says the heavy feeders of Potash. five packets or more of seeds. If satisfac-
Mass. tion is not given, I would be
Hampshire ( ) Gazette, not a tobacco always glad
as he. Potash marked influ. to be
exerts a informed of it
be well remark in this buyer or tobacco seller, who
It might to M. G. MILLS.
connection that whea-he entered on has had exceptionally good opportu- ence on the quality and quantity St. Thomas, Pasco County, Fla. i
his duties as State Treasurer he found nities to learn the drift of the tobacco : of the fruit. Florida soils !

the money ot the .State in the posses marketwith, whom we have conversed, being largely deficient in Pot- I
of various banks with jives it as his opinion that the price of i f
no security, ash, a heavy application of a': rJ11t
tobacco will soon advance considera-
and bringing in no interest, and the !
fertilizer less
money placed in such banks as the bly.> He had talked with a numberof containing not .

Treasurer saw fit, which fact made the the cigar manufacturers in the city, than 12% ofActual I $ .00
and they all that higher pricesare SOLID COPPER, $0.60
office of State Treasurer the most sought agree Too AU Want this Cat&1oi.AllimprovementiAuto.
after from a political standpoint, of any inevitable. Asked for the reason Potashshould MVts
office in the State. When the Legislature upon which such an expectation is matte Agitator, etc. Will

met in 1893, however, at the request -! based> he said that the cigar manufacturers be made. The best Jl F \ \ spray are the trees largest 20 ft.manufacturers high. We
that the war in Cuba had .. I. and sell the most. We
of.Mr./Collins bill say .
a passed
was t. are the originators of low
in the will bear
constituting the Governor.Comptroller prevented the raising of the usual groves state prices in Knapsack Spraylfant -

and Treasurer a board to contrpl the quantity of tobacco there, and will testimony: to these facts.Our Agents -. catalog.trs- Just never send mind for our stamp.illust

deposit of the State's finances, and after prevent a full crop this year, and thai i pamphlets are not advertising circulars boom. LEXOX SPRAYER CO.lffst St. Pittsfield,Mm
the adjournment the beard advertisedfor the last crop of Sumatra tobacco is of og special fertilizers, but are practical works,contain-
latest -- -
lug researches on the subject of fertilization,and ------ --
bids for the use of the State's. poor quality, and unfit for good wr ap- tin really helpful. to farmers. They are sent free for -

money, and required as security' >.ers. They say that the cigar manufacturers asking.x GERMAN KALI WORKS, ,
must have to the tobacco Nassau St.,New York. I
therefor a deposit of national, state or recourse 93

municipal bonds of equal value to : raised in.the Connecticut Valley Bradley Redfltld. Eugene B. l dfteld.
the deposit. Most of the banks in the' to supply the deficiency from those
ESTABLISHED 1871. .... ..
ww -" -"" '
quarters. t vw w P w i a> >
State refused to but several
pay, applied -
and made the necessary depositof Furthermore, they say that the priceof REDFIELD & SON, Have You Plenty of Honey

securities. There are now four the cedar wood grown in Cuba, of Commission Merchants And land?Then buy all kinds of wire fences

banks in the State which have com which cigar boxes are made, has object offered lesson and give will prove them a valuable fair test for yourself Such an,

plied with the law and together theyare already advanced 25 per cent., and the -AKD- your neighbors, and the

paying interest to the State on one jobbers are now charging. the cigar- Fruit Auctioneers PAGE WOVEN WIRE FENCE CO.,Adrian,Mich.

hundred and fifty thousand dollars in makers $1 a pound for selected wrap ,
Our informant advises the Connecticut 141 Dock Street, Philadelphia, Pa.
money. The income from this source Science.
We handle all kinds of Fruits and Popular
river farmers not to sell their Vegetables
the salary of the treasurer and his
pays either at private sale(which has heretofore been
chief clerk; so that as a matter of fact, tobacco: at the prices now ruling, as our custom)or by the auction system (recenUJ ,
added to our business)as YOU may desire. Invention
he is
confident that will
.. the present State treasurer and his they realize NEWS/ Botany, Elctilclty,
I chief clerk have cost the State noth- higher rates at a not distant day. He | Chemistry Hygiene.M.di.ine, (HEALTH
thinks that of tobacco this DIETZ DRIVING LAMP.
ing. By this means also absolute se- growers Formerly BOSTON JOURNAL, or CHEJIISTRY
curity! given for the State depositsand year will see something like old-time A Driving Lamp that gives a brilliant ENLARGED AND IMPROVED.

the office is removed from politics, prices. -'.. II---_ ) light and will not blow nor jar out. Contains a large number of Short, Easy, Practical
as the deposits are under control of Interesting and Popular, Scientific articles,
Mr. W. W. Russell, of Cincinnati, That is the kind we offer you. t' al can he arp- ifttf'd I and enjoyed by any in-
the board and bank in the State
any tclli.-ci t iti-dir, t\cn though he knew li'tfe or
has the privilege of( bidding for the 0., arrived in town Monday afternoon; Price, $3.50. m'l l lug of Science.PROFUSELY .

deposits, provided they put up the and call.gave Mr.the Russell's"Advocate"father office a pleasant Delivered anywhere in U. S. or Canada ILLUSTRATED d

security for the interest on the de- purchased Satisfaction
posits.It 115,000 acres of swamp and other t ) GuaranteedSend FREE FROM, TECHNICALITIES.Newsdealers .

would be a good thing if we had lands near Sebastian some time ago, for book-Free 10 Cents. $1 per Year.
which will be drained
as soon as pos .
more men like Mr. Collins.Ta
: pa r rrMent ou this for a sample.
Tribune. sible. Mr. Russell left for Sebastian:: BlDIETZiCOMPANY;

Tuesday. We to readers
expect keep our Large! Circulation of
Ban Mateo Groves. posted on this big undertaking from 60 LAIGHT ST., any
Scientific Paper in the World.
Ex-Mayor George W. Lyle, after a time to time. When drained the above HEW YORK.

flyidg trip to New York, has returned, land, which is said to be some of the PUBLISHED BY
and can be found daily directing hismen finest in the State, will be opened (for Cured Home Permanent HEXJ. LILLAHD, Nero York.mver.Profit .
ly. treatment
in nursing and caring for some settlement.. C A N C E R knife$JOHNB.
six thousand orange trees, many ol This same excursion visited other U1C. .
which will bear fruit next year. portions of Florida. At Macclenny HARRIS Port
Payne,Ala. tit
Captain Henry R. Lyle, U. S. A., they were handsomely entertained and

of the Chester & Lyle groves, said:: taken for a drive through the rural dis For Sale.
tricts. The following varieties of flower seeds Get our Great Catalogue and Buyers
"You can find me doing business at So well pleased were the ext
the old stand. When I leave here i cursionists that a co-operative fruit I will sell at two cents packet, five pack Guide. We'll send it for 15
in to
cents stamps pay part postage
ets for eight cents, seven for ten cents,
will be to fight for my country, or to company was at once organized, which when a stamped envelope is sent with or or expressage. The Book's free.
my old boyhood home for good." purchased a tract of land one mile der: Balsams, mixed; Balloon vine, Bal. 700 Pages, 12000 illustrations, 40000
A. J. Beach & Son, Rolleston Nurseries north of the town. Work has already earn apple Beyonopsis) (Marble vine), descriptions, everything that's used
been Canna Nepalensi-8, C. flaccida, and a in life;tells you what you ought to L
in this scar
: "We did feel a little blue sometime begun fencing land and
whether buy of us or not.
let-flowered Canna Castor bean Ricinus pay
; )
ago. But today can honestly sa setting out pear and peach trees.y .- Crotalaria retusa (Florida sweet pea or One profit from maker to user. Getit.

there never has been a time when the Pensacola News. West India rattle-box), Cypress vice, MONTGOMERY WARD & CO.?'

future looked brighter for orange-grow- white; Lantana, Marigold, Thunbergia, Originators of the Mall Order Method
ers in this section than the present.. Some farmers are under the impres yellow; Wistaria,blue; Velvet bean, Zinnia tII-n6 Michigan Ave., Chicago;
A walk through the well known sion that the demand for tobacco lea Watermelon (Kolb Gem). For these
two fine I ask five
Ipomeas cents
Beach groves, fronting on the St. does not warrant its culture here. Such, per packet very ,Mexicaua hybrida alba(White Beginning ot a Great Industry.
Johns river, will convince the most however not the case. Messrs. Roes Mexican moon flower) and Brazillian

skeptical.The ter & Rieva, manufacturers of cigars Morning Glory, delicate lavender.I We have the only seed in United States o
Robert P. Fallon grove is mak here, say there is always an active demand hate also a few bulbs and tuber (tLatmay true

ing a grand spurt; the same can be said for the product. They are justin t Amaryllis be Fent mail)six at cents following each pr, three ces: DALMATIAN'\ INSECT POWDER PLANT,

of "Live Oak," which adjoins the Fal 1 receipt of a letter from W. H. Roff
for fifteen cent; Tube rose, double, five Pyrethrum Cinnerariae Folium (not the poorer
lon property, and is owned by Colonel 1 a dealer in seed leaf tobacco, asking j cents, four for fifteen cents ; smaller Persian Py. Ros. or Py Alba ) One oz. for 9000

Henry B. Bailey, of Lowell, Mass. I them where he can procure Floridawrappers. bulb, ten cents per dozen ; pink oxalis j plants j acl el for 1.50;o names post paid.of your Will neighbors mail you(at small
Mr. D. S. Tingley, a popular raerr I Any parties having bulbs, ten cents per dozen ; Caladium (or .I oofito ce' and of hrd. nf ftrrilirs"*1y.) your Will
chant will ( any Taro), six cents each ; Madeira vine, to\) in. 111-.'-Cl and You"J.,... nut 1.1 t>irfktut South
,. furnish orange blossoms should communicate with him at Cini for six cents ; Butterfly lily, six cents.I era Sped. Catalogue for 1896,mailed free toaUapplic..ntl. -
forhis: New Jersey friends | cinnati.-Orlando The HOXVAFB & WILLET DRUG
many anr
i Reporter. can supply Canna rOOt..!, Pereskia COMPANY, Augusta, Ga.

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18'911. { : : r m PLOfclDA:> :> *'AHHXB> AM> PRUt'NJROWn. 125r
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: ; Live Stock.TheTyranny herd a short time ago. After careful] JOHN L. MARVIN, .. ..
search we find no herd in the country President.
'. equal to this one, owned by E. B. C. Cashier. Assistant Cashier.

of the Hog. Hambley. .The entire herd of nearly CAPITAL $100,000.

editor Farmer and rower: 200 cows averaged 400 pounds this ,.

I In response to a call for a meeting year. These bulls are from the tested ''

i to,discuss the question "Shall swine cows in this herd; sires from tested THE MERCHANTS' NATIONAL DANK

i be allowed to run free commoners in dams. They are large, in fine shape, ,

Lake County?" about forty representatives ready for service and combine beauty JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA,

from all of the met with business."
parts county ,
801i its
Reapeetfully your Deposits, Collections and Genera
1 in Clifford's Hall the 8th.
on If North Carolina can turn out
i Major.A. C. Richards of Lake ElI 80,000 pounds of butter in one year -

I dorado was elected chairman, and Mr. from a single herd Florida ought to '

J. M. Smith, secretary. send and buy some of those Jerseys. INVITED;.

I The chairman stated the purpose of ..1I. .

i the meeting, and by request a roll of Pineapples are more often eaten half John L. Marvin, A.DIRICGTORS B. Campbell.: Chas. Marvin, "" ":

the precincts was called, but owing to ripe than any other fruit, because so H. T. Baya, T. W. Roby, Judge R. B.Archibald,

I the short notice many precincts were few have eaten them where Judge E. M. Randall. C. B. Rogers W. M. Davidson,
they '
I grow
not represented.The Dr' H. Robinson. John E. Hartrldge.EXCHANGE1 .
I and know not how delicious they are r
main taken
question was up when fully ripe. To test them try to

t and ably discussed by Messrs. J. C. pull off the stiff, green leaflets at the -
f Russ of Victoria, Captain Hines of
top of the fruit. If it comes out :

t Messina J. H. Bramhall of Seneca, easily, the pineapple is ripe; if not, .
W. H. Miller and of
A. L. Brown
( keep it in a cool) dark place until it
\ Eustis and others. An Incorporated Home Association of Orange Growers for marketing Florida Fruit to the, i
mellows. People in the tropics are best advantage.-A UTHORIZED CAPITAL iOO>.(W.) .
The concensus of opinion evidently careful BOX MATERIAL-The Exchange is fully prepared to supply boxes and paper,on
extremely to remove every order. Write for price list and terms. t
is "that swine should be under
speck of the eyes on the rind, and -OFFICERS-
control of the and be al
owner not never .eat the round, hard core in the QEO. R.FAIRBANKS President. D. OREENLEAF Vice-President..
; lowed their will ALBERT M. IVroS Treas. M. P. TURNER, '
; to iun at own sweet ucu i irigi.auu Secretary.
middle of the pineapple. A delicious DIRECTORS-Oeo.R. Fairbanks,Alachua Co.; E.O. Hffl. Bradford Co.: Dr. E. E. Pratt
.I .and all present pledged themselves can be made of pineapple Hillsboro Co.: John Fabyan Lake Co.; Hy Crutcher Orange iJo.; D. Qreenleaf Duval Co.;
that, our next representatives in the preserve J.D. Mead, Duval Co.: A. Brady. Brevard Co.: F. G.Sampson, Marion Co.; ti.V.Hlllyer
stewed with sugar.-Tropical Sun. Marion Co.; John M. Bryan,Osceola, Co.; W. E. Stanton, Putnam Co.; M. Moreman.. St.
Legislature must be pledged to sustain Johns Co.; C.F. A. Bielby,Volusia Co.;Irving Keck,Polk Co.
these views and work for the freedomof --- -- Addressall correspondence to the Florida Fruit Exchange,Jacksonville,Fla 8t ncUi,
with full and instructions furnished
packing shipping on application.
the citizen from the bossship of the Mr. William Moody, one of the
staunch well-to-do farmers of Wakulla

I hog.Letters were read from W. H. Hoffman who resides near Woodville,recent JOHN CLARK, SON & CO.,

of Astor that the ly killed a nineteen months old pig,
I stating objects
I of the meeting met the approval of the that has been raised about the yard, Grocers and Commission Merchants

i majority in that precinct, and that if which weighed 305 pounds, The
fatty portions converted into lard netted .
submitted .
the matter was to a vote, DEALERS IN
i the result would be in favor of keep 175 pounds, which sells readily at

ing hogs under control. ten cents, and the remainder was made' .Coal, Hay, Grain, Wines, Liquors, .

into bacon. The whole hog put on
Resolved That form
we a permanent
I organization to be called "The Fruit the market, Mr. Moody says, would Cigars, Tobacco, Etc. .

and Vegetable Growers' Protective have been about equal to one bale of

Association of Lake County." cotton and was much less trouble to Jacksonville, i 1orlcia.

A committee draft raise.Crawfordville Times. .
was appointed to
constitution and by-laws, to report ... PRICE-LIST OF WHISKIES:
I'I'.a' The influx of visitors from
the 22d inst. at 2 p. m.* to which large MANONGAHELARYE.....\...............$i 50 CABINET BOURBON.... ............... ..$&oo
the meeting was Northern points to West Florida indicates PARKER...... ............,..... ........... 175 J. MARTIN RyE..................__...... s 00
" adjourned.COR. of for the ORANGE VALLEy.................. ...... a co VIRGINIA GLADES......................... 4 00
a degree success SPRING VALLEY......... .................2 SO OI.DBOURBON.................... ..... 500
twelfth annual session of the Florida BALTIMORE CORN ....................... a oo KENTUCKY SOUR MASH................ 500
.! Eustis, Fla. NORTH CAROLINA CORN.. ............. 850 OLD BAKER......... ....................... 5 M
*.-. Chautauqua, which will begin at De- CLIFTON CLUB.............. ............. 300 MONTROSE VELVET RYE.......__.. 6 oo
The Cow a Cupboard. Funiak on February 20th and continue -
until the 18th of March. De- JUGS EXTRA: One gallon, 250; two gallon, soc; three gallon, 750. Remit by port-office
I in : money order,check or registered letter. We cannot ship C. 0. D. Remit with order.A .
Let dairy farmer keep mind !
every Funiak Breeze. complete price-list of Groceries,and Wine List,sent free on application.
j that wise old Swiss proverb: "A

cow is like..a.cupboard; you cannot ..It. JOHN CLARK SON & CO.miiuiiuiiiuuiitiiiiiiiiiiiiiiunntuiitutntiutituiunuiuuiM .

I get out out anything you did not put Mrs. Clarke, of the north end,seems

into it. well satisfied with the w performed -

: Then let him remember to keep the by her employes. The orange trees '

j cupboard well supplied with plenty of show for themselves. -

I good, palatable, milk producing food. 8 YOU ANT

I, Next, let him bear in mind another Royal Palm Nurseries.The ; 21 STYLES. i IF -

truth just as great, and that is, try BEST and CHEAPEST. iie THEBEST
large clump of Bamboo of Bengal -- Catalogue and full treatise on (praying trait
and get the !right kind of a cupboard, and vegetable crop mailed free. Addreu s
which had attracted much ad. GARDENin
one that will take, hold and return so ewuwwwwwwuuunnnunwwiwumanmrumnuIuna.I .
miration, but was cut down last winter, '
your food thoroughly worked up in your neighborhood this season
has been replaced by new growth
milk, butter or cheese, and nothingelse. PLANT OUR FAMOUS
from same roots now has attained a
Some cupboards waste the food .
after they get it. Others turn it out light of twenty or twenty-five feet, is QUICK WORK
luxurious and looks
a grower grand at .
to changed into beef, when you
I want butter. The cupboard must be the entrance of the Royal Palm Nurse. In selling and paying for Pruits and Vegetables
shipped to us is our motto. tt K:
ries. A short distance from the en all of which
described and illustrated
are -
constructed for straight dairy work, if GIVE GOODS SENT US BY GROWERS
trance is a sago palm, a beautiful FIRST PLACE BECAUSE WE NEVER in our beautiful and entirely
jon get the best returns on what you which informedwas BUY OURSELVES. They are protected. New Catalogue for 1896. A new
specimen we were
without defaulting
by our experience
in.-Southern Cultivator. 40 years
put season is the Free delivery

.. worth one hundred dollars. a dollar. Enquire as to our standing
Jerseys and financial stability which any bank or of Seeds at Catalogue prices to
in the South. Several vaneties of bamboo and ornamental merchants having mercantile reports can any Post Office. This New Cata
II I of Port are growing along side verify-then try us-WE BELIEVE OUR logue will mail
Messrs. McLawry Bros., grasses METHOD WILL SATISFY YOU. Send we on receipt of a
landville, N. Y., in a letter to the of the drives through the grounds, your name for our quotations. Stencil and 2-cent stamp,or to those who will state

"Country Gentleman," made the fol and at one place we saw a large plant- cards fre e. Letters piomptly answered where they saw this advertisement,the
Catalogue will be mailed Free I
lowing significant admission: "We ing of Sanseviera or bowstring hemp, FRENCH & CO.,

have.just received a car of young "a fiber plant well known and prizedin 116 Warren St., New York. PETER HENDERSON & CO.

Jersey bulls and bull calves from India from remote antiquity under 35 ft 37 Cortlxadt St., ,York.
Rockwell Park Stock Farm, North the name of murva.-Manatee Ad. ESTABLISHED 1855. J

Carolina, where we purchased a show vocate.

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EVEF FAMILY The King brothers of Jackson FOB SALE, 100,000 CHOICE TOMATO:

'IQHOULD KNOW THATft county will plant 180 acres in water- ,Livingston's Beauty mostly,at $1.00
lorida per thousand, f o. b. Plants six to twelve inches
melons. high. Cash with order. THE ELOISE FRUIT
AND VEGETABLE Co., Winter Haven, Pla. UBUFF
Over in
sixty acres were planted

strawberries in and around Lakeland WYANDOTTE EGGS, TWO
per thirteen. Cockerels, two dollars
this year and the crop is immense. each. Bronze Turkey Eggs one dollar. WM.
About every farmer in Franklin orts BARNES, Oriole,.Fla 2-22-3

and Wakulla counties are plowing TlIltEE FINK LIGHT BRAHMA COCKS
at $2 each. Mrs H. WELLES, Satsuma -
A e br oats, burning brush and making nvestments Florida. 2-22-5

ready for another big corn crop.- DARE CHANCEWILLSELLTHEGREATPar
for Florida for twenty days at 25c.each
The Leesburg Commercial says Developments::: cash with order. S. F. SMITH, Fruitland Park,
that; Vuelta Abajo tobacco seed is Florida. 3-15-2

worth $8 a pound and a pound is Attractions To LEASE FOR FIVE YEARS. 8200.-

said to be sufficient to plant fifty splendid Farm,105 acres,good hammock.
3_ Address Eight-room house,out-bUIldings.etc. Situate on
acres. ( Duval Island Suitable for fruit, stock, truck,
a ref,remarkable remedy, both forINBRNAL The turpentine property recently G. D. ACKERLY, I I tobacco. Apply to Capt. W. C. ZIMMERMAN,
Inverness, Florida. 2154BUDWOOD.SEND
and EXTERNAL and e
Its quick Action to f'dlcred1stf'eu. owned by J. H. Wright near LaCrosse -

AU D I -Killer "alurecD for Sort including one thousand acres THETROPICALTRUNKLINE, IN. YOUR Jaffa, Centennial ORDERS,

Chilla, Diarrhoea, Dysentery Throat. ,V.aahl Cramps*, of land, was sold at public auction in JACKSONVILLE. FLORIDA. Hart's Blood, Homosassa Tardiff, Meditteranean Sweet, and Maltese".
Majorca Navel
('helera 'uI alt Bowel Corn plabiu.PainKillen .. Gainesville sheriffto
February 3d by the ,are per Loco or 750 per 100; Dancy
,THE EsTrem. Tangerine, Satsuma, Amory'* Blood, Pierce'
known for L. H. Knight.Mr. U
COL UMN. Ruby, DuRoi Blood, Royal and Improved Pome-
Sick Headache, Fain in the
Bark or*"Side,KbeninatUin and Neuralgia Randall Pope of this place, los, and Eureka Sicily, Genoa and Lamb's

Pain-Killer. taunustionnbly BEST LINIMENT the has sold fertilizer enough since January RATES.-Twenty words, name and address, Demons guaranteed are $7.50 free per from 1,000.White delivered.Fly,'and Budwood true to

BIAD E. It brines speedy and permanent relief ist last, to fertilize more than one week,25 cents; three weeks 50 cents Noth- name. W. K. TRIMBLE, Braidentown,Manatee
In all cases of Bruises Cuts, Sfiraiaa, ing taken for less than 25 cents. County, Florida. 2-15-4
of and the
6,000 acres cotton, pros-
Bevere Burns, Ac Advertisements for this column MUST be
Da,1n-KJ111LiI the well tried and pects are for him to sell fully as much paid.Send." preI I. FOR SALE.-Fine lot of six-year-old Grape
A friend of thtMerbanlc trees will be sold cheap. Seminole Nur-
Farmer, Planter, Sailor, and more.-Madison Recorder. no stamps larger than two cents. sery, with good stock of Sweet, Sour and Rough
.. In fact all classes wanting! a medicine always at The DeFuniak Breeze refers to a Initials and figures countas one word.FIIUITGPOWERS Lemon for spring budding. Forty-acre farm,
band safe to vu Internally or externallywith 1,400 trees in grove, will be sold cheap Family
I certainty of relief. crop of tobacco that weighed 1,000 -. -- broken up. Come and see me, or address V. B.
/S RECOMMENDED WEBSTER, Fort Meade, Fla. *4.
By IkytMant' ,by 2fiionarin, ty Ulnitten,by pounds to an acre. It was raised ,WIlY NOT HAVE A
Mechanic,by A'wtet in lIoq>1lal1. by Mr. Owens, near Euchre Valley, the mountains and grow EXTll&CLEANED BEGGAR-WEED
BY EVERYBODY. fruit to pay expenses? It can be done. Tryon is to ten pounds per acre.
n Is a Medicine Cbrst In Walton county. No fertilizer was in the best Peach and Grape section of the Caro- Forty cents per pound,postpaid; ten pound* or ,
FLinI\UlCr Itl% :, and< few vessels used, and experts pronounce the linas. Will trade a bearing Vineyard or Orchardfor over, f. o. b., twenty-five cents per pound. Write
leave port without a supply of It. bearing Orange Grove. JUDSOX WHITNEY, for prices on large quantities to EXCELSIOR SEED
erKo family can.afford to be without this quality good. At only 25 cents per Tryoii, N. c.=. 2-22-2 FARM, Edgar, Putnam County,Fla. 28tfpASSAVA
valuable remedy In the house. Its price bringsit
this would its
within the reach of all, and it will annually pound, crop return to "'T"\ TJo.D--I'JF'l'Y: 'l'U .\CCU-GUOW-
give many times Its cost In d,ctore'bills. producer $250 acre.- Cl titn. f f ers and Gardeners with teams to plant on SEED FOR SALRDe1iveredf.o.b.jackFonville. .
Beware of imitations. Take none bill ttgenuine per shares. Seed land and some! provision furnished. J. i. MCKINLAY, Box 76,
MPXBBY DAVIS." The Fanner and Ftuit-Grower Refeience required. BISCAYNE 1-LORIDA LAND Jacksonville, Fla. 1-25-6

Co.: W, lie:ave Pittsburg, Fa -
I 2033 )
h truthfully remarks that no other Statein SAVE MONEY\ by buying Pear, Peach,Plum,
Hon!!, W. S. Linton,. representing the Union can furnish so Orange, Lver.bearing Mulberries,
BLACK Japan Plum, and other fruit tree!*, from first
the company that is developing the luxuries as Florida. Oranges, lemons, Eggs for hatching from choice stocki hands. Catalogue free. J.H. GIRARDEAU,Mont--
new towns of Linton and Boynton in for 15. Boiltd beef and bone for poultry, $2.25 cello Fla. 2-1-6
pineapples cocoanuts bananas straw hundred. ISLAND
Dade county, has by a recent purchase berries, Japanese fruits, melons, fine JACQUES). Fernaudiua, Fla. 2-2l-5 WONDERFUL. I-Nitrogcn and Unknown traps for cow soil peas'en-,

secured title to six miles of cigars, tobacco, turtles, oysters, fish, JERSEY RED l'IGs.1FEW JERSEY the cheapest fertilizer known. Send for price
muck land fronting on the canal, for sale. Aged two to ten months. list. J. II. GIRAROEAU, Monticello, Fla. 2-1-6
guava jelly, cane syrup and early vege- Males and females. Bred from rood stock. Prices
reaching from the foot of Lake Worthto tables are among the products.In from $4 to $:o. O. CLUTE, Experiment Station, WALDO SEEDLING PEACH TREES-
below Linton. With the Lake City, Ha. 2-:22:-tf to budded trees fcr a home orchard.
a point talking to a Jacksonville Metropolis Trees extra fine 5 to 7 feet Price, $5 per hun
exception of one small piece owned the other day Major FOR SALE.-THE HOME PLACE OF dred. A choice lot of seed Chufas, $i per peck.
reporter T. K. GODBEY, Waldo,Fla.
H. Turnley,at Lake Weir, Fla. Five-room 2-1-4
by U. D. Hendrickson, the Linton Geo. R. Fairbanks, president of the cottage, stables. etc., all in good repair. Addressor
own the entire tract comprising call on JOHN L. CARNEY, Lake Weir Fla. CITRUS TRIPOLIATA SEEDLINGS. One
people Florida Fruit it
.. Exchange, gave as 2-22-10 j old. Per single 1000 $to oo. Per two or
over ten thousand acres.Under his opinion that the crop of orangesin S more thousands, JS.oo f. o.b. P. B. Kervan,
TRIFOLIATA, 83 100, Norwalk,Fla. 1-18-7
the auspices of H. M. Flag- CITRUS per by
Florida this would reach 60-
year ; iocoboxed, f. o b., $10,by
,lei{whose railroad is projecting that ooo boxes, and that the next crop F.B. KERVAN, Norwalk, Fla. 2-22 5QEND WE MANUFACTURE and the six Strawberry basket carrier Cops crate.and

way, as fast as it can, the town of will not fall short of ioocoo, boxes. DESCRIPTION AND PRICE OF Wolfenden & Co., Sampson City, Bradford Co.,

Miami, Fla., has been laid out two Major Fairbanks talks cheerfully of the O property for sale or exchange to L. W. KER Fla. 1-18-5
VAN, 30 West Twenty-ninth street, New York,
miles square., It covers about an future of orange culture in the State, Florida Real Estate aud Exchange Office. 2228BUFF : : 125 GLAZED HOTBED SASH 4 f-tt by 5
feet; sound condition. sell the lot
equal space on each side of the Miami and is taking special care of a grove WYANDOTTE EGGS and COCK- for $100 f.o. b. In less quantities$1.ooperauh.

river, the most beautiful stream, brob- owned by himself on Orange Lake. two dollars. Bronze Turkey Eggs, BushneU N. L.Clark.Fla.Manager,Farmer's Commercial Co.,
no in-breeding one dollar. Beautiful Buff cross i-n-6
ably, in Florida, and the streets are W. W. Dykes, who manages the breed Eggs, fifty cents. WM. BARNES, Oriole,

being grubbed out in various direc- Jerico plantation for Captain M. N. Florida 2-22-2 WHAT wrote Potatoes last brought year about a large my corra Seedling Dd- .

tions. This, for a considerable period, Dickson, Greenwood, made 920 bushels BEES FOR SALE.-FORTY COLONIES ence. Another year confirms my opinion of itt
in crosswise productiveness and fine quality so I will offer It
will be the terminus of the East Coast Langstroth Bee-hive.
of corn on 40 acres of land in one Every comb perfectly straight. A big bargain. to the public at one dollar a crate. Dudley W.
Railroad-until it starts for Key West. field, 840 bushels on 47 acres in Addrsss J. B MO TAGiE. Winter ParK, Fla. Adams,Tangerine, Fla. 1-11-3 "

This region is developing rapidly and another field with a pea row between 2-22-2 BRONZE TURKEYS, Langsban and Indian

settlers are coming in fastMr.. row of corn which stood seven SEED CORN.-TIIE EARLIEST AND Fowls and eggs, at reasonable prices.
every all-round field in the
corn South. Nearer Mrs. W. H. Mann, Manville, Fla. 10-12-11
Flagler will, no doubt,build a massive feet apart and 950 bushels on 55 weevil-proof and more prolific than cny other.

and splendid hotel at Miami, and it acres five feet apart and three feet in including Well adapted sack to, f.any o. b.kind, 1.25 of soil.; per Per half bushel bushel,, FOR SALE Two Leon county farms 480 acres .

will beyond question, become a popu- the drill.--Marianna TimesCourier.In 7 Fla.c.; per peck,500. J. B. SILVIS, Tallahassee, tobacco 390 growing acres. Excellent W. B. Clarkson fo< stock,Jacksonville railing and,

lar resort. our issue of September 7th, we 2-22-5 Fla. 824tfPITRUS

While it is beyond question that the had an article on the experiment being WTANTED.-S3LALL, BEARING OR- NURSERY TREES AND BUDWoODSauuma.
f ange grove, good six-room house,dry land, V Parson Brown. Stark's
Seedjeu} ,
State suffered blow and back- made that time I. F. Houstonof '
a severe at by healthylucationnear and transportation,in Tafia, Tangerine, King, Tardiff Grape Fruit, .:
set by last winter's freezes, it is gratifying this place, on' the eggplant being South Florida. C. B. IHMSEX, Alleghany, Pa. Villa Franca Lemons and other varieties, -
such as ,
to learn that under the careful budded into the stalk of the Sola- EGGS TO HATCH S. C. B. LEGHORNS, Malta Blood Nonpareil and Centennial.Majorca Address, St Michael, A. L,,

management of Comptroller num Mammosum, commonly knownas for 15,f. o.b.,Jacksonville. M.CHESE- Duncan, Manager Milwaukee Groves and Nlu-
BRO, Plummers, Fla. 2-22-3 series, Dunedin, Fla._8-i7-tf 1:
Bloxham he has recommended the Susumber native weed of
a re a ANEW deal on wire netting. Prices cut in f
duction of State taxes from 314 to 2# Jamaica. Mr. Houston informs us .- LEADING VARIETIESof We pay freight. Write for our late '
Oranges, Lemons and Pomelo. Write and price-list. E. W Am5den.Ormond,FU.
7-i-Ul j
mills Most States,with no such drawbacks that the experiment has proved a suc- state number of each variety you wish and
prices for spring delivery. Sour seedlings for IRRIGATED GROVF. 100 acres, to years set ;
which tothe
as Florida had last winter, are cess, guarantees growers sale. J. W. &F. D. WAITE, Magnolia Nurseries :50 in other fruit trees, etc. -
raising instead of lowering their taxes, that the plant is parennial and that its Belleview, Florida. 2-15-4 For sale at a sacrifice. Address"1'," Palms,
I Lane Park Lake County, Fla.
while Florida,"instead of being ruined seed will mature in this climate, consequently POINTER BITCH FOR SALE.-A WELL- 4 > .

by its freeze, is able to reduce its taxes. all uncertainty in the egg- nicely-broken Bitch. Color, ticked P'I'O.1 Bowser's MAKE HENS Animal Meal.-T40 ttons nothing like
and white sold in Florida
Age eighteen months. Address R.
$75,000 year Who shall say that I plant crop is now removed, and B BULL, Bradfordviile, Florida 2-15-3 last year. Hundreds of testimonial For :

we are not*a progressive, up-to-date i parties wishing to engage in the eggplant particulars xo-13-tf,write E. W.Arnsden, Ormond, FU.

people,and able to meet emergencies, culture can raise their crop with- FOR trees SALE.-TWO-YEAR-OLD on rough Lemon. Strong HART'S rough Brahms
adverse as they may be?-West Palm out the great uncertainty heretofore Lemon,Grapefruit and sour Orange Seedl Jgs. LIGHT Turkey Eggs Barred for Plymouth hatching;Rock$i.oo and .
Beesu.Sun.-. ...;_.. '.. -. attached thereto Palmetto News. Winter Verycheap.Haven Willbudtoordcr.'RCIU1D, Florida. *..i-| ,. .setting. Mrs. C.Gomperts',Lady Lake. ,.Fla.I 1i14: .. :. j!


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Steerage Si443 The magnificent Steamships of this Company are appointed to sail u follows:

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i; City of Augusta .. .... .. ... .... Sunday Feb. 2, 7.308. m.
, City of Birmingham Tuesday, Feb. 4, 10.30a.m. Finest Cultlne and Service. JVo Transfers Between Jacksonville and Yew York.
, Naeooehee .............. ..... ......................... ... ..............Friday, Feb. 7, 12.30 p. m.
i Kansas City........................... ............ ................Sunday, Feb. 9, 2.00a.m. The Fleet is composed of the following Handsome New Steel Steamers:
, City of Augusta ................................... ............ ......Tuesday,Feb. ii, 430?. m.
City of Birmingham ...... ........... .... ............ ........... ..Friday.. Feb, 14 6.ooao m. "
Naeoochee _.... ................. ........... ........................ Sunday Feb. 16, 7.00a.m. "Comanehe" (new), "Algonquin, Iroquois, Cherokee, Seminole
Kansas City.................................................... ....Tuesday, Feb. 18, 8.00 p. m.i .
City of Augusta .....................................!................ Friday Feb. 21, lo.ooa. m. -
I City of Birmingham ................ .................. .......... Sunday, Feb. 33 m. NORTH BOUND.Steamers .
Naeoochee .......... ......... ....................................... Tuesday, Feb 25. 2.30p.m.
Kansas City...........................................................Friday, Feb. 28, 5.00 a m. are appointed to sail according to-the tide.
From JACKSONVILLE, FLA., (calling Charleston), ... ..........Sundays, Tuesdays andThuwday*.
FROM SAVANNAH TO BOSTON. Erom CHARLESTON S. C.,.................. ... ........... .....Mondays,Wednesdays Frida,..
Gate City............... ................ .... ......................... Sunday Feb. t, 7.308.10: For hours of sailing see "Clyde Line" Schedule of Jacksonville and Charleston daily papers..
Tallahassee ............................................ ............ Thursday, Feb. 6, ii.coa.rn.
!t,...........'........... .......... ......................Tueday Feb. n, 400 a. m. S'OUTH BOUND. _
Gate City .. .............. .. .......................... ......... ........Sunday, Feb. 16, 7.00 a. m. Steamers are appointed to sail from Pier 29 Cast River, New York at 3 p.m., as follows: "
, Tallahassee..................................................... ....Thursday Feb. 20, 9.00a.m. ForCHARLESTOH S. C., .................. .......... ............ ...Mondays,Wednesdays and Fridays.For .
I ...... ........... ... ............ ........ Tuesday Feb. 25 2.3oa.m.
JACKSONVILLE FLA., (calling at Charleston). ...... ...Mondays.. Wednesdays and Fridays


( Ships do HOT Carry Passengers.) CfcY&E'S ST. tIOriNS LIVE MflE.

City of M.con...................................................... Saturday, Feb. 8. 1.30 p m.
City of Mason ......................................... ..__......Sunday, Feb. 18, 8.00 a. m. OE BARY LINE.
City of Macon ................ .... ....................... ............. Friday, Feb. 28, 5.00 p. m.
Jacksonville, Palatka, Sanford, Enterprise, Fla., and Intermediate
I Landings on the St. Johns River.The .
Elegant Iron Side-Wheel Steamers

! Connect at Savannah with Central Railroad of Georgia, Savannah, Florida & Western Railway,. Cltv of Jacksonville," AND "Fred'k DeBary,"
Florida Central & Peninsular Railroad.
" Through Bills Lading Tickets, and Baggage Checks to all points North and East; See your Leave Jacksonville, daily except Saturday, at 3:30: p. m. Returning leave Sanford .
; nearest ticket agent or write for Freight or Passage to daily at 11. 9:30
except Sunday, a. m. Enterprise a. m.
J T. P. BECKWITH, G. F. & P. Agent New Pier 35 N. R., New York. .
New Pier No.35 North River 1 New York. City Exchange Building, Savannah, Ga. SOUTHBOUND.Read Down. SCHEDULE NORTHBOUND.
RICHARDSON & BARNARD Agents Lewis' Wharf, Boston Read Up.
, W. L.JAMES Agent 8.Third Street, Philadelphia. Leave 330 p. nl ...... ............ ...... .Jacksonville .......... .. .. ...... Arrive 3.30 a. m.
13 .
W. H. RHETT, Gen'l Agt. C. R. R., 317 Broadway, New York. 8.45p m. ...................... .. .. PaJatka...... .............. ..... Leave 9-00 p. m.
1 J. D. HASHAGEN, Eastern Agent. SaY., Fla. & Western Ry. Co., 261 Broadway. N. Y. If 3.00 a. m. ....................... .Astor.... .. ..................... 4.00 P. as
f t' 1,. ADAMS, Gen'l East. Agt. F. C. & P. R. R., A. DeW. SAMPSON General Agent, ? 4-30 a m. ............ ......... St.l'rancis......................... If 2.30P.m.
J. 353 Broadway, New York. 306 Washington sU, Boston.W. ...... ... ...... .. ....................... ... Beresford ............_.... ..... If 1.30 p.m.
J. FARRELL, Soliciting Agent. W.B.ARNOLD. Gen.Trav. Pass. Agt, Arrive 8.30a. m................ .... ...Sanford........._.. ......_ _. 10 9.ooLm.
u ....... .... ... .. .. "
WALTER HAWKINS Fla. Pass. Agent, 9.25 a. m. .. F.Ilterprise .. ...... ... 9JOa.m.
. New Office. 224 West Bay Street, Jacksonville. ...... ... .. .... .... .... ..............So. FIa. R. R. \Vhart.... ............... It 11.00 a. m.

" General Passenger and Ticket Office. 204 West Bay St., JaoksonvilleA.
! W. A. BOt1 S. ESTABLISHED 1875. j. B. BOU1l8.I J. COLE, Passenger Agent, 5 Bowling Green It. ew York. I M. H. CLYDE Assistant Traffic Manager 5 Bow lug Green, New York.
THEO. G. EGER, Traffic Manager 5 Bowling Green New York.F. .
M. IRONMONGER, Jr., Florida Passenger Agent, 204 West Bay St., Jacksonville, Fla.
t WILLIAM A. BOURS & CO., JOHN L. HOWARD Florida Freight Agent,foot Hogan Street,Jacksonville,Fla.
J. A. LESLIE Superintendent, foot Hogan Street,Jacksonville Fla.

I WM. P. CLYDE & CO., Gen'l Agents
Grain Garden Seeds and Fertilizers
11 South Delaware Avenue Philadelphia. 5 Bowling Green, New York.


We Handle Only the Best and Most Reliable Seeds. A Comple Stock of 0

Corn Oats Flour Bran Wheat Grits Meal

. Cotton Seed Meal Both Bright and Dark. From 3 Adapted Feet to to all 2000 Heads Feet.


.. Tyjert-Illen Pertilim Co. NITRATE SODA,

\ Star r Brand Fertilizers, pr MURIATE OF POTASH, work built of best material with parts in

'f GUARANTEED ANALYSIS. jHi SULPHATE POTASH, ,L terchangeable. Carefully inspected before leaving
, .4 works. Pamphlets of either sent. Let ns know
Orange Tree and Vegetable r \ KAINIT, Etc % what kind of work you want to do.

# FE&THiIZBfL JAMES LEFFEL & CO Springfield Ohio U S. A
, Thm FertfliKM nave no superior !n the' toarket.. and A trial will convince ,
.tnd for catalogue fret.


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43-: Farmers and Truckers are requested to send for my price-list of Field and Garden Seed .
;, } f!
th 1,000 bushels Texas Red Rt;t-proof Oats 75 cents per bushel; Alfalfa 09 Lucerne, 25 cents per ,f"tV' .'
pound;Rescue Grass,30 cent per pound. 'I-". ; ..,.- ,

r P. F. WilSON, SEEDSMAN, ,, .'


. Shortest, Quickest, Most Attractive I


FLORIDA POINTS BETWEEN THE AND THE NORTH from Ji heavy heads from 12 to 16 inches long, and warranted Absolutely Pure \\i' 2p7

Florida Central and PeninsularNEW

This is certainly the greatest boon to stock and poultry raisers that has ever been introducedinto
THROUGH ROUTES. Florida,producing more grain and fodder than any other cereal. The grain makes a superior
article of meal for the human family.

New Florida ,Pennsylvania New York to Jacksonville K. K. to Wash-by While the supply lasts I will send, prepaid, enough seed of either variety to plant one acre
and }Ington Southern Railway to for$I.oo; enough plant two acres(one of each variety), for f t.go,or four acres,$3.50. u\\\\
NorthernAir Columbia, Florida Central & WM. L. ORANGE,
Line. Peninsular to all principal Mannvil'e' Fin.
points in Florida.
1 Cincinnati to Harriman JunoCincinnati r

.. tion Harriman by Queen Junction& Crescent to AsheAsheville 300 ACRES IN NURSERY. 0 ONE ACRE UNDER GLASS. O 38TH YEAR. U/

& I ville and Columtia by Southern -

Jacksonville, J Central to Hallway Jacksonville.&Pensosular and -Florida Columbia FRUIT Tl R E ES Specially Adapted to Florida.Oriental /IIIi2llWfi//}

Cincinnati to Jacksonville by Pear Japan Plums on Marianna Stocks Japan Persimmons Giant Loquat,Strawberry '
Cincinnati Queen & Crescent to Chattanooga Plant! Grape Vines etc. Rare Con r.rae, Broad Leaved Evergreens.: Camelias, 50,000 Palms, it'ij&qj
'and, ,Southern R'y to Ever- 10 ooo Camphor and Cinnamon trees Roses. The Greenhouse Department is the largest and l
Florida}ette,Florida Central& Penin- most complete in the Southern States. We grow everything in trees and plants suited to Southern Nt2W)
Limited. sular to all important Florida horticulture. Catalogue free. Address P. J. BERCKMANS. Augusta Ga. No Agents.

Kansas points.Kansas City, Fort Scott & I )
City Memphis Kansas City, ftLfN7uv
Jacken'ville to Birmingham,Southern H.'yTheo'
to Everette, Fla. Central & '
Line Peninsular to all Fla. points. /

Louis 'to Jacksonville by "DAISY"
1St. Short Line to Du Quoin, THE PLOWIAn
3' Holly Sp'gi Central to Holly ,
Route. J City to,Birmingham Memphis &,Sou.Birmingham : /

: K'y to Everette and F. C.&P.
Sioux City&Chicago to Jacksonville I
111. Cent. to Holly (
Holly Sp'gs}Sp'g(+ K.,C. M. & B. to Iiirmingiiam /
lloute.. Sou. R'y to Ever- Implement That Every Gardener and Strawberry '
ette and the F. C. &P. .
Louis'ille& Nash'ille to River Grower Should Have. 7 \ :
New Orleans Junction. }t'. C. & P. only
To }route with through sleepersJacksonville : .
between New Orleans and
Jacksonville.The s 'r .
F. C. & P. has 700 miles,.of track In
Florida running through the \ .. :
Tobacco Jteywns,
Stock farming and Dairy Section,
.A- Peaen and Strawberry Land, ,
-.Orange' ,Banana and Pineapple Country, .
I. PhOtphate Belt.
Hat th*Silver Spring and
Other fine Scenery

The Great Iteache Hunting the Noted Fining Grounds. I

Has the beat lands for tillage, greatest variety
of soils in the State,and above all \ .

Runs, over the Central Rldgeland ,
Where It Is High and Healthy.

:Prosperous towns fill its route and It offers .
the best*freight facilities for any produce to
the Northern .r
Send also for the beat map! Florida (sent .
free) and note the towns ou its route.A.O.MAODUNELL.O.P.A. f

to the desire for Morphine.Opium !

The Fla. Cent. &Peninsular R. R. ;TIm DEATH O E free,Whisky$5 to cure or Tob Morphine ao.: Proof or

I Whisky habits; $2 for curing
Offers to ShippersThe Tobacco habit.

Shortest and Quickest Route -ilio.: TO THE SUFFERERS FROM

FLORIDA AND ALL POINTS IN The best Tool for intensive culture ; saves the expenses of a horsej; PULMONARY DISEASES.

THE EAST AND WEST. does the work just how and where you want it done.

.With Improved Ventilated Cars this company I beg leave to state that I now have a rare cure
Is better equipped than ever ever to for that dread disease Pulmonary Consumption.You .
handle the Orange and Vegetable Crops and well know that this disease carries off one .
and Strawberries
of of Truck cultivated
Thousands acres are entirely by hand.
Insure close connections and prompt despatchto seventh of the world's population every year.
all Eastern and Western Markets. This little plow has been perfected with special reference to Florida, use and This remedy was discovered in Mexico: ,and I
.;. Through oars to destination with with the assistance and suggestions of Florida growers. have gained possesion of it,and now offer it for
ale under a guarantee to cure or money*
out change or delay
funded,and expect to achieve as great a sucCes'with
Perishable freight by wire and
it as I have with Great
my Morphine
-shippers_ points advised and arrival time at passing destination.various Junction Four Points and a Wrench Go With Each Plow. ticulars.Whisky and The Tobacco price of Cures.Wilson Write Consumption for full par
All claims for overcharges and loss promptly -
Cure $15-fio cash with order.and $15 when
adjusted. cure is complete. If you hare any relatives or '
See that your goods are markedvia fiiends suffering from this complaint, I would
F..C. & P. R. R, Given with this paper to new subscribers for one year for $5.00 f. o. b. at our deem it a great favor if yon would call their at-
sention to this No frauds allowed to
are use}the
Forlnformatlon call on or address the un-
United States mails now, and the tact that we
der&igned' : Storeroom.FARMER and FRUIT GROWER have for four years done an kdmense mail order
C. TAYLOR,Trav.A'gt,Ocala Fla. business should convince that t
anyone we can *
-W .B. TUCKER Gen. Orlando Fla.
'f.'t. relied to do advertise
upon as we todo. Thisremedy
G.M. HOLDEN,Trav..A gt. Leesburg FU ;JACKSONVILLE P'I.A.
Ma. suits an cases! It must go by express.
FULLER Trav. AVt Tampa,
this will interest .
Hope and to
you prove be the
PENNINGT0 .Traffic
Or N.S. Manager,
of friend
means saving some or relative.
OJ JackaonvUleFla. N. B. Special low rates given for.Pony, Clipper and Hammock Plows in connection Address, B.-WILSON.
W. H. PLKASANTB, General Freight Agt with the paper. Write us for terms. Lock Box 97,X.Laredo,Mexico


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