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 6, 1897
Physical Description:
29 v. : ill. ; 33-50 cm.


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

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I, Powers*Editor JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA FEBRUARY 6, 1897. Whole No. 1401 NE\V' SERIES
a Chas.- W.DaCosta Business Manager, Vol. ]%. No. GI .
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t imUR The Largest Fruit Growers FRUIT TREES FOR FLORIDA. .

.. .
X: the Best Varieties and the
'HIGHEST now ?\umS (over 30 varieties, Wickson, Red June, Hale. White Kelsey, 18 new
QWJTY kinds). Peaches,(Sneed,Triumph,Suber over 70 varieties). Pears, Kaki,Nuts,
g BEST 3FltEES TO PhA1K Grapes,Oranges, Lemons,Pomelos Kumquats,Hoses,etc. ,

LOWSSTFRIGHT ltrlCES We shipped more peaches 'from our own orchards this Over 300 Varieties of Fruits and Ornamentals
c : season than all other growers in this section combined
> and made big MONEY at it.

t Y ; P1iEPAlO rJ. Bity Trees'Prom flURSERMEN Satsuma on Trifoliata Hardy Orange on Hardy Stock.

* A handsome,65-page Catalogue for 189G-97,with over 50 engravings. Gives
; U: : I. AnC WHO>> IRK FRUIT GROWERS adaptability of varieties to sections, with accurate descriptions; recent experience
in orchard and market with varieties new and old,with full cultural In-

,Everything ,for the South. formation. ThisUpToDate
Peach, Plum, Pear, Persimmon, Citrus Fruits, Grapes,
Nuts Ornamentals Roses Etc. Etc. Etc. I Investlgation: the Requirements of Florida Orchards.
, 15 Y { Experience and Experimenting Growing Florida.Fruits.
350 Varieties. A MILLION and a half trees. Over 300 acres.
No. ETTER stock to select from. None so LARGE.. Extensivelpropagation: of.Trees.for Florida Planting.
New Catalogue with over 60 Illustrations, 28 New Photographic Views, Free on
application.. GLEN ST. MARY

F, THE GRIFFINGr BROS.Co. Inc. Macclenny. G.L.TABEE. Present. GLEN ST. MARY' FLA.
aL Successors to W. D. Griffing. Fla.



offering a Choice Lot of the Best Varieties of Orange Trees for the season of 1896-97. .
.All of our Nursery Stock is six years old with one and two year buds. All Budded. low .,
and from Bearing trees. For Best Seeds at Lowest Prices write for my List for 1897. "
< The Largest Stock in the State and seed New
Early Selections and Early Planting will prove the most successful. Prices Low. every Crop
Send postal for Descriptive.catalogue to
2V. W.,IIA ?Vii I1'gS So" SOIM. I handle only the products of Seed Growers of National Reputation, such. as

. f Georgetown. Fla Henderson, Landreth, Ely, etc.

i The milwaukee-flottida Ofancje Co., BURTON K. BARRS, JACKSONVILLE, FLA.


Offers to the public this season the finest Citrus Nursery Trees grown in an experienceof .
thirteen consecutive years. The stock is large and includes the following widely ---........
t, known and thoroughly approved varieties, viz: Satsuma, Mandarin, Parson Brown, SATSUMA, TANGERINES( PARSON BROWN ETC. ETC.
Boone's Early and Centennial. Jaffa,Majorca,Ruby Blood,Stark's or Enterprise Seed- .
leas,Pineapple, Homosassa and Tangerine. Tardiff and King,Duncan and Marsh Seed-
less Grapefruit. Seedless Villa Franca Lemon (matchless). Oblong Kumquat(superiorto + + + -BUDDING WOOD., .f. + .f f
the round). Budwood at all times. Prices reasonable. Prompt attention to cor-
Trifoliata Stock, (One, Two and Three Years ) Pears Peaches Plums
$, respondents. Address all communications and make all remittances payable to Figs.

i ; Mj,1l5raukee Florida Orange Co., Camellias, Japonicas, Imported Plants, Fine Budded Roses, Etc.

IP The Best of Stock. Proper Treatment. Low Prices.

4'*GRAFTED: ECANS* Monticello Fla.

From the choicest trees In Florida. Money making Early Peaches. A full line of Pears and
Plums. Delicious Celestial Figs. Mulberries that bear four months.

VEGETABLE! : Largest
Trlf ollata stocks one,two and three years old. All stock:clean and healthy. Send for,interesting F FRUITS
,catalogue. PRODUCEWe and .
receive and Mil,in car loads or smaller lotr 1
J. H. GIRARDEAU. Prop., Monticello, Fla' all_Product of the OARDEitORcHARD.' >Al- Most
., BY, HElfNEBY: and FARM. Market Reports, ''
References,etc.,free upon application. AddressNo. & Complete
vueitaAbajoTobaccoSeed .611 Liberty Street. PITTSBURGH:Fenn'a.
SOMERS, BROTHER & Co. Establishment-

"U, Send for Annual Descriptive Soath.
SEED This S a80n'. Importation from Cuba. Packet. 15 cents, half kT i IMPORTED ounce,55 cents; ounce,Ji.oo;quarter pound$3.00;one pound$10.00. t r needed by the Horticulturist ,
f and plant-lover. Manufacturers of
4 I Orchard, Window Lawnor BUILDING MATERIAL,
/i FLORIDA GROWN SEED One Year' Growth in Florida from Imported Seed. or Greenhouse. Largest CHARLESTON. S. C,
i Packet, ID cents; halt ounce, 30 cents; ounce 50 cents; aoa'or collection to select from Purchase our makes,which we guarantee
quarter pound,11.50; pound$5.00. in the South. superior to any.sold,South and thereby. sate
II. G. HASTINGS <& CO.Interlachen money. ,
Bend for our illustrated catalogue. Florida* I REASOIER BROTHERS. ONECO,FLA. -


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Will Northern-Orown; Nursery Trees 3
Strawberries Ice.
on Thrive in the South? Will South

The celebrated T. &T. Strawberry Refrig- ern-Orown Trees do well in NOW READY FOR FALL PLANTING.
erators are the universal favorite of Florida the North?

growers. Perfected after years of experi- We have a limited supply of fine budded orange trees 1 old on
ence. Give good service for good fruit. To these questions Mr. G. L. Taber year sour ,.j
and trifoliate stock, 3 years old (budded low). All our nursery stock having ..
TRUBY & THOMAS, I replies in the Fanner and Fruit been banked last winter. Trees are now in thrifty condition.
Starke, Florida. Grower
varieties true to
Following guaranteed name:
Varieties grown further north and MAJORCA, RUBY BLOOD, ST. MICHAEL, ':JKED.
Seeds BSSVSKS planted here behave a little oddly the SWEET, SANFORD MED, PARSON BROWN, .
12,000 Apple : JAFFA, HART'S LATE, NAVEL, *"*
The quality of our seed being best, and I first season, starting earlier in spring TANGERINE, HOMOSASSSA. SATSUMA I
other conditions favorable a big supply of
than home-grown trees of the va-
had for a few dollars. Send for same A few hundred fine trees of the true Pineapple Orange. Size of buds 3 to 4 feet. Price SO and 75 tr1
full pricebe of IMPORTED and Native Fruit riety, and acting throughout the sea- cents each.
Stocks and Seeds, Manetti Rose and Raffia
for budding and grafting. son as though they were not quite at BUDWOOD. .
THOMAS MEEHAN ft SONS, home. But after the first season the Can furnish Budwood of all the above named varieties for fall budding. Prices will be reduced
Box P. Germantown, Pennsylvania. northern-grown trees settle down to In October on some varieties. For full particulars,addressHASTINGS & WYLIE- ,"

the same habits as homegrown trees, .;
Interlachen Fla.
and seem to give as good results as ,
the latter.
.; .
What I have said in reference to

trees brought here from the North is 15,000 BUDDED TREES!

..... 4CATCHES equally true of trees shipped from this
latitude Mexico the West Indies
ROADMASTERS to All the choicest varieties of citrus fruit on sour or wild lemon
and South America.
Last spring several farmers on the line of a big roots, grown on high, loose, scrub hickory and spruce ridge land.
railroad board fences.rebelled They against compromised barbed wire on,the and Page demanded, first There is one point in this connection Also strawberry plants of newest Varieties, and a full line of tropical }
the company had used. Our man lately called on the however, that should not be and semitropical fruit and ornamental trees and flowering plants.
Roadmaster. who wanted him to "see those farmers, overlooked. Trees transferred from
who would bug and kiss you, and I've got to have a Catalogue on application. r
25 miles on my division." cold to a warm climate give satisfactory -

PAGE WOVEN WIRE FENCE CO.,Adrian, Mich. results-provided the variety is adaPt. JOHN B. BEACH, Indian River Nurseries,
I ed to the location. It does not matter
..,.,.. I! where the tree is grown, but it is essential (Established 1886.)

loridaOranges that the variety be adapted.For WEST PALM BEACH, FLA.

'Lands instance, a northern-grown Elberta -

peach tree would fail in South Flor- .

: ida, not because northern-grown, but JOHN L. MARVIN JUDGE R. B. ARCHIBALD, x

:: because not adapted ; on the other BAYA President.H.T. THOS. W. CONRAD Vice President. ,
jResorts hand, a northern Peen-to peach tree Cashier. Assistant Cashier.
would thrive in South Florida.In CAPITALk $100,000.

(nvestments selecting stock for Mexico, the '
West Indies and Central America, it THE MERCHANTS' NATIONAL BANK

Developments is not so important where the trees are ,,
grown as it is to obtain varieties adap- ,
|Attractions ted to southern latitudes.In Respectfully solicits, you Deposits,Collections and General
Banking Business.
Addrtu, regard to the effect of southern- r .

G. D. ACKERLY, grown nursery stock planted in the
CENEIUL"PAlSl CE" AGENT, Q Northern States, a symposium in the Depositors offered every facility: which their bal-

THE TROPICAL TRUNK(LINE, Rural New Yorker is divided in opin- ances, business and responsibility warrant.

JACKSONVILLE. FLORIDA. ion, but the poncensus of opinion SAFE DEPOSIT BOXES TO RENT FROM $5.00 -
seems to be that it makes very little '
difference where it is grown Mr. J. ,

H. Hale, the great Georgia peach- DIRECTORS.John s

grower, says : L. Marvin Church Anderson, Chas. Marvin,
H. T. Baya, W. M. Davidson, Judge R. B. Archibald'
For I have been
When you some years, annu- Dr. H. RoblnBon.

plant seeds, plant ally bringing: thousands of peach trees -,
from Georgia, not only for my own
planting in Connecticut, but also to To date, 3,635 boxes of oranges and and from this small body of land he

FERRYSAlways supply a portion of my nursery trade grapefruit have been shipped from the has raised and sold this season the fol-

throughout the Northern States. I Arcadia depot by freight and 3,653 by ing products:

have done this to insure establishingan express, making a total of 7288 boxes 4,000 gallons fino syrup . $ 2,000
the best. 7,200 bunches bananas,40c per bunch 2,880
from Arcadia alone. The crop is not
orchard free from the andso
yellows, 3,000 crates tomatoes at 150. 4,600
FOr eever.rwbeD. all It is safe
far while the I gathered yet. to say
escaping yellows, Raised and sold pumpkins,squashes,
M. FERRY 1& CO., have never noted any lack of vigor or that De Soto county's crop this seasonis etc . . . 100
Detroit. Inch. close to boxes. More ferti-
healthfulness in the trees in any other 50,000
basedon lizer is being applied to the groves Total. $9,480
particulars. My own opinion,
of tree-plant-I now than was ever before used in this This may seem incredible to Northern -
a good many years readers, but we can answer to the
---- -- vicinity, and the result for the next
is that far well.known
ing, so as test.
- -- will be fourfold.Arcadian.An truth of Mr. Watson's statement. Hun
The seed beds of the Manatee To- varieties are concerned, it matters little crop dreds of skulls and bones lie
bacco Growers' Association are doing with their vigor or hardiness where invoice of 5,000 peach trees was the growing crops.

finely. The work has been well done they are originally propagated. A received here this morning from .
under the careful management of Superintendent Baldwin apple tree, or an Oldmixon Maryland. These will be planted by Mr. J. A. Maahs has a contract for

Teasley, and millions of peach propagated in Canada, New G. D. Clifford, R. F. Kreigsman, Co., supplying the Flagler system of East

young plants are appearing. Theseare York, Virginia or Georgia, if propa- Hazzard and others.-Lake Eustis Coast Hotels with lettuce, and the demand .

now protected from possible frost gated under like conditions, will do Region. I exceeds the supply at present..

by low scaffolds covered with palmetto just as well in Connecticut as a tree The Fort Myers Press prints a singular Next year he will furnish strawberries

leaves. We heard a gentleman from originally propagated here, and as we story about a truck farm on Chat- also.-Halifax Journal.

the upper part of the State say that are pretty sure to start free from the ham River which is situated on an old The attempts to ship oranges from

these seed beds are the best preparedand yellows by using southern-grown peach burying ground, from which skulls and Jamaica to England by steamer resulted '

largest he ever saw.-Manatee trees, I think we are safe in advising bones are dug up showing that giants far more disastrously than did

Advocate.V. their planting in preference to any eight feet high were buried here in the venture with Florida oranges ir

M. Ybor and Manarara of Tam- others.-Southern Ruralist. great numbers. These have made the the Ethelwold. The first two cargos

pa have increased their force this ground so fertile that large crops have spoiled before the vessel had reache-

week to 400 cigar makers. Last week There are over three hundred cars been produced there without fertilizer. England and were thrown overboarc

they, made 301,550'and shipped 173- of phosphate in the railroad yard in The Press gives the following figures: The third one arrived in. such ba.

975 cigars. Fernandina awaiting shipment. Mr. Watson has thirty-eight acres condition that it was all condemneZ ,-.



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2 Orchard. the orchard: can be allowed to grow up''I' uncrossed specimens of either species. of them is now quite widely distrib
with a crop of crab grass, and this can I uted over the State from seed pro
The last to consider is that
b be harvested for hay late in the sea- group duced by two fine specimens in the
of the hardy allies of the cocoanut
son without injury to the trees. | well-known Belair orange grove near
Making Hay in a Peach Orchard. palm; and here we have two very distinct -
In the spring, while the trees are Sanford. This species was identifiedas
Editor FABXXR: AND FRUIT GROWER: clean types, the one a tall plume-like C. the late Dr. Sereno
growing, they require cultiva-I palm with bare ringed trunk and not Alphonsi by
Within the last few years much has tion, such as they would Watson. It is very close in general
in situations
been*written to induce the farmers of the growing .vegetables in the I I entirely hardy exposed appearance to what is commonly
the other with tapering fronds of
the South to diversify their crops. orchard; but to allow a crop ot crab II I I and consistence grown as Cocos australis in Louisiana.It .
What has been already said has been later in the season does no in- strong leathery ,
grass I capable of enduring the cold makes a tree of about the size of a/
productive of results but but is rather beneficial than otherwise greatest
many jury, :known in Florida. Even in the freeze cabbage palmetto, and like this native
the subject will not be exhausted until in that it makes the wood of|'of: two when the retains a lattice of old leafstalks
farmer shall have learned the the trees ripen and harden betterin years ago orange
every up around the trunk for The
were destroyed and peach and many years.
lesson of diversification.Our the fall, and the stubble, roots and groves fruits yellowlike medium size plums ..
other hardy trees killed to the ground, are
main line of production, of after-growth leave a good supply of these palms showed not the slightest and though the pulp is a little stringy

course, is in the nursery business, yet humus in the land sign of injury to the leaves, thoughthe they are very fair eating, having much
we,find it abundantly pays us to pro- Let no farmer confine himself to one green fruit and flower spikes were the texture of f an apple and a tart pine-
duce all the feed we possibly can for crop. Let him combine the orchard, cut off. apple flavor. Most of the other palmsof
the support of the many work animalswe the vegetable garden and the farm, this group have fruit of this character -
and it will be until he has The first type, the plumy cocoa-i
are obliged to keep. The .follow long but usually not as large as in this
ing brief particulars as to the growingand banished the mortgage from his home nuts, arejdoubtless; represented here by species.
several but their resemblance
harvesting of a of crabgrasshay and hard times from his purse. species, I I
in a peach orchard crop should be GRIFFING BROS. Co. is so close that it is hardly possible toI Another well-known species is Co-
them in the absence of cos bonneti this makes a rather smaller
: Baker Fla. distinguish ;
suggestive to the Florida farmer: The Macclenny, county,
orchard cleared >* flowers and fruit. They are knownas tree than the first, but grows more
was planted on newly
Cocos flexuosa C. C. rapidly and begins to produce fruit
high pine land in the early of Hardy Palms in Florida-II. plumosa, !
part &c. A considerable : when it is five or six old. Co-
1894. The peach trees used for plant- Written for the Farmer and FruitGrowerby botryophora, years
T. L. Mead,Oviedo Fla. proportion of those sold under either cos g rtneri and C. blumenavia,both
ing were two to four-feet June buds. I
P. reclinata seems very similar to P. name prove to be tender and unable to from St. Catherines Island, Brazil,are
They were in feet
planted rows thirty
and farinifera. There are many other al- resist even ordinary frosts; others not. still less in stature, the first mentioned,
apart seven and a ,half feet apartin
the row. The first two years nur-
sery stock was raised between the
rows, and the orchard received little

more attention than what it got from

the cultivation of the nursery trees. ,. :.: Ava
Eighteen months after the orchard was (
planted $500 was realized fromthe f Nmactfi

fruit crop, and thirty months from the

time of planting $r,2So was realized.
Last year the orchard was cultivated i

clean until the middle of the summer, llY"

when it was ]left to grow up in crab .

pass. The accompanying cut, takenin
September, 1896 will give a pretty
clear idea of the size of the hay crop

and of the growth of the orchard. ,

Too much cannot be said in favorof

the farmers growing their own hay.

Crab-grass hay, if properly cured, is
so much superior to the hard, woody
stuff that is often shipped in here from

the North that there is really no com-

parison to be made between the two. HAYING IN AN ORCHARD. I I
In the of this orchard the
case peach --- -- -

crops we have gotten off of the land ]leged species in foreign seedsmens'lists distinguishable from the tender ones rarely exceeding six feet in height of

have more than repaid all the cost of but when grown they are rarely in a young state, are sufficiently hardyto trunk. C. g rtneri is distinguishedfrom
the orchard, and, therefore, the re- distinguishable {rom- those just described make fine specimens. One in my most of its allies by the regularity

turns from the orchard are clear profit and, in fact, it is a special garden attained a height of twenty with which the leaflets are arranged
tt Now that the trees are too large piece of good luck to have any packetof feet in eight years from the seed, the at equal distances apart on either side

to permit the growing of hoed crops, phoenix seed prove true to name. swelling base of the trunk being two of the midrib, most of the other spe-
by cleap cultivation until the middleof Among the dates the sexes are sepa- feet in diameter. But it fell a victimof cies having them grouped in twos and

the summer, we can each year cut rate, the pollen and the seeds being the frost of 1894. Another speci-- threes. Cocos Yatai has a lighter colorof

from one" to two tons of excellent hay borne on different individuals, and the men on higher land had the leaves leaf than most of the species andis
: per acre- enough to pay all expensesof different species hybridize readily with and outside layer of the trunk destroyed rather a slow grower. C. Petr ea

keeping up the orchard for several each other, so that unless special painsare but retained enough living remains stemless and C. Normanbyanais

years to come; hence the returns from taken to shake the proper pollen tissue to reproduce its crown of a miniature species only two or

the fruit will continue to be all profit. upon the opening pistillate spike, the leaves, though its vigor is much re threet feet high when mature. C.

This picture is not exaggerated, but wind and insects: are apt to cross the duced. It will be a great gain when we speciosa is silvery gray in color with

r is from an actual photograph showing flowers with any and every other spe- can obtain these cocos palms entirely the leaflets grouped very irregularly,

: results. It is not a greater success cies of phoenix that may be in bloomin from home-grown seed, produced by while a species coming without name
than any farmer can make. Almost the neighborhoad. The smaller plants of proved hardiness. The from the Entre Rios district of South.

any cultivated crop can be grown species are more apt to be intercrossed, eight year old specimen referred to ern Brazil promises to be the finest of
Ie among the orchard trees the first two since they flower together in the spring. pushed its first blossom spike at the all, being a large species of rapid

u.fx. years. Any land that will yield good Sylvestris and canariensis bloom in the time of the freeze to it which suc- growth with fronds of absolute sym-

i corn, cotton or vegetables will pro- late summer and autumn, and hybrids cumbed. metry and regularity gracefully arched
s; duce first-class fruit of some kind, and between these two make superb and The other group of cocos palms, and tapering to threadlike delicacy at
there is no reason why farming and stately specimens. One in my gardenhas which are iron-clad in their hardiness, their tips. The color is uniform pale

.h fruit growing cannot be combined.Nothing the glaucous color of sylvestris and are represented in our gardens by at silvery gray on both surfaces. A tree
hi in the world is better for an the flattened leaf of canariensis. It is least half a dozen distinct species, all of this species ten years of age is just

.b orchard than a crop of vegetablesgrown a male tree and produces flowers very of which have a great family likenessin pushing its first flower spike which will

among the trees. After these j freely, but they are destitute of pollen, form, but differ much in color and soon enable it to be properly identi-

early spring or summer crops are off which is shed almost in handfuls by stature One of the largest and best fied. All the palms of this group dor

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by using I

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f\ Per Ce t.
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Buying.2vrIrySON & TOOIVEER FERTILIZER CO. Jacksonville
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best on rather high and dry land, cess of imbedding the trunk continuesfor any other fruit. The secret of this which is situated on the main line and

though they will grow fairly well even several years by an actual down- hybridization (for this appears to be has about 2,000 inhabitants.
in a drained muck pond a foot or two ward growth exactly like the horizontal the cause) of this freak seems to be Cocoanuts grow wild, and for two

above the water. creeping of the saw palmetto stem, the work of bees. For protection and bits a day natives could be employedto
One other ally of cocos calls for the roots being given off at one side convenience a hive of bees was placed gather them and bring them in.
brief mention, although it is still very and each successive leaf rising from a under the tree last spring. The navel The larger ones were 'bagged for export -
rare in Florida! gardens; this is Acro- point deeper in the ground than the orange pollen evidently was carriedto the smaller ones being used in
comia Totai j, a native of Paraguay and last, until a depth of perhaps two feet the blossom and eliminated the the manufacture of cocoanut oil. Or-
the only extra tropical member of its below the surface has been reached, seeds, while the lemon pollen carriedthe anges grew without cultivation.Four .
genus. ,The West Indian species of after which the roots radiate in all di- same way converted the fruit almost miles back 700 acres were
acrocomia sometimes succeed for a timein rections from the base and an ascend- into a lemon. If this theory is planted, among the forest trees, which
sheltered places but are too tender ing trunk begins to form. correct it establishes an important were then girdled and left to rot, adding -
for gene\flt\ 1}use. A. Totai is nearly as > principle in citrus fruit culture, and I fertility to the soil. This occurredsix
hardy ache date, and is a good grower Work of Bees in Citrus Culture. will cause growers who have bees to years ago. The first crop was
at home both in dry and wet ,Florida Through the courtesy of Arthur }{. keep them as far from their orchardas shipped this year and amounted to
soils. The leaves are upright and Briggs, erstwhile of the city and at possible.-San Francisco Daily twelve carloads.
plumelike, light and rather milky greenin present of Fresno, where he has Report. They were sent to Chicago by way
colorand;[ every part of the plant, charge of the immense landed estate The facts surmised by the Califor- of the Sante Fe, at the same rate as
whether trunk, leafstalk or leaf, bris- of the Bank of California, the "Re- nia paper'have long been known to I from California.
tles with formidable black needle port" is able to present to its readersan many Florida orange-growers. Thus Eight cents in gold paid the freight
spines. My first lot of seeds remained interesting feature of Fresno horti-- Mr. E. H. Hart, in the American from Manzanillo to Guaymas, and 90
dormant m their pot in the cultural experience. :Mr. Briggs is Fruit Culturist, twentieth edition, says: cents from Guaymas to Chicago. The
greenhouse until the fifth year widely known throughout the United "When various kinds of citrus are in fruit begins to ripen about the ist of

after planting when one or two of States, from the fact that for several termingled in one grove, distinguishing September, thus offering to this fruit
them sprouted, followed by a few years he was leader in the movementfor characteristics are sometimes com- the September and October market,
more a year later. Afterwards the populating the State, and the facts pletely wiped out. In extreme cases which as a rule is the hungry time fora
late Dr. Thomas :Morong of Columbia he presents will therefore have great almost the whole crop on a tree of sweet thin-skinned orange, like the
College, sent me seeds collected by weight. In talking with a memberof an elongated variety has become spher. i Jamaica, but having a lighter color.

him in Paraguayunder the name of A. the "Report" staff Mr. Briggs said ical or even flattened, and vice versa; About 300 acres of limes planted.
sclerocarpa, with a note as to their that a principle of some value appearsto navel oranges lost their special mark, They grow wild in that section, but
commercial use in that country, have been developed in citrus and the navel seal appeared on nearlyall these 300 acres were arranged in or-
where an oil is expressed from their fruit culture in Fresno county duringthe the fruit of a China orange-tree. chard fashion and produced the finest

kernels. These :seeds sprouted in present season, namely, that the Navel properly seedless, limes in the world. So prolific was
about a year and proved to be A. action of bees amalgamates fruits to an have acquired seeds from the pollenof the growth, that the owner claimed a
Totai. It is a very striking palm and extent almost beyond belief. adjoining seedy varieties; also what car a day could be shipped for six
since its nuts are an article of com On the Barton estate vineyard, appeared to be oranges have been months.A .

merce in Paraguay, some of our nur- i near Fresno, there is a small orchardof found on lemon trees and the reverse. plan is already afoot for the es- s
,serymen should be able to get them in citrus fruit trees, consisting of Med- Although these changes may not be tablishment of a mill for citric acid,
quantity so that our gardens may be iterrenean sweets and navel oranges sufficiently common to forbid the in- and also a factory for preparing pick-
supplied.All and lemons. Colonel Trevalyan, who termingling of different trees in a led limes.
the palms mentioned in this art- has charge of the vineyard, recently ingathering
commercial grove, yet they are com- Last year 170000 pines were set
icle when set out as seedlings or small fruits discovered one tree and
mon enough to how easily which
out experiment
prove as an proved
plants should be planted with the baseas of Mediterranean sweets the productof varieties
rapidly changes in types and successful and cents each
in the otherwise which had none of the features ''of 50 75 being ;
deep ground as possible,
may be brought about; the necessityof .obtained for them in San Francisco, ,
be blown the true fruit. It is well known that
they are apt over of seed and I
care in the selection ; and an weight of from four to
after have made tall trunks. The this variety of is small in size average
they orange denied
also what some botanists have eight pounds rewarding the effort
is each in the thin juicy and full of seeds.
best way to set palm peel, very namely that the influence of pollination -
bottom of a basin-like excavation a The fruit from the tree in questionlast in the flesh of The varieties were mostly Cayenneand
foot, or: more in depth; this may be I year had all these characteristics.In appears directly Porto Rico, the slips coming
the fruit instead of affecting merelythe
from Vera Cruz on the .
east coast
filled the close proxmity are navel
up as soon as palm grows orange seed."
tall enough. Both the palmettoes and and lemon trees, all in fruit. The ... The Fruitman's Guide.
the dates in germinating provide nat- specimen exhibited to the "Daily Re- .
urally for this deep setting, since the port" has not the color of the Mediterranean .Mexican Oranges in September. The first solid car load of tomatoesto

growing seed sends its sprout down- sweet, nor any of its peculiar Two young Americans went to be shipped by a single grower from
wards for a considerable distance before features. It is seedless, thick of skin, :Mexico. They bought 22,200 acres Sanibel, will be made tomorrow by
beginning an upward shoot. and in flavor and external appearancemore of land for $17,000, :Mexican' money. H. E. Pendry. The car goes to a t'
With the cabbage palmetto the pro- nearly resembles the lemon than The land ran back from Manzanillo, Chicago house.Ft Myers Press.


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A- Native" 'Persimmon Orchard.. ion, enclosing stamp for reply, but Tobacco. side attest that the soil has some very

An Indiana letter in Green's Fruit have received no answer. We wantto substantial qualities. There seems to

Grower says:* know its kind and origin, and where be no clay bottom; at least a nine-

I have been trying to work into the young trees or grafts can be had. A FLORIDA TOBACCO GROWER. foot well has not revealed any. The

business for"seven years past. This Can the editor inform us? Intensive. Culture Profitable on sub-soil would be the delight of an or-

y year my crop amounted to something E. H. HART. Poor Sandy Soil ange grower-a rich, golden sand, almost -

over 100 gallons. I send these few Federal Point, Fla. A figure familiar to many citizens of as mellow to the touch as velvet.

lines hoping they may benefit some of We regret to say that we can giveno Jacksonville is that of the little cigar- HIS PLACE

:. the readers of the Fruit Grower that information as to this variety of make, E. A. Lindsley. He raises his consists of sixteen acres, and of this

are experimenting with the persimmon. pear.. We have written to some of own tobacco, frequently buys a small he never plants more than one acre: in

: The business is no longer in the leading nurserymen of the State, crop or two to add to it, cures it, has tobacco. He says he cannot properlytake

the experimental stage in this vicinity. but they have no knowledge of it. the entire lot manufactured into cigarsin care of more than that aceage,

: Mr. Logan Martin-,. a citizen of the his own factory, about two miles together with his other crops. It is

adjoining county, more than twenty north of Jacksonville., and sells them practically his only money crop, all
years ago sold his first' gallon of per- Young Trees Are Best. throughout the city. He has invented the: rest of his land being occupiedwith

simmons for one dollar. This en- The question is often asked: "Will a very ingenious system of cigar forage and food crops. He has

couraged him to try his hand at propa not the continued planting of trees boxes, light and inexpensive whichhe three fine, large Tennessee horses, a

gation and cultivation. I understand ruin the business?" Experts say no. gives with the cigars, and twice few sleek hogs and numerous fowls.

that. he now has some six or seven "There are," says the Central States every week he makes the round of the His tobacco barns and stables are not

hundred trees in bearing. I was tolda Fruit Grower, "natural limitations on city with his one-horse wagon and large, but their arrangement has been

short time ago that the present sea the industry that prevent this. Theyare generally disposes of his entire load. well studied, and on one side of his

son he had 'shipped 1,000 cases and the extreme winters, frosts, yellows, We have often visited his factory and well-kept grounds is a substantial frame

would perhaps have three or four lack of cultivation,failure to thin fruit, little farm, and written about them in building bearing the legend, "La Rose

hundred more, Chicago, Indianapolisand by which the tree overproduces, poor these columns; but his example is so Cigar Factory, No. 59." He burs

Louisville getting about all of fruit, and last, a fact not sufficiently full of encouragement to the growersof now and then a small crop to supple-

.them; This persimmon is known to known, viz.: that the profitable cropsare South Florida who are hesitating to ment his own in making cigars.

the trade as Martin's Golden Gem. the first seven. 'it is better after a embark in a tobacco growing experi-- MANURE.

He claims for it. extra quality and tree has borne seven annual to
that be
ment we may pardoned He uses no other kind except animal -
,handsome appearance. It parts i remove it, as a business investment, the'main facts
giving again. manure, and latterly, a little ashes
smoothly from the burr. Hardinessand putting a new, tree in its place rather :
OBSTACLES TO BE OVERCOME.Mr. -not even cotton seed meal. In
productiveness. Fewer seeds than allow it to occupy the ground, or
addition to his own supply, he haulsa
than most varieties and good shipping plant a tree in some other place and Lindsley has been engaged in
good deal from the stables of the
qualities. I will take the liberty to use this ground for other things. A tobacco growing for seven or eight
Southern Express Company and
but considers that he has much
send by express to your address a good many growers will agree with years,
others. It lies widely scattered in
package one half the size of the ordinary this statement, but the best gets the yet to learn as to the processes of cur which
the barnyard, of course,
and manufacture. He does
shipping case, so that you can describe money. It is not disputed that the ing not
deal of in
causes a good waste the
the same to your readers and trees will continue to bear after the advise any beginner to follow his example -
rain, but prevents it from fire fangingand
in manufacturehis
the fruit with first and times with attempting to
compare any samples seven years, many rots it thoroughly, without whichit
that have hand. but if in business for crop into cigars or even in curingit
you may happen on profit, you are I is not fit for tobacco or vegetables.He .
Mr. Martin is very enthusiastic on the gain, year in and year out, the above except under the constant personal hauls it onto the land without stint,
of A farmer
subject and is very confident that he holds good. supervision an expert.
seventy-five or eighty one-horse loadsto
should not undertake tobacco culturein
has the best persimmon ever put on This rule is not of universal applica- the acre-and one of his'powerful
the market. I hope this agitation will tion in Florida. ,The writer has had this State in an isolated<< way. He horses will haul as much as two ordi-
induce of his
go on until the best persimmon is better success in planting LeConte should enough neigh- Florida -
nary nags.
bors to unite with him to
to the front and all know guarantee
may pear trees three or four years old than
where to get it. To those failing to with those only a year old. twenty or thirty acres, and a local' SEED BEDS.

get the seed to grow, I would say: association with sufficient capital to These run east and west on a warm

In the fall dig a shallow bed four erect one central curing house or slope with a southern exposure; theyare
inches deep in a shady place. Spread Fort Ogden truckers will plant largely more and employ an experienced man several hundred feet long and

the seed about one inch thick on the of watermelons, under contract to oversee the curing,the first year at about six feet wide. The surface is
with Mr. R. A. Burford, of Johns- raised above the level
bottom, fill up level, and as early in slightly general ,
town Ga. He furnishes the Kolb least.Mr.
and the soil is made rich. There
the spring as you? can prepare the Lindsley does not attempt to are
Gem seeds and will $20 hun-
ground plant about the same as for pay per conceal that the process of curing slats across at intervals, on which cur-
dred for all that will
peaches, except the depth-two inches average twenty cigar tobacco in the "rainy season tains made x>f grain sacks can be

being about right. I believe it wouldbe pounds and upwards; up to the 1St of Florida is a difficult one; it requires rolled down on rollers as a protection
day of June. He has also contractedall
preferable to plant in the fall where intelligence promptness to act, to the plants on cold nights.At .
the F. S. railroad the
along on
you wish to grow the trees. I could and thorough-going daily inspectionof the time of the severe freeze two
and will in lots.
same terms, ship car
touch on other matters connected with the barns at critical periods in the years ago this month his plants were
This new plan will work to the ad-
the subject but for the present I for- weather. well up, and he was so discouraged .
of all the small
bear. vantage as growers More than that, Florida abounds in he did not go near them for several

...... all who do not have.have a car load can sell insect enemies to the growing tobacco days, knowing they must be killed.

The Prince Pear. they plant, for the winter is not severe Finally he told his man they would go

Editor Farmer and Fruit-Grower: The Osceola Gazette of Kissimmee, enough to destroy their broods as it and uncover the beds and sow cab ,

in announning that the St. Cloud Sugar does further north. In his earlier years bage seeds, when, to his great sur-
Union of
In the Times Sept. 4th
:Mills have closed down for the
he found stand of tobacco
occurs the following from an Ocala Mr. Lindsley fought insects, under prise, a good -
season, says that 1,100,000 pounds of great difficulty and discouragement, plants. Enough belated seed had
sugar have been turned out during the with such imperfect appliances as ex come up to take the place of the
"Major Rooks has on exhibition in winter, which was shipped to Phila- perience had suggested up to that frozen plants.
Bunnell's window the finest pears ever delphia for refining. This is the pro-
date. But of late, with the one in- VARIETIESOn
'seen in Ocala. They are of the Prince duct of( some of the overflowed .lands
variety and the they are sold Governor Blox- comparable insecticide-paris green- his one acre Mr. Lindsley raises
Major says which were by he feels the
scientifically applied,
eight varieties of tobacco, namely, the
superior to afterwards reclaimed
any pear ever ham and by
under him and is
ground secure
Florida. In flavor and juiciness draining. Had it not been for our far- prepared Vuelta Abajo, the Little Cuba, the
to bid the insect world defiance.HIS .
they are like the renowned Bartlett. seeing Governor this very land would Comstock Spanish, the Hyco, the

The Major has been an enthusiast in now still be idle, drawing no taxes SOIL. Hester (from Connecticut), the Con-

their cultivation. Besides having and giving no work to thousands who The feature of this case which affords necticut seed-leaf, the Sumatra, the

brought to bearing a fine orchard of are now employed.-Lake Butler Bul most encouragement to the Burcklen hybrid, and a hybrid of his_

them, he has induced his neighbors to farmer contemplating tobacco culturein own production. He is inclined to
do likewise." letin.A the orange belt is that the soil around reduce the number of his varieties and

Perhaps some of your readers, like number of truckers at Hypoluxoare Jacksonville, back from the river, does not advise the beginner to plant

myself, would be interested in learning selling their vegetables to the ho- will average as poor as the poorest on anything but the Vuelta Abajo. The

something about this pear. It does tels at Palm Beach.-Tropical Sun. which oranges can be successfullygrown. pure Sumatra he has discarded as of

not appear to be offered by any of our Over 3,000 crates of tomatoes were He calls his place "a black- no value, but he uses it to producethis

nurserymen,so far as I know. I wroteto shipped from this place last week.- jack ridge," and yet the grand water- hybrid just mentioned. In a

Major Rooks' family for informa- Manatee County item. oaks and sycamores along the road. separate bed where he wishes to raise


plants to produce seed he sets out two Ttrtteketr Get your Potatoes to Market Early by using -4
plants of the Comstock to one of the FatrtneJJ&

Sumatra, thus giving the hybrid a pre-- IDEAL POTATO MANURE

ponderance of the Comstock qualities.On Agriculture Yet in its Infancy. I MANUFACTURED BY .
his seed plants he allows only the
first bud to produce seed; all the oth-- From a lecture delivered by Ed WII+SON <& TOOMGE: : ;

ers are picked off.Remainder ward Atkinson'before the New Jersey II The Fertilize House of Florida '.
( next week.) Board of Agriculture, at Trenton,
... which we find in the Boston Herald,
Propagating Tobacco by Slips. we extract the following : PRICE, $30.00 PER TON.

From newspapers just received from Thirty-five years ago all the infor- GUARANTEED ANALYSIS
Europe I gather interesting in mation existed in a scientific form :
very in which cottonseed oil on Ammonia .. .. ..... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... ..... 4 to 5 per cent.
teresting intelligence regard to a the industry has Available Phosphoric Acid. ..... ...... ...... .... .... .... .... .. .. 6 to 8" "
most important and valuable agricultural been developed. I put it into shapein Insoluble Phosphoric Acid.............. .... ...... .. ... ......... 1 to 2" "
discovery, which I think will 1861. It attracted no' attention Sulphate of Potash... ... .... ... .... .... .... ........... .... .16 to 18" .,
prove very surprising and of great im- until 1880, when I again called attention Potash Actual... ... .... .... .... ...... ... .... . .... .... .. 8 to 10 "
portance to many of your readers. to this fruitful field of wealth in :Made from Nitrate of Soda, Sulphate of Ammonia, Blood, Bone, Dissolved
The discovery which promises to rev- an address given at Atlanta, in preparation Bone, Sulphate and Muriate of Potash.

olutionize the entire system of tobacco for the exhibition of 1881.
A Selected Lot of Fine Seed Potatoes.
culture was made by Mr. William Since then this secondary product of
Improved Eearly Rose No. 4, Carmen No. 1, Rural New Yorker No. 2, and
Daroczi, editor of the Magyar Dotan- the cotton plant, to which practicaland other leading varieties.For .
yujsag or Hungarian Tobacco-Gazette, general attention was then for the Melons use IDEAL FERTILIZER. Correspondence solicited. A large
of Budapest, a well-known expert in first time directed, has reached a valu- stock of Potash, Blood and Bone, Cotton Seed Meal, and Agricultural Chemical.
all matters pertaining to tobacco cul- ation in excess of $sooocooo a year. Get our prices before buying.Vi1son. .

ture. Hitherto tobucco has been When the present Secretary of Agriculture \ & oortiejp Fertilizer Co.,
considered by everybody as an annual came into office-whom I "The Fertilizer House of Florida.

plant, the chief difficulty and labor in had never met, although I had long Jacksonville Florida.tions .
its cultivation being caused by the been a correspondent-I called upon

preparing of new plants every year. him, stating that I had a complaint to
Mr. Daroczi's discovery is that all lodge against that department. ire about to be applied, not onlyto that shall be like the shuttle of the
kinds of tobacco (at. least all kinds What is it? said Secretary the cultivation and shelling of these loom, weaving the wtb of concord
cultivated in Hungary and Germany), It don't know beans," I replied. nuts, but to the moving of the cuticleof among the nations.
can be propagated by slips. He "That," said he, "is a very suitable the kernel, thereby removing the But this and other uses of the pithof
claims the leaves harvested from the objection to' come from a Bostonman. strong flavor, so that the oil yieldedis the cornstalk, which constitutes only

thus propagated plants are in every ." a rich, neutral, vegetable oil, available about one eighth of its weight, are of

respect finer and of higher quality To which I replied : More suit for many, many purposes. I be1 1 least importance compared to others.It .
.. than those of the mother plant Mr. able from a Southern man. The leg- lieve you can grow peanuts in New seems to be well proved by a yearor

Daroczi intends to make a few more uminous plants, beans and pea vines, Jersey. more of test at the Maryland Experiment -
experiments before publishing full de are the renovators of the soil which There is another plant to which my Station that by the removalof

tails of his discovery, which are looked has been wasted under the slave sys- attention: has been called lately, a the pith, which had absorbed the
forward to with greatest interest by tem in many ways. southern plant known as the "chufa," saliva and gastric juices of the stock

all European growers. It would be "Who has given any attention to which can be grown on very poor land fed on the crude material, the ground
, needless to dwell at any length upon the innumerable varieties? The Chi-- of light quality. It is said to produce residuum becomes equal to, if not bet

the importance of this discovery, nese, the East Indian and the Japanese three to four bushels of nitrogenous ter, ton for ton, than the best of hay
which, if it proves practicable, will do have developed science, and in ground peas (free of shell, which the for any kind of stock. When you con

away with the preparing of hotbeds, these poor, and in great extent hot hogs root for and do not die, but fatten ceive that the quantity of such ground

repeated plantings-in one word, the countries,'the nitrogenous element of on. It will grow as far north, if cornstalk meal-pith removedwillbe
worst drudgery of tobacco culture, and beans and peas supplements the rice I: am rightly informed, as -New Jersey.It greater than the whole hay crop
shorten the growing time of the tobacco and yields muscular energy, while : is one of the vetches, tenacious, almost measured in tons, you can imagine
plants by at least one or two weeks.Dr. bean meal has for centuries been usedas irremovable if once introducedinto what this means if sustained in prac

Anthony de Tavaszy, in the food for cattle and nutrition for the the soil. What do you know tice. \

American Agriculturist.We sugar cane and other plants. Hereit about chufas? There is yet more; it is claimed that

fail to see how slips are to be is simply known that pea vines are What other unknown forces are this product yields cane sugar at a very
preserved through. the winter. renovators. there waiting for application? One I low cost, with a secondary product of
-- .- "In 880 I imported a few bushelsof will presently name, which, if developed excellent paper stock, and if treatedfor

Tobacco Seed. soya beans, the most nutritious and on the lines now promised, will alcohol yields pure spirit free of
H. S. Elliot chief clerk in the
ag- least oily of all the varieties. They make the greatest,revolution in agriculture fusel oil.I .
ricultural Tallahassee
department at were distributed from the Atlanta exhibition that we have yet witnessed; have spoken of this conversion of
is sending out packages of Cuba and
in 1881, and the soya bean will almost double the food crops of the waste of cornstalks with great reserve -
Sumatra tobacco seed. These tobacco
has since become one of the great for- our fields while changing all the con- hardly daring to .repeat the
seed be had in small quantitiesfrom
may age crops of the South. Yet, there ditions of many arts. That heretofore claims that are made about it. The
the State agricultural departmentfree. may be as good or better varieties' unknown quantity is nothing but corn conversion of the cellulose to naval

A quarter of an ounce properly ,among our own peas and beans. As stalks.A defence is proved; the, value of the
handled will plant an acre of tobacco. yet there is no science, no analysis, simple mechanical invention for ground residuum as food for stock is
The number of inquiries about Flori-
corresponding to 'Church's Food : grinding cornstalks and then winnow- no longer an open question. If it
da tobacco received at the agricultural
department is large. Also Mr. Plants of India,' in which such an I ing out the pith, or cellulose, providesa should prove to be an abundant sourceof
very analysis is given of the beans and peas material for backing the steel platesof cane sugar, pure alcohol and paper
H. Curtis of Qnincy Fla the Agri
stock and if from this cellulose
from which the necessary protein is ships of war which keeps out the trans
cultural and of the
Immigration Agent, derived by the East Indians, the Chi-- water, even if the hole be made by an lucent, flexible plates can be made an
F. C. & P. Railroad, has enough Su-
and the main shell is its unbreakable lamp chimneythere would
nese Japanese, eight-inch so great powerof
matra seed obtained in Amsterdam to
staple is rice. No one has known the swelling when filled with 20 times still remain many other subsidiary uses
between three and four hun-
difference between one kind and an. its volume of water. All present con of this part of the cornstalk product.
dred acres which he will distribute to
planters: other of our leguminous plants." tracts for new ships of war call for the -1....
4 The secretary acted on the screed. use of this material, and this unsinkable Ramie Tests in Leon County.
The fact that the water hyacinth is i Since that time, under the skillful direction ship of war may render worthlessall Editor Farmer and Fruit-Grower:
a good stock and poultry feed dees not' of Dr. Dabney, the assistant the ships of our lately new but now Your letter to Colonel L. B. Womb-

remove the other fact that its presencein secretary, very great progress has been old and out-of date navy. well, Commissioner of Agriculture,ask
the rivers and smaller streams is a made, and the source of f the nitrogenin We may hope that some new inventor ing information as to the growth of ramie
serious obstacle to commerce. Stock the bacteria that dwell on these will presently destroy the effectiveness has been handed me for reply.

.. and poultry owners can find enough plants has been discovered. of all the ships of war now being About ten or twelve years ago I seta
of the water plant in lakes and unnav- Within a year or two I have daredto constructed. When nations can no few ramie roots in my garden which

igable streams to supply the demand predict as.great a development of longer fight upon the ocean, the peace- have grown and made a crop of stalks
for years to come, so let the govern. oil from the peanut in the next fifteen ful commerce of the seas will be unobstructed every season from six to ten feet hrgh,

ment remove it from the larger. streams. years as has occurred in the develop-a arid as Gladstone so nobly and those who professed to know said
Orlando Reporter. ment of cottonseed. Already inven- said, ships that pass from this land to they were as fine as those grown inSs


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Louisiana.\ ., I have never tried to growa The jealousy of chanticleer.He I

crop, but have found that It is easily Poultry. shall not harm a single featherOf .

propagated from short pieces of the your fair neck, when we're to- Experience
------------------------------------------------ gether.

root. Roots multiply rapidly, and if Edited by S. S. DeLANOY Apopka. Fla. Your neck! ay, now I think upon it,
set in rows three feet apart they wouldin With your white shawl and scarlet I has proven conclusively that

a few cover or take bonnet,
sion of, the whole ground and growso The Hen and the Fox. You'll be, by all, both far and near, better grapes and peaches,

We make a digression this month from I Mistaken for a cherub, dear.P. and of them
as to be harvested with a mower.I more ,are producedwhen
the strictly utilitarian character of the Well, Mr. Reynard, have you done?
think two, or perhaps three cute poultry department to reproduce a read-I I If so, I think you'd better run. Potash is liberally ap

tings can be made in a year. It is one ing lesson from the "Young a :My master's coming to the hovel- plied. To insure a full crop of
You that broomstick and that .
school book from which see
of the first things to start growing some sixty-four I
we learned to read. Our shovel choicest quality use a fertilizer
the often and years ago young.
spring, being caught
You the door that
readers will enjoy it and it strike see you came
nipped by late,frosts, and grows until the eyes of some who have reached may their in at- containing not less than 10%

fall frosts stop it. The plant puts ona three score and ten years, who with a I If you're not off in half a minute,
sort of bloom, but no seed. dozen others, toed the crack on the floor Instead of fowls, or ev'n a chicken, I Actual Potash.Orchards
It is said by some to make a good of the old school-house of the district I I You'll get, as you deserve,a kicking.The .

stock feed; this, however,is a mistake; school, and and read Dame the Partlett dialogue: between wily flatterer dropped his chin, and vineyards treat-
I have never seen an animal that would And out he sneaked,a*he sneaked in.
THE FOX AND THE HEN ed with Potash
eat it. Perhaps a goat might.I Moral. The cunning seldom gain their compara-
have sent several small lots to par- [See Conversation Comer.] ends; tively free from insects and

ties who were experimenting with decorticating A white old hen with yellow legs, The wise are never without friends. plant disease.

machines; they all pro- Who'd laid her master many eggs, -Southern Ruralist.
Which, from her nest, the boys had All about Potash-the results(Its twe by Actual ex
the fibre One of .
nounce very good. taken periment on the best farms in the United States U
told in a little book which we publish and will gladly
the of
Mr. St.
parties was a Kingsford, To put in a cake, or fry with bacon, Poultry and Sunflowers. mail tree to any farmer in America who will write for it.
Louis. I enclose a sample of fibre, Was roosting in an outer hovel, GERMAN KALI WORKS, '
but cannot tell what machine made it. Where barrel, bird-cage, riddle, shovel, High authority is sometimes liable to 93 Nassau St.,New York.

There,is no doubt in my mind as to Tnb, piggin, corn-bag, all together, f be mistaken. One of our Experimental
Were put, to keep them from the Stations gave the opinion that Florida
our being able to grow ramie, and if clover ( of
weather, beggar-weed) was unworthy FAIRVIEW PINERY.
the inventors will make a machine that When an old fox stole in one night, cultivation. Since then it has been
will decorticate and degum the stalks As the full moon was shining bright proven one of the best, if not the best in
cheaply it will be grown. Hoping-if he his nose might stickin the South, not only for stock feed but Choice
for fertilizing the soil. .
The above are about all the facts as -
That he might carry off a chicken; A short time back the "Country Gen-
to growth that I know. If of use
any Or, from a window-ledge or shelf, tlemen" was asked if the leaves of the Pineapple
to you put them in such shape as you :Might jump and reach the old hen her- sunflower had any value as food for live-
wish. JNO. BRADFORD. self. stock. The answer by the editors was
Bradfordville, Leon Co., Fla. Her roost, however, was so high that the sunflower leaves possessed no Plants '\
He say it wa in vain to try, value that they knew about.
By all his jumping, to get at her; Now a writer in the Southern Florist -0 FOR SALE. -
In 1894, 56,209 whole or barrel "So then," says he, "I think I'll flatter gives as his experience that there is no .
crates of pineapples, or about 3,000, The old fool's vanity for,'look, part of the sunflower that poultry will
000 fruits were shipped out of Florida.In Have her I must, by hook or crook; not eat and that greedily and beneficially Smooth Cayenne!II! Home Grown !II!

1875, the number of imported pine- In her fact, I've thought so much about if they are at all hungry. .

apples received at New York was I shall fare ill without her." The sunflower will grow anywhere

5,787,755, but in 1882, the number Thus then spoke Reynardsmoothandsly almost; and,in sowing it, sow thickly. ABBAKA PLANTS A SPECIALTY.*
Then thin out gradually and feed the t
received at that port was only 2,533- to the the
And thhs Dame Partlet made reply. thinnings poultry. Prolong
These practically illus- F. N. PRICE
320. figures thinning season as far as it can be pro ,
trate the rapid decrease of importationof Reynard. eveningmadam;how d'yedo longed consistently with what is due to
that fruit and the ? the main P. 0. Box 449. ORLANDO, FLA.
correspondinglyrapid Partlet. I'm ne'er the better,sir, for you. crop. -
increase in home production. R. "Betterl"! -you need not, cannot be, The writer's experience is worthy of a
The generally recognized superiorityof You're always well enough for me. trial on a small scale and if results accord HOME GROWN

the Florida product over that of P. Well, if I am then, as you own, with that experience, a green and -"
Pray, sir, let "well enough" alone.R. grain crop is within the reach of every -
West India, and the phenomenal success Dear madam, if you only knew poultry raiser on a small area of land. It
attending the culture of pineapplesin But half the love I feel for youP. may require some little time, and possi- Pineapple Slips

this'State, will, we believe, soon "But half!" Nay, be it great or bly the chopping up of the plant to teach

practically shut out foreign competition small, sir, the poultry to eat it, but it seems as and Suckers .
probable that they would take to it to
and leave the Peninsular State I rather think I know it all, sir. as
,R. Indeed! Well, madam, that has dry clover hay. The sunflower will grow Of the Following Varieties
the undisputed pineapple field so far taught me anywhere, where almost anything else .

as the consumption of that fruit is con- To care for you; and that has broughtme will grow and particularly in the sandy IzoI(!) SALE
cerned in the United States.-Orlando lands of the South. Give it thoroughtrial :

Thus late to call-perhaps it's rude, in an experimental way. Southern
Reporter.As But, ma'am, I hope I don't intrude.P. hens take readily to almost anything ABBAKA, PORTO Rico, EGYPTIAN

civilization has advanced the _"Intrude!" Indeed,sir, but you do. green. QUEEN, GOLDEN QUEEN, RIPLEY
cattle interests of the State have been R. It grieves me to hear that from you; QUEEN SMOOTH CAYENNE PER-
driven southward until now the regionof I'll therefore say no more at present Glorifying the Hen. ,
stock raising lies principally belowa Than just to hint, that, as it's NAMBUCO AND RED SPANISH.
pleasant- Galen Wilson, in Farm and Fireside
line drawn from Tampa eastward.But (In truth, you know not, shut up requested an old,crippled soldier engagedin Apply to .
there is still in this section large here poultry raising, for his views, and re G. 0. MATTHAMS,

herds that yield immense incomes to How pleasant abroad,my dear)- ceived the following: Florida
their owners. The principal stocksare And I delight to hear you talk, "Eggs are always cash. They are ready Pineapple Company,
owned by Judge Ziba King in I've called to invite you to a walk.P. for market the minute laid, and the Orto. .
DeSoto and adjoining counties, T. M. "A walk!" The like who ever heard! sooner they are got to market the better. HADDOCK & MATTHAMS,
A quadruped to woo a bird! They require no cultivation, pruning,
Lybass in the Fort Myers section, the Im! sick, and early went to bed, or harvesting, but are at once in salable West Palm Beach, Fla '.
Summerlins in the Kissimmee Island And scarcely can hold up my head. condition. With plenty of eggs on the
and W. C. Lesley in the same neigh- R. "Sick!I" my dear lady! What can farm there are a host of good things in

borhood. Besides these, many men ail? the kitchen and money m the family I FORMITION I 11 1 !
Indeed do look
stocks that valuable.Tampa .- you very pale. purse. Gathering up eggs is like pickingup Worth It's Weight In 5J JI
own large are I'm illness arise
sure'your can dimes and dollars. Great is the hen For your name and address on a poe
Tribune. But from the want of exercise; that produces them. When everything wlntellronbow tomakethebeat wire fence
on earth horse-high bul and j
The Florida Fertilizer Company Too much confinement fades the fair. is dull in winter the egg-basket has won- Dig-tight..*the actual wholesale eot f wire.
A pleasant walk, in open air, derfully helped out many a poor farmer. Kitselman Bros. DoxB.Ridgeyllle, Ind.
have engaged the services of E. W. '. .. ,
With at - -
pleasant company, night, The crops may be poor, the provisionslow
Johnson of Lake City, an experienced When the moon shines, will set all the family cow dry, with a long wait
tobacco grower, to take charge of a right; for the next growing season, but the hen A MONEY MAKER
large tobacco plantation near this city. And should you tire,I'll call a hack, comes up smiling, and is ready to get a -the th.riftlln4aatriou henAAll about band *
Col. J. B. Dell of Hague will also Or, better, take you on my back. pound of tea or a sack of flour. If treat- how to mate mODel from poultry isNewPoultrCuldoforl
I'm sure, though. I don't mean to I ed well, she will respond as readily when 1897.
grow tobacco and has engaged the 100 paget;printed In colon beet plan 1 *tot
flatter, the is the when the remedies
enow on ground as poultry home;rare and recipe*
servIces of an experienced tobacco That one of us would be the fatter fields are green. She is a friend to the or diMaM Sent for Me.If you writ aow.JCS8 .
BJLV38ZS,I,Bex 31,frtijcrt,m.
grower.-Gainesville Sun. For such a walk; nay, never fear I rich and poor alike."


News. Our Rural Home. Hemlock water had been running for Satisfied Sisters.
: four years without cleansing. Therewas

--- -- ... ........_. ...r... nearly half an inch of dirty black -

Bumble-bees, when troublesome, A BirthdayParty. sediment in the bottom of this tank. WHAT POSTPONED THE TRIP

can be exterminated in two days by A young lady friend of mine, Our water seems to vary in purity. TO HOT SPRINGS.
of Paris Often I have seen thousands of small From the Tribune, CuHman, Ala.
placing tablespoonful greenat awhile ago, celebrated her,eighteenth
the entrance of their nests. In birthday with a party of her friendsin particles float in 'a glassful of water, Two well-known ladies of Holly Pond,
it of the while at other times the water would Cullman County! ,Alabama, are the Misses
crawling over .enough. pow. such an enjoyable manner that I
} seem to be clear. I have a filter com- H. A. and M. F. Shepard, and they are
der adheres:to. the food they carry into herewith give the program, the aim of held in the highest esteem.
of felt cloth. This cloth after
poison the entire family. The singular which was to have a good time at a posed a Two years ago Miss M. F. Shepard was
effect of the is that after few weeks' use becomes almost black stricken with terrible sickness
poison small cost. A large hall and two parlors from
three days not a bee remains in the were occupied by the guests. with accumulations of materials strain which she suffered long. The history of
either dead alive. Eustis Lake ed out of our Hemlock water. People the case is so interesting that we publishthe
nest, or They were lighted with lamps and
using well water, or even our lake Water lady's own version as it is every way
Region. Chinese lanterns a lamp being sus-
worthy of perusal:
in of
CoL.S.. S. ;:'Harvey, of .this county, pended from the center of the ceiling, into, are the always danger of taking feveror "Two years ago, last February, I was
well known as one of the largest and and lanterns strung on wires extendingfrom system germs typhoid stricken with a terrible pain around my

most'successful fruit growers of the the center to the four corners of diphtheria. heart, which prostrated me for hours,
Considering how desirable it is that and from then on I grew weaker until
state, especially of pears, was in the the room. :spring, when from impaired circulationand
city yesterday. In conversation witha Enclosed with each invitation, writ- people of mature years should drink impoverishment of the blood, a

reporter of The News he expressedthe ten on pink paper, was a little num- distilled water, is it not surprisingthat stomach difficulty set in,' bloating my

opinion that the present conditionsof bered tag: to be fastened to a leaf and we do not hear more on that sub- body fearfully. Of course I was confinedto
ject ? Surely this is one of the my bed, and to add to my sorrows, a
-the weather were highly favorablefor worn byw the guest, who, on his arrival ques.
general attack of rheumatism followed
of fruit in this was given a tablet and pencil tions which must interest people in the ,
,a large crop county so that motion was painful, and locomotion -
during the coming season. He said with instructions to write the names future, if not at the present hour. impossible

that,while there had been no severe of all the leaves worn by the com- Water charged with lime and other "Several physicians were consulted

freezes there had been more clear cold pany, sign his own name to the sheet impurities will not free the system from but they gave me no relief, until the lat

weather, than usual this winter, which and pass it in for judgment. One waste matter, as will distilled water. came, who so helped my stomach difficulty -
that after several months I was
had held the sap in check and pre- lady succeeded in making a correct These impure waters are all loaded able to sit up. The rheumatism how-

vented the premature swelling of the list and was rewarded with a little with about all the earthy material theycan ever, stubbornly stayed, and I was ad-

buds. Usually at this late date in January booklet shaped like an ivy leaf. carry; whereas the distilled wateris vised that my only hope was the Hot

the buds on the trees are burst. Next, the guests hunted for peanuts free from impurity and thus takes Springs of Arkansas. I was preparing to

ing, but a careful examination of his hidden through the three rooms. The up freely the earthy matter in the make the to try journey Dr. Williams'-when I Pink was recommended Pills.

orchard had shown no sign of swell- one who found the most received a system. "During my illness I had taken two

ing.-Pensacola News. little box of peanut candy; those who :My object in calling attention to boxes of these self-same pills, but not in

The :Manatee Lemon Co., is a stock found none were given each a peanut distilled water is to learn if there are the way recommended, as I was taking.
other remedies. Now, though, I determined
economic methods which
by a family
owned principally by northern to them I
company doll.Again try properly, as was no
they resumed the tablets and could distill water for its own use.
men-J. H. Preston & Co of longer under a physician's care,and could
Providence, R. I., and Connecticut with eyes shut drew the picture of a Do any of our readers know of a still do as I pleased, and my sister, Miss H.

capitalists owning most of the stock. cat, then that of a pig. For the highest adapted to this purpose, which could A. Shepard, at my request, ordered'BIX
have had results excellence shown in these efforts be purchased for $10.00 or $20.00? boxes of Pink Pills for me, as'I could not
They some profitable
from their investment. A young groveof was paid a penny book of "Dame If so, will they please reply giving full with leave the the aid house of crutches.and could only hobble

,twelve acres owned by them pro- ;Trot and the Cat," "The Three Little particulars? "By the time I had finished the pills I

duced $4,800 worth of oranges this Pigs," etc. While I am not an invalid, I am had given up crutches, though I was still

winter. 12 to 13 boxes of grape fruit A pencil was the prize for the map using a distilled and carbonated table almost a skeleton from the ordeal through
from in their ,of the State drawn with the eyes open. water, which I find far more healthful which I had passed. I am now: quite
were picked single trees fleshy, and the only agent that has caused
From lemon : Six of them then sang together a than Hemlock, or well water, but it
, groves. eight trees they the change is Dr. Williams'Pink Pills,
have picked; one hundred boxes of fruit verse of different songs, the one that is expensive, costing 15 cents per quart, for I used no other medicine. My right

and there is from thirty to forty boxes could name the most of them received while simple distilled water ought not hand is still drawn so that I can only use

still on the trees. This company have the penny book "Sing a Song of Six- to cost but a fraction of that sum.- the thumb and first finger, and my backis
Green's Fruit Grower. still lame, but I am in better health
in one grove 200 acres of budded or- pence. than for None of friends
many years.
.. my
Finally each wrote stanza of four
and fruit trees coming into expected to live and
ange grape me at one time it
lines "To Nellie" the hostess Plants that ,have been recently repotted -
( )
feared .
bearing, having paid from $50 to $200 was my reason was giving way.I
acre for the virgin land. They Some of them were very good. The palms especially, should not do not know how to pay a sufficiently
per from thirty to the prize was a pencil and tablet. be brought at once into a living room, high tribute to Dr. Williams' medicine.It .
employ Tribune.fifty men Slips containing the name of one of but kept where ,it is cool, nor should is, I believe, the grandest blood medi-
year round.-Tampa cine that was ever
they be watered so plentifully as they prepared.
the girls were handed around to the
"Now stated let
The Atwood six months having my own case,
of grove, mile of dense agoa boys. This arranged the pairing of were in a pot-bound condition.Gilt me refer to my sister, Miss H. A. Shep-

quarter a square the guests for the dancing-room, picture frames may be freshenedand ard, who had a scirrhous growth on her
tropical forest, is now in a fine state of right temple. This was inflamed
whither they proceeded to partake of brightened by washing them witha terribly
cultivation several small of
shipments and spreading so fast that prevailed
refreshments consisting of cake and soft brush with the following mix
lettuce have been made, an immensearea upon her to order five dollars' worth of
ice cream. ture: Put enough flour of sulphur into
of and onions Dr. Williams'Pink Pills, and test their
cabbage are
grow After supper the time was devotedto a pint of water to give it a yellow tinge, virtue as a blood cleanser, as the only
aud other of
ing finely, big areas toma- dancing accompanying the violin, add two onions cut into pieces,and let means of arresting the rapid growth of
toes and beans are waiting for rain to !the cancer. This she did, and has taken
which continued till the peoplewere them boil; strain into a dish, and when
show to good advantage the remarkable about seven of the boxes, and is still taking -
satisfied with their and the liquid becomes cold it is ready for
sport, .
richness of the soil. Several very them. The sore has stopped spreading
extensive ditches which are really with universal consent took their use. and appears to be healing. When
leave.-Western Rural. she began to take the she the
canals have been to Picking your teeth behind a napkinis pills was
.. It looksas thinnest living being I ever raw that
a questionable proceeding.
the rainy season, and Surveyor Campis could move about. Now she has gainedin
arranging with mathematical pre- Distilled Water. if you were determined that none of flesh, her skin has regained its normal

cision the exact position of the trees, It is well known that the use of distilled the dislodged particles should fly across appearance, and she is stronger and her
for which the black dirt is being hilled water for drinking will greatly the table at least. But it is better not general health is better than it has beenin

human life. to go through this process, unless the many years. God grant she may be
up. Mr. John B. King, who has !the lengthen While children spared the horrible death'with which she

reputation of being one ,of the most may be benefitted by drinking water state of your teeth absolutely' requires was threatened. My sister's case,more

skill I ul orange growers of the State, impregnated with lime and other something of the kind. than my own, has induced me to write,

has been engaged to oversee the grove earthy matter, as is all undistilledwater To test the heat of an oven use a bit this statement, in order that it may be

feature, and has gone up the State for people of mature age are se- of white paper. If it burns at once made public. Callman M.Co.F. SHEPARD, -
4,000 of the best grapefruit trees to be riously affected, their bones and bodies the oven is too hot for anything; if it Dr.(Signed Williams' Pink Pills, contain a

found,for the first planting. Several becoming gradually ossified. This ossification turns a delicate brown, it indicates condensed form, all the elements neces-

buildings'are' being rapidly pushed to is really what is termed an pastry heat; for cake it .will be dark sary to give new life and richness to the

completion and others are in prospect.An indication of old age. yellow; light yellow shows the proper blood and restore shattered nerves.,They

immense amount of labor has been 1 Our Rochester water is more pure heat for biscuit and sponge cakes, or are also a specific for troubles peculiar to

done here, and it makes a big showing.Mr than that usually used in cities or any requiring rather slow baking. For females ities and, such all forms as suppression of weakness.?, irregular They

:., Atwood is expected next month. towns, and yet it is full of f impurities.I meats the first heat should be strong, build up the blood, and restore the glowof

=Braidentown Journal. recently examined a tank into which to keep the juices in the meat. health to pale,and sallow cheeks. In


I .


3rCramps .
men they effect a radical cure in all cases '

arising from mental worry; 'Fink Pills Croup SEEDLING PECAN TREES.Ribera .
are sold in boxes (never in loose bulk)at

50 cents a box, or six boxes for $2.50,
and may be had of all druggists,or direct ache,
by mail from Dr. Williams' Medicine DIARRIKEA, DYSENTERY Pecan Grove and Pecan Nursery

Company, Schenectady N. Y. udall
A Sure Eafe Qnlck Cure for these
troubles lj 1896--1 aS7.
To tho Newly Married.
SEEDLING PECAN TREES, Two Years Old. from my own Pecans.I? to 24 inches
"Were I to write a letter to the newly 20,000,and many even higher,at $10. oo per hundred with liberal discount in low of and
married" says a contributor to Harper's over. Terms, Cash with order. Shipment as directed. Transit charges to be paid by purchaser
Bazar. "I should like to beg that on receipt. No responsibility after shipment.Box .
nagging -
4, Bagdad, Florida. ARTHUR BROWN.
be prohibited, and teasing secrets; (nuT ZUTZS1.)

that mutual concessions be indulged; Used Internally and Zrternal r.
every disappointment Two Sizes, 25c.and Me.bottles x
be regarded as an opportunity for. helping .
that other and not an for
as excuse
alienation; and I should beg that the one GARDEN AND FIELD
who had a trouble, share it with the Homes Wanted, for Boys.

other, BO ''that neither go about with For Our Rural Home. -

evidences of worry while declaring that On Thursday, Feb. 25th, there will
43 Farmers and Truckers are requested to send for of Field and Garden Seed
my price-list
nothing is the matter. "Oh, nothmgl"in arrive at the Terminal Station, Jack-
1,000 bushels Texas Red Rust-proof Oats,: cents bushel Alfalfa or Lucerne, cents
answer to a loving inquiry from husband s per ; 25 per
sonville, a company of boys from theChildren's pound;Rescue Grass,30 cents per pound.
or wife sensitive to disturbed conditions
_in one loved, is often the first Aid Society of New York,

wedge apart" which ultimately drives both years.their ages averaging from 15 to 18 P. F. WILSON, SEEDSMAN,

If these suggestions were fully followedthe Younger boys will only be broughtin GAINESVILLE. FLORIDA.

condition of married life would be specially. desirable cases., as for
very different from what it is in most -
families. Sitting by the side of a wife adoption. Exhilarating and stimulating effects

and matron with children nearly grown Applicants must name several references produced by tea, coffee, or chocolate mm *

recently,the object of bridal trips came persons of good standing, not are caused by theine in tea, caffeinein .

lip, when she said their bridal trip did relatives. coffee, and bromine in cocoa or SMOKE YOUR MEAT WITH
not occur till ten years after marriage I The boys are to be treated as mem- KR r LtUU1D EXTRActisMECa
latter tEJl
chocolate-the containing a !
after the
suggested that was a long time
bers of the family. They are expectedto
i "honey-moon." She replied, "our honey- smaller percentage of the stimulant RC U WR.LKRAUSER4BRD.M1IIOM.BI:
work for their board the first month
moon is not over yet." And any one than the others. All have a bimiisr -
who is familiar with the family life of after which they shall receive in addition alkaloid base. "UP-TO-DATE"!

this couple can witness to the truthfulness such compensation as shall be

;of her statement. mutually agreed upon, but in no in- Milk has become extremely copular 10 EM
The observe the rules above with all classes t late
failure to rate of physician* of
stance take less than at the of $30a 8
suggested is the entering wedge to family years. Formerly fever patient was! J' > AM,BRASS.
discord, until the wife becomes a common year. forbidden to take: milk. In modern U 817.00 outnt for?8.oa Express
scold, and the husband is indifferent Applicants will pay the fare of their paid. Will spray a 10-acre
to the wishes and comforts of the boys from Jacksonville to their desti practice milk i is about the .only fog d per day. 75,000 In use. S&tisf&ctlon lU't'd focrtfl and
feed refunded. Catalogue
wife; the children finding no bond of nation. While it is preferred that allowed. An exclusive diet of milk is Treatise or money on Spraying free. Ag'ts wanted. Exclusive
unity between parents, cease to love one found very efficacious in diabetes. At territory given. Rapid sellers. Manyof
they should meet and select their boys our agents are making from$10 to sis per day.P. .
another or have confidence in the -
parents Wiesbaden
the German Carlsbad .
yet where this is not convenient the spas C.LWISMYU.CO.BoxtSaiikffl.N.Y.
or respect their commands. The
husband seeks the club, saloon or worse amount of fare may be sent to the un- etc., a very little bread is allowed
and the and of the and the diet mostly made up of milk, 40 WEST BAY STREET.DrJ.F.CONNMY .
places, sanctity .joys dersigned, but must be in hand not
home are destroyed. Avoid the enter- later than Monday, Feb. 22nd. Re- eggs, grapes and lean beef.A Dentist

ing wedge. mit by registered mail or money orderon non-starch diet is the rule; bread, ,

Jacksonville. N starchy vegetables, and cereals being (Graduate Dental Department University
The of Children. of Maryland ) ,
Discipline Rice is di-
almost excluded. easily
Send in applications promptlyand
your Bridging and Crowning a Specialty and all other
"About the worst thing parents can do clearly, for this, the last companyof gested and an excellent food, except work done under the most modern methods.
is to discuss the failings of children before the present year. that it abounds in earth salts. Fruitsare im Residence,304 West Ashley Street.

them," says a writer in the Washington in the first
HELEN HARCOURT not only digested
Star.. "The next worst thing is for one ,
parent to attempt to punish the child and Fla -Agt. C. A. S. stomach, but they have a large part [I. SfEEKlER SEED ED., IWt( ,

the other protest against it. Either action :Montclair, Fla. of their nourishment already in a con- MARY T. FROTSCHER, President
will damage the respect of the child for dition to be absorbed and 'assimilated
one or the other of its parents, and if Bread and Longevity.As eaten. Successors to
soon as
Richard Frottcher's GravierStreet Branch Store,
there is one thing more than another that compared with the nourishment The food elements in bread and ce- Nos.518 and 520 Gravier St.,New Orleans, I*.
they want to it is their dignity
they give, fruits and nuts have the of di. Importers and dealers in Flower, Field and
child reals have
before their children. A who gets to undergo a process seed
Garden Seeds. Grasses,clover bulbs, potatoes
the idea that one parent is at variance least proportion of earthy salt. Animal gestion in the stomach and then be and fruit trees in thrir season, Conductedby

with the other on the question dis- flesh comes next, ,then vegetables, passed on to the intestines for a still relatives of the late Richard Frotscher. Orderthrough
manual of
Richard 1896 or
cipline will make both unhappy and and fourth in rank we have cereals further chemical change before theyare send for one free
render itself decidedly objectionable by
and pulses, which are shown to have
playing parent against the other., of use to the human system. Thisis

if you want to have any harmony in the the largest amount of the earthy mat- the great advantage of a diet of lean The trade of the Royal Palm Nurseries -

family get together on the question of ters. From the analysis we see that meats and fruits.North American extends the entire
disciplining the children-at least in fruits as distinct from vegetables have Review. over globe,

their presence-and if you want to quar- the least amount of earth salts. Mostof especially in tropical plants. Jamaicaand
rel on methods do it in the privacy of them contain a large quantity of the West Indies send for their
-your- own apartments, where you can $100 Reward $100. and fruit plants. English
water but that water is of the purest oranges
have it out without lowering yourselvesin The readers of this paper will be pleasedto colonies in tropical climates call on
kind-a distilled of natureandhas y
the eyes of the children. water there is at least dreaded '
learn that one them for millions of sisal hemp
yearly ,
in solution vegetable albumen.We disease that science has been able to cure

A correspondent of the New York In- also notice that they are, to a in all its stages, and that is Catarrh. the great fibre plant. New Guinea,
oxidized albu- Hall's Catarrh Cure is the only positive Australia and the Sandwich Islands
dependent says: It is as a sanitariumthat great extent, free from
Florida has been, and will continueto mens-glutinous and fibrinous sub I cure known to the medical fraternity. send in their orders,while New Zealand

be famous. People will go there to stances and of them contain Catarrh being a constitutional disease, comes in for cactus plants. The green

spend the winter, and they.will go thereto ; many requires a constitutional treatment.Hall's houses are enormous, one covering
tartaric malic
acids-citricr etc.- Cure is taken interaliy
make homes, and, apart from the inducement of another has
Of oranges and trucking and which, when taken into the system, acting directly upsn the blood and mu- nearly an acre space;

small fruits, there will always be enough act directly upon the blood by increas- cus surfaces of the system, thereby des- 3,000 square feet of glass, while thereare

of them to guarantee the continued pros- ing its solubility, by thinning it; the troying the foundation of the disease, numerous houses of lath and cloth,

perity of the State. Just now the shock circulation is easily carried. on and giving the patient strength by building containing young palms, ornamentaland
of the freeze still lingers in the air and more up tha constitution and assisting nature tropical fruit plants. They ship
... affects real but another in the capillaries-which become lessened in doing its work. The proprietorshave
estate values
; of to
still and that time in calibre as age advancesthanit so much faith'in its curative powers large quantities pot-grown plants
the young up orange up trees; will come into would if of a thicker nature. These that they offer One Hundred Dollars for nurserymen who prefer them. The

bearing. .I had thoughts of going to acids lower the temperature of the any case that it fails to cure. Send for firm will put in about ten acres of tobacco

Florida, or of investing there, I should thus the list of testimonials. this year and some thirty acres
body and prevent wasting CHENEY & CO.Toledo .
F. J.
moat certainly not let the freeze influence of oranges of different varieties.-
I me, unless it should be an additional process of oxidation, or combustionin 0.
inducement to hasten my movements. the system. S Sold by Druggist, 75c. Tampa

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'"Farmer' and Frail grower Cabbage and lettuce were generally Another at Eden reports, no injuryto money for the government incidentally

.Florida.> frozen stiff, and many plants, espe- pine buds or plants at all, except ina gives protection to some local in.
cially very young ones and those few cases in low grounds. The ends .dustry and puts money into the pock.
Street A Weekly, Jacksonville.Newspaper Fla. published at 16 Main about to head out, showed up whit of the leaves always turn brown in I ets of those engaged in it, it is folly

ish and the leaves fallen to the ground, winter from cold winds. for anyone in the Nation to denouncethat

TEM OF'SUBSCEIPTION but the. cloudy weather succeedingthe Woodlawn (on the San Lucie river). protection as a robbery of the

For One cold, and especially the rain, revived No harm to the pines. whole people. The United States

for Sir Month........................ ..... i.oo these in a remarkable manner, Sutherland. In some places egg warships and coast defenses cost vast
so that they soon stood bright of and
In Fordjn countries ....................... 3x0 up plants and tomatoes killed to the sums money they incidentally
and green as before the freeze. This protect our fishermen; but it wouldbe
in wilted in oth-
;Subscriptions in all cases cash in suggests the efficacy of spraying ground; others only little less than treason for citizensfar
advance. No discount allowed on one's ers not hurt at all. Lemon,guava and
frosted plants with water when the sun inland to this outlay as
own subscription(except in a club),but to avocado leaves (samples enclosed)unhurt oppose protection .
all agents a liberal cash commission will comes out too bright,and there is no of a special class, simply be;
be allowed on all subscriptions obtainedby danger of a second frost. cause they never eat a sea fish.
them., Write for terms. Some plants showed frosted spots Haines City, Polk county. Think
the tomato is about The farmer in Iowa cares nothing
injured fifty
which thawed out watery-looking and crop
,To new subscriber we will send,
every whether the in Florida
postpaid, a copy of Whitner's "Garden- soft. If these spots were cut out the per cent, though a warm rain has orange grower
ing in Florida.". For two new subscribers plants would recover and be all rightfor helped the plants very much.; Have derives any profit from his business or
at $2.00 each, we will send, home use, though too disfiguredfor plenty of plants to reset. not, and why should he ? If a man
postpaid, a copy of Moore's "Orange cannot make money growing orangeslet
shipment. If not cut out, these Winter Haven. Colonel Briggs
Culture. him else. But he
soft spots would rot right down thinks the damage will amount, in the try something
does whether the United States
Rates of advertising on application. through the plant and perhaps destroy end, to fifty per cent, but Dr. Inman care
Remittances should be made by check, it altogether.To does not place the figure above five Government has a good revenue; for

postal note, money order or registered our great surprise, we found per cent. He thinks the cloudy weather there is nothing more contemptiblethan
letter to order of nation without of
a plenty money,
cauliflowers in full bloom on which which followed the cold will cause
FARMER AND FRUIT GROWER, the leaves had been drawn up and the plants to sprout from the buds which means power.

Jacksonville Fla. tied together above the heads, or along the stems (which tomato plants The only proper way for the gov-
Chas.W.DaCosta,Business Manager. "curds," which were absolutely unhurt somestimes do) as well as from the ernment to regard the orange is as to

In others not thus protectedthe roots. Colonel Briggs has plants to how to get the most revenue out of it.
CONTENTS. heads were ruined. reset fifty or sixty acres if he finds it If too high a tariff is imposed it will
Will NOllhe -gr-;;; NLrsery Trees Strawberry'plants are actually bet- will be necessary. reduce importations and cut down the

Thrive the South?. 82 ter for the freeze. Of course they Aburndale. About fifty per cent customs receipts ; if too low the same
GKOVB AND,, OJl.cnUD-Making Hay in a lost their bloom and fruit, but this damage to tomato plants. Those ultimate effect will be produced. The
Peach Orchard I11u5trated Palms
.-s 3 in Florida,NO.2.( ., ....?)..-.Hardy. 83 was not over five or ten per cent of that were hurt a few weeks ago and tariff should be placed at the very
Work of Bees in Citrus CUlture-Mexican the total fruiting capacity of the sea- sprouted again were not damagedthis highest figure which the citrus traffic

':'Oranges in September........... 84 son. These early blooms are always time. will bear, that is, at the figure which
Native Persimmon Orchard-The Prince regarded by judicious growers as pre- As to orange trees the universal re will so adjust the volume of imports to
Pear-Young Trees are Best.,.-.-. 85 mature and precarious, liable to be port is-not damaged worth mention the, purchasing capacity and tastes of
TOBACCO Florida Tobacco Grower Inten
; rive Culture Profitable....,..... 85 killed by frost at any time, and there. ing. the people that the United States a
Propagating Tobacco' by Slips-Tobacco fore the sooner the better, to husbandthe Ormond. Jan. 28th the thermometer treasury will be most benefitted.The .

Seed...... 86 vitality of the plants. It has al- dropped to 28 at., daylight, Fri Italian importers in New York
FARMER AND TRUCKER-Agriculture Yet in ways been observed that an open win- day'morning to 29. Ice formed, and send men Washington to argue that,
Its Infancy-Ramie Tests in Leon County 86
PouLTRY-The Hen and the Fox-Poultryjand ter, with trifling shipments scatteredall in exposed places remained in sightall because citrus fruits are good for the

Sunflowers-Glorifying the Hen.......... 87 along, does not turn out as well in day through. West India guava health of the people, the tariffon' them
State 88 the outcome ash good stiff winter which leaves scorched, and we think some should be placed at the lowest possi.
OUR RURAL HOME-A Birthday PartyDistilled keeps the plants from fruiting until of the tender wood will have to be ble figure. This is a piece of intoler-
Water-Household Hints...... ...-. 88 March, and then brings them along cut back. Pines riot hurt. Not any able impudence in foreigners, and the "
To the Newly Married-The Discipline of fresh and with in of the citrus in the least
Children-Homes Wanted for Boys- strong, a heavy crop trees injured men who come with before any com-
Bread and Longevity...... 89 their normal season. Nine-tenths even young nursery buds as bright as mittee of Congress should be promptly
EDITORIAL-The Cold Snap-Protection for the grower's money is made in April.A ever. Citrus trees were well prepared, shown to the door.

American Fruit.". 90 dollar a quart for a few insignificant being in a dormant! condition. Protection to life and property is
A Valuable BookAnnouncementNewYork in is .....
"shipments" February no
Market-Market Notes-Our St. or American Fruit. the sacred right of the American citi-

Louis Letter...,... 91 adequate which is compensation almost for to be the inflicted damage Referring to a statement that the zen ; but government assistance in
.Canning Factories-Florida Sumatra Tobacco sure making is quite another thing.
Florida Congressmen belong to a
the main in the par
-Irl Rollicks as Weather Prophet 92 upon output regular
The word protection has been
which is to the of
The Experiment Station Should Moved season by recurrent frosts whittlingaway ty opposed policy
from Lake Cit,.,...................... 4... 94 premature blooms. protection, the Philadelphia Grocery made odious to millions because it was
Illusions-What Will Happen in 1897 ... 96 Cabbage and cauliflower around World says: forced out of its legitimate definitionand
made to mean class favoritism.The .
"If the Florida
Jacksonville were not kurt.Vhere Congressional repre-
Weather in Jacksonville. the latter was in full bloom it was sentatives would interpose their partisan government must protect thecitizen's
Week Ending Peb. 1. x897i3 political ideas in a way contrary to the
covered with sacking, &c., and escap-- interests of their constituents, they oughtto life and property. Thou.
a" a d: -:!Bao ..: ed unharmed.FROM. be drummed,not only out of Congress, sands of citizens in Florida have prop-,
DATE. .. ". .;n 0 r:2 III: ., Ha o";"j SOUTH FLORIDA. but out of the State. This is not a matter erty in groves to which the cheap Ital.
00 :s p; of politics that is to partisan ian is It does
- - i From our correspondents and from say pol- orange a menace. not
Jan, 26........ 049 51 55 44 11 50 ..26bee. private advices received in this city itics. Politics should really mean that threaten to take away a single acre of
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27 "S 38 so 30 20 040 .80 which advances the interests of one's .
Dec. 28 ........ 23 3J 35 21 17 330 .00 i we learn the following facts:, constituents-the greatest good to the those groves at the point of the stiletto, 1
Jan.3O.Jan 29 ............... 32 23 32 44 34 48 22 29 19 12 28 38 .o.t,00 At West Palm Beach the temperature greatest number, in other words. Undeniably but it robs every acre of a part of its
ran. JI ........ 43 49 SO 43 7 46 ..43cb. reached 35'' but a strong wind Florida and California both need value. These groves are often the
1. 62 58 20 60
70 So 1.53 higher duties on fruits. They will of American citizens
--- prevented any frost and no damage is green property good
MUD ......... 39 44 49 34 IS 42 306 perceptible on the pineapples.From be greatly handicapped if they don't receive who are invalids, and cannot live any-
them and if the States'
TotAl rainfall Congres-
A. J. MITCHELL. Observer. Eden, a, resident writes: sional representatives fail to see it in that where else in the country. ThereforeTHE
"While icicles formed under a leak in light they are unfit to longer represent FARMER AND FRUIT GROWER
The Cold Snap. my water tank, tomato vines not ten the States." would respectfully say to Congress :

At the writer's country place, Law. feet away show no signs of frost or It is magnanimous of the World to Put on to the pauper-grown and sour

tey, Bradford county, which experi freeze and a quarter acre of beans a say this, for it represents the dealer Italian orange and the wormy Mexican -,
enced a temperature of 21, he madea hundred feet away are not hurt any; and consumer, who are supposed to all the tariff the citrus traffic will

careful examination of the trees and now, three days after, there is no favqr lower prices for fruit instead of bear; and then-if you want the Am.

and plants and found the followingstate apparent damage showing up on the the higher prices which higher tariffs erican people to be able Jo enjoy the

of facts: In some situations or- pines except in low spots and there would bring about. fancy hammock oranges of Florida

ange sprouts were slightly damaged, but slightly. But without doubt it has The fundamental object of all tar- steam-packed and tissue wrapped, 176to
the tender tips being frosted. In checked the crops a few weeks. We iffs-and without accomplishing whichno the box, with skins like veltet anda

other.situations they were not injuredat have had a continuous heavy rainfall tariff has a right to exist-is reve bouquet like old Amontilladoputon

all beyond the loss of a part of their since and if we have no more cold nue. The government must live andit a little bit more. Dakota will vote

foliage, some leaves remaining greento weather I think that our. pines will be must have money, and if a tariff for this on account of that blizzard she
the extremities of small twigs. better than ever." I imposed for the purpose of raising sent us. -.

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A Valuable Book. Strawberries-There have been mod- THE -- .. ._

The first edition of this old standard erate arrivals from Florida, mostly be-
publication was written more than thirty low choice quality. Cold wintry weather
yean ago, by:John J, Thomas, who ranks has interferred with-demand and the FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF FLORIDA;;
next after the Downings and Barry as qualities generally offering have been ;
the foremost pomological authority of this hard to sell even at lower prices. To-
country. In its present form it com- ward the close a few fancy Lady Thompson JAOKSO L .

prises 758 pages, divided into three parts; sold at 65c. and Charleston Seedling The Oldest National Bank in the State.
the first on the general principles of fruit .at 50c but most of the week's sales have .

culture, the second on varieties of fruits, i been at 20 to 35c. Florida advices report CHARTERED, 1874. CHARTER EXTENDED, 1894. ";"
the third on fruits. This serious set back and damage to berries by : ,;
sub-tropical By conservative,yet liberal methods, this bank has achieved
cold weather. highest reputation for solidity
third and newly added part,was specially strength and ability to meet all legitimate demands.
prepared for the work by E. H. Hart, of VEGETA LES.-Beets, Floridaper bush, We buy and :sell foreign and domestic exchange on the most favorable terms, drawing our own,
Federal Point, Fla., a name which, to 40 to 50cf! 100 bchs 3.00 to 3.50; cauli- drafts on all parts of the world. '
We invite visit
Floridians is a sufficient guarantee of its flowers, Florida, half-bbl bsk,3.00 to 4.00; favors shall at a all times or correspondence receive intelligent,looking and careful toward attention business relations assuring you that your-

accuracy and value. Mr. Hart's long ex- inferior, per bbl.,75c to 1.00c; abbage, per JAMES M. SCHUMACHER
perience, both as a fruit-grower and as a barrel crate, 1.25 to 1.50; egg plants, Fla.. R. C. COOLEY
horticultural writer has made this department choice per half-barrel bask., 1.50 to 2.00; President. Cashier
a model of condensation and per barrel, 2.50 to 5.00;lettuce, Fla., choice Safe Deposit Boxes For Rent. '
clearness. The orange grower can well per half barrel bask., 1.50 to 2.00; inferior -
afford to purchase the five hundred pageson 75c to 1.00; onions Havana, per box,
apples, etc., which he does not want 2.50 to 3.00; peppers, Fla.. per crate or
for the sake of the thirty odd pages whichhe carrier, 100 to 2.00; peas, Flaper crate, GARDENAt & FIELD SEED
does want It is a horticultural classic 1.50 to 3.50; string beans, Fla., express,
; and fitly rounds out a career that has bask or crate 2.00 to 3.00; green freight, Prices to I
given Florida citriculture so much of en- 2.00 to 3.00; tomatoes, Florida, fancy, the Times. ..

during value} in instruction, in example per carrier, 1.50 to 1.75; fair to prime, Tomato, all varieties. per Ib. $1.50 Peas, early varieties. per bu. $3.00
a and in developed species to which his 1.00 to 1 25. FRENCH & Co. Dwarf Champion per lb. 1.75 American Wonder per bUt 4.00

name has become attached.The ---...-- Squash . . per Ib. 40 Turnip Seed . per lb. 30
chapter on the kaki occupies a Philadelphia Market. Cucumber. . . per lb. 40 Corn, field varieties. per bu. 1.60
greater space than the importance of Beans Valentine& Refugee bu. 2.90 *'
per Sugar, varieties. bu..2.25
Strawberries 25 to 60c Cauliflower per
the fruit warrants in opinion we per quart; -
our ; Wax . perbu. 3.25 gSend for
begrudge at least half the pages taken per box, 2.00 to 3.00; per bbl, price-list. TAll
from the citrus and given to this over- 5.00 to 10.00; green peas, per crateor Seeds from best growers in United States and Europe.
praised and waning fruit. We note two bas, 2.00 to 3.00; string beans, green, L. CAMERON ,i
errors, one on page 607 stating that all pel crate or bas 2.50 to 3.50; cucumbers Jacksonville, FJa.RAFFIA .
varieties will endure any temperature per crate, 4.00 to 5.00; tomatoes, per car-
-down to 10 Fahrenheit, and another on rier, 2.00 to 3.00); green, 1.00 to 2.00; beets Acknowledged
page 610 stating that the demand for the (new, per bunch) 4 to 7 cents; Fquash, for similar purposes.superior Bold to all by other the pound.materials If used ..
kaki is yearly increasing, from both of per orange box, 1.00 to 2.00; egg plants, 4 never saw It, get a sample and quotations you. \
.:which propositions we are forced to dis per bbl., 4.00 to 6.00; cabbage, per bbl or FOR TYING BUDS AND GRAFTS, THOMAS MEEHAN & SONS,6ermantowDPa .;
sent. b. c., 2.00 to 2.23; peppers, cat rier or box, ",- -- --- ,
o The book as a whole, while lacking the 1.25 to 2.00; lettuce, per has., 75c to 1.25; -- - -- -

encyclopedic compreh naiveness of celery, per bunch, Jio to 50c; new potatoes .
Downing's work, is complete enough for per bbl., 4.00 to 5.00; orange, Flor- and Patzcuaro. The importance of eachis Bradley Redjltld. Eugene B. Bett/kld/
the practical fruit-grower will scarcely] ida, 3.50 to 4.50; grapefruit, 4.00 to 8.00; in the order named. Irrigation is usedin ESTABLISHED l8i. <-J
need revision for .the next twenty years tangerines, 6.00 to 8.00. only four of the districts. The priceof '
probably. It covers all the United States REDFIED & SON. oranges on the trees varies from ?5 to REDFIELD & SON,
except on the Pacific slope, which has a $12 in Mexican money.-The Fruitman's
s fruit-world and a manual of its own. Buffalo Market. Guide. Commission Merchants

*The American Fruit. Culturist. Twentieth Buffalo, N. Y., Jan. 30.-Increased receipts About 100 bundles of Spanish manda- -AJTD-
r edition revised and enlarged ; by William H S. tomatoes. Strictly fancy ripened rins were disposed of at auction this Fruit '
Wood. New York William Wood and Com- 6 basket carriers, 2.50 to 3.00; green, etc. week and prices realized from 37} centsto Auctioneers ,

pany 1897. ..... 1.50 to 2.00. ''Strawberries, well ripened 42| cents per small box; while a quan- 141 Dock Street, Philadelphia, Pa._
fancy, 65 to 75 cts.; green, etc., 40 to 55 tity of Florida mandarins realized 75c to
l Announcement. cts. Cucumbers, fancy, 75 to 1.00 per 1.15 per half box. We handle all kinds of Fruit and Vegetables

:. The firm Wilson & Toomer has been doz; common, 30 to 65 cts per doz.; lair New York auction prices, pineapplesper either at private sale(which has heretofore beta
succeeded by Wilson &Toomer FertilizerCo. demand for fancy. Peas, fancy, 2.50 to crate good Floridas in crates 24 ea our custom)or by the auction system (recently
There is no change in the policy or 3.00 per bu.; poor frosted, etc., 1.00 to 1.00 to 3.25,30 ea 2.50 to 2.75; Havana, added to our business)as you may desire. /

management, Mr. Wiley G. Toomer will 2.00. Fancy round string Beans, green, large 15c to 18c each, medium, 8c to lOc ,. !
be president, and Mr. Lorenzo A. Wilson 200 to 2.50 per bu.; ditto flat, 1.25 to 1.75 each; Large Cayenne 20c to 50c ea. as ..,
secretary and general manager.We per bu. Lettuce, fancy, half-barrel bas- per size.
shall continue the manufacture of kets 1.50 to 2.00; poor, 1.00 to 1.25. Fair '
A large pineapple importer referringto
the well-known and popular Ideal brandsof amounts of Florida stuff can be sold as paid "Havana QUICK WORK
the :
coming season
fertilizer,and the high standard of the well here as anywhere, but it is not policy shipments will be less than, has been the ;
past will be fully maintained. In these to ship anything else. Ship steamerto In selling and paying for Fruits and ?eg-:
in number of Nassau a
case a years. etables shipped to us is our motto. Wl. ,
goods we give the best value of any fer- New York thence fast freight.
good crop, but the pine is undesirable, GIVE GOODS SENT US BY GROWERS<
tilizers offered in the State we call them BATTKRSON & Co.
; because it is small and does not keep FIRST PLACE BECAUSE WE NEVER
the Ideal Fertilizer, because in buying well." F.or these reasons Floridians can BUY OURSELVES. They are protectedby
them it is just the same as buying the our 40 years experience without default.;A
Market Notes.Of expect to get very good prices for the ing a dollar. Enquire as to our standing '
materials with but $1.00 ton ad-
pure per large which is and financial stability which any bank;or>
the maturing of prospective crop, expec-
ded for mixing and re-sacking. There is present crop or- merchants having mercantile reports can .4
in Southern California which is ted to be of fine quality. .
anges verify-then try us-WE BELIEVE OUR
not a pound of waste matter, coloring or .
estimated at 6,000 cars, the southern Cal- *- METHOD WILL SATISFY YOU. Send
cheap filler used in making these goods, will control your name for our quotations. Stencil and<
ifornia Fruit Exchange according St. Louis Letter.
Our '
every ounce being soluble plant food. cards free. Letters promptly answered...
We shall continue to carry the largest to the figures of those competentto The past week sent such a chill throughthe
and most complete stock of fertilizer ma- judge, not more than 1350 cars.-An- whole country that the outlook for FRENCH & CON,
terials and agricultural chemicals of any aheim Gazette. earl v fruits and vegetables from the Southis
house in the State, also a full supply of Ruhlman & Co. say-We sold sold wholly changed. At this writing it can 116 Warren St., New' York.
H. J. Baker & Bros. celebrated Complete several cars of California Navels this be safely said that the injury inflicted on > ESTABLISHED 1855.
., Manures. week at 2.15 to 4.05, as to size and qual- these early crops is quite serious throughout -
Quality will remain our first aim and ity. From Florida we received 704 bxs the entire South. Advices indicate

we trust that by the merit of our goods oranges and 5 boxes grape fruit. Orangesare that freezing: temperature visited as far 1
and honorable dealing we may continue selling at 3.50 to 4.75, as to size and south as Central Florida, or 200 miles
worthy of the favors which have won quality, except 80 and 96. Grape fruit south of Jacksonville. This is a most The RawlS-Williams Company YVHOLE8ALE
prosperity and prestige for Wilson & is in good demand.-Fruit Trade Journal. discouraging blow to the truck farmers ,

Toomer. The Mexican orange crop this year will and fruit growers of Florida. Later ad- "- .
The new firm asks a continuance of aggregate 1,400 carloads, but the equiva- 'vices may favorably alter the situation. y

your patronage, and awaiting your favors lent of fully 300 carloads will never be First reports are too often exaggerated.Gulf Pro uce and Commissio
4 and orders, we beg to remain, shipped having rotted, owing to lack of Coast..points in Texas, the same .
,Yours, i packing and railroad facilities. The latitude as Central Florida, embracing I
i ILSON&TOOMERFERTILIZER I home consumption was 60,000 boxes. Rockport, Corpus Ci.risti, and intervening
'':t CO. The average cost of the oranges f. o. b. points, where truck farming is now conducted COUNTRY PRODUCE a Specially.Domestic AND. POULTRY-

has been about 1.25 per box (gold), the quite extensively, was visited bya Q- and Foreign Fruits in se&1OD.wia
New York Market. freight 87J cents to Eastern and Western',! severe freeze and 700 cars of early cab Hay, Grain,Flour and Canned Goods..

OrangeS-Receipts from Florida have points, the duty: is about 16 cents, or a bage are enumerated as the losses result- STATE AGENT EXCELSIOR )lAiT.Honest .
been light and the demand fair for choice total of 2.291 sold. A great increase in ing. Around Galveston and along the Returns Guaranteed_same day of-!..
qualities, with prices firm. Mandarinsare j cultivation is going on.200,000 trees having coast further south the freeze was still Consignments solicited. Give as a trial
mostly below prime and very dull been set out during the past year. more disastrous. We will be pleased to send you our Quotations
sale. Tangarines scarce and fancy would I'I The principal orange districts are La I Strangely enough, some points further on application.
sell at full prices. Very little grapefruit Barca, Guadalajara, Hermosillo, Guaya- north did not fare so badly. A letter Offices and Salesroom, 500 and 503 West Bay-St.
offering and fancy stock wanted. mas, GantepeCjCordova, Jalapa, Linares, I dated New Orleans, January 28, received Warehouses, P.C.&P.Yards,JacksonvlU i1'f;Fl.*.

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yeday' from a big truck grower, de- .- -. -. .
elMepaa cold wave did not hurt them THESouthSide-
MHf M fiff*s his observations extended.
Bat little complaint has been heard from

Georgia Among the, novelties which suffered

badly for lack of patronage last week I IFRUIT'
were tf rawbemea. Zero weather spoils
the appetite for the luscious berry. Sevejfclilots tft4IE1
.of:nice fruit came from Florid

Spme.Texas,shipments came in also, but
they aition.were not so desirable in quality oreo CARRIERSThe

Collections, credit, etc., were discussedby
the llate convention of commission Standard of Excellence.
Shortest Most Attractive
laercbants at Boston, and the disclosures Send for Catalogue and Prices from First -Hands.SOlTff ,
niade..owthat i needed reforms in this
direction hare been brought about, and S/DfMfG CO. PmRSBURGVA- OUTE

theprincip.citie with few exceptions, BETWEEN
J34ye! now ironclad rules that sate thoutjKlfof FLORIDA POINTS AND THE NORTH

dollars annually to the variousnumbers ... THB
$ --- -------- -- --
of the association. All bills are
payable on Monday. A few days' grace; Canning Factories.Editor well afford, if necessary, to wait until Florida Central and PeninsularNEW

are added, and failure to settle within Farmer and Fruit-Grower: spring to dispose of it. The demand THROUGH ROUTES.
time places the name of the party on the The South's great benefit is to be for'consumption increases dispropor-
elinqaeht list from which it cannot beAmoved derived from Your ; New York to Jacksonville by
manufacturing. I tionatly to the supply, and if canners New Florida Pennsylvania R. R. to Washington -
until he has settled. A member supremacy as an agricultural.region is would reflect there is rarely any real and Southern Railway to
of I'theFruit: and Produce Dealers'Aliociation' I Northern Columbia, Florida Central &
{ : of .Baltimore declared her recognized, but the line of the greatest [ cause for anxiety. This country is Air Line. Peninsular to all principal

a t11d-n t surrender his membership for operations will be in the establish-I I large, facilities for distribution are increasing points in Florida.

$1,000, and'added that the bad debts in ment of factories and mills and the trade for canned Cincinnati tion by Queen to Harriman& Crescent JunoCincinnati ,

the trade had been reduced through this your produce into finished articles for goods is growing. In every house- 1 Harriman Junction to Ash e-
Asheville & vine and Columbia South-
to half of by
from three cent one
agency per the market. I know nothing that hold of the
P. M. KIEEY. they are a part daily ern Railway, and Florida
per cent. .. would pay more than canning facto I rations. They are cheap, ready for Jacksonville j bia Central to Jacksonville.&Pensnsular-Colum-

BOWl('BRONCHIAL TBOCHCS" are ator7vet ries. It requires comparatively small I use, and in all respects desirable; Cincinnati to Jacksonville by
capital stimulates the farming class to without them there of Cincinnati Queen & Crescent to Chatta-
mo8t for ,
Ii : effectual remedy are parts our and Inooga, Southern R'y to Ever-
Co ba. Hbareiiess'and Bronchial Troubl grow a greater variety of products by country that would be forced to sub- Florida}etto,Florida Central& Peninsular

'Avoid imitations. affording them a cash market at their I sist on salt meat and bread. To the Limited.- all important Florida
... ..
-' own doors, gives employment to num- camp, the mine and the mariner they Kansas Kansas City: Fort Scott &
The value of Irl Hicks' weather predictions I City Memphis Kansas ,
bers of male and female whowould and
persons, are now indispensable.
lIS illustrated in his forecast for De- JackBo'villeThro }I Ito Birmingham,Southern RTy'
.cember. He prophesied extraordinary otherwise have none, and sends 1 I I The worst feature of the businessis Line to Everette, Fla. Central i
Peninsular to all Fla. points.
disturbances, extreme cold extending in- out a valuable food product which the ignorance of the buyers as to Louis to Jacksonville by

to the far South, and advised the protec- will return money to circulate in domestic the amount of output. They swallow 1St. Short Line to Du Quoin,
tion of in the month. Holly Sp'gs Central to Holly Sp'gs,
early channels.
any and all reports, and few are gov- lloute. City Memphis & Birmingham -
kin.the northern belt of the orangegrowing Another advantage is that the industry erned by sound judgment. Take the j to Birmingham,Sou.
portion of the State there was R'y to Everette and F. C.&P.
no cold to affect the most tender vegeta- can be built by home capital; country at large, this year, and we Sioux City&Chicago to Jacksonville -

bles, and, on the whole,.it was one of the a canning factory is in every respect a venture to assert that the pack does Holly Sp'gs Ill. Cent to Holly
Sp'g K., C. M. & B. to Bir-
most |Je esant Decembers in the last home industry. The South raises not exceed three fifths of an averageone Itoute. }mingham, Sou. R'y to Ever-

dozen years.It nearly every variety of fruits and vegetables and that too in the face of littleor ette and the F. C. & P.
Is safe for Mr. Hicks not to localize and the would thrive Louis'ille&Nash'ille to Rive
,hii storms and prefix his dates with an industry nothing being carried over from New Orleans Junction. F. C. & P. only

'abotit11," or"if,which is his usual custom. there. Especially would it be of ad- last season. Most of our own pro. Jackso'vllle To 1 between route with New through Orleans sleepers and

'" -:1', : vantage to small towns. ducts were sold before they were Jacksonville.The .

Wm. 1. MWry,of Morgan Hill P., 0. The best paying canned goods are canned, or whilst being canned; and F. C. & P. baa 700 miles of track In

.Buncombe Co. N. C.,claims he has a prosees peaches, tomatoes, peas, beans, corn, the supply left is a mere bagatelle.You Florida Tobacco running Regions through the

of reducing "floats" to an available sweet potatoes, berries, oysters, fish can furnish oysters, fish, fruits, Stock farming and Dairy Button,
I 1'eacn and Strawberry Lamb,
,of ton acids
Jf he ill not'mistaken, he is a benefactor these, as well as all canned goods East or North; undoubtedly you can Phosphate JIaa the milter Spring and

'jto the agrioultural world. If his claims increases each year, as the people furnish these goods, whose superiorsdo Other Fine Scenery

/:'m demonstrable, commertial fertilizers learn the value of this food product.The not grow anywhere in Uncle Sam's The Great Reaches Hunting the toted Country.Fishing Ground

hould be furnished at a great. reduction. Southern States should not be dominions. Has the best lands for tillage, greatest vari-
*. iI ... ety of soils in the State,and above all
forced to buy canned goods from the There have been failures in the
: B. Moodie claims that th- Runs over the Central RIdgeland
.Colonel F. North and West, when-the natural resources South. It has not been brought Where It Is High and Healthy.
F16ridii; .Sumatra tobacco plant,is superior -
; of your own country offer such about by natural circumstances it Prosperous towns fill Its route and It offers
in quality to the Sumatra grown arti- the best freight facilities for any produce to
cT.>ana that unlike the leaf direct from inducements to the establishment of was caused by a lack of economy and the Northern markets.
' :which is in the Send also for the best map of Florida (sent
-Sumatra, so poor quality) : as industry. painstaking care and cooperation.These free) and note the towns on its route.
to;!*unfit for,the bulk of the cigar (fill- About two years ago I had occas- are indispensable elements of A.O.MACDONELL.G.P.A ,
er,1YiJid! binders this Sumatran seed Jacksonville Fla.
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ion to sample a can of very fine Maine success in any business. The farmer i -
deaf, when allowed to fully ripen, pos-
.t-8eI8e '' uality and aroma that make it corn, in one of the leading cities of:. is slow to plant for these canning factories The Fla. Cent. & Peninsular R R.

J;deeirab1e\>> for fillers. ,In this respect, it the South. I remarked to the dealer even when the canner tells .

celems to improve after one or two years that I could duplicate it in the South. him he can realize more for the pro Offers to Shippers

'dp meati cation. In Florida it does well He ridiculed the idea, and said that duct in one season than the land it is The Shortest and Quickest Route
old and lands while in Su-
both new .
on it could be done outside of the
inutrtfi; tobacco is grown largely on new not grown on would sell for. Let the BETWEEN
land. Aside from its hardiness thrift New England States." I told him canner demonstrate to the farmers by FLORIDA AND ALL POINTS IN

and quick-growing qualities, and the all right, I would prove my assertion actual tests that these products are THE EAST AND WEST.
Florida the best leaf commands, this later on. Three or four months after- not any harder to cultivate than an With Improved Ventilated Cars,this com-
Sumatra seedleaf is specially at- wards, I presented the gentleman witha of six cent cotton and that the pany is better equipped than ever ever to
acre ;
tractive to the planter because under the handle the Orange and Vegetable Crops,and
conditions it averages ,twice as can of corn packed in the South, by same land that makes him in good Insure close connections and prompt despatchto
fame Markets.
all Eastern and Western
f fm> ny."pounds of cured leaf per acre as4he myself. I asked him to sample and seasons one-half bale of cotton to the Through oars to destination with-

.- other'varieties heretofore grown in express his opinion of the same. He acre, will grow him on an average, out change or delay. .

Florida. did so, and at once said, "take that 200 bushels of tomatoes at 250 per Perishable freight followed by wire and
advised time passing various Junction

corn, go into the market and tell bushel, 75 bushels of peas at 6oc per points and arrival at destination. .
Good road conventions are being held All claims for overcharges and loss prompt- "
, dealers to get down their best brands bushel, or 100 bushels of beans at soc
t throughout the country. With good ly adjusted.
.rpadi a i'1 heavy'tax upon the farmer would and you will cut out with them; you per bushel, and so on, and not impoverish See that your goods are marked. "
b&lifted and the bicycle rider could have have got the corn to do it with. If his land to the extent that via F. C. & P. R. R.

'*1r* ,cerooiuse. that is the kind ot corn you are pack cotton does. One farmer related to For Information call on or address the undersigned -

--M ing in the South, you wont have to me in Indiana some years ago when C. B. TAYLOR: Trav.A'gt Ocala FIL
&toarint season has fairly begun butfrj&tflO&ewhat hunt for buyers long, they will be he received a check for eighty odd W. B. TUCKER Gen.A'K't.; ,Orlando, Fla'
later date than usual. The G. M.HOLDEN,Trar. A'gt Leesburp Fli
hunting for you." dollars for tomatoes grown on less W.R. FULLER.Trav. AVt,Tampa FlA.
et> MOntb11 excursions at half fare Or N.S. PENNINGTON.Traffic Manager
will undoubtedly augment the travel to So small is the stock of canned than an acre of land, that "it was so Jacksonville,Fla.

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FOR SALE Two Leon county farms,480 acres OWKER'S ANIMAL MEAL. To make hens
WINTER HAVEN NURSERIES 390 acres. Excellent for stock raising and lay and chicks grow. Our little book the
tobacco growing. W. B. Clarkson,Jacksonville, Egg tells all about 11. E. W. AMSDEN.
x;: if 4 4 Fla. 8-24-tf 9-i9-tf Ormond, Fla.

Offerjthelr _Fine. Stock of CITRUS TREES at Reduced Prices. .
.. NURSERY TREES-I WILL HAVE 20,000 \TTIRE NETTING, best goods for the least
f. { of the most popular varietiesfor TT money. Write for latest price list. E.W.
fc- & v delivery this fall and winter. Send in your AMSDEN Ormond, Fla. 9-io-tf
:f Parson' JrowD, Ruby, Amory, Jaffa Bloods, St. Michael, Jaffa, Wash. Navels, orders now, and be sure to ret what you want.
Tardiff, Dancy, King Tangerines, Villa Franca Lemons. Pric s and particulars on application. W. K.
Trimble,Braidentown, Manatee County, Pla; LOUISIANA (
Triumph, Marsh Seedless, Thornless Silver Cluster Pomelos. i2-26-tf ) grass for lawns and permanent
pastures. Sets, $:.5o per 1,000, by express; 35
At $25 per 100, f. o. b. ; 10 per ,cent. off on 500 lots. NO EQUALS IN THE STATE. SATSUMAtrees centsperhundredpostagepaid.Fla.'WANTED. W.H. POWERS,
on sweet stock, Hart's Late. Dancy Lawtey,
All trees are budded low on rough lemon stocks about 1J inch diameter. Buds Tangerines and Parson Brown budded low.
4J to 6 feet high,first class in every respect and guaranteed true to name. trained to sticks. Buds 4 to 7 fret high. Limited A LARGE QUANTITY OF CHI-
stock. Write now. H. FRIEDLANDER, In- trees on sour stock, 3 or 4
t > Address, ,RICHARD KLEMM, Winter Haven, Fla. terlachen, Fla. 10-10-15 years old. Also, some Lemon trees on truoliataktock.
State price particulars.
TREES.-cARNEY PARSON 12-5-8 Box 1294, New Orleans La.DHOENIX .
up in the road. Once get the farmers ItOENT- -WOBD" COLUMN. NURSERY Grape Fruit budded low on
sour stock,at very reasonable prices. NURSERIES.-A CHOICE SE-
to know the good of it and the RATES.-Twenty words, name and address, 6 mos C. GOMPERTS, Lady Lake,Ela. Trees at bottom prices, No
balance of it is back numbers. Fourteen yean in the business.
easy. one week,25 cents; three weeks 50 cents Nothing Send for price list before buying.PH .
There .is another feature of the canning taken for less than 25 cents. FOR SALE OR EXCHANGE.-A Fine Bear Ntx NURSERIES '
Orange Grove-a south side lake fronta 12-26-12 Braidentown,Pia.FOR .
---.busiiiess. that deserves special Advertisements for this column MUST be pre- railroad front, and one mile from town. Also
paid. fine vegetable and strawberry land. Send for
mention and that is the it BALE.TWO THOUSAND THRIFTY
employment Send no stamps larger than two cents. circulars. Address Postoffice Box No. t3,
furnishes at good to class Initials and figures: count as one word. 11612 Lakeland, Po'k! Co., Fla. Seedlings. One hundred Cherry
every Laurel a fine evergreen. A nearly new loo-egg

of people) ; ,male and female, find it IMPERIAL PEKIN DUCK EGGS for Hfttch- FIGS? I HAVE THEM I AU the best kinds. Incubator.12-264 A. J.Orlando ALDRICH, Fla.,
of for three for Cassava Write for prices.M. .
pleasant and profitable work. An 13 $2.00; settings .
$5.00. Address MRS. MARY KLEMM. CHESEBRO, Plnmmers,Fla.BARRED
outfit costing $200.00'for machinery, 2-6-6 Winter Haven, Fla.EGGS FOR SALE.-SPLENDID FIVE-YEAR OLD.
Fruit also Seedbed Seedlings
would give employment to at least that will increase tenfold in two years with
Fine Stock. One dollar for thirteen.
FOR HATCHING.-15 Eggs, $r.oo, or
forty people directly and as many for$1.50. From choice pure-bred S. C, Ftb.: 15,will have limited number choice Geraniums proper care.-Seminole Nursery,
Fort!Meade Fla. 1-2-5 V. B. WEBSTER.
in flower, four and five-inch Strong
more indirectly. It is Brown Ieghorn'and. Barred Plymouth Rocks.
Also few fine breeding Cockerels at low pricts. plants Wnte for prices to J. A. ICENHOUR, I BUDS on Rough Lemon Stocks.
adapted to the smaller towns and E. & W. K.PEASLEE. 123 3 Upsala, Fla. I SPLENDID Don't Have to wait a lifetime
cities. 13 3 Fernandina, Fla.HART'S << I to get an income. J. P. DONNELLY.
EGGS TO HATCH.-First-class S. C. B. Leg- 1-2-6 Mt.Dora Florida.
Yes canning will i in the South LATE AND PARSON BROWN Egrs, (Forsyth and Amsden strain])
pay ; and Buds. Wiite for prices. etc. delivered f. o. Jacksonville, at $1.00 per 13; $2 milOROUGH-BRED MAMMOTH LIGHT
you have these thingswhich with good I 23 If W. H. MANN Mannville, Fla. per 50. M. CHESEBRO. JL Brahma Cockerels and Pullets, $i.oo to 2 ob.
Plummers, Duval Co., Fla. Plymouth Rock Pullets, $1.00 each. From prize
and will
management perseverance THIRTY THOUSAND NURSERY TREES winners. Mas. GOMPERTS.
make canning factories in the Seedling Grape Fruit four andonehalf 6 mos Lady Lake, Fla.
pay I' years old. Also Hart's and Valencia YOU USE A FERTILIZER FOR PROFIT.
South as they are paying in so many Late, Dancy Tangerines: Budded Grape Fruit, thousands who during th* last twenty
Eureka Lemon. All buds on years have used THE PA1>TE FRRTILIZER BEAUTIFUL PI.ANTS.-NfghtbloomgfbQueen
other States. I will be glad to give PineapPleland four and one-half years old. COMPANY'S Celebrated High-Gn Special> Mixtures Bu'ba warranted to bloom this season,Zoe.plants
people any further information in reference Buds grown to stakes. Trees very fine and sure have proven their value. Prepared especially soc; Zanzavarina,isc; Strobilanthus, l.5Ci; Ota
to both to and Write for Vegetables, Trees and Vines Florida
please, as quality price. us. heite Orange. 2oc; California Violets, -,ear
to this industry that I can. BOWYER&STEPHENS, soils. Write them at Jacksonvile Fla. 123 6 olds, 2c; Lady Campbell same locG; tau,
> W. H. MANN.Baltimore 123 1 Lakeland, Fla. "Sunrise" ijc; Pink Oleander, ijc; Carnations,
BRONZE TURKEYS,CORNISH ) SALE OR F CHANGE.-A new sooFggIncubator lOCi; Spotted-leaf Begonia. 150. Hundreds of others.
Jan. 26,1897. MAMMOTH and Brooder. Address -'D .
,, Black. Langshans. Hen RUMLEY'S ROSE GARDEN
8 .I tf Care of Farmer and Fruit Grower. Keuka Lake, Fia
Eggs $r.oo per dozen; Turkey $a.c< 123 5 MRS. W. H. M INN, Mannville, Fla.
\ 'Experiment: ; _Station Should be

w "**- > Moved. CALLA large LILY, 20 cents BULBS-Californla, free by mail. grown Plantsin ,
Now that the residence of the Director 8-inch pots,for Easter blooming, 50 cents.RUMLBY'S THE LAKELAND NURSERIES
ROSE GARDEN, Keuka, Fla.
of the Experiment Station at ,

Lake City lies in ashes, together with +THOSE WHO CONTEMPLATE*

several of the outbuildings: the Legis- Planting Melons, either for market or homeuse C. M. MA SH:, Fropi letor.:
lature at is! approaching session should should buy their seed of me. I have aU variet'es
,and to those purchasing of me I furnish
seriously l ,consider the propriety of removing full directions growing,giving each purchaserthe
benefit of my fifteen years in Melon Growing.
the station. Most of the
Monticello,Fla. W. M. GIRARDEAU.
ground now belonging to it is a steep Wholesale and Retail Dealer In

hillside sloping down to the lake, partly CITRUS NURSERY TREES.All .

to the; 'east, partly to the south; the leading varieties at Lowest Prices, Car-

sandy, sterile) burned by the sun in ney Rind Parson St. Michael Brown,Pierces', Sanford Ruby Medt., Jaffa Sweet, Pineapple Paper General Nursery Stock.

summer, and gullied or washed away Majorca, Cunningham, Homosassa andHart's
Late Pernambuco, Improved Triumph,
.8eyeryrairi.i < Very little of it is fit Walters, Everett and Marsh's Seedless Grape
for field at all without Fruit, Satsuma, Tangerine and King All fine
any crops ex- one year old buds, on four and five year old THE LARGEST ASSORTMENT OF
tensive terracing and fertilizing. The Rough Lemon, Grape Fruit and Sour stock, Will
bud dormant on contract to any varieties parties
wonder is that such a spot was ever may desire. Fine Kumquat Budwood for sale.

selected for,the, purpose. Villa Correspondence Lake Nurseries solicited., Fruitland Address Park C. W.LakeCo. Fox OrangR aI Lemon LIB and Grapefrilit Trees.

Florida's diversity of soil and cli- ., Fla. ,

mate requires, as in the case of Louisiana -
FRUIT TREES VINES We Make a Specialty of
more,than one experiment sta ,

tion. One should be situated in Middle PLANTS and NUT TREES. SEEDLESS CITRUS FRUIT TREES.

or West Florida-the fanning belt For Southern Orchards, Gar-
dens and Groves. No .agents.
-and the other in Central or 'Southern Write for price list.

Florida-the orange or fruitgrowing JENNINGS NURSERY CO., SEE OUR LIST BELO'V'.

belt. Now that these buildingsare 9-26-25 Thomasville. Ca. Our intentions are to close out this immense stock of Citrus trees, If fine trees and bed-
rock prices will do it. We have twenty five varieties of Citrus trees propagated on Sour.
in ashes the expense of removal The late appearance of the January Grapefruit, Sweet and Rough Lemon Seedling Hoots,as follows :

would be greatly lessened. Ruralist was owing to the slowness of the .

But if considerations of management transportation companies. The usual ORANGES. LEMONS.

require that the Experiment Station time of the shipment of paper from the Dancy Tangerine, ,,,' Eureka (seedless)
Satsuma seedless) Belalr Premium and Genoa.
mill is seven to ten days but this time (
must be in the of ,
kept near vicinity King '
was extended to three weeks. c-
:Mandarin. POMELO or GRAPEFRUIT. ::
the State Agricultural College, thenat Rev. Irl Hicks had better quit. His King Tangerine. i. .
!least let us hope. that the Legisla- arctic weather for December in the Kumquats Blood.(oblong and round). Marsh Excelsior.Seedless. }':k r"

pcl seize this opportunity to remote South, which was to be the most severe Joppa Ruby Late, (Seedless) Aurantium (sweet rind) :' '$' ;

it from the miserable sand hill ever known, was of the character of May. Pineapple.Valencia Halls. -.;-... ':0';; ,':
He explains his bad shot by intimatingthat Late. LIMES. i.-.
where it is Parson Brown ,
now. :
the forces that he relied upon to St. Michael Blood, (paper rind) Tahiti (seedless] )
1. 1---- produce a good old-style Christmas got Jaffa (Sanford's). MISCELLANEOUS.
The Central and Union Pacific railroadsowe waylaid. When they ran across Mars Hart's Tardiff, (Sanford's).

the government over one hundred they not only failed to materialize into Centennial.Boone's Early.Mediterranean. Persimmon Trees., Plums, Chestnut end

and thirteen million dollars. Here would the blizzards on the programme, but Sweets, (Sanford's.) Strawberry and Pineapple Plants, etc.
be a good opportunity to test the practicability went off celebrating on an entirely differ-
: of "government ownership of ent plan, actually resolving themselvesinto For descriptive catalogue and price-list, apply to

railroads." The government, like any earthquakes. Hicks is not only a c. M.: MAI
other mortgage holder should say, give humbug but what Barnum styles a .
up or pay up. "hum-bug-iest humbug." : ';!<-",$.-:"\ ,; H', ,', Lakelaa.d, ::11'1_.


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i The magificent Steamships of this line, are appointed to sail as
follows >

; NEW YORK TO SAVANNAH. ; It.j'jceoi,1

Pier 34, North Ktver-3 P. M'
City of Birmingham............ ... .... ... ........... ................. ...Saturday,Jan. 2
La Grande Dnchesse....................... .........................................Tuesday,Jan.5
'. City of Augusta.................................... .............................Thursday, Tan.7
Kansas City..Saturday,Jan.9
p City of Birmingham. ................................ .. ...................., ... Tuesday, Jan. u
La Grande Duchesse ............................ ..............................Thursday, Jan. 14
City of Augusta............ ......................... ......................Saturday, Jan. 16
Kansas City..., ... ..... ............... ......... .. ....... ... ............. Tuesday,Jan. 19
City of Birmingham..... .. .................................................Thursday, Ian. 21
La Grande Duchesse............ .... ................ .. ... .................. Saturday, Jan. 24
City of Augusta....... ... ....................................................Tuesday,Jan. 26
Kama City..............h............................... ... .......... '.....Thursday,Jan. 28
City of Birmingham..... ............. .....................................Saturday,Jan. 30 aA
G.M. SORRELL Manager New Pier No.35, North River.


Nacoochee ..................................'.Wharf-3.............P....M..........................Friday,Jan. i SAFETY! COMFORT! QUICK TIME! LOW RATES!
Chattahoochee......... ......... ... ...................%...........................Monday Jan.
Tallahassee................i.........tttttt.ttfftttt. tttt..........................Thursday, Jan. 7
Nacoochee ............. ........................................... ...........Wednesday. Jan. 13 finttt Cuisine and Service. No Transfers Between Jacksonville and New York.
Chattahoochee....... ............................................................Saturday,Jan. 16
Tallahassee .. ...................... ...........?.................................Tuesday, an. 19 The Fleet ia composed of the following Handsome New Steel Steamers:
Nacoochee........................................................ ................Monday,'Jan..25
Chattahoochee...... ................. ... ............................ ..........Thursday,Jan. 28 "Comanche" Cherokee Seminole
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new "ilgonpi Iroquois
RICHARDSON. & BARNARD Agents Lewis's Wharf. ,


Pier 39, Delaware Avenue. P. M.
Gate .................. .............. ........,.......................... .Tuesday Jan.5
City of bacon .. ...................... ............................................Sunday, Jan. 10 are appointed to sail according toUhe tide.
Gate City............................... .... ........:......,...................Friday,Jan.15 From JACKSQIIVIllE FLA, (calling at Charleston),......... ........Sundays,Tuesdays and Thursday*.
City of Macon....... .. ..........u..uu..uu....... ......nnuuuu..u.WednesdayJan.10Gate Erom ,
City.............................. ..................... .............. ... ..... Monday, Jan.25 CHARLESTON S. C., Mondays Wednesdays andPridayt
City of Macon........................ ............ .. ... ... .... .......Saturday, Jan.30 For hours of sailing see"Clyde Line Schedule of Jacksonville and Charleston daily papers,
M. C. HAMMOND Agent, 13 South Third Street.

Steamers are appointed to sail from Pier 29 East River New York at 3 p.m., as follows:.
Central Meridian /Time below.
((90. ) -ag

City of Augusta.......Saturday,Jan. 2, 5 30 p. La Gr'de Duchesse..Tuesday,Jan. 19,5 30 p m. For CHARLESTON. S. !C.! -. Wednesdays and Fridays
Kansas City.. ......Tuesday, Jan.5,7.00 p.m'l I City of Augusta.....Thursday, Jan. 21,6 oo p. m.
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City of Birm'gh'm.... Ths'day,Jan. 7,9 30 a. Kansas City.......Saturday,Jan 23,700 p.m. For JACKSONVILLE FLA., (calling at Charleston) .. m, .....Mondays.. Wednesdays and Fridays

City La Gr'de of Augusta Duchesse..Saturday: .....Tuesday,Jan.Jan. 9.12,n.oo 1.00 p.a. City of Birm'gh'm..Tuesday,Jan. 26, 12 oo noon BOSTON AND JACKSONVILLE-Direct Line
Kansas City.t...... Thursday Jan. 14,3 00 p. m'l La Gr'de Due:h esse..Th ur sda y,Jan.28,2 30 p. m. [Freight Only.]

City of Birm'h'm... Saturday' Jan. 16, 4.30 p. City of Augusta ....Saturday Jan.30 4 30 p. m. Calling at Charleston S. C., both ways.


Central ((00 Meridian) Time-as below. fAr appointed to sail as follows:
Tallahassee............Friday, Jan. 1.430 p.m. Nacoochee: : ............Tuesday Jan. iq, 6 30 p. m rom foot of Hogan Street Jacksonville, From Lewis'.Wharf, Boston,
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Nacoochee. .. .. Thursday .7,7.00 p. m.Chattahoochee..Sunday Chattahoochee Friday, Jan. 22,700 m. THURSDAYS. FRIDAYS.
,Jan. to,9 oo a. m. Tallahassee........Monday, Jan 25, 1000 p.m.
.Tallahassee.......Wednesday Jan. 13, a oo p.m. Nacoochee.: ...........Sunday Jan. 31, 5 oo a.m.

Central (90 Meridian) Time-as below.
City of Macon........ .Tuesday,Jan.5, jjoo p. tt Gate City..........Wednesday, Jan.2o, 7.00 p. m. DE BARY LINE.
Gate City..............Sunday, Jan. to,9 oo a. m. I City; of Macon.......Monda y,Jan. 25, 11.00 a. m.
,City of Macon .....Frida Jan. 15 4.m p. 111. Gate City....... ...Saturday, Jan.30",4.30 p. m. Jacksonville Palatka, Sanford, Enterprise, Fla., and Intermediate
>WALTER HAWKINS, Fla.. P.A., W. J. FARRELL, Sol. Agt., Landings on the St. ;Johns lliver.
Jacksonville Florida.
W.1{.ARNOLD, G.T. P.A., C.G.ANDERSON AGENT. The Elegant Iron Side-Wheel Steamer __ _
Savannah, Ga "

Is appointed to sail as follows:

Leave Jacksonville ................................. Sundays Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3.30 p.m
WILLIAM A. BOURS & CO., Returning Leave Sanford 9 Co a.m.. and enterprise 9.30 a.m..Mond ys, Wednesdays and Fri(1ays.(


Grain Garden Seeds and Fertilizers Leave- 3.30 Down.p. m ....................n..Jacksonville SCHEDULE............ ... ...... Arrive Read 2.00 Up.a. m.
II Z5..45 p. m. ...................... .... Palatka.................... ...... Leave 8.00 p. m.
It 3.00 a. m. ....................... .Astor............................ If 3.00 P. m.II .
4-30 a m. ;........._.............. S1. Frand......................... 1.30 p. m,
aa WES7 $; A'l ST., JAOK.OIWIIrEJ, P7+A. ..................... UH...e.I.I.............. Beresford ............_......... It 12.00fOon
Arrive 8.00 a. m. .............. ..... .... Sanford.........._........._ ..... .. 9.ooa.m.
.. 9.25 a. m. .................... .... Enterprise................... ...... '! 9.30 a. m.
We Handle Only the Best and Most Reliable Seeds. A Gomple Stock of

General Passenger and Ticket Office, 204 West Bay St., Jacksonville-
Hay, Corn, Oats, Flour, Bran, Wheat, Grits, Meal

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ILLUSIONS.A Without thought, without adaptingmeans if the cause, on being ascertained, is one WHAT WILL HAPPEN IN 1897.
few weeks since we listened to an to ends, without the eternal vigilance that is not :practically removable, then
eloquent minister on the illusion of hopes which is the price of liberty, can in that direction quit trying.In The United States will have a new
and expectation, the common heritage of there be success in any calling in life and president, a new cabinet, and probablya
mankind. He illustrated by the history more particularly is this true in the call- gardening, failure may be due to a different party will control congress.
f of the children of Israel in the promise ing of tilling the soil, whether the'production number} of causes-to soil, seed, season. What will be their attitude towards
that they should find the land of Canaana of fruit, a family garden, farm Your plant may be of a stock organicallybad Cuba, Hawaii, Turkey? Some changewill
land flowing with milk and honey. crops, the raising of poultry, hogs, cowsor or it, as is often the case with seed, be likely to take place in all of these
Instead, they found it a laud of blood, to other stock. may be badly planted. Consider soil and governments. Will Hawaii become the
soil condition in their affinities and rela- territory of the United States ? Will
.. be conquered< by hard fighting. If they The Ruralist recently asked a young
had found it to their hand, flowing with man if he had a garden? "Oh, yes," he tions to the different plants. Then remember the insurgents of Cuba gain their inde-
that, even the commonest of pendence ? Will the Sultan of Turkey
milk and honey without effort they replied; "I have a garden. I have some
would have sat down at their case and turnips and cabbage, a few collards, and common crops fall some" seasons, even be permitted to massacre another hun-
when the soil is all right. dred thousand subject without the
have been cursed with dyspepsia. lettuce and some other things, besides
obstacles makes and trees etc. I interference of the European powers?
.Overcoming men. my peach orange plum We desire to impress these suggestionsupon
Overcoming temptations to sin results in planted onions twice but I could not get The Venezuelan question, which a
all who
-i are attempting a family
virtue. A man who has not borne bur- one to come up. I planted beets and planting year ago caused some fears of a rup-
time. If
garden for the first a ture between the United States and
l dens in his youth makes sort watered. them, and they came but
very poor up
would result in
I I tree or a few seeds a Great Britain, is happily to be set-
of man. the sun came out hot and I guess I failedto
ful tree or a bountiful truck patch, it tled arbitration. Will the
by European
This world is full of illusion, and nowhere water or shade them and they got
would be an incentive to laziness. It
in the world are there greater scorched. My potatoes did nicely and I nations follow the example of the
would destroy the relish that comes from
United States and Great Britain in the
illusions than in the South. It is have of
an a good crop. My anticipation a
and hard earned toil and degrade
thought settlement of difficulties or will there bea
illusion that Florida is a "land of complete garden failed. There was no
flowers." It is an illusion that one can question about the quality of the seed. I manhood. general European war? Will good
plant an orange tree anti eat the fruit shall look into the causes of failure and The family garden of vegetables and times return the United States? Great

thereof without further effort It is an : try again. fruits and flowers, is worthy of thoughtand events may be looked. for in 1697.
illusion that any man in the South can The Southern Florist and Gardener energy, and is productive of the .....
be a farmer. It is an illusion that anybody makes the following sensible suggestions health aud happiness of every memberof The Elberta peach ranks among the
''b; can plant a few seeds and have a : "Do not give up in a gardening family. Make a beginning. Do not first as an all-a-round desirable varietyfor
garden, or plant cotton and corn, pine- venture, do not think you can not suc- stop because you fail Seek out the causesof for
and ceed because fail the first time. failure and them. both home use and market. It is
'; apples and sugarcane securea, crop you Try remedy Southern
without great diligence and forethought. and trace the effect back to the cause and Ruralist. a success in all parts of the South.



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