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:
March 30, 1895
Physical Description:
29 v. : ill. ; 33-50 cm.


Subjects / Keywords:
Agriculture -- Florida ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Jacksonville (Fla.) ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Duval County (Fla.) ( lcsh )
newspaper ( sobekcm )
newspaper ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage:
United States -- Florida -- Duval -- Jacksonville
30.31944 x -81.66


Dates or Sequential Designation:
Began in 1893; ceased in 1899.
General Note:
Description based on: New ser. vol. 5, no. 19 (May 13, 1893).

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


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Correspondence Invited and stencils furnished on applicatiou Reliable: agents wanted at
all principal shipping points. ,

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street's Firs Agencies.!' National Bank of Jacksonville, Kla. Bank Commerce, Buffalo, N. Y. Dun's and Brad- FmZEi FOR CORNI

d Everything for Florida. Established 1883. We want to encourage all in tho Cotton States and Territories to
t r sKOrai.vs AfA10.Y.K SLJTHEnN prow moro and better corn. Indirectly It means money for us If
7/ To everyone Interested in plants our you do. So wo are going to Rivo Joo. 1, or near that time, thesa
I jive prizes[ in every ono of seventeen states.
ti II will be found invaluable 6t pnges; illustrated, described and priced. Send
1 for it. It's free. Although the recent cold hurt much of our outside stock, CORN CROWN ON A SINGLE ACRE.
able to fill orders for almost everything catalogued excepting Citrus.
J we are riKST IMtTXK-One! Avery "Full Crop" Two- nr.e
FARMERS Corn! Planter, with Check Hoover, value NSJ3COM : .
'r. A Specially fine line of Economic and Ornamental PlantsKKASOXElt ) ) Jei5fiK-Onc: Avery "Invincible" Sulky Plow
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IHtOS., Oiicco, Fla. 'allanrrCultivator 1Ci I.UIZEOnc"CI'Y! value Combined. .Jtldlnur tfifi.OO! and
FOURTH PKIXi:, One A,"Iioulnvlllo"; Double-edgrn'
Corn and Cotton! Stalk Cutter, value 8.10.00FI.1'
PEOPLE ARE LEARNING )[ PIZEOnevel'Y "J.oulNvllle Corn,
Cotton, Iteau and Pea Planter, value 14.00
You compete with growers In your own state only. The states: ((1)I) Alabama, ((2)) Arkansas. (Gal: ) P'lorlda
In some parts of the country, at least, that THEY? MUST HAVE 1 AN EARLY ORANGE, or no ((4)) tieon;la. ((5)) Indian Territory, (ti) Kentucky. ((7)) L.ouLsinn.1. (S tl) :\Maryland.(\)) Mississippi." I ((10)) Missouri,
all. also learning that BOONK'S KARI is not only the Karlie&t, but Best ((11))) North Carolina.: ( I d2i I: 1 Oklahoma ((13): ) South (Carolina, (ID) Tennessee, (lo) Texas. (Uti) VIrKlnin.! ((17)WestVlrelnlti. )
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Orange They The competition ho fair and free; no entry lee, Miibvorlptlon or aiiytlitiiff else'
and nearest to a Seedless Orange of any now grown. Budded Trees o! this and other varieties required. Send us a postal card with your name. town. tat01' Territory plainly written and wo will
now for sale. Sample oranges by IDC each, to pay postage. CATALOGUE FRIJR. bend :you a fro record blank with,brief rules and full descriptive circulars of tho prlzo Implements.
C. A. J5OOM% Agent. Manufacturers of Plows Planters i : ;|
BE AVblll &
Semi-Tropical Nurseries, Orlando, Fla, oUKOiCultivator3HarrowsforEverySoilandCropLOUISVIIiejlvy
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T10SINTE. Packet 10 cents ; ounce 15 cents; pound $t.50, postpaid. WRITE TO Tt-IE-
PEARL MILLET. PoUnd35ccnts41)Oundtjt.l5postpaid.; ; : 10 pound lots or above by ex-
or freight not prepaid, :accents per pound.
preas KAFFIR CORN AND BRANCHING SORGHUM. Pound socents; pounds,\ postpaid;
10 pound lots or above not prepaid, 15 cents per pound. L. B. Fertilizer Ca .
,, EARLY ORANGE AND EARLY AMBER SORGHUM. Pound 25 cents; 4 pounds 90 cents Darling
postpaid. 10 pound lots or above:: not prepaid cents per pound.
SPANISH PEANUTS. Pound, postpaid, 30 cents:: ; peck 75 centsbushel; $2.50 not prepaid. ,


Catalogue free. nterlachen I Florida,. JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA, .
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If you are in need of any Fertilizer or Fertilizer Material, nnd get their :

SATS U MAl TR i 1t11iAT A a Special Low Prices for Cash with Order.DoI"r :

t\U..1.. abet Ii xw Lauiouc rut i8ii4-'os,recowi.a: 17 years:! : eXtI<.UI.nce with the eauyi>rouucuvo and hardy cats:;unaoraege:! ,, I
and' the vl"nroiis_!! Citrus trifoliate, vmch.\ wtthnift': protection stands the winters! ,ns far north ns Washington,unlnlured 1Sm.C l'\1ISS':
H nm Baa fxn nca/cxo r. n roan tzt* &a$ ff2
C.JIRY IBJJJ.f'rlol"I. This opportunity of a lifetime to obtain Fertilizers at about cost to the manufacturer.Office f
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in uotli orange and tnlonata stocks Yl111as over 300 vaniHlp. oI, i figs, Warehouse Hear of:26 West Bay St., on river frout, midway bet. Main and Laura Sts. !
: apricots ni ives mnlVierri'-i.pom,. Send for Pocket Memuruudu Book

.Testintf varieties in exteiibive. cxpcnmentai orclians! and g-rouiuN, niamtauira tar the purpusa) con(. expense-, An Immense stock of i
been n leading feature of the business for thirteen years: ,and has amply ri paid the outlay in the tntorinatiun nfrordccl. Glided 'I I
q obtained In rarclenswel li," .U-ctud" 1.and. ouor,asesi.i4livW1adaptedutheclimate.ofthisr.> :_ '1 : '(Ian,
bv results ; our own rose : 0 s W E N A V KHEALTHY POT-GROWN Guavas, Eugenlas,

SOVARiETflE = i L Camphors, Palms, Gardenias, Olea Fragrans, .
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; Magnolia Fuscata, and thousands of other
tlandsouc, .page, ruts growers annual and .wrtculutral, ,!a1)d, V l 1'nllandcornctduscritiuns I j 40accarate,
A i( artistic illustrations: recent results with leading: sorts; latest: practice and best in ,thod in culture end management.: Send toil desirable plants, trees and shrubs adapted to all parts of Florida. Write
O. T. TAI1ER. Glen St. Mnrv. ., for new edlt'nnnlir' ( d and r, v rich a i +t'-r- >n '''Vl0' t to CitaVrOh' for our prices.
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L ':', .' INDIAN BRANDS-These fertilizers contain the, elements of plant life in their natural state just as

. the nice hand of Nature has manufactured them from the plants themselves, not combined artificially -

with dangerous acids and alkalies. They produce good immediate results, and at tIe same time

are a source of future available fertility to the soil. They are compounded according to formulas approved -

.: by the experience and observation of twenty years.

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, = Avail. Phos. Acid............ ........... 6 to 8 Avail. Phos. Acid...... ....'............? 7 to 9 Available Phosphoric Acid........'8.25 to 9.00
it {( Acid Soluble Phos. Acid. ....... .......... 2tO 3 Acid Soluble Phos. Acid.... ... ........ 2tO 3 soluble Phosphoric Acid......... too to 2.50
? 4. Total Phoi. Acid........... .............. 8 to 10 Total Phos. Acid .. ...... ............ 10 to 12 Total Phosphoric Acid............. 9.00 to 11.00
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's D/ Ammonia...... ..... 4 to 5 per ct. | Phosphoric Acid........... 20 to 21 per ct. | Equal to Bone Phosphate......-<< to 46 per ct.


Made of the best material by skilled mechanics, according the

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and most durable.
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;'. This implement is very popular in all fruit-growing districts ; apple, peach, orange groves,
tobacco and corn culture and for truck farming has no equal. Made with seven or eight spring IMPERIAL PLOWS
teeth.' Easily adjusted for depth with lever from rear. Unloads trash ; stirs and pulverizes .
tt the ground thoroughly. Made!' of steel and malleable iron; f finished nicely,and bound to give No. 10., Chilled, weight 80 Ibs........'$9.oo I No.,9. Chilled,'weight 65,Ibs............$7.00.
satisfactionwherever used. for '; .' At .. .... I ............. '
".., Adjusted! depth. .,. No. 8. 50 lbs. 6.00 I No. 5. 46 Ibs ,.00,
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The teeth 84 inches long and f|inch square, are fastened to the cross bars by clamps, and!
can be raised or lowered to any degree of cut,or taken out for resharpening. The cross bars are'
U" shaped, the lightest and strongest shape known for a harrow bar, and are highly carbonized
l't, to add stiffness and prevent bending or getting out of shape. A forward movement of the handle
, throws, the teeth into a horizontal position, allowing the rubbish to escape. Brackets attached tow
:,. ". :. each corner turn down when the teeth are out of the ground and make transportation over uu-
c plowed ground easy. Three feet nine inch sections, four bars each.
,: One section, 24 teeth, i inch, cuts 3 feet 9 inches..... ..:.............$ 8.00.
,,,', 1t' Two sections, 48 teeth, f 4 inch, cuts 7 feet 6 inches.................... 15.00.
--- These prices include draw bars.

ql Send for complete catalogue and price lists of Fertilizers, Agricultural. Implements, Fumpa,
, V : r r Hose, Pine Apple, Tomato and Berry Crates, etc.

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i:. Having been practical orange growers for a number of years, also in the business of manufacturing Insecticides and using them our'.

;.- selves for the last ten years, we speak from experience when we make the following statement :

. That SULPHUR SOLUTION INSECTICIDE is by far the cheapest and best preparation yet offered to the orange grower.

;! It has never yet been Adulterated or Diluted in any form whatever] in order to Lower the] Price, as

r:. other] Insecticides hare been throughout the State,

.t But is always uniform in strength and can be depended on to accomplish the purpose for which it was made. It can be sprayed Jon

r:, the trees, at any stage of growth, without injury to them or the persons ,using it. .
.,.-' As sulphur will not kill all insects affecting the orange tree, we have perfected another insecticide, known as Tar Emulsion, which

:: ." is very effective in destroying Aleyrodes Citri (commonly known as the White Fly), also the Red Spider (not the Spotted mite or Yellow

f::: Spider), and used in.combination with Sulphur Solution it will give better results than any insecticide ever used.

ti,:: We have tested it thoroughly the past two years ourselves, and know whereof we speak.

j; ::': These insecticides have been used by some of the largest orange growers in the State and have given. 'perfect satisfaction. ,
:' .,; References and general directions for using furnished on application.

5<., Write for Price-LIst.

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Grove a d Orchard. will now tell you how I suffered from the top roots aboutthe i5th of March. gaged in cutting his trees, tho' being I
'., a the freeze of January '86, and whatI My land being sandy loam, this is on the bank of the Sebastian river and ;
did for my trees. It froze continu- easily and inexpensively done, costingme protected by immense live oaks, a few
ORANGE TREES. ously from the 8th to the 14th of January about ten dollars for 2,000 trees. of his trees will be saved above the .
; the lowest point reached was In addition to that part of the tree be- bud. Our city, as well as the doctor,
Where the Dead Line ,May be 13 above zero. Most of the days the ing quite safe from the effects of frost, sustained a great loss, when his tange-
Found. sun shone; brightly, but after the it also prevents the too early rising of rines were destroyed. There were
The tradition has been handed freeze we did not see the sun for several the sap in the spring to some extent. I several hundred trees from twenty to !

down to us from 1835, that orange days. This year will be a good chance to thirty feet high, and for several years t..
trees killed to the ground and promptly About the ist of February, I gave test its efficacy; if it will be of interest, past each tree has been loaded with ,
cut down, sprouted out, while those my trees a light dressing of cotton will let you know the effect of on removing the choicest fruit from top to the
left standing until spring died root seed meal, turning it under with a the earth. Two weeks since ground. No more beautiful sight was !
and branch. The explanation givenis cultivator, as I thought that a quick those branches that had been coveredwere ever seen than they presented last U
that, where they remained standing stimulant might start the sap up into full of green leaves, the first Christmas. Mr. M. J. Heade, who 'u
awhile, the soured sap settling pois- the, trunk and branches, as I sup- orange leaves I have seen for some for years has maintained one of the H
oned the roots. posed the longer animation was sus- time. By cutting small pieces out of most beautiful places in the city, is 1
In the course of examinations madein pended the more the trees would dry the bark down to the wood, it is easilyseen cutting his fine navels all down to J

our own grove, we found that, up. About the 15th of February ]I if the tree is injured. If there the green wood. He thinks he will ,,di t
where trees had no protection for bared the roots about two feet from .. is any discoloration, it is sure that fermentation save some of them above the bud. -
their trunks, the dead line was usuallya the trunks so that the sun with its is going on and it then The Lyon grove, from which some '
little distance below the 'surface. .heat and light might draw out suckers i emits a sour smell. If it is colorless, most excellent fruit was sold in December ,I
But where there was some protection, from the trunks and larger roots. On I it is all right. Some of my trees are has been leveled with the i

however slight, say a little wisp of the 16th of March, or two months after sprouting. E. BELL, ground,,save half a dozen trees. There.

mulching, the bark was green and the freeze, nearly all of the trees .. Biloxi, Miss. are many other groves here which the I
from the writer has not had time to inspect, but I
alive above ground. In no case was were sprouting, some roots, Letter from St. Augustine.
there failure to discover green and some from the bodies and roots and Editor Farmer and FruitGrower.I all are believed to be pretty much the .'
sound-wood a little below the surface. about twenty-five per cent. from the have read the last number of your same. The numerous date palms
branches also. These bore about the city are all coming out in r
But there is no sprouting as yet. upper paper with deep interest, and .I am
It is likely that there is a founda- some fruit that year, blooming as lateas pleased to see there is not the most splendid style. ':
tion of truth in the tradition handed June. The bark now was fallingoff minute item of despair in it at all ,but There is considerable inquiry here \"
down to us from the freeze of 1835. of many of the trees ; from most! on the contrary most laudable deter- for a hardy orange from Japan called .:
it off These the "Oonshiu," which is said to be ';
Probably the soured sap did settle a trees came entirely. treesI mination to put forth greater effortsin
cut off.close to the ground but on I raised with great success in Texas,
little and force down the dead line an ; the future for the building up of
of the bark still adhered and which, it it claimed, will stand f\'\
inch or two further than it would many part our great State. Had the city of
in some cases not wider than a table weather down to four above zero. {
have been but for the pressure aboveit. Chicago given up when she saw $200-
Of course, when the sap-cells are knife, generally on the south side. 000,000 float away over Lake Michi- Can the editor give us any informa- !
thoroughly ruptured and destroyed by Those trees where the bark was goneI gan, she would not today enjoy"the tion? O. B. SMITH, ."'t.1
freezing, the sap, what little remains, scraped, then painted the bare part pround eminence of being one of the St. Augustine, .Fla. !.t. ',:
will descend by force of gravitation, with mineral paint, but I suppose any most marvelous cities in the world. The Oonshiu orange mentioned by :
but it is not able to force down very thing that would prevent decay of the Florida, too, has facilities that, rightly our correspondent, is the Satsuma, '
which is well known and has been
wood and the inroads of the borer -
far the living sap in the unbroken used, will make the State well-known
tested in Florida for several
cells which naturally- driven up- would answer the same purposes.On the wide world over. The very fact
is somewhat hardier than the
ward by the powerful osmotic force, these trees the bark graduallygrew that her oranges are decidedly superiorto years. It{ ,
varieties in mild frosts but !
even in winter. over, the sore places and in most those produced anywhere else, is common ,
in freeze like that of last
a killing
Hence it is not correct to say the cases in two or three years had en- enough to warrant our faith in her ,
winter it went the of all the
I tree is killed root and branch. We tirely disappeared. I allowed one future prosperity. California is hust- earth. way j.t

- very much doubt if any orange tree sucker to come up from the roots in ling to push her fruit into market, andis 4
was ever killed root and branch by case the healing process did not provea meeting with success, but if they ,
cold. In its roots, a little way down, success, then that made my tree. imagine, way over yonder, that they Fruit in the South.
the smallest tree retains that pungent, In midsummer I thinned out the will be able to get the start of Florida, The Southern people are the most .
i unmistakeable odor and taste which I suckers, selecting the most vigorous they are mistaken. A large shipmentof shiftless and careless about fruit grow- ,,
!1 strongly assert its life. The simple and giving preference to those furtherest navels received here from the Pacific ing of any people of the entire country.
jl fact is the tree is strangled for lack of II from the old trunk and coming coast gives our citizens a fair The farmers plant cotton to the exclusion :. 1
. air at the roots. Orange sprouts are from the largest roots, as I thoughtthe chance to compare them with our own of everything else. The low
J averse to coming up some distance decaying of the trunk might cause fruit, and it is universally remarkedthat price of this staple last season has left ;,
{ through,the soil, usually dense about disease. I left four to six suckers on they do not come up to our stand- the farmers in worse condition than I q
the base of the tree, but would do so each as they grew so rankly that I ard. The writer having still a supplyof for years. Some few are turning their If
J I if the soil was scraped away and the feared the approaching winter might navels he gathered in this city the attention to fruit growing. I have I
live bark exposed to the sunlight. take some of them. The following day before Christmas, tested the two been talking fruit growing to my
.. I spring I thinned out again, leaving fairly. The Florida is heavier, has neighbors for years, but it is a hard
How Mississippi Grower Saved I. two or three. In March 1890, all thinner skin and is immensely superiorin matter to get them out of the old ruts. (
His Trees. looked as well as before the freeze, flavor. I have traveled! through South Alabama t,
Editor Farmer and Fruit Grower : and in the meantime I had been get- One other point: the Florida- box is- West Florida and part of

I see in this issue of your valuable ting enough fruit from trees partially an honest box just two cubic feet. Southern Mississippi, and not one in 'It J''

journal an inquiry from one of your injured to pay expenses. That year The California box is 11 I2xII,%x24, twenty has a single pear or apple tree, ,J
subscribers as to what is best to be my trees were so heavily laden as to which is quite a reduction in amount, and only a half dozen old neglected
done for our orange trees in their require props in every direction.As just about 8 per cent. The Califor- peach trees. These same farmers will I, '
present condition. A few hints from I think we should profit by our nia grower uses no hoops on his boxes. tell you they have not time to waste r
one at some distance who has been failures, the year '86 taught me a lesson One of our growers suggests that the working with fruit trees. Some few f
tarred by the same brush may be of that I feel sure has almost entirely California fruit is so much lighter the enterprising men have gone to growing ,
interest and benefit. saved me this time, as I consideredthat box does not require reinforcing.The fruit, principally pears, LeConteand
I, have, or did have a grove of I was not far enough South, with trees here are mostly all cut Kieffer. Mr. S. S. Harvey, of
about 2000 trees at Biloxi, Mississippi, all my natural protection, to carryon down to the ground. Mr. H. H. Florida, has an orchard of LeConte
on the Gulf of Mexico, about eighty the orange industry safely without Williams cut all of his down some pears, 20 acres, 8 years old and 20
miles east of New Orleans, about halfa some artificial protection. Knowingthat two weeks ago. He says they will all acres, 6 years old. The fruit of this j
degree south of Jacksonville. On the sugar planter windrows his come up again and soon be as fine as orchard sold last season* for $4,000. I

my northwestern exposure I have cane to save it from frost, I appliedthe ever, and his opinion is valuable, as A neighbor of his, Mr. W. C. McCoy, 1
about three miles of water protectionand same principle by throwing the he is a man of scientific attainments, I had 15 acres in LeConte and Kieffers, :
on the east and north, forest pro- earth up on the trunks of my trees the oldest and largest grower here. i. he sold his fruit on the trees for 60
tection. My trees are about half from two to three feet high in the Dr. R. B. Garnett, whose tangerine cents per bushel, 50 '''trees per acre, .1
seedlings and half grafted, seventeen shape of a cone. This I do on or before grove has been the delight of thous. and there were five bushels to the tree, I Ii
years old and were bearing nicely. Ii the first of December and bare ands for several years past, is now en- i giving a profit of $iso per acre. No f f.h


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Orange Planters True Value Number One," Orange Planters True Value Number Three/ '

Supplies all the needs of the bearing tree, Supplies all the needs of the young tree.

We solicit the inquiries of the orange growers of Florida. Correspondence cheerfully answered. Pam-

phlets and 'prices furnished on application.

such figures can be realized on any ,. flavors if we only give them the right. story'and attic being used to 'store Farmer $ Trucker
ordinary farm crops at the present low cultivation and fertilization. The comparative I empty boxes and barrels. The applesare
prices. difference between the fruitsof emptied upon a sloping table, the -
The LeConte ripens here in July the same variety of pears taken bottom of which is round sticks about Letter From Fort Ogden.
and;August ; the Kieffer ripens in Sep- from two orchards sufficient to con- I two inches in diameter, with, an opening Editor Farmer and Fruit-Grower
tember and October. The late spring vince one of the truth of this remark. I in the lowest "side., They are I am shipping beans from an acre, .
frost kills the fruit while the trees are Not'a few are so poor: that one, can sorted into two grades, there beingone of beans planted before the February
young ; after they reach the age of hardly believe that they came from barrel of seconds to five of firsts, freeze, which I saved by covering 'entirely .
eight or' ten years cold don't injure the same stock as the other delicious and the price for the second grade up'with a turn-plow a day before,
them. The Kieffer is the coming pear specimens plucked from trees that being at present $i less than the firsts. the freeze and scratching out a few,
for this section..' I expect to plant tenor have been fertilized for several years. They: are barreled and shipped all days after. I also have an acre of
fifteen acres this yean;-W. "W. ,Herein lies the difference. -. over the country, carloads having been tomatoes and melons blooming. If
> Brooks, Lacy, Miss., in. Green's Fruit It is a crying need of the time that sent to Peoria, Illinois, and good nothing happens to prevent there will
...... ." Grower. orchardists should get out of the old many to St. Paul, Minn. There werea be more vegetables shipped from this
",4. ruts, and educate the public up to a few rotten ones and these were point than ever before,. as there is
Effect "Fertilizing on Pears. love for better fruits. In this way the thrown down a shute to the cellar, some thing over 500 acres in 'around.
,No fruits. respond so readily to good I consumption will increase. We can where they lie in a tight bin and the. here.We
fertilizing,as pears, and where old va I only do this by abandoning the idea juice drains-off and is made into vine are badly in need of rain as
rieties seem to be running out a new that apple, pear and other orchard gar. The specked apples are turned every thing is very dry. The heavy
lease of life is given to them by 'applying trees will take ,care of themselves. over to a huckster, who peddles them, winds we are having are doing con-
ground bone and potash. Without They will not and never did, properly around the village in half peck lots.- siderable damage by drifting sand
doubt these are the two essential They need cultivation and fertili- Green's Fruit Grower. over small plants 'and twisting vines.
constituents of the, soil that the pear zation just as truly as do the vegetable, Orange trees are all putting out and
trees exhaust, and when they- can no grains, or other farm products. Fruit The Trifoliata in the Freeze.In groves are commencing to look green;
longer draw them from their'surround- growing requires as much scientific answer to your inquiry about only outside twigs killed.
ing they refuse to produce salable study as grain growing or cattle breed- ; the Oonshiu orange, I am sorry to say Only a few days ago I visited a grove
fruits.. Aftermany years of experience ing, and the sooner this is generally that eight degrees 'was too much for one mile from here, owned by .F. C.
I can safely say that all of the recognized the better it will be for the them, and every: tree in this sectionwas M.. Boggess, which had not had a leaf
pear trees of an old orchard can be I industry.-GermantownTelegraph. killed. My conjecture about the knocked off by the two'freezes and
revived almost beyond recognition by .. ... extra hardiness of top budded trees was perfectly white with blossoms.
the 'annual application of potash and proved correct, for the Christmas The owner will realize four crates' to
ground bone.. The process I have Fruit Oold-Storasre. freeze' at sixteen degrees got away the tree. His trees are the Cubans
found the, most serviceable to apply There are in Columbiana villagetwo with all the trees grafted or budded. and he tells me he is receiving quite'
"-;, about of muriate: large cold I number'of orders for budwood which.
400 pounds pot- storage, or more prop- near the ground, while the top budded
ash'' with 800 pounds of ground bone erly, perhaps, retarding, houses, and were unhurt. ,Possibly, had the last I he, fills promptly. .
per-:acre each year. One-half of this in, East Palestine another, the latter freeze of eight degrees 'come in January -! B. M. BOGGESS.
mixture is applied the fall and the belonging to Slaughter & Co., who they '''might' have stood it thoughit Fort Ogden, Fla.
other half in the spring at plowing bwn the larger of the two in Colum- is very doubtful. That the sap was
time.. Crimson clover seed is sown iana. The two have a capacity.ofI in motion was shown by the fact that Egg Plant.
with the fertilizer in order-to give the ; barrels of apples, and in the good many of the large Frifoliata This crop is annually growing in
necessary- nitrogen. This repeated latter are at. present 1,500 barrels of stocks two feet high were also killed. importance as a vegetable for Northern
years in succession>brings' the orchard Ben Davis; while the house at East to the ground, while unbudded Trifo- shipment, the demand for them having -
lip to a condition where excellent crops Palestine contains about four'' thous liata along 'side were unharmed. increased rapidly for years past.
of'pearscan''; : be depended upon every and. The latter are being held for While I am very sorry for the many The egg plant is a tender tropical
season., the May trade, and the former are planters who lost their trees, I con- plant, belonging to the same natural ,
Lately, many of 'our standard' pears being shipped by the carload, at the gratulate myself that I resisted the order as the tomato and potato. It is '
have been degenerating and even up- time of my visit. The beautiful Ben temptation to propagate and sell one of the plants that demands, for
on good soil they 'fail 'Ito produce the Davis apples were found somewherein orange trees before their hardinesswas the best success in securing and early
paying crops that they' should, The :Missouri last fall. and shipped in demonstrated. M.: Stringfellow crop, that 'the seed be sown' early in a
fruits are, small, tasteless, and apt to, bulk in cars to the storage house and in Texas Farm and Ranch. greenhouse or hotbed, and it must be
be knotty and, poor' generally. Our transferred to boxes about 26x18x9 kept growing thriftily in a good uniform
fall fruits unusually poor and in- inches in dimensions, or large enoughto The orange tree growth is develop temperature until the weather is
sipid, and if better pears could be pro. hold a half barrel without'heaping. ing very slowly indeed. .,But this is permanently warm outside. Any
duced at this time of the year there (I guess at the dimensions.) These true also of the mulberry, ,the plum check in its-growth will result in
would be a better general demand. boxes are-piled up ten deep all over and the peach; all of which put out stunted plants and worthless crop. -
Our fall and ,winter pears are susceptible the basement and first story of the so vigorously between the two freezes. We always sow the seed of egg plantin
of higher and more delicious large three-story house, the upper --Plant City Courier. shallow boxes of rich compost in a


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greenhouse where a night temperature and we able to give some An ordinary cultivator is the best 100,000 f
of fully 65 degrees is maintained. hints that may be useful. tool for the greater part of the culti-

The seeds are sown, about the middleof The sweet potato crop for the early vation, and the laying-by should be
February, quite thickly in the boxes, market is one of the crops that will done with the ordinary tools used in the

and-as soon .as up, and even before pay well to use glass in the forwarding cotton crop, for the hilling generally Dozen ieapp1eIats ,:

the second pair of leaves are devel- 'ef the plants. In order to have good. given cotton is plenty for sweet pota- .I

oped, they are' carefully lifted and strong plants at the earliest moment I toes. In setting out the plants we
transplanted into other boxes_ -of fresh that it will be advisable to set them 'in draw them carefully from the bed so FOR, SALE. {

soil about an inch or more apart, and the open ground, it is necessary to i iI as not to disturb the tubers and set
set a little deeper. If left standing I protect the plants during their earlier I them at once in tubs of water. Theyare --S I

thickly where they germinated the stages. This.of course, can be donein ,set from these tubs dripping with ,
."damping-off fungus" will often de- a. measure" by covering the beds water and the roots puddle themselvesin CAN DELIVERED IN AUGUST }
stoy the whole in a single night. with pine straw, but whereone is pro- the' soil so that after-watering is ;

When the rough leaves are well developed vided, as every market gardener should seldom needed. These early plantsare .

the plants are again trans- be, with frames and sashes, it is far entirely for the early crop for '.'
planted to'three-inch pots and set on more certain and convenient to grow shipping. A late crop {for home use For further information write
the greenhouse benches. Later on the plants under the sashes. In bed- and for seed is grown by taking' good,

they are shifted into four-inch pots in ding the potatoes under glass no man- sized cuttings and setting them in JOHN M. GRIFFIN,

the same house. In April, when the ure is.needed, as. we prefer to bed in ridges in July and August. Potatoes .
tomato plants,.that have been harden- pure sand. We thus avoid largely the grown from these cuttings of the vines Governor's Harbor,

ing off in the cold frame, are trans "black shank fungus" that is often so will keep far better in winter than Eleuthera, Bahamas.

planted to the open ground, some of destructive in manure-heated beds.; those grown from the spring plants.

the egg plants should be transplanted, A thick bed of sand, or very sandy, I Where these, late potatoes are wanted
1 into the frames, putting two plants soil, is placed in the, frames and on i only for bedding purposes a large CALIFORNIA BUDSFOR
under each sash. These are then to this the potatoes are bedded in the crop of small roots can be grown by

be kept protected from all chilly usual manner and covered withan making the cuttings.. a yard long, coil- ,SALE .
weather by' drawing the sashes over inch or more of the same. This ing them around the hand and planting

j them at night and on cool days, for should be done_ about the first of the l whole coil, leaving only the In Lemon any quantity Bud Wood, nice of clean the thrifty Orange: and
following varieties
, the will not endure tip exposed. '
1 egg' plant anychill. March. The sashes are at once JAFFA,
The remainder of the plants put-on and kept closeduntil, there''are, VARIETIES. MAJORCA, .,' C
should be kept in the greenhouse' signs of sprouting, when air must be For the early crop for ,Northern MEDITERRANEAN' SWEETS. +
til the soil is "permanently' warm in. given on sunny days and the bed kept shipping, the Yellow Nansemond is MALTA BLOOD,

: May. regularly watered. By this means i iis it largely used, bnt consider the Vir- RUBY HART'S'BLOODS' TARDIFF, ,
i Those'set in the frames will enable easy to have the plants as early as ginia Red Nose far better. This is a WILSON'S. BEST, ,
: the gardener: to keep up a profitable it is safe to put them out. Care must plump yellow potato, with a, ,reddish Dancy's Tangerines & Mandarins.: I ILg

-use of the sashes and will be the be taken, as the weather grows warmer brown tip when first dug. It is more MOIrJS .

earliest to give a crop, the sashes to expose the plants at all proper; productive than the Nansemond and Lisbon, Eureka and Villa Franca.4 .

being removed from them when the times to the full'open air, so as to,get of better quality. For the home $15 All per true name..Delivered'Price to any varying'post office from in Jio the to
weather is finally settled. Treated in them hardened off ready for the trans market and home use the white and State. Address,
this way the fruit can be had of marketable planting.The ,yellow Barbadoes, Norton Yam, and O. D. WILHITE,
. size in June, and any egg Jewell Yam ar'e the best.-N. C. Ex. Riverside, California.
plants shipped during June and July sweet potato is one of the Station. I have known O.Wilhite and know him to ;
will plants with which shallow plowing is a to be reliable. Have received bud from him
usually bring a paying price. the past week in fine condition.
They are marketable as soon as they far better than deep. Nearly all our Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder Mannville, Florida. '
growers here make their hills! too highand ''World's Fair Highest Award. ,
attain the size of a small Jenny Lind
] unsal "J."HEHMHH80N
crooked and
get ,
._ canteloupe, or from one to three
able in the Northern markets Pop-Corn.
potatoes ,
pounds weight. The fruit should
short is de- white is IflfflfflBLK' .
where marketable.
a chunky potato Any variety
never be pulled, but carefully cut
manded. To grow these we must Dealers do not want dark-colored corn,
with a sharp knife and packed in
have the ground plowed shallow, and as much of it goes into pop-corn balls,
well-ventilated barrels, or barrel crates.It FEED WORKSfor
the ridges also shallow. The best and the nearer white the balls are the
is an expensive crop to forward, but
manure is the black mold from a' pinewoods more attractive. I would not recom- Saw Mills has lately been improved ands
the the earliness of
profit depends on
mixed with the straw and mend the varieties absolutely perfect. Simple, sensitive, durable -
will pine large golden as and
the product and they pay well cheap. Very quick
in "off color and the bran is
piled up the {fall before large heaps they are ,
for the extra
[Concluded expense.Next Week:] and mixed with lime. This is spread too thick. The rice variety is pre- GIG BACK MOTION. ;

*.e broadcast in the spring and plowed in. ferred by some confectioners, but the Variable to any ritent: and iii a great measure
Sweet ,Potatoes For Northern_ If .then cross-plowed to mix it more white flint generally sells as readily, varies automatically. The easiest and fafest of '
all feeds to handle and the easiest'of all to apply.
Shipment perfectly all the better. Then, in run- and is a better yielder. It is difficultto

The sweet potato is more a crop of ning out the furrows for making the get pure seed even from seedsmen, Can! bo Put on any Mill in a Few 'Hours.We .
the farm than the garden in the'South.But lists, we scatter in the furrow 300 and "Subscriber" will do well to seethe
will gladly loan free of charge for thirty
this present bulletin would be pounds per acre, of a mixture of 600 : stock from which his seed is culled. days to all good mill men, or will give six weeks>
hardly considered complete without pounds of acid phosphate and 200 I[ once planted a fair appearing lot of to the first to apply from each' county,

some notice of this crop. There are pounds of muriate of potash; make a seed, and had to cull one hundred For further particulars apply to the

few farmers in North Carolina who two-furrow list over this and flatten bushels out of the produce of six .FLA. IRON & WOOD WORKS,

are not familiar with the cultivationof slightly; for planting. Nitrogenous' acres that were unfit for use becausethe j. w. EMERSON\ ,
the sweet potato, and it would manures: should be avoided as tending seed was mixed. Apopka"-Fla. Manager.
seem almost superfluous; to rather to a ranker growth of tops. The cultivation is similar to that of

give any further instructions! in The woods mold and lime compost field corn, only it should be better ITALIAN

.' regard to the culture. But there is ,will furnish all the nitrogen needed, than 'that often given. The ground You're the loser unless B EE S

a growing disposition to grow the va. and the liberal percentage of potash must be in good order, as the plantsare he you sweets keep of bees nature to,gather about., 3
rieties of the sweet potato that are ",will, prevent any harm from excessive much less stocky when coming up .Meutiint you. Jlvo uiul Kt>IVolltiible ei lntr l to either sex, In town
for the Northern market stimulation. than those of other Plant in or country m)J 1'iipo lieu Hook free to all.
profitable s: corn. d. AI. tl JUNKINMVetuuii>kn, Ala.


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Ammonia, 4 1-2 to 52 per cent. Available Phosphoric Acid, 4 1-2 to 6 per cent.
, Potash Sulphate, 11 to 13 per cent. t. 1

Made Exclusively from Nitrate of Soda, Cotton Seed Meal, Blood and Bone, Acid Phosphate and Sulphate of Potash. i

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:' We also have a large supply of J. H. Baker & Bro.'s Celebrated Complete Manures in stock. Also, Nitrate of Soda, Blood and Bone,

Acid Phosphate, Dissolved Bone, Selected Kentucky Tobacco Stems, Ground Tobacco Stems, Etc.WE .
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II..SON: die TOOl\t.lER: .
Bright Cotton Seed Meal. 817.BO per ton.
Dark Cotton Seed Meal, 15.00 per ton. 1 HE FERTILIZER HOUSE OI FLORIDA.

drills about three feet apart, and leave duced a heavy field. It will turn off cut off. Another hand follows with a The main point in the use of the
two stalks every 15 or 18 inches. The more pounds of shelled corn per acre hoe and draws dirt around plants, machine is to get it to work at" this
rice corn can be planted a little thicker than the common field corn, and for firming soil but not enough to break early stage in growth of crop.
than this, but the flint grows a larger poultry is excellent. the sod. Nothing more will be needed ,till
stalk, and four stalks for each nine .. CULTIVATION.-Cultivation should, the corn is well up and the flexible 1
feet of- ground is about right. Tomato Culture. be shallow with cultivator and harrow, leaves well extended. At this time
: Buyers do not want pop-corn less PLANTING TO FIELD.-About the unless ground should pack; in such the corn will bear considerable brushing -
than one year old, as it will not pop first of April, in this latitude, we find cases we bar off closely, then turn dirt by the weeder teeth' without injury -
well any sooner unless artificiallydried. that the heaviest frosts are over and back and side harrow, hoe or scrape butA
The grower must expect to plant a few hundred of the largest. just enough to keep clean, till the NEW CROP OF LITTLE WEEDS
store it twelve months. The crib The evening before planting we water crop is set, then lay by, stake and tie will be destroyed. I sometimes use
must absolutely mouse-proof, as heavily the plants we intend to plant up. After the vine is loaded with such weeder a third time after the
any staining or smell of mice damagesits I next day. This makes the dirt remainin Fruit, we gather up all the vines in a corn is several inches high, remem-,
sale When cribbing the corn, all square sods just as cut. We usual- hill and pull them up pretty tightlyand bering to plant enough seeds in the
silks and ribbons should removed, ly ,use"a mason's trowel with about another, hand takes a double drills to allow for'killing an occasional
and 'usually some ears that are too two inches of sharpened end off and wrap with a piece of twine about sixteen plant.If .
large must be culled out. This is all ground round and sharpened. With inches long and ties them as the work is well done thus far,
the preparation for market needed, if this we cut each row of plants both tight as he can pull the twine. Some. the cultivator between the rows will
sold to seedsmen, but some confection- ways, in cold frame, then run undera times when the vines are rank we remove do the rest without hand hoeing. By
ers'do not like to buy unshelled lots. plant taking about four inches of the leaves from the lower half this I time the crop will shade the
When the market is overstocked and soil. of hill, especially on the north side. ground too much to allow weeds to
confectioners do not want to buy, they PREPARATION OF LAND.-The lands This gives the grown tomatoes air and spring up. If one would have the
aresurer: of it than any other men I should be bedded in five feet rows or light and they ripen soon. We pick fields absolutely free from weeds it
ever met. They will not have it at beds in late fall. Three weeks before when just beginning to turn red, wipe might be necessary to go over the
any'price. When the market gets into planting time, center furrow deep and clean with a cloth, remove the stem, crop with a light hoe and cut out the
this condition, the only thing to'do is throw two light furrows on center fur pack and ship. J. W. DAY. occasional weed that may have :es
to hold,a year or two until people quit row with a light plow, then smooth 1 caped. One may "hoe" such a field
raising it, and then the price goes very with a harrow, then put,on the man- Breed's Weeder-A Valuable Im almost as fast as one. would walk.-
high. Within a year corn sold in ure and fertilizers. We use"'principally plement.? Our Grange,Homes.-
.New York at five cents per pound, or commercial fertilizers to the Like other smoothing harrows, it .
$2 per bushel of 40 pounds in the ear. amount of 600 to 800 pounds to the works much better when the land is Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder
An average price, probably, is 2 4 or acre. Rich soil does not require any properly fitted for its use. If corn World's Fair Highest Medal and Diploma.
3 cents a pound, although I bought ammonia, as it makes too much weed were planted in the old fashioned way .
several tons a few years ago at $20a and causes too much cracking in the by hand in raised hills the. weeder
ton, or one cent a pound. tomatoes and rot at the blossom end, would level them down and root out Remedies Against Vermin.
One can raise from 60 to 100 bushels should a drouth set in. the corn. No piece of steel can knowa The simplest of all that I have ever
of 40 pounds each, of pop-corn on We prepare land by breaking out all weed from a valuable plant, but the used in the home garden is the hot
an acre, depending upon soil and va- of old original bed, run a harrow over intelligent farmer can so fit his land soap-suds as they are to be had from
riety. It is a crop that pays big when it, then open with a turning plow I by leveling and cleaning it of stones, the kitchen on wash-days. Their use,
one is able and willing to wait for the right on top of the ridge over where' clods and other obstructions, that the however, needs some discretion. I
right year to sell, which comes once or the fertilizers are lying; run' two fur- weeder, while passing over it may be have applied them almost boiling hot,
twice in five years-possibly oftener. rows one in' the other so as to stir up made to destroy all the weak little by the dipperful and in a dash, on
The recent high prices have aroused fertilizers, and throw a little on top. weeds on the surface while the stronger cabbages that had the heads well ,
considerable interest in this crop, and After the land has been stirred in this rooted corn or potato will be passedover formed, without doing appreciable
there is danger that the market may manner in early spring, there is not without injury. I always want damage to the leaves, and yet with
again be glutted as itwas six years ago. much chance'for cut worms to do any my corn planted about two inches be- deadly effect on the green worm as
Personally, I would hesitate about damage, they are used up. low the level of the field and with one well as upon lice. But usually the
planting l largely just now, but there is PLANTING.-As planting begins, a inch of earth over the seed. Then I suds, when washwoman is through
no predicting future, prices. man goes''ahead and opens up smooth would use the weeder or smoothing with them, are just about hot enough
Plant white flint, have pure seed, places every two, or three feet where harrow about a day before the corn to kill these cabbage pests without do-
keep the crop secure from mice, and plants are to be set; then come two would generally appear above ground, ing any''harm to the crop, especiallyif
when it is a year the names of men with a hand-barrow, loaded with say as soon as the first spire was in you can apply them with the garden
seedsmen and leading confectioners plants from out of the cold frame and sight. The teeth rnnning only an inchor sprinkler. They get cooled off quitea
in cities and write them.-Ohio Far. place them in places prepared to receive a little more deep would not touch good deal before they reach the
mer. them. The sod containing a the corn but would root out or cover leaves. To apply them with a dash,
'Pop-corn has been tried in Brad- plant can best be removed from bar up and destroy all surface weeds that however, makes surer work of it; be-
ford county, of this State, and it pro- row with a mason's trowel with point were sprouting or'coming in sight. sides, to fit this liquid for application


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' with the sprinkler, it must first be
1 strained through burlap, or something ,
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of that - - - - -
, sort.Kerosene.
I I I emulsion sprayed on the -by.......S.... -8.-DeLANOY""'- ......,-Apopka- Fla. A PO P-KA, FLORIDA.

, : plants is also sure to kill the lice, and Eggs Free.

;' i green worm too. But it should not be I We know there are plenty of readers -' ; INDIAN GAMES.

! used on cabbage-heads when they are of this paper capable of assistingus Sharps and Imported. The best blood obtainable in the world. Can furnish Eggs from separate
yards in one order.BLACK.
nearly ready for market or use, as the to make the poultry departmentmore
: kerosene flavor is liable to stick. that
interesting. Every one ,LANGSHANS.
I There is ,no objection to its use on hen tell of their ,
I keeps a can a story An exceedingly fine pen of exhibition birds. Have added fresh blood in the shape of the'best I
plants in the seed-bed. experience. No matter whether it is could buy from the breeders of the winners at Macon Columbia, Kansas City and Madison Square

Next, we have a, good remedy in long or short, favorable or unfavorable Garden, New York.BLACK .

: strong tobacco tea. Boil some tobacco to the hen business, write it up MINORCAS.

refuse in water until the strength is all and send it on to us at Apopka and it
I One yard only headed by a shapely and beautifully male, the best could
out of it, then dilute it until ,you have ; plumaged we buy
will be recorded.
I duly from one of New York's Famous Breeders. Eggs limited.
!' a liquid of the color of strong tea. Can't think of a subject ? Well,

Spraying or sprinkling this on the infested let's see. Suppose you tell us what EGGS, PER SETTING, $2.00. TWO SETTINGS, $3.5O.

! .. plants will soon clear them of breed or breeds have tried in Owing to the present condition of things in Florida we prepay the express at above prices. 1
! unwelcome visitors. Tobacco refuse you Eggs from the three breeds in one order if you desire A copy of the best Poultry paper published,,
I Florida, and with what success, whether with each order as long as they last. Have your order booked ahead and avoid delays. Why sendto
can usually be had quite cheaply, you found them suitable to this Jerusalem or Halifax for eggs when as good can be obtained in Florida at less money.guarantee .

and it is a good fertilizer, 'very rich in climate or not; profitable or unprofitable I. S. S. DeL.AI TOY" PROP.4ijWe .
: potash. Instead of using the tea it
; ,eating qualities, when put in the : Eggs to arrive in good condition.
will probably answer to mulch the ,
of them
pot; manner rearing as to .
ground in the seed-bed quite thickly
with tobacco stems and tobacco dust. feeding, cooping, etc. Have you vent them becoming too intimate with for the last twenty-five years. I mix f fit
raised ducks ? If
turkeys or guineas
I j I Lice do not like tobacco in any form. so with what, and how did the garden and house surrounding, with the soil some time before I '
i In the greenhouse' can keep them them ? Do hensor we could have answered more -intelli- plant a crop, generally. If it is ap-
you manage : you Supposing he wishes them plied,to soil and seeds
gently. dry j
i out by regular fumigation-burning a machine to hatch with ? If the planted on /
; tobacco stems once or twice a week latter method how does it suit in for breeding purposes, we will say: it at once it is apt to "fire" the young

until the house is well filled with the comparison with the old hen ? you How allow 100 square feet per fowl, the plants as they come up. In moist soil I

smoke.-Farm and Fireside. do brood the chicks and with more the better, if room and the expense there is little danger, and in sowing

.. you of fencing are no object. In onion seed I apply a pretty liberal
what luck ? Does it to keep
pay regard to shape that is a matter of quantity to the row of the fresh ma-
How Long a Cow May Give Milk. fowls for in nieghborhood ?
eggs your
taste and the shape of the plot of nure, cover it, rake it smooth and sow
The idea that a cow has passed her What is the present price and the average -
ground they are to be built on. For, the onion seed on top of the row. One
days of usefulness at nine or ten for the year ? When it comesto
years small yards we prefer the oblong if month later I transplant the young
of is shaken by the better idea insects, how do you manage them ?
age only one or two yards are to be built. 'plants on another row of fresh manure.
that the life of a cow depends Did you ever see a flea; one of those
upon If four yards were to be built on a No damage seems to be done by it,
little insignificant ones that notifies the
the treatment she receives. If valua-
plot of ]land 100 feet square, 600 feet though the tender roots are put down
ble in the dairy, she is likely to subject that he is on hand b.y proceeding
get of lineal would the In
poultry netting ( ) go among raw manure. February
to make himself felt ? Have
humane treatment, and we see her you
further towards making larger yardson I usually draw the dirt off the onion
to drive them off from
going far beyond the serviceable age managed your the square plan than on the oblong.For beds by hand-down to the little bulbs,
usually ,alloted to cows. American place; if so, in what manner ? Have '
instance, the 600 lineal feet of and again apply fresh manure on the
records show that Duchess Alice you ever had any epidemic among
netting would make four yards, Sox. surface between the plants.
calved 3rd August, 1861, produced 17 your flocks ? How: did you manageit 50 containng 2,500 square feet. There may be a better way of rais-

recorded..calves, the last at twenty-two ? ana other subjects too numerousto Whereas, if built on the oblong it ing onions but'I have never seen any.

years of age; Helen Erie, calved.26th mention.By would take 700 feet of netting to Some of my neighbors say that poultry
this time
November, 1868, produced 16 re you are wonderingwhere make yards 25x100 containing the manure is one of the best things for
the of this article
corded calves the last at nineteen egg part
same amount of room. Irish potatoes. Plant the potatoes ina

years of age; Henrietta Morgan, calved comes in so I will proceed explain.I To prevent cocks in adjoining yards trench, put a little earth on top, then

1st September, 1840, produced 14 recorded propose to give'thirty eggs, divided ;I from fighting through the mesh of the manure, then more dirt. Poultry
calves the last at nineteen into three lots of 13, '10 and 7, (one
wire and thus disfiguring each other, manure does not keep well as it comes
years of age; Lucille, calved 16th choice of varieties we breed), to the it is necessary to have a base of boardsat from the houses. It heats and breeds

June, ic68, produced her last recorded first, second and third communicationthat least two feet high; it also has an- worms, and for that reason I always

calf at nineteen years of age; Rose, reaches us suitable for publication other advantage, that of preventingfowls apply it to the soil for some prospective -

calved 3rd June, 1863, produced 14 on or before April 15th, 1895. from seeing what is going on crop, as soon as I get my poultry
will be and delivered
calves the last at seventeen of Eggs packed
years outside, and thus prevent them from houses cleaned.
age; Snowdrop, calved loth of Janu- the express office in Apopka free being disposed to fly over, as Leg M. CHESEBRO.
of Of it is understoodthat
ary, 1851, produced 15 recorded charge. course horns and some of the lighter breeds Plummer, Fla. .
not than one lot is to to
calves the last at more go
years; might be inclined to do. Please correct the following error
Ursula, 2nd, calved iith March, 1863, anyone person or family. We hope Four feet of netting and two feet of in high prices of issue of March
that will avail themselves of eggs
five recorded calves the last every one .
produced ,, baseboards fence feet
making a six
this opportunity. We would like to 30. "Which he afterwards, 1 believe ;
at twenty years of age. These are I high is suitable for all the medium
hear from one hundred readers. If bought at two dollars, the price he gave ,
only specimens some sixty samplesof havent time to write a lengthy ar- size fowls, such as Langhans, Games, for the others." should have :
from fifteen you
cows breeding at to ticle sized postal card Plymouth Rocks, Wyandottes, etc., read : "Bought for ten dollars, half
use a large
; you
twenty years'of'age. and would for if "
can get considerable thereon by writ- answer Leghorns. you the price he gave for the other. I,
-4.- clipped their wings.
S. S. D.
ing close. Don't won't stand
Mr. O. C. say you Place ten to twelve feet .
McGrady, a practical your posts
'show of getting the Possibly
farmer of 19 years experience in this any eggs. apart; if placed further apart the net The county commissioners of Duval
your's be the first to reachus.
section was called upon to give his may ting is apt to sag too much. Some county, Florida, have adopted a reso-
S. S. D.
., views as to the profitableness of cot Apopka Fla. nail,a 1x4 at_ the top of fence to tack .lution.:__ recommending L.. an appropriauun f
ton or sugar cane. He was not in favor 4 netting to, it probably makes a more o1 $40,000 uy the Stateleglslaturefor :

of general cotton planting; a man Poultry Yards. attractive-looking fence, but is an unnecessary a State exhibit at the Cotton States

of Will in the FARMERAND and the of and International Exposition.
couldn'tpay the prices labor now you kindly give expense cause .. .

prevalent, and come out whole, but if FRUIT GROWER an account of more fowls flying over than any other Dr. Price's Cream- Baking Powder

he could do the work himself he the best system of keeping poultry one thing. They see a place to. .light Most Perfect ,Made.

could make a living. The same with regard to yards, size, shape and on, sail up, make an observation of .--

would be true of sugar cane. He ,had number of fowls to each yard? I the surrounding country and out they THE IMPROVED I

no trouble in raising 10, barrels of 40 have looked for information on these go. S. S. D. VICTORINCUBATOR

gallons each of syrup to the acre, and points in poultry articles for months, 4

the'syrup was worth sets per gallon. but have failed to find it. Poultry Manure.

He also gave figures showing that it H. A. L. Editor Farmer and Fruit Grower: I Hatches Chickens by Steam

had cost him about 85 dollars per If the correspondent had stated Mr. DeLanoy enquires about my ex- = ,Absolutely The simplest aelf-reaalatlnc.moat reliable, '

acre to raise it, leaving a profit of $15 whether he wished the yards {for breed perience with poultry manure. I have logue ta- In and the cheapest market.first-claw*Circular Hatcher free.

per acre.-Crescent City News. ing, or simply to confine fowls to pre- I used this manure, more than any other, 4 cento? GEO. IllTJSIi&CX)., Qulncr,ULr'



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deep red and gold, and the lovely C. Awarded
State News.The Our Rural Home.
!. flaccida, with its crinkled and. fragile Highest HonorsVorld' Fair,
.yellow blooms; C. nontonii ,is still
f;:'. week's business in strawberry Edited by MINNIE GILMORE MILLS, another of my favorites; but I am a -DR; -
: .. shipments began on Monday with 800 St. Thomas. Fla. little fearful it will not make its appear-
for that and has been "'-"" this
.r" quarts day pretty ance spring. others are doing
: well duplicated for each day duringthe The Flower Garden-IV. well, yet not one had any protec-
week.Courier. "Thre now I That looks better thanit tion during our severe cold weather. CEjC

There is no abandoning of groves. ever will again," said the good man, C. "Giant Cardinal" I exclude from
about DeLand or in Volusia county as out of breath, he threw down the these beds, on account of its immense
f as far as we have heard. All will try hoe, and surveyed his work. He had foliage which grows to such a height,
to get' the trees back to where they been making ,a, circular bed for me, ten feet and upwards. The blossomis .
were before the freeze; some will be and it did look nice-no mistake. smaller than some of the others,
able to succeed quicker than others- Still though the soil was so well pul- but of a fiery red, while the upper BJUONi'OWlIIt

: Volusia County Record.Mr. verized, and the.shape so symmetrical, leaves and stems are of, a deep pur-

;";" M. B. Waite: of Washington,. I hope it will be improved by the plish hue. This and a handsome .
i who has visited this section annually lovely plants that shall be growing and bronze-leaved variety-C. robustaI .
" for the past few years under instruc- blooming within the circle. plant in corners where I want clumpsto
t tions from Secretary Morton, for the There are two long beds in the east i grow. Many plants are most effec- MOST PERFECT MADE.
: purpose of investigating the alleged (front) yard ; this circular one is mid tive in masses. The canna is one of A pure Grape Cream of Tartar Powder. Free
pear blight, arrived here Tuesday, and way between, about eight feet from these; but as much for ,convenience in from Ammonia, Alum or any other adulterant
" in company with Mr. George Lewis each in the (front yard proper. Not caring for them, as anything else, I 40 YEARS THE STANDARD.

" and John S. Winthrop inspected the very elaborate, certainly; but, as I said, have placed some of my choicest va- ._
''i 1. groves around Tallahassee. Mr. to be in keeping with: our country' rieties in these two long beds. Theyare
with side wheels. It bac'kin
eighteen feet in length and about seems away
Wade discovered no blight, and thinks homes-the farmers homes-we do not
there's the Ina taken there
four in width. up
there is should not want anything fanciful. Artistic they
,no reason why we
for the summer to keep the worms and
M. G. M.
have' this be but there should be certain
a splendid pear crop year.- may a
barnacles off the hull and being
Tallahasseean. simplicity about them. Let the flowers [To be Continued,1, neg-
T -, -4- lected sunk, and there has remainedever
t "The. pineapple juice or Richards and plants make their own display ; Up the Tomoka.- since, going to pieces, leaving",the
Nature be directed. I have
which Capt. Thomas E. may For Our Rural Home: machinery and two fine boilers a total
of Eden introduced, in a small '' a been making a border to another bed I
way' On the morning of March 27th the loss to the owner.
few years ago, bids fair to receive a of wild blue violets that are always so following party were on board the About five miles up the Tomoka' the
permanent and popular position in the plentiful in the woods, along the road- steam launch Spartan bound for the Jacksonville, St. Augustine and Indian
trade. The well-known firm 'of sides, and in the fields at this season.
popular trip up. the Tomoka river.. River Railway crosses the river, and
:. Schull, Tuttle & Co., Ltd., of Philadelphia The blossoms are much !larger than Mrs. Vining, wife of one of the pro- under the widest span we go slowly,
Pa., have been appointed sole' the wild,violets of the Northern States, prietors of the ,Hotel Coquina, at Or- as the smokestack has only a few inchesto
agents. The preparation has received and the leaves not shaped exactly the. mond-by-the-sea, with some of the spare; then on, with the jingle, pass
'. name of ,"Pinapin," and as same. Several times I have trans. guests of that favorite hostelry, name- the island, 'on the other side of whichare
I( such is. being rapidly introduced tog planted them, the white ones also, to
; ly, Mrs. Bancroft; Mr. and Mrs. O, L. a couple of other launches stop-
the trade throughout the world. The my flower yard. The latter.make as Hays, of Ohio; Miss\ Wilcox, ,of Vermont ping at the Tomoka Cabin"at Misner's
r flooding the mails with pretty a border as the blue, but I find
agents :.are ; Colonel ,Parrott, of Columbus, Landing.On .
literature the subject.TitusvilleAdvocate. none of them just 'now. Before the 0.; Colonel and Mrs. D. W. Mills, of we, go turning the bends and
second and last freeze I noticed
I Chicago. sighting more 'gators and turtles, anda
:When it learned all who had were quite abundant (in January). !
was by It was a perfect day, with a light boat with two women in it fishing.
visited the fair that Ft. Myers had These wild white fairy lilies (Zephyr- wind from the north, when we steamed Owing to'their wearing sunbonnets we
taken second premium against a small anthis) are now blossoming on "the up' the broad Halifax six, miles above will skip a description of their physi-
precinct in Orange county all were burns" where the fires have swept the the bridge, passing the residence of ognomy. ,
astonished, and expressions were old grass away. In this section, at our well-,known writer, Mr. Amsden, Our destination is at Bennett's Land-
freely made on all sides that it was least, they do not appear, for some of poultry fame, on the ,east bank. At ing, where all go ashore, hearing that
unjust.: The verdict of the publicwas reason, until after these forest fires, be the mouth of the Tomoka is encoun- ripe strawberries are to be, had.. Mr.
unanimous for Ft. Myers. Think they late or early. I have tried several tered shoal water, but following the Bennett i is one of the old settlers 'in
of precinct, taking the first award in times to have a bed of these beautiful stakes of the channel we are in the these parts, and has quite a farm, for
the banner orange growing county of lilies, but have not succeeded. The deep waters of the most interestingsmall Florida. One of the sons has been
the State, and not an orange, lemonor foliage is so much like wire grass- river of Florida, and which has with a Mr. Campbell, of Philadelphia,
grape fruit in the exhibit whileFt. what little foliage there is-that it is been called the miniature Ocklawaha.It for some time. One youngster, on
Myers not only filled up the Lee with difficulty distinguished from it, is, indeed, a winding stream, which hearing that Mr. Campbell was a rich
county department with fruit, but the and the flower stalk seems to springup calls for the alertness of the pilot, as man, to the amusement,of' the guests,
department for citrus fruits containeda grow a foot or more, bud and the launch is fifty feet long,.and so requires said, with all the bravado of a fiveyearold -
pyramid of Ft. Myers oranges and blossom, in a single night. I say it management on the sharp turns. : "I'm rich, too."" explanation -
plates of fine budded oranges and seems to-for suddenly the ground Of course, all are on the.lookout for of the grandfather, it seems he' had
grape fruit.-South Florida Sentinel. grows white with these delicate."lilies alligators, and soon a shout from thoseon found a ten-cent piece a few days be- ,
Mr. Collins B. Hubbard has just of the field.," No doubt a close observer the upper ',deck tells those below fore, which accounted for his inde-
completed arrangements for engaging would note the progress of the that there are- some in sight. The,engine pendence.After .
in the orange industry in Jamaica on plants.At is slowed down for a full view of the strawberry picking we all
a most extensive scale. Immediately the sides,and ends of one long them; then the jingle of the bell scares embark, and the tables are spread and
after,, the late disastrous freeze he del- : bed are set double rows of small tube the sleepy 'gator, so off the log he rolls the iced ale is forthcoming, as all the
egated to Mr. Goldsmith H. Williams rose bulbs, too small to bloom this splash into the water, to the amuse- appetites are keen after a taste of those
power to go to that country and lease i year. Not that these are the most ap ment of all on board. fine berries.
for a term of three years an immense propriate plants for a border; but they The Florida spring has surely come, We just have room to pole the launch
number of bearing trees, with a viewto will, probably, be better cared for as the soft maple has its full-sized leaf, around, and away for the cabin, whichis
filling in the'time which will be required here than if planted in some out-of- while the cypress, oak and other trees reachedere lunch is finished, but all
for the trees in this section to the-way place (which otherwise wouldbe are putting on their, verdure amid the must land and inspect the cabin and
recover productiveness. Mr. Williams the case, when no flowers are to be dark green of the cabbage palmetto.On register their names on some of the interior
returned to the city on Saturday last, expected). we go around the bends, and sud- walls.
having been highly successful in his At the ends the bulbs are put in triple denly pass a picnic in the full enjoy- This is the rendezvous for fishingand
.mission. He'has secured the trees rows; as they will not grow tall, they ment of dinner in a leafy bower. Up picnic parties on the Tomoka.
on I,:l00 :acres of land in Ste. Ann's will make a not unsightly border, for high on a bare pine tree is the nest of The last party had left some dying I
parish, Jamaica, about forty miles out I want of a better. an osprey or fish hawk, built of the embers in the large fireplace, which is :
from Kingston, and at the opening of : In this long bed, as in the other, gray moss and twigs. The passing made of sticks, mud and moss. It is ,I
the:coming shipping season that gentleman i cannas are a principal feature; Childsii steamer frightens one of the parent a perfect reproduction of the native
will go to Jamaica and manage I a gorgeous blossom, mottled birds and away they fly. "Cracker" log cabin, and all the wood
the .forwarding of the fruit, putting it scarlet and gold; Mad. Crozy, petals A.couple of miles up this river is to work shaped by the axe. It is in a
on the market in true American style. red with orange edge; C. Nepalensis, be seen the wreck of the steamer Ina, beautiful spot, and from the veranda
-Crescent City News. delicate yellow; Star of '91, brilliant which was something over i oo feet long, Mr. Flagler had a large photograph

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taken, which hangs in his eating house them self-denial, not self-indulgence. Costs LESS than "Cheap" Paint or S. P. White Lead.
Ormond Under the And when have done all these
at Junction. you Write for' Book on Painting and Color Card, FREU. If
are tables and benches for picnickers. things to the best of your ability don't PAINTOrange I not on sale in your town we will quote price delivered
and send written for five
'' freight prepaid guarantee years.
Again on 'board we soon are winding be disappointed if your children are F. HAMMAR PAINT CO. SPRUCE: ST., ST. LOUIS, MO.

in and out, and have only just nqt perfection. They are human, and

passed under the railroad bridge when all training can do is to make the best '

the; afternoon train flies over it. We of the qualities they'possess. Trees .

are waving parasols and shawls from .

the upper deck, while the, whistle is Among Our Home Folks., '

doing'its share of saluting the passing In reply to an inquiry concerning : Lemon Trees 'I!

coaches. the fruit and vine cassabananaof which

On the banks of this stream can be Mrs. Aiken, St. Augustine, Fla., wrotein

seen a variety of different 'birds and the issue of January 26th, of the '

trees and soil. Here and, there is to Farmer and Fruit Grower, I have received The Old Reliable Buckeye Nurseries.

be seen a low savanna, over which a the following: _

fire few weeks and 'You can to correspondentsthat
say your
ran a now
ago, I have on hand the finest lot of stock I have ever grown of all the,standard va,
presents the ,.appearance of a field of Mr. J. L. ,Normand of Marks- rieties. I have
a specially fine lot of Tardiff and Jaffa in two-year buds, from five I
grain with a couple of weeks, growth. ville, ''La.; has the seed, and will giveall to seven feet high. I recognize the fact that it's hard times, and propose to sell at I I

Short distances, back from the 'banksare information; they may need for the' hard time prices. I make a specialty of the King Orange.

frost-nipped orange groves and cultivation of the fruit.I Write for prices.

truck farms. As we again enter the had but one specimen and that 1 i. E. GILLETT; Prop.,

Halifax 'we pass a naphtha launch froze partially. Though the fruit rotted Weirsdale Fla.

from then the .-. nl1nt. the* seeds with. considerable .
Daytona, on to landing, & tJ..u.*P\.i TT* >*&

where good-byes are said, with the expressions doubt as to their germinating, A use them hereafter. My\ husband, :who

of pleasure of one of their but to my surprise they are just coming Complete Wreck.A \ felt :real miserable all the spring, tookthem
and they made a new man of him.
nicest' in Florida.
steamer trips up. I have also used them for mv daughter,
JULIA NESBITT. When I can say anything for the aged 19) years, who has found them very
fruit other than I have said in the STORY OF PECULIAR INTER-
oTable < beneficial for troubles incidental to her
_. Scarf.. Farmer and Fruit Grower I will do so EST TO WOMEN. sex. So far as I am myself concerned I
with pleasure." consider it a wonderful cure."
For Our Rural Home.I Mrs. Gates has lived at North Maine
want to tell you of a lovely table Florida seems to be trying to win How the Life of a York State for'many years, and i is. highly respected.

scarf which I saw a short time ago. back the golden opinions she has lost; Woman was Wrecked-Life Any statement she makes is cheerfully

It was,.of blue satin, lined with silk ofa with, for the nonce, her old name Lost its Joys-But the acquiesced in by her friends and acquaintances -
Land of ,Flowers. Even the waysides .
lovely shell-pink tint. The size was : Clouds Passed and Hap- '
their colors blue Dr. Williams' Pink .Pills for Pale People -
are putting'on
gay ,
one-half yard wide and ,long enough have sale and
piness Came Again. an enormous from all
violets and wild white lilies with the
G, to drape ,prettily across the corner of quarters,come in glowing reports of the
L a table. On one end was embroidered yellow "star grass" conspicuous. excellent results following their use., An

I a bunch of white daisies and leaves, The Cherokee rose is in full I (From the Birmingham, N.,Y., Itepublican.) analysis proves that they contain in a
bloom, and what is daintier than condensed form all the elements neces-
while on ,the other end, was a spray of On a prosperous farmin; Broome Coun.
to give new life and richness to the
apple blossoms. The flowers were the bud ? Red or coral honeysuckle ty, New York, about two miles from the sary blood;and restore shattered nerves. ,Theyare
its aboutas of Maine lives Mrs. Martha
flings lovely sprays village ,
worked with Asiatic twisted embroidery an unfailing specific for such diseases
if winter wind and Gates, whose friends!and relatives regard I
'wildly as as locomotor ataxia, partial paralysis St.
,silk, which comes in all of the her as one who has been rescued from the ,
snow storms were unheard of. Once Vitus' dance, sciatica, neuralgia,.rheumatism -
delicate tints and will not fade. so serious was the,condition of her
more our are gladdened by the health nervous headache the after effectsof
eyes few months So much curiosity
finished a -
One end of the scarf was ago.
la grippe of the heart pale
scarlet lilies while the tall elders palpitation )
had been'aroused the miracu-
:with silk, tassels, and the .other with gay ; by and sallow, ,complexions, that tired feel
with their and the lous of Mrs. Gates, that a few
feathery panicles, recovery
crochet, rings, put on in strings of three since the ing resulting from nervous prostration;
bunches of blossoms days a reporter on Birmingham
snowy plum pro- all diseases resulting from vitiated humorsin
each and left like
rings to hang a Republican called upon Mrs. Gates at her
claim the the blood such as scrofula) chronic, i
spring.It ery-
fringe. The tassels and strings were house, to learn from her I
sipelas, etc. They are also a specific for
is for that the
a matter rejoicing the that had restored her
made, of B. & A. crochet silk and the own lips causes troubles peculiar to females, such as sup-
pieces left from the flowers. The florists of Florida preserved so many to health arid happiness Mrs. Gates pressions, irregularities and all forms of :
of their choice plants and flowers made the following statement: weakness. They build the blood, and
fringe was pink while the ring fringe up I
"I born in Hartford Cortland
both {for was ,
the the of health to and sal-
through winter-rejoicing restore glow pale I
showed all the colors used in the em- County, New York,:42 years ago. I have
themselves and their patrons. low cheeks. In men they effect a radicalcure '
and the mother
married 21
broidery. years am -
in all capes:: arising from mental
Crotolaria retusa, the yellow sweet children. About two
Velvet may be used for the scarf, eight years worry, overwork or excesses of whatever
pea, or Florida sweet pea, has been ago I was afllicted with troubles incidental -
and the decoration done with silk em- nature. There are no ill effects followingthe
catalogued at last. I notice Messrs.: to my sex and suffered agonizing
use of this wonderfnl medicine, and .
chenille arrasene' and
broidery or
trouble continued to
Pike & Ellsworth of Jessamine, call pain. The grow it can be given to children with perfect
Asiatic. filo or Roman floss. worse, until last winter I was compelledto I''
attention to it under the name of safety
R. E. MERRYMAN, take to my bed. I called in a regular
These Pills are manufactured by the !I
Melrose, Fla. West India Rattle Box, fully as appro- physician; ,,but his treatment did not seem Dr., Williams' Medicine Company, Sche-

.. priate a name, but to my mind not i to dome_ .much.. .. .. good, and .only' relieved nectad- N. "V... and are sold only in f
-e-(---- more so than the one by which it is me for a little time, alter winch my con- boxes'bearing; the fi 11'str ci mark and: f

Bringing Up Children. locally known. ED. O. R. H. dition became worse than before. I was wrapper, at 50 cents a box or six boxes

From earliest infancy, inculcate in- -. .-*- confined to my bed for three months and for $2.50, and are never sold in bulk.
was absolutely\ unable to attend to my
They be had of all druggists or
stant obedience. Unite firmness with may
Beware of Ointments for Catarrh household duties. I could hardly feed
direct by mail from Dr. Williams' Medi-,
gentleness. Let your children under- that contain Mercury, myself so weak had i become. I had to cine Company. The price at which these

stand always that you mean what you as mercury will surely destroy the sense. be waited upon day and night and was u pills are sold! } makes a course of treatment t

say. Never promise them anything of smell and completely derange the physical wreck. There was very grave inexpensive as compared with other rem- ;
whole when it doubts about my ultimate recovery. The l
entering through edies.
unless system
you are quite sure you can the mucous surfaces. Such articles should best hope the doctor could hold out to me I'I

give what you say. If you tell a child never be used except on prescriptions was that I might be able to get around I

'to do something, show him how to do. ,from reputable physicians, as the damage again and attend'to my household duties
it, and see that it is done. Always they will do is ten fold to the good you after remaining in bed a few months I "' .: A.V f'CE"'r e: I

punish your children 'for willfully disobeying can possibly derive from them Hall's longer, But instead of getting better, I (; { ,{S, ft GRUB &TUMP I

but themin Catarrh Cure, manufactured by F. J. grew steadily worse. One day I happened eyrrt tt: MA Ct'Ilf'YMq
never punish ; >o .
to read in the about Dr. Wil-
& Co. Toledo, 0. contains no ? paper l
Cheney '
'anger. Never let them know that mercury, and i's taken internally, acting iams' Pink Pills for Pale People and decided fJ'r, ; rk.aan titter Sf A ND 1i' I

they vex you, or make you lose your directly upon the blood and mucous surfaces to give them a trial. Immediatelyafter tJ1,, } ]r Bm cnSrm1PS ':/ .. I
them'and before I
self-command. If they give 'way to of the system. In buying Hall's taking for ':i f 1i fj\ Will pull an crdnn! .,
petulance or ill temper, wait till theyare Catarrh Cure be sure you get made half a box I saw a condition marked change All this t..t4-&ii: Grub In I lYZ>?N If1UT S rr :
ine. It is taken and in the; better in my 'j. -= ""2' ,
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calm, then reason with them on time however I confined to bed. .--- \ _. : ...-'---"- .;
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the foolishness of their conduct. Never by I[ continued taking the medicine until 1 Makes a clean sweep of Two Arcs nt a..Ittlng.I A I
Testimonials free.iST" man a boy and a horse can operate envyUhafns
give children anything because 75c had used four boxes and by that time I ; or rollll to handle. The crop) on a few acres the I
your Sold
by Druggists per
ilrst>oar will pay for theMachine.! bendpoetaleardforllluairated : )
they for it. Teach them that the bottle, was able to be about and around again. Catalogue, gMnt+ice, terms tobtimon. I'
cry _____ ... The has been stdady ever ialval: o Information.! concerning iron Hunt !'
-----> improvement
is Machine,Two Ilorso Uawkeoye and
sure and to good Grub and Htunip"
easy way appear Fon COUGHS, ASTHMA\ AND THROAT since., I am still a little weak, but am other appliances for dealing timber land. Address [
to1 be good. Accustom ,them to make 3isoRiEiis Brown's Bronchial Troches growing stronger as fast as nature, aided KIU..NE 1IIANI<'A'Tt'JtUU' ('()., lOB 8th,St., Monmouth,111.SiinnrMltlo !.
their little recitals with truth. Pink Pills will lot Shetland Pony Farm. For catalogue. ad. t
perfect are an effective remedy. Sold only in by Dr.Villiams' drenaAllliio Broil, at above omco and number, lirced. '
.,.. Never allow tale bearing. Teach boxes. have great faith in these pills and shall era of 1'uro Shetland 1'onleu. ;

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TERMS OF SUBSORIPTION Experiment Station Bulletins. ter handling. Furthermore, it is an cost of feeding the prisoners and not
For One Year ................. ...........82.00
and therefore fruit the
For Six Months..i.. .................. ..u. i.oo Simultaneously we receive Bulletins early perishable 40 cents per day as at present.
In Foreign Countries ....................... 3.00 25 and 26 of the Florida Agricultural and the consumer seldom wants to 9. We demand that a reduction be
;Subscriptions in all cases cash in Expenment Station; one on Leaches purchase a large quantity at once, as made in the salaraies of the judge of
advance. No discount allowed on one'sown and the other on Bighead both writ- he would of the longer-keeping winter the criminal court and of the county
in club but to ;
subscription(except a ),
varieties of all the of schools.
all agents a liberal cash commission will ten by Prof. A. W. Bitting. Doctor or apples. Nearly superintendent
be allowed on all subscriptions obtained Clute in an introduction, states brieflythe commission men say that,except for re- I o. We demand that the "per-
by them. Write for terms. necessity for these treatises and shipment to smaller interior markets, diem" of the county solicitor be abol-
To every new subscriber we will send, the circumstances under which they they have to repack Le Conte pears ished.

postpaid in ,Florida.a copy"of For Whitner's two new"Garden-sub- were prepared. To collect the ma- into smaller packages than barrels before II. We demand that the justices of

ing scribers, at $2.00 each, we will send, terial for them Professor Bitting they can sell them to any ad van the peace shall have final jurisdiction -
postpaid, a copy of Moore's "Orange traveled 3,126 miles within the State, tage. In doing so they reap a profit in all cases where the amount
Culture." chiefly over the F., C. & P. and the which the grower may as well savor involved does not exceed $100; and
Rates of advertising be on made application.check J., T. & K. W. railroads, to whose { himself by shipping in small boxes. that they shall have final jurisdiction -
Remittances should by ,
There is ventilated slat-basket of all misdemeanors and that
postal note money order or registered officers thanks are extended for free a ,
letter to order of transportation furnished for this pur- something like the lettuce basket, all costs and fines, including the

,:, FARMER AND FRUIT GROWER, Fla., pose. While treating these two trouble- shaped like a truncated cone and amount stolen in the case of petty
Jacksonville some and mysterious ailments of our holding about a half barrel, which larency, shall be paid to the countyby
NOTICE !1. domestic animals with thoroughness, will be tried to some extent. by the offenders working on the pub-
Professor Bitting brings to his task pear shippers this season. Barrelsare lic roads allowing them 25 cents per
If you receive a copy of this the modesty of the true scientiest, who to apt to be deficient in ventila. day for their labor, and the county to

paper which you did not order, does not hesitate to say, when necessary tion, having practically none at the pay the amount stolen, to the owner,
consider it an invitation to sub- "I do not know." Near the heads, while this basket if well aired. after the labor has been performed.

scribe. If you do not want it, conclusion of the bulletin on Bigheadhe 12. We demand a law that will,be

kindly hand it to a neighbor. says under the head of Treatment : Changes in the Laws and Reduc- effective in punishing any fraud that
"We are not prepared to offer a treat- tion of Expenses Demanded. may be committed by any officer hav-
CONTENTS. ment that can be considered a cure. If ing charge of elections.
Some of the citizens of Reddick are .
it has been shown with sufficient clearness -
circulating the following petition to in the Hammocks.
GROVE AND ORCHARD-Orange Trees and the I Gardening
Dead Line; How a Mississippi Grower that the disease is not local but be forwarded to the legislature as soon
Saved His Trees ; Letter from St. Augus- and that which Another trip on the cars, and we
tine; Fruit in the South.................. 211 general, a treatment as it convenes : struck Titusville. I have just been
has for its end local effect will
Effect of Fertilizing: on Pears; Fruit Cold a not
Storage; The Trifoliata in the Freeze..... 212 be sufficient, something has been ac To the Senators and Representatives of the out in the woods with friend Fros-
FARMER AND TRUCKER-Letter From Fort State Florida in assembled.
........ of Legislature cher, and have seen something that I
Ogden; Egg Plant .... .... ....212 complished.
Sweet Potatoes for Northern Shipment ; Owing to the destruction of the cit- shall not soon forget. Imagine a low
Popcorn.......... ............... .... 213 Every intelligent farmer in. the the cold the
rus by during
groves past piece of ground covered with palmettotrees
Tomato Culture; Breed's Weeder ; Reme- State should send to Director O.
dies Against Vermin.... .... ........... 214 winter: and the frmYof the said groves with all other growth cut
.'.. .... Clute Lake and obtain away.
How Long a Cow May Give Milk. 215 City, a copyof
POULTRY-Eggs Free; Poultry Yards; Poultry being the chief dependence of a large Now, imagine open ditches, two or
Manure....... ........... .... ............ 215 each of these bulletins. portion of the citizens of this state, it three feet wide, cut through at inter-
OUR RURAL HOME-The Flower Garden, No. .
4; Up The Tomoka .. .... ............ .... 216 being the principal money crop, and vals so as to draw off the water. The

Table Our Scarf Home; Bringing Folks.'...up...Children..........;..Among. ...... 217 Packages for Pears. finding ourselves confronted by des- bottom is pure white sand; and the
1,..:,-., EDITORIAL-Experiment Station Bulletins; Mr. P. M. ''Kiely, the well-known St. titution and want, and the low priceof water, as it runs through, is as soft as, ,
Packages for Pears;Changes in Laws De-
manded; Gardening in the Hammocks... 218 Louis merchant, says: "The pear is a farm products making the outlook rain water,. and as clear as water well
Markets; Oranges High Prices for Pome rich luxurious fruit when for 'to in- :
los ...................;....... ............ ...... 219 grown to discouraging us meet our can be. These ditches are cut through
Shipping Directions........................ 220 perfection or properly matured, and is debtedness either to the state, countiesor at intervals of from one to five hundredfeet
Weather and Crops ....... ....... ........... 221 marked for its another-
Prices-A Fact And It's Significance; Tea great delicacy, juicy to one as may be needed to take off the
Culture in South Carolina .............. 228 textures and delightful flavor. It is, We, therefore, as citizens of the surplus moisture. The gardener goes
of course, a favorite with the publicfor _state, petition your honorable body to to work and gets out everything except -
Weather in 'Jaoksonville. its many qualities. The pear, properly give us relief by legislation in reducing the palmetto trees. These are

managed, is an excellent shipper.It the expenditures of the govern- all or nearly all, left standing. They ,
DATE a d. a g; a v 3.Sd a should be packed in the regular ment in all its branches to the mini- are, on an average, perhaps ten or
-co 00 peach box, but when the business is mum limit, and by extending the time fifteen feet apart, may be farther.
Mch. 26..-.. .... S9 71- 80.55- 2S- 68- -.0 conducted on a more extensive scale, for the payment of taxes and the collection When they have oak stumps difficult,

Mch.Mch. 28 27................ 56 584 61: 82 77'' 52 54 25 28 64 68 .0.0 as it is in the East, the barrel is the of debts. to get ,out, rubbish is piled on them
Mch. 29 .... .... 60 6S e2 58 24 70 .0 most economical for general use. Of We also make the following demands and burned. Then the ground is
Mch.30.Mch. 31 .... 64 61 69 73 84 84 58 59 26 25 71 72 .0.0 course, baskets, half-bushel crates and : grubbed up into ridges and furrows,
April. I .......... 68 72 84 62 22 73 09 other equally convenient packages I. We demand the repeal of the say averaging 25 to 30 inches apart.
Mean .......6i- 6g- 82- 82- -25 69- -"*09 might also be used. They should be law requiring the inspection of coal The kind of soil selected for this sort

Total rainfall gathered when full grown, but before oil. of gardening is a soft, black, sandy
E. R. DEMAINI Observer. they are fully colored. Do not wait 2. We demand the repeal of, the loam. It looks a good deal like whatwe

., _ _. _ till they get mellow, as that desirable "eight box ballot law." call woods dirt. On the tops of .
It is a ground-hog case with Florida. condition will be reached while the 3. We favor the collection of all these ridges the crop is planted.

She simply has to raise oranges, fruit is in transit, or while in the handsof poll taxes, but demand the repeal of This morning we saw a patch of .
whether she will, or not, because the the commission merchants awaitinga the law requiring the payment of the beans. The plants stood evenly three
people of the United States persist in purchaser, or while being reshippedto poll tax as a prerequisite for voting. or four inches apart. They were large
coming down here in tens of thou- other points. 4. We demand that our county enough to have four or six beautiful,
sands and demanding them. "In storing for a better market be commissioners be elected by the peo- thrifty leaves to each plant. As we

sure that none fully colored or melloware ple, and that the minority party havea approached the garden the luxuriant,
The people of Lawtey have clearedup put away, (for they will not keep representative on the board of their bright green, partly in the shadows of
stumped and i burned several acres long, and soon injure the others. They own selection.' the palmettoes, made one of the pret-
of (orange) forest and planted the land should be packed in barrels when full 5. We demand the abolishment of tiest sights I ever beheld in the way of
in fruit trees. They are all worthy grown, but before further evidence of the county treasurer's office, and that? gardening. Closer inspection showed
people, and most of them are able- maturity is visible. In this condition the county collector perform the duties thrifty tomato plants, some of them
bodied; and they hope shortly, by the they keep well in cold storage four to of that office without additionalpay. nearly a foot high, standing at inter-
strict exercise of industry, sobriety and eight weeks, usually as long as neces. vals in the furrows between the beans.
economy, to make some money. sary." 6. We demand the abolishment of These tomato plants were saved at the
.-. The above advice as to shipping in the registration office and that the time of the freeze by being bent down
The man who has not eaten the hind barrels agrees with that of some of clerk of the circuit court performthe and covered with loose dark soil; and
legs of a big Florida frog, judiciously the best New York and Philadelphia duties of that office without extra now right here is a phenomenon. The

fried in batter, does not yet fully understand merchants in previous years, but we pay. beans and other plants grow just as
.. the possibilities of this rer4markable believe the weight of opinion is grad- 7. We demand that the county thrifty right close up to the trunk or
" .. State, and has not wholly ually changing in favor of smaller clerk be paid a salary and that all fees stump of a palmetto tree as anywhereelse. j
'.: learned the lessons of the freeze. Good package for the Le Conte pear. Its over and above the salary, be paid The gardeners say the beans re-
I wages can be made by knocking over found that it is a better fruit and a into the county treasury, quarterly. quire some sort of fertilizer that ,the I
frogs with a pole at night at, 750. to.i setter'selling fruit than was formerly 8. We demand that the county palmetto does not use; and it has been
a dozen. believed, and therefore worthy of bet shall allow the sheriff only the actual suggested that the palmetto is a sort off



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little from the soil.

But the principal object in leaving rr r r

I these palmetto trees is, that they keep FRUITS JACKSONVILLE AND PRODUCE., FLA April 5. FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF FLORIDA :

'i off frost from the beans and tomatoes, Corrected by Marx Bros. oNv-xI4iE '
and also off cold winds and the These are average quotations. Extra choice J'ACI : : .
keep its fetch prices above top quotations, while poor
extreme heat of the sun. In fact, it lots sell lower. The Oldest National Bank in the State.This .

makes a sort ,of shaded 'greenhouse Oranges, Messina 2003..... ........ 3.00 Bank, after twenty years of successful business has just undergone a rigid special exam!. \
California ..... ....
: Navels 4.00 nation by the United States and
during the heat of the middle of the English Ptas bu..... .............. .... 1.60 other period of twenty years Comptroller's Department, has had its charter extended for an
i Cowpeas, Clay, bu......'................ 1.25 By conservative, yet liberal methods, this bank has achieved the highest for l
day. The gardener works in a shady solidity :
Whippoorwill.............. 1.50 strength and ability to meet legitimate demands.
woods with damp soil under his feet Red Ripper...... ...... .... 1.15 We invite a visit or correspondence, looking toward business relations assuring that
you your
Black Kye.... ...... ........ 2.00 favors shall at all times receive intelligent and careful attention. 'I
and pure running water always closeat Cocoanuts.... :.... ........ ...... 3.50 I
hand. The be in Peanuts best brand...... ....'.........03 0.04 JAMES M. SCHUMACHER, R. C. COOLEY
gardens seem to apples, bbl.........II...... 5.50 President. .
small patches of from one-half to a beets bbl....... .......... .. 2.50 Cashier.Safe
Potatoes, bbl. Burbanks. .. ............ 2.50
whole acre. Around this little circle sack. .......... .... ....... ..... 2.30 Deposit Boxes For Rent. t
or' a thicket of woods is left for Early Rose, N. Y.seed...... 2.75
square Hebron seed................. 2.75
protection. Of course, ,no horses are Peerless. .......... .......... 2.75 DAVIDSON: : & co.,
Chili Red ......... .....:..... 2.75 I
used. Onions, bbl...... ....... ...........,... 3.25 COMMISSION MERCHANTS.
The work is all,done by hand; but Eggs.-- .-..... .14 !
the soil is and soft that hoes VEGETABLES AND POULTRY.
so light Corrected by Davis & Robinson.
and steel garden-rakes enable the Yellow Yams, bush. ........ .......... .50 HEADQUARTERS FOR FLORIDA FRUITS. .
Sweet Potatoes ... ..... ...... ........ .50
workman to prepare the ground and Hubbard squash, bbl.... ........ ...... ORANGES, LEMONS, PINEAPPLES, EARLYjVEGETABLES OF ALL KINDS
with Lettuce, doz.,.................................. .25 to .40 ':
keep out the weeds, comparatively Celery........ ...................-..-.. .ssto'.so No. 20 West Front Street, Cincinnati, Ohio.
little labor. Besides beans and Egg Plants, bbl..................... '5,00 to 6.00
Tomatoes, crates .... ......_--.... 3 oo
tomatoes we saw cucumbers, lettuce, Sweet bu. none.-.. ,
Pepper 3.00 Z ZTTlyV13GH: --:--JmNJ.VSYLV: PIA.:
radishes cabbages onions and in Okra, bu, none..... ......................
: Green Beans .. ....... ... ............ 3.00
fact,' almost every thing grown in Peas.... ..... ..............-... .... 2.00103.00 Somers :Brother & Co. ESTABLISHED
cared for in this Turnips, bunch.II.. .....-............. 03 to .06 1876.
gardens, way. Cucumbers, crate..... ................. 7.00 ,
Friend Froscher has his gardening Pumpkins each... .... .......... ..... 05 to .15
Cershaws,. each..... ....... ......... .10 to .15 Fruits and Produce.Commission
ground so arranged that he can shut Parsley, per doz. bunches........... 20 t035 Merchants./ .
up the ditches and raise the water to Carrots, Fla., per doz.bunches........ .25 to .30
Green onions, per doz. bunches....... .20 to .30 Refer to Banks, :Mercantile Agencies and the business community of Western Pennsylvania.
any height,just as we do in our celery Pepper,hot, bushel, none........... 1.50 to 2.00 Market Reports special,references to regular shippers, shipping stencils, stamps, etc., furnished -
grounds north and in fact he has Sage well cured lb......... ............. .10 to. 15Lima free on application. INQUIRIES AND CORRESPONDENCE INVITED.
; Beans, shelled, qt, none ......-...
made quite a little start in producing Ileus............-...............----. ..... .35
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: Roosters..*..... -..-.- .. .25 to .30 B. .
fine celery, to be shipped to the northern : Broilers.... .....,.....-............... .18 to .25 carrier, $1 to $4, Key West, per small Bradley Redfield. Eugene Redfield.ESTABLISHED
markets during the months of Turkeys, per pound,gross............. 12 to 14 crate, 75c to 1, Havana, per. crate, $1.50
Ducks............................ ..........'. .3to 40 to $3.50 Bermuda, per box, 25c to 75. 1871.
March, April and May, when celeryis Geese....................................... .50 i i March 30.-Tomatoes
of the markets in the North. Wild ducks, doz .......................... i.ooto2.oo Philadelphia, REDFIELD & SON,
out Wild turkeys, each...................... x.oo to 1.50 choice, per carrier, 3 50 to 4.50; fair to I
The bleaching all done with boards. Cauliflower doz...... ........... .... 2.50 to 3.oo good. 2.50 to 3.00; Lettuce'per J bbl basket '
New Potatoes, bbl. ............... ..... 5.00 to 6.00 bbl. Commission MerchantsAND :
The principal impediment just now is Florida Cabbage each............. .... .8 to 10. 3.50 to 4,50; Cabbage, per crate,
the matter of charges., For Strawberries: qt..... .... ........ .... 201025 4.00 to 5.00; Beans, per crate, 10.00 to \
express Asparagus, Fla., bunch............... 20 12.00; Strawberries, choice to fancy, per 1
illustration Five boxes of
an : celery < qt, 40 to 50c.; fair to good, 20 to 30c.
shipped to Philadelphia brought $12. New York Vegetable Market. REDFIELD & SON. Fruit Auctioneers I

The express companies took $9 of the Potatoes. ,
Pittsburg, March 30.-Strawberries,per
Imports for the week : Great Britain,
$12, leaving friend Froscher the remaining 6072 bags; Continent bags; Bermuda qt. 60 to 75 ; Cucumbers, extra fancy, per 141 Dock Street, Philadelphia, Pa.
$3. May be this matter can 236 bbls Havana 70 bbls. doz. 1.75 to 2.00; good, ordinary, per I

be remedied when the express com- Bermuda; in light supply and held doz. 75c to 1.00 ; Lettuce, large, per doz. either We handle at private all kinds sale (which of Fruits has and heretofore Vegetable been, t

panies have more competition, and the firmly but demand limited. Sweet pota- 50 to 60c, small, 30 to 40cbu, basket, our custom) or by the auction system (recently I
but not large 60 to 65c, head, per bbl. 6.00 to 7.00; As- added to our business) as you may desire. ,
work is more fully established. In.. toes quiet offerings very I
I and choice stock held with confidence at paragus, Cal. per doz. 3.00 to 3.50; Peas,
any place except Florida, so much : the advance quoted. I Cal,per' crate, 2.50 to 3.00 ; Onions, Havana :

shade would be more than an objec- : Bermuda, prime per bbl., 8.00 to 9.00; per crate 2.25 to 2.50 ; Potatoes, per Produce Sold

tion; but even up north, during our No. 2, per bbl, 5.00 to 6.00; Jersey prime, bbl. 7.00 to 7.50. ,

hottest summer months, I have observed per bbl, 2.25; Sweets Vineland, fair to .SOMERS. BRO. & Co. I Quick and paid for quick,Is the way our ship I

that certain garden-plants do fancy per bbl, 2.25 to 3.25. Oranges.P '.pers our 40yoars'of Fruits cXl'l'riPllcewlthout and Vegetables like defaulting ltj; and a, I j t

better when somewhat shaded Vegetables.Imports Ruhlman & Co.. say: The businessof (dollar is guarauty both of ability and stabil
ity. Any banker merchant using mercantile
for the week, Havana, 3,816 the week is on par with last Thursday, I reports can tell our stnudlll |
ially celery. crates onion, and 471 crates other vege- "all wind." It matters little that lemonsare As we never buy we never have goods of :
Now in regard to rotation of 'our own for the best prices, leaving that oi ,I
crops. and that have
tables. Bermuda 103 crates onions, and low, oranges never >growers for second place. \Ve want more :;
The friend we' visited, Jas. Cole, has 300 crates other vegetables. Rotterdam been so low at this season of the year in (consignments for increasing trade. AFTER i

;. raised two crops of Refugee beans, 103 pkgs cabbage. the history of the trade. It is not be- THY INQUIRING US. A TRIAL AS TO WILL OUR STANDING COST YOU'NOTHING j I

picked fot beans of course in 'a Bermuda and Havana vegetables are in cause the quality is poor or that Floridas AND YOU MAY LIKE OUR, I
snap (METHODS: : BEST.
and he would have had three moderate supply and meeting a good out- interfere; to the contrary they wore nev- Letters answered promptly. Stencils anu ',
season; let at full prices when prime. Scarcelyany er finer, and Floridas are a thing of the 'cards free. Send your name for our little
crops had it not been for, the big California vegetables in this week. past. Then it must be the times are I book about marketing Fruit! and Vegetables

. freeze; He succeeded in harvesting Florida receipts are small and prime bad; but that would hardly prevent the French Sc Co.

o and selling one crop in the fall, clearedoff stock of all kinds is readily placed at extreme rich from eating health giving food. '

the ground and planted another; prices; prime cabbage has soldmainly Hence it proves that the poor man is thereat I 116 Warren St., New York.of .
at 4.CO; a few fine peas have sold consumer, and as hard times affect
got them just about as far along as up to 5.00 to 5.50 and higher, but most him most, he cannot indulge in fruit; 1t.t ,

those we saw to-day, when the freeze lots poor; string beans havecontinued, to hence the great stagnation. There are no L

'J demolished them. Therefore, during bring extravagant prices for the few reasons for hard times; the country which is in good order and much t.

ordinary seasons there would be no crates received-often more than quoted: wealth is enormous; money was never sweeter than it has been up to this time. f
firm and high for but more plenty crops are in abundance.
difficulty in getting three Dur- lettuce fancy poor ; -Fruit Trade Journal.
crops. dull and irregular in value; radishes have Hence, we believe the sole cause is too
ing the. very hot weather of the sum- much and too little statesman- +s4
sold promptly when fancy; scarcely any politics
mer, however, they have difficulty in other Florida{ vegetables arriving. ship. What ths country needs is sound High Prices for Pomelos.

keeping the ground occupied, unlessit Asparagus, Chas'n, prime, per bunch. finances and a 1 long. rest. Editor Farmer and FruitGrower.It .

is with cucumbers, pumpkins, or $1; Beets, Bermuda, per crate, '$2.50 to Sgobel & Day say: The orange market will interest your readers and at the
$3 cabbage, Florida, new, per bbl-crate. here continues in a most unsatisfactoryshape. same time indicate somewhat what the
squashes, or some crop that bears extreme $3.50; to $4; old domestic, per 100, $3 to Sicily fruit selling mostly $1.50to future of the grape fruit industry is, to ..

heat. Even sweet potatoes fail $6; imported, per 100$10 to $12; cucum- 1.75 per box owing to the heavy sales I give the details of to-day's sales held in ;

to do anything if started before Au- bers, Boston hot house, doz. $1.75; green and cool weather. What we need very this city by this company of some 40

gust or September. Friend Froschersays peas, California, per case, $3 to $3.50, badly is a week of bright, warm weatherto packages. Three barrels, containing in
they do just as well 'as if planted Florida, per crate, $3 to $6; lettuce, Flor- increase the demand. No sales of each about 200 grape fruit, sold at auction -
ida, per half basket, $3 to $4.50; okra Valencias this week and few known of at $24.00 per barrel; 13 barrels, con-.
earlier. -A. I. Root in Gleanings in Havana, per carrier, $4 to $5; onions, on the way. Some further damage in taining about the same quantity, Bold

Bee Culture. Havana, per crate, $2.15] to $3,25, Bermuda Sicily by terrific winds which blew a for 10.50 per barrel, and two lots of 10
> < from the trees or barrels sold for 10.00 per barrel, one be
per crate, $2.25 to $2.50; peppers, good deal of fruit on
A fair association has been organizedat Havana, per carrier, $3 to $3.50; radishes, about 8th inst. California oranges dull being sold "blind" without the purchaser -

Tampa with a capital stock of $50- Florida per 100, $1.50 to $3; tomatoes, and dragging, naturally so remembering or the seller seeing the contents.

000, divided into shares of $150 each. Key West and Southern Florida, per the enormous receipts, of Sicily fruit, bulk These prices are the highest that has ev- "

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er been realized, and were occasioned by side receipts far have been small on account ORANGE GROWERS, I
I the scarcity of this fruit, which has avery of the many severe cold spells. The

J great future, and therefore the facts barrels used from New Orleans were'usually t

l as stated will be of interest, as showing very large ones (sugar barrels), while ATTENTION!
i what the fruit is capable of doing in re- smaller size((2\ bushels)would be far preferable -

I Bultf.! One lot was purchased by Henry ,as it heats very soon in larger ones. ----- \tEIJ':
Hicks, a Broadway fancy retail fruit merchant The New Orleans people have been usingice I am able to supply you with Orange and Lemon ,
I and the others by jobbers. a fair-sized chunk in the bottom of bud wood of standard varieties, such as ; ,

E. L. GOODSELL Co. the barrel, and some smaller pieces scat- HART'S MAJORCA TAItDIFF, V.' ,.

New York, March 26.Shipping. tered through towards the tops, without R UJ 1". ti I' V .

i > < extra charge by the express company. JAFFA.SANFORWS ,
Directions. Home-grown crop is always large and MEDITERIIANHAN,
keeps coming throughout the winter, and MALTA HLOOJ).
:Messrs.\ P. M. Kiely & Co., of St. Louis, appears side by side with the consign- MJEJ SW1U4T,
annually issue a pamphlet of hints and ments from the South, and being so very DANCY TAXGEJliyV Shortest Most Attractive
suggestions to the shippers of Southern fresh and clean-so much more inviting, CHINA ltC"L.YJJARI.N, Etc., Quickest,
g produce. From the volume for this year sells much higher than any of the ship- At the following prices;

"; -we take a few points: ments. Good-sized heads are what is 1000, $5.00; 3000, $12.00; 6000 $20.00. OUT'E

': CAPE' JESSAMINES.\ needed-stale-looking, discolored, leafy, BETWEEN
The proper time to ship, for a twenty- and heads running: to seed should not be CASH WITH ORDER.In FLORIDA POINTS AND THE NORTHTHE

four to forty-eight hours' ride, is just shipped. Lemons. Lisbon, Villa Franca, Eureka, at

i.I, when the tip of the bud becomes whIte, We cannot urge an extensive cultiva- same Buds prices.delivered without further cost to you and Florida Central and PeninsularNEW f
tion for this market and doubt-
and before begins to open up or you can, guaranteed to arrive in fine order. Orders
spread. less, often fare better in other cities where booked now for June delivery. Address,
the local competition is not formidable. C. S. BURGESS, THROUGH ROUTES.
is and the
The packing important, ma- Now York to Jacksonville by
terial for this purpose should be moist Riverside Nurseries, New'Florida Pennsylvania R. R.,to Washington -
Riverside, Cal. and 1 Southern Railway to
cotton for without moisture
moss or Spraying Fruit Trees. Reference.-Orange Growers' Bank,'Riverside, Northern Columbia, Florida Central &;
throughout the ride, they will not arrive! Cal. Florida reference given if wanted. Air Line.Cincinnati Peninsular to all principal
in proper condition, and only packing There is no work on farm or garden J points in Florida.

material that will easily retain the moisture that pays better- than.spraying fruit trees. Cincinnati to Jacksonville by
should be used. This provision is According to recent census statistics the FraudBuRsFruitWrappers.. Queen & Crescent to Chattanooga -

important, because re-shipping is often ravages of insect pests cost the fruit grow- and Florida}ette, :Florida, Southern Central R'y &to Penin-Ever- I

necessary, or the dealer here may have ers of the United States $400,000,000 annually Limited. sular to all important Florida
to hold two or three days before dispos- and by careful experiments it has NO MORE CHEATING. points.

ing of them One-third bushel boxes will, been shown that 75 per cent, of this loss, 11<.. City Kansas City, Fort Scott &;
do very well, though the openings in can bo prevented by the proper use of.insecticides ;' Consumers of Fruit Wrappers may .an"d 1 kto Memphis Birmingham, Kansas Cltl'Jaclw'vllle RTy

these packages are frequently] too large to fungicides, etc. The actual now know that they get an honest ream Thro' Line to Everette, Fla. Central &,
protect the desired moisture. The number cost of sbraying is small ; it is work that' of 480 sheets and not 400 or 320 sheetsto Peninsular to all Fla. points.

of buds should be plainly marked on can be easily and quickly performed and ream as some unscrupulous dealers 1 St. Louis to Jacksonville by
two hundred to who has a dozen fruit trees can supply. Cairo Short Line to Du Quoin,
every package-about anyone Holly Sp'gs I Illinois Central to HOllY P'gli,
'the box, all nicely laid in rows between well afford to buy a spray pump. lloute. [ Kansas City, Memphis &; Blr- .
layers of damp or wet moss or,cotton. We have just received from, the P. C. OUR "FAIR AND .SQUARE"Printed J mingham to Birmingham Sou.
Lewis valuable treatise It'y to Everette and P.! C. &; P.
The buds will be gradually maturing or Mf'gCo. a on
while'in transit and arrival spraying together' with from the Wrappers are put up in packagesof Sioux City & Chicago to Jack-
a report
opening: on
1000 each, and each Wrapper is sonville. Ill. Cent. to Holly
their beauty and fragrance will he more Cornell University Experiment Station numbered in printing, consecutivelyfrom Holly lloute.New Sp'gs. }Sp'ga, K., C. M. & B. to Birmingham -
apparent, and the desired conditions for and a spray calendar, which tells what ', Sou. IVy to Ever-
1 to 1000. ,No one can ette and the F. C. & P. ,
selling to advantage secured. kinds of trees and plants to spray, when

By following closely the foregoing in- HONESTLY BEAT Orleans Junction.Louis'ille & Nash'ille F. C. '&; to P.River only .

instructions you can make some money .' .. .... To 1 route with through sleepersJackso'ville
shipping these flowers to the commission our prices. Send for samples and prices between New. Orleans and ,, '

houses. Many of the florists and regular toTHE Jacksonville.The
dealers are opposed to this outside competition F. C. & P. has 700 miles of track in
JERSEY CITY PRINTING CO. Florida running through the
and may not offer you much Tobacco Jtegions, .
encouragement if you apply to them. JERSEY CITY, N. J. Stock Farming and Dairy Section,
Peacnand Strawberry Lands,
STRAWBERRIES. N. B.-We do not deal in unprinted Orange, Banana and Pineapple Country,
Many shipppers fear that rounding up wrappers. Phosphate Jlelt.
the top of the basket or box will lead to Has the Other Silver Fine Spring Scenery.The and.

bruising. This is a mistake, as they 'FRUIT r1EE Great Hunting Country.
settle'down a good deal while in transit. Reaches the Noted tailing Grounds j
suffer much FOR Has the best lands for tillage, greatest vari-
They when slack for .
more ety of soils in the State, and above,.all
they soon settle down, become shook up SOUTHERN ,ORCHARDS.Write .
\4jjkr t 'Runs over. the Central Ridgreland
and badly damaged.In /C for Catalogue and price llt.JENNINGS' !!! Where It Is High and Healthy.
every instance the top layer of baskets Prosperous towns flU its route and it offers
in the crate show up badly on arri- NURSERY CO., the best freight facilities for any produce to
T .msuvll1A. 'AA. the Northern markets. Send for the popular
val, unless proper provision is made
to; spray and what' to spray: with. The -- song
against the removal or shaking of the
up "
fruit while in transit. As know the formulas given are the latest from the Department -, POURS HOME.
you with its spirited words and beautiful musio
railroad and hands of Agriculture at Washington.We By Pressing the Lid.,
express generally ignore descriptive of an actual Florida Home, and
r the delicate and perishable character notice articles in this book under the which is gotten up in elegant style-Six '
heads of''AVord of Advice \? of full sized best music also '
of the fruit. No must exist be- How to UI paper, containing
space a picture of a home in Florida ai a hunting
"Automatic Mixers that
tween the cover and the fruit. Baskets Spray, etc., scene. It is mailed on receipt of 10 cents (.in
:. properly rounded up, usually touch the should be read by every person thinkingof stamps, to pay expense of distribution.)
purchasing a spray pump. Write L 's11 \ Send also for the best map of Florida (sen
when nailed down i'
cover, gently press them for illustrated and free) and note the towns on its route.A.O.MAODONELLO.P. ,
: catalogue treatise _
ing on the fruit. A layer of green leaveson ,A ,
the berries affords some protectionand on spraying which will bo sent postpaid UL wrx Jacksonville, Flay!
lends a fresher and and absolutely, free. They claim to -
more inviting
appearance. Unless these provisions are send free more and l better information on- I The Fla. Cent. & Peninsular R. R.

properly recognized it would bo better to spraying than others charge you for. ,. ,
have the top layer filled with empty The above firm is a pioneer firm in the Offers to Shippers

baskets. The remainder of the fruit spray pump business. The goods they j 11fi IVIII! '/. .. The Shortest and Quickest Route

then would reach us in good order. The sell are reliable and we cheerfully recom- Tea and Coffee pots artistic design with novel BETWEEN
mend them. They give a year's method of pouring. Prices from$3.50: to$17.:a5
top layer in this bruised, bleeding and their each. Ask for them or send for illustrations.THE FLORIDA AND ALL POINTS IN
partly sour condition, injures the sale of spray pumps and also guaranteeeach ASBURY-PAINE MFG. CO., PHILA.,PAl THE EAST AND WEST.
the crate and would not itself pump to give absolute satisfactionor "
by sell for This is a good tMng.FARMER'S With Improved Ventilated Cars'this company I
refunded. Their address is
money P.
more than half what any: of the lower is better equipped than ever ever to I
layers would bring. C. Lewis Mf'g Co., Catskill, N. Y. Mention SAW MILL handle the Orange and Vegetable Crops, and ,
this insure close connections and I
These remarks of to paper. works with prompt despatch
course apply I successfully 4 to all Eastern and Western Markets.
small lots by express. It is wholly different P 4 and Water Wheels. h. p., also Grinding Mills Through oars to destination with

:: with a car load, which is not Improvement in Business.It out change or delay.
; touched at all or exposed to rough handling DeLoach Mill Mfg. Co.. Perishable freight followed by wire and
1 t'' while en route. does not look like very dull times at shippers advised time passing various Junction -
.. the works of the L. B. Darling Fertilizer 323 Highland Ave.,, Atlanta, Ga. points and arrival at destination. '
( LETTUCE Company of this city: They began to All claims for overcharges and loss promptly -

has been coming regularly for some years run extra time this week until 10 o'clockp. adjusted.
See'that goods markedvia
;, 'from several points in Louisianaand else- m., and are now loading the fourth 40,000 your are
F. C. & P. R. R.
\ where in the South, during January, Feb- cargo this week! which will go to New For information call on or-address the undersigned -

ruary and March. Home-grown, too, has York for distribution of the goods to Royal Dwarf Banana Suckers for sale at : ,
,,., been coming in steadily during all this Pennsylvania, New York State, New 0. E. TAYLOR Trav. A'gt Ocala, Fla.

_; time, but in a limited way, and selling at Jersey and Delaware. These cargoes are $5 100 or $40 1.000. G.W.M.n.HOLDEN TUCKER,,Trav.Gen. A'K't A'gt, Orlando Leesburg., Fla.Fla.
per per !
r. good prices. The receipts from the South addition to the train loads they are W. R. FULLER! Trav. A'g t, !
" this spring to date (March 8th)were main- daily shipping to different points in New Apply to Or N. S. PENNINGTON, Traffic Manager,

ly $8.00 to $4.00 per barrel, but the out- England.-Times, Pawtucket, R. J. CHAS. T. VERBEKE, Sarno, Fla. W, II. PLEASANTS General Jacksonville Freight,Fla.All

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WEATHER AND CROPS. apples in the lower Indian River section
beginning to bloom. Gardens doing fair- Fertilizers
For the Week Ending April 1. ly well. Mango, avocado, sappodillo and Complete ),
guava beginning to sprout. '
The weather during the week was dryer Jacksonville. April 2d, iSgs. for potatoes, fruits, and all vegetables require (to secure the largest '
of March. E.'R. DEMAIN
than usual for the latter part '
There' was a general absence of rain during Observer. ,,.,, yield and best quality) ,
the period covered by the reports of
I', correspondents, the average of all stations At Least IO% Actual Potash. I
being less than one-fourth the normal for W. L. DOUGLAS I ,
1 - the northern counties during the last UOE 1 15 THE BEST. Results of experiments prove this conclusively. How and', !
I two days of the week, however being very t1i FIT FOR A KINS.
I heavy in the extreme western countieson .:I. CORDOVAN:; why, is told in our pamphlets.They .
Sunday, while on Monday light local 'ill.' rnINCHA.ENf\MELLED I are sent free. It will cost you nothing to read' them, and they will save you
showers probably fell in Eastern Florida -" ,\\ih(I(((, "! ."..,i' ;lii, ;4$3; .!\FINE CALF iKANSARoa, dollars. _- GERMAN KALI WORKS 93 Nassau Street New York.I
half-way down the peninsula.The \ *3.15.9 POllCE,3 SOLES .

nights were cool and the days warm, : _)\., / I.og IIn: *2. WORKINGME." JOHN L. MARVIN
I with than the amount of :'.' 'Y $ I'j S.
4 more average ;.-':''\\. .\:. '" EXTRA FINE- President.H. .
sunshine. The temperature averaged one :$2.$1.7| BOYS'SCHOOLSHOEiSENDrpRCATAL5GU T. BAYA, THOS. W. CONRAD
degree below normal for the State. It ;,I ,. ':.....'.;, 'LADIES'r7 Cashier.. Assistant Cashier.'

was a very favorable week for farming ..'. ..f: _' : CAPITALk $100,000.MERCHANTS' .
operations, and the farmers took advantage '. S3aSpOES1DoNGOtq.
of the fine weather push forward : '
their delayed work. The planting of fieldcrops 1'; 'fT .L-'DOUGr!IlOCKTOtMAS -" THE NATIONAL BANK

in the farming sections: progressedvery Over Ono Million Peoplo wear the :
favorably. There seems to be a de- L. JACKSONVILLE FLORIDA i
termined effort on the part of farmers W. Douglas $3 & $4 ShoesAll ,

generally to grow larger ciops this season our shoes are equally satisfactory Respectfully solicits your Deposits, Collections and Genera .

: than formerly Pears, plums and the They They equal give the custom beat shoes value for in style the money.and fit. Banking $usiness.CORRESPONDENCE .
hardy variety of peaches promise well, Their wearing: qualities are unsurpassed. -
and'under favoratfle conditions from this The prices are uniform,...stamped on sole.
\. I time on good crops of these fruits will be From $i to $3 saved over other makes. INVITED. ,. '
If dealer cannot supply
your you we can. .
gathered. All field and vegetable crops I>II Q'rOIla1 '
did well during the week; but in some John L. Marvin A. B. Campbell, Chas. Marvin .
sections are badly in need of rain. H. T. Baya, T. W. Roby Judge R. B. Archibald I
Western District.-No rain fell duringthe SEEDS IN SEASON. Judge E. M. Randall. C. B. Rogers, W. M. Davidson \
week until Sunday when over Dr H. Robinson. John E. Hartrldge.

two inches was reported by Pen-
eacola, and doubtless the whole district -
:. had showers on Sunday and Mon- Cow Whippoorwill, Clay, Red Un- SAVINGS AND TRUST BANK
of known, Sugar Crowder, Wonderful,
day, after the reports most correspondents ;
had been mailed. It was a splendid ,Black and Conch. Upland Rice, o FI.-ORIDA
week for farm work, and considerable Beggar Weed, L\1i1lets-Pearl ,
progress was made in the planting of and German. Spanish JACKSONVILLE.
field crops. While the high lands were Peanuts, and all CAPITAL, $50,000.
most too dry to till, the low, wet lands
were. in fair condition for plowing. The H. ROBINSON, President. W. J. TIARKISIIEIMKR, Vlce-Pres.. .
fruit prospects, except oranges and: in Garden Seed at lowest pric 's. TVM. IIAAVI/INSON, Cashier, < \,
tJ some sections figs, are very promising. Send for price list. !
. Pear orchards give promise of an excellent DIRECTORS : -

yield, and the trees are reportedto L. CAMERON, H. ROBINSON, J. HILDKBRANDT, P. B. McMURRAY, I
be almost entirely free from blight. Seedsman, W. J. IIARKISHEIMBR, PHILIP WALTER R. H. LIGGETT : .J
. Peaches and plums are doing well. Corn JACKSONVILLE, FLA! J. A. HENDERSON, C. C. ROBERTSON. "W. B. OWEN. .

planting is well advanced and cane planting Collections made on all points of Florida, and Remitted for on day of Pay- 1'
is about completed in some sections. ment.. Active and Savings Accounts Solicited. Interest Paid on' .
But few vegetables, except onions and CATTLE AND HOGS FOR SALE. Savings..
radishes, are in market, and strawberriesare
not yet plentiful in this section of the --

State. The week was, on the whole, the Full blooded .
most favorable of the season. Highest DEVON CATTLE, FLORIDA

temperature, 79; lowest, 52; mean, 65; ..
normal, 63.Northern. and crosses on registered Jerseys and Holsteins.
District. Light showers occurred An Incorporated Home Association of Orange Growers for marketing Florida Fruit to the
best advantage.-
on April 1st, the first in two weeks. BOX MATERIAL-The Exchange Is fully prepared to supply boxes and paper on1,
Crops and all vegetation need rain. A PURE BLACK ESSEX PIGS order. Write for price list and terms. '
has been 'in .
large acreage planted corn -;OFFICERS :-
and Corn that is looks GEO. R. FAIRBANKS President. D. GREENLEAF, Vice-President. '
forage crops. up Best breeds for the South,
ALBERT M. IVES. Gon'l :Mgr and Treas. M. P. TURNER, Secretary. I :
well generally but needs rain; some1 complaint Reasonable and low freights. DIH.ECTOU.S-Geo. 11. Fairbanks, Alachua Co.; E. G. Hill, Bradford Co.; Dr. E. E, Pratt
of poor stands of corn, melons and prices Illlsboro Co.; John Fabyan, Lake Co.; Hy Crutchor, Orange Co.; D. Greenleaf, 'Duval Co.; .
squashes in places. Farmers made rapid J. D. Mead, Duval Co.; A. Brady, Brevard Co.; F. G. Sampson, MarionCo. ; C. V. Hlllyer- 1
Marion Co.Address'ali.; John M. Bryan Osccola Co:; W. E. Stanton, Putnam Co.; M. S. Moroman St.
progress with their work during the ROSELAND PLANTATION, Johns Co.; C. F. A. Dielby, volusia Co.; Irving Keck folk Co >
week. Strawberry shipments are becom- Bainbridge, Ga. correspondence to the Florida Fruit Exchange, Jacksonville, Fla, Stencils,
ing quite heavy from the sections where 3-23-4 with full packing and shipping instructions furnished on application. ,.' I

grown. Some rust 'on strawberry plants, t
the result of the cold dry weather, is :
mentioned. Pear trees give promise of MIDA REAL ESTATEWanted JOHN CLARK SON & CO. ,

good crops. Highest temperature, 90;
lowest, 42; mean, 67; normal, 65; average' in Exchange for Unencum}
rainfall, .02 of an inch; normal, 70. beredMASSAEHll5ETT3 Grocers and Commission Merchants
Central District.-Rain is very badly
needed in this section of the State. All EOTTABE LOTS DIALERSIN
field and vegetable crops, though not as

yet materially injured by drought, are at $1 DO Each. Coal, Hay, Grain, Wines,' Liquors, ., 'I',
I making but little progress with the exception -
I 'perhaps of corn, which is reported -% Cigars, Tobacco, Etc. .'( :
to be growing rapidly in some sections. a
Orange trees are showing more new Near Station and Bathing Beach ", J'aoliso1-l.'V""ille: : E'1oricls ,';"..f :.'..;,".{"',.: ".
growth. Our Dade City reporter} states ". :
that a small insect seems to be attackingthe ,
dead wood of orange trees, making a CHAPIN FARM AGENCY; PRICE-LISTOF WHISKIES : If'
small hole, but growers apprehend no MANONGAlIELARYE.t 5 CABINET BOURBON... ....... ....... ?$6 oo yl,
serious damage from its work. Straw- -23-tf St. Augustine, Fla. PARKER..... .................. ........... I7S J. rIARTINRYE..I.............. 300 :
berries going forward in large quantities. SPRING VALLEY......... .... ............. 25 OLD BOURBON............ .... .... ..,..500 ';'.
Highest temperature 89; lowest 45; mean BALTIMORE CORN......... .............. a oo KL:<;N1'UCKVSOUR MASH................ 500 I
rainfall for the FJIIO1lFaf IEFENOE NORTH CAROLINA CORN... ....."..... 250 OLD BAKER..... ... ...................... 5 oo ;
67; normal 6Dj; average Horse high.bull t CLIFTON CLUB..... ... ...... ... ..........300 1\IONfROSIVELVltl.RYE................... 6 oo :.t
week 0.03; normal 0.61 pig and chicken m
Southern District.-Showers in the JUGS EXTRA: One gallon 250; ,two gallon, soc; three gallon ?5C. Remit by post-office Ji
eastern portion caused a noticeable im- .fo3t023 money order, check or registered letter. We cannot ship C. O. D. Remit with order. ,,
provement in crops, but weather continues .in ptylea. A man allay.and boy cataloufree.can,make A complete price-list Groceries, and Wine List, sent free on application f:'

dry in western portion. Orange trees I KITSF.LMANIiR08.m lle, Ind. JOHN I CLARK, SON & CO.
blooming freely in Manatee Co. and pine-



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I Prices-A Pact and Its Signifl- O NT-A- irORD COL UMN.
! -
I:.' To insure insertion in this column, advertisements -
The most important business or economic BEWARE
i must be accompanied by the money.
c fact the past year is, that values Of Advertisements must not exceed fifty words.
, I t
nsis on imitation Postage Stamps received in payment.
| have shown a shrinkage of 734 per : J' Count every word. ,including name and address.

cent. Ninety-two and one-half cents labels. I

. will now buy as much of all kinds of ittD WANTED.-Two Thousand Satsuma orange
Address with price, Arcadia Nur-
f commodities on the average as one dollar series, Monticello, Fla. 46tf

would have Eminent AR/t\\ AJ1PHAMK)) SOP
r bought a year ago. OULD-UKE TO EXCHANGE a 160 acre

I authorities agree upon this sub. Farm near Pierre, the capital of South Dakota -
for Florida property. W. J. Ford, Madison,
; ject. There is a difference of opinion Lake Co., Ohio. 4-6-2

I as to the cause of this great decline in '!- HAM 4, CIIINA TREES.-I have quite a lot of young

i prices, but as to the fact there is a sub ln packagesCosts 1' nicely packed to sell., 10 cents each or $z per dozen,

! stantial agreement throughout the busi- B. M. BOGGESS, Fort Ogden, Fla.

! ness world. More than that, the decline I no more than inferior package soda- :, WANT TO BORROW $500, for five years on

; in prices in the past two is my Grove and Poultry Farm. Inter-
years the flour est paid annually or semi-annually in Jackson-
never spoils keeps soft and is uni.
i cent. H' ville. Chesebro
generally placed at 15 per or M. Plummers, Fla. 3-30-31

above. That is to say 85 cents buysas tr versally acknowledged purest in the wotld. FOR EXCHANGE.} City real estate in Chattanooga -

much to-day as did one dollar two for Florida property. Six cottages in
Made only by CHURCH & CO., New York. factory part of the city. Wilson & Toomer,'
years ago. Jacksonville Fla. 330.3

This great movement in values is of Sold by grocers everywhere.Write WANTED -Wanted a Northern
for Armand Hammer Book of DAIRYMAN
valuable ReclpeFREB.
and who has had
interest to every man, woman and Dairyman experience
in the South;can use a mowing machineand
child. Let us see what it means as make pea vine hay. Moderate wages and
shown few illustrations.The good prospects. Address enclosing testimonials

j by merchant a who Why have prices throughout the B: & a .
year ago ay .
CD c3 .
FOR HATCHING from imported thor-
world fallen seven and one-half o <) :tPSro: a a a'B&SSaJfp EGGS
bought or owned a stock of goods per ' cent the and what is m Pa> oa'1 ting of nine eggs, Send money with order. No
per past year, ..
worth finds the S r.
identically ? 1lIet'
$10,000 :e ism ? |; ""' ... I Ig.O charge for packing and delivering to Express
same goods now worth $9,250. Loss, the remedy for the deplorable state of > 1-+-s *<*I e. ITI If Agent here. Address H Erwin, Pomona, Fla.

affairs brought about by this rapid m (') en tI'.a.> :a :a .} 323I0WANTED
in which is
$750 a year, enough to z: yyrtCrye P CSyp
in values ? Belt. l-4o 'C a p"tj .j
wipe out the entire profits in many shrinkage -Grape sf; 8 r+ Hti a' Land for a small place on the
Halifax River. T. K. Godbey, Waldo, Fla.
cases. If the merchant gave his note *- :10 'pao........p' m S exchange a 350 acre farm in
C C)
for the goods a year ago, and has just Tea Culture in South Carolina. mmpy"N. :: Soo.; ... c r WANTED-To ., Fla for an orange grove.

made expenses, he finds that his stock, z C+ rn _....CD rn..C tf:: r- !- Address, W. L. Thomas, Valdosta, Ga. 3-16-4

if sold today at market prices, as it Pinehurst, the name given by Dr. m 'ga., -..............(') poyo: o tI'CDa CJ t CHOICE Orange and Lemon Trees and Bud-
Shepard to his plantation contains so R1 for sale. Address, I. H. Cammack,
was a year ago, would lack $750 of 500 o o S M"r: *= ro fCa SS4sf Whittier, California. 3-i6-tf.
but about s::: PU CD :5" i
acres only
as yet acres
40 ""
paying what the goods cost. a : 0'0., t!: P' aSI 15 CASH, will buy 20 acres number
devoted culture. The o. :it
to tea :;!
are plantsare *VVone strawberry land with a two-
Take another illustration :;:: I
;; : Say a first in rows and ?IIIS3SEBlig : room cottage in St.Thomas, Fla., for an actual

;:; man two years ago bought a vineyard grown nursery .. ( 2 .. : settltr. This offer open for a short time only. ?.
then $ +p ertd 1 f; Mills. -
to ,S.:
transplanted posi- J
permanent P'
L'[ ./ at $6,000, running in debt for it. As- 3- OtjOtrH ...CD Z ,
tions in the field. The' shrubs .rn .
tea as P-et'CD P"r FOR HATCHING of
C5) g t:1: +' EGGS
that the of -I Nicholas
rl,y.: price vineyard property I them short bush T 1 S"P' E"fERRYS' s Albert Fries, St 3-23-3
saw are a stocky
had l been affected the
?fj not by
about in
6 feet
f. a yard height, planted J.
stock for sale for
price of grapes, the increase of acreage e good cheap. Agent
apart each way. It is an evergreen Smith & Romaine's boiled betf and bone, $2.25
or any other influence affecting per 100 lbs. Island Poultry Yard, 0. H. Jacques,
shrub with leaves about the size and
specially the industry how does Prop., Fernandina, Fla. 3-30-2
grape of the leaf little
shape apple though a Brown, ten dollars
_ the case stand today ? Our vineyardist YouGet BUDwOOD-Parson per
, longer and without the serrations on its Maltese Straight and Hart's
must, if he looks the facts squarely Tardiff Oranges and Lisbon Lemons seven fifty
in the face himself I edge. The young and tender leaf is Ferry's Seeds at your dealers per thousand. Address J. W. Waite, P. O. Box
charge not only as fresh and fertile as though
and cured for while the 809, San Diego, California. 3-2-4
with $360 interest each or $720 gathered use, you got them direct from Ferry's
" year, older ones are left to perform the respi- Seed J4 arms. TO MAKE HENS LAY-There is nothing like
.. for the two years, but he must also Bowker's Animal Meal. 40 tons sold in Flor-
.. ratory function of the plant. Like to- ida last year. Hundreds of testimonials. For
mark off 15 per cent of the value of bacco the special of the SEEDS particulars, write E. W. Amsden, Ormond, Fla.
:' his vineyard or $900, so the interest io-i3-tf
and depreciation has amounted in plant, f/ieine, is developed by the pro- BROWN LEGHORN EGGS for HATCHING.
cess of curing. In masticating a few are known and planted everyi': .. of the best. $i for 13. R. Puddy,
two years to $1,620 on an investment where, and are always the f' Lawtey, Fla. Barred Plymouth Rock eggs for
of the green leaves- could not discover Seed Annual Ii hatching. 1-5-20
of $6,000. all about ..
'. any of the peculiar properties of Free. .. LIGHT BRAHMA, D. B. Plymouth Rock and
The same is true of real \Frrys '
property Turkey for hatching, doz-
the plant. & Co. ,, Eggs $1.00
generally and commodities of all sorts. I : Ih. en to suit the times. C Gomperts, Lady Lake,
The gathering of the leaves com- Florida. 2 2-16 .
Of course, real estate does not change .. I
mences in April, and continues till q Agent's profits per month. Will
hands in the country rapidly enough 5' prove it or pay forfeit. New Articles -
'v October. carried in
basketsto $ 2
They are 5 5
;' ''_ to enable the ordinary observer to note I I just out. A $1,50 sample
the curing house where they are and terms free. Try us. CHIDES-
f*: this shrinkage, and as to merchandize, THE TROPICAL TRUNK LINE, TER & SON, 28 Bond St., N. Y.
wilted, rolled,,and dried. For wilting
r articles remain at former
: some pricesr ,
they'are spread thinly in the shade JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA.FLORIDA. TILGHMAN'S POWDERS
r\: and some may even be higher, but still to make them eat and
i as the strong sunlight would rapidly grow fat. Sample package by mail, thirtyfivecents.
> others have declined enough to .
: W. G. Tilghman, Palatka, Fla.
?/1:f: good the average. dissipate the aromatic volatile oil of 1-26-10.

.:.' With these facts before( us, is there :i the plant. The rolling is done by a FOR SALE Game-Bronze fowl.turkeys Langshan, Black,Langshans Game and!
machine constructed
any wonder that business men and for the purpose, LANDS Pekin duck eggs for hatching. Mrs. W. H.
which is a perfectly smooth metallic Mann, Mannville, Fla. I -I-I2
."'_'_ producers generally hesitate to invest? .
table of about four feet in diameter, SALE forcash,time or bade, '
: If what was bought two for FOR orange groves
' years ago above which is revolved at a short and timber lands. E. RUMLEY: Keuka, I'
* $1,000 is now worth but $850, is there distance another metallic disk in OBANQESt/; Fla. 3-II-I6t ,

_. any assurance that there will not be a an ._.., FOR EXCHANGE-Summei and winter hotel
:,: similar loss each two ? ellipse. The drying is done by artifi- North Carolina mountains. Owner must I
years cial heat applied in similar live in Florida. Wants good orange grove. W.
i:.. Why this great decline in values ? a mannerto RESORTS B. Clarkson, Jacksonville, Fla. 9-i5-tt .
that for fruit where it is ,
( drying ,
i.I f; Some say it is because of over production A NEW deal on wire netting. Prices cut in
placed on sieves and carried slowly two. We pay freight. Write for our latest
r.' but this could hold
reason not heated price-list. E. W Amsden, Ormond, Fla. tf
through a apartment on an INVESTMENTS
.. with reference to everything. Others
endless chain. Black THE
f.! ; say.machinery has cheapened production passes \ citrus trees on sour orange,grape-fruit .
through an additional process of and rough lemon roots, of the following varieties:
j-.% but such an argument can only I Marsh Seedless Pomelp, Thompson Pomelo, Au- !
f V : _, apply to a few things. Do the goods sweating, or a partial be- rantium Pomelo, Boone's Early, Parson Brown,
. fore rolling and drying. This American Hart's Tardiff, Dancy Tangerine,Satsuma Kum- ,
: ;;_ on the merchants' shelves serve.human quat, King and Maltese Blood Orange, and Villa I
tea is put' up in half pound and and Belair Premium Tahiti I
Franca Lemon. Seedless
r';:, need less than a or two ? Are
year ago of Marsh
pound and sells for dol- Limes. A specialty the Seedless
packages one .
i"k:'" the products of the land less necessary Grape-fruit. C. M. Marsh, Lakeland, Polk Co.,

it':(:? ? No; measured utility on the lar a pound.-Country. Gentleman. ADDRESS, Fla. 11-17-20 1

l" cot .r. TREES.-Fine stock none better: low j
!,, one hand, or labor on the other, CITRUS, and square treatment; No "back ,i
; values have not materially changed in The pineapple crop of Key West numbers" offered. Write for prices. Thirteen I
. years experience. Phoenix: Nurseries, Braiden-
two years., will soon be ready for shipment. Gea:1.: : PAS roner Amt. town, Fla. ii 3-itt I

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48 to 55 hours between Savannah, New York and Philadelphia, and ,

65 to''* 70 hours between Savannah and Boston. The magnificent Steamships of this Line are appointed -

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

From New York. From Jacksonville
(Pier 29, E. R.) STEAMER Florida.

O M.: : SORRILv 112Arsager.: : Wednesday, ,Mar 27th, at 3 p m........ "CHEROKEE". .... ....Tuesday, April 2d. at 10:00: a m.
,.,'.,. .;>* 1. .. Friday, ., 29th, at 3 pm.... ....."ALGONQUIN".Thursday, 4th, at 12:30: pm
h'.'. ;'I,, "' Tuesday, April 2d, at3pm."SEl\fINOLE" .... .....Tuesday, 7th, at 2:00pm:
-, .'"'j.;'" ': Friday, .. 5th, at3pm. .. .......IROQUOI8". ..... ....Thursday, u Ilth, at 6'ooam
Monday, 8th, at 3 pm."CHEROKE "..... .. Sunday, U Iqth, at 8:00am:
> Wednesday, Loth, at 3 p in.... ....."ALGONQUIN".Tuesday, 16th, at Iooo: a m
L1:; = -_ --._.: .. thtk Ntt, i I L4'. tu' ash e 1 Friday, u 12th, at 3 p in.... .. .."SEMINOLE". .... .. ..Thursday, 18th, at 12.00 n'n
( ? Z+ r 1 d; ; ;' y Tuesday, 16that3pm.... ...... "IROQUOIS". ....... .Sunday, II 21st, at 2:00pm:
.<",,+ yyfpl'V Friday, 19th, at 3 pm......... "CHEROKEE" ...... ..Thursday, U 25th, at 4:30: a m
, t 5': U 22d at ........" "....... 28th
f 'r'4 rFLp2.E r t Ky it k't L : kh S Monday 3 p m. ALGONQUIN .Sunday, at 6:30: a m
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I : } =aij' t -" { t:14 r'.Ewu.cq Wednesday, 'I .24that3pm.... .... "SEMINOLE" .. ......Tuesday, 30th, at 8:30am:
Friday, 26th, at 3 p m.. .... .,. "IROQUOIS" .. ......Thursday, May 2d, at Iioo: a m
I Tuesday, u 3oth,at 3 p m. ....... ;"CHEROKEE".Sunday, 5th, at I.3opm

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Weekly service between Jacksonville and Philadelphia, calling at Charleston, S. C., south
bound. The fast freight Steamships "Oneida". and "Winyah" are appointed to sail as follows -

From Philadelphia: STEAMSHIPS: From'Jacksonvllle Direct :

Saturday, March soth.... ......... ..... ..... ..ONEIDA... .... .... ....... ....Friday, April 5th
Saturday, April 6th.......... ........... .WINYAH....... ............. .. ..Friday, April 12th
Pa..a..2 a Ra..1e. Saturday, April I3th .. .... ..... .. .... ....ONEIDA.. .. .......... .. ....... Friday, April 19th
Saturday, April 20th.. ........ ..... ... .. WINYAH./. ........ ... ....... Friday, April 26th
Between Jacksonville and New York: First-class, $25.00 ; Intermediate, $19.00; Excursion, 843.30; Saturday, April 27th........ ........ .....-. .ONEIDA.... ...... ... ...,. .....Friday: May 3dFor
Steerage, $12.50.
Jacksonville and Boston or Philadelphia : Cabin, $27.00; Intermediate, $21.00; Excursion, $47.301;
-. Steerage, $14.25. The magnificent Steamships of this Company are appointed to sail as follows:
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(Central or goO Meridian Time.)

Tallahassee. .... ......... ..... .... .". .......... ... .. ........ ....Sunday, March 24, 4.00 a. m. Sanford and Intermediate
City of Augusta...... .. ...... .... .......... .... .......... .... ? ...Tuesday March 26, 5.30 p. m. Enterprise Points on
Kansas City. ... .. ... ............. .... .......... ....... .... ...Friday, March 29, 7 00 a. m. the St. Johns River.
Nacoochee.... ....... ..... ...... .........._....... ..'. ...... ........ .Sunday, March 31, 800a.m.
City Birmingham...... ... ... .... . ... .. ...... .... ...... ...TuesdayApril 2. 10:30: a. m.
City of Augusta.... .. .' .... ........ ....... ... ........ .... ..., .:. .Friday, April 5, 2.oop.m. The iron side-wheel steamers
Kansas City......... .... ......... .... :T.. ..... ....... .............Sunday, April 7, 4.00a.m. elegant .
Tallahassee........... ...... ..... .... ..... ........ .... .............Tuesday, April 9, 5.30 p. m. "Oi-ty Of J"a.ckso 'V'ine !'!9 .
City of Birmingham .. .. ...... .. ... .. .... .... . ..... .. .. .....Friday, April 12, 7,3oa. m. ,
City of Augusta...... .... ........ .... .... ..... .... .'.... .... .... ....Sunday, April 14, 9.00 a. m. Capt.-W. A. SHAW, :- ), .
KansasCity... .... .... ........*.... .... ........ ... .... .... .... ...Tuesday, April 16, 11.ooa.m. ,, I
I Tallahassee..... ... .. .. .... .... .. .... ..! .... .... .... .. ..... ... .. .Friday, April 19, i.oop. m. "FRED'K: DeBARY !99! \.
City of ,Birmingham. ..... ...... ... ..... .... ...... ... .... .. Sunday, April 21, 3.ooa.m. ,
City of Augusta. .... ..'.. ........ ......-.:.. ..... ... .. .. .. ..... .....Tuesday, April 23, 4-3op, m. Capt. T. W. LUND, Jr. ''
. Kansas City. ..... .. .... ...... .... ...... ..... ... .... ... ...........Friday, April 26, 6.00a.m. Are to sail from at and :
1 Tallahassee..... .. .. ..... ...... .. .... ..... .... ........ .!.. .....Sunday, April 28, 7ooam. appointed Jacksonville, daily except Saturday at 3.30 p. m., from Sanford .
. City of Birmingham':... ...... .... .. ...... ..... ...... ..... .. ......Tuesday, April 30, 9.003. m. daily except Sunday, 9.00 a. m.
City of Macon ... ..... .... ... .... ..,.......... ...... .. ...........Thursday< March 28, 6.30 p. m. Read down SCHEDULE.NORTHBOUND.Read
Gate City.... .. .. .... .. .. .... .... ......... ...... .. .......... ....... ... Thursday, April 4, i.oo p. m. up. ;
City of Macou........ .... .... .. .. .. ..!. .. ... .... ... .... .... ..Thursday, April II, 6.30p.m- Leave. 3.30 p. m. ......... ...... .. ... ]acksonville ...... ...... ...... .... Arrive 3.30 a. m. "
.. Gate City... .... .... .... .... .... ........ .... ....*.!' .. .. ..... ... .Thursday,.April 18, i.oop.m. I. 8.45 p. m. .,. ... ...... .. .. ...... .Palatka. ...... ...... ...... ..... Leave., .9.00 p. m. r ;
City of Macon...... .. ...... .. .... .. . .. ....;.. .... ....... .. Thursday, April 25, 5.30 p. m Co 3.00 a. m. .....::...... .......... Astor............. ...... .. .. 3.00 p. m.
a 4.30 a. m. .... ...... .. ........ .St. }4'rancis.--.. ............ .... 1.30 p. m. ", .
FROM SAVANNAH TO PHILADELPHIA.These 5.30a. m. ...... ..... :.. ... .....Berestorc..... ...... ...... ...... 12.00 noonArrive
8.30am. ...... ... .. .... ... .....Sauford. .............. ... .. II 9.ooa. m.
( Ships do NOT Carry Passengers.) II 9.25a. m. .... .... .... .... .... .... Enterprise..... .... .... .... . II 9.30a. m.

Elihu Thompson.... .. .. .... .... .... .... ..... . .. ......... .. ....Wed'day, March 27, 6ooa. m.Dessour .
;:. ..... ..-.... ..... ...... ...... .. ..... .... .......... ...Wed'day, April 3, 11.30 a. m. ..
Elihu Thompson.. ....+..01...........-..... ., ......;...... .. ., Wed'day, April 10, 6.00 a. m. '
Tk nr*fm****fit. ..... .. .. .... .. .. .... .... .... ...... ....... .: ............. .Wed'day, April 17, 12.00 noon General Passenger and Ticket ce, 204 West Bay St., Jacksonville- ; ,
Elihu Thompson... ...... ... .... ........ .. .. .... ....... ..... .. Wed'day, April 24, 5.00 p. m. A. J. COLE, Passenger Agent, 5 Bowling Green, New York. ,
M. H. CLYDE, Assistant Traffic Manager Bow ing Green, New York. ;,,.r..,
THESE PALACE D. D. C. MINK, General Freight Agent. 12 :o. Delaware avenue, Philadelphia, Pa.
THEO. G. EGER, Traffic Manager, 5 Bowling Gteen, New York. ;
Connect at Savannah with Central Railroad of Georgia Savannah, Florida & Western Railway, F. M. IRONMONGER, Jr., Florida Passenger Agent, 204 West Bay St., Jacksonville Fla. :
Florida Central & Peninsular Railroad. JOHN L. HOWARD, Florida Freight Agent foot Hogan Street, Jacksonville, Fla. +
Through Bills of Lading, Tickets, and Baggage Checks to all points North and East. See your J. A. LESLIE, Superintendent, foot Hogan Street, Jacksonville Fla.WM. ,1
nearest ticket agent or write for Freight or Passage to
J. P. BECKWITH, G. F. & P. Agent, New Pier 35 N. R., New York. t P. CLYDE & CO., Gen'l Agents, -
'R. L; WALKER, Agent, C. G. ANDERSON Agent
New Pier No. 35, North River"New York. City Exchange Building, Savannah, Ga. 12 South Delaware Avenue, Philadelphia. 5 Bowling Green, New York.
RICHARDSON & BARNARD Agents, Lewis' Wharf, BostonW. ',;'
L .JAMES, Agent, S. Third Street Philadelphia.W. }
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H. RHETT, Gen'l Agt. C. R. R., 317 Broadway, New York.J. W. A. J. B. BOURS. ', '\,
D. HASHAGEN, Eastern Agent. Sav., Fla. & Western Ry. Co.,'261 Broadway N. Y.
J. I,. ADAMS, Gen'l East. Agt. F. C. & P. R. R., A. DeW. SAMPSON, General Agent, WILLIAM A. BOURS & CO. \
*53 Broadway, New York. 306 Washington St., Boston.W. ; !
J. FARRELL, Soliciting Agent. W. E. ARNOLD Gen. Trav. Pass. Agt., : .
WALTER HAWKINS, Fla. Pass. Agent,
New Office, 224 West Bay Street, Jacksonville Grain Garden Seeds and Fertilizers ::::; 1 1UJ

300 Acres In Nursery. One Acre Under Glass. Thirty-Seventh Year.sPEcxArrJE ,

'VV'ES'r'BA.Y: t9'r.v JAOK80NVILx., x x., &.
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Specially adapted to Florida and sub-tropical countries., We Handle Only the Best and Most Reliable Seeds. A Comple Stock of '"
F R U I T T R E E S Peach Oriental Plums and Pears, Japan Persimmons,

Strawberries, Guavas, Giant Loquat, etc? etc. Rare Conifers and Broad-leaved Evergreens, Camel-
Has, Azaleas, 50,000 Palms, 20,000 Camphor Trees, Hedge Plants, Open Ground Grown Roses. The Hay Corn Oats Flour Bran Wheat Grits Meal
Green House ]Department) is complete in plants of every class suited to Southern Horticulture. Cat- ,
alogues free. Address p. J. BERCKMANS, Fruitland Nurseries, Augusta, Ga.
No Agents. Cotton Seed Meal Both Bright and Dark. .

12 Trial Pks.15 I cfs1 STATE AGENTS FOR PURE GROUND BONE' w x ''.

Yugert-Illen Fertilizer Co. Jk faf.
To any farmers In the United States or Canada who are NITRATE SODA,
not acquainted with the extra reputation MarblebeadBeed
I' have honestly won for purity and reliability, we will send a Star Brand Fertilizers MURIATE '
sample package (a little below ordinary size) of each of the OF POTASH,
I following. choice varieties, all of our own ralsinc, for 16
Cents which will but little more than pay for the cost of puttingUr. GUARANTEED ANALYSIS. MxM SULPHATE POTASH
ana mailing: Crosby's Early Beet, White Spine Cucumber, ,
.season's and IIard-beadlng Cabbages, Danver Carrot Thick.: I
leaved Dandelion., lied and Yellow Dariver Onion, Dutch Parsnip! Orange Tree and \Vegetable fr \ KAINIT, Etc

I $ l'uu ;'...du 'iomato, Sugar! Pumpkm, LauLey'a (Corn. Catalogue FERTILIZER.These .
Homo Grown Sood, Free.!
i, Fertilizers have no superior in the market, and a trial will convince. .
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1 Is a treatise! on melon culture recently issued by the Paine Fertilizer Company, who have, during the past six or seven years, made the fertilization and sale of the melon crop a SPECIAL
i STUDY believing and finally proving that this crop is notonly the MOST PROFITABLE;crop grown in Florida but also a CERTAIN CROP. ,if planted and fertilized according to the directions givenin
the above pamphlet,which will be sent FKKK upon application.
Our Company are the only manufacturers of Iiigh-Grade Crop Formulas, who have carefully studied the requirements of many of our principal and best-paying crops, especially Watermelon -

Write Us for Full Information Showing How to Plant for Market on a Large Scale.

REMEMBER that our specialty for years has been the growing and selling of melons for large profits. Our watermelon brands are known and used throughout the watermelon
sections. No other company has ever manufactured special brands for this crop.

BEWARE of those hnitating-formulas or copying our instructions-the use of their fertilizers can only mean PARTIAL SUCCESS and often TOTAL FAILURIC.

COMMENCE: PLANTING NO"W' and continue, as we direct, every len days until last of March. Write for full particulars. NOW is an opportunity to recoup
your losses from other crops

BEAR IN MIND that New York City alone could have used all the fine early melons grown in Florida last year therefore if we increased the Florida acreage tenfold or more
there is plenty of marketing room and the acreage is HARDLY DOUBLED this year much of it being poorly( fertilized, which will only produce inferior melons
that will reach market too late to secure the handsome:profits obtained by those who carry out our advice to the letter" The variety. of melon. planted by our customers is growing in favor and
the demand is increasing each year ,
Our Company, with its house at New York and connections at Boston and Philadelphia, command the principal distiibuting points in the Northeast,where the highest prices are always
paid for fine melons. Should the quantity of early melons grown in this State warrant it, will, also, have arrangements at Cincinnati and Chicago to distribute them through the West. We already
have control of the bulk of the early crop-let us handle yours, audit: will reduce competition on sales,thus enabling us to hold up the market to the HIGHEST POSSIBLE PRICESIn
the future our New York house will handle the fruit and vegetable crops of any planters in Klonda i i'l order to secure for them the highest market prices, full and prompt returns making -
it an inducement for them to purchase our Special Formulas in large quantities, so as to plant on a more extensive scale. Write for stencil. ,

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will bring. the highest prices per box ever known. GET and FOLLOW our instructions and you will not only have a good crop of fiue fruit next winter:,but you will save your trees, hurt by. .the De-
cember and February freezes, from two or three years set back. Full directions will be given upon application.. .
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Stop Fertilizing for. Display It is FRUIT you Want,

Fine, Bright, Thin-skinned, Juicy Oranges in LARGE

QUANTITIES that bring High Prices in Market.

The PROFITS in planting come from Increased Yields of Finer Vegetables, which can only be obtained by the, use,of.High Grade Crop Formulas -
adapted to your soils and crops. How long is it going to take you to find out that you can treble and quadruple your NET. PROFITS by using our
High-Grade Mixtures AS WE DIRECT ? ,
: :Many have been so encouraged by PROFITABLE YIELDS from the use of our Formulas, while previously they had barely made expenses, that
they have increased their acreage each season until now they derive, VERY LARGE INCOMES from their crops... Do you want proof of this assertion ? then
; write us and we will give it; or try a few acres with our brands and prove it for yourself ,
[ Our experience in handling the fruit and vegetable crops in New York for many of our customers and their friends has shown us that buyers at
that point examine each purchase with a very critical eye, they will pay HIGH PRICES for fine stuff and but very little for that which is ordinary. Write us
I t for our pamphlets and advice of how to grow crops for LARGE PROFITS, also, how to fertilize trees on different soils for INCREASED YIELDS of FINER
1 Do you know that the application of light ammoniates, such as Cotton Seed Meal, Blood and-Bone, etc., etc., are the MOST INJURIOUS ARTICLES I
I you can put on your grove ? They give a splendid growth of wood and foliage, but acting only as STIMULANTS they DESTROY THE FRUIT PRODUCING
PROPERTIES of tree and plant.
r A Ton of our carefully-prepared Formulas, applied as we advise, is worth, in the long run, a carload of these ammoniates improperly applied and
being IMPROPERLY PROPORTIONED with potash, phosphoric acid, magnesia, etc., etc. I'
You are growing FRUIT, not FOLIAGE, for sale, VEGETABLES, not VINES, therefore you must avoid all RANK GROWTH It is
STEADY, STRONG and HEALTHY GROWTH that developes the FRUIT-PRODUCING PROPERTIES of the plant and puts money into your,:
pocket. 'Write"us for all information on agricultural matters, to '

1 710/ and 712 East Bay St., Jacksonville, Florida, _:"\.." .

And for all information about selling your fruit and vegetable crops, to
No. 1 Broadway, New York, N. Y. '

Get our latest prices on all agricultural chemicals before purchasing elsewhere. We undersell all competitors. Our facilities enable us to do this

., easily", ..; and, as a rule, to give better and higher class,grades of materials. .
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