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:
April 27, 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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Preceded by:
Florida dispatch and farmer and fruit grower
Succeeded by:
Semi-weekly Florida times-union and citizen


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S. Powers, Publisher and Proprietor. JACKSONVILLE, FLA., MAY 4, 1895. 3 a: Whole No. 13G9 Vol.NEW< VII s,> No.nn"s 18
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NEW CATALOGUE: for 1895will
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10 pound lots or above not prepaid, 15 cents per pound. Cow Peas, Whippoorwill, Clay Red Un-
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bv results obtained in our own rose gardens.we have: selected and offer as especial -well adapted to the climate of thl'l recto, $7 per looo. Delivered to any post office in the 40,000

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artistic illustrations recent results with leading sorts i latest practice and best methods in culture and management. Send to _
O. Ii. TABER Glen Marv. Fla., for new edition (enlarged and rewritten thromrhmit of the Catalogue ofMs I have known O. D. bite and know him to $5 per 100, or $40 per 1.000.Aplly .

to be reliable. Have received buds from him to
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Marmville,Florida CHAS. T. VERBEKE, Sarno, Fla



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State News. / grove will have a few oranges this and trembling to the future, and the his birds and his pets, his orange trees ..
year and a full half crop next year, State Legislature is trying to pass bills will ripen their golden fruit once
and he has more to do this year than for the relief of the tax-payers, it is likean more, and the little "deprivations of
.,, We doubt very much whether- the he ever had before.-DeLand News. oasis in the desert to hear Tax Col- !between time will be forgotten. Thereis
: postponement of enforcing the pay- Ever since the closing of the Royal lector Smith talk. He says times may no place on earth where a man can
ment of taxes is a wise course. Let Poinciana, and for two weeks previous, be hard and money scarce, but that the enjoy life better than he can right
the relief or remedy come -in some the grounds have been the greatestmass tax-books do not disclose these facts to here. The climate, the soil, the ,
other way. It has been a hard strainon of bloom that has been known the'close observer. Quite the contrary. beautiful river, all go to make the
many of our citizens to pay their since they were laid out. On Easter The books show that over two most attractive place on earth."

taxes, but\ most of the willing ones Sunday, the head gardener, William thousand more certificates have been Soon after the'freeze last winter Dr. l
have paid, and many who have not Fremd, supplied lilies and other floral I issued to tax-payers"than ever beforeat W. T. Whitledge had several loads of :
paid have been waiting for just such decorations for fourteen different I this time of year. grape fruit gathered and the seed taken ;

action by the legislature and will be churches, all the way ,down the east A correspondent of the Palatka from them and planted in beds in ,his

no better able one month, two monthsor coast from St. Augustine, Ormond, Times makes the following manly and garden. He finds himself, by reason
three months to than and others besides the of this small amount of work now
pay they are Rockledge sensible utterances: "No ; J. F. is unexpectedly -
, now.-Plant City Courier. churches on the Lake. The next day, going to stick right here. 'His prop- in possession of a perfect
Brother Belamy was in town today few would have missed them, the pro- erty is not for sale; he has no inten- bonanza. He has something like 150-
and says some people are talking of fusion is so great.-Tropical Sun. 4 tion of going,elsewhere, for this is the 000 or 200,000 beautiful little grape
moving to hunt a better county. He That people of Volusia county are brightest and best spot on earth for fruit nursery trees from six to eight
says he has been all over this county made out of the right kind of stuff is him, for it is his home ; he has hewnit inches high, and as there are perhaps ;
and he says old Volusia is good to be seen from the following reassur- out of the wilderness, and lovesit few, if any others, in the State, and no i!
. enough for him, and he has been here ing paragraph from the DeLand Sup. as he can love no other place, and I way to obtain any now.he will be able !
twenty years, and if a man will just plement: "While every one is crying here he will stay. If others want to to get fancy prices for them.-:Bartow I

half work like they do in other placeshe hard times and bewailing the scarcityof go its their privilege, let them go.' CourierInformant."More -'
will soon get rich. He says his money, looking. forward with ,fear There will be more room for J. F. apd I business and less politics."



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Florida Will be Represented. has been promptly on hand with Rural's Rambling Dots. questions before the people of Florida 1

Kditor Farmer and Fruit-Grower.. splendid collections at each important Editor Farmer and Fruit-Grower; today. The kind of feed that will return ,

Florida will not be without repre- exposition. It is to be hoped, how- A good many people have called most for the labor expended, the j:
ever that Florida's own citizens will kind of fodder best suitable ]
sentation at the great interstate expo- I upon Rural, and others have written I to our
sition which is to open at Atlanta Ga., do equally as well at Atlanta, where him, to know what to do with their lands are subjects fit for discussion at f' I

next fall, even if the Floridians should some of the richest and shrewdest peo- groves and what to plant to skim over the present time, and the man who : !

neglect to look after that important ple in the world will be found taking until we have a crop of oranges again. has solved this problem will do the i

duty themselves. The Bureau of pointers as to future investments.With Rural ,don't know how to answer them. people ot Florida a great service to 1

Agriculture has taken hold of this such men as Mahlon Gore, He is very much like the boy with a make his successes known. : j

matter, and it is needless to say that Dudley Adams, J. E. Ingraham, W. load of apples going up a hill, when It has been said and for years laid : (

the able gentlemen who have it in D. Chipley, and many other energetic the tail board came out and his load down as indisputable that our sandy !I

hustlers enlisted in the cause, however, lands will not produce food plants to ;
charge will have it attended to in a rolled down the hill, "the boy was ;
manner worthy of this great country.Dr. the interests of the State will be well dumb because he could not do the profit, but this fact will dissolve this '\

Dabney, the assistant secretaryof looked after there. subject justice." Rural don't know year and in a little while will be a

agriculture, is preparing a state- The forestry division of the Agri-- what is best to do himself and t s'feeling "fact" of the past too old to stand

be made to cultural Department has received or- his slowly. He is alone. 1
ment, soon to public, as way very
the character of the exhibit which the onge wood from Florida, and has thankful to the writers who have The present season has been the : I

bureau will prepare, but your correspondent begun a series of tests as to its fitness given their views through the FARMERAND most singular in the memory of the : J

.learned a few facts in advance for economic purposes.A FRUIT-GROWER and certainlywill oldest inhabitant in this neck of woods. : 1

In regard to how Florida will be rep widely known nurseryman of not speak unfavorably of a man We have had so many frosts, so much !

. resented there, which may be of interest Orlando writes'to your correspondentto who recommends doing the work winter, so many cold days, that .(

e. to your readers. know whether camphor trees can thoroughly; the trouble has been that things in the vegetable line which 1

r of the depart-!I be propagated by layers or cuttings, there has been too 'much quacking in I usually grow to perfection have halted, ). J

Agents have been at agricultural work in Florida for and whether the, scions can be pro- horticulture and if the freeze will I'balked and "augued" until they do I
cured here. Mr. William Saunders, : not look natural. Onions have !
time and clean out this class, who are always gone ,
some gathering securing I to whom the.matter was referred, says too to do Frost to seed as though they had passed :
material for the exhibit. It be lazy a good job, Jack
announced fact that may that it is very difficult to propagate has not worked in vain and Florida through a northern winter, turnips i
now as a orange camphor by layers or cuttings. The have, indifferent bottoms, cabbages are
trees and.laden with fruit will bethe better for it. ;
uninjured' requisite conditions are a warm soil Most of the standing still and act as though they I
well other fruit. and people on orange
as as trees plants and a cool atmosphere, and even if came to .Florida to' make an did not know what to do; strawberries !, :
will be in the collection well groves
as as a I
collection of they should take root, he thinks that orange grove. The business has been ripen unevenly; oats are poor and late;
scientifically arranged only a small percentage of them would peaches inferior pears'scattering and
the woods of Florida. Mr. Charles pictured in such fascinating colors and ; :
live. By far, the best plan, he says, the sums realized so magnificent, that mulberries blooming the second time.
the celebrated fiber
Dodge, ex- is to plant the seed, which ripen in the orange growing became the central Nothing natural, even weeds are un- "
has been
pert, traveling extensively fall, and when sown, come up readily.Mr. idea-the sole idea of who decided what to do.
the State and its textile I many,
throughout Saunders has planted all the seedon worked toiled went But this is an exceptional season,
on, on, raggedand
will better
, products probably rep- hand, and the department will haveno that the as old Mr. Dibbs said, 'an accidentalyear.
hungry, hoping bright
resented than former occasion.
on any "
camphor trees to distribute until and future would them It was never before so and ,
fairy bring res
One of the attractive exhibits
most these get large enough to send out. may never be so again, that is Rural
and< plenty.
be shown
to by the department by
; : There seems to be no longer any doubt hopes not, and expects the summer
; any other exhibitor,. will be the collection But in this respect we all made the .,
that camphor can be grown successfully will renew our courage. To tell what t.
of wax models of fruits, which same mistake. We put all of our
apd profitably in Florida. Mrs. to plant and how to plant and when
J will include not only the citrus fruits Jennie. S. Perkins, of Winter Garden eggs in the same basket. When it to plant, are questions that should be' I'
of Florida, but also the entire familyof got upset,the stock in trade was gone.
I writes that camphor trees at her home discussed in the FARMER AND FRUIT- :
Rural has of land suitablefor
delicious horticultural products of plenty
came through practically unscathed, GROWER at this time. .
" fodder and hay but he :
that favored State. Your correspondent and are now blooming.One raising RURAL.
had the privilege of seeing these of hauls a bale of hay from the station Keuka, Fla.Letter.
correspondents recently
your .
.,' waxen fruits, so akin to nature in intimated that the top budding of every week. Rural's neighbor on the -4
has bit of land suitablefor from the Sand Hills.
their form and color that the scent in Florida.Mr. east a good
not a success
pecans was
make growing but he buys feed for Editor Farmer and Fruit Grower:
it was the only thing lacking to Taylor of the pomological office, oats,
the delusion perfect. If anything thinks A he has his horse, cows and chickens from the Having a few moments this after-
differently. .least
more artistically and completely natu- {from Texas supply store. Another one has land noon, I will improve it by droppingyou
accompanied by
ral was ever made by the hand of reports luxuriant suitable for making Irish potatoes, but a line once more from the sand

.I man, than these kakis, oranges, man- photographs,showing young hick- Rural recently saw him with a sack of hills in this beautiful and healthful
trees.growing high on
pecan up that raised in Scotland lake region of southern Polk.
goes and lemons, it has never been trees that had been topped off for potatoes ,
.'. seen in this country, for part of these ory this nearly '4,000 miles away. Another A friend intimated to me sometimeago
purpose. raised bushels of sweet that he had found and
models which were at the ChicagoWorld's "I said Mr. neighbor 100 scenery
see no.reason, Taylor, little bit of land several climate rather a diet. The ideato
Fair were the finest on exhi-- in Florida potatoes on a poor

: bition there. "why should thrifty hickory the trees result. years ago, but for the past five years be conveyed was that the items
"When I was at the World's Fair," produce is same select has bought them from the store by the mentioned were all that could be had

said Assistant Pomologist'Taylor, yes- The way trees to proceed and at about to the good timeof peck. This is all wrong, it is wrongin on this high and healthful ridge, com-
vigorous ,
and in practice. monly known as the sand hills.
terday, "the manager of the Austrian when buds begin to start out principle wrong
horticultural exhibit told me that his well year off the branches where Thousands of dollars are paid out Climate is something, and healthis
cut theyare
in settlement that much to be desired, whilst on
country had a finer collection of wax from four to six inches in diameter. every year every
fruit models than ours, but I did not which then could and must be saved. our pilgrimage here below. But as to

see them. I can assure you, how- The budded sprouts from choice grow up are Rural's horse costs $100 a year to that being all we have, I will, simply '.

ever, that the department will have a is double bearing pecan feed. She should not cost $5. Rural refer you to Winter Haven, on the !'

better exhibit of these fruit models at trees There a advantagein thinks he can keep her fat for a whole I same ridge as ourselves. But don't
caii be
the coming Atlanta exposition than we this four By it, good instead crops of ten year'with a cash, outlay of $5 for seed think for one moment that is the only 1

had at Chicago. The collection of produced with years from seed and and odd bits of work. He has had spot on the ridge where anything else I
as trees ,
Eemi-lropical fruit models will proba- years some experience, but dropped into the can be had.I .
bly be the most complete in existence. then you know just what you. are get- customs or habits of those who had have been amid these hills for five
which is the with seed-
ting not case
"There are only two artists in orange groves. winters, and have only failed the past
lings. should raise winter in having all the vegetables,
the United States capable of doing Every orange grower
It is probably too late to
this fruit modeling in a thoroughly hickories in preparefor Florida his own pork, chickens and eggs. including tomatoes and egg plants,

satifactory manner. One of these, this top budding but this bit of informationmay One reason why he does npt is be- that the heart could desire. No bet-
I Mr. J. W. Hendley, is constantly em- be experimented, with by inter- cause he must buy feed for them,>the ter tomatoes grow, and as to egg

ployed in preparation of specimens for ested future time. It fact is, however, every last man could plant, for quality, none are their
parties at some
the government's exhibit at Atlanta. is needless add that Florida has raise feed enough to carry through equal. As for size, they are as largeas
Since the time when William Saunders of and that the such stock as would keep the familyin one could wish them, all in that
plenty hickory trees
managed the first government agricultural meat at a little outlay of money. line any one could ask.
is valuable .
I exhibit, in 1876, at the pecan a product.L.. S. PERKINS. The kind of feed and the kind of fod- Now don't think, because we lacked

Centennial Exposition, the department Washington, D. C,, April 24,1895. der to plant are, the most important our tomatoes and egg plants this win-

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ter, that we didn't have anything but dried article to a glass of water a The. Orange Situation. all young seedlings and nursery stock.
scenery for a constant diet. We have most delightful, refreshing and cool- The following interesting extractsare These, with scarcely an exception, are
had plenty of cabbage, turnips, ruta- ing drink. It'seems just what one made from a letter from a Florida killed to,the ground or below,the bud.
bagas, Irish and sweet potatoes. And craves and what, sometimes is. so hardto orange grower in the New York Trib- It is probable that some in this class
such sweet potatoes as are not known i get, une : are already practically dead.
outside the sand hills of :Florida. Don't fail to get a plant or two ; A very few trees-probably not Taking all these classes"together, it
Parties from the'North that spent the half a dozen will be better; you will more than a few hundred altogether, will be asked, what proportion of them
winter with us, and were used to the never regret it. situated on the'south side of some will be resuscitated and brought back
sweets from New Jersey, were completely -, Now, long suffering editor of the broad lake in a sheltered localityhavesnffered to or up to bearing} It is easy to say-
carried away with the excel- F. & F. G., you get some too; plant it less loss of limb than any and correct to say-that it is within"
lence of those grown here over those anytime from now till the last of June. others, and may possibly have left a the possibilities of horticultural skill to
from New Jersey and elsewhere so Fruit will set in October and from
little bearing wood and may show a restore in time a very considerable part
much so, that I had to promise themI that on till frost kills it. Now don't I little blossoming and fruit late in the. of them to vigor. But such is by no
would send them their potatoes all write to me for plants or seed, season. Even of this there is yet con- means likely to be the case. The finan
from here next fall. though I am, so far as I know, about siderable doubt. cial ability is as necessary as the horti-
But I must return and tell you how the only one that saved their own The next most hopeful class of treesis cultural skill, and this is lacking in
we lived through this winter of win- seed the past year. I did it more by that of the mature Seedlings. These numberless instances. 'Often where

ters. accident than anything else. My generally will lose from one half to two- the ability exists the: patience has been
Besides the above mentioned vege- wife having gathered a quantity of thirds of their tops. All the small exhausted by successive disasters and
tables, we had as fine lettuce, radishes the fruit the day before the freeze, I limbs are quite dead. Most of the the low prices of recent years,'which "
and. onions as any one could wish picked out a few of the ripest pods lateral branches to the diameter of two have made the industry unprofitable.This .
for. Now, as our cabbage is just and put them where they would dry or three inches have the bark split and "is especially true of 'nonresidentowners

gone, we have fine snap beans, long, slowly, and as I conjectured the'seed are dead or dying. In exceptionalcases whose groves nearly always
tender pods, many of them seven or of some of them matured, so that I am the bark is split down the south cost, more than those of others, and
eight inches long, to take their place. blessed with enough for myself, and sides of the trunks to within two or who reap less reward. Obviously, no
Then we had a few of the Otaheite what I had over I have given to my three feet of the ground. Badly as prediction on this subject can be madeat

yams to use before the Irish potatoesgot immediate friends.. But I guess the they now look, there is no doubt but present with anything like certainty.I .
ready for the table. editor won't care if I say that' our the best of them will, with good treat make no pretension of doing so. Butas

The former are mature in Decem- friends, the Reasoner Bros., of Oneco, ment, speedily recover. ,Signs of life we see it here, and counting in all
all in the Fla., wrote me some time ago, beforeI in the trees small well. it
ber, and are right ground to even now appear many groves. as as large,
be dug for use at any time till April. knew whether my seed would ger- The vitality of an orange tree' is re seems that not less than 50 per cent.
We didn't have but a few hills, but minate or not, that they would sendto markable. Its roots spread wide and of the groves'will be abandoned. A
then the smallest weighed eight Jamaica for seed, and in time I look fill the ground. The cold was not great deal, however, must depend'upon
pounds and the largest twenty-five for their ad. in the F. & F. G. severe enough, _nor of so long durationas the factor ordinarily beyond control
pounds. So you see a few go ,a long But Mrs. H. says, for gracioussake to injure the surface rootlets. With by the owner, and that'i is the supply of
way. Then with our guavas canned stop and give some one else ,a the coming of spring warmth and moisture. The months of April and
and in jelly and a, bountiful supply of chance to say something. I told herI moisture, these uninjured roots will May in Florida have .frequently littleor
jelly from the wild grape of our had the floor, and meant to keep it. send up to the trees such an abund- no rain. If the previous months
, adopted heath, found growing in But when I saw the last jar of the ance of sap that the new growth will have also been dry, which is generallythe
abundance in the piney woods in this above fruit sitting on the table, with a be astonishing in amount and in rapid- fact, the trees suffer from lack of
immediate vicinity, we lived well. plate of warm: buscuit and a print of ity of development. This means thata moisture, unless it can be artificially
For dessert we had both canned golden butter, (understand now, I part of these large trees will get new supplied. Depleted of leaves as trees
and mean butter, and if I do say it I usedto wood of less and under terri
cranberries and cranberry jelly; bearing greater or amountin now are, staggering a
this is something I want all to makean be a judge of that article), I say, time for a crop in the winter of 1896- ble shock, it is obvious that all the con-
especial note of. All those who when I, saw these things before me, I 97. But not for next winter, nor even ditions need to be the'best possible to
have a taste for the healthful cranber changed my mind and concluded to for any subsequent time unless the secure the desired results. Those
ry, which can be prepared in so many yield the floor for this time. But Ihaven't conditions are reasonably favorable. I growers who are provided with irrigating
different ways, which like the prover- told you half the good quali-- Where this is the case the best Seed- apparatus are, in respect of a water
bial "possum and pumpkin" are all ties of this useful plant. Neither haveI ling groves will probably produce a supply, masters of the situation. Those
told you how our pines look (most fair in two I have said take their chances
good." Many pronounce them even crop years, as not so supplied must ,
superior to the above mentioned fruit.I of you will guess and might guess and be in full bearing in three or four and this element of uncertainty, of
allude to the hibiscus sabdari/Ta/ the wrong) and of our grapes and peaches.Of years. course cannot be computed.My .
Jamaica Indian sorrel. I really can- the latter, I have to thin out the In the third class I should place generalization may be relied I
Waldosfor the
trees can't hold all the
not speak too highly of this most estimable fruit. So good sized budded trees in favorable upon if I repeat that 50 per cent of I
and climateare
member of the cotton family.It you see scenery localities-as, for instance, on the the groves in Florida are frozen out
will thrive under the most adverse not all we have to sustain life on south side of a lake or with heavy tim- never to be revived; that not fruit
here. B. M. HAMPTON.
circumstances, yet will amply repay a ber protection. These trees are in enough to supply a third rate city will
Frost Proof, Fla
a little care. Besides taking the placeof much the same condition as the large be produced the coming season ; that
cranberries, from which but few, if seedlings, and will respond to the same the season following will see a good
any would ever know the difference, WOVEN WIRE! FENCE extent.In crop on the older revived groves; from
: it can be dried with but little trouble pig and chicken.bull strong Ugh t, the fourth class-many degreesworse which time on the production will be I
and will then keep indefinitely, or Make it urself to13toOa1ot than either of the aboveshouldbe gradually increased to the number of '
nearly so. Then in the spring in the s__. placed all budded trees in exposed boxes grown during the last one or I
SO styles. A man and boy can mate
long hot days of May and June, you KITSELMAN- o>to GO rods. a day., situations, all budded trees under two years. To those fortunate own-
BRaS. Rldg revllle Ind.
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jured groves and who can care for DAMAGE IN VARIOUS SECTIONS. July or August, from twenty-five to Grass and Cowpeas.

them properly through the year or two seventy-five per cent. of them will take Editor Farmer and Fruit Grower.
"The groves about Micanopy, Wal- I am much of tHe belief that
is in and .
of their there root
recovery prospectan grow.I
do Ocala ,and down far Lake
as as
will be the salva-
abundant reward for their present have a seedling that bore a few grass cowpeas
Weir, are hurt worse than those close tion of Florida.
losses and disappointments. Such restored white fruits three years ago that I
about Orange. Lake, being on higher I have just read in last issue
be to much of but have been your a
groves will enough sup- thought not
ground and consequently more ex-
the demand for able to fruit from since it. letter frofn Mr. J. E. Ingraham in
ply ordinary oranges get any as
posed to the cold winds of both which "
during the next ten years. When has been frozen down twice, but the says, we can grow alfalfa
In those sections
freezes. the trees and "
Bermuda in abundance.
10,000,000 or more of people have sprouts that came up this spring I I
were killed two and three feet below
i been added to the population of the have made into cuttings and onethirdof In the absence of an article, stating '.
the buds, while at Citra there is in when where and how
country east of the' Mississippi, and them are growing now and there is I
places a growth several feet-
many this-I much doubt if Mr.
time for very Ingra- I
when transportation facilities have yet many more to put out. I
I above the buds. South of the Lake ham has had I
a practical experiencewith
: increased and the lessened A. ALDRICH.
been rates J.
Weir section the general condition of .
either. If he has, it would be a
to and from Florida and when mar- >-+-*
keting methods have been improvedit the trees is about the same as that Orange Culture as a Business. great pleasure, as well as profit, to

around Citra. It is a noticeable,fact Editor Farmer and Fruit Grower: I every farmer in Florida to read it.

will be soon enough to plant new that on the north and northwest sidesof In your issue of April 13'there is an I Alfalfa is not adapted to the soils
trees living profit
orange expect many groves the trees seem to be article on "Orange Culture as a Busi- and climate of Florida. It will not

from them. I say nothing about the killed, and on the opposite sides of ness" that is a little misleading to some grow in Florida, at least in this part of
danger from future freezes-the experiences .
the same groves there is a fair growth who do not understand that all land in it. All whom I have known to try it
from the last winter
f mayor coming on. It is also noticeable that Florida is not suitable to raise vegeta- have signally failed, even with the
not be repeated but if nothing
may ; the sour stock suffered much more bles without fertilizers, as I judge these most careful attention.But .

as destructive comes, lesser frosts are than the sweet, which is somewhat growers did. They had the advantageof then: I have always believed
not unusual which, cut back
young against the notions that growers used I good land to start with, but people there never was a man so smart, who
trees At the best there
repeatedly. to entertain on this subject. I do not I who have traveled all over the State didn't at sometime find another man a
_ fore, the production of oranges in this believe that there are ahundred little bit therefore there
'' grape- say that nowhere do you see finer smarter; may
lovely but peculiar climate is singu-
.t a fruit'trees' left in the State which will groves than are on pine land, but we be some one within our boundaries who
i : lady hazardous industry. We havehere'
* bear this year. The new growth that could not raise them without fertilizer, has succeeded with alfalfa. If so, and

- v a really semi-tropical country, is appearing .in most places of the nor could. we raise paying crops be- he will demonstrate it, by exhibiting a
with the left and thento
gate open now State-is not bud-bearing wood. tween the 'rows without fertilizer. bale of it, at the coming Atlanta Cot.
i the North Pole. This should nev- '
Where afford ton States Exposition stating that it
I ESTIMATE OF THE CROP. people can to irrigateand ,
er,be forgotten by those who wish to
raise tropical fruits, and to do so with "Last season Marion county shipped fertilize they raise crops. If you will produce even one ton per acre,

the least possible risk. These .are one-fifth of the crop of the State, andI select a good, high piece of land for a he will prove himself a public bene-

truths that a people wish do not believe that she will ship grove, have it well cleaned, set in good factor.- -
great many twenty boxes during the coming sea- 'trees, well cared for and fertilized vou In view of the statements that are
had and the
they perceived
years ago,
can have a that will so frequently made about alfalfa in regard -
son.1 estimate the of grove pay expensesin
I neglect or ignorance of which has orange crop
the State for the 1895-96 at a few years. Butorange trees needto to the ease with which it can be
year 300-
now cost them 'so a loss.
4 000 boxes. Some authorities place it be well fed to give an income.I grown and its immense yield, one ton

One Grower's Opinion. as high as 500,000 boxes, and proba- think probably this late freeze will would seem to be a ridiculously small

Charles W. White of Citra, who has bly the product will lie somewhere be- be a benefit to Florida in the end, for yield for an acre. It is better, how-

been spending several days in the cityon tween the two figures. The larger por- it has taught her a lesson-to try other ever, than pulling fodder or paying

business, gave a Citizen representative tion of this crop will come from southof fruits. There has never been as many $20.00 for a ton of shipped hay.

yesterday his ideas of the present a line drawn across the State from acres of corn planted in this locality as Five acres of fodder corn with any

situation of the fruit growing industryof Tampa to Rockledge, where the dam- this year. There will be a good many bunch cowpea, planted at the ]last

this State. As Mr. White owns and agejo the groves has been less." peas and sweet potatoes put out, and plowing, will fill any ordinary sized

4 controls a larger acreage of oranges "What will the growers do ?" altogether it may be that the freeze wasa barn in Florida with the best kind of

than any other resident of the State, "I think that it is the intention of blessing in disguise, although most of forage. It is a sure crop and needs no

and is also a close observer, his opin- most of the growers to make another the; people are slow to see it. But experiment.Lay .

ions on the subject are authoritative. start. The groves that will be aban- Florida is bound to come out, for we off rows, four and a half feet

"There is no doubt that the freezes doned will be mainly those owned by have the most delightful climate in the apart. If you drill it, drop two or

of the past winter did an immense non-residents. Very few of the resi-- world, and, Phoenix like, she will rise three grains every two or three feet;

amount of damage to the orange trees dent growers will say that they are going out of the ashes and in two or three if you check it, make checks same dis,

of Florida," he said. "I believe that to stop now, but they intend to go years be her own golden self.S. I tance, and drop three or four grains

most of the orange trees of the State on, and are preparing to put in new I .. M. A. in checks. Cover wlth a double

.' have.been killed down to a point be- buds, and, where it is necessary, to Orange City, Fla. shovel or two furrows with a small
low the buds and bearing wood and bull tongue. Just as it begins to show
; the trees and let new budding-
stump W. G. Robinson of the firm of H.
above the surface bar off this ,won'tsuit
c it will be to rebud the trees (
necessary wood start out now the
new. Just
F. Dutton & Co. has returned from
," ;,- or to begin again and raise new stock. Mr. Naylor) with a four inch
". State is in a bad way, but she will Southwest Georgia and Middle Florida '
: It, will probably be eight before twister. If you are careful this will
years come out all right in the end. -Citi- which points he visited in the interest -
sift fresh dirt the
. : the crop of the season of 1893-94 enough to young
zen. of cotton seed. Mr.
, >; which was more than 5,000,000 boxes, < improved corn without covering it, and cover

< .:',., will.again be equalled. I control for Propagating Gua va Robinson informs us that the acreageof most of the middles. In a week or
, in the sections he visitedis
f :a:::: others 900 acres of orange groves, and Editor Farmer and Fruit-Grower: ten days turn on it with the same
v. and that
this than last
, it'':":,.r the damage to this property, from the In reading your paper I am led to larger year twister and just fill the previous fur-
the seed is of
plantad improved qual-
; loss of trees and from oranges frozen think many suppose guavas can be rows. Next plowing wrap it up witha

':.'.y: that had not been marketed, will be grown only from seed; but if they ity.-Gainesville Sun. fourteen inch sweep crosswise, and

" ;. $600,ooo. I also own about nine hun- have a tree of fine fruit and they will o run a five inch cultivator through the

:,:" dred acres and the loss from the same cut off some of the thrifty branches of ITALIAN middle. Crossplow with, the same

.:. causes will not be far from $500,000, well ripened wood, making cuttings of You're the loser unless BEES and then plant your peas between each
you keep bees to gather
'f making more than a million dollars' them about eight inches long, and put I be sweets of nature about check one way. Cut when it beginsto

damage to the property in which I 'them in rather moist ground, leaving I. LMeasuiit you. lleo and Keeplnir Profitable& III to either sex, In townor silk and tassel. Do this early in

have,an interest. two inches out, somewhat shaded, in I t).countrv M. dl2XKIN&co)Page!' Boo Book Wetuuipka free to all. Ala. the morning, if favorable, and let it


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

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

I :Price, $2'2'.00 per Ton, T ouj B. '

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*Ii! Correspondence Solicited. .

i wII.SO1 die TOOMER..
;: Bright Cotton Seed :Meal. 82O.OO per ton.
I, Dark Cotton Seed Meal, 16.5O per ton. THBS P R'rIi4xz R OUSg OF F ORIDA.I .
,l wilt in the sun till noon. If it threatens river bottoms of the North will make Diseases of Egg Plant. and excelling all others as a rank
!I. rain, shock up and bind tightly timothy ; probably not yielding as ,I Editor Farmer and Fruit Grower.A grower, a stock feed, and a soil reno- ;-
I around the top with corn, stalks. If heavily but finer and more nutritious. recent writer in Garden and For- ,vator. It is one of the wonders of
I favorable weather, turn the feeder and Mr. Editor, there are thousands and est mentions a new disease of eggplants horticultural botany that, of two peas
let it lie till late in the afternoon and thousands of acres of this kind of land which he calls "falling." It is almost identical to all appearancesthe
then shock and be sure to bind the in Florida, just as it came from the caused ,by a fungus, a species of py-- ([ Unknown and the Wonderful),
top, or, better, if you have good shel- hands of its Maker No doubt better thium (probably P. de Baryanum), one will grow a plant three or four
ter where you can stand it up and let for the decay of vegetation and mold which infests the propagating bed. It times as large, and yielding fully twiceas
it cure, do so. As little as the refuse that has been going on since its 'creation feeds on the soft tissues of the plant much seed as the other. It-must ,
stuff at the saw mills will cost,. it will (and that must have been from the near the ground and,soon causes it to be due to its superior power in con- ";'
pay anybody to, and, any body. can, beginning, for there is no evidencethat topple over. He says they.are testing densing and assimilating atmospheric y
make',one. With properly; preparedrack Florida was formed by an upheaval) corrosive sublimate (bichloride of mer- nitrogen. It grows so,rank and sappy
an immense amount can be haul- has made it all that man could desirein cury) as a remedy against this fungus.I that it is difficult to cure it into hay
ed at on.e. load. In cutting, do not beauty and fertility. Some of the do not see anything in this "fall- without losing a large proportion of its
I cut more than ,you can easily take care finest and loveliest lands mortal eyes ing" of egg plants different'' from whatwe leaves, for the smaller kinds are hard
of each day.If ever beheld. Why is it these landsare usually call "damping off." The enough to cure. But for a plant to
alfalfa would grow. here and pro- not occupied and utilized by making only remedy that I know of is to give shade quickly and effectually a large
duce even half the amount some claim them into fine plantations and plenty of light and. air and not have area of soil which would otherwise be ''t
for it, there would be no need for all grazing estates ? Not productive? the; seed bed too damp. sun-burned, there is nothing sueerior.It .
this work; but then,alfalfa will not do Soil too thin ? Unhealthy ? This winter has been a dull,one,-although is not so groveling as the Conch
it, and corn fodder will. The old planters of Florida knew we have not had much rain, pea in sending out its vines; the latter
The amount of hard and difficult better than this. Some of the finest and young egg plants "damped off" hug the ground so close that they'can
work, however, in this, will depend specimens of humanity, as robust, badly, especially where they were be gathered for forage purposes only -
altogether upon how much interest healthy and beautiful women and shaded., by pulling up the hills one at a time
p.nd pleaaure you take in doing it. If children were born and bred and dweltin I raised part of my plants under by hand. But the Wonderful can be ,
you manifest neither, it will be like these hammocks; and the soil upon muslin and part under glass. I had mown, unless-which is not necessary -
making bacon in Florida; you had bet- these old plantations, that lie scattered the best stand under muslin, but they -it is planted so wide as to force
ter not try it. You can though, if you about all over the State, that they cul- "damped off," there the worst, while the vines to become entirely recum ..
will, make it as pleasurable as you tivated was so productive that it took my plants under glass were comparatively bent. The closer it is planted the
read about the hay fields in old and six-mule teams, and a good many of free from this trouble and were smaller will be the stems, and the
New .England. them to haul the produce off. It will more stocky; yet some winters whenwe more available for stock feed.-Citizen.
Now Bermuda grass, like its twin do it again. have so many warm, sunshiny ...._._
sister blue grass in Kentucky and buffalo The trouble is, those who know days, thin muslin seems to do as wellas Mr. Joseph Bumby says his boys are _
grass on the plains, is one of the. about this have no money, and those glass, not needing so much atten- plowing up oranges in his grove that
most valuable, either for grazing or who have money either don't know or I had dropped on the soft ground and
hay. It,succeeds well in Florida when don't care. tion.I am more afraid of root 'knot and got covered up before the freeze and
well located, otherwise it is of little Talk about money awaiting invest the red spider than I am of plants have kept their juiciness and flavor un-
account, except to mend roadways.I I ments. Why, in these landsmillionsof damping off. By planting plenty of til now. This argues that people, when
have seen a great deal of grass in my acres of them and they don't need seed I can secure myself from the latter threatened with a blizzard, might save
lifetime and I am very sure the best any potash-there is the grandest trouble. I must have a seed bed their fruit by burying it in the ground,
piece, and the freshest green, and the opportunity for money, if it wasn't so of comparatively new ground to keep and save to the State many thousandsof
most of it, on a given space of groundI timid. free from the root knot, and if the dollars in a freeze like that of last
ever saw, was a piece of Bermuda i CHAS. ,V. CAMPBELL, SR. weather keeps dry after the plants are winter.-Orlando Reporter.
grass from six months planting of roots, Campobelto Plantation, Marion Co set in the field the red spider is almost ..
on a piece of damp hammock on Silver in his and
sure to put appearance
The Plant of Florida through
Spring Run. And as poor grass as N. B. After the peas are up plow System
then I have to use sulphur freely.
ever I saw is some of the same on high once and lay by. If the work has CHAS. KERR. Col. D. H. Elliot, its land agent, has
ham been well done in the and it applied for space at"the Cotton States
dry land; but near it, where the corn, Archer, Fla.
mock land is damp and has clay subsoil should be, one plowing is enough.Do and International Exposition on whichto
it shows for itself and makes as not thin the corn ; the fodder The Wonderful Pea. erect another building 120 feet
good if not better grazing than any will be better if grown thick. This pea has been advertised with square, in addition to the one already
blue grass, but won't make any better After the freezes last winter great great industry, but for once it may be planned, which is to be 100 feet
numbers of cattle died in consequenceof fairly said that an article which is.. square. The officials of the road say
hay.On dried greatly lauded by seedsmen or that one building will not be adequateto
the low damp lands of the Ock- grass being so completely up. nurs-I
lawaha and Withlacoochee Rivers it Raise plenty of fodder corn and thiswon't erymen comes up to the brag. appears house the magnificent exhibit which
to be well established as a : they intend bringing to Atlanta.Orange -
will and does; grow high enough to happen: again. sep-
make hay to as good advantage as the c. w. c. arate variety, distinct from all others, : City Times.

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due, no doubt, to their silver.laced pa-
Poultry.Edited rentage, the object of the breeder beingto ,
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breed out the dark feathers. I verily
by S. S. DeLANOY, Apopka, Fla.
believe this variety is proof against

I First Impressions. roup, at least none of mine ever haveit.
Editor Farmer and Fruit Grower: INDIAN GAMES. .
I I want to tell my experience with We got eggs of Buff Plymouth Rocks, Sharps and Imported. The best blood obtainable in the world. Can furnish Eggs from separate .
hens. We came to Florida last Feb- but they hatched chicks with blue noses, yards in one order.BLACK. .

ruary a year ago, and bought a grove, which seemed to be some constitutional LANGSHANS.
which I don't believe we would have disease, from which at last they died.
done had we not come until the February Will An exceedingly fine pen of exhibition birds. Have added fresh blood in the shape of thereat; I
tell what ailed
some one please us could buy from the breeders of the winners at Macon, Columbia, Kansas City and Madison Square
of the present year. My hus- them? Then I paid Louis C. Beatty, Gar en., New York.BLACK .
band said I might keep hens so I Washington, N. J.,'three dollars for
i would not get lonesome, and I thought eggs, which arrived from the express MINORCAS.
I would make my fortune with them, office entirely spoiled. Thus vanishedmy One yard only; headed by a shapely and beautifully plumaged male, the best we could buy
from one of New York's mou8 Breeders. Eggs limited.
but I have not as yet. IIi the first dream of Buff Plymouth Rocks.

place I knew nothing of hens and un- Then I tried Buff Leghorns; these did EGGS, PER SETTING, $2.00. TWO SETTINGS, $3.5O.

fortunately for me, I met with a very well the first year, but I thought Owing to the present condition of things in Florida we prepay the express at
"cracker" woman who shad hens to they were a singular breed of chickens Eggs from the three breeds in one older if you desire A copy of the best Poultry paper published
with each order as long as they last. Have your order booked ahead and avoid delays. Why Bend
sell, so I bought twelve. I did'ntknow in which it was impossible to distin- to Jerusalem or Halifax for eggs when as good can be obtained in Florida at less money.

what kind they were, but found guish the little pullets from the cock s. s. DeI.4MiJOY, PROP.
out afterward that they were the kind rels by their dress and language. Pres-
fife: *We guarantee Eggs to arrive in good condition.
that did'nt lay, being too ,old. So I ently they began to crow and fight, ,
killed one ,to see if we could eat them, when lo and behold! every egg those
but, oh dear, it was tough I boiledit two golden hens laid had hatched a thoroughly once a month during the will be apt to need something stronger

all one afternoon to have for dinner cock; Well, I took consolation in warm season with kerosene emulsion, when they grow 'up ; or if they are
and it was't done or anywhere near it, trading'the best of them to a dealer for and occasionally we dust well with simply wine-drinkers all their lives, I keep the rest, for I hav'nt pullets of other breeds, and for two lime. The fowls are healthy and profit- their sons or sons' sons, may require a
the courage'to' attack another. buff pullets of the same breed; but the able, ,and the eggs are dated and sold stronger drink. I don't suppose the'

That was my first experience, butas next year none of the eggs would hatchat under guarantee to be fresh, at a higher old cider-drinkers were injured by the
the old saying goes "experience all. What ails one of these hens price than our neigbors can get. The barrels they drank, and many of them

teaches fools" I feel that I have at now? She has been going on the nesta fowls are fed oats, corn, boiled sweet wonder to-day, why their sons and

least had one lesson and now I get year, and coming off to cackle, yet potatoes and bran mush principally. grandsons like something stronger;
along very much better in the hen I she does not lay. They are only confined till noon every for are not the sins of the fathers vis-

business. U. M. E. I A couple of buff Brahmas originatedon day and in summer have only two ited upon their children even to the

Altamonte Springs, Fla. the place from the Luhrsen strainof meals. Brooding hens are set in coops third generation ?
light Brahma. Would they be of close to our own house and the families S. M. A.
I' Buff Chickens. any value ? We have not yet succeeded -' taken care of until the chicks are Orange City, Fla.FLORIDA .
, Editor Farmer and Fruit-Grower : Jn raising a male like'them. large enough to rough it among the
!II So,few others accept Mr. D's invitation All buff chickens, however, 'have flock. The chicks are fed rice, raw. REAL ESTATE&
I to write articles for'the poultry one drawback ; hawks are too fond of or broken, with sweet milk and noth-
column, that T am tempted to write them. They will pick one buff chicken ing else. They have a free run on Wanted in Exchange for Unencum-
some foolishness every week and tire out of a whole flock of dark ones. Bermuda grass and are never sick. beredMASSACHUSETTS .

:! out, the people, but, fortunately for It is agony to see one of the great We hatch them all through the hottest EOTTABE LOTS
:! 'them, I never have ,time to write. hateful terrors flying away with a summer time without trouble. The

i Being a natural lover of birds and bright little golden ball shining in the coops are sprayed and have no floors. at $100 Each.
; fowls, in childhood I associated them_ sunlight and crying as it goes. All We move them around to fresh places
I with the angels seen -pictured with the commotion that can be raised does when needed. S. F. .

I wings, and my idea of 'an earthly not cause the hawk to drop his prize. .. Near Station and Bathing Beach

I paradise was an orchard surrounded Old Mr. Gadder passing by, tells downtown That Orange Wine. .

by flowers, and inhabited with feath- "them people out there's all, For Our Rural Home: -
ered creatures. No freezes, hunters, clean I 'em CHAPIN FARM AGENCY
gone crazy. seen jump'in May I say a word about wine and ,
: hawks, nor razorbacks, then arose to straight up an' down an' bellerin." wine making ? 3-23-tf St. Augustine, Fla.
dispel the bright dream: Presently old Mrs. Tellall comes and I don't think there was much made

I We have quite a village of chickensand sits away an afternoon of our precioustime from frozen oranges, and do not believe ETCH CHICKENS BY STEAMWITH
turkeys, with a police guard of waiting for further evidences of it would be good if it was made.I THE MODEL
martins to protect them from hawks. insanity. do not altogether condemn wine EXCELSIOR INCUBATOR.
I Buff chicks being the prettiest, I have .. Miss B. certain times when the rt..- 4:_ ,, Thommndl'l In Sue-
drinking ; at It "'''':*; .ilI'; ccssful Operation.
tried, them all and succeeded best If the buff Brahmas true of is run I ... ,,rr.. I. SIMPLE PERFECT andSELF.REGULATIArG.
are sports, system an elderly person .. :- 'I'::' .
with the Buff Wyandotte. These area with the proper color, we should say down, a little wine may be good, or in ; jf -:, ''II" Gunrnntcecltohatcha far er percentage of

little delicate in babyhood, but good they were of value; being pure, we some cafes of illness a stimulant will Lowest priced than fertile/any eggs other,at less Incubator.cost,
care and a variety of food will bring should prefer them to those containing sometimes tide people over a time Hatoher First class made. ? iSend6c.Circulars Illus.Oatalog.Free. .
them through 'their infancy in safety, Cochin blood to obtain until nature can rally and do her work GEO. U.!'IT Aln..114to 122 S.6th tjt..Qulncy.III.
after :which they are as hardy as the color.S.. S. D.Profitable again. But to make wine for a drinkin
Plymouth, Rock and lay as many eggs, -- ..--
the family, I think is dangerous.If 1 ijEW p E tiiiT lit-Utiu.:
if not more. If any hatch during a Fowls. boys drink wine when young they AND GUIDE to Poultry Baiiers for 1835.
cold I them and Editor Farmer'Fruit-Grower. Contains over ISO fine illustrations showing
or rainy spell, put a j photo of the largest hennery in the
their mother in a box and keep themin After eight years of experience in west.euro remedies Given 1 best nnd plans recipes for for poultry all diseases houses,,
the kitchen for a while, regardlessof Florida we think that our poultry yardis also valuable information on the kitchen
m ; and flower cordon:: sent for only 10 cents
the opinion of good housekeepers, the best paying thing on the place. John BauBCher, Jr.,P.0. Bet 31 Freeport, Ill.

and of that nightmare of the over- Our fowls number about fifty, and are }<'romthetlneMtfowlslnthe ( .
worked woman, viz: people with visit- White Leghorns and some PlymouthRock EGGS west,at prices that
ing propensities. hens for setting. No PlymouthRock ,y,;\...\Ii"."'.....'. .'.".............."...........'.. ..,.... I ('roo \ Before buying,do not fail to get our
: My first trio of Buff Wyandottes came rooster is allowed The yard is GO AWAY FROM HOME %f. contains finely illustrated iO, page catalogue. It
recipes and much
all the ,way from Iowa. These were, close to a spring, and water runs TO HEAR THE NEWS. I', ", information you should have, prices,
I etc. l'obtlJl id only 5 cents.
I the driver said "a great 'miration to through one corner of it. The houseis
Last fall a wealthy New Yorker gave one flowers&Barr, Hex g 3 Dakota llLTHE
I the people at the depot." Applications of boards with shingle roof, two of our salesmen an order for several miles of
windows covered with lattice one door park fence for his game preserve In the Adi- IMP O
market of
for eggs (at price 'rondacks. When asked how he came to do this
twenty cents, per dozen) came in at with lock and key, and a small open- without having seen the fence, he replied: "I EDVICTOR
once. They were a clear Cochin buff, ing for the fowls. In the floor is an met Europo my and friend asked Rutherford what fence Stuyvesant ho used on In ====a- .

solid to the hilt at first, but upon feath- opening 2 feet by i, through which lIe Tranqulllty answered 'Page Stock Woven Farms Wire In New exclusively'Jersey. .. INCUBATOR
ering that fall one of the pullets showed the droppings are swept into a box 'and assured me it was all the Co.claimed for :".::' ..Absolutely I Hatches Chickens clf-re by ulntlna.Steam.
'it. The Adirondack fence stretched on trees, 11 tj I <<
some dark pencilings. An occasionalone under the house. We have succeededin proved so satisfactory that the owner wants Cuta- I I' i and The cheapest simplest flrst-claes, most reliable.
of the progeny has a small single freeing our fowls entirely from ver- 18 miles more. logue In tho market.)Circulars free
comb, and a few show dark spangles; min by spraying the house and nests PAGE WOVEN WIRE FENCE CO.,Adrian,Mich. 4 cento" GEO. UlTEL&;CO., Qulncj UU

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Our Rural Home. Among Our Home Folks. To '

A new correspondent writes of her Orange-Growers.

and failures in flowers. .
Edited by MINNIE GILMORE MILLS, successes

'. ... St. Thomas Fla. Some one says old fashioned flowersare The largest crop and best grade of fruit can only be obtainedby
...., .
like old friends, so dear to us; andI
The Artist's- Defeat. believe it is true. But, my dear using fertilizers containing

Mrs. D., we have so many compensa-
tions among the flowers of Florida, Not Less than iao/0 Actual Potash.Ka0)
that 'tis world of ( )
I grieve-I grieve a
for those we miss that grew in our old

For discontent sadness, sits heavy on my heart, homes, we surely can supply their This is equally true of pine-apples and other tropical fruits.
And life, which has been full, at times, of places; at least we can give to them

gladness, the attention we used to love to be-
Now a shadow o'er its brightest Our books on Potash are sent free. They will colt you nothing to read, and will save
wears stow on the plants that alongour
you dollars. GERMAN KALI WORKS, 93 Nassau Street, New York. '
part; visionOf garden walks, the vines that
My spirit looks upon the fading
hopes that wore a halo, until now, climbed upon and into our windows, JOHN L. MARVIN, .
A phantom beauty with a cold derision, just as when our dear ones drop from President.H. .
.. Painted all plainly on her lips and brow. our sight, we cling the more tenderlyto Cashier. Assistant Cashier.

I Fair hopes-fair hopes whose smiles so those who stay with us on this CAPITAI1 $100,000.

softly o'er me, earthly shore, though loving none the
Like light reflected from an angel's less the memory of our departed ones. '
t wings, All the amaryllis family, the crinums
For soothingly,and passing on before me zephyranthers do-well in Floridaall ,,,
I. Won me to strive for higher, nobler JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA,
things-- so-called lilies. Yet it seems manyof

f Flying too swiftly, they have left me the true lilies do not feel so much at cspeetfally solicits you Deposits, Collections and Genera

: gazing .I home. I do not know why fleur-de-lis Banking Business.CORRESPONDENCE .
Into the empty midnight of despair; should not flourish, as the iris family .
: And like a sprite of darkness heav'nwardrising INVITED.
do well
I seems, as a general thing, ,

: The soul sinks, back'to earth, to grovel at least so far as my observation goes. DIR O'i ORd9 t

there. You were more fortunate than othersto John L. Marvin, A. B. Campbell, Chas. Marvin, !
have even one tulip. They are suit- H. T. Baya, T. W. Roby, Judge R. B. Archibald,
Pale beauty-beauty in her robes of ed to a colder climate, as most of the Judge E. M. Randall. C. B. Rogers, W. M. Davidson,
splendor, Dr' H. Robinson. John E. Hartrldge.
Came forth forth as proudly as the Kingof Dutch bulbs are. But I fancy if we

day; had known last fall what was in store

I i She sits upon her throne, with looks half for us during the winter, lovers of tulips SAVINGS AND TRUST BANK
J tender,
and hyacinths daffodils etc.
whom always obey;
A men
J mockery,
have had their favorites in abun-
Now dazzling us with most reproachful might .OF FLtORIDA,
j' glances, dance. I have even wondered crocuses JACKSONVILLE.

And-winning in her very coldness,too- and snow drops and lilies-of-the- CAPITAL "
I knelt'efore this creature of men's fancies ,
valley would not have made an appear-

\1 to find her all ance early this spring if,they had been H. ROBINSON, President. W. J. HARKISHEOIER,Vice-Pre. I
With frenzied ,
untrue: planted last fall. I am too much of a J JDIR"ECTORS

\" beginner myself to be sure of this, but !
I Flitting and.flitting: oft before my vision, the weather has been all these Northern :
White winged and radiant in robes of. H. ROBINSON, J. HILDEBRANDT, P. E. MCMURRAY,
flowers that love the coulddesire.
I' Then comes a strange, still form, as if on J. A. HENDERSON, C. C. ROBERTSON, W. B. OWEN.

missionOf Readers of OUR RURAL HOME will Collections made on all points of Florida,and Remitted for on day of Pay-

, love, to wand'ring spirits of the be glad to hear from you again, Mrs. ment. Active and Savings Accounts Solicited. Interest Paid on
night Savings.
; D. Leaves from the book of
l I wait, I wait, and almost cease my your
j breathing, experience must be well worth reading, \

My struggling soul to meet its angel so we welcome you among our Home FLORIDA FRUIT EXCHANGE.

, tries- folks, and trust you will come often.
: But with a smile her spirit lips enwreath-. .
We are not the only ones to whom .

I Raising ing, her white transparent head, misfortunes come not singly. A ladyin An Incorporated Home Association AUTHORIZED for marketing Florida Fruit to the
: best advantage. $300,000.
' she flies. I Texas writes that twice this year, BOX MATERIAL-The Exchange is fully prepared to supply boxes and paper on
her garden, two acres, vegetables and order. Write for price list and terms.
I gaze, I gaze, and catch a glimpse of -: OFFICERS :-
all has been ruined small brown
glory, by GEO. R. FAIRBANKS, President. D. GREENLEAF, Vice-President.
back with grasshoppers, never seen there before. ALBERT M. IVES Gen'l Mgr. and Treas. ,M. P. TURNER* 0UU 1C' liClTY; .
the swing
, pearl-gates
DIRECTORS-Geo.k Fairbanks, Alachua Co.; E.G. Hill Bradford Co.: Dr. E. E. Pratt
music sweet, This correspondent would like bulbsof Hillsboro Co.; John Fabyan, Lake Co.: Hy Crutcher Orange do.; D Greenleaf, Duval; CO.;
And fairer than the fairest realms of story, amaryllis and other Florida plantsin J. D. Mead, Duval Co.; A. Brady Brevard Co.: F. G. Sampson, Marion C00: C. V. Hillyer,
forth that world where sinless Marion Co.; John M. Bryan Osceola Co.; W. E. Stanton, Putnam Co.; .M. 8. Moreman St.
Beams exchange for fine flowers of her own Johns Co.; C. F. A. Bielby, Volusia Co.; Irving Keck, Polk Co.
spirits meet ; will Address! correspondence to the Florida Fruit Exchange,Jacksonville, Fla Stencils,
I send her address
slumber raising. to and shipping instructions furnished on application.
Away, away my drowsy flinging with full packing
any who have bulbs, etc.,to exchange.She .
I spring to grasp the splendor of the writes of her success with bego-

scene, nias and geraniums, says the'latter do JOHN CLARK, SON & CO.
When, lo! the gates close with a solemn. not need' very rich soil. A Madame ,

My ringing hungry soul is dashed 'to earth Salory has been growing in pure sand; Grocers and Commission MerchantsDEALERS

again.. they do not need strong< sunshine or
much' wind.
On, on, the tide of life is madly rushing,
The leaf sent me Mrs. F. is not
And I still reaching for the dim ideal a
Grain Wines
Coal Hay Liquors
While dark unsightly masses 'round. me cereus, but, if I can judge by one so i ,

crushing! small, a Phyllocactus, probably P. lati- Cigars Tobacco Etfc.PR .
Bury me down among the cold, stern frons. .I have had very beautiful and

real; thrifty ones among my cacti, but alas 1 k' J"aol sorl.yi1Ie Florida. "" <..'t '
the ; :
from turbid ;
Unshapen fragments ..
'' L
river the blizzard of last winter left them all "

And strewn so thickly in my onward limp and lifeless. IOE- LIST OF WHISKIES: '

way, This was a private letter, but we .MANONGAHELA RYE.$1 50 CABINET.BOURBON..., .............. ..$600
That scorning life, let me not scorn the would welcome our Texas friend PARKER...... .................. ........... 175 J. MARTIN RYE.............................. 3 oo
GiverI ORANGE VALLEY........................ :a 00 VIRGINIA GLADES.,,....................... 4 00
among our home folks and flower SPRING VALLEY. :a 50 OLD BOURBON...............,.... ..'... 500
reel and sink,amid the mire and clay.St. lovers. ED., O. R. H. BALTIMORE CORN. a: 00 KENTUCKY SOUR MASH. ............... 5 oo
Thomas, Florida. NORTH CAROLINA CORN.. ........ s: 50 OLD BAKER........ .................,....- 5 oo
.-.- CLIFTON 300 MONTROSE VELVET RYE.................. 6 oo

Hon.: Frank Jones, of Tavares, The Sydney settlement in Hills- JUGS EXTRA: One gallon, 2505; two gallon, soc; three gallon, 75C. Remit by post-office
money order, check or registered letter. We cannot ship C. O. D. Remit with order.A .
will fill out his grove with orange, borough county, up to Wednesdayhad complete price-list of Groceries, and Wine List, sent free on application. _
lemon and grape fruit trees, to make realized this'season, $3,479.20 on
200 acres. strawberries. JOHN CLARK, SON & CO.


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Vines, Their Use and Abuse. They the were boards dry to and which as well vines preservedas % HAM MAR Costs LESS than "Cheap" Paint or S. P, White Lead. ;::;
"Adam no clung.
Fver since when
days Write for Book on Painting and Color Card, NRI I If
and Eve in a garden dwelt"-and, by There may be climbing plants that are IIA I NT not on sale in your town we will quote price delivered,
freight prepaid and send written for five
injurious but the ones guarantee years.
; we ordinarilygrow
the way, there was so little preparatory F. HAM MAR PAINT CO. SPRUCE ST., ST. LOUIS MO.
work to be done, that they had to beautify our Florida homesare
leisure to look about and admire-I not.

I suppose every one of Eve's daughters Yet, there is room for discriminationin Orange Trees !ILemon

has had a horror of snakes. Few are planting vines; some are far more

the modern Edens in which some sort suitable than others for house-decor-

I of creeping things are not sometimesto ating, and we generally make this discovery Trees !

be found..I after we have planted every variety -

mean this in a literal sense; figur within our power to get. Experience -

atively, I am optimistic enough to believe has taught me that some are
there is many an Eden where the I best relegated to out-of-the-way places.M. The Old Reliable Buckeye Nurseries.

"trail of the serpent" never is found, G. 'M. _
and there will be as long as this good Mantel << I have on hand the finest lot of stock I have ever grown of all the standard va
old world stands. rieties. I have a specially fine lot of Tardiff and Jaffa m two-year buds, from five
But it was not about the snakes I Our Rural Home. to seven feet high. I recognize the fact that it's hard times, and propose to sell at
intended writing, but about the beau- A mantel drapery, of denim of almost hard time prices. I make a specialty of the King Orange.

tiful vines, they sometimes get among; any color is very pretty with Write for prices.

and after all. perhaps I'd better have border in scroll design worked with M. E. GILLETT, Prop.,

said nothing about-reptiles, for thereare black Asiatic. rope-. silk- '2000.. .- -Thedesign Weirsdale, Fla.
may be outlined with gilt tin-
people who believe one may meeta
moccasin: or rattler at any momentin sel or gold colored Asiatic rope silk, the leaves are all covered with down transactions and financially able to carry

Florida. I think some actually feel if a more showy effect is desired. and they feel soft like velvet, but out any obligation made by their firm.

disappointed when they back to Finish the edge with' a row of black wait, when it has become of some size WEST & TRUAX,
and gold color crochet rings made of and covered with dew in the Wholesale Druggists, Toledo 0.
the land of blizzards without encount- WALDING, KINNAN & MARVIN,
ering a single venomous reptile, in all the same silk as the embroidery, or moonlight nights, then you will Wholesale Druggists, Toledo, O.

their winter's sojourn in this State. Victoria crochet silk may be used.A see one of the handsomest of leaf- Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally,

chain of the crochet rings serves to plants. What is it ? Oh, yes, verbas- acting directly upon the blood and mucous -
For the benefit of the timid, let me hold the drapery ''where it is caughtup cum thapsus but commonly called surfaces of the system. Price 75c.
state, that during a residence of near- near the ends. mullein. per bottle. Sold by all Druggists. Testi-
ly ten I have not seen more monials free. .
years The drapery should be twelve Again here is a good spot for a ,
than half a dozen poisonous snakes
inches than the mantel and
longer clump of silver-leaved hair-mint thatis
and not one of them among my vines. '
inches wider which is %
eighteen sufficient so beautiful in some of the
For Our Rural Home.
The harmless black snake seems to
I to cover the mantel and drape piney woods. And here is still another
TOMATO SOUP.-Four good-sized toma-
like to live around the house, and
sometimes will be found under the gracefully. spot wherein to set a clump of life- tos, (or a pint of canned ones) put in
TRIANGULAR CASE. everlasting, a plant that is plentiful in boiling water, slip off the skins, slice and
house, or among honeysuckles or boil minutes until cooked intoa
old fields. The mullein should be twenty or
flowering-bean vines, but this snake is Cut a triangular piece of pasteboard soft mass; season with salt and pepper
I as good as a'cat to keep rats and mice measuring eight or nine incheson placed on a high spot' and the other and a teaspoonful of sugar, if liked.

,II I off the premises, so we can afford to each side. Find the middle of two should have their tops pinched off When they begin to boil stir in a tea-
1 '
; : forgive him for being I a snake. They each side and draw a line from one 'occasionaily to keep them in shape. spoonful of soda. (Add a generous pieceof ?
Give these ''handsome butter,then a quart of sweet milk-<
. side to the next and common though
so on forming a
seldom come into the house they ,
; the butter be dispensed with if the
little attention and I think may
I wait for their prey outside, though I small triangle. With a sharp knife plants milk is rich-it must not be skimmed.Let .
i have seen one chase a rat into and cut half 'through the, pasteboard on you will 'not regret having them in it come to the boiling.point and pour

i through the house, and I would mach the lines. Half way' between the the flower garden. immediately into a tureen; into which

, sooner harbor the snake than the rat. lines and the points of the pasteboard, JULIUS SCHNADELBACH.Grand half a dozen crackers are laid. The
crackers be broken into
the if
Ala. may soup,
A,great deal has been written about draw other lines across the points, Bay preferred, before pouring out.

vines being thus infested, as well as but on the other side of the paste- Mr. S's contribution to the flower
concerning the effect the house it- board. Cut these the same as the FISH SAL'ADs.Shr'd'arefully cold
on garden of Our Rural Home is
first very boiled or baked fish (either fresh or salt
Cut each of dark
self-a great deal of nonsense. ones. one piece welcome, and well worth consideration. fish) picking out bones. Take an equal

For nine years I ,lived in a "vine- blue and cream color silk a seam Many a worthless weed is quantity of cold boiled potatoes and one

clad cot," at least, I had them as soon larger than the pasteboard. Seam found, on close examination, to be a onion; chop fine; mix with the fish thor-
them together on two sides, slip in the oughly. Make a dressing of a teaspoon-
as they could be grown. They may pasteboard previously covered with a really exquisite flower, its dainty ful of flour, half teaspoonof salt, (if the

be too thick, certainly ; they, no of and the remain- corolla and delicate coloring rivaling.I fish was a salt one, use less), half tea-
doubt prevent the free passage of air layer wadding sew the hot-house exotics that were not spoon of pepper, (or less), tablespoonfulof

beneath the floor, which is thought to ing edges together. Finish the edge "born to blush unseen." Mullein, butter and a cup of vinegar, boil all
with a gold color Asiatic couchingcord. together and over the salad.
be' so necessary, when .the vines are such as we used to see in every fence pour
Bend at the cut lines and fast-
allowed straggle about at their own corner along the highway, has medi- ANOTIIER.-Cold fish, pick out the
the of the
will, lying on the ground and takingroot en corners case baby cinal uses, I believe ; but still would bones and chopwith an equal quantity of
ribbon or couching cord. The sidesof boiled potatoes, an onion, (or this
here and there, as honeysuckles, not be out of place in the wild-flower may
the and of the omitted and three hard boiled
the be
case turne )
top eggs-
wistarias, and many other vines do. bed if one could find it here. I have
back points be decorated with a the white only. Make a sauce as above,
They should be kept pruned to some may never seen it in Florida, though thereis mixing the hard yolks of the eggs
little distance from the ground, and tiny spray painted, or a group of three a closely allied plant growing in smoothly and adding to the boiling vine-"

securely fastened by means of staples, crochet rings, gold color for the sides abundance here in the spring. The gar. Use olive oil, if preferred to but-

wires, or in some other way ; and di- and one blue one for each point, i second plant, silver-leaved mint, mentioned ter.
tacked after the is made. The
rected in their growth, before they be- on case i by Mr. S. I'' know nothing of, PICKLED EGGS.-Boil half a dozen eggs

come unruly, as the most of them do sprays may be embroidered before the and "life-everlasting] ," is it the plantwe until hard, drop into cold water, break
case is sewed together, using Asiatic and peel off the shell carefully, then drop,
if long left to themselves. We have children loved, I wonder ? If so,
filo in natural colors. Golden rod into cold vinegar. If beet juice is addedto
found that the in- it is not found so plentiful in "old
never cottage was for the outside and forget-me nots for the vinegar, it will give them a beau-
jured by these climbers, neither roof fields" here-in fact, I have never tiful pink hue. A dishof pickled eggs is
the points. The case may be used for addition to the 'breakfast table.
nor walls. Having an argument on seen it here. Please come oftener, quite an
trinkets or making a netting of the
the I tore by Mr. S. The help of the stronger sex
subject once, away a square silk MILK PUDDING.-One quart of sweet
cord the
or couching across
yard or more of vines on the north side top, is of the greatest importance in both milk, stir smoothly into a little of this
of the house, where the sun seldom it makes a very pretty hair-pin,holder. home and garden.-ED. O. R. H.How's cold milk five or six tablespoonfuls of

touched ,and I proved my assertions.For Filled with bon-bons it is a dainty .* flour and a pinch of salt. When the remainder -
gift. ZOE RYMAN. of the milk boils, stir in the wet
the boards had been This I
years completely *-.-.. --- flour; sweeten. taste; boil ten minutes
covered with evergreen vines, A Contribution to that Flower We offer One Hudred Dollars Rewardfor longer and set away to cool. .When cold
and to my own surprise, I admit, as Garden. any case of Catarrh that cannot be add the well beaten yolks of six eggs,

well as that of my friend, who had in- To The Editor of Rural Home : cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure.F. then the whites that have been beaten toa
sisted I would find the boards halfrotten Let me help to plant somethingalso J. CHENEY& CO., stiff foam. Beat all together until it is'
Props, Toledo, 0. even and light. Bake half an hour in a
we could not detect any differ- in the flower garden that you are We the undersigned, have known F.J. buttered pan; serve hot with a rich sauce.

ence, as soon as a few withered leaves getting ready. First, let me plant Cheney for the last 15 years, and believe Will some of O. R. H. folks try this

and cobwebs were brushed away. this handsome leaf-plant; you see that him perfectly honorable in all business


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On the morning of the 7th of May, county, where many twenty-year-old a few years, then get him pardoned: or
Florida Farmer and Fruit Grower the Secretary and Executive Committee seedlings were killed an inch under let him get away from the phosphate .

of the State Horticultural Societywill ground mines and he will come back again,

TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION open headquarters at the Placide In a few years the rain and the rot, commit some other crime and then

For One Year .............e.................'2- Hotel opposite the Board of Trade the axe, the "sawyer" and the tooth of they can have another chance at him
For Six: Months......... .........II... ..... i-o ,
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In Foreign Countries ...............e....... 3.00 Rooms (the place of meeting), where time will brush all these frozen trees and another grab at the county
HySubscriptions in all cases cash in information, badges, programs, etc., away like dead flies. Their ghosts will treasury.Let I
advance. No discount allowed on one's can be had. not linger long to disturb the serenityof us do away..with these arbitrary !
own subscription(except in a club), but to ourselves and our successors. challenges. Let us provide that here-. I

all agents a liberal all cash commission obtainedby will It is useless to say that land which Paraphrasing an old saying, we may after trials at law shall be like modern !
be allowed
them. Write on for terms. will grow good Florida oranges, the remark that fools plant orange groves wars, short, sharp and decisive. i
To every new subscriber we will send, best on the continent, will not prQ- and wise men raise the f Iruit.. We do Let us elect our judges, justices and I
postpaid, a copy of Whitner's "Gardening duce any other profitable money crop. not wonder that wise and solid busi, county; commissioners at a special elec- I
in Florida." For two new sub- Melons and peaches ask no better ness men like Brother Painter get discouraged tion, where partizanship is not thought :

scribers, at $2.00 of each Moore's, we will"Orange send, chance than that. One of the most but there are plenty of hopeful of. And then I feel sure that the mur- :
postpaid a
Culture." copy hopeless spots in California, outsideof people left in the United States derer will feel the rope in a.month after -

Rates of advertising on application. the deserts, was Lodi,a poor sandy who will plant orange groves in abun- he has deserved its application.Then .
Remittances should be made by check, locality, until it was discovered to be dance if they only get half a chance. our sheriff will have but few:
postal note money order or registeredletter fitted for growing watermelons for the Annually there are thousands and boarders, and those will be "tran- !
to order of
manufacture of sugar. tens of thousands of people on this sients." Instead of sending the i
:FARMER AND :FRUIT GROWER. great continent who must or do come minor criminals to the mines, let them i
Jacksonville, Fla.
Mr. Agnew, of the suspended First here for health and pleasure. The he set at work on the county roads. I
National Bank of Ocala, says his bank : same untoward blizzard which occa- M. CHESEBRO. ;

NOTICE was swamped as the result of a run sionally brings us from Manitoba the Flummers, Fla."Moonshiner". .

started by a system of organized and doom of countless young trees, brings is word having a

If you receive a copy of this malignant lying all through that part also the hectic flush, the pallid face, new application in Florida. It is ap

paper which you did not order, of the Stat It is necessary to judge the cough which make the sufferer plied to solicitors who go out by night
consider it an invitation to sub- leniently the utterances of a fallen fie turn his eyes to this Mecca of the in-. and collect the strawberry crops which

scribe. If you do not want it, nancier, and this one must be taken valid. These sad but hopeful armies, were mortgaged to other men for,fertilizer -
kindly hand it to a neighbor. with a grain of salt. Anyhow the which will continue to come and return and other supplies.

bank made ,a gallant fight, paying out in an unending succession as longas .
CONTENTS: $117,000 in cash in seven days beforeit' the continent endures, will plant In the pear orchards around herewe

fell. It is quite possible that those oranges, they must plant oranges, because notice that many of the trees are
State ..... 274 who made the run, including the State I there are millions of acres where troubled with a kind of red lice which

Florida Will be Represented; Rural's Ram. Treasurer, were not wholly without I they can do nothing more profitableto get beneath the bark close to the
Dots from the Sand Hills.
bling Letter 275
The Orange Situation.; .......... .... ......... 276 support life while regaining health.If ground and injure the tree. A little' -
One Grower's Opinion; Propagating Guavas; fault.The annual of the every orange tree in the State was whitewash applied to the lower part
:. Orange Culture as a Business; Grass and eighth meeting dug up and burned and the ashes left of the trunk would help to eradicate :
Cowpeas .... 277 Florida State Horticultural Societywill the Marion Times. ',
I j in> the rain (which would be a great pest -
Wonderful Pea.. be held in. Jacksonville conven- ,
; Diseases of Egg Plant;The 278 ,
waste of potash the people of the
ULTRY-Pirst: Impressions; Buff Chickens; ing at the rooms of- the Board of ) Jacob Slough says his Florida Crawford -
United States would see to it that II
Profitable Fowls. 279 Trade, on Tuesday, the '7th of May, Early Cream, Angel and ,Bidwell's -'
OUR RURAL HOME-The Artist's Defeat; plenty more were planted.
Among Our Home 280 at 7:30: p. m., and continuing in session Late peach trees are full, of :

Vines, Their Use and Abuse; Mantel Dra- until noon on Friday following.The Law and Lawyers.Editor fruit. He has added some three
pery; A Contribution to That Flower Gar- associated railroads of the State Farmer and Fruit Grower: hundred trees to his peach orchard
den; Recipes........_. 281 will sell tickets at all stations, to mem- "So nice and subtle are those wire this season and will also put out about
The Orange Outlook; Law and Lawyers.... 282 bers of the society holding the secre- drawersOf one acre in strawberries next fall for

... 283 tary's certificate, on May 6th and 7th, equity and justice, common lawyers, spring shipment, in connection with
What Can be Done With a Dime..... 284 end but suit
for return until nth at Who never always prune a Messrs. Cowee and E. :
;', Weather and .. 286 good May To make it bear a greater store of fruit." 'DeGolyer.
r" ,. one cent per mile, actual travel. The N. Waldron's peach trees, we learn
' Weather in Jacksonville. various hotels have'announced special : [EPITAPH ON A LAWYER.] from Mr. Slough, are also full of fruit,

",, r!. r!. U'' I rates to members during the meeting. Here lies.John Straw, and we have hopes that our home
H .... bO s.Ehi Certificates of membership will be Forty years a man of law, market'will be fairly supplied with
. DATB. c4 P. cd U 0 w Who, when he died, the devil cried,
--00 -00 -::s -=a -=a f-4- mailed to any person remitting the re- 'John Straw, give us your paw.' this most delicious fruit.-Halifax I

April 23 ........64 76 112 6x 21 72 .o quisite fee of $i to A. H. Manville, I was one of thirty or forty men Journal. :
April24..66 70 83 64 19 74 .02 Glen St. Mary Florida. ..- i
April25..68 70 85 63 22 74 .13 secretary, subpoenaed as a juryman to serve on a
The will have
, Apr1126..65!! 69 76 63 13 70 .86 .. session of the circuit court in vegetable growers to
.....:..7o 09 77 66 II 72 .97 Jacksonville organize or quit, for the men who
r. April2S ....71 70 83 66 17 74 .0 The Orange Outlook. some months ago. After being
......... 68 take it nine months out of the
April 29. 77 65 22 71 1.10t. easy
The writer in the New York Trib- sworn and asked a number of'ques-
t.; Mean ........68 70 80 64 16 72 *3.03 une, from whose letter we make ex- tions it appeared that I did'not know year, step with in at harvest time and divide
: the they know
;, *Total rainfall. elsewhere is less about the of up grower;
tracts pessimisticthan anything case (a case mur- "
that beans must be'
gathered so they
.' .. E. R. DKMAIN, Observer. Mr. Painter of the Agriculturist, der.I) seldom read the daily papers ,
take of the
advantage and
; grower put
i' o
who thinks it will be and much 'interested in
twenty-five was never
i'j We have a letter for S. A. Miller the price up. 'Tis said on good authority -
before the will exceed of crimes. I
hearing or reading
\ orange crop
V ... who will please communicate with us. man in Tropic went
that of 1894-95. These writers who turned to go and was challenged" into his neighbor's field 'and offered
hold such dark views of the future of without cause. Such things happen so
in the
:, V Every orange grower State five cents advance to'his pickers. Of
; the orange industry in Florida all often, I suppose, as to provoke no
this year should secure quartsof course the laborer is on all such
peach seeds, plant and bud the commit the same error together; they comment. Now, my bill against the rackets.-Bapyan item in TitusvilleStar.
have after look at this question from the narrow county was $9.20, I'believe.I .
trees and: peaches year next. .
standpoint' of their own gloom and' have ever avoided jury duty, as I .

The oranges-of Florida this year will loss, and forget the vast ignorance, feel sure that the system badly needs The Florida Farm and Fireside, published -

.,, grow on the end of vines, and will be the easy forgetfulness and the irre- reconstruction. But as I was there it I at Lakeland, Fla., monthly, at

" ." chiefly of the ,Hastings Blood and Gi- pressible enthusiasm of the majorityof i seemed an outrage as well as.a foolish 50 cents a year, is a new aspirant for
... rardeau Navel varieties. The lemons the seventy million of inhabitantsof waste of money that I, without any public favor. In its opening editorialit

will be of the Early Murphy variety. the United States.It reason, was not allowed to serve. says it will be devoted to the agri-

i S is astonishing'and humiliating to Looking at the proceeding in that courtit cultural interests of Florida,," and then, I
The vegetable growers are findingout a peninsular observer to note how seemed to me that the meting of justice makes the extraordinary statement I

what the strawberry growers little the continent of North America was little thought of and that lawyers that, "having no competitor in the :

learned years ago-that it pays well misses the orange trees of Florida.An constables, witnesses, jurymen, State, we feel sure of filling a long felt
7 to ship their stuff "refrigerator cars. editor of one of the greatest agri- deputy sheriffs, were holding high car- want." This in the face of the fact I

This is especially true of vegetables cultural journals of this country a few nival in filling their pockets out of the that,there are, and have been, for ten

grown in hammocks or other low wet days ago wrote to us, calmly asking county treasury. Criminals seem to years or more, two such first class agricultural
lands. Where they are grown on dry what the prospect for this year's crop be these lawyers' stock in trade. They journals as'the Florida Farmer

-- pine lands refrigeration is not so es- of oranges is in a grove which he never wish to have any hanging done and Fruit Grower and the Florida
sential. contemplates purchasing in Bradford but send each one "up the road" for Agriculturist.Pabor Lake Pineapplep
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cabled to have 22,000 crates onions and a 'rHE

Markets.JACKSONVILLE sailing vessel is now overdue with 6,000(

FLA., May 3. crates BEETS., Under small offererin market FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF FLORIDA

FRUITS AND PRODUCE. has ruled firm and high for choice (tops ,

Corrected by Marx Bros. off). Some stock arrives with tops not J"ACI SONVILLE.The .
These are average quotations. Extra choice cut off and such generally more or less
lots fetch prices above top quotations, while poor poor and dragging. Shippers should cut Oldest National Bank in the State.This .
lots sell lower.
Oranges, Messina aoos.... 3 as tops off.CADnAGE..Florida. Bank, after twenty years of successful business, has just undergone a rigid special examination .
English Peas bu..... ...._.. 1.60 : has been in light by the United States Comptroller's Department,and has had its charter extended for an
Cow ras, ...._. 1.25 receipt and there has been an active demand other period of twenty years
11 Whippoorwill I 1.50Ie at 5.00 to 6.00 extra marks By conservative, yet liberal methods, this bank has achieved the highest reputation for solidity,
Red Ripper..........:.. .... 1.15, some strength and ability to meet all legitimate demands.We .
Black 2.00 higher. Not enough Charleston arrivingto invite a visit or correspondence, looking toward business relations, assuring you that your
Cocoanut. 3.50. establish quotations.. Imported dull favors shall at all times receive intelligent and careful attention.

Peanuts best %to.04 J4 and easy. JAMES M. SCHUMACHER, R. C. COOLEY
I beets apples, .. 2.50 5.50( CELERY.- Florida, New Orleans and President. Cashier.

I Potatoes, bbl. Burbanks..............'. 2.50 other Southern very scarce and nominal;;
... 2.40 choice would sell well at full prices. Safe Deposit Boxes For Rent.COMMISSION .
Early Rose, N. Y.seed...... 2.75;
Hebron. .' 2.75; Lettuce-Choice has met a good demand -
2.75 at steady prices but much of the DAVIDSON & co.,
Chili Red 2.75 stock is of ordinary quality and selling
Onions, Egyptian, 2 bu. sack 2.50
Eggs. __....___ .-. .18) slowly at low figures. MERCHANTS.
Onions-Old are held about steady ,
VEGETABLES AND POULTRY. when choice but few such and poor dragat
Corrected by Davis& Robinson. low and irregular figures. Bermuda HEADQUARTERS FOR FLORIDA FRUITS.

Yellow Yams, ..... to .75; weakened to 1.50 to 1.60 first of the week
.... .
Hubbard squash, bbl...... 3.00 and have held steady since. Havana
Lettuce, doz.,.....,............,.. ..15Celery. ; about done. Egyptian have been more 20 West Front Street, Cincinnati, Ohio.
..._. ..
sold well at the easier
but have
... plenty
EggPlants, bbl.. : 3.00
Tomatoes, crates ..........1.50 to 2.00 prices quoted.Peas.Savannah. PM'TVRGfIPENMSIYLVANIA.Somers : : : : : : .
Sweet Pepper,bu. none..............-.. 3.00 and Charleston have ,
Okra, bu, .......
commenced to arrive freely and Floridaare
Green Beans .75 ESTABLISHED'
; :Brother & Co.
........ .75 still plenty with some New Orleans 1876.
Turnips, bunch..........,. to .04 arriving. Monday Savannah and Charleston ,
Cucumbers, 2.00 to 240 sold at 5.00 to 6.00 per basket and
Pumpkins, to .15; Fruits and Produce.Commission
, Kershaws, ...... loto .15 Savannah crates 3.50 to 4,50 but prices Merchants. .
I Parsley,per doz. bunches........... .20 have eased off daily, 4.00 ruling high
Carrots,Fla., per doz.bunches........ 25 to .30 Thursday for baskets and Friday under Refer to Banks, Mercantile: Agencies and the business community of Western Pennsylvania.
Green onions, per doz. bunches....... .20 for Market Reports, special references to regular shippers, shipping' stencils, stamps,etc., furnished -
Pepper,hot bushel, 1.50 to 2.00 free receipts 3.50 became extreme free on application. INQUIRIES AND CORRESPONDENCE INVITED.
Sage, well cured, .loto. 15 Charleston or Savannah, latter generally
Beans, shelled,qt, none .. .
Lima '- basket while Florida and New
Hens........ __...._....?....30 to .35 3.00 per COMPLETE,
Roosters... *-...*...........-..-_..... -... .25 Orleans were neglected and very low. I 1-7 SPRAYING OUTFIT EXPRESS $5.5O
I Broilers...................25 to .30 Today receipts were light, but market PAID FOR
Turkeys, per pound,gross.............. .12 to .14 further declined. Charleston selling ,' Automatic Mixer. Barrel Attachment.
TH ,, : :
I Ducks...._::......,-- to 40 D ft ft i : by the leading EntomollUUU -
: Geese.....r........... .40 mainly 2.75 per basket. 60 III UoCi.Endorsed A valuable illus
New Beets per i.ooto 1.25; Radishes have arrived very freely and D R J"MAKES 3 COMPLETE trated Book (worth 5.00)) given to each purchaser.
Watercress, per ..35; prices have ruled low and uncertain with D I "' ,_ Satisfaction Guaranteed, or Money Refunded
Cauliflower 2.5010300 #: III.G'atalosiieandTreatise Sprnybllr,Free.
stock about unsalable. "Ir-"h BRASS MACHINES Our areinakinj! from .
New Potatoes, 3.00 poor Agents !j85 to 82Operday.For
I Florida Cabbage, .8 to 12 Sring Beans-The supply has not been .lf1'" E?';"/ particulars and P. LEWIS MFC. CO.,
\! y SPRAY 10 ACRES: PER: DAY. termsaddress Box id Catsklll,N.Y.
I .08
sold well
Strawberries heavy and offerings have
..... to very
Fla. 100 15 20
per for and -
to 2.50
,:, Blackberries, .08 at steady prices-2.00 wax
I'' 1.25 to 2.75 for green until Friday when Bradley Redfltld. Eugene B. Redfield.
, I I market weakened to 1.00 to 1.50 for green METAL _
New York Vegetable Market. and 1.50 to 2.00 for wax. ESTABLISHED 1871.

,I Strawberries have arrived moderately, Squash-Prime scarce and firm at the WHEELS *
I and have met an active demand at high high figures quoted but poor not wanted' for yourWAGONS ,
prices when of desirable quality. Florida Tomatoes have been in light supply

refrigerators have sold at 30 to 35c, some and fancy wanted at extreme pricespossibly Commission MerchantsAND

of the best at 40c, with open crates.generally 7.00 to 8.00 per carrier, but few -
size want,20
at 25 to 30c, occasionally 34c, and have been good enough to exceed 5.00 to to Any 66 in.high.yon Tires 1 -

when poor, as some,both in ice boxes and 6.00 and ordinary range lower. to 8 wide-hubs to -j'
crates, have been, 15 to 20c has had to be Beets-Fla. per crate, 2.00 to 3.00 ; Ber- fit any axle. times Saves in Fruit Auctioneers
muda crate 2.25 to 2.75 Cabbage imported Cost many
i accepted. Charleston Hoffman Seedlingssold per ; a season to have set ,
early in the week up to 70 and 75c, per 100, 8.00 to 10.00; Fla., new, of low wheels to fit

i but toward the close 60 to 65c has been per bbl-crate 5.00 to 7.00; new per bbl. your wagon for hauling 141 Dock Street, Philadelphia, Pa.

I'' difficult to exceed, with prices ranging 6.00 to 7.00; Cucumbers N. 0. per 100 .75 bogs grain,&fodder 0. No resetting manure of !_ _

down to 30 and 35c for green and poor, to 1.25; Lettuce New Orleans, per bbl. tires. Oatl'g free. Address _,- either We handle at private all kinds sale (which of Fruits has and heretofore Vegetables been,

and some even lower. Today 50c became 3.00 to 5.00Norfolk; per basket .50 to 1.00; EMPIRE. MFG. CO., our custom) or by the auction system (recently
the outside for fancy. Ch'n per basket 75 to 1.25; Fla. per bbl Quincy, 111 added to our business) as you may desire.

Potatoes. bask. .75 to 2.00; Onions Havana per crate
1.25 to 1.40 Bermuda per cratel.50 to 1.60;
for the week Great Britain ;
Egyptian 110 lb bag 1.50 to 1.65;
bags Continent, bags; Bermuda per
2,557 ;
bsk. 2.50
basket 2.75 Save Produce SoldI
Ch'n per ; per
barrels Havana 32 barrels. .
3,705 ; .
to 2.75, Save per. crate 2.00 to 2.25; Fla. JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA.FLiORIDA
The demand for potatoes has been mod- box 1.00. I and paid for quick,is the way our ship
N. 0
erate and scarcely equal to offerings, and per crate, .75 to2.00; per 'ipera of Fruits and Vegetables like it; ana
40 without
our years'experience defaulting a
the market has ruled weak and in buyers'favor. I dollar is guaranty both of ability and stabil
Ity. Any bank or) merchant using mercantile

Bermuda met a good outlet from 7.00 I,reports As we can never tell buy our standing.we never have goods of I

to 8.00 for prime to fancy, with other W. La DOUCLAS LANDS our own for the best prices, leaving that ol'
)growers for second place. We want more
Florida have
grades lower in proportion. '>> IS THE BEST. consignments for increasing trade. AFTER
commenced to arrive and are meeting an tJoj1 'S MOE FIT FOR AKINQ.: ''INQUIRING AS TO OUR STANDING
active demand at full prices when showing .i," $ 5. CORDOVAN, AND YOU MAY LIKE OUR '
i/r .
good quality, but many are poorly iif/fit:/ ."., FRENCH 4ENAMELLED CALF. ORANGES I METHODS BEST. ,

led and such work out slowly. Sweet ;(Uf!i.:,. t1i;\:; [4.3.sp FINE C ALf&K ANGARD!!. cards Letters free.answered Send your for Stencils our little anti

potatoes irregular in quality and drag- ..;.\\\\\i" : ...1..!I.. $3.sppouCE,3 SOLES. I book about marketing Fruit Vegetables

ging at rather steamer low will prices.have Next 3,000 week'sBermuda bbls. ,'t\\\',::\:'...."",,'{1%.,' \I $,,60$2.... EXTRA WORKINGMEN'S FINE- ;French & Co.,

potatoes.Florida. 'a\;" $2.l7.5BOYS'SCHOOLSHOEi.LADIES 4 116 Warren St., New York.
prime per bbl., 6.00 to 7.00; I INVESTMENTS
poor to fair per bbl., 3.00 to 5.00; Bermuda .'ig+" r '. ,

prime per bbl., 7.00 to 8.00; No. 2 per {:; > $3.$2 rDES1DONGOLq.9$2. 1.7-

bbl., 4.00 to 5.00; Sweet Vineland, fair to ..>SEND FOR CATALOGUE DEVELOPMENTS FRUI'"r TR i ES. .

fancy, per bbl. 2.50 to 3.50. 'W.L'DOUGL.A.a- .
Vegetables.Imports '_ I' ? $ROcKTO L2: tAS. FOR
Over One Million People wear tho

crates onions for, and the 105 week crates: other Havana vege-100 W. L. Douglas $3 & $4 ShoesAll ATTRACTIONSADDRESS SOUTHERN ORCHARDS.Write .

tables. Bermuda 16924 crates onions, our shoes are equally satisfactoryThey
and 468 crates other vegetables. Nassau give the best value for the money. for Catalogue and price list.JENNINOS' .
6038 bags They equal custom shoes In style and fit. .
32 Their wearing qualities are unsurpassed.The G. D. ACI ERLY, NURSERY CO.,
Egyptian onions. Copenhagen- pkgs. prices are uniform,.--stamped on sole.
I cabbage. Prom $1 to $3 saved over other makes.If Tkomatvllle, Ga.
Next week's Bermuda steamer is your dealer cannot supply you we can. Ooxx: Paslen: er AJ:1;

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Woman's Nerves. '
contain in condensed n:=:e w-A-r.
generally. They a ......, ]
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Seeds at your dealers "" '- -;;'" { J
WHOM NOISE WAS A unfailing specific for such diseases as lo- as fresh and fertile as though \ W 1 ?

TORTURE. comotor ataxia, partial paralysis, St. Vi- r. Seed you got Farms.them direct from Ferry's .J......) ;\:' ."...;,t .

-- tus' dance, sciatica, neuralgia, rheuma- .-r,4ry" ...
tism, nervous headache, the alter effectsof 9 ,Wr,; I 1 ::
Prostrated by the Least Excitement the grippe, palpitation of the heart RRY SE ;ltf'!\ "

-Physicians Baffled by the pale and sallow complexions, that tired v V } 1

Case-Had Given Up in Des- feeling resulting from vitiated humors in are known and planted everywhere .
the blood, such as scrofula, chronic ery- and are always the ",( ,.f-..
When was best. Seed
pair Ferry's Annual .
sipelas, etc. They are also a specific for for 1895 tells all about
Found. troubles peculiar to females, such as them, Free. Shortest
Most Attractive
(From the Gate City, Keokuk, Iowa ) suppressions, irregularities, and all formsof D. M. Ferry <& Co. ADetrolth7ich. ,i Quickest,

whose home is at weakness. They build up the blood e'
Mrs. Helen Myers\ 1 01JT :&
and whose and restore the glow of health to pale or
3515 Vernon Avenue, Chicago,
sallow cheeks. In effect rad- BETWEEN
will men they a
visit to Keokuk longbe remem
time afflicted with ical cure in all cases arising from mental FLORIDA POINTS AND THE NORTH
bered, was at one a
nervous malady which at times drove worry, overwork, or excesses of whatever ORANGE GROWERS, THE

her nearly to distraction. "Those terri- nature. Florida Central and PeninsularNEW
These pills are manufactured by the
ble headaches are a thing of the past, ,
said she the other day to a Gate City rep- Dr. Williams Medicine Company, Schen- ATTENTION THROUGH ROUTES.New .
N. Y. and sold in boxes
ectady are only
resentative, in the presence of a numberof New York to Jacksonville by
"And, continued Mrs.\ Myers, bearing the firm's trade mark and wrap- I New :Florida, Pennsylvania It. R. to Wash-
"there is quite a story in connection withit per, at 50 cents a box, or six boxes for I am able to supply you with Orange and Lemon andNorthern l Columbia Hallway to
$2.50. bud wood of standard varieties, such as Florida Central &
too, indeed I consider it one of the AirLine. Peninsular to all principal
most miraculous cures of modern times. MAJ011CA, J points in Florida.

My nervous system sustained a great What Can Be Done With a Cent. :u.UI3I'. Cincinnati to Jacksonville by

shock some fifteen years ago, brought on A few years ago the Episcopal JAFFA.SANFORD'S Cincinnati and Queen, Southern& Crescent It'y to to Chattanooga Ever--

I believe through too much worryingover Church of a small Maryland town was MEDITERRANEAN, Florida' }ette, Florida Central & Penin-
family matters and then allowingmy 1F.1LT.4 JIIAOD. Limited. sular to all important Florida!
in of alms basin. The MED. SWEET,
love for my books to get the better of want an con- ST. MICJlAEIj, points.

my discretion where my health was con- gregation was for the most part poor DANCY TANGERINE, Kansas City Memphis Kansas City B.II., .to Fort Kansas Scott &,

cerned. Why, whenever my affairs at and few in numbers. The minister in C1TINA DMILNDILRINEtc.>, and to Birmingham, Southern It'y

home did not go along just as I expected, charge appointed a young girl a com At the following prices; Jackso'vllleThro' Line Ito Everette, :Fla. Central &
I would invariably become prostratedfrom 1000, $5.00; 3000 $12.00; 6000 $20.00 Peninsular to all Fla. points.
mittee of to collect
one subscriptions.The .
Louis to Jacksonville by
the excitement and I would con-
sider myself fortunate indeed if the effects amount needed was $5, for an CASH WITH ORDER.In Holly Sp'gs 1St. Short Central Line to to Holly Du Quoin Sp'gs,,

of the attack would not remain a alms basin costing that had been heardof Lemons. Lisbon, Villa Franca, Eureka, at lloute. City, Memphis & Birmingham -

week. I was obliged to. give our for sale same prices.Buds to Birmingham, Sou.
up by a more prosperous parish, delivered without further cost to you and J It'y to Everette and F. C. & P.
pleasant home not far from the Lake that had outgrown the one with whichit Guaranteed to arrive in fine order. Orders Sioux City & Chicago to Jacksonville -
Shore drive, because I could not stand' started life. for June delivery. Address, Ill. Cent. to Holly
the noise in that locality. I could findno C. S. BURGESS, Holly Route.New Sp'gs. }SP'ts, K., C. M. & B. to Birmingham -
place in the city which I deemed The young woman's first call was at Riverside Nurseries, Sou. R'y to Ever-
etto and the F. C. & P.Louis'ille .
Riverside, Cal.
suitable to one whose nervous system was the store of a well to do merchant.

always on the point of explosion. To add Asking something from him for her Cal.Reference.-Orange Florida reference Growers'given if Bank wanted., Riverside,, Orleans Junction.& Nash'ille F. C. & to P.River only I
to my misfortunes complexion'underwent To }route with through sleepersJackso'ville
fund she received the
following reply (
a change and I looked so yellow and between New Orleans and
sallow that I was ashamed to venture spoken in a very gruff voice. "I can FraudB'RsFruitWrappers.NO Jacksonville. i\

from the house at all. give you nothing," but as she turnedto The F. C. & P. has 700 miles of track in _

Madam," said my doctor to me soon leave he added, "There, you may Florida Tobacco running Regions through, the

after an unusually severe attack of the have that if it will do you any good," MORE CHEATING. Stock.Wanning and Dairy Section,
Peach and Strawberry Lands,
leave the and
malady city
and suiting the action to the word, Orange, Banana and Pineapple Country,
seek of will Consumers of Fruit Wrappers
some place quiet, ,you never may Phosphate Belt.
recover." So I concluded I would visit threw down on the counter a cent. now know that they get an honest ream Has flU Silver Spring and

my uncle who lives in Dallas County, Mortified and abashed, her first im- of 480 sheets and not 400 or 320 sheetsto Other Fine Scenery.The .

Iowa, and whose farm would surely be a pulse was to leave it where he had some unscrupulous dealers Great Beaches Hunting the Noted Countr Fishing/. Grounds.

good place for one in my pitiable condi- thown it, but better judgment supply. Has the best lands for tillage, greatest vari-
tion. pre- ety of soils m the State, and above all
vailing, she picked it up, thanked him OUR "FAIR AND SQUARE"Printed
Now, for the strangest and most mi- Runs over the Central Ridgeland
and left. Where It Is High and Healthy.
raculous part of the story, continuedMrs.
Wrappers are put up in packagesof Prosperous towns fill its route and it offers
Meyers, who had amused the curiosity Without going further she returned 1000 each, and each Wrapper is the best freight facilities for any produce to

of her listeners. My uncle usedto home and told her mother that she numbered, in printing, consecutivelyfrom the Northern markets. Send for the popular

live here in Keokuk, you know, and would ask for No song-
not anything more and 1 to 1000. one can "MY FLORIDA "
when he moved to his Dallas County HOME.
farm, he of course ordered the Gate City run the chance of such treatment a HONESTLY BEATour with its spirited words and beautiful music
of actual Florida Home and
descriptive an ,
second time. "Take the
sent to his address. I picked the cent, my
up pa- which is gotten up in elegant style-Six pagesof
per one day and happened to come acrossan dear," the mother said, "and show prices. Send for samples and prices full sized best music paper, containing also
interesting recital of the of toTHE a picture of a home in Florida J and a hunting
recovery what can do with it. She followedthis
you scene. It is mailed on receipt of 10 cents (in
i I some woman in New York State who was advice and bought a small China JERSEY CITY PRINTING CO. stamps, to pay expense of distribution.))
afflicted as I had been. This woman had Send also for the best map of Florida (son
j t j been cured by Dr. Williams' Pink Pills doll, and, dressing it in some scraps JERSEY CITY, N. J. free) and note the towns on its route.A.O.MAODONELLG.P.A.

i for Pale People. I thought that if Pink which she had, sold it to a friend for N. B.-We do not deal in unprinted Jacksonville, Fla.,

{ Pills cured that woman they might do her little daughter. Having increasedher wrappers.FARMER'S. -

:- the same for,me. I began to take the capital 400 percent. she invested it SAW The Fla. Cent. & Peninsular R. R.
pills according to directions and I began MILL
in a spool of crocheting cotton with
works successfully with 4 Offers to
' to feel better from the start. My uncle : Shippers:
;i told me two weeks after I commenced which she worked several small arti- and Water Wheels. h. p., also Grinding Mills The Shortest and Quickest Route

\ taking Pink Pills that he guessed he cles, and the sale of these brought her

\ would not be afraid to discharge his old in $1.20. This was in turn used to DeLoach Mill Mfg. Co.. BETWEEN
1[ army musket now without warning me purchase cotton materials, out of which 323 Highland, Ave., Atlanta, Ga. THE EAST AND WEST.
beforehand for he didn't think it would
t; ,
made several dresses for small
were With Improved Ventilated Cars, this com-
affect me at all. I took several boxes of
I; children that netted when sold the desired pany is better equipped than over ever to
the Pink Pills and then I to :
was ready
I; go handle the Orange and Vegetable Crops, and
r. back to Chicago. My\ nervousness was $5, when the alms basin was duly F SPRAYYOIJRr Insure close connections and prompt despatch
. to all Eastern and Western Markets.
and fresh
t gone my complexion was as as bought.
j that of any sixteen-year-old girl in Iowa This story was told to a lady of so. REES Through cars to destination without
and Pink Pills is what put the color in change or
. cialistic views who J Perishable freight followed by wire and
was constantly U ,..
my cheeks. No wonder I am in such IC's .:/J shippers advised time passing various Junction -
f !, -
high spirits and feel like a prize lighter. complaining that she was not rich, and & I \ 'F''i points and arrival at destination.All .

And no wonder I like to come to Keokukfor saying she.could lay so little by it wits' claims for overchargos and loss prompt-

if it had not been for Pink Pills bought not worth while to save. Her answer STAIIL'S i adjusted.Seo that your goods are markedvia

, from a Keokuk firm I would not have was : "Yes, she got her $5, but whata II k Excelsior SprayingNL'SfcLv'' : F. C. & P. R. R.
P Outfits
been alive now, laughingly concludedthe insects: For information call on or address the undersigned -
lot of work she had to do. -John [prevent leaf blightandwormyfruit -v "
lady. :
Dr. Williams': Pink Pills for Pale Peo- Cropper, in Kate Field's Washington. fa heavy yield of all Insure Fruit! C. E. TAYLOR, Trav. A'gt, Ocala, Fla.
..... ._ I and Vegetable crops. W. B. TUCKER, Gen. A'R't, Orlando, Fla.
ple are not a patent medicine in the ( bend 6 eta. for catalogue G. M. HOLDEN, Truv A'gt, Leosburg. Fla.
sense in which that term is understood, FOR COUGHS, ASTHMA AND THROAT Dis-I ,, *and Circulars full treatise free.on AddressWM.STAHLQuincylll.spraYing. W. R. FULLER, Trav. A'g't, '

but as a scientific preparation successfully 3KD15US, use "Jlroivn's Bronchial TrocJtes.' .( Or N. S. PENNINGTON, Traffic Manager,
. used in general practice for many Sold. only in boxes. Avoid imitations. W, II. PLEASANTS, General Jacksonville Freight,Fla.Agt

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no longer an experiment nor a novelty, but has had thorough trial in all of the Southern States, and some of the results obtained have been almost -

incredible. (See article on another page.)


There are thousands of acres of orange groves where the trees have been cut off at the ground, or the bare trunks left. The soil should be shaded

from the burning sun this summer, and there is nothing better than Wonderful for this purpose. One bushel of the Wonderful is equal to four to six

bushels of the common varieties, such as Clay, Crowder, Red Ripper, etc. Our stock is strictly genuine, having grown a large acreage ourselves and

having purchased the entire crop of the originator, Mr. Finch of Virginia. Pint, 25 cents ; quart, 40 cents by mail postpaid. By express or freight, not

prepaid, peck $1 ; bushel, $3,50 ; 5 bushels at $3,25 ; 10 bushel lots at $3

H. G. HASTINGS. & CO., Interlachen, Fla

Special express rates on shipments from us making a saving ofone-third of the regular rate to the grower.


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pND To insure insertion in this column, advertisements
HgMy must be accompanied by the money.
For the Week Ending April 29.
I Advertisements must not exceed fifty words.
Postage Stamps received in payment.
Cloudiness was general throughout PUB Count every word,including name and address.
the week, followed during the latter .

part with copious showers. Correspondents TROPICAL or MELON PAPAW SEED.: 24
Stamps or silver. B. M.Hampton
generally agree that Frost Proof, Fla. 5-4-3
week has been an exceedingly pro
; WAIm is the whole story PLANT STRAWBERRIES The Strawberry
pitious one for all kinds of crops. The will be greatly over done next year,
onl- complaint received is from the of mark Imitation and tradeabout and only those who plant under the best conditions -
will make a profit. Lawtey berries are
Western District where heavy rains quoted in the New York Price Current this I
week.35 to 45 cents; from all other parts of the
the This
prevailed on 25th. exces State, 25 to 3S cents. Lands for sale or rent at
sive fall, however, did not continue, < reasonable rates. E. G. Hill, Lawtey,Fla. ,

4 and the indications point to a very ,< ARl\ MID)) HAft\Jt\fR\ SOP S-4-tf '
FOR SALE. Ten acres fine land; half mile
satisfactory crop prospect.The < Caloosahatcbee River, in Lee county.
temperature was exceedingly In splendid neighborhood. Price, $r50 oo. Forparticulars
apply to F. W. Hall, Alva, Fla.
favorable,there being the slightest variation I! in more than other package soda-never spoils 5-3-a

from the normal. The warm nightsof acknowledged purest in the world. EGGS FOR HATCHING. All varieties, $i

the middle and latter of the week a dozen. White Leghorns,
part 24 forfx.
Made only by CHURCH fc CO., Hew York. Sold by grocers ererywhere. Pekin Ducks, 9 for$i. Albert Fries, St Nicholas
were potent factors in hastening the Fla.
Write for Arm and Hammer Book of ri.Inablo RecipesFi.IIP.needed. 543.
maturity of all vegetables. While the GIANT CACTUS OF ARIZONA. Cereus
.. .. .. ( I
,., y.,., .
precipitation was nearly twice the .- Giganteus) This wonderful plant in its native -
desert grows to a height ot 30 or 40 feet. It
normal amount for the period, there thrives in a climate where the mercury falls I

appears no deleterious consequences.The It is more than '''probable and everything growing finely.-J. H. twelve summer degrees rises to below 120 degrees freezing in in the winter shade, and, and in I

rain area first appeared over the that, during the latter part of the Bass. six months without rain. Small, fine plants by I

; west section of the State, gradually week, all sections were visited by Orange City, Volusia .-Gardens mail Chula 50 Vista cents, California.or 3 for$1.00. Henry Gulick 4-20-2, !r.,

advancing eastward, the week closing copious showers. All reports are looking well, and furnishing fresh FOR SALE. Three Sows,fourteen months old.

with general showers over the greater encouraging. Vegetables in the nature vegetables for market. Groves com Improved Chesters Parents cost $50 I
when eight weeks old. Also
portion of all the districts. As a of potatoes, cucumbers and ing forward slowly.-S. M. Morse. gain. Dr, Fish,Georgiana,Fla.some pigs. A 4-20-2 bar-

whole, the third decade of April was squash, being shipped. Orange grovesare Georgiana, Brevard Co.-Bean IF ANY ONE who has been benefited by the

lacking in nothing essential to favorable improving slowly, though many shipments have been very heavy. of Dr William's Pink Pills will write to
I THE FARMER AND FRUIT GROWER, they will receive -
crop growth. Normal temperature sprouts are seen. Watermelons are Bulk of the crop has been forwarded.Jas information that will be of much value and

for the State, 73 degrees; average; doing nicely. Tomatoes, sweet potatoes -I H. White., interest to them. t

72; normal rainfall, 0.66 of an inch; and other products, are doing Wildwood, Sumpter Co.-Watermelons : WONDERFUL Genuine. Per PEA.:peck(Hastings, 75 cents) :Warranted Per-

average 1.14 of an inch.WESTERN' well. One correspondent says : looking well, and beginning to kee bushel, Fla., $3.00, f.o.b. A. Z. ARMOUR, Panasoff-4-13-3 -

"Prospect good for a big corn and set young melons. Potatoes are being EXCHANGE.
DISTRIcT.-The week FOR City real estate in Chatta-
;; sweet potato crop." Few orange shipped, also cucumbers and squash. nooga for Florida property. Six cottages in ,
: with
opened overcast skies followedby factory of the
part city. Wilson & Toomer,
refreshing showers. Excessive trees are blooming. Over sections of Few orange trees are sprouting up to Jacksonville Fla. 330.3

precipitation characterized the middle the Indian River''country, large ship ten or fifteen feet from ground.J. H. L 1 GGS FOR HATCHING from imported thoroughbred -
of beans have been Davis. Bronze Turkeys; one dollar for set-
made. The
ting of nine Send with
I of week over a limited section. Reports eggs. money No
crop is about marketed. Highest Bartow, Polk Co.-Local market charge for packing and delivering to Express
from this district are unusually Agent here. Address H Erwin,. Pomona, Fla.
meagre, ,however, the concensus of temperature, 89 ; lowest, 51 ; mean, well supplied, with strawberries, beans,, 3-23-10

opinion if favorable to large yields of 72 ; normal, 72 ; average rainfall, o 90;' potatoes, cabbage, green peas and cu WANTED TO EXCHANGE: Twenty acres o
Land fora small the
place on
both vegetable and agricultural. pro. normal, 0.56 ofan,inch. cumbers. Melons, corn, tomatoes, Halifax River. T. K. Godbey, Waldo, Fla. ;

ducts. In some sections there is a SOUTHERN DISTRICT.-Very seasonable sweet potatoes are doing well. Good CHOICE: Orange and Lemon Trees and Bud-
conditions obtained the for P. Stat- for sale. Address, I. H. Cammack, ;
of over prospect big corn crop.--J. .California.
. scarcity sweet potato vines, though Whittier 316tf.,
. they will be plentiful within a short district. During the early part of the ham.Myers $150 (\(\ CASH;:"will buy 20 acres number
time. Peas and week there was a deficiency of precip- Lee Co.-It is beginning to .\/\/ one strawberry land with a two-
potatoes numerous room cottage in St.Thomas, Fla., for actual
and the demand is good in town and itation. During the latter part of the hint of dryness.tJ\:: Cowpeas being eettltr. This offer open for a short time only.

; city markets. Strawberries have not period under discussion, there were planted. Cane looking finely. Irish J,S. Mills.

! been .entirely satisfactory. Highest refreshing showers doing no little goodto potatoes being dug. Garden truck in LEGHORNS! LANGSHANSI! MINORCASI!
all vegetation. Rapid and 'vigorous abundance. Orange trees not injuredby stock for sale cheap. Agent for
1 temperature; lowest, 60; mean, 68; Smith & Romaine's boiled bet and bone, $2.25
normal Normal rainfall of growth prevails, except over some freeze. They have bloomed and per zoo lbs. Island Poultry Yard, C. H. Jacques,
i 0.90 Prop., Fernandina, Fla. 3-30-2
sections Lake well.-M. M. Gardner.
an inch. county, where thereis are fruiting

4 complaint among farmers to the Palmetto,Manatee Co.-Everything BUDWOOD-parson. Early Maltese Brown Straight ten dollars and Hart's per

NORTHERN DISTRIcT.-There is a effect that corn is smaller than is growing with a rush. Hundreds of Tardiff Oranges and Lisbon Lemons seven fifty
i general agreement correspondents per thousand. Address J. W. Waite, P. O. Box
among usual this time of the year. bushels of Irish potatoes are, being 809 San Diego, California. 3-2-4

i that',the weather has been everything Reports from the pineapple sectionof shipped. Also tomatoes, squash, beans TO MAKE- HENS LAY-There is nothing like

;rt desired. Marked improvement Dade county, indicate that fruit and cucumbers. There are small Bowfeer's Animal Meal. 40 tons sold in Flor-
is indicated in the condition of all ida last year. Hundreds testimonials. For
i has formed on nearly one half of the oranges and lemons on the trees.. particulars, write E.'W. Amsden, Ormond, Fla.
crops. Grasses have been especially plants from Jupiter'south. There are a --. io-i3-tf

stimulated, and a corresponding benefit the north of John H. and Jesse D. DeShong, BROWN LEGHORN EGGS for HATCHING.-
many cases to the above i of the best. $1 for R. Puddy,
to stock resulted. Over detached section, where the old plants were two of the cleverest and most success- Lawtey, Fla. Barred Plymouth Rock ,eggs: for
sections, strawberries have ceased killed. ful truckers and farmers of the Dover hatching. 1-5-20
Highest temperature, 87 ; BRAHMA, D. B. Plymouth Rock and
section in the LIGHT
bearing. Prospect for and were city yesterday.
lowest, 59; mean, 73; normal, 76; Turkey Eggs for hatching, gi.oo dozen -
plums excellent. Orange trees are average rainfall, 0.50 of an inch normal Besides being under contract to fur suit the times. C. Gomperts, Lady Lake,
; 22-16
putting on a vigorous growth, in many nish the Tampa Bay Hotel with delic-
0.63. Agent's profits per month. Will ;
I cases sprouts large enough to bud are REMARKS BY CORRESPONDENTS.) ious strawberries each season, they S 5 2 5 ticles prove it or pay forfeit. New Ar- I
just out. A $1.50 sample
reported. Tomatoes will soon be'In The following notes from corres- I ship a great many north and grow and terms free. Try us. CHIDES-

bloom. The strawberry crop has not pondents will prove interesting. It vegetables in abundance.Tampa TER & SON, 28 Bond St., N. Y.

given the best results. Vegetablesare is Tribune. FOR SALE for cash,time or hade,orange groves, ,
impracticable to publish all reports .. and timber lands. E. RUMLEY, Keuka, i
< plentiful.} On the 2Sth, hail fell at but,such, are submitted as is thought M. E. Gillett, the enterprising man Fla. 3-II-16t ,

t Green Cove Springs, but' no serious will fairly represent the conditions FOR EXCHANGE-Summer and winter hotel.
of the Lemon Co. informed
ager a North Carolina mountains. Owner must
i Very heavy over
consequences the State. Times_ reporter that they will ship 3,750 live in Florida. Wants good orange grove. W.
I rain fell at Amelia on the.27th. No Lake City, Columbia Co.-Rain I barrels of potatoes next week from B. Clarkson, Jacksonville, Fla. 9-15-1

particular damage, however, is report helped everything. All making ANEW deal on wire netting. Prices cut in
crops their
ed. seventy-acre potato patch, and We pay freight Write for our latest
I good progress. Previous cold nights that the proceeds will amount to $7- price-list. E. W Amsden Ormond, Fla. tf

Highest temperature 87; lowest 48; and winds caused strawberries to drop 000. This needs no comment. Thereis LAKELAND NURSERIES-Have for sale
mean 70; normal 72. Average rainfall bloom.-W. B. Knight. 127,000 citrus trees on sour orange,grape-fruit
inches I money in Florida to people who and rough lemon roots,of the following varieties:
i.80 normal an
t ; 0.77'of Clermont, Lake Co.-Beans and know how to dig it out.-Manatee Marsh Seedless Pomelo, Thompson Pomelo, Aurantium .
inch. Pomelo, Boone's Early, Parson Brown,
i squash shipped in quantities. First River Journal.Good Hart's Tardiff Daucy Tangerine,Satsuma Kumquat -
CENTRAL DISTRICT.-During the shipment of ripe tomatoes went out King and Maltese Blood Orange,and Villa
Franca and Belair Premium
:It early part of the week, some correspondents this week.-J. B. Rosenburg, M. D. earthenware is made of Polk less Limes. A specialty of Lemon.the Marsh Tahiti Seedless Seed .

,, complained of rain being McIntosh, Marion ,Co.-. Fine rains county clay Fla.Grapefruit. C. M. Marsh, Lakeland, Polk xi-17-20 Co,,

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O. AdC SORREL, a.II.a.Qer.: : : From;New York. From Jacksonville.
(Pier 29, B. R.) STEAMER Florida.

Friday, ,April 26th, at 3 p m...... ." "IROQUOIS" .......Thursday, May :ad: at nooam:
Tuesday,, 3oth,at 3 p m......., ."CHEROKEE".........Sunday, 5th, at 1.3oP"
Friday May 3d, atspm........."ALGONQUIN"........Thursday, 9th at goo: a m
tf Wednesday '. 8th, at 3 p m. ......"IROQUOIS"! ........Tuesday, I4th, at 8-30 a m
-P y-, h lT3.rz-:.c +, 4 ?-rp lpfYdw S. ,,?c'- : "Iothat3 p m.........CHEROKEE...... ... Thursday, 16th, at 10:30: a m
uesday, I4th, at 3 p m."ALGONQUIN".Sunday, "loth, at 12:00: n'n
?: Friday, U 17th.at3pm..SEMINOLIt"..... ....Thursday 23d. at ..ooam
Monday, 20th, at 3 p m.......... .IROQUOIS..Runday, a6th, at 3:30am:
Wednesday, IIIt 22d, at 3 pm........."CHEROKEE".........Tuesday, '. 28th, at 7:30am:
Friday, 24th, at 3 p m."ALGONQUIN..Thursday, 30th, at 9:30: a m
Tuesday.e 28th, at 3 p m........ "SEMINOLE" .. ......Sunday, June 2d, at 12:00: n'n
Friday, 3ist, at3 pm........... "IROQUOIS"...... ..Thursday, 6th, at 4:00a: m


Y Philadelphia, Charleston and Jacksonville Line.For .

the present and until further notice, Steamer "YEMASSEE" is intended to

-.s sail from PHILADFLPHIA for CHARLESTON, Wednesdays, and from

CHARLESTON for PHILADELPHIA, Sundays. Close connection made at a Rater: I Charleston with Clyde Florida Steamers, for business to and from Jacksonville and

Between Jacksonville and New York: First-class, $2500; Intermediate $19.00; Excursion, 843.30; all Florida points. Also, Philadelphia and interior points via Philadelphia.
Steerage, $12.50.
Jacksonville and Boston or Philadelphia: Cabin $27.00; Intermediate, $21.00; Excursion, $47.301;
Steerage 1425. The magnificent. Steamships of this Company are appointed to sail as follows:


(Central or 900 Meridian Time.) t .

.... ... ...... ........ ....Sunday, March :24: 4.00 a.m.
City of .Tuesday March 26, 5.30 p.m. For Sanford, Enterprise and Intermediate Points on
Kansas .........Friday, March 29, 7 00 a. m.
Nacoocliee........... ....................._.. ... ..........;... Sunday', March 31 8 00 a. m. the St. Johns River.
City of Birmingham..... ...... ..:. April 2, 10:30: a. m.
City of .,......Friday, April 5, 2.oop. m.
Kansas City ..-. ...................Sunday, April 7, 4.ooa.m.
The iron side-wheel steamers
....Tuesday, April 9, 5.30 p. m. elegant
City of Birmingham April 12, 7.30a. m. "
City of April 14, 9.00g. m. City Of J'a.oksorl."V'ille,"
Kansas VI ty.Tuesday, April 16, ll.ooa.m.
April 19, 2.0opm.- Capt. A. SHAW
City of Birmingham............... .................. .... .:.. ... Sunday, April 21, 3.ooa.m. Is appointed sail from Jacksonville Sundays, Tuesdays and Fridays at 3:30: p. m.,
City of Augsata ...Tuesday, April 23, 4.30p.m.
and leave Sanford and
Kansas City...... .....*. .....Friday, April 26, 6.ooa. m. returning Mondays, Wednesdays Saturdays at 9 a. m.
Tallahassee............... .....: .-...-.:....Sunday, April :28: 7.ooa.m. "
City.of Birmingham' ... April 30, 9.ooa.m. SOUTHBOUND r SCHEDULE.NORTHBOUND..
FROM. SAVANNAH TO BOSTON.City Read down. Read up. :"

Macon .. ..Thursday, March 28, 6.30 p. m. Leave 3.30 p. m. .......... ............ Jacksonville ...... ............ .... Arrive 3.30 a. m.
Gate April 4, i.oop. in- Ie 8.45 p. m .., ............... .......Palatka. ............ ............ Leave 9.00 p. m.
City of \[ .Thursday, April n, 6.30 p. m. e. 3.C') a. m. ............ .......... Astor.................... ...... 3.00 m.
Gate ...... .... ........ ...............Thursday, April 18, i.oo p. m ., 4.30 a. m. .......................St. 4'rancis. .................. .... 1.30 p. m. .
City Macon._ '.Thursday April 25,5.30p.m' cc 5.30 a. m. ...... .,... ...... ......Beresford.................,..,... cc 12.00 p.noon
Arrive 8.30 a. m. ...... ...... .... ... .....Sanford. .............. ...... 9.00 a m.
FROM SAVANNAH TO PHILADELPHIA. Ie 9.25 a. m. ........ .." ........ .... $ t erp ri se.................-...... If 9.30a." m.
These Ships do NOT Carry Passengers.)

Klihu'Thompson. March 27, 6.ooa. m.Dessoug .
.... ....Wed'day, April 3, 11.30 a. m. General passenger and Ticket Office, 204 West Bay St. Jacksonville-
ElihU Thompson....._...._....._....._..........._. Wed'day, April 10, 6.00 a. m. ,
Del sou//;. ...... ....................................... ..............Wed'day April 17, 12.00 noon A. J. COLE, Passenger Agent 5 Bowling Green, New York.
Eliliu April 24 5.00 p. m. M. H. CLYDE, Assistant Traffic Manager, 5 Bow ing Green New York.D. .
D. C. MINK. General Freight Agent. 12 :o. Delaware avenue Philadelphia Pa
THESE PALACE STEAMERS, THEO. G. EGER, Traffic Manager, 5 Bowling Green New York. -
I F. M. IRONMONGER Jr., Florida Passenger Agent, 204 West Bay St., Jacksonville Pia.
Connect at Savannah with Central Railroad of Georgia, Savannah, Florida & Western Railway, JOHN L. HOWARD, Florida Freight Agent foot Hogan Street, Jacksonville, Fla. '
Florida Central & Peninsular Railroad. J. A. LESLIE, Superintendent, foot Hogan Street Jacksonville Fla.
Through Bills of Lading, Tickets and Baggage Checks to all points North and East. See your
nearest ticket agent or write for Freight or Passage to WM. P. CLYDE & CO. Gen'l
J. P. BECKWITH, G. F. & P. Agent New Pier 35 N. R., New York.R. Agents,
I,. 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.W. .
RICHARDSON & BARNARD Agents, Lewis' Wharf, BostonW.
I*.JAMES, Agent 13 S. Third Street, Philadelphia.W. .
H. RHETT, Gen'l Agt. C. R. R., 317 Broadway New York.J. A. BOURS. ESTABLISHED 1875. J. B. BOURS.
D. HASIIAGEN 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. .
353 Broadway, New York. 306 Washington st., Boston. ,
W. J. FARRELL Soliciting Agent. W. E. ARNQLD Gen. Trav. Pass. Agt., -
WALTER HAWKINS, Fla. Pass. Agent
New Office, 224 West Bay Street, Jacksonville.
Grain Garden Seeds and Fertilizers

3OO Acres In Nursery. One Acre Under Glass. Thirty-Seventh Year.SPECIAIrIES ,

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nTDEEC5 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 Peach Oriental Plums and Pears, Japan Persimmons,
Strawberries, Guavas Giant Loquat, etc" etc. Rare Conifers and Broad-leaved Evergreens, Camel-
Trees Ground Grown Roses. The Hay Corn Oats Flour Bran Wheat Grits Meal
has Azaleas 50,000 Palms 20,000 Camphor Hedge Plants Open ,
Green House Bepartment is complete in plants of every class suited to Southern Horticulture. Cat ,'

alogues No free.Agents.Address p. J. BERCKMANS, Fruitland Nurseries Augusta, Ga. Cotton Seed Meal Both Bright and Dark.

,,12 Trial Pks. 15 cis.

Tygert-Allen Fertilizer Co. j
To any farmers In the United States or Canada who are SODA,
r, 1 not acquainted with the extra reputation Marblebead Seed "
have honestly won for purity and reliability we will send a Star Brand Fertilizers IHP1 MURIATE
package (a little below ordinary size) of each of the OF POTASH,
following 12 choice varieties, nil of our own raising, for 15
t %. cents, which will but little more than pay for the cost of putting GUARANTIED ANALYSIS. JPK SULPHATE POTASH
'. mailing: Crosby's Early Beet, White Spine Cucumber, ,
7. Ur.and and Hard heading Cabbages, Danver Carrot blck.I '
I I leaved Dandelion lied and Yellow Danver Onion, Dutch Parsnip, Orange Tree and Vegetable[ r > \ KAINIT Etc

Comrade Tomato Sugar Pumpkin, Lackey's Corn. Catalogue FERTILIZER. ,
I Homo Grown Seed, Free.
These Fertilizers have no superior In the market,and a trial will convince
J, J.' H. GREGORY & CO., MarblohQad, Mass. Bend for Catalogue,free.



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Summer. ? of our brands fertilizers, you will be another season. We have obtained

Have you tried our New York house yet in order to determine whether larger returns for others. We can do it for you. .

; a company who is interested in securing high prices for your products can Obtaining higher prices for your crops will increase our fertilizer business -
J actually secure you larger returns ? in Florida and that is what we are working for. Write to us at No. i, '

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Then ,write to us for information about using our newly improved Insecticide Our Lime Decidedly the Handsomest.Paying Investmentthat

f and Fertilizer Lime." If applied fresh it will destroy every insect in can Possibly be Made Without it Inferior
l' your 'garden. It is indispenseable where Bugs attack Tomato Plants, Water Crops-With it Perfect Growth and Fruitage/

' melons, Beans, Cabbage, Strawberries, etc., etc. .;
[From Arcadia, Fla.] ;. : .,
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The Paine Fertilizer. Co.,Jacksonville, Fla.GENTLEMEN .: '
t k Not. .' Only Destroys Cut Worms and Other Insects,But:is a 'R. .
-I have read with much interest Prof. Pratt's analysis :of
r Good,Fertilizer 2OO Crates Tomatoes to the Acre. {
i your Lime reported in the Farmer and.Fruit Grower of the.9th inst. I pur- \

i [From Winter Haven Fla.] chased two tons of you about three months ,ago and sowed. it broadcast over

I The Paine Fertilizer Co., Jacksonville, Fla.: two acres of newly cleared up bay-head land. I have now growing over 4,000

DEAR SIRS-I have: used one ton of your Insecticide and Fertilizer Lime cabbages, 1,500 tomato plants, several hundred egg plants, beets, lettuce,

.. experimenting with it, and I take pleasure in testifying' that it not only de- 'cauliflower and onions, all doing remarkably well, all of which I attribute to

stroys Cut Worms and other insects which destroy vegetable plants, but thatit the use of your Insecticide.and Fertilizer Lime. Less than four months ago

is a good fertilizer for Florida soil I also applied it to my lemon trees with this was a wet swampy bay-head. I have four acres now to clear up and

the desired effect. I.use 600 pounds of fertilizer and 700 pounds of lime per shall use a ton io an acre. Yours truly,
acre on my tomatoes, and I-will get 200 crates to the acre where I used this JNO. CROSS. ,_

lime. I am going to use 1,000. pounds to the acre next season on all lands I Write f for our complete I. & F. Lime. pamphlet, with various opinions

that I cultivate. Yours very respectfully, from all sections of the State. This insecticide will save your strawberry

" C. A. McCoLLUM. plants it used during the summer. .

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