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THE: DAILY CAIRO BULLETIN.
CAIRO, ILLINOIS, WEDNESDAY 50RNINO, NOVEMBER 6, 1878.
NEW SERIES NO. 11
UROCF.KH AN It COMMISSION MERCHANTS.
gTRATTON ife MM),
r7 OHIO LEVEE.
AUKSTS AMERICAN POWDKRCOMH'Y
Cairo, 11 lino in.
W. Stkaitos, 1'airti. T. Rum, Missouri.
Arrival mid Departure f Trains.
ILLINOIS KNTKAL ItAII.It(JAI).
A retire. Deimrl.
Mail 4:ila.m. M 40 p.m.
rrelulil T:iik.iu :uia.ni.
Kri-lylilt 6::m p.m. 4 :: ii.m.
(AlHo AND VIM'ENNKS KAILIiOAIt.
Am vi'. H'lurt.
Mull IO:iip.tn. 4:45 1. in.
SI'. LOl'IS, I. M.ASC rlOlTUfcllS RAILROAD.
KirrM ;. . A:.m. 2ujp.m.
I Alllii A.il' "i lA't i.i iinii,ijAt.
Tunmnh Express !i:lSp.iii. I0:(ie.m.
MurjinysiMiro Arcuininiwsuiin nDiip.iii. x:np.ni.
-l-.si epi minus . TCAtepi .iiuiliia).
I ENEKAL DELIVERY open T:30 1. .; closes
I ::) p in.; Nuudsy: 8tot a. m.
Mutn-y Order Department oprn el 8 . m.; cloud
it S p. in.
Through Expreee Mall via Illinois Central and
Mleelnalppl Central Railroads close at M:Sii p. m.
Cairo and Poplar lilufT Through and Way Mail
clones at 12:30 p. in
Way Mall via Illinois Central. Cairo and Vin-
eenncs and Mlss.esippl Central Railroads close at
:: p. in.
way Mall for arrow Uauge ruilrotrt closes at 8
Cairo and Evanavllle River Route eloaea at 8::M
p. m. dally (except Friday).
ILLINOIS CENTRAL R. R
Shortest and Quickest Route to
St. .Louis and Chicago
'PHE only road running two dally tralna from Cairo
X making direct conueclton witn eastern nues.
TKAI.N3 LEAVE CAIHO-l:10p. w.: real ex
press, arriving in St. Loula:Wp. m.; Chicago :)
a. m.; 1:10 p. m.: Cincinnati and Louiaville Fsst
Line, arriving in Cincinnati at 8:tHe. in.; Louisville
7:40 a. m ; Iiidlanepolts 4:11 a. in. l'aM-ngrre by
till train arrive at aixive poima
12 TO ail HOURS IN ADVANCE
Of any other route.
1(1 . 1 ( P m. Fast Mall, with slepere alta.-bcd, for
.1 r8T. LOllS and CIUCAUO. arriving iu St.
at at Odin or Efllngheni for Cincinnati, Louisville
FAST TIME EAST.
PASSENGERS ft SI'sm $3
llelay ceueed ly Sunday luterveulug. The halur
Li., .fiimon train Ironi Cairo arrtvue in Mew ork
Monday morning at 10:i. Thirty-all lioura iu ad-
vance ol any oium rooie. . .,
idMlt.mmta of eomneting line! that they
Lake better tltna than tlila out are laaued either
through Ignorance or a desire to misieeu iue punm
For through tlcketa and Information apply at 1 ili-
uoli Central Kaliroaa aepoi.
TRAINS AKU16 At Ainu:
ilDriSS w u.
J All UU?Bur, uen I uouiuerii '
J. H. JON KS, Ticket Agent.
1AIR0 & ST. LOUIS R. R.
hortest Line to St. Louis!
'HE tralna by thla road connect at St. Louii i and
K..t hi Loula with all other line to the b An I ,
OKT1I AND MOl'Tll.
.1. i...... c.u .111:111 a.m.
urpuveooro accoiuiii'iuauiu !:-- -
rL', Vl.i,hf.linril H'V, ll.in.
lurpnyanoro cc. rii i '""'i-J" S ill , ,
nrouuh expreaa leavea Kaat St. I.oula. .. . H u .
hrougn ejpreaa mm "i;; , r.Z . ,
nrpuyanoro acc. leavea .inj'' " . .
urphyahoro acc. arrlrea at Cairo W..Mp.m.
IEMEMBEU Kallroad U the only ALL
AIL KOCTE between Cairo aud til. Loula under
it management; tnerciore mere are
av atatlona awaiting connectlona from other lliiea.
LW HaMeugera going North, Sortheaat and Heal
lOUlU UOl Dliy IIIOII mill. ,v;
ed our ratea and rout ja.
L. M. JUUJinut, ueuerai inauav i.
T. WHITLOCK. Faaaenger Agetit.
JNO. R. WlSHTON. Freight Agent.
VTT17QTHK SHORTEST IjiL l is iu
irTT lci THK SHORTEST TO LOl'IS
7 MILES flLLK "iSCINNATI, HAI,
MORE AND WAbiIINutuji.
I a ITTT-'CITIIB SHORTEST TO INDIAN-t-
inn. a ru duo i ii.i
SIX HOURS SAVED
ef tralna of all otutr routea making the lamo
' Paatanirera ht nllmr rniitea to luake ConllCC-
ua tauat ride all night, walling from oue to alx
jra at amati country atniuini tor uaiua m nr
BdSILCiailliUdlX m, trulti. reaching. Kvana-
- ..tl.a..nnll f I at I M a. a, 1 1 aaa.,1 I natlaaulila atattlM
ft JllUIIIIH'Vlllll VIUI.IUIIMII IUU lltillttlll oaaiuaj
1Vlrii fetv tiiil arrive it ( tiro ah follow:
il krrlvei lOinup.m.
U a ll.. ....I t kit Imlin.l.i.l
a"'MILLER ROSWEI.L MILLER.
(ten I faaa. Agenl. ueneral sup I.
L. U. CHURCH, Taaaengur Agent.
T. L., I, M. fe SOUTHERN.
Tim Card I - , , i
mii lttYti Cairo daily. 8 :00 p.m.
.raw arrive at Cairo dally 6:0(iui,
d. i. a
la an aluolute and Irrt nlntalilc rum for
ftincaa, Tntemncraure and the tine of Opium, To
hacco, Narcotiia and Htlmulantt, reinovlut' all
tame, deairo and habit of ualug any or them
rendering th Ute or di-alre for theiu perfcctlv
odlona and illmniallng. (ilvlnneveryoue ncrfoi't
and IrrifBlMable roulrol of theaobrlity of them
aelvea aud their frienda. '
it preyenta that aluolute pbvelclral and moral
nroatratlon that follow th auddeti brrakluu off
from ualug ailmulautiiornarcoticii.
Cackage, prepaid, to cure 1 to r. peraona, ti,
or at your l)ruggll, $l.7f,. Temperance and
charitable aovietli-a ahould uae It.
It la harmleaa and never Tallin.
HOP RITTKRSMFO. C0.,8ol Agenu,
ROCHKSTKR, V. V.
Thft Hop Cough Cure
I)airoya all pain, lonaena Ilia coiiRh, quletathe
uervea and pniduera rent. It never (alia In per
nirnmig a prrl'i-l cure nhervtberi) U a Bhadow
Try It once aud yon will llud II o
VOH HALE HYALL DRL'OQISTH.
DYEI.VH AND REN0VATIM1.
yoi'U OLD CLOTHES
r( nr. r.SAi iiri M.y
DVK1) OK KKPAIKH1)
At it Triltlns Eiien.p-I'. 0, ,
CIIAS. SHELLEY, NO. 30 ElfiHTH ST.
IW Ladlea and Oenta' old hata made new.
THE DAILY BULLETIN.
7 j1 EXT II YEAR.
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The f'ftlivt nnlUlfi, .!... nAM I..
IIII IIH. tenth year with a complete new
uumi ana a determination to make
it In all reaper I worthy the auppnrt
of Ita patron.
5rrr K iPiiblhliful Every Mornin?,
It will eiuhrace in Ita colutnnt dally
of auch character a we truit ah all
prove me equal ot too cneapeat and
beat nt oar cobtempoiarle
The POLITICAL CAMPAIGN
now pending la one of great Import
ance conatdrred lu both ita National
aud Male aauecta; a full CoiiCTva-
laional delegation will he choeu;a
Lcgimaiure la to jic elected which
111 determine the eucceeaor to Hon.
11 J. Ogleaby III the Culled Slatea
Menate. Ilelleving Ihe aucceHa of the
Democratic party to be emeutlal to
the malulaiuauce of good goveru
ernment. the llullellu will alwava be
found advocating Ita meaaurea' and
laboring for the aucceHa of ita reprc
Kontativea. To promote tbeae denia
ble enda every Democrat ahould exj
ert hlmaelf In diaaeminating the
truth of hU party, aud In no way
can thla be more etleclually dune
than by the circulation of hi home
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JNO. II. OBEBIY, Om'l Muugar.
N N N
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PROPRIETOR OF SI'ROAT'H PA'JRNT
Vhols:U )t:ilm in left
ICE I1YTIIK CAR LOAD OR TON, WELL
PACKED FOR SHIPPINO.
On I- loruls :i Spocialty.
I'' v 1 ( I ". :
Cor.Tweirih Street and Levee,
WHOLESALE WINES AND LI0.UORS.
WholcMle nml lletnll Dealer! hi
Foreigu ami Domestic Liquors
Winos of nil Kinds,
NO. W OHIO LEVEE.
MESSRS. SMYTH 4 CO. have conatantly a large
elock of the heat gooda in the market and live
eapecial attention to the wholeaale branch fthe
EDUCATION A L.
JJLOOMINGTON LAW SCHOOL.
Judge H. M. Benjamin, Dean: Elementary and
Conatltntional Law. .ludge O. T. lteevea, Torta
and Equity. O. W. Aldrich, Fh. D. LL. 1)., Con
tracta and Real Property. Hon. Lawrence Weldon,
Pleading. A. ii. Karr, LL. B., Evidence and Crimi
nal Law. Diploma on two yearn attendance, admtta
to the Bar of lllinoia. I'rUee for beat examination
on whole courne. Kirt prize, $1(0; and prize, M;
Three terma a year. Tuition f 15 per term. Fall
term begina Thunder. September 14. 197U. For
luriber information applyto A. O. KARR, Bloom
UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA.-Seaaion be
gina on the Firat of October, and continue! nine
months. The limitation ia organized on the elec
tive fyatem. giving the aludent free choice of atnd
iea, with full couraea In the School of the Acade
mic Lieparlmeut and in the Schoola of Law,
Medicine, Lugiueering and Airricnii-.. pg.
aliieae apply in me ftcrceiarv-of I he Faculty, r. O
I hIithI) of Virginia.
JAMlS K. HARRISON, M D.,
Chalrmanoftbe Facaltl .
REVOLVER FREEST &
cartridge! Addrees, J. Bown it Sou, 1M it IM
Wood St., Plttabur?, Pa. 4.v.
SPECIAL OFFERS FOR
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inzigivlug apecial onVra fur advertising all over
the country. Pricea lower than ever offered belore.
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!6 ccuta by liaucby 4 Co.. Printers' Warehosae and
Adverllaement Agency, m Fulton Street, N. Y.
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Vli'ght. Sample free. Kni.ti .loMa, Naaaau,
SniisuriKLii. III., October 15, 187 j.
Notice la hereby given, that the aecond and third
Keneral meellug! of the creditor! of Clalborne.Wln
hod, bankrupt, will be lu-ld atCalro.Illlnoia.on the
Nth day of November. 1S78. at the office of John Q.
Uarmau. Eaq., Hegiatcr in Bankruptcy, for the pur
poaeaaet forth lu lectiona m aud W of the Bank
rupt act of March lid, ISiiT; aud that I aball. on aald
day,, Die my nnal account! lu the office, of aald Reg
later, and ahall.on the itttu day of November, 1878.
apply to the District Court of the ('nltcd State!, for
the Southern District of Illinois, fur a settlement of
uiv said account!, and for a discharge from all lia
bility as auch assignee, lu accordance with the pro
vllon of the tWth section of aslil bankrupt act.
J. TAYLOIl SMITH,
AMslgneeof C. Wlnalon.
RICE'S EXTRAVAGANZA COMBINATION.
1 V i
For one night only.
Saturday Eve., Nov. 9th.
A lirenl Altracllon-The Celebrated
E x t ravagnnza Combination,
In the ever popular
Willi its Wealth of Attraction.
Among the many novel features of this delightful
production may br mentioned
SPARKLINO ORIGINAL MUSIC,
The moot novd creation the stage has had for many
The Lone Fisherman.
The amusing absurdity '
THE HEIFER DANCE,
The Balloon Trip to Arizona,
THE LIVELY WHALES, ETC.
With full Chorus ami Orchestra and a
great enst. I
General Admission, 7GcU.
Reserved Seats 25 cents extra. To be
had at Hartman's.
Mayor rtciry Winter.
'''reaaurtr-B. P. Parker.
Cutnaelor-Wni. B Ollberl.
Maajhl-C. D. Arter.
Attorny-W. Q. McOee.
Police akglstrale J. J, Bird.
a0iD or ALDKHMIN.
Flra Wrd-Oeo. Yoctim, Wu. O'Callakan.
NerondWard-Wood Klttenhotiae, N.V.Thiatlr
wood. Third Ward-W. P. Wright, John Wood.
Fourth Ward-Charlea O. Patler. D. J. Foley.
Fifth Ward-T- W. Halllday, Chaa. Lancaster.
Ctrualt Clerk-J. A. hectea.
Coonty Judge R. S. Yovum.
Coonty Clerk H. J. Huuiiu.
County Attorney-W. C. Mulkey.
' ooniT 't raaaurer a. j. Amen.
. herltf Pater Saup.
kroner K. PlUgeraiC
. Cuuty Ocmmlealouera-T. . Ilalllilay, M. V
froSi, Oeo. W. Hammoiu.
AFHCAN it. K.-Fourteenth atreet, between
Wilnutaid Cedar atreeti ; aervlcea Sabbath II
a. m. aid 7:30 L m.; Sunday School 1 :J0 p. iu.
CniasTIAN-Klghteenth atreet; meeting Sab
boii 10:30 p. n. ; preaching occasionally.
CHUaC'H OP "UK REDEEMER-Kpl!Copil)
Foiileentb itieet; Morning prayers (Sabbath)
10:30 a m.; eveutig prayers, 7:IW p. m.; Sabbath
chool II a. m. rUiv Ht. J. Dillon-Lee. Reetor,
IjMRST MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHCRCH.
Preuhingat 10:: a. m.,3 p. m., and 7:30 p. m.
Sabbath school at ':: p. m. Itev. T. J. Shores,
LITHE RAN-Thrteenth street; acrvlces Sab
batt 11 a. m. aol7:'J0 p. m.; Sunday school 9 a.
m. itev Duemchne, osstor.
fETBODIST-Cir. Eighth and Walnut streets;
111 Preichlng Salhath 10:30 a. m. and 7 p.m.;
Erayer Deeting, Wednesday 7:it0 p. m.; Sunday
chool, 9 p. m. Rev. A. P. Morrison, pastor.
TjRESIYTERIA Elzhth street: oreacblng on
X Sabhith at 10:10 a. m. and 7:3") p. m.; prayer
meeting Wednesday at 7:80 p. m.; Sunday School
am p. m. itev. xt. x. ueorgc, pastor.
CECOND FREE-WILL BAPTIST - Flfteetth
kj street between Walnut and Cedar streets; ser
vices Satath at i and 7:30 p. m.
ST. JOSEPR'9-(Roman Cathol.c) Corner Croat
and Walnut itreeti; lervkee Sabbath 10:30 a.
m. ; Sundiy School at 2 p. ni. ; Venp.-ra 3 p. m. ; aer
vicea every day at 8 p. m.
ST. P ATRIC S8 (Roman Catholic) Corner Ninth
atreet and Washington avenue; service Sab
bath 8 and 10 a. m.; Vespen 8 p. m.: Sunday School
8 p. m. ; strvtcee every day at 8 p. m. Rev. F. Zabel,
JN8URANCE AGENCY OF
Wells & Kerth,
Royal Canadian (cSSlSShSS
British America AWi.
Afi11v,'llamre and Marine (Millvllle, N. J.)
""""""'I ASSetS, I,W.W7 .04.
fVirn mnniinl i (Of New York Chy).
xvfiuiuci uiai f Aiseu lllJ.4i4.8o.
TTnnUOr Philadelphia; established la 1804.)
nAmAn t lOf DAtODsO..
x' Airman 3 (aimu... ' tua.tH.rn.
RISKS WRITTEN AT FAIR RATES.
Office In Alexander County Hank
FLOUR. ORAIX AND HAY
Hijrhest Cash Price Paid for Wheat.
Farmers' Tobacco Warehouse
Oeneral Commission Merchants,
Not ltt and 1W Comnw l. n.,nn Tttq
illlAveane I' A IRQ, ALLS,
I IBERAL Advancements made on Consignment
j at Tobacco, Flour and Drain.
Dealor in Fresh Meat.
Between Washington and Com
iDOPOtnl Av., radJoinlnB; Ilannrn.
trilPS for lalethe beet Beef, Pork, Mutton, Veal,
-IV Lamb, Sausage, Ac, tad la prepared to larva
fsalllM la aa vetalt Banner.
MARKETS I!Y TELEORAPH
Liverpool, November 5, 8:00 r. m.
Wheat Firm Winter, 8s 8d8i8! ltd;
Spring, 7ii 6d2,9s CJ; California averagers
diOg 10(1 ; California club, fis OJflilOi 2d.
'orn new, '.Jil?i 0d(gi24.
NEW VOR OHAIN.
Nkw Vork, November 5, 12:09 a. m.
Whent Steady No. 3, Chicago, fl495;
No. 2 Milwaukee, 0fi97; Red Winter,
07$I 0,-i ; AinlH)r,07l Ofl; No. S, Ited
Winter, 101. Oirn Easy steamer,
4fl; No. ,4'1; No. 2, 47. Gold, lOOtf.
( 'NIC M10 OHAIN AND PH0DVCK.
CiiiCAo,Novembtt.5, 10:00 a. M. Corn
November, 33334; DecemWr, 328'
bid. Pork December, $0 80 j January,
$8 00. Wheat December, 8383 ;
Janunry 84) bid.
THE YELLOW FEVER.
YESTERDAY! MORTALITY IN NEW ORLEANS,
MEMPHIS AND OTHER POIMTS.
Memphis, Tenn., Nov. 4. The board of
health officially reported four deaths from
yellow fever during the past twenty-four
hours, ending at (to clock to-night. The
unuertukers report three additional inter
mcnts of persons who died lieyond the cor
Dr. Jerome Cochran, of Mobile, Col. T.
S Hardin, of New Orleans, members of the
isational Fever Commission, have arrived
and commenced their labors. The other
two members, Bemis, of New Orleans, and
Dr. Howard, of Baltimore, are expected
daily; also Dr. Harris, of New York, presi
dent of the American Public Health Asso
ciation. These scientists will institute a
searching investigation into the cause and
origin ot the epidemic at this point.
New Orleans, Nov. 4. Weather clear
and warmer; deaths 4; new cases reported
31 ; total deaths 3,958; total cases 13,344
The mortuary report for the week ending
at 6 p. m. Sunday, shows 193 deaths against
310 the previous week ; 69 of yellow fever
again 1 177 the preceeding week; of deaths
lrom yellow fever 65 were whites and 4 col
ored; ot total deaths 70 were children un
der 5 years.
Jackson, Miss., Nov. 4. Nine caaea since
yesterday noon aud two deatha last night.
The Rankin county quarantine was raised
Saturday. Many retugees came home to
uay, uut on learning the situation here re
turned to the country.
Vicksburo, Nov. 4. Three deaths in tha
city and three in the country. Trains on
uie v icksourg and Jtterndan railroad re
sume regular trips Thursday.
Cbattanooa, Nov. 4. No deaths from
yellow lever in the last twenty-four hours
no new rase.
Buy Corley'a cork corset, for sale only I
O. I lay thorn & Co.
The Tidy Housewife. The careful, tidy
housewife, when she is giving her house its
spring cleaning, should bear in mind that
the dear inmates of her house aro more pre
cious than houses, and that their systems
neeil cleansing by purifying the blood, reg
ulating the stomach and bowels to prevent
and cure the disease arising trom spring
malaria ind miasma, and she should know
that there is nothing that will do it so per
fectly and surely as Hop Bitters, the purest
ana ucst oi all medicines, see other col
MIDSUMMER IN FLORIDA.
AN INTERESTING CONTRIBUTION FROM THE
LAND OP FLOWERS.
Editor ok TnK Cairo Bulletin :
Dear Sir Seeing a copy of your inter
esting paper in tho reading room of the
Park View House, in this place, and having
friends in your locality who are interested
in this much-talked-of land, I thought I
would give you a few Items about Florida
In midsummer. If you see lit to give them
a place in your columns, some may bo in
terested in reading them, and If not, they
will help to til I up the waste-basket.
have been in the state since last March; my
father came down in January and spent
some time in visiting the country along tho
line of the Transit railroad, and some of
the towns iu the interior of the state, but at
last decided on visiting and settling at
Orange Park. This place is situated on tho
St. John's river, twelve miles up from Jack
sonville. This is the first landing for bouts
going up tho river. Ten months ago there
was only one family here, now there are
from 110' to 120 northern people set
tled here. The best pier ever built
in Florida v(so the river captains
say, is here. It Is 137.1 feet long. There
Is a lino new hotel open the year round; a
factory running, manufacturing Benedict's
patent Florida Palm, a material now being
largely used for mattresses and upholster
ing purposes; postofuce, daily mails, and
school by a competent teacher. We have
sjso a resident physician and a very One
gentleman In the person of Dr. L. T. Gar
rett, of Philadelphia. Wo have religious
services every Sunday, besides the darkeys,
when they get tuned up, they have music
and preaching enough for two or three or
dinary communities. Take It altogether,
foV ten-month-old town w feel quit
proud of Orange Park. So much for where
live. Now how do we live in the aerni-
tropics? This summer we have anent a
good share of the time during the pa
month pitying our friends at the North ftr
the hot weather thev hav hail AM that
ime the thermometer ranged from 00 9 to
10 0 ull over the North, while the highest
ioitit reached here has been 91 , and that
mly fur two days. The average mld-dav
heat for the past 30 days has been til9,
'hich corresponds to about 77 at the
North. In this most necullar almosnhere
does not feel the heat near so
much as in a more Northern climate.
One delightful feature of a Florida sum
mer, I the almorit eonsUnt breexa that
1 i a ... . .
mows ny night and ty day,, it In a rare
thing to look out on the grand old St. John
and see it perfectly smooth. This breeze
blows from the Atlantic or tire Gulf, and
fans this part of the peninsula, so that a
summer in Florida is made even more than
pleasant. The prevailing winds from May
to October are cither east, south east, or
north east. This cives us an ocjum hnw
coming over live miles of the St. John,
that being its width at this point. The dl
tance from the river to the ocean is thirteen
miles. We can get on a steamer at nine
o'clock in the morning, go down to the
mouth of the river, or the bar, as it is called,
spend four hours picnicing, surf-bathing,
etc., and return to the park for supper.
The fruits of Florida at this season consist
of peaches, apricots, grapes, pomegranates,
plums, figs lemons and tarries. The or
onge crop does not ripen until December,
Away down in the southern counties in tab
State the pineapple matures, and is now
ripe. Vegetables can be had any time, If
you will plant and care for them. To show
the wonderful resources of this soil and cli
mate, I copy from the Orange Park paper
of May 12th, a list of articles grown there.
Corn, sugar cane, cotton, sweet potatoe.
popcorn, cowpeas, India-Jute, teapUnts,
peaches, oranges, lemons, figs, bananas,
grapes, persimmons, blackberries, pes,
beans, strawberries, lettuce, radishes, water
melons, muskmelons, squashes, carrot",
pumpkins, tomatoes, cabbages, onions, beets
turnips, cucumbers, celery, Japan plums,
pecan nuts, black walnuts, hickory nuts,
English walnuts, sage, rice, sweet corn, to
bacco, castor beans, yellow plums, mulber
ries, pomegranates and shaddock. Wllh
such a list to draw trom does It not look at
if we could live, even in midsummer? And
I assure you we do, with as much, If not
mere comfort than I experienced duria
the midsummer months at the north. The
principal reason is, we have always cool
nights, so that most of the time it Is ne
cessary to have woolen covering on the bed.
Often I have received letters from friend,
in the north during the heated term, telling
Of the intense heat 109 or thereabouts
and fearing that we, down here, must be iu
a furnace of fire. Not so, my i lends, the
influence of tho Gulf stream, combined with
the trade winds is what gives us comfort
even in midsummer. One more summer,
such us this has been at the north, and we
shall have to invite our friends to come to
Florida to cool off. It doea not
seem possible for the most remote
Southern State to jkmscss this wonderful
climate, both for a summer as well as a
winter residence, but as a northern lady
spending her first summer in Florida, I can
only say, it is truly delightful and we are
most happily disappointed. Now do not
let any one get an impression that the sua
is not more than warm, it Is hot at midday;
out in the shade or walking under a sun
umbrella, it is not oppressive. Residents
here have 312 days for out-door work in the
year; they do not expect to do much during
J uly nnd August, it is not necessary.
About yellow fever, we have no fear of it,
and we do not think of it except when we
read the associated press reports, and physi
ciuns agree in saying that It could not exist
here. In this letter I have endeavored to
state facts in relation to this section as I
have found them. What has hurt Florida
more than anything else is the flaw
ing, gushing descriptions sent north by
traveling correspondents during the
winter season, and I am pleased
to say that wo have found one place not
overdrawn by printer's ink. Mr. Benedict,
tho proprietor, publicly gays that if all that
is claimed iu any of Ids publications con
cerning Orange Park is not fully realized
by his visitors, and more, too, he will give
them a Iree ticket to the north. We found
everything as represented, and for that rear
son all tho settlers seem to be contented,
and work together In building up the
All the towns on the river are growing
very fast, ami the time is not far distant
when the banks of the St. Johns will be
dotted with orange groves and villas to its
mouth. I have already inflicted too Ions a
letter uiou your readers, but there it so
much to write about that It seem difficult
to abridge. If this finds a place in Your
columns, and I seo mora of tho state, the
spirit may move mo to ogam direct t Flori
da letter to the address of your tateraUng
paper. Lat O. PEMCntt.
Oo and seo the bov' hata. SO coats.
lightly damaged, for sal by O. Haflfcori
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