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THE FLORIDA AGRICULTURIST 705
from Mr Meads collection and every everyone everyone everyone
one survived during the big freeze freezeIn freezeIn freezeIn
In 1891 and 1892 I raised several hun hundred hundred hundred ¬
dred plants from seeds which I had hadreceived hadreceived hadreceived
received from Southern Brazil Para Paraguay Paraguay Paraguay ¬
guay Uruguay Montevideo and Ar Argentina Argentina Argentina ¬
gentina most of which are now in full fullbearing fullbearing fullbearing
bearing and all being exquisite speci specimen specimen specimen ¬
men plants each particular species specieshaving specieshaving specieshaving
having a beauty entirely its own I Ihave Ihave Ihave
have specimens of the following follovingspecies followingspecies followingspecies
species on my grounds groundsA
A Species of the C australis group groupI
I Cocos australis in bearing very verydistinct verydistinct verydistinct
distinct
2 C datil massve and a strong stronggrower stronggrower stronggrower
grower
3 C Gaertneri a very beautiful up upright upright upright ¬
right kind
4 C Yatay dense and elegant
5 C Blumenavia spreading a beau beautiful beautiful beautiful ¬
tiful species
6 C Bonnetii a heavy bearer bearery
7 C campestris small growing growingwith growingwith growing growingwith
with slender trunk
8 C pumila bushy
9 C eriospatha with massive massiveleaves massiveleaves massiveleaves
leaves leaveslo
10 C Normanbyana small smallII
11 C alba beauitful with silvery silveryfoliage silveryfoliage silveryfoliage
foliage
12 C a small growing sturdy spe species species species ¬
cies with short pinnae pinnae and reclinate reclinateleaves reclinateleaves reclinateleaves
leaves leaves bluishgreen
13 C caeruleopetiolata
14 C Alphonsei the quickest grow grower grower ¬
er but crown not as dense as in most mostspecies mostspecies mostspecies
species These are all distinct and andeven andeven andeven
even a superficial glance suffices to tonotice tonotice I Inotice
notice the difference differenceB differenceSpecies
B Species of the C plumosa group
13 C plumosa a rapid grower and andvery andvery andvery
very beautiful
14 C flexuosa
15 C coronata
16 C Romanzoffiana RomanzoffianaThese RomanzoffianaThese RomanzoffianaThese
These are all equally beautiful and andI
I think C Romanzoffiana is the hard hardiest hardiest hardiest ¬
iest It is planted largely along the thestreets thestreets thestreets
streets of Buenos Ayres where it itcreates itcreates itcreates
creates a fine landscape effect I have haveonly haveonly haveonly
only young specimens of C plumosa plumosaand
and C flexuosa There are very large largeand largeand largeand
and fine specimens on the ground of ofReasoner ofReasoner ofReasoner
Reasoner Bros Oneco These Cocos Cocosspecies Cocosspecies Cocosspecies
species require more water and richer richersoil richersoil richersoil
soil and more care than those of the thefirst thefirst thefirst
first group groupCocos groupC groupCocos
Cocos C cos Yatay YatayIn In the fall of 1893 1893planted 1 1planted 1planted
planted out small seedlings of this spe species species species ¬
cies as well as of C Gaertneri C CBonnetii CBonnetii CBonnetii
Bonnetii and C Blumenavia in front of ofthe ofthe ofthe
the house place placethey they are at present presentfrom presentfrom presentfrom
from 8 to 10 feet high and ail have haveformed haveformed haveformed
formed trunks All are distinct in ingrowth ingrowth ingrowth
growth flower and fruit The finest finestand finestand finestand
and most graceful is C Yatay whic whicstill which whichstill whichstill
still would have retained its first pin pinnate pinnate pinnate ¬
nate leaves had I not cut them off las lasfall last lastfall lastfall
fall The foliage is very dense anc ancof and andof andof
of a glaucous hue The flower spikes spikesare
are pushed up one after the other from fromearly fromearly fromearly
early spring till late in the fall When Whenthese Whenthese Whenthese
these palms bloom countless numbers numbersof
of bees swarm among them and their theirbuzzing theirbuzzing theirbuzzing
buzzing is noticeable at quite q ite a dis distance distance distance ¬
tance The color of the flowers is isyellow isyellow isyellow
yellow and the pollen on the groum groumoften ground groundoften groundoften
often lies quite thick The fruit usually usuallyfrom usuallyfrom usuallyfrom
from 1000 to 1200 in a bunch is ol olthe 01the ofthe
the size of a cherry yellow in color coloroblong coloroblong coloroblong
oblong somewhat mealy and very veryfragrant veryfragrant veryfragrant
fragrant A nightblooming cereus cereusclimbing cereusclimbing cereusclimbing
climbing up among the leaf stalks anc ancalong and andalong andalong
along the trunk was not hurt in the theleast theleast theleast
least during last winters cold when whenthe whenthe whenthe
the thermometer registered 20 degrees degreesFahrenheit degre degreesFahrenheit 5 5Fahrenheit
Fahrenheit I received the seeds of this thisspecies thisspecies thisspecies
species from Ascuncion Paraguay ParaguayCocos ParaguayCocos ParaguayCocos
Cocos Blumenavia BlumenaviaThis This very dis distinct distinct distinct ¬
tinct kind has been raised from seed seedwhich seedwhich seedwhich
which I received from Southern Brazil BrazilIt
It is wore open in growth with more morereclinate morereclinate morereclinate
reclinate leaves than the former or orthe orthe orthe
the next The flowers are brownish brownishred brownishred
red and yellow and the fruit the size sizeof sizeof sizeof
of an acorn and almost of the same samef9rm samform sameform
f9rm form is quite solid even when fully fullyripe fullyripe fullyripe
ripe It emits a strong odor like rip ripapples ripapples ripapples
apples The clusters weigh about 5 to
8 pounds and each one consists of ofabout ofabout ofabout
about 500 fruits In the remnants remnantsof
of the old leafstalks surrounding the thetrunk thetrunk thetrunk
trunk I have planted ferns and native nativeorchids nativeorchids nativeorchids
orchids which flourish with great vig vigor vigor vigor ¬
or orCocos Cocos Gaertneri GaertneriThis This is an upright uprightgrower uprightgrower uprightgrower
grower like C datil and almost con constantly constantly constantly ¬
stantly in flower and fruit The speci specimen specimen specimen ¬
men has ripened this year up to the thepresent thepresent thepresent
present day August 23 fifteen bunch bunches ¬
es of fruit each weighing from 25 to
35 pounds and it still flowers and andpushes andpushes I Ipushes
pushes up new flower scapes I have
even seen its flowers in winter but butthen butthen buthen
then the fruit does not set The flow flowers flowers flowers ¬
ers are yellow with conspicuous lav lavender lavender lavender ¬
ender anthers I have counted from 900 900to 900to 90 90to
to 1100 fruits in one cluster the size sizeof siz sizof size sizeof
of small plums When ripening the thestrong thestrong th thstrong
strong fragrance a mixture of pineap pineapples pineapples ¬
ples bananas and strawberries per permeates permeates permeates ¬
meates the air for a great distance It Itis Itis I Iis
is very juicy edible and is greatly rel relished relished relislled ¬
ished by most persons The color is isa isa isa
a brightdeep yellow sometimes with withred withred withred
red cheeks This plant as well as the theformer theformer theformer
former were raised from seeds which whichI
I obtained from the late Mr Gaertner Gaertnerof
of Blunicnau Brazil who sent at the thesame thesamc thesank
same time the beautiful Epiphyllum EpipliylltimGaertneri EpiphyllumGaertneri EpiphyllumGaertneri
Gaertneri which he had found growing growingon
on one of these palms on his place placeThe placeThe placeThe
The trunk of my specimen is covered coveredwith coveredwith coveredwith
with ferns particularly Polypoditun Polypoditunattreum Polypodiu111aureum Polypodiumaurcunl
attreum P pectinatum Tillandsia Tillandsiautriculata Tillandsiautriculata Tillandsiautriculata
utriculata and a fine specimen of ofPhyllocactus ofPhvllocactus ofPhyllocactus
Phyllocactus crenatus crenatusThe crcnatusThe crenatusThe
The Polypodium atireum which whichcovers whichcovers whichcovers
covers the trunks of most of my palms palmscame palmscame palmscame
came up entirely by itself itselffrom itselffromwhence itselffromwhence from fromwhence
whence I do not know as no speci specimens specimens specimens ¬
mens of it grow in this immediate vi vicinity vicinity vicinity ¬
cinity cinityCocos cinityCocos cinityCocos
Cocos Bonnetii BonnetiiThis This is the small smallest smallest mlallest ¬
est of the four The foliage is of a agreen agreen t tgreen
green color and strongly recurving recurvingThe
The lower leaves are of a more yellow yellowish ¬
ish green hue The seed from which whichI
I raised this plant originally came camefrom camefrom camefrom
from the late Mr Charles Naudin of ofAntibes ofAntibes ofAntibes
Antibes Riviera an authority on onhardy onhardy onhardy
hardy garden palms and who pro proclaimed proclaimed proclaimed ¬
claimed it distinct from any other otherhardy otherhardy otherhardy
hardy Cocos I paid ioo for 5 seeds seedsand seedsand seedsand
and raised three plants of which only onlyone onlyone onlyone
one survived It bears large clusters clustersof
of delicious juicy and strongly fra fragrant fragrant fragrant ¬
grant fruit the size of a a small plum plumof plumof plumsof
of a yellow color and densely packed packedaround packedaround packedaround
around the main stem of the spike spikewhile spikewhile spikewhile
while the points of the side branches branchesare brancheare
are are usually bare The seeds or nut nutlets nutlets nutlets ¬
lets of all these palms are precisely preciselyof
of the form of a tiny cocoanut with withthe withthe withthe
the same characteristic three eyes eyesScottish eyeScottish eyesScottish
Scottish Plow Match Custom CustomSome CustomSome CustomSome
Some of the old customs made madebettor madelJetter madebetter
bettor workmen than we have now nowThe nowThe nowThe
The St Louis PostDispatch gives the thefollowing iliefollowing thefollowing
following account of a custom that is isstill isstill Isstill
still in vogue in Scotland ScotlandDuring ScotlandDuring ScotlandDuring
During the early earl months of the year yearone yearone yearone
one can witness in almost every everyparish everyparish everyparish
parish of Lowland Scotland the inter interesting interesting interesting ¬
esting spectacles known as plowing plowingmatches powingmatches plowingnaatcltes
matches These are contests of ofskill ofskill ofskill
skill inaugurated by local committees committeesof
of plowing associations for the en encouragement encouragcment encoulagenient ¬
couragement of the apt use of the theplow theplow theplow
plow As a rule only the ordinary ordinaryplow ordinaryplow ordinaryplow
plow is used and the work produced producedis
is certainly most surprising especially especiallyto
to those who are familiar with the thewheel thewheel thewheel
wheel plow only for nowhere can canstraighter canStraighter canstraighter
straighter or neater work be seen seenthan secnthan seenthan
than in these matches matchesOn
On die Saturday appointed or the thefirst thefirst thefirst
first suitable one thereafter for the theweather theweather I Iweather
weather often breaks in on arrange arrangements arrangements arrangements ¬
ments those interested meet in the theearly thee1rl theearly
early e1rl morning at the rendezvous rendezvousThis rendezvousThis rendezvousThis
This is usually a holm or large flat flatfield flatfield flatfield
field the owner of which is wont to tosupply tosuppl tosupply
supply provender for the day to the thecontestants thecontcstlIlts thecontestants
contestants in return for the labor laborexpended laborexpended laborexpended
expended on his land This is a very veryworkable veryworkable veryworkable
workable arrangement and from ex experience experience experience ¬
perience a mutually satisfactory one oneThe oneThe oneThe
The ground is pegged out into equal equallots equallots equallots
lots and assigned to the competitors competitorsthe
the work set being sufficient to keep keepthem keepthem keepthem
them busy from about 10 a m to tojust
just before the gloaming evening eveningThe cveningThe eveningThe
The first few fe furrows plowed plowedcal plowedcalled cal called ¬
led in Scotland the ferriu ferriuhave have of ofcourse
course a very important bearing on onthe onthe n nthe
the result of the mans work and andsome
liberty libelt is allowed during these thesein
in the way of measuring breaking breakinginto breakinginto
into furrows etc not afterwards afterwardspermissible afterwardspermissible afterwardspermissible
permissible When hen some thirty plows plowseach
each with its pair of decorative horses horsesare
are in full action the scene is one of ofgreat ofteat
great teat interest The plowmans jargon jargonor
or encouragement or rebuke to his histeam histeam histeam
team falls fall < strangely stran el on the unitiated unitiatedear
ear while almost the human attitude attitudeof
of the horses moving slowly forward forwardwith
with an occasional glance back over overthe
the shoulder as if to view the furrow furrowninaxes
one unaccustomed to the scene sceneAs sceneAs sceneAs
As each competitor comes to the theend
end of a furrow friendly hands re relieve relieve relieve ¬
lieve of the shafts and wheel his
team around for the return journey journeywhilst journeywhilst journeywhilst
whilst he as often as not refreshes refresheshimself refresheshi1l1 refresheshimself
himself hi1l1 < elC from a can of water dashed
1 with oatmeal held by another ardent ardentsupporter ardentSUPIJortcr ardentsupporter
supporter Groups of spectators for forof forof
of course it is holiday in farmland farmlandwander farmlandwaudcr farmlandwander
wander around the field examining examiningand
and criticising the work When time timeis timeis timeis
is up the judges examine the plowing plowingand plowingand
and by a system of points award the theprizes theprizes
prizes and these are not a few fewThe fewrIte fewThe
The best workmanship earns be besides beshIes besides ¬
sides the first prize a medal which whichthe whichthe whichthe
the Highland and Agricultural Society Societyawards SocIetyawards Societyawards
awards to the winner at these autho authorized au authorized tho thorizecl ¬
rized matches But scarcely a com competitor comIlctitor competitor ¬
petitor goes away emptyhanded emptyhandedThere emptymndedThcre emptyhandedThere
There are rewards for the best ferrin ferrinthe ferrinthe ferrinthe
the best h t finish the first finished finishedamong finishedamon finishedamong
among amon the th prizewinners the best bestharness bestharness bestharness
harness the best kept old harness harnessthe harnessthe harnessthe
the best decorated horses lorses the oldest oldestand oldestand
and the youngest competitors com lctitors the theman theman theratan
man longest with his present em employer emIlloJ employer ¬
ployer IlloJ l the man who has come the far fartherest farthcrLSt fartherest
therest the man with the largest largestfamily largcstfamilJ largestfamily
family etc etcIt etcIt etcIt
It may be seen from the enumera enumeration enumcration enumeration ¬
tion that much is done to rouse the in interest interet interest ¬
terest of the plowmen in their work workfor workCOl workfor
for it stands to reason that he who whowould wbowonlll whowould
would win must practice care and no noone noone noone
one after seeking a plowing match can candoubt candouht candoubt
doubt that tills object is attained attainedBut attainedBut attainedBut
But the best wine is 8 kept to the last lastThIs lastThis
This is the prize for the most hand handsome handsome handsome ¬
some unmarried plowman the judge
being not infrequently no less a per person peron person ¬
son on than the reputed village belle bellehen belleWhen
When hen she has made choice gossip gossipmay gossipmar gossipmay
may have made it long before beforethe beforethelooks beforethelooks the thelooks
looks of ofellvy envy from all and sundry
leave the spectator confident that thatmany thatl1laIl thatmany
many l1laIl of those who that day had prov proved proved proved ¬
ed their worth before the shafts shaftsaye shaftsayeeen aye ayeeven
even with the medal on his breast breastwould breastwould breastwould
would be willing to exchange places placeswith placeswith placeswith
with the blushing youth with whom whomsweet whomwect whomsweet
sweet Phyllis ll1 JJis had honored Frequent FrequentIy ¬
ly there is pointed out strangers at atone atoue atone
one of these gatherings a strong well wellknit wellknit wellknit
knit middleaged plowman whose whosesonsy wholleSOUs whosesonsy
sonsy SOUs wife had picket em oot at a apleuch a apleueh apleueli
pleuch plow match matchNeptune matchNeptune matchNeptune
Neptune Fla June 16 1905 1905E 19OOE 1900E
E O Painter Fertilizer Co CoJacksonville Coacksonville CoJacksonville
Jacksonville Fla FlaGentlemen FlaGentlemen FlaGentlemen
Gentlemen GentlemenI
I may send a box of grape fruit to N C CWambolt CVambolt CWambolt
Wambolt My fruit is grown on flatwoods flatwoodsland flatwoodsland flatwoodsland
land where most people here told me I could couldnot couldnot couldnot
not grow anything in the CITRUS LINE LINEThe LINEThe LINEThe
The fine quality of fruit is due entirely to toSimon toSimon toSimon
Simon Pure
Yours truly
trulyJ
J Thomas Ziegler ZieglerP
P S SoIf If you offered a prize for Kumquats KumquatsI
I reckon it would be mine Since using usingSimon usingSimon usingSimon
Simon Pure on them they are much finer in inflavor inflavor inflavor
flavor and color than they were when I used usedJ usedT usedJ
J T Z ZSheep ZSheep ZSheep
Sheep as a Commercial Proposi Proposition Prop Proposition oBi oBiion ¬
tion tionOn tionOn
On acount of our mild climate sheep sheepmay sheepUla sheepmay
may Ula be made more profitable in Flor Florida Floricla Florida ¬
ida than in the northern States The Thegreatest Thegreatest Thegreatest
greatest difficulty here is to protect protectthem protectthcm protectthem
them from worthless dogs The TheBreeders TheHIceders TheBreeders
Breeders Gazette tells of the success successof 8UCCCSSof
of a Wisconsin farmer farmerThree farmerThree farmerThree
Three years ears ago a Wisconsin man manpurchased manpmehased manpurchased
purchased on the Chicago market a aband aband a aband
band of eighty ewes at a cost of 240 240A 240A 240A
A few days da s since he disposed of them themnot themnot themnot
not one having died meanwhile meanwhilefor
for 310 4 Although old and in his judg judgmcnt judgmcnt judgment
mcnt past 118t the age of breeding brce ing useful usefulness u6efullIeS usefulness ¬
ness another fanner secured them themwith tl1emwith themwith
with the object of founding a flock flockThe flocklhe flockThe
The Wisconsin man while a good goodsheep goodshccJl goodsheep
sheep handler did not keep books booksconsequently booksconsclluclltl booksconsequently
consequently his revenue revenue from that thatsmall thatslllall thatsmall
small baud of ewes can not be given givenwith gIvenwith givenwith
with any an degree of accuracy During Duringthe Duringthe Duringthe
the three years they tlle were on his farm farmhowever fannhowCcr farmhowever
however he sold lambs to the value valueof valueof valueof
of about 500 annually although to todo too todo
do o this it wa was necessary necCSS3r to keep them themuntil iliemuntil themuntil
until midwinter This money he re regarded regllded regartIed ¬
garded a ns 11 clear profit charging up the thevalue iliealne theValue
value of the wool woo against the cost of ofmaintaining ofmaintaining ofmaintaining
maintaining the ewes and raising the thelambs thelambs thelambs
lambs In other words a band of ofeighty ofeI ofeighty
eighty eI hty ewes paid a return of 200 per percent percent percent
cent annually on the original invest
Warrant Warranted to Give Satisfaction SmtlmfmcllenGombsults SatisfactionGombaults n nGombaults
GombsultsCaustic Gombaults GombaultsGaustic GombaultsCaustic
Caustic Balsam BalsamHas
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A Safe Speedy and Positive Cure for forCurb forCurb forCurb
Curb Splint Sweeny Seen Capped Hock HockStrained HockStrained HockStrained
Strained Tendons Founder Faun er Wind
Funs and all lameness Iamme from Spavin SpavinRingbone Spall SpaviaRingbona D DRiDgbone
Ringbone and other bony bon tumors tumorCares
Cures all skin kin diseases or Parasites
Thrush Diphtheria Removes all aUlunche
Bunches lunche from Horses or Cattle CattleSvery CattleAs CattleAs
As a Human Remedy for Rheuma Rheumatism
Sprains Sprains Sore Throat eta ft I is invaluable invaluableEvery invaluablevery
Every very bottle of Caustic Balsam sold li liWarranted fsWarranted isWarranted
Warranted to give satisfaction sfactton Price 150 150per 150per 150per
per bottle Sold by druggists or sent by ex express expreIS exFt ¬
press rss charges es paid with rail directions for forits forIts foruse
its Ft Ftrss use K3TSend for descriptive circulars circularstestimonials circularstestimonials
testimonials etc Address AddressThe AddresaThe AddressThe
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To properly digest its food the fowl must musthave musth3ve musthave
have grit What the teeth are to the human humanbeing humanlIeing humanbeing
being grit is to the fowl We e can now furnish furnishground furnishground furnishground
ground oyster shells from which all the dust dustand dustand dustand
and dirt has been screened to t supply this grit gritwhich gritwhich gritwhich
which is lacking in nearly all parts of Florida FloridaGoods FloridaGoods FloridaGoods
Goods very inferior to ours and full full of dust dusthave dusthave dusthave
have been selling for 100 to 125 per sack of oftOO
100 pounds poundsE
E Eo O PAINTER PAI TER FERTILIZING CO COJacksonville COJacksonville COJacksonville
Jacksonville Fla FlaBISULPHIDE FlaBISULPHIDE FlaBISULPHIDE
BISULPHIDE OF CARBON CARBONFor
For use in all granaries to kill weevil 10 de destroy destroy destroy ¬
stroy rats and gophers and to keep insects insectsfrom insectsfrom insectsfrom
from the seed etc etcao
20 CENTS PER POUND POUNDput
put up in five and ten pound cans Fif Fifteen Fifteen Fifteen ¬
teen cents extra for the cans cansE cansE cansE
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ami the fact must not be overlooked overlookedthat overlookedthat overlookedthat
that a 1 band of ewes of this size with withtheir withtheir withtheir
their progeny are a constant care on onthe
farm this being one reason why whythe
the native crop is as meager as it is

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