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IIN, ’ S 01-OVKS, mitts, | IU * l| ll.s, UCES. ETC., Invite, ttic I m of the ladies of Tal ■ i4jU * uul vicinity. KJf materials a specialty. P*tASK. „ L Ptonip:;y and carefully filled. r^^.SCrcL-i.l**,. TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA, JULY 2, 1881). A Kl'tnillß JHAiT lllronull Middle Florida. Aews, Personal .Hots, I!tc. Special Correspondence of the Floridian. Let him who thinks Florida is one long holi day during summer step this way and he unde ceived. Whatever it might have been during the good old times ol long ago, as told by ye old inhabitant, it is a very live section now, and the aforesaid old inhabitant is found “hustling” around with the balance of the folks, accumula ting the good things of life. MONDAY MORNING Found me aboard the cars at Jacksonville bound for Lake City, the county seat of Colum bia county, and which, by the way, is one of the banner counties of the State. LAKE CITY Is one of the old towns of the State, and was quite an important point before the war. The Federals made a raid here toward the end of the war, but were met a small distance from town by a few old men and boys and some regular soldiers who happened to be at home on furlough and icnominiously routed them, although the enemy were consider ably the superiors of the home force in numbers. W hether this battle litis found a place in history or not I do not know, but it certainly proves that the patriots of L ike City are able and have the grit to take care of themselves. It contains some TWO THOUSAND INHABITANTS and is beautifully located on a plateau of table land, sufficiently elevated for all sanitary pur poses. Lake DeSoto, a handsome little lake, lies on its eastern boundary, while some seven or eight others lie within a radius of a few miles, likewise the famous Suwannee river, and furnish as tine boating and fishing as any local ity in the State, while the forests offer the usual attractions to the hunter. THE HEALTH of the city is one of i’s most favorable features. In fact, the entire county has long been noted for its healthiness and the faces of the people show it. The equable temperature lias much to do with this. A heavy storm has never been known. PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS. In this respect it is more than ordinarily- la vored. In addition to its public schools, the State Agricultural C >llege and one of the Expe riment Stations are located here. I did not have time to visit either, but their high state of effi ciency is so well known throughout the State that an extended notice would be superfluous. The great interest taken by the home people in institutions of the kind lias had much to do with building up and extending the good name fit the city. CHURCH ES, The Baptists, Methodists, Episcopalians, Pres byterians and Catholics all have congregations and good houses ol worship. That other great civilizer, THE PRESS, Is up to till ihe requirements and demands. The Tobacco Plant, by Brother Oliver, is blazing the way lor the coming industry ol Middle aud West Florida, as well as keeping up to the standard in other respects as a local paper. The Herald, (iie other local paper, is also in the swim ahd doing its part. INDUSTRIES. The inclustties of the city are beginning to make themselves felt as a factor in the upbuild ing of the town. At the depot are the large saw and planing mills of Capt. E. Ilart, while near by is the ginnery of the Coats, the great thread makers. These are to be changed. The gins will be moved to their Madison plant and in their place will be put machinery for manufac turing netting and other goods in their line, which will be an increase. L. W. Johnson, the wagon maker, who started to make wagon spokes in a small way last year, is enlarging both this branch and his shop and will manufacture for the trade. He is also ad ding a planing mill. He is a young man, ener getic and has worked himself up to where he now is with nothing to rely on but his trade which he learned here. Mr. J. A. Fisher, wagon and carriage maker, is another old citizen whose reputation as a good workman is State wide. He is also enlarging his facilities to meet the increasing demand for his vehicles. It is safe to say after both the above get fairly down to work with fheir in creased facilities, that not much foreign work will be sold here. There is not now, for that matter, being mostly sold in cases when both were behind with their orders. There is a small cigar factory here using Columbia county tobacco, which, be it remem bered, took the premium at the Cincinnati Ex position last summer. It is said to be making a good quality of cigars and meeting with success in sales. WATERWORKS. The city has a good system of waterworks, and although owned by private parties are man aged on liberal principles. They afford an ample quantity of good pure water tor both private urn! business purposes, and furnishing the very best of protection in the emergency ol fire with out the necessity of an engine. OUR BANNER. From the following healthy list it will he seen that the old Floridian has made many new friends They are: Wm Ives, county judge: John Ymzant county clerk; Dr J II I wyniau, dentist; -I 1) Streety tin nd sheet tron worker, stoves and house lurmshmg; L W Johnson, wagon maker, spoke manufacturer and planing mill • J A Fisher, wagon aud carriage maker, R II Lovier, watchmaker and jewelry ; J W TTf-nslev architect, contractor and builder, I Woltz, fancy goods; Captain JS Wood .genera ; STl 'House, undertaker, cantractor and builder ; J H Aunter. drugs; L. L. Green, general mer ihmdise- Chalker Bros. & Price, druggists; 8. Boteler Thompson, bookseller and stationer; the were those who did not already . fin the naper, from which it can be inferret hotel, who had •' EffiSS&i and dtthe aTme tone in more or less of it, lodutkms . . , ot verv far the crown y IS“SS colored 3 porter who was cleaning the lamps and could not get fIWa^ OLUUBIA “w hy the merchants, lor the most part out of debt and getting ahead. The interest in tobacco culture is increasing and will soon become one of the important crops of the country. A great many pear trees have been set out, some of which ar* bearing and yielding handsome returns. Vegetable raising is also carried on to a considerable ex tent. Last but not least, the TRANSPORTATION FACILITIES Of both city and county are one of the greatest factors in their growth. The F. C. ifc P., passes through here, which the Fort White branch of the S. F. <fc W., intersects. The new road, Geor gia Florida and Southern, now being constructed, crosses also here. It runs from Macon, Ga., to Palatka and is completed to Valdosta ; the por tion between here and Valdosta will be com pleted some time in August, while that portion from here to Palatka, a distance of 8o miles will be completed some lime in October. This is one of or will be, the most important line in Florida, from its fine connections North; also, at Palatka where it gets a New York outlet by the new line of Mallory steamers, which are now being built lor this trade, while it opens up a vast territory of fine country which has heretofore had no facilities of the kind. Lake City not only gets new territory but a fine competitive line. NOTES. Morgan & Reynolds, the latter the former Chief Clerk of the Florida House of Represen tatives, have the contract for nil the grading. Charley Finley, Chief Clerk of the Senate, whose home is here, has a vegetable patch which is making him some money. Judge Ives is probably the best Biblical schol ar in the State. He knows almost the entire Old and New Testament by heart and is the most entertaining talker on sacred subjects I ever heard. He and County Clerk Vinzant were in the Southern army together and part of the time in the same mess, lie got out sound. Mr. V. left a leg on the field and they had out of a full regiment but little over twenty men to sur render, all but that number being killed or disa bled. Both have held office tor years, and from common report, will continue to do so as long as they may so desire. ON THE ROAD. From here the jump to Live < >.ik was made. This is a town ol 000 fir 000 inhabitants at the mossing of the F. C. A P. and S., F. A W. roads. Everything is dull although a nice block of brick stores were going up. The town lias a good hotel, the Ethel House, kept bv Mr. J. W. Campbell. The Floridian’s roll was increased three here, the list being the above, J. W. Lloyd, watchmaker, and J. C. Baisden, general mer chandise. From here I went to .JASPER, ihe county seat of Hamilton county. This is one of the live>t little towns yet visited. It contains some 600 inhabitants, on the fine of the S., F. A \Y. at tiie crossing of the Georgia, Flor ida and Southern Railroad. Its location is pe culiarly attractive- lu one mile from the centre of town, all around, is a tall of 60 feet, while on top of this plateau for a considerable distance the surface is almost as level as all or. The whole is 200 feet above the sea, which renders it easily drained and at the same time makes it one ol the healthiest places in all Florida, and such it is. Lwhs told that the town has never known a case of chills or malarial troubles of any kind. Mr. Ancrum, the editor of the Jasper Times, who by the way is the father of the town, came here nineteen years ago from Charleston and began merchandising. The local paper was having an uphill time of it, so he took it in charge and made it one of the cleanest and best count}' papers in the State. He also built a good hull over his store, in which he lets some of the societies meet free. When he does rent it he gives (lie proceeds to the Sabbath School. He looks alter the town, as to streets and drainage, and the sequence is that everything in this re spect is in first-class condition. His paper is in charge ol Mr. Taylor, of Illinois, a neat, tasty printer, and is run in the interest of Jasper. As long as he remains at ihe lore things will be kept in ship shape, and strangers desiring to learn of either town or county will find in him a mine ol information. In this, as in all other instances, Florida’s adopted citizens are better posted and take greater pride ,in showing up and putting the State’s advantages before the world, by far, than those to the manor born. The native “cracker” has very little to his credit in this re spect, strange to say. SCHOOLS AND CHURCHES. Jasper has all these, and in the former espe cially a lively interest is taken, and the evidences of the good influence is shown pervading all av enues of life. The tasty homes, with ornamental surroundings, are the unmistakeable signs one is certain to see where the proper interest is mani fested in these two important subjects. Al though whiskey is sold here the moral element is sufficiently strong to counteract evil influences which otherwise might gain the upperhand. THE JUG TRADE. From this point many of the dry sections ob tain their liquid supplies. A Valdosta whiskey firm have a wholesale branch house here, which sends hundreds of gallons out weekly by iugs. This puts me in mind of what 1 saw in an alleged dry town while on this trip. I wont say what one, but to me it is anew trick ol the hundreds 1 have seen in connection with the whiskey traffic. The party in this case is a cripple. He keeps a darky, who has a large valise, and re mains as much as possible out of public'sight, but always within beck ot his lame master. In this valise is the whiskey shop. You give the muster some money anil in a few minutes a strange nigger will give you a carefully wrapped bottle and then slide out. The law is so blind that it cannot reach a case of the kind, at least it works that way. Yet if it were known where all tins is done it would damage that particular town more than anything else which would likely happen. THE TRADE Of Jasper has always been good and the new road will add to what they already have. It is quite a long cotton market and between 1,500 and 1,700 bales of it are handled annually. Little or no short cotton is grown in this section. In this connection, I will mention that the Horne long cotton gin was invented by Mr. Horne and is now manufactured by the Messrs. Horne A Green, hardware and grocery mer chants of the place. They have them made in Stonniugton Conn., but manage all sales and ship from here. They sold something over sev enty last season, which number will be Increased this year. There are mills in the vicinity which contribute to the trade, also turpentine farms, and the farming element are fairly well oil and growing better all the time. I take the following description of the county from a printed slip furnished me by Mr. Ancrum of the Times: Hamilton county is bounded on the north by WHOLE NO. 3150-SERIES 3.-VOL. 1.-NO. 40. the Georgia line, on the east aud south by the Suwannee river and on the west by the Withla coochee river. The Alapaha river runs directly through the county from north to south. The county is 40 miles long from east to west, with an average width of 15 miles. The population of the county is 10,000. Tue Savannah, Florida and Western Railway runs directly through the county from north to south, and the Georgia Southern aud Florida Riilway from northwest to southeast. All over the county is abundance of pure freestone and sulphur water. Tne lands are fertile and malaria is unknown. O.her towns I and postofflees besides Jasper are Bellville, j Baker’s Mill, Marion, Jennings, Hamilton, Bei | mout, Tyner and White Spriugs. The principal products are corn, cotton, potatoes, sugar cane, peas and peanuts. In fruits they have pears, plums, oranges, peaches, fig-, mulberries, grapes, apples, etc. TIIE FLORIDIAN would, as a matter of course, m ike frien Is here. The list would have been larger but a large club ol subscribers have been on the books Irom here almost for time immemorial. The new ones are Messrs. Small A Gratienreid, liwyers; T- B. Jennings, general merchandise ; Horne A Green, manufacturers of Horne’s long cotton gins, hardware and grocery merchants; F. B. Sweet, druggist; Johnson A Johnson, lawyers; L. M. Frink, dentist; Mrs. Z. Hateley, hotel. NOTES. .Mrs. Z llatel :y, who inns the hotel, is an old, resident and it isji treat to get to her table. The good old style of fried chicken, crisp and brown fresh eggs, country ham, fresh butter aud milk, with everything else leave nothing to be desired • If there is any better teediug place in the State 1 haven’t found it. Saint Wanamaker got in his work nicely here. The party who got the office here was opposed by everybody, including the two Republicans here, both of whom are trom the same State and one from his town. Still there is I believe no se rious complaint of his management of the of fice and he may turn out to be good enough lor a Republican anyway. The court house sits a half mile or more back, in what is called “Old Town,” and is a mucu prettier location than where the toA’n now stands. Mr. I). B. Johnson, the lawyer, has admitted his son to a partnership. He graduated last year and is a bright, studious man- Nearly all the bar here are natives of other Georgia heading the list. They are all staunch friends of the Floridian, aud a pleasant lot all around. The usual term of court will probably miss this time on account of changes made by the Legislature and the same condition of aif.iirs exists at Lake City and Live O ik. Some diss.il islactiou is expressed. The bar as a rule tail to see what is gained by the change while some hardship is worked, especially in tne case ot jail prisoners. O. M. G. Tfu* I'hurleHtou lh an^eliKl. Mr. Henry- W. Howren, now known as the “Charleston Evangelist,” lectured at the Talla hassee Methodist ciiuicb Sunday morning and evening aud again la?t night. He is an eloquent and earnest talker aud nude quite a favorable impression here. Only a lew mouths ago Mr. Howren was a common drunkard, traveling along the broad road' to damnation, but the Spirit of God entered his being and gained the mastery over the demon Rum. lla reformed, aud with the light of anew file before him started out in the endeavor to save others who are slowly hut surely drilling into the Slough of Despond aud into drunkards’ graves. Beimr fresh from the world an l from the enticing gay eties ol Bnchnalian leasts, Mr. Howren can plead with Ins fellow man as no theoretical tem perance lecturer can. He speaks with the voice of experience, and therefore with great depth of feeling, and will, undoubtedly, accomplish much good. Mr. Howren is a native of Florida, having represented Alachua county in the Florida Legislature ot 1881, defeating the “ Little Giant,” Dennis. While in Tallahassee at that session he was, nearly the entire time, in a semi-state of intoxication, and, we le irn trom good authority, kept a keg of whiskey beneath Ins bed witlnn ready reach the whole time. His father is one of the oldest ministers in the Florida Conference and it does seem like a special dispensation from Providence that he should have lived to see his son reformed, saved from a drunkird’s grave* and a worthy minister ol the gospel, destined at no distant day to become famous as a reformer- Good Investment. A Proprietary medicine company located in Massachusetts, fully organized and having good established trade-mark and sale; 200 per cent, profit. First-class testimonials. A large con trolling interest is held by puties representing an estate, which must be settled. To an ener getic panv with #5,0)0 to SIO,OOO to judiciously invest this is a rare chance. Address W. C. FIN GOUT, 40- it. Drawer 27, New Haven, Conn. —ln addition to previous appointments Governor Fleming lias appointed Messrs. W. I. Yasori, ol Tallahassee; B. C. La nier, of Leesburg; \V. It. Moore, of Wei* born, and W. J. MaGill, of Fruit Cove, to be Inspectors of Fertilizer for the State of Florida. —Some of our Republican friends seem horrified that the Legislature ot Florida should give the Governor author ity to appoint local rulers of the city of Jacksonville, but are as dumb as dumb can be when the Republican Legislature of Ohio gives to the Republican Governor of that State authority to appoint a “ Board of Public Affairs,” without the consent of the people, to govern every city in the State having a population of over ten thousand. Consistency is a jewel. MATCHES. Three dozen boxes for in cents at Rawls’. Mrs. Grundy Maya That there must be something in the wind when a popular young gentlemen asks the city editor not to say nothing of his departure from the city. That Tallahassee connoiseurs have added to the list of frozen delicacies by serving frozen watermelon juice, frozen cantaloupe pulp and frozen grape juice. That John Wanamaker is such a scientific aud persistent advertiser that Congress need not to be surprised it he petitions them to allow him to work iu his business caul on the new issue of postage stamps. That the society tor the prevention of cruelty to animals should first of all put a stop to the caging ol mocking birds—if within their juris diction. That when young men climb trees for wild cherries they should beware ol hornets nests. J hat it is said that the LeCone pear will make excellent champaign. That the young man who presented his best girl with a pet dog, then hired a street urchin to steal it, so that he could gain her double grati tude by findin;/ and returning it, should be ex posed before he captures her innocent allections. That Si. Teres i should get up a regatta and invite the State at large to join in. Trial few places in the world otfer such abun dant natural advantages to the settler as does the Tallahassee Country. That Leon county brick are said to be the best made anywhere in the State. I fiat trom the number of marriages soon to take place in lallahassee it would seem that Cupid has taken up a permanent abode here. 1 fiai. a Tallahassee girl refused to go driving with her favorite fellow a few days since because he drove a wnite horse. Her head is crowned with locks ot rich Titian tint. That now is the time lor speculators to come to the Tallahassee Gauntry, if they would se cure profitable investments. To I*roteel AnimaN. A number of citizens of Tallahassee met at City Hall Friday night tor the purpose of organ izing a society for the prevention of cruelty to animals. The temporary organization was made by calling Mr. W. A. Griffith to the chair, with Mr. John G. Ward as Secretary. On motion, the following committees were appointed : On Constitution and Bv law- —W. M. Mclntosh, Ji., J. G. \\ ard, J. i. Bernard, F. T. Myers, D. S. Walker, Jr., and I). W. Gwynn. On Or ganizttion—G. W. Sixon, T. J. Roberts, Arvah Hopkins, Thomas Costa and Dr. W. L. Moor. The society will meet again next Friday night, at which time a permanent organization will be effected. Sanitary Xutice. All persons owning or rentiug property- are hereby notified to put their premises iu good san itary- condition ; those failing to do so will be dealt with according to the ordinance regulating the same. Mr. R. A. Shine has been appointed health officer ami sanitary inspector. He is authorized to make lrequeut inspections of all city prop erty aud to report any oae failing to comply with this notice. All complaints of nuisances to be abated must be reported to him. R. B. Gorman, Mayor. Tall tliassce, June 28. 1889. For Male; My crop ot pears, by the bushel or contents of each tree. James B. Gamble. July 2. 1889 —Mr. T. J. Perkins, Jr., and wife departed Saturday for Green Cove Springs. —Mr. Henry Copeland, a toriner citizen of Leon county-, died at Tuoaiasville last week. —Mr. Whistler is shipping fioe egg-plants from his truck farm just south of Tallahassee. —Mr. Nat R. Walker, editor of the Wakulla Times, passed through Tallahassee Thursday en route tor Concord. —Captain J. W. Dorr was in the city again Saturday and was a welcome caller at the Flo ridian sanctum. —Tne Lawtey c irrespondeut of the Tiraes- Uuion says: “Dr. E. A. Todd lias lately- been on a pleasant semi-official visit to Tallahassee, and returns charmed with the Capital City.” Here is a suggestion : L?t every citizen of Leon county pledge himself to induce cne good immigrant to locate iu the county- inside of the next six month:. Such a thing is possible, and it will double the white population of the county, and every oue knows what that will mean. Why not organize an association here in tbis city with that object iu view ? Many would fail, but others would bring up the average. —We direct special attention to “Press Comments” on sixth page. —Governor Foraker, of Ohio, has been renomiuated by the Republicans. —See advertisement of the Clyde Steamship Line. The Company deserves and should receive the patronage of Flor idians. —Twenty-two Alabama Republicans are candidates for the office ot Lnited States Marshal of that State. —The New Era is the name of anew weekly paper published at Key West, with Dr. li. J. Perry as Editor. It is printed half in English and half iu Span ish and is bright, neat and newsy. We welcome it to oar exchange desk.