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' , '' ,UUI anl Mir k ‘*- >t..-k adapt* and iu, ' ,k " e Au • oo A\( HO>s; (j A TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA, OCTOBER 15, 1889. LEAVENING POWER Of the various Baking Powders illus trated from actual tests. ROYAL (Pure )aBBHHgSBHHZHBOBnnBBBHEHI GRANT’S* (Alum)... .BBBnOBBBM RUMFORD’S* (fresh).. .■■■■■■■MBi HANFORD’S (when fresh) S3BBBmnonm CHARM* (Alum Powder). WQDBMBnnBC | DAVIS’* and 0. K.* (Alum)nHmHHß CLEVELAND’S ■MBBBDSB PIONEER (San Francisco) CZAR MBBBHQB DR. PRICE’S MMBBI | SNOW FLAKE (Grors) ■■■■■■ congress mmmmmmmm hecker’s mmmmmmmm | GILLET’S IMHBBBB HANFORD’S (None Such), when not fresh. .HHH : PEARL (Andrews & Cos.) ■■■■■■ I RUMFORD’S * (Phosphate), when not fresh...■Mß | Beports of Government Chemists. “ The Royai Baking Powder is composed of pure and wholesome ingredients. It does not contain cither alum or phosphates, or other in jurious substances.-EDWARD G. Love, Ph.D.” “The Royal Baking Powder is undoubtedly the purest and most reliable baking powder i offered to the public. “ Henry A. Mott, M. D., Ph. D." “The Royal Baking Powder is purest in qual- I ity and highest in strength of any baking pow i der of which I have knowledge. “ Wm. McMurtrie, Ph. D." * All Alum baking powders, no matter how I high their strength, are to be avoided as dun- I gerous. Phosphate powders liberate their gas i too freely, or under climatic changes suffer de | terioration. Presents in the most elegant form' THB LAX ATIVT /no F'DTPITIOU# ..'L'ICC —OFTHE FIGS OF CALIFORNIA, Combined with the medicinal virtues of plants known to be most beneficial to the human j system, forming an agreeable 1 and effective laxative to perma nently cure Habitual Consti- J pation, and the many ills de pending on a weak or inactive condition of the KIDNEYS, LIVER AND BOWELS. It is the most excellent remedy known to | CLEANSE THE SYS TCM EFFEC Til ALLY When one is Bilious or C. onsti rated i SOI HAT PURE CLOCD, REFRECKIKC SLEEP. HEALTH anrt ttTRENCTH NATURAi-cY FOLLOW. Everyone is using it aw - sll are ' delighted with it. ASK YOUR ORUGQIST FOR OoP FIGB MANUFACTURED ONLY DY , CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO, SAN FRANCISCO, CAL. LOUISVILLE, KY. NEW YORK, N. K , Feb. 2, 1889-1 y From the Christian Advocate. Mr. A. Iv. Ilawkes has gained a national repnta j tion as i practical optician, and his celebrated I spectacle and patent spring eye-glassee are known I throughout the United States. We are writing tbißurticle with a pair of of his new crystalized lenses, and they seem to us as transparent as light itseir:and with them the finest print clear as in youth.—Editor Christian Advocate. IALLEYESFITTED And Fit Guaranteed, At the Drug Store of i M. LIVELY, Tallahassee, Fla. ! March 19, 1889—1 y MISS E. J. STEPHENSON Has now open a large and handsome atock of Spr!i& Sun Millinery, Aleo a fine assortment of the latest novelties in COLLARS, RUCIII NG S, GLOVES, mitts, iiamburus, laces, etc., to which she invites the attention ofthc ladies of Tallahassee and vicinity. Fancy Work Materials a Specialty. Orders from a dislance promptly and carefully filled. 1 At labahsee, Fla., March 21, 1889. OCTOBER 4j>KAPEX. Th<* Itlack Ncnppernoiig Nid to be tlie Finest Wine Urope in the World. Last Thursday Mr. W. C. Tally, one ol the most progressive and go-ahead citizen* of Wakulla, brought to Tallahassee sun pies of rich flavored, juicy grapes and an excellent quality of wine made from them —think of it, ripe grapes in October. These grapes were grown on Mr. Tully’s place, and he has hundreds of them. He has named them tire ‘ October Fruitland,” and will supply vine 9 to any one desiring ihem at reasonable prices. The grapes and wine were taken to Mr A S Harper’s art sludio, where he ar ranged them as only an artist can and took a large photo of the collection. A small oval table, the bottle of wine in Ihe centre, a wine glass on each side, and these surrounded by great bunches of large black grapes intermingled with green leaves, while upon a white background long festoons of the vine, thickly studded with bunches ot fruit, and leaves yet fresh and green, completed the picture. One of these pictures and samples of the grapes and wine will be placed on exliihi tion at the Piedmont Exposition, the Sub- Tropical and the Semi-Tropical each. The grape is large and almost black, grows in short, thick clusters, is full of juice and has the flavor of a muscadine. The vine is a prolific bearer and the grapes ripen in October, just when there is u scar city of fruit. The wine is of a peculiar clear pink in color, and Mr. Tully says that these grapes will make from five to six gallons of w;m to the bushel. A Floridian reporter showed samples o! the crapes to Mr. Earnest, an expert, who says they are of the black scuppernong seed ling variety, and are the finest wine grapes grown in the world. the imii;ktky iiooyi Hid Kuvtler White wants a I-'ln ger In nil (lie Proposed Unter prines nod oilers to l*ut I p IIIm Share of the Itequircd Funds. To the Editor of the Floiudlan : In your recent issues you introduce sev *’ral topics that would benefit Tallahassee Some of them you prediot would surely Ik paying ventures. First. A chicken farm Well lam not •o sungu.ne ol the profitable results of ' vou advocate, but think if any risks are ti >e run in such enterprises they should In borne by our own inhabitants, and in or ier to place matters in a business shape I will be one of three or four who will snpph the dimes to give this a fair trial. You advocate the erection of a building in which mechanics—and wh\ not all other classes of our community— may meet and enjoy themselves. rhis could "ne made profitable and con venient by adding an Intelligence Bureau (<>r those wanting labor done or for t!ios -eeking work, and, as it could notpossib'} be ii better hands than tho-e of A. J. Fish viiv not get the subject iu a tangible shape. All our business men would aid in such a tmve. Pip me down for S2O <r S3O il'nrc es try. Poke Mr. Fish in the lib- and iii i ru plainly that as lie is hle.-sf-d with lots "i ‘li thy mere lie in looked to and ex p't ltd to had in the mutter and not !ea\ ii to “ tender feet ” or pilgrams. Hko. E. Wimii. W aLulla 4 hips. From the Crawfordviilr Tinx-c. There is no tisli on earth that can compute w illi the Florida mullet; and the cotinlv of big springs —Wakulla, can supply a counties* demand. The County Commissioners delegated Did ut their lst meeting to ieprr w-nt them at a convention of County Com missioners to be held at Jacksonville on the loth ilist. Hon. \V. W. Walker, of this town, and Mr. Newton J. Ross, of Leon county, who own the noted "Shell Point” fishery, have mavt-d down lock, stock and barrel and will soon commence hauling the finny tribe out of the “briny deep” hy thousands. In an interview with President Blake,of ibe A. T. Au G. R. It. a few days ago, he in formed us that “ positively the above road would be completed ; that ariicles of agree merit for building the track had been en tered into; as to how long before the road would be completed it was not his province to say, as that whr now altogether a matter of the contractor.” Miss Maggie Cason, Ihe beautiful and ac complished young daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Cason, of our town, is not only one ot the best teachers iu our public ■chools, but the best lady sportsman in the South. It is Miss Maggie’s pride to saunter forth before breakfast witli a breech loader on her shoulder in quest of squirrels which are in abundance around the village, and •be seldom misses a squirrel in the top of the highest tree. She is the lady cham pion shot of Florida. I*aini ! luiut ! The Averill Paint is the best. Ready for use. Guaranteed to outicear all others. Write to Seeley Bros., 112 Burling Slip, N. Y-, for beautiful sample card. Inferences : John Claik, Jacksonville; Gustave Starke, ! Fernandinu; J. I)odd, Santord; J. M. BourJand, Pine Level; E Gates, Man - W. L. Durr, Federal Point; J. (). Neal, Warrington. Sept. 17-2 m. THE LEON. Florldn’n lnrlor Hotel—Active Preparation*! for the Kanh ol Winter I'ouriHtis. A FIFTY ROOM ADDITION—AI.L MODBItN IMPROVR MINTS NEW FCKNITCKK AND FITTINGS—ATTHAC TIVE GROUNDS —SCIENTIFIC ( IIKFS FROMPT, AC COMMODATING AND POUTE WAITERS AND RKLL BOTK —EVERYTHING FIRST CLASS, NEW, FRESH AND ATTRACTIVE—THE KAME EFFICIENT MAN AGEMENT- HOTEL OPENS FOR THE KECEITION OF GCES-TK DECEMBER 22D— A CUT OF THE ENLARGED HOTEL. That the Leon, Florida’s Parlor Hotel, is one ol the best kept, most comfortable, home-like and popular hostelries in Flor ida, will be cheerfully testified to by all who have been ils patrons in the past. And the management is determined that it shall be improved, enlarged and brought as near perfection for the season of 1889-90 as brains can plan and money accomplish. Tbirly carpenters and a large corps of masons, painters, plumbers, wall paperers, etc., are now busily engaged in enlarging, remodeling, repainting and renovating the Leon, the work being superintended and pushed forward by Mr. W. T. Davis, the contractor, and overlooked and still further hastened hy Mr. M. L. Oglesby, the genial, efficient and popular manager. The addition, or, more properly speak ing, the new building, will extend from the west 9ide of the hotel all the way out to Adams street; will be three stories high, ihe same as the present building, and will contain about fifty sleeping apartments, making the hotel in all a house of one hun dred and fifteen rooms,besides diniug halls, parlors, reading rooms, bath rooms, office, barber shop, etc. The rooms of the new’ building w ill all be in suites, to be used singly or together, and will have convenient inside blinds. Several of the rooms will contain baths and tlicie will he three additional public bath rooms. This addition will give a largely in cr-’asrd number of unnv south.front rooms, which are always appreciated and enjoyed by Northern tourists, ami the virw from them will be quite picturesque. Tiie dining bull i* being cnlurg> >1 a'ul will be a bright,cheerful loom, seventy-six feet long and thirty-two feet w idc. New linen, and china o! an entirely new and neat ptllcru and color, has been or lire ]. The iinini; hall will he light; dby lIn• e hr.tiu >oine tw i I v* tight ehande’.iei lie private dining hull for lauolies or Palin’s ami the dining hull h-r mures uml ciiddn ii are both lu iiu ei laiged and will tiu iian ! -orach furnished. Anew ki eiieli i- lining erected. 71 t \ 30 feet in on ore sjde of which will he a sloierooni 4!) Ly 18 h-et, and ii will l connected with the dining hail by a [as sageway t< n feet wide, on each side ol which is in lit m silver and f i nit strving room. This department will be furnish'd with new ranges, broilers, etc., of the la test improved mute s. There will be a large and neatly furn ished room for a barber shop, and a newly j furnished lavatory and bootblack’s hall have been added. The main office has been considerably enlarged and anew ami handsome couu- j ter with convenient desks has been ordered from Cincinnati. There will be in the building a telegraph office, news stand and cigar counter, and i everything will be done lor the conven ience and co 11 fort of guest*. The principal parlor, located in the new building, will be handsomely furnished and briliaotly lighted, ii occupying the utb west corner of the building and being 41 j hy 30 teet in size. The former parlor will | he used as a reading and writing room lor genfemeu and ladies. The hotel is being papered, oalcemiued | and painted throughout, and will be fresh j and attractive to former guesis as well a* , new. The house will be lighted by gas and j have water woiks throughout. There will lie open fires in every room,: burning either wood or coal as desired. If found satisfactory a Wood’s hot water j heater will be put in to warm halls and 1 public rooms. The sanitary anangemeut of the hotel is j perfect. The drainage is through three j thousand feet of sewer pipe to running wa ter, having a fall ol one hundred and thirty feet, the pipe-, all being trapped. All the water served will be ruin water ’ WHOLE NO. 3174-SERIES 3.-YOL. 11.-NO. 3. filtered through Gate City filterers, and will be ice cold, when desired, being kept cold by outside contact with tbe ice. We print herewith an accurate picture of the new hotel, as it will look when com pleted, and former patrons, who are nearly all readers of the Floridian, can see at a glance what wondcrtul4improvements are being made in their wiuter home. The park has been enlarged and opened into the hotel grounds and a wide pathway has been laid out, running diagonally through the park from the hotel to the cor ner ol the first business block, thus making the way up-town shorter and more conve nient. The grounds and park have been en closed by anew, low fence and many choice flowers, including one hundred roses, hyacinths, tulips, etc., have been set out, tbe grounds being greatly beautified thereby. There will be woll laid off croquet and lawn tennis grounds and the billiard ball will join the main building. The chefs are to be expert artists in their line, and the waiters, bell boys, hall boys and all attaches will be well trained, atten tive and polite. There are few, if any, better or more ef ficient hotel managers in the South than Mr. M. L. Oglesby, and he will take espe cial pleasure in providing every possible comfort and convenience for guests. The old county jail, which use to be i such an eye-sore to patrons, lia9 been torn down, and in its stead are now tbe beauti ful and attractive florist gardens of Mr. Hein), from which Mr. P. J. Iljort, tbe ! manager, will furnish guests of the hotel | with choice conservatory flowers in any quantity or design that they may desire. Tourist travel to Tallahassee was much larger last winter than any previous year— and the promise for this winter is that the number will be more tlmn doubled. But the J Leon will be ready to accommodate them, and ol that special accommodation so much desired and sought after in hotel lifi-—home 1 comfort*. Then, too, Tallahassee has progressed in other n spects since la*t winter. In nddi -1 tion to the many new buildings erected work lias been begun on our city water | work-, and the Tallahassee Street (far Com pany assure us that their line will he com pleted and in operation from the depot to Long Grove Addition hy December 15— ears pas-imr alongside ot the I.tou eveiy ft!ret’ii minutes, making tht fare up from the depot tit licit < ii a| cr, and a! the same time about as comioitabe as emuiage travel. Limit r w inu r vi .tors to Tallahassee , will pii-a-e -low Tliis paper to their hiends aid It ! them si e wlno sort n| h)U 1 accoin laudation Tali dris-i e, the Floial Ci’y. can lurni-ii tin m. The work o' enlarging and renovating the Leon will be complete and its doors will be thrown open lor the accommoda tion ol guesis on December 22 1. nitn.in vr winmnu. Alice I’.. Fenny lleeumeH Jlr*. Cdwurd Si. Carter. It was a brilliant wedding which took place at Christ church cathedral, Fredrick ton, Monday afternoon, when Edward S. Carter, editor ami publisher ol Progress, St. John, was united in marriage to Miss Alice E. Finely, daughter of George E. Fenety, Queen’s printer, of Fredrickton. The cere mony was performed by the Metropolitan of Canada, assisted by Rev. G. G. Roberts and Rev. F. Alexander. Miss Hunter of Fredrickton acted as bridesmaid and H. E. Fenety, brother ot the bride, as groomsman. Mr. and Mrs. Carter lelt on the afternoon train lor Fredrickton Junction, where they took the C. P. R. express lor a bridal tour of the provinces.—Sc. Stephen (N. B.) Courier, Oct 3. Mr. George E Feuety and family spent last winter in Tallahassee and Miss Alice was a social favorite here. The Flori dian and her many Tallahassee friends ex tend congratulations. ■Med. K inches —Ai her residence in tbe town of Springfield, Livingston Parish, La., Mrs. A. T. Kmclieii, wife of Hon. A. W. Ivinch en, on Sunday, Sepiemb-T 30, 1889, after a long and lingering illness. Born in Flor ida April 9, 1834. She haves a husband and six children to mourn her loss.—Mau ri pas (La.) Gazette. Information Furnished. Tallahassee, Fla., Oct. 12, 1889. To the Editor of the Floridian : As your correspondent, “ Tar Payer,’* seems not only to want, but to be sadly 1b need of information, I will endeavor I# supply him as far as the vague nature of hi charges can be reached : First. A school term contains four school months. Second. No school has been allowed t* run for “ seven mouths with only tw# scholars.” The Centreville white school was tilt only one which ran seven months, and it had through the term a good average at tendance, as shown by the monthly re ports. For the two additional months tbe School Board granted a small appropriation in ad dition to the regular salary, at the request ot the patrons, to aid them in paying tbs teacher for the extra work. Tbe Board bad granted extensions of the regular term to other schools when asked for with the proper representation from the patrons. Third. There has been no instance of a “ negro teacher allowed, to teach one term and then with the same pupils move toa> ether house near by and teach another full term.” Schools were opened at different times during the last school year, both white and colored, upon petitions made bv those who were to be the patrons, when the reasons for granting the same were deemed suS cient by the School Board. None of these were nearer than two or three miles of each other and in the instance of colored schools they were only granted in those neighbor hoods where the school already established was crowded beyond the capacity of the house to accommodate and the power at the teacher to give the proper attention to the pupils. Fourth. It is not true that the county teachers’ salaries were reduced. At ths beginningof the last school year the Board met to fix the teachers’ salaries ; in five <ff the white schools they were put to lower figures in order to bring them down to aa equal footing with the other schools, baaed on their attendance ; in a number of schools the salaries were put up higher for tbs same reason, and the teachers knew’ what they w’ere to get when thsy entered on tbs work. That part of the charges relating to tb# County Superintendent’s salary and hi* dating '• his warrants back to is not only silly, 1 but deliberately false. I came ino office by appointment Septem ber, 1887. Tiie School Board fixed my salary l'<>r one year, which closed Septem ber, 1888, leaving tbe time from then to January, 1889, to be artanged for. I waa commissioned in January, 1830, for four years, to succeed myself, by virtue of tbe election held in November, 1888. Uudar this commission 1 entered into office oa tbe first Tuesday in January, 1889; attbekr first meeting in that month the Board fixed my salary lor one year and allowed com pensation for the intervening time trrrm September, 1888, to January, 1889, on tbe same basis. In consideration of the increased arantmf of work connected with the office tbe Board fixed the Superintendent’s saiary at hu increased amount over it#* first vear’a. The proposition came from a member Of the Board cf Public instruction and wu unanimously passed. My salary never was “raised in the spring” nor at any other lime after it waa once fixed for the year. I never dated “ warrants hack to Septem ber.’' nor did I ever issue any warrant ex cept with its proper date, under the knowl edge and order of the Board of Public I struction. I challenge “Tax Payer” t point out a single instance iu support ot ill is frivolous charge, the records and hooka ot my < Hire are freely offered to his inspea tion tor that purpose. ! In conclusion, it may In* well to give t | "Tax Puvei ” a bit ol charitable admoni tion, to beware how he is rushed into print again by those “county teachers.” Otr footstep- should be siow and firmly planted oo a plane so slippery. N. W. Efpes, County Superintendent. Yliccosukle Items. Miss Sue Blake leaves to-day lor Talla hassee where she will remain for the wii ter. Mr9. Perkins, Mr. and Mrs. Turnbull and daughter, Miss Corinne, left Tuesday for a two weeks’ visit at St. Augustine. Our village lias an Alliance Club and a T mperance Council now. Both are doing good work we hope. The talk of the tobacco syndicate baa somewhat subsided. We should not let tt fall ihrougn, but have 50 acres of the finest tobacco raised in Leou county next season. We have the land to do it. Miss Oglesby opened school here on Mon day la6t, with quite an encouraging number ol scholars. We like Miss Oglesby’s way of teaching. Our merchants are busy every day buy ing cotton. They have bought up to date 425 bales. Mrs. Column, Miss Alice Collin* and Master Jimmie Herring returned home Thursday from a visit to Ocala. Breaking Texas ponies is one ol oar amusemements now. We understand one of our wide awake merchants, Mr. F. T. Christie, will have a car load here this week. Now is your chance boys. The contractor to build the wire fence arouud the county has gotten as far as Miccosukie lake, having commenced at the Georgia line. Our farmers are in splendid spirits over the good corn crop and also over tbe good price of cotton. Hurrah for tbe Alliance! Fajbmul It Won’t Bake Bread.— ln other word* Hood’s Sarsaparilla will not do impossibft ities. Its proprietors tell plaiuly what It has done, submit proofs from sources of un questioned reliability, and ask you frankly il you are suffering from any disease or affec tion caused or promoted by impure blood or low state of the system, to try Hood's Sar saparilla. The experience of others is suf ficient assurance that you will not be dis appointed in the result.