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VOL. LXIV. i mic m A Graphic Pen Picture of Phasing Scenes, lATH SHASTA’S SHADOW. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur C. Jackson on Their Lecture Tour Revel in the Beauties of Nature and Write Entertainingly of What They See. Palace Hotel, | San Francisco, Dec. 15, 1891. f To the Editor of the Floridian : lain in receipt ot the papers containing mv letters irom Montreal of November 2nd. Six weeks have passed during which we have traveled thousands of miles and trust that we have accomplished some good work for Florida. At Chicago we again had the pleasure of meeting Col. Chipiey and accompanying him and Mr. Hirst on an inspection of the World’s Fair grounds. Florida can have a space larger thau any other state will occupy, with the exception of Illinois, provided she raises sufficient funds Dr the product!"!; and maintenance of an exhibit worthy ot her. I have learn ed since my arrive! lire that a space 20 feet wide and ot any desired length is available in Midway Ihaisance. At Omaha we doiied 10 make a trip in- Ito thePac’fic Northwest. At Denver we Lrccc epro'afo" *>• 'he M'uUg Cos igress, a ■peat gathering ot believers it; the free and ■mlimitel coinage ot silver. After visi- Hog Colorado Springs, M union Chey fDne we j urneyed aeros- M.e (eminent to fyrtUn i v : u the Unio:, Pacific Short Line, thence to Tacoma, Seattle and Port Town send. Washington and \ ictoria, British Columbia. Retracing our steps to Port land we came through to >an Francisco via the Southern Pacific in .'IT hours. The h-a are of thi- last j nirney after crossing the Si kiy*> u mountains from <) - egoD iato Calilornia is Mt. Shasta. Until within a few years this country was reached by an eighty mile Mage ride, and onfy those with tifne and money at their dis posal could afford the luxury of such a trip, but now the mighty shadows of the mounts e Hie crossed by the lines of the Sjutherr, P.cific Company’. Our friend Mr. W. 11. Jackson, the cele brated scenic photographer ot Denver, who has probably seen more of this Western country than any one in it, a gentleman of the keenest artistic taste, concedes to chasta unparalleled grandeur. There is one mountain in Colorad ) and one in Cen tral California claiming a greater elevation fb&n Shasta, hut they are so surrounded &nd bulwarked by high ranges, especially Leone in California, that their great elc nation is lost in their environment. Shasta has no rival within a ralius of fifty miles, h stands supreme, solitary’ and alone, the ®podimeot of eternal strength, of cold, white desolation, like some remnant burnt-out world, and yet standing Lere in its death-like shroud, exposing here and there a lava rib, this monster draws your attention, fa-cinates you, warms you, and compels you to gaze dpou it until the eye is dimmed with ”* rs - hen seen as we saw it at even -I<ie ' w 'hen twilight shadows have dark- CDeu the valley below, this monarch toong mountains, this vast pyramid of iov, and storm-swept ridges, is trans- into a great beacon light ol glory, I hen the warm, mellow-light loves to mgn r . wj,, •, ,] H . r ielior-t halo of gold and nirison enrirele il with their- loving w!n ;v the last and best treasures . '•*' i... ~g sun arc poured out in a one fins profusion until it is driven by e night Pi, ndep- and grays beyond the or.zo:’; tram the tranquil light of the j Is ’heirs iiiing avenues of silver -’ w !i its furrowed, hoary slopes: soon Con,os ~iit from behind the night 1 '-cat lias], of radiant silver that kC'C.-n across the sky and dims the light S,; n-s t in* higher peaks are aliame t< v. "" 1,1,1 * IU; :U,, T -slowly from spire R*d from ridge to ridge tjiis in ‘eseent il ,od sweeps on until the e m>nutai it glows and gleams with a “y 1 supernal. V]| !*. ave fioen much interested to find bem' V ,la,i ” < s OM sa^e 111 markets te PT ’ as 'tire exceptionally fine speci . 'd naval oranges from Phoenix, thes*. 1 * 1 111 K ‘ ze ’ appearance aud tlavor blr -i Zona oran £ es compare favora &ou^ lt -r - l^C ' ‘ilifornia fruit. The trees bare} T ' M - V ' vt ‘ r,: picked are said to [(s<, M ~ !! I'lanted as recently as April, •• I here are already some 000 acres hi]** . oltrus fmiu in the Salt Rver e f l - V ’ a,, d atr ingemeuts are now being om t U: ' to ldant 4,000 acres during the g ln k r year. With the fruit referred to or,a cr berion, there would seem to be Jar k |oun< i lul tl*e belief that Arizona the p tssihilities as an orange region • •* “relr olnia growers have suffered se- Jre \_ Wlt ,‘ un bhe lasf few days by a se iut iu d-storm. Estimates by compe gfcffV l^ ace the losses in the San i ' alley region at not less than 8200,000. The damage to some of the trees can scarcely he estimated in dollars and cetns. In a number of groves they are injured so that they will probably yield very lightly next year. Some are blown over, others broken off. yet others are split down from the top like an um brella turned inside out The California State Board ot Horticul ture has amended its rules in view of the coming planting season and the expected importation oflarge quantities of fruit trees into the state. Tim chief object is fo pro tect as far as possible, the vineyards and orchards of the state from all pests and dis eases of an in jurious nature. The amended rules require all consignees or agents to no tify the local inspector or quarantine guar dian within twenty-four hours after the arrival of imported trees, plants or seeds are to be inspected, and, if necessary, disin fected immediately upon their arrival. If insects or diseases are found the shipment is to be guaranteed for at least fourteen days, or until a qualified officer shall pro nounce the plantsor seeds free from conta gion. The introduction of orchard slock from districts where peach yellows or roselte exist is prohibited. There is also a clause which prohibits the sale, distribu tion or transportation of any material until the same is thoroughly disinfected. Defi nite disinfecting requirements are also made with regard lo trees, grafts, buds, scions, etc. The officers of the society are empowered to proceed against imported stock as a nuisance provided it is infected. After visiting some of the principal cities of California we expect to go to the City of Mexico and hope to reach Florida early in January. AitTirrn C. Jackson. Real jnerU Is the characteristic of Hood’s Sarsaparilla, aud it is manifested every day in the remarkable cures this medicine accomp lishes. Druggists say: When we sell a bottle of Hood’s Sarsaparilla to anew customer we are sure to see him back in a few weeks alter more—proving that the good results from a trial bottle warrant continuing its use. This positive merit Hood’s Sarsaparilla possesses by virture of the Peculiar Combination, Pr >portion and process used in its preparation, and by which all the remedial value of the ingre dients used is retained. Hood’s Sarsapa rilla is thus Peculiar to Itself and absolutely unequalled in its power as a blood purifier, and as a tonic for budding up the weak and weary, aud giving nerve strength. CHATS ABOUT MEN. It is asserted that Chauncey Depew lias had 2,000 Amt-rican infants named after him. John Evans, of Denver, who was the War governor of Colorada, is a hearty and well preserved man, now ii. the seventies. It is said of Jerome K. Jerome that he can tell a funny story and appreciate a joke as well as if he were an American instead of an Englishman. Rev. Arthur Bele Nichols, the hus band of Charlotte Bronte, lives in Ire land, and occasionally preaches in the little jiarish church near which he re sides. Mr. Theodore Tilton resides jierma nently in Parks. Tilton is an amateur carpenter, and opening from his study is a perfectly equipped shop in which he passes some hours daily. Pere Hyacinth is not a tbeosophist. The report recently circulated that tlie great French preacher had abandoned his work in the “Gallicau Church” and become a disciple of Theosophy, turns out to have been a canard. Rev. Hugh Price Hughes, the noted British churchman, is a bright, studious and thoughtful man. It is difficult to tell how old he is, for though he has a youthful face his closely cropped dark beard is streaked with gray. The late Professor Christopher Johns ton, who was one of the most noted men in Baltimore, left a son who, although yet a young man, lias a high name among scholars as a student of Semitic languages and as a Bible critic. Judge Charles Daniels, of the supreme court of New York, will retire from the bench at the close of the year after a long term of service, lie was originally a cobbler, and studied law while he earned a livelihood with awl and last. Colonel Maurice S. Langhorn, of Lynchburg, Va., recently extracted from his leg a fragment of the Minie ball with which lie was wounded at the battle of Seven I hues nearly thirty years ago, as he was leading his regiment, the Elev enth Virginia, into action. &akin c POWDER Absolutely Pure. A cream of tartar baking powder. Highest of all in leavening strength: —Luttst O. S. Govern ment Food Report. TALLAHASSEE, FLA., SATURDAY, JANUARY 2, 1892. FLORIDA HAITEXIXGS. NEWS AND COMMENT IN BRIEF PARA GRAPHS. STATE PRESS CLIPPINGS. THE BUSY HUM OF PROGRESS WAFTED FROM ALL QUARTERS OF FAIR FLORIDA —NOTES ABOUT THRIFTY TOWNS. There is talk of building a marine rail way at Titusville. W. 11. Rogers will manage the new Rockledge hotel at Rockledge on Indian river this year. The Tropical hotel at Rockledge is to open in a few days with Peck & Moon as the new proprietors. The taxpayers of Orange county are liborally responding to the 2-mill asses ment for the World’s Fair fund. R- T. Patten of Fort Myers anuou aces that he will give §5 for the liret tarpon caught a* Fort Myers, St. Janies City, Punta Rassa or Naples this year. The South Florida foundry and ma chine shops are manufacturing three phosphate plants, to he operated at Tampa, Bartow and on the Alalia. Orlando is to have anew weekly paper to be called the Masonic Star. It will be published,by W. V. Goff, and will be devoted to the colored Free Masons. W. L. Gibson, assistant cashier of the National Bank of Jacksonville was the recipient Friday of a Christmas present in the shape of 8000 worth of bank stock of tne above bank. The balance of the machinery lor the s.iw-mill for the Seminole Indians arrived at Fort Myers the other day and was haul ed out Monday by two teams, three yoke of cattle to each wagon. The Interocean telegraph line reached Kissimmee last Monday, and has located a temporary office at E. P. Tebe.au’s resi dence. It is expected to get the line fin ished to Jupiter by Jan, 20. There are at present twenty tramp tourists being entertained at the Hotel d'Orlaudo at the expense of the city. Twelve of them have found in Orlando what they were rot looking f~,—v a John Gomez of Chocaluski, Lee county, aged 111 years, was in Fort Myers for sjv eral days the past week, returning home Monday. The old gentleman is as spry as a cricket and iu better health than a year ago. A curiosity in the way of a watch key can lie seen in Gainesville. It is the badge of the society of the South Carolina Col lege, organized in 1805. This ba !ge was made in 1820 forjudge Thomas N. Daw kins. A citizen of Lee proposes to buy and erect all the machinery necessary lor put ting rice in a merchantable condition it the farmers of Hie plant enough rice next year to give it employ ment. Woik was commenced this week at Ti tusville on the addition to the tailroad company’s freight house, which addition, when completed, will be used by the em ployes ot the railroad company as a general freight office. Commodore Hughes of Titusville sold his fine yatcb Silver King last week to M. F. Dwyer of lb>ckleJge for about 84,000, and has sent north for another launch call ed the Wild Cat, which is said to be the fastest thing that floats. The DeLand Manufacturing company have made a contract with the Thomson- Houston Electric Light and Power com pany for one of their improved electric light plants, and the agent of the com pany will begin work at once. Governor Fleming has signed the death warrant of Daniel Killens, alias Daniel Williams, convicted of murder iu the first degree at the spring term of circuit court fori he seven'h judicial circuit, held at Or lando. Thursday, January 22,1892, is the day appointed lor the condemned to sut fer the death penalty. Dan Dixon, who lives near the lamonia iake, in Leon county, accepts cooters as legal tender at his store. It is said to he an interesting sight to see Mr. Dixon’s customers, alter having purchased various articles, reach down a sack and hand him a large cooler, for value received, for which, iu return they gel twoor three small cooters in change according to the amount of goods purchased. The Okeechobee dredge, Capt. J. F Monge in charge, Is now about ole and a half miles to the south of Okeechobee lake, and the water is running so k svvift into the everglades that the dredge has to be an chored to keep it from going south. The water in the great lake is falling percepti bly, end there is no doubt but that the (’aioosah itebee will be kept free irom overflow in the future. Pensacola News: Miss Mollie F. Kelly has been appointed postmaster at Pollard, Ala., vice H. C. Witt, resigned. Mr. Witt had been the incumbent of the place since Juue, 1870, nearly twenty-two years, hold ing the office through every administration since that time, and having ever been a consistent democrat. He served through out the war as a private in the confederate army, and is now giving up his office and Pollard as a home to remove to tlm city, where he will in future reside. The old gentleman is the lather of John C. Witt of this city. Oviedo Chronicle: Mrs. W. P. Lasitter had an unusual experience a few days ago. As the story goes she saw a large hawk descend to the ground. As the liaw’k did not rise after a short time she decided to investigate. On approaching the place the hawk arose and perched upon a tree near by. In a few minutes it descended again. Mrs. Lasitter proceed ed to the place and found that the hawk had tackled a large black snake. Its talons were fast in the snake, and the snake so entwined about the wings and body of the hawk that the latter could neither disengage it>elf from the snake nor rise w ith it. Mrs. Lassiter took ad vantage of the situation, and arming her self with a club killed both snake and hawk. If you feel weak and all worn out take BROWN'S IRON BITTERS An Untaught Diplomat. “You know, Nick,” said his mother, “a gentleman never asks for things, no matter how badly he wants them.” “Why doesn’t he?” said Nick, opening very wide his round four-year-old eyes. “Because it is impolite and greedy. That is why it annoys me so to have you ask your Uncle John, whenever he comes, if he has brought you candy. Remember, now, you must never do it any more.” “But it’s my candy—he says so—and he wants me to have it.” “Then he will certainly give it to you, and you must wait his time for it. If I ever Jigain here you ask him 1 will not let you have it. So promise me that you will not. I know my little boy wants to be a gentleman.” Nick made the promise with a very sober face. He was the normal small boy, not a little angel, yet he had been trained “upon honor,” and felt that a promise once made could not be broken. This is the way he kept it. When Uucle John came again, his nephew, after greet ing him, leaned meditatively against his chair and said, “You didn’t bring anything but yourself this time, did you, Uncle John?” “Yes, I did,” said Uncle John with a laughing shout; “I brought a whole pound of candy, and after that I wish it was two.” —Harper’s Young People. “Bustl'd,” Not Broken. Doubtless our unlettered friends have fine distinctions iu the use of words, for which we do not give them sufficient credit. Anew pupil in a colored school took a shattered lamp chimney to show her teacher. “Ah!” said he, “your chimney is broken, is it?” “No, sir,” sh" answered, “it’s busted. ’* In her distinction of terms lay all the difference lietween a confession of guilt and an assertion of innocence. The word “broken” she understood to mean that the mishap had occurred by her own fault; and in correcting to “busted” she meant to imply that some unknown agency, a current of cold air, perhaps, had caused the break. Here is a distinction as clear and real as we make in more scholurfy terms. — Youth’s Companion. The Most IMflicnlt Thing to Mutch. The most difficult thing to match is white paper. A customer comes iu here with a sheet of white paper, letter or any other kind, and asks for paper just like it. Not once in 5,000 times can such a customer be accommodated, and for the reason that there is such an end less variety of shades in white. People look astonished when I tell them it is so, but when they go out and try they soon find out. —Interview in Chicago Tribune. SA W-ltllLL FOR SA LE. New mill of 12,000 feet daily capacity situated on railroad and river front Edger, Planer and Wood saw. Good local ar.d shipping trade. Will sell on ount oi other business. A. Glatbeb. Fernandinn. Fla OXB ENJOYS Both the method and results when Syrup of Figs is taken; it is pleasant and refreshing to the taste, and acts gently yet promptly on the Kidneys, Liver and Bowels, cleanses the sys tem effectually, dispels colds, head aches and fevers and cures habitual constipation. Syrup of Figs is the only remedy of its kind ever pro duced, pleasing to the taste and ac ceptable to the stomach, prompt in its action and truly beneficial in its effects, prepared only from the most healthy and agreeable substances, its many excellent qualities commend it to all and have made it the most popular remedy known. Syrup of Figs is for sale in 50c and 81 bottles by all leading drug gists. Any reliable druggist who may not have it on hand will pro cure it promptly for any one who wishes to try it. Do not accept any substitute. CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO. SAN FRANCIBCO, CAL, LOUISVILLE. KY. NEW YORK. N.Y. Titifu ami J’laln Not many years ago the title of doctor was considered justly as an bouor and an evidence of sound education and training. The extraordinary fondness in this country for titles of all kinds, especially those of doctor, professor and colonel or some military equivalent, has taken away all the prestige from the name. The druggist at the corner is a “doctor,” the chiropodist is a “professor,” and the advertising columns of some newspapers are emblazoned with pictures of these long haired “doctors” and “professors.” To a man who has been a groom the bestowal of “doctor medicin©,” no doubt, still confers an honor; but, on the whole, the title has become rather a trade mark and a convenient means of unobtrusive advertisement rather than a badge of distinction or evidence of scholarly attainment. There seems to be a growing feeling that, after all, the title of “mister” is as noble a one as a gentleman needs or can desire. This is the title that is almost now a distinction among medical men, who feel their own strength and rest on their consciousness of being masters of their art—the good old title of “mister,” which some of the best men in the profession find ample for all social and professional purposes. It is certainly infinitely more honorable than any unacademic or un warranted use of the title of “doctor.” And I see many indications that this view is shared by the professional aud by many who think they have a right by conrtesy to something more. —New York Herald.' It Came Off, for Once. “How now! What ho! dear sir,” said an old rounder, stopping me at the Wash ington statue in front of Independence hall, “will you allow me. beneath the shadow of this historic building, to speak a few words to you?” “Well, go ahead,” I said. “For about the fiftieth time I read the Declarati<n of Independence today,” he rontinued, “and I pondered long and deeply over it. I believe the whole gist of it is that all men are free and equal. Am I not right?” “Certainly. But what have I to do with that?” 1 asked. “Everything, my dear sir, everything,” he replied. “You are a good American, I know, and that is the reason why I wished to say to yon that men are not free and equal in all cases.” “In what cases are they not?” “Well, take fur instance our own case,” he said with all seriousness. “True, we are Ixath free, but we are not equal. You have enough money about you to buy a bracer. I have not. Therefore we are nut equal. Do I make myself clear?” “Perfectly. Here you are. Will ten place us upon an equal footing?” “Undoubtedly. Would that all Amer icans thought as much of om funda mental principles.” And he shot up the street rejoiemg in the fact that for once he was free and equal.—Philadelphia Press. Name* of London Streets. I don’t wonder that reformers shudder when it comes to the names of streets. I myself have counted twenty-six King streets, sixteen Queen streets and thir teen Duke streets in this town! The same uame will repeat itself in street, road, place, crescent and square, upper aud lower, east and west, until the brain begins to soften. We’ve spent more shillings in directing cabs to Gloucester something or other, when we ought to have gone to Gloucester something else, than I dare tell. Bob declares he’ll be chained to an ad dress book hereafter. I suppose a good deal of this repetition is due to the greediness with which London swallows up town after town. But really there is no excuse for baptizing the same streets several times. One street in our neigh borhood, not half a mile long, has three names. It’s a blessing to get into Picca dilly, Oxford street and the Strand, for then 1 know where I am; but now 1 come to think of it, I don’t know any thing of the sort, for Piccadilly runs into Knights bridge, that street runs into several things, the Strand becomes Fleet, street at Temple Bar—or, perhaps I ought to say, at the place where Temple liar once stood—and Oxford street loses itself in Holboru.—London Cor. Kate Field’s Washington. Tlie Glow Worm’d Light. The English glow worm is the wing less female of a winged beetle. Some suppose that the light she bears is le -stowed for her protection to scare away the nightingale aud other nocturnal birds. Others, however, believe that the gift of brightness is the very lure by which her foes are assisted to discover and devour her. Much speculation has been indulged in as to the nature of th< glow worm’s light, which is not put out by water nor seemingly capable of giv ing forth any heat. It has lieen asserted that the light diffusing substance con tains phosphorus, but this has never been proved. Certainly it is incapable of communicating ignition to anything. —Washington Star. Qniniue Manufacturer*. Those engaged in the production of quinine, whether from bark or chemical ly, suffer with a peculiar skin affection caused by the inhalation of the vapor from hot solutions of the drug. Fever is an accompaniment of this malady.— New York Recorder. WHOLE NO. 3290. DIRECTORY OF FLORIDA LAWYERS A GKAIIAn, ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELLORS-AT LAW, Titusville, Fla. [Postofflce box No. 250.] Uf Practice in all the Courts. W, WALKER, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW Tallahassee, Fla. up stairs, over Poatofflce, JJOWELL TITUS, ATTORNEY and COUNSELLOR-AT-LAW, And Notary Public for State at Large. Titusville, Fla. gTA^FOBDAMaettEY!RII,nf ATTORNEYS-AT-LAW, Abcadia, Fla. J W. BRADY, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW, Babtow, Fla. gyPractices in all the Court*. £ B. 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