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THE PENSACOLA JOURNAL, SUNDAY MORNING, MAY 3, 1914.
THE SUCCULENT OYSTER
MADE APALACH FAMOUS
Highly Developed Industry
Worth Xearlv a Mil
City the Greatest Oyster
Canning Center of
The succulent oyster has made. Apa-la.-hic
ifa famous or possibly it was
Ai. lai -hirola that made the oyster fa
mous. Me that as it may, however,
the fact remains that Apalaehicola
is the greatest oyster canning cen
ter in the country and that the in
dustry is worth nearly a million
dollars annually to the city and sec
tion. There are three large canning
establishments in the city of Apalachi
OOta and a number of smaller ones,
and these concerns pack 10,000 cases
of 24 cans each during the oyster sea
son, from September until April 15.
In addition to the cannitj- industry
there are a number of houses engaged
in the business of supplying the raw
trade, and these concerns shipped,
during the past season, 107.000 gallons
)t raw oysters in cans. In addition
to this, eighty thousand barrels are
shipped annually in the shell. There
are upwards of 125 boats engaged in
taking the oysters on the reef, em
ploying 20 men. and about as many
nterc find employment in the canner
ies. Cover Large Territory.
The Apalaehicola oyster at least
the canned variety is known through
out the length and breadth of the land
and heavy shipments are made to all
sections. Most of the canned oys
ters go to inland cities, although
quantities of them are sent to the
Pacific coast. There is a constant de
mand for this product, and it is in
creasing steadily notwithstanding the
fact that quantities of the refrigerated
product are now to be had almost
everywhere. The "Apalachee", "Pearl"
or "Alligator" brand of canned oys
ters are staple articles In nearly all
the stores throughout the south,
through the farming regions of the
central west and in the mining camps
of the western mountains. The great
est care is used in the canning of the
product and the canneries of Apala
chicola are noted for their cleanliness.
Sanitary cans are the rule and the
weight of the different containers in
solid meat is plainly printed on the
labels. The greater part of the prod
uct is put up In cans containing five
ounces of ovsters possibly 25 to 35:
a small portion of the pack is in four
ounce cans for the cheaper trade.
Shells a By-Product.
One result of the. extensive can
ning operations is immense ouantities
of shells and, for a long time, Apala
chicola was rather hard nut to use
the surplus. Nowadays, however, the
oyster shells are used in the building
of hard roads and the city of Apala
chicola has miles of the finest streets
in the state constructed of oyster
shells, large quantities are disposed
of to other cities and even now the
city of St. Andrews, on St. Andrews
bay, is building five or six miles of
streets with oyster shells from Apa
laehicola, There is some talk in the
city of erecting a large mill for crush
ing the shells for the use of poultry
men, and it is considered highly pos
sible that a company for this pur
pose will be organized in the near fu
ture. The fish business at Apalachlcola Is
also large and, during the "off season"
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Corner of Reception Room, Fran kirn Hotel, Apalaehicola, Florida.
TWO FRANKLIN COUNTY HOTELS.
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Upper The Franklin Hotel at Apalachlcola.
Lower The Port Inn at Port St. Joe.
practically all the boats that engage in
the oyster trade during the winter
months are at work in the fisheries.
Thousands of pounds of red snapper,
mackerel, trout, redfish and other
species of fish are annually shipped
fresh from Apalaohicola to the interior
cities and immense quantities are
salted down for later shipment. The
shrimp 'business is on the increase and
it is probable that some of the can
neries will go into the shrimp pack
ing business hefore a great while.
Both the oyster and fish business
of Apalachlcola is increasing, particu
larly since the inauguration of ser
vice by the Apalachlcola Northern R.
R... and It is believed that the business
of next year will .be greater than at
any period in the city's history.
ACT TO REGULATE
BUILDING OF DAMS
Indigestion? Can't Eat? No Appetite?
A treatment of Electric Bitters In
creases your appetite; stops indiges
tion; you can eat everything. A real
spring tonic for liver, kidney and
stomach troubles. Cleanses your whole
system and you feel fine. Electric
Bitters did more for Mr. T. D. Peeble's
stomach troubles than any medicine
he ever tried. Get a bottle today. 50c.
and $1.00 at your druggist.
Bucklen's Arnica Salve for Eczema.
FOR FEDERAL BUILDING
A new building for use as a custom
house, post office and quarters for the
Federal officers in Apalacnicola will
be constructed in the near future, an
appropriation of $75,000 Tor this pur
pose having already been made by
Congress. Plans are being drawn and
work will be commenced as soon as
the treasury department officials can
make the necessary arrangements.
Washington, May 2.- The house in
terstate commerce committee it was
announced today, has decided to make
a favorable report on the bill intro
duced by Representative Adamson of
Georgia, amending the act regulating
the construction of dams across navi
gable waters. The measure now gives
authority to the secretary of war to
accommodate communities and derive
some revenue for the government from
projects constructed wholly at the ex
pense of the government by leasing
on satisfactory terms, with proper
safeguards, the surplus water not
needed for navigation at such projects.
There is also included a provision
permitting the use of public lands for
dam nrojects on terms to he prescribed
by the secretary of war where the pro
posed structure is to be in a navigable
Try It, Brothers: Two men were
talking of the hard time. "Poes your
wife ever grieve because she threw
over a wealthy man in order to mar
ry you?" queried Hall. "Well, she
started to once," was the reply, "but
t cured of it without delay." "I wish
you would tell me how," said Hall. "I
started right In grieving with her."
replied the other, "and I grieved hard
er and longer than she did.'" Lippin-cott's.
Some Mistake: "What name are you
calling?" asked the telephone sirl over
the wire. "McCohan," the customer
answered. "I beg pardon?" asked the
girl. The man repeated it. The wire
was silent for a moment then the girl
said: "Wait a moment, please. T
think the wires are crossed." Ladies'
FOR 6R0WER OF
CROPS OF ALL KINDS EASILY
RAISED AND MARKET ALREADY
BUILT AT APALACHICOLA.
There is a srolden opportunity await
ing the grower of garden truck in
Franklin county, for the demand is
heavy and the supply small. Although
there are a numoer in tne truck busi
ness, the amount they produce is
nothing compared to the demand of
Apalachlcola and Carrabelle alone, to
say nothing of the immense territory
which is easily reached from e'ther
point. Land suitable for vegetables
may be had at the present time, with
in easy reach of the larger towns, for
from $10 to $20 per acre, and as good
land a little further away may be pur
chased for as low as Sfi. And there
are thousands of acres of this land,
simply awaiting the magic touch of
The staple crops corn, cotton,
sweet potatoes and the. like do excep
tionally well, and those who have tried
the raising of other vegetables upon a
commercial basis have invariably
made a success of it. Tomatoes do
well and may be grown tn quantities
sufficient for canning purposes but
as yet there are no canneries. Celery,
egg plant, cabbage, melons, cauli
flower, asparagus, beets. Bermuda on
ionsin fact every crop of this de
scription does well anywhere in
Franklin county. And two crops,
sometimes three, may be gpown with
An effort is being made, both by the
railroads and by individuals who own !
large tracts, to induce farmers to j
settle in Franklin county. Those who j
are already there are 7oing well and I
the county has enough available land I
to support many thousand families.
'2 i iwiii i ' 11 lajwHWalr g WEfT-- 1
Steamer City of Eufaula, Operating on the Apalachlcola River.
AEROPLANES MAY PLAY BIG PART IN WAR
One of the Relics: A tourist "doing"
one of the many old inns of England
had ordered tea and a sandwich. The
waiter was boring her with his tire
some descriptions of the historic con
nections of each piece of furniture
and the legends surrounding eevry ar
ticle in the house. "So everything in 1
the house has a legend connecte'1
with it?" she remaraked. when ha
paused. "Well, do tell me about this
quaint old ham sandwich.' Everybody's.
No T"se to Him: "Now Tommy," re
primanded his mother, "don't let me
catch you throwing any more stones."
"Welt, what will f do when the other
fellers throw "em?" asked Tommy
"Just come and tell me." his mother
replied. "Tell you.'"
the broad side of a
he exclaimed in
you couldn't hit
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Birmingham: Lieutenants Bellinger
tors in Mexico.
C. B. COOMBS,
R. J. CAMP, Jr.,
C. C. HOSE,
Secretary and Treasurer
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Pensacola, Apalachlcola, Carrabelle
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