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IHE GROWERS' PROBLEM;
MA1ETIBGJ1T AT A PROFIT
Citrus Exchange Presents Interesting
Tampa, Florida, August 2, 1913.
( The season of the year is fast approaching when growers
of citrus fruits are considering how they can best market their
fruit at a profit; therefore the Florida Citrus Exchange, which
lis your organization, operated sdely by the growers and for the
growers, wishes to present some figures for' consideration, to
ishow you the average increase in pripe'from year to year that
' has taken place since the growers organized the Exchange.
The first season, 1909-10, when the, citrus industry was at
'its lowest ebb, the Exchange average per box f . o. b. , Florida was
$1.15; the following season, 1910-11, the price increased to $1.51
per box. f. o. b. Florida. For the season 1911-12, the price in
creased to $1.93 per box, f . o. b. Florida, and for the season 1912
13, just closed, the Exchange average per box, f. o. b. Florida,
had increased to $1.96.
The Growers of Florida shipped through the Exchange the
past season 1,780,301 boxes of citrus fruits, which amounted to
only 21 91-100 per cent, of the entire crop shipped out of the,
State. This is certainly a marvelous showing, considering that
practically 78 per cent, of the fruit in the state was outside the
Exchange, yet this wonderful showing was made notwithstand
ing. ' ' . '
With the amount of fruit handled last season, it cost the
grower actually less than twelve cents per box to sell his fruit,
as fifty-five thousand dollars have already been returned to the
growers, and another refund of thirty-five thousand dollars will
be made about January 1st, provided that no disaster occurs to
the citrus industry between now and that time. These rebates
made to the growers represent the amount in excess of actual
operating expenses that was assessed last year, as it is clearly
understood that the Florida Citrus Exchange does not operate for
profit, but handles all fruit strictly on a basis of the actual selling
charges. ; , . : '
With all of these facts before the growers of Florida, we do
not see a single reason why by far the largesfpercentage of the
fruit grown in the State should not be handled by the Florida
Citrus Exchange, considering the fact that it was only organized
in the interest of the grower and by the growers themselves, and
it is a recognised fact that it has done more than any one single
concern to advance the interest of Florida, both in the increase
of price for fruit and the rise in real estate values.
As hasten shown, there were over eight, million boxes of
citrus fruits shipped out of the State last year and there is not
less this year, and it is an admitted fact that the crop is a light
one, compared with the acreage and bearing trees capable of
producing fruit. In another year to come, it is not only possible,
but very probable, that the crop of Florida will reach twelve mil
lion boxes, and if by that time the growers are not more strongly
organized, the question is: What will become of it?
These are questions that deserve serious consideration, and
we think that after deliberating over them, you will reach the
conclusion that the 6nly thing to do is to put your fruit through
this growers' organization. The Exchange is in position at the
present time to successfully market four or five million boxes of
fruit with the same facilities that it now has, and when this point
is reached, the growers will be marketing their fruit for less than
seven cents per box. r 1 " (Advertisement.)
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Kuhlman was declared a public
It was moved and carried that
the chairman appoint a committee
of three members of the Board to
look over the county's land near
Punta Gorda, with a view of es
tabling a poor farm, and lay out
plans and specifications and ap
Droximate cost of same, and re-
iport the results of their investiga
tions at the next regular meeting
of this Board. The chairman ap
pointed W. G. Welles, John Hh-
gan and 11. J. Downing on said
Notice having been duly posted
and advertised according to law on
road from line dividing Ranges 25
and 26 to near New Hope church
same was declared a public road.
Notice having been duly posted
and advertised according to law on
road formally granted by this
Board to run from Gardner to
Moflit same is hereby declared a
There being no further business,
the Board adjourned.
Charlotte Harbor Railroad
The Tampa, Charlotte Harbor
& East Coast R. R. Co. will begin
work on the road from Venice to
Charlotte Harbor this month
or when , nil right of way and
bonus is secured.
J. E. Bowdoin is securing right
of way and bonus for DeSoto
County which is almost completed
and Dr. C. F. McKham of GreerT
ville, Ohio, is securing right of
way and bonus for Manatee coun
ty. . Mr. Bowdoin first and ever
since entertained and interest
ed these people to build this road
and he is to be congratuled upon his
great success by the many people
of the country who will be much
Mr. Bowdoin is not a large land
owner of this country and will not
receive anything for his honorable
work except the honor. He lives
in Charlotte Harbor and has giveD
his entire time for the last eight
months to the work that will ben
efit the citizens of this country
much in the future, as this R. R.
and many other projects. Dr.
McKham is in the north at present
looking after bonus and right of
way and is pushing matters as ftibt
D. O. McFarland of Meredith,
Fla., is contractor and builder . of
the road. With the addition of
the boulevard being built by the
Southern Investment Co., from
Venice to Charlotte Harbor by the
way of the Salt springs, where a
large sanitarium and 300-roora ho
tel will be erected. A large por
tion of this road is already grub
bed out This boulevard is par
allel to the R. R. survey. This
part of the country is sure of de
velopment. A large number of
people from different places have
already visited the springs for in
spection and many are deeply in
terested, especially in the wonderful-water
from the springs. Con.
Cruelty to Animals
We notice an increasing disposi
tion on the part of officers in va
rious towns and cities in the State
to make arrests in cases of cruelty
to dumb animal and on .the part
of courts to punish such offenders.
The press .and public sentiment
should by all means encourage
this disposition, for doubtless not
a day passes in . Florida that does
no witness many acts, of cruelty
by human brutes to the dumb crea
tures under their control. There
is a very clear statute on the sub
ject and for the benefit of all con
cerned we publish it below:
"Section 3395 of the general stat
utes,the law relatingtodumbbrutes
is as follows:" Whoever overdrives,
overloads, tortures, torments, de
prives of necessary sustenance,
or unnecessarily or "cruelly beats
or mutilates, or kills or causes or
procures to be overdriven, over
loaded, tortured, tormented, de-J
pnved of necessary sustenance, or
to be unnecessarily or ' cruelly
beaten or mutilated or killed, any
domestic or domesticated animal,
shall be punished by imprisonment
not exceeding three months, or by
fine not exceeding one hundred
dollars." Lakeland Teiegram.
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Florida Grower: The finest
weather ever, was! The north is
in the midst of a heat wave. Here
in Florida we are enjoying perfect
weather. Note the shape and sit
uation of Florida. It extends out
into the ocean like a finger point
ing the way to destiny. The cool
ing breezes from one body of wa
ter or the other are constantly
blowing gently, ever cooling.
Do not shoot the mocking birds
and catbirds because they eat a
few grapes. If they have helped
all the year in fighting the various
classes of injurious insects, why
not divide grapea with them for a
few days during the summer.
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OHIO'S GAME LAW
No Open Season for Birds in That
State Until 1915
A law passed by the last Ohio
legislature requiring hunters to
have licenses will come into effect
tomorrow. The licence fee is $1.00
and land owners, their children or
tenants are exempt when hunting
on their own lands. Neither quail
. i . . . ...
uur puensani can ie shot this fall
without violation of tL law.
There will he iu open season for
these birds in Ohio until 1915.
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