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-Capt. Jog Smith, of steamer Carrie has bonght ten acres of land of Mrs. Gillespie, near Beresford. He is having it cleared the trees and stumps being taken of!' at the . Bam ® ** me - He Put ont a grove and erect a house, and otherwise beautify the place. -Mr. Jas. Merry, of Jacksonville, has bought ten acres of the same party. He, too, will clear, put out a grove and build a house thereon. Mr. M. is a carpenter by profession, we are informed. —Mr. John Cook has secured twelve acres ol land from his father on which he will put out a grove and make other improve ments. —rhe drug store of Harsha fe Moon, with •t new coat of paint inside and out, is the neatest and most attractive place in town Floridiana. Geographical Divisions of Florida. The Florida Immigrant dividesthe State into four divisions, for the purpose of con venience in locating counties and describ ing different sections. These di visons have been generally adopted, and are as follows: Eastern’ Florida—ls composed of the counties of Suwannee, Columbia. Alachua, tnZ£’aP% k t T ' Nassau, Duval, Bradford, < lay, St. Johns, Putnam and Marion. West Florida —ls composed of the coun ties of Escambia. Santa Rosa, Washington, Walton, Holmes, Jackson and Calhoun. Middle Florida —ls composed of the counties of Gadsden, Liberty, Franklin, Leon, Wakulla, Jellerson, Madison, Taylor, Lafayette and Hamilton. South Florida —ls composed of the counties of Hernando, Sumter, Orange Volusia, Brevard, Polk, Hillsborough, Man- Ate©, Monroe and Dade. —Eggs sell in Ocala at 8c per doz. —The t lorida Patriot , Tallahassee, has suspended. —The farmers in Middle Florida are harvesting their oats. —The citizens of Daytona have a well sustained reading room. —lt is rumored that anew paper is to be started at Crescent City. —A money order office is to be es tablished at Apopka City July Ist. —Columbia county has sustained - forty-two schools since July, 18VV. —Thousands of watermelons were sold at Key West, last week, at public auction. —Last year, by careful estimate, there were shipped from Key West $27,000,000 worth of cigars. —The farmers of Gadsden county are rejoicing in the prospect of good crops. Hope they’ll realize. —Three acres of laud in Leon coun ty, this year, produced 150 bbls. of Irish potatoes, or 125 bn. per acre. —Sumter Advance: .T. A. Condry, Esq., has the champion mulberi y tree; it is estimated to contain fifty bush els of berries. —A society for the “ mutual im provement of old ard young ” has been organized at New Smyrna. May it live long and prosper. —Florida (New Smyrna) Star: Mr. Atkins, who has had some experience in the cultivation of cranberries, is experimenting with some vines on Spruce Creek. —Five quarts of tea seed, fresh from Japan, have been sent to Co lumbia county and distributed among sixty-one persons, who will experi ment in the culture of that plant. —Simpter County Advance: Capt. O. P. Tiooks, of Philadelphia, while coming to town a few moi nings since, encountered a large alligator on the 'highway, w hich he succeeded in dis patching with a pocket pistol. —The editor of the Jacksonville Union lately took a trip to the Roar ing Magnetic Spring in that neigh borhood. He describes it as a most beautiful little grotto, forty by fifty feet in diameter, with a fall over a dam of four feet. The w'ater boils up from the earth in waves at the rate of about two thousand gallons a minute, and is highly impregnated with chalybeate and sulphur. A strip of copper attached to a piece of deal thrust into this spring makes a good galvanic battery, sending the clcctrie duid all through the system. —St. Augustine Press: Mr. Chas. L. Johnson has erected a largo house at his fine place on the shell road. He has growing therein a number of fine guavas, and intends to grow both the tea and coffee plant. We hope he will succeed, as this fnay prove the beginning of anew and profitable business for this section of the State. —The citizens of Quincy know how to enjoy themselves. Festivals, mu sical and social entertainments at which ice cream, strawberries and other delicacies are served in abund ance, are of frequent occurrence with them. A music stand has been erected on the public square from which the band “discourses sweet sounds” dur ing the summer evenings. —St. Augustine Press : One mile and a half from St. Augustine, and about two hundred yards from the Picolata road, is an old tombstone on which is the following inscription: “ In memory of Gershoen Peznanski, a native of Storchnesb in the Duchy of Pasen, who was killed by the In dians on his journey from St. Augus tine to Picolata, on the 18th day of Kislew. A. M. 5600.” —lmprovements are going on rap idly at the new town of Blake, on the Halifax river. They have sold twenty-three lots and most of them are being improved. The company has cut a canal six thousand feet in length, reclaiming some of the richest land in the county. Mr. Rodgers, the gentleman in charge and part owner of the tract, is cutting off and grafting about four thousand trees this season.— Florida Star. —The press generally, and very many of the leading men of the State, are advocating a convention to revise ihe State constitution. Judge B. R. Hilton, of Tallahassee, declares him self in favor of anew constitution “ more in accordance with the princi ples of popular government than that now fastened upon the people, with greater safeguards against ruinous taxation." He also favors its forma tion and adoption at the earliest day in which this can be done, with due regard to recognized forms of. pro cedure in such cases. —The Floridian publishes the fol lowing snake story, which it says is a little steep, but that it comes from a reliable source: “ Old Ben A , near town, one night heard one of his wife’s ducks, which she had set over a lot of eggs, making a noise. He went out, but could see nothing. Next morning he went to where the old duck was sitting upon her eggs, under a brush pile, and—imagine his aston ishment—he saw a large black snake coiled up under the duck, his snake ship having swallowed twelve eggs. Mr. Williams cut its head off, cut it open, took the eggs and placed them under the old duck, and eleven of that dozen eggs hatched! Next!” —Time and again have wo insisted upon it that orange growers should pay more attention to diversity of products. It is unwise for a man to put all his strength and capital, ex clusively in orange culture. Raise com, potatoes, and cotton if you like it—sugar and vegetables lor market, and make your own meat, milk and butter and live within yourself, and depend not on Northern and Western productions. We know a man in this county who bought a place, the former occupant of which could not make a living out of it; he 6aid it was too poor. But the present owner makes all of his own provisions, and sells lots of truck in the market, and has by his industry and energy brought to maturity two or three hundred bearing orange trees which now bring him a handsome revenue; and this is but one instance ol many that we could mention, men who have suc ceeded by their practical energy.— Palatka Herald. THE FLORIDA AGRICULTURIST. Mr. S. M. Cochran killed a rattle snake five feet long i n Lake Monroe. Ilissnakeship was one mile from shore and swiming at his leisure. When he saw the boat lie made for it, and was dispatched by a blow on the head. —The Florida (New Smyrna) Star states that Mason an and Coleman's large tract of land at Daytona, has been laid out into lots, with streets com mencing at the river bank and run ning back to Ridgeway avenue. Also that the Palmetto House, at that place, is to be thoroughly repaired this summer. The people of Daytona mean “ business.” —Mr. Morgan Mizell has a large orange tree on his place which gener ally “takes on” about 3,000 oranges, but never brings one of them to per fection. When the fruit becomes of moderate size they split open and tall off. He has tried “every means to find out and remedy the evil, but so far has not succeeded —Orlando Re porter. —The Quitman Reporter of the 23d, says: The tide of immigration still flows to Florida. We were acom panied from Macon last Saturday by the following persons, viz: Mr. H. F. Turner and wife. Mrs. A. E. Steere and family, from Muscatine, Iowa; Mr. Henry Wilson, from Milwaukee, Wis.; Cbas. J. Jewell, from Howard, Nebraska—all on their way to Flori da to settle permanently. These are all agricultural people, and doubtless will make good citizens, as they are intelligent, refined and seem to be blessed in most instances with means. W e notice that they have descriptive 1 pamphlets of/Florida, from which they were quite conversant with the different section —A disastrous fire recently at St. Augustine on the morning of the 25th inst., an ; account of which is given in the ySun and Press : “St. Augustine was this morning visited by a destructive fire, which broke out at 2 o’clock in tif+iMriA Mrs. Abbott’s boarding house, and was caused by explosion of a kerosene lamp. There is no fire department in the city, and although but little wind prevailed at the time, so closely together are the the houses built that the flames spread with great rapidity. Thirteen build ings were burned, including some of the finest in the Anoient City.— Among those destroyed were Mrs. Abbott’s and Gibbe’s boarding ho uses, built of coquina, the University of Florida building, Long’s Hall, the residence of Mr. Lambias, city tax collector and Snow’s bakery. This is the most destructive fire that has ever occured in the city. Our Advertising Rates. .Vs wo commence t>ur publication with a large circnlat.on, reaching all parts of the State and every State of the Union, we offer unusual advantages to advertisere. Wo have reduced the rates to the lowest remunerative price, to snit the times. We keep up a cheap column for the convenience of those who have small articles for sale or require information, for which they would not like to go to the expense of a large advertisement. For a small sum every one cau, therefore, advertise their wants. Conch Peas.— Four bushels for sale at J. B. JORDAN’S, DeLand, Fla. A fresh lot of choice teas at *' A. B. JORDAN’S Orange Salad. —Peel one dozen oranges and cut in slices; put them in layers in a glass dish, sprinkling each layer plentifully with sugar.— Squeeze over this the juice of half a dozen oranges, and pour over all a glass of curacoa. Sweet oranges are best with little or no sugar. Brandy or wine may be used instead of cur ios, but is not so good. This dish is better if prepared some hours be fore served. TTfAN TED—Young min as Corres , ' pondent and Agent at DeLand. Fla.: also one in each neighboring town. Good pay for actual work. Address with refer ence i <sond stump for answer; Mercantile Bnrem, Chicago, 111. m y 29 Written on the Death of a Brother Mason. Solemn strikes the fnn’ral cliime. Notes of onr departing time. As we journey Fiore below, 1 hrough a pilgrimage of woe. Here another guest we bring. Borne on the Master’s wing ; Keep this friend and brother nigh. Since dissolved this mystic tie. Yon, who have passed the Square, ror your reward prepare; Yon, who marched with the j net and true. Wages to you are due. Oft have we grasped thy social hand. To chat of Hiram and Solomon’s band; At this house and humble place, Lord, fit this noble work to thy grace. All bail the morning light, When he to foreign lands must hie. With melting hearts and aching breast, Our home we trust is already blessed. And you, kind hearred Brother and Sister, Weep not for him, dry up this tear. Silent to him is I he sound of the gavel, He is treading the path we all must travel. Adieu! Adieu! My Brother aud favored few. Since dissolved this earthly tie, Master, take him to thy Lodge on high. Florida, May 27,1878. J. J. B. W. M. HARSHA, M. D. W. B, MOON'. Harsha & Moon, DEALERS IN Drugs, Medicines, Chemicals, Fine Toilet Soaps, Fancy Hair and Tooth Brushes, Perfumery, Toilet Articles, PAINTS, OILS, &c, Also, a choice lot of CIGARS AND TOBACCO. CF Physicians’ prescriptions carefully compounded. DeLand, Florida. myls-tf J D. ROSS, BLACKSMITH AND WAGON MAKER, ORANGE CITY, FLA. All kinds of wagons, buck boards, carts, plows, cultivators, Ac., made to order on short notice. HP Having located permanently at Or ange City and completed a largo and con’ venient shop, ( am prepared to do all kinds of work in the best manner and at reason able rates. J. D. ROSS. May 29. 1878. ray39yl An Eye Opener! rpO MEET THE DEMAND of the A the times, I will sell 10 Sacks of Com at $1.65 per sack 5 “ “ 1.70 “ “ 1 “ “ 1.75 “ “ Hay and other Feed equally as low. Also, choice brands of Flour, Corn Meal, Grits, Beans, Smoked and Salt Meats, etc., and a complete stock of CANNED GOODS! Full line of Teas and Coffees, all and other GROCERIES Usually kept in a first class stove. ESP All goods sold uniformly low. GIVE ME A CALL. A. H. ALEXANDER, my29tf Bbrdsford, Fla. Garden Seeds! Field Seeds! 300 bushels COW PEAS, embracing all the varieties, in store and for sale very low. Our new crop of Celery, Cabbage and Turnip seed will be received from the mid dle of June to the middle of July, wheu we will be able to supply all demands for the latest varieties aud most reliable' seeds of all kinds. Our new Catalogue, with reduced prices, will be out by the first of August. We have always on hand a very large and complete stock of fresh and reliable Garden and Field Seeds, Bird Seeds, Plants, & c., &c. Also, State Agents for the celobrated Stockbridge Special Manures, which are superseding all other commercial fertilizers wherever tried. HART, BENHAPI A CO., Seedsmen, Jacksonville, Fla. Send for prices and catalogue. myß9 CHEAP COLUMN. j ® kS Twenty words, name, and ad. & Mr ~on> 35 oentß: •* A FRFBIT invoice of choice Drum* an< L¥. ediciaw received at __my29tl HARSHA A MOON’S. PERSIAN FLEA POWDER, at PWaßtl HARSHA A MOON ? S. A FRESH L °T OF CIGARS, all *■ choice brands, at ■n-vaotl HARSHA & MOON’S. Q-ii IN LA GRASS—One dollar per quart for seed, and one dollar per hun* dretf for plants. 11. WING. mvl.itS Jacksonville, Fla. CITRAW BERRY Pi, ants. —lf volt want Wilson Albany Strawberry plants engage them in time. JAMES BEATTY, mylst3 Jacksonville, Fla. rpROPICAL Plants— A variety of young plants in pots, of tropical fruits aud spiel's, and other useful products. A. I. BIDWELL, ruylStS Jacksonville, Fla. JOHN RICH, .4 BEAL ESTATE AGENT, DeLand, Volusia Cos., Fla. Several parcels of choice land, pine and hammock, are now ottered in lots of various sizes to suit the purchaser. I will act as ageut for nou-resident or resident parties, for the sale and purchase of lands. Being among the first to settle hore, enables me to act understanding! y in real estate transactions. myßl-tf T I. GRIFFIN & CO., o. Imported Drugs, &c., Cor. Bay & Laura sts. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. my3l-6m JJOWARTH & RICHARDSON, (Successors to J. K. Warner A (Jo.) Druggists %, Chemists, Cor. Bay & Hogan Sts., -J acksonville, F^la. Hoods to Dealers and Physicians at low est rates. naySl-ly moil WILD ORANGE GROVE D LANDS. ' 1,000 Acres For Sale ! Situated in Marion county, the garden of Florida, on the south side of Orange lake, the natural home of the orange, surrounded by the largest sweet orange groves in the world. Recently divided into lots of 10. 30 and 40 acres, and mm offered for sale at a LOW trick, on reasonable terms. Infor mation cheerfully furnished bv JOHN F. DUNN. myls-tf Ocala, Florida. Cottage Residence for Sale. AT SPRINGFIELD, a Suburb ot J * Jacksonville. The eottago of eight rooms is situated a few yards from the city limits, saving in city taxes, and ten minutes’ walk from the postoffice, on an elvation overlooking the city. The lot. 105x105 feet, is planted with a variety of llowering slnubs aud other plants, auil over 40 varieties of fruit. The place has recently been put in order, and is one of the prettiest around Jacksonville. Apply to W. W. DEW HURST, Real Estate Agent, myffStf Jacksonville, Fla. CANE GROWERS! VICTOR CANE MILL', COOK EVAPORATOR The Sorco Hand Book .I ■ 1 7, ij 11 j BIYMYER MANUFACTURING Cos. Cl NCINNATI. O. L> H f.Ri Rolleston Nurseries, I’ALATKA, Fla. orange” trees, SWEET SEEDLINGS. Oranges in variety, on budded sweet stocks; varieties for early fruiting, suited for hot-house culture. LEMON'S ISr VARIETY, BUDDED. Limes, Citron. Grape Fruit. Shaddock, Bananas, Gnavas, i ’cache::, Figs, Japan Plums, Apricots, and Plums. GRAPES SUITED TO THE CLIMATE. Send for Price List. Address, A. J. BEACII & SON. myls-tf Palatka, Fla. 21