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The following persons are authorized to receive subscriptions for us: Thayer V Sauls, Enterprise, Fla.: Mr. Stockton, Sanford, Florida.; J. H. Stock ton, Volusia. Fla.; ('has. Smith, Orange City, Fia.; Colcord Ar. Felt. Beresford, FJa.; Ashmcad Bros.. Jacksonville, Fla.: J. I*. Snow, 7 Exchange place, Boston, Mass.: H. A. Jarvis, Cortland, New York; Lois Lewin Cos., Los Angelos, Cal.; Brace Smith, Los Angelos, Cal.; Dr. Z. 11- Mason. Apopka, Fla.; S. P. Shepherd. Alta mont, Fla.: Capt. H. S. Williams. Rock I -edge, Fla. FUBI.ISHKD KVKRV WEDNESDAY. KfI.KOFF A DEAN, Publishers. C. CODRINUTON, Kditor. DeLAND, JUNE 6, 1878. Any one sending us two subscri bers will get the proceedings of the Florida Fruit Growers 1 Association free, a sixty-ciyht page pamphlet full of information. Fourth of July! Tn meeting or me citizens or De- Land, .Spring Garden. Orange City, Beresl’ord and the surrounding coun try will be held at the School House in this place, on Saturday, June Bth at o o’clock P. M., for the purpose of making suitable arrangements for the celebration of our National Holi day (July -Ith.) We hope the good people of the whole county will be on hand. Any one sending us one subscriber will get the Climatology and lie- Hources of Florida free, an interesting pamphlet about the State. To the Members of the State Press of Florida. 'Hie citizens of Orange City, De- Land, Beresford, Spring Garden and inhabitants of Volusia county in gen eral. hereby invite the gentlemen representing the Dress of the State, to vifit the above named towns n the 4th of July and partake of the festivities of the day. The hospitali ties of the citizens will be extended to them, and vehicles placed at their disposal, for as long as they may wish to remain, to visit all places of inter est in tin? vicinity, and arrangments will be made with the river steam ers for their transportation. \Y e suggest that should the above invitation be accepted in the cordial spirit with which it is tendered, that it would be a good time and place for our Brethren of the Press to form themselves into a Press Association, that has already been suggested by other papers. If you see a young shoot getting top heavy, pinch oil* the end aqd throw the sap into the tree toistart other strong shoots. if. W K A Society We Should Form. On our first page will he found a report of the Queensland acclimatisa tion society. We publish it not that we believe that many of our readers care what is going on in that distant part of the world, but as an example of wliat we should follow, for it is just such a society that we want. Our people arc apt to take up a thing red hot, and drop it again as soon as the novelty wears off. Every person of wealth in the State should take pride in sustaining such an in stitution, not only from love of see ing the country advance, but self in-, terests should prompt them to do so, as by it they are making their prop erty more valuable. ' Queensland” is anew country, like this, but far ahead of us in a desire to improve their homes. Our Fruit Growers’ Society could be made one that could accom plish like good. It was begun under fair auspieies and has done much for the State, but where are the members who joined it at the start? There are not half a dozen of them now in the society; of the hundreds whose names are recorded, only about a doz en or so pay the paltry fee of one dollar. They profit by the instruc tions derived from others, without doing anything to assist in the effort. Let someone donate twenty acres ol land to the society, and others contrib ute to the pay of competent persons to the cultivation and acclimatisation of plants, which we all should unite in procuring. By planting out a por tion of the land, say ten acres, in or anges the garden would be in a few years self-sustaining. We desire to see some pluck in our people, we want them to stick to a thing when they take it up; this vacilatory disposition is detrimental to > our character; when we commence anything public we should have a pride in carrying it out and making it a success, the same as we should in our private business, and not change our opinions as often as wo J< our jiaklw officers TANARUS eB-tfeo- small British dependencies societies of this sort arc in operation, and peo ple of wealth support and assist them in every possible manner. We have many things here which other coun tries would be glad to get in exchange for theirs, for our mutual good. It only requires that we have an insti tution, to which application can Ik* made, to draw out offers of exchange. We do hope that someone will come forward and offer to assist in such an undertaking; others will follow the example, and we can soon have a gar den underway—but-remember, that every one cannot locate it in his own part of the State, and do not with draw because it may not be put there to puff you up. You must rise supe rior to such a consideration. Rake for some distance around the roots of your orange trees to remove the dead hark and chips: they breejl white lice. Sweet Potato Vines as a Fer tilizer. In : .any parts of the tropics tite worn ut lands are renovated by plantingthem in sweet potatoes, and turning in the vines. They have been found to make an excellent fertilizer for the sugar cane, which is a gross feeder and requires good land to pro duce it. The potatoes are not planted in hills, but the vines stuck in below the surface and allowed to run over the ground. We cannot have a bet ter crop lor mulching, and one that more tends to improve the land on which it is planted. Why cannot we use them as a fertilizer for orange trees, and to keep the ground cool in hot weather ? Never throw f uit se ?de. Put them in your pocket and p'upt them when you get home. THE FLORIDA AGRICULTURIST. An Excellent Charge to a Jury. At the last session of the Circuit Court, at Enterprise, the charge to the grand jury by the Judge Wm. Archer Cocke, was one of the most powerful we have ever read. The Judge touches many points regard ing the just administration of the laws, that were much needed. The laws of a country may be ever so good, but if they are not faithfully ex ecuted, we may as well have no laws at all. The document is too lengthy for us to publish the whole; we wish we could do so.- But there is one particu lar paragraph that is so important to our immigration interests, that we give it as an assurance to those, who in tend settling in this State, that their welfare is looked to by the highest in the land. The part wo refer to is this: ‘The State in its public policy unites with the citizens in inviting the good peoj'le of our sister States, and other and distant lands, even from the ice clad hills and frozen breath of no'rthwest Europe, to come and live and breathe the health giving balmy air of this Sunny South; to se lect their homesteads among its fruit ful groves, to erect their family alters, to educate their children to God, and to rear and educate them under wise and genial laws." The Judge then goes on to show the jury that by a just administration of the law we will instil confidence, and attract immi gration to our State. Further on he says, in speaking of education, “By education I do not mean merely the sharpening of the intellect, or the storing the mind with facts, hut to teach the people to act upon moral and religious principles, which always recognize a full and implicit obedi ence to just laws; on this basis rests the security and sanctity of political and social lights, and the very foun dation of our liberties.*’ He then continues: “Permit me gentlemen of the grand jury to remark, that if you wish your property to be enhanced in ■TraVttc-, tty-State to-b-c filled with an honest, industrious pop ulation, developing all of the heaven bestowed boous, of this land of ple nary resources; administering to the health, the wealth,! the tastes, the pleasures of man, fearing the malaria of crime, and loving the intellectual and moral influence of an enlighten ed Christian virtue, diligently strive and exert yourselves to bring to the cognisance of the county every of fence known to law.” Other parts of the charge we will take up at some future time. When you see little funnel shaped holes in the saud .around your young orange trees, you may know that the Ant Lions are at work. They will keep the roots clear oi white lice. To Correspondents. 11. -i. t . Volusia.—You. can pro cure Dim ra corn seed from A. F. B;vies, .- . usonviile. Sriu.v • (ABDE.v. —The sample of millet, you -end is the real Dhourra corn. •1- ..sa corn is a smaller grain and dark ilor. t K. D.S.. 'Cow Smyrna. —Plant Cau liflower 0 . i in July, in cold frames, and transplant in October in low mucky laud, and fertilize high. They stand shipping to New York well, it carefully packed. We have received from Mr. L. Jacobs, of Mount Royal, a bottle of mixture, which he calls the “Eureka Scale Insect Exterminator.” Mr. Jacobs assures us that it will destroy the worst ease of scale insect in 24 hours. He intends to advertise it. ., If you are ac-i se 1 unjustly, live it down. Truth will tell in the long run. USEFUL PRODUCTS AND FRUITS. Spring Garden. May -'2, "7*. Mr. Editor : —I u reply to the ques tions of E. N. W., under the heading, “Some fruits worth introducing, I would say I am quite familiar with the habits of both kinds ot fruit men tioned, viz: the Mangusteen and the Rambuton. The first, is truly the most delicious fruit that I ever tasted; the second only resembles a straw berry in being red. Peeling off the red skin, one linds within it a dispro portionately large stone seed con tained in a sub-acid juicy sac. Both of these trees are cultivated in groves on the lower rich arable land of the great Asiatic archipelago and the Malay peninsula and the lower provinces of Siam. On the islands of Penang, Singapore. Sumatra and Java they grow in the greatest perfec tion. They are not diffused through India, but are confined to that portion having a very moist atmosphere, where the temperature does not fall below 70° Fah. Neither of these fruits flourish at Calcutta, although frost is never known there. Both of these fruits are exceedingly tender and perishable, and do not bear ship ping well, except to ports in near vicinity. On the other side of this query, I would say, there is the mango, an excellent fruit; though grown under the equator, its structure is such that it is cultivated in large groves in llin doostau, in a soil similar to Florida’s. A tree, called the horseradish tree, was mentioned in the columns ot the Agriculturist last year. I can bear testimony to the beauty of the tree and its magnificent bunches of bloom, as I met it on the banks of the Indus river, growing in very sandy soil. A lady friend assured me that its roots when prepared for the table, could not be distinguished fioni the best horseradish grown in Europe or Amer ica. In appearance it resembles the locust (robinkt jmeudaeacia), though the branch of bloom were much larger and handsomer. I should gladly welcome it to the soil of Florida. Possibly, too, in some future day there may come and thrive in the moist atmosphere of our Ever glades, the famous golden ratans of Borneo, which arc similar in leaf and structure to the reeds growing along the rivers of Southern Georgia, and I believe Florida, also, —the Borneo kind differing apparently only in the larger amount of silex contained in the rind or bark, which renders it so valuable for many uses. s. a. s. Pluck and good temper soon bring an orange grove into bearing. OUR CELEBRATION—WASH FOR ORANGE TREES. Okangk City, June, IS7S. Ed. Akkra;'.tubist: —l see by your last issue you are agitating the subject of doing iionoi' to the birthday of our country, and I also notice in the Sim and Press that it is in your heart to advise hanging out the “latch string'’ in your and sister towns, inviting your brother editors throughout the State to come among us and help cel ebrate the day in a becoming manner. For one I think this a bright idea, foi not a few of your brotherhood know to-this day where Volusia county is, save on the map, and I judge are of the opinion that any place south of Paiatka is Orange county. For proof, notice what the Sun and Press of last week said ; should advise them if they come to put a copy of their daily in their pocket, marked DeLand or Or ange City, and that will take them here sure route, as their paper comes to us daily freighted with the latest general intelligence. So we will hope to unite upon some plan that will make ‘‘the day we celebrate” a pleas ure and an intellectual repast also. As to the weather, we arc having it warm—mercury 98° many days, anA with little or no rain, still the groves are taking on a fine growth. You give your ideas as to “Persian Powder” killing the scale and other insects. Now, all may not be able to get a pure article, lienee will fail when they most need help, therefore I will give what has been a success upon my trees. I take two plugs tobacco, boil iu two gallons of water, strain and add four bars soap. When cool I add a tablespoonful of carbolic acid and enough concentrated lye to make it thick so as to adhere to the tree for a time. Apply with a paint brush, as that is soft and will not injure it. Give the neck or collar of the tree a good washing, and my word for it, you will see a change lor the better, and that soon. But 1 have a mulberry tree that I would like to know what medicine to use for it. It is turning yellow and losing its leaves fast. Can yon or any of your friends prescribe for it ? As to figs will say, I have several trees fruiting for the third time, that have been grown from cuttings made two years ago last February. This is a little of my experience, and if any one will hand me in their’s will gladly send it along at any time. When we begin to think for ourselves what can be dope in such a climate as is curs here, then life will be worth the having, and our homes something besides a treadmill. Let us not allow our minds to become dormant, but think, study, act for ourselves, and our fellow creatures. a. >e. .t. How many subscribers are- you getting up for our paper ? •—The steamer Carrie will take an excur sion party to Bt. Augustine on Friday, June 14th. This is a good opportunity for those who wish to see the Ancient City to do so at a trifling tost; see adv. —Mr. arid Mrs. J. G. Shapley. of Spring Garden, returned house last Friday, after a visit to friends'. —Mr. Kakers Picnic, at Lake Jackson, passed off without a cloud to mar the har mony of the occasion. —The many friends of Dr. W. H. 1 Earsha will be pleased to bea r that he has returned from his northern trip, looking the picture of health. —Capt. John Cannon will be in com mand of the artillery corps on the 4thof July celebration. —Mrs. M. D. McLean, of Springfield, makes an excellent wine, closely resem bling port, from the mulberry. —Messrs. Chas. E. Jackson and Jesse W # Plough, of Daytona, visited our place-yes terday afternoon. FETTENSILL’S NEWSPAPER Dl rectorv for 1878. Pettengill’s Newspaper Directory for 1878 is not a mere agglomerativelist oi newspa pers thrown into shape according to the ordinary alphabetical process; it is what it sots out to he—a Directory—an Advertis ers hand-Boob. It is the most complete book of the kind ever published. It is full of arrangement looking to the acoonbno i] at ion of ail kinds of business men who desire to reach the public through news papers. .Even the most general list forms a cartful selection of papers, according to natural geographical division, The adver tiser is enabled to make his own selections from the New England Section, the Middle Section, the Western Section, the Pacific Section, the Southern Section, or from British America. The same list is also fur nished by counties. Beyond this, if bo wishes to - elect classes of papers, here is presented for his use a list of all the daily papers; another of all the weekly and monthly papers with circulations over s,oooeach: another of Religious weeklies : aud still another of Agricultural and Hor ticultural papers. If assistance is needed to better this, tlio Agency is, of course, ready to supply the want by personalconn s'-1 and constant attention, The good advice to advertisers, which covers many pages of the book, is worth more than ten times the price of the work. In short, this Newspaper directory is the spokesman for no less than 8,615 papers, in all parts of the country. The workmanship expressed by its paper, illustrations and | binding is of a tone worthy of a hook com pded upon such thoroughly scientific and practical principles.