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ONION CULTURE IN FLORIDA.
I had been told repeatedly that on ions could not be grown from seed m Florida, bat wishing to “see the folly of it' 1 myself, on tho 10th day of September, last year, I planted a small quantity of seed of tic white Italian Tripoli variety, in what I call ed & “plant honee/ It was built of oarrow strips of board, high enough for a man to walk under—the boards to near together that the ground would he shaded about half tho time. It can be built of any size, of boards, laths, rails or poles, and any one planting any kind of seed in the late summer or early autumn, will find it a good thing to have. It pro tects the seed bed from the chickens, gives the requisite amount of shade and breaks the force of the heavy showers. The ground should bo thoroughly prepared and made very rich—and watered every day if nee essary. When the onions were the size of a lead pencil, or a little larg er,they were transplanted to the open field, in rows fifteen inches apart, three inches between the plants. They were kept entirely freo from weeds, and tho last of May and first of June we. e ripe and fit for ship ment, The crop was fine both in quality and quantity, as one could wish, the flavor being mild and pleas ant, and some of the specimens meas uring seven inches in diameter. I was also told that onions could not be kept after being gathered, yet I find on my table to day onions just as sound and perfect as they were in June. 1 plant much more extensive ly this year and a little earlier, (Sep tember lOlh,) and Bhal! make more effort to force the crop forward, to have it ripe by the first of May. I ob tained my seed from Henderson & .Ho, of New York, last year, from Dreer, of Philadelphia, tins year. Both wore good. Th# price, ($4. per pound,) seems very high, and should induce everyone to grow their own *eed as soon as possible. If any one attempts to grow the onion, or any ~~ other-crop, on poor land, with care less cultivatipn, ho will meet with disappointment. On thoroughly prepared, well manured and well cul tivated land, I believe it will prove a profitable crop, and is destined in the future to add largely to the value of early vegetables shipped to north cm markets. A. F. Styles, in Florid is Union. Soot tor Manure. The value of soot, like that of'ashes, depends a good deal upon the mater ial that made it. That produced from a wood fire is the beat; but there is so little of it that it is hardly worth while to consider it. The burning of coal, however, produces a great deal of soot, and its value is such that it would pay to save and ap ply all that is produced. Coal soot contains a fair percentage of ammonia, besides some phosphates, potash, soda, magnesia, sulphates, carbonates and chloride of lime. Sulphate of ammon ia and sulphate of lime are the ingre dients of most value, particularly the former. It is used on all kinds of crops, and the testimony, though var iable, is strongly in its favor. The amount that would ho useful depends upon circumstances, but one could scarcely apply too much. From ten io twenty bushels per aero is enough perhaps. In England soot has long been a favorite fertilizer for wheat and as a top-dressing for grass lands. Mixed with salt the effect is said to be greatly increased. In one exper jtnent reoorded, the soil without any manure produced 157 bushels of po tatoes; with thirty bushels of soot the yield was increased to 192 bushels; and with thirty bushels of soot mixed with eight bushels of salt 210 bushels were produced. Grass, and wheat top-dressed with soot have a beauti fully green color, due principally to the sulphate ot ammonia present. — For garden purposes nothing is bet ter than soot dissolved in water —hall a peck of soot to a barrel of water— the plants and beds being sprinkled with it. Moisture increases its value, and hence its best effects are seen on moist soils or in moist seasons. ’ K. WOOD, Kokh Building, No. 2 Bay Street, over Martins Bro.’s, Rooms (6, JACKSONVILLE, PLAIN & OIiXAHTENTAI. PLASTERER. Country O-riera atteeded to. deC-tf REPAIRING! OP ALL KINDS, DONE BY E. M. Penfield, ap2s NEW BRITAIN, Fla. Alvord & Kellogg, Wholesale and Retail STATIONERS and -PRINTERS! The. largest and host selected stock of Blank Hooks, Ruled, Plain and Fancy Papers, Envelopes and Fancy Goods, In the State. Orange Wraps a Specialty. 11x15, 10x1-2, 12x12, AIiWWH IIV STOCK. We invite dealers to send to ns for terms Jacksonville Fla. Jan. t, 1878. janlO’m gEE HERE. Have your Orange Trees Budded, and get fruit from three to five years sooner. inocceuksts, Extensive experience, cheap rates; work warranted for a small bonus. Address, W. A. COOK, aui) Beresford. Volusia eo., Fla t DeYarman’s Hotel, ORANGE CITY, - - Florida. OPEN TUB TEAR ROUND. 5-58 H. H. DoYARMAN, Proprietor. J B. JORDAN, General Dealer in Dry Goods, Groceries, PROVISIONS, Boots. Shoes, licady Made Clothing, dee., dec. Dealing exclusively Xor cash I am eua hlerl to sell at prices unusuallv low, and bv keeping constantly on hand a choice selection o/ poods, hope to merit tho good will and pa f row age ol the whole community. DdLmd, May 15,1878. mylsti J. S. DBIGG9, GEO. A. PECK. J. .S DRIGGS & CO., Dealer# in Glass and Plated Ware, HOUSE FURNISHING GOODS, KeroMne tamp#, Bracket*, Lantern#, Chandeliers, etc., etc. AVood and AVillow Ware TIN-WARE Fruit Jars, Jolly Tumblers, Water Filters Water Cooiurs, &c. f 3 West Bay St., JA C KSONVILLK, Fla. decJTyl THE FLORIDA A JRICULTURIST. StCLA Ii ABRAMS, Attorney do Counsellor at Law. Postoffiee addrespt, Fort Mason, Orange county, Florida. Office at Orlando, with 1,. 1,. Sumtnerin, Esq., Attorney at Law. I2TIBEKA Scale Insect Eiiarmlnator! Simple in its application, efficacious in ils results. Composed of harmless vegetable ingredient?. I)nes no hurt to the tree. One tual will cnnvinco the most skeptical. A pint battle will suffice for from one to throe hun dred trees. Full directions civon for use. I’iioo per bottle no cens. Manufactured and sokl hv L. JACOBS, 4-8 Mount Royal Postoffiee, Hu. EDW. W. STETSON, Successor to D. W. Davis, Wholesale and Retail Itouter la FURNITURE, MATTINGS, MATTRESSES, FEATHERS, COMFORTABLES, DOOR MATS, MOULDINGS, BRACKETS, PICTURE FRAMES, CHILDREN’S CARRIAGES, MOSQUITO NETS ANI) FIXTURES W indo w Shades And SHALE HXTUHES. MOBS! J A OKSOHVILLE, Fla, ■ 8-59 McConibo’a Block. ' ‘ *—is — - . ... Benedict & McConihe, Deaton in Hardwire and Cutlery, Sash, Doors and Blinds, Stoves and Tinware, Paints and Oils, .Blacksmith's and Carpenter's Tools, Wagon Material and Agricultural Implements, Iron, Steel, Belling, Harness, Saddles, Bridles, die BAY street. Jacksonville, Fla. Agents for tho celebrated Orange Light ning Powder. Send for Price -Lists. mj-31-ly ASH MEA D BEOS., 33 West Bay Street, - - - - Jacksonville, Fla. WHOLESALE ANl> I!ETA 11. lIMJJRS, SIMMS, PRIMUS, And Dealers in F'auey Articles. All tho Latest Daily and Weekly Papers. Mont lily Magazines, PcriodicalF, Music, iY<- Florida Guide Books, Maps and Views, SCHOOL HOOKS. All Goo'ls nt Northern Trices. Ojil'ts bv Mail Promptly Attended to. Terms—Strictly Cash. Jacksonville, Fla., June 4, 1878. 7-52- 0 For NINETY DAYS FROM DATE j||l|| 1 Rft Elegant Table Silverware SMm ffiH HBt&l Cfcn be secured bv all no compliance with the following conditions: The Nations! Silver tftPpM HUH Hb£ml Plating Ccr-Hf.nv, 7'ji Chestnut Street. Philadelphia. manufacturers of Pure Coin IBil'Hmhl Sttodard Stiver Tixied Wan*, will scud to aor on- who receive* this uoiiro. a B*t of Double Kxtra-Plaiod Silver Spoo: 3. and onpruvo on each spoon any doeired HiMMi iMraHCwSI initial. You are required to cutout tbe follow ing Silverware Ocu|on und send it to tRSwHBcTVF* ! nSmmSwSvl ttiJ “ bove Company, with jour name ao<l Address, and aUn to enclose with it 76 cent-) ng£*( 9VMB9 Mt&fe to pn - rL ' ar fc**-’including coat of rurruvlng initials, packing, boxing, aui express HaJlMi charges. The Bpooas will be went by express (or mail. if you have no express offioel, inVjNnfH ! and delivered iu volt hands without further eon. These Spoons arc gcaranirrd to bo t or tvaunul, and cijuu! to the b*'oc Silver-Plated Ware uadi, aa the following wMB vBmU ■hlmi Oppicu op NatiuMt. Silver Plattmi* Cos.. 7(14 Chetnntßt.. Philadelphia, Pa. B. ■BUny/ To whom it may Concern.—The Spoon? scot oat tinier this arrangement. nDHf ■] ; HHMfiSf egi arantce ure of beat quality, first heavily plated with pure nickel (the har!ort jMflfH A BiS&x l '/ ntiie mttal known), and a double-cxir* piste of pure Oirj-St indaid Silver added on aßßuffum BnflSyf toper then ckel. thus rennetlng them th--very Deat Silver-Plated Ware mauufac- BF turret. HY will hour rno order w hich docs no . oon&airi the Silverware Coupon, and we Jlßßfff JB nf\ I will not honor the Coupon after nines* .I*v< from the date of this paper. Irl|fl [Signed) N A TION A F, 11 PL ATI NOCO. On receiptor this Coupon, together with 75 cents to cover all charges, inolud v| Wl log express or nir.iling. engraving and boxing, wo hereby agree to scud to any ad* YnL\ 1 w dross a set cf cur pure Coiu-Btaudaid double extra plated Vfjw in and ec each Spocc engrave any desired initial. All charge r.re to be prepaid by NLw R’ml the 75 oenta sent us, aud the Spoons will be delivered at dOMtinauoa free of any HM W|t¥ Good for ninety deya from date of this psper. aftor which this Coupon Is null * Kfcjflj l|j\ and void. [Sigued] NATIONA^BI LV EH PLATAN aJ|> Should it be desirrd. any one or the following artieleJ will be sent in - (pffWWIBPA l>u of tho Spoons ou pr.yuient r.f the following charges ; Six solid Kt*ei ktives, binds and handle oue solid pi*ee. tn.rt Htvrl. double nickel and silver . plated, $2 : aix forks, double rickcl aud silver plated. 95 eta. If all thatm _ . intwOlinSllH l f ' oda are enclose the total cliargos, lnch will b 075 cts. for spoons. 1 ■'ißrflltfH *2 for kriven. and 95 cts. for ferks—total, s3.7o—thua securing for fS.TO /JUaßlwr I IV w| wh:it wonld eo*t you much more in nuy othor wsv. Kr member that. uflillHl HW AHI U }i each artiolev eioept knives, will be eugraved with any iniltAl Jj, flf'p 1 j®' fjiJJ IMPORTANT NOTICE. Eh s W Ml V ixf I Thin liberal offer holds good for only ninety days IVom date, therefor* \VRjp ' •/ ■ niff lw Mm Ilia to the interest of &U who cun secure its bcaetits to see to it that they VHaw tfiV SI Iff /ff I iff are nntdsbarred by rensoo of the evpiration or the time aneriSe'J. All'et HPj V uHI * ters erderiug Bilverw are should be addrc.tacd direct to the , IBm/f NATIONAL SILVER PLATING CO., FOB SALE. A large amount of excellent PIKE LAND, unrivalled in value for OBANGB ANI LEMON GKOVEB. Said lands lie in the immediate vioinity of DeLand, and wil be soli at prices rang ing from $5,00 up. Como and sea before yon purchase. n. A, DeI.&NV. DeLand, May 10th, 1877. DeLAND & FARCE, DeLAMD, Volusia Cos., Fla. Offer for sale in alternate lota of 5 to 10 acres, to parties who wish to improve tlie same, nor ions of the 160 acres known as the Canfield place, a quarter section well adapted to Orange culture. Grapes and other fruits or vegetables. Lying mid way between DeLand and the St. Johns river, the highest of t.iio first quality rolling pino lands, it is rarely equalled in qaadty or location by any lauds in Florida. Also, portions of a similar tract of 40 acres, known as the Adams’ place, at Do- Land, at very reasonable rates. Also, contractors for tho planting, care and culture of orange groves and vine yards on lands purchased of ua. Also, a line stock of choice norlnem Grape vines, remarkably kealthyaiid prom ising, including Agawam, Concord, Hart ford, Ives, lona.Lludlev, Mas"aaoit, Salem, &0., all varieties which ripen early and sell well in tho northern markets. Prices, 12 cents each, tor any number. 13? "Address, DeLAND & PABCE, 1-52 DeLand, Volusia co., Fla. BrOrders li ft at this office will receive careful attention. 100,000 ORANGE TREES, PrioGxs Reduced to i of former prices, and given in exchange for personal property ot anv kino, at its full value, or ton per cent, off' for cash, or labor. FURNITURK, WAGONS, BOOKS, WORSES, SILVER, J K WELRY, BOOTS and SHOES, WRY GOODS, anything “portable,” Nmv is your time to swap off wliat you don’t need, for trees that will be growing into a for tune. i have more trees than \ want anil must thin out 50,000 of them. JOHN A. MACDONALD, 9-2i) Sanford, Fla. PATENTS obtained for inventors, in theUnitodStates, Canada, and Europe, at reduced rates. 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