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ing, of course, my first destination.
My inquiries there revealed the fact that there were four or five villages hy the name ofßelair within a short <li stance from the gay city. I ac cordingly set out for some place to Ihe south from the fact that in that direction the nearest Belair lay. hut no C ountess <le Lina was known. Then I went out in another direction, to the west, and found a [miserable 4>lace, but bo fair Countess. Anoth er effort in another direction was al ■fio iruitless. I then began to enquire at the market places among the fat old women who looked as if they should know all about fowls, but could hear nothing of my fair quest. Having left Mr. Wright’s book in the country, I hunted up another, fortu nately finding w'hat I required at Gayliauies’, and there in a foot note, found the address of Gayot’s publish ers. and calling on them obtained the address of M. Gayot, who lived somewhere in the environs of Paris, and after traveling about in cab for half a day or more, and mounting four flights of stairs, (not in the cab,) came on the den of the chicken bio rr - C* rapher, Gayot, and after explaining to him my errand, and desire for the ad dress of his countess, I Was with much politeness informed that the whole was a fancy sketch, a romance. yon can imagine how amiable I felt toward the polite Frenchman. lam inclined to think that the London Farmer is diffusing through its own. yours, and the pages of oth er useful papers, a romance on incu bation, as great as the Countess de Lina’s great poultry raising estab lishment. I intended to keep this big “sell” to myself, but the sight of the name Ga yot, so exasperates me that I can keep the thing no longer, so publish it as a warning to believers in chicken books. Yours, _ Victor. —lintei-prise,. Fla., July 15tb| 1878. Inquiry about Guavas. Editor Florida Agriculturist ) Can you inform us whether the Californian and Central American guavas, mentioned in R. R. M’s. let ter from Cal., are different from those grown in Cuba ? In addition to these varieties we have one called the strawberry guava, imported by Bliss tfc Co.—a small fruit of fine flavor— productive, with thick, smooth leaves unite unlike ours and the Cuba. Yours, J. D. Mitchell. Daytona, July. 1878. —Maj. Owen is succeeding in growing a Sue crop of Para grass on high pine land. —Messrs. Harsha, Moon & Hull are mak ing improvements on their homesteads, east of Lake Lela. —We have been sho-wn several orange trees, around the premises of old settlers, tb'at bore fruit seven years from the seed. —The lumber furnished by C. Mekeel &: Cos., is of the best quality; as they ship none out of the State, their best lumber is ,'o he had at the mills. —Judge Prevatt's place is becoming quite a “show place. - ’ He has had an ahundance of figs and peaches this season, and his orange trees are loaded with fruit —Mrs. Leet, and Miss Dean spent a very pleasant day at Ruben Marsh’s, hist Satur day. Mr. Marsh kindly presented them .with a very large and fine watermelon, of which we had a large share. —Mr. Nelson Hosford will shortly remove ;o DeLand wharf, and look after the skip ping business, and go into bee raising. He will keep a horse and wagon for the ac commodation of visitors, at reasonable fates. —Dr. Bracy, in his grove uear the land ing. has aiernon tree, the fruit of which is of a very fine liavor. is of a bright color, aud medium size. The tree is large and. withstood the severe cold of the past two winters. —Mr. J. B. Thompson, of Jacksonville, has been visiting.us for the po6t two days He had with him a variety of tropical fruits, many of which he sold. Mr. Thomp son advertises in our paper, to fill all orders left at (.’apt. Jordan’s store. Ho left speci mens of the red .Spanish and sugar loaf va rieties of pine apple plants. Ho isa nntivo of the Bahamas, and has facilities for pro earing plants direct. Political Convention. A meeting of the voters of the Democrat ic party, of Volusia county, was held at Enterprise July 20tb, for the purpoge of sending delegates to the convention to be held at Palatka on the 25 inst., for the purpose of nominating a candidate for Congress from the 2nd Congressional District of Florida. F. J. LaPenotiere, Sec., of the Democratic Executive Committee, called the meeting to order. C. Codrington, of DeLand, was elected chairman, and F. J. LaPen otjere secretary. The committee on credentials re ported nine of the sixteen voting precincts, into which the county is divided, as being represented. The following gentleman were chosen as delegates, (Volusia county being entitled to five, she having cast 474 votes for candidate for Congress at the last election.) G. P. Ilealy, Dis. No. G; W. S. Norwood, Dis. No. 12; Charles Dougherty, Dis. No. 9; John Sauls, Dis. No. 1; A. L. Jenks, Dis. No. 14, with J. W. Saras of New Smyrna as alternate. A motion for holding the next con vention at New Smyrna was voted down. Floridiana. Geographical Divisions of Florida. The Florida Immigrant divides the State into four divisions, for the purpose of con venience in locating counties and describ ing different sections. These divisons have been generally adopted, andare asfollows: Eastern Florida—ls composed of the. counties of Suwannee, Columbia. Alachua, bevy. Baker, Nassau, Duval. Bradford, Clay, St. Johns, Putnam and Marion. West F’lorida— ls composed of the coun ties of Escambia, Santa Rosa, Washington, Walton, Holmes. Jackson ana Calhoun. Middle Florida—ls composed of the connties of Gadsden, Liberty, Franklin, Leon. Waknlla. Jefferson, Madison, Taylor, Lafayette and Hamilton. South Florida —ls composed of the counties of Hernando, Sumter. Orange" Volusia, Brevard, Polk, Hillsborough, Man atee. Monroe and Hade. —Columbia county shows eignß of progress, real estate is being sold to settlers. New stores and houses are being erected and saw mills enlarg ed. —Mr. A. L. Eichelberger, of Ocola, has succeeded iu raising excellent ap ples. He is an enterprising gentle man who succeeds in everything he undertakes. —There was a green turtle captur ed a few days ago and brought to the city that weighed three hundred and thirty pounds. How is that for greens ?— State\Journal —On the last trip of theTuskawilla one of her passengers killed a mon ster alligator that measured, at the least thirteen feet. All the big alli gators are not dead yet. —The orange crop promises to be large this year and the fruit presents a remarkably healthy appearance. We have heard of no indications of discoloration and the young oranges are larger than a goose egg. The trees also as a rule present a very thrifty appearance. —Sumpter Ad vance. —Tallahassee has a dog that will eat Jigs, tomatoes, cabbage, all kinds of frujt—and in lact anything that is offered him. The reporter thought to baffle the dogs appetite by giving him an old oyster can smeared with tar, but the interest of truth compels us to record that he ate it.—Flor idian. —Many improvements in business and privato residences are now in progress. The buildings in the burnt district will shortly be finished, the ruins being replaced by iron lronts. The improvements on the capitol buildings and grounds are about completed; the scaffolding has been removed, and therefore all looks bright and trim.— Floridian. —The two story dwelling house ol W. A. Collins, on Drayton Island, THE FLORIDA AG IICULTURIST. caught fire at about i o’clock, p. if., and was burned to th ground, with all its contents excej , a piano. One hundred orange tree* most of them bearing, were destro ed by the fire. Just previous to the burning of the house, the hotel on t e island took fire, and while Mr. C filing and others were engaged in put ing out that fire, which did but litt e damage the dwelling took fire w th the above re sult.—i Sun and Pr ss. —We have nev r seen as line peaches as those we have seen around Pensacola this season. This is not because the season has been peculiar ly favorable, but because care in selection of varieties, and attention to culture in years lately passed, are now developing their results in im proved fruit. Among the largest and best flavored peaches we are those on the grounds of Gen. E. A. Perry—his residence on the hill sands of the city we mean; not his fertile country place. A very little work and outlay, if intelligently di rected, will be repaid many fold by the sandy lands of the gulf coast country, whose natural elements of fertility need only a little help to sur prise us, by their productive vigor. Yet hundreds of citizens who have ground enclosed have neither fruit or vegetables, which are not only a con stant source of interest in their cul ture and developement. but of mater ial profit.— Gazette. Tropical Juts. All orders for Tropical Fruit Planls. left at Capt. Jordan’s store. DeLand, will bo promptly filled by the undersigned, at very reasonable prices. J. BENJ. THOMPSON. 11 62 10 Jacksonville, Fla. Goods Delivered free of charge, for all sums of five dollars and upwards, hay and grain excepted. Friday is the day of delivery. Orders must be handed in early in the week. J.B. JORDAN, DeLand, Fla. RP The silverware aejivered bv the Na tional Silver Plating Col No. 704-Otaestnut street, I’liiladelphia. is giving entire satis-, faction. All orders are promptly filled, and no one need hesitate about sending them money.—Lutheran Observer. WESLEYAN FEMALE INSTITUTE, STAUNTON, VIRGINIA. This time honored Institution opens September l!)th. 18T8. Among the first schools for young ladies in the United States. European and American Teachers. Surroundings beautiful Climate unsur passed. Patronized liv seventeen States.— AMONG THE BEST TERMS IN THE UN ION : Board, Washing, Lights. English, Batin, French, for each half of the Scholastic year, - slls. With music added,sl4o. For Catalogues, address Rev. WM. A. HARRIS, 10 15 President. Staunton. Va CAPE FEAR MILITARY ACADEMY, WIIMINBION, N. C. Next session begins 23d of September. A full corps of competent instructors. Loca tion unsurpassed. School thoroughly equip ed, and expenees moderate. As only a few vacancies exist, those who desire to enter are requested to apply at once. For Cata logues, addess Maj. Ik J. BURGESS. 10 18 Principal. Florida. Report of the Florida Fruit Growers As sociation, a 78 pago pamphlet, lull of infor matiou about the State; also the Clima tology aud Resources of Florida, a 125 page pamphlet. The two for 25 cents. Address FLORIDA AGRICULTURIST. DeLaini, Fla. ■ i ~ . ~~ ■ 300 0 Engraving*; 1840 Page* Uuarto. 10,000 Words and meanings not in other Dictionaries. More than 30.000 copies have been placed iu the public schools of the United States. Recommended by State Superintendents of Schools in 31 different States. Contains 3,000 Illustrations, nearly three times as many as any other Dietioii- Tho sale of Webster's Dictionary is 20 times as great as the sale of any other series of Dictionaries. ••Indispensable to every student of the English Jarigcage.”-M. R. Waitr, Chief Justice United States. “August 4, 1877. The Dictionary used in the Government Printing-Office is Web ster's unabridged.” Published by O. A C. MERRI \M 9-10 Springfield, Alai-. CHEAP COLUMN. RATES—Twenty words, name and address, one week, 25 era; three weeks, 50 cts. l?OIi SALE—Cotton Press Screw, 12 feet rnn, 4-ineh threads, weighs 1785 pounds. Cheap for cash. „ Address, W. S. WARNER. *•“ Manatee, Fla. QTRONG Pi.ants op Paha Grass. Arlington Nurseries, i A. I. BIDWELL. Jacksonville. Fla. ) 0-9 Pni'R fivaSK Cuttings; packed rrtltl Uldbo in Haml> ail grown, make strong plants in few days. 25 cents a hundred for 400. and over. 7-9 E. H. Hart, Federal Point, Fla. “THE SUN” One Year Free A At-J J kJUAI for two three cent stamps. Yon shonld subscribe at once. G. E. BRYSON, Publisher, 9-11 Ilawkinsville, Orange Cos., Fla. nplIE LAMB LEMON. lam now A- prepared to furnish buds of this cele brated lemon, from inv tree, for 35e per doz., by mail. JAMES LAME, 10 12 iieresford, Fla. 11 fIiHE FLORIDA GEM,;’ twelve A cents a year. One doz. visiting cards to every subscriber. “GEM PUBLISHING COMPANY ” near Hawkinsville, Orange, Cos. Fla. "DEACHES delivered for $2.00 per a bushel, on the tree £1.75. Orders left atCapt. Jordan's will receive prompt at tention. J. L. CHANDLER. 9-11 DeLand, Fla. TYEEP YOUR SYSTEM in good -A* condition, by using Simmons’ Liver Regulator. For sale lit the Drug Store. 12 COSTARS RAT POISON, “ Dead shot ” for Rate, Roaches and Bed-bugs. For sale at the DRUG STORE. 10 12 DeLand, Fla - PI iVifl Beautiful Concert Grand Pianos. I lililWcost Sixteen Hundred Dollars only Four Hundred and Twenty-five Dollars. Superb Grand Square Pianos, cost Eleven Hundred Dollars only Two Hundred and Twenty-five Dollars. Elegant Upright Pianos, cost Eight Hundred Dollars only One Hundred and Fifty-five Dollars. New Style Upright lians. One Hundred and Twelve Dollars and Fifty cents. Organs, Thirty-live Dollars.—RDF 4Y Organs. 12 stops, Seventy-Two"-lit Dollars and Fifty cents. Church Organs, 16 stops, cost Three Hundred and Ninety Dollars, only One Hundred and Fifteen Dollars. Elegant Three Hundred and Sev enty-five Dollar Mirror top Organs, only One Hundred and Five Dollars. Tremendous sacrifice to close out present stock. Immense new steam facrory soon to be erected. Newspaper with much in formation about cost of Pianos and Organs sent ree. Please address DANIEL F. BEATTY, Washington, N. J. 7-10 J D. ROSS, BLACKSMITH AXD WAGON MAKER, ORANGE CITY, FLA. .All kinds of wagons, buck hoards, carts, plows, cultivators, Ac., made to order on short notice. EtFllaving: located permanently at Or ange City and completed a large and con venient shop, 1 am prepared to do all kinds of work in the best manner and at reason able rates. J. D. ROSS. May 29, 1878. 3-55 GOOD IN VEST]Vi KNT Capitalists who wish to invest in Real Estate in a RISING TOWN IX FLORIDA, and one that will bring in large returns, should make immediate application to 4-12 <'HAS. E. JACKSON, Daytona, F[u JJOWARTH Jb RICHARDSON, (Successors to J. K. Warner A Cos.) Druggists | Chemists, Cor. Bay & liogan Sts., Jacksonville, Fla. Goods to Dealers and Physicians at low est rates. mySl-ly / OAYTONA-HAUFAX RIVER. tforne choice city lots, and farm lots, in sizes to suit purchasers, at Daytona, on the Ifalifar River. Rich Lands for Vegetables, Sugar Cane, dec, Steamers running weekly to Jackson ville to connect with the northern lines Some i taproved places also for sale. Apply to CHAS. E. JACKSON. 05-4 Daytona, Fla. Atlantic and Gulf Railroad. General Superintendent's Office, ) Atlantic fc Gulf Railroad, J .Savannah, May sth, 1878. f)N AND AFTER SUNDAY, May sth, Passenger Traiu on this road will run as follows: nigiit express. Leave .Savannah daily at 4 20 p m Arrive at Jesup daily at 7 30 p w Arrive at Tbomasville daily at 5 30 a w Arrive at Bain bridge daily at 8 10 a m Arrive at Albany daily at 9 50 a m Arrive at Live Oak daily at 3.10 am Arrive at Tallahassee daily at r> :jo p im Arrive at Jacksonville daily at . ..9 25 a ui Leave Tallahassee daily at. 6 50 a tu Leave Jacksonville daily at 8 45 p in Leave Live Oak daily at. 9 40 p m Leave Albany daily at 3 80 p tu Leave Baiabridge daily at 3 15 p tu Leave Tbomasville daily at 7 no p iu Leave Jesup daily at 5 45 a w Arrive at Savannah daily at 8 40 a in No change of cars between Savannah and Jacksonville and Savannah nud Albany. .Sleeping cars run through to ami Lout Savannah ami Albany. Passengers from Savannah for Fernnn diua. Gainesville and Cedar Keys take this train. Passengers leaving Macon at 1 30 a tu, daily except Sunday, connect at Jesup with this train for Florida. Passengers from Florida by this traiu connect at Jesup with traiu arriving in Macon at 010 p hi. daily except Sunday. Passengers from Savannah for Bruns wick and Darien take this train, arriving at Brunswick 0 45 a m. Passengers from Brunswick arrive at- Savannah 8 40 a in. No change of eats between Montgomery and Jacksonville. Pullman Palace sleeping cars run through to and from Navannuh and Jack sonville; also through sleepers between Montgomery, Ala., and Jacksonville, Fla. Connect at Albany with passenger trains both ways on Southwestern Railroad to and from Macon, Eufaula Montgomery. Mobile. New Orleans, etc. Mail steamer leaves Bainbridge for Apa lachicola every Monday at 6 00 a in. Close connection at Jacksonville daily. Sundays excepted, for Green Cove Springs, St. Augustine, Palatka, Enterprise, DeLand and all landings on tlie St. Johus River. - • Trains on B. and A. R. It. Leave junc tion, going west. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at It 14 a in, and for Brunswick Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 4:40 p m ACCOMMODATION TRAINS —EASTERN DIVISION. Leave Savannah, Sundays exoep'U. 7 05 a ui Arrive at Mclntosh, “ “ 10 00 (i ni Arrive at Jesup “ “ 12 15 ptu Arrive at Blaekshear “ “ 3 15 p iu Arrive at Dupont, “ “ 710 ntu Leave Dupont “ “ 515 aui Leave Blaekshear “ “ 0 32 a xu Leave Jesup " “ 1 10 p nt Leave Mclntosh “ “ 3 08 put Arrive at Savannah “ “ 535 p w. WESTERN DIVISION. Monday. Wednesday and Friday. Leave Dupont at 5 00 a tu Leave Valdosta at X 50 aut Leave Quitman at 9 15 u ui Arrive at Tho in.isville at 11 SO u m Arrive at Albany at 6 40 p ut Leave Albany at 5 00 a m Leave Thomasville at I 00 p iu Leave Quitman at 814 pui Leave Valdosta at 4 42 p iu Arrive at Dnpoutnt 7 00 p ui •T. S. Tyson. Master of Transportation, 4ti 11. S. lIAINES, Geu'l Supt. An Eye Opener! rro MEET THE DEMAND of the the times, 1 will sell 10 .Sacks of Com at if 1,65 per sack 5 ‘‘ “ 1.70 “ “ l “ “ 1.75 “ “ Hay ami other Feed equally as low. Also, choice brands of Flour, Corn Meal, Grits, Beans, Smoked and Salt Meats,etc., and a complete, stock of 'IFAii goods sold uniformly low. GIVE ME A CALL. A. M. ALEXANDER, ! my29tf Uekeskokd, Fla. jJANTA A HUFFMAN, Carpenters % Builders. Plans anti Specifications Furnished. Having had many years experience in Church Architecture and Fublio Buildings, we are prepared to execute any plans to: specific,at ions that may he required. j. a. ui i kma\. t mrlltf DeLana, Fla. MAMURRAY A CO., Carriage and Wagon MAKERS, Pine Street, near Ashley, JACKSONVILLE, Fla. t ip All kinds of coach and carriage work: doue in the most improved manner, and at, reasonable rates. First class Horse Slioer employed and all work promptly attended to. N. B.—All kinds of carriages and wag ons for sale. novS-ttm T I. GRIFFIN it CO., *J • Imported Drugs, &c., Cor. Bay tfc Laura sts. JACKSONVILLE, Fla . 1 52 85