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; A Beautiful and Rare Flower.
The venerable Thurlow Weed, on 'Wednesday last gathered some bun *3newspaper reporters at his pala tial mansion to witness the blooming of one of the rarest flowers in the world, the Dove Flower, or Spiritut SanctM', of Braz.l, The flower is rare, Iven in its native land. The stalk is about forty inches in hight, within leaf like a tuberose. On the top ot the oue at Mr. Weed’s home are four of the flowers, the lowest of which is in full bloom, the others in t>ud. The flower in bloom is small, and of the most exquisite cream col or. Its perfume is delicate. It is similar in Bhape and size to the Ma •dcria nut opened but still jointed. One half of the flower remains up right, and the other half lie3 clown at exactly right angles to its mate, ex posing on the erect part a most dain ty floral grotto, in which rests, ap parently upon a perch, a petal shap ed like a dove about to fly, with out stretched head and extended The dove is cream white with the ex ception of the upper extremities of tho wings, which are beautifully speckled. The perfection and life like appearance of the dove are in credible to persons who have not seen the flower.— Ex. Tobacco l’oisioniug. The doctor tvho gave evidence at an inquest held recently in London on the body of a child who died through blowing bubbles out of a foul tobacco pipe, does not seem to be aware of the researches of Vohl and Eulenberg into the composition •of tobacco smoke. These investiga tions prove that a specimen of ordin ary tobacco, which in the unburned ■stare, contained about four per cent, of nicotine, produced not a particle •of that alkaloid when burned in a pipe. The volatile alkaloids found by these chemists among the products of the combustion of tobacco consist principally of pyridine, picoline par -volinc, and half a dozen others with equally nretty names and poisonous properties, Those alkaloids are also found among the products of tho dry distillation of bones, shale, pit coal, willow wood shavings, dandelion, Stramonium, and (dried leaves geuer* ally. The symptoms of poisoning from tobacco smoke alkaloids are -contractions of the pupil, difficulty of breathing, general convulsions and death. Dr. McKendrick, of Glas gow, in conjunction with Professor Dewar, of Cambridge, has for some years past been carrying on a system of investigations into the physiologi cal action of what we nifty call the tobacco smoke alkaloids and their congeners. In a paper read on this subject by Professor McKendrick at the Manchester meeting of the Brit ish Medical Association, he announ ces the approaching publication of the complete series of researches, which cannot fail to enlarge our pres ent ineagre knowledge of the true ac-; tion 6f tobacco on the human system • imTjyranT3iWwagfU WESLEYAN FEMALE INSTITUTE, STAUIITON, VIRGINIA. This time honored Institution opens September 19tU. 1878. ' Among tbo first schools for voting ladies iiwthe Unitsd- Stats*' CJSnroaxSaa audrAiliefite) tgMcbfcvs. Surfihrittmi vs 1 bettuof rtf. ’ Oil mate *ti n suY passed. Patronized lv seventeen Skates.— . AMONG THE BEST TERMS IN THE ON ION : Board, Washing, Lights, Englisn. Latin, French.foreach naif of the Scholastic vear, - slls. Mu3ic &e. very low. For Catalogues, address Rev. WM. A. HARRIS, 10 15 President. Staunton, Va J D. ROSS, ' BLACKSMITH AND WAGON MAKER, ORANGE CITY, FLA. All kinds of wagons, boolt beards, carts, plows, cultivators, Ac., made to order on abort notice. rSTHaving looated permanently at Or ange Citv and completed a large andcon veuient shop, 1 am prepared to do alt Kinds of work in the beat mauuor Hudatrrssoa able rates. J. D. ROSS. Mar . IM*. 8-55 THE FLORIDA AGRICULTURIST. JJOWARTH <fc RICHARDSON, (Successors to J. K. Warner & Co.l Druggists | Chemists, Cot. Bay & nogan St 9., Jacksonville, Fla. Qoods to Dealers and Physicians at low est rates. mySl-ly OA.YTCIA--HALEFAX RIVER. Some choice city lots, and farm lots, in sizes to suit purchasers, at Daytona, ou the Halifax River. Rich Lands for Vegetables, Sugar Cane, <&c, Steamers running weekly to Jackson ville to connect with the. northern lines. Same improved places also for sale. Auply to CHAS. E. JACKSON. 4-05 Daytona, Fia. (BIAS. B. BUCKNOII, attorney at LA IV United States Commissioner, Post-office, Enterprise, Fla. Special attention given to the exaraiua ticn of Titles and conveyancing, ORANGEGROVES FOB SALE. The weli established fact that Orange Culture in Florida is oneof the most relia bleand best paying interests in this highly favored region, presenting as it does, the strongest inducements to capital seeking profitable invcstment,velieves rliosubserib er ef the necessity of entering into detailed statements as though it were a mereexper iment- of questionable results. From long experience and close observation I am thoroughly satisfied that the teadingcun sideration essential ro success in this rap idly growing business is the special adap tation of soil and location, guided by prac tical knowledge. lam now able, without curtailing my extensive operations beyond what is de irabis, to offer lor sale, either a halt or an entire interest in two of tnemost promising groves in the State, which I will how proceed to describe, viz.: Idiewild Grove, containing 22S acres of choics hammock land, fronting l of a mile on the beautiful Lake Pansoffkee. Upon this tract there are about 4,000 budded tree., in position, 1,- 000 of which number bloomed the present season and will bear this year from 15,000 to SO.COO oranges. By next vear at least 500 additional trees will bear. and. the in creased yield will probably exceed 100.000 oranges. Within three years the entire 4,000 trees will commence bearing, and by that date will unquestionably produce over l.OOO.OOOoranges. This erovc also embraces 25,000 sour seedlings, now five yearn old and Already budded, winch is more than snfß- Aient to set the balance of the land. Ten acres of this place is set in the prolific ever nearing Lemon, ripening continuously the tear round, ana two acres axe planted in Bananas that are in a flourishing condition; and 1 propose to bedow upon this grove 5,000 more banana plants from my Home trove. I offer a hair interest in the above ascribed property fur SIO,OOO cash. i ! Shell Mound Grove, containing 180 acres richest hammock land, fronting li miles on the beautiful Withla coochee liver. Utxm this place are i,CUO orjnge trees (hat lave cut commenced bearing and will yield the present season a-least 25,000 oranges, and certainly over 100,000 ncx;, year. * ALo 15,00 ft six year old qjfir seed lings llreiulv ppdaha,! drft ohe acre set in iJaAmifs: 1 jtron.isA to bestow i}ii this plac ; 2,500 nir - banana plants. I oiler tho whole of this last mentioned place for sl3 000 cash. Tins locality of both tln-sc groves fully ipsures against liability to injury front the sbvrc-.t canng.M of temporal ure, and I re gard this o ion ,ofa:ou.it, 4 y.a3 (Jte very bust in. the Sadie fertile shcccs-fill cOitiva-r tidircf si'nii-tropic.il :m 1 !r.-picul fruits north of the C.doosvta, c.ieo l iver—First, on account O? the inexhaustible fertility of tiiesciJ.it beiug a deep, vegetable miuiicl underlaid with shall mail ab mndrng iq phosphates. S “cond, immunity fr.uu frost, on accouut of tbs largo bodies of water on She north and woR for mmv miles. Tne murderous freeze of 1885 (lid not kill and >wn the wild trac3 in this locality, as too large storks nlainly indicate, and the freeze of 1870 did not injure the most tonaor leaf of tiieLime. Onaco mntof this oia-ges can be permitted to regain on the trees uutd March or April, thereby insuring a higher prico than if compelled, to se -k a market, earlier, while the s rang h if tie soil lu saresaf ill annual crop of fruit. Third, safe and Bare traiup irtation via the Wi th lacoocheo to Cedar Key, u distance of 80 miles; and, ere lons, the Raiir ad from Waldo to Tampa will pubs thr >u.h or near these lands. An a homo, thin region ’>s desirable, on account of besßbfnJnoSs and of be great abundance: of game and fish. I is also one of tho best stock ranges in tne State. The land is high and roiling and th/B. il ig w -II adapted to truck farming. Title perfect, Ad.l e>, for ad-Htian.il information, A. I. RICH.^LBEROER, 13 M Ocala. Mimvi; Cos,. Fia, Notice to Shippers! Daring the withdrawal of Steamer Geo M. Bird for repairs, her place will be sup plied by the Steamer Carrie, Captain JOE SMITH. Making two trips a woek between Jackson ville and Enterprise, leaving Jacksonville Mondays and Thursdays At 12 O’clock -’ll. Returning, leave Sanford. Mellonvillc and Enterprise Wednesdays & Saturdays At 4 ©’clods A. JI. On the Wednesday morning trip from Lake Monroe, the Carrie will arrive at Jacksonville Thursday morning in time to transfer freight and passengers to train leaving at 8 o’clock for Ferpandina, which will make close connection with the , Steamships from Fernandina To New York. Through Bills Lading and through tick ets issued at the usual rates. Freight from New York delivered as earl.v as formerly. By this arrangementv passenge.rs will make one day quicker time to New fork than heretofore. P. McQUAII>. Agent. Jacksonville. John A. Mcßae. Gen’l Tra’lg Act. 0-52-5 Change of Schedule! 1 THROUGH BOAT FOR Jacksonville, Palatka, And Intermediate Landings. The New and Elegant. Steamer GEO. NL BIRD, W. A. SHAW, Master. Will leave Enterprise, Mellon villeand San ford every Wednesday and Saturday at 6 a. m.. and Lake Bcreaford at 8 a. m. Making close connection with Charleston and Savannah Steamship Line and with Warren liav’s line of schooners from New York. Also connecting wiili all railroad trains for the North and West. Returning wit) leave jMok.wuiijte every Monday amt Thursday, after the arrival of trains. Freightfor way landings must be prepaid Tickets can be had of Coleerd & Felt, Lake Beresford. ie‘3B-lv THH People’s Grocery! No* f O Bay Bt., JACKSONVILLE, Fla. We are selling C Sugar at 9c per lb. A Sugar at 10c •* Granulated Sugar, lie. Choice Eio Coffee, parched every day at our store by our Improved Roaster, at Ssc per lb. TEAS—Any kind you want from 50c to the very choicest at One Dollar per ib. BALTIMORE PEABX HOMINY. V $5,65 per barrell of 200 pounds, or 3.1 c 1 or pound at retail. We Make a Specialty of Flour. Harkisheimer’s, No. 1,6 e perl b., 10.00 bbl* No. i, 5o * ,00 * 1 “ No. 3.4 o ‘ 7.75 “ 8-lb. can Tomatoes, (standard) 15c pr cn Sugar Corn, 20<; per can. Green Apples. 3-lb cans, 20.: per.cau. And all other canned good* equally cheap. I Send to ns for onr weekly (trice current Jtiwill pay von to buy direst from us. We have made arrangements with the differ ent. boats to carry freights at reduced rates Address, WARKLSHEIMER &. CO. j ianlO Box OC7. Jackson ville, Fla. j ' i W. it. IIAttSItA, M. 1). W. U. MOON. Marsha & Moon, DEALERS IN Drugs, Medicines, Chemicals, Fine Toilet Snaps, Fancy Hair and Tooth Brushes, Perfumery, Toilet Articles, PAINTS, OILS, dec. Also, a choice lot of CIGARS AND TOBACCO. tV Physicians’ prescriptions carefully compounded. DbLakp, Florida. 1-53 C CODBINGTON Mary Piblic for tbo State at Large, DeLsad, Florid*. GARDEN SEEDS! FIELD SEEDS! COW ™ AS ' ‘' mbra,,ins *“ “ *** i *oro ,„d thfmiddlo nf°T 01 PI °P % bag ? T} Tu ™ [d see<l wiU bc received from all d™™l f J T W h(i mU ? dle ot when will be able to supply all demands for the latest varieties and most reliable seeds of all kinds ' C:lta OgUe ’ with mlnced Prices, will be out by the first ot v, t;!n ° lwa y°. h l a nda very large and complete stock of fresh and lehable garden and field Seeds, Bird Seeds, Plants, Ac., Ac. Also, State Agents for the celebrated Stockbridge Special Manures which* are superseuing all other commercial fertilizers wherever tried. Send for catalogue. HART, BENHAM & CO. Seedsmen, Jacksonvii.k, Fla. S. B. HUBBARD & CO.. JAOK.SONVJI.IjE, lu, Importer, anil Wholesale anil Retail Dealer, in 61U6S AND 2JLV VARS. boors, Sash, Blinds, Nails, Iron and Steel, Table and Pocket Cutlery, Edged 'Tools, dec. Silver Plated ware of all kinds. Kerosene Lawns, Chandeliers, and Oils of all kinds vs inte Lead, Paints and colors. Putty and Glass, wagon and cart materials. Main ess, Saddles, aud all kinds of Agricultural Implements , Mill and Steamboat Supplies. Sole Agents for iho Hazard Powder company. Cuts and pricos of ,Stoves furnished upon application. 4-52-cS OYSTER SHELL LIME IS THE BEST AND CHEAPEST EEBTIXI2EB IN FLORIDA FOR Orange Trees and Crops, and Superior to Stone Lime for Building. On receipt of §B, for each ton wanted, wo will deliver same, freight nre-aid, to any no ini oxi the St. Johns rivor, as far as Sanford. Kilns at Sisters Shell Islands, near Mayport. Ten barrels to the ton. GARTER & STOWE, 9-58-8 P. O. Bos 173, Jacksonville, Fla •%. r? „ * £ ii/, v*/ ii '■*' ■ L '• l’ - j ■ 1 \ t ARLINGTON NURSERIES! 0 Tropical and -Semi-tropical Fruit Trees, Roses, Deciduous and Evergreen Shrubs and Flowering Plants. o New aud choice varieties of budded Orange Trees made a speciality. o JNjy" Send for Descriptive Catalogue. ALBERT I. 15II)WELL, 1-52 Jacksonvjtxe, Florida, ** ASHMEAD BROS. 33 - - JACKSONVILLE, FI,A BETAIL And Dealers in Fancy Articles. All the Latest Daily and Weekly Papers, Monthly Magazines, Periodicals, Music, Ac. Florida Guide Books, Maps and Views, SCHOOL HOOKS. All Goods at Northern Prices. Orders by Mail Promptly Attended to. Terms—Strictly Cash. Jacksonville, Fla., June 4 H?rs .33 4 127