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How to Observe Sunday.
.The question of the proper observ ance of Sunday has been a much dis puted one, and is one of much inter est. A certain amount of religious servicies should, of course, form a part of each Sunday’s life; should in deed be its central idea, but it should not infringe upon the demands of over worked nature for rest. But what is rest ? Clearly what would be vest to one would not be to another. What would increase vitality and strength to the day laborer would make the weary student, book keeper or editor more weary. The work of riie six week days, whatever it is, should be put entirely out of sight from Sunday until Monday. Mental labor—reading, writing or other em ployment that requires mental effort. I hysical laborers must cease physi cal labor, aud can obtain the desired rest in mental improvement- These whose week days are spent within the four walls ot a store or an office, should be iu the open air, in the broad held, where they can breathe nature’s purest ivrial draughts, as much as possible. Those who labor out of doors will find their greatest rest and enjoyment on Sundays in their own homes. The business man and the banker should cease all thought of his business, take a complete respite from all thought of “shop,’’ and Sun day for all classes should be make as videly different from other days in the week as possible. It should be made enjoyable, especially for the children, that they may grow up with a love forthe day instead of an aver sion for it, as is too common in the best of Christian families. The ob servance of the day in each household should be made a study, that the most profitable and rest giving em ployments to suit each case may be lound and then let the observance of diat day, once settled, be lived up to ■is strictly as a business transaction. The day should have its distinctive features; religious culture; freedom from toil for servants as well as mas ters ; rest in its true sense, and en joyment of the higher order, which relaxes the nervous system, and is one of nature’s greatest restoratives. All have their place and none should be neglected. Mermaids. J ” In August 1875 the Fellows of the Zoological Society were supplied with a subject for discussion of more than usual interest by the arrival, in the gardens, of a living manatee. A spec imen, intended to have been shown alive, had been received a few years before, but it died before it could be exhibited, though it gave Dr. Murie an opportunity of making a dissection, the results of which were published in the eight volume of the Zoological Society’s transactions. A real living manatee, however, the animal which was the foundation of all the pretty and sometimes doleful legends of mermaids, caused much excitement among the frequenters of the gardens. The tank in which it was placed was not deep enough for it to “sit up” on its tail, and show itself in the position which led sailors to speak of a mer maid combing her hair. As the un gainly looking animal appeared in its tank it was really difficult to form an idea how sailors, except after a day ashore, could see in it anything that should suggest a mermaid such as poets, turning sailor’s rough language into verse, have so otter discribed. Now there is another living manatee in London at the Westminster Aqua rium. The glass tank in which it is placed is entirely above the level of the floor, and the water, which is fresh, as the animal, though marine often swims far up rivers, is kept very clear. The depth of water given the Aqua ruim specimen has at present hardly allowed of its full display in the mer maid position, as the tail ought to be allowed to get quite free from the bottom of the tank. There seems, however, to be room for much water to be added. There is, as it is, quite enough room for it to show its head well above the water with its body nearly erect. One flipper slightly thrown up gives the traditional hand looking-glass,and the gentle paddling of the other when seen in clear water gives the hand holding the traditional couth. The harp introduced in some drawings, however, doos not exist.— - This specimen, like that at the Zoolog ical Gardens, which lived but a few days, is from Detncrara, and at pres •ent is in good health. The curious THE FLORIDA AGRICULTURIST. ateral working of the prehensile lips was especially noted by Prof, krarred in the specimen at the Gar dens. What further may be learned from this specimen, it is too soon to say as it was placed in its tank only latQ on Thursday; but it affords an instructive example how traditions are based on distorted facts. Those who wish to look up what has been written on the natural history ot the manatee will find in addition to the better known accounts, an article iu the American Naturalist for May, aud a paper on the proceedings of the Academy of Natural Phil adelphia for 1875. Sir Emerson Ten nant, in his “Natural History of Cey lon,” alludes to the way in which this animal gave rise to the mermaid le gend.—London. Times. —We have brought hundreds of good settlers here who are now prospering, and can do so again if you will let them see this paper. WESLEYAN FEMALE INSTITUTE, STAUNTON, VIRGINIA. This time honored Institution opens September 19tli. 1878. Among the first schools for voting ladies in the United orates. European aud American Teachers, feurronnaings beautiful. Climate unsur passed. Patronized l>v am-elite *ll S\*i p*.-~ AMONG THE BEST TERMS IN i HE UN ION : B ard, Wa-biug. Eight.;. E .gJi.su, Latin, h reneb.foreach naif of rheN-b elastic year, - slls. Music &c. very low. For Catalogues, address Rev. WM.'A. B ARRIS 10 h> President. Staunton. Vu ORANGE GRO VES FOR SALE. The well established fact that Orange Culture iu Florida is one of the most relia blcand best paying interests in this highly favored region, presenting as ir, and ms, the strongest inducements to capital seeking profitable investment,relieves rhesubserib er of the necessity of enteringin to detailed statements as though it were a mereexper iment of questionable results. From long experience and close observation I am thoroughly satisfied that the leading con sideration essential to success in t his rap idly growing business is the special adap tation of soil and location, auided bv prac tical knowledge. I atn now able, without curtailing m.v extensive operations beyond what is desirable, to offer tor sale, either a halt or an entire interest in two of tne most promising groves in the State, which I will now proceed to describe, viz : Idle wild Grove, containing 328 acres of choics hammock land, fronting J of a mile on the beautiful Lake Pansoitkoe. Upon this tract there are about 4,000 budded trees in position, 1,- 000 of which number bloomed the present season and will bear this year from 15,000 to 30,000 oranges. By next year at least 500 additional trees will bear, and the in creased yield will probably exceed 100.000 oranges. Within three years the entiie 4,000 trees will commence hearing and by that date will unquestionably produce over 1.000,000 oranges. This grove also embraces 35,000 sour seedlings, now live yearsold and already budded, which is more than suffi cient to set the balance of the land. Ten acres of this place is set in the prolific ever bearing Lemon, ripening continuously the year round, and two acres are planted in Bananas that arc in a flourishing condition: and I propose to bc-dow neon this grove 5,000 more banana plants from my Home grove. I offer a half interest in the above described property for SIO,OOO cash. Shell Mound Grove, containing ISO acres richest hammock land, fronting 11 miles on the beautiful Withla coochee river. Upon this place are 1,000 orange trees that have ust commenced beating and will yield the present season at least 25,000 oranges, and certainly over 100,000 next. year. Also 15,000 six year old sour seedlings already budded, and one acre set in Bananas. 1 propose to bestow on this place 2,500 m ire banana plants. I offer the whole of this last mentioned place for $13,000 eash. The locality of both those groves fully insures against liability to injury from the severest changes of temperature, and 1 re gard this section of country as the very best in the State for the successful cultiva tion of semi-tropical and tropical fruits north of the Caloosahatcheo river—First, on account of the inexhaustible fertility of the soil, it being a deep, vegetable mould underlaid with shell marl abounding in phosphates. Second, immunity from l'rost. on account of the large bodies of water on the north and west for many miles. The murderous freeze of 1835 did not kill down the wild trees in this locality, as the large stocks plainly indicate, and the freeze of 1876 did not injure the most tenner leaf of the Lime. On account of this oranges can be permitted to remain on the trees until March or April, thereby insuring a higher price than if compelled to seek a market, earlier, while the B*length of the soil in sures a full annual crop of fruit. Third, safe and sure transportation via the Witlr lacoocliee to Cedar Key, a distance of 80 miles: and, ere long, the Railroad from Waldo to Tampa will pass through or near these lands. Asa home, this region is desirable, on account of boalthfulness and of the. great abundance of game and fish. It is also one of the best stock ranges in the State. The land is high and rolling and the soil is well adapted to truck fanning. . 'Title perfect, Address, for additional information, A. L. EICHELBERGER, 13 M Ocala. Marion Cos.. Fla. Notice to Shippers! Durmi-' the withdrawal of Steamer Geo M, Bird for repairs, her place will bo sup plied bv the 1 Steamer Carrie, Caitaln JOE SMITH. Making two trips a week between Jackson ville and Enterprise, leaving Jacksonville Mondays and Thursdays At 1* O’clock?*.- Returning, leave Sanford, Mollonvillc and Enterprise Wednesdays & Saturdays At 4 o’clock A, 31. On the Wednesday morning nip f rom Lake Monroe, the Carrie will arrive at Jacksonville Thursday morning i ;l tune i o transfer freight and passengers to train leaving at 8 o'clock for Feriiaiidina, wifioli wiil make close conneclion with die Steamships from Fernandina To New TorJc. Through Bills Lading and through tick ets issued at, the usnal rates. Freight front New York delivered as early as formerly. By this arrangement, pa- tenter* will m ike one day quicker time to New fork t han heretofore. P. McQUAID, Agent, Jacksonville. John A. Mcßae. Gen’lTra’lgAgt. n-52-5 Change of Schedule! THROUGH BOAT FOR Jacksonville, Palatka, Aad Intermediate Landings. The New and Elegant Steamer SEO. M. BIRD, W.A. SHAW, Mas,,;. Will leave Enterprise, Mellon villeaud San ford every Wednesday and Saturday at 6 a. u„ and Lake Beresford at 8 a. m. Making close connection with Charleston and Savannah Steamship Lino and with Warren Ray’s line of schooners from New York. Also connecting with all railroad traius for the North and West. Returning will leave Jacksonville every Monday and Thursday, after the arrival of trains. Freight for way landings must be prepaid Tickets can bo had of Coleord & Felt, Lake Beresford. ieSS-lv W. M. IIAESHA, M. D. k r . B. MOON. Harsha & IffiooH, 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. BP Physicians’ prescriptions carefully compounded. DkLand. Florida. 1-52 STOP AND LOOK. Sweet Seedling Orange Trees, four to six years old, Sicily Lemon, Lamb variety, Citrons, Guavas. Scnppcrnoug Grape vines tor sale at prices to suit the times. „ „ JAMES H. LAMB. 1643 DeLand, Fla JJOWARTH & RICHARDSON, (Successors to J. K. Warner & Cos.) Drug-gists % Chemists, Cor. Bay & Ilogan Sts,, Jacksonville. F’la. Goods to Dealers and Physicians at low est rates. :ny3l-iy DAYTOHA--HALIFAX RIVER. Some choice city lots, and firm lots, in sizes to suit purchasers, at Daytona, on the Halifax River. Rich Rands for Vegetables. Sugar Cane , dr, Stoainc-rs running weekly to Jackson ville to connect with the northern lines. Some improved places also for sale. Apply tp CIIAS. E. JACKSON. Daytona, Fi a . S JJ BSC R I Bft —FOP, TH E LiLORIDA A CRICILTI KIVr, i A WKEKLY jA EIGHT PACK PAPER, DEVOTED TO STATE INTER ESTS. GAfJDEN SEEDS! FIELD SEEDS! PLANTS! 1.000 liluatnrnof o!t bnßt)e,s choice Southern ,Sep<l Rye - ?? our own Peas and Beans and Cucumber hops the State, Wo are "row able to compete with any house inthowuntrT w i ? eilBon J n the North, and will he SX" ” and ’ Vo "' e " ""*■* v& Sl atem *th rtal W-S SSaigg.a7 • • .! true to „„ m e. aSSlSS gesgas^jmiemvßhm Jacksonville, Fla. OYSTER SHELL LIME IS THE BEST AND CHEAPEST FERTILIZER IN FLORIDA FOR Oranere Trees and Crops, And Superior to Stone Lime for Building. n,V,?t ®i’ ( or un '- il ton wo will deliver same, freight preraid, to auy ss%ajE: ,i,rasS:iDM ' Kilns;;t ** •? CARTEE <fe STOWE, I*. O. Ties 178, Jacksonville, Fla ARLINGTON NURSERIES! 0- Tropical and Semi-tropical Fruit Trees, Roses, Deciduous and Evergreen Shrubs and Flowering Plants. o New and choice varieties of budded Orange Trees made a speciality o JQgT 5 Send for Descriptive Catalogue, ALBERT I. BI DWELL, P 52 Jacksonville, Florida. ASHMEAD BROS. 33 West Hay Street, - - - - Jacksonville, Fla WHOLESALE ANIJ RETAIL And Dealers in Arti<-lc,s. All the Latest Daily and Weekly Papers, Monthly Magazines, Periodicals, Music, &e. Florida Guide Books, Maps and Views, SCHOOL BOOKS. All Hoods at .Vorthcm Prices. Orders by Mail Promptly Attended to. Terms—Strictly Cash. Jacksonville, FJa., Jane 4J878 .53-d TO IMMIGRANTS! LAND Adjoining Bluffton (late Orange Bluff), Volusia county. Florida. I have for sale a large uiiautity ol'very desirable agricultural lands, which will be sold, to actual settlers, on very reasonable ; terms, and in lots of 10 aeres and upwards.! Also, a. tract of ll)o acres, throe miles from ! Enterprise, on lake bethel. This tract has ! upon it 800 budded, and 39 orange trees, now bearing, and 5 bearing lemon trees, I about 70 acres of liue hammock land, with j a largo spring of excellent water upon it. j At Bluffton. I ha ve for sale 5,000 sour or-; Hugo stocks, 30,000 sour seedlings, and 3,- 1 000 budded stocks one and two years old; : of CHOICEST fruit. I For particulars in full, apply to me in ; person, or by letter, at Itlutmm, Volusia i county, Florida. C. F. LANSING. July Ist, 1878. 10-53-9 Agent. | Ill'll, UEßvl'llltMlillliWlliLL JACKSONVILLE. FLA. PENNIMAN& CO.. Manufacturers and Dealers in Mouldmgs, Brackets , Sr root and Turned Work, Rough and Dressed Lumber Sawed and Rived Cypress Shingles, Lath, Retiring, Fruit and Vegetable 'Crates, etc. SEASONED LUMBER Constantly on hand. FVAII orders promptly tilled. 143 ' A