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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.
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