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The Nice Man in Politics.
The ways of the extremely nice man in our commercial and financial centers, in his political action, are marvelous. H e eschews the primary IS f ** Party, if he mce to belong to a party, and con -52--S-? 10 bi L m an abomination. * all the machinery of politics he stands aloof The preliminary ma- 3 u " ee b y tickets are made, and by which the policy of a great [La ? at * a,ns shape and substance are iett to the curbstone statesman and e gutter snipes. They are beneath is notice. And yet this class mana ges and controls all, and the nice man: has nothing to do put step up to the polls and ratify the acts of people whom he looks upon as the least rep utable and the least responsible part or the community. i>y this total neglect of his own duties previous to a nomination, he connives at the selection of men for legislative positions who are mentally and morally unlit for the position, and if he enters a mental protest when voting for such at the general election, he does not lessen the evil which has been done. It is only when bad law’s come home to him and reach his own material interests that he awakens from his lethargy. He protests too late against the finan cial projects conceived in the interest of dead-beats and at war with all ex perience, but never seems to under stand that if he and his kind had done their w’hole duty as citizens of a free Government, not only in blind ly voting, but also in saying who should be nominated by a victorious party, whose nominations mean elec tion, the evils lie now complains of would be ameliorated if not eradica ted. The low mental and moral stat us of officials of all grades, where that defect exists, is due to the stupid abstention of people who consider themselves, and who no doubt are, the better classes of society, from all participation in primary political movements. injurious Reading for Children. There is a growing tendency to make children’s literature interesting to grown people, and to presume that analysis and delineation of child char acter is the proper literature for children. The mistake is a grave one, and has its effects on the character of children themselves. Catechisms and moral laws are not the only things too old for children. The modern novel sticks at no delicacy in analyz ing and unfolding the secrets of hu man nature, and a child w r ho should too early quaff at the fountain of Thackeray or George Eliot would take on a most offensive familiarity with the gravities of life. We have now a class of very talented writers who are w’riting novels about children and offering them to children to read. They are vastly amusing and enter taining to the adult mind, and so they are coming to he to the childish, es pecially to the girlish mind; but after all it is questionable w’hether this premature study of character has not a very oldening and sickly effect. In connection with the above sensible criticism of one class of children’s books, from the Springfield Republi can, it may be noted that Pomeroy, the Boston boy murderer, has con fessed that he has always been a great reader of blood and thunder 6tories. He had read sixty dime . novels, all about scalping and other bloody performances, and he had no doubt these books had put the thought in his mind which led to his murderous act. Why Soup is Wholesome. “ Physiologically, soup has groat value for those who hurry to and from their meals, as it allows an inter val of comparative rest to the faint ing stomach before the substantial beef and mutton is attacked, rest be fore solid food being as important as rest after it. Let a hungry and weary merchant or lawyer rush in mediae res —plunge boldly into roast beef, and what is the result ? The defeat is often as precipitate as was the attack. The body is weary, the stomach must be identified with it, and ennnot therefore, stand the shock of some ill-masticated half-pound of beefl But if a small plateful of light soup be gently insinuated into the eystem, nourishment will soon be in troduced, and strength will follow to receive more substantial material.” THE FLOEIDA AGRICULTURIST. TREATISE AND HAND BOOK —ON— Q range Culture IN FLORIDA, —BY— T. W. MOORE. ' ~ , This is a neat, well written, comprehen sive work of Ti octavo panes, treating of ’ ~tne profits of orange growing, methods Of planting, transplanting, budding,pruning, cultivating, fertilizing, gathering, pack ing and shipping. The work is a lid interesting and the subject matter is presented in a clear, coucise form. Price 50 Cents. FOR SALE KY Agriculturist Pub. Cos., DeLand, Fla. The Crystal Fountain. This is the. name of anew Temperance the well known musical author, W. O. Perkins, and published by G. D. Russell & C0.,.135 Tremont, street, Bostou. It is well printed, in convenient form, and con tains 128 pages, over one hun dred of which are devoted to music adapt ed to new words, suitable for all kinds of gatherings where temperance music is re quired. There are several pages of hymns adapted to old familiar tunes, for gospel temperance meetings, and other occasions where all wish to join in the singiug. The remainder of the book is devoted to the Odes and Responses, and the accompany ing music, of the Temple of Honor, Good Templars, Sons of Temperance, and also 1 emperance Organizations. The most of the music is easy aud will be readily learned, out there are several pieces suitable for concerts. It seems to he just such a book as the growing interest in the cause of temperance demands. 18-tf Price 35 cts. $3.00 per doz ORANGE GROVES FOR SALE. The well established fact that Orange Culture in Florida is one of the most relia bleand best paying interests in this highly favored region, presenting as it does, the strongest inducements to capital seeking profitable investment,relieves thesubscrib er of the necessity of entering into detailed statements as though it were a mere exper iment of questionable results. From long experience and close observation I am thoroughly satisfied that the leading con siaeratioi) essential to success i this rap idly ?rowmK huniiie&9 is the special adap tation of soil and location, guided bv prac tical knowledge. lam now able, without curtailing my extensive operations heyon<l what is desirable, to otter for sale, either a half or an entire interest in two of the most promising groves in the State, which I will now proceed to describe, viz : Idlewild Grove, containing 228 acres of choics hammock land, fronting i of a mile on the beautiful Lake Pansotfkee. Upon this tract there are about 4,000 budded trees iD position, 1,- 000 of which number bloomed the present season and will bear this year from 15,000 to 20,000 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 entire 4,000 trees will commence healing and by that date will unquestionably produce over 1.000,000 oranges. This grove also embraces 25,000 sour seedlings, now five years old 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 are in a flourishing condition; and I propose to bestow upon this grove 5,000 more banana plants from m.v Home Stove. I offer a half interest in tlie above escribed property for 110,000 cash. Shell Mound Grove, containing 180 acres richest hammock land, fronting 1 •} miles on the beautiful Witlila coochee river. Upon this place are 1,000 oranjre trees that have: ust commenced bearing 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. I propose to bestow on this place 2,500 more banana plants. I offer the whole of this last mentioned place for $12,000 eash. The locality of both these gloves fully insures against liability to injury from the severest changes of temperature, and I 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 Caloosahatchee liver—First on account of the inexhaustible fertility of the soil, it being a deep, vegetable mould underlaid with shell marl abounding Id phosphates. Second, immunity from frost, on account of the large bodies of water on the north and west for many miles. The murderous freeze of 18S5 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 tender 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 strength of the soil in sures a full annual crop of fruit. Third safe and sure transportation via the M’ith lacoochee to Cedar Key, a distance of 80 miles ; and, ere long, the Railroad from \\ aldo to Tampa will pass through or near these lands. Asa home, this region is desirable, on account of heaithfuhicss and of the great abundance of game aud fish. It is also one of the best stock ranges in the State. The laDd is high and rolling and the soil is well adapted to truck farming. Title perfect, Address, for additional information, A. L. EICHELBERGER, 1 18 34 Ocala. Marion Cos., Fla. ffotice to Shippers! Dnriug 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 week between Jackson ville and Enterprise, leaving Jacksonville Mondays and Thursdays AALJi £t f3 o’rlock w. ttia. Returning, leave Sanford, Meilonville and Enterprise Wednesdays & Saturdays A* 4 o’clock A. nr. 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 Fernandina. which will make close connection with the Steamships from Fernandina To Few TorJc. Through Bills Lading and through tick ets issued at the nsnal rates. Freight from New York delivered as early as formerly. By this arrangement, passengers will make one day quicker time to New fork than heretofore. t P / McQUAID, Ageut, Jacksonville. John A. Mcßae. Gen’l Tra’lg.Agt. 6-52-5 Change of Schedule! THROUGH BOAT FOR Jacksonville, Palatka, And Intermediate Landings. The New and Elegant Steamer * GEO. M. BIRD, W. A. SHAW, Master. Will leave Enterprise,Mellon villeand San ford every Wednesday and Saturday at 6 a.m., and Lake Beresford at 8 a. m. Making close connection with Charleston and Savannah Steamship Line and with A\ arren Ray’s line of schooners from New lork. Also connecting with all railroad trains for the North and West. Returning will leave Jacksonville every Monday aud Thursday, after the arrival ot trains. Freight for way landings roust he prepaid Tickets can he ban .cs-J—ms-LA iv ". Janice Bvrcervia. ICgS-lV STOP 11 LOOK. Sweet Seedling Orange Trees, four to six years oid, Sicily Lemon, Lamb variety, Citrons, Guavas. Senppemong Grape vines for sale at prices to suit the times. JAMES H. LAMB. I<3 42 DeLand, Fla DAYTONA—HALIFAX RIVER. Some choice city lots, and farm lots, in sizes to suit purchasers, at Daytona, on the Halifax River. Rich Lands for Vegetables , Sugar Cane , Steamers running weekly to Jackson ville to connect with the northern liues. Some improved places also for sale. Apply to CHAS. E. JACKSON. 4-65 Davtonu. Fla. NewVork and Florida TIIK Florida New Yorker Is a paper published at our National Metropolis, earnestly devoted to the inter ests of FLORIDA AND THE SOUTH. It is a standing model of Literarv Taste. Each unmber contains “ True pen pictures of the South,"’ practical articles on the cultivation of all kinds ol fruit. It has a large number of able contributors who keep the panorama of Florida constantly moving before the public. It presents valuable information concerning all steam boat aud railroad routes to the State. As an advertising medium it is unsurpassed. 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