Washington, Oct, 31.—The President
'has issued the following:
By the President of the United States,
The recurrence of that season at which
it is the habit of our people to make de
vout and public confession of their con
stant dependence upon Divine favor for
all good gifts of life and happiness, and
of public peace and prosperity, exhibits
in the record of the year abundant rea
sons for our gratitude and thanksgiving.
Exuberant harvests, productive mines,
ample crops of the staples of trade, and
manufactures have enriched the country.
The resources thus furnished to our re
viving industry and expanding com
merce are hastening the day when dis
cords and distresses through the length
and breadth of the land will, under the
continued favor of Providence, have
given way to confidence and energy and
assured prosperity. Peace with all na
tions has remained unbroken; domestic
tranquility has prevailed, and the insti
tutions of liberty and justice which the
wisdom and virtue of our fathers estab
lished, remain the glory and defence of
their children. General prevalence of
the blessings of health through our wide
land has made conspicuous the sufferings
and sorrows which the dark shadow of
pestilence has cast upon a portion of our
people. This heavy affliction even the
Divine Euler has tempered to suffering
communities, in the universal aid and
succor which has flowed to their relief,
and the whole nation may rejoice in the
unity of spirit in our people by which
they cheerfully share one another’s
burdens. Now, therefore, I, Rutheford
B. Hayes, President of the United States*
do appoint Thursday, the 28th of Novem
ber next, as a day of National thanks
giving and prayer, and I earnestly rec
ommend that, withdrawing themselves
from secular cares and labors, the people
of the United States do meet together
on that day in their respective places of
worship, there to give thanks and praise
to Almighty God for Hia lMflroioa.
to devoutly beseech their continuance.
In witness whereof I have hereunto
set my hand and caused the seal of the
United States to be affixed. Done at
the city of Washington on this 30th day
of October, in the year of our Lord one
thousand eight hundred and seventy
eight, and of the independence of the
United States the one hundred and
(Signed) R. B. Hates.
By the President.
War. M. Evabts, Secretary of State.
A Wayside Courtesy.
I was once walking a short distance
behind a handsomely-dressed young
lady, and thinking, as I looked at her
beautiful clothes, “ I wonder if she takes
as much pains with her heart as she
does with her body.” An old man was
coming up the walk with a loaded wheel
barrow, and before he reached us he
made two attempts to enter the yard of
. a small house; but the gate was heavy
. and would swing back before he could
. get through. “Wait,” said the young
girl, springing lightly forward, “I'll
hold the gate open."’ And she held the
gate open until he passed in, and re
ceived bis thanks with a pleasnt smile as
she went on. “She deserves to have
beautiiul clothes,” I thought; “for a
beautiful spirit dwells in her breast.”—
8. S. Advocate.
“ Hug Me to Death, Darling,” is the
title of anew song. If the authoress is
young and handsome we will endeavor
to comply with her request if she will
drop us a note, giving her residence and
the time when it will be most conven
ient for her to go to press.
Among the replies to an advertisement
of a music committee for “a candidate
as organist, music teacher,” etc., was
the following: “Gentlemen: I noticed
your advertisement for an organist and
music teacher, either lady or gentleman.
Having been both for several years I
offer you my services.”
Theodore Tilton is announced to lec
ture on “ Heart’s Ease” the coming Win
ter. Theodore will have to speak from
observation and not from experience
-when he tackles this subject.
THE FLORIDA AGRICULTURIST.
The man who has given himself to his
country, loves it better; the man who has
fought for his friend, honors him more;
the man who has labored for his commu
nity values more highly the interests he
has sought to conserve; the man who has
wrought and planned and endured for
the accomplishment of God’s plan in the
world, sees the greateness of. it, the di*
vinityand glory of it, and is himself
more perfectly assimilated to it.—Dr.
A Michigan farmer writes to the fac
ulty of Yale: “What are your terms for
a year ? And does it cost anything extra
if my son wants to learn to read and
write as well as row a boat ?”
An innocent old lady in Ohio recently
died leaving sll3 to sustain a newspaper
for a year!
The Crystal Fountain.
This is the name of anew Temperance
Song Book, by the well known musical
W - 9' Perkins, and published by
(. D. Bussell & Cos., 125 Tremont, street,
Boston. It is well printed, in convenient
form, and contains 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 singing. 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
Temperance Organizations. The most of the
music is easy and will be readily learned,
there aTe several pieces suitable
for concerts. It seems to De just such a
book as the growing interest in the causa
of temperance demands. 18-tf
Price 35 cts. $3.00 uer doz.
The well established fact that Orange
Culture in Florida is one of the most relia
ble and best paying interests in this highly
favored region, presenting as it does, the
strongest inducements to capital seeking
profitable investment,relieves the subscrib
er of the necessity of entering into detailed
statements as though it were, a mereexner
iSjSi&.P.LSl1 — I bjona/ble results-;.__Frouj. long
thoroughly satisfied that the Tending con
sideration essential to 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
wliat is desirable, to offer tor sale, either a
halt or an en tire interest, in two of the most
promising groves in the State, which I will
now proceed to describe, viz :
containing 228 acres of choics hammock
land, fronting J of a mile on the beautiful
Lake Pansotfkee. 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 20,000 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 unquestionablyproduceover
l.OOO.OOOorauges. 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 laud. Ten
acres of this place is set in the prolific ever
nearing Lemon, ripening continuously the
year round, and two acres are planted in
Bananas that are ina flourishing condition;
and I propose to bestow upon this grove
5,000 more banana plants from my Home
grove. I offer a half interest in ttie above
described property for SIO,OOO cash.
Shell Mound Grove,
containing 180 acres richest hammock land,
fronting 11 miles on the beautiful Witbla
eoochee river. Upon this place are 1,000
orange 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 tins place 2,500 more banana plants. 1
offer the whole of this last mentioned place
for $12,000 cash.
The locality of both these groves fully
insures against liability to injury from the
severest changes of temperature, and I re
gard this section of countrv as the very
best m the State for the successful cultiva
tion of semi-tropical and tropical fruits
north ot the Caloosaliatchee river—First
on account of the inexhaustible fertility
of the sod, it pelug a deep, vegetable mould
underlaid with shell marl abounding iu
phosphates. Second, immunity from frost,
on account of the large bodies of water ou
the north and west for many miles. The
murderous freeze of 18X5 did'not kill down
the wild trees in this locality, as the large
stocks plaiu<y 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 ou 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 Witli
lacooehee to Cedar Key, a distance of 80
miles ; and, ere long, the Railroad from
these l mds aU>Pa Wlll ~!W' trough or near
Asa home, this region is desirable, on
account of heaithfalness 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 farmiug.
. Title perfect, Address, for additional
A. L. EICHELIIERGER,
18 -4 Ocala, Muiioc Cp., rig,
One of the Oldest Medicines in Use.
1838. TAYLOR’S 1877.
OIL OF LIFE!
Having stood the test of nearly 40 vears
constant use, we defy its equal for both
man and beast, internally or externally
. Trv it! If not satisfied return tK empty
bottle andget your money. F J
Sold by dealers at 25c and 50c per bottle.
G. C. TAYLOR, Proprietor.
I airport, Monroe county, N. Y.
FOB SALE BY
J. B. ordax, DeLand.
Colcord & Felt, Beresford. dec 28.
Cottage Residence tor Sale.
A T , SPRINGFIEI.D, a Suburb ol
The cottage of eight rooms is situated a
few yards from the city limits, saving in
dty taxes, and ten minutes’ walk from the
postofhee, on an eivation overlooking the
city. The lot. 105x105 feet, is planted with
a variety of flowering shrubs and other
plants, anil over 40 varieties of fruit. The
place has recently been put in order, and
is one of the prettiest around .Jacksonville
Apply to J.H. PAINE.
my22tf Jacksonville, Fla.
STOP .11 LOOK.
Sweet Seedling Orange Trees, four to six
•vears old, Sicily Lemon, Lamb varietv r ,
Citrons, Guavas, Sc upperuong Grape vines
for sale at prices to suit tlie times
~ JAMES H. LAMB.
MOTTO: PERFECTION IS MY AIM.
A. M. TIDERMAN,
TAILOR & CUTTER
All work done in the best manner and
most reliable workmanship.
CLEANING and REPAIRING
Done with neatness and dispatch.
Prices to suit the Times.
Terms strictly C. O. D.
63 West Bay St., Jacksonville, Fla*
P. O. Box 953.
W M HURTER & CO.,
And Dealers in
HAY, CORN, OATS and BRAN
Ferdinand, Sclmmaker’s Akron, Ohio.
Mills, Graham Flour- and Oat Meal.
30 West Bay Street,
26 y Jacksonville, Fla.
|\ewYorf and Florida
Florida New Yorker
Is a paper published at our National
Metropolis, earnestly devoted to the inter
FLORIDA AND THE SOUTH.
It is a standing model of Literary Taste.
Each number contains “ True peii pictures
of the South.” practical articles on the
cultivation of all kinds of fruit. It lias a
large number of able contributors who
keep the panorama of Florida eoustantlv
rnoviug before the public. It presents
valuable information concerning all steam
boat aud railroad routes to the State. As
an advertising medium it is unsurpassed.
It is the recognized medium for advertis
ing southern property f or sale or exchange.
It is consulted by the sportsman, invalid,
and tourist who contemplate visiting
Florida for health dr pleasure.
TERMS, - * SI.OO PER YEAR.
Single copies 10 cents. Address,
FLORIDA NEW YORKER PUB. CO.,
84 Park Row, cor. Beekman st.,
Box 4348. New York City.
—FOB THE —
Florida a okicui/ix’rist
A WEEKLY Jr\. EIGHT PAGE I‘ATEIt
DEVOTED TO [STATE INTER-
GARDEN SEEDS! FIELD SEEDS*
bar weekJy? iCe Seed Potato -received PUre ’
as^Lehj^uperiorto'anv'everhbroHffM^w^'+f 66 !! this season aud eau
inii our own Peas aud Beans and Cncuniber sped
able to compete with any bouse in o,!r SOn ’ l n t be North, aud will be
mstore are better prepared &Z 55&
We are afro State Agm>TsTor d the Plantßoß bei " e P ,ire a “<l true to name.
Wl .. STOCKBRIDGE SPECIAL 3IANITRFQ
&<’ilr:7? S We are „re
SEEDMEN WHOIES VTE n; BENHAM & CO.
3-52-3 ’ LL ALL GRAIN AND PROVISION DEALERS,
Jacksonville, Fla. ’
OYSTER SHELL LIME
IS THE BEST AND CHEAPEST FERTILIZER
IN FLORIDA FOR
Orane-e Trees and Crops,
And Superior to Stone Lime for Building.
pointin' tSe °Bt ? Johns'river,''aslaral^anfoTd 1 n™*?; freight prepaid, toauv
Mayport. Ten barrels to the ton. 1 1 L K,lnsat S,sters Shell Islands, near
CxIRTER <fc STOWE,
P. O. Box 178, Jacksonville, Fla
33 West Bay Street, . Jacksonville, Fla
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Oil Cloths, &c.
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