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A Queer Old Peer.
The earl of Dysart, who died last week, led a curious life. Like the duke ol Portland, he was averse to being seen. He had lodgings in Nor folk street; no one was ever admitted into his room, and all correspondence was carried on by means of a small slit cut in the door through which messages and their answers were ypssed. As lie was rich and penuri ous, he managed to accumulate an enormous sum of money, a large por tion of which he had invested in the debentures of the London and South western Railway company. The title ol the earl oi Dysart was originally granted to one William Murray, who was the whipping boy of Charles I. The lad rose to be a gentleman of the bed-chamber, when a committee of the house of commons memoralized the king to “ remove that vile person from his councils.” William Murray lelt one daughter, who received a patent as countess of Dysart from Charles 11, and married Sir Lionel Tollemaehe, and, on his death, the duke ot Lauderdale. The lady used to boast to her second husband, that she had saved his life, when taken prisoner by the parliamentary forces, by “ submitting to the familiarities, of Oliver Cromwell.” Before I had heard of this, I confess that I had never thought of Ihe great protector in the light of a flirt. Ti e father of the earl just deceased was engaged before he inherited the peerage, in some curious electioneering practices. He bought a number of small houses at Ilchester, which theu returned two members. In 1802, most of these tenants were bribed to vote against him, so he pulled down 240 houses and erected a work house, in which their late occupants were lodged. But in 1818 a majority of the remaining elec tors voted against his candidates, on which he turned 160 of the inhabi. tants out of his work-house in mid winter into the streets, pour encour ager les mitres. At the next election there was still a majority against his candidates,when he gave up the strug gle. His will is to be contested on the ground, that the late Lord Hunt ingtower made a will during Lord Dysart’s lifetime, bequeathing all he could to his illegitimate family. The law of wills is somewhat complicated and it would require a dozen columns of this journal to explain why Lord Dysart’s will should be attacked be cause of the testamentary dispositions of Lord Huntingtower. Every day Lord Dysart had sent to him at Nor folk street, -the number of cabbages cut, of. peaches on the trees, ol eggs laid and chickens jinked on his es tates. He made his investigaiiop through an old: tlomestic ; servant. One. day an qld lady walked into the Southwestern Railroad Company's office and asked whether thore was not an issue of some sort of. guaran teed stock. The clerk said that there was. ‘‘Quite safe‘s” said she. “Oh, yes old lady; you need-not be afraid of your money. Do you want to put your quarter’s wages in it ? ” “ Well,” she answered, ‘ ■ if you please, be good enough to give me £60,000 worth of it, aud here’s the money; ” and with that she untied a big pocket frdm tin. der her dress containing notes to that amount, and presented the pocket to the clerk. A year or two ago, his lordship thought that he would go out, a thing he had not done lor many a long day. “ Bring me my boots.” he said to the aged domestic. She brought him the only pair he had. They were Hessians. “Now call a hackney coach,” he continued. When he went down and found a cab before his door driven by a man with a large cape, he was in a state ot utter amaze ment. He directed himself to be ta ken to Hamstead. When he reached Regent’s park, he insisted that the dri\er was going in the wrong direc tion. “ 1 his is not the wav to Ham. stead, he said. Wh--re are the cov ers in which I used to shoot [ heas ants:' Sad and astounded, he re turned to Norfolk street, from which he never again emerged alive Ackerman & Jackson? pharmacists —A XI) — TANARUS) R I"GG ISTS, I’al..\lk A. I‘\ a. Keep a full line cf Drugs. Chernies g. etc., aud sell at Jacksonville prices. Orders tan be tilled from this pomt two davs sooner than from Jaeksonville. 25 v PATENTS obtained for inventors, in theUnitedSrates Canada, and Europe, at reduced rates. \\ ith onr principal office located at Wash ington, directly opposite file Patent Office, we are enabled to attend t>. all Patent business with greater prom]tuess and de spatch aud les- tost, than other patent attorneys, who are at a distance from Washington, and who have, therefore, to employ " associate attor’iers. ’’ We make preliminary examinations and furnish opinions as to patents bihty.free of charges aiul all who arc interestcit in new iuwn tions and Patents are invited to send for a copy ot our “Guide for obtaining Parents, which is sent free to any address, and con tains complete instructions how to obtain Patents, and other valuable matter. We reter to the American-German National Bank, the Royal .Swedish, Nortvegiau ana Danish Legations, at Washington Hon. Joseph Casey. late Chief Jiistiee l\S. Conrt of Claims: to the Officials of the Patent Office, and to Senators and Members of Congress from every state. Address: LOUIS BAGGER ACo., Solicit ors of Patents anti Attorneys at Law, Le Dioit Building, Washington, I). C. 8-50. BIiILDERS'IIRMSHIMiIIILL JACKSONVILLE. FLA. PENNIMAN & CO.. Manufacturers and Dealers in : .■*> T * f *77 VfDfjlp SCROLL ami TURNED WORK. ROUGH and DRESSED LUMBER, Haired and Hired Cypress Shingles , Lath , Fencing. ORANGE BOXES, and VEGETABLE CRATES, Ac. SEASONED LUMBER Constantly Oi. hand. Fir All orders promptly filled. NEW IMPORTED REVOLVER, 200 CARTRIDGES, $ A r A “ENGLISH BULL DOG,"W.OU Loads more easily and English Walnut and Rosewood rapidly than any^ wfcS&jT? , The superiority of English Firearms other. is well known. This Revolver is war the market. Every one testi.) at factory, and mu pm WiA Ws&- . TAll(;i:T.rnt lil. /| KffC DM mpßmijfljwrL f r\T*mr' vit Pivmr w>t. to 'tQ Cartridges and Full j Bet Cleaning Tools on IP9T Bfeia-. receipt of price, packed |H sBEjSaMHKI In neat Case. Address '* SOLE FIRE ARMS CO., Chicago, lIU^W 41 La Sails Street, Send Greek Stamp for our Mammoth QlastraW Mae Ida*. THE FLOE DA AGHCULTUBIST. y e. wood. Boss Bnllding, No. 2foy street, over Harkins Bro.'s, boms 6. jacksonille. PLAIN fc OR'AMENTAL PLASTHtER. Country Orders attend to. de6-tf REPAIiING! OF ALL lUNDSOOXE liv E. M. Penfild, ap2s NEW RITA IN, Fla. DeYamiam Hotel, ORANCE CITY,. . Florida. OPEN THE YE.M BOUND. 5-56 H. H. DeYAitfAN, Proprietor. Alvord & lellogg, Wholesale aii Retail STATRMIRS anc PRIITERS! Pile largest and beat s lected stock of Blank Books. Ruled. Plain and fancy Papers, Envelopes and Fa;> y Goods, In the State. Orange Wraps a Specialty. 11x15, 10x12, 12x12, ALWAYS IN STOCK. We invite dealers to send to n> forterms Jacksonville Fla. Jan.l, 18T8. .janlO'm General Dealer in Dry Goods, Groceries, PROVISIONS, Boots. Shoes , Ready Made Clothing , drc. Dealing exclusively for cash I am ena bled to sell at prices unusually low, and by keeping constantly on hand a choice selection of goods, hope to merit the good will andparrouageof the wholecouminnity. DeL.tnd, May 15, 18T8. mvlstf ,1. S. DItIGGS. GKO. A. PECK. J. S. DRIGGS & CO., Dealers in ciidip; Glass and Plated Ware, , ■•! iiaotl .1 4>io’ ) to .i . „ HOUSE FURNISHING GOODS, Kerosene Lamps, Brackets, Lanterns, Chandeliers, etc., etc. Wood and Willow Ware TIN-WARE Fruit Jars, Jelly Tumblers. Water Filters Water Coolers, Ac. 13 West Bay St., JAC K M >UV II .L h, Ela. deal J D. ROSS, BLACKSMITH and . WAGON MAKER, OBANGE CITY, FLA. All kinds of wagons, bnck boards, carts, plows, cultivators, fcc.. made to order on short notice. BPHaving locatckl permanently at Or ange City and competed a large and con venient shop. 1 am Wepared to do all kind of work in the best banner and at reason able rates. I J. D. ROSS. Mav 39. 1878. I yn-g.* KCIiKKA Scale insect Exterminator! imple i'i its itpulicaHon, efficacious in its result.-. Composed of harmless vegetable ingredients. Does no hurt to the tree. One trial will convince the most skeptical. A pint bottle will suffice for from one to three hun dred trees. Full directions given for use. Price per bottle 50 cents. Manufactured and sold bv L. JACOBS. 4-S Mount Royal Postoffice. Fla. EDW. W. STETSON, Successor to D. W. Davis, Wholesale aud Retail Dealer in FURNITURE, MATTINGS, MATTRESSES, FEATHERS, COMFORTABLES, DOOR MATS, MOULDINGS, BRACKETS, PICTURE FRAMES, CHI LD REN S C A RRI AGES, MOSQUITO NETS AND FIXTURES Window Shades And SHADE FIXTURES, MOSS ! J.H'Km NY I Fla. S-59 McConibe’s Block. Benedict & McConilie,] Dealers in Hardwire and (Ihtlerv, Sasli, Doors and Blinds, ’ '‘ r 1 '* Stoves (full Tonsure. Paints and Oils , lilac smith's and Curj>enters Tools, Wagon Material and Agricultural Implements, Iran. Steel, Belting, Harness. Saddles. Bridles, dec UAV STBEET, Jacksonville, Fla. Agents for the celcbiated Orange Liglr ning Powder. Send for Prt if*Lists. ilijSl-l.v gEE HERE. Have your Orange Trees Budded and ge ruit from three to five years sooner. lNDicumm. Extensive experience, cbeaprates; work warranted for a small bonus. Address, W. A. COOK, an!) Beresford, Volusia co„ Fia OCEJF HOUSE, Mrs- C F. OCHUS, Proprietress, (’OK. OCEAN AND ADAMS STS., JACKSONVILLE, - - Fla. QARLETON ||OUSE, Just opened with 25 new rooms and new furniture. Terms $2.00 per day. Special rates by the week or month. PALATKA, Fla. Guests will find everything for their com fort and convenience. A. SHELLEY, - - Proprietor OLD RELIABLE PIONEER LINE. Steamer Yolusia, FOR SALT LAKE. Oniv through steamer from Jacksonville to Salt Lake. Connects with t John and Indian river R. R. at Titusville. -THE STEAMER VOLUSIA Capt. Tiios. Li nd, WILL LEAVE CLARK’S WHARF every Saturday at 12 m.. for the above points, touching at Palatka. We'aka, Lake ieorge, Volusia, Lake Beresford, Sanford, Mellonville, Enterprise, and Lake Jessup. 2-1 v JOHN CLARK, Agent. FOR Crescent City, TOCOI, PALATKA, SAN MATEO, And ail intermediate landings, the Steamer Flora, J. F. Rhodes, Master, Leaves Jacksonville, foot of Pine, street, ITlointay, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8 o’clock a. M. Returning, leaves Crescent Citv at 5 a. m. aud Palatka at 9 a. m., Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. S. G. SEARING & CO., Ag’ts, , - Jacksonville Rolleston Nurseries, PALATKA, Fla. ORANGE TREES, SWEET SEEDLING. Oranges in variety, on budded sweet stocks varieties for early fruiting, suited for hot-house culture. LBMOXS IX V'RIF.TY, BUDDED. Limes, Citron, Grape Fruit. Shaddock Bananas, Guavas, Peaches, Figs, Japan Plums, Apricots, and Plums. GRAPES SPITED TO THE CLIMATE. Send for Price List. Address A. .1. BEACH & SON mvls*tt Pa'atka Fla Choice Land AND Grape Stock FO M .'SALE! DeLAND *: FARCE Offer for sale in alternate lots of 5 to 10 acres, to parties who wish to improve the same, nortious of the 100 acres known as the Canfield place, a quarter section well adapted to Orange culture, Grapes and other fruits or vegetables. Lying mid way betweeu DeLand and the St. Johns river, the highest of the first quality rolling pine lauds, it is rarely equalled in quality or location by any lands in Florida. Also portions of a similar tract of 40 acres, known as the Adams’ place, at De and , at very reasonable rates. Also, contractors for the planting, care and culture of orange groves and vine yards on lands purchased of us. Also, a fine stock of choice uortneru Grape vines, remarkably healthy and prom ising, including Agawam, Concord, Hart ford, Ives, lona, Llndley, Massasoit, alem, &c., all varieties which ripen eariy and sell well in the northern markets. Prices, 12 cents each, for any number. EB^Addrese. DeLAND ic PARCH 1-52 DeLand, Volusia c onuty., tyOrdars left at this office will receive careful attetion. 219