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?
—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
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.
PENNIMAN & CO..
Manufacturers and Dealers in
: .■*> T * f *77 VfDfjlp
SCROLL ami TURNED
ROUGH and DRESSED
Haired and Hired Cypress Shingles ,
Lath , Fencing.
ORANGE BOXES, and
VEGETABLE CRATES, Ac.
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.
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
THE FLOE DA AGHCULTUBIST.
y e. wood.
Boss Bnllding, No. 2foy street, over
Harkins Bro.'s, boms 6.
PLAIN fc OR'AMENTAL
Country Orders attend to. de6-tf
OF ALL lUNDSOOXE liv
E. M. Penfild,
ap2s NEW RITA IN, Fla.
ORANCE CITY,. . Florida.
OPEN THE YE.M BOUND.
5-56 H. H. DeYAitfAN, Proprietor.
Alvord & lellogg,
Wholesale aii Retail
Pile largest and beat s lected stock of
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,
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.,
Glass and Plated Ware,
, ■•! iiaotl .1 4>io’ ) to .i .
„ HOUSE FURNISHING GOODS,
Chandeliers, etc., etc.
Wood and Willow Ware
Fruit Jars, Jelly Tumblers. Water Filters
Water Coolers, Ac.
13 West Bay St.,
JAC K M >UV II .L h, Ela.
J D. ROSS,
. WAGON MAKER,
OBANGE CITY, FLA.
All kinds of wagons, bnck boards, carts,
plows, cultivators, fcc.. made to order on
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.*
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
4-S Mount Royal Postoffice. Fla.
EDW. W. STETSON,
Successor to D. W. Davis,
Wholesale aud Retail Dealer in
CHI LD REN S C A RRI AGES,
And SHADE FIXTURES,
J.H'Km NY I Fla.
S-59 McConibe’s Block.
Benedict & McConilie,]
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
Belting, Harness. Saddles. Bridles, dec
Agents for the celcbiated Orange Liglr
Send for Prt if*Lists. ilijSl-l.v
Have your Orange Trees Budded and ge
ruit from three to five years sooner.
Extensive experience, cbeaprates; work
warranted for a small bonus.
Address, W. A. COOK,
an!) Beresford, Volusia co„ Fia
Mrs- C F. OCHUS, Proprietress,
(’OK. OCEAN AND ADAMS STS.,
JACKSONVILLE, - - Fla.
Just opened with 25 new rooms and new
Terms $2.00 per day. Special rates by the
week or month.
Guests will find everything for their com
fort and convenience.
A. SHELLEY, - - Proprietor
OLD RELIABLE PIONEER LINE.
FOR SALT LAKE.
Oniv through steamer from Jacksonville
to Salt Lake. Connects with t John and
Indian river R. R. at Titusville.
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.
TOCOI, PALATKA, SAN MATEO,
And ail intermediate landings, the
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
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
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.
DeLAND ic PARCH
1-52 DeLand, Volusia c onuty.,
tyOrdars left at this office will receive
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