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The discovery of the value of the velvet bean came with the loss Oi. the orange, and to-day this new candidate for popular favor is as much a staple crop with the farmers of tnis section as is the corn crop of the West. Thou sands of acres of this crop are now growing in this immediate section. The yield of cleaned beans has in former years, and promises tnis year, to attain from thirty to fifty bushels to the acre. When ground they are more valuable than corn for food for horses, mules, cows, pigs and chickens. They will produce as much or more working muscle in a mule, more beef, more and better milk, more pork, and more eggs than corn, when fed under similar con ditions, and to the same grade of stock. Cassava has also come prominently to tlie front as a stock food, either for dairy cows or for beef cattle, and hogs. It is claimed in a bulletin re cently issued from the Florida experi ment station, that this tuber will make good beef and pork at less cost than ever. These two, combined with beggar weed, which is not surpassed by any plant grown for green forage or for hay, and which thrives here, put with in the reach of the Florida stock raiser and feeder, food of superior quality, and will enable him to successfully compete in these staple products with the stock men of the West. Once started along these lines, a higher grade of stock will be introduced, and the animals will be better cared for. The result will be greater profits and a rapid and constant improvement in soil.—Orlando correspondence Times- TTiion and Citizen. The Burr Artichoke. The Agricultural Department has imported a number of fine artichoke plants from Europe, and will try to in troduce them in Florida and other Southern States. On the subject Secre tary Wilson says: “The name artichoke is commonly applied in America to a tuber resem bling the potato, now grown extensive ly in some localities for stock feed and for distilling alcohol, but not generally as food for human.beings. These are properly the Jerusalem artichokes, while the real artichokes are the un opened heads of a thistle-like-plant. These are a delicious vegetable, priz ed by the rich and poor alike in Eu rope and produced by millions in France and Italy. The plant is a pe rennial, and the fine varieties are pro pagated by suckers from the roots of the old plants, as are pineapples, and do not come true from seed. “In order’to introduce the culture of this much neglected vegetable, careful ly potted suckers of several of the best varieties were imported. In spite of all precaution many died, still enough liv ed to provide which can soon be multiplied indefinitely. The New York market is supplied now from Eu rope. principally from Naples. Arti chokes have long been prized in New Orleans, and are grown there exten sively for the local market and for canning. . It is confidently expected that the culture of this delicious vegetable will prove remunerative in the South, and that they can be introduced into other markets besides those of New Orleans and New York.” To put the brake on the wagon going down the hill is a help to the horse, when the wagon is heavily loaded. But what driver would think of apply ing the brake to a loaded wagon going up hill? If he did, his sensible horses would probably balk. Many a man is in the condition of pulling a load up hill with the brake set against him. When his stomach is out of order, and the alleged organs of digestion and nutrition impaired in their functions, a friction is set up which has to be overcome in addition to the perform ance of daily duties. A foul stomach makes a foggy brain, and the man with a disordered stomach has often to grope his way through the day’s busi ness like a man in a fog. He forgets appointments. Problems seem present ed to his mind “wrong end to.” This condition is entirely remedied by the use of Dr. Pierce’s Golden Medical Dis covery. It puts the stomach and di gestive and nutritive system into a condition of perfect health, and gives a clear brain, a steady hand and a light step for the day’s duties. When con stipation clogs the channels of the body, Dr. Pierce’s Pleasant Pellets.will work an effectual cure of that disas trous disease. CHEAP COLUMN RATES —Twenty words, name and address one week, 25 cents; three weeks 50 cents. SALT SICK Cured for one dollar or money refunded W. H Mann, Manville, Fla. 10x18-1900 HIGH CLASS trees ot all best adapted sorts. Jatalogue free. G. L. Taber. Glen St. Mary Nurseries, Glen St. Mary, Fla. 43tf WANTED —A quantity of Wild Lemon Seed or young nursery stock. Please write the price to A. L. Ingerson, Lemon City, Fla. 40-tf 'OO YOUNG FOWLS from which to make your choice. White and Brown leghorns, Barred and White P. Rocks, and a few Buff of both varieties. Wire netting, ani-meal to make hens lay, and Mica Crystal grit. Cata logue and price list free. 37tf E. W. Amsden, Ormond, Fla. EASTLAKE Citrus Nursery. Fine budded trees on sour and rough lemon stock. Write for price list. Geo. E. Snow, Eastlake, Fla. 41x48. VILLA LA. V E 7 RIES. Fruitland Park, Lake Cos., Fla. Offers for July planting 25 varieties of 2 and 3 year citrus buds. For good stock and low prices, address, C. W. FOX, Prop. 24tf GROVE FOR SALE. 40 acres hammock ' 2000 Fruit Trees, mostly bearing. Orange, ISPomelo, Peach, Pear, Plum, Fig, Persim ,inon, etc. A. M. Richey, Tarpon Springs, Fla. 44x49 PICKING BOXES, 300, new, heart, planed; bottom ined, open sides, handled. Stack ed on wagon won’t slip. 10 cents, cost 18. John Wetherbee, Fruitland. 44x46 TWELVE Pairs Extra Fine Bronze Turkeys for sale cheap if taken at once. Goblers weigh 14 to 18 Ins., hens, 12 to 15 lbs. A' dress, H. J. M. Porter, Monteverde. Lake County, Fla. 44x46 WANTED:—to exchange a Flour Mill near Toledo, Ohio, for real estate prop erty in Florida. Capacity of mill about 50 bbls. per day. Parties having prop erty to offer will please address their letters to “Flour Mill” Care Agricultur ist, DeDand, Fla. 45 tf. We offer an excellent stock of Citrus trees, t Orange, Lemon, Pomelo Kumquat, Manda.ri n s etc., on various stocks, all sizes and low rates. Send for new list just Remember we are headquarters in the South for Palms, Bam boos, Ferns, Decorative and Ornamental plants of all sorts. Catalogue free. REASONER BROS., Oneco, Fla. Preserves j — fruits, jellies, pickles or catsup are dk _7a more easily, more quickly, more healthfully sealed with Refined lyr j&f. Paraffine Wax than by any other rj*. method. Dozens of other uses will be Vh : f ““Refined X ; I Paraffine Wax ® in every household. It is clean. Sf Wt tasteless and odorless—air, water and acid proof. Get a pound cake of W A it with a list of its many useß V from your druggist or grocer. AX jf 1 Sold everywhere. Made by fwj STANDARD OIL CO. M THE FLORIDA AGRICULTURIST. IGENUINE BERMUDA ONION SEED First introduced in this country by Judge J. W. Tucker of Sanford, Fla., a former resident of the Bermuda Islands. He visited London in person and arranged with tne buyers of Teneriffe Seed to supply him. For thirty years the seed has been thus imported direct with the special advantage of getting the first crop and coming a month earlier than the seed of other importers. 1899 crop on hand, and selling rapidly. A. E. PHILIPS, SUCCESSOR To JUDGE J. W. TUCKER, SANFORD, FLA. Protection for Pineapples THEVARN PATENT Waterproof Tents and Pinery Covering The only effective elotli covering y et invented. Made of 8y 2 oz. and 10% oz. osuaburg, 4 feet wide and water-proofed with a chemical combination that keeps the wind and rain out and the heat in. and preserves the cloth. Tents are perfectly simple in structure, easy to manipulate, can readily be enlarged, and cheap enough to be practicable. It has been tested iu many ways and found wanting in none. The greatest boon yet discovered for the Orange, Pineapple and Vegetable Growers of Florida For a square tent complete 5 1-8 feet square and 8 feet high, the wa terproof cloth costs $2.20. and frame and making about $.30. This tent al lows the entire south side to be raised to admit the sun and air. The acme of economy and durability. No chemicals that rot cloth or cause spontane ous combustion are used. Cloth for pineapple covering, sewed in widths 8 feet wide, of any desired length and waterproof, ready to put on pinery at 21% cents per lineal yard. No orders accepted after Nov. I.sth, 1891). Address, Write for full particulars and estimates. JOSI4H VARN, Stetson, Fla. Farmers’ Attention !——r SPECIAL SPRING GOODS Avery Garden Plows, Acme Harrows GEORGIA STOCKS. SPRAYING OUTFITS, and everything in Grove and Farm Implements and Supplies. Poultry Netting BS&'VSfWi! Columbia Bicycles CHARTER OAK STOVES, CARRARA PAINT, IRON PIPE, BOILERS AND PUMPS WRITE FOR PRICES. GEO. H. FERNALD, Sanford, Florida. FREIGHT PREPAID ON TREES. Strictly high-class sto ck. Warranted true to name. Free frctm all injurious insects and fungus diseases. Extreme care in packing. 300 VARIETIES. Oranges, Pomelos. Kumquarts, Peaches, Pears, Plums, Kaki, Nuts, Grapes, Figs, Mulberries, &c. Also Roses and Ornamentals. 17 YEARS established. Correspondence Solicited. Catalogue Free. . Estimates furnished. No Agents. . E. Taber, Prop. GLEN ST. MARY NURSERIES, Glen St. Mary, Florida. jjj^ Lowest Our 1898 Catalogue the Best Out. A LEADING HORTICULTURIST WRITES OP ITt “Your valuable Catalogue received and I must state in due acknowledgment of your valuable work in Horticultural and Pomological treatise, the most unique and educational of all the catalogues yet received. It is indeed an encyclopedia Mto selection of varieties as well as very complete in description, setting for as H does the varieties and pointing out clearly the sections in which they secceed. NO ONE cm afford to be without a copy. Its only cost to you is tie cost o taking for it POMONA NURSERIES, Th ' SIiKISrSJE: c " We Lead. OTHERS POLLOW. Freight Paid by f Has been forthe Us, and | past 2 Years. 7 2 9