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Official Programme, Florida State Fair: Tampa, Florida, November 15-30, 1905
Tampa Coca-Cola Bottling Company
Postoffice Box 91
Rooms 5 and 6 Hampton Building
Pen 'Phone 455 Bell Phone 434
Florida State Fair
November 15-30, 1905.
CLEAN, WHITE, FREE FROM SPECKS AND WRINKLES
is the way we turn out your linen. Send your laundry to
TOWNE'S TAMPA STEAM LAUNDRY.
Dr. H.E. Lough
We do our own grinding, Artificial eyes in stock. Oculists Prescriptions Filled.
REPAIRING A SPECIALITY
Tampa Optical Parlors
306 CASS STREET
Peninsular Telephone 409
"Walkover Shoes" $3.50 and $4
L.V. SPENCER, 715 Franklin Street
Tampa Coca-Cola Bottling Company
Postoffice Box 91
Rooms 5 and 6 Hampton Building
Pen 'Phone 455 Bell Phone 434
Florida State Fair
November 15-30, 1905.
CLEAN, WHITE, FREE FROM SPECKS AND WRINKLES
is the way we turn out your linen. Send your laundry to
TOWNE'S TAMPA STEAM LAUNDRY.
Dr. H.E. Lough
We do our own grinding, Artificial eyes in stock. Oculists Prescriptions Filled.
REPAIRING A SPECIALITY
Tampa Optical Parlors
306 CASS STREET
Peninsular Telephone 409
"Walkover Shoes" $3.50 and $4
L.V. SPENCER, 715 Franklin Street
THE RACES TODAY
Will Interest You. The Horses Are Fast, the Track Good, the Jockeys Eager. You and I Are Engaged in a Faster Race-a Race for the Prizes of Life. The Great Advantage in This Race Is Judicious Investment of Savings. Put Your Savings Into Tampa Real Estate-Real Estate That Is Climbing in Value, in a City That is One a Solid Basis of Prosperity. While You Are Watching the Horse-Races in the Half-Oval, Decide to Emulate the Winners, by Staking a Few Dollars in Tampa and South Florida Realty Investments. Hendry & Knight, Real Estate Dealers, Corner of Franklin and Lafayette Streets. Offer This Suggestion.
THE FIREWORKS TONIGHT
Are All Right, to Cheer the Little Folks and Temporarily Please the Grown Folks. They Add the Proper Touch to Celebrations and They Are Just the Ting for Fairs. They Come in Well as Part of the Amusement Scheme of Life. But Before You Can Thoroughly Enjoy the Fireworks. You Must Have Money to Burn in Them. Money is the Fruit of Judicious Investment, and the Most Judicious Investment Is in Real Estate, the Basis of All Values. All Over South Florida Are Bits of Choice Realty, Just Waiting to Be Made Foundations of Fortunes, Start Your Foundation Now. That Tampa Dirt Furnishes the Golden Opportunity. Is the Contention of Hendry & Knight, Corner of Franklin and Lafayette Streets, Dealers in Tampa and South Florida Real Estate for Many Years.
THE PRIZES TO BE AWAREDED
Will Go, in a Very Few Years, to the Present Investors in Tampa and South Florida Real Estate. Tampa Is the Commercial Centre of the Immense Territory Furnishing This Magnificent Exhibition of Resources. That a Visit to the Great Tampa State Fiar of Tampa or South Florida Real Estate, Is the Belief of Hendry & Knight, Real Estate Dealers, at the Corner of Frankling and Lafayette Streets, Tampa. They Are Natives, and have Watched Tampa Grow From a Village, and Now Confidently Claim She Will Soon Be the Greatest City of the South. Their Office Is Considered Headquarters for Reliable Information Concerning Tampa and South Florida Real Estate. They Have Been Close Students of Values for Fourteen Years.
FLORIDA STATE FAIR,
Tampa, Florida, November 15-30, 1905.
Conducted Under Auspices of the
FLORIDA STATE MIDWINTER FAIR ASSOCIATION.
State Appropriation for Premiums $15,000 Annually for Two Years.
THOS J.L. BROWN.... President.
T.C. TALIAFERRO... Treasurer.
F.L. HUFFAKER... Secretary.
Board of Directors.
W.R. Fuller, chairman; John Trice, T.C. Taliaferro, M.W. Carruth, A.J. Knight, Gordon Keller, W.B. Henderson, James E. Crane, J.M. Towne, Abe Maas.
EDWIN D. LAMBRIGHT, Publisher
TAMPA THE LEADER.
Ask about WESTLANDS
Ask about CORRONELLA
SHE stands to-day without a peer. She is the largest pure Havana cigar manufacturing center in the world. There is over $1,000,000 worth of public improvements under headway, notable among which is the dredging of a channel twenty feet deep to our docks. Also extensive improvements in our electric car line, and an expenditure of nearly half a million dollars in new buildings. All of our various departments of business, for the past seven years, have shown a large and substantial increase each year. Investors have made large profits in the past opportunities are better in the future.
Have a great many good things to offer in large and small investments, on time and for cash. Drop in and see me. We will take pleasure in giving you all the ifnormation at our disposal.
CHAS. E. BALL
REAL ESTATE DEALER
Rooms 13 and 14 ELK BUILDING
2 FLORIDA STATE FAIR
PRINCIPAL BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS.
Grounds located in Hyde Park, principal residence section of Tampa, and directly in rear of famous Tampa Bay Hotel grounds. Grounds 40 acres in extent, and within 5-minute walk of business center.
Main exhibit building, dimensions 910 by 100 feet, devoted to agriculture, horticulture and other products of the soil.
Industrial building, dimensions 300 by 50 feet. Exhibits of manufacturers and other industrial products.
Woman's building, dimensions 100 by 85 feet, devoted to all varieties of women's work, educational work and display of art.
Live stock building, dimensions 300 by 60 feet, devoted to exhibits of horses, mules, and blooded cattle.
Building for exhibits of hogs, sheep, and other smaller animals.
Poultry exhibit department building.
Mammoth grandstand, accomodating 5,000 persons.
Restaurant, cafe, ladie's and gentlemen's retiring rooms and all other buildings necessary for convenience of visitors.
Administration building and press bureaus.
The amusement street of the Florida State Fair is known as "The Range"- a name typical of Florida, as was "The Pike" at St. Louis to Missouri and "The Trail" at Portland, to Oregon. An alluring highway of amusement, affording an endless variety of clean and up-to-date attractions, gathered from all parts of the earth. The only real Midway ever seen in the South. Don't fail to "Run the Range."
Race couse, originally built by Henry B. Plant and made the fastest half-mile track in the South for the purposes of the Florida State Fair. Races visible from all parts of the grounds. Nine days of light harness and running races, beginning promptly at 2 p.m.
The Stadium, located inside the race track, where wonderful performances will be given daily by some of the mammoth spectacles that have made Luna Park famous.
Troop C. Twelgth U.S. Cavalry, will give, twice daily, drills and rough-riding exhibitions in the Stadium.
Don't fall to see "Fighting the Flames," 125 people, including a complete Fire Department, the greatest attraction ever produced at Coney Island, brough direct to Tampa and to be shown for the first time in the South.
See the mammoth spectacular production. "Eruption at Mont Pelee." This great attraction, which pleased many at the South Florida Fair, will be produced on an infinitely larger scale this year.
(Continued on page 5.)
OFFICAL PROGRAMME. 2
A Standing Invitation.
You are invited to the Real Estate booth of The Wier Realty Co. in the Main Fair Building in the Hillborough County Exhibit. They have 5000 souvenirs, ready stamped for mailing.
An information bureau where all questions concerning the Fair, the City, the County or the State, will be kindly and correctly answered. A safe place to leave your parcels. A fine list of PROPERTY, in and near the City for sale. Orange groves and farm houses on easy terms. Every one welcome at our office in the Fair and in the City, Gould Building, Franklin Street.
Weir Realty Co.
THE TAMPA Business COLLEGE,
Wants every young person visiting the Fair to see our beautiful display of penwork, on the grounds and at the College Building Krause Block.
Our courses of study are thorough, practical and interesting- Catalogue will tell it all.
Come and join us.
L.M. HATTON, President.
5 FLORIDA STATE FAIR
A FREEZELESS REGION.
The Great Freeze of 1895, which was unprecedented in the history of the State and deserves to be chronicled among our national disasters, destroyed 45,000 acres of bearing orange groves in Florida; while under the protection of the warm waters of Tampa Bay, the groves of Manatee County were passed over practically unhurt. There are presented the ease and comforts of a tropical country within forty hours of New York and Chicago.
YOU SHOULD NOT RETURN HOME BEFORE SEEING THIS WONDERFUL COUNTRY.
I HAVE the CHOICEST PROPERTIES in MANATEE COUNTY on my list. Let me enumerate a few of them:
Thirty acre grape-fruit and oragne grove: 2784 grape-fruit trees from three to twelve years old, 300 bearing orange trees. Crop last year netted $7567 on ten acres of this grove. Price $45,000.
One hundred and twenty acres, fenced, 1 1/2 miles from Sarasota, 55 acrs of this tract is saw-grass land suitable for vegetables, sugar-cane and rice. These lands rent for $20 per acre cash, net; the balance of tract is partly cleared ready to plow; good stable and quarters for hired men. Price, $6000.
"The Palms." This beautiful property situated on Sarasota Bay, two miles north of Sarasota, comprises five acres of land, 460 ft. front on the Bay, bluff 16 feet above tide water, beautiful lawn and ornamental plants. Price, $9000.
Thirty-two acre orange and grape-fruit grove on Terra Ceia Bay; one half mile from S.A.L.R.R., 840 grape-fruit bearing, 535 orange trees bearing. Crop this year on trees is worth $8000. The grape-fruit trees are five years old and just coming into bearing. This grove is well protected from cold by Terra Ceia and Tampa Bays.... Price $23,000.
The best timber and pasture lands. Orange groves and grape-fruit groves planted and cared for non-residents. Thirty years experience. Reference: Bank of Manatee, bradentown, Fla.
OFFICIAL PROGRAMME. 5
In the exhibit buildings will be shown a remarkably complete and attractive display of the products and resources of Florida. About thirty counties will be represented by general and individual exhibits, among which are the following:
Lee, Pole, Osceola, Orange, Hillsborough, Pasco, Manatee, Citrus, Lake, Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Clay, Gadsden, Marion, Santa Rosa, Walton, Wakulla, Washington, Franklin, Suwannee, LaFayette, Taylor, Monroe, DeSoto, Dade, St. Johns and Volusia.
A large majority of the above will be represented by general exhibits, while others will be represented by numerous individual exhibits of every kind.
The handsome premiums offered, aggregating nearly $20,000 will bring forth the best in every line that Florida can produce.
BEWARE OF IMPURE MILK.
INSIST ON HAVING THE RICHEST AND BEST.
ST. CHARLES CREAM.
is the richest, purest and best unsweetened cream on the market, because it is prepared from rich milk secured from selected dairies under our direct supervision, perfectly sterilized and by the scientific application of heat all disese germs are destroyed.
has just been received at the Lewis and Clark Exposition which adds another to the long list.
SILVER COW BRAND
is giving excellent satisfaction, is of high quality, uniform and guaranteed to keep in any climate.
Additional information, cheerfully given by out Agent, Mr. E. Berger, or the manufacturers.
St. Charles Condensing Co.
ST. CHARLES, ILL.
Visit out Booth in the Industrial Building.
6 FLORIDA STATE FAIR
F. D. Jackson.
W.R. FULELR & CO.
WHOLESALE GROCERS AND DEALERS IN
Fertilizer, Crate Material and Building Supplies, Brick, Lime, Cement, Orange Wraps, Birch Hoops, Etc.
Selling Agents For
WARNELL ORANGE AND VEGETABLE CRATES PLAIN, PRINTED AND FANCY ORANGE WRAPS
SAWED AND SPLIT BIRCH HOOPS
TAMPA SAND LIME BRICK
GREEN COVE BRICK
GEORGE BRICK OF ALL KINDS
ATLAS PORTLAND CEMENT
KING'S PLASTER PARIS
HAIR AND FIBER
FIRE BRICK AND FIRE CLAY
PRESSED BRICK IN ALL SHAPES AND COLORS
GRANITE, MARBLE, TILE AND SEWER PIPE
RUBEROID ROOFING, ETC.
DELIVERED PRICES NAMED FOR ANY POINT IN FLORIDA.
Quotations cheerfully made. No order too large for us to handle and save you money. No order too small to receive prompt and careful attention.
RUBEROID ROOFING is superior to tin, gravel or shingles, and costs less. Let us send you samples and prices, and our booklet that tells you all about it. It is free. Write us a postal to-day.
VAN CAMP'S CANNED GOODS are distributed by us in south Florida. We guarantee every can to be "the best." Ask your grocer about it.
OFFICIAL PROGRAMME 7
We have some fine bargains in good paying gorves.
We have property for houses or investments in all parts of city and suburbs.
We collect rents, negotiate loans and pay taxes for non-residents.
O'NEILL & STONE
Pen. Phone 1582 703 1-2 Franklin St.
New Fixtures New Stock New company
We have just opened our store, containing a complete and up-to-date line of
We handle the famous Hackett-Carhart Co. clothing for men. And an excellent line of Clothing, Hats and Shoes for
MEN AND BOYS
MIZELL & BOURLAND
509 FRANKLIN STREET
8 FLORIDA STATE FAIR
FLORIDA'S GREATEST HOTEL
Under New Ownership Under New Management
Its Original Excellence Restored
NOW OPEN-- Season 1905-'06-- NOW OPEN
Visitors to the Fair will find it an ideal stopping place.
DAVID LAUBER, Manager.
YOUR ATTENTION, HOMESEEKERS!
For early vegetables and fruit growing, together with general farming, the lands in the vicinity of Plant City (east Hillsboro county, 22 miles from Tampa), are unsurpassed. Good lands can be bought at $7.50 per acre. Boom prices do not prevail. A cash market always at hand for all produce. Do not buy until you investigate. Call on
Plant City, Fla. Merrin & Devane
On S.A.L., A.C.L. and P.C.A. & G. Rys.
OFFICIAL PROGRAMME. 9
"PURITY," THAT DESCRIBES "AMERICAN QUEEN" BEER.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15.
11 a.m.- Parade stars from Ybor City, including all military and civic organizations, escorting Governor N.B. Broward and staff. Henry E. Snow, Marshal.
12 m.- Formal Opening Exercises of Fair, at Courthouse Square. Addrssed by President Brown, Mayor Salomonson, Governor Broward, Senators Taliaferro and Mallory, Congressman Sparkman, Clark and Lamar.
1 p.m.- Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla, mounted, will lead Magnificent Flower parade, starting from Tampa Bay gates, traversing principal streets, returning to Fair Grounds, passing in review around racetrack.
2:30 p.m.-Juding of Flower Parade and Award of Prizes.
3 p.m.- Royal Tournament by Knights of Gasparilla.
4:30 p.m.- Award of Trophies to victorious Knights.
All the Great Exhibitions on the Range will open in the evening.
First performance of fighting the Flames and drill of Troop C, Twelfth United States Cavalry, in connection with Layton's Spectacle, "Mont Pelee."
"AMERICAN QUEEN." THE BEER FOR THE HOME. IT'S PURE.
PLUMBERS AND TINNERS
All kinds of highgrade, sanitary Plumbig, Steam Heating, Gas Fitting, Tin Roofing, Sheet, Iron Tanks and Copper Work.
COATES PLUMBING CO.
203-205 Cass st. Both 'Phones 285
10 FLORIDA STATE FAIR
Tampa Bay Land Co.
INCORPORATED, CAPITAL $60,000.
Will shortly Announce to the Public the Opening of their Valuable Residence Subdivision
Which is Healthfully Located on the Boulevard Bay, Trolley Line and A.C.L. Railway
Large Lots, Reasonable Prices and Easy Terms.
FOR SALE BY
ALL REAL ESTATE DEALERS.
W.M. BROOKS, President
S. BOCHRARDT, Vice-President
C.M. KNOTT, Treasurer
JAS. F. TAYLOR, Secretary
OFFICIAL PROGRAMME 11
Real Estate Agent,
Franklin and Lafayette Sts.
Office, Pen Phone 600.
Residence, Pen Phone 839.
WE HAVE FOR SALE THE FOLLOWING PROPERTY:
Improved and unimproved City and Suburban propery, country homes, farms, orange groves, timber and turpentine lands, rich hammock lands, vegetable farms, some of the best business property in the City, a number of very desirable houses, good renting property, a good live mercantile business, also a hotel at a railroad junction that pays well.
Call and we will show you something that will interest you.
"AMERICAN QUEEN." ONLY BEER SOLD ON FAIR GROUNDS.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16.
MUNICIPAL LEAGUE DAY.
10 a.m.- Meeting of Southern Municipal League at Tampa Bay Casino or Courthouse. Mayors and Executive Offivers of Cities and Towns of Florida and neighboring States to organize permanently for the Improvement of Municipal Government.
Addresses by notable Southern authorities on Municipal Matters. Visit the Interesting Igorrote Village on the Range. Natives of the Phillippines in their Peculiar Garb, Representing Life in the Distant Archipelago.
"AMERICAN QUEEN." SOUTHERN MADE BEER FOR SOUTHERN PEOPLE.
N.DIXON, Pres. and Asst. Mgr.
A. MAKINTOSH, Vice Pres. and Sec.
E.K.H. D'AETH, Manager and Treasurer.
Souther Lumber & Supply Co.
All kinds of Lumber and Mill Work. We operate our own Saw Mill in the City of Tampa
We also deal in
All kinds of Dry Oak and Pime promptly delivered. Office and Mill foot of Tyler St.
Lumber Yard, both Phones 104.
Wood Yard, both Phones 300
12 FLORIDA STATE FAIR
For Information Regarding
FLORIDA STATE FAIR 05 OSCEOLA COUNTY
See exhibit first space to the right in main building.
W.L. Van Duzor & Co.
OFFICIAL PROGRAMME. 13
"AMERICAN QUEEN." OUR PRIDE, OUR SUCCESS. ACME BREWING COMPANY.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17.
Dedicated to the Honor of His Royal Highness Gasparilla, Imperial Master of the Mystic Krewe.
7:30 p.m.- The Mystic Krewe assembles at the Tampa Bay Casino.
8:15 to 9 p.m.- Guests of His Majesty assemble at Casino, received by the Royal Ushers.
9:15 p.m.- Curtain rises for tableaux, disclosing His Majesty, surrounding by his Loyal Subjects.
9:30 p.m.- His Majesty selects his Queen and Maids of Honor and Coronation Ceremonies follow.
10 p.m.- Grand March of Krewe and their ladies, reviewed by Their Royal Majesties and court, followed by four Masker's Dances, in which the King, Queen and Court participate.
10:45 p.m.- Unmasking of King and Krewe. Distribution of souvenir programmes.
Dancing until 1 a.m.
IS IT QUALITY YOU WANT? DRINK "AMERICAN QUEEN" BEER.
E.E. Cone & Co.
SALE AND BOARDING STABLES
The Best Service in the City
BRANCH OFFICE, Corner 14th St. and 8th Ave., YBOR CITY Peninsular 'Phone 412
Corner Cass and Morgan Streets, TAMPA, FLA.
Both 'Phones 179
14 FLORIDA STATE FAIR
Horses and Mules
any kind of Horse or Mule you want can be seen at my stable.
It will be my pleasure to show you quite the most complete and extensive line of "Fit and Ready Horses" ever seen in Florida
Fresh Country Horses, Delivery Horses, General Purpose Horses
In fact any kind of horse you wish.
I SELL AT A REASONABLE PRICE.
If you have any Heavy Hauling to be done let me know. I have big mule teams and will give good prompt service.
Call and See me
Livery, Sale and Feed Stables
114 S. Franklin Street, Near S.A.L. Depot.
Bell Phone 436.
Pen. Phone 1154.
OFFICIAL PROGRAMME 15
At both the Wholesale and Retail establishments of the
Tampa Hardware Company
Everything in Hardware Fine Line of Hunters' Supplies
WHOLESALE HOUSE 710 Ashley Street
RETAIL HOUSE 805 Franklin Street
YES, WE GUARANTEE IT. "AMERICAN QUEEN" BEER.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18.
Wise Visitors to the Fair should, on this day, in the absence of any Formal Arrangment of Notable Functions, devote their time to seeing the wonderful array of Florida products shown in the Main, Industrial, Woman's and Live Stock buildings, viewing the pleasurable diversions of the Range and making a complete tour of the entire grounds.
In the evening, one of the delightful Spanish dinners for which Ybor City is famous might be enjoyed to advantage.
WHEN YOU DRINK BEER, DRINK THE BEST- AMERICAN QUEEN.
The Leaders FOR
Stationery, Office Supplies, Blank Books
In South Florida is the
Tampa Book and News Company
Glober Wernicke Book-cases
R. & B. Loose Leaf Ledgers
513 Franklin Street
16 FLORIDA STATE FAIR
FRANK BENTLEY, PRESIDENT
L. BENTLEY, VICE-PRESIDENT
W.B. GRAY, SECRETARY and TREASURER
The Bentley-Gray Dry Goods Co.
WHOLESALE DRY GOODS AND NOTIONS
CORNER TAMPA AND TWIGGS STREET
NEW YORK OFFICE, 35 Howard Strret
MORRIS S. MEYER, Resident Buyer
OFFICIAL PROGRAMME 17.
THE AMERICAN QUEEN HAS INVADED FLORIDA. CALL ON HER.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20.
10 a.m.- Meeting in the Southeastern Stock-Growers Association, Board of Trade Rooms. Interesting and Profitiable Papers and Addresses by Leaders in the Industry. Plans for permanent benefits arising from the organization.
FIRST DAY OF RACES.
Races begin primptly at 2 p.m. First, 2.15 pace, 2 in 3 heats. $300. Second, Tampa Bay Derby, 3 year olds and up, $250. Third, 4 year olds and up, winner to be sold, $125. Fourth, 3 year olds and up, $75.
Performances twice daily by Fighting and Flames, Troop C., Mont Pelee, and Continuous Performances on the Range.
AMERICAN QUEEN BEER IS MADE BY ACME BREWING CO., MACON, GA.
Lester & Abernethy,
309-311 Washingtong St.
Wholesale Manufacturers of Congectioneries
and Jobbers in
Crackers, Candies, Soda Water Requisites & Fixtures, Cigars, Mineral Waters, Ginger Ales, &c.
WE MAKE A SPECIALITY OF SHOW CASES.
Bell 916 Penn 510.
18 FLORIDA STATE FAIR
W.B. HENDERSON, Pres.
H.L. KNIGHT, 1st Vice-Pres.
C.A. CARSON, 2nd Vice-Pres.
H.C. GORDON, Secretary.
FRANK BENTLEY, Treas.
WALTER C. WRIGHT, Actuary.
W.P. ADAMSON, Med. Director.
F.M. SIMONTON, Legal Cousel.
CAPITAL STOCK $500,000.00
WHY INSURE WITH THE
American Life insurance Company,
OF TAMPA, FLORIDA.
1st. Because it is organized up on the Legal reserve plan.
2nd. Because it is the only Old Line Insurance Company incorporated under the laws of the State of Florida, and besides writing an annual Dividend Policy.
3rd. Because it is to the interest of every man, woman and child to keep the tremendous amount of money going out of the State every year to Northern Insurance Companies, in the State.
According to the sworn report made to the State Treasuerer last year the people of Florida paid out in Life Insurance premiums amounting to $1,527,322.49, while the entire lossess aggregated only $428,579.30. So take out as good an Insurance contract as there is written, with the AMERICAN LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY, of Tampa, Florida, and keep that money in the State.
4th. Because its Policies are not burdened with oppressive conditions, but are easily understood, and as liberal as is consistent with safety. Remember that these Policies are incontestable after the first year, and that after the seconed year they draw an annual dividend which may be used in reducing your yearly Premium or in purchasing additional insurance.
5th. Because after the second year its Policies are absolutely non-foreitable-being then convertable into paid-up Insurance, or automatically extended with out surrender for the full face, as long as the reserve pays the premium.
6th. Because the American Life Insurance Company, of Tampa, Florida, is bound to be a growing Company on account of the successful reputation and integrity of its organizers. So get your life insured while you are in good health with the
AMERICAN LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY, TAMPA, FLORIDA.
OFFICIAL PROGRAMME. 19
ACME BREWING CO. RECOMMENDS AMERICAN QUEEN BEER.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21.
JACKSONVILLE DAY AND SHRINER'S DAY.
11 a.m.- Meeting of Poultry Growers Convention, Board of Trade Rooms, and formation of permanent organization. Addresses and papers.
12 m. [sic]- Grand and Aw-Inspiring Parade of Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, escorting trembling Novices, later to be Slaughtered. Weird, Strange, Unprecedented.
Shriner's Initiatory Exercises and Banquet in the evening.
First, 2.10 trotting, $500. Second, 3 year olds and up, $200. Third, 3 year olds and up, winner to be sold, $100. Fourth, 2 year olds, $100.
THE BEST OF ALL BOTTLE AND DRAUGHT BEER, AMERICAN QUEEN.
South Florida's Recognized Exponent.
The Tampa Tribune
Points With pride to its modest share in the upbuilding and prosperity of its State and section.
Let The Tribune Keep You Posted
About the splendid progress of this beautiful region, of which the present State Fair will give but an inkling.
COME AND SEE THE TRIBUNE BEFORE YOU GO.
Editor and Manager.
20 FLORIDA STATE FAIR
State Fair Visitors!
A Trip to Tampa is Not Complete Without a Trip to
Florida's finest amusement resor, and just the place to spend a quiet hour. Most beautiful grounds and finest dancing pavilion in the State. Throughout summer and winter musical and other entertainments of every character.
Dining service unsurpassed. Choicest viands on the market, served at reasonable prices at all hours of the day and night.
No better bathing can be found in South Florida. Excellent bath facilities. Boating and good fishing.
Located on Port Tampa line of the Tampa Electric Company, with finest cars of local service. Cars leave corner Franklin and Lafayette streets, Tampa Bay Hotel and other points along the line every 45 minutes, or you may drive over the Bayshore Boulevard, the finest driveway in Florida. Lauches to and from the Point from Tampa Bay Hotel or Lafayette street bridge.
A cordial invitation is extended to all.
THOS. J.L. BROWN,
OFFICIAL PROGRAMME. 21
YOU WON'T ENJOY THE FAIR UNLESS YOU DRINK AMERICAN QUEEN.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 22.
SECRET ORDER DAY.
11 a.m.- Citrus Fruit Growers convention, Board of Trade rooms. Feature of the day will be Illuminated Parade of King Happy Hooligan, attended by Gloomy Gus, Montmorency and Fort Funny Fellows. Log-Rolling by Woodmen of the World.
First, 2.07 Pacing, $575. Second, 3 year olds and up, $120. Third, 3 year olds and up, winner to be sold, $80. Fourth, Gentleman's harness race to buggy, $50, $20, 10.
AT ANY FIRST-CLASS SALOON- AMERICAN QUEEN BEER.
Independent Line Steamers
Double Daily Service between Tampa, st. Petersburg and Manatee River points.
Elegant River Steamers leave Fuller's Dock Daily, except Sunday, at 7:30 a.m. returning 6:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. returning 11:30 a.m.
You will miss an opportunity if you fail to take advantage of low rates of $1.00 for the round trip during the Fair.
G.F. and P.A.
Phone 230 Agent.
22 FLORIDA STATE FAIR
John s. Franz,
SAFE & LOCK CO.
Office and Salesroom
Geoergia and Florida
108 Main St.,
Mail Orders Given Prompt Attention. Write for Cuts and Prices.
YOUR SPECIAL ATTENTION is CALLED to the EXHIBIT of DEBOLD SAFES in INDUSTRIAL BUILDING.
OFFICIAL PROGRAMME. 23
AMERICAN QUEEN BEER-NOTHING FURTHER NECESSARY.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 23.
11 a.m.- Meeting of Club Women at Tampa Bay Casino. Address by Mrs. Sarah Platt-Decker, President National Federation of Woman's Clubs. Addresses and papers by prominent women of Florida.
First, 2.40 trot or pace, $200. Second, one mile, fillies and markes, 3 years olds and up, winner to be sold, $150. Third, four year olds and up, $105. Fourth, maiden two-year-olds, $95.
See the Seminole Indians, just from their native haunts in the Florida Everglades, on the Range. Last survivors of a once might tribe. Also, the Tasmanians, wild men, in their weird performance.
AMERICAN QUEEN BEER HAS JUST ARRIVED IN TAMPA. TRY IT.
If You Want Something Swell in the Photographic Line Call at 515 1/2 Franklin Street. Over Hutchinson-Cutter Drug Co.
Stertzbach's Studio of Photographic Art.
24 FLORIDA STATE FAIR
W.E. JONES, President
JOHN HENDERSON, Vice-President.
K. MALLONEE, Secy. & Treas.
W.E. Jones Company INCORPORATED
Commission Merchants and Jobbers.
Foreign and Domestic Fruits and Produce.
Consignments Solicitied. Write or Wire us for Market.
212 Light St.
OFFICIAL PROGRAMME. 25
SYNONYMOUS WITH SUPERIORITY- AMERICAN QUEEN.
FRIDAY, NOVEMEBR 24.
Reunion of Confederate and Grand Army Republic Veterans, under auspices of Third Florida Brigade, U.C.V, A.H. Terry Post and Kit Carson Post, G.A.R.
Parade of Veterans, under command of Brigadier General William H. Jewell, Commanding Third Florida Brigade, U.C.V.
Reception to Veterans and Ladies. Sponsor for Brigade Miss Florence Byran, of Kissimmee; Maids of Honor, Miss Onie Aveilhe, Tampa, Miss Mary Howard, Orlando. Chaperone, Mrs. B.C. Abernethy, Orlando.
For the first time since their return to the State, the historic battle flags of the Confederacy will be carried in the parade today, having been loaned for the occasion by Governor Broward and Adjutant-General Foster.
First, 2.30 pace, $200. Second, all ages, $100. Third, 3 year olds, $75. Fourth, 3 year olds and up, $75.
AMERICAN QUEEN BEER. NOTHING BETTER.
Wholesale and Retail Grocer.
High Grade and Fancy Groceries a Speciality.
Sole Agent for the Celebrated "Royal Scarlet" and "Robin Hood" Brands of Canned Goods.
Headquarters for all Kinds of Feed, &c.
CORNER OF FRANKLING AND MADISON STREETS.
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SNOW & BRYAN,
The Leading Wholesale Grocers of Tampa, Florida.
[Picture of] H.E. SNOW
[Picture of] T. ED. BRYAN
VICTORY CANNED GOODS. The Finest Packed.
WILLIAMS BROS. PICKLES.
AMERICA PRESERVING CO's. Jams and Preserves.
SOLE DISTRIBUTORS OF THE FAMOUS
Snow's Hobby Flour
FORTY MORE LOAVES TO THE BARREL THAN ANY OTHER BRAND.
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Competition is the Lite of Trade.
Perhaps That's Why They are Kept busy at
Mosely & Curry's,
The Prescription Specialists,
602 Franklin Street,
ONLY BEER FOR SALE ON FAIR GROUNDS-AMERICAN QUEEN.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25.
INSURANCE AGENTS DAY.
11 a.m.- Convention of Fire Insurance Agents of Florida, to form an organization. Business sessions followed by drive about the city, banquet and other social attentions.
A good day to take in Tampa and its environs. Visit Ybor City, West Tampa, Ballast Point, Port Tampa. Make a tour of the growing Gateway of the Gulf and note the rapid progress made her ina few years. Visits to the great cigar factories will amply repay the time and trouble.
No races today.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 27.
All the Shows in Full Blast. Amusing and Thrilling Exploits in Rough-Riding by Troop C., United States Cavalry.
Judges of Exhibits will begin work reviewing the various dispalys for awarding the handsome prizes.
First, 2.20 trot, $225. Second, four-year-olds, $100. Third, 3 year olds and up, 6 furlongs, $125. Fourth, four year olds and up, $75.
AMERICAN QUEEN WINS BECAUSE IT IS THE BEST.
For the Finest Livery in the City
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BUY BORDEN'S BRANDS
The Recognized Standards!
Brand Condensed MILK.
PEERLESS Brand Evaporated CREAM.
BORDEN'S MALTED MILK.
"The Best That Science Can Produce"
Borden's Condensed Milk Co.
Originators of Condensed Milk
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ACME BREWING CO. IS FAMOUS FOR ITS PURE BEER.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28.
Judging of Live-Stock exhibits.
Complete your tour of the Range today and, if you have already completed, take one of the attractive side-trips into the beautiful country contiguous to Tampa.
Be sure and see the Wild Animal Show on the Range.
Consolation Races. For horses that have not won. First, 3 year olds and up, $125. Second, all ages, $75. Third, for year olds and up, $75. Fourth, Ponies that have not run or entered at this meeting, $75.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29.
Special Exhibitions by all the Big Attractions. Unusually Thrilling Performances of Fighting the Flames, Mont Pelee and United States Cavalry.
Don't Fail to Visit the Exhibit of the Diebold Safe & Lock Co., John S. Franz, agent, spaces 41 and 80, Industrial Building.
Races for today will be announced November 27. They will be arranged to suit horses in attendance.
FEELING TIRED? TRY A GLASS OF AMERICAN QUEEN.
THE White Rose Saloon
W.H. HEINKEL, Proprietor.
Wholesale and Retail Dealer in Wines, Liquors, Beers, Ales.
Imported and Domestic Cigars.
Sole Agent for Red Star Beer and Lewis' 1866 Whiskey.
213-213 Lafayette Street.
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THIS IS TO REMIND YOU OF
THE HIGH ART CLOTHIER
Corner Franklin and Lafayette Streets. Opposite Court House.
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KNIGHT & WALL CO.
Hardware and Mill Supplies Wholesale and Retail
IF YOU WANT THE BEST, DRINK AMERICAN QUEEN.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30.
BROWN DAY AND THANKSGIVING DAY.
Celebration in honor of the President of the Fair, for his work in promoting the South Florida and Florida State Fairs.
Announcment of Prize-Winners in all brances of exhibits.
Grand Closing Display of Fireworks at Fair Grounds, Eclipsing Any Ever Seen in Florida.
THE STATE FAIR OF 1905 CLOSES AT MIDNIGHT. COME AGAIN NEXT YEAR.
First, free for all pace or trot, $550. Second, Florida Handicap, all ages, $250. Third, 3 year olds and up, $200. Fourth, 3 year olds and up, $175.
A TREAT IN STORE FOR SOUTH FLORIDA-AMERICAN QUEEN BEER.
G. FERLITA, DEALER IN
Imported and Domestic Wines, Whiskies, Beers and Cigars.
Franklin and Twiggs Street
Franklin and Fortune Streets.
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El Nacional Cigar Co.
MAKERS OF THE
FAMA NACIONAL AND TRIUMFA NACIONAL
[Seal of] FAMA NACIONAL
FABRICANTES DE TABACOS PUROS
EL NACIONAL CIGAR CO., MAKERS
Clear Havana Cigars
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In addition to what is said of Alachua County on the inside back cover page, her lakes and streams abound in fish of all kinds and her forests contain deer, turkey, quail, coons, cats, hare and squirrels in abundance, while in winter ducks, brant, wild geese, snip and plover frequent our waters in numbers sufficient to satisfy the most ardent sportsman. In late summer immense flocks of doves furnish sport to the boys and untutored gunenrs.
This country is filled with phosphate depostis of the very highest grade and mines one-third of the whole product of the State, being second in the number of tons produced by any one country, while thousands of acres of round timber is still untouched by the men of the mills and stills.
Hay, hogs and hominy are her specialities in the way of farm products with cotton and can as good seconds.
Her climate is delicious and healthful and while the most of her water is potable, her chief town, Gainesvill, is supplied with the purest water in the United States save that of Polan Springs, Maine.
Her people are intelligent, moral and their name is hospitality.
There is nearly as much cultivatable land in Alachua County as there is at present in cultivation in the entire State.
She is out of debt, has $40,000 in her treasurey and invites you to make your home within her borders. Come now while land is cheap; in a dozen years it will have the value of gold nuggets.
The four banks have deposits of over $1,500,000 and are in a flourishing condition.
The National Steel & Wire Co.
General and Executive Offices,
114-116 Liberty Street, New York,
WIRE ROPE and High Strength GALVANIZED WIRE STRANG. Extra Double Galvanized Telephone and Telegraph Wires. Bright, Annealed Coppered Liquor Drawn, Tinned and Galvanized Market, Spring, Rivet, Screw, Mattress, and all kinds of Special Wires for the Manufacturing Trade.
RODS, WOVEN WIRE FENCING, POULTRY FENCE. Free Cutting Machine Screw Stock, Straightened and Cut Wire, Music Wire, Swedes Iron, Crucible and Plow Steel Rope Wire, and a Great Variety of other Special Grades and Wire Specialties.
Rubber Covered Wires and Cables for Every Service.
New York. Boston. Chicago. DeKalb, Ill. Kansas City, Mo. San Francisco. Atlanta.
Write for condensed catalogue with tables; a Convenient Pocket Reference Book.
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LA CASA BLANCA
HOTEL and RESTAURANT.
CUERVO SILVA & CO., PROPRIETORS.
Large, Elegant Banquet Hall, Private Dining Parlors for Dinner Parties.
CHOICE SPANISH MEALS.
Cor. Seventh Ave. and Fourteenth St.
Pen. 'Phone 1589.
See the Big Show!
You Have Not Seen Tampa Unless You Have Seen
The Metropolitan Theatre.
CONTINUOUS PERFORMANCE EVERY NIGHT.
The Best in
Vaudeville, Burlesque, Music.
You Could Not Spend an Hour or Two of Your Visit More Pleasantly.
A Big Hit This Week.
Take the Seventh Avenue Car.
Tell the Conductor to Put You off at the Metropolitan.
W.C. LYNCH, Proprietor.
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Tampa--The Gateway of the Gulf.
NEW GOVERNMENT BUILDING.
RECORD OF TAMPA BUSINESS.
(Compiled From the Report of the past Year of Col. J. D. Calhoun, Secretary of the Tampa Board of Trade.)
GOVERNMENT REVENUE.- Total recepits for the year, $2,057,709.51. Gain, $281,514.33, or 14 per cent.
CIGAR INDUSTRY.- Output for the year, 196,961,00, a gain of 29,330,00 or 17 percent. Number of people employed, 8,700, gain of 15 per cent. Payroll for year, 46,084,00. Value of product, $13,713,860.
BANKING.- Deposits, December 31, 1904, $3,506,872, a gain of 10 per cent. The item of banking capital shows a gain of 55 per cent.
NEW BUILDINGS.- The increase in number one the previous year was 28 per cent in number and 40 per cent. in tonnage.
CITY COMMERCE.- Tonnage into Hillsborough bay from local and distant points, 321,000 tons- gain of 35 per cent. Moonthly arrivals of merchandise from West Indian, Gulf and Atlantic Coast points have more than doubled during the year.
STREET RAILWAY.- Number of passengers carried, including transfers, 6,278,451-gain in number, 854,378; in percentage, 15.
POPULATION.- A careful estimate gives the gain during the year at 5,000 for the city and contiguous suburbs- making a total of not less than 40,000.
MINOR ITEMS.- The records show an increase in number of telephones used of 981, or 33 percent. The exports of phosphate, cattle, lumber and fish all show large gains for the year. A number of industries of varied character have been added to the resources of the city.
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A Few Words About Tampa, Florida
Tampa achieves new distinction as the home of the Florida State Fair. For this conspicuous honor, it possesses every qualification and meets every requirement. It is full of the life and activity of modern commercialism. It is a fit representative of the Newer and Better Florida. It is the centre of the great fruit-growing region, of the richest trucking section of the country. It is easy of access, logically chosen for the terminal point of two big railroad systems. It commands the trade highway of the Southern Seas, is nearer to the outlet of the Panama Canal than any other rail-reached city of the United States and its future fairly gleams with golden opportunities- opportunities which the energy and enterprise of its citizenship will sieze and coin into the results.
ALL IN TEN YEARS.
Tampa, in ten years, has become a big, hustling, up-to-date city, with the improvements and facilities of a metropolis. As the main- [break]
A FUTILE EFFORT
---it will be for anyone to try to find a laundry that will do up Thanksgiving collars, cuffs and shirts in the artistic manner this laundry delivers them to customers.
Seeing is believing.
Cleaning and Dyeing.
Towne's Tampa Steam Laundry.
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[Continued] -mart of the most prosperous and, at the same time, most promising section of Florida, it is entitled to rank as the chief city of the State. While one other of the Florida cities may exceed it by a few thousand in population, Tampa discounts all competitors in the value and the volume of its commerce, of its business capital, of its banking resources, of its manufactured products.
It is with pride that Tampa points to the figures which lead this article, furnishing, in a nutshell, the vastness and the variety of its advantages. The visitor to the Florida State Fair will find, upon investigation, that the figures tell but little of the importance and wealth of the city.
Up to 1898, when the United States government selected Tampa and the mobilkization point for the army of invasion, which routed the Spanish power from Cuba, Tampa had attracted but little attention. Its streets were beds of sand. Its princioal thoroughfares were mere roadways, bordered largely by ramshackle structures that failed to accommodate even the embryon business of that day. Then, the great cigar manufacturing industry was in its infancy and the demonstration of whether or not Tampa could become the home of this gigantic enterprise had been only partially and imperfectly made.
Tampa today is scarcely recognizable as the outgrowth of the Tampa [Break]
For Any and Everything in Real Estate
Bartow, Polk, Co., Florida.
The Saratoga Cafe
JAS J. EDWARDS, Manager.
Imported and Domestic Wines, Whiskies, Beers and Cigars.
All Bottle Beers.
Mail Orders Promptly Filled.
Pen. 'Phone 421.802 Franklin Street.
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[Continued] -of ten years ago. A decade has evolved a strapping young giant from the toddling infant. The Tampa of ten years ago was doing nothing, saying nothing and scarcely "sawing wood." In fact it was barely "holding its own." When the tide of immigration and of capital turned its way, it all but swamped the "things that were." But progress and prosperity soon became the tocsin of citizens old and new and the making of a city was begun, not with the blare of trumpets and the rattle of drums, but with the steady, preserving, determined strokes of that untiring, unfaltering, keep-at-it spirit that accomplishes what it plans and builds permanently for the future and its fortunes.
THE TAMPA OF TODAY.
What is Tampa today? What is it doing? We have space here but fro the "headlines. Under each of them may be spread a story of sterling interest.
Tampa is today composed, including its immediate environs, of 45,000 hustling, enterprising people.
It has two railroads, six banks, seven steamships or steamboat lines, the finest hotel in the South, the best street railway service of south Washington, three daily newspapers, a large and active Board of Trade, a new channel to its docks now being deepened to 20 feet, under con-[break]
GREEN SPRINGS HOTEL.
This popular house is being reparied, enlarged, refitted and generall modernized and put in an up-to-date style. Large and spacious verandas nearly surrounded the house, one on the lower story and one on the upper, a long and roomy cooler between the two main houses affords shade and comfort to those seeking to escape the torrid heat. The Hotel is beautifully situated on a lot dotted with fine specimens of live oeaks festooned with Spanish moss, and other shrubs and plans. A beautiful view of the bay is had from the verandas and the windows on the front and two sides of the main houses. For fire pleaces, two up stairs and two down, heat the entire house to comfortable temeprature in cold weather.
The famous Green Springs water noted for its high medicinal properties and effecting so many cures in cases where the best physicians have failed, is piped into the hotel and guests or invalids may remain in their own room and drink at the fountain head as it were. Bath rooms have been put in an hot or cold baths in the miraculous curative waters may be had at any time. Rheumatism, Indigestion, Eczema, Catarrh and many other maladies have been cured in hundreds of cases. Green Springs is sitauted at the north end of old Tampa Bay and is only one and one-half hour's ride from Port Tampa and St. Petersburg. Launch service between these points is had every day.
The fishing and hunting is excellent and boat riding unsurpassed.
MRS. S.M. HANKINS
Green Springs, Fla.
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[Continued] -tinuing contract, by the United States government, a first-class postoffice, customs and internal revenue offices that stand eleventh in the country in the amount colelcted for the government, housed in the handsomest Federal building Uncle Sam's architects have ever planned, paved streets, parks and pleasure-grounds, and all modern improvements.
it has 200 cigar factories, its output of Clear Havana cigars being greater than that of all the other cities of the United States combined. This year, Tampa will make 225,000,00 of these cigars and its product for 1905 will be larger than that of Havana, Cuba, the birthplace and for years, the undisputed home of this industry.
In this cigar manufacturing industry, an army of skilled operatives its employed every month of the year and the amount of the payrolls of the cigar factories of Tampa alone for the present year will reach $7,500,000 while the value of the product wil reach $15,000,000. These are the figures of ONLY ONE INDUSTRY, remember, and Tampa challenges comparison with any city of 50,000 population in the country in the showing thus made.
REMARKABLE BUILDING RECORD
Tampa built over 900 new buildings during the year 1904 and this year, the record will show fully 1200, or 100 per month. These are [Break]
The Dairy Lunch
M.R. VAN DYKE, Prop.
Now in the Southern Hotel Building, 514 Franklin Street.
Best of EATABLES
Short Orders a Specialty.
For a Drive Around the City
HOBBS & COOK, The Liverymen.
They Have the Swellest Rigs in Town,
With Careful and Experienced Drivers.
Both 'Phones 85.
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[Continued] -not of the cheap and temporary sort, but substantial brick and stone business houses and neat and commodious residences.
Incidentally, it may be noted here that TAMPA HAS NOT HAD A BUSINESS FAILURE THIS YEAR.
Again, Tampa is not a one industry town. While the cigar business naturally dominates and the city is largely dependent upon it to keep up the flow of the life-blood of trade through its arteries, varied enterprises are sprining up every few days. It has recently become the centre of the naval stores industry, employing thousands of workers. It is the shipping and trading depot for all the rich South Florida citrus fruit and vegetable growing section. It handles yearly between 100,000 and 150,000 head of cattle, which are shipped to Cuba from the ranges of this portion of the State. Its fish business is enormous, the shipments for the year past amounting to 3,789,694 pounds, which is increasing at the rate of 25 per cent. per year. A half million tons of phosphate rock are shipped annually. The total volume of its incoming and outgoing shipping is 800,000 tons, about 900 vessels entering and clearing at the Tampa customhouse each year. It has several of the largest lumber, veneering and brick-manufacturing plants in the South. The manufacture of artificial stone is one of the new industries, assuming great proportions.
The Tampa Furniture Co.
Carries the Only Complete Stock of
Furniture, Carpets, Stoves,
etc., in South Florida.
Wholesale and Retail.
501-503 Franklin Street.
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IT IS FAMOUSE WHEREVER USED-AMERICAN QUEEN.
WHAT IS "DOING" IN TAMPA.
Tampa was never more active than it is today. All lines of human endeavor are pulsing with new life and vigor.
During the year, the city has accomplished much and it is yet to accomplish more before the curtain is rung down on 1905.
TAMPA IS NOW:
Spending $500,000 in vitrified brick street paving and granite curbing, the contract calling for 18 miles- the largest single contract of this character ever awarded in the South.
Spending $100,000 in an extension of its sewerage system, carrying the benefits of a thorough sanitation to the newly-built portions of the city.
Having a 20-foot channel dredged from its docks to deep water in the bay, involving the expenditure, by the National government, of $440,000, under a continuing contract appropriation made by the last Congress.
Providing, by the recent purchase of the magnificent Tampa Bay Hotel property, including its beautiful botanical gardes, a public park to its citizens that has no equal anywhere.
Entertaining thousands of visitors from all parts of the country at- [Break]
THE BEST THAT FLOWS-AMERICAN QUEEN.
You Will Make a Mistake
If You Go Home Without Taking a Pair of Our Shoes With You.
Glenn Shoe Co. 507 Franklin Street.
While Here Do Not Miss Seeing
Warner's Curiosity Store
The Largest Curiosity Dealer in Florida.
116 Lafayette Street, TAMPA, FLORIDA.
Come and See the Live Alligators and Snakes.
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THE BEER THAT MADE THE ACME FAMOUS-AMERICAN QUEEN.
[Continued] its great State Fair, which is to be repeated yearly on a constantly enlarging scale.
Spending at least $1,000,000 in new buildings now actually going up to to be built during the remainder of the year.
Adding new and larger buildings from time to time to its pulic school system, despite which the rapid influx of population is constantly taxing the accomodations.
Receiving the benefits of the expenditure by traction and lighting companies of thousands of dollars in the extension and improvement of their plants and service.
These things that Tampa is now doing are but an earnest of the things to be accomplished in the next year. Of the thousands of winter visitors who seek the salubrious climate of this section each tourist season, many are so attracted that they become permanent residents. From all quarters, new citizens are coming and the population is increasing as never before.
HEALTHFUL, DELICIOUS, INVIGORATING-AMERICAN QUEEN.
The Originators of Coffee Roasting in Tampa and South Florida.
WE LEAD-OTHERS FOLLOW.
Our high grade, fresh roasted Coffees, fine Teas, and pure Spices are for sale by all leading dealers in Tampa and South Florida. See our exhibit in Main Fair Building. Visitors cordially welcome at factory, 202 Washington St.
Tampa Floral Co.
7th Avenue, 26th and 27th Streets.
Pen. 'Phone 1349.
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ACME BREWING CO., MACON, GA., MAKERS OF AMERICAN QUEEN.
DESTINED TO BE A GREAT CITY.
Tampa's destiny is rapidly unfolding. It is to be a great city- one of the greatest in the South. Maintaining and constantly increasing the industries which it now accomodates, it will gain new ones as its advantages become better known and its unfailing resources are more widely advertised. To each and ever visitor to the State Fair, the City Council of Tampa, which has contracted for this space in order to present a few of the facts and figures that make Tampa famous, extends its heartiest welcome. The city is yours. The more you see of it, the better you will like it. Should you decide to cast your lot here, you will be given every assistance and shown every courtesy. We feel that we can make this invitation strong, because we know that you will find no promise unfulfilled, no picture overdrawn.TAMPA WOULD BE GLAD TO COUNT YOU A CITIZEN.
YOU DON'T KNOW BEER IF YOU DON'T KNOW AMERICAN QUEEN.
The Tampa Business College
Hillsborough County High School
FOX TYPEWRITERS EXCLUSIVELY!
Eighty-five per cent. of the writing machines used in Tampa and vicinity are Fox Typewriters.
The fox is a higher grade typewriter than any other. It will do more work, more varied work, do it easier, and has greater durability than any other typewriter manufactured. We are proving the assertion every day.
We wan an opportunity to prove it in your office, and we are perfectly willing to undertake it without any expense to yourself.
Owen Typewriter Co.
313 Zack Street.
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Brobston, Fendig & Company
Have Eleven Years' Experience in
Real Estate and Timber Lands in
Georgia and Florida.
Send for our list of Land and Timber Properties.
Williams & Moorhouse
IDL Elgin Creamery Butter
W. & M. Fancy Full Cream Cheese
Cudahy Packing Co., So. Omaha, Neb.
Poppy Brand, N.Y. State Canned Goods
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HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY COURT HOUSE.
Hillsborough County, second largest in population and richest in resources of the State of Florida, has developed so rapdily in both that it has outstripped all competitors and stands forth now without a peer in the Peninsular. From 1890 to 1900, its population more than doubled, the increase being, in actual figures, 141 per cent.; from 1900 to the present, it has kept up this excellent record and fully 50,000 people dwell contentedly within its borders. Blessed by all the natural advantages that could be desired, with an energetic and industries citizenry, it is an ideal place of residence for both winter and summer.
In winter, it possesses all the charms of the Florida climate, which attracts, annually, thousands of visitors from the north; in summer, favored by an extensive sea coast, receiving the cooling breezes from the Gulf, if offers equal advantages as a hot-weather resort. All in all, Nature has furnished few more delightful regions for the habitation of man than Hillsborough, the crown-jewel of the rich counties of Florida.
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LOCATION AND EXTENT.
Hillsborough County lies between 82 and 83 degrees, west longitude, and 27 degrees, 10 minutes and 28 degrees, 10 minutes, north latitude. It has a salt water coast-line of 150 miles. It is the fourth county northward from the extreme souther portion of the State and possesses a semi-tropical climate which is not equaled elsewhere for salubriousness.
Hillsborough County has an area of about 1,300 square miles, or 832,000 acres, the land being either level or gently rolling. On the West Coast it often rises into rounded hillocks, randing in altitude from 50 to 200 feet.
ITS FERTILE SOIL.
The soils of Hillsborough County vary in character, and are known as high and low hammock, high and low pine, reclaimed salt water and fresh water marsh, cypress swamp and a mixed or chocolate soil in which clay is mingled with a sandy loam.
The hammocks are considered the best lands, because they are of deeper, richer nature, stand droughts better and are covered with such hardwoods as the oack, hickory, magnolia, palmetto, and other well known varieties. These lands produce large crops of fruits and vegetables and are the kinds best adapted to profitable and general vegetable culture.
Consolidated Grocery Co.,
"Pure Silk" Flour
"Honey Dew" Canned Goods
"Lion Brand" Canned Meats
Ask Your Grocer for the Above Brands. They are the Best.
We extend a cordial invitation to our friends and customers to visit us at our office. 110-112 Water St., during their visit to the Fair
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Hillsborough County is noted for the diversity of its agricultural and horticultural products. All the crops which can be produced anywhere in Florida can be produced in Hillsborough. The eastern portions of the county are well adapted to the production of stable crops, such as corn, sugar cane, potatoes, rice and kindred products and, although these will also thrive on the west coast, yet that region seems better adapted to the growth of fruits, especially the semi-tropical, owing to its very mild climate, the equability of the seasons and the currents of air that blow over it from the Gulf of Mexico.
Both sections are well adapted to cattle raising; the forests, especailly the flat-woods of the interior, being a mass of verdure during the rainy season.
Truck farming is one of the chief industries of the county. Hundreds of small truck farms or gardens are to be found throughout this section, and all who have engaged in this branch of industry have received rich rewards. Excellent fast freght facilties place Hillsborough county growers in close communication with the Northern and Eastern markets.
Among the products of Hillsborough county truck farms may be enumerated:
INVESTIGATE THE BLAKESLEE
AND IRRIGATION OUTFITS.
Diploma received over all competitors at South Florida Fair.
The most up-to-date and efficient pumping and irrigation outfit for groves and truck farmers.
We have the largest and most successful outfits for orange grove irrigation in practical operation at Southerland and Dunedin, Fla., and can furnishe references- give you full information and demonstration.
Gasoline engines and combination rigs for all purposes.
Write or call on our local representatives.
203 Tyler St., Tampa, Fla.
Phone 1573 Pen.
E.L. DE LONG,
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Asparagus, beans, brocoli, Brussel sprouts, beets, cabbages, carrots, cauliflower, celery, cress, cucumbers, egg plants, lettuce, mustard, musk and water melons, okra, onions, parsley, peanutes, peas, sweet and Irish potatoes, peppers, tomatoes, turnips, pumpkins, radishes, spinach, squashes, strawberries.
Two crops of sweet potatoes may be planted each year and the yield ranges from 100 to 600 bushels per acre, according to the character of the soil. Two crops of Irish potatoes may also be produced in a season, the first being planted in January or February, and the second in September or October. South Florida is invariably first in the Northern markets, hence this section si a more favorable one for gardening as the producer who is first to market his products receives the top market prices.
The crops most generally raised for Northern markets by truck farmers are cabbages, cauliflower, celery, cucumbers, egg plant, strawberries and tomatoes. Celery grows in rank luxirance on suitable soil, and is one of the best paying crops to which the attention of Hillsborough County farmers has been directed.
Cabbages do well and often net $500 per acre. Egg plants bring from $5 to $20 per barrel and tomatoes range from $5 per crate at the beginning of the season to 75 cents at the close.
The raising of early strawberries for the Northern markets is becoming a greater industry every year, and whole communities, in season, devote their attention tot he cultivation of this paying crop. A small amount of capital is necessary to engage in it, large and quick returns nearly always follow. The earliest shipments bring from $1 to $2 a-
TO THE HOMESEEKER
If you are looking for a location in Florida, I can please you. Orange groves and truck farms in the best sections of the State on reasonable terms.
Who are in the market for investments in Timber Lands, Mineral Lands, Grazing Lands and Colony Locations, should write to me before purchasing. I deal direct with the owners. Any size tract desired.
Write for my list of Bargains.
WALTER GRAHAM, Arcadia, Fla.
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-quart. The berries give an average profit of $500 to the acre.
Melons are a very profitable field crop as they reach the Northern markets ahead of those grown in Georgia. Tabaccoa thrives on suitable soil and is considered almost equal to the Cuban product. Sugar cane grows extensively throughout the county.
A GREAT FRUIT REGION.
Hillsborough County is near the head of the orange-producing counties and also grows a large quantity and variety of other semitropical fruits. It is located in what is knowna s the "true oragne belt." The fruits of the temperate and the torrid zone can be grown side by side.
Among the fruits which are at home in Hillsborough county are orange, lemon, lime, pine apple, citron, pomelo, shaddock, avacado pear, banana, cocoa plum, cherimoya, cashew nut, date palm, fig grape, guava, jujube, kaki or Japanese persimmon, kumquat, mango, melon, paw-paw, mulberry, olive, Otaheite, gooseberry, peach, pear, pecan, plantain, plum, pomegranate, rose apple, sea grape, sour sop or ice cream fruit, sugar apple, strawberry tree, tamarind.
A REMARKABLE CLIMATE.
Florida has, for many years, been a great winter resort for nothern people, who come here to escape the rigorous winters, and this immediate section is undoubtedly more frequented than any other, owing to the mildness of its winters.
The climate during the summer months is generally misunderstood by residents of the Northern states unacquainted with its character.
When In Need of Varnish
KNIGHT & WALL COPANY
W. J. BERRY & CO.
Tinners and Plumbers
AND SHEE METAL WORKERS
Skillful Workmen Sent to Outside Points
"Quick Meal" Gasoline Stoves
213 Franklin St.
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Hillborough County has developed rapidly in the past decade. Its advantages have been industriously heralded throughout the country by judicious advertising and those who have come from distant sections to cast their lots among its fertile fields and teeming groves have written to their friends to follow them. In addition to the strong and prosperous army of "native sons" an energetic and resourceful element of Northern and Western people has settled within the limits of the county, devoting their efforts to increasing the sum total of its wealth and prosperity. Of all these people, Hillsborough County is proud and to all of them it yields the first fruits of its riches. There is room for many more and they are steadily coming. During the past three years, hundreds of families have removed to this country from other States and all are contented with their adopted land.
Hillsborough County is now enjoying good government and its funds are being wisely and economically used, to the greatest benefit of all the people. The county administration is in the hands of a Board of County Commissioers, composed of J.N. Holmes, J. Mack. Towne, C.B. Ware, G.F. Altman and J.L. Jackney. This Board has inaugurated many reforms and improvements during its term of office and the results of its wise supervision are already beginning to be appreciably felt.
Several years ago, the county took a step forward by bonding for- [Break]
DON'T FAIL TO CALL-
At the Baker County exhibit and see samples of Trees of all descriptions that are grown at
Turkey Creek Nursery
Including grape fruit, satsuma, kumquat, and other orange, peach, per, plum, persimmon, pomegranate, fig, ornamental and shade trees of all varieties. Field grown roses and Ornamental shrubbery. Leave your orders with
C. F. BARBER, Prop.
Office Hourse 9 to 12, 2 to 6.
Pen Phone 1151
Scalp and Facial Treatment
609 Franklin Street
Over Morton's Drug Store.
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-$400,000 for the construction of good roads throughout the county. Much of this road work has been done and some of it is still in progress. What will be the most magnificent driveway in the South, the Bayshore Boulevard, skirting the Bay from Tampa to Ballast Point, will soon be completed. Hard roads have been built between the principal towns of the county and the improvement effected has been wonderful.
Among the recent works of the County Commissioners is a large and well-equipped poor farm, by means of which the entire pauper list of the county has been wiped out and those who have been hitherto dependent upon charity, are now enabled to earn their subsistence by the cultivation of remunerative crops. The poor farm provides excellent accommodations and is located on one of the best farms in the county. The County Commissioners, by this institution, save thousands of dollars annually to the taxpayer.
Besides Tampa, the county is dotted with thriving towns, which have grown at a remarkable rate during the past few years and which promise to assume the proportions of cities in the near future. Among these, each populated by a hustling and ambitious citizenry, may be mentioend Plant City, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Dunedin, West Tampa, Seffner, Brandon, Largo, Bellair, Valrico, Tarpon Springs, Sutherland, Green Springs, not to mention a number of farming and fruit growing settlements and naval stores depots that will soond find prominent plances on the map.
The Victor Safe & Lock Co.
Announce that agency for the sale fo their safes is held by E. Berger,
Cor. Tampa and Whiting Streets, Tampa
Both Phones 210
and it will be to the advantage of all interested people to secure his prices before purchasing elsehwere.
In confirmation of claims made by the company in the past for a strictly high grade safe of universal superiority, the Awarding Juries at the World's Fair 1904 accredited the Victor with the Grand Prize and Gold Metal.
A Complete line shown in 150 page catalogue 83B, sent free on request.
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The attention of visitors to the Florida State Fair, for whom this article is especially written, is urgently called to the display made by Hillsborough County in the Main Buidling of the Fair. The exhibit has been liberally assisted by the County Commissioners and by the individual citizens of the county, and is in charge of Mr. Phil. Collins who has made the resources of the county a life long study. For ana ctual object lession in demonstration of the statements made in this article, which is necessarily brief, see the Hillsborough County exhibit. It gives a very good idea of what Hillsborough soil can produce. While you are visiting this section, it would pay you to make a tour of the various points of interest throughout the county. You will find an ideal region for the homeseeker or the investor. Its future is brigh with the promises of continued prospoerity and it invites the most careful consideration of whoever would make his home where perfect climate and fertile soil combine to yeild riches to the industrious resident.
J.M. YORK, Pres.
W.H. WHITNEY, Vice-Pres.
F.O. WATSON, Treas.
YORK & WHITNEY CO.
PAID IN CAPITAL $50,000.00
FRUIT AND PRODUCE
Florida Fruits and Vegetables a Speciality.
No. 1 North Market St.; 24, 26, 28 Commercial St.
REFERENCES:- Fourth National Bank, Boston; The Mercantile Agencies; McCormick, Hubbs & Co., New York; C. Shipley & Co., Baltimore.
TELEPHONE 4200 CORTLANDT.
Phillips & Sons,
IMPORTERS & EXPORTERS.
277 Washington Street.
REFERENCES:- Chatham National Bank, N.Y., Irving National Bank, N.Y., and Commercial Agencies.
SPECIALITIES---Florida Fruits and Vegetables.
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THE GARDEN SPOT OF FLORIDA
The Home of the Orange, Lemon, Lime and Grapefruit.
FRANK A. WALPOLE, Editor Manatee Record, Manatee, Fla.
WHERE LOCATED AND HOW TO REACH MANATEE COUNTY.
Manatee County lies in the extreme souther portion of the West Coast of Peninsular Florida. It is lcoated on the Gulf of Mexico between latitudes 27 and 28; its shores are washed by the blue waters of the gulf stream whose warm current temeprs the climate and reduces the chances of visitation from the forst king to a minimum, hence Manatee County's location is indeed the most favored in the sunny clime.
Being about fifty miles south of Tampa, Manatee County can be reached in a three or four hours' ride either by rail or water. Both railroad and steamers maintain the year round a double dialy passenger service, and during the Fair especially low rates are made in order to give every one an opportunity to visit this fertile and productive county. You should take advantage of this cheap rate to see the "Land of the Manatee." If you fail to see Manatee County, your trip to South Florida will be incomplete.
Manatee, perhaps more than any other county in Florida, has stronger claims to perfectness of climate. Situated as it is on the extreme southern portion of the west coast of Peninsular Florida, its location naturally makes its climate congenial and delightful, then add to this its vast expans of water protection, which almost surround the county, and you can readily see that we have a climate unequaled by any other section in the United States. The thermometer seldom reaches as high as 95 degrees during the summer months, and the mercury rarely ever goes below 40 degrees in the winter, with an average temperature of between 60 and 70 degrees for the winter months.
The soil of Manatee County is far famed for its fertility and productiveness. Probably no county in the state can boast of as rich pine and hammock lands as the Mantee section. As some enthusiasts have said it will "grow to perfection anything you plant."
The soil and climatic conditions of Mantee County are so adapted that the finest oranges and other citrus fruits in the world are grown here.
In brief, the orange, lemon, lime, grapefuirt, avocado or alligator pears, guavas, mangoes and numerous other citrus fruits grow here to perfectness.
Vegetable and Agricultural Interests.
Manatee County for years has been depended upon to furnish, you might say, the nation, with all kinds of the earliest vegetables, and she has never yet disappointed the northern markets. The agricultural resources of Mantee County are unexcelled. All field crops can be successfully grown, including corn and oats and even cotton is not an unknown crop.
The chief industries of the county are turpentine, lumber, phosphate, Fuller's earth, stock raising and vegetable and citrus fruit growing.
Don't fail to call at the Mantee County exhibit and get a descriptive pamphlet and Special Fair Edition of The Manatee Record. These will tell you all about Manatee County and we want you to know.
Manager Manatee County Exhibit.
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THE REAL TROPICAL REGION OF FLORIDA
While Lee County is one of the newest and least populated of the Florida Counties her exhibit at the State Fair will convince any one that this county can produce a greater vareity of fruits and vegetables than any other in the State of Florida. This is because she has rich soils, and a climate that cannot be equaled for its mildness and salubriousness. With its one hundred miles of coast, washed by the warm waters of the Gulf, the temperature of which is so warm even in the midst of winter as to make bathing in its open waters enjoyable, together with the souther position of the county, being only 150 miles north of the Cuban coast, while on the other hand 350 miles south of Jaksonville and 159 miles south of Tampa, gives Lee County a climate as tropical as that of the island of Cuba.
As proof of this the visitor to the great State Fair at Tampa will find at the Lee County booth bearing cocoanut trees with blossoms and cocoanuts in every stage of growth. Hundreds of green cocoanuts, and the graceful palms of the tree used in the decoration of the booth. Here also will be found those tender and delicious tropical fruits, the avacoda, or alligator pear, the mango, sapadillo, sugar apple, royal poinciana, paw-paw. Small specimens of these trees will be xhibited transplanted in tubs, and the ripe fruis will be seen in large-three gallon jars, showing these fruits in their natural ripe state.
But Lee County will not stop at tropical fruits. Its reputation for grape fruit is par excellence and becoming world wide and is greatly in demand. Nowhere in the world does this fruit thrive better than it does on the soil of Lee County. Trees can be found in the county that have attained the great size for fruit trees of seven feet in circumference around the trunks. The exhibition of this fruit will bear out the claim made for its excellent quality, as many boxes will be shown. The fact that Lee County took first prize last year for the finest box of oranges, shows that she can grow fancy oranges also, and can send grape fruit and oranges to market earlier than any other county, and keep them on the trees later in the spring.
Then the interested observer will note on exhibition the citron of commerce, fine lemons equal to the forieng grown fruit, tangerines, mandarins, shaddocks, water melons, pineapples, both shedded and grown in the open.
Another leading industry is that of growing early vegetables for market, Lee County truckers being shipping in the middle of October and continue shipping all through the fall, winter and spring months and until the 1st of June. At the Fair will be found many crates of toamtoes, egg plants and peppers. These crops are now being shipped in car loads from Lee County, and brining from $1.50 to $3.00 per crate.
Another valuable crop in Lee County is sugar cane. Examine the cane and syrup on exhibition, and you will find it difficult to duplicate them. There will also be specimens of potatoes, string beans, rice, peanuts, cassava and many other crops.
It will be worth your time to examine the splendid collection of preserves, fruits and jellies, the guavas being grown in great quantities and making the finest jellies and preserves as also the sea grape and other fruits.
An interesting article at the main exhibit will be Tos. E. Edison's first phonograph, which has been at his labroatory in Ft. Myers for the past twenty years.
But our space is filled and we cannot enumerate the many things to be found in the wonderful exhibit from Lee County. Should you desire further information about the county you can keep fully posted by subscribing for the county paper, the Ft. Myers Press, published weekly at Ft. Myers, Fla.
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Peter Grahn, Prop.
Fresh Meats, Poultry and Produce.
Fresh Fish and Oysters.
918 Franklin Street.
Pen. Phone 187, 441.
Bell Phone 121.
All Kinds of Provisions.
The Prosperous Farmer
has a right to be buoyant, because he carefully prepares his lands at seed-time, and used liberally every season.
whcih bring, at harvest-time, large, excellent crops- for which the very highest prices are obtained. They come up to and often exceed our guaranteed analysis.
If you don't fertilize with these popular brands- you fail to obtain the best results from the care and labor put on your crop, whether it be trucks or anyone special product of the soil. If your dealer cannot supply you write us for information any any one of the cities named.
THE TRIBUTE PRINTING CO.
State Fair Official Program
Printing for all Purposes.
DR. R.M. SAMUEL
Eyesight Specialist and Optician
Manufacturing and Lens Grinding
613-615 Franklin Street
Call and see
Orange County Florida Wine display in booth next to Hillsborough County exhibit in main building.
OUR LEADING BRANDS
5 year Sherry, Scuppernong, Muscat de Ocoee, Premier Orange and Vino de Naranjo.
Leave your order for a case to be sent to you after the Fair.
Booklent on wine making and grape culture in Florida, FREE.
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WELCOME TO FLORIDIANS
OUR office is large and commodious. Have your mail sent in our care. Write your letters here, and see the biggest grocery stock in South Florida, and than have a free smoke of
Cooper's Favorite Cigar
Nothing better for the money. We extend to all Fair visitors a hearty welcome. Write us for any information.
The Hillsborough Grocery Co.
605-6-7-9 and 11 Ashley Street
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ASPHALT RUBBER ROOFING PAINT.
UNEQUALED FOR IRON, TIN, STEEL OR FELT ROOFS, FIREPROOF OR WATER-PROOF
ESPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR RAILROOD WORK.
Send for Color Card and Price List
A written guarantee of from TWELVE to TWENTY YEARS is given this paint.
WORLD'S FAIR AWARD
We are the only Asphalt Rubber Roofing Company awarded Medal and Diploma for Asphalt Rubber Roofing at the World's Columbian Exposition at Chicago, 1903.
ASPHALT RUBBER PAINT
The Paint On Your Roof
has not always given you the satisfaction you expected. Did the dealer give you a written guarantee that it would
Last from Twelve to Twenty Years?
WE do, because we know our paint and our business. Let us tell you about it.
Beckwith's Asphalt Roof Paint
'Has stood the test of time. If you'd want to seel your building and the purchaser was aware that the roof would not have to be repainted for ten years, it would be in your favor. What's good for another man is good for you. When one painting in ten years is sufficient, why have it done oftener?
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BANKS, CORPORATIONS FIRMS and INDIVIDUALS
LIQUID ENAMEL PAINT
THIS PAINT is remarkable for its durability and preserving powers. The point upon which the Company dwells is that they can give a written guarantee for five years that the paint will not crack, scale, wash off or corrode. Such a paint is, of course, very desirable- the price being 50 cents per 100 square feet.
FIRE AND WATER PROOF
In Eight Years in Washington NO OTHER PAINTER Has Painted a ROOF OVER After Us.
LIQUID ENAMEL PAINT CO.
506 F. Street
60 FLORIDA STATE FAIR
BECKWITH, HENDERSON & WARREN
Real Estate and Loans
City Property, Farm Lands
Orange Groves, Turpentine Lands
Money loaned to net 8 per cent. to the lender of first mortgage or improved Tampa property.
First National Bank Building
PENINSULAR 'PHONE 58
BELL 'PHONE 258
Alachua County, Florida is situated nearly in the geographical center of the State as it is possible for a county to be.
It containes 1620 square miles, of which $18,500 acres are above water and susceptible of cultivation. Its soil is variegated, running from poor pine land through the various grades to the richest hammock and swamp lands. Its population is 38,763. It contains one city (Gainesville, the seat of the University of Florida) of 6000 population and 24 towns, villages and hamlets with populations of from 100 to 4500 souls.
It has within its boundary 277 miles of railroad in daily operation valued for taxation at $1,126,600.00 Its rivers are the Sante Fe, Ichetuckneee and the far-famed Suwannee. Its lakes are the Sante Fe, Alto, Newsman's Little Orange, Wauberg, Lochloosa, Levy, Tuskawilla, Jennings and Alachua.
Its schools number, (white) 93 and 90 teachers and 3560 pupils; (black), 50 with thirty eight teachers and 3170 pupils. It has 147 churches and no liquor saloons. In this country prohibition prohibits.
It has 13 phosphate mines in active operation.
It has 19 Naval Stores plants.
It has 25 saw mills, 10 shingle mills, two basket and crate factories and one veneering mill.
It has 25 grist mills, one rice mills, three moss ginneries, 24 cotton ginneries, one wood oil plant, one coffin factory (only one in the State), four ice making plants, two cold storage plants, three bottling works, two variety works plants and one for the making of sash, doors and blinds, two large commercial fertilizer factories, one of the most complete publishing houses in the State (the Pepper Publishing Co.); four banks of loans and discounts, two newspapers and four magazines, two steam and one Chinese laundry, two extensive and five small wagon and carraige factories, one of the largest ("Spring Park") stock farms in the State, one large and one small electric light and power plant, one foundry and machine shop, one system of wate works (the purest water in the state), 25 irrigated and canvas covered truck farms, 30 orange groves in bearing, a large brick-making industry; machinery for making hard roads, consisting of steam crusher and roller, grading machine, portable tank, stump puller, etc. Two fruit and vegetable canneries, eight livery and sales stables.
The value of her farm products, live stock and poultry included $1,014,000 dollars worth. Her cotton, lint and seed $600,000, value of her phosphate output $825,000 dollars, upon which freight is paid to the amount of $363,000. The value of her lumber, manufacturers, fisheries, shingle and naval stores output $1,350,000, amounting in the aggregate to the handsome sum of $4,552,00 annually.
Her soil procudes cane, cotton, oats, rye, barley, rice and all kinds of vegetables every month in the year. She grows oranges, grape fruit, kumquarts, pine apples, Japan plums, Japan persimmons, guavas, apricots, plums, peaches, grapes, pomegranates, haws, bananas, pecans, chestnuts, chinquepins, walnuts, hickory nuts, winkie pins, strawberries, raspberries, dewberries, blackberries, mulberries, gooseberries, pears, quinces, celery, cassava, orria root, Jamaica ginger, datil, and the tabasco sauce pepper, ruby king, bull nose and all the other varieties, velvet beans, soja beans, pinders, potatoes, both Irish and sweet, and chufas and every variety of melon, while her forests produce tar, turpentine and rosin, moss and sisal hemp, and every variety of wood that grows on the peninsula.
Our Beers are Sold on Reputation
Reputation for Purity and for Quality.
We've worked for years for this reputation- we've spent thousands of dollars in gaining it.
We Mean to Maintain It
Our Beer is a Florida product for Florida people.
We want the patronage of every lover of pure beer in Florida. Not merely because we are a home industry, but because we deserve that patronage. When you buy our beer, you buy the BEST.
Why send elsewhere when you get no better and in many cases an inferior quality?
The FLORIDA BREWING CO.
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Official Programme, Florida State Fair: Tampa, Florida, November 15-30, 1905. 1905-11-15. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/326727>.