Sunday, February 17, 2013
This Week in Titusville, February 16, 1888
Postponement of "Brevard Day" at the Sub-Tropical
Editor of the Florida Star:
Dear Sir,-For the information of those who contemplate a visit to the Sub-Tropical Exposition in Jacksonville, Brevard Co. Day, we have just received from the J.T. & K.W. Railway officials - the rates as follows:
For all points in Brevard county, on the line of the railroad is 2c. a mile for round trip, and no railroad rates to be over $3. ..................
Now as to Brevard County Day, the 23rd instant was designated by the Exposition management for the time, provided the President did not visit the Exposition that week, It is almost a settled fact that the President will be there on or about that date, we fear it will cause postponement of Brevard County Day until some time in March.
We hope the railroad company will find it to their interest to make excursion rates on the occasion of the President's visit also. Yours, etc., A.L. HATCH for Brevard Co. Committee.
[The arrangements have been perfected for the President's visit to Jacksonville, so the day, as Mr. Hatch states, will be postponed until some time in March.- Ed.- STAR]
Friday and Saturday evenings at Wager's Hall the famous Templeton Opera Co. will play the comic operas, "Mikado" and "Mascotte." This company consists of twenty-two persons, and with them they bring scenery for their plays. Every one can rest assured that the entertainment will be first class in every respect. Reserved seats are on sale at the store of J. Birnbaum at $1.00 each. As the house will be crowded, you should secure your seat early.
ONE of our old subscribers, in writing us, says: "Enclosed find $2.00. Please give me credit for same on subscription account to FLORIDA STAR. From its columns I find there must have been a great change in Titusville since I began to take the paper some seven years ago." We like to receive such letters -who would not? There is nothing that touches the newspaper man's heart like a kind word or two; but they are generally like angel's visits-few and far between; but then we appreciate them all the more.
--During the rain on last Friday, about noon, a slight fall of hail was noticed in this section. The hailstones were very small and only lasted for a minute or two.
--We are requested to announce, by the tax collector, that the tax books will positively close on the first day of March. Therefore take notice and govern yourselves accordingly.
--Everyone who has visited the Sub-Tropical and comes this way speak highly of Brevard's exhibit and her courteous representative, Mr. Wingood. We only wish that Brevard Day could come next week, while the President is at Jacksonville. It would have attracted a great many from this section of the State.
--Tuesday was St. Valentine's day; did you get one, comic or sentimental?
--An excursion party of fifty from Pennsylvania visited Indian River Tuesday.
--Arch-deacon Carpenter was here yesterday and held short service in the afternoon.
--Capt. J.Q. Stewart and Mrs. Stewart have returned from Middle Florida, and Mrs. Stewart is now stopping with Mrs. A.A. Stewart while the Captain is down the river.
--The afternoon train, on Tuesday, from Jacksonville, was nearly two hours late.
--Mr. & Mrs. J. Thompson, of Minneapolis, Minn., are spending a few days here, stopping at Palm Cottage. We received a very pleasant call from them yesterday.
--Mr. Carl Curtiss is down the river this week on his place near the Narrows.
--Captain C. F. Fischer unfurls the Danish banner to the breeze every Sunday in his fine yard on Julia Street.
--The Presbyterians of Orlando are going to build a brick church, beginning work at once.
--S. A. Long, of Grahamville, has sent a fifteen pound turnip to the exhibition.
--Not a stone has been turned on the proposed new custom house at Key West yet.
--The lanterns for the beach lights in Pensacola Bay are now ready, and the keepers have been notified to report for duty at once.
--The United States troops at St. Augustine are daily giving exercises in a signal flag drill from the garrison station at Anastasia Island, almost two miles away.
--The ladies of the Daytona Episcopal Church realized $100 by their "New England supper." This amount will be added to their fund for building a new rectory for their church.
--The Daytona Improvement Club has forty members. The object of the association appears to be to improve and ornament the streets and public grounds of Daytona by planting or cutting out trees, establishing and maintaining walks, grading and draining roadways, securing needful sanitary drainage, establishing and protecting good grass plats and borders in the streets, and doing whatever may tend to the improvement of the town as a place of residence.