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(EARLY DAYS ARE RECALLED acid was G. to car- Tem- 'L. Mr. they out Mi. bean the BY READING A NEWSPAPER PRINTED HERE 45 YEARS That the village of New Smyrna was one of the few in the state of Florida large enough and prosperous enough to support a regular newspaper newspaper back in June, 1879, is shown by a copy of the Florida Star, dated June 12, 1879, which is the property £ully preserved during all the years s nee it was published. A study of this newspaper, published 45 years ago, gives a good insight into condi- days. Some of the old timers still iving here will remember those early days, which stand in strong contrast to present conditions. There are not many people still here who were in this community at that time, but the names oi some o£ them ate in the local local items of this particular issue of the Florida Star. The paper is volume three and number 24, indicating that it had been published for two and a half years at that time. Chas. H. Cos was the editor and publisher and the Florida Star company was the proprietor. proprietor. The paper was three columns columns wide and four pages. All of the type in its four pages amounted to about the barne as one page of a New Smyrna newspaper of today. Practically all of the front page is devoted to a Sstary on tile advantages that could be gained by the opening up of an inland waterway along tbe Sept, 10th. Rates of freight from New York to New Smyrna, Port Orange or Daytona: 60 per bbl., per foot. Old iron, rope and lumber bought, or taken as freight the Capt." The advei tisement is signed by Capt. James F. Springer, with'R. S. Sheldon as agent at Smy\na and William Jaukson aa at Daytona. Among the items of interest is that the Pioneers of New Britain (now Ormond) challenge any "nine men in Volusia county for a baseball to be played at Daytona the afternoon of July 4th. The challenge is signed by Charles McNary, secretary oi the New Britain baseball club. Some of the interesting local are as follows; Born on June 4th, to Mr. and R. S. Sheldon of this place, a daughter, weighing S Vi pounds. The city of Daytona is now w th kerosene oil. S. J. Houges informs us thab had a ripe watermelon last week. The schooners West Side and W. Bell are at the inlet waiting go outside. One year's subscription to the will be given for the largest melion sent to this office this Miss Fah^y will take passage the schooner J. "ff. Bell for New Yoik. Miss Fahey made many East Coast from Jacksonville to New! ,, ,, ,, . . . . Smyrna and on down the Indian riv- Cl ^i n pf In ^ ° c ^ na s co vv n* H nf^ a "' J ·* a !^ as river ^' me nrst smpment ot watermelons was made on the steamer Western Texas on the 4th inst. They came from Drayton ibiand. The thermometer was 99 degrees days there was a firm conviction that, bow ?ero in New Y{)rk ^^ an adequate inland waterway won! wn j L j, beats this part of Florida by Coast. The article is an appeal for co-opeiation of the several communities communities to get these connecting canals cut and the inland waterway opened up. about ten degrees. The schooner J. W. Bell will York: Mise Fahey, B. F. Smith, Cook and B. IVhitam and niece. Capf. Cook of this place will In this issue of the Star only one, jjew York on the schooner ocal advertisement appears, that of to have his eyes doctored, the Ocean House, with E. K. Lowdi troubled him for some au- as proprietor. The advertising col- way was a umns contain advertisements of business business firms in Daytona, St. Augustine, Jacksonville and Enterprise. There is a pioniinent advertisement of the New York ami New Smyrna ine of Packets, which reads as, fol- ow,s: "On ai^d after Juiy 1 10th a ves- The Jacksonville Union says: Carter, who has oeen laboring on Indian river for a couple of years left on the train this evening to ehaige of the Episcopal church in Tallahassee. · The steamer City of Dallas on last trip to New York took on, sel of this lijie^will leave New York feet of lumber, ties, etc., for or New Smyrna direct, taking freight Yoik elevated railroad. The for New Smyrna, Port Orange, Daytona Daytona and freights for Indian river points to be landed at New Smyrna, or arrangements can be made with the captain to forward" to Sand Point and dressed 6x6 and 8x8 timber wrecked along this coast was got for the above railroad- A Jacksonville grocery advertises bacon at fiV^c pev lb., Hoar, 4t (now Titusville). The first vessel per lb., meal and grits 2c per !b., will leave New York July 10th and. 40c per lb.,' and green coffee the second vessel will leave New York 18c per lb.

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  1. New Smyrna Daily News,
  2. 27 Jun 1924, Fri,
  3. Page 1

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