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PALATKA, FLORIDA, TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 1885.
A TOUCHING SCENE-
The Self-Sacriiiceof a Woman WhicU
Changed Sel fish ness to Sympathy.
"There was a pathetic scene on a train
on the Westers Division of the Erie Sat
urday,'' said a-conductcr on that road to
a New York Sun reporter. "A woman
hoarded the train at Olean. She carried
in her arms a baby but a few weeks old.
It was very cross and peevish, and defied
all of its nurse's efforts to keep it quiet.
Its cries were at times so loud and pierc
ing that the other passengers could not
hide their annoyance, and after a while
audible expressions of their feelings came
from all parts of the car. The woman
was patient under the double trial of the
child's troublesomeness and the evident
knowledge of the annoyance it was to her
fellow passengers. She talked soothingly
to the child, plared it in all positions and
to so arrange its wrappings as to, in a
measure, deaden the sound of its cries.
Finally some one in the car, whose impa
tience had got the better of his sympa
thy, shouted out:
" If that child can't be kept quiet, I
hope it may be removed from the car at
the next station '.'
"This unreeling remark seemed to
meet with general approval, and the poor
woman's eyes tilled with tears, and in at
tempting to speak her feelings overcame
her and she pressed the baby closer to her
and sobbed violently. She soon recover
ed herself and redoubled her efforts to
keep the child quiet. For a short time
she succeeded somewhat, but presently
the cries of the baby were as loud as and
prolonged as ever. At last a man arose
and said sharply:
" 'Madam, it would seem to me that
the mother of an infant should know how
to take at least half care of it.'
"The train had now stopped at Sala
maney. At the remark of the second
speaker the woman arose in her seat and,
facing the car full of passengers, said, in
a voice trembling:
'"lam not ibis poor little thing's
mother. I never saw it before yesterday,
and I believe it hasn't a living relative.
Its father was killed on the railroad a
week before it was born. Its mother,
living in a distant place, hurried to the
scene of her husband's death. The child
was orn among strangers, and day be
fore yesterday the mother died, leaving
hi r little one with no one to care for it.
I lived in the house where the mother
lit (1 and volunteered to do what I could
for the poor little thing and to go with
the dead woman's remains to her native
place. Her body is on this train. I am
sorry the child is so troublesome, but
isn't it entitled to some little sympathy?'
"The effect of the woman's words may
Ik) imagined. There were few dry eyes
in the car when she dropped, sobbing, in
to her seat. All selfishness was lost in
sympathetic thoughts of the desolate lit
tle wanderer, and a score of hands that a
moment before were almost willing to
raise in chastisement of the babe were
now anxious to extend aid to it and its
self-sacrificing guardian. It was a tomb,
of nature that made the whole world
The hammer and saw are busy among
Manifestations in lMiila-
Detroit Free Press.
A lady and gentleman were invited
into the dark cabinet, and soon out again
telling startling stories of spirit forms
and kissing. Another couple entered,
when tho noises inside were of an alto
gether different character. A table was
overturned and the lady emerged, look
ing as if she had had a struggle. After
telling startling stories about the spirit
forms and the kisses, the medium came
out, followed by the gentleman who had
been in there with him. lie immediate
ly addressed the audience, saying that
he was no longer a spiritualist, for this
was an infernal fraud. Then lie dived
into the cabinet, from which in spite of
the medium's efforts to lead him off he
brough backt a long-handled paddle cov
ered with cotton flannel. "This is the
kisser," said he amid yells and laughter.
At once there was great confusion and
shouts from all over the house. He went
on to say that on entering the cabinet he
was told to place one of his hands on the
medium's head. He felt the medium
move his knees and release the loops
about his wrists. Then he thrummed
the guitar; then took the paddle and
touched the gentleman on the cheek
and lips with it making as lie did so a
kissing sound. The gentleman seized
him, but, being a powerful man and the
lady interfering, the medium succeeded
in replacing his hands in the loops. The
whole affair was a cheat, he said. There
was no Bertha King.
When he had stopped speaking the po
lice officer came forward and arrested
the medium and his partners on a war
rant, oroviniislv tnl-(n rmt nfriinst tln-m
for obtaining money under false pre- .
fences. The tnonep at the box oiHee was i
secured and the apparatus seized.
A large hotel is being built by
Hastings, of Springfield, O.
Real estate is being eagerly sought
after in this vicinity. The eleyated,
healthy location of the "Orange Belt" is
beginning to tell.
Mr. W. Taylor, lately in business here,
has sold out his pretty fifteen acre plot,
situated on the north side of Lake Chip
co, realizing fifteen hundred dollars for
house, land and improvements.
W. H. Mizzell, R. Jackson and Mr.
Rennick, of Virginia, have purchased
from Mr. D. Young, and will build at
once. Several others are negotiating
for sites. The Young addition is sold
only to those who make bona fide im
provements. Rev. John C. Haughton is interesting
himself in endeavoring to secure for In
terlachen the location of a Congregation
alcollegeforthedissemmination of higher
education. Winter Park, Mt. Dora and
several other places are competing as to
who shall have it. Several handsome
contributions have been placed at the
disposal of Mr. Haughton to be given as
inducements for them to locate"between
the lakes." God speed the cause where
ever it may le located.
The need of a good school is much felt
and we can sympathize with the "Gem
City" in this respect. Surely our legisla
tors will do something in the direction
Of untying the hands of our county com
missioners throughout the state, that
ilipv mav be nermitted to assist in the
building of schools when desirable. The
education of the rising generation is a
duty devolving on all of us and we must
not shrink it. It is generally believed
that the federal government will make
some provision for a general system of
assisting the south, in the education of
whites as well as the negroes, but indi
vidual effort is sadly needed; the "Land
of Flowers" must not be the laud of "ig
norance, ''these two things.lo not usually
go hand in hand-
Fish are abundant in our clear water
lakes, makinz the heart of the average
youth glad within him. Perch of all
kinds, and black bass predominate. Tho
quality is much finer than you get in the
St. Johns, being finer.cleaner and much
more active. The landing of a seven or
eight pounder is indeed true sport. Come
out, Mr. Editor, and breathe our pure
air, wrestle with one of these "finny
fellows" and after a few days you can go
back fully able to wrestle with the con
stitutional convention, Cleveland's in
aucrural. the fence law or the languid
inoperative Fruit Grower's (?) Asssocia
tion. Speaking of Cleveland, republi
ciihs and democrats seem to unanimous
ly agree that his inangural speech was a
masterpiece, and the policy therein fore
shadowed, indicative of good sound sense,
broad views, and an earnest desire for
the welfare of the "people" more than
the party. Carried out, this policy gives
to the democratic party (in the ordinary
course of events) a lease of power for
at least a decade. Already the wedge
has been entered in the ranks of the
colored race and it is now not ostracism
amongst them to le a "colored demo
crat," The beginning of the end !
Advice to Gentlemen.
The following article has been sent us
with the request to publish it. We trust
it does not apply to any of the rela
tives or friends of our readers: Allow
me to give some advice to gentlemen
from twenty to forty years of age, who
can see so many faults in the opposite
sex and none in their own. As it has
now become fashionable for gentlemen
to express publicly their disapprobation
of the dress, manners, habits and educa
tion of the female community at large, I
think we ladies, in justice to ourselves, , LWAVS .)N lfANI)t duesskd poul
are now called upon to retaliate, and al- 1- try received daily. Caii ntthe old stand
... i ,,- on Lemon street.
so should be permittea to mase puonc ,
our opinions of the sort of men which :
FRESH MEAT MARKET
Oldest Establishment in Town
BEST OF "
NEW YORK BEEF
Education By Monkey.
From the Baptist AVeekly.
The newest service rendered by mon
keys to mankind was recently illustrated
in London. In one of the school districts
there were a great many parents who re
ported no children in their families, and
in order to ascertain the real number of
children in the district the school officers
resorted to an ingenius measure. Two
monkeys wore gayly dressed, put in a
wagon, and, accompanied by a brass
band, were carried through the streets
of the district. At once crowds of chil
dren made their appearance. The pro
cession was stopped in a park, and the
school officers began their work, dis
tributing candies to the youngsters, and
taking their names and addresses. They
found out that over sixty parents kept
their children from school, and the mon
keys and brass band brought about two
hundred little boys and girls to school,
which was pretty well done for two
The French Novel.
"Come," said he, taking her hand, "I
am broken down in body and mind, but
! I will exert myself for your sake."
He tread upon a dog's tail.
: "Never mind, Fido." she said. "He is
; not much of a dog."
I "Oh. yes, he is," replied the over-
worked man, rubbing himself. "He is a
! bull dog."
"No, he is only a poodle."
Then, why did he bite my calf?"
"Oh, vou are facetious. When will
we would, and would not like to marry
The moral, sensible, steady, industrious,
honorable man, who can work for a liv
ing, besides putting his hand to any lit
tle manly job about his own house, such
as mend a chair or table, paint a door, plas
ter a fire-grate, white-wash the ceiling,
paper the bedroom, clean his own boots,
and be a gentleman withal in company,
is just the sort of man for me or any sen
sible lass to marry. But your empty
headed, self-conceited, starch-necked,
cigar-smoking, brandy-drinking, money
hunting, lady-killing, lazy-lounging, sel
fish, plotting, scheming, mean, deceiv
ing, pomatum plastered animals, who
call yourselves Lords of creation, you're
no more fit for matrimony than a spider
is to command a regiment. The fact is,
my dear fellows, you want, generally
speaking, more common sense and less
puppyism, knowledge and less foppery,
more manliness and less impudence,
more honor and less falsehood, more
brains and less mustache ! Shave off
your mustaches and be more like men
and less like monkeys; throw away your
cigars and walking-sticks, take a useful
book into your fingers and try if you can
pick up a bit of common knowledge, so
that in time you may learn to be what
the God of Nature designed. I submit
the above to the Albert-chained, wash-
pinned, brass-ringed, false-fronted, gamb
ling, horse-betting paragons of wit, fash
ion and frivolity, who are looking out to
catch any rich woman who could be fool
enough to marry them. And, seriously
speaking, it is much to be deplored that
such creatures as taese, without affec
tion, knowledge, means, or useful capa
bility whatever, should be selected for
husbands, and a change in this order of
things is a consumation devoutly to be
Knew His Business
He was a gentlemanly looking fellow,
dressed in elegant taste, and as he
knocked at the superintendent's office no
one would have suspected he was a man
looking for a job,
"Good morning," replied the visitor,
"I am in search of a position as conduc
tor on your road."
"Well, we want a man about your
"What is the pay ?"
"One hundred dollars a month
"That's fair enough. I was paid that
for the five years I was with the N. Y.
"You look like a good man. Got any
"No, sir. I'm sorry to say T'ro. a stran
ger in Cincinnat
"No references ? That's unfortunate.
Have you got anything to show that you
know the duties of the position you
"O, yes; plenty. There's a house and
lot in Hoboken, where my wife lives,
which I paid $20,000 for; then there is a
farm up in Orange county that cot t me
$ 12,500; some bank stocks, a few U. S.
bonds, a town lot in Jersey City, a "
"That's quite enough," interrupted the
superintendent; "I see you know your
business. Just call around this after
noon, and I'll see what I can do for you.
I always like to help a man who can
make an ordinary salary meet his wants."
"Orders filled ut any hour of the day.
SAMUEL J. BAP.STOW,
Plans axd Specifications Prepared
At Reasonable Rates.
Office, back of Opera House
BENJ. PUTNAM CALHOUN. IRVTXG GILL1S.
WJI. LOWNDES CALHOCN'.
Ciillioun, Gillls & Calhoun,
Special attention paid to Insurance, Keal Es
tate and Collection of Claims. Will practice in
State and Federal courts.
JA C 0
IVTJL W. MOUNT,
Attorney iintl Counsellor
OPERA HOUSE BUILDING, PALATKA.
Lawyer AtNotary Iiillic
Has moved his office to Hart's
warehouse, on the wharf, up stairs.
Commissioner of deeds for New York.
Special attention griven to conveyancing,
buying and selling lands and examination of
E. M Randall, Jko. T. Walker,
E. M. Vary, Palatka.
RANDALL, WALKER & VARY,
Office in Opera House Building, opposite
HIGLEY k SMITH
Oranges k Lemons
SOLICITED. WILL REPACK AND PUT
Fruit in good merchantable condition.
We can load cars at our doors for all markets,
which gives us excellent advantages in hand
lO TOWN LOTS.
Beatifully situated between the Station on
the Jacksonville, Tampa and Key West Hail-
way and the Church, Masonic Hall and Public
School Room, Distance from Thomas Station
one-half mile. Good pine land, healthy good
water, good society. Map recorded. Clear ti
tle. Prices reasonable. For further informa
tion, call at the premises or address at Palatka
J. W. THOMAS.
Calhoun, Gillis & Calhoun
HOME INSURANCE COMP ANT.of New Vork,
THE "SUN," of London
THE NEW YORK UNDERWRITERS,
THE FACTORS & TRADERS, of New Orleans,
THE ACCIDENT, of North America,
THE EQUITABLE (Life.)
JV. W. HOY8DON,
.A.TT O II IV E Y-A-T-JLV W
Office opposite St. John's Hotel,
IZ. 11. MoKBAN,
AT TORN I.Y-AT-LAW
Agent for Sale and Purchase of
FLORIDA Ii A IV 1) S
Notary Public State of Florida.
W. II. WIGG,
vrr t o Ji rsr E V-AT-I.AW
Office in Opera
House Building, opposite
I1. A. I COLE.
G u a DC ate of the New York Homoeopathic
Special attention given to the diseases of
women, diseases or tne lungs, anu surgery
Electricity scientifically applied.
Office on Lemon Street,
" G E m P H A R H1A C Y ,"
W. O. "
Fry's l$loclc, Front SSi., PnltUku, Floridn.
Drugs and Chemicals, Toilet and Fancy Articles,
Prescriptions Carefully Compounded ut nil Hours.
Country Orders Filled with Neatness and Dispatch.
" BTS-TsTKI ctjbtis
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALER IN
DIRECT MANUFACTURERS' AGENT-NEW YORK STORE.
Gooda sold for spot cash at bottom priees. Country orders solicited and tilled at
New York prices. Two doors east of 1, O., Lemon st,, Palatka, Fla.
DRS. H. R. & W. W. ESTES
Have opened their office in the Merryday Buil
ding, over Farrar's Carriage Shop, corner
Lemon and Second streets, and are in readi
incss to wait on their old patrons and the pub
lic generally. Remember the place nearly
opposite the Opera House.
C. J. Joseph, C. E.
Wm. M. Husson, C. E.
The Duchess of Norfolk claims the pos
session of the finest rubies in the United
Kingdom. Any woman of reasonable
means may wear diamonds, but only an
imperial wealth ever permits her to Lum
ber rubies among her jewels. The
Duche: s of Norfolk would undoubtedly
give all these priceless gems to obtain
sight for her little son, whose future is
shrouded in mental as well as physical
darkness; but the oldest and richest
dukedom in England cannot buy health
for its sole heir.
you fly with me?"
"Soon as I can borrow a pair of wings."
Khe had fainted on his breast.
The only voice raised was bv a tall
woman who had been first in the cabi-'
net and who stood up and shouted, "I
know enough about kissing to know the J
difference letween a bathing swab and a ; "
genuine salute. I tell you, ladies r,nd j Ii. B. Hayes, once of the White House,
gentlemen, 1 was kissed: if I die for it." j has untied the hard knots in his purse
Shouts of laughter silenced her fmther strings and given fG.OOO to a church at
testimony. Fremont, Ohio.
Lord Randolph Churchill, according to
the London World, has been almost
killed with kindness in India. He was
recently entertained at Iudore by Maha
rajah Holkar with electric illuminations,
a Sanskrit drama, and a drawing room
nautch, and, as the result of thetaumash,
he was slightly indisposed.
For a First-Crues Horse and Buggy
Or anything in that line, go to the STABLES of
JOHN RAMSAUR, .
FRONT ST., PALATKA, FLA.
Only Stables in
FOR CATALOGUES OF
J. H. MERRYDAY,
HOUSE ADD SIGN PAIMTER,
Corner Oak and Fourth Streets.
PINE AND CYPRESS,
vi ci:nt sc medskeh,
Cor. Lemon St. and Tampa R. K.
Surveyors 5v: -tYi-cliitoets,
PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS FOB. ALL
KINDS OF BUILDING?.
Fry's Briek Building,
H. J. CAMPBELL,
ARCHITECT & CIVIL ENGINEER
Superintendence and Estimates
For all Kinds of Buildings.
Surveys, plans and estimates made for all
kinds ot civil engineering, canals, docks, ter
minal facilities for railroads, water works,
sewerage, irrigation, drainage, river and har
bor improvements, and landscape gardening.
Land surveying, examination, laying out and
mapping off town sites. Barometric levels and
tlvinir reconnoisance taken. Properties and
proposeil work examined and rejorted on for
non-residents. Office in Griffin's Brick Block,
Thomas George Rawlings, of Wood
side, L. I., has documents which he be
lieves show that he and his sister, Mrs.
Randall, are heirs to an estate of about
$185,000 in Wales. The heirs are adver
tised for. He is poor, and has been liv
ing with Undertaker Walter Browne.
He is just of age.
KEWSONTHE PRACTIC ALTAILOR
Has reopened his Shop opposite
The Old St. Johns Hotel, in the Miller
He does Good Work at Fair Priees.
Good Lands Cheap.
4S0 acres 2 miles from Keuka, $10
80 acres 1 mile from Keuka. $15
80 acres 3-4 mile from Keuka, $1(5
40 acres V mile from Keuka S'-O
10 ten acre lots in town each
5 two acre lots in town each $'i
?.) town lots, all that's left, $- to 31J0
Will divide to suit. Come and see for your
self. Ed. Kcmlky, Keuke, Fla.
! I have for sale about 1500 orange tree. buds
and seedlings. Stocks five j'ears old, buds two
vears old. Address
i L. K. WOOLFOLK, Welaka. FLi.
A. SHELLEY, I-KOPaiETOB.
Finest location in the city. Newly remodel
ed and refurnished, making the finest home
accommodations. Table unsurpassed. Electric
bells in every room. 350 feet of piazza prom
enade. Accommodations for 200 guests. Om
nibus at all depots and landings.
TROPICAL H0TEL& RESTAURANT
SITUATED ON THE DOCK.
Oonvenient to all railroads and steamboats,
Meals and lunches served to order on Euro
pean plan. Terms moderate. Regular meals
35 and 40 cents each. E. C. Post, Prop'r,
. M. YOUNG, JR..
DKALEU I IV
ATCHES, CLOCKS, JEWELRY
SILVERWARE, OPTICAL GOODS, POCKET CUTLERY, RAZORS
STATIONERY, COLD PENS, STYLOGRAPHIC PENS, ROLLER SKATES, FISHING TACKLE.
Store in Fry's new InsiM-
I a UN CHAItU K Of MR. A. E. STIIiBS, OF MASSACil '."SETTS, A WORKMAN OK TEN
ing. Front street, Palatka. Florida.
JOHN T. DUNN,
The Cheapest Man under the Sun,"
IIST HABT'S blocs:
Corner of Lemon and Water Streets, Palatka, Florida.
"His Same Old Stand,"
si ii l J t t si i 1 1 si 1
Staple and Fancy Groceries. Provisions, Feed Sc., also Wood
and Willow-ware, Crockery and House Furnishing Goods.
Makes a Specialty of Fine Teas and Coffees and
O.Ozl oicest B -u 13 o 3?
Having larger facilities and 1 (J years experience in catering to wants of
this trade he flatters himself in saying "lie knows juvt. what yon want" and
will always furnish the "Host."
COOLS AT LOWEST PRICES.
LARGEST and MOST COMPLETE ! FURNITURE!
G. S. Hacker k Son
S. GRAHAM, Proprietor.
Open December 1st, 188 1.
Corner Oak and Second Streets.
; Selling Out At Cost!
I Having Decided to Discontinue the
! FURNITURE BUSINESS,
I Offer the Entire Stock at Cost.
AH Goods Marked
In Plain Figures.
ONE CASH PRICE ONLY I
: AUGUHT HALL,
! Corner Luurel ami Kn island Streets.
It is said that Queen Victoria desires
that a selection of the public speeches of
the late Duke of AUwny should le published.
Established in 1K42.
, Office and Warerootns, King, opposio..- Cn
This house with its addition, put up last I non6treet.
totbe decision of ray lnenits ami the voters j ........
From I lo 5 Vears Old,
Doors, Sash, Blinds, Mouldings ;Rl((lft( nr SfififlliTld
1 v.v.vxvvt V. V VVU11 JLA Q
Buffalo Bluff Nurseries.
MANl FACTrRE3 OF
Iiii mil itlufr, Fla.