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VOLUME I. PALATKA, FLORIDA, TUESDAY, MARCH 11, 188-4. NUMBER II. g- K- 53 -a k?.M yt wjt -vm vra PAT. A 3 I TELEGRAPHIC SPARKLES. Tin: IjAtkst news 111031 all PARTS BY AVI UK AND CAIiLE. Boiled Down and Summarized tliat the Header May Enjoy it in a Few "Words. Gen. Graham telegraphs that he will march against Osman Digma this morn ing at day-break. A revenue reformer was lynched by moonshiners in Floyed, co, Va., last Friday night. Father Mon, an eloquent Jesuit, has been, banished from Spain for delivering sermons offensive to royalty. The authorities at Halifax fear dyna mite outrages, and have put additional guards about the public buildings. C. D. Sharp, was hung at Galveston, Texas, on the 8th inst. for the outrage of two sisters, sixteen and eighteen years of age. E. B. Cash (the father) was captured Saturday night in his house by au armed posse. Kogan Cash (the son) escaped to the swamps. Osman Digma is urging his followers to fight, and says he will watch them from afar as they do battle, invoking the blessings of Allah upon them. The race which took place yesterday between George Buebar, English, and Wallace Ross, American oarsman, was won by the American in six lengtlis. Minister Sargent has decided not to re sign. A portion of the press of Berlin declare that he cannot remain there without affecting the relations of Ger many and America, Florida's commissioners have applied for 500,000 feet of space for horticultural exhibits, and 100,000 feet for garden truck and a special building at the World's Exposition in New Orleans. In the house of representatives, the committee on shipping reK.rted ad versely thobill authoiizirg the purchase of foreign built ships by the United States, for use in the foreign carrying trade. Dynamiters have begun operations in Piiris. An Irish-American was mista ken for the informer McDermott and brutally assaulted. The police are closely watching the movements of eighty-three suspected parties. The committee on appropriations, yesterday reported back the military academy appropriation bill, and recom mended the concurrence in the house amendment providing that cadets dis missed for hazing shall not be reappoint ed. Representatives of the East Tennessee, Va., and Georgia, and the Seney syndi cates have sailed for London to negotiate a consolidation with the Erlanger Sys tem, by tchich the East Tennessee system will extend from Cincinnati to Chattanoga and New Orleans, and connect therewith the Texas Pacilic and Southern Pacific system. The general plan seems to le for the East Tennesseee to buy or lease the Erlanger system. Mr. Morrison on Saturday. moved that the house go into committee of the whole on revenue bills, ending which, Mr, Towns hend moved to go into committee on the general appropriation bills. The object of Mr Morrison was to take up for con sideration the bonded extention whisky bill. The house however refused to adopt it; yeas, 113 nays 127. The house then went into committee of the whole, on the postoffice appropriation bill. Sev eral speeches were listened to but no pro gress made. The National Women Suffrage Asso ciation, which had leen in session in Washington for several days adjourned Saturday. Resolutions were made to or ganize in every state and territory to se cure approval from the different legisla tures, of the proposed sixteenth amend ment, to give the ballot to women. It was also decided that all resources at command of the association should be used to defeat any presidential candidate by whatever party nominated who is opposed to woman suffrage. statu news. The Tavares Herald ridicules the idea of an extra session on the dead-head plan, and cries: "In the name of the prophet, figs!" TheMarianna Times declares for a new constitution; the election of county offi cers by the people; and a sweeping re duction of the expenses of the state gov ernment, and consequent reduction of taxation. The Sanford Journal thinks were the circumstances such as to allow Col. E. K. Foster to accept the democratic nomi nation for governor, there is no man in south Florida whom it would more de light to honor. The Florida Crescent claims that a deeper interest in the cause of education is now felt in Hernando county than ever before. The superintendent's an nual report shows a marked increase in attendance and the numler of schools taught. The Ocala Banner is of the opinion that the present deplorable condition of the mail service in Florida is due more to the fact that an inadequate force is em ployed, than to neglect or incompetence of the employees themselves. They simply can't do all the work imposed up on them, as quickly as the interests of the service require. CURRENT COMMENT. A Perfunctory Boom. Macon Telegraph. The Tilden boom in Georgia is entirely erfunctory. Putting it Strong. Gath. "Gath" goes for "Truth" after this fashion: 4 'Twenty-five thousand dollars will buy a penny newspapea, with a 2 7, GOO press, which has wearied of try ing to bludgeon its way to distinction." Principle and Policy Hand in Hand. Detroit Free Press. (Dera.) In 1876 the country was carried on a tariff reform platform. Eight years of taxation have not lessened the popular faith in such a plat foam. Principle and policy are hand in hand this year. A Good Thing. Boston Herald. It is an encouraging sign that no as pirant for the presidency desires to be thought of as a candidate. The unpopu larity of wire pulling and machine man agement is at last recognized. A Xew 31 ode of Punishment f an old Offence. Texas Sittings. A Duluth woman kicked a man on the shin and jablied his eye out with an um brella simply because he kissed her. And yet he thought it was very funny. If she had rammed the umbrella down his throat and opened it inside of him, he might have been tickled to death. Our Congressional Sophomores. Philadelphia Times. Our college boys will read with inter est and profit the rhetorical spasms of fell w-si pl loinores in congress. Tl le boy s would do well to cut out these sopho moric spasms of our statesmen and keep them ever present as danger signals. They will serve a good purpose as an ad monition to the college boys when wrest ling for their honors and save them from gravitating down to the standard of the national sophomores. AVhat Svill lie do Next. . Bisnmrek Tribune. When a man's name is prominently mentioned for an omee it is natural that his life be looked into, and peculiari ties exposed. However, there is proba bly no truth in the report that at one time (Jen. Logan found it necessary, in order to win a political race, to join two churches at the same time one in Chi cago by telegraph, and another in south ern Illinois by sending his photograph to have it baptized. "Clar the Kitchen." Philadelphia Times. Whether Wise made a heedless slip of the tongue or not, he doubtless told the truth wlen he declared that he conferred with his colored political supporters only in his kitchen. He is a son of the late Governor Wise, who hung John Brown, and he has been schooled in the top notch of contempt for anything like equality of races; but he wasn't wise, as his name would indicate, when lie blurted out the truth about it. The old song of "clar de kitchen" will be like v to come back to Wise witli hideous discord in his politi cal dreams. Complimentary. This from our lively exchange, the Ocala Banner, feu which we return many thanks: The Daily News is the name of a bran new daily paper just started in the rapidly growing city of Palatka. It is under the management of Mr. E. P. Speer, formerly a staff cor respondent of the Times-Union, and Mr. Harrison, judge of the Putnam county court, a gentleman who has achieved some distinction as a political writer in the Times-Union under the sobriquet of "Pal." The peper gives evidence of business activity, and will no doubt prove a valuable adjunct to the prosperity of Palatka. The Stales that Hot Away. New York Sun. The Northern States that were favored in the public building deal were Nevada, New Jersey. Rhode Island (twice), Wis consin (twice), California, Illinois. Ver mont. Minnesota, New Ilarnpshire, In diana. Nebraska, Colorado, Kansas, and M aine, The Southern States were Texas (twice). South Carolina. Florida, Virginia, Maryland, Georgia (twice), Arkansas, and Alabama. On the same day the Com mittee on Public Buildings of the House of Representatives agreed to report bills which would add about half a million dollars to the aggregate of those passed by the Senate, and include three addi tional States, namely, Michigan, Dela ware, and Tennessee. Dividing: the Spoils. Xew York Sun. The surplus in the Treasury continues to le the objective aim of spendthrift legislators. Bills authorizing the erec tion of public buildings at different points in twenty-two States, and invol ving an initial expenditure of about four million dollars in round numbers, passed the Senate on Monday. There was not a word of dissent. In no ca was there a record of the vote. Senators of different States had by pre vious agreement arranged the distribu tion of spoils. The strictest construc tionists and the professed friends of ec onomy alike waived their accustomed objections, and were silent at this bare faced jobbery. Founded on a Rock. The Maria una Times puts itself square- J ly right on' the extra session issue and makes the following points: "It is well enough for the . jteople to be plainly told that all this talk about an extra session of the legislature without cost to the people, and at the sole cost and charges of the patriotic members, is all bosh, buncombe and false pretenses. Under one pretext or another all the ex penses of every kind, with the mileage and per diem of the members will bo paid out of the state treasury. At the very best, it would be a meeting of the rich members, for the poor ones could not afford it unless they assisted in some scheme of the jobbing politicians, and thus secure advances." The (iood Old Ticket. Savannah News. The fact that the country knows so lit- I tie as to the physicial and mental condi tion of the man who was elected presi dent in IsTO, apiears to be an inexplica ble mystery. It may be regarded as pret ty certain that his health is by no means vigorous, and, if we may take an anec dote related by Mr. Phelps as a pointer his mind is not as strong as it was a few years back. Shaking of a handsome lady's enthusiasm over the scenery around Greystone, Mr. Phelps said sne exclaimed to Tilden, "1 have never seen anything so beautiful in the world and never ex pect to see its equal in loveliness." At this his face lightened up and he replied in a loud whisper, "Tut, tut! look in vour glass." Uneasy Sits the Seat that Sits Upon the Tli rone. The throne of England, so splendid when it is covered witli silk velvet and gold, is, in fact, only an "old oak chair," over six hundred years in use for the same purpose. Its existence lias been traced back to the days of Edward I. The wood is very hard and solid. The back and sides were formerly painted in various colors, and the seat is made of a rough looking sand stone, twenty-six inches in length, seventeen inches in breadth and nineteen and a half in thick ness, and in this stone lies the grand pe cularity of the chair. Numlerless le gends are told in connection with it, the truth probably being that it was origi nally taken from Ireland to Scotland, and served at the coronation of the early Scotish kings. The South and the Union. League. Savannah Times. The republican party is bent upon hoist ing the bloody shirt again. Aside from the blunders of its opponents, the sec tional issue is the main stock in trade of radicalism. It is humiliating to believe that any considerable portion of the A me rican people can be humbugged by such patent appeals to sectional preju dices, but until such organizations as the Union League, the Grand Army of the Republic, and bodies formed mainly to keep alive the resentments and passions of the war period are disbanded, the sec tional issue will l available. It only remains for the South to live down the slanders of demagogues and subsidized organs as successfully in the future as she has in the past. The sec tional issue, however it may affect ig norant voters at the north, has lost its powerful potency against this section. The south's future cannot be marred by agitators of the union league order. Decided Opinion Clearly Expressed. Florida Herald. Mr. W. N. Conoley, probably appreci ates now, as he never did Ijefore, his mis take in supposing that the Times-Union "always desired to give a true statement of facts in any case reported through its columns." He has probably learned, to his sorrow, that in its frenzied dread of firearms, a question like this. Conoley 's case, according to the evidence given is not a hopeful one, and if the sworn testi mony of witnesses supports the report we have heard, it will go hard with him; but in his incarcerotion and helplessness, the miserable and unseemly levity with which the Times-Union treats the com munication of this man on trial for his life, will merit the contempt of all just men everywhere. When Mr. Conoley stated that he was "now secure' in the hands of the law," he apparently laid himself ojen, in that fact, to the vitupera tion and sneers of this "fearless news paper." AVhy the People AVant 3Ir. Tilden. Xew York Sun Mr. Tilden is the living incarnation of reform of the government, the removal of abuses, the suppression of corruption, the stoppage of public plunder, the res toration 'of democratic economy, simpli city and integrity in the administration. This is why the honest and intelligent people of the union, republicans as well as democrats, now regard him with a feeling such as no other public man of any party can awaken in their minds. The- believe that a reform of the admin istration, such as he represents and such as his nomination would indicate, is a matter of the most vital importance to the welfare of t lie country ; and there is nothing that they would welcome with such alxmnding joy as an assurance that he still felt the strength and energy to grapple with the abuses that have flour ished and overgrown the government . to smite them with the blows of an iutellect that cannot be deluded, and a hand, 4 Knowing neitlier mercy nor forbearance, i PI iOMI.YEVT PEOPLE. Modjeska. Mme. Modjeska supports at her own expense a school for Polish children in New York. Corson. Miss Corson, the cookologo ist is giving lessons in house-beeping and domestic economy in Baltimore. Hunt. AV. II. Hunt, our late minister to Russia, lost two wives by death, was divorced from a third and leaves a fourth. McLean. John R. McLean, editor of the Cincinnati Enquirer, is only thirty three years of age, and his wealth is es timated in the millions. Hendricks. Gov. Hendricks writes from Europe that his health has greatly improved. His many friends unite to wish his toe very well. Davis. Jefferson Davis has declined to address the Mississippi legislature on the life of Sargent L. Prentiss. He says his health is too feeble. xvELLY. John Kelly declares that Tammany Hall will cordially suppoi t the nominoes of the national democratic con vention, it matters not who the man may lie. Burdett-Coutts. The Baroness Bur-dett-Coutts is a member of the British bee-keepers association. She presided over a recent meeting of that body at London. Beecher. Henry AVard Beecher has leen lecturing in AYashinton on the Mor mon question. He believes that severe measures will strengthen the Mormon church and increase polygamy. A'axderbilt. Mr. Wm. II. A'ander bilt has consented to allow Mr. Ludoric iAirand to model a bust of him and to place it upon exhibition. Mr. Durand is now engaged on this work at the resi dence of Mr. Vanderbilt. Hughes. Mr. Thomas Hughes, the founder of the English colony of Rugby, Tenn., is said to le editing a book which will lie published shortly entitled, "The Boy Emigrants." It will give a connec ted account of travel mainly in Texas. Hampton. Gen. Wade Hampton pro poses that the delegates from the six doubtful Northern states New York, New Jersey, Connecticutt. Ohio, Indiana and California, lx. allowed to caucus and present to the national democratic con vention the name of the man who in their judgment can carry these doubtful states. The Extra Session. The Tavares Herald indulges in imag inative ridicule of the "dead-head" ses sion that is not good jnietry only because the burden of hard facts is too heavy to a flight to the clouds. It is compelled to quote ancient history for parallels for those patriotic gentlemen who follow the lead of our Orange Doctor, and our Hon orable commission-merchant senator, and arrives at this practical conclusion: "For, certainly, if the entire legislature adopts the suggestion three-fourths of the members will perish lief ore the ses sion is over. This, no doubt, would be a good thing for the state, but it would In? rather severe on the legislators. Talla hassee is a poor place to get credit for board, the average boarding house-keeper lieing keen for his pay; and an announce ment of a session on the dead-head plan, would be followed by such a universal demand for payment in advance, as would speedily cover the capitol grounds with camp tires and coffee pots. Political Suicide. O, what a fall is here my countryman! Mr. AVise. the son of his father, is thus described in the Campaign: "How characteristic of the individual is Mr. Johnny AVise's stump speech on the witness stand. A man occupying a seat in congress, stolen with manufac tured votes, himself the very exemplar of Virginia prejudice, braggart and bul ly, the hero of thirteen bloodless duels, kicked out of the democratic party, and selling his little stock of brains to Ma hone, frozen out of recognition by honest men, and relegated to the association of the negroes, whom he deceives, and who are his superiors in all that makes even a pretense of manhood Johnny Wise, foorsooth, talking about vilification, when he and his gang never had any other capital but vilification, prejudice and falsehood." The editor of the Campaign, Air. Page McCarty lelongs to a real F. F. r. and is a ripe schollar. Mr. Wise will not fight: possible because Mr. Page has al ready killed his man. The Bartow Informant takes the posi tion that the purpose for which an ap propriation for the New Orleans Exposi tion would be made, is not a governmen tal purpose, and it is doubtful if such an act would lie constitutianal. Therefore the individual and state pride which would lie gratified by Florida's disply had lest be gratified by private enterprise, and not by public money. WM. S. P0LHEMUS, CARPENTER & BUILDER p. o. Box 233. PALATKA, FLA. B. F. McGRAW & SON, Buffalo Bluff Hurs'y ALL ORANGE STOCK From Sour to the Best Varieties 1 ONE VARIETY OF ST1LVWBEKKIES, VIZ: FEDERAL POINT, OR FLORIDA FOUNDLING NOW FOR SALE: Cabbage Plants of the Best Selections of J. H. Gregory, of Marble- head, Massachusetts. F. C. COCHRANE, WHOLESALE AND IlKTAIL BOOKSELLER AND STATIONER AND DEALER IS FISHING TACKLE, FINE CIGARS Florida Curiosities, Florida Maps, Books, Canes, &c Post-office Building, Front Street ami next door south, PALATKA, - - - FLORIDA. PROFESSIONAL CARDS. BEXJ. PUTNAM CALHOUN. IRVING G1LI.IS. WM. LOWNDES CALHOUN. Cnlhoun, Chillis fc Calhoun, PALATKA, FLORIDA. Speciiil attention paid to Insurance, Real Es tate and Collection of Claims. Will practice in State and Federal courts. AT TORN EY.AT-LAW Agent for Pale and Purchase of FLORIDA L A TS 1 S Palatka, Florida. Notary Public State of Florida. -V. W. llOYHDON, VTT 0 1 IV IS Y-AT-LAW Office opposite St. John's Hotel, Lemon Street, - - Palatka, Fla. W. II. AVIG, AT T ORNE Y-AT-LAW Office Lemon st., Mann's Building:, Upstairs. Palatka, Florida. PALATKA HOTELS. QIlAlI.VZVL'fS HOTEL. S. GRAHAM, Proprietor. Corner Lemon and Water streets, PALATKA. FLORIDA. J JOTHL PALATKA. cor. lemon and water sts.. Overlooking St. John's River. $2.50 per day. PALATKA, FLORIDA . MIDDLKKAUFF & BONN, of Baltimore. THE WESTMORELAND. PALATKA, FLORIDA. White Sulphur Water, Hot axd Cold Sulphur Baths. Bus meets all trains and steamers. gT. .JOII'fS HOTEL. (Established 1865.) P. & H. PETERMANN, Proprietors. PALATKA, FLOP-IDA. Orders for rooms by telegraph and mail promptly attended to. Accommodations first class. Terras moderate. J AXtltEV IIOU8E, PALATKA, FLORIDA. Addition built last summer of forty-five rooms. Accommodations for 300 guests. Open December 15. 1833. LARKIN & ALLEN, Proprietors. PUTNAM IIOUST X December to May. PALATKA, FLA. 7i:vi!-;oit HOTEL, Dec. to May. JACKSON VI, 1LLE, FLA. TrQTJKVOX IIOT7E, x j junetc : to Oct., MANCHESTER, VT. No Dogs Taken. F. H. ORVIS. MISCELLANEOUS CARDS. W. O. WOLTZ, Lemon Street. Pai.atk i i.a. DRUGS AND CHEMICALS TOILET &. FANCY ARTICLES, PATENT MEDICINES, Inscriptions eaivfuily compounded at all hours. WILLIAM F, FORWARD, 11 o ' is iz 1 j 1 o 1 : noi - AM) DECOT h!( Hay, Grain, Feed, Lime, Piaster, BRICK, CEMENT. LATH, F.U-. Established in 1S. Reids brick lilork uv.i'i- tiH wharf, PAL.V1 !A, i'l.A. W. .1. ZILMWA LT, Dealer in all kiiu.s f Furniture, Mattresses, Spring Beds, Chiidrens" Carriajres, etc. Also aii'ent for the DOMESTIC AND N V. W ,'OMH !- x: av 1 r a macmi 1 : -; Palalka, Florid;!. IJ5. ,7. Ci KOOMS, DEAl.Ki; IN FANCY AND STAPLE GROCERIES Glassware, Crockery, Confectionery, TOBACCO .VIN I CKJARH Lemon street, one door from Opera House, PALATKA, FLORIDA. MRS. C. M. SMITH, CITY TJlN'l.lv:i5 TAKKU Embaling Caskets, Metalic and Burial Caskets, Wooden Coffins rPELKO RAPHIC ORDERS PROMPTLY AT X tended to. Prices low and satisfaction guaranteed. At the old stand. Laurel street opjHisite Presbyterian parsonage. KEUKA AND ORANGE SPRlfiG TRANSFER COMPANY TEAM WILL LEAVE KEI KA FOR Orange Spring every morning on arrival of the freight train tram Palatka, for the purpose of Transporting Passengers and Freight. P'or further information address KEUKA AND ORANGE SPRfXti" T R A N SFER COM PA N Y, At Keuka, Put nam Co., Fia. ROBERTS & CO. Leading Clothiers CORNER LEMON AND FRONT STREETS, PA L ATK A, FLORID A . Men's Boy's & Children's Clothing To 1k retailed for Cash at wholesale prices. Men's Suits, $8 to $20. Men's Pant's, $1.50 to $6, Boy's Suits, $2 to $10. Men's Fall 0Aercoats, $7 to $16. Any article purchased of us that is not sat isfactory can be returned and money will be refu nded. W3T. AV. MAHTIN, Ma tuitrer. HENRY A. MEYER, Ice Cream Saloon AND Choice French and American Confectionery PALATKA, FLORIDA. VE'KTllKES Ac CO., CommlHHl o n 3r o r!li!intK And wholesale and retail dealei-s in CORN, HAY, OATS, I5RAN, SHIP-STUFF, COTTON SEED MEAL AND FERTILIZERS. Griff3n"s Brick Block, Water St., Palatka, Fla. IMPORTAAT fS.YLK:. TFIE BEAUTIFUL WINTER HOME, SIT- uated on Emmet street, in the Hammock, known as the HACKER RESIDENCE, to be sold at a great bargain, if sold within thirty days. Apply to .T. II. IIII5ISA.iri, At office of the Palatka Transfer Co., rear of F. S. Railway depot. W. COMJA1), FLORIST k LANDSCAPE GARDENER A LARGE VARIETY OF PALMS, RARII J.. Roses and Semi-Tropical Plants in jreneral constantly tn hand. Correspondence solicited. Front street, next to Bank, Pal.tka, Fla. ZEToie? Sale. TWO CONE PULLEYS, (one a split pulJev.) three inch face, four steps, from ten to fif teen inches diameter. Apply at THIS. OFFICE.