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Fa 1 El 14 . IHi WW VOLUME I. PALATKA, FLORIDA, WEDNESDAY, MAKCII 12, 1881. NUMBER 12. TELEGRAPHIC SPARKLES, Till liATKST M:V.S I'ltOJI ALL. PARTS IJV Willi AND CAHI,K. Roiled Down and Summarized th;t Hie Reader May Enjoy ii, in a Few Words. W. E. Sims, whose speech, it isalleged, aided in exciting the riot of November 3rd, testified yesterday Jiefore the Dan ville subcommittee. His testimony was to the effect that the negroes disarmed themselves by his advice Itefore the day of the riot, and that the statements made in the Danville Circular were false. In the senate yesterday, Senator Bay ard offered a resolution instructing the committee on judiciary to report the ex pediency of so amending the constitu tion as to secure the objects of the IXth amendment, and to that end provide that congress shall not have power to make anything but gold and silver coin a legal tender for the payment of debts nor pass any law impairing the obliga tion of contracts. This resolutton was printed and laid upon the table to le taken up hereafter. Senator Garland offered a resolution proposing an amendment to the con stitution providing that portion of the public debt represented by notes issued as legal tender should never exceed :3nO,(K)0,)00 unless the bill providing for such increase have the concurrence of two-thirds of each house of congress, and they lie recorded by yeas and nays on the journals of each house. This resolution took the same direction as Senator Bayard's. The remainder of the day was sjient in executive session. In the house. Mr. Potter and Mr. Hew itt both projxwed constitutional amend ments prohibiting congress from making anything but gold and silver as legal tendei for debts. Mr. Hewitt's proposed amendment prohibits absolutely, while Mr. Potter's gives the power after a dec laration of war, when the public safety requires it. The speaker laid before the house a message from the president transmitting a communication from the state depart ment relative to the Lasker resolution. Mr. Hiscock, of New York, offered a resolution which was referred to 'the foreign affairs' committee, expressing the surprise and regret of the house that it should be even temporarily within the power of a single too powerful subject of Germany, to interfere with such a simple expression of kindly feeling as was embraced in the Lasker resolution, and reiterating the expression of sincere regret on the part of this house at the death of Edward Lasker and sympathy with the parliament of the German em pire of which, for so many years, he was a dHinguished member. Mr. Tucker introduced a bill granting copyright to newspapers, and limiting the tune of the copyright to eight hours. The rivers of Virginia, Mississippi and California are Hooding the districts through which they flow, and causing great destruction of property, The treasury department is informed that foreign brokers are buying trade dollars at a discount of ten per cent, and selling them to emmigrants at par- A great alarm exists in the West over the prevalence of foot and mouth disease among cattle. The German minister has formally re returned the Lasker resolutions to Score tary Frelinghuysen. General Gordon strongly denounces the proposed British exjK'dition to re conquer Soudan, and expresses deep anxiety for the situation at Khartoum. It is improbable that the reliels will at tack Khartoum. They will try to starve the city into submission. El Progresso, a newspaper of Madison, has been confiscated on account of its at tack on King Alfonso. Survivors of the Sinkat butchery have arrived at Suakim. They report; that the rebels tore the body of Tewfik Bay in pieces, and devoured his liver. The foreign office at London, has sent despatches to the British minister at Washington in regard to the dynamite outrages, The contents of these des patches are notj yet known. Over eleven hundred cigar makers are vn a strike in Cincinnati. The AVeddingr Iast Xijht. Miss Agness Dunham, a daughter of our esteemed fellow -citizen Captain D. A. Dunham, and Aurelius J. Phillips. Esqr.. were married at the St. James Methodist Church, in this city, at 7:30 p. m. yester day, the Rev. E. L. T. Blake, of Ocala. officiating. Loving hands had made the church Iteautiful. The front of the chancel and altar were tastefully decor ated with evergreens and flowers, while a large floral horse shoe hanging just in the rear of the altar, recalled the old legend, and every one who looked upon it wished '-gtod luck" to the happy pair. Mrs. D. E. Bond presided at the organ, and the wedding march was never more delightfully rendered. White satin and the sweetest of orange blossoms lent their grace and U auty to the lovely bride, while the gallant groom elect was proud and handsome, in regulation black. The News tenders sincere congratula tions and good wishes. CURRENT COMMENT. The Costliest Army in the World. According to Senator Plumb, the army of the United States is the best paid army in the world. He makes the startling an nouncement that to keep the arm' of the United States on its presort peace footing, which comprises but about 2o, 000 men, it costs within $."500,000 of the amount annually spent on the German army, which numliers 400,000 men. A Now Use for the Elect ric Spark. The electric light, says an English pa per, was employed in doing some work on the banks of the Dnieper river, in Central Russia, to enable the workmen to prosecute their labors at night. The rays of the light prove fatally attractive to the fish, drawing to the surface vast quantities of the different species found in the Dnieper. Within the charmed field of illumination they lay in masses, apparently blinded and stupefied, and the workmen easily made immense hauls. Let Him Dig It. Thomas Hunter, of Shane's Crossing, Ohio, advises that in order to prevent the disastrous floods in the Ohio river in future an enormous ditch be constructed from the river at Wellsville, Ohio, to Lake Erie, and thus the flood water be diverted into the lake. He asserts that at that point in times of freshet, the river is considerably more than one hundred feet higher than the lake, and that the recent great floods have done damage to an amount that would, in a great meas ure, cover the cost of making this proposed drain. Mr. Hunter re marks: "One difficulty in the way is that the country along the river is hilly, but hills have valleys lietween them through which an outlet may be found." Any one wanting "further views." as he says, '-an apply to him. The Esquimaux. u a lecture upon the Esquimaux de livered in London a few days ago. Dr. Rat' exprossed this people was originally an Asiatic race, who crossed to Siberia by Behring's Straits. From Labrador to Alaska they speak but one language, with slight dialectical variations. They are physically strong, have great affec tion for their children, and are intelligent and faithful. The. tallest male measured by Dr. Simpson, near Behring's Straits, was live feet and ten inches, and the shortest was five feet and one inch; the heaviest weighed !!)." pounds, and the lightest l-. pounds. An Esquimaux of ten eats as much as eight pounds of seal or twelve jxnimls of fish at a meal. The clothing of the people is made almost en tirely of reindeer skins, and their dwell ings, usually snug and comfortable, con sist of stone and mud kraals, wooden huis and snow houses, according to lo cality. Microscopy. Mr. S, Lockwood, a New York natur alist, says: "In the manufacture of mi croseropes the United States are easily superior. For lenses, Wales, Spencer and Tolles have a world wide reputation. The stand now in use everywhere is man ufactured in Philadelphia. The optical lenses are the latest improvement made in the instrument. They were invented by Abbe. The latest important discovery of microscopy is the Bacilus tuberculosis by Koch. It has given rise to the contagion theory of the disease of consumption now gaining ground among pathologists. The possibilities of magnifying are not limited merely by the skill of the lens-maker, but by the nature of light. I can con ceive an organism so small that even light cannot give its image. Or if the object be an organism its parts will not delect or reflect the waves of light. Moeller's rulings on glass have been sep arated at 1-32.000 of an inch. There is increasing interest in the work of the miseroscope." STATE NEAVS. DeLand continues to boom. Floral City is to have a new saw mill. Enterprise is proud of her railroad cen ter prospects and puts on metropolitan airs. Oranges by the wagon load at Bay Port. They sell at one and a half cents each. E. F. Joyce has been granted a charter for the construction of water works in St. Augustine. Orange county citizens complain that their locality s wofully misrepresented by jealous neighbors. Advices from Bartow indicate that Polk county's prosperity is increasing with remarkable rapidity. An orange grower, of Waldo, has sold oranges exposed to the recent cold snap, for .-f I.-jO per crate in Boston. A splendid hotel is to lie erected on the Wesley Baker place on the Withlacoo chee river, by a wealthy New Yorker. Encouraging reports reach us of ac tivity, entei prise, and development from almost every section of the state. The schools in St. Augustine have been closed for want of money, and the press of that city complains of mismanage ment. Hamilton county's board of public in struction have apportioned the school funds, and ordered several new schools opened. PROMINENT PEOPLE. Tillman. Congressman Tillman, of South Carolina, is another meinlier of the house who never wears an overcoat. Clemenceau. Clemenceau originally studied English in order that he might read "Robinson Crusoe"' in its own language. Spurgeon. Mr. Spurgeon, the emi nent Baptist preacher, has fallen heir to a large fortune that was left to him by the late Joseph Poo!, of Leicester. Elliott. W. P. Elliott, of Lewiston. Me., is believed to be the oldest editor in the United States. He was born Janua- ry 12, 1793. and started the Lewiston Ga zette in 1811. Carnegle. Andrew J. Carnegie, the Pittsburg iron man, is aboiTt to build a granite mansion on CuinlxTlaiid Island, near Fernandina, Fla. This island is famous as the burial place of "Light Horse" Harry Lee. Ruskin. Rusk in is described as five feet live inches tall, with and iron gray lieard extending up to his eyes, a low and retreating forehead and long hair, which, like Tennyson's, has long since lost acquaintance with brush or comb. Sims. William Marion Sims, the a oungest son of the late Dr. J. Marion! Sims, died at his homo in New York on i Friday last, of Bright's disease. He was twenty-nine years old and was educated in Paris. i Smith. The late Richard Somers j Smith, of Philadelphia, was the third of six brothers, all of whom lived to cele- j brate their golden weddings, lie was j born in 1780, and consequently lived un- i der the administration of every president the United States has vet had. ! OCHILTREE. Representative Ochiltree j is said to be altogether disgusted with Bismarck, who he declares m his dotage, j "As for Mr. Lasker." he adds, "he was a j great man and a friend of mine, X have j been a great guest at his house in Ger- j many, and his brother live.-; in my town j in Texas." j CHURCHILL. fiord Randolph (. 'hurchill j is. if possible, more pugnacious than j ever this season, says a London writer, j lie has filled out somewhat, and looks ! in fighting trim, though, to complete the picture, it must be said that time has still further tonsured him him, for "where the shining locks divide the parting line is all too wide." Edmunds. Senator Edmunds is as tonishing Washington this winter In going a great deal into society, though he hum-elf entertains company and gives dinner parties rarely. He is rich, lives in good style, likes to tell or to hear a good story, and, with an appearance of aurteri ty, is really a very agreeable man when he chooses to 1k Fremont. General John C. Fremof i lives at New Brighton, Staten Islantjp' The oldest son, Jack, is a naval officer. Frank, another son, is in the regular army, and is stationed in Montana terri tory. Mrs. Frenont, the Jessee Benton, of ever so many years ago. is still handsome, and a noted pianist says that her hand on the keys is the most beauti ful hand in New York. Frye. Senator Frye, ofMaine, is sus pected of lH'ing a secret partner of John Roach. He put away the bloody shirt in New Orleans.the other day long enough to make a speech in which he said if he could have his way he would appropriate $12,000,000 every year for steamship sub sidies. It is a good thing for the coun try that Senator Frye is not going to be allowed to have his wav. What the I.Milois Tliink. The following neat compliment from the Tallahassee Economist. AVehave re ceived several issues of a new daily pa per published at Palatka by Messrs. Sjierr and Harrison which, it is but jus tice to say does great credit to those gen tlemen and to Palatka well, named the '"Gem City of Florida." Not having seen the lirst number containing the announcement of its principles, we can only infer them from subsequent issues ami thus judging, we should sty the pa per is to lie democratic and independent; and as such most cordially welcome it. And this from the St. Augustine Press: -The Palatka Daily News is the name of a new paper which made its appear ance in Palatka on the '2'M ult. It pre sents that bright crisp appearance so ie culiar to newspapers when managed -rM live, prac tical printers, and its columns are replete with interesting and valuable news and information prepared by its editors. Messrs. Sneer and Harrison, who are old and experience veterans in jour nalism." Success to the new venture. One hundred and fifteen acres of land have been cleared and set out in orange trees in the limits of Waldo, within the past sixty days. The lands sold for taxes at Lake City. Florida, embraced some t-f the largest tracts in that section. Sir Edward Reed had thousands of acres sold. Dove; las. Fred Douglass' red-headed white wife not only parts her hair on one side half an inch aUrve her left ear, but she sits by the stove hours at a time read ing the Atlantic Monthly. The enemies of Douglas feel fully avenged. LARGEST PUBLISHING HOUSE tZV T'MIZ STATE, hi RED GROSS PRESS." Warren, Thayer I Co., Iteam Book & Job PRINTERS REID STREET, PALATKA, FLORIDA. HAVING FITTED UP AN ENTIRELY new oHice. we are prepared to do all kinds of Book and Job printin.fr. Hook Binding-, Stereotyping, Enjmivinjr, etc. (Mir faciiit ies are unsurpassed by any office in the state. We have the only Chromatin Press in Florida, printing any number of col ors at one impression, also the only Railroad Kicket Press and Xiimberiinr Attachment, printing it.iKHI tickets an hour. Call and see us. Estimates on all classes of work cheerfully fumi-hed. A trial order will sat isfy all that we can do the best work done in the state. WARREN, THAYER & CO,, t'.oid stri ct, near Putnam House. WM. S, P0LHEMUS, ENT! :r WILDER him a P. O. Hex PALATKA, FLA. '5 o 12 i s i: iv rr. LARGE ST Kill ROOM ON LEMON X street, suitable for lii'st-cla-s grocery store or similar busbies.-. Fitted up in jrood style. Also a smai.er ; i u-e and adji liiiiim- rooms. App!.v to II. W. KLICKER. Statement u: an Eye Witnsss ! FULL PARTICULARS IN NEXT ISSUE T"ui RFSiiEL- OF GRAIN. MX) a fine ) lt of Hay, Plan and Ground Feed bcin-c received this week, fresh and in jrood ordei to be sold, at prices as low as such (roods can be bought at! vv. 'here. WAI. FOIJWAK1). CD QJ "o 1 i 5S r) cm CD "C3 11" OS ii c s T C - O U- CD cB CO CO CD -5" E-S I " T. c3 c i 3 s 3 t glsi Ft I o Ca s S s OS CO CD CO '.2. t A. .j. iiLucir As s-;o:v, NURSERYMEN PALATKA, FLORIDA. 1 LL FRUITS GUOWX SUITED TO THIS 1Y climate. Catalogue free. To Housekeepers! MY STOCK OF JL "fco:r?o CROCKERY -AXD Houseiurnishing Goods iS NEW AND FRESH, And I invito my friends to inspect same Before Buying Elsewhere B, L LILIENTHAL ! B. F. McGRAW & SON, Buffalo Bluff Nurs'y ALL ORANGE STOCK From Sour to the Best Varieties OXE VARIETY OF FEDERAL POINT, OR FLORIDA FOUNDLING XOW FOR SALE: Cabbage Plants of the Best Selections of J. H. Gregory, of Marble head, Massachusetts. f. c. cochwe; WHOLESALE AND HETA1L AXU DEALER IN FISHING TACKLE, FINE CIGARS Florida Curiosities Florida Maps, Books, Canes, &c Fost-office IJuildinjr. Front Street and next door south, PALATKA, - - - FLORIDA. PROFESSIONAL CARDS. HE N.J. PITNAM CALUOfN. IKVINU GILI.IS. WM. LOWNDES ( AI.HorX. Oiilliouu, ;I11Im it Calllouil, ATTO 1 2 IN 1 SA-j-YT-I VV 1'ALATKA, FLORIDA. Special attention paid to Insurance, Heal Es tate and Villection of Claims. Will practice in Stateand Federal courts. j:. it. :iviTa AT rr O 11 TV EY.AT.L.1W Ajrent for Sale and Purcha.se of 1" L O 1 I I uY. L .V TV 1 Palatka, Florida. P'lb'ic State of Florida. -V. AV. HOYSDOXr ATT O I IN 1 : Y-AT-LAW Office opposite St. John's Hotel, Lemon Street, Paivtka, Fea. AV. II. AVrIC;, AT TOJJNK Y-AT.LAW Olfice Ienion St., Mann's Building, Utairs. Palatka, Florida. PALATKA HOTELS. QitAiiAAi'w iioti:l,. S. GRAHAM, Proprietor. Corner Lemon and Water streets. PALATKA, FLORIDA. JJOTEL l'AIiATKA. COR LEMON AND WATER STS., Overlooking St. John's River. $2.50 per day. PALATKA, FLORIDA. MIDDLEKAUFF & RONN', of Baltimore HE WEWT3IOItKLAI). PALATKA, FLORIDA. White Sclphcr AYatek, Hot and Cold Sulphur Baths. Bus meets all trains and steamers. JOHN'S HOTEL. (Established 18C5.) T. i- H. PETERMAXX, Proprietors. PALATKA, FLORIDA. Oi-ders for rooms by telegraph and mail promptly attended to. Accommodations fira class. Terms moderate. J Alt KIX HOUSE, PALATK1, FLORIDA. Addition built last summer of forty-five rooms. Accommodations for 30 quests. Opeu December 13. 18.33. L-RKIX & ALLEX, Proprietors. T3TL7T-AAr IIOUSI 1 December to May. PALATKA, FLA. .riXBSOTl HOTEL, Dec. to May. JACKSON VILLE, TTuA. T7 QUINOX IIOUHK. JunetoOct IAX CHESTER, VT. No Dogs Taken. MISCELLANEOUS CARDS. AV. O. AVOETZ, i Lemon street, P.u.atka. Fi.a. DRUGS AND CHEMICALS TOILET k FANCY ARTICLES, PATENT MEDICINES. Prescriptions carefully compounded at ad hours. WILLIAM F. FORWARD, I'lOM.KK iei: HOUSE an n ni:ioT Eoi: Hay, Grain, Feed, Lime, Piaster, BRICK, CEMENT, LATH. Etc. Established in 1SS0. Reid's llrick Rlock. front- inj.' wharf, PALATKA. FLA. AV. .1. ZIJ31WA I.T, Dealer in all kinds of Furniture, Mattresses, Spring Beds, Ohildrens' Carriages, etc. Also a-nt for the DOMESTIC AND NEW HOME c-i i : av i r i a i a m i i rs i : m Palatka, Florida. 15. .T. 1S0O3IK DEVI.EU IN FANCY AND STAPLE GROCERIES Glassware, Crockery, Confectionery, TOHACCO AM) CKi A US Ix'tnon street, one door from iura House PALATKA, FLORIDA. MRS. C. M. SMITH, CI TY I V 1)10 1 MS J Embaling Caskets, Metalic and Burial Caskets, Wooden Coffins rrELE;RAPHir ORDERS pro.vftly at 1 tended to. Prices low and satisfaction guaranteed. At the old stand. Laurel si reet, opposite Presbyterian p,.rsni!;:-e. " REUKA Afi'D ORAHSE SPaKG TRANSFER COiPM? TEAM WILL LEAVE WV.CWX F.; 0:ail;;c Sprin;r e ery lno;-j.;:-i i t! ill ; i ;ll t the freight train train Palatini .'! lc pui-po f of Tranrporting Passengers and Freight. For furtiic- information r.ddo KEFKA AMI ORANCK SFRj:- U TRANSI'FR (,;;. NY, At Kctlk.l, PuUK.Ml ( ... V.. ROBERTS & CO. loth in CORNER LKM(N AND I-ROXT STltKETS, I'ALA'IK'A, FLdRlDA. 'hi'Irnn'ti 11 II I I I A To (.' rt'taih-f fur Cash at whoU'salo 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 refunded. AVAL AV. 3LVHTIA, Manager. HENRY A. MEYER, PALACK Ice Cream Saloon BAKEEX -AND Choice French and American. Confectioner; PALATKA, FLORIDA. VKllTltKES V CO., C: in in 1 shio ii AT l' ? li ants And wholesale and retail dealers in CORN, HAY, OATS, BRAN, SHIP-STUFF, COTTON SEED MEAL AND FERTILIZERS. Griffin's Brick Block, Water St., I: h.tka. Via. IMPOIJTA'T SALE. rJ"'HE BEAUTIFUL WINTER HOME. .-fT- uated on Emmet Ptrcet, in il.e liuuinx k, known as the II ACKER I;.E-IDEaCE, to lu: sold at a great bargain, it" - i 1 within i hirty days. Aiily to .1. II. Ill UICA Itl. V At office of the Palatka V;v.nrer o., rear of F. S. j. diwitv .iej.ot. W. COM? Leading a v u 9 li Mil FLORIST & LANDSCAPE GARDENER LARGE VARIETY OF PALMS, RARE IV Roses and Semi-Tropical Plants in enernl constantly on hand. 'orrepondeit solifj Pc; Front street, next to liunk, Pai.atka, Fi.aI For Sale. rpWO COXE PULLEYS, (one a er.lit. puilevA A. three inch face, four steps, from ten to fif teen inches diameter. Applv at ' THIS OFFICE. F. H. ORHS.