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THE DAILY NEWS.
CORRESPONDENCE Solicited on all interesting topics throughout the state. We will be e?iecially jrratelul for h11 local items of interest to the public. News sent by wire should be abbreviated when prac ticable, and sent after 6 o'clock, p. m., address ed to PALATKA DAILY NEWS. AGENTS FOR THE XEAVS. The following gentlemen are the authorized narents of The 1'alatka Daily am Weekly News, in their several localit ies: W. It. DeWitt, San Mateo. W. C. Valentine, Nashua. O. 8. Packard, Welaka. H. M. Hard, Norwalk. E. W. J. l'arrish, Fruitland. A. 11. Haitlett, (ieowtown. Daniel Darling, Drayton Island. E. K. llijrley, Lake Georjre. J. L. Jturtoit, Crescent City. I. C. Strickland, Interlachen. A. Munroe, McMeekin. Win. C. P,raddck, Seville. J. S. Cow don, St. Augustine. II. A. Voelbaeh, Melrose. PALATKA, FLA.MARCH 12, 1884. Tle Ially New Can lie purchased at F. C. COCII It AXE'S NEWS STAND, at the Post Office. Tlie Nevw Ofllee. The oflice of Tub Daily News is located on Water street, in the new building' next to Keid's general store. DAILY WEATHER REPORT. The thermometer at the Morange Pharmacy registered yesterday 52 degrees at 1 a. in.; Hi degrees at 12 m. and 72 degrees at e p. rn. Weather clear. Heading? IVotlees. F. C. Coclirane has just received nice boxes for packing orange blossoms. Waited. -Two pleasant rooms and imma nent board for a gentleman and small family in some private family; or a small furnished house for the summer months. References. Address, Inquirer, care this oflice. Wanted. Several good men to sell genuine Singer Machines. Liberal terms. Write or nil nn V il ItrfiWTl T'jllntkrt IWirhtil At the Putnam Pharmacy, Neroli Cologne, prepared from a choice recipe. Odenta, an excellent preparation for the teeth. Recom mended by the lest dentists. Prescriptions compo. fed with absolute accuracy at all hours of the day and night. First-class Groceries, at very low prices, are being sold at McLaury & Co.'s new store. Sign painting aud carriage painting a specialty at L. Meyer's paint shops. For fine, artistic sets of Teeth, the Palatka Dental Parlors cannot be excelled. New Enterprise. Mr. Lewis will serve cus tomers at their homes with Hot Rolls and Dread daily. H. A. Meyer, Palace llakery. Full line of paints always on hand at L. Meyer's paint srore. Fresh up-river Oranges, very fine qual ity, received every day, at Tonikins & Weeks, on the wharf. Crackers, fresh; Apples, fresh and nice; Farmers Supplies at tqe Family Store. It. R. Reid. "Hallo, my friend, what's the matter V" "Oh, my tcth are troubling me." "Whv don't you go around to the Palatka Dental l'arlors and have them fixed?" "That's just where I am going now." For artistic signs see J. II. Merryday. Lots of Fresh Eggs, Cabbages, etc., leing re ceived almost daily at "The Family Store." R. R. Reid. Go te Smith, the butcher, for all kinds of fresh meat. At the Palatka Dental Parlors surgical oper ations are performed comparatively painless, by dentists of fifteen years experience. All kinds of Fertilizer at the lowest possible prices at Vertkees & Co. Smith is at the old fresh meat market otand on Front street. Just received at the family store, from D. Lnndreth & Son, choice lot Garden Peas and Onion Sets. Going fast, eome and purchase at once. R. R. Reid. If you want the best material and workmanship when you paint, go to J. II. Merryday. Corn, Hay, Oats and Bran at whole sale prices. Vertrees & Co. For first-class Dentistrv call at the Palatka Dental Parlors. Griffin's Brick Block. The Keuka Family Store inv ites you all to come and make your purchases, and go home pleased. R. R. Reid i Son. Fresh poultry daily, New York and western fresh meats always on hand at Smith's. " Call at the New Grain House and get prices. We will not e undersold for first-class goods. Vertrees & Co. Our AVeekly. On Sunday's steamer came over im posing stones, so that the Weekly for which so many inquiries have been made will app'ar on Saturday. For the large patronage already promised we extend our hearty thanks, and hope our agents will give us immediately the lists now in their hands to guard against possible dis appointment to our patrons. The Weekly will give a careful resume o& the news, and will lesides contain the literary matter, notices of prominent peo ple, county notes from the Daily. For de News. Our Dutchman's Opinions. Shtrangers allways wish do no why de oranges on de shtreeds of Baladka are nod shweet, ant will nod pelieve, when dolt, dat dey are higher briced, den de shweet ones, put when I dells dem, dat de sity faders but de brice of dem ad five tollars abiece, if dey are bulled pe fore a certain dime, dey see de boint. Mens, dat go a pout de down mit badges und rippons all over demselves, remint me, dat dey are aware of deir lid die imbortance or are afrait do get losd, like togs mi tout deir kollars. When I see "Dony," Mishter Shnows liddle tog, run all Lay longafter shaddos, und den again see so many beobles to de same, dat ish, radder run after shaddos und phantoms, den after realities, I dink mit Mishter Darvin, dat deir ish some-, diug in de evolution deorv. Hans. Price. Dr. Price, the aged Welsh Druid, who recently attempted to dispose of the lody of his infant child by burn ing it, has lxH?n tried and acquitted. The judge, in addressing the jury, said he had Ijec-n unable to find any law forbidding cremation. OUR ELECTION. Meeting for Consultation Palatka Harmonious for Good Government. On the evening of the 10th inst., in pursuance of the call published by certain prominent citizens in the Daily News, representatives of all the various inter ests in Palatka assembled at the court house. We were glad to see the faces of some of our most prominent colored citi zens and observe the interest manifested by them in the subjects discussed. At the request of Mr. Hibbard, Judge Harri son called the house to order, and asked for nominations. Messrs. S. A. Adams, Ilarrison, Hib bard and I. II. Ililliard were nominated for the position of chairman. Mr. Ilarrison deprecated the intrusion of politics into the business before such a mass meeting of citizens and for various reasons declined to accept the position. Mr. Adams then urged the election of Mr. Ililliard, and that gentleman was unanimously chosen. Mr. Kersting then nominated Mr. Adams for secretary, and this was carried unanimously. The chairman then requested Judge Ilarrison to state the purpose of the meet ing, which he did in a few words, depre cating the making of any political issue; exposing the inefficiency of the present police, and the past careless and waste ful management of the city finances as tabulated and emphasized by the pamphlet just issued by our council. He asked if it was not possible to unite all good citi zens of Palatka in an effort to insure frugal government, a clean city, and order on our sfreets. Mr. Purccll was loudly called for and acknowledged the present condition of affairs as drawn by the gentleman who spoke first; he then gave facts and fig ures showing utter want of efficiency in police management, and stated that, in his opinion, the colored citizens of Palat ka were willing to join in a general movement, irrespective of party for the purjoses named in the call. Expressions of opinion were called for from Messrs. Daniels and Jones, bait these declined to Judge Harrison then moved that a committee of five, with Mr. Purcell as chairman, be apjM anted, with power to draft resolutions and call a mass meet ing at a future time to be named by the committee. After discussion and explanations, etc., by Messrs. Kersting, Hill and others, this resolution was adopted and the following committee named: Messrs. Purcell, Har rison, Hill, Hibbard and Jones. The chairman notified the committee that a meeting was called at the court house on Thurday at 7:30 p. m. There being no other business, a mo tion to adjourn was unanimously carried. An Outrage. Thirty bales of hay were shipped by Drew, H. L. & Gardiner to Wight & Sears, at Kissimmee. H. R. Teasdale is widely known. He is mayor of our city, and has been an honored citizen of our community for many years. Maj. Teas dale certifies that the ha' was in good condition when shipped. The hay was taken to Sanford, where the South Flori da road refused to receive it, and last night it was returned. Twenty-nine bales are still in excellent condition. The hoops have leen torn from one bale and the hay is loose. Now these plain facts constitute an outrage of the first water. Palatka's wholesale trade is Incoming important and prosperous, if these things occur, they constititute a standing menace to the whole business. Mr. Gardiner has sat up all night to get packages on loard the Ixxits and leen refused. He has had 500 packages at one time for shipment on his wharf which the steamers could not, or would not, handle. We ninst have more iKiats if our pres ent lines cannot do the work. If they are unwilling to do Palatka's carrying trade there is capital enough in our city to or ganize a company of our own. Palatka must grow, and those who try to stop the march will get left. If the South Florida road has injured the business of a Palatka merchhant in the interests of his rivals in Jacksonville, the road must be brought to account. Drew, II. L. & Gardner have been compelled to withdraw their agents for up-river trade by just such annoyances. Palatka cannot lie made a way station for the lenefit of anybody. The Grab-llag. Florida's grants to the railroads", re minds one of the old gentleman's reply to a lawyer, who was drafting his will. He had directed the draughtsman to leave his son Jack a thousand dollars. "But," said the lawyer, "you liavn't got a thou sand dollars. " ' That's none of your busi ness," cried the testator; "if Jack's amind to get a thousand dollars some how,why I'll will it to him." Appreciating the generosity of the old gentleman, the railroads are now trying to get the lands somehow. The St. Johns Bar. Every citizen of Florida is interested the improvement of the St. Johns bar. Surely there can be no local animosities of sufficient importance to prevent an in divided advocacy of this sadly needed work. It is the cause of the state, the need of the state, and every citizen with in it. We hope to see such a demand raised throughout the state for a sufficient appropriation that will stir our represen tatives and senatorsat Washington to re newed action in the matter. The residents of Orange City are beau tifying the town with shade trees. If Winter ConM Last all the Year. How sad, how very sad, sir , that win ter and the tourist can't last all the year! Here, porter, show this gentleman to room No. 973. McMeekin School. The public term of Little Orange Lake School was up on the 10th of this month, but private subscriptions have been se cured to continue the term until the first week in June. We are glad to learn that this school is in a prosperous condition and that more pupils are in regular at tendance than ever before in this neigh borhood. A most excellent lady is in charge, who has proven her worth and ability as a manager and instructor. Arrest. William Beal Avas drunken and disor derly yesterday in his efforts to get pas sage on the Comet. He was ordered away, but- returned and made various profane threats of evil against major, marshal and the whole town. The marshal happened to In? on hand for once, and as the belligerent 1kv was too drunk to carry out his threats, the marshal finally arrested him and he was locked up. The Orange as a Shopper. Not every one who cries, "Orange! orange!" shall enter into prosperity. Beef, butter, chic-kens and eggs are also elements of wealth and content. Let us try to keep our corn cribs, smoke houses and barn yards at home this year. We sell the world one of their luxuries; it sells us all our necessaries. The orange itself must grow discouraged when it contemplates the shopping it has to do for Florida. This Picture and That. If the voters of our city earnestly de sire our town to grow into a city; if they would have our finances straightened out and our small debt paid: if they would see our streets lighted with gas and pure, fresh water brought to every door; if they would see our police reorganized with a capable head and uniformed in a Incoming style; if they would see our corporation expand and all the comforts and conveniences of a city come with it, let them cast their ballots at the next municipal election for a live, progressive ticket, made up irrespective of and out side of political affiliations. If they would have us halt where we now stand or lose the vantage ground we have already gained. If they weuld see our finances wretchedly handled, and our public debt become a burden; if they pre fer oil lamps to gas light, and are content with indifferent water; if they prefer foul streets to clean thoroughfares and in competency in the management of our police force; if they desire to strike down proserity with a mortalj blow and sheer off capital and population, let them instil politics into the campaign, and form a line and fight it out on the old issues' The News appeals to every man, white and black, in Palatka to rally and sink the past and give one long, strong pull for prosperity and the future. Let the people speak out; our columns are open and we need a revival. Let democrats and independents and republicans white and colored express their views freely and resolve for one time to heal up old sores and meet together at the polls as earnest patriotic citizens and give to our fair town one goodly opportunaty to work out a glorious destinay, Will this lx a vain call? Will the old upas grow up at this auspicious moment in our his tory to choke and destroy these hopes; We shall see. An Intensive Improvement. Mr. Fred Balcom, of New York, rep resenting the National Refrigerating and Construction Company, of Washington, D. C, arrived in the city yesterday, and perfected all the necessary arrangements for the immediate equipment of an ice factory at this point, and will return north to-day and ship the required ma terials and machinery for the enterprise. Mr. Balcom, in company with a friend, called at The News office last night and desired us to state to the public that no contingency would now interfere with the early completion of this work. A factor- with a capacity of ten tons per day will be built to commence with, but the machinery will Ik? amply powerful to increase the capacity to twenty tons daily, if the demand should arise. Mr. Balcom, in reply to the inquiry, stated that his company manufactured on the ''compression principle," and the ice generated was pure and clear, and in this respect different from the ordinary ice tnrned out by most factories in the state. Several samples of water were securely bottled, and will le carried to the north for analysis. "We will Ik? un able," remarked Mr. Balcome, to furnish pure transparent ice unless the water is sweet and pure to commence with, and we shall strive to get the best." Among the samples thus bottled was one from White Water brook, another from the artesian well in front of the court house, and still another from a well on the lot of N. P. White, which measures eighty six feet in depth. It is the intention of this company, as we have stated, to supply a superior ice to any at present manufactured in the state, and by so doing they hope to con trol a large interior and south Florida trade. Mr. Balcom is pleased with Pa fc itka, and thinks it must soon grow into a large city, and on the strength of this opinion, his company will expend $30, 000 here on their ice factorX. Florida Health. During the month of February there "were only twenty deaths reported in Jacksonville and of these twenty only four were natives, whites and four ne groes. The ballanee were invalids from a distance. This is a remarkable mor taury a"showing for a town with lOOO population and fully oOOO. Musical Graham's. The excelent Italian string-band which has leen during the season at the San forn House stopped in the city last eve ning and discoursed some sweet music at Graham's hotel. At the close of the concert. Colonel Towns, the head clerk had an ovation and serenade and made a seech which we regret to say was not reiKn ted in time for this issue. A A'isitor. We were delighted to see in our sanc tum to-day Mr. J. D. Wilson, of Norway Maine, lately a citizen of Los Angelos, California. Mr. Wilson has leen in our state lefore, and has proposed to answer a friend in Portland who urged the re cent murders reported hi the Times Union to dissuade him from coining to Florida. But Mr. Wilson could not lo caught by such chair he has now gone to DeLand, and will put up saw mills and bring his family out next spring. He expresses himself as well pleased with Florida and contented with the treatment received, accept that he lias had trouble with tickets bought in Bos ton, of Leve & A.lden on the Florida rail road. We are proud to secure such citizens; we hope they will come often and stay. Mr. Wilson has our best wishes for his prosperity and happiness in the home he will soon make beautiful on the shores of Lake Berosford. CITY' ,OTKS. The steam yacht Gleuada. touched at Palatka Monday nighc on her way to Jacksonville. Our painter L. Meyer is building an addition to his shop to be used for paint ing carriages etc. In the town at present ?'2 houses are an process of construction, and at least that many in the immediate vicinitj. A company of charming ladies make up the boarding list of the Hotel Palatka. The management of this house enjoy and deserve to enjoy quite a liberal share of patronage. Its appointments are excel lent in all respects. The corner-stone for the new building of Warren Thayer & Co.. was laid to day, and will soon be ready for occupation. The new firm will be an acquisition to the county and city, and will soon be ready to do book-binding, and job print ing in all its branches. Success to them. Hon. John W. Candler, is now in town at the residence of Mr. Garrison, one of our most esteemed citizens. His lady who is well-known in Boston circles as an artist of taste and talent is painting a portrait of her brother, Mr. Garrison. We wish them a happy visit and much enjoyment. I'KUSONAL.S. Mr" C. K. Livingston, of Osceola Or ahge county made us a pleasant call yesterday. Mr. Jessee Seligman. the well-known New York banker, and party, were reg istered at the Lark in House yesterday. W. B. Evans and wife. Chicago Ills; Mrs. P.. J. Shelton, Tennessee; J, E. Alexander, Enterprise: and Mrs. Ames, are stopping at Graham's J. B. Strawbridge and wife of Phila delphia; (J eo. T. More and wife, Kansas City Mo.; Geo. B. CainplK'll. J. A. Pullen and W. H. Campbell, of Fort Wayne, Ind; are guests of the Lark in. Col. Ed Richmond, of Winte r Park, chairman of the Orange County demo cratic executive committee was in the city last evening and made The News a pleasant call. The Orange people ought to send Richmond up to Tallahassee as a memlK-r of the legislature. PALATKA CKAIX MAIIKI-H". Corrected daily by Vertrees & Co., wholesale and retail grain and provision dealers. Corn Sl.'S' 51.70 per sack; Oats liOrTi Wm. per bushel; Bran $1.4l' Sl.."i(l per ewt.; Grits Sf.Otfir S4.50 per bbl.; Hay :iO.0O ior ton- Cotton Seed Meal Sl.i'iO iier ewt. These prices shaded in job lot . LANSING & CO. Keep constantly on hand a complete stock of Fresh Groceries CANNED GOODS AND PROVISIONS We have now an assortment of VERY FINE TEAS LANSING & CO., Lemon Street, - - PALATKA. FLA. FRESH MEAT MARKET Oldest Establishment in Town o BEST OF NEW YORK BEEF KENTUCKY MUTTON A LW'AYS OX HAND, DRESSED POUL J. try received daily. Call at the old stand on Lemon street. H. L. GREEN. IEE L GrZRZEZEILSr & CO -DEALERS IX loots and Shoes Exclusively Keep constantly on hand a full and attractive stink of BOOTS AND SHOES FOR MENS', BOYS' ftfiD LADIES' WEAR AYe ask an inspection of our stock, Xo trouble to show broods. Don't come up to the feast and le found without a weddinjr grarment. All the best manufacturers are represented in our stock, both hand and machine broods, fuidies and Gents verv tine goods a spocialtv. Lkvov Sthkvt. PALATKA. FLORIDA. EOBT. IR. REID, THE ZETIMIIEILiS" STOZRIE l t iv .v, it n, o if i i .v. Eo"bt. ZR Eeid & Son, It o 11 li si , Dealers in General Merchandise. A Full Line of Goods Kept in Each De- partment. Always give us a Call. PALATKA'S POPULAR BOOK STORE iNo. ii Cii'illiii'M 151oK. Tin: ii j;.y ixtt.v isrn:i-i ioit Books, Stationery, Fancy Articles, Toys VIEWS AND FLORIDA CURIOSITIES. Also, a Full Line of Selected Imported and Domestic Cigars, IX PALATKA IS XOW TO HE POUND AT A8HMEAD BROTHERS' BRANCH STORE, Grillin's Xcw Ilrick Mock, Water Street, foot of L'mou. () r"VHEY HAVE THE LARGEST AND REST SELECTED STOCK IN TH El It LINE IN THE L Gem City, comprising the following STANDARD AND MISCELLANEOUS HOOKS, in plain and tine bindings: I 'nice Presentation and Illustrated Volumes, Eamilv Itibles, Teachers' and Pocket Itibles all sizes and prices. Episcopal Prayer ltooks and Hymnals, Popular Editions of the English and American Poets in holiday binding. Choice Juveniles separately and in sets. Illustrated Children's Rooks, McLiuji'hlin's Toy Rooks, etc. School Rooks anil School Supplies, Readers, Granuuers. Arithmetics, Slates, Chalk, Pencils, etc. f-ii sit ioinMv siikI Jsiim'v iI;. Handsome Roxes of Papcteries, Ladies Satchels, Lap Tablets, Card Cases, Photograph, Auto graph and Scrap Albums, Work Roxes, Writing Desks, Gold Pens and Pencils, Ink Stands, Vel vet I'rames, Easels. Pictures, Checkers, Rack Gammon Hoards, Chessmen, SttTcoseoics, etc. etc. Pocket Rooks, Cijrar Cases, Jewel Cases, Match Roxes and Diaries for 1S84. complete assort incnt. A well selected stock of Allitrutor, Sea Rean, Rear Tusk and Shell Jewelry, and other Novel ties always on hand, which have created much comment and prise on account of the elcjrant manner in which these curiosit ies have been made up. I'iliiii'j" Tsrlil. We have the lartroi-t and best assorted stock of these uoods in the city. Just arrived, a new lot of liidnngr tackle, comprising every article needed for the atile". Tourists will lind it, to their advantage to call and inspect our ti-diimr paraphanalia. o i (; a u ;. The lest selected line of Ci.irars. imported and domestic, to be found in the city. We have the celebrated "Manilla Cheroot" and the "lioujrh and lieady," t wo of the most popular and largely called for cigars in the city. We also have a full line of the best imported citmi's in this market, while our line of Pipes, Ciyar and Cigarette Holders are unsurpassed. Order litrt intMit We order from our main oflice in Jacksonville every article not in stock in hours notice. Artist's Materials. We keep a full line of points, water colors, brushes, easels, palletts and every article needed by the professioal and ametcur rtist. We respectfully invite the residents of Palatka and vicinity to call and inspect our stock te fore purchasing elsewhere, as we sell at New York, Rostou and Philadelphia price.1: and feel confident we can satisfactorily suit all tastes. No charye for showing uoods. Don't forget the place. Third Store, Grillin's New Rrick Mock. Water Street, foot of Is-mon. llllS'TOrS A. JIi:rIi:i, 3Ism:ijer. IE. T- L A 1ST IE . ardware, Crockery, HOUSE FURNISHING GOODS, SASH, DOORS AND BUNDS, HARNESS, SADDLES & MIXED PAINTS Executed on short notice and on reasonable terms. I'iilatltsi, SAVE FROM 25 TO 50 PER GENT RV HAVING Y UK PRESCRIPTIONS COMPOUNDED WITH ABSOLUTE ACCURACY FROM THE Imported and Domestic Pharmaceutical Preparations -AT THE Moragne J?JoLiJO-nn acy 13H'TVUIL,TSTIKI I J.""W5. Corner IiOiiion and Front Sts., - - PALATKA, I""IA. Prescriptions Carefully Comiounded Day and Nijrht. FRESH DRUGS! FRESH DRUGS! FRESH DRUGS! RECEIVED DAILY AT -A-cIkz3xm SbJQL &c J'eioIkisoioJ's IJHAKMACY. All orders filled promptly and at bottom prices. PRESCRIPTIONS tom-poundi-d at all hours by ey perieneel i ii irirNfs, 3D. HILL & CO. 3?:irocL-o-oe & Com m ission Shipments of Potatoes, Onion., Cabbares, etc., received daily. Consignment or Florida fruits. ejretables and Produce solicited. References: Wm. J. Winejrar & Co., ISankors. Palatka: E. C & V. S. Tiffany, San Mateo. Fla. , OPE It A HOPSE RIILDING. PALATKA. EL A. ZBZtTIES: OIF1 AV3r. .T. M'I13Vll General llanUhifi IIulnests Transacted. Htiy and -iell Foreign Exeliange. Correspondent: Xen "Vork: I'irxt Na tional Hank; Kounlze JSros., IJoston? MaverleU National Hit n Vc. K. II. I THE -R A T, A TTg" LEMON TTREET, A Trial 1 MARTIN GRIFFIN, Jit JP 1 i idii l"loiilii. CHOICEST THE PALATKA .V CO., U.VlilTliS. -o- r O li T 'I A G-EOCEE PALATKA, FLORIDA. Moves- all I Ali