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HP Iff TO1 DAILY PALATKA, FLORIDA, SATURDAY, APRIL 5, 1884. NUMBER 33. VOLUME I. r TELEGRAPHIC SPARKLES. THE LATEST NEWS FROM ALL, PARTS BY WIRE AND CABLE. Congress Doing Nothing -Boat Burn ed on the Chattahoochee Free Tra ders in Minnesota- Gordon's Ru mored Defeat, Etc., Etc. The senate continues to discuss the Blair educational bill to the exclusion of all other business. The house adopted a resolution author izing the employment of a force of labor ers in the book-keepers department for the purpose of folding speeches. The Indian appropriation bill is still un der consideration. Mr. Cox has presented to the House the memorial of the New York Mercantile Exchange protesting against the passage of any bill which will enable the govern ment to receive trade dollars in any oth er way than by purchase at their market value as bullion. The largest and most influentirl meet ing of cotton manufacturers ever held in the South convened in Augusta, Ga., on the 3rd inst. and after discussing the sit uation unanimously resolved to curtail the productions of yarns and cloth. The steamer Rebecca Everingham was burned to the waters edge on the Chatta hoochee river on the morning of the 3rd inst. Ten lives were lost, and the boat and its cargo of 107 bales of cotton total ly destroyed. Tde boat, valued at $27,000, was not insured. The free traders of Minnesota have per fected an organization, and pledge them selves to vote for no candidate for Con grrss who is not pledged to free trade. The membership includes gome of the most prominent men of both political parties. All the Hungarians in the coal breakers at Shenandoah, Pa., have been discharg ed. Recent deaths in the hospital at Cin cinnati bring the number of killed in the riot up to 49. The eighteenth congressional district of Pennsylvania has sent Blaine delegates to the state convention. The news from the overflowed upper districts of Louisiana is more ing, but at Morgan City the water is ris ing five inches per day. At a meeting of barbed wire manufac turers at Chicago Thursday the price of the wire was raised one-half cent per pound. At a meeting in New Orleans of the Grand Council of the Mechanics' Union Thursday night it was decided that there be a general strike Monday next, provid ing an advance is refused. This strike will include all mechanics engaged in house-building. A dispatch from London saj s that re ports are current that Gordon has had another reverse. The explorer Schwein furth has received a letter from Gordon in which the latter says that the demean or of the people has much changed since he was last in London. The losses by the fire in London M ere covered by an insurance of one million two hundred and fifty thousand pounds. Ben Butler's Nerve. Butler would have made a duellist of himself had be been born in a state and at a time when the code of honor held good, says the Cleveland (Ohio) Leader. But bean-eating Massachusetts never fights duels, and Butler's nerve has had to be expended in other ways. A nota ble instance of this occurred in 185G, when Ben Butler was a young practition er at Dowell. The Buchanan campaign was in full progress, and a great meeting was being held in the largest hall of the city. Rufus Choate, the great lawyer, was addressing the meeting and his elo quence had thrown them into the wildest enthusiasm, when a jar was felt and a crash was heard. The cry went forth, "the floor is sinking." Every one turned pale, and the audience rose for a stam pede, when Ben Butler came to the front of the platform beside Mr. Choate, and, calling the audience to halt, said there was no danger; that the architect of the building was present, and that he would co with him and examine the buildimr. and report to allay their fears. This j quieted the audience. ! Butler and the architect made an im- j mediate examination of the hall and ! found the danger very great. Butler at ! once returned, and Bmillingly assured the j audience there was no present danger; j but, as the hall was overcrowded, he ad- I vised them to quietly adjourn to the pub- j lie square, and there Mr. Choate would j finish his speech. The crowd went quiet- ly out, and the catastrophe was averted, j As Butler stepped on the platform he bad j whispered to Mr. Choate with a half laugh in order to deceive the audience. This is what he said: "Mr. Choate. I must clear this house or we shall all be in hell in five minutes." All Wen in the Democratic Camp. Bellefonte Vctchman. All is wlfin the Democratic caniD in spite of timndiary attempts of Mr. Henry Sonan( Co. McClures sen sationalist has fallen flat as a pancake upon the pSsblis PROMINENT PEOPLE. Terry. Miss Ellen Terry refuses to put up a leading hotel in Brooklyn be cause her little dog is not welcome there... Twain. Mark Twain will probably at tend the International Copyright Confer ence, to be held at Berne in August. Irving. Henry Irving, when at home, is said to while away the hours equally between angling for trout and studying Shakspeare. Watterson. Henry Watterson is por trayed in a recent Washington letter as a grave-looking man of forty-four, with a bold, fierce face and a rich growth of light brown hair, which hangs down over his forehead. Didon. Pere Didon says that when he asks Germans, '"What will you do when Moltke dies?" they say: "He has founded a school which will live." But they find it hard to answer a similar question as to Bismarck. Lotta. Miss Lotta recently eliminated the pathetic scenes from the "Old Curi osity Shop." She found, however, that the change was unpopular, and she has, therefore, restored the play to its original form. Lanqtry. Mrs. Langtry arrived at Dayton, O., from Cincinnati on Sunday night, and on Monday she astonished many persons by walking to Little York, twenty miles away, and back to her car a little jaunt of forty miles. Arnold. Matthew Arnold's daughter, a very unintellectual and rather washy young woman, who acorn panicd her fa ther to this country, tells her friends at home that what she most wanted in America was to see Niagara Falls and a negro baby and to taste a genuine Amer ican cocktail. All these tastes were grati fied and she was read- to return home. Anderson. Miss Mary Anderson, the actress, now refuses the heart, hand, for tune and honors of Lord Coleridge. In other words, a story of that purport helps to advertise Miss Anderson in London. Rubinstein. Anton Rubinstein made a clear profit of 5,000 on the five con certs which he gave during his recent stay at Vienua. He is now in Paris. Johnson. General Bradley T. John son, Judge George Brown and others made addresses at a public meeting in Baltimore Tuesday night, commemora tive of the landing of the Maryland Pil grims two hundred and fifty years ago. Letters in praise of those Maryland fore fathers were sent by Charles A. Dana, Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes and others. The Maryland Historical Society held its celebration in the afternoon. 31 r. Vance Hauls Mr. Hoar Over the Coals. From Senate Proceedings on Wednesday. Referring to the remark made by Mr. Hoar on Tuesday, in relation to North Carolina's illiteracy, in which Mr. Hoar had spoken of the old North State as be ing the tail of all the states in the matter of education, Mr. Vance spoke sarcasti cally of the prostrating effect of such a blow. He said his case and that of his state reminded him of the story of a young fellow who went to a circus, and, getting into a fight with the man belong ing to the show, was knocked down. His friends hearing the young man bel lowing went to him and tried to soothe and cheer him. They raised him to his feet and told him to brace up and be a man, for it wasn't such an awful thing to get knocked down. "It isn't getting knocked down that hurts my feelings; that isn't what I'm crying about," said the rustic, "I don't mind the blow, what hurts me is that they knocked me down with the earae stick they use to whip the monkey with." "It is not that my state is called the 'tail state' that pains me," said Mr. Vance, "I and the people of North Carolina could bear that well enough, out it is crushing to think that the blow came from the senator from Tewksburv." Origin of All Fool's Day. Savannah Times. As this is the first day of April, many jokes have been played upon the unwary. Many inocent and otherwise persons have been imposed upon during the obser vances of the day, whilst undoubtedly il ....... 1 1 ! luere are numerous persons wno consmer I thquselves too smart to be caught nap- ping. Many of the readers of the Times are perhaps not aware of the Biblical ori gin of the day. If they will turn to the 31st verse of the 25th chapter of 2nd Kings, they will discover all about the day in the olden time. Scooping the Great Sea in a Tin Cup. Brooklyn Eagle. Senator Blair, of New Hampshire, has under consideration a plan for prevent ing Ohio floods by means of a constitu tional amendment. lagan's Book. Lowell Times. Gen. Logan is about to write a book en his recollections of the rebellion. Its title will probably be "Me and the W ar. Out from Under Bismarck's Thumb. Chicago News. Minister Sargent has saved his bacon, so to speak. He Goes Over. Philadelphia Times. Mr. Ochiltree isn't saying anything, but he would like to live in Europe. Love Charms a Senator. Alta Californian. One of the remarkable things brought to light in the Sharon vs. Sharon divorce trial, now going on, is that the plaintiff, Miss Althea Hill, or Mrs. Sharon, tried all sorts of,tricks to win the senator's love. One of her journeys was to a wise woman, who will doubtless cause a good deal of fun when she comes to tell her tale to Judge Sullivan. As the story goes, Althea sought this female, whose sign hangs out in a quiet though respect able thoroughfare, and asked for some charm to make Sharon love her or mar ry her, which, is still a matter of dispute. The obese sibyl, whose portly form has encumbered a chair in the court room ever since the case commenced, gave Al thea a charm which she averred could not fail, and with the punic faith for which such people are noted, told Sim on's agents all about it afterward. At the hour of midnight, just as the clocks were striking on that hour of the month when the moon had reached its fullest amplitude, Althea was to draw from her soft white arm three drops of blood, care fullv (Irvine: and preserving: the azure tinted fluid from any foreign substance. Althea was to find means at some future time to mingle them with the wine that the object of her affections was about to drink. If she did this without detection and the senator drained the charmed chalice the desire of Althea's heart must surely be fulfilled ere thrice the moon had waned and waxed again. Althea tried the charm and in due course reported back with words of anger and reproach that it had failed, and then, like Panurge. she journeyed on to find another and more satisfactory oracle. This oracle turns out to be the plump and pleasing damsel who always occupies a seat directly behind Senator Sharon. Her shapely palm was duly crossed with gold. She listened to Althea's desires and then filled her youug disciple's heart with joy by evolving from the inner depths of her necromantic art an unfailing plan to bring the aged Croesus to the feet of his young adorer. By stealthy means Althea was to secure one single hair from the scanty locks which straggle over the senatorial brow like railroad routes across a new country. For thrice three days that single hair must repose in Althea's bosom, and then, to make the charm complete, it must be carefully cut into nine equal parts, which were to be placed in an omelette, which Althea and her adored one were to eat in company. Faithfully Althea followed the directions given her: but, alas, the charm worked not to her satisfaction and once more she started out like Panurge, to find a truer oracle. How she buried socks and collars and tried other divina tions with the senatorial linen has alrea dy been told, but there still remains to tell of many other strange acts and love philtres. A Republican Compliment to Morri son. Chicago Inter-Ocean. It is easy to see that the politician who is rendering most service to the republi cans at present is Morrison. We are not sure but that the republicans, irrespec tive of their views on the question of protection and free trade, ought to com bine and present some sort of testimonial to Morrison for the very valuable and telling services he has rendered the re publican party during this session. He has lightened the labor and increased the ease of carrying the country for the re publican candidates next fall by fully seventy-five per cent, within three months. The New York Sun says: Sugar is sell ing at about the lowest price it ever reached and many Cuban residents of New York are eager speculative buyers of sugar in anticipation of a speedy ad vance. Mr. Loubat,who has just return ed from Havana, said yesterday: 'That wonderful island is absolutely ruined. I saw men whom I knew in Paris when they were living on incomes of from $25, 000 to $50,000, and who have to stay at home now, being unable to derive one tenth of that income from the same plan tations. I am told that the government taxes amounted to $30,000,000, and the whole crop was not worth $35,000,000. The Spanish government and the Ger man beet-root competition arc killing poor Cuba.' " "We may be a little down now," said Representative Forney, of xUabama, re ferring to tariff differences in the Demo cratic party, "but 'tis only temporary. That will pass away. If your eagle stops a little it is only to plume himself for a loftier flight. Here in the House the tar iff is discussed according to the influence it may have upon the return of members respectively. But at Chicago everything will be subordinated to the election of a President. That will be the objective point, and parties, like armies, must have an objective point in order to win sue cess. The tariff and every question there -will be considered with regard to its ef fect upon the whole country, and you will see that the Democratic party will be entirely harmonious." Why Not the Whole Town? New York Sun (Ind.). The fire board yesterday resolved to ask the commissioners of publiq works to have streets hydrants painted bright red. SELECT SCHOOL Opens April 7th, in School House on Third Street. GEO. O. IIOPKIXS, .V. 31., Principal. T THOROUGH INSTRUCTION GIVEN IN paratorv. Drawing, lnth free hand and mechanical, taught it' desired. Sessions from 9 a. m. to 2 p. m. For rates of tuition, etc., apply to the prin c i pal. LARGEST PUBLISHING HOUSE i:v tiii: TATE. RED CROSS PRESS." Warren, Thayer & Co., Steam Book & Job PRINTERS REID STREET, PALATKA, FLORIDA. HAVING FITTED UP AN ENTIRELY new office, wo are prepared to do ali kinds of Hook and Job printing. Hook Binding, Stereotyping, Engraving, etc. Our facilities are unsurpassed by any office in the state. We have the only Chromatic Press in Florida, printing any number of col ors at one impression, also the only Railroad Ticket Press and Numbering: Attachment, printing 14,000 tickets an hour. Call and see us. Estimates on all classes of work cheerfully furnished. A trial order will satisfy all that we can do the best work done in the state. WARREN, THAYER & CO., Reid street, near Putnam House. 0'KEEFE & M'KINLAY, Machinists, Boilermakers and Blacksmiths. KEPAIRTNG SPECTALLLY ATTENDED to. New and second hand machinery bought anil sold. Engineers supplies cheap, Corner Keid and Second streets. PRACTICAL TAILOR. T HAVE MOVED MY TAILORING SHOP X up-stairs over Mr. Gus Mann's Butcher Shop, on Lemon street. Repairing- neatly done. A share ot public patronage solicited. JOHN HEWS0N. PROFESSIONAL CARDS. BENJ. PUTNAM CALHOUN. IKVIXO GILLIS WM, LOWNDES CALHOUN. Cnlliouii, C5111isfc Calhoun, ATTOIJIS EYS-AT-LAW PALATKA, FLORIDA. Special attention paid to Insurance. Real Es, tate and Collection of Claims. Will practice in State and federal courts. a., w. iiotthio:v, ATT ORNE Y-AT-LAAV Office opposite St. John's Hotel, Lemon Stket, PALATKA, FLA. i:. It. 3IcKEAX, AT TORN EY-AT-LAW Agent for Sale and Purchase of FLORIDA LANDS Palatka, Florida. Notary Public State of Florida. W. II. WIGG, AT T O II oV E Y-AT-L AW Office Lemon st., Mann's Building, Upstairs Palatka, Florida. PALATKA HOTELS. G KAIIAM'H HOTEL S. GRAHAM, Proprietor. Corner Lemon and Water streets. PALATKA. FLORIDA. II OTEL PALATKA. COR. LEMON AND WATER STS., Overlooking: St. John's River. $2.50 per day. PALATKA, FLORIDA. MIDDLEKAUFF & BONN, of Baltimore. T HE WEfSTMORELAM). PALATKA, FLORIDA. White Sclphvk Water, Hot and Cold Sulphur Baths. Bus meets all trains and steamers. gT. JOHN'S HOTEL. (Established P. & H. PETERMANN, Proprietors. PALATKA, FLORIDA. Orders for room by telegraph and mail promptly attended to. Accommodations first class. Terms moderate. L PALATKA, FLORIDA. - j Addition built last summer of forty-five rooms. Accommodations for 300 guests. Open December 15. 1S83. LARKIN & ALLEN, Proprietors. December to May. PALATKA, FLA. IIOTETj, JACKSONVILLE, FLA. t ? Dec. to May. EQUINOX lid J une to Oct., No Dogs Taken. HOUSE, MANCHESTER, VT. F. H. ORVI3. To make room for New Summer Goods, and Piece Goods at STRICTLY COST A large stock of MISFITS AND ORDERED Left on hand after deposits were made, buying elsewhere call and see The Tailor, -AT JA.COBSOIT'S ONE PRICE STORE o DRESS GOODS DF ALL DESCRIPTION! NEW LINEN LAWKS, PIQUES, SATEENS AND SUMMER SILKS. LADIES HATS AND TRIMMINGS IN GREAT VARIETY. A FULL LINE OF HOSIERY, GLOVES AND CORSE! . Gent's Furnishing Goods, Clothing and Hats. FINE PHILADELPHIA MADE SHOES FOR GENTS AND LADIES EVERY PAIR ONLY FIRST-CLASS GOODS A. & G. C. ft, and Okeechobee Land Co. P. II. GREY, President. J. M. KREAMER, HAMILTON DISSTON, Treus. W, H. AV RIGHT, Vice-President. Engineer. R. SA LING ER, Secretary. LANDS FOR SALE IN LOTS OF FRO)! 10 TO 10,000 ACRES IN THE COUNTIES OF BREVARD, POLK, MANATEE AND MONROE. PRICES: For average Pine Lands $ 1.2." per ami For average. Prairie and Pasture Lands l.t'." per acre For Lake and River Fronts j-5.00 to lo.(H) per ac-o For Sugar Lands ' 10.(10 per acre The Lands of this Company are specially adapted to the Culture of Tropical Fruits, Rice, Sugar Cane, etc., and are generally accessible by steam navigation. W. M . FOR IJJi!-, Land Commissioner, Jacksonville, Fla. K I S S I M ME E "LAND COMPAWY T. H. ASBURY, Paesident. L. V. K LA I IK, Treasurer. HAMILTON DISSTON, Vice-President. T. W. PALMER, Secretary. QAAAAm ACRES CHOICEST: LOCATIONS FOR RESIDENCE AND CULTIVATION OF -iUlMUU Oranges, Lemons, Pineapples, Banannas, Cocoa nuts, etc., in the counties of Orange, Brevard, Sumter, Polk, Hillsborough, Manatee and Monroe. J"Soll in Ciitintitiosi to Suit 15u;vi. Prices $2.50 to $10.00 per acre, according to location and quality. viiinipp Vttv ' Business Lots $200 to $"00 Mssuuith cii x j- pivc.Acrc Lots $;M) to $500 W. T. I'OICIMSS, Manager, Jacksonville, Fla. B. F. McGRAW & SON, Buffalo Bluff Nurs'y III ORANGE STOCK From Sour to the Best Varieties ONE VARIETY OF STRArBEKltIES,VIZ: FEDERAL POINT, OR FLORIDA FOUNDLING NOW FOR SALE: Cabbage Plants of the Best Selections j of J. H. Gregory, of Marble head, Massachusetts. F. C. COCHRANE. WHOLESALE AND RETAIL BOOKSELLER AND STATIONER A5D DEALER LN FISHING TACKLE, FINE CIGARS Floi'ltla Curiosities, Florida Maps, Books, Canes, &c Post-office Building, Front Street and next door south, PALATKA, ... FLORIDA. ADMINISTRATOR'S XOTICE. HAVING BEEN DULY QUALIFIED AS Administrator of the estate of Joseph II. Mann, I hereby require all claims and demands against said estate to be presented as pre scribed by law, or this notice will be pleaded in bar; and all debtors are warned to make immediate settlement to the undersigned. A. AV. MANN, Administrat or. v I offer all Fall and Winter Clothing PRICES CLOTHING will be sold at a sacrifice. Before H, VV. KL1CKER, Corner Lemon and Fourth Street. GUARANTEED. KEPT AT THIS STORE HENRY A. MEYER, lVLACIO Ice Cream Saloon BAKEET AND Choice French and American Confectionery PALATKA, FLORIDA. MRS. C M. SMITH, CITY IJIVWEltTltEIi Embaling Caskets, Metalic and Burial Caskets, Wooden CoD s 'UELEGRAPHIC ORDERS PROMPTLY 1 tended to. Prices low and ati.fac,i guaranteed. At the old stand. Laurel sir. . . opposite Presbyterian parsonage. -V. .1. IITLVCII fc HON, NURSERY ME? ' PALATKA, FLORIDA. LL FRUITS GROWN SUITED TO 1 S iV climate. Catalogue free. av. cors u.vi), FLORIST & LANDSCAPE GARDENER LARGE VARIETY OF PALMS, RARE 1 V Roses and Semi-Tropical Plants in neri.l constantly on hand. Correspondence so! kited. Front street, next to Bank, Palatka, Fla. WILLIAM F. FORWARD, PIONEER ICE HOUSE AND DEPOT FOR Hay, Grain, Feed, Lime, Plaster, BRICK, CEMENT, LATH, Etc. Established in 130. inj? wharf. Reid's Brick Block, front PALATKA, FLA. Statement of anEye Witn2ss ! FULL PARTICULARS IN NEXT ISSUE 9.VJ0 BUSHELS OF GRAIN. ALSO A FINE lot of Hay, Bran and Ground Feed in-icg received this week, fresh and in gwd order, to be sold at prices as low as such jroods can La boutrht anywhere. AV3I. 1. FOUWAIID. GEM CITY HAIR DRESSING ROOMS LEMON ST., PALATKA. FLA. FRESH, SALT & SULPHUR BATHS A.