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THE DAILY NEWS.
BY SPEEIt & HARRISOX. The Daily News Is published every morn ing, except Monday, and delivered by carriers in toe city, or mailed postage free, for 50 cents a month, Sl.fiO tor three months, 2.50 for six months, or $5 per annum. Tins Wkekcy News is an 8-page 4S-column piixjr, published every Saturday, containing all t ie news of the week, local and general, it li tae largest and handsomest weekly paper published in Florida, and will be mailed post age free for $1 a year, or 50 cents for six months. Specimen copies free to any address. Local advertisements 20 cents per line for first insertion and 10 cents per line for each ad ditional insertion. Special notices 10 cents per line. Reduced rates on continued advertise ments. All advertising bills become due pro rata everv month. Local advertisements due at the e'xpiration of the time for which they are inserted. , . All remittances should be made by express, money-order or registered letter. Address PALATKA DAILY NEWS, Palatka, Fla. Registered at the Palatka Post Office as second-clas3 mail matter. PALATKA, FLA., APRIL 5, 1884. Every state exchange that reaches our office brings gratifying news of Florida's increasing prosperity. We rejoice that it is so, and are especially pleased to note that this advance is "en era! throughout the state. There need be no cause for local jealousies, for each community will in the end prosper according to its. deserts. We again advise our people to look about them, study well the capabil ities of their separate neighborhoods, and give practical evidence to the world that manufactories in Florida, intelligently conducted, will pay the investor and bless the state. THK PUOl'LK'S PENSION LIST. Palatka is ready and anxious to do her share towards the finest char ity of the eenturj . To the soldier worn out or disabled in his country's service, every civilized government in substantial terms acknowledges its indebtedness. Our cause was lost forever, and in our defeat most of us now see the hand of a kind Providence. In the next generation all of us will. But even those who fought him, mainly those who fought him openly where stout blows were bravely given and taken, accord to the Confederate soldier the credit of honest motives nobly followed to logical results and practical effect. No government can give him aid; his people are poor and the soldiers of the north, the citizens of the whole country, only follow their general in the spirit which dictated his return of Lee's sword when they send food and medicine to the fever sufferers or contribute to establish a pension list, on which shall be placed the dis abled and destitute of those who vindicated our common manhood and justified mutual pride by mak ing the hardest struggle possible, and holding a parole in faith pure and spotless. The sun never saw a finer specta cle than this; all the glories of past ages pale before the followers of the Christian Exemplar who adorn the graves of enemies and feed the destitute of those late in battle ar ray. The ladies of Columbus, Miss., when they placed laurels on the last resting places of the Federal dead, struck a trembling chord which vi brated in sweetest music throughout the country. "No more shall the war cry sever. Or the winding rivers be red; They banish our anger forever, When they laurel the graves of our dead.' The old flag is wreathed with new recollections by such mutual courte sies; the hearts of a great people set at naught the vaporings of the politician. We join hands now, not over a chasm, but with sympathetic hearts and tearful eyes, palm meets palm around the venerated graves of martyrs of either cause, in mem ory of whom all sections feel a common pride. The- recipient of this charity re ceives a medal conferring far more glory than those of Queen, Emperor or Czar. Friends and enemies unite in bestowing the decoration, and the whole proposition shows a feel ing in the breasts of the people which foreign or domestic sword can never eradicate or the lapse of time make dim. We can be glad and proud through all coming aes to know that the Union soldier shows grander in this than any defender of Thermopylae or the Capitol. A new box that is used in the English parcel post is made of compressed paper, metal bound, very strong, neat, light, and being varnished inside is suitable for the package of flowers or other tilings that require moisture. Such a box, in different sizes, would be convenient in tins country for dispatching packages bv mail or express. Grand Island, a new town between Lakes Yale and Eustis, is prospering fine ly. Its position prevents the crop3 from being injured by climatic changes. TAXES AND THE LAW. Mr. Thomas Hind, in a letter to The Daily News, draws a paralel between his case of alleged over valuation for purposes of taxation, and the case of the St. Johns and Halifax Railroad Company, This Mr. Hinds asserts to be "a similar case." We have given the exact record, showing why the board of countv commissioners tookactionin the case of the railroad, and this statement from official sources should satisfy any reasonable party, democratic or republican. To sIioav that neither the comptroller nor the board acted without authority, we beg to quote the following from the pamphlet edition of the laws of Florida for 1881, viz.: page 35, section 45: "That the president and secretary, or superintendent, or manager, of any rail road company, whose track or road-bed, or any part thereof, is in this state, shall annually, on or before the second Mon. clay in July, return to the comptroller of the state, under their oaths, the total length of such railroad, the total length and value of such roads or lines, inclu ding rights of way, road-bed, side track and main track, in.this state, and the to tal length and value thereof in each county, city and incorporated town in this state; they shall also make return of the number and value of their locomotive engines, passengers, freight, platform, construction and other cars and appur tenances, and the value thereof shall be apportioned by the comptroller, pro rata, to each mile of main track, and the comptroller shall notify the asessor of each county through which railroads run of the number of miles of track and the value thereof, and the proportionate val ue of personal property taxable in their respective counties, and to such values thus apportioned the assessor shall add the value of all real property, together with all fixtures, machinery, tools and other property within their respective counties; and upon the value thus ascer tained, taxes shall be assessed the same as upon the property of individuals, and any agent of such company is authorized to pay such tax to the collector, and re tain the amount out of any money in his possession belonging to such road'' Now we thus see that the road was assessed by the comptroller of the state, not by the assessor of the county; therefore, when the comp troller notified the board of county commissioners that he had made a mistake, there was nothing either in law or equity to prevent them from reducing the assessment to the val uation fixed by the state officer un der the law. But the commissioners must hear the complaints of citizens after the receipt of the returns from Talla hassee, and due notice will be given in these columns, so that Mr. Hind and all others can present their claims for allowance under error in assessment to be returned to the proper office. With this plain state ment of facts we hope Mr. Hind is satisfied and we are convinced the public, will be. We here express the thanks due from all to Mr. Hind for the publication of his grievance, and we assure him that we are al ways ready to listen and condemn or exculpate, as in our opinion is just. STATE NEWsT Tallabasssee had green peas for dinner last week. A fine hotel is being built at Plant City near Tampa, and the McClendon House is being enlarged. Thirty crates of snap beans were ship ped from Braidentown on the steamer Dictator last Thursday. It is reported that a gentleman intends erecting a boarding house at Lady Lake so arranged as to furnish both cold and warm water to each room. There is to be a new town in Liberty county, near Orange postoffice. Eureka is to be its name. Its population, will, at first be composed of a Tennessee colo ny. J. B. Spear, of Oakland, has this sea son demonstrated what cau be done in Florida. Upon a tract of land which measures eleven yards more than a quar ter of an acre, which he planted in cab bages, he netted $15S.46, which is at the rate of 333.84 per acre. Last week Governor Bloxham sold his plantation to Chas. J. F. Allen, Esq., of Louisville, Ky. This property lies near the city of Tallahassee, and contains up wards of twelve hundred acres of fertile land. The artesian well at DeLand is down three hundred and fifty feet. The drill is awaiting repairs but the engineer speaks confidently of getting a flow after pierc ing the rock he is now in. Mr. Albert Gier, of New York, on his place at Lake Worth, has in seven years got growing and bearing, oranges, lem ons, limes, citrons, bananas, cocoanuts, pineapples, star, apples, Miami apples, Jamaica apples, sappadillos, mangos, sour sops, paw-paws, Spanish limes, Cay enne cherries, tamarinds, almonds and a number of ornamental trees, shrubberv and flowers. Mr. Geo. G. Morgan OF JACKSONVILLE, ALABAMA, WILL exhibit samples of leather tanned from five to seventeen .lays; also show the demon stration at Thomki ns & Weeks. He has letters fro m leading- Boston merchants and othets who uciuiowledge it to be equal to if not suiK?rior to b ark tanned leather. J nst the thing for Florida, as it requires no bark, and persons of limited means, can start with a small capita.! and double same every sixty days. Will tan alligator skins, and furs with hair on, such as mink, deer, rabbit and cat, in seven days, leaving- the skin softer than any tan known. Will sell tanners county or state rights. Persons can have alligator skins tanned by leaving them at Thomkins & Weeks, JACKSONVILLE TAMPA & KEY WEST RAILWAY THE "GEM CITY" ROUTE. THE ONLY ALL KAIL LINE TO ORANGE PARK, MAGNOLIA, GREEN COVE SPRING & JACKSONVILLE, Three Hours Quicker to Jacksonville Than by any other line. BROAD GAUGE, STEEL RAILS, AIR BRAKES, FIRST-CLASS EQUIPMENT. o AINSJ RUN AS FOLLOWS: Leave Jacksonville 9.50a. , m. 3.30 4.00 p. m. " Orange Park 1(11 " Magnolia 10.54 " " Green Cove Spring 11.04 " West Toeoi 11:40 " Arrive Palatka L:20 p. m. GOING NORTH. Leave Palatka 10:35 a. m. Florida Sou. June. 10:45 " Z " West Toeoi 11:30 " Green Cove Spring- 11:50 " " Magnolia 12:00 " Orange Park p. m. Arrive Jacksonville. . . . l:Uu " 4.37 4.42 5:15 5.55 4:15 4:22 p. m. f:0S 5:35 5:40 8:01 6:45 THE ST. JOHNS' RAILWAY MAKES DIRECT CONNECTION At West Toeoi, and from St. Augustine. o Rates and Fare to all Points as Low as by any other line, and baggage checked through. M. U. MO RAX, " G. W. BENTLEY, Gen. Pass. Agent. Gen. Manager. FRANK R. POND, AGENT FOR THE SIMPSON & GAULT MANUFACTURING CO.'S CELEBRATED". PORTABLE GRAIN MILLS FOR WHEAT, CORN OR FEED -AND Flour Mill Machinery of all Kinds CASTINGS, SHAFTINGS AND IRON WORK OF ALL KINDS to ON SHORTJNOTICE. .TCKWO XVILLE, IT TV . KEUKA AND ORANGE SPRING TRANSFER COMPANY TEAM WILL LEAVE KEUKA FOR Orange Spring every morning on arrival of the freight train f ram Palatka, for the purpose of Transporting Passengers and Freight. For further information address KEUKA AND ORANGE SPRING TRANSFER COMPANY, At Keuka, Putnam Co., Fla. LARGEST and MOST COMPLETE XS?stnlli(;lniioiit Houtli. G. S. Hacker & Son MANUFACTURERS OF Doors, Sash, Blinds, Mouldings AND BUILDING MATERIAL. Established in ls42. Offiee and Ware-rooms, King, opposite Can non street. E. M. HACKER. Proprietor, Charleston, S. C. Buy direct from the Factory and save deal ers' profits. 15. JT. GKOOMS, DEAI.ZR I' FANCY AND STAPLE GROCERIES Glassware, Crockery, Confectionery, TOBACCO AZVI O I Ci A It H Lemon street, one door from Opera House PALATKA, FLORIDA. FRESH MEAT MARKET Oldest Establishment in Town o BEST OF NEW YORK BEEF KENTUCKY MUTTON ALWAYS ON HAND, DRESSED POUL 1 1. try received daily. Call at the old stand on Lemon street. DE BARY-BAYA Merchant's Line ST. JOHNS RIVER STEAMERS. CARRYING THE U. S. MAIL ONE OF THE STEAMERS OF THIS LINE will leave Jacksonville daily, from wharf foot of Laura street, at 2:0 p. m. PALATKA, ASTOR, SANFORD, ENTERPRISE And All Intermediate Landings South of Palatka. Will make close connection with all Rail Lines for POINTS IN THE INTERIOR, And with all steamers at Sanford for POINTS ON INDIAN RIVER. Returiiinjr, leave Enterprise at 7:30, and San ford on arrival of Train, arriving at Jackson ville EARLY NEXT MORNING, Making close connection with Rail and Steam Lines for all points NORTH, EAST AND WEST. For all points between Jacksonville and Pa latka, take one of the Steamers leaving daily, Sundays excepted, at 9:IiO a. m. The through boats of this line run in con nection with the People's Line, and all tickets and passes issued by that line will be honored on the through Boats. CHAS. B. FENWICH, General Passenger and Ticket Agent. W, B. WATSON, General Manager. IEOET Steamboat Line. THE TOURIST'S FAVORITE IRON STEAMBOAT COMPANY'S Indestructable Palatial Steamer, built with fourteen water-tight compartments and cannot sink; built of ison and can not burn perfect safety. O 5T.Gr 3ST TTS Daily, except Sundays, from the Florida Central Railrod Wharf Foot of Hogan Street at 9 a. m. I7OR MAGNOLIA, GREEN COVE SPRING, Toeoi (St. Augustine), and Palatka, con necting there for Ocala and Gainesville, and all points on the Florida Southern Railroad. Also, wite boats for Crescent City and Ocklawaha River Steamers for Silver Springs and interme diate landings. The Cygnus is the largest boat on the St. John's River. Licensed to carry 1800 passengers. Is illuminated with 12 electric lights. Grand piano for the use of her patrons. Grand Instrumental Concert on boat daily music by Masino. The Cygnus connects with the Palace Steamer X L O Ifc I X (Having unsurpassed passenger accommoda tions) for Astor, Enterprise, Sanford, and all points on the upper river. For reliable infor mation, tickets and staterooms, apply to Leve & Alden's offices, corner Bay and Ocean streets, St. James and Everett Hotels. rOur tickets are UNLIMITED, and good to STOP OVER AT ANY OR ALL OF OUR LANDINGS, and in case you change your mind after purchasing, we will at all times re fund the money for the whole or any portion of tickets sold by us. Tickets sold to all parts of Florida or the United States. Any infor mation as to prices, etc., cheerfully furnished by mail. LKVE fc ALDEN, Managing Agents. The Philadelphia Times. 1 H-X. THE PHILADELPHIA TIMES, 1884. The Times will enter upon the new year stronger and more prosperous than ever be fore in its history more widely read and quoted, more heartily commended, and more fiercely criticized, with a more complete or ganization, and an able ssotf of contributors and with the same independence and fearless ness that has made it successful and powerful in the past. The Times has no party to follow, no candi dates to advance, but will meet every issue, as it has ever done, with consistent devotion to the right, to honest government, and the pub lic welfare. And, while maintaining its posi tion as the leading journal of Philadelphia, will aim to be continually in the advanca in uil that can add value to a newspaper. The value of a newspaper is not in its size or display, but in the intelligence and care, the conciseness and freshness with which it is edited. The Times spends lavishly for news from all parts of the world, but all its dis patches are carefully edited and condensed, in order to give the complete news of the day in the most concise and attractive shape, and with it a large variety of entertaining and instruc tive reading. Hie best writers at home and abroad are employed to enrich its columns, and to make it a journal adapted both to the busy man and to the leisure of the home cir cle, a welcome visitor to intelligent and honest citizens of every political, religious and social taste. The Weekly Times is altogether different from the weekly newspapers of twenty years ago. The day of those papers have gone by. The telegraph and better local newspapers everywhere, especially in the thriving centres of rural population, have made the old weekly metropolitan newspaper unsatisfying. Those that cling to their ancient usages have lost their hold on our forward-moving people; they are but shadows of their former greatness, and they have but a shadow of their former power. Those papers have had their usefulness, but it is gone; and, with it, they are going, too. It was not the fault of the papers: it was the im provement of the country that brought about the change. Men and women, wherever they live, now require fresher news; and they re quire more than news. The Weekly Times gathers off the tmes of I every passing week whatever has lasting in terest to tne peopie at large, ana sets if before them in such generosity of paper and print as would have astonished us all twentv yeors ago. DAILY Twelve cents a week, fifty cents a month, $6 a year, two cents a copv. SUNDAY Four cents a copy, $2 a year. WEEKLY One copy. $2 a year ; five copies, S a year ; ten copies, $15 a year ; twenty cop ies $25 a year, with one copy free to thejretter up of every club. THE TIMES, Philadelphia. THE Moragne PlLarmacy ESTVXXLISIIXHD 1 856. Corner Lemon timl Front Sts., - - PALATKA, FLA Prescriptions Carefully Compounded Day and Night, FRESH DRUGS! FRESH RECEIVED .eljol I PHARMACY. All orders filled promptly and at bottom pikes. PRESCRIPTIONS com- pounded Rt nil hours by experienced Druggists. II ardware, Crockery, Stoves HOUSE FURNISHING GOODS, SASH, DOORS AND BLINDS, HARNESS, SADDLES & MIXED PAINTS PLUMBING, TIIVIMIVCi X: l'll'X: FITTING Executed on short notice and on reasonable terms. Palatlta, ITloi-icln. PALATKA'S POPULAR BOOK STORE IVo. Si Griflin's 331ulc. o Till? IIEAlMJTTAirriSRH JX1 Books, Stationery, Fancy Articles, Toys VIEWS AND FLORIDA CURIOSITIES. Also, a Full Line of Selected Imported and Domestic Cigars IN PALATKA IS NOW TO BE FOUND AT ASH MEAD BROTHERS' BRANCH STORE, Griffin's New Brick Block, Water Street, foot of Lemon. 0 rMIEY HAVE THE LARGEST AND BEST SELECTED STOCK IN THEIR LINE IN TUB X Gem City, comprising the following STANDARD AND MISCELLANEOUS HOOKS, in plain and line bindings: Chice Presentation and Illustrated Volumes, Family Bibles, Teachers' and Pocket Bibles all sizes and prices. Episcopal Prayer Books and Hymnals, Popular Editions of the English and American Poets in holiday binding. Choice Juveniles separately and in sets. Illustrated Children's Books, McLaughlin's Toy Books, etc. School Books and School Supplies. Readers, Grammers, Arithmetics, Slates, Chalk, Pencils, etc. Stationory anl Fanoy Vi-tiolsi. Handsome Boxes of Papeteries, Ladies Satchels, Lap Tablets. Card Cases, rhotopraph. Auto graph and Scrap Albums, AVork Boxes, Writing: Desks, Gold Pens and Pencils, Ink Stands, Vel vet Frames, Easels, Pictures, Checkers, Back Gammon Boards, Chessmen, Stereoscopes, etc. etc. Pocket Books, Cigar Cases, Jewel Cases, Match Boxes and Diaries for 14. complete assortment. Iloi-itla Ouriostitiots. A well selected stock of Alligator, Sea Roan, Bear Tusk and Shell Jewelry, and other Novel ties always on hand, which have created much comment and prise on account of the elegant manner in which these curiosities have been made up. XiKliiiify Taolclo. We have the largest and best assorted stock of these goods in the city. Just arrived a new lot of lishing tackle, comprising every article needed for the angle. Tourists will find it to their advantage to call and inspect our fishing paraphanalia. CIGARS. The best selected line of Cigars, imported and domestic, to be found in the city. We have the celebrated "Manilla Cheroot" and the "Rough and Ready," two of the most popular and largely called for cigars in the city. We also have a full line of the best imported cigars in this market, while our line of Pipes, Cigar and Cigarette Holders are unsurpassed. Order Uepurtitieiit. We order from our main office in Jacksonville every article not in stock in 24 hours notice Artisit's MnterialH. We keep a full line of points, water colors, brushes, easels, palletts and every article needed by the professioal and ameteur rtist. We respectfully invite the residents of Palatka and vicinity to call and inspect our stock lx fore purchasing elsewhere, as we sell at New York, Boston and Philadelphia prices and fee confident we can satisfactorily suit all tastes. No charge for showing goods. Don't forget the place, Third Store, Griffin's New Brick Block. Water Street, foot of Lemon IIIiVnXKV A. lIJ2I.XJ:i, Slnnnitcr. BRADLEY'S FERTILIZERS GEORGE E. WILSON, State -A-fj-eiit, No. 15 West Bay street, JACKSONVILLE FLORIDA. SOLUBLE PACIFIC GUANO COMPANY'S Orange Brand For Garden or Grove, Guaranteed Analysis on Every Barrel. Manufactories: Boston, Mass.. and Charleston, S. C. For sale by DREW, H. L. & GARDNER, SOLE AGENTS, PALATKA, FLA. Also wholesale dealers in FLOUR, GRITS, WEAL, HAY, GRAIN, LIME, CEMENT, PLASTER, HAIR, Etc. x walks mjii DRUGS! FRESH DRUGS! DAILY AT- &c iXaioIkisoioJ's 4 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 & GO, Lemon Street, PALATKA, FLA THE M0S T NA TURAL AND SUBS TANTIAL Orange Tree Food Important CiK'stloiiw: DO YOU DESIRE A STEAD V, HEALTH f ul, vigorous growth, do you desire Clean BrtiGUT FitciT? Then buy and apply Presbrey's Drayton Island Marl, Every person's fruit where it has been ap" plied are clean, luscious and bright. Refer ence by wrmission: Hon. J. W. Tucker, Judge )V. A. ( ocke, A. C. Martin. N. J. Stenstrom. C harles Groves and many others have demon strated its excellent qualities, and we now of fer it to the public with perfect conildence. Price ier ton. or fight barrels, on pier head Drayton Island, $10: or at City Wharf, San ford. Fla., f U jr barrel, 1.7". All orders filled C. O. I). Address. A. A. PRESUREV & CO.. Sanford. Fla. f To Housekeepers! MY STOCK OF CROCKERY AND j Housefurnishing Goods IS NEW AND FRESH, An I invite my friends to inspect same Before BuyingsElsewhere B. L LILIEWTHAL.