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THE DAILY NEWS.
CORRESPONDENCE Solicited on all interesting topics throughout the state. We will be especially grate! ul for all local items of interest to the public. News ent by wire should be abbreviated when prac ticable, and sent after 6 o'clock, p. m., address ed to PAUTKA DAILY NEWS. AGENTS FOR THE NEAVS. The following gentlemen are the authorized atrcntsof The Palatka Daily a.vd Weekly M eV3, in their several localities: W. It. DeWitt, San Mateo. W. C. Valentine, Nashua. (.'. S. Packard, Welaka. K. M. Bard, Norwalk. J E Marshall, Fruitland, Fla. J I MeCallum, Orane Mills, Fla. A. H. Hartlett, Georgetown. Daniel Darling-, Drayton Island. E. E. Hijrley, I.ake George. J. L. l'.urton. Crescent City. J. C. Strickland, Interlachen. A. Munriio, McMcekin. Wm. C. Hraddock, Seville. .1. S. Cowdon, St. Aug-ustine. II. A. Vog-elbaeh, Melrose. PALATKA, FLA., APRIL 23, 1884. X'lio Willi y IS'oavh Can be purchased at F. C. COCHUAXE'S NEWS STAND, at the Tost Office. The rs'cvw Oflloe. The office .if The Daily News is located on Water street, in the new building- next to lie id s general store. DAIIjY aveatiier report. The thermometer at the Moraine Pharmacy registered yesterday 58 degrees at 7 a. m.; 'is decrees at. 12 m. and 52 decrees at p. m. Hearting NotloeHt EJAttextiojj- Fiheme.v. There will be a meeting- of Mechanic's Engine and Hose Company at 8 o'clock to night, as business of importance is to bo transacted in regard to the 1st of May parade, all are expected to attend. G. W. Lansing, Foreman. Smoke ''Haughton Bros. Special Order" ci gars. Chickens and Eggs. A pood supply always on hand. li. G. Lasseter, Cor 3rd and Lemon Streets. Best creamy cigars just received fresh from the creamery at A. M. Haughton & llro's. Bo K rd. Furnished rooms with or without board, at the house lateiy occupied by Mr, Richardson, corner First and Kailroad streets. Also table board. The very finest fancy groceries and best as sortment at A. M. llaugnton & JJro s. Eggs and Chickens. Nice fat chickens and fresh eggs always on lu nd. and sold cheaper than can be nought eisewnere. B. G. 1ASSETEH, cor. Srd & Lemon Sts. Pitted cherries, dried raspberries and other dried Iruits at A. M. Haugluon - Bro's. 500 dozen ckhs and 2TO enickens just received fine, lat and liesh. Call early. B. G. Lassetek, cor. 3rd & Lemon Sis. ISPure fruit syrups and all kindsof relishes Tor the summer season just received at A. M Haugtiton & Bro's. Silveii Pitch ek. "Cute," the best 5-cent cigai, chance at silver pitcher with every 25 cents worth sold. B. F. Bakkek Letuon street. Finest tobaccos and cig-ars at A. M. Haugh ton & Bro's. One trial of our fancy flour satisfies all our customers that it is tns Pest. Uive it a trial. A. M. Haighton & Bro. T ) The Public Mr. Lewis does not deliver bieid for us any more, Mr. Goodsou will de liver it in future himself. Kespect fully. Henry A. Meyeu& Co. Palatka Typoghai'Iiical Union. A meet- is hereby called of the above Union, to be held uttho usual pliee, on Sunday alternoon, at 3 p. in., sharp. Come prepared to pay all dues. John M. Harrison, Ex-ollicier President; J. II. C. Pratt, K, Secretary. Kecka Depot. Ticket and freight agency established by Florida Southern Ky. office in the Kcuka Family Store. li. 1. Heid & Son Agents. Money to loan on first-class security. In- quire ot Judge Thompson. Keuka family store receiving lots of nice new goods and transfer company daily transporting goods to Orange Spring-. &c. li. R. Keid& Son. Go to Dalton's Wood Yard, at corner of Hiver and Front streets, for Wood sawed and split to suit customers. Go to Dalton's Wood Yard, at corner of River and Front streets, for Wood sawed and split to suit customers. Go to Dalton's Wood Yard, at corner of Kiver and Front, afreets, for Wood sawed and split to suit oustomers. The If aknett JIotsk. Savannah. Visitors to Savannah, Ga., will find the Harnett House a comfortable and desirable stopping place, when? the uniform excellence of the table is a subject of general remark, while the price is only $2 er day. Chicago National Hotel He porter. Full line of paints always on hand at L. Meyer's paint store. For artistic signs see J. II. Merryday. Sign painting and carriage painting a spe cialty at L. Meyer's paint store. If you want the best material and workman ship when you paint, go to J. H, Merryday. Fresh up-river Oranges, very tine quality, received every day. at Tomkin's & Weeks, on the wharf. F. C. Cochrane has just received nice boxes lor packing orange blossoms. At the Putnam Pharmacy, Neroli Cologne, prepared from a choice recipe. Odenta. nn excellent preparation lor the teeth. Recom mended by the best dentists. Prescriptions eomiw Jed with absolute accuracy at all hours ot the day and night. First-class Groceries, at very low prices, are being sold at McLaury & Co.'s new store. WeiihA Nichoi-s are the agents at Palatka for all lands and lots at Welshton. Those wishing lots near the depot, at first price, must apply soon. Step into Webb & Nichols and take a look at the plat. The family store t immenecs the season this Mondav evening, 14th inst., by closing at 7 p. in., and very respectfully requests all its pat rons to send in orders promptly that they may le delivered early each day, and remember that fresh and choice family supplies will be constantly arriving direct from headquarters to please iny customers during the spring and summer. " R. R.Reid. A New Venture. We are glad to see the Sanford Jour nal endorse so emphatically the "Ship pers' Line," lately put upon our river by some citizens of Putnam county. The owners are largely interested in our county ; they are men of business ability and capital, and we know from personal experience that the practical workings of the company are kept at a high standard of excellence. The business, too, is in creasing, and two new boats will be put on as soon as arrangements now under consideration are perfected. Competi tion is always the life of trade, but we are espeeialty glad to see needed rivalry take the shape of an enterprise which pays taxes here and benefits our citizens. Success to the Merrimac and her consorts. Communicated. Editor News : Who is the man for the next State Sen ator from Putnam county? It is time to look for a strong and outspoken man for that position in the future. Don't wait. Voter. CITY NOTES. West Tocoi is on a regular boom. Four houses have been erected within the last few days. "We are pained to hear of the death of Miss Blanche AlcCoun, at the Putnam House, Crescent City. We understand Mr. William Conrad has sold his interest in the saw-mill at Crescent City for ten thousand dollars, and goes North. Mr. S. V. Godden, of Lake George, j killed lately an alligator eleven feet long. The monster was cruising around the wharf when shot. Wanted Agents to sell Genuine Sin ger Machines and collect on account. Liberal terms. Write to or call on F. G. Brown, Palatka, Fla. The two passenger trains of the J., T. & K. W. Rai'road and the ferryboat Louise had their pictures taken yester day at West Tocoi, the meeting point. The subscription list of the Weekly News is being added to daily. This is?s it should be. It is one of the best and the cheapest weekly in Florida. Induce your friends to subscribe for it. At Bostwick the old boom continues, and everything is active on the line of the J. T. & K. W. The telegraph poles along the road are ready for the wires, which will be up in a few days. Mr. B. G. Li'sseter, at the corner of Lemon and Third streets, keeps con stantly on hand a full supply of country produce of all kinds, and offers them at reasonable prices. See his specials in an other column. The four and a half inch well that is being bored for Mr. Elwood at his new place on Main street, by Mr. J. T. Con nover, has l eached a depth of a little over two hundred feet and commenced to flow yesterday in fine shape. The City of Palatka came in with 3,000 packages of general merchandise, and left on yesterday morning, with over 2,000 packages of vegetables, etc., and a fair list of passengers. So our lijies con tinue to prosper despite of the waning season, and the Gem City's boom will know nothing of abatement because of the long summer. Marvick, the first-class builder, who 1 has built more houses than any other contractor, is now at work on Judge Burt's dwelling, on the Palatka Heights. We are informed that the Judge was of fered $10,000 for one-half the ground on which he is about to build, but declined it (for four acres). The march is onward toward the sublime Heights. A. Knight, the tinner, has just com pleted the biggest tin roof in the Stai? for the J. T. & K. W. depot. It meas ures 160 squares, and the roof of tae building is 240x63 feet. The whole structure is painted and complete, and the cars now stand entirety over the river. This not only shows the prepara tions for a mighty business by our broad guage, and the capabilities of a Palatka mechanic, but is an evidence also of how valuable space is becoming in Palatka. PK11SOXALS. Mrs. B. M. Baer and her niece, Miss Emilie Pinters, are stopptng at the Cai loton House. Mr. J. C. Tucker, of Fruitland, while in town yesterday, gave us a pleasant call and left a good list of subscribers. Mr. J. P. Appleby, of Fruitland, was in Palatka yesterday, and like a good cit;zen came in and subscribed for The News. Mr. Frank Adams, representing the Florida Orange Blosso in Orange Tree Fer tilizer, of Baltimore, was in the city yes terday. Cajit. K. J. Adams has taken the agency for this brand of fertilizers at Palatka. Mr. S. W. Travels, with S. II. Royal, has returned from Indian Kiver, and is better pleased than ever with Florida. Some of his experiences while traveling express n a country cart, with the tradi tional mule, wi'l astonish his fiiends in Baltimore and Richmond. He reports the fertilizer fisheries on the coast as only less than completely successful because of the sharks. These ravenous fishes at tack the nets when full of fish and tear great holes in them to secure their prey. There is no lack of fish, but the sharks commit great inroads on the profits by making wholesale destruction of the nets. In time Florida and Georgia will be sup plied ith fish guano from our coasts, but the attack of the sharks must first be neutralized. He who does this makes a fortune, and the Clabber Club advises dynamite. Devereux, ltogero & Son. We call attention to the large ne-y ad vertisement of this well-known Palatka firm. Their stock is large, and they do an extensive business. They are ever alive to the interests of their patrons, and doing a large business,they are enabled to buy and sell goods at close figures. Give them a call. A Tourist Enlightened. It was on a street car in Jacksonville that a belated tourist, seeing a small bov with a basket of crabs, asked: "Say, buddy, are those young alliga - tors?' "Yes, sir," replied the little Arab; "Them young 'gators is just two days old now, and in nine days their tails will begin to grow out and they'll shed off some o' their legs." "Ah! yes; I see," said the tourist, ap pearing to be very much enlightened. Call for Meeting of State Executive j to produce fruit are hanging full, but ow-Com-inttee. m;? to continue(j dry vreather, garden Monticello, Fla., April 18. 1881. track is not very plentiful, but plenty The Conservative Democratic State j tough, such as we get. Executive Committee of Florida will j The commercial business is first-rate, meet at Jacksonville on Thursday, -May Goods are sold here at closer figures than 1st., to fix the time and place of holding I at any inlmd tQwn j cv(?r the State Convention, a ad for nominal- j Rram,lated sugar is retailed here at 10 ing a State ticket. The county commit- ! cents por pouml am gooJ cheeSj? at J0 tees are invited, before that time, to in-I cents an1 liest FIori(la anJ form the Sjtate committee or tneir views as to the most convenient and desirable place of holding the State Convention. The County Committees are requested to periecr ana complete ineir orgamza- tion without delay, incase of any changes j or vacancies, and to report to the under- i j i -i At signed as early as practicable the names and postoffice address of the present menuVrs of their several County Com mittees. S. Pasco, Chairman Con. Dem. State Ex. Com. Fla. Irrigation. The late severe droughth in tl'is coun ty has compelled our citizens to resort to different measures for protection against its effects. Some like Mr. Beach have sank artesian wells; Others have resorted to pumps. Among the latter, Mr. Wiight, or Drayton Island, has a steam pump of large capacity, with which lie proposes to force the growth of his vege table crop. Our products are becoming j so valuable that chances, even with the finest c1imat3 mider the sun, cannot be taken, and every precationary measure is leing used. -The strawberry crop also is one liable to much damage from pro longed droughth. Our fanners will soon adopt the system of high farming practi cal everywhere in market gardens, and this requires a bountiful and regular sup ply of water as well as fert'hzers. TIIE EXCURSION'. To Lake Weir on Wednesday, 3!ay 7tli Commit ices, Etc. The citizen's meeting last night in Fry's br;ck Fock, was well attended, and the deternu'rat'on to make the picric for the benefit of the Confederate SoVh.ers' Home a success was pla'nly shown bv the interest marrfested in the proceed ings. Mr. James II. Fry was made c''a'- man. and Mr. Joseph Price wrs elect: J secretary ; find afte" the ways and irer.us had been thoroughly d'scussed, tee fol lowing executive committee was ap pointed : S. J. Kermerlv, Chpiomsn. Ppiailra-J. D. Hollister. Penjamm P. Ca'hour, William F. Fo w;rd, Be"ajaiu:n Ha'-rison. Wi'liam M. Huston, W. P.. Maragne, S. A. Adams, G. W. Pratt. A. V. Mount. Hawthorn S. L. Hawthorn. Interlachen George Long. Ocala S. W. Moody, Pobei t W. Bul lock. Mr. W. O. Woltz was appo;nted ticket agent, and Mr. Cook Cariton, Treasuier. As wiH I e seen from the above names our best c'tizens have taken hold of the scheme set on foot by the genevoJly of the mar.rgers of the Florida Southern Raih-oad, who have so ki .nlly tench red a train free of all expense, to swell the fund for the benefit of our t'esi.-'une and disabled Confederate heroes, and that it will he a success and everything con ducted in a proper manner none will doubt. The train will leave Palatka for Lake Weir at 7 o'clock a. m. on Wenesday, May 7th, and arrive at Lake Weir at 11:30 a. m.. and the follow irg rates of fare have been agree 1 upon: From Pa latka to Lake Weir and return, ijl.oO; from Hawthorn and return, $1.00: from Ocala and return, 50 cents; clrhlren be tween six and twelve, half price. Re turm'ng, the train will leave Lake Weir at 4 p. m. 'and arrive at Palatka at 8:30 p. m. Noi walk Notes Norwalk. Ap1 2:2. Weather d y very dee.MeJty tit prcspet Is for rain good every other d ly, but the n -is general1 v. fr the past seven months, have gone the other way, result of which is. the weds rru ponds ., , are an tii vMig i u. I urdeistand a meet hi g was caHed last week for the Republic pns of this beat to select or elect de'ega.esto the county convention, and I hear one gen- tiuan assembled all bv himself and ,,,11- if i . unanimously elected himself and one of his neighbors to go to Palatka and repre sent this beat in that convention. Hope j they will have a beiter man th'.s t;me for Congress; they certainly can't ga a worse j one. Ncrwalk is on a boom: the wtiodmau's j axe and the mecnanic's hammer and saw ; are constantly heard from the rising of j the sun to the going down tiievo.f, and i where, but a few short months ago. tbe tall pine fevest lowed to every breeze i and kissed every passing cloud, you now j see young orange trees smdingand gree- ing rising and setting sun. j Considerable land has chanted 1 ami in and near Norwalk latelv. Messrs. J. "R c;wn in. I C ITimmond lnvn mi, li. bwan ana C. liammona liae PUl- chased about 250 atves on Lake Keer from ilie Williamson family, (a pat of ; this tract was sett'ed about tlduy-five : yeais ago). Oscar L. Thomas bought : from E. Browning five acies in Norwalk, opposite the residence of X. II. Thomas, on Alabama street, for which he paid j per acre. Walter Thomas sold 1C0 aces a few days smce, located lelween Lakes ; Celancey and Kter to two gentlemen j from Kentucky. Welcome to the so.n of ; Kentucky. Some ot'.er sale"? have Ix tn ; made witlrn a few days past, bat pat ticula is not yet made public. Orange groves around here are loo'img i first-rate and such trees as are old enough j molasses at GO cents per gallon, and there is. at least one store in Norwalk, where you can get anything you ask for (except whisky, none of that) from a can of clam chowder toa caskof smokeI ,aconordrv snlteJ pork i,K.lu,iin;; a1 sor:a of hou fo mi sin no- h-irdwirp Tlit re are two good mills here un by clever, :;ccommodat ing gentlemen and anyone wishing to settle and build at Norwalk can le accommodated with all things necessary to build houses or sup port families without going to a foreign market. This place is roted for straight fences neat buildings and a general appearance Oi good management and prosperity. There is no decay abort the place, every thing looks fresh and new, and I am told it is one of the most healthy places in tiie United States. At some fuiure day I hope to spend some time heje, and if so. I will play spider and drop you a line by every post. I understand cai rier pigeons are lo be brought here in a few days and pat .-n training to carry hasty me-:sa:,es in the absence of telegraph, and I have no doubt the cost of keeping pigeons will be much less than building telegraphs and a gieit deal more plearaat. Yojrs, Ox the Wing. XOTiCM TO TAX PA VMS. ryW ITXDEItSICNF.D WILL HE AT PA 1 lntka Electio.i District, N"o, S, on Monday, May iitli, and remr in during the week ending on Saturday the 10th., for the ,uirpose as of as sesii)g the State and County Tax for the ye;"r A. D. 1SS4. All lax payers wishing tax blanks will please ea 11 at either the olfice of clerk t;f Circuit Court or Tax C I loci or. where thev will find them. J. Y WOODS, Tax Assessor Putnam County. PUBLIC OR PRIVATE BOOKS" jEl'T UA LANCED OK ADJUSTED, IX strict confidence, by WM. G. 3IOVr.Tlt:sS, Expert accountant. Practical instruction in liookkecpiiur. liest of references. Apply at thisollice. 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 thf.et. PALATKA, FLA Brightest, Spiciest and Most Reliable Commercial Newspaper in Boston. Vi-iitii A. d -vol-1 1 wiiii? 3Iodiiiin It iw TTiKMiiuilod. As a Democratic Journal it adheres with te nacity to the time-honored principles under the operation of which the Administration of Andrew Jackson was crowned with glory, and wnicn just men the remark in ins parting ad dress that he left the American people prosper ous t'nd happy. The Post never wanders after false-gods. It never soils its fair fame bv de serting: the fundamental principles of the Dem oeratic faith. Its creed is built on the solid Itoolc oft lie Constit ut ion. and is as sound and imperishable as the foun dation on which u rests. Hut in all its dist-u s.ons it recognizes perfect freedom of opinion, ana treats its opponents with a catholic spirit j worthy a candid and inijuiring ave and in a manner to harmonize eouitesy with honesty iiid lidelitv. In its cistinctive characteristic it never stood higher with its political friends throughout the Union, or with the public at large, than now. Daily $9 per annum in advance. Will be sent on trial 3 months for 2.50 free i of l"ta- Host on Semi-Weekly Post, Mondays and Thursdays, 3 i-r annum in advance. ' Hoston Weekly Post, Weekly, Fridays, tl.Cj a year in advance. Post Pchlishixg Co.. Publishers, Post Building, Milk Street. THE FINE, NEW STEAMER A CAPTAIN JOHN L. AMAZEEN, ! IT AS LEEX PERMANENTLY PLACED ON the route "tvetween Jacksonville. Sanford i and Enterprise, in connection with the New , York and hiarleston Steamship Company and , the Steamship City of Palatka, Waking all the Landings letween Palatka and Sanford, Leaving Jack sonville every Monday and Thursday, at 4 p. m., close connections made at Aster with St. Johns and Lake Eustis railroad, and at Sanford with South Florida railroad. Connects at Palatka with Florida Southern railroad. Freights Taken as Low as any competing line. For rates of freight and tickets, and further information, apply to 11. GA1LYAKD, Agent, office onnvharf, foot of Hogan St., fe.hk; LEV, S. V. GODDEN, Managers. Or LEVE & ALDEN, Cor. Bay and Ocean sts., Jacksonville. ill! i iLHi au a a hup ga FRESH ARRIVALS. G-r ea t ID Prints, Lawns, Muslins, Cambrics And all the Latest and Most STAPLE AND FANCY DRY GOODS. 1 Keep Piiee viil tlao Contiiniul Iii-i-iii l;ti-4 mien f Ave lt:i v werm And as early as this in the season, have already duplicated our LARGE SP Ynl vill receive tliix veelv n new siijipl-ol'tlio Very Latest in Dress Goods, Laces, Hamburgs, Bushings, Trimmings and failiinery. ALSO FIFTY CASES FIXE SHOES. DISSTON PURCHi ISE FLORIDA LAND AND IMPROVEMENT COMPANY. HAMITOX DISSTOX, President. J. J. DUNNE, Vice-President. LANDS FOR SALE AT GOVERNMENT PRICE OF $1.25 PER ACRE. IX ULOCKS OF NOT LF.SS THAN so o! MOiJF THAN (ill) ACHKS. WITHIN SIX MILES OF RAILROAD LINE, PRICE $2.50 PER ACRE, 'T'lIESE LANDS INCLUDE ALL VAKIETIKS OF UPLAND AND LOWLAND AND A HE i adapted to Oranfres, In'mons, Limes, I'iiic-Appli s. I.ananr.as, Sinrar-t 'line, Karly VeRetables. etc.. and are chietly in the counties ;f Sr. Johns, N'olnsia, JJrevard, Orange. Sumter, Levy Hernando, Hillsborouuh. Polk. Manatee and Monroh. Our Lands are selling rapid I y. Thousands d' sett lers have located en t In :n during the past six nionlhs. Do not delay if you want them at present l.o" Prices. Stock of this company will be received at S4.".0!i per share in payment f'r land located in compact bodies of acres or more. For further informal ion apply at the office of the com pany. W. T. I'OltlSI Land Commissioner, Jacksonville, Fla. DtHtUIbi HflahLAhUb Located Fifty-Six Miles From Palatka on the Florida Southern Three Miles From the Railroad, rr,His is one of Tin: most ukautiffllv i.o a'h;d and iikaltiiv placi.s in the state, and the best land in Florida. A food Hotel and Store to be erected iinmediutely Four hundred acres already sold, which will be cleared at once and put into jrroves. IB iE 1ST EDICT Has tyot the boom, and is bouiMl to be one of the most beautiful places in Florida for a grove or a winter home. Five and ti n acre block-, al-o House and Business Lois, can be had of Wi vS. MCIIOLS, Ct neral .Manajreis, Palatka, Florida. A (General iJnn liiiiji IJiis-liit-s-ss Tiiinsiiclod. !5wy and Hiill Foreign llxcliansc. rHTesi)Midenls: Xcm Yorli I.-ln-it Tn tional I5ank; Konntze Hros., I!-ti: Iaveriek .'iitiontil Itillilc. An Unadulterated Natural Guano, imported direct into Savan nah, Ga., from the Orchiila Islands in the Garribbean Sea, by Tra vers, Snead & Co., of Richmond, Va. We are now offering this High Grade Fertilizers to the Planters and Grange Growers of Florida, feeling confident that it is just the thing they need, hav ing stood the test side by side with the best Fertilizers in the market for a number of years, and continues to grow in popu larity wherever it is used. OHDF'i PPOMPTLV FILLED AND INFORMATION FUHXTSHED ON APPLICATION !S. II. IJOYALL Sc CO., Importers HARRY HEATH Practical Watchmaker n Engraver f N FURNISH ANY WATCH MADE 20 V iht cent lower tlmn any house m the state. Call and e. Can ! found at the music store opposite M. John's Hotel, Lemon street, Pa latka, Florida. H E IBB zr? i v s X Desirable and Popular makes in Gvvili J" om- Cit sincl tli S" Our Trside iis tlsi-i I)- :;llei Is i i-ol v Ik: C RING ORDER! DEVEREUX, RQGERO & SON. 000 Acrs 'I'. U. ASiU'KV, Treasurer. It. SALINNKK. S.-ci- t!iry. BV Airents, Water Mreet, PALATKA, FLORIDA. 0'KEEFE & M'KiNLAY, Machinists, BoiSermakers and Blacksmiths. 7)EPAIUING SPECIALLLV ATTENDED It to. New and second hand machinery Ixiucrht and srild. Engineers supplies cheap. Corner Keid and Second streets. 4,000,