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VOLUME I. PALATKA, FLORIDA, SATURDAY. APRIL 2fi. 1881. NUMBER ,v 0 TELEGRAPHIC SPARKLES. THE IjATEST NEWS I'KOM A IAj PARTS BY WIIIK AXI) CAKIiF. Subscriptions Kent to the London Times for the rescue of General Gordon iiave been returned to the donors. The English society for the promotion of State-aided emigration will ask the Government for an increase of funds. There was a heavy frost and ice at , Memphis Wednesday night. It is feared ; that the cotton will have to be replanted. ; The Massachusetts Senate lias engrossed i a bill prohibiting discrimination on ac count of color in giving life insurance i policies. J. C. Burrows, of Michigan, recen de nominated and confirmed as solicitor of ? the treasury, but who had not qualified, has formally declined the office. The mail service from Galveston, Key j "West and New Orleans to Havana and j Vera Cruz has been suspended on ac- j count of the quarantine against yellow ! fever. All the money realized from liquida- j tion of the bank of Montreal at present ; is $170,000, to pay .$2,20.-.0OO, of which1 $42.1,000 must lx? paid lie fore the deposi- tors receive anything. The secretary of the treasury to-day notified Mr. Wicker, collector of cus- ; toms at Key West, of his removal from j office and instructed Special Agent j Hubbs, now at Key West, to perform the j duties of collector until an appointment j is made. I i London, April 24. The Times says: "The friends of technical education in j England will read with unmitigated j envy the accounts of the development of industrial education in America. The English are only just Ix'ginningto realize j the vast importance of organized techni- ! cal instruction. The Americans are far j ahead of us in institutions for giving ; their sons and daughters that practical training which fits them for industrial pursuits." mahone's convention. Richmond, April 24. Alter the an nouncement of the stste committee last evening speech-making became the order of the night and continued long after midnight. The work of the convention, although at times quite boisterously, was attended witli a surprising degree of har mony. Dissenters from the Arthur boom were not in sufficient strength to make anything more than a feeble effort. MISSISSIPPI IMPROVEMENT. Washington, April 24. General Coin- stock, of the Mississippi River Commis- j sion, was before the House committee on i the levees and improvement of the Mis- ; sissippi river to-day. lie says it would pay the government in a commercial I sense to invest seventy-five or a hundred ! million dollars in improving the Missis- j sippi. He did not offer the above sum j as an estimate, however, saying he was j not prepared to make an estimate. He j said the commission was prepared to car- I ry on the work of improving the river as j rapidly as Congress appropriated money. HARD WORK TO GET A QUORUM. j new ork, April 24. The House of Bishops of the Protestant Episcopal Church obtained a quorum to-day, and their deliberations began in Grace Chapel. The bishops who arrived this morning were Watson, of East Carolina; Niles, of New Hampshire, and Smith, of Ken tucky. This made in all, thirty-one bishops. Thirty-two were necessary to constitute a quorum. Bishop rotter, of New York, being unable to leave the house, the thirty-one bishops went there in a body this morning and thus secured a quorum. The session of the House is entirely a private one. fractional currency scarce. Washington, April 24. Representa tions having been made that there is a 'scarcity of fractional silver coin in some business quarters, it has been ascertained that tho Treasury has on hand over !?2!), 000,000, which can be had on applica tion and payment therefor, made with other funds since October 1st. when the appropriation for the transportation by the Government was exhausted. The amount of fractional silver held by the Treasury has increased $2,500.(100 or from $26,500,000 to $29,000,000. The urgent deficiency lull contains an appropriation in accordance with the Treasury estimate, to defray the ex penses of transportation of this silver, but the bill, which was reported to and passed by the House on the 17th of March, and by the Senate with amend ments on the 21st of March, is yet hung up between the two houses in conference and the appropriation has not yet been made available. In the meantime the Treasury is pre pared to supply all applicants for frac tional coins, but in the absence of an ap propriation for the express charges, the latter must be at the expense of those ap plying for the coins. Matthew Arnold's style is of great lu cidity and polish, and in this he shows his affinity to the French, whose acade mic standards he deeply respects. It is 6aiif that the care and labor liestowed by the French authors upon their work, to atftin finish of style, is of a degree un knownVo the average English writer. THE CUBAN" TROUBLES. A Predict ion that Spain Will Soon Lose the Largest of the Antilles. Mr. L. C. Campbell, a young man quite well known in St. Louis, says the St. Louis Republican of the 20th instant, writes from Jacksonville. Fla., stating that the Cubans at Key West are having quite a serious time over the Aguero ex pedition, He says he was on the island at the time they landed, and he believes the Cubans intend to make a good fight for independence. They seemed very determined to right their wrongs, and the Americans at Key West strongly sympathized with them. The corres pondent was on the steamship Hutchin son when she was hailed by the revenue cutter Dix. The Hutchinson's crew mis understood the signals of the revenue cutter and was fired upon by her four times. There were two Cubans on board the Hutchinson, whom the Spanish Con sul desired to have arrested. These men were taken off. after which the Hutchin son was allowed to continue her voj'age in peace. Mr. Campbell predicts that in less than thirty days the public wili hear that the Spanish Consul at Key West has been killed, and that in two years Cuba will no longer lie subject to Spanish rule. The Good I'ortune of a Govern ness. Mr. James R. Randall, in writing from Washington to the Augusta Chronicle, says: A lady said to me recently: '"Of course, wonders never cease and social transformations are of too frequent oc currence, especially since the war, to at tract much attention or surprise; but I had an adventure to-day that may be worth telling. Twenty years ago, my parents were rich and lived in splendor at the South. I had a governess, a young, pretty and most estimable girl, but poor and dependent. During the war our house was burned by Gen. Sheridan and at the close of hostilities, we were penni less. I married a rich man of a distin guished family; but he is worse than dead now. "Sly riches took wings and flew away, and, worse than all, my children are in the grave. Perhaps I should say best of all, for they are surely in heaven, because they were incapable of sin. I have for a long time supported myself by hard labor with a pen. I have had to dutifully help others. There came to-day a very handsome lady to visit me. She alighted from a magnifi cent equipage. It was her own. She was attired in on:1 of Worth's miraculous dresses. Diamonds glittered ;n her ears that cost thousands of dollars. She was the wife of one of the most eminent of politicians and one too who possessed millions of money. She was a princess, so to speak, and a most happy one. For tune had been kind to her every way. I did did not recognize her at first, but soon discovered that it was my governess of old days ! She had hunted me up, not to triumph over me or display her grandeur, but because she loved me and wished to serve me. She merited her luck and was one of a million who got what she deserved. And so, I prav that God may bless her Tieyond this world as He has blessed her in it. But little did I dream 'twenty golden years ago' that the proud were to be humbled and the hum ble exalted." 1MIOMI X EX T PEO P LE. den. Israel Putnam s wedding ring is owned anl prized by a woman in Omaha, Nebraska. The oldest surgeon in the United States. Dr. Samuel W. Gross, of Philadelphia, is lying- dangerously ill. George Jones, the owner of the New l oik unies, denies the report that he is to retire from the active management of that journal. John Bright' s employment of a bom ceopathic physician during his recent ill nesss lias been the cause of a fresh out break among the London doctors of both schools. Miss Mary Anderson's equipage in Lon don attracts much notice on the fashion able thoroughfares. The coachmen and footmen wear dark brown livery, with silver buttons almost of soup-plate size l he ex-r.mpress Lugenie greatly ap preciates any courtesy and attention pan to her. She recently sent the railroad station agent of Cherry Cross. London silver tea service for some slight favors done her. During the Forty-sixth Congress Lon- gressman Finerty r.cted as the editoria correspondent of the Chicago Times at Washington, and in the Fortv-eighth he returned to the latter citv as a Congress man. According to the London World a duel to the death is about to be fought between the young Duke de Moray, of mumming fame, and a young Count, journalist by profession, whoso name does not trans pire. Mrs. Dubys. daughter of General W. T. Sherman, owns a plantation at Pass Christian. Mississippi, and the place is famous for having one of the : richest ro-e gardens in the entire South. ; exhibiting more then 350 varieties. James E. Best has been appointed . s treasurer of Lafayette j Thomas Peck, deceased. countv. STATE PRESS. A fire department has been organized j in Sanford. j A new block, to be called the De- j Forest block, is being rapidly put up in j Sanford. j Micanopy had no municipal e'ecl'.on ' last week because the Judges failed to open the polls. Work on the court house at Enterprise is to begin after the term of the present court is over. The New Orleans line of steamships to Key West and Havana will cease on the first of Mav next. In the United States Circuit Court at Jacksonville, Tuesday, in the case of Thomas A. Darby vs. the Spanish bark Maria Victorina, in admira'ty, a decree was rendered in favor of the cross libel lant, the master of the vessel, against Thomas A. Darin for $3,680. St. Augustine Press: '"On Friday last orders were received by Col. Gibson for Battery 'G,' Third Artillery, to hold itself in readiness to proceed to Key West, probably on account of the Cuban expe dition which left there the previous week. The order was revoked from the war de partment the following day." .. Tallahassee Floridian: "Rumor says that Vice-President Page, of the T,, T. & G. R. R. Company, has secured the funds necessery to build the road, and will ar rive at Tallahassee in a few days prepared to pnsh work on this much needed rail roads We hope Col. Page has the money as the building of this road will be a big boom for Tallahassee and keep it boom ing. Marianna Times: Notwithstanding the cry of hard times the trade of our city is better than ever before at this season of the vear. Some of our Middle Florida friends are planting crops for the New Orleans Exposition. We hope many in West Florida are doing likewise. Only live blocks of common lime stone rock was the exhibit of Jackson county at Louisville. Can't we do better this year? Let's try, and we wish every one who in tends sending articles to New Orleans would notify us. In one hundred years Marianna will be one of the places of Florida, remem ber what we tell you and keep this paper for reference. Courier. Some grapes is it? Why, dear sir, in a considerable shorter space than that the whole State of Florida will be the place of all crea tion just one continuous grove and truck patch, and vineyard, and farm and store and work shop, and factory, and a dense population of the happiest people on the globe. Alachua Advocate: Gainesville, like a female temperance lecturer, is spread ing herself. New houses are being erected on all sides; also on several here tofore vacant lots near the business part of the town. We like to see a town build up solid instead of a farm around each house, aguero still at large. Key West, April 24. Advices from Havana, dated yesterday, state that the Government troops are still unable to capture Aguero. The authorities con tinue to maintain better silence as to the movements of the trOops, thereby exas perating the public and causing a belief that the worst is happening. The re ports are no longer credited and many disbelieve that Duron is killed. The gold premium has risen as high as during the height of the first insurrections. The Aguero party is divided into three sec tions, thereby disconcerting the Govern ment troops. Aguero is supposed to be staying in the Soapto Swamps. It is ru mored that he has again been offered a sum of money to leave the island at once. New York, April 24. Havana dates of the 10th inst. say that a Madrid dis patch, in reference to a resolution of the home government presenting a protest to the United States Government, on ac count of the escape of Aguero from Key West, has displeased the opponents of Canova's ministry, which will doubtless be used as a weapon by the Liberals at the coming elections. The Spanish ele ment, on the other hand, is very proud of the action of the Spanish Ministry. Speaker Carlisle's Modesty. Waiting outside of the side door of the Rigg's House any week day morning he fore 10 o'clock, says a "Washington letter, one may see a wide roomy brougham, drawn by a single horse. The carriage is the Speaker's, and it is different from any other coupe in the city wider and hung lower. It is a modest equipage. perfectly in keeping with the unassum ing man who rides in it every day and ' with the unassuming fifth floor apart- ments which he has occupied ever since ' he first came to Washington. Very few j people appreciate the modesty of this j man, tut the truth is that when he first 1 came here he was so extraordinarily quiet ; that Mr. Randall, who was then Speaker. ; did not know of his existence and failed j to put him on a single standing commit- I tee of the House. That was only six years ago, too, and yet the quiet man who was not deemed worthy of recogni tion, although he has been Lieutenant- LfTTe1rn?r of the Sta iSrnoY ,1 stind he has returned Mr. Randall s com- lce j pliment by making the ex-Speaker Chair l man of the Committee on Appropriations. PROFESSIONAL CARDS. HEX,!. PUTNAM CALHOUN. HIVING GII.LIS. WM. LOWMiKS CALHOUN. Callioim, Ciillis fc Ciillioim, attoim:ys.at.laav PALATKA, FLORIDA. Special attention paid to Insurance, Heal Es- j tate ami Collect ion of Claims. Will practice in ? State ami Fcileral conns. j A.W.llOYSDOX, ATT O li IV K Y-AT-L.AAV Office opposite St. John's Hotel, Lemon Sti:eet, - Tai.atka, Fla. tz. it. 3ieivi-:A, AT TORN EY-AT-LAW Agent for Sale and Purchase of v o i: i i a a rs i Palatka. Floiuda. Notary Public State of Florida. AY. IT. WIGG, AT TOliN 13 Y-AT-LAW Office Lemon st., Mann's Ruildins, Upstairs. Palatka, I'loiuda. PALATKA HOTELS. QitAir3fs iioti:l. GRAHAM, Proprietor. Corner Lemon and Water streets. PALATKA. FLOH1 11 A. rI II : WEST310 KI2 1 jA TI. PALATKA, FLOP. I DA. White Sulphur Water. Hot and Cold Sulphur Baths. Bus meets all trains tuid steamers. ( I PEN ALL THE YEA'.i. j A.iiTvi:v iiousi:, PALATKA, FLORIDA. Addition built last summer of forty-live rooms. Accommodations 1r 3 0 quests. Open December 1. IH.-vJ. LAUKIX ALLEX, Proprietors. T)UTA3f IIOUSI, 1 December to May. PALATKA, FLA. iTTIXDSOIi IIOTTTT.,. Y Dec. to May. JACKSON V I LLE, FLA. T70TJIXOX IIOUSK xLd June to Oct., MANCHESTER, VT. No Dofrs Taken. F. H. OltVIS. pOUXTV COUHT. -i PUTNAM COUNTY, FLORIDA. Office hours, 10 a. m. to 3 p. m. Justice Court -First Monday in each month. Bi'N.r. Harrison, Countv Judjrc. LEGAL! J EGAL BLANKS OF EVERY DESCRIP- tion and of the most approved forms printed and sold by tho undersigned. Stationers and members of the legal profes sion furnished at reasonable rates. WARREN, THAYER & CO., Reid street, Palatka, Florida. .1. IJ12ACI1 f-iO'X, NURSERYMEN PA LATKA, FLORIDA. LL FRUITS GROWN SUITED TO THIS illOWX su loguo free. j. . climate. Catal PRACTICAL TAILOR. T HAVE MOVED MY TAILORING SHOP J- up-stairs over Mr. Gus Mann's Butcher Shop, on Lemon street. Repairing neatly done. A share of public patronairo solicited. JOHN HEWSON, CIIAS. i:. S3IITII, Fresh Meals and Poultry Always on IIuimL ui SSVIITH'S STAfD On Wilt or SlrtM'l. ICE CREAM AND LEMONADE si:iivi: daily I!V H. A. Meyer & Go A full and complete line of GROCERIES j Will be kept on hand. ! BEEAD I will be ser ed twice a day with VTasrons. and j II. A. MEYER will do his own baking in fu ture. Palatka, Fla.. March 2L l.-W. THE PALATKA Transfer Coniflanv TS NOW PREPARED TO CARRY YALI'A X able Freight, Packages, anil do" a vren eral hauling business. OMNIBUSES OR SPRING WAGONS Always on hand for Picnics and Excursions, and Trunks and passengers transferred to and from all boats and trains. IjTIATTITltri (C fl nun L rtTintr ntt m . , , , nil 11111 r film .it iim.u i uuiuiuvju uuuuiuvuwu GUARANTEED. Office on Water street, near Florida South era Depot. To make room for New Summer Goods, Goods at mfF 3 B ICTLY COST PRICES A large stock of MISFITS AND ORDERED CLOTHING Left on hand after deposits were made, will be sold at a sacrifice. Befc buying elsewhere call and see H, VV. KLICKER, The Tailor, Corner Lemon and Fourth Street. -AT JCOBSOIT'S ON E P R I C DRESS GOODS OF AIL DESCRIPTION-' NEW LINEN LAWNS, PIQUES, SATEENS AND SUMMER SILKS. LADIES HATS AND TRIMMINGS IN GREAT VARIETY. A FULL LINE OF HOSIERY, GLOVES AND CORSE Gem's Furnishing Goods, Clothing and Hats. FINE PHILADELPHIA MADE SHOES FOR GENTS AND LADI EVr.ItV PAIR ONLY FIRST-CLASS GOODS KEPT AT THIS STOP . A. & G. C. ft, and Okeechobee Land Co! S. H. GREY, President. J. M. KREAMER, W, II. YV RIGHT, Vice-President. Engineer. LANDS FOR SALE IN LOTS OF FROM 10 TO 10,000 ACHES IN THE COUNTIES OK KREVARD, POLK, MANATEE AND MONROE. l'RICES: For average Pine Lands 5 1.25 per acre For average Prairie and Pasture Lands .2.r per aero For Lake and River Fronts 5.(K) to 10.00 per acre For Suurar Lands 10.00 per were The Lands of this Company are specially adapted to the 1 'tilt 11 re of Tropical Fruits, Rico. Sujrar Cane, etc., and are generally acecssiHo pv steam navigation. AV. rI. !"" I 5 1 5 'l-J-i. Land Commissioner, Jacksonville, Flu. I S S I M M E E T. II. ASTU'RY. Paosident. HAMILTON DISSTOX, Vice-President. AtliKs HOI( LS I. LOCATIONS FOR RESIDENCE AND CITLTIVA : N Oranges, Lemons, Pineapples, Ranannas, Coeoannts, etc., in the counties of , Brevard, Sumter, Polk, Hillsborough, Manatee and fi "old iii Otiiiiit it t J-uit IJuvors. Orange Prices 2. 50 to g 10.00 per acre, according- to KISSIMMEE CITY Jt AV. rI B. F. McGRAW & SON, Buffalo Bluff Hurs'y ALL ORANGE STOCK From Sour to the Best Varieties I one:yariety of FEDERAL POINT, OR FLORIDA FOUNDLING F. C. COCHRANE, WHOLESALE AND RETAIL AND DEALER IN fishing tackle, fine cigars Florida Curiosities, Florida Maps, Books, Canes, &c Post-office Buildinp. Front Street and next ' door south, ! PALATKA. - - - FLORIDA, i A mriMSTR ATOM'S 0TTf F ! - - V. J -t ; r r tt-vi ' t t V - nrr v -r- t tt-t rr. 40! i-i vt.n,ifiLu i 11 Administrator ot tne estate of jh iL Mann, I hereby reouire all claims and demands against said estate to be presented as pre- , scribed by law, or this notice will be pleaded j n ban and all debtors are warned to make i mmediate settlement to the undersitrned. A. W. MANX. Administrator. SALE I offer ail Fall and Winter Clothir E STORE G FA RAN TEED. HAMILTON DISSTOX, Treas. R. SALINGER, Secretary. LAND COfVIPAF I,. W. K LA I IK, Treus , e T. W. PALMER, Sc r ir . location and nua'ity. KOieitI:. Manager, Jacksonville. I- In. ITV TTIl i : STATIC "RED CRC1S PRESS." Warren, Thayer & Co., Steam Book & Jo PRINTERS REID STREET,;PALATKA, FLORID HAVINf; FITTED TP AN ENTIRI new office, we are prepared to do nil k i of Rook and Job printing. Rook Ilinui i Stereotypinir, Enjfraviiuf, etc. Our facilities are unsurpassed by any or in the state. We have the only Cbrom: j Pi-ess in Florida, printing any number of j ors at one impression, also the only KaJlr j Ticket Press and Numbering- Attachn printing It,OH0 tickets an hour. I Call and see us. Estimates on all clas. : work cheerfully furnished. A trial order ! ;i,tMft'wcl'and" the Network . WARREN, THAYER & CO., Reid street, near Putnam Hous W. COIVISYl, FLORIST & LANDSCAPE GARDEN ) LAHflF. YARIETY OF PALMS, HJ V Roses and Semi-Tropical Plants in (fen ! constantly on hand. Correspondence solic ,,. Front street, next to Bank, Palatka, Fl WILLIAM F. FORWAROT" lMOZNElCIfc ICE IIOU Z AND DEPOT FOR Hay Grain, Feed, Lime, Plaster, BRICK, CEMENT, LATH, Etc. Established in lasfl. in wharf. Reid's Prick Plock, fon PA LATKA, FLA. Statement of anEye Witness: FULL PARTICULARS IN NEXT ISSUE . 10 P,r?TIELS OF GRAIN. ALSO A FINE lot of Hay, Uran and Ground Feed beinfc received this week, fresh and in kwx! order, to Ijc sold at prices a.s low as such goods can tic bontrht anvwlHTf. AVr. F. FOItWAK D. ADA3I II. HFM PITY HAIR nRPCCINH cnriC ! wl 1 UllUWUllIW HJUU C ' : LEMOX ST., PALATKA. FLA. j . 1 rnrou out o nm nimn rfT-ii FRESH, SALT & SULPHUR BATHS I ?