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THE DAILY NEWS.
CORRESPONDENCE Solicited on all interesting topics throughout the state. We will be especially grateful for nil local items of interest to the public. News sent by wire should be abbreviated when prac ticable, and sent after 6 o'clock, p. rn., address ed to PALATKA DAILY NEWS. AGENTS FOlt THE XEAVS. The following pentlenien are the authorized ftf-'ents of The Palatka Daily and Weekly Ne'.ys, In their several localities: W. H. DeWitt, San Mateo. W. C. Valentine. Nashua. C. S. Packard, Welaka. It. M. Hard, Norwalk. J K Marshall, Fruitland, Fla. J 1 McCallurn, Orantre Mills, Fla. A. H. Harriett, Georgetown. Daniel Darling, Drayton Island. E.-K. Hiifley, Lake George. J. L. Burton, Crescent City. J. C. Strickland, Interlachen. A. Munrw, McMeekin. Win. C. Braddock, Seville. J. S. t'owdon, St. Augustine. If. A. Vogelbach, Melrose. PALATKA, FLA., MAY 4, 1884. Tlits Dully Seww Can be purchased at F. C. COCH KANE'S NEWS STAND, at the Post Office. Tho Ncm-s omt-e. Tlio cilice ,f The Daily News is located on Water stceet, in the new building next to Hi i'l; general store. DAILY WEATHEll REPORT. The thermometer atthe Moragne Pharmacy registered yesterday 78 degrees at 7 a. in.; Id degrees at 2 m. and 93 degrees at 6 p. m. Heading K"oti?s. Day Boa ui). Good table, rates reasonable Mas. T. Mohkelle, 3rd & Laurel SUs. If you want protection purchase Herring Sales. S. A. Marten, Agent, Palatka. Sewing Machine Supplies. Needles of all kinds for from 1 cent to 154 a piece, oil 5c. per bottle and t.ie improved genuine Singer Ma chine. Call at the Singer office, next door to P. O. F. G. Hhown, Agt. Now is the time to puff "The Family Store" by using their Choice Brand Cigar "After Breakfast," "After Dinner," "After Supper," "Always," "Spanish Cheroot," and "Our Dar ling's. K. U. Reid, Roakd. Furnished rooms with or without board, at the house lateiy occupied by Mr, Richardson, corner First and Railroad streets. Also table board. To The Public. Mr. Lewis does not deliver bread for us any more. Mr. Goodson will de liver it in future himself. Hesix'ct fully. Henry A. Meyer & Co. Monev to loan on first-class security. In quire ot Judge Thompson. Keuka Depot. Ticket and freight agency established by Florida Southern Ry. office in the Keuka Family Store. K. It. Keid & Son Agents. Go to Dalton's Wood Yard, at corner of River and Front streets, for Wood sawed and t'H; to suit customers. Just the nicest Roquet Creamy Butter and hecse at the Family Store. It. It. Keid. Go to Dalton's Wood Yard, at corner of River and rro.it ttiects, for Wood sawed and pJit to suit customers. Go to Dalton's Wood Yard, at corner of iiver and Front streets, tor V ood sawed and split to suit oustomcrs. My Choice Sioek of Family Can Goods, and some new brands always introduced to please the customers of "The Family Store." The Harnett House, Savannah. Visitors to Savannah, da., will tiud the Harnett House a comfortable and desirable stopping place, where the uniform excellence of the table is a subject of general remark, while the price is only $2 per day. Chicago National Hotel Re porter. Full lino 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 fine duality. received every day. at Tomkins.& Weeks, on lue wnari. Lard Oil. Print. White-Ix-ad. Varnishes. Brushes, Turpentine, Mineral Speiin, Cylinder and Black Oil, Sand-Pa per, I'.vnwn and White ulues is at i lie Family Siore. It. It. Reid. At the Putnam Pharmacy, Neroli Cologne, Ywiil vwl tVoin ii rliikinn vmii fkilit.tt'i ,i ii excellent preparation for the teeth. Eeconi- iiicnucu ii j- me oesi uenusis. i rescript ions coinpo. .iei witn atisoiute accuracy at all hours ot the day and night. , First-class Groceries, at very low prices, are oeing soiu at Jicmiury x to. s new store. Wkbh& Nichols 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 A- Nichols and take a look at the plat. Nothing like it. Purchase the Orange Tree P. I It ti ir '(p Slnriniif 11-iytiui' 11. x. iiuii wi, , i'iv i i i lima wiri all the fixtures. Farm and Garden Tools ar I Implements, Conart & Gardner Wheel i arrows, Step Idors, Hardware, Crockerv, W Jnw, Wood p .id Tin Ware, Harnc., Saddlery, all at "The Family Store." R. it. Reid Insolence. En. Daily News: A resectable white woman came across the river oa Thursday last to visit the city. She had a young child in her arms and while walking up the street, she tripped against a rough splinter on the side walk and fell down and injured herself and the child very seriously, so much so, that she shed tears. To make the matter worse, a hoot and a shout in derision arose from numerous dirty, ragged, black boot-blacks that hang around and molest citizens almost every hour of the day. These black scamps declared that this woman was a "cracker," and had no busines to be walking on the streets here. Many of these pests of the city seem to lie vagrants and reckless and quarrel some whenever they can get a chance. White people in many instances are obliged to keep their children out of the streets, or send them on errands, in con sequence of these black troops, who hang around the stores and grog shops and various corners, watching for an oppor tunity to make themselves disagreeable to ladies and children passing by. Fre quently, in the "ixjstoffiee" they scuffle, talk loud and push against people, par ticularly in a crowd waiting for the mail, and they seem to do it to show that they have as gixxl a right to the city as any lody else and do as they please. The officers of the city would certainly con fer a favor to the public by correcting this evil: and one step towards it, would be, to com pell these young boot-blacks, baggage earners, etc., to pay a liscense for their occupation and send them to their homes in Newtown and out of the streets, when not employed properly. "Citizen." THE GAINESVILLE FIRE. Loss Estimated to be Two Hundred Thousand Dollars. Early yesterday morning a telegram was received in Palatka announcing that Gainesville was on tire, and that the town was being destroyed. Preparations were immediately commenced by our firemen to go to the assistance of the town. The Florida Southern, ever ready with their services in time of need, as soon as possi ble had an engine and cars read-, on which were quickly placed the hose reels and engine, the train boarded by about fifty firemen and several citizens, and pulled out at a lively rate of speed just before 12 o'clock. The fire originated in Varnum's Hotel. a large four-story building, on the corner of West Main and Liberty Streets, at3:o" o'clock a. m., and the flames burned their way northward along Main Street and back along Liberty Street to Garden, along Garden to Union, and down Union to Main Street, reducing every stick on the entire square to ashes, including six teen buildings and several outhouses, which were occupied by the principal merchant? and business men of the city. While this square was being eaten up by the fire, a large force of men were engag ed at the Arlington House, removing fur niture md pouring water on the building to keep it from catching, and at onetime it was thought the house would be saved, but the tired citizens had hardly gotten the sweat wiped from their faces before the house was discovered to beenveloj)ed in flames, which had nvsde such headway that extinction was out of the question, and in less than one hour it came down with a crash. Strenuous efforts were then made to save the buildings on the other side of the street, and by a lilieral use of water and wet blankets, and by the indomitable will and perseverance of the citizens, the buildings were saved and a further spread of the flames checksd. It is impossible to give a co'rect esti mate of the loss, but it was variously es timated to be lietween $150,000 and $200 000, which was, as published in an " extra" of the Gainesville Advocate, distributed as follows: Gon. John Varnum estimates his loss at $10,000, insurance, $2,000; EndelBros. & Burkhim's entire stock of ready made clothing was destioyed, their loss is very heavy. The Florida Southern railroad office, with freight of unknown value, besides office appurtenances, were also destroyed; insurance not known. Mr. Coyne, the operator, barely escaped with one suit of clothes. While Mr. Coyne barely escap ed, he was more fortunate than some young mn who were in their rooms in the Varnum House, as some of them es caped almost bare. P. Martinez, cigar dealer and whole sale manufacturer, lost heavily; insur ance, $2,000. M. E. Schmedling, photographer, lost aliout $700 in property; no insurance. Seigler& Phifer, grocers, injured to the extent of from $2,000 to $1,000: insur ance $1,000. Chesnut & Clinton, gocers,"loss $4,000; insurance, $2,200. Lawrence Davis, Jbaker, loss and insur ance not kaown. Dr. G. P. Thomas lost in buildings, medical library, &c, to the extent of $0,000; no insurance. Dr. J. A. Parker, druggist, is estimated to have lost $1,800; no insurance. M. Endel & Bro. are the heaviest loseis on the block, as they had lately received one of the largest stocks of dry goods ever brought to the city. They have not yet estimated their damage. Mr. J. P. Baukniglifs new brick store came next. It had just been completed and would have been occupied next week; consequently the building is the only loss; it was insured for $2,200. In the first fire Mrs. F. X. Miller's store was the last tc be consumed. The sum of $1,(00 had lately been expended by Mr. Miller in improvements. The oss is about $12,000; insurance, $3,000. T. W. Dawkins, the city barber, lost about $100. Last and greatest came the Arlington House. Tii's house was purchased about four months ago by Captain L. G. Dennis, who informs us that the total loss is about $25,000; insurance only $12,000. Mrs. Brooks lost buildings valued at $8,000; no insurance. Milt Stewart's blacksmith shop was but is not: loss, slight. From the same source we learn that county clerk Carlisle, who had an eye to preservation of the count- records, ap peared in the Court House door and, with a voice in proportion to the size of his body, called on the citizens to assist in saving the county's property, as the court Louse was already smoking. He offered one hundred dollars to any person or persons who would ascend to the roof of the building. In a very few moments her dome was scaled by several men. and by a free use of water, that temple of Justice and of ancient architecture was saved from the hand of Vulcan. Our firemen were too late for any work, but their readiness to help was highly appreciated by citizens of Gaines ville. The boys were enthusiastically cheered on their arrival; liquid refresh ments were abundantly provided under the direction of Mr. Robinson, of Dutton & Co., bankers, and a splendid lunch was sent for them to the cars. It seems that a telt gram was sent them with in telligence that the fire was under control, but it went via Jacksonville and our gal lant boys had already gone at the call of the first news that a neighbor needed their services. En route: The famous "Golden Egg. CH"V NOTES. Soon will the merry picnic days In season roll around. When to escape the sun's fierce rays. We'll seek the Shaded ground. Where ants have a peculiar knack Of wandering from their bed. And marching up a fellow's back With slow and measured tread. The Gainesville fire was the topic of coaversation all day yesterday. New piping was put on the Lemon street well yesterday afternoon. It was an improvement long needed. Ellen McGraw, a colored paujK'r, who i lived in New Town, died Friday, and was j buried yesterday, at the expense of the j public. The streets were tilled all day yester- ! day, and the merchants all did a good j business, whereat they woresmilng conn- tenances and were exceedingly good humored. Charlotte Bronte wrote : "Women feel just as men feel." Don't believe it. We cannot conceive of a woman ever feeling j as a man does when his back suspender button parts company with his trousers. There is general complaint of the dilii- ' cnlty in obtaining lumber in Palatka. i ouiiin r u ie a goou Pica to estaniisii a few saw-mills in this neighborhood. It is an investment that would pay hand somely. Now is the time of year when the im provident man buys two dollars' worth of lunch and fifty ctnts' worth of whisky and goes fishing, and has to come home just when the flsli begin to bite good, lie cause his bait gives out. Mr. Brown, the agent of the Singer Sewing Machine Company at this place, has fitted him up a nice little office on Front street, next, to the postoflire. He keeps a good stock of machines and at tachments, and advertises some bargains in our special column this morning. Johnny Smarty was around to see us yesterday. Johnny says everything in Palatka is backwards and wrong, and Johnny is of the opinion that he is the man to straighten them out. It is our opinion that Johnny will hear something drop after awhile, and he will come to realize that he has been straightened out himself. The steamer Lara broke her crank-pin Friday, and was laid up five hours waiting for repairs. Messrs. O'Keef & McKin ley, machinists, of this city, made a new pin and had it in place within five hours after receiving the order. This is an other feather in Palatka's cap the fact that any kind of mechanical work can be done on so short notice. There is talk of forming an Oscar Wilde Esthetic Club"' in these parts, the members to wear knee bfeet hes and flan nel shirts during the hot months. If some near-sighted citizen should bang loose with his shot-gun and wing a mem ber of the club tinder the impression that the great "What is it?" has broke out of its cage, nobody need be surprised. Mr. Henry A. Varnum, of Gainesville, was in the city yesterday, on his way home from St. Augustine. He never learned of the fire, which destroyed h:s father's house and a large portion of the town, until he reached here. He esti mated his father's loss at $10,000, but did noi know what his individual loss was, as he only had a comb and brush of his personal effects that was notinthe build ing when burned. The We Ms. Like many of our citizens we were as tonished to lind that several artesian wells in town whicn had almost or en tirely ceased to flow, burst into new life on the opening of "Jumbo" at Mr. Ken nerly's. We have been favored with the following explanation, which is borne out by the experience of those who have driven wells to great depths in the neigh borhood: After penetrating sand and alluvial de posits for fifty or sixty feet, clay is reached, and under this water, and next rock, usually coquina. After this cells, often of some depth, are found and the auger drops in these several feet to the bottom. Then a stratum of rock, then another cell, and this continues to at least three or four hundred feet. Now. the town well drew its supply from one of these underground lakes till the source of the flow was exhausted, then the au ger from the "Jumbo" passed through this lake to the 1 next, and let up, or down, a new supply. Thus a fact which seemed so strange is easily explained, and we render thanks to the geologist who gave us the science, and to Mr. Pay, who let in the light of his experience on our problem. A Work oi Art! Mr. A. Perkins, of Rochester N. Y..has been among us for several months, and j has transferred to enduring canvas some ! of our loveliest bits of local scenery. Our j wildest nooks are leing cleared, and our j most secluded glens and woodlands will ' soon be embraced in the groves ami gar- j dens of a thickly populated State. How I grateful will we then feel xo the artist r who has preserved for fourteen genera- j tiens the beauties of our lakes and rivers j and the peculiarities of our forest growth, j Mr. Perkins has many artistic gems j which will gladden ihe Northern homes ! of our frozen neighbors and arouse new j interest in Florida and her peculiar seen ery. j One, esjiecially, has just been shipped j to Mrs. F. L. Griswold, of Auburn N. Y. i so well known by many of us. Daring a j visit to the Ocklawaha last winter Mrs. j Griswold was so charmed by one typical j bit that she entracted Mr. Perkins to give I it enduring life and send it to her. The jvunter has done so. The solemn cy presses fill the foreground; the tall forms and broad leaves of the palmetto seem in sympathy with the wild surroundings, and two solitary limpkins follow in si lence the windings of the slrangest river on earth. Deep and sullen, you never realize until told that the Ocklawaha is navigable for two hundred miles; in its ascent you exjieet every sudden turning to le the last. The view is lost in the dim distance, which though copied from Nature, seems so unearthly that you suspest the master of attempting an allegory, and befooling the observer by a semblance of reality. Over all arches a heaven resplendent with the ruddy tints of a meteoric sunset, and the whole is so clearly defined yet strange, that those who have never seen the Ocklawaha will think the painter has borrowed from his imagination and colored his canvas from the dreams of Poe. We congratulate Mrs Griswold on the possession of this poem in colors, and only hope that so good a semblance will not enable her to dispense entirely with views of the original. An Odikosh Woman's Disappoint ment. From the Chicago News. A neatly dressed but awkward woman of twenty odd summers sidled up to Chief Clerk Colleen's desk in the Supe rior Court yesterday, and stood on one foot, waiting for some one to address her. "What can I do for you, madam asked the exquisite chief clerk, after la boriously working his features into one of his most fascinating smiles. "I ah that is, sir, pleavo can I get a divorce V "Well," said Lester, a little staitled at the unusual method taken by the lady in applying for one of the staple articles of the Superior Court, "I don't know about that. You had better consult a lawyer.'' "I don't want no lawyer ; I think law yers are just horrid. I want a divorce, and I want it now." "Well, we don't keep them in stock, madam, like ready-made clothes, but if you consult some lawyer who makes di vorces a specialty (and there are plenty of them). I thirk you can have one made to order in time for the evening train." "Well, I don't see what's the use of having l.a'f a cozen men in your office if you can't get a divorce for a poor woman who has bi:t two hours to spare before g'Mng to Oshkosh,'' and with a disdain ful shrug of her pretty shoulders, the woman pranced out of the room with a poor opinion of Chicago's divorce mill. Blaine's Guano Policy. New York Herald. While he was Secretary of State Mr. Blaine became notorious for what was popularly known as his "guano policy." Now that he is for the third time hunting a Presidential nomination, he has begun what smells very like a guano canvass. We Give It Up. Cincinnati Times-Star. If the Morrison bill happens to pass the House the work of constructing a plat form for the Democratic National Con vention will be simplified. And William II. Morrison will have a strong claim upon his party for a place on the Nation al ticket. How can he who makes the issue be denied the post of a leader in the fight. Washington Hand Press for Sale, We offer for sale our new fl-colnmti Washing ton Hand Press, including chases, side and. foot sticks, column and head rules. It' sold within thirty days will take $125 cash. The tress was purchased new three years ago, and has been used just loiijf enough to run easily. Address The Advocate, Gaines ille, Fla. 0'KEEFE & M'KINLAY, Machinists, Boilermakers and Blacksmiths. "pEPAIKING SPECTALLLY ATTENDED H lo. New and second hand machinery lioiiyrht and Sold. Engineers supplies cheap. Coi ner Keid and Second streets. ARRY HEATH Practical Watchmaker Engraver C 1 A N FURNISH AN V WATCH MADE 20 V ; per cent lower than anv house in the state. Call and see. Can be found at the music store opposite st. John's Hotel, Lemon street, Pa latka, Florida. MEAT AND FISH MARKET W. 15. (At Smith's old Stand.) Water Street, - - Palatka, Florida. Fresh Meats and Fish always on hand. LASSETER, T II E ' a m lalsitlca, JFloWtlji. DEALER IN ALL KINDS OF FANCY AND STAPLE GROCERIES. tHoadouax-ter for the Bst Flour, Susrar, Dutov, .- s-.y.d Cigars in the city. Will nay the !.;Lcct r.u.i kei price for all country produce. $30,000 TO LOAN FSRST Mortgage OX FIKST-CLASS Real Estate as Security. Vill' to CALHOUN, GILLIS & CALHOUN. Sf M B c? W HF V V J NOT GE FRESH ARRIVALS. Gr n? e ei t: Dri-ves JLnn. Prints, Lawns, Muslins, Cambrics And all the Latest and Most STAPLE AND FANCY DRY GOODS. rJTo Ivoi Pstce witli t iio Growth tit' om- City txml th Coiitiuiiiil Iini'si)-i l Oiiv rrVinl in I lii 1) ii W men t v liiiv-nllt'l l;u-5,olj- to And as early as this in the season, have already duplicated our LARGE SPRING ORDERS, Very Latest in Dress Goods, Laces, Hamburgs, Rushings, Trimmings and Millinery. ALSO FIFTY CASKS FINE SHOES. DEVEREUX, ROGERO & SON. Located Fifty-Six Miles From Three Miles From the Railroad. ''JpHIS IS ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFULLY LOCATE!; AND HEALTHY PLACES IN the state, and the best land in Florida. A wood Hotel and Store to be erected immediately Four hundred acres already sold, which will be cleared at once and put into proves BENEDICT Has got the boom, and is bound to be one of the most beautiful places in Florida for a grove or a winter home. Five and ten acre blocks, also House and Business Lota, can lo had of AV1I5L5 Sc NICHOLS, General Managers, T'alatku, Florida. DISSTON PURCHASE-4,000,000 Aors FLORIDA LAND AND IMPROVEMENT COMPANY. HAMTTO.V BISSTON, President. J. J. DUNNE, Vice-I'resident. LANDS FOR SALE AT GOVERNMENT PRICE OF $1.25 PER ACRE. IN BLOCKS OF NOT LESS THAN XO XOK MOKE THAN till) ACHES. WITHIN SIX MILES OF RAILROAD LINE, PRICE $2.50 PER ACRE. rpHESE LANDS INCLUDE ALL VARIETIES OF UPLAND AND LOWLAND AND AUK -L adapted to Oranges, Lemons, Limes, Pine-Apples, Banannas, Surar-Cane, Early Vegetables, etc., and are chietly in the counties of St. Johns, Volusia, Brevard, Orange, Sumter, I-evy Hernando, Hillsborough, Polk. Manatee and Monroh. Our Lands are soiling- rapidly. Thousands of settlers have loeated on them during the past six monlhs. Do not delay if you want them at, present Low Prices. Stock of this company will be received at j45.im per share in (payment for land hwated in compact bodies of frk) acres or iuore. For further information apply at tin; office of the com pany. AV. rI rOHUJif-i, Land Commissioner, Jacksonville, Fla. . An Unadulterated Natural Guano, imported direct into Savan nah, Ga., from the Orchilla Islands in the Caribbean Sea, by Tra vers, Snead & Co., of Richmond, Va. We are now offering this High Grade Fertilizers to the Planters and Orange 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. OliDERS PROMPTLY FILLED AND INFORMATION FURNISHED ON APPLICATION BY s-J. II. UOYL A: OO., Importers Agents, Water street, PALATKA, FLORIDA. SAVE FROM 25 BY HAVING YOUR rescriptions WITH ABSOLUTE ACCURACY FROM THE CHOICEST Imported and Domestic Pharmaceutical Preparations -AT PUTNAM PHARMACY. !!! Desirable and Popular makes in took:, Palatka on the Florida Southern T. H. ASHUKV, Treasurci It. SALINOEK. Secretary. TO 50 PER CENT Compounded THE