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NEWS. Ik VOLUME I. PALATKA, FLORIDA, SUNDAY, MAY 11, 1881. NUMBER ,64. TELEGRAPHIC SPARKLES. Tin: liATiasx news from AiAi PARTS BY Willi; VXD CABIiF. Sixty per cent, of Madison parish and 90 per cent, of Tensas parish, in Louisi ana, is under water, and there is graat distress. The river has risen a foot at Shre re port, La., but has begun so fall. Points are being cut across to let the- water out more rapidly. Dr. F. Gardener and wife, of San Pa blo, Cal., attempted suicide Friday. Mrs. Gardener's life was saved, but her hus band died. Cause, domestic infelic ity. The State Geologist of Alabama has found from analysis that rich phosphate beds exist in Autauga county, and in other agricultural districts in that State. The river at Port Allen, La., has begun to rise, and plantations which were planted a week ago have lxen oversowed The people are much disheartened, Robbers derailed a train on the Mexi can Central Railroad, near Quaretero, Friday, but one of them was shot, and the others fled. The train had $60,000 in silver on board. Three buildings at Eppings N. II., w ere struck by lightning Friday morning and burned. In one of them an invalid named John W. Marden, aged TO j ears, was burned to death. The business failures of last week were one hundred and fifty-eight for the Uni ted States and thirty-three for Canada, and none in the United States. James S. Coleman, colored, was hanged at Columbia. S. C, Friday, for killing a hister-in-law and outraging her while div ing, and then outraging another sister-in-law in December, 1883. GENERAL GRANT'S REVERSE. New York, May 10. This morning's Trihune, in an article on the failure of the Marine Bank, publishes the following: "The failure of the Marine Bank will be as complete as ever you saw, said Corne lius Morrison, of the firm of Wait, Creighton & Morrison, at No. 87 "Wall street, who has been a depositor in the Marine Bank over twenty j'enrs. "Fish owned five-eighths of all the stock in the Marine Bank, and owned, of course, by that, the Board of Directors. Fish and "Ward have been into the wildest of wild cat schemes. One thing they were about to go into when the crash came was to purchase the old Produce Exchange building. Our neighbor, John Wood, an Irishman, who has 3,000 deposited there, the sayings of a lifetime, loses all. I know a young business rvan, just start ing in, who loses $.1, 000 that he deposited on Saturday, and he will have to give up business. In my opinion, aloutall there vill be left when we know it all will be the safe and office furnitnre. Fish moved away from the bank over two weeks ago and went into apart ments at Mystic Hats. He knew the crash was coming and so did Ward. The opinions expressed among deposi- and stockholders of the Marine Bank ere to the effect that they had no rea son to hope for anything, and that the loss would be total. Many hard things were said of Fish. Instances multiply of the deception practiced in the name of the firm of Grant & Ward to carry through wild schemes in which "interest on profits" were paid to those who invested in them out of the principal they put in. Mr. Chaffee's deposit of securities to the amount of at least $300,000 was secured from him within a recent date, Ward depicting the great prosperity of the firm. J. II. Work, who is secretary of the Mexican Southern Rail way, and a nephew of Frank Work, a Wall street operator, is said, on good authority, to be a credi tor of Grant & Ward to the extent of $1,000,000, and his friends are also vic timized to the extent of about $1,000,000. It is asserted by General Grant's friends that he supposed, up to the time of the collapse, that he had to his credit in the firm profits of $2,400,000. A person who ought to know, says that Fish insisted on receiving his "profits," and drew out of the firm $500,000 in 1883 and $300,000 this year. Sympathy is felt for General Grant, who has transferred his property to William II. Vanderbilt to protect him on a worthless check of $150,000 accepted by him in return for his own. The Gen eral's transfer includes two houses in Washington, one in Philadelphia and a farm of considerable size in the suburbs of St. Louis. Mrs. Grant is also said to have transferred her properly to Vander bilt. It includes the cottage at Img Branch and her house at No. 3 East 00th street. A Supreme Act of Folly. Boston Post. By tlm persistent treason Mr. Randall has probably purchased his pew in Con gress for another term; Mr. Eaton has re deemed his pledges to the republican manufacturers of Connecticut, and the Morrison bill is defeated defeated by the votes of the Republicans in Congress and their renegade democratic allies. If this meant simply opposition to a measure upon its general merits, that would be gnq thing. But it does not. The meas jipe hnscouiQ to be, accepted as embody ing the great popular movement for reve nue reform in this country. . Its full sig nificance has been understood, as well by j those who have opposed as by tho e who j have supported it, and those who have ' voted to strike out the enacting clause have indelibly in scribed their names upon the scroll of history as opposed to any and every appreciable change in a sys tem of taxation established for war pur poses and now in a time of profound peace taking from the people's pockets over $100,000,000 more than is needed for the legitimate expenses of the govern ment, besides many times that was a di rect extortion from the great consuming public, a privileged few being the benefi ciaries. "How long, O Lord, how long?" Not much longer, we trust. We believe the one thing needed to quicken their knowledge of the situation, with its bur dens and its wrongs, and set ablaze the righteous wrath of a great people, has been supplied in the supreme act of folly that lias defeated the Morrison bill. We are not hopeful that any other measure looking to a reform of the tariff will pre vail at this session of Congress. The ap peal must le made to the country; velo not believe that it will be made in vain, and the present is a good time to serve notice upon a numler of Congressmen that when they come home they can bring their trunks with them, for it will be to stay. STATE PRESS. A number of cottages are in course of construction in Tallahassee. The large new wharf for the South Florida railroad at Tampa is completed. The Orange Lake and Lochloosa Navi gation Company are building a steamer at Lochloosa. The Lake City Reporter is urging the citizens of Columbia county to go to early peach raising more extensively. About 13,000 boxes of Indian river or anges have been shipped through Rock Ledge by different transfer agents since Octoljer 1, 1883. Florida tax assessors are this year re quired to take the school census of their respective counties persons ltween the ages of 4 and 21 years. An artesian well at Daytona one hun dred and thirty-eight feet deep throws a jet seven feet in the air and will rise in a three inch pipe fifteen feet. The flow is estimated at 18,000 gallons per hour. The Florida Transit and Peninsular railroad and the Florida Southern rail road lines run parallel to eaeh other for some distance in Fort Dade, and in some places, are scarcely one hundred yards apart. S. J. Simmons is getting signatures to a pet it ion asking the removal of the post master at Summit. A day or two ago he went to the office for his mail and was assaulted by Deputy Postmaster Frank Baker. Pistols and guns were resorted to and shots fired but no wounds in flicted. Micanopy Gazette: The tomato crops generally are looking well; the cucum bers are showing the effects of the dry weather. Early fields of green corn are now beginning to give forth their boiling ears; the watermelons are look ing fine and soon will be giving forth their ripe tempting fruit, cabbages are getting scarce, but general garden crops are yielding forth their garden pro ducts; the early bean patches have about given up their yield, which ran from 75 to 100 crates to the acre; the blackberries by the road sides promise bountiful crops, but the blue and huckleberries are short, owing mainly to the wood fires, which destroyed the bushes. The Inscription on Charles Reade's Tomb. From the Pull' Mall Gazette. "The following," writes a correspond ent, "is an exact copy of the inscription to be placed on Charles Reade's tomb stone, for the accuracy of which I can vouch. It was written by himself :" Here Lie, By the Side of His Beloved Friend, the Mortal Remains of CHARLES READE, Dramatist, Novelist and Journalist, nis last words to mankind are on this stone. I hope for a resurrection, not from any power in nature, but from the will of the Lord God Omnipotent, who made nature and me. He created man out of nothing which nature could not. II ecan restore man from the dut-t. which nature cannot. And I hope for holiness and happiness in a future life, not for anything I have said or done in this body, but from the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ. lie has promised his intercession to all who seek it, and he will not break his word ; that intercession, once granted, cannot be rejected, for he is God, and his merits infinite ; a man's sins are but human and finite. "Him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out." "If any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus the Righteous : and he is the propitiation for our sins." The Boston Courier states that the Em press Augusta, of Germauy, has guffexed a relapse and groat fears are. entertained ! whh regard to her condition; prayers j have been uffered at the Dpnkirche for i her recovery, An Old Man's Darling. Kershaw Gazette. A very curious marriage occurred at Boykin, S. C, recently. - Miss Constance Bell, twelve years old, was joined in holy wedlock to Dr. Jasper Benson, eighty years old. The two had known each other only two weeks. The old gentle man was sick at Mr. Belfs house, and Constance came home on a visit from boarding school. She nursed Dr. Ben son through a short but severe spell of sickness, and as soon as he got well enough to walk out the two went off to gether and were married. Dr. Benson is said to be very wealthy, owning jtwo large orange groves in Florida. To the Land of Flowers the strangely matched couple have gone to spend the honey moon. The remarkable alliance is the talk of the neighborhood. Curiously enough the girl's parents are wholly reconciled to the match. Dr. Benson's family for several generations back have been noted for longevity. His granduiothe lived to the age of 102 and his own father to the age of 103 years. He insists that he is good for 20 more years. Rogues in tho State of "Wooden Nut megs. Hartford Courant. A boy was just about to be put off the cars at Stamford Tuesday because lie could not pay his fare any further. A generous man came along who heard his story to the effect that he was going to see his dying mother, and wa3 so moved by the pitiful situation that he declared the Ixiy should have his fare paid and something more. He started a collection by giving $5, and the sum of $18.30 was raised and handed over to the boy to pay his fare and make his mother comfort able when he arrived home. The man who proved to le so kind-hearted will be rewarded for his act. He was the boy's father and the plan was contrived he fore they left New York. It worked finely. A Parson Possessed of True Charity. From the AVheeling Register. Miss Flora Stewart, a Ritchie county lady, young and handsome, was engaged to be married recently. Her wedding outfit was prepared. The day arrived and the preacher was on hand, but one thing was lacking to make the nuptials a success, and that was the bridegroom. This important personage failed to put in an appearance. It happened that the preacher was a single man, and had an eye for beauty and a heart for love, and the damsel was youthful, comely and susceptible, so the minister offered to fill the place of the absent groom. She ac cepted the offer, and became Mrs. James Barker. John F. Slater, whose death occurred at Norwich, Conn., last week, was known chiefly on account of his munificence to ward the freedmen. In 1882 he gave $1,000,000 as a fund for their education, ancTthe money is being distributed by a board of trustees to deserving schools in the South. The Slaters of Connecticut have been noted cotton manufacturers since 1789, when Samuel Slater, who in England had been a partner of Ark wright, the machinist, came over and be gan to spin cotton. Samuel's brother John, the father of the John F. just gone, established the village of Slatersville, and there and at Providence and Nor wich the machinery of the Slaters ha3 made music for the better part of a cen turv. H. A. MERRYDAY, HOUSE AND SIGN PAINTER, Corner Oak and Fourth Streets. READY FOR THE M OSQUETOES I have just received a largslot of MOSQUITO NETS DIFFERENT STYLE. ALSO FIFTY PIECES NEW PATTERNS OF- oor mmm AT LOW PRICES. WALNUT, ASH PAINTED CHAMBER SUITS A FULL ASSORTMENT, D. L. LILIERlTl - lAI1 PROFESSIONAL CARDS. BENJ. PUTS AM CALHOUN. IKVING GILLIS. WM. LOWNDES CALHOUN. OtUlioim, CJillifc Cnlliouii, xlTTOlllNlYS-AT-IVW PALATKA, FLORIDA. Special attention paid to Insurance, Heal Es tate and Collection of Claims. Will practice in State and Federal courts. Tv. AV. ItOYXDOX, -A-TT O li IV E Y-AT-LAW Office opposite St. John's Hotel, Lemon Street, - Pai.atka, Fla. i it. 3ioivi.vrv, AT T O 11 IN EY-AT-LAW Agent for Sale and Purchase of JLP JL, O IJ I 1) A L A N D S Pai.atka. Floiuda. Notary Public State of Florida. w. ji. wicic;, ,VrV T O IJ IV EY-AT-LAW Office Lemon st., Mann's Building, Upstairs. Pai.atka, Florida. PALATKA HOitLS' QItA.IIA.AI'-! HOTEL. S. GRAHAM, Proprietor. Corner Lemon and Water streets, PALATKA. FLOIUDA. PALATKA, FLORIDA. White Sulphur Water, Hot and Cold Sulphur Baths. Bus meets all trains and steamers. OPEN ALL THE YEAR. T A-ItTvTTV IICU)SI2, PA LATKA, FLORIDA. Addition built lust summer of forty-live rooms. Accommodations for .Sti guests. OjK'n December 15. 1883. LARKIN & ALLEN, Proprietors. tijt:va.ai housi:. i December to May. PALATKA, FLA. ATII!-01t IIOTKL, V Dec. to May. JACKSON V 1 LLE, FLA. equinox irousi:. Vj J une to Oct., MA NCI 1 EST EH, VT. No Dogs Taken. F. II. ORVIS. OUXTY COU11T. J PUTNAM CO UN TV, FLORIDA. Office hours, 10 a. m. to 3 p. m. Justice Cockt First .Monday in each month. Hen.i. IIakkison, County Judge. LEGAL! J EGAL BLANKS OF EVERY DESCRIP- tion and of the most approved forms printed and sold by the undersigned. Stationers and members of the legal profes sion furnished at reasonable rates. WAR HEN, THAYER & CO., Reid street, Paiatka, Florida. A. ,T. 1JEACI1 fc fcOZV, NURSERYMEN -PALATKA, FLORIDA. V LL FRUITS GROWN SUITED TO THIS ii climate. Catalogue free. PRACTICAL TAILOR. T HAVE MOVED MY TAILORING SHOP A up-stairs over Mr. Gus Mann's Butcher Shop, on Lemon street. Repairing' neatly done. A share of public patronage solicited. JOHN HEVVSON. Fresh Meats and Poultry Always on llantl at SMITH'S STAD On Water Street. ICE CREAM AND LEMONADE NERVED DAIL.Y BY H. A. Meyer & Co A full and complete lino of GROCERIES Will be kept on hand. IB Jrt H ! A 1 ) will be served twice a day with Wagons, and H. A. MEYER will do his own baking in fu ture. Paiatka, Fla.. March 24, 1SL THE PALATKA Transfer Company TS NOW PREPARED TO CARRY VALUA X able Freight, Packages, and do" a gen era! hauling- business. OMNIBUSES OR SPRING WAGONS ays on hand for Picnics and Excursions, irunKs ana passengers tran(em4 to and an ooats ana trams. Promptness .and.';! Satisfaction GUARANTEED. - on Wat mur Florida South. eru Depot. To make room for New Summer Goods, I offer all Fall and Winter Clothing and Piece Goods at STRICTLY COST PRICES A large stock of MISFITS AND ORDERED CLOTHING Left on hand after deposits were made, will be sold at a sacrifice Before buying elsewhere call and see H. W. KLICKER, ' The Tailor, Corner Lemon and Fourth Street. -A-T JlCOBSOWS ONE PRICE STORE ESS GOODS OF NEW LINEN LAWNS, PIQUES, LADIES HATS AND TRIMMINGS IN A FULL LINE OF Gent's Furnishing Goods, Clothing and Hats. FINE PHILADELPHIA MADE SHOES FOR GENTS AND LADIES EVERY PAIR GUARANTEED. ONLYj FIRST-CLASS GOODS A. & G. C. ft, and S. II. OllKY, President. J. M. KREAMER, W, H. WRIGHT, Viee-Protident. Engineer. LANDS FOR SALE IN LOTS OF FROM 40 TO 10,000 ACRES IN THE COUNTIES OF BREVARD, POLK, MANATEE AND MONROE. PRICES: 1 or average Pine Lands j For average Prairie and Pasture Lands , 9 jt,- ' ForSr The l ands of this Company are specially adapted to the Culture of Tropieai Fruits,' Rice Sugar Cane, etc., and are generally accessible bv stcum navigation. f A rOKItlSS, Land Commissioner, Jacksonville, Fla. IC ! S S I M M E E T IT 4 ft TUTT V Poneionl- 1 r A "VI I r rpf-v-V IkTJL'Ti VT IT! T is j. '200 000&CRES CHOICEST; LOCATIONS FOR RESIDENCE AND CULTIVATION' OF iUU.UUU Oranses, Lemons, Pineapples, Banannas, Cocoanuts, etc., in the counties of Orange, Brevard, Sumter, Polk, Hillsborough, Manatee and Monroe. oll in QuiiiititioM to SSnit Uumji-k. Prices $2.50 to 10.00 per acre, according to location and quality. KISSIMMEE CITY J- S'iI'Jfy i iv e-Acre Lots $m to $m AV. T. FOIUiEH, Manager, Jacksonville, Fla. B. F. McGRAW & SON, Buffalo Bluff Nurs'y ALL ORANGE STOCK From Sour to the Best Varieties one;variety of STJlAWBEI?I?IES,ArIZ: FEDERAL POINT, OR FLORIDA FOUNDLING F. C. COCHRANE. WHOLESALE AND RETAIL BOOKSELLER AND STATIONER AXD DEALER IX FISHING TACKLE, FINE CIGARS Florida Curiosities, Florida Maps, Books, Canes, &c Post-offleo Building-, Front Street and next door south, PALATKA. - FLORIDA. ADMINISTRATOR'S NOTICE. HAVING BEEN DULY QUALIFIED AS Administrator of the estate of Joseph II. f Mann, I hereby require all claims ami demands j aframrt said estate to be presa-nted as pre I scribed by law, or this notice will be pleaded n ban and ail debtors are warned to make i m mediate settlment to the undersierned. A. W. MANX, Administra r. ALL DESCRIPTIONS SATEENS AND SUMMER SILKS. GREAT VARIETY. HOSIERY, GLOVES AND CORSETS. KEPT AT THIS STORE Okeechobee Land Co. HAMILTON DISSTON, Tim R. SALINGER, Secretary. LAftlD COMPANY I.. W. KLA II K, Treasurer. i . . tut, Seei-etarj'. LARGEST PUBLISHING HOUSE IIV THIi HTATI2' "RED CROSS PRESS. ' Warren, Thayer & Co., if- Steam Book & Job PRINTERS REID STREET, PALATKA, FLORIDA. HAVING FITTED UP AN ENTIRELY new ofhee. we are prepared todo nil kinds of Book and Job printing. Book llindinir Stereotyping, EnTavinjr, etc. Our facilities are un.surpu&.4d by any office in the state We have the only Chromatic Press in Honda, printing1 any number of col ors at one impression-, also the onlv Railroad Ticket Press and Numbering Attachment, printing 14,000 tickets an hour. Calland see us. Estimates on all classes of work cheerfully furnished. A trial order will satisfy all that we can do the l;st work done ui the state. WARREN, THAYER k CO., Reid street, near Putnam House, W. CONAl), FLORIST & LANDSCAPE GARDENER A LARGE' VARIETY OF PALMS. RARE 1 V Roses and Semi-Tropical Plants in general constantly on hand. Correspondence sol icited front street, next to Bank, Palatka, Fla. WILLIAM F. FORWARD, PIONEER ICE IIOTJHE AJTD DEPOT FOR Hay, Grain, Feed, Ume, Plaster, BRICK, CEMENT, LATH, Etc. Established in Issfl. Reid's Brick Block, front ing wharf, PALATKA. FLA. Statement of anEye Witness ! FULL PARTICULARS IN NEXT ISSUE IViOO BUSHELS OF GRAIN. ALSO A FINE l lot of Hay, Bran and Ground Feed being received this week, fresh and in good order, to be sold at prices as low as such goods can be bought anywhere. war.'F. FoinvAiin. ' Washington Hand Press for Sale., We offer for sale our new -column Washing ton Hand Press, including chases, side and foot sticks, column and head rules. If sold within thirty days will take K5 cash. The press was purchased new three years ago, and has twen uieil just long enough to run easily. Address. The Advocate, Gainesville, Fla..