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Heitie Cecil's Bicycle. j
From the Chicago Tribune. , j "I have bought a bicycle." ! These words, stately and impres- j sive in all their clear-cut distinct- j ness of enuciation, sprang forth in a quick, decisive manner on the June zephyrs that were fragrant with subtle perfume and that kissed in indolent fashion the bronzed checks of John W. Cecil, a successful mer chant, lie had seen his only child, a son, grow up from cooing baby hood to the redundant viiror of a healthful youth, in whose bright horizon there seemed naught but the turquoise bloom of hope, flecked here and there by the rose-tinted clouds of ambition that seemed, streaming up from its uttermost rim, like gladstone prophecies of achievement and renown that the near future would see fulfilled. But now, what a change! The youth was just home from Harvard. John W. Cecil loooked earnestly at his son as Bertie stood there beneath the locust trees that guarded the entrance to Brierton Villa, and as he saw the toothpick shoes, peek-a boo collar and tablespoon hat of his only child his heart failed him and a great sob of agony welled up from his left luno "And so you have bought a bicy cle?" he asks. "Yes, papa," responded Bertie, taking a package of cigarettes from his vest pocket as he speaks. "And have you learned to ride if?" "No, papa." "I am glad of that," says the fa ther, a look of relief passing over his face. "Why?" asks Bertie. "Because," replies Mr. Cecil, there is still a chance for you to break your neck." Brief Mention. Oil speculation has gained suirh magnitude that the sales in the def erent exchanges aggregate 50,000, 000 daily, and there are 3(3,000,000 pipe line certificates outstanding. One McFarland, of Chicago, hav ing borrowed a ladder from a neigh bor, received injuries by fall result ing from the breaking of the ladder, and he has now sued the neighbor for damages for having loaned him so unreliable an article. If the entire State of Rhode Is land could be transported to one of the Texan cattle ranches and be fenced in, there would remain of the r inch an outlying tei ritory of nearly i?o,)00 acres in which to pasture the cattle without trespassing. Education has made rapid progress in Spain within the last quarter of a century. Since the passing of the law of 1837, which, among other things, provided for compulsory education in the case of all children between the ages of six and nine, the number of schools and scholars has more than doubled. Of the one there were in 1850 13,334, and in 1878 29,038, while in the same pe riod the scholars increased from 052, 163 to 1,033,288. A recent report of the chief of the Bureau of Statistics on the in ternal commerce of the United States shows that the tonnage of American and foreign vessels entered in the foreign trade at the ports of Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore and New Orleans for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1883, amounted to 10,279,200 tons. Of this 13.08 per cent was entered at Boston, 00.74 per cent at New York, 8.3 4 per cent at Philadelphia, 8.09 per cent at Baltimore, and 7.10 percent at Ne Orleans. What is the difference between a leopard and a Methodist minister? One cannot change his spots, and the other must. It is easy to pick out a journalist in the crowded street, because he is the only person who always keeps to the write. Rockland Courier. Railways are aristocratic. Thev teach a man to know his own station and to stop there They are emi nently social, too, being held togeth er by main ties. Russian soldiers are now required to carry large cotton handkerchiefs. Oh, yes: Ave see. Thev will come very handy when the armies come to "blows." Norristown Herald. "Can a man see without eyes?" asked a teacher when examining a class. "Yes, sir," replied a sharp boy. "How do you make that out?" asked the astonished teacher. "Be cause he can see with one," repped the quick-witted child. Exchange. WHOLESALE AND Hardware ETC., A FULL AND COMPLETE LINE OF EVEYT1IING IN THE Hardware and G WE ASK AN INSPECTION OF OUR STOCK. GRIFFIN'S BRICK BLOCK, CORNER PALATKA, THIS SPACE FOK L. MEYER. I HAVE JUST OPENED A first-class Meat Market, and keep constant ly till hand a supply of fresh beef, pork, poul try, and vegetables in season. Goods delivered tree. Give me a trial is nil I ask. C. H. WIGG, cor. Lemon & 3rd Sts. .YI.V3L II. JIALl'A', GEM CITY HAIR DRESSING ROOMS LEMON ST., PALATKA. FLA. FRESH, SAlTOULPMJf! BATHS lansingTgo. 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 Street, PALATKA. FLA TZEEEIE STT3ST. XEW YOKK, 18B4. About sixty m HI ion copies of The Scn have gone out of our establishment during the past twelve months. If you were to paste end to end all the col umns of all The Sun printed and sold last year you would Ret a continuous strip of interesting information, common sense wisdom, sound doctrine, and sane wit long- enough to reach from Printing House square to the top of Mount Copernicus in the moon, then back to Printing House square, and then three-quarters of the way back to the moon again. Hut The Scn is written for the inhabitants of the earth: this same strip of intelligence would girdle the globe twenty-seven or twenty-eight times. If every buyer of a copy of The Scn during the past year ha? spent only one hour over it, and if his wife or his grandfather has spent another hour, this newspaper in istv$ has af forded the human race thirteen thousand years of steady reading, night and day. It is only by litile calculations like these that you can form any idea of thecirculation of the most popular of American newspapers, or of its influence on the opinions and actions of American men and women. The Scn is, and will continue to lie, a news paper which tells the truth without - foar of consequences, which gets at the facts no mat ter how much the process costs, w hich presents the news ail over the world without waste of words and in the most readable shape, which is working with all its heart for the cause of honest government, and which therefore be lieves that the republican partv must go, and must go m this coming your of" our Lord, Ism. IT yon know-Thk Scn, you like it already, and you will read it with accustomed diligence and profit durinjr what is sure to be the most interesting year in its history. If vou do not know The m., it is high time to get into the sunshine. Terms to Xail Subserlbeiv. The several editions of The Scn are sent by mail, postpaid, as follows: DAILY 50 cents a month, $t a year; with Sunday edition, S7. SUN DAY Eight pages. This edition furn ishes the current news of the world, siociai ar ticles of exceptional interest to everybodv,and literary reviews of new books of the highest merit. 1 a year. WEEKLY $1 a year. Eight pages of the lest matter of the daily issuer ; an Agricultur al Department of unequaled value, speeiat market. reiorts, and literary, scientific, and domestic intelligence make The Weekly Sit the newspaper for the farmer's household. To clubs of ten with fin, an extra copy free. Address I. V ENGLAND. Publisher, The Sun. X. Y.'City.' V If B II RETAIL DEALERS IX Groceries, ETC. rocery Line FRONT AND LEMON STREETS. FLORIDA. RESERVED THIS w. jr. zmnvAi.T, Dealer in all kinds of Furniture, Mattresses, Spring Beds, Clillcl roils' Carriage t, ete. Palatka, Florida. W. O. AVOLTZ, Lemon Sthket, Palatka, Fla. DRUGS AND CHEMICALS TOILET Si FANCY ARTICLES, PATENT MEDICINES. Prescriptions carefully compounded at all nours. 2000,000 ACRES of LAND FOR SALE BY FLORIDA SOUTHERN RAILWAY ESPECIALLY ADAPTED TO Orange Growing, Track Farming xlnd Stock Rniisiny. These Lands are located in the following counties: Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Brevard, Clay, Columbia, Hernando, Hillsboro, Levy, Marion, Manitee, Monroe, Orange, Polk, Put nam, Sumter, St. Johns, and Volusia. For further information, address C. A. I$OA.KI3rN, Land Commissioner, Palatka, Flohi a. THE NATIONAL REPUBLICAN. "Washington, T. C REPUBLICAN NEWSPAPER DEVOTED 1Y solely to the interests of the party and the nation. Its editorial columns are devoted almost entirely to national, political, and local matters, all subjects being viewed from a broad, liberal party standpoint and treated in dependently, withotit regard or favor toper sons or factions. The news columns contain full and accurate re i oi-ts ot all matters at the capital, together with general telegraphic news, siecial lette-s from a large corps of correspondents at home and abroad, reports being made without color or bias, the sole aim and object being in everv case, from the smallest to thr greatest, to give the facts in the most convenient and attrac tive shape for all classes of readers. The edilot lal page is vigorously and uncom promisingly republican; the news columns are as unbendingly indeiendent. Much of the space of the weekly edition of The Republican will be given up to the news of the capital, but there will be in addition carefully selected stories and miscellaneous matter of general interest. 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The Weekly Republican will con tain a vast amount of interesting reading for every citizen of the nation, which it will give more fully aud in greater variety than by any other pajitT in the country. It will tie a paper which the readers of other weekly, and even daily, papers will feel they cannot afford to be without. It is a paper for the people, and will lie fouid to be worth many times the price of subscription to the farmer, the me chanic, the railway man. the banker, the man ulaeturer, the politician in fact to everybody. Tne ihiiiy jostage prepaid), tier year, $S.OO The Weekly " " " " 1.50 Remit by draft or tiostoffice order, THE NATIONAL REPUBLICAN, Washington, D. C THIS PalatkaDailyNews A HANDSOME, NEWSY SIX-COLUMN NEWSPAPER PUBLISHED AT IA L.VTKA, lT.OHTlA, AT- FIVE DOLLARS PER ANNUM rpifE IMPORTANCE OF PALATKA AS A trade distributing point and railway center, and its magnificent location at the head of ocean navigation on the St. Johns, and in the midst of a charming farming and fruit produ cing section, renders it a natural focal point for the news of the Peninsular, and affords the opportunity to make it what it is pro nounced by the press to be, a first-class news paper, both in its make-up and in the charac ter of its collated news. POLITICALLY The News is Democratic, and while it will be courteous to all, it will stand steadfast in its adherence to those principles of that party, the snccess of wliich'alonc insures liberty and good government. The Year 1884 is a Campaign Year Both the National and State Campaigns are to be waged. Towards the settlement of the momentous political issues they involve, THE E W S will give its untiring efforts to influence pub lic opinion for the best interests of the people. To do this more effectually, the editors will at once begin the publication of The Weekly News A folio 43-eolumn paper, equipped with the currnet news, or a complete digest of the hap penings of the week. This publication, at the price of E DOLLAR we hope to introduce into every household in this section too remote to lie reached by our Daily. We urge our friends, both in and out of Putnam county, to aid us in. the distribution of both our publications. A copy will be mailed free to the getter-up of clubs of the sulweribevs to either the Daily or Weekly editions. Address all correspondtMoe to THE PALATKA DAILY NEWS. EOBT. IR, ZRIEIHD, THE ZEAJSOXTST STOEE PALATKA, FLORIDA. ZRotyfc. IR IR,ec3 & Son, KZ"o.Ikzb TPa.-m -i "l y Store lieu k ji, Dealers in General Merchandise. A Full Line of Goods Kept in Each De partment. Always give us a Call. VEETEEES & GO. ai aviioiksat.t: diai.khs tn FLOUR, GRITS, CORN, HAY, OATS, BRAN, COTTON SEED SV1EAL & FERTILIZERS. GRIFFIN'S BLOCK, WATER STREET, PALATKA, FLA. All Orders Will Receive Prcmnt Attention end Quick Shipments Made H. L. (i KEEN. MARTIN GRIFFIN. JR ZET GrRSET & CO. DEALERS IN Keep constantly on hand a full and attractive stock of BOOTS AND SHOES FOR MENS', BOYS' AND LADIES' WEAR We ask an inspection of our etook, No trouble to show goods. Don't come up to the fuast and be found without a wedding garment. All the best manufacturers arc represented in our stock, both hand aud machine goods. .Ladies and Gents very line goods a specialty. Lemon Street, PALATKA, FLORIDA. ZB-HnTIK: OIF1 WM. JT. WINEGM1 -V GcneVal ISaiiltlui? I5iis-Iiios.k Transacted. Huy unl ForeiKii Kxehaiigc. Correspondents: New 'oi'k IMivst Na tional IJanlv; Kountze ISrot., liostons aiuverlek National llanlc. D. 7. HILL & CO. ZPoocfL"U-Ge3 & Com rn ission Shipments of Potatoes, Onions, OfcLlmges, etc., received daily. Consignments of Florida Fruits. Vegetables ami Produce solicited. Refcrcnces: Win. J. Winetrar & Co., Bankers, Palatka; E. C. & C. S. Tiffany, San Mateo, Fla. OPEKA UOLSB BtJLLDLNG, PALATKA, FLA. P. CUNNEELY, IMPORTER OF FineWines,Liquors Acker, Merrall & Co.'s Clioio IJrjuiclx of Imported Segars o Billiard and Bowling Parlors Attached Wateii Street, PALATKA, FLA. FOE SALE Y LAKGE, COMFORTABLE TWO-STORY LOG HOUSE, with wide verandas on all sides, the coolest place and healthiest situation iu the pine woods around Palatka. Only half an hours drive from town. Kitchen and outhouse for servants separate. A good well with splen did and abundant water, fine garden, green houses, orange, lemon and other fruit trees; wagon shed and stables for horses and cows, chicken yard with alxiut fifty laying hens. Address, O. llox 183, Tost Office. Palatka, Fla. Or, E. It. McKEAN, Real Estate Agent. GOOD NEWS FOlf NORTHBOUND TRAVELERS QN AND AFTER MARCH 25, 14, THE GEORGIA AND FLORIDA INLAND STEAM BOAT COMPANY will organize a perfect day light service from Jacksonville every Monday, Wednesday and Friday to all points North, known as the MONTGOMERY ROUTE. Only eleven hours from Jacksonville to Sa vannah. Leave Jacksonville, F. Sc J. It. R 7:30 a. m. Leave Fernandina by Palace St'in's. ..S:4" a. m. Arrive Montgomery a-A7i p. m. Arrive Savannah ti:2." p. m. NO HURRY OR BUSTLE, NO HEAT OR DUST. Sure connections made with steamers for Boston, New York and Philadelphia, also with fast trains from Savannah to all points North and West. Rates as low as by any other line. F'or Tickets and information apply to LEVE fc ALDEN, Moragne Pharmacy. Vfull five octave Oil notes) Onran, three feet ten inches high; three feet four and a half innches wide, full size Parlor Organ, suitable for Lodges, Sunday Schools, Vestries, Singing Schools. Any one wishing a Good, Strong and well-made instrument, for the small sum of S25.00, call and look at ttiem on Kirby Mreet, (Organ Case on the Piazza.;. S. H. Morhii.i.. IN CHANCERY. In Circuit Court, Fifth Judicial Circuit, State of Florida, in and for Putnam County. STEPHEN HART, l vs JOHN It. MARSHALLand f JANE MARSHALL, his wife, j TT APPEARING BY AFFIDAVIT THAT the defendants reside out of the Fifth Ju dicial Circuit, of the State of Florida, and be yond the limits of said State, to-wit.: in the State of Arkansas. Now, therefore, it is or dered that the defendants, John R. Marshall and Jane Marshall, his wife, do appear and ad swer the complainants bill Hied against them in the Court on or before the Ttb day of July, l&st, otherwise said bill may be taken pro eon fesso. Witness my hand, and the seal of our said Court, thus, 21st March, ISM. skalI Wm. F. Forward. Clerk Circuit Court. FI o v i l si MNTS IPnL-A-TIKIA CO., UuVIN'ItlSUS. Savannah, Florida & "Western lt'y Wayoi'oss Slovt Iiijo. All trains of this road are run by Centra (!K)th) Meridiam time, which is ft! minutop slower than Jacksonville time. ON and after Sunday, November IU, 18S.1, Passenger Trains will leave and arrive as follows: CHARLESTON EX Pit ESS. Leave Jacksonville daily at H::m a m Arrive at Jacksonville daily at lo-.ui p m Arrive at Callahan daily at V;l' a in Arrive at Waycross daily at TJ:) a m Arrive at Suwannee. 3:15 pm Arrive at Like Oak daily at ;t:4;i p iu Arrive at New Branford daily at ,r:(K) p in Arrive at Brunswick daily at :i:o p m Arrive at Jessup daily at 12:1.1 pm Arrive at Savannah daily at t,':.15 p in Leave Savannah daily at .. $:m p m Arrive at Vomanee daily at 5:10 p m Arrive at. Charleston daily at s-.iVt p m Arrive at Thomasville daily at ih'St j m Arrive at Batnbridge daily at 5:10 p m Arrive at Chattahoochee daily at 5::( p in Arrive at Pensacola daily at 11:45 p in Arrive at Mobile daily at 4:45 a in Arrive at New Orleans dailvat 10:10 a m Pullman Parlor Cars On this train, Jackson vile to Savannah. Connecting at Chattahoochee with rensnco la and Atlantic Railroad daily for Pensacola, Mobile, New Orleans, Texas and all trans-Mississippi points. Pullman Buffet and Sleeping Cars on this train, Jacksonville to Pensacola, Mobile and New Orleans. This Train connects at New Branford with steamer Caddo Belle, leaving for Cedar Key and Suwanec River points every Monday and Thursday morning, arriving at Cedar Key the same afternoon. Returning, leaves Cedar Key every Tuesday and Friday mornings after ar rival of G ulf steamships. FAST MAIL. Leave Jacksonville daily at 2:20 p m Arrive at Jacksonville daily at 2:'M p in Arrive at Callahan daily at. x.w p in Arrive at Waycross daily as 5:05 p in Arrive at Jessup daily at :; p in Arrive ut Savannah dailvat 8:17 pm Arrive at Charleston daily at 1:45 a in Arrive at Wellington. 1). C, daily at..ll. -no p m Arrive at New York daily at :.'jo a in Pullman Palace Parlor Cars on this train be tween Jacksonville and Savannah. Connecting at Waycross with Through Pull man Palace Buffet and Drawing Room Sleep ing Cars, Waycross to New York without change. JACKSONVILLE EXPRESS. Leave Jacksonville daily at 5:20 p m Arrive at Jacksonville daily at 9:.'W a m Arrive at Callahan daily at 6:15 p in Arrive at Waycross daily at S):05 p m Arrive at Albany daily at 2.-5 a m Arrive at Jesup daily at ji:40 p m Arrive at Macon daily at 7:00 a m Arrive at Atlanta daily at 12:25 p m Arrive at Chattanooga daily at 8:50 p m Arrive at Nashville daily at 1.25 a m Arrive at Louisville daily at 7:50 u m Arrive at Cincinnati dailv at 7:00 a m Arrive at Chicago daily at :io p in Arrive at St. Louis daily at tlio p m Pullman Sleeping Cars on this Train to Cin cinnati via the Waycross and to Chattanooga via Jesup. EAST FLORIDA EX PRESS. Leave Jacksonville daily at .. 9:.'50 pin Arrive at Jacksonville daily at 7:00 a m Arrive at Callahan dailv at 10:17 p in Arrive at Waycross daily at 12:20 a in Arrive at Jesup daily at 1:50 a m Arrive at Savannah daily at 5:25 a m Arrive at Augusta daily at 12:20 p m Arrive at Charleston daily at 11:45 a m Arrive at Washington daily at 10:25 a m Arrive at New Vork daily at 5::io p m Arrive at Thomasville daily at 7:15 a m Arrive at Albany daily at 11:15 a m Arrive at Montgomery daily at H-.'.nt p ni Arrive at New Orleans daily at 10:10 a ni Arrive at Nashville daily at 8:10 u m Arrive at Louisville daily at 3:00 p m Arrive at Cincinnati daily at 7:25 n ni Arrive at St. Louis daily at ' 7I50 a m Arrive at Chicago daily ut . 7-00 a in Pullman Palace Buffet and Drawing' Room Sleeping Cars on this Train to Washington. Pullman Palace Sleeping Cars, Jacksonville to Savannah. Pullman Sleeping Cars on this Train to Louis ville via Thomasville. Pullman Hotel and Sleeping Curs on this Tram to Cincinnati via Savannah. A Restaurant has been opened at Waycross, and abundant time will be allowed for meals by all passenger trains. Connecting at Savannah with steamers for New York, Philadelphia, Boston and Balti more. Connecting at Charleston with steamers for New York. Philadelphia and Baltimore. Trains on B. and W. R R. Iftive junction going west, at 12:10 p. m., and for Brunswick at 12:10 p. m., daily. Through tickets sold t all points by Rail and Steamship connections, and Baggage Checked through. Also Sleeping Car lertlis and sections secured at Company's Office iii Astor's Building, 84. Bay street, and at Depot Ticket Office. JAS. L. TAYLOR, REIVES, AgenTeral P"' For Sale. T WO CONE PULLEYS, (one a split pulley.) L three inch face, four steps, from ten to flf teen inches diameter. Apply at THIS OFFICE.