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?"
"I am glad of that," says the fa
ther, a look of relief passing over
"Why?" asks Bertie.
"Because," replies Mr. Cecil, there
is still a chance for you to break
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
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.
A FULL AND COMPLETE LINE OF EVEYT1IING IN THE
Hardware and G
WE ASK AN INSPECTION OF OUR STOCK.
GRIFFIN'S BRICK BLOCK, CORNER
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
Keep constantly on hand a complete stock of
We have now an assortment of
VERY FINE TEAS
LANSING & CO.,
XEW YOKK, 18B4.
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rpifE IMPORTANCE OF PALATKA AS A
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and its magnificent location at the head of
ocean navigation on the St. Johns, and in the
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be waged. Towards the settlement of the
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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.
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we hope to introduce into every household in
this section too remote to lie reached by our
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Putnam county, to aid us in. the distribution
of both our publications.
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of clubs of the sulweribevs to either the Daily
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EOBT. IR, ZRIEIHD,
THE ZEAJSOXTST STOEE
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.
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.
WM. JT. WINEGM1
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ForeiKii Kxehaiigc. Correspondents: New 'oi'k IMivst Na
tional IJanlv; Kountze ISrot., liostons aiuverlek National
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.
Acker, Merrall & Co.'s
Clioio IJrjuiclx of
Billiard and Bowling
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
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
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,
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 Circuit Court, Fifth Judicial Circuit, State
of Florida, in and for Putnam County.
STEPHEN HART, l
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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"'
T WO CONE PULLEYS, (one a split pulley.)
L three inch face, four steps, from ten to flf
teen inches diameter. Apply at
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