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i'HE DAILY NEWS.
rORUESrOXDEXCE : .-iteii on all interesting topics throughout 'i -t; to. We will be especially grateful for i !.. ! itomanf interest to the DUbliC. News r:t l.v wire should be abbreviated wnen prac ;..iil lc, and sent after 6 o'clock, p. ra., address- AGENTS FOR THE NEWS. ti.o fniir.winu- crentlemen are the authorized i .rents of The Palatka Daily and Weekly N't.ws, In their several localities: W. 11. DeWitt, San Mateo. W. C. Valentine. Nashua. ('. S. Packard, Welaka. R. M. Hard, Norwalk. .1 K Marshall, Fruitland, Fla. .1 1 MeCallum, Orange Mills, Fla. A. B. Jlartlett, Georgetown. Daniel Darling, Drayton Island. K. K. Higley, I-ake George. J. L. Burton, Crescent City. J. C. Strickland, Interlachen. A. Munroc, McMeekin. Wm. C. Braddack, Seville. J. S. Cowdon, fct. Augustine. H. A. Vogelbach, Melrose. PALATKA, FLA., MAY 11, 1884. rPJio laily News i '.in lo purchased at F. C. COCII KANE'S NEWS STAND, at the Post Office. rPli? News Odiee. The office ..f The Daily News is located on Water street, in the new building next to ileid's Keneral store. DAILY WEATHER KEPOKT. The thermometer at the Moragne Pharmacy registered vosteruay w degrees hi a. degrees at 12 m. and 74 degrees at B p. m in. Hearting? Tir Tjvf.mCity of Palatka. You ue particularly requested to dep sit your tax re turns for the year lss4,at the Collector's Olhce, during the next week. J. W. Woods Tax Assessor P. C. Good table board at reasonable rates, also a few rooms at Mrs. McClellan s, r.piseopai .rar- sonape. Front and Madison streets. wmthe time to null "The Family store" M'a "Always,'' "Spanish cheroot," and "Our Dar- lings. Boa hi). Furnished rooms with or without board, at the house lately occupied by -Mr, Richardson, corner First and Railroad streets. Also table board. To The Pl'buc-Mr. Lewis does not deliver bread for us any more, Mr. Goodson will de liver it in future himself. Kesj)ectfuly. IlEXHY A. MEYEH& CO. Monev to loan on first-class security. In- quire of Judge Thompson. Go to 1 Alton's Wood Yard, at corner of River and Front streets, for Wood sawed and so1' to suit customers. Just the nicest Boquet Creamy Butter and Meese at the Family Store. it. k. keip. Go to Da Ron's Wood Yard, at coi ner of luver anu i'ioiii. ureeis, iuj imnancuiw plit to suit customers. Co to Dalton's Wood Yard, at corner of iiver and Front streets, for Wood sawed and : plit to suit oustoiin-rs. My Choice Si ock nf Family Can Goods, and some new OraiMs at ways introuueeu io incase th" customers oi " ! lie lamuy More." "i'i'E Harnett P 1 i Savannah, Ga., will . comfortable and i! m i-.i're the uniform c-.v " i.ujoct of general ivi u'i'v $J tr day. CI: : : ni ter. Savannah. Visitors !;nd the Harnett House -.irable stopping place. ellence of the table is a i.uk, while the price is ago National Hotel ue- i'ull line of paints always on hand at . Meyer's paint store. For artistic signs sec J. H. Merryday. s; a: painting and carriage painting a i..!;y at L. Meyer's paint store. 1 1 j mi want the best material and workman . ti: j v. hen you paint, go to .1. H, Merryday. I'rosh ujriver Oraiipres. very line tjuality. received every day. at Tomkius.& Weeks, on lie wharf. Imi- Oil. Paint. White-Lend, Varnishes, llr Brushes, Turpentine, Mineral Sperm, Cylinder Mid Black Oil, Sand-Paper, Brown and White Olues is at "The Family Store." li. It. Reip. At the Putnam Pharmacy, Neroli Cologne, prepared irom a cuoice reciie. irueina, an excellent preparation tor tneteetn. iteconi- mended by the best dentists. Prescriptions eomiM,. , led with absolute accuracy at all homs oi the day and night. First -class Groceries, at very low prices, are being sold at Mclaury & Co.'s new store. Wehh & Nichols are the agents at Talatka or all lands anil lots at Welshton. Those wishing lots near the depot, nt first price, must apply soon. Step into Webb & Nichols and take a look at the plat. othing like it. Purchase the Orange Tree Cultivator. New Spring Harrow, Steel Plows with all the fixtures, Farm and Garden Tools and Implements, Conart & Gardner Wheel harrows, Stop Laders, Hardware, Crockery, Willow, Wood and Tin Ware, Harnes, Saddlery, all at "The Family Store." R. It. P.FTO A Good Investment. "Say, Mr. News," remarked a me chanic, yesterday. "Why don't you get after the monied men and property own ers of Palatka, and get them to build a number of cottages to rent. Any num ber of them could be filled with hard working and prompt paying people. Tiiere are numbers of mechanics at work here now who have left their families in other places because of the scarcity of 1 louses and consequent high rents iu Pa latka. What we need, and what will make our town grow faster than any- other one thing, is cheap homes for work ing men, where they can live comforta bly and have their families with them. Palatka is growing right along and will soon lo quite a city, and I tell you she wants the class of citizens who will occu py the houses I speak of. By furnishing good, comfortable homes, at reasonable rents, the lest class of mechanics will be induced to made this their home. Stir em' up! there is plenty of room here for such buildings, and it will be no trouble to fill them with excellent and prompt- paying tenants." The gentleman has stated the case so clearly that we use his own words, and call the attention of our citizens to the suggestions he n nkes. They AY ore Trained. "What's the n-ii or with those chick- i. Uncle Jim V" :ked the driver of the :nsfer wagon, su o ping in front of an ! darkey's hou.-c. " Wcjl, yer see, bo-s, de rent for de house is due, and I hain't tot do money to jay i: wid. Dem chickens understand the uashun, and won dey-seen yer wagin Icy Ust laid down and crossed deir legs t l 'tied and moved to a new house. A r see, boss, I has to move "bout once a v.i- .ithon 'count of de rent, and dem i hi' Lens is trained. Dey is de best eddi ' aled fowels in Palatka," and the old : urn's eyes sparkled with pride as Le gazed on his possession of live stock. THE C03IIXG CA3IPAIGX. What IIou. P. P. Bishop Has to Say of Various Candidates. Hon. P. P. Bishop was in Palatka yes terday, and a reiorter of The News. knowing that the public would like to know his opinions on all public questions, called his attention to an editorial in yes terday's paper in reference to candidates for the various offices that are to be filled this fall, and, after he had read it, pro ceeded to interview him, with the fol- Iowin result : "Mr. Bishop, if you have no objection, will you tell the readers of The News who is your choice for Governor?" I think very highly of General Perry, and believe he would make an excellent Governor. He is not my first choice, however.'' "Whom do .you prefer?' "Well, if I had the matter in charge, I should nominate George F. Drew. I thought the nomination honestly be longed to him four years ago, and was exceedingly disappointed at his not re ceiving it. But it was argued very earn estly that so long as the Constitution gives the Governor his present enormous appointing power, no man ought to hold the office two consecutive terms. That argument, of course, is now out of the way, so far as Drew is concerned. In my view, it is a fine thing for a party to manifest a little gratitude now and then, and I cannot help feeling that there is an fnr southing. nf that sort in - " connection with this matter. In 10 b, when no one believed in the possibility of eting'a Democrat of different ante- cedents, and when, as a matter of fact, no , l, ,.;i.;i; ;,.wi TW,,- VL- tlio State of Florida and made a present of it to the Democratic party. Then he gave us an administration of such a character as to raise the Democratic majority, in four years, from five hundred to five thousand. It really seems to me that such facts as these ought not to be for gotten." "Do you intend to make a fight for your favorite at the convention?" "O, no; I expect to be more than a thousand miles from Florida the 25th of June. Besides, I am not sure that Drew will permit his name to go before the convention." "Well, how about a Congressional candidate ?" "I am strongly inclined to favor the nomination of Charley Dougherty. I served with him in the Legislature seven vears aero, and came to entertain a verv , . . , . . . , . i 1 lllgll esuiJ-uite ul ilia ixumiy uiu li uii- worthiness. We can all see that he has been steadily growing since that time. He would make us a very useful repre sentative. He is an untiring worker, and utterly fearless in maintaining his positions." "The News suggested you as a possible candidate for Congress ; what are your intentions in that respect ?" "I am greatly obliged to The News for the complimentary terms in which it speaks of me ; but my candidacy is out of the question. I have not the physical strength for such a canvass as ought to be made. I could not undertake to do all the work that vou have a right to re- . i v 7 "V Mpuie i vuui i.uiuuuuc. iuu nam it and dav, and speak at every school-house in the district Dougherty will suit you exacthT in this respect, for, in addition to all his other qualifications, he has the , , c j. -n puysieai vigor oi ;t prize iignier. rormy own part, I am very fond of my position of a private in the ranks, because it gives me a chance to express myself on public matters without any suspicion of mv having under consideration the bearing of anything I may say on my personal fortunes."' About Hee Culture. We learned from a gentleman who was in the city yesterday, that bee culture is exciting a great deal of attention in the neighborhood of New Smyrna. "Are there many apiaries there?" asked the reporter. " Yes, several." "Any large ones? " " Well, there is a Mr. Hart, who has about one hundred and fifty colonies, and has shipped about forty barrels of honey." " Pretty good; any more like it ?"' "Yes, a Mr. Alston, a Swede, who started on a small scale, and now has in the neighborhood of two hundred colonies, all in improved patent hives, and he shipped as many as thirty-six bar rels of honey at one time." " Much profit in the business?" " I should think ihere was. One of the gentleman mentioned cleared something over fifteen hundred dollars. All the others, I understand are satisfied with the results of their labor.' "Do you think many will go into the business?" " I hear a great many talking about it. The business is very pleasant, and the profits sure, and I do not see why Florida should not ship honey in large quantities. The market will never be crowded or overstocked. Yes, sir, a great many will go into the business when they un- deratand how pleasant and profitable it is. The old shingle-mill, situated on the river, near the upper end of the Ham mock, is growing in popularity as an evening resort. Sheltered from the view of the residences by trees and shrubbery, the boys indulge themselves in a free and easy "lay off," puffing their segars and enjoying the gentle zephyrs as they float lerfume laden across the bosom of the beautiful St. Johns. Hart's garden is now in full bloom, aud attracts universal admiration from all who see it. CITY NOTES. Points about women pins. Mrs. R. R. Reid is- visiting St. Au? ur, tine. The Famous Golden Egg Cigar is only to be had at C. H. Padgett. " The Convent has had a new fence and other improvements made around it. A very pleasant surprise part' was given Miss Jossie C. Reid Thursday evening at her father's residence by our people. Mr. Thos. Shelley has cleared away the orange trees on his lot just beyond Ma sonic Hall preparatory to moving the south cottage of the Putnam House on it. Captain Adams has the prettiest, patch of corn we have seen and it will be only a short time before he will be enjoying a bountiful supply of delicious green corn. Only one case in the Mayor's Court yes terday morning. Young Nelson, colored, was up, charged with abusing his wife, and left sfl and costs to pay for his play fulness. The steamer Chesepeak, of Tysen & Smith's line, left Cedar Key Friday on her way to the St. Johns river, where she will run between Jacksonville, Palat ka and Enterprise. The Florida strawberries only grow on low, ordinary vines. By the time they get north they are so high we supposed they grew on church spires and weather vanes. Hawkeye. We learn the Methodist Sunday School will give an excursiou next Wednesday to some neighboring point. The school will decide the question as to where they will excurt to-day. The Palatka 'Typographical Union No. 133 meets to-day at 2 o'clock, at the office of the Palatka Herald. As business of importance w ill come before the body, a full attendance is desired. Mr. J. H. Merryday, artissic house and sign painter, has an advertisement in The News this morning, to which we call attention. His work is done in the lest manner, and he is always reasonable in his charges. The magnolia trees along the river front, draped in grey moss and decked with flowers, present a beautiful appear ance, and does not fail to arrest the eye and elicit some expression of admiration from the passers-by. We noticed in Mr. B. J. Grooms' show cae yesterday a mammoth fruit cake, fancifully- iced over, that weighed about fifteen pounds. The cake was a beauty, and was tempting enough to excite the appetite of a sea-sick tourist. There is no abatement in the interest manifested in the military company by its niemlxvs. A full attendance turned out to the drill Friday night, and the boys are determined to make the" Gem City Guards the crack company of Flor ida. A gentleman advertised a lot of maps, which he lost, in yesterday morning's News, and the maps were brought to this office before the ink on the paper had hardly dried. Thus is shown every day the good results of patronizing our adver tising columns. Circulation constantly increasing and advertising rates liberal. Till: CL AIJIil'K CM 15. Iiatest Xews of the "Wanderers The Arrival of the President at Tiake George. The moon hung o'er the waters, And over the sleeping town, When off the Steamer Draper stepped, Two men of high renown. One was of the Clabber Club, Whereof the News doth tell, The other handles boxes and pills, And bottles passing well. Now to them came a farmer. And offered each a cot, But loudly cried the chairman bold, " Kind friends this pleaseth not. No rest for me in walls so close,"' And his tones were stern and high, "We came my friends a-camping out. And we'll do it if we die." The farmer brought the fat pine knot With moss he washed the pan Bold Ver trees sliced the bacon. And glad was Ackerman. The Judge's laugh was loud and free. lie cut a pointed stick, lie cooked his bacon till it was black. And the soot on it was thick. He eat it; his face grew full of care, Nocomfoit could he find; He swore he must have milk or sure Be choked on bacon rind. The milk the farmer quickly brought Who cares if the pail did leak? Then Verlrees took a heavenly drink, And started for Salt Creek. This is a mystic rivulet, That oft with fish is full, And when full parties seek the place, Across the lake they pull. So outward steered these sailors bold. The moonbeams s-himmered down, And bathed in glory rolling waves. And woodland sleeping town. Where are they now? They only said, "Straight up Salt Creek ve go," I truly know the creek is full. And doubtless they are too. So ask me not what is Jhx ir fate, Verlrees or Ackerman, But when your Club its meetings hold, Youll hear again from Van. Lake George, May T, 1SS1. 8. A. Martin, Esq., returned from Ocala yesterday, and reports that town in a floui ishing condition. He says building is going on at a lively rate. PET.SONALS. Mr. A. A. Presbrey, of Sanford, was in in the city yesterday. Mis Lillio Roux. of Fernandina, is on a visit to Mrs. J. B. Ley, her sister, in our city. Judge Benj. Harrison went up the river Friday night, and will probably re turn to-day. D. Boteler Thompson, of Lake City, was in Palatka yesterday, and gave us a pleasant call. Mr. B. M. Miller found his Irish setter pup that he advertised as. lost yesterday. He had strayed over into a neighbor's vard. HiON PVHITES? A Gold Mine in Putnam. Mr. J. Woods, tax assessorof thiscoun ty, im formed us yesterday that there was a genuine gold mine in Putnam County, and that it was situated on the place of Captain J ohn Harvey, near Si rum's Creek. In digging a well, at the depth of sixteen feet, a rock was struck, and in digging through it large quantities of small gold scales were found, and in a crevice of the rock a lump the size of a bird's egg was picked up that had the appearance of be ing rolled, and was pronounced by an old miner to be about ten karat gold. Mr. Woods is strongly of the opinion that there are " millions in it" if it is properly worked, but Captain Harvey says he would not sxil his well of water, which is claimed'to be the best in Florida, for a gold mine, and will not investigate fur ther. The Color I.diie on a Southern ICailroail. Complaint has been made against the conductors of the Atlanta and Charlotte Air-Line Railwav for allowing colored passengers to ride in first-class cars, and several sharp passages have occurred. A day or two ago Mr. Walter R. Brown, a leading lawyer and Democratic politi can, took a first-class passage on an Air Line train, and became indignant when he found himself hedged in front and rear by colored passengers. When the con ductor came for his ticket he refused to give it, because, he said, " My ticket calls for first-class accommodations, which I have not got while I am surrounded by negroes, as I am hero." The conductor threatend to put him off at the next sta tion and other passengers expressed the determination that he should not be put off. Before the next station was reached the conductor returned, and, with a po lite bow, asked Mr. Brown to accompany him to the Pullman sleeper. This was warmly applauded by the passengers, who only regretted that they had not adopted the same methods of securing a first-class passage. It is inferred that this policy will be generally followed hereafter. PIANOS! ORGANS! 3Iiifsieul IiiNt jruiiieiit w iintl SEWING MACHINES, Clioiii for Cash suitl on . y tonus of payment when gold on install ment phm. I liiiy direct from manufacturtus and give my customers benetits of commissions pan i to "Agents. $5.00 to $25.00 Saved S ! I Machines and Ortrans shipped to any railroad depot or steamboat .landing within tifty milos of Palatka, with privilege of examination and return at my expense tree ot cost, it not per fectly satisfactory. C. F. SULZNER, "dem Clty'Iusie Store, CALHOUN BLOCK, Lomon Street. . G. LASSETE THE irocer, X'silsitlvfi, ITloiilji. DEALER IN ALL KINDS OF FANCY AND STAPLE GROCERIES. w-TIoadouarters for the Best Flour, Suprar, Butter, Cheese and Cijrars in the city. Will pay the highest market price for all country produce. THE FINE. NEW STEAMER CAPTAIN JOHN L. AMAZEEN, HAS IiFKN PERMANENTLY PLACED ON the route between Jacksonville, Sanford and Enterprise, in connection with the New York and Charleston Steamship Company and the Steamship City of I'alatka, Making all ihe Landings U tween I'alatka and Sanford, Leaving Jack sonville every Monday and Thursday, at 4 p. in., close connections made at Aster with St. Johns and Iike Eust is railroad, and at Sanford with South Florida railroad. Connects at I'alatka with Florida Southern railroad. Freights Taken as Low as anv com,ctin2- line. For rates of freight and tickets, and further information, apply to H. GAILY ARD, As-ent, office on wharf, f oot of Horan St., E. E. HIGLEY, S. V. GODDEN, Managers. in- LEVE & ALDEN, Cor. Bay ?.nl Ocean sts., Jacksonville. - I HAVE JUST OPENED A first -class Meat Market, and keep constant ly on hand a supply f fresh beef. iork, poul try, tw id vegetables in season. Goods delivered 1 rtn. G ive me a trial is all I ask. C. II . VfIGG, cor. Lemon & 3rd Sts. 8 WO 1 iOni! FRESH ARRIVALS. G- jo la, "t Dri-ves I n Prints, Lawns, Muslins, Cambrics And all the Latest and Most Desirable and Popular makes in STAPLE AND FANCY DRY GOODS. To ICeep Xs?o witli tlo Growtli oi om City jiimI tlio Ooiitinti:tl IiK'i4uo l Oui Tnnle in tliix imi'tiuoiLt Ave luivo :icl(ltl lsirl;v to o And as early as this in the season, have already duplicated our LARGE SPRING ORDERS, Vntl Avill receive thi week :i new supply oi'tlie Very Latest in Dress Goods, Laces, Harnburgs, Rustlings, Trimmings and Millinery. ALSO FIFTY CASES FIXE SHOES. DEVEREUX, ROGERO & SON. DISSTON PURCHASE-4,000,000 Acts FLORIDA LAND ANDlMPROVEMENT COMPANY. IIAMITON PISTON, President. J. J. DUNNE, Vice-President. LANDS FOR SALE AT GOVERNMENT PRICE OF $1.25 PER ACRE. IN BLOCKS OF NOT LESS THAN HO NOR MORE THAN fiit) ACRES. WITHIN SIX MILES OF RAILROAD LINE, PRICE $2.50 PER ACRE. THESE LANDS INCLUDE ALL VARIETIES OF UPLAND AND LOVLND AND ARE X adapted to Oranjres, Lemons, Limes Pine-Apples. Banaiuias, Sutrar-Cane, Early Vegetables, etc., and are chiefly in the counties of St. Johns, Volusia, Brevard, Onm;re. Sumter, Levy Hernando. Hillsborough, Polk. Manatee and Monroh. Our Lands Rreelling-rapidly. Thousands of settlers have located on them dni-insr the past six monlhs. Do not delay if you want them at present Itw Prices. ;;Stock of this company will be received at 45.(k'i jht share in payment lor land located in compact bodies of (540 acres or more. For further informatiii uppiy "at lite ollice of the com pany. W. T. FORBES, Land Commissioner, Jacksonville. Fla. An Unadulterated Natural Guano, imported direct into Savan nah, Ga., from the Orchilla Islands in the Garribbean 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. ORDERS PROMPTLY FILLED AND INFORMATION FURNISHED ON APPLICATION BY S. II. liOYALI, cSc CO., Importers Ajrents, Water street, PALATKA, FLORIDA. SAVE FROM 25 BY HAVING YOUR rescnpfion WITH ABSOLUTE ACCURACY FROM THE CHOICEST Imported and Domestic Pharmaceutical Preparations AT THE PUTNAM P HA FARRAR & JONES, Contractors, IJuilclerw and General J obhors MERRYDAY'S BL'K, Cor. LEMON & 3RD Sts., ! Are prepared to do all work in their line at j most reasonable rates. Door and Window ! Screens a specialty. Also dealers in Carriages, ! Bujrfries. Carts. Wajrons and Harness. Any- ; thing- not on band in this line can be furnished ! on short notice. TJ7V13I:ilT.VIIIVQ. j A full stock of embalming- and self-sealin(t I Caskets and Buriai Cases, from the cheapest to ) th finest. Undertaking- rooina open day and ; night ! feS BBS took T. II. ASIU'KY, Tri aMirrr. R. SALIXCEi:. Secretary. TO 50 PER CENT A C Y. FACTS WORTH KNOWING! That we have not ojiend a carriasre reposito ry for the purpose of selling- oil a lot of cheap (foods, but it is a fact that we have opened a re pository for the sale of lirst-ela.'wi troods We have come to stay and intend to make oiir re pository a credit to I'alatka and old Putnam county. Our stock consists of iadies' carts la dies' pha-tons, end spriiij? and side-bar top b'uir tries, farm and express wagons and carts of J. R. DEY'S MAKE, JACKSONNILLE, platform sprinjf wa-on. Watertown jrr.M-ers' wagons, two-horse gearing-, lumber eHn2 broad t.re Harness of all grades, iIck s,- f haht whij. All our jrpod are warranted to be just what we recommend them to l (J r us a call and that we mean business FARRAR &l JONES, MERRYDAY'S BUlLJHNrj, Lemon Opposite Court blouse. Compounded