i'HE DAILY NEWS.
: .-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
Tir Tjvf.mCity of Palatka. You
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"
"Always,'' "Spanish cheroot," and "Our Dar-
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.
IlEXHY A. MEYEH& CO.
Monev to loan on first-class security.
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.
!;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
Imi- Oil. Paint. White-Lend, Varnishes,
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-
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
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,
"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
about a Congressional
"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
"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
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
" 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.
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
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
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
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.
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
Judge Benj. Harrison went up the
river Friday night, and will probably re
D. Boteler Thompson, of Lake City,
was in Palatka yesterday, and gave us a
Mr. B. M. Miller found his Irish setter
pup that he advertised as. lost yesterday.
He had strayed over into a neighbor's
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
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
3Iiifsieul IiiNt jruiiieiit w iintl
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
C. F. SULZNER,
"dem Clty'Iusie Store,
CALHOUN BLOCK, Lomon Street.
. G. LASSETE
DEALER IN ALL KINDS OF FANCY AND
w-TIoadouarters for the Best Flour, Suprar,
Butter, Cheese and Cijrars in the city. Will
pay the highest market price for all country
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
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,
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.
WO 1 iOni!
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
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
WITH ABSOLUTE ACCURACY FROM THE CHOICEST
Imported and Domestic Pharmaceutical Preparations
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.
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 ;
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.
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