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& j"" - m jJ NEWS. JLjL u a VOLUME I. PALATKA. FLORIDA. TUESDAY. JUNE X 1884. NUMBER 8)5. TELEGRAPHIC SPARKLES, Till IiATKST NEWS FROM ALIi PARTS BY Willi AXI) CAIiliE. WARMING UP THE CANVASS FOR ARTHUR AND BLAINE. Chicago, May 29. The talk alxiiit the hotels to-day has been principally in the nature of brag on the part of the Arthur men and of quiet, confident statements by the Blaine leaders. There is not much said of the dark horses. Mr. Ed mund's name has hardly been mentioned. More is heard of Logan than any other candidate beside Blaine and Arthur. "Wo want no dark horse," said Chair man Warren to-day. "It must le Ar thur or Blaine." ' In a jolly frame of mind tcf-night "Clint" Wheeler and Carrol approached Mr. FJkiriH and said: "Let's have Blaine or Arthur; no dark horse." Tin's illustrates the feeling about dark rses. There have J x-en a good, many mes mentioned as dark horses, hx- rict Attorney Corkhill was busy to pointing out the strong elements in he possible nomination of Associate Jus tice Miller, and the loom was confined to himself. Another gentleman was similarly engaged in behalf of Associate Justice Harlan, withalxmt the same suc cess. An Arthur man from New York said that he was not in favor of dark horses, but if one was chosen, ho thought Andrew D. White would be a good man. No talk has been heard to-day of Ilaw- lcy, Sherman, Harrison or Grcsliain. "We have no second choice," said Mr. Elkins. "We are for James (i. Maine." Charles Emory Smith, of the Philadel phia Press, added: "I was just thinking that I had not heard a single Blaine man mention the name of any other person as a possible candidate. That is lxcause we are so confident of his nomination. The situation never looked Itetter for us. We have a complete organization and are at work in all directions. The result will show for itself on the first ballot." ATTENTION TO THE SOUTHERN DELKOAETS. The Blaine men do not like the Arthur actics of bringing as many as possible of the Southern delegates by way of Washington, when; they are held over ami cared for by the Federal officers. Promises of office have leen showered among the delegates by the Arthur lead ers. It was ascertained to-day that the same territorial appointment had been promised to at least two delegates who bail agreed to vote for Arthur. That may have been done without the Presi dent's knowledge, but the same kind of work has been done in various States. The many opjointments at the disposal of the President have not lx'en so long withheld without a purpose. LONDON STANDS A ( 1 1 A ST. London, May HI. 12:2") p. m. The coming of daylight this morning showed that the damage caused hy the dynamite explosions last night was fully equal to the worst anticipations. Dense crowds of curious and excited people are visiting t he scenes of the explosions. Policemen are drawn up in line across various streets in the vicinity so as to prevent the access of the multitudes. Orders have been given by the authorities to leave the wreckage altogether untouched until a tin rough examination lias been made by Col. Laiende, Chief Inspector of Explo sives. At St. James' Theatre, a hundred yards distant, the explosions sounded like two claps of thunder. The audience was "sTTVUinfftTVTIi, which came near re sulting in a panic. Several ladies fainted. Men started to their feet ready to stam Hde. The audience was reassured by shouts bidding every one to sit still as no barm had leeii done. The second bomb in St. James' square exploded against the residence of Sir Watkin Wynn, lnemK r of Parliament. It produced a huge frac ture four feet in height by three in breadth. Windows were smashed and furniture damaged. The explosion cre ated great havoc in the Junior Carlton Club House. Numerous cases of wine in the cellar were completely destroyed. The club will remain closed for several days. An hour Ik? fore the explosions oc curred there was an outbreak of tire at the war office, which was speedily ex tinguished without causing serious dam age. It is unknown whether it was of incendiary origin. So far as is known up to the present hour thirteen jersons were more or less injured. Among these are five women. All the wounded are in hospitals. Five, including a ju) liceman, are in a precarious condition. WICKER TO BE RENOMINATED. Washington, May 31. It is under stood that after the Chicago Convention the President will reappoint Collector Wicker, of Key West, who has leen ex onerated from blame, it is understood, in connection with the Aguero affair. When Mrs. Henry Ward Beecher was reminded that Henry Irving, the actor, had in his book on America descriled her as at first cool in her reception of El len Terry as a guest, but had at the end of the visit been so entirely capitivated by the actress as to impulsively embrace her and weep in her arms, she'simply an swered "Nonsense!" I-iish potatoes by the thousand larrels are going to market from Monticello. INDICATIONS. FOR PRESIDENT OF UNITED STATES. Boston Bost : "My choice for Presi dent has been Samuel J. Tilden, but if it is true that he exerted himself to de feat the Morrison bill or is in sympathy with the monopoly dogs who brought ; about its defeat, I drop him from my list, ! and add as my choice for first place on j the ticket Cleveland, and Carlisle second, j But I will le perfectly satisfied with any j tariff reform man. Would not support a j protectionist on any account. i M. A. B., Augusta, Me., May 2, 1S4. Tallahassee Economist: "Cleveland, of New York, for President, with the pres tige of 102,000 majority for Governor of that State and his work of reform, and Carlisle, of Kentucky, backed by .0,000 majority in bis State: both having prin ciples and being men of principle, would make, we think, about the best ticket the Democrats could nominate. They are men who would, very likely, be suc cessful, and whose success, if successful, would count for something. FOR GOVERNOR OF FLORIDA. Tallahassee Economist: "As South Floiida names have been presented through the press we have brought them liefore our readers with one exception, that of the Senator from Hernando as to whose nomination, when suggested the columns of the Economist have been silent, because, whatever his merits, we have felt sure that South Florida took no stock in his aspirations." Lake City Reporter: "The Independ ents of Florida will meet in convention at Live Oak, in Senator William Bry son's office, on June ls'th. to nominate Mr. Frank Pope, of Madison, for Gov ernor; D. S. Walker, Jr., of Leon, Lieu tenant Governor; and J. N. Stripling, of Madison, for Congress from the Second District; Mr. McKinnon, of Washington, from the Firsi District. "This will comprise the entire delega tion, we learn, with the exception of Senator Bryson. whose position of host of the occasion, places him at a disadvan tage in pressing his claims; for modesty and etiquette require the comfortable disposition of his guests' lxfore his own claims can be entertained hy himself. Elector-at-large will probably be dished out to the Senator, unless, forsooth, he prefers holding himself in reserve for At torney General, under the Pope's dispen sation." "Jefferson," in the Floridian: "To-day there is not a more popular man in Jef ferson county than Mr. Pasco. As evi dence of this there will go to Pensacola a solid, enthusiastic delegation for him. Nor will this delegation be packed by any ring, clique or combination. It will be composed of the very best men in the count-, selected regardless of past differ ences, all feeling proud and rejoicing at the probability of the next Governor be ing from our own county." Live Oak Bulletin: "The Independent party visited our town in a body this week. There were four of them, and they had a meeting. We do not know to call it a convention or not. It was held with closed doors, and the proceed ings as yet are held from the dear peo ple; but it is to be presumed the plans were concocted and traps laid to capture the negro vote and oust the "cussed De mocrats" from power in the coming elec tion. " Monticello Constitution: "Who will le the Democratic candidates for the Senate and Assembly in this country? If the opposition had tenfold the strength t has. we would favor a nomination and straighout fight. No compromise, com bination or fusion, if you please. This is solid pluck, as well as good policy. Ed. News. Tallahassee Floridian (correspondence): " The political caldron has scarcely be gun to 'sizzle' in South Florida, the peo ple choosing rather to pursue their more remunerative vocations than rush heed lessly into a premature campaign. " This is by no means an evidence of apathy or indifference among the people. It scores one for their wisdom and com mon sense." Smaller Coins. Now Orleans Times-Democrat. The rich city of New York is demand ing the coining of half-cents as a needed convenience in several trades and lines of business. Toys, candies and innum erable small articles are now sold in that city for less than a cent, but there being no coin of smaller value than ten mills, it is necessary to purchase more than one perhaps really wants. Pine for kindling is sold in New York two bundles for a cent: apples, three for a cent. If you want onlv one vou cannot get it: vou j must buy three times as much as you j need, and give or throw away what you j do not want. The New York Sun. which made an inspection of the shops, found a general demand for small coin, such as a half cent, among both the shop-keepers and purchasers. It points out that nearly even other country - but ours has a smaller coinage. The French centime is only one-fifth of one cent; the Portu guese rei only one-tenth, and the Chi nese cash, or sen, of even less value. It was evidently the intention of the origi nal framers of our currency that we also should have a smaller coin than a cent the mill: but the mill is purely imagina ry, and has never leen called into life on account of the natural extravaganoe of the American. It has leen regarded hitherto as mean and stingy to care for the pennies, and it is only of late years that the Eurojean idea of economy and thrift has invaded this country, and to it is due this new demand for a half-cent. The cent itself has encountered great difficulty in making its way in many por tions of the Union. In the South, in some portions of the West, and on the Pacific coast, the man who wanted change for a picayune was looked down on as picayunish and contemptible. The cent was introduced into St. Louis just four years ago bv a cheap newspaper. This summer San Francisco will do the same. In New Orleans, as we know, we have not yet learned the thrift of the North and West. Our smallest money is five cents, and if bananas are worth a picayune a dozen, it is impossible to buy less than an entire dozen, in order, t haps. to eat a single one. STATE Pit ESN. A devil fish has recently been captured in Escambia bay. The Pensacolian trots out Hon. R. S. Mai lory for a probable successor of Con gressman Davidson. The Starke Telegraph brings forward the name of Col. Win. McAVilliams. of Italia, for Congress from the Second Dis trict. The citizens of Gainesville will proba bly petition the Chief Signal Officer for the establishment of a local signal sta- t ion at that point. A large number of Eastern speculators are in Gainesville with a view of making extensive purchases and a permanent set tlement. The Gainesville Guards are yet unde cided as to whether they will attend the military encampment near Pensacola on the loth of next month. The drought has caused a greet many oranges to drop from the trees about En terprise. Those that remain are very small for this time of the year. The Stafford prairie, near Brooksville, broke one day last week. The water has not been off for some time, and large num bers of fisAt had accumulated in it. Af ter all the water had run off there Were thousands left lying over the prairie. In some places near the sink the fish were piled up several feet deep. A young tramp, giving his name as Ileinrich Baer, put in his appearance at Marianna a few weeks since ragged, hun gry and dirty. After hearing his pitiful tale, Messrs. Brash & Son took him into their employ, furnishing him with a supply of new clothing and a boarding house, and. in fact, almost made a dude of him, but their kindness was unappre ciated, and he skipped out a few days s'uee. Fernandina Mirror: Mr. Cone, of Cone ville, in this county, brought to the Mir ror office oil the 21th an interesting ex hibit in reference to silk cuiture. On a few small palmetto leaves there were hundreds of silk cocoons, interspered like fruit on a tree, about the Elz3 of a large pecan, and of all shades of color. Mr. Cone is engaged in raising cocoons for market, and is quite satisfied with the success he had met. The cocoons are fed on the moms mullicaulis or Chinese mul beny, and are shipped in bulk to New Orleans, where a remunerative juice is ol itained. imir.r m kntiox. The total nuinher of separate farms in the United St;ites is 4.000,000, and their a.reate value is , 19,000,000.000. Blaine"s friends fear he lias leen de ceived in the New York delegation. One delegate remarked recently: "I do not approve the sentiment in my district which is for Blaine. I consider Arthur the stronger candidate." A Blaine man observed: "This kind of Blaine support isn't worth the powder to blow it up." Till recently Florence Nightingale hard ly has been heard of for some time. She was thirty-four years old when she achieved fame for the organizer of the noble corps of nurses in the Crimea. For a long while past she has Ieen an invalid and very weak, but lately she has come out very strong for female suffrage. (It'll. Butler was a conspicuous fignre on the floor of the House in Washington the other day. Tilted kick in a cane seat chair, and with a red flower in the hole of tils closely-buttoned coat, the ex ( I'ovemor chatted glibly of his prosjiocts for the Presidency, and in response to a query he declared that, if lie were not nominated by the Democracy in Chica go, he would run independently. A Wall street broker says in the New York Telegram: "Ten years ago I knew a man who had $11,000,000 and sevenc hildren. One day I asked did not retire. His answer was: 'Ihave 11 AAA AAA 1 t '1 t s 1 u.wv.uw auu sfen cnuuren. one uay him why he did not rei ire. His answer was : 'I have $11 ,000.000. I want just twelve. Isecause I have seven chil dren. My wish is to give each a million and keep five for myself." That man died in a tenement-house, and his chil dren are working for f 1 a dar. PROFESSIONAL CARDS. BKXJ. PUTNAM CALHOUN. IRVING Gil. LIS ss0NE PRICE STOR DAI ATI." VIlIIMTlA I V PALATKA, FLORIDA. Special attention paid to Insurance, Heal Ins tate and Collection of Claims. Will practice in State and Federal courts. A. W. HOYSDOX, vrrr o i c i : y-at.l,vw Office opposite St. John's Hotel, I.KMON STHF.KT, - I'AI.ATKA, FLA. 1Z. It. 31 -Iv 1 3AT, ,vrr rro i: rs iy.ai -i.aw Ain-nt for Sale and Purchase of FLOK ID L TN 1) X I'AI.ATKA, Fl.OltlDA. Notary Public State of Florida. W. II. WI(ii, vrr T O I IS IS "V-V'r-IVW Ollicc I nion st., Mann's Building, I'pstairs. I'AI.ATKA, Fl.OIMUA. PALATKA HOTELS. AY tolsi;y iiorsi:. Fl ItST-CI.ASS PRIVATE IIOAKI) Hy the Day or Week, cor. Orange and 3rd Sts., PA LATKA, FLORIDA. New house newly furnished. K. li. ItliVAN, Proprietor. G 'ItAIIAM'S HOTEL. S. C RAH AM, Proprietor. Corner Lemon ami Wnter streets, PALATKA, FLOUIDA. rjpil i: AVJ-TMOIC i:la' I). PALATKA, FLORIDA. White Sclimicu Watkh, Hot and Cold Sci.cni ii Paths. Bus meets all trains ami steamers. OI'KN AI.I, THE VKAU. L AUIvIX IKH Si:, PALATKA, FLOUIDA. Addition built last summer of forty-tive rooms. Accommodations for iNHi quests. Open Decemlier 1"). lss:!. LAKKIN &. ALLEN, Proprietors. liTrr'Ai noiT.-ii:. i December to May. PALATKA, FLA. -7i:VI!-sOIt IKrFi:ii, Dec. to May. JACKSON V ILLE, FLA. "7QITi:VO-V HOUSE, Vj .June to Oct., MANCHESTER, VT. No Do-rs Taken. F. H. ORVIS. riou:Nrr oi urr. V' PUTNAM Col NTV, FLOUIDA. Hlice hours, in a. m. to : p. m. Jcstice Coi i:t First Monday in each month. ISkn.i. IIaukison. County Judne. J, H. MERRYDAY, HOUSE AND SIGN PAINTER, Corner Oak and Fourth Streets. a. .i. i:acii -;o:v, NURSERYMEN PALATKA, FLOUIDA. V ll Furrrs crown si ited to this 1 V climate. Cat: ilojjue free. ciias. is. S3iirnr, Fresh Meats and Poultry Always on Ilmul at SMITH'S STAND On AVsitcrStir't. READY FOR THE OSQUITOES I have just received a' lartr-l'otjof MOSQUITO NETS DIFFF.IU.NT STYLE. ALSO FIFTY PIECES NEW PATTERNS -OF AT 10W PRICES. WA1NUT, ASH & PAINTED CHAMBER SUITS A FULL ASSORTMENT. B. L. LILIENTHAL Fbor lattmg JA.COBS01T'S -O- DRESS GOODS OF ALL DESCRIPTIONS NEW LINEN LAWNS, PIQUES, SATEENS AND SUMMER SILKS. LADIES HATS AND TRIMMINGS IN GREAT VARIETY. A FULL LINE OF HOSIERY, GLOMES AND CORfCTS. Gent's Furnishing Goods, Clothinf and Hats. O FINE PHILADELPHIA MADE SHOES FOR GEMTS AND UDIFS KVEUV PA I K ONLY FIRST-CLASS GOODS B. GWINNETT LassETEK. LASSETER & Coi. Lmiioii iintl We have oj.enc.l at the BAKERS and And M ill keep on huml at all times everything in the way of eatables and customers ii'i y want, which Will be sold at the lowest possible tijnires. B AEZEEY". We will run in connection with our store a are prepared to supply anything that can be satisfaction. All we want is u trial. B. F. McGRAW & SON, Buffalo Bluff Hurs'y ALL ORANGE STOCK From Sour to the Best Varieties ONEIVAHIETV OF Srr 1J AAV IJ Kl 1 1 1 1X, V I X : FEDERAL POINT, OR FLORIDA FOUNDLING ICE CREAM AND LEMONADE :i:il'i:i I)A I IA' BY H. A. Meyer & Co A full and complete line of GROCERIES Will le kept on hand. IB IR, ZEAX) will te served twice a day with Wagons, and H. A. MEYEK will du his own baking in fu ture. Palatka. Fla., March 24. 1SX4. PUBLIC OR PRIVATE BOOKS JEPT BALANCED OK ADJUSTED, IN strict confidence, by W3I. G. 3IOATES, Expert accountant. Practical instrnctiouain Bookkeeping-. Best of references. Apply at this office. (i l'A KANTF.F1. KEPT AT THIS STORE John . S 'iiki.oskv. SCHELOSKY. Ioiiri h S roejs. ahove stand a Full Line of GEOCEEIEP Bakery, first -class in all its appointmenis, and v.e baked, and .truaianlcc thai our -roods will ,-.ve LASSETER & SCHELOSKY, Corner Lemon ami Fourth Streets. LARGEST PUBLISHING HOUSE i:v rin: s i a i i: RED CROSS PRESS. ' Warren, Thayer & Co.f Steam Book & Job PiTERS REID STREET, PALATKA, FLORIDA, HAVINt; FITTED I P AN ENTIPF.r new oflice. we ale prepared todo all kip-i of Hook and Job pntiiinr. Hook Hindus tcreot pinir, Envnn -iny, etc. Our facilities are lpii-urpassed ly uny ofl-ei in the state. We liavo tlie oidy 'hronat . ;c Press in Florida, printing any niiiiilxT of col ors at one impression, al-o i he onlv Kailn ad Ticket Press and Nniiilieri'iy Attachment, printing l-UMltickets an hour. ('all;nd see us. Estimates on all ( lasses of Vork cheerfully furnished. A trial order will satisfy all that we can do the lwst work done in the state. WARREN, THAYER & CO,, Keid street, near Putnam House. PIANOS! ORGANS! 3Iiii:il Tilsit 1'iiiiM'iii , jiimI SEWING MACHINES, .'1i'.ij For C'iiisli and on terms of payment when .ohl on install- incut plan. I buy direct from manufacturers and tn e my customers liciietits of commK-'ions paid to "A '.rents." S5.00 to $25.00 Saved!!! Machines and Organs ship-d to any railroad depot; steamtoat landing within hfty miles of Pain ka, with privilege of examination ad return at my expense free at cost, if not i :: fectly satisfactory. C. F. SULZNER, "Gem Clt y" -M uwi- Htore, CALHOUN BLOCK. Lemon Street. MEAT AND FJSl TlAMET W. It. OHOKS, (At Smith'3 old Stund.) Water Street, - - Palatka, Florida. Fresh Sfeata and Fish always on hand.