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THE DAILY NEWS.
CORRESPONDENCE Solicited on all interesting topics throughout the state. We will be especially grateful lor all local items of interest to the public. News sent by wire should le abbreviated when prac ticable, and sent after 6 o'clock, p. m., address ed to PALATKA DAILY NEWS. AGENTS FOIt THE NEWS. The following gentlemen are the authorized trentsof The Palatka Daily and Weekly News, in their several localities: W. 11. DeWitt, Pan Mateo. W. C. Valentine, Nashua. C. S. Packard, Welaka. II. M. Hard, Norwaik. J E Marshall, Fruitland. Fin. J I McCallurn, Oranjre Mills, Fin. A. II. Rartlott, Georgetown. Daniel Darling, Drayton Island. E. E. Hurley, Lake George. J. L. Rurtoii, Crescent City. J. C. Strickland, Interlachen. A. Munroe, McMeekin. Win. C. Rraddock, Seville. J. . Cowdon, St. Aujrustine. H. A. Vojrelbach, Melrose. PALATKA, FLA., JUNE 12, 1884. Can purchased at F. C. COCH RANK'S N Ett'S STAND, at the Post Ollice. Tlio Ncmh mo. The office .f The Daily News is located on Water street, in the new building next to Heid's general store. DAILY WEATHER REPORT. The thermometer at the Moraine Pharmac y ejristered yesterday 72 degrees at degrees atJ m. and 75 degrees at 6 p i a. in.; in. 1 1) llcmllni? Notices. Lost. A ocket book in or near Welaka, June 3rd, ls.s-1. Contained $11, a note tor JiV) and a check on New York for $41."., aiso a :1 cent piece in paper money. Will srive $5,00 lor recovery of same. Resject fully, K. L. Woolkolk. First of the season again. Fine nine appies from Indian river received at the "Famby Store" at reasonable price. K. It. Kkid. Peen-to peaches, cantaloupes, watermelons, berries and fresh vegetables, received daily at "The Family Store" prices reduced. It. K. Heid. Lake Ice delivered free in all parts of city by Win. F. Forward. Low prices prompt service, t no and L. Falk is about o remove to his old stand on Lemon street and is now ottering hisent (: stock of dry goods, notions, etc., at and below cost. Call early and secure bargains. Wm. F, Forward carries at all times a full stock of hay, grain, feed, etc., which he sells at the lowest possible prices. When in want of such things give him a call. Millinery Goons. Mrs. J. A. Smith is sel ling her entire stock of Millinery Goods at greatly reduced rates and invites the ladies to call early and get bargains. To Our Fhie.nds and Patrons. AVe have removed from Lemon street to our old stand on Front street and by thus curtailing expen ses are enabled to sell goods cheaper than ever. We have just received a half-car load of Decker and Co's best Hour, and intend to give our customers the benefit by giving six teen loaves of bread for $1,(10, four loaves for a5ets., two loaves for 1'icts., delivered regular ly twice a day morning and evening. II. A. Meyer & Co. Notice Is hereby given to tax payers of Putnam county that the undersigned will be at Welaka on Monday and Tuesday the nth and Kith days of June next for the purpose of as sessing the State ami County tax for the year a. d. lsst. J, Vf. Woods, Tax Assessor. At Georgetown, Thursday and Friday the l'i and V.i days of June, At Crescent City on Thursday and Friday the lti and 17. At Conio Thursday and Friday I'.i and 31 Juno. San Ma teo Monday and Tuesday iiand'-l. Orange Mills Thursday and Friday 3 aud7. Use Odenta for the teeth, prepared only at the Putnam Pharmacy. The Harnett House, Savannah. V isitors to Savannah, (in., will tinil the Harnett House a comfortable and desirable stopping place, where the uniform excellence of the table is a subject of general remark, while the price is only $3 iK-r day. Chicago National Hotel Re IKnter. Webb & Nichols are the agents at Palatka for all lands anil lots at Wclshton. Those wishing lets near the depot, at tirst price, must apply soon. Step into Webb & Nichols and take a look at the plat. DROWNING OI1 (JEN. li.XRC'OCK. Purt her Particulars from Eye Wil- nesscs. Mosquito Inlet, June 8 INS I. Editor Palatka News: Your correspondent arrived here to day, and at once interviewed some par ties immediately connected with the ac cident causing the death of (Sen. P.ab cock. The government schooner "Pha ros'' arrived at the Inlet about June 1st, with Gen. Balxxxk, who held the osi tion of engineer of coast districts Nos. 5 and 6. The schooner was loaded with building material for the new lighthouse now in process of construction. On Monday noon following her arrival, seven men Captain Nevins and his two sons, J. McCormick, J. Wood, Valley and R. Homstead started from the guano factory, located at the Inlet, in a large row-boat, for the schooner. After a short visit, they were joined by Gen. O. E. BaU'ock, Lucky, Smith and Sutter, till sailors of the "Pharos" A very rough and heavy sea was running, and Captain Nevins stood in the stern and steered with a large oar. A great roller broke on the stern, snapping the steering oar and capsizing the loat, alout live hun dred yards from shore. All succeeded in getting hold of the loat, but only the strongest could retain their grasp in the tremendous sea, and when, two horns afterwards, the lxat drifted ashore, (Jen. Babcojk, Lucky, Sutter and J. McCor mick were missing. Soon after the Gen eral's body was recovered, carefully em balmed, and sent, via Daytona, Volusia, Palatka and the Steamship City of Pa latka, to the North. The body of the unfoitunate Lucky was recovered on Tuesday morning, and on the same even ing that of poor Sutter. The latter had been mutilated by the sharks. One leg was torn otf and much of the side eaten away. Both were buried near the light house. McCormick has not yet leen found, and probably never will be. No blame :s attached to any one for this un forturate a(Ta;r, which is considered an unavoidable accident. Rcd. A numler of delegates called at The News office yesterday. A goodly num ber, who were not already subscribers, availed themselves of the opportunity, and will hereafter be regular readers of the iaper. Thanks, gentlemen. CITY NOTES. Don't forget the rink to-day. Policeman Ryals has resigned his posi tion on the force. Mr. B. G. Lassiter is on a visit to his parents in Georgia. He will return in a few days. Maj.'S. II. Royal has returned from a several day's trip in South Florida. He reports everything in a flourishing condi tion. Mr. Fry is having a neat veranda huilt in front of his Opera House, that will add much to the apjiea ranee of that building. Palatka's artesian wdls attract the at tention of every one who conies here. Several wen; looking at them yesterday, and intend to hade wells of their own. The bakery business is nourishing in Palatka. The bread from the various establishments is delivered daily to cus tomers in all parts of the city, who find it much more convenient than making their own bread. Mr. L. Falk is having his old stand, re cently occupied by II. A. Meyer & Co., thoroughly overhauled and repaired, preparatory to moving his stock of dry goods, etc., there. He is selling goods at cost at his present stand, in order to keep from moving them. Mr. J. P. Appleby, of Fruitland. pre sented to The News a big watermelon on yesterday, which ye printer men pro ceeded to discuss. Wash Cross had cooled it in his mammoth refrigerator, and altogether it was quite a success. Manv thanks to loth. Status of the J. T. & K. W Railway. Eo"' for Palatka News: We are informed that this rail-oad company has suggested the idea of es tablishing their work shops and offices in the iciuUy of the southern side of this city and near the route of the line to their depot, already established. The proposition has already been made for t'ds puipose, to private property own ers to carry out their views, in relation to their anticipated projects in connec tion with tbe Grand Trunk railway, combining the interest of the St. Johns river business, connected with the South Florida territory with the Gulf of Mexi co and Soutli American and Mexican Syndicate Association with this peninsu lar, independent of all other combina tions. What is the lvason that any circum stance i in regard to reasonable value of propeuy at this central point should pie vent them occupying it a? a shipping point to northern ports? It is a question of serious importance to the people of the city of Palatka, and whether they consider it worth their while tomal. e an appropriation to induce this company to sek'cfc a situation with in the'r Tmiis. Such a proposition has not beoa made by tin's railroad company to the city council, pncl no offers have been made by the city council for this pu-p se. We pany I locate have been informed that this cooi ve i.ititnated a dete1 'ruination to their workshops some distance hevond the limits of Palatka. Citizen. RikVs Ijog .A Tkouhlous Voyage Down the Coast i-i an Open lioat. Daytona, June 8, 1881. Editor Pai.atka Daily News: At last we ae here, and Ack. says he w!U p vror a walk ne ;t time to the out side ias ;age. On Friday we tried to cross b-e bar at Maianz'ts, but the heavy seas a- a 'a ;n l drove us back. Soon it Itotran to and we 'a;d bv neavlv all dav tell- 5ng van's. I was really truthful, but sme of AeVs. were good. "Last yen" he said, "While spending a few days at Matanzas, I caught alxuit fo1 iv large sea-bass. After cleaning .hese, they we e laid out to dry on the i'ooi of a 'at'e house about twelve feet 1 ;g'. Af lev a while we looked for our f -h, ? ud found that one of Allen's yellow p 's ha d c1 5 ai bed up and eaten them all." Aga'n. "On the HaMfat river one night, myse'f, Jac' son and Men-yday went out ;n a la'-ge row-bo."! with a bright light p'ac ed amidships. Present1' the mullet, a It. acted by the bght, jumped into our boat in such quantities that we were obliged topuH ashore or they would have sunk us." Saturday morr'rgwas blight andekar a d we wont out w;th the tide. The sea was stil' heavy and the breake s rolled in vs ith roa-ing shocks on the bar, but reg u'avly. As we sa;,ed into the surf the boat for a moment became unmanage able, hot the caotain stuck vo the tdler a -id we came to his assistance. Ack. worl ed so hard that the perspiration blood in j.'rtat diopson his forehead when we gbded into bhie water and the craft aga'n answered to her helm. All in fust e'aij humor, we eat a good meal among ihe long, smooth rollers. wH'e Ack. ex piated that seasickness was only an imaginary disease which he could con . rol by the simple e::ertionof his tremen dous will-power. Then away we glided, a"ier ba:'ing out the sea taken aboard wlii'e we were among the breakers. Away, away we saihxl, and were soon in water blue as the sky and fifty feet deep, we felt all the exhiliration of swift, smooth motion and the water dimpled around ns and thr'heavens sm'led above. "These tropic seas delighted clasped a flowery southern shore" and we longed to sail for . 'ie Utopian realm and be at rest forever in some "land of the after noon." But soon the wind died away and left us rol'ing slowly, helplessly to and fro back and forth. I had a queer sensation in my breadbasket and told Ack. so. He said nothing, but soon laid himself Oi i deck groaning piteously. I shook him bet he only moaned, "I wish I were dead," "How it hurts to breathe," etc. Soon afterwards we felt the land breeze and lx-gan to make good headway. Then we saw lightning in the east and north, and the sea chopped into short breakers. Then our captain luffed and we reefed the mainsail and tied down the jib. During all this lime friend Ack.lay i fat on deck, gating, as he said, into the deep, deep sea, to look for (and to feed) t ;ie fish. We anchored off Matanzas all night, and about noon next day sailed into Mosquito Inlet. First we stopped at the New Smyrna fertilizer factory, where we obtained a supply of fresh water, and got the particulars of Balicoek's death. Here also we saw some tine century plants in bloom and fensledour senses on the5- matchless beauty. From thence we sailed to Mr. Pacetti's residence and inspected the new light house. The excavation is finished and the octagon brick foundation is in pro cess of coisiiuction. Then up the beau-ti-pl Halifax viver, past Port Orange and a number of other settlements, till we reached Daj tona shortly after sunset. Run. The Putnam Convention Delegates to Pensaeola and to the District Convent ion. The Democratic Convention of Putnam coumy was called to order on June 11th, 1884, at V2 nr., by E. S. Grill chairman of the executive committee; Joseph Price, secretary. On motion Hon. F. M. McMeekin was elected chairman and Jos. Price secre tary. The chairman made a brief state ment of the business before the house. On motion ordered that the delegations present their certificates to the secretary, who then proceeded to read them and found t vo certificates from precinct 8. On iiolIcc of such contest, it vas on mo tion ordered that a committee, on cre dentials be formed, one name to be pre sented from each precinct except from precinct 8, and the parlies so named by the different delegations to constitute such committee. The following com mittee was then appointed: J L Burton li W Bard WH Cook W L Dorr J S Liv ingston E W J Parrish Clark Stephens W li DeWitt Lott Allen Frank Boyd F M Hall The committee on credentials then re tired, and the convention adjourned un til 2 p. m. At 2 p. m, the convention was called to order by the chairman, and the commit tee presented a list of the delegations,and reported in favor of seating the Palatka delegation from precinct 8 instead of the one from Francis. On motion John P. Hall was allowed to represent precinct 11. OnmotionL. L. Newsome was allowed to represent E. G. Dyke from precinct 1. On motion, it was decided that the n times of delegates to Ten sacola le pre sented in nomination and then referred to a committee of one from each pre cinct. The following gentlemen were nomi nated : Wm F Forward J L Linvington B P Calhoun E SCrill John I' Wall G W A Mcliae AM Beach G W Pratt W II Cook F L Dancy F M McMeekin Henry Hutchinson Peter Monroe John Harvey Beiij. Harrison Henry Peterman. On motion, ordered that each delegate elected to attend the State convention be permitted to select his own alternate, if he lie unable to attend, and that the chairman of the delegation set forth this fact in his credentials. The committee on Selection of Names then retired and reported the following names : W F Forward W II Cook J L Livingston A J Beach F M McMeekin F L Dancy Henry Hutchinson B P Calhoun Who were then elected by acclamation. The following nominations were then made as delegates to the Congressional convention: W li DeWitt J E Marshall Bt-nj. Harrison E S CriU L L Newsome J P Wall J M Powers A J Beach II L Hart Clark Stephen A L Barker J II Harp Hem v Hutchinson li L Wall Irv ing Gillis J L Woodlierry S J Kennerly F N Marvick Jos Price G W Pratt Peter Monroe J M Dancy J II Merry day li W Bard F M McMeekin B V Calhoun A committee, consisting of one mem ler from each precinct, then retired, and a'ter a time, repoited the following names : W R DeWitt Peter Monroe Irving Gil':s R W Bard J F Woodlierry J II Harp J P Appleby Benj. Hairison Mr. Harrison declared his unwillingness to seive on the delegation: whereupon the name of S. J. Kennerly was substi tuted, and the report accepted by accla mation. On motion of Dr. DeWitt, it was or dered that a vote of thanks le tendered to the officers of the convention, which then adjourned. Stirring counsel was given to the de mocracy by Messrs. Woodberry, New some, Wigg, DeWitt and others. Canada exported last year 1.70.",.S17 worth of butter and Gol.STO worth of cheese. Scholarship and Vanity. It would fail us to repeat all the anec dotes that might be told of the vanity of scholars. Richard Bentley, whom Ma eaulay calls the greatest scholar that has appeared in Europe since the revival of learning, always spoke, wroe and acted as if he considered a great scholar the greatest of men. In the preface to his etht'on of "Horace" he described at some length the characteristics of the ideal crit'.c, and pretty plainly indicates that lie regarded himself as that model indi vidual. If, in scholarship, Samuel Parr was inferior to Bentley his vanity was at least equalh colossal. "Shepherd," he once said to one of his friends, " the age of great scholars is past. I am the only one now remaining of that race of men." "No man's horse carries more Latin than mine," he one day observed to an ac quaintance of mire with whom he was out riding. In s-gnal contrast to the opinions tese two worthies entertained of themseh es was the verdict which Tor son, the greatest Greek scholar England has seen, passed on himself. Being once asked why he had produced so little orig inal matter, he replied: "I doubt if I could produce any original work which could command the attention of posterity I can only le known by my notes, and I am quite satisfied if, three hundred years hence, it shal' be said that one Porson lived toward the close of the eighteenth ceniu-y w no (bd a good deal for the text of Ei'ripIdc.V A Colored Man Out si ides ;m Ava- laache. Cot hie Record. Wi1i:f m Martin made a quick trip down the mount 'in into Brum's basin on Mon- j day. 11" was going to work on a new location a few hundred feet lielow the comb of the mountain, when, lookingup, he saw a snow-sbde coming directly to wn ds h:m. To run either way was sure death. IPs only chance of escape was to oei. mi the. slide. So sitting on his shoTel (an ohl trick w5th miners), he fairly dropped down the steep mountain like a bullet for nearly half a mile, distancing the s'hle into the timber on the first heat. The - eloclty was so groat that the friction of the snovel on the snow blistered the southwest centre of his overalls. Call for a County Convention at Pa latka, Wednesday, June 11, 1HS1. A Conservative Democratic ( 'envention will be held at Palatka, June 11th, at 12 o'clock m., for the purpose of choosing eight delegates and eight alternates to represent Putnam County at the State Convention, which will be held at Pensa eola, June 2oth, 1884. Also, to choose eight delegates and eight alternates to represent Putnam County at the Congressional Convention of the Second District. The different precincts will lie entitled to the following representation, based upon the vote of T882 : Precinct No. 1 G delegates. ;j 2 " " " 4 4 " " n . . . . . . . . . ;i o . v ) J .13 . 4 . 4 . 6 . 3 . 3 s !) 10 11 12 13 14 lofpart re maining in Put nam co.l Total HO It is recommended that the precinct meetings be held on Saturday, June ?th, and that the chairmen of the various clubs arrange the time of meeting to in sure as full an attendance as ossible. All precincts are urgently requested to elect full delegations, with alternates, that each precinct may be fully repre sented. We would respectfully ask all conserva tive citizens, who desire the supremacy of our party in the State, to attend the pre cinct meetings, and aid in sending dele gates to the County Convention. E. S. Chill, Jos. Price, S. J. Kennerly, Committee W. F. For ward, j W. H. Wi!g, J Artesian Wells. Irrigation. IRRIGATE YOUR GROVES. 'Pile rapid growth of trees and the jrmitost development of fruit, can only le obtained by proper aiTantrevnents fori ii riyration, dn rinyr the dry spells that visit ns every year. With plenty of water at "omnmnd, the'x'rowth of youn','' trees, and the crops of those in Lear injr, are an assured sueeesj. IRRIGATION- IS THE SHEET ANCHOR OF ORANGE Cl'LTURE. The experiments that have already ln-en made abundantly prove its value. Jr'" For the purpose of irrigation, prop erly eoustri'etel. Artesian Wells are the cheapest, l'st and most reliable. Correspondenee solic ited. Estimates trivon. Contracts taken for wells. Four to six-inch pipe roceommended as most practical .)' T. Conovf.u. Palatka. Fla. Or at Ollice at E. R. McKean, lemon Street. V. O. Ho y 3 i? State of Florida, County Court for Putnam County. In the matter of the estate of Frederick D. Lonte, deceased. Notice is heieby yiven that the undersigned has lieen :pomted by the county court of Putnam county, Florida, administrator of the estate t' Frederick 1). Lente, deceased. All ju rsons liavinir any demands atrainst the es tate of snid deceased are hereby notilied to present the same to the undersigned, within TIie lime ptescrilied by law or this notice will te pleaded in bar. William Kemble Lente, Administrator of the Estate of Frederick T). Lente, deceased, Palatka, Florida. LEGAL! J EG .S L BLANKS OF EVERY DESCRIP- tion and of the most approved forms printed and sold by the undersigned. Stationers and memters of the legal profes sion furnishod at reasonable rates. WAIiKEN, THAYER & CO., Iteid street, Palatka, Florida. EOBT. IR BEID7 THE E.nVCIL'rr STOEE PALATK .V, F I. O U I 1 .V. IRotrt. IR ZRec3- & Son, HSlerui-Ikia, Family- Store Iv n lc ;i , Dealers in General Merchandise. A Full Line of Goods Kept in Each D( partment. Always give us a Call. WIEIBB & ALL CLASSES OF REAL ESTATE BOUGHT AND SOLD. MONEY TO LOAN ON CITY PROPERTY lV.Vr-ATliA.. rLOHIUA. VEETEEES & GO. .v.i) viioi;i:svLi: di:at;i:hw i FLOUR, GRITS, CORN, HAY, OATS, BRAN. COTTON SEED &1EAL & FERTILIZERS. CRIFFIVS MLOCK, WATER STREET, PALATKA, FLA. All Orders Will Receive Prompt Attention and Quick Shipments Hade ardware, Crockery, Stoves HOUSE FURNISHING GOODS, SASH, DOORS AND BLINDS, HARNESS, SADDLES & MIXED PAINTS irTJ3ii5iio, rniiviiNO ini: fitting Executed on short notice ami on reasonable terms. l?alfitflcu, - - ----- Florida. MY STOCK OF MISFITS AND ORDERED CLOTHING MUST BE SOLD WITHIN FOTJETEEN" J3."S WITHOUT lSI:?-ilCIArl To make room lor my SUMMER ST K'K. No reasonable offer refused. My Hon will stay in town, at the old stand, all slimmer, All work left in his charge will receive liiselos-st attention . 1 1 . AV. It I.I O KK1 . THE PUTNAM PHARMACY! N E ROL I COLOGNE Prepared from a Choice Recipe. An Excellent Preparation for Tlie Teetli. Recommended by TI 1 I 5 KST DKNTI S I S. Prescriptions compounded with absolute ac curacy at all hours of the day and nijrht-opposite PUTNAM HOUSE. FOR GROCERIES -c ) F A11 ZKZ3nc3s. -; To- B. C. LASSITER, -LEMON AND .'lRI SI'S, PALATKA, FLO I SI I A. FOR SALE! i:v THOMAS i o to w:n lots. Beatifully situated between the Station on the ? Jacksonville, rampa and Kev West Rail way and the Church, Masonic Hall and Public School Room, Distance from Thomas Station one-half mile. Mood pine, land, healthy j;xh1 water, jrood society. Map recorded. Clear ti tle. Prices reasonable. For further informa tion, call at the premises or address at Palatka. r loriua. J. VV. THOMAS. jF" 1 i i l si TSTIGHIOLS I a LANSING & CO. Keep constantly on hand a complete stock of Fresh Groceries CANNED GOODS AND- PROVISIONS We have now an assort bunt of VERY FINE TEAS LANSING & CO., Lemon Stkf.kt, PALATKA. FLA FACTS WORTH KNOWING! That we have not opened aeurriajro reposito ry for the ptirioso of selliiitr off a hit of cheap troods, Imt it isa fact that we have opened a re pository for the sale of first-ciasH irooda. We nave come to stay and intend to make our re pository a credit to Palatka and obi Putnam count y. Our stock consist of ladies' carts, la dies' phietons. end sprinjr anil side-bar top bu tries, farm and express wagons and carts of .1. R. DEV'S MAKE, jacksoxnille, platform sprinjr wajron. Watertown jrrocers' watrons, two-horse jrearinjr, lumlx-r Kearinir broad tire. Harness of all jrrades, joles shafts' halters, whips. AJ1 our troods are warranted to Ik- just what we recommend them to ! (Jive us a call and see that we mean business'. FARRAR & JONES, MERRVDAY'S: HOLDING, Lemon Street, Opjxjsite Court Houso- COMtAD, FLORIST & LANDSCAPE GARDENER i A bAE ,VAR?ETY OF PALMS. RARE.' "" V -iiii-j ropicar rtanta in trenra ABA3I II. FINLEY, GEM CITY HAIR DRESSING ROOMS LEMON ST., PALATKA. FLA. FRESH, SAIT SULPHUR BATHS