PALATKA, FLORID: 1 KUN DAY, l I
3Ieetin? of County Commissioners.
Board met at 12:30 July 3, acc ording
to motion of meeting June G, the regular
day being a legal holiday.
Present A. J. Beach, chairman; Com
missioners Stevens, "Wimberly, Evan
and Marshall; Thomas Shelley, Sheritf,
and W. F. Forward, Clerk,
Minutes of last meeting were read and
1. Branch road, leading from the
Georgetown and Como road, near resi-
dence of J. Hicks, Esq., was granted for j
a w idtli of twenty feet.
2. The road petitioned for by J. II.
Poore and others, in May, was granted,
a width of twenty feet.
3. Road in district No. 5, and one from
l'our-mile post on Fruitland and Crescent
City county road to Crescent City, known
as Huntington avenue, and road on the
east side of the P. & I. R. R., was grant
ed, for a width of thirty feet.
4. Re-survey of road from Fxuitland
and Crescent City road to the Lak e Como
and Crescent City road at Prior's lane,
was accepted, as per notes of sir.rveyor.
5. Mr. II us ion made a statement in re
gard to the armory for the military com
pany at Palatka, and it was, on motion,
ordered that $00 be appropriated to pay
lease of the rink building for use of the
Gem City Guards for armory purposes,
at the rate of $12 per month, from. April
27 to September 27, 1884.
Board took recess until 2 :30 o'clock.
7. Petition from residents of district
No. 3 to discontinue a portion of the road
in district No. No. 5,. granted June 6,
was laid over, under the rules, for one
8. Application W. M. Morgon for the
appointment of Hampton Morgan and
Cawlie C, Morgan as state pupils to the
East Florida Seminary, was grafted.
Treasurer's account current for the
quarter ending June 30 was eicamined,
approved, and ordered filed.
On motion, $49 w as ordered paid W.
R. Johnson for building a bridge over
Cabbage creek, on the Mieanopy road, as
per contract awarded February East.
On motion, ordered the Treasurer be
and he is authorized to pay in cash from
the proper fund warrants drawn c-r to be
drawn to the amount of $1,000.
Treasurer's report of warranty paid
and cancelled for the mouth of June,
amounting to $139 00, examined, found
correct, and order d filed.
The following! . '? approved for
Coroner's inqiu st:
Jurors, E. R, Hall inquest! $43 00
Witnesses " " :32 20
Jurors, Nora A. Foster inquest. .. . 15 00
The following bills were allowed and
Benj. Harrison, justice's fees $ 95
Witness' fees, justice couit '5 50
Clark Stevens, County Commis
sioner's mileage to date 21 00
Thomas Shelley, jail expenses. ... 149 00
Thomas Shelley, fees inquest Nora
A. Foster...' 7 0
J. S. de Montmoll'ii, guarding jail 28 00
Thomas Shelley, sheriff's fees 12 t'iO
J. W. Strickland. Superintendent
Public Instruction 33 3ii
W. F. Forward, Clerk Circuit
Court, for record lniok and sta-
tioneiy for Clerk's office 42 85
No further business, board adjourned.
i i a m i m : r l i : ( i i a : .
James G. Blaine has accepted the invi
tation of Bowdoin college, and will le in
attendance on commencement day, July
10. He will be the guest of Gen. Cham
berlain. Miss Fortescue's suit for breach of
promise against her faithless lover, Lord
Garmoyle, has, according to the London
World, been withdrawn. The same au
thority avers that Earl Cairns, father of
the defendant, paid the amount claimed
by the actress as a balm to her wounded
John Gliddon, stenographer, recently
reported the proceedings of a Ilouse of
Commons committee live hours a day for
forty-one days, the inquiry embracing
23.307 questions and answers, which
written out covered 2,363 foolscap pages,
and the completed report was pronounc
ed a model, almost a marvel of accu
racy. Jean de Labadie, the Carmelite foun
der of the religious sect to which the
Bayard family in this country lelonged.
was born in Bordeaux in 1G10,
fi Jesuit collogo and lei a roligious life,
feeding alone on herbs. IIo was a friend
of John Milton, and was visited by Wil
liam Fenn at lierford Abbey and "Yie
land. The town of Medora, on the Northern
Paeitie railway, is named after the wife
of DeMores. Medora Hoffman, the name
sake of her aunt, the faniou&ly beautiful
Medora CJrimes. whose memory is fresh
ened by the reminisefnees of the late
Sam "Ward, who won her for his seeond
wife when she was already the letrothed
of a rieh young Frenchman. "The Mar
quise de Mores delights in sharing the
wild life of her husband. In l?t. Paul
she is the most richly and taiefully
dressed woman you will see. On the
plains she rid.-s and shoots faultlessly.
Galloping over the prairie, au
eagle plume in her hat and a rifle slung
f i i ,i , .
irum llcr h.UUHO, She is the picture Of
Wild Ihvuuv '
The Price of Real Instate.
Editor Palatka New?.
I wish to call your attention to a reso
lution passed by the city council on the
30th day of April last, in reference to the
assessment of taxes by our state assessor,
for the county of Putnam. These reso
lutions, are, under our state laws, a mis
demeanor covered by our statute, a
slander of title in connection v. kii value
of property, called real e.-tate. These
members of the city council ventuie to
say that real estate holders are asking
exhorbitant prices, and hindering the
growth and prosperity of the city. In re
ply to this, does the city council know
that any undue influence brought to lear
either with the tax assessor or with the
ocunty commissioners, by outside corpo
rations, is sufficient reason and legal ob-
jf.ction in our courts for refusing to pay j
the state, county and city taxes. Do
these ignorant and arogant councilmen
know that the principles of government,
even in the most severe monarchical
powers of Europe, no such ' Tumption
of power. No emperor wou.u dare to
put a price on any property of any sub
ject of his kingdom.
There is nothing so sacred to man in a
republican government or in any other
government, as his right to his own pro
perty and his right to its ownership and
its value. If the assessor of the county
makes a mistake on his assessment, which
every one is liable to do, is it a right of a
city council to meddle with it? These
resolutions are an insult to the intelli
gence and integrity of the board of coun
ty commissioners who are selected by the
people of the county at large.to do justico
to all parties, particularly in reference to
It is presumed that real estate, in its
tax valuation, is placed on the tax book
according to its income. Wild lands in
some cases may be valued for sale at $ 1.25
per acre, but when sold and improved
the assessor returns it to suit the income.
This resolution of council comes under
what is called the Agrarian laws of Rome
in ancient times, when it was decreed
that every man should have a share in all
the real estate of the country. The
fool family have left a great many
heirs of their estate in this country and
others, and in many instances, they get
a litt!" brief authority which turns their
heads and leads them into violation f
constitutional and rational government,
simply, from pardonable ignorance anil
imperfect education in relation to honor
able principles of social life and equality
of rights. If the tax assessor of this
county is incompetent for his position,
then the people of the county should say
so, but it is not the business of the city
council to insult his capacity. If the
county commissioners of this county are
not capable of doing the business before
the state law does not provide for any
member of any corporation to dictate as
to what they should do in any respect.
In this resolution, it is stated that "dif
ferent parties'' owning unimproved real
estate are refusing to sell the same or are
asking what would seem to bean unrea
sonable exhorbitant price. It is presumed
that this resolution conies from a city
eye-glass speculator, who wears leather
spectacles, with a one hole grindstone in
front of him, thinking that he is the first
big frog in the puddle and boasting that
he has ousted republican toads for better
In the last election for councilmen, it
was supposed that a reform party would,
if elected, show a legislative ability in
the administrative necessitv- of the city,
but instead of this, adverse to republican
common sense power, ignorant or not,
we are fronted with a dictational resolu
tion utterly at variance with constitu
In solution of this particular extravi
gance, we sum up a remarkable outlet
and detective insolence of what is called
the young democratic policy, which has
caused a failure in more particulars than
any one wishes to state in a conservative
No Dispute About His Keeortl.
New York iun.
There is no pretense anywhere that
any charge affecting Mr. Blaine's char
acter is the outcome of political feeling,
of campaign excitement, or of partisan
Mr. Blaine goes before the country
wlliaiel on ins record, lliere is no con-
cealment. no evasion about it whatever, j
It is as bad as it can be, ar.d his support
ers meet it without reserve. He is dis- :
honest: he has himself, on the floor of !
the house, read aloud the written proofs !
of his dishonour. It is his loast that he '
has always been frank and open upon
On this basis the republican party Jhas
accepted hir.i. He is the proper expo
nent of its morality, and with the com
pletest and f allest knowledge of him it
proposes to put him at the head of the
Iiiek Out for Him.
Obiea'o Tir.ics (li;1l.
The doorkeepers of the Democratic
National Convent ion will please I xk out
for a man with a bad eye and a stout
club under his arm. His name is Butler
Benjamin Franklin Butler and he
wants to get in for the purpose Of KICK-
Some of the republican journals oppo
sed to Blaine are worrying themselves
and their readers about his religion. We
do not suppose that Blaine is troubled
with any great amount of religion, but
whether he is or not, the subject is not a
proper one -or political d s'".w-i n. II'
1 ri nA. t I.:- f tith arid :?e. .'.iA
men will j.';.e Isi'u iv.U. by his d.u'.y
walk than by hi- profe. ior.s.
The latest- hli-. ; we have seen on ilu
point U from the lie v. James 11. R ').
pa-tor of the Congregational church of
Agnsta. Maine. He says:
Mr. Blaine's father was a Presbytet i:m
and his mother a. Catholic: that Mr. Blaine
"is not a Catholic, but a straiglitout New
England oitbodox Congregationa'ist."
ntleman further says
that Mr. Blaine "has never been aChalh-
o since corning to man's estate," and
adds: "If as a littlo ehild he ook his
mother's hand anil walked with her to
church, why there is a good Protestant
day of judgment coming which will no
doubt purify as by lire the touch of that
If Mr. Blaine does not take an early
opportunity to repudiate the language
and sentiment of this '"bloodhound of
Zion," which reflects upon his dead
mother, lie ought not to receive the vote
of anj- man with an honest soul, no
matter he belongs to any religious de
nomination or not. If Blaine believes
this of his mother, all the political and
personal sins charged against him by his
most malignant enemy, sink into insigni
ficance. liarely lo be Found.
N. Y. Evening lort du-p.).
An Irish republican has always been
almost as much an anomolj' on election
day as a colored democrat, and we do
notbeli.vo that the vigorous American
policy cry will make any exception to
the rule this vear.
Prof. iJavid Jordan, late of the Indiana
State University, has accepted a call to
catalogue the American fishes in the
i I i
9 w 5?
Parties wishing to purchase an excel
lent quality of Georgia Brick,
cheap, will do well to call on
Drew, H. L. & Gardner,
W . B CROSS ,
Florida Beef and Mutton
FRESH l SALT WATER FISH
TON ST AN'
LY ON HAND. ALSO
Vegetables and Melons
HAMiUll) OX COMMIS.-TOX.
l -Sii ith'- OKI Stau-I. Water street.
LL CLAIM AG ATX ST Tin: KSTATE OF
V s-. H. O. nn nt ir.usr he I k s'-!toi us ire-
scrihcil by law or this nntici
will t' I'lea'lf1!!
in ns-. - ! :."
! v:i' ii.-k '. nt'..
Havim; i;,.;;v in ,y t,!". .".I KlFf AS j'
Adiuiiiistrator of the tM:iii- !' ii. '
Manil. I liei i-liy re)uire all claims and iemauds
against Slid estate to te prt-M-nted as pre- ;
, xiiivu oj ia.oriuis notice win oe imraoea
; in liar; and all debtors are warned to make !
1 'uiiucuiaie seiument 10 trie untersirneu.
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.At t oiiiv.j CoiuiMolloi's,
PALATKA. FLOKI I A
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Ajrent for Sale and Purchase of
TP LOKI I A. I. .V IN 13 H
Notary Pul'lic M.utc ef Flriln.
av. ii. wk;g,
AT TOKN i: Y-AT-LAW
Office Lemon St., Mann's ISuiMhig-, Upstairs.
S. G UAH AM, Proprietor.
Corner Lemon and Water street?,
PA LATKA, FI, UIDA.
White Scra-ncn Water, Hot and Cold
Si r.rniit Uatii.s.
Bus meets hU trains and steamers.
Ol'KS ALL THE YEAR.
PALATKA, FLOKI DA.
A'id:;iui: t.ri:! la -t
( ( in: I, it
i ly-Uve rooms.
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1 December to May. PALATKA, FLA.
T Dec. lo May.
JACKS! I.N V 1 r.I.E, FLA.
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A j J ii'i
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r TJS WEtlKS7,llRI
i.i.v in each
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N I I ' '!- -1 it UlTl.
a. .j. isi:a ii
n:i) to Tins
Fresh Heals and Poultry
Always on lli'ixi
9 L. Xk
On AVttler Street.
2-5 E ATH
f 'AX !
V.' in r c(-ii
lMIf ANY WATl il MAUK ::0
nt low.-r t in! n anv tioii-ii- in t In-staff.
( all anil s-c. . a.i ' r loin d at t!' iiihsk' store
opnosito vt. aV'nr's t'oti-!, t,-motl .-Trfct, I'll
latku, Kli iriiia.
J. H, MERRYDAY,
HOUSE AND SIGN PAINTER,
Comer Oak and Fourth Streets.
For a First-CIass Horse and Buggy,
I j-;.viiii: noiiSEs,
; Or anvthinjr in t'nai Yul rni thf STABLES of
' FRONT ST., : PALATKA. FLA.
SEASONED CYPRESS LUMBER
DOWELS. CHAIR SEATS
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KJSHED & EE-UPHOLSTERED ;
-s 1 I
OSCAR W. YOUNG'S .!
Lemon street, one door t-a.-t Convent: i
Filed 20 Years Experience.!
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0 NOT READ THIS !
-AT I. J" COBSOIT'S
! On all Lases, Embroidery, Glovaa,
ar.d otr.sr Dress Soods, we
DISCOUNT OF FIFTEEN PER CENT.
This means in plain words, for every Dollars worth nurcha
chased of thsse Goods, we will charge only 85 cents on a Dollar.
(ientlvnu'n sli-.- tin; ):. ' , :
tor ."..") i; shoes sol j ir ski
quarter shoes reduced front '.'; to -2Mt) and $-2.-2o.
Iulies'loM -tpiiii'li'i lIpptM s rethiced from S"J.-r to S1.5U.
A large lot of Hosiery worth aO cents are now .sold at :!( cents.
Another lot worth r. cents now soM at '20 cents. Another from
25 cents to 15 cents. Another from '20c. to 10c. To ;ross
fancy ivory buttons tlu t have been sold at 15c. per doz. now sold at 5c.
A FULL AND COMPLETE LINE OF EVEYTHINQ IN THE
WE ASK AN INSPECTION OF OUR STOCK.
GRIFFIN S BRICK BLOCK, CORNER
PALAT v . V .
B. F. McGRAW & SON,
Buffalo Bluff Nurs'j'-S
ALL ORANGE STOCK
From Scur to the Best Varieties
O N FZ V A IU ET Y OF
! federal point, or
ICE CREAM AND
j h. A. Meyer & Co
A full and complete line of
Will be kept on band.
will be served twice a day with Wagons, and
MEYER will do his own baking in f u-
Palatka. Fla., March
WILLIAM F. FORWARD,
iioise:eti ice house
AD FiKPOT TOR
Hay, Grain, Feed, Lime, Plaster,
BRICK, CEMENT, LATH, Etc.
Established In 180. Reid'a Brick BUk;, froat
in wharf. PALATKA, FLA.
Hosiery, Etc., en d! Lawns, Silks
wili aiiovv customers a Cash
A. .4. VI
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now v,t:, s;. oi
HUTAIL DEALEUS IX
FRONT AND LEMON STREETS
ITiO ! IDA.
Artesian We!!s. Irrigation.
IRRIGATE YOUR GROYFS.
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Mi t t go irr.',aNt
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!ii j r tlif nry . ; ..-,t ,m --rv vo:ir.
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t i - ii n n t n ii ii' i t 'I" I'ri ii -i c i h in bi'iir
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H. J. CAMPBELL,
ARCHITECT & CIVIL ENGINEER
Superintendence and Estimates
For all Kinds of Buildings.
."Surveys, pliun and rstimatcs ma.l for all
kimlHol civil cnx-ineci intr. eiinals, docks, U-r-rviiiitl
r:n'iiui;:s tor riulr)iili. wiitr worki.
j fM'wermr'. irriatiuii, druiiniKC, river and bar
j bor iniproveniciitis, and Lnnlicape Rnrdeninjr.
t Liui'l mrveyiii, c.vaininntion, laying out and
' I'i.ic.piiu tff town Mtr.-. lrt!)iu.'tric U-f Is and
j living lecoiinoisiiiice tiikcn. Proix-rtlf!" and
j proposed work. examiiK-d and reported on for
i iioii-n-mdont.". (Jitit-e in Griffin's Hrick Block.
CJli?ai for Canh nnd on!Eay
terras of payment when sold on innUll-
ment plan. I buy direct from manufacturers
and (rive my customers benefit of conimlasiom
paid to "Ayents."
$5.00 to $25.00 Saved!!!
. Machines and Organs shipped to any railroad
depot or steamboat landing within Aft mil
of falatka, with privilege of examination anj
return at my expense free of cost, if bo p
C. F. SULZNER,
CALHm'X BLOCK. Lemon f-trt.
0'KEEFE & M'KINLAY,
Machinists, Boilermakers ini '
TKPAIKINtt KPECIAXLLY ATTXWrW
I i. to. Xi'w and second Kiuid niHeiTirriery
bought and sold. Enifineers supplies tdmu
Corner fteid and Second streets.
id Grocery Line
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