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VOLUME I.
IIPALATKA, FLORIDA, THURSDAY, JULY 10. 1884.
NUMBER 114.
NATIONAL. DKIIOCllATIC CO.
VKNaIO.W Chicago, July y. 9.ci0 a,, m. It is
tiw-'Uiio now that the conveniiou w 11
not j ;et through 'oef ore Friday. Cons-1-erable
discussion is exjiected on the plat
form, as two reports will be presented.
Tbe Times says CleavelanJ's strenj lh
bad reach 'id the lim.t, and tl o opposlt -n
is x-nt cring on Iiiyard.
The Tri'u-w pivt. the folTov.'ir;.r e. i
m.vtc t - ilia urst ballot, aftor iiavirjj c; i-v-:m1
i,Le delrrjtt-o: Butler. fcO; Fielc" 2;
I.I. LoraJd, 7'2; TlHrm.in, 76; Baya 1,
13',: PjiK-.-iL, 80; Loadley, 22; Cunif'e,
2; CTe.iolai;d, Hendrick?, 1; uncer
tain 10, absnlot-8, 14.
11:1") a.m. The "mention is asi
blisjtJ. Tlu.ro is an iri.H'PS' ta "1.
IL:-e:.:'tor Thurmen w?s loudly cfcee -'d
ore. it ti".
11:27 a.m. The ccnvertion is be' ig
ca'Ied to order.
7! e committee or resolutions will : :t
lie i.'ik to report Ixoie tomorrow, Ilie
eomm'ttee on credentials report in fa1 or
f allowing each Territory and the I ts
1r:.:t ol Coli.mliia t'O votes.
A number of memorials and resolu
tions from variou-- organizations w. -e
referred to the committee on resoluti as
without action.
Senator Hamilton, of South Carolij n,
ofT.T((T .i resolution that the ns.tio: :il
coiamitfe" l:e allowed to go outside ts
own msmbers for a chairman. Refer) ed
to committee on resolutions.
Memorials and resolutions pertaining
to platform are still 1-eirg present '!.
Ktport of committee on credenti ,1a
adopted.
Mr. Burns, of Pennsylvania, offerer a
resolution that in case, of the death o a
candidate for president or vice president
that the ton vent ion lie reconvened; re
ferred to committee on resolutions.
Mr. Miller, of Ohio, offered areso'u
tion changing the term of the presiden
cy to six years; referred.
It is decided that the resolutions per
taining to the platform be referred with
out reading.
The committee on permanent organi
zation presented the name of Col. "W. S.
Vilas, of "Wisconsin, for president of the
convention. Col. Vilas was escorted -.o
th? platform by ex-Governor Hendric ':s
and others and was received with chre.3.
It. his address Col. Vilas arraigned the
republican party in a review of its re
cord, and asked the convention to set
aside orsonal prejudices and preferences
for this time in the interest cf the party.
He made a ptrong appeal for harmony
and positive action on important ques
tions, and predicted a grand victory in
Ncvi li'V-r.
A motion was i wade that no vote be
talfi on names of candidates until t'e
eopjjnitU'C or; resell' ions should brh g
i i th?ii report, but that candidates cor. Id
IjO pi en u.led. After t everal motions o
rcVoui.i h?d lseen irat'.e ard voted down
the onte ilio l proet-edal to e;,ll roll of
states, When Delaware Mas reached
there was long continuedheeiing. Hon.
tieorge Gray stepped on the platform
rr 1 presented the name of Thomas F.
!; j;r l. He wn j Lsteiu J to with gr at
."tie! .t'"n. a id his summing up of B- y
;u s i,a!:fK,at;.on ai d the mention of
lv , na n ? created a gre.' t der.'. of ent; i
f ir.;.'i ;.;id cherri. g. V.'luu Inoii na
va.s r.aol.el t!.?ro was r. burst of p
pi -nse. and Merdrio'vS took the platl'c.ai
to nies-'nt the name o:' McDonald. E . 1-egau-s
and audience rose to meet II t
t'r ?':s with cheers, wa' ingot bats,
ar I tl ree cheers wu-e given with a v .11
i tr J lendricks. Ik-nclrK Ls sal I the m s
tion of revenue teform was of paa
mount importance. lie was lisieiu c io
wi.h great attentie.i throughout, end is
numion of Mt L'ondd was jreetetl w th
treaenuout. rpplause, th' audiji ce
coupling the names of MoDonald : ad
H ndr:cks.
vltn. 15'uu k of I Ji.it io, fcecoaded he
romin.diou of McDonal J, presenting is
claims in a very tloqumt manner, wh .h
rivaled a marked ininression.
John "W. Breckenridge cf Califor da
presented the name of Senator Thurm n.
Wiim Thurci.ins nairewas uerti-ai
th.e audience and many of the delega ?s
vo.e tc their feet with continued cht r
ing. Wlien Kentucky was reached J.
T. McKenncy took the platform and p.;
senttxl the name of John G. Carlisle.
"When New York was reached Mr.
Lock wood went on the platform and pre
sented the name of Cleveland. The
wildest enthusiasm prevailed, the dele
gates rising to their feet. Mr. Lockwe xl
presented Cleveland's qualifications in a
very forcible manner, and command -d
the earnest attention of the convention.
Every mention of Cleveland's n;Vi ie
called forth cheers, and several tin s
about one-third of the delegates roso o
their feet and cheered. Carter Harris a.
Mayor of Chicago, seconded Cleveland's
nomination. On taking the platform, he
was received with almost an ovaiion.
What It should Do.
liaitiruore Day iPeru.
Whatever else the Democratic National
Convention may do. it istobehopeol that
some way he found to suppress both But
ler and Kelly the two most repelling hangers-on
of the IVnnocratic party. Neither
of these men is a Democrat, for neither
Jus any principle but self-assertion.
Both rely upon the lowest elements con
nected with American politics, both em
ploy the worst political methods, and both
are ready at any time to betrav their po
litical associates.
POLITICS AND FLORIDA.
A Cracker in a Strange Land.
Locust Shade, Maryland,
June 3, 1884.
Editor Palatka ews:
Amid the booming of cannon, I arrived
here on yesterday morning, after a v i y
warm, d .sfy an I tiresome trip. As it
was the morniag of the "Glorious
Fourth," perhaps the firing is attribu a
bl somewhat to that event, and, the -j?ore,
I wdl net c aim all the glory; I tit
they gave rae a falute "all'e samee."
I left 1'alatka on Wednesday morni g
and, under ti e gentle care of our frie id
Maheney, cf .h. J., T. & K. W. railrord,
was landed saiely in Jacksonville m
time, alt.u- a k:.sant ride over as goxl
a piece of roadtt d for its age as any in
this com try.
Left i.cl sonv lie at 2:30; reached a id
passed Savanna ii and Charleston on
time, and cacte into Wilmington about
8:G0 a. m, on Thursday for breakfjot
(liiat's what they called it, and charged
cents for i:) and such a breakfast.
We all et t ic-ne' hing Itecause we were
hungry, and yet it is an imposition on
the public to furnish such poor fare at
such pric3s. We 11, after breakfast, on to
Weldon, past Goldsboro', Petersbuig,
Richmond and Aashington.
Wafehingtor is very lively, despite t ie
warm wuathtr; for congress is still in
session, but, no t'oubt, will adjourn early
on Monday morring, as a number of the
members and senators are now in Chi
cago, and most if not all the democrats
desire and intone, to go, if they adjourn
in time.
Washington, to my eve, has always
been a handsome city, and at each re
turn I liiid improvements every wheie,
and at present it never looked more
leautiful the vwde and smooth streets
and avenues, handsome residences and
the grand old department buildings, the
parks and fount; ins, trees and floweis,
make it the hancsomest city of the woild
to-day.
As the time for the meeting of the
democratic convention draws near, it
seems more certain that while Tild'U
would be nominated if he would accept,
that Cleveland, of New York, will be the
man, and that, de -pite the reported opposi
t ion to him by John Kelly.he is the strong
est man in the neld, and can certainly
carry New York, which, with Indiana,
is one of the pivotal states.
Randall is being pushed to the front by
the protectionist wing of the party, but I
think otttside of Pennsylvania will de
velop little strength.
Bayard, next to Cleveland, seems to
have th.e largest r ollowing of any candi
date, and Ben Bntler is seriously talk d
of by many, and it is thought will c e
velon quite a vote. With Cleveland at
the head, McDonald, of Indiana, wiil
' placed second on the ticket. Bet
having but just arrived it is impossible
for me to form t very correct judgme nt
of the situation, but I would say that
there is little or no live enthusiasm lor
Blaine anol Logan, anil if at Chica;o
they give us Cleveland and McDom'd
and a taiJ rc 'orm platform, we w ill
surely win in November.
The republicans do not claim mu h
from the Sctlc rn states; but they u
tend to try an 1 carry Virginia, West
Virginia and F! rida so keep your eyes
open. I or.'t Ie' our Land of Flowers he
turned oer gc'n to the misrule of years
pat and gone. Site now has a futi re
bo fore la r, ard lot us keep her on the
road to advancement and not have her
ogain th ? prey of the adventurer a id
carpet-1 : gf or.
From my wirdows as I write I occa
sionally look v'" to catch a glimpse of
the swift moving trains of the Baltimore
ard Ohio r;J' oa l. Forty-eight to fh tyj
trains every cay. running at the rate of :
a mile a minute, pass the house.
It is juilo warm here, anol I feel it!
much more that in Floriola; and whilo I
have nil eh to c: aw anol keep me here I j
prefer Florida ir. summer to any 6ectiju ;
I have yet been in. J
I do not intend to be idle while I r ra j
here, ha. olo ah I can for our fhowt ry J
horu? an l the Gem City, and I hope to j
be able to add quite a number to her j
already thrifty settlers. j
Will drop ju a line occasionally, j
and keep you posted on political affairs '
here. McK. i
A Higher TaritTvs. Surplus Revenue.
Mount Vermin (N, Y.) Chronicle.
The Chk;io convention says that cur
surplus revenue mttst be reduced, a. id
then says we must have a higher tariiT.
Some people don't know how to recon
cile these two deolarations, but the recon
ciliation is very easily effected. If the
tariiT is increased, it will cost more to
live. If it costs nore to live, each citi
zen's surplus revenue must be reduced.
This beautiful syllogism is, in itself,
conclusive of the wisdom of the politi
cians, who framed the Chicago platform;
but there is another declaration in that
wonderful instrument, which makes as
surano'e doubly sure, and takes a bond of
fate; it is the declaration in favor of the
eight-hour law. This means a reductiom
of from 0 to 33 per cent, in the hours
of laboir, and such a reoiuction in the
hours of labor means either a like reoiuc
tion in wages or a corresponding increase
in the co6t of living. A reduction in
wages will cause a reduction of a man's
surplus income, and so, too, will an in
crease in the cost of living.
Tlus Chicago platform is one of the
most beautifully devised plans for cut
ting olown the surplus income of the peo
ple which man could devise; by raisirg
the tariff, the cost of foreign goods will
be increased: and by lessening the hours
of labor, the cost of domestic goods will
be increased. Those who want the cost
cf both foreign and domestic goods in
creased, should vote for the supporters f
Che Chicago platform. Mr. Blaine savs
that it receives his hearty acceptance in
even- detail.
Business Statistics.
New York Tribune.
It is not surprising that the failures f or
the first half of 1881 reach 5,510 in num
ber, and 1124.301,282 in amount of ba
biiicies, a3 the mercantile agency repor. s.
Though the number exceeds that of t've
first half of 188:3 by only 473 about t ut
per cent. the amount of liabilities is
nearly double. This shows how largely
specu.aax e operations m a tew ot t ie
operations
chief ch::s have comrhrueu to swell the
record of commercial disaster. In t.-e
city of New Yerk alone, the increase in
amount of liabilities is $46,000,000, ar d
in Boston there is an increase of $2,00o,
000, and in San Francisco and Philadel
phia over 1.000,000 each. The average
of liabilities of firms failing suddenly
mounts from $15,317 each in the fust
half of ISSoto $38,033 in the first half of
1884. In short, the record shows what
the daily journals have been showing,
that the late disturbance has leen esse i
lially a rich man's panic. The workir.g
people and the small property owners
have little part in it.
What Polygamy Demand.
Exchange.
, But what does a man have to give t;p
to obtain the wretched privilege of being
a poly ga mist? Everything that makes
him a man. Can a man stand up before
a priest or a justice, and say, I am wiT
ing to take these two women to be my
wives, and the women say we are will
ing to take this man to be our husband ?
Not by any means. He has to ebtainthe
permission of several grades of the priest
hood, and to pass through the endow
ment house, where he takes a series of
cast-iron obligations of the most awful
nature, the breach of which involves the
death penalty in three olifferent forms
namely, the throat to bo cut; the heart -o
lie taken out, and to be disembowelled.
And ho wears on his garments ever af
terward tlie perpetual reminder of these
obligations. This is no empty form the
penalty has been exacteol in numerous
instances. He is the bonol tlave of the
priesthood from henceforth, and dealh
alone can free him.
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cheap, wiil do well to call on
!Drew, H. L & Gardner,
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Notice is hereby griventhat the board of pub
lic instruction of "Putnam county will convene
at the court house in Faint kn -n Friday the
1st day of Ausrut ls-4 at the hour of 11 o'clock
a. m. for the purpose of examininsr applicants
lor schools and employing teachers to op?n
publie schools in this county on the 1st M n-
; tlay m reptt-uiter, ls4,
I Applications should "te make to the cour.fy
' school superintenlent enilorsed by the lo ill
trustees. J. W. Stku klonp.
I Sec'y Rd. Pub. Inst, and Mift. Schools.
Palatka, Fla., Ju!v 5,J'.
! ADMINISTRATOR'S NOTICE.
HAVING REEX DULY QUALIFIED AS
Administrator of the estate of Josc-ph H.
! Mann, I hereby require nil claims and demands
against salt! estate to be prt'iited as pre
; scribed by law. or this notice will be pleaded
' in bar; and all debtors are warned to make
immediate settlment to the uudersisrned.
i A. W. MAJSN. Admuiistnitor
PROFESSIONAL CARDS.
Jxo. T. v.'alxh, E. M. V.w ,
Jacksonville. Palatka.
W'jVJL.Iv.EIt cfc VAKY,
-A-ttoi'iie;- r. Comii-iellov,
PALATKA. FLORIDA.
Office in Gri.Tm's nrick IJIock.
BENJ. PUTNAM CALIlOUN. IHVIXG G1LI IS.
vvm. l . Ni.rs CAtnor.
Callioim, O ill i?" &, Calhoun,
ATTOKIVEY.AT.LA1 '7
PALATKA, FLOUIDA.
Special attention paid to Insurance, Real "'s-tat-j
ari'l (ViUccrion of Claims. Will pmctiot in
i-U.te and I eaenil courtp.
A. AV. KOYSDOX,
att o i"j : j-z '-.vrr-r.v v
Office opposite St. John's Hotel,
Lsmox Stueet,
Palatka, Fl.
AT TOltN i:y-AT-LA V
Agent fur Sale ami Purchase of
FLORIDA LANDS
Palatka, Flokida.
Notary Public State of Florida.
W. IT. WIGG,
T O IS IV I V-Arr-LAA V
Ollico Lemon St., Mann's Buildinr, Upstei -s.
Palatka, Florida.
PALATKA HOTELS.
QllAIIAI'W HOTEL.
S. GRAHAM, Proprietor.
Corner Lemon and Water streets,
PALATKA, FLORID A.
TIIT2 WESTMORELAND .
PALATKA, FLORIDA.
White Sulphur Water, Hot and Cold
Sulphur Raths.
Bua meets all trains and steamers.
OPEN ALL THE YEA tt.
J AltltllV HOUSE,
PALATKA, FLORIDA.
Addition built last summer of forty-Eve rooms.
Accommodations for 330 jruests.
Open December ".
LARKIX d ALLEN, Propiictors.
"TJT2VA.3r HOUSE,
1 Decemlier to May. PALATKA, FLA.
.IflNDSOU HOTEL,
V Dec. to May. JACKSON V ILLE, FLA.
I7QTJITVOA1 HOUSE.
Id June to Oct., MANCHESTER, T.
No Dofrs Taken. F. H. OHVIS.
nt)UNTV COURT,
K.' PUTNAM COUNTY, FLORIDA.
Office hours. Hi a. m. to ; p. in.
Justice Coe:rr First Mondny in eo-.-h
month. Renj. Hakuiso.v,
County Judne
A. J. REACH fc SON,
NURSERYMEN
PALATKA, FLORIDA.
A LTi FiioITS CROWN SUITED TO TI'IS
A climate. Casalojrue f : ee.
Fresh fVlsats and Pouilty
Always on Iliiml fc
SMITH'S STAMIJ
On Water Street.
HARRY HEATH
Practical Y alchmaker g Engrav?r
pAN FUUNTSH ANY WATCH MADE &
V.' per ceni lowtr than any house In the state.
Cull and see. Can lie found at the music stt re
I pv)!t' St. Jehu's Hotel, L' nion street, l'a
! latka, Florida.
J. H. MERRYDAY,
HOUSE AND SIGN PAIHTE3,
Corner Oak and Fourth Streets.
For a First-Class Horse and Buggy,
VIXOXE HORSES,
Or anythiiiir in that line, jro to the STABLES of
JOHN RAMSAUR,
FRONT ST., : PALATKA, FU.
Prices Moderate. Only Stables in
the City.
SEASONED CYPRESS LUMBER
DOWELS, CHAIR SEATS
FURNITURE REPAIRED, VAR
, NISHED & RE-UPHOLSTERED
OSCAR w! YOUNG'S
Lemon street, one door east Convent:
Saws Filed 20 Years Experience.
DO NOT READ THIS !
-T I. JACOBSOIT'S
On all Uces, Erribroidery, Gloves, Hosiery, Etc., on all Lawns. SMs
and other Dress Goods, v;e will allow customers a Cash"
DISCOUNT OF FIFTEEN PER CENT.
This means In plain words, for every Dollars worth purcha
chased of these Goods, we will charge only 85 cents on a Dol ar.
LOOK AGAIN!
Gentlemen shoes that have been filing for 6.50 and $7.00 are now fold
for $5.50; shoes sold for $0.00 now sold for 5.00. Ladies' low
quarter shoes reduced from l',75 to 82.00 and 82.25.
L,adies' low-quarter Klippe m reiliu'ed from !?a.33 to 1.3Qf
A large lot of Hosiery worth 50 cents are now told at 30 cent.
Another lot worth 35 cents now sold at 20 cents. Another from
25 cents to 15 cents. Another from 20c. to 10c. 75 gross
fancy ivory buttons that have been sold at 15c. per doz. now sold at 5c.
WHOLESALE AND
Hardware
ETC.,
A FULL AND COMPLETE
ardware and
WE ASK AN INSPECTION OF OUR STOCK.
GRIFFIN S BRICK BLOCK, CORNER
PALATKA,
B. F. McGRAW & SON,
Buffalo Bluff Wj
ALL ORANGE STOCK
From Sour to the Best Varieties
iONEIVAUIETY OF!
STKiUVBERKIES,VI5!:
FEDERAL POINT, OR
FLORIDA FOUNDLING
ICE CREAM AND
LEMONADE
BY
H. A. Meyer & Co
A full and complete line of
GROCERIES
Will be kept on hand.
will be served twice a day with Wagons, find
H. A. MEYEK will do his own baking in fu-
tUPalatka, Fla., March 24. 1SS4.
WILLIAM F. FORWARD, '
PIONEER ICE HOUSE
JLND DEPOT FOR
Hay, Grain, Feed, Lime, Plaster,
BRICK, CEMENT, LATH, Etc.
Established in im. Reid's Brick Block, front
ing wharf, PALATKA, FLA,
KCTAIL DEALEHS IN
Groceries,
ETC.
LINE OF EVEVTlIIXti IN THE
Grocery Line
FRONT AND LEMON STREETS
FLOKIDA.
Artesian Wells. Irrigation.
IRRIGATE YOUR GROVES.
The rapM jrrowth of troos nndthe (rrciWt
'Hnclopfineiit ol fruit, can only t. obtained
liy proiK-r arrangements for . irrigation, nu
riny thf dry sK'ilnthat visit n every ;,ear.
With plenty ot water at command, t lie jrri w t,h
ot youtifr nws, b jul the eroiie of thofc in i ear
are an afitin el sueceps.
JUU.'UATION IS THE SHEET AN'CHOI". OF
OlwiNGE Cl'LTl'KE.
The r-x peri men Ui that have already .jea
mailt' aliiindantiy prove its vahie.
lr For the purpose of irrigation, rop
orly contrueteil. Artesian Wells are th
elieajx'st, ltet and most reliable.
Correspondence solicited. Ftimas p'ren.
Contracts taken for woIJh. Four to tlx inch
pipe receoiumended as most practical
J: T. CoNovtH,
, Palatka, Fli;.
Or at Oltice of E. K. McKcan, Lemon 6' ret.
H. J. CAMPBELL,
ARCHITECT & CIVIL ENGINEER
Plans, Specifications,
Superintendence and Estimates
For all Kinds of Buildings.
Surveys, plans and estimated nirde fo- ali
kinds ol civil erurineeririR, eanaU, docks, ter
minal iacilities for railroads, w-iter works,
sewerasre. irriiration, drainage, ricr and har
bor improveinonf, and landscape jrnrdeninr.
jtind Hiirveyinir, examination, laying: om and
mapping ott town sites. ISarotnetric ivelp aal
tlyiutr reconnoisance taken. I'ropertiei' and
projKised work examined and rernirted on for
non-residents. Oltice in Griffin's Jlriek Block.
Palatka, Ha.
PIANOS ! ORGANS I
3Iiij-ii'al Instruments nnd
SEWING MACHINES,
Cheap for Cash ami on Easy
terms of payment when gold on install
ment plan. I buy direct from manufacturers
and irive my customers benefits of commissioas
paid to "Agents."
$5.00 to $25.00 Saved 1 1 !
Machines and Orjrarm shipped to anv railroad
depot or steamlKiat landinjf within fifty milts
of Palatka. with privilege of examination an
return at my expense fre of eoet, if not per
fectly satisfactory.
C. F. SULZNER,
"Gem CIty"3Iiiie -itor
CALHOUN" BLOCK. Lemon Stre-et.
0'KEEFE & M'KINLAY,
Machinists, Boilermakers and
Blacksmiths.
REPAIRING SPECIALLLY ATfZKDB
to. New and second imnd mfichincrj
bought and sold. Enirin-r8 suppll
Oorner Keid and Second istrteta.
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