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PALATKA, FLORIDA, TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 1885. NUMBER 15. VOLUME II. A TOUCHING SCENE- INTERL.ACHEX. The Self-Sacriiiceof a Woman WhicU Changed Sel fish ness to Sympathy. "There was a pathetic scene on a train on the Westers Division of the Erie Sat urday,'' said a-conductcr on that road to a New York Sun reporter. "A woman hoarded the train at Olean. She carried in her arms a baby but a few weeks old. It was very cross and peevish, and defied all of its nurse's efforts to keep it quiet. Its cries were at times so loud and pierc ing that the other passengers could not hide their annoyance, and after a while audible expressions of their feelings came from all parts of the car. The woman was patient under the double trial of the child's troublesomeness and the evident knowledge of the annoyance it was to her fellow passengers. She talked soothingly to the child, plared it in all positions and to so arrange its wrappings as to, in a measure, deaden the sound of its cries. Finally some one in the car, whose impa tience had got the better of his sympa thy, shouted out: " If that child can't be kept quiet, I hope it may be removed from the car at the next station '.' "This unreeling remark seemed to meet with general approval, and the poor woman's eyes tilled with tears, and in at tempting to speak her feelings overcame her and she pressed the baby closer to her and sobbed violently. She soon recover ed herself and redoubled her efforts to keep the child quiet. For a short time she succeeded somewhat, but presently the cries of the baby were as loud as and prolonged as ever. At last a man arose and said sharply: " 'Madam, it would seem to me that the mother of an infant should know how to take at least half care of it.' "The train had now stopped at Sala maney. At the remark of the second speaker the woman arose in her seat and, facing the car full of passengers, said, in a voice trembling: '"lam not ibis poor little thing's mother. I never saw it before yesterday, and I believe it hasn't a living relative. Its father was killed on the railroad a week before it was born. Its mother, living in a distant place, hurried to the scene of her husband's death. The child was orn among strangers, and day be fore yesterday the mother died, leaving hi r little one with no one to care for it. I lived in the house where the mother lit (1 and volunteered to do what I could for the poor little thing and to go with the dead woman's remains to her native place. Her body is on this train. I am sorry the child is so troublesome, but isn't it entitled to some little sympathy?' "The effect of the woman's words may Ik) imagined. There were few dry eyes in the car when she dropped, sobbing, in to her seat. All selfishness was lost in sympathetic thoughts of the desolate lit tle wanderer, and a score of hands that a moment before were almost willing to raise in chastisement of the babe were now anxious to extend aid to it and its self-sacrificing guardian. It was a tomb, of nature that made the whole world kin." The hammer and saw are busy among Mr. Spiritual Manifestations in lMiila- phia. Detroit Free Press. A lady and gentleman were invited into the dark cabinet, and soon out again telling startling stories of spirit forms and kissing. Another couple entered, when tho noises inside were of an alto gether different character. A table was overturned and the lady emerged, look ing as if she had had a struggle. After telling startling stories about the spirit forms and the kisses, the medium came out, followed by the gentleman who had been in there with him. lie immediate ly addressed the audience, saying that he was no longer a spiritualist, for this was an infernal fraud. Then lie dived into the cabinet, from which in spite of the medium's efforts to lead him off he brough backt a long-handled paddle cov ered with cotton flannel. "This is the kisser," said he amid yells and laughter. At once there was great confusion and shouts from all over the house. He went on to say that on entering the cabinet he was told to place one of his hands on the medium's head. He felt the medium move his knees and release the loops about his wrists. Then he thrummed the guitar; then took the paddle and touched the gentleman on the cheek and lips with it making as lie did so a kissing sound. The gentleman seized him, but, being a powerful man and the lady interfering, the medium succeeded in replacing his hands in the loops. The whole affair was a cheat, he said. There was no Bertha King. When he had stopped speaking the po lice officer came forward and arrested the medium and his partners on a war rant, oroviniislv tnl-(n rmt nfriinst tln-m for obtaining money under false pre- . fences. The tnonep at the box oiHee was i secured and the apparatus seized. A large hotel is being built by Hastings, of Springfield, O. Real estate is being eagerly sought after in this vicinity. The eleyated, healthy location of the "Orange Belt" is beginning to tell. Mr. W. Taylor, lately in business here, has sold out his pretty fifteen acre plot, situated on the north side of Lake Chip co, realizing fifteen hundred dollars for house, land and improvements. W. H. Mizzell, R. Jackson and Mr. Rennick, of Virginia, have purchased from Mr. D. Young, and will build at once. Several others are negotiating for sites. The Young addition is sold only to those who make bona fide im provements. Rev. John C. Haughton is interesting himself in endeavoring to secure for In terlachen the location of a Congregation alcollegeforthedissemmination of higher education. Winter Park, Mt. Dora and several other places are competing as to who shall have it. Several handsome contributions have been placed at the disposal of Mr. Haughton to be given as inducements for them to locate"between the lakes." God speed the cause where ever it may le located. The need of a good school is much felt and we can sympathize with the "Gem City" in this respect. Surely our legisla tors will do something in the direction Of untying the hands of our county com missioners throughout the state, that ilipv mav be nermitted to assist in the j 4 building of schools when desirable. The education of the rising generation is a duty devolving on all of us and we must not shrink it. It is generally believed that the federal government will make some provision for a general system of assisting the south, in the education of whites as well as the negroes, but indi vidual effort is sadly needed; the "Land of Flowers" must not be the laud of "ig norance, ''these two things.lo not usually go hand in hand- Fish are abundant in our clear water lakes, makinz the heart of the average youth glad within him. Perch of all kinds, and black bass predominate. Tho quality is much finer than you get in the St. Johns, being finer.cleaner and much more active. The landing of a seven or eight pounder is indeed true sport. Come out, Mr. Editor, and breathe our pure air, wrestle with one of these "finny fellows" and after a few days you can go back fully able to wrestle with the con stitutional convention, Cleveland's in aucrural. the fence law or the languid inoperative Fruit Grower's (?) Asssocia tion. Speaking of Cleveland, republi ciihs and democrats seem to unanimous ly agree that his inangural speech was a masterpiece, and the policy therein fore shadowed, indicative of good sound sense, broad views, and an earnest desire for the welfare of the "people" more than the party. Carried out, this policy gives to the democratic party (in the ordinary course of events) a lease of power for at least a decade. Already the wedge has been entered in the ranks of the colored race and it is now not ostracism amongst them to le a "colored demo crat," The beginning of the end ! Blank. Advice to Gentlemen. The following article has been sent us with the request to publish it. We trust it does not apply to any of the rela tives or friends of our readers: Allow me to give some advice to gentlemen from twenty to forty years of age, who can see so many faults in the opposite sex and none in their own. As it has now become fashionable for gentlemen to express publicly their disapprobation of the dress, manners, habits and educa tion of the female community at large, I think we ladies, in justice to ourselves, , LWAVS .)N lfANI)t duesskd poul are now called upon to retaliate, and al- 1- try received daily. Caii ntthe old stand ... i ,,- on Lemon street. so should be permittea to mase puonc , our opinions of the sort of men which : FRESH MEAT MARKET o Oldest Establishment in Town BEST OF " NEW YORK BEEF AND KENTUCKY MUTTON Education By Monkey. From the Baptist AVeekly. The newest service rendered by mon keys to mankind was recently illustrated in London. In one of the school districts there were a great many parents who re ported no children in their families, and in order to ascertain the real number of children in the district the school officers resorted to an ingenius measure. Two monkeys wore gayly dressed, put in a wagon, and, accompanied by a brass band, were carried through the streets of the district. At once crowds of chil dren made their appearance. The pro cession was stopped in a park, and the school officers began their work, dis tributing candies to the youngsters, and taking their names and addresses. They found out that over sixty parents kept their children from school, and the mon keys and brass band brought about two hundred little boys and girls to school, which was pretty well done for two monkevs. The French Novel. Arkansaw Traveler. "Come," said he, taking her hand, "I am broken down in body and mind, but ! I will exert myself for your sake." He tread upon a dog's tail. : "Never mind, Fido." she said. "He is ; not much of a dog." I "Oh. yes, he is," replied the over- worked man, rubbing himself. "He is a ! bull dog." "No, he is only a poodle." Then, why did he bite my calf?" "Oh, vou are facetious. When will we would, and would not like to marry The moral, sensible, steady, industrious, honorable man, who can work for a liv ing, besides putting his hand to any lit tle manly job about his own house, such as mend a chair or table, paint a door, plas ter a fire-grate, white-wash the ceiling, paper the bedroom, clean his own boots, and be a gentleman withal in company, is just the sort of man for me or any sen sible lass to marry. But your empty headed, self-conceited, starch-necked, cigar-smoking, brandy-drinking, money hunting, lady-killing, lazy-lounging, sel fish, plotting, scheming, mean, deceiv ing, pomatum plastered animals, who call yourselves Lords of creation, you're no more fit for matrimony than a spider is to command a regiment. The fact is, my dear fellows, you want, generally speaking, more common sense and less puppyism, knowledge and less foppery, more manliness and less impudence, more honor and less falsehood, more brains and less mustache ! Shave off your mustaches and be more like men and less like monkeys; throw away your cigars and walking-sticks, take a useful book into your fingers and try if you can pick up a bit of common knowledge, so that in time you may learn to be what the God of Nature designed. I submit the above to the Albert-chained, wash- pinned, brass-ringed, false-fronted, gamb ling, horse-betting paragons of wit, fash ion and frivolity, who are looking out to catch any rich woman who could be fool enough to marry them. And, seriously speaking, it is much to be deplored that such creatures as taese, without affec tion, knowledge, means, or useful capa bility whatever, should be selected for husbands, and a change in this order of things is a consumation devoutly to be wished for. Knew His Business He was a gentlemanly looking fellow, dressed in elegant taste, and as he knocked at the superintendent's office no one would have suspected he was a man looking for a job, "Good morning," replied the visitor, "I am in search of a position as conduc tor on your road." "Well, we want a man about your size." "What is the pay ?" "One hundred dollars a month "That's fair enough. I was paid that for the five years I was with the N. Y. Central." "You look like a good man. Got any references?" "No, sir. I'm sorry to say T'ro. a stran ger in Cincinnat "No references ? That's unfortunate. Have you got anything to show that you know the duties of the position you seek?" "O, yes; plenty. There's a house and lot in Hoboken, where my wife lives, which I paid $20,000 for; then there is a farm up in Orange county that cot t me $ 12,500; some bank stocks, a few U. S. bonds, a town lot in Jersey City, a " "That's quite enough," interrupted the superintendent; "I see you know your business. Just call around this after noon, and I'll see what I can do for you. I always like to help a man who can make an ordinary salary meet his wants." "Orders filled ut any hour of the day. SAMUEL J. BAP.STOW, ARCHITECT Plans axd Specifications Prepared At Reasonable Rates. Office, back of Opera House PROFESSIONAL CARDS. BENJ. PUTNAM CALHOUN. IRVTXG GILL1S. WJI. LOWNDES CALHOCN'. Ciillioun, Gillls & Calhoun, ATTOKNEYS-AT-LAW PALATKA, FLORIDA. Special attention paid to Insurance, Keal Es tate and Collection of Claims. Will practice in State and Federal courts. JA C 0 IVTJL W. MOUNT, Attorney iintl Counsellor -cVt Law, OPERA HOUSE BUILDING, PALATKA. W3I. TII03IIt?i0r, Lawyer AtNotary Iiillic Has moved his office to Hart's warehouse, on the wharf, up stairs. Commissioner of deeds for New York. Special attention griven to conveyancing, buying and selling lands and examination of titles. E. M Randall, Jko. T. Walker, Jacksonville. Jacksonville. E. M. Vary, Palatka. RANDALL, WALKER & VARY, Attorneys& Counsellors, PALATKA. FLORIDA. Office in Opera House Building, opposite Court House. HIGLEY k SMITH COMMISSION MERCHANTS CONSIGNMENTS OF Oranges k Lemons SOLICITED. WILL REPACK AND PUT Fruit in good merchantable condition. We can load cars at our doors for all markets, which gives us excellent advantages in hand ling fruit. FOR SALE! IN THOMAS, lO TOWN LOTS. Beatifully situated between the Station on the Jacksonville, Tampa and Key West Hail- way and the Church, Masonic Hall and Public School Room, Distance from Thomas Station one-half mile. Good pine land, healthy good water, good society. Map recorded. Clear ti tle. Prices reasonable. For further informa tion, call at the premises or address at Palatka Florida, J. W. THOMAS. Calhoun, Gillis & Calhoun INSURANCE AGENTS. REPRESENT THE HOME INSURANCE COMP ANT.of New Vork, THE "SUN," of London THE NEW YORK UNDERWRITERS, THE GERMAXIA, THE FACTORS & TRADERS, of New Orleans, THE ACCIDENT, of North America, THE EQUITABLE (Life.) JV. W. HOY8DON, .A.TT O II IV E Y-A-T-JLV W Office opposite St. John's Hotel, Lemon Street, Palatka. Fla. IZ. 11. MoKBAN, AT TORN I.Y-AT-LAW Agent for Sale and Purchase of FLORIDA Ii A IV 1) S Palatka, Florida. Notary Public State of Florida. W. II. WIGG, vrr t o Ji rsr E V-AT-I.AW Office in Opera Court House. House Building, opposite Palatka, Florida. I1. A. I COLE. HOMOEOPATH rST. G u a DC ate of the New York Homoeopathic Medical College. Special attention given to the diseases of women, diseases or tne lungs, anu surgery Electricity scientifically applied. Office on Lemon Street, Palatka, Fla. At B S First 0 s SPRING First CALI First C0ES eon NEW vv otz First EMBROIDERIES " G E m P H A R H1A C Y ," W. O. " Fry's l$loclc, Front SSi., PnltUku, Floridn. Drugs and Chemicals, Toilet and Fancy Articles, Prescriptions Carefully Compounded ut nil Hours. Country Orders Filled with Neatness and Dispatch. " BTS-TsTKI ctjbtis WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALER IN B00KS,STATI0NERY,N0TI0NS,C0NFECTI0NERY&C, DIRECT MANUFACTURERS' AGENT-NEW YORK STORE. Gooda sold for spot cash at bottom priees. Country orders solicited and tilled at New York prices. Two doors east of 1, O., Lemon st,, Palatka, Fla. BEFJTAL CARD. y DRS. H. R. & W. W. ESTES Have opened their office in the Merryday Buil ding, over Farrar's Carriage Shop, corner Lemon and Second streets, and are in readi incss to wait on their old patrons and the pub lic generally. Remember the place nearly opposite the Opera House. C. J. Joseph, C. E. City Engineer. Wm. M. Husson, C. E. The Duchess of Norfolk claims the pos session of the finest rubies in the United Kingdom. Any woman of reasonable means may wear diamonds, but only an imperial wealth ever permits her to Lum ber rubies among her jewels. The Duche: s of Norfolk would undoubtedly give all these priceless gems to obtain sight for her little son, whose future is shrouded in mental as well as physical darkness; but the oldest and richest dukedom in England cannot buy health for its sole heir. you fly with me?" "Soon as I can borrow a pair of wings." "Oh!" Khe had fainted on his breast. The only voice raised was bv a tall woman who had been first in the cabi-' net and who stood up and shouted, "I know enough about kissing to know the J difference letween a bathing swab and a ; " genuine salute. I tell you, ladies r,nd j Ii. B. Hayes, once of the White House, gentlemen, 1 was kissed: if I die for it." j has untied the hard knots in his purse Shouts of laughter silenced her fmther strings and given fG.OOO to a church at testimony. Fremont, Ohio. Lord Randolph Churchill, according to the London World, has been almost killed with kindness in India. He was recently entertained at Iudore by Maha rajah Holkar with electric illuminations, a Sanskrit drama, and a drawing room nautch, and, as the result of thetaumash, he was slightly indisposed. For a First-Crues Horse and Buggy SVr13LlJ HOUSES, Or anything in that line, go to the STABLES of JOHN RAMSAUR, . FRONT ST., PALATKA, FLA. Only Stables in Prices Moderate. the Cftv. FOR CATALOGUES OF NURSERY STOCK, SEND TO Georfjetown, Floricln. J. H. MERRYDAY, HOUSE ADD SIGN PAIMTER, Corner Oak and Fourth Streets. WANTED. SAW LOGS, PINE AND CYPRESS, vi ci:nt sc medskeh, Cor. Lemon St. and Tampa R. K. JOSEPH IIXJSSOTS, CIVIL ENGINEERS, Surveyors 5v: -tYi-cliitoets, PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS FOB. ALL KINDS OF BUILDING?. Office: , Fry's Briek Building, Palatka, Via. H. J. CAMPBELL, ARCHITECT & CIVIL ENGINEER Plans, Specifications, Superintendence and Estimates For all Kinds of Buildings. Surveys, plans and estimates made for all kinds ot civil engineering, canals, docks, ter minal facilities for railroads, water works, sewerage, irrigation, drainage, river and har bor improvements, and landscape gardening. Land surveying, examination, laying out and mapping off town sites. Barometric levels and tlvinir reconnoisance taken. Properties and proposeil work examined and rejorted on for non-residents. Office in Griffin's Brick Block, Palatka. Fla. PALATKA HOTELS. Thomas George Rawlings, of Wood side, L. I., has documents which he be lieves show that he and his sister, Mrs. Randall, are heirs to an estate of about $185,000 in Wales. The heirs are adver tised for. He is poor, and has been liv ing with Undertaker Walter Browne. He is just of age. KEWSONTHE PRACTIC ALTAILOR Has reopened his Shop opposite The Old St. Johns Hotel, in the Miller Building. He does Good Work at Fair Priees. Good Lands Cheap. 4S0 acres 2 miles from Keuka, $10 80 acres 1 mile from Keuka. $15 80 acres 3-4 mile from Keuka, $1(5 40 acres V mile from Keuka S'-O 10 ten acre lots in town each 5 two acre lots in town each $'i ?.) town lots, all that's left, $- to 31J0 Will divide to suit. Come and see for your self. Ed. Kcmlky, Keuke, Fla. For Sale. ! I have for sale about 1500 orange tree. buds and seedlings. Stocks five j'ears old, buds two vears old. Address i L. K. WOOLFOLK, Welaka. FLi. QAKLETOX HOUSE, A. SHELLEY, I-KOPaiETOB. Finest location in the city. Newly remodel ed and refurnished, making the finest home accommodations. Table unsurpassed. Electric bells in every room. 350 feet of piazza prom enade. Accommodations for 200 guests. Om nibus at all depots and landings. TROPICAL H0TEL& RESTAURANT SITUATED ON THE DOCK. Oonvenient to all railroads and steamboats, Meals and lunches served to order on Euro pean plan. Terms moderate. Regular meals 35 and 40 cents each. E. C. Post, Prop'r, . M. YOUNG, JR.. DKALEU I IV ATCHES, CLOCKS, JEWELRY SILVERWARE, OPTICAL GOODS, POCKET CUTLERY, RAZORS STATIONERY, COLD PENS, STYLOGRAPHIC PENS, ROLLER SKATES, FISHING TACKLE. Store in Fry's new InsiM- I a UN CHAItU K Of MR. A. E. STIIiBS, OF MASSACil '."SETTS, A WORKMAN OK TEN ing. Front street, Palatka. Florida. JOHN T. DUNN, The Cheapest Man under the Sun," IIST HABT'S blocs: Corner of Lemon and Water Streets, Palatka, Florida. "His Same Old Stand," W holes si ii l J t t si i 1 1 si 1 i ii Staple and Fancy Groceries. Provisions, Feed Sc., also Wood and Willow-ware, Crockery and House Furnishing Goods. Makes a Specialty of Fine Teas and Coffees and O.Ozl oicest B -u 13 o 3? Having larger facilities and 1 (J years experience in catering to wants of this trade he flatters himself in saying "lie knows juvt. what yon want" and will always furnish the "Host." COOLS AT LOWEST PRICES. LARGEST and MOST COMPLETE ! FURNITURE! EstaMislmiciit Sontli. G. S. Hacker k Son HOTEL. S. GRAHAM, Proprietor. Open December 1st, 188 1. Corner Oak and Second Streets. PALATKA. FLOEIDA. rpiIT; WESTMOItELANO. ; Selling Out At Cost! I Having Decided to Discontinue the ! FURNITURE BUSINESS, I Offer the Entire Stock at Cost. AH Goods Marked In Plain Figures. ONE CASH PRICE ONLY I : AUGUHT HALL, ! Corner Luurel ami Kn island Streets. ORANGE TREES 3 It is said that Queen Victoria desires that a selection of the public speeches of the late Duke of AUwny should le published. For Marshal. i PALATKA. FLORIDA. Established in 1K42. , Office and Warerootns, King, opposio..- Cn This house with its addition, put up last I non6treet. totbe decision of ray lnenits ami the voters j ........ generally. PmtipJ. Masccy. From I lo 5 Vears Old, Doors, Sash, Blinds, Mouldings ;Rl((lft( nr SfififlliTld 1 v.v.vxvvt V. V VVU11 JLA Q At The Buffalo Bluff Nurseries. it. i-'. MANl FACTrRE3 OF AXD BUILDING MATERIAL. Iiii mil itlufr, Fla.