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H VOLUME II. PALATKA, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 1885. NUMBER 30. TELEGRAPHIC SPARKLES. THtt LATEST NKAVS l'HOM AU PARTS BY AVIUM ANI CAP.U;. EXPOSITION NOTES. New Or leans, A jail 1. The atten dance to-day at the exposition was very large, the weather being clear and warm. It is estimated that the number of visi tors that arrived during the past twenty four hours was 4,400. Mayor Guilotte, of this city, ha:; ap pointed one hundred influential citizens as delegates to the Western Waterways Convention, which meets at the Exposi 1 i n April 7th. Some journalists caused to bo printed here and sent abroad the statement that the Liberty bell had been stolen. It was j an April Fool. j rURJLIC DEBT DECREASED. Washington, April 1. The decrease of the public debt for the month of March amounts of 183,000. There is a delay in the preparation of the statement and it has not at this hour, (7 p. m.) 1m en made public. Two statements will be issued, one in the usual form and an other in the form suggested by C. N. Jordan, of New York. The latter form v. ill show the reduction in the amount of cash in the Treasury, as made up from the following accounts: Gold and silver certificates, United States notes held for certificates of deposit under act of June 8, 1873. The following accounts are represented as unavailable: Frac tional coin, minor coin, Speaker's certifi- citf a. the sum ulaced to the credit of the reserve for the redemption of Wnl ten- " tlers ($100,000,000). The debt statement will be increased by tin? Pacific Railroad bonds and accrued interest about !?, IKIO.000. CAPITOL NOTES. Washington, April 1. Secretary La mar had so far recovered from ois recent indisposition to-day as to be able to visit the Interior Department during the af ternoon. Secretary Manning has addressed a circular letter to collectors of customs, appraisers, naval oflieers, collectors of internal revenues, assistant treasurers, 'iir-cdi;;is. il;e lighthouse board, the supt rintendent of life-saving service, the chief of the revenue marine division and the Surgeon-General of the Marine Hos pital Service, requesting them to report therein in writing as soon as practicable to what extent, in their opinion, the fo-'ce employed under their di'.ection can he reduced without detriment to the public service, and whether the method of doing business can be simplified, and in general to make suc h suggestions and recommendations as may occur to them, whereby tho ellicency of the service may 1h improved and tho expenses curtailed. Commissioner Black to-day issued the following circular: To Pension Agents : Investigations now iu progress show that in some instances very gross frauds have been perpetrated upon the Govern ment through the instrumentality of clerks employed in pension agencies. You must exerc'se tho greatest care in regard to the selection of your subordi nates. The government, it is true, may be reimbursed from your bond for such losses ns are above referred to, but this does not prevent resulting scandal to the service. This message of earnest caution is sent you to call your attention partic ularly to your own risk and duty in tho premises. Investigate yonr agencies thoroughly. Take all possible precau tion to cleanse the service of every sus picious or unworthy person. John C. Black, Commissioner. BISMAKK S BIRTHDAY. 1.5ERI.1N, April 1. This being the sev entieth anniversary of the birthday of Prince Bismarck tho day is being; cele brated throughout tho Empire as a holi day of extraordinary interest. The Em peror and his son, Crown Prince Freder ick William, attended by all the resident Princes of the Imperial family, called upon the Chancellor at 10 o'clock in tie mornin": and congratulated him. The Kaiser was especially warm and earnest in his expressions of regard. During the visit the Emperor personally presented a wonderful oil copy of the great portrait of himself as a memento. This cift was followed bv another mark of Im;erial favor. The Emperor himself decorated Count Herbert Bis marck, son if the Chancellor, with the Order of tho lied Eaple. The Imperial visitors spent mot of the remainder of the morning at t'e Chancellor's residence. After their departure the Federal Coun cillors and Ministers called and present ed their congratulations. The Bismaek brirthday testimonial committee subseouenilv visited tho Chancellor and formerly presented him with tho title deeds of the gieat Schono hausen estate. The entire afternoon was taken up by delegations which had come to present testimonials from all classes of (Jer man people and from all parts of thei.mpire. It is rumored that two llussian Cen- erals of high rank, who have quietly ar ived here, tear from theC zar a signal favor to Prince Bismarck as a present in honor of his birthday. Birthday festi vals and torch-light processions occur red last night in all the large towns of the Empire. In the cities of Munich, Cologne, Carlseush, Kissengen and Bres leau these ministrations were particu larly magnificent. At Gratz, in Austria, the prohibition of the authorities against any public demonstration in honor of the occasion was rescinded, and the German residents celebrated enthusiastically with processions and fireworks. Berlin, April 1. All the newspapers publish warm tributes to the worth and genius of Bismarck. The opposition praise his efforts during the present and recent years to maintain peace among the nations and fulfill his duty to the Emperor and the German Nation. i The. Arabs Never Surrender. London Telegraph. As at Teb and Tamai, the wounded Arabs refused to be made prisioners, and great caution had to be exercised in moving about the field, not only to avoid the covert stabs dealt by the bleeding Arabs, but the rushes and cut of the fanatics v. ho shammed death in order that they might the more surely get a chance of burying their weapons in one of us. Exploring along this wady a party of our men came upon six dead and four wounded Arabs lying under a bushy dwarf mimosa tree. The soldiers had an interpreter with them, and the Arabs were called upon to surrender and come out. That they said they could not do; would the soldiers come and take them. The four wounded men still held their spetrs iu their hands. -'Very good," id our soldiers, "put down your spears, 1 -11 . Hi ll J3 ana we win see you are wen ireateu, ami do all we can to cure your wounds.'' The answer of the four Arabs came fierce and concise: ''Put down our sportrs, infidel dogs ! By God and the prophet, never !" There was a crack of Martini-Henrys. You can guess the rest. It was again, as at Teb and Tamai, al most impossible to take prisoners, and we secured but two of their wouuded alive. The third prisoner I assisted to bring in, but he was hardly a captrre, for the man gave himself up. lie had a Rem ington and over 100 rounds of ammuni tion. His story was that he had been one of the Berber-Egyptian garrison, and since the fall had been forced into the Mahui's army. He was glad to os cape from them, lie declared, and I must j say the fellow looked cheerful at being i taken. A trooper of the Nineteenth i conducted him to Gen. Stewart, was our one unwounded prisoner. He How to Say Bitter Things. Tips is the way Mr. Robt. Burdette, the genial humorist, crushes his journalistic enemies: " Let me tell you how I write mean letters and bitter editorials, ray boy. Some time, when a man has pitched into me and cut me up rough, and I wantjto pulverize him, and wear his gory scalp at my girdle, and hang his hide on my fence, I write the letter or editorial that is to do the business. I write something that will drive sleep from his eyes and peace from his soul for six weeks. Oh, I do hold him over a slow fire and roast him ! Gall and nqua fort is drip from my blistering pen. Then, I don't mail the letter and I don't print the editorial. There is always plenty of time to crucify a man. The vilest criminal is entitled to a little reprieve. I put the manuscript away in a drawer. Next da' I look at it. The ink is cold ; I read it over and say: I don't know about this. There's a good deal of bludgeon and bowie-knife journalism in that. I'll hold it over a day longer. The next day I read it again. I laugh and say: Pshaw! and I can feel my cheeks getting a little hot. The fact is, I am ashamed I ver wrote it, and hope that nobody has seen it, and I have half forgotten the article or letter that filled my soul with rage. I haven't been hurt, I haven't hurt anybody, and the world goes right along, making 24 hours a day, as usual, and I am all the happier. Try it, my lxy !" The Society Girls. New Orleans rienyune. ;ocieiy gins are ine mosi mauguea t creatures in the world. They are ac cused of living on salads and ices and cakes, of lying in bed till 10 in the mor ning like the Slothful John of the nurse ry rhymes, of never mending their own clothes, and never waiting on them selves. They are supposed to do nothing hut make call?, dance, go to the theatre, i has been couducted with all the pomp to receptions, dinners and lunches. It is j and cerer.nies due to the exalted sta thought they do not know a chopping i tion of the deceased. The procession board from a stove ruler. Nevertheless 1 which accompanied the remains of the two of the best known young ladies in prince to his last resting place was head New Orleans society are at this moment j ed by 33 slaves, clad in garments of green conducting quite a large pickle business, j cloth and bearing a huge wooden cage, and they are selling their delicious pick- ! representing the funeral of the soul. i les everywhere from French market to CarroHion. These girls started in the ! ed in red and carrying tables inscribed pickle making business in a frolic, but i with the titles, honors, and virtues of the succeeded so weU that they have just or- j dead. Next came 20 sportsmen leading dered several hundred dozen bottles with j the 240 hounds once belonging to Lau the "firm name," "B. & T.'" blown in the j Fu, the camels, mules, horses, sedan glass. "B. & T." are the initials of their j chairs, and the private carriage, drawn first names, which, if it was only permis-1 bv a mule, 10 servants dressed in green sible to tell, would doubtless subject the i silk bore an arm chair covered with a ti- - j pretty pickle-makers to an avalanche of 1 proposals from forehanded voung men. STATE NEWS. The peach crop this year iu the lake region promises to be a large one. Night Inspector of Customs, Robert Gabriel, captured a boat containing eight ten-gallon kegs of smuggled rum at Key AYest a few days ago. Some Kentuckians have purchased that section of land embracing the battle ground of Dade's Massacre. The pro prietors have laid off a town. The vegetable crop about Micanopy is backward and has been injured consid erably by cold. There are some beans large enough ' for shipping, and a few planters are shipping cabbages. Torrence & Bristow are preparing for circulation a photo-lithograph map of the lake region of Polk county. The map will bo 3Gx48 inches, and valuable to parties interested in the above section. Henry Smith, a negro train hand, in attempting to couple .cars at the Talla hasse depot last Tuestlay morning, fell with his leg across the rail. The cars passed over his leg, crushing it fear fully. S. L. Richardson has been brought from Pennsylvania to Jacksonville on a warrant sworn out by II. A. Bentley, charging embezzlement of money and notes. A Mr. Richardson, of Jackson ville, also charges the same crime, $340 in money and notes being the amount. Cnarles Verbeke, of Rock Leslie, ship ped to Europe on Feb. C, ono box of oranges, which arrived on Feb. 28 in good shape, with only a few specked ones. The recipient of the oranges pro nounced them the finest fruit ever seen and wrote back to "ship him a box lidd ing 609, regardless cf expense." Last Sunday evening the Cubans of Key AYest held a memorial service at San Carlos Hall to commemorate the deaths of Aguero, Bonachea and others. The large hall was draped in mourning, and the rostrum from which the speakers delivered the addresses was covered with mottoes emblematic of the bravery and patriotism of the dead heroes. A large number were present. The Fossil's Tale. One of the old fossils about the depart ment of state, who, from outside appear ances, looks as if he might have receiv- I ed his appointment durinsr Jefferson's ; Secretaryship, says that within the last i two years more preachers have applied! for Consulates than ever liefore. They J are especially anxious to secure Consul- snips at tne present time, "it 1 were President," the old fossil continued, "I would treat all such applicants as Jack son once treated a preacher who applied to him for a foreign appointment." 'What's your profession?" Jackson asked of the minister. "A preacher," the latter replied. "Then," said the President, "you hold a better appointment than I can give you." "The preacher," my informant con tinued, "looked at Jackson for a mo ment, turned upon his heel and left the room. He made no more applications for foreign appointments." Some very queer letters come to ths state department from individuals who aspire to go abroad. One ambitious but honest democrat desires a foreign mis sion. He says: "I can speak five lan guages fluently and indiscriminately." Pittsburg Times. Her Corn Matched His Chilblains. Detroit Post. He was a man considerably past middle-age, and his fellow passenger in the car was a woman of forty with a market basket. He moved around uneasily for a few minutes and then braced up and said : "Madam, I am troubled with chilblains. At this very moment my right heel itches so that it is torment for me to sit here I would like to ask " "Go on, sir," she replied. "To ask if you would object should I remove my boot." "Not in the least, sir no. I am trou bled with an infernal corn on my right foot and I was just wondering why I shouldn't remove my shoe and give it a rest. ou take that end of tho car and I'll keep this, and our acquaintance goes no farther. Imposing Funeral of ;t Chinese Prince. From the Tall Mull Gazette. The funeral of the Chinese Prinee Lau- j Fu, the cousin of the Emperor Quting Su, j These were followed by 100 slaves dress- j ger skin, a regiment of cavalry and in- fantry followed, then the bodv servants and cunnels, 33 priests with temple mu sic, and finally the coffin, borne by 80 servants and covored with a silk pall. The Emperor was represented by six empty carriages, behind which walked the grandees. Prince Lau-Fu's arms, carriages, clothes, tents, etc., were all burned as a winding up of the festivities. Many years ago a humble day-laborer named Robert Dunsmuir walked pen sively in the woods near the mines in Victoria, B.. C, where he worked. A storm had swept away a giant fir from the root of the tree. His' practiced eye detected coal. He secured all the adja cent land. Last year his mines produc ed 251,840 tons of coal, worth $1,008,341. WE ARE READY To Supply the Public Vlth Boots and Shoes Of the Latest Styles And Best rVSaks. Cur stock is new throughout, and t!ie goods will be sold at the lowest possible prices. H. L GREEN & CO. Bishop & Keun Mock, Lemon Street. ORANGE TREES, From I to 5 Years Old, Budded or Seedling At The Buffalo Bluff Nurseries. It. jr. BleGllAW ct KOX, IJutralo IilufT, ITla. Calhoun, Gillis & Calhoun INSURANCE AGENTS. REPRESENT THE HOME 1 NSt: It AN CE COM !' A NT.of New York, THE-Sl'N,"ol' London, THE NEW Vi!K rvnr.UWiUTEKS, T!iK: GF.l!!.XIA, THB PACTUSOa Pi . l-, r.f Sew Orleans, Tim ACCIDENT, of North America, THE EQUITABLE (Life.) PALATKA ICE FACTORY AV'ill now Deliver lee In any Part of the City. Oriler.- from a. DIstaiiee Will Receive Prompt Attention. 1. O. Hox 41H. KEUKA & ORANGE SP'GS TRANSFER COMPANY. Covered W ag on s 7JLL LEAVE KKL'lvA TWICE DAILY f T lor Orange Sprinprs and return, connect ing at Keuka with all trains on Florida South ern Kuilway for the purpose of conveying passengers aud Freijrht. Apply to R. R. RE10&S0N. FRESH MEAT MARKET Oldest Establishment in Town BEST OF NEW YORK BEEF AND KENTUCKY MUTTON LWAYS OX HAND. 1HJESSED TOUL iV. try received daily. Call at the old stand on Lemon street. Orders filled at any hour of the day. IflSJi SHELLEY & CO." COlESSSO SERCKArJTS IU S. Water st CHICAGO, ILL. Consignments Jolleltecl of Fruits & Vegetables For Stencil, address JAS. H SHELLEY & CO., PALATKA, FLA. PUBLIC OR PRIVATE BOOKS JEPT BALANCED OK ADJUSTED. IX strict confidence, by TTM.G.3IOATES, Expert accountant. Practical instruction Bookkeeping. Best of references. Apply this office. For Marshal. I offer myself as a candidate for Citv Mar- shal at the eominir municipal election, subject to the decision ot my mends anrt The voters; Will divide to suit. Come and see for rour- Buy direct from the Tactoryand savleal snerall.r. Phiup JSIajtcct. ! geif. Ed. Kuutrr. Keuke. Fla. S ens' profit i i PROFESSIONAL CARDS. BEXJ. PUTNAM CALHOUN. IRVIXQ GILLIS. WM. LOWNDES CALHOUN. Calhoun, OIllls fc Callioim, ATTORNEYS-AT-LAW PALATKA, FLORIDA. Special attention paid to Insurance, Real Es tate and Collection of Claims. Will practice in btate and Federal courts. Attorney aud Comi!solloi At Law, OPERA HOUSE BUILDING, PALATKA. AV3I. TII03IPSOX, Lawyer Notary Public Has moved his office to Hart's warehouse, on the wharf, up stairs. Commissioner of deeds for New Tork. Special attention jriven to convevancing, buying and scllintr lands and examination of titles. E. M Randall, Jso. T. Walker, Jacksonville. Jacksonville. E. M. Vary, Palatka. RANDALL, WALKER & VARY, Attomeys& Counsellors, PALATKA. FLORIDA. Office in the Moragne Brick Block. A.. AV. ItOYSDON, A.TrJT ORNE Y-A.T-JL.A W Office opposite St. John's Hotel, Lemon Street, Palatka, Fla. JH. It. 3IOKEAN, AT T O It N EY-AT-LAAV Agent for Sale and Purchase of FLORIDA LANDS Palatka. Floiuda. Notary I'ublic State of Florida. W. II. WIGG, AT T O YZ N i : Y-AT-LAW Office in Operu Court House. House Building, opposite Palatka, Florida. I It. V . I,. COLE. HOMOEOPATHIST. Gkaluate ok the New York Homoeopathic Medical College. Special attention piven to the diseases of women, diseases of the lunprs, and surgery. Electricity scientifically applied. Office 011 Lemon Street, Palatka, Fla. Di TAL CARD. DBS, H. R. & W, W. ESTES Have opened tlieir office in the Mcrryday Iluil-ding-, over Farrar's CarrUijre Shop, corner Lemon and Second streets, and are in readi iness to wait on their old patrons and the pub lic generally, liemember the place nearly opposite the Opera House. C. J. Josepr, C. E. Wm. M. HrssoN, C. E. City Eng-'r &- Co. Surv'r. Architect. CIVIL ENGINEERS, PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS FOR ALL KINDS OF BUILDINGS. Ilooms 3 and 4, Moragne Block, j Palatka, JTla. 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 surveving, examination, laying out and mapping oif town sites. Barometric levels and tlvinsr reconnoisance taken. Properties and proposed work examined and reported on for non-residents. Office in Griffin's Brick Block, Palatka. lia. PALATKA HOTELS. A. SHELLEY, Proprietor. Finest location in the city. Xewly 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 gruests. Ora nibus at all depots and landings. TROPICAL HOTEL & RESTAURANT SITUATED ON THE DOCK, onvenient to all railroads and eteamlroats. Meals and lunches served to order on Euro pean plan. Terms moderate. Regular mcalM 35 and 40 cents each. E. C. Fost. Prop'r. rpj LIZ WEsiTMOnEIAND. PALATKA, FLORIDA. This bouse with its addition, put up last spring, has accommodations for 2X) guest. I i Wilet & Mass. j TT u, i H000 LanQS ap. at .; acres 2 miles from Keuka. ... 10 ... Sir, si) acres 1 mile from Keuka. SO acres 3-4 mile from Keuka. . . . . ?1 $) . ..J t) .. $!'.) 40 acres H mile from Keuka.. . 10 ten acre lots in town each. . 5 two acre lots in town each-. j 2i town lots, all that s left,. . . ....$S5to$ -EST Phoenix Block. I shall receive during next week a full line of Summer Goods, as good as ever but Cheaper, al so a big line of Gems and Ladies' Shoes, also a great variety of Miilinery Goods. I- CTaocfbsorcL- OEM PHARMACY," O JTr-y's Bloclc, Front St., Palntkn, Florida. Drugs and Chemicals, Toilet and Fancy Articles, Patent !VLed.cniLes3 &o Prescriptions Careiiilly Compounded at all Hoiii-n. Country Orders Filled with Neatness and Dispatch. WHOLESALE AND KLTAIL DEALER IX BOOKS.STATIOHERY.NOTIONS.CONFECTIONERY&C, DIRECT MANUFACTURERS' AGENT-NEW YORK STORE. Goods sold for spot cash at hottom prices. Country orders solicited and filled at 2ew A.ork prices. Tvro doors east of P, O., Lemon sit,, Palatka, Fla. JOHN T. DUNN, 'The Cheapest Man under the Sun," I3ST HAET'S BLOCK Corner of Lemon and Water Streets, Palatka, Florida. "His Same Old Stand," AV li o 1 e sale si u 1 11 t si i 11 sl i-jTl n Staple and Fancy Groceries, Provisions, Feed 4c, also Wood and Willow-ware, Crockery and House Furnishing Goods. Makes a Specialty of Fine Teas and Coffees and Clioioest IB-ui.i3i30D. Having larger facilities ami l'J years experience iu catei ini to want s ,r this trade he flatters himself iu saying "he knows Just what yon want" anil will always furnish the "Best." GOODS AT LOWEST PRICES. LARGEST and HOST COMPLETE IC-it JlUlil-illllKMlt Olltll. G. S. Hacker & Son MANUFACTURERS OF Doors, Sash, Blinds, Mouldings BUILDING MATERIAL 1 Established in 1S42. i Ofllccand Wrenycis, King, opposite Ca n- I non street. 1 E. M. HACKER. Proprietor. l'W Chariest. m. S. C. $4 11 Y U I jf S -t ore I orb vv 1 Oil fill j j ft. WATCHES. CLOCK'S. JEWELRY, Silverware, Optica! Goods, Cutlery, Razor?, STATO.V&ir. COLD PENS, STrLOCRAPHIC PENS. ISollof JSlisito, FiKinjjr rX'aejkl.. FURNITURE! Selling Out At Cost! Having Decided to Discontinue the FURNITURE BUSINESS, I Offer the Entire Stock at Cost. All Goods Marked In Plain Figures. ONE CASH PRICE ONLY! AUGUST IT.VI.I., ( l i ner Latin ! and Kirklund Ptn;et. peWhunter- Brick Layer. All Glass2$ of Brickwork Done in Best Manner and Satisfaction Guaranteed. Boilers, Sewers, Etc., Built cn Short Notice. Lock Box 419. Palfttkn.Fln.