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THE PALATKA DAILY
NEWS. VOLUME II. Ml K WAS A GOOD1W1FE. Getting Vptn the Night to Sew But tons on Her Ilumband'n Clothes. Ietroit l.ee Presa. Jones was well aware that his wife was in the habit of rifling his pockets when he was asleep, but, like a wise man, he kent silence on the subject. One night, however, he awoke and caught her in the act. "IlaP he exclaimed, "what are you doing, my dear?" The lady started, her cheeks flushed, the pantaloons dropped from her grasp, and she was about to make a full con fession when a bright idea entered her head. Recovering her composure she said: "I was looking to see whether your pantaloons needed any buttons." "They do, they do, my dear," he ex claimed, springing from 1mJ, "needed 'em for weeks, months, and I wondered why you didn't sow 'em on; but I waitad, for I was sure you would gut to it some time. And how kind of you to get out of bed at this time of night to at tend to 'em. Say what you will, there's nothing in the world liko a good wife. Let me turn up the gas a little, so's you'll have all the light you want in sewing 'em on. (lotyour needle and thread and the buttons? No? Well, tell me where they are and I'll get them for you." Mrs, Jones proceeded to sew on the buttons, while her husband sat on the side of the bed and encouraged her with woids of praise for her wifely care and thought for his comfort, occasionally re marking that go where he would ho would always say there was nothing in the world like a good wife. Then he went to the wardrolie and brought out several pairs of trousers, a coat, two or three old vests and n. num ler of shirts, from all of which buttons were missing, and cheerfully olerved: "While we're at it we'll make a night of it." Two hours later, when Mrs. Jones, with a weary sigh, removed the thimble from her finger, Mr. Jones patted her on the cheek and said: "I say it again, my dear, say it again, that wherever I go I will make it known proclaim it from the housetops, shout it in the highways and byways, that a wife who gets up in the middle of the night to sew buttons on her huslKind's clothes is a priceless treasure, a crown to that husband and an ornament to her sex." Then Mr. Jones, chuckling to himself, lay calmly down and slept tho sleep of the just. A Strange Fiiul in Mul-Oeean. I.omlon Nautical Magazine. "Truth is stranger than fiction." In many cases the realities of life surpass in "strangeness" the conjurings of the nov elist. The following incident is suffi ciently "strange" to give it a place in these n;i;r: Capt. Tillar, of the steam ship A ! , of London, reports that on March 1 . when within a day's sail of Point i ae, a raft was discovered. A lKnt w;; , jnned and sent oil to it. The raft was found to consist of bamboo canes, having a small jury mast, where on was fastened a parcel containing two hooks. The dead liody of a man, with a white sheet thrown over him, was on the raft. One of his feet hung over the side into the water, and had been mutilated by fish. Several sharks were seen swim ming around as if waiting for an oppor tunity to devour their prey. Of course, it would have leen lioth dangerous and useless to go on such a frail structure; but by means of a lKat-hook tho parcel was secured and taken on loard tho Ashton. It was found that tho Ixwks were the Koran printed in Ilindostani, or some other East Indian dialect. The Burmese are in the habit of floating their dead away to sea in this manner, and it is supposed the corpse seen had been dealt with in this way. Curiously enough the toatswain, who grappled tho parcel from the raft, in a short time was seized with choleric symptoms. Tlio dead body might have leen a cholera patient, and the books might have conveyed the con tagion. However, to avoid further risk, Capt. Filler wisely decided to throw the parcel and its contents overloard. All Expelled as Ijinrs. From the Times-Democrat. A prominent citizen of Jones county, Miss., who stood high in the church, made a visit to Meridian recently, and upon his return told his neighbors he had seen ice manufactured in that town with the thermometer standing at 98 deg. It soon became a settled fact in the minds of the members of the church that Brother Blank had degenerated into an able liar. Charges were preferred against him, and a committee of church mem Iters were appointed to visit Meridian and convict the erring brother of lying. They went, saw the ice manufactured, and re turning home so reported to a meeting of all the church members. A look of as tonishment on all the faces of the assem bled brethren soon gave way to one of indignation, and Brother Blank and the entire committee were incontinently ex pelled from the church. The Ormsby tem-acre orange grove at Wilcox, that was sold by Collins Orms by last spring to Sam Johnson for 7,000, was sold a day or two ago for 8,000 to C. G. Small, of Bowling Green, Ky. The Rill Was Too Steep. From the Philadelphia Record. I have been asked several times Wie the relations between lion. Joseph Tulit zer and Hon. William Dorsheimer, of New York, are strained. I have repeat ed the question myself, and have at last got an explanation from a New York city Democrat whose information is usually good. He says that when Hon. Joseph Pulitzer first arrived in New York he re tained Hon. William Dorsheimer as counsel for his newspaper. After awhile somelxnly sued the newspaier for some thing or other, and Hon. William Dor sheimer was notified, but before the lat ter could do anything Hon. Joseph Pul itzer had in hin own diplomatic way ar ranged matters with the plaintiff, so that the latter withdrew his suit. Time pass ed, and Hon. William Dorsheimer sent in his bill for services rendered in that case. The fee asked was a 1,000. This rather startled Hon. Joseph Pulitzer, and he hastened at once to the law offices of Hon. William Dorsheimer, "There must be some mistake alout this bill," he said to the latter. "I think not," said Hon. William Dorsheimer, looking at it. " But," said the Hon. Joseph Pu litzer, " it is for $1,000, and you did ab solutely nothing in the case. If you had asked 100 I might have paid it without a protest, but this is too much." " Mr. Pulitzer," said Hon. William Dorsheim er, solemnly, " I never dispute aliout my fees." Whereuon the Hon. Joseph Pu litzer returned to his office, wrote a check for 1,000 and sent it to Hon. Wil liam Dorsheimer with a note stating that his services as counsel for his newspaper would no longer le required. The next day the Hon. Joseph Pulitzer liegan his canvass for the seat in Congress held by lion. William Dorsheimer, which result ed in the nomination and election of the Hon. Joseph Pulitzer, and since tiien ho has lost no opportunity to harrass the sensitive soul of the Hon. William Dor sheimer. Too Much Electricity. From the Louisville Post. At Hosch's dye works, during the short thunderstorm, nlout 2 o'clock, John Hosch, one of the sons of the pro prietor, was working at a large coper cylinder just in front of a an open win dow. The cylinder is used in finishing ribbons and such materials, and is cov ered with a coating of tin foil. It re volves at a great rapidity, and the man ipulator uses a brush of lino copper wire in dressing tho material to lie finished. The young man was thus engaged, when a bright flash of lightning struck near by and illuminated the room. Th cylinder was immediately charged with electric ity. The young man received a terrible shock, and was held fast to the cylinder. Chris. Hosch, a brother, was at work in the same room, and, startled by the clap of thunder, and the brightness of the Hash, looked toward the window. There lie saw the electric charge playing over the machine, and his brother dancing a fisherman's hornpipe near by with a hideous contortion of all his features. He ran to his assistance, and seized him by the arm to pull him from the ma chine. He no sooner touched him, how ever, leforo he, too, received a shock and was held fast to his brother, but to tally unable to make an exertion to re lieve him. Both were now dancing in sympathy at the mercy of the charged cylinder. At this juncture the father of the young men and another brother, alarmed by their cries, came in from an other apartment and succeeded in re lieving them. Both of the young men received a severe shock, and John Hosch. who was working at tho machine when it was charged, was prostrated for some time. He suffered a dull headache and pains in all the muscles yesterday, but was able to resume his work again this morning. And the Flainen Mounted Higher. Glens Fulls Republican. A good'story is told at the expense of an agent for the sale of hand-grenades who visited a village not very far distant from Glens Falls recently, and advertised that he would at a certain hour exhibit the remarkable efficiency of his fire anni hilators on the street. At the time ap pointed Mr. Agent was on hand, and, a match having boon applied to a pile of inflammable material previously pre pared, ho made a brief speech, extoll ing the wonderful powers of his wares to the assemblage, and, reaching for a grenade, threw it with a crash on the pile. Instantly the flames leaped upward, and with consternation in his face he threw another and another, the fire at every crash growing larger and fiercer, until the supply was exhausted, and the discomfited grenade man ran into his room at the hotel and bolted the door. Then it transpired that the practical jo kers of the town had drawn the corks from each lottle, emptied its contents on the ground and filled it with kero sene. It cost the agent two bottles of champagne to make himself solid with the boys, and the next exhibition met with better success. Robert Burden and Ben Green, of Or lando, both colored, became involved in a difficulty last Thursday, and both were shot. Green has since died. Burden claims self-defense. PALATKA. ASSIGNEE'S Anticipating an assignee's Sale I shall VEee"b jcl Drv Goods. CLOTHING, ETC., nVE"CLSt: and A71X IE3e Sold. Kegard-less of Cost. Remember I am going to sell cheaper than the very cheapest. Do not buy until you have seen my prices and goods. Goods sold at these figures only for Gash. 1. JACOBSON. PRIDDY'S Specific Curative Powers ! 6 Valuable Tonics for the Liver 6 And the Best Remedies for the Lungs, Heart, Kidneys, Digestive Organs, &c. Elegant preparations for Coughs, Colds, Ohiils and Fever. Ague, Asthma, Neu gia, Diarrho-a, Cramps, Ixss of Appetites and Vital Energy. Mild Aperients, Purgatives, Nervines, Alteratives, Liniments. Cor rectives. Preventives, Infantile Tonics, &c, fcc. The Specific Curative Powers Are not in any case cure-alls, each and every one lieing separate and distinct, designed for the relief and cure of the particular complaints for which they are recommended. All are effectual combi nations of purest material ami prepared under personal care of R. S. l'riddy. PRIDDYS JAMAICA SARSAPARILLA For the blood is unequalled. PRIDDY'S yUININK "WINE An excellent, gentle, stimulating Tonic. Wheeler's Elixir of the Phosphates and Calisaya the greatest tissue renovat or known. l'RIDDY & CO. STILT, ALIVE -AND Watching the Market. I am the oldest Furniture House in the city, therefore, my experience in where to buy and what to buy is superior to any other house. I keep constantly on hand Chamber Suits from 15 00 to -25 00 and upwards, Chairs and Rockers in endless vari ty at all prices. Uedsteads all hizes, styles and prices. My stock is al ways new, because the inducements I offer in prices and styles never al low my goods to remain on hand, :ut make them move in other words I have my goods to sell, not to keep and only low prices, well finished goods and latest designs, will do it. B. L. LILIENTHAL, Cor. Water and Reid Sts., Opposite Marrion's Hotel. P. S. G. P riUDDY & CO. FLORIDA, FRIDAY, SALE OR NO ASSIGNEE'S SALE. All Attempts to Monopolize Notion Shoes am Look Out For What Is Gaming!! M. L OEB Will have a new advertisement in I in this space in a few days ! MOB, AGNE & KERSTING, MornriH lSiiilliiif . Iii1;i K:, lloiilii. "Wliolesale t:ocL Retail I'at-i';-;iill - DrugS and Patent Medicines, Fancy ancMoilet Articles. Prescriptions GarefuilyCcmpounde'J Day or Might. 5Cn nl ry !!' rs l;cl wit li 1 i ia t P. CUNNEELY. IMPORTER OF FineWines,Mquors Etc?., Etc Acker, Men-all & Co.'a Choice I5r-jiiilis of Imported Segars Billiard and Bowling Parlors Attached Wateh Street. PALATKA, tLA. FOR CATALOGUES OF NURSERY STOCK. SEND TO AAKON WWISI. GeorgctoM'ii, ITIoiilr. It. I". ItOllEllTH, A.ttoviiOTr-n.t-H.st'w jiikI IVo iary rulli. REAL. ESTATE AfJENT. Pautk, Florida. Boobm S and 3 Konnerlj Jfc Hickman Block AUGUST .7 1885. from this day on the Trade. :i loots. NEW STORE! NEW GOODS! Barnes & Boland, Main St., near F. S. R'y Shops, Palatka, - - - Florida.! Have on hanl ;inl ronlant!v :.r riv ing a full stock of Paints, Oils, Builders' Hardw are1 Doers, Sash, Blinds, Etc., which are offere.1 at rnees thu DEFY COMPETITION. Agts for Binghampton Oil Refin eryall kinds Lubricating Oil. We make a gpeeiait y of fine roods, which we are ermbleil to offer at anil below Jackgun villc ami Savannah prices. ive our Moc-k an inspection Iwforo pur" chasinir elsewhere, anl examine our price iist. Prompt attention KivenorJer from a distance n b S. C. P. PRIDDY & CO. ASSIuriiiEd As soon as we have finished Taking Stock, cms space will be occupied by JiTERJilAMBI, Assignee for . J! ? CLEARING SALE Hp! SHOES, CLOTHING Ship 11 f Save your Money for Bargains ! H. PBTBB.MANM, Assignee for : os V-;r ;.':, rogero & son. i i ! N. B. The stores will remain open land customers can be waited on promptly as heretofore. JOHN rp i j ..The 0h8apest Man undQP the sun," ! TNT TT A R.rni tt .cm-ve- corner ci Lemon ana 4ijtis Same - V ft i) I s ;i 1 si ii j j staple mi Groceries, Provisions, FH 4c, also Wood ( WillAv wppp r.r,Vr. ami HniKA rnrnichinri HaaHc UiiU II JllVll-I.UlVl VlJiVj UliU IIVU'U 1 111 UlOlllli UUVUOf Makes a Specialty of Fine Teas and Coffees and C JOL o o 5 Having larger facUil ie ami Hi j earn jwrlc-rioo in catering lo want of this Iratle ho Ilatiers ltfmwlf in frying "h k itotv Jiiht. what yon want" mimI will always fiirni-h ihr Tioi." GOODS AT LOWEST PRICES. NUMBER ANNOUNCEMENT I Son's o of tud iiins. Furnishing Hoods. DUNN. water Streets, Palalka, Florida. Old Stand," SC t ti i I 1 ii lor I II- "c IS -o. tter .