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weekly paper published in Florida; and will be
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for m month, Specimen eoptem free to any
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Drat tnaeruon, and 10 cents per line for each
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Addreaa. THtSKWS,
PALATKA. FLA.. JUNE 3, 1887.
Flush the ditchea.
The ditches are more
Key West refugees.
danef'rous than
In all the preparations to put the city
into a good hygenic condition we hear
little said of the ditches. They are in
good condition now to breed diaea.se.
The London Times, which rarely per
ceives any good coming out of America,
says the Inter-State Commerce law is, in
part, responsible for the present depres
sion of British trade.
The Jacksonville Hoard of Health has
ordered a partial quarantine - against
Tampa, St. Augustine, Cedar Keys or
any point South, and an unconditional
quarantine against Key West.
After this week the map makers may
begin the work of revision, ami Florida's
citizens determine in what county they
live, liiis Legislature has made all the
present maps useless so far as'connty
lines go.
In the present anxiety about the yel
low fever at Key West it is well to re
member that the Board of Health there
has the confidence of the National
health authorities and of the Jackson
ville Board of Health. Immediately
upon the receipt of the news that a spo
radic case of yellow fever had occurred
at Key West, Surgeon General Hamilton
assured the country of his confidence in
the Board of Health there as men of
high standing on whose statements re
liance might be placed.
The Thistle, the Scotch yacht built for
the express purpose of contesting for the
American Cup, is a rather uncertain ves
sel. She wins races on actual time and
loses them on time allowances. In a
drifting match she comes in first, but
given a still breeze and she stands third
or fourth when sailing witlT the crack
English yachts. If she is so fortunate as
to meet with the unual weather when
Bhe competes for the America Cup a
smooth sea and light flawy winds Bhe
may carry of the prize which has been
so ably defended by the American yacht
men but for once there may be good
sailing weather and then she will have
been bui't in vain.
The Yellow Fe ?er.
There was no new cases of yellow fe
ver at Key West, yesterday. Of the five
new cases reported the day before, one
case is out of danger and the others
are doing well. The fact that
the Plant Line offers to carry jersons to
TftmtiA who havA livMtl iaKe Went five
- years shows tliat the situation is not re
garded as one of very great gravity. A
day or two more will show whether
the fever at the only infected
city of Florida is likely to become epi
demic or merely to break out in groups
of cases during the summer. The dis
ease can hardly tie called epidemic yet,
if our reports from Key West are trust
worthy, and we believe they are. Theie
is no occasion for bidding the State a
hurried farewell nor rushing off to the
pine woods, and we have reason to
think there is little ditqiosition among
Palatkans to do either, at present.
Let our citizens keep cool, discredit
floating rumors, look upon the possibili
ties with cheerfulness and clean their
premises. Of course, alarmists will
always be found, but they must be dis
couraged. ir they are allowed to pro
duce a needless panic the result
will be a prolongation of the
dull season and we may even earn the
contempt of other sections of the State
by exhibiting anything like fear so early
as this. The best protection of our fam
ilies from the dread monster lies in
cleanliness. This should begin with the
cleaning of the public thoroughfares and
their ditches. Private citizens can lie
better induced to co-ojierate in the work
by cleaning up their premises when they
see the city doing its share. Such meas
ures would lie nnire effective than prose
cutions for failing to carry out sanitary
measures, aitnougn thone who prove
themselves public enemies by refusing
to disinfect and remove or burn all mat
ter dangerous to health should lie prose
It is doubtful if there are
any private grounds in Palatka. any
liack yards or private drains in a condi
tion so dangerous to the general health as
the public ditches. Unless work is begun
at once in remedying the foul condition
of the ditches it is still idle to cleanup
the premises of the citizens. The two
reforms should go hand in hand. The
city Taunt le cleaned thoroughlj-. am
while we should nt hesitate to join
condemnation of any private citizen who
should fail to purify his surroundings,
we cannot hold him more guilty than
the municipal authorities if they fail to
do their part.
The Infitation RusinesM.
Albany Journal.
Chicago enterprise seems to lie
ging at the knees badlr when it lets St.
Louis invite the President out
there in
Ana the New York Tribune.
St. Louis Renuhlican.
This cruel war is almost over, the last
lingering embers being apparent onlv in
u iuniiniiuiu hid . incinnaii t orn
memal Uazette.
are Heard
Louisville Courier-Journal.
There are no whales in Saranac Lake,
but what fish Mr. Cleveland does iand
there will unquestionably be whoppers.
Oh, What a Fall there was In Boston!
Philadelphia CalL
Tb changes of a century in Boston:
lt John Adams and John Quincy
Adams. 1887 alike KeUy and John L.
To Bag Snipe!
Philadelphia Times.
Shrewd seekers after official place
should start for the Adirondack at
a VI sH to FtorMa Stsck Fsrw Am arMacracf
Which Is UsrM as wall as Oraaawatal-a Natilirf
Lave fey the PmsIs.
Editorial I ttrronmnilf nrt of the Palatka X'tcm.
Tallauasse, Fla., June 1.
Three miles out from Tallahassee lies
the stock farm of Capt. W. I. Vason.
The owner is not a millionaire who
keejw fine stock to gratify a taste capa
ble of finding compensation in the grati
fication of iiis love for the beautiful he
is a plain man like the rest of us who
turns to cattle as a legitimate investment
and has brought up his herd by careful
management from a small and poor
beginning, till each individual mem
ber possesses in form and feature, tem
per and adaption to purpose tliat perfec
tion which is to the owner, as to Keats,
"a joy forever."
With Judge Wigg, of Palatka, the
writer rode out to the Vason farm to in
terview some of the nobility which our
worthy contemporary, the KluridiaH,
has made famous. Judge Wigg is a
connoisseur when it comes to cows and
butter and milk, so we insisted
on his company that intelligent crit
icism might keep ignorant enthu
siasm, prone to tie too appreciative,
within bounds. It was a lovely morn
ing, and sunlight and shadow rested on
the long undulations in a manner which
eyes accustomed to the flat counties
found most refreshing. The dark green
symmetry and bright promise of the or
ange grove was alisent, and our gleam
ing waters lend ntine of their diversity
to the landscape immediately around
this city. But we saw fields of cotton
and corn oats already cut sliowed in
"shocks aliout the fields the pear or
chards upreared their sharp pyramids to
a blue sky, in which fleecy clouds lazily
floated, and our horses tossed their )ieads
eagerly in the brisk morning air. The
pasture luhds lay warm in the sun, and
fat cattle stood about in groujis or lay
thoughtfully under the magnificent oaks
which dot the bIojh-s with undulating
masses of deep shade.
Through all this we swept by a deep
sunken road to the homestead of Capt
Vason. Here we passed through masses
of flowering shrubs bordering broad.
white walks fieaches reddened in the
sun lorn; trellises shrouded in grape
vines lay on tire left strawberries
gleamed from beds of glossy green
leaves and pots of beautiful ferns show
ed themselves on the long piazza which
has always been a typical feature of
Southern liomes. The captain was at
the capitol hard at work, but his kind
lady and lovely (laughters made us at
home with warm-hearted hospitality
and. at our reouest. walked with us to
see the stock of which all Florida is
At the dairy we each took a long
draught of buttermilk freh from a churn
as sweet as any flower that blows,
wherein masses of rosy butter still Btood
to mark the interruption our visit had
caused. We passed on to a green hit
where creatures too beautiful to be call
ed calves stood around a well in which
an "old oaken bucket" lay one hundred
feet deep in water clear as ice and near
ly as cw)l. The deer-like little creatures
rubbed their noses against our hands
like dogs, their symmetrical bodies, del
icate legs and necks, lovely color and
deep, soft eyes showed them worthy of
birthright in the island which has
given to an English court a reigning
belle. We have laughed at Homer for
calling a heavenly beauty "ox-eyed
standing in this presence we acknowl
edged that the old vagabond had been
truly appreciative and we glanced into
others orbs, liquid and deep, for con
firmation strong as holy writ. Even
our dull soul warmed as each little ras
cal came up for a caress and we grew
jealous till the battle scarred old lawyer
at our side gave expression to the feel
ings of Uith when he "wished he was
again a calf.
From these we passed on to see the
mothers worthy of such children jind soon
found ourselves standing under a great
ive-oak, while a herd of twenty Jerseys
came up to honor us with their acquaint
ance. With no hesitation and in loving
confidence they stood around us, and
awakened admiration as lively as was
ever felt in a bull room crowded with
lieauties. more brilliantly adorned, but
not more delicately fashioned, moie
sweet in temper or of more graceful car
nage. -Mo monarch ever looked more
regal tlian the oroud king of the herd.
and no friends could have been more
mietly inquisitive than were these
beasts, whose pedigrees stretch back
through long years, to end in neither
robber chief nor bloody soldier, but all
whoso vie tor its are those of eace,
Around us stood flowers of every hue
and some heifers were evidently of the
opinion tliat our blooming young liostess.
habited in a dress of delicate rosy hue.
crowned by a fair face and masses of
blonde hair, was also "good to eat. But
this desire yielded to slight remon
strance, and Mrs. Vason talked learnedly
to Judge Wigg on names and pedigrees.
and milk and butter and Hue ribbons
won at fairs, to which we gave slight
heed because we lacked comprehension.
For the writer of this is no "cowboy
but he can appreciate beauty in bird or
fish, blue sky anil deep forest, dog or
horse or cow, and recognize all as but
ports of the whole, which finds fullest
embodiment in that lovely woman who
is the crown of all nature fashioned by
liod himself. Therefore for fuller de
tails, which we cannot give, our readers
are referred to other sources, but these
Jersey cattle are valuable as ornaments
to a gentleman's grounds as well
most utilitarian in, their capacity
for making contributions to the
dairy. Many valuable animals have
been imported from Tennessee for
our section, within the recent past, which
have failed under the process of accli
matization. Here are animals as fine
born in our State with pedigree
good and record for milking qualities
unsurpassed, to which the attention of
our citizens is earnestly directed.
Many heifers and calves can be found,
here, which would do honor to any
State, ami they are alreatig acrlimatttl.
Besides, the trip is much shortened and
they would reach Palatka in better condi
tion than is usual after a long railroad pas
sage from Tennessee or Kentucky. These
considerations should influence even
those who feel no State pride in such
herd as that of Capt. Vason, and when
we consider that the Quality is of the
best and the price much more favorable
there should be no hesitation in giving
the preference to a Florida enterprise
whose success is entirely assured. Many
of these calves and cows are already in
bomb Honda and the number is con
tinually increasing to the great satisfac
tion of the purchasers. One beautiful
young heifer with a pedigree long as my
arm has just been liought by the Hon.
T. E. Saxon, member from nernando
County. Harbison.
Rice Culture.
N. O. Times-Democrat.
Mr. Oeorge W. Lee, of Grand Prairie,
., whose marked success in rice cul
ture has gained him the credit of pos
sessing some secret method unknown to
his neighliors, tells the LaSalle Agricul
tural Society, of Plaquemines Parish.
1m w to grow rice:
1. The held should Ik? projierly laid off
in squares and ditched, with a view to
easy and uniform inundation.
r.very farm of hrtv acres or less
should have a large and deep irrigating
ditch connected with the river by a well
constructed flume, set deep enough
through the levee so that there will be
no olxt ruction to a free and pleiitiful
flow of water at every decline of the
river. Nearly all the marsh lands on
the lower coast can lie inundated when
the river is three feet above low water
Irrigating ditches should also lie sup
plied with small flumes, at intei vals of
from 300 to 40O feet, for the puriiose of
checking and coiitroling the water at the
will of the farmer. As ti e average de
clivity of our land is aliout four inches
to the acre, cruets ditches should not lie
farther apart than 100 to 150 feet, the
former is the better rule, with the levees
always in the rear of the declivitous
side. By this means you can secure a
more even and complete submersion.
These ditches, as well as all others per
taining to a rice Held, should lie cleaned
out in the fall as soon after harvesting
as possible. Too many defer this iic,or
tant work until the time they should
start to plow; this is one of the chief
causes why we often cannot plow our
Plowing should follow immediately
after ditching, so that the bind can lie ex
posed to the frost and sunshine as long
as possible. It is needless to say good
Plowing and harrowing constitute one oi
Hie mottt essential oraiicries oi laoor irr
taining to a rice field, as. unlike other
crops, there is only one time in a season
that it can lie done. The iiroiier fwasoii
for sowing is from April 1 until Slav 10,
although I have sown as late as May 25
and obtained good results.
Mr. Lee also suggests I that owing to
the uncertainty of the stage of the river.
and storms which prevail at certain sea
sons, that farmers sow all their crops in
April. He also deprecates thin seeding
too many adhering to the reprehensible
practice of sowing eighty-one pounds of
ueedjier acre, when 100 to lJO jxnind.s
should In. the rule, the latter deiiemling
upon the season. If the stand is t hi
thick it can lie thinned out by properly
immersing the young plant.
Too much attention cannot be liaid to
the quality of seed sown: farmers should
always sel-ct their sesl from their ear
liest growth lor the ensuing year, and i
would reoommend that thev change s-ed
every two or three years: seed sown too
Ion if on the same ground win naturally
In order to keep supplied with good
seed at little cost, farmers should every
two years buy a few barrels of clioice
imported seed ami sow on clean land
they will find it will more than pav their
pains and exiiense. II costs no more io
raise a crop of choice white rice than it
does one of inferior red. There is a dif
ference of from twentv-five to seventy
five cents per luirrel now in the market
for choice white rice, to say nothing
about quicker sal
Grassinir should betnn as soon as the
crass lias attained a size that it can lie
pulled up py the roots, and not It-It until
juu luiif io rt-sori iu a Kline; bins pro
cess is the cause of so much seedy rice
now on the market, too much unskilled
labor is employed, many kinds of ob
noxious weeds and grasses, after being
cut. grow out again and produce more
seed than U'fore. I think it necessary
that the water be occasionally turned off
the ground for two or three days at the
time, in order that the plant can
strengthen. There is a mistake. I think,
too prevalent in keeping a body of wa
ter banked up in the squares until the
river refuses the suplying.
Just when is the proper tune to har
vest is another subject nearly every one
have their little tieculinr ideas
about. Many recommend that cutting
should lie tlone when rice is a little
green, contending that it makes the
bean farmer to stand the process of the
mill. They do not seem to lie aware of
the fact that if also makes the stem
tougher to resist the process of the
My method is to cut as soon as the
grain is thoroughly matured; then let it
be done as quick as possible, inside of a
week if weather permits.
Immature rice, as well as everything
else, is unprofitable to the farmer as well
as the pun-baser.
Can rice lie raised profitably at f ' J..MJ
tier liarrel? is the problem now puzzling
the minds of the farmers as well as the
I have no doiiM rice can be raised at a
small profit at $2.50 ier barrel. But
there must be a radical change from the
old system, both on the part of the
farmer and the merchant. Farmers
must do more work themselves and hire
Mr. Lee corcluded his essay with good
advice to farmers in the management of
their land, stating that the proprietor,
with the aid of one hired man, could
easily manage a forty-acre farm until
harvest. When, by skilful management.
the yield should be at least fifteen bar
rels iier acre, depending somewhat upon
the season. He also advocates the alioli-
tion of the task system, paying liands $1
for four or five hours work; recom
mends that landlords lie more moderate
in their rents, as they often claim one
fourth share of the crop, which is extor
tion; that mercliants be more scrupulous
in their dealings, anil reduce their per
centage to suit the times, saying that it
was not uncommon to charge 10 fier
cent for the use of money for two
months, and a larger jiercentlige on pro
visions. If this is the case, and we have no
doubt tliat the charge can lie fully sub
stantiated, we do not wonder tliat the
poorer classes of rice growers are kept
in a chronic state of poverty. In fact,
one instance came to our notice where a
poor, but honest and industrious rice
ilanter, had occasion to use a couple of
tundred dollars to assist him in making
his crop of fifty acres, atually uid 125
per cent premium in interest and extra
profits on provisions.
We do not wonder that an average
man. under circumstances like the above,
should always be in delt. The only
mystery is how he succeeded in keeping
himself and from starvation.
Mr. Swell ( who has renteil a fashionable
apartment house) Wo neendt be
ashametl of this, my dear.
Mrs. Swell No, indeed; it is perfectly
lovely, and such a fashionable kx-ality!
Mr. Swell That's the lieauty of it.
And now. my dear, if you will send
Perkins out for a loaf of bread and half a
pound of liutter we will have something
to eat. New ork Sun.
New York contains 20.500 acres. 12. 100
of which are on the island of Manhattan.
Thia is about 41 1-4 eouare mile- J
Brooklyn covers 13.337 acres, about 22
square miles.
The idea of taking pictures in profile
originated with th4 taken of Antigonus
S30 B. c. wlio, liavinp; but one eye. led
to this kind of icture to conceal bin phy.
ical defect.
pcc:r:c'3 cf the "quecr
a Expert Iu CntuiterfH
Cold d Mlver Coin.
The laws of the United States provide
pcnciiics not only for making, uttering
and i csr.ir!. but for "having in posses
sion" couiitei-fc-It uoncv. and wlien a
mn'i can safe !y come to you and "flash
up a rod of l.i;W as large as your arm in
one liun'Jre-is. fifties, twenties and so on
down, i rIui? from one pocket a hand
ful of r-iis "yellow lxy and from
the doer lialf a pint of what look like
silver coin, all counterfeit, he mutt be
some cih quito out of the on Unary.
u ,i a in; .11 is James II. Cables, of
New York, an expert in slotting counter
feit liioiicy, s.:-A an attache of The United
Sta:-s Treasury Counterfeit Ix-tcctor,
who luia jui made one of his iierioaicul
vitita to lA-iivit. 31r. CLIcs, under a
sjxx'iul Iier n ir mti the secretary of the
trcusurv. carrlw-i with liiia about i-l.TOft
in the I't-itT.ii cf K:uriou3 paper, gold
l;-l e:1v
r cisrtvncy. every iu l.cl .f
iiid li ;-oud wiili any oruLu:ry
r ila niiiival.iil in lr nr.d
which w.
l-r.:i fi
biiloiia. He u. -votes bid time and .jci-
iiilIi. to -s:!i;.-iuci:i.ig the simple jia to the
done rs of i i ;i l:U-rk bills and coin, mid
th? i.!n -iiy i f luiy sujiplu'd with a
coiu.!t i1.i. vt -.-tor.
Mr. t'lil n i ; a perfect intelligence of
fice ns to all matters relating to the
ticer," and, altrtfuth ho i; tlie avowed
enemy of counterltiters, regar.ls t.i.
choU-cst sifcliiitus of criminal art with
FOi!-i!iing rf the ri!o that a eonnois
fcsir in print feels in disj-layins au ar
tist's r:f cf a Itaf.it 1 or Morgan.
l'lili.!;; ho feels a little more joy in
exli.lntiiig the auiusT iierfect wish i
thiw;n-;:t masters, Tln.ma3 Ballard r.nd
Ciiarle-.i l"lr-:i. titan i:i any other. Thi-so
are ltun on the eye line of bis gallery,
and have every advantage of light and
L lrich did long time ia the Ohio peni
tentiary at Columbus, and while there
memo a portrait of Governor "I:'o;;iioni
Allen, which is now the ln-st cs.tant. It
was T.-UiMy not in nttignil ion of this
service that he was purdisied in !!. .
l:u:nlier of well moaning lads', iuime-
diati iv iirmii bis release, established him
in the n.'raviiig Isisiness tit Columbus,
but O.u.i wa:i too slow for him. and in less
than a year be waa floating a finely exe
cuted counterfeit of a $5 bill on a I'enn
fcvl.aniul.anU. The plate was run down
in issd, but the bills still travel and are
cxif!hn;iv uimgerous.
Ballard, the other premier, is now
doin:; thirty years at the Allmny eniti'n
tuiry. under sentence. itnj'OHod in 1875.
Another excellent ajet d art in Sir. t a
!)!' gallery is t!io magnificent fcU 0
bill made ami floated by Smith cr.d
P.rockawnv in This would easily
pass with any one having small change
for it. uulet ho were a real exju'rt.
One valuable wiggestion made by Mr.
Cahk.fi is that any United States tretuairy
note, tho niiinUr of which is not divisi
ble by four, is a counterfeit.
A fact not generally unih rstood is that
the margin of profit in tho making t.t
l.iyus gold coin is very small. TIh lens
and tweiita-s it is almost impossible to
make heavy enough to deceive any one
but a pure amab-ur. In $5 pieces Mr.
Cables shows one which, with its mixture
of silver and line lettering, is only Uis
tinguialmble from the genuine by a t-li;;ht
unevenness f lettering. It will stand the
acid tost rlmost jerfect'y. This coin has
an intrim ic value of l.l-0. leaving only
b per cesit. to cover the cost of manufac
ture ami tlie risk of a term in prison.
l;i :ivcr coins there is row an elegant
nr.d complete line of counterfeits. The
lxst cf tin-so i.-i a dollar f!oat-d sirs-e 18T!.
f u'l wei,;!:t and true rin;?. but com j wised
of Da'il.ilt metal thinly coated with silver.
This coAs twenty-five cents laid down r.t
the factor;.', and" is disponed of to "thov
era" for fifty cents, leaving a profit of H O
per cent, to cover risk. A fifty cent piece,
of 1ST2, ia also a ld 'cn. It is built f
imtlmonv. till and Babbitt metal, i of
full K!Z? and weight, clean cut and luind
koiius Vat has a greasy "feel."
T!k- Canadian bills in Mr. Cables' cali
inet :-re nnistly well engraved, but arod.w
fective in latho work and paper. In the
case of our own notes the pi-euliarity of
the pr per is one of the m4 difficult iioinla
for the counterfeiter to overcome.
Since April. ISMS seventeen new conn
terfeits of Ki:-r money have been dis
covered. Iti-lroit Frco Press.
lotMng of the Coreana.
Iii Wvs matter of elothir.s Cirea is
rjm.i'ie. l lie prevailing color is wnai is
:j:-n1 to be riite. -V man Rtartms
out ia the morning nrrajetl in ireniny
laundered clotliiiiR resei:ts a remarkably
fri-sii uiiia-arnnce, but m bi return tit
r.i;;!it be mny not bo spotless. Tliecrtlc-les
of e!oii:i:-- worn are first, a liar, or
rather two, or even three, are worn at
fine time; a tunie, loose arid rtae'iins to
tlie w:Jt; liione, lif,'y. white trours,
6u;. ;1e l by a r?--r'lk'; "bite leriiir?S
while flecking, phoea if varkais kiwi:',
end over a!l a exitit. the tileeve of whieh
are very Slowing end reaeb tlowa to the
his or lov. r. end are eewetl up fnmithe
lxittoi:i to the wri::t. ro as to form ery
cai'aeii-usjMt-ket.s. where mercliants of b-u
carry i: astonishing rjtia.nti.ies. Ia
these jtocl.eti the i'tty ofiicial caiTku hia
fan. his lu-.inlkcrebiefs. his tablets for
writiir; ts l sundry little articles. Not
tuk for;.? H ten are the purses for coins
and knife, a::d the toluteeo p.iu h and
p,i;ie siisjx'TMi.-il from the firdle, without
wiiK !i utttreun ilrseth In tlie taw
of i.ien ft hih nusU. however, tlu-so Lit
ter srlvlea tire eai'rieil by bij servants, a
gTcat retinue of whom attend him.
Of all Luida i:i the world, t'orea is the
kind of bats. There is boiiio variety, but
no chaiv-e -f F.tyle. Tlie fashion or.cc
-f, cver-l'y follow it an 1 i,ticks to it.
With the e-cr;tio!l of tlie forests of the
Ania:a n. w?.-rv hat?, like umbrella., are
wiH-n t i-l d t'ne nuikt'B whu-Ii rain down
from tlie il. iv.'o overhanging Immelies.
t'on .i U :v'.:: t! world in the fsipeilieLd
cn-a of !:t : r. lliey may le peen
then m as.:riii two fit t fn:in tlw rim
to the . ri Av:;. The stockings and shoes
are iii.i vi ry ifuliar. Iiiklon t'igaro.
IIre lower off m M'bale.
It has lfii t-stimatt-il that a Creetiland
lint whale, fifty or sixty Teet mi:, will
travel at the rate of nine to ten knots an
hour; but tinner whalc will swim at
TiilM-r rate of speed, while tlie sperm
wliale will ioix-l itself twelve knod in
on hour. V'luile eighty feet in length
freipiently visit British water, one of
this siiu? Iieinj; Htramhil at Longnidtlry a
few years ajo. It weiIied seventy-four
tons, and its tail measured eighteen to
twenty feet aero, the Hukea. Assuniinir
tliLs h-viathan traveled at the liiglier rat
of speed (twelve knots) it would, acconl-
ing to Mr. Hit Hlerson, develop 1 1 iKirse
power. Scientific New.
Critirfsaa at Cavdldat.
Tlie Richmond R hHous Herald thinks
tliat a good many preuclierti might profit
by the criticism of an okl deacon wlio,
when asked bow a certain candidate
pleased liirn. answered: Not at alL Ho
thinks too well of himself. His wliole
bearing aeems to say. 'Here's a man that
can do it. " ell. can t he do ltr
asked anotlier brother. Yes, lie can,
replied tlie okl deacon; "but I will never
vote for a man to be iiiy pastor who has
an fxid an opinion of himself." New
York Sun.
A CautioD yrmaa.
Is this your fourth or your fifth mar
riage?"' tie askiil, in a load voice, of an
old woman on the car.
"Hush! Don't speak so load! This i
my Uith, but he's in poor health and I
may want to marry again!" Detroit
FVee rres
A new iockek camera baa been in
vented. It is inclosed in an ordinary sil
ver watch came. and. is said to do very
good work by the dry plate process.
ThorouirhlT cleanse tNo blood, which to the
fountain of fWlth. by usinar Dr. Pierce Gold
en Manual Imvwy. nJ rood diirrsrton. a
fsir skin, buoyant spirits, vital ativnirth. and
soundness of constitution wiU be crtabusht-d.
Gofclen Medical Dwcovwr cures all hunnwrn,
from the common pimple, bkxeh. or eruption,
to the worst Scrofula, or blood-poison- r
ppeially has it rroven its efficacy in curing
SutTrhLim or fetter. Vever-sorv.. H'Joint
liwrw. Sr-mfuloiis Pores and rwcllwtfa, fca
larved C.kirvK and Eatinr 1 im- -
Goklm Medical Tioovery "ir. ronronip
Hon (which is S-rofula of the Lunoai. by nt
wonderful bloo.1-piirifvin(r. ,invirorHtin .and
nutritive pmr-rtfc-. far w ekLLJ!n"T4-f
Tin "of RIoodTshortnea, of Rreath. j'".
Severe (ouirha. Asthma, and kin.lrt-d affe
tiona. It is a aovereiirn remedy. It promptly
currt the verr-wt Comrh. .
Fcr Torpid Lirer. lutknwnr. or TJver
Complaint." rypepii. and Indiirertinn. It
an uneoualled retwdy. rVM by drutrg-wta.
dr. Firnrrs pfli.et -Anti-unions
and Catkartlc.
Sic a vial, by druifgista.
t'hoit-e HiiMiM-fe and
lt-si.l. nt-- I-ots, Fine
orange itroves, thou
tiH.I of Ai-reaof mi
im rvel l-nii.l at
D. w. FcawaT I C. s. nisei,
w. s. Jeamags, Ccssaianz AHOTey.
Real Estate Brokers,
titles I&Tesnsated. Taies Paid. Loans lic;ctia;ed.
l li.l.l fnaatrr Tmoertf lliiawi. ad More HmrM ! Kll a l aiill.a. Hoar la
J?. Vrlnn ll?rrtZKVLU. rmpert, f Wke.Ue.la l.kr. (are f. . V.U
MONEY TO LOAN t) Kirwt-C'lMw
J. WINF.i.lt,
f resilient.
. J. A11AMH.
General Banking Eusiness
Foreign Exchange. Correspondents: New York First
National Bank; Importers' and Traders', Boston;
Maverick National Bank.
Importers- Wholesale ami Retail
Croeiery, China, ani Earthenware, Stoves, Tinware, and
House FnrnisMiig: Cecils.
We tilTer the Ini.'w i.f Florida the !jirpt Plm k to selec-t from nrnl I'rietn alwn the !.iwt.
To lli.l. Ih, we have sm ml fiu-ilitiee for ml.il inir tl m, lloii- k- h in vili timl
it to their nilvantuire to eull anl t u.
113 Y. llsty ami 14 and 1 W. Forsjtli Sts., Jaeksf iiville, Fla.
Sole State Atrenta for the.
Celebrated Monitor Oil Stove, The Ice Berg Chief Refrigerator, The Globe
Fruit Jar, Chandler's Ice Cutter, The Shaffer Sun Hinge
Burner (3 Cones), The Textile Coffee Pot.
We sl'iill ! ileaseil to meet the citizen of
Kinir 'o nt our Mammoth More ami Kuaruntee to tfivo thetutlie lhl I'lieen, ete., in the
Ti-m v
Five TNiiihI farw, er loz
Tlinr I'oiiikI 4 'mm. l-r !
4 lM- I'olllltl 4 'ani. er il
Half I'oiiii.I t 'aiiM. erlojs
4tMiartT INaiml 4 'huh. erloz
liite-Kitchth I'oiiikI 4 anx, r.lo.
Kie miiiI 4'an for
ltl Nreeiit. off for twenty iloltar qiiuiitsty.
Full line of nnm-riin. OnlenmolieiteU. I'romiit attention iriveii.
Real Estate and Insurance,
THE iETNA, of Hartford, Conn.
THE HARTFORD, of Hartford, Conn.
THE PHCENIX, of Hartford, Conn.
ORIENT, of Hartford, Conn.
SPRINGFIELD, (F. & M.), of Springfield, Mass.
NIAGARA, of New York.
R. I.
"dooL England.
and Edinburgh.
COMMERCIAL UNION, of London, England.
IMPERIAL, of London, England.
WESTERN ASSURANCE of Toronto, Canada.
ford. Conn.
Derby Roll
Top Desks!
tkhial lhifn and Kimi-li. hile truny
are .kin trade 1-y nlterm I.Srr'HHlK
too -I at lower rk-e than nr, we are.wnere
pontile, makinir our Iwh More i'erlec-e. ami
will not Liver th quality to omofte with
l w-rrii-l Wi rkmanshintnd I'oor Material,
eeveral t Un in loc adapted for pli fcieians
and himie ue. .
IH-rhv IH-k In An-ique Oak. U 1 Cherry,
Itliu-k WMinulani M.ih.ilnv
(-( atulotrue. sent on aliciioa.
& KII.MKIt !h:sk ro,
i c. h. bubdicz.
The Hill Ciiyof Klor
i.la. ha tin? ltu-l--t
Ijiii.I. tlM HiirlHid
II ill and the ljirt--l
ll4Klint of IbiiiiiiKM-k
ill tln-MateiiiirT.mii'1-
inir it. It lia
1.000 Population.
I'.iirlili'eni.tore. t
Schooh and
mjU ly
Real Estate
rmr steeet. palatka.
Miirtipiit" Ho'uvity.
II. C.
F. V
AxKir-tant tiuliii-r.
1 A T IC A .
Transacted. Buys and Sells
Pnlutka mnl vleinity, the Isile pntronf of M.
t 1" '
2 .HI
1 :r.i$
hiuto, Vrtv.
faniile wilt touny part of lt
A Boy lost in the
ing xne Dig saie
At Devereux's
lVIy large stock must be reduced,
and if
Ladies especially are invited to ex
amine my
Should you not need them just now
you will save money by buying them
for the fall. Call early and save 30
per cent. Look out for the
Dress Coofls for Five and Ten Cents !
Such prices were never before heard
of in this place. Goods must be sold.
Etc., Etc., Etc.,
For Shells. Qanes.
Fishing Tackle, Alligators and Flor
ida Curiosities go to UUUMKAJNJbJ
BOOK STORE. Also, Staple and
Fancy Stationery, Diaries for 1887,
Notary Seals, Copying Presses, Ja
panese Goods, School Books, etc.
Wholesale orders promptly nuea,
at satisfactory prices. Respectfully,
Next Door to Post-Office.
ii.hi.. i..u.ki mil M. R "OT. will conllnm- IhiIih-m
..i. i.. .v.. ..f wi-ll Imnirlit itimmIk.
IIi' I'm i lor 1 i l.ifitr '"! KH.'lK'n Kiirtilum-: Im full lino nf IImIi) 4 HrriHid, Mnllirirf".
Wiiuhxr MukI.'w. 4 nil.-' lam )' 4 'aMiM-t. Wure, Mini f er lliliitf uiuiully liminl In IIikI
cliw. Mix-It whU'b we will vll at vrry lw iii"-a.
M(nlutlly Invile your lii tli; no tmuMe to allow irHl. Onlem Xif mall muat irlve ."II r
" l'u"miniit tll Furniture anil Job Work done ljr o.niH'Uiit Citliliirt Worker snl Ullilt iff
'Lemon Str-1. ,trmitp Court If.Mian. 1 f-2T-l vl
Flour, Grits, Corn, Hay, Oats, Bran,
Cotton Seed Meal and
tr-AU orlrr will recelTW prom attention, awl quick aulumeoU madn.
rush Monday dur
h mnmo pliu.. Wn lim-i it
liltiliif nf I'mIiiKhI mikI
k! MnrlwMMl 1 IihiiiIp.1 Hull'
ka mwl flHlimvllU .

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