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VOLUME IV. PALATKA, FLOKIDA, TUESDAY MORNING, JANUARY 17, 1SSS. NUMBER 2G8. TUTTLr JIM II M CITY DIRECTOBT. APOTHECARIES. ACKEHMAJ) STEWART, HiMiiliwral corner lmu MM Front, kilM'I.Nll. U Northeast iwwi Lrmna and Front. IJ1WUV A MTAKK. Kront Mtreet, (uur doors north of post office. TEKK. V V I-mon street, Ttaum block. VOtirXHAI H, A F leiilrui Drug More, Umno street. ATTORNEYS BAf.nWIV. JtlSEPH C hKioihm Htiil.lina-. Palatka, Fla. Fnsit Dtrect, corner Held, oAce npataura. UlVlitL'IJ . I ' U V L U C Front n't, Palatka National Bank Building Falk block. kmoD street; offlee upstair. BAKERIES. r.RIIItU SAI.FV Ai-acia Bakery and THnln Room, Front street, opposite rutnain iiouae. UlttMiM.H. IIJ Opera House Mock. Lemon street BANGOR ORANGE BOXES. EATON, C F r oot of Laurel near J T K W depot BANKS. FIUST NATIONAL BANK. W J Wmeg-ar. presi.lent. Front street BARBERS. FIN LET. AH , l,emon Ktreet, opposite Putnam House. LAKKIN, OKOtUSK Kront street near post offlce. MOIIK, KKA.NK t alk bloek. lemon street. BOARD OF TRADE. nvriiT k w vhiintsthrCT. Visitors In the city wtahtuir Information will lie cheerfully suppueu. BOAROINA NOUSES. U II U T II I'TI 'HIV HI IV- Hoaruintf and liiniu Uoom. Water and Main BOOKS AMD STATIONERY. 1-ur-iiKANK.r e Front street, next door to post office. BOOTS AND SHOES. VATTEKLIN, IIT Monitfiie bl.s-k. Lemon street. BOOK BINOERS. PALATKA NEWS PUBLISH INO COMPANY, lt l.l street. BOOT AND SHOE MAKINB AND REPAIRING. LA Nil LEV. HE ... . Front st. 3.1 dMr south of First Nat Bank KObliA. BKNJ.. Auavr. Lt'tuou street. oppwite Putnam House. CANDY MANUFACTURERS. SMITH, RAKJ No Lemon street, OUlla block. CIGARS AND TOBACCOS. Kl'PPEKBrWH, OHA8 a I'm iix in (iullery. Lemon street, op Putnam MEKKYIIAV.WA l.em..n .Inrt, opptMite Court House PMITH. It K J . No s Union street. Oil lis block. CISTERNS AND TANKS. TANK FACTO It Y. A L Jones, proprietor. Water street, near J T K W depot. CIVIL ENGINEERING. City furvevnr. No. 3 and 4 Monurne block, over kerstiiiK'a, CLOTHING AND CENTS' FURNISHINGS. 1.1) KM, MA KITS' llillis lilot k. U nion street. Z At II A It I V.-, A No I I U'luou street. CONFECTIONERY. MF.UUYHAY.W A Lemon street, corner of Hecond CROCKERY. itl1 S A, A . . Hit kman-k'enneriy lilis'k. Lemon street. DENTAL ROOMS. ESTF.K, W W M.ririie IiIim' k. Lemon street, upstairs. KOSKNIIKKIl, Hit W II Hickman block Umoo street, upstairs. DRY GOODS. LEV EltKCX, C P l,crfi.n slret JA'OIihN, I i'lHeti' filK-k, Lemon street IdHiKUD CO., M II Utile's new litis k. Front street GRAIN. MAY. ETC. VEKTKF.ECn.. ,L1.I1,UV Foot or Laurel street, near JTiKW RT GROCERS. lll'NN, JOHN T Next to iMt iiDliu Front street II All AN. J W U-inon street, iwtHTnl Joiiee HAI OIITON A ItKOf.. A M I'lio-nix block. Lemon street "M N t'. A V !'.!' s M.s-k, foot of U-Uloo street PFTI.IIMANN, II rN W m , I j in. .11 street, m ot lieattt corner of tlrst tIMil-.ltit MI'NUKK lln kniun-k.-iimrlv block. Lemon streeC STEKN, J At 'Oil . . . . Wholesale uitil retail. Front st, eor of Held GUN A LOCKSMITHS. HENKIUCKMON. L U-iuou street, opposite Putnaia House HARDWARE. GKIFF1M A PAKK Kit Klri.lniutteru building-. Water street LA .N K, K T Hurt's block. Water street HARNESS AND SADDLES. BANHEKSON, It C opiMMite Putuuin House, Lemon street HOTELS. HANliOH HOI SE H KiUy. proprietor, corner Lemon and Kirt. sin-'! CANOVA llol'OR A P i Kiiova, roi, eor Held and Second st CAKl.KI'oN Ho(:SK, Amlrew Shelley, prop. Court House block. Orsutf" street HOI Kl. I'llir.MX .lolm llixler. prop, nr Lemon and Water 8AKA TIM1A HOTEL. MiJ. A H WaMhlxirn. pn .pri.-O .r, Fnmt si reet corner of WUuam TIIK WKHT KMIi, FintlMM lloanlinir for fumllica, cor or UmUtm and Emmett strwta ICE. PAIATKA TCB FATRY, L C CanoTB. uutuMwer, Laurel st. let Kiver and Emmett INSURANCE. CAUI.ETON KKNNEKLY Kimiih'J, keiinerly-llickinan III k. Lemon st HII.I.IAUUA I O..CHAS M I'nlnika N.ttKMiul H.iuk lullUnir. Front at WEIilt. W J ht ullUe iHillilina JEWELRY. HEATH. O E Union street, opposite Putnam House PPKI K.JOHN K Krout street, fmir dMrs south of Lemon IOB PRINTING. PALATKA NEWS PI BUMUNG CAMPANT U 1.1 street LIVERY STABLES. II EH CITY MVEKY ANI (ALE STABLE Near JT4KW depot. First street MEKWI.M HON U'iih.o ireet, b'tween Third and Fourth UAMSAI'EK. J M CoriH-r of Kcid and Hecon street LIME. E.VTON, CH S F. AiikST Fisit ot l-uurrl ntreet LUMBER. BOYt, l A Kiver Klnt t, next to (las Works MEAT MARKETS. BECKS. J F li. ti. nil market. Court House blk. Lemon CUONS, W It Maniiu. tln'ra City market. Water street CL'MMIMiSJkCO Union street, two .loom west of Jones t;tulso A Co., M C No 3 r'rollf street Ml Kit A V, TIIOMAf U'hioii str't, U'tween Thinl and Fourth N:i f.KI K. II 41 Union street. opiMMite Putnam House MILLINERY AND FANCY GOODS. HOI.IUtooK. MllHTHOS Kront street, oiiposite Putunm House 8TH KI.ES. MUS M : U'liton street, opMsiiti express lnee PAINTS. OILS ANO ARTISTS' MATERIALS nAltNES K I'alutka National llnnk Iiuildinic Front at PHOTOGRAPHERS M ANiil.!, J li Keiiiierlt-Hickman block. Lemon struct PHYSICIANS. DOLE, Tlt A It, Homkopathiht, Itioiin bks'k. U nion street CYISI'S. Ir W II M.murue bbs k. Lemon street, upstairs STKAI'SZ. IK f II Ku 2 Front street REAL ESTATE IICKT, JAMES Town lots, I'alutka Helichta. IIEAI.Y T K I A Y lt.mr.1 of Tru.le Uoom, Front strw t SXAEFOKH. l It Puiatka NatM.nul Bank laiiltlintf. Front st SASH. DOORS ANO BLINDS BARNES, K fulatka National I bulk buildine. Front st TAILORING. FlSNINflEU. C A i.illi bl.s k. Umon street, upstairs HEW SON. JOHN K.'inirl -IU kman block, Lemua street TAXIDERMIST. FKY. W S k rool street, three thiors south of Leaaoa UNDERTAKERS ANO EMBALMERS. SNOW. W V. Nil :ki Kn.nt street Wt&ON FACTORY. RACE MAKT1N Kiver street, near Gas Works EUW AHIW AN 0.. Hsrt sbl.s k. Water street IIAIIO SAI.IHIN Twin lslniettMe, LemiMi street Mioll.UJoMN Lemon street, near JTIKV Junction: WOOD YARD. lyALTON. M 11 x Foot of Adtuna street. STORM ECHOES. NEARLY TWO HUNDRED LIVES LOST. HEARTRENDING STORIES OF HE ROISM AND SUFFERING. Account Comlnarin from the Stricken Diiitricts. Wednesday the Msrslsf Opened Beaatl- fally hat Nleht Fell en n Scene ml Death and Itesnlattea. St. Paul, January 16. The terrible storm which has swe4 over the North west, biockailinfc railrratds in five States, is now over, and the victims of its fury are being counted. The pitiful list is growing almost every hour. It is not improlMtble when the record is complete. it will show a hundred lives sacrificed to the awful tary of the blizzard. Next to this, the worst blizzard that the North west ever ezperiened occurred January 7, H and 9, 1873. In that storm seventy people were frozen to death and thou sands of dollars' worth of property de stroyed. The present storm promises to be even more terrible in its results. It came without warning. IN THE EARLY MORNING. At sunrise last Wednesday, Dakota never had more lovely winter weather. Hie air was clear as crystal, ami every object above the horizon was distinctly visible. The wind was from the South, warm and haliny, an 1 before the sun was high in the sky a decided thaw had set in. Farmers took advantage of the beautiful weather to go to town to draw wood, hay, etc. THE SCENE CIIANUES. About noon the cloud wax seen along the horizon, lying close to the ground but stretching out from west to north in a dark semi-circle. Little attention was paid to it. but in an hour the cloud had swept over the country, the sun was ob scured, snow was falling and a gale was sweeping front the northwest with terri ble fury. Tlie blizzard had begun. CLOSINO or THE FEARFUL DAY. The mercury fell rapidly and by 5 o'clock it was fifteen degrees below zero and tlie next morning it registered thirty below. AU the while the wind increased in fury, the snow fell thicker and the large amount of snow tltat was already on the ground was blown into swder and hurled along by the wind. On the prairie objects forty feet distant could not lie seen, and a man's voice could not be heard sis feet distant. The air was full of snow fine anil our an. 1 tlie roaring pi the wind and the darkness cau.ied by so much snow in tlie air made the scene tlie most dismal, dreary and forsaken that man has ever looked Usm. Kvery railroad in Iktkota and Minnesota, and many Iowa, Nebraska and Wisconsin railrtiads, were blta-kadetj. Telegraph wires everywhere were down, and it was not until Saturday that the full ex tent al awful results of the storm tie- came apimrent. BRAVE MARY CONNKLL. The telegraph wires bring stories of suffering, terrible struggles for life and heroic deeds by lrave tuen and women of tlie storm-stricken sections tliat have never been equalled. Mary Conneil, a little school tour her near Cavour, started borne with two of her pupils, a boy and girL The boy left them and perished. Miss Conned put her dress folds alsHit the little girl and uiade her walk all nittht, sheltering her clntrge with her body. They were found next morning alive, but horribly frozen. TALES OF BUFFERING AND DEAT1L Another teacher. Miss JacohNon, near Stolotr. started home with a little girL Both perislied. When found Miss Jacob- son was crouclied in a little hollow in the ground w ith her amis about the little girl and tier dress shirt wrapped aut her. Her Istnnet was otT tier head and her hand c lute lied her dress at lier throat, but there was a smile on her face. Two children, a boy and girl, of Jose4i Hutchison, near (ary, were lost going home from st-lusl. Twenty-five men at otice started on a search for them, and the mother could not lie ke4 fr.Mii goino along. Hie poor woman was with the party wlo found them. They were lying close together, and the boy had his sis ter's hanils between his own. A PARTY OF SEVEN LOST. Thurso I ay forenoon, just before the blizzard struck this point, a party of seven farmers about twenty five miles northeast of here started for their homes. having been here with wheat. Kepttrts come that the liodies of four of them have been found dead. Scan-hit g parties are out looking for the others. WITHIN FORTY FEET OF HER DOOR. Mrs. Kiuilson, of ItiiHimiore, was found frozen to death within forty feet of her door. Ilrr hiisliand was absent and becoming uneasy she started in search of him. lotting her life in tlie act. DYING FROM SUFFOCATION. These are but a few of tlie many ter rible stories which have cone in, tlie majority of which have been briefly mentioned before in these dispatches. A number of the dead had the apearance of having died from suffocation. Some hail torn their clothing away from tlieir tltroats, and others had torn away their head covering and were clutching at tlieir throats as though struggling for breath. EFFECTS OF A BUZZARD. During a genuine blizzard the air is filled with fine ice dust driven with ter rific force, which chokes the unfortu nate victim in a short time if lie at tempts to stand against it. THE LATEST. Minneapolis. January 16. The Jour nal revised list of tlie blizzard fatali ties shows ninety-seven dead in Dakota. rwelve in Minnesota, six in Iowa, seven teen in Nebraska, and three in Montana total, 135; liesides fifty-five reported missing. Additions are constantly be ing made to the libt. THE COLD IN CHICAGO. Chicago, January 16. Sixteen de gree below zero was recorded in tlie government thermometer here at mil night last night. Four below was the highest tlie thermometer reached during the day. The total absence of wind mitigates the cold materially and no tevere suffering is reported. There is much hardship in tlie poorer districts of tlie city, however, and tlie police stations ami other public shelters are crowded to tlieir utmost capacity by homeless waifs. FROM JACKSONVILLE. Ths Grand leas si a$ss-l. C. Marat Lsfl ler farts Uskseea. Sfiftial to (As Piilatkrt Aemt. Jacksonville, January lG.-TheOrand Iiodge of Masons meet liere to-morrow at noon. All of the otficers are here. Senator Pasco remains over to attend, The Grand Chaiter, which sliould have met to-day, will not meet until to morrow afternoon. J. C. Marcy, a prominent lawyer, left for parts unknown on tlie 5th. and it is just made known that he is in arrears for a large amount of trust funds, due principally to tlie PitUlairg Lumber Comitfiny of this city. Nearly all the clergymen denounced the Sub-Tropical opening its doors on Sunday in their pulpits yesterday morn ing. It was crowded, notwithstanding. in the afternoon. Kinchen Burke, who murdered his wife Friday night and for whom the officers have been searching ever since. committed suicide Saturday night, it is thought. His dead body was found in tlie woods near tlie Sub-Tropical this morning. W. FROM WASHINGTON. Tas Prstietnl aad the Siit-Trsslcal - Bisae Moera's Saccsss Fierisa an Wheels. Njwrhil f th ISihtltui A'rtm. Washington, January 16. Mr. Call tonlay intnsluctrd a joint .resolution making an apropriation of $'.iO,0UO for the Sub-Tropical Kxptstition. Tlie President lias been invited by Senator Call, on behalf of Jacksonville citizens, to visit Florida, and while not accciting, thinks he will be able to do so about the 22d of February. Frances will, of course, accomjiony him. WeMs rolling exposition arrived here early yesterday morning, and will remain several .days. Invitations have been i-wiied by the wliolesale, and Florida's Representatives will pave the way for its success while here. Many have already availed themselves of the oportunity thus offered them of investigating the varied prtsluctions of Florida, and ex press themselves as highly impressed with the showing. As a matter of course. I'alatka's sue attracts general anl favorable attention. ULsliop M sre, of St, Augustine, is meeting with great success in his mis sion to raise funds suflicient to rebuild bis cath.-drul. X. FROM MISSISSIPPI. f'oaatitatioaal I'Mneetion Hill -Cold Weather. Sleet. Imw .l Ire. Jackson, Hiss., January 16. Tlie Senate has Kissed the Constitutional Convention bill, which provides that an election by the ieople lo held on August 7 next, to vote on the question of a con stitutional convention, and if adted iwovides that the convention be held on Septenils'r 4, IS. Tlie bill will be con sidered by tlie House on the IHth inst. This is the moxt imsrtant question under consideration by the legislature. A bill has been introduced in the House requiring annual statements from insurance comanies doing business in the State. The coldest weather of the season pre vails throughout tlie State, extending as far as Summit. Tlie earth is covered with sleet, snow and ice. MORE INDEMNITY LAND Threwa Open to Settlement hy Order ef the Secretary t the Interior. Washington, January 16. In pursu ance of the order of the Secretary of the Interior issued December 15th last. Act ing Commisioner Stockslager to-day is sued an order of restoration to settle ment of the lands within the indemnity limits of the following named railroads: Alabama and Florida; Selma, Crime and Ihilton; tlie South and North Alabama; the Florida, Atlantic ami tiulf Central; tlie Pensacola and Georgia, and tlie Florida and Alabama. About 12,0tsJ acres are involved. CHANDLER'S BILL Ttat el HI Lltll laker Prepares ler feats Careliea. Washington. January 16. Tlie bill introduced in the Senate to-day by Mr. Cliandler to alter the regulation enacted by the Legislature of South Carolina prescribing tlie times, places and manner of holding elections for Representatives in Congress, directs the county sujst visorsof registration of South Carolina to make each July and August before tlie Congressional election, beginning with ISSN, a new. full and complete reg istration of all electors qualified to vote for Representatives in Congress. If any voting precinct is greater in size than five miles from center to any point thereof the supervisors are required to reduce its size. Tlie certificate of regis tration required by the South Carolina statute shall not have attached any voting condition incident to roierty or other qualification. Ail registration records shall be public, and tlie names of all electors shall he published in one of the county newsiaiers in each county. The Governor of tlie State is required. thirty days before each Congresshmal election, to appoint four conimisnionent of election for each county, to be a- pointed among the political mrties and the commissioner are in like manner to appoint four managers of election for each precinct, whose duty it tJiall be to induct tlie election, protect tlie voters. preserve the peace, and before adjourn ment declare the result of tlie election. The Congressional polling place shall not be the same place as the State jmllirg place, and all ballots to be legal shall be distinctively marked by the managers of election. In order to give all an equal chance to vote, it is provided that wlien five members of either arty cast their votes an oportunity shall he given the other political party to cast five votes. It Is made a misdemeanor for an officer wlio is appointed to refuse to serve, an.1 it is made a felony for any person to at- tompt to influence an election by fraufl or intimidation or for officers of election to wilfully refuse to register any person or to strike his name from the register, or to refuse tlie vote of any qualified elector. It ii furtlier provided that no elccUic shall be imprisoned on election day for ref usal to my his poll tax. SPEAKER CARLISLE. Seized With a Cm(m1I Chill at the Dinner Table. Washington, January 16. Speaker Carlisle was taken suddenly with a con gestive chill this evening while at tlie dinner table in the Kiggs House, and had to lie assisted to his room by I Mrs. Carlisle. The chill was followed Vy a high fever, and for an Isiur or more the Speaker was slightly delirioas. Dr. Sowers was called and at a late hour the patient's condition was reiorted some what f letter. I r. Sowers described Carlisle's illnvss as anrfiething in the nature of a congestive chill accompanied I by a low Ktate of the nervous system duet to overwork. The preparation of tlie House committee lists and the additional labor thrown Um him by tlie contest for his seat severely strained his powers of endurance, w hich had already been weakened by a cold contracted last Thursday. The Speaker's illness will proliably compel him to cancel his en gagement to deliver a ss?ech in the South some time in the latier part of this month, and it also is pro! m Lie that he will lie unable to reide over the House for several days. LAMAR'S CONFIRMATION. The Seaatc's Acliea ana These Whe Vstee Tsa ass Nay. Washington, January 16. Tlie Sen ate went into executive session at 1 o'clock this afteriMMMi ami three-quar ters of an hour later took up the nomi nation of Lamar. Its consHlerttion lasted until 4 o'clock, at which time the nomination was confirmed by a vte of 33 to 2S. 1'iddIeU-rger, Stanford and Stewart voted with the lh-mocralM. All other Republicans voted, or were aired against 1-iinar, and ail the IVm- ocrats were in his favor. The discusion was aluumt entirely confined to the Itejttihlican si-le. Tlie prim-ijitil ss-akers were Edmunds, Evarts, Culloui, Slierman, Allison, Hoar, I law ley, Ingalls, ami liid- dleberger. The hist iiamod making two sieeclies. Tlie line of opjsisition covered the official and slitical record of the nominee, as well as his age, Itusi- nets luibits and legal qualifications. It is underst.Msl that no sjieeches were made by the lK-m.s ratic Senators. Voting Legan at 3 o'clock, but was in terrupted and nearly an howrB argn- ment intervene! U-fore the roll call was finished. v The nominations of Vilas and Dickin son were then at once taken up ami con firmed willtout delay and it was ordered that the I'n-Ki.lent lie notified of tlie three confirmations. The following is understood to lie tlie vote in secret snnion on the confirmation of Lamar : Ayes-Itite, Heck, H-rry, i:lolgett. Brown, Iiutler. Call, Ctakrell, Coke, Colquitt, Ihiniel, Faulkner, tieorge. tiorninn, t!ray, Hanqiton, Harris, Jones, f Arkansas, Mcl'herson, Morgan, Pugh, Keagan, UiiMellierger, Siiulslsiry, Stan ford, Stewart, Turpie, Van-e. Vest, Voorliees, Walthall, and Wilstm, of Maryland 33. Nays AMrich, Allison, RIair, Boa-en, Canu ron, Chace, Cullom, Davis, Dawes, Dolph, Flmunds, Kvarts, Far well, Frye, Hale, Haw ley. Hiscock, Hoar, Ingalls, Mitcltell, 1'a.ld.s k. Palmer. Piatt, Plumb, tjuay, Siieruian, Sjsioncr and Stock- bridge 28. Those j aired in the affirmative were Blackliurn, Eustis, fiitwon, Hearst, Ken- na, Pasco, Payne and liansom. Tliose iaired in tlie m-gative were Cliandler, Jones, of Nevaila, Manderson, Morrill, Sabin, Sawyer, Tiller and Wilson, of Iowa. CONDENSED DISPATCHES, lie ht & Putzel, shoe dealers of Balti more, yesterday made an .assignment to Jacob Het ht for tlie benefit of their creditors. Tlie lresiilent yesterday nominated to lie collector of customs Stephen A. Moreno, of Florida, for the District of Pensacola, Fla. There is no foundation for tlie pub lished reHrt that the affairs of the Sheffield. Ala., Coiuiany are in the hands of a receiver. It was a tyi graph ical error, and should have read Smith field instead of Sliefiicld. The proKjst-ts of Sheffield have never lieen more promising than now. A wreck on the Chicago, Kansas and Nebraska Railroad occured at Willard, fifteen miles east of Tos-ka, Kansas, at 4 o'clock yesterday morning. Three cars were thrown from the track down an emlnnkment and twelve mtsoiis were injured, one fatally. The wreck was caused by a broken rail tin a s.liarp curve. Tlie employees of the Troy, N. Y., Steel and Iron Company have refused to accept the reduction of ten ier cent. proi lotted by tlie company, and all tlie works will lie closed. Tlie officers of tlie comiany say they have accepted a re duction in their salaries greater in jm isirtMiti than that asked of the men. Tlie company ixii.l $10m,(j0 a month in wages. (X tolior. 10, ls-ss. has L-en fixed as the date for tlie oiening of the Augusta Na tional Expositnm. It will continue till Novemlier 3. Net a Sarplas. Detroit Free Frew. The raisin rrop is S5,INM) boxes slmrt this year, and if the landlady works in a few peanut shucks ami peach skins you will understand and appreciate her motive. That sliortage must be made up aonaenow f OUR LAWMAKERS. SENATE CONFIRMATION OF LAMAR. PROCEEDINGS IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. Eaeh Uenae Ceasasittee te have a Clerk- Mr. Ierhlaa Wants Kerjr Meaaher te Have 11m. 8F.XATK. Washington, January 16. Among the petitions ami memorials reaentnd ami referred were several in favor of tlie World's Ex)ition in ltWi, from tlie General Council of Mobile, Ala., Buffalo Bust as Men's Association, Kansas City Comfuercial Exchange, and tlie hm Angeles, California, Board of Trade; also in favor of tlie bill to regulate im migration; also for a change in tlie HMt- al laws, so that "jmper book novels, blood and thunder stories" shall not bejtent through the mails as second class mat ter (ying one cent per pound), while school, law, scientific and religious books have to pay eight cents r pound. BILLS AND PETITIONS. Mr. Blair presented a memorial and resolutions of the General Assembly of the Knights of Labor in favor of an in vestigation into the management of tlie Bureau of Engraving and Printing, and for such legislation as will prevent de basement of currency notes, etc., also for an investigation as to present metliod of supplying isistage 8tami, etc. He asked that the memorial be printed in the Ktrtrrd, but as Mr. Harris objected to that he proceeded to state the chief allegation contained in it. Petitnms were presented from Atlan ta, Ga.. for the reis-al of tlie tax on al cohol and from tlie toliacco manufac turers for tlie abolition of the internal revenue tax -on cigars ami cigarettes. Tlie House lill relating to permissable marks printed and written on second, third and fourth class mail matter, was reported from the committee ami placed on the calemlar. Among the bills introduced were tlie following: By Mr. Cliandler To alter the regula tions enacted by tlie South Carolina Leg islature, in regard to the election of Representatives in Congress. By Mr. Sherman (at request of colored clergymen in North Carolina) Creating a commission to inquire into and lejsirt on the material, industrial and mental rogrcHS of the colored race since 1S05. EXEIXTIVK SKSsION. As soon as the morning business was all disposed of (at 1 o'clock), Mr. Riddle- bericer ruee ami moved that tlie Senate proceed to executive business, and the uk it ion was agreed to without division. The Senate devoted three liours and a half to executive business, ami tlien, at 4:30, ad journed. CONFIRMATIONS. Tlie following nominations were con firmed to-day: I. Q. C. Lamar, to be Assas iate Justice of tlie Sureiue Court; Win. F. Vilas, to lie Secretary of tlie In terior; I V m M. Dickinson, to be Post master General; and E. L. Bragg, to be Minister to Mexico. RiddlelaTger, Stew art and Stanford voted with the Demo crats for Lamar. All the otliers voted or were imired on bartr lines. HOt'SK. WASHiNGTON,January 18. Mr. Whitt- horne, of Tennessee, offered a resolution directing the Committee on Accounts to ascertain whether tliere are sufficient unoccupied rooms in the Capitol for the accomnuidation of the committees of the House, and if not where and on wliat terms the necessary rooms can be pro cured. Adopted. BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS. Mr. McMillan, of Tennessee, from the Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries, reported the Dingley resolu tion calling for information relating to discrimination on tolls against American vessels passing through tlie Wei lam 1 Canal. Dinglery's resolution was adopted. Mr. Richardson, of Tennessee, chair man of tlie Committee on Printing, re Iiorted a resolution, which was adottd, for printing 30,(Nft extra copies of the President's message. Under tlie call of State the following bills and resolutions were introduced and referred: By Mr. Wheeler, of Alabama To jro- vido for certain works for coast defense. By Mr. Oates, of Alaliama To pro. Libit aliens from acquiring title to lands in the L'nited States. By Mr. Herbert, of Alaliama To for feit the Moliile and Girard Railroad grant; also to regulate the course at tlie Naval Academy. By Mr. Anderson, of Kansas Direct ing the Commerce Committee to investi gate the Reading Railroad strike, as to how it lias affected the obligations of tliat road under the Inter-State Com merce law. By Sir. Cummings, of New York For the relief of tlie Merchant Marine of tlie United States engaged in foreign trade. By Mr. Ilielan, of Tennessee To ex tend tlie limits of the port of Memphis. By Mr. Kilgore, of Texas Abolishing the tax on tobacco and the duty on lum ber, coal, salt, wool and blankets. By Mr. Wise, of Virginia Fixing the liours of lain of clerks in first-class ptt offices and granting them leaves of absence. By Mr. Bankhead. of Alabama For the erection of a public building at Bir mingham, Ala. Mr. SI law, of Maryland, chairman of the Committee on Accounts, rejiorted a resolution assigning clerks to all com mittees of the House. EACH MEMBER TO HAVE A CLEKK. Mr. Per kin, of Kansas, offered an amendment providing that every oom- mittee of the Hooae shall liave aa many clerks aa there are members on the com. mittee, one to be selected by each mem her. That tlie clerk selected by the chairman shall be chief clerk, and tliat the other clerks shall receive 75 r month, and when a member is on more than one committee he aluill only have tlie right to appoint one clerk. The amendment, which is designed to give every member a clerk, is drawn in this form so as to make it germane to the resolution and that subject to a point of order. FOB AND AGAINST THE AMENDMENT. In the debate which followed, the reso lution was oppowed by Messrs. Morse of Massachusetts, Briggs of Colorado, Blount of Georgia, Tillman of South Carolina, Roger of Arkansas, and fa vored by Symee) of Colorado, Howard of Indiana, Itoothman of Ohio. Peters of Massachusetts, Laird of Nebroi.ka, Can uon of Illinois, Grosvenor of Ohio Bingham of Pennsylvania, ami Lawlcr of Illinois. W HY THEY WulU) AND Wol'LD NOT. Biggs called the ropoNition another salary grab. Blount warned tlie House tliat there was an audience which would take notice of what was said ami done here to-day and would hold tlie members to a strict accountability for their votes and specclies. Tliat audience the jieople he resiectod as fair, just and intelligent. Laird, in announcing his intention to vote for the amendment, pictured the arduous duties devolving on a memU-r in attending to his correspondence at night and to department work in tlie morning, then he came to the Capitol to consider the affairs of the nation, and digest fiscal bills ? No, but to carry out the dictation of tlie Committee on A im propriations the committee itself act ing proliably under dictation of a man who liad come to rule committee and country. Uroavenor placed his support of the amendment on the practical ground tliat it was a matter of economy to the public service, and he for one was w ill ing to take the resiNmsibility for his vote. Tillman said that he would vote against the amendment liecause it was an indecent way of increasing his salary. He admitted that clerks would relieve the members of much drudgery csin'- cially in tlie distribution of seed which they were called usn to s rforni, but lie could not supiort the n-nding prosi sition. What the country wanted was twice as many Itepresentatives and six times as many Senators. Then Con gressional clerical labor would lie ef ficiently done, and the lobby would have a hard job, where now, unfortunately, it had an easy one. THE AMENDMENT ItEJKCTEIl. Mr. Perkins' amendment was re jectedyeas. 04; nays, 1 si and the vote recurred upon the resolution re iorted by the Con. mittee on Accounts. KEI'I BLICAN OP11ISITION. This was antagonized by the Republi cans for the nnwHi that it provides clerks for the Committ-a on Kxinli- tores in the various Deiartmciits, al though in re j ion so to a question from Mr. ICandall, Mr. Shaw stated that it would only increase by two the iiuiiiIht of clerks authorized by the Forty-Ninth C-ongress. RKKOLl'TION AGKF.KII TO. The resolution was agn-ed to yeas, 121; nays, J and the House at ad - jajrned. They do Mot Agree. Paris, January I V The Budget Com mittee of the Chamber of 1 fc-puties has rej.H-bsI tlie financial scheme of Tirard, Minister of Finance, and he has refused to agree to any immediate surtax on sugar, which would ls applicable to the sbs-k now in refiners' hands. The Com mittee insists that the tax should com mence in September next, the liest sea son. Tirard vainly endeavored to impress upon the Committee that the fact that tlie refiners were allowed to iiocki-t . I,!" k,(k0 francs yearly was the sole cause of the deficit in tlie budget. The Cast lac a Nueeess. PlTTSBl itGH. January 1.--The great steel gun which was cast at one of the Pittsburg Steel Casting Coiiqsuiy's works last Wednesday was taken from the mold to-day and found to lie js rfect. The casting is proiwiunced a complete success by Suierinteiident Hainswortti ami the officers of the United States navy, who uxade a clone insiectio!i and applied such tests as were iioseihle in the present stage. The gun weighs nine tons. ADDITIONAL LOCAL. GONE UP 15 SMOKE. Huntington's First Blaze The "Alnali" a 8moul Jering Mass. Huntington was visited by lire, the terror of all new Florida towns, Sunday night. Uion receiving information a representative of The News, who ha pened to be at hand, hastenisl to tlie scene of destruction, ami seeking Mrs. E. P. Wilson, the erson directly cm- cerned, obtaineI the full itarticulars. which in sulaitance are as follows: A little tiast 7 o'clock, a small assem blage of neighlsirs had congrsgaUd in the beautiful iarIors of Mrs. E. P. Wil son's delightful resilience, the "Abnah," bent ujmn pleasure in the way of a ba jiarty. Khortly after the arrival of the guests a strange, crackling sound over head, together with the barking of a little dog, arrested their attention ami directed tliem to an investigation. In attempting to oj -n tlie connecting door a dense vol ume of smoke and flame tiurnt in im mediately all was excitement and con fusion. As in such cam- all save one or two knew not which way to turn. Although by this time the alarm was general. No shouting or noise of any description was indulged in. Realizing that it would lie worse than useless to effect a reesue of anything above, those at hand turned to with a will in the endeavor to carry articles of value from the lower story. Time was scarce, and notwitlistamling every one struggled to the utmost. hardly an article worth tlie mention was secured. The flames spread with surprising rapidity .'and within three hours nothing remained to tell of the disaster except a mound of ashes and debris. Only conjecture can be formed aa to the origin of the flames, the general lie- lief being that the lace draitcrice of Mrs. Wilson's room were ignited by spark from the kitchen chimney. The loss is serious, iiersonul effects be ing heavily involved. All her jewelry of a rare kind, and costly, elegant lace ami silk dresses, that were packed away in trunks, were entirely consumed by the fierce element. The exact amount is difficult to ascertain, but is placed in the ncighUirhotst of f 1,000 or $3,000, with ait insurance of alsiut fl.ooO in the Hartford Insurance CoiiiiMtny, placxl through the agency of W. J, Webb, of this city. "Abnah" was the pride of Huntington, jierfect in every resjst t. having U-en nl tered and re-allered until aatifactiHi wail received, and Mrs. Wilson, wla) is the mother-in-law of Mr, I C. 1 ionising, p-neral ticket agent of the Jacksonville, Tania and Key t lnlwny, says that alio int4mls to rebuild immediately, that. in fact, men were at the work getting out blis-ks at sunrise the following iiioi ii i"R. I than two months ago Mrs. Wilson was visited by fire at her summer cot tage on the Highlands, New Jersey, but was more fortunate than wild the one which we chronicle to-day. Tie "0 K. U" Tie Queen of tlie St. Jolmi Arrive With the Railroad Conductors. On Sunday afternoon the Society vt Railroad Conductors arrived in Palatka on tin steamer yueen of the St, Johns at 2:45 in the afternoon. They isiUsl various points of interest throughout the city, and did the towu up well. The following iuciuInts of the order were present: From Division No, ISO, Atlan ta, Ga.; J. M. Adams, J. II, G.mmI, J, R. Garwood, W. R. Turner, G. R. Gibson, J.J. Dunn, J. II. 1 Jittiimr, A, J. How. ardand li. 11. lh Treville; Division No. 133, Macon, Ga.; I It. Jeter, T. T. Jolin- siii, R. II. lisl and A. It. Ilightower; Division No. 3IS, Charleston. S. C, I J. Harris; Div ision No, 3l."i, Columbia, H. C J. K. IIiiKhes; Divisi.ui No. 303, Au gusta, Ga.. J. C, McMaslcr; Division No 31S, Siivaiinah. Ga., W. II. Wright: Di" vision No. lis, I 'liatLani-iga, Tciin., R. B. Stegall and W, A. Ib-gaii: Division No. IK, Nashville. Temi., W. II. Wissls; Division No. 1!, Pinsiu-tila, 1 la., W. J. Donaldson; Division No. l'.Ni, Jackson ville, Fla., T. F. Kidwell. H. Ifc 1-jtrle, G. T. Maughs, R. No Mo. John Ii. SUril, W. II. Iiyd and T. C. Mucki'tiTuss. A l.ieeting was held by District No. 10 of the Order of Railw ay Conductors, in Jacksonville, Saturday, at the G. A. R. Hall. After a short session the meeting adjourned. They will meet at the Kim ball House, Atlanta, Ga., on the second Tuesday in January, 1h. When they arrived here, after 1 o'clock Sunday afternoon, dinner was not yet ready on the Isiat. They were hungry and some plucked freely of the oranges in the street shade trees, only to find them sour. Some stopl"! at I ho only rustaurant ojm.ii, others, knowing that a gssl dhmer awaited them on the lsi.it, star Us I in search of lighter ref resluueiit. jroat disgust was ex prcssod at finding nothing but drug sbircs and hotels utid one restaurant im-ii, ami sevcnil said they wore proared to leave considerable money in town if they could only have found some pl;u-e where they could pur chase fruit and can.li.-s lo stay their u;i- s-lile. Welaka and TrniUanil rcniiuula, A more lsaulifijly located town or listrict with more productive sod cannot Is) found in tlm State of Moridatliau the alsive. If you want health, go tliere. If you are lisiking for investment, go there. If you want to raise pnsluiM', stop thi-re. Several orange groves are for sale at a sacrifice. The best land can 1st Isiught at $10 mt acre, and town ptopt-ity is cheap. Go to the Fruitland Peninsula. Two Units daily to Wclaka, twenty-five inili-s south of Palatka. J. Russell Kennedy, the general agent for the Peninsula, will give full information. Mail matter promptly attended to and satisfaction iruaranlccd. Cull on or write to Mr. Kennedy. The Ilsiiaor hmixri llarol. Mr. I J. IJjisey, formerly of the Wol- sey House, has taken charge of the Ban gor House for the season, with the de termination to kiep a good hotel. The cliange was made yosU-nlay morning. Mr. Hamilton, as announced in The Pa late a News of Sunday, returning to the pines. A large number of arrivals on the first day of Mr, IJjsiey's reign, gives quite a lively apis-araiice to this well known corner, Mrs. IJjsiey takes cliargo of the doiiartinont of the interior, and seems quite cotnMUnt to s-iforni all thedutii-s iiicumls'iit upon her office. A Card uf Tliauks. We desire, through the columni of The Palatka Nkwh, to extend our many thanks and gralef ulness to the many friends wIhj kindly assisted im during the destruction of our ls-uutiful home on last Sunday night, by fire. Mkm. II P. WII.HON. Mrs. I. C, Dkminu. Bumora Eiplodod. All day yesterday rumors were flying thick and fast concerning a shootii.Jf affray said to have occurred in the morning. So many and so diversified were they that it was with difficulty tliat one could keep track of them. A reporter of The Palatka News was soon on the scent and tra-od it as far as MMiilile, but nothing whatever could be substantiated. Mr. and Mrs. Louis Gould, the Karl of Craven and the Iter, W. J. SUvert, all of England, are Ixioked at the Putnam. They have cl.nrUfe.1 a sbum yacht, ami to-day will sail the beautiful and ictur- esque waters of Dunn's Creek, and to-mor, row will steam down the far-famed Ock lawalia River. Palatka' liriiiht leiis-fuls DarticinaLed in a game of base ball yesterday in the front on Front street, which afforded thMii a -miel dial rif l-.vIlhe nlmat.t HfMirt, anv attracted considerable atten- HOW VALOR IS REWARDED. A Cr tialee ttata Marshal taflariaf tor Pelaa his De t. Wamhixcitom, January 10. This is going to read like a yellow liack dime novel, but it is relevant and not out of the ordinary run of news aper talk I trust I aluill be pardoned for thediscuraion from my usual vein of diacourae. Mr. T, N. Bruner, t.f Kansas, is In thia city. -Ilia object here is to secure pay ment fiotn some deuirtment of govern ment for services rendered by him in making the rapture of nineteen hanJiU in the ln.l tan Nation. Mr. Bruner is a middle-aged man, of average height, quite stout with a d sa iling bright eye and fsiaar generally. In c hi versa I ion he is exceed intfly pleasant and always endeavors to keep the talk from flagging. He had after years of enwrienca among the hard class of citizens tliat in- ' est his country, lieen Moiiiled a Dep. ty Cniteil NUlea Marahal and imiued- lately tu sit upon his arilHis duty of orrnlmg the Isiys. The phw-e was some fifty miles from is home ami, aa will lot remembered even in Florida, the inter of lfttO-4 was an extremely cold one. tine night when the snow had covered tl lie ground to a depth of two or three cet, Bruner with a sasH of six men r weeded on tlieir journey and reached heir dint ination U fore the hour for be ;iiiniu the day's work and with ra markabld pluck succee.lo.1 in capturing lie whole gang of nineteen desperadoes, nown as "the Shaw gang," and after needed rest proceeded on their return, Intercepted by bands of armed men they made their way Into tlie land r the friendly Indian and were given a iro.r escort to safely continue tlieir journey. Now thia Mas one of the hardest crowds of criminal over ecooMj, ind the "camiiaigu" ct Mr. Bruner in the iicightMirhood of 1.300. which to make g.ssl his word with his friends ha paid out of his own pocket, trusting that a Million of the "suriilus" would s given him in return. Mr. Jones, the Unite,! StaUn Marshal inder whom he was acting was in structed by the Attorney Goiioral to pay Bruner ami remit the account as asextriMirdinary" and it would be aet- led at once. But Jones preferred not to nirdeii his straight accounts with tliose lone under his jurisdiction hut out of Ids dislrict and did not comply, M r. Bruner has been forced to leave his louio from fear of losing his life and now finds it necesaarr to come to the capital to ask that justice lie done him. inn man wno utwiuiir rids society or murderers deserve the hearty approval of everv citizen, but bL isir kullKKik should Ins reiilenishod as well aa his iiirse of thanks, and a bill will soon be .resented for Ida rlii.f. It la rualle im. known what nuniliera of desperate dwU 111. Kluur Iian. ....... It iit . I " abB.Hj . .nc,a.,,, ,ihi now that they are beyond mischief, the rave ueiemier or the law should 1st ros rly att4 iulo to. What the out come will he remains to be seen, but a gissl part of the surplus might 1st ex pended m a far worse manner than by iqiiidating debts which have honestly accriiiil. X. GROWTH OF WASHINGTON. 'Th Arldecracr" Mevmg Wtrtear - Imitating Engllik tlUt Fieri Maatfear Castlartakli Slluat. f '..rrinil nr of the I'nUttha AVue, Wahhinoton, D. C, January 11. The growth of the Capital City during the ast few year, is something tliat Isirders on the phenomenal. Yearn ago not aomany either- hat Mtrt of Wash ington cast of the Capitol was the cen ter of attraction, so to eak, and pri vate residence of the most beautiful character were erected. The times have changed. Aristocracy has followed the precept of venorable Horace Greeley and moved westward. As I hsik from the Senate pre gallery upon tlie once chosen section of the ty with its multitude of residences which, in the march of architectural U'uuty and design apM-ar aa the castle of some famous, wealthy sovereign of this Union, I am lead to think of two things: First, that while we are advo cates of everything tliat savor of Amer icanism, the strong current of society i only to apt to lead us to imitate the do ings of our English cousins; second, that all that is needed to override tliose cher- ' (shod rights of setting our own exam ple, is for soino hob-nobbing swell to set the I ml I in motion, and oht my, what a scene. THK OLD KTYI.K. There just to the north stand an el- cellerit example. A magnificent residence in gray stone. which at one time commanded the ad miration of Washingtonians, which inapt now bow in bumble deference to the wishes of the imitator of Queen Anne, who have, without doubt, expended large sums of money in fitting up resi dence so a to attract the eye and at the same time lie a joy and comfort to the occupants. The old style, or rather tlie American stylo for the present rage ia for Queen Anne strike many aa being far u- rior in every iint to tlie latter. This, of course, is a matter of taste, coupled with a (Kickelljook of projs-r depth and width with which to work on. A larger number of our legislators have invested largely In city property, and erected magnificent residence thereon. THK FLORIDA MKMBKEH. The Florida member are all comforta bly situaU-d for tlie aeasion, Henator Call occupying hi beautiful home on N atreet, while Henator Pasco liaa cosy iiiarters at the Metmnolitan Hotel. Messrs. Davidson and Dougherty lioth room at the National Hotel. X. Progreu of th M aoon Rood. Alaueba G a., star. By Wednesday nest Engineer wells, of tlie Georgia Southern and Florida rail road, will start down tlie line in a buggy to investigate the various localities where town are irosawd to be built. He will male a thorough inveatigation, am! n all probability ho will christen aeverj cltiee before he-return to headouart r. Several lively town have already sprung tip along the line, and in places where, one year ago, naught but the rank ami file of tall yellow pine stood, town lot are now offered for sale at lively price.