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PALATKA, FLORIDA, WEDNESDAY MORNING, JANUARY 18, 1SSS. VOLUME IT. NUMBER 2G9. J 7 t ) V ) I V 1 "S .. T V I T .. V CITT D1RECTOBT. APOTHECARIES. ACKERMAW ft STEWART, Motitliwest ourner Leuoa sad rrosn. "slc tfrerlS&rwoiM north of post office, PEKK, P P , . Imon street, Baum block. VCKiKLHAtH, A P Central limit Store, wmon street. ATTORNEYS BAbTVWTN, JOSEPH K. htffl lUnMmir, Palalka, Fla. . fi f luiirN jk liAVIrt. front utm-tmrwr Reid, offices BDstouiw CHANDLU. Kl'MSKK C ........ J 'S'rli, Palalka Uonal Hank Bull.Jine; Hf 1 n r K TH 1 s If r'alk Uock. Lemon street; office upstairs. AKERIES. ,-u,umr BIT t'U Acacia Uaker'y and rnnlnar Room. Front street, oniiositu ruuiua UIiNiMH,HJ . Opera House block, Lemon street ANSON ORANGE BOXES. J'ont of Laurel near JTJtKW depot -BANKS. PTRST NATIONAL BANK. W J Winvsar, President. Front street BARBERS. F,lnMiiitrwt. nalt Putnam House. LAKK1N. UKORliK Krtint street near post Dltlcf. MO Hit, KHANK k'alk taisik. U nion ilrwt BOARO CF TRADE. OFFTCE.NO PKO.NT STREET. Visitors In the city wisnuiT inrorraatien will be eneertully supuiieu. ' BOARDING NOUSES. boaruiii and plninir Room. Water ami Main BOOKS AND STATIONERY. CWHKANE.F C, Front street, ne oc to post offlee. BOOTS AND SHOES. VATTERLIN, HT MoraiM block. Uitkhi street. BOOK BINDERS. PALATKA NEWS PLULISHIJia COMPANY. Held street. BOOT AND SHOE MAKING AND REPAIRING. Front s. l door south of First Nat Bank UOllUA, BE.NJAokkt. 1.. m. .1. .rtrt-et. opHtt Putnam House. CANDY MANUFACTURERS. SMITH, HEJ V1 . No Lenton street, Gillla lk. CIGARS ANO TOBACCOS. KCPPEItfUWH, C1IA9 Putnam Oullery. Ltiuon street, p Putnam MEKKYPAV. W A lA-mon uml, opposite Court House SMITH, HJktJ No Leuion street Gillla Wnk. CISTERNS AND TANKS. TANK PAOTOHY. . . A L Jones, proprietor. Water street, near ' J T & K W depot. CIVIL ENCINEERINO. JUHKPII, n J .. . ity fturvevor, Nfxfc 3 anI 4 Morairne block, ovt-r Kenttint'a. CLOTHING AND CENTS' FURNISHINGS. LOFIt, MAUCITH iilllM l.l.x k. Lemon atreet. Z ACHAKI A.-, A No I I Leiuim street. CONFECTIONERY. Ijuniou atreet. uwnvr of Secontl CROCKERY. iTNA, A ' H:ikman-Knner!y hl.uk, Lt mon rtr-t. DENTAL ROOMS. . ESTEH, WW ' , Momu-ne llM-k, Trnoa atrert. upataira. KSKN IlKKi;, Kit W II Htckuuui blouk Iroon atiwt. unrtaira. DRY GOODS. DETF.KEnX. CP tmon MrtiL't JAClfcN, t I'hioi'i t.liN-k, Trii.n street KOI IE HO ., M II l-ii tv's mjw bhwk, Frit atrwt GRAIN, HAY. ETC. V F.ltTKEKS C ' oot of Uun-I atm-t. mmr JTtKWKT GROCERS. MTNN.JOHXT m Next t it ottiee. Front gtrwt H All AN. J W Unit. ii stiwt, ponwr of .Iihmh iLlfJHTOM BKIW..A M 'n-nix block, U'lmm atrevt BCNT. A V a block, foot of Lemon street . PET EK ANN, HKMIH . f-moo stnt-t. HontlieuHt erier of First tOOKtto UtMiKK Hiokmnn-HiMMteriv ItLiek. Lemon street STEKM, J Art HI . , . WboluMtle Mini retail. Front st. oor of Ba1 GUN ft LOCKSMITHS. he;;iuicksn. u Iaimou street, opoMite Putnam House HARDWARE. mtlFFI A PAUKER. Florida South-iu IntiUUnK. Water street LANri, KT . . Hart's btntrk. Water strnet HARNESS AND SADDLES. SANtF.IWON, KC Uppuaite I'utiiam House, Lemon street HOTELS. HANdOR IIOFSE KiU y, pntprlvtor, corner Lemon anil First street CANOVA IIOI SE A P t'anova, I'ron, enr IJeiJ anil 8xtnil sta CAKC.KTON IIOUSK, An lrw Hbvlley. prop. Court Hinme bloek, OniugO street IIOTKLPTKKMX John Bialer. it. "r Irf-nion anil Water SAUATtHiA lioVliU MJ. A Washburn, propHer. Kn m t strH,-t cururr ttt W ill ill nl THE WEF END. Ftmt Htatnlintr for huuilica, cor of Ikxltre auil l'.miuc tt slreeta ICE. PALATKA ICR FACTORY. L C Canova, luaiuuriT, Laurel nt, t et Kiver ami Kiumett INSURANCE. CARLETOK KENNF.RI.V UiMinid, Ketuwrly-llifkinau Wk, Lemonst MII.I.IAKH A CCHAS M Palulka National H.uk bulldiiiK, Front at WE H It, W J Postolttce t.ull.lliiir JEWELRY. HEATH. O E Lemon street, opposite rutnam House SPECK, JOHN F Front street, four doors south of Lennys IOB PRINTING. PALATKA NEWS PL ItUHINQ COMPANT Uekt street LIVERY STABLES. EM TTY LIVERY ASI SALE STABLE Near JTtKW Uepot, First street MEltWIN A S U nion street, between Tuint anil Fourth BAMrt.VCKK, J M Curu'f of lU'kl anil Seeon street LIKE. EATON, CIIA8 F. AoNT Foot of Laurel stiwl LUMBER. llOY!, D A Kiver stret-t. next t Ooa Works MEAT MARKETS. BECKS, J F Oeut'i-aJ market. Court House blk. Lemon I'M kSS. W It M innarr Oem llty market. Water street CI'MMIMiS Jk CO I j uioii street, two sirs west of Jones UO 1S N CO.. M No an Fn.nt street MURRAY, THOMAS I t'nn street, tat ween TbirtI anil Fourth NF.I ItliCK, H r Iemon trtet. opwwite Pntnnm Hwwe MILLINERY AND FANCY GOODS. HOI.BUOOK, MRM TIHW rnmt street, oiiM.it Putnam House STICK Lri. MKSM t: Leuion stre-tipHite ex pross ofliee PAINTS. OILS AND ARTISTS' MATERIALS , BARNES. R l'aiatka National Rank bull.linir Front st PHOTOGRAPHERS MANOOLn, J(l Kennerlt-tliekman block. Lemon street PHYSICIANS. t5H.E.TR A TH Ilnsair iTiiiiiT, Huiim btH- k, Umuu street CYKl S, lr W II MtM-Narne M' k, Lemon street, upstairs STHAl'SSL lR I II N 2! Front street REAL ESTATE BURT, JAMK.S Town lot, l'aiatka Height, HK.M.V A TKIAY Bnanl of Traile Room, Front street STAFFOUli, tJ H l'aiatka National Bank buUitin. Front st SALOONS. EDWARTWt A N St CO.. Hurt's bloek. Water street IDAHO t AMmiN Twin I'ulm.-ttoew, Lemon street MctilLUJOHN Lemon street, near 3 T A K W junction SASH. DOORS AND BLINDS BARNES. R Palatini National ltank buihlintr. Fnmt st TAILORING. FINNTSUER. C A - v (.illis iHoek. Lemoa sti-eet, opatairs HEWSON, JOHN ' KeaiMsrty-Hktkmaii block, Lemoa street TAXIDERMIST. RY. W B ' Front street, three doors south of Lemon UNDERTAKERS AND EMBALMERS. SNOW. W C No 3D Front street WAGON FACTORY. RACE A MARTIN Kiver street, near Gas Works WOO YARD. DALTON. M II Foot of Adnata treat. THE PRESIDENT SENDS A MESSAGE TO THE SENATE ON THE SUBJECT OF THE PACIFIC RAILROADS. He Mtatea Ilia Views la Flala. traist, forward Manner that Admits Na INiubt ef Ilia Msaaloc. VAaiiixiTON, January 17. The Irei Jent's metwaf transmitting to Congress the reiwrts of the Pacific Railron.1 In Tetiti'tjation Commissioners sajs that: Arunj other things contemplate the investigation inclutlexl the hiatttrY of the coiiHtrut iion of tlieae roathi. their rela tions anil ii)ilelteilnesn to the Govern ment and th titietHn whether in the interest of the CnitiiJ States any exten sion of the time for the erforiiiance of the obligation of said ruaila to the Gov ernment should he granted. Tlie cont niiMHioiiers liave been unahle to Btrree Uwn the manner in which these rail roads shoalij be treatel reepectine their indebtednesa to the United States or to unite tiixin a plan best calculated to secure the payment of such indebted ness. This disagreement has resulted in the preparation of tworert. Iwtb of whu-li are here with BUbmitted to Con- gresit. Tiiese retwrw eahil.it such transac tions and schemesi -nnected with tlie construction of tht aidetl tosh Is and their manaKetneiit. and sutrKest the inventing of such devices on tlie part of thoHe bavins them in charge for the apparent purpoae of defeating any chance for Government reimtmrsement, and that any adjustment or plan of settlement should be pretlicated upon tlie suliistan- ruu tntereHts of tlie Government rather than any forbearance or Kenerowitr de- aerved by the com paiiiem, A majority of the coin mission are in favor of an extension of the time for the ayment of the Government indebted ness of thee cntnpanie upon certain conditions. I'ut the chairman of tite comdiission, presenting the minority re port, recommends, both upoa principle and policy, the institntion of proceedings for the forfeiture of the cluirters of the corporations, and winding up their fairs. I have been furnished with a state ment or argument in defense of the transactions connected with the con struction of the Central Pacific Koad and its branch lines, from which it may not la) amlsa to quote for the purpose of showing how some of the operation of the directors of such roads strongly con - tleraned by commissioners are defended by the directors themselves. Alter 8eaking of the contract for the construction of one of there branch lines by the corporations called contract and finance companies, owned by certain Uu-ectors ol the Central Pacific Kail road, this language is used: "It may be said of this contract, as of many others that were let to different construction companies in which the directors of the Central Pa cific, have been stockholders, that they limit the roatl with moneys f urmalietl by theiiinelves and had the road for their outlay. In other words they paid to the construction cotniiany bonds and stock of tlie mil rood so constructed and waited until such time as tliey could develope sufficient business on the road built to induce the public to buy the bonds or stocks. If the country through which the railroad ran develoetl sufficient usiness. then the project was a success. If it did not then tlie is-ration was a loss. These gentlemen took all the responsi bility, any loss occurring was necessarily theirs an I of right the profit ladonged to them. Hut it is said they violated a well known rule of equity lit dealing with themselves. That they were trustees and that they were representing lioth sides of the contract. Answer is that they did not find anybody else to deal with. I hey couitl not timl any one who would take tlie chances of building the road through what was then an almost uninhabited country and accept the bonds and stock of the road in payment, but when it is said that they were trus tees, if they did occupy such a relation, it was merely technical, for tliey repre sented only their own interests on both sides. There lieing no one else con cerned in the transaction they be came incoriioratora of the " com pany that was to build the road. sutmcrihed fr its stock and were only subscrtfierH. Therefiwe it is difficult to see how any one was wronged by their action. Ihe rule of equity invoked. which has its origin in the injunction no man can serve two ma ters certainly did not apply to them, tacause they were acting in their own interests and were not charged with tite duty of caring lot others rights, there being no other per c. ...... , nUHn lit.. UflVI k 7 pujjn. a..iri. In view of this statement and iac developed in the commissioner's reorts, it seems tr(r to recall the grants and benetits tletivetl from tls gi neral tov- ernment by both the Union and Central Paeitio Companies for tlie purpose of aiding the construction of their roods." The President here quotes the act of 1863, granting aid to these roads ami says: The liberal donations, advances and privileges provided for in this law were granted ly the gem r il ooverri ment for the purpose f securing the construction of these roads, which would complete the connection lietween our ea tern ami western coasts. ant tney w ere UtstM uiou the cttnsnh r itin of the public U-netits which would aceruw to tle entire country from such construc tioo. I'.ut the projectors of these Toads were not content, and the sentiment which tlien seemed to pervade Congress had not reached the limit of its generosity. two yearn alter tne passage ot in is law it was supplemented and amended in various iuurt.uit particulars in favor of theso conipanu-s by an act which tro- videtl. among other things, that bonds at a rate already specified stamld be de livered upon the completion of sections of twenty miles in length instead of forty; that the lands to be conveyed to said e tmponiea on the completion of each section of said roads should be ten sections ter mile instead of rive; that only half of the charges for transporta tion and service due from time to time from the United States should iie re tained and applied to the advances to said companies by the Government. thus obliging the immediate payment to its debtor of the other half of said charges, and that Ihe lien of the United States to secure reimbursement of the acount ad vanced to- said companies in bonda. which lien waa declared by the law of 1HIS3 to constitute a first mortgage upon all property of saiil companies, should become a junior lien and be subordinated to the mortgage which the companies were by tlie amendatory act authorized to execute to secure the bonds wiich they miirht from time to time issue in sums not exceeding the amount of the United States bonds which should be ad- anc 1 to them. ibe immense advantages to tite com panies of this amendatory act are ap iiarent, and in these days we may well wonder that even the anticipated public importance of the construction of these roads induced what most now appear to be rather reckless and unguarded appro priations of the public funds and public domain. Under the operation of these laws the principal of the bonds which have advanced is ,W:5,512. as given in the reports of the commissioners, interest to November 1, 1!J7, ia calculated to be 76.im,2U, making an aggregate at the date named of 140,047,718. Interest calculated to maturity of the bonds added to the t rincinal produces an ag gregate of i;8,W4.759. Against these amounts there has been reiatid by the companies the sum of &iuii,V).tJ39. It is almost needless to state that the ! companies have availed themselves to tlie utmost extent of the permission given them to issue tlieir borals and to n:ortgage their property to secure the liayment of tlie same, by an incum brance liaving the pref erence of tlie Gov ernment lien and precisely equal to it in amount. It will be see a that there was available for the building cf each mile of these railroads f 16.UM) of United States bon.l.-t, due in thirty years with six per cent, in terest, 16,0Nin bondsot the companies, secured by a first mortgage on all their property, and ten sections of Govern ment land, to say nothing of the stock of tlie companies. When tle relations created between the Government and these coiuianies by the legislation referred to m eonsi.lerel, it is astonishing that tlie claim should be made tl at tlie directors of the roads owed no duty except to themselves in their construction, that they need regard no interests but their own, and that they wera justified in contracting with them selves and making such bargains as re sulted in conveying to their ockets all tlie assets of the comanies as a lien, for tlie Government was vitally interested in tlie amount of the mortgage to which its security had been subordinated, and it had a right to insibt that none of the bomls secured by this prior mortgage should be issued fraudulently or for tlie !urpose of division among these stock tolders without consideration. Tlie doctrine of complete mdefiendence on the jMirt. of the directors of these companies and their freedom from any obligation to care for other interests than their own in the construction of these roads seems to have developed tlie natural consequence of its application, portrayed by the following in the ma jority report of the commision : "Tlie result is tliat thoHe who have controlled and directed the construction and de velopment of these companies have be come possessed of their surplus assets through issues of bonds, stocks and pay ment of dividends voted by themselves, while tlie great creditor, tite United States, finds itself substantially without adequate security for tlie reiaynient of its loans. " Tlie laws enacted in aid of tiiese roads, w hile they illustrated the profuse liberality and generous surren der of the Governments advan tages which it is 1mi1 experience has corrected. were nevertheless passed Uoii the theory that the railroad should lie constructed ac cording to the common rules of business. fairness and duty, and that their value and their ability to pay their debts should not be impaired by unfair man ipulations, and when the Government subordinated its lien to another it was in expectation that tlie prior lien would represent tite amount of only such bonds as should lie necessarily issued by th? com pan ies for the construction of their J roads at lair prices agreeu upon in an honest way between real and substantial tiartint, for the purpose of saving or im proving the security afforded by its junior lien. I lie government snouiu have tlie right now to purge tnis para mount Men of all that is f raudu ent or fictitious. If transfers to innocent hands of bonos of this character secured by such first mortgage prevents cancellation it might be well to seek a remeoy agairac those who issued and transferred them. If legislation is needed to secure such r.-iiiedy Congress can readily supply it. 1 tles:re to can attention aiso to tne fact that if all that was to tie done t n the part of the Governmtnt to fully vest in these conianies the grants and ad vantages contemplated by the acts pass? in their interest, has not yet lieen perfecteil, and if the failure of such com panies to ierform in good faith their part of tlie contract justifies audi a course, tlie power rests ith Congress to withhold further perlorinance on tne part of the Government. If the donated lands are not yet granted to these corn- allies and if their violation of contract and of duty are such as in justice and morals forfeit their rights to such lands. Congressional action should intervene to prevent further consummation. The executive power most lie exercised ac cording to existing laws, and executive discretion is proliably not broad enough to reach such a difficulty. The California and Oregon Kailroad is now part of the Central Pacific system, and is a land grant road. Its construc tion has been carried on with tlie same features and incidents which have char acterized the other constructions of this system. I have in my baiHte for ap proval the report of the commissioners appointed to examine two completed sec tions of this road. Upon such approval thi company or the Central Pacific Com pany, will be entitled to patents for a large quantity of public lands. I espe cially commend to the attention of Con gress this condition of affairs, in order that it may determine whether or not it should intervene to save the lands for settlers, if such a course is justifiable. It is rtuite time that the troublesome com plications surrounding this entire subject w lich has been transmitted to us as a h'iracy from former days should be ad justed and settled. isoone, x inuiE, expects inai inew railroad companies wilt be able to pay their immense indebtedness to tlie Gov e.nueut at its n attr ty. Any proceed ing or arrangement that would result now, or at any other time, in putting these roads or any portion of them ui posseNKion and control of tlie trovern nient is. in my opinion, to be rejected certainly as long as there is tlie least chance for indemnification through any other means. I suppose we are hardly justified in iudulguig the irritation and indignation naturally arising from the contemplation of malfeasance to such an extent as to lead to tlie useless de struction of these road or hiss of tlie ad vances made by the Government, I f lieve that our etTorts should tie in a more practical direction, and should tend, with no condonation of wrongdoing, to the collection by the tJovernroent on be half of the people of the public money now in jeopardy. Wbile.the plan pre sented by the majority of the commis sion apiears to be well devised and gives at least a partial promise of tlie results sought, tlie fact will n t escape attention that its success dejiends upon its acceptance by tlie companies and their ability to per forin their contract after acceptance. It is exceedingly important that any ad justment made should be final and effective. These considerations suggest the possibility that the remedy proiiosed in the majority report might well be applied to part only of these aided rail road companies. The settlement and determination of the questions involved are peculiarly within the province of Congress. Tlie subject has been made quite a familiar one by CVwigreasional diMcnssiorj. This ia now sop(ileniented in a valuable manner by the facts presented in tnw reports herewith submitted. The 'public inter est urges prompt and efficient action. Groves Cleveland. FROM JACKSONVILLE. Ssaater Paste st tha Jtttitrjaw lasts ef Mssass. Special fa tKt pntaf fat Xetm. Jacksonville, January 17. Senator Pasco, accompanied by leading citizens, visited the jetties at tlie mouth of tlie river to-day. in order to inform himself of what was done and what was needed. He is thoroughly enlisted for thetu. , Tlie Grand Lodge of Masons met at noon to-day. Gram I Master Hallmark read his annual address and appointed the usual committees. There is a large attendance. Tlie Grand Clutpter met this afternoon W. FROM WASHINGTON. Rtprss stain DaiMa lavHc Iks Prcsisaat to Visit Flsnsa. Sveriat In tAc PahUlcx Aim, Washixotox, January 17. Rejiresen MUive Davidson, accompanied by Capt, George Reese, of IVhsacola, and CoL O. P. Johnson, of ISartow, paid tlieir re- 8cta to the President to-day and in vited him to visit Florida during the winter. They were cordially received, but the President did not signify his in tention to accept the invitation any fur ther than was stated in tiiese columns yebterday. X. CARLISLE'S CONDITION. WilhMl Vialsst Rccarraaca at tk Chills H Will Get Alalia All Rigkt. Washington. January 17. Speaker Carlisle hail another chill this morning, and Dr. Sowers, his physician, was has tily summoned and remained at his bed side some time. At 8 o'clock the Siieaker was sleeping quietly, his symptoms at that htair being rather more favorable. At 11 a. in. Dr. Sowers reiorted the Speaker's condition as much improved since 4. He had four hours' restful sleep and was then reposing quietly, with no signs of a recurrence of tlie chills. Dr. Sowers speaks very encour agingly and predict no aUruting conse quences of the attack. At ! o'clock to-night Dr. Sowers said that Mr. Carlisle was resting quietly, and on the whole was consider ably better tiian lie was this morning. He liad. however, another chill during the afternron, 'to which the doctor seemed to attach but little importance. Tlie chills, he said, were caused by in testinal disturbanoes.-which were prim arily the result of overwork and disor dered digestion. The question was asked, "Is he dangerously or even seri ously ill:-" "I do not so regard him. was the reply. "He is quite weak, as I said, from overwork and anxiety, and it may lie some time before he is able to be about; but he sits u;i in Jiis bed, has never for a moment lost consciousness. and lias hail several hours of ref reabjng sleep, and I think, witliout related arM violent recurrence of tlie chills, he will get along witliout any serious trouble. On the whole, he is certainly improving. THE RIOENOUR CASE. Tha Prissaar Calls la lbs Staad sad Makes a Stattatsal. Winchester, Va., January 17. To tlie great surjiriso of every one, counsel for the 'defense placed tlie prisoner Ridenour on the stand this afternoon. He testified in a cool and uiembarrassed manner. Ho denied most all of the statements of the witnesses for the prose cution. He said tlie last time he saw Drog, the murdered man, was on the morning of the murder, anil lie went part of the way on the road with him. When they parted Brog told him that he was going to Hagorstown to work on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, and that he must not tell his parents as they would have him discharged from tlie road, he being under age. The prisoner did not testify at the last trial, when the jury returned a verdict of murder in the first degree. Judge ClaA granted a new trial in consequence of the jury receiving letters. Kidenour's clear and straight forward story made a favorable imiires- sion. Increasing interest in nianiresten. Argument will begin to-morrow. TOO MUCH SPECULATION. Bask Brakta and Or at Hs Owners Has Skipped. Milwaukee, January 17. The Ozark County Bank, at Port Washington, owned by Jas. W. Vail and W. H. Lan dolt, has failed anil it is reMrted that Vail has fled and that tltere are no funds in the bank. It is known that he has been speculating heavily. Tlie lank was the only one in Port Washington and nearly everyliody in town is a suf ferer to some extent. Vail is a widower. He was involved in a breach of promise scandal seven or eight years ago that en ded in the suicide of the woman. E. Blake, a general merchant has failed owing to the collapse of tlie lank. Blake is a member of the Slate Senate. CARLISLE-THOEBE. Tha Caeiaiitt Fiads Na Enidaacs la Stp-orl sf Theeba's Alleiatieas. WAsmsoTON, January 17. The re- port of the Elections Committee on the Thoebe-Carlislo contest made to tlie House to-day by Chairman Crisp, after a recital of tlie ofTer of the contestant's counsel to prove certain allegations, says, that as the notice of contest fails to specify them as the grounds of con test, tlie well established rule would be a sufficient negative answer to the apjJi cation. To in. luce the House to order a new bearing of his case, tlie contestant must show diligence in the use of the time allowed him by the statute, but in this case be took testimony in only seven of the fifty days allowed him, made no effort to procure evidence, avowed that he never wanted to enter into the contest and tliat he would like to get out of it Tliat he did not want to pay out money ia the matter and bad been forced into it by labor clubs, and his d -ire to repel the imputation that had been cast upon him that be and bis counsel had been bought op. In the opinion of the com mittee the laches of the contestant and his counsel have been such as to preclude him from asking further indulgence of the House. A very careful consider ation of the papers satisfy the corn mi t t beyond all reasonable doubt thai not one of the substantial averments of the satestant could be established by satisfactory process. The committee C ncede the right of the House to Lnve- t gate the title of con tea tee to a seat. even if contestant has been guilty of such negligence as to preclude him as a party, but it fails to see anything in the present case calling for an inquiry by the Hons for its own vindication or to purge itself of a member nnelected in fact. After thus disposing of the appli cation for an extension the committee takes np the case as shown by the record and finds that no evidence was had which supports or tends to support any one of the fifty-five specifications filed by the contestant. His witnesses prove nothing tending to Impeach the fairness of the election. The technical point that tlie judges of election in Trimble County were all Democrats tlie committee dis missed w ith statement itliat it does not follow tliat the State law was violated in tliat particular, and cites tlie case of Barnes vs. Adams, in the Forty-First Congress as a precedent for its decision. In conclusion tlie committee reports resolutions declaring Carlisle and not Thocbe elected. DE UNO. Cal. Raf easaersar's Euartisa-Iks Hstl Rapidly t . Fllliaf Up. Shrill to (Ac ralttika Xtmm. DeLand, January 17. Notwithstand ing the lowering weatlier this morning. over a coach load of ladies and gentle men accotnuued Col. Ranensjwrger s excursion from Jacksonville, Palatka and St, Augustine to DeLand. After dinner, the sky having cleared, the ex cursionists were given a complimentary drive among the fine orange groves of DeLand and vicinity, including the beautif ul villa and grounds of John B. Stetson. Est. I The visitors universally express them selves in tlie highest terms of praioe re garding this charming community and its courteous and hospitable jieoi lc. 'The hotels here are rapidly tilling up with boarders for tlie season, and large numbeis have engaged rooms in advance from tlie Nurth, exta-cling to arrive be tween now anI tite 1st of February. James 1. Avkrill. CLIMATE FOR POLAR BEARS. Wiscensia Mast Hava Mesed late Iks Arctic Rsflsa. Chippewa Falls, Wis., January 17. The past two nights were the coldest ever known in this region. Sunday at 8 o'clock in tlie morning the spirit ther mometers indicated fifty below, at noon twenty-two below. This morning tlie temierature ranged from fifty-five to sixty-two below. Trains are still irreg ular. Tlie poor commissioners are besieged by appeals and tlie poor bouse is crowded. It was reported to-day that a sick man was frozen to death while being conveyed to this city. . ENDING OF A CHRISTENING. Hwveral- Uvea Ems snd a Kow ot Hwwaes "V Barwedl Usas. Mount Carmel, Pa., January 17. A row of frame Itouses occupied by Hun garian miners was burned early this morning, and three men were burned to death. One woman and child are miss ing supposed also burned. The miners had hern celebrating a christening and drank too much, and it is supposed the fire resulted from some drunken reck lessness. It is rumored that a row oc curred in which three men were killed before the Itouses caught fire. Crofter Uafeat the Pol ire. EniXBi KUH, January 17. The police on tlie Island of Lewis attempted to ar rest a number of crofters for destroying the fences of sheep farms. Tlie crofters resisted and charged the police, finally routing them. Troops are hastening to tlie assistance of tlie police. A numlier of the crofters who were arrested on the Island of Lewis charged with engaging ir the riot there in December have just been tried in this city. The jury acquit ted them. later-Mat Cwasaalaalowera CsslraMd. Wasiiisoton, January 17. The Sen ate to-day confirmed the nominations of the Inter-State Commerce Commission era, Tliey went through yesterday without attracting much attention, and the constitutional question raised and discussed at length last year with regard to the President's power to appoint to a newly created office during tite recess of the Senate, was not pressed. $40,000 FIRE. Harris Waalae Caataaai ef Weeasscket. R. I., Saf far Dastase. Woonsocket, It. I., January 17. Tlie three and a half story brick storeliouse owned ami occupied by tlie Harris Wool en Comtiany, in the rear of their Main street mills, was damaged by fire this morning. The II tmea originated in an unknown manner pear the steam pipes on the lower floor and spread through tlie entire building. It took several hours liard work to extinguish the fire in the ttuilding, which includes the assorting deiiortment. It contained; $100,000 worth of wool assorted, and in process of assortment, and dye stuffs and flocks. The stock was partly destroyed and the remainder damaged. The loss, which it is difficult to determine, will proliably he $10,000. The building was damaged $4,000. Insurance on stock $10,000. Their Cewwlttleat Sif eed. Wasbinoton, January 17. One of the first acts of the President this morning was to attach bis signature to the com missions of Mr. Justice Lamar, Secretary Vilas and Postmaster General Dickinson, each of whom called at the White House during the morning and received bis commission. Messrs. Vilas and Dickin son subsequently took the oath of office and were duly installed in time to at tend the Cabinet meeting at noon to-day. CONDENSED DISPATCHES. The Ashland Steel Works, about twenty miles north of Baltimore, blew out last night, The stoppage is said to result from the Beading strike causing a scarcity of coal. The Iowa Legiala tare, voting separately yesterday, re-elected Senator Wilson as bis own snrcewaor. The Joint convention will to-day ratify yesterday's action. CONGRESS. THE PERMISSIBLE PRINTING BILL fi. 8. Cw Awpolaitww Speaker Pro Ti-aa. Bill fer a Bridge Arras the Missis sippi at MeaaBhla. SENATE. Washisoto!., January 17. Mr. Saw. yer asked unanimous consent for tlie im mediate consideration of the House bill relating to permissible printing or writ ing on second, third and fourth class mail matter. Tlie bill having lajen re ported back from the Post Office Commit tee witliout amendment, consent was given and tlie bill iiussed. Mr. W ilson, of Iowa, offered a resolu tion, which was adopted, calling on the Secretary of the Treasury for a report as to the amount of revenue collected from each kind of liquor, each year, since tlie passage of tlie internal revenue law, and from the special tax on distillers and brewers. The President's message transmitting tlie Pacific Railroad Commission's re ports, was laid before the Senate. At the conclusion of the reading of the mes sage, Mr. Hoar moved tliat it, with the accompanying rejorts, be committed to a select committee of five Senators, to lie appointed by tlie chair. Agreed to. Subsequently Mr. Gorman moved to reconsider the vote, and the motion was laid over. THE BLAIR BILL. Tlie Blair Educational bill was then taken up, and Mr. 1 to wen made a sieech in favor of it. Mr. Blair followed Mr. Bowen in ad vocacy of his bil'. Mr. Harris interrupted Blair to say that in Mr. Blair's jiamplikt the Legis lature of Tennessee was represented as favoring the bill. Tliat was a gross mis take. The Legislature of Tennessee had never taken any such position. Mr. Blair admitted tliat there might proltfibly be a mistake as to Tennessee, but he was certainly not mistaken in saying that the bill was favored by tlie Legislatures of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia. Florida. South Caro lina, North Carolina and Virginia. So that in tliose States whose Senators gen erally attacked the constitutionality of the bill there seemed to be no such ob jection to it. Tlie debate was general and was jiarti- cipated in by Hoar, Dawes, Matt and others, Blair still holding the floor. SENATE ADJOl'RXH. Mr. Blair finally, however, yielded to a motion to adjtHirn (stating tliat he ha J bied to press tlie bill to an early con clusion), and at 4:15 the Senate ad journed. HOlkC Washixotox, January 17. 1 nere was much uneasiness manifested in the House this morning oyer tlie news of the serious illness of Speaker Carlisle. The House was called to order by the Clerk, who announced tlie fact of the Speaker's indisposition and stated that nominations for Speaker pro tcni. were in order. 8. 8. COX SPEAKER PRO TEH. Sir. Mills, of Texas, offered a resolu tion apiiointing Samuel 8. Cox, of New York, as Speaker pro tent, during tlie present tenqiorary absence of the Speaker and the resolution was unani mously agreed to. Mr. Cox liaving taken the chair and called the house to order, tlie chaplain offered the following prayer: THE CHAPLAIN'S PRAYER. "Hear us, we humbly and devoutly implore thee, oh. Lord, God, in behalf of thy servant, tlie honored and beloved Sjieaki-r of the House of Representatives, wlio lies exliausted and smitten with disease. I'ut forth thy hand, we - be seech thee, for his speedy and total re covery to health. Inspire his doctor with wisdom and sound discretion, bless tlie medicines which are used, keep tlie mind of thy servant in perfect tieace aud under thy guiilance; and in thine own good time taring him back to his place in this bouse with a devout and reverent sense of gratitude toTliee fortius and all thy blessings to him.' On motion of Mr. Mills, a resolution was adopted directing the Clerk to in form the Senate tliat the House had elected Hon. S. 8. Cox as Speaker pro tern. REPORT OM THE THOEKE-CARLISLE CASE. Mr. Crisp, of Georgia, submitted tht report of the Committee on Elections upon the Tlioebe-CarliHle contested elec tion case, and it was ordered printed. Leave was granted to tlie minority to file their individual views, and Mr. Crisp gave notice tliat lie would ask tlie House to act upon the rejxirt on or before Fri day. REPORTS OF BILLS, Mr. Phelan, of Tennessee, from tlio Committee on Commerce, reiortcd a bill for tlie construction of a bridge across tlie Mississippi River at MemiJiis. Re ferred to the committee of the whole. On motion of Mr. McMillan, of Ten nessee, tlie bill reported from the Com mittee on Rivers and Harlan relative to the purchase of land on the Cumla-rland River, was taken up and passed. nUBCSTEKINO TACTICS. During the morning liour Mr. Wilkins, of Ohio, called up as unfinislaal business the bill to provide for the issue of circu lating notes to National banking asso ciations. The pending question being on ordering tlie previous question, on which the yeai and nays had been ordered, tlie Opponents of the bill again filibustered until the morning hour was consumed. and the bill went upon the calendar. The Speaker pro tern, laid before tlie House the President's message, accom panying the report of the Pacific Rail road Commission. The message w read, and with the report was referred to the Committee on Pacific Railroads and ordered printed. Mr. Wilkins then moved that the House proceed to the consideration of I unfinished business. Anderson and Weaver resumed their filibustering tactics against Mr. WUkins bilL After several dilatory motions were voted down the House determined to consider tlie Banking bill yeas, 145; nays, 100. But this determination was of little avail, for other filibustering mo tions were resorted to. After some time Anderson stated that his object in taking tlie action he did was to secure an oppor tunity for free discussion and amend ment, Tliat was all he desired, Mr. Wilkins replied that lie bad aL ways been willing to grant ample time for free discussion and amendment. Mr. Weaver announced his opptwition to any com promise which might facili tate the passage of the pernicious bill, and he gave notice that if be could not succeed in defeating the measure UKn a vote he would endeavor to dio by re sorting to the larliaiuentary rules of the House. THE HoCKR AIUiU KNH. It being evident tliat no progress could be made upon the bill to-day, tlie House, on motion of Mr. Wilkins, at 4:15 ad journed. FEDERAL POINT. Tha Fiaa Weslaer-Oranaet Beddiaa, Fsrtb-Traaf pertsliea Facilities. Ci i rreti . m U nrr of tht IxLtfka .. Federal Point, January 1ft. While our Northern brother have been suffering from cold and snow, we have had most delightful weather here, warm and bright, almost too warm in fact, as the orange trees have laen forced to start out tlieir spring blossom bud, so tliat if we should have a cold snap by and by, as we are liable to have, our trees would be in bail condition to resist Its effects. There is no use in lior rowing trouble, however, and we will lie the wiser to take things as they come. especially those tliat we can have no control over. The advance in the price of oranges has started our growers to picking again, and from this out we will proba bly see large shipment every week. The loss of our old Charleston line of steamers has never lieen fully made up, yet the addition of tlie Kissimmcxt to the Hunch & Miller IJne, with the increased facilities of the Florida Disjiatcli I J n, gives us facilities for the transportation of our fruit that ia good enough for all practical ptirfioses, erjecially as we have the service of the steamer Sylvester in addition every day. Therefore, while we are not rfectly happy, yet we have no grounds for serious complaint. One of the great inducements for Florida immigration is her facilities for tlie transjiortittioii of our products to market. The seaiort towns and cities are now and always will be the market places for the surplus products of Amer ica and Florida with her navigable streams and extensive sea coast pre sents to-day even, all the advantages of a frontier state with the liencfita of a market for every possible surplus pro duct at renuinerativo prices. Every thing of value that the farmer can pro duce, be can sell at a paying profit and for cash. No other frontier state ran say that, as the first breakers of the wil derness in tlie Far West arecomjicllivi to go so far beyond a market that their surplus productions are of no cash value to the producer, the cost of transpora tion to the sea port towns taing so great as to leave the producer nothing for his labor. Florida to-day can offer the im migrant cheap lands, and traniorta tion facilities tliat will put his most per- Ishable products in a good market at xiying prices. These are facts well- known to all our older citizens, who are luxuriating in this beautiful climate, con tent that their lot is cast in pleasant places, and wh'le we may desire to still further improve our condition yet we can have no serious charges to lay against old Florida which is still new. , I 1 LAMAR'S CASE. Mew II Lacked Saterday- A Oseer Cats for s Pea- lea. UirrnitnHatNM of tht fVibiffas A't". Washington, D. C., January IS. This has been quite a lively day in the Senate. One coul.l see from tlie owning hour that something was brewing, and its general character was pretty well known to the corps of newspajier men. Ir-ill be remcmltred that on yester lay. Chandler's resolution asking for an inquiry into the suppression of tlie darky vote in Jackson, Miss., was dis cussal and finally passed. Also tliat Riddlelierger denounced it as a scheme to defeat Lamar's confirmation. It seems that some understanding was made during executive session yesterday that at the conclusion of to-day's morn ing hour, the Senate would go into ex ecutive session to consider the nomina tion, and during the discussion on the bill Riddlelierger, with fire in bis eyes. made the projier motion, and on a strict party vote was defeated by a tie. Sena tor Call then bail the floor on the (lend ing bill for five minutes, after which Riddluberger renewed his motion and was again defeated, this time by one majority. Mr. U'ddlcbergcr is a (Inn friend of Mr. Lamar, and is exerting himself in his behalf. It can be readily seen that the Repub licans will use every effort to at least stave off the confirmation until after the investigation at Jackson, Miss., when tliey hope to have sufficient evidence to induce Messrs. Stewart and Jones, of Nevada, to retreat from tlieir present tiosition and vote against confirmation. Taken all in all, unless Umar'i friends can take the bull try tlie horns and throw him successfully into tlie arena, every thing indicates a fierce cont st on which it would be unsafe to give or take. Every one hojmt, of course, that bis Republican friends will stand firm, and thus elevate him to the Supreme Bench. AN ABLE BOPIEO CASE OP TOTAL PIS- AUIUTT. A most laughable story U being told of an infringement of tlie pension laws. Some one accidentally run across a com mittee investigating tlie case while on a search for news. It is substantially as fallows: There is an old man employed In the Treasury Department to carry barrel and kegs of silver coin from the count ing mom to the place now used while the vaults are be ng erected. The die- lance between the places is some five flights of stairs more or less and the walking just tolerable fair. Well, this fellow has been receiving a sJary of $73 per month for this work, for which he must, cf necessity, be of good, solkl health. He is also receiving a pension of good proportions on tlie score of total disabil ity. His wife also occupies a Govern ment position at a salary of $75, and taken all in all, it is a business crowd even if it has to resort to unlawful method In the prosecution of tliat busi ness. Total disability, and Wing Iwr rels of silver 'daddiear This may not lie saying much for our present pension system, but it does seem that total disability should not 1m al lowed to exert itself to such an extent as to defraud the Government, This may he a grand hoax, but if so, it should be credited as being similar to many other frauds pcrietraUl by those w ho have lsen befriended bv tiut flrat Union. V THE YELLOW TeVER CANAKD. Tb Rrperts Stat Oat Emphalicsllf Oeaied by Tim report having limn circulated through the Northern press from Cleve land, that yellow fever still prevails in Tamjia, the following dispatches have lieen sent to the Jacksonville AVics Herald: To the blitor of tho Kews-llerald; BaKTOW. Janunrv IA. Thorn Is nn w..t low fever in Bartow, nor ha there ever been a case in this town. D. O; it ask in. Mayor, To the Editor of lbs News-Heral.l: TAMPA. January 1ft. The Boston OLJ of January 14 publishes a special pur totting to give authoritative information that yellow fever still eiists here, and along the South Florida Railroad. Please wire the United Press that the informs. tion is maliciously false. There is ptail tively no yellow fver here or in South norma, ana wo are RiillioriMHl l,v the Board of Tratle and Board of Health to officially say that we are absolutely free of the aoourge. Taui is herself again, sun iii-riuiuro waa never irignir. W. N. CONRIXY, President Tampa Board of Trade. T. A. Cakhutii, Secretary. Boston, Mash., January lfl. To tlie Rilltor of the A( us-icr.il.t The dispatch about the vellow fever at Tampa was received through the Asso ciated Prcsa. We correctod it the next morning from advices received through Host on bo si tit as houses. We cannot tell you the author, but the Associated Press undoutitedly wilL A. A. Kowijc, r Alitor the fJUHif. Sakpoup, Fla., January 16. To the Avuiit of tlia I'liltod Press, AVue-f frrad Oftiee; 1 'lease deny through vour association the report of the prevalance of yellow fever either In Tampa or Plant City, Fla,, as tatod in a telegram to the Uoa ton Olobe of Saturday, purporting to have been sent from Clevnlaud. Ohio. The author knew it to be a lie and con cealed his name. Kino WviXY. M. D. President Florida Health Protective As- sociation. Similar dispatches were sent to the TlttwUnion. This should 1st conclu sive to the doubling. WONDERFUL CHANGES. Ths Far leslnf Tsklaa AdVsntsgs sf Thssi Is Tims. I this country unconsciously under going a wonderful change, is the change to place la-fore we are aware of the fart, and when it has taken place will we wonder why we did not see it before I too later Tltowi that see the changes early avail themselves early, and thereby receive Is-nellt. The shrewd iron man sees the iron interest transferred from Pittsburg and Pennsylvania to Birmingham, Alabama, and in his far-sightfldneaa sees the furn aces In Pennsylvania torn down and de serted for this new and Prolific field. We have seen tlie grain growing cen ters of this country shifted to the West, We have seen the sir k ate king industry flit from Cincinnati and Chicago, snd from thence to Kansas City to Omaha. Southern cotton mills undersell New England and American markets, and clia lenue the world. We have seen and are seeing all this take place Is fore our eyes, and know that other changes are taking plain equally as prominent, and we wonder ss we behold them. Ten years ago the Insu rance com pan lea required an analysis of the lluii Is Hiiy when they were taking insurance for very large amounts. To day no first-class company will insure any amount unless a rigid analysis is had of the fluids passed, and if any traces of certaiu disordurs are appareuf, the spplicalion is rejected. In their re ixirts they show thst the death of sixty of every 100 siple in this country, f due either directly e- it 7. jeo'Jy to such disorders. 1 1 to lromlou Hospital lor Consumptives, liiidon, England, re ports that sixty of every 100 victims of consumption also have serious disorders or the kidneys. Among scientists for the treatment of this dread malady, the tjuestion is being discussed: "Is not thl disorder the real cause of consumption'" Ten years ago the uitcrostvipe was some thing seldom found in a physician's of fice; now every physician of standing baa one, and aeldom visits bis patient without callimr, for a sample of fluids for examination. Why is all this? Is it possible that we of the .resent generation are to U iu of d ut- cauaud by kidney disorders, or shall we master the cause by Warner's safe cure, the only recognized Sa-illc, ana mil remove tne enm-isr n s bisij Ushed beyond a doubt that a very large -cenlago of death in tht country are traceable to diseased kidnejs. For years the isrourittor of Warner's safe cure have lon insisting that there is no sound health when the kidneys are dis eased, and they enthusiastically press their spec! flo for this terrible disorder upon mill ic attention. This means wonders! Cannot the proprietors of this great remedy, who have ln warning us of the danger, tell a how to avoid a dis ease tliat at first is so unimportant, and ia so fatal in its terndnatiour Are we to hoHt against hope, snd wait witliout our reward It was formerly thought tliat the kid neys were of very small iniiHTrtanry; to day, we believe, It is generally admitted that tliere can be no such thing as sound lieal Ui in any organ if they are in the Iwant degree deranged. Progress of tha lCaoon Bead. Alapabs 0., Mar. By Wednesday next Engineer Wells, of tlie Georgia Southern and Florida rail road, will start down the line In a buggy to investigate the various hMsalitfes where towns are proiiuaed to be built. He will make a thorough investigation, and in all CYibability he will christen several cities fore he returns to headquarters. Several lively towns have already sprang op alone the line, and in places where, one year ago, naught but the rank and file of tali yellow pi nee stood, town lots are now offered for sale at lively prices.