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BAI1LY NEW; PALATKA, FLORIDA, SATURDAY MORNING, JANUARY 21, 1S8S. VOLUME IV. NUMBER 272. TJH CITT D1BECT0BY. AFOTMxCAaitS. ICES?rtlteJi:i,Unrlnmi and Front. J,tSiCSa. -orth of poo. I.n street. Ttaua block. vKS2aiSw I- I - ATTORNEYS WAnw."" Wk. Fla. CA Vn.nt .rr Reid. office. np.ta.rw CHCAuiN-U1Bxk Bulldla. BAKERIES. - a VfeJT nrAr. w" Room. - street, opihsmw rm U B0r2 iVuee block, lemon street BANGOR ORANGE BOXES. lr of laurel near JT4KW dep.. BANKS. FIH.T NATION A I. HA X K. W J wWiW, Prewilent. Front street BARBERS. nX.n trier, ojiovalto Putnam House. LAKKIN, OKOKGE Knxit atreet near post office. MOIIK.KKA.Nlv J-'elkAtluuk. 14-mon street. BOARD OF TRADE. nikumQ'ruvirl' VSy wisMuV Inform... will be cheeriuiij uiiiiio. BOAROINO HOUSES. MS2rS. a Mrta Koom.W.tev.nd Main BOOKS AND STXTIUhfcsT. C?rJr.tdo.topo-t office. BOOTS AND SHOES. YATTERIJN. II T t Morau-ue block. Lemon street nna aianFRS. FALATKA NEWS FCBU9HINO COMPANY. BOOT AND SHOE MAKINS AND REPAIRINO. Fnmtlt. Kdoor eoutta of First Nat Bank Unuo atreet. opposite Putnam Houae. CANOT MANUFACTURERS. 8M3TB Vem onJtreet GUlla block. CIGARS AND TOBACCOS. Putnam Oallery, Lemon atreet, op Putnam MEIt"mmA.Tret. oppoalt. Court Houae 8M,NoH Letuon'street. GUlla block. CISTERNS AND TANKS. AJonPVrtetor, Water atreet. near j T K W ilepot. CIVIL ENGINEERING. J't?yvivor, Noa. 3 and 4 Monurne block, uvttr KenitlnK'a. CLOTHING AND CENTS' FURNISHINGS. LOEB. MAKCrS i.HUa block. Lemon atreet. ZA HAK1A!, A No I t Lemon atreet. CONFECTIONERY. MERHTUAV.W A , Lemon atreet, corner of Second CROCKERY. 'iT'ckman-Kennerty block. Lemon atreet. DENTAL ROOMS. Mi.ru trrvr block, Leraitn atreet, upstairs. B08K.NBKKO. Dll W H Hickmun Wock I-eroon street, upstairs. DRY GOODS. DEVEKF.rl, C P Umun atreet JACOhXUX. I . t Ph.en'x block. Lemon street RCH1EKO ., M H Leute'a uew block. Front street GRAIN. KAY. ETC. foot of Laurel street, near J T K W Ml GROCERS. DCNN. JHHST " kt tii nut ufflce. Front street HAtiA.N.JW Lemon street, wrwr of Jones HAl liHTit.NBH(S,A l I'ho-ni. block. I mon street A I" N'T A V 1'w't'a thM-k. foot of Lemon street PITERMANN. HKNIH l-mon street, wintheast corner or Irst tOI.KKO Ml'M'KU Hickman-Keiinerlv block. Lemon street 8TEKN. JAl'ttll W holeaale and retail. Front st. eor of Reid GUN A LOCKSMITHS. HENDRICKtfON. L .... Lemon atreet, opposite I'utnara Houae HARDWARE. GHIFFIX PARKEU " r'lort.laSoutliern btiiMint,-, Water street LAN E, K T Hart 'a block, Wuter street HARNESS AND SADDLES. ANIF.RMN.KC - tll8ite Putnam House, Lemon street HOTELS. BANGOR HOUSE H Klley. proprietor, comer umoo and First stn-eti 1 P I la nova, prop, eor Rciil and Second rta CAKLETOM HOL'fli, Andrew Hhelley. prop. t 'oiirt Hotiaa block, Ontinre street HOTEL PtltEMX . J.ilio l'.tler. fwp, eor Lemon and Water BARATIWiA MOTEL. MhJ- A f Wahl.urn. i.r-n.ri. tnr. Front rtrwt corucr of V Uliam THE WBvr END, Flrat-elHxa Hoanlin for rami lies, eor of lHtireaud Fmmett streeta ICE. PALATKA ICE FACTORY, L C Canova. uuinatrcr. Laurel t, t et Klver and Emmctt INSURANCE. CARI.ETON KEXNEHLY H.H.mi. Keimerly-Hlf kinan blk. Lemon at HII.L1AUI CO..CI1AS M Pulatka NaUonal U uk buildinir. Front st WEIUi, W J PuHt otlice buildinir JEWELRY. HEATH. OF. 14-mon street, opposite Putnam House BPF. K.JOHN F . , Front street, four doors south of Lemon JOB PRINTING. PALATKA NEWS PLULltfHINO COMPANY Keid street LIVERY STABLES. GEM CITY LIVERY AND SALE STABLE Nenr JTtKW depot. First street Uni'm Htn-et. between Third and Fourth RAMSACEH.JM Comer of Reid and Secon atreet LIME. EATON. CH AS F. Aoest Foot of Laurel street LUMBER. BOYD, T A River street, next to Gaa W orka MEAT MARKETS. BECK?, J F lirnrral market. Court House- blk. Lemon CROSS, W It Munaver C,-m City market. Water atreet CTM MINUS to l4-mon street, two doors weatof Jonea GOOIX-M)S fO.. St C No 20 Frnt Mrert MCKIUV, TlllMAS ifinon atiwt, between Tbird ami Fotjrtn NEC BECK. H O Lemon atrts t. outxwite Putnam Houae MILLINERY AND FANCY GOODS. HOLBROOK.MHHTHOS Front street, opooatte Putnam Houae STICKLE. MKS M C Lemon street, oppiite express office PAINTS. OILS AND ARTISTS' MATERIALS Ji K K ' Pnlatka National Bank building Front at PHOTOGRAPHERS JIANOOLD, J O Keoneriv-Hickman block. Lemon atreet PHYSICIANS. OOLE, TJR A L. HosBirATiiwr, I latum block. Lemon street CYKIS, lr W H Monurne block. Lemon street, upstairs STRAl s'Z. UK P H No 37 Front street REAL ESTATE BCRT. JAMES . Town lot., Pul.itka Hcirflit. HEALY Jt TRIAY Hotinl of Trade Room, Frcat street STAFFORD, H . , r . Palatka National Bank buddinv. Front at SALOONS. EDWARDS, AN CO., Hart's block. Wau-r street IDAHO SALOON Twin Palmettoes, Lemon street McC.ILL.JOHN Lemon street, near J T K W Junction SASH. DOORS AMD BLINDS BARNES. R Palatka National Rank buildinr. Front st TAILORING. F1NNINGER, C A Oillis block, Imnn street upstair HEW SON, JOHN Kennerly-Htckman block. Lemon atreet TAXIDERMIST. FRY. W S Front street, three doors south of Lemon UNDERTAKERS AND EM3ALMERS. BNOW. W C No 30 Front atreet . WAGON FACTORY. RACE MARTIN River street, near Gas Works WOOD YARD. D ALTON. M H Foot of &dma atrsat.. THE HOUSE. SPRISGER AND KELLY SPARRING. THE THOEBjvCARLISLE CONTEST ED ELECTION CASE. Debate Over the Action -t the Comaalt. tee Nat Qaoruaa The Kennblieaaa Kefrain freaa Vetina. Waseinutom, Janoary SU. Un mo tion of Mr. layaon, of Illinois, a bill waa pa8 providing tliat letters patent anl copyright may. by direction of the Sec retary f tlie Interior, be signed by one of tbe araixtant secretaries. Mr. Duniiain. of Illinois, presented a memorial of the National Hoard of Trade now in session at aslungton, in favor of adequate appropriations for the improvement of navitabie rivers and harbors, KefermL a gcEsnoN or privilege. Mr. Springer, of Illinois, rutins to ouestion of priviletre, sent to tbe Clerk s dealt and bad read an extract from speech made yesterday by Mr. Kelly, of Pennsylvania, to the effect that a mem ber of tbe Congress which had made the appropriation for the Philadelphia Cen tennial (and who was a member of tbe present House) had claimed a fee of 9 10.0CO for having acutely inserted a clause in tbe bill making the loan npon which he could go into the coart and enforce its payment. Mr. Springer explained his connec tion with the Philadelphia appropriation. As originally drawn the bill in effect do nated f 1,500.000, for the Centennial Ex hibition, but at Mr. Springer's instance a clause was insertel making it a loan. After the exposition was ended and the time for settlement came, there was a diapositaon to claim this amount as the roperty of the stockholders of the ex position. Mr. Springer had called the attention of tbe Attorney General to the provisions of the bill, and at the Attor ney General's solicitation, he (Spriueer) had argued the case ttefore the Supreme Court, The result was a decision that the f 1,500,000 was a loan and it was re- pnid to the United State. Springer had tiled his petition asking that his case be referred to the Court of Claims for de- ermination whetlier bis services had been of Talue; but his claim had neve? I fen acted on. KELLY RCrt SES TO RETRACT. Mr. Kelty declined to retract hU state ment of yesterday, reamrunng bis opinion that no man was entitled to a fee in a litigation wkk-h he had nen- red. INQUIRING CATEHRICALLY. Mr. Springer inquired categorically whe'.her tlte gentlemen insisted that lie had claimed a fee for the insertion of the amendment. MR. KELLY'S REPLY. Mr. Kelly repliet that he did not think that the gentlemen claimed a fee for inserting that clause. What he meant to say was that, knowing the purport of his own cljiu.se, the gentle man was the one man among fifty mil- ion American citizens who felt that the suhecriliers to the exposition stock ought to be made to pay, and who following his own tracks hunted them urtil he stripped them f their investment, pa triotic as it waa. HIS mOlDEST RECORD. Mr. Springt r replied that if the gentle man stated that he demanded a fee for inserting the clause he stated what was not true. If a gentleman meant to say that he punned the case with all the skill and ability f which he was posses sed, he admitted it. It was tbe proudest record he had made since he had been a member of Congress, and that was the opinion of his constituents, who had re turned him six times since he had made the record. FROTECTTON OT AMERICAN INDUSTRY. Mr. O'Neill, of Pennsylvania, presented resolutions of the Board of Trade of Phil adelphia, insisting upon the necessity of a tariff for the protection of American industry. Referred. T1IOEBE-CARLISLK CASE. Consideration of private business was deferred until to-morrow and Mr. Crisp, of Georgia, called up the Thoebe-Car-lisle contested election case. Mr. Criup opened the debate by review ing the proceedings before the Com mittee on Elections with reeard to the reopening of the case. He justified the majority of the committee in deciding that the case should not be reopened. The contestant had submitted affidavits charging fraud, and the contestee sub mitted affidavits and records in reply, which in the ininds f the people over whelmingly established the fact that if the case were reopened the contestant could not prove a single charge he bad made. A REPCBLICAN" VIEW. Mr. Lyman, of Iowa, knew or no rea son why the House tdiould not reopen the case. Grave charges had been made by the contestant in affidavits ex parte affidavits, it was true and they had been answered by other ex -parte affida vits. Strong efforts had been made to prevent an investigation cf these charges. Were the contestee and his friends afraid of the truth? Did his friend doubt their ability to go into the Sixth District of Kentucky and establish beyond controversy that the charges of the contestant were not true? The fact that there was such a constant determin ation that the events of the election should not be investigated suggested to his mind that there was something wrong. FAILED OF SUBSTANTIATION. Mr. Cooper, of Ohio, ske in su j port of the majority report. There should be some time during a member's term when be should be free from the dread of having bis seat contested, and the law had wisely fixed the time within which notice of contest must be filed and testi mony taken. But if tbe contestant had produced testimony from which it could have possibly been inferred that he coul J at the present time prove that he had received a majority of the legal votes f the Sixth District, he (Cooper) would have voted to give him an oppor tunity. But no such testinouy had been produced. It had been charged that there was a conspiracy immediately after the election between Carlisle and his friends for the purpose of fixing up the matter for Carlisle. A charge that was proved to be wholly unfounded and based only on the idle chaff which was frequently found floating around in the atimxpliere after an election. He took DD in detad the various chargea made in th affidavits presented by the contestant, and argued that ea h and every one of them had failed of sub stantiation and had been absolutely dis proved bv affidavits and records pre sented br the contestee. Witnesses who were relied upon to prove tlx contes tant's clianfes had filed affidavits dis- proving them and in view of this fact. no good result would follow the reopen ing of the case. To reopen the case would la an injus tice to the contestee, an injustice to the contestant and a wrong to the House. It would be an injustice to the contestee, if upon such a thin, shadowy and un substantial showing as had been made in the case, the Steaker, as a member of the House should be subjected to unjus tifiable annoyance. It would tie an injustice to the contestant, as it ould be an invitation to him to spend his time and money in seeking proof which did not exist. It would be a wrong to the House to have its time occupied by a contest the proper determination of which was so obvious. AGREES WITH MR. COOPER. Mr. Rowel, of Illinois, took the same view, and argued that the Committee on Elections bad followed precisely the proper cause in refusing to reopen the case noon the evidence presented to it. SUPPORTS THE MINORITY. Mr. Lodge, of Massachusetts, spoke in supiort of the minority. The tending case, lie said, was too important a one to be settled by affidavits. It wasa case which deserved the attention of the American Congress. Considering par ticularly the enormous disparity be tween the contestant and contestee tbe House should proceed with great circum spection. The contestant was the can didate of the labor organizations. His case had been shockingly mismanaged. He came now and threw himself on the mercy f the house. There was a wide spread belief among the great working class that the jxwer of corporations, the power of rings and the power of men high in authority and backed by money and influence had an enormous weight in all legislative bodies of the country. It was a dangerous and unwholesome belief. He thought that when a man belonging to the working class came be fore the House asking for a rehearing it would do no harm to any man, or to Congress, or to the interests of the eo- ple. to have that man's case heard. The House could afford to temper justice with a very large measure of generosity. On motion of Mr. Crisp, Thot-be, the contestant was granted an hour in which to present an argument in his own be half. THOEBE READS A COMMUNICATION. He read a communication which he had sent to the chairman of the Commit tee on Elections, protesting against an unfavorable report upon his request until he had an opportunity to examine the affidavits presented by the contestee. In this communication he reiterated in part the statements contained in his affidavit filed with the committee, denies the truth f some f the affidavits filed by the Speaker, and declares his ability to disprove the accuracy of others if he as granted an opportunity. He was sorry he continued, that tbe working classes were begining to lose confidence in the security f the Itallot. If the t Mil tot was not secure what did they have left? I Applause on Republican side.) He was a workingman. He did not consid er it a great honor exactly to be a mem ber of this House. (General laughter and applause.) What he meant was that a mechanic was just as honorable and no ble as any other citizen. If every gen tleman here would rather be right than be President, these seats would be filled by the right men. (Laughter.) He did not propose to make any capital out of the fact that he was a workingman. He was not here for favor, but for simple justice. THE PREYIOU8 QUESTION ORDERED. The previous question was then or dered upon the resolution of the majority of the committee which confirms the title of Carlisle to his seat and upon a resolution in the nature of a substitute offered by Lyman, f Iowa, declaring that the contest is of such importance to the sitting member and to the people of the country that it is entitled to a full, thorough and impartial investi gation, and providing that the papers in the case be printed and referred to a select committee or subcommittee of the Elections Committee, which shall be authorized to investigate the matter. SUBSTITUTE DEFEATED. The substitute was defeated. Yeas, 105: nays, 133. The following Demo crats voted in the affirmative: Bynum. Crouse, Foran, McKinney, Shively and Weaver. SO QUORUM. The question then recurred on the majority resolution, on the adoption of which the yeas and nays were ordered. The Republicans, with the exception of three or four who voted in the affirm ative, and Branini, Hovey and Laidlaw, who voted in the negative, refrained from voting on the ground that they had not sufficient information upon which to act. and the rote was announced, yeas, 140: nays, 3. No quorum. ADJOURNED. The House at 6 o'clock adjourned until to-morrow. ActtoHy at Teetea. LONDON, January SO. Telegrams from Toulon report that the Government arsenal there has suddenly become the scene of great activity. Everything is being hastened to place the squadron of 1 iron clads and all available cruisers in ' readiness to sail. The men at the dock , yards are working extra time. STATE OF TRADE ROT AS PROSPEROUS AS MIGHT BE. K. ;. Ilea Ce. ay Baalneaa Tkrouxheot tbe Cmmmtrj I ItatberQwirt. Even far the New York, January 20. R. G. Dun Cc.'s review says business throughout the country is rather quiet, even for the season. A fairly active jobbing trade is reported at several oints where the wholesale business is distinctly dull, and the prevailing feature seems to be an in disposition to take quantities in view of the unusual uncertainty in many mar' fccts, caused by strikes, speculation and legislative deliberation. LESS THAN LAST YEAR. At Chicago speculation has been dull ana in legitimate trade, though there is some improvement of late, less is doing than last year. Hard times in the drought regions throughout the West af fect purchases, but in other sections there is a gain. At St. Louis prompt payment on past purcliases and continu ing large distribution are noticed. At Louisville values are softer, without im provement in volume. At Southern points trade is quiet and at Philadelphia a slight improvement in distribution is observed. Collections are fairly satis factory at nearly all points, and money generally in fair supply, though rather dote at Denver and Cleveland. THE STRIKE MORE EFFECTIVE. The Lehigh and Reading strikes grow more effective, and are stopping many manufacturing establishments. Though actual deliveries of anthracite are larger than for the same week last year, opera tors and retailers vie with each other in putting up prices. The poverty of the miners causes serious apprehension among traders, who rememlier that their losses aft :r the strike of 1873 were three- fourths of their accounts. THE IRON PRODUCTION. The Iron Association reports 6,317,148 tons of pig made last year, a gain of 13 per cent., but unsold stocks increased 84,013 tons. It is noteworthy that the Southern production was only 6 per cent, over that of 1G. But for the ac tivity in shop, bridge and car building the trade would be less hopeful. The Thomas Company has sold No. 2 foundry for pipe at $17, and sales of 20,0)10 tons of rails are reported, but prices do not change. WOOL FAVORS BUYERS. In wool the little improvement re cently seen has vanished and the market favors buyers again. Stocks at Boston were over 6,0OO,(0O pounds larger than last January, but at New York rather smaller, while Philadelphia stocks are refused. The demand for woolen goods is moderate, but more frequent inquiry gives hope, and the ranges of prices are, on the whole, but little below those of last year. OOTTON STRONO. Cottons are in strong demand, and many markets have advanced in price. BOOT AND SHOE TRADE BETTER. In the leather trade liopes of improve ment are still disappointed, but the hoot and shoe trade is better than usual for the season. RUBBER flOODS BETTER. A better demand for rublier goods is retorted, and more prospect that a trust will finally be formed. SPECULATIVE MARKETS WEAK. Nearly all of the speculative markets have been weak. The average price of stocks is f 1.50 per share lower than a week ago. Wheat has declined lfc. corn ljc., and lard a shade. Sugar is weak and so is coffee, while the great slump in oil has punished those who had faith in tbe power of a curtail of product ion to control prices. LEVEL OF PRICES LOWER. The general level of prices of all com modities is now about 50 cents on the 100 lower than January 1. MONEY. While the Treasury by depositing $2,- 300,000 more w;,h the banks, has con trived to take only $200,000 from circu lation during the week, it is significant that payments in silver certificates at the custom houne rise to thirteen and one-third per cent, of the total. Money is returning to New York banks in large volume from the interior, and foreign trade accounts indicate that the with drawal of foreign capital in December probably did not exceed $7,000,000. EXPORTS. The exports of the princijial products were only $54,000,000, against $68,000,. 000 in 1886, and for the three weeks of January the New York exports are 88 per ceut. below last year. EXCHANGES. Excltanges outside of New Xork still exceed those of last year by about 11 per cent., but they reflect rattier the heavy business of last fall than current trans actions. BUSINESS FAILURES. Business failures occurring throughout the country during last week number for the United States, 276; Canada, 38; total, 314: against 288 last week. WHOLE FAMILY BURNED. Mr. aas Mrs. Saith ana Their Five Chilarsa Parish la tre Heasa. Lima, O., January 20. The residence of Frank Smith burned yesterday morn ing, and before the inmates could be awakened the entire structure waa en veloped in flames. Mr. and Mrs. Smith and their five children burned to death before assistance could reach them. Crashts ta Death. PlTTSBURQ, January 20. John Palm er, assistont millwright at Oliver Bros. & Phillips' Tenth street iron mill, was dragged into the rolls this morning and cruahed to death. He was oiling a pinion bearing when his feet slipped and before he could recover himself he was caught in the rolls and drawan through feet fore most. His body waa horribly mashed and his bead almost to a jelly. WASHINGTON NOTES. Ctrcalar te Faataatatera Wat aae Ceaiaufta Ceaiailttaea, Washington, January 20, The Post master General to-day issued a circular letter to postmasters embodying the rules and regulations which will here after govern under tbe new law relating to permissible writing and printing on second, third and fourth class mail mat- ter. Tte law went into effect to-day, WILL REFUSE HEARINGS. While no formal order to that effect lias been made, it is the present in ten tion of the Democratic majority of the Ways and Means Committee to refuse bearings to trade interests that may be affected by tariff changes. The reasons assigned for the adoption of this course are that if such hearings were gi anted tbe time of the committee would be use lessly consumed in listening to a recital of facts that have often been presented to it during the at few years, that many important interests are not represented at hearings of this kind, with the result that undue consideration is given to others, and that the courtesy of tlte committee is frequently abused by Tier- sons who seek to retard all tariff legis lation, rather than to truly express their sentiments uixn propositions affecting industries which they are supposed to represent. To avoid, however, the necessity for a total refusal to h?ar the views of such trade interests as have presented them selves at the Capitol, the Democratic members of the committee have I wen for some days giving their attention to a representation of various delegations. and in order to dispel the appearance of anything like formal conferences these tearing are being conducted in a little room in the basement of the House wing, where such f the Democratic members as can eacae from their duties or the floor are in attendance. This morning a number of representatives of the zinc and lead industries, mostly from Missouri and Kansas, argued in favor of protection of their interests, and several cotton manufacturers were wait ing for an opportunity to be heard. INVESTIGATION OF TRUSTS. Mason's bill, prouiding for an investi gation of trusts and combinations, was taken up by the House committee on Manufactures to-day, and after a short iscusjjjon, which disclosed the fact that the committee is unanimous in its sup Iort, a favorable report was ordered. It is expected that this report will be made early next week, and will recommend that the Judiciary Committee be au thorized to investigate all trubts affect ing coal, sugar, mining industries and Other kiudred subjects. SANGUINARY FIGHT. Faar KIIUs aas the Sharif Wosnsta la aa Attempt at Ejectmaat. San Dieoo, January 20. A year ago a rancher in Moosa Canyon, named Lewis Stone, went East. During his absence a family named Goens, consisting of a widow, two sons and a daughter, took possession of his ranch and cabin. On Stone's return, he instituted legal pro ceedings to eject the jiartie. His title was confirmed, and last Wednesday, when the sheriff went to take tossewion, the whole family of Goens fired at the officers with their revolvers. The sheriff snatched a revolver from Mrs. Goen, who waa at the door. She seized a gun and shot hiui in the face. In the melee which followed a citizen named Reid was fatally wounded by Perry Goen. A married daughter of Jin. Goen was acci- ntally shot in the neck by her brother. and fell dead. Perry Goen is shot in the head and arm fatally. His sister and brother were dead when the officers retreated with their wounded, and Mrs. Goen holds the fort, declaring she will not leave the place alive. CONDENSED DISPATCHES. James E. Nowlen was hanged at Cam bridge, Mass., jail yesterday morning for the murder of George A. Codman, his employer, a milkman, January 4, 1887. A. G. Ho war 1 & Co., tobacco dealers of Atlanta, failed yesterday. Their as sets are said to exceed their liabilities by 10,000. . V large number of coal and iron po licemen are being sworn in at Shenan- ab. Pa., and it is regarded aa an indi cation that the Reading Company is go ing to force the working of some of its collieries by massing protection for the men. The affairs of McComb, Taylor & Co., of Atlanta, were Hit into the hands of a receiver to-day. The court house of Mobile County, Alabama, was destroyed by fire yester day morning. A defective flue set fire to the roof. The flames spread slowly and gave time to save the records. Tbe building was valued at $50,000. Governor Hill yesterday morning nom inated John Clinton Gray, of New York city, to succeed the late Judge Rapallo as Associate Judge of the Court of Ap peals. THE READING STRIKE fere th Hoaaa CosiaiitU aa Ceaiattrce Dittr ace et Opiaiea Eiiatief, . Washington, January 20. The sub ject of the Reading Railroad strike came up before the House Committee on Com merce to-day, through a request by the sub-committee, to which had been re ferred the Anderson resolution provid ing for an inquiry into the strike, that it be discharged from further considera tion of the matter. As a reason for mak ing this request the sub-committee stated that it regarded the subject as one of such gravity as to demand consid- ra tion at the hands of the full committee. After a short discussion the request was granted, and an earnest debate ensued upon the merits of the proposition. It appears that the committee is pretty evenly divided, a number of its members favoring an immediate inquiry into the strike, hile perhaps aa many more take the ground that if the strike concerns anything more than private interesta and is properly a subject for investigation by the Government, tbes inquiry should be made by the Inter Bute Commerce Commission, which ha jurisdiction if public rights cerned. Tbe matter will be further considered next Tuesday, when an effort will l made to dispose of the resolution. It understood that a delegation from th tvmghts or Labor will try to secure a bearing upon that day to present their side oi tbe case. O'BRIEN RELEASED. Mis Ceaatltatiea tale te he khatlarce- Frasaatas With aa Aesrase. Dublin, January 20. Mr. William O'Brien, M. P. and editor of Unihtl Jrt- land, who has been confined in prison since October 31, was released from Tull amore jail to-day. He proceedt'd to the priest house in Tnllamore, fo'.loved l-y a large crowd, which cheered him re peatedly. There waa no disorder. Father McFadden, of Gweedore, has lieeti ar rested at Armagh for taking part in op- MMutim to evictions. j jtrten s looks denote that bis consti tution is shattered, and his physicians insist that he should go to the south of France for the benefit f his healtli. i"o jeopie of tuiiamore liave pre . 1 . asanas . sented O Bnen with an address, in which they say that they are Indifferent to the coercion law, but that Balfour's ex ecu lion or the law is brutal and a disgrace to the Government. Nte Mavaateat Asiana the Slaesats. Moscow, January 20. The police have learned of a new movement among the students. The discovery has led to the indefinite postponement of the oiiening of the uni verities. MARRIED BY ACCIDENT. Mts and Wsait Waa Hats Found Life Parlaars liader Facaliar Clrcaatstaacce. Lonitoo Rare Hit. Marriages are often the result of acci dent. It seems strange, but the most prudent persons will sometimes conceive an irresistible attachment at the sugges on of a word or look. When once un der the sjell of the verb "to love," they go through all the forms and flnit.li the conjugation of the verb before the al tar. The fw may cive this subject the consideration it de-erves, but the many. there is to fear, are guided by impulse. A skipper of a coasting vessel called at tlte village inn and asked the landlady. young widow: Do you know where can et a mate? I have lost my mate. "I am very sorry for you, Mr. ," she said, smiling. "I want a mate, too, and cannot get one. I'll do; if you'll be mine I'll be yours." He closed with the Itargain, and the widow keeping her word, he is now supplied with two mates. young man at a church bazaar was buttonholed by a lady; she would not t him go until he bought something. le looked at her stall, which contained fancy work of various kinds. "Why," he said, "I see nothing here that would be the leant use to me, a bachelor, exceiit yourself. The rest would be dear to me at any price." I will le cheap enough." she said. coaxingly. it you could lie dear enouch. per haps " "Oh, come! 1 im are jut the person want," taking him by the arm. She sold him one article after another. keeping up an agreeable conversation the while, and before all was done he ad purchased evervthing on the stall. Then at settling up there was somet ling said about discount. -I cannot return anv money." she said blushing, "but if you think me dear enough there's mamma. She can give you my hand. The bargain was ac cordingly concluded. An eminent doctor, who bad saved the life of a lady, a iiersonal friend, was asked his charge. He said he generally allowed Ids patient's friends to remuner ate him as they thought befitting. 'But don't you often get disappointed on these terms?" she inquired. "I may say, nevr. "As you are so easily tleaed here," and she playfully gave him her empty band, while in the other was con cealed a check for a liandsome sum. How easily I could liave taken vou in." she added, by producing the check. Hut you ve only succeeded in draw- ing me out," he sa.d, declining to relin quish her hand. "Don't insult me with check; 1 am mot generously re warded." Perhaps she understood the doctor's ifiicultr and wished to help him out of it. At any rate the giving of her hand led him to offer his heart. This was how a gentleman got bis wife when, in a tobacconist's shop, he asked a girl behind the counter, who happened to have red hair, if she would oblige him with a match. "With pleasure, if you will have a red headed one," she promptly replied, with such a suggestive, demure smile, that eventually tlte red headed match was banded over. A lady with a fine figure having taken a fancy to a valuable ring, which she saw ticketed in a shop window, went in side to examine it. "It is exceedingly lovely, I wish it were mine," she said, on satisfying herself. "What smaller fig ure will tempt you?" "No other figure titan the figure lie- fore me," he said, giving her an admir ing look at the same time, "It is ex ceedingly lovely; I wish I could temit you with the ring." "I think I'll take it," she said, laying down the money amid blushes. Of course he accepted tlte mon-y, but get ting her address, he made such good use of the hint that the next ring she got was given by him in church." Quite as singular was the beginning of the courtship of the man who went into a sliop for a pair of altoetc "I want theut wide, please," he said to the girl in attendance, "as I liave a good brood understanding." She laughed at this reference to the breadth of his feet, and said: "A very good thing, too, in a man, but not in a woman." "How do you make out what is good in one sex ia'bad in the other?" Ah, it is quite simple. You see, na ture intended roan to be suportd by a firm soul, but woman by a yielding hus band." Whether lie made a yielding husband or not. report at any rate says that lie made her his wife. Nwt He Moidy. New Orleans Ptoaruue. Sylvanus Cobb, Jr., is writing a new story. He has not been dead aa long as Hugh Conway, ami his new t fries from the other world will be somewhat fresher. There la much talk, says the Philadel phia RerortL, on the part of persons with feeble memories, or who powieas limited information in regard to the prodi;rioua strides which the cause of probitation ia making in this country. The fact is that 7lrohi bit ion was far stronger thirty years ago than it is now, and was in ractical operation in more States then than now. are con- J TIIK NORTHWEST. Illcx kxlvd fur Three Weehe-The Last Storaa will Bet be aa UlMatroea aa the Me l'rre.lln( It. Minneapolis, January 20. A Brown Valley, Minn., special says: "We have been blockaded for three weeks. Unless a train comes with fuel within two days there will be serieus suffering here and all about. There is no wood nor coal in market. There is more suffering in the country titan in towns. The opinion is general that the railroad authorities have lieen very remUa in thus delaying the ojiennig or the I'oud. Men are working toward ua from Morris, but none are put on at this end of the line." SIXTEEN PLI.OW IMty.FlK. UNeoLN, Neil, January 20. At 7 o'clock this morning the mercury waa 1S below, the sky clear and no snow. A hundred miles west there was a local snow storm that delays trains somew hat No unusual suffering accouiHtnios this, EIUUT PKOKEK BELOW. Quixuv, III., January 20 The mer cury took another sudden tumble lai night, and at 0 o'clock this morning was eight degrees below cero. Trains are running regularly on all railroads and there has been but little delay to-day. Thus far there liave Iteeti no fatalities from the cold in this locality. TEN BELOW NO RTOKM. Muscatine, Ia., January 20. The mercury dropped to ten Itelow rro this morning. There is no storm as yet and trains are ruuning on time. NOT A OEM INK BLIZZARD. St. Paul, January 20, SHciaU to the Pimirer iVeas indicate that yesterday's storm in Southern Dakota and Minnesota, while severe and accompanied by ex treme cold, is pot likely to be followed by the disastrous consequences of its im mediate predecessor. It has, therefore, had the effect of again filling up cuts and temiiorarily sunitendiug railway traffic, which was just la-ginning to be resumed. live.; umt last week. An evening paer figures the hats of life in last week's blizzard at 233. ANGORA GOATS IN FLORIDA. Taa Profit la Thssi-Hoe a Slock Ma b Nad. Florida Dli-iHtlch, In reply to quite a number of inquiries about the Angora goat, I will give what ittle information four years of exper ience has giyen me. First, the Angora goat is a native of Asia Minor, and was ituitorted to the United States some years ago by an en terprising gentleman of California. And from that they have scattered pretty well all over the United States, There are several extensive ranches in Texas, New Mexico and Colorado. Thev are not as large as the Cashmere, Maltese and some other breeds; nor ia the wool as long as t hinere. but it is much iter and morn valuable. 1 lie wool sells or Irom 0,1 cents to fi.iu i-r pound, and U spun into thread from which the ft newt socks are knit They are soft and comfortable to the feet and wear longer than aheep's wool socks, and are worth from one to two dollars iT pair, lite Mexicans often make saddle girths of the wool, which they sell for froui five dollars to seven dollars -T pair; alto, bridles aud halt ers are made bv them of Angora wool, which sell readily at twelve dollars to fifteen dollars each. The hides of the Angora, when dressed itli the wool left on, are worth five dol lars to seven dollars; ard in New ork hey are sou for twelve dollars esch. hese prices are prst-ciass macs, i ney re also used for mats, and when dyed they make very beautiful ones, which sell very high. And when they are tanned they uiake fine leather, which is very durable and also quite valuablu. They are much finer mutton than sheep, and very much Itetter than the common goat; but they are like all goats that I ever saw about dying. They make a terrible fuss when you start the butcher i business among them, w e nave owned the common goat, some years later we had considerable experience with sheep, some bOO to 1.0(H) head;also some consid erable experience with cattle all In Tex as, though but we are satisfied that goat are the best stock of three altove named. Firnt, Itecauae they can live and do well where sheep and cattle would starve; for the goat goes best on bushes, briars and herlw, things that the others eat but (aringly of. Ho you can liave cattle and sheep on the same range with the goat, and the goat win tte an advantage to the range, for they will keep down the undergrowth so that the grasses can thrive and ao wen. rut them in thick, bushy woods and they will soon liave theut oriened much better than our usual forest fires do, and with out injury to the land, which always at tend the firing of our forest. The sec ond reason is, the goat is a great lover of home if treated well. Build them a shed and there will tie no. trouble, they will go off in the morning and be sure to be home by the middle of the after noon, and at the first warning peel of thunder, they start for their houae. They seldom ever get separated on the range; if they do, they all come In together at night. That alone saves the owner a great amount of trouble and exjmnae that he has to undergo in she p raiaing; then by always being at home at nights, they are a great source f iirofit to tlte owner in the w ay of fertilizer. My goats (200) will make one acre of land each month aa r ch as I want it, and that in Florida I find no small item. Home people seem to think tlte name goat is enough; tltat all kinds of mean ness is to tte expected, wherever they are to lie found. My goats are not mischiev ous, they do not bother my neighbors nor myself. A three and a half to four foot fence ia sufficient to turn them; they do not cliuib or bother in any way. Don't think that I want to sell, for 1 do not. I have had the chance to sell twice the number that I liave aince I got to Florida. I drove them from Texas to Florida last w inter, over eight hundred miles in the dead of winter; then one hundred and thirty-six miles on steam ttoat to New Orleans, then by rail to Gainesville, Fla., then by flat-foot con veyance to Citrus County, Fla. I would make the same trip over sooner than be witltout my giMita. They are doing fairly well now and I think will do bet ter in another year, as they will then be acclimated. Now let me say to all that want to start into the goat raiaing buaineae, get you some common nanntea and a fine male, or aa many as you need, and croaa them up. ou will lind that w ith small capital you can do lt in that way. In four years you will liave goats that a quite as Hue aa you can buy from a great many dealers that advertiae to se I thor oughbred stock, and by that means you can get you a small flock !to start w ith. which ia best, because they will go out on a range uetier titan two or three wtu. consequently they won't be ah house to learn meanneaa, aa t wo or three usually w ill do. Also have a small taeture to kp nannies in when they commence to bring in their young. It is best to do ao. aabythat nu-ana you can save the extenaa of a herder. Take the nannies out two weeks liefore you expect tl ua, ana Keep litem in the asturi for r,.".iT'?t,ortw, '"'ths, and then the little fellows will follow any where the mothers g.. When the kida aie young. sy up to three w U they will he down and go to sleep, and consequently many of them rrt .wt from tlte herd. In winter a good rye tHture ia alendi.l to keep nannies with kid,, atid also any fee- ti"w ?m thU m7 l in U'B ' Ihe fall and spring of H, T,.ar J, tm time vou have to form prepnrtions f. your kida, a that U time most of them come. Hie Angora do not bn-ed so often aa thecouiiiion nwi. Y..n -iii . . three croj of kida in two years, and after the nannies are three years old they will usually bring two kida each ti mn, tverv farmer tlionl.l l. .... n ,t ... of guats. and I am auru after trviiut them he w ill always keep them on bin pi s any of ihem w ill give more milk than i ordinary Florida cow. , Jamkh B. Yotxa. Orleans, Fla. M an GOOD CAUSE TOR QUAKREL CalasMilla't Mtaisspsr hrglsclsd hi Itlschss dual's Imeilsratlea Atteclstloa. (laliiesvllle lieeonl. The Alachua County 1 mm ignition AaMociutioti probably means w ell enough, but may the Utrd and a lenient public have mercy on the judgment it displays. For example, the Association sent to De troit, Michigan, to have printed four thousand copies of a little six column ad vertisement of Alachua County. The work w as done aud sent to Gaiiuville, and we have no hewiuncy in saying that there ia not a one horse iiewaim'ner ..ili.- "r print shop in Florida but could have turneti out a lar su(Mrior job for less money. If wo understand the object for w hich the Association waa organ ixed, it was to bring jteople and money to Alachua County. Instead of atlherinv to this principle, the managers are send ing what little money they have a dis tance of two thousand mi lea to i my for doing work that could be done in better style and for lea money at home. Ad portie, of Huilduy. as we nave several times alluded, the executive committee of Alachua Immi gration Association scents t, teraist in doing injuKtice to the press of Alachua. Taking it for granUnl the work could not lie done in the county they are trying to build up, the comn.iltee did not ask for eatiuau-s on the work they wanted done, butt-hose, lather to exhaust the funds contributed by the xople in patronizing a Michigan newspaper. This actiou shows a luck of w isdom we dislike to see, for, being jealous of Alachua County s g.asl, we know that thia adver tisement will fall far short of accoiii phbhing the good for which it waa gotten up. Besides taking from our midst money that should remain here, it places our county la-fore the world in a not very enviable light. For example, the mere fact that the work could not Im done in our county, (which ia not a fart, the action of the Immigration Coin in it tee notwithstanding), creates the impres sion abroad that it is as yet a "howling wilderness," iiopulutod bv a class not civilized enough to sup)Hrt a printing office with the facilities for doinir the most common kind of work. Nothing. we lielieve. is said in this Michigan printed handbill of the county's newa pMr; and we are glad of it Under the circumstances such mention could reflect no credit ujkiii the papers, which, if they do not come UDto the Inchest standard of journalism, are vastly let ter than the encouragement and mipjiort they receive warrant. 1 he illustrations in the aforesaid hand bill fail altogether in the accomplish ment of any good result, with iMM-hupM, one exception, that of Green street, v iniisor, ine other three representing scene mi man can locate. 1 wo or three reasons are iriven in thia handbill why Alachua Count? ia not more widelv known in th N.irtli lnt for want oi upace, probably, the moat important was not mentioned. We trust that w hen our county has more money to Miend in atlveriisinir she will rememlier to jend it judiciously. QUININE AND OPIUM. Th Morphias Habit Da la a lew Tip el Fr. Iximlon Times. Mr. John Ferguson, a well known res ident of Ceylon and newsjajer propri etor addressed a letter to the secretary of the Anti-Opium Society on the value of sulphate of quinine, or even the inferior alkaloids in cinchona bark, aa prophy lactics and tonics, crjicciall r in low-lying and malarial districts, where jieoplo are addicted to the use of opium in order to relieve the fever depression. The prev alence of the opium-craving in many trta of the world is due, says Mr. Fer- ;uaon, to the pooplo lieing subject to a ow type of fever. Thia is largely the case in China. In Knit land it baa been shown that the consumption of opium. chiefly in the form of laudanum, ia very largely in lite ten districts and along the lower Itaoks of the Thames, especially bout Gravesend. A Uncolnahire vil lage druggist stated some years ago, in a letter published in the newaiiaiiera, that he sold about two gallons of laud anum per mouth retail, lantidts sixteen to twenty ounces of opium itself, mostly to women f the poor classes, who must pinch themselves seriously in many ways to purchase the luxury. Many, be said. consumed an ounce of opium a week. Home considerably more. The main cause of this craving, accord ing to Mr. Ferguson, ia that the people live in low and malarial localities, and he suggests that quinine removes the craving and actaaaa substitute for laudnuni, lie quotes from Mr, Colquhoun ' travels in China to aliow that the Chinese, even in remote inland districts along the Canton Klver, know the efficacy of ouinine in superseding the need for opium, and possibly in curing the taste and desire for It. A few years ago the prices .of quinine and the cinchona alkaloids were prohibitory to poor people, but the culti vation of the plant in India, Ceylon and Java has reduced the price of the beat sulphate of quinine from 10,., J"i, and even ls. an ounce to a half a crow n, and even to less. In 172, 11,4." 7 i-ounua offrvnehona bark was exported from Oylon. now the export ia from 18,000. 000 to 15,000,000 lourida. But although the wholesale price of quinine is so enor mously reduced, the retail prices are frequently still calculated on the rate from time immemorial of two pounds an ounce, w hich is purc hasod at less than 3s. Try Ufng-er. Orlando Record While looking around for navimc crofts it is st rang that no one has attempted to cultivate ginger. There is no crop that could tie easier to cultivate and very few that would pay so well or that s used for more purpisw-a for medicinal, flavoring and preoerving. farg quan tities are annually imported and il bring fabulous price. Tobacre Joand to Higher. tlDt lunstl Tclearani. "Toliecco ia Itourtd to go up higlter, "ex claimed an old tobacco dealer last even ing. "There ia a continued decrease in the production In proportion to the con sumption, and you may depend upon it tobacco-growing will be more profltalilo fn tlte future,"