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t: FAJLAT BAIILY NIEWi PALATKA, FLORIDA, SUNDAY MORNING, JANUARY 22, 18SS. VOL.TJME IV. Ce NUMBER 273. CITT P1BECT0KT. APOTHECARIES. ACTCEHWAN STEWART, Homhweet corner Lemon and Frost. Northeast corner Lemon and Front. Promt streafo doors north of post office. Uwo street, Blum Mock. TOGRLHACH. A . Central Lru Store, Lemon street. , ATTORNEYS ALTVwTN, JOSEPH B. , Post t fflce Building-, Palatka, Fla. L. A unut Aw fA Bra Krint Htnwt corner Rid offices op$rt-uXw V" K'tL.CF.. NUoo. Bunk Buildin.- t alk block. Lemon street; offlos upstair. BAN60R ORANSE BOXES. ; T?' of Laurel near J T K W depet. BANKS. nK.T NATIONAL BANK. W J Wine-ar. President. Front street BARBERS. rINInJ'n "ft, opposite Putnam House. MOHR, FRANK ? Calk block, Lemon tree. BOARD OF TRADE. Vi tutor In th city wHbuiir loformatloa W1U Ml cntsenujiy aupvimt, MAAOIMO HOUSES. . ...... m m imwniivflAW Itoardina- and frinins- Room, Water and Ma in BOOKS AND STATIONERY. COCH RANTS, F O , r Front street, next door to post office. BOOTS AND SHOES. VATTERLIN, H T Morag-ne block, Umn stmt. BOOK BINDERS. PALATKA NEWS PUBLISHING COMPAST. Held street. BOOT AND SHOE HAKINS. AND REPAIRING. LANG LET, HE Mm Front S-1 door south of First Nat Bank RODIlA. UBNJ-, AiT, , Lemon twt. opposite Putnam House. CANDY MANUFACTURERS. SMITH, H E J Mo a Lemon street. Gilll block. CIGARS AND TOBACCOS. K UPPER BUSOH, CHAR Putnam Oallery, Lemon street, op Putnam MEltUYltAY, W A Ij-mon street, opposite Court House SMITH, it A E J lt No 8 Lemon street. Gillls block. CISTERNS AND TANKS. TANK FACTORV. A L J ones, proprietor. Water street, near J T K W depot. CIVIL EN6INEER1NS. JOSEPH C J city Hurverr, Noa. 3 and 4 Moraano block. over Keratins', CL0TMIN8 AND CENTS' FURNISHINfiS. LOFR, MARCUS Otitis bloek. Lemon street. ZACHAKIAS. A Mull Lemon street. CONFECTIONERY. MERRTBAT.W A . Lemon street, corner of Second CROCKERY. TJTXA,A . . . HickBiaa-Kenner'y block, Lemoo street. DENTAL ROOMS. ESTF.S, W W . Morairne block, lemoo street, upstairs. ROSKNUERO, LU W H Hickman block Lemon street, upstairs. ORY fiOODS. DKVEREUX.CP Lemon street JACHUtMJN. I . PtHrsli block. Lemon street ROOEKO A lO M H Lente's new block. Front street BRAIN, NAY, ETC V ERTREES A CO., . t- , Foot of Laurel street, near JTikW RT GROCERS. DCNN.JOHNT Next to mist office. Front street HAUAN. JW l,rm"n street, corner of Jones j HAI'tiHTON RKOtL, A M - phienlx block, Lcmou street rNT. A V l'r s block, foot of Lemon street nTRRMANN. HENW t-mon Htrtvu wxirhctuit eorner of First KXir.HO MUMiKB HU;kman-Knoerijr Mock, Lemon street Wboleaalo and retail. Front it. cor of Keld BUN LOCKSMITHS. HEST)RICKWN. L Lemon street, opposite Putnam House HA.10WARE. GRIFFTN PAHKEU Florida Southern buiUUntf, Water street LANK, KT llat't's block. Water stnH-t HARNESS AND SAOOLES. SANDERSON, RC . x Opposite Putnam House, Lemon street HOTELS. A p t Hiiova, prop, cor itetd snd Beoond sts CAJtLETtiX HOUSB, Andrew Shelley, prop, Court Hnuiw block. Oruuve street HOTtL PlltEMX John Hiler. prop, cor Lemon and Water BAHV'L'tMlA H(TKL. MaJ. A 8 Wahbum, nroprh'tor. FrtMit utrect corner of William THE VVB-tT KM, Klrat-elHwa Ifcianlinir for f uniilktt, cor of !ltre and Emmett streets v ICE. PALATKA ICE FACTO It V, L C Tamiva, luamurer. Laurel t, I et Hiv tr uuil tUumett INSURANCE. CAKT.ETON KENNEHLY Kiomi, Keniwriv-Hit kman blk. Lemon st IIII.I.I AH1 A tOOHAS M PnUttka Natwiual B.uk iMill.ling, Front st WEMll, W J Post oHice bulbrinff JEWELRY. HEATH, OK Lemon st rw-t, opposite Putnam House 8rEt K. JOHN F Front mrect, fur doors south of Lemon JOB PRtnTiNS. PALATKA NEWS PUBLISHING COMPANY Heiil street IIVERY SUUtES. OEM f'TTY II VERT AN O SALE STABLE Near JTJKW depot, Flrt sireet MF.lt WIN WX U iuon frt-t. betwwn Third and Fourth RA MSA 1 EH, J M lUnur ut Held ad Scitm utrwt LIME. EATlN". f'H AS F. Aokut Foot of Laurel ttr t LUMBER. ROT ft. OA . lliver street, next t V orks MEAT MmRKETS. nt i;eiienil market, CWrt Houttc blk. Lemon CR 'St!, W It Mituturer ticm City mttrket. Water street CUMMlNtiSACO U nion street, two diMrs west of Jours GtMlIiSoX O., M C Ni a Front mt MIT l( RAT. T1IOM.W Leiuon street, btt ween Tbird and Fourth MILLINERY AND FANCY fiCOOS. HOT.I1ROOK. M Kf THUS Frtmt street, oppoitite Putnura House MINTS, OILS AND ARTISTS' MATERIALS B RN ES R l'alutk National Bank bulldins; Front st PHOTOGRAPHERS MAVOLT.JO , w , 4 Kenuerlv-Hu kmun block. Umon street PHYSICIANS. ZH.F, 1R A L, HoMKorTniT, lluum tlH'k, Lemon street CYMI S, ftr W H Morairne block. Lemon street, upstairs REAL ESTATE BURT, JAMES Town lot, Palntka Hebjhta. HEALY A TRIAY Hoard of Trade Room, Front street 'Pahttka National Bank buildinif. Front st SALOONS. SOW ARDS. AN (X Hart's block. Water street IDAHO ALxN Twin 1'Hlrnettoes, Lemon street McOILUJOHN Lemon street, near J T1KW junction SASH. DOORS AND BLINDS BARNES. T Palatka National Bank bulldins;. Front st TAILORING. FINNTNOEK, C A UUlia block. Lemon street, upstairs TAXIDERMIST. FRY. W 8 Front street, three doors south of Lemon UNDERTAKERS AND EM8ALMERS. BNOW. W C - No m Front street WAGON FACTORY. RACE MARTIN River street, near Gas Works WOOD YARD, DALTTVX. M H Jfect ef dKma street. AssigasMat la Nw rfc. ' New York, January 21. II. Kurtz, BUmcbard & Co., dealers in bags, 27 reri treec, an.l 9 Detirraes street, liaT aaaigned, giving preferences to the Amount of 1 1X3,844. Blanchartl gitres no figures of aseets and UiUilitie, but says the aturpenaion is only temporary and the firm's asaet largely exceed their liabilities. The factory was closed to day. CARLISLE. THE HOUSE STILL HAS HO QUORUM WHEN A VOTE IS TAKEN ON THE CONTEST. The AdJwsmuaewrt of tke HwaswWUl vmt tke KBMtB f the Cm Wlthaat rssslsMStCnunL HOI SK. "WASiriNOTOS, January 21. Mr. Ba con, of New York, from the Committee on Manufactures, ru-ported a preamble and resolutions reciting the allegation that certain individuals and corporations in manufacturing or mining, or dealing in some of the necessities of life, have combined for the purpose of controlling or curtailing the production or supply of the same, thereby increasing their price to the people affecting injuriously com merce between the States and impairing the revenues of the Government, and di recting the Committee on Manufactures to inquire into the names, number and extent of such alleged combinations ard all other matters relating to the sai. which may csdl for legislation by Con gress. Mr. Randall, of Pennnylvania, objected to the consideration of the resolution. and it was placed on the calandar. THE CAE LISLE CONTEST. Mr. Criup, "of Georgia, called up the contested election case of Tboebe aKuiiist Carlisle, the pending question being on theresolu'.ion of the majority of the Committee on Elections contif uiing Car lisle's title to his seat. MOTION TO RECONSIDER. Mr. Hogg, of West Virginia, entered a motion to reconsider the vote by which the House yesterday defeated the reso lution providing for the reopening of the case. RESOLUTION OBJE TED TO. Mr. Chipman, of Michigan, asked unanimous consent to offer a resolution bearing on the subject, but objection came in the shape of demands for the regular order. NO QUORUM. The vote on majority resolution re sulted yeas 140, nays, 6. No quorum. MOTION TO ADJOURN. Mr. Crisp, stating that the vote bad disclosed the fact that there was no quo rum present, moved that the House ad journ. THE SPEAKER'S MISTAKE. The Speaker pro tern, stated that he had made a mistake in entertaining the motion to reconsider entered by Mr. Hogg. That motion could not be enter tained until the previous question, under which thedJouae was now operating should have been disposed of. ' HOUSE ADJOURNS. The motion to adjourn was agreed to. Yeas, 1:10; nays, 123, A strict party "ote. Ettsct st ths Atoaramnt. Washlnoton, January 21. The action of the House in adjourning to-day with out disposing of the Tltoebe-Car lisle case rendered it impossible that the vote by which the resolution for reopening the case was defeated yesterday can be re considered, except by unanimous con sent. TJie time within which such a motion could have been entered as one of privilege having expired with to day's session. Although the rumor that Car lisle will on Monday address a letter to the Iioue asking that t ie ease be reef - ened is declared by that gentleman's friends to lie without foundation, even should such a communication be received, its suggestions could only be followed by consent, unless the order for the previous question, under which the Hours is now operating, should be con si lered as withdrawn. SO LETTER FROM CARLISLE. An Associate lYr s reporter to-night requested of Speaker Carlisle what truth there wis in the report that he would on Monday send a letter to the House requesting that the Thoebe-Car-lisle case be reopened and that a commit tee be sent to the Sixth Kentucky Dis trict. The Speaker authorized the fol lowing denial of the report to be made public: 'I have not contemplated such a step. Thj House must take its own course in the ca.-te without dictation or attempted dictation from me." ROUGH TEMPERANCE FiCHT. Buildings Barnad. Csiastahlee Stoned and Ltvta Threatened la Canada. Kingston, Ont.. January 21. In re lation to the hard tight being made by the tetuperanrw people of Leeds County, eleven buildings have been burned at Irish Creek. Tb e Methodist Church and a tannery have been burned at Kempt ville, and at the first place the con stables have been stoned and assaulted. Dr. Ferguson, M. P., and three others, one of them a minister, were assaulted and threatened with murder, and two deacons of the Hap tint Church have been warned to dismiss their minister or have their church burned. The temper ance people are undismayed, however, and hare had forty tavern keepers fined, have sent three offender to the peniten tiary, and have had the assailants of the constables fined f00. THE TURF. New Orleans, January 21. The first race, four and one-half furlongs. Jan the won; Pagania, second; Jennie S, third. Time, 59 seconds. Second race, five furlongs, Spinette won; Probes, second; Quotation, third. Time, 15. Third race, six furlongs, Evangeline won; Festus, second; Lomax, third. Time. 1:19. Fourth race, a mile, Jim Williams won; Jennie McFarland, second; Red hem finished second, but was disquali Bed. Time, 1:47. SOUTHERN IRON PRODUCTION. Seas FlserM Saawtag ths Increase M ths Ssatk. Chattanooga, TENN.,January 21. The Tradesman bas compiled from th? re ports of the American Iron and Steel f Association the production of pig iron in the South in 1887, representing the fol lowing States: Maryland. Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama and Texas. The total output was SK9.438 tons, an increase of 30 per cent, in two years, and represents one-eighth of the total production of the United States. The total number of furnaces in blast Janu ary 1, 1888, in the States named. charcoal, 23; coke, 30; anthracite, 1. The increase of production of 1887 over 1885 has been as follows in the States named: Maryland, 118 per cent,; Virginia, 7 per cent.; North Carolina, 103 per cent; Georgia, 21 per cent.; Ala bama, 28 per cent. ; Texas, 137 per cent. ; West Virginia, 19 per cent,; Kentucky, 11 per cent.; Tennessee, 53 per cent. Alabama produced 292,762 tons in 1887, Tennessee 250,344, Virginia 175, 713, West Virginia 82,311, Kentucky 41,- 907, Georgia 40,947. Maryland 37,47, Texas 4,383, and North Carolina, 3,640. The Tradesman reports twenty-five blast furnaces now building in the South, twenty of which will go into blast this year, and estimates the total production of the South in 18g8 at 1,154,896 tons. THE RIDEN0UR TRIAL. - Guilt sf Murasr la ths First Derse-Motion for Hvm Trial. Winchester, Va., January 21. The ury in the Ridenour murder case after being out one hour returned a verdict of murder in the first degree. Ridenour beari the Terdict without chamre of countenance. His aged mother, who has been with him during both trialx was much affected. A mo tion was immediately made by his coun sel for a new trial. Argument on the motion will be heard Tuesday. The jury agreed with one exception after hearing the opening speech of the Attor ney for the Commonwealth. R. K. Byrd, the twelfth man, did not become convinced that the murder was premedi tated till after the closing argument for the Commonwealth. The verdict could have been rendered before leaving the box. BALTIMORE'S GRAIN TRADE. Brsat Falliaa Of -Sows FNjarss Shaving Its De cile. Baltimore, January 21. It is stated by old members of the Corn and Flour Exchange that the grain trade of this port has not been so much depressed for twenty years as it is at this time. The entire receipts for the week ending to day were: Wheat, 20,244 bushels; corn, 50,462 bushels; oats, 9,200 bushels, and rye, 3,244 bushels. The sales for the same period were: Corn. 306,419 bush els; wheat, 1,162,002 bushels; oats, 11,000 bushels, and rye, 800 bushels. Apart from all other causes some as sert that the decline in receipts is due to excessive elevator charges, while others attribute it to the lack of foreign de mand. Whatever may be the cause it is certain that the grain trade has fallen off fearfully and so little interest is mani fested that members' tickets, the par value of which are 12,500. sold down to $110, and there are few seeking them at that figure. MISSISSIPPI NEWS. Jud it Casper Confirmed lor ths Saprsais Bsach , Court Dsclsisa. Jackson, Miss,, January 21. The re appointment of Judge T. C. Cooper to the Supreme bench for the term of nine years was confirmed. An important de cision was rendered by the Supreme Court to-day in the case of this State against the bondsmen of the penitentiary lessees involving the sum of $S0,000, said to be the amount due the State by the original lessees, Messrs. Hamilton, Allen & Co. The court's decision releases the bonds men, holding that the subsequent legis lation of 1884 and 1885, by which the convicts were transferred to the Gulf and Ship Island Railroad invalidates the contract as far as the liability of the bondsmen is concerned. Congressman John M. Allen was one of the principal bondsmen. CONFEDERATE REUNION Of ths Sartbsrs at Stasral William H . Jackssa's Calr Quisles. New Orleans, January 21. The sur vivors of General William II. Jackson's Confederate cavalry division have decid ed to hold a preliminary reunion here on February 13, the day before Mardi Gras, for permanent organization for future reunions. The members include many citizens in Texas, Tennessee, Louisiana and Alabama, all of whom are requested to send their names and addresses to Colonel George Morgan, chairman. No. 25 Carondelet street. New Orleans. BOARDING HOUSE BURNED. Tta Ptritk ia ths Flaaiss Tberaiaaictsr Fifty-Six Ble Zsr. Minneapolis, Jannary 21. A special to the Journal from Tower, ninety miles north of Duluth, says that the boarding house and saloon of Nelson Barnaby was burned last night. It was a rickety structure and burned so rapidly that it was with difficulty that any one es caped. Many of the inmates jumped from the upper story, but ten perished in the flames. 1 o other boarding bouses were burned, but the inmates escaped. Pecuniary Joss, $12,000. The mercury was fifty-six below and absolutely noth ing could be done to extinguish the fire. RAILROAD FATALITIES. Tares AccMtsts Near MihMks Ftas Ptosis lajarad. Oae Fatally. Milwaukee, Wis., January 21. About 7 o'clock this morning a train conveying employees of the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad to the West Milwaukee shop collided with an engine near Morrill Park. Both engines were demolished and four men were badly injured. Two freight trains on the same road collided at Oak-wood, jus sooth of the city, thia morning, derailing six cars. Nobody was hurt. At the same place this morning a brakeman was fatally crushed between two cars while coupling them. Satssaas la SL Paal. St. Paul, January 21. At 8:10 o'clock this morning, near the Fourth street tunnel in this city, the Northern Pacific express and a Short Line passenger train collided, derailing and wrecking both engines and crushing in the ends of two passenger cooches. One railroad man was killed and another badly hurt. Sev eral received minor injuries. The pas sengers escaped with a shaking up. FIRE IN TORONTO. Eitrcms Cold Frecxts ths Hot. Hamperiai the Fir MS. Montreal. Januarr 21. Bongeau x Heron's coffee mills and the premises cc cupied by the Dominion Art Furniture Company and the Menard hat and cap block manufactory were burned this morning, uwmg to l lie extremely coin weather, the thermometer registering twenty-five degrees below zero, and the hij. h wind preventing, the firemen i tier ed intensely and were greatly hampered by the hose freezing. The second, third and fourth btories of the Canada epice and coffee mills were completely gutted. Loss estimated at $200,01 iO. rKANCE AND ITALY. The Florence Difficult) Ssttlso-TNo lialtaa JudQO Traatforrtd. Paris, January 21. M. Flourens, prime minister, to-day received Count Menabrea. Italian ambassador, and it was subsequently announced that the difficulty between France and Italy arising from the Hussein incident at Florence had been settled. The Italian judge, whose action precipitated the dis pute, will be transferred to a poet where be will cot come in contact with the French consuL The Hussein succession has been arranged according to the con vention between Italy and Tunis in 16C8, the validity of which France has never contested, the Bardo treaty having recog nized all previous international con ventions and treaties. The French con sul at Florence will not be reprimanded for his action in the matter. BRACiNG WEATHER. Tsnpsratar Vtn Sultabls for Polar Baart sr Esquimau. Minneapolis, January 21. This is the coldest day ever known here. Last night reliable thermometers showed forty-eight degress below zero, and at 7 o'clock this morning the standard Government ther mometer showtd forty degrees below zero, the lowest that can be registered on There was a dense fog this morning, which is now lifting. A Chippewa Falls, Wis., special to the Journal says it was sixty-eight degrees below zero there last night. A Democratic Mayor at Kaexvlll. Knoxville, Tenn., January 21. In the municipal election held here to-day, M. J. Condon, Democrat, was elected major by 915 majority, defeating Wyman Clark, Republican. Of the nine aldermen elected six are Democrats. Condon was supported by the Democrats and Independent Republicans. Mother of Prttldtnt fiarficld Dead. Cleveland, (). .January 21. Grandma Garfield, mother of the late President James A. Gai field, died at 5 o'clock this morning, at the home of Mrs. Garfield, in Mentor. Her age was eighty-six years. She has gradually been failing during the past two months, tha result of old age. Punlthtd for Llbol. St. Petersburo, January 21. M. Feredoff, editor of the Aoroe Prcwrya, has been sentenced to six weeks' im prisonment and to fay a fine of 150 roubles for having libelled Herr Valla- ume, military attache of the German legation here. . Largo Shipyards Buraod. Paris, January 21. The great ship yards at Granville, near Havre, are burned. The sheds and entire plant are destroyed. Eight hundred wcrkmen are thrown out of employment. Msaibor at Parliament Arrested. Dublin, January 21. Patrick O'Brien member of the House of Commons was arrested at Athlona to-day, charged with having made a seditious speech on New Year's day. He was admitted to bail. Prssidoat sf a Branch Laagaa Arrotitd. Dublin, January 21. Thomas Byrne, president of the Ballinanslae branch of the National League hai been arrested on the charge of inciting ten antis to re fuse to pay rent. The t'rrenmn'a Jour' mo declares that William O'Brien is as inveterate a criminal as ever. COLD LAKE SUPERIOR. A Plango lata Its Icy waters Almost CorUia Death. Exchange. How cold the dark water of Lake Su perior m. One evening when we were ateaming across that lvke I asked the mate what was done when a man fell overboard. He cooly replied: "Noth ing. " Why?" I askel, astonished at his heart leseness. "The water of Lake Superior is o cold that a man cannot live in it during Hie liuie it takes to stop a rapidly mov ing vessel ana lower a boat, he replied. Then be added: "I have sailed on this lake for twenty years. During that time I have known many men to fall oil vessels. I know of one man only who escaped death. He was saved by sratcb. The others wera apparently kuiea by the shock producea by falling into such cehl water. He picked up an empty can to which a long string was attached, and east it ovtrDoard. The emu skipped from the crest of one wave to that of another for an instant, then dipped and filled. The noary-iieaoea mate drew that lull can up and handed it to me saying: "Take a drink of that, and then yon say what you think of your chances of swimming in Lake Superior for ten of fifteen min utes." I drank deeply, and it was as though liquid ice flowed down my tnroat." "It is aUdred." the mate said, "that this lake never gives up its dead, that to be drowned in Lake Superior is to be buried for all time. I do not know whether this is true or not, but I do know that I hav never seen a corpse floating on the lake." I wonder if that is true; 1 doubted it. hut I could find no sailor who had ever seen a dead body noaung on ine lake. THE SITUATION IH THE RUSSO-GERIAH QUARREL. Despite the Arrrvwl ef Additional stt-t'ii Trsope the) rrmmtier Oeranaay Will Xm Me Her (Copyright, ISMS, by ths New York Associated Press.) Berlin, January 21. Since the official organ of the German army, the ililita nochenUatt, gave its luminous com parison of the strength of the frontier forces of Germany and Russia, discussion of the situation has elicited nothing more definite than a semi-official statement in several papers that despite the arrival of additional Russian troops on the frontier, the German Government for the resent will not order the counter movement necessary to equalize the strength of the two forces. This is one of several indi cations that the Government believes the war lias been delayed. The reports reaching the War Office touching the breaking down of the Russian transport service, waste of munitions, defective commissi rial and starvation and disease in the Russian army enables the an nouncement to be made that Germany maintains a waiting attitude. RUSSIANS MODIFY THEIR TONE. On the Russian side the discovery that it would be impossible to open effec tually an early campaign has caused the war party to modify its tone. The Mos cow Gazette yesterday indicated the pa cific policy of Russia. It declared that peace was assured unless Russia should he provoked by the aggressive acts of her neighbors. The Novo Vremya pro- tosts that the Russian armaments are purely defensive. The Snt disatcbes the WpchenlAatV figures and tries to prove that Germany can concentrate a million men on the frontier of Poland within ten days, while Russia's huge areas of territory and imperfect means of transportation render difficult the work of mobilization. AUSTRIAN IRRESOLUTION. The postponement of the rupture is not in accordance with the strategy of the Berlin War Office, nor with the wishes of the Viennese, but continues due to the irresolution of the Austrian Government. Although convinced that war is inevitable and that it would be preferable for Austria sooner than later, Count Kalnoky persists in waiting Rus sia's time. PUBLIC SENTIMENT. Public sentiment in Vienna and at Pesth displayj irritation over the position. The Hungarian papers charge Kalnoky with too great subservience to Bismarck, and urge that action be taken without waiting for an order from Ber lin. Tle truth of the position, however, is that Bismarck has already fully poesessed Kalnoky of the fact that a German initiative to war Li impossible, leaving the Austrian Government free to open hostilities when it deems the time ripe. ZUJEFF S STATEMENT. Another version is semi-officially issued in Vienna to-night to the Russian military attache ZujefTs recent state ment that two new divisions of Russian troops had arrived at the Galician frontier. The first version of this state ment, which was also semi-officially given, was distinctly menacing. It is now stated that Zujeff , while conversing with the Austrian officials, only stated that the displacement of the divisions would be effected gradually, in the course of the present year. He further expressed . the hope, that no advance would be made, as such a movement would be weakening to Russia's de fensive position and would compel her to take larger measures. This interpre tation is obviously issued to allay the impatience of the military and political circles of Austria-Hungary, where Kal noky is becoming distrusted and plans are maturing to substitute a more ener getic minister. POLISH HOPES. Count A ndrassy will supplant Kalnoky ere long if the powerful section of active politicians succeed in their plans. Tlie Polish group in Vienna rely on Andrarsy to assist in the revival of a Polish king dom, consisting of Austrian and Russian Poland under an Austrian prince. The expectancy of the Poles rapidly increas es. Their organs in Cracow and Lem- berr, while preaching prudence, declare that the people of Poland will go solid for Austria if assured of some form of restored independence. Bishop Duna jwnski, of Cracow, who is recognized by the Poles as their ecclesiastical 1 ead er, has been entreated to assist in the de velopment of the national movement by making a public declaration. But he responds by advising the greatest re serve until events justify action. ' THE HEW SOCIALISTtO LAWS. Since the new anti-Socialistic project was placed before the Reichstag opposi tion has waxed strong from all parties except the Conservative groups. The National Liberals seem to be tending to ward a decision to reject the measure unless it is greatly modified. The se verity of the new peiuJties revolt the National Liberals, who were prepared to concede a partial prolongation of the present law. The National Liberal press joins that of the Progressionists in de manding to know on what principle the new law can punish Germans who take part in Socialistic meetings outside the empire. THE BANISHMENT PROPOSAL. Another mistake in the bill is the banishment proposal, which Is shown to be contrary to the Constitution. For in stance, it could not be enforced in Ba varia, where the Constitution assumes the absolute right of all subjects to so journ within the district in which they were born. The Reichstag's edict of ex pulsion would only operate in Bavaria under st special vote of a majority of two-thirds of the Munich Parliament. The want of uniformity in the operation of the banishing clause would be fatal to its ffi-'- The National Liberal criticism of the project has become so bitter that organizers of that party assail the general spirit of the measure. THE SOCIALIST PARTY GROWS, It ia contended that despite the law the Socialist party grows. The Govern nient is reminded of tlie failure of all its efforts to arrest an intellectual move ment by police laws, and a dfeesening of repressive measures is demanded as the wiser policy to control the Socialists. The National Liberals blame Minister Von Puttkamer as being responsible for the imprudent features of the measure. and may seize the occasion to try to get him replaced by Herr Von Bennigsen or some other leader in sympathy with their party. The result of the discon tent among this important Government group will be that the obnoxious propo sals will be abandoned, and the period of the operation of the present law be prolonged only two years. The Tayt Uatt asserts that both Bavaria and Wur tern berg opposed in the Bundesrath the expulsion clause. ADDITIONAL LOCAL. HA5DS0MILY DOSE, Mr. J. H. Gravener the Recipient of a Beautiful Water Service. Not long since Mr." J. II. Gravener, foreman of The Palatka News, as an nounced through these columns, was presented with a beautiful silver water service, consisting of a tilting pitcher, cup and tray, by the compositors of this establishment. It was ordered expressly from Messrs. Otto, Young & Co., whole sale jewelers of New York city, through Mr. John F. Speck, of this city. Yester day Mr. Speck showed us the cup which had been retained by him for the pur pose of engraving, and we can truly say it is one of the finest specimens of work manship that we have ever seen. It was of a satin grain, highly ornamented with a rich border, and upon one side was inscribed in a neat script with one ex ception in tliat the name was of a hand some German text : Presented to : J. II. . HAVENER, foreman of : Tar Palatka News. December, b7. : .................................. ......... while upon the opposite side apieared the list of donors as follows : A. E. Wattles, II. A. McKeozle, H . : C. Winters, W. J. Winters, A. T. : ; tiraveoer, F. H. ltrown. J. 8. T'.rwin, ; W. L. Herr, W. J. Kripp, O. W. : : Mitchell. . IL Itobiiuou. A. Ji. : : Maul!. T. W. Brenner. Mr. Gravener is a gentleman from Covington, Ky., and is of a quiet, genial and affable disposition, being generous to a fault. He is greatly beloved by all his workmen, and highly respected by all who have the pleasure of his ac quaintance. In speaking of the affair, it calls to mind the occasion of the presentation made upon last Christmas night. As it were, the night's work had proved one of an unusual run of matter, and for some unaccountable reason things were greatly behind, the composition, as will frequently occur, having made but slow irogresa. At or near the dawn of a new day, when all was a bujy, exciting scene, while the typos were clicking the tiny pieces of metal and pur posely grumbling on all sides at the con dition of affairs to place the foreman entirely out of patience and thereby throw him completely off the track, the chairman of the office suddenly called out "time." Instantly every printer dropped his composing stick and marched to the front, when Mr. O. B. Robinson came forward bearing in his hands the present of which we write, and with a few appropriate words suited to the occasion deposited before the bewildered recipient the object of so much assumed strife and tumult. The boys had succeeded. For once Mr. Gravener, who was completely dum founded, was at a loss to find words suffi cient to express his feelings, but stood quivering with unexpressible emotion. he having thought that, as he expressed it, as the paper was late, the men were about to take advantage of him and enter on a strike. At this juncture the managing editor, who perchance was near by, stepped quickly to his rescue, and in well chosen language responded heartily to Mr. Robinson's re marks, when cheer after cheer arose from the many throats of those partici pating in honor of the cause. Soon peace once more reigned, but air. Gravener declares to this day that it was one of the happiest events of his life. atendelssoan Qiintette Club Concert. Raleia-h (N. CJ News-Observer. Jan. 11. Every seat was occupied last night by as fine an audience as ever assemblet at the opera house. The occasion was the concert ot the world famous Mendels sohn Quintette Club, of Boston, and Jdiss Annie Carpenter, their soprano. The programme consisting of ten num bers, was almost doubled, as nearly every number was redemanded. The auartettes and quintettes played last night were listened to with breath loss admiration. There is no other organiza tion which so adequately interprets the works of the fir-eat masters. Each one of the soloists is an artist of the first rank. Gustav Hule was rapturously ap plauded after his solo on the violin. He ia one of the best violinists that bas been beard in this city. The flutist delighted all present with his sweet tones. The veteran Thomas Rvan. as always. pleased every one by the brilliancy and sympathetic tones of his clarionet, while Blu men berg gave a penonuanoon ine violinc-Iio. which was a revelation to most of the audience, as it has been the general opinion of Raleigh people that rery little independent music could be produced from that instrument; but this " -m a aA . 1 .1 a.l? gentleman orougni lortn ine root uen cate strains of harmony from this in atrument, without the accompaniment of any instrument, and displayed his thorough proficiency in the mastery of the violence I! o, and the science of mu sic In all of its departments. Last, but by no means least, we must mention the artistic singing of aims car center, who made a moat favorable im pression. both with her voice at well as her very handsome personality. She was obliged to reappear after each of her If m wnin id m-rmAiniri v irmnt. thetic and pure, and she knows how to use it to advantage. Altogether, the concert must be summed up as a genuine success, and it is to be regretted that we cannot have it repeated this season. The club is on its Southern tour, and we hope it may be greeted throughout Dixie with as enthusiastic bouses as the one it bad last night, in the capital of North Carolina. PERSONAL. Dr. E. S. CriU, State Treasurer, was on our streets yesterday. Mr. S. L. Davis, of St. Augustine, was in Palatka yesterday. The Rev. Mr. Stanton, of San Mateo was in town yesterday. Mr. Wm. J. Doig, of New York, is registered at the Saratoga. Mr. E. N. Maull. of Denver, called at The Palatka News office yesterday. Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Rodfield, of Phila delphia, have apartments at the Sara toga. Mrs. M. II. Thomas, of Savannah, is visiting Mrs. C. P. Devereaux, of this city. Mr. Sumner C Chandler, who lias lately been on a business trip North, has returned. Mr. Wm. T. Blaine, a representative of the Jacksonville riWs-raion, was doing the city yesterday. Mr. E. M. Mellor, a prominent business citizen of Sykeaville, Md., is stopping at the Hutchinson House. Mr. Bryant Gautier. of Crescent City, was in town yesterday. He retiorta everything in good condition in his sec tion. Mr. and Mrs. J. II. Nyer, of Uazleton, Fa., have returnod from a pleasant trip to Punta Gorda, and are once more registered at the Saratoga. Mr. Charles A. Hermann, of Ellicott City, Md., representing the Royal Insur ance Company, of Liverpool, is a guest of the Hutchinson House. Mrs. E. M. McKenzie, of Augusta, Ga,, was in the city yesterday, the guest of her son, Mr. IL A. McKenzie, who is an employee of The Palatka News. Mr. W. W. Stowe, of the Florida Pathfinder, and Mr. W. II. Kidd, of the Queen and Crescent route, are guests of the Phoenix. They gave The Palatka News a pleasant call last night. Mr. Wm. Hutchinson, of Crescent City, passed through the city yesterday. He goes up the river for a few days in search of recreation for the benefit of his health, which lias become iuqiaired from close confinement. UAYTONA. A Plssssnl Time Indoblsd lo The Nl- N Potto r-Tho Lorillsrds. Corrmpimdeiu- of the I'ahitkti Aw. Davtona, January 21. A soiree was held at the residence of F. A. Mann last evening to which many of our young people were invited. Among other amusements indulged in were euchre, charade and more of which none but the hospitable entertauitr could devise. At 9uW p. in. refreshments of a tempting nature were placed be. fore the company, to which they did ample justice. Those present were Mrs. and Miss LAboiteaux, Misses Carrie and Julia Smith, Miss Mattie Welsh, Horace Mann, George C. Smith, Law rence Smith, S. It. Williamson and others whose names I am . unable to re late. The guests retired when the cocks began to crow. We are greatly indebted to The New for its telegrams of warning concerning the recent would be freeze. They sue. ceeded in maLing a few orange men a little scarry but nothing more serious. In conclusion let me say that we liad no freeze as a result of the Northwestern blizzard for before evening of the proph- esitd "freezing, weather." Eurus and Zephyr came to our rescue filled cur hearts with'gladness, and our lungs with balmy air. J. T. Lew ton, of Euslis, was apjoii)tod by the conference at St. Augustine, to take the Methodist Episcopal cliarge of this place, lie v. Mr. Lewton comes to us with greeting and wishes that he may fill his appointment as satisfactorily as his illustrious predecessor. Rev. J. I'as torfield. J. M. Garland and wife returned yes terday from St. Augustine, whither they had gone to attend the Methodist Epis copal Conference and visit ths charming Ponce de Leon. Mr. Garland says that it baflles description. The Lorillards, world renowned for tobacco, with a business career covering a period of more than a century, are now stopping at the Palmetto House for the winter. They are as delighted with the pro pec as less distinguished guests. The St. Johns and Halifax bas begun to run a parlor car regularly on its trains Geraldine. Wine Priakl sr. Boston Herald. The argument made by Dr. Bartol in his sermon on Sunday, tliat it was im possible to find biblical warranty for total abstention from the use of intoxi cating beverages, would at any other time than our own strike those who heard it as an altogether uncalled-for as sertion. But for ome years past there has been a growing tendency, not only to identify the Christian churches with the cause of abstention front liqaor drinking, which is a worthy undertak taking, but to attempt to make such ab stention imperative under scriptural in junction. This ia altogether absurd. When the founder of the Christian relig ion stated that his enemies might call him a "wine bihtter" because he drank wine, he wished to show that he was not an ascetic in his habits, but partook freely, thouerh muuerately, or whatever enjoyments life had to offer. At that time it was certainly the custom Tor all people who were not vowed to a life of asceticism to drink wine, and that tho members of the Semitic race drank it to excess may be assumed by the ground . i , r t f i i taxen oy toiiamioeu, wooko religious reform has entirely changed the meth ods of life in the east, in prohibit ing the aw tn iduhkhuox uevera(TM. o aui indication of the growth and develop ment of humanity that enlightened per sona of one period regard as strievous offences defect that were hardly thought worthy of comment in precuduig pages. A Laarkable fclgat. Maoon TdeaTaph. A mule and steer hitchel to a coun try wagon ran away on Cotton avenue yesterday afternoon, and nothing in ft circus or the Alvin Joslin show could have excelled it for fun. The sides of the street were lined with people holding their sides, laughing at the sight. They were finally stopped before any damage was aone. rrotectloR. - BC LouU Republic!. The farmer lays from fifteen cents on a fifty cent nursing bottle to sixty -five cents a cubic foot on the marble for bid tombstone. t Written fur Iks Palate JVrira.1 FLORIDA PLANTS. 0r vsjttasls sad Flooar ardons-A Msdlclnal Prital Iraasurs. v a. A.sotArraasEx. r a late a, ri.A. XVU There is another plant of the genus Viola and that Is the Pansy. In the sec. tion to which itbelonm the upjer and lateral etals are directed upward, and only the lower one is directed downward, and the stigma is capitate, A great many varieties of this lovely flower are known, amongst them the common pansy, the corrolla of which does not exceed the calyx; and the garden pansy, the Mdals of which extend far Iteyond it. The size and color of the garden ianeie have been greatly varied by cultivation. The tansy has numerous names: pansy , from the French word Mser thought; heartsease love In idleness; viola tri color, and others. Oh, HeartaeaaeS Dost thou lis within that Mower, How shall 1 draw thee theucet Bo ruuch I need The healine; aid of thine enohiined power, To veil the past and bid the time (food speed. Probably ninny lovers of nature have looked down upon this well known flower with feoHugs and thought akin to those of the poet and sighed, but in vain, for the ower of extracting that auhtltt essence which should bring hack the peace of mind that lias Iteen so rudely disturbed, by some of the inevitable ills of human life. But if the plant cannot give eace it seems ever the emblem of content; it springs up and blossoms on the driest furrows, roU with beauty the neglected corner and athwnys of gar dens and hedges, and seems ever to smile with a modest and most engaging beauty. The flower lias always been held in great favor for its simpln, un pro tending beauty. It U occasionally in its wild state stained with purple, but morn usually of a pale yellow color; the iouliu notion is that it was formerly tluar white and assumed its purple stain from one of Cupid's bolts. Hhakospears in his "Midsummer Night's Dream ," al- "Vet marked I where the bolt of Cupid fell; It fell upon a little western flower, Before milk white, now purple, with Love's wound. And maidens call It 'Love lo Idleness.' M Lindley remarks: "Beautiful as pansles are to look at, they produce anything rather than heart sease if you were to - eat them, for their roots have the prop erty of producing sickness in so power ful a manner that they are sometimes used as emetics. The plant contains acrid properties and the bruised leaves are used against cutaneous affections. The herb lots a mild, sweetish mucilag inous taste and smells like the kernel of the jKiach sometimes like the flower of the orange. The flowering herb is rec ommend Jin cramps and epilepsy, and should be used as powder, decoction and tea internally as well as externally and acts as a solvent diuretic and diaphor etic remedy it hile the root is used as an emotic. PR1MCLA VEttM TBB PRI MRONE, is' another chief ornament of the early spring and is always greeted with glad thoughts. It is a native of Eurojio and may be found very often in nearly every garden of the North, very seldom we find it in the South, and yet it may be raised very easily even in Palatka. The seed if sown In the month of June in a shady situation commences to Keruifn ate soon, the young plants need trans planting, shade and water during the summer months, rest in October and November and transplanting again by tne middle of December and by the mid dle of February its fresh green embossed leaves and tufts of delicate flowers will decorate your garden with beauty. By this simple treatment I saved from my twenty-eight seedlings of hist year twenty-four healthy strong plants. Cole ridge speaks of the first primrose "us gleaming on the soul-like a ray of sud den gladness. The reapjH-arance of the flower In early iring often awakens pleasant thoughts of the happy days of childhood when these early flowers' were prized as treasures Indeed, The gleam of gladness that shot into the heart of the poet might have originated from such remembrances, orjviewing the (lower as an emblem of the freshness and beauty of the returning spring. Car- rington thus gives utterance to this pleasurable sensation : weloome sprtnir! Who strays amid thy empire and feels not Divine Miiwtttoiw? Keels not lite renewed At all Its thousand foiuilaiusr Whooan bathe His lirnw in thy youris breexe and not lilesa The new bora impulse .which ives wliiss t tnouyni And pulse to action?" Great is the number of specie of the primrose, scattered over the world, great the number of those cultivated in gar dens, plants with flowers of ttte most beautiful sliades and colors, even the flowers of the wild primrose commonly called "cowslip" assumes in a iieculiar soil a chocolate color. The calyx of the primrose is monosepalous and form a tube terminated at the summit by five lobes. The corolla is monottetalous, five stamens are Inserted upon the tube of the corolla opposite the lobes. The pis til presents a sujerior ovary, surmounted by a more or loss elongated style. 1 he ovary is unilocularand has in its interior a large free central placenta, it Is rilled with a great number of ovules. Ihe fruit is a cawule. with five valves, open ing at the summit, through w hich the seeds, which are supplied with a fleshy albumen ehveloping a straight embryo, are suffered to escape. It is a curious fact tliat nearly every animal rejects the plant as food. The root lias a power ful scent of anis, and the flowers contain sedative properties. When fermented with sugar they form a sorific domestic wine used for wheys. The root has a bitter taste and Is recommended in a crushed state as a sternutatory; while the leaves are employed in nervousness trembling of the limbs, in dizziness ami palsy, in diseases of the bladder and hi nephritic disorders. Leaves and flowers seethed and used externally in form of a bath are of good eervios in megrim, in pains of the joints and wounds. The dis tilled water obtained from the flowers Is highly recommended to those who have hare become applexed and to those w ho have to suffer a great deal with head ache, if used Internally as tea and est r nally applied to the forehead.