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DAILY ' NEW 1 TELA VOLiUMK IV CITT DlRECJoaT. AP0THEC."'3. Hotit bwt-et corner Lmmm an3 Front. K,rtihiJit,ionw Lemon rut Front. ".i&rdeor. uortoofpostoOlce. - Imon street. Bu Uk. VLtri. I- street. ATTOBNETS CHPN BulUlla. v r l- Li'rU H B- . . iaii WotT. temo" street; ofnce upeUlrs. SAM60B OBANGC BOXES. "522S Laurel near J T K W depot. BANKS. FIRST NATIONAL BASK. VIT j W"5' Prwuuent, Front street BARBERS. "mTmVrlet. opposite Putnsm Hou. MO UK, "HA.NK Jraia block. Lemon street. BOARD OF TRADE. ' will be cheerfully suppluwi. B0ARBIN6 MOUSES. "lrSn. !2SS H'oo.W.trar-d Male BOOKS AND STATIONERY. lWiFt.C-t door to post offlc-. BOOTS ANO SHOES. VATTEHUN. H T Murs"DS bloL-k, Lemon street. BOOK BINOEBS. PALATKA NEWS PUBLISHING COMPANT. UuhX street. BOOT ANO SHOE aUKINB ANO REPAIRING. LAKniitIi"Edo thot First Nat Ban Ln strtli Putnam House. CANDY MANUFACTURERS. M jT"s Lemonreet. Glllis block. ClfiARS AND TOBACCOS. .treet. op Putn.ni MELi.JnAJreSt. oppo-t. Court Hoi M1N "' Lemon'street. Gillia block. CISTERNS AND TANKS. TAAtFj proprietor. W.ter street, near JTtKW depot. CIVIL ENGINEERING. J08CUy"'u'rViTor. Noa. S sod 4 Morajpie block, over Kerstlng-'s. . CLOTHINO AND CENTS" FWRNISHIN6S. g,OEH. MARCCB till In btm-a. Lemon street. ZACHAHIAS.A No 1 Lemou street. CONFECTIONERY. MERRYPAT, W A Lemon street, corner of fleoomi CROCKERY. aicsmsn-Kcnner'.y block, lemon street DENTAL RCi v3. Mornirne bloc k. Uraoii t tr . t, upstairs. ROHKSHKKu. Oil W II Hk-kmau block Lemon fti 'tt. uiialr. ORY goc: J. DEVERECX. C P Lemon street Pkuvnix block Lemon i-tiot t 6 RAIN, HAY. ETC. r EtlTREES A CO., Koot ol Laurel street, iicur J T 4 K " K i CROCEHj. DTJNN. JOHN T Next to ix wt ofllce, t n nt street HAGAN. J w l.enioii street, onrner r,I Jiu.es HAnH CON BHOtA l Mveiiix block, Lemou mvect . "n;vr. A V !' s Nock, f.Ht of Lt inoa atreet PETF.KMANN. HEN If , , I,enioii street, southeast corner of First AOohltO Nl'.NUKB lltekman-Keunerlv block, Leraon street rHK.LI.KY. J H t)ppotiite.Stouthern Express Company CUN LOCKSMITHS. Lemon street, opposite Putnam House HARDWARE. GRIFFIN A PARKER t'loriila Southern building1. Water street LANF, ET Hart's block. Water street HARNESS AND SADDLES. BANTiEIWON, R C -- upposite Putnam House, Lemon street HOTELS. CANOVA HfrsE . j A P Cnnova, prop, eor Reid anil Second sts CARI.ETON MM .. Andrew Shelley, prop, Court Hww block, Orange street HOTEL PIM EN IX John Mixler. prop, ror MmoB and water 0A&ATOUA HOTEL. MJ. A 8 Ws-hbnrn, proprietor. Kront mreet corner of w uluim THE WEST ENr. Firt-clH lloanlinw for faiuilies, cor of lxle and Erumett streets ICE. PALATKA H'E FACTORY, L C fanora, manager, Laurel it, t et River and Lmmett INSURANCE. CART.ETON KENNERLT K'XimS. Kennorlv-Hickman blk. Lemon st HTI.LIAKU A 0.,t'HAH M p.ilrttka National ituuk buildinir. Front st WEItlL W J Poet office bullilina JEWELRY. HEATH. O E l-m-n street, opposite Putnam House SPFA K.JOHN V Front street, four doors south of Lemon JOB PRINTING. PALATKA NEWS PUBLISHING COMPANT 1U-U street LIVERY STABLES. OEM CTTT LIVERY AND SALE STABLE Near J T K W depot. First street MERWINAtSON Lemon street, between Third and Fourth RAMSAI ER. J M Corner of Hetd and Secon street LIME. EATOS. CHA V. Aoist Fot u Laurel street LUMBER. IK) YD. I A Hiver street, next t.) Gas Works MEAT MARKETS. BECK J r Oe'neral market. Court House blk. Lemon CRAKES. W B VstnutriT Gem City market. Water street CtTMMIMiS 4 O . , I-moii street, two d. ors west of Jones GOODSON CO.. M 0 No Uti Front street MURRAY, THOMAS Lemon Mwt, between Third and Fourth MILLINERY ANO FANCY COODS. HOl.BROOK. MRS THO -4 Front street, opposite Put . mm House PAINTS. OILS AKO AETJSTS' MATERIALS BARNES. K Palatka National r. : '-. .1 tuUHn- Front t PHOicea . 3 JIANOOLD. J O K en nerl t - H if kman !;. I.cmoa strwt PHYSIC' 3t)tF, TH A L. Homkoi : ! -t. Rnum blM-k, Lemou -1 . i -CYKCS. It W H Muracrne block, Len'-ou privet, upstairs seal Ei: :- BLTtT. JAWS Town lot. Pnlatka I t HEALY TRIAY Krl of Trs-le Room, STAFKOItl. O II .:t:t. i.nt street Palatka National K i:k t iiiU'inif. Front t SALCCI.S. EDWARDS, AN CO.. Hart's bl.x k. Water street IDAHO CAL'KIN Twin HaltTK-ttues, Lemon street MCOILL, JOHN Lemon street, near J T & K W junction SASH. DOORS ANO LLIKDS BARNFS. R K Palatka National Bank building-. Front st TAILORING. riNNINOER. C A Over Losb'tl store, Lt-mon street, upstairs TAXIDERMIST. FRY. W 8 Front street, three doors south of Lemon UNDERTAKERS AND EMBALMERS. NOW. W C No HO Front street . WACO FACTORY. BACK A MARTIN Hirer street, near Gas Yforks WOOD YARD ALTON. M H I ootH Adams nst. SNOW STORM. SOMETHING LIKE A BLIZZARD. FROM MAINE TO PENNSYLVANIA COVERED. Kmmtit Kts ltrtA Isspatahl-Trains Be- hls.l Tim and Stack rast la lriit- Bmmm Mill ratlins- Boston, 31 ass.. January 26. lie Dorts thin morninar from tarioua points in llaine, Ntw Hampshire and Vermont state that" the heaviest now storm for year prerailed nearly all nitci.t in nuwt places. It is still snow ing. The snow fell from fifteen to eighteen inches and trarel b greatly im peded. Many trains have cnt irely sus pended and the highways are practically impassable. A dixpatch from Bellows Falls, Vt-, says a solid blockade of snow exists in all directions to-day. There was previously alout two feet on the ground and last night a heavy fall of eighteen inches was added to the pre vious amount. It is still snowing and a high wind is piling it up in all directions. No trains have arrived or left on any of the roads. The same conditions are reported within a radious of twenty-five miles. TWO FEET Or SNOW FALLEN. All trains from the north and east are from four to eight hours late, ana on many roads all freight trains have been abandoned. At Old Orchard a snow plow with three engines attached is fast in a snow bank and almost hid len from view. The snow is liitht and drifts badly. Hie wind is high and about two feet of snow has already fallen and still no signs of a let up. It U the worst btorna tluit has visited New England in thirty-five years. ROADS BLOCKADED. Biddeford, Me., rejiorts that the roads are everywhere blockaded, an 1 up to 11 o'clock to-day no train has passed there over either division of the Boston and Mine. The morning express, which left Portland at 1 -.30, is snowed in near Old Orchard. Help has been telegraphed for and help and snow plows sent from Portland. The streets about the city are almoet impassable and none of the schools are in session. RAILROADS IN BAD CONDITION. N F.w York, January 26. Reports from eastern and northern New York show that the storm ii almost as severe in these sections as it is in New England. It began lat night and by morning over a foot of snow had fallen. A high wind then set in and the snow is piling up in great drifts. A dispatch from Albany says that all railroads centering there are in bad con dition and trains are many hours late. A high win. I is making matters worse each hour. The Associated Press corre poudent at Middletown reports the limited expret-s from St. Louis on the Erie Kail way fast in a snow drift one mile west of that city. The trnck at th.it place crosses low, flat mea lows, and the high wind has drifted the snow until it is higher than the cats. The limited had been in the drift over three hours when the dis patch was sent, and as the drifts are growing larger the prospects for its get ting out soon are poor. Three other trains are stalled at the same place. ALL IREIUHT TRAINS ABANDONED. Pokt Jarvis. N. Y., January 28. Snow began falling at 6 p. m. yesterday and continued this morning, eiht inches being added to the mass already on the ground. Early this morning the wind legan blowing furiously from the west, making huge drifts. Travel on the Erie Railway is almost suspended. No trains from New York have reached here, though some have got within a few utiles of the village. An express train from the West, which passed through here at 10 o'clock this morning is stalled in a snow bunk. WHb the aid of two engines it made but six miles all day. More than a dozen engines on the moun tain side near this place are making ef forts to get through, aided by all , the men possible to be secured. All freight trains have been abandoned. The drifts on the railr ad in many places are ten feet deep. It is the worst block since 1ST7. THE WORST I TEARS. Whitehall, N. Y January 26. A terrible snow storm is raging along the west shore of Lake (. hampl.iin. It is the worst storm that has visited this section in rears. Two feet ol snow lias airea iy fallen. It is drifting badly ami trains are many hours late. CONDITION AT CONCORD. Coscord, N. II.. January 20. A freight train is tl the track on the Northern Railroad at Ea-it Andover. This, in addition to the storm, will effoctually block the road. No trains have reached here since last night over the White Mountain division of the Bos ton and lioweli Railroad, and none have been sent out. The snow still continues and the wind has increased in force. COUNTRY ROADS IMPASSABLE. Readino, Pa., January J6. The worst snow storm that has visited this section for several years prevailed here to-day. It was only about one foot deep on a level, but it drifted to such an extent and was accompanied by such a violent windftha: tome of the country roads are simply impassable. Trains on the Read ing Railroad and branches were all late from thirty minutes to two hours, and on the Reading and Columbia Railroad the train which was due here at 2:30 o'clock tltls afternoon is not expected in to-night, as it is lying between two snow dnlts at Marietta Junction. At some places) along the railroad the snow has drifted ten and fifteen feet deep. A I similar state of affairs exrtts throughout the coal regions, and in consequence not a single colliery was in operation this afternoon and not a ton of cool has been PALATKA, FLORIDA. FRIDAY MORNING, JANUARY 27, 18SS. T shipped since yesterday. Two furnaces at Cornwall, Lebanon County, and one at Chestnut Hill, near Columbia, blew out to-day because of scarcity of coal. DECLINE TO RUN. Or. Kisst sM Ex-Cs. Flaa4ers tefasa ths Rs ssbllesa Roailnatiss New Orleans, January II. C. Minot. who was nominated yesterday by the Reublican State Convention for tlje office of Lieut. Governor, stated to day that be would not. under any con sideration, permit the use of his tame on the ticket. Ex-Governor Flanders, who is on the ticket for the office of Superintendent of Public Education, will . also decline, according to state ments of his friends. The First Congressional District, Con vention yesterday adopted a preamble and resolutions denouncing J. Hale Sy pher for assuming to represent the Re publicans of Louisiana. lie is declareL among other things to be a non-resident. Henry Groeliel & Co., who some time ago asked for an extension, have made an assignment for the benefit of their creditors. Assets $108,000, liabilities $149,000. THE PRICE OF COAL Rs Reason lor H!Hh Priest Exctpt thsl of Kaniss- latioa. Philadelphia, January 26 The strike of the miners and railroad hands em ployed on the Reading system is in much the same unsett'ed condition as ever. The officers of the company are very ret icent and confine themselves to the state ment that there is no change in the sit uation. If they have any intimation that there is any project either of settle ment or of a longer continuance of the deadlock they are careful not to let any one know it. Shipments of coal con tinue to increase and dealers say there is no reason for the high retail price of coal other than a combination amongst the wholesale dealers. The miners' strike was a very good excuse for this combi nation, and for a time great scarcity of coal existed, but the outputs of other mines have been so largely increased that the supply is more than equal to the demand, and but for manipulation prices wouM soon steady themselves near the old figures. TROUBLESOME QUESTION SETTLED. Sacrtfary ot ths Nat) Otosrs First Paywsnt os ths Pstrsl. WAsmNoTON, January 26. The Secre tary of the Navy to-day settled a trouble some question in regard to gunboat No. 2 (the Petrel), now being constructed at Baltimore by the Columbia Iron Works. The contract price for this vessel was $247,000, and the time for her comple tion expired December 22 1 List. The work of construction has been very much delayed, and the vest-el is now scarcely more than one-tenth com pleted. The contractors are subject to a penalty of $23 per day for six months after the expiration of the limit fixed for the com pletion of the vessel. After the six months, the penalty Ls gradually in creased for each day's delay until at the end of two years it amounts to $200 per day. In view of these increasing forfeits the question arose as to the propriety of making the ten per cent, payment usu ally allowed for such work where it is one-tenth completed. The Secretary as certained that there was no risk involved in making the first payment, and to-day directed that it be made. It is expected that the contractors will ask to have the contract tiuie extended in order to be Iieved from the accruing penalties but so far they have not done so. WARMING DYNAMITE. Ssral Killed an Others Woanats ) Ps'.ting ths Stuf sa a Stooo. Pittsbcro, January 26. A terrific ex plosion of dynamite occurred this morn ing at the Carbon Limestone Company quarries. located on the line of the Pitts burg and Lake Erie Road, about ten miles from Youngstown, Ohio. The foreman of the company placed twenty sticks of dynamite on a stove in a shanty in which five Italians were lounging. An explosion occurred and the shanty was blown to pieces. Masters was picked up some twenty feet away. Life was extinct, his body being horribly mangled. All the Italians were more or less injured, nearly all having their legs and arms broken. Two, it is thought. will die. The accident was caused by Masters failing to obey orders in regard to dynamite. SAVANNAH RIVER ASSOCIATION. Psrmsnsnt Orgjnitatlo FsrsisS Will Meat at Auf stta la Octsbsr. Acovsta, January 26. The second day's session of the Savannah Valley As sociation was largely attended, a num ber of additional delegates having arrived since yesterday from counties in South Caro'ina and Georgia. The Committee on Statistics and Reso lutions, appointed yesterday, made a report, in which it recommended that another convention be called for next October, during Augusta's national ex position, and that delegates be invited, not or ly from the counties in the Sa vannah valley, but from every county in South Carolina and Georgia. It also recommended that a permanent organi zation be formed, to be known as the Savannah River Association. Both of these recommendation! were adopted. Patrick Walsh was then elected presi dent of the Savannah River Association, and M. V. Col v in secretary and treas urer. A vice president was appointed from every county in each of the States represented in the convention, and an executive committee of nine was chosen to prepare a memorial to Congress and collect statistics. The convention was attended by the leading men from various parts) of Georgia and South Carolina, and its pro ceedings were harmonious throughout. It ended to-night with a banquet at the Arlington HoteL Faaa la aM of Hoa Vendors. Dcblin, January 28. United Ireland has opened a fund in aid of news venders prosecuted under the Crimes act, head ins; the list with a subscription of 100. FROM JACKSONVILLE. Oranft Trass tor California Vslssla Suk-Trssical. .ixvfetf to the Palatka .Tnn. Oat at tks Jacksonville, January 26. Mc Brule shipped 1,300 orange tree to California to-day. CoL Roberts, of the Oxford, suddenly closed his hotel and left town to-day, it proving a failure. He went to Winter Park. To-morrow is Volusia Coonty day at the Sub-Tropical, and the indications are that her citizens will turn out in force. W. STEALING BY WHOLESALE. Bainbrlds. 0.. Ccl Cftt In Coal, hut Not la Bar ins it. Sprixofield. O., January 26. An ex tensive and systematic coal steal has been discovered at Bainbridge, Ross County, Ohio. A carload of coal would at times disappear in a single night, and the peculations becama soextensive that the railroad company employed detec tives to unearth the thieves. The re sult has been the arrest of fifteen promi nent citizens of Bainbridge, including the city marshal, a hotel proprietor and a Presbyterian preacher. The detectives say that half of the citizens of the town are implicated in the steal. The pecula tions amount to many hundreds of dol lars and the extent of them may be im agined when it is known that although coal is universally used in Bainbridge, not a single carload has been billed to a resident of that place this winter. BILL REGULATING TELEGRAPHS. Proposs to Gio ths Intsr-Stats Commerce Com mission Control ol Thorn. Washington, January 26. A bill was introduced in the Senate to-day by Mr. Spooner, of Wisconsin, to regulate com merce carried on by telegraph. It places the business of telegraphing, so far as re gards traffic between two or more Statee, under the control of the Inter State Commerce Commission, which is given extensive and clearly defined powers to control tariffs, redress grievances, etc. Fi.-o in Pittsburg. Pittsbcro, January 26. Fire broke out this morning in Dalzell & Co.'s oil warehouse and resulted in the total de. struction of the building, together with an adjoining structure on First avenue occupied by the Anchor Taste Company. Dalzell & Co. w ill lone $ 10,000 on the building ami their stock; the Anchor Paste Company loses $3,000, insured for $2,500; Wampoll & Co., glass manufac turers, lose $2,000; Sheriff Sfc Co., brass finishers, lose $2,000, which is nearly covered by the insurance. The Mea will Stan bi the Union. Milwackee, January 26. Brewers' Union No. 9, whose membership includes all brewers employed in this city, held a largely attended meeting last night and decided unanimously to stand by the union, as the employing brewers gave them notice Tuesday that they must either leave their employ or desert the union. The result will undoubtedly be a ockout. Heaty Ico In Chesapesk Bay. Baltimore, January 26. The ice in the Patapsco River and Chesapeake Bay is so heavy that few vessels venture up or oown. A large neet ol scnooners is reKrted in the bay, and the Ell wood Harlow from New York for this port, stop'ied at Annapolis last night. Ice boats are constantly at work to keep open the track to open water in the bay. Pike Count), K.. an ths Hatftel. Louisville, Kv., January 26. The officials of Pike County have applied to the Governor 'or troops to defend the people against the Hatfield gang. Troops were refused, tut the people were given permission to arm themselves. The sheriff of Pike County has invaded West Virginia to capture the outlaws, but a West Virginia sheriff is out with a posee to drive him back to Kentucky. Deata el Rev. P. P. Mell. Atlanta, January 26. Rev. P. P. Mell, Chancellor of the University of Georgia, and for many years President of the Southf-m Baptl t Association, died at his home in Athens, Georgia, this morning after a long illness. He was the author of "Mell's Parliamentary Practice" and of several religious works, and was for a long time recognized as head of the Baptist Church of the South. Verdict Against Bradstreot. Atlanta, January 26. James John son, of this city, recently sued . Brad street's Mercantile Agency for defama tion of character, in publishing him. 1 le lost his case in the lower court, but on appeal to the Supreme Court, he obtained a decision to the effect that Bra 1st reet's business is not a privileged one. Under this ruling, the jury to-day gave him a verdict against the Brad.street Company for $5,000. Fiftv Vessels in the Ice. Newport, R. I., January 26. The schooner J. Kennedy, from Calais for New York, arrived here during the night. The captain reports fifty vessels in ice on Nantucket Shoals, and Le thinks they must have gone ashore this morning. Reward for the Murderer of McNeill. Paris, January 26. The French Gov ernment, contrary to its custom, has consented to olTer a reward for the dis covery of tlte murderers of Archibald McNeill, the English reporter, whose bod v was found on the beach at Bou logne, a few weeks ago. Smith's Letter to tfc Coasenalivea. London, January 26. Wm. Henry Smith, First Lord of the Treasury and Government leader in the House of Commons, in a letter urges all Conser vative members to be present in Par' liament Febtuary 9, when questions of the utmost importance will be sub mitted. Gale la England. London, January 26. A gale prevaila throughout England. Some casualties of minor importance have been reported. It is especially severe on the Welsh coast. Several vessels are ashore on the north coaat of Wales. NOT MUCH DONE. SENATE INCREASES DEAF PENSIONS Tbo Hnii r-aaaee Bill Boaralatlaa; tho Fractico) la Cams Kosaavod from kltas m Fodoral Caarta. SENATE. Washington, January 26. Senator Allison, from the Committee on Appro priations, reported back the House bill to carry into effect the provisions of the act of the 2d of March, 1887, in re gard to experimental stations at agri cultural colleges. Placed on the calen dar. INCREASING PENSIONS FOR DEAFNESS. On motion of Mr. Quay, the Senate took from the calendar and passed the bill increasing the pension for total deafness to $30 a month (from $13) and allowing a proportionate rating for par tial deafness. He stated that the entire increased expense to the Treasury under the bill would not exceed $100,000 a year. BILLS ON THE CALENDAR. The calendar was then taken up and the bills thereon taken up in their regular order, those objected to being laid aside without action. A number of tills of local interest were passed. MRS. LOOAN'S PENSION. The Senate then took up the bill giv ing a pension of $2,000 yearly to the widow of General John A. Logan. After a long debate Mr. Berry called for the yeas and nays on the passage of the bill and the bill was aised yeas, 55; nays, 7. The negative votes were given by Berry, Coke, Colquitt, Harris, Reagan, Saulaburv and Vance. increasing sirs, blair's pension. On motion of Mr. Vest, a like bill, in creasing to $2,000 a year the pension of the widow of General Frank P. Blair, was passed by a vote of 54 to 6 (Sauls bury not voting). The Senate then took up the Blair Educational bill, but soon proceeded to the consideration of executive business. The doors were soon o ened and Mr. Blair proceeded with his remarks. BADOEKINO BLAIR. The remarks of Blair on the subject of Northern capitalists in the South were interpreted by Mr. Dawes as meaning that these Northern capitalists were in fluenced only by money making consid erations and cared little for the promo- ion of popular education in that sec tion. Dawes inquired what Blair really meant in that connection, and was as sured by Blair that he had said nothing which would justify such an interpre tation. Mr. Hawley subsequently noticed the same point, and Blair complained tliat both had attempted to place him in a false attitude. Mr. Hawley assured him that he meant nothing of the kind. He did not mebn that the Senator from New Hampshire had said anything more than that Northern men went to the South with their capital in an ordinary mer cantile way, or, in Blair's own words, for the purpose of "self -appropriation to make monev. He (Hawley) said that they carried with them a higher purpose than that of mere money making, and he instanced the Anniston and Shelby iron works in Alabama as places built up by Connecticut capital, and where churches and schools were well sus tained. In concluding his speech Mr. Blair said he had confined himself to the pre sentation of testimony, that if ever there was need of national aid to education, that need had rather increased than di minished. ADJOURNMENT. Mr. Morgan obtained the floor but yielded to a motion to adjourn, and the Senate at 4:43 adjourned till Monday. confirmations. The Senate has confirmed the nomina tion of Martin V. Mjnticomery as Asso ciate Justice of the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia, and John Blair Hoge as United States Attorney for the District of Colorado; M. Parks, of Vir ginia, supervisirg inspector oi steam vessels for the Third District; E. F. Bingham, of Ohio, to be Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia; N. W. McConnell, of Ten- nesee. Chief Justice of Montana. HOUSE. Washington, January 23. The morn ing hour was consumed in debating the bill affecting the title.to a small tract of land in Kansas reserved for some New York Indians, who never occupied the lands. The bill was finally passed. discharged from consideration. The Committee on Foreign Affairs was discharged, at its own request, from further consideration of the bill incor porating the Maritime Canal Company of Nicaragua, and the same was referred to the Committee on Commerce. Consideration of unfinished business Wilkins Banking bill was postponed on account of the absence of Mr. W ilk- ins, who is nnwelL REOCLATINO PRACTICE IN SLTTS. On motion of Mr. Wise, of Virginia, the bill was passed regulating the prac tice in rases removed from State to Fed eral courts. It provides that the plain tiff shall not be required to cive security for costs of suit if he be a citizen of the State in which the suit was brought. PARIS INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION. Mr. Belmont, from the Committee on Foreign Affairs, reported the joint reso lution accepting the invitation of the French republic to take part in the in ternational exhibition, to be held in Paris in 1$9, and appropriating $200,- 000 to enable the United States to par ticipate. APPROPRIATION FOR THE HARTFORD. On motion of Mr. Whittborne, of Ten nease, the bill was passed appropriatiaa: $175,000 for the repair of the United States war steamship Hartford. PUBLIC BCTLDINtM RESOLCTION. The Speaker protein, stated tberegular order to be the umasidHratfcrsa of the reso- lution setting apart Februaxv 51st. after me morning Hour, and each day there after until further order for the consider ation of bills reported from the Commit tee on Public Buildings and Grounds, but not to interfere with revenue or gen eral appropriation bills. Mr. Randall suggested that the House had better adjourn, and he made a mo tion to that effect, which was defeated. Filibustering i. tot ions were then en tered upon by Mr. Bland, but were re peatedly voted down Build much noise ana confusion. ADIOCBNED. Finally, at 5 o'clock, the House ad journed until to-morrow without action on the resolution. LOUISIANA REPUBLICAN TICKET. Consented Sketches of la Candidates Delegates t the Chicago Convention. New Orleans, January 26. The Re publican convention completed its labors about 1 o'clock this morning and ad journed. The following . delegates at large to the Chicago convention were elected: W. P. Kellogg, P. F. Herwig. p. B. 8. Pinchback, and Col. James Lewis. Gov ernor Warmouth was not on the floor of the convention. He has been in poor health for some time, and yesterday af ternoon was confined to his room. Col. Frank Morrey, in an interview last night, stated that a number of prom inent Republicans were with Minor at a late hour Tuesday night, using every ar gument to induce him to accept the first place on the Republican ticket, but he declined to allow his name to be used upon the ground that the planting inter ests of himself and members of his fam ily would require so much of his time that he could not possibly give propt r attention to the duties of Governor. It was with great reluctance that Minor consented to take the second place on the ticket. The nominees may be des cribed as follows: Mr. Minor, who is about forty-three years of age, is one of the most success ful and wealthy sugar planters in the State. Mr. Patty, who is the only colored man on the ticket, is an attorney prac ticing law in St. Mary's and adjacent parishes. He was born in St. Mary's Parish. He is a graduate of Straight Universitv and about thirtv vears old. Mr. Hero is a native of New Orleans and a well known notary. During the war he was a major commanding a bat tery of the famous Washington Artil lery in the Army of Northern Virginia. Forsythe is a native of Ireland and fifty years old. He is a luniWrman and merchant, and was at one time State Senator. Wylie, aged about fifty, is a wealthy cotton planter, and has for eight years been Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Louisiana. Flanders is an ex-Governor of Louisi ana, anil ex-mayor of New Orleans, and formerly was Ui.ited States Sul-Tre'is-urer at New Orb in-i. Warrants Secret!, Obtained. London, January 26. It is stated that warrants have U en secretly oMvned in England for the tirrest of six Irib mem bers of Parliament and magistrates, who are now in hid in;'. Did Nat Ceclino ' Attend. London, Janu .ry 26. The Marquis of Ripon, in his epc-ch at Ely last night. denied the rejxnt that he bad declined to attend the Nationalist banquet to be bold in Dublin because the usual toast to the Queen was to be omitted. He said he had never been invited to tho banquet. Leslie Michel's Soft Heart. Paris, January 26. Louise Michel is making every endeavor to obtain the release of her would-be assasdn, Lucas. Priests Eatitlod I Merry. Paris. January 26. The Court of Ap peals has decided that priests in France are entitled to enter in the married state. CONDENSED DISPATCHES. Senator Ransom was yesterday morn ing authorized by the Commerce Com mittee to report favorably a bill provid i ng for the construction of a $500,OtX light house off Cape Hatteras. The President yesterday isxued an or der directing the relief of Major Wm. Ludlow, Corps of Engineers, as Engineer Commissioner of the District of Colom bia, and detailing Major Charles W. Rogmond, Corps of Engineers, now on duty in this city, to succeed him. Senator Gorman, from the Committee on Commerce, reported favorably yes terday a bill to appropriate $W,000 for a first-class lightship and steam fog signal off False Cape, Vs. The latest advices from Victoria, B. C, say that thirty-five miners perished in Tuesday's disaster at the Wellington Colliery. John Wilson, a wealthy bachelor of Montgomery County, Ala., who died Wednesday, left his entire fortune of $72,000 to the Orphan's Home and the institution for the deaf, dumb and blind children in Montgomery. John Barrow, the train roblier, who escaped from the police last Sunday night, after shooting one of bis pursuers, is still at large, but a posse of citizens are scouring the country in search of him. Judge W. G. Wylie, of Ear Carroll Parish, La., states that be will not ac cept the nomination for Attorney Gen eral on the Republican ticket and would not be a candidate under any circum stances. Baptized by Prexy. Barrodob ira- (Sr.) Democrat. . Two brothers, not living more than fifty miles from Uarrodaburt:, look so mucn auice t: at wnen one oi utem joined the Baptist Church and was about to be imt lersed. be foand that be had no clothes suitable for the occasion, as be expressed it. and paid his brother ten rents to Le baptized in bin place, which was done. This story seem in credible, but it is nevertheless the fact. and would nev -r have been found out had not one of the brothers gotten angry and g' it away. The Mmfwnmp Hears Frem. Philadelphia Time. Advices from the Mugwump indicate that be will reapper, tax receipt and all. anoat govern ner a. ADDITIONAL LOCAL. Deata ofJudge Baldwin. Judtre J. R. Baldwin died suddenly at 11:30 o'clock la.t night at hi residence in the Hammock. He was seized with an apoplectic stroke about two hours be fore while apjiarently in his usual health. Attempting to rise from his chair to go to bed be suddenly found himself en tirely powerless. He w as helped to bed where he rapidly became worse and was soon unconscious. He bad had two paralytic stroke before and his right sale had been affected for some time. Judge Baldwin was from Patterson. N. nut had resided for some years in Pa Lttka, where he has many friends who will read this notice of his death with genuine regret. Mayor's Court. In the Mayor's court yesterday, the Bjllowmg victims were tried and dis posed of: Charles Shepherd, for the use of pre- fane language and disturbing the 'uce, was subjected to a fine of ti and costs, Sammy Small, alias Johnson, alleged wnoiesaie thicken raiser, for resisting the officer in the performance of his duty and indulging in profanity; also for being intoxicated, was tried. In order that he might have time to sleep off his drunken stuper, his case was laid over untU to-morrow morning. There were two other cases of minor iuiitortance, the charges being that of cursing and disorderly conduct for w hich each w ere fined $1 and costs. 0JK WASHINGTON LETTER. About Carlisle-Animus of tho Bepubllcer.i-The Ne York World. Sjxridl i'lirrrtf'tiitrnce of ths I'uhUhn NVtra. Washington, January 21. The concerted action vl the iioorold Republican party in the House during the past two days is not in the least surprising. Tis the last straw that breaks the camel's back. It is x.-uliarly interesting to know that the Democrat have a leader in w hom they have Im plicit faith. The Elections Committee make a re. port favoring Carlisle in which they cite the evi.lence brought forward and prec edent established in former (Vingressos. Judge McCrary w ho represented Iowa in years before the Presidential steal ot 1876, a a Republican, was chairman of the Elections Committee, made several reports of cases similar to this and the precedents established by this able jurist are now repudiated by his own party friends. THOEBE'S OPPOKTl'NITY. Mr. Thoebe luis lieen afforded every opportunity to convince the jury that ie, and not Curlisle, was elcct-d to the Fiftieth Congress from tho Sixth Dis trict of Kentucky, but up to date has siniplj shown to tho atirf action of all that he has rested his case un mere mamative bubbles which have been pricked by the sharp and very truthful statement made by the Speaker and bis competent legal adviser. KEPIBUCAN TACTICS. The question recurring upon the mo tion to seat Carlisle the Republicans could do naught but refrain from voting, thereby breaking the quorum. They were exceedingly successful in this move and supplemented it lo-duy by a similar mode of procedure. This difficulty will tx) overcome by full Democratic membership on next Monday, twenty absent meuilsT having to-day been telegraphed that their aer vices were liodly needed. MISREPRESENT ATIOV AND HYI-OCR18Y. Mr. Thoelie is a poor deluded workman. urgi-d onward in his attempt to gain fame and notoriety by designing mem bers of the legal profession, who see their way clear to a full mckethook and a season of excitement, and tho Repub lican party, with a venom that Is acond nature to the critter, has commenced a warfare lioscd ujkhi misrepresentation and hypocrisy. t;ib ending or it. TJiere is but one ending to this affair. and though it luis been delayed by these parliamentary practices, it will conclude with the seating of our honored Speaker who even now lies ujkjii his bed of sick ness, superinduced by a pow-erful strain upon his physical and mental capucities, caused by this and other important mat ters which affect the public weal. It is to be earnestly prayed that his life may be spared the country, and that the efforts of his faithful friends will soon yield to him the jaliii of victory which has been proven of right belongs to him. Long live our able and Democratic Speaker! FACTS WHICH ARK NOT FACTS, The New York World of late lias shown a decided tendency towards stat ing facts which are not facts if such a state of affairs can possibly exist. Its latest fake is that Cleveland wanted the Na tional Democratic Convention to be held in New York. This has been proven to have been false in so far as the President is concerned, although from the present condition of affairs it is not unlikely tliat that city will be selected. CLEVELAND THE MAX. Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis, however, will make a strong fight. It will, nevertheless, make but little differ ence which city is cliosen; we all know who will be our standard bearer, and are equally confident tliat be will plant the flag upon the glowing heiitt tf vic tory. Democracy is in the acendar.t, and its brilliancy cannot be shrouded. WATCHING THE WEATHER. The Big Signal Service Btp I the Hosts Leber , Congroitlonal Prsshets. Cor rtn of the Palatka Xtwn, Washinoton, January 23, Forty-eight degrees below aero! That's the range of the thermometer in portions of the North to-day. I wonder how many of those who real this have ever experienced such weather, and bow many of those who are forced to n ruler go the severe strain upon the human frame would only be too happy to bask in the awoet smiles of Florida's delight ful winter weather? Even here it very cold, but well, if you bare never expeVenced 48 degrees below aero, it is INTUMBER 277. utterly useless for you to attempt to imagine how cold it really is. THE KIONAL SERVICE MAP. This cold weather bring me to lay be fore the readers of Tub Palatka News the way in which the weather is indi cated to the representatives of the peo ple in Congress. Coming, as they do, from all sections of our land, they are particularly anxious to know what aort of weather the Bureau is turning on in their respective homes. In the House lobby, as well as in the Senate, there hangs a large map of the United States, and at each place of prominence in the Signal Service there is a hook on which to hng ta show Ing character of weather, direction of wind and velocity, together with the range of the thermometer. This map is regu lated by the Signal Service man every morning at about 10::t0, and receives close insjMH-tion from the men wIuhm homes are in the heart of the bligzard region. This is a novel and exceedingly inter esting study. The tags are pasteboard discs of all colors the color indicating whether St is clear or cloudy, snowing or raining. They are also numbered, to in dicate, the temperature. The Imre num ber indicates that many degrees above r.ero, while the minus sin in front of it indicate the reverse. This map is regulated every .day and although it ha sjoken in such freezing tones this week, to-morrow it may be. lightened with sunshine and warmer weather. WHO WATCH IT I'AKTICTLAIU.V. Not only do the menitier from the Far West and extreme North watch for these changes, those whose districts have shipping interests along the coast and dread the fierce storms that sweep the broad Atlantic are equally a watch ful. Others have stock interests in the West that may lie seriously injured by the blizzard, while others find interest in watching the general character of the weather and noting its severity as com pared with former w inters. From long experience many of the old members have leen reliublu weather prophets. One watches the weather man and if he sees something that he may have mentioned as liable to liumwri the day before he rubs his hands with glee and exclaims, "Didu t I tell you so," Of course tne weather man must stand in w ith the Congressman and he answers "yes" with as straight a face as .wible. which adds greatly to the satisfaction of the aforesaid prophet. KEI'liEKEXTS THE MOST KUOZKN UKMION, Mr. Knute Nelson, of the Fifth Minne sota District, has the honor of represent ing more cold weather than any other iiiemlMT of the House, and never misses daily insjHctionof the map. Hon. Richard Guenther likewise re- resenls a blizrardly district and takes daily olmervations. Among the other prominent men w holuay be found at the map asking questions of the weather man are Messrs. Rundall, Mills and Hatch. X. CKESCENT CITY. Lllll fcegr fiirl Burned I Death - Nsiren f iTspe-Orsnge Union. Orreiruiitilf nM f tis VnhUKti Ktu. Ckkhci-.nt City, January 25. Tho lailie of Crescent City gave a Leap Year ball at Grove Hall Friday the 20th. There w as quite a large attend ance. The ruiisio was furnished very reditably by the Pomona Band. Tho novelty as well as the enjoyment will serve to make the occasion memorable to all present. Mrs. J. Bui ke and son left this place last Thursday for Han ford, 4 here she exjM-cts to join her husband. On lost Friday as two children ef Mr. Nat 'Ilinlon (colored) were playing around a small fire in the yard, one of them, a little girl, caught her Iress on fire, and before assistance could be given her clothes were burned entirely off. She lingered in great agony until the next morning when she expired. Mr. E. Gilliert and wife influential citizens of this place returned lat-t week . from their summer visit. Miss Mattie Itault ron who has been attending school iu Georgia this winter, as returned home. The rigors of the winter there being too great, for her. Her brother who is attending school at the same place, is also expected to ar rive soon. Mr, IkbbitiH and wifs have leased the Lakeside Hotel and will open it for the entertainment of guests. During the recent cold map Prof. Frank Bosworth, before going out on an errand, put an extra quantity of wood upon his fire, and thereby caused the sparks to fly out, and the roof shortly after caught fire. There being no one at home except Mrs. Bosworth, she he roically fought the flames until hnr strength gave out Hie, managm to call the neighbors ami the fire was put out, not however, until it had burned a con siderable hole in the roof and damaged some clothing. Ixswi about $V). Mrs. A. C. Clark, of Providence, R. I., arrived in this place last Friday night, to Siend the winter. Rev, Dr. Webb, late of Springfield Ohio, and now of San Matso, conducted the services last Sunday morning and night at the Presbyterian Church. The audience were very large and attentive. H is an able preacher. The citizen of Crescent City and vi cinity met last Saturday afternoon at Hill Hall, and organized themselves into an Orange and Vegetable Union. Henry Hutchinson was elected presi dent, and Henry Hubbard, secretary. A Leap lear Ji&rty was given by the young ladie of Groveadah, at the resi dence of Deacon Stone, lat Saturday eve. It was a very pleasant affair. Prof. Wood, County Superintendent, visited Groveadale school lot Monday. He expressed himself us highly pleaaod with its progress, under the management of it efficient teacher, prof. Lovelace. Joseph Price, Tax Collector, greatly obliged our citizen by cowing up yes terday and relieving them of their tax dues. His departure has left many with, sad heart and empty pockets, and we nope that his visits may be few and far between. 5C - ii " Cashier Allen, of the Central Bank, of Toronto, Can., absconded to tlte Unifc-1 States yesvrday.