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AIEY. .NEW; VOLUME IV. PALATKA, FLORIDA, SUNDAY MORNING, JANUARY 29, 1SSS. NUMBER 270. t: TIM CITT DIBTECTOBT. APOTHECMIES. ACXIBMAH BTKWART. 8uthw-st corner Lemon and Front. KKfekTINO. K . Northeast corner Lemoo ud Front. w w u V klT A U U front street, four doors north of post office. PEEK. K r Lemon itnwt, Bum block. OGfcLHACH. A F Central Drug Store, lemon street. ATTORNEYS BA LDW77I. JOSEPH B., Poet Oflk Buil'ling, Palatka, Fla. Fnwt street, corner Reid, office upstaurs. CHANDLEK, 817MNKK C Front at, Palatka NUool Bulk Building Falk block. Lemon street; office upstairs. BANCO! 0MN6E BOIES. root of Laurel near J T K W depot. BANKS. FIBST NATIONAL BANK. W J Wkwiw. Preaitlent. Front street BARBERS. FIXLET. AH Lemon street, opposite Putnam Ilouse. ilOHrLFKAJiK Faik block, Lemon street. BOARD OF TRADE. OFFICE. NO FRONT STREET. Visitor in the city wlshin- Information will be cbeerf uil J suppueu. v B0AR0INB MOUSES. B TO HUTCHINSON. Boarding- and Dining ilxnv. Water and Main BOOKS AND STATIONERY. COCHRANE, re Front street, next door to post offlce. BOOTS ANO SHOES. .TATTKRUN.HT Moraatne block. Lemon street. BOOK BINDERS. PALATKA NEWS PUBLISHING COMPANT. Held street. BOOT AND SHOE MAKIN8 AND REPAIRINS. LANOLET. HE . , ' . Front sr. l door south of First Nat Bank KOIDA. BENJ, Aunt. Lemon street, opposite Putnam Ho-jse. CANOV MANUFACTURERS. SMITH. RAEJ W1 . No a Lemon street, ClHls block. CIARS AND TOBACCOS. KtrPPEHBUSCH. CHA8 ' Piitnam Gallery, Lemon street, op Putnam M1TH. K B J No Lemon street. CiUis block. CISTERNS AND TANKS. TANK FACTOBT. ' A L Jones, proprietor. Water street, near JltKW depot. CIVIL ENGINEERING. JOSEPH, C J . . . , . City Surveyor. No. 3 and 4 Murarne block, over Keratin-'. CLOTHING AND BENTS' FURNISHINGS. LOFB, MARCTB tiillis block. Lemon street. ZACHAK1A8, A No U Lemon street. CONFECTIONERY. BECKS. J F Lemon street, corner ot Second CROCKERY. WA, A Uiukman-Kenner!y block. Lemon street. DENTAL ROOMS. ESTES, WW Moraime block, Lemon street, upstairs. UOfK. BKHG, UK W H Hickman block Lemon street, upstairs. DRY GOODS. DKV ERETJ 3C. C P Lemon street JACORXON. I Pbirivx block Lemon street GRAIN. HAY. ETC. . . . tf punirra l l it Foot of Laurel street, near 3 T 4 K W BT GROCERS. DCNN. JOHN T Next to tHiet office. Front street HAOAN. J W Lemon utreet, ceraer of Jones HAriillToN HUO.S..A M PWDix block. Lemon street rST. A V It s tilork, font of Lemon street f ETF.RM AN N, H EN H IrnnoD street, southeast corner of First tOOKKO MI NDKF, HU-kmnn-Kenuerlv block. Lemon street PHKLLKV. J U Otoite Southern Express Company SUN LOCKSMITHS. rTENPTtTCKSON. L Lemon street, opposite Putnam House HAROWARE. CRIFFIN PARKEK Florida Southern building. Water street LAN E, K T Hart's block. Water street HARNESS AND SADDLES. SANDERSON. R f? . Oposite Putnam House, Lemon street HOTELS. CANOVA HfirSK A P f 'ano , prop, eor RelJ ami Second sts I 'ARLETov liol'.sK, Amirew Shelley, prop, I Court Ho'e bloek. Oranife street HOTKL I'll F.N IX John Ilixler. prop, ror Lemon anil Water BAKA1HHJA IIOTKL. Maj. A ! wnxnourn, im.iirlptur. Front Ktrwt corner of Williem TH R VV rT EN l. Fln.-el Hoarding tor fiunltiea. eor.of Dtxiire arut Emnwtl streets ICE. PALATKA ICE FACTORY. L C Canov. uiuuatfer. Laurel t, I et River and Emmett INSURANCE. rtRITTnVA KKNNERLY KcMmS. Kenm-rlr-IIU-frman blk. Lemon at II I I.I.I A KI ft CO..CHAS M Pnlntka National Hunk buililinir. Front st WF.illi, W J Pont office buiUtinf JEWELRT. HE.TH. OF. l-mon tm-t, opposite Putnam House PPF K.JOHN F t rout street, four doom south of Lemon 0B PRINTINO. PALATK A NEWS PUBLISIUSO COMPANT Kelrt street tlVERV STABLES. GEM CITT UVF.TtY ANO SALF STABLE . Near J T K W depot. First street MEKWIN It HON !-tnon ntreet. between Third an l Fourth RAMfAim J M Comer o( Reiu ant Pecon street LIME. E.TtiN. CH AS V. Anrsv Foot ot Laurel utrw t LUMBER. TM)Yn. OA River street, next to Gas Works MEAT MARKETS. CROSS, W B Msnairer m Oty marked Water street COiMINtiS 4 t lrmnn str--t, two ibjon west of Jones GOODfOV CO., M C No Front Mrvet MFHRAY, THOMAS juhu street, between Third and Fourth MILLINERY AND FANCY C00DS. HOT.RKOOK. MRS THOS Front street, opptwite Putnam House PAINTS, OILS ANO ARTISTS' MATERIALS lii"irs.ii FUHitKa national inns ouiiiuna; rnintpi PHOTOS RAPHER3 . MANOOLO. J n Kennerlf-Hlcksnan block. , Lemon street PHYSICIANS. )T.E. OR A K HoitoeTntST, itntim hl.H-k. Lemon street CTRls,Or W H Morairne bloek. Lemon street, upstairs REAL ESTATE BCRT, JAMKX Town lot. Pnliitka Huitrbts. IIE.LY TRIAY Hofini of Trs.le Room. Frcnt street STAViDKIl ti H Palatka National Think building-. Front st SALOONS. EDWAROS, AN CO.. Hart's blm-k. Water street IDAHO SALtHtN Twin Pslmettoes, Lemon street McOILUJOHN Lemon street, near J IJKff Jujctwin SASH. OCORS AND ELINDS BARNES, Tt Palatka National Bank buiidina-. Front st TAIL0RIN6. . FINNING ER. C A Over Luebt store. Lemon street, npstairs TAXIDERMIST.. FRY. F 9 Front street, three doors south of Lemon. UNDERTAKERS AND EMBALNERS. sow. w c No 3U Front street WACOM FACTORY, s BACK MARTIN Jtiver street, near Gas Works WOOD YR0 ALTON. M H Fas ef Adams street. HARD ON TRAVEL. FO IMPROVEMENT AT THE NORTH. PASSENGER TRAINS ON SOME ROADS FULL THROUGH. Freight Blocked from Pennsylvania to Canada. The Weather Very Cold and Accompanied by Ulcts Winda-KallMMul Cats Fill l a l iil a Cleared. Montreal, January 23. Th snow blockade baa lifted somewhat, and two train from New York arrived last night. On waa due Thursday night and the other Friday morning. WORSE THAN ZTXR. Osweuo, N. Y., January ' 28. The storm raged worse than ever last night. The deep cuts on the railroads that bad just been cleared of snow were once more filled up. The thermometer was ten Degrees below zero and the wind blew sixty miles an hour. All trains on the Rome, Watertown and Ogdensburg Rond have been again abandoned. The Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Road was also badly blocked, and trains that are run are making Tery poor time. The passenger train due here Inst even ing from the Wert spent the night about thirty miles west of here. The blockade is the worst in years, and every effort is being made to raue it, but with little ef fect, as the high wind fills the cuts up as Upon as cleared. CONTINUANCE OF COLD WEATHER. Boston, January 23. Report from northern New England indicate the un interrupted continuance of very cold weather with limited movements of trains. Snow is badly drifted and it wilt take some time to clear the tracks o that travel may be resumed. FAS8ENOER TRAINS BEHIND TIME. New Yore, January SS. The delay in the arrival and departure of the mails, owing to the snow blockade, con tinues, and was worse last night than during the preceding twenty-four hours. Trains have not been so irregular for several years. The Chicago express over the New York Central, due at80kutg night, ukI not arrive till 1:10 o clock this morning. The train due thU morning at 9:40 o'clock did not arrive till 2:13 p. m. The greatest delay was on the New York and Ilunkirk division. The train due here at 10:4? last night did not arrive until 5:30 this morning. All trains on the Pennsylvania Rood between here and Washington are from an hour to an hour and a half behind. The Chicago express on the New York Central, due I. ere at 6:45 o'clock this morning, is five hours late, and the train on the Dun kirk branch, due at 8:16. is six hours be hind time. All trains from the West on the Erie are from four to five hours late. NEW YORK CENTRAL BLOCK. No attempt is being made to send freight trains over the New York Cen tral Railwav. One thousand five hun- fiftoon r,nnil Iruxlcxl urea ana fiiteen east Dounu loauea freight cars are stopped at Eaat Syracuse and about 800 more are at West Albany. West bound trains are comparatively blow. COLDEST OF THE WINTER. Winchester. Va., January 28. In tensely cold high northwesterly winds have prevailed for several days. The thei mometer this morning registered four degrees lielo'.r zero. The coldest f the winter. NO MUNrt OF ABATEMENT. Avburn, N. Y. January 28. The storm hhows no signs of abatement in this section. The hotels here and at Canajoharie are crowded with snow bound gueftts and there is but little pros pect of their being a' le to continue their journey for some tia js. F.leven paiwen ger trains are stuck in drifts within fifty miles of this city. A snow plow w ith five engines has been sent out by the New York Central Road . but its labors are useless as the wind drifts the snow back on the track as soon as it passes. The snow in cuts near t ato is over thirty feet deep. THE LATEST ON THE BITVATION. Washington. Jannary 2$. The dis patches to-night are again loaded with details of the trouble occasioned by the cold weather, snow and wind in all territory from a north and south line through the middle of Pennsylvania and New York to the nortiieantern British provinces. West of that line, while the eather is cold and plenty of snow and wind prevails, they have not been severe enouun to cause tne railroads to sus pend operation., or to obliterate tnral landmarks. THE HA ME STORY OF BLOCKADE. The storm this afternoon fans undone about all that had been done to open communication in Eastern Pennsylvania. New York ami New England. The Jef ferson branch of the Erie, from Sus quehanna to Carlsmdale, Pa., has been abandoned for two days and several trains are snowed in. The Carbondale and Ilonesdale Gravitation Road is also blockaded. The worst places are along the mountains. The Bangor and Port land, and Lehigh and Lockawanna Rail roads, which run to the slate regions of Pennsylvania, remain blocked with drift. The main line of the Reading Road, between Philadelphia and Read' ing, baa been kept open, and trains hare made reasonably good time, and Penn sylvania seems to have bad but little trouble on its main fine, but there scarcely a branch road in that part of Pennsylvania that is clear. Reports from Reading to-night indicate that the snow storm has been the worst for over twenty-five years, and railroaders have never experienced more tembJe times. CONDITION THE SAME. In New York matters are about the e. On the Wallkill Valley Railroad. near WaUkill VUlage, snow is piled np in the cuts to a depth of fifteen feet. The last passenger train to get to that Valley arrived there Thursday evening. and has remained there since. The Uls ter County express on the New York, Susquehanna and Western Railway, which left Bliddletown Thursday morn ing, had reached Union ville, thirteen milee distant, this afternoon, and relief trains, sent that evenicg. had made only eight miles. NO TRAINS WILL BR RCN. In Massachusetts, at Great Barring ton, an order was issued this morning that no trains would be run on the Mas sachusetts branch of the Houaatorjic Road until further orden. There is drift two miles south of Great Harring ton eighty rods long and fifteen feet deep. CAPE COD BAY FROZEN. A dispatch from Highland Light, Mass., says no clear wattr can be seen in Cape Cod Bay, and it predicts that to night will freeze the bay solid from Long Point to Barnstable light. FROM WASHINGTON. Balance sa Has fsr haereveaieat Rivers ass Harks rs. et Fieri Spreltlt to the Patatka A t ire. Washington. January 28. The Post Office Department has established a rail way mail service between Cvpresa Sta tion and Natchitoches. The Senate Committee rn Appropria tions to-day acted favorably upon the bill increasing the impropriation for the public building at Jacksonville to f'-tX),- 000. Telegrams and petition from all over the South are being received by South ern Representatives in Congress) aaking for the defeat of the bill recently intro duced placing a tax upon lard adul terated with cotton seed oil. Thus backed up the Southern members will put forth every exertion, and it is very probable will defeat the bill. Th" tabtdated statement of balances on hand for the improvement of rivers and harbors November 1. 1887, as trans mitted recently by the Secretary of War to Congress, shows a balance on band for Florida improvements of f 02,065.35, including 119,733.33 for a channel at the mouth of the St. Johns River; $4,971.72 for the upper St. Johns; $6,745 for Volusia Bar; $1,509.62 for Tampa Bay; $2,399.34 for Manatee River; $2,000 for LaGrange Bayou, and $9,413.43 for Pen sacola harbor. X. FROM JACKSONVILLE. Csrssnter Is be Hsla ts Await Rsssist.lsa Nsw Vara. from Special to the ralatka Aruw. Jacesoxyhjje. January 28. O. IL Carpenter, the Brooklyn embezzler, was before Judge Mc Lean to-day, and fter a hearing decided to hold him to await a requisition from the New York authorities. Sheldon, the detec tive, savs he w a defaulter for $40,000. It was colored people's day at the Sub- Tropical this afternoon and evening. Negro concert to-night. There was an immense turn out. Mayor Burbridge, Colonel Kreamer and John Stockton leave Mon Jay for Washington, as a com mittee from this city, the Sub-Tropical and the Board of Trade, to invite the President and wife to visit Jacksonville on the 221 prox. W. Thcs'st'cal Scaiiaary Oanagss. PnTSBl RO. January 28. The Western Theological Seminary of the Presby terian Church, on Ridge avenue, Alle ghany City, was damaged by fire this afternoon to the extent of $15,000. The fire started on the first floor from a de fective flue and almost the entire inside was destroyed. The building was an immense four-story brick structure and was built thirty-five years ago. Twenty- wo of the students rooming in the building lost all their books and cloth ing. The loss on the building is covered bv insurance. Whs Kaews What Ma Hassta. Bucharest, January 28. The Minister ot War recently paid an unexpected visit to the arsenal and inspected the military works which are being constructed. He expressed dissatisfaction with the pro gress of the w ork and declared that it must be carrivd forward more rapidly. le said "who knows from one hour to another what may happen. Jotcak Css Feeee Sailrj. Dcblin. January 28. The vrial to-day at Ennis of Joseph L. Cox, member of Parliament, who was charged with ad dressing proclaimed branches of the National League, resulted in a verdict of guiltr. Cox was sentenced to four months imprisonment with hard labor, He took an appeal and was admitted to bail, but on leaving the court houe he was again arrested. The new charge against him is that he was guilty of breach of the Crimes art in addressing the tenants at Kildysart. Sale Thresaiieat Craat rital. Lostox, January 28. A severe gale prevails throughout Great Britain to- dav. Taksa ta Dasfsaagky. DcbiJN. January 28. Rev. Father McFadden and Mr. Alexander Blane, member of Parliament, who were ar rested for alleged violations of the Crimes act, were removed from the jail at Londonderry at 5 o'clock this morn ing and taken to Dunfanagby, County Donegal, where they will be tried. A crowd gathered outside the jail last even ing and remained all night, cheering continuously. A few stones were thrown at the police as the prisoners departed by persons in the crowd. Fears are enter tained that the trouble will increase. Upon the arrival of Father McFadden and Mr. 3 lane at Dunfanaghy a thou sand peasants armed with sticks gath ered on the hillsides in military order. The crowd tried to enter the town, but were prevented by the military. The cheering of the prisoner by the mob was deafening. Uader Meet Farsrable Csaditlsa. Washington, January 28. The eclipse of the moon was observed to nigni unoer ine most favorable con dition, and the Naval Observatory secured valuable observations. FROM OCA LA. Fsarth Aaaaal Sail et the fiaarea-Tkei 0s Tbs stress Prase. Special (o cc Palatka .Vrm. Oca LA. Fla., January 27. The Ocala Rifles held their fourth annual ball at the Marion Opera Houe last night. The memlers of the Rifles were all out in their handsome new full dress u-iiforma. The. Finley Guards.of this city .and a few of the Gainesville company also ap peared in their "war clothes." The belles and beautiea of Ocala, and the neighboring country, bedecked with charming evening dress and clothed in all the loveliness of youth and innocence, were there, and many a youth not of the military order, and gentlemen and ladies no longer of the claw called "Young America," moved gracefully amid the scenes of pleasure and festivity. "Music arose with its voluptuous swell. Soft eves looked love to eves which spoke sain. And all went merry ss a marriaire beU." Prof. Colby's Orchestra discoursed the sweet music to which the young and gay joined in a merry whirl or flitted to and fro in graceful measures. Th dancing commenced at 10 o'clock and continued until 3:15 a. m. The supper was served at 1 o'clock, ajd the decorations of the tables and the substantial and exquisite dainties did credit to the zealous efforts of the gen erous matron who prepared and served it, making it the crowning feature of one of the most enjoyable evening ever spent in Ocala, and which was pre-emi nently the social triumph of the season. Paul Harrison, a lad of about fifteen years, was loading his gun last after noon when one of his companions pushed him in a playful way, causing him to fall, the gun discharging into his wrist and inflicting a painful wound. The great railroad show has just made its grand parade through the street. consisting mostly of a brass band, an elephant and two donkeys, and all the small boys have made a grand rush for the canvas. R. Y.A.N. HEAVY LOSS BY FIRE. acker's Printlsg aa ludiaa Estahlisaeiea! D. Strayed. Sprinofied, III., January 23. About 6 o'clock this morning the great printing and binding establishment of H. W. Rocker was discovered to be on fire. The building, machinery and stock are a to tal loss.. The plant was one of the most complete in the West, and the estimated loss is $75,000, on which the insurance was $35,000. The firm was carrying large contracts, among which were the Supreme Court reports of Illinois, almost completed, on which insurance bad lapsed loss $10,000. State election reg isters, canal commissioner's" reports, va rious small jobs from the different State offices, and large private contracts, the value of which cannot be estimated. It is not yet known whether the large vaults in which valuable plates were stored is intact. The origin of the fire is unknown, as the building was in flames w hen it was discovered. FIRE AT CHATTANOOGA. Printing OSes. Wctttra Usiss Ttlsgrapb sad knlghis el Pythias us Sslsrera. Chattanooga, January 23. A fire broke out in the job office of the Com mercial at 7 o'clock this morning, com pletely gutting the job office and flood ing the news room, press room and counting room with water. The West ern Union Telegraph office and the Knight of Pythias Hall in the same building were badly damaged. The origin of the fire is uultnown. The Daily Commercial has no insurance ex cept on presses. The pap-r will be issued to-morrow morning. The job room was locked when the fire broke out. The loss on the building is estimated at $3,000. Daily Commercial $1,500, Knights of Pythias Hall $1,500, and the Western Union office $1,000. A Car Gets oa th Wrsaf Track. Cincinnati, January 28. While the Pan Handle train east was running through the city of Dayton this forenoon and was crossing the Cincinnati, Hamil ton and Dayton track, one coach left the track and ran on the CincinnatfTIamil- ton and Dayton Road and was thrown on its side. The following coach was also derailed. The officers of the road here say that the passengers were shaken up but no one was hurt. The train was delayed an hour a-jt' a half. Csvsrament Dssssitarf st Asfcenilis. Washington. January 28. The Sec retary of the Treasury has designated the First National Bank of Asheville, N. C. as a depository of public moneys. He has decided not to add to these de positories, except in cases where it is an advantage to disbursing officers. Prlssaer Ittaiaved lar Safe KeeBisa. Birmingham, Ala., January 28. Jim Semmes, who murdered Deputy Sheriff Outrey, near Tuscaloosa, was brought here to-day and placed in jail out -of fear of a mob at Tuscaloosa. Tws Cselct(d. One Acssittsd. Indianapolis, January 28. The jury in the tally sheet forgery cases has con victed Cory and Bemhamer and acquit ted Mattler. riucky Ladles. Pensacola Commercial. Several Creole young ladies, living in the East End are certainly to be com mended for their pluck. The other day a fire broke out in Mr. George Neely residence, and ascertaining tnat none of the dots of the Creole Hose Co.. ro. 4 were a tithe truck bouse boldly went in, hauled out the truck, reeled off the hose. attached to both nozzle and plug, and it detracts nothing from the merit of the performance to add that they were bv this time so exhausted that they had not the strength to turn the water on. Hap pily the fire was extinguished without much trouble. The 1C Marks S peace Trade. We saw quite a huge bunch of beau tiful white sponges the other day, that came from our seaport. St. Marks. buyer has been located there for some time, who pays out a large ram of money everpr week to the sponge fisher men, and the merchant of that little village report a steadily increasing. lively Dasuteaa. N e would like to i St. Marks restored to ita old time glory and she seems to have a fair start in that direction. THE MUDDLE. fTRT LATEST OF THE THEORIES. THE SPEECH OF PR kjBIEB TISZA WELL POISED. Oraat Asstrls Tkdaks KnauU Will B tke Objeetlve Pelat. (Copyright. TuHS, by the N. T. Associated PreasJ Berlin. Januarv 29. Herr von Tisza's statement in the lower house of the Hun garian Diet to-day was anxiously awaited here. It baa confirmed the conviction that war between Austria and Russia is accepted by both sides as inevitable. The Premier's statement was given in a carefully poised speech, professing peace but breathing the spirit of war. Opera tors on the Bourse who had waited for dispatches from Pesth, offered interna tional stocks for sale freely, but the effect of the Premier's speech will not be fully seen till the opening of business on Monday. Private advices from Vienna state that the diplomatic negotiations recently opened between Prince Loba roff, Russian ambassador to Austria, and Count Kalnoky have been aban doned. The condition of - affairs now existing between the two governments is simply that each is lying in wait for the first chance to strike. RENEWED ACTIVITY. Reports received at the War Office from agents on the Polish frontier inti mate a renewal of activity among the Russian troops. The difficulties in the way of transporting troops are remedied. The -commissariat has been improved and disease among the troops v de creasing. In the provinces of Volhynia and Podolia military requisitions for grain and forage are causing a dearth of provisions among the people. MAGAZINES AND CAMPS. At Kremnitx eight great magazines are being built. They will be surrounded by fortifications. At Doubno accommodations have been ordered for 30,000 troops. At Luck, between Doubno and Wladimir Wal- inski, a new camp Is being constructed which will hold 30,000 troops. These preparations would seem to indicate an intention of invading Galicia. AUSTRIAN TICW OF RUSSIA'S OBJECT. The Austrian war officials suspect that the real object in view is the in vasion of Bulgaria, and that the aim of the Czar's strategy is to entrap Austria into sending the bulk of her forces into Galicia while the real coup is delivered in the Balkan Peninsula. THE ROUMANIAN QUESTION. The interview which Stourdza, of the Roumanian Cabinet, had at Vienna and Friedrick have resulted in an entente cordiale. If Russia enters Rou mania Austria will hold the Alps to be a cants belli. Stourdza is understood to have obtained from Bismarck an assurance that the Roumanian territory would be enlarged in the event of the defeat of Russia. Rumor credits Stourdza with suggesting the solution of the Bulgarian problem by the extension of Rou mania to the .fTEgean Sea, with Salonica as the capital. This project would receive no countenance from Austria, as she, too, has designs for the enlargement of her territory to Salonica. THE SINEWS OF WAR. The sinews of war have beer obtained by the Russian treasury by a loan ar ranged in Amsterdam. The amount of which is said to be 4,500,000 pounds sterling. Herr Von Tisza has concluded negotiations with the Frankfort Roths childs for a loan of 29,000,000 florins. Bat Oae Florida. Augusta (Ga.) Chronicle. Ours is a wonderful counrrv. Men and cattle are freezing to death on the western plain and midwinter revelers are dancing in the ice palaces of St. Paul, while thousands still are throng ing the fresh bazars of Florida and sa luting the sun-canopied tables of the Sub-Tropical Exposition. We hear a great deal of Florida the land of the m id winter cucumber. e have read or the beautiful lakes, and of the fish "cut ting the silver streams with the golden oar," but we are likelv to hear more of it than ever. There is a great practical side to Florida,, and the orators who have opened the Exposition at Jackson ville do not hesitate to let us into it. In the first place, Florida grows all the great cereals. It produces over half the sea island cotton grown in the United States, and now proposes to put up fac tories to spin it. i ne snort staple, like wise, grows in many sections of the State. It is competing with Cuba and Sumatra in tobacco, with the West In dies in sugar cane, and beats the world in garden vegetables. In the raising of rice, hemp, jute, oranges and lemons, no other State can compete with her. But not only noes she stand alone decked with the brightest gifts of the tropics. The variety of woods is infinite, and mil lions of acre of lumber invite men and dealers in naval stores: there are 1.000 miles of navigable rivers, and 1.200 miles of sea cnaxt and with beds of phos ohate rock. The public schools have in creased from six hundred in 1878 to two tliousand in 1887. and the people invite with confidence the immigrant and the capitalist as well the tourist and the health-seeker. There is but one Florida the connecting link between the tem perate and tropical zones the golden ground between "lands of snow and lands of sun." Smoked Mack. Sherman Adams in Oviedo Chronicle. A good fertilizer can be easily made bv piling raw muck on top and sides of a king framework, leaving an opening at one end to put in brush, weeds and trash for fuel and a vent at the further end to cause a slow draft. Keep up a slow, smoky fire for a few hours and the mock will be thoroughly impregnated by th gases arising from combustion. causing desirable chemical change. Sixty Fame's r CacarsiTker Seed. West HOlaborouca Tiasea. Th fact that one man in Marion County has bought sixty pounds of cu cumber seed for planting this sea ac may give oar reader some idea of the magnitude of the trucking ho sines in Florida. -ADDITIONAL LOCAL. Weather JndicationA. Matter and Western Florida, warmer preceded by colder, in Florida fair wea thtr, light to rssA northerly mnndt, be coming variable. CUT K0TES. Gathered Hen and Then by Our Eeportorial Corps, A new steam launch has just arrived for Mr. B. F. Lyons, of this city. It should be remembered that the Gala Week comes on the 14th, 15th and 10th of next month. The basket social of the Ladies' Aid Society will be postponed until Tuesday, February 7. F. L. Sheetz, recently from Philadel phia, has just received too pairs of fine earner pigeons. He lutends to raise tbem. All was agog among our citizens over the eclipse of the moon last night. It was indeed a most beautiful sight, last. ing from 6 o'clock uutil about 7. "What new boat is that?" This query was asked by several persona yesterday upon bearing a strange blast from a new locomotive 'on the Florida Southern Railway. The little stean engine which runs the peanut roaster on Lemon street at tracts a great deal of attention. Its whistle will be used instead of the old- time cow bell at closing time on tltat street next summer. The Executive Committee of the Gala Week, com posed of Messrs. Enos, Ken nedy, Evans, Eaton, Loeb, Mullen, Barron, Bixles. Glidden, L.rnerd, Bromwell, Griffin, Mount, Scott, Fry and Winegar, will meet at the Yacht Club rooms to-morrow night. The steamer Georgea. of the Independ ent Line, when in sight of Palatka on her regular trip between Crescent City and this place, was suddenly brought to a standstill by the breaking of her shaft and cracking the cylinder head. The steamer Curlew went to her rescue and towed her to the city. Under the cir cumstances it is remarkable tliat she sustained no further damage. As it were she was only delayed some two hours on her return trip. PERSONAL. A. Zacharias, of Jacksonville, is in the city. He is a guest of the Saratoga. W. A. Smith and wife, of Omaha, are located at the Saratoga. L. F. Willis, of Crescent City, passed through the city yesterday. J. Russell Kennedy, of Welaka, came in on the steamer Sylvester yesterday. Among late arrivals registered at the Saratoga we find IL P. Boyce, of Provi dence. Captain C D. Seely, well known at Crescent City, was circulating among friends yesterday. II. W. Roop, of McMeekin, inventor of a muck machine and excavator, was in Palatka yesterday. Churches To-Day. Episcopal, Rev. C. S. Williams, utor. Services 10:30 a. m. and 7:30 p. ra. Sunday School. 3.I50 p. m. Presbyterian, Rev. L, II. Wilson, pas tor Services, 10:30 a. m. and 7 p. m. Sunday School, 3 p. in. Prayer meet ing, 7 p.m. Wednesdays. At the Methodist, Rev. Mr Bridge will preach. Service 10:30 a. ni. and 7 p. m. Sunday school at Z p. m. Prayer meet ing will be held at 7:30 o'clock Wednes day evening. Rev. J. II. Johnson, of Boston, will preach in the First Baptist Church this morning. Services at 11 a. ro. and 7.-00 p. m. Sunday school at 10 a. m. Catholic, Rev. Father Walah The usual Sabbath services. St. Philip's P. E. Mission, colored, Rev. E. Butler, pastor Service at 11 a. ra. and 7 p. m. Mayor's Court. Both morning and afternoon sessions of the Mayor's Court yesterday were of unusual animation. In the morning the following victims were disposed of: Adams Harris, for disturbing the peace, was nned f 1 and com. 1 ins man was up only a few days ago with a similar charge. Isabela Harris, for obscene language. was requested to pay a line of f i and COfct. Hamilton Riley, for profanity, was subjected to a fine of $3 and costs. Geo. E. Ranault, for cursing and swearing, deposited $1 and cotts. In the afternoon session only one case was presented, which, however, drew a large crowd. Mrs. Dillon was before the Mayor charged with keeping, within the city limits, a bouse of ill fame. Six witnesses were summoned in this case and after cross examination here fine was placed at $5 and costs. THE PALATKA BSICX YABD. Capable of Turning Out a Brick Indoned by Architects and BaQden. A brick and drain tile manufacturing establishment known as the Palatka Brick Yard, owned and controlled by II. Brown, of DeLand, has been Hit in op eration on Rice Creek recently. He has one of the buildings, over 200 feet in length and consuming tweidy thousand feet of lumber fully completed, and equipped with the best steam power machinery to be had. He is going to put up other building and will use some forty thousand feet more of lumber in their construction, and will add to the plant suitable machinery for the manu facture ef flower pots and other earthen ware. Mr. Brown has had nine years experi ence in the handling of Florida clay. two of which were in experimenting with Rice Creek clays, and m now turn ing out a brick that is endorsed by architect, builders and masons. Funeral Services. Friends are reepectfnlly requested to attend the funeral eiice of Joseph E. Baldwin, at hi late residence in tins city, at 11 o'clock to-morrow morning. Interment private. The African Itethodirt Epiioopal Confer- enoa Palatka, January 28. Zmar ft Iis PalaOia, .Vrv. The elerenth session of the East Flori da Conference of the African Methodist Episcopal Church will be held ia this city commencing on the 15th of Feb ruary next, and continuing eight days, Rhiht Rev. Daniel A.Payne. D. D., L. L. D., the senior Bishop of the connection will preside. Bishop A. W. Wajman, D. D., of Baltimore, Md., and Bishop II. M. Turner, of Atlanta, Us., will assist. Tliis is the largest and most Inteligent body of colored ministers ia the Sate, There will be quite a number of visiting minister from other conferences in at ten lance, and some of the generul offi cers will visit the conference. Th conference will of course sit with open doors, and those who wish to attend and see the working of the con ference will find it quite interesting. There will be not less than 150 minister in attendance, besides there will be a rrduction of rates for all persons desir ing to attend the conference. Excursion trains will run Saturday and Sunday, and we anticipate 7,000 or 8,000 people on Saturday and Sunday, which will necessitate preaching in all the churches and the court house and all the public halls. The citizen of Palatka may congratu late themselves on showing such a grand and august body of colored divine to assemble here. Now I hope the citizens will each feel that not only ia the reputation of the African Metho dist Episcopal Church at stake, but that of Palatka itself is, as to how these reverend gentlemen will be treated dur ing their stay in our midst. As pastor of the African Methodist Episcopal Church in this city, I take this opportunity of asking the citizens and visitors of this place to help us prepare for the reception of this conference. W have just refreshed our church with a coat of paint at a cost of $50, and have paid the amount all to $13. The ladies of the church have pur chased a new carpet for the altar, and the young men have formed themselves into a club and have ordered a fine pul pit from Philadelphia which will cost tlif tu not luss than f60, for which I call upon th friends of Christianity to help us pay. We wish to present it to the church at the sitting of the conference. The young ladies have organized into a club to purchase a fine chandelier for the church. There will Le preaching at the Church to-day at 11 o'clock a. m., 3 o'clock p..m and 7:30 o'clock p. in. Strangers have a standing invitation. R. B. Brockins, Factor A. M. E. Church of Palatka. Welaka and Fruitland Peninsula. A more beautifully located town or district with more productive soil cannot be found in the State of Florida than the above. If you want health, go there. If you are looking for investment, go there. If you want to raie produce, stop there. Several orange groves are for sale at a sacrifice. The best land can bought at 1 10 per acre, and town property is cheap. Go to the Fruitland Peninsula. Two boats daily to Welaka, twenty-five mile south of Palatka. J. Russell Ket.no.ly, the general agent for the Peninsula, ill give full information. Mail mat ter promptly attended to and satisfaction guaranteed. Call on or write to Mr, Kennedy. A HOEELBLE APPAEITION Which is Alleged to Appear in the Negro Settlement of Palatka. A special correspondent sends (he St. Louis Globe-Democrat the following re port which will explain itself; "In the negro suburbs of this city stands a small board shanty that is just now attracting more titan it due share of attention from the colored peoplo liv ing thereabouts. Some six months ago a family who had been living there for the year previous moved out rather sud denly, and would make no explanation. save to throw out mysterious hint aiiout a ghost that was creating "de debbil oh a racket." Two other fimilie moved in, but their occupancy wa verv short lived, and both left suddenly. The laid family got out last month at midnight, and hardly dared to go back for their furniture next day. They told a dole ful tale of a terrifying appearance of a bloody corpse that walked the floor hold ing its head on and moaning. Two weeks ago a party of five colored men and one white man went to the house to raise the jrhost. Tlie colored men had their charms" and professed fu!l faith in them. About midnight they all left the house precipitately and went home. Their story is that nothing happened till nearly 12. Theu they heard tajm on the floor, aid of the room and over head. Tlien unearthly groans were heard and a sound like a pistol shot. when all was silent for ten minute or so. nuruig tins interval tnev nesra a sound like water or some other liquid dropping down on the floor somewhere invisible, with horrible regularity, bud don Iv the door was flung open, and a gust of wind entering blew out the lamp. Bv the lamp-light struggling through the windows, however, lliey discovered the outline of a hug form. with bloody face anil head. 1 he object aeemed to have tmth 'ts hands nrease I on the top of its head, holding it on the trunk. from the wide, gsping wounds in the neck blood flowed in a stream and trickled down its enrtuenta. This blood v apparition almost froze the blood in their veins, win n.t-T rfwaiuv. rj;iirwi ant unab'e to move. With another sepulchral groan the ghost moved forward, when, with a yell, the entire party plunged through the window and ran as if Old Nick himself was after them. They kept their own counsel for a fewdavs. but the story of their adventure finally leaked out and created much excitement in colored circle. The story now goes that a policeman named Jackson committed suicide in that houe two year ago, firnt shooting himself in the head.ard then nearly sev ering bis neck with a razor. Asliis wife married arain last year, tlie netrroe sav bis gliost haunts the house to sl ow his displeasure, though hi former wife doe not live there. The occurrence dis turb the female portion of the negro set le nient greatly, and not for love or money will they pas near that building after nightfall. The gate present a pictures que appearance just now. a some of the more faithful follower of the "Voudoo" have strung it with red airings and rib bon and tied bunches of feathers in t rioos planes to lay the ghost. It ia eotni. rat certainly to note their air of aw and fear as they pass the spot, though even some of the whites think there must be something in it. An investigation develop? nothing more than that the "ghost" must lie the tramp that has been occupying the dwmng for some time past at night. DAYT0NA. Osatk f Flout Frsiahsresr- C.Idtsc sf Malarial Srswifc. Corrttivudriif of tht Piitotlm .Vcm. Daytoxa. January 27. Friends were grieved to learn of tli death of Floie Frouilwrgor, Infant daughter of Captain and Mrs. II. F. . Fromberger. For some days past th little one lias Uh-ii Buffering from a severe infantile disease, whu h yesterday did it fatal work by robbing two de voted parent of their idolized baby. Flossie, though less than a year old, w as remarkably bright and could eay many ' words plainly just coming t ithat xint of babyhood when' they lieeuiiie inter esting to others and a constant joy to the family. The funeral took place at p.m. from Capt. Fromlterger's resilience, on Ridgewood avenue. Each day brings forth a new evidence' of our material growth and general ad vancement toward some-thing which is not uncommon in older communities. Last night a bold bur Jury occurred on Ridgewood avenue, on tlie grounds of Captain J. W. Douglass, where he is erecting a handsome residence. Th good captured were aK.nt $: or $40 worth of W. II, Ketni and William Xotateim ' carjicnU'r tools. The perpe trator of the ded, not satintlod with a number of tools in various purts of lh building unprotected, broke the chest to secure as eMiisive a booty a jk. hihle. If tluwo grui'clt'M wmiiii wanted to work we would have fcturtod a sub scription to buy them a saw and ham mer. Let such men liewaro. lluv- tonians have fairly wakuued. Msny shotguns and other pleasant coil trivances are handily arranged to meet the unwelcome visitor, who would rather pilfer my niM than work by day. L. II. Eldrige, editor and proprietor of the DeLand W'eth-ly A'rtm, was here yesterday securing names for a petition to the County CommUitioners to hold an election for changing the county sett from Enterprise.. Irevious to his arrival he had secured above seven hundred names. At least two-thirds of Duytona s voter have signed or will do so lx for the petition Is forwardad. Mr, Eldrige started for Palatka this morning. Oebaldixz. Interlarhen Notes. trrtrimUnrt of the lhilatka JVruw. Istj- iiLc!iE.v, January 2. Mis B. W. Hume, of New Haven, Conn., is a gueht at Hotel Lagoiida for the third season. C. W. Castle, a prominent merchaut of Chicago, is a guest at Hotel lAgond. . His daughter accompanies him. D. W. 1 lames and wife, of Idiston, Conn., aftor traveling through th State, ha decided to remain at InU-rlaclisn. They are guesta at Hotel IjioihIo. Other late arrivals at this inlar hotel are Mr, and Mis Burchard. of Framingham, Mass., and J. W. Sturte vant and Oscar Hall, of Jacksonville. A meeting of the citizen of Inb- lachen at Hotel Iagonda last Wednesday evening decided to organize a Board of Trade. They mm t ' for jx riuaiient or ganization next Tuesday. f .111 Arm Mashed. Corrtnm1fitrt of lit Valntha A, Waldo, Fla., January 25. Mr, Wright Bowen, employed at tl:e depot at this place, while coupling a car this morning hnd his arm badly mashed at the elU)w. Dr. Jolly was callod at once, ami is in attendance on him now. The wound is a very painful one. Ia Jiaste. 11. C. A. To Oeraldiae." Daytoxa, January 27. Our worthy correspondent "IJerald- ine" is to-day enjoying hi twenty-first anniversary. We think since January 1 he ha worn a smile proliably h dreamed Unit 1109 wa a leap year. Many happy returns is our wish, tier Idine, . I'iO. Utilize Waste. Hhcrnian Adams In Ortedo CnroitMa, The more trash, leaves, eras and th like.that you can gather from the woods, iielila ami swamps and incorporate wilii your soil the lietter. Rotting it produces 1 1 II let I IA La n (fa 1 iutiiiniia 1 .1 as s...m...m. mi plant growth. With a keen grub 'how cut every bush just llow the surface of the ground on your pine lands near your home, or field, and then with a aj th you can mow it once or twice a year, then rake and cart it onto your land. Tliis is a resource that should not t neglected. If the sprout end of th al Uiettoes lie cut off just below the biid.sav about six inches oir the end, it will kill a large proportion. UeNu.t the opora- tlon on ruch as sprout and in two or three years they will decay and be eas ily removed by plowing or th Uso of the grub hoe. fensarola' Coal Trade. Advsnee-Gsxette. Notwithstanding the loss which Pen sacola sustains by the foolish strike of the guano handlers, last year, we at fitting even with Mobil by supplying ier with coal ye coal a first-class ar ticle of anthracite: and, by the way, we are also shipping the same ar ticle to Montgomery ami Birmingham. Black Has Cora I nr Out. Orlando Itooord. Tlie very pleasant weather we have been having the past month ha brought the black baa rrom hi winter retreat, and large numlier are now Ix ing taken out from the surrounding lake. On gentleman caught seventy-six one day last week. A Hctch Colony. nnlruavilla Itecoril. Mr. George II Stewart and familr leave this morning for their old home in Bonny Scotland. Mr. Stewart iroes to endeavor to bring a colony with him to settle in Florida. He promise to let hi friends hear from him from time to timo through th columns of th Jteeord. W wih hint and his family a hanpv voy age, that he may be uccef ul" on his tu Union and return to us ere long with a goodly number of his friends. Gold la Columbia Coaatr. Lake City Reporter. A large vein of quartz rock baa been discovered near Columbia City, Fla.. tilled with gold. The assay of solus of it shows $1,600 to tli ton. This gold, along with our cotton, corn, lumbwr and fruits will make Columbia County th most prosperous of at y county in Flor ida. Whopth finder of this mina will mak million of money out of it.