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THE PA1LATKA. DAILY NEW;
tTAT TTATTT' TT v uju u xya--u . - it a i I roriM IcrWCnulVI! I F I CIXI DIRECTORY, APOTHECARIES. ASbwe cor'nefTeon' and FrQafc '' KEltSTINO, B Northeast corner Lemon and Front. . LOW KIT 8TAKK, Front street, tourboon north Of pot office. PEEK, f F . Lemon street, laum block. vr v- - -r- ' - . WiUU "rin btore, liemoa ircv-i- ATTORNEYS BALimfN, JOSEPH K - Prvffffic Building. PalatkB, Fla. CAIJrfoUN DAVW. rti.,t street, comer nrau.vuivt, ANDLEK, StTMNk-K C - - ...... Front at, i aiuuwi ll illkW'ockf Lemon street; office upstairs. BANGOR ORANUt buacs. ISot of laurel near JTtKW depot. BANKS. - HIRST NATIONAL BANK. W J Winefc-ar, President, Front treet BARBERS. "mo'nweet, opposite Putnam House. MOHR, FRANK talk block. Lemon street. BOARD OF TRADE. FFTCF. NO 28 FKONT STREET. OF vS tatbe city wihi,ltf Information will be cheerfully supplied. BOARDING HOUSES. M&inaSinh1Koom,W.ter.ndMaU, BOOKS AND STATIONERY. CreJt, next door to post office. BOOTS AND SHOES. VATTEKLIN, H T . Morasne block. Lemon street. BOOK BINDERS. PAL ATKA NEWS PUBLISHING COMPANY, Held street. BOOt AND SHOE KAKINO AND REPAIRING. Front it. 1 door south of First Nat Bank K0onUU Putnam House. CANOY MANUFACTURERS. SMITH, R E J ',, v No i Lemon street, GllUs block . - CIGARS AND TOBACCOS. Putnam Gallery, Lemon street, op Putnam N08 Lemon 'street. Gillto block. CISTERNS AND TANKS. sn wr tr 1? 1 rrr Ttv A L Jones, proprietor. Water street, near J T 4 6. n aepoi. ! CIVIL ENGINEERING. tit yuivevor, Nos. 8 and 1 Mora (me block. over ivi"K . CLOTHING AND GENTS' FURNISHINGS. LOEB, MAHCU8 Gillls Wock. Lemon street. ZACHAK1A8. A No 1-J Lemon street. CONFECTIONERY. BECKP, I? Lemoa street, corner of 8econd CROCKERY. Hickuian-Kennerly block, Imon street. DENTAL ROOMS. Mornirne block, Traon street, upstairs. UOSEMilCKG. t)R W H Hickmau block Lemon street, upstairs. x DRY GOODS. OEVERECX, CP Lemon street JACOHHON, 1 Phoenix block Imrai street - GRAIN. HAY. ETC. w n nmn-fT?L3 sV ff ' Foot of Laurel street, near JT4KWRY GROCERS. DUNN, JOHN T Next to post office, Front street HAG A N.J W Lhfnoii afreet, corner of Jones HALGHTON RO,A M Phirnix block. Lemon street tlC.NT,AV yrt s block, foot of Lemon street PETERMANN, HEMS ronton stvect. southeast corner of First . IOGKRO A MITNDF.E Hickman-Kennerly block. Lemon street BHV.LLEY. J H Opposite Southern Express Company GUN a LOCKSMITHS. HEVDR1CKSON. L ' Lemon street, opposite Putnam House usnnwiRF GRIFFIN PARKER Florida Southern building', W ater street LANK. P. T x 4 Hart's block. Water street HARNESS AND SADDLES. BANDRIiSON.RC , , . Opiiuxite Putnam House, lmon street HOTELS. . vlT 1 linrSR A P Cnitovu, prop, cor Reid and Second sts CARLETON HOUSE, Anlrew sueiiey. prop. I'ourt House Wock, orange street IUVTH. Pill KK' IV John llixlor. iirort, cor Lemon and Water ntut'iiMiA HOTEL Mai. A M Waahnurn. i.riomr Fnmt arrMt corner of Williiim THE WEST EM). FlnO-class Hoarding for fiimilicu, cor of Dodge and Emmett streets ICE. T Tk-A ICS FACTORY. L C Canora, muiuueer. Laurel st, let River and Einmett INSURANCE. riBlHTOK KF.VNKRI.Y RtNimS. Kennorlv-Hickman blk.Lemonst HILLIAKD A: CO..UHAS M PHluika National Bunk building;, Front st WEMK. W .1 Post i llice building JEWELRY. HEATH, O TS I ,emon st root, opposite Putnam House gPKt'K, JOHN F - Front street, four doors south of Lemon JOB PRINTING. PAT. ATKA NEWS PUBLISHING COMPANY Reid street LIVERY STABLES. CEM CITY LIVERY AND SALE STABLE Near J T & K W depot, First street MERW1N Jt rOX liPmi'm street, between Third and Fourth RAMSAUEK.JM lo Corner of Reid and Secon street LIME. JRATON, Cn AS V. AoatiT Foot of Laurel street LUMBER. BOYD, I A KJver gti-ect, next to Gaa Works MEAT MARKETS. CROSS, W B Munaire r Gem City market. Water street CrMMINGSS CO . , Lemon street, two doors west of Jones GOOOSON CO., M C No 20 Front street uimnir. THittlAS Lemou street, between Third and Fourth MILLINERY AND FANCY GOODS. HOLBJJrtftK. MRS THOS J-Yunt 8tret?t. oppoaite Putnam House PAINTS. OILS AND ARTISTS' MATERIALS piuat ka National Bank buildinr Front s PHOTOGRAPHERS. u i virn.n .T fl keuuerU-Hlekman bUx k. Lemon street PHYSICIANS. OI.K, TH A r-, HombWathist, Raum block. Lemon street CYRI S, Ir W H . Moratrne bloi k, Lemon street, upstairs REAL ESTATE 3URT. JAMES ,,"' Town loti, Palatka Heights. HEALY & TRIAY Board of Trade Room, Front street . PHiHtka National Bank building. Front st SALOONS. EDW A TtDS, A N tX., Hart's lock. Water street IDA IH SaLOON . . Twir VHlmettoce, Iemon street Vi-CTM UIMV Lemon street, near J T K W Junction SASH. DOORS AND BLINDS mpves -r Palatka National Bank buildintf. Front s TAILORING. tfUIXIXfiPK . . Over Loab'e store. Lemon street, upstair TAXIDERMIST. irwr. w s Front street, three doors south of Lemon UNDERTAKERS AND EMBALMERS. NOW. W C No 30 Front street WAGON FACTORY. ACB & MARTIN " . River street, near Gas Works WOOD YARD -D ALTON. M H Foot f 4du is straet. AT-WASH 1NGT0N SENATE PASSES SEVERAL BILLS. BLAIR'S PET WILL BE VOTED ON WEDNESDAY. Riddlebereer Insists on His Treaty Resolution. Dramatic Situation In the Senate wniie Clearing the Galleries Preparatory to a Secret Session. SENATE. Washington, Februarys. luo reso lution offered some days since by Frye. instructing the Committee on Foreign Re lations to prepare a statement showing the political organization of the Dominion of Canada and of the several provinces of which it is composed, and of the geo graphica 1 relations sustained by them to the United States and various other mat ters, was taken up and adopted. BILLS PASSED. A bill was passed appropriating $1,200,- 000 for a public building for Kansas City. RELIEF FOR BREEDERS. The bill for the relief of importers of animals for breeding purposes in certain cases was taken up and passed. It di rects the Secretary of the Treasury to remit all duties upon importations of animals for breeding purposes, whether imported for the importer's own use or for sale, and provides that the fact of such importation shall be sufficient de fense in any pending action. RIDDLEBERGER AGAIN. Mr. Riddleberger took the floor and objected to the consideration of anynat ter to which objection could be made during the time assigned for morning business, until he could have action on the resolution offered by him some weeks since, to have the British extradition treaty considered in open session. Af ter he had been speaking for ten or fif teen minutes he was ruled out of order and directed to take his seat. PORTER ACADEMY BILL PASSED. On motion of Mr. Butler the bill au thorizing the Secretary of War to trans fer to the trustees of the Porter academy property in the city of Charleston, S. C, was taken from calendar and passed. THE BLAIR BILL. The Senate then, at 2:10, took up as unfinished business the Blair Educational bill. Mr. Blair said that so far as he could judge of the condition of the de bate, the bill might be disposed of by the Senate to-day certainly if the session were slightly prolonged. In any event he would ask the Senate to dispose of it to-morrow. CALLS OPINION. Mr. Call spoke in support of the bill. If he could lelieve, he said, that the evils foretold by the enemies of the bill would follow its enactment, lie would vote against it, although he had voted twice for it. But he did not so believe, As to the constitutional objection made to it, he said that the quotations from Jefferson and Madison and early fathers of the republic, were nearly 100 years old, and that these interpretations had been over-ridden, every one of them, by the practice of the Government and with the acquiescence of the people. At the close of Call's remarks Mr. Blair asked to have the time fixed for the vote on the bill and pending amend ments, and he suggested 4 o'clock to morrow. JIR. PLITMB WANTS TO SPEAK. Mr. riumb objected to that. He would be glad to have the time fixed, but further in the future. He would have something to Bay about the bill, but he was not prepared with statistics which he wanted to use. Another Senator had informed hint that he also wished to speak. He suggested next Wednesday at 3 o'clock, and Blair accepted that sug gestion and unanimous consent was given to it. Mr. Harris moved to proceed to execu tive business, but he offered to withdraw the motion in order to have a vote on Riddleberger's resolution, provided it could be had without any discussion. Riddleberger declared that he would make no conditions as to the resolution treaty, and demanded the yeas and nays on the motion to go into executive session. The Senate then voted (43 to 9) to proceed to executive business, Riddle berger vol ing in the affirmative. DRAMATIC A dramatic, though momentary scene followed. Riddleberger arose as the Chair announced the vote and attempted to speak. The Chair directed, as usual. that the Sergeant-at-Arms will clear the galleries and close the doors. The SeDa tor from Virginia, who has a bronchial affection which renders it difficult for him to make himself audible and pale with excitement, said: "I beg pardon. sir, I arise to move a reconsideration of the vote." (A pause during which the Sergeant-at-Arms was executing - bia office.) "Have I net the right, sir, to move a reconsideration ? I voted in the affirmative for that purpose.'' (A fur ther pause.) -I have the right and no Sereeant-at-Arms can restrain me from" . The closing of the doors shut off the further proceedings from the public ear. It is understood that the Senator from Virginia continued his remarks, but di rected them against the substance of the British treaty, and that he consumed the time until 4:55, at which hour the Senate adjourned. HOrSE. Washington, February 8. In consid- j eration in the morning hour, the House resumed consideration of the bill making i bills of lading conclusive evidence in PALiATEA, FLORIDA, THURSDAY certain cases, and it following is the text: BILLS OF LADING CONCLUSIVE EYIDE-M.K. "Tbat whprver anv common carrier by land or water, or its agent author ized to execute and deliver Dius oi lau i ng, signs and delivers any bill of lading or instrument in the nature thereof pur--nortine to be for goods, .wares, or mer chandise received by such carrier for transportation from one State to another within the United States, or to any for- country, Buch bill of lading rf lnatrlirilPnT. Ill VliC thereof in the hands of any bona fide holder for valuable considera tion, who acquired the same in the usual course of trade without any notice of any defect therein, shall be conclusive evidence that the goods described there in were actually received by such car rier in tne manner anu lor mo jjuiwc , as therein slated." THE SPECIAL COMMITTEE OF FIVE. The Speaker announced the appoint ment of the following members of the special committee to investigate the ex isting labor troubles m PennsykfUma: Tillman of South Carolina, fetone or Missouri, Chipman of Michigan, Ander son of Kansas, and Parker of New York. ' ADJOCRNED. The House, then, at 8:45, adjourned. DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS. Members of the Democrat Ic Congressional Com- ' mi ties Sslectea. Washington, February 8. The cau cus of the Dt'Piocratic members of the Hrmnn whirr. w.Ti!fHKfor this after noon for the purpose of selecting repre sentatives on the Democratic lSEgres- sional Committee, resulted in the choice of the following: Alabama, James T. Jones; Arkansas, Thomas C. McRae; California, T. L. Thompson; Connecticut, R. J. Vance; Delaware, J. B. Penning ton; Florida, R. H. M. Davidson; Geor gia, T. W. Grimes; Illinois, R. W. Town- shend; Indiana, Benjamin F. Shively; Iowa, W. I. Hayes; Kentucky, W. T. Taulbee; Louisiana, M. B. Logan; Mary land, Barnes Compton; Michigan, S. O. Fisher; Mississippi, J. M. Allen; Minne sota, J. L. MacDonald; Missouri, James N. Burnes; Nebaska, J. A. McShane; New Hampshire, L. F. McKin ney; New Jersey, William McAdoo; New York, L. S. Bryce; North Carolina, F. M. Simmons; Ohio, Beriah Wilkins; South Carolina, Samuel Dibble; Tennessee, Benton McMillen; Texas, W. H. Martin; Virginia, G. D. Wise; West Virginia, C. E. Hogg; Wis consin, i nomas a. iiuad; Arizona, M. A. Smith; Montana, J. R. Toole; New Mexico, A. Joseph; Utah, J. T. Caine; Washington Territory, C. S. Voorhees. In the case of States where there are no Democratic Representatives, or where the delegations failed to make selec tions, the full committee is granted power to fill vacancies in the represen tation. - The first person named, Jones of Alabama, was authorized to call the committee together for the purpose of organization. OUR MILITIA FORCE. Statement by the Secretary of War Msde to Congress. Washington, February 8. The Sec retary of War to-day transmitted to Congress a tabulated statement of the militia force of the United States which shows that at the last returns there were eighty-two general officers, 1,105 officers of the general staff, 1,638 officers regi mental, field and staff, and 5,885 com pany officers; making a total of 8,210 commissioned officers. There were 18,331 non-commissioned officers, 3,900 musicians and 71,396 privates, making in all 92,627 enlisted men, and a grand total (officers and men) for the militia forces of 100,837 men. The number of men available for military duty (unor ganized) is set down at 7,920.768, but in some cases the figures are based upon es- mates made in the War DeDartment. THE STATISTICIAN TROUBLE. Man; Persons Appealing to Commissioner Cole- man to Retain Him. Washington, February 8. Commis sioner Coleman, of the Agricultural De partment, said to-day in reply to an inquiry that he liad not received the resignation of Statistician Dodge. The commissioner, it is stated, is placed in an embarrassing position by the request made of liim in the formal petition from members of Congress asking for Dodge's removal. The opposition to Dodge arises from objections made by persons interested in tg tobacco trade to Dodge's statistics concerning the tobacco crop. On the other band, many persons are appealing to Commissioner Coleman to retain Dodge. Among others seventy five members of the New York Cotton Exchange have sent a petition to Com missioner Coleman taking for Dodge's retention. This petition savs: "Although many of us differ at times with him in his cotton crop reports, yet we are fully aware that Dodge is the compiler and not the author of them, and believe him to be an honest and careful public ser vant." " Surrender: bj His Bondsmen. Cincinnati, February 8. John R. DeCamp, lately vice president of the Metropolitan Bank, has been surrendered by his bondsmen, John Carlisle and Albert Netter, and is now in charge of a United States Deputy Marshal. He has not been committed to jail, but is calling upon his friends to come and go his bond. John R. DeCamp, after being under custody in the United States Commis sioner's office from noon nntil 3:30 p. m., obtained four bondsmen and was re leased. Albert Netter reconsidered his action and signed the bond. The others were W. F. DeCamp, Henry C. Gilmour and Richard Smith. The Cigar Makers Win. Boston, February 8. The backbone of the cigar manufacturers' strike was broken last night when Alles & Fisher sent for their seventy-five men and in formed them that they could return to work to-day on the onion bill of prices. The striken are jubilant and feel justi fied in believing that the balance of the association will not hold out further than i Saturday night. was passeu. iim i Meeting of the Bar Associatlon-Tre Threo Day' Jubilee. Soefial to the Palatka Xnrx. Jacksonville, February 8. There are over 203 members of the State Bar As sociation, but only a few were present this morning at the court iiouse. where the session was held. The opening was advertised to take place at 10 o clock, but it was nearly 12 bafore the meeting was called to order. Hon. S. Y. Finley was elected chairman in the absence of President J. B. Wall, who was unable to come. The following gentlemen were present: S. Y. Finley, chairman; C. O. Hampton, secretary, both of Gainesville; B. F. Liddon, Frank Carter, Marianna; R. H. Williams, Tallahassee; J. G. Reardon, Ocala; Judge Stuart, Jasper; E. Badger. Ocala; John Smith, E. T. Hamlin, De- Land; Judge J. B. Christie, J. R. Chal- len, E. M. L'Engle, D. V. Dawkms. ic- tor Mudge, C. M. McBride, W. P. Ward and M. C. Jordon, of this city. Nothing important was done beyond organizing the association and getting into shape for the afternoon session. Hon. Emery gpeer, of Macon, United States Judge for the Southern District of Georgia, is in the city and will deliver an address at the Park Opera House this evening at 8 o'clock. Judge Speer is noted for his oratory. The public is in vited. The Opera House will be packed to hear the brilliajut gentleman's re marks. The Jacksonville Foot Ball Associa tion will have an interesting game of foot ball this afternoon at the old Fair Grounds. Mr. A. D. Biedler, of the big dry goods firm 6f "Sy;ltz, Biedler & Co., of Balti more, has Durcliast " toclt of gents' furnishing goods owned by M. TJTFloyd, of the Everett block, and will make Jacksonville his future home. The greatest event of the season at the Sub-Tropical will be a three days' jubi lee, including six grand concerts by Gil more's Band, ' the greatest musical at traction in the world, and one that has never been south before. The exact dates of these concerts will be announced in due time. J. E. S. FROM OCALA. Matters In That Thriving City Prof. Proctor's Fsmilj Club House. Special to the Pa'atha A'cio. Ocala, Fla., February 8. Mr. J. N. Strobhar, the principal agent of the Florida Southern Railway at this place, has been temporarily assigned to the of fice of that company at 29 West Bay street, Jacksonville. Mr. James O. Clark has just been ap pointed assistant to Mr. C. W. Campbell as Marion County's agent at the Sub Tropical by the Board of County Com missioners. Mrs. and Miss Proctor, of Oaklawn, Fla., the wife and daughter of the dis tinguished and well known Professor Richard Proctor, are at the Ocala House. The thirty-two piece minstrel com pany of Mclntire & Heath, gave an en tertaining performance to the fun-loving citizens of Ocala, at the Marion Opera House last night. Prominent members of a Boston club have bought six lots in Dun's northwest addition to Ocala, and propose to erect a club house as a winter resort. R. Y. A. N. FROM WASHINGTON. Denial of a New York Herald Statement Assistant Postmaster General Coming South. Special to the raltitha A"eit. Washington, February 8. Commissioner Coleman denies the New York Herald's special that he has the resignation of Mr. Dodge, the statis tician of the Department of Agriculture in his pocket. Miss Acklen, of this city, has gone to St. Augustine to join her brother, Mr. W. Acklen. They will sjiend a couple of months in the Ancient City. Mr. Choate, the St. Augustine repre sentative of The News, arrived in this city from New York last night, and leaves for home to-morrow. Assistant Postmaster General Steven son left this morning for Florida and the South on a two weeks' vacation. X. American Newspaper Publishers' Association. Indianapolis, Ind., February 8. The executive committee of the American Newspaper Publishers' Association met at the Denison Hotel yesterday in ad vance of the annual meeting of the as sociation, which takes place to-day. A conference was held with the leading ad vertising agents of the United States with a view to arranging reforms in the methods of doing business between ad vertisers and papers. There is a large attendance of newspaper men from all parts of the country and the annual meeting bids fair to be very successful. HEROIC MISS B0YCE. Both of Her Feet Amputated and Her Left Arm Badly Deformed. Plain view, Neb., February 8. Miss Louise M. Boyce, the school teacher who lay on the prairie all night during the recent blizzard with three of her pupils, all of whom died in her arms, had both feet amputated here yesterday. Her left arm is badly deformed by large pieces of flesh dropping off, but the phy sicians say it will probably not be neces sary to amputate it. FOUND MURDERED. Amos J. Suell. a Millionaire, Killed Ia His Ilonae by Bnrslars. Chicago, February 8. Amos J. Snell, who was the owner of the toll road run ning through Jefferson, was found mur dered this morning at his residence. No. 425 Washington boulevard. Snell was rated at $3,000,000 and owned a large number of houses. He had the front basement of LU house fitted up as an of fice, with several large safes, desks, etc. His office was entered last night by burglars, and there is no doubt that he heard them in his house and taking his revolver went to investigate. Hearing the intruders at work, he fired through the door at them. They opened the door and returned the fire and shot Snell in the breast. Snell must then have re treated and the burglars followed, aa Snell was found at the head of the base- MORNING, FEBRUARY-9, 1SS8. nient stairs with a bullet behind his ear. Snell's family were absent except two servant giils and two little grandchil dren. What the burglars secured may never he known, but Snell's business habits preclude the possibility of their realizing much, as he never kept large amonts of money or negotiable paper in his house. Amendments to be Submitted. Jackson, Miss., February 8. The Senate to-day by a two-thirds vote passed a resolution on its first reading submitting to a vote of the people at the next election of two constitutional amendments. One restricting the ten ure of the office of the Governor to one term of four years, and the other making the judiciary elective by the people instead of being appointed by the Gov ernor. Shot at a Dor aid Hit a Book A cent. Charleston, S. C, February 8. At Blackville this morning J. D. Whitle shot at a dog going out of his gate. He missed the dog but hit a book agent from Richmond, Va., named Sampson, who was walking on the railroad track a hun dred yards distant. Sampson's wound is painful but not fatal. Baltimor and Ohio at 95. Baltimore, February 8. Sixty shares of Baltimore and Ohio Railway stock sold to-day at 95. This U the lowest figure reached for a number of years, and is said to result from the probability that the road may not declare adividend for several years to come. It is thought the shares will go still lower. Smugglers Captured. Watertown, N. Y., February 8. The United States customs officials last night captured a sleigh containing $22,000 worth of opium, w hich was being smug- 4aross the boundary line near Red wood in this'county.XUS sP:i1sK'ern'rr owner of the slcign were arrested and taken to Ogdensburg. Fostponement of the Treaty. Washington, February 8. It is re- ported that the Senate in sec ret session this afternoon postponed further consid- eration of the British extradition treaty until next December. Indorse Cleveland. Annapolis, Md., February 8. The House of Delegates to-day passed reso lutions indorsing President Cleveland's administration and his recent message by a vote of 53 to 16. Gen. Anderson, of Savanuab, lead. Savannah, Ga., Februarys. General Robert H. Anderson, chief of police of Savannah, died here to-day of pneu monia. Gladstone's Welcome iu England. London, February 8. Gladstone ar rived at Dover ' this afternoon. He received a most enthusiastic greeting from a large crowd that had gathered to meet him. Upon his arrival at t lie Charing Cross Station this evening he was received with mingled cheers and hootings. There was an enormous crowd of people in and around the station when he arrived. Arrests and Conviction. Dublin, February 8. Patrick O'Brien, M. P., was to-day sentenced to three months' imprisonment by the Kilkenny court for inciting tenants not to pay rent. O'Brien appealed and was released on bail. Mr. Flynn, member of Parlia ment for North Cork, was arrested to day and was afterwards admitted to bail. The Pope Advises the Irish Bishops. Rome, February 8. The Pope has re quested Cardinal Simeoni to advise the Irish bishops to preach to the people of Ireland respect for the laws and to main tain a calm and prudent line of conduct. The Pope has also announced his inten tion to send to Ireland a permanent apostolic legate. Wilxon Summoned to Appear. Paris, February 8. Wilson has been summoned to appear before the tribunal or correction reoruary its, to answer charges connected with the decorating of M. Legrande. M. Crespin, the exam ining magistrate, has advised that Wil son be prosecuted in the police court. Ioctors Kesolve on Tracheotomy. San Remo, February 8. The Cjpwn fnnce experiences difficulty in breath ing. It is reported that the doctors have resolved to resort to tracheotomy immediately as further delay might re sult iu suffocation. The Military Kill Pasxed. Berlin, February 8. The military bill was read the second time in the Reich stag to-day and was passed as a whole. (Quarreling With the Commission. Fort Otrden News. If the members of the Railroad Com missioners of Florida have drawn thefr salaries, ttieir mission is now accom plished. The highest rates of travel have been sustained by them, as far as our readers are concerned, and every section of the country is grumbling over an advance on short line , f reigh'. It is hard to admt. but it does not set that the question of rates was an m of contract with any of the Florida rail road charters, and if we do not want to ride we can walk, with the same old principles of competition, supply and demand, at our disposal. When "we re call the failure of the attempt to fix the prices of all commodities at the dark pe riod of the American Revolution, and still later in the early French Republic, it begins to dawn upon us that we are a little behind th times, and wasting too much labor on tne bungtiole while the spiggot is wide open. Let commercial principles rule in commerce and the learned commission rule upon the bench, where they are more familiar with the surroundings, and their astute poise be fore the public does not lose its "tute appearance. He Was There. Watertown Times. A Syracuse dry goods merchant baa posted a placard containing the follow ing on his store door: "Don't try to open this door. I am Sick.and when I am Well I will be able to Open it Myself." Different Oaths. St. Louis Poet-Dispatch. Justice Lamar took the modified oath on entering his new office, but there was no modification about the oaths which Bill Chandler and Murat Halstead used on the same occasion. An Able Paper. Macon Telegraph. The able Thomasville Enterprise thinJ 3 the tariff is a very insignificant issr e. Thomasville is full of smart men v ho pity the stupidity of the outside wrrld. ABOUT TREATIES. WHAT BELMONT KNOWS OF THEM. THAT WITH CHINA AND THE ONE ' WITH ENGLAND. Speedy Settlement of the Chinese Question-No Politiral Extradition Clauae ia the Britih Treaty. Washinqtos, February 8. An Asso ciated Press reporter obtained to-day from Representative Belmont, chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Af fairs, an important statement with re gard to the Chinese question, and also as to the pending treaty with Great Britain. It reply to questions of the re porter, Belmont said he felt he could properly state that negotiations had been pending for some time for an amicable settlement of the Chinese ques tion. They had been susjiended during the summer in consequence of the ab sence of the Chinese minister, but hud now been resumed and were reaching completion. We understand, in fact, that a draft of the proposed treaty had been transmitted to the Chinese minister to-day, containing such modifications of existing treaties as would bring about the complete exclusion of that ola. of emigrants Hir'tr people of the western coast objected. It was only just to the Chinese Gov- ernment to say that there was no dispo- 8ition on their I"? to 8taml in the W87 of ch an agreement and he believed there was a strong prospect that within a nth we would have a treaty which woula enectuaiiy dispose of the question. " wouiu, oi course, be necessary for I Congress to enact legislation to carry I nut tlt riiirruwa ff anoli t - an1 therefore it was desirable that the bills now pending before the House should not be hastily acted upon. If there should be a failure of negotiations, which did not seem likely, Congress would be informed in ample time to pass inde pendent legislation. Belmont further said that any treaty arrangements with China to prevent Chinese immigration would of course have to be supplemented by some strin gent legislation, and perhaps even by eome treaty stipulations with Great Britain to suppress the introduction of Chinese coolie labor by wav of Hon: jvong ana Vancouver, Dy wnicu our present restrictive laws were largely avoided. It was understood there woidd be no difficulty on that score. Speaking of the pending treaty with Great Britain, Belmont said as the mat. ter had been so widely discussed through the newspapers, he thought it only just to the administration that it should be known that no clause permitting the ex tradition of citizens of the United States for any political offense was included in the treaty sent to the Senate. If there was any such provision now under con sideration, it must have been inserted as an amendment in the Senate. He de clared emphatically that there was no clause in the treaty as submitted to the Senate which surrenders any right which this Government has always upheld, nor was there aDy provisions which could be construed as permitting a surrender on account of political offenses. CONGREGATIONAL CONFERENCE. First and Second Days' Proceedings of the State Association. Orrrenpontience of the Palatka Ifetct. Interlachen. February 8. The fifth annual meeting of the Gen eral Congregational Association of Flor ida, convened at the Fii-st Congrega tional Church on Tuesday evening, Feb ruary i. i lie opening exercises were conducted by Rev. W. B. Benedict, of Orange Park, and Rev. E. P. Hooper, of Rollins College, Winter Park. The sermon was preached by the Rev. B. T. Stafford, of Norwalk, from the text found in 1 Cor. xv, 3: "I delivered unto you, first of all, that which I also re ceived, how tliat Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures." The first thing Paul had to tell on all occa sions, was the gospel of love and recon ciliation. Of other things he knew enough to be intensely interesting, but he only delivered first of all thw gospel, because by its acceptance he had been saved from a state of narrowness in sym pathy and desire, to the life of constant enlargement in all man-building things, It was the apostle's chief desire to make this gospel known to all listening ears, The divine voice hag spoken to the effec- that condemnation has been removed from all who turn away from evil and learn to do well. The gospel, then, is the revelation of the divine thought to men. Such magnificent love is always reliable and trustworthy. It is the source of purpose and aspiration, it forms the constructive principle of character and fills the life with the enthusiasm of the right sort- After the sermon a business meeting at which the Rev. S. V. McDuffee was chosen Moderator; L. C. Partridge. Longwood, Asssistant Moderator; Prof. Barrows, M. D., of Winter Park, Scribe and W. F Cathcart', of Tangerine, As sistant Scribe. The Association then ad journed till 8:30 a. m., February 8, Wednesday: 850 a. m. The meeting was called to order by the Moderator, and business occupied the attention of the conference until 9:15, when a gen- eral report of the state of religion in the churches was made by Rev. Sidney Crawford, of Tampa, Secretary of the Association, supplemented by reports from pastors and delegates. At 10 a. m. the audience listened to the report of the obituary committee by Prof. Barrows, of Winter Park. At 10:13 the Sunday School secretary, Mrs. Charles Parker, of Orange City, made an 'nteresting report. - At 11:00 devotional exercises were led by Rev. A. B. Dilley, of Lake Worth. Atll:30lav. J. Cadawallader inter ested the audience by remarks on Bible reading and healing of the body in an swer to prayer. Wednesday, 2 p. m. Business oc cupied the hour from 2 to 3 o'clock. At 2:30 the ladies missionary meeting was held in the parlors of Hotel Interlachen. At 3 o'clock the subject of denomina tional literature and the church's obliga tion to it was the subject of discussion and waa 11 by Rev. & D. Smith, of Winter Park. At 3:30 the Rev. Mason Noble, of Or iole, led the discussion on the need of evangelical work in our churches. At 4 p. m. the discussion on the meth ods of carrying on such work was par ticipated in by Rev. A. T. Clark, of New Smyrna, Thomas Jewetf t of Tan gerine, and F. C. Nettleton, Esq., of Lake Helen. The meeting adjourned to the Hotel Interlachen where the ladies of the church and society entertained the mem bers of the Association, and the citizens with refreshments. This social proved one of the most interesting features of the meeting of the Association. WELAKA. liKOStmsnts- -Tho Stroot Question An Amateur Minstrel Entertainment. CorTtKixmdrtiet of the PalitiKa Arm. Welaka, February 8. Fertilizer everywhere, orange bloom, ditto. Lovely weather? Delightful! Improvements are still going on, lot thoee who neglect their sidewalks and fence corners, look on the energy of others and blush. Mr. J. R. Hughes has made a further investment of town property. He has purchased two lots in block forty-one the property of Mr, C. S. Stephens and is nou uiae.!. .j-d i. i .jfjiiu.tli.!fis. Mr. L. Bennett and wife accompanied by Mr. Brown all of Rhode Island, have arrived and will remain for the season. Mr. E. Combs was seen on the streets yesterday accompanied by a long string of fine trout. Mr. C. S. debits our energetic moss mattress manufacturer has his hands full, and informs us that he will enlarge his business soon and make lounges and other upholstered furniture. Mr. Gehita is a good workman and invariably gives satisfaction. Welaka is going to have a gala week soon. The street question still remains in an unsatisfactory condition. This wretched nightmare hangs over us in the most unaccountable manner. Why cannot the matter be adjusted? Empires have been made and unmade in less time by one man than it has taken seven men to settle a small question like this. It is the only thing that has been tried, red tape, blunderings and petitions, the table is crowded, a number of motions have fallen under the table, and it is not half done yet. Mr. L. Morris succeeded in capturing a splendid specimen of the eagle the other day. It measured seven feet from tip to tip of the wings. It was caught by one claw in a trap. WELAKA DRAMATIC ASSOCIATION. The Association introduced a new fea ture into its performance on Friday last,and discovered an inexhaustible fund for amusement in the members who took part in the minstrel and variety en tertainment on that evening. Owing to the unfortunate and much regretted ill ness of Mr. J. Cole, the musical portion, as far as the songs went was not as great a success as it would have been had Mr Cole been present with his banjo. Mr. George Russell was the "star of the evening." His Dutch speech and song, and his darkey varieties were capitally rendered, and earned hearty and well deserved applause. The comic song ren dered by Mr. Combs, "There's nothing in it," was much appreciated, and re ceived an encore. The following took part: Messrs. F. C Cochrane, C. F. Waldron, S. Pastorfield, Gaorge Russell, J. Russell Kennedy and E. Combs, and each and all took the parts assigned to them well. A new feature in the jierformance was the orchestral jierforniance of Mr. C. S. Packard on the violin, Mr. R. H. Hotch kin on the cornet and. Mrs. Winston Ste phens as organist. The pieces were well rendered and heartily encored, and lov ers of music may exiiect much from the future performance of this trio orches tra. We understand that Miss Waldron and her brother. Mr. D. F. Waldron. who have so long lent their kind and much appreciated musical aid to the as sociation, will alternate with them. . SATSUMA HIGHTS. Preparation for the Inaugural Meeting of the I. 0. 0. F. Ledge-Interesting Jottings. CurreriMntUnee of the PaUUka A'ewt. Satscma Hights, February 8. Prof. A. Williams arrived from Win ter Haven last Saturday. He has brought from his place there some remarkably fine orange and lemon trees, which he has planted on his grove here. Among the varieties of lemons we notice the Villa Franca and Foot Thorn less, both of which are just now attracting great at tention in Polk County. The last named variety was introduced by the Rev. Geo, Jackson, of Winter Haven. Alterations are being made in the hall over Messrs. Hinks & Coates' store, pre paratory to the inaugural meeting of the L O. O. F. Lodge, which will take place on Saturday next, unless prevented by untoreseen circumstances. Ante and re galia rooms are being added to the halL Mr. James Greenwood, ot Linda, has been planting trees on Mr. C. B. Martin's place during the week. Mr. Martin was so pleased with his purchasj that he or dered another lot of trees, which will be put in this week. We were agreeably surprised at re- I ceiving some samples of lace goods and everlasting edgings from Messrs. Hinks & Coates, who have imported a large parcel of these goods from England, we advise all our lady readers to write for patterns. Orange, peach trees and vegetables are putting on an abundant growth after the refreshing rains we have had, and if we receive no more checks from the "Frozen North" young groves in this section will present a very fine appear ance in tbe tall. ' Various varieties of thepeachare being NUMBER 28' planted here. The favorite way of plant ing is in the middle of the square formed by four orange trees. We regret the departure of Miss Gil lett, of Interlachen,' who for the past week lias been the guest of Mrs. G. V. " Peer. We understand that Mr. W. S. Bent ley, the agent for Mapea" fertilizers in this settlement, has been doing a very good business. Ie firmly believes that Mapes' fertilizers will produce good re sults. Mr. Milan Cole has been drumming in this section for the humo fertilizer. Semper Paratts. ADDITIONAL LOCAL. THE YACHT EACH The Wanderer Wins Ona Leg of the Tlustla Placqne by a Close Shave. The yacht race yesterday evening was very exciting. Although the yachts were not very attractive, the breeze was from the west and blew great guus, while the boys Liy at tho dock waiting for a start. This made the crew on board the Wanderer more cheerful, while the boys on the Bertha and Martha wre hunting for reef points and lanyards. Promptly at 2::0 o'clock the starting signal was given and the Wanderer, Capt, Glady, crossed the line first under full sail. The Martha and Bertha fol lowed aliout one minute apart both un der single reefed sails. When they had well gotten under way the Martha shook out her reef. At the first bony the Wanderer got well the lead by shaving the buoy close. When the Bertha gybed her boom struck the water and everybody thought she had gone over, but she gathered herself up and on she went passing tbe Bertha and gaining rapidly on tiie VV andeier. At the last buoy she had caught well up with her competitor but when they turned the old salt on the Wanderer made a close shave again and the Bertha mis stayed and lost more than she had gained. At the start of the second round the Bertha shook out her reefs and held her own to the finish. The Wanderer was excellently sailed throughout the race and it was plain to be seen that it was all in the handling. The Martha was well sailed by Capt. Broward, and it was the general opinion that she did her best. The Jessie sailed over the course but her time was not taken as she was not in the race. The following was the time: actual time. STAKT. Wanderer.. :TO:i5 Martha .. . 2:400 Cerlha 2:10 45 FIRST LAP. 3:06:30 3:10:13 3:10:111) FINISH. 3:38:05 3:38.l 3:J8:15 ELAPSED TIME. SKC. SO 80 30 Wanderer 58 Bertha ' 58 Martha 58 The Wanderer has about six seconds time allowance off the Bertha and the Bertha has about the same off the Martha. The judges were B. IL Enos and C. II. Glilden. Mclntyre St Heath's Minstrels. Fry's Opera House was packed last night with Palatka's amusement-loving citizens, to witness Mclntyre & Heath's Minstrels. This troupe is excellent, and the performance rendered last evening was very creditable to every member of the company, each and every part being offered in a masterly way, while the comicalities of the situation kept the house in a constant uproar especially the great local hits of the leading com edian, Billy Buckley. There was evidently great trouble in arranging so large a company on such an "inconveniently small stage. The . tronpe will appear in St, Augustine to night and deserve an overflowing house. Money Wasted la "Foundations." IJoston Herald. We are wont to smile at the "foun dations" in England which have outlived their usefulness, because all the condi- tions have changed. Take the case of the pious old gentleman who, 200 or 300 years ago, lett a sum of money in the hands of trustees, the interest to be used for all time, to support a clenrvrr.an who should preach a sermon every day in a certain church located in what was then the most populous part of London. rroui nis point . or view. it was doubtless a good thins? in those days, but how is it now? The whole district is given up to busi ness. The preaching goes on just tha same, but there ia no congregation. The iortunate possessor ot the "living" never goes near the church, but hires a cheap curate to do the preaching to the empty seats, jience we smne. uut are not things drifting in the same direction here? The divinity school at Harvard is richly endowed, it" has an overstock of professors assistant professors and tutors, and so many free scholar ships that the dues are practically nothing, and yet it has more in structors than students, and the number of the latter seems to be gradually but Bieauuy uetreasing. 1UI people will go right on leaving money to it as a sort of expiration for their sins, and it is not im probable that the time will come when its funds will be double what they now are. and the number of its students re duced one half. Meantime other depart ments of the university are really short of money. What Is wanted is more dis crimination and lees superstition. Citrus Comity's Postal Facilities. Citrus Star. If there is any public improvement ' Citrus County needs more than another, it is better man service. it seems ridi culous tliat in order to send a letter, say from Mannfleld to Floral City, or Tomp. kinsviiie, a distance of eight or ten miles, it is necessary to send it to Brooks- viJle, seventeen miles in the opposite di rection, taking it from three to live days to reach its destination. The result of this state of things is. that much of th corres)ondence between the places men- uoueu is uone inrougn private channels. it is true mat citrus is a new county, but it would seem but reasonhl that every poetoffice in it should have daily, or at the farthest, tri-weekly postal com- BiumuuHai wiin me county seat. The . United States Post Office Drmrtmontif - the public service is more than paying its running expenses, and w believe if representations of our situation wera made to the proper anthoritieo. taster postal facilities than we now enjov would be granted, and tbe Mansfield post office would be raised to the dig nity of a money order office and be au thorized to pay money orders and postal notes. - Too Particular. Atlanta Journal. r- : V The Detroit Free Pre does not think a Sunday newspaper ought to lie. Tha . i Free Pit is growing j articular in it 1 old age.