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- t- PALATKA DAILY NEW; VOLUME IV. PALATKA, FLORIDA, FRIDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 10, 18S8. NUMBER 2SS. CITI DIBECTOKY. APOTHECARIES. ACKKHMAN STEWART, . Southwest corner Lemon ana Front. ' KERSTINO. K - . . Nrthettnt corner Lemon and Front. rrkwwv Jir HTAK1L Fmnt street, four door north of poet office. - PEEK, v . ... Iraon srreei. naum ihuv. . VOGELIiACH, A F Central Drug Store, Lemon street. ATTORNEYS BALDWIN, JOSEPH B, ' nt Office Building, Palatka, Fla. Kiiuivnil TAVI8. k'rcnt xtwet. comer Reid, offices upstair. CHANDLER, SUMNER C V Front st, Palatka National Bank Building ROBERTS, O F . ialk block. Lemon street; office upstair. BANGOR ORANGE BOXES. Foot of Laurel near J TiKW depot. BANKS. FIRST NATIONAL BANK, - W J Wineg-ar, President, Front street BARBERS. FIX LEY A H MOHK, FRANK -. Falk block. Lemon street. BOARD OF TRADE. nprirr nn s FRONT STREET. Vlitr In the city wishiuif information will be oheerf ully supplied. BOARDING HOUSES, una T a HTTTcmNSON. Hoarding and Dining Room, Water and Main BOOKS AND STATIONERY. COCHRANE, FC Front street, next door to post office. BOOTS AND SHOES. VATTERLIN, H T Moragna block. Lemon street. BOOK BINDERS. PALATKA NEWS PUBLISHING COMPANY, Reid street. BOOT AND SHOE MAKING AND REPAIRING. r. vr.r.v.v. w v. Front st, 3d door south of First Nat Bank HODDA, BENJ., AHENT, Lemoif street, opposite Putnam House. CANDY MANUFACTURERS. SMITH, R & E 3 No 8 Lemon street, Gillia block. CIGARS AND TOBACCOS. Ki-pppvnnrsrH. niAS Putnam Gallery, Lemon street, op Putnam SMITH, HKJ No 8 Lemon street. Gilli block. CISTERNS AND TANKS. TANK FACTORY, A L Jones, proprietor. Water street, near j 1 iL n aepot. CIVIL ENGINEERING. ' city iiurvevor, Nob. 3 and Moragne block. over Kersung . CLOTHING AND GENTS' FURNISHINGS. fLOEB, MARCUS Gillis tilK-k, Lemon street. ZACHARIAS, A No X Lemon street. CONFECTIONERY. BECKS, J F Lemon street, corner of Second CROCKERY. tilA. A Kxkuian-Kennt-r!y block, Lemon street. DENTAL ROOMS. ESTES, W W Mtirnime block. Lemon street, upstair. ROSENBERG, UK W H Hiekman block Lemon street, upstairs. DRY GOODS. TlEVERECST.CP Imon street JACOUSON, I i-ncercx oiock uemon sircei GRAIN. HAY. ETC. Foot of Laurel street, near J T A K W RY GROCERS. DUNN, JOHN T Next to post office. Front street . tnnihr f ur Imon street, corner of Jones HA I'UHTON & BROS., A M Phienix block, Lemon street TNT, A V I'ert s WiK-k, foot of Lemon street PETEKMANN. HEN IS Lemon street, southeast corner of First tOGKKO ML'NDKB Hickman-Kentierly block, Imon street PHKLLKV. J H Opposite Southern Express Company GUN LOCKSMITHS. HENDRICKSON. L Lemon street, opposite Putnam House HARDWARE. GRIFFIN PARKER Florida Southern building, Water street LANE, KT Hart Mock, water street HARNESS AND SADDLES. BANDERSON. R C Opposite Putnam House, Lemon street HOTELS. CANOVA HOT'SE A PCenovH, prop, cor Reid and Second sts CAR I. ETON" HOUSE, Andrew Shelley, prop. Court House block. Orange street HOTEL PHI KMX John Itixler. prop, cor Lemon and Water SARATOGA HOTEL. MaJ. A S Wash num. proprietor. Front stret corner of Willitim THE WEST END, First clatw Hoarding for families, cor of Dodge and Emiuctt streets ICE. PALATKA TCB FACTORY, L C Canova. manager. Laurel gt, t et River and Emmett INSURANCE. CARLETON A KENNERLY RikmhS, Kennerlr-Hickman blk. Lemon st HILLIAKD & CO., OH AS M Pnlatka National Hjnk building. Front st WEHB, W J Post office building JEWELRY. HEATH, O E imnn street, opposite Putnam House JSP EC K, JOHN F Front street, four doors south of Lemon JOB PRINTING. PALATKA NEWjf PUBLISHING COMPANY Keid street LIVERY STABLES. GEM CITY LIVERY AND SALE STABLE Neur J T A K H depot. First street , MEKWIN A SON leinon street, between Tliird and Fourth KAMSAUER, J M Corucr of Reid and Secon Etreet LIME. F-ATON, CHAS F. AfJKNT Foot of Laurel street LUMBER. BOYD, D A River street, next t Gas Works r.EAT MARKETS. CROSS, WB MHiiairer Gem City market. Water street CUM MINUS A CO I-mou street, two doors west of Jones GOODSOY CO., M C No ', Front street MURRAY, THOMAS Leraou street, between Third and Fourth , ' MILLINERY AND FANCY GOODS. ITOLBROOK. MRS THOS Front street, opposite Putnam House PAINTS. OILS AND ARTISTS' MATERIALS BARNES, R Puiatka National Bank building Front st PHOTOGRAPHERS. MANGOLD. JO Kennerlv-Hickman block. Lemon street PHYSICIANS. 0OI.R, DH A L, Homeopath ist, Ranm block. Umiiu street CYRUS, Dr W H Moragne block. Lemon street, upstairs REAL ESTATE UTtT. JAMES Town lots, 'Palatka Heights. HEALY A TRIAY Bonn of Trade Room, Front street STAFFORD, G H Palatka National Bank building. Front st SALOONS. EDWARDS, ANA (XI., Hart's Mock, Water street IDAHO SALOON Twir Pnlmettoes, Lemon street AcGILUJOHN Lemon street, near J T A K W Junction SASH, DOORS AND BLINDS BARNES. H Palatka National Bank building. Front st TAILORING. FINNINGER. u & Over Lotto's store. Lemon street, upstair j RY.WS "XR1ST. Front street, three door south of Lemon UNDERTAKERS AND EMBALMERS. HOW. W C No 30 Front street WAGON FACTORY. ACE A MARTIN . River street, near Gas Works WOOD YARD -P ALTON. M H Foot of Adams Uet, COTTON (I LARD. ITS ADVOCATES IASHIMTON BEFORE THE SENAtOMMITTEE ON AGRICUIRE. j It is a Slander to Caft Adulter- t atari Lard? 1 S30,00O,00Oof Capital Array),, Phalanx Against the Bill to Protejhe In terests of the Honestg-. Washington. February 9.4i nor. lug before the Senate Commit! on Ag riculture on the bill to impose; tax on lard containing anything exl ho!?" fat was issued this morni Judge W ilson, attorney forh)n P Squire & Co. , of Boston, read titions signed by a large number of nWact urersand dealers in pure lara no- the passage of the bill, also seceralkters, together with statements by thaiair. man of the Liverpool Produce Exnge, representing that there was a vk of confidence in the puritv of AnLn lard, and that consequently theyiten refrain from buying it; also letters two cracker manufacturers, statin;; crackers in which was used lard posed in part of cotton seed oil become rancid in a few days, j clipping from the New York Journal Commerce, in which it is stated that exports of lard from the port of N York had fallen off 56,000,000 pounds the year 1887, as compared with tU year 1886. Cromwell, attorney for the "refinedl lard manufacturers, said he hail petition from over 5,000 people stating"6 s le of t'ie ship, and was under the that "refined" lard was not an injuriouswater for some time. As I came up the article. He said it was not claimed that cotton seed oil could be used for everv m purose, and he would admit it was not fit for crackers. In behalf of the-refined lard industry and cotton seed.oil people, representing in all f 30,000,000 of invested capital, he desired to protest against the passage of a bill which was designed to place "refined" lard in a degrading position commercially. Kimball, who was the chief witness for the proponents of the bill, had, he said, made the follow 'ng vital admissions: First, that refined lard as made by well known manufac turers, is not deleterous to health. Sec ond, that they could not justify a license tax and would hf aati. fied with the placing of the word compound" or "refined" lard in pack ages; anu unra, that they would not uiMiiciiu mat conon seeu on is miunous to health. Cromwell then devoted him self to a defense of the word "refined," as used by his clients, contending that it was used by no other branch of the lard industry, and that the name had been built up for "refined" lard among deal ers and consumers by twenty -five years of hard work. It was a slander to call such lard adulterated lard. To mini maw iuhuu io ueoase, ana lard in . . - i i , , , . which coiion seeu on was mixed was a 8ujerior article. The whole complaint was instigated by a man who was not as enterprising as his rivals, and wanted Congress to aid him in keeping his trade from them. As to the falling off in ex port trade via Ne jv York, he said the explanation was that Baltimore and Montreal captured the trade New York lost. Cromwell said that the cotton seed oil industry was the greatest possible ad vantage to the Southern country. If there was anything deleterious in the production of Fairbank's firm, foreign nations, who exercise such rigorous scrutiny in all questions of food, would have made an adverse criticism. Noth ing has been heard of this character from them. He was against all such nronofsed 4 legislation. The legislative stamp would be a blemish. In answer to question from the memlwrs of the Committee. Cromwell said that they would be forced to bow to any general legislation, but it would be a pernicious and unwarrant able course on the part of Congress. Judge Clapp, of Memphis, spoke in be half of the cotton seed interests. This industry was yet in its infancy, and no action should be taken that would lead to suppress it. Dr. Ames addressed the committee against the proposed bill. He repre sented the cattle interests, and said that if the bill became a law it would mean & loss of fifty cents on each head of cattle. Richard Arnold, vice president of the Southern Cotton Oil Company, also spoke against the bill. This company has invested 1 1,125.000 in cotton sd mills in the south. The bill would prac tically cuts off his company's market. A statement was read signed by Ar mour & Co., of Chicago, protesting against the bill and commending the character of the compound lard prodi t. A pratest from thirty prominent New York merchants was presented against the bill. Mr. Caruth, of A rkansas, representing the producers of cotton seed, made an iaipassioned argument against the pas sage of the bill, and especially against the imposition of a tax. The people of this country were getting very tired of internal taxation. If this thing went on the sugar men would want protec tection against glucloee and so with every other industry". The bill was pater nalism run mad. It would work great injury to the cotton seed industry of the Sou tli. He concluded: "The cotton seed oil business is our chief industry. We have not got much and for God'a sake don't take away tliat little." Joel A. S perry, of the firm of Sperry cfc Barnes, of New Haven, who had been in the business of manufacturing lard for forty-five years, said that he had no objections to the lard of which cotton seed oil ws an ingredient, bnt that it was a fraud to sell it as lard made from hogs. Cotton seed oil lard, if it was as good as hog's fat lard it would be bought by the consumer as such. At present the retailer bought the compound lard cheaper than he could buy real lard and made an extra profit by selling it as hog's lard. Let hog, steer and cotton seed oil stand on their merits. lie sold his lard as "pure refined lard," and the name for refined lard has been built up in the lat twenty years by making an extra good article, but now certain manufacturers put other things than hog's fat into lard and wanted to retain the old name. His export trade had also fallen off, owing to the complaints of the quality of American lard generally. The further hearing was postponed for several weeks. WRECK OF THE ABERC0RN. Two Mn and a Bojr Saved Twenty-Two Lie Lost Incidents of tha Wreck. Chicago, February 9. A dispatch from Olympia, W. T., gives additional particulars in regard to the wreck of the Abercorn, which occurred near the mouth of the Columbia River Sunday night. The weather was foggy, not stormy, as previously stated. Immedi ately after she struck all hands went into the cabin, as the sea was breaking badly forward, and while they were there the foremast and mainmast broke and the deck split. Ia the afternoon a heavy sea broke into the cabin, drown ing several of the inmates. Three sur vivors escaped from the cabin and as cended the rigging of the mizzenmast. There they saw Pilot Johnson as he came out of the cabin, which was filled with water. Just as he appeared a wave struck him. lie tried to grasp the bar of the companionway but missed it. Just at that time a second wave struck him and carried him into the water. He kept afloat for some time, but kept look ing back at the vessel and swimming parallel to the coast. Soon he sank to rise no more. One of the survivors says: "A little latei the mizzenmaet gave way and the ship opened and let us all into the sea. A As the mast was going I jumped to clear V?cc-ud time I saw near me a plank about lirteen feet long, which I seized and peered for shore." Jlie next survivor, a man about Itenty-five years of age, came ashore h a piece of plank under each arm. h men were in the water half an 'he boy who was saved is an orphaji, al was one of five bovs from the train- irfehip, all of whom were making their hi voyage. He came ashore with two ptys of plank and was the last to reach thiiore, having been about an hour in thewater and having drifted two niii up the coast from where the oth landed. He was unconscious whtifound by the white men and In dian fhe boy says he saw several per sons! the water after he left the wreck and &t he was the last to see the cap tain Are. At one time the captain was withiiifteen feet of him, and told him to harito his planks and not be scared, and hi would reach shore all right. Then fieavy wave struck them and that withe last he saw of the captain or any tthe ship's crew. Shortlafter they reached the shore a body wieen floating a short distance from laii but it sank immediately after being sied. Sixteen bodies are re ported fotd, including those of Pilot Johnson id the captain, the former having bet, recognized by a note book found inV-s pocket. AH the bodies were founl from sixteen to nineteen miles up ti coast. There are still bodies iinhi-d from. six , INVESTMENT OF TREASURY FUNDS. A Bill to Applhs Surplus to the Purchase of Vied States Bonds. WASniNGTij, February 9. At to-day's meeting of tr Ways and Means Com mittee Chairing Mills called up for action bills UUoduced bv himself Breckinridge, i Kentucky, relative to the investment jf funds in the Treasury in United Stateibonds, and after some discussion the yommittee decided to report favorablyiiUs' bill, which reads as follows: "Be ienacted, etc., that the Secretary of tli Treasury is hereby authorized to apfcy the surplus money now in the Treasfry and not otherwise appropriated, or srimuch thereof as he may consider prop-, to the purchaw or redemption of Uniid States bonds. ' t Breckinridge's bfc, which was lartd over upon this actii, is of wider scope, and not only authiizps n Hk i ment of the surplusAmt also the invest ment or the funds-low held for the redemption of legal inder notes and as security for the natiijal bank circula tion. Fsmilj Arrested for ljunterfeitlng. Norfolk, Va., Feliuary 9. David weDO, a well known clizen of Ports- irouth, was arrested thee to-dav, with his wife, son and daughtir. for counter feiting ten and five cent lieces and cir culating them among theshops in their neighborhood. When tli house was searched dies for mouldiife small silver coins were found. The daughter, who is quite a pretty girl of twelty, was dis charged and the others weri committed R-erd i for trial, Typhoid Fr at Adrian. Rich. Adrian, February 9. Typhoid fever has broken out quite suddeily in the State Industrial Home for G-Is in this city and thirteen or fourteen as already reported sick. The attacks so far are comparatively mild, but a cbnge may occur at any time and every precaution is being taken to meet the drtaded dis. ease. Two smiled nurses from Detroit were brought here yesterday. It in be lieved detective sewerage caused the lever. Old Chicago Fir Fail. Chicago, February 9. The failure of Bensley Bros., a board of trade firm of thirty years standing, was announced una morning, ine general impression on the Board of Trade was that the liabilities would reach $300,000 to $350,- CONGRESS. TALK PREDOMINATED YESTERDAY Kiddlcberger Again Makes Himself the IMfcturbinir Factor to the Senate's Diguity hi1 Serenity. SENATE. Washington, February 9. Mr. Ed munds, from the Committee on Foreign Relations, reported a bill to incorporate the Maritime Canal Company of Nicara gua, and said he would move to take it up as early next week as he could get the floor. Placed on the calendar. UNDISTRIBUTED BOOKS. Mr. Manderson, from the Committee on Printing, reported the joint resolution for the disposition of undistributed copies of the records of the rebellion, re ports of the Tenth Census and reports of the Public Land Commission. VALUE OF GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS. The resolution gave rise to a long dis cussion, in the course of winch Mr. est gave expression to hi ideas as to the value of the publications of the Govern ment Printing Office. He said he had a room in Washington in which there were several hundred volumes of public documents, bound in calf at the expense of the Government, which books he could not give away. He could not trade them off and he could not dispose of them unless he put them in the fire. He had asked a dealer in second-hand books to make a Lid for them and his offer was a dollar for the lot the dealer thinking that the offer was a personal favor to him. The upper portion of the Capitol was crammed to the roof with books, and he had been informed by the architect that if a spark of fire touched that material the gas from it would blow off the roof, and yet there was a contin ual stream of these publications pouring out of the Government Printing Office. The money might as well be taken aud thrown into the Potomac River. TO BE DISTRIBUTED. Finally the joint resolution was passed. It puts the undistributed copies of the documents mentioned (the quota of ex- members) to the credit of their success ors in the Fiftieth Congress, and in the case-of ex-members who have no direct successors, on account of changes of boundaries in Congressional districts. the copies are to be sold at cost or dis tributed to libraries yet unsupplied. RESOLUTIONS TAKEN UP IN ORDER. Resolutions offered on previous days were then taken up in their order. The first was Plumb's resolution as to inefficient postal service, and it went over. NO OCCASION TO CONSIDER IT. The next resolution was that offered by Riddleberger, to consider the extra dition treaty with Great Britain in open session. Ridd'eberger said that he heard it suggested by Senators around him that there was no occasion for further consideration of that matter, and he thought they were probably right. He thought that the British lion's tail had been twisted by a vota of '.3 to 21, and he only wanted to state tnis fact now in open session. Riddleberger's allusion was to the vote in secret session yester day, by which consideration of the treaty was postponed to next December. RIDDLEBERGER OUT OF ORDER AGAIN. The next resolution was that offered by Riddleberger to amend rule 37 so as to have exclusive business considered in open session. Riddleberger said he had offered the resolution looking to a change in the rules, under which change he thought he could get a so-called British treaty considered in open session. Further remarks by Riddleberger were cut off by Hawley, who rose to a point of order and said that the Senator from Virginia was constantly and de fiantly violating the rules of the Senate "I did not hear the remark of the Senator from Conneticut," said Riddle berger. "I make a point of order," said Haw ley, "that the Senator's remarks are out of order, because they are a conscious and willful defiance of the rules of this body, which he has taken an oath to support." The Senator from Virginia, said the presiding officer will not be Dermilted to take up any matter of executive busi ness when the doors of the Senate chamber are open. "I wanted to ask the Chair," Riddle berger went on to explain, "to listen to what I said. That I wanted the resolu tion disposed of. But I do not propose, here or anywhere else, to be called out of order at all times and under all cir cumstances." Further remarks were summarily cut off . by the presiding officer instructing the clerk to read the next resolution. Several resolutions of inquiry we adopted. BLAIR BILL LAID ASIDE. ine uiair bill being taken up as un finished business, was laid aside, after a statement by Hawley that he wished to speak upon it next Tuesday and that another Senator wished to speak upon it next Monday. $50,000 MORE FOR PENSACOLA. The Senate bill appropriating $50,000 additional for a public building at Pen sacola, was taken up and became the text for a general discussion as to the erection of public buildings. At the con clusion of the debate the bill was passed. At 4:40 the Senate went into executive session and at 5 o'clock adjourned until Monday. HOCSE- Washington, February 9. The Com mittee on Foreign Affairs reported the joint resolution for an international con f erence to secure greater safety at sea. Referred to the committee of the whole. r TT.-.i m .aix. iiiii, or .Illinois, from the same committee, reported the bill to fix the charge for passports at $1. Placed on the Honse calendar. The bill to prevent the selling and ad vertising of lottery tickets in the District of Columbia came up in regular order on the calendar, but was postponed. After a good deal of legislation affect ing local interests the bill was reached on the calendar requiring subsidized railroads to maintain and operate sepa rate telegraph lines (directed against the Pacific railroads). Its discussion occu pieu me remainder oi the day 8 session and it went over. It will probably come up again Saturday. S. V. White, of New York, was the only opponent of the bill, but he occupied a large part of the time to-day in an argument to the effect that the bill is against public policy and unconstitutional besides, in that it de stroys vested rights. jur. iw?gan, oi is.ansas, offered a reso lution, which was referred, directing the Committee on Appropriations to in quire what contracts have been made for the construction of the building for the library of Congress, and what is the cause of the delay in the progress of the work. The House then, at 4:10, adjourned. OUR SPECIALS. Items or Interest Gathered br Onr Special Correspondents for the Bene fit ot Our Headers. FROM WASHINGTON. The Semiuole War Claim The Tariff Not an Issue hj the President. Special to the Palalkn iVeu-s. Washington, February 9. The bill making an appropriation for the com pletion of the public building at Pensa- cola as originally designed, passed the Senate to-dav. Mr. Dougherty to-day reported favor ably from the Claim Committee the bill to pay the Florida Seminole War claim. The bill refunds a sum reaching nearly $500,000. Senator Pasco in an interview with a local paper said the President had not made the tariff an issue, but simnlv called attention to the existing state of affairs and the best methods to pursue to cure the evil. Concluding he My people are not so deeply interested in the tariff as those in other sections of the country. They care more for their State Government, and when such a bill as that of Senator Chandler's is intro duced it startles them, and th dark days of nstruction come before them. x. FROM JACKSONVILLE. Miss Annie Tysen Dead Henry Grady Expected Distinguished Arrivals. Special to the Pnlatka Aeun. Jacksonville, February 9. The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Ty sen will learn with deepest sorrow of the death of their eldest daughter, Annie, winch- occurred at noon to-day. For several weeks the community lias been in breathless suspense while the fair young girl struggled with the grim de stroyer, death. Hopes were cherished that Providence might spare the young life whose future seemed to Dromise so much. She leaves behind also to mourn her loss Mr. P. F. Wethington, of this city, who was engaged to be married to her January 25. The wedding was io8t- poned on account of the illness of the deceased. A letter received from Washington to day says official information has been re ceived there that small-pox Ls prevailing as an epidemic in California; also in a sporadic form at Oakley Village, near Cincinnati, on the Cincinnati, Wash ington and Baltimore Railroad, and at Chester, Pa. Our board of health will adopt the necessary measures to exclude the disease from Jacksonville. Should danger here be apprehended the writer will send information warning you, as lie learns many Deonle are fWino- - L from the cold weather and the disease in those Western cities. J. D. Holmes, formerly with Austin, Nichols & Co., New York, has discontin ued travelling and become a partner with W. E. Terrill, wholesale and retail grocer, successor to J. D. Burbridge. Hon. Henry W. Grady and family, of Atlanta, are in the city. Ho went out to the Sub-Tropical this morning. J. E. Pound, editor and proprietor of the Madison Recorder, was married last night to Miss Mary McDaniel, of Madi son, and arrived in Jacksonville to-day on their honeymoon trip. The mayor to-day made the following entries in the court record: James Smith and William Andrews, tramps, charged with having a coat in their possession and refusing to give an account of the same, which is believed to have been stolen from premises while begging. hmith was given ten days and Andrews twenty. Dr. II. F. Keeling, charged wun oeing arunk on streets and too drunk for trial. To-day Justice Magill committed Wil liam Kale, colored, to jail in default of $23 bail, to answer the charge of stealing a pair of shoes fro-n Captain Williams. There was a meeting of the Board of Trade called for this afternoon to receive the report of the committee of invitation to President Cleveland. rirst Assistant Postmaster General atevenson and family will arrive to night. Senator Vest and others will soon follow. Smith, FROM D ELAND. Raffpnsperger't Sale Success, Nolsritr standing the Rain. Special to the- Palatka Kevs. JJELand, February 9. CoL Raffen sperger's great real estate sale here opened during a heavy shower of rain yesterday noon, which continued all day, and notwithstanding this depressing state of affairs over $21,000 worth of or ange groves, lots, etc., were knocked off under the hammer yesterday, and to-day th s was followed up by the private sale of $25,000 worth more. It is also stated on good authority that other property to a considerable' amount will change hands in a few days. CoL Raffensperger has been requested to give another ex cursion to DeLand and Lake Helen, and he, will probably do so within two weeks. Jas. P. Averill. FOREIGN NEWS. The Queen's Speech The Crown Prince of Prassia Successfully Operated on Prince William's Speech. reDruarys. parliament as sembled to-day. 'The Queen's speech, opening the session, was read by roval commission. It is as follows: My Lords and Gentlemen: I continue to receive from all powers a cordial as surance of friendly sentiments as well as of an earnest desire to maintain tha peace of the world. My officers, in con junction with those of the Emperor of Russia, have completed the demarcation of the Afghanistan boundary in conform ity wun ine terms or ine convention of 1SS7. I trust the work thus concluded may tend to remove the possibilty of misunderstanding between the two Dow ers regarding their Asian possessions. Animated by a desire to prevent an ef fusion of blood, I dispatched a mission to the King of Abyssinia with the hone of dissuading him from engaging in war wun itaiy. l aeepiy regret that my ef forts were not successful. The deliberations of the conference at Washington to ad just Questions which have arisen between Canada anl Amer ica are still progressing. ine negotiations commenced in 1885 in respect to the regulation of the Suez Canal have been brought to a conclusion so far as the points of difference between myself and the French republic are con cerned. I have also entered into an agreement with France for the protec tion of life and property in the New He brides Dy a joint naval commission. 1 lie conference of delegates from the powers interested in the sugar industry summoned to meet in London in the autumn to consider the possibility of ending the injurious system of bounties, las maue considerable progress toward the conclusion of satisfactory arrange ments. Gentlemen of the House of Commons. the estimates for services for 1888, which will le laid before you, have been framed with a due regard for economy. You will be asked to provide for improve ments of the defense of ports and coal ing stations rendered urgently necessary bv the advance of military science, and also to sanction an arrangement provid ing for a special squadron to protect Australian commerce, the cost of which will be partially borne by the colonies. aiy Lords ana Uentlemen. the meas ures which at great labor you passed last session for the benefit of Ireland have been carefully carried into effect during the period cince elapsed. The result or this legislation so far as tested by this short experience is satisfactory. Agrarian crime has diminished and the power of coercive conspiracies has sen sibly abated. Measures tending to de pelop thej resources of Ireland and to facilitate an increase in the number of proprietors of the soil will be laid before you. Yoor attention will be invited to the subject of local government in Eng land. Measures will be submitted for dealing with it in combination with pro posals for adjusting the relations between local and imperial finances and for mitigating the burdens imposed upon the rate payers. I ne prospects of commerce are more hopeful than any which I have been able to point to in many years. I deeply regret mat mere bas been no corres ponding improvement observable in the condition of agriculture. I commend the interests of that great industry to your attentive care, hoping that means may be discovered to enable it to meet more effectively the difficulty under which it labors. You will le invited to consider legislative proposals for cheap ening transfers, for modifying the prc ceedure by which the tithe rent charge collected, for promotuiir tech nical education, for the prevention of undue preferences in rates charged by Railway companies in foreign and domestic produce, for remedying abuses in ine iormaiion oi companies under the limited liability act, for amending the law of liabilit jcof employers in cases of accidents, for improving the position of the Scottish universities, for regulating the borough police of Scotland, and for diminishing the cost of private bill legis lation. In these and all other efforts vou mav make to promote the well being of my jieople, I rray you may be guided by the hand of almighty God. Parliament Meets. London, February 9. A large crowd gathered outside the Parliament houses this morning, drawn thither by the opening of the session. Everything was quiet as usual. Search in the vaults be neath the house was made, but it did not reveal the presence of any dynamite. Grown Prince Successfully Operated On. San Kemo, February 9. The breath ing of the Crown Frince of Germany is much worse to-day and a telegram has been sent to Prof. Bergman urging him to hasten his arrival. It has been decided by the physicians in attendance on the Crown Prince that the operation of tracheotomy must be performed to-day. The breathing of the Crown Prince be came so dinicult that it became neces sary to operate upon him promptly and at 4:50 p. m. Dr. Bromann successfully performed the operation of tracheotomy. The patient is progressing welL Doctors McKenzie, Hovell, Schroeder ami Krause were present during the opera tion. Prince William's Speech. Berlin, February 9. In the course of a speech at the Brandenburg dinner Prince William, of Prussia, heir presum tive to the German crown, said: "I know that a section of the public, es pecially the section abroad, imputes to me careless and thoughtless longing for war, for the sake of glory. God preserve me irom sucn criminal giddiness. 1 re pudiate all such accusations with horror. I am a soldier and the Bradenburgers are soldiers. I conclude with the words uttered by Prince Bismarck on Monday in the Reichstag, which showed the grand spectacle of a popular representation going locked hand in hand with the Gov ernment. I adopt the Brandenburg say ing "We Brandenburgers only fear God, and nothing else in this world." Accident to a Launch- Three Persons Killed, New Orleans, February 9. At noon yesterday the steam launch Irene, ply ing in the river between Canal street and the French man-of-war La Minerve, lying in the river opposite Poydras street. blew out a flue head, resulting in Wm. Meade, engineer, being drowned, and two boys, aged respectively eight and nine years, being scalded fatally. At the time the accident occurred she was in the middle of the river, opposite Jnlia. street. On board were Meade, engineer Tony Unillotte, owner, and his two bovs. THE AVERAGE MEMBER. & Delac of Bills Riddleberger on Open Sessions Tho President's Visit. Corneopondence of th Palatka AVwa. Washington, February 6. Congress is two months old to-day and has yet to place upon her statute books anytmng of a general or important nature. Over 9,000 bills have been in troduced and referred, which is equiva lent to Baying that less than one twentieth will ever emerge from the pigeon holes in which they have been filed. mere a urns ior ine erection or pun lic buildings; for the construction of bridges; for the entire abolition of inter nal revenue taxes; for the prevention of the sale of adulterated lard, and butter; and of various other titles too numerous to mention. WHY THEY ARE INTRODUCED. xo me unmtiated it would seem that the activity of members in the introduc" tion of bills showed that thev were wide awake in their efforts to secure the gen era! welware of this great and growing country. On the contrary many of these bills are presented with the hope that constituents will see something has been done by their able (?) representatives in the halls of Congress. In a word, the major iortion are introduced for polit cal effect, simply and solely, the author knowing only too well that he has seen and heard of the matter for the List time. But their names appear upon the record attache.! to something which they can enlarge upon by means of a politi cian's imagination, and hold it up to their constituents as a reason why they should again ba sent to the legislative hall. Be it said to the credit of the Florida delegation one and all that they are not given to this style of "rot." The quiet workers are the most usefnl here, and Florida's representatives, proud of our old Land of Flowers and of their constituency, are always on the lookout for anything that concerns her general prosperity. the public printer. Interest centers at this time on the proposed investigation of Public Printer Benedict and the office in his charge. There is no doubt great inconvenience has been caused by the delay in printing reports of committees, etc., but all fet-1 confident that this investigation will reveal a better and more economically conducted department, at the same time exhibiting a larger and better output of work tlian under former administra tions. Mr. Benedict is an experienced printer, thorough business man, and when weighed in the balance will not be found wanting in any respect. riddleberger's performance. Riddleberger gave another matinee to-day, and whtleit was not altogether a change of bill, yet something happened which cannot be said to have been on the programme. It is his desire to have the treaty be tween this country and Great Britain considered in open session that the peo ple may learn how the members of the committee on Foreign Relations stand on the question. Continuing he was proceeding to discuss executive matters legislative session when Sherman made a point of order and the Chair up held him. Riddleberger submitted and branching off for a moment returned to his attack upon the treaty when the Chair re minded him that he could proceed "in order." Again he branched off and again returned to the breach when the Chair rapped for order, but Riddleberger raised his voice to its highest pitch and concluded h's sentence while the Cliair was attempting to get him in order. WHERE HE HAD SHERMAN. During his short speech Riddleberger asked Sherman a uuestion which in volved executive matters and the latter replied that he might as well ask him to steal as to disregard the rules of the Senate. Riddleberger thought he (Sher man) had already broken that pledge when he wrote to the LVtriot Club ex plaining his position on Lamar's confir mation when that matter was before the Senate in executive session. He (R.) preferred to break the rule in the halls of the Senate and not by giving it to the press in an off hand manner. He would, of course, submit to the ruling of the Chair, but he most respectfully re served his right of appeaL While Riddleberger does much to de light the press gallery and cau-e anxiety on the floor of the Senate, yet he must by no manner of means be regarded as a fool, for while he is one of the youngest members, he is ilso among that class of citizens who are known to be as "sharp as tacks." The President has been invited to Florida, and even if he should not ac cept, though it is very probable he will, the Sub-Tropical has received a very large "ad." Public attention in all parts of the Union has been attracted to Flor ida and the advertisement thus gained ill be of great value, not only to Jack sonville, but to the State atlarge. X. Execution ef a Unite. Utica, N. Y., February 9. Clement Arthur Day was executed in Utica jail at 10:24 this morning for the murder of bis paramour, Johanna Rosa Cross. The murder was brutal and the man main tained a brutal bravado until his end. He smiled when the death warrant was read and yawned on the scaffold while his legs were being pinioned. His neck- was broken. Newspaper Assiens. Chattanooga, February 9. The Com mercial Printing Companjr, by W. T. Burkam, president and general manager, publishers of the Daily Commercial, assigned to-day to II. W. Martin, for the benefit of its creditors. Assets are given at $43,938, and liabilities at $25,933. Weather Judications. Eastern Florida Hireatening weatjter and light rain, light to fresh soutJieatt erly winds becoming variable, slightly colder. western tlorula Light rains, fol- Itwed bg clearing weather, cckler light to fresh variable winds. ' PALATKA PICTURED. KW TORK GRAPHIC'S PROPOSAL INTERESTING NEWS CONCERNING THE MACON ROAD. - Experimental Garden Liberal Prepo sition to Bring; Here a Clear Factory One Dollar a Tear Rent. It was a very important meeting of the Board of Trade that was called at 11 o'clock yesterday morning. A new plan of advertising Palatka to the North, in teresting information concernirjg the Macon mad, the advisability of pro curing Government aid for an experi mental garden near Palatka and last, but not least, the prosjiect of having a cigar factory established here were con sidered. NEW YORK GRAPHIC ILLUSTRATIONS. A communication from Mr. Osborne of the New York Graith i? wan rAii proposing to give a page of illustration, accompanied by letter press description, of Palatka's beauties and advantairea. As a consideration in return the pub lishers, the American Graphic Company, ask that a certain number of citizens (say forty) subscribe for the paper. The Secretary was requested to accompany Mr. Osborne and solicit subscriptions. THE MACON EOAD. An interesting letter from C. I Rosa to L. C. Conova, dated February 6, con cerning the Georgia Southern and Florida road was rea 1. In the course of it Mr. Ross says: "I presume you would like to hear something about the railroad. I have just returned from a three weeks' trip over the line, going as far south as Lake City and back in a buggy with the Chief Engineer locating the stations, etc. The line is now located to Lake Butter and the engineers are now between there aud Palatka. "The grading, bridging and crossiies from Macon to Valdosta will all be ready tor rails by the loth of April. The delay in the work has been caused by bad weather and the very heavy work in Houston County, to gether with so many hands leav'ng dur ing the " holidays, but we have a large force now and are pushing forward rapidly. The cars are running to Sandy Run (twenty-one wiles) but the bridge over that stream will be ready by next Saturday and then the tracklayers will have the road open to them. 'Lookout for the engine when the whistle blows.'" AN EXPERIMENTAL GARDEN. Following this was read a communi cation from Dr. A. Schaffranek, the bot anist, urging the benefits that would come from the establishment of an ex perimental garden in the vicinity of Pa latka. The communication,' which is quite Ungthy, will be given in these col umns to-morrow. Mr. Darby's motion that the coniuiun- cation be accepted and the secretary be requested to write to Senator Call asking for full details regarding the law eject ing experimental gardens was adopted. The Board also adopted Major Couper's motion that the chair appoint a commit tee of two to get together all information on the subject, and the chair, Mr. Griflln, appointed Ma jor Conner and Dr. Cole. CIGAR FACTORY. A letter from E. C Post, in rueference to a proposition to be made to certain cigar makers to induce them to locate a plant in this city, was read.. J. A. Larnerd, representing the Florida Southern Railway, authorized the Board through a committee to offer the parties interested one year's rent for the use of room sufficient for their purposes in the Florida Southern buildings at a rental to be fixed by themselves for the first year and then, if no agreement for future rents could be arranged the company would be willing to leave the amount to be paid to arbitration. ' - Messrs. Canova, Baldwin anil Ken nedy were appointed a committee to take the matter in charge. Before adjournment President Griffin announced that the annual election of officers would be held at the first regular meeting, the first Monday in March. AMERICAN NEWSPAPEK ASSOCIATION. In Sestioa at Indianapolis Thei Consider the Subject at Advertising. Indianapolis, Ind., February 9. The American Newspaper Publishers Asso ciation began its second annual flesrion here yesterday with Col. C. IL Jones, of Jacksonville, Fla., of the Times-Union, presiding in the absence of Win. Sin gerly, of the Philadelphia Record. The business in the afternoon related, out side of the readiDg of papers on various topics of interest to newspaper mana gers and publishers, to matters govern ing the association. One of them was the form of contract pledging the mem ber who signed it to absolute secrecy re- Kuuu Hie wu j erpvusioiiiiy oi ' advertising. George C. Hitt, of the Indianapolis Journal, E. P. Call, of the Boston Herald, and W. II. Brearly, of the De troit Journal, presented papers in refer ence to advertising rates. Th latter paid particular attention to the evil caused by illegitimate schemes. Last evening the meeting was held jointly with advertising agents relative to the adoption of a plan where by newspapers and agents themselves could get rid of many of theirresportaible parties who seek to place advertising. A plan was presented which ia to lead finally to the preparation of a list of agents with whom the papers repre sented in the association will have deal ings. All outside of the list are to be tabooed. The meeting closed to-night' with a banquet.