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THE DAILY NEWB-PA T,ATK A, FLORIDA, FRIDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 10, 1888.
The Saint Augustine Department. Rescued from the Grave. The Daily News Saint Angastine Department ST. AUGUSTINE, FLA., FEB. 10, 1888. HTBu "ffcCIAl- 8EKV1CK over the St. .iwnmtineand Ptdatlta Railway THEDAILY KEH'8 i nine delirerttl in St. Amntine "t 2iy ffCUMK EVERY MOBSIXU ex- eeiit Monntiw, uiu rtimuming v ine raiurow ami visitor of St. Auiruntine. at the ewt'jmnry 'untr.what i practieollif a HT. Al(ilTIfc DAILY NEWSPAPER. timUiinivQ the ASSO CIATED PRESS U1SPATCHIS, twtwitfip VUI.L MARKET REPORT, hu telex raph and maU,and ail the ST. AUG I ST1 S K LOC A L N EWH, a vU an till oilier matter twtmJItf f.rund in a HKST-CUASS IA1L JOIK.NAL. THE DAILY NEWSu-ill he deli wed to City SulmcriUn in St. Augustine, by carrier or mail, at tlie following rate : One year 5U monOw. . J ou Three month (w meefc ceiits ARTHUR Von BOLSAN, Snf&rhi'endent of CHrcvlatUm, Corner Char otU and Uridoe Street. ST.AnSDSTOE ADVERTISING DEPABTMEHT. THE DAILY NEWS wilt insert ST. AUG I'STINK ADVERTISEMENTS, in displayed tK. either in it St. Auaxutine Advertising De partment or elscwlicre in Uadvertiing column, a may tie desiral, at tumal rates, mat'e known on awhaitUm at tlie Hraneh Office: omIHPKCIAL NOTICES in U St. Augustine Advertixina De partment at tlie rate of OXE CEXT A WORD t A'o argument i needed to aimire the Merchant and Business Men of St. Antnixtitie that the col umn of THE DAILY XEHS will furnish a medium for reaching the local public turn ax hcu hav never before enioued. Opening- and Closing: of the Mails. City Time. HOBTirwABD. Jacksonville and points beyond. Arrives... . IMS a. m. 3:30 p. m. 6:30 p.m. Closes 7:(M a. m. ll:15a. m. 3:(i0p.m. Through mails to and from the North. WaHTWARD AW SOUTH WARD. Palatka and points beyond. Arrives 1:45 P- m. 7:15 p. m. Cluses 700 a. in. 3:30 p. ru. Mem field: Arrives, 1:46 p. m.; Closes, 7:00 a. m. East Tocol: Arrives, 8:00 a. m.; CloeM, 8:30 p. m. St Augusttue and Tomoka (stage): Arrives, TuesdayB,Ttiursdays and Saturdays, em o. m. Closes, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 6:00 a. m. Henry Gaillaro, P. M. LOCAL WEATHER OBSERVATIONS. HOSPITAL SERVICE, IT. 8. Ahmy, Nt. Francis barracks. Bt. aduustine. fla., t ooruary 9, ACKS, ,7 A.M. J vCtl 7 a. m.. 1 p. m.. V p. ru. , 2 B : 25 89.25 80 5 Wind. 8W W li m 1(0 B.T Cloudy 70 15' Cloudy 1UU 0 Cloudy Highest temperature, lowest, 61; foi the past twenty-four hours. The amount of rainrall Is (riven in Inches and bundredtbs. T. Gkikhtth, Hoenital Steward. POET OP ST. AUGUSTDTL r Steps Taken to Have the Harbor Im provedBoard of Trade Action. The citizens of this city feeling that the time has arrived for some tlecibive action in regard to getting a proper depth of water over the bar, in order to admit vessels of good draft and to estab lish this city as a stopping point or terminus for one or more lines of steam ers, as well as encourage sailing vessels to take cargoes for this point, have gone to work in dead earnest to accomplish that purpose. The Board of Trade were called to gether to discuss the question, and after an examination of the facts .nd possi liilities of the case, a committee of three of our representative men were appoint ed to draft resolutions and bring the facts before Congress through the mem bers of Congress from this State. The committee is composed of Messrs. O. B. .Smith, B. Oenovar and Dr. J. K. Itainey, who will proceed to Washington at an earlv day and endeavor to get an appro priation for the purpose of deepening the water over the bar and improving the harbor. According to a survey of the channel by Cuptain Black, United States En gineer, a depth of seventeen feet by means of jetties can be easily secured, and by the expenditure of f 1, 000,000 the entire work can be done on both the Jetties and harbor, making it the most desirable port of entry on the coast of x lonaa, as well as tne easiest of access and safest harbor. St. Augustine is situated within mile ml the pea, and vessels entering here only have a distance of two miles to sail to bring them to our docks. Taking all its advantages into consider ation, the Government can do.no less than grant the petition and at once set about the work. The following are the resolutions: .Whereas. It appear from the statist! cal report of this 'Board furnished to the the United States Department of Encrin eers, for tlie year last passed, that the importations for the port of St. Augus tine by water were 17,025 tons, of tlie value of f 107,1108, this representing only about two-ninths of the value of goods brought to this city for the said year, the remaining seven-ninths having been iransjKHtea ny railroads, a major por tion of which would have been brought by water if it had been possible to secure a sufficient number of vessels willing to cross the bar, and Whereas, The port of St. Augustine is bo geocrapically situated aa to be the natural port of distribution for a large portion of the fc-astern Coast of Florida, on account of its proximity to the sea. ts fciieiterea naroor, sno n iv all mans nt to be unvarying in depth and af- ruing sate ancnorage ior nuinneriess essels of any draft,, its inland water communication a canal from this point to Jupiter Inlet, by the wav of Indian River, lieing nearly completed, charters for railroads leading directly south bv the line of the coast having been obtained ami the work on which will be assidu ouBly prosecuted, and Whereas, If a regular and certain channel, with a depth of not less than sixteen feet, at mean low water, could be obtained, the channel at present vary ing greatly in location, and in depth from six to nine feet, at mean low water. as it may be affected by each storm at least one and probably two, regular lines iu large steamers would make this a stopping print, carrying, more especially during the Winter months, a trreat num ber of passengers and furnishing a cheap and speedy system of transportation for merchandise, and. Whereaa, The population of the city of St Augustine has increased from 3,500 to 10,000 durinir th lt and aa the growth of the city would be grcowy Krcu oy tne enhanced facili ties for water communication, which would be obtained by the deepening of the bar, and, Whereas, Tlie work on the bar at the mouth of the St. Johns Rivei; this bar being of a sandy formation, precisely similar in character to the oiv at this port; has conclusively proved, that it is possible to carry auch undertakings to a successful conclusion both in deepening the water and establshing a channel un j varying in position. Therefore, be it j Itesolved, That a py of this state- i ment of facts and resolutions be pre sented to each member of the House of Representatives and Senators from this State; and that each olthem be respect fully requested to use is efforts to se cure from Congress a suitable appropria tion for the building of letties and such other work aa may be necessary to form ' a channel, adequate for fiie urgent needs of commerce at this port' m i - Fictitious Vakes, The continuous prosperity of a city or locality is largely dependent upon the intelligent manipulation it receives at the hands of the people in whose vicinity the boom occurs. I It is inexpedient, it is unwise in the extreme, for property owners to lose their heads and advance their prices as often as they receive an offer.. This is precisely what the people of St. Augustine are now doing. I lately heard of several instances of this inordinate greed which militates against the prosperity of our city. A gentleman in Washington owns a lot in St. Augustine which he valued at $20,000. He was offered $16,000 for it and, refusing the offer, immediately notified his agent that he must have $35, 000 net for the property. The actual value is not over $15,000. "I- I was in a real estate office a few days since when a man came in and requested the agent to sell his lot on Cedar street, placing the price at $7,000. The agent very sensibly demurred at placing the property on the market at such a price and asked the owner if he paid as many hundred as he was now asking thou sands, when the interesting fact was de veloped that he had paid just $700 for the place five years ago. Now I wish to state that our boom is in its infancy and infants are delicate and easily strangled. Fellow citizens you are doing your best to strangle it even as it was strangled in a neighbor ing city two years ago. Do not let greed run away with your judgment. If you want to sell put a fair price upon your belongings. If you do not wish to sell unless you can get twice or thrice the value of your prop erty do not offer it at all. It is not only unfair but exceedingly- bad policy for a property owner to ask an advance of 25 to 50 per cent, because improvements are expected. The pro spective appreciation of the property be longs to the buyer, if it exists, otherwise where is the sense of investing? Cosmos. Columbus Hall, One of the new rooms just opened at the Casa Monica is known as Columbus Hall. It is so called because the walls are covered with paintings representing different scenes in the life of the dis coverer of America, among which we noticed the following: "Columbus explaining his plans to the Prior Juan Perez de Marchena, 1486." "Columbus and his son Diago asking bread at the Monastery of La Habina, 1484." Portrait of Isabella of Castile and Leon, 1492." Portrait of Christopher Columbus, from the Madrid Gallerv." "Portrait of the Prior Juan Perez de Marchena, the friend of Columbus." "The house in which Columbus died." "Death of Columbus at Valladolid, 1500." 'Columbus sent back to Spain a pris oner in chains." "Columbus on his return, received by Ferdinand and Isabella at Barcelona, 1493." 'Columbus landing on the Island of San Salvador, October 12, 1492." 'Columbus parting with the Prior to sail from Palos on his voyage of discov ery, August 3, 1492." "yueen Isabella offers her jewels m aid of the voyage of Columbus in camp before Grenada, April, 1492." 1 he room is to be fitted up as a music hall, and when finished will be one of the most beautiful rooms in the house. WHOLESALE GROCERIES, HARDWARE, CROCKERY, ETC. LAND FOR SALE. ;! a J. TEDDER, f Jolm H Aastin. Frank Agate. AILRQAD LAID OFFICE! AND- "W. LYON & CO., WHOLESALE GROCERS AND DEALERS IN II Alt D WARE. CROCKERY, BUILDING MATERIAL, Lyon Building, St. Augustine, Fla. ETC. del8-3mo CTCity and Suburban Real Es tate Office, Vaill's Block,Traslow's Jewelry Store, St. Augustine. Bargains in Orange Groves, Houses, City and Sea Beach. Lots, Hotel Sites. JOHN H. AUSTIN, SOLE AGEXT FOR St. Augustine and Palatka Railway Lands. 100.000 Acres of Choicest. Johns County Lands at $5.00 per Acre. Agent for Florida Southern Kailway Lands. St. Johns and Lake Eustis Railway Lands; Florida Commercial Company's Lands. Atlantic Coast Canal Company's Lands. Florida Railway and Navigation Company's Lands. 6,000,000 Acres of Lands $1 per acre and upwards. de30-ly Alcazar Notes. The work of planting the trees and shrubbery upon the grounds of the Alcazar lias commenced. Foundations for two fountains, one in front and one in the inside court of the Alcazar, are being put don. The pool for the one in the inner court is larger than any around the city. U. fantim, importer and dealer in objects d art and bi lc-a-brac, is open ing his stock in room 28, Alcazar. Foundations for the ornamental front of the Alcazar are being put down. Fuller's Japanese Parlor, room 2' Alcazar, will be opened next week. t urniture for the Alcazar is now ar riving by the car load. Concert at Casa Monica. The following is the programme of the concert to-night at Hotel Casa Monica by Joyce's orchestra: 1. March , Brighton 2. Overture .Summer Night's Dream 3. Walts Chantilly 4. Selection Bonnie Scotland 5. Idylle Heartsease 8. Potpourri Offenbach Opera Sprint? Long By Mendelssohn 8. Galop St. George LOCAL INTELLIGENCE. A fen-y has been recently established to the North Beach. The Bohemian glass blowers will be one of the attractions at Gilford's Mu seum to-day. The lamps along the wall around the Ponce de Leon are being fitted with the incandescent gas jet. It is said that Miss Randall will sing in the parlors of Ponce de Leon on the oc casion of her visit to this city. The tiling on the Cathedral roof is be ing fast put in place and when com pleted will make the building entirely fireproof. A large number of prominent people from New York and Boston arrived at the Ponce de Leon by the vestibule train last night. Mr. Pierre Lorillard's splendid yacht Reva, arrived in port yesterday after noon and is anchored in the river oppo site the city. Arbor Day was celebated in royal style by Captain A. L. Xitnanies. He set fifty orange trees, a number or grape vines and five acres of sugar can. ' Professor Pray gave one of his grand parlor entertainments of oriental silver bell playing and magical mysteries at the Florida House last night. Capt. E. H. Scott, of the yacht Dream, and well known in nautical circles, has resigned his place on the Dream and ac cepted a position with the Clyde Line. An old-timer rattlesnake was killed yesterday afternoon on the beach by Parson Ricliard Nelson, colored. It was nearly seven feet long and had fourteen rattles. W. Andrew, who handles the knife and cleaver, is out with a new and handsome meat wagon. It is a new de sign and he is ready for prompt de livery. The livery men of St. Augustine are having a picnic this season, as their teams are out by the score nearly all the time and equestrian parties are very numerous. Orange b'ossoms are opening and the flower boys and girls are doing a lively business in them. Arthur Van Balsan, one of the most enterprising boys in the city, sold the first bunch yesterday. Mr, O. F. Browning, representing Van Dyck & Williams, of New York city, has opened a stock broker's eflice in the Ponce de Leon and receives quotations of tlie state of the market at all hours. The prayer meeting at the Grace M. E. Church Wednesday night had the larg est attendance of any they have ever had. Quite a revival spirit was mani fest. Two or three asked for prayers. A gentleman at the Magnolia who handed a newsboy a two dollar bill to take change for a five-cent paper yester day, is minus $1.95 and would like to in terview that boy if convenient to the boy. Professor George H. Pray will give one of his entertainments at the rooms ot the i . AL, u. A. next Saturday even ing at 7:30 o'clock, standard time. The admission is 25 cents, and as it is for the benefit of the Association it is hoped a large crowd will attend. The managers of the San Marco in St. Augustine, and the Magnolia at Magno lia, have just issued a neat folder, de scriptive of that beautiful winter home on the St. Johns River. It is hand somely gotten up and makes you wish you were there while you read. If the travel to the South Beach con tinues as it has begun.it will be neces sary to put on another train or more cars, as several times the train has had to make special trips for the accommo dation of all those who went over to see the beach and light house. It is a very pleasant and popular trip. Rev. J. L. Hurlbut, of New York, principal of the Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle, and associate with the Rev. Dr. V incent, will preach at the Grace Methodist Episcopal Church at 10:30 a. m. and 7 p. m., on Sunday, Feb ruary 12. The morning sermon will be to the children and workers of the Sabbath school. That merit has its reward is conspicu ously illustrated in the case of Mr. Harry B, Scott, of Jacksonville, who for a long time has been employed in the boot and shoe emporium of W. T. Simmons of that city. Mr. Scott has made himself so useful to the business that he will be admitted as a partner on his twenty-first birthday, which will fall on the 20th of March. At the head of the large shoe houses in St. Augustine is Mr. II. E. Cleve land's, situated in the Misson build ing on St. George street. He has one of the largest stocks in the city, selected especially for the needs of the tourist and which is constantly being replen ished by new goods of the latest styles. His stock is also the most varied and cannot fail to supply the demands of every one. v Public-spirited citizens are those who are always doing something for the gen eral welfare and who are expected to do more and never get any thanks for it. The citizens of the Ancient City have a good example in the person of Mr. B. Genovar, in adding to the availability of St. George street and making other im provements that are not alone for his benefit. Let all the citizens of this great winter resort do likewise and make more worthy of the name the Newport of the South. 9 Mr. A. L. Skidmoaand Mr. Kennedy, of New York city, are at the Ponce de Leon. Mr. and Mrs. T. Henry Ashbury, from Philadelphia, are guests of the Ponce de Leon. Mr. Wm. M. Pratt and wife, of Lex- ngton, Ky., have rooms at the Florida House. Mr. Bertram N. Stumpf, of New York city, is pleasantly located at the Ponce de Leon. Messrs. J. T. and J. W. Huntington, of Hartford, Conn., are guests at the Ponce de Leon. Mrs. Wni. Van Wych and family, of New York, have a suit of apartments at the Magnolia. Rear Admiral and Mrs. N. E. Le Roy arrived at the Ponce de Leon Wednes day evening. Dr. R. F. Chabert and Victor ETCha- bert, from Hoboken, N. J., are at the Ponce de Leon, Mr. I. Dean and Mr. II. Jay Smith, from Minneapolis, are stopping at the Ponce de Leon. Mr. G. Deming, passenger agent of S. W. & W. R. R., is registered at the Florida House. Mr. I. M. Cox, passenger agent of the Florida Southern Railway, is registered at tlie Casa Monica. Mr. and Mrs. Hugh N. Camp and Miss Camp, of New York, have apartments at the Ponce de Leon. George Barnard of Battery L, Second Artillery, was discharged yesterday on account of disability. The Misses Lizzie and Emmie Tatum, of Tallahassee, were guests of the Ponce de Leon on the 9th. Mr. A. M. Atkinson and wife, of Wa bash, lnd., are among yesterday's ar rivals at the Florida House. Mr. Crosley Dawkins and Miss Kittie Dawkins, of Jacksonville, were at the Ponce de Leon yesterday. The Misses Mamie and Gracie Bowles and Gretta Watts, of Louisville, have arrived at the Ponce de Leon. AN AST ASIA, Anastasia Island, Opposite St. Augustine. Lots in this new Summer Resort and residence Suburb are now offered for sale. The St. Augustine and South Beach Railway and Ferry affords quick,ample and freqeunt transportation to Anastasia and the Ocean Beach. No locality in the vicinity of St. Augustine aftorus as many desirable advantages tor suburban resi dence as Anastasia and the great South Beach reached by the St. Augustine and South Beach Railway. For plats, prices and terms, apply to AI. R. BEAN, ST. AUGUSTINE, FLORIDA. imni CENTRAL WHARF, Ponce de Leon Hop. The opening hop of the season at the Hotel Ponce de Leon was given last night in their mag nificent dining hall. It was in tended to e without formality and is more of a sociable than a ball. Large numbers of people from all parts of the State were in attendance, among whom are Messrs. H. G. Payne, C. J. Joseph. E. M. McLarty, S. C. Chandler, S. D. L. Lowrey and F. C. Cochrane, of Palatka. There are numbers of beautiful ladies and rich costumes which will be named in a report for the next issue. HOTEL AEEJ7ALS. Mr. E. J. Donnell, wife and daugh ter, Mr. Wm. Wall, Mrs. Chas. Wall, all of New York, are guests of the Ponce de Ijeon. Mr. and Mrs. H. Ii. Allen, Misses Mary and Nellie Allen, and Mrs. S. A. John- j son, have apartments at the Florida House. Mrs. Robt. L. Stewart, of New York city, was among the large number of ar rivals at the Ponce de Leon Wednesdav evening. Mr. F. B. Converse, of the firm of Converse & Stanwood, large shoe manu facturers of Boston, is stopping at the San Marco. Mr. Pierre Lorillard and Col. Schuyler Cusley arrived on board the yacht Reva Wednesdav and are registered at the Ponce de Leon. The Rev. Dr. T. B. Neely, of the Phil adelphia Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, is writing a work on "The Evolution of Episcopacy and Or ganic Methodism." A party consisting of Messrs. George F. Miles, Ireland; A. R. McDonnell, St. Johns; E. G. Kenney, Halifax, and L. H. Flemming, of Ottawa, arrived at the Ponce de Leon yesterday. Mr. Hinton A. Helper, formerly of Pa latka, is now representing the popular Philadelphia Times. He is stopping at the Ponce de Leon and expresses him self as delighte 1 with the hotel and St. Augustine. Mr. F. W. Copeland, accompanied by his wife and two daughters and Miss Stella Kodolf, lunched at the Ponce de Leon yesterday, and enjoyed the drives about the city. They are from La Crosse, Wis., and are spending a few weeks looking about the State. They are so well pleased with St. Augustine that it is their intention to make it another visit for a longer stay. PERSONAL. Mr. J. S. Rainer, of Atlanta, is stop ping at the Magnolia. Mr. W. W. Stowe, of the Pathfinder, is at the Florida House. Maj. A. Z. Boyer, of Jacksonville, is registered at the Magnolia. Dr. J. W. McQuie, of St Louis, is registered at the Florida House. . Dr. H. R. Allen, of Indianapolis, is registered at the Florida House. Gen. George B. Wright, of Columbus, O., is a guest of the Florida House. Capt Sidney Crowell, of Hyannis, Mass. , is registered at the Florida Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Brunner, of Phila del( hm, are guests of the Magnolia. Mr. S. Simpson and wife are spending their honeymoon at tin, San Marco. The Ponce de Leon in Darkness. While the guests of tha Ponce de Leon Hotel were at dinner last evening all the lights suddenly went out, and by con trast Egyptian darkness prevailed. This was caused by the overloading of one of the dynamos on account of the great number of guests. At the hotel there was a continual call for more lights. The dynamos were called to do extra duty, causing an extra flow of elec tricity to the main feeders. The circuit on the main feeders is broken by fusible cut outs. The wires will stand a certain pressure and these cut outs are made to stand a trifle less and consequently will fuse before the feeders. By this ingeni ous arrangement the trouble can be quickly adjusted and at comparatively no cost, at the 6a me time savins many dollars worth of copper wire and many hours delay m lighting. The occurrence caused considerable confusion in the ho tel for a short time, but none of the guests seemed to forget to finish their dinner, after which they repaired to their apartments to make their toilet for the first society event of this great hotel. I The rkiilii XewtUi the 0111 iirovixnwr- in the t'nited State that imbliaheit the arricalg ut the St. Aiwnstine huftis.l Ponce de Lton. V.. O. Saltmnrsh and wile, rVnsucola; Miss Maltie Osliorn. Jacksonville; C. K. Leslie, wile and daiiKhter, F. A. Copeland, wile HuddauKb- ter, LuCi-osse. Ms.; .Mrs. n. .m. eus rmuiu, Minnesotn; Mias Stella Kodolf, LuCrosse, Wis.; George A. Ogle, Baltimore; James Itailey and wife, J. L. Newton and wife, C. M. Edick, lien ton HarlKir, Mich.; H. V. Heath and wile. South Chicago; C. J. Fisher and wife. Syracuse; I. Dean, H. Jav Smith, MinneaiMilis; E. T. Dib ble, Jacksonville; Z. T. McKay, istacliatta, Fla.; Miss Mamie Bowles, Mkss Gracie Bowles, Miss Gretta Watta, Louisville: Mrs. Fraukie Keener, Mrs. A. Elliot, St. liuis; it. It. Keener, Naples. ill.; It. I. eUlf,VllH;iHII.U, At". v-V., Chicago; D. B. Johns and wife, I.itchlield, Mmu.; v. it. itiat'K, tmma; 11. ii. iicucii, Adairsville, Ga.; It. U. Hillyard, Savannah; J. S. llillen. Jacksonville: i. 11. Asuury una wne. Philadelphia: Mr. and Mrs. Edward F. Mason, New York; S. E. Itaker. Sirinkrtield, O.; Mrs. A. M. Sewell, Crosby Dawkins, Jacksonville; Misa Lizzie latum. Miss r.mmie latum, laua- hassee; Miss Kittie Dawkins, Jacksonville; G. v Smith M. Allien Sewell and wife. G. Potter, New York; Lawrence Lewis, Philadelphia; Dr. William 11. Gut-side. Jacksonville: C. H. Dewey find wile. Omaha: Euiteue Oberdorfer, Savan nah: I harles v . tioiies aim wne, nuaru ji. -..n.r Vvcrctt. I'olbv. New York: K. K. Cha- liert. M. D.. Victor E. Chabert, llolaikeu; H. C. Wtih nnrt wife. E. li. lllciweil. .Miune iimiiis; Mr. and Mrs. George E. Sterry, Master Walter M. Sterry, New York: J. C. Whittington, Kan- gas City; II. H. Gunby, Cnsheld, Md.; George Hamilton, rniiaueipnia; liuaiii ueauu, ruia- Dllrg; tj. J. lonneu, wile, uaueiiic-i aiiu mmi-i. Mrs. Charles Wall and maid. William Wall. Kw Vurk: John I . waitrNlge. iew lorn j 11 Wniiirh and wife. Columbia: Mrs. P. P. Wil liams, Favette, Mo.; Hear Aumirai ana -tire. . E. Leltoy, IWrlram N. Stumpf, John Wright (attendant), IS ew lora; joim n. cMicrraii, uuu wif. ttockford. 111.: J. Moulton Andrews and wife. Miss Louisa Andrews. Baltimore; George K. weuu ana wue, ii. it. jierraui, r, uiran-i, Mass.; C. A. Grauniss, Mrs. M. W. U ramus, Hridirenort. Conn.; Mrs. W. P. Duvall, Wash ington: Walter II. Miller, Baltimore; Mrs. J. w, Durklee, Mrs. w. ii. tvennaru. . rarrj icu- nard, Boston: Mr. and Mrs. Hugn is. tamp, Miss Camp. New York; jr. u. j-itton; iincm- nati; C 1. f orget ana wne, aimirem; rierre Jjonuani, tiouei m;ml) icr, lusuj ,jtw.uiiiv,a, Alfred Ffeitfer, St. Petersburg: E. Koseutield and wife, Jackson. M' h.; MissJ. B. Burton, Fernanuma; miss m. j. jionou, uiumuu, George F. Miles, Ireland; J. D. Mclvennau, Toronto; A. tf MClioueu, pv. joiius; . Hmra. Halifax: L. 11. Fleming. ittawa; . W. Badger, ntismirg; n alter n. muwr, rauu- inore; C. F. noomsnoi, l. ivi, mows rraim, Indiana; J nomas nasiings, ndjiuus, New York; Mr. and Mrs. E. Y. Eltonhead, Philadelphia; Mr. and Mrs. Durkee, Jackson-vi.io- n J. G. Kiihd. Oiransburg. N. J.; H. A. ... phiiuili-lohia: M rs. G. G. A mbler. Miss 1,. j . .ATUDier, miss IMtl'lwm, unvBMPuimc, Bell. Miss Knap. Miss Hasliuck, New 1 ok; j T. Huntington, J. W. Huntington, Hartlora. Masnolia. t r Mmx Jacksonville: Mrs. William Van Wveh- two children and maid. New 1 ork; Mrs i .'wn.n.. M Ki-itt. Miss Keitt. Columbia: E. ii HA rnmim M'w nine vnarie! r. vwrau. Clsvmont, Del.; It. C. Clark. estport, 1'a.; E. C. Locke, New York; Mr. and Mrs. A. lirun ner, Philadelphia; J. J. Daniels. Jacksonville: ii rticji: vv. 1-1 Arnold. 8. F. K'y.: S. t " ai.mis. Chicairo: W. E. Webb. New York; P. Macon; Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Lewis. Albany; I. M. Cox, Brooksville; Major A. J. liover, jacKson- vule; .1. . name, aiihiiw w, " York; Miss Van w yen, isew l om. Florida House. W. II. Rogers, Philadelphia: L. L. Hindy, wife and daughter. Miss Alice McDonald, Miss Dees, Mosely Hall: J. v . m. i. iing, iexmgv'ii, Ky : L. D. Adkison, Peru, lnd.: H. H. Plumb, and wife, Atlanta: K- Hurton. Crescent City; Captain Sidney Crowell and wife, Massachu setts; Mrs. J. Wenslowand daughter, Brooklyn; Mrs. A. S. Knowies, j-jcksoiivhi, .m. G. Hotter, Brooklyn; Mrs. G. K. mack ana two daughters, Georgia: j. v. Mcuuie, r-t. toiis; I. S. Farris, Louisville; r t . net-K, i ro.. G. Den-ing, pass. agt. s., r. K n y.; o. r.. Bokes. Springlield, O.; F. 11. mis, r-avannan; F W. Pratt- St. Louis: Mrs. H. A. Pratt. Glov- ersville, N. Y.; G. B. Wright, H. W right, t o- lurahus, .!.: li . n. .niien, jira. au, len. Nellie Allen, Mrs. S. A. Johnson, Indian apolis; J. Wannemacher, New York: N. H. Jones. J. Kronin and wife. New York: r. H. Munsell ana wue. uunaio; . i. uuimn-c, u-int... Purt Thumbs iuivo. Illinois: i.rraiiK and wife. New York; illiam M. rrati ana wife, Islington, Ky.; AV. H. Miller. lUiltimore; F. O. r cllow. uinelunuTi; tv. miuiiitrii, wiiu and nurse. Georgia: w. v . stowe. nonua: . H. Kidd. Jacksonville; J. Wertheuu, wife and two children, Jacksonville. Sail Marco. 1. Simpson and wife, Birmingham H. H. Pugg, Kentucky: W. T. llradford. Hopkins ville. Ky.: W. F. MeCutchen. Auburn, Ky.: Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Sands. Master Merrill B. Sands, ;sew naropsmrc: u. unrmi mm .uc,u. F. Wit herel land wife, Chicago: J. J. Coming, B. H. Adams, New York: Mr. and Mrs. E. D. KichariLs Tennessee; Cyrus Carleton, Provi dence; H. P. Kimball and wife. West Virginia Cana Monica. William A. Kelsey, Meriden, Conn.; MorriE Philliw and two daughters. New York; Theo. Cramp, Howard Cramp, Philadelphia: H. H. Lvman, Osweini, N. Y.; W. S. Johnson. Macon; Archileacon Cairenter. South Florida: CM. Sturgess. Fernaudina; W. H. Carter, Tallahas see: L. M. Moury, H. Corry, New York; I. M. Cox, Bloaksvillc; J. W. Johnson, four children. New Orleans. Special prices on Ladies' Jackets and Wraps at Sabin, Abbott & Co.'s. ja23-tf Remember Sabin, Abbott & Co. have the largest assortment of Goods in every department, and you can find what you want there as cheap or cheaper than any other house in tlie citv. ja-5!-tf Children's Cloaks for $1 each at Sabin, Abbott & Co.'s. ja'.'S-tf Shad! Shad! Toshach is now receiving daily a full supply of Fresh Shad. Telephone Cal jNo. rfO. bond your orders. delO-tf Emanuel Brothers are offering $5,000 worth of Dry Gootls from their South Carolina store, regardless of cost. Call and secure bargains. ja28-tf My wff far many yean affiicttd wA a blood disease which baffled the laUful treatment and finely raulted in a mj Wje ulcerated and ogjy looting running r 00 ooc at ner Smba, 1 trial every knows remedy, sarli a the lormparilia aoi potash mixture, mod pmcntxum of the bet pbyeiclaoa with no benefit in any way. A few atcaths ago my attention nt called to S. S S. 1 procured some ct this' medicine, which aha begma (a take and in a ebort time imitated in fieah and xtrencth, and the (ore, which nt thea larger than my band and reached to the bone, began to beat. She bad been in such a tenth! cuodition fur yean and was so near death's door at the time ab-3 commenced the S. S. S. that 1 refrained front making the facta known to the public. I publicly mcke this statement far the benefit of all who are a&ttcted as my wife was. W. M GREEN. Five Puxts, Jonas Co., Ga May so. S36 fruit is extremely hard to sell and must go low. Kespeetfully, A. M. Ives, General Manager. SleeUU to the Palatka Arir. Jacksonville, February 7. The follow ing, are the quotations of to-day's sale bv the Florida Auction and Forwarding Company: Choice BrUrhU 7.VJ2 00 Brights 1 rf;3 75 Golden Russets T rd K, Russets 1 l 75 Navels 7 l' h Kuaset Culls 1 Hal 5 A great deal of the fruit is in poor condition and large sizes. A. S. Mass. General Manaucr. MARKET REPORTS. FINANCIAL. Nrw Tonic, February 9. Excnanire dull but steady. 4,sLsltt4tit. Money easy at 3 to 3, clos ing onereu at z.tHi. suo-Treasurv. gill. $i:i. KIkUuO; Sub-Trea-iury, currency, SU.TVT.ilO. Governments dull and heavy 4 ner cents. iavi; four and a half per c uts, coup., W.At. suite tumiis uuu nut steady. Ala, Class A S-6's.. N. O. Pacific 1st. 74 Ala. Class B.5'8... 110 Georgia 7's.mort.. itftlf N. C.cona'd 's...t!l N. C, cons'd 4's. . mK S. C. Brown con. IDS Tenn, settle't3's.. 8!V Virginia "s 4Ht Virginia consol'd. 40 Chesapeak & Ohio. S Northwestern... North west'n pref . 144 Delaware & Lack.;:4 Erie iifn East Tennessee... 10 Lake Shore Mt Louisville & Nash. 5sl- Memphis Jc Char fvi Mobile at Ohio 12 Nash. & Chat 7S4 Sew York tVntr'l :0Tli Nor'k & West pre 4-Vh Northern Pacific. 3s Nortiru i,c. prer. 44 Pacilio Mail 1U Sending vij men. ac viieg y... o Hich. & Danville. Rich. 4 West P't 324 rlock Island. 112 t. Paul Vi St, Paul prcrd...lHi Texas Pacific. .. 2.ViR Tenn Coal Sc Iron. 314 Cniou Pacine tew jersey u'D.. Missouri Pacilic. rVestern Vnion... 7S4 Cot ton Oil Ccrtin. ai-;' Nuts! Nuts! Nuts! J. M. Webb & Co., near City Gate', St George streeet, in addition to their large box trade in Choice Oranges and their constantly fresh stock of Veg etables, will have this week a splendid assortment of Western Nuts, Shellbarks, Butternuts, Black Walnuts, Chestnuts, Hazelnuts, etc. Come and see them ! jaS-tf Visitors! Go to Central Wharf for the Best Oysters! Stews, Fries, and on Half ShelL Fresh from Savannah. J. C. Toshach. dell-tf UNDERTAKERS STHEEPEIi & COMPANY. Undertakers! UNDERTAKERS SUPPLIES. A complete Stock of Wood and Metallic Cases and Caskets; also Burial Kobes, etc., con stantly on liaud . Embalming a Specialty. (TWENTY YEARS' EXPERIENCE.) DPHOLSTEEISa AID REPAIEI5G DEPAETE!T. Old Furniture carefully and skillfully fte- iiu i f-((l and mmin nw mi' L1 1 HOTELS. The Florida House St. Anpstije's Favorite Hotel. OPEN FOB THE SEASON Under the same management as last year. On St. George Street one block from the Plaza. F'inest views of harborand ocean in the city. Comfortable, sunny rooms, richly fur nished. Croquet and lawn tennis courts for guests. Steam h;aters and electric liells throughout. Newly painted and thoroughly renovatea. THE CUISINE UNEXCELLED C. F. BECK. Proprietor. de4-tf HOTEL SAN MAECO, ST. AUGUSTM, FLA. A Large and magnificent hotel, complete ail its appointments, and with all i comforts and luxuries of a tirst-class hotel. Accommodates five hundred guests. Situated near the old city gates, opposite the Old Fort. on tne most elevated site in tie city, and com manding an uninterrupted view of the ocean. A1NSLIE Ac MoGILVKAY. Mgre. 1 A. G O L. I A , On the St Johns River. Fla. Magnolia Hotel Cottages and bprings. VXE of the healthiest and Vy locations in the South. SPECIAL NOTICES. SUver Springs via Ocklawaha Kiver steamers and return via Florida South ern Railway. For this and other routes apply to Thos. Cook & Sons' Ticket Agency m Opera House uusic etore. laS-SuTulh-tf Removal. Ingraham's Faint and Oil Store has been removed to the Lyon Block, on St George street, south of the post office. aev-ti . For Sale. . Race Mare. For price and pedigree I call on or address. E. Oliveros. St Aa- gustine. ja23-tf most charming Situated on high ground, with an extended range of water view. twenty-two miles from Jacksonville by water or rail. Pure water; perfect drainage. Home like in all its arrangements. Accommodates two hunaVed guests. F'niits and fresh vege tables from the gardens, and pure milk from the dairy. The famous mineral spring on the grounds contains valuable medicinal dual ities, and is bottled for shipment all over tlie rrate. A1NSLIE, McGILVRAY & GOODWIN. Mgra. laJT-tmhl THE MAGNOLIA, St. Augustine, Fla. Strictly a flrst-clasi Family Hotel, centrally oca ted near the Old Fort, the Plaza, City Gates, Sea Wall and Post Office. Highest ele vation in the city. Sanitary conditions per fect Sewerage to the aea, and flushed by ar tesian well. Special rates by the week, accord ing to location of room and length of stay. W. W. Palmer, Proprietor. jal-Sm ORANGE QUOTATIONS. t Re ported by the Florida Fruit Exchange 1 jAOtsosraxz, February 7. wu, un vL-iturauia repoix quotations as follows: M" Tt?nicr $3 7Tt 00 per box . ... ..v - '' - . . .. . ..J Ordinary Brights g.if) t hoK Husseta 3 tt S S3 I'rmiwr, nunem .. 3 ( I -z V( Large Fruit I.Uma 1.7, During; the past two weeks sales have been slow ana prtcen depreaaed, all owing- to ua- lavuraoie weat tier. and Askod. -tBid. New York, February 9. The stock market was again very dull, but the tone of trading was much better than yesterday, and losses shown last evening about recovered. There were less bearish news from the West, anl the attacks of the bears lacked the vim displayed of late, for the market was somewhat of a surprise, as there was no pressure of long stock, and sales of yesterday seemed to have lieen alsorbed by the bulls. The bonowing de 111 1111 d for active stocks was rather increased: indications still larger for short interest- The strong stocks were St Paul, Western I'nion Heading and Wheeling and lake Erie. The announcement that the directors of the last named company had voted to make the pres ent stock preferred and pay a 4 per o ut. divi dend caused an advance from &2& to 54. St. Paul and Lake Shore monopolized the atten tion during the forenoon, and both were wel supported, though their fluctuations were con- titled to fractional amounts. Trading in other stocks possessed no special ttigniticancc. Among the sieciaities Miiwaumc. 1-ai.e r-nore aim Western preferred was remarkably strong. The first prices were irretrular but gcneially lower; the tone of early trading was tirm. nut after a few fractional advances the market settled down to utter stagnation, except for activity in St. Paul and Lake Shore and move ments in v neeiing ana urne r.ne ana iu- waukie preferred. On constantly dicrvnsing business some weakness was deve'oped 111 a few stocks late, but the cle was steady at about the best prices. Total sales of the day. i:u,uuu snared. Cotton New York, February . Green & Co's report on cotton futures says : "The general turn of the market has again been upward. with further addition made to values, the at tendance of leading bull operators apparently taking care ot the surplus oitenng, was acon- sideraole factor in stimulating feeling, but proliably the most influence canie from abroad. Liverpool was higher and firmer: advance was V to 8 points, closing at about the higuest. and very wen supporuxi." New York, February 9. Cotton Net re ceipts. 1.400; gross, 5.st;j bales. Futures closed very steady; sales. ia.Niu. j-eoruary, ujmj liuij; Mnrcii, ju li. April.. 10 72S10 May. 10 TWdnO SO; . une, 10 8510 Stl; July. 10 bxftlll 8!h August. 10 0 tft.10 Wl : Septemlier. 10 40(110 4::; October. 10 046T.1H 05: Novemlier. 9 WfctSI W: Decemlier. 9 man W: January, 10.10 01. New York. February P. Ctlton ouiet sales. 111 bales; uplands, 10,; Ori.t us UV-i : net receipts at all ports, li'.'O lialesla. exports to Great Britain, i-.n..; to jrance, 1 ; to tne Continent- 4.854; to the ChanneB ; stock, KSi.941. Lrvenpoou February 9, 4 p. m. Cot: on fu tures: iebruary, S o4-M, seller; 1-cbruary- March. 5 84-04, seller: March-April. 5 U4, seller: April-May, 6 38-W, s?lier ; May-June, 6SM'r4. buer: June-July, 6 41 B4, buyer; July- 5 44-S1, seller; September, 5 44-64, seller. Fu tures closed steady Oalveston, February 9 -Cotton firm; mid dling, 9; net receipts, 273; gross 273; sales WJ8 ; stock, 2St,73o ; exports coastwise, 2.2M5; exports to Great Britain, ; to the Con tinent, ; to ranee, . Noioi.k, February 9 Cotton eteudy; mid dling, 10; net reeipts, 4!) bales: gross re ceipts 498; stock. 45,844 : sales. ; exports to ureat Britain, ; coastwise. Z8. Baltimore, February 9 Cottnu easy : mid dling, 104; net receipts, 2-15; gross, l.ii; sales, : suick. 18.767: exports t4 Great Britain. : coast wile, 4HC to the Continent ; to France -; sales to spinners, . Boston. February 9 Cotton oulet: middling, lOtt: net receipts5l7: gross receipts, !.:!!: snles. none: stock. : exports to ureat untain. j,uz. Wilmimotok. February 9 Cottnu steady- middling, jo ; net receipts, .nr, gross receipts. 540; sales, none: stock. 14,2o.i; exMrta coast wise. 808: exports to Great Britain ; to the Continent, ; to r ranee, . Philadelphia. February 9. Cotton steady; middling 104: net receipts 60; gross receipts, lttth stock, 2o.toU: export to Great Britain. Lo40: coastwise,: to the Continent. ; ship ments, . Savabnah, February 9 -Cotton quiet: mid dling, 9 1-t-lo ; net receipts, 85ti; gross, 8.16: sales, 9fri ; stock, 72.707 : exports coast wise. Lit'.; to 111a voniiucnt, ; to ureal Britain, : to r ranee New Orleans. February -Cotton firm- middling, 9 13-10; net receipts, MC: gross re ceipts. 5,814: sak-s, 4.ir. stock 3t7.470; exports to ureat Britain, 0.1 nr. to tne continent, to France, : coastwise. . Mobile. February 9 Cotton steadv: mid dling, 9 13-lti; net receipts, 154 bales; gross re ceipts, 177 : sales, : st4ck. ;t!,70l ; exports coastwise, a ; to ureal isntain. ; to tne Continent, . Memphis, February 9.- Cotton quiet: mid dling, IW; net retwipts, 1.3B1 : gn hs receipts. 1,194 : shipments, 70; stock, lAi,til ; sales to Kpiuners, . AcorsTA- F,'brtiary 9. Cotton steady mid dling, 95 net receipt, 3u ; groea receipts. : sales, la . Charleston. February Cotton firm: mid dling. 104 : net receipts 1.051 tales: gross re ceipts, 1.051: sales, 1,3.0: sUK-k. exnorts to rent Mritain. : to ine tAintineni, to France, : coastwise. 2,951'. ATT A T A. February 9-Cotton firm; mid dling. 9?4; receipts, 186. General Markets Chicago. February 9. After a steady de cline for the pa-t three days and heavy short selling of yesterday thcrod were in humor if buying for au upturn. The wealher was very cold throughout the tn est and Norm west. and local receipts were iignu Wheat, corn and oats ouened W cent higher. There was a slight decline from early price on tne announcement 01 liensier liroiners 11111- ure. May wheat declined from tytJF4, to su4. hut immeiiately recoveriHi and advanced to KUdiiM'?A. The decline was caused by short selling by seal iters on the theory that the big line would come over tne board; wnen tne stun faiied to come out the shorts began to cover and carried advances. Toward the close prices airain weakened slightly. Mar closing at 81. CArn was fairly active and somewhat -tr-ong-er. The tendency was upward from the start until IlensJey failed, when the scare caused a ilrou of a few is.ints. May touching ot)V. As mm as ttw flurry was over the demand was airain f"tt and prices movea up atnun. Slay t-u at 5114. Oata were again quite active for Mayr there was more or less realizing, and the fact of there having lately been a liberal decline, bringing prices down to w it bin 2 to cents of the lowest point that May oats have touched. created also a very lair speculative oemani Provisions were stewlier, but changes in prices were small and mostly in favor of hold ers. Receipts of hogs were fair and prices lower, but bad little effect on values of the bog product, and although the opening sales were at about the same figures as yesterday's close. They soon moved up. pork advancing 15 cents and short ribs TVi. and closed steady, with most of the advance maintained. Ctaoj quotations were as follows: Tlotir dull and unchanged. No. 2 Spring Wheat, 7jVma75 : No. 3 Spring Wheat. : No. t ! red, . No. 2 Corn. 47Sj. No. 2 Chits, I S1529. Mesa Perk, J14.15. Lta4, $7.ii77 In-y saitMl Feading futures elosnt as follows: Wheat February. 751 : Maiv-h. : Mar. 81 it June, . Cora February. 4 . tv: March, May. o!h4: Juno. . ats rehruarv. . March, ; May, 31: June, iilV Mess Pork yeer, ; j-tbuarv, yit.. t : March. : May, J!4.25. I .ard February, $7.iV"vi-: March May. r,.z : Juue. . snort ltil February. $7.47,4: .Vaivli. ; May, $7.o5. New Tom, Fenmary 9. Southern Flmir quiet oomnum to fair extra. -.3Ht4: gd to cnoice extra, u.iuto. w heat opt :0:1s closed steadv; sjsit r.bout t cent betten So. SreL February. st4; Man-h, : May, 91V-t 91 9-li. Corn advanced -i to u. closing steadv: spot firm and quiet: No. 2. Fcbruury, 6914: muv, oWif-TH-s. oats firm and active, iti v. cent lower No. 2, February, 37t,fr;r74: May, fK5 woo; io. a. spot, jv-i.'; mixed u estern, 41. Hops steady. Coffee spot fair Kio dull at IS : ootitms 2", to 40 ioints lower; No. 7 Bio February. S)2.Hi.r 12.75 : March. 12.3o;rf 12."h May. S12.likn.12.20. Sumir dull, nominal: C. 5t 6Jk: extra C. .V3-Vu; mould A, 'W, standard A. O1: confectioners' A. 6"i : cut loaf and crushed. 8: powdered, 7l4. Molasses dull-5tl test, 2114. Cotton Seed oil quiet at 35 for crule; Ml rorretine.1. Rice tirm. Rosin steadv at $1 07-air 1.15. Tuns-ntine dull at 40. Hiihn quiet but steady. Pork dull and unchanged. vool moderately active domestic ncece. iS-ti 37: pulled, J.V 1 40: latter choice; Texas. 11,1.4(1. Icr dull. Jictved ller ouiet- lUft haiua quiet but steady at $16.50ji 17. Cut meats easv. lidiies dull. Lard vi est ern steam, simil. SjUO; May, 8.128.1ti. FreighW dull. .NEW ORLEANS. February 9. CoiTe stronir and higher Rio cargoes common to prime. l-'iMi3 18H- Rice steady and iu good demand .ouisiana ordinsrv to lu-inie. t-:,tJAi. ottou Sce! products dull and nominal; prime crude oil, 33$: summer yellow oil, nominal. Sugar quiet and easier Louisiana open kettle choice prime to strict v orime. M : l.rinie 4 ll-l.!4ai; fully fair, good fair. 4W 4 11-16; good common, 4Srt4 8-lri; Louisiaua centrifu gals, choice white. ts-V : choice vellow clarifteil, 5 13-;0br.: irime yellow clarified 5. Molasses quiet and dull Ismisiana oih-ii kettle choice. Sla5: strictlr nrime. 2w"r:K gissl pnme, 2iVi27; prime, 2i.r24; Louisiana ccutriiugals, strictly prune, 2nrr-S ; prime to good prime. lSutH; fair to gmid lair, 17iTtls. St. Lons. Feliruarr B. Flour unchanged Wheat No. 2 red cash, 7'-&a8uiis: Februarj, : May. KuCrKl. Corn cash. 4."vr.4:'..: February, 4.V7i : May, 4-V!46!h. tats quiet but firm cash, 29Vj: February, ; Mav, 2HWrfi. Whisky steady at 81.1. "Provisions duli. fork. new. l .-. Ijirti. S7.5oriv. lrv aalt meats, boxed, shoulders, $7.V'; long clear. .-Wfri.iiO; clear rilw. Si..-(..b2M,: short clear f7.7."w8. Bacon ImixihI shoulders, $o.51) ; long clear, $8.3V,v8.30: ck-ar rilis, $s.45; short clear, iS.:iL .62. Hams steady at 10.&ldl2. WiLMiNOTON, retiruary 9-llirpentine flui' at :i7. Kosin quiet ; strained. 80: good straitel' 85. Tsr firm at $1.15. Crude Turpentine firm; hard. 1.15: vellow din. S2 15: viraiu. 83.15. Chaiilkston, February 9-Tunentine nomi nal. Rosin UOUlillHl. avannah. February 9 -Turpentine dull ntX'u. Rosin tirm st 6(TW. liONiioN, Icoruary 9. ruriHintine, 28S. 3d. A QUESTION OF PRIVILEGL About Deacon" Whit. Rises and Denies a Story a Private Wire, Philadelphia Times, sjiecial. Mr. White, of New York, rising to a Question of privilege, sent to the Clerk's esk and had read an extract from the Washington Aew containing a reprint of a Washington special to the New ork Tribune. This special states that "Deacon"' White has a private wire, one end of which is in the corridor of the House and the other end in hhr business office in New York; that he is constantly sending ara receiving messages over this wire, and while occupying a 6eat in the House, knows exactly what is going on in his office. This wire, says the sjiecial, costs Mr. White many thousands a year. while no one knows how much more the privilege of sitting in the House coKts him. Mr. White said that, as there was in the article something which to a hvper A'sthetic mind might be constTuexI as a reflection upon his character as a mem ber of the Ilourie, he would read a spe cial dispatch which he had sent to tlie Hrooklyn xape-8. in this dispute 11 Mr. White denies emphatically that he has a speci-il wire between Washington and New York, lie refers to the lact that the Tribune article was copied in sev eral other papers, notably the Louisville (Jourter-Jovrnal, which thus gave a fre trade indorsement to a highly protected lie. There was not th slightest founda tion for the story outside of the imagin ation of a sensational paragrapher. lie slated that the Tribune of yesterday published a denial of the story, and ex presses the hope that the free trade wing will lie as iust and see if the whole larty combined can overtake this lie whicn had one week's start Laughter. Mr. Cleveland's Refrigerator. Chicago Tribune. "This car seems to lie most fearfully cold," saiil a man, as he settled himself in a Washington city street car, oppo site an elderly and extremely dignified gentleman. The elderly partv ma le no reply, but drew himself up slightly. "Ureat Scott: continued the man, as he buttoned up his coat. "I didn't know the temperature was falling so this morn ing it's going to be one of the coldest days we have had, I guess." lhe dignities! liersonage stiffened up his spinal column some more, but his face remained marble. 'Gee! I guess I'll have to get off and walk," went on the man, as he began swinging his arms. . "It 'pears as if this must be one of these refrigerator cars such as they use on the railroad. It's funny the weather bureau can t give us warning of such decided and sudden changes. Don't you think so'"1" lhe statue opposite remained on its pedestal. Then, without turning its head, it said: "Conductor: Conductor! I unfortu nately have not the honor of the ac quaintance of the fellew who addressed me, but 1 wish ;you would inform him that he sits opposite Secretary Endicott. Perhaps he will find it warmer outside." then the man went out on the plat form, away from the inlluenee of the great man. and got warm. A LfTrl-Hended Congressman. Philadelphia Times. Congressman Hayes, of Iowa, some time ago refused to present a petition asking that a prohibitory law be passed in the District of Columbia ana was sut sequentlv confronted with the nonsen sical charge of having "denied the right of iietition. .Now note txngressman Hayes' straightforward answer to this charge. "I repeat, he writes w ith re markable vigor, "that for the people of Iowa to petition Congress as to local concerns in the District of Columbia is officious meddling of the most olTensive cliaracter, whether it applies to the con duct of tiarticular classes of business or other local matters, and that no person combining intelligence with discrimina tion, delicacy and a fair amount of that finer feeling that prompts true men and women to attend to their own affairs, will ever indulge in it" As for the right of petition which Mr. Hayes is charged with having denied, ha goes on to show that it is a right guaranteed for a redress of grievances," which cannot "by any just process of reasoning be made to cover busybodyism, or med dling." Congressman Hayes, of Iowa, has a level head. The outlook now for fair weather lietter prices is very encouraging. A very lance m-onratinm r tho , I Short rib sides, loose. 17.4714. ng received range. In size from to 128. Th I FJt tig ISCfr. Filling for fi cako may be made with oca pound of figs, chopped very fine; one cup of sugar, oce-ba if cop of water. Pntitontba back of the stove and mash with a spoon until is forma a tmooth paste. Flavor with vanilla and spread between any white layer casa,