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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
eeiit Monntiw, uiu rtimuming v ine raiurow
ami visitor of St. Auiruntine. at the ewt'jmnry
'untr.what i practieollif a HT. Al(ilTIfc
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
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
Snf&rhi'endent of CHrcvlatUm, Corner Char
otU and Uridoe Street.
THE DAILY NEWS wilt insert ST. AUG
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.
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.
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.
IT. 8. Ahmy, Nt. Francis barracks.
Bt. aduustine. fla., t ooruary 9,
,7 A.M. J
7 a. m..
1 p. m..
V p. ru. ,
: 25
80 5
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.
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?
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,
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,
'Columbus sent back to Spain a pris
oner in chains."
"Columbus on his return, received by
Ferdinand and Isabella at Barcelona,
'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.
a J. TEDDER, f Jolm H Aastin.
"W. LYON & CO.,
Lyon Building, St. Augustine, Fla.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Mr. and Mrs. T. Henry Ashbury, from
Philadelphia, are guests of the Ponce de
Mr. Wm. M. Pratt and wife, of Lex-
ngton, Ky., have rooms at the Florida
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.
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
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.
Mr. E. J. Donnell, wife and daugh
ter, Mr. Wm. Wall, Mrs. Chas. Wall, all
of New York, are guests of the Ponce de
Mr. and Mrs. H. Ii. Allen, Misses Mary
and Nellie Allen, and Mrs. S. A. John- j
son, have apartments at the Florida
Mrs. Robt. L. Stewart, of New York
city, was among the large number of ar
rivals at the Ponce de Leon Wednesdav
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.
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.
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.
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.
Five Puxts, Jonas Co., Ga May so. S36
fruit is extremely hard to sell and must go low.
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.
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
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 !
Go to Central Wharf for the Best
Oysters! Stews, Fries, and on Half ShelL
Fresh from Savannah. J. C. Toshach.
A complete Stock of Wood and Metallic
Cases and Caskets; also Burial Kobes, etc., con
stantly on liaud .
Embalming a Specialty.
Old Furniture carefully and skillfully fte-
iiu i f-((l and mmin nw mi' L1 1
The Florida House
St. Anpstije's Favorite Hotel.
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
C. F. BECK. Proprietor.
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.
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.
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.
Ingraham's Faint and Oil Store has
been removed to the Lyon Block, on St
George street, south of the post office.
. 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
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.
t Re ported by the Florida Fruit Exchange 1
jAOtsosraxz, February 7.
wu, un vL-iturauia repoix quotations as
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.
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.
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,
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.
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
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.
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
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

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