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THE PAJLATKA DAILY NEW;
7 : Y VCfLTJME IV. CITY DIRECTORY. APOTHECARIES. ACKERM'VN STEWART. A!ii7wet corner Leinou and Front, KENort'lst" mer Lemon and Front. ..... , . 0. J'JP A W K KrVmtrtwSfourdoow north of post offlue. - U-mon street, Ttaum block. VfXiKi.BAf 'H, A F . . . tiitrai liruif Store, Lemon street. ATTORNEYS R ALT) WIN, JOSEPH R, , , Vm t Mile BuiMinf. Palatka, Fla. V"Vit rtrtJfcrS Hold, office, upstair. CnSAM.8oma Bank BuUdin H 'rblol.-kf Lemon rtreet: office upstairs. BANGOR ORANGE BOXES. EA?t of Laurel near J T K W depot. BANKS. FIRST NATIONAL T1ANK. W J Wiiieifar, President, Front street BARBERS. FINmT,n"t.opDOsite Putnam House. MOHK, l-'KANK . Falfc. block. Lemon street. BOARD OF TRADE. OFFICE, NO. 28 FRONT STREET. ViKiu. Hi the city wishing information will be cheerfully supplied. BOARDING HOUSES. M&inHSS BOOKS AND STATIONERY. COCHRANE, F V ,. Frout street, next door to post office. BOOTS AND SHOES. VATTEKLIN, Tf T Morusne, block. Lemon street. BOOK BINDERS. PALATKA NEWS PUBLISHING COMPANY, ituid street. BOOT AND SHOE MAKING AND REPAIRING. Kmnt rt."lEdoor south of First Nat Bank KO,LiSo Putnam House. CANDY MANUFACTURERS. SMITH, R & E J ',. ., No 8 Lemon street, G illis block . CIGARS AND TOBACCOS. " KUPPEKBrSCH. CHA8 e,,,m Putnam Gallery, Lemon street, op Putnam SMITH, K&KJ ... No 8 Iuion street. Glllis bkx;k. CISTERNS AND TANKS. TA aVj nT? proprietor. Water street, near j 1 i K V depot. CIVIL ENGINEERING. City (Wveor. Nos. S and 4 Moraine block, over KerstiiiK's. CLOTHING AND GENTS' FURNISHINGS. LOEU, MARCTTS . (iillix l.l.x k, Lemon street. ZACH ARIAS, A No 1-1 Lemou street. CONFECTIONERY. BECKS. J F , Lemon street, corner of Second CROCKERY. J'" Hickman-Kennerly block. Lemon street. DENTAL ROOMS. ESTES. WW , . Moravne Mock, Tmon street, upstairs. KOSKN I1KKO, DU W H Hickman block Imira street, upstairs. DRY GOODS. HEVEUETJX.CT U-nioii street JACOHSON, I . I'tiu-n x block Lemon street GRAIN HAY. ETC. ' F.nt f Latin)? street, near JTiKWBT GROCERS. DCNN..TOHNT ' Next to MKt office. Front street HAOAN, .1 V I.ciiKiti street, corner of Jones HAI'GH TON & IlltOS., A M IMuentx Mock, Lemon street Vnn n MiK'k, foot of Lemon street PFTKuMANN, HEN IS m lM-nn street, southeast corner of I-irst UMiKKO .V MPNDKK Hickman-Kennerlv block, Lemon street SHKI.LK.V. J II Opposite Southern Express Company GUN LOCKSMITHS. HENTHUCKSON. L Lemon street, opposite Putnam House HARDWARE. GRIFFIN PARK Ell Florida Southern buildintr, Water street LANK, K T Hurt's block. Water street HARNESS AND SADDLES. SANDERSON. Tt C 1 ipiKttite Putnam House, Lemon street HOTELS. A P Ctmovii, prop, cor Iteid and Second sts I1AIU.KTOM llot'Sli, Andrew Shelley, prop. t'oiirt. House l.locK, urauRe sixeei IW I'l l, I VIII km I X John llixler. prop, eor Lemon and Water a A ii A'l'i Hi 4 lln'l'KI.. Mill. A S Washburn, ,.'r..i.ri..iir Front Ktreet corner of William THK WEST END. Kirst-elriMH Hoarding- for families, cor of Dodge and Eiuiuett streets ICE. on iTiri ICR FfTOHV. L C Canova, tunimser. Laurel st, let Kiver and Kniinett INSURANCE. r-AniPTnV.lt KFNNF.HLY H,x,iii2. Keiiuerlv-Hicknian blk. Lemon st Ull l 1 A K II 1 I'll AS M I'.il.ilkH National Bank buildiiiK, Front St WEItlt, W J Post otlice bnlldinif JEWELRY. HEATH, OK I .enion street, opposite rutnam House SI'Kt'K, JOHN F Front street, four doors south of Lemon JOB PRINTING. PALATKA NEWS PUBLISHING COMPANY JtcHl street LIVERY STABLES. GEM CITY LIVERY AND SALE STABLE Near J T & K W depot. Firs street MEKWIN & SON , , U nion street, between Third and Fourth KAMSAI I'.K. .1 M Comer of Reid and Sei-on street LIME. EATON, CHAS F, Agent Fovt of laurel street LUMBER. HOYD, D A . , River street, next to Gas Works MEAT MARKETS. I'ltOSS. WH Miinairer Cem Oty market. Water street CUMMINOS AtCO . , l-nioii utiwt, two dixirs west of Jones GIMtOSOX 4c CO., M V No Front street UI'IIHIV. THOMAS U nion street, between Third and Fourth MILLINERY AND FANCY GOODS. HOI.HROOK, MHS THOS Front st iwt, opinwite Putnam House PAINTS. OILS AND ARTISTS' MATERIALS KAUXF.S. H I'almka National Bank Imilding- Front st PHOTOGRAPHERS. .MANGOLD, JO Keiinerlv-Hleknian block, Lemou street PHYSICIANS. tll.E, DR A L. Homkopathist, Hmmi bliM-k, 1auioU street C'YRl'S, Dr W H MoniKne blK'k, Ijemon street, upstairs REAL ESTATE 3lTRT, JAMES Town lots, Pslatka Heinhts. HKAI.Y TRIA V Koani of Tmile Room, Front street STAFFORD. 11 Palatka National Bank buildinir. Front st SALOONS. . EDWA Riff, AN CO., Hart's 'ilock. Water street :i)AHO S.-I.H) Twir l'Hlniettoes, Lemon street i,i 1 1. U JOHN Lemon street, near J T K W Juaotion SASH. DOORS AND BLINDS BARNES. R I'alatka National Bank building. Front st TAILORING. FINNINGER. u a Over Lueb'tf store. Lemon street, upstairs TAXIDERMIST. rilY. W S Front street, three doors south of Lemon UNDERTAKERS AND EMBALMERS NOW. WO No3u Front street WAGON FACTORY. ACE MARTIN Kiver street, ucar Gas Works W000 YARD D ALTON. M H Foot of .duins streot. MAIL SERVICE. A RESOLUTION PASSES THE HOUSE TO INVESTIGATE COMPLAINTS AT THE WEST. It Asks the Postmaster General for Information. Mr. Perkins "Wanted all the Facts Laid 15c fore the House to Know "Where the Fault H and to Kemeriy It. Waspinoton, February 10. Mr. An derson, of Illinois, from the Post Offices Committee, reported favorably the Per kins resolution directing the Postmaster General to inquire into and inform the House of the cause and foundation for the grievances complained of in the Kansas newspapers, regarding the Wes tern mail service, and also to inform the House whether the almost universal complaint prevailing in the West against the present unsatisfactory mail service results from the employment of inexpe rienced and incapable employees, or in sufficient appropriations. The commit tee reported an amendment adding to the resolution the following: "And also that the Postmaster General Iks directed to further inquire and inform the House what, if any, improvements and exten sions have been made in the mail ser vice of the W'jst during the last two years. CO CRT THE FULLEST INVESTIGATION. Mr. Dockery, of Missouri, said that he did not care to discuss the merits of the resolution. lie would say, however, that the Post Office Department Com mittee and the Democratic side of the House courted the fullest investigation of matters, and he was confident that the investigation would show that the postal service was as efficient, if not more so than at any time in its history. WANTS THE FACTS. Mr. Perkins, of Kansas, wanted all of the facts laid before the House. If the bad service was the fault of the House, in consequence of inadequate appropria tions, he desired to know it, and if it was the fault of the administration that should be made known. The resolution had lieen approved on the 23rd of last month and under the rules should have been reported within one week. In that particular the Post Office Committee was almost as unsatisfactory as the mail ser vice. The resolution was not political, and the complaints came from Demo crats and Republicans alike. When the answer came he Would undertake to show that they are all well founded. THE RESOLUTION ADOPTED. The resolution was finally adopted af ter the insertion of an amendment offered bv ftir. Holman inserting the word "alleged" before the word com plaints. TRANSFERRING BILLS. Mr. Campbell, of Ohio, called atten tion to the four bills relating to the al coholic liquor traffic in the District of Columbia which bad been referred to the District Committee, and moved to have them referred to the Committee on Alcoholic Liquor Traffic. After some debate this motion was adopted- by vote of 116 to 20. Another bill relating to a special tax upon liquor dealers was on Mr. Campbell's motion transferred from the Committee on Alcoholic Liitiuor 1 rathe to the Ways and Means Committee. THE WABASH RIVER BRIDGE. Mr. Jones, of Alabama, reported fav orably from the Committee on Rivers and Harbors the r solution calling on the Secretary of War for informa tion relating to the alleged oltruction of the Waliash River by the bridge of the Louisville and Evansville Railroad Company. FRIVATE CALENDAR. number of reports from private bills were presented, and the House began consideration of bills on the private cal endar. When the committee arose, Mr. Mills moved that when tl.e- House adjourns to-day it adjourn till Monday. Agreed to. Two bills on the private calendar. which had lieen favorably reported from the committee of the whole, were then taken up. The first was for the relief of C. M, P.riggs, deceased, which was passed with little objections. In the ease of the second, however, that for the relief of Nathaniel McKay, and the executors of Donald McKay, Mr. Springer interposed vigorous resistance, and although the House refused to second his demand for the yeas and nays, he succeeded in pre venting its passage by demanding the reading of the engrossed bill. The House remained in committee of the whole until 4:12, most of the time being spent in controversy over the bill for the relief of Nathauiel McKav, and the executors of Donald McKay. ADJOURNED. At 4:30 the House adjourned until Monday, leaving the McKay lull as un finished business to come up next Friday morning. ALCOHOLIC LIQUOR TRAFFIC. The Senate Committee on Education Faor Commission to lntigate It. WASHINGTON, February 10. After listening to an argument from A. AL Powell, president of the National Tern perance Society, the Senate Committee on Education to-day, by unanimous vote, instructed Senator Wilson, of Iowa, to report favorably a bill provid ing for the appointment of a commission of five persons, all of whom shall not be advocates of total abstinence, to investi gate the alcoholic liquor traffic, its re lation to revenue and taxation, and its general, economic, criminal, moral and P AL ATKA, FLO KID A. SATURDAY scientific aspects, in connection with pauTieriain, crime, social vice, public health, and general welfare of the pe ple; and also to inquire and take testi mony as to the practical results of license and prohibitory legislation for the pre vention of intemperance in the several States of the Union. FARM ANIMALS. Their Lumber and Value as Given by the Depart ment ol Agriculture. Washington, February 10. The Feb ruary statistics report of the Department of Agriculture relates to the number and value of farm animals. 1 here is a reported increase in horses, mules and cattle, and a de rease m sneep ana wine. The largest rate of increase is in horses, amounting to fully 5 per cent., and it is general throughout the country, though largesc west of the Mississippi. The aggregate exceeds 13,000,000. The increase in mules averages 3 per cent. The increase in cattle is nearly 2i per cent., corresponding closely with the ad- ance in population. It makes an ag- gregage of over,49,000,000, or eighty-two per 100 of population. The, increase is nearly as large in milch cows as in cat tle. In sheep the decline appears to be between 2 and 3 per cent, the aggregate f flocks lieing about 4:1,500,000. There is a smaller decline in the number of swine, less tlian l per cent., leaving me aggregate over 44,000,000. The prices of horses and mules are nearly the same as last year, but both are lower than in the year 1884, when the continuous advance from 1879 cul minated. The average for all ages is 71.82 for horses and $79.73 for mules, a decrease of 33 cents and 87 cents respec tively. From 1879 to 1884 the annual statement of the prices of milch cows and of other cattle advanced yearly, and the decline has since been uninterrupted, without exception, for either class of stock. The fall in milch cows has been from f26.08 to $24.65, over 5 per cent.. and in'oxen and other cattle from $19.79 to $17.70, a decline of 10 per cent, last year. In sheep, as in other stock, the an nual advance was quite steady after 1879, and amounted to 22 per cent, in four years. From 1883 to 1886 the de cline was over 25 per cent., or from 3.53 to $1.91. The" next year's average was $2.01, and the present average is 2.05, or nearly as much as in the de pression of 1879, when prices were the lowest in twenty years. There has been an advance in the av erage for swine of all ages from $4.48 to $4.98, or 11 per cent. There was an an nual advance from 1879 to 1884, then a decline to 1886, and a slight re-advanc ing again. The aggregate value of all farm ani mals is $8,000,000 more than a year ago, the totals for cattle being smaller by aliout $04,000,000, for sheep a trifle smaller, with an increase in those for horseg, mules and swine. Horses repre sent $94(1.000,000, mules $175,000,000, cattle $97ri,000,000. swine $221,000,000, and sheep $89,000,000, making a grand aggregate of $2,109,000,000 for these classes of domestic animals on farms and ranches. The statement of the cotton marketed Ls deferred till next report, complete re turns not having been received from Texas and the Carolinas. Four Men Killed by Powder Explosion. Wilkesbarre, Pa., February 10. At 10 o'clock this morning a severe shock was felt in this city. Shortly afterward it was learned that a violent explosion had occurred at Dupont's powder works at Wapwolopen, twenty miles from here, and that four men were instantly killed. Their names as given are. Peter Kish- baugh, George Stout, John Hoffman and B. Betz. The explosion took place in the packing house, where several tons of powder' had been stored. The cause of the accident is not known as yet. The force of the shock was distinctly felt here. ' Windows in all buildings rattled and the officials at the court house here thought there was an earth quake, as the big building shook vio lently. At Nanticoke and Wannamee chimneys toppled from the roofs of build ings. The children ran in terror from the school house and women flocked towards the mines, where they thought an explosion had occurred. AtWapawall- opon nearly every building was dam aged or wrecked. Besides the killed over forty persons were injured, fourteen of whom it is said will die. The four men killed were blown to pieces, and only small jiortions of their bodies have been found. The cause of the accident is not known, as all those who were in the building are dead. Railroad Wreck Mercury 40 Below. Clontarf, Minn, February 10. The regular Manitoba passenger train going north was wrecked here yesterday through a broken flange on one of the engine wheels. Mrs. Bemis, of Crook ston, and Henry Gast, of Milwaukee, sustained probably fatal injuries, and a dozen others were severely bruised. As the cold was intense, the mercury being 40" below, the wrecked passengers suf fered severely. Digging up Oynamlte Causes To Deaths. Cincinnati, February 10. Two men were digging up some dynamite which had been buried to protect it un til wanted for use 1 n a gas well near Belle vue, O., to-day, when one of them struck the dynamite with his pick. An explosion instantly killed the two men and caused such shock as to suggest an earthquake at Tiffin, Sandusky, Put-in- Bay and other points in that locality. Arrested tor Divulging Official Secrets. London, February 10. Great excite ment has lieen caused in military circles by the arrest of Major Templar, of Chat bam, under an order from the inspcctoi general of fortifications, upon the charge of divulging official secrets. Respiration Perfectly Unimpeded. San Rf.mo, February 10. An official bulletin says the German Crown Prince passed a good night, without fever or pain, and that his powers of respiration and deglutition are perfectly unimpeded. The bulletin is signed by Drs. Mackenzie Schroeder, Krause, Bramann and HoV THE GREAT ROWING MATCH. An Immense Crowd-Helel Crowded to 0erBosc Inj Teemer Wins. Sitreinl to the JVitaffrrt A'ew. Punta Gorda, February 10. The first three-mile race of tlie regatta took place hereto-day. There was a large crowd from all over the State. Special steam ers and trains have been arriving hourly heavily loaded with passengers. The Hotel Punta Gorda is crowded to over flowing with guests and much enthu siasm is displayed. Teemer, McKay and Hamm were in good condition and spirits. The beautiful course was some what lumpy at the start, but gradually subsided before the close. The start was a good one and took place at 4:32 p. m. For the first half mile McKay led. with Teemer and Hamm about a length behind. Hamm ran up even with McKay and forged ahead. From this to within one hundred yards of the turning stake Hamm led by a good length, Teemer and McKay then closed up. Hamm reached the stake first and turned the flag at 4:43. Teemer followed about ten seconds later and McKay about five seconds later. The finish was simply grand, Teenier passing under the Hag first, McKay sec ond and Hamm third. Teemer reached the flag at 4:52, McKay four seconds later and Hamm six seconds later. The time consumed in making the three miles was, Teemer, twenty minutes and four seconds; McKay four seconds later, and Hamm six seconds later. C. W. B. FROM JACKSONVILLE. Lunatic in Jail Judge Speer Gone to St. Augus tine Miss Tysen's Funeral. Stierial in the Pahitka A'uvw. jACKSONVHXE.February 10. Theodore Frederic dimming, a young German stranger, is confined in the county jail as a lunatic. Night before last he broke all the glass out of his window and Jailor Fallon was compelled to put him in another cell. Last night he sat upon the floor with his head in his hands and wept piteoutly all night. He will lie sent to the asylum to-morrow. His great desire is for a gun to go and shoot birds. Mr. A. M. Jones, appointed a few days since to succeed Jir. trans fionee as register clerk at the city post office, has resigned. Mr. Jones found the duties too heavy for a man of his age to per form and maintain good health, there fore he resigned. Mr. Sollee will remain until a successor is qualified. The position is a hard one and the salary allowed by the Government is not one to be coveted. Mr. Louis Berlack, while leaving the Purim ball last night, had the misfortune to discolate his ankle, and at present is confined to his room. - Dr. II. F. Keeling, the only person ar raigned in the Mayor's Court this morn ing, was fined $3. Another drunk. Judge Speer and Marshal Lamar, of he United States Court for the Southern District of Georgia, went to St. Augus- ine this morning. Paul Phillips' steam coffee mill, near the market, was in operation for the first time this morning. The funeral of Miss Annie Tysen took lace at St. John's Episcopal Church this afternoon. It was largely attended. The body of Major J. D. Doyle, a wealthy gentleman who died at St. Luke's Hospital, has bten taken to un- lertaker Clark's, where the remains will lie prepared for shipment to Boston. W. W. White will go with the remains. J. E. S. FROM WASHINGTON. v St. Augustine and Puma Rassa Surveys and Examinations. Siieeial to the Palatka New. Washington, February 10. The letter of the Secretary of War transmitting to Congress the report of the examination and surveys of St. Augustine for a deep sea channel on the outer bar, and of Punta Rassa harbor were referred to the Committee on Rivers and Harbors. Capt. Black, in his report, recommends the solid converging jetty system for the improvement of the entrance. A deeji sea channel at Punta Rassa is recom mended. ' X. X Alex. Jones will Hang March 1 9. Stfct)tl In the Palatka Actf. Tallahassee, February 10. Governor Perry has appointed March 19 as the day on which Alex. Jones, the colored murderer, is to be hanged. The death warrant was read to him to-day by Sheriff Pearce in the county jail T. Large Meeting at Loughrea. Dublin, February 10. The meeting at Loughrea to-day was attended by a large crowd. Four thousand tenants with bands and flags formed a proces sion and marched to the place of meet ing, where they presented to Shaw-Le-fevre an address thanking him for his efforts in their behalf. Shaw-Ijefevre in reply said that he and his friends were ready to go to jail in order to vindicate the great public victory. The arrest of Blunt was one of the most unjust things ever done. He hoped the wrong would be repressed, and he pledged himself to do all in his power to secure Btunt's re lease. If the Government did not lend Lord Clanriearde its power of coercion he would soon find it to his interest to arrange with his tenants. The police force had teen augmented for the oc casion, but the meeting was not mo lested. The crowd dispersed quietly. Only One University Closed In Russia. ST. Petersburg, February 10. The Odessa University lias leen reopened. The university at Kazan is now the only one in Russia that remains closed. Ms Knowledge at a France-Russian Treaty. Vienna, Feoruary 10. The Wiener TatjUatt says it has received no informa tion tliat Russia and France are about to conclude a treaty of alliance similar to that between Austria and Germany. Rejected the Government Amendments. Berlin, February 10. The Reichstag committee on the Anti-Socialist bill to day decided in favor of prolonging for two years the operation of the existing law on the subject ami rejected the Gov ernment amendments. MOENING, FEBRUARTll, 1SSS. STATE OF TRADE. NO CHANGE IS PERCEPTIBLE IN THE GENERAL COURSE OF BUSINESS FOR THE WEEK. Speculation During the Pant Year in Hear ing Ha Legitimate Fro it ia the I'reaeut Dullnrss of Trsdr. New York, February 10. R G. Dun & Co. in their review of trade for the week say in the general course of busi ness there has been no perceptible change. The volume of payments, in cluding pajier maturing February 1, was over 13 per cent, larger than last year outside of New YorK. Railroad tonnage is enlarged by the war of rates and the ratio of expenses to earnings grows less satisfactory. At nearly all interior xints reporting trade is dull or inactive, though a i erceptable improvement with in the past ten days is noted at St. Paul and Omaha; but collections are slow at St. Taul, Milwaukee, Detroit and Cleve land, and the number of failures iir the Northwest beyond the Mississippi seems larger than usual. The' cold weather evidently has a retarding influence in many quarters. SPECULATION THli CAUSE. The failure of a bank at Cincinnati with the arrest of its officers on account of speculations in real estate, oil and gas, and the failure cf Bensley iSros. at Chicago, an old grain house with large credit, call attention to the chief cause of hesitation in business. A vast amount of capital has been locked up and a vast body of iridebtednes created in connec tion with real estate, grain and other 8eculations of the past year. The in debtedness based on fictitious valuations of property or commodities in not a few cases will have to be liquidated at a loss. On the chance of war in Europe, wheat was suddenly advanced so far that the peace prospects involve disaster to many THE IRON INDUSTRY. The capacity of the iron furnaces in blast February 1 was 10,406 tons weekly less than January 1, and, contrary to ex pectations, much more than half the de crease was in other than anthracite fur naces. , The effects of the strike in the coal regions increase from dav to dav. but are not as great as the depression ue to the shrinkage in demand. Of the latter, part is attributed to tariff uncer tainties and part to the excess of railroad uilding in the West and consequent wars of rates. Including 50,000 tons de ferred from last year, the contracts for steel rails so far reach aliout 500,000 tons, without any lifting in prices $ 31.50 at the mill. Pig iron is weaker at Pitts- mrg, but stiff at the East for the better grades, on account of their scarcity. In manufactured iron the slackened demand still causes weakness. The effects of the soft coal strike, which does not seem to approach an end, are felt in slow collec tions and several failures at Philadel phia. THE RAILROAD SITUATION. The wars of rates between the West ern roads have now gone so far that the rates charged are said to lie on the whole not more than half those charged before the trouble began, but no sign of settlement is seen in any quarter. Those who have put money into many of the new lines, where new lines were not needed, have no reason to expect re turns until the business of the country ms largely increased.. Meanwhile the Inter-State law makes any settlement more difficult, and places United States roads at a disadvantage in competition with Canadian. Through rates for ex port have been cut also, and the efforts of trunk line managers to settle the difficulties have not ret succeeded. CONDITION OF MARKETS. Nearly all markets are lower, stocks about 50 cents per share for the week, wheat about 1 cent jier bushel, corn J of a cent, oats i cent, coffee i cent per pound and sugar, both refined and crushed. i cents, hogs 10 cents per 100 pounds and tin i cent per pound. Cotton has been held steady by the report of a large con sumption abroad. The dry goods trade continues good for cottons, which are steady in price, and slightly improved for woolens. The woolen manufacurers meet on Tuesday to consider questions or credits and undervaluations, and to perfect an organization. In groceries there has been some improvement in tone and in distribution. The tea trade shows more activity and honefulness. dui me uemana lor nutter and cheese is hardly satisfactory, and meats are very dull and weak. THE CIRCULATION. The Treasury has added half a million to deposits during the week, but other wise has slightly diminished the circula tion. BUSINESS FAILURES. "Business failures occurring throughout the country during last week, number for the United States 237, Canada 52. to tal 289, against 2T9 last week. A feature this week is the unusual number of fail ures in the Dominion of Canada, 52, be ing nearly double the usual weekly av erage. Woolfolk's Execution Delayed. Macon, Ga., February 10. Tom Wool folk, who killed nine members of his family and who was convicted of mur der at the last term of court, was not hanged to-day as his sentence directed mai ne snouia De. A writ of suspense has been granted upon a motion for new trial in his caseand the execution has been postponed in order that the Supreme Court may review and decide the question raised. Cat la Freight Rates ia Alabama. Sheffield, Ala., February 10. The Memphis and Charleston Railroad Com pany has cut freight rates on groceries and provisions to this point nearly forty per cent, in order to meet competition by the Tennessee River route. Police Get the Wrenj Man- Pyne Arrested as He Stepped From a Cab. IiONDON, February 10. The police to day arrested Patrick O'Brien, National ist Member of Parliament, outside of the Parliament buildings, mistaking him for Gilhooly, member for West Cork, for whose arrest a warrant has been issued. O'Brien was taken to Scotland Yard, where he was recognized by the officials and promptly released. The police apol ogized to O Brien for his arrest, but he declined to accept their explanation and threatened to bring an action against the authorities. J. D. Pyne, member of Parliament for West Waterford, Nationalist, was ar rested on alighting from a cab outside of the House of Commons. He was at once taken in a cab t J Scotland Yard. Tie will be taken to Dublin to-night. Pyne is the gentleman who shut him self up in Lisfinny Castle in Waterford and defied the police to arrest him and who afterward eluded the Irish authori- ies and escaped to England. Bismarck's Speech Makes an Impression. St. Petersburg, February 10. The verbatim rejiort of Prince Bismarck's speech, published here, has produced a much deeer impression than the tele graphic summary at first received. The Lancet's Opinion. London, February 10. The Lancet (medical journal) says: Even should perichondritis prove to be the sole dis ease from which the German Crown Prince is suffering, it to a great extent must cause serious and permanent de formity of the larynx. $20,000 FN in Baltimore. Baltimore, February 10. The large storage warehouse, on Ostend street, lielonging to and occupied by Henry Seim & Co., manufacturers of glass, was to-night destroyed by fire. The loss on stock and building is estimated at 20, 000. Partially insured. Receiver tor the Metropolitan Bank. Washington, February 10. The Comp troller of the Currency to-day appointed James McConville, of Steubenville, O., lie receiver of the Metropolitan ' Na tional Bank of Cincinnati. He will take charge early next week. A PASSIONATE PILGRIM. He Went to California, Sa and Is Conquered by Homesickness. Ex-Asseml)lyman Walter G. Smith, ot Tom- kins in the Ithaca N. Y. Journal. San Diego, January 20. I have written the Journal two letters from Southern California containing first im pressions. This will give the results of sober second thought and a longer ex perience. In it 1 hope to convince my readers that twenty-live cents saved, amid the civilized comforts of New York State is more to lie desired than a dollar earned in this country of sand, alkali, drouth, land-sharks and deer adoes. The winter days are usually bright and cloudless, the air clear and the breezes fragrant. But now and then a long rain comes, turning the streets into an unwholesome batter and makintr everybody miserable. The nights are very cold, with heavy frosts or thin contings of ice. People wear thick over coats and sleep under two or three lankets, sheet, spread and comfortable. Those who pay $20 a ton for coal keep a fire going besides. Colds, catarrh and lung complaints are com mon. Jreopie who come here to escape consumption are unwise. Rather should theygo to Labrador where thick-walled houses, abundant fuel and furs will keep them warm, and where bright, decep tive days do not lure them out of doors in ordinary clothing. I want to empha size the tact that people in poor health should shun San Diego as they would a plague sjiot. Besides being what I have describe, it is a port of entry for yellow fever and other maladies of the southern coast. It might well lie added in this connection the doctors' fees are five dol lars for a night call and two dollars and a half for a dav prescription. As a rule California fruit is not so good as that of the East. Like meat and vegetables it is tasteless. The only exception that I know of is the muscatel grape the richness of which is that of English plum pudding you like a little of it, but can't eat a great deal. Oranges are poor and cost sixtv cents to one dol lar per dozen. Bananas are worthless at five cents apiece. Mission grapes are atxut as paiataitie as green gooseberries. i omgrannes tne theme ot sensuous poets and shrewd real estate men look ike blood-stained pumice stone, and taste but a trifie better. Figs are frauds. Oh, Geniusjof Good Luck! Restore to the Ithaca colony the melons and straw berries of Last hill, the King apples of blessed meniorv, the russet cider of Free Hollow, water of the old oaken bucket, and then the dead sea fruits and corroding fluids of Southern California may take the hmdermost with that guide pnuosopiier and friend of booming towns, the Deuil. Food is cheap, and it ought to le con sidering the quality. Of meat and veg etables I have spoken elsewhere. Butter l s strong (this however, costs one dollar a roll), eggs are flat and stale, ham Rait and lean. I don't believe an member of the Ithaca colony has enjoyed a meal since ne lelt tiod s country. If a man likes mis sort or a landscape it is just this sort of landscape he would be apt to like. The hills, ranches and mountains are bare of trees and the lat ter seem to be big heaps of adobe mud and gravel. J ust now the grass is green not a vivid, living Tompkins County green, not even as green as the people are who come out this way for pleasure and health, but a weak, diluted. Dhan tasmal green, which must soon disap pear under an eight months' coating of alkaline dust. Society! did I say society? Heaven save the mark and set it uf on the con fines or iompkms County as a warning to every man and woman who would come here to enjoy its benefits. The upper stratum is made of tlie newly rich gramtnarless and over-dressed, ar rogant and rude. Below this is a sort ot xrenton iormation in wnicn one might bore for natural gas real estate, professional boomers, rustlers and townsite frauds. At the bottom are loafers, tramps, thieves and desperadoes, probably 6,000 of them in all. The most interesting people are the ail venturers who figure mostly in the top and mid dle stratas of the social war. There is General Agramonte for instance. He was born in Cuba; served through our war on the union side; helped the Cu ban rebels, has been an officer in the Mexican army, has fought Indiana and wned -mines; lias been around the world; has been sltot, Bt&bbedand clawed by a grizzl v. Now he is captain of a steam launch. My other friend Monturiano was borne in Bucharest, ran awav to Constantinople at fourt en: has been around the world four times, saw the Prince Imperial dead in Zululand; owns diamond claims in south Africa; sneaks eight languages, and is just siw one of the 5.000 idle men who walk the streets i of San Diego. 1 should have said 4,999. for one of the idlers, an expert book keeper, got employment at sewer die- digging. Agramonte and Monturiano are good specimens of a very large class who have made this city their stopping place. In fact eight out ot ten people here have a history that would appeal for artistic treatment at tlie hands of that incomparable analgvst who wrote tlie "Outcasts of Poker Flat." THE PROPOSED NEGRO EXODUS, It Weald Take Rather a Large Fleet to Moe the Increase Alone. Macon Telegraph. Some of the Northern Republican pa pers have considerable to say about the 'South and Central American Immigra tion League of the foiled States of America," organized nominally by ne groes at Topeka, Kansas. We are afraid that the name and promises (or threats, as you please) of this company are much the bigger part of it. It is said to have lieen organized with a capital of $:.m0, 000, of which something like S0.0iO has been sulscriled. It is the purpose of the company to establish agencies in the North and South to inform the negroes ot the advactage to lie derived from res idence in Central America, Brazil, the Argentine Republic, and French Guiana, and at the same time to secure the nec essary facilities for trans(ortation for nothing or exceedingly low rates. It is reported that a Boston lino running to Brazil has offered to carrv emigrants for fourteen dollars a head. It will be observed that a very small part of the nominal capital has leen sub scrilwd, and it is probable none has been paid in. The scheme is on its face im practicable, and but that it was a politi cal move, would not lie worthy of atten tion. The Republican leaders have evi dently determined that the alleged op pression and disfranchisement of the negro in the South shall be one of the issues between the parties this fall, and a fever for emigration can lie excited among the colored people, it will go far to convince Northern voters that there are good grounds for the charges of cruelty. It would lie a great campaign card to have Northern ports crowded aliout election time, w ith thousands of negroes fleeing from their oppressors in the Southern Egypt to the promised land of equal rights and social privileges in South America. The men might lie made useful at the liallot box. and their stories of wrong, however small the truth in them, would move excitable and 8ymiathetic voters of. the other race. After they Lad served the polit ical purpose for which they were wanted, they could get back to their old homes in any way which might please them and be within their means. If the promoters of the scheme think it will liave any political effect in the South, or will work "disaster to its in terests," as the New ork Tribune thinks, they are very much mistaken. In the opinion of most Southern white men we have quite as many negroes with us now as the States need, and if there is any truth in census statistics it would take 500 or 600 shiploads every year to carry away the increase of the rac alone. There is no danger of anyliody raising enough to pay the freightage on such a vast nuinner as that. Even, however, if the movement were a genuine one and the money could be found to move more than the increase out of the country, Southerners would not observe tho dejiarture of the sliqw with unmixed regret. They undoubtedly have a kindlier feeling for the negro than do other jieople who are accus tomed to protest their devotion to him with much more noise and energy, but they recognize the fact that his presence has retarded the growth of this country, cost rivers of blood, ami forces uiion them a most difficult political and social problem. They do not hold him reKn sible for these things. They look upon mm as a misfortune for which thev are hemselves largely responsible. If he chooses to go away, and can find means ofdoingso.no olwtacle will be put in his way. Temiiorary inconvenience even the "disaster" of which the Tribune speaks would lie patiently borne for the sake of the lietter state of affairs which would fellow. The Southern people will protest, how ever, against the negro being made a pawn in a cold blooded game of politics. to ins uwu undoing ani 10 iiieir incon venience and loss. Thv will obiect. liecause both of inhumanity to ignorant and trustful field hands and of financial loss to themselves, to a scheme which will bring about confusion in the lalior system for a season, and at the end of it leave its miserable victims still in the field. Mosquito Inlet. Orlando Kccord. About a year ago the canal between the Indian River and Mottquito Lagoon was completed, thus giving water com munication from the head of the Hali fax River to Jupiter Inlet, a distance of two hundred miles. This canal is sixty feet deep, and from some cause, prob ably the Gulf stream, which runs in close to the coast at Jupiter and the In dian Kiver Inlets, has a very strong cur rent, flowing at a speed of at least four miles an hour. At the tune of opening this canal there was only aliout eight reel on the bar of .Mosquito Inlet, but now vessels drawing sixteen feet can come over the bar and it is believed this canal has caused the deepening of the water. At any rate something has done it and it may lie that iNew Symrna will in the near future become the best har bor on the coa-st. Once inside the bar there has ever been plenty of water and plenty of sea-room. This is a matter of sufficient importance to demand the at tion of the Government. The Days of Itonrbonism. Ronton Herald. 1 here was one slate slander that we did not expect to see revived, even by the most ancient of BourUms. But we had forgotten that Murat Ilalstead had the run of the magazines. He now writes to the Forum that, if the Demo crats prevail this year, the Confederate veterans wiu be put on the pension list and this will be followed by a demand from the South for payment for all emancipated slaves. The only individ uals who could possibly entertain such an Hiea wouia tie those who were in sanely bent on squandering the surplus in th national treasury. iJut, seri ously, what kind of an estimate of the intelligence of the American people must a man nave who addresses them in this way 1 he Republican party it- seu is not reducer to sticti straits as this, but it should repudiate all repon- Biuiiuy i or sin ii such as this. Cheap Pom pa no. Tarpon Springs Tarpon. Our enterprising fish dealer, Mr. Wat- kins, brought to town last Tuesday forty-two pompano, besides several mul let, trout and red fish. Pompano is con sidered one of the finest, if not, the finest fish tliat swim, and in the Northern market demands a very high price, but, being quite plentiful in the Gulf, Mr. Watkins sold tltem for twenty to thirty cents each. Shook for the Sesars. New York Sun. Papa. said a beautiful girl, "I found several cigars scattered about the front yara in is morning, uiu you drop them "No. they don't belong to me." r s ponded tlie old man. "Shortly after young oampeon leu you last night thought I hjAr.i a nrAjM miti.l. t shouldn't be surprised if Nero had been soaring mm tor the cigars. Evidently me uog won. NUMBER 2S9. ADDITIONAL LOCAL. AN EXPERIMENTAL GARDES. Views of the Celebrated Botankt, Dr. Schaffranek, on the Subject, The following is the text of the com munication from Dr. Schaffranek to the Board of Trade, concerning an experi mental garden near Palatka: Palatka, Fla., February 6, 1S83. Gentlemen: The prosperity and wel fare of Palatka depends, not on tourists only, but more on settlers. To lead the streahi of emigration to our city and county must be the aim of every citizen. We have to take the steps tliat will prove satisfactory. What w need is an ex perimental garden. Tlie chief object of such a garden is the propagation of plants of national interest and the test ing of new varieties; to develop tlie nat ural resources of our county and State; to transfer from foreign countries vege table products whose introduction may serve to increase the activity of trade. foster new forms of industry and en large the measure of human comfort and tlie common weal. This is undoubtedly tine of the noblest duties, and the efforts of our own in this cause should continue to receive the encouragement of all, who have it in their power to facilitate its means of doing good, and who have the prosperity of Palatka and Florida at heart. Our more enlarged and accurate acquaintance with the climate of our State ought to enable us to compare its peculiarities with those known to be fa vorable, and we do not have a doubt of tlie perfect feasibility of introducing new plants into the county and State, when we find the men with heads and hands comjietent and worthy to fulfill the mission that awaits them. Tliat mission we believe to restore tlie prosperity of Florida, the fertility of the State, plant therein the tree of lib erty and justice, and all other trees, shrubs and plants that the climate will sustain and rear upon the soil, blessed with genial air and delightful sunshine, the homes of industry, piety, purity and lappiness Providence designed should there arise for every one. a We cannot overestimate the benefits that must necessarily result from an ex perimental garden with a collection of plants, whose products are of commer cial value in the arts, manufactures and medicine. The mere exhibition of such collections, when systematically ar ranged, is productive of much good, and the impetus now being given to a di versification of products, calls for a more intimate knowledge of the various ce reals, food and forage plants, of fruit trees, oil, dyes, gums, sugar, starch liear- ing, fibre producing plants of the world. Plants are without doubt capable of modification within certain limits, and it is the power of men to fix the pecu liarities when ol .served, and in a meas ure to produce them by the selection of those which promise well, and continu ing the selection with adequate rare through several generations. Such an experimental garden in tlie the limits of Palatka Heights will not only attract the tourists, but will also educate the people, indeed, it will prove itself for every new-comer an institute of learning, for here he will find united theory and practice, here he can learn the manipulation of trtes to be planted, and the method of planting them, how to prune, how to bud and to graft them, the little tricks and hints which are in general more worth, than all the theory. Here he can judge by himself at once what our soil will produce and what he will raise by cultivation; here he can get all tlie best information free of charge, in regard to land and plants. And that is the best recommendation, the only one . wanted; for seeing is be lieving! In connection with the experimental garden should be a nursery and one or -two greenhouses, tlfr first one to supply new settlers with the best fruit trees at a reasonable rate, the second uocessary for the propagation of plants and for raising show plants. With to alleviate the expenses necessary.. This experi mental garden needs a botanist as super intendent and a few laborers to execute bis orders. The superintendent shall re ceive a salary of $1300 annually layable in monthly instalments. The expenses will be less in a few years and may be partly covered by selling trees and plants, by an an nual fair which should take place by the middle of February, and I believe that as soon as the value of such a gar den will be recognized in general the county will not refuse to a-sist said in stitution, and the Legislature will pro vide for the means to keep the experi mental garden in a flourishing condi tion. And if we take this in considera tion that the 'experimental garden may become the base .of a real horticulture and agriculture academy, then the bene fit of our plan will be known at once. That is all I have to say to-day and 1 hope that this idea will be favorab Iy in dorsed by your honorable body as well as by the people of Putnam County. Very Respectfully yours, Dr. A. Schaffraxkk, Botanist. Floride!ihia Philadelphia Times. . Floridelphia is one of the prominent land enterprises in Florida in which Philadelphians are chiefly interested. and the announcement of a ten per cent, dividend on the investment the first year presents gratuying evidence of its legiti mate bus ness success. In Florida, as elsewhere, only legitimate business pros pers, and the nornieiphia uompany, m which Hamilton Diss ton, John L. Hill and W. 8. Douglass are actively inter ested, has conducted its operations on that basis. That Orange is Hut-bed. Chicairo Tribune. Jay Gould's visit to Egypt is obviously one of pleasure and not lor tlie purpo0 of bringing anything back with him. He knows there is nothing portable in that country worth bringing away. The English have been there. Tkia WretJi ls Marriei. New Haven Sews. When lovely woman stoops to folly in these days she elevates her bustle in a very unseemly fashion. ' .' Before Taklaff. - New Haven News. Tlie case of a young lady falling in love with the portrait of a doctor in a patent medicine ad. is yet to be recorded.