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THE DAILY NEWS iALATKA, 1XOREDA, WEDNESDAY MOENING, EEBRTjAltY 15, 1888.
i J. The Daily News Saint AagDstinB Department 8T. AUGCSTTNE, FLA., FEB. 15, 1888. XV By SPECIAL SERVICE over the St. AiurHKtim and PaUitka Raihray THE DAILY IVEH'8 is now delivered in St. Augustine at six wchx:k every morxixo - eeitt Monday, thu furnishing tit tlie resident and visitor of St, .ttfiwti, at the evstomnry W.wuit in practically a ST. Al'Gt'Sl IXE 1IAILY SKWSPAPKK, fyntninirtg the ASSO CIATED FKKSS DISPATCHES, including VULL MARKET REPORTS, hy trkirrajth and mafLanit all the ST. ACGCSTINE I.OCAL K E W8, as mil ok all other matter umially found (naKIK-ST-CLAHS OAII.lt JOLKNAI- THB DA IL. Y IfE fVS relll be delivered ta CUp twlmcrUiert in St. Augustine, by carrier or mail, attlte following rata: -. - . One year.... , : J 00 Slznumlh . ........... JIM Three month 09 One week &eenU ARTHUR Von BOLSAN, , Superintendent nf Circulation, Corner Char otteand Bridge Street. ST. AUGUSTINE ADYERTM DEPARTMENT. THE DAILY NEWS will r.mrt ST. AITG CSTI.NK ADVERT1SEMESTS, in displayed type, eitlterinUs St. Augustine Advertising De partment or elsewhere in itsadoertising column, am may lie desired, at usual rates, made kwnim on amiUcitlon at the Branch Office; and SPECIAL NOTICES in its St. Auifuxtine Advertising De partment at the rate nf OX IS CENT A WORD ! So argument is needed to asmire the-Merchants and Business Menof St. Augustine that the col umns of THIS DA ILY HEWS wfll furnish a medium for rcaehltiy tlie local public such a hey have never before en'toued. Opening and Closing of the Stalls. City Time, NORTHWARD. ; J acksonville and points beyoud. Arrives 11:15 a. m. 3:30 p. m. 8:30 p. in. Closes.. 7:09 a.m. 11:15 a. m . 8:00 p. hl Through mails to aud f row the North. WIWTWARD AMD SOUTH A HD, Talatka and points beyond. Arrives 1:45 p. ta. Closes 7:00 a. in. Mem Held: 7:15 p. 3:30 p. Arrives, 1:45 p. m.; Closes, 7;00 a. m. EasiTocoi: Arrives, 8:00 a. m.: Closes, 3:30 p. m. tit. Augustine and Tomoka (stage): Arrives, TuesdaysThursdays and Saturdays, .00 p. m. Closes. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, S:tta, m. Henry Gaillart. P. M. LOCAL WEATHER OBSERVATIONS. Hospital, mcrvice, IT. 8. Army, St. Francis Barracks, St. Augustine, Fla.. February 14,7 a. m. Wtud. fiC" o0" 4,fi 7 a. m 3 p. m.... S p. m m m 49j NW M'47; Cloudy mfii Clear 1 88 53; Clear NE a .. 3 .. 30 50 W! NE Hiirheat tpm nerntu re. 59: lowest. 48: f Ol the pant twenty-four bourn. The amount of rainfall is (riven in inches -trd hundredths. T. Grikmth, Hosoital Steward. History of the Vestibule Train. A Chicago special to the New York Wl'urld of February 1, says: Sir George M. ruHman and Vice President W. H. Webb, of the Wagner Sleeping Car Com pany, tilted in the United States Court yesterday over the right to run vestibule trains. There was a great array of law yers on both sides. The case arose from the New York Central putting vestibule cars on its limited express between New - York and Chicago. The cars were made :and owned by the Wagner Company. Mr. Pullman claimed that he owned the exclusive right to make and operate .such cars by virtue of a patent issued November 15, 1887. Mr. Webb, in re ply, claimed that the vestibule train was known, in use and patented long before Pullman had adopted it; that the Pull man patent was granted without care ful examination by the examiner, and that it was an infringment on prior patents. lie named sixteen patents granted in England and nineteen in the United States which he claims embody all the principles of the Pullman vesti bule train. Some of these patents had been used on the Michigan Central, the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy and the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern. The Wagner Company had run these vestibule trains I s early as August, 1887, while the Pullina Company didn't get its patent until N tvember 15, 1887. He also claimed that tL e same or a similar idea had been in use by the Naugatuck, the Housatonic, the Boston and Provf dence and the Camden and Am boy Rail way companies for years before the Pull man patent was granted. The case was not decided. The rush of tourists to Florida this sea son, even this early, is something mar velous. Every hotel is being taxed heavily to entertain the transient travel without trenching upon the space to which its regular, annual guests are en titled. The proportion of increase over the volume of travel last year at this date throughout the State is variously estimated by experienced hotel men at from twenty to forty j)er cent. The San Marco managers, report thirty per cent, more people in their house than at this time last year. Managers of other old hotels, both here and in other cities, are reported as giving the in crease as nearing 50 per cent. These statements may seem surprising in view ; of the fact that the proportion of people attracted to Florida for the first time, by the completion of the Ponce - de Leon (where, more than in any other house ever conducted in Florida, the most ex pensive and luxurious requirements of living are supplied), is beyond all expec- - tat ion; but no one who has given the subject the least attention can hesitate to accept them. The fact really seems to be that Florida is to become, more than ever, the winter sanitarium, par excellence, of the world, and that it is already competing strongly with Paris, with other heretofore favorite resorts in the south of France, with the most noted German Spas, and with all the more celebrated resortsof Italy and the Levant. Let who will laugh at this seemingly extravagant aspect ot the situation, and vUit Florida next winter to be con vinced, as he must be, that we have not "stated too much." Florida is a great winter resort 6ays the New York Sun, and Jacksonville is the favorite resting place of tourists. The authorities of Jacksonville recently' allowed a New York forger to escape from their custody. This led Inspector Byrnes to declare that Jacksonville, in winter, is the abode of Northern bunco steerers, thimble riggers and thieves, and that they are permitted to thrive there. Those who are most interested in Jack sonville cannot allow this state of things --Jyecome fixed m the minds of tourists, r,'.-o.. i The Saint At the Catholic Pair. Those who missed going last night, or miss going to-night to the fair in the Cathedral, will be rated as foolish in deed. No one could have imagined the rough and unsuitable place tinder the scaffolding could be transformed by the taste and skill of the ladies into a bower of beauty like , that now existing there. And the good things there are to eat there! Go, young man and take your sweetheart, and your cousin, and your aunt, and your grandmother, and your lady friends and enjoy yourself for one evening, anyhow. - There will be voted to-night to the most popular young lady a fine French china tea set. Go and vote! Also to the most popular young gentleman a fine gold-headed cane." Go and vote! A large crowd with plenty of cash and a fairly good disposition to devote a gen erous portion to an excellent purpose, and at the same time receive its full value in return, visited the Cathedral last night. One of the special features of the evening was the monster channel bass contributed by Mr. J. C. Toshach and served up in magnificent ttyle by Chef Sabriola, of the Magnolia. This royal fish measured nearly four feet in length, weighed about forty pounds, and was captured among the. breakers of Anastasia bar. , . . , . ; ., To-day being Ash Wednesday no meats will be served, but everything in the way of eatables not forbidden by lenten rules will be on hand. ' ' V The Templetons. This excellent 'opera company pre sented on Monday night the charming oiera "Olivette," to a good audience, ; it being the opening night of their return engagement at Genovar's Opera House. Miss Alice Vane was an ideal Countess and made a decided hit in her song "My Childhood's Home." t Miss Ilerminie Palacio was a delightful Olivette, and .airly captured . the sensibilities of the audience with her sweet voice and grace ful action. Mr. Alf . Whelan, as Capt. de Merrimac, was excellent, and as usual, kept the house in a roar. His song, "Woman," brought forth rounds of hearty applause that was well merited. Mr. J. B. Bradley, as Valentine, was ex cellent.'and his ''song; "Good Night," especially fine. Mr. John "Templeton, the proprietor of the company, did full justice to the character of Chequelicot, and divided the applause fairly with the others. Mr. Reed, as the Duke, was in good voice, and the rest of the cast was strong and well sustained, especially in the choruses. Last night the play was Girofte-Giro-fla, and to-night Pinafore. Those who have never made the personal acquaint ance of Gilbert and Sullivan's "Lass that Loved a Sailor," should not let the opportunity go by. I. 0. G. T. The Good Templars installed their officers-elect Thursday night for the ensu ing quarter, as follows : W. C. T. E. C. Kelly; W. V. Miss Martha Elliott ; Secretary Frank J. How at t; F. S. J. o A. Rowand; Treas urer Miss Maude Elliott ; Marshal Jack Elliott ; Chaplain A. S. Bushey ; L G. J. A. Henderson ; O. G. J. C. Stewart. . The installation was conducted by Deputy Grand Chief Templar, Win. T. Henderson. LOCAL IHTELLIGENCE. The great fountain in the quadrangle of the Alcazar is nearly completed. The Easter lilies in bloom in a number of gardens attract the admiring attention of miny visitors. The vestibuled train was late as usual last night, but brought a large number of passengers for St. Augustine. To-morrow is Ash Wednesday, With the commencement of the Lenten sea son, look out for still larger additions to the array of tourists. . Mrs. Sere-t. Kintr will leave the last of this week to join her huWand at Colum bus, O. Her many friends here will miss her when she is gone. Amateur photography is among the favorite amusements of the winter visitor. Some exquisite views are being taken in and about the city. ,.: The broad - plank walk around the Casa Monica, on Cordova and King streets, is being extended along the front of the Lyon building to St. George street. ; ' The post baker at St. Francis Barracks could'nt stand the climate' and skipped out day before yesterday. Those who had to digest the work of his hands are said to be rejoicing. The County Commissioners are having a regular picnic over the building of a new court house. The inside history of the affair will make mighty interesting reading after a while. The progressive euchre party at the Florida House last evening was the event of the season thus far. A full re port by our special lady society repre sentative will appear in our next. Chief Porter McDerniott, of the Ponce de Leon, is said to be contemplating a new departure in the shape of a lap-dog show, in which he will utilize the hand some assortment of baby.carriages now in his charge. . The blandishments of the sweet and clever little lady who personated "Oli vette". Monday evening at the opera house captivated half a hundred suscep tible hearts among the gilded youths of St. Augustine. Mr. F. M. Clark, the real estate agent, who offers in our special notice column some rare bargains in suburban lots, has presented The Dajlt News office with a handsome lithograph map of the new suburb San Sebastian. - St. Valentines Day was sedulously observed in the usual manner by callow youth and blooming maid particularly the latter, taking advantages of Leap Year privileges. The rush of matter at the post office was something prodigious, The afternoon concerts at the Florida House are becoming one of the most popular and unique entertainments known in hotel life in the Ancient City, A detachment o ten pieces of Joyce's orchestra furnishes the most exquisite music; and also three times a week in the evening. The Florida is the only hotel where the guests are treated to afternoon concerts. .. Augustine Department. WHOLESALE GROCERIES, O. B. SMITH. CHAS. E. W. LYON & CO., WHOLESALE GROCERS AND DEALERS IN HAliDWARE. CROCKERY, BUILDING MATERIAL, ETC. Lyon Building, St. Augnstine, Fla. delMmo FEESOITAL. Mr. F. J. Ashfield and wife, of Brook lyn, are at the Florida House. Mr. Jacob P. Bates and wife, of Bos ton, are at the Ponce de Leon for a long stay. . Mr. G. M. Colburn, proprietor of the Clifton House, Niagara Falls, arrived at the Ponce de Leon yesterday evening. Doctors Mary A. Payne, of Boston, and Lucy Alvery Babcock, of Westerly, R. L, arrived at the Ponce de Leon yes terday. Dr. Buck, superintendent of the insane asylum, at London, Ontario, arrived yesterday at the San Marco, for a two week's sojourn. Mr. Jos. L. Bailey and family, of the Pine Iron Works, Pa., and Dr. G. D. Pope and wife, of Washington, D. C, arrived and took rooms at the Florida House yesterday. Messrs. Walter Allen aud William Pruette and Misses Dora Futner, Grace Vernon and Emma Krause, of the Emma Abbott Opera Company, lunched at the Ponce de Leon yesterday. .: Mr. Jos. R. " Winch, one of Boston's htrgest manufacturers, with his wifeand Miss Edith M. Winch, and Mr. George F. Winch and wife, are snugly quartered in a handsome suite of rooms at the Ponce de Leon. ' - Mr. J. B. Bancroft and party, of Hope- dale, Mass., who arrived at the Ponce DeLeon Monday, from the Indian River, accompanied by Mrs. W. G. Evan3, the wife of The Daily NEwrs busi. nees manager, honored the The News office yesterday by a pleasant calL His Grace, the Duke of New Castle, accompanied by his brother, Lord Fran cis Pelham Clinton Hope, arrived at the Ponce DeLeon on Monday, and were off for a day's jaunt on the bay yesterday with a party of "friends. The Duke's yacht is expected in bur wates at an early day. - t Mr. Allen Foreman, editor and pro prietor of the Journalist of New York, and special correspondent of the New York World, who, with Mrs. Foreman, has been spending a few days at the San Marco, leaves to-day for home, but is so infatuated with the climate and social attractions of St. Augustine that he in tends making another visit before the season is over. HOTEL ARRIVALS. Tfie Daily Kemt i the utdy neuvfiaper in the United Slates tlmt imWhe tlie arrmil at the. St. Augustine hotclsA Ponce de Lion. The following list of arrivals at the Ponce de Leon on Sunday, February 12, was delayed in the mail, and should haveappeared inrrues- duy'B paper-. t Mrs.' H. Heed. Jacksonville? M (-,. Thayer, Miss Nettie Leavens, Joilet; H. M. Keea, Jacksonville; George Tuehs, New Or leans; H. Uaiilard, city; C. A. Cary, Miss Aliee Cary, Detroit; K. S. (ieiraan.citv: A.Partrtajre W. 1. Elliott, J. .1. Knox, T. 1). Rieharosoiv t' A. Kisbee. J. li. Thompsou, Philadelphia; R.W Peterson. H. J. Hubbard. J. F. Melntire, New York; L. D. Knox. Ormond: J. M. llucklev ,! wife. New York; Mr. and Mrs. Ilenjamtn frass. Miss Hosa Iluirirs. Cincinnati: u. A. w axhtntrton and wife. Miss Washington, Ten nessee; R. T. Kinfr. Ckveland; L. K. Hare, tfi A.: M. W. Kediuond. Mrs. T Kcnra Mio. Sears, F. A. Abell, New York; Mr. and Mrs. J, P. O Darnell, Kuluraore; A. Hurst and wife, G. I ( ,1 rut u rl, I u if I.' it I . N 1. . , i Robbin, New Y'ork; Mr. and Mrs. N. G. Car man, jr., Brooklyn: anss Clara Ij. Deake, Port' land: Miss C. A. Kurimr. Sonierville. Mmhh Mr ami Mi Oeorire H. Post, Miss Post, Martin .nnin ana wire, i'unitku; T. v. Kavaniurh. Merauhis: W. Stross and two dauirhtfra wh. iniston: Mrs. J. C. Barnes, Miss Lilly Barnes, Mrs. C. W. Barnes, Orange, N. Y.; William L. ".. I i , ...,1 ,f... -.1: . . nnoj .i ni.va mi, .'iiiuiCTltnflls; .MISS ISCVIOe. Miss Kesson. Mrs. W . s. Hill and two r)il,W.. New York; J. E. Thompson. Miss M. J. Sitm.-n G. E. Grestor, New York'. E. N. Carpenter, Bal timore; v, . n. l.oixlwiu. Miss Goodwin, Water ville. N. J.; F. Hotchkisa, Connectieutt; G. 8. Savannah; W . W. Main, Detroit; Mr. and Mrs. V. W. Gnxlen, Philadelphia; J. Edel. Richmnml: S. M. Goodwin, Savannah; V. N. Loweree anil wife. Newark; J. T. Moore and wife. New York; C. W. Hoffman, New YTork; J. B. Gat- woou, iveniucKy; a. j. jucvord, Louisville; J W. Finch, Jacksonville; J. Georire, Indiana- A C. Cowan and wife, Jacksonville; C. F. John ana wite, J. r. plane. Miss S. Leonard, Pitts bursr; Sidm-y Root, Atlanta: W. D. Jameson. KHltimore; Miss A. Perne, Boston, Mrs. 8 L. McCouihe, Florida: J. L. lirarassa and wife. Jacksonville: A. D. Florey, Grand ttaoids; A W. Percy, Louisville:' H. H. Phelps, Hartford; J. H. Benson and wife. East Oransre. N. J - H. W. Chase. Mrs. H. W. Chase, Geonre L. Chase Ietroit; W. G. McCarty, Jacksonville; L. H. Houston. Chicago; VV. L. Parker: Jacksonville; H. C Murry, J. D. Bentley, WMimanrio,Conn.: 8. Herbert aud wife. New Hampshire; J M Hudley and wife. Kansas Citv: H. A. Hayden. Miss J. 1). F. Osle, Baltimore; G. F. Wooten, J. D. Wooten. M. L. Kalmey, J. E. Peacock. O. C. Duval, J. P. Watt, Tampa: Dr. Frank Caldweli, Sanford; Dr. i. Y. Porter, Key West: F C Freeman, Mrs. F. C. Freeman, New York; "w! D' Spikinar and wife. Jacksonville; C. W. Tur tle,' James James, lieortre V. White, New Jersey; R. M. Hubbard and wife, St. Louis; P. H. Bate and wife, Brooklyn; Mrs. John Van Biblier. Miss Quincy, James Sykes, Baltimore; P. T. Baker, Louisville; M. Rumsey and wife. St. lrfjuis: C. M. Smith. Buffalo; G. R. Dukes, C Parker, Miss Parker, Philadelphia; C E. Leslie. A. R. Coie. wife and maid, D. Coxe, Drifton, Ta.; James Trimble, Mrs. Trimble, Philadel phia; D. H. Beeeber, L. Beecher, Mrs. L. Beecher, Miss E. L. Beeeber, Potteboro: A E. Conover and wife. Miss Florence Conover, Miss Lilly Conovar. New York: L. D. Can? pbell, S. J. Conueaum, Cincinnati; D. C. Duff, Chicago- L. Heishmunn. L. Blair, New York: W. P. Du Bse, Sewanne, Tenn.; Otis Hidden and wife. Mra.)V. A.Jones, Louisville; N. Espenchird New York; W. H. Deeble and wife. Washing ton; Mrs. M. J. Stockton, Mrs. PJ. May, H F Sharon, Quincy, Fla.: Miss BoursT'Sjui W. m' Davidson, W. M. Davidson, Jacksonville; H Roth. New York: Mr. and Mrs. James J. Hor ton. Attleboro; D. F. Wells, New York; W H Bent and wife, Philadelphia; James Morrw .lames C. Morrow and wife, Wilminjrton, Del. lUlam Harney and wife, Jersey citv- W A Orr, Mrs. M. A. Orr, E. S. Orr. St. Louis ; C S Adams, Jacksonvide; Mr. and Mrs. K. M. Peck. Detroit; Mrs. S. Cox. Miss M. M. Johnston! Master J. Low, Iowa; Mrs. H. O. Bright, Miss Jane Bright, Boston; L. H. Dulles, W. Dullee. J. H. Dulies, Philadelphia: Mrs. Peters. Mrs. Bay ley, Mrs, Lyons, H. E. Salisbury, New York: A. Cooper, ban Francisco: E. J. WetherelL P. K. Anderson, Abbott Opera Co.; J.J.Willie, W. B. Lamar, Montjeello: H. W. Hubbard. Bre ton; George M. Grant and wife. M as Minnie E uraut. E,i Mix and wife, D. W. Blakeslee aud wife. New Haven; T. S. Evans and wife, Boa ton: V?LU' cit Harrigran, New York: A. M. Hurlbut and wife. Stamford. Conn.: George Sanderson, J. G. S anderson. Scranton Mrs. bturgea. Miss Sturea, Conneeticurt; J. MeL. Biair ami wife, Cincinnati; Mrs. Ella Stockton roster, New York; Mrs. A, U S. HARDWARE. CROCKERY, ETC. GAKD. C J. VEDDER. Thomas, Washington; Mrs. Freidenberg, New York; M. Rheinam, Ocala: T. Richmond and wife, Chattanooga; J. N. Linen, Buffalo; J. R. Cohen, Tallahassee; C. L. Hurt, Philadelphia; Miss G. HurffvElmwood, 111.; I. N. Topliff and wife, Cleveland; Mr. and Mrs. 1 1. Wilson and maid, England; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dickson and family, Cincinnati; Mr. and Mrs. E. Cooper and maid, Tennessee; Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Jones and servant, Michigan; O. L. Cottrell. E. W Taylor, S. Haas, Richmond; T. B. Price, M r. and Mrs. Matthew Semple, Philadelphia; C. N. Bliss, Miss Bliss, New York; Duke of Newcas tle, London; Francis Hope and valet, England; A. S. Elliott, Wilmington, Del.; C. 8. Lewis, W. C. Houston. C. B. Williams, J. WHamer, Phil adelphia; Mr. and Mrs. William H. Clifford, Portland: Mrs. H. M. Bradley, Mrs. F. M. Pel ton, C. E. Trover, H. J. Herioz and wife, Pitts burg; W. M. Sindra, Miss E. K. Sin dm, Phila delphia: Mrs. Simmons; Mrs. M- A. Howard, C. J. Martin, B. Purden, New York; D. N. Avery and wife, Detroit; J. H. Hoskinson, J. W. iteeee, Kome, ua.; J. H. Bamroft, Mrs. Ban croft, Miss Bancroft, Miss L. R. Bancroft, W. Bancroft, Hopedale, Mass.; Mrs. W. G. Evans, Fawtucket. R. I.: A. Aicardi, G. A. Struck. Selma: Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Maxwell, Chi cago; J. Kydd, New York; J. M. Francis and wife, Troy: R. F. Wesbett and family. New York: C. W. Richardson and wife, J. H. Ed munds and wife, Jacksonville; L. Levi and wife, Mrs. S. Levi, Cincinnati: J. R. Winch and wife, Edith M. Winch, George F. Winch and wife, J. P. Bates and wife, Boston; J. B. Togni, Mrs. Hoffman, Miss Hoffman, Miss Roy Wallace, Miss Frank, Jacksonville; M. Hays and family, G. A. Hays, Bingham ptou; J. M. Parsons, Sa lem, Mass.; Howard Stanton, Philadelphia; Rev. J. M. Flvnn. Patrick Frrellv. Mi.rri.- t lira, N. J.j 8. T. Dick and wife, G. W. Delain ator, Mrs. J. F. Dowance, Meadville. Pa. Caas Monica. ' Miss Leslie, Miss Gertrude Leslie, New York, Dr. F. F. Smith, St. Augustine, James Steel, Philadelphia. Mr. and Mm. J. llonkinu Smith two children and nurse. Thus. Hitchcock. Jr., tu j. w luinrop, Mrs. 1-netlenburg, New York, M. Rheiuaur, Ocala, W. P. DuBoge, Tennessee. Hotel St. George. H. Bradford Rockwood, St. Augustine, Mrs. W.H. Hill. Saginaw. Mich.. Miss Chm-lott. Nichols, Denver, Col., Geo. E. Hulbut, Cincin nati, D. W. Lewis, E. W. Lewis, Boston, J. Peters, Lincoln, Neb., T. C. Van Brunt anil wife. New York, E. C. Partington, Miss Mar garet Vere Farrington, Portland, Me., D. M. Barker, Dover, Del,. Mrs. A. B. Bulger, Miss C. ji. tout, isosion, jnisa Angela Mills, Newark, N.J,Mrs. Wellington J. Kodgers, St. Paul, Mrs. 8. M. Sullv. New York. J. DhvrikI familv. Catskill, N. Y., Miss Kate B. Howell, Newark, N. J., A. K. Wilkins. A. M. Snyder, Philadel- piiia, r.. j. inrpinanu wue, Cincinnati, W. E. Webb. New York.. S. H. Dotenmiil wife 1ulr- sonville, L. H. Cohn, C. E. Jenkins, New York, James Hope. Tennessee, A. J. Parker, . eoo, itoston. Air. and Mrs. Cooper and maid, Tennessee, Mrs. Horace Porter, Miss Elseo Porter and maid, Miss McHai, New York, Otis E. Hunt. M. D., and wife. Nelston ville, Mass., W. D. Hill. Birmingham. Ala., C. C. De Castro and wife. St. Faul. M. M r. - and wife. Miss Zimmerman, Hazleton, Pa., Mrs. iremni n. Alien, miss MZ carr, tt- Louis, K. W. Harden, E. J. Seymour, News-Herald. W. B. Fitch and wife. New York, H. J. Raffen sperger. Toledo, 8. A. Wethington, E. B. Mills, P. F. Wethington, D. H. Johnson, K. Braden, Jacksonville, Wm. P. Fowler, Boston. Ml Clara M. Fowler, Concord, N. H M. Hanault and wife, Paris, France, Wm. M. Wright, Henry M. Cutting, city, I). C. Alton, Newark, N. J.i Mrs. Wm. Alton. Chicago, M. A. Odell, Washington, D. C, Mrs. L. Braddock, New York. Macnolla. 8. V. Thompson, Philadelphia, John Temple ton and wife. New Jersey, A. Morton, Brook lyn, S. E-Grics, New Jersey.F.B VanAlstyne, Kinderhook, N. J., W. B. French, Albany, W. S. Hall, Chicago, H. C. Hulbert, Cincinnati, J. H. French and wife, Wisconsin, Mrs. Freiden thal, G. ' F. Gregory, New York, H. L. Hutchinson, Kentucky, J. F. Homer and wife, Cincinnati. O. W. Hicks, Richmond, A. T. Hub bard and wife, Boston, W. W. Davenport, Bal timore, Wm. H. Baker, New York, W. W. Stowe, Jacksonville, Charles Whitteoiore and wife. Miss Whittemore. Miss Gilmor, New York, Henry Peters and wife, Wiu. Broad crick, Indiana. Florida House. Miss Maggie Hoyt, Miss Harriet Hoyt, Bell's Landing, Pa., Richard Dewes and wife. Miss Ella Dewes. J. H. Dewes, C. W. Pratt and wife, Robert Irwin, New York, Chas. F. Virgin and wife, Jacksonville, 111., Fanny Pierce, cham paign, 111., Monica Tracy. MacClenny, Fla., W. H. Adams, Savannah, C. H. Gavlord, Kent, Conn., W. L. Keysinger, Jacksonville, R. Gar rigue, Mrs. Amos J. Cummings, New York. Mrs. D. B. Stewart, J. H. French and wife, Wisconsin, E. E. Veill, city, J. A. Rushing, Bridgeport, Conn., B. F. Trexler, A Men town. Pa., Mrs. Bolleler and child. New York, L. B. Jones and wife. Racine, Wis., I. N. Seip, Pa-1-tka, Mrs. D. H. McGuire and children, Mrs. Chapman and child, St. Paul, Dr. D. D. Wick bam, Port Jarvis, N. Y., T. J. Smith, D. F. Kerr, C. W. Duncan, Bowling Green, Ky., J. W. Lindsay. Chexter, Pa., Mrs. T. B. Sturges, Miss I. E. Sturges, Greenfield Hill, Ct: J. H. Burrell, Savannah, .1. .incoman, Philadelphia, Charles L. Harris. New York, D. C. Bennett, Poughkeepsie, N. Y., C. S. Weiserand wife, York, Pa., J. S. Lewis, Jr., Charleston, j. G. Rrinson, Millen, Ga., Joe L. Bailey, wife and daughter, Sarah Bailey, Hannah Bailey, Marv H. Bailey, Pine Iron Works, Pa., C. C. Harvey and wife. Miss Agnes Harvey, Boston, L. Levi and wife, Mrs. 8. Levi, Cincinnati, K. K. Hooker, A. H. Steere, Jacksonville, James Pettigrew. Rock Falls, 111., F. J. Ashtleld and ife, Brooklyn. I Sao Marco. 'iWm. E. Newball and wife, 8. R. MaHhewa, Philadelphia, W. H. Champlin, Chicago. Edward Gerrish, Cambridge, Mr. and Mrs. G, K. Mullin, children and nurse. Miss IK Whitby, Philadelphia, Mrs. John Marble, HaileCs, Pa., Mia A. i. Murphy, New York, C. H. Hayden, Wm. M. Allen. Boston. Mr aiwl Mm H R- Duval and wife, Baltimore, Jas. Triml I?, Mrs. Trimble, Fhildelphia, D. H. Bee;her, Lyman Beecher, Pottstown. Pa., G. B. Foster mm nt, Hoin, u. twiramer ana wile Boston, t . . WbIi i t, ir t, M ,irf iwahIvl ITvnn (ltmrrt Oliver and wife, York, B. Crawley. New Jer sey; . fcspenschted, Jr., ew i'ork. Dr. Bncke, London, Ont, Henry E. Salisury, New York, A. E. Dunning-. X SPECIAL KOTICES. Tli Museum opposite the Fort con tains ten rooms filled with the Wonders of Honda. fel5-10t ' San Sebastian. . Beautiful suburban Lots in this new addition now on sale. Corner Lots. t35: inside Lots, $10 to $15. Forty feet above the sea level Lots 50x100 feet. Apply soon to F. M. Clark, over First National LsanK, St. Augustine. , fel5-tf Wanteda good boy in telegraph of fice. J. E. Peacock, Manager. It EemovaL Ingraham'n Paint? and Oil Store has been removed to the Lyon Block, on St. ueorge street, south of the post omce. d9-tf Tot Sale. Race Mare. For price and pedigree call on or address, E. Oliveros, St. Au gustine. ja23-tf Special prices on Ladies' Jackets and Wraps at Sabin, Abbott & Co. 's. ja28-tf Remember Sabin, Abbott & Co. have the largest assortment of Goods in every department, and you can find what you want there as chea or cheaper than any other house in the city. ja28-tf Emanuel Brothers are offering $5,000 worth of Dry Goods from their South Carolina store, reganlless of cost. Call and secure bargains. ja28-tf ;.' Visitors! Go to Central Wharf for the Best Oysters! Stews, Fries, undon Half Shell. Fresh from Savannah. J. C. Toshach. : delMf LAND FOR John H. Austin. RAILROAD LAND OFFICE! ANl CCity and Suburban Real Es- tate Office. Vaill's Block,Truslow's Jewelry Store, St. Augustine. Bargains in Orange Groves, Houses, City and Sea Beach Lots, Hotel Sites. JOHN H. AUSTIN, -SOLE AGENT FOR St. Angnstine and Palatka Railway Lands. 100,000 Acres of Choice St. Johns County Lands at $5.00 per Acre. Agent for FloridaZSouthern Railway Lands. ' St. Johns and Lake Eustis Railway Lands. Florida Commercial Company's Lands. Atlantic Coast Canal Company's Lands. Florida Railway and Navigation Company's Lands. 6,000,000 Acres of Lands $1 per acre and upwards. de30-ly Anastasia Island, Opposite St. Augustine. Lots in this new Summer Resort and residence Suburb arc now offered for sate. 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 affords as many desirable advantages for 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 CENTRAL WHARF," Saad! Shad! Toshach is now receiving daily a full supply of Fresh Shad. Telephone Oal No. 30. Send tout orders. delO-tf Children's Cloaks for $1 each at Sabin, Abbott & Co.'s. ja2!-tf Nuts! Nats! Nats! 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, Hutternuts, Black Walnuts, Chestnuts, Hazelnuts, etc. Come and see them ! ja8-tf HOTELS. The Florida House St. Anpstine's Favorite Hotel. OPEN FOB THE SEASON Cnder the same manasrement as last rear. On St. George Street, one block from the Plaza. Finest views of harbor and ocean in the city. Comfortable, sunny rooms, richly fur nished. Croquet and lawn tennis courts for guests. Steam heaters and electric bells throughout. Newly painted and thoroughly reuovated. THE CUISINE UNEXCELLED C. F. BECK. Proprietor. deU-tf THE MAGNOLIA, St. Augustine, Fla. ' Strictly a Brst-class Family Hotel, centrally ocated near the Old Fort, the Plaza, City Gates, Sea Wall and Post Omce. Highest ele vation in the city. Sanitary conditions per fect. Sewerage to the sea, and flushed by ar tesian well. Special rates by the week, accord ing to location of room and length of stay. W. W. Falmer, Proprietor. "Jal9-2m HOTEL SAN MiECOJT. ADGCSTM, FLi A larire and mairniflcent hotel, complete in il. all its appointments, and with all the comforts and luxuries of a first-class hotel. Accommodates five hundred mjesta. Situated near the old city (rates, opposite the Old Fort, on the most elevated site in the city, and com- nianumK an uninterrupted: viewoi me ocean. AINSLIE & McGlLVRAY. Mtfrs. MAGNOLIA, On the St. Johns River, Fla. Magnolia Hotel Cottages and springs. ONE of the healthiest and moot charming locations in the South. Situated on high around, with an extended ranire of water view. twenty-two miles from Jacksonville by water or rail. Pure water: uerfect drainara. Home f like in all its arrangements. Accommodates two hundred guests. 1 ruits and fresh vege tables from the gardens, and pure milk from the dairy. The famous mineral spring on the ground contains valuable medicinal qual ities, and is bottled for shipment all over the State. AINSLIE, McGlLVRAY tc GOODWIN, Mgrs. laT-tmtu UNDERTAKERS. STREEPER Si COMPANY, Undertakers! UNDERTAKERS' SUPPLIES. A complete Stock of Wood and Metallic Cases and Caskets; also Burial Robes, etc stan Uy on hand. Embalminga Specialty, (TWENTY YEARS' EXPERIENCE.) CPHOLSTERIIS 113 iEPifflKQ BEPiETlTIT. Old Furniture carefully and skill fullr nairnrl irui modA nv iui. Re- noSZ-U ORANGE QUOTATIONS- Special to the Palatka Scum. Jacksonvtlle, February 14. The follow ing are the quotations of to-day's sale bv tha Florida Auction and Forwarding Company: Mandarines $ 6 Navels Choice Brights I TEit-1 C Brighta. 1 7542 65 Golden RuaseU t 703 10 Husseta 1 Culls 1 3W&1 40 Again we had a great quantity- of unsound and pulled f rut and of large sizes, which were slow sale, and sold from $1.45 to SL75. A. 8." Mas if. General Manager. I Re ported by the Florida Fru.wgAiige.l Jacksonville, February 7. Our latest telegrams report quotations ai follows: . Strictly Fancy Choice Brights... . .- Ordinary Brighta Choice Russeta Ordinary Rusauts $3.75s&t4.00perbox .. 3 0 - .. S 5C4 3 00 " .. a l i 3 25 - .. a s.50 " .. l OUiS 1 To " .Large Fruit During the past two weeks sales have been slow and prices depressed, all owing to un favorable weataer. '. The outlook now for fair weather and better prices is very encouraging. A very large proportion of the fruit now be ing received ranges in size from M to 138. This fruit Is extremely hard to sell and must go low. Respectfully, , ' A. M, Ires, General Manager. SALE. Frank Agate. M. R. BEAN, ST. AUGUSTINE, FLORIDA. aaK(a MARKET REPORTS. FINANCIAL. New York, February 14. Excnange dull but steady, 4Sikt487. Money easy at 3, to Z4, clos ing offered at 34. Bub-Treaaury. gold, si.w,- 6H,(0; Sub-Treasury, currency, $ll,774,0Uu. Governments dull and heavy 4 per cents. rifAt,: four and a half per cents, coup.. MiML State Bonds dull but steady. Ala, Class A S-S's.. N. O. Pacitlc lsts. 77 Ala, Class B,.5 s ..Ho New York Centr l iOS Georgia 7's.mort..lll Sor'k Sc West pre 4tT Northern Pacinc. 80? N. c., cons a a s.. .11 N.C.. coilA14's.. SHU North'n Puc. pref. Ui S. C. Browu coil. 5I Tenn, sett le't 3 s.. 6W4 pacinc Man i Heading 654 Virginia s 4Ht Kich. Ai Alleg'y... a Rich. Danville. v irinnia cousoi a. Chesapeak & Ohio. ai ttich. West Pt ttock Island.... ...lilH Northwestern... Iii74 North weat'n pref . 14:1 Delaware & Lack.UH St. Paul U Paul Drerd...ll4Vi Erie SS0H KhhI Tennessee. .. ID Lake Shore Louisville & Nash. 5k; lH raemt.. ..H M TenuCoal & Iron. i'n I' n ion Pacific 55 New Jersey Cen.. 7!4 Missouri Pacitlc. Kt Western Union... TSVti Cottou'OU Certin. JuH Memphis & Cliar. fvi' Mobiles Ohio.... 11 Mash. & Chat 77 Asked. tBid. New York, Feruary 14. The stock market to-day was the dullest on record, while fluc tuations were quite in keeping with the lim ited business done, most stocks being traded in within a range of less than half per cent., and no steck showed an extreme fluctuation of more than 7s per cent. The disposition is to await further developments In regard to the Reading strike and the Western rate war. Standard Oil brokers were prominent buyers Of Reading, while Chicago sold St. Paul and London did little buying of Lake Shore, but there were no important transactions, and the little life at the opening soon disappeared. There was a feeble drive made at Omabas; on small sales it was hammered down nearly a point, but no other feature enlivened the day. The market closed very dull and about steady. The entire transactions amounted to 48.UU) shares. A majority of the list is fractionally lower, the declines extending to y per cent, only. Canon. t New York. February 14. Green ft Co's report on cotton futures says: "The market was again stupid to-day. with hardly a feature worthy of note. The selling of a few hundred bales would put rates off a point or two. and a little demand send them up again, the entire fluctuation amounting to 4 to 5 points between the extremes, with the close a fraction above last evening. There was an absence of in fluencing features from sources of supplv or ioreign mantel, ana most or tne iranug tocai. though we noticed evidences of a trine amount of outside business on both sides of the market, including some selling orders from New Orleans. The bull element confines itself to holding position against the decline." new York, February 14. Cotton Net re ceipts, 1.121; gross, 2,714 bales. Futures closed su-auy; sales, ob.iju. February, 10 6ft10 5S ; March, 10 61&10 63; 10 7810 0 ; July, 10 u10 : August, 10 83 fcliu M : Beptemtier. lu avolhi ; ; October. 10 OOfi.10 0-'; November, 9 t7& 88; December. v 8 w ss: January, a wss New York, February 14. Cotton easier- sales, 80 bales; uplands, 10H; Orleans, 10f : net receipts at ail ports, 12,4'M bales ; exports to Great Britain, 7.8K4; to France, ; to the Continent, 1,632; to the Channel, ; stock. LrvEBPOOl February 14, 4 p. m. Cotton fu tures : ebruary-March. 5 ii-64. buver March-April, 6 35-64 buyer, May-June, 5 34MS4, seller June-July, 6 41 64, seller, July-August- a vs-m, Duver; August-tseotemoer, a 4.1-tM. seller; September, 6 43-64, seller. Futures closed steady. Galvestort, February 14 -Cotton firm; mid dling, Wfo net receipt, 1.001; gross 1,001; sales ma ; bloc k, sb,uud ; exports coast wise, o,i ; exports to Great Britain, ; to the Con tinent. ; to France, . Norfolk. February 14 Cotton steady; mid- aung, in i-io; net reel (its, ,i Dales: gross re ceipts 7IS; stock. 3,3U3 ; sales, 1,1 ; exports u ureal isnuun, ; coastwise, i,bit. Baltimore. February 14 Cottou easy: mid dling, 10U: net receipts. : gross. 731: sales i ; stock, 19.868; exports to Great Britain. l.UUV, coast wiie, 274; to the Continent ; to France; : saies to spinners, . Boston. February 14 Cotton quiet; middling 10; net receipts 3-V: gross receipts, 1 760; aalet. none: siock, : exports to ureat Britain. - WrLMiHOTOH, February 14. Cotton firm middling, 10 ; net receipts, 141; gross receipts, 141; sales, none; stock. H,3i8; exports coast wise, : exports to Great Britain 3,380; to the continent, ; to France. . Philadelphia, February 14 Cotton quiet middling loH; net receipts 141; gross receipts, 141; stock, 25.886 ; exports to Great Britain. : coastwise, : to the Continent. 100; ship ments. Savannah, February 14 Cotton steady; mid dling, V 13-16 ; net .receipts, 813; gross, 823; sales, 650 ; stock, 72,886 ; exports coast wise, ; to the Continent, ; to Great Britain. ; to France . New Orleans. February 14 Cotton firm mmanng, ij-io: net receipts. KM: gruaai ceipts, 1L358; sales. 500; stock 3aii,LS; exports to ureat Britain, Z.4.U: to tne continent, to France. : coastwise. 2,ti07. Mobile. February 11 Cotton ouiet: mid dling. 9 13-16; net receipts, 33 bales: gross re ceipts, 33 ; sales, 400 : stock, 3U,4d7 ; exports coastwise. 4UU ; to ureat Britain, ; to tne Continent, . Memphis. February 14.- Cotton firm : mid dling, 9i ; net receipts, 661 ; gross receipts, 447 : shipments, 600 ; stock, 124,737 ; sales to spinners.. Augusta. February 14. Cotton stead v mid- aung. irt-UK net receipts. 304: a-rues reoeiDts. ; sues. m. Charleston, February 11 Cotton Arm; mid dling, hri : net receipts 537 tales: rross re ceipts, 537: sales. 150: stock. 31.807 : exports to Great Britain, ; to the Continent, ; to ranee. : coastwise. Attanta. February 14 Cotton quiet; mid dling. 13-Id; receipts, 120. fieaaral MarkaU chicaoo. r eomary 13. The markets on. tnange opened ratner Lime, with prices prac tically unchanged. The expected cut in West ern grain rates and the news from St Louis that there was beavy selling there on expected cuts to follow on roads tributary to that Cant earned considerable weakness In grain, ay wheat, which opened at UlWOii. broke to 8094. when beavy purchases on the strenirth of the talk of damage to winter wheat caused reaction to 81M. but shortly after noon sell ing was renewed, and May dropped back to Ol ceuif. Corn kept weak all through the session. The expected demoralization in freight rates sod large receipts wnicn are expected to follow sept prices a own. since tne reduction in storage rates the difference between near and deferred futures has become less This, with the demand for cash corn, caused February ana jaarcu h close at Oats were actve and unsettled. There wss ouite free selling st times by prominent opers- -tors, and May sold down fiom ihj opening jururc o'T. hi toe closing ngure 017. froviaioua were dull ; outside trading re mained almost dormant, and most of the local traders are civtnsr the market less attention. Those who are loaded with the product are anxious to get prices un to nnlnai hart tM trade is so light that the market requires coo- rwui. wwumux iu prevent values irom oe ckning. Lard was quiet, but closed at 35 Fotaau Victim. Cored by S. 8. 8. , S. S.S. vs. POTASH. . . ' had ttood poison for ten wn. I know I ban bin m hnnt,i il. todide of p-h in that bat it did m. ro-d. utLcTjLS and bmb were cowred with -ore, and I cooi EorobS Vm. o IxJTSt rhS. BramByahonlden. I took S. S. 8 and K baa drain, main ood thMfaJD nldt 1 h.". "- My face, body mi neck ax prrfecUv cZZ r mauamUentirelygane. I wwghrd lie ponndawhen I ik. ' S rTjl nnV puand Mt Snt bottle b5ped m pHly. and rTne aTaSJukit monTn 1 wookt not be without 8. 8. S. tot aeveral Uror itt Veirtt in tvid smb. , c k Mitchell: w. aSsc ntry.swTk. cents higher. Pork was steady and closed 10 cents higher. Short ribs, like lard, advanced 514 to S cents. I Cash quotations were as follows: Flour quiet aud steady. No. 3 Spring Wheat, 7S77i; No. 3 Spring Wheat, 6V,i ; No. 3 red, 80. No. 3 Corn. 4748. No. t Oata, 3Hl. Mess Pork, f 14.15&. Lard, $7.65i7.B:is. shoulders, boxed. fV6,15. Short clear sidea. boxetl. (!mil v botky, f L15. leading futures closed as follows: Wheat February. : March. TKIVr Vv. 8It; June, 81 14. Com February, ; March. 4M; May, aus: June. sos. oats-February, , March, ; May, 31,: June, 31g. Mess Pork -year. : rebuary. I4.1-'W: March. li.liW May. :4.37H. Lard February, $7.T; March, f7.67t: May. $T.8-'H ; July. . Short Ribs ebruary. $7 .37; March, f 7J7H: Way, S7.55. New York. February 14. Flour weak but not quotably changed ; trading very mod erate. Wheat apt Ions declined 14 to 4 and spot tjtoH. closing beavy at near the bottom; No. 3 red. February, 881: May, VI 7-ltl;n: June. t)l!S81 15-10. Corn options declined to "ft. closing aim ana weaa; spot steady and fairly active; No. 2. February, bit1: Mav. 5w: June, 580. Oats options Vl to dc lower; No. 8, February, 38; March. 38; Mav. H7ii No. 2 spot, 34(41; mixed Western. 3K41. Ho)w dull. Coffee fair Rio dull, at 16 ; options opened at KKtia points higher, closing very uuicu ro. 7 Rio, February, $l:l.ltl'13ju ; March, $12.5T1 i-'..o; April, si3,'Mi; May. i.2,na,LS.4U. Sugar dull and nominal, centrifugals, coast and foreign 3 1-16 for 86 test : re lined dull. Molasses nominal. 50 test 21. Rice firm. Cotton seed oil, 3h&4 for crude; 4Jhit4 for refined. Ktwn uuietat i lUsii.ia. Turpentine dull at 40. Hides in moderate reuuewL Wool ouiet but steady. Pork dull and easy. Beef quiet but steady. Tierced Beef quieL Cut meals easier. Pickled bellies, H. Middles dull. Lard Western steam. S7.H7ft8 ; Fearitary. 8..t35 $7.83; May, $7.98$8.01 ; June. $8.04. Freights quiet. St. Lorn. February It. Flour unchangfjd. Wheat firm No. 3 red cash, 81(; February. 80! ; May, 81V382fcj. Corn easy- cash. : February. : May. 4ti&47Vi. Oats dull and easy cash, 29H ; February, ; May, 2Cwii; w rusty steady at slum, provisions nriu. Pork, new, $15. Lard. f7.40r,i Dry salt meats, boxed, shoulders. $5. .?; long clear. $7.7VQi; clear ritw. $7 JEtii? 50 ; short clear, $7.75. Bacon boxed shoulders, $8..: long clear, $8.2ot : clear ribs, $87H ; short clear. js.au. Hams steady at sio.ouu.12. WtLMiNOTON. rebruary 14 'I'urpentine firm at 37 W. ltosin quiet: strained. 80; good strained. 80. Tar firm at $1.15. Crude Turiientine tlrm; naru. xi.uu: veunw uin. i.iu: virgin. I-.10. Charleston, February 14 Turjentine firm at 3, Did. noain steady good strained, etL Savannah, February 14. Turpentine firm at 38. Koein arm at njk487H- ALL SORTS OF ITEMS. Australia now exports oranges to Eng land. But twelve Indians of a tribe of 1,000 are left in the Yosemite valley. The Swiss government has deculed to restore the castle of Chillou, on Lake Leman, and convert it into a national mtL-tium. Kentucky's state house must bo a de lightful mansion in winter. It is heated throughout by wood fires in old fashioned open fireplaces. A gentleman living near Winterville, Ga., broke the knob off one of his doors, and for the want of something better put on a coffin handle in its place. There is not a nesro in tlie county who will open the door. There is a prospect that Talleyrand's memoirs will appear tins year. Hie papers are ready for the printer, but the period of delay twenty years does not expire until. 3Iav. lhe original manu script is in England.. The city of lans derives a large in come from a tax on gas companies, and tlie city now proposes to erect electric stations and supply electric light to private citizens, and to use it 011 public ways as far as may be desirable. A Chinese woman, who kidnaped two married women at Shanghai and took them to San Francisco, where they were sold, on returning to Slianghai was ar rested and broken on the wheel. After two days of fearful agony she died. The district messenger boys of New York city wear flannel Blurts, with roll ing collars, which can be turned up about the wearer s ears. In these collars are little pockets, fitting the ears, and pro tecting them from Jack i rost s attacks. An Alleghany woman, who took to her bed twenty-one years ago because she thought she was ill, and rem, lined there, declaring that she was suffering from a complication of diseases, as persuaded to arise and walk about the room the other day. The novel experience seemed so pleasant to her tliat she has decided to leave her bed for good. The secretary of state for war in Eng land announces that he is prepared to re ceive tenders for trollies, rails, trucks. vertical boilers, ballast wagons, fish plates, chairs, bolts, washers and other strangely named things, which formed part of the famous railway which began at Suakim, known as the buakmi and Berber railway, and never got to its des tination during the war against the mahdi. Brother Gardner's Left Eye. When Brother Gardner arose to open the weekly meeting in due and ancient form his face wore what Samuel Shin called 'a dispreshun of severity." Much uneasiness was manifest throughout the halL and there were many sighs of relief when the president rapped to order. Will CoL Algernon Jtfixby please step dis wayr asked the president as every' thing under the head of communications had been cleared away. The colonel advanced like a man ex' pecting to receive a gold mouil for some meritorious service, and Brother Gardner continued: Kernel Bixby, I has received i com plaint from your wife to tlie effect dat she am bar'fut?" lYes, sah she likes to go bar'fut,' "An' dat de wood pile am entirely cone.-' "We am no han s to burn wood in de summer, sah." "An slie savs she arc outer flour, tea, sugar, butter an e-bervling elae but meal?" 'We has been libbin on the Dio Lewis plan fur a few weeks, sah," coolly re plied the coloneL "I nnderstan dat you owe three months' house rent?" "Yes, sab, Imt I'ze gwine to move dis falL" 'Kernel Bixbv. look me in the left eve! Fur de las' six weeks you have been loalin' aroun' an' hatin' hard work. You haven't aimed an lionest nk-kel since July. You am powerful handy a id vour excuses, but let roe say to you dat if you doan' start out on Monday mornin' an' look fur work an' start de sweat on your back, I shall call fur you at de nex' meetin'. Dat call will mean bizness. It will result in pwceedin's dat will walk you down sta'rs fo' steps at timer Detroit Free Press- John Milton's Cottage. Her majesty the queen of Encland haa subscribed $200 toward the fund for the purchase of the cottage in which Milton wrote "Paradise Lort." This is not a I very large sum, but it is four times as much as Milton received for the loem. I Harper's Bazar. Wfc tht maww imitation, mMumh m p It mC, not at (Mr mm awrU, tmt m ii wterU of our nmmtf. An knltHtm tt aueoy mjrmtd md a eAsat, mi Mir Okrim only tiKrt cam tUat from Uktawtjitikmdtmtmi. m " r-rifnif TMw Wwm miMlml rm. fbrmtterattmtH, TBS SWIFT &PSCD7IC COL, DrawtrM, Iffmn, ga. BELLS. Tis evening and the dreamy chim Of vesper bells falls on my oar. In sad response my heart beats time; A year today They laid away On distant shore my lows so dear. The joyoos lark baa gone to rest. The suns last glow fades oa ta sky So would I hash within my hi salt The strains so low Of long ago. Caught from my love is davs goa by. Oh, vesper bells, so low, so sad. Your troubled chim I cannot bear; Those minor chords will drive me mail. Hush, I Implore! Oh, peal no mors The dissonance of my despair! Emik Ftckhardt. RETURN OF THE GYPSIES. Dickering with Vafartwaate Ijiylng by a Winter's Stock Hay. Thus manv return to the cities to ibek actual habitations, which may ha,vgtoo4 idle the summer through. ' Numbers trail along the highways until their farm hsmat are reached, where, if they be rente4, as they usually are to some less thrifty far mer, they have reserved s few months housing. Thousands wander into tba central south for all winter dickering ami trading there. Many return to their vQV lage homes, over or alongside mammotk bams, where a winter's gypsy jockeying is done. Great crowds ot them, not yat so well along as their brethren in gjmm ings, straggle into the cities. In theenm moner quarters these turn their hands la bird training, basket weaving, training . aid trading in valuable cats and dogs, while hundreds of gypsy youths seours ready employment under gentfosnan'a grooms, and particularly at tim car of horses being fitted for the next year's events of the turf. Still others, and tbeua comprise the larger number, coma troop ing into thousands of little villages anil countryside places throughout th south ern portions of northern states and In the northern tier of southern states, arriving as early as the last October days. Tba movements of these provide a genuins gypqj' 6tudy. 1 Ueir arrival is hardly noticed, as vbey never come in a large body, but la tws and threes, and it is often weeks fester the little gypsy community U at its best, The vanguard has quietly rented some deserted roadside inn at the outskirts ei the village, or some former spacious Taoass long gone to decay. This is always get for a song. However much house roots it may have, it must invariably possess the requisite of a great ramshackle barn and outlying sheds. For a little time the gyp sies soem to merely exist here. But every day their women folk may be seen miles away, spinning in light buggies over the autumn roads in every direction. Not onlv are they found on the well traveled highways, but every grass crown wagon road leading to secluded and remotest farms lias been hunted and haunted. AI this home and thai; there tarrying un der pretense of admiring some "'; there making a trifling purchase mi vegetables and poultry; over yonder bar tering for, but never buying, grain and hay; again telling a fortune or twos! appealed to; but seldom urging sua profitable vocation in a little time these canniest and most indomitable of all hu man detectives have at their tongue's end, for home reference, every possible item of information regarding the finan cial standing and condition ot every farmer for half a county round. Then of a sudden some luckJeas wight, under terror of an overdue note or re lentless mortgage, has sold his ccroUeUt "in the shock to the gypsies. Another's weather browned stacks of hay bsvra come into their possession. Then begins, and to continue the whole winter throogn, a ceaseless procession "rf young stock, horses and mules, toward the rypsissy temporary domicile. Drunken farmer, unfortunate farmer, thriftless farmer, la all directions, pays the penalties nf 19 doing or ill luck to these superb jockeys. who, buying for pittances, and fee months selling at excellent prices or net at all: at their improvised market, make large profits; and the spring finds them ready f ar greedy city buyers with great numbers of stock transformed from shaggy, ambling beasts to animals of such splendid form and spirit as do even a city gypsy trader's eyes good to look upon. The amount of live stock thus gathered up every winter throughout the country is tremendous; the profits lis inconceivably great, and these wizards of the stable must eventually largely eon trol the entire horse trade of the country. Edgar L. Wakeman's Letter. An Interesting Experiment. A highly interesting as well as instruo tive experiment in night signaling at see) will be tried at tlie first favorable oppoc tunity. The new method is one suggest ed by Mr. Edison. It consists in throwing the rays of the clectno light on tree clouds. Tlie clouds, thus acting as re flectors, permit the flashes of the Hgfet being seen at a very great distance. The regular system of flashes of different lengths can be utilized in this by corresponding them with the dashes dots of the regular army and navy 1 of telegraphy. This svstem could be 1 to great advantage where tlie means usu ally employed would be inadequate an4 unreliable. The present manner of send ing messages at night between different vessels consists of the common torch which is used in the same manner as the 'wig wag" flag in daytime. Newfwst Cor. New York World. - The Kegnlar Thing. An old gentleman of Detroit was 1 ing through the ceremony of taking bin fourth wife the other day. At the Im pressive climax of the good preaclier man's part in the performance some body was lieard sobbing in an adjoining room. "My goodness!" exclaimed one of tba guests in a dramatic whisper, "who cm earth is that crying on this festive occa sion?" "Thai?" replied a mischievous mem ber of the experienced bridegroom's fam ily. "That's nobody but Em. She at wavs boohoos when pa s getting ried." Detroit Free Press. Perhaps the most lucrative office m tta) national government, next the pteaV dency itself, is the clerkstC. hi the aw pre me court at Washington. I; yields as annual income in fees of from 2d,089 1 S4!),P00.Xew York Evening. World- The bveates- mt r stags lasses. The inventor of the postage Mtasap was Bowland Hill, the founder of tt Eswfch postal tysz'm.