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NEWS. ME VOLUME IV. CITI DIKECTORT. " APOTHECARIES. ACKERMAN STEWART, Southwest corner Lemou and Front. KElIeast corner Lemon and Front. Krt rtet lour doom north of post office. I'KKK. V Ijcmon street, Baura block. VOOELBACH, A V . Central ilrusr Store, Lemon street. ATTORNEYS BALDWIN. JOSEPH K, Post Office Building. Palatka, Fla. CAV"mt .trleV. Reid. office, upsuur LUt s'C Palitk. National Bank Building- U" aUtIW"ckFLemon street; office upstairs. BANGOR ORANGE BOXES. K A!oot if Laurel near J T K W depot. BANKS. FIRST NATIONAL BANK. A . - W J Wlnegar, President, Front street BARBERS. FI I FT A H ' Imon stiet. opposite Putnam House. MO UK, FRANK " Falk block. Lemon street. BOARD OF TRADE. OFFICE, NO 28 FRONT STREET. ViM.ii.r. In the citr wishing; information will be cheerfully supplied. BOARDING HOUSES. M US T d HUTCHINSON, ' Boarding- and Dining- Room.Water and Main BOOKS AND STATIONERY. m IWHRASR,FC 'ront street, next door to post cfflce. BOOTS AND SHOES. VATTERLIN, HT , Moraime block. Lemon street. BOOK BINDERS. PALATKA NEWS PCBLISHINO COMPANY, Held street. BOOT AND SHOE MAKING AND REPAIRING. a tri T trxf tf rr Kn.ntsf! door south of First Nat Bank U0MA, 11ENJ., AOENT, Umon street opposite Putnam House. CANDY MANUFACTURERS. 8-MtTH, HEJ ' v No 11 Lemon street. Gillls block. CIGARS AND TOBACCOS. irMDPonrsrii rUAA Putnam Gallery, Lemon street, op Putnana SMITH. Kr.J . , . No 8 Lemou street. GlUiS block. CISTERNS AND TANKS. qtiur v a I n 1 xtv A L Jorie. nroortetor. Water street, near j T K W depot. . CIVIL ENGINEERING. i it' r." i t J ft t 'ity (Surveyor. Nos. S and 4 Monujne block. over Kersungs. CLOTHING ANO GENTS FURNISHINGS. LOEB, MARCUS Oilli hlM'k, Lemon street. ZACHARIAH, A No 13 Lemon street, . CONFECTIONERY. BECKS, J P - Lemon street, corner of Second CROCKERY. LiTNA, A , Hickuan-Kennerly block. Lemon street. DENTAL ROOMS. . EST KB, WW . , Murairne block, Lemon street, upstairs, KOHKNI1EKO, 1H W H Hktkiuan block Lemon street, upstairs. DRY GOODS. DEVERECX. Cr Ix-mon street JACOBSON, I Phuunlx Wick Lemon street 6RAIN. HAY, ETC. .1 T. MTIIT.'I'U . fft Foot of Laurel street, near JTiKWRT GROCERS. DUNN. JOHN T , Next to post office. Front street HAOAN.JW Lemon street corner of Jones HAl'OHTON Ic BK08..A M Phipnix block. Lemon street r"UNT. A V l'.rt s olook.foot of Lemon street PETEKMANN, IIENIS . . A Union itnt. southeast corner of First IOOKKO & MUNOKB A . Hickman-Kennerly block. Lemon street till KLI.K V.J H Opposite Southern Express Company GUN LOCKSMITHS. H EN DRTCKSON, L " l'inou street, opposite Putnam House HARDWARE. 0RTFF1H & PARKER KUiiidit Soutlieru building'. Water street LANE.F.T Hart's block. Water street HARNESS AND SADDLES SANDERSON. R C Upptwite Putnam House, Ix mon street HOTELS. A V Canova, prop, cor Reld and Second sta CARLKTOM HOUSE, Andrew Shelley, prop. Court House block, Orange street utvrfc'i. 1'iurM V John Bixler. prop, cor Lemon and Water . a u ati ill A Ht TKI.. Mnl. A S Washlmm, proprietor. Kront street corner of Williiun TUB AKLINO'POV, ir. liPmnn and Second. lw f. Pai.k lroiri'tre. THK WEST END, hirst-cliisrt Biartling' for families, cor of Dodue and Emmett streeta ICE. PAt ATKA ICR FACTORY. L C Canova, muuuKer, Laurel t, let Hiver and Emmett INSURANCE. niRi mV fc'KVNF.MI.V KihiiuS, Kennorly-lliukman blk. Lemon st IITIl.l lllll Jk nL.rHAS M Pnhitka National Bank building. Front st WE lilt, W J Post office building JEWELRY. HEATH, O E , . lmon street, opposite rutnam House SPECK., JOHN K Front street, four doors south of Lemon JOB PRINTING. PAI.ATKA NEWS PUBLISHING COMPANY Kuid street LIVERY STABLES. GENT CITY LIVERY AND SALE STABLE Near J T & K W depot. First street UUUWIN & MOM 'u-mon street, between Third and Fourth RAMSAl KH, J M Corner of Keid and Secon sli-eet LIME. EATON, CHAS F, Aoknt Foot of Laurel street LUMBER. UOYD, DA River stret-t, next to Gas Works MEAT MARKETS. omws w n MttnmrerGem City market. Water street CUMMINGS CO . , liemon street, two doors west of Jones GOODSON & CO., M C No SO Front street UI'UIIIV TMIIMAS Lemon street, between Tliird and Fourth MILLINERY AND FANCY GOODS. HOLBROOK. MRS THOS Front streeU opixmiKj I'iitiiaro House PAINTS. OILS AND ARTISTS' MATERIALS BAHVES. K i'alatka National Bank building Front st PHOTOGRAPHERS uirsnm n. J o i Kennerli -Hickman block. Lemon street PHYSICIANS. term s, Dr W H MH-ague bloik. Lemon street, upstairs REAL ESTATE. tCRT, JAMES Town lots. I'alatka Heights. HEA1A & TRIAY l.nrl of Trade Room, Frotit street Palat.ka National Bank building, Front st SALOONS. EDWARDS. AN CO., Hart's ""Jock. Water street IDAHO SI.OON Twir Palmettoes, Lemon street Mi;iI.l..J01IX - Lemon street, near J T & K W junction SASH. DOORS AND BLINDS BARNES. H , Pulatka National Hank building. Front st - TAILORING. FINNINGER. J a Over Loeb'tt store. Lemon street, upstairs TAXIDERMIST. FRY. W S Frout street, three doors south of Lemon UNDERTAKERS AND EMBALMERS. HOW. W C No 30 Front 'ftreet WAGON FACTORY. 4 ACTS ft MARTIN River street, near Gas Works WOOD YARD. D ALTON. M H W F -'tT Adamjl trtt i OUR VISITORS. THEIR DAT AT THE ANCIENT CITY, j ALL CEREMONIAL DISPENSED WITH BY REQUEST. Escorted to the Ponce de Leon asi Mr, Flagler' b Guests. A Keceptlon In the KvenlnK Attended Dy Thousands Tha Decorations and Illnminatlons. The universal feeling of profound re gret that the extraordinary event of the visit of the President and Mrs. Cleveland to "the oldest city in America" should not have been distinguished by appro priate ceremonials and a public demon stration befitting the occasion, did not prevent the jeople of St. Augustine from showing their appreciation of the honor of a visit from the Chief Magistrate in a simple manner which would conform substantially -to the President's wishes, and at the same time gratify their earn est desire to appropriately recognize the presence in their midst of the chosen ruler of seventy millions of free and independent jieople. The fact that Mr. Cleveland was coining to t. Augustine, not in lus character of President, but solely as the private guest of Mr. Flagler, and that he therefore desired to receive no public demonstration in lus honor, was exceed ingly difficult to dissociate from the fact that he is the President, and as such, en titled to receive the respectful attentions of a faithful and devoted tieople. The reception ceremonies, therefore, such as they were, comprised a sort of compro mise lietween the two extremities of the dilemma, and consisted chiefly of the profuse decoration of the buildings along the streets through which the Presiden tial party passed to the hotel, the firing of a Presidential salute by a detachment of the Second Artillery, U. S. A., the really necessary escort of citizen soldiery which served to protect the cortege from the eager crowd of curious specta tors, and the attendance along the line of march of the assembled multitudes, The decorations were so much delayed by the bad weather of the two previous days that they could not be described in rotation, and many wvre just completed when the President arrived. The decorations at the Ponce de Leon partook of the same modest character as those along the line of march. Every thing was in the rarest good taste, and without ostentation. Many-colored Chinese and Japanese lanterns, of all sorts of shapes and sizes, were hung by hundreds along the interior corridors of every floor around the court, and along either side of each paved walk were ar ranged little slender stakes some two feet high, painted green, on which were hung hundreds of many-colored tiny glass glolies, each containing a taper. The fountain in the center of the court was furnished with a large number of electric lights of various colors, some festooned about the basin and pedestal, and some arranged underneath the water' giving a most brilliant and novel aspect to the scene. Overhead, at the top of the central pedestal of the fountain, was a magnificent triumph of the electric art in the shape of an immense light of one hundred candle power. Over the great gateway on the south ern front of the building, but inside the 30urt, was a mammoth arch having a span of twenty-four feet, on which was arranged in letters two feet long the name "Cleveland"' in electric lights of different colors, the whole trimmed and festooned with garlands of evergreens. Inside the building no change was made save to fit up the rooms for the distinguished guests and a perfect gem of a little pri vate salon for meals on the west side of the corridor leading to the grand salon Those who were favored with a peep at this room were especially delighted, particularly the ladies, with the excel lent taste displayed in its arrangement ami decoration. A profusion of flowers, including rich sprays of orange blooms, adorned the chandeliers, walls and furniture, and the tiny antique sidelioard of rare carved wood, was furnished forth with plate, cutlery and glassware fit for a king's palace. The Sanchez block was also decorated with flags. Dr. Carver's (the oldest house in the city) was embellished with flags, drapery and evergreens; Anheiser's with flags. The American flg floated gracefully from the tall flag staff in the parade grounds. Mrs. Carr had the United States ttt,g over iier balcony. Where Treasury street runs into Bay was a motto, "Treasury street o feet wide," over which hung several flags. The decoration of the corner of the Vaill Block, occupied by Benhayon & Gonzalez, was unique. The telephone pole at the corner was swathed in ample folds of ml, white and blue fabric, and extending thence to the corner of the building were banners bearing the fol lowing inscriptions: "Itien Benido Sea Nuestro Presidente la Florida Oriental." "No North, no South." "All One People." The Lorillard TDottage, on St. George street, now occupied by the ' Palmetto Club, was ornamented with a profuse display of color the regulation Spanish yellow and red, intertwined with, the "red, white and blue." . :. The Florida House was elaborately decorated with immense streamers of yellow, white, red and blue, extending from the highest points of the roof to the farthest corner of the lawns, with a multitude, of tiny flags of all nations dispersed ik tastef oj groups about the PALATKA, FLORIDA, FRIDAY MOKNING, FEBRUARY niiizza.. In trie lawn in iraii bwjw a i typical log cabin or hunter's camp. Sup- I ported on four pine saplings is a root 01 i palmetto leaves, which is very prettily ornamented with bunting and flags of all colors. The Plaza Hotel was a blaze of red, white, blue and yellow with American and Spanish flags in profusion. Great bunches of cocoanuts in their original coverings depended from the piazza in front of Spider's. Manson's was draped with flags and evergreens. Guest K Mitchell's, and Medicis' had Bmall flags while the pillars in front of the stores were covered with the bright colore of our American ensign, vppueuio yacht club house and extending across the street was a grand arch composed of stately palms and long, lithe cypress saplings, the whole tastily'draped in red, white, blue and yellow bunting and topped off with numerous flags of all sizes. The club house was decorated with flags, streamers and banners, etc., and looked gayly. The new roof of the old market at the foot of the Plaza was entirely covered with palmetto leaves, giving it a most at tractive aud novel appearance, while the gables were entirely covered with a festooning of Amoncan and Spanish national colors. The supports were wound in spiral coils of red, white, blue and yellow, and further embellished with mosses and palms. The lampposts all around the Plaza are gracefully entwined in bunting of several colors. The old monument is hung in red and yellow and surmounted with a wreath of magnolia leaves; it lias also wreaths of magnolia on its four faces, while the base is covered with trailing ivy. The soldiers' monument has wreaths of ivy and magnolia. Dr. Vedder's, on Bay street, had flags flying. At Mr.Andreu's flags were grace fully waving and two little dolls were set up in the north window waiting for a a peep at the President as he passed by. United States and Spanish flags were flying on Mr. Coo's building. Lopez, oldest shop in the city, had various colored flags in solid colors fly ing from the ends of long cypress poles. Mr. Stewart's was adorned with flags. The St. Augustine Museum was cov ered from roof to basementfSMth flags, and along the fence in front were fas ened Japanese parasols and vari-colored birds and butterflies. The shipping all along the front of the city on the Matanzas was ga'ly decked with streamers and presented a beau tiful and animated scene. Miss Allen s house on Charlotte street was tastefully draped in the national colors, and Miss Lucy Abbott's front en closure had massive folds of red, blue, yellow and white festoons and the gate way was overarched with these colors mingled with evergreens. Mr. Capo's house flew the American flag, and Bunt ing's furniture house had a large and handsome flag fluttering in the breeze, Manson's, opposite the City Gates, was bright with color, the whole upper bal cony being hid in the folds of red, white and blue bunting. His branch house under the Plaza Hotel, was also prettily decorated. At the City Gates a rustic gate was swung between tne massive posts in lieu of the ancient gate that hung there centuries ago. A guard of welcome was stationed there and on the gate was the welcome words ''Enter in the name of the citizens of St. Augustine." The San Marco looked grand in its massive beauty, covered as it was from highest turret to basement with the flags of our Union and Spain. The window balconies were draped with flags and fes tooned with the beautiful and always graceful Spanish moss with ivy and yel low jasmine entwined. In front at the head of the stairs leading to the main entrance the motto "AH Welcome Our President" was neatly framed in ever greens. The lamp posts on the lawn were covered with red, white, blue and yellow draping. The residences of Messrs. Knowlton, Masters and Wardens were neatly em bellished with flags, japanese lanterns and evergeeens. The most extensive street decoration was the arch at the corner of St. George and King streets. The supports were square frame turrets rising about thirty feet and panelled with rexl and yellow cloth with evergreen trimmings at the corners. In the center of the arch the Spanish coat of arms is prominent, while overhead from a tall flag staff, the tip of which ends in a battle axe, the Spanish colors fly. All the colors from this arch are Spanish. The sides of the supports have battle axes clinging to them. On the faces of the arch are letters in Spanish as follows: "Los Ciudadanos de San Augustine Brindan Su Hospit- alidad at Presidente. The stores under Genovar's Opera House were decorated with flags, and in the evening illuminated with different colored Japanese lanterns. The Government building, in which the post oftice is located, was profusely and beautifully decorated with flags, drapery, bannerettes nd evergreens, and reflected great credit on the follow ing committee of ladies, who planned and assisted in the work: Mis. W. E. Knibloe, Mrs. C. T. Hamblin, Mrs. J. A. Enslow, Jr., Miss D. Rogero, Miss Sulz- ner, Mrs Skidmore, Mrs. Arrington, Miss DeMedicis, Miss George Colee, Miss Jen nie Monroe, Miss Carrie Mickler and Mrs Mickler. Trie decorations of the Casa Monica looked not only beautifully but grandly, The building is of itself an ornament to any city, and could only be made to assume a more striking effect by con trast. From the central turret floated a mammoth Spanish ensign, while minor flags fluttered from battlements and bal conies and windows. Depending from many balconies were Spanish awnings, while evergreens and other embellishments relieved the same ness of the gray walls of the building.' The Magnolia was dressed from its high balconies to pavement in gay colors, and presented a fine appearance. The Jacksonville depot was hung with banners in graceful folds and festoons, and was bright in its many colors. Across Orange street opposite the de- pot. tne America a uouoo wnuc fog display of flags. Under the aiched depended a bunch or oranges uu sprays or orange wossouia uu cm greens. The Carleton displayed a pret ty new flag ia front which floated in graceful folds over St. George street. Sabin and Abbott s store, on north side of Plaza, was tastefully decorated. and there were many decorations of stores on St. George and other streets of which time and space forbid a special j mention. Onlv the Old Fort remained its same grim self amid all the flutter of bunting and the gaiety surrounding. THE ARRIVAL. The preparations for the reception at the railroad depot were simple, and in cluded nothing in the way of speech- making or ostentatious parade of ajy kind. The arrangements for transport ing the party to the Ponce de Leon were made, very properly, by Capt. Arm strong, on behalf of Mr. rlagler, tne President's host. As the train approached the depot the station yard was cleared and the Recep tion Committee, reinforced by a party of four young ladies Misses Ballard, Lewis, Ruggles and Burbridge, took their stations along the margin of the platform extending along the north side of the building. The people had massed tlietnselves in crowds along the streets known to be included in the line of march, and comparatively few clustered about the depot. . The whistle blew, loud and long, and the engine "W. L. Crawford rolled into the yard gaily and profusely dec orated with fliigs and streamers, and having a large iiortrait of the President on the pilot. Behind it came a baggage car .attached to that was the parlor car "Alcazar," containing tjje distinguished guests, under the care of Superintendent W. L. Crawford, of the Jacksonville, St. Augustine and Halifax River Railway Company and Conductor Frank Stevens, and escorted by Mr. Flagler who had gone over to Jacksonville to meet them. The large gate was ojiened, and one by one the jr.vrty appeared, descended the steps of the coach, and, conducted by Mr. Flagler and Capt. Armstrong, went directly to their carriages, without demonstration of any kind, or any com munication with any one, save as each member of the party bowed their acknowledgements of the courteous at tentions of the Reception Committee. When all were seated, the carriages drew into line between two files of police in full uniform, in the fol lowing order: The President and. Mrs. Cleveland and Mr. Flagler in the first carriage, a beautifully appointed landau drawn by four handsome gray horses; the Second carriage contained Secretary Whitney and Mrs. Whitney; -the third, Colonel Lamont and Mrs. Lamont; the fourth, the young ladies already men tioned, acting as maids of honor to Mrs. Cleveland; then came the Reception Committee in several carriages, and fol lowing them a number of visitors and citizens in carriages. Drawn up in line along Orange street was a force of forty or titty mounted men as a special escort, who wheeled into line in front of the President's car riage and headed the procession. At the City Gates, the St. Augustine Guards, the Ancient City Hook and Lad der Company, and the Ponce de Leon Steam Fire Engine Company, in all numbering about two hundred men, formed for review, and fell into line as the procession passed, except the Guards, who marched by quick step to the Ponce de Leon, where they had been invited to act as a special guard of ' lionor inside the building. THE PROCESSION. The procession marched down Orange street, past the Old Fort to the sea wall, thence down the bay front to St. Francis street, thence up St. Francis street to St. George street, and thence along St. George street to the corner of the Plaza, where passing under the grand arch, they turned into King street, past the Casa Monica to the main south en trance of the Ponce de Leon. There they dismounted and entered Fairv- Land. A typical Florida mid-winter day. cloudless and beautiful, favored St. Au gustine and its distinguished visitors alike. If anything less than perfection, it was a trifle too warm. The broad pavement in front of the large gateway, kept clear of the crowd by a cordon of grey-coated guards, reflected the rays of the sun, and increased the effect of the almost tropical heat to the point of posi tive discomfort. Just at the moment, as it were, when the warmth became dis tinctly noticeable, the party readied the grateful shade of the spacious gateway, flanked on either side by cool, open gal leries, literally crowded with lady guests of the house, dressed in all manner of airy summer garments; and here the first scene of the Fairy Land they were about to enter burst upon the delightd gaze of the little party of wav-worn travelers, weary from their overdose of reception ceremonies at Jacksonville and anxious to reach the seclusion of their apartments. Ransed along on either edge of the broad concrete walks within the court stood hundreds of school children mostly dressed in white, bedecked with gay sashes in the national colors of Spain and the United States, and each bearing flowers. Around the court at every angle a guard was stationed, and from every gallery, window and loggia, from the bottom of the house to the top. hundreds of the guests of the hotel could be seen, intent on witnessing the whole of tne brilliant panora ma. It. one of ' the galleries Joyce's Military Band was stationed. and as the President appeared, conduct ed by Mr. Flagler, Marshal Hart's march was executed with fine effect. As the party neared the central fountain, Miss Celeste Thompson, escorted by W. E. Knibloe, advanced and presented to Mrs. Cleveland a magnificent btxjuet, as the gift of the St. Augustine Institute, which she gracefully accepted, and smilingly acknowledged. Others of the children along the line scattered their flowers at Mrs. Cleveland's feet, a pretty courtesy to which Bhebowed her thanks. Arrived within the doors of the hotel, the party were escorted directly to their rooms, the crowds dispersed for the time being, and the reception of the President by the city of St. Augustine was over. V ery great credit is due to the mem bers of the Decoration Committee and its able and enthusiastic assistants. Alderman Iiambias, although far from favoring the final action of the Executive Committee in proceeding with the reception after the repeated requests of the Presi dent that no ceremony should be had, went bravely on with his work, as a special committee to arrange for the demonstration of school children, which was designed &3 an especial compliment to Mrs. Cleveland, and did his work well, and was ably assisted by Messrs. Kuibloe and Enslow, and the Trustee of Public Schools No. 1, Dr. J. K. Rainey. This w as the best part of the whole demon stration and was certainly most pleasing to the one whom the committee was most anxious to please the gracious lady who stands as the social bead of the nation. A private reception to the guests of the Ponce de Leon took place in the ro tunda just before the hour fixed for the public reception. The display of sump tuous costumes, not only by the Presi dential party, but by the guests and in mates of the hotel, was something alto gether magnificent, and it it is quite safe to affirm that nowhere at any time in th? South has it been equalled. Mrs. Cleveland wore a lovely pink cos tume of alternate satin and silk stripes, cut decolette, en. train, richly embroid ered with tiny bouquets, with diamonds. Mrs. Whitney's dress was of heliotrope silk, elaborately trimmed with plaits, and decollette. Mrs. Lamont wore a lieautiful cos tume of iale blue silk, trimmed with pearls ami moire antique. Mrs. Flagler's costume was exceedingly rich, of white silk with a blue plait bod ice, cut decollette and en traine. Her diamonds were superb, a most beautiful necklace being especially remarked. Mrs. Benedict wore white silk with pink plush liodice. No ordinary description could possibly do justice to the richness of these cos tumes or me onuimcy of the scene as the little group of distinguished visitors stood greeting one by one with apparently cordial hand shaking the thousands of people of all degrees and conditions, col ors, ages, shapes anil sizes, who pre- ented themselves, some of them two or three times in succession, as the hours rolled on and assisted in the muscular developments of the Presidential right hand and arm. The arrangements for the public reception, which began at 8 o'clock, precisely, were perfect in every detail, and carefully conducted through out by Capt. Armstrong and Capt, Archer, of the Ponce de Leon, assisted by a detachment of the Guards, who are entitled to high praise for their effective and devoted services throughout the entire day and evening. The Presidential party was stationed just at the right centre of the rotunda. with the President at the head of the line and Mrs. Cleveland on his right, the others in the following order: Mrs. Whitney, Secretary Whitney, Mrs. La mont, Mrs. Flagler, Col. Lamont, Mrs. Benedict of New York, (Mrs. Flagler's daughter,) supported by Mr. Flagler and Sir. Benedict. Just before the doors were opened a magnificent bouquet of roses from the gardens of "Mrs. Reynolds, having in its centre a tiny electric light, was present ed to Mrs. Cleveland and acknowledged with many expressions of delighted ad miration, The illumination of the grounds, the interior of the court and the towers of the vast building with electric lights, already described, was wonderful and striking. No words can properly or intelligently describe the scene of enchantment pre sented by the appearance of the court, as the colored lights in the great foun tain and the name "Cleveland" over the main entrance were flashed from time to time or burned with a brilliant steady blaze. The large 100 candle power light ;it the top of the fountain was especially admired. The crowd was variously esti mated in round figures from 8,000 to 5,000, of which perhaps the latter figure is the nearest the truth. The reception lasted until 5:lo, and the party were enabled to leave for their night ride to Palatka only a few minutes later than the time specified. NOTES. The doors of the President s carnage were opened on arrival at the Ponce de Leon by "Gen'l"' George Flynn, of Bos ton, who was kindly greeted by Mrs, Clevela fl The Mayor and President of the Coun cil had an especial introduction to and a brief chat with the President and Mrs. Cleveland. The distinguished people stopping at the Ponce de Leon as guests were quite as curious to witness the details of the Ceremony of reception as the veriest commoner. They held bravely to their points of vantage on chairs and in win dows and niches. A goodly number of colored people, little and big, and many sweet little children had the pleasure of shaking the hand of a live President last night. The Magnolia Hotel was brilliantly il luminated last night. Mr. Henry Willard, the celebrated con fectioner of New York, who is at the San Marco, ordered a ten pound box of the finest confections sent to Mrs. Cleve land. It left New York at 9 o'clock Wednesday morning and was handed to Mrs. Cleveland at the Ponce de Leon at 6 p. m. yesterday, very much to her de light, EN ROUTE TO ST. AUGUSTINE. Incidents of the President s Visit While la Jack- sonville. Special to the Palatka Anrs. Jacksonville, February 23. The President and party, in carriages, were driven from the Exposition to the ferry dock at 11:15, where another immense concourse of people awaited them. The carriage drawn by four jet black steeds, containing the President, wife and Cola. J. E. nart and Burbridge; the carriage containing Secretary Whitney and wife 24, 18S8. and CoL Lamont and wife, was driven on the ferry steamer, and the boat im mediately proceeded across the river, where the train for St. Augustine awaited the party. The car Alcazar was most handsomely decorated with flow ers, evergreens and bunting. The train left for the Ancient City precisely at 12 o'clock. They will stay in St. Augus tine until 9:30 p. m., and then take a special train for Palatka, arriving there at 10:45. In Palatka they wilt make but a short stop and then go on to Titusville, which place will be reached at 7 o'clock to morrow morning. They will then take the steamer Rockledge for a sail on the famous Indian River, and visit Hardee's grove. The party then will visit San- ford. That city will be reached at 3:30 p. m. to-morrow. After spending an hour at the South Florida Exposition the party will go on to Winter Park, ar riving there at 5 p. m., when tea will be served and an hour given to sight seeing, lhe party then, at b:30 p. nu, will start for Washington, arriving in Jacksonville to-morrow night at 11 o'clock and immediately go through to the seat of government. Mr. Myers, of the El Modelo Cigar Factory, of this city, presented the President this morning with a cabinet of the finest cigars ever made in Florida. There was 1,000 of them, valued at $300. A single cigar of this kind sells for seventy-five cents. John Callahan and John Murphy, two boys, to-day had their rowboat hand somely decorated in mid stream when the ferryboat containing the Presidential party crossed the river, and fired a small cannon mounted on their boat three times in lionor of the President and his wife. The salute was acknowledged by the President and 1 wife, and a response returned by blow ing the steam whistles. J. E. S. fTO THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. Jacksonville, Fla February 23. Yesterday's lowering clouds vanished during the night and to-day furnished a typical example of Florida winter ma- shine. The Presidential party rose early, and after beak fast were escorted in car riages to the Sub-Tropical Exposition, which they inspected thoroughly before the general public was admitted. Great surprise was expressed by all at the opu lence and variety of flowers and fruit displayed, and especially at the oranges and characteristic sub-tropical plants. In the rustic building containing the exhibits of Hernando, Pasco and Citrus Counties full sized orange trees covered w- i bloom and containing. aiout one hundred oranges, had been placed near the platform, which Mrs. Cleveland ascended, and she enjoyed for the first time the experience of plucking orange blossoms and oranges from the trees. She tossed to the President the first orange site picked, but ins hands were not quick enough and he caught it on his nose. She offered him another, but he declined, saying that man got into trouble a long time ago by accepting fruit plucked and offered by a woman. Here Mrs. Cleveland enjoyed an opior- tunity of cutting pineapples from the stem, and she did whatever was pro posed with a sort of girlish glee. A tame fawn was presented to her, and will be forwarded to the White House by ex press. NORTH CAROLINA DEMOCRATS. Tht State Eiecutiv Commutes Past Resolutions Denouncing Internal Revenue. Raleigh, N. C, February 23. The State Democratic Executive Committee in session here to-day, selected Raleigh, N. C, as the place for holding the next State Democratic Convention, and Wednesday, May 30 as the date of the Convention. The following resolutions were adopted: Whereas, The Democratic Legislature of 1874, 1883 and 1885 passed resolutions asking for the repeal of the internal rev- nue laws, and. Whereas, The State Democratic Con vention held in Raleigh in June, 1884, unanimously adopted the following reso lution: Jtenoh-ed, That we are in favor of the unconditional repeal of the whole inter nal revenue system as an intolerable burden and a standing menace to the freedom of elections and a source of great annoyance and corruption in its practical operation, now therefore, Jiesolved, That this State J leinocratic Executive Committee, in session at Ra leigh February 23, 1888, reaffirm the de claration of the Democratic tiarty of North Carolina, and also reaflirm the declaration made on the 19th of October in favor of abolishing the whole internal revenue system. Resolved, That a copy of these resolu tions be sent to each member of Congress from North Carolina. EVICTIONS RESUMED. The Pensonbi Tenants Taken by Surprise The Weather Very Cold. Dtblin, February 23. The eviction of tenants on the Ponsonby estate at Yong- hal has been unexpectedly resumed. A large military and iolice force accom panied by a doctor, an ambulance and fire engine, escorted the baiaffs who went to-day to execute the writs of evic tion. A number of battering rams and sledge hammers were carried for the purpose of forcing an entrance into the house of any tenant who offered resist a nee. . lhe tenants were taken com pletely by surprise. But one family named Doyle succeeded in barricading themselves inside their Louse, which was only captured after a strong resist ance, t here were several other existing scenes. The police made many arrests. The weather was bitterly cold. GIGANTIC METEOR. Inhabitants at Illinois Startles" fey the Roar el a Celestial Wanderer. MoNMOtTU, III., February 23. This community was startled by a terrific roar or explosion last night, which was percepitibly felt to jar the walls and windows of many buildings in the city. The sky was lit up with what seemed to be a monster meteor. The direction was from the southeast to northwest. The metoer passed this place with lightning rapidity. The exrlosion took place shortly after. Reports from neighbor ing towns show they all experienced the same sensation as to the shock, but wither it went is not yet known. SELECTED. ST. LOUIS THE FORTUNATE CITT. The Demorratic National Committee's Labors Knded-The Presidential Convention Will Meet Jane 3. Washington, February 23. The Na tional Democratic Committee met again in secret session this morning at 10 o clock. At the opening of the session. Mr. Scott, of Pennsylvania, moved that the current business of I .allot ing for the selection of a city in which the next Democratic National Convention shall be held, be suspended, so that a motion might be made to reconsider the vote by which July 3 was decided upon as the date for holding the convention. Points of order were made by several members, when Senator McPherson took the floor and delivered a short but earnest address in which he urged that there should be no insi stance on technicalities, and that tlrt? only consideration should be the good of the party, and reminding the committee that whatever the attractive ness of the Facitic slope might be, Presi dential elections hitherto had been de termined by the votes of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. That on ac count of the proposed reduction of taxa tion there would lie more work tlian ever before in showing the people that it was for their interest that it should tike the form proposed. After other remarks a vote was taken upon Scott's motion with- the following result 23 for and 24 against , The mo tion was declared lost. Balloting was then resumed for the place for holding the convention. The first ballot stood Chicago, 15; San Fran cisco, 17; St. Louis, 12; Cincinnati, 2; New York, 1. f Second ballot Chicago, IC; San Fran cisco, 17; St Louis 13; New York, 1. At this point a recess was taken for fifteen minutes, after which Senator Gorman aroRe to make, as he said, an appeal to those who, like himself, had voted for San Francisco. He had been of the opinion, as others had, that by going to California, which was jmrt of the territory acquired by a Democratic Government and which owed its birth to the Democratic party, tiie political sentiment in favor of the Democracy could lie considerably strengthened. The Democrats had carried California at the State election ana the Kepubucan ma jority in Oregon had been reduced. and he had believed that by holding the convention at San Francisco the Democ racy would surely gain ' the electoral votes of the Pacific States. He found, however, that many Democrats, whose views deserved consideration, were of opinion that if the convention were held there, some of the ablest and most im portant members of the party would be unable to attend. For this and other reasons he appealed to the delegates from the Pacific States to yield their preference and join with him in voting to Iiold the convention at a more accessible point. It had been intimated he said, by our open enemies, or by our indiscreet friends, that the vote yester day was evidence of the existence of an anti-administration feeling in the com mittee. It was not true, so far as he was concerned, and he did not believe it to be true of any one else. "I am an administration man," he said. "If I am not I should like to know who is." Gor man allowed it to be known, however that he still considered it wisest and safest to hold the convention in July Scott followed and urged that the time for holding the convention was of more importance than the place. He consid ered it of vital consequence that the convention should be held at an earlier day than had been agreed upon. Balloting then began. When Georgia was reached an. Walsh arose in Ins place and stated that he had thus far voted steadily for San Francisco, but he was satisfied that that city would not be selected. He would therefore vote for St. Louis. Gorman, in accordance with his remarks voted for St. Louis and was followed by others who had previously voted for Chicago, including Scott a' Grubb, of Delaware. When Illinois w reached, Judge Gondy thanked the c- i- mittec for the consideration si -n Chicago, but said he was ,uite illing that the convention .nould go to "St Louis, which, he sakL was the commercial capital of Southern Illinois. Changes to St. Louis became very gen eral and it became evident that St. Louis would be the choice of the committee. During the call Tarpie in a brief speech withdrew San Francisco from the eoifc test. Voting then proceeded almost sol idly for St Louis, when a motion was made and carried declaring St Louis to be the unanimous choice of tlie commit tee. H Before the-break was made the vote stood: St. Louis, 22; San Francisco, 6; Chicago, 16: New York, 2; Cincinnati, 1. The vote by States was as follows: For St Louis Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennesee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, West Vir ginia, Dakota, District of Columbia and Washington Territory. For Chicago Alabama, Colorado, Illi nois, Iowa, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Wisconsin, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming. For Sail Francisco California, Kan sas, Georgia, Oregon, Arizona, Idaho. For New York Nevada, New York. For Cincinnati Ohio. Mr. Scott made a motion to reconsider the vote by which July 3 had been fixed as the time for holding the convention. Mr. Tarpie, of -California, C. 8. Thomas, of Colorado, and Barbour, of Virginia, spoke in opposition to the mo tion, but it prevailed by a vote of 26 to 19. Ex -Senator McDonald moved t hat the 3SHJMBER 300, date of the conventionbe changed from July 3 to Tuesday, June 5. Amotion to amend by substituting June 26 for June 5 was lost. Senator McDonald's motion was tlien adopted by a vote of 29 to 17. The vote by States was as follows: In favor of June 5 Alabama. Dela ware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, ivemncKy, iiame, Massachusetts, Michi gan, Minnesota, Mississippi. Nebraska Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio. Penn- svl vania. South Carolina Vermont, Wisconsin, Dakota, District of Columbia, New Mexico, Utah and Wy omingMissouri not voting. All of the other States and Territories voted against the motion. On motion the chairman was directed to appoint a committee of seven, of which he shall be chairman, and the secretary of the committee to be secre tary, which committee shall have au thority to make all necessary arrange ments for hoi. ling the convention, and also have charge of the preparation and organization of the canvass until the meeting of the convention. Tliat com mittee was not announced. Resolutions of regret were adopted for the deaths of Wilson, of Maine, and Thompson, of New York, late memliers of the committee. A call for the convention was agreed upon. It is sulititantiaHy the same as that of 1S81, except that in conformity with the action of the last National Convention, the Territories and District of Columbia were placet! on the same footing as the States, the Territories having two delegates each, however. ustead of double the representation in Congress, as in the case of the States. The following is the call: The National Democratic Committee having met in the City of Washington on the twenty-second day of February, lOvjo, naa apiointed Tuesday, the iiftu day cf June. next, at noon, as the time. and chosen the city of St Louis as the place for holding the National Detno- rntic Convention. Each Suite is entitled to a representa tion therein euuat to double the number of its Senators and ltenresentatives in the Congress of the United States, and each Territory anil the District of Col umbia have two delegates. All Dem ocratic conservative citizens of the- United States, irrespective ot past political associations and differences, who can unite with us in the effort for pure, economical and constitutional gov ernment, are cordially invited to join us in sending delegates to the convention. (Signed) W M. 11. Harmtm, Chairman. Frederick O. Prince, Secretary, National Democratic Com mittee. The committee adjourned to meet in St. Louis Monday, June 4, 1808. Mayor Francis te the .President. Washington, February 23. Slayor Francis, of St. Louis Bent the following telegram to President Cleveland: Congratulations to you and the Demo cratic party on the time and location of the convention at St. Louis. It means the fight will be waged squarely on the principles so clearly, forcibly and cour- fttrinllslv on I j tk -i n I.m 1 in -voiir niMjimirA. Signed. J D. f . Francis. STATE PROHIBITION CONVENTION. The Tennessee Brethren in Session- -The Platform ol Principles. Nashville, Tenn., February 23. The State Prohibition convention yesterday was attended by eighty delegates. Twenty-four delegates were appointed to the National Prohibition Convention to meet in Indianapolis, and instructed to vote for General Clinton B. Fisk as the nominee for President. A conven tion was also called for May 16, the sam4 day that the Republican Gubernatorial Convention meets to nominate a candi date for Governor. The nomination of full county, legislative and Congres sional tickets was urged. The platform affirms allegiance to the National Pro hibition party, demands & free ballot, restriction of emigration and liberal ap propriations for education. Account Not so Favorable. San Remo, February 23. The bulletin issued this morning says the German Crown Prince did not have so good a night last night, lecause of the slight increase of the irritation in the trachea. THE GEORGIA SOUTHERN. The Preside nt's Return te Macon Mora Iron Coat In j-Rolling Stock. Etc. Maoon Telerraih. President Sjarks returns to the city n New ork very much gratified at the iu. of the trip, having placed all the bonds Georgia Southern and Florida Railroat. hat there were to place. . He found many arm friends of the road in the North, a 1 of them recogniz ing the fact that, bj the completion of the road, it will fori the great direct ine from the extrei North to the ex treme South. Mr. Sfiarkscanie home to find that the construction fwrce. lias been quite busy, and is puBrimg" the road to com pletion. lhere is now due in lining wick 1.000 . tons of iron for the road, and on its ar rival, which will be in a few days, will be brought direct to Macon. There is also due in the months of April and May, . . m ' .1,, . . . o.uuo tons, i uim wui ouua tne roaa to two miles beyond the town of Cordele. or sixty-six miles. As to rolling stock, there is now com ing fory flat cars, forty box cars, two . passenger coacttes and one combination baggage and express car. These are ex pected early and may be here at any dar. The track is now laid for a distance of twenty-one miles. It is the intention of President 8park to nut ou a regular schedule by the first of May, or earlier if possible. . 1 he road is being built as rapidly as possible, but a delay is expected between tne thirty-third and tnirty-fourth mile fost. This delay will be occasioned by heavy work, the really only heavy works wi ine 1 1 lie. it requires considerable time- to cut mrough it, and the contractors are losing money at that particular point, . which is near the Dooly County line. j-fetween Alacon and Cordele there will be located in a short while at least five first-class saw mii!i, and these will add largely to the earnings of the road. Weather Judications. Eaxlem Florida Fair teeatlter, pre ceded bg light rains in northern portion light to fresh easterly shifting to south erly winds, stationary temperature. Western FloridaThreatening weather and rain, followed by fair weather, light to fresh easterly winds, becoming tot. able, nearly ttmtwnary temperature. .-3 ' f 4..