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and Advertiser. EWS PALATKA EDITION. SEW SKUIES VOL. XI, NO. 15. PALATKA, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, APRIL 10, 1903. $1. Per Year. I w .Tv. v .V ftff as WD US YOUR This is the season of the Panama Hat. The The Low Nec ed Shoe, The Fetching Neck Scarf and other outward evidences of the Gentleman, including J. B. Kirscbaum 3c Go's., HAND IS IS in Donegal Homespun, Flannel, Serge or Cheviot. These Suits all carry with them, in addition to correct style, perfect workmanship and artistic pattern, the guarantee of the makers, that should you find any imper fection in the cloth, or tailoring, the Garment may be returned and the money will be refunded. Our Goods for Spring and Summer, in 4S ft I is Departments, are now in. Fearnside Clothing Co., Palatka, Florida j. J- j. . v' . X.- v The kitchen is as pleasant as the parlor in the kitclv ens we furnish. Bright, saving Kitchen Tin, Granite, Delft, With white eaamel lining ennerly fiardware go,, Lemon Street, Want Help From Legislature. At a meeting of the county scliool board lust Tuesday the following memorial was issued and sent to the Put nam county delegation in Talla hassee: J Ion. K. S. Crill, Senator, Hon. John J'. Wall, Representative, Hon. G. P. Sprague, .Representative, Talla hasse, Fla. : Gentlemen The school board of Putnam county is greatly indebted, the indebtedness at present amount ing to about thirteen thousand dol lars ($18,000). The board lias en deavored to discharge its duty to the people and, at the same time, to be as economical in the expenditure of I In-public funds as consistent with the educational interests of our county. This year the terms of school In the country have been cut down to live (5) months and in the city to six (ti) months and there is a general feeling among our people that we are economizing to the detriment of the children and the school interests. This indeDtediuss greatly worries us and we are endeavoring to curtail all expenses possible, at the same time to provide schools for the chil dren. The county commissioners have levied five (6) mills for school purposes which is the limit under Hie constitution. We do not like to be in debt, and under existing cir cumstances, owing to the deprecia tu.u of the values of property in our county since the freeze, we can not liquidate this indebtedness and pro vide properly for the education of the children. Much has been said about the ex penditure of the moneys realized Horn the United (States in payment of the Indian war claim and . there are no doubt many places where it could be applied to advantage and none of the purposes advocated for the expenditure of this fund are without reason. It is not a question as to where it could be properly ex pended, but ft question of where it is most needed and where it would do the most good under existing cir cumstances, not being able to pro vide for everything. We believe that some of this fund should be applied in behalf of the public schools of the state. We be lieve that all of the state institutions are worthy and Bhould be main iained, but we believe that the. pub lic school is of greater importance than the colleges and higher Institu tions of learning, as it brings relief and affords means of education to tlie masses who need assistance and facilities for education at home, as they are not able to get it elsewhere. We believe that Putnam county is ot rq exception In tbt natter of em ,v Now, Deah Boys, MADE J- J' jr jf- Xv' Xcv- Ok.' w W V new and labor g Utensils. and all Popular wares. to oven doors, racks, etc Palatka, Tla. harassment and necessity, and we be lieve that an appropriation should be made to the scliool boards of the various counties, proportionate to the taxes paid for state purposes by the various counties. We therefore request yon to use your best elforts to secure appropria tions to the various school boards of the counties to be used for public school purposes. 8. J HlLBlTRN, L. K. Trri'KKK, La ban Prick, Board of Public Instruction. J. D. COTTINOHAM, Sunt. Public Instruction. Palatka, Fla., April . 190:i. Quite a Difference in the size of these two piles of money, isn't there? The large pile represents the amount that impru dent buyers spend for the same goods that can be secured at our store for the small pile. Do facts inter est you? If so, call and let us show some of our special values. We take pleasure In showing goods. City Sboe Store, J. I III, Pi. EARS! $ Neo-iio-p h.vt Sir all Ms ". jf. 4. jjti w "V- Midtlletoii-WilliHins Nuptials. The little town of San Mateo was in holiday attire last Wednesday, the happy occasion being the mar riage of Mr. William Spencer Mid dleton of Pomona and Miss Lizzie Alien Williams, daughter of W. N. Williams, Esq., of San Mateo. The marriage ceremony was solemnized at the Presbyterian church at three o'clock in the afternoon. Rev. Win. Stones of Palatka being the officia ting cleigyman. Long before the hour for the cere mony the little church was packed to the doors with friends of the bride and groom, which included the en lire population of San Mateo and scores of people from Palatka, Porno i;a, Welaka, Fruitland, Georgetown and other parts of the county. The church had been beatifully decorated with vines, potted plants palms and flowers, and the pulpit platform was simply an immense hank of floriage which extended to and hid the organ. These, with the brilliant assemblage, made a lilting picture for a springtime troth plight ing. The wedding procession entered the church promptly on the hour set, the bridal couple being preceeded to the altar by Misses Rowley, Dotney, Crosby, Tripp, Robinson, Lyle, Hol- ton and Guthrie, all in white, fol lowed next by the bridesmaid. Miss Ellen Green, leaning on the arm of the best man. Mr. Robert Clester Middleton of Ocala. Next cauie the officiating clergymen, followed by the little flower girls, Florence Wil liams and Lulu Bailey, both in white and scattering buds and flow ers in the path of the bride and groom who entered arm in arm im mediately after. The wedding party moved up the aisle to the strains of Lohengrin's wedding march played by Miss Grace Eowley. The bride was beautifuly gowned in white and carried an immense boquet of bride's roses. At the altar the plighting couple stood facing the assemblage, while on either side of thein stood the bridesmaid and groom. The cere mony was impressive but quickly over, and the happy couple followed by the out-of-town guests made a hasty rush for the boats to Catch trains for the north and south at Pa latka. At the wharf young ladies pelted the bride and groom with showers of rice and all waved fare wells as the boat pulled out into the I road, beautiful and peaceful stream that flowed onward to the great ocean, typical of the beautiful life upon which this happy couple are entering and which their army of friends trust will be a long and love-locked journey to the great ocean of eternity. Among those present from Palatka, Welaka, Fruitland, Pomona and other points were: Judge M. I. Coxe, Hon. Joseph Price, W. E. Carraway, L. A. Smith, J. Walter Hilliard, W. A. Russell, Leo. Jacobson, Lee Ken nerly, G. W, Harmon, W. M. Suggs, C. C. Middleton, Arthur Smith, Misses Ethel Smith, Mary Greene, Kate Owen, Hattie Greene, of Gran din, Eva Green, Maggie Howen, the Misses linker, Claudia Green, John nie Green, Daisy Green, Elizabeth N. Barr, the Misses Hind, Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Bryant, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Allen, Mr. and Mrs. Emory Green, Mrs. Postell, Mrs. J R Cone, Messrs. Ames Green, George Mar shall, and Fred Green. Mr. and Mrs. Middleton left for Asheville. N. C, on the 6 o'clock train from Palatka. After 10 days they will be at home in a beautiful residence wbicb Mr. Middleton hM but rteentJy completed, at Pomona. t CURIOUS t i STORIES, t J From the News of the Week. Deaf Patients Hear Opera Five patients from the New York institute for the instruction of the deaf and blind attended a perform ance of "The Daughter of the Regi ment" at the Metropolitan opera house recently and were enabled to hear perfectly by the aid of the "acousticon," the invention of Miller Reeves Hutchinson of Mobile. Ala.. with which the initial experiments were recently made with success. The appliance is in three pieces. The heart of the invention is cen tered in a vulcanized disk that may be attached to a waistcoat or under clothing. The reverse side of this disk is hollow and filled with gases, the nature of which Mr. Hutchinson alone knows. The earpiece, which resembles that of a telephene, and the vulcanized disc are connected by wires and an electric storage battery that is easily carried in a pocket supplies the current that connects the disc and the earpiece. Fortune Lost and Found A. Lichenliauer, a stock exchange member, had barely seated himself in an orchestra chair in the Bijou theater one evening recently wh-jn he suddenly sprang up and with strides of immense length and high velocity shot toward the door. In a corner of the outer lobby of the the atre a negro boy was rising from a bended attitude with a bunch of pa per scraps in his two blaek lists. At that instant the swift-moving broker was on mm and the hunch of waste was torn from his hands. "Wha-wha-y' doiu'?" said the black boy as the litter sifted by the man's fingers fell on the floor. Suddenly there was a deep sigh of relief, the broker had extracted a bit of yellow paper from the rubbish. He smoothed it out, folded it and put it in his pocket . Then he handed the negro boy, who is Frankie Ward, one of May Irwin's pickaninnies, $10. The thing the broker had sought and found was a $10,000 bill. He had dropped it from his pocket book while purchasing two tickets at the window. Stranher Than Siamese Twinh Stranger than the case of the Si amese twins is that of George and Margaret Clark, horn with a con necting tissue at the base of the bruin. These children, aged 12 years, have Just died at Greeu Bower Lodge, N. J. Althougn the tissue was severed immediately after birth, telepathic sympathy always existed between the twins. When one slept the other slept, they learned to walk at tlie same time. J I one wisiied to no a thing, the same thought was in the mind of the other. When eight years old the girl visited her aunt in Dover, and the boy at Home told his parents everything she did while cone. Three weeks ago the girl was seized with the grip while visiting at Green Point, and the boy at the same mo ment became sick. Both died at tlie same minute. Life on 15 Cents a Day Beans are much more "filling" than oatmeal. This the only fact of Interest to savants that Annie Jansen decided after keeping herself and her two children alive for five years, as she alleged, on an allow ance of 15 cents a day. Their diet was restricted to beans, bread, on ions and beer. It was a tale of Long Island City family economics before Magistrate Luke Connorton in which the pitiful story of poverty was re vealed. The Jansen woman, a come ly Swede, asked the magistrate to compel Carl Jansen, a well-built and apparently well-fed man of about 45 years, to Increase the allowance. Jansen is employed by an electric lighting company. He did not show any emotion us the woman told her story. "One day," the woman told the magistrate, "I buy a quart of soup beans for 6 cents and a 4-cent loaf of bread, saving 5 cents for beer. I make the bread last two days, and manage to buy a few onions, which we eat raw or make into soup. Then I manatee to save a few pennies and just keen in pepper and salt. I did try buying oatmeal, out it wumi i near as filling as beans." Jansen said the allowance of 15 cents a day was for beer. "I found she was drinking so much beer," said Jansen, "that I cut this allowance down to 10 cents a day." Baby Witi a Silver Lixi.vo Every cloud has a silver lining, but few babies can make the same boast. The youngster who does hold this unique position is Miss Rosie Kothstein, 11 niontns oiu, ot JNew York City. Rosie was rather fretful the other night, and after her mother had walked the floor for several hours she decided on a little tea syrup. The room was dark and she gave the dose without looking at tnc bottle. In a few moments Rosie was a very sick child. Dr. Leopold Har ris was called. He could not make out just what was the matter, and asked what had been given the baby. The mother said tea syrup, but when she got the bottle from which she noured the dose she was horrified to see she had given her child silver plating fluid. The doctor worked for an Hour or more ana succeeded in getting Rosie out of danger. Her little brother thought they should give her a cloth to swallow so 'a to put tlie proper pousn on tne silver. A Demonstration of what Chambe bkklain's Colic, Choliba and Diab- KHOIA BEMEDI CAN Do. 'One of our customers, a highly re spected ollizen of this place, bad been for tea years a sufferer from chronic dinrrh'ea." writes Waldeu i, Martin, druggists, of Enterprise, Ala. He had used various patent preparations and had been treated by phyplclans without any permanent benelit. A few months ago be commenced taking Chamberlain's (Julio, Cholera and Dlarrhaw Itemed; aud In a short time was entirely cured. Many citizens of Enterprise who know these gentlemen will testify to the truth fulness of this statem nt For sale by Ackermsn btewart, druggists. John Wanamaker has sold Every body's Magasin In Nw York to a corporation. HOW HUSBANDS SHOP. A Blouae That It Wu Certain Woula Rot Pleaae the Ladr. The pleasures of shopping are as rig orously denied to "mere man" as are the advantages of whistling to fair wo man. The decree, being nature's own. Is universal, and the attempts made to contravene It are few and unsuccess ful. An exception, more apparent than real, was made a few days ago by an uxorious Berlin husband intent on pre senting bis better half with a new blouse. He hurriedly entered one of the first shops in the capital and con fided his intention to the graceful young lady assistant. "I want a blouse a good one. You understand. It must be gllk-tue best silk." "May I ask what color you prefer?" Inquired the superior young saleswom an, with a smile. "Oh, I'm not particular about the col or, but I may sny that it may cost from 80 to 40 marks." "And the cut?" "The cut? Well, I really don't much care. After all, It comes to the same thing." "May I ask about the lady for whom Wis destined?" "Why, she Is my wife, of course! Whom else (lid you" "I beg your pardon. What I meant was what is her size, at least approxi mately?" "It doesn't matter in the least. Please show me some blouses, one blouse, any blouse, and let nic go, for I am in a hurry to catch a train." "With pleasure, sir, but if you can not give me an Idea of the color, cut or size or anything else to guide me bow can I hope to suit you f "Give me nny blouse you like so long as the price Is between 30 and 40 marks. It doesn't matter a straw what cut or color or size I choose, for in any case It's certain to be i hanged. I told you It Is for a lady!" London Telegraph. SHOPS IN JAPAN. The Floora Are the Countera and Squatting- rincea of Bnyera. To start a Japanese shop Is the slm plest thing in the world. You take the frout off your house aud arrange your worldly possessions on the floor. Japanese floors are raised off the street, though nothing Is raised off them. The transient customer sits on the edge of the Moor sidesaddle. A real shopper who means to do the thing properly climbs up on the floor, which Is also the counter, and squats on his heels. Real Japanese shops have no doors or windows or counters." Shop windows in England do not leave much wall in the frontage, but even an English shop window does not tuke the whole front of the house. The Japanese have not many regular shops. There are very few streets of shops even in Tokyo, which is as large as Berlin. Foreigners never buy any thing hut curios. If they are fools, they deal with shops kept by Euro peans; If they want bargains, they deal with Chinamen. There arc many Chinese shops In treaty ports. The Chinaman Is cheaper mid -wore reliable than the Japanese. European shopkeepers do not set up In Japan for philanthropic reasons. Jap anese shopkeepers are the lowest class of population except the outcasts. Servants and laborers take precedence of them in society, and precedence Is the hobby of the Japanese. You have a different bow and a dif ferent salutation for a man who Is be low you or your equul, and several for the people above you. You have even a different language for each, and Jap anese writing wriggles like carving on their temples. London Standard. 0.nlle Another Thin;. "He was unable to meet his bills, I understand?" "Well, that's where you're wrong. He couldn't dodge them." Chicago Post The Taylor Lectures. Rev. E. O. Taylor. D. D. of Boston, lecturer, specialist and author, will deliver a series of lectures at the Baptist church beginning Sunday evening. Dr. Taylor will also lec ture on Monday, Tuesday and Wed nesday evenings following. The lec tures begin 7:ii0. No admission fee will he charged at the door. Dr. Taylor has but just finished a lecture engagement in Jacksonville, and the daily papers of that city gave up much space to a report of his meetings. He lectured to crowd ed houses nightly. Dr. Taylor is neither a discredited minister looking for a job, nor a sen sationalist, nor a political crank with a hobby, nor a reformed drunkard with a history to exploit. He is not coming for newspaper notoriety, nor as the advance agent of a political party. He is coming to put in three or four days of hard work in helping good people to meet some phases of bad citizenship, and to build up the moral and spiritual interesU of the city. This to be done through the earnest, plain, logical presentation of the fundamental principles of good government, and always with the motive to honor God as the author of human government, and Jesus Christ as the ideal citizen. A PaoMrNENT Minister Brtomminds Chamkkrlain'8 Colic, ( holkba and Diarrhoea Remidt Rev. Francis J Davidson, pastor of the St. Matthew Baptist church and pres ident of the Third District Baptist As sociation, 2731 Second tst. New Orleans, writes as follows: "I have used Cham berlain's ('olio. Cholera and Dlarrea Remedy for cramps and pains In the stomach and found It excellent. It Is In fact the best cramp and collo remedy I have ever used. Also several ot my pariohoners have used It with equally satisfactory result. For sals by Acker. naa Suwart, druggUU, STATU NEWS. Lieut-Gen. Nelson A. Miles, com mander of the army, is at Pensacola. The Florida Medical society is in session at St. Augustine. Helen Wilmans-l'ost is not there. Rev. William Fremont Blackmail, Ph. D., has been installed president of Rollins College, Winter Park, in place of Geo M. Ward, D. I)., retired. L. L. Meigs of Orange Springs is doing a big turpentine business, t ie nas recently put in a telephone line connecting his ofiice with his store at t ort Brooke. Capt. Benj. M. Burroughs of Talla hassee is dead. He was a confeder ate veteran and a pioneer railroad man of Florida known in all part of the state. The report of the state treasurer shows a total balance of $l,13",;22,tl in the various state funds. )i this amount $(i!ii!,D4tl is in the Indian War Claim fund. Dr. S. Stringer a prominent physi cian of Brooksville, and brother-in-law of Judge J. B. Wall of Tampa, is dead. Dr. Stringer was one of the best known men in the state. The Kissimmee Gazette has been changed to an 8-page paper. Editor Pound is making valuable improve ments all along the line. He is a sure-thing newspaper man, you know. George Russell and W. E. Fosnot are joint owners of a row boat on Lake Weir. They quarreled Sunday and Russell knocked Fosnot, who is a one-legged man, overboard. Fos uot's son then took a hand and cut Russell severely. Whynot. Congressman Davis addressed a reunion of Confederate veterans at Lake Butler last Saturday. He ad vocated more liberal pensions for the old soldiers. The old veterans made frequent reference to their desire to see Mr. Davis the next governor of r lorida. Co-education has received another blow. Miss Emily Beyer a student at Rollins college, Winter Park, has eloped with a Mr. Bonfleld of New ork. tier education is llnisbed. Nothing lias been heard of the elopers, since they sloped last week l' riday. The Volusia County Record is au thority for the report that 72 stu dents left Stetson university last week on account of the scandal and poisonous moral atmosphere which constantly surrounds them. Kent Hall is empty of studends and a pri vate family lias moved in. Gov. Jennings message to the leg islature is a long one aud has many valuable suggestions. His sugges tion that the balance in the Indian War Claims Fund be used to pay the bonded indebtedness of tlie slate is not the least valuable. Get out of debt Is a good motlofor tlie state as well as th(! individual. The Southern Beef company of Ft. Meade and Boston has been organ ized. The company will raise beef in Florida oif velvet beans and cassa va and ship it to Boston in the hope that because the stuff was fattened on beans (and velvet ones at that) that it will be well received. The company has 2,000 acres of good, well watered land near Ft. Meads. The Foster kaolin works at Orange. Springs have had an active and suc cessful season's operation. They are equipped with the most modern and improved machinery for the preparation of their product. They have a railroad under construction from their works to Fort Brooke, on the Ocklawaha river, where they can secure favorable water transporta tion rates. C. F. Vincent, Paul Lelnne and Sidney and Edward Aveilhe, promi nent young men of Tampa went down Tampa Bay last Saturday night in a sail boat, for the purpose of enjoving a Sunday fishing picnic. The sail boat was capsized and the boys spent hours in the water clinging to the capsized boat before they were res cued. Vincent is dead from the ex posure. The water was cold. The following are the officers of the state senate. President, Frank Adams; president pro-tern; C. A. Carson; Secretary, T. J. Appleyard; assistant secretary, L. L. Ramsey; bill secretary, Fred L. Robertson; reading secretary, C. B. Robinson; assistant, John R. Wills; engrosing secretary, Benj. L. Blackburn; en rolling clerk, John J. Byrne; record ing secretary, John W. Cannon; jan itor, O. R. Kirchof; doorkeeper, T. A. Morgan; Chaplain, Rev. E. H. Reynolds; sergeant-at-arms, Geo Hawkins; messenger, lT. V. McGas kill: pages, Ray Neel, T. F. McCall, jr., and Peeler Stevens. In the House the following were selected: Speaker, Cromwell Gibbons; chief clerk, Dr. rt'm. F. Bvnum; assistant, John G. Keller; bill clerk, Geo B. Dickerson; reading clerk, X. W. Marion; assistant, W. E. Leitner; engrossing clerk, A. S. York ; enroll ing clerk, R. E. Dickenson; record ing clerk, John D. Trammel; sergeant-at-arms, Capt. E. P. Rice; messenger, H. M. Wharton; chap lain, Rev. F. W. Cramer; doorkeep er, Jesse Summer; pages, Harry Fanning, Lyman Helvington, Willie Johnson, and George B. Ames. The Key West Inter-Ocean is au thority for the following story: A gang of men employed in cleaning land for the government at Key West discovered a cave, the en trance to which was covered by a large flat stone. With lanterns they entered the cave and "what they saw chilled the very marrow of their bones and made their hair stand on end. About the further end of the cave, which was about twenty feet square, stood a table with a common wooden chair alongside. What hor rified them, however, was the body of a man, petrified, sitting on the chair and his head resting on his arm. A heavy iron chain, riveted to an iron band around his waist, was fastened to an iron ring in the wall. Two keirs containing gold coins were at his feet. One filled with Ameri can eagles, and the other contained Spanish doubloons. None of them bore the date later than 1840, thus showing that the body must have remained where found for sixty-odd years. There was about $100,000 in money which will go to the govern ment, enough to reimburse It for the parthsju pries ! the laueV1 I $ People in the t t J News of the Week. Senator Allison says (he issue of I he campaign of l'.XH will be the tar- iir. "Golden Rule" Jones was on Mon day last re-elected mayor of Toledo, Ohio. President Roosevelt is roughing it on horseback through Yellowstone Park. A. G. Smildlng, ex-base ball mag nate, has joined a theosophist colony in Point Lorna, Cal. Michael Davitt is now 57. He has been jailed three times for speeches offensive to England. Tom L. Johnson, democrat, has been re-elected mayor of Cleveland, O., by several thousand majority. J. D. Huorner of Los Angeles, Cal., has ejected dogs and installed two big gray geese as guardians of his home. John D. Rockefeller. Jr., is travel ing in Mexico, and is reported giving $5 gold pieces to all the beggars he meets. Hamilton Fish is boomed for the republican nomination for governor of New York. His father held the job in 1H4H. Geroiiimo. the famous Apache In dian chief, is to be the chief exhibit in an Indian exhibition to be held next summer in New York. Prof. H. S. Eekles of Philadelphia has invented a new embalming fluid. and to prove its efficacy carries about with him from city to city a Human body preserved uy it. Mrs. P. A. Valentine lias just com pleted a building in Oconomowoc, Wis., to bouse her dogs at a cost of $",(HK). It is roofed with imitation bark and is iieated by s,enm. Rev. J. L. Leilicii of Salt Lake City, recently called Senator Reed Smoot ol U tall, a poiygainist, lias lost his job in consequence. Now he says he'll prove it. Rev. Gustavo Tutiper, a divinity student in Northwestern Vniversity, Chicago, has been expelled just be cause lie peeked into tlie girls' dor mitory windows on one or two even ings ami scared several co-eds almost into a spasm. Rev. C. M. Sheldon of Toneka, Kas., says that after he had married a couple not long ago the bridegroom fumbled in his pockets nervously without producing anything and finally admitted that he had neg lected to provide for the clergyman's fee. "But," he added, brightening iil, "I can show you how to fix your gas meter so that it won't register." When President Roosevelt started on his 14,000 mile outing he took with him but; two secretaries, one doctor, three stenographers, three messen gers, two secret service men, one poet-naturalist, representatives of three pre ss associations, representa tives of three illustrated papers, one official photographer, and two tele graph operators, and will make but 200 speeches. James McNeill Whistler, on whom the University of Glasgow is to con fer the honorable degree of LL. I)., is an American artist. He is an offi cer in t he Legion of Honor, a mem ber of the Societi Nationals des Artists Francais, of the Royal Acad emy of St. Luke, Rome, of the Royal Academy of Bavaria, of the Royal Academy of Dresden, a commander of the Order of the Crown of Italy, and a chevalier of the Order of St. Michael. At present Whistler is living in Paris. Clark Butler Whittier. one of the professors of the new $200,000 law scliool of the University of Chicago, lias the distinction of having bad a nine months leave of absence from his duties as professor for Dr. Har per before he was ever present or had performed a minute's work for tlio university. He accepted a call from the big university nine months ago, but was attacked by typhoid fever, so that he could not take his chair. He was immediately granted an indefinite leave of absence by the university at full pay until be could recover. A Vegetable Flyer. In speaking of Mr. J. R. Parrott's progressive management of the Flor ida Fast Coast Railway, the Lake Worth News, published nt Palm Beach, says: "In the early days of the road a traveler from Jacksonville had but one train a day and no better accom modation than an ordinary day coach. He left early in the morning and was reasonably sure of at least fourieen hours on board before reach ing Palm Beach, and probably from two to three hours longer, depending on the amount of freight to be han dled at way stations. As years passed on and traffic increased the road has ever had consideration for tho comfort of its patrons. The run ning time and mileage rates havo been steadily reduced, while the con veniences of travel have increased. The parlor car is now in commission all the year round, and the running time between Jacksonville and Mi ami compares favorably with that of other and older roads. "Now we learn that the vegetable flyer, with sleeper attached, will probably be kept on all summer. This will be a great convenience to all through passengers, the number of whom increases yearly, and the people will appreciate it. "Considering the undeveloped na ture of the country in 1894 and the absolute absence of any freight busi ness to speak of, few roads can show more rapid and consistent growth than has the Florida East Coast un der Mr. J. R. Parrottt's management. His policy and that of the road has always been the upbuilding of the resources of the country, and a con sideration of the wants of the trav eling public. The records of ten years snow that rates have been re duced as businiss increased, and that one convenience after another has been introduced. "This is, no doubt, the policy which will most accomplish the speedy development o' th-j east coast and consequently the enduring pro, rity ( the read,"