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Vol. 1. No. 45. OCALA, FLORIDA, AUG. 5,1895. Price Five Cents
PUBLISHED EVERY DAY IN THE WEEK EXCEPTING SUNDAY.
IN AND ABOUT THE TOWN.
Some Things You Know and Some
Things You Don't Know.
Chickens, big, little, old and
young, today at Gray's.
M. A Riche, of Savannah, was
in town Sunday.
A fine lot of young fat chickens
for sale today at Gray's.
A. E. Ramsdell, of Juliette, was
in the city Sunday.
Six-room house tor rent on South
Third street. Apply to C. D.
C. F. Smith, of Gainesville, was
in town yesterday.
Remember, we are closing out
our entire line of Straw Hats AT
COST. Davidson & VanEchop.
F. L. Williams went to Jackson Jacksonville
ville Jacksonville this morning.
V A. R. Griffin was seen in the
brick city yesterday.
D. Ripson, of Jacksonville, visit visited
ed visited Ocala yesterday.
Houses to rent from $5 to $15.
Inquire of I Stevens.
Dr. J. F. Smith, of Gainesville,
was in our city yesterday.
M Houghton took Sunday din dinner
ner dinner at the Montezuma yesterday.
H. W. Frazer, of the Meadows,
was at the Ocala house yesterday.
Puff Bosom Shirts, white and
Davidson & VanEchop.
M. Fishel returned from Tampa
yesterday, where he has been on
Mis LilHe Frost has returned
from Oriole, where she was visit visiting
ing visiting friends.
Take your music to the Witness
job office and have it bound into a
bo k with your name in gold on
M. L. Payne, county superinten superintendent,
dent, superintendent, was registered at the, Monte-,
Miss Allene Edwards is spend spending
ing spending a few days in the country with
the family of Capt. Pyles.
We are still in the Custom Made
Clothing business and can fit you.
Pi ices right.
Davidson & VanEchop.
Miss Daisy Nelson left Saturday
for Georgia, where she will spend
the summer visiting friends.
Any porson wishing a good pas pasture
ture pasture for either horses or cattle will
please call on B. H. Seymour,
Ocala, Fla. Terms reasonable.
36- 2 w
Herbert Crook and wife re returned
turned returned from Oriole Saturday,
where they hrve been on a short
We carry one of the most com
plete lines of Men s Pine Shoes in
Patent Leather, Cordovan
Davidson & VanEchop.
Work on the Silver Springs
railroad will begin this week for a
certainty, and wiil be pushed rap rap-i'
i' rap-i' ly ahead.
The Star was highly compli complimented
mented complimented in the meeting of the
Temperance Reform club yester-
It von want a vomi fiaily paper,
I The Star will suit vou.
Mrs. H. Stacy, at corner of Mag
nolia and Fifth street, will want a
few good gentleman boarders at
3-5 Per week, Best of accom accommodations
modations accommodations in town for the money.
Ben Mayo, of Jacksonville, who
is employed in the F. C. & P. rail-
road omces in tnat city, came
down to visit his parents yester
Figures do not lie. Multiply S36
by 7 and you have $500 provided
you invest seven times thirty-six
with the Covenant Building and
Loan association. Ask M. M.
Little about it.
Frank E. Harris, editor of the
Banner, is in Washington on busi business,
ness, business, presumably connected with
his new silver paper that he is ex expected
pected expected to start soon.
The Covenant Building and
Loan association will pay you 8 per
cent for the use of your money, or
loan you theirs at 6 per cent.
Which do you prefer? M. M.
Little will explain to you.
W. E. Allen, commissioner from
Mcintosh, says C. L. Bittinger is
the only hustling newspaper man
in the town, as Mr. Bittinger went
down and slept with him last
There are a good minv people
in town tod iv. The cour ty com commissioners
missioners commissioners are in tall sess'on, and
after tody there will be some dis
appointed newspaper men in these
We regret to learn that Captain
J. A. Larnerd of the PUnr .system,
is very sick with a bili-us attack
which, combined with his feeble
state of health, makes it very hard
Davidson & VanEchop are now
in their new quarters and are ready
to serve their many customers bet better
ter better than herebefore. Everybody
invited to inspect our new line of
Davidson & VanEchop.
W. G. Barry has just completed
a job of gas plumbing over the
First National bank. James Chace,
the popular dentist, had a stove
and several lights put in. Several
other rooms were furnished with
A man from Leesburg, while re returning
turning returning last night on the F. C. &
P. excursion from Fernandina, had
his feet '..ticking out of the car
window between Waldo and Starke,
when they came in contact with a
wood rack and something had to
break and that something was
the man's foot.
Cheapest excursion ever inaugu inaugurated
rated inaugurated in the south. From Palatka
to Atlanta and return for only $4
for the round trip. Leaves Palatka
4:45 p.m. August 19, leaves Lake
City 7:17 p.m., leaves Genoa 7.55
f kets good for four days return'
C. M. Ackerman, president of
the Florida National Building and
Loan Association, came up Satur Saturday
day Saturday from a business trip to South
Florida in the interest of his com company,
pany, company, and is off again to look up
new business. Mr. Ackerman is a
worker and will prove a valuable
executive of this well known com
ANOMAZIES IN FREIGHTS.
By all rail from Jacksonville to
Nashville the rate on potatoes, cab cabbage
bage cabbage and onions is 90 cents per
100 pounds in car lots. A barrel
of potatoes is figured at 175
pounds; a barrel of cabbage or
onions at 150 pounds. This would
make the rate on a barrel of pota potatoes
toes potatoes 80 1-2 cents; on a barrel of
cabbage or onions, 69 cents.
From Nashville to Jacksonville
the rate on a barrel of potatoes is
40 1-4 cents; on a barrel of cab cabbage
bage cabbage or onions 35 1-4 cents. The
southbound rates are just about
half the northbound rates.
It is up hill going to Nashville;
it is down hill coming to Jackson Jacksonville.
ville. Jacksonville. The fresh, green produce of
Florida is probably, on an average,
run through on a little faster time
than is given to the more matured
and seasoned produce of the
northern states. We doubt if these
two considerations increase the ex expense
pense expense of northbound freight 25 per
cent, whereas it is charged 100 per
cent more. Can any outsider give
any reason for this discrepancy,
except that new Florida potatoes,
etc., are expected to realize higher
prices in the north than northern
produce does in Florida?
By the Clyde steamships, from
Jacksonville to New York, onions,
potatoes and cabbage are charged
60 cents per barrel. From New
York to Jacksonville, 18 cents per
100 pounds, which brings potatoes
to 31 1-2 cents per barrel, and cab
bage and onions to 27 cents a bar barrel.
rel. barrel. On the other hand, oranges
from Jacksonville to New York
are charged a special rate of 35
cents a box (80 pounds), whereas
oranges coming from New York to
Jacksonville are charged at the
rate of 55 cents per 100 pounds,
which makes the charge on a stan standard
dard standard box 44 cents.
It is understood that this dis discrimination
crimination discrimination in favor of oranges
north bound is made to favor Flor Florida
ida Florida growers as against the Italians,
and for this favor Florida growers
are doubtless duly grateful. But
why this discrimination against
potatoes, etc., north bound in favor
of those south bound? The ocean
is level, and the steamers make
about the same speed both ways,
so the expenses both ways ought
to be about alike.
We fear that here again the only
reason that could be discovered for
this discrepancy is the supposed
higher prices obtained for north northbound
bound northbound produce over southbound.
On an average, Florida growers
probably do realize more per barrel
for their produce than do the
northern growers, but they are
forced to incur higher expenses for
labor and fertilizers, and they are
not really able to stand any higher
charges for transportation, if so
Later we shall examine this sec second
ond second branch of the subject. Flor Florida
ida Florida Farmer and Fruit-Grower.
SAILOR HATS 1
Two cases just received.
the latest styles" at
Mrs. C. A. Brown's.
PROF. COLBY DEAD.
As we go to press we learn that
Prof. C. H. Colby died in Mere Meredith,
dith, Meredith, N. H., Friday night, Aug. 2,
and will be buried at 2 o'clock to tomorrow
morrow tomorrow in the cemetery at that
place. Mrs. Colby was with him
and will probably return in a short
time. The news is a shock to
every one, as Prof. Colby was one
of the best known men in Ocala
and was universally liked. He has
had consumption for some time
and his death is not unexpected to
a great many. Some two weeks
ago a telegram was received by
M. M. Little, secretary of Tulula
Lodge, I. O. O. F., of which Mr.
Colby was a member, saying that
he was dangerously ill, but it was
thought that he had recovered
temporarily. To his sorrowing
friends and relatives the people
extend their sincere sympathy.
His family have lost a dear mem member
ber member and Ocala one of her best
citizens one whose place will be
hard to fill.
The funeral will be conducted
by Belknap Lodge, I. O. O. F., of
Meredith, N. H.
The tax book for 1894 will close
the 1st of September and property
will be advertised for sale first
Monday in October next.
Come and pay your taxes and
save expenses. F. D. Pooser,
Tax Collector Marion county, Fla.
July 30, 1895.
Another Cheap and Delightful
Excursion to Amelia Beach. At
the solicitation of patrons the
Florida Central and Peninsular
railroad has agreed to run one of
the cheap One Dollar Excursions
to Amelia beach on a week day, so
giving all those who do not pat
ronize Sunday excursions an op
portunity to spend a pleasant day
enjoying the cool ocean breezes
and a delightful surf bath. A spe special
cial special train will leave Ocala at 6 a m
Thursday morning, Aug. 8, arriv arriving
ing arriving at the beach about 11:30 a.m.
Returning, leave the beach at 7
p.m., and arriving in Ocala about
12 that night. This excursion
should be well patronized by ladies
and children, whose comfort will
be specially looked after. Tickets
can be purchased of R G. Blake,
at the city office, during afternoon
of Wednesday, Aug. 7, and at de depot
pot depot morning of the 8th. Let
everybody who wants to spenn a
pleasant day on old ocean's shore
take advantage of this excursion.
Tickets only $1 (One Dollar).
SAINT PONTIUS PILATE.
The 25th dav of June in one
part of the world, where the Aby Aby-sinnian
sinnian Aby-sinnian church prevails, is held in
highest respect as Saint Pilate's
day no less a personage than Pon Pontius
tius Pontius Pilate. The greatest festival
of the year is the vast lustration,
almost amounting to an annual
baptism of the whole nation, on
the feast of Epiphany, and Pilate
is canonized because he "washed
But Pilate is not only a saint but
a martyr. To make out this claim
it is related that the Emperor Ti-
berius, startled at the universal
darkness that fell on the Roman
empire on the day of the crucifix crucifixion,
ion, crucifixion, summoned Pilate to answer
for having caused it. The story
is that Pilate was condemned to
death and beheaded, and his wife
died of joy at the thought of her
husband being a Christian martyr.
Not everybody is aware that
Lazarus, the brother of Mary and
Martha, is said by tradition to have
died at Marseilles, where he was
the first preacher of the Christian
DOES IT PAY ?
Biltmore is the imperial mansion
of George W. Vanderbilt, near
Asheville, in North Carolina. He
is a New Yorker, with a Southern
home. Built almost entirely of
Indiana granite, its foundations
alone cost 400,000. Th tennis tennis-court
court tennis-court cost 30,000. The mansion,
three hundred feet by one hundred
and ninety, with the walled courts
and stables, covers about two acres
The ballroom is one of the grand grandest
est grandest in the world. House, with con contents,
tents, contents, will cost about three and a
half millions. The entire country
seat is estimated to cost, if plans
are carried out, more than $5,000, $5,000,-000.
000. $5,000,-000. Nearly all the owner's eye
rests upon is his. Josh Moore's
small white house of four or five
rooms, standing on its patch of
nine acres, withinless than a mile
of the superb mansion on the hill,
is the eyesore exception. The col colored
ored colored man won't sell it for $9000.
It is worth about $900 The expe experience
rience experience of the Brandenburg elector
and the sturdy miller is repeated
in the Blue Ridge mountains. Van Vanderbilt
derbilt Vanderbilt and Moore own the most
celebrated locality in them. Splen Splendid
did Splendid aestheticism and squalid pov poverty
erty poverty are in close proximity, and
each mayhap envies what the other
Is this expenditure justifiable?
It involves in fact the redistribu redistribution
tion redistribution of five million dollars capital
among the laborers and artisans
whose united efforts place the pal palace
ace palace on the hill. But is the effect
of their labor productive of largest
good to the commonweal? Gen Generations
erations Generations hence, Biltmore may serve
as a public institution. Costly
residence often ruins the resident
and it will cost colossally to live
suitably at Biltmore. Five million
dollars expended in building a rail railroad
road railroad create many millions more.
Five million dollars expended on
park and palace of princely pro proprietor
prietor proprietor won't pay enough to foot
the tax bills. Five million dollars
expended in building churches, col colleges
leges colleges and eleemosynary institu institutions,
tions, institutions, and in sustaining them, in indirectly
directly indirectly create more millions than
a railroad besides bing of enor enormous
mous enormous service in the evolution and
enrichment of intellect and relig religion.
ion. religion. Many men know how to make
money, but not how to use it to
the best advantage. Better is it
to build up one human temple in
the likeness ot the Christ than to
erect a thousand Biltmores. The
opportunities of time and eternity
are not confined to multimillionaires.
The Best, Most Complete and Most
R. B. Mitchell &
Stylish Line of
Drugs, Chemicals, Patent Medicines,
Fancy Goods, Stationery, &c.
Soda Water and Ice Cream.
Physician's Prescriptions Corefully Compounded.
: Post Office Drug Store.
lL iwi j MAi. Z-W Vvv -AAvi. ZPV
George D. Courtney's
City Market Grocery,
is the best place in the city to buy your fresh
groceries. A complete line of Staple and Fancy
Groceries constantly on hand. I keep every everything
thing everything in the grocery line. Country Produce,
Chickens and Eggs bought and sold. Bread,
Pies and Cakes fresh from the bakery.
OTVJC 3I V OVIIv AND CONA INCGD.
One Door North from City Market, Ocala, Fla.
High Grade Goods,
Low Grade Prices.
Repairing and Engraving.
All Work Guaranteed at A. E. Burnett's, Jeweler.
Merchants' Block, Ocala, Fla.
Gi the Flies Worry You to Death
and eat up the food your family should have, when the
Yankee Novelty Works
Are putting up such Nice ru
Window and Door Screens u
We manufacture All Kinds of 5CROLL WORK, BRACKETS, MOULDING
rURNING, WINDOW and DOOR FRAHES, CABINETS, and all kinds of
Carpenter and Job Work. A full supply of
fu Rnnrrh onrl MrooCQn Ntsacnnon I nmhor f!rmoonli r n t-lortrl o
PJ LOWEST CASH PRICES.
NORTH OF F. C. & P. DEPOT. OCALA, FLA.
GEO. A. NASH,
Dry Goods, Notions, Shoes, Etc.
FINE DRESS GOODS,
Laces and Embroidery,
Trunks and Valises.
Agents for Buttericks Patterns
OUR MOTTO: We study to please our customers.
Ocala, : : : : : Florida.
oys aed CMldrenis
CLOTHING IN THE MARKET A
TO ST. PETERSBURG
AND OPTICAL GOODS.
Cleaning, Repairing and Engraving.
GUARANTEED FIRST-CLASS WORK.
North Side Square, Ocala, Fla.
Fred Q .B.Wei he,
L. P. Jumeau Laboratory
ANALYTICAL AND TEGHHIGAL CHEMISTRY,
P. O. Box 402. Ocala, Fla.
This Laboratory makes a specialty of Chemical Analysis of
Phosphate, but all other kinds of analysis will receive prompt
attention. We have the patronage of the Gie des Phosphates
de France; Messrs Thuiller & Clarke, the -Consolidated Phos Phosphate
phate Phosphate Co., and their clients.
Assays and Analysis of Earths. Waters and Fertilizers.
The most approved methods followed. All rates as
reasonable as consistent with high class of work.
Jg Laboratory located on second floor of Southern Express Co's bldg.
Via Piant System.
On August 5 will sell round trip
tickets to St. Petersburg and re return
turn return for only $2.50, good until Au August
gust August 8, giving three days at the
finest fishing grounds on the gulf.
Train leaves Oca'a 3:15 p.m., An
gust 5. Don't forget the date.
For tickets and further informa information
tion information call on C. F. Fajkks,
City Ticket Agt., Ocala house,
F. J. Huijkk,
Ticket Agt., Fla. So. Depot.
This press has only been used a bout
six months and will be sold at a Bar Bargain.
gain. Bargain. Address "Star," Ocala, Fla.
The Ocala Photo Co.
opposite Montezuma Hotel.
inestj Photos, Portraits and Views.
BABIES QUICK AS A WINK!
IS OUR SPECIALTY
and is made only by us.
Call and see Samples.
FOLLEK & CLAKK,
Corn, Oats, Hay, Vegetables, Etc.
Chickzens and Kggs a Specialty
Butler Block Corner Orange Avenue and Exposition St.
Ocala, : : : : : rida
MRS. M. E. HODGE,
Dress Making and General Sewing.
Ali;Cuttlng, Sewing and Pitting done in the Latest 5ty!e, at the Lowest Prices and
on short notice.
"Rooms Upstairs, Worth Side Square. Ocala, Fie.
Buggies & Harness.
Two highest award at World's
Fair for Ntrnt?t.ti,llaut.y and
Low Irloe. Wix years ao e
discarded the Dealer and l?an
selling direct to Consumer at
wholesale prices. Itenult: up upward
ward upward f 100,000 Vehicle Mtlfl
and our factory now the largest
on earth. dealing direct with con consumers.
sumers. consumers. Send for our nininmoth
'A-' far. 667.6a. J 26 page illnstrnt. free trtl-Kie.
ALLIANCE CARRIAGE CO., CINCINNATI. O.
J. A. Pittman & Co.,
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Undertakers and Embalmers.
Dealers in Coffins, Iron and Wood Wooden
en Wooden Caskets, Burial Outfits.
Charges lower than ever before in
Ocala. Also dealers in all kinds
of Second-Hand Furniture.
Prompt attention given to all
orders by mail or telegram.
OCALA HOUSE BARBER SHOP,
Our Prices on Job Work c. v. m c c o v
Are the Most Reasonable.
The oldest and best established
Barber in the city. Only expert
Attorney at Law.
Room 3, Merchants' Block,
OCA LA, FLA.
James H. Hill,
Attorney at Law.
County Judge's office in Court
T. P. Lloyd,
Attorney at Law,
1 5 rooks i 1 lo
Will Practicc in all Courts.
John G. Reardon,
Attorney at Law,
Will piactice in all Courts.
OCA LA, FLA.
James D. McConnell,
Attorney at Law.
Office in First National Bank
OCA LA, FLA.
E. P. Allen,
Attorney at Law.
Room 3, Merchants' Block,
OCA LA, FI.A.
A. H. R. Fredrick, M. D.
Physician & Surgeon.
Diseases of Women and Children
Office opposite Arlington Hotel.
R. D. Fuller,
'Office over Merchants' National
Office over First National Bank
E. F. Brown, M. D.,
Physician & Surgeon.
Box 382, Ocala, Fla.
Treatment of Cancer a specialty.
W. H. Marean, M. D.,
Phjrsician and Surgeon.
Klectro-magnetic and Massage
Treatment employed in treating
Chionic Diseases.' Diseases of
Women and Children a specialty.
Office, corner of Second and Main
street. Residence, corner of
Second and Watula streets,
Ocklawaha Avenue and Main Street.
Opposite Ocala Mouse,
Meals Served from
7 a. m. to 9 p. m.
Charc.es Moderate but Strictly Cash,
Special Orders Extra.
Handy to Depot.
Best of Table Delicacies.
Hates $1 per Day.
Special rates by the week.
North Magnolia St.
A. & HOLLAND,
Local Agent of the American
I Detective Agency of Indianapolis,
Ind., undertakes the recovery ot
lost or stolen property, investiga investigation
tion investigation of crime. Collecting a spe specialty.
cialty. specialty. Florida's Favorite Melon.
" Fame," Florida's Favorite
Melon, on Ice, delivered to any
part of the city at Gray's Nice
lot of chickens just received.
Jersey Block Ice Cream
is still in the lead.
First National Bank Block,
Fine Livery Turnouts and Saddle
Orders by Telephone or otherwise
will receive prompt attention.
J. W. Davis
Dealer in all kinds of
Florida and Western
Vegetables and Fish.
Bring in your Produce and try my
and Country Produce.
Stalls 6 and 8 City Market.
W. G. Barry,
P. O. Box
Practical Plumber and Contractor.
Barrvs natent air and tras bur
ners are cleaner, cheaper, safer
than wood or gasoline. Pipe gas
lights, fire places and all kinds of
stows for heating. Not necv ssary
to buy a stove. Estimates furnish furnished
ed furnished on all work. Satisfaction guaranteed.
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Jeweler and Engraver.
At Carlisle's Drug Store
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PLANT SYSTEM FOR BOSTON,
On Aug. 20 and 21, will sell to
i Boston via Savannah and steam steamship,
ship, steamship, round trip $38.25.
On Aug. 23, 24 and 25, will sell
via all rail to Boston and return,
$38 25, and with variable routes be beyond
yond beyond New York as follows: Rail to
New York and beyond New York,
rail in one direction and sound in
the other, $39.13. Rail to New
York and beyond New York, one
r-tii naite going: and another re returning,
turning, returning, $39.93. Rail to New
York and beyond New York, one
sound going and another returning,
($38.34 All tickets good to return
! until Sept. 30, 1895.
! For further information, tickets,
: etc., call on C. F. Faires,
! City Ticket Agent, Ocala house
office, or F. J. Huber,
Ticket Agent, Passenger Station.
Ho for the Beach
The Plant System have on their
summer rates to St. Petersburg,
Tarpon Springs, Clear Water, and
tor points on the east coast, for
rates to all summer resorts call on
F. J. Huber, Ticket Agent,
Fla. So. Depot, or
C. F. Faires, City Ticket Agent,
To Denver, Clrado, via Plant
On account of American Phar Pharmaceutical
maceutical Pharmaceutical association, on August
10 rnd 11, will sell round trip
tickets to Colorado Springs, Mani Mani-tou,
tou, Mani-tou, and Denver, at one fare for
the round trip.
Tickets good until August 28.
Stop-overs will be allowed at
points mentioned above.
Usual divt rse routes allowed
west of St. Louis and Kansas
For the quickest tine and best
route call on C. F. Faires,
City Ticket Agt., Ocala house.
F. J. Huber,
Ticket Agt., Fla. So. Depot.
If you have an old book that you
wish tu preserve, take it to the
Witness job office and have it
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W. H. Chaille,
Board and Lodging.
Opposite Post Office.
.We carry a full line of
Choice Staple and Fancy Groceries
also in con connection a first class
Bread, Cakes and Pies baked
by best Baker in the city.
at rear of store. First class
fare for the local and traveling
public. Give us a trial.
JJ. Edwards & Son,
Baptist Witness Building, corner
Fort King and Osceola street.
Miss M.J. Wilson,
PRIVATE BOARDING HOUSE.
Nicest Location in the City.
Special Low Rates by the Week
Phe Lfovvest prices,
rs. C. A. Brown's,
Proprietor of the only first class
Colored Barber Shop in the city.
I have taken charge of my old
stand on Exposition St., three
doors west of First National Bank
building and solicit your patronage
I am fully prepared to do Shaving,
Hair Cutting a d Shampooing in
the latest styln Only first class
men employed. Give me a call.
n. It WILLIflffi,
Done in Latest Style. Call
and eive me a trial.
Large, cool and comfortable
rooms nicely furnished. Best of
accommodations for thO general
and traveling public. Rates $1.00
per day or $4.00 per week.
North Magno ia Street.
Mrs. Maud Duran, Proprietress.
Service and Cuisine first class.
Best Private Hotel in the Town.
Special Low Rates by the week.
L. S. BLACK,
Stall N. 11. City Market.
FRESH FISH ON ICE DAILY.
Fresh water varieties Bream and
Salt water varieties constantly on
Eggs and Poultry,
Bought and Sld.
Prices cheaper than any in tbt?
D E iVlcI vcr
UNDERTAKER and EM BALM ER
Carrying a full line of Undertakers'
Supplies, Wooden and Metallic
Caskets, Burial Robes, etc.
Orders by mail and telegraph
The New Brunswick Restaurant,
Misses Richards & Hallett,
Board $3.50 per Week.
Regular Meals 2s Cents.
Hot lunches, coffee, etc., at all
hours of the day and night. Ex
t'ra dishes served at moderate
prices. Open Monday. Haisley
Red Oak House,
Board and Lodging.
Nice, large, airy rooms, best of
table accommodations, pleasant lo location,
cation, location, one block south from F. C.
& P. depot, on Magnolia street.
Rates from 75c. to $1.50 per day.
Special rates by the week.
D. S. LITTLE, Prop.,
John W. Pearson,
Bought, Sold and Rented.
T. A. YANCEY,
Fish, Game and Poultry.
Northern and Florida Vegetables.
New York, Chicago and Florida
Orders from a distance given
Who is upstairs in the
Large, Cool Rooms
in the Gary Block, is able to please
all customers. Come and see me.
Hair Cuts, Shaving and Shampoo Shampooing
ing Shampooing done in first-class order.
Melons on Ice delivered to any
part of the City.
Vegetables and all kinds of
Country Produce. -Candies,
Nuts, Tobacco and
Stop when passing and examine
JOHN E. DAVIS,
I Groceries and General Family Supplies,
Cigars, Tobacco, etc.,
General Country Produce.
Fruit bought and sold. Prices the
Two doors west of Mitchell Block,
Thomas J. Clary,
Justice of the Peace,
First District, Marion Co., Fla.
Office in Court House.
Prompt attention given to all Civil
. and Criminal Cases under my
i OCALA, FLA.
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j$vp "I have named her Marion after Marion County, Fla."
we are selling
One lot of
Causes alarm in some
quarters, but don't be
seared for Grover C. is
bound to take care of the
infant industries. We
are bound to lookout for
our customers by reduc reduc-iiig
iiig reduc-iiig prices. If you want
any thin jr in the line of
Furniture, we are now
wearing our summer and
hardtime prices and
purchases in the Next
at 50 cents
on the Dollar.
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question that is just now engaging
the intellects are reposing at
the summer rtsorts. We may be
mistaken, but we had an idea it was
no more difficult to he in a ham hammock
mock hammock than to lie in a grand jury
room or in the assessor's blanks.
those first skirmishes with
rough old world. Ex.
Editor F. E. Harris, of the
Ocala Banner, ,as returned from
Washington. It is presumed that
he succeeded while there in hav having
ing having Mr Stapylton, a most capable
gentieman, appointed receiver of
the defunct Agnew bank of Ocala
You are mistaken, brother. He
went to Washington in behalf of
Frank E Harris.
Hotel keepers should take
warning. One of their number in
New Jersey was killed by a cy cyclone
clone cyclone while trying to collect a bill.
Cornelius Vanderbilt has
1,100 chickens. This is a pretty
good start, and with proper man management
agement management Mr. Vanderbilt may suc succeed
ceed succeed in making a decent living.
A single California county has
4S9 miles of irrigating ditches, con constructed
structed constructed at a cost ot $3,000,000.
The total investment in the state
for irrigating purposes is placed at
$ 1 00,000,000
The rumor that the Studebakers
of South Bend, Ind., are o go ex extensively
tensively extensively into the manufacture of
bicycles and cheapen all wheels
very much is pleasing to those
who have been waiting for prices
to come down.
"How to lie in a hammock" is a
A father talking to his careless
daughter said: "I want to speak to
you of your mother. It may be
that you noticed a careworn look
upon her face. Of course it has
not been brought there by any act
of yours, still it is your duty to
chase it away. I want you to get
up tomorrow mornining and get
breakfast. When your mother
comes and begins to express her
surprise, go right up to her and
kiss her on the mouth. You can't
imagine how it will brighten her
"Besides, you owe her a kiss or
two. Away back, when you were
a little girl, she kissed you when
no one else was tempted by your
fever-tainted breath and swollen
face. You were not as attractive
then as you are now. Through
years of childish sunshine and
shadows she was always ready to
cure, by the magic of a mother's
kiss, the little, dirty, chubby hands
whenever they were injured in
Bring us your Job Work if you
want it done neat and quick.
To Trade. A good improved
Missouri farm, in southeast Mis Missouri.
souri. Missouri. The Ozark mountain sec section
tion section and home of the big red apple,
for a Florida property. Owner
lives in Fiorida. Enquire at this
A negro preacher addressed his
flock with great earnestness on the
subject of miracles as follows: "My
beloved friends, de greatest of all
miracles was 'bout de loaves and
times have come. There has not
been a time since our civil war
when commerce was so confused,
trade an i traffic s paratyz d. Un Unrest
rest Unrest ami uncertainty are manifest
everywhere. The sunshine is as
bright as it ever was, the rains are
regular, and the seasons good; the
harvest abundant, and the birds
carol as sweetly as ever; but men
seem to be full of bitterness and
strife toward each other.
What has produced this state of
affairs? One of the chief causes is
the fact that the government has
protected and fostered the whisky
traffic, which traffic has made its
scores of millionaires and its mil
lion nauners. The enormous sums
fishes. Dey was five tousan' loaves j of mQney wasted and 3pent tor
ana two tousan nsnes, ana ae 1 drink this country each
twelve 'postles had to eat 'em all
De miracle is dey didn't bust."
Maurice Stern, who has been
with M. Fishel for a long time,
has severed his connection with
Mr. Fishel, and leaves tomorrow
for Atlanta, where he will be en
gaged in the stationery business.
Mr. Stern is an estimable young
man and has many warm friends
in Ocala, who will regret to see
By the Ocala Temperance Reform Club.
Edited by J. A. Munden.
The Club meets every Sunday afternoon at four
o'clock in Temperance Hall. The Public
' PERILOUS TIMES HAVE COME.
The most careful student of the
present will admit that perilous
1 II? TM
year is simpiy appainng. 1 nat
this state of things should contin continue
ue continue and not result in widespread
disaster is impossible. It is a na
tional crime and will bring down j
upon us national retribution. The
whisky traffic has not only de-!
prived multiplied thousands of ourj
laboring class of the means of an j
honest and comfortable living, but j
unmanned, imbruted, impover-l
ished and debauched our people.
. - 1
It has dictated to politicians in
legislative enactments, and has
controlled many a craven in the
pulpit. It has subsidized the
press and controlled state and mu municipal
nicipal municipal governments. Our people
have feared and trembled before
the whisky power until whisky is
king of the nation. The people
must destroy the whisky traffic, or
the whisky traffic wili destroy the
Many other causes, such as Sab Sabbath
bath Sabbath desecration by the govern
ment and large corporations, might
be mentioned as causes, but the
whisky business is the main thing
now to contend wi h. Let our
rulers and votaries become imbued
with the spirit of Christ, and this
awful whisky business will d ap appear,
pear, appear, and Sabbath de.-ecration will
cease. Let society people be 1 n n-dued
dued n-dued with power from on high, and
its votaries will become messen messengers
gers messengers of salvation, peace and love to
the fallen and heathen world.
W. L. D.
YESTERDAY AT TEMPERANCE HALL.
The Ocala Temperance Reform
club was largely attended yester yesterday
day yesterday afternoon, and the exercises
proved very entertaining.
Miss Sadie Bull's recitation, en entitled
titled entitled "A Drop of Alcohol in a
Microscope," was excellently ren rendered,
dered, rendered, being a microscopic view of
the sad, wretched downfall,
through drink, of a poor street
peddler of microscopes, as seen
and related by himself, the rela relation
tion relation of which, to one of the sym sympathetic
pathetic sympathetic bystanders, resulted in
his reformation and promotion.
Mr; M. M. Little made a ringing
speech for moral reform along va various
rious various lines. He declared intemper intemperance
ance intemperance to be a great evil, and scored
"society" wine drinking, the Marti
City Italian murders, and the club
house. He touched upon card
parties, and especially the incon inconsistency
sistency inconsistency of Sunday school teachers
participating therein; also upon
prize fights and glove contests
referring particularly to the direct
violation xf law in the recent
negro giove contest (which, how however,
ever, however, he handled without gloves).
Mr. Little has the courage to
speak his convictions, which is an
admirable trait of character.