Vol. 1 .--No. 56. A OCALA, FLORIDA, AUG. 17, 1895. Price Five Cents
PUBLISHED EVERY DAY IN THE WEEK EXCEPTING SUNDAY.
IN AND ABOUT THE TOWN.
Somfe Things You Know and Some
Things You Don't Know.
W. A. Riche, of Savannah, was
in Ocala yesterday.
Suits to order from 15 up.
Davidson & VanEchop.
W. H. Powell, of Jacksonville,
was in' the city yesterday.
All stylps Linen Collars and
Cuffs for 10 c. at The liazar Store.
W. L. Clark, from Jacksonville,
spent yesterday in town.
Fall styles and samples received.
Call and see them.
Davidson & VanEchop.
W. M. Benus has had the front
of his bakery nicely painted.
A fine lot of young fat chickens
for sale today at Gray's.
Dr. Mitchell is putting several
new incandescent lights in his
handsome drug store.
Choice, fresh water fish just re received
ceived received today at J. W. Davis', City
R. E. Sevrell, from South Caro Carolina,
lina, Carolina, was among the throng of
strangers in the city yesterday.
Chickens, big, little, old 'and
young, today at Gray's.
Mrs. John Wertz is still very
low and coubts are entertained of
her recovery. - .' - 1
F. N. Cooper, Practical Tailor.
Altering, cleaning and repairing.
Over Bazar Store.
The Ocala Rifles will hold a court
of discipline Monday night at 8
o'clock to try delinquent members.
Houses to rent from $5 to 15.
Inquire of I. Stevens.
Prof, and Mrs. W. S. Pike have
returned from St. Augustine,
where they have been for a few
Something nice for dinner to tomorrow
morrow tomorrow at Misses Richards & Hal Hal-lett's.
lett's. Hal-lett's. Albert Birdsey, business man manager
ager manager of the Morning News, is much
better today. We hope to soon
see him out again.
See our line of Men's Shoes be before
fore before buying.
Davidson & VanEchop.
Hon. M. V. B. VanNess, of Cit Citrus
rus Citrus county, is in town today on
business. He will return to Ar Arlington
lington Arlington on the evening train.
See our windows. A "Big Job"
Half Hose Goods, worth 20 c. for
12c. The Bazar Store.
Capt. Wright, the able cashier ot
the Merchants' National Bank,
may be seen again hard at work
discharging his duties in that insti institution.
tution. institution. The captain returns from
Lake Weir reinvigorated and ready
for the fight.
Figures do not lie. Multiply 36
by 7 and you have $500 provided
you invest seven times thirty-six
with the Covenant Building and
Loan association. Ask M. 21.
Little about it.
The Plant System excursion to
Gainesville this morning carried 30
passengers from here, and will
very; Jike'y gather in from the
highways, before reaching its des-J
nation, a great many more. f
I Wa,s the Entertainment Last
One of the most interesting and
best rendered entertainments ever
given by .the Ocala Literary .. and
Debating Society was that given
A large and select audience was
present, filling the spacious halL
Their attention was' held spell spellbound
bound spellbound by the eloquent manner in
which those on the program ren rendered
dered rendered their parts.
Below we give the revised and
corrected program, as handed to
the Star for publication yester-
Vocal Solo "The Song That
Reached My Heart. ..Will Dale
Reading- J. J. Gerig
Vocal Duet. ... ,: ..... .
Johnnie Liddon, Edwin Pittman
Recitation. ...Miss Hattie Curry
Music. . : Ocala Music Club
Declamation ... . Charles Lloyd
Music. .... - -Ocala Music Club
Declamation. . . . Sam Pittman
This society is in the right di
rection. It teaches our young peo people
ple people something that will be profit profitable
able profitable to them in the future, and
they should be encouraged by the
Two cases just received.
the latest styles" at
Mrs; C. A. Brown's.
A FINE RUN.
Marion nose company s run-
ning tam made a fine run last
night. The Star man was in his
office late last night. He heard a
noise as of thunder, and upon go
ing to the window saw that it was
Courtney's team dashing by like
The boys made the run in an as astonishingly
tonishingly astonishingly short time, although
the road was in bad condition from
j being torn up by the section men.
For Sale.- Six shares of Ocala
Building and Loan Association
stock. Call at office of Ocala Elec Electric
tric Electric Light Company.
Rev. J. E. Oates, who has been
pastor of the Baptist church in Pa Pa-latkafor
latkafor Pa-latkafor the past year, and who has
done such a grand work there for
the cause of Christianity, will fill
the pulpit of the Baptist church tor
morrow morning and evening.
Rev. Oate3 was educated for the
ministry in the ..late C. H. Spur Spur-geon's
geon's Spur-geon's college in London, Eng England,
land, England, and was always a favorite
with the great preacher. Let
everybody hear him.
Any person wishing a good pas pasture
ture pasture for either horses or cattle will
please call on B. H. Seymour,
Ocala, Fla. Terms reasonable.
Rev. J. P. Hilburn.will preach in
the Methodist church tomorrow.
He has been appointed to the pas pastorate
torate pastorate of the church here, to fill the
place lately vacated by Rev. J. M.
Pike. He is an able divine and
will doubtless give full satisfaction
to his charge. He has had charge
of St. Matthew's church in Jack-!
sonville since last fall.
A BIG SHIPMENT.
Collector King received at the
warehouse this morning 20 bales of
tobacco, which will weigh over
3000 pounds. r
This, is one of the largest con consignments
signments consignments yet received by this of of-ficei
ficei of-ficei and the sociable gentlemen of
the office are very proud of the big
They will have some work to do
now for a few days. They are al always
ways always busy, however.
There is no end of work con connected
nected connected with the books of the gov government
ernment government offices.
A few White and Colored Vests.
We are closing out at cost.
Davidson & VanEchop.
A GOOD IDEA.
Fred Gardner, the hustler of the
fire department, has originated the
idea and built a frame on which to
stack coils of hose to prevent mil mildew,
dew, mildew, which has spoiled a great deal
of hose for the department.
Fred does not have to be told to
do his duty, but is always on the
lookout for something to do that
will promote the interests of the
He is never idle, and always
finds something to do.
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.
Reduced prices in every depart department
ment department for cash at The Bazar Store.
Mayor King will address the
people tomorrow afternoon on tem temperance
perance temperance int Temperance Hall in Ze
Butt block. Everybody is invited
to come out and hear ome sound
Drs. Hood and Newsom return returned
ed returned this afternoon from New York,
where they passed through a post postgraduate
graduate postgraduate course in medicine and
surgery with great credit. We
welcome these popular M. D.'s
home again. 9
Pants to measure, $4, guaran guarantee
tee guarantee a fit. iJ
Davidson & VanEchop.
Dave Woodrow and Geo. Me Me-Kay
Kay Me-Kay left on the noon train for C6 C6-ronado
ronado C6-ronado Beach for a few days' stay
by the sea.
L. C. Williamson, of Gainesville,
is visiting the family of Collector
King for a few days.
Benjie Weathers, the Star's
carrier, we are sorry to say, is con confined
fined confined to his bed with fever.
A. Black, from Macon, Ga., was
in. town yesterday. H
Col. N. Bar co, treasurer of Citrus
county, is in town.
B. H. Peacock, of Jacksonville,
is at the Montezuma.
AND OPTICAL GOODS
Cleaning, Repairing and Engraving, i
GUARANTEED FIRST-CLASS WORK.
North Side Square, Ocala, Fla.
R. B. Miteiiell & Co.
Drug's,' Chemicals,. Patent Medicines,
Fancy Goods, Stationery, &c.
Soda Water and Ice Cream.
Physician's Prescriptions Corefully Compounded.'
Post Office Drua Store.
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-
v 1 thing in the grocery line. Country Produce, s
Chickens and Eggs Bought and sold. Bread,
Pies and Cakes fresh from the bakery.
GrIVB 3ie A CIvI AND B5 CONVINCED.
One Door North from City Market, Ocala, Fla.
opposite Montezuma Hotel.
Finest Photos, Portraits and Views
BABIES QUICK AS A WINK
. B...THC O-A RBOIM
and is made
Call arki see Samples.
ijffK-: Grade Qoocls,
to Grade Prices
Repairing and Engraving.
All Work Guaranteed at A. E. Blirnett'S, Jeweler
Merchants' Block, Ocala, Fla.
Q B. Wei he,
tZ I El IS OUR SRECIAf-TY
only by us.
The Evening Star
PORTER &. HARDING, Publishers.
SUBSCRIPTION 50 CENTS PER JIONTH.
$5.00 per Year. I
5 cts. per Copy at News Stands.
SILVER SPRINGS ROAD.
The complaint against the exor exorbitant
bitant exorbitant charges of the transporta transportation
tion transportation lines seems to be universal.
A gentleman living near Glen
Ethel makes the following state statement:
ment: statement: He shipped from his own grow growing
ing growing seven carloads of watermelons,
150 crates of tomatoes, 150 crates
tu Mif-tino- r.f the nVht of wav oi cukes ana so crates ot beans.
and grading the -Silver Springs i ne railroads got 31 208 and be re-
road goes mtrniv forward, with a ccived $42 net, besides permitting
good gang of convict laborers, and five carloads of melons to rot in
from present indications there will the field.
be fully enough of these prisoners The cost of labor and fertilizer
to complete it. was about $450.
Let the irood work go on. and During the freeze he lost a 28-
we will have the road completed acre full bearing orange grove.
and equipped by Jan. 1.
q Ocaia now has the eyes of the While progressive whist holds
whole state upon her by her un- sway here, they seem to be just as
tiring energy and enterprise to fond of progressive euchre over in
rise superior out of her calamities. Pensacola, and the young folks
We are not dead, if the orange over there have many social gather-
trees are; neither do we sleep. ings
By midwinter Ocala will be again
T A T
in a prosperous cuiiuiiiuii. 1 persons wisning to join in
Shut up, ye croakers; go to the excursion to Atlanta via the
work. Dry up your tale of woe Georgia Southern and Florida
The Best, Most Complete and Most
Stylish Line of
IN THE MARKET AT
and hard times, and pull together.
Do your best and watch results.
Ocala's star of hope shines still
can purchase their tickets over the
F. C. & P. to Hampton for gi.85,
connecting with the excursion
train at that point, making ticket
to Atlanta cost 5.85.
THE MERCHANTS BANK.
L. P. Jumeau Laboratory
Cheap rates to Tampa via the
Since and even before the Plant system on Aug. 19. $2 for
failure of the First National Bank, the round trip with limit to Aug.
the old rdiableMerchants' National 2?- TRisf wil.1 enable a11 to S and
-r, . r ... j give ample time to transact any
Bank is doing-one of the heaviest businesj; For rates and details details-banking
banking details-banking businesses in the state. apply to C. F. Eaires. city ticket
v The people have implicit faith in agent, or F. J. Huber, depot ticket
it, and the greatest confidence in agent, -jpiorida souttiern depot.
the integrity and far-seeing busi
ness qualities of its officials.
The amount of business done for
the last few months is astonishing.
Some little ujneasiness was felt by
a few depositors after the First's
failure, as, to any
knowledge of banking
was plain to be seen
lamity would throw a heavy strain
on the remaining bank. But she
stood the shock unmoved, and is
now on as solid a basis as any bank
in the state.
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 8z Clarke, the Consolidated Phos
phate Co., and their clients.
Assays and Analysis of Earths. Waters and Fertilizers.
The most approved methods followed. All rates asv
reasonable as consistent with high class of work.
Jg Laboratory located on second floor of Southern Express Co's bldg.
Attorney at Law.
Room 3, Merchants' Block,
v If you want a good daily paper,
The Star will suit you.
J. A. Pittman & Co.,
one with any gWWM
business, it W& J&L" '&sma
that that ca- 2' if -f
James H. Hill,
Attorney at Law.
County Judge's office in Court
And now an edict has come
from Paris, by cable, that the bal balloon
loon balloon sleeves must go. Of course
it will be necessary for the women
on this side to cling to the big
sleeves until they learn through
the fashion journals as to what will
succeed the balloons. The possi
bilities are, if fashion continues to
be as inconsistent as ever, and fly
from one extreme to another, as in
the past, the new sleeves will be of
living picture tightness. Ex.' 1
Undertakers and Embalmers.
Dealers in Coffins, Iron and Wood
en Caskets, Burial Outfits.
Charges lower than ever before in
Ocala. Also dealers in all kinds
of Second-Hand Furniture.
ef the Flies Worry You to Death
and eat up the pod your family should have, when the
Are putting up such Nice
Window and Door Screens
for so Little rioney.
Yankee Novelty Works
We manufacture All Kinds of SCROLL WORK, BRACKETS, MOULDING
TURNING, WINDOW and DOOR FRAIIES, CABINETS, and all kinds of
Carpenter and Job Work. A full supply of
Rough and Dressed Seasoned Lumber Constantly on Hand at
LOWEST eTSH PHICES. X
An exhibit of all the inventions
in Florida should be made at At Atlanta.
lanta. Atlanta. It would attract much at attention,
tention, attention, as many useful articles
have been invented in tjiis state
within the past few years. Met Metropolis.
ropolis. Metropolis. I
If you have friends and relatives
in Atlanta, sound judgment dic dictates
tates dictates the wisdom of cultivating
their acquaintance just now. The
exposition opens next month.
The grove of W. H. Odiorne,
near Orlando, has a tree upon the
sprouts of which are nearly two
dozen well grown oranges. The
sprouts have grown since the
freeze. v ...
Six-room house rent on South
Third street. Apply to C D.
Prompt attention given
orders by mail or telegram.
HAS MOVED HER IMMENSE
Stock of Millinery Goods
to her old stand on Exposition street,
where she will continue to sell all the
in her line at prices within the reach of
all. She has everything in the Mili Mili-nery
nery Mili-nery line.
Call and See Her Stock S$z.
W. O. Barry, p 'jl?ox
Practical Plumber and Contractor.
Office In Herchants National Bank Block.
Fitting up Shop North MagnoliSt.
Barry Patent Gas Burner for
heating Cook Stoves, Log in Fire Fireplaces,
places, Fireplaces, Heating Stoves, Lighting
Cigars in hotels and stores, is the
best to be found in the market and
Cheaper than wood, coal, gasoline
or oil and cleaner and safe.
I have a full assortment of sup supplies,
plies, supplies, such as Gas Pipes, Fittings,
Burners for lights and heating pur purposes,
poses, purposes, Chandeliers, Fire Logs for
Having had y years experience
in the gas business, am fully pre prepared
pared prepared to do all classes of work in
this line and
NnriTH of F. C. & P. DEPOT. OCALA. FLA.
m m v m
GEO. A. NASH,
Dry Goods J
FINE DRESS GOODS,
Trunks and Valises.
Agents for Butterick:s Patterns
OUR MOTTO: We study to pleaso our customers.
Ocala, : : : : : Florida.
V MRS. M. E. HODGE,
TDress Making and General Sewing.
AUICuttlnff, Sewing: and Fitting: done in the Latest Style, at the Lowest Prices and
on short notice.
Rooms Upstairs, Morth Side Square. Oeala, Fla..
FULLE'R St eiA"RK
Staple and Fancy Groceries,
Corn, Oats, Hay, Vegetables, Etc.
Chickens and Eggs a Specialty
Butler BlockCorner Orange Avenue and Exposition St.
Ocala, : : .: : : Fhvida
T. P. Lloyd,
Attorney at Law,
Will Practicc in all Courts.
John G. Reardon,
Attorney at Law,
Will practice in all Courts.
James Dl McOonnell,
Attorney at Law.
Office in First National Bank
E. P. Allen,
Attorney at Law.
Room 3 Merchants' Block,
A. H. R. Fredrick, M. D.
Physician & Surgeon.
Diseases of Women and Children
Office opposite Arlington Hotel.
E. P. Brown, M. D.,
Physician & Surgeon.
Box 382, Ocala, Fla.
Treatment of Canxer a specialty.
W. H. Mareah, M. D.,
Physician and Surgeon.
Electro-magnetic and Massage
Treatment employed in treating
Chronic Diseases. Diseases of
Women and Children a specialty.
Office, corner of Second and Main
streets. Residence, corner of
Second and Watula streets,
iBy 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
RESCUED FROM DRINK.
Mr. John M. Wood, chaplain of
the United States Naval Christian
Endeavor Society at Brooklyn, N.
Y., in speaking with much earnest earnestness
ness earnestness and feeling,"said:
"Five years ago the ioth of Au August
gust August a man was discharged from
the United States service because
he was afflicted with chronic alco alcoholism
holism alcoholism That man had been 13
years before the mast. He had
been a slave of that awful curse
which digs the graves of so many
every year in America. 'Dis 'Discharged
charged 'Discharged for chronic alcoholism'
was written in red on the back of
Tiis discharge papers.
"He came to New York, where
he spent his substance in riotous
living. After two and one-half
months of dissipation he found
liimself down among the swine.
Then all the imps of hell seemed
driving him toward the East River
to self-destruction. As he reeled
3own the street he heard sounds of
music. It was a song he had not
heard for 20 years. He burst into
tears, for it recalled his mother
sitting in the old arm chair by the
fireside in the country home.
"Then he saw her at .. the door,
bidding him good-by, and telling
"him to put his trust in God. The
wretched man turned the knob of
the mission door, and entering,
took a back seat. He was a fright frightful
ful frightful sight; his reason almost gone,
and without a friend in the world.
Looking about him, he saw written
on the wall, The drunkard shall
come to poverty and he believed
it. The sailor was among those
who said he wanted to come to
God. She leader took him by the
hand and told him to pray. The
sailor replied that he could not.
But out of his heart came the
words, God be merciful to me a
sinner and he felt that his sins
"That sailor stands before you
tonight, shipmates. His rags have
been shed; the chains which bound
him are broken. Let me tell you,
men, that all the gold, silver and
diamonds in the world could not
purchase the assurance which I
have in my heart that I have been
forgiven. Not all the money in
America could induce me to take
another drink of liquor."
Let us give Mayor Reardon a
big crowd tomorrow afternoon at
temperance hall. Remember the
hour 4 o'clock and better come
Straw Hats we are almost giving
away. Davidson & VanEchop.
Take your dinner tomorrow at
Misses Richards & Hallett's. You
will get a good meal for 25 c.
There will be services in the
Methodist church Sunday at 11
a.m. and 7:30 p.m. being the oc occasion
casion occasion of the third quarterly meet meeting.
ing. meeting. Rev. E. J. Holmes, the pre presiding
siding presiding elder will be on hand, and
the new pastor, Rev. J. P. Hilburn,
is expected to be here.
OCALA -HOUSEBARBER SHOP,
O. V. M cO O V
The oldest and best established
Barber in the city. Only expert
Handy to Depot.
Best of Table Delicacies.
Kates $1 per Day.
Special rates by the week.
North Magnolia St.
A. E. HOLLAND,
Local Agent of the American
Detective Agency of Indianapolis,
Ind., undertakes the recovery of
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,
City Market, m
Dealer in all kinds of
Florida and Western
Vegetables and Fish.
Bring in your Produce and try my
anJ Country Produce.
Stalls 6 and 8 City Market.
Times Are Hard
rni you need not deny it. But vou will
forget it when you buy Groceries and
General Family Supplies of the
Ocala Commercial & Exefcange Company.
Tr ey also run a Tailoring Department
wlere they do Repairing, Cleaning and
Dyeing, All work done to order and sat sat-lsi
lsi sat-lsi action guaranteed
S. C. Wright,
Exposition t.t Mitchell's Block, Ocala, FJsu
Jeweler and Engraver.
At Carlisle's Drug Store
PLANT SYSTEM FOR BOSTON,
TRIENNIAL CONCLAVE, KNIGHTS
On Aug. 20 and 21, will sell to
Boston via Savannah and steam steamship,
ship, steamship, round trip $34 40; via Mal Malory
ory Malory line $31.90.
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
rail route 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, by application
to ticket agent at terminal line.
For further information, tickets,
etc., call on C. F. Faires,
City Ticket Agent, Ocala house
office, or F. J. Huber,
Ticket Agent, Passenger Station.
Use "Dead Stuck." Kill bugs,
roaches, mosquitos. 25 c. bottle at
The Bazar Store.
Ho for the Beach I
The Plant System have on their
summer rates to St. Petersburg,
Tarpon Springs, Clear Water, and
for points oh 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,
Have you seen our new 85 cent
Negligee Shirts? Just a few left.
Davidson & VanEchop.
Excursion &ates via Plant System.-
Qn Aug. 18 and 19 will sell
round trip ticket to Lake City,
$3.26; Live Oak, $3.50; Bainbridge,
$4 50; Thomasviile, $4.50; Chatta Chattahoochee,
hoochee, Chattahoochee, $5 50. If you are going
to West Florida and want the most
direct and quickest route, don't
fail to call on C. F. Faires,
City Ticket Agrt., Ocala House.
F. J. Huber.
Ticket Agt., Fla. So. Pass. Depot.
The Covenant Building and
Loan association will pay you 8 per
cent for the use of your money, or
loan you theirs at 6 percent.
Which do you prefer ? M. M.
Little will explain to -you.
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.
Baptist Witness Building, corner
Fort King and Osceola street.
PRIVATE BOARDING HOUSE.
Nicest Location in the City.
Special Low Rates by the Week
The LfoWest Prices,
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 styl Only first class
men employed. Give me a call.
n. k. wiLLinm,
Done in Latest Style. Call
and give me a trial.
Montezuma block, Ocala, Fla.
Large, cool and comfortable
rooms nicely furnished. Best of
accommodations for the general
and traveling public. Rates $1.00
per day or $4.00 per week.
North Magnolia Street.
Mrs: Maud Duran, Proprietress.
Service and Cuisine first class.
Best Private Hotel in the Town.
Special Low Rates by the week.
L. 5. BLACK,
Stall No. 11. City Market.
FISH ON ICE DAILY.
Fresh water varieties Bream and
Salt water varieties constantly on
Eggs and Poultry,
Bought and Sold.'
Prices cheaper than any in the
II FSi Ob
D. E. Mclverr
UNDERTAKER and EMBALMER
Carrying a full line of Undertakers
Supplies, Wooden and Metallic;
Caskets, -Burial Robes, etc.
Orders by mail and telegraph
ThB flew Brunswick Restaurant,
Misses Richards & Haiie'rt,
Board $3.50 per Week.
Regular Meals 25 Cents.
Hot lunches, eolfee, etc., at all
hours of the day and night. Ex
tra dishes served at moderate
flear Dukes' Corner BaSWice.
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 V. Pearson,
leal Estate km
(2!ity property property-Bought,
Bought, property-Bought, Sold and Rented
T. A. YANCEY,
City Market, Ocala, Fla.
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.
, Ocala, Fla,
Melons on Ice delivered to any
part of the City!
Vegetables and all kinds of
Candies, Nuts, Tobacco and
Stop when passing and examine
JOHN E. DAVIS,
Cigars, Tobacco, etc.,
General Country Produce.
Fruit bought and sold.. Prices the
Two doors west of Mitchell Block,
Thomas J. Clary,
J ustice of the Peace,
First District, Marion Co., Fla.
Office in Court House.
Prompt attention given to all Civil
and Criminal Cases under my
Groceries and General J amily Supplies,
"I have named her Marion after Marion County, Fla."
the Town t,
Causes alarm in some
C! r o rl -fii Airm
bound to take care of the
infant industries. Wo
are hound to lookout for
our customers by reduc reducing
ing reducing prices. If you want
anything in the line of
Furniture, we are now
wearing our summer and
hardtime prices and
quote you a discount of
25 per cent, on all Cash
purchases in the Next
we are ? selling
One lot of
at 50 cents
on the Dollar.
DRINK'S DREADFUL DOINGS.
A Terrible but Truthful Description of the
Destruction Wrought by Rum in the
The following Article is from the
Christian Evangelist of St. Louis,
and was written by James R. Simp Simpson
son Simpson of ConnersvilJe, Ind. It is
one of the. most terrible indict
rrxnents of the liquor traffic ever
There are in the United States
40 ooo licensed liquor saloons.
If formed into a street with sa saloons
loons saloons on each side, allowing twen twenty
ty twenty feet to each saloon, they would
make a street 265 miles long.
, Let us imagine them brought j
together into such a street, and let
us imagine that the moderate
drinkers and their families are
marching in at the upper end, ond
Jet us see what that street turns
out in a year.
What army is that which comes
marching down the street in a
solid column five abreast, 570 miles
in length? -r. V-
It is the army of 5,000000 men
and women who daily and con constantly
stantly constantly go to the saloon for drinks
as a beverage. ;
, Marching 26 miles a day, it will
take them more than 28 days to go
Now they are gone and close in
their rear comes another army
marching five abreast and 60 miles
ia length.-- : '" ; K
In it are 536.000 confirmed
They are men and women who
liave lost control of their appetites
and are in the regular habit of get getting
ting getting drunk.
Marching two abreast the army
Is 150 miles long. Scan its mem mem-iens
iens mem-iens closely.;:
There are gray-haired men and
fair-haired boys. There are, alas!
many women in that army, sunk
to deeper depths than the men be because
cause because of the greater heights 1 rom
which they fell.
It will take them six days to go
by. It is a sad and sickening
sight, but do not turn away yet,
for, here comes another army
From jails and prisons and peni penitentiaries
tentiaries penitentiaries they come.
At the head of the army is a
long line of person wiose hands
are smeared with human blood.
With ropes around their necks,
they are on their way to the gal
Others are going to prison for
life. ; '
Every crime known to our laws
has been committed by these per persons
sons persons while under the influence of
But hark! Whence come those
yells, and who are those that go
raging by, bound with strong
chains and guarded by strong
They are raving maniacs, made
such by strong drink.
Their eyes are tormenl ed with
awful sights and their ears ring
with fearful sounds. Slimy rep
tiles crawl over their bodies and
fiends from hell torture them be before
fore before their time.
They are gone now and we can
breathe more freely.
But what gloom is this that per pervades
vades pervades the air and what is that long
line of black coming slowly down
It is the line of funeral pro processions.
cessions. processions. One hundred thousand who have
died the drundard's death are be being
ing being carried to their graves.
Drunkards do not have "many
f riends to mourn their loss, and
we can put thirty of. their proces proces-sions
sions proces-sions into a mile. So we have a
funeral procession 3333 miles in
It will take a good share of the
year f or them to go by, for funeral
processions move slowly. Yes,
most of them do. But now and
then an uncoffined corpse in a
rough cart is driven rapidly by arid
we hear the brutal driver sing,
"Rattle his bones over the stones;
he's only a pauper whom nobody
Look into the coffins as they go
by. See the dead drunkards.
Some died of delirium tremens
and the lines of terror are still
plainly marked on their faces.
Some froze to death by the road roadside,
side, roadside, too drunk to reach their
homes. Some wandered into the
woods and died and rotted on the
surface ot the earth. Some blew
their own brains out; Some were
fearfully stabbed or shot in drunk drunken,
en, drunken, brawls. Some were roasted in
burning buildings. Some were
crushed to shapeless masses under
They died in various ways but
strong drink killed them all, and
their tombstones if they have
any may oe ntiy mscnoea, "ne
died a drunkard's death."
Close behind them comes an
other long line of funeral proces-
sions. we Know not now many,
but they are numerously attended
by mourning friends.
They contain the remains of
those who have met death through
the carelessness or cruelty of
Some died of broken hearts.
Some were foully murdered. Some
were burned to death in buildings
set on fire by drunken men. 4 Some i
were horribly mangled on the rail railroad
road railroad because of drunken engineers
or flagmen. Some were blown up
on a steamboat because a drunken
captain ran a race with a rival boat.
But here comes another armyof
children Innocent ones on whom
have been visited the iniquities of
How many are there?
Two hundred thousand.
Marching two abreast they ex extend
tend extend up the street 30 miles.
Each must bear through life the
stigma of being a drunkard's
They are reduced to povertv,
want and beggary. They live in
ignorance and vice.
Some moan with hunger,ssome
shiver with cold, for they have not
rags enough to keep them warm.
A large number are idiots, made
so before they were born by brutal
And, worse than all, many have
inherited a love for liquor and are
growing up to take the places and
do the deeds of their fathers. They
will fill the ranks of the awful army
of sots that moves in an unbroken
column down to death.
It has taken nearly a year for the
street to empty itself of its year's
work. And close in the rear comes
the vanguard of another year's
And if that is what liquor does
in our country, and in one .year,
what must have been itsresults in
all the world, through all the cen centuries?
turies? centuries? ( To. Be Continued,)
MRS. K. K. C. BATTY, PROPRIETRESS.
Rates $2 to $2.50
SPECIAL RATES BY THE.
FREE SAMPLE ROOM..
OCKLAWAHA AVENUE AND MAIN STREET-
Opposite Ocala House,
Ocaia, ; IIOH.IXA-
Meals Served from
7 a. m. to 9 p. m.
Charges Moderate but Strictly Cash..
Special Orders Extra.
R. D. Fuller,
Sunday school convention at
Summerneld, FJa, Tickets on sale
via F. C. & P., Aug:. 22. 23 and 24
Limited to Aug. 27. 90 cents for
the round trip.
Office over Merchants' National!
Office over First National Bank.
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