Vol. 1. -No. 92. OCALA, FLORIDA, SEPT. 22, 1895. Price Five Cents
PUBLISHED EVERY DA V IN THE WEEK EXCEPTING SUNDAY.
IN AND ABOUT THE TOWN.
! There are a good many people in
j our city today, principally from the
Some Things You Know and Some country.
Things You Don't Know. f t ,r T0 tn mnn
for $24 to $30 per year in thr: Na National
tional National Protective Legion. F. C. W.
j Williams, organizer, Mitchell 131k.,
For Sale. A 5x8 view camera.
Inquire at this ortice.
Lee Phillips left today for Palm
Wm. Gray's for your fresh oys oysters
ters oysters on ice.
Jake Strauss, of Savannah, is in
Foutz's Horse and Cattle Pow Powder,
der, Powder, 20 c. at Tydings.
A. G. Bigelow, of Jacksonville,
is in the city.
Eggs are scarce and high. A
good poultry tarm would pay in
Ransom Everett and H. L.
Lloyd, of Ocala, each received $15
last week through the National
Protective Legion for one week's
sickness and disability.
Mrs. Annie B. Hopkins, of Or-
! ange Lake, was stopping in the
Young chickens cheap constant-; city today.
ly on hand at Wm. Gray's.
The nights are getting delight delightfully
fully delightfully cool now.
Try our Sarsaparilla for all blood
diseases. JL'duigs & Co.
L. B. Phillips, of Jacksonville, is
in town today.
Fresh oysters on ice will be
found every day now at Win.
A. C. Wilder, of Anthony, was
in the city today.
Take your prescriptions to
Tydings & Co. and get their
prices. Only pure drugs used.
J. Krauskoff, of Savannah, was
in town yesterday.
Are you wanting to sell goods ?
Advertise 111 me biAit.
M. W. Till, of Dunnellon, Sun Sunday
day Sunday ed in Ocala.
Fine fresh water fish today on
ice at L. S. Black's, stall No. 11.
H. Kiagge, of Jacksonville, was
in town yesterday.
The National Protective Legion
pays $15 per week to members in
caac ot sickness or disability.
D. L. Sternberger,
was in town yesterday.
Do you forget that you must
die? Then provide for your fam family
ily family by taking out a policy in the
National Protective Legion.
J. B. Butler and wife, of Savan Savannah,
nah, Savannah, were registered at the Monte Montezuma
zuma Montezuma yesterday.
E. B. Richardson's stable will
furnish you a first-class turnout
cheaper than elsewhere. Call and
try his teams.
Thomas J. Barnes, one of Mari Marion
on Marion county's solid farmers, was in
town over Sunday.
For Rent. A ten-room house.
Hot and cold bath, two blocks
from square. Apply to H. G. Hay Hay-craft
craft Hay-craft at city ticket office ot Plant
Miss Hattie Curry left yester yesterday
day yesterday for Santos, where she will be begin
gin begin her school today.
Any one wishing kalsomining
work: done will do well to give W.
H. Sullivan a trial. He does only
first-class work. South Lime st.,
The Colby photograph gallery is
to be sold soon. It is a good in investment
vestment investment for some one.
Call and examine new samples of
of Trilby, clothing: from Jacob Reid's Son's
F. W. Ditto, Agent, Weihe's jew
Isaac Stevens has cottages to1 ,.. T r rr c. ,
rent irom $5 to i5 per montn! Mrs- Moffatt left today n
each. me .riant oystem iur jrauii DCdtn,
where she will make her future
Figures do not lie. Multiply 36
uay ana y 7 and you have $500 provided
. BiacK s, u jnvesC seven times thirty-six
R. L. Anderson left today for
Atlanta to spend a tew days.
Fresh, fat oysters today and
every day now at L. S
E. W. Moody returned yesterday
from a week's trip to Dunnellon.
Use our Eczema and Tetter Cure
for ail cutaneous diseases; sure
cure tor erysipelas. Tydings &
you invest seven times inircy
with the Covenant Building and
Loan association. Ask M. M.
Little about it.
W. O. Massey left today for
Jacksonville and will go on to At Atlanta
lanta Atlanta to see the sights of the exposition.
Our running teams will leave for j Wanted. A tew private board
Atlanta on the 8th or 9th of Octo
Apply to W. C.Archer, mattress
maker and cleaner, when you are in
want of a first-class job in his line.
South Lime street, Ocala, Fla,
ers, ladies or gentlemen. Conve
nient to public square. Rates rea reasonable.
sonable. reasonable. Mrs. Thos. J. Barnes,
corner Main and North Third
J. W. Pearson came up Saturday
f rnm hie Kior crrrwre t Mnntvfrrl tn
Tommie Harris is spending a c ... f
, a 1 Zx. spend Sunday with his family in
A good many of our citizens are
tew days in Atlanta seeing the
C. V. McCoy, the Ocala House
barber, will give you the smoothest
and easiest shave imaginable. Hair
cuts in the latest style.
Capt. G. M. Wells has returned
from a trip to his mines in Alachua
county, and says everything is
moving along smoothly in phos phosphate
phate phosphate circles, and that most of the
mines in the state are running.
making arrangements for obtain obtaining
ing obtaining board in Atlanta during their
Bate English, of Madison, was
shaking hands with his numerous
friends in the brick city yesterday.
Madam Rumor has it that he is
soon to wed one of Ocala s fairest
Jake Gerig has returned from his
! trip to New York, where he went
to purchase goods for his popular
Mrs. George Smoak and chil children
dren children returned yesterday from Ken Kentucky,
tucky, Kentucky, where they have been visit visiting
ing visiting relatives.
Tom Jordan, of the Merchants'
National Bank, returned today
from Brooksville, where he has
been for a week.
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.
Mrs. Jessie Barco, who has been
visiting Mrs. W. K. Zewadski for
some time, returned today to her
home in Gainesville.
Mrs. R. B. McConnell, baby and
nurse leave in a few days for At Atlanta,
lanta, Atlanta, where they will spend some
time at the exposition.
If you have an old book that you
wish to preserve, take it to the
Witness job office and have it
No. i running team has put up
a "dry" hydrant between the Wit Witness
ness Witness building and the Merchants'
block, to facilitate their running.
Visitors to the Atlanta expji expji-tion
tion expji-tion who want good board at a low
rate should write to Mrs. G. V.
Skelton, 257 Fulton street, Atlan Atlanta,
ta, Atlanta, Ga.
Chief Engineer Knight, ot the
Plant System, is in the city on im important
portant important business connected with
the road, and will remain several
Rev. J. P. Hilburn's sermon last
night at the Methodist church, on
"Heavenly Recognition; or, Shall
We Know Each Other There?"
was listened to by a large congre congregation
gation congregation and with rapt attention.
R. E. Yonge, jr., has in stock a
supply ot patent gas lighters. You
light the machine, then turn the
cock and light the burner at the
same time. Only one match to
the house. Call and see them at
R. E. Yonge & Co's.
W. A. Irvine, manager of Colby's
photographic studio, went to Dun Dunnellon
nellon Dunnellon Saturday and made some
fine views of the Presbyterian and
Baptist churches in that town, and
also several residences. He also
made a fine view of the Dunnellon
AND OPTICAL GOODS
Cleaning, Repairing and Engraving.
Eltt? a. Guaranteed First-Claes Work.
North Side Square, Ocala, Fla.
R. B. Mitchell & Co.
Drugs, Chemicals, Patent Medicines,
Fancy Goods, Stationery, Slc,
Soda Water and Ice Cream.
Physician's Prescriptions Corefully Compounded.
9? Post Office Drucr Store
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.
One Door North from City Market, Ocala, Fla.
High Grade Goods,
Low Grade Prices.
Repairing and Bngraving.
All Work Guaranteed at A. E. Burnett's. Jeweler
Merchants' Block, OcalaJFla.
Watches cleaned for 50 cents.
50 cent crystals, 25 c. 25 cent
crystals 15 c.
Pins and breastpins 10 c, and
all other work done on watches,
jewelry and sewing machines in
Work guaranteed to give satis satisfaction.
faction. satisfaction. Next door to the post of office,
fice, office, in W. W. Condon's music and
Eight-room cottage in the city
of Ocala. Lot contains 2 acres,
with stable, carriage house, ser servants'
vants' servants' house, well, cistern, fruits,
Fifteen acres good land under
fence adjoining, just outside city
limits, can be leased for a term of
years very low if desired. Enquire
at this office.
W. S. GASKIN.
The : Green : Groeer,
Keeps constantly on hand a full line of Choice and Fancy Groceries
at prices not excelled by any house in the city.
Poultry and Eggs, Fruits and Vegetables, a Specialty.
Come and give me a trial. I keep everything in the eating line.
Remember the place.
West Side Dunn's Park.
W. 5. GASKIN,
Brine us your Job Work
if you want it done neat and
at Reasonable prices.
OCALA HOUSE BARBER SHOP,
O. V. M c C O V
The oldest and best established
Barber in the city. Only expert
The Evening Star
PORTER & HARDLSa, Publishers.
SUBSCRIPTION SO CENTS PER flONTH.
$5.00 per Year.
5cts. per Copy at News Stands
It is said that there is a man in
Hernando county who is so cranky
over the silver question that he
digs up all the goldenrods and
marigolds, raises white corn, won't
speak to his wife because she has
golden hair, is forever denouncing
the gold cure, won't keep the gold golden
en golden rule, and don't want to enter
the golden gates. Brooksville
The Thousand Dollar Champion
The giooo gold jewel champion-
shin belt, eriven by the Cotton
States Exposition at Atlanta to
th rbnmnion hose comnanv. ar-
rived in the city Saturday evening
and Chief Carlisle placed it on ex
hibition Sunday morning in J. A.
Rowell's show window, where it is
shown to great advantage, having
for a background the beautiful
photographic scene of the bathers
n the beach in front of the Hotel
Coquina, Ornmnd, Fla., and has
been gazed at by thousands of
eager eyes during that time.
The belt will leave here tomor-
row, so those who wish to see it
should use no time in doing so.
We will not attempt to describe
it in detail, as a full description
has been gfven in other local pa
pers. Go and see for yourself.
Your most sanguine expectations
will not be disappointed.
Ocala should feel highly compli
mented upon the belt being sent
here, as onlv a few cities have
been so honored.
a rL t 4.:r..i :
itcr seeing liik, ucuul.iui
our boys will exert themselves to
the utmost to bring it back to
ON TO FLORIDA.
The Atlanta exposition will draw
manv nennle tn Florida earlier
1 tj : u-i I
than usual. Being so near while
visiting the wonderful exposition,
they will run down to take a peep
, The copartnership heretofore ex existing
isting existing between Massey & Spark Spark-man
man Spark-man in the cross tie business has
this daJbee!t--dissolved hy mutual
consent and said Sparkman will
continue in the business.
This Sept. 9, 1895.
W. O. Massey.
S. W. Sparkman.
Lieuenant Peary and party
reached St. Johns, Newfoundland,
on their return trip Sept. 21, with without
out without having penetrated any farther
north than on the previous trips.
The exploring' party experienced
great suffering from lack of food.
The Metropolitan Band Orches Orchestra,
tra, Orchestra, compos ee of ten pieces, was
organized yesterday and will prac practice
tice practice regularly from now on. Our
people may expect to hear some
sweet music from them in the near
future. The orchestra was organ organized
ized organized yesterday on account of the
difficulty of getting the members
together on a weekday.
CHEWING THE RAG.
The F. C. & P. and the street m
railwav came into collision lnstifu
The F. C. & P. was putting
down a side track, which crossed
the street railway on Exposition
street, and Herbert Anderson, in
behalf of his company, had two of
the men, David E. Collins and
Geo. H. Carter, arrested.
They were before the mayor this
morning on charge ot violating the
city health ordinance by excavat excavating,
ing, excavating, but were discharged.
And the end is not yet.
R. T. Hyman, the popular trav
eling salesman for Frank E. Block's
candy and cr?cker hous of Aian
ta, is in the city, and in conversa
tion with a Star man this morn-j
ingsaid that his business was pick picking
ing picking up and that his orders were
very satisfactory. He also said
that his fellow traveling men told
him that business was picking up
in their several lines that the
Florida trade was very good.
THEY ARE COMING.
The conductors on the different
trains coming into Ocala say that
they have been moving a good
many northern people of late, and
that travel is unusually heavy for
this time of the year, both on our
roads and the sast coast lines.
From present indications the
travel to Florida this winter will be
up to that of last winter.
Fresh, fat, fine, today by the
quart, gallon, or in the shell, on
ice at L. S. Black's, stall 11, city
. of well matched, medium
sized bay mules; fat and first-class
animals; cheap for cash. Apply at
I wish to suggest to my friends
and the public in general to place
tfa -r Qrfm fof Poftraits andPPho.
toeraphs intended for HOLIDAY
GIFTS as early as possible. The
work can be delivered to you
whenever you desire, cnly,as all
careful workmanship demands skill
as well as time, the sooner you
place your order with me the bet
ter. Very respectfully yours,
N. I. Gottlieb.
Studio opposite the Montezuma.
N. B. "Babies quick as a
g We ask this repeatedly, because q
serious diseases often follow trifling a
O ailments. O
If you are weak q
and generally ex- q
hausted, nervous, q
have no appetite mm
and can't work, q
begin at once tak- g
ing the most relia- q
ble strengthening q
medicine, which is q
Brown's Iron Bit- X
ters. Benefit comes
from the very first
! dose. q
IT CURES S
g Dyspepsia, Kidney and Liver g
o Neuralgia, Troubles, S
ca Constipation, Impure Blood,
g Malaria, Nervous ailments g
o Women's complaints.
Get only the genuine it has crossed red E3
g BROWN CHEMICAL CO. BALTIMORE, MO. g
Cloth in a:.
flens, Boys and Childrens Clothing1
in the Latest Styles.
A FULL LINE OF GENTS FURNISHINGS.
RANGY VESTS IN ALL STYLES.
Largest Assortment of Negligee Shirts.
JSearlicrce Shiris. ft
Let the Flies Worry You to Death
and eat up the food your
and eat up the food your
We manufacture All Kinds of SCROLL WORK, BRACKETS, MOULDING!
TURNING, WINDOW and DOOR FRAJ1ES, CABINETS, and all kinds of
Carpenter and Job Work. A full supply of
Rough and Dressed Seasoned Lumber Constantly on Hand at
lowest cash p-Riees.
NORTH OF F. C. & P. DEPOT. OCALA, FLA.
Dry GoodsrNotions, Shoes, Etc.
FINE DRESS. GOODS,
Trunks and Valises. j
Agents for Buttericks Patterns!
OUR MOTTO: We study to please our customers.
Ocala, : : : : Florida. 1
MRS. M. E. HODGE,
TDress Making and General Sewing.
All.Cutting. Sewing and Fitting done in the Latest Style, at the Lowest Prices and
on short notice.
Rooms LI psta Irs, Morth Side Square. Ocala, Fla.
R. D. Fuller,
Ocklawaha Avenue and Main Street.
Opposite Ocala House,
Meals Served from
7 a. m. to 9 p. m.
Charges Moderate but Strictly Cash.
Special Orders Extra.
Take vour dinner tomorrow at
Misses Ricaards & Haliett's. You
will get a good meal for 25 c.
Two cases just received.
the latest styles'" at
Mrs. C. A. Brown's.
family should have, v
family should have, when the
Are putting up such Nice
indow and Door Screens
so Little Honey.
HAS MOVED HER IMMENSE
Stock of Millinery
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.
Gail and See Her Stock
If you want a good daily paper,
The Star will suit you.
J. A. Pittman & Go.,
Undertakers and Embalmsrs.
Dealers in Coffins, Iron and Wood
en Caskets, Burial Outfits.
Charges lower than ever before
Also dealers in all kind
f Second-Hand Furniture.
Prompt attention given
crdCrs by mail or telegram.
IS Gents Furnish in 1?. B
Edgar P. Allen. Albert Wright.
Allen & Wright,
Attorney at Law.
Room 3, Merchants' Block,
James H. Hill,
Attorney at Law.
County Judge's office in Court
T. P. Lloyd,
Attorney at Law-
Will Pkacticc in all Courts.
James D. McConnell,
Attorney at Law.
Office in First National Bank
office over First National Bank
A. H. R. Fredrick, M. D.
Physician & Surgeon.
Diseases of Women and Children
Office opposite Arlington Hotel.
I w H- Marean m. d.,
; Physician and Surgeon.
luectro-magnetic and Massage
Treatment employed in treating
Chronic Diseases. Diseases of
Women and Children a specialty.
Office, corner of Second and Mam
streets. Residence, corner
Second and Watula streets,
Times Are Hard
and you ne;d not deny it. 13 ut you will
forget it when you buy Groceries and
General Family Supplies of the
OCALA INVEETINQ CO.,
They also run a first-class Department
where they do Repairing, Cleaning and
Dyeing, All work done to order and sat satisfaction
isfaction satisfaction guaranteed.
OCALA INVESTING CO.,
T. N. NORWOOD,
1 a 5b fesssr
the Octla Temperance Reform Club.
Edited by J. A. Munden.
The Club meets every Sunday afternoon at four
o'clock in Temperance Hall. The Public
WHY HE REFORMED.
There was a drunkard in an Ar Ar-kansas
kansas Ar-kansas tovn who became a sober
man through a kind providence
granting him what Burns longed
O, wad som power the gif tie gie us,
To see oursel's as ithers see us!
One day several acquaintances,
on asking rTim to drink, were sur-;
prised to hear him say, '-You must
excuse me, gentlemen, for I can't
drink anything." To their ques question.
tion. question. "What is the matter with
V 1 4T11 i.ah TKfl
you: lit: tiu. j. ii ttn yju. x
other day I met a party of friends.
When I left them I was about half
drunk. I would not have stopped
at this, but my friends had to hur hurry
ry hurry away to catch a train. To a
man of my temperament, to be
half drunk is a miserable condi condition;
tion; condition; for the -desire for more is so
strong that he forgets his selt selt-respect
respect selt-respect in his efforts to get more
to drink. Failing at the saloons, I j
remembered fthat there was a half
pint of whisky at home, which had
been purchased for medical pur purposes.
poses. purposes. "Just before reaching the gate,
I heard voices in the garden, and
looking over the fence, I saw my
;little son and daughter playing.
" 'Now you be ma said the boy,
'and I'll be pa. Now you sit here
and I'll come home drunk. Wait
now, till I find jny bottle.'
"He took a bottle, ran away and
rilled it with water. Pretty soon
he -returned, and entering the
play-house, nodded idiotically at
the little girl, and sat down with without
out without saying anything. Then the
girl looked up from her work and
' 'James, why will you do this?'
" 'Whizzer way?' he replied.
" 'Getting drunk.'
" 'Who's drunk?'
" 'You are, and you promised
when the baby died that you
wouldn't drink any more. The
children are almost ragged, and we
haven't anything to eat hardly, but
you still throw your money away.
Don't you know you are breaking
"I hurried away. The acting
was too lifelike. I could think of
nothing all day but those children
playing in the garden, and I vowed
I would not take another drink,
and I will not," Arkansaw Trav Traveler.
eler. Traveler. YESTERDAY AT THE HALL.
The Ocala Temperance Reform
Club had no prearranged program
for yesterday afternoon, yet the
meeting was a very interesting
one. Several of the members
made appropriate remarks, and Mr.
W, D. Cam, a visiting friend, gave
a short, interesting talk, in which
he declared he was for temper temperance
ance temperance and was courageous enough
to proclaim it anywhere. He also
declared that people reap what
they sow, and thit if they sow
whisky they will reap drunkards
The only liquor license in Her Hernando
nando Hernando county will expire on the
30th of this month. As no attempt
is being made to get up a new pe petition,
tition, petition, the county will once more
be a dry one.
Fountain and Steam
x lonaa ivieats,
and Country Produce.
Stalls 6 and S City Market.
Ho far the Beach V
The Plant System have on their
summer rates to St. Petersburg,
Tarpon Springs, Clear Water, and
for 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,
Call at tlxo
Magnolia Barber Shop
For IXitir Cutting
All work done in Moderd Style and
A. G. BELL, Proprietor,
West Sride of Square.
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. J. W. Davis,
Dealer in all kinds of
Florida and Western
Vegetables and Fish.
Bring in your Produce and try my
"Lookey Hero Man!"
TalcG the STAR if you
want the latest news.
W. H. Chaille,
Board and Lodging.
Opposite Post Office.
We carry a full line of
Choice 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.
wards & Son
l B-UfcVUIUO& UUIIf
Baptist Witness Building, corner
Fort King and Osceola street.
n. k. wiLunm,
Done in Latest Style. Call
and give me a trial.
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
L. S. 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
First National Bank Block,
Fine Livery Turnouts and Saddle
Orders by Telephone or otherwise
will receive prompt attention.
MRS. K. K. C. BATTf, PROPRIETRESS.
OCALA, - FLA.
Rates $2 o $2.50
OjI V T 1 SPECIAL RATES BY THE
peiulie kar iioii
1 FREE SAMPLE R30M.
Jeweler and Engraver.
At Carlisle's Drug Stole
The flew 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
Naar Dukes' Corner b3S lies.
Red Oak House,
Board and Lodging.
Nice, large, airy rooms, best of
table accommodations, pleasant lo
cation, 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,
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.
JOHN E. DAVIS;
Groceries and General Mly 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., Vl,
Office in Court House.
Prompt attention given to all Civil
and Criminal Cases under my
"The LfOvCest Prices,
irs. 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 U Shampooing in
the latest styl Only first class
men employed. Give me a call
How Christ Came to Church.
We quote from the recently
published volume by the late Dr.
A. J. Gordon the striking dream
entitled as above:
It was Saturday night, when
-wearied from the work of prepar preparing
ing preparing Sunday's sermon, that I fell
asleep and the dream came. i
was in the pulpit before a full con congregation,
gregation, congregation, just ready to begin my
sermon, when a stranger entered
and passed slowly up the left aisle
of the church looking first to one
side and then to the other, as
though silently asking with his
eyes that some one would give him
a seat. He had proceeded nearly
lialf way up the aisle when a gen gentleman
tleman gentleman stepped out and offered
him a place in his pew, which he
quietly accepted. Excepting the
:facts and features of the stranger,
everything in the scene is dis distinctly
tinctly distinctly remembered the number
of the pew, the Christian man who
offered its hospitality, the exact
-seat which was occupied. Only
the countenance of the visitor
could never be recailed. That his
face wore a peculiarly serious look,
-as of one who had known some
great sorrow, is clearly impressed
upon my mind. His bearing, too,
was exceeding humble, his dress
poor and plain, and from the be beginning
ginning beginning to the end of the service
lie gave the most respectful atten attention
tion attention to the preacher. Immediately
as I began my sermon my atten attention
tion attention became riveted on this hearer.
If I would avert my eyes from a
moment, they would instinctly re return
turn return to him, so that he held my
attention rather than I held his
until the discourse was ended.
To myself I said constantly,
'Who can that stranger be?" had
then I mentally resolved to find
out by going to him and making
his acquaintance as soon as the
service should be over. But after
the benediction had been given,
the departing congregation filed
into the aisles, and before I could
Teach him the visitor had left the
liouse. The gentleman with whom
lie had sat remained behind, how however,
ever, however, and approaching him with
reat eagerness t asked: "Can you
tell me who that stranger was who
sat in your pew thiW morning?" In
the most matter of course way he
replied: "Why, doVyou not know
that man? It was Jesus of Naza Nazareth."
reth." Nazareth." With a sense of the keen keenest
est keenest disappointment I said: "My
dear sir, why did you let him go
without introducing me to him? I
was so desirous to speak with
him." And with the same non-,
chalant air the gentleman replied:
'Oiido not be troubled, he has
been here today, and'no doubt he
will come again."
And now came an indescribable
rush of emotion. As when a strong
current is suddenly checked, the
stream rolls back upon itself and is
choked in its ownfoara, so the in intense
tense intense curiosity which had been go going
ing going out toward the mysterious
liearer now returned upon the
preacher; and the Lord himself,
"whose I am and whom I serve,"
liad been listening to me today.
"What was I saying? Was I preach preaching
ing preaching on some popular theme in order
to catch the ear of the public?
Well, thank, God, it was of him
self I was speaking. However im imperfectly
perfectly imperfectly done, it was "Christ, and
ihim, crucified, whom I was holding
aip this morning. But in what
spirit 'did I preach? Was it "Christ
crucified preached in a crucified
tyle?" or did tbepreacher magnify
1 irriself while exalting Chrisi? So
iinxious and painful did these ques
tions become, that I was about to
ask the brother with whom he had
sat if the Lord had said anything
to him concerning the sermon,
but a sense of propriety and self self-respect
respect self-respect at once checked the sug suggestion.
gestion. suggestion. Then immediately other
questions began with equal vehe vehemence
mence vehemence to crowd into the mind.
"When did he think of the sanct sanctuary,
uary, sanctuary, its gothic arches, its stained
windows, its costiy and powerful
organ? How was he impressed
with the music and the order of
the worship?" It did not seem at
that moment as though I could
ever again care or have the smal smallest
lest smallest curiosity as to what men might
say of preaching, worship or church
if I could only know that he had
not been displeased, that he would
not withhold his feet from coming
again because he had been grieved
at what he might have seen or j
We speak of "a momentous oc-
casion." This, though in sleep, j
was recognized as such by the j
dreamer x mciutie, annual
crowded into a single solemn mo moment.
ment. moment. One present, for an hour
who could tell me ail I have so
longed to know; who could point
out to me the imperfections of my
service; who could reveal to me
my real self, to whom, perhaps, I
am most a stranger; who could cor correct
rect correct the errors in our worship to
which long usage and accepted
tradition may have rendered us in insensible.
sensible. insensible. While I had been preach
ing half an hour he had been there
and listening, who could have told
me all this, and infinitely more
and my eyes had beenholden, that
I knew him net; and now he had
gone. "Yet a little while I am
with you, and then I go unto him
that sent me."
One thought, however lingered
in my mind with tomething of
comfort, and more of awe. "He
has been here today, and no doubt,
he will come again;" and mentally
repeating these words as one re regretfully
gretfully regretfully meditating on a vanished
vision, "I awoke and it was a
dream." No it was not a dream.
It was a vision of the deepest
reality, a miniature of an actual
ministry, verifying the statement
often repeated, that sometimes we
are most aware toward God when
we are asleep toward the world.
A Blossom Transplanted.
In memory of little Louise Curry, who went
home September i, 1895, aged six years.
In the infant class room of the
Ocala Baptist Sunday school there
was a group of bright-faced little
ones. They had been following
with eager interest the wonderful
journeyings of the Israelites, and
today the lesson was "The New
Home in Canaan." It seemed
specially pleasing to them. They
studied the large, colored, picture
and took in every detail with their
keen, observant little eyes. Then
the teacher told them of the new
home God had promised them, so
much more beautiful than Canaan,
where there was no sickness nor
sorrow, and where there was no
night, but always a happy, glorious
day. And as 'she looked into the
sweet, innocent faces before her a
prayer went up from her heart that
every one of them might enter
that home when life's journey was
One week later there was an
empty seat. Little Louise Curry,
one of the brightest and most in interesting
teresting interesting of the little band, was
Nothing but sickness would
have kept her away, for in several
months she had been absent only
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once, and then unintentionally.
Always wide-awake, listening in intently
tently intently and often surprising the
teacher with her quaint, thought thoughtful
ful thoughtful answers.
But the next Sabbath the little
ones looked with snd and wonder wondering
ing wondering eyes on the seat, still empty,
that would never again be occupied
by her. It was to them a great
mystery. But the teacher tenderly
reminded them of the beautiful
home on the other side of the
river, and how little Louise had
slid she wanted to go there and!
see the baby sister she never had j
seen on earth; and so in the quiet j
twilight last Sabbath evening the
dear Lord Jesus had come and j
carried her-across. She had only
gone over the river to the beauti beautiful
ful beautiful land beyond. Dear
little pupil, may all the little class classmates,
mates, classmates, and the teacher who misses
thee so much, be permitted to
meet thee again in that home
whose glories are now unfolding
to thy raptured sight.
"Goodnight" until the morning.
Mrs. T. D. Crawford.
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On account of National Meeting
cf Kentucky Horse Breeders' As Association
sociation Association at Lexington, Ky.t will
sell round trip tickets to Lexing Lexington
ton Lexington on Oct. 7 and 8 for 24.40, good
until Oct. 21, 1895.
On account of the Grand Array
of the Rt public at Louisville, Ky.,
will sell round trip tickets to Lou Louisville
isville Louisville on Sept. 8, 9, 10 and 11 for
only $17 80, good until Oct. 5,
On account of dedication of the
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tional National Pard, will sell round trip
tickets to Chattanooga ou Sept. 16
to 19 inclusive for only $11.40,
good until Oct. 13, 1S95.
SIONS TO FLORIDA.
On September 4th and October
2nd tickets will be sold by the
Plant System to all points in
Florida, limited 20 days, from the
principal Ohio and Mississippi
j gateways and from points beyond,
at one fare for the round trip.
ONE WAY SETTLERS' RATES.
On September 4th and October
2nd, and on the first Tuesday of
each month thereafter, until
further advised, one way tickets
will be sold via the Plant System
from principal Ohio and Missis Mississippi
sippi Mississippi River gateways and from
points beyond to principal points
in Florida at a rate of one and one one-half
half one-half cent per mile, counting short
Account Cotton States and In International
ternational International Fxposition the Plant
System will sell tickets September
5th and 1 2th, and every day from
September 15th to December 15th,
limited to January 7th, at $18.55,
from Ocala. Also September 16th
until December 16th, limited
twenty days, at $13.60. Tickets
sold every Tuesday and Thursday
after September 16th to December
24th at $9.90, limited ten days.
KNOX VILLK, TENN.
September 15th to 16th, the
Plant System will sell tickets to
Knoxville and return account bat battlefield
tlefield battlefield encampment of the oons oons-of
of oons-of Veterans, limited to return Oc October
tober October 10th at $13.10 from Ocala.
For further information apply to
C. F. Faires, city ticket agent,.
Ocala House, F. C. Alworth, depot
ticket agent, Ocala.
For tickets to all points, summer
r?.tes and the quickest time, call on
or address F. J. Huber, ticket agt.
Florida Southern depot; C. F
Faires city ticket agen Ocala
House; H. G. Hay craft, traveling;
passenger agent, Ocala; F. M..
Jolly, division passenger agent,
Tampa; B. V. Wrenn, general pas passenger
senger passenger agent, Savannah, Ga.; H.
C. McFadden, assistant general
passenger agent, Savannah, Ga,