VoL 1. No. 43.
OCALA, FLORIDA, AUG. 3, 1895.
Price Five Cents
PUBLISHED EVERY DAY IN THE WEIEIK 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.
Horatio Davis of Gainesville,
was in town yesterday.
A fine lot of young fat chickens
for sale today at Gray's. :
, B. Barnett, of Jackso nville, was
in town yesterday.
Fine Honduras Pineapples just
put on sale at Charles Constans.
J. A. Wade, of Fernandina, was
at the Montezuma yesterday.
Kelsey Plums in quantities to
preserve, at Charles Constans'.;
F. L Clarke, of Monticello, was
at the Ocala house yesterday.
Six-room house tor rent on South
Third street. Apply to U- u.
Massey. j ;
William Fox and wife left yes-,
terday for Atlanta on a visit.
Houses to rent from $1$ down,
Inquire of Isaac Stevens.
We notice a marked improve improvement
ment improvement on our streets over a month
ago. V :
Remember, we are closing out
our entire line of Straw Hats AT
COST. Davidson & VanEchop.
Judge Bullock and family will
return today from their Lake Weir
Puff Bosom Shirts, white and
Davidson & VanEchop.
J. N. Reams, ot London, was
registered at the Montezuma yes yesterday.
terday. yesterday. ; ;; v i ;,
Fine Clingstone and Soft Peaches
at is and 25 cents per basket at
W. J. HanlcTn, superintendent of
transportation of the Plant system,
was in the city yesterday.
LeConte Pears cheap to pre preserve
serve preserve by the peck, bushel or barrel.
CHEAP 85 cents per bushel at
Charles Constans. '... '. t
A colored parson at Reddick was
sentr to jail yesterday by,S. W.
Wilson for larceny after 'trust.,-
Take your music to the Witness
job office and have it bound into a
book with your name in gold on
Miss Meta Jewett will return to today
day today from Lake Weir, where she
has been on a visit for several
Weare still in the Custom Madel
Clothing business and can fit you.
Pi ices right.
Davidson Si VanEchop.
W. W. Clyatt, jr., and charming
young wife returned from Levy
county, Mr. Clyatt's old home, yes
terday. ' -;:r ? .-
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.
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John Murray, who was before
the mayor yesterday for' disorderly
conduct, was discharged and im immediately
mediately immediately rearrested upon the
charge of keeping a disorderly
hrme He failed to Vive bond and
was locked up in the cijy's cooler.
Only a few more days now and
our city will have gas, as the com company
pany company are almost ready to turn it
Wc carry one of the most com complete
plete complete lines of Men's Fine Shoes in
town. Patent Jeather, Cordovan
and-Calf. r :
Davidson & VanEchop.
The debate last night by mem members
bers members of the Literary and Debating
society resulted in a decision for
the affirmative.: y ; t,
Figures do not lie. Multiply 36
by 7 and you have 500 provided
you invest seven times thirty-six
with the Covenant Builcjing and
Loan association. Ask M. M.?
Little about it. v
The board; of county commis commissioners
sioners commissioners meets in the court house
Monday, and some important busi business
ness business is to be be transacted.
The Rev. John A; Fife, late of
the Tennessee conference, will
preach in the Methodist ; church
next Sunday at 11 a.m. and v: 7:30
p.m. r i $ ;.y '-f :: :-f :. vv & V '. '5 : '.
Maurice Stern, who has been
with M. Fischel f o r quite a while,
has severed j his connectipnwith
that firm and gone to Atlanta to
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Mrs. H. Stacy, at corner of Mag Magnolia
nolia Magnolia and Fifth street, will want a
few good gentleman boarders at
$3. 50 per week, Best of accom accommodation
modation accommodation s in town for the money.
Of late the lawyers 1 of our city
haye been very busy. They seem
to be always overworked. This is
a sign that something is going on
in business circles.
The Covenant Building and
Loan association will pay you 8 per
cent for the use of your money, or
loan t you theirs at 6 per cent.
Which do you prefer ? M. M.
Little will explain to you.
N. J. Johanson returned yester yesterday
day yesterday from Georgia, where he went
on business, and will now go to
Kissimmee, where his wife is visit visiting
ing visiting her sister.
W. G. Barry is putting in gas in
J. N Edwards & Son's store in the
Witness building today -both for
light and for Mrs. -Edwards's
kitchen raneeHn the restaurant i 5
uaviason &. van ,cnop are now
in their hewquarters and are ready
to serve their man v customers bet better
ter better tha n herebef ore. Everybody
invited to i nspect our new line of
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J. R. Moorhead the county sur surveyor,
veyor, surveyor, returned yesterday from
Live Oak, where he has been on
an important t surveying job. He
will be engaged on the survey for
the new Silver Springs railroad.
Cheapest excursion ever inaugu inaugurated
rated inaugurated in thesouth. wFrom Palatka
to Atlantarand return for only $4
for the round trip. Leaves talatka
445 p. m; August 19, leaves Lake
Citv7:i7 p.m., leaves Genoa 7.55
Tickets good for four days return return-ingr
ingr return-ingr :r-J
The business manager of the
Ocala News vent for an outing in
the mountains and returned with a
case of fever. We have always
thought Florida good enough for a
summer. and winter residence residence-Tampa
Tampa residence-Tampa Tribune.
ATTENTION, TAX-PAYERS I
The tax book for 1894 will close
the 1st of September and property
will be advertised for sale first
Monday in-Octc-ber next i j;
Gome and pay. your taxes and
save expenses. F. D. Pooser,
Tax Collector Marion county, Fla.
July 30, 189s.
Two cases just received.
the latest styles" at
rs. Cf A. Brown's.
Senator Pasco Describes the Re Re-sources
sources Re-sources of H is State.'
In Florida the'phosphate indus4
try is very Oarge! and constantly
growing. It was only developed
within the last five or six. years,
but already there is a large amount
of capital invested in it, and it has
given employment to a great many
people. Many mines are in success successful'
ful' successful' operation; the product is used
for fertilizing and is worked with
acid. A great deal of it is sent to
England, France, Germany and
the northern states, where it is
treated with acids ana prepared
for fertilizing uses. The Florida
deposits are unusually rich. Phos Phosphate
phate Phosphate has also Ueen found in South
Carolina and Tennessee, but the
Florida deposits are richer and
have attracted the attenttion of
men of means. Large investments
have been made in these mines,
which promise to be a fruitful
source of wealth.
Our fruit industry is very large
(orange, lemon, pineapple, citron,)
and has attracted much attention,
especially within the last two
years. Fruits of a tropical char-
acter have been produced on Indian!
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river ana luce wortn, ana mere
have been a great many cocoanuf j
trees planted in the extreme southljthe ports of Jacksonville, Fernan-
erri part of the state, which are
coming into bearing. Grapea
ought to be mentioned among our
products. ; Some people have gone
into the manufacture xf wine, in
which they have been successful.
In the hills of .middle Florida the
grapes do finely, and can easily
compete with t he California fruit;
they are finer flavored. We raise
many peaches, which we send out
of the state. They are very early
peaches, which have been intro introduced
duced introduced from Japan.
Although these tropical fruits
received a bad setback from the
recent frost, a severe cold like this
comes but rarely. It is sixty years
since there was such a heavy freeze,
but it is not likely to do anything
more than set back this industry
for a while.
Our truck business i3 important,
and we do a large amount, shipping
vegetables and watermelons to the
North, bothty; railroad and steam steamship,
ship, steamship, sending oiir products to Sa Savannah,
vannah, Savannah, Boston, Baltimore and
New York, from which centers
they are shipped to other parts of
the country. J
TllE NATIONAL WINTER RESORT.
A large- source of wealth to our
people is ..the number of visitors
that come to JRldrida every winter
for a change of climate. We
have some of the largest hotels in
the. United States, at Jacksonville,
Ocala, Saint Augustine ;arid Rock Rock-ledge,
ledge, Rock-ledge, on Indian river. A remark remarkably
ably remarkably fine hotel is the "Royal Poin Poin-ciana,?
ciana,? Poin-ciana,? on Lake Worth, built by
Mr. Flagler, and there is another
notable hotel at Tampa, belonging
to Mr. Plant, and other first-class
houses, though smaller, in other
cities, scattered over East and
SECTIONS AND PRODUCTS. '
The section of; the state where
I live (Middle Florida) is the farm farming
ing farming section; In tne east and south
we have .fruit; and phosphates. In
my : section we produce a great
deal of corn, as well as other vege
tables, and cotton and cane. We
have very fine farming lands in
Middle and West Florida, and
many fine cattle are raised there.
Dairying is becoming profitable.
Lands are worth from: $3 to $100
an acre and some choice places on
Indian river have sold "as high as
giobo an acre. It depends on lo location
cation location and the character of i the
product that can be raised on them.
Our cotton lands are down in con
sequence of the depressed price of
cotton for the last few years, par particularly
ticularly particularly this year,
Are mostly engaged in the orange
and vegetable and phosphate in
dustries. The population of our
state, within the last twenty years,
has increased very greatly; in a
larger proportion, I suppose, than
other southern states except Texas.
Many of the new settlers have
drifted into mercantile pursuits,
where there is a chance for them
in local trade.
A very large ber trade is
aonW in some sections, chiefly from
dina and Pensacola. More square square-rigged
rigged square-rigged vessels arrive at' and clear
from the harbor of Pensacola in
the course 0f a ear than, with few
exceptions, any other harbor in
the United States. The coast
- FISH AND oi'STERS,
And they are shipped from the
state in vast quantities. In the
southern ..part of the state and
in some parts of the middle and
FINE RANGES FOR CATTLE,
And in years past 'they have been
a source of much profit.
A GENERAL SUMMING UP.
The opportunity for large in investments
vestments investments of capital in Florida lie
principally in the direction of min mining
ing mining phosphate and in the fruit and
vegetable industry. While a great
many ; of the young orange trees
have been killed this year,; and
others have been set back, it will,
in the near future, be of some ad advantage
vantage advantage to the fruit growers whose
grove3 have been spared, because
there will be less chance of over overproduction.
production. overproduction. There is
NO BETTER COUNTRY
For a small farmer to go to than
Florida. The climate is mild. We
have good water in almost every
part of the state, and an abund abundance
ance abundance of wood. Our light wood
makes splendid fires and the cost
of building is cheap.-Hon. Samuel
Pasco in the Independent
Lines Suggested by Mendelssohn's Consolation.
If this were all, ahl if this were all,
That ''into each life some rain must fall,"
There were fainter sobs in the poet' rhyme,
There were fewer wrecks on the shores of time.
But tempests of woe pass over the soul,
Since winds of anguish we cannot control.
And storm after storm we are called to bear,
Till the lips grow white with the heart's despair.
There are wrecks of time that set sail with glee,
Wracks of love sinking silently, ;
Many are hidden from the human eye,
Only God knoweth how deep they lie,
Only God heard when arose the cry
"Help me to bear, oh, help me to bear!"
That 3nto each life some rain must fall"
If this were all, ah! if this were all;
But there's a sure refuge from storm and blast
"Gloria patri," we reach it at last.
I overheard Jennie Allen com complaining
plaining complaining only yesterday because
her life was so common-place, when
sne was the eldest sister in a home
where three younger brothers and
one sister daily sought her advice
and loved her devotedly.
And Harry Brown, a young boy,
blessed with health and opportu opportunity
nity opportunity to secure a good education,
sighed and declared life a common commonplace
place commonplace and humdrum affair.
When Mary Jones' mother spoke
to her about the needs of a certain
family in the block back of them,
and said it vould be an act of
Christian charity to help the child
ren, Mary answered they seemed
such a common-place family, she
could fnbt. take much interest in
them. Life is what we make it,
nothing more nor less, and we neg
lect our duty when we look for
great things to do, and underrate
the tasks which greet us daily.
Suppose the sun should refuse to
shine, saying the world was too
common-place and humdrum an
affair, and the moon and stars
should hide their faces because the
sun refused to do its work. Then
the flowers, growing tall and beau beautiful,
tiful, beautiful, concluded it was not worth
while for them to waste their frag fragrance
rance fragrance on such common-place peo people,
ple, people, and the violets and clover con concluded
cluded concluded they might as well droop
their heads'arid die, since they held
such lowly and humble positions.
God made and understands each
separate soul he created. It were
a sad world and a dark one when
ve fail to perform the duties
around us. It i3 only by a faithful
performance of our daily tasks that
we become fitted for greater work.
4 It is the little things, put to together,
gether, together, in the life that we some sometimes
times sometimes call common-place, that make
a beautiful whole. Christian Un Union
ion Union Herald.
Mr. Liddon, after, about five
weeks' work to recover his drill
from the well being drilled for
the city cesspool, is about to
be rewarded by getting his drill
out, which will enable him to go
on with the well. It is now about
ninety feet deep, and he can soon
have it completed after getting
The Best, Most Complete and Most
A aV AVH
R. B. Mitchell & Co.
Stylish Line of
Drugs, Chemicals, Patent Medicines,
'v-c. soQa waxer unu icu vruam.
Fancy Goods, Stationery, &c,
Physician's Prescriptions Coref ully Compounded.
't Post Office Drug Store.
oys sied CEiflldreini
George D. Courtney's ;
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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-
thing in the grodery line. Country Produce,
Chickensand Eggs bought and sold. ; Bread, y:?';
Pies and Cakes fresh from the' bakery. j
One Door North from City Market, Ocala, Fla.
Hlvrh Ofade Ocods,
Watches, Jewelry. ..."
Low Grade Prices.
Repai ring and K ngra. vi ng.
Ail Work Guaranteed at A. E. Bl! rUCtt'S Jevyelen
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Merchants' Block, Ocala, Pla.
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and cat up tho food your family should have, when the
Yankee Novelty Works
We mnnufscture Afl Kinds of SCROLLWORK, BRACKETS, MOULDlNtf
TURMINU, WINDOW and DOOR FRAHES, CABINETS, and all kinds of
Carpenter and fcb Work. A full supply of.
Rough and Dressed Seasoned' Lumber Constantly on Hand at
LOWEGT CAGH PRICES.
NORTH OF F. C. & P. DEPOT. OCALA, FLA.
Are putting- up such Nice nJ
Window and Door Screens "1
for so Little Honey.
AND r- OPTICAL GOODS.
- ClGanlng, Repairing and Engraving.
V GUARANTEED FIRST-CLASS WORK.
North Side Square, Ocala, Fla.
Yl r- II k Tf 'TT "F O ft
lr reo o a w en pe,
L. P. J nil mean 'Lab
Tr A TVT A CU
FINE DRESS GOODS,
and iurn broidery,
Trunks and Valises.
Agents for Buttericks Patterns
OUR MOTTO: Wo study to p(toaso our customers.
Ocala, ::. : ; .: : Florida.'
Staple' aicl Fancy- Groceries
Corn, Oats, Hay, Vegetables, Etc. '-"
Cutler Block Corner Orange Avonuo and Exposition St.
Ocala, : : : : 'orida
ANALYTICAL AND' TEGHHIGAL CHEMISTRY,
P. O. Box 402. Ocala, Fla. v
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 Eerffisi Wafers and Fertilizers.
The most approved methods followed. All rates as
reasonable as' consistent with high class of work.
3 Laboratory located on second floor of Southern Express Go's bldg.
TO ST. PETERSBURG
Via Plant 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 3:1 5 p.m., Au August
gust August 5. pon't forget the date.
For tickets and further informa information
tion information call on C. F. Fa 1 res,
City Ticket Agt., Ocala house,
F. J. Huber,
Ticket Agt, Fla. So. Depot.
Tins press has only been used a bout
six months and wilt be sold at a Bar Bar-gatn.
gatn. Bar-gatn. Address "Star," Ocala. Fla.
-m Tfie Ocala Photo Co. ses-
oppotiujyj Qntezuma Hotel.
ABIES QUICK AS A WINK I
N. O...THE C A OA HTTE IG OUR GPECIAL.TY
and is made only by us.
Call and see Samples.
- MES. M. E. HODGE,
Tress Making and General Sowing.
AlgCuttics, Sewing and Fitting done in tbe Latest Sty It, at the Lowest Prfce and
'on short notice. V
"Rooms Upstairs, tiort Side Square. Ocala, fIa.
J ob W'or k
Are the Most Reasonable,
ttuggies & Harness.
T'nrn hfirhiMl anr.rrfi mt lKnvtH'u
2Jr Vmr fm fifMnth.tlt(i rif4
A" Cir4( CtA. Iiv Ml vein .lt.i w.
1 discarded tbe Dealer and began
0 I selling: direct to Consumers at
r' i0ts. W wholesale prices. Result: up
ward of lOO.OOO Veil lei m sold
and our factory now the largest
on earth. dealing direct with con-
inmin. Surnl fnronrinurnini.th
'" sinStZU. 12S page lllustrat. free i-aAlrne.
ALLIANCE CARRIAGE CO.. CINCINNATI, O.
J. A. Pittman & Co.,
t A., i -nrvn -'Y-1--TiiMltif ai
Undertakers snd EinkSniors.
Dealers in Cqffins, Iron and 'Wood 'Wooden
en 'Wooden Caskets, Burial Outfits.
Charges lower than, ever before in
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vcaia. .iso cieaiers in all kinds
of Second-Hand Furniture
. Promnt attention o-ivpn tr oil
orders by mail or telegram.
OCALA HOUSE CARDER SHOP,
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The oldest and best establish
Barber in the .city. Only, expert
Albert Wright, v
Room 3, Merchants' Block, -OCALA,
James H. Hill,
Attorney at Law.
County, Judge's office in Court
T. P. Lloyd, i
Attorney at Law,
Will Practicc in all Courts.
John G. Beardon,
Attorney at Law,
Will practice in all Courts.
James D. McConnell,
Attorney at Law.
Office in First National Bank
Block, : v ;).;-'
Attorney at Law.
Room 3, Merchants' Block,
A. H. R. Fredrick, M. D.
Physician & Surgeon.
Diseases of Women and Children
Office opposite Arlington Hotel.
v Ocala, Fla. r
R. D. Fuller,
Office over Merchants National
Office over First National, Bank
E. F. Brown, M. D., 1
Physician & Surgeon
Box 382, Ocala; Fla.
Treatment of Cancer a specialty.
W. H. Marean, 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 Mam
streets. Residence, corner of
Second and; Watula streets, r
OCALA, V, FLA. ;
OCKLAVAHA Jf CftUX AND LlAIN STREET.
Opposite Occia House.
Meals Served from
7 a.:imq,9 p. m.
Charges Moderate bot Strictly Cash.
SkcIiI OiLifa Eitrn.
Handy to Depot.
Best of Table Delicacies.
Kates $1 per pay.
Special rates by the week.
LNorth Magnolia. St. ..."
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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. ; f
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,
: Ocala, Fla.
Fine Livery Turnouts and Saddle
Orders by Telephone or otherwise
will receive prompt attention.
J. W. DaVlS,!
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.
OAS I GAS
- W. Q Barry
Practical Plumbsr end Contractor.
nt air and eras bur
ners are J cleaner, cheaper, safer
man wood or gasoline, ripe gas
lights, fire places and all kinds of
stoves for heating. Not necessary
to buy a stoye. Estimates furnish furnished
ed furnished on all work. Satisfaction guaranteed.
Jeweler and Engraver.
SPECIAL PRICES. :
At Carlisle's Drug Store
PLANT SYSTEMTOR BOSTON,
TRIENNIAL CONCLAVE, KNIGHTS
J 'v: vTEMPLAR. :
On Aug. 20 and 21, will sell to
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,
g3825,andwith var i abl e rout es 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 arid 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.
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 I
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, Cify Ticket Agent,
To Denver, Colorado, via Plant
On account of American Phar
rnaceutical association, on August
10 find 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.
Stopovers will be allowed at
points mentioned above.
Usual diverse- routes allowed
west of St. Louis and Kansas
"Fbr the quickest time and best
route call on C. F. Faires,
City Ticket Agt Ocala house.
; F. J. Huber,
Ticket Agt., Fla. So. Depot.
j If you have an old bpok that you
I wish to preserve, take it to the
! Witness, job office and have it
Board and Lodging.
Opposite Post Office.
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t v 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
J. 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
The LfoWest Prices,
1 Proprietor of i he 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. k. wiLLinm.
: Tonsorial Artist.
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 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 No. 1 1. City Market.
FRESH FFSH ON ICE DAILY.
Fresh water varieties Bream and
' '-Trout. :V' :rV;:
Salt water varieties constantly on
Country Produce, I j
'.. Eggs arid Poultry,
Bought and Sold. r r
Prices cheaper than any in the
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D. E. Mclver,
UNDERTAKER and EMBAmER
Carrying a full line of Undertakers'
Supplies, Wooden and Metallic
Caskets, Burial Robes, etc.
Orders by mail and telegraphy
Thp flew Brunswick Restaurant,
Llisses Richards & Hallett,
Board $3.50 per Week.
Regular Meals 25 Cents.
Hot lunches, coffee, etc:, at all
hours of the day and night. Ex Extra
tra Extra dishes served at moderate
prices. Open Monday. HaiiOey
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 $1.56 per day.
Special rates by the week.
f D. S. LITTLE, Prop.,
John V. Pearson,
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. Y (2ity Property
Bought, Sold and Rented.
T. A. YANCEY,
City Market, Ocala, Ffo.
Fish', Game and Poultry.
Northern and Florida Vegetables.
New York, Chicago and Florida
Orders from a distance given
v Tonsorial Artist,
Who is upstairs in the
Large, Cool Rooms
in the Gary Block, is able to pi e.t so
all customers! Come and see m.
Hair Cuts, Shaving and Sham n ,0 ,0-ing
ing ,0-ing done in first-class order.
r Ocala, Fix
Melons on Ice delivered to any
part of the City.
Vegetables and all kinds of
t Country Produce.
Candies, Nuts, Tobacco and
Cigars. t ; ; ;-Stop
Stop ;-Stop when passing and examine
JOHN E. DAVIS,
Groceries and General Family Supplies,
Cigars, Tobacco, etc.,
General Country Produce.
Fruit bought and sold. Prices the
, lowest. f
Two doors west of Mitchell Block,
Thomas J. plary,
Justice of the Peace,
First District, Marion Co., Fla.
v Office in Courty House.
Prompt attention given to all Civil
and Criminal Cases under my
, I have named her Marion after Marion County, Fla."
Causes alarm in some
quarters, but don't be
scared for Grover C. is
bound to take care of tlie
infant industries. We
are bound 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 jirices 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
S! on the Dollar.
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The Cuban insurrection is very
like other insurrections; the more
it is put down on paper the more it
is up and doing on the battlefield.
It has been in its last throes sever several
al several times in the Spanish dispatches,
but shows vigor enough yet to
threaten a last throw to its oppo oppo-nent
nent oppo-nent s. Boston Herald.
to make one extremely tired to
hear that some influential Cubans
are attributing the whole Cuban
trouble to the influence of the
American newspapers. Ex.
Palatka knows a good thing
when she sees it. Her business
men have organized the American
Tobacco and Cigar company with
a capital stock of $300,000. The
concern will give employment to
six hundred women. What is
Ocala doing in that directon ?
Have ve less enterprise than Pa
Rumors of Cuban victories on
the island have been confirmed. In
the great battle in which Campos
was in command of the Spanish
column the insurgents killed and
captured about 1,500 of their ene
mies, losing only one-fifth as many
of their own forces. It is enough
A meeting of orange growers
was held at Tavares Saturday and
resolutians adopted to appoint a
committee to confer with citizens
of other counties who lost their
orange grove property by the
freeze, with a view of holding a
convention at some future time
and place for the purpose of con considering
sidering considering the situation and devising
means to meet it and to enable the
people to recover from their losses
and to confer with creditors and
mortgagees, with a view of secur-
rtg a reasonable settlement of
claims and mortgages. Ex.
Porter Stocks, a young man
well known in Atlanta, and neph
ew of Sam Jones, committed sui
cide by shooting himself through
the heart with a pistol snatched
from one of the prison officials.
He was confined in the convict
prison located at Mimmola, a small
lumber station on the East Ten
nessee road, near the Flor
ida line. The deed was committed
Saturday last, without a word of
warning. Porter Stocks was born
in Cartersville, Ga.,.and was 27
years old. He was convicted of
killing Alf Cossin, and was sen
tenced to five years -in the peni
tentiary for manslaughter. He
had served out two years when he
The STAR is the parjerfor
you to read when you want
all of the news.
If you want a good daily paper,
The Star will suit you.
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 Florida. Enquire at this
The Ocala Temperance and Re Reform
form Reform club will hold a very interest interesting
ing interesting meeting tomorrow afternoon
at 4 o'clock. M. M. Little will de deliver
liver deliver an interesting and instructive
lecture on the subject of temper temperance,
ance, temperance, and this gentleman's well
known abilities as a speaker will
insure for him an interested audi audience.
ence. audience. Miss Sadie Bull will also
assist if her health will permit. All
are invited to be present.
Mr. McDonald, the social re
ceiver, says he will be ready to go
to his Alabama appointment by
the 8th. Mr. Stapylton will come
up Monday and they will go over
the books together, and after get getting
ting getting the new receiver initiated into
the business he will be off. Mr.
McDonald says there are just loads
of work to be done before he can
leave,' but he thinks it can be
finished by that time.
Collector King received a large
shipment of tobacco yesterday
about two thousand pounds -consigned
to Jose Morales &, Co. This
is a very large shipment and will
give the custom house people some
work to do for the next few days.
Mr. King thinks of going down to
Ozona tomorrow to visit his family,
who are summering down there.
Herbt-rt Anderson told a Star
reporter today that he was nt sure
yet whether they would begin work
on the Silver Spring railroad Mon Monday
day Monday or not: He said they would
likely change the, route wnere the
road leaves the Springs, from the
old survey, and this is what Sur Surveyor
veyor Surveyor Moorhead is at work on.
However, he said the surveying
would be finished and a permanent
route settled upon, and as soon as
that was done they would begin
actual right of way. Mr. Ander
son said he could not tell yet
where the road would enter Ocala
or the route it would take through
the city. ''At any rate," said he,
"it will only be a matter of a few
days till we begin work in earnest
on the new road."
RATES AND FREIGHTS.
Fair Rates for the Farmers, or
No Truck Planted.
Mcintosh, Fla., July 31. At a
meeting of the vegetable growers
of Mcintosh and neighboring dis districtsheld
trictsheld districtsheld at Mcintosh Saturday
morning, M. E. Allen was chosen
chairman and L. S. Light secre secretary.
M. E. Allen, John Bass and L.
S. Light were appointed a commit committee
tee committee on resolutions, etc., which were
unanimously adopted, and are as
Whereas,. Owing to the de
pressed condition of affairs and
the excessive freight charges on
our vegetables, steps must be
taken at once to secure better
rates; therefore be it
Resolved, That vegetable grow
ers combine and unite in the effort
to furnish all facts as to the profit
or loss on the business, so that our
railroad officials can have a just
conception of the condition of af affairs.
fairs. affairs. Resolved, That our fellow grow growers
ers growers in the state meet at an appoint appointed
ed appointed time and place in their neigh neighborhoods
borhoods neighborhoods to further improve the
condition of the vegetable growers;
there be it
Resolved, That we, the vegeta vegetable
ble vegetable growers assembled here today,
demand a lower freight rate on our
products grown for market.
Resolved, That unless the trans transportation
portation transportation companies do very mate materially
rially materially lessen freight, we plant such
products as we can use at home to
advantage and lessen our areage of
Resolved, further, That we de demand
mand demand these rates published before
putting seed in the ground for the
It is also requested that the
Times-Union and other leading
papers of the vegetable growing
districts publish these resolutions
and the proceedings of this meet
The secretary was instructed to
gather all the statistics as to the
amount of vegetables shipped,
gross sales, freight charges, com commissions
missions commissions and cartage and net re returns,
turns, returns, and to report the same at
the next meeting, August 7, at
Mcintosh, at 9 a.m.
It ns an idle hour that a man
spends in explaining himself. It
is our business to live, not to apol apologize
ogize apologize for living. Indiana Baptist.
There is more help in an ounce
of encouragement than there is in
a ton of good advice. Ram's