Vol. 1. No. 91.
OCALA, FLORIDA, SEPT. 21, 1895.
Price Five Cent::.
PUBLISHED EVERY DA V IN THE WEEK EXCEPTING SUNDAY.
IN AND ABOUT THE TOWN.
Some Things You Know and Some
Tilings You Don't Know.
Suits to order from $15 up.
Davidson & VanEciiop.
Pear.son Moody is on the sick
For Sale. A 5x8 view camera.
Inquire at this othec.
M. A. Riche, of Savannah, is in
Straw Hats we are almost giving
away. Davidson & VanEciiop.
J. I. linney, the Candler farmer,
is in the city. ?
Wm. Gray's for your fresh oys-;
ters on ice.
D. Ripson, of Jacksonville, is at
the Ocala House. j
Foutz's Horse and Cattle Pow- j
der, 20 c. ai Tydiijgfc.
J. Shaw, of St. Louis, was in
Young chickens cheap constant constantly
ly constantly on hand at Wm. uray's.
A. Gundenheimer, of Mobile, is
at the Ocala House.
Try our Sarsaparilla for ail blood
diseases, T'dings & Co,
Jake Gerig is expected back to today
day today from New York.
Pants to measure, $4, guaran guarantee
tee guarantee a tic.
Davidson & VanEciiop.
Cotton has begun to come in
pretty plentiful J y of late.
Fresh oysters on ice will be
found every day now at Win.
Mrs. N. K. Brown, of Eastlake,
was at the iViontezuma yesterday.
R. K. Wartman of Citra, was
shaking hands with friends in the
See our line of Men's Shoes be
ft -v f" T T T
ascertain the cause of death.
The horses attached to a hack
ran away today, causing considera considera-excitement,
excitement, considera-excitement, but little damage.
Fall styles and samples received.
Call and see ttiem.
Davidson & VanEciiop.
Both fire companies made fine
runs last night. They are narrow narrowing
ing narrowing down the time to a very close
C. V. McCoy, the Ocala House j
barber, win give you tne smootnest
and easiest shave imaginable. Hair
cuts in the latest style.
FYank Baron, the operator at the
old S. S O. & G. depot, moved his
family to town yesterday from Pa Pa-latka.
latka. Pa-latka. Take your prescriptions to
, xyuings x o. anu get tneir
rr 1: o 1 1
prices. Only pure drugs used.
J, H. J. Counts, who resides six
miles south of town, was in Ocala
today and registered at the Barnes
Mouse on North Main stieet.
Figures do not lie. Multiply $36
-j,y 7 and you have S5oo-piovided i
ion invest seven times thnty-six
tn tne covenant iiiiiuiing ana
LA'in association. Ask M. M. i
LitYle about it.
1JAVIDSON 0 VANECIIOP. j
I Wanted. A few private board board-McCarthy's
McCarthy's board-McCarthy's third horse is dead. J ers, ladies or gentlemen. Conve-
An examination will be made to nient to public square. Rates rea-
Fine fr sh water fish today on
ice at L. S. Black's, stall Xo. 11,
J. T. Lancaster, who has been so
sick for the past two weeks, is now
much improved, and will soon be
The National Protective Legion
pays $1 5 per week to members 111
case ( f sickness or disability.
S. A. Agnew returned yesterday
from West Palm Beach and Lan Lan-tana,
tana, Lan-tana, in Dade county, where he
has been for several months.
Isaac Stevens has cottages to
rent irom $5 to $15 per month
Two of Ocala's society young Is-
vv-i A ,,U,IV1U6
stilts, and are thinking of adopting
bloomers for convenience sake,
For Rent. A ten-room house.
Hot and coid bath, two blocks
from square. Apply to H G Hay Hay-craft
craft Hay-craft at city ticket office ot Plant
It has been another good day
for our merchants. A great many
country people came in, bringing
their chickens, eggs, cotton and
Any one wishing' kalso mining
work done will do well to give W.
H. Sullivan a trial. He does only
first class work. South Lime it.,
Ocala, I7 la.
Raymond Robbins, a rising
young attorney, who has been with
O. T. Green for some time, left to today
day today for Washington, where he
goes to study law.
E. B. Richardson's stable will
furnish you a first-class turnout
cheaper than elsewhere. Call and
try his teams.
George C. Warner and wife, of
Leesburg, passed through Ocala
Thursday on their way to take in
the Atlanta exposition. George-is
a hard worker and deserves a vaca
sonable. Mrs. Thos. J. Barnes,
corner Main and North Third
A three-months-old colt belong belonging
ing belonging to J. H. J. Counts was nearly
killed by a picket fence it was try trying
ing trying to jump yesterday afternoon at
the farm of its owner six miles
south of town.
Do you forget that you must
die? Then provide for your fam
ily by taking out a policy in the
National Protective Legion.
The grape crop in Marion coun county
ty county was very large this year, but
there seems to be very little mar market
ket market for the fruit. Can no way be
provided so that our farmers can
get a good price for their grapes?
They are certainly of a superior
Are you wanting to sell goods?
Advertise in the Star
Glover Miiler, the enterprising
young agriculturist of Marion
j county, is in the cit3 and' reports I
that he is budding his wild persim-j
mons, of which he has more than
he Unows what to do witb, with
T uu m 1
J11" j..umuuo, auu pvo
soon to have an enormous crop of
that delcious fruit.
I The Ocala Rides held-a court of
discipline at the. armory last night.
A pistol was accidentally fired in
the Ocala House ticket office at
Fresh, fat oysters today and
every day now at L. S. Black's,
A few White and Colored Vests.
We are closing out at cost.
Davidson & VanEciiop.
Use our Eczema and Tetter Cure
for all cutaneous diseases; sure
cure for erysipelas. Tydings &
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.
Visitors to the Atlanta exposi exposition
tion exposition who want good board at a lew
rate should write to Mrs. G. V.
Skelton, 257 Fulton street, Atlan Atlanta,
ta, Atlanta, Ga.
You can carry $1000 to $5000
for $24 to 30 per year in tht: No Notional
tional Notional Protective Legion. F. C. W.
Williams, organizer, Mitxhcll Blk,,
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.
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 prtfer? M. M.
Little will explain to you.
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.
Prof. Earle returned yesterday
from South Carolina, where he has
been for the summer, and when
the public school opens will take
charge of that institution. We are
glad to welcome this able scholar
and pleasant gentleman back to
A pair of well matched, medium
sized bay mules; fat and first-class
animals; cheap for cash. Apply at
The copartnership heretofore ex existing
isting existing between Massey & Spark Spark-man
man Spark-man in the cross tie business has
this day been dissolved hy mutual
consent and said Spark man will
continue in the business.
This Sept. 9. 1895.
W. O. Massey.
S. W. Spar km an.
BEFORE THE MAYOR.
R. L. Anderson, for violating
city health ordinance by making
an excavation not guilty.
Charles Waterman, for selling
fresh beef in corporate limits
fined $3 and cost,
T. L. McCoy's case was called
again, but dismissed.
Eight-room cottage in the city
of Ocala. Lot contains 2 acres,
with stable, carriage house,- ser servants'
vants' servants' house, well, cistern, fruits,
L Fifteen acres pood land under
! fence ad ominn-. inst mitsirt.. ritv
, o J " w J
limits, can be leased for a term of
years very low if desired. Enquire
at this office.
AND OPTICAL GOODS.
Cleaning, Repairing and Engraving.
vjEiH Guaranteed First-Class Work.
R. B. Mitchell & Co.
Drugs, Chemicals, Patent Medicines,
Fancy Goods, Stationery, &c.
Soda Water and Ice Cream.
Physician's Prescriptions CorefuIIy Compounded.
Post Office Drug Store.
w r ? Ai wl wl v-l
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. 1 keep every everything
thing everything in the rocerv line. Country' Produce,
Chickens and Eggs bought and sold. Bread,
Pies and Cakes fresh from the bakerv.
One Door North from City Market, Ocala, Fla.
igh Grade Goods,
Low Grade Prices.
Repairing and Engraving.
All Work Guaranteed at A. E. Btimett'S, Jeweler
Merchants' Block, Ocala,JFia.
W. S. GASKIN,
iTlne:- : C5-x'e;e;n : GI-:roe:e:2r,
Keeps constantly on hand a full
at prices not excelled
Poultry and Eggs, Fruits
Come and give me a trial. I
Remember the place.
West Side Dunn's Park.
Brin us your Job Work
if von want it done neat and
at Reasonable prices.
Side Square, Ocala, Fla.
yis rsy wiy '-v rs s.
eji VA? VA
line of Choice and Fancy Groceries
by any house in the city.
and Vegetables, a Specialty.
keep everything in the eating line.
W. S. GASKIN,
OGALA HOUSE BARBER SHOP,
C. V. M c O O V
The oldest and best established
Barber in the city. Only expert
The Evening- Star
PORTER ct HARDING, Publishers.
SUBSCRIPTION 50 CUNTS PER JIONTH.
$5.00 per Year.
5 cts. per Copy at News Stands.
THE REAL ISSUE.
Editor Star I have just read in
the Banner another long letter in
which Senator Call abuses Rev. T.
C. Porter without stint. As this
is the second letter of the kind
within a month, interlarded by
various squibs of similar import
from the editorial spirit of the
Banner, I cannot refrain from re remarking
marking remarking that Mr. Porter seems to
be giving Senator Call and his
friends much trouble just now.
But is this the point at issue?
Even if all that our senior senator
alleges against" Mr. Porter be true
and we that know him, must
have better' authority for believing
it does it establish that Mr. Call
is fit for re-election? I am not in
cerested in Mr. Porter's personal
character, -except as he comes into
business or social contact with me;
but I am, as a citizen of Florida,
very much interested in the fact
that the man wh j represents this
st.ite in the senate should
possess the necessary qual -fixations
for suoh a high position.
Senator Call's disposition to abuse
ariose who disagree with him is
well known. We have been hear hearing
ing hearing his denunciations of his oppo opponents
nents opponents ior the last dozen years, but
we have not heard in all that time
of one statesmanlike action he has
performed. Are there not men
better q lalifi-d than he to fill the
rlac;? That is the question that
concerns the taxpayers.
THE METHODIST CHURCH
At tho ;First Methodist church
there will b: services tomorrow as
Sun lay school at 9:30 a.m.
Preichin.5 at 11 a. m. and 7:30
Subject for evening sermon will
be "Hevenly Recognition.
Epworth L sague prayer meeting
at 6:30 p. m.
Regular prayer meeting Wednes Wednesday
day Wednesday at 7:30 p. m.
Seats are free and all are invited
to attend all the services.
A BIG LOAN.
The largest draft ever received
in Ocala through a building
and loan association was received
on the 19'h by M. M. Little from
his company, the Covenant Build Building
ing Building and Loan Association, of
' Knoxville, Tenn.
The draft was for $4000,
The Royal Arch Chapter and
Knights Templar Commandery
held an election of officers in this
city last Wednesday. They will
hold a conclave in Washington
next month. C. Vfc McCoy, the
well known barber, will go as a
delegate from Florida.
Capt. Pooser had the court courthouse
house courthouse yard mowed this morning
with his two-horse mowing ma machine.
chine. machine. Everybody around the
square watched the operation as
though it was a circus.
GO TO FARMING.
If more of our young men would
follow the example of Glover
Miller, J. I. Finney and others, and
till the productive soil of Marion
county, instead of hanging around
town trying to eke out a living
without much work, they would
soon become of more use to them themselves
selves themselves and their country.
The Debating Society last night
was well attended, and the fol following
lowing following program was exceptionally
well rendered :
Beth Liddell and Mother
Recitation Leafy Sylvester
1 . 1 i t :
4 L1M.J U II1CIJ Lcll iYlUIU .
Professors Pike and Condon
Debate "Is Man Deereneratine?
Affirmative J. I. Finney. S. P.
J'ittman. Negative E. T. Hel Hel-veston,
veston, Hel-veston, W. D. Carn.
Miss Minnie Vaughn
The attendance was very good,
and all seemed to enjoy the music,
speeches and recitations very
If you have an old book that you
wish to preserve, take it to the
Witness job office and have it
T. J. Dobbs, who has been sick
at his home in the third ward for
some time, is some better.
A PLEASANT OCCASION
Mr. and Mrs. Frierson gave a
party at their home last night and
a most enjoyable time was spent
by those fortunate enough to re receive
ceive receive an invitation,
Mrs. Sternberg jreceived a tele telegram
gram telegram this morning from Savannah
informing her of the death of her
husband, Simon Sternberg, in that
city early this morning.
I wish to suggest to my friends
and the public in general to place
their orders lor Portraits and Pho Photographs
tographs Photographs intended for HOLIDAY
GIFTS as early as possible. The
work can be delivered to you
whenever you dtshr, only,ss all
careful workmanship demands skill
as well as time, the sooner you
place vour order with me the bet better.
ter. better. Very respectfully yours,
N. I. Gottlieb.
Studio opposite the Montezuma.
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If you are weak q
and generally ex- q
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have no appetite q
and can't work, r
begin at once tak- q
ing the most relia- q
ble strengthening q
medicine, vrhich is q
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Q I dose. q
S IT CURES S
g Dyspepsia, Kidney and Liver g
B Constipation, Impure Blood, D
g Malaria, Nervous ailments g
Jjj Get only the genuine it has crossed red
lines on the wrapper. O
g BROWN CHEMICAL CO. BALTIMORE, MO. g
flens, Boys and Childrens Clothing
A FULL LINE OF GENTS FURNISHINGS.
FANCY VESTS IN ALL STYLES.
Largest Assortment of Negligee Shirts.
m . IU
Neffllee ShlTlS. p
lies Worry You
and eat up the food your
We manufacture All Kinds of SCROLLWORK, BRACKETS, MOULDING
TURNING i WINDOW and DOOR FRAHES, CABINETS, and all kinds of
Carpenter and Job Work. A full supply of
Rous;h and Dressed Seasoned Lumber Constantly on Hand at
LOWEST CASH PRICES.
NORTH OF F. C. & P.
Dry Goods, N
FINE DRESS GOODS,
Trunks and VaHses.
Agents for ButtericRs Patterns
OUR MOTTO: Wfc study to please our customers.
MRS. M. E. HODGE,
IDress Making and General Sewing.
All Cutting, Sewing and Pitting done in the Latest Style, at the Lowest Prices and
on short notice.
Rooms Upstairs, Worth Side Square. Ocala, Fla.
R. D. Fuller,
Office over Merchants' National
Ocklawaha Avenue and Main Street!
Opposite Ocala House,
Meals Served from
7 a. m. to 9 p. m.
I Charges Moderate but Strictly Cash,
Special Orders Extra.
Take your dinner tomorrow at
Misses Ricaards & Hallvtt's. You
will get a good meal for 25 c.
Twj cases just received.
; the latest styles" at
! Mrs. C. A. Brown's.
in the Latest Styles
family should have, when the
Are putting up such Nice
Window and Door Screens
for so Little Honey.
DEPOT. OCALA, FLA.
HAS MOVED IIER 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.
Gall and See Her Stock
If you want a good daily paper,
The Star will suit you.
J. A. Pittman & Co.,
Undertakers and Embalmers.
Dealers in Coffins, Iron and Wood
en Caskets, Burial Outfits.
Charges lower than ever before in j
Ocala. Also dealers in all kinds i
- Second-Hand Furniture.
Prompt attention given to all I
orders by mail or telegram.
$ Gents Furnish in R
Fancy Tests. K
Edgar P. Allen. Albert Wrigkt.
Allen & Wright,
Attorney at LaAV
Room 3, Merchants' Block,
James H. Hill,
Attorney at Law.
County Judge's office in Court
T. P. Lloyd,
Attorney at Law,
J3xoolv:s?rvrillo9 11 i v.
Will Practicc in .all Courts.
James D. McOonnell,
Attorney at Law.
Office in First National Bank
office over First National Bank
A. H. R. Fredrick, M. D.
Pliysiciuii & Surgeon.
Diseases of Women and Children
Office opposite Arlington Hotel.
J W. H. Marean, M. D.,
i Physician and Surgeon.
; JLuecrxo-magneuc ana iviassagc
j 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,
Times Are Hard
and you need not deny it. But you will
forget it when you buy Groceries and
General Family Supplies of the
OCALA INVEET1NQ CO.,
They also run a hrst-cJass Department
where they do Repairing, Cleaning and
Jjyeinff, All work done to order and
OCALA INVESTING CO.,
T. N. NORWOOD,
By the O: ila Temperance Reform Club.
Edited by J. A. Munden.
The Club meets every Sunday afternoon at four
o'clock in Temperance Hail. The Public
WHO IS IT ?
Who is it that buys houses and
lands andi struts in fine clothes
with the money which might have
kept your family from being turn turn-into
into turn-into the street and from going to
The saloon keeper.
Who is it that takes your last
cent for his poisonous drinks and
shuts the door in the face of your
wife when she asks credit for a
five-cent loaf of bread?
Wno is it, when your money and
reputation are gone, and you have
no friends to pay for your drinks,
will take you by the collar and
kick you into the gutter?
Who is it that robs you of sense
and reason, puts you lower than
brutes and beasts, drives you into
jail and penitentiaries, and sends
you to the galluw&?
Is this man, who lives by crush crushing
ing crushing human hearts, the man you
should delight to honor?
Throw his chain off your neek
-and shake his clutches from off
your soul. Z ton's Watchword.
There are 5,000,000 voters in the
United States who are church
members. If they would act inde independently
pendently independently and vote together on
the temperance question, there is
no political party that they ,could
not bring to terms. Joseph Cook.
For thirty years I have been
a temperance man, and I am
too old to change. Abraham Lin Lincoln.
coln. Lincoln. Licensed saloons rob and mur-
der by law.
Fresh, fat, fine, today by the
quart, gallon, or in the shell, on
ice at L. S. Black's, stall 11, city
I keep constantly on hand
all kinds of provisions, includ including
ing including Fish,
Fruits and Vegetables,
and all kinds of Fresh Green
Groceries. I also receive
Chickens, Eggs and Ice.
A large supply constantly on
Exposition Street, west from
First National Bank.
Dress Making and
Cutting and Fitting a Specialy.
Prices to suit the times.
Call and give us a trial.
Butler Block, first door west
of Fuller and Clark's.
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
Call and examine new samples of
clothine from Jacob Reid's Son's.
F. W. Ditto, Agent, Weihe's jew jewelry
elry jewelry store.
BILL NYE ON FARMING
Bill Nye is somewhat of a farm
er, and gives his views on the sub subject
ject subject in his own peculiar style.
This is it :
1. Let every farmer borrow
every cent that he can, securing
the capitalist on farm and stock,
tools, hay, grain, feed, growing
crops, bees, hornets, fruits, timber
lands, hereditaments aud appurten appurtenances
ances appurtenances thereunto belonging or in
any wise appertaining every everything,
thing, everything, in fact, of which he is law lawfully
fully lawfully seized, whether in tee simple,
in escheat or possession, expecta expectation,
tion, expectation, reversion, felony attaind er,
champetry, forfeiture, dower, elee eleemosynary
mosynary eleemosynary rights, inheritance, by
tenure or at sufferance, by con conquest
quest conquest or grand larceny, a freehold
or for life or during good behavior,
to have and to hold forever.
2. Go on farming,
3. Farm some more.
4 Farm until the cows are
seen to be in the act of coming
5. When asked for principal or
interest, simp'y regret in a gentle gentlemanly
manly gentlemanly way that you are unable to
pay same, which will be absolutely
true if my own experience amounts
to anything1 whatever.
6. Do this patiently until fore foreclosed,
closed, foreclosed, and then hire 'out by the
month to farm the place, as the
capitalist, of course, docs not know
how to farm.
7. I know of no better way to
get even with capital than to com compel
pel compel it to own the farms, ketp them
in repair and have them operated.
Fountain and Steam
and Country Produce.
Stalls 6 and S City Market.
Ho for the Beach
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. Hubek, Ticket Agent,
Fla. So. Depot, or
C. F. Faires, City Ticket Agent,
gnolia Barber Shop
All work done in Moderd Style and
A. G. BELL, Proprietor,
West Jitle of fciiicire.
A. B, 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. W. Davis,
Dealer in all kinds of
Florida and Western
Vegetables and Fish.
Bring in your Produce and try my
"Lookey Hero Man!"
Tctlce the ST A 11 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
bv best Baker in the city.
at rear of store. First class
fare for the local and traveling
public. Give us a trial.
1 IUO feaUIiflllUtJfe&i
Baptist Witness Building, corner
Fort King and Osceola street.
n. k. wiLunm,
I 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 Magnolia Street.
L. 5. BLACK,
Stall No. 11. City Market.
FRESH FISH ON ICE Mil
Fresh water varieties Bream and
Salt tater 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. BATTY, PROPRIETRESS.
OCALA, - FLA.
Rates $2 o $2.50
11 tfe Year Round
SPECIAL RATES BY THE
FREE SAMPLE ROOM.
Jeweler and Engraver.
At Carlisle's Drus: Store
The New Brunswick Restaurant,
Misses Richards & Hallett,
Board S3. 50 per Week.
Regular Meals 25 Cents.
Hot lunches, coffee, etc., at all-
hours of the day and night. Ex
tra dishes served at moderate
Near Dukes' Corner BaSlfe
Red Oak House,
Board and Lodging.
Nice, large, airy rooms, best of
table accommodations, pleasant lo location,
cation, location, one block south from I7. C.
& P. depot, on Magnolia street.
Rates fronl 75 c. to $1.50 per day.
Special rates by the week.
D. S. LITTLE, Prop.,
John V. Pearson,
Gjty f? roperty
Bought, Sold and Rented,
T. A. YANCEY,
Fish, Game and Poultry.
Northern and Florida Vegetables.
New York, Chicago and Florida
Orders from a distance givea
Who is upstairs in the
Large, Coo! 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 taily 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, Marior Cc, Fla.
Office in Court House.
Prompt attention given to all Civil
and Criminal Cases under my
Tlie Lowest Prices,
Proprietor of the only first 'class
Colored Barber Shop in the city.
I have taken charge cf 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
irs, G. A.
! men employed. Give me a call U
HOW MY BOY WENT DOWN.
Jt was net on the fi'-M cf little.
It was net with a ?hip at ea,
liut a fate far worse than either
That stole him away from me.
''J was the death in the ruddy wine cup,
That the reason and senses drown;
He drank the alluring poison,
And thus my hoy went down.
Down from the heights of manhood,
To the depths of dis;rrace and sin;
Down to a worthies o in.
From the hopes of v. h.t miht have ljeen.
For the brand of a Least blotted,
He burten.-d his ruarihooTs crown;
Through the gate of a -.inlul pleasure
JUy poor, weak boy went down.
'Tis only the same Id -.t;ry
Tiiat mothers so ,ii--.i tell
With rccetits of in::.nit s .dness,
J. ike the tones of a fur.e al ljei:
liut I iijver thought once when I h-nrd it,
I shouM leain all its j:- ;idng niyil;
I thought lie'd ix; tru" to 'lis n.othe:;
I thought he'd be ti v.': to him-eU.
Uut 1.x s iat my hope-:, a'l delusion!
Alas for his youth-ui j !
A Lis! who are safe wh-n d:-.nger
Is open on every side:
Oh, can nothing destroy this great evil?
No bar in the:r pathway !e thrown.
To .s-iVii from the t.-rrib'e maelstrom
The thou'-ands d boy goiiig down?
Going to Leave the Farm.
The work of the farmhouse was
over for the day; the children
-with the exception ct the oldest
son, who had gone to the village
were in bed, and in the big com comfortable
fortable comfortable kitchen Farmer Harwood,
Ms wife, and his wife's sister, Mrs.
Lucas, were sitting around a cen center
ter center table. The farmer was reading
51 paper, his wife was putting a
patch on the knee of iittle Harry's
diminutive knickerbockers, and
Mrs. Lucas was crocheting a hood
of blue and white zephyr for a
There was silence in the kitchen,
save for the snapping of the fire in
the stove, the ticking of the big
eight-day clock in the corner and
the rustle of the farmer's news newspaper,
paper, newspaper, and when Mrs. H3rwood
sighed deeply, both htr s'ster and
hr buband looked uo m surprise.
"What's the inait-r, Sarah?"
asked the latter. "That sigh was
the loudest I ever heard you give.
Has anything gone wron? You
look as though you have a?big lead
on your mind."
"I have," answered the wife.
And it is a load you must share,
jEli. I have borne it alone as long
as I can bear it. There is great
irouWe in store for us, husband
George is going to leave the farm
Tne newspaper fell to the fl ort
and for a moment the farmer
looked at his wif too much sur sur-prised
prised sur-prised to utter a word.
"Going to leave the farm!" he
replied at last. ''Sarah, you must
be dreaming." Mrs. Harwi od
shook her head s?.dlv. "1 wish" I
were," she said. "No, Eli, it is
true, George has made up his
mind to leave us. I have noticed
for. rr'.ntns past that he seemed
3issat lifted and restless, and since
you sold Vixen he h'is grumbled
a great deal about work and the
dullness of his life. And today I
iieard him say to Jasper Flint that
he would not be here a month from
now; that he had enough of farm
life; and if we refused our consent
to k he would run away and take
'We 'il see about that," said the
larmer, angrily. "Consent to it! I
rather think not! I won't consider
it lor a moment. What would he
be worth a year from now if I let
him go! He'd fall in with all sorts
of rascals in the city, and get us all
into trouble. .Besides. I need him
here. It'll be ten years at least
before Harry can take his place,
and he's got to stay if I've got to
tie him down."
"Why don't you want to make
Jiim stay, Eh?" asked the gentle
woice of his sister-in-law.
"If he's got the city fever on
him all the talking in the world
wouldn't do any good," rejoined
the farmer. "He wouldn't listen
to a word."
'Don't talk. Don't let him ever
suspect that you are aware of his
desire to leave you. Try a new
plan, Eli, a pan I have been think thinking
ing thinking of all day'
"The best JbJan I know of is to
tell him mv mind freely, without
any beating about the bush, and
the sooner' slits done the better."
'Nov, El?, don't b.- above takinc
a woman's advice. Let me tell
you how to deal with George. 1
have been here three months nov,
and have taken a deep interest io
the boy. I have seen his diss inf infraction,
raction, infraction, and recognized the cuie.
I have heard him ta king to jasper
Flint mre Hi an once, and ooiy
yesterday I heard him say that it
ne went to the city what he earned
woukl be his own, but that here he
worked from dawn to dark, and
was no better off at the end of the
year than at the beg'nnmg. He
says Tom Blythe who is in a gro
cerv store in the city, gets 12 a
week, and Tom is only seventeen.
Now, if you want George to stay
on the farm give him an interest
in it, Eli. He is eighteen years
old, and has worked faithfully for
you ever since he could talk plain.
He has his food and lodging, and
two suits of clothes a year, to be
sure, but all he actually owns is
the collie dog which is always at
his hc Is. You even sold the only
horse you had that was fit for the
saddle, and George was extremely
fond of Vixen."
"It seems a pity to keep a horse
that no one but George ever rode,
s?id the farmer, "and she was too
light for work. I'm a por man,
Hester, and can't afford playthings
for my children
You can better afford to keep
an extra horse than to have your
s n leave vou, E'i Whom could
you get that would take th i inter
est in the work that George has?
You have thought it only right
that Ceorge should do a big share
toward running the farm, and have
considered your duty done in giv
ing him a home. You are disposed
to think him ungrateful because he
wants to leave you now that every
year makes his services more valu valuable.
able. valuable. But the boy is ambitious,
and is not satisfied to travel in a
circle. He wants to make some
headway, and it's only natural."
The farmer leaned his head on
his hand, a look of deep thought
on his grave, weather-beaten face.
His gentle sister-in-law's plain
speaking had given rise to
thoughts which had never before
entered his head.
"I believe you are more than
half right, Hester," he said at last.
"I'll think it all over tonight, and
make up my mind what to do. I'd
be lost here without George, and
he shan't leave the farm if I can
"Force won't keep him, Eli; re remember
member remember that," and Mrs. Lucas,
feeling that she h?.d said enough,
folded up her work, and taking up
a lamp from a shelf by the stove
went upstairs to her own room.
Just at daybreak she was aroused
from a sound sleep by the sound of
horses hoofs in the yard, and look looking
ing looking out of the window shz saw
Eii trotting away on Roan.
"Where can he be going at this
hour?" When she came down
stairs at 6 o'clock George was
standing by the kitchen table, hav having
ing having just come in with two pails of
milk. His face wore a disco r ten tented,
ted, tented, unhappy look, and he merely
nodded in return for his aunt's 1
A MT Air -to
ter plan than cxamiuiiig' our immense stock of Furniture and
House Furnishing' Goods. They are wonders in themselves.
People cannot under stand how we can sell them so cheap. The
secret is out: Our immense stock must he reduced. It will he
to your auaiii;ii;u iu
cheery, "Good morning."
A tew minutes later his father
entered, but George who had gone
to one of the windows and was
looking out dejectedly, did not
even glance up.
"You were out early, Kb," said
Mrs. Lucas, "I heard ou ride
away at daybreak."
"Yes, I went to Pine Ridge on
a matter ot business."
"That's where you sold Vixen,
papa, isn't il?" asked little Harry,
and Mrs. Lucas saw a quiver pass
over Georges face as the child
"Yes. mv bov, I sold Vixen to a
Lawyer Stanley. George," turn
- f i
ing to nis son, ve maae up my
mind to part with that fifty acre
lot by the river. What do you
think of that?"
price tor it sir," said the y.oung
man indirierenti v, "It s the best
piece of land you have." 1
"But I haven't sold it. I am go-
ing to give it away."
"Give it away!'' repeated George,
roused out of his indifference and
staring at his father as if he
thought he had not heard aright
"Yes, deeded it, every inch of it,
to seme one I think a great deal
of, and who deserves it," laying his
hand on his son's shoulder, and his
voice weakened a little. "I'm go-
inc-to give it to my son, George
li: ..i ua
he sees fit, without question or
You intend to give
that fifty acres to me, father?
-Yes my boy and with my
whole heart, ouve been a good
son, Ueorge, and I only wish i
I am not a rich man, as you know,
and I have your mother and three
little ones to provide for, too. Still,
I want vou to have a start and
this fifty acre lot will yield you a
v irr W will vielH vnn n
handsome profit. You can have
three days a week, to call your
own, and that will give you a
chan:e to work, and if you choose
" T T f
yi ktuil hiiu
to break that pair of young oxen I
bought .the other day from Bagley,
you can have them tor your
"This this seems too much,
sir," sttmmered George, "I don't
know how to thank you."
"Too much! Then I don't know
"what you'll say to this," and
' farmer took his son by the, arm
land led him out on the porch.
j "There's another present for you,
' my boy." I
I ,r- .., -r. 1 r
"Vixen! lne word came from;
George's lips with a long sigh ot j
'joy, and with one bound he was at j
the side ot the black mare he had j
; thought never to see agttin, and!
i i -1 t. 1 t.
naa Dotn arms aouut ncr hlxk.
: "O father, I'd rather have Vixen
j than anything else in this world!"
! And he buried his face in the
spite cf his eighteen years, fairly
broke clown ana sobbed. ; A
That ended George s desire toi
leave the farm. He was never j -f-f StiThet
again heard to mention the sub-, System will sell tickets September
! ject, and he grumbled no more j 5th and 1 2th. and every day from
about bard work and the monotony ; September 15th to December 15th,
of his life, but in every way tried limited to January 7th, at $18.55
: to show his appreciation of his ; Vcetber
father s kindness. In fact, Lli twenty days, at $1360. Tickets
Harwood was wont to say occas- sold every Tuesday and Thursday
iontlly in confidence to his wife j after September 1 6th to December
thac he had reason to bless his j 24tb at 59.90, limited ten days,
sister-in-law for good advice and! knoxville, texx.
that he owed it to her that he had September 15th to 16th, the
- oi, am tr, ipnn ari. Iant System will sell ticketsto
I But Georse never knew to what
he "wedcJhe ,cha,nSe in his fortune-
; law taiivi'ii
On account of National Meeting
cf Kentucky Horse breeders As
, tiduun di i.w.iiuii, y ., win
Ort 7 and H fnr o a ac aond
, untn 0ct 2J l8g-
j On account of the Grand Army
! the Republic at Louisville, Ky.,
I will sell round trip tickets to I.ou
isville on Sept. 8, 9, 10 and 11 for
only 317 80, good until Oct. 5,
On acccunt of dea.ca'ion of the
u uiu luuucinj im
Chicamauga and Chattanooga Na National
tional National Pard, will sell round trip
tickets to Chattanooga on Sept. 16
to 19 inclusive for only $11.40,
good until Oct. 13, 1S95.
LAXJ) OF lIOMF. SEKKKRS EXCUR EXCURSIONS
SIONS EXCURSIONS TO FLORIDA.
On Sept ember 4th and October
2nd t:ck-ts will be sold by the
riant System to all points in
Florida, limited 20 days, from the
principal Ohio and Mississippi
gateways and from points beyond,
at one tare tor the round trip.
ONE WAV SETTLERS RATES.
On September 4th and October
2nd. and on the first Tuesday of
each month thereafter, until
father advised, one way tickets
fcvill m Qnlil vin tht Plnrtl- vctm
will be sold via the Plant Svstem
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-
j f Pf lmlc countlnS
I une i.incji.L.
l v irtTi I I a r r i v s . L n
tlefield encampment of the oons
of Veterans, limited to return Oc October
tober October 10th at $13.10 from Ocala.
For further intormation apply to
j a Hou-Frc: Ah.ot
;. i..fo-nf noio
For tickets to all points, summer
; rotrn and the rmirkpst timp. mil nn
or address F Huber, ticket agt.,
j Florida Southern depot; C. F.
Fa ires city ticket agen Ocala
! I louse; II. G. Ilaycraft, traveling
j passenger agenr, Ocala; F. M.
i Jolly, division pasenger agrnt,
j Tampa; B. W. VVrenn, general pas-
I senger agent, Savannah, Ga.; II.
C. Alcradden, assistant general
passenger agea, Savannih, Ga.