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OCALA, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20. 1922
History of An Ocala FirmiMacKay & Company's New Home
From Small Begining This Firm Has Risen to
One of Central Florida's Leading Business
For almost thirty years, the firm of
George MacKay & Company, former formerly
ly formerly Mclver & MacKay, has been
one of the industrial and commer commercial
cial commercial bulwarks of Ocala and Marion
county. Mr. MacKay, indisputably the
leading architect of Marion county
and a considerable amount of the
country around it, also a contractor
and builder, gathered around him
many men skilled in construction, and
the number of structures, from a tiny
cottage to a great public building or
gigantic industrial plant, that they
have erected during all those years is
almost too great to estimate. Joining
business resources with the skilled un undertaker,
dertaker, undertaker, D. E. Mclver, the firm
branched out into the furniture and
hardware business, and also began to
supply other building contractors with
the materials they used themselves.
Auxiliary tho smaller lines came in
like tributaries to a river, courtesy,
strict faith and business honor gov governed
erned governed all the dealings of the firm, and
its establishment grew from two
modest store rooms and a warehouse
to more buildings than could be hived
on a city block, while its operations
reached out not only over Marion
county but all this part of the state.
The combined business of the firm
began thirty years or more ago in a
warehouse for building supplies, etc.,
alongside the tracks of the Florida
Railroad and Navigation Company
(row the Seaboard Air Line Railway)
and next to its freight and passenger
station, now its freight depot. A lit little
tle little later the firm came up town and
put a stock of furniture in the store
room in the then Miller block, (now
occupied by Green's drugstore) on
North Magnolia street, across the
street from the Baptist church. This
place was not long large enough for
Hhe firm's increasing trade, and it re removed
moved removed into the store a few doors
south, previously occupied by the
grocery firm of Birdsey & Sons. At
that time, the west side of Magnolia
at that point was filled from the Miller
block to the Thompson block (now
Parker & Guynn's store, by three one one-story
story one-story brick stores. One of these had
been two up to 1894, when it was
opened into one, to make room for the
Birdseys. Mr. MacKay and his part partner
ner partner had not been long in this location
before they found it necessary to re remodel
model remodel it and put on a second story,
the center of which was used as a
salesroom, while reserve goods were
stored on the sides and in the corners.
They bought for their undertaking de department
partment department a small brick block adjacent
to the northwest of their property. In
a few years they had purchased two two-thirds
thirds two-thirds of the land on the block, and
put up two large iron-sheathed ware warehouses.
houses. warehouses. One of these, full of goods,
was burned about eight years ago, but
was replaced and refilled in a few
months. Then the firm purchased the
store next to it on the north, cutting
a wide connecting door thru the wall,
and moved its stock of hardware into
it. About 1907, a neat chapel was
built in the front rooms of the under undertaking
taking undertaking department building. The pic picture
ture picture framing department was in the
second story of this building. From
this building over to the main store
was a bridge, on which was located
the comparatively small but largely
important offices devoted to the ar architects
chitects architects and draftsmen. To this de department,
partment, department, Mr. MacKay always gave
his particular, personal attention.
The foregoing is a brief but compre comprehensive
hensive comprehensive and tolerably accurate sketch
of the establishment as it existed up
to February 17 last. Not expecting a
fire, the writer had not made any
plans and specifications, and is mak making
ing making this description from memory, but
as he rambled over almost the entir3
establishment once or twice a week
for years he believes he is reasonably
THE BIG FIRE
As the MacKay firm had added
from time to time to its space, it had
carefully put in the best protection
obtainable, and as it tried to keep only
careful men on its payroll, it had a
right to consider itself reasonably safe
from fire. However, man has never
' yet built a structure where men can
live and work that the fire demon
can't find a weak place in. This was
again proven on the morning of Sat Saturday,
urday, Saturday, Feb. 18, 1922, when after a
stubborn battle of over two hours, by
the fire department and hundreds of
neighbors against the flames, there
was nothing left but smoking ruins
where the day before had stood the
great mercantile establishment of
George MacKay & Company.
STAYED ON THE JOB
Back of the main building, cut off
from them by a few, mighty few,
yards of open space, stood two big
warehouses, their walls sheathed in
iron. On these walls the firemen sent
all the water they could spare from
the main fire, and altho the interior
of the buildings was unbearably hot,
and the wooden frames smoked, the
slender iron sheathing guarded its
trust, and when the flames died down
the warehouses, blackened and blister blistered,
ed, blistered, were there with contents intact.
It wasn't long after breakfast before
signs were up, directing MacKay &
Company's customers to their new
stand, corner of West Washington and
North Orange streets, and at 9 p. m.
the firm closed its doors for the night,
after a reasonably good day's busi business.
ness. business. The stock in the warehouses was
made up mostly of staple goods, but
the more delicate articles needed were
ordered and promptly delive ?d. The
skilled draftsmen procured tneir nec necessary
essary necessary supplies and set up shop in a
corner in a good light and, tho under
a baking sheet of iron that would
have made a salamander sweat, went
on drawing plans and making con contracts.
tracts. contracts. "Business as usual" pervaded
the premises, and soon Orange street
was almost as crowded as Magnolia.
Work of clearing away the burned
buildings began as soon as the broken
brick and twisted metal were cool
enough to touch. Mr. MacKay had
his new building planned while smoke
and steam were yet going up from the
ruins of the old. About three weeks
and the space was swept as clean as a
dancing floor. On March 15, rebuild-
To all our customers and friends, both white and
colored living in Ocala, Marion and adjoining coun counties,
ties, counties, we extend to each of you a most hearty invitat invitation
ion invitation to attend our opening which will be held on
October the Twenty-first,
We want to see and meet you and want you to see
us and our new three story building just recently com completed
pleted completed and fully equipped and filled with goods in all
the various lines which we are accustomed to handle.
We believe you will enjoy a visit with us on that
day and we assure you we will be happy to have
every one of you come. We shall be disappointed if
you fail us. Everybody come.
GEORGE MacKAY & CO.
Handsome Three Story Brick Structure Now
Occupies the Site of Former Building De Destroyed
stroyed Destroyed by Fire, in February.
ir.g began and on August 15, five
months later, the main building "was
The building for the undertaking
department was completed sooner. On
May 12 it was finished, and being
intended for that purpose alone, it
was much better looking and equipped
than the one whose place it took.
While Mr. MacKay was rebuilding
his own establishment he was recon recon-i
i recon-i r-tructing the stores to the north and
south of it, which tho badly damaged
were not completely destroyed as his
was. However, when the wreckage
was cleared away, there was little to
rebuild from; also, the owners wanted
more uptodate structures to take the
; place of the old. the building to the
north, the property of J. J. Gerig, was
reconstructed in sixty days and is
ever so much better adapted to the use
of the Ocala Tire '& Vulcanizing Co.,
j that occupies it. The two-story store
t the south, belonging to Mrs. J. E.
Chace, almost entirely rebuilt, the
elegant dry goods store of Parker &
Guynn, was finished in ninety days.
COMING BACK HOME
Four or five weeks ago, MacKay &
Company, finding their newly ordered
goods stacking up on them, and with
most of the floor and counter space in
I their new building available, com com-j
j com-j menced to move back into it, opened
the doors and began selling such ar
ticles as they had, which made a con considerable
siderable considerable stock, tho small in compari comparison
son comparison with what was to come. Ever
since the goods have been coming in
and being put in place, until it looks
to a casual observer that the store
was full. But there, were a great
many more articles needed to round
the stock out to symmetry. These
have arrived and are being put in
place, and all is now in readiness for
the formal opening, Saturday, Octo October
ber October 21st.
THE GREAT STORE AND STOCK
The portion of MacKay & Com Company's
pany's Company's store that the public will be
the most acquainted with will be the
immense store room on the first floor.
This not only because it contains the
articles most in demand, but because
of its elaborate displays in the big
windows in front. MacKay & Com Company
pany Company have some display experts in
their forces, and these boys, as has
been demonstrated in the old store,
can put a pretty good-sized stock of
goods in a show window and arrange
it so that the only thing that keep
people from buying is absolute ab absence
sence absence of money. Also, thru these win windows
dows windows can be seen the tempting array
GEORGE MacKAY & COMPANY'S
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HANDSOME NEW THREE-STORY HOME OF GEORGE MacKAY & COMPANY
Inside dimensions fiO ff Y.xr 1AA
feet. Three stories, 24,000 square feet
of floor space. Masonry wall and an
up-to-date automatic sprinkler system
for fire protection.
First floor: Concrete floor in the
hardware department, wood floor in
house furnishings department. The
front of the building has two large
plate glass windows, one exclusively
for the display of furniture and house
furnishings goods and one for the
hardware department. The supports
for the second floor are heavy steel
columns and wooden girders. The
ceiling is of ornamental metal. The
office is enclosed with glass partitions
and fitted with built in furniture. The
rear windows have steel sash, with
wired glass and automatic closing de devices
vices devices in case of fire. The electric pas passenger
senger passenger and freight elevator is in the
southwest corner of the room.
The second floor is of the same
construction as the first floor, with
double floor, heavy columns, steel win window
dow window sashes, metal ceiling, etc.
The third floor, whirh i
finished, is a large airy room with
ample storage capacity.
Immediately adjoining the main
building, at the rear, is a completely
fireproof oil house, 15 x 25 feet. O1I3
are handled in steel tanks with auto automatic
matic automatic measuring pumps. This build building
ing building also houses the window glass and
dry color stock.
The undertaking department is
housed in a neat, two-story building
facing Washington strpet. Tt
1 brick structure, stuccoed. The first
noor contains the chapel, rest room
and operating room. The second floor
i". for storage and disnln
A small elevator in the
with both floors.
One three-story building of frame
construction with galvanized iron roof
and sides, behind main building, 55
my 110 feet, containing 18,150 square
feet of floor space. A freight elevator,
driveways and doors on two sides add
to its convenience as a warehouse.
A two-story building of similar con construction
struction construction to the above and adjoining
it for storage of heavy reserve stock.
Between the funeral parlors and the
main warehouse is a vehicle platform
scale 11 x 22 feet, with a capacity of
At the railroad terminals the ware warehouse
house warehouse facilities consist of one build building
ing building 50 by 100 feet, located by tracks
of the S. A. L. Railway, one 40 by 60
feet by a track of the A. C. L. Rail Railway
way Railway and about 12,000 square feet of
yard space, part of which is covered
by open sheds for the storage of coal,
lumber and building material.
SHOW WINDOWS CONTAIN
George MacKay & Company have
decorated their beautiful new display
windows for the first tim sin.o
eompletio nof their new store. Ud un-
in inis time they have been so busy
getting their stock arranged in the
new quarters that they have been un unable
able unable to dress show windows, but the
result was worth waiting for. The
north windows are the handiwork of
Mr. Reginald MacKay and show a
tasty arrangement of varnishes,
paipts, brushes and Alabastine. The
centerpiece of Reggie's window is a
barrel of sunlight that flashes off
and on at intervals of a few seconds.
The center display in the vestibule is
make up of Nippon china in white and
gold. The south end of the show
windows displays the handiwork of
air. xi. E. Bledsoe and Mrs. J. L.
Wiley, who have the three panels of
the window arranged with a living
room set of the Italian rennaissanc
design, a hall set of the William and
Mary period and an Hepplewait de designed
signed designed bed room set. The show win window
dow window on this side is draped with pretty
green tapestry, the work of Mrs.
Wiley and the entrance door is draped
to represent a French door. The fur furniture
niture furniture displayed in this window is as
pretty as can be found anywhere and
the arrangement in the window leaves
nothing to be desired. Any love-sick
swain who chances to stroll by this
store is sure to make new resolves to
own his own bungalow.
OCALA STAR, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1922
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Be sure the window shades you buy
won't crack and break!
Ordinary window shade material is made of coarse
muslin which is filled with chalk and clay. The wear
of daily usage causes this filling to loosen and fall out,
leaving the shade full of cracks and pinholes.
But B reniin wears and wears
Brenlin is made of fine, closely woven cloth which con contains
tains contains not a particle of chalk, or clay, or other filling.
It wears and wears. Hangs smooth and straight. No
cracks, no pinholes deface it
Tinted with the finest, fast colors Brenlin Window
Shades will not spot in the rain nor fade in the sun.
They wear three times as long as ordinary shades.
Come in and see the many rich colorings we have in
this long-wearing shade material. Let us show you how
little it will cost to shade your windows with Brenlin, -and
help you select just the tone that will harmonize with
the color scheme of your room. Come today.
; EDWARD EVERETT HALL JR.
Architect and engineer. Has been in
the employ of the firm for about a
year as draughtsman and construction
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Tie White Furniture Co.
"41 Years at It"
Manufacturers of Bed Room Furniture of Character
Mebane, N. C.
F. W. EVANS
Native of Georgia. Is connected
with the hardware and farming imple implement
ment implement departments, and in charge of
the shipping and receiving.
The job is what counts. The world
respects the man who works. It has
email use or respect for the man who
loafs because he feels himself above
the job that is offered him. The man
who produces something even though
it be nothing more than a day's work
at the bottom of a trench, is of more
importance to the world than he who
loiters for a kid glove situation. Los
George MacKay & Co.
We carry a complete assortment of these bed room suites
at all times
THE COMMERCIAL LIME COMPANY
Extends congratulations to GEO. MacKAY & COMPANY upon the completion of
their handsome new building which marks another step forward in Ocala s growth and
We are proud to number among OUR CUSTOMERS such a live and progressive firm.
In wishing them much success and prosperity we are sure we voice the sentiments
of the entire population of Ocala and Marion County.
COMMERCIAL LIME COMPANY
CONSTRUCTION, CHEMICAL AND AGRICULTURAL PURPOSES.
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OCALA STAR, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1922
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G. B. OVERTON
Native of North Carolina. Served in
several places of mechanical work, be
ing with the Newport News ship
building plant up to 1901, then entered
a New York school of embalming and
demi-surgery. He was first associated
with W. E. Rouse, Newport News, aV
for several years, serving since with
some of the leading men of this pro profession
fession profession in Richmond, Va., Savannah,
Ga., Athens, Ga. and Ocala. Came
with George MacKay Oct. 15, 1920,
FRANK H. OSTEEN
Native of Florida, connected with th
architectural and building department
as accountant and private secretary to
used our brick in build building
ing building their new three
story fire proof building.
Campville Brick Co.
Why "French" High Heels.
It Is said that Louis XVI appeared
In court wearing high wooden heels o
his shoes. He was not a tall man, and
adopted this expedient to make him himself
self himself regally impressive. The term
French heel was applied to high heela
and finally to a certain type of high
Right Idea of "Drudgery.'
The secret of success still lies In
the same old word, "drudgery." For
drudgery is the doing of one thing, on
thing, one thing, long after It ceases t
be amusing; and it is this "one thing"
I do that gathers me together from my
chaos, that concentrates me from po po-Hblllties
Hblllties po-Hblllties to powers. W. O. Gannett.
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Consider it costs less to paint than it does to build or repair. Paint is cheaper than lum.
ber, tin, iron, steel, or repair bills. The use of good paint is not an expense but economy
When you buy paint, don't allow a trivial difference in price to cause you to lose sight of
true economy. A low price per gallon does not necessarily mean a low price job. It
frequently means the most expensive job.
The use of cheap paint means more gallons for the job more frequent painting
more labor cost disappointment and dissatisfaction; while the use of good paint, the best
you can get, means less gollons for the job, less frequent painting, less labor costs, a sav saving
ing saving at every step.
GAYCO Paint is made for this climate. It always works better, goes further, looks bet better,
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I MANUFACTURERS L5L
GEO. MACKAY & COMPANY
OCALA STAR, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1922
HISTORY OF OCALA FIRM
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of articles in the store room, all dis displayed
played displayed to give the best effect.
The nerve center of the store, the
office, is located in this room, in the
rear center. Almost in the middle of
the room is the massive structure that
contains the vault, itself a good sized
room, containing papers and plans
worth many thousands of dollars. ;
This vault is more for a security
against fire than thieves, as the firm,
of course, keeps its money in banks,
leaving in the safe only enough to last
from one day to another. It is so built
that nothing but a big blast of TNT
would damage the contents. Robert
MacKay, the young vice president and
manager of the mercantile depart department,
ment, department, has his office on a platform by
the vault. It is a nice little office,
MILL WORK IN THIS
R. H. Todd Lumber Co,
Office and Mill 2 Blocks North of
with a big desk and a comfortable
chair. The chair is likely to last a
long time, for Robert is generally on
his feet, attending to something some somewhere
where somewhere in the big establishment.
The business office is a good-sized
room in itself, well lighted and well
ventilated. It is the headquarters of
Ed. Parr, the old reliable, who a good
many people in Ocala set their clocks
and watches by. Ed. has been with the
firm a quarter of a century. In the
old stores, he knew where everything
in them was, and he will probably
have the same knowledge of the new,
for he is seeing where everything is
put. Ed. is almost as steady as the
pyramid of Cheops. He has a desk
and a chair in the office, but nine nine-tenths
tenths nine-tenths of his time he is at work some somewhere
where somewhere out among the stock. Can al always
ways always be found, tho. Running a close
second to Ed. in steadiness is L. "W.
Ponder, the doubly efficient book bookkeeper.
keeper. bookkeeper. Wouldn't think such a small
man could keep accounts for such a
big firm, but he does it. He is a mem member
ber member of the species "multum in parvo."
The hardware department is to your
right as you enter. You can find any anything
thing anything in it you want, from a .22-short
cartridge up. We can't specify the
clerks in this department, but there is
always somebody to wait on you, gen generally
erally generally one of the MacKay boys, who
are growing up with the business, and
whose relation to the head of the firm
doesnt' keep them from working as
hard as anybody; some of them gen generally
erally generally being busy in the store long
after business hours.
To the left is the house furnishings
department, presided over by Mrs.
James Lewis Wiley, a bright and at attractive
tractive attractive young lady, who has the gift
of not only filling your ideas as to
what you want in goods but often an anticipating
ticipating anticipating them. A solid as well as
fascinating supply of house furnish furnishings
ings furnishings is in her care, and if she can't
please you, you will want something
very different indeed.
THE SECOND FLOOR
The second floor is dedicated most mostly
ly mostly to the more delicate varieties of
furniture and fittings. It is in charge
(of Mr. Bledsoe, the veteran in furnl furnl-j
j furnl-j ture dealing, who in addition knows or
! can find out right away where any anything
thing anything in furniture is anywhere in the
house. Mr. Bledsoe was born to the
business and is unexcelled in it. A first
rate picture framing department is in
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Should Be Proud of the New Store
Geo. MacKay & Company
We Are Pleased
To Announce That They Sell
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FRIDAY. OCTOBER 20, 1922
Geo. MacKay & Co.
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Har First Love Affair.
I experienced my first love affair
when I was fifteen. I was golnj? to
chool at the time, and there was a
boy who took Quite a liking to me. He
called on me one Sunday afternoon.
My father was at home at the time,
and asked him If he saw the pate. He
never came again. Exchange.
Red tape, In colloquial English, of official
ficial official formality or obstruction. Is a
phrase which owes its origin to ,he
red tape which at least for two cen centuries
turies centuries has been used by lawyers and
public officials for tying up documents
etc Chicago Journal.
The Downward Path in Britain.
A little jrirl was haled before the
Justices for killing a farmer's poultry,
not without using bad language.
"Little girl," said tlie magistrate, "you
see how one thing leads to another.
1'ou hejran by cursing your Maker,
mul you ond by throwing a stone at a
hen." London Daily Chronicle.
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Horse-high Bull-strong Pig-tight
SOUTHERN FENCE holds its own against the
strongest pressure and resumes normal shape as
soon as pressure is removed, because it has HINGED
JOINTS. Also retains its shape in all weathers, as
TENSION CURVES allow it to expand when hot
and contract when cold. Made of the highest grades
cf rough, springy open hearth steel wire with extra
heavy and uniform galvanized coating in which the
best prime Western spelter zinc is used.
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Geo. MacKay & Co.
Gulf State Steel Company
General Sales Offices:
B 1 R 1 1 N G II AM. ALABAMA
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The plumbing, heating and electrical fixtures
in Ihe new MacKay building was installed by
OCALA EVENING STAR, MONDAY, OCTOBER 16, 1922
Thirty Eight Years Ago--
In 1884 OCALA LIME was playing an im important
portant important part in the development and upbuilding
of the many growing towns and cities in our pro progressive
gressive progressive state.
It is a prevailing fact that OCALA LIME
has been used in the finer buildings in the vari various
ous various Florida cities. The new building planned
and erected by Geo. MacKay & Company of
Oca! a is another monument to the high type of
architecure in which TROWEL BRAND Ocala
Lime features prominently, more than two hun hundred
dred hundred barrels of this high quality lime being used.
We congratulate GEO. MacKAY & COMPANY
and the men whose idealistic vision made pos possible
sible possible the conception and construction of this mod modern
ern modern and beatiful store. Also we congratulate
the manufacturers whom are fortunate in hav having
ing having their goods represented by a firm that has
the the good will and high esteem of the people
of Ocala and our Marion county as well as many
others throughout the state. It is with sincere
pride that we count GEO. MacKAY & COMPANY
among our customers. They handle the very
best and naturally sell the famous
TROWEL BRAND LIME
The Lime That Made
Specified by the leading architects and pre preferred
ferred preferred by plasterers and masons for its easier
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MRS. JAMES LEWIS WILEY
Native of Marion county. Was con
nected with the firm as cashier up to
the time of the fire. Has now assum assumed
ed assumed a position in charge of the house housekeeping
keeping housekeeping department. While Mrs.
Wiley has had but little experience
in this line of work, as a practical
housewife she has the natural gift for
knowing "what's what" for the kitch kitchen
en kitchen and dining room, and best of all,
she is endowed with that natural
courtesy that is so rare among sales salespeople
people salespeople of today, and that is so highly
pleasing to the buying public. You
should call at MacKay & Company's
store and let her prove the truth of
Severed Love's Tie.
One day a young man whom I had
admired for some titae, but who was
keeping steady company with anothei
girl, asked to take me to a party. I
was overjoyed, thinking that he had
left her and had come to me, only to
learn later that she didn't think that
she could come, and, wanting to take
some girl, he had asked me. When he
arrived at the party he found his old
sweetheart there and turned all his at attention
tention attention to her. Worst of all, I had to
walk home alone. That was my first
and last time with him. Chicago Jour Jour-naL
naL Jour-naL States' Entry Into Union.
Two states, Georgia, on the 2d,
17S8, and Connecticut, on the 9th of
the same year, ratified the Constitu
tion in the month of January. Michi Michigan
gan Michigan on the 26th, 1837 ; Kansas, on the
28th, 1861 ; Utah, on the 4th, 1S9G, and
New Mexico, on the 6th, 1912, were ad admitted
mitted admitted to the Union In January.
Majestic Coal Chutes
Majestic C. 0. Doors
Mystic Wall Vents
Don't Fail to See
Our Display of
on the second floor.
You can find just what yon want for
any room in the house.
Geo. MacKay & Co.
We Furnished the Steel and Iron for
Geo. MacKay & Co's.
Bethleham Shapes, etc.
and Building Materials
The Aetna Iron & SteelCo.
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OUR PLACE IN BOOK WORLD
The English-speaking population of
the British empire is, according to the
1921 census, 64.778,300; the population
of the United States is Hj,OS3,I0S.
There are significant conclusions to be
drawn from these figures, which show
us to exceed In numbers, by about 00
per cent all other English-speaking
peoples put together. Since we are
well in the van as to literacy, and oc occupy
cupy occupy the foremost place in the circula circulation
tion circulation of books through public libraries,
it is not too much to expect that with within
in within a decade we may become the largest
distributors of English language
books. Statistics are lacking as to the
present book demands of different
countries, but with the looked-for ex extension
tension extension of our library system we may
hope to reach an additional GO.00" '),"
of our population. What we do know know-is
is know-is that in the per capita purchase of
books we are steadily progressing
that new readers are constantly being
added to the old army, says the Scien Scientific
tific Scientific American. The importance of
Joe is a native of Florida. He was
raised on Florida sand that's the
reason why Joe is endowed with so
much "exit" todav.
He was born so many years ago he the6e developments, whether we re re-was
was re-was ashamed to tell just when. Then, gurd books as tra'Je Products r from
too, Joe is "on the carpet" and he the highfer groumi as Prmers
says the "fair young things" will j gKd understanding between peoples
v,;i, i ; speaking the same language, cannot be
tuiun. lit; la lvu vjiu iu ixxanc cfc ajviix& j
husband if they knew just how old j
he really is.
He was formerly connected with the
Marion Hardware Company as sales salesman,
man, salesman, accepting a position with this
firm last year in the hardware de department.
partment. department. At the present time he ha
charge of the heavy hardware and
mill supplies, which line he is well
Joe has handled so much "hard "hardware"
ware" "hardware" it accounts for his being so
"hardboiled' 'at times, but he always
"softens up" when a customer comes
in and calls for anything in his line.
Joe is a good salesman, he knows
his stock well and always holds him himself
self himself in readiness to wait upon the
Ingenious Scheme Failed.
When I was In the seventh grade at j
Bcnool, relates a correspondent of the
Chicago Journal, there were two girls
I thought I was in love with, but I
could not decide which one I liked
best. So one day I thought I would
write each a nice love letter exactly
the same and I would then choose the
one who answered the most favorably.
But when they got their letters, each
let the other know, so as to make her
Jealous. I wrote each again, but I
got no reply at all.
One of the most touching incidents
j that has come to light for a long while
I Is the gift of in Roumanian lei
! which the children in a village near
i Bucharest have contributed to "aid
I the children of families made destitute
j by the destruction of the Knicker Knicker-,
, Knicker-, bocker theater, Washington, L). C." It
i is hard to realize fully the outlook of
j such children, when compared with the
i outlook of the children in the United
States, with all the hitter's manifold
advantages, but it is easy to see how
reports of the theater's collapse can
have been magnified in their eyes until
they believed that the event constitut constituted
ed constituted a disaster affecting the whole Amer American
ican American people. And those youngsters
who had been helped by American
children wanted to help them in re return
turn return out of their own limited means.
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grades of tin ware for kitchen use.
Sold in Ocala by
George M aefiay & Co,
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DOCTOR SEYMOUR GRADY
Tallahassee, Oct. 16 Rev. Dr. Sey Seymour
mour Seymour Grady, pastor of Trinity Meth Methodist
odist Methodist church here, died unexpectedly
early today. He had been suffering
from dengue but while he was absent
fro mhis pulpit yesterday, his condi condition
tion condition was not regarded as serious. He
leaves a widow and five children.
! MIGHT AS WELI-
MONEY WILL BE WASTED
IN SOME OTHER MANNER
(Special to the Tampa Tribune)
Washington, October 15. Nothing
short of the recent appointment of
Mrs. Wm. H. Felton of Georgia, by
Governor Hardwick to become the one
month successor of the late Thomas
E. Watson, has caused as much inter interest
est interest here as the effort made during the
last few days of Mrs. James Long Long-street,
street, Long-street, wife of the Confederate gen general
eral general ,to have the president call an
extra session of Congress one day
ahead of the regular meeting for the
purpose of allowing Mrs. Felton to be
sworn in and actually sit as a member
of the Senate the first women ever
to do so in the United States. It Is
understood that the president's objec objection
tion objection to such a course wTould be the ex expense
pense expense involved.
BOMB PLANTED IN HOME
OF MAYOR OF BELFAST
Advertise in the Evening Star.
Advertise in the Evening Star.
Belfast, Oct. 16. (By Associated
Press An intensive search is being being-made
made being-made for the unidentified men who who-Saturday
Saturday who-Saturday night attempted to assassi assassinate
nate assassinate the lord mayor of Belfast by
placing a bomb in his residence.
with a Mepsitafsoe
who are considering the purchase of a new range we offer a
First of all, Buy A Real Range. Don't economize too closely on the
purchase price. Economy is not merely spending the least
money, and buying a range at too low a price is indeed false
The additional cost is nothing compared with the economy of fuel, durability andsatisfactory
service enjoyed through the ownership of a
The MAJESTIC is the standard of all ranges. It
has the distinction of feeding over two million people,
civilians and soldiers and it's highly recommended
by every user.
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HISTORY OF OCALA FIRM
(Continued from Fourth Page)
the northwest quarter of thi3 room.
The office of George Mac Kay, the
head of the firm, is in the southeast
corner of the second floor, immediate immediately
ly immediately facing the street. It is in an ordi
nary-sized room, comfortable and con convenient,
venient, convenient, but very simply furnished. It
reflects the disposition of the owner,
who when he is working doesn't want
anything around him except what he
can work with. Mr. MacKay is not in
his office overmuch. He has many en-,
terprises, scattered over several coun counties,
ties, counties, to look after, and his headquar headquarters
ters headquarters are in hi3 automobile a good deal
of the time. Mr. MacKay has numer-
One of the First Things
we wired for after the fire which destroyed
our entire store and office equipment, was a
Burroughs Automatic Bookkeeping Machine.
We now have one of the latest model Motor
Return Carriage Machinesand do not see how
we could possibly conduct our business with without
out without it;9
Signed Geo. MacKay & Co.
Burroughs Adding Machine Co.,
ous things outside of hi3 own business
to attend to. A man of large public
spirit and extra ability, his fellow
citizens call on him for advice and
hard work in city, county, club and
church affairs, and there are few min minutes
utes minutes he can call his own in any work working
ing working day.
Next to the north is the office of Mr.
Frank Osteen, Mr. MacKay's private
secretary and stenographer. It is also
plainly elegant and furnished only
with the implements of his profes profession.
sion. profession. Mr. Osteen is a pleasant young
man, and it is needless to say he is
efficient. He has to be to hold his job.
Next to Mr. Osteen's office is that
of Mr. Edward Everett Hall Jr., archi architect
tect architect and engineer. Mr. Hall is a hard hardworking
working hardworking and ambitious young man,
and it will not be many years before
he stands in the first rank of his profession.
With Mr. Hall m the draftsman
room department and having drafting 1
tables is Mr. Frederick Thomas
Uezzell, an experienced architectural
draftsman formerly from New York
but now a booster for Florida. Here
also will be found Mr. Alfred J. Mac-
ay graduate oi Georgia Tech in
civil engineering, now taking charge
These offices, well-lighted and venti ventilated,
lated, ventilated, overlook Magnolia street on one
side and look into the second floor of j g
the store on the other. Walled most- j g
ly with glass, they are in the midst i
of the hum and rush of business, but j J
can entirely separate themselves from f
it when necessary. jg
The third floor of the building is a M
store room for furniture, even now ; j
filled with reserve stock. Goods ar- j
rive and are carried by the electric j H
elevator in the southwest corner of j
the building to this floor, to be brought '; g
down to the other floors as needed. B
And we must not forget that the j J
iron-walled warehouses that held the
fort during the spring ana summer
are yet there and well filled with sta staple
ple staple goods.
STANDARD OF QUALITY
Advertising can serve no worthier purpose than
to make known the integrity and. superior qual quality
ity quality ot National Casket Company productions.
WE SELL ONLY THROUGH FUNERAL DIRECTORS
Longest Conclave in History.
There la no limit for the duration
of a conclave of the sacred college at
Rome. In the Middle ages one con conclave
clave conclave which met at Viterbo, about
fifty miles from Rome, lasted over two
years and a half. It ended only be because
cause because the people of the town, Impa Impatient
tient Impatient at the state of anarchy in which
the pontifical states were thrown for
the want of a ruler, climbed on the
top of the palace where the cardinal
were gathered and unroofel the
But the public is invited to visit our
factory and show rooms at any time
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The satisfaction of doing business
with a high class factory in constant
operation for more than twenty years
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STORY OF THE BIG FIRE
George MacKay & Company Suffered
The Greatest Loss, But Other Firms
Were Also Heavy Losers.
(Ocala Star. February 18th, 1922)
A black, gray and red mass of
smouldering ruin3 marks today where
one of the finest stores in Florida
tood, on North Magnolia street yes yesterday,
terday, yesterday, and fire-scarred and smoke smoke-daubed
daubed smoke-daubed buildings around it are proof
of how desperate a fight was wagea
to check a conflagration that for an
hour or two threatened to burn the
business heart out of Ocala.
About 4:15 this morning an alarm
called the fire department to the stores
and warehouses of George MacKay &
Company on North Magnolia street.
When it arrived, the interior of the
furniture department was a raging
furnace. Chief Raymond saw at once
that he and his helpers could not save
the store, and immediately bent every
effort to prevent the fire spreading, in
which, after a long, fierce battle they
succeeded, but not until MacKay's
main building and one warehouse
were entirely destroyed, and the ad adjoining
joining adjoining buildings were greatly dam damaged.
aged. damaged. The loss amounts to nearly $350, $350,-000,
000, $350,-000, the main brunt of which falls on
MacKay & Company, whose loss is at
least a quarter of a million. Their
big double store for furniture and
hardware, stock and all, is clean-
ROBERT A. D. MacKAY
The subject of this sketch is com commonly
monly commonly known as "Bob." He insists
that all the employes call him by this
name because the girls prefer it, he
Robert was born and rearerd in
Marion county. He is a graduate of
the Ocala high school. Attended the
University of Florida, also Georgia
and Boston Tech, taking a course in
mechanical engineering. He volun volunteered
teered volunteered for the World War before com completing
pleting completing his college course, serving
twenty-two months in France and
Germany as first lieutenant.
He was identified with the old firm
of Melver & MacKay, having charge
of the hardware department. When
the firm of George MacKay & Com Company
pany Company succeeded the firm of Mclver
& MacKay, Robert became its vice vice-president
president vice-president and general manager of its
entire mercantile department.
You will always find him in his
"elevated" office very busily employ employed.
ed. employed. He had his office elevated so he
could "look down on his fellows."
Robert says he works mighty hard but
the boys in the store declare he would
not know old man "Work' 'if he met
him on the street.
Robert does all the buying for the
hardware department, looks after the
granting of credits, spends a great
portion of his time trying to keep
Frank Osteen in the straight and nar narrow
row narrow path, and in fact is a general
roustabout for the entire firm.
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swept, as is also their undertaking
establishment and chapel, George
MacKay's architects' offices and the
To the north, the auto tire and re repair
pair repair shop of J. G. Long is also burned
I out. To the south, Mrs. J. L. Chace s
I building and the drygoods store of
Parker & Guynn, which was in it, tho'
saved, was badly burned. The next
building, belonging to Mrs. C. E. Pow Powell,
ell, Powell, is damaged some, more by tne
water that saved it than the fire that
threatened it. Theus Bros., furniture,
Frank's, drygoods. and Williams
' newsstand, to the south, and Fishel
Bros., drygoods, George Greene, drug druggist,
gist, druggist, and T. A. Blake, photographer,
have lost a good deal by hasty remov removal
al removal of their stocks. It is estimated that
at least half the damage, maybe more,
is covered by insurance.
The fire is believed to have been
caused by a fouled electric light wire,
and started in MacKay's furniture
department. It must have smoulder smouldered
ed smouldered for several hours and when it did
break out it was almost like an ex explosion.
plosion. explosion. It was impossible to keep
the fire from the warehouse right In
the rear of the store, and when tne
blaze once entered this building it
went right thru it to the chapel fac facing
ing facing on Washington street.
Policeman Morgan and a colored
taxi driver were talking at the Mas Masters
ters Masters corner about 4:10 when they
smelled smoke. They started in op opposite
posite opposite directions to hunt the cause.
jThe police officer located the fire and
at once sent in the alarm, which the
department responded to in lightning
The fire fighters saw at once that
they would need more help and sent
to the station for the bell to be rung
for the fifth ward and had car3 run
all over town shouting fire. Central
also helped by ringing phone after
phone and asking the men to come I
and help. Calls for help were also sent I
to Gainesville and Leesburg.
In a few minutes hundreds and soon
thousands of people were on the scene,
the more able-bodied men fighting
the fire; others, with women and even
children, helping to carry goods and
furniture out of the threatened busi
ness establishments. So zealously did i
they work at this that in a compara
tively short time nearly all the stores
were emptied of their contents, which
were piled on the courthouse and post post-office
office post-office squares.
There was certainly noble work
done; not only in labor but in risk.
However, the only accident was the
fall of Mr. Arch Shealy. He was up
on one of the second story platforms
cutting away some wood work that
would spread the fire when his plat platform
form platform was burned from under him. He
fell into some tangled timbers, tin
and brick, and received a bruised bacfc
! and leg. When the boys reached him
to carry him out he was stunned and
unable to speak, but he soon regained
his faculties and is now all right.
Noticeable among the workers were
the Boy Scouts. They were on the
job early and did work out of all pro proportion
portion proportion to their size and age.
The fire chief complains that the
water pressure at first was low, but
later on the weight increased until
four powerful streams were playing
on the fire.
It is a great wonder that the sheet sheet-iron
iron sheet-iron warehouses on the rear of the
block did not also catch fire. Their
windows cracked and their plates
were red-hot in places, but they held.
By sunrise the battle was won, and
the weary fighters leaned on thetr
arms, or rather against whatever was
handy, and rested a few minutes be before
fore before going home, while the ruins siz sizzled
zled sizzled as the water poured steadily
The Leesburg firemen did a good
turn by demonstrating the effective-
ness of their motor pump. They ran
Born, raised and educated in Scot
land, thereafter employed for nearly
five years as superintendent of con
struction of buildings and bridges, on
the British government, West India
railways; on completion of this work
went to Central America, on the Pan Panama
ama Panama Canal Zone to sub-contract dur during
ing during the French regime; left for New
York during the early days of the
revolutionary troubles that finally ter-
minated the canal work under De-
Lesseps; arrived in New York during
the winter of 1885 when Florida or- of Mclver & MacKay, George Mac Mac-ange
ange Mac-ange culture was boomed in that citv, 1 Kay associating with him his four
j came to Florida in the early spring of
1886, purchased land in the Danbury
colony scheme near Belleview, and department; Alfred J. MacKay, secre secre-built
built secre-built a two-story home there, when tary; Kenneth H. and Reginald Mac-
Belleview was booming.
Mr. MacKay moved to Ocala to en-
gage as an architect and builder. He
planned and built the Merchants Bank,
now known as the Munroe & Cham-
bliss National Bank and later built
the Merchants block, now known as
Dunn's block and many other build buildings.
ings. buildings. In 1893 he entered into a co-partnership
with Mr. D. E. Mclver, in the
a line of hose and with the pumper
threw a stream of water, which in
volume, pressure and length was at
least five or six times as effective as
the streams direct from the hydrant.
The demonstration was witnessed by
Mayor Peek and members of the city
council. Chief Raymond of the Ocala
department has been urging the pur purchase
chase purchase of a pumper by the city and
urging the need of reserve apparatus.
The Gainesville fire department had
made arrangements for a special train
on the Atlantic Coast Line to bring
their apparatus and men to Ocala. As
soon as the fire was under control,
however, the call to Gainesville for
help was countermanded.
The sufferers from the fire bore up
bravely. Good old George MacKay,
on whose head misfortune has beaten
heavily of late years, was around
among the helpers, giving directions,
smiling cheerfully, and with only a
little tremble in his voice as he an answered
swered answered the sympathetic words of his
friends. Parker & Guynn, Mrs. Hays,
the Theus boys. Max Israelson, Ned
Williams, George Creene. Max FU'iel
and Mr. Blake, who had all moved out
doors, began moving in again George
MacKay moved his office upstairs in
the Hall bui'ding, over Mack Taylor's
and his staff began to prepare for
their work as usual.
MacKay 4 Company will rebuild at
once and the damaged buildings will
soon be repaired and full of business.
Mrs. James Chace looked at her
badly battered brick block and sale?
she was out of pocket some thou thousands,
sands, thousands, but she felt too sorry for her
less fortunate neighbors to mourn
over her comparatively light loss.
Ed. Beville, Gainesville's fire chief,
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firm name of Mclver & MacKay. The
firm had phenomenal success from the
start and for over a quarter of a cen century
tury century was well and favorably known
throughout Florida as one of the
largest and most reliable business
houses in central Florida. Their mer merchandise,
chandise, merchandise, machinery and building ac activities
tivities activities were commonly known for a
radius of over a hundred miles.
In August 1920 the firm of George
j MacKay & Company was organized to
- purchase and take over the interests
: sens, Robert A. D. MacKay, vice pres!
: dent and manager of the mercantile
Kay, who each fill positions of trust
the new firm, which by every indi
cation is destined to continue to be
on of the most enterprising and pro
gi'essive business houses in central
Florida, and through fair and honest
dealings, prompt and courteous serv
ice, hopes to merit public confidence
Mr. MacKay is also president and
treasurer of the Ocala Iron Works.
broke all the speed limits in the state
I in a forty-five mile race to heln. ann
jit wasn't his fault that he arrived
J after the battle was over.
j The Leesburg boys would have been
HORACE ELBA BLEDSOE
Raised on a farm in San Jacinto coun
ty, Texas, came to Georgia in 1900,
where he engaged in the furniture
business in Waynesboro in 1901. Since
then has been continuously in the
wholesale and retail furniture busi
ness in Georgia and South Carolina,
including Atlanta and August, with
the exception of one and one-half
years spent with the American forces
in France and Germany in the capa capacity
city capacity of divisional business secretary
with the Y.M.CA. Has been with
the firm of George MacKay & Com Company
pany Company since September 1st, 1921.
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had they had a road to travel on. As
it was, their appearance and express expression
ion expression of good will were highly appre appreciated.
ciated. appreciated. The three cities will work to together
gether together when the Dixie Highway Is
The gap in the street looks mighty
grim, but this time next year it will
be all filled up.
ALFRED J. MacKAY
Alfred J. MacKay, assistant man
ager in the building and architectural
departments of George MacKay &
Company, is a graduate of the Ocala
High School. He graduated in civil
engineering from the Georgia Tech.
Soon after America went into the
World War he volunteered and was in
the navy when the armistice was sign signed.
ed. signed. On obtaining his discharge, he
came home and took his part in his
father's extensive business. He is a
diligent and progressive worker and
the top of his profession is his aim.
Beginning at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon
we will serve refreshments to all visiting our
You are to be congratulated for
the vision and good business judg judgment
ment judgment that prompted you to erect the
modern building that you are now
occupying so soon after your recent
fire which destroyed your building. z
We are proud of the fact that we
had a part in this work, to the ex extent
tent extent of furnishing all sheet metal
work, ventilators, roofing, steel
sash, etc. in the erection of same.
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Manufacturer and Contractor
Sbeet Metal Work and Roofing
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Reginald MacKay, who to the best
of our knowledge is the only boy in
Ocala called "Reggie," is in charge of
(the sporting goods department of
j MacKay & Company. He was cut out
for the job. for he and guns and fish fishing
ing fishing tackle have a mutual understand-
ing, and his fingers are loving as well
as skillful as they take to pieces and
reassemble, for the benefit of some
customer, the intricate parts of a
modern rifle or shotgun. He has the
gift of imparting his knowledge to
others, and by the time "Reggie" has
explained anything to you, you are a
dummy if you don't understand. He
was a student first in the Ocala
schools, then in the Woodbury Forest
School of Virginia. He came home
from the latter school to help his
father and brothers start off the new
firm right, and when he has them
headed in the proper direction expects
to take a year or two off and finish his.
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OCALA STAR, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20. 1922
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lonntree & Bros,
Trimk and Bag Co.
Manufacturers of High Grade
Trunks and Traveling Bags
EDWARD L. PARR
Who has been with Mclver & MacKay
I and George MacKay & Company for
over thirty years, first as bookkeeper :
and salesman, thereafter as cashier I
and general confidential man in all I
departments. He is honest and faith- J
ful to every trust imposed on him; i
known, respected and trusted by near nearly
ly nearly every man, woman and child in the
county. All call for "Ed."
Handled in Central Florida by
Geo. MacKay & Company
Red Cross Gains
Strength in All
In Insular possessions of the United
States and In foreign lands the Ameri American
can American Red Cross scored heavy gains dur during
ing during the last year, passing the pre previous
vious previous membership high mark of 1913
by 4561 and advancing the figure to
156,408. The Philippines take the
lead, gaining nearly 100 per cent, now
having 115,917 members. In Europe
the 1921 Roll Call enrolled 11,125,
with the Constantinople Chapter re reporting
porting reporting GC5, a gain of 33 members.
China was 1,782 members, a gain of
596; the little Virgin Islands have
1,000, while the Dominican Republic
with 2,927 advanced from its previous
high mark by 1,423 new members.
Haiti, organized in 1920, now has
nearly 1,000 enrolled. Mexico reports
854, a gain of 827 in one year. The
American R4 Cross has spread its
membership over some TO foreign
lands and its Junior membership out outside
side outside of the United States Is close to
Geo. MacKay & Company
We have seen a picture of Bill
Kaiser's prospective second squaw and
her three children. If those kids are
what they look like, civilization will
be partly avenged.
Wore His Antagonist Out.
Roosters have different tactics when
fighting and often display considerable
ferainwork. Recently, in a Cuban
rooster fight, where a little rooster was
pitted against a big fellow, the llttU
bird looked at his antagonist and start
ed to ran around and around, with th
big rooster after him. Then, when the
big bird was out of breath, the little
one turned on him and whipped him la
Have Improved the World.
Every heart that has beat strong and
cheerfully has left a hopeful impulse
behind It in the world and bettered the
tradition of mankind. Stevenson.
One of the common diseases of
adult life is old age, another is middle
age. These are not limited to adult
life. Youth, actually, Is not a function
of time, but a physical state. Eagen
Thinking leads man to knowledge
he may, see and hear, and read and
learn, as much as he please, he will
never know any of It, except that
which he has thought over, that which
by thinking he has made the property
of his mind. Take away thought from
man's life, and what remains T Pest
Geo. MacKay & Company
To replace their former building with a modern structure. The
following local insurance agencies promptly paid the loss from the
big fire and are now carrying insurance on the new store.
G. S. Scott & Son
L. T. Mar
D. W. Davis Ins. Agency
F. W. Mtftto
A. E. Gerig
OCALA STAR, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1922
BELTING HOSE PACKING VALVES
W. C. Redmond Sons & Company
High Grade Baskets
Of Every Description
FREDERICK THOMAS UEZZELL
A native of Philadelphia and an ar architect
chitect architect of wide experience and ability.
Mr. Uezzell practiced in his home city
for many years before coming to Flor Florida.
ida. Florida. Since making this state his home
he has been identified with important
projects in Tampa and Fort Myers,
and is upholding his enviable reputa reputation
tion reputation by his work in his present posi
For Sale by
I Carrying On With the I
In announcing Goodyear Mechanical Rubber Goods as a part of the MacKay plan
of service, we have obtained the products of a manufacturer, noted for excellence
of craftsmanship and better wearing qualities.
Goodyear has striven for the past decade, by every known means, to manufacture
a product which in point of character can not be excelled. That, this policy has
been a success, is attested by the many satisfied users of Goodyear Mechanical
Geo. MacKay & Co.
Th Hope of Eternity.
Transiency Is stamped on all our
possessions, occupations and delights.
We have the hunger for eternity In
our souls, the thought of eternity In
our hearts, the destination for eter eternity
nity eternity written on our inmost beinj, and
the need to ally ourselves with eternity
proclaimed by the most short-lived
trifles of time. Either these things
will be the blessing or the curse of
our lives. Which do you mean that
they shall be for you? Alexander
The World-Wise Vicar.
A cantankerous person told th
Ticar whom he had come to see on
ome local matter that he was an
atheist. "But surely," said the vicar,
"you consider the Ten Command Commandments,
ments, Commandments, broadly speaking, to be an ex excellent
cellent excellent rule of life?" "No. I do not,"
replied the man almost savagely. The
Ticar rang his bell. "John," said he
to his servant, "show this man to the
door and keep your eye on him until
he is beyond the reach ot my hat ani
coat In the hall." London Post.
A community playground will be
made by the Lepion at Nashville,
Tenn., the ex-sohliers bearing the ex expense
pense expense of apparatus and upkeep.
In Korea, American ex-soldiers, most
of them missionaries under the leader-
, ship of a Southern Presbyterian mis
sion, have formed a post of the Le Legion.
gion. Legion. During the war it cost Uncle Sam
$300 to clothe each of his soldiers. The
present doughboy Is garbed in cloth clothing
ing clothing costing but $189, the War depart department
ment department states.
The only woman field clerk In the
army is Miss Jean Hodson of San
Francisco, Cal., secretary to Major
General Morton. She holds the rank
of sergeant major.
The Legion in both North and South
will henceforth observe the birthdays
of Generals Lee and Grant, rival lead leaders
ers leaders of the Civil war. The birthday of
General Grant was observed on April
27 this year and that of Lee will be ob observed
served observed January 10, 1923.
If the British retire Lloyd George,
triov will cm Knrlr nn tVif Virnvpsf.
i statesman they eyer had. ;
The Goodyear Technical Man (G T M), whose analytical work in the application
of Belting, Hose and Packing, has been commended by so many plant managers is
available through this institution. Write us and his services will be placed at your
For most economical plant operation, we suggest Goodyear Mechanical Goods.
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Sold Exclusively By
GEO. MacKAY & CO.
ALL SIZES BELT HOSE PACKING VALVES
Caflttaraips Cilery Coiipaiy
Little Valley, N. Y.
HIGH GRADE CliLTERY
UTTLF VALLEY. N.Y.
&0o lacliay & C
OCALA STAB, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1522
RED CROSS HEALS
WOUNDS OF WAR
Any mother knows what constitutes true
elegance in her baby's stroller graceful,
pleasing lines, flawless weaving, fine flexible
wickers, no sharp ends, handsome uphol upholstery,
stery, upholstery, harmonious finish, staunch construc construction.
tion. construction. This elegance is within reach of every
It was Marshall B. Lloyd who invented
the method and loom which produce Baby
Carriages and Wicker Furniture thirty
times faster and finer than hand weaving.
These inventions cut labor costs, enabling us
to weave the finest wickers, add the latest
refinements and still sell our wicker pro products
ducts products at very moderate prices.
Lloyd Baby Carriages can always be rec recognized
ognized recognized by the exclusive "shell" design of
the bodies a graceful bowl shape, woven
of endless wicker, with a continuous sweep sweeping
ing sweeping curve from side to front, unbroken by
corners or by concealed short ends of
Your dealer will explain the Fifth Wheel
Reversible Gear; Oil Tempered Springs;
Continuous Steel Pusher; patented Double
Spoked and Double Rimmed Wheels pat patented
ented patented Automatic Hood Adjustment feat features
ures features that add materially to the beauty, con convenience,
venience, convenience, comfort and stability of the car carriage.
riage. carriage. Write for booklet showing the Lloyd Car Carriages
riages Carriages and Lloyd Loom Woven Furniture,
for sale by leading furniture and depart department
ment department stores.
Baby Carriages & Furniture
When on November 11 the world
halts to observe the fourth anniver anniversary
sary anniversary of Armistice Day, and the Ameri American
can American Red Cross inaugurate Its Annual
Bell Call for the enrollment of tho
1923 membership, the people of the
United States may well pause t think
f tho unparalleled contribution to the the-cause
cause the-cause of peace made by our Army and
Navy In the World War. The tfory of
tt la a common tradition; but the
wounds of war remain. They are not
healed in a day, in a year, nor In four
yean. And on Armistice Day there
will be under treatment in Government
hospitals over 25,000 ex-eervico men.
broken physically by wounds, expo exposure,
sure, exposure, nervous strain and exhaustion
Incident to their service in the war.
The Government without atlnt Is un undertaking
dertaking undertaking to furnish these disabled
men with the compensation and med medical
ical medical care to which they are entitled,
yet their especial care Is a duty of the
Red Cross. Why? Because the Gov Government
ernment Government cannot handle the cases of
ex-service men Individually; It must
handle these men In bulk under a
standardized policy. The Government
has neither the authority, the funds
or the equipment for working out the
problem of the Individual man. There
is where the American Red Cross
finds Its greatest field for aervice. aid
lng rhroyg Ka very -active Chapter
in reaching tne disabled man with im immediate
mediate immediate practical help, assisting his
family while his dalm is emerging from
the process of adjustment, furnishing
articles of comfort, fmds to tide ove
the dlmcelt periods, the friendly touch
of personal encoaragement, helpful
recreation aad worry-dispelling amuse amusement.
ment. amusement. It is the warm hand of sym
pathy aad understanding which tht:
American Red Cross extends to ths
majority of these disabled ex-servic
men, some of them friendless in tht
whjrl of life, thousands of them with
wives anl ohlfllren dependent upon
them, aad hundreds of them freruent
ly hetpieM la the fe ef grim ne necessity.
cessity. necessity. t.eTt Otiayetpa AMtog Veterans
la this work, vpea fffcese acconv
pita i ft the American Red Cross Ii
mrgJng a record-breaking enrollment la
the Roll OaH which opens o Armis Armistice
tice Armistice Day and clesee with Thanksgiv Thanksgiving
ing Thanksgiving Day, 2.679 Chapters In all peKs ol
the country are essayed. This la 35G
wmm tfeaa were working for ex-aerv!c
men ktjt year when approximate
1.0J0W espeaded by tne Na
tional Organisation and the Chasten
werkla tg ether in harmonious unity
for the csxrent Steal year National
HeoAq mart era appropriated $3,030, $3,030,-692.M,
692.M, $3,030,-692.M, an increase ef $363,360 J4 ovei
the amount spent for the work aon
ex-service men in the year ended Junt
30 last. Since it Is estimated that t
Chapters will expend close to $7,000, $7,000,-000
000 $7,000,-000 from their own funds, the grand
total of Red Cross expenditures foi
this single work is expected again to
reach the $10,000,000 mark by June 30
Stage Tragedian's Joke.
They used to say of the late Louis
James that he was one of the greatest
humorists and practical Jokers In
stage history. It Is recounted of him
that on a certain occasion, in one of
the Shakespearean tragedies, having
to shake hands with a brother tragedi tragedian,
an, tragedian, he left clutched inescapably In the
latter's fist a fat, raw oyster, which
the unfortunate individual was obliged
to keep by him through the remainder
of the scene.
of New York
HPhe firm of Geo. MaeKay & Company
is to be congratulated for the won wonderful
derful wonderful new store, they have erected in
such a short space of time after their
disastrous fire only a few months since,
and also in their choice in securing the
agency of such reputable merchandise
as is put out Bear Brothers of New York,
Geo. MacEay & Company
Distributers for Ocala
SANITAPvY LAYER, COTTOM
Geo. MacKay & Company's
Dining Furniture of a Character
That is Found in The Best Homes
If you would have your dining room in harmony with the best of home home-making
making home-making ideals then lend your eyes to this charming Chippendale suite.
There are 10 pieces, nine of which are enhanced by rich burrel walnut panels.
Other decorations add to the general beautious effect. The table is of the
new oblong shape with gracefully rounded corners, and is of the extens extension
ion extension variety being 43 x 60 when fully extended. Suite is in Mahogany and
T0MUNS0N CHAIR MANUFACTURING CO.
Hifh Point, North Carolina.
One of the many lines of dependable
merchandise of which we have exclusive
sale in Ocala, is the well know Red Cross
mattress. Manufactured by the Southern
Spring Bed Company, of Atlanta, Georgia,
and sold under a positive guarantee.
GEO. MACKAY & COMPANY
Exclusive Agents for Ocala
OCALA EVENING STAR, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1922
Hitchener Wall Paper
Picture Frame Mouldings
Hold Wire Electrical Mouldings, etc.
Camden, N. J.
LEGION W0MAN,M0THER OF 21
Mrs. Jacob Caranek, Healthy and
Happy, Holds Record Among Pro Producers
ducers Producers of Americans.
Geo. MacKay & Co,
Mrs. Jacob Caranek, who runs a
neat little grocery store In New Or
leans and therein
sells butter and
corn and maybe
the necessities for
making those de delicious
licious delicious Southern
pecan candles. Is
also champ Ion
mother ef the
Auxiliary. She Is,
at least, until
some one comes
along who is the mother of 22 children,
to beat Mrs. Caranek's 21.
A child had come to Mrs. Caranek's
house each year for 21 years when
America entered the World war.
Which of the 21 was dearest to her
she herself could not tell, but when the
two eldest boys, Joseph and Louis,
went away to war the large Oaranek
family was cast Into shadow. "What
else should I do?" Mrs. Oaranek Ques Questioned.
tioned. Questioned. "They are Americans and
their country needs thm. If It is a
duty to raise children, it Is right to
make them love their country." But
when Joseph and Louis came home
Joseph served overseas with tie Bain Bain-bow
bow Bain-bow division and fought in four big
battles, while Louis fought in and
around Camp Beauregard the little
grocery store could acarse contain the
Mrs. Caranek came to America when
she was fifteen years old, leaving her
native Tillage of Petravice in Czecho Czechoslovakia.
slovakia. Czechoslovakia. She is forty-seven years old
now and her husband Is fifty-eight
The youngest child is six years old and
the oldest twenty-eight. Mrs. Caranek
has been to but one motion-picture
show in her fife and she left before
that one was over. She works from
frro in the morning until ten at night
in her grocery. And she hasn't a gray
bair and has never been sick but once
and enjoys life.
HOUGH SHADE CORPORATION
Vudor Porch Shades
The Largest Porch Shade Manufacturers
In the South.
FLORIDA CASKET COMPANY
High Grade Caskets
GEO. MAC KAY & CO
Geo. RflMKay & Ca
Exclusive Agents for Ocala
Canada's National Parks.
The Canadian national parks com comprise
prise comprise an area of about 6,000,000 acres.
They are sanctuaries for wild fowl,
deer, mountain sheep and goat, moose,
elk, bear and buffalo, and a tourist
wonderland of forest, well-stocked
streams and lakes, glaciers, hot
springs, waterfalls and mountains.
Old newspapers are the best medium
for cleaning a greasy stove.
Easy te Tap Vein of Humor.
John Kendrick Bangs, the humor humorist,
ist, humorist, long enjoyed the reputation of
being one of the most consistent qual quality
ity quality producers of Jokes in the trade.
Tve trained myself so that I can
get up from the dinner table, lock my myself
self myself in my room, and write 25 jokes
any evening," he once told a friend.
We never know what the future has
in store for us and the worst of It Is
we can't go to any other store. Bos Boston
ton Boston Transcript.
Record of Irish Regiments.
All but two Irish regiments bear oa
their colors the record "South Africa."
One is the Fourth (Royal Irish) Drs
goon Guards. The other lacks this and
other battle-honors for a very sufft sufft-clent
clent sufft-clent reason; it came Into existence
in 1900 by command of Queen Vic Victoria,
toria, Victoria, to celebrate and to commemorate
the honorable exploits of the other
Irish regiments In the Boer war. Thta
is the Irish Guards and it was added
to the Brigade of Guards as a special
distinction to all Irish troops.
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Manufacturers and Jobbers
of Everything in Hardware
MacMay & COo
WE CONGRATULATE YOU
on the prompt manner iu which
you have gone about getting into
your new home after your disastrous
fire in February and are highly
pleased to number you among our
many satisfied customers.
United Brush Manufacturers
New York Cty
Makers of paint and varnish brushes and brushes of
Geo. MacKay & Co,
i : t
FOURTEEN OCALA EVENING STAR, MONDAY, OCTOBER 16, 1922
LESTER WILLIAM PONDER
The subject of this sketch, whom all
the boys in the store have so kindly
dabbed as "John" (presumably be because
cause because John is such an aristicratic
same) hails from our sister state of
Georgia. He was born less than fifty
years ago. He flatly refused to di divulge
vulge divulge his age, merely pointing to his
gray hair and as his hair did show a
tinge of gray and somewhat thin, we
were sorry we asked him to tell hi3
Almost thirteen years ago he took
onto himself a "rib" and made tracks
for Florida, where he has resided ever
since, as he says Florida "beats 'em
When at the age of seventeen he
began work in an office and has push push-ad
ad push-ad the pen. constantly for twenty-two
years. Now you know how old he is.
When first coming to Florida he
was engaged by the firm of Mclver &
IfacKay as head bookkeeper, which
position he held steadily for eight
years, resigning to accept a position
with the Commercial Bank of Ocala
as assistant casnier. ne neia tnat
position with the bank for one year,
resigning to accept a position as
bookkeeper and assistant manager of
the Ocala Iron Works. He was with
the Iron Works for over two years, j
but he longing to get back "home," as j
he expressed it, became so irresistible
that one day he broke into the office
again and the firm felt so sorry for
him they did not have the heart to
turn him away. He acts as though he
were the head boss in the office that
is, when Mr. Parr i3 not in.
With his many years of varied ex experience
perience experience in accounting work he is well
fitted to fill the position he now holds
with the firm.
Advertise in the Evening Star.
Consider "Stay rtag an Irsuit.
The idea, conceived by the W. C. T.
U., of putting star flag in windows of
tomes where no liquor is consumed. Is
protested by an American Lc zion post
In San Francisco, composed entirely
of newspaper men. The Legion men
claim that the liquor star flag is an
atrocious plagiarism of the service
flag of war days, and that it is an in insult
sult insult to all former service men.
"P'-ii 'Jf-.l "i.,;' Kim ii.u mi u ti nr ni.imii fuarv-tum -mwr-vt hvh. j. int. mm umiii. m.i..i ..i j..i iii.
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To Halt "Fake" Money-Raising.
In an effort to stamp out the sale
of publications by ex-service men who
allege that the money derived Is go going
ing going to be used for the benefit of sick
and wounded ex-service men, the
American Legion national offices have
warned its 11,000 posts not to sanction
any sale of periodicals until the
Chamber of Commerce or some like
civic organization has first approved.
. PA ri 54 j i
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UNDERTAKING DEPARTMENT, AND CHAPEL. BEGUN MARCH 17TH
COMPLETED MAY 12TH
SI'IaV Design 1961-In Twin Pair I
El xJ i
for Simmons Beds
YOU may sometime wonder why this store
gives so much space to Simmons Beds.
As a responsible concern, we are concerned
with having our store represent the most ad advanced
vanced advanced thought Simmon Beds Built for Sleep.
As progressive merchants, we aim to show
the merchandise most strongly in favor with
The need of a noiseless steady bed for restful
sleep is too well known today to be disregarded
and we are glad to display and sell such beds.
Look at Our Simmons Bed Display
Here and Now
very complete line of
Simmons Metal Beds,
Cribs, Day Beds, and Sim Simmons
mons Simmons Springs in every way
worthy to go with Sim Simmons
mons Simmons Beds and are ready
to show you the newest
Here is one of the exquis exquisite
ite exquisite Period Designs, the
"COLONIAL," built of
Simmons Square Steel Tub Tubing;
ing; Tubing; seamless and smooth;
beautifully enameled in
Ivory White and Decora Decorative
tive Decorative Colors. We offer a
GEORGE MACKAY & COMPANY
Built Jbr Sleep
Geo. MacKay and Company were restocking
their Saddlery department our line was se selected
lected selected from many. They have now a com complete
plete complete line from which to select
OCALA STAR, FRIDAY. OCTOBER 2D, 1922
iHNkl Uffir Q ODQ! JP II
We Are Proud to SellJLehigh Cement
WE look at our work here as more than that of salesmen of cement. Houses,
roadways, and other developments, artistic and useful, fireproof, safe and
permanent, are being constantly built with the Lehigh Cement we sell. Each
such an improvement is an everlasting one.
Every one of these improvements does its share in advancing the beauty and
welfare ol our community.
Thus we feel that our efforts are playing their part in making our neighbor
hood a better place in which to live.
Geo. MacKay & Company
WILLIAM DON CROFT
"Don," as he is known by all the
force, is a native of Marion county,
and seems to be proud of the fact
that he is a real and not a self-styled
"cracker." He was brought up on a
farm where he early learned that
hard work was no disgrace, a lesson
that he has not forgotten. He was
employed by the firm for severaf
months before the fire as general
"roustabout" in the furniture depart department
ment department and was given the same position
when the firm started moving into its
new store. Don will hang your shades,
put down your carpets, matting and
linoleum and see that all your pur purchases
chases purchases are properly delivered and
placed on your floors.
Red Cross Water
First Aid Makes
More than 325 Chapters engaged In
life saving or water first aid last year
with the result that the American Red
Cross Life Saving Corps has set a new
high mark for enrollment and the
number -of qualified life savers de developed.
veloped. developed. The influence of "learn to
swim week" in mauy localities is re reducing
ducing reducing the water fatalities through In Instruction
struction Instruction and the wider dissemination
of resuscitation methods demonstrated
by the Red Cross representative!, Ex Excellent
cellent Excellent work has been done in teaching
a large part of the American popula population
tion population how to take care of itself in the
water. Growing appreciation for this
Red Cross Life-Saving Service is
shown by the compulsory instruction
adopted in many cities for members of
the police and fire departments in the
prene pressure method of resuscitation.
This three piece aluminum
kitchen set will be given abso absolutely
lutely absolutely FREE to the first 150
housewives visiting our store
. -r i r -i
SATURDAY, OCT. 21st
Geo. MacKay & Co.
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Macon Sewer Pipe Works
Six Reasons Why Vitrified Wall Coping Should Be Applied to Your Building Now
(1) Prevents Deterioration. Change of
season causes cement to crumble and
detach itself from brick. This can be
avoided by applying Vitrified Wall
Coping on top of all your building
(2) Improves Appearance. In buying busi
ness property a man is guided to a
great extent by the appearance of the
building. Vitrified Wall Coping gives
the trim appearance that you desire.
(3) Saves Repair Money. Repairs to your
building walls cost quite some money
over a period of years. After you ap apply
ply apply Vitrified Wall Coping this money
goes into your pocket.
(4) Increases Property Value. Anybody will
pay more for a new looking piece of
Our Products Are Handled
(5) Strengthens the Walls. Most buildings
are condemned because the walls are
weak. Vitrified Wall Coping strength strengthens
ens strengthens them. It pays to put it on all new
(6) Prevents Accidents. Often yon hear of
a brick falling on a passerby's head or
a wall caving in. Vitrified Wall Cop Coping
ing Coping prevents the first and helps great greatly
ly greatly in preventing the last.
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OCALA EVENING STAR, TUESDAY. OCTOBER 17, 1922
The Great White Frost Refrigerator
1 11 J7 sf .1...,.
Easy to Keep Clean
Particular housewives prefer Vollrath Ware
because it can be kept perfectly clean with so
The residue from cooking that clings tightly
to utensils of bare metal, washes easily off
smooth, non-porous Vollrath Ware.
The odors are not absorbed. When Vollrath
Ware has been washed and dried, it is as clean
and pure as the day you bought it.
That means better tasting, more hygienic
cooking and a healthier family.
Sold Exclusively By
Geo. MacKay & Company
The Vollrath Company Sheboygan, Wis.
Gus" Packerson Lasker Augustus
A colored man, loyal and faithful to
his employers, Mclver & MacKay and
George MacKay & Company for over
twenty years as general utility man.
Robert Thomas (Bob) Robert James
A colored man who is an excellent
credit to his race. No company ever
had a more loyal and faithful employe.
While only a little barefoot boy, over
36 years ago, he started with Mr.
MacKay and has been with him all
these years in all kinds of structural
work and for nearly 25 years has been
in charge of the colored gangs on
phosphate plants and general con construction;
struction; construction; thoroughly capable, quiet
Aromatic vinegar is a solution of
the volatile oils of cinnamon, cloves,
lavender, Juniper, peppermint, lemon
and rosemary in alcohol, vinegar and
water. It is used as a cooling lotion
n headaches and fevers.
arbison & Gathright
Harness Saddlery Saddlery-Saddlery
Saddlery Saddlery-Saddlery Hardware
Leather, Blankets Robes.
y--. sr yrs. jrr yrs st t t .t .3 :
Geo, MacKay & Co., Distributors
Jones, MeDuftee and Sfrattoi
Importers, Manufacturers and Wholesalers
China Crockery Glassware
GEO. MAC KAY & CO.
Plain white and gold pattern
carried in open stock at all times.
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