The Ocala evening star


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The Ocala evening star
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Ocala Evening Star
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Began in 1895; ceased in 1943.
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Description based on: Vol. 1, no. 5 (June 24, 1895).
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Weather Forecast: Partly cloudy
tonight and Tuesday, probably local
rains; -wanner Tuesday.

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Probably Will Develop into a
Permanent Peace


(Associated Press

London, Dec. 17. The., war office
statement today said there'. was noth
ing of interest to report. ;
. ACTIVE : ',
Rome, Sunday; Dec. 16. -ThereVwas
but. little infantry fighting on the
front between the Brenta4 and Piave
rivers Saturday and one hostile at attack
tack attack was checked, says the wa,r of office
fice office statement; There was much ar artillery
tillery artillery lighting on the northern front'
Petrograd, Sunday, Dec. 16--The
terms of the Russo-German armis
tice, according to a statement issued
ere, obligate no transference of
.troops until January 14, no increase
of the troops von the different fronts
' or the islands of Moon Sound or no
regrouping of forces. The Germans
are not to concentrate troops between
the Black Sea or the Baltic east of
the fifteenth, degree of longitude east
f Greenwich. Intercourse between
-troops is allowed between 6unrise and
unset. ; V.;V ; ;'
' London, Dec,' 17 The predominant
fact in, the Russian situation at the
present moment is the signing of an
armistice which : has been announced
officially in the capitals of all the
countries interested.- According to
special dispatches from Petrograd,
"every one there believes' permanent
peace between. Russia and the Central
Powers will result. v
London, Dec., 17. The British war
office statement on aefial operations
issued at midnight, said that during
several flights three hostile machines
were brought down and two driven
down out of control. None of- the
British machines engaged are miss missing.
ing. missing. .-'. ; N
Washingtonf'Dec. 17. Information
received here today among 1 neutral
diplomats agrees with the intima intimations
tions intimations from abroad that Germany is
considering another offer of peace.
London, Dec. 17. One British and
five neutral merchantmen, a British
destroyer and four mine sweepers
have been sunken the North Sea by
German naval forces as the result of
an attack on a convoy bound from
Scotland to Norway, it was officially
announced today. : v
Berlin, Dec. 17.r British troops' on
the Italian front yesterday attacked
the Teutonic lines south of Monte
Fontana but were repulsed, the war
office announces.
The local advisory board will hold
daily sessions (holidays and Sundays
excepted) in the petit jury room on
the third floor of the postoffice build building
ing building from 9 a. m. to noon, and from
1:30 p. m. to 5 p. m. to render assist assistance
ance assistance without charge to registrants in
filling out questionnaires. Some mem members
bers members or associate members of the
board will be in attendance until th
work is completed. R. A. Burford,
tf Chairman Legal Advisory Board.
Odd nieces of furniture, bric-a-brac,
art pictures, etc., make most suitable
Christmas gifts. Mclver and Mac Mac-Kay.
Kay. Mac-Kay. v eod
Chesapeake Bay Oysters received
daily tt the Delicatessen Shop, Ocala
House block. 17-tf


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Prospects are that by Wednesday the
Temperature Will be V
- Quite Pleasant
' (Associated Press '". 7
Washington, Dec. 17. A marked
rise in temperatures on the Atlantic
coast and in other district by Tues Tuesday
day Tuesday is predicted by the : weather bu bureau
reau bureau today. ...j
maw.iaicu i ices; ,r--y.
Italian Headquarters in Northern
Italy The enemy has broaght a
large' number of his heaviest guns-to
he Piave and northern fronts, and
the bombardment' has taken on in increased
creased increased range and violence. .'.
Some of the shells have reached
Mancino, eight miles from the city of
Treviso. ,Fomr hundred of these mon monster
ster monster projectiles were concentrated on
one point. -'.W' -"
General Diaz, the Italian .7 commander-in-chief,
sums up the results
of the struggle of the last three days
in the north by saying that the en enemy
emy enemy secured an insignificant stretch
of ground at the cost of an immense
sacrifice in blood. v
Although he has obtained a lodg lodgment
ment lodgment on Monte Spinuccia and Monte
Fonanei, this does not represent any
appreciable advance toward the plains
which is his main object, but merely
a fluctuation of the Italian line, ot
which Monte Grappa is the dominat dominating
ing dominating barrier. J-
Even below Grappa formidable of offensive
fensive offensive works Jhave been constructed
iif event the enemy should reach tht
plain, but each day of his futile pres pressure
sure pressure onthe north and east and of
successful resistance by the Italians
and their allies strengthens the belief
that the enemy will not realize this
Concord, -N. C, Dec. 17. Gaston B.
Means was acquitted here yesterday
of the murder of Mrs. Maude A.
King, a wealthy widow of New York,
whose business affairs he had con conducted.
ducted. conducted. The case went to the jury
Saturday night at 7 o'clock and, as
Presiding Judge Cline had rulsd that
a verdict might be rendered on Sun Sunday,
day, Sunday, the jurors sent for him yester yesterday
day yesterday and returned the verdict shortly
after 10 o'clock.
The board of the .Ocala Public Li Library
brary Library and also the thousands of li library
brary library readers wish to thank Mr. W.
J. Hilands forhis very generous gift
of fifteen volumes of beautifully
bound Mark Twain works, which ar arrived
rived arrived late Saturday evening, and are
now at the disposal of the public.
We are prepared now to fit anyone
with the new Madame Grace Corset.
Complete line just received. The Style
Hat Shop. 13-tf
The largest and best assortment of
WHITE IVORY SETS ever shown in
Ocala. The prices are right. The Court
Pharmacy. tf
Try that famous Jonteel Talcum
Powder. Sold only at Gerig's Drug
tore at 2Scts. the can.


Washington, Dec. 17 Reports her heralding
alding heralding an imposing German offensive
on the western front are attributed to
"cold enemy advertising" by Secre Secretary
tary Secretary Baker in his weekly review of
the military situation published to today.
day. today.
The secretary's review says "no
element in the military situation
should lead us to conclude the initia initiative
tive initiative in the west has passed from the
Allie to the enemy."
The statement is devoted largely to
this German advertising;
List of Persons to Whom Question Questionnaires
naires Questionnaires Were Mailed on December
17th, 1917, by Local Board for the
County of Marion, State of Florida.
Marion Robinson, York.
Ambrose M. Morrison, Moss Bluff.
Clarence C. Gates, Anthony.
John T. Taylor, Santos. N
Cleveland Dorsey, Williston.
James Lawton, Ocala.
Homer Lewis, Martel
, .Willie Heathen Ocala.
Harris McMahon,. Clearwater
' Robert Gollman, Ocala. :
Wm. L. Brewington, Cotton Ptaat.
Will Mitchell, York. .- -.. ,y
Herbert Warren, "MarteL
' David Speach,Oklawaha.
Ben Adams, Lacota. ;r
Anthony Harkey, Oklawaha. .j
James G.Davis, Summerfield.' rr
Arch Martin, Dunnellon.
Louis Thomas Mixon, Reddiek.
Arthur Fisher, Orange Lake.
Will Sullivan, Ocala, v
Press Woodard, 4 Irvine.
Walter Goodwin, Sparr.
Dave Graham, Mcintosh.
Julius James, Zuber.
Lonzo Nunn, Belleview. t .
Jesse Gibson, Ocala.
John H. Brown, Ocala.
Clayton C. Marston, Willisto.
H. J. Lemacks, Lacota.
, Timothy Johnson, York.
Horace-Walter Lott, York.
Amos Evans, Reddiek.
Harrison. Riley, Reddiek. v
Davis Ford, Lowell.
Wm. C. Grimer, Summerfield.
John T. Felts, Ocala.
Charles Percell, Lacota.
Irven Hawkins, Ocala.
Raymond Drummer, Willistoa.
Cleveland Waters, Morriston.
John W. Mazon, Martin.
Lonnie Gfbson, Dunnelelon.
Will L. Robinson, Weirsdale.
Sterling M. Hooper, Ocala. A'
. Alfred Edwards, Mcintosh.
Floyd B. Dudley, Eureka.
' March Mickens. Mcintosh.
Arthur Clay, Citra.
Isaac Ballard, Sparr.
Clarence Dukes, Leroy. v
I Willie Johnson, Ocala.
Rossie Harris, Micanopy.
'Henry Jones Jr., Belleview.
Fleming Davis, Morriston.
James Johnson, Kendrick.
Leroy H. Wise, Ocala.
Alviil Philips, Ocala.
Harry O. Cole, Ocala. ;
Reuben Patterson, Flemingtos.
George Carter, Micanopy.
Herbert Williams, Martel.
Barney Philip Muldrow, Dunnellon.
Harvey Robinson, Citra-
Lonnie Edwards, Ocala.
Rufus F. Livingston, Santos.
Raleigh Roberts, Ocala.
Wm. H. Boyt, Citra.
Miller Floyd, Micanopy.
J. Gould Harvey, Citra.
Ralph Howell, Sparr.
Rufus A. Raines, Ocala..
. Jesse Kingsleyi Bay Lake.
' Richard Proctor, Ocala.
Joseph H. Charry, Fairfield.
This is to certify that question questionnaires
naires questionnaires addressed to the persons as
indicated in the above list ave been
received for dispatch today.
R. F. Rogers,
Postmaster, Ocala, Fla.
December 17, 1917.
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- A cedar chest, writing desk, book
case, "Daylo" lieht, or ,rug would
make a splendid Christmas present
for him, and one which he wouljl ap appreciate.
preciate. appreciate. Mclver & MacKay. eod

Delivered by Railroads to the People
of New York in the Past Past-Two
Two Past-Two Days
V (. issociateti irressj
New York, Dec. 17. The cqal fam fam-ine
ine fam-ine here will be broken in a few days
unless weather conditions interfere,
fuel administrators and railroad of officials
ficials officials declared today. Twenty-five
thousand tons of coal arrived yester yesterday
day yesterday and another1 twenty-five are ex expected
pected expected today. -.
All Other Baseball Swatters Fall
Below His Average
; (Associated Press)
Chicago, Dec. 17 LitUe change
from unofficial figures 'in American
-League batting in 1917 waj revealed
when the. official averages were given
out here from the oflce of B. B. John Johnson,
son, Johnson, president of the league' yester yesterday,
day, yesterday, r. '
Ty Cobb, with. .383 is undisputed
champion, his nearest rival among
the "regulars" being George Sisler,
of St. Louis, who topped Ttis Speak Speaker
er Speaker of Cleveland, for second place, by
just one point. Sisler hit .353. Three
members of the World's Champion
White Sox landed in the .300 Est, the
men being Murphy with. .314, Felsch
.308 and Jackson .301. All. together
nineteen players hit .300 or better,
but eight of these took part in less
than 55 games. ;
xCobb led the league not only in
the -general averages, but also in
stolen bases, with a total of 55 and
in the total nnmber of hits. He reg registered
istered registered 225 safe blows for a total of
! 336 bases. His mark of 44 two-
bagagers and 23 triples were the best
in the league. Bush a third Detroit
player was first in total runs scored
with 112. Cobb was second with five
less. r
The Detroit team, fortified by these
performances by its offensive stars
lead the league in club batting with
an average of .259. The tafl-enders,
Philadelphia, were second with .254
and the champion White Sox were
third with .253.
T" ; :
Oie of the most interesting and
popular events connected with the
Florida Educational Association which
meets at Daytona next week will be
the annual banquet of the Peabody
This banquet will be held at the
Despland hotel, Thursday; evening,
December 27th, from 6 to 8 o'clock.
All members of the association and
their ; friends are eligible to attend.
All. are urged to see a member of the
committee and obtain their tickets as
soon as possible after their arrival in
Arrangements are being made for
the largest and best banquet ever hld
by the Peabody Club. The banquet is
to be held during the dinner hour
and there will be no conflicts with the
regular meetings as the program for
the evening will not begin until the
banquet is over.
Plan to come to Daytona and at attend
tend attend this affair of the Peabody Club.
Plates will be one dollar.
Geo. W. Marks, Manager.
What can you think of that the
wif-j would appreciate more for a
Christmas gift than a nice set of
aluminum kitchen ware. Mclver and
MacKay. eod
Our genuine Parisian White Ivory
Manicure Sets, Mirrors, Combs and
Brushes are on display.1 See them.
1 Anti-Monopoly : Drug Store. 12-8t




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Of War Department in Supply Supplying
ing Supplying Equipment

Washington, Dec. 17. Inquiry into
alleged delays in supplying arms and
curtailment of the fund recommended
by the ordnance bureau for that pur purpose
pose purpose was taken up again in open ses session
sion session today by the Senate military
committee after two days, examina examination
tion examination of Major General Crozier,. chief
of ordnance, behind closed doors
It was indicated today that th
president will make no further move
in the railroad situation until Con Congress
gress Congress reconvenes after the holidays.
Recognition df the Bolsheviki gov government
ernment government by the United States is still
remote, it was indicated today at the
state department. Reports from Am Ambassador
bassador Ambassador Francis are now coming
.through with more regularity. , V
' Both wets and drys predicted vicr
tory today .when the Houselaunched
ihto a six-hour debate whtich will close
at 5 o'clock this afternoon ; when k
vote taken on the prohibition
constittuional amendment. z
changes' in the war depart-
, .BIENT' rrrt-o.
A re-arfangement of the high com commands
mands commands in the war department was in indicated
dicated indicated today. It was stated that all
the war council except Crowder, pro provost
vost provost marshal general, Would be ; re reassigned.
assigned. reassigned. '
, The present term of the circuit
court promises to be a short one.
Several criminal cases have been dis disposed
posed disposed of and sentences passed.
Tommie Day, who had been indict indicted
ed indicted on four cases of breaking and en entering,
tering, entering, and one for horse stealing,
plead guilty to the last charge, ana
was sentenced to three years in the
state penitentiary.
T. W. Wright plead guilty to an
embezzlement charge and was given
ten and costs or six months on the
county hard roads.
Dave Wichart was found guilty by
a jury of breaking and entering and
was sentenced to one year in state
prison. 1
James Dennison and Pearl Everett
were tried jointly on a, charge of
breaking and entering. The former
was found not guilty and discharged,
while Pearl was less fortunate and
drew a one-year sentence in the,
state penitentiary.
Joe Drummer plead guilty to ag aggravated
gravated aggravated assault and was fined ?25
and costs, or six months in the county
Joe Coleman plead guilty to tht
indictment of grand larceny and was
sentenced to one year in the state
The case against Zim Grantham for
perjury was postponed until January
8, upon motion of his attorney, Mr.
R. B Bullock. r.
.YWillie Lake, alias John Williams,
etc., 'charged with forgery, will also
have a hearing early in January.
Jake Robinson will be tried todaj
on a charge of breaking and entering
a freight car in the Seaboard railroad
yards. Mr. W. K. Zewadski is. attor-1
ney for Robinson, while the state at-i
tomey is being assisted in the prose prosecution
cution prosecution by Mr. L. N. Green.
Robert Hampton's trial is also set
for today. Robert is charged with
moving and misplacing a railroad
switch, and is being defended by At Attorney
torney Attorney W. M. Gober.
Mary Smith (with several aliases)
charged with forgery will be tried
this afternoon.
The trial of Sophia Calvin, charged
with murder, will be taken up tomor tomorrow.
row. tomorrow. Mr. R. B. Bullock is repre representing
senting representing the. defense, while State At-

VOL. 24, NO. 302.

If the Unionist Government is De Defeated,
feated, Defeated, Selective Conscription
" Will be Knocked Out
(Associated Press) 1
. Ottawa, Dec. 17. Upon the decis-(
ion today of the' voterts throughout5
the Dominion rests theNfate of the-'
new ..onionist government which, if
retained in officii will enforce select selective
ive selective conscription. By acclamation 11
unionists and 18 liberal supporters
have been returned without opposi opposition.
tion. opposition. - .'
. London, Dec. 16 Lord Robert Ce Cecil,
cil, Cecil, minister of blockade, in the week weekly
ly weekly talk with the Associated Press, re-;
plying to a question in regard to, a--recognition
of the Bolsheviki govern government
ment government of Russia, said:
"We shall gladly recognize any
government which we believe repre represents
sents represents the Russian people, either de
facto or de jure. We are not yet sat satisfied
isfied satisfied that they Bolsheviki are entitled
to such recognition.'' "( '.'
When asked whether the United
j States would join her allies fn 5 any
J steps taken in regard to Russia; Lord
Robert said:
"I should be sorry to see any con considerable
siderable considerable step taken in the conduct
of the war of any preparation made
for peace without American partici-
.- In regard to rumors that the Bol Bolsheviki
sheviki Bolsheviki government now was plan planning
ning planning the establishment of a Constitu Constitutional
tional Constitutional monarchy the minister ot
blockade said:
"In considering rumors I always
remind myself that nine-tenths of
what is said in a revolution is un untrue.
true. untrue. .But some such scheme may be
in th Geerman mind. Certainly the
Germans would have no sympathy
with a republic. However, I cannot
imagine any man so foolish as to wish
to be a constitutional monarch wider
the Bolsheviki regime."
Homey Scofield will be assisted in the
case by Mr. W. K. Zewadski.
The trial of Belton Crim, whd has
been indicted for, murder, will be
heard Wednesday. Mr. R. B. Bullock
is defending him. v
Alex Cogdell, charged with break breaking
ing breaking and entering, wil lalso be tried
Wednesday. -.
Silas Chisholm will be tried on a
murder charge Thursday. This is a
case transferred from Citrus county.
Chisholm was convicted of murder in
a former trial, but the decision of the
court was reversed by the supreme
" The court will probably take a re recess
cess recess Thursday night until after the
The petit jury for the week is as
follows: J. B. Devore, D. E. Mclver.
Levi Alexander, M. H. Morrison, J.
P. Parker, J. E. Pasley, C. A. JLTc JLTc-Craftey,
Craftey, JLTc-Craftey, Percy Thigpen, John T.
Hames, Alonzo Long, J. B. Moon, F.
P. Cahoon, J. S. Nobles, B. B. Baum.
Jas. A. Luff man and Sam Christian.
- Father or son would be delighted
to receive fone of those attractive
shaving set& safety or old style rar
ors. Mclver & MacKay. eo
You want proper Stationery, don't
you We have it for you. Anti-Uo-nopoly
Drag Store. '- 14-St



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5 Moving day. s



It had never occurred to Alice Bar- j
ton that Mr. Paxton, her landlord,

'would not trust her indefinitely, even!
though she had not taken the time to
apprise him of her intentions. She;
had meant to drop ia the office on her j
, way to the station and tell his slave at j
the desk that they might renew heri
lease; but It was pouring pitchforks,'
and she had to make a train ; therefore
she trusted to luck and the landlord's
When she returned on May 1 she en- j
countered large packing cases in her
hcSI, 'Also a young' man in shirtsleeves
wrestling with the same. t ;
Tll .have these out of the way In
just- a minute, so you can get by," he
told her, pleasantly.
"But I don't want to get by," said
Alice frigidly. "Thank you. I merely
wish to get Into my apartment"
lie looked at her in surprise.
There 'seems to be some mistake
here. I rented this apartment under
tie Impression that it was vacant," he
explained. "From May 1 for one year.
Vm just moving In."
Alice's face turned a shade paler.
Manners wore Instinctive second na nature
ture nature to her, and she forced herself 'to
speak very quietly.
"May I phone the office?" she asked,
a bit helplessly.
Paxton's voice was suave but firm.
He reminded her that they had written
several times, Inquiring her intentions
on the renewal of her lease, and she
i liad calmly Ignored them.'
"Have you anything else left in the
building?" she asked.
"No, I am very sorry, but there Is
nothing at airieft. We waited. until
theery last moment for your decision,
but Mr. Reeves wished the apartment
on the first, and we accommodated
him. If there Is -anything that we can
do v .? -. .rA--:-
No, there was nothing they could do.
She thanked, him and hung up the re receiver.
ceiver. receiver. Drawing oft her gray suede
gloves, she looked around her a bit
tiredly. ; ; ; y ;
"I'll pack up my things right away,"
' she said. .' : ;
"' "Tra won't do anything of the sort.
I shall not retain the apartment," he
I told her resolutely. "It was beastly of
them to rent It without your knowl knowledge.
edge. knowledge. I'm going .to throw the whole
thing up." ; .f ''.-) :'"');:
' "But you can't, you know. Notif
you've signed a lease." he laughed
rather wearily. "If you don't mind, I
think I'll make a cup of tea for myself
before I pack my dishes. Won't you
join me?"
Before the Impromptu tea was. half
over she made several enlightening
discoveries. First, Mr. Reeves was a
Yale man,' the Same class as her broth brother
er brother Tom. This In Itself would iave war warranted
ranted warranted her in accepting almost any fa-,
vor at his hands. The time slipped
away while he told of Tom's initiation
Into their fraternity, and then she
found herself reading to him Tom's
; ,' last letter from France, where he had
joined the aviation corps.
"Of course, you understand," he told
her, when they had finished tea, 'that
I can't possibly let you go out of here.
If they won't' let me step down and
out, r shairsublet to you."
She wrote" to Tom, telling him of the
accidental meeting, and asking him if
he remembered Dick Reeves, Class
'13, Yale. The answer did not come
back for nearly two months, and in
that time Dick had securely estab-
. llshed himself as a landlord who be bestowed
stowed bestowed Temarkable attention upon his
tenant. ?He called frequently. 4
-iThen came the letter from Tom. She
never forgot the moment when she
opened It, just after Dick had gone.
"He's one of the finest old chaps I
fivers met, but he got into a mix-up at
college with a girl who blew into town
' with a road show. I guess she was a
square little kid, all right, for she nev nev-er'trled
er'trled nev-er'trled to hold Dick; and told him he
was making a fool of himself for noth nothing.
ing. nothing. His old man went mad over the
affair and cut Dick off without a cent.
He stuck it out, though, working his
way through his last year, and took his

degree. I don't know what became of

the girl. T believe he's working now In
- his cousin's automobile, factory, learn learning
ing learning the business from the ground up.
, Tm mighty glad you've met him."

It was two weeks later. He sat on
the window-seat looking down at

Oramercy park. Alice, he said sud sud-'
' sud-' denly, with a touch of desperation in
' his tone, Tv6 got to tell you some something.
thing. something. Something Tm mighty ashamed
of, now that I've met you and known
the ral thing. Maybe I'm wrong, but

it seems to me you ought to know be

fore I ask you to be my wife."
Alice bent a little lower over her em embroidery
broidery embroidery as she sat In a dark-green wit wit-low
low wit-low chair beside him.

Tve heard all about Peggy," she

said, quietly. "Tom told me. I like
you much better as a worker, Dick,
than1 as you must have been before

she switched your life into the manlier

way of independence. Was that all?

She glanced up at him with 'a little
mischievous smile of Inquiry, and Dick

left the window seat.

The following morning Mr. Paxton

glanced up from his desk. Dick's tone

was very-decisive.

"We wish a few alterations made in
the apartment. Miss Barton and my myself.
self. myself. We will be married on the 19th,
and .'t will have to be in shape by the
time we get back from our honey honeymoon.
moon. honeymoon. '
(Copy rUfhU 1917. by the McClure Newspa Newspaper
per Newspaper Syndicate.)


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IT IS NONE; TOO EARLY "to: begin figuring on 'your Holiday Purchases, and it would be
well to make this a part of your business before the holiday rnsh is on. Remember
We can say without, fear of contradition that our line of TOYS is the most com complete
plete complete that will be found; in Ocala this Holiday Season. We were especially fortunate in being
able to secure these goods many months ago and at really fair prices considering the condi-

$ tion of the market. We give a few prices, which comprise only to small portion of our line:

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.10 Styles, -inch Dolls, each. ......"...$ .25
10 jStyles 12 -inch Dolls, each .50
10 Styles 14-inch Dolls, each. . .75
10 Styles, 16-inch Dolls....... '.. 1.00

V and 10-inch, each ;.
Jack, the well known advertised
Composition Doll, each .........




Blue Bonnet, 1 lb. Box Chocolate Candy .50
Blue Bonnett, Half -Pound Box Chocolate Candy .25
Walter Scott, 2-lb Boc Chocolate Candy 1.00

Assorted .Candies, per pound mf.
We guaranteed our candies to meet the pure
food requirements.


Christmas Tags, Labels, Seals, Cards........ .05
Assorted Holiday Box Paper ..."..25
Celebrated Pianos, each 1.00


Toy Metalophones, each

Santa Claus Masks, each .25
Rapid Fire Cannon .50
Siege Gun .10
Rubber Balls .10
Musical Toys, assorted, each 10
Mechanical Toys, assorted, each.. .25
Doll Beds, Metal Finished 1.00
Doll Go-Carts ...... 1.00


Our line of STAPLE GOODS has in no way been neglected, and we can save you many
dollars on these. Our program for Fair Week Includes the following: .
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New Fail Styles Ladies' Velvet and Felt Hats $1.00
Nice Line of Children's Ready to Wear, Hats. 1.00
Big Line of Children's Ready to Wear Hats . .75
Assortment Children's Ready to Wear Hats. ; 0
Big Line of Ladies' Sport Hats, assorted colors .50

Ladies' Crepe Kimorias in assorted colors.


Big assortment of Ladies' Skirts.. . ...... .. .100
Ladies' Drop Skirts, in assorted colors. .100
Big assortment of Ladies' Waists., .. .. .. .100
One lot of Ostrich Plumes, assorted colors, each 1.00
Big assortment of Children's Dresses in Dark
' colors,, prettily trimmed; sizes 6 to 14...... 1.00
' Big assortmenV of Children's Gingham Dresses,
sizes 6 to 14 .... . .50

i--48iiicirBlack Serge, per yard ... 1 .... . . j 1.00

52-inch Brown Woolen Poplin, per yard..". ...1,00
Big assortment of Serges in all colors, per yd. 0
: Combination 2 Cakes of Toilet Soap and 1 can f
Talcum Powder, assorted perfumes, Jbox. . J25
Good Quality Sheets, 72 x 90 . ........... .1.00




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All White Tfinnis Shoes for ladies and men.. 1.00
Tennis Shoes for ladies, men and children,
; black Soles .' .50
Sweaters, sizes 24 to 46, each 1.00
Ladies' Oxford Leather Bag. ...... ... ....... 1.00
f-jancy Felt House Slippers .. ..... '. . .-. .75
Big assoi-tment of Men's Hats 1.00,
Men's Caps, each I .50
Big line of Men's Blue Chambray Work Shirts. -50
Men's Neckties, each ...................... !..10 ?
Big assortment of School Stationery, 1 nothing U
over .. .05
Baseball Combination 1 Ball, 1 Mitt1 Glove. 1.00
; Lunch Baskets,, each 5

Unbreakable Dolls, each .25c to
Sjafety Torpedoes, each,. ...... ..............

Automatic Pistols, each ................... .10
Paper Caps, per box;. . ........ ... ....... . .05
Dish Pans, Blue and White, 14-quart. ........ 1.00 ;
Pails, Blue and White, 12-quart. ........ V -1j00 j




.10c. to

One lot of Crockery. .-,
Lipton's Coffee, per can .........
Lipton's Tea, per tin. ............
2 Cans Tomatoes for
2 Cans 3-Pound "Pineapple for....
3 Tins Rona Cocoa for. ... ....
. Ornamental Vases, each .........
Glass Flower Vases, each ...... i
Gray Enameled Double Boiler ...

WTiite Enameled Sauce Pan ....... ......
White Enameled Berlin Preserving Kettle. .
Gray Enameled Rinsing Pan .... ..... .
Dairy Pan ,'
Aluminum Cake Pan ........ ... .
Aluminum Pudding Pan

'Aluminum Bread Pan ...........
Aluminum Bake Pan ...........
t Combination Boiler

f Preserve Kettle ; .'. 1.00
Bake ? Pan ...... LOO
Sauce Pan 1.00

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We have the following used' car
bargains. Each car is guaranteed to
be just as represented. Come in and
look them over if interested. The list
is changing almost daily:
One 1917 model Maxwell Touring
car, almost as' good as new,
with good ,tires all around. . .$475
One 1917 Maxwell touring car,
in good condition throughout. .$400
One Maxwell roadster, 1916
model, fine condition $300
One Ford touring car, good con condition
dition condition .but ha3 no top. .$175
One Ford truck, equipped as a,
grocery delivery wagon, only v
extra heavy, 917 model, al almost
most almost new .....'..$375
New Cars
Two of the last of the 1917 model
Maxwell touring cars, wide v
tread. No war tax on these, and
are equipped with bumpers
and spare wheel. Hurry if you
want one as it is the last chance
you will ever have to get a wide
tread new car. Each . . $720
The advancing price of new cars of
all makes, and the war tax of three
per cent automatically increases the
price and value of good used cars and
makes them more in demand. This
agency sold seven used cars during
the week ending Nov. 10.
Maxwell-Chalmers Agency,
Ocala, Florida.
Star ads. are business builders.



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We Annoncce
The Best Equipped
In Central Florida
Our Equipment is at Your Service
and for Your Convenience. If you will
Help Us We will Make it the Best in
the State. We Expect to Make the
Service Prompt, the Price Reasonable,
and "Everybody Happy." If We Don't,
Tell Us and Well "Come Across.-
; Soldier Kits in Khaki, for Christ Christmas
mas Christmas gifts. The Court Pharmacy, tf



Refistered. men can enlist for the
U S. navy after Dec 15, 1917, and
must show a certificate from their
local board 'releasing them from next
draft under new classifications. Now
is the time for registered men to, get
busy who prefer the navy after the
holidays and' find out how you .stand,
and do not fail tobring necessary
certificate that you have been releas released
ed released by local board.
The Ocala navy recruiting station
will continue recruiting as it has
been doing in the past. Men wanted
from 18 to 35.. All kinds of openings
for mechanics for aviation duty such
as gas engine work, electricians,
blacksmiths, coppersmiths, carpen carpenters,
ters, carpenters, instrument workers and men
with some experience as Mechanics.
For further information write or call
on the undersigned.
. Wm. B. Schlereth,
Commissary Steward, U. S. N.

When you have plumbing or elec
trical contracting, !et us furnish you
estimates. No job too large and none
too small, tf K. W. Tucker.

See our line of MANICURE SETS
before buying your Christmas pres presents.
ents. presents. We can ,save you .money. The
Court Pharmacy. t


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In the heart of the city with Hemming Park Xor a front yard;
Every moaern convenience in each room. Dining rosm service is :
second to none.
RATES -From $1.50 per day per person to $6. :
Propritm Manager.

Put an Ad in the Star



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Under jurisdiction of this local
board whose order numbers are be between
tween between No. 1 and Nd. 108, inclusive,
there has this day been mailed to you
a questionnaire which you are requir required
ed required by law to execute and return
within seven days from date hereof.
Failure to do so constitutes a misde misdemeanor
meanor misdemeanor punishable by not to exceed
one year's imprisonment; and such
failure may also deprive you of val valuable
uable valuable rights and result in your im immediate
mediate immediate induction into military ser service
vice service and trial by court-martial, t
Oeala, Fla., Dec. 15, 1917.
J. P. Galloway,
Member of Local Board.
II. E. Abbott, Burbank.
W. C. Strickland, Gaiter.
Richard Leamon, Ocala.
Ira Chisolm, Ocala.
Charley Smith, Lake Weir.
Alfred D. Proctor, Summerfield.
James M. McDonald, Ocala.
Will Davis, Ocala.
Jones Kinsler, Martin. :
Robert L. Sumner,! Belleview.
Augustus Small, Ocala.
Jesse W. Freer, SummerfielcJ. ;
Gary Neasman, Ocala.
Fred L. Calvin, Micanopy.
John R. Lake, Sparr.
Isaac Johnson, Kecdrick.
James Love, Fort McCoy.
Philip Howard, Flemington.
Frank Buckner, Ocala,
Sam Jackson, Mcintosh.
Frank Hills, Candler.
Arror Howard, Eastlake. :
Calvin L. West, Ocala.
Arthur E. Spikes, Reddick.
William L. Dixon, Orange Lake.
Shunie H. Martin, Anthony. ;.
Thomas Henderson, Irvine.
Gilbert Wallace, Ocala.
Angus Love, Reddick.
Moultrie Reed Sims, Anthony.
Clyde Malcolm Perry, Oxford.
Andrew Young, Summerfield.
Jeffery Michael, Ocala. ,
Walter Woods, Weirsdale.
Charley Covington, Oklawaha.
Ernest Howard, Fairfield.
Leroy Hicks, Ocala. f
John Harvey, Sparr.
Nathaniel Gaines, Ocala.
T. P. Ward, Kendrick.
Walter R. Lee, Eastlake.
Arthur Waters, Morriston.
Oscar C. Moorer, Summerfield.
Jennis W. Brown, Alachua
James Mason, Flemington.
Obie Roberts, Lacota.
Emery W. Leavengood, Ocala.
Merritt Colding, Cifcra. ..
Robert D. Douglas, Weirsdale.
David S. Scroggie, j Summerfield.
Lewis Freeman Teuton, Ocala.
Jake Ander Wiggins', Ocala.
Josh Weathers, Reddick.
. Anderson Taylor, Mjartin.
John Maxwell Clifton, Ocala.
Frank Evans, Flemington. v"
Roscoe Conklin' Walters, Ocala. "'
David Liridsey Whie,'" Citra,
George Bell, Ocala. i
Warren Jacobs, Spars. -T'-; 1
Edward Fatio, Ocala.
Arthur Ryan. Fairfield.
James Gaud Bronson, "Williston.
Ira Fuller Bennett, Chicago, 111.
Cornelius Braswell, Ocala.
Edgar Johnson, Ocala.
Henry Smith, Morriston.
Eimnit"AdairtThoma3,L Summerfield
Joseph Gadson, Sparr.
Alfxed D Lightsey, Santos,
Roy Larston Smoak, Ocala.
- Stewart ;Knoblck; rtin,. ;
Walter Lew)s, tr- j
- Ienry Harrison, Reddick.
James Pogue, Ocala.
, Robert Franklin, Summerfield.'
William Burns, Eastlake.
Wiley Allen Monroe, Jacksonville.
George H. Lonnon, Ocala. r
WilliamUah t er ,NorwpoL, Ocala.
Floyd Crumeill, Bellev?ew.
Paradie Roberts; Blitchton.
RUey Hearst, Citra,
Albert Merion, Ocala.
Will Young, Irvine.
Wjlbert Franklin, Ocala.
- Israel Cummings, Ocala.
Nero Leon, Tallahassee. f "f
John, Lops, Irvine. s
Paten Jackson, Eastlake..
Local Board. for the. County of- Ma Marion,
rion, Marion, State of Florida, by L R. Tram Trammel!
mel! Trammel! Chief Clerk.
I have. just, completed .. the
plastering, and -concrete-work on
the Ocala Onion station, and am
now prepared to figure on all
kinds;? Wk 4 in "Oris line; v 4
Maine-Grown Spauld-
, ing Rose 4 and Bliss if
. Triumphs f
J. R. HITTER, Hastings, Fla:
50 H. P. Tubular Boiler.
40 H. P. Engine.
Masonic Building, Ocala, Fla.


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JUt as Lafe Bud Wuz SUrtln' fer Silver Lake This Mornin' on His Annual
Vacation, Hie Canoe, Minnie, yu Attached fer th' Costs o His First
- Divorce.' ' ; ' 1 :

Jlst as Lafe Bud wuz startln' fer
Silver Lake this mornin' on his annual
vacation.- hi canoe, Minnie, wvz at attached
tached attached fer th cosfto' Ws first divorce..
Thus we're reminded that th' vuteation
season has rolled around agin.
t Folks that, has skimped along all
winter on turnips an' watermelon pre preserves
serves preserves are checkin' out ther savin's fer
fishln' poles, white shoes; foldin cots,
gasoline, trottage rept an boat hire,
while they allow th' easy payments on
player planners, sewin' machines an
diamond rings t lapse Int' innocuous
desuetude. Pale thin, husbands are
borrowin their own money on twenty twenty-year
year twenty-year policies at eight per cent an' plan planning
ning planning f git away an train back f ther
ole forms agin. pried up lawyers
wearin th court room palor an al alpaca
paca alpaca coats are arrangin' the'r vacation
itineraries so as t' bump into a few Na National
tional National league games. Department
store girls are orgtinizin' int' little
. clumps t giggle, all th.' way t Put-in-Bay
er Mommoth Cave an' back.
Young wives who have tided over the'r
first winter in harness are packin ther
pasteboard suitcases fer extended vis vis-Its
Its vis-Its backt t mother where they kin git
' a little sympathy' an' review th past
In peace'while, flat-bred babies ; are
shrinkin' an' witherin fer th' open air
while ther parents are tryin t' mort mortgage
gage mortgage th golden oak davenport fer
enough t git t' th woods.
; JXheegnpa work erUye wltb your
wjfea fQlka Ihexrls notonie- like t a a
change o scejie. 1 Careworn stenog stenog-rapb?
rapb? stenog-rapb? who- We -JeV it'igettof qp,
doughnutsall-winter should seek th'4


Week-End Visit to the

"NoUn' th' Etiquette th Field Hands as They Dine al Fresco on th' Back
,.: 5 Porch."

Ia an. article in this month's "Hen
an Home? Miss Fawn Umpincut says :
""With --our modes of quick, transporta transportation
tion transportation :ow so ayailable t all has devel developed
oped developed a natural aversion t work, th'
Saturday half-holiday an', a deep root rooted
ed rooted hatred fer th', indoors. Now comes
a happy solution o' th.' unbearable mo monotony
notony monotony o' a .week-end in th. stuffy city,
withf Its overcrowded street '"cars, an
merry-go-round parks. : A Veek-end in
th'; cu4jtr;si:cntO!rn': has. been
"popTar ,fer agefwith? oprJEnish cous cous-i,ins.;
i,ins.; cous-i,ins.; 'VxiLvedXfb t'
tantatcat' tbrpad,' resandaai th'
road house, eri.Blt: pickled' atva sticky
table ''tender 'Vvni'-theriaviiQditer-
sion sooroujEhly, delightful Vf as V a
week-je;- i&:pya$, 4niet? rural retreat.
So, accordlnV f all indicatidns, ther
seems f,le nj escape ferjarcpuntry.
' TBut one should not set out on a
week-end visit f. Uncle John's without
bein thoroughly qualified t' look after
the'r own entertainment, for th' farm
is a busy place where lulls are few an
widely scattered. Fer th jaded clerk,
yeller stenographer an crusty business
man ther kin be no more restful en enjoyment
joyment enjoyment than a quiet snooze on a bar barrel
rel barrel stave hammock in th' cool shade
o a iaulphy jhawkln tree where th
rattle o th cash carrier an th' clatter
o th typewriter never penetrate
where th only sound that disturbs our
delirium is th' hum o th bees or th
tattoo o th gaily plumaged woodpeck woodpecker
er woodpecker as he plugs away 'on th tin-capped
cupalo o' the farm house.
JTher are many ways t" enjoy one's
self on th' farm without lnterferin'

rugged grandeur o th mountains
where they kin familiarize 'emselves
with i th commonest rules o spellin'
unobserved. Th' ; gnarled an' tired
farmer," whether he be o broad er nar narrow
row narrow means, should lose himself among
th' stately sky scrapers o' th congest congested
ed congested city; fer away from th din Ian
clamor o his panting flocks.

T mos
us a vacation is only a
change o venue, but even a change o'
venue removes us from th same ole
tiresome courthouse square, an th
same ole tiresome delivery horses, an
th same ole prominent citizens th'
same ole speckled films In th' same ole
nickel .the-ater o our daily lives.
How quickly anything out o th or ordinary
dinary ordinary awakens new interest an
causes us fer th instant t' fergit all
th petty annoyances o th' daily grind.
Th' sight a some majestic mountain
th' sweet strains o' a Venetian band, er
some strikin bit o' architecture '11
often transform a crusty bookkeeper,
er bring th' luster o a new phaeton t'
th long dormant eye o th' steady em employee.
ployee. employee. ,,Even a new blond trimmer '11
quicken th pulse an cause one t
emerge from the beaten rut if only fer
th' instant.
Some folks act like they were put put-tin
tin put-tin one over on th', welfare o th com community
munity community .when, they take a vacation.
Thers never any noticeable let-up in
th machinery o business while some
Indispensable fellee la flshinV Prog Progress
ress Progress never feels th vacation period, an
yet when some fellers git back from
a little outin they expect t find de?
olatlon an' ruin.
(Copyright, Adams Newspaper Service.)
1 Vr
with th' milMn' er takin' Aunt Lide'a
mind off her work. Ther's egg hunt hunt-in'
in' hunt-in' in th hay mow, drinkin butter milk
from a gourd, explorin' th' dark re recesses
cesses recesses o' th' smoke house, revelin In
th mysteries o th silo, delvn' int th
Inner workin's o .th hen house, th'
charm o' cranldn. up th cream sepa separator,
rator, separator, studyin th amusin' contour o'
a- new calf, marvelin at .th, graceful
dips o th chicken hawk, notin th
etiquette o' th field hands as they, dine
al fresco bn'tb. back porch, an'.gath-!
erin daisies along th. mossy, banks fif
th crystal streain. as Jtt sings, its way 4
through, th velyety .meadow. Where
no stream is ayailable ouemay. gather,
Bouncin Pettyji;as they..nod ia pro?
fusion 4n th;fenc.43Qrne I r
"Indeed "al bright iln whistle for
Master John, a .sheet o rag; fer.Annie,
one er two nickel se-gara fer- Uncle
John, ; er pair o black lisle mits fer
Aunt Lide, .is money, well, invested
when we consider th' invlgoratin air, i
th Bootless blue heavens' th' towerin
biscuits with apple butter, fried Rhode
Islands an elderberry pie. It's worth
all th gasoline er, car fare It takes,
believe me. i
"Ther are some things t remember
if you are plannin. a week-end visit f
th country. Don't depend on your
aunt fer talcum. Milady's week-end
travelin bag should contain (beside ;
those articles which she would o
course take with her on a trip t
Mt. Vernon, er any place which would
require her t' be away from her gold
fish two or three nights) a spool o'
white thread No., 60, an, above all, a
pair of wire cutters."
(Copyright, AAiuam Newspaper Servlee.)


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It will give you new ideas to see our Holiday Line, because it contains every everything
thing everything to make the people happy, young or old. 1 ..

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Not only are we leaders, in Toys-'and Cbilarens Playthings, but see our our-Children
Children our-Children CJbthing, Boys Suits,; Boys'; Pants;. Boys- Shirts and: Waists BoysV
and Giris Shoes and Hats.



Men Stilts and
siery, Fancy jies,
Notice is hereby given to all cred creditors,
itors, creditors, leeateea. distributees, and a11
other r persons bavins: claims or de-
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manaa agaiast tfie estate of Andrew
Olson.: deceaseds to Dreant the rttia
to the Bndrsigned,, duly proven
within two years s from, this date, to to-wit:
wit: to-wit:
This4th day of August, A. D. 1917.
As Administrator of the "Estate of
Andrew Olson. Deceased. 86-moo
Notice is hereby given that the an annual
nual annual meeting1 cf the stockholders of
the Mutual Mining1 Company will be
held at the office of the company in
Ocala, Fla., on Tuesday, December
25th, 1917, noon.
Geo. F" Armstrong, Pres.
Robt. W. Groyes, Sec'y.
December 11th, 1917, Ocala, Fla.
Chesapeake Bay Oysters received
daUj at the Delicatessen Shop, Ocaja
Uousa block. 17-f t
W: K. Lane, AL D Physician and
Surgeon, specialist Eye, Ear, Nose and
Throat. Law library. Building, Ocala,
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Charming Gifts and Playthings
; Plenty of them waiting for your inspection

1V1J M. VU n
Phts Ladies'

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i Ladies' Boxed Handkerchiefs, SHK,
Handlierchiels, Sillc and Fancy Ho-

Silk Waists, etc.
F. P. Gaclson, Prop;
Magnolia Street



Special attention to Prest-o-Lite Batteries in Maxwell Cars. Bring-
me your Battery "Work. Charger Reasonable and Service Firrt Class.


First Class
J. J. Loy, Proprietor I
Receive Special AltenUon
12 E Ft. King Ave. Ocala, Fla.
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Suits; and: SEIrts

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PaMlafced Kverr Xmj Except Sudi7 by
R. It. Carroll, Prealdeat
P. Y. Leareajrood,. Sereiry-TreMurer
- J. IL. Benjamla, Editor
Oatered at Ocala, Fla., poatofflcQ as
ecoad-ol&ra matter.
BhImm Of lee .. Flre-Oae
Editorial Department ..... Tw-8erei
etetr Editor ........ Two-Oae-Flre
The Associated Press is exclusively
entitled (or the use (or republication of
all new 9 dispatches credited to it or
not otherwise credited in this paper
and also the local news -published
berein. Ail rights of republication of
pedal iispatctfes herein are also re reserved.
served. reserved. v
One year. In advance ,..$5.00
SiK months, in advance. 2.50
Vtiree months. In advance 1.25
One month, in advance .50
One year, in advance $8.00
fUx. uonths. in advance 4.25
Ttiree months, in advance 2.25
One month, in advance '80
DUrpiart Plate 10c. per Inch for con con-creouUvn
creouUvn con-creouUvn insertions. Alternate inser insertions'
tions' insertions' 25 per cent, additional. Composi Composi-tlem
tlem Composi-tlem charged on ads. that run less than
mix. times 5c. per inch. Special ipesition
I per cent, additional. Rates based on
4 -inch minimum. Less than four Inches
wjil take higher rate, which will be
furnished on atnllcation.
Readlaar Notices! 5c. per line for first
tnaertton; 3c. pe.; line xor eacn su'Dse su'Dse-ruent
ruent su'Dse-ruent insertion. One change a -week
allowed on readers .without extra com composition
position composition chances.
, JLgal advfo. .lsements atlegal rates.
Electros tnuat 'be mounted, or charge
twill be made for mounting.
With plenty of good Marion county
syrup, our people can do very, well
without sugar.
Camp tMills, on Long Island, de declared
clared declared unsuitable for cold .'weather,
lias fceem closed for the winter.
If the St. Petersburg Times doesn't
have its mailing list reset, we will
v be missing our copy of that paper
fittoa. We can't imagine how a mail
clerk manages to read the label on
the wrapper now.
According to advices received at
Dolsheviki headquarters, former Em Em-perer
perer Em-perer Nicholas of Russia has escaped
front his confinement at .Tobolsk. A
special train manned by 'sailors has
been dispatched from Pgtrograd for
the pursuit of the emperpr.
Andre Tardieu; writing in the Petit
Parisian; says that America has a
right to know that the supplies she is
jeending to France are properly used;
that America had a better military
and economic conception of, the war
than France and that "she should be
listttie to." '
In thanking the 'United States for
the declaration to strictly observe the
neutrality of Switzerland, the Swiss
confederation, in a communication
made public Sunday by the state de de-partraentr
partraentr de-partraentr declared it would maintain
its neutrality by its own forces and
repel invasion n its f rpntiers.
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The Italian front Saturday was the
only major field of military opera operations
tions operations in which there was more than
local activity oh the party of the in infantry.
fantry. infantry. The Italian line although
almost ceaselessly assaulted in the
mountain regions, is still intact and
holding well except for a small reces recession
sion recession here and there forced at the cost
of extremely heavy casualties on the
part of the Austrq-German invaders.
Berlin claims the taking of more than
3,000 prisoners in the fighting of the
last few days and the repulse of Ital Italian
ian Italian Counter attacks on positions won
Ey the Teutons.
The TampaNTribune; the St. Peters Petersburg
burg Petersburg Times, and probably several
: other papers are raising their voices
in indignation because they think
American private soldiers have to
black the shoes of theis officers. As
American officers wear"? tan V shoes
they, would probably resent the effort
of anyone to black them. If the Tri
bune, Times, etc., will take the trou trouble
ble trouble to tfead the regulations, they will
find that an American private soldier
does not have to polish any shoes but
his own. Sometimes an American of officer
ficer officer employs a private to act as his
servant, but he can't compel him to.
Whenever there, is such an arrange-
ment between an officer and a private,
it is nobody's business but their own.
Charges made by Claus Spreckles,
president of the Federal Sugar Refin Refining
ing Refining company, before a Senate investi investigating
gating investigating committee, that the food ad administration
ministration administration is responsible for a sug sugar
ar sugar shortage drew from Food Admin Administrator
istrator Administrator Hoover a vigorous attack on
Mr.- Spreckles. An open intimation is
" made by Mr. Hoover that Mr. Spreck Spreckels'
els' Spreckels' testimony was inspired by the
fact that the food administrator cut
profits in sugar transactions. "It re requires
quires requires no proof from me," said Mr,
Hoover, "to establish that Mr.
Spreckels, a leading sugar refiner, is
sore at the food administration and
' would like to see i discontinued.I
v realize, that Mr. Spreckels' balance
sheet will not look so good next year
,a$ last, for refiners' profits have been
regulated. Furthermore, his balance

sheet would have looked better this

year if 'the price of last August had
not been reduced and held fast, in the
face of a partial shortage that prom
ised a fair opportunity for 30c sugar
arid much increased profits. Mr.
Spreckels, therefore, has reason tc
feel badly. There are other citizens
who will feel the same way, no doubt,
and no doubt can entertain the public
by assaulting the food administration.
While1 many feel badly, still the vast
majority of men and women of our
business community and of our far farmers
mers farmers are well pleased with our efforts
to save them needless expense.
The Star is informed that our rep representatives
resentatives representatives at Washington are work working
ing working to secure the convalescent camp
for Ocala. There will be a meeting
of the board of trade this evening to
further consider the matter, and we
hope it will be well attended.
Ocala is honored and all his friends
are pleased to learn that Curry
Campbell, who enlisted in Company
A as a private and worked his way up
to first lieutenant, will be a captain.
He has been given the command of
Company F (the Wauchula company)
of "ours." From what we have heard
the boys of Company A say of their
first lieutenant, we know they will be
sorry to lose this excellent officer,
altho they will rejoice in his promo promotion.
tion. promotion. -As for as the Star, which has
watched "Curry" with approval since
he was a boy in knickerbockers, it
knew he was a born soldier and his
promotion only a matter of time.
After a pleasant and 'well deserved
three-weeks' vacation, spent in Mi Miami,
ami, Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Jackson Jacksonville,
ville, Jacksonville, Miss Hester Dewey, our multum
in parvo society editor, is home and
at her desk again, with renewed
s'trength to fill her very important
part of the Star's work. We have
missed Miss Dewey much but we
should have missed her a great deal
more if those two very bright and
clever '"young ladies, Miss Ellen
Clarkson and Mrs. J. M. McDonald,
had not taken up her work and car carried
ried carried it on during her absence. Both
were most efficient and cheerful lielp lielp-ers
ers lielp-ers and 'we will always be grateful
for their assistance.
For the past three days the trains
arriving in Jacksonville have been
from twelve to fourteen hours late.
This is owing tothe fact of the great
numbers of soldiers arriving in Jack Jacksonville
sonville Jacksonville daily, some trains having to
be divided into three sections. An
officer at the union station Saturday
night stated there are now 25,000
men at Camp Johnston. A visitor at
the camp several days ago specially
noted among the hundreds of build buildings
ings buildings a vacant spot. Exactly seven
hours later, to their astonishment, a
building was entirely completed. The
speecial building was expected to
arise as if by magic in four hours but
owing to an unavoidable delay of
materials the third hour, and realiz realizing
ing realizing the feat could not be accomplish accomplished,
ed, accomplished, tne workmen took their time, and
it was not completed until the seventh
Claus A. Spreckles, independent
sugar refiner, before the Senate man manufacturers'
ufacturers' manufacturers' committeee, charged that
the food administrator was responsi responsible
ble responsible for the shortage of t sugar and
worked hand in "glove with the trust,
which he said controlled, nine-tenths
of the output. He also said there was
plenty of sugar and charged the head
of the sugar divisi6n of manipulating
prices to his own benefit. The food
administration is taking a voyage on
Uncharted waters', and is likely to
make mistakes. But it is perfectly
honest, and ; if it is working with the
trust, it is ; unconscious of, doing so.
One thing is certain, and that is if all
the people would take the advice of
the food administration, to be saving,
helpful and self-denying, they would
be vastly better off.
' t :
"What the American- mission was
sent tds accomplish in the inter-allied
war conference in Paris, has been
successfully and satisfactorily done,'
was the message brought to the Am American
erican American people y Col. E. M. House,
head of the mission, who returned to
the United States Saturday with four
of his colleagues. The reception of
the party at New York was void oi
ostentation. After advising the press
of the mission's arrival, Col. House
motored to his home where he later
received "newspaper men and an announced
nounced announced that the mission's reports al already
ready already had been dispatched by special
messenger to the ..state department at
Jews throughout the United States
over-subscribed the $10,000,000 fund
for war relief and welfare work
among their race and New York con contributed
tributed contributed more than half this amount.
The total does not include $1,250,000
pledged by Jewish labor to be collect collected
ed collected on Washington's birthday. The
1917 fund having been assured, an another
other another campaign to raise $50,000,000
during 1918 was announced Saturday
night bv Nathan Strauss. A deficit
of $41,421 in New York's $5,000,000
campaign which closed Saturday
night was subscribed by Jacob H.
Schiff, chairman of the committee,
when it was announced that total
contributions were $4,958,579. When
he realized that the campaign had

fallen short of its mark Mr. Schiff
said: 'I will make up the balance to
carry us 'over the top.' Mr. Schiff
previously had contributed $200,000.

Ocala Presbyterian Church Did Honor
to Young Men in the
Army 'and Navy
An impressive feature was intro introduced
duced introduced into the morning service at the
First Presbyterian church Sunday
in connection with the hanging of a
beautiful 'service .flag. ;The flag was
made and presented by' the young la ladies
dies ladies of the embroidery circle and con contains
tains contains a star for each of the young
men who are now in the actual ser service
vice service of the United States army and
navy. The flag hangs to the right ol
the 'pulpit against the wall, and
measures 36 by 58 inches. During the
service the pastor, Rev. Jno. R. Hern Hern-don,
don, Hern-don, read the names which the
stars represent and requested the
congregation to remember them daily
in their prayers and to write to them
as often as possible letters of love
and cheer. The congregation arose
and sang the first verse of "Amer-
ica" and the new verse which has
grown so popular and the pastor lead
in prayer for the young men. The
following men in actual service are
members of the First Presbyterian
church, namely:
R. L. Anderson Jr.
Leslie A. Anderson. V
H. Curry Campbell.
Charles W. Cleveland.
Hugo Mcintosh.
George L. MacKay. j
Robert MacKay.
George Newsom. v
The following, though not members
of the church, belong to families that
are in the church or congregation:
E.P.Anderson. m
Norton P. Davis.
George W. Davis.
Raymond- B. Bullock Jr.
William Henry Fuller.
Other names will be added as other
men -are mustered into v the service
and other, stars will be placed on the
flag. The First Presbyterian church is
proud of her representatives in the
battle line for the new freedom and
the rights of man.
Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock wit
nessed the gathering, aC the residence
of Mr. E. M. Howard, of a host of
friends and relatives from Ocala and
the surrounding country to pay theii
last sad respects to the memory of
Mrs. James H. Badger, beloved and
highly esteemed member of one of the
pioneer families of Florida. Mrs.
V t UMM.
ter of the later Col. Col ton Ra wis and
his wife who was Miss Colding of
South Carolina. In the early days of
this state, Col. Rawls emigrated from
Screven county, Ga., to Florida and-
settled on a large cotton plantation
near the present site of Wacahoota.
During the first Seminole iwar ,Ke
wasrsent with reinforcements to aid
the garrison at Fort Clinch on the
Withlacoochee river and by his ef
forts the horde of Indians attacking
the settlers in the vicinity were re
pelled. At' the close of hostilities,
when peace was restored and the lo location
cation location of Ocala was contemplated, he
was chosen one of three on the com committee
mittee committee to decide on the site of the.
county seat for Marion county. One
member of this, committee lived at
Lake Weir and was anxious to have
the town situated on the banks of
this beautiful lake, but Col. Rawls
fet it should be more centrally locat located
ed located and decided on a location ten miles
from the present site. A compromise
was finally agreed upon and Ocala
was placed nearer' Silver Springs
than Lake Weir. At one time Col.
Rawls lived and owned the best part
of Tampa Heights. Practically giv giving
ing giving it away, he returned to the neigh neighborhood
borhood neighborhood of his old plantation, where
67 years ago Mrs. Badger was born,
but' it having passed into other hands
he settled on the King place then con controlled
trolled controlled by Mr. Frank McDonald, the
forefather of the.j early promoter of
the F.R. &' N. railroad. Here, his
daughter, Lora married James Bad Badger
ger Badger in 1873. After their marriage,
they located at the "Oaks." the old
family home of the Badgers. Here
Mr. Badger and his wife have lived
during the many years of their mar married
ried married life and from which place Mrs.
Badger was removed last week to the
home of her near relative, Mrs. E.
M. Howard in this city, where shb
died last Saturday night surrounded
by loving hearts and sorrowing
friends. Mrs. Badger is survived by
her husband, a brother, James Rawls
of San Antonio, Texas, who arrived
in the city Sunday morning, the fam family
ily family of Mrs. Edward Badger, relatives
of Mr. James Badger, two nephews
whom she raised, a large circle of
relatives and friends all who knew
her only to love her and whq will
ever miss the influence of her sweet
spirit and gentle nature in their
(By H. Clay Marks)
The first meeting of the big Flor Florida
ida Florida Educational Association gather gathering
ing gathering will be held at 7:45 on the-evening
of December 26. Of course, every
teacher that attends will want to be
present for the very first event. And
just here, each teacher should be re reminded
minded reminded that he should reach Daytona
on one of the early trains of Decern
ber 26th. Teachers should bear in
mind that'train No. 85 from Jackson-

U. S.

vine, nuiui u oujmscu w lcacu M-raj-
tana at 5:16 p. m., is practically al-;
ways from two t four hours late.V
Hence, plant to come on an earlier 1
train. j
Everything possible has been done (
by local committees and by the citi-
zens of Daytona to take care of a big ;
crowd two thousand of Florida's
teachers can easily be cared for. Iff
anyone is inclined to doubt this, let
him come and see for himself the ex- j
tent of Daytona's accommodations
and learn something concerning the I
generosity and the courtesy of her:
citizens. Recent reports of state j
teachers' conventions in various parts j
of the United States show that thou- j
sands have attended. Think of the
twelve thousand that attended the!
Indiana state convention. Why should!
not Florida send two thousand to
Daytona ? Everybody in the state j
should pull together, and make the i
meeting at the "prettiest winter re- ;
sort in the world" a record breaker
in every respect. Hotels and rooming
houses have made especially low j
rates for this occasion. Most rail-;
roads are also offering reduced rates, j
Plan to come; make a strenuous ef-.'
fort to come; come!. One can not af-
ford to miss the trip to the beautiful j
little city by the sea pleasure,' en- j
tertainment, and inteersting instruc- i
tion are promised all who attend. j
Aside from all the good things of;
the regular program, there will be i
several daily, concerts "by the famous
Saracina band; a reception at the Pal-
metto Club house immediately after,
the-program of the first evening; a
banquet on Thursday evening at the j
splendid Hotel Despland; and a reg- i
u!ar twenty-five bile "joy ride" Fri- j
day afternoon. On this automobile
trip, the teachers will enjoy some of
Florida's most beautiful drives and
the far-famed Daytona and Ormond
beach. j
Come early, even if you have to j
arrive in Daytona on Christmas day.
At least plan to reach your desti- j
nation not later than the middle of i
the afternoon of the 26th. Your one
best Christmas present to yourself
will be this trip to, Daytona. Re-
member the glad hand of good fel-!
lowship and good cheer awaits you.
r11y Zr9 n Imw

We shall be pleased to handle fancy
work for the next few weeks at 10 r
per cent commission.

Put Chrismas Thrift
in Your
Christmas Gift
Here 's the solution for your Christmas-gift
problem. It is safe, sane and
utterly patriotic. Jy adopting it and
interesting your family in it, you'll be
showing the right spirit. It means that
You can demonstrate Thrift.
You can preserve the Holiday Spirit
. You can help your Country.
You can aid in saving th enation's gold snpply.
You can have a part in Winning the War.
'All hese things you can do if you
will give as Christmas Gifts:
U. S. Government Thrift Stamps and Cards.
U. S. Government War-Saving Stamps and

LsJyerty Bonds.

We shM be glad to furnish you fall
details ami to arrange your purchase
of any otall of these without any

charge L whatever for our services
Come in edny.
Munroe & Chambliss
National Bank

North Magnolia Street
The war is on and we are enedavoring to save our
customers money. If you will give us a trial
you will be convinced that we are selling
. groceries cheaper. than anyone in town.
Please note below prices of a few
items which we carry in stock
25 lbs. Gold Medal Flour .$1.85
Best Patent Self Rising Flour, 24 pounds $L75
Juliette Water Ground Meal, 92 pound sack .$4.25
Juliette Grits, 92 pound sarb.. .. $5.25
Snow drift six 10 pound tins ....$13.50
Best Head Rice, per pound fc 10c
Best Head Rice, 100 pound sack $9.50
Maxwell House Coffee, per pound .30
Irish Potatoes, per peck ,60
Rutabagars, per pound .04
Apples, per dozen .25
Octagon Soap,per cake .. .06
Oatmeal, per package .. .. .. 12l2c
King-Ko Raisins, per can 15
3-lb California Peaches, per can .. .25
2- lb. Cans California Peaches . .15 v
Best Sifted Peas, per dozen $2.10
Maine Corn, 2-lb Cans, per dozen .. .. ...$2.10
3- lb. Cans Lye Hominy, per dozen ,...$1.75
2-lb Cans Mixed-Vegetables, per dozen $1.65
Van Camp's Ketsup, per dozen.. .. .....5. $L50
Brazil Nuts, per pound J25
Paper Shell Pecans, per pound.. ...i J25
English Walnuts, per pound.. .35
Extracts, all flavors, per dozen $1.25
Liquid Laundry Blue, per dozen .45

We Have the Equipment and Ability
To serve you as you ought to be servied, and when you are not let us
ask you again, to let U3 know, for th!" is the only way we can accomplish
ur iesire.
Of course, sometimes, little thing 5 go wrong, cut they are not Jnten
tional, and. if you will call us up, thy will be corrected IMMEDIATELY.
Ocala Ice Packing Co.

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Laura N. Luckie

Madame Grace Corset
sold by
Style Hat Shop




Among the important questions confronting the average fail"
ily at this time is the one of Christmas Cakes. This is the time
that an up-to-date live BAKERY is more appreciated than in
ordinary times. Our facilites are exceptionally fine for making
all kinds of Christmas goods for our customers and the cost will
likely be less than if you made them up in your home. Read
over this list and let us have your orders at once.

Per lb.
Fruit Cake..,. ,45c
Citron Cake 45c
Layer, Cake .-..50c

ou are invited to call at our place and see thesanitary man man-ner
ner man-ner in which our gocds are prepared.


O Phone, 3G0.

Ocala -
Open in Florida
x See at once.
J. H. Brinson - Ocala
Fresh milk, JHewett Dairy, at the
Delicatessen Shdp, 15c. quart. 12-tf

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' Jf- (S) Mint J$txvm SyQ
lll N1 0UR J0B PRINTING Department is y I
''': v- thoroughly .equipped for all kinds .
r""" of commercial Printing. Our facilities n
I for handling


and all kind3 of S a s
I t jS Unsurpassed in Central Florida. I

V:'sJ 12 Quality Paper, Prompt Service and LV j
A Living Prices are some of our reasons ""- 1

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Rena C. Smith.

Combining all of the attractive
features required by stylish wo women,
men, women, this model meets every de demand
mand demand placed upon it.; Style with
exceeding comfort is the keynote
of its popularity. Made of a beau beautiful
tiful beautiful pink striped material, very
neatly trimmed. Has 10-inch
flexible top front clasp with three
hooks below. Low bust with in increased
creased increased height at backv Strong
elastic inserts below hips in skirt
and elestic section in center back.
Three pair extre quality hose
This line ot corsets range in price
from $1.50 up. Front and Back

w Per lb.
Angel Food 50c
Raisin Cake 1 45c
Pound Cake ,...40c
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Mclver lacEay
PHONES 47, 104, 303
We have a beautiful line of station stationery
ery stationery for Christmas or regular use. The
Court Pharmacy. tf

m ah
If You Have Any News for this De Department,
partment, Department, Call Two-One -Five
or Two-Seven
Santa Claus is Coining
Old Santa Claus is coming
The time is very near
Before we realize it
Old Santa will, be here.
Hell bring us sleds and wagons,
And nuts and sugar plums,
And dolls, and furs, and dresses,
And balls, and swords, and drums.
Hell come when we are sleeping,
Tucked in our beds so white,
And all the stars are peeping
At this, our Christmas night.
Hell come with smiles and blessings
Along the milky way,
And stop at every dwelling
Where little children stay.
Hell garnish trees with presents
And, while the world is still,
With gifts the children asked for
Each stocking he will fill.
But, better than all presents,
He'll bring to us again
The heartfelt Christmas wishes
Of "Good will unto men."
, Chicago Inter-Ocean.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Mullino Jr.
have named their little son Frank
Martin Mullino the third.
Mrs. Anna Tweedy has returned
home from a brief visit to her daugh-
: ter, Mrs. Botts in DeLand.
i Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Stovall of Tam
pa, arrived last night for a two days
visit to Mrs. M. H. Stovall on Okla-
waha avenue.
Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Holloway are
the happy parents of a dear little
daughter who arrived at their home
Sunday morning.
Mr. and Mrs. Vernie Knoblock are
being congratulated on the arrival of
a dainty little girl, who came to glad gladden'
den' gladden' their hearts Sunday morning.
! Miss Shellv rpt.iimAfi fn fipr
home in Sparr Sunday afternoon af after
ter after a several days visit to her aunt,
Miss Fanny Clark.
Miss Harrisdn of Virginia, who is
spending the winter in Eustis and.
Miss Burton of LeesBurg, were Sat Saturday
urday Saturday guests of Miss Florence Con Con-ibear
ibear Con-ibear at Mrs. Arms'.
v The many friends of Master John Johnson,
son, Johnson, the six-year-old son of Mr. and
Mrs. R. J. Rivers, are glad to hear he
is much-improved today after his re recent
cent recent attack of pneumonia.
Mrs. W. A. Knight expects to leave
Wednesday for Valdosta to visit her
father, who has been seriously ill for
several weeks.
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Wood of John Johnson
son Johnson City, Tenn., will arrive in Ocala
Dec. 27th to spend the remainder of
the winter with their daughter, Mrs.
J. R. Herndon and family.
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Hilands,jvho
are spending the winter in Washing Washington,
ton, Washington, arrived in Ocala yesterday ort
the limited to spend the Christmas
season with Mr.' and Mrs. W. S. Hi Hi-lands
lands Hi-lands and daughter, Helen.
. ;
Many friends will be. interested to
hear that Mrs. Herbert Lattner of
Jacksonville expects' to spend part of
the holidays here as the guest of her
brother, Mr. J. B. Chamberlain at the
Harrington Hall hotel.
Mr. J. M. Thomas is 'spending a
week with friends out of town and
during his absence Mr. A. E. Gerig
is' helping in the Munroe & Chambliss
National Bank. Mrs. Gerig is most
ably filling Mr. Gerig's place in the
Specialty Shop.
m m .m
.Mrs. Alex Inglis of Rockwell and
Mrs. G. W. Neville of Dunnellon were.
Saturday guests of Mrs. Walter
Preer. They returned to their homes
last night, Mrs. Neville being accom accompanied
panied accompanied by little Miss Martha Preer,
who will return home about Tuesday.
Miss Hester Dewey of Ocala spent
several days this week with Dr. and
Mrs: A. J. Beck at their home on Las
Olas boulevard. Miss Dewey is Mrs.
Beck's successor as society editor of
the Ocala Evening Star. Fort Lau Lauderdale
derdale Lauderdale Herald. )
Miss Agnes Burford, who has been
the attractive week-end guest of Miss
Marye DePass, will return to her
home in Ocala today. Miss Burford
was among the number of visiting
young ladies at the Pan Hellenic and
Kappa Alpha dances, which were de delightful
lightful delightful social affairs of the past
week. Gainesville Sun.
Those who have not yet sent in
their contributions to the Methodist
orphanage at Enterprise are request requested
ed requested -to do so at once. Gifts of money,
clothing or other useful articles are
-requested. Deliver them at once to
(the residence of Mrs. T. M. Moore, on
Fort Kins: avenue. The articles do
nated will .be forwarded tomorrow
(Tuesday) afternoon.
A dozen or more couples enjoyed
the informal dance which the Ocala
high school basket ball boys gave at
' the Ocala House Saturday evening in
(honor of the Starke team. The Ocala
' team lost the game of Saturday by a


score of 11 to 30, but the members
were good sports and did all they
could to make the visit a pleasant

event for the Starke boys.
Notice to Presbyterian Sunday School
The members of the following
Presbyterian Sunday school classes
are requested to meet at the church
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
afternoons at 3 o'clock to practice for
the Christmas entertainment-that will
be given there Dec. 14 at 7:30 p. m.:
Miss Annie Benton Fuller, Miss Boyd,
Miss Mickle, Mrs. Mickle, Mrs. Con-
aon ana iviiss Anna MCiJowen. Motn
ers having children in their classes
are urged to keep the dates in mmd,
as the little tots often forcet.
This entertainment promises to be
will go for Armenian and Assyrian
Among the many splendid numbers
on this program will be the interpre interpretation
tation interpretation of the Good Samaritan.
At the Temple
A five reel Triangle picture, "The
Grafter," will be shown at the Tem Temple
ple Temple theater today, with a Triangle
1TT -v m 1
comedy, "Her Dusky Love." The two!
make a mighty fine show, and every
body should see it. The Temple is
kept comfy with two good fires, and
is a mighty pleasant place to spend
an evening. Talk about, the price it'!
costs you at least 15 cents to be al
lowed to sit down anywhere' else.
The many "friends of Mrs. E. C.
Bennett, who has been quite ill for
ovei two weeks, are rejoiced to hear
that she was considerably improved
this morning, and was able to sit up
for several hours.
Miss Victoria Raysor of Lowell
was in town today, doing some
Christmas shopping.
Assured of good electric service,
the Temple is giving its popular aft afternoon
ernoon afternoon matinees again.
Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Watkins of Mic Mic-anopy
anopy Mic-anopy and their guests, Mr. and Mrs,
R. B. Barr of South Carolina, were in
town today.
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Mason and the
latter's little sister, Miss Susan Sto
vall, returned to their home in Tam
pa Sunday afternoon after a two days
visit to Mrs. M. H. Stovall.
The All Saints Episcopal Guild held
its regular meeting Wednesday aft
ernoon at the home of the president
Mrs.; "A. J. Beck, on Las Olas boule
vard, at which final plans were made
for the fancy work sale which will be
held 'Saturday afternoon at Beck's
Pharmacy.- Fort Lauderdale notes in
Miami Herald. .
The members of St. Margaret's
j Tea Rooms
8 A. M. to 7:30 P. M. J
N. MainSt., Opposite Postoffice
vVhy not pay a small amount each
month and see it go into
Ihave a number of houses you can
buy that way at
7 $10 A MONTH
call andj see my list of houses from
11000.00 up.
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Guild of Grace Episcopal church will
note with interest that their former
splendid worker has also found her

place in church affaairs in Fort Lau-
! derdale. A visitor at the pretty Beck
home last Wednesday made up realize
what a treasure we have given to that
Red Cross News
Two crowds of Red Cross workers
motored through the county yester yesterday
day yesterday in the interest of the Christmas
Red Cross drive. One party was com composed
posed composed of Mrs. R. A. Burford Jr.,
Misses Mary Burford, Dorothy- and
Marie Hickman and Mr. 12 W. Duval.
iTh stopped at Fairfield, Reddick
; and McIntosh, Mr. Duvai speaking in
j each lace The Red Cross W0rker3
n .n
j Christmas drive and will turn in their
j m xnose places wiu maxe meir own
list of members Friday.
The other party was composed of
Mr. W. T. Gary, Misses Mary Mc
Dowell, Adele Bittinger and Nellie
Gottlieb. At Sparr they enrolled
eight members, at Citra, 31 and at
Anthony 10.
At the Court' Pharmacy this morn
ing Mrs. R. A. Burford Jr. and Miss
Burford were getting the Christmas
members. All those who joined last
June are requested to call at, the
! Court Pharmacy and at Gerig's Drug
' Store and pay their yearly dues of
j $1 each, otherwise they 1 will not be
! among the Christmas membership.
Mrs. Clifton Camp and Mrs. James
Taylor will be in charge at the Court
Pharmacy this afternoon. Misses
Elizabeth Davis and Marie Hickman
were in charge at Gerig's this morn morning.
ing. morning. ...
Mr. W. T. Garv will motor to Dun Dunnellon
nellon Dunnellon tonight to impress on the peo people
ple people ofthat place the necessity of the
Christmas drive He will be accom accompanied
panied accompanied by Mrs. R. A. Burford Jr.,
Miss Burford and Miss Hickman.
Mr. Duval will go to Martel to tonight
night tonight on the same mission and will
take Misses Adela Ax, Onie Chazal
and Marie Hickman.
Sanford Methodists are congratu congratulating
lating congratulating themselves on having Dr. Hil Hil-burn
burn Hil-burn as the minister for the coming
year. He is" well known throughout
the state and needs no introduction
to these people, and he and Mrs. Hil Hil-burn
burn Hil-burn will be given a cordial wel welcome.
come. welcome. Saanford items in Tampa
i m m .
Dr. H. C. Howard and son and
daughter, Dr Charles Howard and
Miss Mary Howard of Champaign,
111., have gone to Buena Vista to
spent the winter.' They spent Sun Sunday
day Sunday the 9th with friends in Fort Lau Lauderdale.
derdale. Lauderdale. . .,
Mrs. D. W. Tompkins, who went to
Miami about twelve days ago to at attend
tend attend the Methodist conference, re
turned home Saturday afternoon.
Mrs. Tompkins also visited her father
and brother in Gifford, a. brother and
sister in Deerfield and friends in Fort
Dr. and Mrs. J. M. Gross left at 10
o'clock this morning for their new
home in Miami. They were accom accompanied
panied accompanied by their daughterfi Mrs. T.
H. Harris, who will be their guest for
the winter.
(By the National Woman Chris Christian
tian Christian Temperance Union.)
Peoria, 111 was for half a. century
the whisky-manufacturing center of
the United States. Its five great distil distilleries,
leries, distilleries, the largest In the world, fur furnished
nished furnished 35 per cent of the whisky of the
country. They used up 64,500 bushels
of corn dally and employed 1,275 men.
When these plants, on September 8,
under the federal food control law,
ceased operations so far as the mak making
ing making of beverage, liquor Is concerned
did these 1,275 men face a Jobless fu future?
ture? future? Not at an. Other manufacturers-eagerly
snapped them up. A lead leading
ing leading business man of Peoria said to a
Chicago reporter: "There Is a place
for every one of them in the tractor
factories and other Industries. We can
use every ounce of coal the distilleries
have been requiring and are glad to
get" It. Peoria will never know that
the distilleries have been closed.
Senator La Follette of Wisconsin, an
opponent of prohibition, voted for the
submission to the states of the prohi prohibition
bition prohibition amendment to the federal con constitution.
stitution. constitution. La .Follette's Magazine ex explains
plains explains the senator's apparent Incon Inconsistency
sistency Inconsistency thus:
"Senator La Follette said that while
he was opposed to prohibition he rec recognized
ognized recognized the right of the people to set settle
tle settle all questions by ttie referendum,
and for that reason he voted for the
resolution." t
The action proclaims the Wisconsin
senator loyal to theprinciples of true
American democracy and we, the peo people,
ple, people, commend it to every senator and
representative in congress.
I There was a time when it was a
' natural part of a soldier's existence to
drink and carouse. That day Is past
with the soldier sworn to defend his
country's flag and representing the
power and dignity of the nation. Strong
muscles, clear brains, high Ideals In the
soldier, increase the fighting efficiency
of the army, and these qualities In the
citizen Insure the permanency of our
institutions. MaJ. Gen. John L. Pershing.


Saturday, Dec. 15, the program at
the Woman's Club was in charge of"
the social service committee, Mrs. E.
A. Osborne, chairman. It was a great
disappointment to the club that Mr.
Marcus Fagg, who had expected to
address the club on this occasion wa
unavoidably absent and his engage engagement
ment engagement postponed for some future date.
J v In the absence of Mr. Fagg, Rev.
J. K. lierndon or the .Presbyterian
church, and Rev. Bunyan Stephens of
the Baptist church, madeinterestinfr
talks along social rervice?4mes. Mr?
Herndon spoke especially "Of the Red
Cross work, of which, as he stated
there was no greater work done. As
Mr. Herndon 3?as in a measure speak speaking
ing speaking along the lines Mr. Fagg had ex
pectea to taiK upon,, ne gave special
stress to the care of he homeless
children, which as he -stated, is one of
the first cares of society which we can
not let go without damaging society;
that no better man could be found
than Mr. Fagg for the place he oc occupies,
cupies, occupies, and that he deserves our sup-.
port for we are benefited as well aa
the children. The home is the'foun-:
tain head, and all service rendered
which goes toward making people
more hapy, industrious and elevated
in morals makes for. beauty. And if
the platform he suggested were
adopted, Ocala would become a better
and more beautiful city.
Mr. Stephens' talk on personal
work impressed his audience-: pro
foundly. He said that one of the best"
avennes for rvi1 ratvipa worlc vn
our town was the establishment of
games for the young people. That
only a very few cities have under-'
taken this work. He explained the
good accomplished for the young
through playground and recreation
places.'. The building up the of phy physical
sical physical body means the development of
the" '"sniritnaL He cave aa rm ex
ample Jesus the great social worker,
and we as followers of the great
Nazarene. We must minister to, the
physical needs in order to bring, the
spiritual needs. Mr. Stephens paid',
woman a high compliment in the
thought that she as the social service
worker walks hand in hand with the
great Inspirer.
Mrs. E. Van Hood, of the social'
service committee, spoice m tne place
of the chairman, Mrs. Osborne, who"
was somewhat indisposed. Mrs. Hood
went straight to the heart of her
1 1 LPL
way made a beautiful talk on ser service,
vice, service, which, as she expressed it, was
u giunuua iienuig- u- which mere
was no higher ideal." -
Those present were made doubly
happy by listening to the exquisite
Italian song, "Parla," sung by Ocala's
wonderfully swet singer, Miss Mar Marguerite
guerite Marguerite Porter, accompanied on the
piano by Mrs. Mclver. Miss, Porter
also have a Hungarian number from
Franz Liszt's Leiberstraum, which
was marvelous in its beauty.
The following resolutions were
passea y tne ciud:
Whereas, God in his infinite wisdom
has seen fit to remove Mrs. L. A. Dey
from this life to the great beyond;
Whereas, we know that God does all
things for the good of those who love r
Him; therefore be it
Resolved, That the Woman's Club
bows in submission to the will of God.
That the club extend its sympathy
to the son, daughter and brother who
are left to mourn the loss of their
loved one. That the club has lost a
member who was faithful in attend attendance,
ance, attendance, interested in the work and will willing
ing willing to do her part in all enterprises
undertaken by the club.
That a copy of these resolutions be
made a part of -the minutes of this
meeting, a copy mailed to the family
and a copy published in the local
papers. Mrs. Rex Todd,
Mrs. L. XM. Murray.
Mrs. G. C. Shepherd.
At the conclusion of the program
the social service committee served
sandwiches and tea, which were en enjoyed
joyed enjoyed by all present.
Mrs. F. E. Wetherbee, Reporter.
Sixty pounds of wool has arrived
and may be obtained at Miss Alice
Trams of the Atlantic Coast Line
A-Ii arrive and depart in Ocala at the
.-Mowing times:
No. 10, ieesburg to jacxsonville,
o Au a. m.
No. 151, Ocala to Wilcox, Monday,
Wednesday -and Friday, 6:10 a. m.
No. 35, Ocala to Lakeland -( Sunny Sunny-Jim),
Jim), Sunny-Jim), Tuesday, Thursday' and Satur Saturday,
day, Saturday, 6:40 a. m.
No. 141, Wilcox, Gainesville and
Palatka to Ocala, 11:15 a. m.
.No. 40, St. Petersburg to Jackson Jacksonville,
ville, Jacksonville, 12:54-1:14 p. m.
No. 48, Homosassa to Ocala, 1:05
P- m.
No. 49, Ocala to Homosassa, 2:25
p. m.
No. 32, Lakeland to Ocalu (Sunny (Sunny-:ira),
:ira), (Sunny-:ira), Tuesday, Thursdaj and Satur Saturday,
day, Saturday, 9:it p. in
No. 39, Jacksonville to St. Peters Petersburg,
burg, Petersburg, 2:36-2:4Q p. m.1
No. 140, Ocala to jfalatka, Gain Gain-iile
iile Gain-iile and Wilcox, 4:10 p. m.
No. 9y Jacksonville to Ieebnrg.
io p. nx. '
Soldier Kits in Khaki.' for Christ-'
' mas gifts. The Court Pharmacy, tf



am- ym

ftGIve Us Yonr Order for then
Following. Tchy'rcall
New Stock
Frankfurter Sausage,
Weinerwurst Sausage,
Salt Mackerel,
Pickled Tripe,
3A Pickled Beef,
Pickled Pigs Feet,
Boiled Ham,
Bologna Sausage,
k Minced Ham,
Salomi Sausage,
gJDill Pickles,
Sour Cucumbers,
5g Sweet Mixed,
Mustard Pickles,
3 'Sweet Relish, all in bulk.
jjjSage Cheese,
Imported Roquefort,,
N. Y. State Full Cream Cheese, ?i
Jt Young American Cheese,
V '. Ji ri s i
jyj imported dwiss in una.
A A A A A A A A A i
Ocala, Florida
Heavier Clothes
keed Attention!
' We
On' Hoffman Press
No Glossy. Finish;
i i I i ii ft nt-irn il' nil,
Just Phone 101
Evening Star
BATES Twenty-five words
or less one time 25 cents;
three times 50 cents;' six
times 75 cents. Oyer twenty-five
words, and under fif fifty,
ty, fifty, double above rate.' J
This rate is for consecutive
insertions. Special rate by
the month. Try them out.
The nicest line of Correspondence
Cards we have ever shown at the low
price of 29cts. per box. Gerig's Drug
Careful Estimates made on all Con-
..x t. i. i txx
tr&cb wui& vji v ca iuurc aim ijttucr i
. Work for the Money than any other
contractor in the city.



to t
It wasn't a circus or a Buffalo Bill
show that was coming over the hill
Into the village of Liverpool, to see
which fifty or sixty people had gath gathered.
ered. gathered. It was simply and solely the
Widow Skinner, for the widow had
bought the house and lot of Seth Trav Trav-ers
ers Trav-ers and was moving over from Rock Rock-ford.
ford. Rock-ford. None of the Liverpool folks had seen
Mrs. Skinner yet, but most of them had
heard of her. She had been described

as both an angel and a virago as tall
and as short as a peacemaker and as
a troublemaker.
And the crowd had gathered in front
of the Travers' house, and the widow
was at hand with her bag and baggage.
A mystery that had troubled the vil village
lage village for two weeks was about to be
Squire Lapham was the father of the
town. It was for him to welcome all
newcomers and shake hands with all
who moved away. He had, on his Sun Sunday
day Sunday suit on this occasion, and he was
on the ground early. It was for him to
boss, and for the others to obey. The
widow, drove two skeleton horses at attached
tached attached to a rickety old wagon, and
within the vehicle were her household
Hitched to the rear of the wagon was
a bony cow, and at her heels, grunting
their disgust, came three hogs as thin
as an old-fashioned hoop-skirt. The
boys were nine and twelve years of
age, respectively.
"Stand back 1 Everybody stand back V
shouted the squire, as the wagon came
to a halt. "Are you goin' to tell me that
you never saw a wldder woman be before!"
fore!" before!" "Why, she's as homely as a cabbage
head !" exclaimed one.
"And she's1 as tall as a man I" gasped
number two.
"Look at them crowbalts of hosses
ejaculated a third.
"Madam," said the squire, as he
stepped forward and raised his Greely
hat, "it Is my happy privilege to bid
you welcome to our charming village.
The Widow Skinner looked that
crowd over for a minute and then got
down and said:
"I want no blarney from you or any
of the rest of 'em I Go on with you I"
"But my good woman
But she went through the crowd,
scowling right and left, until all went
away, except Elder Blxby, who stood
leaning against the fence with a smile
on his face. v V
He was about to receive a kick, when
the widow withheld her foot, and said:
"Take off your coat and help me get
'the stove and bureau' out of the
wagon." .
"Yes,, ma'am. v ':
Elder Blxby was a widower fifty-four
years old. He helped; to unload the
wagon and carry the. things p in, and
when he put on his coat the woman
thanked, him,', and. added;
"I kinder suspect you are a, wid
"An'dTm a widder. I)rop in now. and
then. I shan't bite you."
The wtdbwsetf ledger house ta three
days, 'and then' she and her sons began,
to stand the town ef Liverpool on its;
head. The boys broke window glassv
got up- dog fights, stoned cats and
fought every boy that could pot out outrun
run outrun them. The cow and the horses and
the hogs were turned loose in the
streets to get their living as best they
could,' and they preferred the vegetable
gardens and lawns to the roadsides.
Squire Lapham had never been
snubbed by mortal man or woman be
fore, and his surprise was so great that
he hardly spoke to anyone outside his
family for two, weeks. Then, he sud suddenly
denly suddenly roused up and asked Stephen
"Steve, tne law won't stana it no,
by thunder, it won't That widder and
her boys have got to behave themselves
or they'll have trouble on their hands I
Meanwhile, the widow kept fairly
busy. She gave a tin peddler a black
eye because he told her that she didn't
know a good 1 thing when jshe saw ,it ;
she crippled a hog which was Interfer
ing with the .peace of mind of one of
her own ; she kicked a book canvasser.
and she tore down a line fence for
fuel. ':
It was too much for the town of Liv Liverpool'
erpool' Liverpool' There- were mutterings and
threats, arid committee called on Par
son Turner.
That evening he sent for Elder Blx
by tocome to the parsonage, and when
the good man arrived he was asked :
T am .told that during your married
life you bossed your house I with
"strong band?;
"Putty strong,, parson purty strong.
Most wives need m. strong hand.
"It looks so. tonne. TEe Widow Skin
ner and her boys need a strong' band.
; Touve; got ilk t 1 am- satisfled-thatr If
; she had aihusband and the 'boys a f a a-;
; a-; ther there would-be a: great difference
In their conducti Zou may not love the
I widow now, but you may grow to."
Is there a Widow Skinner now? Jfo.
Are there two bad boys of her name?
No. ..... t
Zopyrlffht, 1917. by the McClure Newspa
per Syndicate.)
Not. a Bit Noisy.
Apartment Agent Are these your
Prospective Tenant Yes; but they
are not a bit noisy. Their music les
sons take up all their time. Judge.
' ' : :
The Worst Yet to Come.
Madge Poor Helen I Has the worst
been told?
Grace I think not. We are waiting
for your version.


Book Shop Has Something for Every Everybody,
body, Everybody, from Tiny Tots to
Grandpa and Grandma
There has been more or less talk
this season about a scarcity of ar articles
ticles articles for Christmas and holiday gifts
at the places where such goods are
usually to be found. There is no foun foundation,
dation, foundation, however, for any such fears
if the big stock now on display at
The Book Shop in this city is and
The Star representative, in his
rounds a day or two ago found a dis display
play display that was really a surprise after
all the rumors of a probable short shortage
age shortage of the items that go so far to toward
ward toward making the Christmas holidays
a joyous occasion.
In the book department, which is
by far more complete than has ever
been carried by any establishment in
Ocala, there abounds the finest kinds
of books by all the best authors, and
bound in the very latest cover design
in parchment, ooze leather and
"leather-kraft." Here may be found
not only all the late fiction, including
many war stones, but many hand
somely bound reprints of popular au
thors and poets. For instance, there
is a seven-volume set of Riley's
poems selling at 60 cents a volume.
The line of 60-cent books is really
surprising considering the high prices
that obtain in nearly all other
branches of trade; and these are all
handsomely and substantially bound.
Many of the books are printed in
what is known as the "thin paper"
editions, which are only half as bulky
as the ordinary prints.
In the book department are loads
of books especially for the children,
and the prices range all the way
rom 30 cents to $2.50 each. In these
may be found "Mother Goose," "Lit
tle Colonel" and the famous Louise
M. Alcott books for children.
The stationery department is com
plete in every way and abounds with
all the late vogues in correspondence
cards, correspondence papers, with a
full line of accessories. .You can make
your, selection in box' stationery at
prices from 30 cents to $6, and there
are special stationery packages put
up in khaki-colored cases for the. sol
diers. '
In the display of sterling silver are
quantities of flat ware In various de designs
signs designs of engravings, berry, jelly,
sugar and orange spoons, cold meat
and sardine forks, and dozens of odd
pieces that all make the most accep
table Christmas gifts. Then, too, there
are scores of articles in plated ware.
The elegant lines of cut glass and
chinaware.. thai The Book Shop is
showing- this season does not indicate
any falling off in these, goods either.
In. the former there are many articles
such as, water sets, grapejuice sets,
punch sets) ice tea sets-, berry sets;
vases, bowls and many smaller pieces
any one of .which would be appreciat appreciated
ed appreciated by the most fastidious.
In leather goods' suitable for holi
day presents 'may; be found ? card
cases, bill cases, vanity boxes, pocket-
books, shopping lists, golf scores,
"daylogues," kodak albums.
books, postcard s albums,
books," etc.
In the bric-abrac cases are some of
the most beautiful designs of Indian
pottery imaginable; also pretty jar-
diniers, casseroles and other oddities.
il 1 1 j i i


r jeweiry- aeparunem is com-; reliability of labor Increased 50 per
plete with articles the average person centl. Enormous quantity of grain re re-might
might re-might want for Christmas presents, 'Quired for- production of alcoholic

such as brooches, lavaheres, gold and
Silver thimbles, hat Pins. SCarf Bins,

wrist watches, cuff and4 collar buttons, waste In this .manner. National pro pro-bracelets,
bracelets, pro-bracelets, watches, necklaces and .hlbition during war Is of vital Impor-

The Book Shop has its usual holi
day annex this season in, the Munroe
& Chambliss Bank building two doors
north of its main store, also occupied
by the Style Hat Shop. Here is the
real "Santa Claus Headquarters" and
it is here tftat the parents will be go going
ing going to make their selections' of dolls,
toys, etc. There are electric trains,
armored trains with mounted guns,
war games, war books, war toys. I
mechanical toys, automobiles, trucks'
and Christmas cards of every descrip
tion. Erector sets for the boys make
the best of gifts, and the prices
range from $1 to $7.50.
Well, just call at The Book Shop if
you're in doubt as to what you want
for Christmas. YouH be able to set settle'
tle' settle' the question there. 3td2tw
Rallies at the -following places "to
urge the people of Marion county to
take a Christmas membership in the
American Red Cross and help our
men in the trenches and 'camps will

be held:
The following is a list of the place,
date, speaker and time at which these
rallies will be held:
W. Duval, 4 p. m.
Dunnellon, Monday, Dec. 17th, Mr.
W. T. Gary, 7 p.m.
Blitchton, Wednesday, Dec 19th,
Mr. W. T. Gary, ,7 p. m.
Eastlake, Wednesday, Dec. 19th,
Mr. W. T. Gary, 2:30 p. m.
Summerfield, Wednesday, Dec. 19,
Mr. W. T. ;Gary, 7 p.m.
Come in and look at that new lot of
Correspondence Cards. Fifty and 75c
values for 29cts. the box. Gerig's
Drug Store.
Do you read the want ads?


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No. 12. 1917

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Pr?TWy United States Tubes and Accessories Have All the Sterling
?S mSfVX w03YxV Worth and Wear That Mate Unite J Stales Tires Supreme

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(Bx th National., Woman.' -, Chris
tian Temperance Union.)
In a telegram to President Wilson.
:the mayor of Sarannali, 43a,; thus teati teati-Ifled
Ifled teati-Ifled -ti the value of prohibition as an
economlc:me&sure :
Prohibition In Savannah -has pro produced
duced produced astonishing economic benefits.
Following are ..the' percentages o re re-'docttoa
'docttoa re-'docttoa of arrests lor crimes. Assault
'wth intent : to ; anrder.-.Oi.; burghur,
!7 drunk ,ao4 -disorderly, 72; larcenjr,
BQ I lareenT after trnst 7R murder.
;e3 2-3: lunacv. M: number of cori-
1 1 vlcts reduced, CO per cent. Approad-
ImateLv 3 JXK less calls for Datrol wazon
iond .10.000 less articlea Dledeed with
Ipawahrokers than In previous rears
:0f open saloons. Farmers and other
; employers of labor agree efficiency and
i drlnHa is urgently needed for food. It
i will h erlmm ta allnw contlnned
i For Which Will You VeUT
: Have you a boy to sparer The sa sa-jloon
jloon sa-jloon must 1 have boys or, It must shut
up Its shop. It Is a great factory, and
lunless It can have 2,000,000 trom each
generation for raw material, some of
these f actorles must close up, the oper operatives
atives operatives be thrown out upon the cold
Svorld, and the public revenue dwindle I
One family out of every five must con contribute
tribute contribute a boy In order to keep up the
supply! Will you help? Which of
your boys shall It be?
Even a man who does not favor pro prohibition
hibition prohibition will admit that the liquor In Industry
dustry Industry goes against the grain. Phila Philadelphia
delphia Philadelphia North American.
Thermos lunch kits or bottles.
Nothing better for a Christmas gift.
The Court Pharmacy. tf
Fresh milk, Hewett Dairy, at the
Delicatessen Shop, 15c quart. 12-tf

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the terrific pressure on the railroads of the country.
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Chinese Coolies' Greed Wipes Out
Half of Village.
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I keep in close touch with market
conditions of food products. I am correctly
informed as to (he cash and food value of practically every
article of table and baking use. My knowledge and close
Acquaintance with, baking materials and their quality and
money worth passed on to you in my articles, should aid in
the selection of proper foods at proper prices.
You have often heard the expression
that "water seeks its own level." This same,
thought might well be applied to merchandise.
Inferior merchandise may find a
ready demand when first put on the market
but its inferiority is soon found out ana its sale usually takes
a slump. Hence I have come to theconclusion that the
biggest seller is the best buy.
When some certain brand is, given
a wide preference over all similar merchandise
it means but one thing merit has proved it best, j
So it follows that if housewives would
purchase only merchandise that meets the
greatest demand their buying would be far more satisfactory.
I have noticed invariably that the
demand for a product always verifies the value
of a product determined by scientific tests which proves my
contention conclusively.
Take baking powder. The biggest selling
brand on the market today proved to me by thV'most critical
experiments that it is entitled to the preference it has gained.
There are more pounds of Calumet sold than
any other brand of baking powder. Usage has proved its
superiority my tests pointed to the same fact. The woman who
buys Calumet eliminates all possible waste. She profits by the ex experience
perience experience of millions of women who after testing many different brands
" of baking powder find Calumet best It is safe to buy because over over-'
' over-' whelming choice shows the supreme satisfaction it renders the vast
majority of housewives.
I have made investigations and trips through
many plants that manufacture -food articles, and I have--yet
to find a finer and better equipped, more op .to date,' sanitary plant
than that of the Calumet Baking Powder Co. Anyone who will visit
this plant wjll readily understand why they should and how they do
manufacture baking powder that; fills all the requirements.




NOTE. 'Miss Costello is already well known Jp most of the ladies
of our city. She is of tlie Domestic Science Branch of the University
of Chicago, a graduate of Lewis Institute,' Supervisor of Domestic
Science in Public Softools,' Special Lecturer on Domestic Arta and
Economy, Special Lecturer to, the Women's. Clubs.
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Find Unexploded Shell Which They
Believe Is "Little Sun" and Try
to Split It in Four Pieces.
Greediness wiped out half the popu
lation of a small village In China, ae
cording to Capt. Fritz Uttmark, who
was formerly principal of the Seamen's
Church Institute In New York city.
There were only 30 people in the vil vil-age,
age, vil-age, a retired spot on the Hwang riv river,
er, river, and of the 30, 15 were Instantly
The Chinese government had been
making experiments with some new
shells. A mile from the village a com company
pany company of soldiers had been doing target
practice with the shells, and had then
been sent to garrison a fort some dis distance
tance distance away.. During the target prac practice
tice practice the soldiers would not let the vil villagers
lagers villagers get nearer than half a mile of
the guns, and the people, all Ignorant
coolies, had no idea what the shooting
Some months after the target prac practice
tice practice had ceased and the villagers had
forgotten about it, two coolies, digging
in a field, came upon a bright, round
object. It was very heavy, and point pointed
ed pointed at one end. Neither knew what the
object was. As a matter of fact it was
an eight-inch shell that had not ex exploded.
ploded. exploded. "It is mine," said the man who had
dug the shell up.
"No, it Is mine! I saw it first 1"
cried the second coolie. "You would
not have known it was there If I had
not seen it."
"And you would not have seen it if
I had not dug it up."
For half an hour the two men ar argued,
gued, argued, each advancing his claim in high high-pitehed,
pitehed, high-pitehed, squealing tones. At last they
agreed to let an aged Chinaman, who
was said to be very wise, settle the
question for. them.
"You must divide it equally," was
the verdict of the old man.
Then came the question as to how
they should divide it. They tried to
break it with a rock, but the shell
could not be crushed that way.
"Let the blacksmith divide it," sug suggested
gested suggested the old man.
To the blacksmith they went.
"I do not work for nothing," de declared
clared declared tha smith. "I will divide it into
three parts ;s one for the man who
found it, one for the man who saw it
first and one for me."
That arrangement had almost been
decided upon when the old man who
had piven the decision In the cae
objected. If the blacksmith was to
have a third, then he himself ought to
have a piece for.settling the dispute.
"Divide It into four parts," urged the
old man. "One for the finder, one
for the man who saw it first, one for
the blacksmith and one part for, me."
To that they all agreed.
By this time the entire village had
become gredtly excited, the relatives
,of all four men crowding into the little
blacksmith see that justice was
done. The blacksmith laid the shell
on his anvil, and round him gatherejd
all the people of the village. He swung
his, heavy hammer Jn the air and
brought it down on the shell.
. Bang! V
The explosion killed all but .two of
the coolies who .were in the blacksmith
shop and injured half xi dozen who
were standing at the door and the two
windows. ;
For a long time the Chinese govern government
ment government could not find out the cause of
the accident. The natives were con convinced
vinced convinced that a miniature sun had fall fallen
en fallen from the .clouds and, offended, hy
the rough handling It had received,
had become angry, and annihilated the
guilty ones with their relatives and
friends. The mystery was not ex explained
plained explained until a small part of the shell
casting was found. Youth's Companion.





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Tulula Lodge No. 22, I. O. O. F.,
mees every Tuesday evening in the
Odd Fellows' hall on the third floor of
the Star office building at 8- o'clock
promptly. A warm welcome always
extended to visiting brothers.
Oscar Andrews, N. G.
W. L. Colbert, Secretary.

OCALA LODGE NO. 286, B. P. O. E.

Ocala Lodge No. 286, Benevolent
and Protective Order of Elks, meets
the second and fourth Tuesday even evenings
ings evenings in each, month. Visiting breth
ren always welcome. Club house oppo opposite
site opposite postoffice, east side.
C. W. Hunter, E. R.
E. J. Crook. Secretary.

Fort King Camp No. 14 meets at
the K. of P. hall at 7:30 p. m. every
second and fourth Friday. Visiting
sovereigns are ailways welcome.
T. D. Lancaster, C. C.
Chas. K. Sage, Clerk

Miriam Rebekah Lodge No. 15
meets the first and third Monday eve evenings
nings evenings in each month in the Odd Fel Fellows'
lows' Fellows' hall at' 7:30 o'clock.
. Emma C. Burnett, N. G.
Irma Brigance; Secretary.


Marion-Dunn Lodge No. 19, F. &
A. M., meets on the1 first and third
Thursday evenings of each month at
8 o'clock, until further notice.
Jiike Brown, Secretary.
H. M. Weathers, W. M.

1 have known them ever since I was
a boy, and there has always been some something
thing something queer about the whole family,"
said the landlord of the Petunia tav tavern.
ern. tavern. "One of her uncles thought he
couldn't cross a room unlesshe walked
a crack In the floor or come up the
road without following a wagon track.
Another uncle had a notion that it de devolved
volved devolved upon him. to sit In the open
doprway, rain or shine,' and wait for
the coming of the ( Angel Gabriel. Her
grandfather on her paw's side was a
prominent Greenbacker. And now, al although
though although she is acknowledged to be the
prettiest girl in the village, she openly
declares that she don't believe that she
was predestined to be a motion-picture
actress I" Kansas City Star.

The caller was inclined to be af affected,
fected, affected, and so Informed little Ituth
that everything in her home was
"coleur de rose."
"What did he mean, mother?" Ruth
asked after he had gone.
"He meant color of the rose," ex explained
plained explained mother, "but he said It in
"Oh, .mother," exclaimed Ruth, "I
always thought he was from Missouri."

Playing for Bigger Stakes.
"Why didn't you accept the Brown's
offer to take us In their car to the par party?"
ty?" party?" "I thought Td wait. They have just
an ordinary auto, and the Watsons
have a limousine. They might offer to
pi ok us up."


Ocala Lodge No. 19. Conventions
held every Monday night at 7:30
at the Castle Hall, over the James
Carlisle drugstore. A cordial welcome
to visiting brothers.
G. A. Nash, C. C.
Chas. K. Sage. K. of R. S.


Regular convocations of the Ocala
Chapter No. 13, R. A. on the
fourth Friday in every month at 8 p.
m. B. C. Webb, H. P.
Jake Brown, Secretary.

Ocala Chapter, No. 29, O. E. S.,
meets at Yonge's hall the second and
fourth Thursday evenings of each
month at 7:30 o'clock.
Mrs. Susan Cook, W. M.
Mrs. Rosalie Condon, Secretary.


Trains of the Atlantic Coast Line
will arrive and depart in Ocala at the
following times:
No. 10, Leesbarg to Jacksonville.
5:40 a. m.
No. 151, Ocala to Wilcox, Monday.
Wednesday and Friday, 6:10 a. m.
No. 35, Ocala to Lakeland (Sunny (Sunny-Jim),
Jim), (Sunny-Jim), Tuesday, Thursday and Satur Saturday,
day, Saturday, 6:40 a. m.

No. .141, Wilcox, Gainesville and;

Palatka to Ocala, 11:15 a. m.
So. 40, St. Petersburg to Jackson Jacksonville,
ville, Jacksonville, 12:54-1:14 p. m.
No. 48, Homosassa to Ocala, 1 :05
p. m. i
No. 49, Ocala to Homosassa, 2:25
p. m.
No. 32, Lakeland to Ocalu (Sunny (Sunny-Tim),
Tim), (Sunny-Tim), Tuesday, Thursda and Satur Satur-iav.
iav. Satur-iav. 9:M p. m
No. 39, Jacksonville to St. Peters Petersburg,
burg, Petersburg, 2:36-2:40 p. m.
No. 140, Ocala to f alatka, Gaines Gainesville
ville Gainesville and Wilcox, 4:10 p. m.
No. 9, Jacksonville to Ieesburg,
9.05 p. m.
Call and inspect our new line of
Madame Grace Corsets. The Style
Hat Shop. 13-tf


Suppose You Were
Going "Over the Top"
You know what that means, d'ont you? Getting out
of the trenches for a charge. The order comes after
hours and days of incessant artillery preparation.
Then it's up to the men in the front lines.
Suppose you were waiting to go over the top in ten
s minutes. What would you want more than anything?
What would be the one thing that would help after
the nerve strains of two days roar fron those big guns?
You'd want a good smoke, of course
"But on the other hand, 'you're not over there." You're
here because you have to be. And you have no
trouble laying your hand on a pipe or cigarette.
But they're scarce on the other sidecigarettes and
tobacco; the kind our men like.
. Blame scarce.
t So help send smokes to the Soldiers.
We make it easy for you; all you have to do is to
send a little money to us.
The Ocala Star Tobacco Fund
has been started, to supply our boys with their fa favorite
vorite favorite smoke. Will you help to make it a success?
This has been endorsed by the Government. Through
the efforts of this paper, arrangements have been
made with the American Tobacco Company to send
45c worth of tobacco for 25c

2 packages of Lucky Strike Cigarettes Retail at 20c
3 packages of Boll Durham Cigarettes... .Retail at 15c
3 books Bull Durham Cigarette Papers
1 tin of Tuxedo Tobacco .... .., ...Retail at 10c
4 books of Tuxedo Cigarette Papers
Total 45c
A return post card is' enclosed in each package, so
that each contributor will receive a personal acknowl-
edgment of his gift. You will treasure this message
from the trenches. Everybody wants to give a little
Will you help make it a success by doing your bit?
Contribute! Organize your Club, your church, your town,
your of lice, your factory and give the boys Just a little
comfort their favorite smoke. V
The Ocala Star Tobacco Fund




Rebekahs meet tonight.
K. of P. meet this evening.
Odd Fellows meet tomorrow night.
Mr. R. J. Rivers left this afternoon
for a four days business trip Xo Jack Jacksonville.
sonville. Jacksonville. Mr. BeardsleyT who has been quite
ill at his home in Relleview for some
time, was brought to the Marion
County Hospital Saturday.
The friends of Lieut. R. Lester
Harsh, who came home a few week
ago, to give a brief rest to a sore
foot, will be glad to learn that he is
now well. fa .-
- "-
A letter received from Mr. Charles
Simpson, -now at Fort Screven, an announces
nounces announces he will soon be sent to the
"big training camp for engineers at
Washington, so we judge that what
few pounds "Sim" lacked in weight
'was more than made up by his intelli intelligence
gence intelligence and energy.
Mr. Walter Marsh finds that the
meat business is his long suit, and 4ie
can't keep out of it. Beginning Jan
1st, he will be associated with Mr.
Harry Whittington, who is now suc successfully
cessfully successfully running a market on South
.Main street, i in the stand formerly
occupied by J. R. White. Messrs.
Whittington and Marsh are both
popular, young men and should make
a good team.
Mr. Thomas J. Perry of Pine, Sat Saturday
urday Saturday bought a"' Maxwell worm-gear
truck from Mr. Carroll, the distribu distribu-ator
ator distribu-ator for central Florida. The truck
was barely unloaded when Mr
Thomas came to the office looking
for such a proposition and bought it
in ten minutes.
The fame of the Maxwell truck is
spreading. The truck has never fail
ed in any test. The construction sys system
tem system is the best there is. The truck is
a full one-ton proposition, with half
way j decent roads guaranteed under
a 50 per cent overload or 3000 pounds,
costs less at first and afterwards
than any truck made of anything like
the capacity and durability. Best of
all, perhaps, they carry their load in
sand, with SOLID tires, thus saving
. three-fourths of the ordinary expense
for pneumatic casings and tubes.. It
is the powerful Maxwell motor and
. thex unbreakable, unstallable worm worm-gear
gear worm-gear in the, back end that does it.'
Mr. Carroll immediately placed an
. order for two solid carloads of Max Maxwell
well Maxwell trucks to come direct through
from Detroit to Ocala;
It is Part of the Work of the Red
, Cross to See that Their Cheer- j
fulness Does Not Fail
New York, Dec. 16- Every' report
.from the training camps in America
-and from the French front indicates
the American troops are excellent
.spirits, W. Frank Pearsons," director
general of civilian relief of the Am American
erican American Red Cross, said yesterday in
an address before the American!
Academy of Political Science, meet meet-.
. meet-. ing here. '; ''-
Whether the soldiers will maintain
this morale through trench life and
battle to the end will be determined,
he said largely by the home service
of the Red Cross. "Men may be the
best soldiers in the world," he declar declared,
ed, declared, "but if things are hot well witit
'their families at home, they worry
and lose efficiency, and the morale,
that all-important factor, y begins to
fall." A
"The greater opportunity of the Red
, Cross home service, Mr. Pearsons
said, is the conservation of human re-
sources the maintenance of good
' standards of health, education, indus industry
try industry and family solidarity among the
large minority of soldiers' families
which is not able to, J provide these
standards for itself. x
L. S. Rowe, assistant secretary of
the treasury, discussing the military
and naval insurance act, said it
t should not be considered as providing
for a gratuity award by the' govern government
ment government to its officers and enlisted men.
It incorporates a principle of the
"workmen's compensation Jaw of many
states, provides insurance on easy
terms at a time when commercial life
insurance rates would be prohibitive
for fighting men, "and by its allot allotments
ments allotments to dependents of men in ser service
vice service maintains the home while the
wage earners are doing their bit for
the government.
See our line of MANICURE SETS
before buying your Christmas pres presents.
ents. presents. We nan save you money. The
r Court Pharmacy. tf
Thermos lunch kits or bottles.
Nothing better for a Christmas gift.
The Court Pharmacy. tf
Come in and look at that new lot of
Correspondence Cards. Fifty and 75c
values for 29cts. the .box. Gerig's
N Drug Store.
Do the want ads?
Chesapeake Bay Oysters received
daily at the Delicatessen Shop, Ocaia
House block. 17-tf

He Is Practical, Demonstrating His Af
fection jn Deeds Rather
Than In Words.
Invariably the radiantly happy mai mai-rled
rled mai-rled woman of fifty has adopted the
man's point of view regarding her life.
The average man Is a better lover
than the average woman, because he
loves practically, showing affection in
acts rather than In words. From the
beginning his home is his inventive to
effort. Sometimes, after marriage, as
demands increase, he becomes so en engrossed
grossed engrossed in his purpose that he forgets
to talk of love.
Then It is that the wife, who has
small understanding of love in action,
pines because she is sure he has grown
cold. No, he Is at fever heat, lest he
fail in providing physical proof of his
affection. .
. The woman who finds happiness in
married life, has a sufficiently mascu masculine
line masculine outlook to understand him. She,
instead of brooding over imaginary
slights! in return proves her devotion
by work. Her domestic duties are dig dignified
nified dignified by love, consequently she can
fix her. thoughts upon something di diverting
verting diverting while she mends socks, forget forgetting
ting forgetting the commonplace.
She can hear the song of the bird
or think of the story she read last eve evening
ning evening while she does the work of the
absent cook. "To her It is a joy to

Kpla'n attractive meals that will add to
the efficiency of her loved ones. She
has a profession home making.
Pittsburgh Dispatch. V
Peasants, Next to Orientals, Are Re Regarded
garded Regarded as the Hungriest People
on Face of Globe. m
Next to the proletariat of India and
China, the Russian peasant feels the
pinch of poverty and s hunger more
keenly and more frequently than any
other citizen on earth, the National
Geographic magazine asserts. ;
- One of the earliest famines-in Rus Russia
sia Russia of which there is" any definite rec rec-ord.was
ord.was rec-ord.was that of 1C0O, which continued
for three years; with a death toll of
500,000 peasants. Cats, dogs and rats
were eaten ; the strong overcame the
weak and in the shambles of the pub public
lic public -markets human flesh was sold.
Multitudes of the dead, were found
with their mouths stuffed with straw.
Three Russian famines of compara comparatively
tively comparatively recent date were among the
most severe in the history of the coun country,
try, country, They occurred In 1891, 190(5 and
1911... During the ten years following
the. first of these periods of dearth the
government, allotted nearly. $125,000, $125,000,-000
000 $125,000,-000 for relief work, but the sums were
hot judiciously expended.
The famine of 1911 extended over
one-third of the area of the empire in
Europe 'and affected more or less
30;000,000 people, while 8,000,000; were
reduced to starvation. ; Weeds, the
bark of trees and bitter bread made
from acorns constituted the chief diet
for the destitute.xhls was the most
widespread and most severe famine
which has befallen a European nation
in modern times.
, First Woman Doctors.
, The first woman admitted to the
Ecole Medecine, the famous Paris med medical
ical medical college, who also the first to be become
come become a member of the New York Acad Academy
emy Academy of Medicine, was Dr. Mary Put Putnam
nam Putnam Jacob!, who was born in London
seventy-five years ago. She was the
daughter of George P. Putnam, the
New York publisher, and studied in
several American schools before tak taking
ing taking her degree in Paris in 1871 Two
years later she became the bride of
Dr. Abraham Jacobi, a native of Ger Ger-matfyT"
matfyT" Ger-matfyT" who fled that country when
charged .with 44high treason" f o par participation
ticipation participation in a German revolutionary
movement, and, settling in New York,
became one of the most distinguished
of American physicians. ; Dr. Mary
Putnam Jacobi was prominent in the
profession as professor and hospital
physician until her death in 1906. The
first woman physician in America was
Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell, a native of
England, who received her degree of
M. D. in 1839 and later returned to
England to practice her profession.
Spud Is Important.
, "The humble potato is destined t
play an important part in the present
world, war. W are warned that as
much depends upon breadas bullets,
but, owing to the scarcity of bread and
an, overabundance of potatoes, it
wquld seem that more attention must
be given to the storing and preserving
of this crop.
"Scientists used to say that there
was but little food value in) the po potato.!
tato.! potato.! But recently they have learn learned
ed learned with others that a little learn learning
ing learning is a dangerous thing. Now we
are told that there is almost a bal balanced
anced balanced ration to, be found in a boun bountiful
tiful bountiful meal of potatoes. At any rate
It has been amply proved that there
Is no single vegetable that brightens
so many homes, or feeds so many peo people
ple people as the potato. Exchange.
; :.7 No. -You Don't!
The late John G. Johnson, the fa famous
mous famous Philadelphia lawyer, was once
engaged In a case where a certain can cantankerous
tankerous cantankerous old woman bore witness for
the opposition. v
Her teestimony concluded, the old
woman proposed to leave the witness
box, but Mr. Johnson "said :
"Hold on, madam, I've one or two
questions to ask you."
The old woman, however, did not
halt In her departure.
"Ng, ye don,'t," she said. "None o
yer questions for me. You ain't 00
our side,"

"Did anybody call me while I was
out?" asked Mr. Gadspur.
"Yes, sir," answered the office boy.
"A lady did."
"A lady, eh?"
"Yes, sir. But I think It was Mrs.
"What did she say?"
. "She said, 'Is that Green Hill four-four-seven-three
7 Then I said, 'Yes 'Yes-sum.
sum. 'Yes-sum. Then she said, 'Summon' Mr.
Gadspur to the 'phone at once."
"Ahem. Yes, that was Mrs. Gadspur."

A Slap at Her Complexion.
"Is it true that Mrs. Dubwaite and
Mrs. Twobble are no longer on speak speaking
ing speaking terms?"
"Yes. I fear the breach will never
be healed."
"What did they fall out about T
"They met on the street one day.
Mrs. Dubwaite said to Mrs. Twobble:
My dear, how do I look? Mrs. Twob Twobble
ble Twobble kissed her effusively and said : 'My
dear, you are a work of art 1'"
A Faux Pas.
"Fve lost confidence in that fortune
"Why so?"
"She said I was going to Inherit
"Maybe you will some day."
"But after I had paid her fee, she
forgot that she had already told me
my name was Jones, and called me
Mr. Green.'
WRONG diagnosis:
"My dear friend, can you loan me
two hundred dollars? I have just
recovered from an operation for ap appendicitis."
pendicitis." appendicitis." N j
, "Appendicitis I Your doctor doesn't
know his business. He should have
operated, for gall stones." ,
The pretty girl !s willing- quite,
"Proposals: to extort;
Yet she wants no man very long. -1
Nor win she have him short.
Much Worse.
"Once let a man with a thimbleful
of brains get the Idea that he has
an analytical mind, and he Is the great greatest
est greatest bore on earth." :'..
"I know a greater bore than that.
"Name him." -"The
fellow without even a thimble thimbleful
ful thimbleful of brains who thinks he has an
analytical mind." s
Had a Grievance.
"Where are your 'manners, sirt"
asked the crusty business man of a
stranger who unceremoniously rushed
into his private office.
"I left them out in the main office,"
answered the irate caller, "where I
was insulted by two or three of your
Impudent clerks."
"It is claimed that the vermiform
appendix, is a worthless organ."
"Oh, I don't knowi It's worth about
two million a year to the medical pro profession.
fession. profession. No Great Danger.
"Oh, kissing- does upset me,"
Declared coquettish Sue.
Quoth he: "You'd better let me.
We're not In a canoe."
Brief Interval.
"1 met Jagsby just now. He told me
he was 'off for life.'"
"He means, the life of a hou3efiy."
"And how long Is that?"
"A few weks."
Keep Trying.
A man cannot always tell when he
reaches the door of opportunity."
"That may be true, but the fellow
who tries every door he comes to will
open one sooner or later."
Expert Demoralized.
Howse Jones is falling off in hla
Wlse Yes. When he Is at home he
bis to play croguet with Ms aunt.

.7 rrTj

Lei Us NoLf orfld ir



No indeed we don't want you to give one penny less to any little Polish or
or Belgium or French Orphan Kiddies but we do want to call yourattention
to the hundreds of Homeless, helpless and Orphan urchines right here at your,
door, almost on your own door step, our own and your own little Florida
youngesters, in dire distress an(J need. We don't want you to step over one of
these little mites at your door step while you extend your hands in aid to
other children in need faraway. t
"Oh!,"you say,"why there are no children in Florida really in need are
there?" Listen, right this minute there are actually hundreds of little ones in
dire distress in our State. We know because over 900 of these poor little un unfortunates
fortunates unfortunates have already received our care and attention so far this year, and
an average of three new little mites are reported each day. If we had space
we could tell you of children who have actually starved to death; yes, right
here in your State.
Our Receiving Home is packed full of homeless boys, girls and babies, in fact
we have had to turn our open air school room4nto a sleeping room to accom accommodate
modate accommodate all the little unfortunates, and each one of these kiddies js just aching,
craving, praying for a good Home for Christmas. Every other orphanage and
children's home is packed full too, and all these kiddiSs just must be fed, cloth clothed
ed clothed and cared for, war or no war.
Now good Friends, listen! There are three big things the good people of
Florida can do for the many little ones under our care right now.
First Provide every child a good home before Christmas. 1
Second Send us a cash contribution to enable us to continue our great
state wide, undenominational work, which provides for practically a thousand
new kiddies in need every year.


Get up a package,., box or barrel of fruit, nuts, canned goods, vegetables
preserves, jellies, maets, live chickens, or anything else to eat or wear.
?- If you want a Baby for Christmas or a fine Boy write our superintendend,
if you have any money to send send it to our treasure, if you have other articles
direct them to our matron; Mrs. M;E:Cole; Children's' Recejving Home, '-"Riverside
Avenue, Jacksonville, Fla. A '

' J Christmas is almost

us in some way to keep up our glorious work and make your own Christmas
happiee too. Pleading in Behalf of the little Homeless Kids right at your door.
'- 'ml

, State Headquarters 427-428 St. James Building, JACKSONVILLE, FLA.

Judge W. H. Baker, President


RATES: Six line maximum, 'one
time 25c; three times 50c; six times
75c; one month $3. Payable in advance.
"My Optician"
I especially offer my services to the
people of Central Florida, and invite
personal visits or mail orders.
202-204 Hogan St., Park Hotel Bldg.,
WANTED Velvet bean pickers. Will
furnish free transportation to and
from farm each day, and pay 25
cents per barrel. Collier Brothers,
opposite city halL Phone 296. 2t
FOR SALE One 1917 MaxweU car.
In perfect condition Price $450. The
Auto Sales Company. Phone 348. 6t
LOST Brown broadcloth belt bet bet-tween
tween bet-tween Style Hat Shop and the Arms
House. Return to Rena Smith at the
Style Hat Shop and receive reward.
Phone 239. 15-6t
ITRE WOOD For sale. Stove wood
lengths. Phone 185X, for prompt de delivery.
livery. delivery. J. C. Johnson. 10-lm
FOR SALE Nice lot 70 x 112 in sec second
ond second ward also nice residence lot at
$200. W. W. Condon. 21-tf
WANTED Old False Teeth-. Dont
matter if broken. I pay $2 to $15 per
set. Send by parcej post and receive
check by return mail. L. MAZER,



and lomdess IMfe! :

here now! PJease don,t forget

Florida's Greatest Charity

R. V. Covington, Treasurer
2007 S. Fifth Avenue, Philadelphia,
Pa. 10-18t
FOR RENT The residence known
asthe Rawls home on Nonth Sanchez
street. All modern improvements.
Apply to C. Rheinauer. 11-26-tf
FORD BARGAIN A 1914 model
Ford touring car; no top; i in good
mechanical condition. JFor sale at the
Maxwell Agency, Ocala, Fla. 3-tf
WANTED Some one who has a
horse and tools to plough 25 or 30
acres near Oakhurst. State price per
acre. Address A. F. Adams, 815 E.
Adams streets 12-6t
WANTED Young lady or young
man for position as cashier. Apply at
Harrington Hall hoteL 12-6t
WANTED Hogs and cattle. Highest
market prices paid, f. o. b. loading
point. Let us quote you prices before
you sell. McCranie & Ragland, Har Harrington
rington Harrington Hall hotel, Ocala, mon-thur
Kicked Himself to Freedom.
Prisoners of war have had many
thrilling adventures In their attempts
to escape across the German frontier,
but It would be hard to find a more re remarkable
markable remarkable story than the following, told
In a Dutch paper : Four British es escaped
caped escaped prisoners of war, one French Frenchman
man Frenchman and seven Russians arrived at
Oldenzaal, besides two German desert deserters.
ers. deserters. An amusing Incident took place
In the case of one of the Russians.
He was seized by the German sentry
when In the act of crossing the fron frontier,
tier, frontier, and In the course of Jthe ensuing
struggle threw himself on the ground.
He fell half way on Dutch and half
way on German territory- The Dutch
sentry cane to his rescue and tried to
pull him across by the shoulders. The
German pulled at the other endi When
the Russian found that the Dutchman
was helping him he started kicking
with all his might, with the happy re result
sult result that he was safely pulled onto
Dutch territory.


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our Kiddies will you? help

Marcus C. Fagg, Supt. jOj


English Warrior Bravely Describes
Numerous Encounters With the t
Ferocious African Beasts.
Once I was talking with one of those
gentleman rankers of the old England,
who by this time is probably some somewhere
where somewhere in France, for he was always
looking for trouble where It was thick thickest,
est, thickest, writes a New York JSun war cor correspondent.
respondent. correspondent. He' had been away for
about three years In the Jungles of Af Africa
rica Africa at that time and-was giving a
little account of himself.
Among his frank admissions was the
story of holding off a band of Ashan Ashan-tees
tees Ashan-tees for six days single-handed, while
he kept busy with two rifles and a
revolver. Also he had got'away with a
few tons of illicit ivory In the African
jungles and had slain six more bull
elephants than the law allows. Inci Incidentally
dentally Incidentally he had shot a lion which was
charging him and had a hand-to-hand
clinch with a gorilla.
He had done things llkeihat before
this hanxm scarum offscouring. There
was nothing at which he ever stopped,
being mostly composed of iron nerve
and steel muscles. He had a soft, ca-
resslng way when he talked, and when
he dropped back Into civilization he
continued to wear the wrist watch
with Its grimy leather band which he
had taken with him through so many
adventures in the equatorial wilds.
"Bally effeminate," he observed,
"this tlckbug, eh? Maybe wrong, old
man, but deucedly convenient to squint
down at and time the two-horned rhino
that happens tobe charging a chap,
eh. what?"
- Correspondence Cards, 600 boxes at
29cts. per box while they last. Gerig's
Drug Store.
, A full assortment of the famous
PAKRO Seedtape. Just the thing for
the small fall garden. 'Ocala Seed
Store. tf


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