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: Fair tonight;
cooler in the interior; Saturday part partly
ly partly cloudy, probably showers in north northwest
west northwest portion.
VOL. 25, iNO. 83


After Several Days of Inactivity, the
Germans Have Resumed
their Offensive
(Associated Press)
London, April 5. The British have
been pressed back a short distance on
the front east of Amiens and on the
positions east of Villers-Brettoneux,
the war office announces. The Ger Germans
mans Germans hurled large bodies of troops
""I against the British between the Luce
and Somme rivers, but for the most
part the enemy was thrown back
with losses.
London, April 5. The Germans
concentrated troops this morning near
Albert, the war office announces.
British-artillery took them under fire.
There was active artillery fighting
during the night.
After several days of comparative
inactivity along the battlefront in
Picardy, bitter fighting has been re resumed
sumed resumed along the western sector of the
salient in the lines of the Entente Al Allies.
lies. Allies. Attacks by the Germans against
the British and French are admitted
to have yielded some gains to the in invaders
vaders invaders in the critical sectors just to
the east of the city of Amiens.
Nothing is known as to the details
of the battles in these sectors, but
the fact that the Germans have been
in a degree successful would seem to
indicate that they have 'succeeded in
bringing up some of their heavier
cannon and new devisions with which
to continue ; their attempts to capture
Paris, April 5. -The Germans con continued
tinued continued t their attacks last night, the
war office reports. Despite a reck reckless
less reckless expenditure of the forces the
Teutons were unable to reach their
objective, which ;was the railway from
Amiens to Clermont, the French
maintaining the line in its entirety.
The French conquered the greater
part of the Epinette wood, north of
' Orvillers-Sorel, captured "the Staighan
farm, southeast of -Grivesnes and
threw back the Germans from, the
Arriers-Cour wood
London, April 5 The Germans this
morning attacked the British on a
wide front from Dernancourt, a few
miles south of Albert, to Moyenne-
ville, north of the Somme, but were
repulsed with heavy losses, except at

. Dernancourt, where the Teutons made

a slight gain, according to a report
in the Evening Standard.
With the American Army, France,
April 4. American forces now are
DceuDvine a sector of the Meuse
heights south of Verdun.
This announcement was released for
publication tonight simultaneously
, with a statement that the enemy raid
ed one of the American listening
.posts in this sector after heavy bom
The raid was made against one of
" the few points in this region where it
is feasible, because of the terrain, to
' conduct operations without heavy

"SV,. loss to the attacking forces

s ine enemy .nrsi vigorously uum
, barded the American Jfirst line and
communication trenches zigzagging
up the hillside, and then sent over a
, raiding party, which swarmed about
the listening post.
Further progress of the enemy was
halted by a strong fire from the An

erican first and second lines, and as
. a consequence the enemy can hardly
claim success.
New York, April 5. The Cunard
liner Valeria, a vessel of 5800 tons,
has been sunk in the Irish Sea, ac according
cording according to work received here by in insurance
surance insurance interests, v
Washington, April 5. Norway's
shiDDinsr losses through Germany's

ruthless submarine warfare and other
war operations in March were ly
ships of 35,000 tons and the lives of
.44 seamen, according to cablegrams
to the Norwegian legation here
Twenty more men are 'missing.

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Auto Owners and Drivers Requested
to Keep Their Cars Out of the
Way of Tomorrow Evening's
In order to eliminate the automo automobile
bile automobile nuisance on the occasion of our
patriotic pageant on the night of Sat Saturday,
urday, Saturday, April 6th, the automobile pub public
lic public is requested to vacate Main street,
from Fort King avenue to Oklawaha
avenue, and Broadway street from
Magnolia street to the A. C. L. rail railroad,
road, railroad, beginning at 7 o'clock. The
streets within these limits will be
roped off at 7:15 and remain so until
the conclusion of the program.
J. E. Chace, Mayor.
Runaways from the Industrial School
Dead Set Against Returning
The industrial school girls in the
county jail were the recipients last
evening of a number of nice lunches
provided by their friends and handed
to them by their kind-hearted custo custodian.
dian. custodian. Mrs.- DeCamp took the lunches
to the jail in her car.
The girls made a good deal of fuss
last night, singing and talking loud loudly,
ly, loudly, and disturbed people near the
jail, who complained to the sheriff
this morning. Mr. Galloway told the
girls they must keep quiet or he
would cut Off communication with
their friends.
. A Star reporter accompanied the
sheriff on his visit to the jail this
morning. The girls have evidently
gotten over their antipathy to Mr.
Galloway. They seemed very glad to
see him and paid, attention to him
when he told them they must keep
quiet and keep their quarters neat.
He talked to them very kindly and
they promised to obey his wishes. To
the reporter, the girls expressed their
thanks for the kindness of their
friends. Ty are certainly a grate-
f ul lot and appreciative of what is
done for them. They united in say
ing that they would rather stay in
jail than go back to the school as
long as the present superintendent is
Thru the kindness of Mr. George
Easterling, the reporter was able to
supply the girls with a bottle of coca-
cola apiece. Their friends made up
another batch of lunches and sent
them to the girls about 1 o'clock to today.
day. today. As long as they remain in the jail,
the people should send them enough
food for at least one substantial
lunch a day. They should also be kept
well supplied with reading matter
it, will do -more to relieve the tedium
of theirNuinfinement than anything
else. : '; ..
Gov. Catts was to have been here
today to investigate the matter. He
had not arrived when the Star went
to press but may come in on the
Citra, April 3. Lieut. D. L. White
returned Saturday from a business
trip to Jacksonville.
Mrs. Eugene Cox, who has been
the guest of her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Ed. L. Wartmann,. returned Sat Saturday
urday Saturday to her home in Atlanta.
Mr. Allison Wartmann came up
from Leesburg to spend Sunday with
his family.
, Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Ausley enter7
tamed the young people of the Bap
tist Sunday school last Friday night.
Those attending were Misses Crosby,
Middleton, Sherouse and Vose and
Messrs. Lamb, Crosby, Hewitt, Mel
ton and Simmons.
Mr. Millage, who has been inspect
ing the groves here for citrus canker
for the past couple of months, was
sent to Leesbtfrg last week. Mr. Mill-
age will be very much missed among
the "young people.
Miss Fanny Kells and Miss Snyder
are visiting at St. Petersburg this
J. W. Melton is a business visitor
to Jacksonville this week.
We will close at 8 o'clock p. m. oi
Saturday, 6th inst. We sell War Sav Savings
ings Savings and Thrift Stalnps. Gerig's
Drug Store. 5-2t
Buy war savings stamps to nelp
win the war, and have us fill your
prescriptions for accurate service.
The Court Pharmacy. tf
Ask anybody about our repair
work. William & Fox Auto Service
Station. 18-tf
Dr. H. W. Henry's office telephone
is number 456; residence telephone is
number 32M, Harrington Hall hoteL


Preparations Being Made to Start the
Big Drive on Time
(Associated Press)
Washington, April 5. Final pre preparations
parations preparations for the opening tomorrow
of the third Liberty Loan campaign
are being rushed today. The directors
of the drive announced 1 that four
thousand of the bonds have already
been turned Out. It i estimated at
the bureau of printing and engraving
that 100,000 will be ready tomorrow.
The Interstate Commerce Commis Commission
sion Commission today ordered an investigation
of the physical valuation of forty forty-five
five forty-five telegraph and cable companies,
the property and financial condition,
similar with the proceedings in con connection
nection connection with the railroads.
-A general investigation of railroad
freight rates on petroleum and petro petroleum
leum petroleum products was ordered today by
the Interstate Commerce Commission.
There is wide differences in the
amounts and percentages of recent
rate increases sought by the roads.
A meeting of representatives of th
cotton industry and price fixing com committee
mittee committee of the war industries .board
was called today for Wednesday.
Members of Troops 1 and 2 are re requested
quested requested to meet at the armory this
evening, April 5th, at 7 p. m.
Scouts are requested to be in uni uniform
form uniform as colors will be presented at
this meeting. The flag which is the
gift of Mr. H. A. Da vies is a beauti beautiful
ful beautiful i one and will be carried in the
Liberty Loan pageant Saturday.
Mr. C. Y. Miller asks all loyal Am
erican citizens of German birth or
descent to meet him on the Ocala
House piazza tomorrow evening at 7
o'clock sharp, in order to take part
in the patriotic pageant.
Owing to the fluctuations of the
electric current this afternoon, we are
obliged to leave out a good many
items that we Tvould otherwise have
printed in today's issue.
Wacahoota, April 3. We had an
other good rain yesterday and last
night which makes early vegetables
and young crops grow rapidly. The
farmers have to hustle to keep tht
grass down.
Messrs. Neal Mathews and Clarence
Smith returned from New Smyrna
Mr. and Mrs. R. P. Smith, Mr. L. M.
Smith, Mr. J. W. Bradley and daugh daughter,
ter, daughter, Lucile motored over to Doctor's
Inlet Friday to visit Mr. L. D. Smith
and get acquainted with the twins.
They returned Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Curry and
daughter, Miss Thelma and Mr. and
Mrs. Lute Howell were shopping in
Ocala Saturday.
Messrs. Cedrick and Clarence
Smith and Miss Rosalie Smith were
visitors to the University City Satur Saturday
day Saturday afternoon. They were accom accompanied
panied accompanied home by Mrs: M. R. Beck, who
had been on a visit to friends in Pa Pa-latka
latka Pa-latka and went over to Gainesville
, Miss Johnnie Malphus of Santa Fe,
arrived Saturday and is the house
guest of Miss Leola Smith".
Mr. and Mrs. R. P. Smith and Mr.
Napcleon and Miss Leola Smith were
guests to supper of Miss Eloise Ram
sey of Wacahoota station Thursday
Owing to the inclemency of the
weather, Rev. Moncrief of Micanopy,
did not get here the fourth Sunday
afternoon, so preached here last Sun
day afternoon instead. He was ac
companied by his wife, Mrs. Mon
crief, Mrs. Porter and Mr. J. E,
Thrasher Jr.
Sheriff Ramsey and son, Gilbert
and daughter, Eva of Gainesville at attended
tended attended services here Sunday after-
Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Bradshaw of
Archer spent Sunday with Mrs. J. O
Tyson and attended services in the
Mrs. V. P. Smith and two of her
winter boarders, Mrs." Mitchell and
Mrs. Catlin of Michigan, returned
Sunday from an outing at St. Peters
burg and Tampa.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Mixon, Mrs.
Ernest Lyles and daughter, Susie
Mae, and Mr. Ira Beck of Gainesville,
motored down from that city in Mr.
Beck's new car Sunday afternoon
and called on Mrs. Elvin Bruton.


Four Hundred of Them Needed for
Aerial Service on. the
Western Front
(Associated Press)
Washington, April 5. A call for
400 photographers, registered in the
draft, to mobilize at Madison' Bar
racks, Sackett's Harbor, N. Y., April
15th, was sent out to fifteen states to-
day by the office of the provost mar marshal
shal marshal general. They will be put in the
air service.
Believed that Incendiaries Caused
Loss of from Three to Five
Million Dollars
(Associated Press)
Kansas City, April-5. Officials of
the underwriters' association today
placed the loss growing out of the
fire which swept three city blocks of
buildings in the wholesale district
last night at three to five millions.
Reports that the fire was of incen incendiary
diary incendiary origin are being investigated.
Rochjester, April 5. Fire, supposed
to be of incendiary origin, today de destroyed
stroyed destroyed five buildings of the Osborno
canning plant near here, involving a
loss of $300,000.
(Associated Press)
Houston, Tex., April 5. Privates
John B." Mann and Walter Matthews,
negroes, .were executed at Camp Lo Logan
gan Logan this morning for the murder of
Private Ralph Foley, of Co. G, 130th
All members of the Masonic order
in the city are requested to meet at
the hall tomorrow at 7 p. m., to take
part in the patriotic pageant.
All Woodmen are urged to be at
the W. O. W. hall at 7 p. m. Satur Saturday
day Saturday to take part in the patriotic par parade.
ade. parade. C. K. Sage, Clerk.
Anthony, April 2 Mrs. Knight and
little son of Brunswick, Ga., are vis
iting her mother, Mrs. Baskin.
The Baptist Young People's Union
meets every Saturday night. Every
one is cordially invited to attend the
A Red Cross meeting was held in
the "town hall Thursday afternoon.
Miss Fannie Pasteur, who attends
school in Orlando, came home Thurs Thursday
day Thursday afternoon to spend Easter with
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George
Don't forget there will be preach
ing in the Baptist church next second
Sunday by Rev. N. B. Plummer. Ev.
eryone is cordially invited to attend.
Mrs. Morrison and Miss Beulah
Morrison were callers in Ocala Mon
day last.
Those attending the W. O. W. meet
ing at Sparr were Mr. Earl Boyd, Mr.
Guy Turner, Mr. Swain and others.
Some of the girls are looking for
their soldier boys to come home.
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Turner, Mis&
Mabel Turner and Mr. Guy Turner
motored to Ocala Saturday afternoon.
Mrs. M. R. Gill went to Lawtey
Saturday to visit her daughter, Mrs.
Mrs. E. C. Beuchler Miss Lillian
Baskin and Miss Beulah Morrison
motored to Ocala Monday afternoon.
Miss Lilly Mitchell came home Sun Sunday
day Sunday from Tampa, after spending a
month there.
Mr. Bell was a caller in Ocala Sat Saturday
urday Saturday afternoon.
. Mr. Clarence Priest and son were
callers in Ocala Saturday.
Miss Mary Dodd went to Leesburg
Friday to do nursing.
Mr. John Boone came from Jack
sonville Sunday to spend a few days
here with friends and relatives.
Mrs. Lamb, Mr. Will Lamb and
daughter motored to Center Hill to
visit Mrs. Lamb's son for a week or
ten days.
Mrs. Baskin went to Dunnellon to
visit Mr. Baskin for two weeks.
Mr. Lamb and son went to Jackson
ville Sunday to spend a few days.
Mr. and Mrs. George Shealy are
visiting relatives here. i

Fine Result of the Committee's Ef Effort
fort Effort to Raise Funds for the.
Marion County Fair
It has been a real pleasure to the
committee consisting of Messrs. R. S.
Hall, Nathan Mayo and C. W. Hunter
to note the fact that the Marion
County Fair is an institution near to
the hearts of Ocala people and one
which they are not willing to let die.
This fact has been clearly demon demonstrated
strated demonstrated by the way in which the busi business
ness business people of Ocala have responded
to the fair drive the past two days.
Some time ago we mentioned in the
papers that the rural towns and the
country were loyally responding to
this fair move and now it is most
gratifying to see Ocala co-operating
with so much enthusiasm.
Not only is all this very gratifying
to the new fair workers, but there are
those who have borne the burdens of
the fair in other years, who will be
rejoiced to know that it is to live and
we trust thrive as never before.
It has been said that when a county
fair lives ten years it either dies at
that stage or takes on a new and
more vigorous life. Our fair has
passed, the crisis. It lives, and because
it has withstood many hardships, is
qualified for a more vigorous life and
greater success for the future.
The following list of names repre represents
sents represents the work of the committee
above mentioned, in Ocala Wednes Wednesday
day Wednesday and Thursday. The work is not
yet completed in Ocala, but the list
will be added to from day to day as
the committee continues its work.
R. S. Hall. $200; Mclver & Mac Mac-Kay,
Kay, Mac-Kay, $200; Munroe &. Chambliss
Bank, $133.33; Ocala National Bank,
$133.33; Commercial Bank, $133.33;
Z. C. Chambliss Co., $100; E. A. Os Osborne,
borne, Osborne, $100; Rheinauer & Co., $100;
H. A. Waterman, $100; Nathan Mayo,
$100; Ocala House, $100; Marcus
"Frank, $100; McDowell Crate and
Lumber Co., $100; Geo. Giles & Co.,
$100; Raiford Simmons, $100; Ocala
Mfg. Co., $100; John L. Edwards, $50;
J. M. Meffert, $50; A. Tweedy, $50; A.
T. Thomas, $50; Rodman Lumber Co.,
$50; Ocala Gas Co., $50; D. C. Stiles,
$50; D. W. Davis Ins. Agcy., $50; E,
T. Helvenston, $50; H. B. Masters
Co., $50; H. M. Hampton, $50; Dr. J.
E. Chace, $50; Ocala Steam Laundry,
$50; Metropolitan Bank, $50; R. R.
Carroll, $50; Nichols & Cobb, $50; O.
K. Teapot Grocery, $50; Hocker &
Martin, $50; Marion Furniture Co.,
$50 S. A. Moses & Bro., $50; Ocala
Iron Works, $50; Tydings & Co., $50;
Clarkson Hardware Co., $50; J. R.
Martin, $50; Welch-Todd Lumber Cd.,
$50; Blowers Lime Co., $50; Smith
Grocery Co., $35; The Book Shop,
$25; R. F. Rogers, $25; J. G. Parrish,
$25; Dr. E. G. Peek, $25; H. W. Tuck
er, $25; Standard Oil Co.? $25; F. G.
B. Weihe, $25; Ocala Coca-Cola Bot
tling Works, $25; Bitting &Co., $25;
Dr. C. B. Ayer, $25; Dr. E. G. Lind
ner, $25; Dr. A. L. Izlar, $25; Theus
Bros., $25; Carn-Thomas Co., $25;
A. E. Gerig, $25; A. G. Gates, $25; J.
H. Spencer, $25;. P. H. Nugent, $25;
W. D. Cam, $25; G. A. Nash, $25;
Marion Hardware Co., $25; B. Gold
man, $25; J. Malaver, $2,5; Taylor
Printing Co., $25; F. P. Gadson, $25;
R. E. Yonge, $25; W. F. McAteer, $25;
E. C. Jordan & Co., $25; J. Chas.
Smith, $25; Dr.xJ. Harry Walters,
$25; Waters Grocery Co., $25; Auto
Sales Co., $25; Carters Bakery, $15;
L. N. Green, $10; Wm. A. Jeffcoat,
$10; A. A. Vanderbrock, $10; T. D.
Drake, $10; L. Toffaletti, $10; Chas.
Peyser, $10; C. C. Bennett, $10; L. W.
Duval, $10; H. W. Borland, -$10; D.
W. Goodwin, $10; Dr. J. W. Hood
$10; Dr. E. Van Hood, $10; H. A. Da Da-vies,
vies, Da-vies, $10; Ollie Mordis, $10; W. W.
Clyatt, $10; W. W. Stripling, $10; B.
F. Condon, $10; J. C. Johnson, $10,
Anderson & Anderson, $10; Blalock
Bros., $10; C. C- Balcom, $10; Chris Christian
tian Christian Ax, $10. Total, $4270.00.
Committees are still at work at
Dunnellon, Citra, Sparr, Anthony,
Irvine, Burbank, Fort McCoy, Blitch-
ton, Belleview, Summerfield, Weirs-
dale, Ocklawaha and Candler and
among the farmers around Ocala. As
soon as reports are all in from these
districts a complete list will be pub
There is a great deal of interest be
ing manifested among the country
people and present indications are
that they will carry their part of the
burden nobly.
One Maxwell touring car, 1917
model, one Maxwell roadster, 1917
model, at bargain prices. Terms if de desired.
sired. desired. The Maxwell Agency. 29-6t
Victor records for April at THE
If you can't spare your car in the
day, bring it to us at night. Williams
& Fox Auto Service Station. 18-tf



Socialist Lynched at Collinsville, HL
May Have Been Loyal to the
United States
(Associated Press)
Collinsville, 111., April 5. Kneeling
with his arms crossed, Robert P.
Prager, who was lynched by a, mob
last night for alleged disloyal utter utterances,
ances, utterances, prayed in German three min minutes
utes minutes before he was strung up, it was
learned today. Prager was a coal
miner who in an address to socialists
yesterday is said to have made a re
mark derogatory to President Wilson.
In a pocket of Prager's clothes wab
found a long "proclamation" statin sr
loyalty to the United States and un
ion labor.
Washington, April
5. Attorney Attorney-with
with Attorney-with him to
General Gregory took
the cabinet meeting today a report of
the lynching of Prager at Collinsville,
111., last night for discussion with the
president. The government is ex expected
pected expected to denounce vthe mob's action
and express the hope that there will
be no repetitions.
Orange Springs', April 4-We now
have the mail service on the train,
which is quite a convenience to the
people, epecially with the daily pap papers.
ers. papers. This gives us two mails a day
instead of one, as by the rural route.
Mr. C. Minderman of Jacksonville,
was a pleasant visitor here Saturday
night and Sunday. Everyone was
glad to see "Bud," as his friends call
him. This is his first visit here since
he moved to Jacksonville three years
Mr. F. II. Sears is getting his land
in readiness for broom corn. He
makes a good broom .and we hope he
can make a good suality of straw.
Mr. and Mrs. John Livingston were
visitors to Honeymoon Lodge at Blue
Springs Friday and Saturday.
Mr. J. B. Hall and family spent the
day there Sunday.
Mr. A. H. Still's father and sister
have returned to Montreal. Canada.
Miss Still had been here formore
than a year, having come with her
mother, who came to get the benefit
of the climate, but her health gradu gradually
ally gradually failed and in a few months she
died. Mr. Still is expecting to bb
soon called 'into the army. We will
then entirely lose this estimable fam family
ily family until the war is ended anyway.
Rev. H. L. Goodwin of Center Hill
was a visitor of Mr. and Mrs. J. C.
Rast two weeks ago. He came down
the river with Mr. Rast in his motor motor-boat
boat motor-boat from Leesburg. Owing to the in inclemency
clemency inclemency of the -weather he did not
give us a sermon, as we hoped ha
would. But he said he enjoyed the
trip and visit here.
Gardens and crops are looking fine
and the showers have been at fre frequent
quent frequent intervals. If they continue
they will furnish the moisture needed.
Mr. Maurice Jordan, who was re reported
ported reported as very ill at the naval camp -in
Norfolk, Va., has recovered from
that illness but is now an inmate of
the hospital with mumps. We wish
for him a speedy recovery.
School closed here Saturday after a
successful term taught by Miss Pau Pauline
line Pauline Smith of Kenwood. She return returned
ed returned to her home Saturday afternoon
to return Wednesday for a ten days
visit with Mrs. Joe Rast. She will be
greatly missed by the young people
We would like to know why the con contractor
tractor contractor has not finished the hard road
from here to Palatka, The Putnam
county commissioners should attend
to 'Jris at once. f
We are anxious to get a Red Cross
society here. Several belong to the
Ocala branch but we prefer one of our
own and are in hopes that they will
come to help us get started in the
work. There are not very many, but
they will be faithful, earnest and
capable workers.
Our community was shocked Friday
night when it learned of the sudden
death of Rev. George Riles that eve evening
ning evening at 8:30 at his home here. He
had not been so well for the past year
but was feeling much improved the
week before and was talking and
laughing with his wife just before he
fell from his chair, dead. He had
made his home here about one year,,
coming here from Hawthorne. He
was a minister of the Baptist church
for many years, of which church he
became a member in his younger
days. He leaves to mourn his death a
wife and three sons, beside a host of
friends and relatives. Interment was
made in the Hawthorne cemetery, in
the family burial ground, Monday.
We extend to the sorrowing ones our
deepest sympathy.
Mr. and Mrs. John McCarley were
Sunday visitors to the Springs.



erica are, the stronger their cause.
But it will be almost impossible for
them to be law-abiding unless their
government gives them lawful pro
PublUhed Every Day Except Snaday by
tection from spies and enemy agents.
It has not, so far, done its duty in
Send for
that respect.

R. II. Carroll, Prealdeat
P. V. Leaveatrood, Secretary-Treasure
J. II. Oeajamta, Editor

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Pro-Germanism is what makes Mil Milwaukee
waukee Milwaukee infamous.-
Some American poet should write
.a song beginning, "O, wher is my sol
dier boy-tonight?"
The Celtic, torpedoed a few days
ago by a submarine,-1s reported safe
in a British port.
Reading Chris Codrington's paper,
the DeLand News, makes us think of
the good old times of thirty, years
ago. .
Frank Clark Jr., son of Congress
man Clark, and representative of
Alachua county in. the legislature,
has enlisted in the navy. ",
President Wilson is probably sorry
that he butted in to the Wisconsin
senatorial contest. It was rather bad
taste on his part and probably in
creased Lenroot's plurality.
" Newton D. Baker, secretary of war,
Tuesday toured the lagoons of Ven Venice
ice Venice and viewed the havoc there re resulting
sulting resulting from the raids and bombard
ments of the Austrians. Earlier in the
day he conferred with the Due d'Aosta
and had a long talk with General
Diaz, commander in chief of the Ital
ian army.
Notice was served upon ship build
ers and yard owners throughout the
country by Mr. Hurley that the build
ing of ships would have to be speeded
up. Hereafter ships, not excuses, will
be accepted. The output for March
was 1GG700 tons, while the program
called for 197,700 tons. Mr. Hurley
demanded that this be explained.
There is no question that the Amer American
ican American soldiers now in France could
whip the entire German army if that
organization" would fight in the open.
But the Boche will not fight that way.
Miami Herald.
As.we now have not more than 50, 50,-000
000 50,-000 men in France and the Germans
have ten times as many, we are glad
our boys will not have a chance to
carry out our contemporary's rather
bombastic threat.
The Star doesn't know exactly
what wjll be the outcome of the in industrial
dustrial industrial school trouble It does know,
however, that the people of Marion
county won't tolerate a condition of
affairs which makes it necessary for
their jail to be used a part of the
time as a home for a score or more of
girls, most of whom only need proper
management to grow up into good and
useful women. It's up to the gov governor
ernor governor to remedy this state of affairs.
The Star is informed that a man
living near Lowell recently expressed
pro-German sentiment, and was
roughly handled and driven away by
his neighbors. This should not have
been done. The man should have been
reported to the authorities. It's not
vmen who rashly blurt out their feel feelings
ings feelings that are a danger to the coun country.
try. country. It is. those who while plotting
are smart enough to make their
neighbors think they are loyal.
In a speech at Muskogee, Okla., ex ex-President
President ex-President Taft said: "Spies should
be courtmartialed, lined up and their
citizenship ended -by bullets; those
who express treasonable sentiments
should be tried and punished, but in
all cases law should be obeyed' and
mob violence such as practiced in
certain parts of the United States
should be everywhere condemned that
the United States may not sink to the
lawless savagery of the Germans."
Mr. Taft is right, as usual. The
more law-abiding the people of Am


We are pleased to report that the
donations to the tobacco fund have
been more liberal the last ten days
than for the ten days previous. The
last ten days' report shows $35.50
subscribed for sending the boys
smokes to Europe.
The largest single contributor tim
idly asks us not to publish his name.
If there are others who want to make
nice donations of this calibre let them
come forward, and if they want their
names withheld their wishes shall be
Since the 27th of March the follow
ing contributions have been handed
James Taylor, Ocala, Fla.. $ 1.00
Thomas Sexton, Ocala, Fla 1.00
A. A. Vandenbrock, Ocala, Fla. 1.00
Russell Dehon Ocala, Fla 50
Big Cash 25.00
Little Cash 1.00
Jas. A. Childs, Elkland, Pa.... .50
A. E. Gerig, Ocala, Fla....... 1.00
Cash 1.00
E. II. Martin, Ocala, Fla 1.00
W. J. Edwards, Ocala, Fla 1.00
F. B. Beckham, Ocala, Fla 1.00
Robt. T. Munroe, Ocala, Fla... 1.00
Send in your contributions to the
fund; Nothing gives a smoker more
pleasure and comfort than a "smoke"
when he wants it and wants it badly.
Just how badly they may want it may
be guessed when it is understood, that
it is almost impossible to secure Am American
erican American smoking tobacco near the bat battle
tle battle line at any price. So, get busy
and send in your quarters each quar quarter
ter quarter buys a package of smokes consist consisting
ing consisting of Bull Durham, Tuxedo and
Lucky Strike cigarettes.
Elsewhere, Superintendent Brinson
again mildly roasts us for our criti
cism of the public school system. If
you are interested in the matter, read
his article carefully, as we will try to
show some of its deficiencies tomor tomorrow.
row. tomorrow. Mr. Brinson puts up a good ar
gument from a teacher's standpoint,
and he is far more liberal and better
acquainted with the public view than
the average teacher. However, the
Star is not without mends among
the teachers.' One of the profession
in this city, a lady who has .started
many Ocala boys and girls on the
road of useful learning, has told us
that our article of last week was all
right, except in two or three things
And when we can write two columns
on a dozen different points, and meet
her approval on most of them, we
think we, are doing well. Another
competent teacher has agreed with us
almost entirely, and still a third more
than halfway. One business man, an
ex-teacher himself, and one who is
paying the way of children through
school, has not only agreed with us
but furnished us much information.
And a score or more of our readers
have gone out of their way to signify
their approval of our views. .We up uphold
hold uphold the, public school system, but we
have a right to criticise its faults; we
write for the public and not for a
class. There is no danger of our up upsetting
setting upsetting the school system, but at the
present rate it will in time become so
topheavy it will upset itself.
The Ocala Star says that it don't
believe that Bryan Mack should take
up his time in writing letters for
newspapers from Tallahassee, when
he is employed by the state, but that
he should give all his time to his job.
On that basis, then, what about the
man who is governor, or who is a
government employe, who spends
most of his time gallavanting about
a county or state running for office
on the peoples' time when he should
be at work -earning his salary?
Lakeland Star.
It's, the tSar's opinion that it is at
good thing for .the state that the
present governor spends so much
time running around. One thing must
be said for Gov. Catts, he has ap appointed
pointed appointed a most efficient secretary,
who attends to the state's business
much better than the governor can.
We are much inclined to favor Sid Sidney's
ney's Sidney's running around.
s Pack away your
BLANKETS with without
out without having them
cleaned We are
especially "prepar "prepared
ed "prepared to handle them.
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Editor Star: We have evidently
stirred up something. From your ran random
dom random firing at the outposts, the teach teachers,
ers, teachers, a general engagement has de developed
veloped developed in which the entire public
school system is put on the defensive
and is subjected to an assault from
all the discarded objections that have
been conjured up during all the years
since the public school system began
to be developed. If the objections
seem original it is because they have
been exploded and thrown into the
discard years ago and mostly forgot forgotten.
ten. forgotten. I admire your boldness in express expressing
ing expressing your rather extreme views on the
subject and I know that you personal personally
ly personally have a warm feeling for our schools
and for the individual teachers, and I
cherish your kind regards for my myself.
self. myself. You have been liberal with ybur
space and enterprising in writing of
the various events pertaining to our
schools locally for which you have our
sincere appreciation.
You are just mistaken in your
J views in regard to the scope of the
work and the real theory and purpose
of public education.
The questions raised have been dis discussed
cussed discussed by school people from the' time
of the beginning of the system. Then,
is hardly a meeting of teachers either
formal or informal that some feature
of these criticisms is not touched
upon. The teachers themselves vary
much in their educational theories
and any course of study of the meth methods
ods methods pursued is a compromise.
I very distinctly remember an in incident
cident incident that occurred when I was a boy
in a backwoods school in Marion
county and the board of public in instruction
struction instruction had made an adoption of
text books for the legal five-year per period,
iod, period, and in this had been so sacrile sacrilegious
gious sacrilegious as to discard the old Blue Back
Spelling Book in which I prided my myself
self myself in becoming a good speller. A
man appeared in the school wjth his
little boy and demanded to know of
the teacher why his' boy could not use
the old blue book. He told the teacher
"I lamed in this book and my boy can
larn in it," and he was honest in his
position. The only trouble was that
the world had gone off and left him.
The public school system is not per perfectnone
fectnone perfectnone claim it to pe and it will
not be until humanity is perfect, and
then we will not need it. With all the
imperfections it may have it is better
than it ever was before and it i3 the
purpose of all worthy school people to
constantly labor to bring it more
nearly to perfection and to adapt it
more and more to the needs of the
American people.
Let us get to the bedrock of the
theory of public education. It is not
primarily for the purpose of training
some man's boy or girl to read, spell,
write or make arithmetical calcula calculations.
tions. calculations. If this were the entire scope, of
public education it would, not be jus justified
tified justified in its existence. This would be
principally a personal and private
matter and would be more justly done
by private schools and paid for by the
parent or guardian as a private bene benefit.
fit. benefit. The real purpose of public educa education
tion education is the preservation, and dissemi dissemination
nation dissemination -of useful information and the
development and maintenance of gen general
eral general intelligence among the masses of
our people. Can there be any higher
purpose? With this should come a
quickened moral conscience and the
practice of moral rectitude.
I challenge you or any critic of our
school system to visit any of our
schools at any time and observe the


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the training that is given and then
make up your mind as to whether it
is wholesome or not. You will not find
it perfect, you will find some poor
teaching, you will find some lapses of
discipline, you will find possibly a few
pupils overcrowded with work, you
will find some pupils not being worked
to their capacity, but with it all you
will find it the best that we have had.
In regard to the curriculum of the
schools as I have heretofore stated it
is a growth of evolution in which
many elements have had to do. You
would prune it to the extent I feai
that the life of the system, like the
sap of a tree, would run out and the
system would die for lack of nourish nourishment.
ment. nourishment. From your expressed opinion of the
manner in which they are taught and
the necessity for them I take it that
you would eliminate Latin to start
with. You would find most intelligent
people would not allow this, but if
they did, most of our high schools
have an elective scientific course in
which sufficient units may be made to
permit graduation without the Latin.
Then you would trim out algebra,
geometry, French, botany, zoology,
literature, agriculture, physiology,
music and domestic science.
What would you have left? Mighty
little .but the" dry bones.
Yes, you could do this and, still fall
back on Webster's blue back spelling
book, McGuffey's set of readers,
Smith's old English grammar, Davies'
or Ray's arithmetic all -of them
good in their day and time, but the
world went off and left them. I have
one or two ef these as valuable keep keepsakes.
sakes. keepsakes. The people came to the con conclusion
clusion conclusion that there was something
more and better for a human being
than being simply a spelling, reading,
and "figgering" machine and the en enrichment
richment enrichment of the school course of study
came, in response to the demand of the
people to feed their children the
bread of knowledge.
At the recent meeting of our coun county
ty county educational association at Dunnel Dunnel-lon,
lon, Dunnel-lon, the leading subject for discus discussion
sion discussion was: 'Our present school curricu curriculum,
lum, curriculum, is it overcrowded, in what par particulars,
ticulars, particulars, suggested remedies, and
evil effects upon pupils, if there are
any." The subject was formally treat treated
ed treated by Mr. J. M. Feagle, principal of
the Dunnellon school, and generally
discussed by the association showing,
as usual, a great diversity of opinion.
In addition to the studies previous previously
ly previously taught the state law by special en enactment
actment enactment requires the teaching of an anatomy,
atomy, anatomy, physiology and hygiene, with
special reference to the effects of
stimulants and narcotics, -particularly
alcoholic liquors and tobacco. The
passage of this law was secured
largely through the efforts of the
Woman's Christian Temperance Un Union
ion Union and I am very firmly of the opin opinion
ion opinion that the calm intelligent study
and discussion of this subject in our
schools has had a mighty influence in
sobering and making more clean and
rational our people.
In response to a popular demand a
few years ago the legislature also
passed special acts requiring thc thc-teaching
teaching thc-teaching of agriculture and civil gov government
ernment government in the public schools' and
these demands did not come primarilj
from the teachers but from outside
influences. I do not know that the
teachers are so anxious for increased
work to be piled on them and for ad additional
ditional additional subjects to have to pass rigid
examinations upon, but they have had
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If Yon Have Any News for this De Department,
partment, Department, Call Two-One-Five
or Two-Seven
For thee my heart leaps up; stern
judgment's spring;
And lo, a mighty music shakes my
Before me flash great names that
crowd time's scroll
Proud deeds that sprang from men's
high visioning.
For liberty! life seems a tawdry thing
To grasp and hold, when duty
marks the goal;
What matter if death strike
naught can control
Unconquerable songs that freemen
My country! Ah, my country; let me
A ladder rung, by which thy feet
may climb
To heights of ideality sublime,
Above all nations; yea, the memory
Of sacrificial labors borne by thee
Burns like a beacon on the hills of
time. J. Corson Miller.
John Randolf Freer Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Preer are being
congratulated on the arrival of a lit little
tle little son at their home on April 4th. He
has been named for his father John
Randolf Preer Jr.
Raymond Veal Hood Jr.
Ocala friends will be interested to
hear of Raymond Veal Hood Jr., who
arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
R. V. Hood in Charlotte, N. C, on the
last day of March. The happy father
of this little arrival is from Archer,
and has frequently visited his aunt
and sister, Mrs. Thomas Sexton and
Mrs. W. A. Wilds in this city.
Notice to Chairmen of Liberty Loan
There will be a meeting of the
woman's Liberty Loan committee
Thursday afternoon-at 4 o'clock in the
old "Teapot Grocery store." All chair chairmen
men chairmen are earnestly begged to be pres present
ent present to get the final details for the
pageant to be given Saturday night.
Mrs. Caroline Moorhead,
3t Marion County Chairman.
Mrs. A. J. Turner came up from
Dunnellon today to visit her sister,
Mrs. Walter Hood.
Miss Lois Dame left today for a
ten day's visit to a school mate, Miss
Stella Browning in Palatka.
Mrs. Williams of Hurtsboro, Ala.,
arrived in Ocala Monday for an ex
tended visit to her daughter, Mrs. J.
R. Preer and family.
Mrs. G. T. Bailey and little daugh-
er, Bessie, motored to their home in
Groveland this morning after a two
days visit to Mrs. Harry Holcomb.
Mr. Clayton Dixon of Madison and
Jacksonville spent Wednesday and
part of Thursday in the city with his
sister, Mrs. S. R. Whaley and fam-
Rev. and Mrs. G. A. Ottmann are
expected home today from Palatka,
where they went on Wednesday via
the Oklawaha rivert the guests of Mr.
Ed Carmichael.
Miss Simmie Handelsman returned
to her home in Salisbury, N. C,
Thursday afternoon after a several
months visit to her brother-in-law and
sister, Mr. and Mrs. Max Israelson
on Fort King avenue.
Mrs. Norman Kirk, formerly of
Ocala, but more recently from Pasa
dena, Cal., is the euest of Mrs. E.
Noble Calhoun on South (Joraova
street. Mrs. Kirk is the wife of Lieut.
Norman Kirk, U. S. A., now in serv
ice. St. Augustine Record.
Lieut. Joseph Bell, U. S. A., retir
ed, arrived yesterday from Ocala for
a visit with his sister, Miss Jefferson
Bell, at the Johnson apartments.
Lieut. Bell has been in service in Co.
M, 124th U. S. Infantry since last
August, and was recently honorably
discharged on account of phyical dis
abilities. Miami Herald.
Dr.' and Mrs. J. W. Rowntree of
Waterloo, Iowa, are now pleasantly
located at 715 West Park avenue,
Waterloo. They expect to go to
housekeeping in May in a bungalow
that will be completed by then in
Prospect Hill, one of Waterloo's pret prettiest
tiest prettiest suburbs. Dr. and Mrs. L. H. van
kngelken expect to visit their son-in-law
and daugrhter some time in
Mr. and Mrs. W. McD. Green, -son
and daughter, Mr. Henry Green and
Miss Carro Lee Green of Henderson.
ville, N. C, who have been visiting
Mr. Green's sister, Mrs. T. E. Bridges
for some time, left today in their car
for visits in Palatka, St. Augustine
and Jacksonville. From there Miss
Green will return by rail to her horn
in 'Hendersonville, the others motor motoring
ing motoring home. They will leave Miss
Green in South Carolina, where she
will enjoy a month's visit to friends.
Mrs. Bridges accompanied them on
their state tour and will return from
Jacksonville the first of next week.
All little boys from the ages of 5
to 12 years are asked to be in the
Liberty Loan pageant Saturday night.
They are to be dressed in white sailor
suits to represent the navy. Please

phone your names to" Mrs. B. H. Sey Seymour,
mour, Seymour, and be on the lawn of the Bell
flats on Fort King avenue at 6:30
Saturday night, where the ladies in
charge will have banners for you
with the names of the U. S. battle battleships.
ships. battleships. Mr. J. D. McDonald to Do Y. M. C. A.
Many Ocala friends of Mr. Duncan
MacDonald who has been very anx anxious
ious anxious to enter the service since the U.
S. entered the war will be greatly in interested
terested interested to hear that he received or orders
ders orders yesterday to report for Y. M. C.
A. duties (for which he applied for
some time ago) on the first of May.
Mr. MacDonald will probably go to
Blueridge, N. C, for a three weeks'
training course and from there for
camp duties. Mr. MacDonald goes
with the best wishes of many friends
who believe he is specially well suited
for Y. M. C. A. work.
Mr. MacDonald will leave sometime
this month for Urbano, Ohio, to visit

Mr. MacDonald's grandmother until
her husband is located at some point
for a definite length of time.
For the Benefit of the Red Cross
"The Piper's Pay," so successfully
given at the Temple Theater last
Monday evening, will be repeated at
the Woman's Club house next Tues Tuesday
day Tuesday evening, April 9, for the benefit
of the Red Cross. There will be a
short musical program preceding the
play. This is to take the place of the
Liliputian Fete which cannot be
staged at the Woman's Club Admis Admission
sion Admission for all, 25 cents each, the entire
proceeds to go to the Red Cross as a
gift from the educational committet
of the Woman's Club.
m m
Woman's Club Notice
The regular business meeting of the
Woman's Club will be held Saturday
afternoon at three o'clock, preceeded
by the meeting of the executive board
at two-thirty o'clock. This will be
the day for the annual election of of officers
ficers officers and all club members are re requested
quested requested to be present.
Mrs. Geo. L. Taylor,
Recording Secretary.
Notice, O. E. S.
Those appointed to represent Ocala
Chapter No. 29, O. E. S., in the Lib Liberty
erty Liberty Loan parade April 6th-, will meet
at my home, 6:30 p. m. on the above
date. Alice Yonce, W. M.
At the Temple
II. B. Warner stars at the Temple
today in a beautiful snow picture,
'The Danger Trail," based on the
ense drama of the Canadiannorth-
west, written by James Oliver Cur-
wood. It is a gripping story of love
and hate amidst the deep snows.
II. B. Warner is the son of the fa
mous English actor so popular thirty
years ago. He is also a great ath-
ete. Among his stage successes are
'Under Cover" and "Alias Jimmy
Valentine." This is his first Selig pic picture
ture picture and his work- will be a rvelation
to movie fans. Violet Hemming, the
actress Who played Rebecca in Re
becca of Sunnybrook Farm, is the
leading lady and she has both talent
and beauty. W. Lawson Butt plays
the role of Jean Croisett, the half half-breed.
breed. half-breed. Temple Program for Next Week
Many treats are in store for movie
lovers at the Temple next week, foi
it is a whole week of stars. Every
week we have one or two of the' best
stars on the screen, but next week
we win nave six.
Monday, Wallace Reid, the idol of
stage-struck girls and the best fight
er on the screen, will star in "the "Man
of the Music Mountain," a Para
mount. There will also be a Fox
Tuesday, Dustin Farnum will star
in a six-reel leature, lhe spy.
There will also be a Fox special.
Wednesday, ueorge Ueban in a
five-reel Paramount, "Lost in Tran
sit." And a Pathe News.
ihursday, ueraldine arrar in a
six-reel Artcraft, "The Woman God
Friday, Harry B. Walthall, the hero
of The Birth of a Nation in a five-reel
Perfection, "Saints' Adventure.!!, And
a Pathe News.
Saturday, Franklyn Farnum, who
made such a hit here in "Anything
Once," will be seen in a Bluebird,
"Fifrhtinc: Gin." Billy Rhodes will
star in a comedy.
Mr. and Mrs. John J. Crescio, of
Cleveland, Ohio, were Ocala visitors
Thursday, leaving today for Palatk
via the Daylight Route (Ocklawaha
River Beat). Mr. Crescio is the trav
eling passenger agent for the A. C. L.
railway Co., and for the Cleveland &
Buffalo Boat Line.
Mrs. C. L. Wilson who has been vis
iting her daughter, Mrs. Ira Barnett
and family for some time returned
to her home in Bartow on Sunday in
response to a telegram stating the ill
ness of her husbapd.
Mrs. Wynn of Gainesville arrived
in Ocala today to spend the week end
with Miss Alice Walker at the home
of Mrs. George Taylor.
The following contributed to the
Book Drive Thursday: The Members
of the Senior Epworth League, Mrs
Fanny Anthony, Mrs. George K. Rob
inson and Mr. B. B. Baum.
SEVERAL Hundred fine Easter Lil
lies, at S1.25 per dozen. The Ocala
Green House. 4 4-6t.
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to adapt themselves to the demands
of the public in these matters.
I must confess, Mr. Editor, that
you have an ingenious scheme. You
would eliminate the studies taught in
the schools and thus eliminate the
teachers and also eliminate the mak making
ing making of books, and come to think of it,
this would practically eliminate the
schools. Ingenious, isn't it? These
things will come when you can cage
and confine human thought and hu human
man human intelligence as you would cage
and confine a monkey or a parrot.
lou say, "Our theory is that in
public schools there should be noth
ing taught except what is of use to
every one," and this i3 correct, but I
ear your application of the theory
would be wrong. If you mean that
only such things should be taught as
would be immediately available for
occupational purposes, your theory or
the application of it, is entirely
wrong. Can you select out from the
mass of human knowledge just that
which should be fed to each individual
child? I cannot, and no one can. This
makes it necessary for the best in-
brmed of our people to prepare and
constantly study and revise courses of
study which are of general applica
Some say they wrould have none but
practical education. They would feed
the common sense but allow the imag imagination
ination imagination and sensibilities of the human
to wither and perish. You would thus
secure a hard-headed, hard-hearted.
hard-faced brute instead of a sympa
thetic human being. The hog is the
most practical animal that I know. He
delves into his trough, fighting away
all others and devouring all he can,
without even a "grunt of appreciation
to the source from whence his feed
comes. He is very practical.
Now, in regard to salaries of teach
ers. They range in this county from
$40 to 225 per month and the terms
range in length from six to eight
months. To get the real salary per
month multiply the monthly salary by
the number of months taught and
divide it by twelve for the reason that
the remaining months will probably
be spent in attending school for fur
ther preparation and for advancing
the grade of her certificate. The
teacher usually spends during the
summer vacation what little may
have been saved from her salary
and this will be very little in im
proving herself as a teacher in order
to hold her own in the profession and
to meet the exacting demands upon
the teacher. Considering the require requirements
ments requirements put upon teachers by the law
and their profession and the public
their pay is entirely out of keeping
with the work and responsibility car
ried by them. Of course I am speak speaking
ing speaking of the faithful, competent and
conscientious teacher. Your compari
son of wages was not with the pro-
essions or skilled occupations but
with those requiring scarcely any
training or mental application or pe
culiar personal fitness.
" You mention the salary of the prin
cipal of the Ocala high school, the
highest by very far of any in the
county, and I venture the assertion
that he could not have selected a pro-
i ii ? i i .1
ession ana nave invested tne amount
of ability, labor of preparation, pro professional
fessional professional training, successful exper
ience, that would not have given far
better emoluments.
It is a mistake to think that teach
ers are generally in the business of
training teachers. Their work does not
usually bend in this direction at all.
They know that their pupils will fol
low all kinds of occupations in after
life, therefore, the training must be
general. Then if they looked upon it
from a selfish standpoint, they would
not want to increase the number of
teachers to come in competition with
them in positions.
Now, kind editor, there are many
other features that could be touched
upon. There are many books pertain
ing to teaching and many magazines
published in the interest of education
and many manuscripts and discus discussions
sions discussions on the subject, but we must not
inflict them upon you now.
You have been very long-suffering
and indulgent with us and if this is
too much for your system at one
time just break in into pieces and
take it in broken doses. If taken so
as to digest it there will be no injur
ious effects.
Anyway, I appreciate the courtesy
of your space in which to discuss this
very important matter and I regret
that the tense interest of our people
in the terrible world tragedy that is
being enacted at this very time will
probably prevent them from giving
the attention they otherwise would
have given to either side of this dis
I will say that should others like to
join in this discussion while the dis
cussion is good I would welcome them,
but there might be a limit to your
space if not to your kind indulgence.
Assuring you of my hearty esteem
for your hearty patience and your in interest
terest interest in the subject, though I may
not be able to quite agree with all of
your positions, I am.
Very respectfully yours,
y. H. Brinson.
We will close at 8 o clock p. m. on
Saturday, 6th inst. We sell War Sav
ings and Thrift Stamps. Gerig's
Drug Store. S-2t
In accordance with the mayor's re request
quest request to all merchants, THE BOOK
SHOP will close Saturday night from
eight o'clock until nine-thirty, and
will the nbe open until 10:30. 3t

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Mr. J. M. Thomas left this after afternoon
noon afternoon for Tampa to attend an import important
ant important bankers meeting.
Colonel Bob's sycamore trees on the
postoffice lot have put on dresses of
the most refreshing, tender-looking
Sea Island Cotton Seed, direct from
Edisto Island, just received at Ocala
Seed Store. 8-tf
Mr. Leo Wilson of Bartow, who at attends
tends attends the University of Florida, pass passed
ed passed through Ocala last night en route
to Tampa.
A heavy rain followed a sharp hail
storm yesterday afternoon and the
temperature is down to .63 this aft-
Many friends of Rev. Ira Barnett
will be pleased to learn that he is
getting along very nicely- since the
operation on his nose last Monday.
We will close at 8 o'clock p. m. on
Saturday, 6th inst. We sell War Sav Savings
ings Savings and Thrift Stamps. Gerig's
Drug Store. 5-2t
Buy war savings stamps to help
win the war, and have us fill your
prescriptions for accurate service
The Court Pharmacy tf
Mr Marshall Bouvier is home from
Jacksonville and will report for avia aviation
tion aviation duties on the 15th, but in the
meantime he is asked to try and gain
five pounds.
. W. K. Lane, M. D., Physician and
Surgeon, specialist Eye, Ear, Nose and
Throat. Law Library Building, Ocala,
Florida. tf
York, April 3. Easter Sunday was
a beautiful, warm, sunshiney day.
Mrs. Robert Douglas and children
of Weirsdale visited her mother here
last week.
"Mr. Thomas Russell and Miss Lal-
lie Gillis and mother were shopping in
Ocala Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. W. V. Weathers ana
Thomas Russell went to Ocala Sun
day to see the selected men off.
Mrs. W. V. Weathers was shopping
in Ocala Monday.
Mr. Frank Turner and Mr. Frank
Hall spent the week end at home in
Ocala, returning here Monday.
Misses' Cecil and Annie Hadsock
attended the Sunday school Easter
egg hunt Saturday afternoon at Cot Cotton
ton Cotton Plant.
Mr. James Russell left Sunday aft afternoon
ernoon afternoon for Camp Jackson. Jim will
be greatly missed here. But we all
wish for him success in Uncle Sam's
service. ;
Mrs. W. S. Manwhick has been vis visiting
iting visiting her sons in Winter Garden and
Winter Haven. She returned home
last week.
Messrs. Robert Douglas and Frank
Russell of Weirsdale, spent Sunday
here with Mr. Thomas Russell. ; ;
The writer has heard so many re remarks
marks remarks on the navy uniform, about
the way they v are made, etc. Tfhe flat
cap is. far from being a nuisance. The
same applies to any cap. Get one
that fits the head and you will never
meet with such as accident as they
describe. Also there is a stay in the
back of the flat cap that makes it im impossible
possible impossible to knock it off. On the rieck rieck-erchief
erchief rieck-erchief they are wrong again. True
enough, it was worn as a badge oi
mourning for Lord Nelson. But if
our friend "Aaitch Elen" will observe
closely, which it is seen he has failed
to do during his ten years of sea life
service, he will find four corded lines
on the border which represents the
four greatest naval battles. The
three stripes on the collar were not
handed to them by Johnny Bull; they
represent our three wars. Why the
V-neck jumper and collar? Because
the boys have to keep their clothes in
bags and the V-neck jumper and col collar
lar collar makes a very nice roll without
wrinkling. The pocket is not used
to carry a couple of towels and a
shift of clothing in. It is for small ar articles,
ticles, articles, such as matches, cigarettes,
and it seems to accommodate a hand handkerchief
kerchief handkerchief verynicely. The buttons on
the trousers represent the thirteen
original stars and stripes. White uni uniforms
forms uniforms are ,the cleverest of them all,
and whoever introduced' them de deserves
serves deserves high praise. .."

.To Work for the Third Liberty Loan,
Beginning April 6th, 1918
Fairfield: M. L. Payne, chairman,
J. L. Davis,M. D., and L. K. Edwards.
Ocala and Marion County at Large:
TT. Munroe, chairman, D. E. Mcl Mcl-ver
ver Mcl-ver and John L. Edwards.
Mcintosh: E. L. Price, chairman,
S. H. Gaitskill and J. K. Christian.
Reddick: S. L. Fridy, chairman, E.
D. Rou and 0. H. Billings.
- Citra: J. C. DuPree, chairman, W.
J. Crosby and J. R. Williams.
Anthony: A. R. Griffin, chairman,
Geo. D. Pasteur and Harry Meadows.
Summerfield: Nathan Mayo, chair chairman,
man, chairman, II. J. Wall and J. W. Davis.
Belleview: C. A. Tremere, chair chairman,
man, chairman, H. L. Hopkins and A. E. Ash Ash-worth.
worth. Ash-worth. Dunnellon: G. W. Neville, chairman,
J. T. Rawls and T, G. Baskln.


Col. Robert W. Davis of Gainesville,
well known all over Florida as one
of the most eloquent of orators, will
deliver a speech from the bandstand
at the conclusion, of the patriotic
pageant tomorrow evening.
. Belleview, April 3. Eighty-seven
persons accepted the hospitality of
Mrs. Nellie Grunthal arid Mr. C. Ed Eddie
die Eddie Armstrong by attending the house
raising pillau that the whole town
was invited to last Friday night. It
was a notable event in Belleview
from different standpoints. First, a
large number of the northern guests
present had never attended a real
chicken pillau given by the light of
the moon, and, second, this happy oc occasion
casion occasion marked the era of the first
stone building erected in Belleview for
residential purposes. All present
voted the Pelot stew one of the finest
treats of their life.
Mr. N. F. McKay and wife, Mr. and
Mrs. Lou Terrell and Mrs. Manson
motored over to Orlando last Tues Tuesday
day Tuesday and returned the following day.
Mrs. B. F. Hull, Mrs. T. Clark Hull
and baby of Danbury, Conn., Mrs. S.
Van Horn of Cotter, Iowa, Mr. George
Bailey of Rock Island, 111., left Belle Belleview
view Belleview for their homes last Tuesday.
The numerous friends of Col. Wm.
C. Doolittle are pleased to note his
rapid recovery from his. recent illness.
The Civic League will give a dance
at the club house Friday night, April
'To Mr. and Mrs. Henry Smith on
April 1st, a fine boy baby.
Dr. Tanner has not given up the
idea of a fourth of July barbecue and
Mr. Louis Schmidt's house is just
about finished. Mr. Sands Haviland is
putting on the finishing touches. Mr.
Schmidt's son is in the officers' train training
ing training camp at Camp Devens, Mass., and
Mr. Schmidt is some disappointed
that his course of studies and train training
ing training will not finish in time to permit
him to make a trip to Belleview be before
fore before assuming regular army duties.
, The acreage of watermelons, canta cantaloupes,
loupes, cantaloupes, tomatoes, okra and other per perishable
ishable perishable and risky crops is smaller
than any of the past fifteen years.
We will close at 8 o'clock p. m. on
Saturday, 6th inst. We sell War Savings-
and Thrift Stamps. Gerig's
Drug Store. 5-2t
Star ads. are business builders.
Our terms itrictly cash, our service
the very best. Williams & Fox Auto
Service Station. 19-tf
Our toilet articles are the best to be
had at any price. Try them and "buy
war savings stamps" with the sav savings.
ings. savings. The Court Pharmacy. tf
We repair all makes of automo automobiles.
biles. automobiles. Our. service is the very best.
Williams & Fox Auto Service Sta Station.
tion. Station. 19-tf
In the Circuit Court of the Fifth Ju Judicial
dicial Judicial Circuit of Florida In. and for
Marion County In Chancery. -George
Townsend, Complainant, vs.
Lewis Steele, et al.. Defendants:
Order for Constructive Service.
' It is ordered that the defendants
herein named, to-wit: Lewis Steele
and George D. McLeod, be and they are
hereby required to appear to the bill
of complaint filed in this cause on or
Monday, the 1st day of April, 1018.
It is further ordered that a copy of
this order be published once a week
for 8 consecutive weeks in-the Ocala
Evening Star, a newspaper published
in said county and state.
This 1st day of February, 1918.
(Seal) P. H. NUGENT,
Clerk Circuit Court, Marion County,
Florida. By Ruth Ervin, D. C.
Complainant's Solicitor. 2-l-8t
Evening Star
RATES Twenty-five words
or less one time 25 cents;
three times 50 cents; six
times 75 cents. Over twenty-five
words, and under fif fifty,
ty, fifty, double above rate.
This rate is for consecutive
insertions. Special rate by
the month. Try them out.


(Continued from Third Page)
The Piper's Pay"
The Piper's Pay put on at the Tem Temple
ple Temple Monday night by local talent will
be given again next Tuesday night at
the Woman's Club house for the ben benefit
efit benefit of the Red Cross. The price of
admission will be 25 cents, and there
will also be a delightful musical pro program.
gram. program. Miss Victoria Raysor of Lowell is
spending the night "with friends in
the city.
Mrs. Kate Weaver's cooking dem demonstration
onstration demonstration at the old Teapot stand
this morning was well attended. Mrs.
Weaver's friends look forward to her
visits with pleasure.
After a pleasant visit to his Ocala
friends, Mr. Marcus Frank left this
afternoon for New York. Mr. Frank
says it is likely that Mrs. Frank and
the children will spend next, winter in
Mrs. Ernest Blair, Mrs. Gilbert
Proctor and Miss Willie. Proctor re returned
turned returned yesterday from the funeral of
the young soldier, Gilbert Proctor,
held Wednesday at Fort McCoy. The
remains arrived on the 10 o'clock train
from Fort Snelling, and were laid to
rest in the family burying ground
near Fort McCoy. Rev. Strickland of officiated
ficiated officiated and many sympathizing
friends were present to try and com comfort
fort comfort the sorrowing relatives. Miss
Willie Proctor will remain here and
at the family home in Eureka with
her brother's widow, and her sister
Miss Donnie will finish her term as a
teacher at White Oak, Ga.
Tulula Lodge No. 22, I. O. O. F.,
meets 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.
H. D. Stokes, N. G.
M. M. Little, Secretary.
Marion-Dunn Lodge No. 19, F. &
A. M., meets on the first and third
Thursday evenings of each month al
8 o'clock, until further notice.
.Stephen Jewett, W. M.
Jake Brown, Secretary.
. Fort King Camp No. 14 meets at
the K. of P. hall at 8 p. m. every
second and fourth Friday. Visiting
sovereigns are ailways welcome.
P. W. Whitesides, C. C.
Chas. E. Sage, Clerk v
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 brethren
ren brethren always welcome. Club house oppo opposite
site opposite postoffice, east side.
C. W. Hunter, E. R.
E. J. Crook. Secretary.
Ocala Lodge Mo. 19. Conventions
held every Monday evening at 8
at the Castle Hall, over the James
Carlisle drugstore. A cordial welcome
to visiting brothers.
H. B. Baxter, C. C.
CLas. K. Saee. K. of R. S.
T : :
Regular convocations of the Ocala
Chapter No. 13, R. A. M., on the
nrst x riaay in every montn at s p. m.
J. A. Bouvier, H. P.
Jake Brown., Secretary.
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 8 o'clock.
Clara Moremen, N. G.
Georgia Ten Eyck, Secretary.
Ocala Chapter. No. 29. O. E. S
meets at Yonge's hall the second and
fourth Thursday evenings of each
month at 8 o'clock.
, Mrs. Alice Yonce, W. M.
Mrs. Susan Cook, Secretary.
In the Circuit Court of the Fifth Ju
dicial Circuit of Florida in and for
Marion County In Chancery.
George Townsend, Complainant, vs.
Lewis Steele, et aL, Defendants:
- Order for Constructive Service.
It is ordered that the defendants
herein namod, to-wit: All unknown
parties claiming interests, through, or
under Lewis Steele, or tieorge i. Mc McLeod.
Leod. McLeod. or otherwise. In and to the fol
lowing described land lying and being
In Marion county, Florida, to-wit:
Northeast quarter of northwest Quar
ter of section twenty-eight, township
fourteen, suth, range twenty-two
east, be and they are hereby required
to appear to the bill or complaint filed
In this cause on or before
MondiT. th 6th day of Mar. 1918.
It is further ordered that a copy of
this order be published once a weelc
for 12 consecutive weeks in the Ocala
Evening Star, a newspaper published
in said county and state-
Thls 1st day of February. 1918.
(Seal) P. H. NUGENT,
Clerk Circuit Court, Marion County,
Florida. By Ruth Ervin, D. C.
Complainant's Solicitor. l-l-12t
Some SPECIAL pictures on 'sale
this week. THE BOOK SHOP. 3t



Germany is Listening.
si? Make your money talk.
Buy a Liberty Bond.

Don't fail to attend the
Saturday Evening March 6th, 1918
This will be the biggest affair that ever took place -in
Ocala and you must be sure to be in attendance.
There will be public speaking, music and a large
parade. Demonstration begins at 7.30 p. m. Come
to town early and do your shopping and make your
headquarters at

RATES: Six line maximum, one
time 25c; three times 60c; six times
75c; one month S3. Payable in advance.
WANTED Deputy, competent to
take charge of auditing department
of clerk's office. P. H. Nugent,
clerk. 4-5-3t
FOR SALE Duroc boar pigs, eight
weeks old, $10 each; ten months old,
$40 each. Address Ridge & Gale,
Belleview, Fla. 5-2t
FOR SALE Household furniture,
consisting of beds, mattresses,
springs, washstands, dressers, tables,
chairs; large new refrigerator, cook cooking
ing cooking utensils, dishes and glassware.
Apply to B. B. Baum, at Empire Cafe
building, opposite old A. C. L. pas passenger
senger passenger depot. 5-3t
WANTED Chauffeur at once to
drive car for hire; $12 per week. In Inquire
quire Inquire at Ocala House Taxi Co. 3-3t
WANTED Driver for an automobile
truck in the city sanitary depart department.
ment. department. Apply to city manager, city
hall. 4-4-tf
WANTED Wind milf and frame.
Must be in good condition. -Address
Dr J. G. Baskin, Dunnellon, Fla. 5-3t
WANTED A second-hand fireless
cooker. Must be in first class condi condition.
tion. condition. State lowest cash price. Address
"Fireless," care Star office. 2-3t
LOST fin A. C. T. train frnml
Gainesville, ladies' purse; contents,
about $9, two-blade pearl handle
and card with the name, Norman. Re Return
turn Return to this office and receive reward.
Nona Barber, Manatee, Fla. 3-tf
WANTED Cypress logs. Address
Landeck Lumber Company, Tampa,
Fla., stating what you can furnish
for continuous shipment. 3-16-lm
WALL PAPERING Sample books
will be taken to customers for in
spection. Agent for the Henry Bosch
Co., New York and Chicago. P. S.
Staggers, Painter, Box 58 Route B,
Oqala. Phone 2M. 3-1-tf
FOR RENT A desirable six-rrom
residence; all modern conveniences;
automobile shed. Located close in on
Watula street. Apply to Dr. J. W.
Hood. 2-16-tf
WANTED Your consignments of
vegetables and strawberries. We
make prompt returns and will appre appreciate
ciate appreciate your shipments. Give us a trial
and be convinced. Georgia Produce
Co.. Macon, Ga. 3-2-2-2m
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I eppecially offer my services to the
people of Central Florida, and invito
personal visits or mail orders.
202-204 Hogan St Park Hotel Bldg.,
Careful Estimates made on all Con
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Work for the Money than any other
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"The Fashion Center"
Thrift and War Savings Stamps For Sale



v -v


I desire to announce my candidacy
for the position ( of county commis commissioner
sioner commissioner from district No. 3, Marion
county, subject to the democratic pri primary.
mary. primary. J. W. Davis.
Summerfield, Florida.
To the Democratic Voters of Marion
and Sumter Counties (Comprising
the 20th Senatorial District):
I am a candidate for senator in the
primary election to be held June 4th,
1918. I thoroughly appreciate the
honor of having served as one of Mar-1
i.vii 9 iciCocuiauco 119 loot tnu
sessions of the legislature. I served
my people faithfully, loyally, honest honestly
ly honestly and conscientiously. I realize that
the knowledge and experience as rep representative
resentative representative two terms will enable me
to make the people of the twentieth
district a better senator. I will ap appreciate
preciate appreciate your support and if nominat nominated
ed nominated I pledge faithful service to the
people of Marion and Sumter coun counties,
ties, counties, working for their best interests,
as well as for the whole state.
Respectfully yours, W. J. Crosby.
Citra, Fla., Feb. 6, 1918.
According to my own Inclination
and the solicitation of friends, I here hereby
by hereby announce myself a candidate for
county commissioner for the fourth
commissioner's district of Marion
county, subject to the action of the
democratic primary of 1918. If elect elected,
ed, elected, I promise a faithful discharge of
the duties of the office and I shall
strive to give satisfaction to all con concerned
cerned concerned by giving the duties of the of office
fice office my personal attention. I shall be
thankful for the support of all inter interested.
ested. interested. Very respectfully,
" O. H. (Bob) Rogers.
Lynne. Fla.
Bring your car to "Williams & Fox,
a reliable repair shop. 19-tf
We close promptly, at six-thirty.


Money Means Munitions.
Liberty Loan Bonds.
yo wo
To the Voters of Marion and Sum Sumter
ter Sumter Counties: I shall be a candidate
for the office of state senator from the
20th senatorial district, subject to the
democratic primary. C. B. Howell.
To the Democratic Voters, Fifth
' Judicial Circuit:
I hereby announce myself a candi candidate
date candidate for the office of state's attorney
for the fifth judicial circuit, of the the-state
state the-state of Florida, in the approaching;
democratic primary, and subject to
the result thereof.
Fred L. Stringer..
Brooknville, Fla., March 14, 1918.
To the Democratic Voters of Marion
I hereby announce my candidaey for
Representative and solicit your sup support
port support in the June Primary. I -join
group one (1.) Respectfully,
S. J. McCully.
I hereby announce my candidacy
for representative from Marion coun county,
ty, county, subject to the democratic primary
in June of this year, and solicit the
support of the people. I enter group
one (1). Very respectfully,
N. A. Fort.
To the People of the Fifth Judicial
Circuit of Florida: I hereby announce
my candidacy for re-election to the
office of state attorney. Fifth Judicial
Circuit of Florida, in the approach approaching
ing approaching primary. I have tried to merit
and will greatly appreciate your sup support.
port. support. George W. Sofield.
January 4. 1918.
j Florida and Spanish Peanut Seed
j lor spring planting. Ocala Seed
f Store. 8-tf
Star ads, are business accelerators.-


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mods:geographic Ocala (Fla.)
Marion County (Fla.)
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Ocala evening star
Ocala Evening Star
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sobekcm:Name Porter & Harding
sobekcm:PlaceTerm Ocala, Fla.
Ocala Fla
sobekcm:statement UF University of Florida
sobekcm:SortDate 693595
sobekcm:SerialHierarchy level 1 order 1918 1918
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