The Ocala banner

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The Ocala banner
Uniform Title:
Ocala banner (Ocala, Fla. 1883)
Alternate Title:
Ocala daily banner
Alternate Title:
Daily banner
Alternate Title:
Place of Publication:
Ocala Marion County Fla
The Banner Pub. Co.
Creation Date:
December 24, 1909
Publication Date:
Weekly[<Jan. 3, 1890-Mar. 5, 1943>]
Weekly[ FORMER Aug. 25, 1883-Dec. 28, 1888]
Daily (except Sunday)[ FORMER Dec. 30, 1888-<Apr. 29, 1889>]


Subjects / Keywords:
Newspapers -- Ocala (Fla.) ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Marion County (Fla.) ( lcsh )
newspaper ( marcgt )
newspaper ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage:
United States -- Florida -- Marion -- Ocala
29.187778 x -82.130556


The Ocala Banner was founded in 1883 as a successor to the Ocala Banner-Iacon, itself the product of a merger between the East Florida Banner and the Florida Iacon. In 1890, the Ocala Banner became a daily. Over the years it bore alternate titles: the Banner, the Daily Banner, and the Ocala Daily Banner. Situated in rural Marion County, the Ocala Banner covered farming, business, and civic issues in Ocala, where the Freeze of 1895 had devastated the citrus industry and paved the way for diversified agriculture and the growth of tourism. The most important of the early editors of the Ocala Banner was Frank E. Harris, a veteran of the Confederate army, who ran the paper in the 1890s. Other editors included T.W. Harris, who had published several other newspapers in Ocala, and C.L. Bittinger, who before moving to Florida had served as a commander in the Grand Army of the Republic. In 1895, the Ocala Evening Star surfaced as a rival to the Ocala Banner. Beginning in 1897, it also appeared in a weekly edition, the Ocala Weekly Star. During an address to the Ocala Rotary Club, R.N. Dosh, editor of the Evening Star in the 1920s and 1930s, recalled that the “Star first saw the light of day in the press room of the Florida Baptist Witness”, founded in 1884 as the weekly press organ of the Florida Baptist Convention, a branch of the Southern Baptist Convention. Former competitors, the Ocala Evening Star and the Ocala Banner joined in 1943 to form the Ocala Star-Banner, which remains the daily newspaper of Marion County.
Dates or Sequential Designation:
Vol. 17, no. 12 (Aug. 25, 1883)-
Numbering Peculiarities:
Issues for 1884 later called new ser. vol. 2.
General Note:
Editors: T.W. Harris, F.E. Harris, C.L. Bittinger.
General Note:
Description based on: New ser., vol. 2, no. 14 (Dec. 1, 1883).

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Ocala, Florida.

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Local and Personal
We hope.there will be no "empty
stockings" in Ocala on Christmas
Mr. Henry Bates. who has been with
"tIe A. C. L. for some time. will soon
Cto High Springs to reside.
. Sheriff Galloway was the recipient
Monday of many congratulations on
bacg three times a grandfather.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Flynn an-
somBce the birth of a daughter. The
little one was born Sunday night.
Mar. John Mathews of Candler is
the guest of her husband's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Mathews, for a few

Florida abounds in immense depos-
its of phosphate rock. from which the
markets of the world are being sup-

All the pastors in Ocala preached
appropriate Christmas sermons last
8nday. They preached to good con-
Mrs. Howard C. Munroe and
daughter, Miss Frances Bangs. ot
Asheville. N. C.. formerly of this city.
are visiting in New York City.
The great carnival, the merry-go-
# d and Sun Brothers' big shows
& a among Ocala's attractions for the
C(rtstmas and New Year holidays.
Mr. Karl Weihe is in the city from
Jacksonville, and will remain until
after the Christmas holidays with his
parents, Mr. and M1rs. F. G. B. Weihe.

The wet forces of Putnam county
vwl again appear before the county
gmngissioners in January to endleavor
to secure the calling of a wet and dry

Mrs. Faunce McCully of Jackson-
v le is in Ocala to spend the Chris'-
M, ~eason with her parents. Mr. and
; Sa D. B. Cappleman. a: their home
east of town.

S,.Mr. J. M. Hudgens of the Martel
was in Ocala yesterday with
n load of turkeys. Sheriff Gal-
bought one that weighed twen-
sk eren pounds.





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MISS ALTA PEARSON GIVES MAS-1was also a pretty young Spanish Girl.
QUERADE BALL AT YONGE'S There were many other attractive'
HALL costumes among both th girls anl
S----_ the men. among them he-in* clowns.
Yongs Hall on Monday evening Uncle Sams. colonial ge-nlem..n,. Span- ;
was the scene of very great revelry, ish gentlemen. flower. girl.'. faii's.
,h. occasion being the masquerade court ladies. a Dutch girl ind a 2.* at
lall which .Miss Alta Pearaon gave in many other pretty one.t hn it,
con.pliient eo Misses C!ara and Ophe-', will be impossible for ;s i to ;i-niiii
:ia ,;y of S. P.-'ersbu:'. This was ,tm all. .xc.t, to ay hat all...
a lar-w.-ll compliment to th-se at-. appropriate. anil gotte-n up. andl
.a .. y., :.; g.irl's. who have b*_ i' Miss Pearson's 1all was one of i, .
,:iihn. t:riaids and relative. s in this most unique and d'-lightful -v.-r -iven
1-yr'. "!- '`- ipas- few wee-ks. They in Ocala.
a many frien',s in Ocala to -
w,.:. .i vi-i ga.v a g.r deal of DROWNED IN LAKE WEIR
p. . t. his affair g -ivu for
'..t:n; wi,-; ion- of the :no-t enjoyable e From Tues-day's ,a;laJ i

"far.v- ha.; h- -n .. rin
tn. i. \ ....
It wa.- The first time in many years
i hat a n.asquerade ball has been given
in O'(ala a.d it proved to be the great-
-" I:n i:ag.:inable, and the masked
-it. ~pi r up a most int-ense inter-
'-.r. E. rybody was enldavoring to
:,atu .. o"' who --verybodly else was,
aiti tih.l li iise of n-arly every per-
; n i a. ) w soin:e of them hard-
' i. i '. . :. riley r 'i-' th,'::se-l t s.
; .- ";i;,- '.': e i't'P I'' ,< aliour ti-ni
S . th. sixth. and the
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Mahlon Brown ;andi R-x Nicholls.
two yo-ing ni-u.. about 1N' or 2' years
old, attempted to cross from one point
of Lake Weir to another on Sunday
night, and when in about one hundr-ed
yards of thet shore young Brown fell
overboard and was drowned.
Young Nicholls says that he shot off
his gun twice trying to arouse help.
but failed to get any. He says that
ho ni-ver saw his comradl. any mnuor'
afrer h,' f- ll o:' ,,r)moard inIo th,.* a'. r
anid 'ioes not knTiI what cai-..! !.iI I
to fall.
The la1.- wi. s ij:iil Mi nl;a \ n n- '
inr anm .l th h.- 1 ., t' li.- yoct.. ::. .:
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The Pioneer Bank

Having beeCn in the buIness since Jan. 17th, 1*7, 4
the oldest and largest bank in the county. kioWsm
ed and carrying nearly Half Million Dollars Asat,
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SMartin. t n toi .I \ Tl 1 i-i. r i .:-: i.. 1 in n c': (h in hi hand
iwas d-stroo id by fir-' : Tiii-r i:., :, -, i ii red. The r w as a si : a I;r ...
-bs.nt at th !i H',s is u'.\1.'s t f Id d "ad .(ol I ,- -** 'l) .
heavy .... ,* o.,rc ii.s. 2;;'d in t:is 0o:i h1. rcad i i. ,.tv. *-n O'1aa an;id
,. .> in th. i t r ..s .or Be-llovi.ew. ()
Paul <;:lmor. who .y-d. ; : T .. .ghtei Yo)Ing Niholl.s is a nIi lphw ,: \i 4
,of the North'" in Atla:'a ,-on Fr: :' ,.. -.- ; ipr;o-:' :.1 i ver" C. I.. I itin,'-r of this eiy.
niiI-'h. Lad ad s his .iests t tli- '" s ,- L v e:j, y ,Ir. _r.Alex. \VW nnI just ice 01 t. *" ,
fornmance former G(overncr T: .. atiull' pace or that ist ricr. had a ju-y *f *
of Mi,-sissippi. Mr. Taylr and Mr. .,,., i'.,-4 i :s Pas dance by iqu -st summonoedl, but nip to th. hour i
M1rs. DeWItt Greenwood Hal. .. o i:.n'Tit.s of bano andIf toin to l'ress its finding had no'! t
o-- ;,ar y. nnid hur. f,-rns oeln srands in n e uo h known
Mrs. Henry W. Long of Martel wiil vario,:s parfs of the room softened the WILLIAMS' KIDNEY PILLS t I
leave today for Jacksonville. wher- x..-. :t wonderfully. Dozens of red Have oi: neglected your Kidneys?
she will spend the Christmas holidays Chri.s mas bells in various sizes were Have you overworked your nervous D. C.
with relatives. :.Irs. Long has ben o -- ..'.i in the decorations, and gave m and caused trouble witv your
sick for some time. and her friends a bright touch of color to the hall, kidneys and bladder? Have you in
are hoping that the change will re-. which was brilliantly lighted. in loins, side, back. groins and blad-
store her to complete health. The .end of the hall. where the der? Have you a flabby appearance of .
-punch table was placed, was particu- the face, especially under the eyes?
Dr. H. Robinson was in his office larly bright and attractive with ferns, Too frequent a desire to pass urine? .
at the Commercial Bank Saturday for vines and Christmas bells, and the If so, Wil!;ams' Kidney Pills will S. H
the first time in some time past. He punch was served by two pretty young cure you--zt druggists, price 50c.
has not recovered from the injuries he giris. Misses Rosebud Robinson and Sold by dings & Co. x :
sustained, and still suffers considera- Mary Phillips. C C
bly. He cannot yet use his right arm. After the grand march Santa 'Claus Shooting Affray at Williston ::.
but is improving slowly. His many appearedd entering one of the, windows A special in Monday's Times-U'nion I..
friends are glad to see him out again. r.nd in his ,a,'k were gifts for every says: j ,.
-Times-Union. on- of the young people There were A shooting affray occurred at th, :'.
-odd. unique, funny and every other turpentine still on the outskirts of :*
MI. W. D. Richey of this city is now (kind o: gift. and this visit of "Old Williston about S:'oi o'clock ::
in New York City. where be will spend Santa"-.Mr. Leon Fi-hiel-was a most night. Mr. Leo Tyn,'r was .;hot :ait.i
several weeks. He is a guest at the :pl-asat surprise. instantly killed while with others r:>!,- 1
Hotel Marlborough. Mrs. Richey and Dtr-ing 'h,, int-rrmissicn brick lce in,- a negro cralp gaii.,, inside of I "
little sen have gone to Milledgevillo .cr..a:n and cake wa- .se".. il, which ousi'. \hen he (T)ete,'d 'th' door It: :i
Ga.. where they will spend the holi- was gr-i .ly enj.)ved ',- 'h' ir was shot in the ba'ck of t h i.a A'
day-, with r,'la;tives. an,! will remain 'h' coronor' s i-.(qi; st th, I- 'ollo
There until Mr. Riclev's return fr",ni Th- fo llwin g .:. i ur-:. was ina,;l' W r P:n '
the north. i hs,, i-ci d in M s ... s t forema T. B. i: ;ian,s I'I I'
i'st: Mis s C'lara and 0- lia r11 .
A comn.itlee has ,,een appointed by I '- ,, t r n ,.- i E. T l. -,1b1 i -i. .-1 .\'t-
the King's Daughters to priepa is foll, wie n v," . ", .. i
Christmas baskets for the poor. The x ,o iain ,s'.il!. F,','!':at ' '
hrs a i a i ,l.a Nob-.iii o 'anr'J. a i i* 1
committeee is composed of the fo!iow- . l:i.
ing ladi. 5: Mrs. George MacKay. Mr. i arl t siss' '.
xt '.-. s !..'.t ric and ;'i \V'a rb'r. .s, 1 I .. ..:u'2' ;'1 '
Jake Brown. Mr.-: I). M. Smith. M's.
Ed Carmichael and Mrs. .Janes I',- < ry "i'. .': ,1 *:,. PiLES: PIL-ES' PILES'
gesser. They will pack the bas -k,t Iii A Kils*,nl. L d .,cc \Viliin.: -, ::- I ,. P.,. 1 .-.,r-,, n ,', i tl1)S,
S, ii.o;. Sal!' and L.era C ainI .A ic' cur-e 11nd. li'.,I:, a 1 ni [' ;, iti'
Wednesday and Thursday. Davis Pauli a, r. al
1u]'hov:k. Sara, Davis, Paulin,' .SIl.t;; i'lI,.- II al'soIv- :c! uti!,)rS. tl .i Ipe 'al
Rev. W. D. Turnlev of Dad.' City Su a Malm r An,,.rsNn. .i.,i;e it a, : ;, l. i, i 'als answ
has joined his wife and children h,-re' tand;,y F'aani, Robinson, Val.' i pt ile tin' I. s p,'-d for Ii' LOT
and they are pleasantly located at the PtA'". Sara I)a is. Matti. (c rn'i. a d and icin a 1 the p iD ,. itar's.-. S I.,
cottage recently vacatedl by Mr. W. T. !(orim W 1 \illiams. Et'a hlood. !sI, ,ruis r:; and $1.
Gary and family. They came espe- M1acKay, la:u:critc .ort :. b.'lah '
ciallv to be with Mrs. Turnlvy's nmth-i Ball. Mamie Taylor. 'izab.ih i Ne,. Jacksonville *s Crowoed
er. Mrs. F. R. Gary. Rev. Turn!ky soel. Eloise Miller. Ca'r ), Mr. C." .1 () l"' M" ,t: t',t ac( -
will be associated with the Bapti-s .Ie ,"'. Sa'a Mc'('-a:l, v. ( y ':,to i lf l I '. ":,t t a r', ; 1 -
W witness. ....... r. ,'lhastae.;. Lillian nd A; ir ; i... v,,,.' *
W witness. '"' ti:ilw" '., >r t h '
Davis and a Me- 'rs O. B. iowsi ,r i h, i. c. -, ,,,,ik and ,ti bar -
A few days ago we had a visit from Work'man. A. J. Beck. .los'ph 1el'. ii,,. h,.- a.d ,r"v:"r ,id, nBe-s ar, Let US I
one of our former pupils. Miss Laura B. Ayer. D. D. Taylor. (". R. Kre-'. r. -Iin, iici'.nid,.!d uP: ;,n Til. S,-nM.i-
Gene Dozier, who is now doing W. D. Taylor. .Janies Taylior. Troy i loI will n is ,:,, r I.uary i st.' ,
amenuensis work in the office of Brad- Hall. Gilbert Youngiove. Brluce andl anl al:..'- ..,v ;ry ,,orni is taken. lT
street's agency. Miss Dozier is a Clarence. Meffert. Mala Haugbhton..!n Th, n i< i,.avinM J.lcks.nvi!l. ar-
young lady of quiet and pleasing man- Rentz. Peter McIntosh. Stephen .J-'w- crowidd. Rtir.dai nigh' h.>" we-re
ners. and has many friends at Mas- ett, Dave Williams. E. J. Mills-Pric'. ehr-,., Pullmans ,oinm to Tarnpa t al
sey's who are wishing her success and Louis and Charlie Chazal. Hibbert Ocala. and ev-'y ei-rth was taker, and
happiness.-Massey College Notes in and Paul Weathers. George Ford. many mor" could hav. ben sold.
Metropolis. Ralph Robinson, Sam Teague, Howard Thre will be more horn and pleas- I
Walters. Emmett and Julien Robin- ure seekers in Florida this winter
Mr. and Mrs. Fred E. Weite. who son, Leon and Max Fishel. T. H. Hiar- than ever before in its history Flor-
were married in Tallahassee on the ris, William Bullock. Heron and Ben ida is forging to the front.
ninth, and who since theat have been Todd, E. J. Crook, H. A. Waterman. C.
spending their honeymoon in Jack- L. Sistrunk, Whit Palmer, W. V. New- Ocala's Big Canning Factory
oniville and on the east coast, reached som. Fred Lovel, L. M. Donaldson. establishment with a cold -
Ocala Sunday, and are now at home to Mrs. B. Selgman. r. and Mrs. Tay- A cannin establishment with a cold
their friends at the home of the lor. Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd, Mr. and Mrs. storage and ice plant com bined, w ich hDVID
groom's parents. Mr. and Mrs. F. G. B. Harvey Clark, Mr. and Mrs. Arthu will be the third largest of its kind o Pho1le
ehe Thr fiends eMnto em Clar Mr.Mand Mrs. Lee Miller. Mr. in America. will soon be added tos W00
,nncretniltinna und best rood wishes, and Mrs. McKean and a large num- Ocala's manysubstantial _..^ Aenterprises.


0. D. C. O. D. C. O. D. C. O. D. C. 06.


D O You Want us to Build You a
Home in Ocala? We will Build
You a Houst on Your own Lot.

arrv Your In'urance P.iv Your Ta\ts d
nd Let You Pav us tn Monthly Paym.nt,. 4
Little More Than You Pay Rent.

Call at Officte Ivtr Martin Ac Carnm Store.
r Write

. J. FORT, :*: Ocalo, Fle.

P. 0. BOX 195.

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H. ROBINSON. Pree**det
. BLITCH, Manager J. C. bOOZkW, AMI. aI.


The ('ofni ritar( l ank i growing.
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mroney to horurn. *, los. r to h*- atitlen
keep r ;' himn it '>u want to
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Summerfield has
covered that it has
wonderful sprinter.

accidentally dis-
in its midst a
The young man

is said to have actually outrun a rab-
bit with the utmost ease, the burst
of speed being induced by the compla-
cent and friendly grunts of an atten-
uated Florida "rooter." which was
mistaken for the angry snorts of an
enraged alligator.
One of our new arrivals has em-
barked in the poultry business as a
side line. His experience, it seems.
has been hard on the chickens, since
their coop is so small that the hens
must remove their combs on entering
and the rooster must lie down to crow.
A party of our young people attend-
ed a general supper at Belleview the
other evening. After supper they
were entertained with interesting
games. etc. Those in attendance from
here were Misses Carrie Blackman,
Rebe Bryant and Ethel Adkins and
Messrs. J. F. Montgomery, Frank Kir-
by and Lee Blackman. All report a
delightful time.
Sorry, but we have no marriages to
report, but we understand a new resi-
dence is, at least, completed-so no
teliag what will happen.

Dr. Ceeook Repudiated at Copenhagen
The Associated Press is informed:

a c. Ocala er:
Te following ag the arrivals since
te la t letter. ltese men came here
h100Mg up the proposition of the
Prida National Land Company:
J. E. Sutphen. Scarsdale, N. Y.: Jno
Mien Scarsdale. N. Y.; Joe Broze.
Sa PFrancisco. Cal.; Jos. Warhurs'.
Wapplgers. N. Y.; John Hart. Oil
Cty,. Pa.; Lawrence Gearing. New Al-
bany. Ind.; R. T. Newberry. Amarilla,
Tex.; V. E. Farmer. Jamestown. Cal.;
John Ellingson. Duluth. M'nn.; Grant
Allen and wife. Pontiac. Mich.; S.
A. Wilson. Homestead. Pa.: C. B.
Blebenger and wife. Davenport. Iowa;
C. E. Kosgard and wife, Davenport,
Iowa; T. C. Strannad, Corning, Iowa;
W. H. Swenker. New Bedford, Mass.
Messrs. C. H. Knapp, T. V. Ing-
strom and D. A. Meade of Rockford,
Ill., and George Shumway and V R.
Irvin of Galesbury. Ill., were in the
vicinity looking over a large tract of
land west of town. If the deal goes
through, there will be another land
company operating in this section of
the state. This speaks well for the
soil of central Florida.
W. H. Powell. representing the Con-
solidated Grocery Company of Jack-
onville. Fla.; W. B. Gallaher. repre-
senting I. Epstein Bros. & Co.. of Sa-
vannah. Ga.; W. E. Winston. repre-
senting Hutchinson Shoe Co.. Jack-
sonville, Fla.: G. R. Ellis. represent-
ing the Florida Fertilizer Company. of
Galnesville, Fla.. and C. N. Kirkland,
representing Porter-Mallard Co.. of
Jacksonville. Fla.. were in our town
transacting business recently.
The National hotel is nearing com-
pletion and will be ready for opera-
tion by Christmas. This will be quite
a good thing for the people arrivi:r,
on the night trains.
Carney & Co.. are still shipping
R. E. Downs of Cedar Rapids. Iowa.
purchased the Murraiy Hill place Tbis
will mahe him a fine home. c:; which
he expect- to build soon. Mr. Downs
has gone home but expects to return
The Florida National Land Com-
pany has purchased a fine team of
bay mares, with which they drive
their numerous patrons over their
Mr. D. B. Mayo of Ocala is now
clerking for his brother. Nahtan Mayo.
our active and progressive young bus-
iness man He expects to move here
with his family soon.
J. W. Davis purchased thti' "blte
ribbon" hugy o! the Oeala faith
B. i. Mc' Wh t'e. :e of oU:'" 1 o-,'-r
OUS n:rt ant5 21., \v;.- '' .;" ":-
juredl in an ario-ii',iil-e a ':..'" in
Tramila. having. ht,i a le. and s.'vt- al
ribs broken, is expected hoint in a few
days. where he can have ,he atten-
tion of his family W\Ve a:' a3ll wi-il-
ing for him a speedy and (o.:;d.'e' re-
Mr. John Sutmlheu and Mi'. E. H.
Miller are both exn.cting th-'ir fam-
ilies soon.
John Deering and Ar'' S'erburn
have bought the Grov r Black:man
property and are putting i" a jewelry
store and photograph gallery.
Madame D'Equivi!lvy. who moved
to San Antonio .s-: time ago. in-
tends to return t Summerfield to
make it her future homie.
John Fink. Jacob Shive1,\v. Gough
& Montgomery and E. H. Miller are
getting things ready for spring plant-

to .-- man who ought to be hanged.l
but it is no mercy to the man who is
going to be shot down from the busi-
ness. Give your full investigation to
these cas-s, and I hope that the petit
jurors will have beckbone enough to
do their duty. We have just as good
jurors here as any place, and I do not
want them to bring in recommenda-
tions as one jury did when a man de-
liberately murdered a man after de-
liberately planning the act.-Tampa


The resources of the banks of the
United States are today $21.iHP'.,0n1.-
ioiW.-Bank Report.

Twenty-one billions! Great Scott!
What a lot
Of money we fortunate Yankees
Have got:
We're all Rockefellers and Morgans,
it seems;
Richer than ever we've dreamed in
our dreams.
Twenty-one billions! Let's roll it
Our tongues, as we gloat on the ele-
gant sound!
Twenty-one billions! 0 gee,
Why. we
Have money to burn, it is easy
To see-
Money to feed to the filly-loo birds
Money too much to express in mere
Twenty-one billions! The sweet
phrase we turn,
Money to scatter, to squander, to
Twenty-one billions! Wow, wow!
But how
Can each get his share of the boodle
flight now?
For if 'twas divided, 'tis easy to see
Two hundred and forty each portion
would be.
Twenty-one billions! 0, jubilant
But what is the use if it's not passed
-Paul West in the New York Wor.dl
The Japanese colony near Eau Gal-
lie is raising fine egg plants, peppers.

points- aloug his route. but so far as
we are aware no one took any partic-
ular notice. If Mr. Taft were to go
into a restaurant unidentified he
would order for himself just the same
kind of simple meal that the rest of
us do. and he would do this because
he prefers a simple meal, and because
it is essential to his health, and happi-
ness. But these considerations have
no weight with the communities who
covet Mr. Taft as a guest. The com-
fort and convenience of a guest, his
expressed partialities and his express-
ed antipathies seem to have no weight
whatever with them. and the result
in every case is a banquet that would
test the digestion of a boa constrictor.
During Mr. Taft's tour he was prob-
ably confronted with three or four
such banquets every week, and he
must either eat them or put himself
to the inconvenience of pretending to

eat them.

And all this in face of his

earnest request to be spared. It
seems a strange conception of cour-
tesy and one that most of us would be
incapable of toward the private guest
in our town homes.
What we need in these matters is
a touch of imagination and of course
to talk of imagination in the case of
the average man is about as absurd as
to talk of a halo or angel's wings. But
suppose some community had had the
good taste to offer to the president
just such a meal as he himself would
be likely to order at a restaurant, is
it not certain that Mr. Taft would
gratefully remember that community
as long as he lived, and include it
carefully in every future itinerary as
a place where public hospitality was
in the hands of gentlemen? To com-
pel a guest to eat food that is dis-
tasteful to him and that he has said
is distasteful to him is about on a par
with insisting that he have a German
band in his bedroom.

The Pensacola Journal's Christmas


** Novel Plan Proposed by Some Leading
Several times the talent has ap- Colored Men
peared in print that late General Some leading colored men of Jack-
O 0. Harward v the last of the sonville, headed by R. R. Robinson,
Union army commanders in the civil president of the Woodman Banking
war. Company of this city, have decided to
The Geogian has felt convinced locate and build a colored town in
from the start of the error of this Florida, to be managed and controlled:
statement, but in the absence of defi- by colored men exclusively, from the;
nite and positive information we have mayor down to the recorder, depot
thought it best to be silent, agent, tegleraph agent, etc. All are
At last the Confederate Veteran. to be colored. The railroad company
on the authority of General G. M. that will locate this enterprise upon'
Dodge. states in precise figures that its lines will undoubtedly reap a har-
one army commander and five corps vest from the summer excursions
commanders of the Union army are alone. It is proposed by the colored,
still surviving. The army commander people to purchase a large tract cfi
is General Dodge and the corps corn- land suitable for farming, truck grow-'
manders are Major General Daniel E. ing and the like, centrally located onl
Sickles of New York, Major General l some good road. where there is al-i
Julius Stahl of New York, Major Gen- ready a station located, dividing a
eral James H. Wilaon of Wilmington Iart into residence and building lots
Del.. Major General Wesley Merritt of and selling them to the people of tleir
Washington. D. C.. and Major General own race and dividing the large .r
B. H. Grierson of Jacksonville. Ill. The tracts into five-acre lots and letting
last three namred were commanders of each settler have a farm for growing
cavalry corps. vegetables on a large scale for their
Of the commanders on the southern own consumption and for the mark( t
side the Confederate Veteran adds generally.
the following: They ex"'cr to establish fact:oie-s.
"In the Confederate government storess a bank. hotel. bathing accom-
higher rank was given than in the modaio:'s. etc. They hope to bo"n
United States. Samuel Cooper. Al.- he project for a sufficient sum of
bert Sidney Johnston. Joseph E. John- money with which to improve the en-
ston. G. T. Beauregard. Braxton terpris-. There seems to be a grow-
Bragg and Robert E. Lee were full in.- sentiment among certain men of
generals. E. Kirby Smith was made the colored race that it is time for
full general on February 19. 1594. with them to show to the public what they
temporary rank. These generals are can ,to in thle colonization line, as well'
all dead. There were sixteen lieuten- as being where they can govern them-
ant generals, all of whom are dead se'lves.-Jacksonville Metropolis.
except General Simon B. Buckner."-- Robinson is an Ocala negro. He
Atlanta Georgian. made his star- in the )phosphate days
wh.-:n hPe old a piece of land to ad-
HEMP AND BACKBONE ava! age. He -avei1 what hei made.
invested. ;,-, to advanlltag anl lIt l;i pros-
Judge Wall Makes Pertinent Remarks ip)rod ever since.
to Jurors in Tampa
"What v.- n-ed in the jui.icious ad-, THE FOLLY OF BANQUETS
minis'rat ion of heli;." said Judge .J.
B. Wall in the mils of his addr, ss to. When will some city have enough.,
the gran. Jury sterday on the car- or'i.-iinality to banquiet a public man
nival of crime which has been pre\a-t upi n roas: be?'ef and fried pot ato's.
lent her.-. It wav. thte opening of th, followed by a rice pudding and bIlack
te'rm- coffee'? TThese conmestibles are of
"I' reg'~'e:.' he said. "that there lha;- vov's named !ir_'t'ly as r't'ipr't'Jlnta-
dl:e'i so ma:y vca.-s of homicide here. tivs of th. simple life. and tihy
I do not wha' is getting into the wouldd bI, varied to meet individual
people. While I was away franm here tasis. But the principle involved is a
a f-w lay.- ao.o a man approached mn ho-.'pitality to *orture a guest witil
and asked I me how many murders viands that revolt him. and that would
thtre ha, been committed since I left probably stretch him upon a bed of
hot,. He said that he understood l;ain if he should do more than look
that the'e are about six a week here. a: them. Why should we con:pel him
Unless s',i l-thing is done to sTop i7 'to Iresor: to duplicity in order to save,
and to k)t-hi hsse iimp)ressions *:'t hs hi'alh cr his lie-'? It seet-ms tc
oi:-= al toa. I do not know what -. I ,. uIulg.:a'. aud run e.
-i0 gO:1;g ;o d'o. What we need i.s the These r-mar-ks are elicited hv the
w: ,*': .,';;i>trttion of hea l !'re-iterated en''ea'lies of M1r. Taft to,
"Lt tile lpetii jurors stiffen theit hle sptarcd the etxcesses of the modern
bIackbone. Whtii a mnan deliberately blIanueT. Ht legged for :noderaiiol)
murd -!' another they should noT v he li he was in the south. He as-ko-d
iri-,g in recommendations for mercy for the same consideration at various at

niiouinces t:; a! 1.' \ .uipi Janll, I'
Taliaf..rro for th L' n:Td '. !
alet inl th-' ; ri:i an*'s ofii n, \t t i
The annl umic-Ini t.'Lt : i'A 1 .' ,
prising as would be a .inmila i 'u I im
John Stockton, .Joe lRevs.. Cl.t ide
L'Engle. or evn'u Napoleon ii a:d
himself-';ecause Walpol tIa '.,* n
one of the most active~ and uiirlu'tii;
of the anti-Taliaterro ni-n and at;\,
well posted politician, nakingi a gui .
would have picked Uhm to support alln
candidate in the race in preft-renc., to
the present senator
Mr'. Walpole was a vigorous Stock
ton man when Stockton opl)poed T:sl
iaferro six years ago. tHe was a \ig
orous Broward man whe.'n tha; plromni
nent Flori'lian opposed, Fl-tche.r in
the last election.
This time he sees things more
clearly. In giving his reasons for es-
pousing the Taliaferro cause he says.
"This is our reason for supporting
Senator Taliaferro: He has b'e-n
there and is thoroughly acquainted
with the workings of the national gov-
ernment. He holds ranking posit ions
on important committees, and, in the
opinion of the Record, is in position
to do more and better service for his
state than any new man in Florida. It
would be poor policy to make a
change of senator at this time. Surly I
it would not be for the best interests
of the state, and there is much that
Florida needs at the hands of the na-
tional government. Feeling this way,
the Record can but conclude that Sen-
ator Taliaferro should be re-elected
senator, and to this end the Record
will give him its support, believing in
so doing we are standing for the best
interests of the state."
This is sound sense and Editor Wal-
pole need not be afraid that he will be
lonesome in his attitude.
He will find that the best sentiment
of the people of Florida will crystal-
ize to this same conclusion and that
the man who "has been there," as he




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ktiown auithoirs ani artimix Rwh-oeeini I-,, %t* ,%&viof 4 - a- .' '
tributiori4 make this sparkling *-.'-klv & menaw ~ *'' t. rh
the moo~t successful jpuhllca ti,,11 "t its, ain 4.4100 sr.1I W b
kind in tho-' country are' *ht "rgo in 4.orn~plinaU,., 4&
some characterization )4 ugg..s,1v ~.og''Ihers de"fe-fliantsta 'IIII40
their special line, of work i @ift pa, t" P ay of
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people you want to

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Headquarters when doing their Christmas Shopping


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Local and Personal Mr. L. W Rollin.- i -* .l

Otto Lohrig has gone to Macon.
to reside.
-. Sumter Brooks of Zub'er was a
t visitor to Ocala Satur.iay.
Valmore Izlar, who has sent
pMt year in Colorado, is now in

number of Ocala merchants re-
business as very brisk on Sat-

- Cl. I. E. Webster of the Dutton
IVsphate Company was a visitor to
oe city Saturday.
Miss Willye Beckett of Clearwater
wE visit friends in Ocala during the
Crbitmas holidays.
Messrs. Ben R., Jesse M., and Geo.
I. Bitch represented the Blitchton
Iborbood in Ocala Saturday.

iandria. Ttnn.. are in The, (.v ,,: a
days visit to Mr. J.. \Vh ':
Dr. and Mrs. W v. V .N-.s: ,-
family have moved into th:air ,i.,v
home on Fort King av-inu I- :i.
of the haidsoniesr bom,.s in i i.- c.-
Mr. S. E. Row, at 'I- v Ymin -ik
has secured the services .f M" ,. J.
Stroble and Mr. Al Rha'i. th \x; e .'
meat c,;tters. They will lie to
see their friends 'her,'.
Po-smasTr.-: G. C. Croma's commis-
sion expired at miainigh, Sai)r. ii .
and the aspirants for this affice ar -
now on the anxious seat. Mr. Cronm
expects to be reappointed.


Fred Robinson of Crystal River
joined here Saturday by his
Miss Lucile Robinson, and they


STo *h-, E:dior Ocala .a:: ...r
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-! ho,,, -ss served a (1
lniilchi.;n. the menu inch
y-' rs. hot b)ut tred rol
"-,el,:.. Ic,'t!,c'. coffee, salt
and candy.
Miss Thagard wore a
own. lJrettily biraided and(

elicious hot
uding fried
Is, pickles.
ed almonds

lovely blue
a big white

have begun housekeeping at the resi- hat trimmed in one long plume and
dence of Mr. J. G. Ferguson. on We- Xa1rl cabishons.
nona street. irs. Mote's guest list included the

1*ni-rilain a hous,"Iar 'y ouring l i
days. having; ;as 'h ir vi.-?s i tri'
:'alf a ',loz n ii f th,'ir iiiiung 4'',., t. i
land they are atiiTi';ci iaIIr; :1I ', rV -:t.
Christmas. M,.1 Br:ian'l: \\,.:it, ar-
Iwill come homa, from \minhrst col I
lege. Mrs. .,. K Austin and har
(laughter. Miss .lJan Austin. willI
come home from At!antta to spetand s '-
e'al days: Mr. Danield ('pplentoian 1ll

followipi young ladies and matrons: cOMf DrOnl o i1e I t I%'stsYT" o F )ri.ltI I
Mr. John Rogers of Lynne was in Mrs. George E. Yancey and littl- Mis es Lillian Thagard. Lucile Stand- Messrs. Charlie and Wilbur ('Cll'Iand
an Saturday. He is very much in love daughter of Oklahoma. who were ex- ley. Etta Hood. Freddie Foy, Annie from Rollins collei-, Missors 'l.,.d
with his home across the river. pected to arrive in Ocala Friday. miss- Davis. Pauline Sullivan. Clara and Johnson and Lucile Mo'or, and
ed connection and arrived Sunday. Ophelia Gray. Fannie Robinson. Annie
Miss Annie Pearl Liddon has gone I way from Stetson Ulivrrtv "lI,
t ortgton Springs to visit rela- Dr. Alfred Beck went il) to .Jesup) to Atkinson. Edna Nelson, Alta Pearson...
to Worthington Springs to visit rela-I there will probably ht- sevs-ral otlh-s
)meet tem. Bessie MacKay and Mesdames Wil-\Vi
tie. during the Christmas flolidays. returning in the n xt ,ral da
liam Hocker. L. W Duval. C. R. Ty-
Mater Bernard Koonce. while Miss Emily Stotesbury will go to ldings, Mrs. 0. G. W\Veston. Mrs. C. H. Several hr our 'oll'd ho"s. ha.-. al-
S his Browie car a few dayNew York City early in January tand loyd a, lirs dByrdy a'artdmhan.n
will sail for Europe about the eighth'
had the misfortune to break his the month to spend a couple of RESOLUTIONS OF RESPECT Gifts From High School Pupils
n months in that country. ___ The Ocaia igli School and th,, i'I
Mr. J. W. Ward. Jr.. of Floral City On to learning of thle deal h of the Hon. !,lary School closed .' FriI 1.y :1:. 1
s a Saturday visitor. His friends F. Barrett reu to San- Otis T. Green. which occurred at his nlloon for a two x\,'ks' \s x .lal
ato know that he is recov ford Saturday night. where goes to ln in Oala, on the i:1 h of Dec(m- School will r '-coii\ ,'. ni .Jania:. 'I .
to know that he is recovering re-enga.e in the celery business. He ,. ni- third
-Mi health 1. il** h law la.s of L 01 of th i_ I ni- llllri
-b health. is aia industrious. hari-working man. .r ( a whih hi o T 1ppil ,, x,, aiis1 ,,f,.
SMr. Ben Kaufman has returned to andin him the Celery City spcuras a :.ward B. rh.'. is a er.i"il:-, aoIop1- i'!!' ol *i lCHo 1l..l
S gs home at Gainesville. after spend- good citizen. a 1 '.k. fot iowi:.g res lktilions of re- ri'l"'s wit \,,ry ha:itol;',, .:2
kgg a couple of weeks here with his 'Qr. Edwin N. Davis has return, s,,ect. I ,, hl ,i '.4x,.ri .. ,' ",q ., i...,l
-Wter. Mrs. George Sht-y. fo Orlando. where h ,.as fo ,, hr,.. Th. Ivine ,. r of th r ll tl
days engaged on thd trial of a murdTr Uni r S' lhas St t I" ) st i on o''i;..J I I or.\ an, i .. ,
'Mr. Bartley Corley. Mr. J. W. Aiken ca T rial was v rv vigorously fr'n his ,jarthlly iduti s t.e HIni. is a t: 1 Iv sn'ry. ,' .-1 ,
Mr. Paul Durand spent Saturday con u,, d and resulted in a n:i "ial'. ., n f O(aia. Florda. tt ,:h,,r t1nait ,1. a :f .i lu s aud
ng at Orange Lake on a hunting Gl ( s'-ei. :.s:n'. Edward ) 'li .i .
They were quite successful'. Mr and Mrs. B. A. W ,rthers are ex.- (;r'*n. :ii '; 'y a o i the ; l : ::
-- l'pecting their son. Mr. Neil \W eathhers. sirIngth of his i:ii nh od :an. a :,'t. ,; l; w-1 i 3 ( 14. , .
Mr. W illiam Sinclair has on, of New York City, for Christmas. H I r. a Ipublii I, (i i.ltiz., ,tandd a ,c.lsclt llii 1'1 n *h. .. .
to Merritt's Island. on the East Coa-T. has been at Portland. Oregon. for th in, and lot in h lui inal anml TaI'er; likwis, v' ' -.1nitail .,! '.
Metday. to spend Christmas with his past two months on legal business for thr 'fore. he it bl, ft.
aughter. Mrs. Howard L. Holmes. his firm. and will con, home flom Kiesolv( dl. Th;;d v. ., t .iib,. Woodmen Elect Officer-.
that city. I h e l\4' ,.la:n:s ,f l t th-- 1 ltriv e.r- P
M r. B. H Norris. one of the taith- 'siiy o01 loriia. I,. h., .hvv ,,x,.a ,l ,)ii r ,, \ \ li" ; i .
tal employes of the 0. K. Groc My. Mr. Frank Harris. .Ir.. wlno is at- deee .st at.:d s;.!'-r,.,.-.i .patvhy o 'vi ()i,', !,,,, ', ''
was taken quite ill on Saturday. anlI tending Eastman Business College at'our clasm:it,, ai:.i ',) his mothr and! C aij (I nai ; ,.- .1M t 1 I ::.
was compelled to leave his post ot Poughkeepsie. N. Y. will spend his bro he-" i,! tho ir great bereav-ent. it i 1 ''n'I. - '
d y. Christmas vacation at Franklin. Va., a R-solved. t rli .r. T.'at a (")py of son. 't ;' .
Mr. -.utland- as the guest of Miss May Camp. who these r-soluiions h. sent to ,our as- ank,,r E ,,,.
Mr. J. J. Rutland of Rutland. Sum- will entertain a houseparty during tenimed classniate anid that other cop- '. ,
eWr county. was numbered among our the holidays. ies be tfr::-h. 1A for publication. ,..I.. a Sal.
vi ftors Saturday. He says that the A S. CREWS. \VWahman-. C. Smi'h
Waters of the 1Withlacoochee river are The greatest danger from influenza C. O. RIVERS.
I- w iis of its resulting in pneumonia. Thi, R M. ROBBINS. Sel r' r-\VIl .lffeoa'
can he obviated by using Chamber- C.MaaE.PI.a'i-LE V l.,'a\ .aii x )od.
lain's Cough Remedy. as it not only. E. PILE. A commiti(e was appoint,,,d to
MKa Mary Burford, after spending cures influenza. but counteracts any Commititer for the Class. aki arrangement fr hil ain ual
a C pl of weeks traveling in Spain. tendency of the disease towards pneu- I
now having a splendid time in monia. Sold by all dealers, m banquet whch w tak,, ila 1',1 iri11P
m. 1 She will spend Christmas in Churchanuary
Sh wil We are requested by the fair mana- On Sunday evening following
gers to say that the prize for the best Christmas there will be rendered at Rioh Men's Gifts Are Poor

SMr. Goldie Barnes was exhibiting child's dress was won by Mrs. H. H. Grace Episcopal church a special beside this: "I want to Io on r-cora
Sthe est pevine hay on the Dodel and i she will make applica Christas musical service. which will assayingthat I regard Elrie Bit-
Sthat wn tion she will recei thtthe same. Thelbe one of the most beautiful services ters as one of the greatest gifts that

Sme time. He was selling it read-
g $26r 5 per ton.
is beth Mizelle has gone to
Lake to spend the holidays
e- tamily, and Miss Georgia
Smitber of our popular school
.2 Lr.bump setsm

check was sent to Mrs. H. H. Deubel
and has been returned.

F. H. Robinson, a well known busi-
ness man of Ocala, is spending a few
dayf at the Park Hotel while in the
city attending to matters connected
-ai*k hia himhr mill Mr Robinson is

ever held in Ocala.
Rev. Campbell Gray. rector of Grace
church, who has such a magnificent
voice, will sing the solos from the ora-
torio, "The Messiah," and we are de-
lighted that our people will have such
an excellent opportunity of hearing
r. Grnyv sinme

God has made to woman." writes Mrs.
0. Rbinevault. of Vestal Center. N. Y.
"I can never forget what it has don*'
for me." This glorious medicine giv-e
a woman buoyant spirits, vigor of
body and jubilant health. It quickly
cures nervousness, sleeplessness, mel-
ancholy, headache, backache, fainting
and dizzy spells: soon builds up the ai avqiely Trv eam-

46, NUMBER 26





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To The Boy Not Over Twelve TYrs OM

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Thewas sent
. er state t week: "To
the Coaference ssionary Educa-
tUo do- we Florida Christian
Endeavor U sf-nd greeting."
"The in m sent to Florida is in-

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deed ft of good things. We would
SMa Woods, M like to lie with ou in person, but as
or .4 Kelg Alcohol is facing a gour stai is too far away to send any,
reTvotlon that threatens the very delegates to ihe foundatons of his throne. Many a accept our cordial good wishes to the
teetotaler in years past has frankly fortunate ones who can attend. May
excepted the medicinal use of al ohol the Holy Spirit load many to cO ie-
from his ban, and has not h11-it:F-.1 'at*, or re-consecratt their live- to
to admit it to the family n;.!i '-,work in the home and foreign mis-
chet. But now the physicians and sions that need them, and all b,- quick-
Scientists and psychologists tell us ened to a personal responsibility in
that they are proving-not guessing or the saving of soul- i. our dire for



... . ..- . ..'a.--. ..-. . ki--
thbaiM. but proving-that alcohol is you."
a powm with. no such saving possibil- By return mail canm this answer
tie as strychnia. for example, just from Mr. Ha Wad. Hi. nra
p*Ia poison of such a degraded and r o th rn P I i -.
secretary of the Young Peorde s Mis-;
destructive character that it has for- .
sionary Movement of the United
felted all claims to any place on the Staes and Canada: "I appreciate
inside of the human body. If this
most sincerely your best wishes for:
is so, the real temperance war is
is so, the real temperance the conference on missionary edu(a-i
drawing to a close. For science co-
erees many a man whom religion af- tion, which is held this week. The;
ecs many a man whom religion a problem confronting us is rousing the.
fects but little; and a joint campaign I u r,
of science and religion against alco- whole church to an intelligent und'-:r-
hol marks the beginning of the end. d randn t n t e d eal
and great and they cannot be dealt
From time immemorial the world! -
with successfully except as God gives
has been cautioned against the im-
h been cautioned against the im- us wisdom to deal with them. Let me GOLD JEWELI
moderate use of intoxicants. A pres- congratulate ou also upon the spln-
congratulate you also upon the spln-n
ent movement, however, based upon Rigs, Studs
careful scientific experimentsan did c-rcular containing suggestive, il Suds
helpsareful scientific experimentfor missionary topics for 199-1.
stituted to discover the definite phys- for i Christian EndeavorI PgS, BrooC
biological effects of alcohol merely, de- meetings." tS, Heckld
clares that any use of it. even the yo he sld meetings
most moderate, as a remedy or a be- on December 19th. full of the spirit Chails.
of Christ-like unselfishness for others
The men who for some years have and gratitude to God for the first IN THE
been pursuing this line of investiga- Christmas gift-our Lord. Let us also
tion are notably Schnyder and Dubois
tion are notably Schnyder and Dubois not forget in giving our holiday gifts. ELRY, SILVE
of Bern, Switzerland, Kraepelin of the important of all
What is the most important of all.
University of Munich, Martin Mayer that which Paul said of the ESTABLISHM
that which Paul said of the Macedon-
of Heidelberg. HellUtin of Helsingfors ian Christians: "They first gave their ARTICLES M
and Aschaffenberg of Munich. .. ARTICLES M
own selves to the Lord."
These men are working purely in CISM. BUT T
For the convention in Interlachen, CISM, BUT TI
the interest of science, and are not
temperance reformers in the accept-" Y request, was sent from the pen o
ed sense. Rev. J J. Thomson, associate super-,
intendent of the Anti-Saloon League. i
The Beer and Brawn Fallacy a strong paper. and one of the best
By a series of carefully studied appeals to Christian Endeavorers we:
tests, repeated over and over again, have ever read. This address will )be A ,
it has been shown that the most temn-lused probably when the convention A E
operate use of alcohol, the glass or two cormes at a later period, bu' before
of that "fine German bier" daily then we hope to have it in printed
which Von Molike said was "a more form for circulation over Florida. In
dangerous enemy to Germany than the Or'ando convention an entire ses-
all of the French army," diminishes sion was given to Christian citizen-
the working capacity of laboring men. ship. and at Bradenrown this most im-
and that the mechanic who drinks portant theme was given much promi-
even moderately can exceed himself nnen(. A greeting from our unM on
from twelve to twenty-eight per cent. was sent by request To the W. C. T.' O
when abstaining from drink. In prov- U. convention held in Plant City.
ing this the only instruments needed One of the wide-t-awak- societies DEPART
are the multiplication table and a in our union is tha! of the Prtsbyt- --
watch. Q



iletidce Seuggeestion

We offer for your selection HERE the most comprehensive showing we have
ever made of appropriate articles for HOLIDAY GIFTS that will both delight

the recipient and giver and also have that adied value .4, permanent and

lasting charm.

Your attention is especially invited to our su! erb cole:tin :

dsX Silverware ;Gold Jewelry" CutGlass : Watc

i, Pendants,
:bes. Lock-
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Silver, Glass aod Pottery, Cliro,. Knives.

ForKs, Spoors, Ti oys, Bowls, Vases, Pitchers, Jugs,
Caodelobra. Platters. Tureeqs, Coffee Set Olives,
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Heart Action
It has been shown, for example. that
it is not tbe glass ot wine nor the ta-
blespoonful of brandy given to the
fainting or exhausted patient, bur the
horizontal position and the act of
swallowing, that reflexly restores con-
sciousness. That merely swallowing
the saliva, in some cases, is suffi-
cient; that the deglutition of warm
water is better than cold. that swal-
lowing warm tea-au always safe
stimulant-is bes*: and that the use
of any alcohol, whether as whiskey.
brandy, beer. or any oiher variety of
intoxicating drink., .'t best but delays
permanent restoration, and, in ex-
treme cases of exhaustion or fainting.
may hasten death, because alcohol di-
minishes the efficiency of the heart
muscle-the muscle upon the feeble-
ness of which the fainting depends.
This is not theory, but exact medical
science. The stethoscope and ergo-
graph are the instruments, here. of
positive knowledge.

Again, in the case of colic. stomach-
ache, gastradynia, or any of the pain-
ful conditions, due to the presence in
the intestinal tract of food fermenting
or undigested, and where the indica-
tions are for its removal, the popular
and sometimes professional "remedy"
for such a state is the ever-present
whiskey or brandy, or the equally
ubiquitous "digestive tonic," always
strong in alcohol. This practice, al-
though as hoary as the pyramids, as
old as the prophets, and as orthodox
as anything in ancient or modern
medicine, is now shown to be a detri-
ment to the patient, and must also be
relegated to the limbo of ancestral
errors. For the use of such a drug as
alcohol, which merely diminishes pain
by paralyzing sensation without in
any way removing the cause of dis-
comfort, and more. which adds to the
danger by suspending the digestion of
the offending matter, is certainly not
in keeping with the progress of thea-
peutics as an exact science.
In such cases the instrumnets of
precision are the test-tube, supple-

rians in St. Peter--burg. Thir presi-
dent, Mr. Alexander Lii.n. "means b)ts-
iness." and that is the kind we need
in all our societies. Mr. Linn has
sent us some sugges-tive plans that
are helping them. First are rules for
the C. E. society. The hymns will lhe
selected by the prayer meeting com-
mittee. The leader shall report to the
prayer meeting committee the names
of two or more short addresses that
have been arranged for. Ten or more
short references on the subject shall
be written and dlistrrbuted by the ush-
ers before the meeting begins. Each
leader shall select at least ten verses
for responsive reading. The order of
service iss:
1. Hymn. two stanzas.
2 Hymn. two stanzas.
3. Prayer.
4. Hymn. two stanzas.
5. Responsive rain.
H. Hymn. two stanzas.
7. Scripture reading.
S. Leader's address.
9. Other addresses announced by
10. Scripture verses.
11. Open meeting.
12. Closing song, two stanzas.
13. Benediction.
We would be very glad of informa-
tion sent by other societies of such
plans for progressive out-of-the-ruts
work. and they will be of untold bene-
fit to endeavorers elsewhere.
St. Lucie's Example

St. Lucie, a young but smart coun-
ty, voted $200,000 of road bonds by a
good. safe majority, and will have
highways equal to those laid in any
section of the state. St. Lucie is al-
ready rated a rich county, we know,
but she will be richer presently, when
she gets her good roads fairly in op-
eration. Any county that goes in for
these gains in population, gains in
business, gains in money. Show us a
county, or a city, for that matter, with
bum roads, and we will show you a
county or a city, .as the case may be.
that is making elegant progress back-
ward instead of forward.-Pensacola

(Edited by Mrs. Powers and Miss
Steveins. to whom all contributions
should be addressed.

Some ask: *"What good came of last
year's sale of Red Cro-s stamps'"
Haven't you noticed the avalanche of
tuberculosis literature flooding the
mails? Most of it goes into 'be trash
basket. to be sure, but it holds yoer
attention nevertheless, and the edu-
cational campaign conducted through
the newspapers of the whole country"
has fulfilled its mission of teaching
the nature, cause. prevention and cure
of the dreaded white plague.
In our own state the sale of stamps.
conducted by the Women's Clubs.
made possible the "All Florida" cam-
paign. Under the auspices of the
state board of health. Jacksonville
board of trade and Women's Clubs,
the services of the eminent scientist,
Prof. Routzahn. were secured and in-
stitutes held in all the larger towns.
and much enthusiasm and interest
It also made possible the passing
in the legislature of the health bills,
and the state ownership of the tuber-
culosis sanitarium at Narcoosa.
But this is only a beginning. It must
be a "shoulder to shoulder" work for
years to stamp out the plague of cen-
turies, but it can be done.
* .

By using Red Cross stamps every-
one can take part in the great na-
tional tuberculosis campaign. Now
that so many of the states have their
own stamps, it is interesting to watch
for them on the Christmas letters and
packages, and we are just a little dis-
appointed when there are none. If
the use of the stamps becomes gener-
al the income will be amazing, and be-
sides the use of the money by the
committees in charge, the very senti-
ment created and wide-spread atten-
tion called to this greatest of all
plagues-tuberculosis-will cause peo-
ple to think and finally DO!

Dr. Van Hood. who has just return-
ed from New York, tells us of the
street car tickets having printed on


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Postoffice Drug Store, the Court Phar-
macy and the postoflfce. They are at-
tractive and helpful, and only 1 cent

There are at the Woman's Ex-
change some lovely band-made em-
broidered waists and corset covers,
baby yokes, caps and sacques, center-
pieces and various novelties, making
suitable and individual Christmas
presents. Anyone desiring informa-
tion may phone Miss Annie Davis, No.

When Did Reese Get On?
The campaign will begin to warm


Are Best and Cheapest, But Why

tie Citrus Trees in the Fa .

We have published a booklet telling the reasons fo
I TH Fall or pbl It ios prepared with tkh extreme care we 3
fitl tomany.bliatin and will prove of interest to all and
SA Our booklTetsT ar all #e .

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S"en of the preachers
remd until the last of the an-
3 I SI0 r 8Monday night. The as-
UI' mt are as follows:
-L Miami District

I F.. Ley, Presiding Elder-
t and Lotus, to be supplied;
0- right; Crescent City,
Davis; Dania and Fort Lauder-
J. L. Cooper; 'Delray and Boyn-
L Haynes; DeLand, N. S. Tabor:
SPierce, W. A. Myers; Hastings
I ssion, s. I. Hendrix; Key West.
church, F. Pasco; Key West,
"Chapel, E. A. Harrison; Key
Memorial, T. H. Sistrunk; Key
La Trinidad, Ignatio Gonzalez;
O.HD.D. Driffenworth; Lemon
0. H. Fans; Miami, J. D. Sei-
New Smyrna and Port Orange.
G. Mitchell; Oveido, J. S. Brooks;
Howard Dutill; Sanford, A.
Householder; Stuart and Jenson,
SA Lowder; Titusville, H. F. Har-
; West Palm Beach, R. Ira Barnett.
Ocala District
T. J. Nixon, P. E.-Alachua, C. W.
teon; Anthony, Wetherton;
0on, W. C. Norton; Busmaell. C.
1. Phillips; Citra, R. M. Williams;
an, T. F. Griffith; Crystal River,
SL. Cooper; Dunnellon. J. L. Fol-
*om; Gainesville and Mission, W. E.
1Wilson; High Springs, J. L. Seats;
Interlachen. J. S. Collier; Inverness.
M. M. Lord; Lady Lake. Nease; Lees-
burg, H. Hill; Melrose, T. L. Z. Barr:
Micanopy, H. S. Haflinger; Ocala, J.
W. Bigham; Reddick, F. M. C. Eads;
Rochelle, B. T. Rape; Starke, E. J.
Gates; Umatilla, 31. T. Bell; Willis-
ton, John Beers. *---* a ,.

VP,, Tallahame District
L W. Moore, P. E.-Apalachicola,
W. N. Wagner; Aucilla, A. L. Wood-
ward; Bristol circuit, to be supplied;
Carrabelle, R. E. L. Folsom; Chatta
hoochee, J. C. Pace; Fenholloway, D.
G. McDaniel; Greenville, J. E. Shep-
herd; Havana, W. C. Smith; Hinson,
W. J. Gray; Leon circuit, T. Williams;
Madison, H. L. Whitnell; Madison
circuit, T. C. Bradford; Mayo, W. T.
Brantley; Midway, W. B. Edwards;
Monticello, R. H. Barnett; Perry, H.
B. Perritt; Quincy, J. B. Ley; Sop-
choppy, F. L. Crosson; Sycamore, G.
W. Wesley; Tallahassee, Trinity, I. S.
Patterson; Tallahassee, Boulevard, W.
G. Fitcher; Waukeenab, D. E. Har-
din; West Madison circuit, T. F. Ro-
land; Woodville, W. E. Dorsey.
Tampa District
W. M. Poage, P. E.-Blanton, W. H.
Newkirk; Bradentown, S. Scott;
Bloomingdale, J. M. Diffenworth;
Clearwater, J. T. Howell; Curlew, I.
A. Vernon; Dade City, J. F. Bell; Lar-
Xgo, A. B. Haltom; Manatee, J. E. Mick-
ler; Miakka, W. H. F. Roberts; Pal-
metto, A. M. Daiger; Parrish, H. C.
Hoffman; Plant City, F. R. Bridges:
Port Tampa and City Mission, F. L.
Glennen; Sarasota, W. F. Allen; Serf-
aer, R. L. Honiker; Sutherland. B. K.
Thrower; St. Petersburg. Olin Bog-
gin; Tampa, First church, W. J. Car-
penter: Tampa. Hyde Park. J. R. Ca-
son; Tampa. Tampa Heights. S. Har-
din; Tampa, North Tampa, W. A. My-
ers; Tampa, Gary, J. C. Diggs; Tam-
pa, Little Italy. Gustavo V. Romano;
Tarpon Springs, A. M1. Marion: Ybor
City and West Tampa. J. D. Lewis.
Gillermo Perez. D. Canera. N. J. Cas-
Firt Myers District
S. W. Lawler, P. E.-Alva Hudson.
Arcadia, D. B. Sweat; Apopka, to be

sUpplied; Bartow, C. F. Blackburn.
Brooksville. D. A. Cole; Bowling
Green, J. W. Austin; Fort Meade. .1
L. Moon; Fort Myers, F. Pixton: Fort
Myers Mission. K. F. Jones: Hernan-
do Mission. J. D. Frierson; Kathleen.
to be supplied; Kissimmee. K. F.
Jones; Kissimmee Mission, S. A Wil-
son; Lakeland, Dr. W. K. Piner: Mait-
land Mission. C. L. Eady: Mulberry.
L. Osser; Nocatee. W. A. Weir; Orlan-
do, J. B. Mitchell; Punta Gorda, to be
supplied: Ponce Mission, to be sup-
plied; Wauchula. W. R. Thesca; Win-
ter Haven Mission. J. L. Cushwell.
Webster, G. S. Henderson; Winter
Havet Boyd.
Jacksonville District
J. H. Hendry, P. E.-Callahan. E. J.
Hardee; Columbia, M. 0. Williams:.
et-adina, T. W. Tompkies; Fort
SWhite, G. H. York; Green Cove, J. A.
Morrow; Jasper. G. F. Scott; Jen-
| ta, L D. Davis; Jacksonville, inrst
e Dr. Andrew Sledd; Jackson-



i Mr. and Mrs. Join Harvey Duffy,
{formerly of Atlanta. now of Mobile,,
Alabama, announce the engagement of
their daughter, Cassie May. to Mr.
George Louis Van Echop of Charlotte.
the wedding to take palace on the
morning of January 19. at St. Vin-
ceut's church, Mobile.
Miss Duffy is one of Mobile's mos:
cultured and attractive young wonen..
Mr. Van Echop is connected with th-
Ed Mellon Company, and is on+- o:
Charlotte's most erurgetic and poiup-
lar young men. The wedding will !,+.
a very quiet affair.-Charlotte (N. (.I
Daily Observer.
The above news will hbe read wvi'l i
interest by the Ocala friends of hl..
groom. MIr. Van Echop formerly liv-
ed in Ocala. being a member of t.:-
well known firm of DavidIson & Van&
Echop, which some years ago wa., o-:.
of our most prominent business lirnms
Mr. Van Echop was very popular -o,
cially in Ocala and has i..any frienr.d
here who will be delighted to learn
of his approaching marriage.


The board of directors of the ".-
rion County Fair Association desiring,
to express their appreciation of t.
assistance rendered the ninagena.Ai;
during the late county fair, hereby ex-
tend their sincere thanks to each in-!
dividual who in any manner contril,-'
ute.l towards the success of the fair
to the ladies especially, who gratuit-
ously devoted their time and talents;
to the domestic exhibits our gratitude"
is tendered. To the Southern Expiess
company, who carried free of charge
both ways exhibits intended for the:
fair, and to the Ocala Water Com-
pany who donated water for placing
the track in proper condition we are
under obligations. So many assisted
that it is impossible to designate each
by name. We thank you all, and hope
in the future to merit your confidence
by striving to make each fair better
and more representative of the re-
sources of our county of Marion.
T. T. MUNROE. Treas.
Board of Directors.

A Change of Preachers
It will be seen from tho assign' ,n's
of the Methodist preachers, by the 1it:.
annual conference held at Lakeland
that Ocala is to lose the services ;
Re\. R. H. Barnett Dring his twe
years' ministry in this ciy 1r -ar -
ntt has mahe ma!ary w:rIn t'.-1.,<. 11
\ ho will regret to have him lea\v i.- i
has t' en a faithful anri zealous w:)rk-
'r. and has had an *'ye sing b for
s:rtrengtlening and ilargin, his MA -
ter's kingdom.
Mr. Barnett oues t, M'*iTw,'l] t' .
will b' succeeded here' by R'-v I .\V
Bisham of Jacksonville. on" of the
strong preachers of the coi.fere'ice


by local applications, as they cannot
reach the seat of the disea.-'e, and iv.
order to cure it you must take inter-
nal remedies. Hall's Catarrh Cure is

taken internally, and acts directly on
the blood and mucous surfaces. Hall's
Catarrh Cure is not a quack nmedwine
It was prescribed by one of the host
physicians in this country for years,
and is a regular prescription. It Is
composed of the best tonics known.
combined with the best blood purifiers.
acting directly on the mucous surfac-
es. The perfect combination of the
two Ingredients is what produces such
wonderful results in curing catarrh.
Send for testimonials free.
F. J. CHENEY & CO.. Props..
Toledo. Ohio
Sold by druggists. price 75c.
Take Hall's Family Pills for consti-
pation. m

Fill the empty stockings and you
can make Christmas mean something
to yourself and to somebody else as
well.-Tampa Tribune.

Orange Nursery Stock for Sale
I have for sale about 10,000 choice
budded orange trees, clear of all in-
sects. You should get my prices be-
fore buying elsewhere. For further
information address E. 0. Cordrey,
V ____ i 1-9-7A ,AR

Merry Christmas To All.


*Written for the Ocala Banner ,

Ring out the bells of Heaven.
Swaying and swinging their chinm-.
Drifting to earth the echo
Of the joyous Christmas time.
Over the world it trembles.
In the stillness of the .lawn.
(Cime out. ye bells, the trilings.
That th.- dear Chrit-chlild is born

(hri.-t. the Infant Redeemer.
Oh. people, listen andl kneel
in joyful adoration.
As the bells their tidings peal.
P,-ae'! Ring the lovely story.
Over the turbulent earth.
4;ood will to all. the message
Rung out at the Savior's birth.

Li-ten: Ye world, in rapture.
As floats the echo along.
Rung by the bells of Heaven,
.A Savior to man is born:
(ive unto Hinm your worship
As the tuneful tones chime,
!r(,nm 2olIen hells of lH-av-n
Ar t':e aildsoi.;e Chrir'-n:a. tir-e.

(i(:!ld i ils, swaying, ringin ,
(':-iing your granl message down.
Ot'.r hile grass-wreath-e,1 meadows.
And into the sleeping town:
Wak,- the world with your music.
Drifting it over the seas.
That ships may catch the tidings
t'..-t far on the ocean breeze.

0. golden bells of Heaven.
Ring sweetly from year to year.
The wondlrois olden story
Of pure Christ and Christmas cheer.
List! The nim!ody quivers
Through the dim and starlit morn.
All nations shout Hosanna!
The wonderful Christ is born'

At this happy season the Christian world presents the spec-
tacle cf a grand and glorious unity. The most diverse forms of
faith and ceremony, gliding in opposite spheres of thought, and
moving in the most eccentric opinion, are illuminated with the
glory of one great event, and gravitate to a common center. The
joy bells of many sects are all chiming at this season, and ring-
ing in sweet accordance throughout many lands, awakening a
great happiness in the heart of our common humanity. The win-
ter even grows genial, as though tbe world in its frosty veins
felt the warmer quickening of that glad. mysterious hour when
the infant. Jesus, was born upon its bosom. His advent reflects
its gladness and its glory upon the hour. His devotion to truth,
love and kindness has broken the chains and freed myriad souls.
It is a time for the sympathies of a common faith, for the feeling
of a common mumanily, while the sweet, soothing zephyrs play
through the beautiful forests of the sunny south, proclaiming a
union of spirit strong as the love of man for his loving Creator-

Sp' on' 2 .,:. -n: D,-ar old Time in thy flight.
P,n le-t ile go vw.ith youi i;e rest of the night.
Without, wintry- winds whi-te and imoan.
Si:ting near a large window, but not alone.
There's soinc: hiig -oilnd and about me s)o i 11'r.
'c!ie gie,'*.. ii: .'- ailhi!." prIesence is here.
i; Us t .;e fi-0 -O t '.A in '. 1id* r t'the soil-
!r lia" I,-'. it must b-'. the presence of God.
it tells nl e the l goo( :'i ,acih soul nevi r dies.
Fo(r lo x in each nimaiger the Christ-babe lies.
It :imay 1,b as: low as a thought tnspl)oke.
Or det''p s the aco'ii in thle h,-art of th.-- oak:
But some way "or soni -ho'-'. though it can inoIt be told.
Sometime and sonmi. where, it will surely unfold:
And The stars that are shining :-o brightly o''rhead,
They speak to ite living, they spe).ak t;'r oir iead:
They shine through my window so clearly t',nizht.
A.\n. cover me over with their so *, in'ellow light.
I c(.i easily imagine.' my dear onets on high
Sending m,' itnwssagtes of love from tht' sky;
An. i tl;h ii. it is not so tvery. very far
Out into ito world where imy faithful fritenls a: e.
I see t!,eir sw ett smail. feel their h+a:'ty haud-clasp.
And wonder. yes. woniler. if my soul can grasp
Ti, real meaning otf that beautiful word. Ivredml.
In it all qualities anil emotions blend.
Friendship in its nollest and highest diezr,-.e
Holds all that one' soul bo another can be.
Each knows that the other is of himself a part.
Each forgives the frailties of the human heart.
Knowing the false, the untrue, in fact. all unkindn,.-i
Faithful unto death is the heart of a friend
Is only the result of human blindness.
Who sees only good from beginning to end.
Who knows that whatever comes as the soul's b.-qu .-.,
Hlas been. now is. and ever will be, blest.
For the loving and all-wise Father of the race
Holds all His children in a clase embrace.
It is not always the love we receive gives pleasure.
But the love we give without stint or measure:
Selfish desire oft asks much in return.
While jealousy steady on its altars burn.
But unselfish love sheds its rays like the sun.
Fed from the heart of the Omnipotent One:
Knowing that the good of one is the good of all.
It readily responds to the Father's call.
Twelve months and bright Christmas will be here- a u,n
On its mission of peace and good will to men
I am still lat my window, but not alone-
One hand throws a kiss to dear ones at Heaven's hearth.
The other extended to the children of earth,
And my heart overflows with joy and delight.
It makes me so happy to shine Heaven's light.

May God's choicest blessings rest upon all. and prosperity
attend each one on their purchasing trips, to brighten and en-
liven other lives.
Merry Christmas! Oh, yes, it comes but once a year. so-
Merry Christmas, friends-Merry Christmas, ever so many times.



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ter shape. 1,h.-n ma t of .. n a le. 4a
i>old*r n N o> l** I |, t. r- i io*** if
Mr. G. K. Williams. who has super- "tle:tor al.'. '. *ll' Th'via* ., *
intended the construction of the, gov a 'u 1 r rl thf sla" 'ra***t a
ernment buildinK in this city. asslst !tan' and w:l. .'. -ld h Is *r -r
ed by his son. Mr. E. M. Williams. toa"krt of *41-11 '* a.g***14 1'** 10
expected to he joined today by his brolders.-I. eah arrid.** *'it 4 IilI oral
wife and daughter, an.! this interest ion an **latwirt.* and ** htn4I rtIW 4
ing family may spend the winter in illn The- or- rr***o *,saiiPto *
Ocala. They spent thie last winter exi1fli" pfllon-*n -, talg u now *.4.
with us and made many friends while in a ptinf.I1 %4&af l1h',uib-t "th a elarg
here. ornament and f' 1tis.' '*f 'h- *erve l
gold n b t-ad TN.*- l**,.-*- .**.r, ,mas
Mr. Chas. W. White of New York ,,f tho. golden t h*Au, .an. as- *.tbrll
passed through Ocala yester-lay e n garnituren f thl. crytal 'remaw eed
route home from I.akelan,l. where he th* .le 'olltage. lli* Mlav4aen tar
attended the annual session of the )fI t he -olor oif ,urnimob*. ,,enp*-rw *
Florida conference as a lay delegate It Mund in cla-. -, '*rat i,4i, rvM
,het i6i.w .I.l hi -1.1 i ter*- b a
The grand jury will probably ad- ,i.hamnon, fill. of ..lar.' 4'- W
journ today. It found twnty-flve or hi h .tIa :.,'-' -n. . r ,.I *9-r
thirty indictments and the crirm-inal lwer- r .r-.. no,. .**r to, a ,*i
locket at this term of the court i ; FI k*-. 's ;i,. .., I t(-;.' atrrT
larger than it has hb-een in mninyv ye-iar ;:,z t, in in h. r .td itg -tinfln-*.l' twr
I ")wn ,of h.. ; \ r,- ,;I '. i is
t)r. E. Lawrience S.cott ,f i, irlln oi ,gfill .6 4 0. #4
hari. .labanma. -rrived i i (Ocal}I on i nl, .. *
T s ':." "', s ,rid n t t'he joi .- Chr .
a:i.; .,nason wi'h his parntit..' Mr an.l
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Mr.4 (;oree NPeb'on oranm tup to orcal&
Tuos~day af"-rrtwon to tw jTeseont at
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g lag my t5g, and bow it lies
Syewr land and my land and half the
world awar;
3..e red and blood red its stripes tor-
eve s Mnm;
Ialow white and soul white, the good
ftot"then* dream:
y blue and true blue. with stars that
gleam aright;
no glorted guidon of the day, a shel-
ter through the UIgt-
Toar lag and my flag. and oh. how
much It bolds!.
YTe m and m land secure within
Its folds:
Sbeart anm my heart beat quicker
at the sight;
a*k-kimed and wind-tossed, the aed
WO blue and white:
oMe flag, the great flag, the flag ror
me and you;
swatted all else beside.. the red and
white and blue.


P. V. Leavengood, Business Manager


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The Miami Metropolis anomnates
the Tribune for umpire of the "Nes-
tor" question. Thus far Edttor Cald-
well of the Jasper News is in the
lead, with forty-nine years of contin-
uous service on the Florida press.
Editor Harris and Editor Bittinger of
Ocala have not entered their claims
as yet, doubtless due to their modesty
about revealing their exact ages. Un-
less a superior claim is made before
January 1. the Tribune will award the
palm to the Jasper veteran.-Tampa
This is an horror that is not par-
ticularly desirable. It is, indeed, a
distinction to be avoided rather than
sought. especially since a man past
sixty is fit neither for "treason. strat-
egem nor spoils." According to the
logic of a distinguished scientist he is
fit only to adorn the chloroform chair.
Despite our cry. time refuses to
"turn back in her flight:" So wt sup-
pose that it is just as well to say that
we are no longer youthful, and. make
a candid confession.
When the editor of this paper had
his first introduction into a printing
office Madison S. Perry was gov-rn-

aursed and nurtured in affluence, had
nothing In the wide, wide world but a
number of emancipated slaves and one
or two bushels of unredeemable
You young fellows, who think your"
outlook is cheerless, how does that*
picture strike you?
The world has never witnessed a
more complete upheaval, a more
cheerless and widespread desolation.
Yes; the editor of this paper wit-
nessed that and all the scenes that
followed it up to the present time, and

he still feels strong, buoyant and hope-
Who were his caoeniporaries?
Well. let's see. There was D)yke.
and Hilton. and Reynolds, and Allison.
and Gilli5. and Arnow, and Smit., andi
Fairbanks. andl Filles. and Wo!fe. and
Sholy, and Gunn, and Bowen. and
Burnside. and Choney. and McLin. and
Magbe.-. and Spencer, and Wall, and
Elliot:, and Perry. and Papy. and
Gore. and Porter, anl Powrs. and
Babcock. and .McCallum. and Wilscn.
and many others who have, long snict
answered the last roll call and :.ave
!been gath.e(-:-l o thl:ir fat~hers.

or of Florida ad'i David L. Yul-e wa --
our senior United States senator. The THE VULTURE
"Little Hatchet Creek war" was on.
It seems that the governor wanted Has it ever occurred to you that the
Mr. Yulee's railroad, which was then i law of compensation is illustrated per-
building on down the peninsular, to fectl- in thp- case of the obscene. un-

v a - '...... ... ... ....... .
Six months ................. .50 make a detour and go by Little gain buzzard
Three months................ .30 Hatcet Creek." hard by is plana- Think of it a moment. He has no
tion. The senator refused to do so, enemies: envy, jealousy, unreasoning
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1909 the governor refused to sign the prejudice. aim no poisoned shafts at
bonds, and the war was on. him no other bird wants his job, and
Every family should plant a Christ- After that came the great campaign he himself is contented with it.
mas tree and grow presents. of 1#,'. True, hei has no friends. but he
For intensity of feeling and vivid- Toesn't appear to need. any. He is
Quite a number of home-hunters ness of oratory. it has never since Lad perfectly independent-and he knows
went out to Burbank yesterday., its counterpart. that as long as the world lives, he
John Milton was the democratic will have a home: and lthat as long
The merry-go-rounds are with us, candidiate for governor and Edward w la nu h i hat o
as death endures he will l-avo enough
and everything indicates that Christ- Hopkins the whig candidate. Each to eat A to wearing aparel his r-
mas is on the way. man had a skeleton hid away in his on the free list. He bothers no-
closet and bottle were fully exposed. body's business, and nobody bothers
Mr. Ernest C. Rawls of Jacksonville. Wilk Call was one of the whig eect- his. Of all creation, he enjoys the
formerly of this city. was visiting in ors and his brother, George Call. was exclusLve luxury of being left alone.
Ocala on Friday. one of the democratic electors. They Look upward into the heavens

Mrs. Lewis of California is visiting canvassed the state together. an, above you, some sunny day of sun -
her sister. Mrs. C. J. Jewell. at her,made the political atmosphere lurid ner-away up yonder. almost out of
wit, h their impetuous oratory. Plox- r i ; 1)uzzar. circling
home several miles south of town. with tm e his peuus oratoric. d t t .igt. there s. th bunzzard, circling,
__ ham made- hi' politicI del't that ^.slowly, steadily. serenel-, around; the
Mrs. Jack Walker came down yes- year and was everywhere in demand. only unconcerned living creature that
terday afternoon from Martin for a Lincoln. Douglas. Bell and Breckin- your eyes can perceive.
short visit to her sister, Mrs. Wodrow. ridge were the candidates for presi-' The othr birds are all uneasy
ient. and the bells that were rung in about something. They all have eUe-
Xr. and Mrs. A. E. Owen and chil- that campaign are ringing in our ears mies. The law of their lives is .eter-
dren are now occupying the residence even now with their tintintabulations. nal vigilance. They dare not feel.
at the corner of South Fourth and The refrain was more intense than or bathe. or fly. or p rch without
Watula streets, owned by Mr. H. C. the felici:ous cadences to the peon scanning narrowly the surroundings,
Jones. which atded so much to Pos imor- in which ma lur the snae, the
Stalit.v hawk. the cat. They live in constant
The Marion Development Company i Then can,-a the election tor: dle.-
fear; they start ar every sound. Their
have leased their old office quarters in ia',-, to the secession convention. foes are legion: and after a harrass-
the Robertson buying. opposite the ..hich was to dissolvee the bands thit ing day of continual ptril and narrow
Ocala Banner office. and will move in boun,i u to the federal union. escapes, the owl or coon or 'possum
on next Monday ready for business. How vivid are those scene.: How or rat mav clutch them whe re the
iv -11 v> remember when the inrell:- roost at nigh".
Late Friday afternoon r. Will Ga- wa- received ha th ordinance No s t utur He hasnt a
ry and .Master George Looney. wiuo,.a d passd. It was hailed with he care or a ftar on his mini. He sails
were riding bicycles, collided at the r*n :r.u of bells, illuminations. torel composedly through the cerulean sea
corner of the Star office. Neither ligh prrocessions and scenes of revel- loftily secure
were hurt. but Master. George's bicv- .,
were hurt. but Mas George y throhout all the cities of Florida. . ,
cle was demolished. Tten came war's wild alarums: the' There are the beasts of the field-

Mr. P. L. Durisoe -avs that he has tramp of soldiers: the rattle of mus- they all have their enemies, their anx-
sold twenty-five dollars worth of ketry and the roar of heavy artillery, ieties. their conflicts. Lion assails
'possums since Talt's ''possum dinner as of distant thunder. lion, tigers rend tigers, serpents bat-
In New Orleans. When properly pre- Then tile surrender. tie with serpents, the great stolid ox
pared the 'possum .:.a'les a most It has been the lot of few people shivers with fright when he sees the
tempting dish. to have undergone severer experienc- glittering eyes of the snake in the
es or witnessed greater transforma- grass, torturing swarms of insects

Hon. and M:.,. W. J. Bryan of Ne-
braska. their son and two daughters,
Miss Grace Bryan and Mrs. Ruth Bry-
an Leavitt. and the latter's children.
will spend the winter in South Ameri-
ca, after paying a visit to Cuba.

Dr. and Mrs. E. Van Hood are hav-
ing the interior of their home on Fort
King avenue greatly improved in sev-
eral ways. They are putting down
hardwood floors, new papering, etc,
and when finished it will be like a
brand new house.

During State Attorney Edwin W.
Davis's enforced absence from home,
Mr. Emanuel Martin has been acting
as state attorney in his stead, and
has performed the duties of the office
in a most acceptable manner. Mr. Da-
vis is in Orlando and has been repre-
senting the state in the sixth circuit
In certain matters in which the state
attorney of that circuit was disquali-

Divorced by his wife. Ruth Bryan
Leavitt, on the allegation of cruelty
and non-support. William Homer
Leavitt, the Newport. R. I.. artist. re-
ftese to remain alilent under the
charges. Mr. Leavitt is now proceed-
lag with the preliminaries necessary
to the filing of a petition asking the
Lancaster county district court to set
aside the decree in his former wife's
favor, and to reopen the case.

Mayoralty Fight in Boston

Special to the Ocala Banner:

We have photographed on our mind
a picture. the reproduction of which,
may give some idea of the height and
depth of those experiences.
This picture is of a plantation on
which there were more than one hun-
dred slaves. It was like a little king-
dom. and was much happier than a
great many. Tariffs and trusts gave
it no concern. It raised its own wool
and cotton and did its own weaving.
It had its looms and its spinning
wheels; it had its wheelright and
blacksmith, shop; it had its own grist
and saw mill; it tanned its own leath-
er and manufactured its own shoes;
it made its own wagons, its plows and
ploughshares; it had its own carpen-
ters and masons, and erected its own
buildings, and the products of its
smokehouse and dairy would have
won the blue ribbon at our late Ma-
rion County Fair. The male and fe-
male members of the household had
their man servants and maid servants,
had their horses and equippages, and
their every beck and call and wish
were anticipated and gratified more
than any prince or potentate of earth,
and having no thought of the morrow.
life was a sweet and endless song.
The editor of this paper was adopt-
ed into that home.
But there came a change-a nip
ping, an untimely frost.
The fires of patriotism burned with
fervor in the veins of the male mem-
bers of that little principality, anfu
they were quick to respond to their
. ...M va dsll s .-. .J L^ _- d t- ,

pursue to madness the helpless quad-
rupeds: the hog devours the kid and
the lamb; and the wolf. the bear, the
fox and the man devour the hog.
Throughout all animated nature,
the strife is incessant. Nature's laws
-inexorable and universal and un-
changeable-make the weak the food
of the strong, makes the stomach an
insatiable sepulchre, sends the resist-
less roots of life deep down into the
fertile soil of death.
Not so the buzzard. Nothing feeds
on him--he feeds upon everything. He
doesn't have to work for a living, nor
stalk his prey, nor swoop hawk-like
for his dinner of quail, or his supper
of spring chicken. He doesn't have to
crawl on his belly and serpentine his
way over meadow and fallowfleld, on
the hunt for mice, or bird-eggs, or
young rabbits, or nestlings.
No. indeed. Others provide his
food. Sailing peacefully, evenly, with-
out visible beat of wing, floating with
no apparent effort, circling in fixed
orbit as though he were himself some
black-sheep member of the distant
constellations-the vulture bides his
time. He isn't worried about any-
thing. Where his next meal will come
from is a matter of no disquieting con-
sequence. He knows that it will
come-and he sails, round and round,
in a fathomless, shoreless, radiant
Consider the ocean and they that
dwell within it; can you find security
and peace and rest? From the tini-
est mullet to the monsters of the deep

Is, when the squadron of shares en- TOM WATSON ON H A IA
compass the whale, or pursue the TIt
dreaded swordfish; and what a ghast- Not because he was a member of
ly combat that is, when the sharks congressnot because e was twice
fight over the prey; and wounded the nomlnre of thE populist party for
sharks are beset by sharks. resident not bt cause hist an orator
And that which we see arnmong the president not eaus h. is an orator
birds of the air. the beasts of the field. of merit, but Tom Watson will gon
the f.shes of the sea. is faithfully du- down in history )ecaus h has won
plicated in the life of man. There fame with his
no peace anywhere, nor rest, nor r. Wsn h as written ma place
curi'y, nor freedom from care an things ~ i of our nhi tury. bua plae
fear. The rivalries of busin-ss. the in th- li eratur,- ot our century, b tl
inroads of disease, the enmities which i has wri,. t na hingthu a of hio ll
luxur)at- alonz tho part. st dr-ad of citizens a ii articl- on ".socialHsm."
rrthat a, now being prin',' in th,. cur-
reo:ws tLat lie beyond thf. dim nriv, r r azlue.
-;,h. who is free. fmro thral!'. shows rh. h-au.r. th- strnguh
Worn onu by the batnr. atd ;h- i m shows t i,. .,-af tharri e tir.-u
nm rci. the straz ,ler n: fall byv t-, t i. t le r t i ..' t fh' narrink a nti.
wnyside. erawl into a .. r i.*,r f.l k itq L'hrt. fran-k an
rest. IH- will not r:nd ;. NobodY ha fr wr
.ver f.:inil i'. Thoe. xl;u ;i a p-.....;...'et ,
ly .-*- tha thel y :.. '. r .. .. .. i '. r t> t th;
mansion in t i N', w .N, *r'"lal.ntr: l:.1.L re
j;;s" s lor., a: p -. i.,I ,nirn n t "! r ar-
siints who rt i -r i,.,, .. ,

ro a.;'1 V 'n it t 1ito o'. t t- 'v.. j *:4. r , ,i
T I t *1\ I....v..k '*,r I i r
%"i li a tincular pr 'f"F, f r 1 z
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nni nsin, pI)honoLraph ;ndl ,.,tr .
.N O. ~r~t h ron i.t~," 4 1 ': ; .- -. an i !.:' .i l;"* !,itiP is aln O( ," ii
N o b r1 h r ,n LTe ni- d ;I l "1 : *,-1 -h a n ,
h %- on e- a iiohl er. andi rni r f. s a t li-.- w 11 1 i nd
b 'ont at o nth r. fnd md,,e .** > ,-'. ." 'h all r .,traints
slon that's ()-od for thl .s ,ii. \ arA.a: h e
a lot of cowar-is. v ".- ., .a:. : a'-ted
anything -Is' Fr-on, the cr:idl-,, toa
the grave w- are surroii','d vy 'ol- [I "' .s:
oblin n a pinarytfotr n Tr.. T .-,l-ro k of ('hr: -iai civiliza
dan ,.rs. A part of o;:r <,o1 -l tr,:in- |
i > -..Ifre-T- r ***i W b \ .. ou* tne 40.ii :

inlr conrsi.ste, of ,'aoonrate ,.T r r, at a iu e th i *' .ir- '
ulz leernlint (ut" ratiVA t:,>t)(I 5,'i
iunlierdn coraure native '.nl sa ee i hin u-. Naturally. ith- hMmtan
(Civilized creatures That w. a,,. we W 6a
fri .h',-n our own children. d roy i, hay- all 1ad
their sef-conidene. sap ti.i iher- .i i incli-atn FU N E R A L
ent -tre lgtL of mind and chaNe',, *':". i antonf. I I E L
fee,! hen on Booger-n:an str.. p:-, DII.E CT., fl--
soning the vory foutntain- of tho, : or h !.-i--C 1
wi;h fic'-in and siperstirti o ,n aIld ": :' th- :rI i r I. t.. 1
the marvel is. nor that .s mainy air u '
permanently enfeebled ,or en-.slav,.:. ,'" c;'!:,";an H e full vk of :ofnrr f u l-
but that anyhoy y vr eman.;pat..s : , th n.n w nx Burial O)utrit.. iasl giav10
hims-lf. So ingrained b. c:::u s th, "h d,-n w':l was :il in Burial -service-. .
fear of .Th-. d ark and tht-: vi s ittI' 4. I'. r',:. t, 0 \ ,.. I :- iu:-. I io
'hat rii . too. coal ha' Embalming to Order
,lhat thi, ra~ves* of n-.en will quak,., in all n i ,, o , ha, m t o
uncontroIla. ianic. if. a' n:-:: :h v aiiowt : h- "i,. ofi' .f -~'-alism. ---- I-----
hars ot: s that are , f:,m I v: r n o havc-e
u til h' .eve-r hear!l ., soiilnds tiar he cannot ronne-.: with i vI:l n:ary. a a.a:bi-r. a frequen.,-r
an v oriinar.: recu.rre-nce. lie imme-nii- a': of the scarlet wm n.,, M'rhnnt Tnio0ri
diatelv imagine sonte nan:les hor-- fL I 'ia" h-rn- that road le'd: I knw | 1 1 Ta i 1
: no:. and, his hair stands o:n nd. rl .t l'2 'dn Ilkined b ; he ren: OCALA LA
isn't afraid of any human being. he i tn:-:'-d V-:eu-l-iro. but would not OCALA, FLA.
isn't afra.d -o die. but he is afraid of !ve in i'. I coil, not help having th Finest Imported and
thar unearthly sound l-ecause :." 5IB 1 i can.- To r.eo. as to all I i
'roused the slumbering cowardi.e n en- y inher i-an1.. th- angpl tiC clothes
Tha' was injce.,t into) him by c et- rh al:) can:*- wi'h I'.' ,,h plea led CUTTING A SPECLALTY
se,,ries when he was a, child: I ' I': rtil '-il -piri-t own. PFITS GUARANTEED
So it haloppens that while most p *o- :' lI' 'i *i h-r ral.,:i banner.
a) t,: t,, T!1. o. S .tlit a of n e
;le wh,' havt" been sick. who t, ioli Q toe 4' 'nilit u Ia:ls of n ble
.ra.lually we akened, are r,ot afraid roi s me
,i,.-h.rr iden ..,,ath'n any- "Ta.t- is ta fa and Ilat ir on those dy- i
leody. saint (r sinner, a i you will see h>iub:t '-an! I did it. thank God I Ladies
that the u limiest log -cabin is passiun- i:': haI'yH and imak- others happy, in L CCS
ately preferr'ed to the .l o~f those ,ro;orin r m:. riSh .ivin) and to, CUT PRICE SALE NOW ON I
mansions in tile skies. live dht I haIt always *o :-eist th -AT-
Yes, we are ,ll cowards; if not i. hih grow weaker
afraiel of one thing, we are afraid of a repulse. J. K LEMN' S STORE
something elst-and much of it is duet "' lvry ge,'ntlmarn who readts these
to the wreciewd system of dealing lin, knows- that they contain the t
with the child. ery q 'inTe.sence of trurh. Every r_, ygs. Ifyou VL^nt
And so. when I seek a picture of re- pur"e irl or woman who reads them oWesxa.w atou
pose. I look upward, and gaze upon tile knows it tom. t expct andia
buzzard, peacefully engaged in d:'aw- "An(1 no1w coni -these foreign de- :.o fe eo:-
ing invisible circles in the upper air. generates, with their nasty mess of ten '. r
The hubbub in the marts of trade are socialism, offering to save society by
nothing to him. The fierce rivalries ,unlashing ,he hell-hounqls of lust:'
of men affect him not. Is the world "'It's a shame that this vile gospel spenes
at peace? His rations will not be cut should have made such progress in
off or shortened. Are the nations at our cities. It's a national disgrace 1 910Seed
war? So much the better for him. Is that it should be spreading every- ee oarequest
it a year of bountiful harvests? He where." I. IN&1I.
will not go unfed. Does famine smite MA
the people? It has no terrors for him. MAN The New South Home and VPar

seldom d 9 8W

Scoff's EM

their dMti It
wonderful tonimc ford

dren of al Ag .L
rapidly gain weight
ih ith on small dom

Sead oc. name of per atnd tb at
oua beautiful Savings Bak a M
Steth-Bock. Each bbak cof* -d
Good uIck Pemny.
ScoTr A OWNai. ar A L

L'cl VEAIa ad VA CL

The storm comes up from far away,
and thunder clouds obscure the sun.
He either rides with the gale, as if he
loved it, or soars above the tumult,
and lets it pass below.
Some day you will hear a rush of
sound, the volume startlingly strong,
and yofi will look up in surprise-it is
the buzzard having his fun. apparent-
ly, by taking a headlong dive into
space. So then, this unclean, unsocia-
ble, isolated bird actually possesses a

Why, at this stage of the proceed-
ings, the case of Adam ould be
dragged again to public notice is rath-
er beyond the reach of ordinary rea-
son to see. Adam has served his
time. He was an uncomplaining
wretch. and didn't petition for a par-

don. Yet his virtues seem to have
served him but as enemies. Tom Wat-
son says that Adam was unmanly and
acted the part of the weakling to put
the blame on Eve. Editor Harris, of
the Ocala Banner, descants upon the
question with much intimate knowl-
edge, as If he happened to be there.
Editor Caldwell of the Jasper News
defends Adam, saying that Adam
knew that Eve was lost and manfully
went with her. The Tampa Times
- --- - ith V. i: t 1 M o_ .. i U

Alexander Pope, the greatest of
England's lesser poets, said that the
"proper study of mankind is man."
Another of England's poets, who
was quite popular with the readers of
the last generation, said:
"How poor, how rich. how abject, how
How complicate, how wonderful, is
Man stands at the forefront of God's
Physically considered, what a won-
derful piece of machinery he is.
All men are alike, yet are unalike.
There are no doubles, no duplicates.
Of the billions of men, no two have
identically the same features or the
same tone of voice; no two have the
same thoughts or are controlled by
the same emotions. Taught by the
same teacher and by the same meth-
ods, the handwriting of no two are
just the same.
There is a wonderful similarity and
yet a wonderful variance running
through the warp and woof of human
Man Is a paradox.
Considered Intellectually man toi
more "august, more complicate than
-.e...t^m _e cat. than ~-^

Company recently sold one of its
in the new town of Burbank to a la
in South Africa.

The great nerve and brain rest&
tive for men and women, pr@odudes
strength and vitality, builds OP the
system and renews the normal vipI.
For sale by drugists or by mail, 8-
per box, 6 boxes for $5.
Sold by Tydings & Co. I

The friends of Mrs. R. L. Ander -
will regret to learn that she is suSter
ing considerably as the result of a-
slight fall a couple of days ago, and
hope that she will soon be well agSia*

Looking One's Beet *'
It's a woman's delight to look her
best. but pimples, skin eruption,
sores and, boils rob her of Joy. LIA
ten! Bucklen's Arnica Salve curh
them; makes the skin soft and vel
vety. It glorifies the face. CuaM
pimples, sore eyes. cold sores, crack-
ed lips, chapped hands. Try It. i"
fallible for piles. 25c. at Tydinga *

As soon00as a man really feels that
he can at last put aside his busain-
care he lies down and dies.-Cbc,
go Record-Herald.






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The board of public instruction in
and for Marion county met in regular
session at their office in the court
house with all members present as
follows; Isaac Stevens. chairman: B.
L Blitch. J. S. Grantham and Super-
Iatendent J. H. Brinson as secretary.
The minutes of the last meeting
ere read and approved with the cor-
8etion that the warrant for the sal-
ary of the teacher at Blitchton on the
DBUtchton sub-district had been omit-
0 from the list in the financial state-
The question of the time for dis-
wmiwng for the Christmas holidays
as discussed and it was agreed that
the vacation should not exceed two
weks and schools should close not
later than on Thursday, Dec. 2'3, and
opera on Monday. Jan. 3, 1910.
Mr. J. C. Davis, supervisor of the
'lummerfleld school, called and re-
inated progress in digging a well at
the school house. He expressed doubt
at being able to do the work necessary
to complete the well for the original
appropriation of $25. and it was agreed
to authorize him to proceed and se-
ewe a supply of water even at an in-
crssed expense.
Mr. J. D. Proctor, supervisor of the
Dalta school, called and requested
that a heater be supplied their school.
Cad it was granted. Chairman Ste-
vaen was excused to go to the Ocala
I Wh school building with Mr. Proctor
to select a stove, and during his ab-
seane Mr. B. R. Blitch was acting
The board adjourned to meet at
1.. The board came together pur-
UMat to adjouArnment, with Mr. Bitch
ebsent in attendance upon his broth-
er, Dr. S. H. Blitch, who had been
gainfully injured in an automobile ac-
L4dia Daniels. supervisor of the
Jac&'s Well school. colored. called to
request the board to assist in securing
a supply of water at the school house.
It was agreed that the board would
termish the material it the people of
the community would do the work
Seceesry to put the pump down in
good condition so as to secure a good
supply of water.
Prof. J. L. Wiley. principal of the
emoenden Academy and Industrial
school called and reported progress of
the istitution, and asked the board
T a letter of endorsement of the
, Wor being acomplished by the
ol.tobe ued in ollcting funds
/J. ULwhh to more fully equip t
was ordered prepar-the Stated.
r _<_n~f thp State

$10,OOO.OO To Be Given
Away I



w We will have this advertisement, calling attention to our large and elegant stock of Furniture, in the daily and
weekly papers every week from now till Christmas, having a circulation of 2,500 each week. Each advertisement of
this series is worth$1.00, and as this advertisement will appear four times, the grand total of 10,000 advertisements,
each one of which is redeemable at our store at $1.00 each. which will amount to $10,000 if all advertisements are
premnted for redemption.
We propose to redeem these advertisements in the following manner:. On all cash purchases of $10 or more, we
will a ce t one advertisement as $1.00 Cash. On all cash purchases of $20 or more, we will accept two advertisements
as $2.00 Cash, and so on. based on amount of cash l)urchase made.
fooiRemember, each and every one of the 10,000 advertisements published by us in this series, and bearing the
following surrender certificate, is worth $1.00 each.
No advertisements will be redeemed after midnight, December 31st, 1909.


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Mar-zr., to fil his unexpired t rm,
was 'r. sert,-,1 and granted.
Req',-st from David lhiIpp. supe-r-
visc r of Pine Grve school. clor-d, for
an ext- nsion of one month of thei. term
was refused
Request from M. L. Fisher. super-
visor of Lakcside colored scl.oo.. for
an extra month to be added to the
term. was r-fused.
A letter from J. S. Dunning. sulper-
visor of the Central school, with ref-
erence to the condition of th,- roof of
the school house, was presented and
it was agreed that he be instructed to.*
have the roof as securely patched as
possible for the present term.
Resignation of E. M. osborn as
trustee of the Dunnellon district, was
received and accepted, same being oc-
casioned by his removal to Ocala. A
strongly signed petition from the cit-
izens of Dunnellon district was lpre-
sented asking for the appointment of
:.. F. Smith to fill the unexpired term,
which was granted.
Request from M. L. Fisher. super-
visor of Lakeside colored school for
assistance for the teacher was refus-
Letters were received from M. L.
Mills. supervisor of the Grahamville
school. and from B. L. Hickman. with
reference to same and it was ordered
that we proceed to secure water in
the most economical and practical
Request from A. M. Anderson. su-
pervisor of Ebenezer school for a
pump head and stove pipe, was re-
ceived and granted.
A letter from Daniel Hollinger, of
Altoona. asking that J. J. Hawkins be
paid from the Lindale district funds
for transporting his children to the
St. Clair school in Lake county. Same
was ordered referred to the trustees
of the district for decision.
Resignation of Miss Harriet L.
Simpson as teacher of the Lake Bry-
ant school, was received and accept-
Resignation of Miss Ellie Rogers as
teacher of the Indian Mound school,
was received and accepted.
Inquiry of Mrs. W. W. Reed as to
price of school wagon was received
and it was agreed that it could be sold
for $25.
Information was, received that Mrs.
E. H. Martin would not be able to
continue her work as teacher in the
Dunnellon school and it was ordered
that the place be supplied.
A communication was received and
signed by A. ELB. Kibler and C. G.
seitmer, trustees of the Dunnellon
school, asking that a warnt ble is-
sued on the district for $150. payable
_.,. *he district is out of debt. The



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flr.ds: Miss Dai-y Be:!. for ofti-.
h-':,. $1.n7,: J '. Davis. exp..nse on
wel: ,t Su:arn-.rfitld. $19.4": T. E.
I'a-tt.ur. c(n-rmission on receipts and
disbursem.-nts. $144.55: J. H. Brinson,
postage. $5..40. fre-ight and drayage.
$14.01. total, $19.41: American Seat-
ing Co.. 2" strikers charts and stands.
$1i". 25. pint cans blackboard s!atinz.
$6.'2. 25 uart cans blackboard slat-
ing. $10. total. $116.25: Knoblock Bros.,
materials for; desks for Bethlehem
colored school. 6: Ocala Star. print-
ing 5>)60 enveloqes. $11.25: printing
minutes of last meeting. $2.50. total.
$13.75; American Seating Co.. 315
square fee acmr..- plate. $353: Ocala

Banner. printing minutes of board
proceedings for last two months. $5:
H. & W. B. Drew Co.. one warrant
register. $16.50: Marion Hardware
Co., three joints of stove pipe for
Shady school. 45 cents; Mclver &
MacKay. one pitcher pump for Eaton
Creek school. $1.50; Ocala Printing
Co.. 2500 grade cards and 100 grade
books. $1S: Marion Hardware Co., one
barrel cement. $2.75. 200 brick and
four barrels. $3.40. S lights. $1.12. one
lock. 35 cents, two pounds putty. 10
cents, one putty knife, 20 cents. total
for Summerfield school,. $7.92; Com-
mercial Bank. interest, $34.67: W. J.
Cooper. fixing doors at Dunnellon.
6.50; Isaac Stevens. service on board.
$S: B. B. R. Blitch. service on board
and milage. $11.20: J. S. Grantham.
service on board and milage, $11.40:
J. H. Brinson. salary for November,
$125: total of sundry county accounts.
The following district accounts
were examined and ordered paid: H.
P. Billingsley. on Reddick. for making
three recitation benches, 3. putting in
pump, $3.50, total. $6.50: N. C. Waits.
on Orange Lake, for 1400 shingles,
$5.10, four joints stove pipe. 60 cents.
total. $5.70; D. H. Burry. on Orange
Lake, for two chairs. $1.75. materials
and labor for repairs. $4. total, $6.75;
S. L. Friday, on Reddick. for balance
on account. $4: W. D. Edwards, on
Lunnellon, for crayons, 60 cents;
Mclver & MacKay, on Kendrick. for
two chairs. $2.50. freight. 25 cents, to-
tal. $2.75: Ocala News Co., on Ocala.
for 25 gr. crayons, $10, express, $1.25.
total, $11.25: Ocala News Co.. on Ft.
King, three dozen pencils. 90 cents.
two dozen tablets. $1.20. two dozen
pencils. 50 cents, two dozen tablets,
$1.20, total. $3.80; H. B. Masters Co.,
on Ocala. for labor and material in
setting up heaters, $3.50, setting up
and mending heater, $1, total, $4.50;
Dunnellon Suppy Co.. on Dunnellon.
for sundry items of material and la-
bor in repairs and improvements at
white and colored schools. $69.38; F.
Hf Fllia ron uiinnellon for lanitrr'9

$..25: P,..-w : Bros.. on Dunn,.lion.
fo-r 17 :tils ,f f'-rtiizet-r. $17.7,,,; F. P.
Gadsn. n Fln I wsipi. for six boxes
crayons. $1."-: Dunn- lIon Ice VWorks.
ion Dunndon. f or ice book. $5: 31c-
Iver & MacKa.. -.n Fell.l vshi for
cem-nt. 13 conts: H. B. Masters Co..
on (Ocala. for four boxs crayons. 41i
cents: F. P. Gaidson. ,on Fe-lowship.
for one dozen ,boxes crayons, $1.2":
Mrs. W. W. Reed. on Weirsdale. for
running wagon. $12: Dunnellon Ad-
vocate. on Dunn-lmon. for 53"'. circu-
lars. $1.75: E. WV. Jordan. on Pine
Level, for heater and work,. $7 30: S.
A. Poster, on Dunnellon. for one cord
wood. $4.5"t: E. L. Fergusion. on Fant-
ville. for repair of pump, $3: Theus-
Zachry Co.. on I >cala. for eight win-
dow shades. $9..,): Dr. B. P. Wilson,
on Reddick. for interest on warrant
No. 107 for $120) for two years, $3t,:
R. H. Sanders. on Dunne-ll,n. for
piano. $150. payable %%hen all present
outstanding warrants are cancelled
and without interest. T,':al on dis-
tricts fo.r sundry accounts. $425.31.
Teachers' reports an1d accounts
were examined and ordered paid
amounting to 7593.75.
The treasurer's report for month of
November was presented and checked
up. and acc'nmpanying warrants were
cancelled. It showed county funds
disbursed. $6421._9. with balance on
hand of $1624 S9. and total receipts in
month of $S046.7.. It showed total
district receipts of $4'39.77, disburse-
ments of $17'1.5S, and a cash balance
on hand of $275S.19.
No further business appearing, the
board adjourned to) meet in spl-cial
session on Tuesday. Dec. 21. 19')9.
J. H. Brinson. sec.
sense of enjoyment, in addition to his
fund of solemn self-conceit.
Poor old weather-beaten mariner of
the skies: Tireless swimmer of the in-
visible waves! Lone sentry of the
trackless beat' You are not pretty,
and you probably smell bad. and you
eat in a way that we despisff-al-
though we daily devour dead things
ourselves-you have never had a
write-up, by one who appreciated your
advantages and sympathized with
your limitations.
Well, you've got one at last, such as
it is.-The Jeffersonian, Tom Wat-
son's Magazine.
Says the Washington Herald: The
Hon. William Charles Adamson of
Georgia says that no man who dines
habitually on "cornbread, pot lieker
and gTn n*n' nee d fer the rwi tifernou




Our splendid new stock is now here, and we invite the
public to call and inspect it. There is no line in this section that
will compare with our late styles, high quality and low orioe.
Of course we could not begin to enumerate in detail our stock,
but we would call your attention to the following partial list of
goods and prices-others in proportion.



Jute Art SquareM--x12, only $10.
Cotton and Wool Art SquaMre-s to

Ter Wire Tapestry Brussels AH
Squares-418 to $.
All Wool Granite rmsels Are
Squaree-48 to $14.
Japanese Matting Art IM -
Small Rugs to match all of the a*0e
at reasonable priaee.

China Dinner Sets, $10.00 to $125.00. Ten Pie:e Tols
Sets, $4.00 to $25.00. Big line of China and Porcelan
Dinner Sets in all of the Latest Patterns.

We have just added 5000 feet of floor space, and we are mw btt
than ever prepared to display our beautiful line of Puraiture. We w*t b
the near future also add a complete line of Hardware.

Exclusive Ocala agents for Allwin Go Carts. all colors $st.

We are closing out our Standard Sewing Machines, and the
few we now have on hand will be sold below cost.

Ficlver and flacKay

McMillan Bros.

Southern Copper Works

Manufacturers of Turpentine Sills

and General Metal Workrwm








Ocala. Fla.. ............. 114
This is to certify that I have this day rectivt-d fr,,n the
OMfa Furniture Co. One D,!lar ($1.t(.v) In value :,,r the sur-
render of this advertisement.
Signed: .................... ........... .
Address ......... ..................
December ........ 09.

Smith & Roberts,

Ocala Furniture Company,









Wilton Seamless Art Squares-All
the latest designs, all sizes, $40
Axminister Art Squares-In ma
pretty designs, $20 to $35.
Wool Fibre and Fibre Art Square*
Only $12.
Imperial Smyrna Art Squares-$22
$45. (We are Ocala agents I
these goods).

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To the Editor Ocala Banner:
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On September 21, 1897, an editorial
writer of the New York Sun, now
dead, wrote the following beautiful re-
ply to a little girl who asked if Santa
Claus is a reality. This reply is so
tender, full of sensibility and truth,
and so far transcends anything we are
able to say in defense of the Saint of
Christmas. that we again give it, and
may it have a thoughtful reading in
every household the Banner en-
ters. Thus speaketh the wise scribe:
We take pleasure in answering at
peace and thus prominently, the com-
munication below, expressing at the
same time our great gratification that
its faithful author is numbered among
the friends of the Sun:
1"Dear Editor: I am eight years old.
Some of my little friends say there is
po Santa Claus Papa says. "If you
see It in the Sun, it's so." Please tell
in the truth, is there a Santa Claus?"
Virginia, your little friends are
wrong. They have been affected by
Jthe skepticism of a skeptical age.
They do not believe what they see.
They think that nothing can be which
is not comprehensible by their little
minds. All minds, Virginia, whether
they be men's or children's, are little
In this great universe of ours man is
a mere insect, an ant, in his intellect
as compared with the boundless world
about him, as measured by the intelli
gence capable of grasping the whole
of truth and knowledge.
Yes, Virginia, there is a Santi
Claus. He exists as certainly as lovw
and generosity and devotion exist. an(
yom know that they abound and givw
to your life its highest beauty and
joy. Alas! How dreary would be th<
world itf there were no Santa Claus
It would be as dreary as if there were
no Virginias. There would be ni
child-like faith then, no poetry, no rc
mance to make tolerable this exist
ence. We should have no enjoymen
except in sense and sight. The eter
nal light with which childhood fill
the world would be extinguished.
Not believe in Santa Claus! Yo1
might as well not believe in fairies
YTu might get your papa to hire mel
to watch in all the chimneys oj
Christmas eve to catch Santa Clau
but even if they did not see Sant
Claus coming down, what would tha
prove? Nobody sees Santa Claus, bu
that is no sign that there is no Sant
Claus. The most real things in th
world are those that neither children
aor men can see. Did you ever se
fairies dancing on the lawn? C
course not, but that's no proof tha
they are not there. Nobody can coi
eeive or imagine unseeable in th
You tear apart the baby's rattle t
see what makes the noise inside, bi
there is a veil covering the unsee
world which not the strongest mai
mor even the united strength of a
the strongest men that ever live
could tear apart. Only faith, fanc
poetry, love. romance can push asic
that curtainn and view and picture tt
supernal beauty and glory beyond.
ia all real'! Ah. Virginia. in all th
world there is nothing else real ar
No ,anta Claus! Thank God. 1
lives. and he lives forever: A thou
and years Virginia. nay. t(
times ten thousand years from no


be will continue to make glad tl
bear of childhood.

Editor Fackler in a New Role
A special telegram to the Atlan
Journal of Saturday from Hazlehu:r
Ga.. says:
S. A Fackler. editor of the Ha1l
burst News, has secured the service
of Charls C. Clark. a theatrical ma
ager. w hearse th' members of his theatric
company. which will play the remain
der of the opera season in South Ge(
gia anil Florida. presenting their pi:
entith.ld. "The Ups and Downs of
Country Editor." mostly "downs," th
was taken from the popular boc
written by Mr. Fackler. This coi
pamy will play in all the large citiq
et Florida and south Georgia. Th
play as it is now presented by th
company, has been pronounced I
critics one of the best of recent year
Ii to said to be one of the first plal

"What is the matter?" anxiously in-
quired Mama Florida.
"'We have been playing city, and
Billy Jordan-hateful thing-was play-
ing like he was our papa, and he
would not let Duval play on Sunday.
He said at first that we could all play
on Sunday; then he said that the boys 4
who played keeping bar could not
play on Sunday, and nearly everybody
said that that was right, but now he
won't let Duval or Dixie play on Sun-
day, and we are all mad about it, and
won't play at all!"
So the mayor has done the acrobat-
ic stunt and reversed himself. Isn't
it just awful? He has actually called
the attention of the chief of police to
certain things which are considered
Sabbath-breaking and unlawful. What
an unpardonable sin! Fie, fie! Mr.
Jordan, aren't you ashamed to shut up
the innocent play house? Didn't you
hear what the Times-Union said?
Don't you know that the theatrical
companies own more property in Jack-
sonville than all the preachers put
But, oh! Mr. Mayor, don't shut up
the undertaker's shop on Sunday, for
perhaps the merciless reporter, see-
iag that the undertaker's parlors are
such a gay place, he might want to go
with the Times-Union force and
spend Sunday afternoons there, after
the theaters are closed; and don't,
Mr. Mayor, shut up the garages, for
some young fellow might want to get
a machine and take his best girl out
for a Sunday ride.
But say, Times-Union, honest,
where do you go to find your compar-
* ison, when you compare the theater
with stables, garages and railway and
steamboat offices and undertakers'
shops. It must be that you are tak-
ing it straight, and the kind that has
four snakes to each ounce. Did it ev-
er occur to the Times-Union that
there are those in Jacksonville who
e do own some property. even if the the-
aters do own more than the preachers.
d who oppose Sunday theaters, and that
they are entitled to some considera-
I tion? If the theaters are so innocent,


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Lots in Allred's Addition
I have about two hundred lots left in Allred's
North addition to Ocala, located between the A. C.
L. and S. A. L. R. R., in good white neighborhood.
I have been selling these lots from $150.00 to
$200.00 each; for the next few days I will sell them
from $50.00 to $100.00 each. These lots are
near the manufacturing center of the city, and are
bound to be valuable in the near future.

The Lands that have been
advertised in this space just
North of the City have been
sold to the Marion Develo-
ment Company and are be.
ing cut up into 5 and io acre
tracts for small farms. They
will be placed on the market
January st, 1901.

Clay County Farm

I have 400 acres of very fine farming land
located between Starke and Green Covel Springs
in Clay county, Black Creek; thirty: miles

from Jacksonville.

This place is richly endowed

by nature; the land is very fertile, and especially
adapted to the cultivation of the best paying
crops in Florida, strawberries, cucumbers and
celery. On this place is a natural irrigating
plant, which could not Be equaled artificially

for $ro,oco.oo.

This plants in the shape of a

large scft water spring, furnishing from zoo to

150 gallons of water per minute.

The branch

or creek from this spring runs for a half mile
through the land, having from 12 to 15 feet fall.
near the spring is a high bluff on either side

forming almost a natural dam.

With a little

outlay of money this spring could be made to
irrigate hundreds of acres of land portions of
which are adapted to strawberries and cucumbers
while other portions are adapted to celery. On
this place is a four ron3mhouse, and about fifty
acres of land under fence, there are 3o00 acres of
good round timber and 50 acres in good ham-
mock. As an investment there'sl nothing that
will beat this place in the State of Florida, for

A Good Home
One two story eight room house with two halls,
front and back verandas, bath and storage rooms,
one barn and two fowl houses, a fine well of soft
water and lot one hundred by two hundred feet in
Block 5, Allred's Addition to Ocala. with beautiful
oak shade trees in front and rich garden in the
rear;, worth $2500.00 Will sell to quick buyer
for $1500.00
One five, one six and one seven room cottage
just completed and rented for eight, twelve and fif-
teen dollars per month. Worth $1000.00, $1500.00
and $1,800.00. Will sell for $600.00. $900.00
and $1200.00. O
These three houses are located on block 108,
Allred's addition to Ocala, a beautiful location on a
hill with nice shade trees. Several other smaller
cottages rented for $6.00 per month, worth $500.00.
Will sell for, each. $3(MI.4O).
Marion Heights
This is a beautiful addition, situated on the Ken-
drick hard road, just outside the city. Since laying
out this addition, three years ago, I have sold
about sixty lots; most of them at $50.00 each. I
have over one hundred of the most valuable ones
left, and for the next few days I will sell them for
$25.00 each. Is is the very best colored addition ad-
jacent to Ocala, adjoining the 40 acres bought by the
colored Oddiellows upon which they expect to build
a state Oddfellows home in the next few months.
After this sale these lots will be advanced to
$100.00 to $150.00.

____ _____________________________________

y reason for offering the above really valuable tracts of land and city property

that I am overloaded with real estate, and am in need of money

at once.


It is safe

to say that any of the above quoted city property will double in value withinI the

next twelve or eighteen months,







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Five Thousand Dollars.


For the next





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(Anne McQueen of Tallahassee in the
New York Sun.)
The White Man saw our land was
good, to the north, the east and
He left no place for the Seminole,
where the sole of his foot might
But he pointed south to the vast la-
goons, and the marshes dark and
Where the saw-grass stings and the
swamps are din. and the dleer and
otter hide.
Far south, to the land of the Ever-
glades, and he said: "Red Brother,
\Ve will keep the land that is good to
us. and the swanxi.s we -giv, to

Then we pitched our tents in the Elv-
erglades, and fished in the wide la-
And we kept our sacred feasts and
fasts, and we danced in the green
corn nmoon.
\Ve tralppe' the oter and -hiot I H-
dt .I ;ind vw.' ihoed til' col in lthe

The So!in mol 's heart was glad in his
ir'is i hinat his j:)Uirns Viigs wro

Butt the \\'hit,. Man1i l ioked one <- mor
to -ie soi. li. vh. '' tIN- SW;Pl)S
and iiarshi' s lie.
Aid forgot the words his fathers
spoke ill i lite lay.s mlong gone by.
Forgot tie worl 'Inia tT1.h t';i;izirs
r.,oke. and he said": "The land is
And it is not mne.t that tilhe Selinole
should have i: for his lair!
We will dlig us ditcho'.. deep and wide,
that tht. lal\es run down to the s,.a.
Till the marsh is dry and the cantr
shall grow where the fish and otter
And the Everglades b-hall bring us
go)ld-we will plant :11 the swanilp
land low'"
But in the swamp the Senjinole dwells
and where shall the Seminole go?
White Brothers' Few are the braves
of our tribe, and the squaws a.nd
children weak.
Our eyes are dim, and we cannot see
the lands that you bid us seek.
To build in the swanmp and bide in the
swamp that holds the bones of our
To trap the otter and to catch the
fish, and to plant tlhe corn for bread,
This only asks our tribe of you. White
Man of the north and the west-
A little place for tlic Seminole where
the sole of his foot may rest!


Ex-Governor Vardaman of Missis-
sippi is in Florida, and will lecture in
Ocala and Tampa,, doubtless on the
negro question. Mere alarmist talk
on that issue we do not need in the
south. We want to hear from the
man who can show us the practical
solution-not the agitator who only
fills us with gloomy forebodings, stirs
our resentment and hate, hardens our
prejudices, and by just that much in-
creases the friction and irritation, and
makes conditions worse. We have
never heard ex-Governor Vardaman,
but we have read much of and from
him, and from impressions thus gain-
ed we cannot think of him as a hope-
ful counsellor on this issue. One of
the prize assets of any southern com-
munity is a really able and well-in-
formed man who is a cheerful philos-
opher on the negro problem; but
there is no man in the world today
wise enough to solve it. Only the in-
numerable agents of evolution, guided
by Divine Providence and working
through generations, can accomplish
that stupendlous task.-Live Oak Denti

Alone in Sawmill at Midnight
I'nmindful of danmmness. drafts,.
storms or cold. W. .1. Atkins worked as

night watchman at Blanner Springs.
Tenn. Such exposure gave him a se-
vere cold that settled on his lungs. At
last he had to give up work. He tried
many rincdlies. but all failed till he
used Dr. Kine's New Discovery. "Af-
ter using onle bottl'." lhe writes. "I
weInt ba;-k to work. as well as ever."
Sevelr colds. stubborn (coghs. inflanm-
ed throats and sore lungs., iemorrhag-
's. crouip and whooping cough get
quick reli,,f andl prompt cure from this
glorious nwidicine. .,ifc. and $1. Trial
bottle free. (iGaran'eeo-, by Tdings
& Co. n

The most important legal papers
filed in the office of the clerk of the
circuit court last week were thle re-
lease from the state of Florida to the
Davie Realty Company of the $6;.66;;
nmort gage oi lihe sO ".PI, acres of Ever-
glades land purchased from the state
about a year ago. and a deed from the
Davie Realty Company conveying 4(,,-
osei acres. This latter tract is in
townships 52 and 62. in ranges 3S and
:.9. east. Another deed was recorded
conveying 16,96t acres to the Garden
ILand Company, in twonships 53 and
54 of the same range. The two com-
panies mentioned above purchased
their land from the Davie Realty Com-
pany some time ago, and have recent-
ly made final payments and secured
deeds. These tracts are considered
the best of Everglades lands, as the

In the Circuit Court of the Fifth Judi-
cial Circuit of Florida, in and for
Marion County-In Chancery.
Morris F. Large. Complainant. vs.
Elizabeth Large, Defendant.--Order
for Constructive Service.
It is ordered that the defendant
herein named, to-wit: Elizabeth
Large, be and she is hereby required
to appear to the bill of complaint filed
in this cause on or before
Monday, the 3rd Day of January 1910.
It is further ordered that a copy of
this order be published once a week
for 8 consecutive weeks in the Ocala
Banner. a newspaper published in
said county and state.
This 9th day of November. 1909.
Clerk Circuit Court. Marion Co., Fla.
By M. E. Sumner. D. C.
Complainant's Solicitor. 11-12




Notice is hereby given that the
board of county comnlissioners will
offer for sale and sell to the highest
bidder, for cash.. the county poor farm
real property at tl lt' -,li t door of the
court house in Ocala. Florida. at 12
o'clock noon. oni
Tuesday, January 4th, 1910,
with right of reserve of the use of the
buildings for inniates for i12 months.
or until provision ca.n he made for
them. No bid to be considered for
less than $3500>.
12-17 S. T. SISTRIXNK. Clerk.


Notice is hereby given that tlhe
board of county commissioners of MIa-
rion county. Florida. will on
Tuesday, January 4th, 1910,
receive sealed bids for th.e positions
of road overseas. hard road superin-
tendent. ferrymen,. including Stokes'
Ferry .and bridge tenders for Marion
county. Florida. for the ye-ar 1910 All
hidIs must be filed with IIhe clerk by 9
o'clock a. ll.. on sa:id dlay. and the
board reserves thie right to reject all
B') OF" (' CO. C'OM'S.
12-17 By S. T Sistrunk. (lk.


Of Application for Tax Deed Inder
Section S of ('hapter .SSS. Laws
of Flo'rida

Notice is hereby given t hat C. M.
Livingston, purchaser of tax certifi-
cate No. 4919. datod the ,3rd day of
October. A. D. 189S. has filed said cer-
tificate in my office and has made ap-
plication for tax deed to issue in ac-
cordance with law. Said certificate
embraces the following described
property situated in Marion county,
Florida. to-wit: All of except lot 1,
block 131. West End. Ocala, (all of
block 131. except lot 1, West End.
Ocala.) The said land being assessed
at the date of the issuance of such cer-
tificate in the name of J. M. Potter.
Unless said certificate shall be re-
deemed according to law, tax deed will

and northeast quarter southwest quar-
ter. section 9: township 15., south.
range -22. east, northwest quarter
northeast quarter, section 13; town-
ship 16. south, range 22, east, south-
half southwest quarter, section 3;
township 17. south, range 22. east,
southeast quarter southeast quarter,
section 35; township 21, south, range
22. east, west half northwest quarter,
section 15: township 13. south, range
23. east; lots 7. 8. and 21, section 7;
township 14, south, range 23, eamt,
northwest quarter northwest quarter,
section 17. and northeast quarter
southeast quarter, section 31; town-
ship 15, south, range 23. east. south
half southeast quarter, section 7 and
west half southeast quarter and south-
east quarter southwest quarter. sec-
tion 19: township 16. south, range 23.
east, southeast quarter southeast
quarter. section 9.

Thirty days after date, or as soon
thereafter as practical. the city coun-
cil of the city of Ocala will reecive
and consider bids for the pIaving with
vitrified brick, those parts of the fol-
lowing described streets in Ocala. Ma-
rion county. Florida. to-wit: That
part of the extension of 'Magnolia
street, beginning at North Sixth
street, and running thence north to
the right of way of the Seaboard Air
Line Railway Company; and also that
portion of North Sixth street, begin-
ning at Magnolia street and running
east one block: and also that portion
of North Sixth street, beginning nt
Magnolia street and runniing west onet
block: said bi(1ds to he sealed and filed
wi', the clerk of the ('ity of Ocala at
least five days before th, meet in of
the council. at which time all of the
hids for such paving are to be consid-
ereod. in accordance with the l Secii ic
tion;s for such paving on file at the
c i' clerk's office, in the city of Ocala.
Marion coun ty. Florida. The city
councill reserves the right to reject
anv or all the hids that nlay be suhb-
Imit Ied.
December I1.thl... D. D !il!,
President of City Council.
At test :
II. C. SISTRI'NK. City Clerk.


To the Public:
Notice is hereby given that the co-
part nership here ofore existing by
and between .1. B. Barton and C. B.
McLeod in Marion count.- Florida un-
der the firm name of Barton & NMc-
Leod. is. by mutual consent, dissolv-
ed. the said .T. B. Barton having pur-
chased the interest of the said C. B.
McLeod in their turpentine and naval
stores business and other Interests
connected or incident thereto, and the
said J. B. Barton assuming the in.
debtedness of said firm. Said disso-
lution becoming effective from and af-
ter the 20th day of November. 1909.



,er. section 21). north, ast quarter
southwest quarter, ..'rtion L.t east
half southwest qr;, ir nn.d northwest
quarter, section 2;: rwnshtpt 1.
south. range ... . r half north-
east quarter, section 4. west half
northwest quarter. section 10. north-
west quarter southwest (iuart, r. soe-
tion 14. south half northwest quarter,
northwest quarter north hwest qu carter
son htwest quarter solithwest quarter
and southeast quarter section .
north half northeast quarter, section
'IS. east half southeast quarter, south-
west quarter northwest quarter, .so
lion 3,. lot 3. section .4. southeast
quarter northeast quarter section 36.

Department of the Interior.
U. S. Land Office at Gainesville. Fla.
November 2oi. 19,9.
Notice is here) gv,. hat John C.
Moser, of Anthony. Florida, Jwho,hn
March 10th. 190 made homestead en-
ry No 38184 (Serial No. 04925)for
he north half of n 25) northeast quarter
and north half northwest quarter
ction 3"e, Ttownship 13, south, range
, east, Tallahassee meridian, has
ed notice of intention to make final
oommutatin proof, to establish claim
o the land above described. before tlhe
register and receiver at Galneavth,
lorida, on the
4th Day of January, 19g
Claimant names as Wite .
dWilliam Webb of Anth.ibay,
George D. Pasteur of Antu ., .

Reed Russell of MA W, "A
SP. M ot h ..7
.3NgY L.

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Department of the Interior,
United States lAnd Office, Of Application to Sell Real Estate of
Gainesville, Fla., Oct. 25, 1909. Minors
To Whom It May Concern: Notice is hereby given that I, James
Notice is hereby given that F. J. H. Howard, as guardian of the estate
O'Hara, transferee of the Florida of Mary Thompson Howard and Wil-
Central and Peninsular Railroad Com- liam Hawkins Howard, on the
pany, has filed in this office a list of 17th Day of January, A. D. 1909
lands situated in the townships de- will apply by petition to the Honora-
scribed below and has applied for the ble Joseph Bell, as county judge of
approval of said tracts; that the list Marion county, Florida, at the court
is open to the public for inspection, house of said county, for authority to
and a copy thereof by descriptive sub- sell the undivided shares of Mary
divisions has been posted in a con- Thompson Howard and Willianl Haw-
venient place in this office for the in- kins Howard, both minors, as the on .i
section of the public generally, and two minor chil,lren of .Juamis Ifaltten
all persons interested. Howard, l.eceasedl, and Mollie T. How-
Within the next sixty days follow- ard, (deceased, to a certain parcel of
ing the date of this notice, protests or land, in Marion count:.. Florida, d'-
eontests against tle claim of the scribed as nineteeni a(res in square
(ompllany to any 'tract or subdivision, in soui thetast corner of rnorthe.ast qtiiar-
within any section, or parts of sec- ter of section:.m5, township) 11. south,
tions, described in the list, on the ralg, ..e east; also all lots o 'w 'l1
ground that the same is more valua- andIt, o\v (2i of sect :; :ri pilots
ble for mineral than for agricultural ,imhr ,I-) and llnine i ', of .se tion ;2.
purposes. will be r'ce' *'di and ilnot ed i own shipl 1 solth. r ra 2 '. t. ex-
for rctport to the general land office ie (. ,pt Ow,, fdlowiv lots iln l Tw of (;'r;I-
at W ashirngtto). I). C. mlalivibi'. F" ia.. 'o-v it: 1. 2. :, 9. 1::. 11.
East half norih ,ta>t qi!arter, east 9, 2. :; I, : : ;. :7. : :; I'1. 1.
half northwest quarterr and so.lihwest _. ::. w, 't half ,f I <, 2 n, r'h !ailf
quarter northwest quar 'er., section 14, (,f 2. ;T:, x t ihall' lot :,2. Ilat
,ow unship 12. so ilit. ratnui '' 2:, e, t "t ; ; (f owun. in 4 d' di i ' il .1
N o 'rthwiew st q art,-u r illh\xv''st luar- 4,1;l,,' 1M ii i '! .ii, x*. I'l;.
ter. s-(',ion 1i, town- .,:' :;,. su)ithi, I.\. IS F(. tO \ .\I{ .
r-a ge 22;. m st. 1_2-17. (;ii !mrdiain.
South west qua t-r .. north- --
west q(iartmr 1nort)l\ e>,i i;tuarTr, se- NOTICE
ioil 17. and soi thieoist i miiartet st- i;. d Star.'s iL,; l (Office.
tion Is. township 1,1. ,n'. range 2:;, (;aiiie.-vill,. Flori.Ii,
east. No,,' nhiir' 17. 1 ''.
Souiheast (iiarlt'r o 'i vwest l (uar- To .\'inl I .Miay C(on(irn:
ter, section 2::;. tow'i)hi;' 1:;. suithi, N i('ic is herebv given that the
range' 22, east. Florida (Central and 'e.nlinsular Rail-
HENRY S. CI('1 iI;. Register. road Company has filed in this office
SHIELD.S WA.\RRE Receiver. a lit of lands situated in the. town-
10-29-9t. ships described blow, and has applied
-" four them approval of said tracts; that
NOTICE lthe list is open to the public for in-
-spection and a copy thereof by ,df-
In the C('ircuit Court( o)l the Fifth Ju- scrip'ive subdivisions has been post-ed
dicial Circuit of Florida, in aind for in a con,)ve'.ni.ent place ill this office for
Marion County-In Chancery. the, inspection of the public ge nerally
Sarah Horden. Comhdplaiin;ant. v-. John and all persons intere-sted.
Bordeni, Defendant.--Ord'er for Con- \Withiln the next sixty days following
structive Service. the d;tte of this notice, protests or
It is ordered th.i defendant conles-s against the claiin of the coni-
herein named. to-wit: .Thlil Bor'len, ,;ipy a to any tract or -ubdivision
be and he is hereby required to appear within any s4rtion or part of section
to the' bill of complaint file-,j i this .de.crib'ed in the list. on the ground
cause on or before ']::it the samn is more valuable for
Monday, the 3rd Day of January, 1910. i.ine'ral than for agricultural purpos-
It is further ordered that a copy of e.s;. will be receiv-d anl noted for re-
this order be published once a week pjrt to ';he Cenei'al Iand Office at
for s consecutive wee-ks in the, Ocala Washinlgton. D. C.
Banner, a newspaper publislhd in said IIENRY S. CHI'I'I, Register.
county and state. l
Thi's th day of November. 1!,os. SHIELDS WARREN. Receiver.
S. T. SISTRI'NK, Florida Central and Peninsular Rail-
Clerk Circuit Court. Marion Co.. Fla. road Lands
Byv M. E. Sumner. D. C. G;ainesville Land District, Florida.
EDWIN SPENCER. Township 13. south. range 22. east.
Complainant's Solicitor. 11-12* northwest quarter southeast quarter


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United States Land Ofce.
Gainesville, Florida,
November 17, 1909.
To Whom It May Concern:
Notice is hereby given that the
Florida Central and Peninsular Rall-
road Company has filed in this offee
a list of lands situated in the town-
ships described below, and has applied
for the approval of said tracts; that
the list is open to the public for In-
s1,ertion and a copy thereof by de
scriptive subdivisions has been posite-.
in a convenient place in this office for
th' inspection of thi public generally
and all persons interested.
Within the next sixty days following
the (late- of this notice, protests or
,,hn;'ss against the .laim of the .om-
lavy to any tra(t or subdivision
within any section or part of section
de crilbed in th.: list, on the LTr(, d
that the samn- is more valuable for
n'inr i-.l than for agricuIlt pual purpos-
es,. will be' received and noted for re-
S4io)r-t to :he General Land Office at
'auasliiTon. I). C.
HF:NRY S S(-tI'BB. Regispr.
SFi!ELIA)S WARREN. Re.eiver.
Florida Central and Peninsular Rail.
road Lands
w;;. x f~ile, L- an,l District. Florida.
i ToI, isv14i 1 ouith. ran'-'" 19. ,-a Lt
l .a :, r vi l." ; o '- f i '; t i :i ; r , v n9
.!; '. : > i p ". a* r"i e "'

:,r. }i' \,,.-r bIi.:'"" .,- ithw .s: q 'jart r,
s,- -ion :',: tro-.ri..hip south. range
'21. ra.sT. s oit ii. i- ? q 'art ,r sou hwv st
ii aIrtI' r'. s. 'c'tio i '" '. ,'.ns r h:a lf so, itle:ist
qu art,.. e('on :1';" tower ishi) 15,
-outh. I ran e ,I. #east. w,-st half soith-
w ,t q:ar'er. section 22. east half.
sect ion "-:;; township IC. south, range
21. ,a.-t. -ast half southeast quarter,
section 22. northwest quarter, west
half southwest quarter and northeast
quarter -southwest quarter, section 2r,
north half, section :;4; township 17,
south, range 21. ".as. all section 2,
east half northeast quarter and south-
east quarter, section 10. northeast
quarter. section Is; township 24,
soum:h. range 21, eas-t, northwest quar.
teF northwest quarter. sectIon 12; -
township 1:., south. rang', 22. east, .
southwest quarter southwest quarter,
section ';; northeast quarter northeast
quiartr. west half northeast quarter,
east half northwest quarter and north- quarter northwest quarter. sec-
tion 12. southeast quarter southeast
quarter, section 26. east half north-
west quarter. east half southwest
qu'ai;*er, south half northeast quarter
and north half southeast quarter. sec-
tion "'.: township 14. south. range* 22.
east, northwest quarter, east half
southwest quarter and east half. sec-
tion 26. northeast quarter and east
half southeast quarter, section 34.
west half, section .,6: township 15.
south, range 22. east, north half south-
east quarter, north half southwest
quarter and northwest quarter. see-
tion 2. southwest quarter northeast
quarter, section 24; township 16.
south, range 22. east, southwest quar-
ter northeast quarter and southeast
quarter northwest quarter. section 10;
township 22. south, range 22. east.
southwest quarter southeast quarter,
section 24, northwest quarter south
west quarter, section 34: township 12,
south, range 23. east. lots '3. 4. 5. 6. ln.
11, 12 and 17, section C,. northeast
quarter, east half northwest quarter.
southwest quarter northwest quarter.
and west half southeast quarter, sec-
tion 14. lots 1. 11 and 14. section 18;
township 13. south, range 23. east,
north half southwest quarter, south-
west quarter southwest quarter and
north half southeast quarter, section
4. lots 5. 6 and 7. section 6. west half
northwest quarter, southeast quarter
northwest quarter and northwest
quarter southeast quarter. section 8,
southeast quarter northwest quarter
and northwest quarter southwest
quarter, section 10. lots 2". 21. 22 and
'2. section IS" township 14. south
range. 23, east. east half southwest
quarter, section ,. southwest quarter
section 8. lot 6. section 13. northeast r"
quarter southwest quarter and south-
east quarter, section IS: township 15.
south, range 23. east. northwest quar-
ter northwest quarter, section 8,
southwest quarter southeast quarter,
secinon is1. west half northwest nuar

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Both Sweepstakes and Go to Two
Indiana Farmers
Omaha, Dec. 19.-Fred C. Palin of
Newon, Ind.. has the best single ear
of corn in the world, while another
Indianan, J. R. Overstree, of Frank-
lin, has the best ten ears of corn the
world has ever seen. according to the
judges at the National Corn Exposi-
tion in session here, who have award-
ed the $50.000 in prizes offered by
the show. and have given first place
in both sweepstakes to Indiana farm-

More than that,
Franklin. Ind.. won

G. L. Kerlin of
the prize offered

for the best bushel of corn in the
world. demonstrating that the Hoosier
state has some superior seed corn
which is a winner at any corn show.
This is the third successive year
that the first prize for ten ears of corn
has gone to Indiana.
$1000 for Single Ear
For the best single ear of corn in
the world Mr. Palin has been awarded
the Kellogg trophy, worth $1000, while
Mr. Overstreet takes back to his state
the $1000 silver trophy offered by the
Indiana Corn Growers' Association for
the best ten ears. Lest year it was
won by L. B. Clore. who also won the
trophy two years ago. The third win-
ning gives the trophy to Indiana per-
"I spent seven years producing that
ear of corn." said Mr. Palin, who has
produced the world's best ear.

"My parent stock consisted of
Reed's yellow dent seed as a male
plant, and the mother plant was from
the Alexander Gold Standard variety.
The corn was planted two rows of
yellow dent and then two rows of
Gold Standard. The two rows of
Standard were detasseled the first
two years. This produced the seed
from which the world's best ear of
corn was produced.
Rotates Wheat, Oats and Corn
"My system of farming is to rotate
wheat, oats and corn. and I used some
codasuercTal fertilizer. Farming 280
acres or land. the yield in the field
from which this ear was selected was
about 90 bushels to the acre.
... - ma from among those

only the best ear of corn this pear,
but it is a fine r specimen than the fa-
mous Pascal ear. which sold for $550
two years ago.
"It is the best ear the world has
ever produced." says Prfoessor C. L.
Ch-ristie, of Pardue University, who
was one of the judges. "It is all corn,
very little cob. The kernels are three-
quarters of an inch deep and in per-
fect rows.
"There is no way of telling its
worth, no way of estimtaing the influ-
ence the seed from the ear will have
on the corn crop of our state, and it
is to be hoped some Indiana man will
buy it."
At the close of the exposition on
December ISth. the Palin ear will be
sold to the highest bidder. Judging
by the prices paid for other famous
ears of corn. it is expected that this

ear will sell for more than $500.
The exposition opened in Omaha
last Monday. All grains and grasses
were judged before the gates opened.
The show continues for two weeks.
and over 6000 entries were made in
the various competitive classes be-
fore the entry list closed.
Distinguished Visitors
Mrs. Ruth Bryan Leavitt, daughter
of William Jennings Bryan. with. her
little daughter. Ruth. and Miss Carrie
Dunlap, of Illinois. arrived in this city
Saturday, and were guests of Mr. and
Mrs. W. S. Jennings. The party left
today for St. Augustine and will pro-
ceed tomorrow down the east coast,
en route to Cuba and countries in
South America, where they will join
Mr. Bryan, who will leave for the
southern countries after his lecture
here on Tuesday night.-Metropolis.

We are headquarters
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Good service
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Col. Blount's Pace
Col. W. A. Blount is now letting
the postage stamp convey his messag-
es to the people regarding his candi-
dacy for the United States senate.
Other candidates had better get a
move on them or the brilliant Pensa-
colian will have such a lead on them
that they will be unable to overtake
him. He is certainly setting the oth-
er candidates a hot pace.-Galnesville


a canning factory. third largest in the

United States, is in course of erec-
tion in that place, and will soon be
ready to operate. It will have a ca-
pacity of twenty thousand two or
three pound cans of tomatoes, or thir-
ty thousand cans of peaches or pota-
toes a day. It will be the only factory
of the kind in the country to have a
cold storage plant in connection with
it for storing the raw product and
keeping it on hand indefinitely. The
enterprise is backed by A. W. Bra-
selton, a druggist from Atlanta.
It gives the Metropolis real pleasure
to note the establishment of such an
enterprise in the state. We wish.
however, that it was being built in
Miami, instead of Ocala. Some months
ago, when the farmers were realizing
such poor returns on their pineapples
and other products, we called atten-
tion to the advantage of having can-
neries here, right at the fields, to take
care of the product when the market
for one reason and another offered no
profitable returns to the grower. It
would seem to offer an opportunity
for the grower to control the market,
in some measures at least, and in the
nature of things it should be as profit-
able for him to sell to a cannery for
established prices as to ship and take
chances on an uncertain figure in the
distant markets. It is only a matter
of time, we predict, when canneries
will be located in all the important
fruit centers of Florida. The wonder
is that it hasn't been done before this.
Surely It will not be long when can-
ning will be an important and flourish-
ing industry in this state.-Miami Me-
Stung for 1b Years
by indigestion pains-trying many
doctors and $200 worth of medicine in
vain. B. F. Ayscue of Ingleside, N. C.,
at last used Dr. King's New Life Pills.
and writes that they wholly cured
him. They cure constipation, bilious-
ness, sick headache, stomach, liver,
kidney and bowel troubles. 25c. at
Tydings & Co. m
Not At All Strange
"I am looking for a husband," ad-
vertises a Philadelphia maiden.
But, dearie, husbands are married.
-Los Angeles Express.






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nation. In the creation of the world
God made the two races, the wh4t
man and the negro, distinctly differ
emt. Time has demonstrated that t h
two races cannot live together in the
same country on terms of social o
political equality. Jefferson recognize
ed that fact .more than one hundred
years ago. He predicted that slavery
would go out in blood. He urged thb
colonists to emancipate their slave
and send them back to the country:
where they sprang indigenous. H'
said that white men would take their
places as laborers and the current o
affairs would move on without a ril
ple. It would cost little money an
fte sacrifice of not a human life.
"But," continuing, he said. "if this
matter is left to force itself on. hu
man nature will shudder at the pros
pect held up." He saw the war be
tween the states: the exlpenditure ol
more than six million dollars: the
sacrifice of one million men, the flow
er of American manhood; the homes
made desolate; the orphaned children
frustrated ambitions, the hell of re
construction, through which the south
was forced to pass. and all of the hor
mrs that followed in the trail of de-
vastating warfare. If his advice had
been heeded the war would have bwen
avoided, and the two sections would
ever have known the horrible effect
of the bitterness generated by that
unfortunate conflict. Lincoln had
practically the same view of the race
question that Jefferson had. In his
memorable debate with Judge Doug-
lase you will remember he said: 'I am
aot, and sever have been, in favor of
hurilag aboutL in v .nwayr the social


there must be a position of superior
and inferior, and I, as much as any
other man, am in favor of having the
superior position assigned to the
white race.'
"The experience of mankind las
proven that what Jefferson and Lin-
coln said about the negro was abso-
lutely true. Now, if there must be a
position of superior and inferior, and
we all agree that there must be, if we
would have a government by law, the
political and social status of the ne-
gro must be fixed by law. Otherwise,
the white man will fix it without law.
and in the fixing the white man suffers
deterioration, which always comes
from living and doing those things
in violation of the law.
"In Mississippi we tried for many
years, immediately following the war,
to induce the negro to share with us
in the government of the state, but
when he had the power he declined to
do it, as he always declines to do it.
We saw the public domain squander-
ed, the public treasury looted, the civ-
ilization reared by the wisdom of out
fathers glorified by the genius of An-
glo-American statesman ship and con-
secrated by their blood, about to be
swept away under the dominance of
the black horde, congenitally unfit,
and incapable of self-government. So
the white man, by revolutionary meas-
ures, took the reins of the government
out of the hands of the scalawag, the
carpet-bagger and the negro. We did
maintain white supremacy for a num-

d her of years by stuffing the ballot-bo:
e and using the shotgun, but we sav
- that would not do. Those method:
e would ultimately undermine the civil
e ization which we were trying to pre
r serve. So. under the leadership o
James Z. George. the greatest consti
d tutional lawyer and constructive
y statesman America has produced. th,
e constitutional convention of 199, wa:
s called and a constitution adopt e
r which eliminated the negro from th,
e politics. Every student of govern
r meant in this country is. of course. fa
f miliar with that constitution, how wt
)- aot around the fourteenth and fif
d teenlth am ndnients by legislation?
against the moral and educational de
s linquencies and ,disqualifications o
- thlie negro. Most of Ihe other south
ern states have followed Mississippi'
- lead. The rxhitec man is not goinz t(
f share sovereignty with the negro. no
r will the laws suited to the government
- of the white man fit this veneered
savage. It is absurd to try to govern
, them in the same country by thf(
- same laws. God Almighty made a
i difference, and man cannot change
-.that difference by legislation. The
-IEntlish recognized the wisdom of
This statement when they began a few
months ago to reconstruct the gov-
ernment for the South African states.
The government recognizes only the
white man as a sovereign. They
have made what we ought to have in
America-a government by white
men. of white men, for all men. An-
swering the question of some negro-
pholist who insisted that this change
in the plan of government would dis-
ft-anrihi a ,,luar ti-d k 1rotfn-d mon Adn.-

hibit, unequivocally, absolutely, the
negro as a race, from participating in
the government. The legislature of
Florida might then enact a law which
will read: 'Be it enacted by the leg-
islature of the state of Florida that no
negro shall ever vote or hold office.'
That would shut the door of hope of
political equality forever in the ne-
gro's face. And when you shut the
door of political equality, you at the
same time close the door of hope of
social equality. And when you close
the door of hope of social equality to
the negro you stop, to a very large
extent, the committing of the crime
of rape, because every rape commit-
ted by a black brute on a white wo-
man is but the cruel manifestation of
the beast's criminal ambition for so-
cial equality. Then modify the four-
teenth amendment so that you can
write in the law 'white man,' 'negro,'
'Japanese,' 'Chinese,' 'Philippino.' In
other words, you can make the law
suit the creature to be governed. You
can make it fit him. To make a law
suited to the white man, adaptable to
the government of the negro, is abso-
lutel impossible. We cannot solve
this question by education or Chris-
tianization. The best educated mem-
bers of the negro race are the preach-
ers. I do not think I exaggerate when
I say that the most immoral members
of the race are the negro preachers.
They are herd bulls of the flock. Real-
ly, the negro is not immoral-he is
unmoral. He never felt the guilt of
sin. The best educated negro in
America is not as capable of under-
standing the genius of American insti
tutions as the most illiterate, sane,
sound-minded white farmer in the
state of Florida. The white man is a
government builder and a government
maintainer. The negro is a govern-
nient destroyer. His civilization lasts-
only so long as he is in the hands of
white PlEn who inculcatd it When
left to himself he ;as readily goes back
to tile harbarisnm of tlie jungle as the
do,. i1: ho:;. or any other:, wili animal
1in't has heo doniesticaied.(I will r!e-
r 'i <* o i s -iia rli stat,..

g No. it is not a matlt "er of fedli(cationl
- of C'hristi a izatioii. but rat her a qiles
f tion of ra -". It is in thli strain ol
blood: more in bIraini capacity than
s in school-book information. I believe
) in that lnyostoeriois and far-reaching
r iiinflt'i-(f' of liood. thati rowitn accu-
t ulatin intensifying capacity result-
I iln from g'-iilerations of practice of
ihe individuaI until it has ec,-onme an
instinct of the race. It was born of
SilO, brain of the white man on the
d Iak. of the Elba. ill the bogs of
Fi. island. growing. as related by Sir
STlomas Main. and founded upon the
de'wlopmoent of ;ihe it; ('vidual and re-
spect for woman. No race of people
have ever been able to show. or have
shown any capacity for self-govern-
ment whose women were without vir-
tue, and whose men did not respect
the virtue of their women. There
never was a virtuous negro on earth,
any more than there was a virtuous
mink. I do not say that to be often-
sive to the negro. but I make it as
an incontrovertible sttetoment of a

thing with him. But he has not. He
is growing more criminal every day.
IThe lines which have heretofore di-
vided the races are widening. The
sympathy and feeling of inter-dep!e),nd-
ence existing between old nmastters aind
slaves are being lost in the new genor-
ation. A feeling of positive hostility
exists in some sections of the coun-
try, where heretofore it was a feeling
of love and sympathy. Something
must be done, and the initiatory step
must be taken by the southern people.
The north is ready to come with us
when the north shall be convinced If
the real situation. We owe it to our-
selves, to our posterity and to the ne-
gro, to tell the world the truth about
it, and do the things needful. If our
southern representatives in Washing-
ton would think more about this great
problem than they do about getting
some appropriation to erect a little'
postoffice building, or build a dam
across some little stream that is not
worth the dam after it is built, we
might expect a very rapid change to
take place in the public sentiment of
the north. But, the leaven is at work,
the sentiment is growing, and I expect
to see a wonderful change in the pub-
lic mind of the north take place on
this problem within the next five or
six years. But I guess I have talked
enough on the race question for this
evening. If we could all realize and
act upon the wise counsel of the poet

"New conditions teach new duties.
Time makes ancient good uncouth:
They must upward still, and onward
Who woull 1.- :breast of tritt.
Lo. before us gleams the **n.)-:fires.
We. ourselves. must pilgrims he.
Launch our Mayflowtr and steer boldly
Through the desperate winter sea:
Nor attempt the future portals
With the past's blood-Tusted key."

We know that that is what wve ought
to d1o. But we hesitate, especially
some of thie politician-, who do not
know that the- people really want them
to do it. And they would rather hold
office than to be right. The people,
the plain people, those who by their
toil produce the wealth of the co(iun-
try. maintain its commerce ill time of
peace and fighting its battles in time
of war: from them and them alone
must the sentiment originate which
will solve lie race proldem. and all
other p)robleils."
When asked what he thought about
Florida. Mr. Varlaman .aid:
"This is my first visit to Florida. I
have enjoyed every moment that I
have spent in the state. I visited Sil-
ver Springs this morning and found
it the most interesting thing of the
kind I have ever seen. It is worth
the 5111i-mile journey to see it. But I
hope to get back to Florida again this
winter. My Bureau is making a num-
ber of dates for me to lecture and I
hope to have the opportunity of seeing
more of this God-favored land. Ocala
is a most delightful little city, and
the genial climate of this section is
only equalled by the warmth of the
hospitality of the charming people
whom I have met since my arrival.

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While in Ocala ex-Governor Varda-
man of Mississippi gave an interview
to the enterprising representative of
the Tampa Tribune on the "Race
Question," which is printed in this pa-
per by courtesy of the Tribune:
When asked about his views on the
race question, ex-Governor Vardaman
"My views on the race question are
so well known that to repeat them
will be regarded by some as a 'twice-
told tale, vexing the ears of a drowsy
man,' but the importance of the prob-
lem and my profound interest in its
solution will plead my excuse, if one
be necessary, for referring to it
again. The race problem in America
Is one of the largest magnitude, the
greatest complexity. It is a national
question and not a local issue, as
some people are in the habit of saying.
While it presses more heavily, and is
in a more acute form in the south, it
is as national in its nature-scope as
any problem that ever emanated from
the womb of time. In discussing It
I agree with Charles Frnaces Adams,
that it ca@ be successfully approach-
ed only In a scientific spirit. Phil-
anthropy has nothing to do with it;
the feeling of common humanity has
nothing to do with it; the patronizing
spirit which would raise an oppressed
race has nothing to do with it. On
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