The Ocala evening star


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The Ocala evening star
Uniform Title:
Ocala Evening Star
Alternate Title:
Evening star
Physical Description:
v. : ; 61 cm.
Porter & Harding
Place of Publication:
Ocala, Fla.
Ocala Fla
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Newspapers -- Ocala (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage:
United States -- Florida -- Marion -- Ocala
29.187778 x -82.130556 ( Place of Publication )


Dates or Sequential Designation:
Began in 1895; ceased in 1943.
General Note:
Description based on: Vol. 1, no. 5 (June 24, 1895).
Funded by NEH in support of the National Digital Newspaper Project (NDNP), NEH Award Number: Project #00110855

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Vol. I. No- 150 OCALA, FLORIDA, DECEMBER 4, 1895. Price Five Cents


Rev. J. C. Porter returned from
a trip to Palmetto and the Mana Manatee
tee Manatee river country yesterday and
has the following to say of that fa favored
vored favored section:
We left Ocala November 29th
by way of the Plant System for
the Manatee River Association
held at Palmetto. We spent Fri Friday
day Friday night at Port Tampa Inn and
greatly enjoyed the elegant ac accommodation
commodation accommodation of this famous
hostelry. Mr. Harry W. Foss,
the superintendent, is a clever and
accommodating gentleman. This
hotel is built over the water a mile
from land, and is a unique, delight delightful
ful delightful place to spend a few weeks in
any season. It is open all the
year. The fine fishing and bath bathing
ing bathing are among the attractions.
Saturday morning we boarded
the comfortable little "Kissim "Kissim-mee"
mee" "Kissim-mee" for Palmetto. This boat
makes daily trips between Mana Manatee
tee Manatee and Port Tampa.
On reaching Palmetto wc found
the association in session with a
good attendance cf ministers and
delegates. We greatly enj-.ytd
meeting the brethren and listen listening
ing listening to their earnest speeches.
We were entertained at the de delightful,
lightful, delightful, and hospitable home of
Bro, J. A. Lamb, who, with his
cultured, charming wife made our
stay a pleasure long to be remem
bered. Mr. Lamb is a large mer merchant
chant merchant and an extensive orange
grower. Pastor Whitehead and
h's excellent people entertained
the association with great hearti
ness and generous hospitality.
We were glad to note the steady
and solid growth of the Paimetto
church under the able preaching
of Bro. Whitehead.
Palmetto is on the Manatee
river, surrounded by 14 000 acres
of fertile, productive hammock
lands. It has two churches and a
fine school of more than a hundred
pupils. The school building is a
handsome one just finished at a
cost of $2,800. Prof. B Arnold, the
principal, is a college graduate
and an experienced educator. He
has two competent assistants.
Monday morning we took a
drive with Dr. M. B. Harrison
through the orange groves and
vegetabje farms, surrounding the
town. Most of the groves in thus
section escaped the freezes of last
winter, and have yielded a fair
crop of fruit. The oranges were
nearly all sold on the trees at
$2 .50 per box. It is esnmatec
that Manatee county will ship
30000 boxes this season. Tht
prettiest grove we saw was that ol
R. F. Willis. He has 1,500 bear
ing trees with not a dead limb on
them. His crop this yearamounteo
to 800 boxes.
We saw large fields of tomatoes,
cabbage, egg plants, and squash.
These vegetables are being ship shipped
ped shipped daily and bring good prices
Dr, Harrison told us that he
knew of more than twenty young
men who came to that section
several years ago without a dollar,
,and who arc now worth from
2,000 to $5,000. They made it

all on growing vegetables and pr-

First-class ham-1
mock land brings from 75 to 100
doilars per acre in the woods, and
the cost of cleaning and fencing
is about $25 per acre. With pro proper
per proper culture and a favorable season
one can clear from 300 to 500
dollars an acre raising vegetables.
We consider this one of the very
best farrhing and fruit growing
sections we have seen in Florida.
If any of our readers wish further
information in regard to this fa favored
vored favored section we refer them to
Dr. M. B. Harrison, deacon of the
Baptist church and one of the
most honest, reliable men we
The cold weather brings a good
many fires.
Another alarm was turned in
last night Jat 8 o'clock from the
first vard.
The2 department responded on
the double quick.
The fire was found to be in the
extreme northeastern house of the
city, belonging to the Ocala Build-
ing and Loan association, and un
It was a very nice cottage, and
although the roof was burned
off when the boys arrived, and only
one line of hose could be laid, the
fire was extinguished in a vdrv few
minutes, and urobabiv two-thirds
of the value of the house was
Over a thousand feet of ht.t,e
were laid, taking all of the hose
from both leels, to get one stream
on the fire.
The fire was clearly the work of
an incendiary.
We have heard many high com- J
pliments passed on the fire depart department's
ment's department's prompt work last night, as
with the headway the flames had
obtained many said it seemed im-
possible to save a stick of the
building, enter Carlisle was in
the thickest of the fight, going on
top and into the burning house,
where the fire was falling all
around, to superintend the work.
Hurrah for our fire department
The best volunteer fire department
in the United States!
Mrs. Thomas Smillie is getting
up one of the most beautiful and
nteresting entertainments that
Ocala has ever produced. It will
be given by the Ladies' Aid Soci Society
ety Society of the Presbyterian church,
with some outside assistance, and
vvid be called a 'flag fete."
It will be a series of musical
tableaux, with the characters
dressed in the flags of the coun countries
tries countries they represent, and is to take
place during .the holidays if tht
young people do not disappoint
her in attending the practice meet meetings.
ings. meetings. A very enthusiastic meeting was
held in the armory last night, with
over sixty present.
We will publish a list of the
characters and their parts in a few


We, on last night, had another
j opportunity of watching our fire
department as they bravely tough t
the greatest of all earthly destroy destroyers,
ers, destroyers, the fiery fiend; and as we. stood
far enough from the builniog t be
out of danger and looked upon the
scene, the fire department within
the burning walls, the building
wrapped in flames sUi t lop
and fragments of the burning roof
falling all around them as they
worked faithfully to save the prop
erty, we were led to exclaim. "Cer "Certainly,
tainly, "Certainly, if there is anything of which
! Ocala should b-j pn-ud, n is her
j fire department!" Theie s not a
- department in the stu r ven
i thou&h lt mav be a P ,,(i tnat
works more f-oth fully eve v fire
j than does ours'
The murderous m b continues
to crimson our soil -wan human
blood. Last wet-K, in Georgia, a
learned white educator, sixty years
U1U HUSaI 1 Bringing rum to
an assistant ttacher. was brutally
j murdered without so much as hav-
j io time to pray. In Mississippi
a negro was ruthlessly murdered
... 1 r i .-
j bV a moh because ws suspected
of killing' a whi e man mortt than
three years ag.. Thus the har
; vest ot crioie goes op, whi! our
j PU1P1C and Presis ar' prai:t:caly
j silent on ttv- whoU cjuei mi. I
Where this sp ?ir t m b mire r J
is to lend us, union pecoiy j
checked, no human power i.
foresee. It is ifirjtjscnbab v a ful
now and mob vi m nc; s
ing. Ex.
George MacKay. rhe leading ar
chitect and builder of tl e stare,
arid the firm of Mclvcr & MacK u I
building materials, and also the un-1
dertaker, D, E. JVlcIvr-r. r.t-l
edihe two jrKC stores vacated
some time agc by McCai) & Sparr
D. E. Mclver wdl n ove his stt ck
of undertaker's goods from his
present stand, and will put ?n a
stock of harness, saddles p tints,
oils, etc. George MacKay wsil oc occupy
cupy occupy one side with his office. Mc Mclver
lver Mclver & MacKay will keep their
warehouse at the F. C. & P. depot.
President Cleveland's annual
message was submitted to con-
document &nd treats ? ly .r tb
Lcountry's foreign affaus ard
finances. Like evctytbing ds-l
which has emanated from tht: ntni
of Grover Cleveland it is noted for
originality and sound logic.
Whatever may be our private
opinions in regard to Mr. Cleve Cleveland's
land's Cleveland's official action.-, we are all
forced to admit that as a statesman
he has few equa!s and no super superiors
iors superiors in this country. The message
will ba meat for the thoughtful
and bones tor the ignorant and



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Drugs, Chemicals, Patent Medicines,
Fancy Goods, Stationery, &c,
Soda Water and Ice Cream.
Physician's Prescriptions Corefully Compounded.


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3obanson 3SrosM JPxopnetors,

Work for Transient Customers Finished Same

Day Received.

Carpet cleaning'
Telephone No. 12.

Korth Magnolia St., Morth of F. C. & P. Depot, OCALA, FLA.
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Rates $1.00 per Day.


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Low Grade Prices.
Repairing and Engraving.
All Work Guaranteed at A. E. Blimett'S, Jeweler
Merchants' Block, Ocala, Fla.
Having just received a full line o the
latest styles o fall millinery, we are now
ready to please the ladies. All we ask is
for you to call and' see us.
Thanking you for past favors, I am
Kindly yours,
Mrs. C. A. Brown.


Side Square, Ocala, Fla.
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Temperance Column.
By the Ocala Temperance Reform Club.
Rev. J. P. Hilburn and Isaac Stevens, Editors

The Club meets every Sunday afternoon at 3:30
o'clock in Temperance Hall. The Public
are invited.

The foil jwia rectta! wis recent recently
ly recently mide br a stalvvirc tempernce
I had been a drinkm man for
twenty years, had rumed my
chances in life, aril made my
family wrerched. I did not believe
in God or humanity. A whisky whisky-soaked
soaked whisky-soaked brain is not adtpted to any
form of faith td her for this world
or that which is to come.
One day, about seventeen years
ago, when I returned frm the
shop to my tittle honv which was
bare of almost ev;ry comfort, to
say nothing of luxuries, my wife
told me that a lady had been to
see us, and left an orange apiece

lor rn tnree cnuoren ana some
prety cards, with a Merry Christ-m-i
for us all. Nobodv came to
t-L-r house those days, and I was
s'.jroriseJ, for this lady was the
w f ; of one of the trustees in the
c:dt university, a business man

Ocala House Barber Shop
Barbers' Supplies for Sale.
Cosmetics, Bnlhantine, Colognts,
Bay Rum, Combs, Tomes, Razors
and Fixtures will be sold cheap
for cash.
Hair Cutting, Shaving, Sham Shampooing,
pooing, Shampooing, and Demg, ail done with
neatness and dispatch, and in the
prevailing fashions.
C. V. McCoy, Prop.


Furnished rooms and lodgmg; fo?
ladies and gentlemen on Exposi Exposition
tion Exposition street, two blocks west ol
court hnue

We arc d.-nng' work to mip th
hard times. Cheapest place in
town for
Cleaning and Repairing:
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who stor I very high, and she had
plenty of money, position, educa education
tion education an i occupation. Indeed, she
had everything that we had not.
So I sat myself down to try to rea reason
son reason out som'j bad motive for her
coming, as it was my custom then
to look for bad motives in people
rather than good ones. But as her
husband was not in politics and
could not desire my vote, and as
he was nor in any business where
I coulf b anv means be of ser service
vice service to h in, and as neittier he nor
she could iin anything from us,
although I racked my brain to find
something t hat they could gain, I
was obliged to say to myself, "It
must have been what Christians
call the love or God' and when I
had come to this conclusion my
heart melted a little, and I said to
myself, ''If it is true that there is
such a thing as the love of God, I
shall reform." And from that day
I have never tasted intoxicating
liquors. Union Signal.







Dress Making and General Sewing.
All Cutting, Sewing and Fitting done in the Latest Style, at the Lowest Prices and
on short notice.
Rop m 3 U pstalrs, Worth Side Square Ocala, Fla.

New Fall flllllnery ; Goods.







is carrying a beautiful line of Pattern Hats and Everything

Have vou seen the Peace Patent Safety Folding Bed ?
It is handsome in appearance, easily handled, a Settee
whemthrown back, perfectly safe, a great economizer of
room, and at a price within the reach of all. Manufac Manufactured
tured Manufactured by the Yankee Novelty Works. Call and see sam sample.
ple. sample. Also dealers in rough and dressed Kiln Dried
Lumber, Scroll and Turned Work, Mouldings, Mantels,
Window and Door Frames, and General Job Work at
Live-and-Let-Live Prices. North of F. C. & P. Depot.


Mew end Sly

8 ii 8 "fiio

Miiimerv Line.

Call and examine goods and get prices.


F. C. & P. Low Rates to Atlanta. A Emoted Specialist.


Twelve satisfactory presents for
twdve persons for the same
amount of money, sit for a dozen
of G -ttlieb's fine photos. All
work guaranteed.
Studio opposite Montezuma.

Cheap Rates to Atlanta for
Teachers and Pupils of All Schools
via Plant System. Upon written
application of the principal the
Plant System '-'will sell tickets of
25 or more on one ticket, covering
teachers and pupils of oneschoolj
for $S.o$ each for the round trip,
giving ten, days limit. For indi individual
vidual individual tickets, $9 90 round trip,
giving ten days limit. If you are
going to Atlanta or any other
point, don't fail to see or write to
C. F. Eaires. city ticket agent,
Ocala House, or F. J. Hubsr,
F.orida Southern depot.
Cheap Rates via Plant System
to the Cotton States and Inter International
national International Exposition. For the
above occasion the Piant System
will sell round trip tickets to At Atlanta
lanta Atlanta as follows: Round trip to At Atlanta
lanta Atlanta on sale daily for $18.55, good
until January 7, 1896; on sale daily
$13.60, good twentv days from
date of sae; on sale Tuesdays and
Thursdays $9.90, goo3 ten days
from date of salt. For the quick quickest
est quickest time to Atlanta and all other
points call on C. F. Faires, city

ticket agent, Ocala House, or F.J,

Special low rates for the teach teachers
ers teachers and pupils of the Ocala High
School to Atlanta and return.
Upon written application of the
principal, the F. C. &. P. will sell
party tickets for 25 or more cover covering
ing covering students, and teachers traveling

on one ticktkfor $8.05 each. These
rates to appjy daily until Decem December
ber December 25, 1895 inclusive, with limit
to continuous passage in both di
rections with extreme limit to ten
davs from date of sale.
John Dozier, Agent; R. G.
Blake, City Ticket Agent; W. H.
Hopkins, Traveling Passenger

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And health-seekers. I am pre prepared
pared prepared to board a limited number of
guests at my residence on St,
Martins river, four miles from Ho Ho-mosassa
mosassa Ho-mosassa and three miles from the
gulf. Best of fishing and oysters.
Hunting and boat accommoda accommodation.
tion. accommodation. Fish and oysters always on
the table. Address E. F. Wheeler,
Ozello, Fla. r

A new business, especially for
ladies goods. All kinds of silks,
satins and woolen goods, and this
is the latest; improvement for dry
cleaning of: clothes. We guar guarantee
antee guarantee satisfaction, and all orders
out of the city get prompt atten attention
tion attention with short notice. The New
York Steam Dye Vorks, Ocala
Fla., opposite Ocala House. P.O.
Box S61.


Steamer Astatula will commence
to run Tuesday, Nov. .26, making
one trip a week, leaving Silver
Springs 1 1 136 a.m. for Palatka.
Sickets and reservations ran be
had by applying to C. F. Faires,

Huber, ticket agent, Florida j city ticket agent Plant System,
Soutern depot, Ocala House.

Dr. W. T. S. Vin Vincent,
cent, Vincent, founder of the
Medical Institutes
which ber lvs nam-,
original r of the best
kn vvn and most ad advanced
vanced advanced system of
treatment for Chronic
Diseases, is a medical
stecialist of sclnovl-

gei success, hohas j



frtant special practice:
associatf-d with eery

form of chronic dis disease,
ease, disease, behasthusreached

a degree ot pertection and ability in the diagnosis
and treatment of this clsss f affection, which
enables him to locate diseases of the most ob-sc-ir-,
difficult and obs'inate charicter, snd de de-ciae
ciae de-ciae whether curabl? or not, in almost every in instance.
stance. instance. NEW METHODS OF TREATMENT
discovered by him, through original investigation
e.tnive re-ear h, and ciretul exrerimen
rlacl in his hands almost infllnble remedies
fo the cure of m ny of our most dangerous
chronic aiseases. Dr. Vin ent has on tile pr
blv a longer list of testimonials cf cure thin any
other specialist 111 the tate. hp is pati uj rjv
Hell knowVi througho t the United State 'anc
Canada as the originator of

This g an i treatment is safe, sree iy, painless j
and pcminent, o opertion, n cuttinsr, no de-
ten'ion from bus'n-ss no care, no pay.
Sufferers re reqaestel o r-fe to Jacksnvil e
paper-f r testimonials of cure-s.
l)r Vincent has deci le i to visit cala every i
fou'tendiys u in tlie ear. -onsult him at j
the Ocala Hous-j from 11 a m to S p in,
Monday, December 2, 1895.
Rooms trictly Pri' ate. All rumble cases of
Cat-'rh, Nose, Th'-'-at, ar,d T-ung Dises-s. Ee
and Ear, Stomach, Lier and Kidneys, (iravel, :
Hheumitis'ti. a-lvsis, Xeuralgi. Nervous nd
Heart Diseases. Bloo 1 nd Diseases. Cm- i
sumctionij early siags, Diseases f Uladder j
and Female Organs. Sexu il Weakness a"d pri-
vate diseases skillfuUv treated. We undertake I
no incurrble cases, but cure thousands given up i
to die.
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Keeps on hand a full line of Choice Family Groceries and Country
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GOODS and NOTIONS and Prices to suit the times. Fuller
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Headquarters 317 Main St.

Jac-'sonville, Fla.


Rates $2.00 to $2.50
Open the Year Round.


Notice is given that under and by virtue of an
order of the Honorable fames II. Hill, County
Judge for Marion County, Florida, on the peti petition
tion petition of I. Du Free Hodge, Sheriff and Ex fficio
administrator of the estate of Thomas Hockley,
deceased, to pay the debts against said estate.
The undersigned will offer for sale at public auc auction
tion auction for cash, on the first
in front of the court house door for Marion
county, Florid, at o'clock m.. the following
lands: An undivided one half interest in lots
numbered thirty and fortv-three according to a
survey and plat made by T. M. Rickard of the
James Mcintosh lands in the Sanchez Grant.
Said plat recorded in deed book 4L" page 223,
in clerks office, Marion countv, Florida

Special Rates by the Week.
Free Sample Rooms.
The Star, 50c pr Month,

A Sample of Theology.

In the building where I once of of-ficed
ficed of-ficed in a western city was a dar darkey
key darkey janitor by the name of Butler,
a short, shambling-gaited fellow of
purest African b'nod, born in slav slavery,
ery, slavery, emancipated by Lincoln's pro proclamation
clamation proclamation and then at an advanced
age, but: with contented heart niling
his humble position as general
clean- r in that modern, ten-story
Times were hnrd, money scarce
and Butler's pay low, but these i
woes seemed to rest lightly upon i
him, for whether scrubbing floors,
emptying waste baskets or wash-!
mg windows he was ever singing
or whistlmg with that melody pe peculiar
culiar peculiar to the ex-slave.
It was a raw, windy, disagreeable
day in early spring an interrup interruption
tion interruption to the short taste of balmy
weather that sometimes comes to
quicken our appreciation of na nature's
ture's nature's rejuvenation. AH who have
lived in our middle latitudes have
distinct remembrance of such days
and tht-ir depressing effect on man mankind
kind mankind generally.
Butler was an exception to this
common rule. Heat, cold and
storm neither dampened his 'spirits
nor disturbed bis contentment. It
was therefore with no surprise that,
meeting him in the west corridor,
I found him singing in his usual
placd way:
If you want to tjo to Heb'n when you die.
You must put your trust in de Lord.
B lg curious as to whether the
words had any meaning" for him, I
asked: "Do vou trust in the Lord,
"Yes, massa; reckon I does," he
said with a chuckle.
"But is your trust so great that
you think you will go to Heaven
when you die?" I said.
"Oh, yes; dare's no mistake
about dat," came the ready and
well-assured answer.
"Where do you think Heaven
"Day tell us it am somewhar up
beyond de stars. I don't jest know
whar, but reckon I'll sho find it all
"But how are you going to get
"'Spect I'll be just like an an angel
gel angel and fly away on de path I'll
find marked out."
"But do you think, Butler, you'l
go straight to Heaven when you
"No, p'r'aps not; but being jest
like de angels, I reckon I'll fly
around for a spell and wait for de
jedgment. And you know, massa,
we air sho gwine to be jest as
happy and fine jest a thousand
times, yes, million times, happier
den dan now; and den, when de
jedgment day come, we'll all go up
dere, and if we trust in de Lord
enough we'll go right into Heb'n,
"And when is the judgment day
coming, Butler?"
"I can't jest tell dat, massa," he
replied with a puzzled look, "but
before berry long."
"A thousand years?"
"O, yes, I reckon it will sho be
as long as dat,"
"A million, do you think?"
"Oh, no, not a million. I heared
once when it was a-comin', but I
disremember jest when. Dey got
it all figgered out in de good book
somewhar, but I believe de best
plan am no, to bodder about dat
but to jest do de best you can, and
den if dere am a hell yo're all
right, and if dere ain't no hell yo're
all right."
Such losric was too much for me

arid I could only answer a feeble
"Yes" and profess equal ignorance.
So we tacitly considered the dis discussion
cussion discussion ended and proceeded about
our respective duties.
An hour afterward, while con consulting
sulting consulting with a client, Butler's fa familiar
miliar familiar voice came faintly to our
ear, humming the same refrain, for
he was great at singing one tune
hours at a time. A moment we
paused to listen, and glancing
through the window saw the ne

gro's woolly pate and shining face
bobbing around outside, looking as
happy and contented as ever, not-
withstanding the fact that his
foothold was only about two feet
of a stone ledge that ran around
the building on our floor.
"Bless me," said my client, "if
that old fellow isn't washing the
windows, and the air so full of dust
von nn hnrdlv see. T wonder how
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We resumed our conversation,
but it was of short duration, for
the darkey's song gave place to an
agonized shriek that brought us
to our feet and to the window,
where our worst fears met with
The window ledge was vacant
and on the pavement, seventy odd
feet below, lay a motionless some
thing, while the rapidly increasing
crowd told only too plainly that
the omnivorous western wind had
added another to its victims.
As quickly. as possible I des descended
cended descended by the elevator and, reach reaching
ing reaching the ground floor, hastened to
the scene, forcing my way through
the cr wd.
There on the cold, cruel pave
ment lay all that remained of poor
Buler a broken, bleeding mass,
just bearing the semblance of
humanity. A doctor had been
summoned, and was making anl
examination just as I arrived. Be Being
ing Being acquainted with me, he mo motioned
tioned motioned for assistance in turning
the poor fellow, who lay upon his
With reluctance, for I dislike
the sight of blood, I lent a hand,
fully expecting to find the face
crushed beyond recognition; but
greatly to my relief it was not
even marred, the force of the fall
having evidently been sustained
by some other portion of the
As I said, it was not even mar marred,
red, marred, but how wonderfully was it
transformed! The eyes were wide
open, but with no fixed and
stony stare as might be expected
from such a horrible death; rather
did they appear to behold a scene
of joy and bliss. The mouth was
fixed in a smile half of happiness
and half of wonderment, while the
expression of the entire face seem seemed
ed seemed to denote a "ioy that passeth
understanding" intermixed with
peace and happiness truly beatific.
Then did his recent words rush
in upon me with startling force
and distinctness: "We're sho'
gwine be a thousand times yes,
a million times happier den dan
now," and "I 'spect Til be jus'
like de angels and fly right away
on de path I'll find marked out."
What a potent witness was the
black face, mute with the silence
of death, yet proclaiming to me in
words louder than loudest thunder
the sure foundation on which his
trust was founded.
For many a day the vision of
that face seemed to haunt me, and
many are the times, though years
have passed since then, that mem memory
ory memory recalls it, still undimmed in
its dark, transfigured beauty; and

oft recurs that thought, nay, even
certainty, that for that poor,
humble, c'e itd soul the doing
"jus' de biis' yo' can a i de time"
was theology sufficient to open
wide the pearly gates. Frank
Leslie's Monthly.

What we have to say
About the
South and North
American L'nyd's Insurance,
New York.
Established in 1 85- Twenty
years f lair dealing:. Not a suit
npnrliror them for linaHi list-
lnsss, Rart. A L bv R G.
Dun & C'K Service upon State
Agent of Florida binds under underwriters.
writers. underwriters. Rcrs, rve for protection of
policy holders. W alth of the
Underwrite rs, $g coo ooo Hs com complied
plied complied with stati- laws and author authorized
ized authorized to transact business. $1,-000,
oo insuranc in force in Fl-inda
Why ontinu t p !V exorbitant
hih rates
when vu can get them
for less?
Agent Ocala and M tnon Co.
Office at Bnrn.-'s j.-w-lrv Store
. W.
Citv Market.
Dealer in ;d
Is of
Florida and Western
eais, Foiiitrv,
Vegetables and Fish.
Bring in your Produce and try my
James Chace,
Office over First National Bank
A. H. R. Fredrick, M. D.
Physician & Surgeon.
Diseases of Women and Children
a Specialty.
Office opposite Arlington Hotel.
Ocala, Fla.
James H. Hill,
Attorney at Law.
County Judge's office in Court
! a No. II.
City Market.
(IS ICE Mill
Fresh water varieties Bream and
Salt water varieties constantly on
Country Produce,
Eggs and Poultry,
Bought and Soid.
Aso a full line of fresh meat, sau sausage,
sage, sausage, salt fish and outside oysters
always in stock, very cheap for
LEaIaGTON, kt.
Medal awarded Prof. Smith at Worla"Fair
ient. 13 teacher. 10 000 Oraioates ia HaMneKn. Beainnor.
Address, W1LUUK I. SMITH, Pres t, Lextacton; Ky.
Writing and TeleeraDhv tautrht. loon Kftt.
Book-keeping. Business. Short-band. Tme.




Star ?
d::bli:rs in
Chicago and
Florida Meats,
E era's.
land Country Produce.
Stalls 6 and 8 City Market.
J. A. Plttmao & Go,,
..- V v.- - '.'.V-.--N
Undertakers and Enibalmers.
Dealers in Coffins, Iron and Wood
en Caskets, Burial Outfits.
Charges lower than ever before in
Ocala. Also dealers in all kinds
of Second-Hand Furniture.
Prompt attention given to all
orders by mail or telegram.
W. H. Chaille,
a i
16$ en
Board and Lodging.
Opposite Post Office.
Of the Plant System.
Leave Ocala 4:55 a.m. for Tampa
and all intermediate points.
Leave Ocala 8:10 a.m. for Dun Dun-neilon.
neilon. Dun-neilon.
Lrave 12:05 p.m. for all points
north, west and for Tampa, con
nccting with through sW-per at
Jiriettefnr Atlanta and St Louis.
Leave 2:55 p.m. for Tampa,
Punta Gnrda, St. Petersburg and
Leave 12:4 p. m. for Gaines Gainesville,
ville, Gainesville, Palatka, Jacksonville and all
points north and west.
Leave 1:50 p.m. for Tavares,
Brooksville, and intermediate
j points.
! F J. Hubr, ticket agent, Fla,
I S. depot. C. F. Faires, city tick tick-!
! tick-! et agent, Ocala House.
We carry a full line of
Choice ant.
also in con connection a first class
Bread, Cakes and Pies baked
by best Baker in the city.
at rear of store. First class
fare for the local and traveling
public. Give us a trial.
JJ, Edwards
Baptist Witness Building, corner
Fort King and Osceola street.





I am now prepared to furnish
Wood to any parties in he
city on short notice. In
sending in your order be sure
and state the kind of wood
you want. Order-boxt-s at
Wm. Gray's, Fuller & Clark's,
and G'ascow Smith's. Don't
fortt, I furnish the best
wood in town.
South Orange and Lime.
R. D. Fuller,

Office over
Merchants' National
Thomas J. Clary,
Justice of the Peace,
First District, Marion Co., Fla.
Office in Court House.
Prompt attention given to all Civil
and Criminal Cases under my
Large, cool and comfortable
rooms nicely furnished. Best of
accommodations for the general
and traveling public. Rates $1.00
per day or $4.00 per week.
Corner of North Second Street
and Orange avenc e.
Times Are Hard
and you need not deny it. But you will
forget it when you buy Groceries and
General Family Supplies of the
They also run a first-class Department
; where they do Repairing', Cleaning and
Dyeing, All work done to order and sat satisfaction
isfaction satisfaction guaranteed.
Business Manager,
W. H. Marean, M. D.,
Physician and Surgeon.
Electro-magnetic and Massage
Treatment employed in treating
Chronic Diseases. Diseases of
Women and Children a specialty.
Office, corner of Second and Main
I streets. Residence, corner of
First National Bank Block,
Ocala, Fla.
Fine Livery Turnouts and Saddle
Charges Reasonable.
j Orders by Telephone or otherwise
will receive prompt attention.
U hi
Proprietor of the only first class
Colored Barber Shop in the city.
I have taken charge of my old
stand on Exposition St., three
doors west of First National Bank
building and solicit your patronage.
I am fully prepared to do Shaving,
Hair Cutting a: Shampooing in
the latest styl Only first class
men employed. Give me a call
T. P. Lloyd,
Attorney at Law,
Will Practicc in all Courts.
James D. McOonnell,
Attorney at Law
Office in First National Bank
ocala; FLA.




S)me Things You Know and Some
Things You Don't Know.

Nice Florida oranges at Gray's.
W. N. Camp of Albion is in
Pu rity of oysters at Gray's today.
J. R, Lowry of Jacksonville is in
the city.
A Hue Jot of fat et:e today at
J. W. Woodward of Dublin, Ga.,
is in the city.
F'ne Key oysters today
at Grays.

Call and Ke Ro well's $3 Shoe
best made.

W. P A ford of
the Montezuma.

Weston is at

Children's Caps in great variety
at Ro well's.
C. W. Driver of Hartshorn is in
the brick city.
Trunks and Traveling Bags a
J. A. Rowell's.
"C A Sparkman of Philadelphia
is in Ocala.
A first class Lady's Umbrella for

85c at A. Rowell s.

D. S. Wood row
from Atlanta

has returned

Call at Rowell's and get the

latest style Dunlap Hat.

Thomas A. Gouseof Fernandina

is in town.
The Dejoinville, scarf, the
latest tie out, at Rowell's.
J. H. Jerome of Baltimore is at
the OcaJa houe.
Young chickens cheap constant constantly
ly constantly on hand at Win. Grav's.
Inspect Rowell's line of Winter
Underwear before purchasing.

G-orgr Pitcher of Providence,
R. I., is in town.
Houses, to rent in second war'
Apply to Chas. Phiilips. 2c-iw
Apples as fine as you ever saw
at Gray's.

Philip Hous and wife of Anita
were in the city yesterday.
Wrn Gray has an over-supply o
fint- Chickens of every variety.
R. A Hall, practical Painter and
Paperhanger, Glazier and Kalso Kalso-miner.
miner. Kalso-miner. Box 296, Ocala, Fla.
H. W. Selig of Savannah is in
Ocala today.
Fresh oysters on ice will be
found every day now at Wm.
There is only one Shirt in the

world for me, and that is the Man Manhattan,
hattan, Manhattan, at Rowell's.
W. M. Brooks of Floral City is
in Oc la on phosphate business.
Prettiest line of Infants' Soft
Sole Snoes ever shown at J. A.
Rq wen's.
Fresh Venison and Fine Salt
Fish-Roe just received at L. S.
Black's, stall 11, city Market.
W. H. Hopkins returned yester yesterday
day yesterday from a business trip to Palat-ka.

Thomas and Samuel Taylor of
Pottstown, Pa., aie at the Monte Montezuma.
zuma. Montezuma. George MacKay returned last
night from a protracted business
trip to Atlanta.
The National Protective Legion
pays $15 per' week to members in
case of sickness o- disability.
We had the heaviest frost of the
season Jnst night, vvlvcri nipped
very tender veget tb?es.

If you get stains on your clothes
send them to the Ocala Steam
laundry and get them removed.
Portraits in all stales, and photo photographs
graphs photographs from the card cameo to life
size, at Gottl--b's Studio opposite
Montezuma Hottl.
Capt. R. B. MtConnell returned
yesterday evening from a two
weeks' visit to Atlanta.
If you want your lace curtains
done up properly send them to the
Ocala Steam Laundry.
Send your carpets to the Ocala

Steam Laundry and have them
cleaned, which is cheaper than to
buy new ones.
Fred Gardner's new horse pulls
the truck so fast that he has to
have a little boy to hold his hair

You can carry $1000 to $5000
for $24 to $30 per year in the Na National
tional National Protective Legion. F. C. W.
Williams, organizer, 'Mitchell Blk,,
Ocala, Fla.
If the Lord should appear to tomorrow,
morrow, tomorrow, som church members

would wsh that he had given them

a few hours' notice.

Out Mr Stock of


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If yon want a flrsr eias turnout,
cither sidoic nor' bugy or car carriage.
riage. carriage. Ht leasonab'i. prices, call at
E. B. Rich..orriMii's stables, and be
- il ae om initiate you.
Ms Lilian E hston of Jockson,
Tex., w x has been visiting in Mc Mcintosh
intosh Mcintosh J r bom.: tune, vas in the
ciry yeaic rd.y.



ticket rgent, p-s- ier d-prt.


The C venant Building and
Loan ii-hocsation will pay you 8 per
cent lor me u-o of your money, or
loan you theirs at 6 percent.
YVhirh tin von nrefVr ? IT IVI

I j 1

The Choral Society meets to to-night
night to-night and a ru 1 atte? af cc is ur-

gently requested as smv-- very ins- J
porrant buun-s is tu be trans- j
actecj ; You can make twelve eLi;ant
I Xmas presents to twelve of your
For Sale. A first cass horse j relatives and b ir.ends bv sit-r-rid
bugy Th 1 oisc is a splen- j ting NOW for a don of Gott Gott-id
id Gott-id buggy horse. Can be had j herb's unexcelled photographs.
c-eap lor cash by applying at the i Studio opposite Montezuma,
custom house.
Rev. J. C. Porter returned from Col. J. J. Hickman of Missouri,
Ho t Myers yesterday, having past grand master of the order of

postponed his Key West trip on Good templars tor the world, will
account of the steamer Olivette deliver a address on temperance
being overcrowded. j on Friday evening, Dec. 6, at Wit-

j ness hall, at 7:30 o clock. The

FLORIDA DAY. Prof J W. Paine, the genial su
j'perintendent of the Meadow Land
. and Improvement company, takes
Plant S stern Rates to Atlanta f ,
J a great neal ot interest m our
December 10 j Metropolian Band, and is, in fact,
On Dec 10 rhe P apt Sysn-m j a kind or daddy to the boys, who
wiil sell tickets to Ulat.ta and re- one and all h ive a great liking for

If you are goin t Ai r any another has done a great deal for
other poir.t. i.d wnr ? 1 : cj'itck-st I , ,HU TT ,
u i ( r 11 n ; tne bandzbovs. He is a splendid j
and n-st r.ute, don t t -il r cil on a J
or write to C F. Fpir s iw ticket natural musician, and can perform 1
agent, Ocala honn V J. lluber, on any musical instrument in the!

IFeel I



g We ask this repeatedly, because g

J stuwua uiicusca uiicn IUliOW I ruling 3


I Badly


world. He is onof the most sc- j
cial, jolly fellows in the country.
There are twenty five or thirty j

members in this splendid band, j

and we should lend them our aid
and encouragement, as it takes
money to sustain them in their
present flourishing condition.



I Bitters



For Rent. A ten-room house.
Hot and cold bath, two blocks
from square. Apply to H. G. Hay Hay-craft
craft Hay-craft at city ticket office of Plant
Mr. Baldwin and daughter, Miss
Artie, drove down from Mcintosh

Monday evening, and yesterday
drove out to Silver Springs and re

turned to Mcintosh yesterday eve


Nice Sweet Potatoes at 50 and J One of our compositors, we will
55 cents per bushel at William not iiive his name here, is ereatlv


Fine fresh water fish today on
ice at L. S. Black's, stall No. n,
City Market.
C. H. Goodrich of New York is
in the city, a guest of the Monte

Fine Fresh Oysters every day at
L. S. Black's, 25c per quart. Stall
11, city market.
Watch J. A. Rowell's window
for the latest styles in Gents'
Furnishing Goods.

elated on account of the fact that
a certrin young ;ady remembered
his birthday, yesterday, by sending
him a beautiful (Brown) no, it was
a pure white bilk handkerchief.
The ninth annual meeting of the

Ocala Building and Loan associa association
tion association will b held in Secretary
Scott's office Thursday night. The
annual report will be received and
officers elected and stockholders of
series A will be paid. This com company
pany company has the best showing of any
in the state.

public is corriaiv invited to at attend.
tend. attend. Admission free.
16,50.37 paid to 44 members
by the National Protective Legion

on Oct. 16, 1895. Their coupons j
having matured for the first five j
years period, They Won While j

Rev. L. D. Geiger, a former pas pastor
tor pastor of the Ocala Baptist church,
made us a pleasant cali today. He
is now pastor at Apopka and
Brooksville, and has recently be become
come become noted as an evangelist. He
will preach the introductory ser sermon
mon sermon at the Baptist state conven convention
tion convention in Pensacola, Jan. 8, 1896. He
is president of the State Board of

Missions and a member of the
board's executive committee. He
has been the vice-president of the j
Sunday School Board of the South-!
ern Baptist Convention for several I

consecutive years. He is an able
preacher and a Baptist leader in

The fare to Key West on ac account
count account of the state firemen's tourna tournament
ment tournament is one and one-fourth fare for
the round trip on all railroads in
the state, and from Port Tampa to
Key West $15 for the round trip
by steamer, which includes meals
and beith. On sale Jan. 20 and 23.



If you are weak Q
and generally ex- 2
hausted, nervous, g
have no appetite X
and can't work, r
begin at once talc- m
ing the most relia relia-ble
ble relia-ble strengthening 3
medicine, which is q
Brown's Iron Bit- X
ters. Benefit comes q
from the very first
dose. g

g Dyspepsia Kidney and Liver g
o Neuralgh., Troubles,
Q Constipatici99 Impure Blood, ra
g Malaria, Nervous ailments g
o Women's complaints. f
5 Get only the genuine it has crossed red
5 lines on the wrapper.
Salt Fish
I keep constantly on hand
all kinds of provisions, includ including
ing including Fish,
Fruits and Vegetables,
and all kinds of Fresh Green
Groceries. I also receive
Chickens, Eggs and Ice.
A large supply constantly on
Exposition Street, west from
First National Bank.

Bring us your Job Work
if you want it clone neat and
at Reasonable prices.



William James, the Upstairs
Barber in the Gary Block,
Has taken.a Fall
Hair Cut, 15 c.
Shampoo, 15 c.
Shave, 10 c.
All work done in first-class style.
Come and give me a triaL
Wm. James,
The Upstairs Barber,