The Ocala evening star


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The Ocala evening star
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Russians Give
London, Sept. Jl. Another success
on the South Galician front, resulting
in the capture of five thousand men
is announced by the Russians. Even
the Petrograd newspapers, admit
that the fighting in this section is not
of vital importance, since the Ger Germans
mans Germans are still hovering along the min minor
or minor forts which form the last remain remaining
ing remaining defenses in the way of complete
control of the railroad system desired
by the invaders.
The Russians declare the intiative
in isolated engagements is .gradual .gradually
ly .gradually passing into their hands. Near
the center of the line, von Macken Macken-sen
sen Macken-sen is still pushing his way vigorous vigorously
ly vigorously toward Pinsk. Near Grodno and
on the road to Kovno, strong offen offensive
sive offensive movements have developed.
Official reports don't show as much
activity on other fronts as in the
east. Sharp fighting is in progress
along the Austro-Italian front, but
there is no fresh news from the Vos Vos-ges
ges Vos-ges or the Argonne, where the Ger Germans
mans Germans have launched heavy attacks.
The long expected German offensive
in the west seems to be near. They
have attempted to break throgh the
. French lines in the Vosges mountains
and Artois as well as in the Argonne
forest. The Teutons claim to have
occupied some French trenches. The
French admit the losses but say the
Germans used asphyxiating gases and
that the French regained most of the
ground lost at Hartman and Weiler Weiler-kopf,
kopf, Weiler-kopf, later repulsing a violent attack
CESSION CONCESSION The Associated Press correspond correspondent
ent correspondent at Sofia discloses that Serbia has
offered to cede Macedonia to Bulgaria,
as far as the Vardar river, but Bul Bulgaria
garia Bulgaria wants it all. This is where the
negotiations would reach a deadlock,
for Serbia has desired above all else
to maintain a common border with
Greece. Bulgaria has demanded Mon Mon-istir,
istir, Mon-istir, near the southwestern border,
which would make a common border
(Associated Press i
Tampa, Sept. 11. An explosion
from an unknown cause in a saloon
at Seventh avenue and Twentieth
street, destroyed the place, badly
damaged a saloon across the street
and the Haimovic dry goods store.
Nearly every window in a three block
radius was broken. No one was ser seriously
iously seriously hurt.
Brownsville, Sept. 22. The killing
of two Mexicans by their own coun countrymen
trymen countrymen near Lyford, Texas, has de developed
veloped developed a new angle in the border
situation. Both were killed, army of officers
ficers officers think, because of their friendli friendliness
ness friendliness for American.

IIDMfMP Olfff TO! TniTflM
Up im mm if I ill I UN
ll 1 jm l I

their Enemies

(Associated Press)
Washington, Sept. 11. The border
situation is now under full control by
federal troops, so General Funston
has reported. The arrival of the
Sixth Cavalry, Funston says, gives
him enough men to put down any up uprising
rising uprising or trouble with bandits.
(Associated Press)
Washington, Sept. 11. The note
the German government has deliver delivered
ed delivered to the American ambassador, and
believed to be supplemental to the
communication on the Arabic, has
now, it is believed, taken ,up the
question of a submarine's unsuccess unsuccessful
ful unsuccessful attempt to torpedo the liner Or Or-duna,
duna, Or-duna, on which there were twenty twenty-two
two twenty-two Americans. It is understood
Germany points out some sort of
justification for this act.
Secretary Lansing expresses the
view that the United States is fac facing
ing facing the question whether it is willing
to let the arbitration court decide if
the submarine commander was justi justified
fied justified in his act. The court, it is un understood,
derstood, understood, would not be expected to
touch the general subject of legality
of the act. It is admitted the United
States has reached the conclusion of
its attitude in the Arabic case, but it
is not disclosed.
State Department Officials will Not
Comment on the Situation
(Associated Press)
Washington, Sept. 11. Austria has
not replied to the president's request
that Ambassador Dumba be with withdrawn.
drawn. withdrawn. United States officials de decline
cline decline to comment on the situation,
and likewise had nothing to say re regarding
garding regarding Count BernstorfFs state statement
ment statement that he gave no documents to
James Archibald, the American who
carried Dumba's letters.
Indications are that there will be
strong competition in the bidding
next Tuesday for the construction of
Ocala's sewerage system. A number
of representatives of construction
firms are in the city going over the
grounds, making soundings and in
other ways making themselves fam familiar
iliar familiar with conditions. According to
the best information obtainable there
will be only one local concern to en enter
ter enter the lists for this contract.
For plumbing and electrical work
see H. W. Tucker. Phone 300. tf

French Repel



Paris, Sept. 11. Reports from the
Argonne say the German crown prince
has lost 100,000 men in that section.
His recent attempts to cut the French
line were unsuccessful.
A Havas dispatch from Algiers
says the steamer Villa Dehostagen of
the Compagnio Generale Trans Trans-Atlantique,
Atlantique, Trans-Atlantique, has been sunk by a sub submarine.
marine. submarine. This is the fourth vessel of
this line sunk since the beginning of
the recent German submarine activ activity
ity activity in the Mediterranean and along
the French coast.
(Associated Press)
New York, Sept. 11. Dr. Dumba,
the Austrian ambassador, left for his
summer home at Lenox, Mass., this
morning. He refused to comment.
He had another long conference with
the German ambassador before leav leaving.
The grand gold medal contest held
last night at the Montbrook Baptist:
church was a most successful one.
The committee with the state super superintendent,
intendent, superintendent, Mrs. Etta V. Mendenhall,
of Tampa, left the city about 3 o'clock
yesterday afternoon, reaching their!
destination without incident except
that the ride was a delightful one. At
the hospitable home of Mrs. McAr McAr-thur
thur McAr-thur the party separated to have
dinner with various friends, all meet
ing at the church at 7:30, reinforced
by the entire country side, the church
being filled to overflowing with en enthusiastic
thusiastic enthusiastic listeners. The edifice was
tastily decorated in late summer
flowers and brightly lighted.
A full church choir rendered a
musical program while the audience
was assembling, and recitations were
given by a number of children inter interested
ested interested in the great W. C. T. U. work.
This was followed by a vocal solo by
Mrs. McArthur.
Mrs. Mendenhall, Mrs. G. D. Wash Washburn
burn Washburn and Mrs. C. H. Shaw occupied
the rostrum and the program was a
feast of good things well rendered
and perfectly carried out. The con contest
test contest for the beautiful gold medal was
a close one, Miss Cevie Roberts win winning
ning winning over her competitors. Her ad address
dress address was especially fine and she re received
ceived received the congratulations of the en entire
tire entire house on her superb effort.
The winning of this medal entitles
Miss Roberts to enter the great dia diamond
mond diamond contest that will be held next
November in Orlando. All winners of
grand gold medals only are entitled
to enter this contest.
Rev. Lewis of Lake City delivered
the presentation speech and with
Mrs. Mendenhall did the honors of
the occasion. The entire affair was
one of great pleasure and success.
and as guests in the homes of the
Montbrook people the Ocala delega delegation
tion delegation speak in the loudest praise of
their charming and whole souled hos hospitality.
pitality. hospitality. Mr. L. W. Duval is expected home
from Kentucky this afternoon.



the Attack
We the undersigned citizens of
Ocala, respectfully urge that all citi citizens
zens citizens of the city, interested in its ad advancement
vancement advancement and prosperity, meet at
the court house Monday evening, Sep September
tember September 13th, at 8 o'clock p. m. to dis discuss
cuss discuss and consider the proposed loca location
tion location of the combined water and elec electric
tric electric light plants, and all matters in
cident thereto.
... F. G. B. Weihe.
H. B. Whittington.
E. P. Martin.
D. M. Boney.
O. C. Tignor.
Geo. A. Nash.
Geo. L. Taylor. (
H, B. Clarkson.
S. Haile.
A. L. Izlar.
Thomas Sexton.
L. Moreton Murray.
S. W. R. Whaley.
J. P. Phillips.
T. H. Johnson.
F. E. Bridges.
B. A. Weathers.
F. W. Ditto.
J. H. Benjamin.
(Associated Press) v
Berlin, Sept. 11. The German
newspapers question the t United
States' good will in asking the Aus Austrian
trian Austrian ambassador's recall. They take
the view that the ambassador was
merely doing his duty.
9:30 a. m. Sunday school.
11 a. m. Preaching by the pastor,
Rev. Bunyan Stephens.
Subject, Patience.
7:45 Evangelistic service.
Sunday school, 9:30 a. m.
Preaching, 11 a. m.
Junior League, 3 p. m.
Senior League, 4 p. m.
m Preaching 7:30 p. m.
All cordially invited.
J. M. Gross, Pastor.
Scorching in the East and Freezing in
the West
(Associated Press
Washington, Sept. 11. While some
of the hottest weather of the year has
prevailed in the south and east, the
temperature is below freezing in the
west Canadian provinces and it is
snowing in Helena, Montana.





To the City Council of Ocala.
.Gentlemen: In the new estimate
for the expenditures for the budget of
1915-16, submitted to the city coun
cil .t their meeting of August 24th,
by Councilman Moore, a number of
changes were recommended to lighten
the burden of the tax payers, citing
financial depression, and strict econ economy
omy economy should be practiced in every de department.
partment. department. This is highly comendable.
Mr. Moore says: "We are progres progressive
sive progressive and desire to keep up with larger
cities in public improvements, but
must consider that improvements can cannot
not cannot be made by direct taxation, so
the question for the council to solve,
is, how to keep down the expense of
the city within reason so the tax
payer may not be burdened by ex excessive
cessive excessive taxation under present finan financial
cial financial conditions." This is all sweet
music to the tax payer.
Mr. Moore promises relief to the
tax payer as follows:
Executive Department
This department consists solely of
salaries and incidental expenses. Sal Salaries
aries Salaries of councilmen is $15 per month.
While not excessive it amounts to
$1,620 a year. Mr. Moore suggested
that all members of the coupcil do donate
nate donate their salary toward maintain maintaining
ing maintaining either hospital, Ocala band, or a
rest room. The rest room was pre preferred,
ferred, preferred, so hi mill was added for that
purpose, but nearly all councilmen
present preferred to draw their sal salaries.
aries. salaries. No reduction resulted in this
department, but mill was added to
the general fund.
I will only discuss the departments
where reductions were recommended.
Street Department
Here a reduction of $1500 was
made. Upon investigation I find that
a number of our streets are in a de deplorable
plorable deplorable condition and have had very
little attention. The Silyer Springs
road is reported as being in a dread
ful condition and would take over
$1000 to repair it. We must also
make arangements to purchase ma material
terial material from some source, as the city's
quarries are exhausted. Taking all
this in consideration, it would add to
the estimate of the budget instead of
reducing it. Then the indebtedness of
this department is not covered by Mr.
Moore's estimate. One bill $506 to
the Standard Oil Co., for a car of as as-phaltum,
phaltum, as-phaltum, remains unpaid. The as as-phaltum
phaltum as-phaltum ttxi yarziAtd last year,
stored in the city stable lot, and a
great portion is going to waste.
Sanitary Department
A reduction of $500 in this depart department
ment department was made, the chairman of this
committee stating that he could have
the work done less the $500, all mem members
bers members voting yea. This is the only de department
partment department that can stand the reduc reduction.
tion. reduction. Sidewalk Paving
Under this head there was $4000 set
aside to take care of the city's indebt indebt-ness
ness indebt-ness to the Woodmar Sand & Stone
Co. This item was not for new work,
but was stricken from the budget,
stating that paving certificates could
be sold to take care of the balance
due. The finance committee was in instructed
structed instructed two months ago to dispose
of the certificates, but up to date no
sale is reported, and in the event the
sale was effected the money realized
could not be used to take up the city
notes for $5000 held by our banks and
stop paying interest, so there is no re reduction,
duction, reduction, if certificates are not sold, no
provision is made to pay the Wood Wood-mar
mar Wood-mar Sand & Stone Co.
Fire Department
No reductions are recommended ex excepting
cepting excepting $2000 on hydrant rental and
city water. This would only benefit
the non-consumer of water and tax
payer if he was called on to pay. On
the other hand, the earnings of the
plant would show $2000 shy a year,
yet the cost of operating the plant
would be the same. On the whole, it

(Auoclcted Tress)
New York, Sept. 11. Count von
BernstorfT, the German ambassador,
emphatically denied today that he
used James Archibald, the American
newspaper man, as a messenger. It
has been stated that Archibald car carried
ried carried papers for the German diplomat
as well as for the Austrian ambassa ambassador.
dor. ambassador. '
Washington, Sept. 11. President
Wilson's request for the recall of
the Austrian ambassador. Dr. Dumba,
has broadened into the situation, in
volving Captain Franz von Papen, a
military attache at the German em embassy;
bassy; embassy; Austrian Cdhsul General von
Pereke, of New York, and possibly
German Ambassador Count von Bern BernstorfT.
storfT. BernstorfT. The official view is that the
ambassador, although' technically in involved,
volved, involved, is not so seriously concerned
a. the others. It is not unlikely that
von Papen and von Pereked will be
recalled or dismissed from this coun country.
try. country. Official Washington views that the
friendly relations with the Germanic
powers is more strained than ever,
as a result of the disclosure, coupled
with Germany's disappointing and un unsatisfactory
satisfactory unsatisfactory explanation of the sink sinking
ing sinking of the Arabic. The hope that the
submarine crisis was safely passed
and a break with Germany avoided is
displaced by misgivings and the talk
of a possibility of breaking diplomat diplomatic
ic diplomatic relations is again heard. This
time it involves both' Germanic pow powers.
ers. powers. WILLIAM SPRAGUE
Paris, Sept. 11. William Sprague,
the famous war governor of Rhode
Island, died here this morning of
William Sprague was the last of
the civil war governors. He outlived
every member of Lincoln's cabinet,
every chief executive of the states,
and nearly every member of Con Con-grss,
grss, Con-grss, of the war period. He probab probably
ly probably was the youngest man in this coun country
try country ever elected to the governorship
of a state.
Born at Cranston, R. I., in 1830, he
early inherited a large fortune. Young
Sprague anticipated the civil war.
For two years prior to the outbreak
he maintained two full batteries of
artillery at his own expense. When
the war came, Rhode Island and
Sprague were ready to rush to the
The fouthful governor, at the head
of 3000 well-drilled troops, was one
of the first to reach Washington. He
marched with his volunteers to the
battle of Bull Run and later to the
would make a bad showing for the
plant and would put municipal owner ownership
ship ownership of public utilities on the "blink."
" Mr. Moore thinks it unfair to the
tax payers of this city to be called on
to furnish police and fire protection
to non-tax payers, and the difficulty
of the water department, if any
should not be foisted upon the tax
payers, as a large portion of the con consumers
sumers consumers do not contribate anything
directly to the expense of operating
the-' city. By this I understand that
Mr. Moore's idea is to lower water
and light rate to the city and raise





the rate to the consumer in order to
lighten the burden of the tax payers,
and foist a larger indirect tax on the
non-tax payer who is, in nearly every
instance, a wage earner. He pays a
minimum rate of $1 a month for wat water,
er, water, also the same for light. He must
also make a deposit in advance, be because
cause because he is not a property owner. He
must pay a higher rent to the tax
payer, because the house is equip equipped
ped equipped with light and water. The non nontax
tax nontax payer usually spends his money
with the merchants in a town, and if
he can save a few dollars from his
earnings it is with a view of ac acquiring
quiring acquiring a home of his own and become
a tax payer.
The police protection amounts to
nothing; they have no valuables to
speak of to cause them to fear burg burglars
lars burglars and robbers; neither fire pro protection
tection protection is necessary to mention; the
few household goods they possess are
usually saved in case of fire.
The city has 760 water meter ser services,
vices, services, about 60 of them are resi resident
dent resident property owners, about 30 pay
personal, and about 10 of these pay

no tax.
The books in the city clerk's office
show that 760 services have paid for
operating the plant, general expen expenses,
ses, expenses, also distribution and mainten maintenance,
ance, maintenance, leaving only a small deficit.
On January 1, 1915, the tax pay payers
ers payers were indebted to water fund as
follows :
Hydrant : $4,860.00
City Market 64.00
Public Service 400.00

For six t months beginning
Jan. 1st to July 1st, the

same service, less city mar-


mers and tax payers to non-resident
speculative holders of property.
If no provision is made by direct
taxation to take care of $100,000
water bond interest and sinking fund
of 3000, and water plant does not
quite pay all expenses, and still rec recommend,
ommend, recommend, a decrease in its earnings,
how do you propose to raise funds to
take care of the S8000? Of course,
the answer is clear raise the rate to
Public Lighting
This is a parallel case with public
water, a3 both plants are owned by

the city, only of much greater magni magnitude
tude magnitude and a far better paying invest investment.
ment. investment. Short History of the Light Plant
In the year 1898 the city floated a
$16,000 6 twenty year electric bond
issue. The sum of $14,200 was ex expended
pended expended for the purchase and improve improvement
ment improvement of the plant. Since then the
plant has been continually operated

by the city. On January 1st, 1915, it
is invoiced by the city at a valuation
of $58,278.59, and the records avail available1
able1 available1 will show that the light plant
has not only paid all operating ex expenses
penses expenses and kept up the interest on the
bonds, but added value to the plant in
extensions and improvements in the
sum of $44,078.59, but this is not all
yet. I can only find records from
Sept. 1, 1907, from that date to June
1st, 1911, the electric light plant paid
in money and service to the general
In money and city service $20,500.00
From June 1st, 1911 to Oct.
1, 1913 22350.00
Oct. 1, 1913 to July 1, 1915. 15,446.33



" Total ;.. $7,954.00
, This is the amount of direct tax
foisted on the tax payers, of which
he never paid a dollar.
If the water plant was the proper property
ty property of an outside corporation the tax
payers would have been called on not
only for $7,954 but for considerable
more, as the water rate was reduced
33 1-3 soon after the plant was pur purchased
chased purchased by the city.
Mr. Moore says, as I have previous previously
ly previously stated, to foist the difficiency that

may occur in the operation of the
water plant by reasons of its low rate,
upon the tax payer is adding double
burden on about one third of our adult
1 i 1 J.1 1 J A -1

uawii, aiiu iwu uuiucuiatcijr icv-
ommehds that water rate to city be
Teduced 50.
. The city tax books show, that we

and personal property, 772 who pay a
personal tax only, 150 non-resident
property owners who pay only on real
estate, 279 pieces of property assess assessed
ed assessed unknown.
There is no way to ascertain how
many pieces of property is owned by

ing there is fifty per cent., half of
279, 139 arid 150, making the total
number of non-resident property own owners
ers owners 289.
We have 760 meter services, 10
of these, or 76, are non-tax payers.
Mr. Moore lays so much stress on
. the non-tax payer in his revised budg budget,
et, budget, he would raise the water rate to
.tax 76 consumers of water, but not
tax payers, and relieve 279 non-resident
property owners of paying any
tax for hydrant rentals or city water,
yet they may be owners of valuable
buildings and reap great profits from
high rents charged their tenants, but
pay no tax for these services.
We should always bear in mind that

water and light bills are paid solely
by people who live in the city and

whose efforts are building up the city.
Taxes are paid, in part, by those who
do not live in the city, who do not
contribute to its upbuilding, but who
do own property here, which the ef-

- forts of those who live here are en enhancing
hancing enhancing in value. Therefore, the
city should levy a tax for both light
and water. This would shift a part of
the burden from the resident consu-

Xothing wasted near him. Also serv served
ed served the city many years.
Police Department
Everybody likes congenial Frank
Adams, serving his second term a3
chief. No complaints have been heard
that he shirks his duties.
Street Department
Mr. Marsh is the best and most
conscientious man that ever served
the city as superintendent of streets.
Sanitary Department
Mr. Cleveland has been employed
by the city for many years, served as
the head of various departments and
given entire satisfaction. With such
men serving the city, we need not
worry about extravagance.
I believe in true economy every everywhere.
where. everywhere. I also believe in safe guard

ing the city's funds. I do not sanc sanction
tion sanction questional deals with city's se securities,
curities, securities, and we should not try to save
at the spigot and let waste at the
The revised budget is a gaseous, il illuminating,
luminating, illuminating, and plausible grand stand
play, and bears all the ear marks of
having- been coached in tts prepara preparation
tion preparation by ex-councilmen who favor high
rate on lighting to the consumer, and
enthusiastic advocates of large bond

issues, having assured the


Our success depends on the success of the community.
We invite any one who needs the service of a strong banking institution
to call and talk over their plans with us.
The Ocala National Baek
Capital and Surplus 890,000


South Bound
No. 1. Lv. Jacksonville, 9:30 p. m.;
Ar. Ocala, 1:45 a. m.; Lv. Ocala 1:50
a. m.; Ar. Tampa 6:30 a. m.; Lv.
Tampa 7:30 a. m.; Ar. St. Petersburg
9:30 a. m.
No. 3. Lv. Jacksonville 9:30 a. m.;

people A r. Ocala 12:57 p. m.; Lv. Ocala 1:17

Total 58,796.33
Extensions and Improve Improvements
ments Improvements 44,078.59

Total ... $102,874.92
These figures represent net earn earnings
ings earnings paid by consumers, tax payers,
and consumers that are not tax pay payers,
ers, payers, in other words, all indirect tax.
The $14,200 bond 3 are due in 1918
and remains unpaid. This will show
the whole electric light plant was
bought, operated and improved on
the city's credit and not one dollar
paid to this day by direct taxation.
Electric Light Service Charged to City
From the auditors report Decem December
ber December 31r 1914, I find the following
charges against the city unpaid:
City Hall $ 28.84
City fire station 110.56
City market 18.54
City street lamps 3,274.97
City clock 48.00
City arches : 348.48
City whiteway 135.37
Marion County Hospital.... 269.85
Marion County Fair Ass'n... 150.00
Ocala Board of Trade 79.72






With One Dollar's worth

of other Groceries for

Cash on
Smith Grocery Co.
Ocala, Fla.

Total- $4,464.33
According to Mr. Moore's idea this
amount should be mostly paid by indi indirect
rect indirect taxation that means raise the
rate to the consumer.
I have shown all provisions ever
made by a tax leyy for city lighting
has been used up in the. various city
departments, and for the purchases
of real estate. The council of 1913
purchased the Robertson lot for $6000
and the council of 1914 purchased the

civic center lot for $12,500. No tax
levy was made to provide for the pur purchase
chase purchase of real estate, so all available
funds were used and this council
found the city in debt to the tune of
$18,000. With this indebtedness and
the bond issues of $275,000 to be tak

en care of, the taxpayer will see that
a higher millage must be levied, but
it will be only for this. year.
The light plant will take care of

its own bond interest and sinking
fund. The water plant will not take
care of bond interest and sinking

fund, and millage must be provided
for one year.

After water and light plants are
built, they will not only take care of
themselves, but pay large dividends to
the city.
It must be remembered that this
council is not responsible for the em

barrassing position we are placed in,
but the council of 1914, backed up by
the tax payers of the city on the the
bond issue, so we should not hesitate

to do our duty and fix the millage

as it should be.

The revise budget tries to evade the
issue, pleading financial depression,

hard times, does not want to burden

the tax payer with direct taxes, re requesting
questing requesting that the strictest economy
must be practiced in every city de

partment, as under the present condi

tions the tax payer must not be burd
ened by wasteful and extravagant ad
ministration. This is a "solar plexus.'

I think the city of Ocala is blessed
with the best of men in every depart


In the executive department, than

Mr. H. C. Sistrunk, a more obliging,
honorable and efficient person could

not be found. Has served the city

for many years years-Fire
Fire years-Fire Department

tmel Chambers nas his eyes on
everything around the fire station.

that bond issues would not increase
taxation, but now the chickens come
home to roost, but nobody wants the
chickens. In my opinion there will be
another crop, as the roosters can be
heard crowing already.
Gentlemen, I have shown the lec lec-tric
tric lec-tric light plant has never been sup supported
ported supported by a direct tax. The water
plant is not self-supporting, at pres present.
ent. present. The street department needs ev every
ery every dollar provided for by the origi original
nal original budget. The provision for side
walk indebtedness should remain al also.
so. also. This would leave a reduction of
$500 in the sanitary department ac accomplished
complished accomplished by the revised budget, and
add an indebtedness to the' general
fund of $1,068, so let us consider the
original budget and make provisions
that will cover every city depart department.
ment. department. In the last paragraph of the re revised
vised revised budget Mr. Moore says: ''In
submitting this revised budget, I have
been guided solely by a desire to care
for the tax payers of the city. It is
claimed that the city should pay a
high rate for light and water, in" or order
der order that a showing can be made in
these departments, but I don't feel
that the average tax payer desires to
have false profits made at his ex expense,
pense, expense, in order that the non-tax payer
may be benefitted by it."
Now, the light and water commit committee
tee committee makes no such claims.
First: The hydrant rental is the
Second: City water is 331-3 low lower.
er. lower. Third: The city lighting rate for
streets was recommended to be plac placed
ed placed back to its former rate, all other
services provided with meters have
been charged with meter rates.
The revised budget means low mil millage
lage millage to the direct tax payers and a
high rate for light and water to the
consumers. It also means to let 289
non-resident property owners pay no
tax for city lighting, city water and
hydrant rentals by which they enjoy
a low rate of insurance, and make a
higher rate to 76 consumers, non-tax

payer, which would effect every consu consumer
mer consumer tax payer, and make him pay

the high rate.

The high rate for light and water to

the consumers is done for two rea


First: High rates will cause the

consumers to become dissatisfied with

municipal ownership of public utili

ties, and open a way for some corpo

ration to obtain a city franchise.

Second: The enthusiastic bunch of

bond spouters who assured the tax
payers that the rate of taxation would

not increase, are afraid to face the

issue, would not even make provision

for bond interest and sinking fund
on water bonds, which would increase
millage for general fund 2 V mills, so

all kinds of excuses and pretexts are

offered to delay the building of com

bined light and water plant, which the

city needs so badly, or course, no

millage being provided the plant can
not be built.

J. M. Meffert, Pres. City Council.

Ocala, Fla. Sept. 7, 1915.

p. m.; Ar. Tampa, 5:25 p. m.; Lv.
Tampa, 5:40 p. m.; Ar. St. Petersburg
8 p. m.
No. 9 Limited train; Lv. Jackson Jacksonville
ville Jacksonville 1:30 p. nu, Lv. Ocala, 4:30 p. m.;
Ar. Tampa, 7:45 p. m.
North Bound
No. 2-Lv. St. Petersburg, 4:30 p.
m.; Ar. Tampa, 6:55 p. m.; Lv. Tam Tampa,
pa, Tampa, 9 p. m.; Ar. Ocala, 2:30 a. xn.; Lv.

Ocala, 2:35 a. m.; Ar. Jacksonville,
6:45 a. m.

No. 4. Lv. Tampa, 9 a. m.; Ar.

Ocala, 1 p. m.; Lv. Ocala, 1:20 p. m.;
Ar. Jacksonville, 5:25 p. xn.

No. 10 Lv. St. Petersburg, 8:30

a. m.; Ar. Tampa, 10:50 a. xn.; Lv.
Tampa, 1 p. xn.; Lv. Ocala, 4:10 p.

ro.; Ar. Jacksonville, 7:15 p. m. Lim

ited train.

Respect Your Loved Ones
Who Have Passed Axvay



It is certainly surprising that any

woman will endure the miserable feel feelings
ings feelings caused by biliousness and consti constipation,
pation, constipation, when relief is so easily had
and at so little expense. Mrs. Chas.
Peek, Gates, N. YM writes: "About a
year ago I used two bottles of Cham Chamberlain's
berlain's Chamberlain's Tablets and they cured me

of biliousness and constipation." Ob Obtainable
tainable Obtainable everywhere.

8omthing to 8mlU At.
"Try to smile," said the head of the
department store. "Look, at yonder
clerk. lie Is always smiling.
"He finds It easy to smile He sells
face powder to pretty girls. I sell col collar
lar collar buttons to old groucbe." Louis Louisville
ville Louisville Courier-Journal.

A loving heart Is th beginning of all
knowledge. Carlyla.

Advertise in the Star.

Moving Day!

You may
home but

change your
your drink

By erecting to their memory a Tombstone over their
resting place. It is the last tribute you can show them.
Our facilities for making all kinds of
are unsurpassed, and our prices will be found reason reasonable.
able. reasonable. Let us submit specimens of our work. Call or

Opposite Catholic Church



UuiUyii I Uli i

We want to call especial attention of parents having children go going
ing going to school away from home to the superior advantages offered by
the Marion County High School at Ocala and to the convenient, com comfortable,
fortable, comfortable, home-like and economical advantages of our dormitory for
county students.
The institution will continue under the management of Mrs. D. IL
Roberts as matron who so successfully handled it last term and tha
rates will continue to be $13 PER MONTH. It is -under the direct
supervision of the county school board and the people of the county
can find no better high school advantages nor desirable boarding ar

rangements anywhere. Address either the matron


Supt. J. H. Brinson. .Ocala, Florida



The drink that quenches
thirst perfectly and the
one that punches out
that tired feeling.


Tf rmi s-nt nnv kind of furniture I

repaired, re-upholstered, re-polished
or remodeled, write me. Satisfaction
guaranteed, and the prices are right.
Fred J. Burden, Box 448, Ocala,
Fla. 9-2-lm

Don't fail to see the famous South
Bend Malleable Range which is now
on exhibition at our store from Sep September
tember September 8th to 14th. Marion Hard Hard-Ware
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YOUR service at all times. Accuracy
is the watchword which insures you
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Funeral Directors and
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I am now prepared to buy arid sell Corn,
Hay, Grain and Feed Stall of all kinds. It
will pay you to consult with me if you are in the
market either to buy or to sell. Corn must have
shucks removed, and be well matured.
Call on me at my stables on West Broadway
Ocala, Florida.


P-H n n n p run p n n


Rt. Iter. Abbott Charles, President. Rer. Father Benedict, Director.
St? Leo College
Saint Leo, Pasco County, Florida
Five Miles West of Dade City and Oni Mile East of San Ac ten! o






sensational feat by s. u.
berg ii, fresno, cal.,
Newspaper man



Belleview, Sept. 8. Every now and
then we read in the papers about
some so-called bad boys cutting up
pranks of different degrees of bad badness
ness badness and then we all throw a spasm
about what to do with these so-called
bad boys. It has been my purpose the
past year to take up this subject, but
one thing and another has prevented.

explain that Mr. Hudson wanted to

be our next governor. j
Mrs. John T. Hames came in from ;
Gaffney, S. C, last Wednesday, where :
she has been vi.ning among her folks,;
and told us all about Ed and Tom and
Freeman and how nicely they are get-
ting along.

.lrs. Uonanon nas finished moving
into her cottage just north of the de depot
pot depot and is nicely settled. Her crop of

If s-



Crowd at Finish Applauds "Wonder
Car" and "Wonder Observer"
Fresno, Cal., Sept. 10., The feat
of S. U. Bergh, a Fresno newspaper
man, in occupying almost continu continuously
ously continuously for a week, a seat as observer
in a Maxwell "stunt" car, is put for forward
ward forward as a bold bid for a world's rec record
ord record and a prominent berth in history's
hall of fame.

ine car was me nrsi oi me new
model shipped from Detroit to the
manufacturer's representative in that
city. In order to give the general pub

lic and the members of his selling or-
ganization in adjoining territory as
view of the car, the dealer determined
to put it on the road. To demon-
sfrt. tht stnrdv mialitv of the ear. i

w j
the hood was locked and sealed, and
the run made a non-stop affair, under
observation. The Fresno Herald as-
enmfl rln rrra r ? Vi o trial onrl a ccl crn

ed Mr. Bergh, a member of its staff,
to see to it that the motor should
neither be stopped nor touched for
repair or adjustment. 1
Mr. Bergh fortified himself for the
week by a good sleep and slid into
his seat at the appointed moment
Saturday noon. For all day Sunday
and until Monday night he asked for
no relief. The Maxwell traveled con con-tinously.
tinously. con-tinously. On Monday night he was
relieved for a few hours by a news newspaper
paper newspaper friend, it being expressly stipu stipulated
lated stipulated that no supplies were to be in installed
stalled installed during Bergh's absence.
Back on the job Bergh stuck it out
r r d i XT I i.L T

xur .1 nours more, wow aim men ne
would catch a few moments of rest
but invariably a stop would find him
wideawake, ready to check any instal installation
lation installation of supplies and keeping an
eagle eye on the odometer. Most of
his meals were eaten with the crew,
in the car and while traveling the
roads of Tulare and Kings county.
On Wednesday Bergh's employer
offered him relief from the remaind remainder
er remainder of the trip but the observer's heart
was in his work'.
"I'm feeling fine," he declared. "I'm
having the ride of a lifetime. Give
up this seat? Not on your life! I'm
going to be the first man in the world
to ride a week in an automobile."
And so the run proceeded to its
end. The car made repeated visits
to Visalia, Porterville, Hanford and
other neighboring towns. Day and
night over rough roads and oevr
smooth city pavements and country
lanes, the Maxwell glided tireless and
buoyant. Drivers were changed ev-

v ery four hours but Bergh rode on and
on lolling at ease in the deep cush

As the end of the week drew near nearer,
er, nearer, interest in the combined feat of

the non-stop "Wonder Car" and the

non-sleep "Wonder Observer" stead

ilv m-fiw. To inform the various

newspapers along the route, Bergh

' secured a portable typewriter on
which he wrote bulletins of mileage

and supply consumption.

A big crowd saw the end of the run

and cheered car and Bergh to the
echo. Bergh took the final readings,
denoting that the car had run over
2,000 miles, averaging better than
26 miles to the gallon of gasoline, and
went over to the Herald office to turn

in his story. He then bathed, ate a

square meal and .went to bed, com

laining petulantly that the mattress mattresses
es mattresses seemed a bit hard when compar

ed to automobile upholstery. After

14 hours of unbroken sleep he rous

ed, ate and took another nap, after
which he said he was ready to .-start

another week of life on the road.

Dr. D. M. Boney


I have recently returned from
New Orleans where I have
been taking a post graduate
course in optometry under the most
noted specialists in the country. I
can now be found in my office pre prepared
pared prepared to give those in need of my
services the benefit of my recent
researches. My reduction in prices
on lenses of every description for
a limited time will be of interest
to those in need of glasses.
Office and Laboratory Rooms 2-6
Gary Block

We see around us every day strong, j cowpeas is coming

sturdy boys growing up to manhood
without any real aim or object in life.
First they go to school; in some in instances
stances instances study indifferently, always
looking forward to vacation as a re release
lease release from bondage, and when they
attain around their sixteenth or sev seventeenth
enteenth seventeenth year, they begin to cast
about for employment, either tempor temporary
ary temporary or permanent, and I here make
this assertion, that theie is not one
boy in fifty, from 15 to 18 years of
age, who has definitely set his mind
cn what his future career or life work
will be. About all that the average
toy thinks about is to grab the first
job that comes along, no matter what
it may be and no matter if he is fitted

for it or not, it is the job and the pay

envelope nine cases out of ten. Fol-

owing this course the boy or young

man, the sport of fate and chance,
drifts here and there so that by the
time he is twenty-one years of age

his aim in life is no more settled or

definite than it was at the age of 15.
This is a serious proposition and it
grows more serious every year.
There is plenty of room at the top,

but there are so few of them that are

fitting themselves for a long, steady

climb. This statement that there is

always room at the top is worn
threadbare and has no actual value,

for the simple reason that we all can

not be at the top. And it is a law of

nature that the mass of us have to be
at the bottom. There is a heap more

room in between than there is at the

top, and thousands can lift themselves

several degrees higher, where there

would be no earthly show for them to

reach the top. Therefore it is to these

boys that have started, out in life

with no definite aim or object, except
to get a job that I am talking to.
When my sister Minnie and myself
made our trip north we visited the
Portsmouth, Va., navy yard. There
we saw hundreds and hundreds of
young men 17, 18, 19 and 20 years ol
age, all busily engaged and all with

one object in view, and that was to

perfect themselves in certain lines

and trades, with the object of in

creasing their rating and pay and

make a place for themselves where
they would be something or somebody
with a definite aim in life. At New

port, R. I., we went all through the
naval station, on the big ships and

ittle ships and there we saw the same

thing, thousands of young men all
with an object in life, and striving to
attain it, and I want to tell you that

they were good to lok at. They were

well clothed, well fed and well cared
for; strong, rugged specimens of hu

manity every one of them and there

was not a one of the thousands we

saw that worried about next week's

work or neit week's pay, but one and
all knew for a certainty that at the
end of the month Uncle Sam would

hand them their salary in gold. No

matter if business was good, bad or

indifferent, and no matter if collec

tions were slow or good, the pay roll

ed along with charming regularity
and the man that showed us around

is not yet 45 years of age, in the
prime of his life, and is retired from

the navy on a salary larger than 80
per cent of the clerks in Ocala are
drawing today. He will draw this

salary the rest of his natural life and

while other men in the 50's and 60's

are working their lives away he will

smoke his pipe, enjoy his bottle of
beer and take, life easy. And this is
the point at which any of these hun hundreds
dreds hundreds of boys and young men that are

growing up around us without any
aim or object in life can aim at, and

attain, without half trying. I will go

further and make it without half the
hard labor that they will expend by

drifting here and there, and grabbing
at any joy that comes along. From
time to time, I will have more to say

on this subject.

Mr. J. D. Beatty of Summerfield

spent Sunday in town.

miss uertrude carter oi uonant is
visiting in town, the guest of Miss
Marjorie Merrill.
Mr. Harold Kendall and Winters
Hames came up from Tavares Satur Saturdays
days Saturdays to spend the week-end.
Mr. E. N. WTebb and family after
spending several months in our midst
left for their home at Little River
last week, traveling through the coun country
try country in their automobile.
Mr. J. W. Fant Jr. spent last Sun

day in town visiting with Mrs. Fant,
whose health is improving, and she
expects to be out and around in the
near future, which will be welcome
news to her many friends.

State senator and aspirant for gub

ernatorial honors, the Honorable I'

M. Hudson, under the chaperone of
Hon. E. L. Carney, was in town one

day last week, shaking hands with the

people and leaving it to Mr. Carney to

along nicely, and

this fall she expects to have just as
nice a pea orchard as any of the rest
of the farmers hereabout.
Mr. Bruce Meffert spent last Tues Tuesday
day Tuesday hunting a lost cow in his run

about speed wagon. This particular

cow is described as "the great big red
cow with her horns sawed off, with a
vicious look in her face." That des-
-qo X-iBuipjo aqj acui pno.v uouuuo
server think that she was a fighting
cow, altho Mr. Mefifeit states that
she would not fight a little bit, but
that it is all in looks and she is per perfectly
fectly perfectly harmless. The most timid per person,
son, person, so he says, can take her by the
horn and lead her to feed without a
struggle. This particular big red
would be a vicious cow with a circle
biand on her right side, disappeared
from a good comfortable home on the
borders of North Lake Weir, several
days ago and it is persumed that she
is headed for her former happy home
near Ocala. Mr. Meffert had thorough thoroughly
ly thoroughly scoured the country between the
lake and Belleview by noon time, and
after taking a good long rest he start started
ed started to fine-tooth-comb the country
between Belleview and Candler, so if
anyone sees a great big red cow with
the look described above please notify
Mr. Meffert and claim his everlasting
Mr. Sam Milliear came in last Tues Tuesday
day Tuesday morning from West Florida,
where he has been for the last month
or so.

Miss Gertrude Reinohl, who has

been visiting with her sister, Mrs. J.

Dawkins Lyles, the past several weeks
returned to her home in Jacksonville
last Tuesday accompanied by her sis sister,
ter, sister, Mrs. Lyles.

Mr. O. S. Shade, spent the week

end in Belleview making a tour of in

spection of his farm on the Lake Weir

hard road.

Mr. Ed. Schram has returned to

Jacksonville, after a very pleasant
visit with his brother, Mr. Charley


Mrs. G. R. McClendon has just about

recovered from a severe attack of
tonsilittis .and grippe.

Miss Mabel McClain, of Candler,

was in town last Wednesday having
brought her sister over to catch the

Seaboard train for Tampa, where
she will make her future home.

Mrs. Ruth Perry Nelson and baby,

Dorothy, came in last Wednesday

from Short Beach, Conn., where she
has been spending the summer, with

her was her friend. Miss Ethel Bix-

by, who will visit her for a short time.

Mr. Edwin Camp was visiting in

town last Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. W. N. Fielding are

having a very pleasant visit in Rich Richmond,
mond, Richmond, Va., and Washington, D. C.

Mrs. Mary E. Fogg has returned

from that visit to Cochran, Ga.

Invitations are out inviting the re

cipients to attend a birthday party in
honor of Miss Gertrude Carter at the

residence of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. E.

Merrill, Friday evening, September

10th, at 8:30 p. m.
Misses Eleanor and Minnie Tre Tre-mere,
mere, Tre-mere, with their friends, Mrs. Bo-

hanon and mother drove down to

Lake WTeir last Sunday afternoon,
and took a splash in the lake.
Miss Lizzie Belle McDuffee and Miss
Kathryn Dowdell, of Bradentown, who
have been spending their vacation in
Auburn, Ala., stopped over in Belle Belleview
view Belleview last Wednesday and visited with
the Themeres for a day or so, and
then resumed their journey home homeward.
ward. homeward. Mrs. J. O. Hightower and Mrs. C.
A. Tremere spent ten days very pleas pleasantly
antly pleasantly over at Salt Springs enjoying
the health giving properties of those
famous waters.

Ask for BUTTER NUT bread and
don't let anyone make you believe
that any other is "just as good.
Fresh every day at Carter's bakery, tf


rnONE 2 35 4


Mclver & MacKay


PHONES 47, 104, 305


OOK for the changes.

We have made some



E Keep Our Stock

Turning over. Al Always
ways Always fresh goods.

Make cor slorAYonr store



The items listed below are goods which are needed every day, and it will
pay you to look over the list and send in your wants. Note the PRICES, NOTE
THE SAVING. Special CASH values for

atariay llii :: litoy llto



EXTRA SPECIAL With a Dollar purchase or over, we will sell you one

Peck of Irish Potatoes for 20 cents. For food value Irish Potatoes are hard
to beat. Only one peck to a customer at this price.



8 to 10 pound average.



( PICNIC ) Fancy
Little Picnic Should
ers at per pound



No. 2 tins, each Yc
No. 2 Tins 1-2 doz. tins 4-Oc
No. 2 tins per dozen T5c

Baltimore Standard Pack.
SaeltaFy Ties

No. 3 tinsf each 1 0c
,No. 3 tins per dozen $1 .1 5

Put a lew tins in your pantry at this price.

AW omiro M. Ml


A healthful food and
can be used in
many ways, per lb "t

Fancy Prunes, 40 to 50
to the pound, Ap
per pound . I4L


50c tins Cane and Maple

Syrup, an unus

ual bargain, at


25c Value Golden Spike xrnia Peaches, Ser 16c


No. 1 tins corn Ap15c tins Early 1 rNo.2tinsblackOrNo. la tins
at each 7L June Peas llrw Raspberries 10wW. Cherries




No. 2 1-2 tins Bart- 1Qr I No. 2 1-2 tins Ta- ip II No. 2 1-2 tins
let Pears, at J ble Peaches II Cherries per tin

RichTasty Cheese lb. 19c Roasted Coffee lb-12 ic



Individual tins Peas 2c
No. 1 tins June Peas 3c
No. 1 tins Lima Beans 2c

25c tins Tiny Peas, as
nice &. tender as
fresh from gardenLrLiV

20c tins of Small Lima

Beans; at per


Green Coffee ric Matches, jjg g& jfc & 15c


READYMADE Concen Concentrated
trated Concentrated Soup. Chicken,
Tomato, Ox Tail, Con Consomme
somme Consomme and Bouil-



Large tins Hunter Brand
Pie Peaches, regular
15c sellers, only a few
cases left at per A
tin lUC

5c tins American
Sardines, 3 tins

Large tins Mustard
Sardines, per tin



in lb. prints, no
better butter
made price is low

15c tin Silver Lake Rheu-

barb THE PIE
PLANT per tin


15c tins Borgan's Brand

Norwegian Sar- it n


dines at

Large tins Pork &. Beans
without tomato Ap
catsup, per tin lUw


None better on the

Market, 1-2 bbl bags



Nice Cuts. Fine to use
for frying and boiling, lb.

We want your patronage, we are striving for it, and when we get it, we
will make every effort in the world to please you.
We GUARANTEE every item which goes out of our store, and if at any
time you get anything which does not come up to your expectation, we ask
that you return it to us or let us know and we will gladly exchange the goods
or refund your money.

lO. K. Teapot Grocery




it i? rarmii rTnArai Manaor Port
-w v...

J. H. Benjamin, Editor

Entered at Ocala, Fla., postoffice as second class matter



One year, in advance $5.00
Six months, in advance 2.50
Three months, in advance.... 1.25
One month, in advance 50
The Fort Lauderdale papers should
publish a church census of their
town, with the information that any
person belonging to a minor denom denomination
ination denomination should stay away.
The Dunnellon Advocate has a
page advertisement for "Bloxham" in
its present issue. We loked in vain
thru the columns of the Advocate for
any editorial endorsement of the ad advertisement,
vertisement, advertisement, however.
When Colonel Roosevelt said that
everything that didn't have force be behind
hind behind it was useless, he spoke a great
fundamental truth and one that has
been proved time and time over since
the world began.
It is to be hoped that the adminis administration
tration administration will send Bernstorff on the
same road it has marked for Dumba.
The only difference between them is
that Bernstorff is smarter and more
dangerous. There is no doubt that he
is much more a center of plots
against American neutrality.
As the Star did not join in any of
the premature jollification over Am America's
erica's America's "great diplomatic victory"
over Germany, it doesn't wear that
look of pained surprise so prevalent
in this country since Germany's an answer
swer answer in the Arabic incident has been
reported. Germany, in short, did
what the Star predicted it would do.
A big steamship like the Arabic
has about as much chance in catching
and ramming a submarine as a cow
would have of hooking a rattlesnake.
The excuse of Germany for torpedo torpedoing
ing torpedoing the Arabic without warning suits
Germany, of course. Germany will
have a similar excuse for every such
act of her submarines.
In the last issue of the Dunnellon
Advocate appeared a communication
attacking the Star's articles on the
attempt of Bloxhamites to obtain sup support
port support in that city. The article was
signed, "Citizen of Dunnellon." The
Star obtained its information on the
subject from prominent citizens of
Dunnellon, who are not afraid. to let
their names be known.
A dispatch today states that the de demand
mand demand of the United States on Aus Austria
tria Austria for the recall of Ambassador
Dumba has been received with great
surprise in Vienna. On receipt of the
message conveying this, Foreign Min Minister
ister Minister Burlan confessed with Emperor
Franz Joseph. It is stated that Aus Austria
tria Austria will recall Dumba, and that it is
improbable a successor will be ap
pointed at present. Austrian affairs
at Washington will be left in the
hands of one of the embassy attaches.
The Teutonic powers are constantly
surprised to learn that the people of
other nations object to their bossism,
savagery and interference. They
have more surprises coming to them.
Why is it that a thug of "Shorty"
Davidson's type, after terrorizing the
people of High Springs for years, ex experiences
periences experiences little difficulty in getting a
pardon for the part he played in the
assassination of W. C. Sellers, when
political powers at Tallahassee fori
thirteen years turn down the requests
of men who fought in the Indian and
civil wars and during the reconstruc reconstruction
tion reconstruction days, for payment of the just In Indian
dian Indian war claims? If there is any
doubt as to the validity of the claims,
why are the claimants refused the
privilege of bringing suit in the
state's own courts? In short, is Dav Davidson,
idson, Davidson, the thug, more influential than
the people who fought for Florida
during her darkest days? Tampa
The manner in which the Wailes
claim was treated is a reproach to
Florida, but the legislature, not the
state officials, is responsible.
Secretary Rooney has received a
communication from the manager of
a big league baseball team, in which
the said manager acknowledges the
advantages of Ocala as a practicing
ground, but says other places with
advantages are paying a bonus, and
intimates that his team expects a sub substantial
stantial substantial sum in advance if it honors
Ocala with its presence. This busi business
ness business of Southern towns putting up
money in order that they may be se selected
lected selected as spring practicing grounds

v i.pavcnirnnH. RuinK Mana?iT i

- . r
One year, in advance $8.00
Sue months, in advance 4.25
Three months, in advance.... 2.25
One month, in advance .80
for big league teams has become an
auction and will soon deteriorate
into a graft. If Ocala should pay a
considerable sum to any big league
team to induce it to practice here, the
said team would take more money
out of town than it would bring in.
If we have any baseball money, let us
put it into our diamond and ball park
buildings. Let the big league teams
come if they want to, and stay away
if they would rather. It won't be
much longer, at the present rate, be before
fore before they will be charging more than
the average town can afford to pay.
They are charging more than they
are worth now.
The Star gives a good deal of its
space today to letters from citizens
of Pinellas who do not seemed to be
overwhelmed with felicity about their
new county, and who wish they were
back in old Hillsborough. Said let letters
ters letters won't make good reading for the
newspaper men and promoters of
Pinellas, and they will probably give
the Star a blowing up for printing
It is not the Star's fault, nor tho
fault of the people of Marion, or the
people of Levy county, that these let letters
ters letters are printed. A bunch of politi politicians
cians politicians at Williston are trying, for their
own benefit and the benefit of their
community, to carve up the two coun counties.
ties. counties. They thought Pinellas was a
good object lesson and example in
new counties, so went down there for
argument with which to fortify their
cause. And these letters which ap appear
pear appear in the Star today are in refuta refutation
tion refutation of the argument they sent for.
If they had kept away from Pinellas,
the Star would not be compelled to
print today a lot of testimony that
isn't good for any Pinellas booster or
real estate man.
If there is any section of Florida
that has a right and an interest to le
a separate county, it is Pinellas. It
is geographically designed for a sep separate
arate separate county; it is big enough, popu populous
lous populous enough and wealthy enough to
be a separate county. Creating Blox Bloxham,
ham, Bloxham, on the other hand, would be in
defiance of geography, geometry,
economy and morality.
Anybody who looks at a map can
see the reason why Pinellas should be
separate. Tampa bay cuts two-thirds
of it off from its old county seat, and
even to the remainder Clearwater is
more accessible. A man who has to
go to the county seat three or four
times a year would spend more in
railroad or boat fare, hotel bills and
lost time than his taxes can amount
No such reason exists in Marion
and Levy. Except for a few miles
around Williston, both Ocala and
Bronson are nearer and more conven convenient
ient convenient to the people than Williston.
Also, Pinellas has population, prop property
erty property and resources far greater than
Bloxham could have. St. Petersburg
had fifty per cent, more people and
three times as much property as all
of Bloxham. Clearwater probably
has as many people as Bloxham, and
certainly more property. Tarpon
Springs has half as many people, and
fully as much property. Then there
are a dozen towns anyone of which
is bigger and more wealthy than any
town in "Bloxham." All these towns
go to lighten taxes for the country
people, and yet the state and county
taxes are 34 mills. Did you ever
hear of such a tax rate in Marion
A good many of the letters we are
printing come from farmers. They are
the sort of letters the people of the
"Bloxham" precincts can understand.
For Bloxham will practically be made
up of farms. It has forty or fif ty
business houses, not one of them as
large as the larger Ocala business
houses, a very few comparatively
small manufacturing enterprises and
farms. Expenses, two thirds of which
are met in Marion county by busi
ness houses and big corporations, will
have to be met by the farmers. The
Pinellas business house, the Pinellas
hotel, the Pinellas railroad, all have
tourists to patronize them and bring
money in from the outside six months
in the year. They have a fairly good
business the other six. But the Pinel Pinellas
las Pinellas farmer says he receives no more
from his land than he did when he
was in Hillsborough, and his taxes

are so high he may lose his Land. All
that is said of the Pinellas farmer in
regard to taxes may be said of the i

! "Bloxham' farmer. Every cent he 1
will have will be wrung from the
soil bv work. And almost every cent :
. r v t
iji t- i r .4 x i ir nir lit ifvi ri ifiv
will be wrung from him.
Mr. George J. Blitch resigned yes yesterday
terday yesterday from the presidency of the
Commercial Bank,, of Ocala. Mr. D.
W. Tompkins, the vice president, is
in charge of the bank till the direc directors
tors directors shall hold a meeting and elect
Mr. Blitch's successor.
Mr. Blitch has been in the Commer Commercial
cial Commercial Bank 12 years this month, going
up the scale in that institution from
messenger boy to president, entirely
unaided by influence, pull, or money,
but solely on his merit and personal
Mr. Blitch has contemplated resign resigning
ing resigning for some time but the act was a
complete surprise to his host of
friends in Florida. Mr. Blitch leaves
the bank, with its affairs in better
shape than they ever were, but is too
modest to take unto himself any of
the credit for the bank's flourishing
When asked what he would do, Mr.
Blitch said he did not know as yet.
He had several things in view, and
expected to remain in Ocala, and his
friends hope he will continue to re reside
side reside among them, and wish him all
success in whatever undertaking he
engages in.
Mr. Fred Gardner, aged about 55
years, died at the Marion County
Hospital early last night, where he
was removed from Silver Springs,
several days ago by Mr. Ed Car Car-michael.
michael. Car-michael. Mr. Gardner was a resident of
Ocala, prior to 15 years ago and was
with the fire department for some
time. He left here and has been in
various parts of the state since, re returning
turning returning here a few months ago, and
was given a job at the springs.
As far as can be learned he has
no people in this part of the country.
The funeral will take place tomor tomorrow
row tomorrow afternoon and the body will be
laid to rest in the old cemetery
Fred Gardner was a pleasant, intel intelligent
ligent intelligent man, kindly and gentle in his
bearing and a friend of all mankind.
It seems too sad, that he should so
soon sicken and die, after coming
back to his former home and friends.
We know nothing of Dunnellon and
Ocala people wanting a hard road to
their property, but if they did ever
get one it will be- through Bloxham
and not Marion county or an Ocala
newspaper. "Citizen of Dunnellon"
in the Advocate. )
One of the best roads in Marion
county is built to Dunnellon, 'and
Ocala taxpayers did their share to toward
ward toward building it. The Star doesn't
know anything about "Dunnellon and
Ocala people wanting a hard road to
their property." That item was in
the Advocate, and we shouldn't be
surprised if that paper knew exact exactly
ly exactly what it was talking about. Under
its present management, it is quite a
reliable sheet.
That hustling Taylor and Lafayette
bunch that so shook things up at the
Central Highway meeting at Lake Lakeland,
land, Lakeland, came back thru Ocala, most of
them stopping last night. They are
full of life and hope and it did one
good to see themf The Star had a
pleasant meeting with one party, Mr.
and Mrs. W. B. Davis, Mrs. W. W.
Tyson and daughter, Miss Willie
Kate, Mrs. L. M. Caswell and W. L.
Weaver, all of Perry. We hope to
visit their live section some day.
Secretary Rooney returned yester-
day from the Central Highway meet
ing at Lakeland. He reports a live
session and the enlistment of at least
a thousand new members.
The wet or dry petitions are being
circulated and have many signatures.
The temperance people say that in
consequence of shutting down so
many phosphate mines and turpentine
farms, there will be fewer negro
votes than usual, and consequently
they hope for success.
There is considerable talk of a
meeting of citizens to protest against
changing the waterworks location. A
great many people are opposed to
this change, regarding it as not only
an unnecessary expense but a public
danger. The matter is not settled
yet by any means.
The second ward constituents of
Mr. Meffert, and his friends all over
town are protesting against his res resignation
ignation resignation from the city council, and it
is possible he may reconsider.
Mr. A. L. Hanks of Lakeland, state
organizer for the Praetorians, a fra fraternal
ternal fraternal society, is in the city, looking
for a suitable residence that he may
move his family here to reside.


WANTED From 1 to 100 head of
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uva l" iAilc:i u" t
month at SOc per head. Every pre-1
caution will be used to keep hogs in
a healthy condition. W. B. Perry, 5
Oxford. Fla. 8-lG-2Gt.
WANTED Any one desiring board
in private family; house well venti
la ted and screened. Apply to 1129
Fort King avenue, Ocala, Fla. 9-3-lm
FOR RENT Well located and nicely
furnished rooms in residence next to
the Colonial; also for light house housekeeping.
keeping. housekeeping. Inquire at the ColoniaL 7tf
WANTED Several young men as
prentices to learn the machinists
trade. Apply in person to the Ocala
Iron Works, Ocala, Fla. 9-3 1
FOR SALE New $50 RANGE for
only $28.50; fine, large, heavy cast
iron, with large brass hot water tank
and large over. New never used. Big
bargain. Can be seen at residence of
E. C. Smith, 403 Daugherty street.
(Anthony road). fri-sat-tf
P.ENT An eight-room residence, ev every
ery every modern convenience and fully
furnished in every particular. Pleas Pleasant
ant Pleasant surroundings and close to public
square. Would not rent for less than
six months. Apply at Star office tf
"I have tried most all of the cough
cures and find that there is none that
equal Chamberlain's Cough Remedy.
It has never failed to give me prompt
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The carea of
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The 'Favorite Prescription' and 'Golden
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my reduced health.
"Dr. Pierce's 'Smartr-Weed is what cured
my baby of cholera infantum of the worst
form. No other medicine was given.
Other children in our neighborhood, under
medical attention, died of the same trouble
while he was sick. A second child of mine
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Holton, 237 S. Hillsborough Ave.
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Our Evening Thought
Learn to greet your friends with a
smile they carry too many frowns
in their own hearts to be bothered
with yours. M. A .Ayer.
Miss Bettie Mclver spent Friday in
the city the guests and friends.
Mrs. D. S. Woodrow and Mrs. W.
H. Henry were visitors in the city
yesterday from the lake.
Mrs. R. S. Hall and Master Har Harrington
rington Harrington Hall will arrive tomorrow
from a summer spent in Asheville.
Mrs. Roy Bowers and Master 0ti3
Green returned to the lake this aft afternoon
ernoon afternoon to remain until Monday, after
a day spent in the city.
Mrs. J. Lee Kirby Smith and little
daughter of Jacksonville left yester yesterday
day yesterday for a visit to Sewanee, Tenn., at
the home of Dr. Smith's parents.
Mrs. Smith was formerly Miss Lillian
Anderson of Ocala.
Miss Carrie Pelot of Owen, near
Arcadia, is the guest of her aunts,
Mrs. Whiteside and Miss Josie Will Williams
iams Williams for a few days.
Mrs. Cecil Bryant and children re returned
turned returned last evening from a summer's
visit to Hendersonville, N. C. En
route home they were joined by Mr.

Bryant in Jacksonville and a week
was spent at the summer home of
Mrs. Bryant's brother, Mr. Ion Far-
ras and family at Pablo.
Misses Mary and Louise Nash left
this afternoon for their home in Haw Hawthorne
thorne Hawthorne after a week spent taking the
school examinations.
Col. W. H. S to vail and daughters,
Misses Minnie and Susan Stovall,
have returned to their home in Tam Tampa
pa Tampa after a delightful vacation spent
at Tate Springs.
Mrs. C. L. Bittinger, Miss Adele
Bittinger, Mrs. Jake Brown, Miss Hel Helen
en Helen Brown and Mrs. John Spencer and
family expect to return Monday from
a delightful outing at Vassey Island.
Mr. and Mrs. Troy Hall and little
son, Miss Beulah Hall and Miss Lydie
McDoughal will go to .Lake Weir
Monday to occupy one of the Connor
cottages for two weeks.
Hiss Mildred Pyles left this after afternoon
noon afternoon for Jacksonville to spend a day
or tTo with Mrs. Ion Farris and fam family
ily family en route to Gainesville, Ga., where
she will go Monday to resume her
studies for the winter.
Rev. and Mrs. Richard D. Dodge
returned to their home in Clearwater
yesterday afternoon after a few














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days' visit to Mrs. Dodge's parent.
Dr. and Mrs. W. V. Newsom and fam family.
ily. family. Higginbotham-Gates
A prominent wedding in Ocala to today
day today will be that of N. K. Higgin Higgin-botham,
botham, Higgin-botham, of this city, to Miss Susie
Gates. The wedding will take place
this afternoon at 2 o'clock. Mrs. C. C.
Higginbotham, of this city, left a
couple of days ago for the Marion
county capital to be present and take
part in the ceremony. The groom-to-be
left yesterday at noon accompa accompanied
nied accompanied by G. C. Higginbotham, Kelly
Higginbotham and B. C. Chitty. The
groom-to-be is connected with the
superintendent's office of the Atlantic
Coast Line railway in this city, and
has a great many friends here who
are wishing him all kinds of happi happiness.
ness. happiness. Gainesville Sun.
This weding took place, not in
Ocala, but this afternoon at 4 o'clock
in the Methodist church at Anthony.
Miss Gates is the second daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Gates, who for a
number of years have been making
their home in Anthony, moving there
from this city. Miss Gates is a
charming young woman and has a
host of warm personal friends both
in Anthony and Ocala, who wish her
every happiness. Immediately after
the ceremony they will leave for the
East Coast to enjoy a delightful
honeymoon season.
Mrs. J. C. Caldwell was hostess
yesterday afternoon at her home on
Watula street to the U. D. C. at their

regular monthly meeting. In the ab

sence of the president, Mrs. D. E. Mc

lver, Mrs. E. L. Carney, vice presi

dent, was in the chair, and in the ab

sence of the secretary pro tern, Mrs.
Sistrunk, Mrs. S. R. Whaley served.

The meeting was an informal one
with no regular business of any spe special
cial special importance except the appointing
of delegates to attend the general

convention of the U. D. C. in San

Francisco next month. Those elected
by vote were Mrs. C. Carmichael,

Mrs. S. R. Whaley, Mrs. Carney and

Mrs. Mclver and it is hoped that all

can go. airs, caidweu servea ner
guests with lemon ice and devils food
cake. The social half hour was great

ly enjoyed by the fifteen ladies pres present.
ent. present. The meeting adjourned to meet

with Miss Irma Blake in October.

Miss Whittaker, who has been

spending a few days in the city with

friends, will return to Dunnellon to

morrow where she will be one of the

teachers in the high school.

m m m
Miss Jean Teague left this after

noon for Starke after spending the j

week as the guest of Miss Mary and

Anna McDowell. Miss Teague will
preside over the fourth grade in one

of Starke's schools which will begin

its session on Monday morning.



We solicit new business with a view
of making it mutually profitable.

attractive visitor last season and her

two sisters, Misses Helen and Dor Dor-othey
othey Dor-othey Dean, were guests of the Miss Misses
es Misses Livingston early in the present
summer. Mr. and Mrs. Spratlin will
go immediately to housekeeping in an
elegant home presented to them by
Col. Dean as a wedding gift to his
daughter upon their return from their
bridal trip, which will be an extensive

: one.


Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Sandlin, former
popular and prominent residents of
Orlando, but now residing in Oacla,

; where Mr. Sandlin is the local man man-lager
lager man-lager of the Florida Citrus Exchange,
'are in the city greeting friends. They

are accompanied by Miss Ruby Gis Gis-sendaner,
sendaner, Gis-sendaner, of the same city. Orlando

J Reporter-Star.

A cotage prayer meeting will be
held at the home of Mrs. Marlowe at
Zuber, Sunday evening, Sept. 12th,
7:30 o'clock. Rev. H. W. Dahrmann
of Panama, will lead the meeting.
Subject "Faith." A cordial invitation
is extended to all.



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Mrs. Ernest Spencer and daughter

Miss Katherine Spencer, and mother,!

Mrs. O. H. Gates, are guests of rela relatives
tives relatives in Macon, Ga., where they will
remain until some time in October.
During Mrs. Gates' absence her sis sister,
ter, sister, Mrs. H. B. Baxter is presiding
over her pretty home in North Ocala.

The stork left one of its precious :
gifts early this morning with Mr. and ;
Mrs. A. L. McKay at the home of Mr.
McKay's sister, Mrs. E. A. Osborne j
on Lake Weir avenue. This is their j
second daughter and she is receiving
a hearty welcome from the host of
friends of her proud parents. She
has been given the name of Mary. I

Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Lytle are an announcing
nouncing announcing the arrival of a son, their
second, at their Lake Weir home
Thursday evening.

A Crabby Story

At a recent church social a
young man, sitting out with a
nice girl, could find nothing to
say, so he makes the following
(He) "Do you like craba"!"
(She) "Yes."
(He) "Does your papa like
(She) "Yes."
(He) "Does your mama like
(She) "I think so."
(He) "Your brother, does
he like crabs."
(She) "I have no brother,
(He) "Well, if you had a
brother, do you suppose he
would like crabs?"
He must have been buying


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We have just received our uew

bean seed for the fall planting; all
varieties. Ocala Seed Store. 8-11-cf

Try one cf those fro3ted pints of
Pabst Blue Ribbon at Johnny's. tf.

Fresh shipment of Norris famous
PEANUT BRITTLE received every
few days at the Court Pharmacy, tf


A complete set of high grade alum aluminum
inum aluminum cooking ware FREE with each
South Bend Malleable Range sold
during our special range sale. Date
September 8th to 14th. Marion Hard Hardware
ware Hardware Company. 9-5t

A full line or ioc?e leai ledgers,
note Locks and memorandums al always
ways always on hand at Gerig's. tf


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Mrs. .D. G. Blackburn has gone to;

Union Springs, Ala., to be in attend attendance
ance attendance upon the funeral of her great

uncle, the late Mr. John Carmichael,'

which will take place this afternoon.
Tomorrow afternoon there will be
a pretty wedding at Zuber, when
Miss Amanda Spencer will become
the bride of Mr. A. Stuart of Titus Titus-ville.
ville. Titus-ville. The affair will be a quiet home
one, the happy young couple leaving
immediately for their future home on
the afternoon train. Miss Spencer is
a popular young lady of that com community
munity community and her going away to reside
occasions deep sorrow among a large
circle of devoted friends. They have


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married life.

The following invitation is being
received in this city:
"Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Henry Dean
invite you to be present at Hillcrest,
Gainesville, Ga., Wednesday evening,
September 20th, 1915, at 9 o'clock, to
witness the marriage of their daugh daughter
ter daughter Carol Chase, to Mr. Frank Martin
Spratlin. At home after October
10th, 34 Peachtree circle, Atlanta,
Miss Dean will be delightfully re remembered
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BIG TAXES FOR wants his taxes doubled several times crease much more, which they will
DOUBTFUL BENEFITS'0 vote against the creation of any have to do for we have no court house
.new county. or jail, and are now going to spenJ
St Petersburg, Fla., Aug. 31, 1915. trust that I have given you the, $715,000 on brick roads, I will be,
J. V. Hale, Montbrook, Fla. information you wanted. Any way, I ; forced to sell my property and move
Dear Sir Answering your inquiry ave l?iven nothing but conditions as out of Pinellas county or let it sell i
. T . ; they exist throughout Pinellas county. 'for taxes. At the rate taxes have in-

conditions as they exist here now, and
as they existed before Pinellas coun-
ty was created.
The first and most important thing!
in creating a new county is, how much
will taxes increase? This no man
can answer accurately. We figured
that perhaps we would have a small
increase in taxes from what we were
paying in Hillsborough, but we find
that taxes have increased 300 to 400
per cent, over what they were on the
same property in Hillsborough coun county.
ty. county. Now, as to the benefits that the
county of Pinellas has received since
being cut off from Hillsborough, will
say thatour benefits are very few
and nothing like we had expected.
I have resided here for twenty odd
years and am a taxpayer in Pinellas
county, and feel that I know what it
means to create a new county. There
is absolutely no question but if you
folks create Bloxham county, you will
regret it the longest day you live, for
knowing your section of the country
as I do, I know your taxes will double
each year, and before five years shall
have passed you will find the poor
man will hardly be able to own prop
erty in Bloxham county on account of
high taxes.
I am judging conditions up there
. by our conditions down here in Pinel Pinellas
las Pinellas county.
Now, as to your inquiry as to what
per cent, of the rural district is now
developed, I cannot accurately say,
but vwill say that only a very small
per cent, of the lands of Pinellas coun county
ty county is now under cultivation, either in
farms or groves. You would be very
much surprised to go over the tax
books of Pinellas county and see the
amount of taxes the farmers and
others are paying on undeveloped
lands lands that will not bring their
assessed valuation on the market.
I have watched the creation of sev-
-, eral ; new counties in Florida for the
past few years, and I find that the
class of people who advocate the crea creation
tion creation of new counties are, as a rule,
dead politicians who do not pay but
very little, if any, taxes. This class
of people cannot make a living for
themselves and are after public offi offices
ces offices or something of the kind.
Now, as to our system of hard
roads: Approximately fifty per cent,
of the hard surfaced roads we have
now and these are very ordinary
roads were built by Hillsborough
county before the creation of Pinel Pinellas.
las. Pinellas. Our county has just voted a
$715,000 bond issue for brick high highways.
ways. highways. This, with the other indebted indebtedness
ness indebtedness that the county has, runs up to
approximately $1,200,000. We still
have no permanent court house nor
jail; and when we build a court house
and jail, the county will owe approxi approximately
mately approximately $1,500,000, but will not have
half of that amount in public Improve Improvements
ments Improvements and benefits to the taxpayers.
When Pinellas was trying to be
created, a great many people thought
that if we had a new county down
here, that we would receive a tre tremendous
mendous tremendous influx of settlers from all
parts of the United States,, and that
within a few years the entire county
. would be developed. I am sorry that
these conditions did not come to pass.
I am unable to see where the crea creation
tion creation of Pinellas county has benefit benefitted
ted benefitted the property owner in any way
whatever. We still have thousands
and thousands of acres of undevelop undeveloped
ed undeveloped land that is on the market with without
out without a buyer.
I understand that some of the ad advocates
vocates advocates of Bloxham county are labor laboring
ing laboring under this same delusion, that if
Bloxham county is created, the act-
ual cash value of property will be
fecubled and trebled immediately, and
that settlers will flock in there from
every section of the globe. These
people will certainly be mistaken, for
the only way that the creation of a
new county enhances the valuation of
property is on the tax books.
I know of a great many people
throughout Pinellas county who work worked
ed worked for and voted for the creation of
the county, who are now sore and dis disappointed
appointed disappointed over conditions as they ac actually
tually actually exist; and if these same peo
ple had an opportunity, they would
work harder and vote to get back into
Hillsborough county than they did to
get out of it.
The creation of new counties is very
much like a marriage contract it is a
lifetime proposition; and I would ad advise
vise advise the people generally, and es-
pecially the poor man, unless he

Yours very truly,

C. C. Wilder.
My tax receipts dated July 11th, j
1911, the last year I paid taxes in!
Hillsborough county on lot 7 and w j
6Y2 ft. lot 8 block 8 H. H. Kinyon add,
I paid $25.35. I paid on July 7th, i
1915 in Pinellas county, on the same f
property $64.03.
In the last issue of the Williston
Courier appears a letter from Mr. W.
F. Hughey, formerly of Morriston,
now of Clearwater, in which he holds
Pinellas up as an example for "Blox "Bloxham,"
ham," "Bloxham," speaks of good times, good
roads, good schools and low taxes in
Pinellas. Strange to say, Mr. Hugh-

ey's letter differs greatly from state-; that was cut off to create Pinellas
ments made in other letters publish- county, I was opposed to county divis divis-ed
ed divis-ed on this page, all of which are ion, and worked hard to defeat it.
from citizens of longer residence and Since the creation of this new coun coun-greater
greater coun-greater experience in the new county ty, I am unable to see any advantages
than he. whatever that have been gained by

Mr. Hughey for instance speaks of
good roads built and building while
the Pinellas papers confess their
roads are piecemeal, and do not con connect
nect connect anywhere. But Mr. Hughey does
not speak of one bond issue for
roads, which some people say was
mostly wasted,, nor does he tell of an another
other another bond issue of $715,000 just vot voted.
ed. voted. If they had such fine roads why
should they be spending almost three three-quarters
quarters three-quarters of a million dollars to im improve
prove improve them.
Mr. Hughey speaks of the 18-mill
tax levy for 1914 as being low. No
taxpayer in Levy or Marion county
would consider 'it low. The letters
on this page, from reliable, well in informed
formed informed citizens of Pinellas say the
tax rate for this year will be 22
mills. The state and county levy will
be 34 mills. The tax levy for Marion
county hasn't been fixed for 1915, but
in 1914 it was 21 mills, state and
county. Marion county has four miles
of good roads to Pinellas one, and
they all connect.
Mr. Hughey speaks of good' schools
and well paid teachers in Pinellas.
Mr. Hughey must have not noticed
his new home county much. Pinellas
had good schools for years before it
was a county. The St. Petersburg
school system was famous all over
the United States a dozen years ago.
Tarpon, Clearwater, Dunedin, Largo,
a dozen other places, had good
schools, and why? Because the towns,
not the county, paid for them, and do
so now, and pay largely for them
with tourist money. How much tour tourist
ist tourist money is spent in Bloxham?
Mr. Hughey is a good man and
would not knowingly make misstate misstatements.
ments. misstatements. We hear he wrote his letter
at the request of a prominent citizen
of "Bloxham," who aided him and
other citizens of Pinellas in the sep separation
aration separation of their county in other
words he wrote it in payment of a
political debt. It reads like it was
written in payment of such a debt. It
makes the best showing possible for
one side, and carefully keeps away
from the other.
When Mr. Hughey was a citizen of
Morriston he was well posted on af affairs
fairs affairs in this section, but strange to
say he was not a worker for county
division. That he is not very well
posted on its circumstances is shown
by his statement that "Bloxham"
will have about $3,000,000 of taxable
property. He was probably led into
this error by the same person he was
paying the political debt to. The tax taxable
able taxable property in the Bloxham pre precincts
cincts precincts will be $2,300,000.
Sutherland, Fla., Sept. 1, 1915.
L. T. Hendrix, Morriston, Fla.
Dear Sir: I am a farmer and have
lived here for the past forty years. I
own 80 acres of land. In 1911, the
last year I paid taxes on this property
in Hillsborough county, my taxes
were $15.06. On Feb. 12th, 1914, I
paid $59.74 taxes on the same prop property.
erty. property. The last payment was made on
the assessments of Pinellas county.
There are no more improvements on
this land now than there were in 1911,
when we were taken from Hillsbor Hillsborough
ough Hillsborough and put into Pinellas. Any one
can see from the above that my taxes
have increased nearly four time3 in
Pinellas county over what they were
in Hillsborough on the same prop property.
erty. property. I am a poor man and if taxe3 in-

creased since Pinellas county has been

created, it will only be a few more' fore Pinellas was taken frcm Hills-
years until a farmer cannot own land borough, as to a taxation standpoint,
on account of the high taxes. !and conditions generally: i
My taxes are not the only ones Since Pinellas county has been :

that have increased. These conditions ;
exist all through Pinellas county.
Yours very truly,
J. W. Garrison.
Tarpon Springs, Sept. 1, 1915.
L. K. Edwards, Irvine, Fla:
Dear Sir: Replying to your
quest for my opinion on the results of
county division in Pinellas county aft
er three years' trial.
As a citizen and property owner of
the section of Hillsborough county
the citizens and property owners as a
result of division.
But there can be no doubt that we
have suffered many disadvantages.
Our taxes are more than three times
greater than they were prior to divis division,
ion, division, and it certainly cannot be claimed
that our property is three times
greater in value, though the assessor
thinks it is. Revenue must be raised
to support the machinery of a county,
and it has proven an expensive luxury
in our case. We are yet without a
permanent county seat or permanent
and suitable county buildings.
The creation of this county was
promoted by politicians who desired
to run things and at once succeeded
in being elected to office. Therefore
it was largely a political question.
One section of Hillsborough county
was opposed to the other section be because
cause because they wanted to run their own
affairs. We now have the same result
again one section of Pinellas county
is opposed to the other section, and
there seems to be no possibility of
So this is where we are. It was
first a row in a big family, and now it
is a row in a little family, and it is
costing almost as much to support the
little family, as it did to support the
big family.
In my judgment it was a great
mistake, and I believe that half of
those who voted for division, if not
more, now regret it.
Very truly yours,
John K. Cheyney.
Sutherland, Fla., Sept. 2, 1915.
To Whom It May Concern:
In regard to county division, we as
farmers and fruit growers of Pinellas
county, think it was-a mistake to cut
away from Hillsboro, as our taxes
are increased two-fold and it only
benefits a few people. It takes the
same number of officers for Pinellas
as Hillsboro county. Our taxes will
have to be increased from time to
time to meet requirements of county
and our land doesn't produce any
more per acre by the division. We
have failed so far to receive any ben benefit
efit benefit from county division.
S. R. Garrison.
J. H. Hays.
W. C. Garrison.
L. R. Garrison.
J. J. Garrison.
J. A. Young.
B. C. Allen.
J. A. Garrison.
Wm. O. Ha gin.
E. WT. Nigels.
J. W. Garrison.
Sutherland, Fla., Sept. 1, 1915.
To Whomsoever it May Concern:
This is to certify that taxes on my
property in this county, Pinellas, have
doubled since its division from Hills Hillsboro
boro Hillsboro county.
I am a taxpayer of this county and
have been a resident in this town for
ten years and was a resident of Hills Hillsboro
boro Hillsboro for forty years.
D. X'. Hendrix.
Transportation men are prophesy prophesying
ing prophesying a big tourist business for Florida
thsi season. We hope their prophecies
will pan out better than those they
made last autumn.

St. Petersburg, Fla. Aug. 31.
J. M. Gornto, Williston, Fla.
Dear Sir: Replying to your inquiry
as to conditions in Pinellas county, as

compared with the same territory be-
created, taxes have very materially ;
increased, but the benefits to the tax- j
'navprs Vinvf not. inr;iRrl nnvtViinc
1 j j 0
like taxes have increased.
Up until about fifteen years ago I
was an engineer rfor the Atlantic
Coast Line, and had the pleasure of
running through your section of the
country, and therefore am familiar

re-j11 conditions up there, as well a3

down here- bmce resigning my posi
tion with the railroad company I havel
made several trips through your sec section
tion section and have also kept in touch with
the progress you have made up there.
For your 'information I will say
that new counties means a great deal
higher taxes, and where a section of
country is situated like you are, with
no large towns to help bear the bur
den of taxation, the burden of taxa taxation
tion taxation will fall upon the farmers and
land owners generally.
In our section we have several large
towns that pay more than fifty per
cent of the taxes that is paid in Pi Pinellas
nellas Pinellas county. Still, with these towns
to help carry the burden of taxation,
the taxes of the farmers are very
I have lived here for the past
twenty-six years, and have been in
the real estate business for the past
eight years, and am now a member of
the school board of Pinellas county. I
feel that I am in a position to know
conditions as they actually exist.
The average assessed valuation of
lands per acre in Pinellas county is a
great deal higher per acre than in
any other county in Florida. The
actual cash value of our lands per
acre is not more than in any other
county in South Florida. Still, our
taxes are a great deal higher than in
some of our sister counties.
As a member of the school board of
Pinellas county I wish to say that we
have a fairly good system of schools,
but do not claim to have any better
schools than some other counties in
South Florida; still, our school system
is in debt $205,450.
' Before coming here I resided in
Hernando county and saw Pasco coun county
ty county formed out of part of Hernando.
There I know taxes were very much
higher in Pasco than they were in
Hernando; and, with this experience
in new counties, I would advise you
and your friends to vote against the
creation of Bloxham county.
With regards, I am
Very truly yours,
' John C. Blocker.
Tarpon Springs, Sept. 2, 1915.
Mr. E. A. Osborne, Ocala, Fla.
Dear Sir: Re Bloxham county.
You asked for my opinion regard regarding
ing regarding county division, based upon re results
sults results of division of this county from
Hillsborough. Ordinarily I would not
advise county division. There prob probably
ably probably never was an instance where
county division was a necessity such I
as it was in the case of Hillsborough,
as this peninsula was divided from
Hillsborousrh by nature. I was an ad-
vocate of this division, but I say
frankly, if we had it to do over again,
and I knew of the political schemes to
be encountered, I would certainly
fight it for all I was worth.
A county located as yours is, and
as I understand the situation; it
seems that a division would be noth nothing
ing nothing short of a calamity.
Yours very truly,
A. M. Lowe, Cashier,
The Sponge Exchange Bank.
Tarpon Springs, Sept. 1, 1915.
Mr. Geo. M. Highsmith, Montbrook.
Dear Sir: Replying to yours. I
own a small blacksmith shop in Tar Tarpon
pon Tarpon Springs and I find my state and
county taxes have doubled more than
three times since Pinellas county was
created over what they were on the
same property in Hillsborough coun county.
ty. county. Pinellas county has been a big dis disappointment
appointment disappointment to every one. While we
expected a small increase in our taxes,
' still we did not expect our taxes to
j double three times. We have receiv
jed practically no benefits from the

tremendous increase in taxes. In a
few more years a poor man will not I
be able to own property in Pinellas!
county on account of hgh taxes. 1 ;
know from experience that old and :
'arge counties are much better and;
cheaper than small counties. I would

advise all poor people to vote against
the creation of any new county.
Yours very truly,
S.J. Cope
Ozona, Fla Sept. 1, 1915.
J. W. ConltPiv Rlitrhtm Fla?

Dear Sir: I came to Hillsborough j y wm nave,
county July 22nd, 1881, and have re-l were situated quite dxTeVntIy
sided here ever since. I am a farmer j ere roIa what the people m the pro pro-ard
ard pro-ard have been a taxpayer ever since Posed ount7 Bloxham are. St.
I reached Hillsborough county. 1 Petersburg is 60 miles from Tampa
have also been a taxpayer and I am in dlrt Troad' and, TC1,tfrWatfr ?2
ritinn tn Vr snmAtnW miles. I understand WTilhston is only

tTP,' nn nprtv in thi tinn h. 1
r tr wf
fore Pinellas was created. I also
know that my taxes have doubled sev- j
m 1 timpa nn t Vi p em nrnrwrtv cincp
Pin!!, rnnntv w hn t nvpr I
what it was in Hillsborough county.
A great many people through this
section who worked for the creation
of Pinellas county are disappointed
because our taxes are so much higher
than they were in Hillsborough, and
would now do anything to get back
into Hillsborough county.
I would advise all farmers and poor
people generally to vote against the
creation of any new county, for new
counties certainly means high taxes.
Yours very truly,
A. N. Fulford.
Tarpon Springs, Fla., Sept. 1.
J. M. Gornto, Williston, Fla.
Dear Sir: In answer to the ques question
tion question as to whether I am satisfied with
breaking away from Hillsboro county
and forming a separate county (Pi (Pinellas
nellas (Pinellas county) and whether I would
favor the proposition if the matter
was up now for settlement? I will an answer,
swer, answer, no!
The expense of the new county sec section
tion section would not have been nearly so
great as it has been since division to
the present, because we have had the
expense of the county management,
etc., to pay for extra. The recent
$370,000 bond money is but very re recently
cently recently expended, and yet how little of
really good work or value we can
show for all that money, because of
in experience in such work.
I do not believe we should have had
this new $715,000 bond obligation
forced on us at this time; and if new
roads had been provided for, some
construction jcrst as good as brick and
wider than nine feet and at a much
!wfs cost might have been arranged.
Cf course our taxes are a great deal
higher, and calling the .ue higbsr
does not make it so; property only
sells through demand and it is worth
(just what it will bring. Of course
these are unusual times and condi conditions,
tions, conditions, but before this time the values
have not nearly increased as the new
county has forced them, to meet the.
demands of said new county. Times
may be better in a few months and j
they may be worse; it may be a long!
time before conditions get back to
normal (in other words, normal de demand
mand demand and values). Who knows?
Yours very truly,
J. C. Belkman,
j Acting Secretary Board of Trade
Clearwater, Fla Aug. 31, 1915.
W. E. McArthur, Montbrook, Fla.
Dear Sir: Replying to your inquiry
as to conditions in Pinellas county
from a taxation standpoint, and as to
the benefits the creation of the new
county has brought the people, I beg
to say I am a taxpayer in Pinellas
county, and I know tax assessments
have doubled three times from what
they were when we were in Hills Hillsborough
borough Hillsborough county. The values of prop property
erty property have not increased anything like
our taxes have increased.
For 1915 we have 34 mills for state
and county taxes and 25 mills for city
taxes. You can readily see CO mills
on a high valuation is a heavy burden
to carry. I find that it is difficult to
rent property that will pay a reason reasonable
able reasonable income on the investment.
As to our school system, will say
we have a fairly good system of pub public
lic public schools, but our school system is
in debt $205,450.
As to our roads, we have only a
limited amount of ordinary hard hard-surfaced
surfaced hard-surfaced roads, and these hard hard-surfaced
surfaced hard-surfaced roads are badly in need of
repairs. Approximately half of our

public roads have never been hard
surfaced at all.
Our towns, such as St. Petersburg,
Clearwater, Tarpon Springs and
others, pay more than half of our
taxes; and if we did not have these
large towns to help carry the burden

of taxation, our farmers would be
.ruined with high taxes.
I understand the proposed Blox Bloxham
ham Bloxham county only has ? 2,370,0 J0 in
I taxable property, and with onl one
incorporated town with 00 inhabi-
tnts to carry any of the burdjn of
'taxation. St. Petersburg has jaore
I than $3,000,000 in taxable property,
i which is more valuation than all of
12 miles frora Bronson (your present
county site), while the south end of
Levy county will be as far from Wil-
i us ion as it now is xrom uronson.
! i Ta. T-
Creating a new county certainly
means higher taxes, and my advice to
all taxpayers is to consider the mat matter
ter matter carefully, for it is a lifetime con contract.
tract. contract. Yours truly.
J. W. Matchett.
Tarpon Springs, Pinellas Co., Fla.
September 1, 1915.
J. T. Hutchins, Romeo, Fla.
Dear Sir: Having lived in Florida
thirteen years, in Hillsborough coun county
ty county before the division of the county
and in Pinellas county since the divis division,
ion, division, I am in a position to see the ef effect
fect effect of county division upon the peo people
ple people of Pinellas county, and will say
that the taxes have up to this time
increased more than three times what
they were in Hillsborough county and
still going up as the enclosed tax re receipts
ceipts receipts will show. Yours truly.
T. J. Petzard,
Manager of Sponge Exchange.
The first year I paid taxes in Pi Pinellas
nellas Pinellas county as per tax receipt dated
May 2Sth, on lots 3, 4 and 5, blk 3,
map of Tarpon Springs, $20.80. ( Ily
tax receipts dated March 10th, 1915,
I paid on same property the rum cf
Clearwater, Fla., Aug. 30, 1915.
Mr. E. A. Osborne, Ocala, Fla.
Dear Sir: Complying with your re request
quest request relative to the school bonds of
this county, I beg to say the school
districts have bonded as follows and
have the mills levied as follows:
No.' 1, Tarpon Springs. .$25,000 2
No. 2, Clearwater 39,500 3
No. 3, St. Petersburg 65,000 3
No. 5, Dunedin 8,000
No. 6, Green Springs.... 15,000
No. 8, Largo 25,000
No. 9, Pinehurst 1,250
No. 10, Ozona 12,0X
No. 11, Seminole 5,000
No. 12, Gulf port 3,200 s 3
No. 15, Pinellas Park 6,000 3
We run all the white schools of the
county eight months in the year and
require them to do the same class cf
Trusting this is satisfactory, I am,
Very truly yours,
Dixie M. Hollins,
Supt. Public Instruction.

We, the undersigned citizens, tax taxpayers
payers taxpayers and voters of Pinellas county,
do certify that we are very much dis-
appointed with Pinellas county. f
First. Taxes have doubled more
than three times over what they
were in Hillsborough county, on the
same property. The benefits we have
derived from the creation cf Pinellas
county are not to be compared with
the increase in taxation. We realize
it was a serious mistake when we
were taken from Hillsborough county.
I' it were possible to get back ia
Hillsborough county, we would glad gladly
ly gladly go back.
JL V. MeMuIlen.
Geo. W. Sheffield.
O. E. Archer.
W. B. Harris.
W. II. Belher.
IL ForkeL
C. A. Kuster.
J. W. Booth.
W. A. McMullen.
B. L. McMullen.
B. P. McMullen.
J. R, McMullen.
D. D. McMullen.





Clearwater, Fla., Sept. 3, 1915.
Sir. E. A. Osborne, Ocala, Fla.
Dear Sir: Replying: to your inquiry
as to my opinion of new counties and
experience in one, will say that I
think the creation of new counties is
a great misfortune to the taxpayer
and when I give you some of our ex experience
perience experience I think you will agree with
me. My taxes have nearly trebled on
practically the same property in the
past four years, with no increased
benefit to me or my community. I was
always opposed to county division,
because I could see no benefit to the
great majority of our citizens. But a
great many who were in favor of
county division wish we were back in
the old county. Some who are pleas pleased
ed pleased with the situation would tell you
that property has doubled in value. I
will tell you it has doubled only on
the tax books, except in rare in instances.
stances. instances. I value property according
to revenue received from it and my
income has decreased rather than in increased
creased increased in the past four years, or
since division. Notwithstanding this
fact, my taxes have gone steadily up.
The only people who are benefited by
the creation of the new county, so far
as I can see, are the politicians and
newspaper men. They have recently
fooled our people into voting an ad additional
ditional additional road bond of $715,000, which
makes altogether, since our county
was created, $1,085,000 for road
bonds. In addition to this large
amount we are indebted over $200, $200,-000
000 $200,-000 for school bonds.
Will say further that we have no
court house or jail worthy of the
name. By the time these necessities
are provided for, we will owe some something
thing something like one and one-half million
dollars. You can readily see what an
awful burden of taxation we will be
Hoping that you may be able to
keep the great misfortune from be befalling
falling befalling yourself and neighbors, I am
Yours respectfully,
Birt L. McMullen,
Secretary Democratic ExecGi-0 Com Committee,
mittee, Committee, Pinellas County, Fr.
(From the Ocala Star)
Editor Star: In Wednesday's issue
of the Star you publish a letter from
Sir. John S. Taylor, a member of the
board of county commissioners of
Pinellas county in -which he sayw
"As a matter .of fact, our millage has
not been increased in Pinellas coun county."
ty." county." Herewith I am enclosing a letter
from Mr. T. F. McCall, a former
member of the legislature from Hills Hillsborough
borough Hillsborough county, and now a resident
of Pinellas. Taxpayer.
Mr.McCall's Letter
St. Petersburg, Fla., Aug. 31.
Sir. J. SI. Gornto, Williston, Fla.
Dear Sir: Your inquiry received.
Replying to same, beg to say that
taxes in Pinellas county have in increased
creased increased three fold over what they
wero in Hillsborough.
For 1915 the state and county mill mill-age
age mill-age for Pinellas county is about 34
mills. The city millage for St. Pe Petersburg
tersburg Petersburg is 22 mills. The millage for
the town of Clearwater is 25 mills.
Thus, the town of Clearwater Las 59
mills and St. Petersburg has 6 mills.
So, you can readily see the burden of
taxation is enormous.
I opposed the creation of Pinellas
county for the reason I foresaw that
if Pinellas was created, our taxes
would be trebled, and I felt sure that
the benefits we would receive from
having a new county would noth
ing like equal the cost of the new
county, and the public records will
bear this statement out.
Now, as to the $72,000 indebted
ness that Pinellas county inherited
from Hillsborough, the supreme court
of Florida has recently decided that
Pinellas county will have to pay Hills Hillsborough
borough Hillsborough the inherited indebtedness.
I understand that, if Bloxham county
is created, she will inherit approxi approximately
mately approximately $35,000 indebtedness from
Marion county; and while some of
your people argue they will not have
to pay Slarion, they will awaken to
the fact sooner or later that they are
mistaken, and that Bloxham will have
to hand over the indebtedness that
she inherits from Slarion and Levy.
I have resided here for twenty
years, and am perhaps one of the
largest taxpayers in Pinellas county,
also having owned property in this
part of Hillsborough before Pinellas
was created. I am therefore in a
position to know that our taxes in
Pinellas county have trebled over
what they were in- Hillsborough.
The benefits that we have derived
from the creation of Pinellas county
are very, very few. We have only a
few miles of hard surfaced road that
were built by Pinellas county. WTe
have no permanent court house nor
jail; in fact, practically nothing to
show for the enormous increase of
taxes, we have had to bear.
I am very much afraid that after
we build our system of hard roads,
build a court house and jail and do
other improvements that wilL be ab absolutely
solutely absolutely necessary, that the burden of

taxation will be so great that a poor
man cannot own property in Pinellas
There was more property sold for
taxes in Pinellas county this year
than has been sold in Hillsborough
county in any one year. This is con conclusive
clusive conclusive proof that the burden of tax taxation
ation taxation is enormous, but nothing like
what it will be when we build a court
bouse and jail and complete the other
I don't see how in the world the
people of Bloxham county can expect
to maintain a county with only $2, $2,-370,000
370,000 $2,-370,000 in assessed valuation of prop property.
erty. property. When Pinellas county was
created we had approximately $3, $3,-000,000
000,000 $3,-000,000 in assessed valuation of prop property,
erty, property, and now we have $9,000,000.
While some improvements have taken
place since Pinellas was created, the
improvements nothing like equal the
6,000,000 increased valuation on the
tax books.
Now, as to your inquiry as to
whether or not the actual cash values
of property have increased in pro proportion
portion proportion to our taxes, I will say they
certainly have not. The only way our
pioperty has increased in value down
here is on the tax books; and if Blox Bloxham
ham Bloxham county is created, you will find
that your increase would also be on
the tax books.
Almost daily I hear a great many
people who worked for the creation
of Pinellas county complaining of
high taxes and wishing they were
back in Hillsborough county. As I
understand conditions with you, Blox Bloxham
ham Bloxham county is to be created out of a
part of Levy and Slarion. Common
sense should teach any person that

three counties cannot be run as
cheaply as two counties. It takes
money to build courthouses, jails,
hard roads and other improvements,
and this expense must be borne by
the taxpayers.
I would like to see the people of
the proposed Bloxham county benefit
by the experience of the people down
here, and if they do, they will certain certainly
ly certainly vote against the creation of Blox Bloxham
ham Bloxham county.
With regards, I beg to remain,
Yours very truly,
T. F. SIcCall.
Our new Irish potatoes for fall
planting are now in. Ocala Seed
Store, 8-11-tf
Marion-Dunn Lodge No. 19, F. &
A. M., meets on the first and third
Thursday evening" of each month at
8:00 o'clock, until further notice.
A. E. Burnett, W. IL
Jake Brown, Secretary. Ad
Fot King Camp No. 14 mtets at
the K. of P. Hall at 8 p. m., every
second and fourth Friday. Visitin?
sovereigns are always welcome.
J. W. Lamar, C C.
Chas. K. Sage, Clerk.
Concordia Lodge, Fraternal Union
of America, meets In Yonge's Hall
cn the second Thursday evening of
each month. Geo. L. Taylor. F. M.
Chas. K. Sage, Secretary Ad-
The Ocala Temple Lodge No. 28
Pythian Sisters, meets every Tuesday
afternoon at 2:30 at Castle Hall, west
of courthouse. Visiting members are
cordially invited to meet with us.
Lena Tompkins, SI. E. C
Kate B. Howell, M. R.
dcala Lodge No. 19. Conventions
held every Monday at 8 p. m., at
Castle Hall, over the James Carlisle
drugstore. A cordial velcome to vis visiting
iting visiting brothers. C. B. HowelL C. C.
U-tas. xv. sage, iv. or k. a. aq
CHAPTER NO. 13, R. A. M.
Regular convocations of the Ocala
Chapter No. 13, R. A. M., on the
fourth Friday in every month at
8 p. m. H. S. Wesson, H. P.
Jake Brown, Sec'y.
Ocaia Lodge No. 2S6, Benevolent
and Protective Order of Elks, meets
the second and fourth Uwesday even evenings
ings evenings in each month. Visiting breth brethren
ren brethren always welcome. Club house
opposite postofiice, east side.
3-, H. von Engelken, E. R.
Nelson Geise. Secietary. At.
Tulula Lodge No. 22, L O. O. F
meets in Yonge's Hall every Tuesday
evening at 8 o'clock. A warm wel
come always extend d to visiting
brethren. SI. M. Little, N. G.
W. L. Colbert, Secretary.
Ocala Chapter, No. 29, O. E. S
meets at Yonge'u hall the second and
fourth Thursday evenings of each
month at 730 o'clock.
Mrs. Emily Webb, W. M.
Mrs. Lillian Simmcma, Secy.


Bronson, Fla., Sept. 8th, 1915.
To the Voters of Proposed Bloxham
This is the last opportunity that I
will have to address you through the
press before the election to determine
whether or not you will create Blox Bloxham
ham Bloxham county. I will now say that I
have endeavored to be honest and
fair with you, whether you agree with
me in my contention about this mat matter
ter matter is to be seen. I sincerely hope,
for your own good, as I see this mat matter,
ter, matter, that you will agree with me, and
vote this new county down. I have
shown you that, if it is created, it
will ruin Old Levy, because it will
take $1,587,000 of our taxable prop property,
erty, property, leaving us only $2,069,000 tax taxable
able taxable property; that it will take $24, $24,-000
000 $24,-000 of our taxes, leaving us only $32, $32,-000
000 $32,-000 to subsist upon; that it will take
45 per cent of our taxable property
and 45 per cent of our taxes; that it
will take G000 of our people, leaving
us about C500; that it will necessarily
increase our valuations of taxable
property, thereby increasing our tax taxes;
es; taxes; that if you vote Bloxham county
in that you will have to build your
court house, your jail, transcribe your
records at an enormous cost to you;
that you would have to pay your part
of the indebtedness of Levy and Slar Slarion
ion Slarion counties, without any offset; that
you will not have a dollar when you
are created to pay your bills with,
and that you won't have for several
months; that this money to build this
court house, this jail, transcribe your
records and pay your part of the in indebtedness
debtedness indebtedness of the two old counties
will have to come by, either direct
taxation, or a bond issue, which you
will be generations paying off.
I have also shown you the fact that
the temporary county seat is named
at Williston, that it means its per permanent
manent permanent location there, whether you
have an election or not, for Williston
can out vote any other place and keep
the county seat; that the board of
county commissioners, without any
vote of the people, can pass the nec necessary
essary necessary resolution, make the necessary
levy of five mills for five years with
which to build the court house and
jail, then issue scrip, bearing interest,
and contract for the construction of
the court house and jail, even before
their appointive terms of office have
expired; that there will be no com commissioner's
missioner's commissioner's districts until after the
first board is appointed; therefore
there will not be one from each dis district.
trict. district. I have also shown you that this will
increase the valuation of all of your
property, both real and personal, on
the tax books, and increase the mill mill-age
age mill-age over what you are now paying,
and since they propose to build the
court house and jail by hunting up
"your. hidden property," place it on
the tax books, and make you pay
taxes on it, you know that your taxes
will be "way" higher than they are
now. Are you willing to stand for all
of this? If not, I appeal to you to
vote against Bloxham county.
I have shown you that it will take
a five mill tax on every dollar of your
property, for one year, to build one
mile of brick road. Then figure how
long you will have to be taxed to build
say 100 miles of such roads. Do you
want your land covered with bonds?
They are like the shingles on a roof,
when you pay one off there will be
another to take its place, and so on
without end.
You know how hard I have fought
this thing. I say to yon now that I
have done so because I believe it will
injure every one of us. I have not
been paid a dollar to carry on this
fight, nor have I been promised any
when this fight is over, let the result
be what it may, nor would I receive
it if it were tendered me, for I have
made this fight in behalf of the peo people
ple people who have been good and kind to
me. You may not believe me but God
knows it is the truth. Again I appeal
to you to "beware of your ballot" on
Sept. 14th. I have had my say it is
up to you. Y'our servant,
John R. Willis.
Tells of a Hard Time in His Life
This Ocala business man's willing
ness to tell about his experience with
Doan's Kidney Pills, shows his faith
in them. He has always had quick
relief and his experience furnishes a
good reason for everyone in Ocala
who is similarly afflicted to at least
try Doan's Kidney Pills. Does his
statement interest you?
T. M. Shaw, prop.. Palmetto Ho Hotel,
tel, Hotel, 60S Magnolia St., Ocala, says:
".My kidneys have long been my one
weak spot and whenever I caught
cold or over worked, it made me
miserable. Besides I had dull ache
in my 'back and I didn't seem to
hare any ambition to do my work.
The kidney secretions were also un unnatural.
natural. unnatural. Doan's Kidney Pills have
always put me in good shape after
short use."
Price 50c, at all dealers. Don't
simply ask for a kidney remedy
get Doan's Kidney Pills the same
that Mr. Shaw nad. Foater-Mllburn
.Co., Props, Buffalo, N. Y. 12


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LORIDA abounds with beautiful scenery, and no part of the state is more favored, in this respect than
our own Slarion county. A drive over our 1200 miles of surfaced roads is an ever changing ride of
pleasure and changes of scene, each more lovely than the one before, open out before the spectator.


This county has in its broad confines every character of hill and vale, prairie and woodland-hammock and piae
land, mingled with "scrub" and cypress swamps, river and streams, the banks of which are lined with dense
semi-tropical growth, the beauty of which is not surpassed in the world. Stately magnolias, mammoth live
uaks, huge cypress and waving palmettos, with dozens and dozens of other trees, varying in color and charac character
ter character of foliage, all enchantingly beautiful. We have many Jakes, caves and mines of phosphate and lime, red
clay hills and level stretches of pine or hammock soil and we have Silver Springs, the most beautiful of all
of nature's wonders in Florida.

The United States Civil Service
Commission announces an open com competitive
petitive competitive examination Nov. 6 at Gaines Gainesville
ville Gainesville to secure eligibles from which to
make certification to fill vacancies as
they may occur in first grade, or cler clerical,
ical, clerical, positions in the customs service;
in the positions of clerk, storekeeper,
gauger, and storekeeper-gauger in
the internal revenue service; and in
other positions that require similar
qualifications in the United States
classified service in the city named or
its vicinity.
Competitors will be examined in
spelling, arithmetic, penmanship, re report
port report writing, copying and correcting
manuscript, geography and civil
government of the United States.
Applications must be properly ex executed
ecuted executed and filed with the district sec secretary
retary secretary in time for him to arrange for
the examination.
Sec'y., Fifth Civil Service Dist.
202 Postoffice Bldg, Atlanta, Ga.
"I have used Chamberlain's Tablets
and found them to be just as repra repra-sented,
sented, repra-sented, a quick relief for headaches,
dizzy spells and other symptoms de denoting
noting denoting a torpid liver and a disorder disordered
ed disordered condition of the digestive organs.
They are worth their weight in gold,
writes Sliss Clara A. Driggs, Elba, N.
Y. Obtainable everywhere.
All Forms of Metal
All sizes and Gauges. Prompt
delivery from the largest and most
complete stock in Florida.
3650 Evergreen Ave., Jacksonville.
Sold by the Ocala Lumber and
Supply Company
Careful Estimates made on all Con Contract
tract Contract work. Gives More and Better
Work for the Money than Any Other
Contractor in the cit


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the deal for that real estate has been closed and the only thing
yet to do is to see if the title is good. Marion county has about 169
' deed records and 45 mortgage records and 50 of miscellaneous rec rec-orsd
orsd rec-orsd or about 10,000 pages of record matter and among these Is the
record history of that title."
some searching and checking before the abstract man knows
that he has got it alL ;

florida title and abstract corporation


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You want to be SURE your prescriptions will be filled right.
Then bring them to us and they will be filled accurately with
only the beat quality compound's of tested strength and parity.
Life is too precious to permit carelessness in a drug store; we
will not allow iu
You can rely on EVERYTHING you buy in our Drug Store.
Anti-Monopoly Drug Store.

Put Your Ad. in the Star.

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imdl is Now Miuumtogj to FunM wnmigj

O YOU REALIZE the importance of this sale. Just now is the time for you to put your
thinking cap on and figure the dollars and cents you can save by buying your goods from
us for the next two weeks. Cash is King at this Sale and as every item in the house has
been reduced, its the time for you to act. Rend the prices on this pege and then take the

time to compare them with those of others. We must rid our store of all wearing apparel for Men.
Never before has Men's Wear been sold for so little. This sale will positively close Saturday,
September 25th. Remember this closing date, and take advantage of these prices at once.



We offer a few Crepe, Gingham and
Percale Dresses. These sold up to
$1.50. They are suitable for both
street and house wear. Come here
we can fit you. These dresses

have been put into the
sale at only

We are offering some very attrac attractive
tive attractive values in Ginghams, Linenes,
Madras, Tissues, Crepes and many
other fabrics. There are dresses
in this lot that sold up to $3.00;
they will go during this QQ
sale at only JOC
Eevery dress in our store has been
greatly reduced. We handle dresses
for every occasion. We have them
in all kinds of cotton and silk mater materials.
ials. materials. A big lot of $25 dresses have
been reduc- JQ QC Others in

ed to only Pisi7J like pro



FhlTDW Pfhe'ThTThd VVc carr-v a mos complete line oi piece goods. Every yard
11 m W UnUIUl in our store has been reduced. In lac! some ol these goods

have actually been cut in half. Read these prices.

28-inch Unbleached Sheeting, 5c val value,
ue, value, only, per yard

3D-inch Unbleached Percale Cloth
10c value, at per yard
9- 4 Unbleached Sheeting, standard
25c value, at per yard
10- 4 Unbleached Sheeting, standard
28c value, per yard
9- 4 Bleached Sheeting, standard,
28c value, at per yard
10- 4 Bleached Sheeting, standard,
30c value, at per yard
42-inch Bleached Pillow Casing,
13c value, at per yard

3C-inch Bleached Sheeting, 10c val value,
ue, value, soft finish, at per yard
36-ineh Bleached Sheeting, standard
makes, at per yard :.
3G-inch Bleached Drills, 10c value,
and good, at per yard





36-inch Indian Head Sheeting,
Bleached, at per yard

American and Simpson's Paris Prints C
7c values, at per yard OC
Amoskeag Staple Apron Ging- CUf
hams, 9c values, at per yard O C
Berkley No. 60 Cambric, yard-wide, f
13c value, at per yard A VC
15c White Lawn, very sheer and a ff
good value, at per yard A J G
White Lawn, 8c value, only a few C
yards left at per yard O C

Toile Du Nord Dress Ginghams, a
15c value, at per yard

10c and 12c Dress Ginghams, assort assort-ed
ed assort-ed patterns, at per yard OC

Stenciled Curtain Scrims, assorted
colors, 10c values, at



White Goods, a Very large assort assortment,
ment, assortment, value to 25c, at
Crepe Dress Goods, fast colored de
signs, 10c value, at

Yard-wide Silk Messalines, assort assorted
ed assorted colors, $1 value, at
Yard-wide Crinkled Crepe Silk,
$1.50 values, at per yard
FLAXON, white fancy designs, 25c
values, at per yard
46 Vt -inch Brown Dress Linen Suit Suiting,
ing, Suiting, 50c value, at per yard...
Brown Dress Linen, all reduced,
one lot ALL linen, at
90-inch Linen Sheeting, suitable
for skirts, etc., per yard
Black and White Checked Worst Worsted,
ed, Worsted, double fold, at per yard..

. 5c

79 c


Men's $1.50 dress Shirts, C! rf
leading makes, at only.1? A J v
Men's $1 Dress Shirts, as- 7Q
sorted styles at only... t
Men's 75c Dress Shirts, as- AtZg
sorted styles xOC
Men's 5Ac Dress Shirts, as-' OA
sorted styles, at only OiC
The Above Includes all Styles, Soft
and Laundered
Men's Heavy 50c Work OQ
Shirts, at only OJC
Men's Light Blue Chambray OQ
Work Shirts, at only 2 C
Men's $1 Overalls, Headlight OO
and others at only O-iC
Men's 75c Overalls, assorted CO-
makes at OLC
Men's 50c Overalls, only a OQ
few left, at only 0C


We have reduced all of our new straw hats, C(n
the $1.50 and $3 grades down to Out
All our Mens' Felt Hats have been reduced, (Qn
hats that sold up to $2 as low as 7 0 v

Men's and Boys' silk OC
and Straw hats at.. OOC

$3 grades can now f QC

be bought for. .

These Bargains wont last long. Get yours now

We carry a full line, but space forbids us describ
ing it. Everything priced is worth nearly double.


skira39c 10 $1.98;

Gi 25 c 10 $1.98


19c to 79c


Ladies' 75c Gown,
prettily trimmed at

Ladies' Cumfy cut rib- "7
bed Vests, at only.. C
Ladies' Cumfy cut rib- OA
' bed Union Suits at OiC


Every item in the store
has been reduced, not

an article is selling at regular price. Here are a few

Ladies Royal Wor- AQk
Chester $2 Corset P A X


Ladies' White H. S. Hand
kerchiefs, at only..

18-inch Shadow Lace Flounc

ing, 25c value in this
sale only


Ladies' Royal Worches- O f
ter $1 Corset at 0xC
16-inch Embroidery Flouncing,
15c value, in this 1 A
sale only AUC
Fancy Table Oil Cloth, guar

anteed, 25c value in 1 C



sale for only


We could easily fill this page
but will only quote a few prices.
72 x 90 inch Sheet, seamed center, OQ
regular 50c value, during this sale C
81x90 inch Sheet, no seams, regu- f
lar 75c value, druing sale for. . v C
42 x 36 inch Pillow Case, regular "1 f
15c value, during this sale at.. AJC
45 x 36 inch Pillow case, Pepper- 1 Or
ell, 17c value at this sale JLOG
18x36 inch Huck Towel, regular 7f
10c value during this sale at.. C
Large size Bath Towel, regular 1 7
25c value at this sale for X w
25c value Table Oil" Cloth, during IP
this sale at, per yard C
18x18 inch mercerized ready QAg
made Napkins, at. Ot'C
20x20 inch mercerized Napkins, QQ
ready made during this sale... 2OC
72 inch mercerized Damask, 50c OQ.
value during this sale at per yd. 0 17 C

All fitted up with iron frames, ropes and
pulleys ready to hang up
70-inch net, $1.25 value, during this Qftv
great sale, at only .'- 7vL
80-inch net, $1.25 value, during this (31 fifi
great sale at only tJlaVU
90-inch net, $1.50 value, during this OA A A
great sale at only tpltUll

Pepperell Bleached
Sheet 81x90
Inches, no seams unusual 75c value at only






$18.00 Suits, strictly hand tailored, sever several
al several styles, ail wool, in this Oil QEC
sale for only PJ. 1 IO
$15.00 Suits, all hand tailored, stitched
fronts, assorted materials, in QP
this sale for only..... &UVJ
$12.50 Suits, all wool, assorted styles and
materials, a good selection at 45
We have a large stock of odds and ends
on hand and they have been put in into
to into this sale to 0 QC to QC
go at from vUi J
One big lot of assorted styles and mater materials
ials materials that sold up to $3.00 in this OQ
sale at only OJ7C



Mr. Chas. V. Miller is a business
visitor to our city, coming up yester yesterday
day yesterday from Tampa.
Mr. Paul Shigley, who has been in
the city taking the school examina examinations,
tions, examinations, left this afternoon for his home
at Orange Springs, where he will be begin
gin begin his school duties Monday.
Mr. Robert Conner returned to his
home at Lake Weir this afternoon
after spending the week in the city,
taking the school examinations.
Mr. Theron Hall has returned to his
home in Hawthorne after a week in
the city.
Mr. Will Mock, a former Ocala boy
but now of Jacksonville, arrived in
the city yesterday for a few days'
visit to friends. Mr. Mock is in bus business
iness business for himself in the big metrop metropolis
olis metropolis and is doing exceptionally well.
Mrs. H. G. MacDavid has taken the
position as housekeeper at the Har Harrington,
rington, Harrington, made vacant by the resig resignation
nation resignation of Mrs. Godbold. Mrs. Mac-

David is a very capable housekeeper
and there is no doubt that she will
help give the guests of the hotel the
best of care.
Messrs. Jos. W. Dodge and Samuel
Dilly have returned from their visit
to Jacksonville.
Mrs. Robert Flinn and Miss Rebec Rebecca
ca Rebecca Smith came up from the lake this
forenoon to stay over Sunday.
Profl W. H. Cassels and family
have returned home after a short
stay at Camp Mucoso on Lake Weir.
Mrs. Grover C. McClure is spending
the week with Mrs. J. G. Kichline at
Mrs. Jessie Bishop has returned
from a visit to Reddick, Lowell and
Orange Lake.
Mr. Niel Ferguson made a business
visit to Dunnejlon today.
Secretary Rooney and other Ocala
citizens are attending the big picnic
at Sparr today.
The Ocala S. C. V. doesn't seem to
care whether any preparations are
made to entertain the Confederate
Veterans next month or not. Only
three members were present at last

night's meeting. Another meeting is
called for next Tuesday night, and it
is hoped the members will be inter interested
ested interested enough to attend.
from our own farm daily. Open night
and day. Merchants Cafe. tf
Have you tried those delicious Max Max-fxe
fxe Max-fxe cherries? 50 cents per pound, at
Gerig's. tf.
A new line of high grade stationery
in all the latest styles and cuts at
Ceng's. tf.
Mr. T. M. Early, superintendent of
the Gainesville electric lighting plant,
was in the city yesterday, looking
over our plant with Superintendent J.
C. Caldwell.
Fresh shipment of Norris' famous
PEANUT BRITTLE received every
few days at the Court Pharmacy, tf
Mr. H. M. Hampton, after a ten
days visit to his family which is
spending the summer at Asheville, N.
C, returned home yesterday after afternoon.
noon. afternoon. Fort King Camp No. 14, W. O. W.,
held its regular semi-monthly meet meeting
ing meeting last evening, with a good attend

ance. During the evening three can candidates;
didates; candidates; Roy Sampson, John T. Long
and T. C Carter, were instructed in
the mysteries of woodcraft- Sunday
afternoon September 19th, Fort King
Camp will unveil the monument erect

ed to the memory of the late Sover-J

inge J. C. Juhan, in Greenwood Ceme-

tery. All members of the camp are
' requested to assemble at the hall on
j that date at 3 o'clock p. and

go in a body from there to the cem cemetery.
etery. cemetery. "TAKE A PEEP

At the best range on earth as you
pass our store. Come in and let the
man from the factory explain its ex exclusive
clusive exclusive features. Its the famous South

! Bend Malleable range. Marion Hard

ware Company. 9-5t

Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer, the best,
purest and most healthful of ALL
summer drinks, at Johnny's Place, tf.

Our sheet music stock Is up-to-date.

j Daily demonstrations.

8 2-tf Lattner's Piano Store.


Argument of Germany that Sub Submarine
marine Submarine was Justified in Sinking
the Arabic
Washington, Sept. 11- The state
department has begun the prepara preparation
tion preparation of a reply to Germany emphat emphatically
ically emphatically rejecting the suggestion that
the submarine commander was en entirely
tirely entirely within his rights in torpedoing
the White Star liner Arabic, and the
contention that Germany is not under
obligations to grant indemnity in the
It is intimated that there is no in intention
tention intention of consulting further with
von Bemstorff, the German ambassa ambassador
dor ambassador to the United States, on the sub subject.
ject. subject. The note, when approved by the
president, will be cabled to Ambas Ambassador
sador Ambassador Gerard at Berlin to hand to the
German government.
The president will, it is understood,
take the position that the Arabic note
and the submarine commander's re report
port report are entirely at variance with the
physical facts, the Arabic having been



torpedoed far astern instead of the
bow section, which would have been
the case had she been trying to ram
the submarine.