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OCALA, FLORIDA, THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 1913
E fi. C. L
To the Public:
I have read the various articles in
the local press, and the editorial com comment,
ment, comment, from time to time, of the Even Evening
ing Evening Star, regarding the ordinance now
pending before the city- council of
Ocala, with reference to the addition additional
al additional facilities to be afforded the A. C. h.
Railroad Company in connection with
Us freight depot and terminals ia
Ocala as at present located.
I feel justified, in view of the va various
rious various publications, in making a plain
statement of the facts, without vilifi vilification,
cation, vilification, vituperation or abuse, so far
as my relations as division counsel of
the A. C. L. R. R. Co., and as a citizen
of Ocala, interested in its progress
p.nd development, are concerned.
The last proposed ordinance has
furnished an opportunity for those
who may have private grievances
against the Atlantic Coast Line Rail Railroad
road Railroad Company to vent the same to the
utmost limit, and it has also afforded
an opportunity for any and all writ writers,
ers, writers, by nom de plume and otherwise,
to express themselves as to the
"great outrage" which the railroad
company is seeking to perpetrate
upon the public.
As division counsel for the A. C. L.
Railroad Company, I drafted the or ordinance
dinance ordinance now pending before the coun council,
cil, council, as a substitute for any and all oth other
er other ordinances that may have been
heretofore introduced on the subject,
and in drafting the pending ordinance
I attempted, so far as I could, not
only as counsel for the railroad com company,
pany, company, but as a citizen of Ocala, to re remove
move remove every reasonable objection
which could have been urged against
the ordinances heretofore submitted.
Prom published articles, editorial
or otherwise, in the Evening Star, the
Inference is sought to be made that
the A. C" L. R. R. Co., is seeking some
undue advantage, and' that it has been
abiding Its time, and .presenting new
ordinances from time to time, as the
city council may be changed in its
membership. The members of the
city council as now existing, and the
former members know absolutely
that this charge is without the slight
est foundation, and that any changes
- that may have been made from time
to time in the ordinances as introduc
ed were for the purpose of meeting
any objections that might be reasona
bly urged, and to meet existing situ
atlons as fairly and as justly as the
circumstances would warrant. There
has never, so far as the writer re remembers,
members, remembers, been any vote by the city
council on any ordinance submitted
reeardina. the extension of railroad
facilities as contemplated, and every
new ordinance has been prepared and
introduced to meet any and all objec objectionable
tionable objectionable features that may have been
urged against the passage of former
proposed ordinances by the commit
tee or committees to whom ths samel
was referred. The last ordinance was;
prepared and submitted to meet every
objection that had been previously
urged, so far as the writer of this ar article
ticle article is informed, and while its pass passage
age passage in the form as Introduced will
necessarily prevent the railroad com company
pany company from carrying out the scheme
as originally contemplated, I am en entirely
tirely entirely satisfied from the standpoint of
a citizen of Ocala, interested in Us
progress and development, that It
would inflict no injury whatever upon
anv Individual property owner, and
would redound greatly to the develop
ment and prosperity of the city at
The ordinance as first introduced
contemplated the establishment and
maintenance of extensive yards in the
city of Ocala, furnishing facilities for
the erection of repair shops, and mak making
ing making Ocala, by reason of such facili facilities,
ties, facilities, the initial point for the starting
and terminus of trains, as conditions
In a recent edition of the Star
there was an article signed "Cum
min and Goin under a flaming head
line, "Corporation Has Failed to Keep
Its Contract," in which reference is
made to an old ordinance passed in
1904, which related solely to the re
moval of the old depot from its pres
ent location to an immediate adjacent
location. When this ordinance was
nnssed there was no other idea in
view; but when the question was tak
en up for action, it was made perfect
ly apparent to every reasonable and
sensible person that a mere removal
of the old depot to an adjacent site
would not furnish adequate facilities
either to the railroad company or the
shipping public, and the railroad com company
pany company thereupon indicated its desire
and willingness to enlarge, and make
reasonably adequate, its facilities at
Ocala, and announced its readiness to
purchase any and all properties that
might be essential for the enlarge
ment of such facilities, and the con
struction of a commodious brick
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OCA-LA EVENING STAR, Thursday, march e, ltis.
OCALA EVENING STAR
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J. II. Benjamin, Editor.
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TIIK CITY OF OCALA
THE ATLANTIC COAST LINE
The Star gives much of Its space to
day to an article of Mr. IL A. Burford,
division counsel for the Atlantic Coast
Line, advocating the railroad's propo
sitlon to close several of the streets
of Ocala In order, so he says, that the
railroad may erect a larger freight d-
pot and make other Improvements.
Mr. Burford is one of the leading
men In his profession in the state. It
is by no means to his discredit, it is
entirely his duty, that he makes the
best argument possible for his client.
It Is his misfortune and not his fault
that he makes such a faulty argument.
II. I arsrulne on the wronc side. If
he spoke for the city of Ocala instead
of for the Atlantic Coast Line, he
could make an argument that would
be Imnreenable. As Mr. Burford is on
the wrong side of the question, the ed
itor of the Star, who has not a hun-
dredeth of Mr. Burford'a legal lore, and
would be proud if he had a just claim
to half as much intellect, sees no trou
ble in tearing Mr. Burford's argument
into doll rags.
Thru Mr. Burford's article runs the
inference, supported in some places by
almost direct allegation, that the Star
has a grudge against the Coast Line
and seeks to arxmse public prejudice
It would be quite as just for the Star
to say that Mr. Burford is trying to
sell the rights of his fellow citizens to
the corporation. We shall not do so
for we respect Mr. Burford's position
as a counsel, as well as his character
as a man, and we hope that in future
argument he will respect the position
of a newspaper that stands up for the
rights of the people without any pay
except their approval.
It will be observed that Mr. Burford
does not explain, let alone defend, the
action of a high official of the A. C. L.
who some years ago told the members
of the city council, in the presence of
several citizens, that they could either
accept his terms as to closing the
streets, or take just such service as
the railroad chose to give them. He
does not say why ordinance after or ordinance
dinance ordinance to that effect has been gum gumshoed
shoed gumshoed to council after council, giving
everybody acquainted with the matter
the impression that the railroad was
waiting for a council that It could
dupe or bully or buy. This idea did
not originate with the Star. It was
expressed by members of the council
and by other well-informed citizens
many times before the Star referred
to it. Mr. Burford says the members
of this and preceding councils know
absolutely that this charge Is without
foundation. Mr. Burford evidently
didn't consult all the members he re refers,
fers, refers, to, or perhaps some of them
didn't want to hurt his feelings, but
the way their committee reported the
ordinance "without recommendation,"
and then let It lay under table, might
have spoken to him louder than words.
Mr. Burford Is "entirely satisfied
from the standpoint of a citizen of
Ocala, interested In its progress and
development, that it would Inflict no
injury whatever upon any individual
property owner, and would redound
greatly to the development and pros prosperity
perity prosperity of the city at large."
Mr. Burford lives in a fine, large
residence on Fort King avenue, almost
a mile from any railroad. If he was
one of the less fortunate citizens whose
window panes are daily dimmed by the
moke of the engines, he would view
the matter In another light.
Mr. Burford explains the failure of
the railroad to keep its promise made
in 1904 to move Its present depot out
of Osceola avenue in consideration of
the council allowing it to close South
Fourth street by saying it was "made
perfectly apparent to every reasonable
and sensible person that a mere re removal
moval removal of the old depot to an adjacent
site would not furnish adequate facili facilities
ties facilities either to the railroad company or
th shipping public."
The Star doesn't think Mr. Burford
can produce any reasonable and sensi sensible
ble sensible person outside of the railroad em employ
ploy employ who was ever consulted about the
Once upon a time, a man made a
contract, and found when the time
came for him to fulfill It that he could
only do so at considerable loss to him himself,
self, himself, which said loss, he not having the
resources of a great railroad corpora corporation,
tion, corporation, meant a heavy financial burden
to him." And he went to Mr. Burford
and showed him the circumstances,
and asked him If he could not without
wrong to the other party, and in jus justice
tice justice to himself, obtain some alteration
of the terms. And Mr. Burford replied,
"A contract is a contract," and the
man took heed to Mr. Burford, and
carried out his contract, tho it cost
him many a hard-earned dollar to do
Its a lawyer's business to show an
ordinary individual that he cannot
break a contract, and to advise a
wealthy corporation how It can; so we
must not blame Mr. Burford for his
The railroad company, composed of
reasonable and sensible men, and able
to employ the most competent of en engineers,
gineers, engineers, made a contract with the city
of Ocala, nine years ago, in considera consideration
tion consideration of the use of a little-used street
to remove its depot out of a much need needed
ed needed avenue. The railroad has had the
use of the street for over eight years.
The city has not yet the use of its
avenue. "A contract is a contract,"
Mr. Burford. Your railroad has broken
Its contract If it won't keep Is word
in regard to a little matter, what right
has It to ask the city to believe it in a
There is little use In Mr Burford
telling any reasonable and sensible
man that the A. C. L. could not have
used its own land for Its depot as
well as the site it has used since it
bought the property. As a matter of
fact, the railroad did for several years
keep its freight office in the old box
factory on the corner of South Third,
and the only reason why it didn't build
as good or a better warehouse adjoin adjoining
ing adjoining it, according to Its promise when
it secured the use of South Fourth
street, was because it was looking
ahead for another- grab, and thought
It could in the meantime disregard its
promise with Impunity.
The editor of the Star is not a civil
engineer, but it does not need any
greater engineering talent than that
possessed by any boy in the eighth
grade of the high school to see that
It is perfectly practicable for the rail railroad
road railroad company to remove its yard jlo
Its property south of South Elghl.i
street without closing any streets, a:ll
by running two, or at the most, foCr
tracks, close to each other, across
South Eighth street. The people Hir
ing in that section don't want the yard
where it is; it is inconvenient and
dangerous, and hurts the value of their
holdings as residence property. If the
yard Increases in size, the adjacent
property will soon be of little use ex
cept for factories, which factories the
A. C. L., In company with its esteemed
brother pirate, the S. A. L., does its
best to keep out of Ocala by extortion extortionate
ate extortionate freight rates.
Begging Mr. Burford'3 pardon, but
the "physical reasons" which would
Drevent South Fourth street from ex
isting except "on a map or a diagram"
do not exist outside of- nis argument.
Twenty years ago. South Fourth street
was in considerable use. With a lit
tle improvement, it could be made
an important tnorougmare, ana me
time is comine when the city will
need it. All of us who have traveled
can recall to mind many streets whose
"physical conditions" are much more
difficult than those of South Fourth,
and yet they are lined with houses and
crowded with travcL Mr. Burford for-
trets that the editor of the Star has
been a citizen of Ocala for twenty
years and has lived and worked In a
few squares of the disputed territory
all that time, is much more familiar
with its physical conditions than Mr.
Burford. He hasn't appealed to "pub
lic passion and prejudice" about the
street, nor ever asserted it was a
"great public thoroughfare." He has
said the street has been used, and it
could be used again, that it would be
a useful street and that the railroad
company has no right to it without
oavlns for it. Mr. Burford should
stick to the record.
So it is with South Sixth and South
Seventh. They have been used, and
they can be used, and the people need
their use, and the railroad company
without any contract or ordinance
whatever has virtually closed them to
public use. It isn't necessary to argue
Anybody can go and see.
Mr. Burford has neither right nor
reason to say that the Star is trying
to create public sentiment against the
A. C. L. because it is inconvenienced by
the railroad tracks passing by its
building. The Star has never consid
ered the location of the railroad from
the north end to South Third street an
inconvenience to itself or to the pub
lie. It favored the city allowing the
Plant System to put down the side
track from South Second to Oklawaha
about fifteen years ago. It has always
said the present location or the pas
senger station was a convenience to
the public. It said about two years
ago that it would not be either right
or expedient to require the railroad to
tear up its tracks thru town, and Mr.
Burford should remember it, for the
editor personally consulted him on the
matter, 'a short time later, the Star
opposed a movement in the city council
to make the road remove its extra
track from South Second to Oklawaha,
saying that the said track was more
of a convenience to the public than to
the railroad. And only a few days
ago it said that if the railroad would
act fairly in other matters, the city
should allow it to double-track Os Osceola
ceola Osceola avenue. Why has Mr. Burford,
in trying to create the impress'on that
the Star is trying to fan popular preju
dice against the railroad, ignore these
The Star has' been called a railroad
organ because it advocated the rights
of the A. C. L. when It thought they
were being Infringed to the public
wrong. It Is now being accused of
demagogism because it speaks for the
people. The Star doesn't care a dern.
It will say what it pleases, or keep
silent. It never talks very loud for a
big corporation, because a corporation
is big enough to fight Its own battles.
It will speak for the people when it
can, because the people, though mighty
in the aggregate are weak and negli negligent
gent negligent individually, which fact the cor corporation
poration corporation never fails to take advantage
What reason have the people of
Ocala, Mr. Burford. to believe that the
Atlantic Coast Line will carry out any
of its promises as long as that of 1904
remains so flagrantly broken?
Do you, as a citizen of Ocala, apart
from your legal duties, think that our
little city, which must exercise the ut utmost
most utmost thrift to make both ends meet,
should surrender without any pay a
foot of its streets to a big corporation,
which could buy every foot of land in
our limits and not miss the money?
iias me Atlantic uoast Line ever
given Ocala anything? Doesn't it make
the people pay a good price for every everything
thing everything it gives them? Do not the peo people
ple people of Ocala need money as much as
its stockholders? Wouldn't they make
the people of Ocala pay for any part
of their property they gave up?
Haven't you in your article misquot misquoted
ed misquoted the Star, and are you willing to go
to its files to prove that you have not?
The Star's position is simply this: It
thinks that the Atlantic Coast Line
would do better for itself as well as
the city if It moved its yard to its
property south of Soutn Eighth street.
The railroad as well as the city will be
much better off if all the space now
occupied by its yard between South
Third and South Eighth Is given up to
residences. The little added distance
for hauling goods would be of very
little account as compared with the
Immense improvement that would be
made by moving the yards away from
the school and resident section in the
south of towm
A competent civil engineer, who has
lived here about as long as Mr. Bur Burford.
ford. Burford. Informs the Star that there are
no great physical obstacles to any of
these proposed changes.
The railroad might locate its freight
depot on its own property between
South Fifth and South Sixth, and
move its yard south of South Eighth.
It would not need more than four
tracks alongside the freight ware warehouse.
house. warehouse. We have seen ome in much
larger cities that had not so many.
If the railroad will do this, the city
should allow it to double-track Osceola
avenue from end to end. It could then
straighten its line 'clear thru town,
and -remove the curve it has around
the Eichelberger property. Xow, this
isn't the Star's idea. It was earnestly
advocateVi;y a very competent rail railroad
road railroad maiWentirely familiar with the
ground, a few years ago And any one
ca"i see it would look better and be
If the railroad is allowed to keep Its
yard where it is. its next aggression
will be to close South Eighth street.
South Fifth is worse than closed now.
There are half a dozen tracks across
it, and no one can pass except with
And last, but not least, the city
should not fdve one foot of one street
to the Atlantic Coast Line or any other
corporation, unless the i corporation
pays for it IN ADVANCE. Ishutting up
South Fourth street, and&hen break breaking
ing breaking its promise shows that the A. C. L.
cannot be trusted any further than a
man can sling an elephant by the taiL
Mr. J. II. Hall, who lived on the An Anthony
thony Anthony road, three miles north of Ocala,
died last night and was buried in the
5ld cemetery this afternoon. Rev. W.
1L Coleman officiated. Mr. E. C. Smith
hajT charge of the arrangements.
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large cuowd out in the north
Everybody Enjoyed the SpIeMdid Din
ner and tbe LotN Went Like
A big crowd gathered at the site of :
the auction sale of lots m North Ocala
at 10:30 o clock this morning, where
the Partridge-Neville Company had
charge of the big sale for Messrs.
Woodrow and Seymour.
The first lots sold vere on the three
sides, east, west and north of the new
brick store of Messrs. Chambliss & Co.,
at the north end of Magnolia street.
Mr. R. C. Muncaster bought the fir&t
two lots, paying ?395 for them. They
front on Magnolia street and are on
the A. C. L. right of way, making ex
cellent warehouse, store and wholesale
business sites. The next two lots ad-
Joining these, but tapering off to a
wedge, were bought by Mr. Heron
Todd for $155.
West of the store building three
lots were sold, fronting on the Ken Ken-drick
drick Ken-drick hard road. These, went one to
Mr. Ft. C. Williams for $115 and two to
Mr. W. B. Coggins of Weirsdale for
From there the crowd moved over
to the residence addition, further to
the northwest, where the sale was con continued
tinued continued and the big barbecue dinner
was prepared and ready to serve a lit little
tle little after 12 o'clock.
The crowd in attendance on the sale
was a fairly good one, and at dinner
time was greatly augmented by peo people
ple people who came to buy as well as to en enjoy
joy enjoy the fine dinner. Perry Edwards
and his wife had been at work over
the roasting pits all night and all fore forenoon,
noon, forenoon, getting the great feast in readi readiness
ness readiness and4 it was certainly a credit to
There were over 500 people fed at
the barbecue dinner and it was great greatly
ly greatly enjoyed. There was a great abund abundance
ance abundance of roast pig, lamb and beef and
pickles, bread and coffee were served
to all. The Leesburg band, the same
one that accompanied the auction at
Woodmar, supplied music.
In the residence add'tion of Wood
row and Seymour the first corner lot
was sold to Mr. R. C. Muncaster for
$145 and the one next to it for $90.
This concluded the sale before dinner
and the reporter did not get any of the
results of the after dinner sale in
time for publication today.
Many spectators went out to enjoy
the novel occasion and the perfect day
in the open air..
HEX T. ROGERS
Mr. Ben T. Rogers dropped dead
early this morning at his home at
Zuber of heart failure. Mr. Rogers
was fifty-four years of age. His body
was prepared for shipment to East Eastman,
man, Eastman, Ga., by Mclver & MacKay.
XOTICE TO CONTESTANTS
..All cake, bread and salad dressing
exhibited at the demonstration fair
will be returned to the owners as soon
as the fair is over.
Ad. O. K. Teapot Grocery.
Nyal's Corn Remover actually re removes.
moves. removes. 25c. at both Gerig's Drug
An elegant line of rings, bracelets
and pins at Burnett's. Ad.
Italian Grand Opera
The Royal Italian Grand Opera Com Company
pany Company gave a fine performance to a
good- sized audience at the Temple
last night. It certainly is a splendid
company and had in It some of the
most superb singers ever heard on the
Ocala stage. The company left this
morning for Tampa, where It will play
a two weeks engagement. The people
of Tampa certainly have one musical
treat coming to them.
The Man, the Girl and the Game
The Times-Union says of this fine
play, which will "be at the Temple this
"That good old story of Jane, as
variously embellished and twisted
around and used in stock and road
work, with and without change of title
or character names, has often been
seen in Jacksonville, and last night it
was here again and It went all right.
Into the farce, which in this particular
has some leanings toward Madame
Sherry, have been introduced a dozen
pretty musical numbers and everybody
sings, some time or other. Billy Clif Clifford
ford Clifford and his brother have a number of
songs, and Miss Collins and Miss Wel Welter
ter Welter both "vocalize" several times, with
and without chorus effects. The chorus,
by the way, is lively, well dressed and
sings brightly, The Rose of Killarney
and Hands Up being among the ad admired
mired admired numbers. The story is merrily
told and the music comes in with and
without excuse, and keeps the ball
rolling. Pretty costumes, sweet voices,
good scenery and a- stage manager
that keeps everything on the jump
combine to make the audience laugh
and applaud right through to the end."
The Metropolis also speaks highly of
the play, which certainly pleased
Jacksonville audiences very much.
Parade hjr the Ideal
The pretty little Ideal theater with
its usual progressive and up-to-date
spirit, used a novel manner for adver advertising
tising advertising their feature, the Lion Tamer's
Revenge, at their theater last night.
An imitation lion's cage was built on
a wagon covered with bunting, signs,
etc., and a real lion roar was heard as
they paraded the streets yesterday. The
horses were also gaily decorated a la
circus. The show was exceptionally
good and was witnessed by a large au
dience, notwithstanding the strong op opposition
position opposition in town. Tonight's program
promises to be equally as good with
very fine subjects
THE HOME TALEXT TROUPE
Following is a part of the cast in
Fi-FI, which will be given at the Tem Temple
ple Temple for the benefit of the hospital Fri Friday
day Friday evening. We hope to give the full
Fi-Fi Miss Downs.
Ronnie Miss Stovall.
Fairy Mrs. Carney Mimms.
Loosey Miss Alice Bullock.
Ink Spot Miss Lois Ellis.
Doll's Head Mrs. M. Eagleton.
Talking Doll Mrs. Violet Powers.
Bo-Peep Miss M. Porter.
Jap Doll Miss Mary Burford.
Captain Barnacle Charles Woodrow.
Lieut. Tin Heart C. L Anderson.
Prince Lolly Pop A. E. Gerig.
Man in the Moon J. J. Gerig.
Paper Dolls, Fairies, Jumping Jacks,
CACKLE: vjauK-LE: CACKLE: Yes
the hens are all cackling when fed
Conkey's Laying Tonic. It sure does
bring the eggs. For sale by Ocala
Seed Store. 10-25 tues&fri
From Courthouse Only a Few Feet From the
Hall Hotel Adjoining Methodist Church Property.
?m i m n in
J. F. JENKINS,
Office and Warehouse on S. A. L. and A. C. L. Tracks
PUBUC BUILDINGS AND LARGE CONTRACTS A SPECIALTY
BUT NO JOB TOO SMALL TO MERIT OUR BEST ATTENTION
Telephone 389 - - - Ocala, Florida
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Scene from the Man the Girl and the Game, at
Partly cloudy, southwest wind.
Minimum, 55 degrees.
Maximum, 73 degrees.
'Average, 57 degrees.
Fair tonight and Friday, colder to tonight
night tonight with frost north portion.
FROM SILVER SPRING'S
Next Sunday, March 9th, the Silver
Springs Company will operate an ex excursion
cursion excursion for both ladies and gentlemen
on the yacht City of Ocala, down the
river about sixty miles, and will serve
an elegant dinner on" the boat. The
price of the round trip ticket, includ including
ing including dinner, will be $1.50, and tickets
may he had at the Strauss Cafe. The
boat will leave the springs after the
arrival of the Ocala Northern train
VELVET BEAN SEED
One thousand bushels of velvet bean
seed, crop of 1912, for sale by Jno. T.
Lewis, Oklawaha. Fla. First 500 bush bushels
els bushels $2.25 per bushel, f. o. b. Oklawaha,
Gentlemen, have your suits, hats
and neckties dry cleaned by one who
knows how. J. S. Cromer, phone
Offered Uiier lie
RfFWIflf n W
X VI I L! w jl J U J U J U
G. K. WILLIAMS,
The Musical Fantasy
"FI-FI of the TOY SHOPS"
- "The Production Beautiful"
Temple Theater, Friday, March 7th.
Good Comedy, Tuneful Music, Fantastic Dancers
Reserved Seats on Sate at Cccrt Pharmacy
Tuesday, March 6th. after 9: a. m.
Young Frying Sized Chickens, in Limited Quantity
35 Cents Per Pound
Dressed Extra Fine and I W ant You to Try Them
CHOICE BEEF, PORK, AND MUTTON, CELERY, OYSTERS, ETC.
First Class Service Assured and will Appreciate your trade
Phone 108 VV. C MARSH, City Market
E. M. WILLIAMS
. .Sim W. T
the Temple this Evcninn
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OCALA EVENING STAR, thursdat, march a, iis.
"Tiie Ideal Flan"
After having a Savings
Bank for several months I
ideal way to save money.
not tempted to spend foolishly.
really need it. It is earni
terest is added to the prin
not have to worry about losing
The bank is accommodating and on several occasions
has given me some excellent advice. I have saved more
in a few months than in all the rest of my life.
Many of my friends 'hive
any one asks me the best way to save, I say,
TOE WAY TO SAVE HAVE AN ACCOUNT WITH
F. E. McCLANE, M. D.
SPECIALIST IN CHRONIC DISEASES
Dr. M'CLANE MEDICAL SURGICAL
AMD ELECTRICAL INSTITUTE
OCALA, FLOP DA.
PHONES Office, No. 333. Dr. McClane's Residence, No. 407.
Office Suite 1 to 7, Holder Block, Southwest Corner Public Square.
i-V1"1'-'.':,' :-sJ r' y 1 frit
Ian If lis From Sun to Sun,
ftaaifs Work is Never Done
At one time this was true, but the
labor savins n.ich!nery that men use
today makes it unnecessary for them
to work from sun to san; and they ac accomplish
complish accomplish a great deal more a great
There Is still a bigger difference in
the change of the w man's work who
uses modern cooking utensils, such as
is found in our storj. Not only can
her work be done quicker, but more
pleasantly and easier, to say nothing
Wmim HARDWARE CdD
OCAIA LUMBER & SUPPLY CO.
Jobbers and Dealers in Everything in
Building Material, Including the Following:
Upson Board and Beaver Board.
MILL WORK.. OF ALL KINDS
No Order loo Large or fione ioo Small for Prompt Attention
Yards, Warehouses, Mill and Business
Otlices on S. A. L., A. C. L and Ocala
PHONE 223 OCALA, FLA.
11 a liary
Account at The Commercial
am convinced I have struck the
I deposit every pay day. I am
I can have my money if I
4 per cent, interest. The in-
each three months. I do
either interest or principal.
started savings accounts If
of the difference in the results of her
For some purposes you want tin tinware,
ware, tinware, for others, granite ware; again
coj pt-r and enameled ware or wooden
ware. We have every article you
vunt :nid the way you want it.
Taking Into consideration the small
expense of a properly equipped kitch kitchen,
en, kitchen, the amount of time you spend In
it, and how much de ends upon your
cooking, you can well afford to have
the proper utensils for the work.
Undertaker Smith, ptiones 10 an J 94.
Masons meet tonight.
Moose meet thi evening.
Beck's hard water soap, ten cents
per cake. Court Pharmacy. Adv.
Icy-Hot bottlea at the Court Pharm Pharmacy.
acy. Pharmacy. Ad.
Clocks of all klnfls and at all prices.
A. E. Burnett. Ad.
SIX ROOM COTTAGE FOR RENT
Apply to Mrs. R. D. Fuller. 1-5
Pickard's fine hand-painted china at
Burnett, the Jeweler's. Ad.
Sheriff Galloway has purchased a
five-passenger Buick automobile.
Whit Clorer Flour is better. Ask
Mr. Jno. T. Lewis of Oklawaha was
in the city today.
L)ST Confederate cross of honor.
Finder please return to Star office and
receive reward. 3-4-6td
Beck's hard water soap, ten cents
per cake. Court Pharmacy. Adv.
Stop coughing by using Cherry Bark
Cough Syrup. Sold only at the Rexall
Rev. W. H. Coleman will preach at
Lowell next Sunday afternoon at 3
o'clock. "Everybody welcome.
Miss Ernie Hinton was taken to the
hospital last night for treatment. All
the other patients are doing welL
The farnoun "quartette from IIIko IIIko-letto
letto IIIko-letto Id xheet form and on Victor re record
cord record for wale by A. M. Lannford. ltd
Toadies, have your dresses. gloves
and plumes dry cleaned by J. S. Crom Cromer,
er, Cromer, phone 451. 3-6-tf
Are you going to take a bath? Then
sto to the Court Pharmacy and get a
bar of Beck's hard water soap, only
ten cents per cake. Adv.
Never lost! When your umbrella Is
neatly lettered for 25 cents by the
Dodge Sign Co., original sign writers.
Same old stand. 2-26
Shoe polish. We nave anything you
need for shoes in stock at the Court
Beck's hard water soap, ten cents
per cake. Court Pharmacy. Adv.
"Chamberlain's Cough Remedy lias
won its great reputation and extensive
sale by its remarkable cures of
coughs, colds and croup. It can be de
pended upon. Try it. Sold by all
Mr. I. L. Peyser, contractor and ad advance
vance advance agent of the Nat Reiss Shows,
will Join his wife in .Ocala today and
proceed to Lakeland, where he will
leave the company and start out for
himself. Mr. Peyser is well liked by
both the management and the people
of this troupe and they regret very
much to lose him and his wife.
I want to borrow $2500. Security
gilt edge. Address, Box 444, Ocala,
Fla. 2-17-5td ltw
Are you troubles witn roaches? Then
iry a oox oi Magic iiooaoo roacn pow powder
der powder at the Court Pharmacy. Adv.
FOR RIJNT Four rooms arranged
for light housekeeping at 130 South
Fifth fftreet. 3-3-6td
Pearl tooth brushes are said at
Gerig's Drug Stores at 25c. and guar guaranteed.
anteed. guaranteed. Ad.
Edison phonographs auu nearly two
thousand records to select from at A.
E. Burnett's. Ad.
Solid and filled chains, th best for
the money, and guaranteed as repre represented.
sented. represented. A. E. Burnett Ad.
Check a bilious half-sick feeling be before
fore before it gets serious. A dose of HER HER-BINE
BINE HER-BINE is the remedy. It restores en energy,
ergy, energy, appetite and cheerful spirits.
Price 50c. Sold by all druggists. Ad.
WANTED IN OCALA Manager for
the branch office of the Provident
Homes Association. Thi is a desirable
and remunerative position for the right
man. For particulars address Provi Provident
dent Provident Homes Asssociatlon, Tampa, Fla.
Adv. 3td 6 7 8
Many sufferers from rheumatism
have been surprised snd delighted with
the prompt relief afforded by applying
Chamberlain's Liniment. Not one case
of rheumatism In ten requires any in internal
ternal internal treatment whatever. This lini liniment
ment liniment is for sale by all dealers. Adv.
WANTED To buy 500 to r.000 acres
of good, general farming land, close to
transportation. Owners' Realty Com Company,
pany, Company, 410 Franklin St. Tampa, Fla
Children are much more likely to
contract the contagious diseases when
they have colds. Whooping cough,
diphtheria, scarlet fever and consump consumption
tion consumption are diseases that are often con contracted
tracted contracted when the child has a cold. That
Is why all medical authorities say be beware
ware beware of colds. For the quick cure of
colds you will find nothing better than
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy. It can
always be depended upon and is pleas pleasant
ant pleasant and safe to take. For sale by all
EGGS FOR SALE
"Barred Plymouth Rock and Indian
Runner duck eggs. ?1 per setting. H.
S. Wesson, Ocala. 2-13-lm
A tight feeling In the chest accom accompanied
panied accompanied by a short, dry cough, indicates
an inflamed condition in the lungs. To
relieve it buy the dollar size BAL BALLARD'S
LARD'S BALLARD'S HOREHOUND SYRUP; you
get with each bottle a free HER HER-RICK'S
RICK'S HER-RICK'S RED PEPPER POROUS PLAS PLASTER
TER PLASTER for the chest. The syrup relaxes
the tightness and the plaster draws
out the inflammation It is an Ideal
combination for curing colds settled
in the lungs. Sold by all druggists, ad
UNITED STATES post office ana
court house, (building Ocala. Fla.
Office of custodian. Feb. 27. 1913.
Sealed proposals will be received at
this building until 2 o'clock p. m..
March 10, 1913, and then opened, for
furnishing electric current, gas, water,
ice and miscellaneous supplies, and
for removing ashes and rubbish, wash washing
ing washing towels and sprinkling streets dur during
ing during the fiscal year ending June SO,
1914. Sealed proposals will also be re
ceived until 2 o'clock p. m.. April 22,
1913, and then opened, ror fifteen tons
bituminous coal and two cords wood.
The right to reject any and all bids Is
reserved by the treasury department.
i Frank J. Huber, Custodian. 28-1-7-S
Some folks ideas of heil are born of
their desires. Some folks emasculate
the Almighty God and expurgate the
Bible of all semblance of justice. Bit
some other folks, accepting the Bible
as the revealed word and will of a
righteous and just God, believe in bell
and are fashioning their lives after
the plan of the gospel so as to avoid
the eternal consequences of their sin.
Last night nearly 1000 men and
men listened with almost breathless
attention to a rational scriptural expo exposition
sition exposition of the doctrine oS future punish punishment.
ment. punishment. People may d'ssent from the
view of the subject as it was presented
by Mr. Jones. But their quarrel will
have to be with the Bible and not with
As an evidence ol the mighty grasp
of the truth upon the audience fully
fifty men and women came forward in
the after-meeting for instruction in
the way of salvation. Before the close
of the after-service many made public
profession of their faith in Christ.
The Path of I.lfe
This morning another great crowd
that packed the Christian church heard
Mr. Jones on "The Path of Life." Many
came forward seeking that path while
hundreds expressed the. joyous exper experience
ience experience of having found it. J. B. Ley.
K. P. ItKXTZ AXD SO X J TAKE
As the result of a petition filed in the
United States court at Jacksonville by
Messrs. Knight" & Lang and D. W. Da Davis
vis Davis of this city and the Upchurch
Lumber Company of Jacksonville,
Messrs. E. P. Rentz & Sons of Ocala
and Silver Springs, were forced intJ
The proceedings were made necep-sa-ry
by the failure a week or ten daA's
ago of a big lumber firm n Atlanta,
who owed Messrs. Rentz & Sons larige
sums of money.
The court has appointed as recefi
ers for the business, Messrs. Geo
Rentz of this city and Mr. C. Brand
MeXair, of Jacksonville, of the
Nair Lumber Company of that city
The receivers are botli experienced
lumber and mill men. able financier?
and men of undoubted integrity, and
they will be able to realize the very
bet results from the administration
of the receivership, both for the cred creditors
itors creditors and for Messrs. Rentz & Sons.
Mr. E. P. Rentz, the senior member
of the firm was interviewed today and
is not feeling at all cast down. He said
that the failure of the big Atlanta
firm which owed his company heavily
was more than he could stand, coming
on him all at once, but that with the
time the court would t give him his
company could soon get into good;
shape. He says that his assets are
more than three times as great as his
liabilities and he does not .fear but
what the business will soon be in bet better
ter better shape than ever.
The receivership does not effect the
the big mills at Fort McCoy of the
Rentz Lumber Company or the Ocala
The business of Rentz & Sons will
go on under the management of the re receivers
ceivers receivers just as it has heretofore and
there will be no difference in the op operation
eration operation of the business nor in the
personnel of those employed in the
The properties owned by Messrs. E.
P. Rentz & Sons in thiscounty are
among the most valuable holdings in
Central Florida. The assets will total
in the neighborhood of a million and
a half dollars. With splendid trans transportation
portation transportation facilities, both for logs and
for finished lumber, their big mill in
first class shape and working all the
time, and cutting from a supply of ex excellent
cellent excellent timber, sufficient to run them
for many j'ears, the active, live assets
of the company, its large income from
output, will soon retrieve its fortunes
and get onto easy street agair.
The Messrs. Rentz have many warm
friends in Ocala and in many other
parts of-thetMfce, who have only sym
pathy for them 'ti their temporary,
trouble and the offers of assistan
and expressions or sympathy harve
been many. Mr. Rentz says the kind
words of his friends have made lim
feel good and their offers of assistance
have been most gratifying. That h
appreciates both, but only, needs their
good wishes, for he will manage the
financial part all right, with the I'me
to get a new grip that the courts "will
WOX'T BE HERE XEXT WEEK
Oat the Carnival Xow I Having; a Bis
The carnival had its first fair in innings
nings innings last night, and there was a big
erovd out. KTervbodv says its the
biggest ever in Ocala.
The carnival folks wanted to stay in
Ocala next week, but are compelled to
move on to fill another date.
A Liri'LK HEM OF A Pllll
The Star has had no opportunity to
give the fair being held by the Wom
an's Club in the armory the descrip
tion it deserves. We will attempt to
do it more justice tomorrow; this eve
ning we can onlj say tuat among fairs
It is a little uem.
Tie armory is filled with beautifully
arranged booths, in which the finest
gocis are most temptingly arrayed.
Entering the -door, you will find to
the left the Tetlev tea booth, under
auspices of Jake Brown, so prettily
arranged with Chinese flowers and
other appropriate belongings as to
make anyone celestial just to look at
7 Going around the hall you find the
stalls of McIver & MacKay, Lansford,
H. A. Waterman, Southern Cotton Oil
and the Ocala Grocery Co. on the west
ern side. Rheinauer & Co., Helvenston
& Pasteur and Marcus Frank have
genuine drygoods and millinery pal
aces on what was the stage. The Ocala
Gas Company is giving demonstrations
in the northeast corner, and the hand
some booths of the Marion Hardware
Co., H. W. Tucker, the Carn-Thomas
Co., the Ocala Plumbing & Electric Co.
and Hayes & Guynn line the eastern
side. The agricultural exhibit of the
Woman's Club is on the eastArn side of
The center section is occupied bj' the
Munroe & Chambliss Bank, the Postof-
fice Drugstore, the O. K. Teapot Groc
ery, the Japanese goods display of the
Woman's Club, the -Ocala National
Rank, the Court Pharmacy, A. E. Bur
nett and Tydings & Co.
It is a pretty and useful display, and
the ladies in charge could charm a
bird out of a tree. : Every patriotic
Ocalan should go to see it.
V. M. SOCIETY
The Woman's Missionary Socfety of
the Methodist church will hold Its reg
ular business meeting tomorrow aft
ernoon at 3 o'clock at the Methodist
Beck's hard water soap, ten cents
per cake. Court Pharmacy. Adv.
Sir-LtKiurr IIote of Card ( lab
Ten members of te Married Ladies'
Card Club met thi afternoon with
Mrs. B. N. Looneyjf for their weekly
play, and invited jo be with them
were ten friends qff the hostess, mak making
ing making five tables of Congenial players to
enjoy the hours devoted to the game
li--Trrgr "'anJ'Iovely liv i n g room in
which the tables were placed was
heavily perfumed with the odor from
many gorgeous roses in" which were
intermingled sprays of orange blos blossoms,
soms, blossoms, sending out their delicate frag frag-range.
range. frag-range. To the ones making top scores
an exquisite hand-painted cup and
saucer and a pretty silver deposit per perfume
fume perfume bottle were given.
When the games were completed
Mrs. Looney served her guests to de delicious
licious delicious chicken salad, olives, nut
bread sandwiches, cheese straws,
strawberry cream, imperial cake and
Playing were the following mem members:
bers: members: Mrs. E. L. Carney. Mrs. Edward
Holder. Mrs. D. W. Davis, Mrs. W. S.
Bullock. Mrs. J. D. Robertson, Mrs. M.
Fishel, Mrs. S. T. Sistrunk. Mrs. W. W.
Harriss, Miss Jennie Hohenberg and
with them were the following guests:
Mrs. M. G. Chambers. Mrs. A. E. Gerig,
Mrs. Charles Lloyd, Mrs. G. S. Scott,
Mrs. H. F. Watt, Mrs. B. AV. Minims,
Mrs. Carney Mimms, Mrs. Jake. Gerig,
Mrs. Robert Adams and Mrs. J. Car Car-stens.
stens. Car-stens. WedneMlay'n Golf Meet
The special attraction at the regular
weekly playk-rc of the ladies of the
Country Clul) testerday was the con contest
test contest for the handsome cup put up by
an attractive visitor, M'.-ss Therese
Nurney, who isthe guest of her cousin,
Mrs. Jack C
J Quite a fey of tie ladies entered the
ontest and when' final scores were
announced ft was found that Mrs.
Charles Llcftd and Miss Minnie Gams Gams-by
by Gams-by had tied the former making a gross
score of rift H"-1 the latter a
gross score of 56 and 48 net. The tie
will be njaye d n,fffta, another -day.
ter the games the players and a
few friends met at the pretty club
house and enjoyed a social half-hour
over tlit- tea cups. Misses Bess'e Mac Mac-Kay
Kay Mac-Kay and Janet AVeathers being hos hostesses
tesses hostesses for the afternoon. Miss Weath Weathers
ers Weathers was unable to be present on ac account
count account of rehearsals for "Fi-Fi" and
Miss MacKay was assisted in pouring
the tea and serving sandw'ches and
cookies by Miss Nurney and Mrs.
Mrs. Gay Livingston has undergone
an operation for appendicitis at the
DeSoto Hospital, Jacksonville, and is
At a parents' and teachers' club
meeting held in Tarpon Springs Fri Friday
day Friday for the purpose of awakening the
general public to its responsibilities
and opportunities in the way of local
education, Mr. Harry Shaw, an Ocala
High School honor graduate, now
principal of the Tarpon school, was
appointed chairman of a committee to
arrange for a rally day to which will
be invited many prominent educators.
Mr. Gilbert Your.glove. well known
in Ocala, has sold out his haberdashery
in Gainesville and from now on will
devote his time to his moving picture
Teague of Lady Lake
friends in the city yes-
Rev. Charles Frederick Benjamin of
Alexandria Bay, N. Y.. has Joined his
wife at the home of her uncle and
aunt. Mr. and Mrs. J. H. McClymonds.
Rev. Benjamin was in Washington for
K Mrs. K. II.
Mote came up from Lees-
burg lo&a-rvh visit her sister, Mrs.
William Hc!W Mrs. Mote is the only
honorary meiper of the Woman's Club
and the demonstration fair given un under
der under its auspices is the occas'on of her
Dr. and Mrs. W. H. Richardson who
have been visiting their daughter,
Mrs. J. A. Bouvier, for a week, have
returned to their home at Evinston.
Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Tut tie. Miss Tuttle
and Miss Ruby Tuttle are in Ocala for
a visit, having come from their home
in Naugateele. Ct. Mr. Tuttle is pres
ident of the Southern Phosphate De
velopment Company, whose offices are
here. His son. Mr. D. S. Tutt!e. ha?
been in the office here for several
Mr. Edmund Turnley and Mr. White
Hall Morrison, of Nashville. Tenn., will
arrive Sunday, evening and will be the
rru ests of Mrs. W. H. Gray. Moody
Heights, for a week. They will then
go to Lake Weir and visit friends there
before returning home. Mr. Turnley
is a brother of Miss Evelina Turnley,
who has been spending a part of the
winter with Mrs. Gr?y. Mrs. Gray is
3 cans Van Camp's soip - .25c
Mince Meat ------
M Sunbeam shrimp .
lb w Soda...
2 cans small flat Salmon 35c
" fall Salmon..
" Argo large Salmon
Ocean Gem tall
HOTEL ASTDR COFFEE
40 cts. per Pound
STEEL CUT COFFEE
40 cts. per Pound
The Value oS
Too many people look down on small beginnings.
They think they will open a savings account when
they get a hundred dollars. We have seen a good
many more really substantial savings accounts de developed
veloped developed from a start of one dollar and a determina determination.
tion. determination. We like these small beginnings, They show
the true saving spirit. Open that account to-day.
OCALA-' NATIONAL -BANK
CAPITAL, FULL. PAID IX fT5,8.
H. D. STOKES. Cashiftr.
EDWARDS, Prs. CLARENCE CAMP. VIc Fr.
Agent for a dozen of the best Fire Insurance Companies In the
country. Thoroughly competent to care for your insurance business.
I Will be Pleased to Care for Your Business in Any of These Lines.
F. W. DITTO Phone 285 OCALA, FLA.
i. a K ft M W MMr
ONE FOR EACH DAY AT THE WOMAN'S CLUB FAIR
Tfiiirs., Fri. and Sat., at the Armory
CONTEST No. 1 CAKE BAKING
Only plain cake will te accepted. Ice them If you like. The only
reMtrletion tm that you mut uae SNOWDRIFT In the place of butler.
First Prize. Three 10-lb. tins SNOWDRIFT.
Second Prize. Two 10-lb. tins SNOWDRIFT.
Third Prize. One 10-lb tin SNOWDRIFT.
CONTEST No. 2 MAYONNAISE DRESSING
The only reMtrletion l that you must uae WESSON SNOWDRIFT OIL
iu the place of Olive OH.
First Prize. Fifteen quart tins WESSON SNOWDRIFT OIL.
Second Prize. Ten quart tins WESSON SNOWDRIFT OIL.
Third Prize. Five quart tins WESSON SNOWDRIFT OIL.'
CONTEST No. 3 BREAD CAKING
Gootl old home-made bread la what we want, and one loaf will be
cnoiuh. The only restriction are that you must ue MARVEL
KM) I'll. AVE have this In ten-cent package for thoe who are not
iifi uB MARVEL. FLOUR at present.
First Prize. Four 24-lb. sacks MARVEL FLOUR.
Second Prize. Three 24-pound sacks MARVEL FLOUR.
Third Prize. Two 20-pound sacks MARVEL FLOUR.
!cok at (he ( iiauce You Have of Winning a Prize
Make up your mind that you are going to win one of
them, and get to work in earnest. We have receipt
books for you for the asking. They tell you how to
bake Cake with snowdrift, how to make Mayonnaise
with wesson oil and to make Bread with marvel flour.
u.I.-o expecting as hrr guest. Miss
Sarah Herbert, who will come down
from Orange Lake next week. Tampa
Dr. and Mrs. T. K. Slaughter and
two interesting children of Levon were
in town today.
Mr. C C. Sims returned to Tampa
toSajiaftt-r a shori :.iness and pleas pleasure
ure pleasure trij. to Ocal.-'.
Mrs. K. Van Hood is entertaining her
cousin, Airs. -M. rr. mil oi u asningion,
Ga., whom she had not seen since she
was five yers qjld. Mrs. Hill is a sis
ter of Se:jfttor Tillman of South Caro
lina. Her"5ta will not be long this
time, but lr.i.Hood hopes to have her
return for a longer visit.
I' ""a ri ,. f A A nJ C A-n atrlava
.4lM'S X" 11 lit. .UdUUVA O.IJV1
Woods have returned from a pleasant
trip to Tampa.
Mrs. J. H. Dunn returned today from
St. Petersburg. She was accompanied
by her mother, Mrs. Burba.
Mrs.' Sidney Maddox oi St. Peters
burg is visiting her friends in this city
Mrs. Guy M. Eaton and her hand handsome
some handsome little son are in town today from
Mrs. Maurice Strauss, who has been
visiting relatives 'n Cincinnati, for
several months, returned home last
Mrs. C. C. Fraser" and daughter, Miss
Mary, of Komoko, after a pleasant
visit to their Ocala relatives, have re returned
turned returned home.
Mr. and Mrs. TL G. Rivers are home
from Clearwater. Mr. Rivers is much
improved in health, and will be able to
take personal charge of his handsome
little store in the Harrington corner.
V. OF C.
The C. of C. will meet with Miss An Annie
nie Annie Pope Eagleton at the residence of
Mr. Ed Parr at 3:30 tomorrow after afternoon.
noon. afternoon. All members are urged to be
present as business of great import importance
ance importance will be transacted.
Town property, improved and un unimproved,
improved, unimproved, for sale. Real proflt proflt-brinsing
brinsing proflt-brinsing investments.
Orange Groves .Jetaoi etoal shrd
Small Farms, Timber Tracts, Or Orange
ange Orange Groves or almost anything you
wish, on terms to suit.
We have houses for rent or will
take charge of property and collect
the rent, keep up repairs and pay
COAST LINE'S PROPOSITION
WILL BK COXSIDEHKD
Tblw Evening's Meetln of th
Council, to Which All Cltlceaa
Notice is hereby given that the city
council will meet at council chambers
Thursday, 7:30 p. m., for the purpose
of considering the matter of granting
to the A. C. L. Railroad Company cer
tain rights, franchises and privileges
on and over parts of certaia streets in
the city of Ocala, and closing and dis discontinuing
continuing discontinuing a portion of certain streets
crossing Osceola street south of South
The council will be glad to have any
citizens present who feel an interest in
the matter and express their opinion
on the subject. H. C. Sistrunk.
This March 5. 1913 City Clerk.
Friday and Saturday, special price of
15c per dozen for oranges and tan tangerines
gerines tangerines at Ballard's stand. See Dodge
about it. 3-6-3t
DOGS TAKEN t'P
On the 6th of February two pointer
dogs came to my place, seven miles
out on the Ocala and Tampa hard
road. The owner can have same by
paying for this advertisement and for
the keep of the dogs and giving a full
description of same. Address, G. T.
Leak, Ocala, Fla. 3-7-6twky
All residents of the city who desire
to have garbage removed should tele-
phbne, or otherwise notify. City Clerk
Sistrunk. If they do so, their request
will be attended to the next morning.
If not sooner.
Twin Indian motorcycle. Just new,
fully equipped and in first class con condition
dition condition at an extra good bargain for
cash. See G. Morgan at II. W. Tucker's
plumbing shop, or write P. O. Box.
Call phone No. 28 ror your quick
delivery service when In need of drugs,
prescriptions or toilet articles. Adv.
OCJLLA VLSISa bf All, THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 1S1X.
fly Salves Can't Cure Eczema
Since the old-fashioned theory of cur curing
ing curing eczema through the blood has been
given up by scientists, many different
ealves have been tried for skin diseases.
But it Has been found that these salves
only clog the pores and cannot penetrate
to the Inner skin below the epidermis
where the eczema germs are lodged.
This the quality of penetrating
probably explains the tremendous suc success
cess success of the well known liquid eczema
remedy, oil of wintergreen, thymol, gly glycerine,
cerine, glycerine, etc.. as compounded in D.D.D.
We nave sold other remedies for skin
troubles but none that tve can recom recommend
mend recommend as highly as this for we know that
D.D.D. stops the itch at once. We just
want you to give D.D.D. a. trial. That will
be enough to prove it.
Of course all other druggists have
D.D.D. Prescription go to them it you
can't come to u.s but don't accept some
big profit substitute.
But if yon come to our t tore, tt are
so certain of what D.r.T. will do for you
that we offer you a fu':l vize btt on
this guarantee: Tf you 'lo rot f rd that
it takes away 11 fu'. O.Cti it
costs you not a on
THE POSTOFFICE DRUGSTORE
II 1 1 L
(Continued from First Page)
Order a China Dinner or Breakfast
Set with your Initial on same.
Happy the girl, or woman, who has never suffered from
any of the diseases of womanhood! Or, if she has been a
sufferer, happy is she if she has learned of the wonderful
benefits of Cardui, the woman's tonic!
Cardui is a gentle, tonic remedy, for women's ailments.
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freight depot, making the same
fully and completely adequate,
according to the conditions as they
then existed, and providing for the
facilities that may be rendered neces necessary
sary necessary by enlargement and growth in
the future. While the city council
took no action as a body, the various
members thereof announced their wil willingness
lingness willingness to pass any reasonable ordi ordinance
nance ordinance as to the closing of streets and
otherwise, where it did not seriously
interfere with the public interests, so
as to permit the enlargement of such
facilities upon the scale as then con contemplated.
templated. contemplated. I have not a particle of
doubt that if an ordinance had then
been introduced providing for such
enlarged facilities within the limits
of the scheme contemplated it would
have been readily passed by the city
council, but any man of ordinary com
mon sense and reason would know-
that the passage of such an ordinance
at that time would have rendered It
impossible for the railroad company
to have acquired the necessary prop property
erty property in the immediate vicinity without
the payment of extortionate and tor tortuous
tuous tortuous prices. Believing that there
would be no objection to the passage
of any reasonable ordinance along
the lines contemplated the railroad
company quietly purchased practical
ly all of the lots and property between
Osceola street and Main street, run
ning east and west, and from South
Third street to the city limits on the
south. At the time of the purchase o
this property between Eighth street
and South Third street, it was cover
ed by a net-work of negro houses, and
the prices as paid by the railroad
company were largely in excess of the
actual or real value of the property
at the time it was purchased. The
railroad company went along in per
feet good faith and removed every ne
gro cabin and house from the proper
ty referred to, and actually paid for
the property so acquired between $10,
000 and $11,000, with the view of mak
ing improvements as originally con
templated. Notwithstanding this
fact, some critics have the hardihood
to say that the railroad company is
simply indulging in the "hold up'
proposition. If these critics were to
spend between $10,000 and $11,000 in
perfect good faith to accomplish cer certain
tain certain results, which would harm no
particular individual, and would re
dound ultimately to the great benefit
of the public at large, I feel that they
would insist that such a criticism is
absolutely without foundation or jus
In an editorial In the Evening Star,
the statement is made that it is whol
ly unnecessary to close Sixth and
Seventh streets in order to furnish
facilities to the railroad company and
the general public, as the company it
self has already acquired a tract o
land south of fcaghth street, upon
which the contemplated improve
ments could be made. I presume that
the writer of the editorial is. not
civil engineer, for, if he were, it would
have been perfectly apparent to him,
as it is to every unprejudiced individ
ual, that it is a physical impossibility
for the railroad tracks to reach the
property south of Eighth street with without
out without absolutely closing every street
from South Thiru street to the proper
ty referred to, the grade of the Eichel-
berger property being so high that
the present engineering science has
not yet developed the fact that a train
could be operated on the surface to
reach th:"s property, and it is perfectly
evident that in order to reach it such
excavations would have to be made
as to. ren.ler every intervening street
.Unfortunately the original design
contemplated that the Eichelberger
property, which the company acquired
at great expense, would be included
in the improved facilities, and it was
purchased especially for that purpose,
but the committee of the city council,
to whom the original ordinance wTas
referred, objected to this for the rea
son that it involved the absolute clos
ing of all streets from South Third
street to the city limits.
In passing, I respectfully ask the
editor of the Star to explain how the
Eichelberger property could be reach
ed for depot terminal and yard facili
ties without the closing of all streets
from South Third onward to the city
limits. This very feature necessarily
compelled the abandonment of the or
iginal plans, and from that day to this
the railroad company has been en
deavoring in the utmost good faith to
have the city council of Ocala pass
any reasonable ordinance that will ad
mit of any enlargement of the present
facilities, and the construction of a
commodious brick depot building.
The present, or last ordinance, en
tirely abandons the original design,
and only seeks to make available de depot
pot depot accommodations and shipping fa
cilities, without any reference to re relay
lay relay stations or shops.
In the article published in Monday's
Star reference is made to the clos closing
ing closing of Fourth street, where it crosse
the railroad property, and seeks to
j arouse public indignation on account
of this great concession, and the do doing
ing doing of nothing in response thereto. If
the writer of that article, whoever he
may be, will go to the scene, he will
ascertain that Fourth street at this
point existed, and could only exist, on
a map or diagram. That if there had
never been a railroad located in the
vicinity, the alleged closed portions
of Fourth street could not, by reason
of physical conditions, ever have been
utilized by the general public as a
thoroughfare. If the writer were ac
quainted with the conditions prior to
the passage of the ordinance referred!
to, and those subsequent thereto, he
would ascertain that there has not
been a particle of change in the ex existing
isting existing status of affairs from the time
the ordinance was passed until now.
le seeks to appeal to public passion
and prejudice by making the impres impression
sion impression that Fourth, street, closed by the
ordinance in 1904 was a valuable
thoroughfare of the city of Ocala, and
that the railroad company had taken
advantage of such an ordinance by
blocking and closing this great public
thoroughfare, when in truth and in
fact Fourth street remains today pre precisely
cisely precisely as it was when the ordinance
was passed, and the fact remains that
if there were no railroad within one
hundred miles of Ocala that portion
of the platted Fourth street referred
to in the ordinance of 1904 would not
have been and could not be used by
the general public.
The present proposed ordinance
provides for the closing of Fourth,
Sixth and Seventh streets, leaving
open Fifth and Eighth streets. Any
citizen at all interested in the mat
ter, by visiting the premises, will as
certain that neither of these streets
had ever been opened up for a public
thoroughfare, and that neither of
them are needed for public use ; he
will further ascertain the fact that
practically all the property between
Main and Osceola streets has been ac acquired
quired acquired by the railroad company for
the purposes of these improvements,
and that no private individual will suf
fer a particle of harm, but, on the
contrary, every individual owning
property within the vieinity of the
contemplated improvements will be
greatly benefited thereby.
Something has been said, either edi
torially or otherwise, regarding the
city's right to close or abandon
streets, and I deem it unnecessary to
enter into any argument on this ques
tion further than to cite section 1023
of the general statutes of Florida
which, after citing general powers of
the city or town, includes among such
citations, the following: "And the said
city or town council shall have the
power and authority to alter, widen,
fill in, grade, pave, or discontinue any
public park, street, avenue alley, high
way, or any other way." If such right,
power and authority did not exist,
then any property owner who may
plat off his lots within the limits of
the city of Ocala could compel the
city to keep up and maintain the
streets between such lots. When the
city exercises its right and authority
to discontinue a part of any street,
it may not deprive the property own owner,
er, owner, injuriously affected, of his right
oi action against tne individual or
corporation who may block such
street. This has been looked after,
as explained in the early, part of this
article, by the absolute purchase o
the property on each side of the
streets proposed to be closed by the
ordinance in question; and, regardless
of the opinion that may have been
rendered and given by the learned at
torneys, T assert it as a legal propo proposition,
sition, proposition, under the laws of this state,
that the owners of lots dti each Ide of
any used or. platted street owns the
title to the center of the street, sub
ject alone to the public easement.
In closing Fourth, Sixth and Sev
enth streets, between Osceola strett
and Main street the city council would
be only closing platted streets unused
by the general public, with the rail
road company owning the title to the
center of each street, and the only
thing that the city may be giving is
a mere declaration upon its part that
it will not keep up and maintain, as
a public thoroughfare, these platted
streets within the limits mentioned
When the Atlantic Coast Line ac
quired the properties, privileges and
franchises of the Florida Southern
Railroad Company, it acquired them
as those properties at present exist,
and so far as my connection with the
A. C. L. Railroad Company as an at attorney
torney attorney may be concerned, I openly de declare
clare declare that my Interest as a citizen of
Ocala is superior, and that in the en
tire handling of this complex matter
I have attempted, so far as I was able
to accomplish it, to have the railroad
company make any and every reason
able concession, and in the ordinance
as last introduced this feature has
had a prominent influence. Personal Personally,
ly, Personally, I cannot conceive of a greater ben
efit that would result to the city of
Ocala, and its property generally,
than the passage of this ordinance,
doing no damage whatsoever to the
general public and doing no damage
to any individual property owner, the
railroad company itself having, at
great expense, purchased the proper
ty on each side of the streets propos
ed to be closed, which streets have
never heretofore been In use as pub
It is easy for critics, and those who
may have personal grievances against
the A. C. L. R. R. Co. to engage in vil
ification, vituperation and abuse. I
have attempted in this article to avoid
this line of argument, but I cannot re
frain from saying that if those who
are writing under nom de plume, and
those who are proposing to pay ad advertising
vertising advertising rates for publications of a
vituperative and antagonistic charac
ter will reveal their names to the gen general
eral general public it may be made apparent
that such persons are actuated by pri private
vate private grievances rather than by any
desire to serve the public interests.
I do not mean to criticize the Even
ing Star in its editorial policy, but It
is a well known fact that the building
occupied, and, I suppose, owned by
the Evening Star, is located on Osce
ola street, and it no doubt suffers an annoyance
noyance annoyance and inconvenience by the
noise of passing trains, smoke emitted
therefrom, etc. The public, however,
will bear in mind that the Evening
Star purchased the property long aft
er the railroad company was located
and in operation, and its owners knew
of the inconvenience that it would be
subjected to when such purchase and
improvements were made. The Even Evening
ing Evening Star and others may think that by
unreasonable criticism and agitation
such, a public' sentiment can be creat
ed that the railroad company may be
constrained to remove its tracks from
Osceola street entirely, thereby, per
mitting them to reap the benefit of
the changed conditions. If any such
dea prevails, anyone entertaining
same should bear in mind that the
city of Ocala has offered every rea
sonable inducement to industrial en
terprises, and in response to such in
ducements various industrial enter
prises, adding largely to the growth
and prosperity of Ocala, have been
inaugurated and established along the
line of the A. C. L. R. R. Co, through
the city of Ocala, as at present locat
ed, and that entirely regardless of
what the railroad company might be
willing to do, these various industrial
enterprises would never consent to
the abandonment of its track through
the city of Ocala; and it is entirely
unreasonable for anyone to advance
an argument based upon that theory
In writing this I wish it distinctly
understood that it is in my personal
capacity as a citizen of Ocala, some somewhat
what somewhat acquainted with the existing
conditions and entirely responsible
for the form of every ordinance that
has been Introduced relating to the
extension of the A. C. L. railroad facil
ities in Ocala, and the various modi
fications made from time to time, in
order to meet every criticism and ob
jection that could be reasonably urg
I may-be in error, and some may
say I am an enemy to the city in
which I live, but my judgment is that
the improvements as contemplated
will add more generally to the pros prosperity
perity prosperity of our city than any that has
been suggested, and that such im improvements
provements improvements will not hurt or injure a
single property owner in Ocala, but,
upon the contrary, will enhance the
value of his property if it is contigu contiguous
ous contiguous to the territory mentioned, and
will, without doubt, in the mind of
any reasonable person, redound to the
great general benefit and interest of
the public at large.
In conclusion, I respectfully call at attention
tention attention to this, that so far as heard
from, there is no property owner in
the near vicinity of the contemplated
improvements who has raised one par particle
ticle particle of complaint, and the parties who
are complaining, so far as their names
have been revealed, have either an in individual
dividual individual interest to be subserved, are
misinformed, or are possessed of
some private grievance, which Is be being
ing being indulged in to the prejudice of the
There's a great deal more that I
would like to say upon this subject,
but it is apparent that the whole field
cannot be covered without trespass trespassing
ing trespassing upon the time and space of the
editor who kindly consented to pub publish
lish publish what I may write In reply to those
who have so severely criticised the
pending ordinance. I hesitated to
make any reply, for I realized that,
from a prejudiced standpoint all a
critic would have to. do, whether his
own name or that of a nom de plume
would be signed, would be to say that
this is an article by an attorney for
the railroad company.
I invite the general public to read
what I have had to say from the
standpoint of my attitude as a citizen
of the city, as much interested in its
advancement and development as any
man who sees proper to write by way
of criticism under a nom de plume or
It is an easy thing to criticise and
indulge in vilification and abuse, espe
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some grievance, either real or fancied,
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