The Ocala evening star

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The Ocala evening star
Uniform Title:
Ocala Evening Star
Alternate Title:
Evening star
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Place of Publication:
Ocala, Fla.
Ocala Fla
Porter & Harding
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Daily (except Sunday)
normalized irregular
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v. : ; 61 cm.


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Newspapers -- Ocala (Fla.) ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Marion County (Fla.) ( lcsh )
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United States -- Florida -- Marion -- Ocala
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The Ocala Banner was founded in 1883 as a successor to the Ocala Banner-Iacon, itself the product of a merger between the East Florida Banner and the Florida Iacon. In 1890, the Ocala Banner became a daily. Over the years it bore alternate titles: the Banner, the Daily Banner, and the Ocala Daily Banner. Situated in rural Marion County, the Ocala Banner covered farming, business, and civic issues in Ocala, where the Freeze of 1895 had devastated the citrus industry and paved the way for diversified agriculture and the growth of tourism. The most important of the early editors of the Ocala Banner was Frank E. Harris, a veteran of the Confederate army, who ran the paper in the 1890s. Other editors included T.W. Harris, who had published several other newspapers in Ocala, and C.L. Bittinger, who before moving to Florida had served as a commander in the Grand Army of the Republic. In 1895, the Ocala Evening Star surfaced as a rival to the Ocala Banner. Beginning in 1897, it also appeared in a weekly edition, the Ocala Weekly Star. During an address to the Ocala Rotary Club, R.N. Dosh, editor of the Evening Star in the 1920s and 1930s, recalled that the “Star first saw the light of day in the press room of the Florida Baptist Witness”, founded in 1884 as the weekly press organ of the Florida Baptist Convention, a branch of the Southern Baptist Convention. Former competitors, the Ocala Evening Star and the Ocala Banner joined in 1943 to form the Ocala Star-Banner, which remains the daily newspaper of Marion County.
Dates or Sequential Designation:
Began in 1895; ceased in 1943.
General Note:
Description based on: Vol. 1, no. 5 (June 24, 1895).
Funded by NEH in support of the National Digital Newspaper Project (NDNP), NEH Award Number: Project #00110855

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Fair and colder tonight,
freezing temperature ex extreme
treme extreme northern portion,
frost in north and cen central
tral central portions.
This morning, 57.
This afternoon, 56.
VOL. 2(5
NO. 311

Wl LI tit,

President at the While House Today
in Quietl' Celebrating His Sivty Sivty-'
' Sivty-' eurth Birthday
(Associate' Presa)
Washington, Dec. 28. The presi president
dent president celebrated his sixty-fourth birth birthday
day birthday today, receiving numerous mes messages
sages messages of congratulation. His two
daughters, Miss Margaret Wilson and
Mrs. Win. G. McAdoo, were with him
for the occasion.
A constitutional amendment to pre
vent the issuance of any
tax to
empt securities by the federal gov government,
ernment, government, stale, any county or munici municipality
pality municipality was ptoposed in the House to today
day today by Chairman McFadden of the
hanking committee.
Fire described as slight occurred on
the presidential yacht Mayflower at
the navy yard here today. The crew
and navy yard firemen extinguished
the blaze. Several reporters and pho photographers
tographers photographers were arrested by the naval
authorities, who alleged they tipped
the marine guard to allow them to
enter the plant.
It was learned later that the re reporters
porters reporters and photographers were taken
to the commandant's office, and not
to prison. They were released soon
afterwards by order of Secretary
( Associated Press)
St. Augustine, Dec. 28. The Flor Florida
ida Florida East Coast railroad announces that
100 employes in -the mechanical de department
partment department will be laid off January 1st.
(Associated Tress)
Ottawa, Dec. 28. The Canadian au authorities
thorities authorities announce they believe the
missing United States naval balloon
which left Rockaway Dec. 13th de descended
scended descended near Lake Temiskaming, 200
miles northwest of here. They declare
a careful analysis of winds and other
conditions during the flight made it
nearly a certainty. The balloon had
three officers in it.
Small Army of Prohibition Agents
Will Attack Booze Town
. Sure Enough
(Associated Press)
Chicago, Dec. 28 Forty-eight arm armed
ed armed prohibition agents are en route to today
day today to Hurley, Wis., to clear the town
of alleged bootleggers. The party has
38 warrants with instructions to
rest every man named.
Hurley, Dec. 28. Fifty prohibition
agents from Chicago surprised thirty thirty-five
five thirty-five open saloons here today, and ar arrested
rested arrested many of the proprietors. The
prohibition agents seized large quan quantities
tities quantities of liquor. They were armed but
there was no shooting.
At Monteviedo Today and Expects to
be at Buenos Aires
1 (Associated Press)
Monteviedo, Dec. 28. Secretary of
State Colby arrived today and will re remain
main remain until Friday. The secretary
faced a busy program of entertain entertainment.
ment. entertainment. Secretary Colby is due in
Buenos Aires Saturday.
(Associated Press)
Marion, Dec. 28. Senator Harding
expected today to discuss financial
matters with Senator MeCumber of
North Dakota, and foreign commerce
with Oscar Strauss.
(.Associated. Press)
Baltimore. Dec. 28. Continued im-
provement in Cardinal Gibbons' condi
tion was reported today.



lting them.


Dispatch from Tallahassee Says he
Has Withdrawn Application
for a Pardon
(Associate! Press)
Tallahassee, Dec. 28. J. J. Men Men-denhall
denhall Men-denhall has withdrawn his application
fVr pardon, it was learned today.
(St. Petersburg Independent)
John J. Mendenhall will not be
pardoned' or paroled when his case
cx-yomes Uf lor nearing beiore tne
pardoning board at its meeting this
The Independent is able to state
this on such reliable authority that
there can be little doubt about it being
a fact almost as good as accomplished.
Nothing that is in the future can be
certain, but the chances of John J.
Mendenhall getting a pardon or parole
from the present state officials are so
exceedingly remote, according to the
information that comes to the Inde Independent
pendent Independent that this paper feels safe in
making the positive statement that
the arch-murderer, convicted in Pinel Pinellas
las Pinellas county, will have to stay at the
prison farm in Raiford.
That Gov. Catts expected to pardon
Mendenhall; that is, expected to be
able to swing into line for the pardon
two other members of the pardoning
board, seems reasonably certain. It
has been generally understood that
the retiring governor had promised to
use his influence with the board to
get Mendenhall out of prison and Gov.
Catts plainly intended to keep the
But he cannot get the necessary two
members to vote with him for the
pardon or parole of Mendenhall. If
Catts votes for the pardon he will
stand alone. The other state officials
v.ho make up the pardoning board
have given their solemn promise to a
citizen from Pinellas county that they
will vote against setting Mendenhall
free. And Catts is powerless to act
alone; "he has not the full pardoning
power; he cannot act without at least
two others on the board to vote with
him to set Mendenhall free.
Lausanne, Switzerland. Dec. 9.
Persecution, financial ruin, imprison
nient and exile have come in turn to
Grand Duke Cyril, of Russia, during
the war, but he told a friend, the other
day, that a little incident occurring
in Switzerland last September was
the "most unkindest cut of all."
To while away the idle hours of his
exile in Switzerland, Grand Duke Cyril
resorted to golf. During the course of
a match with an American and a
Swiss one day on the links near this

ar-'city, the gallery which followed the

players dwindled down to a Swiss fam
ily, father, mother and numerous pro
geny. The grand duke heard one of
the children ask:
What is this game they are play
ing, father"?
my son, repneu tne old man,
"that same is a game for war pro-
lit eers."
The grand duke gave up the match
London, Dec. 10. India today is
f si cod with what is generally charac characterized
terized characterized as one of the gravest crises in
its history owing to the deep and
widespread unrest which has develop
e.l since the end of the war. While
this discontent is the product of nu
nerouse causes, in the main it is the
result of the high cost of living and
(lie consequent hard times for the pop
Rio de Janeiro, Dec. 5. (Corres
pondence of the Associated Press.)
'three thousand Germans, some unac
crmparied, other with their families
are waiting in Germany to embark for
Brazil, where they wish to settle, ac
cording to advices received by the
Brazilian ministry of agriculture from
the German emigration department.
Governors of all Brazilian states
I V l1 .1
nave neen asKeu ny tne neaa oi tne
BrazilianNimmigration service whether
1 tnev wlsh t0 accePt German colonists
,s;1'fl bear pense of transportation.
jr.spmto .anio state nas repneu mat
it i prepared to accept 1000. Other
states have not yet responded.


t's to be Hoped he, Unlike Gen. Pope,
Didn't Wear Them in
His Saddle
(Associated Press)
Paris, Dec. 28 Reports received here
declare the wound suffered by D'An D'An-nunzio
nunzio D'An-nunzio at Fiume was caused by the
ragment of a shell which fell on his
Triest, Dec. 28. Associated Press).
Confirmation of reports that D'An D'An-nunzio
nunzio D'An-nunzio was wounded at Fiume have
been received here. None of the details
were learned.
London, Dec. 28. There is reason to
relieve that Fiume has been occupied
.y regular troops, Premier Goilitti of
taly, declared at a press conference
in Rome last night, says the Central
Rome, Dec. 28 The mayor of Fiume
has asked the commander of the reg
ular Italian forces for a suspension of
hostilities, says a Fiume dispatch. It
is expected terms of surrender will be
agreed upon at a meeting today.
Washington, Dec. 27. The cattle
tick is fast being eliminated through
the work of the department of agri agriculture
culture agriculture and the co-operation of the
states. Of the fifteen states which
were tick-infested when the work of
eradication systematically began on
July 1, 1906, six of them have been
completely freed of the pest. These
states are California, Kentucky. Mis Mississippi,
sissippi, Mississippi, Missouri, South Carolina and
During the year ending Dec. 1, 1920,
more than 50,000 square miles were
freed of ticks and since the work be began
gan began in 1906, the area released has
been 510,091 square miles. That is
70 per cent of the 728,565 square miles
infested with the tick when the erad eradication
ication eradication campaign began. The area
remaining to be cleared comprises
218,474 square miles, all of wheih is
in the Southern states.
Progress of the work as announced
by the department of agriculture
shows the total area infested July 1,
1906, and the area remaining Dec. 1,
1920, with the percentage of area re
leased, by states, as follows:
Alabama: 51,279 square miles in
fested, 3252 square miles remaining;
94 per cent of infested area released.
Arkansas: 52,525 square miles in
fested; 19,362 remaining; 63 per cent
California: 79,924 square miles in
fested; completely released.
Florida: 54,861 square miles infest
ed; 47,980 remaining; 13 per cent re
Georgia: 57,438 square miles infest
ed; 15,694 remaining; 73 per cent re
Kentucky: 841 square miles infest
e; completely released.
Louisiana: 45,000 square miles in
fested; 15,490 remaining; 66 per cent
Mississippi: 46.362 square miles in
fested; completely released.
Missouri: 1386, square miles infest
ed; completely released.
North Carolina: 37,365 square miles
- B l J r e r
lmesieu; lv.vzi remaining; id per
cent released.
Oklahoma: 47,000 square miles in
fested; 4047 released; 92 per cent re
South Carolina: 30,495 square miles
infested; completely released.
WTy r w
lennessee: u,ya square miles in
fested; completely released.
Texas: 191,885 square miles infest
cd; 100,606 remaining; 48 per cent re released.
leased. released. Virginia: 13,918 square miles in infested;
fested; infested; 1686 remaining; 88 per cent
Advertising builds business.
If you trade at our place of business,
for every shoe in our entire stock that
was subject to tax has been reduced to
$10 a pair. Spot cash. No credit. No
delivery. Little's Shoe Parlor. 28-tf
WANTED Man to share crop on
farm five miles north of Ocala on
Dixie highway. W. V. Chappell,
Ocala. Fla.. Route B. 28-6t
Get the habit oi reading-the ads.


Newspapers of London Argue Against
Great Powers Increasing
Their Navies
(Associated Press)
London, Dec. 28. Calls for the Uni United
ted United States, Great Britain and Japan to
curtail naval expenditures by mutual
agreement are features by several
London newspapers today. The jour journals
nals journals express the anxiety prevailing
here since receipt of reports of the
new American naval program. This
anxiety is traced to the assumption if
the United States builds a big navy
(Great Britain must do likewise.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Rawls gave a
Christmas party last night at their,
home in honor of Miss Stanley Weisel
of Tampa, who is the guest of Miss
Alma Hall. A Christmas tree full of
comical gifts for each one present
furnished amusement for several
Paris ,Dec. 8. (Correspondence of
the Associated Press). Manufactur
ing industries are rapidly resuming
operations in the devastated district.
This is shown by a report of the of office
fice office of industrial reconstruction, which
has been investigating the restoration
of factories and workships which, be
fore tht. war, employed more tha 20
Of the 4321 establishments in which
inquiries have been made, 3392 have
resumed work in whole or in part.
A classification of the various
trades concerned shows that 88.4 per
cent of the metal works are again ac
tive; '81.5 per cent of the potteries,
stone fend brick words; 80.4 per cent
of the 'chemical industries and 70.8
per cent of the textile industries.
The relatively slow rate of progress
o fthe textitle factorits is, said by the
bureau to be due to the fact that the
looms were deliberately destroyed and
it is taking some time to replace the
delicate machinery.
These 4321 establishments employed
778,915 persons in 1914; in Novem November,
ber, November, 1920, they employed 355,852 or
45.7 per cent of their 1914 personnel.
While the factories have for the
most part been rebuilt much as they
were in 1914, the houses which shelter
the workers are mere wooVlen huts,
although brick shanties are springing
up in the districts where bricklaying
is practicable.
Thus the proportion of resumption
of activity bears no relation to the
recovery of the towns and villages,
which it will be impossible to rebuild
as formerly.
Berkeley, Calif., Dec. 27. The Uni University
versity University of California's 1920 football
ream, which is to play Ohio State at
Pasadena, Calif., on New Year's day,
is considered as probably the best col college
lege college eleven ever developed in the
During the season just closed the
blue and gold gridiron juggernaut
not only was undefeated but ran up a
season total of 482 points to its op opponents'
ponents' opponents' 14 and won the Pacific coast
conference title without apparently
exerting its full strength.
Records of many sorts were broken
ty the California team. The season
point total is the highest ever made
by any western college team and
comes close to the 500 point marK
made by Michigan's eleven of 1902.
All but one of California's games
Lhave been played o.i the team's home
field and in the one away from home,
that played at Corvallis, Oregon,
against the Oregon Agricultural Col College,
lege, College, the blue and gold team was held
to its lowest score, 17 to 7. In this
game the Berkeley men for the first
time played on a slippery, muddy field.
Tokio, Nov. 26. ( Correspondence of
the Associated Press) A new disease
resembling scarlet fever but less se severe
vere severe is attacking many people thruout
Japan. Most of the victims are chil children
dren children but adults are l.ot immuned. The
symptoms are a high temperature,
fohuwed by a sore throat and finally
an eruption like that of scarlet fever.
The doctors have named this illness
"the fourth disease."


Ocala Rotary Club, at Its Weekly
Meeting Today, Extends to the
President-Elect a Cordial
In itation
At its regular weekly meeting toi
of the Rotary Club, the matter
President-elect Harding's visit
Florida was mentioned, and the club
unanimously decided to invite Mr.
Harding to come to Ocala and see Sil Silver
ver Silver Springs. If he accepts the invi invitation,
tation, invitation, he will be tivated like one of
the neighbors.
It has been the custom for years,
in the elementary department of the
Methodist Sunday school, to observe
(.hristmas in a suitable manner. Mr.
L. W. Duval, the superintendent, al always
ways always allows the committee funds fof
children's entertainment.
As the automobile and airship have
tv.ken the place of the dusty sandal,
horse and buggy, so this committee
composed of the officers and teachers
of the elementary department wanted
something different. After much
planning the progressive Christma
tree idea was thought to be a good
one.. This would brighten the entire
There seemed to be a magic touch j
somewhere, for the bright young as assistant
sistant assistant secretary, II. M. Baxter,
caught the enthusiasm at once and
eagerly set to work to "fix" the tree.
Mr. Tompkins furnished i big truck,
and the tree was placed in the center
of the truck. The tree was decorated
and lighted with many small electric
lights. Around the tree were seated
many happy children, with Mr. II. B.
Baxter driving and Mrs. G. W. Mar Martin
tin Martin to see that no child could fall out.
Cars followed filled with happy sing singers.
ers. singers. Several parts of town were
brightened by their coming.
The first stop was made at the "home
of the faithful secretary of the
school, who has been ill for some time.
Another stop was made at the camp camping
ing camping ground, where the campers came
out to the street to applaud and wish
us a merry Christmas, after listening
attentively to the Christmas carols.
Other places were visited and the
beautiful carols floated out into the
night to cheer Uie patients at the hos hospital
pital hospital and other invalids and shut-ins,
who otherwise might have missed
something of the Christmas spirit.
Boxes of fruit were provided for a
few who needed comfort. Then the
joyous children returned to the
church, where the committee had pre prepared
pared prepared a lovely party. Assisted by a
number of older children and grown
ft Iks, a merry heur was spent there
around a beautiful Christmas tree
with refreshment and good cheer for
all. This took place on Christmas
Madrid, Dec. 9. Correspondence of
Associated Press). The poor of this
city have been greatly di -tressed by
an order of the government against
the operations of illegal pawnbrokers.
Thousands of the workers rely upon
pawnshops to tide them over a period
of unemployment. Heretofore, they
have had recourse to the Mont de
Piete, the official pawnshop, which was
established to loan small amounts to
the needy poor at a low rate of inter interest
est interest on security of pledged articles.
Now, however, it has been turned
into a haven of refuge for extragant
folk who pawn their jewels at high
jates of interest.
The poorer people were thus driven
away and compelled to resort to num num-eious
eious num-eious small shops where they could
1 orrow under the pretense of selling
their valuables but with the tacit un understanding
derstanding understanding that the shopkeeper would
allow thorn to redeem their goods at
a heavy rate of interest.
The minister of the interior has
stopped this by issuing a royal order
forbidding such transactions. In con consequence,
sequence, consequence, the poor people are unable
to recover their goods from the shop shopkeepers.
keepers. shopkeepers. Public-spirited Spaniards are
tamng steps to induce tne trovern trovern-rnent
rnent trovern-rnent to restore the Monte de Piete to
it- original purpose and make it cater
t the noor.
Successful business men are good
users of printer's ink.


s Believed the Astute American'
Can Have Railroads Returned
to Their Owners
(Associated Press)
Mexico City, Dec. 28. The newspa newspapers
pers newspapers are giving much publicity to the
expected arrival this week of William
G. McAdoo, said to be representing
the stockholders of the Mexican Na National
tional National railway. Some assert that Mr.
McAdoo will play an important part
in the contemplated return of the rail railroad
road railroad by the government to its original
(Associated Press)
Atlanta, Dec. 27. Rebert W. Mat Mat-tcx,
tcx, Mat-tcx, president of the Georgia division
of the American Cotton Association,
shot himself last night at Newnan,
Ga. Mattox's suicide is believed to
have been due to despondency over his
wife's death and worry over business
(Associated Press)
Lansing, Mich., Dec. 28. Fire de destroyed
stroyed destroyed the Pruden office building here
today. The loss is estimated at more
than half a million.
Large Surety Companies are Taking
Measures to Protect Their
Clients in New York
(.Associated Tress)
New Y'ork. Dec. 27. Hold-ups in
the financial district of this city which
last year were were of costly fre frequence,
quence, frequence, are reported by surety' com companies
panies companies to be decreasing. Thii is part partly
ly partly because brokers have hired ex ex-policemen
policemen ex-policemen and firemen to convoy run runners
ners runners and messengers carrying valua valuable
ble valuable securities much as soldier-laden
transports were protected by destroy
ers in war days. Also it is attributed :
to unrelenting prosecution of dishon-
est employes and messengers by sure surety
ty surety concerns which bore heavy losses
during the orgy of robberies and em embezzlements.
bezzlements. embezzlements. In assigning these reasons ferthe
fewer hold-ups, William A. Griffin,
vice president of the National Surety
Company, said his concern and similar
ones had spent several hundred thou thousand
sand thousand dollars in ferreting out and pros prosecuting
ecuting prosecuting men connected with the dis dishonest
honest dishonest practices.
At police headquarters it was said
the ;rvices of retiring patrolmen and
firemen have been at a premium since
the surety companies advised brokers
to hire them. Several hundred of
these ex-service men have been em employed
ployed employed in the financial district.
Some of the former patrolmen and
firemen are used as guards and watch watchmen
men watchmen inside offices of financial concerns
and others accompany messengers.
Usually two of them precede the mes messenger
senger messenger and two follow behind as they
go from banker' to broker' carrying
bonds, stocks and other securities.
Financial or commercial concerns
which are using this method of guard guarding
ing guarding their property while in transit
through the streets declare that it is
a vast improvement over the employ employment
ment employment as messengers of unreliable
youths about whom they know noth
ing. Some of these young men have
proved to be in conspiracy with gangs
cf hold-up men and have notified them
of the opportunity to stage a robbery
that would yield a big haul.
Germans Induce Execution of Edith
Cavell to be Kept Out of
Cuban Pictures
( Associated Press)
Havana, Dec. 28. The German min-'
is-ter to Cuba has protested against
the showing of moving picture films
portraying the execution of Edith
Cavell by Germans in Brussels. The
state department sent ain unofficial
communication to the theater manager
v.ho later announced the film would
rot be shown.
'J 6 pairs men's work shoes, Goodyear
velt, former price $7.50, now S6.50.
Little's Shoe Parlor. 28-tf
Salt and fresh water fish, oysters,
hrimp, etc., at City FISH Marktt,
9 Ft. King Ave., ihone 158. 27-tf


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The dispatches say that President
elect Harding will come to Florida
next week, to spend the time before'
his inauguration in this state. Pre Presumably,
sumably, Presumably, Mr. Harding does not want
to travel around very much. Probably
he will seek one of the big resorts and
pass his time there resting and con consulting
sulting consulting with his friends.
But it is not unlikely that Mr. Hard Harding
ing Harding will want to see some of the main
objects of interest, and if he does he
can find nothing more attractive to his
attention than Silver Springs and the
It seems to the Star that Ocala and
Marion county people would be only
sustaining their reputation for old old-fashioned
fashioned old-fashioned hospitality if they would in invite
vite invite Mr. and Mrs. Harding to pay
them a visit, so they might show
them the wonder of the world we have
in Silver Springs, the limpid beauty
of Silver river and the darker fasci fascination
nation fascination of the Oklawaha. If he accept
ed the invitation, the trip should of
course be made at the expense of the
people of the county, and we have no
doubt they would raise the fund need needed
ed needed with alacrity and pleasure.
The Star has criticised many of Mr.
Harding's utterances during the cam campaign,
paign, campaign, and will likely criticise some
acts of his coming administration.
However, we had the belief years ago
that he was a good man and a good
senator, and our belief and interest in
him began in this wise:
Some years ago, before America
went into the war, a gentleman who
had been a citizen of Ocala twenty
years or more, passed away. He left
.his widow their little home and his
pension, for he had served in the
Union army during the war. The
widow would have been well able to
meet all her obligations, but her hus husband's
band's husband's death had caused some confus confusion
ion confusion in the payment of the pension, and
for a while it was stopped. She placed
the claim in the hands of a pension
lawyer in Washington, but like most
of his tribe he let the matter dally,
and so it was held up for weeks, until
the old lady became not only distress distressed
ed distressed but in danger of want.
The matter came to the attention
of the editor of the Star, who knowing
a good deal about the way pension
claims were delayed, decided to see if
he couldn't take a short cut to the
conclusion of the affair. He knew the
old veteran had served in an Ohio
regiment and that Warren G. Hard Harding
ing Harding was senator from Ohio. So he
wrote a brief letter to Senator Hard Harding,
ing, Harding, telling him of the trouble the old
soldier's widow was in, and when he
mailed it he doubted that he would
ever hear from it again. But it was
only five or six days after that he re received
ceived received a brief note from Senator Hard Harding,
ing, Harding, telling him to forward the papers
to him at once, and it was not more
than two weeks later when the widow
received a good portion of her pension
money with the information that she
would have no more trouble on that
Right then, the Star decided that
Warren G. Harding was a good man
to tie to, and while it prefered another
man for president it is nevertheless
confident that Mr. Harding is going
to give us a good American adminis administration.
tration. administration. Ocala, we believe, would be glad to

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have Mr. Harding as its guest, and
we suggest that our citizens make an
effort to induce him to come to see us.

A few days ago, in one of its lec lectures
tures lectures to the .Star, the Tampa Tribune
censured us for standing up for the
institutions of higher learning while
running down the common schools.
This is another instance of the Trib's
careless reading. We haven't been
running Mown tne common schools
we nave oniv boon Kicking at tneir
treat cost to the taxpayers in propor proportion
tion proportion to the results achieved. We con
sider the common schools the basis of
education, and think that without
them there would be no use of higher
schools. In this state, however, the
state university and colleges are much
more carefully managed than the
common schools. If our entire state
school system was as careful and ef efficient
ficient efficient as the board of control, the
cost of the common schools would be
lessened and their efficiency increased.
Mrs. J. R. Herndon and her two
daughters, sorrowing over the death
of their dearly loved protector, have
the sincere sympathy of the many in
Ocala who formed the warmest friend
ship for the family during the pleas
ant years it lived here. Mr. Herndon
was not only a friend of the Star
he was its helper fn many good works,
pnd personally we esteemed and relied
upon him.
Our representatives, Messrs. Mayo
and Hunter, will go to Tallahassee
next week, to see the can tied to the
Catts' tail and Gov. Hardee inaugurat
How can Florida become the sugar
bowl of the nation if illicit distillers
use all of the syrup in making alleged
liouor ? Times-Union.
Speak for Duval; we have lots of
good syrup in Marion.
The death of such a good and use useful
ful useful man as Rev. J. R. Herndon, the
result of the criminal carelessness of
an almost worthless human, is a sad
comment on the safeguards that civili
zation throws around the people that
it needs most.
Oftentimes we think we understand
a man or woman when we have only
dressed him or her up in our own
Have your old mirrors re-silvered
We do it promptly and at reasonable
prices. All work guaranteed. Ocala
Mirror Plating Works, Walter Yonge
proprietor. Phone 504. 17-tf
Marion-Dunn Lodge No. 19, P. & A
M., meets on the first and third
Thursday evenings of each month a
7:30 o'clock until further notice.
A. L. Lucas, W. M.
Jake Brown, Secretary.
OCALA LODGE No. 286, B. P. O. E.
Ocala Lodge No. 286, Benevolent
and Protective Order of Elks, meets
the second and fourth Tuesday eve evenings
nings evenings of each month. Visiting breth brethren
ren brethren always welcome. Lodge rooms
upstairs over Troxler's and the Book
Shop, 113 Main street.
C. Y. Miller. E. R.
Regular conventions 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, Secretary.
Tulula Lodge No. 22, I. O. O. F.,
meets every Tuesday evening at the
Odd Fellows hall at the corner of
Fort King Ave. and Osceola street. A
warm welcome always extended to
isiting brothersf
J. D. McCaskill. N. G.
II. R. Luffman. Secretary.
Ocala Lodge No. 19. Conventions
held every Monday evening at 7:30
o'clock at the castle hall, over the G.
C. Greene Co. drugstore. A cordial
welcome to visiting brothers.
J. W. Akin, C. C.
Chas. K. Sage, K. of R. & S.
Raising the Family-

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(Ocala Banner)
In Tpferrlnv tr :i ri'-.iitirnl rnnrri'i'?.-.
that was staged as one of the nrinci-
pal attractions at the Ocala
Tropical Exposition in 1800 between
Col. Bob Davis, now editor of the
Gainesville Sun, and Col. Bob Rogei'.-,
now postmaster of Ocala, this r-.p( v
fell into an error in savinir that Col.
R'.gers as the "blushing bride," re pre-1
sented the populist party.
Col. Rogers at the time was presi-
uent oi tne rarmers Alliance, ana, as
the bride, represented that orgairi za zation.
tion. zation. while Col. Davis represented the
democratic organization.
Political parties in the stat- re-
more evenly divided tnan at the pres present
ent present time, so the event was hailed as a
?.udable and significent affair. It was
made a great state occasion and was
witnessed by a large concourse of peo
ple and congratulations and good
wishes were showered upon the con contracting
tracting contracting parties, as politically speak
ing, it was looked upon as a harbinger
of better times.
It was not until two years after
wards that the Farmers' Alliance was
merged into the populist party.
Governor Frank Fleming, in his
Memoirs of Florida, page :;.Qu says:
"A state organization of the peo
ple's party, commonly known as popu
lists, growing out of the Fanners' Al Alliance
liance Alliance movement, which had been
strong in the state, was made in Ocala
on Febraury 8th, 1802, and subse subsequently
quently subsequently put in nomination state and
national tickets."
It was to prevent just such an out outcome
come outcome that the marriage between the
e'emocratic party and the Fanners'
Alliance was staged and was hailed
with so much delight.
Col. Rogers says that he never vot voted
ed voted any other than the democratic
ticket in all his life and is to lie com commended
mended commended for his course and this paper
takes pleasure in correcting the error
and in making the amende honorable.
A Letter from Col. Rogers
Ocala, Fla., Dec. 18, 1020.
Editor Banner: In the last issue of
your paper, 17th inst., you say in com commenting
menting commenting on a complimentary item of
myself in the Gainesville Sun, as fol follows:
lows: follows: "Which reminds us that once on a
great public occasion the pair were
married, Col. Bob Davis representing
the democratic party, acted the part
of the groom and Col. Rob Roger
representing the populist party, acted
the role of the blushing bride."
In the above paragraph you either
intentionally or by failing memory
misrepresented me and I very kindly
and respectfully ask that you make
the correction by giving this space as
conspicuous as you did the other.
At the meeting you refer to I was
president of the State Farmers' Alli Alliance
ance Alliance and represented that organiza
tion and not the populist party. I
never have knowingly voted a popu populist
list populist ticket and never belonged to nor
represented that party.
All this is a matter of small import
but as I near the foot of the hill in
life's journey, I would like to keep the the-record
record the-record straight politically.
The populist party was not known
in Florida until in the campaign of
1892 and the great public gathering
you refer to was at a congressional
convention prior to the campaign of
that year and held in Ocala.
Very kindly, R. F. Roerers.
The annual meeting of the stock
holders of the Marion Hardware Com
pany will be held at the office of the
company in Ocala, Florida, on the
eleventh day of January, 1921, at
seven-thirty p. m., for the election of
officers for the ensuing year, and the
ttansaction of such business as may
properly come before the meeting.
J. M. Thomas, j
Secretary and Treasurer, i
December 27, 1920. 2-4t
Don't fail to visit the Guarantee
Clothing & Shoe Company. Every-' (
thing we sell is guaranteed. WVre :"
fighting for QUALITY' not prices, tf
unipieie line oi scnooi supplies ai
ways on hand at Tydings & Co.
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in the
United States Navy
THERE Is a certain warship skip skipper
per skipper who calls attention to the
spreading gray about his temples. Not
that he Is proud of this mark of age,
but because It runs no further than
his ears. "My gray hairs stop," he ex
plains, "because I always know Just
when to stop worrying."
His friends, however, "have one on I
him." Twas the submarine bell that I
got the placid skipper's goat
This gadget as we say In the navy,
meaning thingumbob Is a device for ;
transmitting sound signals under wa-i
ter I.nnv H crVitchtrsi enrh oc Vnn. I

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tucket have a heavy bell suspended ; The Inspector supervised the installa installa-.i
.i installa-.i ... hpr mlchtv enclnes. Ills re-

ueeu in m w rer. i v nn Hiiinini nr
device a clapper strikes at regular In-;
tervals. Each bell along the coast has j
its characteristic Interval and number
of strokes.
All large ships and men-of-war' are
fltti'd with receivers for capturing the'
sound waves set up under water by j
t!i-i' bells. In the outer bottom is a
small bux tilled with water uml con-,
taining a very sensitive diaphragm
uhi-'h ibrntes in tune with the bell.
Through telephonic connection one
.fnay catch the signals from the bridge
r any other part of the ship.
Since the receivers are on each side
sound comes most distinctly when the
bell is nearly on the beam. From four
to five miles Is the average limit of
One thick March morning our self self-contained
contained self-contained friend was approaching New
York. Though he was well off-shore
the soupy fog made him anxious about
his landfall. Putting his submarine j
telephone to his ear he suddenly heard
the clear note of a bell. "That's queer,"
h exclaimed, "We oughn't to be any anywhere
where anywhere near the lightship yet."
ne swung tne nattiesnip aDoux in.
rr1r tr find wVitfh tion1?nc Mnttofl
....... ....
out the sound. In this way he could
obtain an approximate bearing of the
Rut the bell kept on. It played reg-!
ular chimes, Increasing and decreas-;
ing. To the consternation of the skip- i
per he was unable to determine either
the distance, direction, or character of
the crazy thing. "Can it be some new ;
kind of enemy Infernal machine?" he ;
He became frantic He cursed the
navigator, the llehtshlD. th fficer-of-

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the-deck; and then all ships and bells
and officers. In a final paroxysm of
anxiety he sent someone to Investigate
his receiving box In the double bot bottoms.
toms. bottoms. Which disclosed a single happy
whistling busy bluejacket, chipping
paint. And every time the sailor struck
the bulkhead his signal carried direct
to the perplexed bridge gang.
N EXPLORER will return to the
drear loneliness of the wilder
ness. A convict free will find himself
strangely longing for the bittorness of
captivity. So strong Is the hold en environment
vironment environment can take on the soul of a
On a ship in the flet served a good
seagoing chief pigineer. But he had
been at sea tec !n2. Ele was growing
: stale. So he asked for shore duty,
' lie was transferred to a huge steel
! mill where government contracts were
; filled. For two years he was to hear
, the hum of lathe and scraper instead
of the pound and the wheeze of his
own engines. Instead of the intermit intermittent
tent intermittent roar of the turreted guns he was
to be half-deafened by the more steady
belching of gigantic blast furnaces.
Ills title was Naval Inspector of Ma Machinery.
chinery. Machinery. A superdreadnaught was launched.
sponsibility Increased up to the day of
her trials.
On this day a board of inspection
and survey came down In full regalia
to hold official tests of the new war
baby. The Inspector met the big bugs
In proper form, but he didn't look
Perhaps It was the sheaf of papers
and records he produced that filled him
full of gloom. For instance there were
the weight tables for parts and fittings
and auxiliaries and full boilers as well
as empty ones; it may have been his
long monotonous report comparing the
finished product to the original spec!
The machinery Inspector was gray
and weary. Facts and figures had be
gun to get on his nerves. Indoor work
had stolen his tan. And when he
guided the trial board through theVr
duties in trying out the newest of cur
men-of-war he realized he'd had
enough shore duty. "Guess I'll put In
for the fleet again," he declared. "I
don't seem to do so well here."
lie was wrong. Few inspectors be
fore him had been his equal. The truth
wag the old ol(3 trutn: 1Ie wag home
.. ...
sick ror tne neave or a piaieu aecK,
the swish of oily bilges, aad a sait
; breath out 0f the starboard hatch.
So "slave of the sea'
name after alL
Is the right
As It Seems to Be.
"What does the critic say about the
"He says it's a good, clean, whole
some little play and ought to be sup
"Oh, dear, let's go somewhere
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P. 0. BOX 606
I have taken up about thirty head
of hogs in my fields. Owner may re
cover same by paying damages, feed
and advertising charges.
27-4t-mon John A. Manly,
Route A, Ocala, Fla.
There will be a meeting of the
aiumni of the Ocala high school next
Tuesday night at 7:30 o'clock at th
Board of Trade room. 23-5t
We wish to announce to our friends
and the general public that on and
after this date we will not be with
the firm of George MacKay & Com
pany, formerly Mclver & MacKay. It
has been rumored that we are going
to leave Ocala. We want to state
that we are not going to leave. W
will be located for the present at No.
217 West Broadway. We are going
to carry one of the best and most com
plete lines of funeral goods ever car carried
ried carried in this section. Also will buy.
sell, repair and re-finish furniture,
mattresses renovated and made tq.
order; upholstering of all kinds and
picture framing. If our services are
r.eded call phones 305 or 431.
25-tf By C. V. Roberta.
Mr. L. M. Rhodes, chairman of tha
Florida Marketing Bureau, will be in
the county next week, and will ad address
dress address the people of the county on the
interests of the agriculturalists. Mr.
Rhodes will speak as follows:
At Key Pond, Tuesday evening.
At Buck Pond, Thursday evening.
At Flemington, Friday evening.
In Ocala, at the courthouse, Satur Saturday
day Saturday at 2 p. m. dtf
Mr. G. B. Overton is now our
funeral director and embalmer. Night
phone 51C, day phone 47.
George MacKay & Company.
Meet me at the American Cafe,
Union Station, Ocala, for a regular
dinner family style. Best dinner ia
the state for 75c. Eat and drink all
you want. Time for dinner 11 a. m. to
2:30 p. m. Owned and operated by
Americans. tf
Stanley "FERROSTAT" is non non-b'eakable
b'eakable non-b'eakable keens hot or cold. Quart
ai'd two-quart sizes. Tydinga & Co. tf






-It's an Uphill Pull

Bare feot nini lattcit-d fluiln-s, irtt!o to fat and le3 to wear, Buch 11 th
fate' of tlionsii inl of r-l)illr-n in Mitrsil and ertstern Kurope. These boys In
Poland ari .nly n sstnipl; of tin; :,.".( to.oxj destitute youngsters that the Euro European
pean European Relief ('ouiM il i.!:ins to ii lp through the cold days of the coming winter.
To that end Hlit gvvsil oranl.utions in Aineric-u have merged to form the
Council, the chairman of wl.wh is Ileihert Hoover. Under his leadership the
American Relief Administration, the American Red Cross, the American
Friends' Service r,mjnittee (Quakers), the Federal Council of the Churches of
Christ In America, the Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, the Knights Of
Columbus, tin- V. M. ('. A. and the. Y. v. c. A. huve decided to co-operate Jointly
to raise $3:J, :00,ouo to help the European children over the hill.

Triumphed Over Difficulties.
1 ....
tnucniiKin;' 10 mum a m!-ni mo motion
tion motion nietnre l.ili(ratir- in ;i str:nrre
and empty laiid, without machines, J
Chemicals or experts, (lemands the u.f-
nlus of a Robinson Cru-oe phis the pa patience
tience patience of an Amerie;ui business man,
says Paul Norton in Popular Mechan Mechanics
ics Mechanics Magazine. Vet a complete plant
BO built is operating now in Vladivo Vladivostok,
stok, Vladivostok, Siberia, and is doinjr a jrreat deal
to acquaint the Russians with the
works, purposes ami general charac character
ter character of unknown America. When films
are to be shown to an alien people,
the first and most vital requisite is the
translation of all titles, subtitles and
"leaders." These are parts of the
film, and the process of. making them
la Just as technical as finishing the pic pictures
tures pictures themselves. Every inscription,
therefore, has to lie lettered in Russian
on a big card, n strip of pictures taken
of It with a regular motion picture
camera, the negative developed, and
positive prints made; to cement into the
Only a Peacemaker.
In discussing the ."iOO-mile spec.; way
race and the probable winning of the
1920 classic, Mrs. Know-It-All said her
old Favorite, Harney Oldfield, had a
good chance to pull down first
A friend. Mrs. So-and-So, said she
did riot understand that Oldfield would
be a driver this year.
"Oh, yes, he is," said Mrs. Know-It-All,
"because I have read so much
about him recently, and his picture has
been In the newspapers. I saw it in
a group with all the other drivers.
Mrs. So-and-So produced the paper
and, pointing to the group picture,
aid: "See that; Oldfield is only a
peacemak er." Ind i a n a poi i s News.
Firemen Wear Overalls as Uniform
Because of the high cost of uni uniforms,
forms, uniforms, the members of the Champaign
(111.) fire department have decided
to don overalls until the price Is ro

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What's the Use?
Cortlandt Rleeeker, the New York
cluhman, said at the Ritz:
;'l have ju.-t come from a spring dis display
play display of new gowns. The gowns were
superb daring, you know, but superb.
The mannequin who wore them were
also superb lovely girls of eighteen
.! nineteen summers. Rut the women
who bought those superb, those dar dar-;iiLr
;iiLr dar-;iiLr gowns
Mr. Rleeeker made a gesture of hopp hopp-hxnes
hxnes hopp-hxnes and disgust.
"Pshaw, what's the use," he said,
"of old hens wearing chic clothes?"
He Meant Cars.
Lawrence, age nine, was scanning
an early edition of the News Monday
for Information on the progress of the
races when his mother asked him
whether anyone had been hurt yet.
,;Ves. ten have been killed so far,"
was the startling reply. "Twenty-five
en'ered the race and only fifteen are
still running!" Indianapolis News.
Her Tragedy.
"We have such a good joke on Ma
"What is it?-
"After she married that rich old cur curmudgeon
mudgeon curmudgeon the family physician told her
he was as sound as a dollar and likely
to last for the next '( years."
Early Exanple.
Midas had just seen another ham
sandwich turn to gold as his fingers
touched it.
"This profiteering," he remarked
sadly, "is something that can be car
ried entirely too far."
Pressing Question.
"Is your candidate a good man?"
"Oh, yes, he is a good man, all right,
but I am not sure he Is one of the
Wealth From Fish.
Improved fishing conditions have
made the port of Grimsby one of the
richest towns of Its size in England.


If" in
Phone 296 1


The parties who contributed to the
Christmas tree at the industrial school
would have been richly repaid if they
could have seen how greatly the re result
sult result was enjoyed by the girls and thtir
teachers Friday evening.
Several friends of the school Rev.
W. F. Creson, Mrs. E. A. 0.-:borne. Dr.
and Mrs. Watt, Misses Ruby Capple Capple-man
man Capple-man and Mabel Akins, Mrs. Meikle
and a few others were present to en enjoy
joy enjoy the little Christmas program put
on by the teachers and scholars. These
were seated in the parlor, where they
could watch the performance in the
school room, where the Christmas tree,
prettily lit with tiny candles, stood in
a corner. The tree was a big one and
well loaded.
The program was as follows:
Opening prayer: Rev. Creson.
Christmas song by the school.
Pantomime, "Silent Night": Eva
Stewart, Flora Disabb. Delila Wheeler,
Jennie Coleman, Leola Wilson, Myrtle
Hogans, Julia Menendez.
: Star drill: Augusta Holt, Lena
Disabb, Rochelle Smith, Maude Lam Lam-erson,
erson, Lam-erson, Bertha Danch, Willie Mae
jMathis, Irene Bonds, Janie Ward, Lu Lu-'cile
'cile Lu-'cile Calloway.
j Recitation, "The Two Stockings," by
jVerna Beebe.
I Pantomime, "O Little Town of
Bethlehem": Lucile Calloway, Helen
jVan Dusen, Pearle Clure, Eugenia Mil
ler, Madeline Gandy, Bertha Danch.
Recitation, "The Runaway Stock Stocking,"
ing," Stocking," by Julia Menendez.
This was carried out with a profic proficiency
iency proficiency that showed the young folks had
readily responded to the instruction
of their teachers. Miss Meikle, the
music teacher, had charge of the
musical part of the program, and was
well aided by some of her pupils.
The entertainment over, the pres presents
ents presents were distributed. There was a
plenty of these and they had been
well chosen. In addition to those
contributed by friends of the school in
Ocala and elsewhere, many of the
girls received reminders of the sea season
son season iiOm their homes. They were a
very happy group of young people as
they bade their visitors good-bye.
At the request of the school, the
Star publishes the following
Note of Thanks
We wish to thank the good people
of Ocala, also the Women's Clubs of
Jacksonville, Tampa, St. Petersburg
and Miami and the Taylor Packing Co.
of Clearwater for their splendid gifts
J to our gil ls for Christmas.
Miss Sina Kite, Superintendent.
Miss Essie McCrary, Teacher.
Peking, Nov. 15. (Correspondence
of the Associated Press.) The area
and extent of the famine situation in
China has recently been brought out
in a number of reports reaching here.
The region chiefly affected extends
east and west from the Gulf of Chihli
to Han-chinga in Shensi and north
and south from Mongolia to Shang Shang-ching
ching Shang-ching in Honan.
Forty-two years ago China was
swept by a memorable famine in which
millions of persons perished from cold
and hunger. In 1878, however, condi conditions
tions conditions were less serious than at pres present
ent present for at that time a wheat crop pre preceded
ceded preceded the drought, whereas today, due
jto two years' lack of rainfall, only
limited areas have produced even the
scantiest yields. The reports have
told how the trees of entire districts
have been stripped of their leaves for
use as food. The starving people mix
them with millet chaff, clover or
weeds, with a minimum of grain and
bake them in cakes which resemble
clay. Thousands of refugees who are
endeavoring to migrate afoot from
the famine areas are said to be living
on such "food" hoping to reach the
more fortunate cities and towns where
thtv may possibly purchase the neces
saries of life.
Extraordinary means to obtain
money for food are reported from all
sections of the five provinces. Little
children are found deserted in the
streets and many have been rescued
from the rivers into which they have
been cast by their impoverished par
ents. The sale of children is often re reported,
ported, reported, much despised girl babies be being
ing being offered for sums as low as a dol dollar.
lar. dollar. A boy of five years, whose
mother had died and whose father was
ill, was rescued from the father who
declared that if no one would feed him
he intended to "throw him into the
river." There have been suicides of en entire
tire entire families.
Reports from numerous points in
the famine area which, it is estimated,
will require $200,000,0J0 worth of the
plainest food to avert the greatest
loss of life, have been received as fol follows:
lows: follows: One thousand deaths from star starvation
vation starvation are occuring daily in the Pe Peking
king Peking district; farm and draught ani animals
mals animals in Tehchow and Siaochang, in
Shantung, have been sold by their
owners for a song because of lack of
fodder to keep them and fuel to cook
them if slaughtered; every road
northward from Changteho, in Honan,

swarms, with hunger-pinched human humanity,
ity, humanity, many of them fall exhausted out
of the weary procession to die by the
ioadside; the district southwest of
I'aotingfu, denuded of vegetation,

koks as though it had been swept by j
a plague of locusts; at a village near J
Wu Ch'eng. an old man wiir. a ba?Ket
on his arm containing about six
pounds of red millet, explained that he
had traded two overcoats and a pair
of boots for the millet which he was
tikintr to his wife and their seven ehil-
The Peking-Hankow railway is al
lowing refugees to travel free on its
trains bound for South Hunan and
kupeh and these have been crowded i
with little children or old persons un
aide to trek over the mountain roads 1
to points where food is obtainable
Munich, Dec. 7. (Correspondence
of the Associated Press). Traveling
conditions within Germany are more
nearly normal than in most other
parts of Europe. Trains are frequent
and generally on time when not com compelled
pelled compelled to4 wait for connections with
tiains .from other countries. There
are fewer trains de luxe than former formerly.
ly. formerly. Many lines do not operate first-
class sleeping cars. But most impor important
tant important trains carry sleepers with ser.
ond-class accommodations, that is,
two persons in each compartment. Few
trains have dinine cars, although
most sleeping car conductors provide
coffee and tea for passengers and
sandwiches, cakes and fruits can be
had from vendors at nearly all impor
tant stations.
Cars and stations are clean and
fairly well heated. The trainmen are
courteous to foreigners and talk
French and English with apparent
relish. This is probably due to the
fact that foreigners are more liberal
in their fees and German railway men
make such small salaries that they
are eager to augment them.
Travel to and from East Prussia is
more troublesome than in any other
part of the country. Most trains are
delayed at least two hours by Polish
officials at the Danzig corridor and
fiequently the delay is much longer.
The Poles require Polish vises for all
passengers crossing the corridor and
the fee for an American is $10, re regardless
gardless regardless of whether he desires to
stop in the strip under Polish control.
In the Rhineland the train service
i especially good and all hotels and
pensions are extending a welcome to
foreigners from countries where the
exchange was better than in Germany,
especially to Americans. But this
practice has been abandoned by all
important hotels. Shopkeepers oc
casionally try to charge Americans
and Englishmen more than the mark marked
ed marked price on their goods, but the prac
tice has been resented so strongly
that few important concerns continue
The attitude of the German public
toward English-speaking travelers is
almost universally courteous. Occas
ionally Germans will leave a com compartment
partment compartment where English is spoken,
but the great majority of Germans
seem to enjoy an opportunity to prac practice
tice practice English and will frankly say so.
Paris, Dec. 9. (Correspondence of
the Associated Press). Contrary to
general expectation, it seems that
Henri Landru, whom the police call
the Gambais Bluebeard, is after all
to be tried on. the charge that he
murdered his 11 fiancees and will not
be let off with the five years' sentence
and subsequent deportation to Devil's
Island which he has already received
fi.T swindling.
The indictment, which forms a vol volume
ume volume of 475 pages has been sent to
the assizes court and the investigat investigating
ing investigating judge, Bonin, heaving a sigh of re relief,
lief, relief, announced that the case was now
out of his hands. Maitre de Moro Moro-Giafferi,
Giafferi, Moro-Giafferi, who was one of the defense
for Caillaux, will be counsel for the
accused Gambais man.
Landru has apealed to the court of
cassation against the sentence for
swindling. Judge Bonin told him the
appeal would delay his trial for mur murder
der murder and thus deprive him of a chance
to prove his innocence before next
"I am in no hurry," responded Lan Landru,
dru, Landru, whose dry wit has made him a
hard customer for the judge. ''By the
way, just to set matters right. I have
not the slightest deire to prove my
innocence; I understand it is up to
you to prove my guilt."
"All right' replied the judge,

'postponed until the March assizes." j which he greatly prized, and was rld rld-"I
"I rld-"I should worrv," Landru retorted I Ing up and down in front of the hnue

as a parting shot. "My alleged vie-;
tims, myself or you will have died of ;
old age before the assizes have seen i
inv one
r us. i
We are showing the finest line oi
Perfume Sets, both Domestic and Im- j
ported, that we have ever carried.
Bought direct and the prices are right, j
Ceng's Drug Store.

danger of FiREjOur Specialty Is

Walk, but Dcn't Run, in Burning
Building or in Business Frenzy
Keep Cool.
When some one shouts "Fire!" In n
theater those most likely to be tram trampled
pled trampled down are those who start a wild
stampede. Those who keep their heads
and act raUonaliy stand better chance
of escaping Injury," remarks Forbes
Magazine. The cry ol
was re-
cently ra'ed in the business world
and started a stampede In many quar quarters.
ters. quarters. Now, it cannot be doubted that
the war time frenzied boom has
reached Its zenith and that Prices are
moring downward. It remains to be
seen, however, whether It was wise to
attempt to force goods on the market
at greatly reduced prices and to can cancel
cel cancel orders for fresh supplies on the
assumption that producers would also
cut their prices drastically In a mad
effort to get from under. It Is worth
noting that woolen, shoe, silk, and
certain other manufacturers promptly
curtailed operations, thus refusing to
gamble to the limit in futures. If pro production
duction production be curtailed on all sides, then
some merchants may find that they
overplayed the cancellation game.
Goods cannot be produced for some
little time at any tremendously lower
cost than formerly because It takes
time for raw materials, labor, taxes
and other expenses to fall drastically.
The ndSce prominently printed on
New York theater programs is: "In
case of fire walk to the nearest exit
Don't run."
This advice might be worth heeding
by the business community at this
Well for One to Think Twice If Offer Offered
ed Offered a Billion Dollars Under
Certain Conditions.
Suppose a fairy should come along
and smile at you and ask, "Would you
care to have a billion dollars?" You'd
think her a rather nice fairy, even If
she added, "Well, you may have it, all
In new dollar bills, provided you count
It yourself, as I am too busy. You
must agree, however, not to spend any
of the money until you have the whole
billion counted."
Probably you'd set to work counting
at a great rate but, in case that fairy
should really happen along and make
that offer you had better stop right
now and consider just how you would
come out.
If you counted 100 bills a minute,
which would be fast work to keep up
for an' great length of time, you would
have In an hour $0,000, and if you
counted right on without stopping to
eat or rest for ten hours you would
have sit the end of your first day $00, $00,-0U0.
0U0. $00,-0U0. At the end of a year of continu continuous
ous continuous counting, ten hours a day, sir days
a week, you would have $18,720,000,
and you might begin, to think your bil billion
lion billion almost won but wait a billion
Is a thousand times a million, and to
count to that number, at the speed
which you had been making, would
require 45 years, 241 days, six hours
and 40 minutes.
No human being could keep up such
monotonous work for anything ap approaching
proaching approaching this period without losing
his mind or having a complete physical
breakdown, even If he was willing to
wait half a lifetime before spending
any of his earnings. Hut assuming
that one OjuM keep on counting until
the end one would have to have a cap capital
ital capital of at least ?3p.000 to live on mean meanwhile.
while. meanwhile. No, that would be a very ma malicious
licious malicious fairy In disguise.
Overcrowding the Earth.
According to the statisticians, the
population of the world cannot go on
Indefinitely at the present rate. It
has been estimated that If It does, then
we are near the end of our tether.
In about 170 years from now the max maximum
imum maximum population that the earth can
support will be reached! The only
country at the present time that is
reasonably living within its assets of
land is France, for to double her pop population
ulation population requires 433 years. If the pres present
ent present rate of increase of the population
of the world is maintained (supposing
such a thing possible), then In 2,0Xt
years from now the population would
be 25 times greater than it is now.
Have Long and Short Lives.
Sparrows can live to be forty years
old. A horse does not live much more
than twenty-seven years. Cats get to
be about thirteen years old. The tor tortoise
toise tortoise is supposed to live to be between
300 and 400 years old. Some persons
say toads can live forever, but, of
;ourse, that has noT been proved,
though certainly they live to an ex exceedingly
ceedingly exceedingly great ag;. Both an eagle
and a crow have been known to live
to be 100, but the wren lives oiJy
about three years. An elephant's life lifetime
time lifetime is about 100 years, but he isn't
regarded as grown up until he is about
r.venty-five years old.
Minnie Duly Warned.
little friends of ours had just
received a bicycle for his birthday.
on It. The in aid wns wash In 2 and
leaning out of the window when she
heard a little voice call up to her:
'Be careful, Mim
Don't fall out
of the window and break ray bicycle!"
Chicago Tribune.
(Quaker), the Jewish Joint Distribu Distribution
tion Distribution comraitu. the Feieral Council of
CburcLes of Christ la America, tb
Xnighta of Col&nbas, it I. 1L C. A.
tad Xl I. W. a K

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Cn your shoe bills Ly having us re rebuild
build rebuild your old shoes. Our charges are
moderate, and v.e guarantee satisfac satisfaction.
tion. satisfaction. MAZON & CO.
Between Ten Cent Store and Gerig'8
Drug Store
i Geo. MacKay I Co. i
Funeral Directors
and Emb aimers
Licensed Embalmers
Motor Funeral Cars
Private Morgue and Chapel
Day Phone 47
Night Phone 515
G. B. Overton, Manager
Properly fitted glasses
will make a bright Xmas.
5.Evve" tificate.
Dli. K. J. WE1IIE,
Optometrist and Optician
Eyesight Specialist
Auto Repairing
I E 1 C IENT W ( ) 1 J K M E N
We repair all makes of cars and
pecialize on Maxwell, Chalmers and:
Oakland autos.
Formerly Carroll Motor Company
Garage, Osceola St.


Don't take purgatives for Con Constipation
stipation Constipation they act harshly
they overstrain the delicate
membrane and leave the
Bowels in a worse condition
than before. II
you are
trouble d
with Con Constipation,
stipation, Constipation, Sickllead Sickllead-ache,
ache, Sickllead-ache, in indigestion.
digestion. indigestion. SourStom-
ach. Dizziness, Biliousness,
Nervousness, or loss ol Appe-tite-Don't
hesitate-Get a bottle
PILLS take one after each
meal and one at bedtime. A
few days treatment will put
Stomach, Liver and Bowels in
normal condition.
Genuine mns1 bar signature tevC
Small Pill Small Dose Small Price
Arrival and departure of passenger
The following schedule figures pub published
lished published as information and not guar guaranteed.
anteed. guaranteed. (Eastern Standard Time)
Lea e
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2:10 am
1:34 am
4:15 pm
2:lo am
:lo am
2:15 am
4:05 pm
2:10 am
4:17 pm
4:17 pm
:0-rj pm Tampa-St. Petisbrg
Leave ArriYe
2:12 pm Jacksonville-NTork 2:48 am
1:45 pm Jksonville-Gainsville 3:35 pm
G:42am Jksonville-Gnesville 10:13 pm
2:42 am St.Petsbrg-Lakeland 2:12 am
3:35 pm St.Petsbrg-Lakeland 1:25 pm
7:10 am Dunnelion-Wilcox
7:2.) am Duneilon-Lkeland 11:03 pm
3:25 pm Homosassa 1:30 pm
10:13pm Leesburg 6:42 am
4:45 pm Gainesville 11:50 am
'Monday, Wednesday, Friday.
Tuesday. Thursday. Saturday.
Waterman's Ideal Fountain Pens at
it-rig's Drug Store. tf

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If you have any society items,
phone to five-one.
Miss Margaret Eagle-ton is visiting
her cousin. Mrs. R. L. Martin at Lake
110 pairs of good, all leather work
shoes for men. Former price '.',, now
$2.50. Little's Shoe Parlor. 28-tf
Mr. Glyndon Hall of Atlanta is vis visiting
iting visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. F.
Don't fail to visit the Guarantee
Clothing & Shoe Company. Every Everything
thing Everything we sell is guaranteed. We're
fighting for QUALITY not prices, tf
Miss Alma Hall has as her .guest
for a week. Miss Stanley Weisel of
Sulphur Springs, Tampa.
If you want a KODAK, Gerig's
Drug Store is the cnly store in Ocala
ht sells KODAKS. tf
Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Iialkeom have
rturned from their Christmas visit
to relatives at Quitman, Ga.
Ingersoll Watches at Gerig's Drug
Etore. tf
Guth's, Liggett's and Nunnally's
Candies, all sizes from half-pound to
ten-pound boxes. Gerig's Drug Store.
Mr. John Pedrick of Dunnellon pass passed
ed passed thru Sunday night on his way for
a brief visit to North Carolina.
66 pairs of Oxfords, former price
8.00, now $6.50, just to close out this
line. Little's Shoe Parlor. 28-tf
Mrs. H. B. Potter and her son, Mar Martin
tin Martin of Jacksonville are visiting Mrs.
Potter's mother- Mrs. R. L. Martin at
Lake Weir.
For the very best stationery, look
at our stock of Symphony Lawn.
Gerig's Drug Store. tf
Abruzzi seed rye, $4 per bushel.
Rust proof seed oats, $1.50 per bushel.
Ocala Seed Store. 22-tf
Mr. Sam Mathews, a Jacksonville
attorney, is among the visitors in the
city, after several days' visit with
relatives in the northern part of the
Your holiday is not complete with without
out without a pan of our savory cinnamon
buns. Federal Bakery. 21-6t
Mrs. C. W. Long and her pretty lit little
tle little daughter, after a Christmas visit
to Mrs. Long's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
M. M. Little, have returned to their
home at Trenton.
The motto of our prescription de department
partment department is "Quick Service" and the
prices are always reasonable. Tydings
& Co., opp. Harrington Hall hotel, tf
Mr. Phillip Dye is now associated
with Mr. Cecil C. Bryant's accounting
office. His years of experience in this
line will make him a valuable addition
to the office force of Mr. Bryant.
90 pairs of Utz & Dunn's lace boots
for ladies, former price $11 to $14,
now $9. This includes Dr. .EVlison's
cushioned soles and Easall arch arch-protecting
protecting arch-protecting shoes. Little's Shoe Par Parlor.
lor. Parlor. 28-tf
At its meeting last eevning, Ocala
Lodge Knights of Pythias initiated
four new members, who were Messrs.
Grover Stafford, Joseph Malever, Fred
Malever and A. S. Burgess.
Federal Bread is the kind to ask
for if you want the best. Your grocer
will furnish it. 21-6t
Always ask for FEDERAL bread
and rolls. They are delicious, and
can be had from your grocer. Insist
jpon having FEDERAL. 21-6t
-Mrs. E. C. Bennett left this after after-coon
coon after-coon for Jacksonville to attend a
meeting of the Mutual Life agents.
Mrs. Bennett tands high in the as association,
sociation, association, as she has been very suc successful
cessful successful in securing business.
66 pairs Lunn & Sweet's Goodyear
welt Oxfords, black and bVown, former
price $10, now $8. Little's Shoe Par Parlor.
lor. Parlor. 28-tf
Mr. and Mrs. Grady Mathews pf
Jacksonville, spent Christmas with
their parents in the Flemington sec section.
tion. section. They will spend several days
as guests of Mr. and Mrs. James
Engesser at their home on North Lime
street, before returning home.
Don't fail to visit the Guarantee
clothing & Shoe Company. Every Every-hing
hing Every-hing we sell is guaranteed. We're
.ghting for QUALITY not prices, tf

Mr. and Mrs. James Rumsey of
Chattanooga, Tenn., are members of
the auto colony on North Orange
street for a few days. They expect
to make a tour of South Florida and
are very much in love with our state.

C pairs Lunn & Sweet's lace boots
for ladies, black and brown. Goodyear
velt soles. Former price $12, now $9.
Little's Shoe Parlor. 28-tf
A photograph of a young and pretty
woman was found on the street yes yesterday.
terday. yesterday. From the way is was wrap wrapped,
ped, wrapped, it was evidently a Christmas
present. Owner can obtain the pic picture
ture picture by calling at Miss Rena Smith's
millinery store and paying for this
Full line of smokers' articles, pipes,
trbacco, cigars, etc. Tydings & Co.,
opp. Harrington Hall hotel. tf
Miss Nettie Paetke is leaving the
city today after a short visit with
relatives. Miss Paetke will spend the
rest of her vacation in Tallahassee at
the state convention for teachers, and
v ill represent the Live Oak high
school in the history section at the
Abruzzi seed rye, $4 per bushel.
Rust proof seed oats, $1.50 per busael.
Ocala Seed Store. 22-tf
A complete line of perfumeries and
toilet accessories. Tyding3 & Co., op opposite
posite opposite Harrington Hall hotel. tf
The Daughters of the Confederacy
spread a fine luncheon for the Rotary
Club today. Before the Rotes came,
the table was artistically arranged,
after they had arranged themselves
around it, it was satisfactorily loaded,
and if anybody was dissatisfied their
features did not display the fact.
35 pair men's dress shoes, former
price $9.50, now $8. Little's Shoe
Parlor. 28-tf
Mrs. Alvarado DeVane and grand-
ton, Richard DeVane, of Jacksonville,
who have been spending the week as
guests of Mr. and Mrs. P. V. Leaven Leaven-good
good Leaven-good at their home on South Sanchez
street, left this afternoon for Tampa,
where they will visit the remainder
of the week with relatives, and expect
to return home Sunday.
Seafood, always to be had fresh at
City FISH Market, 9 Ft. King Ave. tf
Dr. Charles Watson Moremen,
Dental Surgeon
Commercial Bank Building, Ocala,
Fla. Office phone' 211; residence
phone 298. 7-tf
The relatives of Private Carlos
Reynolds have been notified that the
funeral ship containing his body, with
hundreds of others, has been in port
since the 18th, and the remains are
liable to be shipped home any day.
The legion post has requested the
quartermaster general to notify it by
wire so it can make proper arrange arrangements
ments arrangements for the young soldier's funeral.
Crane's stationery in boxes or by
the pound. Tydings & So., opposite
Harrington Hall hotel. tf
37 pairs men's dress shoes, former
price $12.50, now $10. Little's Shoe
Parlor. 28-tf
The scamp who stole Mack Tay Taylor's
lor's Taylor's gasoline did not last long. As it
happened Mr. Herman Hodges, for formerly
merly formerly of this city, now of Gainesville,
was here the day the gas was stolen,
and saw the car. Going back to
Gainesville, he saw the car on one of
the streets of that city and notified
the police. When the police captured
the car and its driver, they found that
the latter was a man named Berry,
who was wanted in Tampa for stealing
the former. They are holding the car
a ad the man for the arrival of an of officer
ficer officer from Tampa. Mack has lost his
gasoline, but says he has no kick
coming if the thief is punished for
stealing the car.
JAPONICA flowers for sale. Ask
Mrs. Simpson, West Ninth St. 22-6t
Director MacEiwee Asks Large Ap Appropriation
propriation Appropriation of Congress to Carry
Out Increasing Demands
(Associated Press)
Washington, Dec. 22. The United
States has been made the heart of
the world's business by the westward
trend of commercial affairs and has
reached the stage in its industrial and
commercial development where the
maintenance of foreign outlets is nec necessary
essary necessary to continued domestic pros prosperity,
perity, prosperity, Director R. S. MacEiwee, of
the bureau of foreign and domestic
commerce of the department of com commerce,
merce, commerce, announced today in his annual
Declaring that the present stagna stagnation
tion stagnation in the business world was only a


passing phase insofar as this country
was concerned. Director MacEiwee
trged that the development of foreign
markets be taken up with renewed
"Our foreign trade in the fiscal
year of 1920. with a total value of
$13,349,661,401, was larger than in
any previous year," he said. "It ex exceeded
ceeded exceeded by $3,000,000,000 the former
high record in 1919, and was more
than three times the value of the
combined imports and exports in T.14,
the last year before the war.
"Many people are more interested
r.ow than they were a year ago in
foreign commerce. There were a few
firms who had the foresight to take
cut life insurance while they were in
good health. Others' now wish they
had done so. The only real insurance
that will spread the risks of depres depression
sion depression between the crests of the waves
of domestic demand is the aliotinir of
a substantial quota of the firm's pro product
duct product for foreign commerce and the
bi'ilding up in the world's markets of
a selling organization and clientele
that will not necessarily fluctuate
with the waves of demand at home.
"A depression regularly follows a
great war, and its time of occurrence
may be estimated, from historical an analogies,
alogies, analogies, as about two to three years
after the close of hostilities. We are
not going to have a panic in the
United States, but we certainly feel
the kind of reaction that the surgeon?
call shock after an operation."
To meet the increased demands of
business and carry on he work of the
bureau of foreign and domestic com commerce
merce commerce $1,493,270 was asked of Con Congress
gress Congress for the next fiscal year. That
is an increase of more than half a
million dollars over the present year's
appropriations. Of the total for next
year $1,100,000 would be spent for
commercial attaches abroad and for
tho promotion of commerce.
It is proposed to double the number
of commercial attaches making 24,
and to increase the number of trade
commissioners abroad by 17, making
a total of 5G, which commercial agents
would be tripled with a total of 33.
Estimates include $300,000 for com commercial
mercial commercial attaches, $500,000 for pro promoting
moting promoting commerce in general, $150,000
for promoting commerce in Central
and South America and $150,000 for
promoting commerce in the Far East.
The increased appropriations would
permit greatly intensified develop development
ment development of markets for American goods
in Latin America and the Far East
which are considered the most prom promising
ising promising fields for American commercial
effort at this time, the report stated.
Hard-Boiled Eggs.
J. Lester Hyman, a farmer near Lo Lo-gansport,
gansport, Lo-gansport, says that on Easter morning
he heard one of his Black Langshan
hens cackle in the hennery on his
farm. He hurried to the place, and
there on the floor lay a nice brown
gg. It was still warm. The man pro proceeded
ceeded proceeded to the house to fry the egg for
Giving .It to his wife, who was at
the stove frying other eggs, he asked
that this fresh one be cooked for him.
On attempting to crack the egg to
place the contents in the skillet it was
found to be hard-boiled. Hyman's
hopes of having a hen that laid hard hard-boiled
boiled hard-boiled eggs were shattered when his
wife remembered that she had just
Lplaeed egg shells taken from boiled
eggs In the hennery and that the hard hard-ooiled
ooiled hard-ooiled egg found had undoubtedly been
left among them. Indianapolis News.
British Silver Currency.
Owing to the rise in the price of sil silver,
ver, silver, the British government finds it
Impossible to mint silver coins except
at a great loss, so it plans to reduce
the fineness. Silver, which before the
war cost less than 30 pence an ounce,
now costs about 88 pence (respective (respectively
ly (respectively $0.60 and $1.76). The British money
has been 0.925 fine; it is purposed to
make it 0.500 fine in the future. With
silver at present prices, the intrinsic
value of a shilling 0.500 fine will be
greater than that of a shilling 0.925
fine before the war.
Public Criticism.
Good, absent-minded old Doctor Wil Wilder
der Wilder was greatly dependent upon his
practical wife. One morning Mrs.
Wilder sent up an announcement after
he had entered the pulpit with a foot footnote
note footnote Intended to be private.
'The Women's Missionary society,"
he read aloud, "will meet Wednesday
afternoon at three o'clock sharp. Your
necktie is crooked; please straighten
toward the light," The Watchman-Examiner.
In the Spring.
When the society bug starts working
young men are prone to lose sleep.
That was my trouble one nl?ht when,
after having tasen a rair maiden nme j
from a dance, I headed toward the
garage. A long freight train crawling
along blocked me at the nrst crossing,
and I settled back to wait for it to
snake Itself by. The next thing I re-
member was a heavy hand pawing my
shoulder. I started up In alarm, to find
no trace of the train, the snn push-
ing up In J.he east, and the milkman
gTlnnlng at me from the running board,
I paid him a dollar hush money, but
It did little good, for my engine hfid
too good a story to keep. Exchange


of n.l i'.-eu'-ff that ar-. taking a
f?m-l!y to:i among the children ol
I Vi..-;wsi .is tbe result of under-feeding
rkLtfs prc.iii: the most -erlous and
whiesj. i e;i'J Eiel.;i-e. Not les ihan 30, 30,-:'
:' 30,-:' !' idr i; are suffering from this
painful afil.ctiou, accordlu to ofiiclal
To rc-scjc these thruag'i providing
p; u. r fwo'I, clothing and medical ut-ti.-it
otherwise they cannot ob ob-:a;;.
:a;;. ob-:a;;. ihe Kur pe;iu Iledef Council, com
pos-d of eight leading American te te-lief
lief te-lief agencies, is making a dnt appeal
for W.ixkj.OOO for the rel:e" of 3,"oO, 3,"oO,-i.Ki
i.Ki 3,"oO,-i.Ki dt-Mitute and suffering Europeru
One million five hundred thousand
! iMren In Poland today need medical
a1 (nt ion. Their condition has been
caii.sed by hunger ?nd want. To save
tht : i the Kuropenti Relief Council Is
ap'M jiiing to the people of the United
:tes for $33.(100.000 to carry on re relief
lief relief in stricken Europe.
Icol in the "Lama City" Is Worshiped
by Devotees With Almost
Insane Devotion.
An SO-foot wooden Image of Buddha
standing on a golden lotus flower wTith wTith-in
in wTith-in a sacred temple In "The Lama
City," reserved for residences of Mon Mongolian
golian Mongolian priests, is worshiped with all
tho insane devotion possible by the
Mongolians. The great figure Is heav heavily
ily heavily gilded, incrusted with precious
stones, and draped with silken clotbs.
When the temple is opened to the
faithful of the city of Urga a priest
at the entrance gives each person a
few drops of holy water from a filthy
jug. and the people, silent with awe,
bathe their faces with the fluid and
prostrate themselves before tbe statue,
whose head is lost in the shadows of
the temple roof. They kiss Its silken
draperies, soiled by the lips of thou thousands,
sands, thousands, and each one gathers a hand handful
ful handful of sacred dirt from the temple
From niches in the wall hundreds
of tiny P.uddhas gaze Impassively on
the worshiping Mongols. The scene of
worship is described by Roy Chapman
Andrews in Harper's Magazine as one
"intoxicating in its barbaric splewdor."
The chorus of prayers which rise and
fall in a meaningless half wild chant
are broken by the clash of cymbals
and the boom of snakeskin drums,-and
one is fully aide to understand the
religious fanaticism of the East when
the people are seen at prayer In one
of these temples.
Various Types Were Used Before the
Present Form of Old Glory
was Adopted.
According to the Smithsonian Insti Institution
tution Institution there were many forms of early
:tv:. e pci ally colonial types, used
by the individual colonies and militia
:-e;:i!. -w. before tbe tiac of the Unl
e. Stale hiis established by the con-

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tlnental congress 'June 14, im, tne
anniversary of which date is now cel celebrated
ebrated celebrated as flag day. This act required
that the flag of the United States be
of 13 horizontal stripes, alternate red
and white, and that the union be 13
white stars on a blue field, represent representing
ing representing a new constellation.
Or.e of the first occasions for pub public
lic public display of the Stars and Stripes is
aid to have been August 6, 1777,
when the new flag was hoisted over
the troops at Fort Schuyler, Rome, N.

Y. John Paul Jones is said to have!
been the first to flv the Stars and
Stripes- over the. high seas on the
Ranger in November, 1777.
From the time of the Revolution the
Stars and Stripes in the flag have va varied.
ried. varied. There were 13. stars during the
Revolution, 15 in the war of 1812, 29
in the Mexican war, 33 to 35 in fhe
Civil war, 45 in the Spanish war and
48 today. The stripes were changed
first from 13 to 15 and then back
again to 13. Our national flag is
among the oldest flags of the nations,
being older than the present British
jack, the French tricolor and the flag
of Spain.
The Painter's D09.
Mrs. Ritchie, the daughter of Wil William
liam William Makepeace Thackeray, the Eng English
lish English novelist, writes of visits when she
was a child to Sir Edwin Landseer, the
animal painter. She says Sir Edwin
was delightful company and that he
told the children many stories of an animals
imals animals as he stood painting at his
huge canvases. "I remember," she
says, "his telling us an anecdote of
one of his dogs. He was in the habit
of taking him out every day when his
work was over. The dog used to wait
patiently all day long while Sir Edwin
was iainting, buthe used to come and
lie down at his feet and look up in his
face toward five o'clock, and on one
occasion finding that no notice was
taken of his hints lie trotted into the
hall and came back with the painter's
hat, which he laid at his feet." N
Friendship Reaches Far.
Friendship is an elastic word, rath rather.
er. rather. It may be stretched to almost any
length and it can be contracted until
it Is unbelievably short and small, says
Margaret E. Sangster, in Christian
Herald. Like any rubber band, friend friendship
ship friendship can, of course, be stretched too
far stretched to the breaking point.
But It's very hard to stretch the best
sort of friendship so far.
Friendship may be the most elastic
thing In the world. Some people do
not realize the fact, but it can. It
can be made to stretch past ambition,
and around pride, and over personal
vanities. It can be made to lighten
the darkest pathway, to smooth out
the roughest road. It can change al al-mosrt
mosrt al-mosrt unchangeable circumstances it
can break almost unbreakable trou troubles.
bles. troubles. It can be, after all, one of the
most beautiful things in the world.
Safe in Unsuspected Dangers.
Writing ef accidents to persons em employed
ployed employed in industrial plants, Dr. C. Wid Wid-mer
mer Wid-mer says in Therapie der Gegenwart
(Berlin) that the experience of count countless
less countless ages enables us to sidestep injury
unconsciously, and oly when we fo focus
cus focus our consciousness on the reaction
to the occurrence Is Injury liable to

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Rates: Six lines, maximum, one time,
25c; three times, 50c; six times, 75cj
one month, $3. Payable in advance.
single room to
young man. rnone isx or ran at.
GOT Fort King Ave. 28-3t
FOR SALE About 30 tons well rot rotted
ted rotted stable manure, $7.50 per ton.
John R. Rogers. 120 South Magno
lia street, Ocala, Fla.
WANTED Young man or woman
clerk to assist with soda fountain
service. Apply to T. W. Troxler. tf
prepared to furnish oak or pine
wood for either stove or fireplace
on short notice.- We deliver your
money's worth promptly. Give us a
trial order. Chero-Cola Woodyard,
phone 107. 26-lm
WOOD Oak and pine, cut to any
length; delivered on short notice.
Phone Mrs. E. L. Howell. Oak,
Fla. 20-tf
FARM BARGAIN I am offering for
quiCK saie a uanuy ULiie ou-ciw
farm, located in good neighborhood.
Every acre well fenced and in high
state of cultivation; 5-room house,
small barn and smokehouse; nice
well of good water: Pair of dandy
young mules, wagon and harness;
some farm tools; 30 bushels of corn
and some hay. Price, $1800. Terms
Ocala, Fla. 18-10t
FOR SALE 1500 budded orange
trees, Pineapple and Parson Brown,
one year old budded on five year old
.-our roots; from 3 to 5 ft. high.
Price, 60c. and 75c. Write me or
see me at II. B. Masters Co. L. E.
Cordrey, Ocala, Fla. 15-lm
STENOGRAPHER Experienced, de desires
sires desires work. Can use dictaphone.
Will do piece work. Miss S. If.
Patterson, Colonial. 22-6t
TAfiBAGE PLANTS Protected front
frost by overhead irrigation. Char
leston Wakefield, Early Summer,
Lupton's best Long Island seed,
$1.50 per thousand; special price ia
large quantities. J. R. Davis Farms,
Bartow, Fla. tf
jFOR SALE Handsome Jersey male
calf, born ftovember 26. Has learn learned
ed learned to drink from bucket. Price $25.
Apply to Louis Frederitzi, Lake
Weir avenue, Ocala, Fla. 20-6t
STRAYED From my home on South
Orange street, Monday night, Dec.
20, large muey-headed cow, red and
white, roan, Durham stock. Reward
for finder. A. G. Griffin, P. O. Box
180, Ocala, Fla. 27-3t
nice lot of oranges and grapefruit;
fifty or more oranges one cent each;
grapefruit fifty or more two cents
each. Will pack box for $2.50. Leave
orders at Ocala Seed Store or call.
W. D. Carn, phone 191. 27-tf
'OR SALE Have one good work
more for sale. Will sell cheap.
27-tf W. D. Cam.
WOOD Giles Wood Yard. Season Seasoned
ed Seasoned oak or. pine wood, for either stove
jr fireplace; $1 and $2 per load. Yard
corner South Main and Third street..
3hone 112. 15-lm0.
Funeral Directors & Embalners
Two Hearses. Grey Hearse for Wfclii
People Only. -Phones
555 and 225. Open All Nijbt
Carel estimates made on all cow cow-tract
tract cow-tract vork. Gives more and better
work fcr the money than any otbcfl,
contract or in the city.
Ocala Chapter No. 29, O. E. S
meets at the Masonic hall the second
and fourtkJThursday evenings of eac
month at 8 o'clock.
Mrs:. Liiiian Simmons, W. M. -Mr-.
Su.-an- Cook, Secretary.

Fort King Camp No. 14 meets at
VjlII. of P. hall at 7::0 p. m. every tec tec-jci.d
jci.d tec-jci.d and fourth Friday. Visiting sov sov-Tfc'ns
Tfc'ns sov-Tfc'ns are always welcome.

j. u. way, u. u.
Chas. K. Sage, Clerk.
Fort Worth, Dec. 28. The Centr
College football team has arrived from
Kentucky to play the Texas Christian
University team here Saturday.

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