The Ocala evening star

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The Ocala evening star
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Ocala Evening Star
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Evening star
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Ocala, Fla.
Ocala Fla
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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.
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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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WEATHER FORECAST Fair tonight; Wednesday cloudy; possibly local rains in extreme north portion. Little change in temperature. TEMPERATURES This morning 52; this afternoon, 72.
Sun Rise Tomorrow, 7:20; Sets, 5:35 OCALA, FLORIDA, TUESDAY, DECEMBED 26, 1922 VOLUME TWENTY-EIGHT. No. SOS







Steamships Driven Out of Ocean
Lanes and Tossed Like Chips By
The Furious Seas

New York, Dec. 26 (Associated
ress) Violent tempests in the
North Atlantic against the howling
power of which ocean liners are but
flimsy cockelshells, have raged, thru
the past week, threatening smaller
Vessels with destruction, wrecking
steamers' deck equipment, driving
fast liners out of their usual lanes
and striking terror to the hearts of
hundreds of passengers, according to
wireless reports. Several vessel re reported
ported reported they would be one or two days
late arriving here.


Senator From Idaho Wants a Diplo Diplomatic
matic Diplomatic Rider Tacked On Ap Appropriations
propriations Appropriations for Ships

Washington, Dec. 26. (Associated
Press). Senate republican leaders

conferred today in an effort to agree
o"n what changes they will seek if the
proposal of Senator Borah for an in international
ternational international economic and disarmament
conference is adopted. A large part
of the republican membership and a

number of democrats are understood

to be against the Borah amendment to
the navy bill in its present form. The
views of President Harding, Secretary

Hughes and other officials have been

Interstate Commission Orders South Southeastern
eastern Southeastern Railroads to Cancel New New-Schedules
Schedules New-Schedules and Substitute

Washington, Dec. 26. (Associated
Press). Railroads operating in the

Hardy Seamen of Lake Erie Fear The
Boat and Crew Have Gone Down,
But There Is No Let-Up
In Their Hunt

Authorities of the Pelican State Are

Making Every Effort to Appre Apprehend
hend Apprehend the Merrouge

Cleveland, Dec. 26. (Associated
search for the tug Cornell, which dis-

southeastern quarter of the United j appeared Thursday, continued today,
States wsre required by an Interstate ; although the vessel and crew of eight
Commerce Commission order today to have been practically given up as lost,
cancel the new schedules and rates on j tl was planned for at least one gov gov-live
live gov-live stock applying between points in j ernment airplane to fly over Lake Erie
that territory which they had propos- j t aid in the search. Several tugs
ed to make effective Feb. 25th, and j prepared this morning to resume the
substitute others made up in accord-j search. The cause of the Cornell's
ance with agreements between ship-i disappearance remains a mystery.

pers and carriers m conference with

sought but their opinions were not dis- the commission. The ne rates will


be based on

car loads.

the mileage involved in


pcala, Fbu, f)ec. 5 1922.
The board of county commissioners
met in regular session with Commis Commissioners
sioners Commissioners Meffert, Waters, Clyburn and
Weathers present. Minutes of, Nov.
7th. and 22nd were read and approved.
Mr. E. Walker, county engineer,
made a report of his trip to Talla Tallahassee
hassee Tallahassee in behalf of the bonded roads
in this county. He stated that Chair Chairman
man Chairman Philips and Engineer Cocke are
in favor of the state furnishing the
rock to be used on state road No. 5.
That they approved the plan of the,
board for completing the base of state

f pja'4 K$. 2 from the limits of the. city
of Ocala to the turn of the road. He
stated that he reoeivej very little en encouragement
couragement encouragement in the matter of an im immediate
mediate immediate application of a wearing sur surface
face surface on the base of state road No. 2,
but the state is about to buy a dis distributor
tributor distributor and that probably its assist assistance
ance assistance could be secured. Mr. Walker
asked the board to approve of an ex

penditure o $800 fnr'tW purpose pf

irawing me roaas m xne wauonai
Forest, stating: that the government

would furnish a. like aruwuTit, which
met with the approval ef the beard.
He asked that the board take up the

matter of claim of Mrs. K. H. Clem

ents and effect some satisfactory

agreement between her and Mr. R. L.

Martin in regards to the right of way

of the Dixie Highway,

D,r. C. E. KiplirigeV called and com complained
plained complained of assessment of certain.


Mr. M. A. Luther appeared and ask
ed relief of taxes on certain lands

and the board was unable to grant

any relief on account of the time for

complaints having passed.

Commissioner Talton met with the


Petition for road beginning about

00 feet east of nw cor of fract seq

21 tP 1? b r 21 e, was referred to

the county engineer.

Upon motion of J. A. Talton, sec

onded by R. L. Clyburn, it was order

ed that warrant in amount of $1200

be drawn on the agricultural fund m

fayor of the Marion County Fair and

Agricultural Association for perm-

iurns on agricultural products.

Mr. Alfred Ayer presented the hor

ticultural and agricultural report for

the year 1922 which was examined

and upon motion of J. A. Talton, sec

ended by R. L. .Clyburn, same was ap

proved and ordered sent to the com

mlssloner of agriculture.

Upon motion of J. A. Tatton sec

onded by E. B. Weathers, E. Scriven

and Horace Hartsfield were ordered
placed on the pauper list at $5 each

per month,.

' It was ordered that advertisement
be inserted in the local papers calling
for bids on trucks and road equip

ment in accordance with list to be

furnished by the county engineer.

Application of the Citizen? Bank o

Djmnellon and the Munroe & Cham

bliss National Bank for the county
funds for the year 1923 were submit

ted, and read and upon motion of E. B.
Weathers, seconded by J. A. Talton,
the Munroe & Chamhliss National
Bank of Ocala was designated as the
county depository for the year 1923,
said bank to complete a bond in the
jmpunt pf ?30,00Q conditioned for the
security of the funds of the county to
be increased or decreased on sanction
of the comptroller as funds on hand

increase or decrease.
Communication from Mr. Geo. W.
Brant Jr. was read and ordered filed.
Bill of W. L. Colbert, tax assessor
for balance qf commissions on 1921
levy, in amount of $31,82, against the
Dunnellon special road and bridge dis district
trict district No. 2, was approved and order ordered
ed ordered setn to the trustees of said dis district
trict district for payment.

A petition in rebuttal of a petition

The first conference of nine senior
judges under the recent act of Con Congress,
gress, Congress, designed to expedite federal
judicial business has been called by
Chief Justice Taft to be held in
Washington Thursday. In addition to
authorizing the appointment of twen

ty-four more district judges, the law press)

also provides tor an annual conrer
ence of the senior circuit judges.




Officers Aroused by Wanton Murder
Of One of Their Number By
Whisky Ring Assassins

Bastrop, La., Dec. 26. (Associated

Press). That the state will be able to

establish through an eye-witness the
identity of several members of the

masked mob which last August kid

naped five Merrouge residents, includ

ing Watt Daniels and Thomas Rich

ards, whose decapitated bodies were
taken from a lake near here last week,
was the statement of investigators

who have been working on the case

or several months. Identification will

be made, secret service men say, thru

farmer who they declare told them

he witnessed the seizure of five men

and recognized some of the abductors
when they lifted the hoods of their

masks to drink water they had ordered
him to bring

hertofore filed, against the granting a
road along the sction line of sees 28,
17 and 23, was ordered filed.
Mr. H. S. Chambers appeared and

asked relief for assessment of person

al taxes on a truck used ift the county

service, and upon motion of E. B

keener. $275: J. E. Walker. exDense to

Weathers, seconded by G. A. Waters, Taiiahassee, $26.47; Nathan Mayo,

the tax collector was directed to al

ow Mr. Chambers, to pay the assess

ment on this truck in amount of $2.50,

the balance to be reported as an arror.

Upon mot io.u warrants- on the out

standing indebtedness fund were or

dered drawn as follows: Favor of

Charles. Rjaeinauer, in amount of

$2000 to retire outstanding validated

road fund warrants No. 10 and No. 11;

favor of the Ocala National Bank in

amount of $540 to retire coupons No.

4, on road validated warrants Nos

11, 13, 51, 55, 56, 62, 64, 69, 70, 71, 72,

73, 74 and on general iund warrants

Avs. -5, 4, 10., ia; favor oi the Mun

roe & lhambiiss National panK ?8
amount of $4879.31 to retire general

fund validated warrants No. 9, road

fund validated warrants -No. 12, 52, 54

and to retire coupon No. 12, on gen

eral fund warant No. 1, to retire cou

But Half a Dozen Poor Souls Ferried: ...

n ateuoenviiie, unio, uec. ze. tuy
Over the Styx From Drink- ,tLe Associated u)A freah and
ing Bootleg (vigorous warfare on the "speak eat-

New York, Dec. 26. (Associated jies" and "Hip pocket venders" as well

While police records show ; as the "higher ups" in Jefferson coun-

that yesterday was the dryest Christ- jtrs alleged liquor combine, will be

mas in Gotham's history, siv deaths launched at once, prohibition officers
were attributed by the police to boot- announced today, as a result of of the

leg liquor. An autopsy will be per-: slaying at midnight of Charles Blinn,

formed on the bodies of five men and leader of a squad of eight dry agents.

one woman today. All the bodies were Officials admitted they were baffled
taken to a morgue pending medical hy the murder of Blinn, whose body
examination, h three bullet wounds was found in

a dark alley m the polish section of

the city. Twenty feet away lay the
empty pocketbook of the officer. His



$50; Joe Huddleston, $25; James Ly-

vers, $1U.

Bond for licenes to ca pLtoi of

E. W. Creider with H -. Clarkson
and J. H. Dunn as surec es wr s approved.

Bonds as county commissioner of R.

E Meffert, Everet L. Mills and E. H. i

Hopkins with the National Surety Co. ;

and J. M. Douglas with the U. S.

Fidelity & Guaranty Co. and of E. B. j
Weathers with Fidelity & Deposit Co. j
of Maryland, as sureties were approv- j


Petition having been heretofore re

ceived as follows: We the under

signed petitioners respectfully ask

your honorable boar dto grant us a
public road as follows: Commencing
at the center of sec 13 tp 15 s r 20 e,

and running south to corner of Mr. J


revolver was missing. He was the

fifth dry agent of Jefferson county to
lose his life at the hands of uniden

tified gunmen.




ATilln-r'e nocfnwi tViciTiro nna mila ff

Valetta, Malta, Dec. 1. (By Mail

the Associated Press) Scientists

. digging for prehistoric records in a
; cave on the island of Malta have

1 j
j found teeth which they believe be

longed to a man who lived cantem-
poraneously with the "Neanderthal
jman." The Neanderthal skull was

j found in Germany in 1856, nd is said

to be the oldest record of the human

race in Europe,

' The teeth were found m a remote

! section of the much frequented cave

i called Ghar Dalam. The visits of

pons No. 14, on general fund validated Dupont crossing, along what is
warrants No. 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11, 12, 13, as tfce old hog road thence wes
i a it io m on .-?o no o 4 o

i fixators, but nevertheless thev

R. R. tracks to go alongside the j nrpnnHna. ft -vrnvati fiirtW in

historic life.



souvenir hunters have made

known difficult the labors of the inves

est of A

14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24 2b, c L

v '. sn H y.ii nnri tn rptirA rnnnnns I i t i.

k W "vZr "a "a ngni Way C P"S rce' J finding more evidences of pre

m i ing a distance oi aooui xnree ana a
rants Nos. 14, 12, 53, 54, 60, 75. half miles. an(j foUowinsr committee

The board having investigated the! was appointed to view and mark out

lands upon which Mr. U h.. Connor the best and most practical route for i e(j drawn to cover bills duly examined.

has heretofore requested relief in reTjsame, viz: Messrs. L. A. Tucker, Per-, passed ordered paid, to-wit: eGn-

demption and ascertained that the cy Thigpen and W. V. Weather. jeral fund, No. 13981 to No. 14074,
buildings ou same have burned down, clerk rei,elltec to the board j $4812.82; fine and forfeiture fund. No.

subsequent to sale, thus making the certificate to be attached to the semi-1 9670 to No. 9676, $1524.63; road fnud

valuation of same excessive, the board annual statement of Sent. 30th. 1922. No. 890 to No. 1319. $9326.24: am

recommended to ihe comptroller that but ag the state audit0r had taken j cultural, fund, No. 750 to No. 751

he allow Mr. G. E. Connor to redeem Jthe balance of the statemetn with him j $1400; outstanding indebtedness fund,
lots 3 to 13, 16, 17, 18, 19 and ?1 to hertofore the board declined to sign I No. 908 to No. 910, $7419.31; state aid

23, Connor'? sub, sub of block 3, O. S

Ocala in certificate No. 1176, of sale

of June 7th, 1915, upon payment of

the face of certificate and omitted

years taxes, without interest

Upon motion the board ordered

that $350 be transferred from repairs

to county building; $300 to supervis

ors of registration and $ou to ex'
pense of elections in the general fund,
and directed the clerk to write the
comptroller and request that he ap approve
prove approve said transfers.
Petition was received requesting the
establishment of a public road as fol follows:
lows: follows: Com at the sw cor sec 13 tp 16
s r 21 e, thence running west on the
section line approximately three or
four miles to the Dunnellon hard road,

and upon omtion of R. L. Clyburn,
seconded by G. A. Waters, Messrs.
Sam Redding, S. R. Pyles and George

Buhl were appoitned a commission to

view and mark out the said route,

Bond for license to carry a pistol,
submitted by Mr. J. W. Gardner, was

not approved,

Upon motion of J. A. Talton sec

onded by E. B. Weathers and car

ried, the following charges against

the county were approved and ordered

sent to the bond trustees for pay


Esetimate No. 5 of the state road

department on contract of Barber

Fortin Co., $24,248; less freight,

$887.04; amount due, $23,360.96. A

C. L. R. R. for freight, $887.04; bills
for material and supplies, $140.76;

bills for material and supplies, $1892.

Also bilsl of W. L. Armour as book-

the certificate in the absence of the
The county judge, sheriff, tax col collector,
lector, collector, county depository, justices of
the peace and inspectors of marks
and brands made reports.
The following warrants were order-

road fund, No. 1442 to No. 1456, $367

The board thereupon adjourned.
R. B. Meffert, Chairman.
Attest: T. D, Lancaster Jr, Clerk.

Cairo, Egypt, Dec. 1. (By Mail to

the Associated Press). Thirty-three
Egyptian students hare been selected

by the minister of communications to
be sent abroad to complete their tech

nical studies. Ten of them will go to
the United States.

These young men will study the

latest developments in manufacturing

processes. Following an agreement

between the American department of

commerce and the Egyptian govern

ment, one of them will be assigned,
for two years' training, to the loco

motive department of some American

railroad. Another will spend two years
studying internal combustion engines.

It has been arranged that a third
will pass four years' apprenticeship

in the naval shipbuilding yards, and

another will spend two years in. the

telephone service. The other 'six will

spend three years in automobile fac factories.
tories. factories. All the expenses incurred by
these students will be met by the

Egyptian government. It is felt here
that this program will aid in bringing
about closer economic and industrial

relations between Egypt and the
United States.



Annual Convention of the County
Trade Body on Thursday
Night, Jan. 11th
The annual meeting of the Marion
County Chamber of Commerce will be

held on Thursday night, January 11th.

At this meeting a report on the activi activities
ties activities of the organization during the
past year will be made, officers will be
elected and plans for the new year
and for the future will be discussed.
It is hoped that every member will
attend. As the secretary says, the
future of Ocala and Marion county
is going to depend materially upon
the interest, enthusiasm and energetic
spirit shown in the city and county
during the coming year. The pace set
by the active and growing sections of
the state is such that cities and coun counties
ties counties that lag are going to be left far
The most important thing looming
up before the county is the fact that
Marion county's road system must be
rebuilt. Not only is the present con condition
dition condition of our roads interfering seri seriously
ously seriously with communication and trans transportation
portation transportation within the county but with
adjoining counties and the rest of the
state. Prospective homeseekers call calling
ing calling at the Chamber of Commerce
state very frankly that Marion is one
of the best sections in Florida, but
that the condition of the roads in the
county make locating here impossible,
and the secretary says this situation

will have to be faced squarely.
Secretary Chazal believes that the
solution of Marion county's tax prob problems
lems problems lies in putting the idle lands in
the county to work, and he says that
the first step in the direction of get

ting producers and large taxpayers
on these lands is the construction of a
system of smooth and permanent
highways. He points out that only
IV per cent of the lands of the coun county
ty county are in improved farms.---"'.
No less important than the roads is
the school situation in the county, ac

cording to the secretary. The schools

of the county, he says, are overcrowd overcrowded.
ed. overcrowded. School buildings must be en enlarged
larged enlarged and new buildings constructed.
The Ocala high school in particular is
overcrowded and the building of a new
public school building in the city
must have serious consideration at an
early date.

Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Ozner and son,

Seattle, Wash., Dec. 26. (By thejosePn uecatur, ua, wno were

Associated Press). The coroner's of-: gruests or teir sister, Mrs. ttunnicutt

fice here today is seeking to learn
something of the history of Emil Neu-

riter, aged forty, a ferry boat opera

over Christmas, have gone to South

Florida. Miss Kate Ozner, principal
of Stewart avenue school, Atlanta,

The flivver is the last refuge of the
pedestrian. New York Tribune

Memory of J. H. Payne Is Honored

;if 1 If If li ymj ., fn!
Ii ? i If tl 'it if

tor, who yesterday invaded the homewaa a Christmas guest at the Hunni-
of D. C. Engel, a woodworker, with!011" home.
three pistols just as the celebration of
Christmas day was starting, slew J Mrs. W. L. Scott and Miss Mary
three of Engel's children and killed Scott accompanied by Misses Lorm
himself. The only light shed upon and Doris Thomas spent last night in
his affairs was given by Helen Engel, Gainesville. They returned this morn morn-age
age morn-age sixteen, sister of the victims, who ic accompanied by Miss Nathalie
said Neuritcr had made love to her Beville, who will spend several days
last spring and had been repelled, in Ocala the guest of Mrs. Scott and
later writing threatening letters tOjiss M&ry
the family. I
. ( Chas. J. Leitner of Clearwater, who

NEW AUTOMOBILE ENGINE has been here a couple of days, on a

SUCCESSFUL IN FRANCE ,vislt to h" parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bu-
i ford Leitner, at Griner Farm, return-
Paris. Dee. 26. The "semi-Deisel" home today. On his way, he stop-.

automobile is now an accomplished at Star office and nP r
fact. One of these oil-burning motors, tvro vears or his hebdomadal letter

recentlv was installed on a heaw:Irom nome ine weeKiy fetar. Uiarlie

touring car chassis weighing two and'and hUs famfly are well and prosper-

one-half tons. The car made the trip "ua 41
to Bordeaux and back in two days,
carrying five passengers, much bag-1 Mr- and Mrs. Forest I Day, their
gage and sixty gallons of reserve f ueL j 80n Archie S. Day, and son-in-law
The motor is designed to burn Mgas-:a?ld darter, Mr. and Mrs. Preston
oU," a heavy petroleum product re-iD Redstone, all of Westfield, Maine,
maining after the kerosene has beenare the and "J conclude to
extracted. It costs here 12 cents their home here.

gallon as compared with 56 cents fori

e-asoline. The car made about seven 1 Paty Gnien University student and

miles to the gallon and about 280 risin& 7onng newspaper worker, re re-miles
miles re-miles on a gallon of lubricating oiL : to Gainesville this evening after
So fw -wief of wfmn tttavtV a Christmas visit to his mother and

out at two cents a mile.
Experts in charge of



i brother here.


This Is the monument unveiled at .Spring Place, Gaa few days ago to
John Howard Payne, author of "Home, Sweet Home." Members of the Old
Guard of Atlanta, a historic organization composed of" some of the best best-known
known best-known business men of the city, are shown back of the monument. Spring
Place was selected as the site of the monument because it was there that
Payne was nnvsted and held In prison for a while because of his sympathy
with the Cherokee Indians at the time that 14.000 of them were forcibly
removed from their homes in Georgia.

ment nrediet & creat future for th

type of motor. The engine used was', i IN SELF-DEFENSE

found too small for the weight it had j iLouisville, Ky., Dec 26 (By the
to pull, but an average speed of thirty ; Associated Press). A woman's story

miles an hour was maintained, which of a quarrel and shot and her vigil
was regarded as credtiable. The! from dusk to dawn over the body of
"semi-Diesel" type of motor, its ; the man she killed is being checked by
friends say, not only costs less for jthe police here today. "I -killed my
upkeep but is simpler and therefore friend," Mrs. Olive L. 'Jones, thirty-

cheaper to make than the standard i two, a pretty divorcee, announced as

type. Experiments are being conduct conducted
ed conducted with the idea of using this new en-

she entered police
daylight Monday.

headquarters at
It was the first

gine on the automobile buses of Paris knowledge the police had that O. L.
'i Black an auto salesmanager, hard

In their dealings with Turkey the i been killed Sunday afternoon, in 'the
Allies appear to be stooping to con-woman's department. Mrs. Jones said

'cur. Washington Post. she fired in self-defense, V



Ocala Evening Star

- Pabllafced Every Day Except Sunday by
II. J. Blttlacer, Prealdeat
H. D. Leaveasood, Vlee-Prealdeat
J. H. BeBjamln, Editor
Entered at Ocala. Fla., postoffice as
aecond-cla&a matter.
Bnalaea Of flee Five-One
Editorial Department Two-Severn
Society Reporter Five-One
The Associated Press is exclusively
entitled for the use for republication of
all news dispatches credited to it or not
otherwise- credited in this paper and
also the local news published herein.
All .rights of republication -of special
dispatches herein are also reserved.
One year, in advance 16.00
61x months, in advance 3.00
Three months, in advance 1.50
One -month, in advance 60
Display Hate 15 cents per Inch for
consecutive insertions. Alternate lnser
. tions 25 per cent, additional. Compos!
tion charges on ads. that run less than
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position 25 per cent additionaL Rates
based on four-inch minimum. Less than
four inches will take a higher rate.
which will be furnished upon applica
Readlnar N'otlceat Five cents per line
for first insertion; three cents per line
tor- eacn suosequent insertion. One
change a week allowed on readers
without extra composition charges.
Lgai advertisements at legal rates.
. In the last three days, three of our
friends have inquired of us, in a dis
paraging way, why we asked the opin
ion of the nreachers of the town oft
the return of Arbuckle to the shadow
. stage, and why we did not ask the
- opinion of other people. Some few
other gentlemen have hinted to us
Liai, we were secunu cuusui tu n muie
and "we hear of others who have more
thnn hintprl it. and ot.Vipr tViincst. Of
-. the inquirers, one was a lawyer, one a
merchant and one a working man,
who by virtue of having left the print
of his hobnails in various parts of
France, has, in our opinion, a right to
take part in any public discussion.
These gentlemen being widely apart
in age, occupation and temperament,
it has occurred to us that thev are
representative, and many others of
our readers ma v he from Missouri on
this question.
We will take the world into our
confidence and put it wise to some of
I wrilr4Ti a at mii bntinnofo1 tw5ti1
In the first dace, we did not ask the
- preachers alone for their opinion, nor
in the dispatehes of some papers that
are larger than this modest (in size)
rag that a number of woman's clubs
were combating letting down the bars
to fatty and at once inquired thru our
phone of the president of the Ocala
Woman's Club if we could obtain an
expression of opinion from that body
. on the subject. She said she thought
we could, at the same time giving her
own oninion against Arbuckle. Sever
al other members of that organization
have individually told us that they
regarded Arbuckle pictures as a con contamination.
tamination. contamination. A few minutes after we
phoned to the president of the Wom Woman's.
an's. Woman's. Club, we asked our society re reporter
porter reporter to make a similar request of
. the -Business and Professional Wom Woman's
an's Woman's Club. It was not until after this,
by several hours that we asked for
the Woman's Club and the B. & P. W.
. Club have not held meetings since our
request was made, so they have not
been able to express an opinion. The
preachers gave their opinion individu-
. ally and could do so in a short time.
, All their letters came in early Satur Saturday,
day, Saturday, and it was practicable to print
. them that day. They were all inter interesting
esting interesting the opposition to them by
. some of our readers shows that, and
we venture to say that the opposition
would make a mighty poor out at com
bating their arguments.
Now, the question is, why not ask
,.,the preachers? Some say that preach preachers
ers preachers should confine themselves to ex-nlaininp-
and insisting unon rjrmeinle
. 0 f-j & x
and never applying principle to indi individuals.
viduals. individuals. That would suit the immoral
to a nicety. Denounce sin on the
broad principle alone, and the average
man will either think he is not com com-miting
miting com-miting that sin in a sinful way, or
that he has a good excuse. The men
who have shaken the world and forced
it forward have been men who have,
when necessary, said who was who
and what was what. John the Baptist
... ... ...
rtlrt tint oAvty-l i fc r-T-r w i
u nut suiuu up in me ajuaguguc
and read the ten commandments he
told Herod and Herodias what they
were, and his name has been a power
to conjure with thru the centuries
A preacher or a priest has no more
personal influence with the editor of
this, paper than any other man. In
public -affairs we judge them by what
theydo or say. It is idle for any per
son to' say that a preacher does not
have influence. If he has been with
his church for any length of time, and
is acceptable to his congregation, it
is only reasonable to infer that he has

more influence than any one else in
the cnttrch.1 We will not stop to argue

whether a church has a right to exer exercise
cise exercise power in secular affairs. It does,
and we all know it does, and being a
factor it must be reckoned with. We
don't like it and won't mind when a

church says we mustn't go fishing ori
play setback on Sunday, but when it
denounces drunkenness, gambling,
rottenness in public affairs and such
debauchery as ,was proven on Ar Arbuckle,
buckle, Arbuckle, we are ready to pull right
along with it. No man of sense will
deny that a large proportion of the
best men and women in every commu community
nity community belong to some church or other,
and that their views or morality are
not founded on superstition, but on the
experience of the ages.
Nobody of any experience in public
affairs believes there is any mercy 01 01-goodness
goodness 01-goodness in the proposition to give
Arbuckle a chance to "come back."
The truth is that a large number of
Arbuckle films were made before the
debauch that brought him into unsav unsavory
ory unsavory notoriety, and the owners of the
films; in the wave of wrath that
swept the country when Arbuckle's
infamy was known, knew it would not
do to exhibit them. These men are of
the same breed who profiteered on our
country during the war. They would
reduce our American manhood to
serfdom, they would sell our Ameri American
can American girls to the brothels, they would
do anything that the vilest mind could
conceive, to make money. And Will
Hays is their tool. They don't care care-three
three care-three hoots in hell whether Fatty Ar Arbuckle
buckle Arbuckle comes back. They want their
money to come back, and as much
more as they can bilk the American
people out of.
Christ said, "Go and sin no more."
He didn't tell the lady to put on her
Sunday clothes, and set up a sideshow
at the circus, charging people ten
cents admission to see a woman who
he had helped out of a bad scrape.
Fellow citizens, nearly every person
in America from ten years up has
heard of the infamy of Arbuckle. How
do you like the idea of your wife or
sweetheart or sister, your little boy
or girl, attending a movie and seeing
the face of Fatty Arbuckle on the
screen, and subconsciously calling to
mind the filth he wallowed in and the
murder for which he came in the
skin of his teeth of conviction?
General Woods wants Filipinos
taught "higher respect for' the law.
After they graduate they might be
brought over here as teachers. To
ledo Blade.
An increasing number of brides ki
search of trousseau bargains seem to
be attending the special sales of the
oidnance department. Norfolk Virginian-Pilot.
As we read the ship subsidy bill,
Uncle Sam makes a present of his
merchant ships to somebody and then
pays him to take them away. New
York Evening World.
"On the Square," west side. Oysters
and fish daily. Open all night tf
Wholesale executions at Athens
suggest that the revolutionary gov
ernment has taken "the glory that
was Greece" and knocked the "1" out
of it. Norfolk Virginian-Pilot.
The lame-duck situation presents a
pretty serious problem to the best
thought of our common country and,
if we don't give 'em jobs, they'll re
taliate by resuming the practice of
law. Columbus State Journal.
It takes England three days to hold
an election, but it takes the United
States three months to get over one.
New York Tribune.
The Baltimore and Philadelphia
steamers of Merchants & Miners from
Jacksonville supply exceptional and
economical trips. Full information on
request to Mr. C. M. Haile, General
Agent, Jacksonville. It
These days the life of an ex-mem
ber of the Greek cabinet seems to be
no more safe than a pedestrian's.
Norfolk Virginian-Pilot.
A man in New Orleans was injured
by a barrel of wine falling from a
truck, which emphasizes the argu
ments of the advocates of light wines
New York Tribune.
Business man says that all the
girls' colleges should be burned down.
If the girls aren't more careful about
throwing away lighted cigarets, hi3
wish may be fulfilled. New York
Let us supply your groceries. Reas
onable prices and prompt delivery our
slogan. Main Street Market. Phone
108. 1-tf
Our government was founded on
system of "checks and balances," but
it seems to be evoluted into a system
of checks and deficits. Columbia Re
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We are sorry that all the people
who so willingly contributed to the in industrial
dustrial industrial school's Christmas tree could
not attend the celebration and see how
much happiness it caused. The event
occurred at the school's new auditor auditorium
ium auditorium at 8:30 Saturday evening. The
dining room and school room, by the
arrangement of folding doors thrown
back were joined into one big hall,
which was prettily decorated. The
schoolroom was in semi-darkness, and
back in one corner was the Christmas
tree, glowing with tiny lights, which
gave a fine effect. The girls who were
going to take part in the little per performance
formance performance were also in the school room,
while the majority sat out in the audi auditorium
torium auditorium with the visitors, of whom
there were twenty-five or thirty.
Rev. C. H. Trout offered prayer, and
then the entertainment began. The
program hat been prepared by Mrs.
Stearns and Miss McCreary, the two
teachers, and was conducted by the
former, it was as follows:
Song: Silent Night.
A Letter to Santa: Willie Mae Pitt Pitt-man.
man. Pitt-man. Christmas Telephone: Sarah Myers.
Christmas Shopping: Edna Wilson.
Song, "Eve in Toyland": Nine Lit Little
tle Little Girls.
Grandma's Mistake: Bessie Mosley.
Miss Prim's Christmas: Agnes Van
The Day After Christmas: Dorothy
Good-Night: Aline Myers.
Song, "Ting a Ling"; Nine Little
Cantata, "The Angel and the Star."
It was very prettily carried out, and
you will have to go a long way to find
a party that can sing as sweetly as
the industrial school girlg. The sing singing
ing singing in groups was led by Miss Miekle,
who has given much unselfish care in
training the voices of the girls.
Then the door swung open, and
amid much applause in marched Santa
Claus with a big sack on his back.
His face was hidden, but anybody who
ever saw. old Company A march would
have recognized the legs of Frank
Gates, one of the staunchest friends
of the school. With his advent the
distribution of gifts began. Several
smart girls were enlisted as Santa's
couriers, and it was not long before
each happy recipient had her pres present?.
ent?. present?. The subscription money had

been wisely invested by the superin superintendent,
tendent, superintendent, Miss Sina Kite, and beside
the girls received many other pres presents,
ents, presents, nearly all being remembered

f 'om their homes, and many from the ; t
friends they have made in Ocala and
elsewhere. Their arms were full and : g
their faces were radiant when they i
started for their rooms and dormi-' H
tories. J
Monday, the girls had a great bigijj
dinner, more than "they all could pos-1 H
sibly, possibly eat," as the old song ; S
goes. They are well taken care of 365

days m the year, but Christmas,
Thanksgiving and some other festal j
occasions mean real banquets. Cook Cooking
ing Cooking and arranging the tables and din-j
mg rooms is part of their education,
and they take to it with great pro- j
ficiency. i
The fund for the Christmas tree j
and the Christmas dinner was $152 1
collected by the Star, and $26.25 left I
over from last year. In addition to j
this a dollar from "B. Round, Pitts-!
fcurgh, Pa., was received on Christ- $J
mas aay, making the entire sum
$179.25. I
The school is in fine condition. I
There are now three buildings, all well j
furnished and kept in the height of j
neatness by the scholars. The grounds :
are pretty and clean. The school and I
its bright-looking and neatly clad j
pupils is an ornament to Marion j
county and a credit to the state. j
The school now has seventy-five
pupils. The staff consists of Miss j
Sina Kite, the superintendent; Miss
Nellie McCreary, stenographer; Mrs. J
Mary Johnson, housekeeper; Mrs. A. I
Abbott, matron; Mrs. I. B. Stearns and j
Miss Essie McCreary, teachers. This j
is a very efficient force, and they un- j
doubtedly have the confidence and i
good will of their pupils, the state of officers
ficers officers and the many friends they have
in Ocala and all other places where
they are known.
Good old Georges Clemenceau is es especially
pecially especially anxious while on our hospi hospitable
table hospitable shores to ascertain the sentiment
of our plain, common people and we
see that he has already chatted at j
some length with Elbert II. Gary, John j
D. Rockefeller Jr., Elihu Root and
thauncey M. Depew. Ohio State

W. K. Lane, M. D physician and j uals who are indignant about some- j has never produced a champion foot foot-surgeon,
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go ahead." That's mighty sage advice. It's a wise shopper
who takes it to heart.
Glance through the advertising columns of this paper and in a
few minuets you can set yourself right on numerous things you
either want to buy now or at some future date.
Advertising has stabilized prices. The advertiser names his
price the same for all. You can know that in paying it, you're
getting the same deal as the next one.
'Be sure you're right." It's a duty you owe your pocketbook.
Advertising has helped to standardize quality. Only the best
of wares are spread out for you on these printed pages. The men
who advertise here are making publicly certain claims, on the
fullfillment of which depends their commercial success.
"Be sure you're right."
Advertisements give you news of the latest and best things
made with word as to what they cost and what they will do. They
put before your eyes the pick of the country's market and the
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your taste and fits your pocketbook.
Buy with your mind made up. Let the advertisements guide
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as to number our days, that we may
apply oar hearts unto wisdom. Psalm
0: 12.

"We are just now beginning to look
a dollar in the face," says Lloyd
George. We have been on more famil familiar
iar familiar terms for a long time. We have
been kissing them good-bye for years.
Syracuse Post-Standard.

A Word
To the Wise!
There's a time for all things.
It's now time to have your
car painted and topped. The
fall season's here and a paint
job done now will stay a year.
Bring your car to us and be
satisfied. When better paint
jobs are done Spencer-Ped-rick
Motor Company will do

If you have any news items for this

department, phone five-one.


(Evening Star Dec. 25, 1902)
Everybody in Ocala had a delight delightful
ful delightful Christmas. Home sociability was
the keynote of the day and even what

It's all over but paying the bills, !ffcW Por PPle we have were served

and that doesn't have to be done until

next year.

We hope the oounty commissioners

will have the courthouse clock set up

before it causes any more people to
miss trains.

Mr. Cranford Standley with the
First National Bank of Gainesville,
spent Christmas in Ocala.

Miss Eleanor Tremere of Belleview
is the guest of Mrs. Douglas Bailey
in Clearwater, and expects to visit
Wauchula before returning home.
Mr. C. G. Rose has purchased a
handsome Nash six touring car from
Bialock brothers.





Mr. Raymond Wass has returned to
Ocala, having spent Christmas with
relatives in Jacksonville.

Mr. M. A. Ten Eyck spent Christ Christmas
mas Christmas day in Jacksonville with relatives.

Mr. John Dozier returned Sunday
evening from a short business and
pleasure trip to Orlando.


Mr. Asher Frank of Tampa has re returned
turned returned home after a pleasant visit in
Ocala with, his sister, Mrs. Max


Leave Palatka.
Arrive Ocala..
Leave Ocala
Arrive Paiatka

.8:00 A. M.
.11:45 A. M

. .2:00 P. M.

..6:00 P.M.

Ocala leaving point. Ocala House.
Palatka leaving point, James hotel

Route via Anthony, Sparr,

Citra, Orange Springs, Kenwood

and Rodman.

C. P. PILLANS, Prop.

Ocala, Phone 527

Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Fowler of Mid Mid-dlofield,
dlofield, Mid-dlofield, Conn., are at the Hotel Lay Lay-ton
ton Lay-ton for several weeks.

Mr. and Mrs. Lester Marsh of At Atlanta
lanta Atlanta arrived in Ocala Saturday and
are the guests of Mr. Marsh's mother,
Mrs. Robert Marsh.

Mr. Charles Woods, who now makes
him home in Orlando, where he is
connected with the Morning Sentinel,

is spending Christmas in Ocala with

his parent sand other relatives.

Dr. and Mrs. Sylvan McElroy and
son, Buster of Orlando, returned home
this afternoon, after a pleasant
Christmas visit in Ocala guests of Dr.
and Mrs. H. C. Dozier.

We buy second-hand furniture. Ap Apply
ply Apply at Farmers Supply Company, Ex Exposition
position Exposition street. tf

Mrs. I. J. Spencer, daughter, Miss

Jessie and son, Mr. H. Gail Spencer of

Lexington, Ky., are spending the win winter
ter winter in Florida and are comfortably
situated at the Hotel Layton.

with a bountiful dinner by the
thoughtfulness of Rev. L. B. Warren.
Miss Mary Bull arrived this morn morning
ing morning from Minneapolis, where she has

been at school for the past year and a

half. She stopped in Atlanta to visit
her sister, Mrs. A. H. Foster.
Mrs. P. H. Halligan and her daugh daughter,
ter, daughter, Pauline of Kantz, Ind., who have
be n spending the past five of six
weeks with her sister, Mrs. A. E.
Delouest, returned to her home yes yesterday.
terday. yesterday. Miss Clara Gray, daughter of Rev.
C. M. Gray of St. Petersburg, came

up Wednesday and will be the guest
of Miss Georgia Smith during the
holidays. Miss Gray formerly lived
here while her father was rector of
Gace Episcopal church. The editor
acknowledges a call from the fair St.

Petersburg lady and regrets his ab

sence from the office.

Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Foster of At Atlanta
lanta Atlanta have a little daughter at their
home. Mrs. Foster was formerly
Miss Sara Bull of this city End has
many friends here who will be glad
to know that she is well and happy.
Master Edwin Hopkins of Orange
Lake spent Christmas with his young
friend, Edwin Reardon. The latter
accompanied the former home this
afternoon and will enjoy a week of

fishing and hunting.
Ocala Ten Years Ago
(Evening Star Dec. 25, 1902)
Mr. and Mrs. Percy L. Billingsley

and their sons arrived last night from
Spokane, Wash., where they have been
since the early part of the summer.
There was a big reunion of the
Cam family yesterday at the resi residence
dence residence of Mr. and Mrs. Baxter Cam
There was a big dinner and a good

time generally.

Mr. C. B. Strickland, manager of
the Z. C. Chambliss farms, accident accidentally
ally accidentally shot himself this morning thru
his left forearm with a .32-caliber re revolver.
volver. revolver. Mr. Morris Smith has returned to
Jacksonville after spending Christmas
with his father, Dr. D. M. Smith. Mr.

Smith is one of the most popular
Ocala boys and when he returns home

his friends give him a most cordial



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The community Christmas tree
which was held Saturday night on the
civic center lot was the occasion for

much pleasure to young and old alike.

The program was scheduled to begin
at seven o'clock and at least for an

hour and a half before that time the

crowd began to arrive and when the
program began the automobiles were
lined up on three sides of the civic

center lot, besides the hundreds of

people who came on foot.

The Christmas tree which was the
center of interest was as perfect a

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Louis H. Chazal who is here j beautif ully decorated with Christmas

Arrival and departure of passenger
The following schedule figures pun punished
ished punished as information and not guar guar-.ateed.
.ateed. guar-.ateed. (Eastern Standard Time)
Leave for Station Arrive from
2:15 am St. Petersburg 2:27 :jn
2:27 am Jacksonville 2:15 am
1:45 pm Jacksonville 8:24 pm
3:24 pm St. Petersburg 1:25 pm
6:15 am Jacksonville 9:00 pm
8:30 pm Homosassa 1:16 pm
7:10 am (p) Wilcox 6:45 pm

7:25 am (j) Lakeland 11:03 pm

(p) Monday, Wednesday. Friday,
j) Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday.

Leave for Station Arrive from

2:34 am Jacksonville-N'York 1:55 am
1 : 50 pm Jacksonville 1:15 pm

4:06 pm Jacksonville 4:06 pm


1:55 am St. Petersburg 2:34 am
2:55 am NTork-St. Petrsburg 1:35 am
1:55 am Tampa 2:34 am

1:35 pm Tampa-Manatee 1:30 pm
8:00 pm Tampa-St. Petrsburg 4:05 pm

M. and Mrs. L. W. Duval have as

their guests for Christmas Mr. Mc-

Dougal and sister, Mrs. Williams of

lizabethtown, Ky., who arrived in

Ocala Friday and Mr. E. A. Efird of

Leesburg, who came Sunday.

Misses Elizabeth and Margaret

Hocker will go to Leesburg tomorrow

to visit their aunt, Mrs. E. H. Mote

After a visit there Mr. and Mrs. Mote
and the Misses Hocker will take a

motor trip to Tampa and points of

interest in that vicinity.


wonderful lines of
all suitable for

from Columbia, S. C, will return to

his newspaper work Saturday. He is

one of the staff of that fine old paper,

the Columbia State, and is in love with

his profession.

Misses Susie Morris and Jettie Mc-

Conn, two ladies in the Ocala tele telephone
phone telephone exchange, left today for Lough Lough-man,
man, Lough-man, where they will visit until Sun

day with Miss McConn's sister, Mrs.

Mrs. Earl Yancey and daughter,

Mary Elizabeth left last night for

their new home in Brazil. They will

sail from New York on the 28th.

Mr. Whitfield Palmer has returned

from Dunedin, where he spent Christ

mas with his mother. Mr. Harry Pal Palmer
mer Palmer of Tampa, also spent Christmas

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The eight o'clock dancing club held

its annual Christmas dance last night
at the Woman's Club. Besides the

regular members present there were

a number of friends and out of town

guests. The music was excellent and

the evening delightful. During the

intermission refreshments were serv


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decorations and lighted by colored
electric lights, and at the very top

shone forth a beautiful tinsel star.

The program was carried out as had

Deen arranged Dy tne committee m
charge. The Christmas hymns were
sung accompanied by a number of the

high school orchestra, and the chil

dren's chorus sang one of the well

known carols. The band with Coburn's

minstrels delighted all with several

selections to the enjoyment of all.

The Coburn musicians were most ac accommodating
commodating accommodating and those present were

certainly indebted to them for a real

musical treat.

Santa Claus was present, as real as
could be, and as the program was

concluded was busy distributing to

the children candies, nuts and fruits,

The crowd then began to disperse
but a few here and there remained to
admire the tree which stood forth
sheding its radiance, a symbol of the
Yuletide which brings such cheer and
good will as the birthday of our
Savior is celebrated each year.
The special committee of the Wom Woman's
an's Woman's Club which had the tree in
charge has completed its work suc successfully,
cessfully, successfully, and although the task was

hard and the work strenuous, the
ladies were well paid with success and
happiness to many.


Mrs. T. E. Bridges has as her guest

Miss Lottie May Mclnnis of Lamar,
S. C, who arrived in Ocala yesterday.
She is the first of a number of guests
who will form a very jolly houseparty
ac the home of Mrs. Bridges. Misses
Harriet and Sara Lucius of Columbia,
S. C, Miss Margret McLin, Miss Eve

lyn Hill and Mr. Charles B. McLin of

Orlando, will arrive tomorrow.
A telegram was received in Ocala
yesterday announcing the arrival of

a dainty little baby girl at the home j
of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Seyle in!

Greenville, S. C. The proud parents
and delighted grandparents, Mr. and

Mrs. D. S. Woodrow, are receiving
con gratulations on such a wonderful
Christmas present. The little lady
arrived "Christmas day, which also is
the birthday of her mother.
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where he has had many years exper

ience as an auctioneer, selling both
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The more our customers see of our
methods of handling fresh meats, the
better we like it. Come to see us.
Main Street Market. Phons 103. tf




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ular regular advertising- accounts.
LOST Brown catchel between union
station and court house square.
Contains $820 note, jewelry and
clothing. Reward for return to the
Star office. 12-25-3t
FOR RENT Furnished or unfur unfurnished
nished unfurnished down stairs apartment, four
rooms and private bath and private
entrance. Phone 450 or see Dr. W.
K. Lane. 22-tf
FOR SALE A beautiful nine-room
house with two acres cf ground, all
in Ocala. G. P. Hallagan, 316 N.
Pond Str., Ocala, Fla. '2-21-6t
FOR RENT My lower apartment
after January 1, 1923. Mrs. W. M.
McDowell, 233 Fort King Ave. 6t
SMOCKING Applique, designing,
machine hemstitching; suggestions
for gifts, prizes and hope chests.
Forenoons. Mrs. Grimbly, 701 Okla Okla-waha
waha Okla-waha Ave., Ocala. Phone 409. 16-tf
hustler who knows Ocala and had
collecting experience can handle
the proposition. Steady employ employment
ment employment with good concern to right
party; Apply giving first letter
age, experience, salary expected and
earliest report for duty. Address,
"Business," care Ocala Star. 15-tf
FOR RENT Furnished apartment,
four rooms, private bath, private
entrance. Will rent to reliable party
for several months. Immediate pos possession.
session. possession. -801 South Tuscawilla St.
For further particulars call phone
604. 12-12-tf
WANTED Ford coupe body; must
be in good condition. Apply to
O'Neal & Holly. Phone 516. 19-llt
FOR RENT Down stairs apartment,
four rooms and bath; modern con conveniences.
veniences. conveniences. Unfurnished apart apartments.
ments. apartments. Phone 450 or see Dr. W. K.
Lane. 24-tf
FOR SALE One good gentle mar,
extra fine buggy or saddle horse;
also two nice Jersey cows and two
Jersey heifers. One of the cows
will be fresh by January. Will
ell cheap or trade for land near
town. W. D. Cam. 23-tf
SALESMAN Accident and Health
insurance man, Marion county. Lib Liberal
eral Liberal contract. Annual premiums.
Address Box 224, Groveland, Flor Florida.
ida. Florida. 12-20-6t
"OR RENT Part of my farm, 40 to
70 acres, as good trucking land as
there is in the county. Standing
' rent or share crop. Stock and tools
furnished. Free of stumps. Call on
or write T. O. Thrash, Ocala. 10-tf
The mother-in-law has always pre predominated
dominated predominated among the jokes; there therefore
fore therefore no but the Princess Hermine's
children can realize what a joke a
father-in-law can be. Chicago Jour Journal
nal Journal of Commerce.
A total of 1,007 newspapers were
in operation in Canada in 1920. The
language of publication is stated as
English for 912 papers, French for
66 papers, German for 5 and 24 news newspapers
papers newspapers representing 12 foreign langu languages.
ages. languages. "No war unless the people vote for
it," says a suffragette, but adds noth nothing
ing nothing about an invading people who
don't wait to vote. Wall Street Jour Jour-naL
naL Jour-naL Borah says Clemenceau is respon responsible
sible responsible for conditions in Europe. Mr.
Borah, meet Mr. Hohenzollern. Win Winnipeg
nipeg Winnipeg Free Press.'
Many men who run for office are
still limping. Boston Shoe and Leath Leather
er Leather Reporter.

If you have any local or society
items for the Star, phone five-one.

Miss Mary Kemp of Martel was a
visitor in Ocala today.
Mr. John Batts spent Christmas in
Ocala with his parents and his brother.
Prince and Fussell,
Plumbing and Electrical Contractors
Successors to H. W. Tucker
Phone 300. tf
Mr. Sam Hickel is enjoying his
Christmas in Ocala with hi3 parents,
Mr. and Mrs. S. Hickel.
Mis3 Ellene Walker of Olga, has
returned to her home after a Christ Christmas
mas Christmas visit to her cousins, Mr. and Mrs.
Mr. Raiford Simomns of Statesville,
Ga., joined his wife in Ocala for
Christmas at the home of Judge and
Mrs. L. E. Futch.
Dr. T. C. Thompson of Jacksonville,
spent Christmas day with his mother,
Mrs. J. M. Thompson at her home on
Fot King avenue.
Gardner's famous fruit cake, layer
cake, pound cake and raisin cake at
Main Street Market. Phone 108. 10-tf
Mr. Joe Breanan who is construct constructing
ing constructing the Bonita roadway, spent Christ Christmas
mas Christmas with his family, returning to
Levy county last evening.
Mrs. LaGonaka of Smithville, Ga.,
arrived in Ocala Saturday afternoon
to spend Christmas with her brother,
Mr. J. G. Batts and family.
Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Minter and two
children of Cassita, Ga., arrived in
Ocala Christmas eve for a week's visit
with Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Preer.
Miss Eva Sherouse of Citra is
spending the Christmas holidays with
her grandmother, Mrs. M. J. Sherouse
at her home on East Washington
Messrs. Wheeler and Robert Will Williams
iams Williams of Orlando have returned home
after a pleasant Christmas in Ocaia,
guests of their Bister, Mrs. J. R.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Malever had
for their Christmas guests Mr. and
Mrs. Z. Meyer and children from Sa Savannah.
vannah. Savannah. Mrs. Meyer is Mrs. Mal Mal-ever's
ever's Mal-ever's sister.
Mrs. Clarence Phillips and two lit little
tle little daughters, Mary Ellen and Louis,
of Jacksonville, are holiday guests of
Mrs. George L. Taylor, at her home
cn East Fort King avenue.
Dr. and Mrs. D. N. Johnson and
daughter, Miss Susie Johnson will
spend the winter in Ocala with Mr.
and Mrs. Hunnicutt and in Palatka
with Mrs. Hunnicutt's brother, Dr. H.
A. Johnson.
Among those who were made happy
Christmas day were the prisoners at
the county jail. Mr. Sheffield saw
they were all filled up to the eyes with
the best of food, and they were a well
conter-ied lot when the meal was
Miss Rosalie Isaacr who has been
visiting her aunt, Mrs. Joseph Mal Malever,
ever, Malever, left Sunday morning for Jack Jacksonville,
sonville, Jacksonville, where she spent Christmas
with her parents. She is expected to
return to Ocala the latter part of the
Mr. and Mrs. John R. DeVane of
Jacksonville, Christmas guests of Mr.
and Mrs. Port V. Leavengood, return returned
ed returned home last night. Mr. DeVane spent
his boyhood days in Ocala and his
many friends were glad to see him
Mr. and Mrs. G. M. Nichols of Mar Marion,
ion, Marion, Ohio, arrived Sunday for a visit
with their son, Dr. H. C. Nichols. This
is their first trip to Florida and the
sensation of leaving good sleighing
and zero weather to encounter our
Florida sunshine is an agreeable one
to them.
Melville's Comedians opened their
week's engagement last night with the
"Cinderella Girl." The Melville com company
pany company is playing here in its big tent
theater under the auspices of the
Marion County Post, American Le Legion.
gion. Legion. The play was entertaining and
the audience, which was large, was
most attentive. The Melville Com Comedians
edians Comedians are old favorites in Ocala and
last night's performance was equally
as good if not better than those of
last year.
The Star office is minus one of its
regular carrier boys today. Lewis
Marsh while playing yesterday morn morning
ing morning was unfortunate enough to receive
several powder burns. We hope he j

will be able to be out in a few days.

We Arc Able to Perceive the
Blue in the Sky
The reason why :he sky is blue was
found out by Prof. John Tyndall (1S20 (1S20-1S93),
1S93), (1S20-1S93), the famous British physicist.
In explaining this. The Book of
Knowledge" (edited by Arthur Mee of
Temple Chambers, London, and Hol Holland
land Holland Thompson, Ph. D., of the College
of the City of New York) says: The
sky gets its light from the sun. When
the sun is away, the sky Is dark.
Therefore, the blue of the sky must be
somehow thrown to our eyes from
something In the sky which keeps all
the other colors in the white light of
the sun, and throws back the blue;
and that Is what happens. The sky is
filled with countless tiny specks
which we may call dust specks of
solid stuff hanging in the air. These
are of Just such a size that they
catch the bigger waves of light, which
make the other colors, but throw to
our eyes the shorter waves of light,
which make blue. If you could do
away with all the solid stuff In the
air, the sky would be dark, and all the
Hght of the daytime would come di directly
rectly directly from the sun. Skylight is re reflected
flected reflected sunlight, but only the blue part
of It."

Why Certain Flowers Have Perfume
That Is Designed to Attract Pollen-Bearing
Who does not know the trillium?
All the parts to this flower are ar arranged
ranged arranged In threes three leaves, three
petals, three sepals, and a tripartite j
seed case. 1
Some trilliums stand up dear and j
white, others bend their heads. Some, j
like the painted trilliums, grow in clus- j
ters of delicate white and purple
flowers. When walking through the
woods in early spring you sometimes
find a purple trillium. Bend down and
smell it. The chances are that it
smells like carrion.
'Why do you ask me to sniff such a
scent," you protest. "Odor is all a
matter of viewpoint," I answer. "We
call some odors perfumes Qd some
stenches. A flower has an odor to at attract
tract attract the insects that are to scatter
its pollen. The trillium attracts car carrion
rion carrion flies. You see plenty of purple
trilliums, do you not? The flies do
their work well. The odor served.
Then what ground have you to call It
How Turkish Women Are Advancing.
Women are beginning to do the
work of men In the near eastern coun.
tries, a thing unheard of before the
war, according to Mary Mills Patrick,
president of Constantinople Woman's
college, who has come to this country
to raise a fund for three American
colleges In the Near East. "Today we
are called upon to each practical iub-jects,-
she said. "We have opened
a commercial department to train
girls for ofllce work. They are in such
demand that we can scarcely keep
them through to finish a short course.
If they have the slightest knowledge
of business methods and can speak a
little English they are snapped up for
ofllce work In Constantinople." Wom Women
en Women are also taking up courses In sci scientific
entific scientific agriculture, she said.
Why Called "White House."
The home of the President was
named the "White House" after the
home of Martha Washington in New
Kent county, Virginia, in which her
wedding occurred. Washington had
many pleasant memories of that resi residence
dence residence and he suggested the building
of a "White House" for the Presi Presidents.
dents. Presidents. The house is constructed of
Virginia freestone, which la excessive excessively
ly excessively porous, and consequently would be
very damp in the interior were it
not for a thick coat of white lead,
which Is applied about once In ten
years at great expense.
How Clams Propagate.
Clams are propagated by spawning
the same as fish, the eggs being fertil fertilized
ized fertilized In the water and hatching quick quickly;
ly; quickly; the young larvae known as "v ell ell-giro,
giro, ell-giro, swim on the surface for a few
days until, their shells becoming
heavier, they sink to the bottom and
attach themselves to seaweed or
stones ; they are then known as "spat,"
In a year these are an Inch long and
are old enough to spawn In their turn ;
the breeding season Is In May, June
and July. Clam beds are now re restocked
stocked restocked artificially.
Why Theory Is Untenable,
Apropos of the combined heat and
crime wave In Paris. French psychol psychologists
ogists psychologists are reviving the old theory that
high temperature and crime go hand
In hand. They instance the violence
and cruelty of the Spaniard, ignoring
facts that do not fit their theory. Why
not look upon the tyrants and tor torturers
turers torturers of Siberia as natural products
of the frigid air? Scientific-American.
How Orange Grove Is Heated.
Saving the citrus fruit from damag damaging
ing damaging frosts Is the aim of a California
inventor who has produced a huge
fan. or propeller, which is mounted on
a 20-foot tower, says Popular Mechan Mechanics
ics Mechanics Magazine. An electric motor is in installed
stalled installed to drive the propeller blades,
which are so constructed that they
draw the warmer air from above, and
circulate It throughout the grove.
How He Broke the News.
"3111." said the foreman after the
accident, "did you break the news to
Mrs. -Murphy about her husband get get-rlng
rlng get-rlng blown sky-high In the explosion?"
"I did."
"Did you break it gently?"
"I did. I told her that Tom got
that raise he'd been looking for.
American Lesion Weekly.


PriCCS: 55, 85, $1.10, SI.65, tax included. Seals Tuesday, Ccnrt Pharmacy

All Knights Templar are requested
to bring their Knights Templar uni uniforms
forms uniforms for installation Dec. 27th. Be
at the Masonic hail at 7:0 p. m.
A. L. Lucas, E. Com,
B. L. Adams, Recorder. 26-2t
The Lausanne Conference creaked
from faulty distribution of oil, but
there was an uninterrupted supply of
gas. Norfolk Virginia-Pilot.
"What is the present condition of
the ultimate consumer?" asks a great
economist. That's easy. He is just
about two jumps ahead of the sher sheriff.
iff. sheriff. New York American.
According to our notion, the Near
East is just as near as we care to
have it. Cincinnati Enquirer.
A child's character is made n $he
first four years. Let's hope that isn't
true of a peace. Toronto Star.
Fraternal Orders
Ocala Chapter No. 29, O. E. S.,
meets at the Masonic hall the second
and fourth Thursday evening of each
month at 8 o'clock.
Mrs. Julie Weibe. W. M.
Mrs. Susan Cook, Secretary.
j Tulula Lodge No. 22. J. O. O. F
(meets every Tuesday evening at 7:30
'o'clock at the Odd Fellows hall in the
third sU-ry of the Gary block. A
warm welcome always extended to
visiting brothers.
Joseph Malever. N. G.
II. G. Shealy, Secretary.
Ocala Rebekah Lodge No. 63 meets
at the Odd Fellows hall every first
and third Thursday evenings each
; month at 8 o'clock. A cordial welcome
to visiting sisters and brothers.
Mrs. M. A. Teh Eyck, N. G.
Mrs. Earl Gibbons, Secretary.
Fort Zing Camp Ho. H meets at
K. of P. hall every second and fourth
Friday evenings of each month at 8
o'clock. Visiting sovereigns art al
ways welcome.
P. W. Whiteside, C C.
Chas. K. Sage, Clerk.
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 elways welcome. Lodge rooms
upstairs over Troxlers and the Book
Shop, 113 Main street.
W. R. Pedrkk. E. B.
J. P. Galloway. Secretary.
Ocala Lodze No. 19. Conventions
held every Monday evening at 7:30;
o'clock at the castle halL A cordial;
velcome to visiting brothers.
I. U. Forbes, C C
C. K. Sage, K. cf R- S.
Fitzhugh Lee Camp No. 11, United
Spanish War Veterans, meets the!
third Friday of each month at armory
at 7:30 o'clock p. m.
F. W. Ditto, Commander.
L. T. Craft, Adjutant.
Ocala Command-
Knights Templar,
meets every sec second
ond second Friday night
in each month at
8 o'clock at the
. L. Lacas, E. C
Masonic HalL
B. L. Adams, Recorder.




Entire New Company This Year

Negotiable Storage Receipts Ittsued ou Cotton, Autoieobilea, Etc

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Income Tax Consultant
Pbone 481 Bine
Boom 23, Haider Block
Plumbing & Electrical
Foil line of material always
in stock. Estimtaes cheerfully
Needham Motor Co.
Regular conventions of the Ocala
Friday in every month at 8 p jn.
'A. L. Lucas, H. P.
B. L. Adams, Secretary.
"On the Siuar,west side. Oysters
and fish daily. Open all night tf


Phone 296
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Our plant is equipped for giv giving
ing giving you real service on your car.
We employ none bnt expert
workmen, and yon do not pay
for "breaking in" mechanics.
Let os clean op and overhaul
your car. YonTI be surprised at
the low cost of service in our
Phone 25 S 121 W. Broadway
Night Phone 533
Marion-Dunn Lodge wo. 19. P. t A.
M meets cn the first and third
Thursday evenings of each month at
7:30 o'clock until farther notice.
A. C Blowers, W. If.
B. L. Adams, Secretary,
The weak and the strong enjoy eat
ing the best fresh meats obtainable.
That's the kind to be found at the
Main Street Market. Phono 108. tf

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