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OCALA., FLOBEDA, MONDAY, AUGUST 27, 1917.
VOL. 23, NO. 207.
Fair tonight and Tuesday.
Trench Hold Positions and Take More Prison
Oil THE BRITISH FRONT, QPERAT
The French are holding the gains
made on the Verdun iront against
formidable counter attacks. The
French commander reports the re repulse
pulse repulse of strong attacks last night
against newly won positions. In the
fighting yesterday, the French took
1,100 prisoners when they advanced
two-thirds of ,jsl mile or a two and a
The Germans are striking again on
tbf Aisne front but with no better
success than previously.
The British are continuing their
systematic aViation tactics against
aviation ""and 'other bases behind the
German lines. British infantry activ activ-Jties
Jties activ-Jties during the last twenty-four
hours have been confined to tranch
A desperate battle is in progress
on the Bainsizza plain north of Gor Gor-izia
izia Gor-izia on the Isonzo front with the ad advantage
vantage advantage with the Italian side, Rome
announces. An unofficial dispatch via
Amsterdam says Austrian army head headquarters
quarters headquarters admits a retirement in that
GREEK TROUBLES UP AGAIN
Athens, Aug. 27. Premier Veni Veni-zelos,
zelos, Veni-zelos, discussing in the chamber of
deputies the possibility of establish establishing
ing establishing a republic in Greece, said that
despite the weakness of fallen
king he believed royal institutions
should be given another trial "in
Greece. It was necessary to protect
opposition members from personal
attacks after it was stated that King
Constantine had not abdicated but
was dismissed by the Entente.
THROWN OUT QF WORK
Butte, Mont., Aug. 27. Thousands
of miners are idle because of a shut
down of the copper mines made nec necessary
essary necessary by the closing of the Woshoe
smelting plant, because of a strike.
MEN WANTED FOR THE NAVY
Navy Recruiting Station,
Room 211, Postoffice Building,
Ocala, Fla., Aug. 27, 1917.
' There is an urgent need of cooks
and bakers. The pay ranges from
$32.60 to $66 a month. Musicians'
pay, $41 to $83; machinists, $52 to
$84; firemen, $36 to $46.50; radio
Operators, $32.60 to $83; colored men
as waiters, $37 to $41 a month. Tele Telegraph
graph Telegraph operators will be accepted even
it they are without knowledge oi
radio telegraphy or of the continental
"-""Bakers and cooks are in great de demand
mand demand and will be enlisted as follows;
Landsmen for cooks, $32.60; cooks,
fourth, class, $36.50;-. cooks, third
class, $41, with good chances of pro promotion
motion promotion to first class cooks at $66 a
month. Landsmen for bakers, $32.60;
bakers, second class, $46.50, with good
chances for promotion to bakers of
the first class at $55.50 a month.
Now is the time for men to respond
and enlist in any of the above ratings,
as the navy pays better than any mil military
itary military branch in the world. Also these
classes include a $60 clothing outfit,
medical care and board free. Further
information may be had by writing or
calling at this office.
Wm. B. Schlereth,
Commissary Steward, U. S. N.
The Harrington Cafe is a popular
and persistent place. Popular be be-"J
"J be-"J cause there is always something good
j 7 to eat there and persistent because it
'w-Ha nnen 24 hours in the 24. It has
been a success from the hour it was
opened, and it is a seldom minute
when there isn't some one at its
tables or lunch counter.
on Verdun Front
OIIS ARE CARRIED Oil ONLY
BATTLE AT BAIHSIZZA
TEXAS HITS 110
Protest Made by All the Lone Star
State's Delegation to the
Washington, Aug. 27. A petition
asking the withdrawal of all negro
troops from Texas, signed by all
members of the Texas congressional
delegation, has been ;laid before the
president. ? White,' House' officials
would not indicate what action was
MARRIAGE AND MOBILIZATION
Dealt with in the Instructions Issued
by the Provost Marshal
Washington, Aug. 26. At the di direct
rect direct suggestion of President Wilson,
Provost Marshal General Crowder
telegraphed to all governors last
night a supplemental explanation of
regulations governing the status of
married men under the selective ser service
vice service law. No change is made, and
the purpose of the new statement is
to clear misunderstandings which
have arisen in what General Crowder
describes as a "few instances."
In a letter to Secretary of War
Baker President Wilson states his
opinion that the regulations directing
local boards "to establish the fact of
dependents in addition to the fact of
marriage ought not to be abrogated."
This leaves the regulations as they
are and the supplementary statement
is designed merely to make the ap application
plication application of rules conform among all
While the statement regarding
married men was in preparation or orders
ders orders were issued changing entirely
the mobilization arrangements pre previously
viously previously made. Congestion of r$il
traffic and the necessity of making
better provision for the reception of
the men at the cantonments dictated
Under the new orders, 5 per cent,
of the white men, preferably those
with military experience, from each
local area, will be started to the
camps September 5 instead of 30 per
cent. They will go in five daily de detachments
tachments detachments of equal size and form
skeleton company organizations.
The next 40 per cent, will go for forward
ward forward September 19 when the second
30 per cent, originally was scheduled
to go; a second 40 per cent, will go
forward October 3 instead of the
third 30 per cent., and the remaining
15 per cent, will be called up as soon
thereafter as practicable.
Local boards are directed to disre disregard
gard disregard order of liability numbers to
some extent in selecting the first b
per cent., as men of? experience, such
as cooks and former soldiers are de desired.
sired. desired. Warning is ? given, however,
against getting into this levy by rea reason
son reason of his experience any man who,
might not otherwise have been 'in 'included
cluded 'included in the first increment of the
The next regular meeting of the
Boy Scouts will be held a the library
tomorrow evening, Aug. 28y at 7:30
I o'clock. Dr. Harry Walters will dem
onstrate the best method of resusci resuscitating
tating resuscitating a drowning person, a lesson
every person needs to learn. It is
hoped that every scout will be pres present.
ent. present. Do not forget to take notes on
BY INFANTRY AND AVIATORS.
Swarm of Sea Wasps Expected to
Smother the Kaiser's
Washington, Aug. 27. Secretary
Daniels expects to submit to Congress
this week estimates for three hundred
and fifty million dollars for a great
number of destroyers which would
make the United States leader in this
type of vessel. The money will be
spent in extending ship building
plants and for new boiler and engine
plants. The country is working to its
capacity on the present program.
MODE OF FIGHTING
Giving Benefit of His Immense Bus Business
iness Business Organization to the
Detroit, Mich., Aug. 26. In manu
facturing articles for the United
States government, Henry Ford, the
Detroit manufacturer, believes he is
helping in the world fight to stamp
out militarism. He believes the war
will be shortened when Europe real realizes
izes realizes that America is engaged in war
in real earnest.
Mr. Ford is satisfied that no harm
has been done by waiting until re recently
cently recently for the war preparations. He
explains that American manufactur manufacturers
ers manufacturers now have all the benefits of
knowing of the tremendous mechan mechanical
ical mechanical advances which the war has
brought. This will bring all their
preparations up to date.
Two hundred thousand steel air airplane
plane airplane cylinders are being made by
Mr. Ford for the government; and
these will be sold to the government
at cost of production. It is announc announced
ed announced that the price will be settled after
the cylinders are made. Government
representatives and Mr. Ford will
figure the cost. The government will
then pay a fair recompense without
profit to the Ford company.. The price
when fixed will be extraordinarily
The Ford expert, it is said, has de-
veloped a method of producing a steel
cylinder at much reduced expense, and
these cylinders will be manufactured
at the rate of 1000 a day. Mr. Ford
declared 5,000 or 10,000 a day will be
produced, if needed.
In discussing his work for the gov government,
ernment, government, he expressed anew his con conviction
viction conviction that President Wilson has al always
ways always been a lover of peace. He said,
'however, that Mr. Wilson should have
the full backing of the nation in main maintaining
taining maintaining the country's honor. Every
individual should do his part with without
out without hatred toward crushing militar
ism. The first nation to disarm should
By testing out a great number of
tires in actual road service the South Southern
ern Southern Tire and Rubber company has
discovered that a shorte r cure with
less heat units will build a tire almost
proof against the summer heat of
this climate. Tests made and built
to in cooler climates haven't the ad advantage
vantage advantage of this testing. This is the
cause of an excessive amount of tire
trouble in extreme hot weather. Buy
Southerns. Sold by Tucker's Garage.
W. K. Lane, m. Li., Physician and
Surgeon, specialist Eye, Ear, Nose and
Throat. Law Library Building, Ocala,
PREMIER DID HOT HUE HIS I
London, Aug. 27. The Exchange (
Telegraph's correspondent at Mos Moscow
cow Moscow telegraphs that Premier Keren-
sKy s opening speech to tne national
conference did not satisfy a single
party. The various groups, the cor correspondent
respondent correspondent advises, are expected to
voice their aspirations today, and
"much depends on whose words will
find echo in Kerensky's own aspira aspirations."
tions." aspirations." IT CALLS FOR BLOOD AND IRON
Moscow, Aug. 27. Russia is pass passing
ing passing through a period of mortal dan danger,
ger, danger, Premier Kerensky told the state
council, which assembled in Moscow
to discuss the present situation of
the country and plan for a new na national
tional national government. He declared that
an attempt to take advantage of the
conference for an attack on the na national
tional national power as embodied in the pro provisional
visional provisional government would be resent resented
ed resented pitilessly "by blood and iron."
For Members of Company A in Ocala
House Dining Room and on
Mr. Chas W. Hunter wants the
members of Company A to have a
specially pleasant time next Friday
evening, and for that purpose will
throw open to them and their friends
the roomy dining room and broad
piazzas of the hotel on that date.
Mr. Hunter wants the soldiers to
bring their best girls and dance and
enjoy themselves in other ways to
their hearts' content. As he says, the
dining room shall be for dancing, the
front piazza for cards and other
games and the back piazza for spoon spooning.
ing. spooning. All these places are well adapt-
rA -f r.-r 4-V a o rinn c? rnirACoc cn f t-4-Vi
Mr. Hunter particularly desires
that the soldiers whose homes are out
in the country ask their best girls,
their sisters, chaperones, etc., to be
present, to come to dance, and those
living in town must be present in
force to help entertain their country
cousins. All who are acquainted with
Mr. and Mrs. Hunter know they will
leave nothing undone to secure for
the soldiers and their friends a most
ANOTHER BALL GAME
Another ball game, between the
soldiers and the town boys, is planned
for next Thursday afternoon.
The town boys are good players
and are planning to retake the laurels
they lost in last Thursday's game.
The soldiers, on the other hand, have
no idea of losing any battle, on the
diamond or elsewhere, so it is likely
the coming game will be a stiff one.
Make your plans to go to see the
game. It will be a pleasant and pat-
riotic way of contributing a quarter
to the company's little war chest.
SPECIAL RATES ON
MAGAZINES FOR SOLDIERS
Uncle Sam is going to make it
easier for you to send your old maga magazines
zines magazines to his soldiers and sailors at the
front in Europe, according to an or order
der order issued by Postmaster General
Uncle Sam does not even trouble
you to wrap, address or weigh the
magazine. After reading it, resting
in your big arm chair, just -stick a
one-cent stamp where it tells' you on
the cover of the, magazine; no matter
how much the magazine weighs, and
hand it to any postal employee".. Of
course, Uncle Sam will not lick the
stamp for you.
Magazines to be accepted for mail mailing
ing mailing under this order must have print
ed in the upper right hand corner of
the front cover the following:
Notice to Reader
When you finish reading this mag
azine place a one-cent stamp on this
notice, hand same to any postal em employee
ployee employee and it will be placed in the
hands of our soldiers or sailors at the
front. No wrapping. No address.
A. S. Burleson, P. M. Gen.
Irish potatoes for fall planting at
the Ocala Seed Store. tf
Wearying Again the Ears of News Newspaper
paper Newspaper Correspondents at
Washington, Aug. 27. The Senate
this morning began discussion of the
war tax bill sections proposing a levy
on newspapers and magazines.
CLOTURE MAY BE APPLIED .r,
Efforts of Senator Simmons to get
unanimous consent tovote Saturday
failed. A petition calling a vote for
cloture rule has been signed by the
Opening the debate, Senator Hard Hard-wick
wick Hard-wick of Georgia, said it was unfair to
increase letter postage when second
class rates were making deficits.
PLANING WAR SAVING CERTI-
Details of the war saving certificate
plan will probably be announced soon.
The plan is modeled after the Brit-
ish arrangement whereby certificates i
are" purchased in installments with
stamps sold by the postoffices. It is
said the United States' denominations
will be as. low .as five dollars.
DELAYED FOR THE DAY
Consideration of the three and a
half billion bond and certificate bill
has temporarily halted because Sec.
retary McAdoo was unable to appear
before the House ways and means
committee until tomorrow.
THEIR OWN CORPORALS
MIL NHII I HA
jcar came along at a-rate of thirty
Tallahassee, Aug. 26. In view of jmiles an hour- doS was out in
recent race troubles with negroes in !tnetreet,",m -pJain L,view' and' crald
Texas, Governor Catts and Maj. Ed-1 easily have been3 avoided by a slight
ward Anderson, head of the selective turn of the car but the hellbent in indraft
draft indraft in Florida, have wired to the vidual at the steering wheel kept
authorities at Washington asking straight ahead and drove the auto
that the drafted negroes of Florida 'riht over the llttle animal,
be sent out two days ahead of the Some of the soldiers ran to pick up
white men -and -that a picked sheriff jthe doS and the others ran after the
be placed on each, train of negroes, car but the auto Put on even greater
with authority to" deputize corporals speed and was soon out of sight. It
authority "to deput
of the various squads of
keep them "straight." Tampa
TIRES FOR SERVICE
Southern Tires have thicker treads
than any other tires sold at the price.
Thick treads give longer wearing ser service
vice service at road contact and protect you
while en tour from any annoying
punctures. A short nail that will I
puncture the average tire will not
reach the tube of a Southern on ac
count of its extra thick tread. Sold by
Tucker's Garage. 24-6t
EXTRA WEIGHT TIRES
In addition to being as good as any
tires made and heavier, size .for size,
than most tires, Southern Tires are
the classiest tires in appearance on
the streets. They look like racy
thoroughbreds with their silver side
walls and black treads. Sold by Ed
Tucker's Garage. 17-t
The coffee that you are drinking at
the Harrington Hall dining room and
cafe is the famous Senate brand cof
fee, roasted and distributed exclusive exclusively
ly exclusively by the Tampa Coffee Mills. Get
the habit. 7-10-tf
Do not forget the "Big Bargain"
counter, at ,thevAf fleck Millinery Par
lor, Ocala House block, opposite
Gerig's drugstore. Phone 161. 23-3t
We till prescriptions aeurately and
deliver them .promptly. You don't
have to telephone us to ask "Why
don't you send up the medicine the
doctor ordered." t Try us once, and
youH be with us always. Gerig's
Drug Store. tf.
Four Fords for sale. R. R. Carroll.
Assured to the Russian Repub Republic
lic Republic by America
MR. WILSOH SENDS A TIMELY
THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE AT MOSCOW
Washington, Aug. 27. President
Wilson sent to the national confer
ence at. Moscow assurances that this
government was willing to extend
"every material and moral assistance"
to the new Russian government.
Official comment is lacking on Pre Premier
mier Premier Kerensky's speech. It is known,
however, the declarations of the pro provisional
visional provisional government to use a firm
hand aroused confidence here.
SELECTED THEIR MEN
" TO BE SLAUGHTERED
New York, Aug. 27. The coalition
of municipal branches of the prohibi prohibition
tion prohibition and progressive parties for the
coming city election, with D. Leigh
Colvin the mayoralty choice, is an announced.
nounced. announced. SPECIAL-NOTICE TO
KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS
All members are especially urged
to be present at tonight's session. Be-
'sides the regular ,. order of business
there are several matters of import importance
ance importance that will come up for discussion.
DIXIE IS DEAD
Dixie, the handsome and intelligent
bulldog given by Miss Eleanor Tre-
mere to' Company A, will-not 'go to
France. Dixie's life 'was crushed 'out
by a speeding auto Sunday evening.
After supper last night, some of
the young soldiers went out for a
walk, taking the dog along. A short
i31106 rom the business center, a
i was an out town car an the men
'could not make out its numDer. iney
would have wrecked the car if they
could have captured it.
Very sadly the boys brought the
crushed body of their four-legged
friend back to the armory. Dr. Dunn
was called in, but the little dog was
Dixie was buried in a corner of the
golf links this morning, while the
company was out at drill. The boys
had become much attached to the lit little1
tle1 little1 dog. He had been with them only
a little more than a week, but had
come to understand that he belonged
to the company, and stayed with it
The man who drove the car had
better keep his identity hid from
When you have plumbing or elec
trical contracting, let us furnish you
estimates. No job too large and none
too small, tf H. W. Tucker.
FORD WITH A STARTER
A good Ford touring car, equipped
with Gray & Davis starter, brand new
times, one man top, seat covers, etc.,
for sale cheap. The Maxwell Agency,
Ocala, Fla. 13-tf
Get your Irish potato seed for fall
nlantincr at the Ocala Seed Store, ti
Now is the time to take up the
matter of buying a pea huller. W. X
Let me sell you your feed crasher.
W. J. McGehee, distributor. tf
Let Blalock Brothers tell you what
"375's" are. tf
AND CHEERING MESSAGE TO
President Wilson's Reply will Prob Probably
ably Probably Decide Pope's Peace
Washington, Aug. 27. A reply to
the pope's peace message may be
made by the United States this week.
Secretary Lansing said the reply
would be made soon, but declined jo
indicate the character or time of the
dispatch. Reports from the Entente
powers indicate they might be wait waiting
ing waiting for the United States to reply
TEUTONS ARE WASTING
MONEY AND TIME
In Trying to Stir American Negroes
Washington, Aug. 27. Warning
against a German propaganda seek seeking
ing seeking to stir up insurrection among
American negroes is given in a state-"
ment issued last night by the Patriot Patriotic
ic Patriotic Educational Society. Anonymous
postal cards and letters urging ne negroes
groes negroes to rise against the writes, and
promising there will be no color line
when Germany rules, the statement
says, have been brought to the atten attention
tion attention of the officials of the society by
DR. RICE DROWNED
Zephyrhills Physician was
Known in Ocala
Zephyrhills, Aug. 25. Dr. W. (L.
Rice, a prominent physician of thi3
town, was drowned in Zephyr lake f
this afternoon while bathing with
friends. It is said he got beyond his
depth and, not being a good swimmer,
drowned before help could reach him.
Dr. Rice was a prominent Mason
and highly esteemed by all who knew,
him, and the town is saddened by his
death. He will be buried tomorrow
afternoon.- He leaves a wife 'and-two'
small children, mother at Sydney, a
brother in Washington, D. C, and a
sister in Asheboro, N. C. Tampa Tri-
Dr. Rice practicad in Ocala for
several months. The many friends
he made here deeply regret to hear of
A.-C. L. SCHEDULE
Trains of the Atlantic Coast Line
will arrive and depart in Ocala at the
No. 10, Leesburg to Jacksonville,
5:40 a. m.
No. 151, Ocala to Wilcox, Monday,
Wednesday and Friday, 6:10 a. m.
No. 35, Ocala to Lakeland (Sunny (Sunny-Jim),
Jim), (Sunny-Jim), Tuesday, Thursday and Satur Saturday,
day, Saturday, 6:40 a. m.
No. 141, Wilcox, Gainesville and
Palatka to Ocala, 11:15 a. m.
No. 40, St. Petersburg to Jackson Jacksonville,
ville, Jacksonville, 12:54-1:14 p. m.
No. 48, Homosassa to Ocala, 1:05
No. 49, Ocala to Homosassa, 2:25
No.-39, Jacksonville to St. Peters Petersburg,
burg, Petersburg, 2:3&2:40 p4m.
No. 140, OcaU .to tialatka, Gaines
ville and Wilcox, 4:10 p.,m.
No. 9, Jacksonville to Leesburg,
9:05 p. m:
No". 22; Lakeland to Ocali (Sunny (Sunny-Tim),
Tim), (Sunny-Tim), Tuesday, Thursday and Satur Saturday,
day, Saturday, 9:Rj p. m
Now is the time to plant camphor
trees. Prices low. Call 288. tf
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One result of the war is that there
is only one lawyer left in Plant City.
The United States spends twenty twenty-four
four twenty-four million dollars a day on the
It is reported from New York that
Wall street is giving odds that the
war will be over before Christmas.
A soured old bachelor says that as
far as he is concerned. Eve might as
well have eaten a lemon.
The Italians are making up for
lost time. Times-Union.
When did they lose any time or
-R. B. Sturkie of Dade City, author
of the famous Sturkie resolutions, is
now a major in the quartermaster's
corps, and left last week to take up
his duties in Texas.
Company B, First Infantry, Capt.
Catts in command, is at the Jackson Jacksonville
ville Jacksonville armory, presumably for the
purpose of receiving the remainder
of its equipment.
Judging by the long list of instruc instructions
tions instructions about what not to print that we
have received, our friend George
Creel must think Kaiser Wilhelm
reads the Star.
After a statement of that kind we
guess we will kiss and make up with
friend Benjamin. Lakeland Star.
Let's eliminate the kissing part,
Awaiting the result of the im impeachment
peachment impeachment proceedings against him,
. Governor Ferguson of Texas has been
suspended from office, Lieutenant
Governor Hobby taking his place.
Major Raymond C. Turck of the
medical corps, Florida National
Guard, has been appointed as sani sanitary
tary sanitary inspector at Camp Wheeler, Ma Macon,
con, Macon, where our Florida boys are go going.
ing. going. The British, French, Italians and
Russians have captured 167,780 pris prisoners
oners prisoners since April 9 when the 1917
campaign opened, according, to a
statement issued by the British war
department Friday evening.
After reading Catts' letter to
Frank Clark, we think almost any
sensible and moderate man will agree
with the Star that it is time for
lunacy commission to call on the gov governor.
ernor. governor. Herbert C. Hoover says that with within
in within two months he will give the people
of America a pound loaf of bread for
5 cents. That will be the biggest
miracle in the food line since the
miracle of the loaves and fishes.
The commander of the Ohio-West
Virginia guard is named Gen. Treat.
He should prove a popular officer.
St. Petersburg Independent.
He will if he doesn't change his
name to retreat.
That man Kaiser William will go
down in history as short on ethics,
but long on fight. Arcadia News.
He has done no fighting. His mis
guided people have done the fighting
and endured the suffering.
A dispatch from Rome announcea
that the Austrians are removing ev everything
erything everything of value from Trieste, while
the war office reported the battle on
the Isonzo continuing, with gains be being
ing being made on both wings. Austrian
losses were placed at 50,000.
The Star has seen a letter written
by R. R. Robinson, the negro recent recently
ly recently appointed a probation officer for
Duval county by Gov. Catts. The
letter is proof positive that the man
Would be unqualified for such a posi position,
tion, position, even if he was white.
Emperor William has visited the
German high seas fleet. But how did
he ever find it. St. Petersburg In Independent.
dependent. Independent. Why should he have any trouble?
Since its great victory off Jutland it
hasn't dared to go out of sight of
The scenes of three months ago,
when eight of Ocala's young men left
for the training camps, are being re repeated
peated repeated almost every day now when
almost every day one or more leave
for the large camps, to train instead
of being trained. They were all green
hands then, now they are trained sol soldiers,
diers, soldiers, with more education in military
affairs than many European nations
Port V. LeaveaKOod, DvalarH Haaairer J
Editorial Room, Five-One-Y
One y-ar, in advance
Six month, in advance
Three months, in advance.
One month. In advance
would give their officers in three
years. They have done their com community
munity community credit, this bunch of young
men, and we have no doubt that the
record made in the training camps
will be kept unbroken in the camp,
on the march and on the battlefield.
We understand that there is one
variety of economy that Fuel Dicta Dictator
tor Dictator Garfield intends to put in immed immediate
iate immediate effect. It often happens that a
young man will go riding with one
petite girl in an auto big enough to
hold five or seven. Harry intends to
make them double and triple up. A
five passenger car can easily carry
six young people, and a seven passen
ger is only a comfortable fit for eight.
Mr. Garfield hopes by this plan to
save enough gasoline for that fleet of
airplanes that will be ready next
This being probably our last stab,
so to speak, at this column of cussed-
ness, we fervently beseech all our
readers to bear in mind that time time-honored
honored time-honored injunction: "Do your Christ Christmas
mas Christmas shopping early." Tampa Tri
This means that Ed Lambright,
after having been for years chief edi editorial
torial editorial writer on one of the South's
leading papers, is about to deterior
ate into a federal official. Well, here's
good luck to him, all the same. No
body will miss him more than the
Edsel Ford, son of Henry Ford, was
examined by a local draft board at
Detroit last week and it was an announced
nounced announced he passed the physical tests.
Ford claimed exemption on indus industrial
trial industrial grounds. Ford is an officer of
his father's automobile company,
which is now working on orders for
the Red Cross. Henry Ford has act acted
ed acted like a patriotic American since
war became inevitable, and it is a pity
that his son has shown the white
We read in Joe Earman's paper that
Governor Catts' policies have endear endeared
ed endeared him to a majority of the voters of
the East Coast. The Miami Herald
wants to know where Joe gets the
idea that he is a majority of the vot voters
ers voters of the East Coast. Tampa Tri Tribune.
bune. Tribune. Got it from Catts.
State Senator Doyle Carlton of
Hillsborough county, refuses to ac accept
cept accept the exemption which is due him,
first as an official, second as a man
with a family, and is going to the
training camps with the other drafted
men. When he returns, his county
and state should repay his patriotism
with higher honors than they have
yet given him.
No Use Wearing
A Shiny Palm Beach Suit
We clean and press them with without
out without the use of smoothing irons.
Let us send for yours.
Ocala Steam Laundry
Just Phone 101
A. E. GERIG
Dr. A. R. Blott
AN IMPORTANT 'MATTER
A very large crop of sweet pota potatoes
toes potatoes is being raised in Marion county,
enough for home needs and much
Sweet potatoes do not keep very
long, and right now is the time for
our farmers to begin to make prep preparations
arations preparations to market the crop.
It will not be possible to market it
to advantage without co-operation,
and in the Star's opinion this is one
of the things our county demonstrat demonstrating
ing demonstrating agent is best able to arrange. If
our farmers will report their probable
crops to him at once, and he in turn
will report either to the food com commission,
mission, commission, or firms competent to put
the tubers on the market, it's the
Star's belief that a gratifying result
will be attained.
At any rate, it is a matter of im importance
portance importance both to Marion county peo people
ple people and the entire nation, and our
farmers should get busy with it at
Mr. .Nathan Mayo has a potato
drying plant at Summerfield, but it
will not be able to handle a tenth of
the surplus crop, so the situation
should be communicated immediately
to the food commission or some other
In our opinion Florida's senior
senator, Duncan U. Fletcher, is, after
President Wilson, the biggest man in
Washington. Senator Fletcher can
always be found when he is needed,
and always on the right side of every
question. Sebring White Way.
This is about as compact a compli compliment
ment compliment as we have seen paid any states statesman.
man. statesman. That letter of Catts' to Frank
Clark is a broad hint to people who
do not approve of the governor's
actions that if they do not keep quiet
tie will give them a dressing with a
hickory towel. There are a lot of
men in Florida who are not airaid
of hickory sticks or any other kind
of sticks, and some of them do not
approve of the political gymnastics of
Everybody save the postal author
ities regard Tom Watson's rantings
with curious amusement, and if the
department would not add to his
cheap notoriety he would soon perish
floundering in the slime of his own
excretion. Arcadia News.
Andy Carter is erratic as usual.
The postal department paid no atten-
ion to Watson until recently. Wat
son has great influence with a certain
class of ignorant people, and the said
ignorant people have to suffer for his
H. C. Waldo, a railroad employee
of Apalachicola, has been arrested on
the charge of making scurrilous and
threatening remarks' about President
Wilson. Waldo is too old for the
draft, being about 40 years of age,
but is reported to have told at least a
half dozen people that he did not
want to go to war but would like to
take a shot" at President Wilson.
He is also reported to have employed
unprintable epithets in referring to
"Short Talks" of the Times-Union
pays the following compliment to a
talented lady whom Ocala claims for
its own: "Miss Jefferson Bell, now
on the staff of the Palm Beach Post,
writes always in a graceful, fluent
style all her own, but the call of the
mighty ocean seems to have aroused
a flow of poetic thought pent up for
years. Describing the bathing at the
beach there she writes beautifully
and at length, in a style that makes
one wish he were among those pres
Dj.;1:;j From Athletic Sports.
Dr. I!! v'i 1 E. Coughliu of New York
city, writ in ; in the N'ew York Medical
Jorrncl. a-a 043 lives were sacrificed
on the nV'ds of athletic sport in the
ten years ending with, but not Includ Including,
ing, Including, tjie ; oar 1910.
"Baseball heads the list with 284 fa fatalities,"
talities," fatalities," he says. "Football is second
with 215, auto racing third with 128,
boxing fourth with 105. Seventy-seven
cyclers and fifty-four jockeys lost their
lives, fifteen wres,t!ers perished on the
mat, fourteen persons lost their lives
playing golf, nine were killed at bowl bowling
ing bowling and one died while playing lawn
Influence of America.
It is a fact that no matter how back backward,
ward, backward, how crude, how Ignorant, how
Illiterate, are the workers and aliens
who come to your shops something in
the American life and environments
puts a civic intelligence and sense of
independence into the workers which
every executive must understand and
co-operate with. Meyer Bloomfleid in
Nearly all successful business men
possess fighting qualities. Commodore
Tanderbiit was a fighter. Harriman,
Hill and Morgan were fighters. Men
who aspire to do big things must have
daring, must have courage, must have
self confidence. They must be pre prepared
pared prepared to accept risks. They must ex exhibit
hibit exhibit boldness when others show timid timidity.
ity. timidity. Leslie's.
How Sh Changed.
"I suppose the young men do not re regard
gard regard Miss Barrowcliff as so handsome
now that her father has lost his
"Well, tbey don't think she has such
a fine figure as she once had." Pear Pearson's
son's Pearson's Weekly.
"The floorwalker called me down for
being late this mornin'."
"Tie's got a nerve expectin ns girls
to dance till 3 in tbe mornin and get
litre at 8." -Browning's Magazine.
AND WE'LL ALL BE
PLANTED AFTER AWHILE
Exchange remarks that the sale of
the Belleair hotel property eliminates
every reminder of the Plant regime
except Plant City. Oh, no we still
have Plant Park, Plant Field, Plant
avenue, right here in Tampa.
A SOCIETY ITEM
Mr. Blake Campbell of Montgom Montgomery,
ery, Montgomery, is visiting in the city and is a
guest at the Mansion.
BIG EVENING PAPER
DOING ITS BIT
The war has about knocked the
Times' editorial staff into a "cocked
hat," taking some of its best men and
calling for more. Well, Uncle Sam
can have the boys if he needs them.
The Times wants no slackers in any
'of its departments
A GENTLE HINT
We can raise plenty of sisal hemp
in Florida to send out west where I.
W. W. leaders are playing upon the
fanticisms of the ignorant foreigners
to oppose the government.
TELLS THE TRUTH
The man who is exempted for just
cause, and who remains at home to
provide for those dependent upon his
labor, and to carry on the business of
the country, is just as much a patriot
as the man without obligations who
goes to the front.
Served Him Right.
This is (be way the a .cent got a les lesson
son lesson iu manners. He called at a busi business
ness business oCk-e and saw nobody but a pre prepossessing
possessing prepossessing though capable appearing
"Where's the boss?'' be asked abrupt abruptly.
ly. abruptly. "What is your business?" she asked
"None of yours!' he snapped. "I got
a proposition to lay before this firm,
and I want "to talk to soniebodv about
"And you would rather talk to a gen gentleman?"
tleman?" gentleman?" "Yes."
"Well," answered the lady, smiling
sweetly, "so would I. But it seems
that it's impossible for either of us to
have our wish, so we'll have to make
the best of it. State your business,
please!" Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Can't Kill Languages.
One of the most effective means of
proloiijrinpr the life of a hated language
!s to attempt to kill it, as the Germans
and the Austro-IIunfrarians have from
time to time found out. It was the
effort to make all Bohemia talk Ger German
man German that lit the fires that revived the
flames of the dying Bohemian speech,
so that today It is one of the official
tongues and dominates two-thirds of
the country. Hungary, fighting on be behalf
half behalf of the Magyar speech, awoke Slav
and Roumanian echoes. We found
English prosper best in Canada when
English was offered to be "taken or
left" London Standard.
The Seven British Languages.
There are seven distinct languages
spoken in the British Isles. In addi addition
tion addition to English there are Welsh in
Wales, Ersein Ireland, Manx in the
Tsle of Man church services in Manx
were discontinued there but recently-
Gaelic in Scotland, French in the Chan Channel
nel Channel islands, and Cornish was spoken
to Cornwall more recently than either
The body is a highly
work for the common good.
you will clean the stomach, liver and bowels occasion occasionally
ally occasionally with a gentle laxative you can keep well. Too
much fuel in man's machine, such as eating too much
meat, or alcohol or tea, nervous overwork and lack
of exercise in'' outdoor air bring constipation and bad
health. Eat less meat, plenty of vegetables, and with
air and good exercise you need little else. If the
liver needs rousing and; most of us need this once a
week take a safe vegetable extract of the leaves of
aloe, May-appleroot of jalap made into a tiny sugar sugar-coated
coated sugar-coated pill, sold by almost every druggist as Doctor
Pierce's Pleasant Pellets and first put up nearly
fifty years ago.
Most people die eventually of an over -acid con condition.
dition. condition. If the blqpd can be rendered more alkaline,
the longer we live. With regular hours, six to eight
glasses of water between meals, sensible coarse food
and a chance to get the poisons out of the system, a
man will live to be a hundred. But, unfortunately,
our highly nervous way of living brings increased
storage of uric acid in the body. This acts as a
poison, and consequently we suffer from headaches,
neuralgia, lumbago, aches or pains, rheumatism, gout.
Get rid of this uric acid poison by taking a harm harmless
less harmless medicine called Anuric, which throws out the
uric acid by stimulating the kidneys. Drink a pint of hot water before meals and take Anuric (double or triple
strength) after meals and at bed time. Anuric can be obtained at almost any drug store, or send $1.00 to
Doctor Pierce, Invalids' Hotel, Buffalo, N. Y., for full treatment. .
1-11111 I I I Mil.. i. ,..,! LULiiplliiUMjiaiJiUju. .minim-.... iii, 1. Jfil I u
SHUN WATER HEMLOCK.
H Is a Deadly Plant and One Not Gen Generally
erally Generally Recognized.
Many deaths, both of human beings
and domestic animals, are caused
every year by cicuta, or water hem hemlock,
lock, hemlock, a poisonous plant. It is the most
violently poisonous of temperate re region
gion region plants, yet it is not generally rec recognized.
ognized. recognized. Learn to know it and look
out for it. A warning has been issued
by the specialists of the United Stae.4
department of agriculture in t lie foxtn
of a circular from ti e bureau ol animil
industry. "Cicuta (water hemlock) as
a Poisonous Plant," vvb' describes
this plant and gives remedies, though
cases among domestic animals must
be considered as practically hopeless
so far as treatment is concerned.
Cicuta is widely distributed. Unfor Unfortunately
tunately Unfortunately it resembles a number of
harmless plants and is not easily rec recognizable.
ognizable. recognizable. It belongs to the same fam family
ily family as carrots and parsnips. It has a
number of popular names, of which
the most common is "cowbane," or
"water hemlock." The plant grows in
wet places and is especially common
in some parts of the west along irri irrigating
gating irrigating ditches. It has a thickened
root stock, with roots which sometimes
take the form of a group of tubers.
The cicuta is most readily distinguish distinguished
ed distinguished from plants of similar appearance
growing under the same conditions by
the transverse chambers in the root
stock. These can be seen by making
a longitudinal section.
Only the root of cicuta is poisonous.
Cases of poisoning are more frequent
In the spring, partly because the roots
are more likely to be noticed at that
time and partly because they appear
to be more poisonous then than later
in the season. In cases of the poison poisoning
ing poisoning of human beings the recognized
treatment Is to give an efficient emetic,
followed by a cathartic. Some form
of opium may be given to control the
convulsions when they are violent If
free vomiting is promptly produced
the patient is likely to recover.
Perhaps there is no way to prevent
some cases of poisoning of children.
Something might be accomplished,
however, if parents and teachers
would attempt to make clear to chil children
dren children the danger of eating strange
SMALL FARM WANTED
I want to rent a farm of 75 acres
available for cultivation. I want the
farm for one or three years and it is
not necessary for the entire tract to
' be in one body, if close together
situated close to Ocala, dwelling
house would not be necessary. Want
good land and good fencing. Address
( Jameg Trottman, care star office,
j Ocala, Fla. 8-25-2t 8-31-ltw
(By Dr. I. W. SHORT.)
organized machine of complicated parts in which the
Damage to any one of these organs interfers with man
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OCALA COCA-COLA BOTTLING
THE WINDSOR HOTEL
n the Heart of the city with Hemming Park for a front yard.
Every modern convenience in each room. Dining room service ii
econd to none.
RATES From $1.50 per day per person to $6.00.
ROBERT M. MEYER, J. E. KA VANAUGH
Only Direct Line from Jacksonville
Fare Includes Meals and Stateroom Berth.
Tickets Now on Sale. Good on Any Ship.
Final Return Limit October'31st.
Write for schedule and further particulars.
H. G. WENZEL, Florida Passenger Agent
327 East Bay Street, Jacksonville, Florida.
Have your prescriptions filled at the
COURT PHARMACY, where you can
be certain that they are compounded
of the best drugs, the utmost care and
without, delay. 17-tf
The greatest human care and the
highest human intelligence ought to
tion. This describes our service. The
Court Pharmacy. 17-tf
Advertise in the Star.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
Notice is hereby given to all cred creditors,
itors, creditors, legatees, distributees, and all
other persons having claims or de demands
mands demands against the estate of Andrew
Olson, deceased, to present the same
to the undersigned, duly proven
withjn two years from this date, to to-wit:
wit: to-wit: This 4th day of August, A. D. 1917.
As Administrator of the Estate of
Andrew Olson, Deceased. 8-6-mon
Four Fords for sale. R. R. Carroll.
stomach, liver and kidneys
as a motor mechanism. If
' -'Of: J
I i A
e Have the Equipment and Ability
To serve you as you ought to ba servied, and when you are not let us
ask you again, to let us know, for thi is the only way we can accomplish
Of course, sometimes, little things go wrong, but they are not inten intentional,
tional, intentional, and, if you will call us up, they will be corrected IMMEDIATELY.
Ocala Ice & Packing Co.
The Commercial Bank
CAPITAL STOCK S50.000.00.
Stale. County and City Depository.
iflfl sou ill
If You Hare Any News for this De Department,
partment, Department, Call Two-One-Five
or Five-One Y
Today my lover takes his gun,
Across the meadows in the sun,
Across the scented fields of May.
I see him going on his way
Silent and unafraid and strong,
Walking the long
Mil a upon mile against the sun
Today my lover take3 his gun.
Today my lover takes his gun.
(Ah, well, love's golden dream
For he is marching day by day
Along the scented lanes of May,
His bayonet pointed to the sky,
And grave his fearless eye
Undaunted by the searching sun
Today my lover takes his gun.
Blanche Shoemaker Wagstaff
ably, and she was forced to remain in
bed until today. Tampa Times.
Mrs. Bowyer has frequently visited
her sister, Mrs. L. J. Knight in Ocala,
and has friends here who are sorry to
hear of her misfortune.
A most romantic wedding occurred
early Sunday morning when Mi3S
Pearl Sikes, the second and pretty
daughter of Mr. Sim Sikes, became
the bride of Mr. Samuel Perry An Anthony.
thony. Anthony. The young couple were ac accompanied
companied accompanied by Judge Smith, Misses
Louise and Dixonia Roberts, Mr. T.
D. Lancaster Jr. and Mr. Fred Hocker,
in the latter's car, early Sunday j
mormne and when they reached an i
ideal spot near the residence of Mrs. ( S
Close, chose it for their wedding. !-&
"?V -TV .."TV ."TV .TV -?V ? m. .--. - j..
They were married under the trees j (
by Judge Smith and returned immed- i
iately to the Ocala school dormitory, j ?g.
where the bride had been staying for X
j uie past vvecK.. rvitci ictciving iucj
Mrs. R. W. Flinn of Ocala arrived congratulations and best wishes of
last night on the A. C. L. and will be j their many friends, Mr. Anthony took ;(
the guest of Mrs. L. W. Harley for a ? his bride to his mother in whose
week. St. Petersburg Times. ihome she was already a great favor- 2f
T. LEO COLLEGE
SAINT LEO, PASCO COUNTY, FLORIDA
IDEAL BOARDING SCHOOL FOR YOUNG GEHTLEMEH
Courses in Classics, Science and Commerce. Also
Primary Department. Send for Catalogue.
Rev. F. Benedict, Director.
OPENS FOR THE FALL TERM, WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 12, 1917.
f ) fe'
WHITE STAR LINE
Collier Bros. SSfe Phone 296
and the Mouutains of Western North Carolina are
now Only Seventeen Hours from Florida by the
Through Service of the
SEABOARD AIR LINE RAILWAY
SOUTHERN RAILWAY SYSTEM
Lv. Ocala S. A. L. Ry 4:15 p.m.
.Lv. Jacksonville S. A. L. Ry..... ....8:10 p.m.
Lv. Columbia Sou. Ry. System 7:05 a.m.
Ar. Hendersonville .Sou. Ry. System 1:00 a.m.
Ar. Asheville .Sou. Ry. System 2:10 p.m.
Ar. Cincinnatti Scu. Ry. Sj'stem. 8:10 a.m.
Electrically lighted Pullman Standard Berth and Drawing-room
Sleeping Cars daily from Jacksonville to Asheville and Cincinnati.
Dining Car Service Columbia to Asheville.
Low Round Trip Fares. Long Limits. Liberal Stop-overs.
For Literature and Information Apply to
JOHN BOISSEAU, C. P. T. A., G. Z. PHILLIPS, A. G. P. A.,
Ocala, Fla. Jacksonville, Fla.
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
High Moral, Intellectual Standards
Liberal Arts Law, Agriculture, Engi Engineering,
neering, Engineering, Education, Graduate School.
Send for catalogue and views.
A. JL Murphree, Pres.
STATE COLLEGE FOR WOMEN
College of the Highest Rank
Literal Arts, Education, Music, Ex Expression,
pression, Expression, Physical Education, Art,
Home Economics. Write fo' catalogue
and views. Edw. Cortradi, Pre.
None but the finest strains of se selected
lected selected garden seeds are used in thfe
Pakro Seedtape 30 varieties of gar garden
den garden seed and 18 flowers. Clarkson
Hardware Company. tf
Engraved cards and wedding invi invitations
tations invitations at-Orig's Drug Store. tf.
Besides being the best, Carter's
BUTTERNUT bread is .i "made in
Ocala." Insist upon having Carter's
bread from you grocer. 7-tf
Come in and let me snow you a
Williams Grist Mill. W. J. McGehee,
Mrs. A. J. Beck and her guest, : Mr. and Mrs. Anthony left yester yester-Miss
Miss yester-Miss Nelson, spent several days this day for a short visit to Mr. Frank
week in Miami as the guest of Mrs. Anthony in Sarasota and Tampa and
S. J. Thorp. Fort Lauderdale Herald, upon their return will be with Mr.
i Anthony's mother for the present.
Mr. and Mrs. McDowell Butt have Mr. Anthony is the third son of
gone to Ocala to spent several days, Mrs. Fanny Anthony, is one of Ocala's
while Mr. Butt is being examined for most respected young citizens and has
the draft. Jacksonville Metropolis. !been with Mr. E. T. Helvenston for a
; number of years. He and his pretty,
Sunday's Times-Union printed a youthful bride have the best wishes of
large and beautiful picture of a large circle of friends for a very
Mrs. Morris Smith, who before her long and happy life,
marriage on the 23rd was Miss
Christine Wideman of Riverside, Miss Julia Yntps of Grarpville. has i
Jacksonville. nri-iv in tht ritv anrl is the p-iiest of
her aunt, Mrs. F. L. Keef e. j
Miss Ellen Stripling, who has been
o i 1
tertained by friends in Altamaha, Ga. c T y Tuesd afternoon at fear &
T if: ci' l:
i-aai. ween, iuiss ouiiuiiiik was ui i i, Ar, r i ;
honor guest at a prettily appointed 1 vjy
dinner for eight given at the Savan-: Dr Carlisle Izlar returned home
nan notei. ox.--.j-. ;:4. u;-
r relatives at different points in South
Dr. J. Lee Kirby-Smith has return- n
, f I 1 1 1 ww....
ea irom a visit oi two weeKS witn
relatives in Sewanee. Tenn. Mrs.
Kirby-Smith and baby and Mrs.
Kirby-Smith's mother, Mrs. H. L.
Mrs. Ida Matthews, who has been
visiting her daughter, Mrs. H. C.
Pamprnn nnrl fnmilv. has cone to her
Anderson, will remain until October. hom in Columbus to visit until 0c-
tober, when she will return to Ocala.
Mrs. W. F. Blesch left Sunday for, Mr R A w.atvpra. who went to
Chicago to visit her daughter until New York Mrs Weathers about
after the holidays, when she will re- ten da hag returned home. Mrs.
turn to Florida and make Lakeland Weathers and Miss Janet will be the
her home. The friends Mrs. Blesch mi. nf N.n W-flthers flnd
has made in the few years she has family in New Jersey untn 0ctober
icbiueu in ucaia win miss ner greauy.
, , Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Anderson and
Mr.and Mrs. F. L. Thorpe and their of who motored to
guest, Miss Edith Williams of Ocala, n niM psne-illv to see
and Mrs. Elizabeth Marsh, left this Lieutg Roberti j. and Edward
afternoon for Daytona Beach, where Anderson retUrned home yesterday
We have the following Used Cars for Sale.
Each is a bargain at the price quoted and is in
' Time may be obtained on part of the price,
at a slight advance on the unpaid balance, as
prices quoted are cash.
One 1917 Model Maxwell Touring car, practically as good as new
in every respect; one spare tire and bumper, (jj gjjjj J
One 1916 Model Maxwell Touring car, brand new (? 27C flft
tires, tubes and top. Price tP t)lt)l)U
0mfK.!'::i:::::::::::::::::::: $ 200-00
One Ford Touring Car 22500
One Ford Touring Car $ 25000
One Ford Touring car, Gray & Davis Starter and fl AA AA
lot of other extra equipment. Price tj; 3UIMJU
One Overland Roadster, in best of condition, though not a new
car, Good tires, top, curtains shock ,absorbers, C Aft
bumper, does not need a dollar spent on it tp OUIMIU
One Maxwell Roadster, in good condition through- Q AA AA
out, one spair tire and fully equiped, Price tj) duiMU
One Saxon Roadster, brand new tires and tubes, (P IZfi ftft
otherwise in first class condition. Price.- tj) Zf3VUU
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all the party, except Mr. Thorpe, will
spend the next week. Mr. Tborpe will
return Monday. Orlando Reporter-Star.
noon. During their stay here they
Miss Irene Campbell of DeLand is
enjoying a sojourn of. several weeks
in Jacksonville, the attractive guest
of Miss Lillian Scroble at her home
in Springfield. While here Miss
Campbell has been extensively enter entertained,
tained, entertained, a number of informal affairs
having been arranged for her pleas- J
ure. l lmes- U nion.
Mrs. Guy Toph's many friends will
be glad to learn that she and her j
children expect to return to Lakeland
in time for the children to enter ; 5
school. For the past several months
they have been with Mr. Toph in Mis-
sissippi. The latter's health, we are
glad to state, is much improved. He
will not return with his family having
been transferred to Kentucky by the
insurance company with which he is
connected. Lakeland Telegram.
Mrs. E. J. Bowyer, after being
confined to her bed for a week on ac account
count account of bruises received in an auto automobile
mobile automobile accident, is able to sit up to today.
day. today. While near Kissengen Springs
recently the steering wheel of the car
in which she was riding became de deranged,
ranged, deranged, and the car ran into a tree.
The impact, while not breaking any
bones, bruised Mrs. Bowyer consider-
Has become the slogan not
only on the highways of
travel, but also in all lines
of industry. There's no
such thing as safety if
your valuable property is
not covered by
We represent a number of
the most reliable companies
in existence, and our facil facilities
ities facilities are not surpassed in
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J HOLDER BLOCK J
! OCALA :-: FLA.
divided their visit with their parents,
Major and Mrs. L. T. Izlar and Mr.
and Mrs. R. L. Anderson.
Miss Louise Rentz and Mr. Jim
Rentz of Carrabelle, were the week weekend
end weekend guests of Mr. and Mrs. Jack
Rentz and little Emily in Tallahassee.
Miss Louise Rentz is expected in this
city during the week to visit Miss
Agnes Burford and Miss Nettie Camp.
Mrs. C. E. Haywood of Gainesville,
has arrived in Ocala for an extended
visit to her brother and sister-in-law,
Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Steir. Mr.
Haywood has gone to France with the
Gainesville contingent for whom he is
Mr. Sim Sikes left in his car yes yesterday
terday yesterday accompanied by his daughters,
Misses Alma and Elma Sikes, for
their new home about twenty miles
north of Palatka. They will be joined
next week by Miss Mae Sikes, who is
now visiting in Madison. Their many
Ocala friends hope the parting is
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Drake and Mr.
and Mrs. Charles Fox returned yes yesterday
terday yesterday from a week's stay at Lake
Weir. Mr. and Mrs. Drake and Mrs.
Fox motored to Gainesville today to
see Mrs. Drake's brother-in-law, Mr.
Stevens, who has been ill for several
weeks and whose condition today is
regarded as critical. The Ocala
friends of Mr. and Mrs. Stevens and
two pretty little children, who have
frequently visited Mr. and Mrs.
Drake, hope for good news tonight.
$42.05 New York 340.05 Philadelphia
$47.80 Chicago $37.55 Cincinnatti
" $41.80 St. Louis
Tickets on sale daily with final limit October 31st.
THROUGH SLEEPERS DINING CARS
8TANDA.KH RH-kad OF THE SOUTH
For tickets and reservations call on
M R. WILLIAMS
T. A., Ocala, Florida.
J. G. KIRKLAND, D. P. A.
SUMMER TOUMIST FAKES
From Jacksonville to
(Concluded on Fourth Page)
New York and return ... $38.00
Baltimore and return. .$33.90
Philadelphia and return. $36.00
Washington and return .. $34.00
Savannah and return... $ 7.00
Boston and return $46.00
Atlantic City and return $38.25
Niagra Falls and return. $48.90
Through tickets to all Eastern resorts, with return limit October
. 31, 1917, with privilege of stopovers at principal points. Sailings
from Jacksonville via Savannah to Baltimore Wednesday, direct Sun Sunday.
day. Sunday. To Philadelphia direct Thursday.
Wireless telegraph on all ships. Accommodations unsurpassed. Res Reservations,
ervations, Reservations, fare or any information cheerfully furnished on appli application.
cation. application. MERCHANTS & MINERS TRAIISPORTATIOH COMPAIiY
H. C. Avery, Agent.
J. F. WARD, T. P. A,
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OCALA-EVENING STAB, 3IONDAY, AUGUST 27, 1917
K. of P. meet tonight.
Elks meet tomorrow evening.
Odd Fellows meet tomorrow night.
T TJV. T ... .
l,yJU Jrtwiein:e 01 Miami is a
visitor to Ocala for several days.
Mr. T. T. Munroe and Mr. Robert
Munroe returned home last night
Irom a short stay in Jacksonville.
Goodrich Tires "Best in the Long
Run." Blalock Brothers. tf
Messrs. Norton Davis and Robert
MacKay are expected home today
from Daytona Beach, where they spent
A human life may depend upon the
accuracy and promptness with which
a prescription is looked after. Both
are features at the Court Pharmacy.
Mr. W. F. Blesch left Sunday night
for Lakeland. Everybody will miss
Mr. Blesch. He has been in Ocala a
long time and no man has made a bet
Among Ocala visitors in, town for a
few days is E. A. Osborne, a foremost
business man of that place. Mr. Os Osborne
borne Osborne is registered at the Bay View.
Lieut. Julius D. Brown left Sunday
for Camp Gordon, near Atlanta, and
Lieuts., Louis H. Chazal, Robert L.
ami Edward P. Anderson leave this
afternoon. The faith and good wishes
of our people go with these brave and
intelligent young men.
Let me figure with you on your oil
engine. W. J. McGehee, distributor, tf
Mr. Robert Blake has presented his
much-prized bulldog, "Boots," to
Company A. Boots is an amiable
dog until he understands he is ex expected
pected expected to fight. It will be bad luck
for any dachsund he shuts those steel
trap jaws of his on.
James G. Lyles' trial on a bigamy
charge before Judge Smith this fore forenoon
noon forenoon resulted in his being bound over
to the grand jury under a $3000 bond,
which he was unable to secure and he
is now in the county jail. Lyles' wife
and child from Cochran, Ga., were
present at the trial.
Liet me quote ycu on a pumping
outfit. Wv J. McGehee, distributor, tf
Sergeant Hugo Mcintosh of Com Company
pany Company A left Saturday for Fort Ogle Oglethorpe,
thorpe, Oglethorpe, to enter the officers' training
camp. There is no doubt that Hugo
vill win a commission. He has learn learned
ed learned much of the practical work of
training at Black Point and on the
border, and he has the industry and
intelligence to master the theory.
Company A has been a good training
school itself the past year.
Harmony Glycerine Soap is still
loc the cake. No advance on it as
yet. Better buy now. Gerig's Drug
Mr. Ellis Brigance, who has been
with the Palatka Machine Works for
some time, came to Ocala yesterday
to visit his parents for the day. This
morning he joined the navy and will
be rated as a second class machinist,
with fairly good pay. Mr. Brigance
will go to Atlanta tomorrow for final
"examination and assignment.
Ocala friends of Mr. Everrett Yon
of Blountstown, a University of Flor
ida football star, will be interested to
hear he has received a commission as
first lieutenant in the regular army,
and is now at Fort Leavenworth,
Ocala friends of Mr. A. J. Beck of
Fort Lauderdale, will be interested to
hear he is putting up packages of to
hacco at actual cost to be sent to
friends in France or the American
boys there. Several state papers have
taken up the tobacco fund idea and
are sending 25-cent packages. The
Fort Lauderdale Sentinel, however,
thinks that when a soldier is out of
Meat Loaf, Boiled Ham, Boiled
Ox Tongue, Salomi, Frankfurt Frankfurters,
ers, Frankfurters, Bologna, Cervelat, Sliced
Dried Beef, Philadelphia Cream
Cheese, Pimento Cheese, Swiss
Cheese, American Cheese, Cam Cam-embert,
embert, Cam-embert, Kraft Cheese, Kraft Pi Pimento
mento Pimento flavor, Swiss in tins, Mc McLaren's
Laren's McLaren's Imperial and Roquefort
and American Cheese, Brick
PHONES 16 174
tobacco, his tent mate is out also, so
the people of .that place are sending
$1 packages to the boys who have
gone to fight our battles. Each pack
age contains the following: Two cans
of Velvet smoking tobacco, two cans
of Prince Albert smoking tobacco,
two packages of Bull Durham smok
ing tobacco, seven packages of cig
arettea, two cuts of ioothpick and
two cuts of Natural Leaf chewing to tobacco
bacco tobacco and several packages of papers
for the "makin's."
A list of men urgently needed by
the navy yards is posted in the lobby
of the postoffice. Men who have had
experience in hewing and framing
heavy timber structures, and men
who have built barges, wharves and
the like, will be accepted for ship-
wrights. Shipfitters (or boner mak
ers experienced in laying out work
from drawings) are particularly need needed
ed needed at this time. Apply at postoffice
for blanks and further information.
Steve Roundtree, colored, who went
to Jacksonville the other day, loaded
two grips with half pints, on which he
expected to make enough to enable
him to live in comfort for quite
awhile. But stepping off the Sea Seaboard
board Seaboard train at Ocala Sunday morning,
he ran right into the arms of Officer
Smith, who placed him in the jug.
The county judge has issued a
marriage license to Mr. Thos. Frank Franklin
lin Franklin Knight and Miss Eva Viola Sher-
ouse of Williston.
Mr. Clifford Peabody is another of
Qpala's young men in the training
camp at Fort Oglethorpe. He is train
ing for the quartermaster's corps and
is enthusiastic about his work.
The fire yesterday was in a little
cottage occupied by Jacob White, col colored,
ored, colored, on the west side of town. Dam
age amounting to about $10 was done.
Mr. E. B. Duncan of Sarasota was
in town Sunday, stopping to see his
Ocala friends on his way home from
Mr. J. R. White and sons, Charles
and Robert, of Plant City, were visit
ing their numerous friends here Sun
Mr. R. D. Mathews, who has an ex
cellent situation in Jacksonville, was
in town Sunday for a visit to his rel
- Dr. J. M. Jackson, who came up
from Tampa for a brief visit to Mr.
and Mrs. Newcomb Barco at Sunny
Slope farm, returned Sunday after-
noon, ine doctor is on tne exemption
board, which is working him hard.
Mr. George Gee, the, clever assist
ant manager at the Ocala House Cafe,
has three brothers in the army, and is
figuring on how to get in himself. He
is light weight, and thinks on" that
account he would fit just right on a
OCALA FRATERNAL ORDERS
KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS
Ocala Lodge No. 19. Conventions
held every Monday night at 7:30
at the Castle Hall, over the James
Carlisle drugstore. A cordial welcome
to visiting brothers.
' E. L. Stapp, C. C.
CLas. K. Sage. K. of R. S.
MARION-DUNN MASONIC LODGE
Marion-Dunn Lodge No. 19, F. &
A. M., meets on the firsthand third
Thursday evenings of each month al
8 o clock, until further notice.
H. M. Weathers, W. M.
Jake Brown, Secretary.
WOODMEN OF THE WORLD
Fort King Camp No. 14 meets at
the K. of P. hall at 7:30 p. m. every
second and fourth Friday. Visiting
sovereigns are ailways welcome.
T. D. Lancaster, C. C.
Chas. K. Sage, Clerk.
Tulula Lodge No. 22, I. O. O. F.;
meets every Tuesday evening in the
Odd Fellows' hall on the third floor of
the Star office building at 8 o'clock
promptly. A warm welcome always
extended to visiting brothers.
Oscar Andrews, N. G.
W. L. Colbert, Secretary.
Or A LA LODGE NO. 286, B. P. O. JL
Ocala Lodge No. 28G, Benevolent
and Protective" Order of Elks, meets
tho--second and fourth Tuesday even evenings
ings evenings in. each month. Visiting breth
ren aUvays welcome. Club house oppo opposite
site opposite postoffice, east side.
C. W. Hunter, E. R.
. J. Crook, Secretary.
ORDER OF EASTERN STAR
Ocala Chapter, No. 29, O. E. ;
neeii, at Yonge'b hall the second a&.
u'jrtb Thursday evenings of e&e
Mnth at i-10 o'clock.
Mrs. Rosalie Condon, Secretary.
Mrs. Susan Cook? W. M.
Engraved cards and wedding invi
tations at Gerig's Drug Store. tf.
NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT
Notice is hereby given that on the
4th day of February, A. D. 1918, the
undersigned will present our ac accounts
counts accounts and vouchers to the judge of
probate in and for Marion county,
Florida, at his office at the court courthouse
house courthouse in Ocala. and will make our
final settlement and will apply for
hnal discharge as such executors.
This August 4th, 1917.
A. W. FORT,
As Executors of the Estate of N. L
Fort, Deceased. 8-4-sat
(Continued from Third Page.
Mr. and Mrs. G. J. Blitch and Mrs.
Blitch's son, Hardy Church Croom,
and Mrs. Horace Harold of Ocala,
who are making a motor trip down
the east coast, stopped over here yes yesterday
terday yesterday for a visit with Mrs. Blitch's
brother and sister, R. B. Bell and Miss
Jefferson Bell. They will go to Miami
today and will stop over again' in
West Plm Beach on their return
trip. West Palm Beach Post.
Ernest Beaton or Waycross is in
the city on a visit to his mother, Mrs.
J. A. Wiggins.
Miss Catherine Henry of Oklawaha
is spending several days with Miss
Mr. Clarence Meffert, Miss Mabel
Meffert and Miss Elizabeth Davis
motored to Daytona Saturday to visit
until Tuesday or Wednesday.
Mr. D. W. Tompkins and Mr. and
Mrs. Will Rilea had a pleasant visit
yesterday with Mr. Rilea's mother,
Mrs. W. E. Rilea at Eustis. Mr. Leo
Riley, who formerly lived in Ocala,
IVIARBLE or GRANITE
That's our business, and we
can give you reasonable prices
and the best of workmanship
on anything in this line. If not
convenient to call at our yards,
write us of your need and we'll
take pleasure in submitting de designs.
signs. designs. OCALA MARBLE WORKS
it is not becoming nor
safe for your health. Add
flesh to your bones and roses to your
cheeks by drinking a glass of this
delicious digestant with each meal
PU3E DIGESTIVE AR3MATICS WITH
SHiVAB MINERAL WATER AND GINGER
"Phone your grocer or 'druggist for
a dozen bottles. Satisfaction guar
anteed or your money refunded on
first dozen used.
Bottled and guaranteed by the cele.
brated Shivar Mineral Spring, SheL
ton, S. C. If your regular dealer
cannot supply you telephone
G'STRIBUTOR FOR OCAU
CARPENTER AND BUILDER
Careful Estimates made on all Con Contract
tract Contract work. Gives More and Bettei
Work for the mo.icy than any other
contractor in the city.
WHEN YOU HAVE PAID YOUR
RENT YOU HAVE
KISSED IT GOODBYE
Why not pay a small amount each
month and see it go into
YOUR OWN HOME
I have a, number of houses you can
buy that way at
$10 A MONTH
call and see my list of houses from
L M. MURRAY
Room 5 Holder Blk. Ocala. Fla.
RATES Twenty-five words
or less one time 25 cents;
three times 50 cents; six
times 75 cents. Over twenty-five
words, and under fif fifty,
ty, fifty, double above rate.
This rate is for consecutive
insertions. Special rate by
the month. Try them out.
left yesterday for Newport, R. I.,
where he was ordered to report for
service in the United States navy on
Mrs. F. E. Wetherbee and daughter,
Miss Elizabeth, have returned home
from a most enjoyable fortnight's
visit at Daytona Beach.
Mr. and Mrs. DeWitt Griffin expect
to move shortly into the house for formerly
merly formerly occupied by Mr. and Mrs. L. P.
Mrs. C. R. Howell and daughter,
Miss Annie, of Fort McCoy, on their
way for a visit to Mrs. Howell's
other daughter, Mrs. J. L. Hillman, at
Waldo, stopped in the city for a
brief visit to Mrs. Howell's son, Cor Corporal
poral Corporal George Howell of Company A.
Mr. R. S. Hall and sons, Robert
and William, have returned home
after a extended motor trip in the
Carolinas. Mrs. Hall and Harrington
will remain at the Manor in Asheville
for some time and will viist in Macon
and Atlanta before returning home.
Mrs. Clarence H. MacDonald and
little daughter, Elizabeth arrived yes yesterday
terday yesterday from Palatka for an extended
visit to Mr. and Mrs. Jas. D. MacDon MacDon-old.
old. MacDon-old. Mrs. Max Israelson, who has been
on a -visit to her mother, Mrs. M.
Handlesman at Salisbury, N. C, is
expected home next Sunday. Mr. Is Israelson
raelson Israelson will meet her in Jacksonville.
Mr. and Mrs. George Blitch, Mrs.
H. Harold and Master Hardy Croom
returned yesterday after a delightful
week's motor trip to Miami and Palm
Jackie Saunders, who is now a
great favorite with Ocala movie fans,
will star at the Temple tonight in her
latest and biggest success "Check "Checkmate."
mate." "Checkmate." Mrs. James E. Kershaw is expected
in Ocala this evening from Cocoa, for
a visit to her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
J. W. Crosby. Mr. Kershaw has en enlisted
listed enlisted in the navy and has gone to At Atlanta
lanta Atlanta for assignment to his post.
Mr. H. C. Cameron and family
spent Saturday pleasantly picnicking
at Blue Springs.
WANTED, LOST, FOUND, FOB
SALE. FOR RENT AND SIM SIMILAR
ILAR SIMILAR LOCAL NEEDS
FOR SALE Four Fords. R. R. Car Carroll.
roll. Carroll. FOR SALE Small Buick four-passenger
touring car in good repair;
new tires. Belleview Trading Co.,
Bdleview, Fla. 13-3w
FOR SALE Lot 110 x 140 second
ward convenient to high school. Small
two-story house, third ward."" Both
bargains. W. W. Condon. 17-tf
WANTED Old False Teeth. Don't
matter if broken. I pay $2 to $15 per
set. Send by parcel post and receive
check by return mail. L Mazer, 2007
St. Fifth St., Philadelphia, Pa. 10-18t
FOR RENT Comfortable cottage,
six rooms, corner Tuscawilla and
S. Second streets; sleeping porch, 8
foot veranda, screens, gas, bath, elec
trie lights. Apply to Dr. E. Van
Hood or phone 164. 1-tf
FOR SALE Or trade, 16 acres of
land on line of city limits, all under
fence, 3 drilled wells and cistern;
some outbuildings. Will sell cheap
and take Ford car in part payment.
H. H. Meadows, Ocala, Fla. 13-lm
FOR SALE 1917 model Maxwell
touring car; practically new; must
be sold. Price reasonable. Inquire at
Star office. 20-6t
WANTED To borrow $400 for not
less than three years. Desirably locat located
ed located city property in white residential
district as security. Address Box
337, Ocala, Fla. 25-6t
FOR SALE Mathushek piano in fine
condition. Will sell reasonable. Ap Apply
ply Apply to "Music," care Star. 27-6t
SEABOARD LOCAL SCHEDULE
No. 9 Leaves Jacksonville 1:20 p.
m.; Ocala 4:15 p. m. Arrives Tampa,
7:35 p. m.
No. 1 Leaves Jacksonville 9:30 p.
m.; Ocala, 1:45 a. m. Arrives St. Pe Petersburg,
tersburg, Petersburg, 7:45 a. m.
No. 3 Leaves Jacksonville 9:30 a.
m.; Ocala, 12:59 p. m.
No. 10 Leaves Tampa at 1 p. m.;
Ocala, 4:15 p. m. Arrives Jackson Jacksonville,
ville, Jacksonville, 7:15 p. m.
No. 2 Leaves Tampa 9 p. m.;
Ocala, 1:55 a. m. Arrives Jackson Jacksonville,
ville, Jacksonville, 6:45 a. m.
No. 4 Leaves Tampa, 9:10 a. m.;
arrive Ocala 1:10 p. m.; arrive Jack-
Notice is hereby given that the
regular examination for teachers'
certificates will be held in Ocala be beginning
ginning beginning at 9 a. m. Tuesday, Septem September
ber September 11, 1917. The examination for
whites will be held at the Ocala high
school building and that for colored
at Howard Academy.
Applicants will pay the regular fee
of $1 and supply themselves with legal
cap paper and other writing material.
8-25-sat J. H. Brinson, Supt.
TEST OP A MAN
Yonng Soldier Proves His
Place Among Men
By ADELE TALIAFERRO PAGE
Copyright by A. T. Page.
It had been a busy day at General
Alton's headquarters. Indeed, those
were all busy days in the weeks that
immediately followed ? the.; battle of
ShiloiCthe taking of Island No.-10 and
the later occupation by General Pope
of Corinth. u s ,4
In the heart bfthe little city of Jack Jackson,
son, Jackson, Tenn., General Alton had estab established
lished established his headquarters. At his desk
here, long after taps had sounded. his
lights gave evidence that when the
men in the ranks are asleep uneasy is
still the head of the officer in com command.
mand. command. An orderly noiselessly entered the
room where General Alton was at his
deBk. Silently he saluted and waited
for some sign of recognition. He had
to wait some minutes before General
Alton, without looking up from his let
ters, said, "Well, orderly?"
"Colonel Curtis presents his compli compliments
ments compliments to General Alton, begs to report
matters of importance and asks an im immediate
mediate immediate Interview."
The general laid down his pen
"Show him In, orderly."
As the colonel entered General Alton
rose, and the two grave faced men
looked questioningly at each other. In
those days "matters of importance'
generally stood for disaster and neces necessity
sity necessity for quick action.
"General Alton," the crisp voice of
Colonel Curtis began, "a prisoner, a
spy, has been arrested attempting to
pass the lines. In the search in his
shoes were found concealed a complete
and thorough drawing of the strength strengthened
ened strengthened fortifications of Corinth and pa papers
pers papers bearing information on supplies,
condition of men, etc."
The general turned to the speaker a
face full of interest. "That's bad, Colo Colonel
nel Colonel Curtis, very bad. Tell me some something
thing something of the personality of the pris
"I did not see him until the papers
had been discovered and the evidence
of his being a spy established. He is n
mere boy, not more than twenty years
old, I am sure. He has been a soldier
of that I am convinced and good blood
runs in his veins. I think him a native
of this section of Tennessee. His ac accent
cent accent indicates it."
"You ordered the search?"
"No; Captain Lawton did."
"The specifications and papers were
found in his shoes?"
"Yes, general, hidden between a false
sole and the true one."
General Alton looked gravely straight
in front of him. He was thinking deep deeply.
ly. deeply. Colonel Curtis was no sensational sensationalist,
ist, sensationalist, and he had suggested a serious
charge in this interview.
The specifications and detail of an
important supply point within the pos possession
session possession of the Union forces, under care-
"this specifications and papebs week
found in his shoes."
ful guard and strict martial law, were
now in the hands of this spy of the en enemy.
emy. enemy. The specifications and supply de detail
tail detail had been a surprise in their man manner
ner manner of making to this trained soldier.
In his long experience with men Gen General
eral General Alton had never found that un untrained
trained untrained hands did these things well.
The prisoner was a mere boy with no
likelihood of experience or practice in
"You base your opinion entirely,
Colonel Curtis, on the character of the
drawings and the personality of the
"Yes, general. I urn persoi: illy con convinced
vinced convinced that the work is th rf of an ex expert
pert expert with time and detail well in hand.
This mere boy has, I be -i eve, neither
the knowledge, time nor skill to do the
work and could not possibly have ob obtained
tained obtained some information contained hi
Colonel Curtis waited patiently until
the general finished his work and put
maps and papers back into tbe drawer.
He leaned back in his chair with a
thoughtful, grave face. It was events
like these that made tbe business of
war so grim and dreadful.
Always insist upon having Carter's
BUTTERNUT bread. Get it at your
grocer's or at Carter's Bakery, North
Main street. 7-tf
Rexall Liver Salts is pleasant to
take, and is efficacious. Sold in Ocala
only at Gerig's Drug Store. tf.
See Blalock Brothers for Goodrich
touring information. tf
Four Fords for sale. R. R. Carroll.
"Colonel Curtis. .-: a ii Laufun tmu
myself feel confident tLat the work of
details is not yours or any other inex inexperienced
perienced inexperienced hand, and It was literally a
matter of irniossibiliry for you to gam
without aid tbe information given in
these papers. There has l-en treachery
"In my capacity of division com commander
mander commander I am prepared to offer you
your life -n th rendition that you
reveal everything names, rank and
amount f bribe for which tins infor information
mation information was sold
"I knew your father. Mr. Dal.no;
We were both young soldiers in the
days of the old Sixteenth Virginia. 1
honored him greatly. I not believe
his son would do h than !espio tbp
man, whatever tne needs or censMera censMera-tiou,
tiou, censMera-tiou, who sells a so'dier's information.
I CANNOT GIVE ANY INFORMATION."
It may be that it Is a Tennesseoan in
Union ranks either masking as a Fed Federal
eral Federal soldier or half hearted in our
cause. If it is the clever work of a
Confederate spy (which is most unlike unlikely),
ly), unlikely), you will doubtless refuse to reveal
his identity. If it is a man who has
sworn loyalty to the old flag your fa father
ther father and I fought under together, sure surely
ly surely you must realize how Jow in the
scale of honor he is to do this thing.
Reveal hi.s name, help us to punish the
traitor and take your life and its possi possibilities.
bilities. possibilities. I cannot promise you free freedom,
dom, freedom, but I do promise you shall be sent
away as a prisoner of war and that I
will keep you in mind in the exchange.
"You are young, ami life is all before
you. You are the only son of your fa father
ther father and mother. Think well before
you leave them desolate. I hoie I am
a man of honor. You must be your
own Judge whether in this case you
can in honor reveal what we ask you
to. Life would not compensate you for
dishonor. Be your own judge. It is
only fair to tell you that if you refuse
I can do nothing for you. The uxml
order of military law must take its
course. I will give you an hour to con consider
sider consider the matter in all its features.
Orderly, show Mr. Dabney into another
room and order the guard to remain
outside of the door. If the prisoner
wishes to speak to rue at any timf. he
is to be brought to me."
Seton Dabney bowed and saluted and
passed out with the orderly. Alone in
the empty room, he faced the situa situation.
tion. situation. At twenty years the thought oi
life is sweet beyond words. He had
bought for gold the information he
must give his life for. The traitor was
utterly unworthy of his silence, but he
had given his word.
Far away over the brown fields his
eyes and thou slits traveled. His home,
his mother and father and happy boy boyhood
hood boyhood passed in quick review in his
surging thoughts. Could he save his
life? Was this his one chance?
He had prayed for an answer. He
seemed to hear his father's voice giv giving
ing giving it in the same loving, gentle voice
that was a part of his whole life, and
the words were familiar with long,
happy j'ears of memories. "It is not
worth while to gain a desired end by
an undesired means, iny son; it Is not
worth while for a Dabney."
"No! God helping me, no!" the boy
cried aloud in his anguish. "It Is not
"Corporal!"-called a voice from the
room. The key turned, and the guard
entered. Seton Dabney turned a set
face to the soldier in blue. "I wish to
speak to General Alton at once."
A moment later the prisoner Aood In
his old place. General Alton was now
alone. He saluted and waited.
"You have made a decision, Mr. Dab Dabney?
ney? Dabney? Think well," the older man went
on, "before you answer. There is still
time to consider. You can extend the
Clear and strong came the answer:
"I thank you, General Alton; I do not
wish more time. It is pafer for me t
answer now. I have decided."
The head was raised with a little ges gesture
ture gesture of pride. "I am an American and
a Tennesseean. I must die so that nei neither
ther neither will be ashamed of me. I cannot
give any Information."
The words were said simply. He
hesitated one moment and then sioke
again: "Allow me, General Alton, to
say the persons you claim sold me infor information
mation information were not Tennesseeaus. I would
have shot them myself had such been
tbe case. I thank you for your kind kindness
ness kindness to me. I could not break my word."
General Alton rose. He came to the
boy and held out his band. There was
a strange look of sorrow in his face.
"My boy," he said -softly, "some day
perhaps your father and I will meet
again. You did not get j-our honorable
mention that day at Shiloh. You have
won it now."
Are the first manufactured in the
South. The manufacturers have spent
two years testing out and perfecting
them. They are as good as any made
regardless of the price asked. They
are built of southern grown long sta staple
ple staple Sea Island cotton which in turn
is woven by a southern cotton mill
and built in a southern tire factory.
Give the South a chance. Try them.
Sold by Edward Tucker. 24-6t
The same thought doubtless was In
the minds of both men. The general
must order a court martial, which must
pass a death sentence on this boy, who,
after all, was doing the hardest and
most undesired duty a soldier is called
upon to do.
General Alton broke the silence. "I
have decided. Colonel Curtis, to offer
this prisoner his life on condition that
he reveals all that he knows about
Colonel Curtis rose, feeling the inter interview
view interview was over.
'We will make the hearing at
tomorrow morning, if you please, colo colonel,
nel, colonel, and I will have Captain Lawton
also present. In the meantime detail a
special guard for the prisoner and see
that he has comfortable care. Good
The footstep" died away down the
long, empty hfSl, and General Alton
was again alone. It had leen a hard
day, and he was glad It was over. The
gravity of this last complication made
his face unusually old and worn. For
some weeks strange things of this kind
had come to light. Now this must
prove a solution of what had never
"Can it be," he thonght wonderingly.
"that in all the world there Is a man so
base as to sell for money the informa information
tion information a soldier would die to preserve?"
Then he fell to thinking of the boy
whose life lay in his hands and of all
the stern justice of war. Involuntarily
his hand rested on a letter with a
northern postmark. It had come to
him from Prhiceton that morning. Be Before
fore Before him passed the eager, -pleading
words of his s3u urging; imrAoriiig his
father to let blm'give'up college "aMTgo
to the front. "The soldier blood," the
letter ran, "the blood of all the Altons,
is calling to me day and night, making
study Impossible. I do not desire to
grieve you by giving up my work with without
out without your consent, but I am no longer
sure of myself. Let me do what my
conscience urges me to do. When peace
Is declared I will take up my profes profession
sion profession if you desire it."
He must consent, of course. Richard
was a man now and must make a
man's fight for the old flag. Perhaps
some day In the fortunes of war his
only son, his fine, brilliant Richard,
would stand as this boy stood today
under the shadow ef death.
The prisoner in his well guarded tent
had spent one of those never to be for forgotten
gotten forgotten nights that most of us can re remember
member remember somewhere in life. There was
little doubt of his fate, and, with a
strange, awed look on his young face,
telling of the night's conflict, he waited
for the hour of the interview. He
knew nothing of the offer to be made
him and felt that it was only a prelimi preliminary
nary preliminary of hi3 death warrant. He longed
with a boyish longing for his uniform
to wear this morning. In that gray
and all it stood for he felt he could bet better
ter better face the worst.
General Alton, Colonel Curtis and
Captain Lawton were talking earnestly
when the orderly announced the pris prisoner
oner prisoner and his guard.
"How young, pitifully young," was
the thought that was in their minds as
the prisoner courteously saluted and
stood at attention. The excitement of
the moment had brought back a faint
color in the cheeks ami taken the wea weariness
riness weariness from the face.
General Alton faced the boy with
keen scrutiny. "You understand, do
you, that you are under the gravest
charge in military law?" the general
began, his voice full of the stern com command
mand command of the soldier.
"I do, General Alton," the boy replied
The young officer, acting as tbe gen general's
eral's general's secretary, prepared to take his
notes. The examination had com commenced.
menced. commenced. "What is your name?"
"Seton Dabney, suh."
"Where do you live?"
"My home is in Pulaski, suh."
The general paused in the examina examination.
tion. examination. There was something a trifle dis disconcerting
concerting disconcerting In the frank, boyish face
strangely suggesting that other boy in
a northern town restless for the life
which had brought this one to grief.
When the general spoke next- his
voice had lost much of the sternness
and impersonality. When General Al Alton
ton Alton chose to take that tone it was diffi difficult
cult difficult to resist him always.
"Mr. Dabney, may I ask, is your fa father's
ther's father's name Edwin Dabney, and was
he first lieutenant in the old Sixteenth
Virginia in the Mexican war?"
The prisoner looked surprised; then a
smile of. pleasure warmed his, face.
"Yes, suh; his name Is Edwin Dabney,
and he belonged to the old Sixteenth
Virginia. It was the delight of my
childhood to hear him tell those stories
of army life. When the trouble came
between the states I begged with all
my heart to go with my father in the
Ninth Tennessee. I was only eighteen
and the only son, and my father wished
me to continue my-studies at the Vir Virginia
ginia Virginia Military institute and so be with
mother while he was away. At the end
of a year he found it was no use. I
could not study. I had to be a soldier.
"I was in the battle of Shiloh," the
boyish voice went on, "and I did my
best for honorable mention. I did not
get it then, but if I could live I felt my
chance would come. This attempt to
gain certain details was necessary. I
volunteered for the task. I knew tbe
country well, for I had hunted all over
every inch of it. Perhaps for many
reasons it seemed wise to let me try,
and I was given my chance. I did my
best, general." and the voice broke a
little, "but-I failed; that is alL"
The boy stopped abruptly.
"Mr. Dabney" it was the general
speaking in tbe same courteous voice
still "it is a sad thins, these fortunes
of war. You have only tried to do your
duty, and as soldiers we must do ours.
The plans for the fortifications of Cor Corinth,
inth, Corinth, all details of supplier, are fofind
In your possession and you in dis disguise.
guise. disguise. I have anything in the electrical
line. Ask about them. W. J. McGehee,
Four Fords for sale. R. R. Carroll.
Wclvcr & MacKay
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