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The Ocala evening star
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Ocala Evening Star
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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.
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Began in 1895; ceased in 1943.
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Description based on: Vol. 1, no. 5 (June 24, 1895).
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Weather Forecast: Fair tonight
and Friday, except probably, showers
in south and central portion; coldei
tonight in north and central portions,
light frost in north portion.


Enemy Determined to Break
Thru the Alps



Italian Army Headquarters, North Northern
ern Northern Italy, Wednesday, Dec. 5. Heavy Heavy-fighting
fighting Heavy-fighting around Asiago developed rap rapidly
idly rapidly today. Enemy assaults began
with intense artillery preparations.
followed by the use of liquid fire and
waves of infantry. Attack and counter
attacks are still going on.
Berlin, Dec. 6. Eleven thousand
Italians have been captured by the
Teutons in a new offensive in North Northern
ern Northern Italy, it is officially announced.
London, Dec. 6. About twenty twenty-five
five twenty-five airplanes raided England today,
it is officially announced. Six of the
machines reached London, where the
bombs dropped caused a number of
fires', but all were quickly controlled.
The casualties resulting are believed
to be light. Two of the raiders were
brought down by English" aviators,
the crew of thre men in each ma machine
chine machine being captured.
London, Dec. 5. Several people
were killed and twenty-one injured in
the air raid this morning, it is official officially
ly officially announced.
advanced slightly their line southwest
of Lavaquerie on the Cambrai front,
.it is announced officially. Tuesday
night the' British withdrew to the
southwest of Noyelles Sur Lescaut
and the Bourlon wood, the withdrawal
being accomplished without the Ger Germans
mans Germans appearing to be aware of it un until
til until late yesterday.
Paris, Dev1. Only small actions
are reported in the official statement
today. One party of patrols brought
back prisoners south of St. Quentin.
A German raid against positions north
of Bezonvauz was repulsed.
, Washington, Dec. 6 Gen. Pershing
reports to the war department the
names of two men killed in action in
France, seven men severely wounded,
and four slightly wounded. The cas casualties
ualties casualties occurred between Nov. 12 and
17. Gen. Pershing's message gave
no details, but the men are believed
to have been with units occupying
front line trenches in France.'
An Atlantic Port, Dec. 6. Several
aviators who had lost their compass
and their bearings during a flight in
search of submarines from a station
somewhere in Europe were encounter encountered
ed encountered at sea 650 miles off. the Irish coast
by a steamship which arrived here
yesterday. The flyers started on the
return trip to their station after be be-in?
in? be-in? supplied with provisions and a
new compass.
The next meeting of the Royal
Arch lodge will be held at 7:30 p. m.,
Friday, Dec. 7, instead of on the 17th.
All members take notice and attend.
Jake Brown Secretary.
.Married men, let me explain the
-army to you and how you can serve
your country. Registered men, you
have only a few days left in which to
choose your branch of the service, as
after Dec. 12 it wfll be too late. I am
t your service. Room 304, postoffice
Smock BABY CAPS made to order
just the thing for a holiday present.
The Style Hat, Shop. 4 6t.
See that new stationery at Gerig's
Drug Store. adv


Was the Policy Effectively Carried
Out at the Marion County
Fair this Year
Every old-fashioned printer, when
setting advertisements, likes to use
lots of white space. It has been
demonstrated time and time again
that a few appropriate words in good
type with from twelve to twenty-four
points of space on every side strikes
the eye of the customer more emphat emphatically
ically emphatically than the same amount of space
so crammed 'with reading that it
makes a black blotch on the page.
It is possibly because we are an
old-fashioned printer that we liked
the arrangement of the Marion Coun County
ty County Fair this year. It is true that we
realized the impressiveness of a con considerable
siderable considerable bulk of exhibits. They give
the appearance of great plenty. For
some reason unknown to us, Marion
county farmers did not exhibit with
their usual prodigality at this fair.
There were samples of as many pro products,
ducts, products, but not so much.
But what was exhibited was verj
good and, as we have said, it was
easier to see. Take for instance the
potato exhibit in the agricultural
building. On the long table were
many mounds of what is next to the
staff of life. There were several in inches
ches inches of clear space around each pile,
and it was easy '.to see that the po potatoes
tatoes potatoes were of the very best. And
this applied to nearly every other
As is known, Mr. J. M. MefFert took
the first prize for agricultural pro products.
ducts. products. His space in the agricultural
hall was filled with exhibits that
would adequately set forth the re resources
sources resources of an entire county.
Corn is our greatest resource and
the corn show was the best and most
instructive ever made. The leaders
in this were Lawton Martin, Marion
county, 100 bushels on an acre, at a
cost of 13 cents per bushel. Paul
Parrish of Polk county, 102 bushels,
at a cost of 12 cents. Leroy Alder Alderman
man Alderman of Lake, 106 bushels, cost 17
cents. Edgar Locke of Lake, 100
bushels; cost not given.
Alongside this was the university
extension division exhibit from Mad Madison,
ison, Madison, and other North and West Flor Florida
ida Florida counties, and it was noticeable
that these counties, while showing
good yields did not nave more than
half as much corn to the acre as Mar Marion,
ion, Marion, Lake and Polk.
The most varied exhibit was that of
the girls' canning clubs. These in industrious
dustrious industrious and intelligent girls, under
the tutelage of their able superintend superintendent,
ent, superintendent, Mrs. Caroline Moorhead, had the
entire west end of the building filled
fcvith the results of their work and
skill in glass and tin. Their exhibit
was not only proof of their own merit
but of the wisdom of the general gov government
ernment government and the commissioners of
this county in encouraging their work.
Another appropriate and instructive
exhibit was that of the peanut indus industry,
try, industry, of the Florida Oil Company of
Malone, showing this product in every
stage from the nut on the vine to the
finished oil and cake.
Following is the first of the fist of
premiums given at the fair. We will
print the list as rapidly as possible;
also notes on the various features.
Best Collective Exhibit From One
Farm: J. M. Meffert, Ocala; second;
M. E. Phillips, Kendrick.
Largest Rutabaga: Van Liddon, Ocala.
Best Exhibit From Any Town Garden:
Mrs. C. C. Bryant, Ocala.







(Associated Press'

Washington, Dec. 6. A declaration J
of war on Austria-Hungary will add
seven hundred thousand men over
twenty-one years of age to the allied
alien enemies within the United
States, according to figures compiled
by the census bureau. The number of
alien women here brings the total to
more than a million.
Washington, Dec. 6. The resolu resolution
tion resolution to declare war on Austria-Hungary
was brought into the House to today
day today in a formal report by the foreign
affairs committee. At the request of
Chairman Flood, the House gavt
unanimous consent to consider the
resolution tomorrow and probably
pass it before tomorrow night. The
report of the foreign affairs commit committee
tee committee stated the United States would
probably soon send troops to tlaly.
Washington, Dec. 6. President
Wilson today took up the Interstate
Commerce Commission's recommen recommendation
dation recommendation for government operation of
the railroads in the event that Con Congress
gress Congress doesn't act to permit their prac practical
tical practical unification for war emergency,
with the possibility that he might also
make recommendations to Congress.
It is not improbable that the presi president
dent president might address Congress on the
matter at a special occasion.
Best Bundle Velvet Beans: T. J. Sim Simmons,
mons, Simmons, Kendrick.
Largest Pumpkin: Mrs. J. E. Brown,
Best Bale of Hay made from Pea Pea-vines:
vines: Pea-vines: Mrs. L. L. Priest, Anthony;
second, C. N Luff man, Span.
Best Bale of Hay made from Crab Crab-grass:
grass: Crab-grass: Mrs. L. L. Priest, Anthony;
second, T. J. Simms, Kendrick.
Best Bale Hay from Natal Grass: Mrs.
L. L. Priest, Anthony.
Best Bale Hay, any gradevnot named:
W. L. Miller; Ocala.
Best Sample Silage: Mrs. L. L. Priest,
Best Barrel Velvet Beans: Allan Rodg Rodgers,
ers, Rodgers, Ocala;
Best Half Dozen Bundles Rice: N. B.
Barco, Cotton Plant; second, Law-,
ton Martin, Electra.
Best Bundle Cured Sorghum: Allan
Rodgers, Ocala; second, S. G. Buhl,
Best Bundle any Other Forage: Mrs.
F. K. Vandervoort, Ocala; second,
Allan Rodgers, Ocala.
Best Bushel 90-Day Oats: W. D. Cam,
Ocala; second, F. G. Buhl, Ocala.
Best Half Bushel Sorghum Seed: F.
G. Buhl, Ocala second, Allan Rodg Rodgers,
ers, Rodgers, Ocala.
Best Half Bushel Rough Rice: Landis
Blitch, Blitchton.
Best Half Bushel Shelled Corn: E. L.
Carney, Ocala; second, J. T. Hutch Hutch-ens,
ens, Hutch-ens, Romeo. a
Best Half Bushel Peanuts: Allan Rod Rodgers,
gers, Rodgers, Ocala; second, W. L. Miller,
Best Half Bushel Valencia Peanuts: E.
F. Moon, Ocala; second, J. M. Fen-
nell, Kendrick.
Best Half Bushel Chufas: W. N. An Anderson,
derson, Anderson, Williston.
Best Half Bushel Each Variety Field
Peas: E. L. Carney, Ocala; second,
W. D. Cam, Ocala.
Best Collective Exhibit of Grain, Seeds
ets., from one Farm : Allan Rodgers,
Best Bushel Porto Rico Sweet Pota Pota-totoes:
totoes: Pota-totoes: F. G. Buhl, Ocala; second,
Allan Rodgers.
Best Bushel Nancy Hall Sweet Pota Potatoes:
toes: Potatoes: W. M. Southerland, Ocala.
Best Bushel Largest Sweet Potatoes:
Allan Rodgers, Ocala.
Best Bushel Irish Potatoes, and varie variety:
ty: variety: W. M. Southerland, Ocala; sec second,
ond, second, F. W. Ditto, Ocala.
Best Half Dozen Bunches Mustard:
Mrs. J. H. Roller, Ocala; second, J.
W. Aiken.
Best Half Dozen Bunches Onions: Mrs.
. E. L. Booher, Ocala; second, Mrs.
J. H. Roller, Ocala.
Best Half Dozen Pumpkins: Mrs. N. P.
Gunter; second, J. C. Johnson, Ocala.
Best Half Dozen Kershaws: J. C. John Johnson,
son, Johnson, Ocala.
Best Half Dozen Marrow Squash: W.
M. Gist, Mcintosh.
Best Half Dozen Summer Squash:
Mrs. J. H. Roller, Ocala.



Supposed Murderer of Mrs. King On
the Witness Stand this
(Associated Press)
Concord, N. C, Dec. 6. Gaston B.
Means, beginning his story of his re relations
lations relations with Mrs. Maude King at his
trial for her murder today, related his
activities as agent for German inter interests
ests interests -before the entry of the United
States into the war.
(Associated Press)
Macon, Ga., Dec. 6. There wert
four deaths at Camp Wheeler base
hospital during the past twenty-four
hours as follows:
Gus Sapp. Warrior, Ala., Company
F, 116th Field Artillery.
' Samuel Newman, Kathleen, Fla.,
Company D, 124th Infantry.
Homer Barnes, Liberty, Ala., Com Company
pany Company F, 123rd Infantry.
Walter G. Betz, 112th Field Bakery.
All died from pneumonia.
The funeral services of Mrs. Mar Marian
ian Marian D. Harris will be held at Mclver
& MacKay's'chapel at 3:30 tomorrow
afternoon. Rev. J. R. Heradon will
officiate. The pallbearers will be M. M.
Little, Jake Brown, H. D. Stokes, Geo.
L. Taylor, P. V. Leavengood and J.
H. Benjamin, all members of Tulula
Lodge I. O. O. F.
Mr. 4ohn W. Bell, member of Com-,
pany A, who died in the Camp Wheel Wheeler
er Wheeler hospital Saturday, was buried in
the Oak Grove cemetery, four miles
southwest of Wildwood. People came
from all the country around to help
pay the last honors to this good sol soldier,
dier, soldier, who was also a good and useful
citizen. Among the tributes laid on
his coffin was a beautiful floral piece
from his comrades of Company A, by
whom he was held in the highest es esteem.
teem. esteem. Best Exhibit Rutabaga Turnips (two
dozen): Van Liddon, Ocala.
Best Exhibit Turnips, other than Ru Rutabagas,
tabagas, Rutabagas, six to bunch: Mrs. J. H.
Roller, Ocala; second, Z. W. Akin,
Best Exhibit Radishes, two dozen: T.
Needham, Ocala; second, Mrs. C. C.
Bryant, Ocala.
Best Exhibit String Beans: Messrs.
Crosby and Wartmann, Citra.
Best Exhibit Carrots: J. W. Akin,
Best Collective Exhibit Vegetables:
Charlie Fox, Ocala.
Best Peck Home-Bolted Meal: J. L.
Smith, Ocala.
Best Peck Home-Bolted Grits: Chazal
& Sons, Ocala.
Best Collective Exhibit Home-Crushed
Stock Stock Feed, three products
each: A. P. Finley, Kendrick; sec second,
ond, second, Chazal & Sons, Ocala.
Largest and Best Stalk of Sea Island
Cotton: J, T. Sims, Kendrick.
Best Fifty Pounds Short Staple Cot Cotton:
ton: Cotton: E. T. Moore Ocala:
Best Bushel Short Staple Cotton
Seed: E. T. Moore, Ocala.
Best Exhibit Sheep Wool: Mrs. J. H.
Roller, Ocala.
Best Exhibit Ribbon Sugar Cane, one
dozen: N. M. Southerland, Ocala;
second, L. T. Hendrix, Ocala.
Best Green Sugar Cane, one dozen:
N. M. Southerland, Ocala; second,
Fred Smith, Ocala.
Best Sorghum Exhibit: Allan Rodg Rodgers,
ers, Rodgers, Ocala.
Best Exhibit of Syrup from Cane,
four quarts: L. L. Priest, Anthony,
second, F. G. Buhl, Ocala.


6, 1917.


Terrible 'Accident at Halifax,
N. S., Today


(Associated Press)

Amherst, N. S.. Dec. 6. A section
of Halifax is on fire as the result of
a collision between two steamships,
one of which was an American vessel
carrying ammunition. An explosion
followed and5 affected the dvnamos of
the telegraph companies so that wire
and cable communication to outside
points was cut off.
Hundreds of buildiners were de
stroyed or damaged and scores oi
lives are believed to have been lost.
Certain sections of the city are in
St. John, N. B.. Dec. 6. It is an
nounced here that the, censor has tak
en control of all wires in Halifax in
connection with the explosion there
St. John. N. B.. Dec. 6. A lare-e
part- of Halifax is in flames, follow
ing an explosion in the harbor "this
morning when two vessels, one of
them said to be an American steamer
loaded with munitions including high
explosives collided. Many persons are
believed to have been killed and many
buildings along the water front were
torn to pieces. Other shipping in the
harbor suffered severely, the crews of
several vessels having been reported
Several transports were in the har harbor
bor harbor but it is unknown whether they
contained troops or the fate of those
on board.
A fierce storm was raging at thb
time which is supposed to have caused
the collision. ."
Halifax, via Havana, Dec. 6. Hun Hundreds
dreds Hundreds of persons were killed, thou thou-sans
sans thou-sans of others injured and half of the
city is in. ruins as the result of an
explosion on board a munition-ship' in
the harbor today. It is estimated that
the property loss will run into mill millions
ions millions of dollars.
Truro, N. S., Dec. 6. The loss of
life caused by the explosion of a mu munition
nition munition laden ship in the Halifax har harbor
bor harbor is placed at fifty, according to re reports
ports reports received here.
Truro, Dec. 6. Reports reaching
here this afternoon gave the number
of dead at Halifax at 300. Reports
said it was feared several score of
lives were lost when the railway sta station
tion station at Halifax collapsed.
Best Exhibit Syrup from Japanese
Cane, four quarts: N. M. Ander Anderson,
son, Anderson, Williston; second, J. W. Coul Coulter,
ter, Coulter, Morriston.
Best Exhibit from Sorghum, four
quarts: J. E. Baxter, Ocala; second,
Allan Rodgers, Ocala.
Best Exhibit Extracted Honey, two
quarts: Mrs. Peter Loos, Ocala.
Best Exhibit Beeswax, five pounds:
Mrs. Peter Loos. Ocala.
Best Exhibit Lard, five pounds: M. M.J
Gist, Mcintosh.
Best Collective Exhibit Home-Cured
Hog Products from one individual:
George Duris, Ocala.
Boy 18 years old or under exhibit exhibiting
ing exhibiting ten ears of com grown and se selected
lected selected by himself: First, Lawton
Martin, Electra; second, A. P. Mead Meadows,
ows, Meadows, Anthony; third, Laurel Seckin Seckin-ger,
ger, Seckin-ger, Martel; fourth, Chace Martin,
(Continued on Fourth Page)

VOL. 24, NO. 293.




Washington, Dec. 5. Premier Lloyd
George the other day (asked how soon
America would have one million men
in France and the following day a
New York newspaper, hostile to War
Secretary Baker belabored him be because
cause because it claimed people thought we
already had 700,000 men over the seas.
The truth is that Lloyd George was
not frank and the New York newspa newspaper
per newspaper -not honest.
It has been known to British au authorities
thorities authorities from the start that we could
not put a million men into France in a
hurry and this has been: thoroughly
understood in this country, too.
The reason is two-fold lack of
trained men and lack of ships to carry
Right after our entry into war, mis missions
sions missions came from England, France and
Italy to see what we were going to
do and to tell our government what
they would like to have done.
England wanted food, munitions
and above all, money credits. It was
tired of giving high interest in loans
floated by J. P. Morgan and his asso associates.
ciates. associates.
Italy asked for food, steel and coal.
France asked for food, munitions,
money credits and men, with the ac accent
cent accent decidedly on the men. Joffre
hammered away at this persistently.
The administration, anxious to do
its full share as quickly as possible,
was confronted by conditions created
by the German U-boat campaign.
There was a shortage of ships and the
vessels could not carry supplies for
our allies and men and supplies for
an army too.
The result was a compromise plan.
We fixed mdney credits and sent food,
some munitions and some coal. Also
we sent some soldiers. The latter
were rushed over so France might
have visible evidence that we were in
the war. And as fast as we could
send them, we have been dispatching
more troops.
But we are also limited by the num number
ber number pf trained men we have.
It is very well to stay that we have
300,000 men in our regular army and
over 400,000 in our federalized Na National
tional National Guard and nearly 700,000 in
our national army. But nearly two two-thirds
thirds two-thirds of the regulars are "rookies"
who have joined since we entered the
war. Nearly half the National Guard
are in like case. And, of course, all
of the national army is made up of
selective service men.
This means. that a huge job has to
be done before we can send them to
France. They must be trained. Their
officers must be graduated from train
ing camps. Rifles, pistols, machine
guns and equipment must be manu
factured. This takes months.
,We will have a very respectable-
sized army in France by spring; quite
a large one by summer. And it will
keep growing as fast as a hard-working
war department can manage.
Plans have been made for a long war,
a war in which they talk of millions
and not of hundreds of thousands.
But army officers are not proclaiming
what they are doing. As fast as a
body of troops is ready for intensive
training and as fast as the ships are
provided they are sent.
And they land in France where a
vast amount of preparatory work is
being done. New docks and piers arfc
being built, warehouses and munitions
dumps erected, railroads and auto
(Concluded on Fourth Page)




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Editor Star: Under the heading
"A Question of Real Interest" in your
issue of December 4th, you ask this
question: "What sort of a franchise
are you going to vote to give the Gas
Company when its present franchise
runs out?" You also state farther
along in this article: "The franchise
of the1 Gas Company runs out next
year, and the people who own it nat
urally want a better one.
I regret to note that you are not at
: all well informed on the affairs of the
city, and had you taken the time you
spent, in propounding this question to
the candidates to have ascertained thv
facts, you would readily have found
on page 142 of the compilation of the
City; Ordinances, compiled May 12th
xuxv, viiav Hits jna vjvuivaiiy a v.ixai vci
does not expire until the 5th day of
June, 1929. Therefore, the question
you propound is a very extraordinary
one from the standpoint of a newspa newspaper
per newspaper who ought to be careful in its as assertion
sertion assertion of facts.
The Gas Company and the franchise
granted to it is owned by persons liv.
ing in Camden, New Jersey, and there
is not a dollar of stock held by any anyone
one anyone living in the state of Florida.
These parties purchased the Gas
Company stock two years ago and
have been operating it ever since, and
the question of a franchise or the
granting of a new franchise is so far
in the future that it would seem idle
to enter upon such discussion.
I was attorney for the Ocala. Gas
Company who held the franchise up
to the time of sale and am attorney
for the Florida Utilities Company,
which now owns the Gas Company
and its franchise in Ocala, and I think
I am fully prepared to speak upon
this subject
.It has also been rumored and I be
lieve positively stated on the streets.
(and quite probably you have heard
this street talk, and based your ar article
ticle article on it) that Mr. R. S. Hall is at attempting
tempting attempting to control the next council
so as to get a new or better franchise
for the Gas Company. I am entirely
familiar with Mr. Hall's connection
with the Company, as I have been his
personal attorney for a number of
years, and I know that he has abso absolutely
lutely absolutely no interest in any way in the
Company, has no desire to obtain an another
other another franchise or interfere with it in
any possible manner; and I know that
the present Company is not seeking
and will not seek either at the hands
of the people or the council any fran franchise,
chise, franchise, or change in the present fran franchise.
chise. franchise. Messrs. Hall and Hunter have
long since had their money out of the
proposition, so that the question as
to what the incoming council will do
with respect to the granting of a new
or better franchise has no place in the
present campaign.
, Again, if you will refer to Section
13 of Chapter 7676, laws of 1917,
commonly known as the "New Char Charter,"
ter," Charter," page 885 of the Special Acts of
the last Legislature, you will find that
it is provided that no franchise what whatsoever
soever whatsoever shall be granted "unless the
granting, of such franchise shall have
been approved by a vote of a major majority
ity majority of the registered voters of said
city possessing the qualifications as
those herein fixed for voters in bond bond-elections."
elections." bond-elections." Therefore it is clearly apparent that
hte City Council could not grant a
franchise should it desire to do so, un until
til until a majority of the registered voters
holding property in the City should
vote in its favor.
, So, I respectfully submit that you
have failed to investigate matters as
you should have done before pro propounding
pounding propounding such inquiries.
I regret that I am compelled to an an-wer
wer an-wer your article upon this question,

but I feel that the people should not
be misled simply because you failed
to look into the matter before pro propounding
pounding propounding your question.
Yours truly,

H. M. Hampton.
We have a high respect for Mr.
Hampton's legal learning and his
acumen. We are always glad for
him to correct our mistakes and
cheerfully admit that if we could have
the benefit of his advice every time
we want it (which is often) we would
write many things differently.
Nevertheless, we can't entirely ad admit
mit admit his foregoing correction. It is
true that we were ahead one year of
the time the franchise probably runs
out, but as three of the aldermen to
be chosen at Tuesday's election will
be elected for four years, and the
other two for two years, the error is
not material.
There is a definite belief among the
members of the city council and the
citizens generally that the charter of
the gas company is on the verge of
expiration. This is based on the
opinion of the city attorney, Mr.
Frederick Hocker, who in a document
on file in the office of the city clerk
advises the mayor and aldermen that
the charter expires June 5, 1919. The
franchise was granted June 5, 1894,
for the term of twenty-five years,
and Mr. Hocker is of the opinion that
it is yet in force. Mr. Hocker, we ad admit,
mit, admit, is less in years and experience
than Mr. Hampton. But he is a very
well-read young attorney, and it may
have been observed that his opinions
generally stick. We don't say he is
right, but until the courts pass upon
it, it might be safe for the citizens of
Ocala to assume that he is.
In stating that it is probable that
we based the article that brought Mr.
Hampton's censure on us on street
rumors that R. S. Hall, Mr. Hampton
has made the very mistake he accuses
the Star of making, and made it with
less excuse. We were not even think thinking
ing thinking of Mr. Hall when we wrote the
article. We are perfectly well aware
that Mr. Hall had sold his interest in
the gas company, havingwritten an
item to that effect at the time the sale
was made. So far as the Star is con concerned,
cerned, concerned, Mr. Hampton is wasting his
time in defending Mr. Hall. The pa paper
per paper has never made any attack on
him, every man on it has respect and
friendship for him, and personally we
would prefer Mr. Hall, than any
bunch of out-of-the-state capitalists,
owned any enterprise in the city. And
we are pretty sure Mr. Hall will con confirm
firm confirm us in the statement.
Taking a leaf from Mr. Hampton's
book, we will ask him why, before
writing such an article, he didn't call
us up and ask us about it. He is in
the habit of putting us on, the witness
stand occasionally, and we suppose
he knows we have a right to testify
in our own behalf.
We have perused Section 13 of th
new charter, and we beg to inform
Mr. .Hampton that while no franchise
may be granted, sold, leased, or aban abandoned
doned abandoned without the approval of a ma majority
jority majority of the voters, there is consider considerable
able considerable doubt as to how it will apply to
such a franchise as the gas company
has now in case it ran out and its
owners desired to have it renewed. It
is our opinion that when the charter
runs out the council will be able to
renew it on any terms it sees fit, un unless
less unless some citizen, or number of citi citizens,
zens, citizens, resist, in which case there
might be another of the legal fights
that have cost the city so much in the
last few years.
So we stick to our former proposi proposition
tion proposition that it is pertinent and proper
for voters to ask the candidates how
they stand on the question, and we
don't see why anybody should object
to it, for if it doesn't do any good, it
won't do any harm.
We accept Mr. Hampton's advice
that we investigate matters before
printing in the kindly spirit we be believe
lieve believe it is tendered, and beg to tender
him some of thesame. As we have
shown, he rankly disregarded his own
advice in the fifth paragraph of his
article. The newspaper profession,
however, needs very little admonition
from the legal profession about ac accuracy.
curacy. accuracy. A newspaper man always
wants the facts, whether Ihey are to
his advantage or not, but the average
lawyer doesnt want to walk in the
pathways of truth unless it is going
his way.' If newspaper men took as
much time to write articles as law lawyers
yers lawyers take to write briefs, they would
be far more accurate than the law lawyers,
yers, lawyers, but they wouldn't publish h.
paper oftener than once a month.
Even in their hurry, they print the
truth entirely too often to suit the
average politician. And we think
that our readers will agree with us,
that in this matter we looked into
some parts of it a good deal further
than Mr. Hampton did.
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After years of sorrow and months
of suffering, Mrs. Marian D. Harris
passed away this morning at the res residence
idence residence of Mr. S. C. Hickel on East
Fourth street, where she had made
her home for the past few months.
. Mrs. Harris with her husband came
to Ocala from Philadelphia about
four years ago. They came here be because
cause because Mr. Harris was a victim of con consumption
sumption consumption and it was hoped our cli climate
mate climate would check his disease, and
possibly cure him. Like many others.
he came too late, and after several
months sank into the grave.
During his sickness he was most
tenderly nursed by his wife, ano
when he died she felt that the greater
part of her world had passed into the
grave with him. She was well nH
strong at the time of his death, and
two or tnree times since then went
away from Ocala to take positions in
other places, for she was a woman of
considerable culture and ability.
Among the positions she held was?
one as superintendent of the Odd Fel Fellows
lows Fellows home in Gainesville, where she
might have remained the rest of her
days. But she could not stay away
from Ocala and the grave of her dead.
and she could not cease to grieve. So
when she was attacked bv the same:
disease that took her husband, she
made no fight against it and declin declined
ed declined rapidly to death.
Mrs. Harris was a most estimable
woman and had the respect and good
will of all who knew her. Regret at
her death is mingled with relief to
her friends, who have known for
months that loneliness and sorrow
more than sickness was carrying her
to the grave.
"Mrs. Harris' remains will be laid to
rest tomorrow afternoon by the side
of her husband in Greenwood. 'The
Odd Fellows lodge, which cared for
her as well as her husband during
their last illness has charge of the ar ar-last
last ar-last illness has charge of the ar arrangements.
rangements. arrangements. So far as is known Mrs.
Harris had no living relatives!
(Gainesville Sun)
The many friends in this city of
Misses Shelton and Pansy Souter will
regret to learn of the death of their
mother, which sad event occurred at
her home in Sparr last Saturday. The
Misses Souter attended the -old East
Florida Seminary in this city and later
were students at the summer normal
at the University of Florida. They
have the deep sympathy of their many
Gainesville friends. Regarding Mrs.
Souter's death a special appearing in
the Times-Union from Anthony under
date Dec. 3 says:
Mrs. Martha Clerk Souter, wife of
S. D. Souter of Sparr, was buried here
yesterday. Mrs. Souter was the young youngest
est youngest daughter of Judge Thomas Hearst
of Mississippi, and moved from Loui Louisiana
siana Louisiana to Florida in 1884, where she
married S. D. Souter. Was of promi prominent
nent prominent American families, being a de descendant
scendant descendant of Gen. Warren of Boston,
who was president of the first pro provisional
visional provisional congress of Massachusetts,
and also of Govs. Leek and Clark of
Mississippi. She leaves a husband
and two daughters, Misses Shelton and
Pansy. As a wife and mother she was
devoted and true, a consistent mem member
ber member of the Baptist church and kind
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Number Three

How War Methods Have Chanced
Everybody Must Help.
"Hello, Uncle Dan, Jlmmle and
nave been waiting for you."
"Sorry If I have kept you long," said
Uncle Dan. "Your mother has been
telling me how bagful I used to be.
She said If a girl speke to me I would
blush to my hair roots. Well, I re reminded
minded reminded her of the time your father
first came to see her and the joke we
played on them, so I guess that will
hold her for a while."
Continuing, Uncle Dan said: Ton
want to talk more about the war. do
you? Well, war methods have under undergone
gone undergone many changes and they are still
changing. f No two wars are fought
alike. In early times, the weapons were
stones, clcbs, spears, bows and arrows,
swords, etc In this kind of warfare,
victory was with the strong right arm.
Men of enormous size and strength
were the great warriors. The inven invention
tion invention of gunpowder, however, has
changed all this. It has enabled men
to kill one another at a considerable
distance, and do it wholesale. The
war, as we know it now, is a combina combination
tion combination of chemicals, "machinery, mathe mathematical
matical mathematical calculations and highly trained
men. Just think of it! Airplanes,
submarines, armored tanks, or cater caterpillars,
pillars, caterpillars, poison gases, and curtains of
fire are all used for the first time in
this war; and they are destructive be beyond
yond beyond anything heretofore known.
"The methods followed by the kai kaiser
ser kaiser and his allies are simply devilish.
'He must answer In history to the kill kill-jing
jing kill-jing of thousands of innocent women
,and children. He has broken every
international law and every rule of
warfare; he has bombarded hospitals
and undefended cities, sunk Red Cross
ships on errands of mercy; he has de destroyed
stroyed destroyed cathedrals and priceless treas treasures
ures treasures of art that can never be replaced ;
he has made slaves of his prisoners;
he has tried to get us Into war with
Japan; his emmissaries have blown up
our ships, burned our factories and
fired our forests. He knows no mercy
or honor. The most charitable view
to take of. this blood-thirsty tyrant
is that he Is crazy.
"One thing Is certain," continued Un Uncle
cle Uncle Dan, with great emphasis, "Our
liberty, the safety of our homes and
our country, and the security of the
world demand the speedy and abso absolute
lute absolute overthrow of the kaiser and
crushing out once and forever the
reign of Prussian brutality."
"How about the German people,"
said Blllie.
Uncle Dan replied: "The splendid
German people were happy, thrifty,
iprosperous and contented. They have
been tricked into war and made to
suffer the tortures of the damned;
they have been cruelly and systematic systematically
ally systematically deceived. God grant that the real
facts may get to them, and if they do.
Lord help the kaiser!"
' "Of course the allies will win," said
Mrs. Graham.
"Probably so," said Uncle Dan. "But
if we are to win, we must go the limit.
We must check the awful destruction to
shipping by the German submarines,
or we may not be able to get food and
supplies to our own men and to our al allies;
lies; allies; we must also put hundreds of
thousands, and perhaps millions, of
first-class soldiers in the battle line.
"Food is the first consideration," Un Uncle
cle Uncle Dan continued. "No army can hold
out against hunger. It has been said
that food will win the war, and this is
largely true. Hence the Importance
of the farm In the war plans of our
Mrs. Graham Interrupted by saying:
"In view of the Importance of farming,
don't you think, Daniel, that the farm farmers
ers farmers ought to be exempted from war
"No, a thousand times no," said Un Uncle
cle Uncle Dan, striking the table so hard to
emphasize his protest that he tipped
over a vase of flowers. "We must
have no class legislation. The dutyto
serve is the common duty of all, and
no class must be relieved of this ob obligation.
ligation. obligation. The question of exemption
must be a personal one and decided by
the facts surrounding each case. In
no other way can we have a square
deal, and to insure this, it is the duty
of congress to pass Immediately the
Chamberlain bill, or some such meas measure,
ure, measure, which Is fair to all classes. It
would settle all these questions and
do it fairly. Safety now and safety
hereafter demands such legislation,
and let me suggest that you and your
friends get busy with your congress congressman
man congressman and senators and urge them to
prompt action.
Tt is time for us to realize that we
are not living in a fools' paradise;
that this great country of ours cost
oceans of blood and treasure and It is
only due to the loyalty, sacrifice and
service of our forefathers that we have
a country, and It is our highest duty
to preserve It unimpaired and pass It
on to posterity, no matter what the
cost may be. Our citizenship and their
ancestors came from all parts of the
world to make this country a home
and enjoy Its blessings and opportu opportunities;
nities; opportunities; hence, in the crisis before us,
it Is the duty of everyone to stand
squarely back of our country and be
prepared to defend the flag. Every Everyone
one Everyone In this crisis is either pro-American
or pro-German. Great as the coun country
try country is, there is not room enough for
two flags."

Suppose You Were
Going "Over the Top"
You know what that means, d'ont you? Getting out
of the trenches for a charge. The order conies after
hours and days of incessant artillery preparation.
Then it's up to the men in the front lines.
Suppose you were waiting to go over the top in ten
minutes. What would you want more than anything?
What would be the one thing that would help after
the nerve strains of two days roar from those big guns?
You'd want a good smoke, of course
"But on the other hand, you're not over there." You're
here because you have to be. And you have no
trouble laying your hand on a pipe or cigarette.
But they're scarce on the other side cigarettes and
tobacco; the kind our men like.
Blame scarce.
So help send smokes to the Soldiers.
We make it easy for you; all you have to do is to
send a little money to us.
The Ocala Star Tobacco Fund
has been started, to supply our boys with their fa favorite
vorite favorite smoke. Will you help to make it a success?
This has been endorsed by the Government. Through
the efforts of this paper, arrangements -have been
made with the American Tobacco Company to send
45c worth of tobacco for 25c.

2 packages of Lncky Strike Cigarettes.. ..Retail at 20c
3 packages of Bull Durham Cigarettes.. ..Retail at 15c
3 books Ball Durham Cigarette Papers
1 tin of Tuxedo Tobacco ...... .Re fail at 10c
4 books of Tuxedo Cigarette Papers
Total 45c
A return post card is enclosed in each package, so
that each contributor will receive a personal acknowl acknowledgment
edgment acknowledgment of his gift. You will treasure this message
from the trenches. Everybody wants to give a little.
Will you help make it a success by doing your bit?
Contribute! Organize your Club, your church, your town,
your office, your factory and give the boys just a little
comfort their favorite smoke.
The Ocala Star Tobacco Fund



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11 IliS
You Have Any News for this De
partment, Call Two-One-Five
or Two-Seven
After 11:15 A. M- Three-Five-Seven
If you worry about the future,
And the past brings vain regrets,
Your chance grows small
To succeed at all,
For today you place your bets.
If you ponder on tribulations
That threaten you in advance,
Your hopes grow dim,
And your future slim,
For today you get your chance.
If you worry about tomorrow,
And live in some ghostly past,
You'd best forget
The troubles you've met,
For maybe this is your last.
Miss Ellen Clarkson, who has most
capably filled the office of society re
porter for the Star for the past week
and a half, resigned her position last
evening, and the place will be taken
until Miss Dewey's return by Mrs. J.
D. McDonald. Miss Ellen has done
excellent work, specially good in view
of the fact that she had no previous
newspaper training. Mrs. McDonald
will be at Miss Dewey's phone, 215,
until 11:15 every morning, after
which her friends will please call her
at her own phone, No. 357.
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King's Daughters
The regular monthly meeting of
the King's Daughters is postponed
until the second Thursday of tht
month, Dec. 13th, when there will be
held an election of officers.
Mrs. C. L. Bittinger, President.
Notice to Club Members
The executive board of the Worn
an's Club will hold a meeting at 2:30
Saturday afternoon. At 3 o'clock
there will be a short memorial ser
vice for the late Mrs. L. A. Dey, and
the regular business meeting will be
gin promptly at 3:30.
Mrs. Geo. L. Taylor,
4 Recording Secretary.
Christmas Bazaar
St. Margaret's Guild of Grace
Episcopal church will hold its annual
Christmas sale of fancy work next
Thursday, Dec 13th, at the Style Hat
All the knitters for the Red Cross
are requested to double the wool, for
the sweaters.
Friday morning Miss Blanche Wha Wha-ley
ley Wha-ley will entertain the A Club at anin-
formal party.
Miss Hesier Dewey will be the
guest of Mrs. A. J. Beck at Fort Lau Lauderdale
derdale Lauderdale from Friday to Sunday.
Mr. Guy Zewadski has gone to
Tampa for a few days and will re return
turn return here before reporting for duty
at Nogales, Arizona.
Mr. W. S. Borland, after a visit of
two months to his brother's family
in the city, has returned to Pittsburg,
where he intends joining the naval
Lieut. Carl Ray is here on a ten
days furlough. Lieut. Ray is accom accompanied
panied accompanied by his wife and they are
dividing their time between Martel
and Ocala.
Miss Hattie Lou Dickison is ex expected
pected expected today from Madison to be
present at the Spain-Whaley nuptials
next week. Miss Dickison is aunt
to the bride-to-be.
The Ladies' Aid Society of the
Christian church will hold a silver tea
and fancy work sale at the home of
Miss Mamie Taylor Thursday, Dec.
20th, .from 3 to 5 o'clock.
Mrs. J. S. Cahill is expected to ar arrive
rive arrive Saturday from Talbotton, Ga.,
to be the guest of Mrs. S. R. Whaley
for the wedding of Miss Blanche
Whaley and Mr. Spain, to take place
next week.
Letters are being received from the
Children's H,pme Society in Jackson Jacksonville,
ville, Jacksonville, making an appeal for Christmas
money for the kiddies. Now at a
time when there is so much demand
on our pocketbooks for the soldiers,
let us not have our orphans make the
sacrifice, but give freely to both.
The friends of Mr. and Mrs. Chris Christian
tian Christian Ax and Miss Adela Ax are wel welcoming
coming welcoming them back after their absence
of several months. They shipped their
car from Baltimore to Jacksonville,
from which place they motored to
Ocala, arriving yesterday.
All the ladies of Ocala should at attend
tend attend the silver tea and charity shower
next Friday afternoon from 3 to 5
o'clock, which Mrs. E. L. Carney is
giving for the benefit of the Chil Children's
dren's Children's Home in Jacksonville. At this
shower, anything that can possibly
be used from a glass of jelly to a
child's dress will be most acceptable,
and will prove a delight to many a lit little
tle little heart at this approaching Christ-
It will be gratifying news to the
many ladies of Ocala who are anxious
to knit for the soldiers to learn that
the yarn, sufficient to knit about thir thirty
ty thirty sets, has at last arrived. Each
set is composed of a sleeveless sweat sweater,
er, sweater, wristlet, helmet and a pair of
socks, and it is earnestly hoped that

these sets will be completed as soon
as possible. Anyone wishing to ob obtain
tain obtain the wool or desiring any infor

mation may phone either Mrs. E. A,
Osborne, Mrs. Harry Walters, Mrs
B. T. Perdue, Misses Adele Bittinger,
Alice Bullock or Frances Tarver.
Eastern Star Sewing Circle
The annual business meeting of the
Eastern Star sewing circle was held
Wednesday afternoon at the home of
Mrs. A. E. Burnett.
At this meeting the election of of
ficers for 1918 took place, resulting as
follows: Mrs. A. E. Burnett, presi
dent; Mrs." J. A. Wiggins, vice presi
dent; Miss Julia Webb, secretary and
It was decided that the Eastern
Star would discontinue the Tuesday
meetings at the Red Cross rooms un
til Jan. 1st, out ail members were
urged to take knitting or other work
at home to do.
During the afternoon Mrs. Burnett,
assisted by Mrs. F. W. Cook and Mrs
Robert Marsh, served hot coffee and
fruit cake.
South America
Books that can be obtained at the
library on South America are:
Brazil (Elliot).
Conquest of Peru (Prescott).
Impressions of South America
South America of Today (Clemen-
South American Life tClough).
Living Christ in Latin America.
Green Mansions (Hudson.)
El Supremo (White).
Bay View Magazine.
Mrs. G. S. Scott and Mrs.-John H.
Taylor are representing the Ocala
Chapter of the Red Cross at the con
vention being held in Jacksonville this
week. Miss Adele Bittinger. who was
also appointed a delegate, was unable
to attend.
Mr. and Mrs. Riddle and sister of
Jacksonville are guests of Mrs. B. T,
Perdue for a week or ten days. Mr,
Riddle is here in the interest of the
International automobile truck.'
Lieut. Morris Smith and wife will
return this afternoon from their auto
trip to DeLand.
Mr. J. S. Pearson, a well-known
winter-visitor in Ocala, is again be being
ing being welcomed to our city.
Mr. Lee Sharp expects to leave to
morrow for Jacksonville to join the
Mrs.. William .Hocker leaves this
afternoon for a short visit in Jack
There will be a protracted meeting
commenced at Capulett, near Cornell,
in the Church of Christ on December
23rd, to last ten days to two weeks.
Rev. R. C. White of Nashville, an elo eloquent
quent eloquent speaker will conduct the meet
ing. : All are cordially invited and es
pecially citizens of Ocala. W. F. Hoop Hooper,
er, Hooper, Treasurer. 12 4 d 6t.
Lake Kerr, Dec. 5. Mr. Geo. H.
Smiley and Mr. J. C. Boatright made
a business trip to Palatka last week.
Messrs. Smiley, Boatright and
Hastings each went in their cars to
Fort Gates Tuesday night to meet the
boat. Quite a number of passengers
were expected but failed to come. It
was daylight when the men returned
home, but they seemed to enjoy 'the
oke as much as anyone else.
Thanksgiving was spent very
quietly in our community. Everyone
seemed U, have enough to be thank
ul for but there was no great cele
brating done.
Mr. Ned Williamson and family
spent Thursday at the fair in Ocala.
Miss Leah McRae and Mrs. J. C
Boatright visited the school last
Wednesday afternoon.
Commodore Fuller put in his ap
pearance Saturday. He seemed to be
glad to get back to his winter quar
ters. r
Miss Marie McDonald and Miss
Sarah Forbes believe in taking plenty
of exercise and have been spending
spare moments rowing on the lake,
when the weather permits.
The winter cottages are being filled
rapidly. It is thought that several
new houses will be put up before the
season is over in order to fill the un unusual
usual unusual demand for winter homes.
We are needing rain badly, but the
heavy dews and fogs are very helpful.
Mr. J. C. Boatright and family
spent Saturday night and Sunday at
Mrs. Boatright's mother's, Mrs. Cow Cow-art
art Cow-art of Fort McCoy. Mr. Boatright
preached at Eureka Sunday morning
and evening.
Messrs. Carl Priest and Chester
Hillman of Anthony are drilling wells
here this week. We are glad to see
this good work progressing.
Mr. Geo. H. Smiley and Mr. J. C.
Boatright motored to the county seat
Speaking of roads, Mr. Editor, we
would like to say that there are worse
roads in the county than the ones to
Lake Kerr. If you want a joy ride
don't start to Lake Kerr, but if you
want to come, why have your life in insured
sured insured and hop in the Ford and come
on. You are welcome. One man herte
even claims to take cat naps while
running his car. Does that speak
well for the roads?
BOOKS are always appropriate.
A. E. Gerig. eod


Owing to the fact that instruction
books supplied by the Red Cross for
knitting comforts for the soldiers and
sailors, have been received in limited
quantity only, the instruction are
printed here for the convenience of
knitters :
Sleeveless Sweater
(Knitted Double)
zi-fe nanks of yarn (lb.); 1 pair
Ked Cross needles No. 3.
Cast on 80 stitches. Knit 2, purl 2
stitches for 4 inches. Knit plain until
sweater measures 25 inches. Knit 28
stitches, bind off 24 stitches for neck,
loose. Knit 28 stitches. Knit 7 ridges
on each shoulder, cast on 24 stitches.
Knit plain for 21 inches. Purl 2, knit
2 stitches for 4 inches. Sew up sides,
leaving 9 inches for armholes, 2 rows
sincle crochet around neck and 1 row
single crochet around the armholes.
Knitted Helmet
Vz hanks of yarn (lb.); 1 pah
Red Cross needles No. 2.
The helmet is made in 2 parts,
wheih afterwards are sewed together
as shown in illustration.
Front of Helmet: Cast on 48 stiches
(11 inches), knit plain for 25 ribs (6
inches) and knit 2, purl 2 for 35 rows.
On the next row the opening for the
face is made as follows: Knit 2, purl
2, knit 2, purl 2, knit 2, knit and bind
off loosely the next 28 stitches and
purl 1, knit 2, purl 2, knit 2, purl 2.
Run the stitches "before the opening
on a spare needle and on the stitches
at other side of opening knit 2, purl
2 for 12 rows. The last row will end
at the opening and at that point cast
on 2r stitches to offset those bound
off. Begin at the face opening of
stitches on spare needle and knit 2,
purl 2 for 12 rows. At the end of the
12th row continue all across to th
end of other needle, when there should
be 48 stitches on needle as at first.
Knit 2, purl 2 for 24 rows.
Top of Helmet: Knit 2, narrow
(knitting 2 stitches together), knit 14,
narrow, knit 14, narrow, knit 12. Purl
the entire next row. On the 3d row
knit 2, narrow, knit 13, narrow, knit
13, narrow,, knit 11. Purl 4th row. On
the 5th row knit 2, narrow, knit 12,
narrow, knit 12, narrow, knit 10. Purl
6th row. Continue to narrow in the
3 places every plain knitted row with
1 stitch less between narrowings until
9 stitches are left.
Back of Helmet: Work in same
manner as for front but omit the face
opening. Sew the stitches of upper
edges together with joining stitch as
shown in detail cut. Sew up the side
seams leaving the plain knitting at
shoulders open.
Knitted Helmet No. 2
(Same as No. 1, but knitted in one
piece). ,1 hank of yarn (lb.); 4 Red
Cross needles No. 2.
Cast on 56 stitches loosely. Knit
plain for 8 inches for front piece, and
eave on extra needle. Knit another
piece to correspond for back. These
pieces must be at least 9 inches wide.
Slip the stitches of both pieces on to
3 needles, arranging for last 2 stitches
of back piece to be on beginning of
1st needle,, with 38 stitches of front
piece adaea i making 4U on ist
Divide rest of stitches on other 2
needles; 36-36.
Beginning with 1st needle, knit 2,
purl 2 for 6 inches. Then on 1st needle
knit 2, purl 2 for 18 stitches. Bind off
22 stitches for face opening. (Try to
keep same arrangement of stitches
on needles for iurtner directions.
Knit 2, purl 2 forward and back on
remaining 90 stitches for 1 inches,
always slipping first stitch. Cast on
22 titches loosely to complete face
opening, and knit 2, purl 2 for 2 in inches
ches inches (adjust stitches by slipping 2
from end of 3rd needle to 1st needle,
making 42 on 1st needle).
Knit 1 round plain. Knit 2 stitches
together, knit 11 knit 2 stitches to together,
gether, together, knit 1. Repeat to end of round.
Knit 4 rows plain. Thenvknit 2 stiches
together, knit 9, knit 2 together, knit
1. Repeat to end of round. Knit 4
rows plain. Continue in this way,
narrowing on every fifth round and
reducing number of stitches between
narrowed stitches by 2 (as 7, 5, 3,
etc.) until you have 28 stitches left
on needles. Divide on 2 needles, hav having
ing having 14 on 1st needle and 14 on the
other, and finish the same as for the
toe of a sock.
Wristlets No. 1
Vz hank yarn (lb.); 1 pair Red
Cross needles No. 2.
Cast on 48 stitches, knit 2 and purl
2 for 12 inches, and sew up leaving
2 inches open space for thumb 2 in inches
ches inches from Jthe edge.
Wristlets No. 2
hank of yarn (lb.); 4 Red
Cross needles No. 1.
Cast on 52 stitches on 3 needles:
16-16-20. Knit 2, purl 2 for 8 inches.
To make opening for thumb, knit 2,
purl 2 to end of 3d needle, turn; knit
and purl back to end of 1st needle,
always slipping first stitch; turn. Con Continue
tinue Continue knitting back and forth for 2
inches. From this point continue as
at first for 4 inches for the hand. Bind
off loosely and buttonhole thumb
Medium Sized Man's Sock
4 Red Cross needles No. 1; lb. (2
hanks) of yarn.
Set up 60 stitches, 20 on each? of
three needles. Knit 2 plain and 2 purl
for 35 rows (4 inches.) 36th row
knit 4 plain stitches, knit 2 together;
repeat this until the round is com-,
pleted. There are now 50 stitches on
the needles. Knit 50 rows 'plain until
leg measures 11 inches. (6 inches
of plain knitting). Take half the
number of stitches (25) on the first
needle for the heel (leaving 12 and 13

We Have ihe Equipment and Ability

To serve you as you ought to
ask you again, to let us know, for

vur Jesire.
Of course, sometimes, little things go wrong, but they are not inten

tional, and, if you will call us up,
Ocala Ice &
It Pays

But every housewife should remem remember
ber remember that the best is not aways the highest
priced. Experience has taught me that you can't always
judge quality by the cost sign.
That is particularly true of baking"
, powder. Baking powder quality can be de determined
termined determined only by bake day results. The baking powder that
serves you best regardless of what you pay is the best to
buy and use.
I have made a close study and care careful
ful careful investigation of baking powder, because it
is unquestionably one of the most important of baking ma materials.
terials. materials. It effects all ingredients employed with it.
No woman, no matter how careful
her selection of flour, sugar, eggs, etc., can
employ the limit cf baking economy if she uses a poorly
made, wasteful baking powder.
Merit, not money, is the only safe
basis upon which to estimate the worth of a
baking powder. Fortunately the housewife no longer has to
conduct costly experiments of her own to determine just which
particular brand is the most efficient and economical. Experts
like myself, make a business of testing baking powders and
accurately arriving at their actual value. We make no mistakes in our
decisions as our experiments are made along strictly scientific lines.
Millions of women are now profit profiting
ing profiting by the aid offered by domestic scientists.
I know this to be true as choice is now centered on the
brand of baking powder that I and other domestic scientists have
found superior through both chemical and oven tests. It is
becoming more popular every day. Its tremendous sales
increase was not influenced in the least by cost' It is a moderate
priced baking powder. Costs considerably less than some other
brands. Still it is preferred by women who could and would pay more
were it possible to secure the desired quality. They don't buy this
brand of baking powder because of a saving of cost' but because
of its demonstrated superiority. To them it mean3 the greatest
quality value the greatest purity and greatest certainty of results
that can be had at any price. Decidedly the best, not because
of moderate price, but because of its unimprovable merit
In justice to those who read this
article that they may share in the savings and
baking success assured by the biggest selling and recognized
superior baking powder it is no more than fair that I give publicity
to the brand preferred alike by experts and America's millions of
housewives Calumet Baking Powder.

NOTE. Miss Costello is already well known to most of the ladies
of our city. She is of the Domestic Science Branch of the University
of Chicago, a graduate of Lewis Institute, Supervisor of Domestic
Science in Public Schools, Special Lecturer on Domestic Arts and
Economy, Special Lecturer to the Women's Clubs.
We are publishing a series of her most important articles.

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J.J. Loy, Proprietor
Receive Special Attention
12 E. Ft. King Ave. Ocala, Fla.

stitches on the second and third
needles for the instep), add on the
25 stitches knit 1 row, purl 1 row
alternately for 26 times (or 3 inches),
always slipping the first stitch. Begin
to turn heel on the wrong side, slip
1, purl 13, purl 2 together, purl 1.
Turn work over, slip 1, knit 4, slip
1, knit 1, and pass it over slipped
stitch, knit 1. Turn, slip 1, purl 5, purl
2 together, purl 1. Turn, slip 1, knit 6,
slip 1, knit 1, and pass it over slipped
stitch, knit 1. Continue working to toward
ward toward the sides of the heel in this man manner,
ner, manner, leaving 1 more stitch between
decreases on every row until all the
stitches are worked in. There should
then be 15 stitches on the needle. Pick
up 13 stitches on side of heel; now
knit the 25 stitches on 2d and 3d
needle on to one needle, which be becomes
comes becomes you 2d needle; with your 3d
needle pick up the 13 stitches on other
side of heel, and knit 7 stitches off
your 1st needle so .that you will now
have 21 stitches on the 1st needle, 25
stitches on the 2d needle, and 20
stitches on 3d needle. 1st needle (a)
knit to within 3 stitches of end, knit
2 together, knit 1. 2d needle (b) knit
plain. 3d needle (c) knit 1, slip 1, knit
1, pass slipped stitch over, knit plain
to end of needle. Knit around plain
Repeat a, b. c and d until you have

b serried, and when you are not let us

this is the only way we can accomplish
they will be corrected IMMEDIATELY.
PackiM Co.
13 stitches on 1st needle 25 stitches
on 2d, ,12 stitches on 3d. Knit plain
for 4 inches. 1st needle e() knit It
stitchess knot 2 together, knit 1. 2d
needle (f) knit 1, slip 1, knit 1, pas3
slipped stitch over, knit 19 inches.
Knit 2 together, knit 1. 3d needle (g)
knit 1, slip 1, knit 1, pass slipped
stitch over, knit 9 stitches, knit 2
rows plain (h).
Repeat e, f, g and h five times, then
narrow every other row until you
have 5 stitches on your 1st needle, 9
stitches on your 2d needle and 4
stitches on your 3d needle. Knit the 5
stitches on your 1st needle on to your
3d. Your work is now all on 2 needles
opposite each other. Break off yarn
leaving 12-inch end. Thread into wor worsted
sted worsted needle and proceed to weave the
front and back together as follows:
Pass worsted needle through 1st
stitch of front knitting needle as if
knitting and slip stitch off pass
through 2d stitch as if purling leave
stitch on, pull thread through 1st
stitch of back needle as if purfing,
slip stitch of, purl thread through 2d
stitch of back needle as if knitting,
leave stitch on. Repeat from until
all the stitches, are off the needle.
Sock when finished should measure:
Foot, from tip of heel to tip of to, 11
inches. Leg, from tip of heel to tip
of leg, 14 inches.




Masons meet this evening.
Syrup bottle corks. Anti-Monopoly.
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A welcome -rain ieu mat mjui t,e

early this morning.

Do you read the want ads?
Attorney W. M. Gober is spending

the day in Inverness.

Chesapeake' Bay Oysters received
daily at the Delicatessen onop, uca
Mr. A. Bisbee, a prominent New
York lawyer, is among ic w his

the city. Inaw. Drovided he brings to the navy

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Mr. E. G. Baxter, a prominent law -.
ver of Gainesville, was in town yea-1.
tPrHav on leeral business. ,," L:
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r TTa to it. TVnT.
SHOP, A. E. Gerig.
The third ta. of the Oealeean En-
U U "SUal
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rhflMnaV. Rav Ovsters received is
daily F.t the Delicatessen Shop, Ocala
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Private Everett Clayton of- Com-

nanv A. on sick leave to his homelficate signed by a justice of the peace,

1 nmnvar1 tn f Vio linsnital- for I
lierc. was icmv" w x
an operation, today. It will be weeics
v e u nriii Ho ahio m rpioin ms
ucxuic iic "v. I
Vick's Salve 25c. Anti-Monopoly, tf
Messrs. R. B. Bullock and T. S.
Trantham have dissolved their' law
partnership, and Mr. Trantham is
now associated with Mr. H. M. Hamp Hampton
ton Hampton in hfs steadily increasing legal
business. Mr. Trantham is one of our
rising young lawyers.
Correspondence Cards, 600 boxes at
29cts. per box while they last. Gerig's
Drug Store.
Advertise in the Star. ;
Our sturdy young friend, John Mc Mc-Lin.
Lin. Mc-Lin. leaves today for Jacksonville, to
go into the army. John intends to
ioin the engineers. He would have
gone months, ago, but has., only just
been able to get his business affairs
arranged. We shall miss John. He is
a fine specimen of young American
manhood, and we know he will do his
duty by his country. :
Come in and look at that new lot of
Correspondence Cards. Fifty and 75c
values for 29cts. the box. Gerig's
A full assortment of the famous
PAKRO Seedtape. Just the thing for
the small fall garden. Ocala Seed
Store. tf
The picture story at the Temple
last night, was a well displayed and
touching Vitagraph,- "An Alabaster
Box." Its moral was one that a great
many uncharitable people should take
to themselves. The story this after afternoon
noon afternoon and evening, "Pants," in which
Mary Mc Alister features, is one of the
cutest ever seen. It is story of a
bright little girl, tangled in all sorts
of scrapes, from which she finally
triumphantly emerges.
The nicest line of Correspondence.
Cards we have ever shown at the km
price of 29cts. per box. Gerig's Drug
Among the business visitors in the
city today is Mr. E. W. Williams, rep representing
resenting representing a Baltimore tailoring house.
Mr. Williams for many years ran'A.
C. L. trains Nos. 39 and 40 through
Ocala and knows everybody on the
line from St. Petersburg to Jackson Jacksonville.
ville. Jacksonville. He will make his headquarters
in Ocala and travel the state for his
company. n
Try that famous Jonteel Talcum
Powder. Sold only at Gerig's Drug
tore at 25cts. the can.
W. K. Lane, M. D Physician and
Surgeon, specialist Eye, Ear, Nose and
Throat. Law Library Building, Ocala
Florida. tf
Candler, Dec. 5. The pulpits of
Candler were ably filled Sunday by
Rev. S.,W. Whidden at the Methodist
church in the morning and at night
by Rev. Henry Nation in the Pres Presbyterian
byterian Presbyterian church.
Mrs. G. Rankin of Canrionsburg,
Pa., is the guest of her father, Rev.
E. G. McKinley, and sister, and
brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. J. J.
Marshall at the home of the former.
A number of Candlerites attended
the fair. All are praiseworthy in
' their remarks of the same. Mr. and
Mrs. C. IT. Mathews and Mr. and Mrs.
John Mathews and Mr. H. W. Baxtei
were so enthused thev used their sea
son tickets to the full limit.
Miss Alice Kichie has accepted a
position in the Ocala tSar office.
Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Hightower
motored over from their Lake George
home and greeted friends Thanksgiv
ing morning.
Miss Alice Richie came down from

Ocala to be the Thanksgiving guest
of Mrs. J. Haller. t
Star ads. are business builders.


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roads constructed. This takes an army

of workmen and the workmen are
over there on the job.
Snme dav. when the full story can

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revealed, ine nauun win xcan.
Newton D. Baker, secretary of

war, has been doing something more
than sit in an inner office and twiddle
his thumbs.

Navy Recruiting Station,
Ocala, Fla., Dec. b.
Postoffice Building,
ITn to Dec. 15. 1917, a man who has
04fi0 for the draft armv by of
local board may volunteer for tne
.vniirKv tatinn a certificate signed I
. hn-,j RtaHnj, he will not
aaAaA frt fiii present auota from
r,f fnr this first armv.
After December 1 1917 I ,f
The above applies for the quota for
the second drait army, in accurate
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IWltn Uie aWVB UUUimowui. .vr I

SLard fo tSe eff ?t Hs class
and order number are so low that he
j V i.L. n -v-T VtiO
not witmn wie current 4
local board.
i f .L..linlr w.kimir rnQT r O n
It IS ausUiUlciY ucvcaaoij
Ian annlicant anohes lor ennsxmeni in
the navy, that he bring a sworn certi-
nnianr T-n Vilif pVllpf of noliCC mmiS-
uuwi j) x
fer or school superintendent snowing
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iota ann niar-p or ni ri.n ann
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fTrnanf 'v1 fkf MpTI for INSW I
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Reeistered men you only have a few
more .. utjr
J AinsiHai- to vnlnntPPT I
?our r.e..- 1" d1 "IrSL. Z
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iree win, aiwi mt.v v j i
l 'i x t rrtTo
late MJ voiunueei: iui u xij-.
nnW bpfore it is too late. Call around
and make out an application and let
me send you to Atlanta for final ex examination.
amination. examination. The following ratings are
"U :ZVIi:7
open. ow-x-w.,
cooks, bakers, machinists, telegraph
an damateur wireless operators for
the radio service. Also quartermas
ters and machinists for the aviation
branch. Enlistment ages, 18 to 35;
pay to start with, $32.50 up per
month. Promotions very rapid, in
eluding board, clothing and the best
of medical care free. For further in-
formation apply at room 211, post-1
office building, or write the under
signed. Wm. B. Schlereth,
Commissary Steward, U. S. N.
TllitHtvn. T)pp. fL Most of our Deo- I
pie attended the fair last week and
reported a good time. A number of
prizes came our way, and just watch
us next year. Our precinct will sur-
prise you.
Mrs. A. J. Smith of Gastonia, N. C,
is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. B. R.
Blitch. 1
Mr. J. J. Godwin is up after sev
eral weeks illness.
. Mr. J. J. Triplett of Chester, S. C,
is visiting Messrs. Landis arid Loonis
I Dr. J. F. Chipman is with us this
week, putting in a dipping vat.
' Dr. S. H. Blitch is spending this
week on the East Coast.
Mr. and Mrs. B. C. Blitch spent
Sunday at Pleasant Hill.
Mr. and Mrs. G. V. Blitch are the
proud parents of a daughter, born last
week. The little stranger will be
called Gertrude Vivian.
Mr. Harry Ragland of Jacksonville
is the guest of Mr. George McKay.
Mr, A. L. McKay has completed hi&
dipping vat and a number of cattle
have been dipped this week.
.Misses Oda Blitch and Rowena
Hammons and Mr. F. A. Blitch and
Mr. Earl Phillips motored to Ocala
Sunday afternoon and were accom accompanied
panied accompanied home by Miss Annie Pope
In the Circuit Court of Marlon County,
Florida In Chancery.
Simon C. Sasser, Complainant, -vs.
Susanna Y- Hilton et al, Defend Defendants.
ants. Defendants. Order for Constructive Service.
It is ordered that the defendants
herein named, to-wit: iMary E. Foggs,
William Brown, Lula L. Gregory, L.ula
F. Gregory, w. B. Goodwin, k. j.
Knight and W. J. Hlllman, co-partners
doing business under the firm name
of Knight & oilman, and each of them
be ano they are heretDy reouirea to ap
pear to the bill of complaint hereto
fore filed m this cause, on or Derore
4th day of February, 1918.
It is further ordered that this order
be published once a week for eight
consecutive weeks in the Ocala live livening
ning livening Star, a newspaper published in
said oountv and state.
Witness my- hand and the seal of
said court this the 5th day of Decem
ber, 1917.
(Seal) P. H. NUGENT,
Clerk Circuit Court. Marion County,
Complainant's Solicitors. 12-9-thur
In the Circuit Court of Marion County.
Florida In Chancery.
Simon C- Sasser, Complainant, vs.
- Susanna V. Hilton et al, Defend-
- ants.
Order for Constructive Service.
It is ordered that ithe defendant,
Susanna V. Hilton be and she is bereby
required to apipear to the bill of com com-plant
plant com-plant heretofore filed in this cause, on
or before the
7th day of January, 1018.
It Is further ordered that this order
be published once a week for four
consecutive weeks In the Ocala Eve Evening
ning Evening Star, a newspaper published in
said county and state.
Witness my hand and the seal of

said, court this the 5th day of Decem December.
ber. December. 1917.
(Seal) P. H. NUGENT,
Clerk Circuit Court, Marion County,
Complainant's Sblici'tors. 12-6-thur


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Moss Bluff; fifth, Clyde Seckinger,
Martel; sixth, William Seckinger,
Farmer exhibiting ten ears of corn
grown and selected by himself: First,
Joe Davis, Summerfield; second, Col Collier
lier Collier Bros., Ocala; third, Landis Blitch,
Ocala; fifth, J. C. Johnson, Ocala.
Cup donated to the association to be
awarded to the district making best
exhibit of corn: Ocala precinct.
Farmer who exhibits best 100 ears
corn: First, Lawton Martin, Elec-
tra; secona, coiner cros., ucaia
roys rORV ri.TTR
Champion Prize: Lawton Martin,
Electra; scholarship, Ishmael Brant,
Electra; scholarship, Clyde Seckinger,
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Bt Box Oranges: John Kendig.
Sparr; second.. Crosby and Wart-
mann; Citra, third, John Kendig,
Best Box of Grapefruit: John Kendig,
Best Box of Tangerines: Citra Fruit
Co., by W. T. Dupree, Citra; second,
John Kendig, Sparr; third, Citra
Fruit Co., by W. T. Dupree.
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Largest and Best Bunch of Grape-
Tniir n. .finiifir K i i va.' ni
, rrpnrv Connor. Ocklawaha.
Best Exhibit of Japan Persimmons,
Grown to the C-. W. H. Ander-
son, Williston.
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dividual or firm: John Kendig,
SDar: second. Crosby and Wart-
mann, Citra.
Best Exhibit of Pecans, 10 pounds
.nmron in rwmtv! 1
Grown in County: T. Needham
Ocala; second, W. V. Chappell, Ken
drick; third, J. M. and G. L. Meffert
Best Exhibit of Hickory Nuts, one one-'
' one-' half bushel, Grown in County: Al
lan Rodgers, Ocala.
Best Exhibit of Cut Chrysanthemums
not less than one dozen flowers
Miss Mamie Taylor, Ocala.
Best Exhibit of Cut Roses in Vase
Miss Mamie Taylor, Ocala.
Best Single Specimen Rose in Vase:
Miss Mamie Taylor, Ocala.
Best Single Specimen of Palm: Mrs.
J. Wmtneid.
Best Single Specimen of Fern: Mrs.
James Taylor, Ocala; second, Mrs.
Jerry Burnett, Ocala.
Best Display of Cut Flowers, any va-
riety m vases: lvirs. jaraes.iayior,
Best Collection of Begonias: Mrs. El Ella
la Ella Livingston, Ocala; second, Miss
Mamie Taylor, Ocala.
Best Collection of Plants in Flower,
Foilage Plants, Ferns and Palms
from a Greenhouse (.not less than 20
varieties in all): John Heintz, Ocala.
Best Bull Under 1 year old: Chambliss
& Co., Ocala.
Best Cow or Heifer, 2 years old and
under three: Z. C. Chambliss, Ocala.
Best Bull 3 years old or over: L. K.
Edwards, Irvine.
Best Cow 3 years old or over: L. K.
Edwards, Irvine.
Best Cow or Heifer, 2 years old and
under three: L. K. Edwards, Irvine.
Best Heifer, 1 year old and under 2:
L. K. Edwards, Irvine.
Best Bull 3 years old or over: L. K.
Edwards, Irvine.
Best Bull 2 years old and under 3: Ed Edwards
wards Edwards Bros., Ocala.
Best Bull, 1 year old and under 2: Ed Edwards
wards Edwards Bros., Ocala.
Best Bull under 1 year old: L. K. Ed Edwards,
wards, Edwards, Irvine.
Best Cow 3 years old or over: L. K.
Edwards, Irvine.
Best Cow or Heifer, 2 years old and
under 3: L. K. Edwards, Irvine.
Best Heifer, 1 year old and under 2;
L. K. Edwards, Irvine.
Best Heifer, under 1 year, old: L. K.
Edwards, Irvine.
Best Cow 3 years old or over: L. K.
Edwards, Irvine; second, Chambliss
& Co.. Ocala.
Best Heifer. 1 year old and under 2:
Edwards Bros., Ocala; second, Mary
Buttes, Marti City.
Best Heifer, under 1 year old: L. K
Edwards, Irvine.
Best Steer or Spayed Heifer, 2 years
old and under 3: L. K. Edwards, lr
Best Steer or Spayed Heifer, under 1
year: Chambliss & Co., Ocala; sec
A T, K. Edwards. Irvine.
PA-t Pdt nf Fat. Cattle. 3 or more: L.
K. Edwards, Irvine; second, E. C
Beuchler, Anthony.
Best Bull, 3 years old or over: R. S.
Hall, Ocala; second ,Fessenden Aca-
demv. Fessenden.
Best Cow, 3 years old or over : Ruled
Rest Heifer. 1 year old and under 2
Mrs. Jack Thompson, Ocala; second,
Fannie Weidner, Ocala.
Best Cow, 3 years old or over: Mrs. A.

C. Blowers, Ocala.


Best Boar, 1 year old or over: E. C.
Beuchler, Anthony; R. S. Hall,
Best Boar, under 1 year old: E. C.
Beuchler, Anthony.
Best Sow, 1 year old or over: E. C.
Beuchler, Anthony; second, W. H.
Anderson, Williston.
Best Sow, under 1 year old: E. C.
Eeuchler, Anthony; second, W. H.
Anderson, Williston.
Best Pen, Boar and Two Sows, any
age: L. H. WTills, Evinston; second,
E. C. Beuchler, Anthony.
Best Bo3r, 1 year old or over: Mrs. T.
C. Carter, Ocala; second, A, C. Blow
ers, Ocala.
Best Boar, under 1 year old: Edwards
Bros., Ocala; J. W. Lyles, Kendrick.
Best Sow, 1 year old or over: A. C.
Blowers, Ocala; second, Mrs. T. C.
Carter, Ocala.
Best Sow, under l'year old: Edwards
Bros., Ocala.
Best Pen, Boar and Two Sows, any
age: 'A. C. Blowers, Ocala; second,
Edwards Bros., Ocala.
Best Pen of Pigs, six months old or
under, six pigs or more: A. C. Blow Blowers,
ers, Blowers, Ocala.
Best Sow and Suckling Brood: Geo.
Blowers, Ocala.
Best Boar. 1 year old or over: E. C.
Beuchler, Anthony.
Best Boar, 1 year old: Chambliss &
Co.. Ocala.
Best Sow, 1 year old or over: E. C.
Bauchler, Anthony.
Best Sow, under 1 year old: E. C.
Beuchler, Anthony.
Best Mulefoot Boar, under 1 year old;
Peter Paul, Ocala.
Best Essex Sow, 1 year old or over:
Mrs.' W. Ponder, Ocala.
Best Essex Sow, under 1 year old: Al Allan
lan Allan Rodgers, Ocala.
Grade Hogs Must Show 50 Per Cent.
Improved Blood
Best Sow, 1 year old or over: Cham Chambliss
bliss Chambliss & Co.
Best Sow, under 1 year old: Mrs. T. C
Carter, Ocala.
Hampshire, under 6 months: W. P.
Goodyear, Ocala.
Guinea, under 6 months: W. P. Good Goodyear,
year, Goodyear, Ocala.
Best Sow and Suckling Brood: Fes Fessenden
senden Fessenden Academy, Fessenden.
Sheep Same Rule as Applied to
Best Ram and two Ewes, any Breed:
. Edwards Bros., Ocala.
Best Lamb under 1 year, any breed:
Mrs. Roller. Ocala; second, Edwards
Bros., Ocala.
ROADSTERS Standard Breeds
Best Stallion, 3 years old or over: E,
Goodyear, Ocala.
Best Mare, 3 years old or over: Dr
Blackiston, Ocala.
Best Mare, 1 year old and under 2: J.
R. Lyle, Kendrick.
Best Mare, 2 years old and under 3:
Michael Henry, Ocala.
Best Mare, 1 year old and under 2: M.
Anderson, Ocala.
Best Brood Mare, with foal: A. T.
James, Ocala; second, A. M. Mef Meffert,
fert, Meffert, Ocala.
Best Stallion, 3 years old or over: E.
C. Beuchler, Anthony.
Best Mare or Gelding, 3 years old or
over: E. C. Beuchler, Anthony.
Best Mare or Gelding, 2 years old and
under 3: E. C. Beuchler, Anthony.
Best Mare or Gelding Colt, under 1
year: E. C. Beuchler, Anthony; sec second,
ond, second, Mrs. Roller, Ocala.
Best Pair of Draft Horses shown in
Harness: E. C. Beuchler, Anthony.
Best Stallion, 3 years old or over:
John Seiler, Oak.
Best Mare or. Gelding, 3 years old or
over: Miss C. Semmes, Reddick;
second, Miss Roller ,Ocala.
Best Lady Rider, over 16 years old:
Mrs. C. L. Fox, Ocala; second, Miss
C. Semmes, Kendrick.
Best Lady Rider under 16 years old:
Miss Roller, Ocala; second, Miss
Mathews, Ocala.
Best Gentleman Rider over 16 years
old: R. D. Jones, Ocala.
Best Gentleman Rider, under 16 years
old: John Roller, Ocala.
MULES Marion County Owned
Best Mule, 3 years old or over: L. K.
Edwards, Irvine; second, J. M. Mef Meffert,
fert, Meffert, Ocala.
Best Mule 2 years old and under 3,
Marion County Raised: J. M. Mef Meffert,
fert, Meffert, Ocala; second, L. K. Edwards,
Best Mule, 1 year old and under 2,
Marion County raised: L. K. Ed
wards, Irvine; second, J. M. Mef
fert, Ocala.
Best Mule Colt, under 1 year old, Ma Marion
rion Marion county raised: L. K. Edwards,
Jrvine; second, J. M. Meffert, Ocala.
Best Jack, 3 years old or over: J. M
Meffert, Ocala; second, Mrs. Roller,
Best Jack, 2 years old and under 3: E.
C. Beuchler, Anthony.
Best Jack and four of his get, any age:
J. M. Meffert, Ocala.
advertise in the Star.
Careful Estimates made on all Con-1
tract work. Gives More and Better ;
Work for the Money than any other
contractor in the city.


RATES: Six line maximum, one
time 25a; three times bOc; six times
75c.; one month $3. Payable in advance.
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"My Optician" j
I especially offer my services to the i
people of Central Florida, and invite)
personal visits or mail orders.
202-204 Hogan St., Park Hotel Bldg
PERSONAL If the party who took
a fur collar at Gerig's Specialty Shop
last Saturday night will return the
property it will prevent unpleasant
disclosures. Return to Gerig's Spec Specialty
ialty Specialty Shop. 6-3t
FOR SALE 40-acre farm three miles
from Ocala. Land adapted to the
growing of cotton. Apply to H. D.
Stokes. 6-6t
WANTED Two good sound mares;
must be cheap for cash. Address E.
W. Creider, Route A, Ocala. 6-2t
WANTED Hogs and cattle. Highest
market prices paid, f o. b. loading
point. Let us quote you prices before
you sell. McCranie & Ragland, Har
rington Hall hotel, Ocala. mon-thur
FOR SALE One 1917 Ford, $310;
two 1917 Fords, $375 apiece; one 1916
Ford, $350; one 1912 Chalmers, $300,
and other bargains in second-hand
cars. Auto Sales Co.. Phone 348. 6t
FOR SALE perfectly sound', five five-foot
foot five-foot live alligator. Inquire at Star
office. 4 3t
FOR RENT Furnished rooms for
rent. Apply to Mrs. J. E. Stilley,
Silver Springs, Fla. l-6t
Ford touring car, used four months,
in perfect condition. The Maxwell
Agency, Ocala, Fla. 3-tf
FORD BARGAIN A 1914 model
Ford touring car; no top; in good
mechanical condition. For sale at the
Maxwell Agency, Ocala, Fla. 3-tf
FOR SALE Nice lot 70 x 112 in sec second
ond second ward also nice residence lot at
$200. W. W. Condon. 21-tf
FOR RENT A five room cottage, all
modern conveniences; one block from

lis now a universally acknowledged necessity. No business man isfi

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We represent not only the best fire insurance companies, but
also the highest class INDEMNITY AND BONDING concerns in
the world. Talk is over with us.


Courses in Classics, Science and Commerce. Also
Primary Department. Send for Catalogue.
Rev. F. Benedict, Director.


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In the heart of the city with Hemming Park for a front yard
Every moaern convenience in each room. Dining roam serviceHl""
second to none
RATES From $1.50 per day per person to ?6.
Proprietor. Manscer.

made the reputation of
Be Deceived!
The original Boy Scout
Shoes cannot be purchased
anywhere in Ocala except at
in the city. Look for the Boy
Scout seal on the Box.
PRICES $3.50 and $4.00
' Commercial Bank Block
primary schooT building urfiS,South
Third street. Apply to R. R. Car Carroll,
roll, Carroll, Star office. 19-tf
FOR RENT The residence known
as the Rawls home on Nonth Sanchez
street. All modern improvements.
Apply to C. Rheinauer. 11-26-tf
MULES FOR SALE A pair of good,
second-hand mules, tough and sound,
and in perfect condition; working in
turpentine business. Apply to R. R.
Carroll, Ocala, Fla. 19-tf
We shall be pleased to handle
fancy work for the next few weeks
on 10 per cent, commission. The Hat
Shop. 4 6t.
Fresh milk, Hewett Dairy, at the
Delicatessen Shop, 15c. quart. 12-tf



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