The Ocala evening star

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

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I Weather Forecast: Fair tonight
in north, showers in central and south
portions; cold wave with 'light frost
m central portion; Sunday, fair, cold colder,
er, colder, with cold wave in central portion.,

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Destroyer and Half Her Gal Gallant
lant Gallant Men Went Down



Washington, Dec. 8 The Ameri American
can American destroyer Jacob Jones, cruising in
jOie war zone, has beenorpedoed and
shiLmtaltGxsTw perished.
Thirty-seven survivors were taken
off on rafts. The sinking occurred
Dec. 6th, at 8 o'clock p. m., while the
ship was on patrol duty.
The Jacob Jones was commanded
by Davis Worth Bagley, a brother of
the wife of Secretary of the Navy
Daniels. Bagley 's brother was the
first American officer j killed in' the
Spanish-American warlj r
The complement of the Jones in
. peace time was five petty officers and
87 men. )
London, Dec. 8 The number of
Italians captured by the Teutons in
their new offensive in Northern Italy
" now exceeds 16,000, according to of official
ficial official announcement from Austrian
headquarters. The strong points east
of the Asiago plateauhas been storm
ed, the statement says.
Guayqajl, Dec. 8. Ecuador has
J. severed diplomatic relations .with
i Germany, the government ocially an announced
nounced announced today.

London, Dec 8. A Russian gov government
ernment government dispatch dated Thursday re received
ceived received here by wireless, announced
that the Bolsheviki foreign minister,
Leon Trotzky, has sent all the 'allied
embassies and, legations hi Petrograd
a note intimating., that the armistice
. and negotiations with the Central
- Powers have been suspended for a
( week, v -'- -V :. ':
All American citizens resident of
Jerusalem have been removed to the
southeast, "according to a dispatch
from British army headquarters in

Qone Again on the Rampage to "Up "Upset
set "Upset Their Government
(Associated Press)
Madrid. Dec. 8. A revolution
broken out in Lisbon,- the capital of
Portugal, according to a dispatch re
ceived here via Oporto. Outbreaks
ftlsrt sai to have occurred at
Oporto. :
(Associated Press)
Macon, Ga., Dec. 8.There were
Ave deaths at Camp- Wheeler bast
hospital during the past twenty-four
hours as follows:
Robert Bocrgus, Covington, Ga.
Horace C. Barclay, Kissimmee, Fla.
Monroe Newnan, Ozark, Ala.
W. H. Stewart, Boswell Crossing,
Ala. j
Henry C. Cargyle, Company A,
lfifith Engineers (residence address
not given.. ... v
AH were victims of pneumonia.
.(Associated Press) ;
Washington, Dec. 8. Generally
fair weather with a rising tempera temperature
ture temperature after Monday is the forecast for
the South Atlantic states for, the
week beginning- Sunday. v
Washington, Dec. 8. Dr. A. D.
Melvin, chief of the bureau of animal
industry, died here last night of pul pul-rsonary
rsonary pul-rsonary hemorrhage, aged 55.

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Report to that Effect Comes Through
the American Consulate -at
(Associated rressj
Washington, Dec. 8. The Ameri American
can American consul at Tiflis today reported a
rumor that th-5 former czar of Rus Russia
sia Russia had escaped though there was no
confirmation of the rumor. No other
news was received from Russia
France Pays Her Tribute to the First
Americans Kiled on Her Soil
- (Louisville Courier-Journal)
'Americans will find it hard to read
without dimming eyes the tribute
paid by a French officer to the Amer
ican ; privates, Enright, Gresham and
Hay the first to fall under the Amer
ican flag in France. ; ;
It is well to reread and to remem
ber the following:
"In the name of the th Division,
in the name of the French army and in
the name of France I bid farewell to
Private Enright, Private Gresham
and Private Hay, of the American ar army.
my. army. "Of their own free will they had
left a prosperous and happy country
to come over here. They knew war
was continuing in Europe; they knew
that the forces fighting for honor,
love of justice and civilization were
still checked by the long prepared
forces serving the power of brutal
dominion, oppression and barbarity.
They knew, that efforts were still nec
essary. They wished to give up their
generous hearts, and they have not
forgotten old historical memories,
while others forgot more recent ones.
; "They ignored nothing of ths cir circumstances
cumstances circumstances and nothing had been'con been'con-cealed
cealed been'con-cealed from them neither the length
and hardships of war nor the violence
of battle, nor the dreadfulness of the
weapons, nor the perfidy of the foe.
Nothing stopped them. They adopt adopted
ed adopted the hard and strenuous lie; they
crossed the ocean at great peril; they
took their places on the front by our
side, and theyl have fallen facing the
foe in a hard and desperdte hand-to-hand
fight. Honor to them! Their
families, friends and .fellow: Citizens
will be proud when they learn of their
deaths. r
"Men! These graves, the first to
be dug in our national soil and only a
short distance from tne enemy, are as
a mark of the mighty land we and our
allies firmly cling to in the common
task, confirming the will of the peo people
ple people and the army of the United
States, to fight with lis to a finish,
ready to sacrifice as long as it is nec necessary
essary necessary until final victory for the most
noble of ctiuses, that of liberty of "na
tions, the weak as well as the mighty.
Thus the deaths of these humble sol soldiers
diers soldiers appeal to us with extraordinary
grandeur. : ; r '- :
"We will therefore ask that the
mortal remains of these y oung men be
left here, left with us forever. We
inscribe on the tombs, "Here Lie the
First Soldiers of the Republic, of the
United States to Fall on the Soil of
France for Liberty and Justice." The
passerby will stop and uncover his
head. Travellers and men of heart
will go oufof their way to comeliere
to pay their respective tributes, v
"Private Enright! Private Gresh
am!. Private Hay! In the name of



(Associated Press

Halifax, Dec. 8. A blinding f north
country" snow storm continued to
hold the city in its grasp" today, add adding
ing adding new terrors for the survivors of
Tuesday's disaster and impeding. the,
progress of relief trains hurrying
here with urgently needed supplies.
Thousands of men, women and chil-
drep, passed a night' of suffering. The j
food situation is declared to be the
most- serious problem. There is
enough for immediate needs, but un
less communication be opened soon
the city faces positive famine.
Amherst, N. S., Dec. 8. An esti estimate
mate estimate that there are 4000 dead is con contained
tained contained in a private telegram received
from Halifax by an undertaking, firm
here; The message asks that; 4000
coffins be sent to Halifax at once.
Washington, December 8. Secre Secretary
tary Secretary Daniels today offered the Red
Cross Society quantities of govern government
ment government supplies for the relief of Hali Halifax
fax Halifax sufferers, including blankets and
France; I. thank you. God .receive
your souls. Farewell!".
Our. own Theodore CHara, who
sleeps beneath the mossy marble in
the State Cemetery at Frankfort,
where. Boone looks down from the
cliffs upon the .gleaming .river, and
the Kentuckians who fought at Buena
Vista and Monterey lie clustered
about the white shaft reared to honor
heroes of the Mexican War; O'Hara,
poet, soldier and patriot, declared in
his "Bivouac of the Dead"- that the
ashes o thebrave should be claimed
from war, as its richest spoil, and re returned
turned returned to the warrior's native land.
Ordinarily the rule laid down by
O'Hara should be obeyed, but in this
instance it may well be broaken. The
graves of Private Enright, Gresham
and Hay should remain forever in
France, where the first Americans
wearing American uniform, under the
American flag, 'died in Europe for
America's conception of liberty, free
dom from the dictates of the throne
and crown, independence of pretend
ed divine right, freedom' to traverse
peaceably and unassailed the open
roads of the world, by land or sea.
Nothing is more fitting than that
the graves of three private ; soldiers
from America should become a shrine
of liberty in France,. visited by Euro Europeans
peans Europeans and Americans as the mile
stones upon the highway of human
progress, making the point at which
theflame of freedom whicb had burn
ed bravely brightly and steadily
since the inauguration -of the Ameri
can Revolution flared back across the
Atlantic and illumined the scene of
the struggle of republican France
against her hereditary enemy and
democracy's inveterate enemy, auto autocratic
cratic autocratic Prussia
There are few far tqp few mo moments
ments moments to common soldiers. Let there
be a lasting one to Privates Gresham,
Enright and Hay. France will keep
the turf about it green. The feet of
lovers of freedom will keep the path pathway
way pathway to it well beaten. The soldiers
three, humble though they were in
life;- will be in death immortal.
County Demonstrator Blacklock
returned today from Gainesville,
bringing with him five of the Marioi,
county, boys who are helping to whip
the kaiser by raising big crops of
corn. They were La wton Martin of
Electra (who took first county and
second state prize), Lynn Feaster,
and Albert Zetrouer, Geiger; Clyde
Seckinger and Vernon Neal, Martel.
Myron Rou of Lowell went via the A.
C. L. All these boys attended the
university short course, to which they
were entitled by the fine corn crops
they raised. One hundred and six corn
club boys were present from all parts
of the state, and Mr. Blacklock says
they had a good time as well as an
instructive one.
Frank W. Ditto Jr. took the prize
at the fair for the second best col collective
lective collective exhibit of vegetables, but his
name was unintentionally omitted
from the report. :

Of the Dead at Halifax, and Twenty
Thousand People
(Associated Press) y
Halifax, Dec. 8. (From Staff Cor Correspondent
respondent Correspondent of the Associated Press),
A relief train arrived here today.
There is absolutely no way of esti estimating
mating estimating accurately the number of
dead, but 1500 is the figure generally
accepted Iby the authorities. Inves Investigation
tigation Investigation shows that almost 20,090
people are destitute.
Read Before the Federation of Worn Worn-1
1 Worn-1 an's Clubs at Its Recent
Meeting in Tampa
The following report of the home
economics department of the Florida
Federation of -Women's Clubs was
red at the Tampa convention by Mrs
W. T.' Gary, of this city," chairman:
; Four chairmen of home economics
have been in office only since tlie last
meeting of the federation, therefore
the report of the home economics
work for the term of office coincides
with the yearly report.
The home economics work in. the
state has been thoroughly launched
by the preceding chairmen and it was
therefore easy for your present chair chairman
man chairman to take uphe work and continue
along the lines already established.
Then, too, the existing conditions hav having
ing having brought about the great need for
food conservation and the necessit
for home makers knowing more about
their business, such as impetus has
been given to the work that instead of
the chairman carrying on the work,
the ,work has -carried or the -chair'
man. .. : ;X .i"' '"
In February your chairman of home
economics attended the short course
at the Woman's College in Tallahas
see, at which time she addressed the
students of the short course and also
the regular students of the home eco
nomics department of the college on
the subject "Home Economics in the
Florida Federation of Women's
Clubs.'" She also accepted an invita invitation
tion invitation to address the Woman's Club of
Tallahassee on 'the same subject.
In March a circular letter "was is issued
sued issued to the presidents of all clubs in
the federation. Twenty-four of the
one hundred and fifty clubs responded
to this letter. k V
A second circular letter was issued
in October enclosing a questionnaire
to which forty clubs replied.
"! During the past three months a
special home economics library has
been begun and is steadily growing.
Three books were purchased by the
state board, and presented by the
home economics department of the
DeLand Woman's Club, one by Mrs.
Preston Carson and several by : the
MacMillan Co., Houghton Mifflin Co.,
Longmans, Green & Co., and the J. B.
Lippincott Co;, publishing houses.
. We highly appreciate these gifts
and extend our hearty thanks to the
donors. As has been before stated
this library will be leased to any club
or community on application to the
federation librarian by the payment
of one dollar for four months and in incoming
coming incoming freight. V
On account of her attendance on
the short course-in Tallahassee your
chairman of home economics was un unable
able unable to attend the board meeting in
Bartow but she attended the meeting
at Lawtey at which time she secured
the appropriation for the library
books. ; :
In addition to the two circular let letters
ters letters about three hundred letters on de department
partment department work have been written by
your chairman of home economics,
and a number of clubs assisted in
forbiing programs before issuing the
program prepared by the state col college,
lege, college, i She has made talks on home
economics and food conservation at



8, 1917.


Are Now Alien


(Associated Press

Washington, Oec. 7, 6 p. m. -The
joint resolution declaring war on
Austro-Hungary passed both houses
this afternoon with brief debate. It
was signed by the president at 5:05
p. m. '..
;v up y.:' ;i
Washington, Dec. 8. The round-up
of Austrian and Hungarian alien
enemies began today throughout the
United States, with the agent of the
department of justice being assisted
by local authorities. J
tlje Inverness Woman's Club and on
two different occasions for the Belle Belle-view
view Belle-view Workers. The bulletins of the
department of agriculture and "other
literature on the subject have been
largely distributed. r
f As local work your chairman of
home economics has served on the
Marion County Food Commission,
conducted the food 1 conservation
pledge card campaign in Ocala and
assisted, in the county campaign or organized
ganized organized the unit of the Council of Na National
tional National Defense in Ocala and Inverness,
and secured for the county home dem demonstration
onstration demonstration agent an increase of salary
with increase of services from ten
months to eleven and one half.
"We consider the greatest achieve achievement
ment achievement of this' department for the past
year to be the food conservation short
course at the Women's College in Tal
lahassee in September, for which we
are indebted to President Conradi and
Miss Agnes Ellen Harris. Many tof
the clubs sent representatives to many
communities. This short course was
unique at the time for it was the
first short course planned for the
special purpose of teaching food con conservation
servation conservation to club women in this coun country.
try. country. Just after Miss Harris had pre prepared
pared prepared the program for this course the
government issued the bulletin oni
Ten Lessons in Food Conservation."
which bulletin is now recommended
for short course work.
Miss Agnes Ellen Harris, who is
known tq all as the state agent of
home. demonstration work, is a mem member
ber member of the Florida Federation com
mittee on home economics. She has
recently issued a letter to all club
presidents explaining her leave of ab
sence from the state and stating that
she will return permanently to our
state in six months, in the meantime
making monthly visits to us.
Working directly under Miss Harris
now, we have Mrs, Jessie Rich Arms
of Jacksonville, who is known as the
state urban worker. Government
workers will be directed by Mrs.
Arms in Tampa, Jacksonville, Miami,
Key West and Pensacola. Their work
corresponds to that of the home dem demonstration
onstration demonstration agents but is carried on in
cities instead of the country. Many
clubs have anticipated this movement
of the government and have some
months ago appointed chairmen in
their clubs to look after the city work
of food conservation. ;
Another movement which is being
stated is to establish in each town a
"food facts' library where shall be
on file and for public reference all
bulletins issued by the United States
department of agriculture and other
publications bearing on the subject of
We are told that "food will win the
war," and to show that our women
are fully alive to the situation, near nearly
ly nearly all of the clubs reporting to your
chairman of home economics reported
having conducted the food conserva conservation
tion conservation card campaigns. Many clubi
have bought canners, canned for the
public, given public demonstrations
and organized clubs. 1
We heartily endorse all of this
work.' It is a fine thing that our
women should know exactly how these
things should be done in the home and
be able to take care of the surplus of
kitchen gardens, but are we willing,
is it necessary, that we should go

VOL. 2d, NO. 295.

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LiJ ilza h ll li
(ft n n n
Enemies Thru-
Snowstorm in the Northeaster
.. States it) Driving a Blizzard
Rapidly Southward
' (Associated Press)
Washington, Dec. 8. A heavy fall
of 'snow throughout he entire north northeast
east northeast section of the country, with a
cold wave through the Middle West,
extending southward to the gulf,
causing much discomfort, today de delayed
layed delayed the movement of traffic already
baxiy congested. Cold wave warnings
hare .been issued for the South At-
laa'tlc states.'
back to colonial days and use our
strength and sacrifice our minds, when
it is" possible for us tq establish fs-.
tories in our communities and save
the wast from our fields by the to
rather than by the crate? Let us agi-.
tate the wholesale conservation ef
field products by canneries and paelu
ing' houses. This would not only fr&e
us of drudgery but would, add com commercial
mercial commercial "prestige to our state.
Just at present the most important
work to be done by. our woman's
clubs is the teaching of dietetics. We
recommend again a short cource for
every club or county, or at least
study classes, at which our womea
can learn tof use the foods we 'have,
our home products, to the greatest
As a member of the Red Cross
committee of the federation, your
chairman of home economics calls
your attention to the work which may
be conducted in this department. The
course in dietities outlined in the Rei
Cross text book is eroal to any of its
kind. Red Cross kitchens may be e.
tablished for preparing jellies for the
hospitals and soldiers and collections
cf the same made from among your
members. Knitting and other needle-
wnrlf mav slen Yn dnno in fTiia
' The home economics exhibit of this
convention was prepared at the re request
quest request of your chairman of home eco economics
nomics economics by Miss Isabel Story and Mrs.
J. R. Moorherd. home demonstration
agents of Hillsborough and Marion
counties. We are indebted to Mrs.
U. S. Bird and Mrs Osro Windhorst
for the splendid exhibit of cassava
products, and to Mrs. Fuller and Miss
Lettie Watkins for valuable assist assistance
ance assistance in arranging the exhibits. Wr
take this opportunity of publicly
thanking these ladies.
.In closing we wish to acknowledge
the invaluable assistance of our hon honored
ored honored and loved president, Mrs. W. S.
Jennings, through the entire year,
also many kind and helpful letters
received from our past general fed federation
eration federation heme economics chairman,
Miss Helen Louise Johnson, and our
present chairman, Mrs. J. C. Cawler,
and Miss Mary E. Sweeny and Miss
Pearl MacDonald, members of her
y Respectfully submited,'
Georgia I. Gary, Chairman.
Navv Recruiting Station,
Room 211, Postoffice Building, --
Ocala, Fla., December 8.
There are only a few days more for
registered men to volunteer for the
navy.. I can accept "men who have
been examined for, the national army
and can furnish a certificate that they
are not needed to fill the county's
quote by local board.
.Allowance for Dependents. ?
The navy has the same allowances

b u L u bo


(Continued on Eighth. Page)




Fort McCoy, Dec. C The weather
continues quite changeable. Guess we
will have a mixture after awhile.
Those attending the fair from here
Thanksgiving were Mr. and Mrs.
W. J. Wilson and children, Mr. and
. Mrs. J. H. Baxter, Mr. and Mrs. I. M.
Hinson and two little tots and Misses
Doris and Janie Hilton, with our gen genial
ial genial friend, Wes Stevens? thrown in.
Everybody had a nice time and hated
to leave the fun. No doubt if the
fair was still ? going on Mr. Wilson
would be there yet. Mr. Hinson was
chief nurse that day ,and of course
hurried home to get rid of his job.
Mr.f Baxter was busy smiling at th
girlie3 and didn't care how long the
day lasted, and Wes, well, I wonder
if any one really did see him. The la ladies
dies ladies of the crowd were real nice and
were ready to come home when the
notion presented itself. Anyhow, they
enjoyed the day and hope to be there
again next year.
Miss Ida Voss, the, efficient princi principal
pal principal of our school, spent Thanksgiv Thanksgiving
ing Thanksgiving at her home near Palatka.
Mrs. I. M. Hinson and two children
returned horn Wednesday from a two
weeks visit with relatives in Jackson Jacksonville.
ville. Jacksonville. .. : "'v'",'-
Mr. and Mrs. A. 0. Harper visited j
the fair Friday. ; ;.
Mrs. Jim Hillman and children of
Waldo are the guests of Mrs. Hill Hill-man's
man's Hill-man's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Howell
for a few weeks.
Mr. and Mrs. Julius Marsh and Mrs.
Leonard Marsh of Pine Valley, were

Suppose You Were
Going "Over the Top',
You know what that means, d'ont you? betting out
of the trenches fof a charge. The order comes after Z
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 toD 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 flood 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 jthey're scarce on the other sidecigarettes and
tobacco; the kind our men like.
Blame scarce. i.
So help send smolces to the Soldiers.
We make it easy for you; all you have to do is to
send a little money to us. 4 'u
lie Osala Star Tobacco Fiiiid
has been started, to supply our boys with their fa fa-vonte
vonte fa-vonte 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
imade with the American Tobacco Company to send
45c worth of tobacco for 25c. (


2 paclicges o! Lucky Strike Cigarettes:... Retail at 20c
3 packages of Bull Durham Cigarettes Retail at 15c
3 books Call Durham Cigarette Papers
1 tin of Tuxedo Tobacco.... ... ........Retail at 10c
4 bocks of Tuxedo Cigarette Papers
Total 45c
A return post card is enclosed in each package, so
thateach 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, yoar caurch, yoarjtown,
your ollice, your factory and give the I boys fust aj little
cemfert their favorite sracke. l
The Ocala Star Tobacco Fund

visiting relatives here last week.
We are glad to see our soldiers
back' again with us, and wonder when
we shall see them again.
Wonder what h some of our people
will do for somewhere to go on Sun Sunday
day Sunday afternoons when our train quits

running? My, but we will miss it.,
Pursuant to the ordinances of the
city of Ocala, and a resolution of the
city council thereof, I, J. Edward
Chace, as mayor of said city do here hereby
by hereby proclaim and call a general elec election
tion election to be held in and for said city, at
the city hall, Ocala, Florida, on the
eleventh day of December, A. D. 1917,
said day being the second Tuesday in
said month.
The offices and vacancies to be fill filled
ed filled at said election are as follows:
Mayor, councilman at large from said
city, councilman from the first ward,
councilman from the second ward,
councilman from the third ward and
councilman from the fourth ward of
said city.
The following duly qualified elec electors
tors electors of said city have been elected
and appointed as clerk3 and inspec inspectors
tors inspectors for said Election r
For the ballot box marked "A" to
"L": J. P. Paillips, E. W. Krsrybill,
E. J. Collier, as inspectors, and Frank
Gates as clerk. ;
For the ballot box marked "M" to
"Z": Baxter Cam, R: C. Loveridge,
F. E. Wetherbee, as inspectors, and
E. J. Crook as clerk.-
This the 10th day of November, A.
D. 1917. J. E. Chace,
Mayor of the Cityof Ocala.
Attest: H. C. Sistrunk, i ;
Clerk of the City of Ocala. sat.


Number Four
litary Training Necessary for Safety
' ah

ana ueiense, i
- J Miss Doke'left Wednesday noon to
"Say, Uncle Dan." said BIHie, "Jim- spend Thanksgiving at her home in
mle and I have been looking up about jFort Meade. ..
war In the encyclopedia at school. We The Junior Class is glad to welcome
found that in the war between Ger- a new member into their midst, Chas.
many and France in 1S70-71, Germany Carnah,am from South Lake Weir,
lost in killed and wounded 28,000 sol- i The Pupils failing in French II took
diers while France lost about six times tbeir exam over Wednesday, so they
as many, and besides that, she lost could go. the f air M6ht hearts
every battle.; We asked Professor Slo- and brains- ;
cum why this was. He said that the Mr. Roscoe Meffert and Linn San San-German
German San-German army was highly trained and ders former members of our High
ably commanded, while' the French School were visitors in our city for
soldiers were poorly trained ; and that Thanksgiving.
their war department was honey-; The delegates for the conference
combed with jealousy and politics; will travel in Mr. Reuben Blalock's
that the officers were not much good, Twin-Six Packard with Tom Wallis as
and that's why France lost the war chauffeur and Robert Hall as footman.
utrI-Zh d yU I Miss Felecia Williams went to her

'Well," said Uncle Dan,

V & -y'raace tirae while there. We all envied her
w ZaT t0gethT With f when she rQlled awy from the school
her best provinces-Alsace and a Hudson super-six.

Iars indemnity mony. France today
learned her lesson by that sad expe experience,
rience, experience, so she put in universal military
training, and as a result, her soldiers
now know how to fight and how to

well as the liberties of the world.
"As war Is now conducted, there Is
no place for an untrained man. A
body of 10,000 well trained soldiers,
properly handled could defeat five
times their number of raw recruits and
do it every time with comparatively
small loss to themselves. Proper train-
ing alone will reduce the death and
casualty rate one-third of what It oth-
erwise.. would be, and right here Is an;
unanswerable argument for universal,
military training.
'Our government has no moral right
to force her men into war service:
without properly training them for It.
To do so is simply murder, hence the!
frantic effort that is now being made;
to give her soldiers some training be-)
fore they are sent loathe front. If we;
are to win this war, it will take trained;
men to do it, and it will take trained;
men to win any other war that may,
come upon us in the future. If we,,
must fight,. let us fight to win and not;
to lose '. )
That's the stuff, said BiUie. J
Continuing, Uncle Dan said : "Our.
government has expended about $300,-J
000,000 to put up cantonments and!
training stations in order to train thej
men called by the selective draft.;
When these men are trained the train-J
ing stations ) should be immediately'
filled with younger men, say those in)
their nineteenth year, to receive six!
months of intensive military train-;
ing along the lines of the Chamberlain;
bill1 This will be of Immeasurable
benefit to them individually. It will;
do them more good than any other two
years of their whole Ilf ; it will make
them strong,' manly, self-reliant, quick
to see and quick to act; it will equip
them for a successful life. In short,
it will rebuild American manhood and
will also give the government a body
of trained men to draw from In case
It Is necessary to defend our flag and
country. We must settle this question
of universal military training imme immediately,
diately, immediately, otherwise these training camps
may be demolished. The adoption of
universal military training will be no notice
tice notice to the world that from then on
. we wIU be prepared Jp defend our ourselves"
selves" ourselves" -promptly and efficiently, and
this will do more to keep us out of
war in the future than anything else
we could do."
"Do you think, brother, said Mrs.
Graham, "that there will ever be an another
other another war?" .:'
' ?1 have no doubt about, it," said
Uncle Dan. "So long as men are
selfish, so long as nations are ambi ambitious
tious ambitious to acquire territory, so long as
population presses and demands more
- room, so long as there remains a
scramble for world tradeso long wars
wiU be. When the time comes that
we reach the high plane for which we
hope and dream, when all will recog-
nize the fatherhood of God and the
brothernooa oi man, men, ana men
only, will wars cease. When that day
comes doors will need no locks, banks
will' need no vaults to protect their
treasures, but that day to a I way
.y TV rrSr. ni
ablejto" defend ourselves at. all
js. Therefore, every citizen should 4

protect themselves. They are -losing f. &uu" ue aui w return.
less men in the war than the Germans, j Ifc was too bad that Senator Fletch Fletch-France
France Fletch-France also put politics out of her war er did nt make his eloquent address,
department, so that expert authority, ; which he made on the "fair grounds, on
instead of bureaucratic stupidity, now one of the school holidays. The stu stu-directs
directs stu-directs the army. The result is, dents missed a great deal by not hear hear-f
f hear-f France has one of the best and, most ing Florida's Senior Senator speak,
efficient armies every assembled, and j The students of the O. H. S. con con-this
this con-this shows what thorough training and; ; gratulate the Welsh-Todd Lumbar Co.,
good leadership means in warfare. on winning the twenty-five dollar prize
This saved France in this crisis, as .for the most original float in the in-

insist body last week when Senator Fletcher,
shall provide forversal uUtary J m&n and the famous
training, so that never again shall the JJM Actress, Margurite Clark spent
rsfou ihe cify without paying
tunately, in this case, our enemy has USJ V1f 7 :
been held back, so we have had a f ew The following was the Thanksgiv Thanksgiv-months
months Thanksgiv-months in which to prepare. This ad- ing- program given by the B section
vantage probably will never come of the seventh grade November 28:
acain- It is however our salvation : Song, Thanksgiving song.
today. Story, Patty and the Pie Marion
"Because she was ready, Switzerland Meffert.

Insist that senators and congressmen ;
is an island of peace in a sea of
war. Safety first is good, but safety
always Is better. In strength there Is
safety. You never saw a tin can
tied to the tall of a bulldog. There
is a reason."


(Ocaleean Ensign)
Sidney Perry won a blue ribbon on
her collection of biology drawings.
Mr. Luther Mershon was a visitor
at the O. IL S. Wednesday morning.
J Several of the High School boys
?k up ickets at the carnival during
xair week.
home at Williston for Thanlcsnnvinc.
I Miss Allyne Hogers who has been
unable to attend school for the past
few weeks on account of trouble with
her eyes paid the school a visit Wed Wednesday
nesday Wednesday and her grade hopes she will
U -11. X J.
dustrial parade. This float represent represented
ed represented a British tank, which is accom accomplishing
plishing accomplishing so much for us, ; -'
v Mr. Theron Hall, a member of the
class of '17, but now a member of the
agricultural department of the -University,
of Florida visited our school
Wednesday morning. He is greatly in interested
terested interested in his new work and is look looking
ing looking forward toward great success in
the future.
The students did not return to school
last Monday with the broad .. smile
which they wore on leaving the Wed Wednesday
nesday Wednesday afternoon prior to that. Evi Evidently
dently Evidently the holidays were too short.
Cheer-up fellow students. Three
weeks hence there will be a greater
cause for an expression of joy in your
bright faces than when you were look looking
ing looking forward to the fair.
: The boys and girls were about to
"get religion,' Wednesday at noon re recess
cess recess but Miss Mays spon turned the
tables and it became a "political
meeting." Of course, we didn't mean
to be sacriligious, but it is such fun
to hear Reuben quote passages like
a regular preacher and the boys and
girls carry on real camp meeting
singing. ;; ;:"
Alfred Green spent Thanksgiving
with his parents. He brought as his
guest Mr. Frank Merrin, who is an
Ag. student at the University of Flor Florida,5
ida,5 Florida,5 : The staff wishes to tell "Green "Green-ie"
ie" "Green-ie" that they did .not mean to slight
him before, but that if he will visit
his old Alma Mater when he comes to
our city they will give him a big front
page write-up. : r
Carl Smith, a former members of
the ninth grade, came to visit his old
class mates Wednesday morning. It
was hard to distinguish which was the
happier to be to gether. Judging
'from the feelings of a Senior toward
his missing "sailor mate," the Fresh Fresh-ies
ies Fresh-ies should be proud to have one of
their class in the service of Uncle
Sam and should do their "bit", to make
his furlough a- pleasant visit; one that
he can cary in his memory with only
happy smiles from his friends and
The most successful entertainment
of the Thanksgiving week was the
dance given by the "A Club" at the
Ocala House Wednesday evening. The
dance hall was artistically decorated
with large green and white striped A's
and gracefully draped streamers. Dur During
ing During and sandwiches
were served. The Ocala High School
boys and girl's attending this enjoy enjoyable
able enjoyable affair w$re Callie Gissendaner,
Agnes Burford, Sidney Perry, Ellen
Stripling, Kit Davis, Dorothy Klock
and Marguerite Edwards;' Marshall
Carn, Harold Klock, Reuben Blalock,
and a number of college boys from
Gainesvnie were also guests at this
AM vfni ,jnru.p
Song, The Star Spangled Banner.'
, Distinguished people who come in
to town have made such a practice of
almost an adoDted custom. Students
never expect anything else. But lo!
changed and little disappoint.
f iZ.,pnt
Unaraaes--Kooen, igou, norence
Recitation Alvinia Paetka. f
Anagrams Class.
Reading, Neddie's, Thanksgiving
Visit Dorothy Crawford.
Latest News Class.

Dog Days and


00 IA

W III' a r r x T I I I -k. a

At Three o'clock th Leadin' Attorney Emerges Frcm His Office Over th' Pool-
room With th' Pockets o' His Alpaca Ccat Bulin' With 'Legal Documents.
Fillin' th' Crcwn o' His Hat With Burdock Leaves, He Ventures Forth
Under th' Wiltin' Rays o th' Sun t' Scare Some Farmer.

When th summer landscape takes
on a scuffed an faded appearance like
a over-exposed ten dollar suit we know
we are face V face with dog days, that
midsummer season o th' year when
all llvin' things jist sorter peter out
an' languor rules supreme in shop an
mart an' field. Th' brawny wage earn earner
er earner with muscles o' iron mopes about
his work with a disposition t' do so
much an' no more. Even folks with
gilt edged livers succumb t th dull,
warm monotony an freely an' unre unreservedly
servedly unreservedly express 'emselves as bein' ut utterly
terly utterly and unqualifiedly indifferent as f
whether school keeps er not. .Even
th' Ideal wife sets th' succotash "back
t' simmer while she feels her way
red an' falntln' t' th verandy f er a lit little
tle little breathln' spelL
In th' dark musty parlor th spider
embroiders vhls filmy lace from th
crayon portrait o' grandma t th' hang hang-in'
in' hang-in' lamp with Impunity. Th' upstairs
smells like a lunfber yard an th sew sew-in
in sew-in machine ; Is takln a much needed
rest. Th' birds have quit spoonln an
the'r fledgln's are scattered an gone.
Dog days in a dressln jacket town
is th nearest .thing t th bottom o
a well when it comes t' peace an
quiet. Th' only things that enliven
th' business section are a ytller fly net
an a pile, o watermelons In front o
th general store, (th season f er th
bright red cultivator with yeller run run-nln
nln run-nln gears havln closed early in July).
As th sun rounds th Baptist church
steeple th combination .pustmaster an
storekeeper sprinkles th melons an
fixes th bell on th screen door an
goes t sleep near th prunes. Across
Notice is hereby given that on the!
4th day of February, A. D. 1918, the
undersigned will present' our ac-i
counts and vouchers to the judge of
probate in and for Marion county,
Florida, at his office at the court
house in Ocala, and will make our
final settlement and will apply for
final discharge as such executors.
This August 4th,' 1917.
As Executors of the Estate of N. L
- Fort, Deceased. 8-4-sat
Notice is hereby given that on the
10th day of April. A. D. 1918, the un un-dersi'"iied
dersi'"iied un-dersi'"iied will, present njy accounts
and- vouchers to the Judge of probate
in and for Marlon county. Florida, at
his office at the courthouse in Ocala.
and will make my final settlement and
will apply for final discharge as such
executrix of the estate of Edward
Ireyfous, deceased.
This 2nd day of October, 1917.
As Executrix of the Estate of Edward
Dreyfous, Deceased.
In the Circuit Court of the Fifth Ju Judicial
dicial Judicial Circuit of Florida, in and
for Maarion County, in Chancery.
T. T. Munroe et al. Complainants, vs.
Cynthia M. Burnett, et al, Defend-
' ants.
The complainants liaving filed a
sworn bill in this cause, alleging- that
they believe that there are persons in interested
terested interested in the property involved
thereir., whose names are unknown to
them, Knd having demanded this order
and otherwise complied with the law,
all parties claiming interests in the
property bereinaf ter' described under
William J. Keith, deceased, or under
William Smith, deceased, or under Hlb Hlb-bert
bert Hlb-bert B. Masters, deceased, or under
Daniel M. Porter, .deceased, or tinder J.
T. Elliott, deceased, or under Geo. P.
Hart, deceased, or under Spencer M.
Nash, deceased, or "under Gabriel W.
Perpall, deceased, or under Moses E.
Levy, deceased, or under Emily V.
Nash, deceased, or under William B.
Williams, deceased, or under Cynthia
iM. Burnett, deceased, or under Nancy
claiming an interest in said property
P. Hart, deceased, or under W. E. sick sicken,
en, sicken, deceased, or under Harry S. Nash,
deceased, or under Benjamin Wilkin Wilkinson
son Wilkinson Heard, deceased, or under Falkner
Heard, deceased, or under Daniel C.
Murdock. deceased, or under Daniel
Souter, deceased, or under William I.
Keitt, deceased, or under Ellison S.
Keittfc deceased, or under William J.
Keitt, deceased, or under MrsT2. O. B.
Gary, deceased, or under Henry S.
Nash, deceaseu. or under E. W. Agnew,
deceased, or otherwise, and ail parties
situate In Marion county, .Florida, to to-wit:
wit: to-wit:
Sw',4 of seV-: s of sw section 23;
All that part of the w of ewU-of
section 24 lying south of Ocala and
Dunnellon hard road;
Ail of lots three- (3) and four (4) of
section 25;
West 158 acres of nVt of Perpall
Grant lying east of Ocala ond Shady
Grove hard road and bein- in section
25, otherwise described as: that pan.
of following described lands east of
Ocala and Shady Grove hard road, in
section 25, township 15 south, range 21
east, to-wit: Commencing at the north northwest
west northwest corner of said grant, being the
westernmost point of said grant in sec section
tion section 26, township 15 south, range 21
east, tnence north 55 degrees, east
4L25 chains, thence south 35 degrees.


th street under th low boughs o' a
wide spreadin' cotton wood tree in
front o" th' Citizens' Bank th' olUest
inhabitant curls up on a bench an
positively refuses t be drawn out on
th' war er th currency question. At
ten o'clock th landlady o' th Central
House crosses th' road thro th' dust
in her bare feet carryin a crock. At
twelve th' dinner bells o' the farms
far across th valley ring out an' th ;
livery stable keeper, throws his ters
backer out an' rinses his mouth at th,-town-
pump an' goes home dinner.
At. three o'clock th leadin attorney
emerges from his office over th' pool
room with th pockets o his alpaca
coat bulgin with -x legal docucieiats'.
Fillin' th crown o his hat wjtjti bur burdock
dock burdock leaves he ventures forth under
th wiltin rays o th sun to scare some
farmer. As th shades o evenin' gath gather
er gather th wheezy notes o a clarinet come
from th open window o th' bandroom
an fade away in th' twilight. As th
constable sets his ladder agin th
lamppost on th public square, th
clatter o' hoofs Is heard comin' o'er th'
brow p' th hill. Purty soon Steve an'
Mln In a side bar buggy pull up in
front o the ice cream parlor, an
th' evenln's revelry begins." As they
slowly wind ther way home throu th'
quiet country lanes th air is -heavy
with th' oder o' overripe alderberrles
an dust. With one foot on th dash
board an' th other danglln carelessly
on jth outside o th uggy, Steve'
throws th lines around thV'whlp an' V
kisses Min passicnately as she ho!d3
his hat. -, ';
(Copyright, Adams Newspaper Eervics.)
east 40 chains, thence west 55 degrees,
south 41.25 chains, north 35 degrees, t -west
40 chains to point of beginning,
all In section 25;
That part of section 28 described as
follows: Beginning on the north line of
said section and at the west side of-,,
the public road intersecting said g&
tion from northeast to southwest,
thence west to thL northwest corner of
said section, thence south to the south southwest
west southwest corner of said section, thence
east to the west side of the said Tub Tub-lie
lie Tub-lie road, thence in a northeasterly di direction
rection direction along the west side of the eaid
public road to point of beginning;
Also, that part of the iw4 of sw
and the ge4 of the se of the nw of.
the bw lying east of the said public
road; -.
Also the ny of the sei of said sec section
tion section 26;
NH- of se except s of ne of
seVi of section 27; ;'
All of said lands being in township
fifteen (15) south, range twenty-one
(21) east.
Also lots 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 -of
Harris subdivision of lot two (2),
section 30;
Lots three and five, subdivision of
Waldo place in the south half of Per-
pall Grant, as per plat recorded In Mis Miscellaneous
cellaneous Miscellaneous Book A. page 399 of the
public records of Mirion county, Flor Florida.
ida. Florida.
All in township fifteen south, range
twenty-two east.
and each of them ibe and they are
hereby required to appear Ao the bill
of complaint heretofore filed in this
cause on
January 7tk, 1918,
the same being a rule day.
It is further ordered that this order
be nublished once a week for twelve twelve-roriReflutive
roriReflutive twelve-roriReflutive weeks in the Ocala Even
ing Star, a newspaper published in said
county and state.
Witness my hand and the seal of said
court at Ocala, Florida, this 13th day
of October., 1917.
(Seal) P. H. NUGENT,
Clerk Circuit Court, Marion County.
Florida. By Ruth Ervln, D C
Complainant's Solicitors. 10-13-sat
In the Circuit Court of the Fifth Ju Judicial
dicial Judicial Circuit of Florida, in and for
Marlon County, in Chancery.
T. T. Munroe. et aL Complainants, vs.
Cynthia M. Burnett, et al. Defend Defendants
ants Defendants Order for Constructive Ser Ser-vice.
vice. Ser-vice. It is ordered that the defendants
herein, to-wit: Cynthia M. Burnett,
John W. Beacey, Richard Croasdale,
Elizabeth Carmen, W. E. Dicken. Sunie.
H. Dicken. J. T. Elliott, J. M. Earp, L.
W. Earp, John W. Ellis, E. L. Freyer Freyer-muth,
muth, Freyer-muth, iMrs. E. O. B. Gary. Thos. P.
Gary, Emily C. Hart, George P. Hart.
Nancy P. Hart, Benjamin Wilkinson
Heard, Falkner Heard, Jas. C.
Johnson Jr., Win. J. t Keitt, W-m. J.
Keith, William I. Keitt, Ellison S.
Keitt, A. J. Lawson, Moses E. Levy,
Hibbert B. Masters, T. J. Musselwhite.
W-m. McCarthy Daniel C. Murdock,
Spencer M. Na3h, Emily V. Nash, Harry
S. Nash, Henry S. Nash, Daniel M. Por Porter,
ter, Porter, Gabriel W. Perpall, Wrilliam Smith.
Daniel Souter, Guy W. Toph, Divid J.
Williams. William B. Williams, John
W. Wood. Martha S. Wood, and each of
them be and they are hereby required
to appear to the bill of complaint here heretofore
tofore heretofore filed In this cause, on or before
lotk day ot December, 1017
It Is further ordered that this
order be published once a week
for eight consecutive weeks in the
Ocala Evening Star, a newspaper pub published
lished published In said county and state.
Witness my hand and the sea' of
said court this 13th day of OctoU'v
(Seal) P. H. NUGENT,
Jltrk Circui. Court, Marion County,'
Florida. By Ruth Ervin, D. C.
Complainant's Solicitors. 10-13-sat







Number Fiva
JJmmfe and a German Boy Clash

MUst Do Three Things to Save
L It was a warm evening; so Uncle
I Dan went out to a lawn seat under the
spreading branches of the great tree
tf that suggested the farm's name of Oak
f X Dill. Blllie and Jlmmle had been lay lay-v;fngfor
v;fngfor lay-v;fngfor him, so Uncle Dan was cap cap-y
y cap-y tured by the boys on short order.
MSay, Uncle Dan," Blllie began. "We
had a red-hot argumant at school yes yes-VjSSfcerday
VjSSfcerday yes-VjSSfcerday with Carl Newman. Carl said
$ that' German schools were miles ahead
j of our schools and that no one could
come up to the educated German. Well,
-v' Jlmmle got hot under the collar and
j handed It back to him good and plenty.
Jimmie said If their education taught
j them to torpedo Lusltanias, sink, hos hospital
pital hospital ships, murder hundreds of wom women
en women and children, make slaves of
f the Belgians, poison wells, destroy fruit
trees and commit all sorts of crimes,
, then we did not want that kind of
I education here. What do you think
j about It, Uncle Dan? I told Jlmmle
j you spent a lot of time In Europe and
I knew all about schools, so give us your
opinion." r '' '
-Well," replied Uncle Dan, deliber-
ately, "the German schools are very
I thorough ; they furnish exceedingly val val-!
! val-! liable and practical Instruction. The
lndustrial training given there Is prob-
V ably the best to be found. The schools
i as a whole, however, In my opinion,
I appeal to the head only, and never to
1 the heart. The aim and trend is to
make the Individual blindly submis submis-1
1 submis-1 slve to the Prussian plan of. world do do-I
I do-I minion ; they each that It Is the desr

tfnv o FrpyzfJ&er1he world, and
uat to the glory and advance of Ger Germany,
many, Germany, In this plan, all things must give
way; that the kaiser, as head of the
stated can do no wrong If he carries
forward the plan of world control.
Some 'of the. greatest' teachers; and
preachers even defend and Justify her
heartless crushing of Belgians and the
many other atrocious crimes she has
committed in this war. Thank God,
our American education reaches both;
the head and the heart. 1 It Is an edu-j
cation with a soul, and we must main-i
tain the high Ideals we hava fixed. In ;.
a wordVJn Germany,. ,the people are
taught that they exist for the govern government,
ment, government, while here the government ex-!
Ists to serve the; people" ;
"Just wait a minute," Interrupted
Eillie. Say that over again slowly, so
I tjm write It down." j
obncle Da n, smilingly, complied. I
...... .. Ml A
.m .. lililie exciaimea :,"xnow, we win nanu
that nut out for Carl to crack. ;

Carl, you know," continued Blllie,;
lias a very smart father who keeps:
him posted on the German arguments. :
S Carl said our government was only;
V an, experiment anyway; that It would
( not last twenty years, and that It
might burst up any old time. Jlmmle
asked him If Germany was so mighty
good, why they did not go back there
'to live.T i :" '-'
Ocr government will go on forever,
won't It, Uncle Dan?" t V
Now," said Uncle Dan, "yon are
raising a big question, and, one that
has troubled me for years. Our gov-
ernment Is still in the experimental
stage ; in' fact. It Is the greatest ex experiment
periment experiment ever undertaken, and if pop popular
ular popular government is to be' successful, a
few things must be done, otherwise, to
f paraphrase the gre'at Lincoln; the gov-
J ernment of the people, by the people

;id for the people, will perish. It Is
ciy firm conviction," said Uncle Dan,

j In a very Impressive manner, "that if
"' jour country Is to go onv as we hope
and pray, we must' very quickly do
' --r&t Iea8t three things, and I will name
them In the order of Importance as it
appears to me :
"First, adopt compulsory universal
military training of all young men
- physically fit before they reach the
age of twenty years.
"Next, require that every foreigner
I who comes here to live must, within a
reasonable time, say; a year, declare
j !bls intention of becoming an American
; "i2fizen and take the necessary steps to
( do so, thereby, from that moment, as

suming all the obligations of citizen citizenship
ship citizenship of our country, and that means he
must defend pur flag upon equal terms
with our native born, and if he is not
willing to do this, he should be sent
Sack from whence he came."
"That's the stuff," exclaimed Blllie.
' "And, finally, enact such legislation
as will make voting compulsory. Pop Popular
ular Popular government is based upon the
participation of all and the rule of
the majority, and democracy cannot
continue and be successful unless we
live up to thV spirit of the instltu-
. "The first step, however, is the pass passing
ing passing of the Chamberlain bill for univer universal
sal universal military training. If you will get
the leading citizen, and especially the
r-ealtor 01 your paper, iu write yeiauutu
letters to your congressman aricl both
senators, urging their support. It will
helfJ enormously.
"I see by the morning papers," said
Uncle Dan, "that the Rotary clubs of
the entire country, the 11 vest, most effi efficient
cient efficient organization to be found, have
unanimously decided to get back of
the Chamberlain bill and give It loyal
and enthusiastic support. They will
work with the Universal Military
Training league to accomplish this im important
portant important piece of legislation, which will
dmore than anything else to make us
4 a real nation with a common view viewpoint,
point, viewpoint, bring us back to sane living, and
teach us the patriotism of service."

ir ii

A Fine In Store.
"This fellow in police court says he
had Just received a piece of good news
and was so happy he didn't know how
fast his car was going when he, was ar arrested
rested arrested by a motorcycle policeman"
"Do you suppose there Is any truth
In that story."
, "It's hard to say, but I Judge from
the frown on. his honor's face that
somebody Is about to receive a piece
of bad news."
Idle Curiosity.
"That car of yours seems to have
been through a few mud puddles," said
the native.
' "Sir," replied the arrogant tourist,
"do you mean to reflect on my skill as
a driver?" : ;
"Certainly not. But since we haven't
had any rain in these parts for six
months, I'd like to know where in
Sam Hill you found that mud."
Probably Not. "!
"The clock Is striking twelve," said
the Impassioned suitor. "Oh, that I
might turn back the hands of time for
Just one hour I" V
"You might be able to do that, Alger Algernon
non Algernon said the beauteous maid,: "but
father will be coming downstairs soon
and I'm afraid you couldn't turn, him
A Sharp Rebuke.
"It's a pity-all fathers are not as
sensible as Mr. Twobble." '-"Tes"
"Tes" '-"Tes" "Every time Asphodella Twobble be begins
gins begins to put on what he considers un unnecessary
necessary unnecessary airs the old gentleman
reverts to eating with his knlfe Just
to remind her that he Is a self-made
man with a family to match." 1
"I hear you are giving a' bargain
uatinee today?'
Tes, madam." 1
"May I see one act as a sample?"
;'" Change.
Ruth is an alchemist I Jtnow,
And so I'll have to drop her,
For every time Ilm out with her
v My silver turns to copper.
How It' 1 Done.
"Henry,1 what is meant by feeling
the. public's pulse?" asked Mrs.
, "A member of congress accomplishes
that," answered Mr. Twobble, "by keep keeping
ing keeping his ear to the ground, and working
his frank for all its worth."
Cruel Father Time.
"Since our engagement Fred had
been perfectly devoted to me. Do you
think he will continue to love me when
I'm old?"
"Really, dear, I can't say but youll
soon know."
' New Epistolary School.
MarionHave you heard from your
sister since she went abroad?.
Myrtle She has sent me 17 picture
postcards, but. I haven't heard from
i Another Definition.
"Pa, i what is a sentimentalist?"
fA sentimentalist, my son, is a man
who treasures a picture of his best
friend, but forgets to pay a note he
persuaded his best friend to indorse."
. A Primitive Method.
"Am astute newspaper writer says
self-defense is not militarism."
"Of course not especially when
you fight with your fists."
Such Is Life.
Mlss Knowsitt To catch a man you
only need a net.
Miss Wise But to hold him you
need a cage.
A Stomach Specialist
Orville Fatte I'm getting too stout.
What would yon advise me to do?
A. Turney Sharpe Consult the cor corporation
poration corporation counsel

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. Pa
They called the elevated stretch just
north of Elsden "Hungry Hill," and it
was not a misnomer. Certainly there
were hungry people there, men, wom women
en women and children to the number of over
a hundred, housed in ramshackly
structures that had not seen paint for
a full decade, with leaky roofs and
loose windows and doors and fast go going
ing going to decay and disintegration.
Elsdon xas not a manufacturing
town, but ten years back a rascally
promoter had raided the place, plaus plausibly
ibly plausibly affecting to turn the busy wheels
of industry and bring trade and profit
to the wealthy citizens who were in induced
duced induced to invest In the stock of the ex exploitation.
ploitation. exploitation. A site was donated, a long
rambling one-story factory building
was constructed and the River Novelty
company came into existence. Fifty
workmen and their families were in induced
duced induced to move from the East and
houses were built for them. The plant
manufactured hardware novelties,
started, halted for Tack of capital, and
it was then learned that the promoter
had appropriated most of this and had
The old Investors refused to put In
another dollar. The plant was locked
up and the workmen were left strand stranded.
ed. stranded. Some of them sought work else elsewhere..
where.. elsewhere.. The majority, however, re remained.
mained. remained. Some of the old workmen
found desultory work at road making
throughout the district, some became
Itinerant chore men, doing odd Jobs
about Elsdon. Some did not work at
all. Everything was deplorable, from
the raising of poorly nourished chil children
dren children to the loss of ambition among the
stranded castaways. They were more
than that taboo, to the highly civilized
better class of the lower town.
Hungry as were the denizens of Hun Hungry
gry Hungry Hill, they were not too famished
.to ignore an unfortunate human dere derelict
lict derelict who dilfted their way one cold
wintry evening, a man poorly clad and
with a face expressive of pain and de deprivation.
privation. deprivation. He had slipped across a
hummock of ice on the Ul-kept street
and had sprained his ankle. Kindly
hands carried him tothe nearest house.
It was that of a widow with four chil children.;
dren.; children.; :
Mrs. M' ha Boyd was a buxom,
heartsome;reature whose husband
had died, leaving her with no means.
The neighbors had clubbed together
and had gathered up enough to start
her In a very limited grocery business.
The; two elder children, boys of
eleven and thirteen, picked up occa occasional
sional occasional dimes and quarters doing odd
chores about Elsdon. The mother was
thrifty, popular and always happy happy-tempered.
tempered. happy-tempered. V
Matt Waldron, rover, half-tramp, was
cared for pityingly. He told Mrs. Boyd
he was homeless and had seen better
days. So he was given a room in the
house and became a fixture in the busi business.
ness. business. The children liked him and his
respectful ways won the esteem of the
widow. :'
, Matt took a vast Interest in all the
poor souls about town. He tidied him himself
self himself up at his best. There was a meet meeting
ing meeting of the selectmen at Eldson and be before
fore before them' he appeared. He told them
of the Indigent and ill at Hungry Hill.
He showed them how It would not take
much to fix up the old plant Osiers
and reeds grew all along the river. He
knew'conslderable about basket weav weaving.
ing. weaving. If the town would put In certain
machinery and turn over a free lease
of the plant and the tillable land ad adjoining
joining adjoining it to the community, he would
answer for working up a business that
would give lucrative employment to
the poor souls around him and lift
them from the mire.
"If you won't do that," added Matt,
when he noted the indifference in the
faces of his auditors, "turn over the
plant and Its ten-acre site to me, pro provided
vided provided I find some one willing to put up
the capital to operate It."
There was no objection to this. The
original investors were glad to get rid
of an elephant on their hands. They
doubted his ability to produce results,
but agreed to he!p him out.
And now Matt Waldron, the roust roustabout,
about, roustabout, the ne'er-do-well, began to de de-veidp.
veidp. de-veidp. His backer was a methodical
old man who left the direction of af
fairs to Matt, to whom he had taken a
great fancy v
The machinery was ordered, the old
plant 4 renovated. Gangs were sent
down the river to cut the material
needed, a flatboat purchased to float
the finished ware to market and first
ten, then twenty and finally fifty hands
were empldyed at good wages at the
plant. j
, "Mr. Waldron, you're a regular ma magician
gician magician f" declared the widow, as Matt
showed her over the plant, alive with
the buzz and bustle of practical indus industry.
try. industry. y-Z
"And what is that?" she inquired, as
with shining eyes Matt took up a black
clumsy lump from his office desk.
"New luck, grand luck, Mrs. Boyd!"
proclaimed Matt, with an exultant ring
In his tones. "Coal, tons of It, thou thousands
sands thousands of tons. !By, accident In digging
a well I struck a vein ten feet down on
the factory grounds. Hungry Hill is a
vast coal bin and we"re rich my part partner
ner partner the whole community for all
shall share In the fine fortune a kind
fate has sent to us."
It was true," and Hungry Hill blos blossomed
somed blossomed from idleness into industry and
from penury Into opulence. And all
Joined in giving Matt and his bride a
grand ovation after Mrs. Boyd had
said "Yes." .' ,.
(Copyright. 1917. Western Newspaper Union.)
The grayflsh is now von sale In SO
states and the District of Columbia.


(Ocaleean Ensign)
Dear Sid: As you wished me to
write a piece for your paper and
thinking perhaps it would be of inter interest
est interest to my schoolmates to hear ot
what I have been doing since I left
them nearly eight months ago, I will
tell briefly of my travels:
On arriving, April 20, I reported
aboard the battleship Maine, which
was then in the navy yard acting as
a receiving ship. Here I spent two
weeks, which I shall always remem remember
ber remember as it was my first experience on
a man-o'-war.
I next moved to the Prinzes Irene,
a German vessel which the United
States had interned. Here I stayed
nearly three months. ;
While on board this shin I started
to Pratt's Institute, to which the
government had made arrangements
to send part of the men who had en enlisted
listed enlisted in the electrical branch of the
navy. After spending fifteen weeks
there, I was transferred to the naval
electrical school, which is located in
the navy yards.
In the meantime the electrical class
had heen moved from the Prinzes
Irene to the Frederick De Grosse, an

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tiihg eoainsevery-tiihg to make the people happy, young or old.

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Stationery and Vases J

Not onlv are we leaders in Toys and Chifdren's Playthings, hut our
Children's Clothing, Boys' Suits, Boys Pants, Boys Shirts and Waists, Boys'
and Girls Shoes and Hats.
Men's Suits and Panls Ladies' Sails and Skirts

siery, Fancy Ties,

other interned German ship. We
slept on this ship and ate on the.
Kaiser Wilhelm II., also a German
After a period of two months we
were moved aboard the George Wash Washington,
ington, Washington, a very large German liner.
Here I only, slept, still eating on the
Kaiser, Wilhelm II.
. Since then I have again been moved
to the city park barracks, where-1
am still staying. (They are very nice nicely
ly nicely located for the enlisted men and
have all the conveniences one could
ask for, sach as running water, hot
and cold, showers, a canteen, soda
fountain, good mess halls, where we
iret good eats and fine medical atten attention.
tion. attention.
I finish the naval electrical school
in two weeks but don't know where
111 be sent then. Perhaps it will be
to the the sub-school in Connecticut,
a transport, or the fleet. A soldier
and a sailor never knows whither he
goeth or when he returneth. But
wherever I go I shall always think
with happiness of my days with my
classmates at the O. H. S.
(Tinker) G. W. Newsom,
Electrician, U. S. N.

' LEATHER GOODS for gifts at
Charming Gifts

Plenty of them waiting lev vgus ii s nc clfon

Ladies' Box? d

lHandlierchieIs, Silk and Fancy Ho-

Silli Waists, etc.
F. P. Gadson, Prop.
Magnolia Street



Fort King, Dec. 6. Mrs. Walter
Atkinson is visiting friends and rela relatives
tives relatives in Georgia. ;
Miss Corine Shaw of Pedro has re returned
turned returned home after spending a week
here vdth Miss Janie Clayton.
A number of young people here at attended
tended attended a dance at Mr. and Mrs.
Rahme's on the Anthony road last
Friday night.
Miss Pearl Forbes spent Thankt
giving with her relatives at Anthony.
Most of the people here attended
the fair last Friday.
; Mr. and Mrs. William Vaughn of
Ocala spent Thanksgiving with Mrs.
Vaughn's parents. Mr. and Mrs. F. C.
Several young folks from Ocala and
here enjoyed a cane grinding at Mr.
T. C. Clayton's Monday night.
Sure, we do it. and guarantee it too.
7-Gt BLALOCK BROS, Phone 78.
W: K. Lane, M. D., Physician and
Surgeon, specialist Eve. Ear. Nose and
j Throat. Law Library Building, Ocala,
j Florida.
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News that there have been several
has caused much uneasiness here, so
we are glad to print the following re reassuring
assuring reassuring letter from Captain Drake:
Editor Star: All going well; no
new cases. The case of Smedley ap appears
pears appears to be the only one.
Tests are being made of every man
in the company, so everything will be
safe. Should any healthy carriers of
contagion develop, they can be takei.
care of and the danger be prevented.
Should any cases develop I will ad advise
vise advise you. No news can be considered
good news.
All is being done for the safety of
the 'men that specialists know of and
with the care that is being, taken of it
I fail to see how anything can develop
now Ynnrs ns ver. Drake.
: Mr. YLt M.. Hampton is one of
Oeala's foremost lawyers. Few men
are his equal in putting an argument
plainly and convincingly before a
jury, and he has the talent rare in a
good speaker of v writing as logically
as he can talk. In his present argu
ment vith the Star, however, he seem?
seeking to cloud rather than clear the
issue. I
The Star,the tother day, advised the
voters of the city to put a question, or
rather two questions, to the cancu
dates for aldermanic offices. The ques
tions were simple and direct. 7 It
wouldn't have put any Candidate,' but
to answer either or both that is if
he was, as he should be, looking out
for thd interest, of the people.
But Mr. Hampton, who is not a can
didate, rushes in and insists that tne
candidates be not questioned. He
doesn't give any reason ; why they"
shouldn't be, but seems to be( very
anxious to protect them in a matter
in wiiicii cava auu cvctjr vire ui mum
is probably able to take care of him
But since he has .butted in, Mi.
Hampton should give good reason
why-the Star's question shouldn't b
put. Instead of that Mr. Hampton
drags in much that is irrelevant,' and
devotes a lanre proportion, of ihis
space to lecturing the Star on its in
accuracy. i
.' Mr. Hampton needn't worry about
the Star's inaccuracy. Its readers,
who are about all the people in, town
who can read, seem to find it accm
ate enough; so far-as that is concern
ed Mr. Hampton also finds it accurate
on those numerous occasions when it
agrees with him.
Mr. Hampton says he is "absolutely
sure, not one out of a hundred people
in the city 'ever heard of the city at
torney's letter you refer to, and I do
- not believe a single candidate, out:
side of those now in office and who
seek, to be re-elected, 'ever ..heard of
.Well, that isn't the Star's fault. It
told of the city attorney's opinion in
v its report of the meeting of the coun
cil at which it was expressed some
months ago, and the opinion has been
on file in the clerk's office ever since.
It is inexcusable in Mr. Hampton as
a leading lawyer, also as a prominent
citizen, that he is not posted on it,
. and his confession on this point shows
that he knows as little about city af
..fairs as he accuses the Star of know
in g. For that matter, we don't think
the people are as forgetful as Mr.
Hampton thinks they are. If the
'-are. why does he object to the Star in
forming them, and why does he sQLdil
igently assist in disseminating the in
formation. ...
. LIr. Hampton seems to .think that
the new charter in some mysterious
xfjiy alters the status of the gas com

panys franchise; also that the city
attorney is not posted on the said
charter. For that matter, the fran franchise
chise franchise is a contract, and we remind Mr.
Hampton of the well-known principle
in law that a contract is binding. It

would be strange if the city attorney
was not familiar with the new char charter,
ter, charter, as he helped the council to draw
ifr- up, and he informed us so late as
day before yesterday that his opinion
on the gas company's franchise stood.
Anybody can see the probability-f-a
conflict of opinion between the inter interests
ests interests of the city and the interests of
the gas company, in which the gas
company would be greatly aided by a
council favorable to it, and by a city
attorney, elected by such a council.
We cannot see our way clear to
adopt Mr. Hampton's suggestion, that
we confess we jumped on something
we didn't know the first thing about.
The tenor of Mr. Hampton's remarks
show -: that while he undoubtedly
delves deep into such questions as he
gives his attention to, he is not spe specially
cially specially well posted on city affairs in
i .Hi..,,.,,..,.-1-
The annual city election takes place
next Tuesday, and the people of
Ocala are rather more than usually!
interested m the outcome.
The candidates are as follows:
For Mayor : J. E. Chace, John D.
For Councilman at Large: John H.
Taylor, A. T. Thomas.
. For councilman from First Ward:
A; A. Winer.-
For Councilman from Second Ward:
J. J. Gerig, E A. Osborne.
For Councilman from Third Ward:
D. E.. Mclver, Charles W. Hunter.
For, Councilman from Fourth
Ward: G. A. Nash, F. G. B. Weihe,
J. W. Johnson.
We do not think there is any ques question
tion question about who is the most suitable
man for mayor. We do not see why
any man who cares for Ocala should
want the rule of petty, tyranny that
marked Mr. Robertson's administra
tion resumed. While he was mayor, he
seemed to think that he was the little
lord goddlemitey of Ocala, and to op
pose him in any way was sacrilege.
He tried to make it unpleasant not
orily for officials but for private citi
zens who opposed him. That he was
always honest, that he sometimes
showed considerable public spirit, we
are only too glad to admit, but he
does not possess any more, if as
much of those qualities than his op opponent,
ponent, opponent, while in his toleration of the
opinions of others he is so far Dr.
Chace's inferior that there is no com comparison.
parison. comparison. Dr. Chace has come very near mak
ing an ideal mayor. He. has worked
steadily with the council, v and with
our leading citizens for the im
provement (. of the city. "r When he
found himself in the minority (which
was seldom), he has yielded grace
fully. He has never persecuted, abus
ed or threatened any man who dis
agreed with him. Under his adminis administration
tration administration the city has had for the first
time, in years 'a mayor who adequate-
y and dignifiedly represented it at all
public occasions. More than all,? there
is no question of 7. his loyalty. He
faithfully and without wavering has
supported the government in all its
policies and has liberally contributed j
to every one of the great undertak
ings to lessen the horrors of war for
bur soldiers. In the 'days of war that
are ahead, it will be best for Ocala,
n6t only in its interior affairs, but be before
fore before the state and nation that it has a
man for mayor of whose loyajty there
Clfi ibe no doubt7 :77;- 77:--7; W-
In the matter of aldermen, the Star
iPhotr distressed over who is elected
orSdef eated. We are pretty well ac acquainted
quainted acquainted with all the candidates, and
it is our opinion that they stack up a
good" average. We would prefer that
the 'present incumbents be elected, be because
cause because they have been for two or
three years each connected with the
present work of improvement, and we
believe it will be to the interest of
the city 'for them to be allowed to
finish the job. There is, xt course,?
some dissatisfaction with them, but
there was a great deal "of dissatis dissatisfaction
faction dissatisfaction with .their precedecessors, and
if their opponents; ere elected, there
will he dissatisfaction 'with them.
The Star prefers Mr. John Taylor
for alderman at large, because it be believes
lieves believes he is particularly well adapted
forlthe work the city is now engaged
in. The cijty owes much of the success
of its electric plant to his business
sagacity when he served as alderman
beforehand it is hardly necessary to
remind our citizens that all attempts
to alter the policy he followed result resulted
ed resulted in muddles that made great fric friction
tion friction and cost the city much money.
His opponent, Mr. A. T. Thomas, is,
howeverra very capable and public
spirited man. If he is elected, we have
no doubt, that he will do his best for
thd city, and that it will be a very
good best too.
For second ward alderman, we pre prefer
fer prefer J. J. Gerig. Mr. Gerig has been a
citien of Ocala for v almost thirty
years ; he has been one o our best
resident of ; Ocala for almost ) thirty
council; hone of the complaints made,
against him will stand the test of
publicity, and the people of Ocala will
never be able to find any better man
to represent them on their council.
Mr. Gerig's opponent,Mr. Osborne,
has not been in our city many years,
but we were glad to have him when
he came; he, too, is of the highest
type of citizenry, and there will be'no
heartburnings if he is elected.
s Messrs. Don Mclver and C. W.
Hunter are the third ward's candi candidates.
dates. candidates. Mr. Mclver is an old citizen, he

knows Ocala like a book and has serv served
ed served faithfully and long on the counciL
Of the two we think he is. the bettei
man. We have a strong liking for
Charlie Hunter, but we can't help re remembering
membering remembering that if his ambitious plans
for the city during his previous ser service
vice service on the council had been carried
out, the town would now be carrying
another $150,000 of indebtedness in
addition to the load it is stagger staggering
ing staggering under. He represented the second
ward two years, and then the second
ward shoved the steam roller over
him. However, Charlie has lots of
good ideas, and if he is elected, and
his associates curb his ambition, ha
will probably do some good and not
very much harm.
In the fourth ward, it will be dif difficult
ficult difficult to choose between G. A. Nash
and F. G. B. Weihe, both veteran coun coun-cilmen
cilmen coun-cilmen and good citizens. As we like
them both, we "are not going to tell
which one we will vote for. We can
get along mighty well with either.

Another instalment of Oeala's
young men has volunteered and is on
its way to the front.
George Davis, Wayae Ten Eyck
and Lee Sharp left for Jacksonville
Friday evening, thV first to try, for
the army and the second for the quar quartermaster's
termaster's quartermaster's department.
George Davis was a member '.. of
Company A and went with the com company
pany company to Black Point last year. The
physicians, on account of his eyes,
sent him home, bui he is in hope his
eyes will pass this time. 7
Charles Simpson, twice refused be because
cause because of lack of weight, leaves today
to try again, intending if accepted to
enlist in the engineers.
Carlton Ervin leaves tonight for a
visit to his mother and sister at St.
Petersburg, and .from there will go te
Jacksonville to stand examination -for
the navy. 7 ;7 -7
7 They are all good and popular boys,
holding good positions, but anxious to
serve their country. : ?
There are very few young men of
the military age left in Ocala, and
those few : are either exempt or are
busy closing up their affairs before
they are" called by the draft.
Editor Star: In your issue of Dec.
7th, you propound two questions,
which you asked me to answer. I take
pleasure in answering them.
First you ask: "Isn't the franchise
the gas company now operates under,
in consequence of the higher price of
everything, more favorable than it
might have reason to hope for if it
had to be renewed year after next?'
j Moot court' cases and hypothetical
cases are ; often discussed in law
schools and debating societies, but
rarely ever in business life, and I am
sorry that I haven't the time to enter
into a debate involving only a hypo hypothetical
thetical hypothetical s case, but my time is mostly
taken up in matters of importance,
but I woulduggest that you send the
question with a copy of the franchise
td the law, department of the Univer University
sity University of Florida at Gainesville, with a
request that they made a special order
for it, for as I understand they are
hard up for subjects up there any
way, understand there Is no debat debating
ing debating society here that could take it up.
I am sure the discussion will be inter interesting,
esting, interesting, and both of us would profit by
it, so we will go up to Gainesville
when they pull it off.
Second-, you ask: "And if it had
some ground to work on to carry its
franchise on to 1929,. wouldn't it be
considerable help to it to have in pow power
er power a council disposed to be just to it?"
This question is a little bit, confus confused
ed confused it Seems to me, and it may be that
I do not entirely understand it, but il
I understand it clearly, you ask,
would the gas company not fare bet better
ter better to have a council that will deal
justly' with it, than one that would
deal unjustly. It seems to me tha
this needs no reply. Certainly justice
is better than injustice, even 1 though
administered by a city council. 77;;
(It is evident that Mr. Hampton is
more than a little bit confused, for he
has not quoted our question correctly,
having left out an important part, and
so his argument is based on a false
conclusion. Editor).
Do I understand from your question
that it is the purpose of the candi candidates
dates candidates to deal unjustly with the gas.
company if elected? If so, as a1 public
spirited citizen, you ought to name
them, because they certainly are un unfit
fit unfit for office if they would violate their
oaths, and this they must do if they
would deal unjustly with the gas com company.
pany. company. Therefore, it seems to me that
if, you are advised of anything along
this line you ought to make it known
to the people, because I do not believe
any good citizen would vote for a
man who desires to go into office with
the avowed purpose of injuring some
one. Yours very truly,
H. M. Hampton.
If Mr. Hampton will make arrange arrangements
ments arrangements to have the debate pulled off,
and will take us to Gainesville at the
time in his handsome car, we will take
pleasure in t adopting his suggestion.
He knows we haven't the carfare to
Gainesville ;7 also that we are al always
ways always glad to ride with him and for forget
get forget politics in discussing poetry, liter literature
ature literature and art. ; 7 1 ; 1 : 7
It would not be proper for us to
pick out any particular candidates to
propound the proposed question to.
Our proposition was that it should be
asked of all. and we do not see how it
'could be made more fairly. In ad-

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vance of their action or assertion, we
do not know what any of them are go going
ing going to do, therefore we advise the vot voters
ers voters to exercise their rights to ques question
tion question all. ?
We suggest to Mr. Hampton that-if
he knows of any of the candidates that
object to being quizzed about their in intended
tended intended policy toward the electric and
gas plants, that he furnish 4 the Star
with their names and the Star in re
turn will advise the people not to ques
tion them.
j Grace Episcopal
(Rev. Gilbert A. Ottmann, Rector)
7:30 a. m. Holy communion, every
11 a. m. Holy communion and
sermon, first Sunday.
11 a. m.- Morning prayer and ser sermon,
mon, sermon, except first Sunday.
7 p. m. Evening prayer and
sermon every Sunday. 7
: 9:45 a. m. Sunday school.
All seats free. Every one welcome
at all services
9:45 a. m. Sunday school
11 a. m. 5reaching.
This will be a special service "for
the Christian Woman's Board of Mis Missions
sions Missions with special sermon on the Mas
ter's "Come" and "Go."
7 p. m. Evening service.
Subject of Sermon, "The Book's
Choir practice every Friday at 7
p. m.
First Presbyterian
9:45 a, m. Sunday school.
Preaching services at 11 a. m. and
7 p. m.
2:30 p. m Junior Society.
Midweek prayer meeting Wednes Wednesday,
day, Wednesday, 7:30 p. m. f
Session of the church will meet at
close of the Sunday school for the re reception
ception reception of members.
The food reports are still expected.
The public is cordially invited to all
services. John R. .Herndon, Pastor.
' Christian Church
All members and friends of the
Christian church are invite'd to be
present tomorrow morning, as a spe special
cial special service is to be held under the au
spices of the Christian Woman's
Board of Missions. Mr. Wyatt will
deliver a missionary sermon and there
will be good music. An offering for
missions will be taken..
Junior League
Meets at 3 o'clock. Subject, "Mus "Music."
ic." "Music." Leader, Mary Fraser.
Song, O for a Thousand Tongues
to Sing.
Responsive reading, Ps. c.
Song, Joy to the World.
Minutes of last meeting.
Blackboard talk.
Song, Where Love Shines In.
Music in the Temple Reading.
Song, "I Will Sing the Wondrous
Story"-Four Juniors.
f The Influence of Music Reading.
Song, You May Have the JoybellsT'
. Christian Music Leader.
Discord in Music Elton Henderly.
Roll call.
Song, We Praise Thee O Lord.
There will be mass meetings of all
the churches of the city in the Metho
dist church next Thursday at" 3 and
7:30 p. m., in the interests of Chris
tian stewardship. Addresses will be
made by Rev. E. I. Hill, D. D., Athens,
Ga and Mr. J. K. Orr. a Christian
business man of that city. These ad addresses
dresses addresses will be funn of interest and
profit to the people of Ocala, and the
public is cordially invited to hear
them. Announcements will be made
later concerning the subjects upon
which these gentlemen will speak.
See Silver Springs through the
glass-bottomed boat. Scenery not to
be had in any other part of the Unit United
ed United States. Largest flowing and most
beautiful springs in the world, some something
thing something that can't be described or ex exaggerated;
aggerated; exaggerated; real geiscrs nnd-ir -water,
the Blue Grotto, Bridal Chamber,
Florida Snow Storm, Ladies' Parlor
and other beautiful spots too numer
ous to mention. Price, $1 and $1.50;
children under 12. years of age half
jfare. If dissatisfied, money refunded.
C. (Ed.) CarmichaeL
Owner and Manager.

.ThisvBank has purchased
an extra block of Liberty
Bonds, in order to supply
those who failed to get
their subscriptions in on

We Have the Equipment and Ability
To serve you as you ought to b serried, and when you are. not let us
ask you again, to let us know, for tint is the only way wa can accomplish
ur desire.
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.

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"St. Louis-Jacksonville Express"
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jind New York: Jacksonville and Chicago, St. Louis, Cincinnati, Louisville
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For tickets and reservations call on
W. T. GUY, $
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Special attention to Prst-o-Lite Batteries in Maxwell Carsj. Bring 1 1
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State, County and City Depository,

RATES: Six' JIne maximum, one
time 25c; three times 50c; six times
75c; one month $3. Payable In advance.
My Optician"
I especially cfFer my services to the
people of Central Florida, and invite
personal visits or mail orders.
202-204 Hogan St., Park Hotel Bldg.,
WANTED A few of our subscribers
to bring in wood for their dues. Bring
it between the hours of 5:30 a. m.
Monday and 11:45 p. m. Saturday. We
allow market price. The Sta r. 7-tf
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-
ialfrr Clint.
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 SALE 40-acre farm three miles
from Ocala. Land adapted to the
growing of cotton. 'Apply to H. D.
Stokes. 7; A 6-6t
FOR SALE One 1917, Ford. $310;
two 1917 Fords, $375 apiece; one 1916


PaeMm Co.
"Seminole Limited'
"The Southland
"Dixie Flyer
J. G. KIRKLainu, D. P. A.
, Tampa, Fla.
Ford, $350; one 1912 Chalmers, $300,
and other bargains in second-hand
cars. Auto Sales Co Phone 348. t
FOR SALE perfectly sound, five five-foot
foot five-foot live alligator. Inquire at Star
office. s 4 3t
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 RENT A five room cottage, all
modern conveniences; one block from
primary school building on 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
WANTED Two good sound mares;
must be cheap for cash. Address E.
W. Creider, Route A, Ocala. 6-2t
When you have plumbing or elec electrical
trical electrical contracting, let us furnish you
estimates. No job too large and none
too small, tf IL W. Tucker.
. :
Chesapeake Bay Oysters received
caily r.t the Delicatessen Shop, Ocala
House block. 17-tf
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Correspondence Cards, 600 boxes at
29cts. per box while they last. Gerig
. Smock BABY CAI'3 made to order
just the thing for 6 holiday present.
The Style Hat Shop. 4 CU :




77?o'? i5fe 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"
Tea Rooms
I 8 A. M. to 7:30 P. M. J
N. .MainSt., Opposite Postoffice,
I have just completed the
plastering and concrete work on
the Ocala union station, and am
now prepared to figure on all
kinds of work in this line."
50 H. P. Tubular Boiler.
40 H. P. Engine.
: : See SAVAGE
f Masoir.s Building, Ocala, Fla.
Reiver. S MacEay
PHONES 47, 104, 305
with stock and implements
J. 0. Brinson Ocala
Evening Star
Ads. v
RATES Twenty-five
or less one time 25
three times 50
times 75 cents.
cents; six
Over twen
ty-five words, and under fif fifty,
ty, fifty, double above rate.
This rate is for, consecutive
-insertions. Speci& .rate by
the month. Try them out.
' '.v ;
i A select line of JEWELRY at THE
daily at the Delicatessen Shop. Ocala

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If Yoa Have Any News for this De
partment, Call Two-One-Five
or Two-Seven
After 11:15 A. M Three-Five-Seven
Who Made the Kaiser
Some people were made to be soldiers,
But the Irish were made to be cops.
Sauerkraut was made for the Ger Ger-.
. Ger-. mans,
And spaghetti was made for the
wops. : J ...
Fishes were made to drink water
, And bums were made to drink
booze; -Banks
were 'made for the money,
And money was made for the Jews.
Everything was made fjor something,
Most everything but a miser;
God made Wilson for our president.
But who in the hell made the
kaiser? Selected.
Christmas Bazaar
St. Margaret's Guild and the Altar
Guild of Grace Episcopal church will
hold their annual Christmas sale of
fancy work next Thursday, Dec. 15,
at the Style Hat Shop.
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King's Daughters'"
The regular monthly meeting of
the King's Daughters is postponed
until the second Thursday of thb
month, Dec. 13th, when there will be
held an election of officers.
Mrs. C. L. Bittinger, President.
Mrs. W. A. Goin is a visitor in town
for a few days from Eustis.
Mr. George Rehtz left yesterday
for Jacksonville on a short business
Mrs. Edward Drake's friends will
regret to hear she has contracted'
measles since her return from Camp
Wheeler. v Y
Lieut. Bert Maloney will arrive to
day oh a visit of several days to his
sister, Mrs. C. W. Hunter at the
Ocala House.
The many friends, of little "Miss
Cora Mae Pillans will be sorry to
hear she has been confined to her bed
for several days with fever. ''
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Mr. Carlton Ervin has gone to St.
Petersburg forja visit to his mother.
When he returhs he will go to Jack Jacksonville
sonville Jacksonville and join the army.
Mr. Westlake liollinrake has come
home from Gainesville, where he has
been ; atending the university to 're 'recover
cover 'recover from an attack of measles.
The children of the primary school
made their usual Thanksgiving off er-
ing for the Children's Home Society
of Florida. The amount this year
was $27.50:
Miss Zallie Boyd, one of the seventh
grade teachers In the Ocala school,
will be among those attending th
teacher's convention in Daytona dur during
ing during the holidays.
Mr. J. L. Smith has returned to
Camp, Wheeler after a visit to his sis sister,
ter, sister, Mrs. L. H. Pillans in this city and
his parents, Mr. 'and Mrs. J. L. Smith
at Martel.
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
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Miss Mary Sheppard of Daytona,
was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. C. R.
M. Sheppard at the conclusion of the
Tri Delt social activities. Volusia
County Record.
, Mrs. Jerre Crook and two little
daughters, Jane and Jerre, went over
to Tampa this morning and will spend
the day with"4 Mr. Crook, who is in
Tampa for a business visit. Polk
County Record.
The Ocaleean Ensign contains an
interesting letterfrom a former
Ocala boy, W. V. Newsom, better
known as "Tinker." The letter shows
that Tinker is certainly getting won
the inside" of some German ships.
Miss Hilda Budd, Who spent the
week-end here with the Tri Delt
house party, returned to her: home in
Leesburg today. Miss Budd is a grad graduate
uate graduate of the Stetson business depart department
ment department and holds a responsible .position
at the bank in her Ijome town. De De-Land'
Land' De-Land' Record.
Three Palatka men, all prominent
Stetson fellows, that have joined the
colors are Lew Barstow, Fred Coch Cochrane
rane Cochrane and Attorney CP. Phillips, who
has received ja second lieutenant's
commission at Fort Oglethorpe, and
ranked ninth on the list in point of
excellence. Volusia County Record.
All those interested in the box of
gifts and clothing to be sent to the Or Orphans
phans Orphans of the Children's Home Asso Association
ciation Association at Jacksonville may yet contri contribute
bute contribute as Mrs. Carney will not pack the
box until Wednesday. Any thing a
child may wear i or that can be made
over from the age of fifteen down will
be gladly received.
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Mrs. G.'A. Ottmann entertained at
a turkey dinner last evening to cele celebrate
brate celebrate the occasion of Mr. Ottmann's
birthday. Roses formed the decora decorative
tive decorative centerpiece on the dining table.,
A beautiful .birthday cake was given
Mrl Ottmann by Mrs. Frank Drake.
In the placs of candles were tiny .rose. I

buds in lavendar, yellow and white.
The guests were Mrs. Rogers, Mr. and
Mrs. B. Al Weathers, Mrs. George
Ford, Lieut, and Mrs- C. H. Lloyd.
The silver tea giVen by Mrs. E. L.
Carney for the Children's Home So So-city
city So-city proved very successfuL There
was a large attendance and the sum
of $18 was realized. Mrs. Carney's
home was most attractively decorated,
the front of the house having pink
roses and white chrysanthemus and
pink shaded lights while the dining
room was decorated with white roses.
Mrs. Edward Holder assisted Mrs.
Carney in receiving her guests. Those
assisting in the dining room Were

Mrs. T. S. Trantham, Misses Blanche
Whaley, Catherine Livingston, Eliza
beth Davis and Mabel Meff ert. Mrs.
Minshall assisted in receiving the do
nations of gifts and packages for the
children. Music added to the enter
tainment of the guests. Mrs. Leon
Fishel of Bakimore with Miss Gertie
Peyser accompanist, and Miss Irma
Blake beautifully rendered several
selections. Misses Carolyn and Ba-
bette .Payser, Sara Herndon and Miss
Hampton also added to the enjoyment
of the afternoon with several selec selections
tions selections on the piano. v
Books on the following subjects can
be obtained at the library:
' Metals: r
.. .'
Copper Hand Book.
Gold in Alaska.
Gold in Georgia.
Gold Dredging. V
; Lead. V
Lead and Zinc in United States. C
Zinc and Lead Deposits. r
Isle of Man.
Isles of Spice and Palms.
Isle of Wight, i
Mr. Ottmann, rector of Grace Epis
copal "church, with the help of the la ladies
dies ladies of the parish, will conduct a dem
onstration and advertising bazaar in
the old Teapot Grocery store 'room
Dec. 19, 20, 21. There will be a great
variety oi tnmgs on sale, sucn as
cedar- chests, mattresses, medicines,
candy, shirtwaists, bajby caps, cigars,
etc. Patrons are requested to please
wait for this sale for at least part
of their Christmas shopping to help in
a good cause. Lunch and supper will
be served of salad and oysters and
coffee. '-':''' "''":-"',
Thursday evening the marriage
iss Ada- Brumby and Mr. Willi:
Miss Ada Brumby and Mr. William
Walter Yothers took place at Orlan Orlando.
do. Orlando. The wedding was very quiet, only
relatives of the contracting parties
being present. The bride is pleasantly
remembered in Ocala, where she
visited Miss Alice Bullock a few years
agO. ; :;;-V'.v
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Mrs. Ivan Lanier is here from Fort
Lauderdale; on a visit to her parents,
Mr and Mrs. T. C. Clayton.
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Mrs. Davis Moon of Dunnellon is
in the city, on a visit to her aunt,
Mrs. Minnie A. Bostick.
The funeral- of Mrs. Marian' D. Har
ris was jeonducted from the Mclver &
MacKay chapel at 3:30 yesterday aft
ernoon, Rev. John R. Herndon of the
Presbyterian church, performing the
lasf sad rites. i ;
The remains were laid to rest be
side her husband, Mr. Carl E. Harris,
in Greenwood cemetery, he having
passed away about two years ago.
Members of the local lodges of Odd
Fellows and Rebekahs and quite
few friends were present torpay their
last respects to one whom they had
learned to love during her few year's
residence among them.
Some Holiday lines will be exhaust exhausted
ed exhausted "long before Christmas. You should
shop early in order to supply your
needs; Our lines are complete. THE
Why not pay a small amount each
month and se,e it go into (
I liave a number of houses you cai
buy that way at
call and see my list of houses rom
11000.00 up.
Room 5 Holder Blk.
Ocala, Fla.
hanging on to old-time, old-fogy hand hand-mixed
mixed hand-mixed Lead 1 and Oil Paint that will
soon, chalk off and discolor when you
can get
a thoroughly modem, scientific machine-made
Paint, that will outlast the
other, and cost you less money. i0
For Sale By
Ocala, Fla.

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PLAN now for a real Christmaa. We'll help you if you'll let us.
Don't spoil all the pleasure of giving by not being ready when
the "Glad Day" arrives. v
Good Will And Bounteous Stock Of Acceptable Chrsitmas Gifts
For The Family, Relatives And Friends.
Come, Let's make this a joous occasion for everyone. Make your
selections from a conplete showing of hundreds of "Gift Things"
which fairly sparkle .with a real Christmas expression. Enjoy a
greater happiness this year in your gift-making and Start Your
Shopping Early. i



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Best Specimen Knitting: Mrs. R. E.
Yonge; second, Mrs. Lester Ponder,
Ocala. '.
Best Specimen Tatting: Willie Don-
: ley, Ocala; second, Mrs. :W. L. Col Col-r
r Col-r bert. :;" r-;'
Best Specimen Crochet: Mrs. Mary
Bpney, Ocala; second, v Mrs. John
Michael. :
Best Specimen Any Kind of Lace
Work: Mrs. C. K. Sage, Ocala; sec second,
ond, second, Mrs. S. F. Sanders, Ocala.
Best Specimen Silk Embroidery: Mrs,
R. E. Yonge, Ocala. :
Best Specimen French Embroidery
- Mrs. S. J. Merck, Ocala; second,
Mrs. R. E. Yonge, Ocala.
Best Specimen Silk Quilt: Mrs, Lester
Ponder, Ocala; second, Mrs. G. A.
Ottmann, Ocala.
Best Cotton Quilt: Mrs. George Tay
lor, Ocala; second, Mrs. R. E. Yonge
Ocala. '' H -'
Best Hand-Made Rug: Mrs. W. P.
Gunter, Ocala; isecond, Mrs. George
Taylor, Ocala. )
Best Hand-Made Garment: Mrs. R.
E. Yonge, Ocala; second, Mrs. J. F.
Webber, Ocala.
Best Bedspread, combination Embroi
dery, and crochet or knitting: Mrs.
J. C. Johnson, Ocala.
Man's Tailored Shirt: Mrs. A. E. Ger-
ig, Ocala; second, Mrs. C. C. Bryant,
Best House Dress : Miss Catherine
Pyles, Ocala.
Best Kitchen Apron: Mrs. R. E. Yonge
Ocala; second. Miss Catherine Pyles
Ocala. t
Best Blouse: Mrs. Ben Condon, Ocala
Mrs. C. E. Connor, Ocklawaha, sec second.
ond. second.
Best Little Girl's Dress: Mrs. Clifford
Ayer, Ocala; second, Mrs. Ben Con Condon,
don, Condon, Ocala.
Best Little Boy's Suit: Mrs. Clifford
Ayer, Ocala; second, s Mrs., J. R.
Preer, Ocala.
Come in and look at that new lot of
Correspondence Cards. Fifty and 75c
values for 29cts. the box.. Gerig's
Drug Store.
In Marble or Granite all Designs.
Best Workmanship, Reasonable




Those Last Minute Delays
By Shopping Early.

c Ifs the Best Way ol :
Getting Ahead ot Santa Clans

JTr' 5r f"3r' fTri
(By the National -Woman's Chris Christian
tian Christian Temperance Union.)
Here are a few of a long list of per pertinent
tinent pertinent questions propounded by Sena Senator
tor Senator Kenyon of Iowa during the debate
In the United States senate on the prp
nibltion amendment:
"Why do we prohibit the boys In the
army and navy from having booze and
permit those who remain at home to
have It? i 4 :.' :
'If liquor Is a bad thing for the boys
la the trenches, why is it a good thing
for those at home? : ;
- "When they are willing to die for ua,
should we not be willing to go dry for
them? ...
"When the food controller asks ev everyone
eryone everyone in the country to conserve the
food supply, why nrast the food supply
going Into beer be excepted? ..
"If more foodstuff goes Into beer
than Into whisky, why do we prevent
foodstuff going Into whisky and permit
It going Into beer? '. : i
i "Sixty per cent of the nation, .terri .territorially,
torially, .territorially, Is dry. Are" not the feelings of
the people living In that territory en
titled: to any consideration? ;
"If the beer drinkers are going to
rebel unless they get thelf beer, .will
the temperance people rebel unless they
get prohibition?
"Why do not the temperance people
claim that they will rebel also?. The
temperance people will be for the na nation
tion nation no matter If beer and whisky be
forced on them. Their patriotism does
not depend on having their own way.
"If some one were Jto take as much
foodstuff as goes into booze and dump
it into the sea, what would the people
of the nation say?
y "If someone should advance the ar argument
gument argument that this was necessary In or;
der to appease certain people who be believed
lieved believed In dumping foodstuffs into .the
sea, and that if they did not do it it
would arouse riots, would we accede
to their request?"
The Baltimore Sun, an anti-prohibition
journal, recently called attention
to serious conditions in shlp-bullding,
due to drink. Work In many of the
big shipyards is retarded, it says, be because
cause because employees are "hanging about
saloons and soaking rum into their sys systems,
tems, systems, and, as a result, either staying
away from work for days at a time or
turning' up unfit to handle their part
In the vast team-work of modern In Industry.
dustry. Industry. They weaken the efficiency of
the whole industrial machine.' :
Thu3 In America, as in England, the
drink traffic is furnishing first aid to
fiormnnv At- tho hpViPts nf thtt llnnnr
interests our -'government Is playing
! into the hands of the enemy.'
Toys and Dolls of many kinds at
W. K. Lane, M. Physician and
Surgeon, specialist Eye, Ear, Nose and
Throat. Law Library .Building, Ocala.
Florida. tf
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Do yoa read the want xuls?


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 meeting.
ing. meeting. All are cordially invited and es especially
pecially especially citizens of Ocala. W. F. Hoop Hooper,
er, Hooper, Treasurer. 12 4 d 6t.
' Sure, we do it, and guarantee it too.
7-6t BLALOCK BROS, Phone 78.-
See that new stationery at Gerig's
Drug Store. adv.
Fresh milk, Hewett Dairy, at the
Delicatessen Shop", 15c quart. 12-tf
A. full assortment of the famous
PAKRO Seedtape. Just the thing for
the small fall garden. Ocala Seed'
Stores v tf
The nicest linA nf (VtirttrnTiAait
Cards we ever shown at the low
price of 29cts. per box. Gerig's Drug.
Store. j
Maine-Grown Spaul cl cling
ing cling Rose 4 and Bliss
J. R. RITTER, fiasliasS, Fla.



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In Central Florida
Our Equipment is at Your Service
and for Your Conv'f rJence. If yoa will
Help Us We will B;ake it the Best in
the State. We Expert to Make the
Service Prompt, the Price Reasonable,
and "Everybody Happy." If We Don't,
Tell Us and Well "Come Across."
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' Sirs. Irons, lingering over her cup
jof coffee after her husband had left
' 'for the office, sighed unconsciously sev several
eral several times as the warm blossom-laden
1 breeze gently blew In the dining room
; window.
' Finally she shook herself free from
Iier reverie. Time was going and dishes
! were to be cleaned up and she had
'a full day's wofk ahead. She had been
;eo busy with emergency classes ; and
sewing for the soldiers that the spring
-cleaning had had to wait. Now she re realized
alized realized that If she wished to finish be-,
fore very hot weather, she would have
;to begin at once The attic was
scheduled for today. Being a model
wife and housekeeper, It shocked her
Immeasurably to think that so much
jdlrt should accumulate in her house.
lAcd for several hours her broom flew,
her scrubbing brush rattled, and
'chamois whined over the window
. ipanes. -;
' At last the dirt was ?out,V except
.what had adhered to her, and she came
to the sorting-out process.
; Reserve bed clothing had to be shak shak-jcn
jcn shak-jcn out of Its moth-ball coma," summer
garments ousted from trunks to make
'room for furs, and accumulated "Junk
Ported for the ragman, keepsakes gone
krver,. laughed over or cried over and
replaced in their pasteboard boxes.
Mrs. Irons had come down as far as
the keepsake process.
.,' On the floor in front of an old bu bureau
reau bureau with yawning drawers, she sorted
letters and pictures of a time gone by

carefree, mad, happy time of her,
'girlhood, when as Flora Fleming, she
'had hearts strung aquiver, pierced by
the arrow of her charms. The hearts
Tiad offered homage by the usual vari various
ous various tokens that youth In love general generally
ly generally sends his lady, arid Mrs. Irons now
fingered tenderly bjunches of faded
flowers, strings of candy spoons, rep rep-,
, rep-, resenting on an average five pounds
:ef bon-bons apiece, photogcaphs, etc.
And as the blossom-sweet breeze
blew languorously in she suddenly
found herself with a dry hunch of vio violets
lets violets In one hand and a, photograph of
Ired Mapleton in the other.
Why hadn't she married Fred? She
picked up" the photograph again and
looked thoughtfully Into the Intense
. -eyes, and glanced rather fondly at the
dark hair waving back romantically
from the forehead. 'f I had married
Fred," she reflected, "I wouldn't be
cleaning Emery Iron's attic. Td be
roaming hand In hand with him 'mid
the 'blossoms of Normandy, as he used
to say. Fred, I mean," and her heart
stirred uneasily. ,.L wonder why I did
jnarry Emery? Just becausewell, be because
cause because he insisted so, i I guess. He's
f that kind make's everybody do Just as
he wants. And,' I besides, Emery was
nice before he got so deep In business
and gray-haired and stout. But
Fred she sighed softly again and
shook her head. Tm afraid I've missed
something in life. I wonder where he
Is and if if he Is married," she said,
tenderly laying, the flowers and photo photograph
graph photograph back in their box and closing
the drawer.
The bell rang and Mrs. Irons went
down, forgetting that she much re re-'sembled
'sembled re-'sembled a blue-checked beetle In a
might cap. ::' .1.
Looking through the net curtains on
the glass door, she Identified her visitor
is an agent, and opening it rather,
belligerently, armed with a round of
copper-tipped refusals, she suddenly j
found herself voiceless and unable to
"move with chagrin and astonishment
Her caller was no other than her for for-Tder
Tder for-Tder sweetheart, of whom she had Just
heen so fondly reminiscing, Fred Ma Ma-jpleton.
jpleton. Ma-jpleton. Fred of the curly Hair, pas pas-el
el pas-el onate eyes and supple, graceful con contour,
tour, contour, but now partly bald, eyes faded
tand embedded In puffs of fat, a figure
trotund, but not portly, and clothes that
If they bespoke that their wearer had
Itaken the advice of Polonlus,, and that
his raiment was as rich as his purse
could buy, certainly attested to a short
hank, account. ; i
" But it was neither the clothes, the
baldness nor the agent's case he car carried
ried carried that fairly stupefied Mrs. Irons.
It was the eyes eyes that spoke of In Indulgence,
dulgence, Indulgence, soft living and decline, eyes
that had lost their temper their man manhood.
hood. manhood. She drew back Involuntarily,
and he caught the motion.
f "Is Is the lady of 'the house In?"
he asked, hirriedly.
"N no !" said Mrs. Irons faintly,
starting to shut the door. T Tin
- eorry !H she added, rather compassion compassionately
ately compassionately before the latch clicked.
The telephone rang, three times be before
fore before she answered. It was Mr. Irons.
"That you, Flo?"
"Yes, dear."
"What you doing?"
, ""Cleaning house." -'
"Oh, it's too nice cut It out and get
somebody to do it. I've sort of got
. spring fever feel as moony as a two-year-old.
Let's get the car and run out
to Mayfalr Inn for dinner, Just us two
Hl3 voice was as firm and snappy as
fine steel. And Mt Irons knew the
clear, fearless look in his eyas. She
put her arm tenderly around the tele telephone.
phone. telephone.
"All right, dear, I'd love it I think
TYe cot snrtns fever, too. IH eet readv
right away. It's nice of you to think j
of it" ;-. f
After all, the world was Just right
Tomorrow she would finish the attic
and there were some other things to
go to the rubbish man. I I
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(Ocaleean Ensign)
Orlando .. January 11. ... Ocala
Sanford .... January 18 .... Ocala
St Petersburg. .Feb. 22. .Ocala
Sanford ....February 1.... Sanford
Gainesville ... Feb. 15 ..... Ocala
. St Petersburg .Feb. 22 . Ocala
Duval ...March 9. .Jacksonville
The schedule is complete except
for a return game with Duval which
will be arranged very soon. Every
game we have scheduled is with a
strong team and if the O. EL S girls
will come out and practice every
game will be a good one.
' (From the Ocaleean Ensign)
Miss Boyd: What did Washington
do in the French and Indian wars?
Marion: He fought
i Mr. Henderson r Tom, does dew
ris or fall?
Tom Wallis:, Dew drops.
Mrs. Todd: Give the principal partt
of think.
Maud L.: Think, -thank, thunk.
Mrs. Todd: Name the movements
of the earth.
Robert: Revolution and revelation.
Sign on Blackboard: "Find the
Greatest Common Devisor."
Janitor: "Is that darned thing lost
Mrs. Wesson: Describe the phar pharynx.
ynx. pharynx. Clifford F.: Isn't it a tube about a
foot and a half long, made of carti cartilage,
lage, cartilage, at the back of the mouth?
Off againsky
On againsky.
Gone againsky.
That's Kerensky.
Miss Pitchford: Please read th&
Caesar lesson over rapidly.
Fred W.: How do you start it?
Miss P.: You-ought to be a self self-starter.
starter. self-starter. Reuben: "Can a person be punish punished
ed punished for something he hasn't done?"
Miss Doke: "Of course not."
Reuben: "Well I haven't done my
: Miss. Williams: "Have you read
Lamb's tales?"
Ray Priest: "Nope! we have a few
black sheep, .but I don't know as I
ever saw a red 'un.
Tourist (in village store) : What
'dya got in the shape of automobile
tires? i
Saleslady: Funeral wreaths, life
preservers, invalid cushions and
doughnuts. Southern.
We shall be pleased to handle
fancy work for the next few weeks
on. 10 per cent commission. The Hat
Shop. 4 6t.
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which is ALL PAINT, then add one
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Oil Price, and you will have TWO
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As To Help Others,"
Watoga, W. Va. Mrs. S. W. GladweH,
of this town, says: "When about 15 years
of age, I suffered greatly Sometimes
would go a .month or two, and I had
terrible headache, backache, and bearing bearing-down
down bearing-down pains, and would just drag" and
had no appetite. Then it would last
... two weeks, and was so weakening,
and my health was awful.
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Cardui, and I began to improve after
taking the first bottle, so kept it up till I
took three .. I gained, and was well
and strong, and I owe it all to Cardui. t
I am married now and have 3 children
. Have never had to have a doctor for
femaTe trouble, and just resort to Cardui
if I need a tonic. I am glad to testify to
what it has done for me, so as to help
others."- '(:. V.
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Number Six
Billie and Jimmie Will Take Military
"I am mighty sorry, Uncle Dan, that
this Is your last night, with us. Can't
you stay longer? We boys are having
a peach of a time," said Billie.
"Well, If you get more out of It In
the way of pleasure than V said Un
cle Dan, "you are going some."
"Billie, I have been talking seriously
wuii your xatner ana mouier aDout
sending you to a military academy and
they asked me to talk with you about
it" -r-'V. ; :.
"Whoopee I" Billie screamei, like a
wild Indian.
"Now, hold your horses," said Uncle
Dan, "and listen to me. You know I.
sent my boy, Howard, to one of these.
schools for a year when he was about
your age. He was narrow chested,s
stoop shouldered, rather loose Jointed;
he had the big head and needed dis
cipline and physical development He
was growing fast and I wanted him to
be strong physically."
"Say, Uncle Dan," said Billie, "I be
lieve your description of Howard fits
me pretty well, eh?"
"Well," said Uncle Dan, "to be frank
I think it does ; you need the same
thing. Howard did not like It at first I
am told for a few weeks he had "rough
sledding,' but after he found that the
only way was to obey orders, he caught
the spirit of the Institution and liked
It We did not see him for about six
months, then he came home for a few
days. We were astonished at his ap appearance.
pearance. appearance. He had gained about 20
pounds In weight, his muscles were as
hard as nails, he stood as straight as
an arrow, he was courteous, .consider-
i r
wit A
.Note the result ot six montha of mili military
tary military training. Compare lines A-A and
B-B In cut.
ate and manly. His awkwardness had
disappeared. The change was wonder wonderful
ful wonderful and it was all to the good. Here
te a photograph showing 'before and
after taking,' and I am sure no patent
medicine advertisement could beat it.
4Well, mother, and I were delighted..
That was ten years ago, and Howard
says the year, he spent at, the military
t 1 A. 1 1(4-
acauemy was lue jjes year ox ma me.
"Now," said Uncle Dan, with great
earnestness, "when such training does.
so much good, makes better citizens andt
at the same time fits a man to defend
his country, why should not Uncle Sam
furnish this training at ; the govern-,
ment's expense? .The, government has.
th j right to call anyone to serve In
case" of war, and without training, a
man Is worth nothing as a soldier. Un Uncle
cle Uncle Sam has splendid new training-,
camps that will soon be available for"
the purpose, therefore, here Is double'
reason why the Chamberlain bill for'
compulsory military training should be
passed at once, so that every boy phy-
sically fit may have this training and
not leave It for his parents to pay for.
On account of the expense, not one boy
In 50 can take the training now. I am
glad that you can do so. These big
crops and big prices, I find, make the
farmers rather 'cocky and that the
best Is demanded by them.
Billie was up with the lark the next
morning, more excited and enthusiastic
than ever. He had a plan. He knew
Jimmie owned a colt worth $100 ; that
he would make almost another $100 on
his potatoes If they turned out well,
and that he had from his previous
savings, bought a $100 Liberty bond.
Blllie's plan was to v have Jimmie cash
In and go with him. He was disap disappointed
pointed disappointed to find that Jimmie Would still
lack about $300 of having enough to
see him through. His Up quivering, he
said: Tm mighty sorry to leave Jim Jimmie."
mie." Jimmie." Uncle Dan was silent a moment or
two, then he asked' Billie to go down
to the orchard and get him some ap apples
ples apples to eat on the train. While he was
gone, It was arranged that Uncle Dan
and Mr. and Mrs. Graham would ad advance
vance advance the money necessary so that
Jimmie could go. When Billie returned
he was told about It He ran to the
'phone and called Jimmie, saying:
"Come on over, run just as fast as you
can, I've got the greatest news you
ever heard of.

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entire course from its beginning in 1911, just a little more than six
years ago'and you will find that the Ocala National Banlc has had a
sound, steady and vigorous growth.
It has followed a consistent policy of conservative, yet progressive bank banking.
ing. banking. Its spirit is in accordance with the best spirit of today co-operation
and service.
By its policy it has made many friends and we invite you to become one
of its customers. Jno. L. Edwards, President.

Ttilnl T JA rra M W T rt Ci TT1
meets every. Tuesday evenine in the
Odd Fellows' hall on the third floor of
the Star office building at 8 o'clock
prompuy. a warm welcome always
extended to visiting brothers.
Oscar Andrews, N. G.
W. L. Colbert Secretary.
OCALA LODGE NO. 286, B. P. O. E.
Ocala Lodge No. 286, Benevolent
and Protective Order of Elks, meets
the second and fourth Tuesday even evenings
ings evenings in each "month. Visiting breth brethren
ren brethren always welcome. Club house oppo-'
site postofHce, east side.
C. W. Hunter, E. R.
E. J. Crook. Secretary.
Fort King Camp No. i4 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. E. Sage, Clerk
Miriam Rebekah Lodge' No. 15
meets the first and third Monday eve evenings
nings evenings in each month in the Odd Fel Fellows'
lows' Fellows' hall at 7:30 o'clock. ;
Emma C. Burnett, N. G.
Irma Brigance, Secretary.
Marion-Dunn Lodge No. 19, F. &
A. )M meets on" the first and third
Thursday evenings of each month at
8 o'clock, until further notice.
Jake Brown, Secretary.
i i H. M., Weathers, W. M.
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.
G." A., Nash, C. C.
Chas. K. Sage. K. of R. S.
Regular convocations of the Ocala
Chapter No. 13, R. A. M on the
fourth Friday in every month at 8 p.
m.' f B. C. Webb. H. P.
Jake Brown, Secretary.
T. Ocala Chapter, No. 29, O. :E. S.,
meets at Yonge's hall the second and
fourth -Thursday evenings of each
month at 7:30 o'clock. V
i -4- Mrs. Susan Cook, W. M.
, Mrs. Rosalie Condon, Secretary.
Trains of the Atlantic Coast Line
will arrive and depart in Ocala at the
following times:
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-
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
ville, 12:54-1:14 p. m.
No. 48, Homosassa to, Ocala, 1:05
u- m.
No. 49, Ocala to Homosassa,' 2:25
p. m. '".
No. 32, Lakeland to Ocalit (Sunny (Sunny-im),
im), (Sunny-im), Tuesday, Thursday and Satur Satur-lay,
lay, Satur-lay, 9:W) p. m.
No.' 39, Jacksonville to St. Peters
burg, 2:36-2:40 p. m.
No. 140, Ocala to Palatka, Gaines
ville and Wilcox, 4:10 p. xn.
No. 9, Jacksonville to Leesburg,
9:05 p. m.
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No. 9 Leaves Jacksonvfle 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 Pe-tersburcr.
tersburcr. Pe-tersburcr. 7:45 a. m.
No. 3 Leaves Jacksonville 9:30 a.
m.; Ocala, 12:50 p. in.
Northbound ..
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 Jacksonville
sonville Jacksonville at 5:10 p. m.



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trusive unobtrusive afford' the maximum of comfort
the year 'round
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The gasoline consumption is unusually low.
The tire mileage is unusually .high.
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Great Number of Queer Habita Habitations
tions Habitations Found in England.

0!d Cottage That Is Much Like Peg Peg-gotys
gotys Peg-gotys Boathouse and Other Freak
Dwellings Are Encountered.

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The largest private dwelling house in
England we know. : It Is Wentworth Wentworth-Woodhouse,
Woodhouse, Wentworth-Woodhouse, the seat of Earl Fitzwil Fitzwil-Iiam,
Iiam, Fitzwil-Iiam, in Yorkshire. The oldest inhab inhabited
ited inhabited house is said to be the so-called
"Jew's house," in Lincoln, of the Nor Norman
man Norman period, about eight hundred years
old. But which and where is the- most
curious habitation in these islands?
asks a writer in London Answers.
u Many tourists who know Conway
will no doubt at once declare for the
miniature house to be found in that
town on. the quay, and actually built
beneath the srim. ancient walls of Ed

ward I's massive castle. It thus forms j
an extraordinary contrast with that i
great fortress, for it is "the smallest
house in Great Britain," as the notice- :
board on its very miniature frontage
The people of Conway seem to be
rather more proud of .the, fame this lit little
tle little slip of a house brings the town than
of the greater fame brought by the big bigger
ger bigger building, and picture-postcard ven

ders do a large trade in cards of it.

Between Gravesend and the village

of Chalk, and situated in a curious po position,
sition, position, with the Thames on one side

and the Thames and Medway canal on

the other, is an old cottage that is half

a Doat. it nas stooa mere certauuy

since the time of Charles Dickens, who
lived in the neighborhood and may
well have had it in mind when he in invented
vented invented Peggotty's boathouse on Yar Yarmouth
mouth Yarmouth sands ; in "David Copperfield."
This, is almost such another, and is
formed from one of the boats of the old

wooden man-o'-war Wellington, ; sold

out of the servce in 1822. The boat,
upside down, forms both roof and up upper
per upper floor of the cottage.

A whimsical freak house of consider

able size and great Interest is that

known as the "Tripod house," standing
In the village of Goodrich, on the River

Wye. It was built in 1636 by Rev.

Thomas Swift, vicar of Goodrich and

grandfather of the famous Dean Swift.
His idea was to thus typify the trinity,
and to do so he designed and built the

house on this curious plan a central

hall, with three wings branching from
It at equal distances.

The unfortunate vicar and builder of

this quaint house was a devoted royal royalist,
ist, royalist, and as such his odd dwelling was
pillaged no fewer than twenty times
by the soldiers of the parliament, who
also stole all his cattle and farm stock.
He did not live to see the restoration

of Charles H, dying, as he did, in 1656.
Our next example an eccentric
dwelling house is to be found In a very
different part of the country away in
Lincolnshire, near Horncastle. From
its fancied resemblance to a teapot it
Is locally known as "Teapot Hali." It

was built, according to, tradition, by a
retired captain of one of the old "tea
clippers," as the fast sailing ships In
the China trade used to be called.
A very fine and particularly striking
residence is that known a3 'The
Grange," Leominster, V Herefordshire,
and it. has an astonishing history, hav having
ing having once been the town hall and But Butter
ter Butter Cross.; Built In 1633 from designs
by the famous Herefordshire architect,
John Abel, wo .worked, chiefly In tim timber,
ber, timber, it Is a structure entirely of elabor
rately marked wood, and formerly
Stood in the center of the town. It had
an open ground floor used as a butter
market. This extremely beautiful relic
of the seventeenth century was In 1853
found by the ; town council of Leo Leominster
minster Leominster to be in the way and It was
sold at auction for 95.

Wacahoota; Dec. 5. We enjoyed
another nice shower Friday, tho' it
was quite light. It did much good,

Mrs. J. Porter Smith fell last Tues Tuesday
day Tuesday and broke her hip bone. Physic Physicians
ians Physicians were called at once and set the
broken limb. She is doing as well as
could be expected at this writing,
tho she suffers some all the time. A
trained nurse has been with her and
everything that could be done for her
comfort has ben done. She is our
oldest settler and is known to all as
"Grandmother,"- and every one is
deeply grieved to hear of her sad ac accident.
cident. accident. Mrs. B. C. Bauknight of Jennings,
Ga., and her son, Mr. Grady Hazel of
Saluda,' S. C, arrived Friday to be
with Mrs." J. P. Smith during, her ill illness.
ness. illness. ;
Mr. C.;M. Smith and sons, Cedrick
and Clarence and daughter, Mrs. M.
R. Beck attended the fair at Ocala
.Thanksgiving day.
M?ss Thelma Curry of Micanopy
spent Thanksgiving at home with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Curry.
Miss Rosalie Smith attended a picv-

nic on Thanksgiving, with some Ar

cher friends near the. home of Mr.
George Gibbons.

Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Smith and "son,

Pierce and Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Tyson
and children took in the fair Thanks

giving. '. ':

Mrs. .J, D. Reeves and Mrs. H. A.

Bnjton and son of Micanopy were

spend the day guests of Mrs. H. H.

Herren Thanksgiving.

Mr. and Mrs. Lute Howell accom

panied Dr. Howell of Micanopy to
Ocala Thursday and took in the fair.

Mr. D. R. Zetrouer of Shiloh has

been grinding cane at 'Mr. T. : A.

Britt's the past few days.

Mr. J. F. Bruton left Saturday for

a several days visit to his sister, Mrs.
Charles Mixori of Gainesville.

Rev. 'and Mrs. Williams of Mica

nopy were spend the day guests of

Mrs. Elvin Bruton last Wednesday.
Mr. Newton. Bradshaw of Archer,

formerly of. Wacahoota, has been very

ill since Wednesday night. juite &
number of his friends have been to
see him since his. illness. He was
much better at last reports.'
.Mr. and Mrs. I. N. Rawls of Mont Mont-brook,
brook, Mont-brook, Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Pedrick and
daughter, Miss Theora Fleming of
Gainesville, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Ed Edwards
wards Edwards of "Ocala and Mr, Neal Math Mathews,.
ews,. Mathews,. Mrs. J. M. Mathews and grand grandmother,
mother, grandmother, Mrs. Mathews of Flemington,
were all callers on Grandmother
Smith Sunday afternoon.


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Hay in Church.
A curious custom has been ob observed
served observed from time Immemorial at Old Old-West
West Old-West on, Huntingdonshire, In England.
The church there Is dedicated to St.
Swithin, and on the Sunday most near nearly
ly nearly approaching St. Swithin's day the
edifice is strewn with new-mown hay.
The tradition is that an old lady
bequeathed a field for charitable pur purposes,,
poses,, purposes,, on condition that the tenant
provide the hay, to lessen the annoy annoyance
ance annoyance caused by the squeaking of the
new shoes worn by the villagers on
Feast Sunday. There are other ex explanations
planations explanations one that It Is an offering
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and another that it Is a survival of
the customs of strewing the church
(when the floor was only beaten
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The education of the will is really
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Circuit court meets Monday.
A heavy rain drenched Ocala at
noon today.
Friends of Air. Heron Todd will be
interested to know that he is now in
Sheffield, Ohio. ;"
Mr. George Davis is another of our
popular young men who has left to
join the army.
Mr. M. J. Roess of Ocala Hs, regis registered
tered registered at the Mkdole hotel in Tarpon
Mr. Charles Rogers a well known
travelling man of Palatka is in the
Rev. II. C. Bennett of Mcintosh is
in the city, the guest of Rev. and
Mrs. C. E. Wyatt.
FOR RENT Five-room cottage with
good garden ready for use if taken at
once; i0 per month. Bitting & Com Company,
pany, Company, phone' 14 8-3t s 1
loots 'Not Consist, as Is Generally Be
Moved, of Lot of Noise Without -Rhyme
or Reason.
Various descriptions cf Jazz music
bare from time to time appeared, but
;sone seem to hit the mark exactly,
eays a connoisseur of this art,' The
jcommon Impression is that It consists
of a lot of peculiar and noisy sounds
without rhyme or reason. This 13 not
the case, however. It consists chiefly
of syncopation, peculiarly accentuated;
variations byasome of the Instruments ;
Improvisations by others, mingled with
odd sound effects. Through all this
the melody of the selections rendered
fxaust be distinguishable at all times
tta can noises, beating the life out of
the drams, blasting by the brass in
struments is entirely unnecessary.
Contrasts between pianissimo and for fortissimo
tissimo fortissimo passages should be shown just
!as much in jazz music as in the class classics.
ics. classics. : ;. s ;..''.;:,:
. Another wrong impression is that
Jazz orchestras must consist of a cer certain
tain certain instrumentation. This also is not
jthe case. The violin, 'cello, cornet, pl pl-iano,
iano, pl-iano, or In fact, any legitimate Instru Instrument,
ment, Instrument, can be used. As jazz music la
originally Ethiopian, the banjo and
.saxophone ere used merely to lend ne-character-
to' it ,. vn v;
The number of musicians that can
Bazz properly is said to be small, be-v
jause it really requires good musl
dans, who must also be endowed with
ve swing or knock of performing it
though cuny of the cater and .-thaa-r
orchestras are composed, of good
faslcians, those who can jass are
icarce. On the other hand, many of
the self-styled jazz orchestras are mis misrepresentations,
representations, misrepresentations, and cannot play the
emlclasslcs or classics adequately.
!Some cannot perform It properly, and
ito offset this, resort to noise and dls
cord In Imitation thereof. The pei
Rentage of musicians who can do Jus Jus-(tice
(tice Jus-(tice to the classics and alsoplay jazz
4s consequently, even smaller. This
-tind '" of orchestra Is exceedingly
Scarce.: ; -v ; '.
Jazz music is rhythmic and inspir inspiring.
ing. inspiring. It is declared the best antidote
for the blues. Milwaukee Sentinel.
Cne Vessel Sold for $2,003,000 More
Than It Cost After Being in Serv Service
ice Service for Five, Months. V
Some Idea of the tremendous ad advance
vance advance in the price ofvessel property
and the fabuloui prices now being paid
or vessels that can be bought is
hown In theale of the Boston steam steamer
er steamer Tidewater, which has changed owo'
rshlp .after running in the coal-carrying
trade to this port for fess than five
months, says the Boston Globe. The
fclg collier cost to build about $570,000,
atnd was sold for more than $2,600,000,
a profit of more than $2,000,000.
The Tidewater was built at the New
"York Shipbuilding company's yard,'
Camden, N. J., and was completed
arly ihe present year. The vessel is;
constructed of steel. Is 368.6 feet long,
feet beam and S0.5 feet depth of
tiold. Hei net tonnage is 3354 and
cross tonnage 5,260. She was owned
toy Castner, Curran & Bullitt, and was
sold to the American-Italian Steamship
company of New York.
Mexico an Indian Country?
It is of importance to Inquire Into
the attitude taken by the southern
Indians of Mexico toward the official
Spanish civilization, says the New Re Republic
public Republic If It Is difficult for an out outsider
sider outsider only slightly acquainted with the
southern Indians to understand the
reasons for their marked hatred of
the Spaniards it seems self self-evident
evident self-evident of anyone who has spent any
time with them. To the southern In Indians,
dians, Indians, the Spaniard and his successor,
the Spanish-speaking Mexican, is the
cruel alien conqueror. They feel that
they are Indians and that Mexico is
an Indian country. For instance, one
of the common objections to Madero
encountered in Oaxaca was that h$
was not an Indian and that the presi president
dent president of Mexico should be an" Indian.
This attltrde is significant, and it Is
not strange to find even a northern
Indlan"ike H ierta proudly exclaim exclaiming:
ing: exclaiming: "Yo so Indlano." Carranza's lack
of popularity In the south Is not so
much due to the fact that southern
Mexico is the home of Diaz as to tha
act tiat Carranza is not aa Indian.


(Continued from First Page);
for married men and dependents as
the army. Information can be had
by applying at this office. ; v:t
Urgent Need of Firemen and Waiters
The navy is in urgent need of 7000
firemen, aged 21 to 35, pay $36 up per
month, and 1000 colored waiters and
cooks, pay $37 up per month, ages 18
to including board and clothes.
Plenty of Other Vacancies
There are many vacancies for ap-
prentice seamen, cooksbakers, wire wireless
less wireless operators, telegraph operators or
amateur wireless operators- for the
Columbia College T
radio seivice,machinists and quarter
masters for aviation.
Recruiting Station Open Sundays"-
For the benefit of men who cannot
call through the week and seek infor information,
mation, information, this office will be open all day
Sunday and I will gladly give any in information
formation information desired. Now is the time
to think it over, before it is too late.
Do not wait until after Dec. 15th. Call
now and make application for the
navy. If you have not the required
qualifications for enlistment, perhaps
I can get your draft waivered. Also
remember the navy gives allowances
for wife and children and dependents,
the same as the army.
For further information call at the
navy recruiting station or write the
undersigned. "Wm. B. Schlereth,
Commissary Steward, U. S. Navy.
.r (Gainesville Sun) I
Oneiof the saddest cases coming to
light recently in connection with thb
war and enlistment of young Ameri Americans
cans Americans to fight against the German war
lordp is that of Berry Cason of Cross
City, t son of Will Cason and grandsoR
of tHarley J. Cason, who was a mem member
ber member of Company L, 124th regimenu,
stationed at Camp Wheeler, whose
death occurred at his own hands at
Cross City yesterday morning having
blown his brains out with a pistol.'
Young Cason was allowed a three three-day
day three-day furlough home from the Macon
camp ; while convalescent from
measles, which he contracted at the
camp, and from which, indirectly, so
many deafhs have occurred at Camp
Wheeler. His .furlough f ending, he
started back to the cantonment, but
on reaching Newberry, where he had
to .change trains, his condition became
worse and becoming unconscious, he
was "set back home by friends at that
place. '-'- :f:'r"V ,-r
Medical aid was' summoned as soon
as the sick boy reached home, and
physicians found him suffering from
acute bronchopneumonia, contracted
asan aftermath -of measles, Di. Will Will-liams,
liams, Will-liams, Uie attending physician, dis discharged
charged discharged him as cured after several
weeks' s severe illness,' and it is pre presumed
sumed presumed young Cason notified some of
his comrades at the Macon camp of
his : convalescence from this latter se serious
rious serious illness, and of his intention qf
returning to hi duties.
" -But day before yesterday as he and
his family were making preparations
for his trip in return, he received an
anonymeus letter, presumably from
one of hiSj fellow-soldiers, stating that
he had best not -return to camp, as he
was posted as a deserter, and conse consequently
quently consequently had been blacklisted by mem members
bers members of his company. ;
Young Cason, naturally, turned this
letter over to his father, and the lat latter
ter latter straightway became busy getting
affidavits from the attending physician
and others to the effect that Berry had
been sick aind unable to return, and de detailing
tailing detailing the case as it had happened.
But evidently his sickness had weak-J
ened Berry Cason's mind,v for he be began
gan began to brood in secret over his sup supposed
posed supposed blacklisting, nd : yesterday
morning secured a pistol unknown to
any of his family, and slipping back of
his residence blew out his brains, leav leaving
ing leaving not a, word of explanation for the
deed,, :
It has been stated by his father
and members of his family that imme immediately
diately immediately after becoming sick at New Newberry
berry Newberry and his return home Dr. Wil Williams
liams Williams wrote to the captain of the com company,
pany, company, explaining, why Berry overstay overstayed
ed overstayed his furlough, and alth'ough no
acknowledgement of this explanation
was received, so far as we know, it
was understood that his absence had,
thru the letter, been explained suffici sufficiently
ently sufficiently to army officials. and no more
was thought of the matter until the
anonymous communication was receiv received,
ed, received, which it seems caused the boy, in
his weakened condition," to lose his
wonted grasp upon things mentally,
with the result that he took his own
v Colored men for the Stevedore Eeg.
Q. M. C, N. A. Good pay, good
quarters and clothes. A chance to
serve your country; be a man, enlist
today. See the army recruiting officer
for full information. Room 304,
postoffice building.
VICTROLAS for Christmas. THE
Try that famous Jonteel Talcum
Powder. Sold only at Gerig's Drug
tore at 25cts. the can.
No more Hiley's Poems at 60c. af after
ter after present stock is exhausted. THE
.ASjsrtise in the Star.


Edited by Caroline
'Editor Star: Our fair is over, and
I am "winner again" as 1 have been
for the past three years of all first
premiums .which was offered by the
Fair Association, coming under the
head of Domestic Science. ?
Now, it may interest some canning
club girl to know how I have been able
to do this. ...
Any little girl can do the same as I
have done. For I am only a little girl,
and I suppose I'm doomed to never be
anything, but just a "little girl."
For I overheard the other day a cer certain
tain certain lady telling my mother "to never
under any circumstances allow me to
grow up." ...
But never mind, I like it Being u
little girl.
- But I'm getting away from what I
started out to say the reason I have
been able to accomplish what I have
First: I have natural taste and love
for the work, in' fact I love all the
sciences so far as l have studied them.
I am getting a foundation in my own
home, anjcklater on in college, I mean
to make a special study of Home Eco Eco-nomice
nomice Eco-nomice and Domestic Science. I have
loved it .ever since I was a tiny tot,
not tall enough to reach the top of the
stove, I used to beg mother for small
pieces of dough, that I might have the
joy of cooking biscuits myself.
Second: I say second, not because
my mother comes second, for "my
mother is second to none. But this,
if a girl had a dozen mothers to teach
her,' if she did not love the work and
did not try to apply herself very lit little
tle little would she accomplish.
I have a mother who likes to teach
her erirls how to do thin es and. who
never as yet refused material for me
to work with, and one who never tires
of telling me how things are done.
r j t
many a time wnen i was oniy a uuie
tot I would ask her if I might make
cookies, or a cake like some she had
made, she would never refuse me, per
haps she might be sewing at the time.
She would tell me what the recipe
called for, and maybe my little feet
would patter back? and fourth from
kitchen to sewing room a half dozen
times before. I would get the recipe
stirred up, for fear I would leave
something out. 7
When later on I asked that she write
down with pencil some recipes for me,
(for no cook book contained as fine
recipes as those contained in, mother's
head.) 'V? -:'v '';. :
I would tack these recipes up and
sometimes the pantry door would be
covered with little slips of paper, but
I didn't mind, I was learning to cook.
Our Demonstration Agent told you
I worked with my mother, and well
right she say this, else I would not
have known what I do about cooking:,
pickling; preserving, jelly making, etc.
I have worked with my mother.. I
have not merely stood and looked on
while my mother did the work. v ;
' I have worked at other times
while my mother sat in a chair and
gave instructions. s
I have also worked when she .was
not any where near, and now my
mother says, she is being well, well
repaid for her, trouble in teaching me.
In that she can sit with, and enjoy her
company, while I prepare dthner for
same, and says she is not the least
bit nervous when escorting friends to
one of my dinners for she knows ev everything's
erything's everything's O. K. r f
Now please don't think I am brag bragging,
ging, bragging, when I say this, I do not mean
it that way. But I do want you girls
to know that I can "CAN" and pre preserve
serve preserve and jake pickles and cook a
dinner (fit for a king, so Papa says)
without my mother's help.1 help.1-.
. help.1-. I work with my mother, and also
work without myjmother. But there
is lots ?and lots more for me to learn.
There is. a great deal more that my
mother can teach me. I have just be begun
gun begun to learn. I am at the foot of the
ladder, but I am1 going to climb to the
in Domestic Science, and am saving
all my money to spend on my educa education,
tion, education, with this end in view.
Yvonne Seckinger. -.
Martel, Fla., Dec. 6.
We have the following used car
bargains. Each car is guaranteed to
be just as represented. Come in and
look them over if interested. The list
is changing almost daily:
One 1917 model Maxwell Touring
car, almost' as good as new,
with good tires all around... .$475
One 1917 Maxwell touring car,
in good condition throughout. .$400
One Maxwell "roadster, 1916
model, fine condition .....U.. $300
One Ford touring car, good con condition
dition condition but has no top......... $175
One Ford truck, equipped as a
grocery delivery wagon, only
extra heavy, 1917 model, al almost
most almost new '. .... ............ .$375
v''-V:New Cars -Two
of the last of the 1917 model
Maxwell touring cars, wide
tread. No war tax on these, and
are equipped with bumpers .-
and spare wheel. Hurry if you
want one as it is the last chance
you will ever have to get a wide
tread new car. Each .... . $720
The advancing price of new cars of
all makes, and the war tax of three
per cent automatically increases the
price and value ot good used cars and
makes them more in demand. This
agency sold seven used cars during
the week ending Nov. 10..
v" Maxwell-Chalmers" Agency,
Ocala, Florida.
Star ads. are business builders.


Moorhead, Agent
"You may not believe me, mum,
said the tramp at the door, "but I
once had a fortune."
"Indeed? And how long ago was
"About three years ago, mum. I bad
$100 I earned on a freight steamer."
"Why, that isn't much money."
"You ddnT understand, mam. I was
knocking about In China after me voy voyage,
age, voyage, an' $100 looks like, a- million to
them chinks over there."
f E2ier to Spoil.
: "Yes, general, vre have rcconnoitered.
as ordered ; Nchchkyik Is a short
march; away and so poorly defended
that we should be able to take It with without
out without losing a life. Bing, on the other
hand. Is two days march away, strong strongly
ly strongly defended, and will cost many lives
to" take." t v
"We will march on Bing at once. I
will have to hand In a written report
of the conquest, you know."
To Be Sure.
The intoxicated citizen could navi navigate
gate navigate no farther.
"Call a wheelbarrow !" exclaimed a
facetious man.
The idea of making a foolish re remark
mark remark like" that!" said a kind-hearted
woman, who was passing. "There are
no wheelbarrpws anywhere about here,
Someone should call a taxi.
. Wifey The 'magazine is. fine this
-HubbyIs it?
.Wifey Yes, dear ; seven pages of
reading matter and only 279 of Incu Incu-blibr
blibr Incu-blibr and flower seed ads.
. As Advertlaed.
"This House for Sail," tha placard read.
But bfore there was a bid
A cloudburst chanced to pass that way,
And "sail" that house sure did.
Farmer's Daughter.
; T dare say the family of this Ha Hawaiian
waiian Hawaiian dancer are rather wild."
; "The people she left back home, eh!"
TThat's it"
ph, I don't know about that. How However,
ever, However, I wouldn't be surprised if her
father ate pie with his knife and mo motored
tored motored to town In a flivver."
Sheer Laziness.
"See here," said the foreman,' an angrily.
grily. angrily. "You can't get by with this."
"What's wrong?" asked the composi compositor.
tor. compositor. 1
"Yon had a take of copy .that con contained
tained contained the names of seven Greek
statesmen. You've simply set seven
pled lines."
' "Why don't you go to work?",
T would, ma'am,, ef I had de ma material
terial material "and de tools." v
"What tools and material do you re require?"
quire?" require?" "A knife an'Jtork an' some food."
What He Missed.
When at Ms door Dame Fortune knocked,
He answered not, but kept quite still;
A rain his opportunity was blocked blocked-He
He blocked-He thought 'twas a man with a bill.
Well Served.
x T don't see how our candidate can
be defeated."
: "Why-so optimistic?"
"He has idealists to write his
speeches for him and practical poli politicians
ticians politicians to direct his campaign."
Prospective Guest This is a very
pretty town and I think 111 stay sev several
eral several days. What's the death rate
Hotel Clerk We don't take any dead
ones here. Try the morgue.



The "Made in Hie U,

Santa Claus, Make
By Giving Them

We have a line o XMAS PRESENTS suitable
for every member of the family, and they are now on
display. Gifts from our store are. sure to maie a.
MERRY CHMSTMAS for all. Make your selec selections
tions selections now, and avoid the holiday rush.

We have a fewXOAir SUITS anrl ONE PIECE
DRESSES for Ladies. The supply of these goods
is limited, so

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