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, After Nearly Seven Centuries,
is Again in Christian
RELEASED BY RUSSIA!! INACTIQ
LONDON, DEC. 10 JERUSALEM
AFTER OVER SEVEN CENTURIES
London, Dec. 10. The surrender of
Jerusalem after being1 surrounded on
all sides by the British, was announc announced
ed announced in the house of commons today by by-Chancellor
Chancellor by-Chancellor of the Exchequer Bonar
Law. ' ".
The capture of Jerusalem marks
the end, with two brief exceptions,
of more than 1200 years possession
by the Mohammedans. The last
Christian ruler was the German em emperor,
peror, emperor, Frederick II., 688 years ago.
TEUTONS ARE MASSING IN THE
Washington, Dec. 10 Germany has
massed on the western front her
greatest army of the war, Secretary
of War Baker declares in his weekly
review of the war issue dtoday.- To
meet this menace the United States
must speed up military preparations.
The secretary's review also points
out that the German counter offensive
on the Cambrai front serves to em emphasize
phasize emphasize a reviving of the strength of
the Gesmans in the west and says "we
must recognize plainly that the sit.
uation on the eastern front has
brought about a very decided change
in the. strategic possibilities of tht
, ; military situation in the west."
The statement also hints at an ex ex-,
, ex-, pected German thrust against the
French front, and regarding the Ital Ital-"Sikan
"Sikan Ital-"Sikan front says significantly: "Our
' "declaration of war against Austria Austria-Hungary
Hungary Austria-Hungary now associates us immed immediately
iately immediately with the struggle going on in
ONLY 44 OUT OF 110
Washington, Dec. 10.- Additional
reports from Vice Admiral Sims be begin
gin begin to unfold the story of the tor torpedoing
pedoing torpedoing of the destroyer Jacob Jones,
' but did not lessen the toll of lives lost
with the ship. Only 44 of 110 or
more officers and men are known to
have survived, including one unidenti
fied man picked up and carried off by
the submarine that struck the blow.
FRENCH ARE ON THE ITALIAN
With the French Armies in Italy,
Saturday, Dec. 8. Protected by their
own artillery fire and whenever pos
sible under cover of night the' French
forces have gradually taken over their
allotted positions on the Italian front
and today face the Austro-Germans m
BERLIN'S BULLETIN ;
Berlin, Dec. 10. Hungarian infan infan-trv
trv infan-trv in the Piave delta yesterday
stormed an Italian bridge head on the
Siler river east of Caposile and took
more than 200 prisoners, it is omciai
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
quent speaker will conduct' the meet
iner. All are cordially invited and es
pecially citizens of Ocala. W. F. Hoop
er, Treasurer. 12 4 d bt.
Sure, we do it, and guarantee it too.
7-6t BLALOCK BROS, Phone 78.
Chesapeake Bay Oysters received
4iily at the Delicatessen Shop, Ocaia
House -block. 17-if
Armored Electric Trains at THE
BOOK SHOP ANNEX. 3t
Fresh milk, Hewett ,Dairy, at' the
Delicatessen Shop, 15c. quart. 12-tf
II 111 THE EAST, VAST TEUTON
OH THE WESTERN FRONT
SLOGAN OF THE
Was Given by Young American Offi Officer
cer Officer When Our Destroyers Reach Reached,
ed, Reached, European Waters
Washington, Dec. 10. To a young
officer, commanding the first flotilla
of American., destroyers to reach the
war zone when the United States en entered
tered entered the world war. Secretary Dan Daniels
iels Daniels turns in his annual report, made
public today, to find the war slogan
of the naval service. Asked by the
British admiral to whom he reported
when his ships .would be ready for
work against the submarines after
the long voyage, the officer replied:
"We are ready now." :
"That was not the language of
boasting," Mr. Daniels says hi de
scribing the incident. v "It was the
prophecy and pledge of our service
with those fighting in a common
"During peaceful years the navy
has been quietly but steadily perfect
ing itself to meet the time of war.
Now the hour for which it has been
preparing has arrived. Our sword is
drawn, and no one will dispute that
the blade is keen arid free from rust
and its temper true.
For the -coming year, Mr. Daniels
proposes a naval budget of $1,049, $1,049,-660,502,
660,502, $1,049,-660,502, which is not itemized in his
report. In various ways, he says, it
will be necessary to ask for additional
funds as the session of Congress pro proceeds.
ceeds. proceeds. He points out, however, that
appropriations for the last fiscal year
totalled $1,542,732,859 for the nayy
and for a thirteen month period $1, $1,-905,410,930.
905,410,930. $1,-905,410,930. Congress provided lib liberally,
erally, liberally, he says, and legislated for the
navy with vision and wisdom.
Striking figures contained in the
report showing that the war expan expansion
sion expansion of the navy include the following:
Since January 1, 1917 the naval
force has increased from 4,500 officers
and 68,000 men to 15.000 officers and
254,000 men the number of the sta stations
tions stations of all kinds operated by the na navy
vy navy has increased from 130 to 360; the
number of civil employees from 35,000
to 60,000; the strength of the naval
reserve from a few hundred to 49,246
men; the average monthly expenditure
from 8,000.000 to $60,000,000; the
number of ships in commission from a
little more than 300 to more than
000; the hospital corps from 1,600 to
7,000; the national army volunteers
from zero to 16,000 men; the marine
corps from 344 officers and 9,921 men
to 1.197 officers and 30,000 men. In
addition to this to the vast orders for
material placed, the expansion of the
air service and to many wholly new
activities developing from war con conditions,
ditions, conditions, training facilities have been
provided for 113.650 men exclusive of
the naval academy and other regular
The secretary asks that he perma permanent
nent permanent enlistment personnel be increas increased
ed increased to 129,000 blue jackets, 10,000 ap apprentice
prentice apprentice seamen, 7,000 men in the
trade schools and 4,000 for air ser service.
vice. service. For war purposes he has asked
that the figures be 180,000 blue jack jackets,
ets, jackets, 24,000 apprentices, 14,000 in trade
schools and 10,000 in aviation.
The report declares that the inter interchanges
changes interchanges between the naval services of
the allied powers and the navy have
been "particularly frank and free,"
adding that this partnership of demo
cratic nations will yet "insure a last lasting
ing lasting peace." It says that when the call
came, the navy supplied gunners and
OCALA, FLORIDA, MONDAY. DECEMBER 10,
the Holy City
ORCES ARE BEING MASSED
I or ROADS
Seems to be the Prevailing Sentiment
Among the Officials at
(Associated Press) Press)-Washington,
Washington, Press)-Washington, Dec. 10. The Federal
Farm Loan Board today announced
an increase in interest rates to farm farmers
ers farmers from 5 to five and a half per cent.
Conferences to determine what will
be the president's action toward gov government
ernment government operation of the railroads or
as an alternative the extending of
federal aid continued today at the
capitol and White House. Sentiment
for government operation seemed to
be gaining' ground today among most
officials upon whom the president is
depending for advice. Those in touch
with the situation expected to see the
question decided this week.
HUGHES CALLED ON WILSON
Charles E. Hughes called on the
president this afternoon. It is the
first time he and the president hav&
seen each other since the election. Mr.
Hughes has a case before the Su
preme court, the first since his retire
ment from the bench a year ago.
Mr. Hughes said he visited the presi
dent only to pay his respects.
The circuit court, Judge W. S. Bul Bullock
lock Bullock presiding, opened this morning
and will be in session to the Christ Christmas
mas Christmas holidays, and maybe again after
Jan. 1. Following are the jurers:
J. H. Lanier, P. J. Messer, J. C. Du Du-pree,
pree, Du-pree, J. S. Pedrick, S. G. Lovell, S. D.
Jordan, L. C. Dodd, L. R. Chazal, H.
H. Herrin, M. M. Proctor, C. M.
Mathews, Homer ,R. Agnew, Jack
Camp, E. W. Rush, R. J. Perry," C. E.
Priest, J. L. Wall, Newcomb Barco.
Petit Jury This WTeek
J. W. Perkins, C. E. Connor, H. H.
Harold, A. C. Cobb, W. J. Mixon, W.
E. Credle, O. H. Rogers, J. H. Car Carter,
ter, Carter, J. C. Grantham, S. L. Fridy, M.
G. Bateman, W. B. Flewellen, A. C.
guns for merchant craft without an
The secretary pays tribute to the
marine corps which has lived up to its
best traditions, he says, as will be
shown when the war is over. The ma marine
rine marine regiment in France, he says, will
soon be considerably augmented in its
service with General Pershing's army.
Development of naval aircraft has
been remarkable, the secretary says,
due largely to the success of the Lib Liberty
erty Liberty motor.
"It may be stated with confidence,"
he says, "that at the present moment
we have an American flying boat ac
tually flying with an American en engine
gine engine which is unexcelled by any for foreign
eign foreign craft."
The secretary discloses the fact
that American coast patrol stations
have been authorized abroad and will
be in operation next year, but gives
The nicest line of Correspondence
Cards we have ever shown at the low
price of 29cts. per box. Gerig's Drug
A full assortment of the famous
PAKRO Seedtape. Just the thing for
the small fall garden. Ocala Seed
Counter Revolution Commenced in the South Southeast
east Southeast by Kaledines and his Cossacks
THAT ALL PRBPERTV WILL HEREAFTER BE
Petrograd, Dec. 10. The provision provisional
al provisional government of Siberia has ordered
the stoppage of food supplies for Eu European
ropean European Russia, particularly Petro Petrograd,
grad, Petrograd, on the ground that they may
reach the. Germans.
COUNTER REVOLUTION IN THE
London, Dec. 10. A counter revolt
has sprung up in southeastern Russia
under the leadership of Generals Kal Kaledines,
edines, Kaledines, Ditoff and Korniloff, apparent apparently
ly apparently aimed at seizing authority in that
region and cutting off supplies from
Siberia. Gen. Kaledine's forces are
said to be menacing Kharvo and Mos Moscow.
cow. Moscow. In the province of Orenburg the
Bolsheviki has been overthrown by
SOLE OWNER IS THE STATE
London, Dec. 10. The Russian
government wireless today transmits
an official proclamation declaring all
lands, with living and slaughtered
stock, all buildings, the produce of
all lands, etc., shall henceforth be na national
tional national property under the t manage management
ment management of a land committee. Under
the proclamation property in lands is
SUPREME COURT DECISIONS
Federal court decrees holding that
the United Mine Workers of America
and the American Flint Glass Work Workers
ers Workers Union to be legal 'organizations
under West Virginia laws were today
reversed by the supreme court.
CATTS VISITED THE CAMP
Says Conditions are Improving but
Advocates Recuperating Hos Hospital
pital Hospital for the Sick
Macon, Ga., Dec. 10. Governor
Sidney J. Catts, of Florida, visited
Camp Wheeler and the base hospital
yesterday. He said that conditions
were improving rapidly, but declared
that there should be a recuperating
camp for the sick soldiers.
"I am going to Washington," ho
said, "to suggest that these sick sol soldiers
diers soldiers be placed in a recuperating hos hospital
pital hospital four miles from Tampa. I have
found some cases where men were
returned to the ranks from the base
hospital when they were not fit for
Doctors at the base hospital state
that no men are sent directly from
their sick beds to their company, but
are placed in recuperating tents and
gradually fitted for service before be being
ing being discharged from the hospital. The
cold weather has caused little suffer suffering
ing suffering in the camp, according to infor information
mation information obtained this afternoon. The
temperature dropped below 30 de degrees
grees degrees during the night.
All men have winter clothing over overcoats
coats overcoats and heavy underwear. Watei
pipes to the mess halls and to the
bath houses have been cut off to pre prevent
vent prevent freezing, but the main water
system is kept open for fire protec protection.
tion. protection. There were no deaths during the
night, but three occurred during yes
terday, all from pneumonia.
Alva McK. Brewer, supply com company
pany company No. 3, 106th supply train.
William C. Tuttle, Company H,
Albert Sphinx, Company C, 106th
Sure, we do it,' and guarantee it too.
7-6t BLALOCK BROS, Phone 78.
VICTROLAS for Christmas. THE
BOOK SHOP. 3t
Smock BABY CAPS made to order
just the thing for a holiday present.
The Style Hat Shop. 4 6t.
No more Riley's Poems at 60c. af after
ter after present stock- is exhausted. THE
BOLSHEVIKI BUNCH AT PETROGRAD
Expert from the DeLa Verge Plant
Plant Demonstrates that He
Kenw What He was About
Under the direction of Mr. Wirtz,
the expert from the DeLa Verge fac factory,
tory, factory, the muffler on the oil engine was
put in operation this morning. The
muffler did just what he said it would
do the engine is running so quietly
that it can't be heard off its own
Unwilling to trust his own hearing,
the reporter called on Mru. Bittinger,
who lives near the works and has
suffered greatly from the noise of the
engine's exhaust. At the time the re
porter called, the engine had been
running for several hours, and she
had not heard it, and was much grati gratified
fied gratified to learn the excruciating racket
had been cut off.
Now that the noise nuisance has
been abolished, -the engine is all
right. It is a powerful piece of ma machinery,
chinery, machinery, and can be run at less ex expense
pense expense than any other motor that can
be put in. The merit of this engine
is proven by the fact that the United
States government has taken over
the entire output of its big factory
near New York.
The big steam engine at the plant
will also be in operation in a day or
Sam Mathews, one of our most
quiet and steady boys, for several
years with the Commercial Bank, took
ar,d passed examination for the army
this morning, and will leave tomor tomorrow
row tomorrow for Jacksonville, to see what
branch Uncle Sam wants him to serve
. CAUSES OF TYPHOID
A Star reporter this morning ran
across the report that cases of ty typhoid
phoid typhoid in the city had been caused by
ice from Taylor's factory.
As the reporter knew Taylor's fac factory
tory factory not only uses evaporated water,
but is under government inspection,
the government taking part of the
output, he didn't see how the story
could be true, but to make certain he
called up the city physician, who re replied
plied replied that there had been only four
cases of typhoid in Ocala this year,
and they had all been traced to causes
out of town.
The story confutes itself. If there
was typhoid in the ice, Ocala people
would die like flies.
The Blue Bird film, "The Raggedy
Queen," at the Temple Friday night,
was a very good one, and was repeat repeated
ed repeated Saturday.
The story today is a play full of
pep. It is Enid Bennett in "They're
Off," a Triangle film of a girl, a man
and a million.
Tomorrow there will be another in instalment
stalment instalment of the thrilling serial story,
"The Fighting TraiL"
LEATHER GOODS for gifts at
THE BOOK SHOP. 3t
- Come in and look at that new lot of
Correspondence Cards. Fifty and 75c
values for 29cts. the box. Gerig3
W. K. Lane, M. D Physician and
Surgeon, specialist Eye, Ear, Nose and
Throat. Law Library Building, Ocala,
VOL. 24, NO. 296.
SHARED II! COlfl MADE BY
Of Germans, Who May Have Been
Responsible for Last Week's
' Halifax, Dec. 10. The wholesale
arrest of German residents was com commenced
menced commenced by the police today and ix ix-teen
teen ix-teen were taken within a short time.
Officials .refuse" to disclose whether
or not they had obtained evidence as associating
sociating associating the Germans with the ex explosion
plosion explosion last week.
SUSPICIOUS FIRE ON A BRITISH
The deck cargo of the British
steamer Picton, loaded with muni munitions,
tions, munitions, caught fire last night, and only
the quick and courageous work of the
Halifax company of riflemen in throw throwing
ing throwing the burning cargo overboard pre prevented
vented prevented another big explosion. The
vessel was taken to sea today and
The revised figures issued today re regarding
garding regarding casualties are the known
dead 1200; unaccounted for 2000;
identified dead, 900; wounded 8000;
MECHANICS WANTED FOR
NAVAL AVIATION CORPS
Navy Recruiting Station,
Postoffice Building, Ocala, Fla.,
December 10, 1917.
There is an important and immed immediate
iate immediate need of mechanics for the naval
aviation corps in the following rat ratings:
ings: ratings: Machinists, carpenters, quar quartermasters,
termasters, quartermasters, coppersmiths, black blacksmiths,
smiths, blacksmiths, fabric workers, riggers, acety acetylene
lene acetylene welders, gas engine overhaul
men and instrument workers. Ages,
21 to 35.
Plenty of Other Vacancies
Opprentice seamen, firemen, ma machinists,
chinists, machinists, cooks, bakers, wireless op operators
erators operators (chances for telegraph opera operators
tors operators for radia service). Ages for en. en.-listment
listment en.-listment in these ratings, 18 to 35.
Colored Cooks and Waiters
Colored men wanted between the
ages of 18 and 35 as waiters. Pay,
$37 up per month. t
Registered men this is your last
week to volunteer. Call around and
see what the navy offer3. Further in information
formation information by writing or caalling.at
the above office.
A NOBLE GIRL APPRECIATED
Editor Star: The undersigned who
i3 nearing his three score years and
ten wants the name of that Ocala girl
who is going to sacrifice the pleasure
of receiving Christmas gifts and is
going to give gifts to our soldier
boys. We would like to cherish the
name of such a patriotic girl and then
we want our grandson, who is doing
his "bit" for his country, to meet her
when he comes home with pride and
honor because of the noble work he
has done for his country. The Sun Sunday
day Sunday school of which I am a member
will send Christmas boxes to each
member of our school in camp and
then make a Christmas offering for
the sufferers beyond the great waters
instead of a Christmas tree and gifts
to our home folks. Patriot.
TO THE LADIES
We shall be pleased to handle
fancy work for the next few weeks
on 10 per cent, commission. The Hat
Shop. 4 6L
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AT THE. WATERWORKS
A Star reporter visited the citj
plant Sunday morning and found Sup Superintendent
erintendent Superintendent Caldwell, Mr. Wirtz and
their helpers remembering the Sab Sabbath
bath Sabbath day by tearing holes in it. They
the muffler from the oil engine.
Having seen in the Banner of that
morning tha the vote of that able
journal would probably depend or the
noiseless operation of the engine, we
inquired if either Mr. Caldwell or Mr.
WirtZr was a candidate as we are
quite certain none of the other alder alder-manic
manic alder-manic aspirants has the technical
knowledge to operate the machine. Joe
Coldwell, however, said they were
toiling' and moiling because the sup
ply of wood at the old plant was sui sui-ficientto
ficientto sui-ficientto last only about twenty-four
hours, i with no certainly of obtaining
more; and, that neither he nor Wirtz
wanted a job on the council, where a
man isn't only damned if he does or
if he doesn't, but if somebody or
something else1 does or doesn't.
The job of muffling the engine looks
very simple. The exhaust pipes are
put underground and connect with
several big iron cylinders, thru which
the gas exhausts itself into a pit fill filled
ed filled with big rocks.
Our friend, H. 'W. Tucker; says it
can't be did, and that the ding thing
will bust. We don't like to think
Tuck is wrong about ; anything, but
we hope he is mistaken about this for
, we have figured the Star office is just
in range of such an explosion, and if
Tuck is right, why, then, some night
as we sit nere, Keeping awase w write
something to put our friends to sleep
next evening, a couple of hundred
pounds of rock or iron may come thru
the roof and the Odd Fellows hall ana
go thru us and the floor and smash
the cases ;of new type in the job of office
fice office right under us. Which would be
a devil of a muss for the janitor to
clear up next morning. Such an 'oc 'occurrence,
currence, 'occurrence, however, might- season the
town for any Zeppelin bombardment
the kaiser may treat us to.
While we were looking on, the ex express
press express wagon drove up, bringing the
piston rod and its head for the big
steam engine. Joe Caldwell rejoiced,
but his elation soon passed, for when
he went to look at the rod he found
it had been sent without the accom accompanying
panying accompanying rings, which mer.ns another
delay, either to have rings sent from
the factory or make them here.
Very few people have any idea of
the difficulties the plant has worked
under for Q,ver a year. There is, for
one thing, the matter of fuel. Coal
can'ti be 'obtained at any price. We
. are living in a country full of wood,
but wood is most difficult to obtain.
For a long time, it was impossible to
secure cars. The railroad manaered
to spare the city a few cars the other
day and straiehtway the jyovewiment
commandeered half of them. The city
now has the use of two cars, and one
. or both rnav h taken at anv time.
Wood is obtained f rom Mr Cocowitch
of DunneHon, p.nd another contractor
south of the city, and thv are hav having
ing having trouble, on account of the scarcity
of labor, in keening een two cars
loaded. And so it eroes.
Ah soon as the big steTn engine .is
back in commission, it will save half
of the wood now beir" used. And
when the best of the enes at the,
old plant is moved into th rew one.
the city will have a battery of en engines
gines engines very thad to break entirely
If the. oil engine is muffled, it will
be the best machine to use. as its fuel
costs much less than wood. But there
is no. telling when oil, like coal, may
be cut off.
IK Tomorrows election
Every Voter is Entitled to Vote for
.Mayor and Five Aldermen
Judging by what the Star hears, a
good many of the voters are not
aware that in tomorrow's election,
the first held under the new charter,
ithey are entitled and expect to vote
for alderman not only m their own
wards, but the other three.
The election will be held at the city
hall from 8 a. m. until sunset. There
will be two boxes, one from A to L,
the other from M i to Z.
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.
Each voter should vote for mayor,
for alderman at large, an alderman
in his own ward and an alderman in
each other ward. He should vote for
six candidates in all.
OPENING MAIN STREET
The Banner wants a mass meeting
at which the candidates for alderman alderman-ic
ic alderman-ic honors may contend for the popu popular
lar popular vote by announcing they are in
favor of the city buying several thou thousand
sand thousand dollars worth of property to
open Main street to the union station.
It's the Star's opinion that any mem member
ber member of the council who proposes this
improvement at this time will lose
more votes than he wl gain. Mag Magnolia
nolia Magnolia street can very comfortably
take care of all the traffic we have
how. It hasn't been crowded since
Company A went away, and may not
be crowded again until it returns. If
Main street was opened, which it
would take at least $5000 to do, and
maybe more, it would save about 100
yards of distance between the square
and the station. And the autoes
would continue to use Magnolia unless
Main vas paved. We don't know how
much it would cost to pave Main
street, but from Washington street to
the station is five 'city, blocks, the
street is about thirty feet wideband
paving would cost from $1.75 to $2 a
square yard, so you can step it off and
figure it out to suit yourself. When
you take into consideration that othei
streets, the most used in town, are
suffering- for attention, that the
ground around our primary school
turns into a lake in every heavy rain
because East Fourth street 'is block-,
ed, we think you will agree with the
Star, that, opening Main street can
wait until we have more traffic and
If the council, however, could swap
a quarter section off our verniform
appendix of a civic center in exchange
for the property between the present
foot of Main and the union station,
the Star would encourage the deal.
ANDY WILL BE ELECTED
We are certain about one thing
about tomorrow's election, and that
is, A. A. Winer, who now. represents
the first ward, in the council, will be
re-elected. Andy is a good old scout
and is making a fine alderman, and
we don't suppose anybody hankered
for the useless job of running against
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 andvmost
beautiful springs in the world, some something
thing something that can't be described or ex exaggerated;
aggerated; exaggerated; real geiscrs under water,
the Blue Grotto, Bridal Chamber,
Florida Snow Storm, Ladies' Parlor
and other beautiful spots too numer numerous
ous numerous to mention. Price, $1 and $1.50;
children under 12 years of age half
fare.- If dissatisfied, money refunded.
C. (Ed.) Carmichael,
I Owner and Manager.
Correspondence Cards, 600 boxes at
29cts. per box while they last. Gerig's
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iElUD SENNETT IN TEIANGEETPLAy,, "JTHEY.RE OFF
AT THE TEM
REPORT IN THE
Congressman Clark sends the Star
the following letter received from the
Adjutant General's Office,
Washington, Dec. 5.
Hon. Frank Clark,
House of Representatives:
Dear Sir: 'I have the honor to in inform
form inform you that, upon receipt of yout
telegram of inquiry as to the circum circumstances
stances circumstances of the death of Sergeant
James L. Leitner, Company A, 124th
Infantry, an officer of the inspector inspector-general's
general's inspector-general's department, was confident confidentially
ially confidentially directed to make an investiga
The report of the inspector has just
been received and shows that Ser Sergeant
geant Sergeant James E. Leitner was trans transferred
ferred transferred from Company A, 124th In Infantry
fantry Infantry (Florida) to 106th Engineers
on November 9, 1917, and entered the
base hospital at Camp Wheeler, Ga.,
on November 11, suffering with a bad
cold and measles complicated with
pneumonia. He was placed in ward
6 and remained there until Nov. 19,
when he was transferred to ward 9.
That Captain Drake, of Company A,
124th Infantry, learning of this gave
orders that a non-commissioned officer
of his old Company A should visit
him every day and see if anything in
addition to hospital treatment .was
necessary, which was done, and he
and First Lieut. Campbell visited him
as often as possible. They all report
that, he was a favorite with both the
nurses and surgeons and received
unusual attention from all of them.
When Mrs. Dyall arrived on the morn morning
ing morning of the 23rd of November, the sur surgeon
geon surgeon had already visited Leitner,
prescribed for him and the nurses
had just finished feeding and caring
for him as directed by the surgeon.
The nurses were near when she ar arrived
rived arrived to give any attention needed but
were busy with the other patients un under
der under their care. The knocking com complained
plained complained of by Mrs. Dyall was that of
an attendant tacking wood steps under-the
windows some distance from
Sergeant Leitner whose windows had
already been lowered to let in frish
air which is done for all pneumonia
patients; it was not carpenter work
on an unfinished window as stated by
Mrs. Dyall. The cot was not finally
moved because near an open window.
Lieut. Craig, the surgeon, saw that
she would have more seclusion by
moving the sergeant into a room
nearby, in which there was a single
patient, and had it thoroughly scrub scrubbed
bed scrubbed and dried and then moved the
sergeant and his cot to his room. He
saw that Mrs. Dyall was. suffering
from nervousness and feared forhei
safety in the' room with two windows
open, so he closed one window, plac placed
ed placed a board under her feet and had a
nurse wrap them in a blanket and had
nourishment t provided for her. The
nurses and Dr. Craig induced Mrs.
Dyall to go to Macon in the evening
for a night's rest, and the first ser
f geant of Company A told her that he
would detail two men to relieve each
other in turn that night to look after
him and help nurse him, which was
done. The next, morning the room
was mopped with a damp mop, as
directed by the surgeon to prevent
the accumulation of dust as in all hos hospitals,
pitals, hospitals, but water was not thrown on
the floor as claimed. Sergeant Leit Leitner
ner Leitner had suffered from a case of pneu pneumonia
monia pneumonia on the Mexican border last
year, which reduced his chance of re recovery.
covery. recovery. Finally, every request made
by Mrs.- Dyall was granted and car carried
ried carried out to the best of the ability of
all concerned and with the means at
As a result of his investigation
which included the examination of
everyone having knowledge of the
circumstances of the death of Ser Sergeant
geant Sergeant Leitner, the inspector believes
that every attention practicable was
given to Sergeant Leitner by the sur surgeon
geon surgeon in charge of his case and the
nurse who assisted him. In fact that
he was a favorite with them and re received
ceived received more than ordinary attention
on account of his engaging personal personality
ity personality and long service. Mrs. Dyall
nervousness; and grief over her broth brother's
er's brother's dangerous illness and delirious
state is no doubt responsible for her
harsh judgment of conditions as she
found them. He is convinced from
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In SUITS and nOVERCOATS for Men and Boys,
and we believe we 'will save you from $5 to $10
on each Overcoat Purchased from us. .
You Will Find at This Store a Complete Line of
Shoes'Neckweari Hats,;Underwear, Handkerchiefs,
Hosiery and Many Other Serviceable Articles for
Every Member: of the -Family for Christmas Gifts.
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the evidence, of his oldest friends in
his home company, who visited him
daily while in the hospital to the hour
of his death, and that of the surgeons
and nurses in attendance that every everything
thing everything needful and proper that could
be done for him was done, and that
Mrs. Dyall's judgment was at fault.
H. P. McCain,
The Adjutant General.
' CO-OPERATION IS BEST V
The United States department of
agriculture thought so much of the
proper distribution of the fruits and
vegetables of this government that it
created a department a bureau of
markets, in all the large cities in the
Last week's report said the price
on well cured, good sweet potatoes
was enough to net the grower in thi
state $1.75 per bushel basket. In an another
other another market for like goods and size
of package the grower would receive
but 5 Ocents a package, making a dif difference
ference difference to the Florida shipper of
$600 for a 500-crate carload.
The above is a fair Sample of each
Florida shipped last year 50,000
carloads .of fruits and vegetables. I
believe the state lost $5,000,000 by
bad distribution last year. The in
dividual shipper who does not keep in
daily touch of the markets is but lit little
tle little better off. Co-operative shipping
by those who keep posted on market
tariffs,' amount in transit and values
get best results.
Florida farmers, you are too little
to go it alone; the load is too big to
puil by yourself. Yoke up with your
brother farmer. It will pay you.
. L. S. Light.
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When you have plumbing or elec
trical contracting, let us furnish you
estimates. No job too large and none
too small. ,tT H. W. Tucker.
Toys and Dolls of many kinds av
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We Offer the Public the Best
Line of Winter Clothing
atPopular Prices that
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Line of "TRUNKS, SUITCASES and BAGS.
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We Have the Equipment and Ability
To serve you as you ought to b servied, and when you are not let us
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ur desire. '
Of course, sometimes, little things go wrong, but they an not inten intentional,
tional, intentional, and. if you will call us up, they will be corrected IMMEDIATELY.
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the world. Talk, is over with us.
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Special attention to Prest-o-Lite Batteries in Maxwell Cars. Bring
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If Yoa Hare Any News for this De
' partment, Call Two-One-Fire
After 11:15 A. 5L, Three-Five-Seven
MI hare nsed my Kettle for fire
years over the Camp Fire, and ft has had
the hardest wear possible, and has out outlived
lived outlived everything: I had when I bought
It. I had a Pudding Pan that a wagon
ran over. I took a hammer and beat It
Into shape again and went right on using it for years," Mrs.! Boyd
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to less beat than is needed for other wares.
So yoa can prore to your own satisfaction
the superiority and economy of "18-92" ILLI ILLINOIS
NOIS ILLINOIS Ware we offer .this regular $1.85
oon-tiltinar quart preserving -. f
kettle at the SPECIAL PRICE H
Stop wasting- money replacing; pots and pans
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344 Shapes and SizesA Utensil lor Every Purpose
all sold nndt s 2-yr gqawet of abaoIoM aatiajacttoa or vaoamy rfun44.
See Demonstration at Our Store
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ALL DELICATE wUWEW5j ETC!
Receive Special Attention
: il2 E. Ft. King Ave. Ocala, Fla.
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UNDERTAKERS and EMBALMERS
PHONES 47, 104, 305
Star ads. are business builders.
WHEN YOU HAVE PAID YOUR
RENT YOU HAVE
KISSED IT GOODBYE
Why not pay a small amount eacb
month and see it go into .V
YOUR OWN HOME
I have a number of houses you can
buy that way at
$10 A MONTH
call and see my list of houses from
L I MURRAY
Room 5 Holder BIk.
The CHRISTMAS STORE is THE
BOOK' SHOP. 3t
Theyni AH Good When You Hare to
I like to read the auto ads., which all i
describe some car,
Or listen to those salesmen lads tell
why it has no jar;
But more than that I'd like to meet
some man who owns a boat
Which skims along a road or street
smooth as a ship afloat;
I'd like to look at some machine which
doesn't use much fuel,
An easy car with gasoline which don't
buck like a mule;
I'd even take one as a loan and leave
dull care behind;
And thus the ads. "that now I see may
all be true, although J
You cant j prove anything by me I
walk so I don't know.
St. Margaret's1 Guild and the Altar
Guild1 of Grace Episcopal church will
hold-their 'annual Christmas "sale of
fancy work next Thursday, Dec 15,
at the Style Hat Shop.
r. King's Daughters
The regulars-monthly- meeting of
the Kirig's'Daughters is postponed
until 'the' second Thursday of th
monthv'Deci '13th when there will be
held ah election of officers."" J
MrsC. L. Bittinger, President.
Mr."Frank Sanders snent Sundav in
town with relatives before leaving for
service in thtf navy.
Miss' Emma5 Perry returned home
Saturday from a pleasant, two weeks
visit to Mrs. Edwards in Inverness.
Mr and' Mrsf H. 0. Hamm" and ; Mr.
and "J Mrsi l Warner ' Hamm: ;, spent
Thanksgiving' in OcalaPalatka Post.
J jMrsV Lilian .Wilsbn who has been
with the i TIelvenston dry goods store
fdr the past several months, has left
for her home in Bartow.
! Mr.and Mrs.' Finley Cannon and
the Iatters' mother, Mrs. DePass,
Were Ocala visitors yesterday, motor motoring
ing motoring down from Gainesville.
i Mrs;; Louis F. Savarese has return returned!
ed! returned! home' after a very pleasant visit
with her mother, Mrs. John W. "Nor "Norton,
ton, "Norton, at Savannah.--Tampa Tribune.
! 1 1
! jMrsW. H. Wilson-and three chiK
dren-of Little Rock, :Ark., are the
gests-jof Mrs.i Wilson's mother, Mrs.
Gj j W. Martin, during the winter, sea
There was a small informal dance
at the1 Ocala House Saturday1" night.
These little1 dances are weekly affairs
arid are greatly 'enjoyed by the young
t :: V
;Mr.'Toni' Pasteur' spent yesterday
in Ocala and at Lake Weir, on a fly flying
ing flying visit to his 'wife and, parents be before1
fore1 before1 leaving for the Charleston navy
i (MissEthel Home accompanied by
WsstTheo Beckhanr left on thetrain
Saturday! evening to visit Miss Mary
f!jdfield in .Inverness. Mrs. ,Horne
motored down Sunday, bringing them
back in her car.
'Messrs. Herbert Gray, Bob Gray
and Lawrence Kelly of Gainesville,
! motored to Ocala yesterday. Mr. Bob
Gray came particularly to say good goodbye
bye goodbye to his friends as he enters the
service at Camp Johnston next Tues
: MrVand' MrSrC. A. Liddon' and
daughter," Miss' Frances and1 Mrs: C
R. Raysor and little son; Clifford left
Wednesday for -Tampaj where they
will make their home. Mr. Liddon
has purchased property in that city
and .will engage m business there.
Dade City Banner.
Among the -Fruitland Park "visitors
to Ocala last week:' coming to attend
the fair," were Mr.?W. W. Dismukes, j
Mrs. W. A. MacKenzie, Mr.'and Mrs.
"W.. R. Ross, -Messrs. Ben Collier and
John Goodson, Mrs.-William Camp Campbell,
bell, Campbell, Mr.'and Mrs. Peifer and Dr. and
MrsI'J. Q. Lloyd.
Sunday-Times-Union "contained a
picture of Laird Hendricks Jr., the
handsome-little son of Mr. f and Mrs.
Laird' Hendricks of Stamford,1 Conn.
Ocala has a special interest in this
baby as he was born here, his mother
being formerly, Miss Bernice Alfred.
Mrs. "E. H.. Mote etitertained Mrs.
Erck Missr Clare Erck and Mrs Stoer
at a' one o'clock luncheon, Wednesday,
in honor trf her cousin, Mrs. R. M.
Sharper of Pittsburg Leesburg- Com Commercial.,
Mr." and Mrs."F. J. H. von Engel Engel-ken,'
ken,' Engel-ken,' after a vacation visit of a couple
of weeks1 to friends in the city and
East' Palatkay have returned to Co Columbia;
lumbia; Columbia; S. C, where Mr.' Von Engel Engel-ken
ken Engel-ken has the responsible position of
beingrat the head of the Federal Re Reserve
serve Reserve Bank. Palatka. Times-Herald.
Lieut. Hugo "Mcintosh will leave
Wednesday for Chickamauga, after a
ten days furlough spent here with his
sister, Mrs. D. E. Mclver.n Lieut.- Mc Mcintosh
intosh Mcintosh .-intended leaving .today and
spending a day at Camp Wheeler on
his way to Fort Oglethorpe, but has
changed his plans on account of the
quarantine at Camp Wheeler. j
Mr. and Mrs. A. E. DobaTgenes an announce
nounce announce the engagement and approach approaching
ing approaching marriage of their daughter, Mar Margarita
garita Margarita Emma, to Mr. Leon Brooks
Thrasher of Lakeland, the date of tht
A7edding to be announced later. Miss
Dobarganc3 moved to Jacksonville
several years ago from Key West,
and i3 a graduate of the Duval high
school. Mr. Thrasher is a graduate ol
the civil engineering department of
the University of Florida, and is a
member of the Alpha' Tau Orega fra fraternity.
ternity. fraternity. Times-Union.
Ocala people will be interested to
know of this announcement as Mr.
Thrasher was formerly of Micarmpy
and is well known here.
Robert W. Davis, after spending
Thanksgiving with relative's in this
city, has returned to Camp Wheeler
at Macon. He was accompanied by
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Da Davis.
vis. Davis. Orlando notes in Tribune.
Mr. and Mrs. Edward P. Martin
spent most of last week at their form former
er former home, Ocala, Attending the Marion
County Fair. Attorney Martin says
this 'year's fair was by far the best
of themany expositions by Marion's
industrious people. Some of the finest
livestock and hogs in all Florida are ;
produced in that county and the ex exhibits
hibits exhibits .in these departments at this
year's fair were by far the best ever
placed in Ocala. Plant City Courier.
(Continued on Fourth Page)
WOMAN'S CLUB MEETING
The Woman's Club met in regular
session Saturday afternoon at three
o'clock. A beautiful memorial service
was held in memory of Mrs. Laura A
Dey, who had been a faithful member
of the club since her residence in the
city. Mrs. Dey wap a devoted mem member
ber member of the Presbyterian church, and
Rev. J. R. Herndon paid a fine tribute
to the deceased. Mrs. Mclver also
spoke in glowing terms of this faith faithful
ful faithful woman.
Mrs. Dey was a member of the art
department of the club, and Mrs. G.
W. Martin, chairman of this depart department,
ment, department, spoke feelingly of the loss they
sustained in the removal of this con conscientious
scientious conscientious worker.
The resolution committee, consist consisting
ing consisting of Mrs. Murray, Mrs. Todd and
Mrs. Sheppard, offered resolutions
which' were read by Mrs. Jack Camp.
The 'club sang the old song, "In the
Sweet By and By," and prayer was
offered by Rev. C. E. Wyatt.c
The reports of the officers -and
chairmen were then o given. Mrs.
Seymour for the" home economics
committee, gave a splendid report of
the work accomplished during fair
week by her committee. Two hun hundred
dred hundred and forty dollars was the net
results for the club from the home
economics committee. The great suc success
cess success of this undertaking was largely
due to the -untiring efforts of this
splendid chairman who left nothing
undone that could be done to make the
fair dinners the success they were.
The social service committee, Mrs.
Osborne chairman, has accomplished
much', having presented during '" the
year $100 to the Y. M. C. A. war fund,
$28 to the Children's Hom Society
and $5 to the industrial home for a
Christmas present for the girls.
Mrs. E. Van Hood, in her splendid
report of the recent federation meet meeting
ing meeting held at Tampa, said in substance
that a noticeable spirit of unity ex existed
isted existed in this great body of women
who were doing things. Women broad
enough to work along ,big lines, with
n othought of the one woman. And
that we are "great only as we work
together for the good of the whole
state," and at this convention the
motto, "Good Better, Best" was the
Mrs. Burf ord touched especially
upon one point which was that the
federation wisely stands as being op opposed
posed opposed to promiscuous Christmas giv giving.
Mrs. Moorhead's report was most
interesting on points of exhibit. Mrs.
Story the demonstration agent cooked
from 7 to 12 o'clock and six varieties
of breads were on exhibit.
Miss Ruth Rentz played several
solos and tea and sandwiches were
served by the social service commit committee.
tee. committee. Mrs. F. E. Wetherbee, Reporter.
On Hoffman Press
No Glossy Finish
Just Phone 101
NICE LINE OF LADIES' WATCH BRACELETS
Signet Rings, Ladies' Rings in Cameo, Diamond, Ruby, Pearls, Etc.
FINE LINE OF CAMEO BROOCHES
Watch Fobs and VaMemar Chains, in Solid Gold and Gold Filled
ALL GOODS SOLD UNDER GUARANTEE
Be Sure to Call and See My Line W hile Doing
Your Christmas Shopping
J. E. ALLEMAND
Next Door to Express Office.
'aga-JKiW ,ni.,in.- .Tl j-f-iir iwrnmnT-Kl,; tTtm,'U
wh Always True Economy
ixt 1 J nave learned that the intelligent
f housewifethe woman schooled in really scien
tific domestic economy no longer throws away a nickel to
li save z penny. r
A good way to illustrate this point
would be through comparison of baking
Experience has taught me and mill millions
ions millions of other women that it doesn't pay to buy
cheap baking powders. They cost a few cents less, but in the
long run they are decidedly the most expensive. Because of
the low grade materials employed in their manufacture they
cause many bake day failures and great loss of expensive
ingredients. The housewife throws out, in wasted material
many timet the amount saved on the cost of the baking pow-
. der.' This is not economy, but extravagance."
True economy in baking powder
demands the highest quality at the lowest price.
Only baking powders that meet these demands should be
, used. Only baking powder that is made of the highest class,
r ingredients so perfectly proportioned that it not only produces
T' maximum leavening power but also preserves it.
Besides, the baking powder that
m meets the modern demand for economy should
1 be economical' in usefull strength economical in cost
7secured at a moderate price. The housewife should be able
to effect z saving when buying and another saving when
i using and he should save materials it is used with.
5 That is economy in its highest form.
I Complete economy. The only kind of econT
Jomy the housewife should attempt.
I have proved positively by exhaust exhaustive
ive exhaustive experiments and comparative tests that
oC Calumet Baking Powder is best suited to these savings. It
1 'l possesses 'the' surety, the purity and goodness that make
,-! Note. Miss Costello is already welt known to most of the ladies
of our city. She is of the Domestic Science Branch of the University
7 of Chicago, a graduate of Lewis Institute. Supervisor of Domestic
y Science in Public Scliools, Special Lecturer on Domestic Arts and
) j.r Economy. Special Lecturer to the Women's Clubs.
We are publishing a series of her most important articles.
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IDEAL BOARDING SCHOOL FOR YQUliG GEHTLEMEH
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Rev. F. Benedict. Director.
OPENS FOR THE FALL TERM, WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 12, 1917.
OCA LA EVENING STAR, MONDAY, DECEMBER 10. 1917
Civc Us Your Order for the:
Following. They're all
New Stock i&
5; Weinerwurst Sausage, Jfo
5 Salt Mackerel, ?4
5p Pickled Tripe,"
Pickled Pigs Feet, i
k Boiled Ham, 5
5 Bologna Sausage,
5 Minced Ham, V
: Salomi Sausage,
p Dill Pickles,
kt Mustard Pickles,
a Sweet Relish, all in bulk.
J Sage Cheese,
tfi N. Y. State Full Cream Cheese, ttf
1 xoung American viceac,
jyj Imported Swiss in tins.
1 0. K. TEAPOT
77f((? the reputation of
The original Boy Scout
Shoes cannot" be purchased
anywhere, in Ocala except at
the ONLY SHOE STORE
in the city. Look for the Boy
Scout seal on the Box.
PRICES $3.50 and $4.00
Commercial Bank Block
Any Visible Model
FOR ONE MONTH
FOR THREE MONTHS
Guaranteed First Class Condition,
226 West Bay Street,
Some Holiday lines will be exhaust exhausted
ed exhausted long before Christmas. You should
shop early in order to supply your
need3. Our lines are complete. THE
BOOK SHOP. St
Mr. W. F. Blesch of Lakeland is
visiting friends in town.
.Ir. Walter Holmes of the Muclan
Farms is a visitor in town today.
Mr. A. L. Calhoun of Palatka is in
town today on business.
Mr. Sam Slack of Martin was in
town on business Saturday.
Mr. R. W. Blacklock, Marion coun-
t agricultural agent, 'spent past of
ast week at the University of Flor
Mr. Everett Clayton, of Company A
is improving in health after an oper
ation which took place here while
home on sick leave.
Lawton Sigmon of South Lake
Weir, sold four hogs last week that
weighed 1487 pounds. These are said
to be the fattest hogs sent to Jack
sonville from this end of Marion
county. The dargest one weighed
Mr. H. L. Borland went to Citra
this morning to commence the pack
ing and shipping of his orange crop.
Mr. Borland should have had almost
10,000 boxes of oranges but for the
freeze of last February. He will be
very much pleased this season if the
crop runs to 2000 boxes. Mr. Borland
is now the sole owner of this grove,
having recently bought the Toner in
terests in the property. The wood
on the trees was really but little in injured,
jured, injured, and the crop next season should
be about normal,
The Ladies'7 Aid Society of the
Christian church will hold a silver tea
and fancy work, sale at the home of
Miss Mamie Tayldr Thursday, Dec.
20th, from 3 to 5 o'clock.
Do you read the want ads?
WANTED, LOST, FOUND, FOR
SALE, FOR RENT AND SIM SIMILAR
ILAR SIMILAR LOCAL NEEDS
KATES: Six line maximum one
time 25c; three times 50c; six times
75c; one month $3. Payable in advance.
DR. D. M. BONEY
I especially offer my services to the
people of Central Florida, and invite
personal visits or mail ordeis.
Hogan St., Park Hotel Bldg.,
JACKSON VILLE, FLORIDA
SACRIFICE, QUICK ACTION A
1914 auto, Rambler, $950, or live
stock; 30-acre Maraion county im improved
proved improved farm; two stores, furniture,
coffins and hardware at Lake Worth,
Fla. Will Smith, Interlachen, Fla. It
FIRE WOOD For sale. Stove wood
lengths. Phone 185X, for prompt de delivery.
livery. delivery. J. C. Johnson. 10-lm
WANTED Old False Teeth. Don't
matter if broken. I pay $2 to $15 per
set. Send by parcel post and receive
check by return mail. L. MAZER,
2007 '5. Fifth Avenue, Philadelphia,
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 li:45 p." m. Saturday. We
allow market' price. The Star. 7-tf
FOR SALE Nice lot to x 112 in sec second
ond second ward also nice residence lot at
200. W. W. Condon. 21-tf
WANTED HoNgs and cattle. Highest
market prices paid, f. o. b. loading
point. Let us quote you prices before
you sell. McCranie & Ragland, Har Harrington
rington Harrington Hall hotel, Ocala. mon-thur
FOR SALE 40-acre farm three miles
from Ocala. Land adapted "to the
growing of cotton. Apply to H. D.
Stokes. v 6-6t
FOR SALE One 1917 Ford. $310;
two 1917 Fords, $375 apiece; one 1916
rord, $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. 4 3t
FORD BARGAIN A 1914 model
Ford touring car; no top; in good
mechanical condition. For sale at the
Maxwell Agency, Ocalai Fla. SP-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
FOR RENT Five-room cottage with
good garden ready for use if taken at
once; $10 per month. Bitting & Com Company,
pany, Company, phone 14. 8-3t
QCALA NEEDS A CHANGE
As the city election is held tomor tomorrow,
row, tomorrow, December 11, I think it would be
an advantage to the property holders
of Ocala to carefully consider who
they are goingto cast their votes for
in this election.
I note in an issue of the paper sev several
eral several week sgo that the city council
has made mistakes. Well, I am glad
to see somebody admit it. But that
issue of the paper 8180 stated that il
was its belief that the members
should be re-elected. Now, I would
like to ask, why? So they can make
another mistake to cost the citizens j
another fifty or seventy-five thousand :
dollars? These mistakes were all un-'
called for. In June of 1916, I appear appeared
ed appeared before the city council, and took
up the matter of an oil engine, and
I showed them the following tele-1
"Daytona, Fla., June 1, 1916.
"H. W. Tucker, Ocala, Fla.:
"Your telegram received. You can
tell the people of Ocala that De La
Vergne engines unreliable for central
"Daytona Electric Light
and Power Company."
The afternoon before I received this
telegram there was an article in, our
local paper stating that the engine in
Daytona was giving the best of ser service.
vice. service. My object in getting this wire
was to prove that the statement made
) about the engine at 'Daytona was
false. Ocala has spent a large sum
of money on her light and water
plant in the last year and a half. Mr.
Meffert's own statement in the paper
of Tuesday, November 13, shows that
the city has spent so far $113,979.72,
with still a lot of bills yet to be set settled
tled settled that the city will have to pay
Out of this amount the so-called en
gineers, Twombly and Henney, receiv
ed $6440.45 as their salaries for super
intending this work. Out of the en
ure time, Mr. Henney was not m
Ocala 90 days altogether. Mr. Rob
ert Ebner, who built this plant, was
a chauffeur for one of the local hotel
men of Ocala, and didn't fill that job
I also appeared before the council
and made the statement that Twom
bly, and Henney were not electrical
engineers. Mr. J. H. Taylor of our
city produced about ten letters of rec rec-ommendation
ommendation rec-ommendation in behalf of these gen
tlemen, but not one of these letters
showed that thy had ever built any
electric light plants, or recommended
them as electrical engineers. Mr
Taylor was on the council at the time
they were employing an engineer, and
why is it he did not vote for Twom
bly and Henney? The only reason
can see is that Mr. Taylor knew these
pedple were not responsible engi
This is not the engine that the city
contracted for. The engine that the
city first contracted for was a four four-cylinder
cylinder four-cylinder engine, and this is a three three-cylinder
cylinder three-cylinder engine, and it cost the city
about seven hundred dollars extra for
a, change of foundation from the four
cylinder type to the three. I may be
wrong, but it is my belief that this
change should have been made with
out any cost to the city.. However, op
the minute book, on page 315,, date
September 25, 1916, you will find that
Mr. Meffert approved of the action of
the engineers in this change. Should
not Mr. Meffert and his backers be
responsible for the burden that they
have placed upon the people? Fur Furthermore,
thermore, Furthermore, this engine will not be ac accepted
cepted accepted by the insurance companies un unless
less unless steam is kept up all the time in
the steam plant. The only reason I
can see that the members of the city
council want to serve another term,
is to cover up the mistakes that they
I have nothing personal against
anybody on the city council, but I do
think the public should he enlighted enlighted-ed
ed enlighted-ed on this subject.
Now, about this new city charter.
Can the people change the constitu constitution
tion constitution of the United States without a
vote of the people, and a two-thirds
majority at that? Or can they change
the state constitution without a vote
of the people? However, Ocala chang changed
ed changed its city charter without a vote of
the people. Discussing this matter on
the street with the parties that got
up this charter and passed it, they
will give you the reason that the
people who didn't want the charter
should have attended their mass
meeting. Just a word in regard to a
remark like that. It is dangerous to
own property in a town where sixty
people can get together, and draw a
complete new citjr charter to suit
themselves. In this new city charter,
the people that got it up, could have
exempted themselves from taxes for
the rest of their lives if thy saw fit.
Th Ocala House block is assessed
at 5100,000. They were not represent represented
ed represented at the mass meeting, and today the
people htat own this block do not know
(Continued f Third Page
The Tuesday Auction Club will meet
with Miss Onnie Chazal this week.
The many friends of Mrs. Gamsby
will be pleased to hear she is steadily
improving after her recent illness.
Mrs. Harry Booth has returned
from a several months visit to rela relatives
tives relatives in Pennsylvania and othei
Mr. R. T. Adams has returned from
Lafayette, Ala., where he attended
the funeral of his uncle, Mr. O. O.
A fine son arrived at 3 o'clock this
morning at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Nathan Mayo of Summerfield. The
Mayo family and their many friends
are very proud of the new son.
Mr and Mrs. Wm. Folsora and Mr.
and Mrs. David Richardss Misses An Anna
na Anna Goodson,- Alberta Brokow and Wil
bur West, of Fruitland Park, were
among those motoring to Ocala dur
ing fair week.
Mrs. S. A. Rawls of Jacksonville
and her brother, Lieut. Bert Maloney,
are the guests of their sister, Mrs. C.
W. Hunter at the Ocala House. Mrs.
Rawls returns home tomorrow. Lieut.
Maloney returns to Jacksonville this
afternoon, and will soon go on duty
with the 81st Division at Camp Jack
son. He is a fine-looking young sol soldier
dier soldier with a splendid record, and his
friends are proud of him.
Mrs. D. M. Smith left Sunday aft afternoon
ernoon afternoon ior a visit to 'her niece, Mrs.
Wagnon, in Tampa.
Mrs. Stanley James and pretty lit little
tle little daughter, Margaret May, of Ya Ya-laha,
laha, Ya-laha, passed thru the city Sunday on
a visit to relatives in Palatka.
Mrs. Robert Flinn and children left
Sunday to join Mr. Flinn in Jackson Jacksonville,
ville, Jacksonville, AlF'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 or that can be made
over from the age of fifteen down will
be gladly received.
Try that famous Jonteel Talcum
Powder. Sold only at Gerig's Drug
tore at 25cts. the can.
what town they own their own prop
erty in under this new charter.
The legislature In 1915 passed a law
allowing municipal corporations to
change their charters by a vote of the
neonle. but this charter could not
stand the inspection of the public.
It was sent over to Tallahaseee and
passed under a special act. It is my
belief that Messrs. Light and Crosby
did not carry out their wishes, but
carried out the instructions from their
political bosses. I went over to Tal
lahassee and carried a petition over
there with one hundred and sixty
names on it asking that the referen
dum clause be added to this charter
so that the people could vote on it in
Ocala. However, these gentlemen did
not see fit to let the people vote on
this matter. If the people of Ocala
have sense enough to accumulate
property they certainly have sense
enough to know how to vote on a
matter governing the same.
, Also I note with interest Dr. Chace's
open letter to JuSge Wm. M. Gober,
and in the same the last paragraph
reads like this: "I state further that
the people had passed upon the char charter
ter charter most favorably in a well advertis advertised
ed advertised and a most representative mass
meeting, and that only those who
were anxious to defeat the charter by
further delay and controversy, were
interested in having the matter sub submitted
mitted submitted to a popular vote."
Now, the way I understand this por portion
tion portion of Dr. Chace's article is that this
was a mass meeting for the benefit of
the public, but if you do not agree
with this new charter and the people
that wrote it, you were only trying to
defeat it, instead of having the mat matter
ter matter submitted to the voters. I was
at this meeting, and I counted the
number of people in the room, and
there were only 61, representing a
town of seven thousand people. I
took this matter up, with- the chair chairman,
man, chairman, Dr. Chace, and asked him if he
did not believe that this was too big
a proposition' for a small crowd of
citizens like this to handle without a
vote of the people? His answer to
me was that it would only save a de delay.
lay. delay. However, we had about seven
months to pass this charter in, so I
see no reason for a rush, and just at
this time I must say I am in favor of
a change in the city council. The
candidates who are opposing the coun coun-cilmen
cilmen coun-cilmen who are now In office are all
property owners and gentlemen that
show good business records. There
would be no reason why they should
not be given a trial.
H. W. TUCKER.
20TH CENTURY FARM HORSE
Converts Any Ford Into a Farm Horse,
Until December 24th the Price is 0150 F. O. B.
Fon du Lac, Wisconsin.
GET YOURS MOW
AT THE LOW PRICE
ADVANCES T0'$2OO JANUARY 1
FARM TRACT0E SALES COMPANY
Box 96 Ocala, Florida
The "Made in the IL S. A." Kind!
Santa Claus, Make
By Giving Them
. We have a line of XMAS PRESENTS suitable
or every member of the family, and they are' now on
display. Gifts from our store are sure to make a
MERRY CHRISTMAS for all. Make your selec selections
tions selections now, and avoid the holiday rush.
We have a few COAT SUITS and ONE PIECE
DRESSES for Ladies. The supply of these goods
is limited, so
, t .4
Open in Florida
See at, once.
J. H. Brinson
: THEGOOD FAIRY ;
' SERVICE A LA CARTE
I 8 A. M. to 7:20 P. M. J
N. MainSt., Opposite PostofSce
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
Notice is hereby given to all cred creditors,
itors, creditors, legatee3, distributees, and all
other persons having claims or de demands
mands demands against the estate of Andrew
Olson, deceased, to present the same
to the undersigned, duly proven
within two yars from this date, to to-wlti
wlti to-wlti This 4th day of August, A. D. 1917.
As Administrator of the Estate of
Andrew Olson, Deceased. 8-6-mcn
Chesapeake Bay Oysters received
daily iX the Delicatessen Shop, Ocala
House block. 17-tf
See that new stationery at Gerig's
Drug Store. adv.
te Little Ones Happy
One of These Dolls
PLASTER! VG AND
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.
CARL WENZEL & SON
VERY CHEAP for CASH
50 H. P. Tubular Boiler.
40 H. P. Engine.
Masonic Building, Ocala, Fla,
PULLS I PQLLgi
Careful Estimates made on all Con Contract
tract Contract work. Gives More and Better
Work for the Money than any other
contractor in the city.
A select line of JEWELRY at THE:
BOOK SHOP. ; st
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