The Ocala evening star

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

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Weather Forecast: Generally fair
tonight and Wednesday; not much
change in temperature.
VOL. 24, X




Supported, Says a Dispatch by Way
of Copenhagen, by Thousands
of Loyal Soldiers
(Associated Press)
Copenhagen, Dec. 18, A dispatch
from Haparanda says that- former
Premier Kerensky, supported by
thousands of troops, has apepared
near Petrograd.
London, Dec. 18. Today's official
communication says there is nothing
of special interest to report.
Washington, Dec. 18. The alleg allegiance
iance allegiance of the new government of Por Portugal
tugal Portugal to the allied cause was pledged
in a statement issued today at the
Portuguese legation.
Paris, Dec. 18. Heavy artillery
fighting continues on the eastern end
of the front near the Rhone-Rhine
canal, the official communication
Rome, Dec. 18. Austro-German
forces' which attacked the Italian
lines on the northern front from the
direction of San Marino were driven
back in disorder, the. war office an announced
nounced announced yesterday. In the Col Cap Cap-rille
rille Cap-rille region the Italians attacked and
then were counter attacked. Finally
the enemy had to withdraw to the po positions
sitions positions from which he started.
Ocala Will Probably Willingly Ob Ob-serve
serve Ob-serve the Request of the
Fuel Administration
According to a telegram of Dec.
14, from Dr. Garfield, fuel administra administrator,
tor, administrator, to Arthur T. Williams, who is
state fuel administrator, "lightless
nights," so called, are ordered, the
same to .be Thursday and Sunday
nights of each week. On these nights
stores not open for business must not
show inside lights more than neces necessary
sary necessary for safety, and municipalities
with cluster lights or extra bright
lighting for a "white way" effect,
must reduce on these nights to as lit little
tle little lighting as may be consistent with
safety. Local papers are requested to
urge householders also to observe
these nights with as few lights in
their homes as possible. The spirit "of
the order is that on Thursday and
Sunday nights there shall be no more
outdoor lighting than sis absolutely
necessary for safety and the state
fuel administrator 'is charged with
giving full effect to this order and
required to report any violators
The following pupils were perfect
in attendance for the third month ol
Beginner's Grade
James Akin, Gerald Bouvier, Allen
Cameron, Howard Clark, Daniel
Hunnicutt, Billy Knight, Walter
Preer, Morris Slott, William Mc Mc-Cormick,
Cormick, Mc-Cormick, Herbert McCormick, Eva
Adams, Katherine Hetrick, Jessie
Lee Holloway.
Advanced First Grade
Betsy Atkinson, Bertha May
Bridges, Louise Bryant, Clotilde Bil Bil-bro,
bro, Bil-bro, Virginia Davis, Mary Lena
Hayes, Selma Reynolds, Fairy Sav Savage,
age, Savage, Mary Troxler, Elizabeth Dixon,
Verna Timmons, Herman Baker, C.
T. Brown, Tom Blowers, Howard Bil Bil-bro,
bro, Bil-bro, Harry Clarkson, Leon Goldman.
Francis Henderly, E. W. Jones, Jack j
Matthews, McClure Stephens, Ed Edward
ward Edward Helvenston.
, Second Grade
William Barnett, Malcolm Davis,
Chester Fort, Alvin Jones, Herbert
Jones, Alwyn Joyner, Bernard Mc Mc-Caskill,
Caskill, Mc-Caskill, Richard Moxley, Paul Rentz,
Ulmer Savage, Charles Shafer, Doyle
Smith, Barnard Spencer, Donahue
Thomas, David Turner, Robert Wat Waterman,
erman, Waterman, Spencer Cullen, Guyula
Chandler, Josephine Clark, Dasibei
Clement, Marguerite Condrey, Au Audrey
drey Audrey Condrey, Mary Willis Johnson,
"arrie Russell, Mary Sawaya, Wi Winona
nona Winona Wolfe.
Third Grade
J. C. Woods, Lanas Troxler, Homer
Shafer, Thomas Spencer, T. C. Atkin Atkinson,
son, Atkinson, Cyril Boyd, H. M. Baxter, Bon Bonner
ner Bonner Clark, Isaac Demetre, William




Bolsheviki Chief Notifies the Allie
to Fish, Cut Bait or Get
Out of the Boat
(Associated Press)
Petrograd, Dec. 18. The German
and Austrian foreign minitsers have
notified Leon Trotzky, the Bolsheviki
foreign minister, they will arrive at
Brest Litovsk Tuesday to begin ne negotiations
gotiations negotiations for a general European
The evening papers announce that
Trctzky has notified the allied em embassies
bassies embassies that the Russo-German armis armistice
tice armistice has reached definite results, that
peace negotiations would begin and
asking the mto participate or state
whether they wish peace or not. An
informal' conference of diplomats
held to discuss the sitaution is said
to have reached no definite conclusion.
Macon, Ga., Dec. 18. Three deaths
were reported at Camp Wheeler yes yesterday,
terday, yesterday, as follows: Corporal M. Mash-
burn, 118th machine gun battalion,
Alabama, appendicitis; Dave Kelly,
Company E, 106th engineers, Ala Alabama,
bama, Alabama, pneumonia; Wilbur Sweat,
Company C, 117th machine gun bat battalion,
talion, battalion, Savannah, Ga.j pneumonia.
To WThom Questionnaires Were Mail Mailed
ed Mailed December 18, 1917 Order
Numbers 200 to 280
Percy C. Smith, Ocala.
John Blackshear, Ocala.
Arthur Jackson, Ocala.
Ellis Johnson, Martel. y'
Girard H. Ross, Sparr.
Aland W. DeCamp, Ocala.
Henry Thomas, Dunnellon.
Hardy E. Wicker, Micanopy
Johh W. Black, Fairfield.
Elbert Anderson, Ocala.
Sim Massenburg, Ocala.
Charlie Davis, Romeo.
Will Hood, Anthony.
Mack Williams, Ocala.
Wannie Moore, Romeo.
Charles Hill, Lacota.
Henry G. Shealy, Sparr.
Jesse Glymp, Summerfield.
Frank M. Joyner, Oklawaha.
Abraham James, Sparr.
Tony Kiriakos, Tampa.
t Little J. Manning, Anthony.
' Lee Calvin, Kendrick.
Ernest H. Condrey, Lynne.
Spurgeon E. Ausley, Citra.
James W. Nelson, Belleview.
Charlie Green, Ocala.
Albert M. Davis, Ocala.
Charles W. .Wiandt, Eureka.
Albert Waters, Reddick.
Cyrus J. Harrison, Citra.
Jim Williams, Morriston.
Lee Jones, Kendrick.
Charlie Johnson, Anthony.
June A. Perkins, Ocala.
Charlie White, Anthony.,
Jake Ware, Lacota.
Ray C. Wallace, Zuber.
North Hale, Gainesville.
Samuel B. Brown, Martel.
Curtis L. Robbins, Micanopy.
William A. Stroud, Ocala.
Mitchell Floyd, Orange Lake.
A. F. Tucker, Conner.
' Willie Richardson, Irvine.
Dave Dunlap, Weirsdale.
' Eddie Franklin. Cotton Plant.
John Bowman, Lacota.
William F. Hooper, Ocala.
Henry E. Morrison, Moss Bluff.
Zebbie V. Freeman, Belleview.
Charles P. Chazal, Ocala.
Claud Counts, Conner.
Eugene L. Booher, Ocala.
-Robert Weathers, Reddick.
Ernest Mays, Ocala.
James W. Mikell, Irvine.
Isaac N. Colclough, Ocala.
Ed George, Lacota.
Whorter J. Carter, Reddick.
Lucius Potter, Ocala.
Charles Mazon, Ocala.
Isaac J. Smith, Ocala.
Gilbert McRay, Zuber.
Roy A. Hogan, Fort McCoy.
Reuben Gordon, Weirsdale.
Earl C. Green, Ocala.
Joe Murry, Weirsdale.
Fred Falana, Morriston.
Charles E, Standley, Dawson, Ga.
Vernon B. Hadsock, York.
We are showing the handsomest
seventy-five cent boxes of Stationery
in all colors tha"t we've ever had.
Gerig's Drug Store. 18
Drake, Harry Dozier, Gregg Davis,
Wilford Weber, Dorothy Adams,
Musette Adams, Dora Burnett, Mary
Carn. Mary C. Cassels, Lucile Horne,
Lucretia Hocker, Amy Long, Alice
McCormick Jonnie Lou Potter, Anna
Priest, Martha Preer, Babette Pey Peyser,
ser, Peyser, Polly Smith, Marguerite Sexton,
Mamie S. Spencer, Gladys Timmons,
Marie Watson.



Treated With Silent Contempt the
Bolsheviki Invitation to Trade
With the Teutons
(Associated Press)
Washington, Dec. 18. It is assum assumed
ed assumed at the state department the reply
of Ambassador Francis to the invita invitation
tion invitation of the Bolsheviki government of
Russia to participate in peace nego negotiations
tiations negotiations will be that he has no in instructions
structions instructions from this government. No
instructions have been send and it
was indicated that none authorizing
him to have anything to do with peace
negotiations would be sent.
At Sacramento Last .Night, Governor
of California and Family Had
a Narrow Escape
(Associated Press) 4
Sacramento, Calif., Dec. 18. What
is believed to have been an attempt to
kill Governor Wm. D. Stephens was
made last night when a powerful
bomb exploded under the rear porch
of the executive mansion. The rear
en dof the building was blown out.
The governor, his wife and the ser servants
vants servants were asleep at the time. All
escaped injury.
The detonation was heard all over
the city. It is believed 'about twenty twenty-five
five twenty-five sticks of dynamite were used, as
a hole several feet in depth was torn
in the ground.
Of the 124th Infantry (Second Flor Florida)
ida) Florida) Succeeding Colonel
A special from Camp Wheeler to
the Jacksonville Metropolis says:
Col. Samuel C. Harrison is trans transferred
ferred transferred from the Second Florida to
command the 116th Field. Artillery.
He is succeeded as colonel of the
Second Florida by Lieutenant Colonel
Vaiden, of Georgia.
Senator Fletcher and others en endorsed
dorsed endorsed Major John W. Blanding, of
Florida, to succeed Colonel Harrison,
but the war department refused to
jump him over lieutenant colonels to
the colonelcy, stating that would vio violate
late violate geenral orders No. 132.
Gen, Albert H. Blanding, -former
commander of the Florida troops, has
left the Dixie division to join the
185th Infantry, stationed at Camp
Logan, Houston, Texas. Lieut. Harry
P. Cooper, appointed aide to the gen general,
eral, general, left with him. Lieutenant Coop Cooper
er Cooper is from the 124th Infantry and a
Florida boy.
The 185th Infantry is made up of
selectmen and the purpose of the war
department in sending General Bland Blanding
ing Blanding there is to train these men. He
will not go to Washington for a phy physical
sical physical examination, according to recent
orders, it is said.
Col. Samuel C. Harrison Jr., for formerly
merly formerly head of the First Florida reg reg-iment,
iment, reg-iment, but recently put in command
of the 116th Field Artillery regiment,
is now temporary commander of the
56th Artillery brigade. He will remain
in temporary command until Gen.
Francis H. French arrives to take
command of the 31st division. Then,
Gen. J. L. Hayden, now commanding
the division, will return to the 56th
Artillery brigade and Colonel Harri Harrison
son Harrison will resume command of the
116th Artillery.'
Officers and men of this division re regretted
gretted regretted to lose General Blanding, es especially
pecially especially the Florida organizations.
Navy Recruiting Station,
Room 211 Postoffice Building
Ocala, Fla., Dec. 18, 1817.
Charles A. Holcomb of Burgville,
Ohio, made application for the navy
as an apprentice seaman and was
sent to Atlanta for final examination.
The Ocala navy station will con continue
tinue continue recruiting men between the
ages of 18 and 35 as it has in the
past. Men between the ages of 21
and 30 and registered, must bring a
certificate from their local board re releasing
leasing releasing them from the next draft
under the new classifications before
making application for the navy.
Mechanics Wanted for Aviation
There are plenty of openings for
machinists, gas engine men, black blacksmiths,
smiths, blacksmiths, electricians, instrument work workers,
ers, workers, etc. Further information may be
had by applying to the above office.
Open from 8 a. m. to 6 p. m., includ including
ing including Sundays.





For Prohibition Amendment, Wrhich
Now Requires Only Ratification
by the States
(Associated Press)
Washington, Dec. 17, 6:32 p. m.
The prohibition amendment passed
in the House by a vote of 282 to 128.
This was 25 more than the two-thirds
vote required.
MENT AGREEMENT Washington, Dec. 18. Agreement
on a time limit to be fixed for state
ratification is the only step remain remaining
ing remaining today to complete congressional
action on the federal prohibition
amendemnt, which was approved by
the Senate last August and passed by
the House late yesterday.
The House form of resolution al allows
lows allows the states seven .years to ratify
the amendment, while the Senate
measure allows but six years.
Washington, Dec. 18. The Senatb
today completed congressional action
on the prohibition amendment by
adopting the House amendment pro providing
viding providing for. the ratification of the
amendment by the states within sev seven
en seven years.
Washington, Dec. 18. That the
House would vote on the woman
suffrage amendment January 10th
was assured today, when the rules
committee agreed on that. date.
Washington, Dec. 18. On a test
vote in the House indicating the sen sentiment
timent sentiment toward the woman suffrage
constitutional amendment, the suffra suffragists
gists suffragists polled seven more than the nec necessary
essary necessary two-thirds votes.
In comunication received by this
paper Collector of internal revenue,
James M. Cathcart announces that a
federal income tax officer will be
sent into this county on February 1,
and will be here until .February 16,
He will have his office in the Federal
Building in Ocala and will be there
every day ready and willing to help
persons subject to the income tax
make out their returns without any
cost to them for his services.
How many income taxpayers will
there be in Marion county. If you
can guess how many married persons
living with wife or husband will have
net incomes of $2,000 or over and how
many unmarried persons will have net
incomes of $1,000 or over this year,
then you know. The collector of in internal
ternal internal revenue estimates that there
will be 875 taxpayers in this county.
Returns of income for the year
1917 must be made on forms provided
for the purpose before March 1, 1918.
Because a good many people don't un understand
derstand understand the law and won't know how
to make out their returns, the govern government
ment government is sending in this expert to do
it for them. But the duty is on the
taxpayer to make himself known to
the government. If he doesn't makt
return as required before March 1,
1918, he may have to pay a penalty
ranging from $20 to $1,000, pay a
fine or go to jail. So if you don't
want to take chances on going to jail,
you better call on the income tax man.
If you are not sure about being sub subject
ject subject to the tax, better ask him and
make sure. Whether you see the in income
come income tax man or not, you must make
return if subject to tax.
Of course, persons resident in oth oth-er
er oth-er counties may, if they want to,
come and see the income tax man
who will be "at Ocala.
The collector suggests that every everybody
body everybody start figuring up when the ex expert
pert expert arrives. Expenses, however,
don't mean family expenses, money
used to pay off the principal of a debt,
new machinery, buildings, or anything
like that. They mean what you spend
in making your money interest, tax taxes
es taxes paid, hired help, amount paid for
goods sold, seed, stock bought for
feeding, rent, (except for your dwel dwelling,)
ling,) dwelling,) etc. Income includes about ev every
ery every dollar you get.
The army recruiting officer gives
us the names of the following volun volunteers
teers volunteers he accepted previous to noon
last Saturday:
Wayne Ten Eyck, George Davis,
Lee Sharp, Sam L. Mathews, Samuel
P. Anthony, Fred E. W'ellhoner,
Frank G. Churchill, Tom (Carlisle)
Ervin, Wr. T. Guy, Herbert L. Speii.
Messrs. Wellhoner and Guy did
not quite measure up to the phy physical
sical physical standard and returned home, but
they will try again next time.


And Another Fifteen Hundred Acres
for Men at Camp Wheeler
to Train On
(Associated Press)
Macon, Ga., Dec. 18. Fifteen hun hundred
dred hundred acres of land at Camp Wheeler
will be condemned by the government
to provide space for additional drill
grounds, and 120Q additional tents for
the men.
Emergency k Fleet Corporation Ex Expected
pected Expected to Do More Work Under
Its New Organization
(Associated Press)
Washington, Dec. 18 Charles Piez
of Chicago, today was appointed gen general
eral general manager of the Emergency Fleet
Corporation, succeeding Rear Admir Admiral
al Admiral Harris, who resigned. A general
reorganization of the fleet corpora corporation
tion corporation will follow. Rear Admiral Cowles,
aid to Harris, will be, given an impor important
tant important place in the new organization.
James Heyworth will take full charge
of wooden construction, and Charles
Day will become manager of the pro production
duction production department.
Rear Admiral Harris' resignation
was accepted, Chairman Hurley an announced,
nounced, announced, because of his insistance for
moving the offices of the corporation
to Philadelphia. Hurley announced
that the ship building program was
in better shape than at any time since
it was launched.
Washington, Dec. 18. An investi investigation
gation investigation by the Senate interstate com commerce
merce commerce committee of the Interstate
Commerce Commission's recommen recommendations
dations recommendations for solving railroad transpor transportation
tation transportation difficulties was ordered today
by the Senate. The committee will
meet during the recess of Congress
for the Christmas holidays. It has
been instructed to report legislative
Washington, Dec. 18. An investi investigation
gation investigation of delays in building an Amer American
ican American merchant marine by the shipping
board of the Emergency Fleet Cor Corporation
poration Corporation was ordered -today by the
Uncle Sam's boys are now in the
trenches in France!
And from all reports which reach
this side, they are being well sup supplied
plied supplied with everything possible foi
their comfort.
Though your Uncle Samuel is a
mighty good provider for the boys,
he does not furnish them with smok smoking
ing smoking material. This is where the good
volunteers at home have a change to
do their "bit." The Ocala people
have been doing their full duty when
it comes to subscribing to the various
funds for the benefit of the fighters,
and many have responded to the
Star's appeal for "smokes." How However,
ever, However, there are thousands in the
trenches who have not yet had a good
old American kit of tobacco with
which to while away the waiting
hours in the cold days and nights of
northern France.
If you haven't yet contributed to
this fund do so at once.
Perhaps the red-haired artillery
captain who- ordered the first Amer American
ican American gun fired on the French front
was smoking some of the tobacco
paid for by a patriotic Ocalan. Who
knows Perhaps the man who pulled
the lanyard that sent the first Amer American
ican American shell into the kaiser's lines with
Uncle Sam's compliments was smok smoking
ing smoking a pipe of tobacco sent him by an
Ocala girl. Who knows?
However, send in your quarters
and let's show them that their efforts
are being appreciated at home.
Those who have contributed to the
Star's Tobacco Fund since the last
report are:
Geo. N. Looney, Ocala, Fla $ 1.00
Mrs. D. C. Stiles, Ocala, Fla.. 1.00
Mrs. B. N. Crook, Ocala, Fla.. 1.00
Mrs. M. E. Fox, Ocala, Fla .50
Joseph Malever, Ocala, Fla 25
Dr. D. M. Smith, Ocala, Fla... .25
A. C. Cobb, Ocala, Fla 1.00
E. WT. Brooks, Winthrop, Me. .50
Box 16 A, Route B, Ocala. Fla. .50
We have a beautiful line of station stationery
ery stationery for Christmas or regular use. The
Court Pharmacy. tf


Our Lady of the Snows Faithful to
Old England and Her
(Associated Press)
Ottawa, Dec. 18. The English
speaking sections of Canada yester yesterday
day yesterday voted solidly for conscription,
but the French and German speaking
sections voted against the Borden
government. The predominance of the
English, however, insures the return
of a unionist government, headedby
The beginning of winter finds the
work of training going on at full
blast in a hundred camps and sta stations.
tions. stations. Not far from half of the total
number of men training are encamp-,
ed in the big national arfny canton cantonments.
ments. cantonments. In these the United States
has 16 new cities, each as large as
Sacramento, or New Britain, or Dav Davenport
enport Davenport or Macon.
Sixteen camps, nearly as big as the
cantonments, but not built so durably,
are housing the National Guard di divisions.
visions. divisions. Two hundred and fifty thousand
men have joined the regulars since
the war broke out. There are seven seventeen
teen seventeen regular army stations and camps
being used for the training of these
Seventeen stations are engaged in
training men for the navy, and mar marines
ines marines are being turned out in three
Not all the aviation fields have
been finished but in a dozen of them
cool-headed young men are being
taught to fight in the air.
"Nine camps have just rounded off
the second increment of officers for
the reserve corps.
Five medical camps are in opera operation,
tion, operation, and three camps for engineers.
All of the larger camps have been
built in the last six months. The big biggest
gest biggest of them, the national army con con-toriments,
toriments, con-toriments, were built in three months
at a total cost of $150,000,000. Only
a little over twice as much was re required
quired required to build the Panama canal
and that took ten years.
Something between six hundred and
seven hundred millions of feet of
lumber went into the national army
cantonments. The figures for all the
army camps is about one billion feet.
In population the camps range
from 300 to 47.000. The men in the
flying camp may know one another
as men know one another in a small
college. One of the larger canton cantonments,
ments, cantonments, on the other hand, contains
more men than can be crowded into
the polo grounds or Comiskey Park.
A good average crowd for a World
Series game is 30,000. Such a crowd
is enough to swamp a half a dozen
car lines. All the men in one of the
national army cantonments would
make a crowd half again as large.
Living conditions in the camps
may not be quite up to the top of the
high American standard. But it can
safely be said that no large army of
soldiers was ever housed so comfor comfortably
tably comfortably before. There will be no freez freezing
ing freezing this winter. Four of the canton cantonments
ments cantonments situated farthest north have
steam heat. The rest have to put up
with hot air systems. But an Ameri American
can American army spent a winter at Valley
Forge once without even a hot air
The devil sat by his lake of fire
On a pile of sulphur kegs;
His head was bowed upon his breast,
His tail between his legs.
A look of shame was on his face,
The sparks dripped from his eyes,
He had sent his resignation in
To the Throne up in the skies.
"I am down and out," the devil said
He said it with a sob -"There
are others who outclass me
And I long to quit the job.
Hell really isn't in it
With the land along the Rhine,
I'm a has-been and a piker
And therefore I resign!
One ammunition maker
With his bloody shot and shell
Knows more about damnation
Than all the imps in hell.
Give my job to Kaiser Wilhelm,
The author of this war;
He understands it better,
A million times, by far,
I hate to leave the old home
The spot I love so well;
But really I am not up to date
In the art of running Hell!"
Have you seen those Tuck Christ Christmas
mas Christmas Cards at Gerig's Drug Store. 18
Done by Weihe Company, the
Ocala Jewelers. 18





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position composition charges.
Iegal advfc. .isements at legal rates.
Electros must be mounted, or charge
will be made for mounting.
A week from today is Christmas
This war is an awful thing but it
will mobilize the souls of the Ameri American
can American people.
Wish you would observe the fact
that we haven't given you any advice
about buying Christmas presents and
be grateful accordingly.
The American army has bet seventy-five
million dollars on itself to
win. That is the amount the sol soldiers
diers soldiers took in Liberty Bonds.
The Miami Metropolis very truth truthfully
fully truthfully says: "Every family that has
money for picture shows and cool
drink stands has money for the Red
As will be seen by a dispatch else elsewhere,
where, elsewhere, Col. Vaiden of Georgia is now
in command of our Florida regiment.
Senator Fletcher wanted Major John
. W. Bla'nding to take the post so effi efficiently
ciently efficiently filled by his distinguished
. brother, who is now a brigadier, and
we have no doubt this would also
have pleased the men, who have the
highest regard for Major Blanding,
but the rule of seniority stood in the
way of his promotion.
The Bolsheviki government in Pet Pet-rograd
rograd Pet-rograd denounces as traitors and "en "enemies
emies "enemies of the people," all "imperial "imperialists,
ists, "imperialists, landowners, bankers and their
allies and the Cossack generals."
Nothing quite so large of this nature
has been heard since Jack Cade made
up a similar list for England, but
Roosevelt made an effort along those
lines in his denunciation of "malefac "malefactors
tors "malefactors of great wealth." Times-Union.
Up to date, the Times-Union has
compared Roosevelt to every bad
character in history except Herod and
Pontius Pilate, and well bet the edi editor
tor editor is sitting up nights figuring how
he can compare Teddy to them.
Several of our leading citizens met
at the board of trade room last night
to confer on the prospect of Ocala
securing the convalescent camp.
Present were Mayor Chace, Commis Commissioner
sioner Commissioner Cam, Postmaster Rogers and
about a score of others, among them
Mr. W. J. ITilands, who has just re returned
turned returned from Washington, where he
did what he could to advance Ocala's
interests. Mr. Rogers read a tele telegram
gram telegram from Congressman Clark, in
which Mr. Clark said he Avas doing
all he could, and that was about all
that could be done, so the meeting ad adjourned
journed adjourned to, await the result.
, w v
It has become the custom for not
only families but churches, schools,
corporations and business firms to
hang out service flags. The Star hung
out its service flag tpday. It carries
two stars, one for Sergeant Chas. A.
Harris, the other for Private Laur Laurence
ence Laurence E. Benjamin, both of Company
A, 124Lh Infantry. There will be
others if the war lasts long. There
are many young men in the army and
navy who worked for the Star at
some time or other. We might claim
Lieut. Louis H. Chazal, who was ot.
our staff the summer before he went
into the service. Lieut. "Pat" An Anderson,
derson, Anderson, once upon a time carried pap
ers for the Star, and so many other
brave boys now serving their country
held down a similar job at one time
or another that we can't remember
them all. Hubert Ten Eyck was one
of the Star's carriers two years ago,
and that clever, cheerful boy, George
Davis, who went to the camp two
weeks ago, was also one of our car carriers
riers carriers when he wore knickerbockers.
So was Leslie Bostick, now a sergeant

in the regular cavalry, and Jack Gal Galloway,
loway, Galloway, who is in a Georgia regiment,
used to be a clever helper in our press
rooms. "There are, in fact, so many
of the boys that were with the Star
at one time or another that a flag
with all their stars and names on it
would completely curtain the front

Just to think of it! We are engag engaged
ed engaged in a great war to win the world to
democracy, and yet we are told that
young French girls are detailed as or orderlies
derlies orderlies for young American officers.
The duty of an orderly is to hold an
officer's horse, polish his shoes and
do such other menial performances.
For very shame! Banner.
As we know the Banner is a very
good friend of the soldiers, and is
really worried over what it believes
to be the state of affairs it depicts
above, and as, moreover, its statement
may worry some good folks who
have sons in the army, or whose sons
will sooner or later have to serve in
the army, we take pleasure in assur assuring
ing assuring it that it is greatly mistaken.
In the first place it is impossible
for French girls to be detailed as or orderlies
derlies orderlies for the American, army. In
the part of France, occupied by the
Americans there may be a good many
girls who takex care of the quarters
of American officers, do their laun laundry
dry laundry work and perhaps polish their
shoes. They doj the. same for their
own officers, and the only difference
perhaps is that the Americans who
are more highly paid than the French
give them more money, and it is like likely
ly likely that the French women and girls
are glad to do the work and glad to
receive the pay. We do not see any
dishonor to either side in the ar
If the Banner will 'consult the regu regulations
lations regulations of the American army it will
find that an orderly is not an offi officer's
cer's officer's servant but his clerk. He is "a
private or non-commissioned officer
who attends on a superior officer, to
carry orders and messages."
Officers generally choose for or orderlies
derlies orderlies men whom they believe to be
faithful, intelligent and well-educated,
and it is a sort of promotion
rather than a disgrace to be so chos chosen.
en. chosen. An orderly may have to hold a
horse sometimes, but in the army it
is not a disgrace but a duty to hold a
horse, and any man who supposes that
orderlies are kept as hitching posts
to horses, doesn't know much about
army life. In camp, an officer's horse
doesn't stand in front of his tent with
its reins in a private soldier's hand.
If another officer rides up for a few
minutes visit, he generally leaves his
horse in ,the care of the nearest sol soldier.
dier. soldier. But if a private soldier brings
a message, his horse must be attend attended
ed attended to in the same way. The truth of
the business is that it isn't the offi officer
cer officer so much as the horse that is to
be considered, for horses are rather
valuable in an army and a good sol soldier
dier soldier doesn't like to see one lost or
suffer for attention. In battle, ma maneuvers
neuvers maneuvers or on the march, if an officer
dismounts, it isn't always a private
soldier who holds his horse. It's the
most available man, and that man
sometimes is another officer. When
a detachment, a squadron or a regi regiment
ment regiment of cavalry t dismounts, every
fourth man holds horses his own and
three others. He may be holding
horses for hfs ..officers or for his
bunkies in either case he does it, not
to serve nor oblige any person but it,
serve the whole force by taking care
of the horses.
Another thing the Banner and some
other papers should learn is that no
American soldier is required to black
(or rather shine) an officer's shoes,
nor do any other menial work. Some Sometimes
times Sometimes a soldier is willing to make ex extra
tra extra money by doing odd jobs for an
officer, but if he does,, he does it of
his own free will. The only time a
private soldier can be compelled to
do menial work is when he is undei
punishment for disobeying orders,
and then he does it for his whole
company and not for the officers in
We have noticed lately in some of
our exchanges a good deal of stuff
calculated to worry, not the soldiers,
who know better, but their relations
and friends, first about its being a
degradation to a private to salute an
officer; second, this almost similar
stuff about privates acting as ser servants
vants servants for the officers. The salute is
50-50; if a private salutes an officer,
the officer must salute the private.
And the servant matter is just as we
have .said; if a private doesn't want
to be a servant, no officer in the
United States army can make him a
servant. And it looks tbus like this
line of talk, like almost anything else
that is alleged against the army and
navy, has been started by German
sympathizers, and the Banner and
some other loyal papers have picked
it up without stopping to avail them themselves
selves themselves of better information that was
probably only across the street.
We were gratified Saturday to print
a card of thanks from Mr. A. T.
Thomas, successful candidate for al alderman
derman alderman at large, thanking his friends
for their support in the recent elec election.
tion. election. We are also gratified to see
Mr. Thomas promises to do what he
can to help make Ocala a cleaner and
better city. While Ocala is a very
good town, it might be made better;
it also might be made worse, and
the influence of an alderman on the
right side will count. It is also quite
a clean town, but there are some
dirty places in it, and an energetic
alderman can get action on such

spots quicker than almost any other
agency. We suppose Mr. Thomas
mean3 physical uncleanliness. If he
refers to any moral cleaning up w
shall also be glad to see him get
busy, altho we think that from a

moral standpoint Ocala is about as j
clean a town as there is. It is true j
we have a few blind tigers, which are
kept busily smelling out new dens, j
and two or three bunches of gamblers,
who operate behind closed doors and
under the guise of respectability,
several men and a few women who
live double livers and quite a bunch
of whited sepulchers, who while try trying
ing trying to shield themselves with church
membership and outwardly impecca impeccable
ble impeccable behavior would rob the widow and
the orphan and the wife of the sol soldier
dier soldier at the front. By influencing the
council to hire a detective or two, Mr.
Thomas may do his bit toward ridding
the town of the tigers and gamblers,
who are more or less able to see or
hear the local police in time to
escape when it comes in a block or
two. As for the double livers and
whited sepulchers, it would be a good
thing for the town if the Lord woula
remove them, but we don't think any
of us here below should try it. For
one reason, if no other, almost every everybody
body everybody in town is wise to them, and if
we drove them out, in might comt
others whose curves it would take us
some time to get onto. There is an
other element Mr. Thomas might
help in chasing out, or suppressing.
It is the small but troublesome bunch
who buy and sell votes. This is not
so large as in many other towns, but
there is enough of it to decide a close
election, and it is always found on
the side of mercenary and immoral
issues. If Mr. Thomas does his full
duty as an alderman, and his friends
want to give him another term, it
will be found against him. He can
be assured he will have the support
of the Star in every good work he un undertakes.
dertakes. undertakes. X-MAS DRIVE AMERICAN
Rallies at the following places to
urge the people of Marion county to
take a Christmas membership in the
American Red Cross and help otir
men in the trenches and camps wjll
be held:
The following is a list of the place,
date, speaker and time at which these
rallies will be held:
BlitchtOn, Wednesday, Dec. 19th,
Mr. W. T. Gary, 7 p. m.
Eastlake, Wednesday, Dec. 19th,
Mr. W. T. Gary, 2:30 p. m.
Summerfield, Wednesday, Dec. 19,
Mri W. T. Gary,. 7 p,. m.
RATES: Six line maximum, on
time 25c; three times 50c. ;; six times
75c; one month $3. Payable in advance.
CJte$;J3Kn DR. D. M. BONEY
"My Optician"
b.,.i,-,-r,--,-',vli SPECIALIST
I especially offer my services to the
people of Central Florida, and invite
personal visits or mailordeis.
i.'02-204 Hogan St., Park Hotel Bldg.,
WANTED Velvet bean pickers. Will
furnish free transportation to and
from farm each day, and pay 25
cents per barrel. Collier Brothers,
opposite city hall. Phone 296. 2t
FOR SALE One 1917 Maxwell car.
In perfect condition. Price $450. The
Auto Sales Company. Phone 348. 6t
LOST Brown broadcloth belt bet bet-tween
tween bet-tween Style Hat Shop and the Arms
House. Return to Rena Smith at the
Style Hat Shop and receive reward.
Phone 239. 15-6t
FIRE WOOD For sale. Stove wood
lengths. Phone 185X, for prompt de delivery.
livery. delivery. J. C. Johnson. 10-lm
FOR SALE Nice lot 70 x 112 in sec second
ond second ward also nice residence lot at
S200. W. W. Condon. 21-tf
j 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 S. Fifth Avenue, Philadelphia,
Pa. 10-18t
FOR RENT The residence known
as the Raw's home on No nth Sanchez
street. All modern improvements.
Apply to C. Rheinauer. 11-26-tf
FORD BARGAIN A 1914 .model
Ford touring car; no top; in good
mechanical condition. For sale at the
Maxwell Agency, Ocala, Fla. 3-tf
WANTED Some one who has a
horse and tools to plough 25 or 30
acres near Oakhurst. State price per
acre, Address A. F. Adams, 815 E.
Adams street. 12-6t
WANTED Young lady or young
man for position as cashier. Apply at
Harrington Hall hotel. 12-6t


The local advisory board will hold
daily sessions (holidays and Sundays
excepted) in the petit jury room on
the third floor of the postoffice build building
ing building from 9 a. m.'to noon, and from
1:30 p. m. to 5 p. m. to render assist assistance
ance assistance without charge' to registrants in
filling out questionnaires. Some mem members
bers members or associate members of the
board will be in attendance until the
work is completed. R. A. Burford,
tf Chairman Legal Advisory Board.
When you have plumbing or elec
trical contracting, iet us furnish you
estimates. No job too large and none
too small, tf H. W. Tucker.
Notice is hereby given that the an annual
nual annual meeting of the stockholders of
the Mutual Mining Company will be
held at the office of the company in
Ocala, Fla., on Tuesday, December
25th, 1917, noon.
Geo. F. Armstrong, Pres.
Robt. W. Groves, Sec'y.
December 11th, 1917, Ocala, Fla.
Which Is More Economical ?
60 Gals. Pure Ready
Mixed Paint at $2.25 $135.00
SO Gals. DAVTS' 2-4-1
PAINT at 2.25 67.50
30 Gals. Pure Linseed
Oil at 70 21.00
$ 88.50
A clear saving of $46.50, or propor-!
tionaltely more if Linseed Oil is cheap-
For Sale By j
Ocala, Fla.

Put Christmas Thrift
in Your
Christmas Gift
Here's the solution for your Christmas-gift
problem. It is safe, sane and
utterly patriotic. By adopting it and
interesting your family in it you'll be
showing the right spirit. It means that
You can demonstrate Thrift.
You can preserve the Holiday Spirit.
You can help your Country.
x You can aid in saving the nation's gold snpply. snpply.-You
You snpply.-You can have a part in Winning the War.
All these things you can do if you
will give as Christmas Gifts:
U. S. Government, Thrift Stamps and Cards.
UmJ' Government War-Saving Stamps and
U. S. Liberty Bonds.
We shall be glad to furnish you full
details and to arrange your purchase
of any or all of these without any
charge whatever for our services.
Come in early.
Munroe & Chambliss
National Bank

All Kinds





Signet Rings, Ladies' Rings in Cameo, Diamond Ruby, Pearls, Etc
WTatch Fobs and Valdemar Chains, in Solid Gold and Gold Filled
Be Sure to Call and See My Line While Doing
Your Christmas Shopping
Next Door to Office.


"Coast Line Florida Mail" "Seminole Limited"
"Palmetto Limited" "The Southland"
"Havana Limited" "Dixie Flyer"
- '' V V "St. Louis-Jacksonville Express"
Steel Sleeping Cars Between Tampa and Washington, Philadelphia -and
New York: Jacksonville and Chicago, St. Louis, Cincinnati, Louisville
and Indianapolis. Observation Cars, Dining Cars.
For tickets and reservations call on
W. T. GUY, J. G. KIRKLahjj, jj. P. A.

T. A.., Florida.
We will buy dressed hogs. Write
or call on the Ocala Ice & Packing
Co., Ocala, Fla. 141tw6td
We are prepared now to fit anyone
with the new Madame Grace Corset.
Complete line just received. The Style
Hat Shop. 13-tf


Tampa. Fla.
Ti rr r t rr -wr
iriciver etc isfiaciiay
PHONES 47,1C4, 305
Fresh milk, Hewett Dairy, at the
Delicatessen Shop, 15c. quart. 12-tf




Tea Rooms
8 A. M. to 7:30 P. M.
N. MainSt., Opposite Postoffice

I hia 11 flu

j If You Hare Any News for this De-

! a d. 1 1 m rf-v t-

parimtni, uau 1 wo-une-r lve
or Two-Seven

close to town
J. II. Brinson Ocala


k I have just completed the
plastering aid concrete work on
the Ocala union station, and am
now prepared to figure on all
kinds of work in thi3 line.

Your roof needs painting.
I have the material.
I have the labor.
Prices are right.
If you don't let me do your
work, we both lose money.
210 Osceola St.ocala, Fla.

Why not pay a small amount each
month and see it go into
I have a number of houses you car.
buy that way at
call and see my list of houses from
.31000.00 up.

Room 5 Holder Blk.

Ocala, Fla.

50 H. P. Tubular Boiler.
40 II. P. Engine.
Masonic Building, Ocala, Fla.

You want proper Stationery, don't
you ? We have it for you. Anti-Monopoly
Drug Store. 14-8t

I The Christmas Feeling
Oh, the air is full of Christmas,
f There is joy everywhere,
; The children e'en the old folks
Seem to say farewell to care.
For the shops are full of toys
And the crowds are full of fun
And this jolly Christmas feeling

beems to get l nevery one.
Once a year we just can't help it
We must let our hearts have sway
And make each other happy
In the name of Christmas day.
Beautiful Sunday School Party Given
by Mrs. Van Hood
The 35 members of the Fidelis Sun Sunday
day Sunday school class of the Baptist church
of which Mrs. E. Van Hood is the be beloved
loved beloved teacher, were given their usual
annual treat by Mrs. Hood at her
home this afternoon from 3 until 4
As the guests arrived they were
greeted at the door by two future

j Fidelis members, little Misses Vir

ginia Burford and Adelaide Duval.
The reception hall was very Chinese Chineselike
like Chineselike with its lanterns, chrysanthe chrysanthemums
mums chrysanthemums and other Oriental decorations,
the most noticeable of which "was a
beautiful white Chinese saered lily,
which was most accommodating in
that it burst into a' mass of blooms
seemingly for the occasion.
Mrs. R. A. Burford and Mrs. Maud
Horne received the callers in the hall.
Mrs. Hood greeted her guests in her
usual charming manner in the living
room, and standing with her were the
officers of the class: Mrs. John Ed Edwards
wards Edwards president, Mrs. J. Y. Purvis,
assistant teacher; Mrs. Paul Durand,
secretary, and Mrs. Taylor Stroman,
treasurer. In the living room every everything
thing everything possible had been done to carry
out the Oriental effect; the lights
were encased in Japanese lanterns
and handsomely embroidered screens
were used wherever possible. Bright
colored Chinese panels were used in
place of pictures and the Chinese na national
tional national flowers, the chrysanthemum, in
the national colors, red and yellow,
were used in profusion.
One of the "Big" things this class
has done for five years has been to
support a native Chinese missionary
woman whose duties are to teach hei
people the truth about our Savior and
his great love for mankind. At the
same time she instructs them in the
hygienic way of living and caring for
their little ones. For this reason
these annual affairs assume the Chi Chinese,
nese, Chinese, aspect.
The special honor .guest was to
have been, Mrs. S. S. Harris, at one
time of Citra, who has just returned
from a several 'years stay in China
and Japan. It was SL matter of deep
regret to the hostess and the class
members that owing to illness Mrs.
Harris was not present.
Miss Mabel Aiken gave several
piano numbers. Miss Marguerite Por Porter
ter Porter gave Chinese selections for the

To Oer Customers

Facts are hereby submitted for your
careful consideration'. f.
We are engaged iri a serious war.
Business must adapt itself to war con conditions.
ditions. conditions. The business of handling and distrib distributing
uting distributing food properly is a most vital
The constantly advancing prices re require
quire require a much larger capital.
The wholesale merchant is forced to
demand prompt payments from the
' retailer.
The retail merchant, to conduct his
business successfully and buy to
the best advantages, must collect
his bills promptly. ?
We, therefore, appeal to our custom-
ers to pay cash for their supply of
foodstuffs so far as possible and
convenient, or at least not later
than once a week.
Your co-operation along these lines
will be of material benefit to us in
furnishing you with supplies.
You will, at the. same time, help in
handling the largest problem that
confronts the country to-day.



ukelele and Mrs. L. W. Duval, one of
Ocala's most talented readers, gave a
beautiful Chinese Christmas. At the
conclucion of these numbers which
were given in Miss Porter's studio.
Mrs. Hood gave each guest an orig original
inal original Chinese puzzle consisting of
twenty-five questions, the answers be being
ing being the name of well known Chinese
missionaries. These were very clever
indeed, and some of the questions and
answers will be amusing to our read readers.
ers. readers. "Trees in spring," the answer
being, Mrs. Green; "A body of wa water,"
ter," water," Mrs. Lake; "A famous Scotch
ballad," Mrs. John Anderson; "A
Florida pest," Mrs. Roche; honored
father," Dr. Yocum; "An Ocala milli milliner,"
ner," milliner," Mrs. Bostick; "An Ocala den dentist,"
tist," dentist," Dr. Ayer.
Mrs. Bunyan Stephens poured tht
tea from one of the coziest corners
imaginable. The table was laid with
a fine Japanese cover, and real Jap Japanese
anese Japanese baskets were loaded with the
favorite Chinese sweet, stuffed dates.
As all know, the Chinese dwarf every everything,
thing, everything, even to their orange trees, so
at each corner of the table stood tiny
Christmas trees loaded with kum kum-quots
quots kum-quots and even the tray and blue tea
set were Chinese.
Miss Margurite Porter and Miss
Francis Tarver then served chicken
salad on lettuce leaves, wafers, bread
and butter sandwiches, tomato aspec,
tea and dates.
As the guests departed Mrs. Hood
gave each one her Christmas wish on
a blue bird postcard, which will long
be kept as a souvenir of the prettiest
of Mrs. Hood's five class parties.

Tuesday Auction Club
For the last time in 1917, the con congenial
genial congenial members of the Tuesday aft afternoon
ernoon afternoon auction club are enjoying

their regular weekly game. Miss s
Nellie Gottlieb is the hostess to tht j
two tables of players and for top j
score will give two pretty silver hat j
pins. Miss Gottlieb will serve fruit
salad, wafesr and hot tea. t
Mrs. Grider Perkins is playing with j
seven members of the club, namely: j
Misses Mary McDowell, Dorothy and j
Marie Hickman, Caroline Harriss, i
Adele Bittinger, Hester Dewey and j

Mrs. Peter Mackintosh.

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Notice to Presbyterian Sunday School

The members of the following
Presbyterian Sunday school classes
are requested to meet at the church
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
afternoons at 3 oclock to practice for
the Christmas entertainment that will
be" given ther Dec. -14 at 7:30 p. m.:
Miss Annie Benton Fuller, Miss Boyd,
Miss Mickle, Mrs. Mickle, Mrs. Con Condon
don Condon and Miss Anna McDowell. Moth Mothers
ers Mothers having children in their classes
are urged to keep the dates in mind,
as the little tots often forget.
This entertainment promises to be
most interesting, and the offerings
will go for Armenian and Assyrian
Among the many splendid numbers
on this program will be the interpret
tation of the Good Samaritan.
Many friends of Miss' Marie Haile,
one of Ocala's most attractive girls,
who is now "a competent trained nurse
in Richmond, Va., are delighted to
hear she will spend the Christmas,
holidays with her parents and little
sisters in Ocala. Miss Haile will ar arrive
rive arrive Saturday night and will be met
in Gainesville by her father, Mr. Sid Sidney
ney Sidney Haile, who will spend the holi holidays
days holidays with his family in this city.
Christmas stories will be told by
the teachers of the primary school at
the school building next Wednesday
afternoon at 3 o'clock. All children

old enough to enjoy stories are cor cordially
dially cordially invited to be' present. For a
number of years the children of the
primary school have been learning
some of the old carols. Several of
these will be sung Wednesday during
the story hour.
The members of the Ocala Junior
League have their program all ar arranged
ranged arranged for Christmas and have been
practicing faithfully on same. Pro

gram will appear son and date fixed f
as soon as the new pastor arrives.
. i
Miss Bessie Crutchfield of Jack-
conville and Miss Ellen Stripling of j

Ocala, who were week-end guests of
Miss Jessie Bishop, returned to their
homes Sunday. Gainesville Sun.

The second ward prayer meeting!
will be held Wednesday .afternoon at

3 o'clock with Mrs. George Brown.;
Subject, "Looking," Heb. 12:2.
. ;,.
Miss Sidney Harold's friends will

be interested to hear she is now in
the Ocala National Bank, where we
know she will "make good" as she
did with the Oklawaha Valley rail-'
. j
Miss Agnes Burford returned home
today from a delightful three days
visit to Miss Mary DePass in Gaines-,
Mrs. W. A. Knight, who expected to
leave Wednesday for Valdosta, left
very hurriedly Monday afternoon in
response to a telegram stating her
father's condition was very critical, i
Last week-end there was a most

j delightful family reunion at the home
I of Mrs. G. E. Thompson. Sixteen
j members of Mrs. Thompson's family
I and some special friends participat participat-j
j participat-j ed in the many lovely plans Mrs.
i Thompson had arranged for her
; guests. Among them, who have all
returned to their homes, were Mr.


C fy-CXxtc

'How Far a Little Candle Sheds Its Beams


and Mrs. R. B. Thomnson and son,

Billy of Mulberry, Mr. and Mrs. A. j

C. Hopper of Live Oak, Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Musphy and family of Oak,
Mr. and Mrs. Claude Gamble and
children of Montbrook. Other guests
were Mr. and Mrs. Earl Gamble of
New Smyrna, who were married the
3rd of December in Elkton, Ky. Theh
visit was an especially happy one as
the bride had not seen her Ocala
friends in thirteen years.
Red Cress Drive Now On
. Do you realize that the Red Cross
Christmas drive for 2500 members in
Marion county began yesterday?
Well, it did, and young ladies will be
at the Court Pharmacy and Gerig's.
Drug Store every morning and after afternoon
noon afternoon in the interest of this great
All members who joined the Red
Cross this year are requested to re renew
new renew their membership now, as the
society desires all memberships to
expire at the same time, and you
who have not joined, there is no bet better
ter better time to help the Red Cross in their
great work than this Christmas sea season.
son. season. One hundred and fifty paid their
dues yesterday, and at noon todaj
12G had paid. Both these reports
have already been wired to headquar headquarters.
ters. headquarters. An average of 100 daily will have
to pay up this week, if this chapter's
quota does its "bit."
Don't pass these drug stores nor
the other booths that may be up to tomorrow,
morrow, tomorrow, but take an extra dollar and
help make Ocala's Christmas drive a
brilliant success.
(Continued on Fourth Page)


Among the important questions confronting the average fam family
ily family at this time is the one of Christmas Cakes. This is the" time
that an up-to-date live BAKERY is more appreciated than in
ordinary times. Our facilites are exceptionally fine for making
all kinds of Christmas goods for our customers, and the cost will
likely be less than if you made them up in your home. Read
over this list and let us have your orders at once.

Per lb.
Fruit Cake 45c
Citron Cake..:. 45c

Layer Cake


Per lb.
Angel Food 50c
Raisin Cake .45c
Pound Cake 40c

ou are invited to call at our place and see the sanitary man manner
ner manner in which our gocds are prepared.
Phone 360.
Ocala Florida

Don't forget the big st-ore of
Mclver and MacKay's when
you look for your Christmas
We have many suitable things,
which will make beautiful gifts
for every member of the fam family,
ily, family, such as:
Odd pieces of Furniture, Bric-a-Brac,
Odd Chairs, Cedar
Chests, Writing Desks, Book
Cases, Rugs, Pictures, China,
Glassware, Aluminum Ware, Kit Kitchen
chen Kitchen Ware, Percolators, Chafing
Dishes, Silverware, Thermos and
Icy-Hot Bottles, Manicure Sets,
Shaving Sets, Safety and Old
Style Razors, Carving Sets, Ever Ever-Ready
Ready Ever-Ready Daylos, big assortment of
Scissors, and many other things
we have not mentioned which
make gifts appreciated.
Mclver & MacKay.

Laura N. Luckie

Rena C. Smith.

Madame Grace Corset
sold by
Style Hat Shop

Combining all of the attractive
features required by stylish wo women,
men, women, this model meets every de demand
mand demand placed upon it. Style with
exceeding comfort is the keynote
of its popularity. Made of a beau beautiful
tiful beautiful pink striped material, very
neady trimmed. Has 10-inch
flexible top front clasp with three
hooks below. Low bust with in increased
creased increased height at back. Strong
elastic inserts below hips in skirt
and elestic section in center back.
Three pair extre quality hose
This line ot corsets range in price
from $1.50 up. Front and Back

Put an Ad in the Star



Davenny Festival Quintet
Temple Theater


Thursday QAflhi

December vulh.
-.- "v .- !" ; --'',1

Odd Fellows meet tonight.
That gallant young seaman, Tom
Pasteur, is home for a brief furlough.
Penny Christmas Cards at Gerig's
Drug Store. 18


Mr. J. H. Badger, the Fellowship
stockman, is a business visitor in the
city today.

The Star regrets to announce the
death of Mr. Alfred Proctor, one of
the oldest and best-known citizens of
the Pedro section.
- Mr. Proctor had been ill for some
time. He was a man very highly re respected
spected respected not only in his own commu community,
nity, community, but all over the county, and
leaves many relatives as well as
countless friends to mourn his death.


jBurford and the little Red Cross
j angel, Virginia Burford, are in charge

(Continued from Third Pasre,

At the Temple Tonight
The Fighting Trail serial.

at the Court Pharmacy this after

noon, and Mrs. Chas. H. Lloyd is

looking after the good
Gerig's drugstore.

work at

Miss Doris Hurry's "Good Fairy"

i teashop, where "good wishes come

Tjf true, has become one of Ucaia s

be the attractions at the Temple this most charming and cozy institutions.


afternoon and tonight.

The town people recognized its merit

The Star regrets to learn that Mrs.
Robert Bruce Dyall of Oak is quite
ill with measles.

See our line of MANICURE SETS
before buying your Christmas pres presents.
ents. presents. We can save you money. The
Court Pharmacy. tf


IN a few years of lyeeum and Chautauqua work Mr. and Mrs. Hollis Edison
Davenny and the capable company of musicians which they head have won
an envinble reputation. This is due no less to the musical abilities of the
members of the company than to their whole-hearted endeavor to meet every
requirement of their audiences. It was of this company that Miss Ida M. Tar Tar-bell
bell Tar-bell wrote in her Intensely interesting article on the chautauquas of America
entitled "A Little Look at the People" (Atlantic Monthly, May, 1917) : "A quin quintet
tet quintet of young people whose business it was to sing for three-quarters of an hour
before my afternoon lecture proved to be the gayest, kindest, healthiest of
companions. TJiey were hard workers, seriously interested in pleasing their
audiences. Here was a group of five young people who were doing what to
me was very unusual in a thoroughly professional way." Heard either in
Straight concert program or in .their revival of the delightful coxnic opera,
The Bohemian Girl," they will please all hearers.
Aflmiccinn Children 25c plus was tax lc'total 26c.
rtUlUIjMUlh Adults 50c plus war tax 5c total 55c.

After s several days visit here, Mr

O. H. Berger left this afternoon for : dif

Birmingham, where he will probably

go into business. Mr. Berger is a
clever young man, and has made
many friends during his brief visits
to this city.

Thp mntiriPPs started no-nin vpster- at once, and a good many of the

day, and started with a good crowd, country people are finding out that

the 1 as a dainty ana comiy piace 11 nas nu

Keystone comedy.

The largest and best assortment of
WHITE IVORY SETS ever shown in
Ocala. The prices are right. The Court
Pharmacy. tf

The Commercial



CAPITAL STOCK $50,000.00.
State, County and City Depository

We Have the Equipment and Ability
To serve you as you ought to be servied, and when you are not let us
&sk you again, to let us know, for thr is the only way we can accomplish
mr desire..
Of course, sometimes, little things go wrong, but they ar not uiteu
tional, and, if you will call us" up, they will be corrected IMMEDIATELY

Ocala lee & Packing Co.



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lis now a universally acknowledged necessity. No business man is
prepared to meet the daily affairs of his business if he is not pro protected
tected protected with


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


Christmas Tags and Stickers

Gerig's Drug Store. 18
Thermos lunch kits or bottles.
Nothing better for a Christmas gift.
The Court Pharmacy. tf
The Harrington has hung up a
service flag for its much esteemed
boy clerk, "Tobe" Bracken, now in
the training camp.
Chesapeake Bay Oysters received
daily at the Delicatessen Shop, Ocaia
House block. 17--sf
All of our retail merchants are en

joying a splendid ante-Christmas
trade this week.
A full assortment of the famous
PAKRO Seedtape. Just the thing for
the small fall garden. Ocala Seed
Sto-e. tf
Postmaster Grantham of Fort Mc McCoy
Coy McCoy is among the visitors in Ocala
Among the pleasant callers at the
Star office today was Mr. J. A. Rawls
of San Antonio, Texas. Mr. Rawls
was called to Fellowship several days
ago on account of the death of his
sister, Mrs. J. H. Badger. Mr. Rawls
is a native of Marion county, but left
for the west when quite a young man,
and this is his first visit to his old

home in forty years.

A few Khaki Goods left to select
fro mat Gerig's Drug Store. 18
Chesapeake Bay Oysters received
daily sr.t the Delicatessen Shop, Ocala
House block. 17-tf
Nunnally's Candies (the standard

of the South) a limited quantity av

Gerig's Drug Store. 18
Mr. John R. Rowland, the genial
representative of the Libby, McNeil

& Libby Co., was in Ocala 'yesterday,

leaving last night for his home in
Orlando, where, he will spend the hol holidays
idays holidays with his family.

Manicure Sets, the good kind with

real steel in the files and knives, at

Gerig's Drug Store. 18

Mr. Robert L. Anderson expects to
go to Atlanta in a few days, to visit

his two gallant sons at Camp Gor

Dennison's White Tissue Paper on

sale at Gerig's Drug Store. 18

Call and inspect our new line of
Madame Grace Corsets. The Style

Hat Shop. 13-tf
Sterling Hooper, the Fort King

avenue barber, asks that his patrons
who have children's work for him to

do will not wrait till the last day be before
fore before Christmas to bring them in. If
this is your case, take the "kiddies"
in right away. 18-2t
Jim Brownl proudly shows an im immense
mense immense pumpkin which he has on ex exhibition
hibition exhibition at the O. K. This, pumpkin
was grown by Jim's good wife, and
it is so heavy it would make a strong
man groan to pick it up. While it
was growing, rMrs. Brown treated it
like a brave colorbearer takes care of
the American flag she never let it
touch the ground. It grew on a vine
which had draped itself on a fence,
and when the pumpkin began to pull
the fence down, Mrs. Brown inserted
a tub under it. Jim says that when
Mrs. B. has finished making Christ Christmas
mas Christmas pies out of the works of this
pumpkin, he is going to take the
boatshaped case and formulate it into
a submafine chaser.

Our genuine Parisian White Ivory
Manicure Sets, Mirrors, Combs and
Brushes are on display. See them.
Anti-Monopoly Drug Store. 12-8t
hanging on to old-time, old-fogy hand hand-mixed
mixed hand-mixed Lead and Oil Paint that will
soon chalk off and discolor when you
can get

Mrs. S. S. Harris' lecture at the

Methodist church has been postpon postponed
ed postponed till Sunday night.

a- T ':i.Jl

thoroughly modern, scientific ma

chine-made Paint, that will outlast the

other, and cost you less money. 10

Jt'or Sale By
Ocala, Fla.

i superior. It is, for one thing, a most
tastefully and prettily decorated lit

tle parlor a:id everything served is

j and appetizing style. Miss Murry
certainly knows how to -please her

The numerous friends of Mrs. Nel- customers, of which she can't have
lie Waldo regret to hear she has been fto many for their own good,
quite ill for several davs at the home
of her daughter, Mrs. W. W. Harriss. See our line of Ivory Goods before
i making you- selections. We buy direct
Mr. and Mrs. T. I. Thompson fm the manufacturers, and can af af-motored
motored af-motored to Jacksonville Sunday and ford t ?el! for a httle Iess than
will return the latter part ; of this others. Gerig's Drug Store. 18
week in their new super-six Hudson
touring car. NOTICE TO THE
Miss Ella Lytle and her little niece, sixty poiinds Gf wooi ha3 arrived
Doris Robinson, both of Jacksonville, j and mav be obtained at Miss Alice

arrived in Ocala this afternoon for a i Bullock's.
several days visit to Mr. and Mrs. H. :
B. Clarkson and family. w K Lane M D physician and
Surgeon, specialist Eye, Ear, Nose and
The H. & W. B. Drew Co. of Jack- Throat. Law Library Building, Ocala,
sonville, flies a beautiful service flag Florida. tf
with nine stars, showing that nine of :
its employees have gone to answer ; Soldier Kits in Khaki for christ
their country's call. mas giftSm The Court Pharmacy. tf

Mrs. Jack Embrey of Winchester,!
Tenn will be the guest of relatives. ALEXANDER

nere lor severat nioiiiiis. jir. iL.iii.urey i

is serving in the navy and is now
stationed at Norfolk, Va., in Com Company
pany Company 95. She will join him at a later
Miss Mary Burford, Mrs. R. A.

Careful Estimates made on all Con Con-trac:
trac: Con-trac: work. Gives More and Better
Work for tbe Money than any. other
contractor in the city.






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, h.- A v iV't -mW ;,v?y

In the "heart of the city with Hemming Park for a front yard.
Every moaern convenience in each room. Dining rosm service is
second to none.
RATES From $L50 per day per pe-son to $6.
Proprietor Miniee'

The Terrible Pains in Back and
Sides. Cardui Gave Relief.

Marksville, La. Airs. Alice Johnson,
of this place, writes: "For one year I

suffered with an awful misery in my back J K.

all the thne. The misery was something
I ccu!d not do anything, not even sleep
at nirht. It I:cpt me awake most of the
nlt ... I tcck different medicines, but
i:otl:L-2 tlid me. any good or relieved me
until i tco'.c Cardui
I vr.3 net able to do any of my work
for c.:e yc:r and 1 ct worse all the time,
was confined Xo my bed off and on. I got
so tad v. it'.i n:y back that w hen I stooped
down I was not able to straighten up
again ... I decided I would try Cardui
... By time I had taken the entire bottle
I was feciing pretty good and could
straighten up and my pains were nearly
all cone.
I s!:all always praise Cardui. I con continued
tinued continued taking it until 1 was strong and
well." If you -sui'.'er from pains due to
female complaints, Cardui may be just
what you need. Thousands of women
who once suffered in this way now praise
Cardui for their present good hea!th.
Give it a trial. NC-133

Let Ife Mot Forget or wm title
rplais ami Homeless Kiddles!
No indeed we don't want you to give one penny less to any little Polish or
or Belgium or French Orphan Kiddies but we do want to call your attention
to the hundreds of Homeless, helpless and Orphan urchins right here at your
door,, almost on your own door-step, our own and your own little FJprida

youngesters, in dire distress and need. We don't want you to step over one of p:

these little mites-at your .door-step while you extend your hands in aid to
other children in need far away.
"Oh!," you say,"why there are no children in Florida really in need are
there?" Listen, right this minute there are actually hundreds of little ones in
dire distress in our State. We know because over 900 of these poor little un unfortunates
fortunates unfortunates have already received our care and attention so far this year, and
an average of three new little mites are reported each day. If we had space
we could tell you of children who have actually starved to death; yes, right
here in your State.
Our Receiving Home is packed full of homeless boys, girls and babies, in fact
we have had to turn our open air school room into a sleeping room to accom accommodate
modate accommodate all the little unfortunates, and each one of these kiddies is just aching,
craving, praying for a good Home for Christmas. Every other orphanage and
children's home is packed full too, and all these kiddies just must be fed, cloth clothed
ed clothed and cared for, war or no war.
Now good Friends, listen! There are three big things the good people of
Florida can do for the many little ones under our care right now.
First Provide every child a good home before Christmas.
Second Send us a cash contribution to enable us to continue our great
state wide, undenominational work, which provides for practically a thousand

new kiddies in need every year. jx
Get up a package, box or barrel oT fruit, nuts, canned goods, vegetables, j:
preserves, jellies, meats, live chickens, or anything else to eat or wear.
If you want a Baby for Christmas or a fine Boy write our superintendent, -if iOt
you have an money to send send it to our treasurer, if you have otherarticles In Indirect
direct Indirect them to our matron, Mrs. M. E. Cole, Children's Receiving Home, River- ilji

side Avenue, Jacksonville, Fla.
Christmas is almost here now! PJease don't forget our Kiddies will you? help
us in some way to keep up our glorious work and make your own Christmas
happier too. Pleading in Behalf of the little Homeless Kids right at your door.


'Florida's Greatest Charity'

State Headquarters 427-428 St. James Building, JACKSONVILLE, FLA.
Judge W. H. Baker, President R. V. Covington, Treasurer Marcus C. Fagg, Supt.



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