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OCALA, FLORIDA, MONDAY, DECEMBER 24, 191
VOL. 24, NO. 308
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WENT OVER TIE TOP
Eleven Hundred and Twenty-Eight
Captured in the Red
The following additional members
were secured to the Red Cross Sat Saturday
urday Saturday night, Sunday and this morn morning.
ing. morning. They make a total of 1128.
Miss M. L. Williams, E. M. Will Williams,
iams, Williams, F. K. Demetree, D. H. Martin,
W. D. Carn, Charles Brouse, J. Q.
Lloyd, Sid R. Whaley, B. W. Whiting,
Mrs. Minnie A Bostick, Lieut. Wiley
Burford, E. E. Dobbs, Mrs. E. E.
Dobbs, P. H. Nugent, W. H. Fausler,
"t" -J. C. Johnson, Mrs. William Gober,
William Gober, T. S. Trantham, J. W.
Crosby, J. F. Hampton, John Rawls,
F..S. Martin, S. F. Hendrix, G. A.
, Nash, Miss Lula Horn, J. H. Strunk,
E. P. Townsend, J. J. Tipton, J. T.
Lancaster, W., J. Townsend, Mrs. J.
T. Knight, Miss Minnie Lee Carlisle,
V Mrs. J. Y. Purvis, J. Y. Purvis, J. A.
Snelling, W. T. Anderson, N. Moses,
M. A. Ten Eyck, S. A. Moses Jr., J. S.
Rifenburgh, O. L. Stewman, J. E.
Theus, Father D. Bottalacio, Dr. R.
D. Fuller, Mrs. R. D. Fuller, J. A.
. Chandler, J. B. Brooks, Margaret
Gerig, S. A. Moses, Abdullah M.
Katipa, J. J. Waters, M. M. Carter,
W. E. Smith, Mrs. Zora B. Mclver,
Miss Dorothy Schreiber, A. C. Stana-
land, N. R. Dehon, Mrs. N. R. Dehon,
' Miss Sarah Dehon, Wilbur Lippincott,
C. G. Parker, J. J. Kirby Jr., Mrs. 1
Mary Eagleton, Miss Mary Eagleton, j
J. W. Nichols, J. J. Parker, Mrs. J. F. I
Parker, William Camp, Miss Donnie
Sims, Miss Ola Sims, Miss Mary
Forbes, Walter Nichols, W. J. Wilson,
Henry McLean, F. C. Clayton, Dozier
" A. DeVane, Robert, Hall, William
Hall, Harrington Hall, G. F. Holly,
J. J. Smith, John Foglestrom, Mrs.
H. A. Davis, H. A. Davies, C. D. Ped Ped-rick,
rick, Ped-rick, Miss Winnie Hunt, J. G. Swaim,
T. W. Troxlr,--Miss Bottalcio, Miss
Antoinette Bottalcio,' Miss Margaret
' Little, Mrs. R. Li Bridges, F. A. Nor Norton,
ton, Norton, Mrs. F. A; Norton, Ed Carmi Carmi-chael,
chael, Carmi-chael, J. D. Clinton, James W. Grif Griffin,
fin, Griffin, John Dozier, George Pasteur,
Mrs. George Pasteur, W. A. Stephens,
VJ. W. Atkins, A. E. Candwell, L. G.
Knight, Mrs. Frances Collier, Mrs.
T. B. Pasteur, R. L. Bryant, Sibbald
Wilsoh, W. E. Melson, Mrs. M. E.
Fox, H. Harold, Mrs. H. Harold,
Norman Home, Mrs. W. S. Hilands,
, W. J. Hilands, George Bennett, E.
Shaw, T. R. Higgins, J. F. Baker, W.
B. Sye, B. Neff, E. P. Clark.
Chas. T. Perry, R. B. Ward, J. J.
Guthery, Mattie Pittman, Hattie M.
Sims, J .E. Turnipseed, Addie Tur Tur-nipseed,
nipseed, Tur-nipseed, J. N. Tiller, Mrs. Jennie L.
Tiller, II. L. Hough, Miss Annabel
Wishart, Allie Hough, J. van Kool-
Ksy berger, Margaret van Koolberger,
Mrs. Mamie R. Shaw, C, H. Shaw,
-lies. C. H. Shaw, Crenshaw Boone,
A. T. Ray, W. B. Livingston, Mrs. W.
B. Livingston, Thomas Sims, Mrs". J.
J. Guthery, Miss Bertha Guthery,
Mrs. Hattie A. Webb, Miss Julia
Webb, Mrs. Bradford Webb, A. R.
Finley, Charles Nix, Ed Loos, Mrs.
J. E. Spencer, Miss Mary Jeter, Mrs.
Clinton Carleton, J. R. Lyles, Mrs.
A. C. Blowers, A. C. Blowers, Emma
Gardner, E. D. Finley, J. Graham,
Miss Mabel Clark.'.
CHRISTMAS SERVICES AT
GRACE EPISCOPAL CHURCH
The : Christmas services at Grace
Episcopal church wil be as follows:
On Christmas Eve there will be a
"Midnight Service," which will begin
at.-ll:30 Monday night. This will be
largely of musical character. At
midnight the celebration of the Holy
Communion will begin. The music
throughout the service will be of
Christmas character and will be spec specially
ially specially interesting. On Christmas day
there will be a celebration of the Holy
Communion at 10 a. m.
Everyone is invited to these ser services,
vices, services, and all seats are free. Try to
be at the beginning of the Midnight
PLUMBING AND ELECTRICAL
When you have plumbing or elec electrical
trical electrical contracting, let us furnish you
. estimates. No job too large and none
too small, tf H. W. Tucker
The best flashlight made is the
Everready Daylo. I can furnish you
' with one for your vest pocket or in
larger sizes. B. F. Condon, Merchants'
Block. Phone 129. 19-tf
A full assortment of the famous
PAKRO Seedtape. Just the thing for
the small fall garden- Ocala Seed
i Store tf
Odd pieces of furniture, bric-a-brac,
' art pictures, etc., make most suitable
Christmas gifts. Mclver and Mac Mac-Kay,
Kay, Mac-Kay, eod
E THAN TEH
Christmas Drive for the Red Cross
Has Proven a Tremendous
Washington, Dec. 24. Reports to today
day today to Red Cross headquarters on the
results of the campaign for ten
million new members showed that
some divisions had exceeded their
quotas. The Gulf division, compris comprising
ing comprising Alabama, Mississippi and Louisi Louisiana
ana Louisiana has gone several thousand over
Akron, Ohio, Dec. 24. Represen Representative
tative Representative E. R. Bathrick, of the Four Fourteenth
teenth Fourteenth district, died at his home hens
LIST OF PERSONS
To Whom Questionnaires were Mailed
Otis L. Gaskins, Ocala.
Arthur J: Glass, Ocala. -Harry
Ernest Williams, Lake Weir.
John T. Etty, Oak. -James
S. Rexwinkle, Candler.
Nathaniel Daniels, Ocala.
Joe Lewis, Burbank.
Marion Holly, Conner.
Earl B. Lytle, Stanton.
William A. Snook, Macon, Ga.
Obie Howard, Flemington.
James Louis Wiley, Anthony.
Herbert Kinsler, Martin.
Clarence Williams, Sparr.
James Adams, Ocala.
Jack Williams, Ocala.
Willie Archie, Gaiter.
Castle Johnson, Reddick.
Wm. C. Henderson, Lynne.
Josephus Lewis, Martin.
Fred Edwards, Morriston.
" Walter Holly, Ocala.
William Locke, Mulberry.
Frank Long, Citra.
Dozier Greer, Morriston.
Thomas J. Anderson, Ritta.
Wayne A. Ten Eyck, Ocala.
Alex P. Finley, Kendrick.
Daniel A. Boon, Anthony.
John Mitchell, Reddick.
Jacob Montgomery, Dunnellon.
Goldie B. McAllister, Citra.
Bell Graham, Ocala.
Marble Stone, Dunnellon.
Fred T. Brown, Belleview.
Henry Vereene, Silver Springs.
Walter German,' Santos.
Benjamin H. Townsend, Ocala.
Max Everett Wilson, Summer-field.
Charlie Jackson, Ocala.
Wm. H. Crumley, Morriston.
Phil Robinson, Ocala.'
James M. Ponder Ocala.
Leon M. Franklin, Ocala.
Abe Lawson, Ocala.
Otis M. Hill, Ocala.
Lewis H. Morrison, Moss Bluff.
Oscar L. Johns, Ocala.
Tarnis Davis, Ocala.
Albert. L. Strickland, Irvine.
Willie Bird, Ocala.'
, Elder Holmes, Kendrick.
Manuel Osteen, Morriston.
Will Stoke, Ocala.
Odus C. Radford, Columbia, S. C.
' Charles Ellis, Sparr.
David R. Waldron, Bay Lake.
Simon Fletcher, Perry.
Eugene Ellis, Micanopy.
, Robert J. McDonald, Conner.
Van D. Westley, Ocala.
. John E. Proctor, Summerfield.
Willie N. Nelson, Martel.
James W., Nichols, Summerfield.
James L. Remington, Summerfield.
Will Bryant, Weirsdale.
Melton Sams, Orange Springs.
John M. Jackson, Ocala.
Wm. W. Waters, Micanopy.
Shedrick Maynor, Ocala.
Freddy -Mathews, Flemington.
. Marion Goodman, Ocala.
John Brooks, Dunnellon.
Joe McBurney, Morriston.
Robert Lawrence, Ocala.
G rover H. Grantham, Arcadia.
William Lucius, Summerfield.
Johnnie Chambers, Ocala.
Warren Snoddy, Boardman.
Edmond P. Jackson, Romeo.
James Russell, York.
Mose Waters, Reddick.
. Arthur E. Colding, Williston.
Jasper N. Hill, Anthony.
Charles M. Mooreman, Ocala.
Jim Nichols, Citra.
William H. Burrell, Santos.
Alfred Snoddy, Mcintosh.
Henry O. Keep, Jacksonville.
Rupert E. Wilson, Ocala.
Dock Pore, Eustis.
Van Gaines, Ocala.
Samuel Small, Ocala.
Local Board for Marion County,
L. R. Trammel!, Clerk.
A cedar chest, writing desk, book
case, "Daylo" light, or rug would
make a splendid Christmas present
for him, and one which he would ap appreciate.
preciate. appreciate. Mclver & MacKay. eod
SHOULD HOT INDUCE
US TO SLACKEN
Teuton Peace Offers, Says Secretary
Baker, are Only Made to
Washington, Dec. 24. Germany's
newest peace propaganda is viewed
as a forerunner to an. offensive in the
west unless a German-made peace is
accepted by the Allies of the United
States and "should not for a moment
induce us to slacken our preparations
for war," says Secretary Baker in his
weekly review of the military situa situation.
tion. situation. "The Germans realize that
within a short time our armies will
form a part of the principal body of
fresh strategic reserves remaining
available on the battlefields of Eu
rope. Our armies constitute the re
serves of victory.
The secretary's review points out
that the fighting morale of Italy may
be relied upon n omatter how inten intensive
sive intensive the German peace campaign be becomes.
DETAILS OF THE
Fifteen Hundred Dead and Over Fifty
Million Dollars Worth of
Damage to the City
Halifax, Dec. 24. Fifteen hundred
killed, 4000 injured, 20,000 homeless,
and a property loss of $50,000,000 is
the estimate made today of destruc destruction
tion destruction and damage caused by the recent
Fort McCoy, Dec. 23. The blend blending
ing blending together of the old and the new
year will be celebrated Monday night
beginning at 8 o'clock with a minia
ture naval engagement with the Ger German
man German forts on Silver Lake. The little
U. S. boat Helen, carrying the U. S.
colors and manned by a captain and
three gunners will attack the forts
with Roman candles and high explo explosives.
sives. explosives. The forts will respond in
like manner. Those wishing to par participate
ticipate participate must come prepared for the
fray. There will be a dance to follow
at some convenient place.
Mr. C. W. Wiandt had wonderful
success at the sale of his personal
property near Eureka, many items
bringing more than their original
Mr. A. O. Harper is having grand
success with his fernery, not being
able to fill orders.
Mr. J. S. Grantham sold his store
lot property this week to Mr. J. E.
Wagnon. This is a good location for
a bank some day.
Mr. N. A. Farris of near Winches Winchester,
ter, Winchester, Tenn., has purchased Mr. I. M.
Hinson's farm near 'Eureka. Mr.
Farris made a good selection, as this
is considered one of the best farms in
The families of Messrs. Evans and
Farris are quite an acquisition to our
churches, Sunday schools and com community.
munity. community. Mr. J. E. Wagnon has sold his
store property to Mr. Evans of South
Carolina, retaining the cottage and
lots recently purchased of Stanbrough
Mr. J. W. Stevens bought the cozy
little home on Florida street former formerly
ly formerly owned by Mr. J. M. Meffert. Mr.
Stevens intends making this his home.
Mr. J. V. Tarver sold his home on
Rentz avenue to J. E. Wagnon. This
property has been renovated and is
now occupied by Mr. N. A. Farris and
family of Tennessee.
Messrs. J. M. Atkinson and M. N.
Cowart will be at home for the holi holidays.
days. holidays. Mr. Moody, tie inspector for the
East Coast Railway, was a business
visitor here this week.
Think about six carloads of cross cross-ties
ties cross-ties for one day's shipment out of
Fort McCoy for the East Coast. This
looks like business for some road.
You ought to see Mr. Sid Taylor
laugh since the railroad quit. Hii
face looks like the letter M.
One of our accomplished teachers,
Miss Ida Vause, leaves today to
spend Christmas with home folks at
Mr. C. C. Hilton and pretty daugh daughters,
ters, daughters, Janie and Dorris, leave Sunday
for a holiday visit to Mr. Hilton's
daughter at Jacksonville.
Miss Donnie Proctor, the cultured,
much loved teacher at the Griner
Farm school, will spend Christmas
with her mother, Mrs. C. J. Proctor
Mrs. Anderson of New Mexico and
Mrs. Bower of Missouri, will ccupy
Miss Jessie Clark's residence for the
Mr. John McLin's brother and
niece are here for the winter.
Mr. H. M. Hutchinson, one of our
enterprising merchants, has purchas-
Mr. West Stevens, with his whis-
SECY BAKER'S SIDE
OF THE STORJ
In Regard to the Training Camps
May Put a Different Light on
( Associated Press)
Washington, Dec. 24. The testi testimony
mony testimony of Secretary Baker" and the
commanders of training camps in the
South before the Senate military
committee will, in the opinion of
many, throw an entirely different
light on conditions so far pictured.
The administration, it was said to today,
day, today, had absolute confidence the tes testimony
timony testimony of Secretary Baker would re result
sult result in exonerating his department of
charges that information from camp
commanders would strengthen the
position of the department in the
SAD EXPERIENCE FOR A SISTER
Arrived at Camp Wheeler Only in
Time to Help Lay Her
Macon, Ga., Dec. 22. There was
only one death at the base hospital at
Camp "Wheeler during the past twenty-four
hours, Luther B. McClure, a
private in Company A, 122nd Infan Infantry.
try. Infantry. Tuberculosis was given as the
The first burial here since the Dixie
division was formed took place this
morning, the body being that of Pat Patrick
rick Patrick McLaughlin, who died on Dec.
19 of pneumonia.
McLaughlin was born in Capetown,
South Africa, and had lived in Eng England
land England and Canada. His sister, Miss
Charlotte McLaughlin, came here
from Saskatoon, Sask., today in re response
sponse response to a message that her brother
was seriously ill at the base hospital.
She left her Canadian home Mon Monday
day Monday morning. She had hoped to be
with her brother on Christmas day;
but found him dead.
The body was buried in a. local
cemetery with full military honors. s
Enlisted at Tampa
Patrick McLaughlin enlisted- in
Company G of the Second Florida
regiment at Tampa, and went i with
that company to Camp Wheeler,
where the regiment became the 124th
Infantry. He had lived here about a
year and a half and had no relatives
in, this section.
The delivery and stamp windows
will be open tomorrow (Christmas
day) from 8 to 10 o'clock a. m. All
mail will be received, distributed to
lock boxes and dispatched to trains
as usual. City carriers will make one
delivery before noon. Persons expect expecting
ing expecting packages' by mail will oblige us to
call at delivery window for them be between
tween between 8 and 10 o'clock a. m. as we
have not force enough to deliver all
parcels post packages tomorrow.
, R. F. Rogers, Postmaster.
kers turned loose this week, has the
appearance of a French general.
Wes is classed as a farmer and is
making preparations for a bumper
crop of cotton and other staples for
ed Mr. Stanbrough's beautiful home,
fronting Silver Lake.
Available land for farming another
year around the fort is about ex exhausted.
hausted. exhausted. Mr. N. A. Farris slaughtered eight
hogs yesterday at his farm. You
should get him to show your the Ten Tennessee
nessee Tennessee act on liver stews
C. J. Baxter and Wess Waldron
have brand, spanking new autos. All
they want now is a hard surfaced
road and they will pull off some
stunts that will make a slow to act
county commissioner pull off his
shoes and "run.
Mr. W. T. Buck Jr. and two sweet
little daughters, Marion and Helen,
are expected soon on a visit to Mr.
Buck's afther, Mr. J. E. Wagnon.
Our old friend, Mr. Matchett, is at
home for a wild hog, deer and turkej
hunt in the scrub. He says that when
he left Lake Okeechobee they were
shipping carloads of fresh pumpkins,
rattlesnakes and ten-pound mud cats.
If Mr. Carroll could see young
Matchett playing in the sand with
his Ford, he would give him an agen agency
cy agency for the Maxwell.
I suggest that the editors of the
Star and Banner come out on New
Year's day and examine the larders
and smokehouses in this community,
and then turn in about dinner time
at the home of our young, white white-haired
haired white-haired farmer "Mr. Cameron," and
see the three and four-pound turnips
shove the hogshead and corn dump dumplings
lings dumplings around. After dinner, ask him,
in a gentle way, what his neighbors
think about Fort McCoy getting on a
Have you seen those Tuck Christ Christmas
mas Christmas Cards-at Ceng's Drug Store. 18
SCRAPPING Oil THE
PLAINS OF SHARON
Pressure of British Troops on Turks
Steadily Driving Them Them-from
from Them-from Palestine
London, Dec. 24. General Allen
by's troops in Palestine continue to
advance on the Plains of Sharon north
of Jaffa and have occupied four more
ITALIANS DROVE THE ENEMY
Rome, Dec. 24. Enemy forces
forces which had crossed the Piave at
jriave vaccnia, nave been driven back
over the river, the war offices an announces.
nounces. announces. FRENCH BETTER AIR FIGHTERS
Paris, Dec. 24. Intense aerial ac activity
tivity activity is reported by the war office.
In the course of, a hundred combats
in the air during the past few days,
the French brought down eighteen
RAIDING TEUTONS REPULSED
London, Dec. 24. German troops
yesterday afternoon attempted to
raid British positions south of Epehy
on the Cambrai front, but were driv driven
en driven off, the war office announces.
TROTZKY MODERATES HIS TALK
Paris, Sunday, Dec. 23 Leon Trot Trot-zy,
zy, Trot-zy, the Bolsheviki foreign minister,
according to a note issued by the
Havas Agency, called on French Am Ambassador
bassador Ambassador Noulens at Petrograd and
explaine dthat the Bolsheviki wished
to keep to the principle of a "demo "demo-cratic
cratic "demo-cratic peace," leaving to the people
the right to dispose of themselves.
f AIRPLANE COULDNT STAY UP
London, Dec. 24. Another air raid
has been attempted by the Germans
against English coast towns. One
hostile airplane was forced to "de "descend.
. BRITISH LOST A BOAT
London, Dec. 24. The British arm armed
ed armed steamer Stephen Furness has been
torpedoed and sunk by a German sub submarine
marine submarine in the Irish channel.
SUBS ARE BEING SUNK
Geneva, Dec. 24 The Krupps have
recently, quadrupled their naval plant
near Kiel, accordinging to a dispatch
from Berlin by way of Berne to La
Suisse. This was done at the request
of the German government for the
purpose of making up losses in sub submarines,
marines, submarines, which, the dispatch asserts,
have been heavier than the German
COMICAL COMEDY CHAPS
v Headed by that comical clever
prince of black face comedians,
Charlie Gano, the comedy end of J.
A. Coburn's Greater,, Minstrels who
appear at the Temple on Tuesday
night is this season stronger than ev ever
er ever before. Gano's ability as a funny
man, singer, producer and general
cut-up, is in a class by itself, while
his sauve, corteous good humor and
personality has made him a host of
friends off the stage as a man and a
gentleman. Others in the black-face
lineup are that son of old Virginia,
"Tom"Post, of the tango trombone
solo repute, Jimmie Russell, Nate
Mulroy, Simons and Simpson, and the
popular "Tommy" Lynch, he with the
Celtic vocabulary behind the burnt
cork, with the persistent patter in
voice and fee All are lever dancers
and entertainers.. The fun is fast,
the end songs great and the dancing
a feature of the big first part open opening.
ing. opening. A splendid orchestra, in- which
Mr. Kent Gage, harp soloist, is an
added feature, is a fine auxiliary in
producing a first-class enjoyable per performance.
formance. performance. Everything is new from
the parade to the close of the last
act in the show.
A LETTER FROM THE MAYOR
Ocala, Fla., Dec. 22, 1917.
To the Citizens of Ocala:
With our nation at war, and the
conservation of all our resources so
imperative, I take this means of sug suggesting
gesting suggesting to our people that the cele celebration
bration celebration of this Christmas season be
in keeping with the one great object
in view the winning of this war.
The use of fireworks at the Christ Christmas
mas Christmas season is not only a noisy, bois boisterous
terous boisterous method of celebrating the an an-niversity
niversity an-niversity of Christ's birthday, but is
dangerous to life and property, is con contrary
trary contrary to our city ordinances, and mon.
important than all, it is this year un unpatriotic.
patriotic. unpatriotic. I ask your cooperation in reducing
this waste to a minimum during this
Christmas season. m
J. E. Chace, Mayor.
Fresh milk, Hewett Dairy, at the
Delicatessen Shop, 15c quart. 12-tf
PRESIDENT AND THE
Announcement by Wilson of a Con Conference
ference Conference Thursday was
Washington, Dec. 24. The resi
dent has summoned the chiefs and
egislative agents of the four ereal
railroad brotherhoods to a confer conference
ence conference at the White House Thursday.
It is expected the president will out-
me whatever action he has decided
is necessary in the transportation
The new conference came as a sur
prise. While sentiment in favor of
governmental operation of the road,
apparently has been growing, no in intimation
timation intimation of what the president will
recommend has been given'.
INTENDS TO MAKE IT EASY
The censorship of foreign mails.
authorized by the trading with the
enemy law, is now in full force under
a board on which the Dostoffice. war
and navy departments, the war trade
board and the committee on public
information' is represented. The
board plans to carry on the work
wit has little interference to legiti
mate correspondence as possible:
CAROLINA SUFFERS FOR COAL
Formal orders to coal operators of
several nearby states issued by the
fuel administration today provide
for immediate shipments to meet
acute conditions in several towns in
South Carolina. The operators were,
recently requested to care for the
South Carolina situation but ship
ments have not been of sufficient
volume to relieve the shortage in cer
tain sections of the state.
EXPLOSION IN MACON
Macon, Ga., Dec. 24 The explosion
of a gas pipe in the basement of the
Hotel Dempsey early today fatally
injured Policeman John Alexander
and John A. Truman, proprietor of
he pool room. The explosion was the
result of fire which started in the
pool room. Both men were on the
sidewalk in? front of the hotel and
were blown high in the air.
MARION COUNTY HOSPITAL
APPRECIATES MB. MUNROE
Ocala, Fla., Dec. 24, 1917.
Mr. T. T. Munroe, Ocala, Fla.:
Dear Sir: It is with special pleas
ure that the staff of the Marion
County Hospital Association takes
note of your continued and unselfish
interest in the affairs of the institu institution
tion institution which, taking shape as a child,
(twenty years ago) of the lamented
Dr. Sam Potts Eagleton, has become
a lusty adult under your fostering
We are fully sensible of the fact
that without your fine executive abil ability
ity ability and business capacity, its present
success could not have been attained."
With greetings of the- season to
you and your loved ones, we are,
Yours very cordially,
The Medical and Surgical Staff of
the Marion County Hospital Assn.
On account of the slack demand for
marriage licenses, Judge Wm. "E.
Smith had about decided that he and
his family would be shy a Christmas
turkey. However, Cupid has been
busy and suddenly gave his old col college
lege college chum, Hymen, a bunch of orders.
Sunday, in his office, Judge Smith
wedded two couples--Miss Susie
Hayes, teacher in the Webster high
school, to Mr.. Paul A. Tompkins,
merchant and postmaster at Lisbon,
and Miss Effie May Hooks, teacher in
the Sumterville- school, to Mr. John
F. Hayes, first assistant teacher in
the Oxford school.
This morning, Judge Smith also
tied in wedlock Mr. Andrew Bock
and Miss Katherine Patcher and Sat Saturday
urday Saturday he issued licenses to Robert
Franklin Turner and Sarah Emory
Nichol3, to Harrison Wood worth
Massie and Jessie P. Shortridge.
So the judge and family will prob probably
ably probably have turkey.
Christmas services will be held at
the German church at Lowell tomor tomorrow
row tomorrow evening. Rev. H. Neidernhofer
and his congregation extend a cordial
invitation to their friends to join
them. Most of the exercises will be
in English, and all will be most in interesting.
teresting. interesting. The largest and best assortment of
WHITE IVORY SETS ever shown in
Ocala. The prices are right. The Court
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.insertion; 3c. per line for each subse subsequent
quent subsequent insertion. One change a week
allowed on readers without extra com
Lesral advt. .isements at lesral rates.
Electros must be mounted, or charge
will be made for mounting.
Evening Star will be out tomorrow
evening,, as usual.
We call the Teutons Huns, r but if
the original Huns were alive they
would sue us for libel.
' With a number of boys and girls
home from school, Ocala is' more live
ly than it has been for months.
Whatever else the Bolsheviki may
be, they will prove a mighty, awkvfard
package for the Germans r to handle.
A rescret document revealed by the
committee of eleven in Paris, shows
Mr. Caillaux to be hostile to the Unit United
ed United States.
One benefit women may derive
from the war may be a periscope that
will enable them to hook themselves
up the back. ;
Our people, have enough real trou troubles
bles troubles this Christmas, so we will try to
refrain from inflicting on them any
that are imaginary. -3
Here's hoping a merry Christmas
to the friends of America and wish wishing
ing wishing that hell may be full of, her en enemies
emies enemies when the day comes around
There is but one thing sweeter than
a June bride, and that is the charm charming,
ing, charming, dainty little Christmas bride.
We pass this on to the lovely girls
who step off this month.
Friday we intended to write a para paragraph
graph paragraph calling attention to the fact
that it was the shortest day in the
year, but it was so blamed short that
we didn't write that and some other,
we thought, pertinent things.
Dr. Anna Howard Shaw of the na national
tional national woman's defense work, has ap appealed
pealed appealed to American women to place
candles in their homes Christmas eve,
one for each man of the house who is
in the service.
Goode M. Guerry is now publicity
manager for the National 'War Sav Savings
ings Savings Committee for Florida, with
headquarters in the federal building
in Jacksonville. Goode always makes
Saw something new in : checks at
luncheon yesterday. A' big check
shining through tho silk stocking of
the handsome woman who sat across
the way. Tampa Tribune.
You old villain!
We have no doubt, that Gen. Cro
zier is a conscientious officer, but the
story of his opposition to the Lewis
gun and its results is enough to make
angels in sorrow weep and Kaiser
William grin for glee.
Dearly beloved, the Red Cross is a
great aid, a great comfort, but the
Ked Cross cannot win the war nor
can its nurses, men and women, put
the German armies out of theii
trenches. Whatever jthe cost, the
fighting must be done. TimesUnion.
A timely reminder.
The Bolsheviki are publishing
what they say was a secret treaty
between the imperial Russian govern government
ment government and Japan, which was in effect
an alliance against Great Britain and
America. Among other things the
Bolsheviki are capable of is forgery.
. Major General Sharpe tells the
r x i j? l i ...
senate investigators uiai ..ciotning
for the last fifteen per cent of the
first draft cannot be supplied until
next month, and that "red tape' still
clogs the work in the war department.
CARD OF THANKS
TO FRANK CLARK
The following letter to Congress
man Clark speaks for itself:
Washington, Dec. 19, 1917.
To 'Representative Frank Clark:
Dear Sir: The legislative commit
tee of the Anti-Saloon League of
America thank you most heartily for
your vote to submit to the states the
national prohibition amendment.
The passage of that resolution by
Congress will in years to come be re
corded in history as an epoch-making
event. We congratulate you upon tht
part which you had in it.
Gratefully and sincerely yours,
James Connon, Jr., Chairman.
Wayne B. Wheeler, Sec'y.
Arthur J. Barton.
Ernest H. Cherrington.
Edwin C. Dinwiddie,
P. A. Baker, Genl. Stpt.
Good wishes for the future,
Kind memories of the past,
Remembrance in the present,
And friendship to the last.
W. F. Stovall.
The Star returns hearty thanks to
the man who principally built its big
Tampa contemporary, and helped
build Tampa, and wishes many more
and always prosperous Christmases
to him. Owing not only to its su
perb news service, but to its stalwart
Americanism, the Tribune is steadily
growing in favor and circulation in
The fact that B. L. Hamner, the
general development agent of the
Seaboard Air Line Railway, has
closed a contract with the army sig
nal corps for the product of 10,000
acres to be planted in South Florida
to castor beans, should cause Marion
county to sit up and take notice. The
signal corps uses great quantities of
castor oil, and the seed will be crush crushed
ed crushed to secure this necessary lubricant
for the airplanes. In no part of the
world can the castor bean be raised
to, better advantage than in .Marion
The Star is informed that the boats
of the Silver Springs and Palatka
Daylight Line will begin making "their
season trips next Monday. There are
now three of these fine boats, the City
of Ocala, the Silver Springs and the
Wekiwa. They are the cause of a
great many tourists coming through
Ocala, to make the Oklawaha trip,
and it is to be hoped they will have a
Testifying before the Senate com
mittee on military affairs, F. H. Col
vin said that workers in munition
factories played checkers and slept
last summer while war department
officials quibbled over the minor de
tails of designs. B. W. A. Houson, of
the Colt Arms company, told of de delays
lays delays in the production of guns caused
by war officials, but said American
soldiers are now being equipped with
the best rifles and the best ammu
nition in the world.
Permission for tthe shipment of
about forty thousand tons of corn and
oats to Finland by way of Sweden
has been granted by the food admin administration
istration administration and the war trade board
upon evidence that thousands of the
Finnish people are starving. An
agent of the war trade board will be
sent into Finland from Sweden to in investigate
vestigate investigate conditions and make certain
that, Germans will not benefit by the
Cbas. E. Jones has been appointed
executive secretary to State Fuel Ad Administrator
ministrator Administrator Arthur T. Williams. Mr.
Williams could have found no better
man had he hunted the earth. We
congratulate them both. -Tallahassee
Charlie is so used to roasting peo people'
ple' people' that we suppose handling fuel
will come nat iral to him.
AB men in the army and navy of
the United States, except those com comparatively
paratively comparatively few who are separated
by special duty or circumstances from
the main body or larger units, will
have the best of good dinners tomor tomorrow.
row. tomorrow. The war and navy departments
have made complete preparations for
That not one of America's great
merchant fleet designed to overcome
the submarine menace has been com completed,
pleted, completed, and that contracts were
warded to firms without shipyards,
was revealed by testimony of Edward
N. Hurley, chairman of the shipping
board, before the Senate investigat investigating
ing investigating committee.
The Times-Union very sensibly
suggests that the fuel administration
ask cities jto follow the moon in light lighting
ing lighting their streets. This is such a very
practical idea that it is no wonder
the officials overlooked it.
If women all over America are
knitting like they are knitting in
Ocala, and the wool holds out, our
soldiers will not lack for sweaters,
socks and other comforting gar garments.
ments. garments. :
We have a beautiful line of station
ery for Christmas or regular use. The
Court Pharmacy. tf
A RED CROSS CHRISTMAS
To Those Who Feel Poor:
I write as your brother.
We are a large family.
This world-war, made in Germany,
against which we are fighting, has
sent our incomes down and our ex expenses
penses expenses up.
The pinch hurts, but it is not going
to kill us.
We still have enough and something
. Though we feel poor, don't let us
be impoverished by selfish fear!
Let us save in food, in service, in
clothes, in luxuries and joy-rides but
not in money!
Let us use that by giving it to save
the wounded, the suffering, our
friends, our country.
Let us keep Christmas this year by
keeping up the Red Cross.
Then it will not be a poor Christmas
but a rich Christmas to our hearts.
Henry Van Dyke.
IN .MEMORY OF
FRANK C. SMEDLEY
WTiereas, Our Heavenly Father in
his infinite wisdom has permitted
death to overtake and remove from
our midst our esteemed friend and
brother member, Frank C. Smedley,
Whereas, We realize very forcibly
and keenly that we have lost a true
friend and faithful member, yet we
bow our heads in humble submission
to our Heavenly Father's will, express
the hope that the loss of our brother
means his eternal gain.
His friendship, his noble character,
his patriotism and willingness to
serve his country if needs be on bat battle
tle battle fields in .foreign lands across the
sea, makes it eminently fitting that
we. record our appreciation and love
for him; therefore, be it
Resolved, That our hearts' deepest
sympathy go out to each of his be bereaved
reaved bereaved family in their shadowed
days; and be it further
Resolved, That a copy of these
resolutions be spread upon the re records
cords records of our class, a copy be for forwarded
warded forwarded to the bereaved family and a
copy furnished each of the city pap papers
ers papers for publication.
L. W. Ponder, Teacher.
Marshall A. Bouvier,
Committee Young Men's Wesley Bible
Class, Methodist Church.
The Junior program as given in the
Star was most beautifully carried out
at' the Methodist church yesterday
afternoon. Some were out of the city
and some ill, their places being sup supplied,
plied, supplied, Miss Mabel Aiken of the B.Y.
P. U., kindly giving Van Dyke's
"Other Wise Man." Louse Bryant
recited "My Gift," and H. M. Baxter
gave the Bible reading. Each part
was most effective and beautifully
rendered. The new pastor, Rev.
Smith Hardin, made fitting remarks
and Mr. Carroll Fraser of the Senior
League extended further Christmas
greetings, giving as souvenirs of the
occasion beautiful Christmas calen calendars
dars calendars with scene and the league bene benediction,
diction, benediction, Ps. 90-12. There was an ap appreciative
preciative appreciative audience and a genuine
Christmas spirit pervaded the whole.
The December honor members of
the league will enjoy a Christmas
tree at the home of Mrs. M. M. Little
Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Sun Sunday
day Sunday they will meet in devotional meet meeting
ing meeting at 3 o'clock. It will be missionary
under the leadership of the fourth de department,
partment, department, Mrs. C. D. Barnett, lady
manager and Louise Adams, superin superintendent.
tendent. superintendent. A "full attendance is desired.
1 Model 37 five-passenger
Buick Touring Car. Electric
Lights and -Start- QOC
1 1916 Model five-passenger
Maxwell Touring Car. Electric
Lights and Start- 235
1 Chevrolet Baby Grand
' (950 Model) cut down "Speed "Speedster."
ster." "Speedster." Electric JOCf
Lights and Starter. V-OU
Imi Model conn
Cadillac Truck ... 3 U U
B. F. CONDON
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
WANTED, LOST, FOUND, FOR
SALE, FOR RENT AND SIM SIMILAR
ILAR SIMILAR LOCAL NEEDS
DR. D. M. BONEY
I especially offer my services to the
people of Central Florida, and invite
personal visits or mail orders.
202-204 Hogan St., Park Hotel Bldg.,
LOST A ring with "O. C. C." en engraved
graved engraved on it. Lost between postoffice
and L. R. Chazal's residence on Fort
King avenue. Finder please leave at
Star office and receive reward. 24-3t
REO ROADSTER For sale cheap. In
fair condition. Will make a good
truck; $150. Apply at the Maxwell
Agency, Ocala, Fla.
FOR SALE Home, cured lard and
home cured smoked meats Every
pound guaranteed. Any quantity. Ad Address
dress Address C. H. Luff man, Sparr, Fla. lm
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
$200. W. W. Condon. 21-tf
WANTED Old False Teeth. Don't
matter if broken. I pay $2 to $15 per
set. Send by parcel post and receive
check by return mail. L. MAZER,
2007 S. Fifth Avenue, Philadelphia,
FOR RENT The residence known
as the Rawls home on Nonth Sanchez
street. All modern improvements.
Apply to C. Rheinauer. 11-26-tf
WANTED Hogs and cattle. Highest
market prices paid, f o. b. loading
point. Let. us quote you prices before
you sell. McCranie & Ra gland, Har Harrington
rington Harrington Hall hotel, Ocala. mon-thur
Put Christmas Thrift
Here Js 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.
You can aid in saving the nation's gold snpply.
You can have a part in Winning the War.
A 11 these things you can do if you
will give as Christmas Gifts:
U. S. Government Thrift Stamps and Cards.
U. S. Government War-Saving Stamps and
l.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
r i mi
NICE LINE OF LADIES WATCH BRACELETS
RUBIES A-fT. V n-llUlV AQUAMARINE
Signet Rings, Ladies' Rings in Cameo, Diamond, Ruby, Pearls, Etc
FINE LINE OF CAMEO BROOCHES
Watch Fobs and Valdemar Chains, in Solid Gold and Gold Filled
ALL GOODS SOLD UNDER GUARANTEE
Be Sure to Call and See My Line While Doing
Your Christmas Shopping
' J. E. ALLEMAND
Next Door to Express Office.
FAST THROUGH TOURIST TRAMS
TO TOE EAST TO THE WEST
"Coast Line Florida Mail" "Senynole Limited
"Palmetto Limited" "The Southland-
"Havana Limited" "Dixie Flyer"
"St. Louis-Jacksonville Express"
Steel Sleeping Cars Between Ta mpa and Washington, Philadelphia
and New York: Jacksonville and Chicago, St. Louis, Cincinnati, Louisville
and Indianapolis. Observation Cars, Dining Cars.
ATLANTIC COAST LIPJ
STANDARD RAILROAD OF THE SOUTH
For tickets and reservations call on
W. T. GUY. J G. KIRKIjAtvis, 1). P. A.
T. A., Ocala, Florida.
Mrs. Minnie A. Bostick has now on
display the new Palm Beach Sport
hats. Ladies invited to call and get
your new spring hat. Mrs. Minnie A.
Bostick, corner Harrington Hall hotel
building. Phone 310. 22
mm f min i i M iann i
Chesapeake Bay Oysters received
caily iX the Delicatessen Shop, Ocala
House block. 17-tf
Christmas Tags and Stickers at
Ceng's Drug Store. 18
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weighed 8 pounds, which
steadily adding to.
OCALA EVENING STAR. MONDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1917
On Hoffman Press
No Glossy Finish
Just Phone 101
A. E. GERIG
WHEN YOU HAVE PAID YOUR
RENT YOU DAVE
KISSED IT GOODBYE
Why not pay a small amount each
month and see it go into
YOUR OWN HOWE
I have a number of houses you can
.buy that way at 1
$10 A MONTH
call and see my list of houses from
L. M. MURRAY
Room 5 Holder Blk.
I If You Have Any News for this De De-j
j De-j partmcnt, Call Two-One-Five
On Christmas Eve
Oh, little -babe, oh, gentle babe,
That in the manger lies,
A-listening to the choral sweet
Which floats a-down the skies,
We, through the year, who only hear
The world's harsh thundering,
Listen that we, dear babe, with thee
May hear the angels sing.
Oh, little babe, oh, gentle babe,
Who looked toward the star
And seest when they bear their gifts,
Those wise men from afar,
From wandering wide back to thy side
Weary and worn, we flee;
But hearts that bleed and hands that
Are all we have for thee.
Oh, little babe, oh, gentle babe,
Our hearts were hard and cold;
The star we loved, the star of fame,
The song the song of gold,
At the manger's side this Christmas
We listen and we long
To see the star shine from afar
And hear the angels' song.
Richard F. Souter.
Mr. and Mrs. Shelton Phillips and
Mrs. W. Goode of Williston were in
town Saturday evening.
Dr. James Chace arrived yesterday
afternoon from Jacksonville to spend
Christmas with his son, Mayor J. E.
Chace and family.
Miss Willie Proctor, who is most
acceptably teaching school at White
Oak, Ga:, arrived Saturday to spend
the holidays at her home at Eureka.
Mr. and Mrs. George P. Boutwell,
to the delight of their friends, have
returned from Colorado and will
again make, their home in Marion
Mrs. Jessie Bishop left yesterday
for St. Petersburg, to spend Christ Christmas
mas Christmas with her son, Mr. M. R. Williams,
who may return home with her later
in the week.'
A welcome postcard from Key West
tells u of the arrival at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Leitner, for formerly
merly formerly of this city, of Charles Leitner
Jr. He came Dec. 18, beating Santa
Claus in by just one week, and he
Christmas Tree for Little Cripples
Probably one of the most enjoyed
of the many Christmas trees in Ocala
today was the one given this after afternoon
noon afternoon by Miss Marguerite Porter at
the home of her parents, Dr. and Mrs.
Van Hood, for the ten little crippled
children at the Marion County Hos Hospital.
pital. Hospital. The following ladies went to the
hospital about 4 o'clock this after afternoon
noon afternoon and took the children out to
Silver Springs: Mrs. E. A. Osborne,
Mrs. W. T. Gary, Mrs. Walter Freer
and Miss Porter. Then they were
taken to the tree, which stood in the
Hood library, which was decorated
with holly and mistletoe. The tree
was ablaze with bulbs, bells and
Christmas gifts, for these dear little
The good people of Ocala who are
greatly interested in the welfare and
happiness of these children were
most generous in their donations for
this Christmas tree, and Mrs. E. A.
Osborne, the chairman of the social
service committee of the Woman's
Club, especially gave an unusually
large share of her time, as well as
many generous gifts.
Miss Porter read them several
Christmas stories, sang Christmas
carols and later served them ice
cream cones. They were taken home
in cars about dusk, a very happy
bunch of children.
Mrs. Ida Gates has quite a family
reunion this week. Her sons, Paul
and Claud and daughter, Mrs. E. P.
Martin arrived yesterday to spend
Christmas with her. Paul is now
First Lieutenant Gates, O. R. C, and
brings with him a lovely young wife
and pretty, laughing baby, which
last is in momentary danger of being
eaten by "Aunt" Do vie. Mr. and Mrs.
E. P. Martin are here from their new
home at Plant City, where Mr. Martin
SERVICE A LA CARTE
8 A. M. to 7:30 P. M.
N. MainSt., Opposite Postoffice
Done by Weihe Company,
Ocala Jewelers. 18
A Merry Christmas
When the Christmas dawns, may it bring to you three great gifts:
GLADNESS that you have been able to surprise some one into pleasure
with an unlooked-for gift-gladness; that children everywhere may find
this day of golden days.
COURAGE that, in spite of their willfulness and weakness, folks deep
down are kindly and good, and that after all it is worth while going on
for their sakes and your own.
PEACE that on this day grown men and women take the hours from
dawn-blush to after-glow and fill them with cheer and laughter and love
the things which in the end are all that the year's working has sought
These are our heartfelt wishes we here extend to you.
From the Management
And Sales Force of
is doing well with his law practice,
and Mr. Claud Gates came up from
Miami, where his word as. a contrac contractor
tor contractor keeps him busy.
Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Boley and
daughter, Mrs. LaBrecque and son, of
DeLand, are expected tomorrow to
spend Christmas day with Mrs.
Boley's sister, Mrs. M. A. Ten Eyck
, Robert Moorhead arrived in Ocala
yesterday noon to visit his parents
until the afternoon train. He return returned
ed returned to Camp Wheeler owing to a. wire
stating he had been promoted to sergeant-major
of the Headquarters
company. His parents, sisters and
friends were proud of his promotion,
but found it hard to let him go so.
Mrs. Rex Todd left Saturday aft afternoon
ernoon afternoon for Jacksonville, where she
was met by her daughter, Miss Rexie
Todd of Pensacola, and they left in
the evening for Atlanta to spend
Christmas with Dr. Ben Todd.
Dr. and Mrs. E. G. Peek and chil children
dren children expect to motor to Williston to tomorrow
morrow tomorrow morning to join many other
relatives at the home of Dr. Peek's
sister, Mrs. Fletcher for Christmas
day. They will motor to Oldtown on
Wednesday and return that night,
bringing Dr. Peek's mother to Ocala
for the remainder of the holidays.
Mr. anid Mrs. George F. Rogers and
daughters arrived Sunday afternoon
from Augusta, Ga., to spend the
holidays with Col. and Mrs. R. F.
Rogers and Mrs. T. A. Perry.
Mr. L. W. Ponder leaves tonight
for Orlando, where he will meet Mrt.
Ponder, who has been visiting her
sister, Mrs. Sales, in Tampa, and to together
gether together they will spend Christmas in
Orlando at the home of Mr. Ponder
mother, Mrs. N. B. Ponder.
(Continued on Fourth Page)
CU3oney. Banked is Honey SVE
Cu3oney is f?J3oney one Forever.
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. will starfyou in our
CHRISTOAS BANK NG CLU
Come in, let us show you how in weeks
you can nave yomjm V$ S4W?jT0
To provide a way for those of moderate and even small
means to save money. To teach thrift to old and young by a
systematic method of saving a specified sum each week. The
Christmas Banking Club makes it easy for all to save.
If Costs PJothing to Join-'-
Our Christmas Banking Club and it is an easy way to
have money next Christmas. The plan is simple! You start
with 10c, 5c, 2c, or lc and increase with the same amount
Or you can deposit 50 cents, $1.00, $5.00 or more each
week and deposit this same amount each week
How to Join
Look at the different Clubs in table below and select the
one you wish to join, the lc, 2c, 5c, 10c, 50c, $1.00, $5.00 then
come to our Bank with the first weekly payment. We will
make you a member of the Club and give you a Christmas
Banking Club Book showing the club you have joined.
Jffi will start you in our
JS)xwmm Banking 1Mb
Increase vour deposit week
and in 5TO weeks haveJOifl
WHAT THE DIFFERENT CLUBS WILL PAY YOU
1st WEEK lc.
'2nd WEEK.. 2c.
3rd WEEK 3c.
Increase Every Week
by lc. Total in 50
1st WEEK...... 2c.
2nd WEEK 4c.
3rd WEEK ... 6c
Increase Every Week
by 2c. Total in 50
1st WEEK 5c
2nd WEEK 10c
3rd WEEK 15c
Increase Every Week
by 5c. Total in 50
1st WEEK 10c
2nd WEEK 20c
3rd WEEK 30c
Increase Every Week
by 10c. Total in 50
1st WEEK 50c
2nd WEEK 50c
3rd WEEK .50c
Deposit 50c Every
Week Total in 50
1st WEEK $1.00
2nd WEEK $1.00
3rd WEEK $1.00
Deposit $1.00 Every
Week Total in 50
1st WEEK $5.00
2nd WEEK $5.00
3rd WEEK $5.00
Deposit ; $5.00 Every
Week Total in 50
$2, $3, $4
OR ANY AMOUNT.
YOU CAN BEGIN WITH THE LARGEST PAYMENT FIRST AND DECREASE YOUR PAYMENTS EACH WEEK
COROE m MiD JOm TODAY
WE PAY 4 PER CENT INTEREST IN OUR CHRISTMAS BANKING CLUB
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OCALA EVENING STAR, MONDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1917
210 ACRES FINE HAMMOCK
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J. II. Brinson Ocala
(Continued from Third Paj?e,
FRIDAY, DEC. 28
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When Ccburn's Army Goes on Parade
ADMISSION: 50c, 75c. $1 plus
war tax. Seats on sale Wednesday at
the Court Pharmacy.
"Built for Service"
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Florida House, Ocala, Fla.
Mc!vcr & MacKay
UNDERTAKERS and EMBALMERS
PHONES 47, 104, 305
Mr. Lester Lucas arrived in Ocala
Saturday night and left today for St.
Petersburg. He was accompanied by
jMrs. Lucas, who expects to travel
with him for about two weeks.
Messrs. Alfred MacKay and Sam
Burford are home from Georgia Tech
for the holidays.
Mrs. Ola Potter and children will
go to Summerfield tonight to spend
part of the Christmas holidays with
Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Mayo and fam family.
ily. family. Mr. Gordon Moorhead of Company
G at Camp Wheeler, will go to Jack Jacksonville
sonville Jacksonville to spend Christmas with his
wife at the home of her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Miller.
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence West and
daughter of .Albany, Ga., are expected
in Ocala today to spend the holidays
with Mrs. West's sister, Mrs. L. M.
Murray and family.
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Schreiber ar arrived
rived arrived home this morning from
Youngstown, Ohio, to spend the holi holidays
days holidays with Mr. and Mrs. G. K. Robin Robinson
son Robinson and Mr. and Mrs. F. T. Schreiber
and Miss Dorothy Schreiber.
Mr. H. M. Holmes of Canavaral,
arrived in town today to spend the
holidays with Mrs. Holmes and chil children
dren children at the home of Mrs. Holmes'
mother, Mrs. William Sinclair.
Mr. W. E. Sinclair of Safety Har Harbor,
bor, Harbor, accompanied by his little nieces,
Misses Beatrice and Mary Isabelle
Holmes, came in this afternoon to
spend the holidays with his mother,
Mrs. Sinclair, and sister, Mrs. H. M.
Miss Mary Piatt, Misses Alice Bul Bullock,
lock, Bullock, Mable Meff ert, Elizabeth and
lock, Mabel Meff ert, Elizabeth ana
Meme Davis, Mr. D. W. Davis and
Mr. Cameron Gamsby left early yes yesterday
terday yesterday morning for a motor trip to
Orlando, Daytona and New Smyrna.
They returned home last night.
Mrs. A. L. Acker will leave Macon
Tuesday night and arrive in Ocala
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ftf;ksyou agam, to let us know, for thi? is the only way we cn accomplish
Of course, sometimes, little things go wrong, but they ar? not mev
t cnal, and, if you will call us up, they will be corrected IMMEDi ATE t A'
Ocala Ice & Packing Co.
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MAXWELL STATION1 OCALA, FLORIDA
Wednesday noon to visit Dr. and Mrs.
J. Harry Walters until about the
tenth, when her father, Mr. S. T. Sis Sis-trunk
trunk Sis-trunk will return from Fort. Lauder Lauderdale,
dale, Lauderdale, where he and Mrs. Sistrunk
went Saturday to spend Christmas
with Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Beck.
Mr. Jake Brown left for Atlanta
last night to spend Christmas with
Mrs. Brown, Miss Helen and Lieut. J.
Miss Beatrice Boney left today for
Raiford, to spend the holidays with
her brother-in-law and sister, Mr.
and Mrs. Clem Purvis.
Mr. Harold Mead came Sunday
from Jacksonville to spend Christmas
week with his parents.
Mr. Hart Stringfellow came from
Gainesville last night to attend the
A club dance at the Country Club to tonight.
night. tonight. Mr. Guy Harrell of Virginia, who is
in the quartermaster's department at
Camp Johnston, spent yesterday in
the city the guest of his cousin, Mrs.
Clarence Camp and daughters.
Mr. Sybald Wilson of Jacksonville,
arrived in Ocala last night to spend
Christmas with his parents and sister.
Mr. Carlton Ervin, who is employed
at Camp Johnston, will arrive this
afternoon to spend Christmas week.
Mr. J. Lawrence Kelly Jr. will ar arrive
rive arrive tonight from Gainesville to spend
Christmas with Ocala friends.
Dr. and Mrs. Sylvan McElroy and
son arrived yesterday from Orlando
to spend Christmas with Mr. and Mrs.
Dr. H. C. Dozier's friends regret to
hear he has been on the sick list since
Mr. E. M. Williams left today for
Brooksville to join his family for
Christmas at the home of Mrs. Will William's
iam's William's parents.
Mr. G. K. Williams returned last
night from St. Augustine, where he
has been located for several months.
Mr. N. H. Mitchell has gone to Al Albany,
bany, Albany, Ga., to visit his sister until
Mrs. G. K. Williams and niece, Miss
Doris Murray, went to Jacksonville
Saturday, to spend several days.
Dr. and Mrs. E. Van Hood, Miss
Nellie Stevens and Miss Marguerite
Porter will motor to Daytona Wed Wednesday
nesday Wednesday morning where Miss Stevens
and Miss Porter have prominent
numbers on the program for the state
Miss Louise Rentz of Tallahassee,
has gone to Apalachicola to spend
the holidays with her brother-in-law
and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Holmes
Mr. and Mrs. J. D. MacDonald left
Saturday for Palatka to spend the
holidays with Mrs. MacDonald's par parents.
ents. parents. Misses Eloise and Catherine Henry,
who attend the Cathedral School in
Orlando, passed through Ocala Sun Sunday
day Sunday afternoon on their way to Okla Okla-waha
waha Okla-waha to spend their vacation with Dr.
and Mrs. W. H Henry.
Mr. DeWitt Griffin leaves this aft afternoon
ernoon afternoon for Tampa to spend Christ Christmas
mas Christmas with Mrs. Griffin, who left Sat Saturday
urday Saturday to visit her mother, Mrs.
Louise Glaum, the screen's great greatest
est greatest vampire star, better than Theda
Bara, and considerably prettier, will
appear at the Temple today for the
first time in one of her greatest Tri Triangle
angle Triangle successes.
Mr. L. R. Trammell, the popular
and efficient secretary of the board
xf trade, is receiving congratulations
on the arrival at his home of a smart
little son, who came early this morn morning.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Y. Purvis have as
their Christmas guests Mr. W. M.
Purvis of New. York, Mrs. Lovett of
Georgia, .Mrs. Purvis' sister-in-law,
Mrs. Amelia Heidt and her son, Mr.
R E. Heidt, of St. Petersburg, Lieut.
Burford Arnold Heidt of Camp
Wheeler, and Mrs. Purvis' brother-in-law
and sister, Rev. and Mrs. C. P.
Thornton and their daughters, Mrs.
C. B. Mallard, and Misses Myrtle,
Agnes and Ruth Thornton, all of
Mrs. C. V. Roberts this morning
received the sad news of the death of
her brother, Mr. C. A. Howes at Live
Oak. She left on the Seaboard limit limited
ed limited this afternoon for Live Oak to at attend
tend attend the funeral.
Mr. Paul Melin and sister, Miss
Ingabor Melin, from the province of
Saskatoon, Canada, are here to spend
the winter with their brother, Mr.
John Melin, and family.
Mrs. J. B. Carlisle and baby of
Dtmriellon are the guests of Mrs.
Carlisle's sisters, Misses Alma and
Mr. A. W. Sower arrived today
from Atlanta, to join Mrs. Sower,
who has been the guest of her daugh daughter,
ter, daughter, Mrs. C. W. Moreman, for some
months. Dr. Moreman, who has been
sick so long, will soon be able to re resume
sume resume the practice of his profession.
Mr. Kyle Wartmann of Citra arriv arrived
ed arrived today to spend Christmas with his
sister, Miss Byrd Wartmann.
Mr. Harry Stein is home from
Jacksonville for a visit to his mother
, Report of Sunday night services at
the Baptist church will appear to tomorrow.
morrow. tomorrow. Mr. H. A. Waterman leaves tonight
for Jacksonville to join Mrs. Water Waterman
man Waterman and daughter at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. B. J. Potter for the holidays.
Mr. Eric Mills is here from Fair Fairfield,
field, Fairfield, helping Mr. Troxler handle his
Manicure Sets, the good kind with
real steel in the files and knives, at
Gerig's Drug Store. 18
Mr. J. H. Lockett, of Company 7,
2nd Regiment, U. R. C, spent Sunday
in town with his friends.
United States Tires "are gootf
tires" and I have them in all sizes.
B. F. Condon, phone 129. 19-tf
Rev. W. H. Coleman preached at
the Christian church in Kissimmee
yesterday morning and last evening.
"Uncle" Charlie Smith and family
had their hearts made glad last week
by a message from somewhere in
France by the son in the navy, Percy
Smith, who is taking pleasure and
pride in serving his Uncle Sam.
Father or son would be delighted
to receive one of those attractive
shaving sets safety or old style raz-!
ors. Mclver & MacKay. eod
Mr. Sibbald Wilson is rising in the
ranks of commercial travelers. He
is now traveling out of Jacksonville
for the Consolidated Grocery com
pany, and will visit his Ocala friends
as often as possible.
We are showing the handsomest
seventy-five cent boxes of Stationery
in all colors that we've ever had.
Gerig's Drug Store. 18
The boys' high school basketball
team, which went to Gainesville Sat Saturday,
urday, Saturday, was defeated by the Gaines Gainesville
ville Gainesville team by a score of 25 to 9. The
Ocala boys are improving, as Starke
beat them 36 to 11 the Saturday be before.
fore. before. Dennison's White Tissue Paper on
sale at Gerig's Drug Store. 18
The second ward prayer meeting
will be held Wednesday with Mrs. M.
M. Little. Subject Gifts, II. Cor 9-15.
Ladies of this ward of all denomina denominations
tions denominations cordially invited. Hour, three
Wha"t can you think of that the
wife would appreciate more for a
Christmas gift than a nice set of
aluminum kitchen ware. Mclver and
Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Dixon and son
Bernard left last week for Ocala, to
make their home. All their relatives
and friends here regret to see them
leave but wish them success in their
new home. Leesburg Commercial.
Lester Lucas, of Coburn's min minstrels,
strels, minstrels, who is greeting his numerous
friends here this week, says there
will surely be one good show Friday
Hubert Ten Eyck, one of Uncle
Sam's sturdy young sailors, is here
on leave for a Christmas visit to his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ten Eyck. Hu Hubert
bert Hubert has not crossed the pond yet, but
has been on several cruises on this
side since he joined the navy.
OVERCOAT LOST If the party who
took my overcoat from, the Baptist
church last evening will return the
same, I shall be much oblived. W. T.
It is reported that Mr. R. C. Cher Cherry,
ry, Cherry, who was a stenographer in An Anderson
derson Anderson & Rocker's office, several years
ago, with his wife and child, all of
Bardstown, Ky., were among the vic victims
tims victims of the recent Shelbyville, Ky.,
You want proper Stationery, don't
you? We have it for you. Anti-Monopoly
Drug Store. 14-8t
I always keep on hand a full line
of the famous Goodyear- Tires. Let
me supply you. B. F. Condon, Mer Merchants'
chants' Merchants' Block. Phone 129. 19-tf
W. K. Lane, M. Dt Physician and
Surgeon, specialist Eye7 Ear, Nose and
Throat. Law Library Building, Ocala,
Chesapeake Bay Oysters received
daily at the Delicatessen Shop. .Ocala
House block. 17-tf
Thermos lunch kits or bottles.
Nothing better for a Christmas gift.
The Court Pharmacy. tf
See our line of MANICURE SETS
before buying your Christmas pres presents.
ents. presents. We can save you money. The
Court Pharmacy. tf
Nunnally's Candies (the standard
of the South) a limited quantity at
Gerig's Drug Store. 18
PALM BEACH HATS
Just received a complete line of
new Spring Sport Hats. Call and
see the new styles. Mrs. Minnie A.
Bostick, corner Harrington Hall ho hotel.
tel. hotel. Phone 310. 22
Notice is hereby given that tne 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.
NOTICE TO REGISTRANTS
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.
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 vour orders at once.
cu are invited to call at our place and see the sanitary man manner
ner manner in which our gocds are prepared.
Ocala - Florida
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To Oiif Customers. I
Facts arc hereby submitted for your
We are engaged in 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 f rem the
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 customers
ers customers 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.
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