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: Fair tonight ex except
cept except rain northwest portion; warmer
north portion; Friday rain and warm warmer.
er. warmer. OCALA, FLORIDA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 10, 1918.
VOL. 25, NO. 9



Austro-Germans are Not Able to
Make Progress in Their
Invasion of Italy
(Associated Press)
Italian Headquarters in Northern
Italy, Wednesday, Jan. 9. The en enemy's
emy's enemy's 'winter campaign appears to
have been seriously interrupted if not
halted definitely by the recent heavy
snowfalls, which now cover the moun mountain
tain mountain front from three to five feet
deep. Infantry operations are out of
the question and lines of communica communication
tion communication may be closed.
Petrograd, Wednesday, Jan. 9
Generals Kaledines and Dutoff, Cos Cossack
sack Cossack leaders, an official news agency
announces, have been defeated. Gen.
Dutoff is in flight, pursued by revo revolutionary
lutionary revolutionary soldiers and Red Guard and
Gen. Kaledines is retreating. The
members of the workmen's and sol soldiers'
diers' soldiers' council at ; Rostov have been
When an Ottawa Hospital was Burn Burned
ed Burned Saved AH But One of
Their Patients
(Associated Precs)
Ottawa, Jan. 10, The heroic work
of nuns and nurses saved all but one
of 158 patients in the Water street
general hospital today when fire de destroyed
stroyed destroyed part of the building. A child
strapped to a bed with an injured leg
was burned to death.
Navy Recruiting Station,
Postofilce Building,
Ocala, Fla., Jan. 10, 1918.
, Charles Allen Smith of Williston,
secured a certificate from his local
board releasing him from the next
draft under the new classification and
made application for the navy and
was sent to Atlanta for final exami examination.
nation. examination. Registered men will be a'ccepted
for the navy and should have the
necessary certificate releasing them
from the next draft. See your local
board and if your order number is
not needed to fill the quota of your
county, this release can be secured,
and if you prefer the navy now is the
time to act and get busy as you will
eventually have to serve in some
branch of the service. Enlistment
ages are from 18 to 35; pay $32.60 up
v per month. Further information may
be had by writing or calling on above
office. Open from 8 a. m. until 5 p.
m., including Sundays.
A crew of A. C. L. men commenced
yesterday to tear down the big build build-ing
ing build-ing near the freight depot known as
the old Box Factory. The material in
the building all of which is sound, will
be used in other places by the road
to build section houses for their men.
"Mr. Alfred Proctor was born in
Dillon, S- C, in 1853 and moved from
there with his parents to Eureka, Fla.,
in 1867. He moved from there to An Anthony,
thony, Anthony, where he was married to Miss
Ophelia Leitner in 1874. Several
years after his marriage he moved to
Pedro, where he lived until his death,
Dec. 17, 1917. He lived in Marion
county nearly all his life and was
known by most all the old settlers.
He was honored and respected by
every one, a man who was appreciat appreciated
ed appreciated as a friend and neighbor, always
ready to help those in need. He leaves
to survive him a wife and ten chil children:
dren: children: Messrs. George, Jim, Willie
Thomas and Alfred Jr., Mrs. Robert
Shaw, Mrs. T. C. Connell, Mrs. W. S.
Perry, Mrs. J. N. Priest and Mrs. C.
R. Stuart.
Headquarters of the legal advisory
board in the postoffice building will
close Saturday, January 12th at 5 p.
m. From and after that date fret
assistance will be rendered to any
registrant needing the same by any
member of the Ocala bar at his of
fice. R. A. Burford,
10-5t Chmn. Legal Advisory Board.
A carload of cotton seed direct from
Edisto Island, S.'C, assures you free freedom
dom freedom from boll weevil. Get yours now,
and "do your bit" to help your gov government.
ernment. government. Smith Grocery Company. 3t
Make your headlights comply with
the law. New lenses at the Maxwell
Service Station.


Between Russia and Bulgaria, Ac According
cording According to a Dispatch by
Way of Berne
(Associated Press)
Berne, Switzerland, Jan. 9. A
separate peace agreement between
Russia and Bulgaria has been signed,
the Bund reports. 5
The Bulgarian correspondent of
the Bund says Premier Radoslavoff
read the following dispatch from
Brest-Litovsk in parliament:
"The war between Russia and Bul Bulgaria
garia Bulgaria ceases. Diplomatic and eco economic
nomic economic relations between the two
countries have been resumed. Rus Russia
sia Russia recognizes Bulgaria's right to
name a delegate to the International
Danube Commission. The first peace
is thus concluded with Bulgaria's al allies."
lies." allies." EAGEflLV LOOKING
Another Proof of Germany's Desper
ate Desire for an
(Associated Press)
Petrograd, 'Wednesday, Jan. 9.
The German delegations in Petrograd
are reported by the Evening Post to
have got into touch with the Swedish
legation here, and have expressed the
desire for Sweden to act as a go go-between
between go-between with Great Britain, France
and Italy. ;
With a score or more good singers
laugh producers and vaudeville artists
"Gus Hill's Minstrels" Bowed before
a capacity audience at the Auditorium
Theatre last night. It was perhaps
the best minstrel entertainment seen
in this city since the days of Docksta Docksta-der,
der, Docksta-der, and devotees of the black-face
half -circle showed their approval of
the show by hearty applause.
The show is divided into three parts
with the usual olio: that will measure
up to any vaudeville bill. George
Wilson and Eddie Mazier, who are the
chief f unmakers, kep their auditors
in an hilarious humor by their rapid rapid-fire
fire rapid-fire dialogue, punch and comic songs.
They are the nucleus of the entertain entertainment.
ment. entertainment. The songs in the first part arc
particularly catchy. "Any Old Port
in a Storm," sung by John P. Rodg Rodg-ers,
ers, Rodg-ers, and "Mason and Dixon Line,"
sung, by George Wilson, are the real
musical hits of the show. There is not
a lack of patriotism either, for at the
finale a patriotic feature is introduc introduced.
ed. introduced. Baltimore Sun.
Blitchton, Jan. 9. There were no
services at the Baptist church Tues Tuesday
day Tuesday afternoon, on account of the rain, i
Miss Oda Blitch returned ; home
Saturday from Bronson, where she
spent several days with r her- sister,
Miss Opal Blitch.
Little Miss Flora McKay is visiting
her aunt, Mrs. E. A. Osborne in
Messrs. O. S. Sanders, B. C. Blitch,
J. W. Coulter, J. W. Beard, J. B.
George, Drew Jones, Kris Rawls and
Wade Sparkman attended court in
Ocala Tuesday. r -.,?.'.'
Mr. Scott of Jacksonville was a
Tuesday' visitor.
Messrs. B. R. Blitch, F. A. Blitch
and Earl Phillips and Misses Lillian
and Loi s Blitch motored to Ocala
Tuesday morning.
The dipping vat is completed and
cattle will be dipped as soon as the
weather is a little warmer.
Dr. Blitch is spending this week in
South Florida.
The farmers are busy breaking
land, mending fence and planting
cane. -. .. Y. V." ...
Miss Annie Pope Eagleton of
Ocala, was unable to open school Mon
day on account of the illness of her
aunt, Miss Parr.
At Shady Grove School House Jan January
uary January 25th, at 7 P. M.
The object of this meeting is a
"get together movement" and to in interest
terest interest the farmers and business men
of this community in building a dip dipping
ping dipping vat. : ':.
We would like to see everybody out
at this meeting regardless of what
they, think of the dipping vat. Come
and hear what we have to say and
then say what you think.
J. F. Chipman.
Saturday, January 19th. Adv.



President Wilson's Message, How However,
ever, However, May Never Reach the Eyes
of Russian and German
(Associated Press)
London, Jan. 10.- It would have
been difficult to have framed a more
moving or sympathetic appeal to the
best instincts, whether among the
Russian revolutionaries or the nonv
military elements of the central em empires,
pires, empires, but their answer will depend
largely on how the appeal reaches
them, says the Daily Chronicle in
discussing President Wilson's mes
The Chronicle points out how Lloyd
George's speech was censored in Ger Germany
many Germany and Russia, and adds "It would
be a tragedy if President Wilson's in
tense, transparently sincere sympathy
encountered the same obstacle in Pet Petrograd."
rograd." Petrograd." The Daily News says the Allies
have now stated their aims so plainly
neither the enemy nor friendly neu neutrals
trals neutrals can mistake them.
London, Jan. 10. The Bolsheviki
government intends to publish a de decree
cree decree within a few days cancelling the
Russian national debt, telegraphs the
Petrograd correspondent of the Man Manchester
chester Manchester Guardian.
Mr. J. A. Coburn of Coburns min minstrels,
strels, minstrels, so well known and popular in
Ocala, received notice from the Unit United
ed United States government a few days ago
to place his private car on a certain
siding on the night of Jan. 31, where
it would be placed in the hands of the
service of the government. This no notice,
tice, notice, we believe will soon be received
by every individual or corporation who
have a private car, and by most of
those having freight cars, for their in individual
dividual individual use, such as traveling shows,
carnivals and circuses. Probably ev every
ery every railroad official will be deprived
of his traveling palace, for the "com "common
mon "common good."
County Judge Smith has issued
marriage licenses as follows:
Loren G. Stanard and Julia D.
Remington, white.
Tom Blake and Maude Pearson,
Ed Cabaris and Carrie Woodward,
Cotton Plant, Jan. 8w Vacation ov over,
er, over, 'school began Monday morning
with several new scholars, and all
have started off the new year with re renewed
newed renewed energy and determination. The
teacher, Mrs. H. S. Chambers reports
a very pleasant vacation.
Mr. Frank Morris of Palatka, ar arrived
rived arrived Saturday and will again make
his home in Cotton Plant. He is not
fully decided yet just what crops he
will put in. We are glad to have
Frank back and feel sure he will suc succeed,
ceed, succeed, in whatever he undertakes to
do. Success to him.
Mr. Wilson of Montbrook is moving
this week on Mr. C. R. Veal's farm,
and will make a crop here this year.
We welcome this family in our midst.
Miss Fae Beck passed through here
Sunday afternoon enroute to her
school at Romeo. She was accompan accompanied
ied accompanied by her brother, Beecher and Mr.
Joe Hudgens.
Mrs. Will E. Veal and children left
Friday for their home at Wildwood.
Mr. C. A. Scandrett, Mr. D. M. Bar Bar-co
co Bar-co and Miss Carrie Barco were visit visitors
ors visitors to the Brick City Monday.
Mr. Harry Woodward and brother,
Master James were week end guests
of Laurell and Willie Seckinger of
Mr. A. W. Woodward has purchas purchased
ed purchased a fine pair of mules and has al already
ready already quite a bit of land broken up.
Harry is following them every day,
and is in the field by six o'clock every
George A. Nash, president of the
D. E. Mclver, president pro tem.
A. A. Winer, Department of Public
Safety: Police, fire, buildings and
A. T. Thomas, Department of Pub Public
lic Public Health: Sewerage, street and san sanitation.
itation. sanitation. E. A. Osborne, Department of Pub Public
lic Public Service: Light and water.
G. A. Nash, Department of Justice:
Laws arid ordinances.
D. E. Mclver, Department of Fi Finance:
nance: Finance: Finances and accounting.
Saturday, January 19th. Adv.


That Sabotage and Anti-War Propa
ganda in this Country is
Very Much Alive
(Associated Press)
Washington, Jan. 10. Through in
tercepted communications and evi evidence
dence evidence found on a score of arrested
aliens, government agents have dis discovered
covered discovered a concerted movement to re reorganize
organize reorganize German sabotage and an
anti-war propaganda in this country.
Three Killed and Eleven Wounded in a
Collision on the Katy
(Associated Press)
Austin, Texas, Jan. 10. Three per persons
sons persons were killed and eleven injured at
Grander early today when two sec sections
tions sections of the southbound Missouri,
Kansas and Texas flyer collided.
Ocala's Favorites Will Have a Game
With Sanford
The Sanford high school girls' bas basket
ket basket ball team is out for the state
championship this year, and as a nec necessary
essary necessary preliminary is coming over for
a game with our girls, which will take
place on the high school grounds Fri Friday,
day, Friday, Jan. 18, beginning at 3:30 p. m.
There are some wonderfully live
players on both teams, which have
met in friendly rivalry before, and
the game promises to be a battle
royal. Secure tickets and be sure to
see it, both for the fun of the thing
and to encourage our own excellent
Fellowship, Jan. 9. We are still
having cold weather. Well, the cold
is serving two good purposes. First,
it saves the farmer from carrying
his meat to cold storage, as the cold
for the past month has been suffi
cient to cure meat in. The writer
killed some fine hogs four weeks ago
and has cured the meat just as good
as the cold storage people could have
done. Again the cold has killed mill
ions of insects and you can bet your
boots that this will be a good crop
year if the farmers will only do theii
part. Every indication looks like we
are going to have one of the largest
crops this year this section of the
county has ever produced.
Mrs. Mary Youngblood left last
week for her home in Tarpon Springs
after spending two weeks with rela relatives
tives relatives here.
Mrs. M. M. Sistrunk, son and
daughter of Montbrook and Mr. Ray
Willis and sister, Miss Willie May of
Williston, were the guests of Rev.
and Mrs. Z. A. Crumpton last Sunday
Mr. Fred Smith has disposed of all
the goods he had for sale and he and
family are temporarily located at
Mr. W. B. Rawls served on the
petit jury this week.
The following teachers left Satur Saturday
day Saturday and Sunday to assume their du duties
ties duties at the following places: Miss El El-fie
fie El-fie Rawls to Knoblock; Miss Fae Beck
to Romeo; Miss Mattie Mills to Bay
Lake; Mr. Claud Mc Cully to Paisley.
Mr. R. W. Ervin and family re returned
turned returned to their home in Winter Gar Garden
den Garden last Saturday after spending the
holidays with relatives here.
Mr. E. B. Weathers returned last
week from Asheville, N. C, where he
went to visit Mrs. Weathers and fam family.
ily. family. Mrs. Weathers is improving
Mr." and Mrs. J. T. Burgess were
I Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. C. C.
Stephens. Mr. Stephens is suffering
with rheumatism and is hardly able
to get around.
Mr. Paul Rawls left last Saturday
for Oak, where he has accepted a po position
sition position in the big mill.
Mr. E. C. Rawls left yesterday for
Birmingham, after spending a couple
of days here with his grandparents.
Miss Maudie Marshall returned
home last Thursday. Miss Leone
Brooks accompanied Miss Marshall
and remained in Ocala until Sunday.
Fellowship school opened Monday.
Both teachers looked as bright as
new money, showing they had had a
delightful time during the holidays.
The attendance was up to its usual
A full assortment of the famous
the small fall garden- Ocala Seed
store. tr
Saturday, January 19th. Adv.


Wheat Shortage in Europe Endangers
Allied Success in
the War
(Associated Press)
Washington, Jan. 10. The food
situation in Europe is regarded here
as so critical the food administration
is planning to release an additional
ninety million bushels of wheat. The
American people will be asked to
make up the deficiency.
But Nevertheless Did Well, Consider
ing the Size of the Job, Says
Secretary Baker
(Associated Press)
Washington, Jan. 10. Secretary of
War Newton D. Baker today replied
to criticisms of his department's con-
duct of the war, in a long and exhaus exhaustive
tive exhaustive prepared statement present to
the Senate military committee. Con Conceding
ceding Conceding delays and errors of judgment
in o vast an undertaking, the secre
tary epitomized his reply in these,
"No army of similar size in the his history
tory history of the world has ever been rais raised,
ed, raised, equipped and trained so quickly.
No provision has ever been made for
the conduct, health and well being of
an army of such numbers."
Secretary Baker said the United
States now has a "substantial" army
in Europe ready for active service;
that the armed forces has been en enlisted
listed enlisted and selected without any ser serious
ious serious dislocation of the industries of
the country. A great program for
the production of new instruments of
war has been formulated. :
Weirsdale, Jan. 9. Mr. and Mrs. G.
V. Carpenter have returned from
their northern home last week. They
were accompanied by Mrs. Carpen Carpenter's
ter's Carpenter's sister, Miss Turner.
The ladies of the W. C. T. U. met
with Mrs. A. M. Reed last Saturday
afternoon to make bandages for hos hospital
pital hospital use in France. A very sociable
hour was spent. From the letters
which these good ladies have receiv
ed from "our boys" at the different
camps we learn that, although they
regret being away from their homes
and loved ones, they all spent a hap
py Christmas there. They write us
that old Santa found his way to them
and they all appreciated his visit very
much. To read their descriptions of
the elaborate Christmas and New New-Year's
Year's New-Year's dinners which were served
makes us all wish that we could have
been with them.
Our friends at Candler will smile
when they hear that in a recent let-;
ter from a navy, Elmer W. Driver,
he has promised us a fragment of the
first submarine he sinks. They will
say "that sounds just like Elmer,"
but here's hoping he gets the sub.
They will also be interested to know
that Dewey Albertson is in training
for the officers' reserve at Fort Ogle
thorpe, Ga., and has already been
given the title of sergeant.
.The Lake Weir branch of the Red
Cross meets today at the Eastlake
club house. There are 150 members
now enrolled and still gaining. Every Everybody
body Everybody who can is especially urged to
join and do his bit toward helping to
win the war. Mr. Charles Rheinauer
is the chairman and the very life of
the work here. And our knitters are
counting it a privilege to be able to
make sweaters so much needed by the
boys during the cold weather.
The many friends of Rev. and Mrs.-
Jones will be interested to know that
their grandson, Lawrence Freeman,
who spent a couple of winters here
several years ago, sailed for France
Jan. 5th.
Everybody is cordially invited to
come to the teacher training clas3 and
choir practice Friday evening at 7
o'clock. We have an excellent teach teacher,
er, teacher, Mr. Merchon, and it is well worth
anyone's time to take up this estim estimable
able estimable work.
We would be "mighty" glad if old
Jack -Frost would take a final resting
place up by the North Pole for at
least eight or nine months, and let us
have a little warm weather once
more. But of course we may as well
take comfort in the thought that by
the middle of next June well be sigh sighing
ing sighing for a little of the cool breeze we
are so bountifully supplied with uov.r.
We are showing the handsomest
seventy-five cent boxes of Stationery
in all colors that we've ever had.
Gerig's Drug Store. 18

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Blizzard is Brewing Behind the 1cm
Fields of the Frozen
(Associated Press)
Washington, Jan. 10 Another cold
wave is predicted to sweep the South
this week.
Are Advocates of Equal Suffrage
When Vote is Taken in the
House on Amendment
(Associated Press)
Washington, Jan. 10. With the
president's unexpected support, the
woman suffrage advocates are cer certain
tain certain of victory when the amendment
comes to a vote in the House today.
i (Associated Press)
Paterson, N. J., Jan. 10. The clos closing
ing closing of the DuPont plants at Pompton
and Lake Haskall, now engaged ex exclusively
clusively exclusively in war work, is declared to
be imminent unless fuel is received
Orange Springs, Jan. 8. The writ writer
er writer has been away from home for nine
weeks, therefore no items were sent
in from this place. The weather is a
wee bit warmer today, probably we
can think of something that might in-
fterest the readers of the Star.
Our state is fast becoming one of
the most popular ones in the Union,
so much so that the northern weath weather
er weather is here for the. winter, to our dis disgust.
gust. disgust. Oh, yes; we have had cold
weather in Florida but not the whole
The citrus trees are not hurt and
some of the fruit is not damaged.
On acount of the shortage in cans,
our farmers are late in getting their
syrup made up. But they have a mar market
ket market for it as soon as it is made.
School did not begin today on ac account
count account of the illness of the teacher.
Mrs. J. B. Hall and children return
ed Sunday from Clearwater whertj
they had gone to spend the holiday
with Mrs. Hall's parents, Mrs. Lip Lip-pincott,
pincott, Lip-pincott, a sister of Mrs. Hall came
with them for a short visit.
Little Billie Wimberly is recovering
from his recent illness.
Mr. and Mrs. Schwartzbeck have
returned to Orange Springs after an
absence of two years spent in New
York and Chicago. Their many
friends are glad to welcome them
back. Mrs. Swartzbeck was before
her marriage Miss Florence Hall, eldr
est daughter of J. B. Hall.
Mr. Harper of Camp Wheeler
spent the holidays with his parents
Mr. C. C. Moore is spending a whil
here with friends, he has been in
Pennsylvania since he left here more
than a year ago. He came to Augus Augusta
ta Augusta where his son, Don, is in training
for service for Uncle Sam and spent
the holidays.
Mr. Lowry is also a visitor here af af-kter
kter af-kter some year3 spent elsewhere.
Everyone is glad to see Orange
Springs who have once lived here.
Mrs. Payne has returned to her
home, in Montreal, Canada.
Mr. James Cloonon of near Palatka
on the St. Johns, visited friends here
What has become of the train that
has been going through here for four
years ? We can hear all kinds of re reports
ports reports as to its coming again, but it
has not put in its appearance. We
have looked eagerly every nigfit at
the Star when it comes in hopes that
Mr. Benjamin has investigated the
reason for is non-appearance but in
vain. Our merchants are having to
haul all their freight from Ed Edgar,
gar, Edgar, a distance of six miles through
heavy sand, because the county com commissioners
missioners commissioners of neither Putnam nor Ma Marion
rion Marion counties know us only at voting ;
Our road to Citra is in terrible con condition
dition condition and has been for months that
is the mail route now. Also the bridge
across Orange creek is almost a bridge
of the past. We do not feel like we
are getting our share of the road tax.
Now that we have no trains for trans transportation,
portation, transportation, can we not have some help
by a little work on the county roads?
We do not ask for a hard surface (of
course we would appreciate it) as we
can hardly imagine that in this side
cf the county after so much is being
brilt in the southern part. We will
just try to think there is not enough
for all.

Saturday, January 19th. Adr,




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have said, "We are muddling in."


Rev. W. H. Coleman will preach at

Lowell at the usual hour next Sun

day afternoon. The public is cordially


Up in Connecticut the other ti day,
they made a seditionist kiss the flag.
They had better have made him kiss

the dust.

With th ; TirfMnfc. nnssinn fnm ran

servation, we can't see ? why, i more
than one n is used in speUing :, 'ques


The most reasonable explanation of
Chairman Joe Earman's antipathy, to

Miss Agnes Ellen Harris is thatr he

wants her job for one of his friends.-

It is said that in some schools they
are teaching boys to knit ?They: had

better teach them to shoot. There are
some boys, and some men, too' who

would rather knit at this time; but a
bunch of swift kicks apiece should- be

their incentive to the practice;

We hope our county commissioners

will heed the plaint of our' Oransre

Springs correspondent,- printed else

where. With no railroad,' the pebple'
in that part of the county are indeed

in a troublesome fix; u Wo havener?

little hope of the railroad service1 be being
ing being resumed in fact, there is. no

chance, unless the government -needs'


Our friend, Ed Wartraanri,'; sug

gests that since the government has
taken charge of the railroads and bur

railroad commission1 has no J work to

do, that the commissioners' show their

public spirit, and save the state mon
ey. by resiemine. Mr. Wartmanri'i

suggestion is a good bne-that is, if

our Catts would giver bond that he
wouldn't at once appoint some' of his

pets to the vacant offices.

The prettiest calendar the Star, has
received this year is that giveh it by
the Munroe & Chambliss I National
Bank. It is so very pretty that we
doubt that we have any right' to hang
it on the grimy wall of ou ''; dingy

sanctum, ine illustration-shows ;twd
perfect peaches,' two genuine5 beauty

roses, two American girls, in 'whom
are combined all the1 best 1 of this
world's prettiness. Not strange1 tQ
say, they look just like two" Ocala

gins we know, and that makes it all

the more valuable. v

Frank Clark manages to keep pret-

iy wen m tne iime-iight' with one
spectacular stunt or another'. We ad admire
mire admire the eenial Florida

but for practical purposes we had
rather have the kind of representa representative
tive representative our district boasts--one whose

whole time is taken up with2; earnest;
conscientious efforts for thV welfare

oi nis constituents. Lakeland Tele Telegram.'
gram.' Telegram.'
Oh. the modest thino! TWV nni

' e uiiw
has been advertised more assiduously

xnan ail the rest of the Florida dele delegation
gation delegation put together.-And probably
done less than any other member.5'
Mr. Hoover claims to have saved
two hundred million dollars through
his sugar conservation plan.' That is
two dollars per capital Have' you got
your two' doHars? Times-Union:
The foregoing y sounds '. familiar.
Twenty-two years ago',' ,J Mr. "Bryan
was preaching free-silver.' The" ex exponents
ponents exponents of sound "'money;', modestly
claimed that there was a certain
amount of gold in the country $10

per jcapita, if we rightly remember.
Whereupon the f ree-silverites went
around saying to this and that sound
money man: "Where is your gold?
Show me your gold!" Some of them
thought they were real smart, too.



A disoatch to the Star late Wed

nesday, said:

"Washington, Jan. 9, 6:29 p. m.

President Wilson late today told &

delegation of House leaders that he

favored t the enactment of the Susan
B. Anthony federal suffrage amend


We doubt very much that Mr. Wil

son personally i favors giving women

the ballot. It is probably purely a

political move on his part. The repub

licans have already declared for

suffrage, and if the democrats don t

do the same the republicans will se

cure in the next campaign support of
that element, which would almost cer certainly
tainly certainly give them the electors. Th

president thinks, probably correctly,
that his party had better get the first

seat on the bangwagon
We don't oppose equal suffrage, but

we think the better, more refined ele

ment of our women is making a great
mistake in working, for it. They
simply don't know what they are put putting
ting putting themselves up against. Outside
of their own class, they know very
little about men and even 'less about
women. They have been shut off from
the rougher elements of society.
When the sex gets into politics as
men, go, when it also goes into busi business
ness business as men go, its going to sacrifice
the best' that the best womanhood
lives for, and when it is too late it
will find that it has thrown away
jewels beyond price and taken onl
the, common ?; gold and silver that
passes in baiter between one ordinary
human and another.

Pursuing? our remarks about mach machetes
etes machetes and bowie knives,"' the Times Times-Union
Union Times-Union takes up the subject and treats
it under various heads of knives, bay bayonets
onets bayonets trench tools, wire clippers, etc.,
in a way that shows it has extensive extensively
ly extensively studied i the subject. We have to
yield to its superior wisdom, but When
we mentioned5: then bowie in compare
isont"the machete, we were only

speaking of a weapon foreclose fight fighting,
ing, fighting, and didn't intend to go into the

hardware business r in detail. The
Times-Union ? is mistaken, however,
when itr says:

"No bowie. knife was eighteen in

ches long- twelve; inches f was the
limit while the great majority were
under, ten,"
The Times-Union must be thinking
of r the delicate little weapon pre

ferred by; the bad; man of the effete

east a five or -six-inch blade that he
cnuld carry in. a sheath strapped to
his left suspender, The orthodox
bowie knife of the frontier and the
Mexican border was ten to fifteen in

ches' long, and was available not only

as a' weapon1 but a. tool.1"- Many of the
metf who carried them had, in fact, no
pthei tools for weeks at a time. Cut Cutting
ting Cutting wood and 'digging; holes was
every" day work for them. When the

civil 'wa2 began, a large number of

18-meh bowies were manufactured,
and 'we saw" a good many of them
around the "country after it was over.
We7dbftt ;seeshow any inventor can
devise a weapon that will combine all
the' qualities of a spear, sword, dag dagger?
ger? dagger? 'club,-ax; hatchet; trowel,' wire
cutter and toasting- fork but if we
had to pick cut? a knife that was like likely
ly likely to have to do the work of any one

of thoseimplemonts at any minute,
Trra v;vit' Wv'i kt;. ii i. -t 3

t w buuan.-- o VI tone VJUC gi UIUSc OlU'

Help Me

Helpto Win tlie War!

Let me1 namt Nrour roof for

I ,youj :.' Bear in mind, tin roofs J

aon-i wear;out tney rustr out ?
Composition roofs 'dont : wear

outrthey. dry out.
, On all work intrusted to me
in response' to : this V atieaL I

will1 give s' discount of 5. on

?CotfditidrtJ that said" 5 be in

vested in; War Savings Stamps;

210: OsceolaT St, Ocala, Fla.

& A; arid: E. y. Baker.
; Offictf hours:' 10 to 12 a. m., 2
I to p. m. Tuesday1,- Thursday
; and Saturday evenings 7 to 9 p.
m. Sundays by appointment only.
:': 236 E. BROADWAY,
Phone 292 Ocala, Fla.




is all Paint. It costs no more per gal gallon
lon gallon .than the Ready-Mixed kind, and
you et two 'gallons for one.-

Ask the-? dealer ror get our color

card for explanation.; 6

For Sale By

THE Marion habdwareVco

fashioned bowies with a 15 or 18-inch
blade. And while there is some dif difference
ference difference in the shape of the blade, the
regulation bayonet of the United
States army, carried on the new
Springfield rifle for the last few
years, is a very similar weapon, and
as many of our young friends who
were on the border have told us was
available for most of its work.


A young man at a small town, in

southeastern Levy County is feeling
much worse now, than if he were still
wearing Uncle Sams uniform. The
young man was at Camp Wheeler in
the draft. He wanted to get out. His
daddy made affidavit that he was
blind and could not live many weeks
and the war department gave the
young man a discharge. Neighbors
say the affidavit is plain garden var variety
iety variety perjury, that dad can see as well
as he ever could.
The young man received many
Christmas presents, little toy guns
fake telegrams, doll uniform and all
kinds of things and his life is very
burdensome to' him. Worst of all, his
sweetheart, a red blooded American
girl, told him he was a slacker and she
was done with him.

In a very courteous letter, J. G.

Kirkland, division passeenger agent
of the Atlantic Coast Line, notifies
the Star that his road must for the
present discontinue its advertising.

This was, of course, what we expect

ed when the government took charge.

Mr. Kirkland, in his letter, refers to
the pleasant relations between his

road and the Star, and while the ex

pression was probably carboned to a

number of other papers, we can tes

tify that so far as the Star is con

cerned it has been true. We have not

been one of the Atlantic Coast Line's

bootlickers on the contrary, we have

often and severely criticised it for its

shortcomings, and have the testimony

of its officials that the criticisms were
always noticed, often resented and

sometimes heeded. However, th

Coast line has always kept its ad
vertisement in ; the Star and its offi

cials have always been among the
Star's personal friends, and we would
be glad if there was the general good
feeling between the public and all
other roads that we have ever found

evident in the case of the A. C. L.

While' we are debating the subject

of whether to carry on the fair or not,
the ; Star would venture to make this

proposition. Why cot try the plan
this year of r cutting down the ex expense
pense expense by cutting out cash premiums?
Most of the people who exhibit care
mostly for the honor of taking a prize
and little or nothing for the picayun picayun-ish
ish picayun-ish sum of money that goes with the
blue or red ribbon. It is impossible
to pay men who bring in prize hogs
or beeves or large exhibits of produce
money enough to repay them for their
outlay. They don't care for the
money, in fact; they only compete for
the honor, and to help make the f air
look good We believe a great ma majority
jority majority of those who make smaller ex exhibits
hibits exhibits have the public spirit and pat pat-iotism
iotism pat-iotism to also compete for the honor.
Fact it, we know some of them have.
Let's try it next year even if it
fails; it won't be as big a disaster as
not having a fair.
President Wilson, in his address to
Congress Tuesday, has done what has
been so persistently demanded for
months by Germans, pro-Germans,
pacifists and doubters, and he cer certainly
tainly certainly made a complete job of it. He
set forth the aims of America that
isrto say, of the Allies in the war;
and he set them forth clear-cut and
in full. His utterances were on the
same line with those of Lloyd George
a few days before, but they went into
the subject more fully and set it forth
more emphatically. He said just what
he should have said he might have
said a little more, but he didn't say
a word too much, and it is for Amer America
ica America to back him up to the last man and
the' last dollar unless it is willing for
another, wave of barbarism to sweep
over the earth.

The United States will have to win
this war by sheer weight of men,
material and money. We have great
strength, great wealth, great cour courage
age courage great ability for repairing dam damage
age damage 'after it is done, and, if it is ever
fully awakened, great capacity for
sacrifice. But we have too much indus industrial
trial industrial egotism to do good team work,
too much carelessness to keep our
plans to ourselves and too much con contempt
tempt contempt for our enemies to estimate

them at their full value until they
inflict on us a disaster that will turn
us to ice with horror before we react
into white-hot wrath. This year of
1918 will not be soon forgotten by
those who live thru it.

A carload of cotton seed direct from
Edisto Island, S. C., assures you free freedom
dom freedom from boll weevil. Get yours now,
and 'do your bit" to help your gov

ernment. Smith Grocery Company. 3i

Notice is herebv riven that on the

4th day of February, A. D. 1918, the
undersigned will present our ac accounts
counts accounts and vouchers to the judge of
frobate in and for Marion county,
lorida, at his office at the court courthouse
house courthouse in Ocala, and will make our
final settlement and will apply for
final discharge as such executors.
This August 4th, 1917.
As Executors of the Estate of N. L
Fort, Deceased. 8-4-sat

Belleview Jan. 9.--It is entirely su superfluous
perfluous superfluous to discuss the weather. We
all know just how it is and how it
About 11:23 o'clock on the night of
January 3rd, a little girl baby came
to the home of Rev. and Mrs. Sam Samuel
uel Samuel W. Whidden.

Joe Whisenant was around town
last week and left to resume his du duties,
ties, duties, and to fill his place, his brother
Dave Whistnant came in from Ala

bama and is looking around.

Mrs. Tallulah Dudley has returned

from a weeks visit to Wildwood.

Mr. J. O. Hightower is rapidly get

ting his place in shape for farming

Walter Nelson and Earl Davenpon.

have constructed them a tractor out

of a Cadillac car for general farming

and hauling purposes.

Our local freight per week is about

all the town gets during the conges congestion
tion congestion that prevails on the railroad.

Miss Eleanor A. Tremere writes

that she will be home for a few days

the last of the month.

The Red Cross ladies are doin

their share towards furnishing the

thirty sweaters for Company A. Two
have already been turned in and five
are in process of building.
Mrs. Henry R. Shaw has sold her
farm south west of town and now
Mr. and Mrs. Shaw will live perma permanently
nently permanently in their Belleview home.
A man with an aged and infirm
father and mother dependent on his
labor for support came to Mr. Tre Tremere
mere Tremere with his "questionnaire the oth other
er other day to have it filled out. During
the course of questioning and filling
it developed that one brother was in
the original force that was sent to
Belgium to stay the onward march

of the Germans when they first invad invaded
ed invaded Belgium, and has never been
heard from since: Another brother
was on the French front with the
American expeditionary force, two
other brothers are now in army
training camps in this country await awaiting
ing awaiting their turn to go and when ask asked
ed asked whether he wanted to claim ex exemption
emption exemption from military duty his an
swer was "No I want to get there
just as quick as possible. Just as
soon as this 'questionnaire' is prop properly
erly properly filed I am going to make appli application
cation application for enlistment." Another home
boy said: "I claim nothing, I am ready
whenever I am needed. Just see
how fast you can make out that pa pa-paper."
paper." pa-paper." And so it goes.

Miss Marjorie Merrill came in from
Wildwood last Tuesday and is prepar preparing
ing preparing to go to Jacksonville and join the
Belleview contengents force on the
Western Union.
The Western Union is offering
fine openings to strong healthy girls.

United States Bonds
and War Savings Stamps
We have received our allotment of Four
Per cent. Bonds of the Second Liberty Loan and
are prepared to fill orders. Where bonds are to
be delivered by mail, order should include Ten
Cents for registry fees. We also have on hand
a supply of Thrift Stamps and cards, War Savings
Stamps and Certificates. We will be glad to fur furnish
nish furnish information about the Government War
Saving Plan.

Munroe & Chambliss
National Bank.

Saturday, January 19th. Adv.
Carnations and roses (cut flowers)
at all times at the greenhouse, for
sale, for cash only. 4-6t
Buy war savings stamps to 1 help
win the war, and have us fill your
prescriptions 'for accurate service.
The Court Pharmacy. tf

the federal land bank ;
is now investigating florida loan applications, the
bank furnishes special forms for record data re regarding
garding regarding your title and will not accept the usual
abstract made by any abstractor in florida.
if you have made an application for a loan, it
is of vital importance to you to show now that your
title security is as good as your value security, if
you have not made application but think of doing
so, get your title in shape now so that when your
application is made, that delay will not be caused
by the necessity of then perfecting the record title
to" your lands.
without solicitation, I have been appointed a local
examiner for the federal land bank and my years
of experience both in abstract and title work war warrant
rant warrant me in saying that my services, for you, will
result in properly placing before the land bank, in
the least possible time, the title data required in
connection with your loan.
, r. s. rogers,

m. & c bank building.

telephone no. 481

First Class

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

You Can

Every farmer and grower in Florida can and must help in this gigantic task.
It is your patriotic duty to do everything in your power that will aid your govern government
ment government in bringing the war to a swift and successful termination. Thousands are
serving at a great sacrifice to their own interests. Here is your opportunity to enjoy
the blessed privilege of serving your country the privilege of helping to make the
world safe for democracy OF HELPING TO WIN THE WAR and while you
are doing your "bit" your government is willing to make it profitable to you.
Plant Land to Castof- Beans Easily Grovn Assured Marhet

: Castor oil is the only lubricant found satis- -factory
for airplane lubrication. It is the only
lubricant that will flow at high altitudes. Unless
the United States can secure its quota of castor oil,
the 22,000 airplanes now under construction will
avail us nothing; they cannot ascend without lubri lubrication.
cation. lubrication. The airplane is the eye of the" modern fight-'
ing machine; it is the most vital factor in present present-day
day present-day fighting methods. The success of American arms
in this war will depend primarily upon our ability ability-to
to ability-to mobilize and completely equip a monster fleet of
superior aircraft.
Florida must necessarily play an important part
in supplying castor oil for airplane lubrication, as
this state is one of the few localities where condi conditions
tions conditions both as to soil and climate are suitable for the'
successful cultivation of castor beans. To supply
your government with its necessary quota of castor
oil it will require the immediate planting of thou thousands
sands thousands and thousands of acres to this crop. Yoa can
render real service by planting castor beans.

To facilitate thi3work and make it possible foi
Florida farmers and growers to enlis their acreage
with the least delay and without confusion, the gov government
ernment government has awarded contracts to one or two indi individuals
viduals individuals who will make sub-contracts, supply seed,
furnish instructions f oir cultivation and agree to pur purchase
chase purchase the entire crop when harvested, paying a re remunerative
munerative remunerative price at the growers' shipping point.
Such a contract has been awarded to D. C. Gil Gil-lett,
lett, Gil-lett, of the Buckeye Nurseries, and the entire office,
field and executive forces of this institution are be being
ing being employed to promptly secure sub-contracts with
growers to the total of at least 10,000 acres of castor
If you own a citrus grove, plant between rows;
no detriment to trees. If you own trucking land,
Elant between your truck after the spring crops are
arvested. If you usually plant forty acres to corn,
plant half to castor beans this season. If you own
cleared or uncleared land that can be planted, serve
your nation's interest iand your own by planting

Write for free Bulletin cn Castor Bean Culture
Write us today for full and complete information on the subject.' Beans must be planted
during Marcli there is no time to be lost. An interesting bulletin on"Castor Bean Culture"
will be sent Free on request. Send for it now.


1 J iiAiwJii.

Castor Bean Dept 1221 Citizens Banli BeiMino, Tampa, Fla.








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partment Department Call Two-One-Five
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Her Decision
When father talks, at twilight, he
. dwells on "character
"Be like, your mother, daughter dear,
you can't improve her."
My mother thinks our modern life is
- Just i"a maddening whirl."
She wishes I might always stay her
own "dear little girl.'
Aunt Charlotte. takes a serious tone,
-j ; i and talks of "sterling books,"
(She's a member of a lot of clubs, and

i aoesn t care lor looks;.
But Uncle Robert likes home girls,
"as quiet as a mouse,"
And counts, the ideal. woman the one
that best keeps house.
My sister'Jahet speaks of "dash," and
sets great tore on style,
While Brother Jim is full of vim and
walks me mile on mile;
His motto is, "Be a good chum, and
- VOUll be the nVht snrf !"

Which little Jacky echoes with "Oh,

. sister, De a sport:

Professor Brown advises, "Seek the
Treasures of the Mind,"
The dear old rector tells me, "Be good
' and sweet-and kind."
The doctor T, counsels, "Health's the

tnmg pure food, sound sleep,

And Cousin Gladys warns me, "Of

love, dear 1 girl, beware

It's surely, veryf, puzzling I can't bb

And so, last f night when Victor

' brought a lovely diamond ring,
Declaring that I suited him, and say-

"K,- i.arry raei
It somehotvrseemed that Victor's wife

was what I'd like to be.
Tudor Jenks.

U. D. C. Meeting ....

The regular, monthlv business mat

ing ofDickison Chapter, U. D. C. will

De neid bunday afternoon at three
o'clock, at the residence of Mrs. J. T.

Lancaster. Mrs. A. A. Winer,
Recording Secretary.
, To Those Knitting Helmets
; f All ladiesknitting Red Cross hel helmets,
mets, helmets, are requested to crochet around
the face opening. 9-tf
lFliy-. Gary Missionary Society
Tne Fahny .R. Gary Missionary So Society
ciety Society lofr the Bantisfc chnrrh will hnA

its t week of -prayer for foreign mis

sions this week at 3:30 o'clock in the
afternoon at the ; following homes:
f-Thursdanr iaf ternoon at Mrs Henrv


J? riday afternoon at 3 o'clock at

Mrs- Av C. i Cobb's. This meeting

close, at, 3: SO o'clock so that the la ladies
dies ladies may attend the! Y. WJ C. A. meet

ing, at the Methodist church. Every

body is welcome and all members of
the, church ; are especially requested
to be present 7-5t

Corporal George Batts returned to

Camp Jackson yesterday afternoon

after a week's visit to his parents.

. m m
Many friends" of Mr. and Mrs.

Charles. Flippen regret to. hear that
Mr Flippen has been quite ill for sev

eral days at his home.

Miss Marv Horrican. who ha been

the attractive guest of Mr. and Mrs.
E.. M. ; Howard, has returned to her

home in Savannah.

Miv anil Mrs. William Ldttledale

have returned home from Hawthorne,
where they made a short visit to their
daughter, Mrs. Wadsworth.

LMrkl W. A. Knight has returned

home from Valdosta, where she went

several vweeks. aco to be with her

father during his last illness.

Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Condon are

makingiiseveral- very attractive im improvements
provements improvements on the interior of : their
pretty home on Fort King avenue.

Mrs. George McGahagin and chil

dren will spend the remainder of the
winter in Ocala, having rented their
home on Magnolia avenue. Sanford


Dr. Kirk, sister and daughter of

Bluefield, W. Va., have arrived i in
Ocala to spend several months. They
are pleasantly located at the Florida

Mr. Welsh Dewey, who went to

Jacksonville Tuesday afternoon, has
joined the quartermaster's corps and

reported for duty at Camp Johnston
at 8 o'clock this morning.

m m m
Among those engaging tables at

the Red Cross card party this after afternoon
noon afternoon were Mrs. D. M. Smith, Mrs. C.

S. Cullen, Mrs. E. G. Peek and thre

tables by the Tuesday auction club.

Mayor J. E Chace and Mr. D. Niel
Ferguson, have gone on a several
days fishing trip to Crystal River.
They drove through the country in
the former's car.
Dr. Cary P. Rogers of Jacksonville
is expected in Ocala this afternoon to
be the guest of Mr. Jack Camp for
several days. Dr. Rogers and Mr.
Camp expect to leave early Friday
morning for a several days hunting
Mrs. Carl Fish, who has been in

Columbia for several months, near

her husband at Camp Jackson, arrived
in Arcadia Sunday to spend a couple
of days with her father, Mr. T. B.


Edited by Caroline Moorhead, Agent

King. Mrs. Fish left Tuesday for
Tampa to visit her sister, Mrs. Tom
Sykes. Mr. and Mrs. Fish spent sev several
eral several weeks at Woodmar last summer.

Miss McELroy" to Speak Here Friday
, Miss Elizabeth McElroy of Jackson Jacksonville,
ville, Jacksonville, field secretary of the Y. W. C.
A., will lecture in Ocala Friday, aft afternoon
ernoon afternoon at three o'clock at the Metho Methodist
dist Methodist church. Miss McElroy will ex explain
plain explain the work done by the Y. W. C.
A. in the camps, and will speak of the
success of the hostess houses there.
This lecture is free and every woman
in Ocala is urged to be present

To Knitters
All those who took Red Cross wool
from the first shipments are again
requested to turn in their work as
soon as possible. They are also ask asked
ed asked to return the left over wool. There
is no more Red Cross wool to be dis distributed.
tributed. distributed. As soon as another ship shipment
ment shipment arrives, the public will be noti notified.
fied. notified. l-8-3t

"Womanhood, the Glory of the Na Nation,"
tion," Nation," at the Temple last night drew
the largest crowd there in manj
months, many having to stand during
the performance. The picture was
considered by many superior to the
"Birth of a Nation." The full horror
of a hopeless war bespoke the first
stages of the conflict. Churches, mills
and homes were destroyed and un untrained
trained untrained men were slaughtered by the
thousands. But national spirit wav
aroused by the director of energies
and his sister, who was inspired by
the Joan of Arc spirit. When she was
murdered, a wave of enthusiasm
flooded the country and millions of
volunteers came forth.

Miss Meta Jewett, who has been
visiting in Lakeland for several
weeks, went to Orlando Tuesday to
attend the Episcopal convocation.
Miss Jewett is expected in Ocala this
afternoon to visit Mr. and Mrs.
Stephen Jewett for several weeks.
Word comes from Mrs. Maude
Rochford in Daytona that she is doing
nicely after her recent operation. Mrs.
Rochford is still in the hospital and is
being cared for by Mrs. Poston, for formerly
merly formerly Miss Emma Washburn, of this

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This is the same number- you
have been using for many years
when you wanted HIGH CLASS
a complete line of GROCERIES.
As we sell for cash only, we can
save you money. Prompt delivery
anywhere in town.
South Main Street
Phones 108 and 97.

Manicure Sets, the good kind with
reaJ steel in the files and knives, at
Gerifc's Drug Store. 18

Saturday, January 19th. Adv.


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only on the highways of
travel, but also in all lines
of industry. There's no
such thing as safety if
your valuable property is
not covered by
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Girls, we are now beginning a new
year's work. Those of you who have
worked as club members understand
your obligations as such and will be begin
gin begin work at once. We want 1918 to
excell any of the years that have gone
before. Let us make it a state-wide
record breaker. Don't stop with your
own plans, but talk to the girl who is
yet on the outside, encourage her to
join our ranks and give her every
assistance in your power. We want
a larger membership this year and
better organized team work. Don't
recall the hardships of last year or
any other year, let's wipe our slate
clean and begin all over. The girl
who in her mind failed before maj
be the winner this year. What we
call failures are often blessings in
disguise, a lesson, not thoroughly
learned, maybe not understood, but
on going over more carefully usually
leads to success. WTiat is generally
termed failure by the girl, is often
the fault of the girl herself, as well
as climatic or crop conditions. It
isn't that she fails to do her work,
but more often that she neglects to
keep a record of what has been done.
Then there comes a time of reckoning.
She cannot make a correct report.

She has possibly kept no notes for
her essay r (and it's only facts and
figures that count) so quite naturally
she feels that she has failed, and even
allows herself to go on record as such.
But girls! let's see just how few fail failures
ures failures we will have this year. Let's
prove the real worth of Marion coun county
ty county and its canning, club girls.
While in Daytona attending the
state educational association conven convention,
tion, convention, we had the pleasure of seeing
the state agent, Miss Agnes Ellen
Harris, whose temporary headquar headquarters
ters headquarters are now in Washington, where
she is doing emergency war work. It
is a great feather in Florida's cap,
that we are able to send such a
splendid worker as Miss Harris to the
front just at this particular time,
when the very best are in such de demand.
mand. demand. Certainly it is a sacrifice, but
a sacrifice made sweet in the thought
that through exerted efforts on our
part we are able to lend our, chief and
leader, Miss Agnes Ellen Harris, who
with her wonderful ability and great
store of information, will assist in
solving problems for the girls and
women of fifteen Southern states.
Miss Sarah W. Partridge, Southern
district agent, was also in Daytona,
attending the association, which was
a splendid occasion in its every par particular.
ticular. particular. Some Prize Winners "v'
Olive Moore, Dunnellon, 6th prize;
Ida Luff man, Anthony road, 7th prize;
Irene Rowe Fairfield, 8th prize;
Marie Elderly, Pine, 9th prize; Lila
Cam, Reddick, 110th prize.
The above five girls were included

in the honor roll of the Marion coun county
ty county canning club girls for 1917. There

were other girls who did splendid

work but did not send exhibits or es essays
says essays to complete the requirements

made of them. Each and every club
girl who carried on their work thru-

out the year is deserving of great

praise. They are not only helping

themselves and their respective homes

but are doing war work in various
ways, helping to produce and conserve
food, and to keep work going at home
while so many of our young men are


The canned tomatoes that were on

exhibit at the Marion County Fair
were all sold either right from the
fair grounds or within the next few
days. They not only received reas reasonable
onable reasonable prices but in addition to that,
the buyers of their goods have ex

pressed themselves as well pleased,

one customer saying that of the
many brands used from other states,

the tomatoes raised in Marion county

and put up by the Marion county
canning club girls under the 4-H
brand were the very best yet. This
is of course encouraging, but it must
be remembered that it is just as im important
portant important to hold up the reputation of
high quality as it is to reach it Just
keep in mind the motto of the work,
"To make the best better."

One of Marion county's bright

young club members was in Mrs.
Moorhead's office recently and said

.she intended this year to work for

the state prize. Her ambition is to
be admired and her, example should
be followed by other club girls over

the county.

How to Dry Core Pork
The method of dry-curing pork is

described by the University of Flor

ida extension division as follows: Af After
ter After the meat has been thoroughly
cooled, place each piece on a clean,
bleached muslin cloth about a yard
square, or an opened flour sack, after
covering the cloth with newspapers.
Place the ham or shoulder skin-sidt
down on top of the papers and apply
the following:
To a 15-pound ham, take 1 teacup
of granulated sugar, 2 teacups of
salt, 2 tablespoons of black peppei
and one tablespoon of cayenne pepper.
Place all in a vessel and mix thor thoroughly.
oughly. thoroughly. Rub this mixture into the
meat until every part has absorbed
all it will, doing the work thorough thoroughly.
ly. thoroughly. After this application, fold tht
cloth entirely around the meat, being

careful that every piece it well cov

ered, and hang in a cool place.
Pickeled Pork
As soon as hogs are dressed, cut


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Fields of
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Real Estate and Investment
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up, salt and pack in boxes or tubs,
with skin side down. Let stand over
night; unpack, drain out water, re re-salt,
salt, re-salt, rubbing well and re-pack. Let
stand 24 to 36 hours, unpack and
spread (always spread meat at night
as it's better than daytime and re repack
pack repack early in morning). Continue this
till meat is cured, taking anywhere
from six to 12 days, according to size
of meat. "Wash, let drain and pack
edve-wide in a clean, dry barrel.
When you get the first layer of meat
packed in close and tight, give a light
sprinkling of salt; continue to pack,
sprinkling each layer with salt till
the baarrel is filled, or you have all
your meat packed. Have ready t.
brine made as follows:
To each five gallons of water use
one gallon of salt. Boil thoroughly and.
skim. "When salt has dissolved, test
the brine by dropping fresh eggs intfc
it. Now take a paddle or spoon and
push the egg quickly down in the

brine. If it pops up almost out of the
brine, add a little water, but if it -doesn't
float well add more salt. "When
brine is thoroughly cool, drain off
carefully and pour over meat. Be sure
that meat is well covered in brine.
Now place a weight on top heavy
enough to hold meat under the brine.
"When any one wants both smoked
and pickled meat, sides, loins and
jowls are best for pickeling, cutting
sides in strips five or six inches wide.
Notice closely for a week or ten days,
and if brine becomes the least bit
bloody, take out meat, reboil and
skim the same brine (adding a little
salt) testing with an egg as before.
Repack meat as above mentioned and
when brine is cold, pour hack and
weight down.
I have saved meat by this process
(by removing bones) when the ther-,
mometer registered .70. Have also
put up as much as could pack in 40-;

gallon barrel and last piece was just'
as nice as fire one used. This meat
should be put in a pail of water the
night before cooking on account of
salt. Mrs. Jno. S. Pedrick,
Dunnellon, Florida.



Ifl Bill

Woodmen meet Friday evening.
Saturday, January 19th. Adv.
: New headlight lenses at the Max
well Service Statidh.
Saturday, January 19th. Adv.
Mr. Stappley of Jacksonville was
an Ocala visitor Wednesday, the
guest of Mr. J. P. Theus.
f Saturday, January 19th. Adv.
Mr. E. -M. Howard returned home
today from a busy shipping week in
Mr. Julian Bullock is now with In Infantry
fantry Infantry Co. 4, Officers' Training Camp,
Camp Stanley, Tex., and tells the
Star to tell his friends he is working
hard and feeling good.
. Saturday, January 19th. Adv.
The two-story wooden building
erected many years ago for a cigar
box factory at the corner of Third
and Osceola streets is being torn
down by the Coast Line, and the lum lumber
ber lumber will be used for the construction
of section houses along its lines.
Saturday, January 19th. Adv.
Mr. Edward O. Marshall was
among the Star's callers today. Mr.
Marshall has for the past year been
connected with the Ford Company at
Cleveland, Ohio. He, is visiting his
father, Mr. Robert Marshall at Ok Ok-Iawaha
Iawaha Ok-Iawaha for a short time, and unless
accepted in the army will return to
his position about February 1st.
Saturday, January 19th. Adv.
? The postoffice safe at Mcintosh wus
blown open by robbers Monday
night. Some jewelry, a watch and a
small sum of money was taken, but
the burglars evidently decided they
could not get away with the" stamps
for none were taken. Another watch
was in the safe which was overlooked
in the rush of the moment. Gaines
ville Sun.
In the Circuit Court of Marion County,
F lorida In Chancery.
Simon C. Sasser,' Complainant, vs.
isusanna v. miton et ai, xeiemi
' ants.
Order for Constructive Service.
It is ordered that the defendants
herein named, to-wlt: (Mary E. Fog-grs,
William Brown, Lula lfc Gregory, Lula
tr. uregory. w. k. uooawin. a. J.
Knight and W. J. Hillman, co-partnera
doing business under the firm name
of Knight & Hillman, and each of them
De ana tney are hereby Teauirea to d-
ipear to the bill of complaint hereto heretofore
fore heretofore filed in this cause, on or before
me ....
4th day of February. 1918.
It is further ordered that this order
be published once a week for eight
consecutive weeks In the Ocala 'Eve 'Evening
ning 'Evening Star, a newspaper published in
saia county ana state.
Witness my hand and the seal of
said court this the 5th day of Decem December,
ber, December, 1917.
(Seal) P. H. NUGENT,
Clerk Circuit Court, Marion County
Complainant's Solicitors. 12-9-thur
Saturday, January 19th. Adv.
Evening Star
RATES Twenty-five words
or less one time 25 cents;
three times 50 cents; six
times 75 cents." Over twenty-five
words, and under fif fifty,
ty, fifty, double above rate.
This rate is for consecutive
insertions. Special rate by
.the month. Try them out.


RATES: Six line maximum, one
time 25a: three times 50c.: six times
75c.; one month J 3. Payable in advance.
"My Optician"
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.,
FOR SALE Twelve-room, two-story
residence, with sleeping porches; re recently
cently recently rebuilt; all modern conven conveniences;
iences; conveniences; garage; full block between
South Second and Third streets. Will
be sold at reasonable figure and suit suitable
able suitable terms. Apply to Mrs. George
Rents, phone 359. 10-6t
WANTED Small second-hand saw sawmill.
mill. sawmill. Address Muclan Farms Produce
Co., Oklawaha, Fla. 9-6t
FOR SALE Nice lot 70 x 112 in sec second
ond second ward. Also wish to rent or pur purchase
chase purchase 80-acre farm near Ocala. W.
W. Condon. 1-8-tf
WANTED Three or four room house
in good white neighborhood. Must
be a bargain as I had to sell at great
sacrifice. Phone 311. 7-6t
WANTED At once, a competent
white woman or girl for general
house work; no washing. Call on Mrs.
A. E. Delouest, 364 Pond street, phone
398. l-5-6t
FOR SALE An electric player pi piano,
ano, piano, guaranteed in fine condition;
beautiful mission finish, solid oak;
also 120 pieces of music for same.
Price very low. Address Box 417,
or call at Star office. 4-6t
FOR SALE Home cured lard and
home cured smoked meats. Every
pound guaranteed. Any quantity. Ad Address
dress Address C. H. Luffman, Sparr, Fla. lm
FOR SALE Fine Residence at
Bargain. Seven rooms, besides bath
room and sleeping porch; Electric
lights, gas, hot and cold water; well,
cistern and city water; servant's
house, garage, chicken houses, gar garden,
den, garden, fruit and shade treea; good
neighbors. Will sell furnished or un unfurnished
furnished unfurnished on easy terms. Apply to
No. 416 Lime street, or address Box
575, Ocala, Florida. 1-5-lm
AGENTS ; WANTED Local repre representatives
sentatives representatives in leading citrus, farming
and trucking communities of Florida
for tractor which gives satisfaction
on sandy soils. This tractor is ideal
for Florida conditions and will be in
big demand. We will liberally adver advertise
tise advertise it in mediums covering state and
in local papers where we establish
agencies. Liberal proposition to deal dealers
ers dealers who will add this tractor to their
present lines of farm implements,
supplies, etc, or to individuals who
give all or part their time to selling
it. Write for particulars, stating ter territory
ritory territory you can handle and ging bank
references. Don't delay the season
for tractors is at hand and agents for
ours who get busy soon will reap a
harvest. Address L. B. Skinner Mfg.
Co, Dunedin, Fla. 9-11-12
Saturday, January 19th. Adv.
W. E. Lane, M. D Physician and
Surgeon, specialist Eye, Ear, Nose and
Throat. Law Library Building, Ocala,
Florida. tf
Maxwell and Ford headlight non non-glare
glare non-glare lenses at the Maxwell Service
Saturday, January 19th. Adv.

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WELCOMED EVERYWHERE !---As the Sensation
Show of the Decade All the Konquers of Koon
Komedy All the Melodists of Minstrel Mastery
All the Genius of Darktown Dancing
Gorgeous Settings! NoycI Costumes! Rainbow Accessories!
The Whole Striking a New Note in Minstrel Manifestations
PRICES 50c, 75c, and $1.00. Seats on Sale Tuesday


Reddick, Jan. 8. Christmas is over
and the new year has begun. The
outlook may not appear very bright
for some of us, but nevertheless, We
must make the best of it and try to
help our government in all ways we I
can, and try to think everything is
for the best.
School opened Monday with six
new pupils making an enrollment of
seventy-four pupils.
Miss Mary Belle Wilson left Satur Saturday
day Saturday before Christmas for Savannah,
Ga., where she is taking up the study
of telegraphy.
Miss Inez Fridy left Thursday to
resume her studies at Southerland
Miss Eva Cam was at the home of
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Cam
for the holidays. She left Saturday
to take up her duties as teacher at
. Private Lambert was at home from
Camp Wheeler for Christmas day.
Mrs. J. F. Wilson returned last
week from Daytona where she went
to attend the meeting of the Florida t
Educational association. She reports
a most enjoyable as well as beneficial
Master Elmo Pulliam, youngest son
of Mrs. W. F. Pulliam is very ill at
his home and they fear pneumonia
will develop.
Dr. R. D. Ferguson has received
his commission and will leave on the I
15th for Fort Oglethorpe, Ga.
Mrs. Henry Raysor has moved up
from Ocala for the winter.
The Woman's Missionary Society
of the M. E. church met at the home
of Mrs. V. L. Anthony on Tuesday af afternoon,
ternoon, afternoon, when election of officers for
the ensuing year took place. A good goodly
ly goodly number were out at the meeting.
Dainty refreshments were served.
Miss Hulda Kunze from Citra is
visiting at the home of her aunt, Mrs
J. C. Dupree.
Mr. Rickertson of Millwood Farms
was a business visitor in Jacksonville
on Tuesday.
Mr. Wallace Johnson has moved
his family to Levy county where he
has accepted a very lucrative posi position.
tion. position. Miss Fannie Dansby Returned to
her school duties in Duval county on
Mrs. G. I. Bentley is at the home
of her father In ;Martin, where she
called to attend to her father' who is
suffering from a broken collar bone.
Mr. Billingsley is the proud owner
of a new Dodge car, and I am the
happy driver.
The colored meat market next to
E. D. Rou's general store was broken
into Saturday night and the money
drawer emptied of its contents.
Miss Mary Young who has been ill
with pneumonia is decidedly better,
although still confined to the house.
Miss Leone Dansby went Sunday to
Ocala to continue her studies in the
Ocala High school.
To the Business Men of Ocala:
: The annual meeting of the board
of trade for the election of a presi president
dent president will be held at the board of
trade room Friday evening, Jan. ill,
at 7:30. A full attendance of mem members
bers members and otherse interested is urged.
We have been without a secretary
since the .first of December, Mr.
Trammell being now in the govern government's
ment's government's employ. The income of the
board is insufficient to cover its nec necessary
essary necessary expenses and, unless same can
be provided at once, will be forced to
Attend the meeting, if interested.
,W. T. Gary President.
J. J. Gerig; '.'
Chairman Board of Governors.
Our toilet articles are the best to be
had at any price. Try them and "buy
war savings stamps" with the sav savings.
ings. savings. The Court Pharmacy. tf
Nunnally's Candie?. (the standard
of the South) a limited quantity at
Gerig's Drug Store. 18
Saturday, January 19th. Adv.
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( Continued from .Third Page,
, At the Temple
A Perfection feature, The Barker,
will be shown at the Temple today,
featuring Lew Fields.
Miss Myrtle Hall left yesterday foi
a visit to her father in Gainesville.
Mrs. Lang Goodyear's friends re regret
gret regret to hear she is on the sick list to today.
day. today. Twenty-five card tables at the Red
Cross party had, been engaged by
noon today. Four of these were taken
by grammar school girls.
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Wilds expect to
go to Archer Saturday afternoon to
visit Mrs. Wilds' father, Mr. Hood
and family until Monday."
Dr. Parramore and family of Or
ange Springs were the guests last
night of the doctor's daughter, Mrs.
Charles McLucas. They came over
from the springs in the doctor's car.
The friends of Mrs. John Graham
ahd pretty little daughter, Enid, will
be glad to learn that they intend to
remain in Ocala all winter. They will
keep house in the upper story-of Mrs.
Graham's home on Fort King.
Mr. Herbert M. Scroggins, a fine fine-looking
looking fine-looking young soldier, a member of
Battery D, 104th Field Artillery, in
camp at Spartanburg, S. C, who has
been here on a visit to his sister, Mr&t
Harry Booth, left today on his return
to camp.
Hot drinks when its cold, and cold
drinks when its hot, at the Court
Pharmacy fountain. "Buy war savings
stamps." tf
Saturday, January 19th. Adv.
In the Circuit Court of the Fifth Ju Judicial
dicial Judicial Circuit of Florida, in and
for Marion County, in Chancery.
Ocala Special Tax School District
Number One, of Marion County,
Florida, Complainant, vs. State
of Florida, Defendant Notice.
To the Citizens and Taxpayers .of
Ocala Special Tax School District
Number One of Marion County,
. You are hereby notified that on the
12th day of December, 1917, Ocala
Special Tax School District Number
One of Marion county, Florida filed a
petition in the circuit court of the
fifth judicial circuit of Florida in and
for Marion county, i against the state
of Florida, through George W. Sco Sco-field,
field, Sco-field, state attorney for the fifth ju judicial
dicial judicial circuit of Florida, to determine
what authority of said district to in incur
cur incur a certain bonded debt and the le.
gality of all proceedings had or taken
n connection therewith; said bonded
debt desired to be incurred by said
district being Ten Thousand Dollars
in bonds of said district, being ten in
number of the denomination of One
Thousand Dollars each, maturing
twenty years from their date, bear bearing
ing bearing five per cent interest per annum,
payable annually, both the principal
and interest of said bonds being pay payable
able payable at the treasury of Marion coun county,
ty, county, Florida, in thecity of Ocala, Flor Florida;
ida; Florida; therefore, you are hereby notified
that pursuant to Chapter 6868 of the
Laws of Florida, the judge of said
court on the 12th day of December,
1917, issued an order to the said state
attorney requiring him to show cause
before the judge of said court in the
circuit court room in Ocala, Florida,
on the 10th day of January, 1918,
at nine o'clock in the forenoon why
said bonds should not be validated
and confirmed,' and at the same time
and place you are also hereby noti notified
fied notified to show cause, if any you have,
why the said bonds above described
should not be validated and confirm confirmed.
ed. confirmed. ;
Witness my hand and official seal
et Ocala, Florida, this the 12th day
of December, 1917.
(Seal) P. H. Nugent,
Clerk of Said Court. -12-13-thur
By Ruth Ervin, D. C.

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The Lake Weir Club and the asso association
ciation association will hold their annual busi business
ness business meeting Thursday, Jan. 10, 1918,
at 7 o'clock p. m.
Fort McCoy, Jan. 9. Messrs. Brin Brin-son,
son, Brin-son, Dudley and Spooner, all profes professional
sional professional deer hunters, went just across
the river into the scrub last Monday
and killed two fine specimens of the
buck ,kind.
The writer while out shooting
doves yesterday, inadvertently passed
Mr. Spooner's smokehouse. A sharp
carving knife being convenient, Mr.
Spooner in a very artistic manner
slashed off four pounds of sweet,
juicy venison ham and dropped it into
my game carrier.
Messrs. Walter Wilson, Wes. Stev Stevens
ens Stevens and M. N. Cowart are beginning
to do the farming stunt in great
shape. They are using large caliber
plows and causing the immediate sur surroundings
roundings surroundings to look better than ever.
We were glad to see our old friend,
Mr. Tom Pierce as a business visitor
at the Fort this week. Mr. Pierce is
interested in some realty here and
may be trying to sell it.
Mr. Earl Grantham and Miss Vause.
after spending the Christmas holi holidays
days holidays with relatives and friends at
Palatka, Ocala and other points, re resumed
sumed resumed their duties here Monday
morning as teachers of our public
Mrs. C. J. Proctor after entertain entertaining
ing entertaining her daughter and several friends
at her home during the holidays, left
Sunday for a few days visit at Citra.
Misses Donnie and Willie Proctor
have returned and resumed their du duties
ties duties as teachers of their respective
Mr. George Howell is with his home
folks for a brief stay. We are al always
ways always glad to see George, especially
when he looks so well.
The continuous severe cold weather
has damaged Mr. A. O. Harper's
fernery. He is having it carefully
pruned back this week, which reveals
quite a lot of new growth springing
up. We hope no further damage will
Mr. W. H. Cook received quite a
lot of freight yesterday via the. wa water
ter water route to Eureka. Mr. Walter Wil Wilson,
son, Wilson, of the naval stores company, in intends
tends intends shipping their products via this
; The miniature naval battle will be
pulled off Saturday night, unless se severe
vere severe cold weather or rain prevents.
In the event of either hindrance, it
will be postponed until the fourth of
July. Ample fireworks are all ready
in hand and paid for, to carry out the
program. Everybody invited'. The
visitors are requested to assemble and
park their cars about Fort Barnard, as
this location commands a good view
of the lake and surroundings.
- Mentalism impressed me that the
county commissioners are thinking
about hardening our roads right
'Another election comes now soon,
and I am in favor of bonding the
county and build brick roads over
here, also have a stock law.
R. A. Badke and Geo. V. Thomas
and wife of Willow City, N. D., are
here for a few days.
Miss Jessie Clark, a very fine
trained nurse, left yesterday to take
up her work again at Tampa.
Mrs. Jno. S. Grantham left yester yesterday
day yesterday for Altoona, where she was un un-expjectedly
expjectedly un-expjectedly called to the bedside of
her aged mother, she having the sad
misfortune to fall and break one of
her hips.
The annual meeting of the Marion
County Fair and Agricultural Asso Association
ciation Association stockholders will be held
Wednesday, January 9th, 1918, at 1
p. m. at the board of trade rooms,
Ocala, Fla.
. The annual report of the secretary
will be received and acted upon, and
other important matters of business
be taken up.
W. D. Carn, President.
A. Tweedy, Secretary. d&w

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J 8 A.M. to 7:30 P. M.
N. MainSt., Opposite Postoffice
Saturday, January 19th. Adv.
BUY ;'WAR ''
Save Money By Buying
Size Plain Safely
30 x 3 $13.40 $14.10
30 x 312 ---17.45 18.25
31 x 3.75 (Fits any
30 x 312 rim), 20.75
32 x 312 20.40 21.40
33 x 4 ...... 28.55 29.85
34 x 4 29.15 30.65
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Phcne 78 107 Oklawaha Ave.
Saturday, January 19th. Adv.
For Sale at
a month
Room 5 Holder Block
Ocala, Fla.
Saturday, January 19th. Adv.
is made especially to resist all weath weather
er weather conditions so when painting why
not use the thing for the purpose? It
will cost no more will look right and
wear right.
. For Sale By
Ocala, Fla.
A carload of cotton seed direct from
Edisto Island, S. C, assures you free free-and
and free-and 'do your bif to help your gov gov-dom
dom gov-dom from boll weevil. Get yours now,
eminent. Smith Grocery Company. 3t
Careful Estimates made on all Con
tract work. Give3 More and Better
Work for the Money than any other
contractor in the city.
& tiii Mtf&Wtf if

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