"Weather Forecast: Fair tonight and
Saturday, except rain Saturday in the
OCALA, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1918.
VOL. 25, NO. 35
It is Now Feared that the List of the
Tuscania's Dead will Exceed
.London, Feb. 8. Revised figures
indicate the loss of life on the Tus Tus-cania
cania Tus-cania probably will be considerably
more than yesterday's estimate of
101. It is believed complete returns
will show the number of dead nearer
200. Reports received at the Amer American
ican American embassy yesterday indicated the
loss of 101 lives, while the British
admiralty's estimate was 210. The
discrepancy appears due to the fact
that figures given the embassy didn't
include the missing, of which there
still are many.
LIST WAS LOST
An Irish Port, Feb. 8. As the list
of .Americans on board the Tuscania
was lost with the vessel, it will, be
impossible to ascertain the names of
tithe lost until the names of the survi survivors
vors survivors can be cabled to the United
ADDITIONAL DETAILS ANXIOUS ANXIOUSLY
LY ANXIOUSLY AWAITED
Washington, D. C, Feb. 8 Advices
to the war department accounting for
all except 113 of the American sol soldiers
diers soldiers aboard the. Cunard liner Tusca Tuscania
nia Tuscania remained unchanged today. Offi Officials
cials Officials are anxiously awaiting details
expetced to clear the conflict with
foreign figures on the losses. No at attempt
tempt attempt is being made to prepare -a list
of the lost and missing at this time.
BOYS WERE BRAVE
Army officers are proud of the way
in which the troops behaved and point
to the story of how partially trained
boys lined the deck singing national
airs to await their turns in the boats
as evidence of what may be expected
of the American soldiers. v, l.r
SUB MAY HAVE BEEN SUNK
Some satisfaction is found by offi officials
cials officials here in unofficial accounts of the
destruction of the Tuscania which
show that a destroyer, presumably
British, chased the submarine and
possibly sank her with a depth bomb.
Navy officials see no reason 1 to
change their opinion that the subma submarine
rine submarine menace is being overcome. 'The
Tuscania case is regarded as an iso isolated
lated isolated case.
ALL SAVED ON THE ALAMANCE
All the members of the naval armed
guard an dall Americans of the crew
of the ship were r saved when the
American steamer Alamance was
torpedoed and sunk in the war zone
TURKEY AT THE
END OF ITS TETHER
Berne, Switzerland, Feb. 8. Kemal
Midhat Bey, grandson of the former
Turkish Grand Vizier Midhat Pasha,
is in Switzerland organizing a society
known as the "Turkish League of
Peace and Liberty," the objects of
which are stated as follows:
"To persuade the Turkish govern government
ment government to make a separate peace; to
unite "and reconcile the various na nationalities
tionalities nationalities which make up the Otto Ottoman
man Ottoman empire; and to modernize Tur Turkey."
key." Turkey." In a statement to the press, Kemal
says: "Turkey has reached the end of
its tether. The capture of Jerusalem
has probably proved the finishing
blow. My latest reports from Con Constantinople
stantinople Constantinople emphasize the tremendous
impression made by the capture of
Jerusalem. But the 'stop the war-
movement in Constantinople derives
its principle impetus- from the eco economic
nomic economic miseries of the people rather
than from any dismay at the dwind dwindling
ling dwindling of Turkish cower and prestige.
The terrible conditions of the poorer
classes cannot easily be exaggerated.
"The disorganization of the army is
another factor. The number of Tur
kish deserters in Asia Minor is now
over 200,000. The Turk deserts not
because he is afraid, but because his
eyes have been opened to the real
origin of the war and the futility of
continuing it. The aim of our organi organization
zation organization is not merely to get Turkey
away from alliance with the Ger Germans,
mans, Germans, but to get Turkey into the war
on the side of the Entente."
GUY METCTALF A SUICIDE
West Palm Beach, Feb. 8. Guy I.
! Metcalf, superintendent of public in-
struction for Palm Beach county,
shot and instantly killed himself in
an office in the courthouse here early
yesterday, according to a report by
the police. Charges were made recent
ly of an alleged shortage m, the ac
.counts of Metcalf 's office.
Of Russia by the Rolsheviki, is the
Report that Comes Thru
Washington, Feb. 8. An uncon unconfirmed
firmed unconfirmed report that all allied missions
at Petrograd have been driven out by
the Bolsheviki government and are
on their way to the Swedish border,
was received today by the state de department
partment department through Minister Morris at
Stockholm. The department hasn't
heard from Ambassador Francis at
Petrograd since Feb. 2nd.
BATTERING THE BOCHES
With the American Army. France.
Thursday, Feb.. 7 American artillery
is keeping up a harassing fire on the
German lines, bombarding batteries,
trenches, dugouts, cross-roads and
the billets of enemy troops.
BIG GUNS BUSY
Condon, Feb. 8. German artillery
has been active north of St. Quentin,
according to an official statement to
PUSHED OUT BY THE POLES
Amsterdam, Feb. 8. -Austrian Pre Premier
mier Premier Von Seydler has tendered, the
resignation of his cabinet to the em
peror, according to a dispatch from
Vienna, The resignations are under
stood to be due. to opposition of; the
Polish deputies against special de debates
bates debates and the provisional budget.
TURKEY IS THE DOG'S TAIL r
Amsterdam, Feb. 8. 'Turkey is in
complete accord with the attitude of
Germany and Austria, as expressed
in the recent speeches of Von Hert Hert-ling
ling Hert-ling and Count Czernin, Turkish For Foreign
eign Foreign Minister,, Nessimy Bey told the
chamber of deputies yesterday. He
also declared .the "Dardanelles will
remain open in future to international
traffic as in the past, and on the same
conditions." ; '. v v
BOARD OF TRADE MEETING
The regular meeting of the Marion
County Board of Trade will be held
this evening at 7:30 o'clock, and we
urge everybody to attend,-no matter
whether you are a member or hot;
come and let us have an expression
from you; we need your support. This
meeting is by far more important
than a good many of you realize, so
do not disappoint us.
At 7:30 tonight.
PRETTY GOOD PLAY
There was not a very big house at
the Temple last evening, bufrthe con
sensus of opinion of the audience was
that the "Million Dollar Doll" was a
pretty good play. The only criticism
we heard was that it was a trifle too
long, which was shown by most of
the people beginning to move out per
haps a minute before the curtain fell.
They were well amused while i they
stayed, however, which they showed
by constant laughter and repeated
Miss Hazel Marshall ("Dolly Win Winters")
ters") Winters") was a doll most any man would
give a million for, provided he had
another million to keep her amused
with. There were several other prett
girls, all sweet songsters and spright sprightly
ly sprightly springers. The young ladies had
six or seven dresses apiece and judg judging
ing judging by the length and density of said
dresses it must have taken at least a
whole suitcase to put each fairy's
The jolly quartet, Lep Meyer, T.
Stanley, Charles Glover and William
Waldron kept the crowd in a vocife vociferous
rous vociferous "smile with their J songs and
The great feature was a bridge
running from the stage out over the
first five Or six rows of seats. On
this bridge the young ladies came out
and sung and danced and kissed their
rosy finger tips and twiddled theh
fairy toes at the audience. If this
feature had been anticipated, these
rows of seats would have been pack packed
ed packed full of the boys and the old boys,
and there is a great hope the show
will play a return date here.
The company plays at Palatka to tonight
night tonight and the Star understands a
bunch of the boys have telegraphed
to the manager of the theater in that
town to reserve them seats close to
Have you tried that Jonteel Cold
Cream yet? It is a wonder, and sold
in Ocala only at Gerig's Drug Store, tf
Buy war savings stamps to help
win the war, and have us fill your
prescriptions for accurate service.
The Court Pharmacy..- tf
Service Flags and new Service Pins
at THE BOOK SHOP.4 3t
CONDITIONS AT THE
Show Greatly Improved Health of the
Men and Shortening Lists
Washington, Feb. 8. Health con conditions
ditions conditions in all camps and cantonments
in the United States showed continued
improvement last week, with a de
creasing death rate. Hospital admis admission
sion admission rates on measles and pneumonia
showed a decrease.
SENATE FOUND THE BILL
SOMEWHAT TOO STIFF
Columbia, Feb. 8. The "South Car Carolina
olina Carolina senate at midnight last night
killed the house bill prohibiting the
shipment of any whisky or other alco alcoholic
holic alcoholic drinks int'othe state for any
HEATLESS MONDAYS ARE OVER
Mr. R. L. Anderson, local fuel ad administrator,
ministrator, administrator, received notice this
morning from State Administrator
Williams that the heatless Mondays
were over for this state, and an Asso Associated
ciated Associated Press dispatch elsewhere shows
they are suspended for the entire
Rules 1 and 10 are yet in force.
Rule 1 requires all parties selling
fuel to give preference to railroads,
domestic consumers, hospitals, army
and navy camps, public utilities, etc.,
and rule 10 provides penalty for vio violation.
The order requiring the theaters to
be closed Tuesday nights is suspend suspended
ed suspended but the request for lightlesa
nights Sundays and Fridays is yet in
It's the Star's opinion that this
community owes Mr. Anderson a vote
of thanks for the patience and tact
he has displayed in making the rules
as plain and as convenient as possi possible
ble possible to the people. It is an unpaid-
f or public service, but he has been
ready at any minute day or night to
help people to accustom themselves
to the very unexpected condition of
THE OCALA MOTOR CLUB
The motor club held a slimly at attended5
tended5 attended5 but enthusiastic meeting at
the board of trade room last evening,
and every member pledged himself
to bring at least ten to the nexv
meeting, which will be Thursday
night the 14th. Mr. Blowers made a
report on the proceedings of the statt
meeting at Orlando.
The club has induced Messrs., J. D.
Smith and Ed Scott of the state com commission
mission commission to be present at the next
Mr. Ed Scott, chairman, will tell
the people how they can get federal
aid road money; also what has be become
come become of our auto tax money and how
they must go about getting some of
it back. This will be a very impor important
tant important meeting for the people of the
county. This is one of the many
things that the Cicala Motor Club is
doing to push forward and boost Mar Marion
ion Marion county. Whether you are a, mem member
ber member of the club or not, come out and
express your views and make your yourself
self yourself a member.
Very, very charming and desirable
are the new pattern hats just receiv received.
ed. received. Make your selections while the
stock is complete. Mrs. Minnie A.
Bostick, Harrington Hall Hotel cor-
Buy war savings stamps.
Every man that is not a mem member
ber member of Any Other Sunday
School, to Attend the Busi Business
ness Business Men's Class at the Meth Methodist
odist Methodist Church on Sunday, Feb Feb-ruary
ruary Feb-ruary 10th at 9:30 A. M.
H. B. Baxter Pres.
AS YOUNG II
E OE AGE
Liable to Military Service, According
to Latest Amendment to
the Draft Law
Washington, Feb. 8. A favorable
report of the war department bill
amending the selective draft law to
require the registration of all men as
! quotas on the number of men in class
one, instead of on state populations,
was unanimously ordered today by
the Senate military committee. The
proposal to exempt men as they reach
thirty-one, if they had not been draft drafted,
ed, drafted, was not included in the bill.
FAVORABLE REPORT EXPECTED
v Washington, Feb. 8. The House
interstate commerce committee today
is- expected to order a favorable re report
port report on the administration railroad
measure. Aside from vesting rate rate-fixing
fixing rate-fixing powers in the president and
limiting government control to two
years after the war, the bill carries
an amendment to protect short line
roads which will not be taken over by
LOOKS AHEAD AND
SEES THE LIGHT
Mr. Reuben Redding, one of the
county's biggest cattlers owners, is
planning to build a dipping vat. Di.
Chipman and T. M. McLean were
out to Mr. Redding's farm and helped
him locate a favorable place for the
vat. The material will be ordered
and work-started in the near future.
Mr. Redding has decided that the
cattle will do better by dipping than
to let them run and be eaten up by
We find the following letter in tht
Marianna Times-Courieri;- .,v,,
Marianna, Fla., Jan. 14, 1918. r
To My Friends and Citizens of the
State of Florida: I wish to tell you
who have sons in the service of the
United States in camps, that it has
been, as you know, reported that our
boys were not receiving proper treat treatment
ment treatment and I wish to state to you that
such is absurd, for I visited ,Camp
Wheeler and spent two days there
with my son, Charlie, and I can safe safely
ly safely say that a large majority of its
inmates are faring much better than
they fared at home."
So far as care and treatment are
concerned, I for one am perfectly
satisfied about my loved ones who
are there. Those who get any mis mistreatment
treatment mistreatment deserve it by their own dis disobedience,
obedience, disobedience, for I am sure that they
have an exceptionally good corps of
officers. I spent two days in camp
with them and I desire to thank them
for their kindness and courtesy shown
me during my stay and they will ever
have a close place in my heart and
never be forgotten. It would be a
pleasure to me at any time to receive
them in my home, and gentlemen, it
is in my heart to bid you Godspeed
and hoist high the flag of liberty and
say "Hurrah for Old Glory!" May the
day hasten that you will have the vic victory
tory victory of our country in your hands.
And now I want to say to the boys
who are hiding and running away,
boys, go back; and all of you come
over and hoist high our flag and show
your colors for your country and be
men. As ever your friend,
Silver mounted Knitting Needles at
THE BOOK SHOP. 3t
Colonel Roosevelt is Reported as
Being in a Comfortable
New York, Feb. 8. The condition
of Col. Theodore Roosevelt, who was
operated on Wednesday for fistula
and abscesses in both ears, was pro pronounced
nounced pronounced "unchanged" at the Roose Roosevelt
velt Roosevelt hospital this morning. It was
stated that Col. Roosevelt slept all
night and rested comfortably.
Persons in touch with the sickroom
considered Col. Roosevelt's condition
this morning "very encouraging." It
is not expected physicians would visit
the colonel again until this afternoon.
ALL RIGHT THIS AFTERNOON
New York, Feb. 8. The 'condition
of Col. Roosevelt at 1 :30 was declared
A LETTER FROM FRANCE
Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Hess of Wyom Wyoming,
ing, Wyoming, who are spending the winter in
Ocala, have received the following let
ter from their son, Ray A. Hess, who
is .with the Engineers, some somewhere
where somewhere in France:
116 Ammunition Train Division,
. A. E. F., France.
Dec. 30, 1917.
Dear Mama: Note my new ad address.
dress. address. We are not allowed to tell
where we are at of" give any infor information
mation information at all but I guess we will live
thru o. k.
I can not tell you what ship I was
on or how many ships were in the
convoy or how we were protected,
but I will tell you what "little news
We embarked December The
weather was very favorable all of the
way across. We were well protected.
We hit the gulf stream and for sevei
al days it was just like springtime.
We had some wind and rain but no
rough seas, the waves, however, were
often twenty feet high.
We passed transports and freight freighters
ers freighters going to New York and this is
about all we saw.
On entering the danger zone w
wore our life preservers at all times
but the sea was unfavorable for the
subs. At last we reached the bay. The
water was calm and every guard was
on the lookout. Then some one saw
a white streak in the water coming
towards us. It was a torpedo. Soon
another came. The first went in front
of us and the second went astern,
luckily, they both missed.
A small stick-like thing was ah
that could be seen. It was fired up upon
on upon and all I can tell you is that the
official report is "one submarine
sunk" and another one is believed to
have been sunk.
We soon passed into the harbor, a
look-out was kept for floating mines,
and then we were safe. We have sail sailed
ed sailed but a short ways since yesterday,
still going up the bay and into the
" The men were not excited at all.
The Wyoming boys in particular,
have taken the trip as a joy-ride and
have made some rep. for themselves.
I did not get seasick, but was dizzy
for about a week. I feel quite well
now. We can not get much of an idea
of this land from seeing the shore,
but there must be lots of people here.
A French officer came out to see
us in a tug today. He must be some
"big bug," but I don't know.
We had a good Christmas dinner,
turkey, peas, cake, salad and pota potatoes.
toes. potatoes. From now on you will hear from
me at long intervals but I am well
cared for and we must have faith in
God to bring things right.
With love, your son, Ray.
A GAINESVILLE BOY
ABOARD THE TUSCANIA
Robert F. Gray, a son of H. L. Gray
of Gainesville, is a member of Com Company
pany Company E of the 26th Engineers, one of
the companies named in the War De Department
partment Department report as being aboard the
Tuscania when she sunk. It is not yet
known whether the young man, who
is well known locally, is numbered
among the survivors or not. A mem member
ber member of his family stated last night
that Gray knew several weeks ago
that he would be sent abroad com comparatively
paratively comparatively soon, so there is little
doubt that he was with the company
aboard the torpedoed vessels.
In training school with Gray at
Washington was Harvey Hutchison, a
former student at the University of
Florida, and it is thought that he may
have been in the same company with
the Gainesville man. Hutchison's horn,
is in Palatka. Gainesville Sun.
Star ads. are business builders.
SUSPENDED THE RULE
FOR THE SOUTH
Heatless Mondays Abolished in the
Carolina s, Tennessee, Georgia,
Florida, Mississippi and
Washington, Feb. 8. The recent
fuel order prescribing heatless Mon Mondays
days Mondays has been suspended in all states
south of Virginia because of improved
weather and traffic conditions, Fuel
Administrator Garfield announced to today.
day. today. The states affected are North
and South Carolina, Tennessee, Geor Georgia,
gia, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi
and Louisiana. The first section ef
the closing order establishing a pre preferential
ferential preferential list in coal distribution sec section
tion section 10 and providing a penalty for
non-compliance will continue to stand.
AIDED THE RED CROSS
Tarpon Springs, Fla., Feb. 8. The
Greek-American sponge fishermen
have made on of the most unique
gifts that the American Red Cross has
yet received. Each fishing captain as
his boat unloaded, contributed a bunch
of sponges to a lot being gathered for
the Red Cross. The sponges were sold
for $808 at public auction on the
sponge exchange here, the only pub public
lic public sponge market in the United
States. The money was sent to the
February 8-12 is anniversary week
for the Boy Scouts. It is marked in
red letters on their calendar. Big
things are expected of all scouts on
these days. They are to sell War
Savings Stamps, recruit scoutmas scoutmasters
ters scoutmasters and do other things beneficial to
the welfare of the nation at large.
This is the end of the eighth year
of the livelihood of the Boy Scouts of
America, during which time they have
enrolled 293,000 boys. The largest in in-crease
crease in-crease in one year was made last
year, which was nearly 103,000 boys.
They are starting out the ninth
year with lots ahead of them. The
United States is in this great world
war. Even if the boys under 18 are
not directly useful to the nation in
this war, they can render a great deal
of assistance aside from being at the
front. They can sell Liberty Bonds
and War Savings Stamps, distribute
literature and help conserve the na nation's
tion's nation's supplies.
But before all this can be success successfully
fully successfully accomplished, the boys will
have to be trained. To be trained, they
need leaders, and anniversary week is
the most logical time to recruit these
Why, this organization needs 100,
000 men for scoutmasters. Our coun country
try country is at war; every national resource
is neded to win; our government needs
organized boyhood; 55 per cent of the
scout leaders have been called to na national
tional national service; juvenile crime is in increasing;
creasing; increasing; boys can be saved only by
leadership in service; loss of boy
power might mean loss of war.
In England and France juvenile
crime has increased fearfully on ac account
count account of the withdrawal from the
homes of the older members of the
family. Even at our own door, in the
state of Massachusetts, juvenile
crime has increased 50 per cent since
the beginning of the war. It is up to
the Boy Scouts of America to save
the part of the younger generation,
not now scouts, from ruin and de destruction.
struction. destruction. Besides recruiting scoutmasters and
selling War Savings Stamps, other
things have been planned for the en enjoyment
joyment enjoyment of the scouts. There is to be
a "Father and Son" banquet," spe special
cial special services for the scouts at the
churches on Sunday, and an appro appropriate
priate appropriate program for the observance cf
the birthday of Abraham Lincoln, the
greatest friend the South ever had,
and the martyr of the war between
In other words, this is to be gala
week for the scouts. Let all the citi citizens
zens citizens do all they can to aid their
younger brothers in this project and
encourage this organization.
The regular monthly meeting of
the stockholders and members of the
Ocala National Farm Loan Associa Association
tion Association will meet at the courthouse at
Ocala, at 2 p. m. Saturday, February
16th, for election of officers and such such-other
other such-other business as may come before
the meeting. All interested are urged
to be present.
W. D. Cam, President.
F. W. Ditto, Sec'y.-Trea;s. d&w
When you want accurate and
prompt prescription service, send your
prescriptions to Gerig's Drug Store, tf
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Electros must be mounted, or charge
will be made for mounting.
It is easy to teach a young dog old
There is more joy in one dollar you
scratch for than in two that are
dumped in your lap.
The Senate has passed Senator
Fletcher's bill creating an additional
federal judgeship in the southern dis district
trict district of Florida.
German officers, unlike those of
the Allies, do not lead their men. They
drive them, and the poor boobs allow
themselves to be driven.
Speaking of war bread, an old old-timer
timer old-timer says it seems strange to have
all this good rye bread and no beer
and limburger to go with it.
The Tavares Herald reproduces in
full our write-up of the Lake county
fair. We are glad to know we pleased
the Lake county folks so well.
We notice there is not as much high
kicking in the ballet as there used to
be. However, the -necessity for kick kicking
ing kicking has almost ceased to exist.
So far, President Wilson has rev
ceived more loyal support in the war
from the republicans in Congress
than from the members of his own
An experienced man says that if &
man, hasn't one particular woman to
worry about, he is likely to have two
or more, who are not particular, to
The New York Herald, which is in
favor of the "war council" measure,
very sensibly suggests that as the
president is unalterably opposed to it,
mat it oe dropped.
There is no curfew law in Ocala, but
the police should make it their busi
ness to send home kids that are out
late without the company or consent
01 their elders.
Answering the American war trade
board, Korway offers to give the
greater part of her exports to the
Allies and pleads for food, but de declares
clares declares she will remain neutral.
If you hear a pan expressing pleas pleasure
ure pleasure at such occurrences as the sink sinking
ing sinking of the Tuscania, push his face in.
If you are not big enough to, do it
yourself, you can find plenty to help
President Carranza of Mexico sent
Emperor William a warm message of
congratulation on his birthday, and
assurance of the' good will of Mexico
for Germany. When we get thru with
Germany we will attend to Mexico.
The council has elected J. N. John Johnson
son Johnson of Florence, S. C, city manager
for Ocala. His salary is to be $2000
a year. Mr. Johnson is very highly
recommended, and we certainly
couldn't expect him to do any work
worth while on, a lower salary.
Says the Sumter County Times;
"Now, Mr. Commissioners, how about
that road from Bushnell to Sumter Sumter-ville
ville Sumter-ville to connect with Ocala? If Sum Sumter,
ter, Sumter, county would only see that a
reasonably passable road was built
from 'Little Withlacoochee' at Rerdell
to Sumterville, it would connect th
Pasco roads (excepting a short 'dis 'distance
tance 'distance across the corner of Hernando
county) with the hard roads to Ocala
and shorten the usual routes between
Tampa and Ocala by at least 35 miles.
It would establish the route between
Jacksonville and Tampa as the real
short cut, and it would be the route
traveled. Sumter county ought not to
neglect this. There is hardly a more
generally needed road in the whole
state than a good road between Sum Sum-terville
terville Sum-terville and Lacoochee. It is the miss missing
ing missing link in a good chain of roads."
WHEN OUR SHIPS COME IN
The Ocala Star reminds us reluc reluctantly
tantly reluctantly that the biggest battleships and
passenger liners couldn't get into
Tampa without some more dredging
which the Star variously estimates
to cost a hundred and twenty-six mil million
lion million dollars.
Why, man, we could take that
amount and make Ocala a port of re renown!
nown! renown! Some one slipped his decimal
too far to the east when he sent out
those figures, and that, as usual,
made the west coast of Florida get the
worst of it.
However, a study of "geography,"
as the Star has it, reveals the fact
that shipping carried in vessels of ten
thousand tons or more capacity can
easily get into this port, and we are
delighted with the prospect for the
Tampa, with all other contesting
ports, has lost the naval base, which
now seems to have been a pipe dream
of some fellow who had nothing else
to work his brain on. We are disap disappointed,
pointed, disappointed, of course. But we are just as
sure as we can be that there will be
a great shipping industry, a great
commercial transportation center
here, as we are that Ocala is one of
the finest little inland cities in this
state, or any other.
Tampa is doing something for her herself;
self; herself; and what that is will be most
patent to the outsider, when results
begin to show.
Tampa is the biggest little city in
the world t We have the most to do on,
an dto do with! We have the most loy loyal
al loyal citizens; the most productive fac factories,
tories, factories, and the most delightful situa situation
tion situation for home and hotel.
We are convinced of one thing, also,
and that is that the man who said,
"You cannot lose what you have never
had 'told the truth. Therefore Tampa
has lost nothing save some time ana
a few dollars which will be more than
regained before a thirty days is gone
-Tampa Tribune. A
Tampa has nothing to grieve over.
It is the best town on, the gulf coast
of America. As for its harbor, it has
plenty of water for the gulf trade,
most of which is carried in ships of
less than six or seven thousand tons.
And if the gulf became a scene of
naval war, it would have the best
harbor of refuge and refitting for
anything but battleships ; and big
cruisers. Sure, Tampa is all right.
Nobody preaches that doctrine any
more persistently than the Star.
The sinking of the Tuscania show
that Arterican troops are being sent
a. nr- t ft
to r ranee ny untisn ports, it was
announced a few days ago that this
would be done, the French ports that
the Americans have been using hav
ing become congested with the con constant
stant constant arrival of men and supplies.
The Tuscania and her convoy were off
the north coast of Ireland when the
ship was torpedoed, and were evi
dently making for Liverpool thru the
North Channel and the Irish Sea. The
ship, of course, had plenty of boats,
and not only her convoy but patrol
boats and vessels from the life saving
stations near rushed to the rescue.
Proof of the order which prevailea
on the Tuscania is given by the land
ing of two typhoid and two nneumon-
ia cases without bad effect. Forty of
the survivors were taken to hosmtals
In the majority of cases they are
suffering from injuries as a result of
accidents in the lowering of lifeboats
or in consequence of slidinsr down
ropes. The survivors are proud of
the behavior of the only two women
on the Tuscania. They went down a
rope in fine style, laughing.
War-bread may be well enough, but
cornbread is much better. Times-
Depends upon the cook. If it is an
old Southern nigger, it is the best
bread in the world. And if served hot,
with butter and buttermilk, it is a
feast for the gods. Punta Gorda
Good cornbread is a joy and bad
cornbread is fit only for hogs.
About the best thing to do in re regard
gard regard to Russia is for Americans to
get out' of that country and leave it
to its fate. A long period of anarchy
is the best to be expected for it. This
is not the fault so much of the peo
ple of today as of the long centuries
of despotism they have been subjected
to. They do not know any better and
will not be grateful to those who try
to teach them.
Captain von Rintelen and ten of his
co-conspirators, in an attempt to fire
a British ship with bombs, were found
guilty and given the mazimum sen sentence,
tence, sentence, eighteen months' imprison imprisonment
ment imprisonment and a fine of $2,000 each. There
is something badly the matter with
our laws when men who deliberately
plotted 'murder are let off with such
Hjalmar Branting, the socialist
leader of Sweden, says the actions of
the Bolsheviki are difficult to explain,
the methods being the same as those
of the tsar and their opposition to
Finland after having agreed to her
independence being illogical. He sees
no definite political program in the
German strikes and praised President
Wilson's message as the most impor important
tant important statement since the war began.
SUPPLY OF SCHOOL
TEACHERS IS SCANTY
Faced by prospects of an increas increasing1
ing1 increasing1 demand for and diminishing sup-!
ply of school teachers for 1918-19,
the employment service of the fed-!
eral department of labor is sending j
to every state superintendent of edu- j
cation in the country a questionnaire
seeking accurate information as to
the number of teachers available for
next year and possible sources ofi
supply for vacancies. i
The Chicago branch of the service;
has let it be known that the greatest
difficulty thus far has been in obtain obtaining
ing obtaining instructors for high schools, the
greater part of whose teaching forces
have hitherto been composed of young
men. Numbers of these instructors
have been called to the national army
or have enlisted. The many special
services which the government has
been organizing have also drawn
heavily on this class of teachers, and
on senior college students from among
who mare usually recruited the an annual
nual annual additions to the school staffs.
Educational authorities have view viewed
ed viewed with some concern the growing in inroads
roads inroads on their profession which the
war is making. They have, in many
instances, started organized efforts
to fill the gaps in their ranks and
have emphasized the importance of
maintaining high standards of in instruction
struction instruction in the public schools. In this
connection Mary C. C. Bradford of
Denver, president of the National
Educational Association, has address addressed
ed addressed an appeal to the teachers of the
country, in which she said, in part:
"The school teachers of the United
States are hereby called to the colors
of the American republic. The schools
are the laboratory of good citizenship.
The children are little citizens and
must be guided in such present ex experiences
periences experiences as will make certain their
future dedication to the welfare of the
republic. The junior membership of
the Red Cross, through the school
auxiliary, offers an unsurpassable
medium through which the patriotic
activities of the children can make
themselves felt. Beginning with Lin Lincoln's
coln's Lincoln's birthday and lasting until
Washington's birthday, a nation-wide
effort is to be made in behalf of in increasing
creasing increasing the junior membership.
"The National Education Associa Association
tion Association offers every teacher in the land
the high privilege of participation in
this great campaign. The school or organization
ganization organization of each state needs your
help in this form of character educa education."
tion." education." BLITCHTON
Blitchton, Feb. 6. Mr. and Mrs.
Chipman of Ocala were Thursday
Mr. McLean of Qcala was out last
week to inspect the dipping vat.
Six hundred and four head of cat cattle
tle cattle have been dipped in the past ten
days, with only one being injured.
One cow slipped and broke her leg
entering the vat.
Mr. W. A. Hendrix of Camp John Johnston
ston Johnston visited his sister, Mrs. B. C.
Mr. Loonis : Blitch as referee ac accompanied
companied accompanied the Ocala high school bas basket
ket basket ball team to Sanford and Orlando
last week, returning Sunday.
Mr. O. S. Sanders visited the coun county
ty county seat Monday.
Messrs. G. M. Blitch of Irvine and
Kingcade Irvine of Orange Lake were
Dr. Blitch is spending this week' in
Mrs. Nettie Brown of Georgia ar arrived
rived arrived today to visit Mrs. O. S. Sand Sanders.
Mr. Goree Blitch spent Monday in
Mr. and Mrs. B. R. Blitch, Mrs. S.
H. Blitch and Messrs. B. C. and F. O.
Blitch spent Tuesday in Ocala.
Mrs. Raphael Campbell has an announced
nounced announced the engagement and ap approaching
proaching approaching marriage of her daughter,
Marie to Mr. Charles Hodge of Wil Wil-liston.
liston. Wil-liston. The marriage will occur at
home Feb. 13th."
Pohlson's Gifts only to be had at
THE. BOOK SHOP. 3t
I L T. IZLAR JR.
Gary Building Ocala, Fla.
A. E. GERIG
OCALA COCA COLA BOTTLING WORKS
Every newly approved Fashion devel developed
oped developed by clever designers of reputable
note is, or will be, shown here. Wo Women
men Women who desire imformation of the
correct fashions are invited to look
over our stock of Ready-To-Wear.
FOR STATE ATTORNEY
To-the People of the Fifth Judicial
Circuit of Florida: I hereby announce
my candidacy for re-election to the
office of state attorney, Fifth Judicial
Circuit of Florida, in the approach approaching
ing approaching primary. I have tried to merit
and will greatly appreciate your sup support.
port. support. George W. Scofield.
January' 4, ,1918.
I am a candidate for member of
the house of representatives of the
Florida legislature and shall appre appreciate
ciate appreciate the support of the democratic
voters of the county in the coming
primary. I shall run in group number
one. W. T. Gary.
FOR COMMISSIONER, DISTRICT 3
I desire to announce my candidacy
for the position of county commis commissioner
sioner commissioner from district No. 3, Marion
coimty, subject to the democratic pri primary.
mary. primary. J. W. Davis.
FOR SENATOR 20TH DISTRICT
To the Democratic Voters of Marion
and Sumter Counties (Comprising
the 20th Senatorial District):
I am a candidate for senator in the
primary election to be held June 4th,
1918. I thoroughly appreciate the
honor of having served as one of Mar Marion's
ion's Marion's representatives in the last two
sessions of the legislature. I served
my people faithfully, loyally, honest honestly
ly honestly and conscientiously. I realize that
the knowledge and experience as rep representative
resentative representative two terms will enable me
to make the people of the twentieth
district a better senator. I will ap appreciate
preciate appreciate your support and if nominat nominated
ed nominated I pledge faithful service to the
people of Marion and Sumter coun counties,
ties, counties, working for their best interests,
as well as for the whole state.
Respectfully yours, W. J. Crosby.
Citra, Fla., Feb. 6, 1918.
MEN WANTED FOR
THE HOME GUARD
The government wants at once 1400
men for the home guard in Florida,
Men must be between 31 and 40 years
of age and able to pass physical ex examination.
amination. examination. They will be armed with
Krag rifles and drilled and paid the
same as regulars, but will not be re required,
quired, required, unless extraordinary emergen emergencies
cies emergencies arise, to go outside the state. For
further particulars consult the army
recruiting officer at the postoffice.
The home guards will be used to
guard munition works, railways,
bridges, etc. They will be under the
orders of the federal .government.
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Save Food By Using Our Ice Freely It's Cheap and
Food is High Prompt Service, Full Weight and Cour Courteous
teous Courteous Treatment go with our Ice, and if you don't get
them, phone us at once.
Ocala Ice '&
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In the heart of the city with Hemming Park for a front yard.
Every moaern convenience in each room. Dining room service is
second to none,
RATES From $1.50 per day per person to $6.
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Courses in Classics, Science and Commerce. Also
Primary Department. Send for Catalogue.
Rev. F. Benedict, Director.
OPENS FOB THE FALL TERM, WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 12, 1917.
New stationery at THE BOOK
The best line of stationery we have
ever shown at Gerig'a Drug Store, tf
H 7 n TTT"Tr
Delightful and fascinating are the
new Spring Pattern and Palm Beach
Hats now to be seen at Mrs. Minnie
A. Bostick's, Harrington Hall Hotel
corner. Phone 310. 2-7-tf
OCA LA EVENING STABj FRIDAY; FEBRUARY
and War Savings
We have received our allotment of Four
Per cent Bonds of the Second Liberty Loan and
are prepared to fill orders. t 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
The Munroe & Chambliss
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. A
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.
NEW GROCERY STORE
We have opened a new place of business at the corner of Magno Magnolia
lia Magnolia street opposite the Baptist church, and will at all times carry a
complete line of
STAPLE AND FANCY GROCERIES
AND ALL KINDS OF FEED.
Everything is Brand New andresh, and our prices will be found
reasonable. Give us a trial. Free Delivery anywhere in town.
N ASM BMOTHEM
Put an Ad in
Since the beginning of the sale a number of specially attractive lines of goods have arrived and they
the said at figures that must appeal to those who know real values when they see them.
This is a brand new, yard
bought to sell for $1.25 to
the sale for
Among the pretty shades are Old Rose, Bolen'Green,
Copenhagen Blue, Navy Blue and Cornstalk.
Only one patternto a customer.
Opposite Ocala National Bank, N. Mafjnolia
telephone no. 481
, ..... ...
- wide Dress Silk which was
$1.50 per yard, selling during
INCH CAMBRIC AT
CO III ill
If Yon Have Any News for this De Department,
partment, Department, Call Two-One-Five
To Purlers in the Park
Bleessings on thee, little girl!
You've learned to knit; youve learned
The hours you spend upon each sock
Are as a string of purls;'
You've learned to knit and not to
Like countless other girls.
You start the darn thing at the top;
Around the leg you reel;
And then, in somewhat jagged way,
You slip around the heel.
The foot! The foot! Here comes the
somewhat quaint, I knew;
And then, "Hurrah for little me!
Bless Lord! I've tipped the toe!'
Blessings on thee, little girl!
You've learned to knit you've learned
"Thorn," in Palm Beach Post.
A Warning to Knitters
Stop knitting sweaters of bright
That is the message of the woman's
committee of the council of national
defense to the women of the United
States. It sends this message at the
request of the government authori authorities,
ties, authorities, whom it represents.
Official correspondence of the wom woman's
an's woman's committee shows that, while
American nurses and soldiers in
France this winter have been appeal appealing
ing appealing for a total of six million articles
of clothing made of wool, thousands
of women in the United States have
been using up enough wool for fancy
sweaters to equip the greater part ol
Knitting yarn has advanced in
price because of the enormous demand
and the limited supply. It has been
impossible for contractors and mills
to do all required of them by army,
navy, and Bed Cross needs because
enormous quantities of yarn were di diverted
verted diverted to non-essential purposes.
The woman's committee believes
that in this emergency possession of
more than one woolen sweater by any
woman should be cause for shame,
rather than pride.
Miss -Lottie Knight of Alachua is
the guest of Miss Ella Bogie.
j Mrs.1 Walter Gates of Plant City is
the guest of her brother, Mr. A. H.
Woods, and family.
After a week of illness, Miss Doro Dorothy
thy Dorothy Webber is again able to be at her
post in the Book Shop.
. m m m
Miss Susie Lu Ellis expects to go
out into the country tomorrow to visit
Mrs. Willard Blood until Tuesday.
Mrs. Mary E. Bogie has returned
from Lakeland, where she has been
engaged with stenographic work for
Mr. and Mrs.-O. E. Cox and sons,
Jimmy and Bobbie, have moved from
the Colonial into Mrs. Paul Theus'
home on Okiawaha avenue.
Mrs- Mathews and daughter, Miss
Edwina, who make their home with
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Cameron and
family, expect to leave Tuesday for a
visit at their former home in Colum-
bus, Ga. Miss Mathews also expects
A big lot of brand new designs just in, and among
them is bound to be the kind you have in mind for your
new spring decorations. They were bought to sell for 20
cents a yard, but they will be on sale as long as they last
19 CENTS A YARD.
to visit friends in Opelika, Ala. They
will be away about two months.
m m m
Authoritative Answers to Bed Cross
I have heard that there is a short shortage
age shortage of wooL 13 this true?
Most emphatically true! The situa situation
tion situation with respect to our wool supply
is such that economy in its use is a
vital necessity. Woman are particu particularly
larly particularly requested not to encourage the
further manufacture or use of colorea
yarns not suitable, for soldiers' and
sailors' garments, and to knit no more
than is absolutely necessary for
themselves or members of their fam families.
ilies. families. Does the Bed Cross accept gifts of
Yes, the chapters will accept old
linen for hospital use, provided it is
in good condition; and there must be
no holes in the pieces.
Are knitted wash cloths acceptable
to the Red Cross?
Yes, if knitted in a fine mesh they
are accepted when offered. Wash
cloths made of bath toweling are also
desired and are much preferred.
Why. can't I make surgical dress dressings
ings dressings at my home?
It is necessary that surgical dress dressings
ings dressings be made under specified sanitary
conditions and under such authorized
instruction and supervision, such as
only Red Cross workers can afford.
Home workers may make hospital
garments, and knit and sew for refu refugees.
gees. refugees. Don't forget that "Mrs. Briggs of
the Poultry Yard" will be at the Tem Temple
ple Temple theater on St. Valentine's Day.
On Hoffman Press
No Glossy Finish
Just Phone 101
BUY WAR SAVINGS STAMPS
Own Your Own Home
A House and Two Lots
A House and 3 Acres
A House and 2 Lots
Can be Bought With Monthly Pay Payments
ments Payments of
L M. MURRAY
Room 5, Holder Block,
are also being included in
This three-act comedy promises to be
very amusing, and more than that is
to be put on by local talent. The
prices of admission will be 25 and 50
cents, and the proceeds will be given
to the Red Cross.
Valentine Silver Tea
A silver tea will be. given next
Thursday afternoon from 3 to 6 p. m.
at the home of Mrs. T. M. Moore on
Fort King avenue. All sorts of good goodies
ies goodies will be sold, tea cakes, brown
bread, stuffed prunes and dates and
Hoover candy. The proceeds of this
affair are for the Methodist Sunday
school fund. The tea will be given
by the Friendship bible class of the
church, and every one is cordially in invited.
vited. invited. Silver Tea at Mrs. MacKay's
The regular monthly silver tea
given by the ladies of the Presbyter Presbyterian
ian Presbyterian church will be held Monday after afternoon
noon afternoon from 3:30 to 5:30, at the home
of Mrs. George MacKay. All friends
are cordially invited. 8-2t
"Very Good Eddie"
The amusing comedy, "Very Good
Eddie" that stood the test of a year
on Broadway will be at the Temple
Theatre 'Monday night. The story is
of two pairs of newlyweds who start
on the trip up the Hudson and get
mixed -me husband and one wife go
ashore to look, for baggage and get
left. The other two are obliged to
continue: the trip .to the first stop
where they find after landing, that
there is no boat, or: train back until
the next day. ;The adventures of the
bride and groom on, the boat and at
the hotel ; are highly amusing and
withal never disagreeable for the au audience
dience audience although keeping everyone
laughing : immoderately. That the
missing husband and wife finally
reach the ..same, hotel, and discover
their missing "halves'', is, of course to
be .expected and- complications .that
follow are j very ; ludicrous.
Mrs. F. A. j Howse who formerly
lived in this county, but now at Ocala,
fell from her porch Sunday evening
about seven o'clock and struck her
head against a large rock. The porch
is about four or five feet high at the
place she fell, and in the fall she
broke one arm. and it was feared her
skull was fractured. In fact the doc doctors
tors doctors had to take several stitches in it.
For a i long: time it was feared that
the fracture would prove fatal, but at
last accounts she was reported as get getting
ting getting along:, fairly well and it is now
hoped that o she i will -recover. Mrs.
Howse is mother of Mrs. J. C. B.
Mrs. Howse-war resting very well
at noon today.
Mrs. Li G.' KetchumJs entertaining
a few neighborhood .friends very in
formally this afternoon ; in honor ot
Mrs. J. D. MacDonald's great aunt,
Mrs. J. W. MacGregor, of Palatka,
who is their guest for a few days.
The half-dozen ladies asked to meet
Mrs. MacGregor were asked -to takt
their knitting, and late in the after
noon MrsKttchum will serve, tea.
Mrs. H; C: Dozier expects to leave
this afternoon for Chattanooga, to
spend a fortnight near her husband,
Captain H. C. Dozier, who is station stationed
ed stationed at Fort Oglethorpe. Miss Cornelia
and Master Harry Dozier will stay
with their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs.
John Dozier during their mother's ab absence.
sence. absence. m m m
Mrs. G. F. Fitch and little girls,
Sallie and Leta of Buffalo, and Mrs.
Ira F. Bennett and little son of Chi
cago, arrived in Ocala' yesterday aft
ernoon for. a several months visit.
They will be joined tomorrow by their
sister; ;Mrs. ,G. F. : : Armstrong and
daughter- of Savannah.
Mrs. T. S. Trantham and little
daughter Josephine Carr left yester yesterday
day yesterday afternoon for a two weeks visit
to Mrs. C E. Ahem and family in St.
Mrs. Hattie Williams of Kentucky,
left yesterday for a brief visit to her
visit, Mrs. E. H. Mote in Leesburg.
(Continued on Fourth Page)
BELLEVIEW CIVIC LEAGUE
Belleview, Feb. 6 At a regulai
meeting of the league he!d Tuesday,
February-5th, three candidates for
membership were balloted for and ac accepted,
cepted, accepted, permission was given Mr.
Edmund Armstrong to'. organize a
minstrel club, and to occupy the hall
for that, purpose.
Progressive 500 was played the
night of January 31st. There were
seven tables of players.
At the dance held the night of Feb.
1st there were a larger number of
persons present than at any of the
previous dances. The next dance will
be held the night of Feb. 15th.
The secretary of the league was
directed to extend to ex-president,
Capt. J. M. Beardsley, of Rock Isl Island,
and, Island, Iowa, the league's congratula
tions upon his having passed suc
cessfully a dangerous surgical opera operation.
tion. operation. The work of building a cistern has
At the oyster supper given the night
of January 30th, there was a large
number present, several coming from
Lake Weir and Candler. After the
supper the tables were cleared, and
dancing' and card playing were par participated
ticipated participated in by quite a number.
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This rate is for consecutive
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New Spring Hats for women,
misses and children, emphasize the
becomingness in which you can make
your selections. Minnie A. Eostick,
Harrington Hall Hotel corner. 7-tf
Highland Linen at THE BOOK
Buy war savings stamps to help
win the war, and have us fill your
prescriptions for accurate service.
The Court Pharmacy. tf
Star ads. are business accelerators.
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OCALA KVEJiWG STAB, rmDAY. FEKiUAltT S, K1S
NOT ANY TIME TO LOSE
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Mr. J. B. Horrell's friends are glad
to see him out again after his recent
Nunnally's Candies, always fresh,
At Gerig's Drug Store. tf
The directors of the fair association
will meet at the board of trade room
Monday at 2 p. in.
We have left a few of those 29-cent
boxes of Correspondence Cards which
we think will please you. Gerig's
Mr. Francis Webber is here from
Jacksonville, and will act as engineer
on one of the Daylight Line boats.
A. full assortment of the famous
PAKRO Seedtape. Just the thing for
the small fall garden. Ocala Seed
Harley Marsh left on the midnight
train for Camp Wheeler, where he
will drive a car for his brother. First
Lieutenant R. L. March of Company
W. K. Lane, M. D Physician and
Surgeon, specialist Eye, Ear, Nose and
Throat. Law Library Building, Ocala,
Mr. George Davis, after a brief
visit to home and friends here, left
this afternoon for Camp Johnston.
The unit George belongs to has been
ordered north and it is more than
suspected that it will soon be "over
The American Fruit Store, Carn Carn-Thomas
Thomas Carn-Thomas building, Magnolia street.
Fruits and vegetables delivered to
your door. Phone 279. 2-8-3t
The girls' basket ball team of the
Ocala high school will have a game
on their home ground tomorrow with
the team from Orlando. It promises
to be a very interesting game and the
Star hopes a good crowd will be out.
The game begins at 3:30.
Arnold A. Buser, a brother of Al Alfred
fred Alfred L. Buser, athletic coach at the
University of Florida, was attached to
the 107th supply train, one of the
units aboard the Tuscania according
to the War Department's report 'of
yesterday. His fate is not known.
Mr. W. V. Newsom has received a
letter from his brother, George (Tin (Tinker)
ker) (Tinker) Newsom, from Basje 6, wherever
that is, but presumably in England,
as' he stated he was now paid off in
pounds instead of dollars. Mr. New Newsom
som Newsom wrote his people some time ago
that he would sail on the 28th and
would enter an English aviation
training school, so that is where he
probably is. He said there was an another
other another Ocala boy there, J. D. Metcalf,
formerly with Edward Tucker of this
city. Mr. Newsom stated that his
mechanic told him he could soon take
Cotton Plant, Feb. 7. Fine weath weather
er weather we are having now. Everybody is
busy on the farms.
Our Sunday school superintendent
explained the wheatless meal plan to
the Sunday school two weeks ago
and last Sunday the number of meals
without wheat were reported by the
twelve families represented at Sun Sunday
day Sunday school. There were about 115
meals wheatless. Pretty good for one
week. But the best part is that these
weeks will continue and there will be
wheatless and meatless days and
meals, and there may be a few "eat "eat-less"
less" "eat-less" ones.
St. Johns Sunday school was well
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Flowers, Mrs.
Boney and Miss Eloise Wilson of
Montbrook were guests of Mr. and
Mrs. William Wilson Saturday night
and Sunday, and attended Sunday
school here. Mrs. Boney remained
here with her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Miss Eloise Wilson will join her
parents here after school closes at
Miss Lula Doke of Ocala spent the
past week end with Miss Carrie Bar Bar-co.
Miss Helen Veal, who is attending
school in Ocala, spent the past week
end with her aunt, Mrs. A. W. Wood Woodward.
ward. Woodward. v
Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Woodward and
son, James spent Sunday with Mr.
and Mrs. S. A. Nerl of Fellowship.
Mr. Will E. Veal of Wildwood
spent Tuesday night here with D. M.
Barco and daughter. He"returned to
Wildwood Wednesday noon.
C. R. Veal attended the school
boar.d meeting in Ocala this week.
Mr. F. M. Morris expects to leave
soon to join Uncle Sam's flyers. He
" left Thursday for Palatka to report
to the local board.
Private Jesse Strickland, who is
stationed at Fort Screven, has been
very ill with acute bronchitis. His
afther and brother went to see him.
They found him improving and left
him able to sit up. His father was de delighted
lighted delighted with the care his son was re receiving
ceiving receiving in the hospital and the sani sanitary
tary sanitary condition of same.
Porter Pitts, a young man from an
HZ adjoining community, stationed at
Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., was, reported
very ill. His mother left for his bed bedside
side bedside Sunday morning.
Booster Period in Shower of Gold
Contest Closes Feb. 9th
Booster period in the Star's Show Shower
er Shower of Gold for Babies means simply
this: For each and every yearly sub subscription
scription subscription secured and turned in to the
Shower of Gold department on or be before
fore before February 0th, a ballot for 25,000
free votes will be issued. These are
in addition to the regular scale of
vote sallowed on subscriptions. Two
six-months subscriptions during this
offer will be counted as one yearly
subscription in issuing extra votes.
Parents, do you realize what the
above offer means to you?
-4 ? '.jry.
Little Candidate from Kendrick
Can you realize in Booster period
an opportunity, for success?
Here is an opportunity for new en entries
tries entries in the magnificent Shower of
Gold for Babies. -Booster period is
the contestant's harvest. It is pos positively
itively positively the largest offer of extra votes
to be made during the entire contest;
never again will subsciptions count
for as many votes as they will during
the Booster period which closes Feb.
9th. You can enter the contest to today,
day, today, and in a few: days store up a
reserve vote that will put your baby
under the ribbon a winner when the
campaign comes to a close. Those who
wait until later; in the r contest will
lose the advantage of the Booster
votes and to lose such an apparent
advantage will mean much. To em
brace the opportunity, means more
it means gold for you and your baby.
Little Daughter of G. Nasri, Ocala
Paste this in your hat! If you want
to win that $300 this is the time for
serious action on your part. One sub
scription today during Booster per
iod is worth in round figures many
times as many votes as it will be dur
ing the last period of the contest.
Doesn't that spell OPPORTUNITY to
you? It does. And it spells success for
your baby, too.
If you haven't seriously considered
entering your baby's name in the
Shower of Gold campaign, hesitate na
longer, act today, for Booster period
is the chance you've been waiting for,
Enter the Shower of Gold Booster
"Booster Period" of the Star's
Shower of Gold for Babies is all the
name' implies. It gives those who
made most of their efforts a chance
to place themselves sd far in the lead
that it will be impossible for those
waiting until later to overcome the
big bonus votes obtained by the early
Candidates are cautioned against
the advice of their friends who tell
them to hold off until later with their
The Shower of Gold department
positively guarantees the offer in ef effect
fect effect until Feb. 9th the largest offer of
votes ever to be given in the contest.
It guarantees that every yearly sub subscription
scription subscription turned in up to that date to
equal more votes than yearly sub subscriptions
scriptions subscriptions "turned in during the last
period. Why? Because the Shower of
Gold department wants to protect
those who get in early from the per person
son person who, in an effort to attain some
unwarranted honor would resort to
his check, book to defeat his compe competitor.
titor. competitor. ''
There will positively be no chance
for anything like this; -asthe-votes
decrease to such an extent that it
would be folly for anyone to attempt
f ... TV.
Following is the line-up for the
basketball game between the boys of
the Ocala and Inverness high schools
Inverness: Connelly, J., Scofield,
guards; Hicks, center; Bryce, Con Con-nell,
nell, Con-nell, R. forwards.
Ocala: Wesson, Meffert, guards;
Talbott, center; Block, Hall, forwards.
President Nash of the city, council
has received a telegram from Mr. J.
N. Johnson, who was elected city
manager at last night's meeting, an announcing
nouncing announcing his acceptance of the office
and saying he will be here Feb. 14.
Program of the Marion County
Teachers Association to be Held
at M'Intosh, Saturday, Feb. 9
Song, by pupils of Mcintosh school.
Invocation by Rev. Montgomery.
Welcome words by Mr. J. K.
Christian, of the Mcintosh trustees.
Paper on correlation of English
with other subjects of the curriculum,
by Mr. B. D. Adams, principal of the
Griner Farm school.
Paper on question, "Is Six Hours
the Ideal Length for a School Day,"
by Miss Mary Nash, principal of the
"Good Discipline and How to Ob
tain It," by Miss Carrie Holly of the
Dinner with the people of Mcin
After dinner an address will be de
livered by Prof. J. W. Norman of the
University of Florida.
INCOME TAX COLLECTOR
Deputy Collector C. T. Watson will
be in room 213 second floor, postoflice
building, until the 16th instant, with
blanks and other necessary informa
tion, and will be glad to assist all
persons liable for income tax returns.
to buy out their competitor.
If You Want to Win You Must Get
an Early Start
". Then again, no candidate will ever
know the standing of another. Fair Fairness,
ness, Fairness, protection to the early starters,
facts and nothing more constitutes
the foundation of the principles on
which the Shower .of Gold will be
Every candidate has the right of
way with plenty of room for new en
tries. Just one vote more than youi
competitors and the grand prize of
$300 is yours. Just as easy -as it looks,
Call or write and let us explain.
Advice to Parents
The manager of the Shower of Gold
contest has been through several
canmaiens similar to this one. and
wishes to give parents of babies en
tered in the contest a few words of
advice. In the first place, every avail available
able available subscription should be turned in
at once in order that as good a start
as possible be made these first few
days. People always like to help those
who help themselves, and if it is seen
that advances are being made from
day to day, it is certain that assist assistance
ance assistance will come from every quarter.
Just see your friends today. Interest
them in the contest and have them
save the coupons which are published
weekly in the Star. Do not overlook
a subscription and you will be sur surprised
prised surprised how rapidly your votes will
Just make up your mind to win the
grand prize, and do not let anything
interfere with that determination
The effort is not great and the
awards are so exceptionally liberal as
to be worth every endeavor put forth.
Don't Be Discouraged
Rumors will be circulated from
time to time in the contest, regarding
the strength or support of such and
such a candidate, etc. These stories
are started, as a rule, to frighten out
the timid. Do not be influenced by
them. Make your own fight and let
the others worry about you. It is too
early in the race for anyone to at attempt
tempt attempt to anticipate probable results.
No candidate will be permitted to
poll more than 5000 votes more than
the leading candidate had to his or
her credit in the previous published
All votes in excess of the limit are
retained at the Shower of Gold de department
partment department and are voted from day to
day as the rules permit. So if you are
one, who has more votes in the Show Shower
er Shower of Gold department don't worry,
they will be credited in due time and
in accordance with the rules.
USED CASING BARGAINS J
Four straight side 33x4 casings in
fine condition. Also four tubes for
Two straight side 35x4 casings, in
good condition; tubes for same.
Two good straight side casings,
34x3; tubes for same.
Half a dozen prest-o-lite tanks,
two sizes, at one-third regular price;
good as new.
Gears and complete motors for
Buick, Overland and Reo cars that
have been dismantled.
Headlights, windshields, magnetos,
coils, wheels, rims, etc., from these
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To Those Knitting Helmets
All ladies knitting Red Cross hel helmets
mets helmets are requested to crochet around
the face opening. 9-tf
At the Temple
June Elridge, who so pleased her
audience last week in "The Marriage
Market," will be seen at the Temple
today in another World film, "Shall
We Forgive Her." There will also
be a Hearst-Pathe News.
Mr. Fred Cook returned home last
night from a brief visit in Palatka.
Mrs. W. A. Barrett and little girl
went to Jacksonville Thursday after afternoon
noon afternoon for a short visit to relatives.
Mrs. Davis and son of Clearwater,
have arrived in Ocala for an extended
visit to Mrs. A. E. Long and family.!
Capt. Davis is now stationed at Camp
'The Million Dollar Doll" at the
Temple last night was a very be bewitching
witching bewitching little actress and the entire
show was greeted with much enthus enthusiasm.
iasm. enthusiasm. The comedian was also good,
but the quartet made the biggest hit.
The members were called back sev several
eral several times and finally had to ignore
their appreciative listeners.
Mrs. C. G. Rorebeck was the host
ess at a charming 1 o'clock luncheon
today at the DeSoto hotel, given in
honor of Miss Estelle Byrd, whose
marriage to Capt. Byron Bushnell
will be an event of the near future.
Among those who were present were
Misses Teas, Webb, Martha Flowers,
Sunshine Wallis, Nellie Nelson, Lois
Rogers and Miss Byrd and Mrs. Rore
beck. Tampa Times.
In the Circuit Court of the Fifth Ju Judicial
dicial Judicial Circuit of Florida In and for
Marion County In Chancery.
George Townsend, Complainant, vs.
Lie wis Steele, et al., Defendants:
Order for Constructive Service.
It is ordered that the defendants
herein named, to-wit: All unknown
parties claiming interests, through, or
under Lewis Steele, or Oeorge t. 'Mc 'Mc-Leod,
Leod, 'Mc-Leod, or otherwise, in and to the fol
lowing described land lying and 'being
in Marion county, Florida, to-wit:
Northeast quarter of northwest quar
ter of section twenty-eight, township
fourteen, south, range twenty-two
east, be and they are hereby required
to appear to the bill of complaint filed
in this cause on or berore
Monday, the 6th day of May. 1918.
It is further ordered that a copy of
this order he iinrmished once a weeK
for 12 consecutive weeks in the Ocala
Evening Star, a newspaper published
in said county and state.
This 1st day of February, 1918.
(Seal) P. H. NUGENT,
Clerk Circuit Court, Marion f County,
Florida. By Ruth Ervin, IX C. s
W. E. SMITH.
Complainant's Solicitor. l-l-12t
Notice is given that toy virtue of a
final decree of foreclosure of different
mortgages wherein Willie S. Bullock
Is complainant and David S. Woodrow
and others, defendants, I will sell In
front of the west door of the court
house for Marion county, Florida, on
Monday, the 4th day of March, A. D.
"between the legal hours of sale, the
following described mortgaged prop property,
erty, property, or so much thereof as will be
sufficient to pay the sums due thereon
with cost of sale, to-wit: to pay the
sum of $1553.50 and cost of sale, I will
sell lots "1" and E and the ten flu)
acre lot lying south of Lot E," all in
Rickard's Survey and plat of the Al
varez Grant, Marion county, Florida,
for Joseph Caldwell, as recorded In
book lettered "K" in the office of clerk
of the circuit court for Marion county,
Florida, page 741, excepting the right
or way to the Atlantic Coast Line Ball Ball-way
way Ball-way Company. At the same time and
place, to pay the sum of $5998.85 and
cost of sale, I will sell all of those cer certain
tain certain tracts or parcels of land known
as the town of Woodmar, East Lake
Weir, Marion county, Florida, and
more particularly described as "being,
lots as appears in plat book lettered
"A," page 132, being lots eighty-eight
to one hundred and eight, both Inclu Inclusive;
sive; Inclusive; lots 71 to 76, tooth inclusive; lots
79, 80, 82, 83, 84; lota 61, 62, 63; lots
50 to 57 both, Inclusive; lots 31, 32, 39;
lots nine and eighteen; also an undi undivided
vided undivided one-half Interest in lots one to
eight, both inclusive, of George F.
Williams' sub-division of the south southwest
west southwest quarter of tolock sixty-seven
(67) according to the Old Survey of the
city of Ocala, Florida, as recorded in
the office of clerk of the circuit court
for (Marion county, Florida, In iplat
book "A," page 173; also fourteen
shares of the capital stock of the
Ocala Plumbing and Electric Com Company,
pany, Company, represented toy certificates 2 to
11. At the same time and place to pay
the sum of $782.14 and cost of sale,
I will sell those certain tracts of lands
described as toeing lots numbered one
and two, thirty-seven and thirty-eight,
of the Magnolia Place sub-division of
Ocala, Marion county, Florida, as ap appears
pears appears by plat recorded In the office of
the clerk of the circuit court for Mar Marian
ian Marian county, Florida, In plat book "A,"
And at the same time and place to
pay the sum of $3493.11 and the cost
of sale, I will sell those certain tracts
or parcels of land described as, begin beginning
ning beginning at a stake on the north boundary
of the northeast quarter of the south southeast
east southeast quarter of section 1 of T 17 a. R
3 e, 10.90 chs east of the southwest
corner of the same and running south
33 deg., E 4.50 chs to a street, thence
N 59 deg., E 1.30 chs thence N 36
deg., W 3.75 chs to C. F. Benson's land,
thence W 1.34 chs to the p. o. b. Also
that other tract described as commenc commencing
ing commencing at government post at the north northwest
west northwest corner of lot 1 of section 12 T
17 S, R 23 E, thence E 3.30 chs, thence
N 10 chs, thence E 10 chs, thence 6 10
chs, thence S 50 deg. and 30 mln., E
217 feet to the center of Grand avenue,
thence S 76 deg. and 30 min., E 980
feet to a stake at the edge of the water
of Lake Weir at the southwest corner
of R. C. Johnson's land, thence along
the edge of .the lake southwesterly to
the south boundary of lot one of S 12,
T 17 S, R 23 E. thence west to the
southwest corner of said lot one,
thence north 20 chs to the p. o. be being
ing being ten acres in the south half of lot
7 of S 1, T 17 S, R 23 E, and also all
of lot one of S 12, T 17 S, R 23 E, lying
west and south of R. C. Johnson's
land, except a strip 2.28 chs north
and south. across the south side of lot
one. S 12, T 17 S, R 23 E, as deeded
to W. W. and A. Acherson, and further
excepting all portions of the said
mortgaged premises last described that
have been released by written releases
as appears of date March the 15th,
1915.. and recorded: In "isatlsfactlonrof
mortgage book, page 397.
-- H.-MV HAMPTON,
2-l-Fri-5t Special Master.
TEMPLE TflEATQE ONE MG
Monday, Feb.' tMM
THE MUSICAL EVENT OF THE SEASON
i ri fe kl i
Direcr yronrvor.e years RUN
f ti,c PRINCESS THEATRE. NewYorkCity.
I i (7 a: ?A 1.
Wi T y JT'T-H. JP- w
TO THE PUBLIC: It is not often we advise our patrons to attend
any production and when we do it's above the average. We can and
do "Guarantee" "Very Good Eddie," unquestionably one of the very
best attractions ever played in Ocala. Signed, E. C BENNETT,
Manager Temple Theater. PRICES 5 0c 75c $1, $1.50 PLUS
i : ;
WANTED, LOST, FOUND, FOR SALE, FOR RENT AND SIM SIM-.
. SIM-. ILAR LOCAL NEEDS
RATES: Six line maximum, one time 25c.; three times 50c; six
times 75c.; one month $3. Payable in advance.
DR. D. M. BONEY
I especially offer my services to the
people of Central Florida, and invite
personal visits or mail orders.
202-204 Hogan SU, Park Hotel Bldg,
, JACKSONVILLE. FLORIDA
RAGS WANTED Cotton rags, no
scraps. Apply at the Star office, tf
WANTED 1000 bushels seed sweet
potatoes. Will pay $1.25 per busheL
Write or telegraph quickly. Fred M.
Preston, Orlando, Fla., Route 2. 4 6t
WANTED Farm ready for immed immediate
iate immediate cultivation for general farming.
Substantial party will rent or buy.
Give full particulars first letter. P.
O. Box 251, Jacksonville, Fla. 4-6t
JOR SALE A nice 'residence lot,
75 x 105 feet, on Ray street, adjoin adjoining
ing adjoining handsome E. P. Rentz residence
on Fort King avenue; cash or easy
terms. Address owner, N. Clements,
Citra, Fla., or inquire at the Star of office.
fice. office. 2-2-6t
FOR SALE Stucco bungalow; latest
improvements; lot 75' x 187; cement
fence and walk; all kinds of fruit
trees. Also building .lot 63 x 187.
Carl Wenzel & : Son, 702 Wyominia
St, Ocala, Fla. 2-2-lm
FOR SALE Sea Island and Flor Flor-adora
adora Flor-adora cotton seed. Want velvet beans
and peanuts. Anthony Farms, An An-thny,
thny, An-thny, 'Fla. mon-thur-tf
FOR "SALE 14 Buick roadster, four
new tires. Cost $1450. Price $350. Ap Apply
ply Apply to Theus Brothers' ; Furniture
Store, Ocala, Fla. thu-fri-sat
WANTED By a northern middle middle-aged
aged middle-aged lady position .as housekeeper
for elderly couple, widower or bach bachelor;
elor; bachelor; no incumbrances. Address, M.
J. G., 713 E. 4th St Ocala. Fla. 7-t
Prescriptions filled at Gerig's Drug
Store by registered pharmacists. One
i3 on duty at all times. tf
Poems of Silver- Springs at THE
BOOK SHOP. 3t
Kopper King spark plugs for Max Maxwell
well Maxwell and Ford cars, at the Maxwell
Service Station. 5-3t
flftTefnl T!fftimat made on all Con
act-TO3rJczirGtYe!S-JIore and. Better
Work for the Mot-71 than any other
contractor in the city!
:t; smartest a brightest
SUCCESS OF THE Jj
r0i I li U I
BOLTON & KRN.
FOR RENT Large, well furnished
rooms; electric lights; hot and cold
water, and all modern convenience.
Arrangements for housekeeping. Ap Apply
ply Apply Mrs. Wm. Sinclair, 20 Herbert
FOR SALE Nice lot 70 x 112 in sec second
ond second ward. Also wish to rent or pur purchase
chase purchase 89-acre farm near Ocala. W.
W. Condon. 1-8-tf
WANTED Old False Teeth Don't
Matter if Broken. I pay $2 to $15 per
set. Also cash for old gold, silver and
broken jewelry. Send by parcel post
and receive check by return mail. Will
hold goods ten days for sender's ap approval
proval approval of my offer. L. Mazer, 2007 So.
5th St., Philadelphia, Pa. 17-18t
FOR SALE New typewriter, at $3
per month. Room 5, Holder Block,
Ocala, Fla. 12-tf
FOR SALE Five acres of good land,
2 miles from courthouse,- all fenc fenced;
ed; fenced; buildings; fruit in season. $225
cash or terms. Mrs. F. Tweedle, Gen General
eral General Delivery, Ocala. 4-6t
WANTED A sawmill or timber man
who can handle labor and bring some
laborers with him; must understand
loading logs on cars and be a hustler.
Pay once a week. Apply to Brandon
Lumber Company, Reddick, Fla. 4-6t
FOR SALE One 1-year-old pointer,
untrained, $5; one 6-months-old pure
bred French bulldog, $15. Apply at
Carter's Bakery. Phone 360. 4-6t
LOST Bunch of keys, at the postof postof-fice.
fice. postof-fice. Suitable reward for their return
to the Star office. 7-3t
LOST Dull gold signet ring with
bright "X" on seal. Initials "S. P. M."
inside. Return to Star office and re receive
ceive receive reward. 6-3t
WANTED Licensed chauffeur wants
position to drive private car or one
for hire. Inquire at Star office. 7 6t
In the Circuit Court of the Fifth Ju Judicial
dicial Judicial Circuit of Florida in and for
ilarion County In Chancery.
George Townsend, Complainant, vs.
Lewis Steele, et aL. Defendants:
Order for Constructive Service.
It is rdeTed that the defendants
herein named, to-wit: Lewis Steele
and George D. McLeod, be and they are
hereby required to appear to the bill
of complaint filed In this cause on or
Moidar. the lt day of April, 1918.
It is further ordered that a copy of
this order be published once a. week
for 8 consecutive weeks in the Ocala
Kvening Star, a newspaper published
in said county and state.
This 1st day of February, 1918.
(Seal) P. 1L NUGENT,
Clerk Circuit Court, Marion County,.
- Florida. By Ruth Ervin. D. C.
W. E. SMITH.
Complainant's Soli iter.. 1-1-8 1
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