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OCALA, FLORIDA, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 1918.
VOL. 25, NO, 15
BOTH SIS HEADY
, FOR BATTLE
Fiercest Struggle the World has Ever
' Seen About to Begin in
Washington, Feb. 20 After exten extensive
sive extensive preparations silently and syste systematically
matically systematically carried on, it is apparent
that both the Germans and Allies are
ready for the long expected offensive
in the west, says Secretary Baker in
his weekly review of military opera operations.
tions. operations. The secretary says the bulk of
the German forces are now; assembled
in the west. -:
TOO QUICK FOR THE TEUTONS
With the American Army, France,
Feb. 20. A German patrol ready to
ambush an American patrol was dis discovered
covered discovered yesterday morning by a sen sentry,
try, sentry, who gave the alarm. Then Amer American
ican American machine guns riddled the, enemy
and the Germans fled; carrying casu casualties.
alties. casualties. It is thought that this "is the
same patrol that successfully am ambushed
bushed ambushed some Americans last week.
No American casualties in yester yesterday's
day's yesterday's encounter were recorded.
On the Issues of the War to Ocala
People from the Bandstand
The issues that are at stake in his
war, the conditions that gave rise to
it and to our entrance in it, the con conditions
ditions conditions that our soldiers will have to
face in France and the fight they will
, have to make, together with many
first-hand stories of life at the front
will be given Friday evening, Feb.
22nd, at 8 o'clock from the bandstand
by Sergeant Verne Marshall of Cedar i
Rapids, Iowa, who represents the
speakers' bureau of the United States
treasury.-Sergeant Marshall, previous
to his enlistment in the American
army was a first line ambulance driy
er with the army of France. He was
a member of the American Ambu Ambulance
lance Ambulance Field Service, an organization
that was formed soon after the be beginning
ginning beginning of the war. : At 'his home, in
Iowa Marshall is editor of the Cedar
Rapids' Gazette. He joined the French
army together with other young men
from this country who felt the call
before "the United States picked up
the gauntlet flung down by Prussia.
Then he enlisted as a private in the
American army, refusing proffers of
a commission because he wished to
know life in the ranks. 4
Following his return from France
and previous to his enlistment here
he was influential in v raising large
sums for the Red Cross, Belgian re relief,
lief, relief, etc. Now he is being sent through
the Southern states to tell his story
that people here may know just what
his country has undertaken to do and
must do. His narrative is one that
drives into the hearts and minds of
'his hearers a picture that is not easi
ly? erasted. He tells of life at the
front, of the tremendous action there
and the little human-interest inci incidents
dents incidents as well, in way that brings a
clearer understanding of the task
that is before this nation, and every
man, woman and child who swears al
legiance to it.
BANKS WILL OBSERVE
Friday, February 22nd, 1918, being
a legal holiday (Washington's birth
day) in the state of Florida, the un
dersigned banks of this city will be
closed for business on that day.
The Commercial Bank.
The Ocala National Bank.
The Munroe & Chambliss
"WILLIAMS JUBILEE SINGERS
The Williams Jubilee Singers, one
of the best colored musical troupes on
the road, who have been coming to
Ocala, for several seasons, will again
be here Thursday evening, February
21st, at Metropolitan Theatre. Many
white people heard this company last
year, and .regretted that their friends
lid not, for it is a musical treat of ex exceptional
ceptional exceptional value. There will be seats
reserved for the white people. See
the advertisement in this issue.
Notice is hereby given that the city
council will receive bids on February
19th, 7:30 o'clock p. m., for the ap appointment
pointment appointment of a scavenger of the city
of Ocala in accordance with ordinance
now on file in the city clerk's office.
Bids to be filed with the city clerk on.
or before said date.
13-tf H, C. Sistrunk, City Clerk.
Statement by Lloyd George Accepted
by British Papers as
. (Associated Pres)
' London, Feb. 20. A majority of
the morning papers accept the state statement
ment statement made in the house of commons
yesterday by Premier t Lloyd-George,
as a satisfactory explanation and en entirely
tirely entirely approve the Versailles agree agreement.
ment. agreement. They ; consider the whole in incident
cident incident straightened out. The opinion
is j expressed that no government
crisis is likely to arise at present, al although
though although hostile papers believe the gov government
ernment government has been weakened by recent
ANOTHER STRIKE AHEAD
London, Feb. 20. The German in independent
dependent independent socialists are arranging
for a demonstration strike in the mu munitions
nitions munitions factories throughout the "em "empire,
pire, "empire, commencing March 1st, reports
from Berlin say.
CAUGHT TWO DISTILLERS
Sheriff Galloway's office yesterday
took in two illicit distillers at Reddick
yesterday, catching the men and their
outfits almost in the town limits. The
men were colored, Jessie Williams to totally
tally totally blind and Charlie Smith.
The men had unusually elaborate
and complete distilleries, and a good
deal of ingenuity was shown in their
construction. The men are in jail and
their confiscated outfits at the sheriffs
office where they are a source' of such
W. C. T. V. MEETING
Tuesday afternoon the W. C. T. U.
met at the Presbyterian church with a
fairly full attendance. In the absence
of the President, Mrs. B. H. Seymour,
the Vice President, Mrs. Van' Hood
The devotional service was a mem
orial to the late Lieutenant Wiley
Burf ord whose mother is one of tht
most loyal members of the Union.
The 91st Psalm was read and Mrs.
Geo. Martin led in an earnest prayer
following was a tender, talk by Mrs.
Hood who, told how as a little boy,
Wiley marched in the first temper temperance
ance temperance parade that was a forecast of
the victory for prohibition in Marion
County. She told many beautiful in incidences
cidences incidences of his life as he developed
into strong young manhood and paid
a glowing tribute to his last brave
act in which he made the "supreme
sacrifice." With tears and softened
voices the women sang "O, Think of
the Home Over There."
The minutes were read by the sec secretary,
retary, secretary, Mrs. Will Clark, and unfinish unfinished
ed unfinished business disposed of. r
The resignation of Mrs. Seymour as
president was accepted with regret."
By unanimous vote Mrs. A. E. Os Osborne
borne Osborne was elected president. This ac action
tion action v of the members assures the fu future
ture future welfare of the Union Mrs. Os Osborne
borne Osborne is, all things considered, the
best woman in Ocala for this most im important
portant important and honorable office. She is
known far and wide over the county
for her unselfish devotion duty ana
for her activity in every good work work-she
she work-she is a good executive, a woman
whom everybody loves and will fol follow,
low, follow, and "her heart is in the Temper Temperance
ance Temperance cause. This year is the most
important that temperance workers
will ever face, after helping to drive
liquor with its attendant evils from
our own county : we stand ready to
help put Florida in the dry column of
honor. This work is now -before us
and every, loyal woman will be called
upon, not to do her "bit" but her
"BEST" to bring this to pass.
The election of Mrs. Osborne to the
presidency left the office of treasurer
which she had filled so well vacant vacant-Mrs.;
Mrs.; vacant-Mrs.; A. T. Thomas was elected to
The new president instructed th
secretary to write to Miss Minnie
Neal," our State Leader, and ask that
she come to Ocala as soon as possible
for a campaign conference. When
Miss Neal gives the date of her com coming
ing coming arrangements will be- made for an
afternoon tea at which she will speak
informally to the women and & pub public,
lic, public, meeting to be held in the evening
at some of the churches. C
The future of the Union was never
brighter and there will be found no
"slackers" among the women when
the fight is on. Reporter.
If you have never registered in
Marion county, and want to vote in
the June primary, come to the court
house in Ocala during March and
April and register. Office upstairs.
Do you read the want ads?
To Supply the Needs of the Allied
Nations May be Expected from
the Present Time
Washington, Feb. 20. The low
point of available allied shipping has
been passed two or three weeks earl earlier
ier earlier than officials expected and confi confidence
dence confidence was expressed today that ship shipping
ping shipping available for the future would in increase
crease increase steadily.
NEED Of SHIPS
Washington, Feb. 20. Food Ad Administrator
ministrator Administrator Hoover in a statement to today
day today called on all patriotic ship work workers
ers workers to enroll in a patriotic service re reserve.
serve. reserve. No amount of increased food
production, decreased food use or food
substitution will help unless ships for
sending the food to Europe are avail available,
able, available, he said.
PALMER WANTS ACCOUNT OF
Washington, Feb. 20. Alien Prop Property
erty Property Custodian Palmer today urged
all banks and trust companies, sur surrogates,
rogates, surrogates, United States attorneys and
Internal Revenue collectors to report
at once any enemy owned property
known to them.
CONSIDER EACH INDIVIDUAL
v ; CASE
Washington, Feb.; 20. Deferrea
draft classification for railroad em employes
ployes employes is under consideration between
the war department and the railroad
administration, it became known to today.
day. today. The war department objects to
giving special consideration to rail railroad
road railroad employes as a class, insisting
that the case of each man should be
considered individually as to whether
he is indispensable to the operation of
DATE NOT SET FOR SECOND
Washington, D. C, Feb. 20. Secre
tary. Baker authorized the statement
today that no date has been selected
for beginning the second drafts The
remaining increments -of the first
draft will begin to move to the camp&
ANOTHER STATE RATIFIES -PROHIBITION
Helena. Feb. 20. The Montana
legislature yesterday ratified the fed
eral prohibition amendment.
RESOLUTIONS OF RESPECT
, Whereas, It has pleased our Heav
enly Father to remove by death from
our midst, Willie Clayton, son 6f our
esteemed brother, F. C. Clayton; and,
Whereas, In the death of this bright
young man, the community has lost
an honored Christian character, whose
life promised to be an inspiration and
benediction to all who knew him;
therefore be it
Resolved, That Tulula Lodge ex extend
tend extend to Brother Clayton our sympa sympathy
thy sympathy in this sad hour; and be it further
Resolved, That a copy of these res resolutions
olutions resolutions be spread on the minute book
of our lodge and a copy be given our
W. L. Colbert,
v J. H. Benjamin,
Adopted by Tulula Lodge, this Feb.
M. M. Little, Secretary.
Until further notice Gerig's Drug
Store will close at eight o'clock !p. m.,
week days except Saturday. tf
Charleston Wakefield cabbage
plants and White Bermuda onions,
now ready. Bitting & Company. 19-6t
MjM united" Vtatts ilt
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j j EAT MOiSe CORN
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Even in Their Own Country their
Sentiments do Not Meet with
The Hague, Netherlands, Feb. 20.
Pan-Germans who "did what they
could to make the war inevitable"
are denounced by the Frankfurter
Zeitung and are warned that their
hour of reckoning is coming, in an
article published in that newspaper.
The article is a reply to a criticism
by the Pan-German writer, Herr Eig
enbrodt,who accused the newspaper
of entertaining an anti-militarist
spirit. Retorting to the critic,""" the
Frankfurter Zeitung asked "what
has happened in this war?" and an answered
swered answered the question by saying:
"The army which enlisted at the
beginning of the war has failed by a
long way in numbers. Masses of men
have had to be added to it and trained
within time far shorter than that
which even we contemplated.
"The conception that England de desired
sired desired to seek a decision by arms in
any circumstances was the basis of
the Pan-German policy. They cher
ished .the idea of the imminence of
this war because they longed for it.
In the first number of the Pan-Ger-
man News, at that time the chief
organ of Pan-Germans, these word3
were written, 'the hour we have long-:
ed for at last has struck; the holy
"It is impossible to say that the
war was desired abroad but it is not
difficult to see what one is straining
every nerve to bring about. Anybody
who did not go about with his eyes
shut knew that Germany, except for
a small group, did not wish for war,
but that small group, just these Pan Pan-Germans,
Germans, Pan-Germans, could contribute towards
making it inevitable, that they did.
"If we along with others have any
reproach to make to ourselves it is
that we did not more carefully watch
the doings of such people. They were
talkers whom one thought a nuisance
but did not take as seriously as the
damage which they subsequently did
proves that one ought to have done.
"The effect of Pan-German out
bursts upon foreign, public .opinion
was not considered at the time but
they alone can account for the flood
of hate towards German which show
ed itself at the beginning of the war
and which found the German public
comparatively unprepared. We could
not understand it and we asked our ourselves
selves ourselves how it was possible. Now we
have foun dout. From the writing of
Baumgarten and other publications
we have seen that not the good Ger
man people but the Pan-Germans
earned a bad name for Germans in
khe world. We are not so foolish as
to look upon the enemy as angels.
The consciousness of the innocence
felt in Germany at the beginning of
the war, though understandable, was
not justified for now we see that agi agitation
tation agitation on the part of Pan-Germans
which they carried even beyond our
frontiers created a false impression
upon foreign public opinion, an im impression
pression impression that the German people and
their government were animated by
plans for conquest and deeds of vio violence,
lence, violence, and this opinion was encourag encouraged
ed encouraged by chauvinists in those countries
"German people do not yet know
the extent of the damage done to
them by the Pan-Germans, but the
hour of reckoning for them is com coming."
ing." coming." .- a
NOTICE TO WOODMEN
Co. H, 30th Regiment, U. R. W. O. W.:
All. members of the above company
are requested to be present Feb. 20th,
at 7:30 p. m. for drill.
Buy war savings stamps to help
win we war, and nave us nil your
prescriptions for accurate service.
The Court Pharmacy. tf
People are Perturbed Because Nego Negotiations
tiations Negotiations with Russia Didn't Bring
a General Peace
London, Feb. 20. Germany's new
war against Russia apparently is not
popular with the people of Germanv
and Austria, according to cpmment in
tne press of those countries. When
the Brest-Litovsk negotiations closed
all the talk in Germany was of peace.
The school children were given a holi holiday
day holiday and joy bells rung. The" public
apparently didn't discriminate be between
tween between peace with the Ukraine and
general peace. The Vossische Zeitung
and Vorwaerts emphasize this point,
and want an explanation of who is
responsible for the disappointment,
THE WOLF BLAMES THE LAMB
Amsterdam, Feb. 20. "We can no
longer believe in the pacific intentions
of the Russians. We must see that
peace and order prevail in the reg
ions of adjoining countries," German
Foreign Minister Kuehlman declared.
addressing the reichstag main com committee
mittee committee yesterday. "Even today we
are prepared to conclude a peace
which corresponds with our inter
ests," he added.
UKRAINE A GOLD MINE FOR
Amsterdam, Feb. 20. Addressing
the lower house of the reichstag at
Vienna, Austrian Premier Von Heyd-
ler declared under the peace treaty
with Ukraine there was placed at the
disposal of the Central Powers the
Ukraine's surplus of agricultural pro products.
ducts. products. This surplus, he asserted, was
greater than the Central Powers at
the most powerful estimate could
ESSENCE OF VON
i TIRPITZ'S ADDRESSES
; (Associated Press)
Amsterdam, Feb. 20. Following is
a report in the German socialist pa
per Vorwaerts of a speech by Ad Admiral
miral Admiral yon Tirpitz at a meeting of the
Fatherland party in Essen:
"In :' Essen, von Tirpitz told his
hearers that no one in Germany,' from
the highest to the lowest, had incited,
or wanted, this war.
"In Essen, von Tirpitz railed at
British mammonism and capitalism.
'Germany flourished only by honest
labor,' he said.
"In Essen, von Tirpitz pleaded for
public spirit and unselfishness.
"In Essen, von Tirpitz thundered
against the trust magnates of Amer America
ica America and England.
"In Essen, are the Krupp works."
SALE OF WAR SAVINGS STAMPS
Jacksonville, Feb. 20. Hillsboro is
leading by a large margin all other
counties in the state of Florida in the
sale of war savings and thrift stamps,
as shown by a complete report made
from the postoffices including all
sales returns made up to Feb. 9th.
From this report it is shown that
the sale for the state through the
postoffices alone since the beginning
of the campaign was $239,792.32.
Hillsboro county or rather the post post-office
office post-office at Tampa which is the central
accounting office for Hillsboro county,
shows sales of $54,306.97 which is
2.94 per cent of the $1,813,380 Hills Hillsboro
boro Hillsboro county is supposed to sell.
Next to Hillsboro county, comes
Escambia where the Pensacola post post-office
office post-office has reported a sale up to Feb.
14th of $14,936.93, which is 1.64 per
cent of its quota of $902,440.
Judge Griggs is certain the state
will go over the top and raise the
$20,000,000 which has been appor apportioned.
Following are the figures furnished
by the Jacksonville postoffice which is
the central accounting office of the
state reported to thi3 office up to Feb.
Arcadia, $693; Bartow, $1915;
Brooksville, $161; Bushnell, $484;
Clearwater, $1473; Dade City, $1964;
Daytona, $4153; DeLand, $2167; Fort
Lauderdale, $222; Fort Pierce, $1498;
Gainesville $6831; Green Cove
Springs, $277; Inverness, $68; Jack Jacksonville,
sonville, Jacksonville, $24,805; Kissimmee, $4160;
Lake City, $716; Lakeland, $7137;
Leesburg, $1534; Live Oak, $1775;
Miami, $21,997; Ocala $3939; Orlan Orlando,
do, Orlando, $14,563; Palatka, $2000; Palm
Peach, $1284; Pensacola, $14,936; St.
Augustine, $4480; St. Petersburg,
$14,208; Sanford, 1547; Tallahassee,
2687; Tampa, $54,306; Titusville,
2558; Tarpon Springs, 3527; Wau Wau-chula,
chula, Wau-chula, $697; West Palm Beach, 3873;
Williston, $1679; Winter Haven,
$1834. Total, $239,792.32.
We have left some of that 29-cent
shipment of Correspondence Cards.
Big value. Gerig's Drug Store. 2-20
Trotzky and Lenine Evidently the
Abject Slaves of the
(Associated Press) -r
Petrograd, Feb. 20. General Hoff Hoffman,
man, Hoffman, German military representative
at Brest-Litovsk, telegraphed the
ttolsheviki government for a written
authentication of the wireless peace
message sent yesterday to Berlin.
The Russian official statement says a
messenger is en route to Dvinsk to
day with the original p'eace message,
signed by Lenine and Trotzky.
Berlin, Feb. 20. It: is announced
officially that the German forces yes yesterday
terday yesterday advanced northeast and east
On the Prospective Prices of Grain
Must be Sent Out Before
First of April
Chicago, Feb. 20. The opinions of
experts on the probable course of
prices of corn, oats and provisions
must be sent out by Board of Trade
brokerage houses before April first,'
according to the ruling of the direc directors
tors directors of the Board of Trade announced
AN AGREEMENT WITH AMERICA
Has Become a Vital Question for the
People of Norway
Christiania, Norway, Feb. 2.-
(Correspondence of the Associated e
Press). How to come to ari agree agreement
ment agreement with America -for the resump resumption
tion resumption of the import of supplies is the
main topic for discussion by the Nor Norwegian
wegian Norwegian press and people. In the be beginning
ginning beginning the government did not seem
to take the American question ser seriously,
iously, seriously, but after the failure of the
commission at Washington to obtain
export licenses, the cabinet members
realized the gravity of the situation.
One by xne the members of the Nor Norwegian
wegian Norwegian delegation to Washington re returned
turned returned until only Dr. Nansen remain remained.
ed. remained. One leading paper asks how long x
Norway' is to continue supplying
favors to Germany while the Germans'
sink Norwegian ships and kill Nor Norwegian
wegian Norwegian sailors. And, it inquired, what
does Norway get in return for the
material for manufacturing guns,
projectiles and ammunition which she
is supplying to Germany.
Before the war Germany furnished
Norway with considerable grain and
flour but, although the fish export is
more than doubled, Norway does not
get any flour from Germany. The
United States has been the chief pro provider
vider provider since the beginning of the war.
Before the war, Norway obtained
197,000 tons of grain and flour from
Germany and 51,000 tons from the
United States. In 19i5, she imported
382,000 tons from the United States
and 87 tons from Germany, and after
that year none from Germany. And
Germany has also stoppeH the expor exportation
tation exportation to Norway of other very im important
portant important commodities.
The mayor of Ocala has received
notice from those in authority that
they desire to award a scholarship to
a deserving Jboy of Ocala between the
ages of 14 and 18, in the Merchant's
Marine Training School, Camp Jose Jose-phus
phus Jose-phus Daniels, at West Palm Beach,
The object of the school is to fit
American boys for a career at sea.
Boys who qualify during the five
months' course may be appointed as
cadets for the full three years course.
As young men are needed for our
merchant marine service, which
promises great expansion after the
war, these boys will be offered posi positions
tions positions as quartermasters, boatswains,
junior officers, etc. Those interested
may obtain additional information
from J. E. Chace, mayor.
full assortment of the famous
PAKBO Seedtape. Just the thing for
the small fall garden- Ocala Seed
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
W. K. Lane, 31. D Physician and
Surgeon, specialist Eye, Ear, Nose and
Throat. Law Library Building, Ocala,
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, Lieutenant Wiley H. Burford was
not only the first soldier from this
city to fall in battle in France. He
was the first officer from Florida to
attain the sad distinction.
War has become the world's nor normal
mal normal condition. t
Old King Coal has been a somber
old soul this winter.
Senator Fletcher 'is to lead the in investigation
vestigation investigation into the Hog Island ship ship-vard
vard ship-vard scandal. :
When people rush from despotism
to anarchy, they are quite likely to
' rush to despotism again.
Mil II I IH 111 1 .v 'S"'';-"',
The kaiser says he knows God is on
his side. Abraham Lincoln said 4 he
hoped he was on God's side.
. : ., .. .. ., v .-v.
Twenty-three. American youths are
the French ar-
...uuery scnuoi i r uuwuiiuicu.
Drastic measures to compel food
conservation are' contained in the
House bill ready for report to the
floor..-" :. :'. :
A dispatch from Paris says Ameri American
can American soldiers hold the record for so sobriety
briety sobriety and cleanliness among ; the
world's armies. ?,
McAdoo is rapidly becoming the
big boss of- these United States.
Needn't be surprised if we have a
new national anthem by the name of
"McAdoodle Dandy." ,"
The .German invasion ; of Russia
seems to have begun. Now, if the
Russians had the spirit pf the French,
the Belgians or the Spanish, or even
of the Russians of a century ago, we
would know what would happen.
The Sunday Observer of London,
declares that President Wilson's ad addresses
dresses addresses are among the most efficient
weapons of the Allies, believing they
bite and burn into the German con conscience."."
science."." conscience."." :
Arrests of well known manufac
turers are expected as a result of an
investigation into the theft of cloth
which revealed a widespread conspir conspiracy
acy conspiracy to defraud the government on
army uniform contracts.
Coal and freight conditions at the
port of New York are so improved
that officials predict an early end of
the difficulties, the car congestion
having been Teduced more than one one-half
half one-half since January 1.
A dispatch from Amsterdam says
that the Turks have formally filed at
Stockholm the nomination of Nikolai
Lenine, the Bolsheviki premier, for
the Nobel peace prize. The t Turks,
like most ignorant and fanatical peo people,
ple, people, are incapable of humor, but the
devil, probably thinks this nomination
is one of the best jokes of the war.
We have seen a good deal of abuse
lor uongressman ciars in papei w
favor of -woman suffrage for his
speech against it in the House of
Representatives. Some of the abuse
was written by ladies. In his speech,
Mr. Clark abused no one. He paid
high tribute to womanhood. He took
the not unreasonable ground that no
one knew that the people at large,
not even the women themselves,
knew that a majority of the women
wanted the vote.
It is very evident that Austria is
sparring for an opening to hand peace
proposals to America. We doubt that
Austria is doing anything that is not
suggested or dictated by her senior
partner in hellishness. : Let our gov government
ernment government beware of Austrian 3 that
come bearing gifts. For the last
quarter century, the Germans have
acted on the supposition that most
Americans were fools, and they have
had reason for the belief.
OCALA'S BALL TEAM
IN THE ARMY
That baseball players generally
make good soldiers is conceded in the
army, and the theory is well ? borne
out by the members of the ball team
which Charlie Hunter organized, i a
few years ago, and managed as long
as it would hold together, and which
probably won more games than the
team of any other small ity in Flor Florida.
The other night, we went over the
record with Mr. Hunter, and .this is
the list we established, besides a few
that have slipped away; from us, and
which we may hear of later.'
Wiley Burford, pitcher and fielder:
second lieutenant; now sleeping in a
soldier's grave in France.
Julius Brown, pitcher and first
baseman : first lieutenant, at Camp
Carlisle Izlar, fielder: lieutenant in
the medical branch, at Camp Wheeler.
Edward P. Anderson, pitcher: first
lieutenant, at Camp Gordon.
John Chazal, pitcher: color ser sergeant;
geant; sergeant; somewhere in France.
Ray Bullock, catcher: sergeant,
with Company A, at Camp Wheeler.
George Batts, shortstop: sergeant,
at Camp Jackson.
Roy Galloway, pitcher: sergeant in
a cavalry regiment at Camp Wheeler.
Norton Davis, second baseman : in
the officers' training camp at Camp
Olaf Zewadski, shortstop: in the
aviation corps in France.
John McLin, pitcher: in an aviation
camp in the north.
Welsh Dewey, third baseman: in
the training campi at Camp Johnson.
There may be others; if so, we will
probably hear from and record them..
A 50 PER CENT INCREASE r
A few days ago, one of the gov government
ernment government departments asked the Star
to obtain statistics regarding the
cost of living in 1915 and the cost of
the same in 1917. 1 It sent' us a batch
of blanks with the request to put one
each in the possession of a family of
three to six members" dependent on
one breadwinner and"5 renting its
home. ;; vv; :-.
We had several difficulty in finding
the requisite number of families. Sev Several
eral Several we applied to refused, because
they had no idea what they were ex expending,
pending, expending, except they spent all the
had, and it's a safe : bet f they are
specimens of the average American
families. Some were l doubtful and
one became vexed, tho' we explained
the information was strictly confi confidential,
dential, confidential, their names not being requir required.
ed. required. ::r." .. 'V
However, after some trouble, we
succeeded in having, ;;- seven blanks
filled by careful families with good
memories. 1 :
On adding up, the different esti estimates
mates estimates we find that, the-aggregate in increase
crease increase ,in expenses was 60 per cent,
and the aggregate increase of income
was 10 "per cent, which woujd make
an increase of 50 per cent in 1917
over, the cost of living' in 1915.
Several of the parties consulted in informed
formed informed the Star that they had been
much more economical in 1917; than
in 1915, else their expenses would
have been far greater. They hadn't
only tried to manage, better,, but they
had done without many things 'they
had formerly indulged' in or thought
indispensable. It seemed to be the
idea that had they lived last year as
they lived two years before, their
living would have cost them twice as
much 5 : ":.:' : :
One family did spend in 1917 near nearly
ly nearly 100 per cent more than in 1915.
The best showing was one which had
an increase of only SO per cent. Two
families had deficits, two saved a few
dollars and three broke even.".
An 'American Z force which .had
passed; the first line of German en entanglements
tanglements entanglements V and was approaching
the second line had .a thrilling ex experience
perience experience when the Germans turned on
electricity in the first? line trapping
the Americans. rThe"."patrol ; laid on
the ground and soon the current was
turned off, and they returned safely
to their, poistioii. German use of
rockets calling for barrage was foiled
by quick action of an observation of officer.
ficer. officer. : ; r
The horrors of the French revolu revolution
tion revolution are being re-enacted; in Russia.
Mobs are looting in Petrograd, and
in one night one hundred persons
were slain. The White Guards defeat defeated
ed defeated the Red Guards at Petchersk and
massacred 1500 persons. German
regiments on the Russian front are
said to be in open revolt, besieged by
troops loyal to the kaiser, r
That it is becoming more difficult
for the Germans to make air raids on
London was revealed when only one
of six machines succeeded in passing
the defenses and reaching the city,
where a single bomb killed four per persons.
sons. persons. A raid on Dover also failed, the
British pilots destroying a large en enemy
emy enemy machine.
Vigilance corps, known as "spy de detective"
tective" detective" organizations, are now active
in 299 towns and cities throughout
the country in helping the federal au authorities
thorities authorities keep watch on persons of
IS RUNNING AGAIN
The Star is glad to report that the
dam of the? Florida Power Company
across the Withlacoochee river below
Dunnellon has been repaired and
power enough has been generated to
supply current for the many towns
and enterprises dependent on it for
electricity The water has not yet
reached Us- former level but 3 it is
steadily rising and the plant will be
able to do ite full work in a shore
time. The dam is being reconstruct reconstructed
ed reconstructed twice as. strong as it was before
and it is not likely 'such an accident
will occur again 'for many -years; if
ever. It will be k very good thing to
have this plant working again at its
full capacity At this time, when the
country as : having so much trouble
about! fuel; a hydro-electric plant is
doubly and trebly valuable. Ocala
takes a special interest in this big en enterprise,
terprise, enterprise, the only one 'of the sort, so
far as we know in Florida,- and cer certainly
tainly certainly the only one of capacity enough
to merit attentiori.The war will prob probably
ably probably cause a great increase in the
number of hydro-electric plants in the
country. If our resources in that line
had vbeen more fully developed, they
would save us billions in the present
Buy war; savings; stamps to help
win the "war, and have us fill your
prescriptions for accurate service.
The Court' Pharmacy. tf
Bay- war savings stamps.
Thcadvertising of our clients must produce profitable
returns 6r' we are not satisfied with it.
Because our interest r in a viampaignf does not cease i
when 'We have been paid for the advertising::!we : keep in
the'&osest possible touch with its results.
We want to know what business has been produced by
each advertisement in every publication ? used; and ,:wi
urge-all our clients to keep accurate records.1'
i advertising man of J
lrthbwswhat is and
Hiscpmmendation of our service. Kas'the weight Of
' e jropuTojidvWe maybe jpardonMHfof valoin-it. fI
Inpirtthe service consisted of recommendation of
medloirls and siiggestions?-as-to copy,4but-mparatively T:4:
WILEY EL BURFORD
Fifty-five years ago bur fathers and
mothers were getting belated word
from the front in Virginia or in Mis Missouri,
souri, Missouri, of a brave boy who died in line
of duty. Today, we, the sons of thosre
fathers and mothers, and, in some in instances,
stances, instances, the grandchildren, fare H get getting
ting getting from France the word "killed on
the firing line."
No particulars. The "liner is busy,
too busy to stop to chronicle how he
fell leading, his men, or how he wa&
caught in the arms of a comrade who
took his last message to mother. The
particulars will come, perhaps,' later
If they do not we "will know but one
thing. He died an -honor to his coun country,
try, country, in line of duty.
The announcement that the young
lieutenant whom so many in South
and. Central Florida knew, .Wiley. H.
Burford, of 'Ocala, had "died on the
firing line," brought1 sorrow to many
a heart beside those fin whom' -he was
enshrined as the dearest image of a
mother's love and a father's pride.
We grieve that he is not to return
with -his victorious comrades after
the war is over; but wewOl honor his
memory as one of those who made
the victory, possible. ':
"Died on the firing line!" No doubt
there, of his bravery! or of his cour courageous
ageous courageous example set for others. At tht
front where the -brave leader ''should
be, this young second lieutenant show showed
ed showed the stuff that was in him, even as
it is being shown by his brothers and
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Thoaaa Advertising Service
Jaokeonvllle, Fla. rf
Gent lea ens
Enclosed find rasuao of oux'advertlelnit. caEpolgn-to &te
for aeason of 1917-8. Te ooet of the queriea will be creatxy
reduced within the next three Eoaflie da the -advert la eaente In
the monthly: and weekly periodlcale are atUl pulling heavily.
Tne claes of the lnqairiea have been unuwually gobd,:andwe wuld
have beenwilling.to etand $1 eaoh for ,-thenivbut the reams'.''
herewith-ehowe-the 'coat to be but 7l 'oentewaioli
.average will be reduced to at least 50 'oenta before the -media
will- have exhausted ita bulling power.
, We WiBh ;to call your attention to the 'faot-thaVtbe
41 line classified Vwhloh ia atill bringing In f roa I
ten to fifteen letter a daily, naa at thle date ooet but
2 oentaa query.
we are greatly; pleased with the manner -you have bandied our
business and for advloe in plaeing the advertl8nmta; -which
has' made' it possible. for i ua to get aucbeplendid-'"
We desire: to add here that our bualnes9i,foriJanuary 1913
waa three tiaea rgreater:thatt'T January-I91?j regardle8"of adveree
conditiona and reather :a:.oongeated nalli eervloena
a congested traffic, service which oaueed'a- eoore of our
proepeota to write, ua that. they, would defer their Tiait here
until a later date,"
We are alao pleased with i the Banner 'in.rwhlch you 'chebted
our classified ade. and Insisted on correct 'classification and"-,
position, and all that;
We aaaure you that4 you' will continue to "get all .the
buslneaa we have' to offer la the advertielng'line.
Business in January ClireTihiessSGpeat
as it Was in the Same Mohth of LasWeaF
wide andvafiedeeriencev MrsW
what is not ?prt)fitabls pQblidr.S f
Do you Tcnpw' exactly whatyou pay for-when you buy advertising?
Our clients do. 1 Do you pay for only what you get? Our clients da.
T b eT b bMs vfl 4 ye rtisi ni Service
Atfvertlcletf He4oiriars 'of th Soatacact
' JEFFRSOirTBbNArWaa4Ca:i4ar. L)
United States Bonds
and War Savings-Stamps
We have received our allotment of Four
Per-centr 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. WeSvill be glad to fur furnish
nish furnish information about the Government War
TKe Munroe & Chambliss
other kinsmen now in the service.
Ocala mourns his loss, and the
state is the loser for his taking away;
but we all have one more brave ex example
ample example of duty well performed, and a
memory of manliness to be an incen incentive
tive incentive for our other boys.
&M lit Si ISQ II :
The letter reproduced below front Mr. Wi B. Powell; of
the Port-Richey Company,, Newport RicheyV Florid is
in responsei to one asking for a statement of the resulfs
from advertising-placecl. through us this season 1
Note particularly, please what Mr. Powell Wys as to
the volume in which inquiries' still 'are coming in and the
tendency to ; buy land and locate 'at Ne PortRichey of
the persons who have been attracted by this 'advertising
Port Richoy Company
. ullln ali, i n ml tfcai
Taws mtHMW KIT aiCBJBT. Flariaa,
Aaai tJla.al.O, HmutmCtumm- i In n.l.l i.
ncw poirr rjchcy. rue
reb. 6, 1S18
- few of either were rece?sary in
Our service farther aarsntesjd to the advertisers the
lowestobtainable rates snd sapplied to 'tbem adeqoate
evidence of correct insertioa of all copy ordered before
payment of bills was asked."
UFfBEIlTAIiECS end EODAIXIEHS
PHONES 47, 1C4, SS5 V
view cf Mr. Powell's own
OCALA EVENING &TAR. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20. 1918
" Is flavored with the
juice of golden ripe
it is bottled in our
; model sanitary bot bottling
tling bottling plant and comes
to you just as pure
and wholesome as it
delicious. All good
dealere sell it at
A. E. GERIQ ;
On Hoffman Press
. No Glossy Finish
CICALA STEAM STEAM-...
... STEAM-... '. LAUNDRY'
Just Phone 101
, We Announce
The Best Equipped
TRMSFER & STORAGE
la Central Florida
Our Equipment is at Your Service
and for YourConvenienee. If you will
Help Us We will Make it the Best in
the State. We Expect to Make the
Service Prompt, the Price Reasonable,
and "Everybody Happy." If We Don't,
Tell Us and Well "Come Across.-
WffiTE STAR LINE
Dealers In BEAVER BOARD '.
Star ads. are business builders.
If You Have Any News for this De
partment, CaU Two-One-Five
'" or Two-Seven
The Hun3 stripped off my own green
. ; gown
And left me stark and bare: :
My sons thty spread a red robe down
, Ana wrapped me in it there.
The garb they brought was red as
The robe was red as flame;
They veiled me in it where I stood
And took away my shame.
Was ever web so costly wove
Or warp so glorious spun?
IH wear no vestment prize' above
That wide and scarlet one.
Though younger sons, some happier
Weave me a fair creen cnwn
Anew, or bid me don array
vi corn npe gold and brown.
The names (like beads told one by
one; -, -" v
My heart will still repeat
Will call, with tears, each dear, dear
. ; ..son t
Whose red robe wrapped my feet.
At the Woman's Club Tonight V
The reception that was Dlanned for
tonight at the Woman's Club has
been called off, but several short
talks will be given there, be&rinninsr
at 8:30 o'clock, to which all club mem
bers and their friends are invited.
Mrs. W. T. Gary, president of the
Ocala club, will give a few words of
welcome to the visitors.
Mrs. Ed ear Lewis of Fort Pierce.
state president, Mrs. W..S. Jennineh
of Jacksonville, state chairman of the
Liberty. Loan Committee, Miss Louise
Meigs of Jacksonville, Florida direc
tor of the General. Federation, and
Mrs. William Hocker" of this city,
state chairman of the Council of Na National
tional National Defense, will all give short
Complimenting Visitors :
Miss Marguerite Porter will enter
tain Mrs. W. S. Jennings of Jackson
ville and Mrs. J. W. McCollum and
Mrs. Trueheart Bodiford of Gaines Gainesville
ville Gainesville at an informal dinner at the
Good Fairy tea shop tonight.? Miss
Porter will give this little affair at
tne tea shop owing to illness in hei
The table decorations will be vio
lets, yellow jasmine and wax candles
with cream colored shades.
A four-course dinner will be served
of deviled shrimp on water cress,
roast chicken, rice and giblet gravy,
peas in timbals, fruit ; salad,, straw strawberry
berry strawberry ice cream and individual cakes.
Mrs. R. C. Camp has returned
home from a two days visit to rela relatives
tives relatives in Jacksonville.
Mr. William T.. Stroud and his
mother, Mrs. Annie Stroud, expect to
leave today for a week or ten days'
stay in Jacksonville.
Misses Alice Bullock. Sue Moore.
Emma Perry, Caroline Harriss and
Mrs. Dudley Spain were the euests of
Miss Elizabeth Davis at an impromp impromptu
tu impromptu sepend the night party Tuesday.
Mr. Hubert TenEvek- who werit tn
DeLand last night will take an eizht
weeks' course at Stetson "University,
as he is preparing to take the exami
nations for Annapolis, for which he is
Mrs. F. A. Howse's friends' are
sorry to hear that she had a very bad
night Tuesday, but rejoice that she
was better this morning. Mrs. Bob
Caruthers of Anthony, who came the
night of Mrs! Howse's accident, is
still visiting in the Howse home.
Miss Helen Conibear has arrived
home from the State College' for
Women at Tallahassee, being called
here by the illness of her mother,
who has been in ill health for the past
month. Mrs. Conibear .was able to sit
up some today, and she hopes to re recover
cover recover sufficiently for Miss Conibear to
return to her studies soon. Lake Lakeland
land Lakeland Star.
Miss Nellie Gottlieb is J entertain entertaining
ing entertaining Mrs. Peter Mackintosh, Misses
McDowell and Rosebud Robinson at a
game of cards this afternoon in honor
of Miss Robinson,5 who expects to re return
turn return to her home in Orange Park Fri Friday.
day. Friday. Miss Gottlieb will serve pine pineapple
apple pineapple salad, wafers and v hot choco chocolate
late chocolate and will give Miss Robinson a
dainty souvenir of the occasion.
Sunnybrook Farm, Major Joseph
Kilgours v beautiful home, will be
used on Saturdays to teach, girls how
to do farm work. They will be taught
to harness and handle horses, milk
cows and general dairy work; in fact,
everything that will be useful to
them next summer. Toronto Weekly
The above paragraph will be inter interesting
esting interesting to Ocala people as Mrs. Kil Kil-gour
gour Kil-gour is well and pleasantly remem remembered
bered remembered here as Mrs. Thomas Bright.'
Mrs. R. G. Blake has just received
an interesting letter from an appre
ciative soldier, Mr. John Dunbar, who
is stationed at Camp Johnston, Jack Jacksonville.
sonville. Jacksonville. Mr. Dunbar received one of
the Red Cross sweaters sent from
the Marion county chapter. Many of
these sweaters had pinned on them
the names of the ladies who knitted
them, and many boys at Camp Wheel-
Japanese Women Aid in Red Cross
The Japanese women of AmpnVa
have been Vivincr ceneronslv of tlieir
time and efforts to the aid of the Red
Cross. A Red Cross auxiliary has
been established with a membership
of twentv-five orominent JflnflnesA
women, who meet two days of each
weeK and accomplish a great deal in
a short while. Already 2000 com compresses.
presses. compresses. Bads and other stand jitvI t-a.
quirements of the Red Cross have
Deen supplied Dy these Japanese wom women
en women who are among the best of the
Red Cross workers in noint of sreeH.
accuracy and careful ; finish of the
things they are producing.
Washington's Birthday Party Sug
If you wish to nlay cards on Wash
ington's birthday and wha. does not
these days? seize the ODDortunitv to
use patriotic score cards. Play just 13
games ana at ine end oi each came
mark the successful ones by giving
gilt stars to be pasted on the flag on
the score card. If winners eve'rv time
the result will be the Star Spangled
.Banner as it was in the days of Wash Washington.
ington. Washington. The place cards mav be hat
chet-shaped and the cakes ornament
ed with wee silk flags. Any of the
colonial favors may besed as sou
venirs, and it would be fun to have
a cherry pie for the prize. If more
than one prize is civen a "Washing
ton" pie would be suitable or a box of
candied cherries. Cherry trees (arti (artificial)
ficial) (artificial) or new, Jerusalem "cherry"
;reesr from the florist may be on each
;able as a centerpiece when refresh
ments aire served. A white candle tied
with red, white 'and blue ribbon is
also an appropriate table centerpiece,
and it is dark enough to lisht the
candles at 5:30 o'clock.
er have written appreciative letters.
Mrs. Ulake's js the first one from
Camp Johnston who has received an
Ocala-made sweater, and Mrs. Blake
intends to begin at once to play "god
mother" to him.
(Continued W Foiirtl Page)
Fort McCoy.' Feb. 13. Mrs. W. T.
Buck -'and two little daughters, Mar Marion
ion Marion J and Helen, are expected next
Saturday for a several weeks' visit to
Mrs. Buck's father; Mr. J. E. Wag-
non, who:is still in feeble condition as
a result of a continued spell of grip.
Our old friend, Mr. Bewley left
yesterday for Palatka without con consulting
sulting consulting i any i of his friends. He did
make inquiries of the train crew at
the ( depot as to what kind of : shows
Palatka' had on for this week. He
was informed that the shows were on
the European plan. He purchased his
ticket : but failed to take his switch
engine along. It is to be hoped that
he will keep in the middle of the road.
Messrs! R. F. Farris, Orion Robert
son and Marshall Scharver left Fri
day for their homes in the mountains
near Winchester, Tenn. They, have
been entertained during the past ten
days by Mr. N. A. Farris, a brother
of MrvR. F. Farris. They were all
delighted with our surroundings, cli climate
mate climate and the sunshiny smiles of some
of Florida's beautiful women. Mr. R.
'. Farris is an old ; bachelor and ex
pects to come again this fall. r
Mr. N, A. Farns and entire family,
who J moved here in November from
Tennessee, don't have the appearance
of rheumatics and various other com
plaints .that made life not, worth liv
ing in Tennessee They have laid ,aside
all their medicines, sleep and eat
better than ever and ; have gained in
weight, f They have roses in their
cheeks and are now well satisfied
with their move to Florida.
Capt. Alfred Ayer, the genial and
hard-working tax assessor, was over
here a few days ago, breathing our
resh air. The last we saw of his car
it was pitching sand out' of the
trenches to beat the band.
Messrs., Smiley, father, and son,
and their wives of Lake Kerr, were
shopping in the Fort yesterday after
Mrs.: J. B, Carlisle, of Dunnellon,
accompanied by her sweet little baby,
Ruth, are' visiting this week at the
home of her father, Mr. John Melin.
Mrs. Mattie Albritton is on an ex
tended visit to her son,. Mr. M. G.
Albritton, more familiarly known as
Glover, who lives just a mile out of
town Glover is one of the recent
prospectors down the east coast, but
came back better satisfied than ever
to make this his home.
LAKE WEIR W. C. T. U.
The meetine on Feb. 6 was otiened
by the soner. Since Jesus Came Into
My Heart; followed by the Lord's
It was voted to invite the district
convention here the 20th and 21st of
February. The following commit
tees were appointed:
Transportation. Mrs. L. B. Wallinc
music, Mrs: Straub, Mrs. Errol Reed,
Mrs. Douglas, Miss Minnie Albert Albert-son;
son; Albert-son; entertaining, Mrs.; A. M. Reed;
refreshment,' Mrs. Snook, Mrsl Simp Simpson,.
son,. Simpson,. Mrs. A. M. Reed.
Thirteen members answered' to the
roll call with sayings of Frances E.
Mrs." Simpson, superintendent of
the flower mission department, lead
the meeting.5 The subject was "Your
Favorite Mission," and she gave an
interesting talk. Mrs. Straub gave a
talk on A Favorite Charity, and Mrs.
Sigmon on Flowers. fi ;. k
The meeting adjourned nntil Feb.
14. Press Reporter.
BE A PATRIOT
Go to your nearest postoffice and buy your first Thrift Stamp. It will cost
you a quarter, but when you have bought it you will be a government bond
No matter if you dont own anything else but the clothes on your back,
this quarter will make you a full partner with every other patriotic man, woman
and child in the United States.
It is the safest investment that you could make and you can get your money
back at any time you need it. Instead of tying your money up, you are helping
your country to win the war-
Act Now and Buy Thrift War Stamps
You can also be patriotic by growing food for your soldiers. Scarcity of labor makes labor labor-saving
saving labor-saving machinery a necessity, s
For cotton and corn planting use the "H oosier" and "Kentucky' planter. For cotton and
corn cultivation as a one-horse tool use "Planet Junior" cultivators and horse hoes-none better.
We also have other makes at a lower price. .'
, For gardening hand tools we have the "Planet Junior" seed drUls and single wheel hoes
It is a pleasure to use them, as'thev do the work so oerfectlv and Me'iiv- T"-
g j j
For cultivating field crops we havs the "Buckeye" Disc Rid in sr Cultivator Thisi
edly the best disc cultivator on the market. Every purchaser has a good word for it. Can"
furnish shovel attachments for this when wanted. V
CLARKSGN HARDWARE COMP AN Y
DONT MISTAKE THE CAUSE
Many Ocala People Have Kidney
Trouble and Do Not Know It
Do you have backache? ;
Are you tired and worn out?
Feel dizzy, nervous and depressed
Likely your kidneys are at fault.
Weak kidneys give warning of dis distress.:.
tress.:. distress.:. :.
Heed the warning; don't delay
Use a tested kidney remedy.
Read this Ocala testimony.
Mrs. S. E. Fraser, 104 Fifth street,
says: "I have used Doan's "Kid "Kidney
ney "Kidney Pills and they have always
given the me best of satisfaction. My
kidneys .were out of order and at
times I was very dizzy. I couldn't get
about, owing to rheumatic pain across
the small of my back. I had other
kidney troubles as well. I used Doan's
Kidney Pills and they brought me im immediate,
mediate, immediate, relief." 1
Price 60c. at all dealers. Dont
simply ask for a kidney remedy get
Doan's Kidney Pills the same that
Mrs. Fraser had. Foster-Milburn Co.,
Props., Buffalo, N. Y. Adv. 8
REO TOURING CAR FOR SALE
A five-passenger Reo touring car,
in first class condition in every re respect;
spect; respect; starter, lights, tires all perfect.
A big bargain. Apply at the Maxwell
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I them, phone us at once.
OCALA, FLA. J
: PHONE 34
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V. S. Naral ExHIblts
LItc Stock -Show
Motor Car Show
Maehlacry and Impleaaeata
rta and Craft
Fih and Game
The Florida SMte" Fmr d Exposition
. Is a bisr idea, in that benefits of which all the people of
: Florida are participanti?'
. -i Twenty-five Floridcotmt riave aronged f or displayf.
The United States Agricultural and Navy departments have
accepted invitations to; b represented by exhibits. i
Never before has there been as extensive and as novel an
exhibition of the agricultural, horticultural, industrial and live,
stock progress of the State, as. will be here shown.
The future possibilities of Florida are to be demonstrated
by the present performance of th State: Her potentialities fcr
tomorrow are to be shown in her achievements of today.
Aniuiement tcitaiiimsnt Instroctioa
Money has been expended
freely but with good judg judgment
ment judgment to secure the; best at-
tractions and to assure a good
time for all who come. There -win
be more to amuse, enter-"
tain and instruct than was
ever offered in' the same
length of time anywhere in
Florida. One may be grave
or gay, busy or idle, just as
the mood moves.
This Fair will be unique hi
that whatever the desire of
the visitor, whether for clean
amusements or for exhibits of
endeavor throbbing with thts
thrill of accomplishment, it
will be gratified. Everything
shown will be of real and
genuine interest even those
who come for a vacation will
go with an education as to
what Florida is.
"Get Your Tic&st to Jacksonville"
OCA LA EVEN IMG STAR, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20. 1918
Mr. M. L. Mershon spent Tuesday
in Tampa and was a guest at the
Sergeant Sam Goldman left today
to rejoin hi3 company at Camp
Captain Fred Weihe left last night
Until further notice Gerig's Drug
Store will close at eight o'clock p. m.,
week days except Saturday. tf
Mr. B. F. Lloyd, plant physiologist
of the experiment station, has return returned
ed returned to Gainesville after a brief visit to
The good news comes from Camp
Jackson that our reliable young
friend, George Batts, has been pro promoted
moted promoted to a sergeantcy.
Today's Times-Union contains a
very complimentary notice of Lieut.
Olaf B. Zewadski, who is now an aer aerial
ial aerial observer with the American army
A good assortment of Fountain
Pens to be had at Gerig's Drug
At the meeting of the Odd Fellows
last.night, Mr. F. C. Clayton took the
momentous journey from Jerusalem
down to Jericho, and found it far
Until further notice Gerig's Drug
Store will close at eight o'clock p. m.,
week days except Saturday. tf
County Supervisor of Registration
Barco was in town this morning. He
has received a message from his
grandson, Alfred Harroun, Q. M. D.,
saying that he safely- arrived in
France Jan. 25.
Star ads. are business accelerators.
Mrs. Arms has received a postcard
presenting a view of Corpus Christi
Bay, from Charlie Simpson. Mr. Simp Simpson
son Simpson is training in Company F, 5th
Engineers, at Corpus Christi, Texas,
and is well satisfied with his work.
Until further notio Gerig's Drug
Store will close at eight o'clock p. m.,
week days except Saturday. tf
v Gatty Sellars, the world-famed or organist
ganist organist of the : Queen's Hall, London,
England, concerts, will give a recital
at the Methodist church Wednesday
and Thursday nights. No admission
will .hA rhflro-p hnt. a frf will offer
ing will be taken. 1
Mr. Charles Fishel goes this eve evening
ning evening to Jacksonville, to meet his
father, Mr. M. Fishel, who is on his
way home from Baltimore. The 'many
friends of this govod old citizen will be
glad to know that he is greatly im improved,
proved, improved, tho not very strong. He will
probably not try to attend to busi business
ness business for some time, but will stay at
home and rest. v
Have you ever used "Alma Zada
Face Powder?" If not, try one box
and be convinced that it is as gqod as
the expensive imported powders. 50
cent sthe box in all colors, at Gerig's
Drugstores. N 2-20
A concrete illustration" of the war
spirit of our school is to be found in
the War Saving Stamps and Liberty
Bonds which have been purchased by
members of the grammar and high
school grades as, well as in the num number
ber number of Red Cross members and the
stars in our Service Flag. The fol following
lowing following is a list of the number of each
in the v several grades :
. Fourth Grade, A
11 Thrift Stamps, 1 War Saving
Stamp,' 4Liberty Bonds, 8 Red Crosi
members, 6 stars in the Service
Flag. v s ..'. y :
Fourth Grade, B
11 Thrift Stamps, 1 War Saving
Stamp, 5 Liberty Bonds, 6 Red Cross
members and 3 stars in the Service
Fifth Grade, A
9 Thrift Stamps, 3 War Saving
Stamps, 6 Liberty Bonds, 4 Red Cross
members and 6 stars in the Service
Fifth Grade, B
5 Thrift Stamps, 4 Liberty Bonds,
6 Red Cross members and 5 stars
in the Service Flag.
Sixth Grade, A
58 Thrift Stamps, 2 War Saving
Stamps, 16 Liberty Bonds.
Sixth Grade, B
58 Thrift Stamps, 1 War Saving
Stamp, 5 Red Cross members, and 6
stars in the Service Flag.
Seventh Grade, A
' 3 Thrift Stamps, 1 War Saving
Stamp, 5 Liberty Bonds, 7 Red Cross
members and 6 stars on the Service
Seventh Grade, B J J-9
9 J-9 Thrift Stamps, 2 Liberty Bonds,
5 Red Cross members and 16 stars in
the Service Flag.
Eighth Grade, A
63 Thrift Stamps, 4 War Saving
Stamps, 15 Liberty Bonds, 8 Red
Cross members and 1 star, on the Ser Service
vice Service Flag.
Eighth Grade, B
. 3 Liberty Bonds, 4 Red Cross mem members
bers members and 8 stars in the Service Flag.
The city council met in regular
session Tuesday evening. Present,
President Nash and Aldermen Winer
Mr. H. M. Hampton, attorney for
Mr. Stringf ellow, protested against
excessive taxes on the Ocala House.
Referred to the city attorney.
Dr. Peek was re-elected city phy physician.
sician. physician. It was decided that the city would
buy the Moffatt property in North
Ocala, paying $100 for" it.
Marshal Carter stated that he had
cautioned the railroads about exces excessive
sive excessive speed of trains in the. city limits.
Of course, the railroads had promised
to be good, and of course again tht
council was only too glad to believe
Fire insurance policies were renew renewed
ed renewed with the present "agents for' the
Mr. Johnson, the city maanger,
was present and conferred with the
council about his work.
MEETING OF COUNTY
The county democratic executive
committee will meet in the courthouse
Saturday morning at 11 o'clock.
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York, Feb. 19. Mr. and Mrs.
Robert Douglas and Frank Russell of
Weirsdale were over Sunday visiting
Miss Eunice Marsh of Ocala spent
the week end with Misses Cecil and
Miss Maude Watson made a busi business
ness business trip to Ocala Thursday.
Miss Annie Hadsock spent the
week-end at home.
MessrsArthur Rou and Sebe Fer Ferguson
guson Ferguson of Reddick were visting York
Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Barnes of
Crystal River are spending the week
here with their parents. ?
Miss Helen Veal and Mr. Harry
Woodard were visitors of Miss Cecil
Messrs. W. V. Weathers and Tom
Russell motored to Ocala Monday.
Mr. B. W. Hadsock has just receiv received
ed received sereval letters from his son, Ver Vernon
non Vernon B. Hadsock, stating he has arriv arrived
ed arrived in Europe. He said he had a grand
trip. He has been advanced several
times and likes the naval service very
muchl His address is the U. S. S.
Bushnell, care postmaster New York
city. ; '..Vx. ;,
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Smith were
visiting at Leroy Sunday.
A few of our people attended
preaching at Cotton Plant Sunday.
' V BLITCHTON
Blitchton, Feb. 13. Mr. A. L. Mc McKay
Kay McKay with a party of friends from
Ocala spent Friday at Orlando.
Dr. and Mrs. J. W. Chapman and
two sons of Gainesville and Mrs. Wal Walker
ker Walker and son of Bartow, were Friday
Messrs. Landis and Loonis Blitch
motored to Dunnellon Friday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack McCully and Mr.
Claude McCully of Fellowship were
pleasant callers Friday afternoon.
The many friends here of Mr. W. T.
Gary, are glad to see his announce announcement
ment announcement for representative.
A number of our people attended
services at Fellowship Sunday morn morning.
Mrs. V. Seckinger of Fellowship
was the week-end guest of Mrs. W. P.
Mr. O. S. Sanders spent Sunday
with friends at Mcintosh.
Miss Ttoberta Shealy of Sparr arid
Messrs. Jesse Peferson and J. P. Fant
of Morriston were Tuesday visitors.
Miss Glenner Godwin and Messrs.
Roy Grover arid Claude Godwin en entertained
tertained entertained a number of their friends
Tuesday evening, honoring their
brother, Mr. Walter Godwin of Camp
Mrs. S. H. Blitch, Messrs. Landis,
Loonis and Goree Blitch and R. B.
Fant and Dr. and Mrs.-J.'L. Davis,
Miss Mamie Fant and Mrs. Scott of
Irvine and Mrs. Sue Mclver of Ocala
left Tuesday for a. camp at Gulf
The farmers have planted their
early spring gardens and are plan planning
ning planning to plant beans, cucumbers and
Irish potatoes for market.
I. T. IZLAR JR. j
: Fire Insurance,
: Indemnity Bonds,
Gary Building Ocala, Fla.
Careful Estimates made on-all Con
tract work. Gives More and Better
' Work for the Money than any othe
contractor in the city.
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Mr. Jake Goldman to Wed. Miss Lil Lillian
lian Lillian Greene Next Month
Mr. Jake Goldman's many friends
are quite interested to hear that his
marriage to Miss Lillian Greene of
Savannah, is to take place at the
home of the bride's mother, Mrs. A.
Greene, on March 21st at 9 o'clock in
Mr. Goldman is in business with his
father, Mr. B. Goldman in this city,
and his friends here who have known
of his coming marriage for several
weeks will extend a cordial welcome
to his young bride.
Episode 13 of the Fighting Trail,
which was to have been shown last
week, and Episode 14, both of which
have already arrived, will be run at
the Temple today with a Pathe News
and a Billy West comedy.
Ocala's first Goldwyn film, "The
Auction Block," in eight reels, drew &
crowded and delighted audience last
night. The story was based on Rex
Beach's popular novel and was inten intensely
sely intensely interesting as the most unexpect unexpected
ed unexpected events closely followed. The
Goldwyns promise to be among
Ocala's favorites and another treat is
in store for movie lovers when the
famous Mary Garden will be seen in
'"Thais," filmed by that company.
Mr. Harry Hall has returned from
a short visit in Jacksonville. Mrs.
Hall will remain the guest of her sis sister,
ter, sister, Mrs. W. A. Doyle until the last of
this week, when she will be accom accompanied
panied accompanied home by her little nieces,
Frances and- Alice Doyle, who will
visit her for some time.
Miss Ethel Seymour's many friends
will be interested to learn that she is
now one of the stenographers of a
big legal firm in New York city, and
is most pleasantly situated.
In a shipment of cars just received
we have a Maxwell touring car with
all-weather top and a very hand handsome
some handsome job for family use or for rent
service. Comfortable and' stylish for
winter or summer, good weather or
bad. Price, $925 delivered, including
war tax. The Maxwell Agency,
Ocala, Fla. 13-6t
HEADS OF CITY DEPARTMENTS
George A. Nash, president of the
council. ( i
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.
E. A. Osborne, Department of Pub Public
lic Public Service: Light and water.
G. A. Nash, Department of Justice:
Laws and ordinances. .,
D. E. Mclver, Department of Fi Finance:
nance: Finance: Finances and accounting.
Those Hair and Clothes Brushes in
Gerig's window at one dollar each
have caused a great many to stop and
look. To look means to buy, so be
c.areful. Gerig's Drug Store. 2-20
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
county, subject to the democratic pri primary.
mary. primary. J. W. Davis.
FOR SENATOR 20TII 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 T 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.
Who Delighted the Music-loving Public in This City and Turned
Away Hundreds at the Metropolitan Theater Two
Years Ago Will Appear There Again
THURSDAY EVEPMG, FE
Under Auspices of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church.
GENERAL ADMISSION, 50c CHILDREN 25c
RESERVED SEATS, 75c
Tickets on sale at Court Phmcy., Metropolitan Drug Store, and Mitchell's Phmcy.
A chance to see and hear a company of eight of the best singers in the world should not be neg neglected.
lected. neglected. White and colored came from far and near when they appeared here two years ago.
LOST Keys on ring, one large fold folding
ing folding ley, postoffice and door keys. Lest
in the postoffice this afternoon. Re Return
turn Return to Mrs. M. E. Fox or this office,
and receive reward. 2-20-tf
FOR SALE One hundred bushels of
Seed Peanuts, the Florida native var variety,
iety, variety, $7.80 per bushel f. o b. Mcin Mcintosh.
tosh. Mcintosh. Address O. H. aMthews, Red Reddick,
dick, Reddick, R. F. D. No. 1. 2-20-lt
FOR SALE A team of draft horses
in good condition. Apply at Bitting's
Drug Store. 2-20-tf
FOR RENT Forty acre fenced farm
two miles from Ocala with buildings,
$75 for 1918. D. Niel Ferguson,
FOR RENT A desirable six-rrom
residence; all modern conveniences;
automobile shed. Located close in on
Watula street. Apply to Dr. J. W.
FOR SALE Stucco bungalow; latest
improvements; lo 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 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
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
FORD FOR SALE We have a Ford
touring car in good condition. The
Maxwell Agency, Ocala, Fla. 15-6t
WANTED Two men for dairy work.
One must be thoroughly experienced.
Good salary to the right parties. Ap Apply
ply Apply at once to R. S. Hall's Farm, or;
at office Long distance phone. 15-6t j
SHOES SHINED When you want
your shoes shined, call phone 483, and
I will send for and deliver yonr
shoes. I use the Pomeroy Anchor j
Shoe Holder. i Will dye your tans black!
if desired. Ladies' work a specialty.
Maxie Jackson, 109 W. Broadway, lm
FOR RENT Rooms for light house housekeeping.
keeping. housekeeping. Apply at 115 Orange Ave.,
or phone 408. 2-20-6t
' 1 DR. D. L BONEY
PS "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
-.MONEY TO LOAN
On Good Real Estate Security.
Low Interest Rates. Monthly
or Yearly Payments
F. R. HOCKER, OCALA!
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
Every Decree of Fashion For
Spring and Summer
Can be Obtained at our Parlors
Work Room Under Management of an
Expeit Milliner and Designer
Ocala House Block
Heavy Log Carts
One Dorse Farm Wagons
Two Horse Farm Wagons
Heavy Cross Tie Wagons
Several Second Hand Mules and Horses
Prices aiM Terms IMglM
NEW GROCERY STOItE
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 and Fresh, and our prices will be found
reasonable. Give us a trial. Free Delivery anywhere in town.
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SAINT LEO, PASCO COUrJTY, FLORIDA
IDEAL BOARDIHG SCHOOL FOR TOG WSM
Courses in Classics, Science and Commerce. Also
Primary Department. Send for Catalogue.
Rev., F. Benedict, Director.
OPENS FOR THE FALL TERM. WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 12, 1917.