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

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Thursday, except local rains Thurs Thursday
day Thursday north portion; colder Thursday
northwest portion.
VOL. 25, NO. 57



That a Japanese Invasion of Siberia
Would Have on the People
of Russia
(Associated Press)
Washington, March 6. It was au authoritatively
thoritatively authoritatively stated today that the
United States has sent no communi communication
cation communication to Japan on the subject of ac action
tion action in Siberia, that if any views are
expressed they probably would be
conveyed through Great Britain, thru
whieh the United States will receive
all information on the situation. At
the same time, it is understood that
Japan understands the United States
is giving thought to the moral effect
in Russia of such action and would
feel the absolute necessity must be
apparent before any action is taken.
These views have been expressed to
Great Britain.
But It Could Not Save LaFollette
from Merited Censure for
His Treason
(Associated Press)
Madison, Wis., March 6. A resolu resolution
tion resolution condemning Senator LaFollette
for his attitude on the war was pass passed
ed passed by a vote of 53 to 32 in the state
assembly this afternoon.
Madison, Wis., March 6 The lower
house of the legislature held an all all-night
night all-night session without reaching a vote
on the resolution to censure Senator
LaFollette for his attitude toward
the war. The deadlock was unbroken
thi smorning when a motion for a
breakfast recess failed, socialist
members blocking it.
Sergeant George Davis left Camp
Johnston Monday night for New
York. He sends us the following copy
of the American soldier's ten com commandments,
mandments, commandments, and the Star will guar guarantee
antee guarantee that none will live up to them
better than George.
1. Keep your eyes on the ready,
your ears at full cock and your mouth
at the safety notch, is your sol soldierly
dierly soldierly duty to see and hear clearly;
but as a rule, you should be heard
mainly in the sentry challenge or the
charging cheer.
28. Obey orders first, and, if still
alive, kick afterwards, if you have
been wronged.
3. Keep your rifle or gun and your
accouterments clean and in good or order,
der, order, and yourself as clean as you can;
treat your animals kindly and fairly
and your motor or other machine as
though it belonged to you and was the
only one in the world. Do not waste
your ammunition, your gas, your
food, your time, nor your opportu
4. Never try to fire an empty gun
nor at an empty trench; but when
ybu shoot, shoot to kill, and forget
not that at close quarters, a bayonet
beats a bullet.
5. Tell the truth squarely, face the
music, and take your punishment like
a. man; for a good soldier won't lie,
doesn't skulk, and is "no squealer.
6. Be merciful to your foes and
shame them not, for you are a man;
pity and shield the children in your
captured territory, for you were once
a helpless child.
7. Bear in mind that the enemy is
your enemy and the enemy of hu humanity
manity humanity until he is killed or captured ;
then he is your dead brother or your
fellow soldier beaten and ashamed,
whom you should not further humil humiliate.
iate. humiliate. 8. Do your best to keep your head
clear and cool, your body clean and
comfortable and your feet in good
shape; for you think with your head,
fight with your body, stand and march
with vour feet.
9. Fear dishonor, dread defeat, be
. of good cheer and high courage, and
don't shirk work or danger.
10. Fear not death, dread
wounds, suffer in silence and
A late model 1916 Ford touring
car in absolutely perfect condition.
Also a thirteen, fourteen and fifteen
model Ford, for sale at the Maxwell
Agency. 3-16


British Navy and American Merchant
Marine Have Lost
Bis Boats I
(Associated Press)
London, March 6. The admiralty
officially announced today that the
n i : 1
xnun armea mercanuie cruiser t-
ganan, 17,500 tons, was submarined
off the Irish coast March 1st. The
cruiser had 610 persons on board,
Two officers and 4G men were lost.
An Atlantic Port, March 6. The
American steamship Armenia, for-
merly a German merchantman, lies
t i i ii i 1 j it. T:i.iv I
Deacnea Daaiy aamagea on ine rnu&u

coast, after being torpedoed by a London, March 6. Bolsheviki corn corn-German
German corn-German submarine, it was learned to- mander-in-chief, Ensign Krylenko,
day on the arrival of the crew here, has notified the Austro-German high

The attack was made Feb. 9th.
Leader of the Irish National Party, is
r (Associated Press)
London, March 6. John E. Red-
mond. Irish nationalist leader, died
here this morning from heart failure,
following an operation last Friday.
THE Y. M. C. A.
Atlanta, March 6. Archie Hahn,
famous Michigan University athlete,
ntember of the American Olympic!
teams at Athens and London, will join
the forces of the Army and Navy Y.
C. A. as a training camp physical
nnn tttknn hifl AAnrMftT OS TfOPt I
j. L i T TT!....Uit
team coacu at dtowu uuivcioii.j CA-
Coach Hahn will be detailed to
one of the training
southeastern department, according to
t-v i. i. ti in: 4- t r i
S! 1" -rfow J3b,
Mass athletics and military trim-
..r. -P-m. nnMrttowc hoTra noon omrkTIGP 1
i i : i ,i,;v, in-
Vr jlxi tt
Hahn has promoted at Brown Univer-
nty and the college doctor of phys-
ical education, Dr. F. W. Marvel, has
reiUCXanuy consensu :u naraw.
Recently the National War Work
Council. Y. M. C. A., issued a call for
ZttSJtxst &
mendous task of promoting athletics
among ennsiea men in uammg
i i a. 4. i
home and overseas among American,
French, Italian, Russian and rortu-
guese soldiers. American Red Trian-1
gle work among Russian troops has I
not been discontinued.' Baseball, vol-
leyball, boxing, track athletics, soc-
cer, basketball, football and other
v tit n a 5r,cTnfT.Q ii omn'rnnent
Work Council, greatly improving the
vvo1a A-T 4-Vta o imtT anil HOW I
All candidates for the second-class
'examination, who ; have passed five
noirits of this examination exclusive
of points 1 and 9, will go on a hike J
Fridav afternoon to Waldo cave, if
weather conditions permit.
tt,, .t; rt n-r. fhi ViiVp
iii Thursdav afternoon at 4:30
to make final arrangements to go.
Those who are ready to take the ex
amination in the required points
should see 'one of the scout officials at
once and take them. Don't wait until
Friday to attempt to take your ex-
amination lor there may not De time
to give it to you and you would not
get to go on the hike:
I hereby announce myself a candi
date for re-election as member of tht
Board of Public Instruction of Marion
county for District No. 3. If my serv-
ices have been satisfactory I will ap
pieciaic wc auppuiu ui wus vuwrs a
the June democratic primary election.
A. J. Stephens.
Sparr, Fla., March 6th, 1918.
If you buy 25 cent THRIFT
STAMPS at the rate of only one a
day, and exchange each book of six
teen (with a few cents added) for a
certificate worth $5 in 1923, you are
saving money at the rate of $10 per
Good investment isn t it 7 And a
patriotic habit besides for everj
single THRIFT STAMP is a little
added momentum y behind the one
great desire to shorten this war.
Thrift Stamps are for sale at the
O. K. Grocery, the postoffice and many
other business houses.-
(This advertisement paid for and
donated by the O. K. Teapot Groc-
ery.) 26-tr



Moscow Will be Capital of the Mob
Government of the
(Associated Press)
London, March 6. The evacuation
Petrograd has .begun, according to a
Reuter dispatch dated Tuesday. Three
.... j
ministries nave starteo. u
leave the capital from which the pop-
ulation is also fleeing hastily, lhe
Bolsheviki government DroDOses to
Mei lare Moscow the canital and Pet
i i iv
command that fierhtine continues de
spite the fact that peace has been de
Iclared, and asks if steps nave Deen
taken necessary for cessation of hos-
Petrograd, Tuesday, March 5. The
Bolsheviki leaders have prepared to
withdraw even as far as 'the Ural
mountains rather than submit to de-
feat of the revolution, Trotzky stated
to the Associated Press correspond correspondent'
ent' correspondent' today.
A telegram received in Ocala today
announces the death in Miami at 4
o'clock this morning of Mrs. J. M.
Mrs. Gross passed the four years of
, ... ?V tww 10.17
in Ocala. She was a saintly and use-
. 7i, n ,,,. tn
J" ."T IV" "ZLr".:
. u K
-icmvuiou tumu., v.v-
without regard to denomination
mourn her death and join in heartfelt
th for her husband and chU.
-The funeral arrangements are not
knQwn but it is probable that
remains be taken tQ Mrs.
g, former home Ardmore
nVla for- inrrrtAnL
Tnlnla Lode No. 22. I. O. O. F..
meets every Tuesday evening in the
Odd Fellows' hall on the third floor of
the Star office building at 7:30 o'clock
promptly. A warm welcome always
exvenueu w vwik ut.
M. M. Little, Secretary.
meets the first and third Monday eve
nings in each month in the Odd Fel
lows' hall at 7:30 o'clock.
Clara Moremen, N. G.
Georgia Ten Eyck, Secretary.
Marion-Dunn Lodge No. 19, F. &
A. M.. meets on the first and third
Thursday evenings of each month at
Stephen Jewett, W. M.
Jake .Brown, Secretary.
Fort King Camp No. 14 meets at
the K. of P. hall at 7:3& p. m. every
(second and fourth Friday. Visiting
sovereigns are ailways welcome.
f. W. Whitesides, u. u.
Chas. K. Sage, Clerk
Ocala Lodee No. 286. Benevolent
and Protective Order of Elks, meets
welcomXciub house opo-
site pOStofllCe, east Side.
I C. W. Hunter. E. R.
E. J. Crook. Secretary.
Ocala Lodi?e No. 19. Conventions
held everv Monday nhrht at 7:30
I at the Castle Hall, over the James
Carlisle drugstore. A cordial welcome
k visiting nrotners
H. B. Baxter, C. C.
CLas. K. Sage. K. of R. S.
Regular convocations of the Ocala
Chapter No. 13, R. A. M on the
first Friday in every month at o p. m.
J. A. Bouvier, ii.
Jake Brown. Secretary.
Ornla Chanter. No. 29. O. E. S..
meets at Yonee's hall the second and
I fourth Thursday evenings of each
1 month at 7:30 o clock.
Mrs. Alice Yonce, W. M.
Mrs. susan jook, secretary.


Obliged to Give Up Much Territory
and Make Economic Conces Concessions
sions Concessions to Her Enemies
(Associated Press)
Amsterdam, March 6. M. Ton Ton-cheff,
cheff, Ton-cheff, Bulgarian finance minister, re reporting
porting reporting to the Bulgarian sobranja on
peace negotiations with Rumania,
said on the expiration of the armis armistice
tice armistice Saturday, Rumanian delegates
announced the crown council at Jassy
had decided to accept the conditions
offered by the Central Powers, includ including
ing including the cessation of Dobrudja, read readjustment
justment readjustment of the Hungarian-Rumanian
frontier and granting economic con concessions.
cessions. concessions. The Rumanian government
was then given to March 5th to sign
a preliminary peace treaty, when the
negotiations will be resumed.
Powerful Anti-American Element in
National Convention of
(Associated Press)
Chicago, March 6. After a day of
bitter debate during which caustic
epithets were exchanged and charges
of disloyalty to the party were made
by delegates, the national prohibition
convention was deadlocked last night
by socialists who disagreed with that
party's war stand.
Chicago, March 6. When the dele delegates
gates delegates of the national prohibition con convention
vention convention reassembled today it was ex expected
pected expected a vote on the question foi
merger with the national party would
be reached early in -the afternoon.
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 desire to announce my candidacy
for the position of county commis
sioner from district No. 3, Marion
county,' subject to the democratic pri
mary. J. W. Davis.
Summerfield, Florida.
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
ion'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
resentative two terms will enable me
to make the people, of the twentieth
district a better senator. I will ap
preciate 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.
According to my own inclination
and the solicitation of friends, I here
by announce myself a candidate for
county commissioner for the fourth
commissioner's district of Marion
county, subject to the action of the
democratic primary of 1918. If elect
ed, I promise a faithful discharge oi
the duties of the office and I shall
strive to give satisfaction to all con concerned
cerned concerned by giving the duties of the of office
fice office my personal attention. I shall be
thankful for the support of all inter interested.
ested. interested. Very respectfully,
O. H. (Bob) Rogers.
Lynne, Fla.
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
carefuL Gerig's Drug Store. 2-20
Thirty thousand choice variety to tomato
mato tomato plants at 25c. per 100 or $1.50
per thousand. The Green House. 6-tf




Repulsed a Teuton Attack on Their
Trenches and then Conducted
a Successful Raid
(Associated Press)
Again the Germans in Lorraine
have attacked the American troops
and again they have met with defeat.
Notwithstanding the heavy snow and
the previous repulses they had mei
with in their effort to penetrate the
American positions the enemy Mon Monday
day Monday night in the Toul sector essayed
a surprise attack in considerable
force. The American gunners and
riflemen were quickly after them,
however, and they were forced to beat
a hasty retreat to their trenches.
Later the Americans themselves in
the same region took the initiative
into their own hands and, sallying
forth as a raiding unit, penetrated
German positions and brought back a
number of prisoners.
With the American Army, France,
Tuesday, March 5. During last night
normal artillery firing continued and
patrol parties were active on the
American sector northwest of Toul,
but there were no engagements.
With the American Army, France,
Monday, March 4. A German ma
chine gun in perfect condition may be
sent to Washington as the first Amer American
ican American war trophy. It was among the
mass of material dropped hastily by
the enemy when he retired from his
ineffectual attack on the American
lines last week. The weapon with sev
eral belts of ammunition is now in
possession of intelligence officers.
We desire to thank those who were
so kind to us during the illness and
death of our husband, father and
Mrs. Henry A. Duebel.
Mrs. P. IL Gillen.
William H. Duebel.
Thomas W. Duebel.
Patsey Gillen.
Webster Gillen.
The Portuguese are not heard of
much in the war, but the Portuguese
contingent on the western front, after
being driven from their trenches by a
German raid, the other day, retaliated
by driving the Huns out and re-established
their line in record time.
Picked German troops, equipped
with accurate and complete maps of
the American positions, rehearsad
four times the raid made near Toul,
btft the heavy American machine gun
fire broke up the enemy arrange arrangements
ments arrangements and made the attack a failure.
Mr. A. J Stephens announces that
he will be a candidate for re-election
to the county school board from Dis District
trict District 3. Mr. Stephens has been & good
worker, and it's the Star's opinion the
people would find it difficult to chose
a better man.
Colonel Theodore Roosevelt, who
left Roosevelt hospital in New York
Monday, after a series of serious op operations,
erations, operations, will be deaf in the left eai
for the rest of his life. He has been
blind in the left eye since the White
House days when his sparring part partner,
ner, partner, an army captain, "tapped" him
ungently on an optic nerve. In addi
tion to a deaf ear and a blind eye
Colonel Roosevelt has broken ribs and
numerous scars, mementoes of acci
dents and encounters with wild ani
mals, and he carries the bullet with
which he was wounded by a fanatic
while making a political speech in
Milwaukee in 1912. But "he is in un
usually vigorous condition and will
speedily be in ever better shape than
before," states a bulletin issued by
his physicians.
District No. 2)
To Democratic Voters:
I hereby announce myself a candi candidate
date candidate for member of the Board of
Public Instruction for Marion county,
District No. 2, subject to the action
of the democratic primary election in
June. Thanking the voters for their
hearty support during the term I am
now serving and soliciting same in
the future, I am,
Yours truly, C. R. Veal.
Cotton Plant, March 6, 1918.
We are located on Camp Heights
and have one of the best equipped
shops in Marion county. Williams &
Fox, Auto Service Station. l-t
Cabbage, lettuce and eggplant
plants for sale at the Green House, tf


Complaint that the Big Chicago Mail
Order House Uses Unfair Meth Methods
ods Methods in Competition
(Associated Press)
Washington, March 6. Complaint
was made today by the Federal Trade
Commission against Sears, Roebuck
& Co., of Chicago, charging unfair
methods of competition in the conduct
of its business.
More Money for the Merchants and
Washington, March 6. Tbe Inter Interstate
state Interstate Commerce Commission today
tentatively approved the Application
of the Merchants & Miners Transpor
tation Co. for increased class commo
dity rates between Baltimore and
Philadelphia to Savannah and Jack
Washington, March 5. The con conferees
ferees conferees on the administration's railroad
control bill today definitely approved
their tentative agreement limiting
government control of the carriers to
21 months after peace is declared.
IE fflSII'I 111 IT
Frank Good sail Stole a Colossal Sum
from the French
(Associated Press)
Washington, March 6. On a war warrant
rant warrant sworn out by Counsellor Berger Bergeron
on Bergeron of the French embassy, charging
larceny of from three and a half to
six million dollars from the French
government, by means of truck and
automobile contracts, Frank J. Good Good-sail,
sail, Good-sail, formerly a private in the French
army, wag arrested here today. Fed Federal
eral Federal authorities were asked to return
him to France.
Mr. Walter Luffman, who has made
such an efficient member of the board
of county commissioners from the
fifth district, informs the Star that he
will not be a candidate for re-elec
tion. Mr. Luffman says that his farm
ing operations demand all his time,
and the duties of the office of late
years, on account of the road build
ing activities, make it imperative that
a member of the board devote a great
deal of time to that feature of the
public service. He has been a most
painstaking official and the public
will regret very much to hear of his
determination to retire from the
county's legislative body.
No one has announced for this
position for the coming term.
Mr. Luffman has made a most effi efficient
cient efficient commissioner and the county
will be sorry to lose his services.
Some People We Know, and We Wili
Profit by Hearing About Them
This is a purely local event.
It took place in Ocala.
Not in some faraway place.
Yo uare asked to investigate it.
Asked to believe a citizen's word;
To confirm a citizen's statement.
Any article that is endorsed at
Home is more worthy of confidence
Than one you know nothing about,
Endorsed by unknown people.
H. J. Ashley, proprietor of the
Ashley Sheet Metal Works, Ocala,
says: "I used Doan's Kidney Pills,
procured at Gerig's Drug Store, and
found them to be just as represented.
iThey soon relieved me of backache
ana aisoraerea Kianeys. i minx, u.
taken as directed, Doan's Kidney
Pills will cure kidney complaint and
I don't hesitate giving my name
praising them."
Price COc. at all dealers. Dont
simply ask for a kidney remedy get
Doan's Kidney Pills the same that
Mr. Ashley had. Foster-Milburn Co.,
Props., Buffalo, N. Y. Adv. 2
We make a specialty of complicated
troubles in all makes of automobiles.
Williams & Fox, Auto Service Sta Station,
tion, Station, Camp Heights. l-6t
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
We have left some of that 29-cent
shipment of Correspondence Cards.
Big value. Ceng's Drug Store. Z-20
Bargains in Fords.
3-18 The Maxwell Agency.







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Wonder if a dried-up brain can
produce dry wit.
I he Star is asked to add the name
of John A. Manly, Route A, Box 7,
to the list of Marion county's ginners.
;Only exceptionally fortunate men
"t can have a genuine Hoover break-
X T1 1 1 1 T i
iaat, i'ut uie iccipc, a. sis. uesier
Mr. Wilson and Mr. Lloyd George
have said all they need to. Let them
now devote all their energies to saw sawing
ing sawing wood.
Cupid was a slacker among the
white : folks in Marion county during
February. Only five marriages dur during
ing during that month.
Prussianism and Russianism are
.the upper and nether mill stones
that must be broken or they will pul pulverize
verize pulverize civilization.
The Y. M. C. A. of the United
States is helping France, Italy, Rus Russia,
sia, Russia, Rumania and Portugal as well as
our own people.
; A- special cable dispatch from Lon London
don London says that Japan could send an
-army into Siberia as far as Lake
'Baikal to protect the railroad.
The American gas mask is said to
tbe the most efficient yet devised, ana
; the production is rapid enough to
' moot titahttyHxt oil rvf Vi a omw'a
A v v
. Germany has violated her solemn
pledge to Switzerland. A German
.submarine sank a Spanish vessel. car carrying
rying carrying 3000 tons of wheat for the
s Ocala's pretty girl patriots are now
selling thrift stamps for Uncle Sam.
It's impossible to resist v them. They
could sell a man the courthouse if
they tried.
The Germans excuse their attack
on Finland to the Swedes by saying
they do not intend to keep the con conquered
quered conquered territory, but no Swede is fool
enough to believe them.
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f(When the war is over, the Baltic
jand the Black seas may be temporar temporarily
ily temporarily .Teuton lakes, but the oceans will
forever belong to the Americans, the
'Anglo-Saxons and their friends.
France knows what war is. She
has had forty-three months of it
the worst ever known and she would
not have given her prized crosses of
war to our soldiers had they not de de-'served
'served de-'served them.
It's funny to think that Y. M. C. A:
secretaries send copy to the sports
. editors of the dailies. However, the
An arA jib Vio cjiirl prlitnrs nrfi
good sports, they generally give the
said copy good position.
One of Ocala's budding roses turn-
cream for her, and told him to blow
the money in on thrift stamps. Now,
if that isn't patriotism pure and
undefined, what is?
The French have defeated strong
German efforts to debouch from the
:Neuchatel salient near Rheims. They
('also restored their line completely
after a German attack on a half-mile
front in the Mont Comillet sector.
The southern states are leading the
Union in their subscriptions to Y. M.
C. A. work. Florida is one of the
seven states that has remitted over

75 per cent of the amount subscribed

to the national treasurer last Novem November.
ber. November. It' has remitted 78 per cent and
only Mississippi and Louisiana are
ahead of it.

This is a country full of wood.
Thousands of cords of good pine wood
are lying on the ground all over the
county. Yet wood is high in price in
Ocala and our city plant never has a
wide margin of fuel for emergencies.
The trouble seems to be in the diffi difficulty
culty difficulty to bring the wood to town. It's
the Star's opinion if some enterpris enterprising
ing enterprising man would buy a couple or more
of one-ton auto trucks that can go al almost
most almost anywhere, hire some choppers
and go out in the forests after the
wood, he could obtain all he wanted
and find a good market for it in the
city. Men who own the land would
probably be willing to sell the thou thousands
sands thousands of dead trees now rotting on
the ground at a reasonable price and
the man who made a business of it
could cut and haul the wood to town
and sell it at a fair profit. The dif difficulty
ficulty difficulty is in transportation, .as the
haul is too long for horse or mule
teams, either to town or the railroads
-beside, the railroads are not doing
much of that sort of business now.
Auto trucks would solve the problem,
and the Star believes there is good
money for the man or firm that will
embark in the business.
Long years agobefore the war, if
you asked credit at a store or a soda
fountain or a hotel, because, you said,
you had left your money in your
other pants, your statement was re received
ceived received with an ironical smile. But
times have changed. The other day,
a gentleman accompanied by a lady
partook of soda water in one of
Ocala's most popular refresheries.
When the time came to pay, the gen gentleman
tleman gentleman modestly approached the pro proprietor
prietor proprietor and asked for credit. He had,
he said, two pair of pants, and on
arising that morning had put on the
other pair, forgetting to switch ,his
pocket change and pocket knife at
the same time. The proprietor was
not ironical; instead, he was most
complaisant. He bowed, and smiled
and said that any man who had two
pair of pants these hard times could
have credit at his store.
Mr.. J. N. Johnston, Ocala's city
manager is quite optimistic about
the affairs of pur town. He thinks
that it is a good town and that its
public affairs as compared with those
of other towns, are in good condition.
Altho he has been here but a Jshort
time, he has observed that some few
people who can't have everything
their own way talk like the whole
outfit was consequently on the blink.
He says that if these folks will help
instead of hinder, or at least will sit
back awhile' and he quiet, they will
soon be surprised to see what a fine
little town we have and how well we
can run it. '' That's the line of con conversation
versation conversation we have been wanting to
have handed us for some time, and
from the way Mr. Johnston is going
about his work we opine that he will
do his share in making his words
If the Russians have any national
spirit left, it will be aroused by the
loss of Narva. This city was one of
the first objectives of Peter the Great,
when he began his work of changing
his vague Asiatic empire into an
European nation. He had to wrest it
from the Swedes before he could build
St. Petersburg and give Russia an
outlet on the western ocean.. He start started
ed started the Russian empire in the career
that made it one of the first nations
of the world, and only the cowardice
and treachery of its own people can
turn it from its manifest destiny.
The chairman of thewar savings
committee says that in a few 'days
the names of the Ocala business
houses which have agreed to sell war
savings stamps will be published.
Nearly all of them have been ap approached
proached approached on the subject, and as soon
as they have all been interviewed the
list will be made up for publication.
Those who refuse heed not be .'sur .'surprised
prised .'surprised at a falling off in ', their busi business,
ness, business, as there is a strong disposition
among the loyal people of this city to
trade only with loyal firms.
Now is the time for America to win
the permanent friendship of Japan
by allowing that nation to Jiave a
free hand in Siberia. We hope that a
fit of his ; Mexican mollycoddleishnes3
will not strike Mr. Wilson' at this
"America" is a splendid song and a
ringing tune, but you are not expect expected
ed expected to stand up or remove your, nat
when it is played or sung. That
honor is reserved for the Star Span Spangled
gled Spangled Banner. However, if you hear
"America" when you are in a crowd
of British or Canadians, it will be
proper and courteouV f or you to arise
and (if you are a. man). remove your
hat, for then it will be? their national
anthem, "God Save the King.". s
, President. Wilson Monday began the
second year of his second term, and
the twelve months just passed saw
him transformed from a peace loving
idealist into a determined 4 military
leader and dominant figure in world
Frank Huffaker of the Tampa
Times pats himself on the, head be because
cause because he has survived sixteen years of
Florida journalism. It" was a 'good
thing for Florida when Huffy came to
the state. He is a good writer and
has a wide understanding of and sym sympathy
pathy sympathy with human nature. May his
days be long in the land.

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District attorney for the fifth circuit of Florida, who announces for re reelection
election reelection in the democratic primary. Indications are that he will have no

At last night's meeting of the city
council all members were present as
well as all the city officials. With
little exception -the business transact transacted
ed transacted was routine matters. 1
Dr. W. K. Lane was present and
asked, that the council establish the
lines of South Fourth street between
Wenona and Sanchez streets. The
property lines in this section would
indicate t that in some "instances no
street .was allowed for. A communi communication
cation communication from Dr. Von Engelken was
read, which proposed that the city
establish lines for the street and then
arrange with the property owners for
the purchase of the necessary strips
of land to "open said street on uniform
lines. The matter was referred to the
city attorney to' prepare deeds for
these lands. This street has been in
the limelight for several years and it
is thought that the plans suggested
may lead to its settlement.
The rent on the city's building at
the corner of Broad way and Osceola
streets now being used as a restau restaurant
rant restaurant was reduced to $25 per month.
It was ordered that the bills for
truck and balance on rock crusher
plant be paid.
The, sinking fund commission filed
a report announcing its organization
by the election of D. W. Davis as
chairman and E. J Crook secretary.
The commission requested that the
treasurer turn over to it the money
on hand which belongs in that boy.
The report was approved.
Upon advice of the city attorney it
was ordered that J. M. Moffatt be
paid $100 for a lot in North Ocala
used by the city for laying water and
sewer mains.
City Manager's Report
The city manager submitted the
following report:
The Mayor and Council:
Gentlemen: We have the pleasure
to submit the following report, show showing
ing showing work done during the month of
February in the various departments,
subject to this office.
The report of the street depart department,
ment, department, Supt. Marsh, shows that he
has employed an average of 3
men, 25 days, at a total cost of
$109.83 with very good results.
' Report of Plumbing Inspector Akin
shows that he has employed but one
man other than himself at a total
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cost of $106, including his own sal salary,
ary, salary, and has collected and paid over
to the treasurer fees amounting to
$88. .This is a very creditable show showing
ing showing which indicates ; the department
is nearly self-sustaining.
. Report of Sanitary Inspector Cleve Cleveland.,
land., Cleveland., shows that he has employed an
average of 4M men, 25 days, at a
total cost of $144.89, with receipts of
$1.50. In addition to his general
work Mr. Cleveland attends to feed feeding
ing feeding the five head of stock. He re reports
ports reports the theft of 30 grain sacks
from, the barn.
' Report of Supt. Caldwell of the
light and water plant, shows that he

is producing electrical power at about
2 cents per K. W. H. net, 4 cents per
K. W. H. gross, and water i3 supplied
at .06 per 1000 gallons.
We have made purchases aggregat aggregating
ing aggregating $35.65 since Feb. 15th, as shown
in detail by order vouchers.
. Other purchases made for the
month were prior to my arrival, and
according to former methods and out outstanding
standing outstanding contracts.
Since taking office Feb. 14th, I have
gone over the general field of work
in each department with the respec respective
tive respective superintendents, to get in touch
with the physical working condi conditions
tions conditions and methods now practiced. We
have had inventories made by Marsh,
Cleveland and Akin of the various
stock, tools, equipment, feed, etc.,
now belonging to the city and in their
possession. Mr. Caldwell is now
working his up, which he hopes to
have in hand tonight.
Together with Supt. Caldwell, we
made investigations and examinations
covering all equipment, machinery,
buildings, etc., of the light and water
plant, and submitted report Feb. 16
to the council.
Had a complaint from the Welch Welch-Todd
Todd Welch-Todd Lumber Co. in regard to poor
and insufficient service furnished their
plant. Supt. Caldwell investigated
conditions, submitting specific remedy
which I approve.
Authorized Supt. Caldwell to make
re-connection with water service at
the fair grounds in response to letter
from Mrs. Tweedy to Mr. Osborne. I
here suggest that meter readings be
taken and bills rendered to the secre
tary of the fair association for pay
Made a trip with Mr. Winer to lo
cate and examine machinery for pro
posed use in our contemplated repair
We had Osceola street repaired
from Broadway to Fort King... The
A. C. L. Ry. Co. is now filling in be between
tween between its rails so as to give an even
finish to the street.
' Submitted data for reply to letter
of R. S. Petty, in regard to machinery
sold him from old electric light plant.
Investigated width of South Fourth
street between Sanchez and Wenona,
as it now is laid out between fence
lines, as per report of J. R. Moor
head. There is space enough for a
34-foot street without encroaching on
property now fenced.
Checked over measurements of
property bought from Moffatt on
North Osceola street, for opening
same, and found 100'x40'.
Placed order for automatic dump
truck body for our new.chasses, one
with Meadows and one with McAteer,
at $70 each. Respectfully,
J. N. Johnston, Manager.
The city manager was authorized
to buy wood for the electric light
The street roller which has been
out of commission for some time was
ordered repaired. v
' The special committee to which
was referred the matter of valuation
of the Ocala House property made its
report, which was accepted and the
matter referred to the city attorney
for adjustment.
All the bills properly approved
were ordered paid.

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

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We Have Just Taken In Exchange
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Two Of These Cars Are As
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They have Brand new, high grade tires,
and from radiator to tail light, top to bottom,
are in good condition.
If taken immediately, these cars will go
at a bargain, either cash or a reasonable
payment down and easy terms on balance.
Two Ford touring cars, $150.00 each cash.
One Maxwell Roadster.
One Buick Touring, Heavy car.
One Buick Touring, Light car.
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the outer casings the finest and most
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If You Hare Any News for this De Department,
partment, Department, Call Two-One-Five
or Two-Seven
How We Do Thing
We walk into our meals.
We run into debt.
We rush into print.
We step into a practice.
We fly into a passion.
We jump into a fight.
We dive into a book.
We wade into an adversary.
We sink into slumber.
We leap into notoriety.
We break into society.
We stumble into acquaintance.
We glide into intimacy.
We precipitate ourselves into wed wedlock.
lock. wedlock. Life.
Woman's Club's War Victory Drive
A letter written by Mrs. Delphine
Dodge 'Ashbaugh, explaining the
woman's clubs' war victory commis commission
sion commission Was sent to Ocala Saturday by
Miss Louise Meigs of Jacksonville,
and was read at the Woman's Club
meeting Saturday afternoon. Mrs.
W. T. Gary appointed the 1 following
chairman and committee which met
yesterday afternoon with Mrs. Mar Martin,
tin, Martin, namely: Mrs. G. W. Martin, Mrs.
G. L. Taylor, Mrs. C. H. Lloyd, Mrs.
Walter Preer, Mrs. J. E. Chace, Mrs.
J. R. Dewey, Mrs. Peter Mackintosh
and Miss Annie Davis.
As Mrs. Ashbaugh says, "There has
been no loyal and earnest club woman
in the length and breadth of our land
who has not wondered if the General
Federation of Women's Clubs would
not undertake some magnificent piece
of war work as the contribution of
the?club women of America to the
world's needs."
" 'The war victory commission is dele delegated
gated delegated the task of raising a quarter of
a' million be used to estab establish
lish establish in France recreation houses, med medical
ical medical dispensaries and to do such other
work as is possible under govern government
ment government advice.
"This entire fund is to be raised by
the first' of April and the first v $5000
will be contributed individually by the
board of directors, G. F. W. C. In or order
der order to raise this vast amount, every
club woman in the entire federation
will be called upon to give at least
one dollar.
The 'niembers of the above named
committee will begin a house to house
carivassT on" Thursday, March 7th, and
they will go to all club members, in including
cluding including f associate and complimentary
members," to give each a chance to
help"in"'this big work to be done by
the women's clubs.
' MrsJ Cowles, president of the Gen General
eral General Federation, has recently conferr conferred
ed conferred with Mr. 1 Raymond Fosdick, who
is leaving at once for France to study
plans, ways and means by which
these1 recreation centers can be quick quickly
ly quickly established as "he considers this
Work of vital importance and abso absolutely
lutely absolutely necessary if the morale of the
army is to be maintained, and our
soldiers returned to us sane, clean and
well balanced."
Mrs.' Ashbaugh concluded with this
paragraph:' 'This splendid work, then,
is ours. It is an effort into which we
should put our enthusiasm, our trust,
in 'the deep conviction that we, the
club women of America, by this gift
to be used for our men and boys who
are fighting in 'this' war for world lib liberty,
erty, liberty, .shall .Indicate our loyal desire
also to serve our nation to the end of
victory and true peace."
nThe Seven Swans
The Paramount Christmas release,
?The Seven Swans," parts of which
were made at Silver Springs, will be
shown at the Temple theater Thurs Thursday
day Thursday afternoon and night and Friday
afternoon and night. Dainty Margu Margu-rite
rite Margu-rite Clark is the heroine, and she was
kept for a long time in a dark cave
that was filmed at Silver Springs, as
are -all the bank and stream scenes.
"The Seven Swans" is a fairy story
the like of which came not to the most
fantastic dreams of childhood before
this generation. The poor little picture
books, of other days than these were
as the stage settings of Shakspere's
time compared to the marvelous po poetic
etic poetic and historical scenes of modern
art. There is no attempt in this fairy
story at any painful accuracy of de detail,
tail, detail, but its beauty is made distract distract-ingly
ingly distract-ingly realistic by some admirably se-?
lected exteriors, which are skilfully
intertwined with the studio sets until
the illustration is wellnigh perfect.
In one of these exteriors, near the
bank of a dark and rapidly-flowing
stream, a striking effect has been ob obtained
tained obtained through double exposure, show showing
ing showing a band of good fairies emerging
from the water and dancing gracefully
on its surface, an exquisite idealiza idealization.
tion. idealization. They do not vanish in this air,
but .-.sink back into the stream, their
spiritual dissolution accomplished at
the same time. Some of the palace
chambers, throne rooms and prison
scenes are theatrical, but they become
satisfying through careful attention
to picture contrast of light and sha shadow,
dow, shadow, affording a sub-conscious influ influence
ence influence on .the spectacular.
The same attention to light and
shadow gives poetic beauty to the
water scenes, most of which are nat naturally
urally naturally and appropriately framed. As
in all spectacles, there is a tendency
to overdress the characters, but at attention
tention attention is well-fastened on the star
and good taste marks all she wears.
Mrs. G. A. Nash returned yesterday
from Terra Ceia, where she has been
stopping for ; the pa t month. Mrs.

Nash was joined two weeks ago by
her sister, Mrs. J. H. Strunk and Miss
Catherine, where they haye been look looking
ing looking after their grove interests at that
point. Mrs. Strunk and Miss Cather Catherine
ine Catherine will remain there for another
Junior Epworth League Business
The March business meeting was
held with the president, Theresa Con Con-drey.
drey. Con-drey. After prayer and scripture, the
minutes of last meeting were read and
approved. Four devotional meetings,
including one missionary service, one
council and business meeting and ont
literary social with Japanese features,
15 bouquets and 18 visits to sick, two
Bible study classes and 100 Christian
magazines and papers sent to the
hospital and through the district.
New literature ordered and $1 con contributed
tributed contributed to Japanese missions.
Honor members for February are
Charles and Evelyn Brown, Marjorie
Burnett, Theresa and Audrey Con Con-drey,
drey, Con-drey, Melville Little, Mary Louise and
Elizabeth Atkinson, Carl Henderly,
Gladys and Carrie Brooks, Louise,
Edna and Elizabeth Adams. There
being no further business, the meet meeting
ing meeting adjourned.
King's Daughters
The regular monthly meeting of
the King's Daughters will be held
Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the
Methodist church.
Mrs. Clyatt, Secretary.
Conservation Kitchen
The conservation kitchen will be
open Thursday afternoon at which
time Mrs. Kate B. Weaver will give
demonstrations and talks on food con conservation.
servation. conservation. There will also be a class
Friday morning. This kitchen is lo located
cated located in the old Teapot Grovery store
room which has been given for the use
of the kitchen by Mrs. Chace.
Mrs. Weaver is appointed by the
department of agriculture for this
emergency work' and her classes are
free and open to every woman of
Ocala. Demonstrations will be given
every Thursday and Friday for sev several
eral several months and will include the use
of wheat substitutes, meat substi substitutes,
tutes, substitutes, fat and sugar savers, planning
of meals, conservation of the family
health and all other problems that
confront the home maker these war
times. The women of Ocala and vicin vicinity
ity vicinity are cordially invited to attend all
of the meetings.
m .m m
Mrs. Roberts of New Jersey has
arrived in Ocala to visit her son-in-law
and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. N.
U. Kindt.
Mrs. P. J. Sistrunk and Miss Ber-
nice Smith have returned to their
home in Martel after a brief visit to
their Ocala relatives.
Mrs. C. L. Wilson of Bartow arriv arrived
ed arrived in Ocala today for a two weeks'
visit to her daughter, Mrs. Ira F.
Barnett and family.
Mrs. T. E. Bridges' many friends
regret to hear that her sister, Mrs.
McCloud of Hartsville, S. C, is ser seriously
iously seriously ill at her home.
Mr. and Mrs. M. G. Porter and Mr.
Will Mock of Jacksonville are visit visiting
ing visiting their Ocala friends. They came
over in Mr. Mock's big touring car.'
Mrs. Perry Anthony returned home
early this morning from Jacksonville,
where she has been for the past ten
days, near her husband who was sta stationed
tioned stationed at Camp Johnston.
Mr. and Mrs. James Purvis of
Ocala were over Sunday guests of
their son, Ashley and his wife, at
Cameron city. East Sanford notes.
Dr. and Mrs. Purvis formerly lived
in this city, but are now residents of
Misses lone and Nannie Hodge of
Hodge's Island, who have been visit visiting
ing visiting relatives in Micanopy and Yalaha
for the past fortnight, have arrived in
the city for a week's visit to their
aunt, Mrs. Lanier Robertson and
Mrs. Frank Durand and daughter,
Virginia of Yalaha, arrived in Ocala
last Saturday for a week's visit to
Mrs. Durand's sister, Mrs. Fred E.
Weihe and sons. Little Miss Dorothy
Durand is visiting her aunt, Mrs.
Hodges at Hodges Island.
Mrs. Delbert Haskell of Belleview
has decided to make her home for the
present in Ocala, and has taken rooms
at the Florida House. She will be
welcomed by the many friends -she
has in our city. Mr. Haskell is in
Cuba, where he finds business so good
that he may remain until the war is
Little Miss Lillian Hyndman,
daughter of 3Ir. and Mrs. J.' E. Hynd Hyndman,
man, Hyndman, had her tonsils and adenoids
removed at the hospital Monday
morning. Miss Lillian who is now at
home again, is dbing splendidly.
Mr. Perry Anthony, who has been
stationed at Camp Johnston, left last
night for Buffalo with the 5th divis division.
ion. division. Mr. Lee Sharp leaves there today
with his company for Virginia and
Mr. Frank Churchill leaves there Fri Friday.
day. Friday. Mr. Churchill has been visiting
his people in Webster since last Fri Friday,
day, Friday, but will return to the camp to today.
day. today.

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Good Rice Crops Grown In Abundant
Moisture and Region Is Noted
for Good Cattle.
Sylhet Is a city In the most curious
part of India the great, low lying,
jungly, flooded, tea and rice districts
of the far Southeast. Sylhet tea is
known all over the peninsula.
So low do these regions lie that the
heavy rains of the rainy season result
In their being flooded for many months
of the year. Though far Inland, after
the rains this is literally a sea, where
all travel Is by boat and even ships of
some size can navigate. The torren torrential
tial torrential downpours flood the lower parts of
the country to a depth of many feet.
There is one little village at the base
of the Khasia hills which had a meas measured
ured measured rainfall of 60 feet In one year,
an exchange says.
The villages of this curious district
about Sylhet are set on the crest of
hills. After the rains fall they are Is Islands.
lands. Islands. The people are very expert
boatmen and the children can swim
almost as soon as they can walk.
This Is probably the only part of In India
dia India where the canoe Is In use. A craft
not unlike the American is manufac manufactured
tured manufactured by hollowing out a tree trunk
very thin. Larger canoes, propelled
by 20 paddles, are made in the same
way, and canoe racing Is one of the
principal sports.
The villagers of these Island villages
keep diminutive cattle which they feed
largely on marsh grasses cut from
boats. As a result of abundant feed
and lack of exercise, the cows grow
fat and sleek to a degree unusual
among the lean Indian cattle. Their
milk,' butter and cheese are known as
delicacies In the nearby cities. These
same villages raise unusually fine rice,
by planting before the rains begin.
As the country Is flooded, the stalks
of the rice grow with the rising sur surface
face surface of the waters, so that rice stalks
ten feet long may be seen when the
floods recede.
Discovery. That Is Universally Made
' Use Of Was the Result of
The discovery of cork for stoppers
is ascribed to the monk Don Perlgnon,
who managed the cellars of the abbey
of Haut Vllliers In 1675. One day he
ran short of the usual stoppering,
which was pads of hemp or cloth
steeped In oil, and being something of
a botanist, he had noticed that the out outer
er outer layer of the bark of certain species
of the oak tree was of comparatively
soft wood. He procured some of this
porous material and shaped It so that
it would fit Into some partially fer fermented
mented fermented bottles of wine.
Later on opening the ; bottles he
found that the effect of the confined
carbonic add gas which this new stop stopper
per stopper did not allow to escape acted on
the wine so as to make It effervesce.
From then on for a long time It was
supposed that this phenomena was due
to the action of the cork on the wine,
and effervescing or hissing wine be became
came became the rage. Enterprising mer merchants
chants merchants saw1 the possibilities of this
wood, and they introduced It for gen general
eral general purposes as stoppers.
Evolution of Wheeled Vehicles.
When' the world awakened from Its
apparent long sleep of the middle ages,
during which the art of vehicle con construction,'
struction,' construction,' like all other arts, sank Into
oblivion, manufacturing was revived
and from this awakening, about 1400
A. D marked improvements are found.
Emperors and kings, vied with each
other in the effort to outshine and out outclass
class outclass one another, and through this
rivalry we note substantial advance advancement
ment advancement In 1550 Al D. It Is said there
were only three coaches in Paris, and
within the next century we find the
feudal lords throughout continental
Europe supplying themselves with the
most extravagant and luxurious of
equipages, some costing more than
$10,000 each."
The artist's skill was employed,
poet's sang beautiful songs in their
praise, and the epidemic spread, cre creating
ating creating an eager desire upon all to out outrival
rival outrival their neighbors.
The Opium Habit,
There are ythree different forms of
taking opium. Some people, for exam example
ple example the Turks, eat It ; others, like the
Chinese, smoke It, while the Inhabi Inhabitants
tants Inhabitants of more civilized countries usual usually
ly usually drink it as laudanum. The drug is
obtained from the unripe fruit of the
common white poppy. Incisions- are
made in the heads of the plant, from
which a creamy juice exudes, harden hardening
ing hardening on Its exposure to the air. This is
scraped off and made up into small
cakes. In which form it Is sold. The
confirmed opium eater or smoker re reduces
duces reduces himself to an Indescribably
wretched state of mind and body, and
very seldom lives to' be forty If the
practice has been acquired at an early
period In life.'
Yiddish is a term used to designate
a language which Is spoken at the pres present
ent present moment by some millions of peo people.
ple. people. Strictly speaking, Yiddish is not
a language, nor a dialect, but a jargon
the jargon used by Judeo-German
communities dwelling chiefly In Ger Germany
many Germany and Russia, and by the Immi Immigrants
grants Immigrants coming from those countries to
the United States. Yiddish owes its
existent o the persecution to which
the Je ere subjected in Germany
at the tlL of the Reformation. Its es essential
sential essential bai.s Is high German, with an
admixture of Hebraic and Slavic elements.


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OGlUA Ulffi
Mr. A. T. Thomas has returned
from his business trip to Atlanta.
Mr. Henry Bradley of Port Tampa
city, is spending a few days with his
Ocala friends.
News comes from Camp Jackson
that our efficient young friend, Tom
McGahagin, has been promoted to the
rank of sergeant.
The Belleview Civic League intends
to give a tacky party at its clubhouse
about two weeks from now. Watch the
Star for further notice.
The numerous friends of Mr. John
Heintz, Ocala's clever florist, who has
been tied up with rheumatism for
some time, are glad to see him able to
be out again.
Everybody is glad to see genial
Jules Cohn back in Ocafa. Jules has
been in Jacksonville for several
months, but has returned, his friends
hope, to stay.
Messrs. Reuben Redding, Leonard
Redding, S. S. Knight and family, W.
D. Eminisor and family and John
Knight and family enjoyed a picnic
and fish fry at Starke's ferry the
other day.
Berry Carter, one of our livest
farmers, has in 35 acres in truck, 2d
in cotton and 100 m corn. Berry
says he doesn't know which way the
cat will jump, so he intends to catch
him, either coming or going.
Mr. G. E. Hoffman of Atlanta, rep representing
resenting representing the Fox Film corporation,
was conducting business in Ocala
Monday. Manager Bennett has book
ed some splendid Fox pictures for the
Temple in the near future, among
them several of Theda Bara's latest
Mr. C. C. Rawls, for many years
one of the leading citizens of the
western Marion and eastern Levy sec
tion, later a resident of Lake City,
and now abiding in Miami, was in
town yesterday, greeting his friends,
who are all who know him.
Mr. Whitfield Palmer, owing to a
deficiency in his left eye, failed to
pass physical examination at Camp
Jackson, and is expected home to today.
day. today. Whit said he could shoot just as
well with one eye as with two, but the
army surgeons did not agree with
' The local live stock association had
a meeting at the board of trade rooms
Tuesday afternoon. Mr. J. L. Edwards
presided and Dr. Chipman was secre secretary.
tary. secretary. Some twelve or fifteen members
were present. Dr. Rogers gave ah in instructive
structive instructive talk on the care of horses
and other stock.
The Belleview Civic League will
give a minstrel performance at its
clubhouse this evening, and a dance
after the show, all for the insignifi insignificant
cant insignificant price of 25 cents. The league will
be glad to see its Ocala friends, and
all know that everybody who goes to
Belleview always has a good time.
Mr. J. M. Meffert will visit the
state fair in Jacksonville tomorrow,
and will be accompanied by his son,
Roscoe who is attending the Univer University
sity University of Florida at Gainesville, study studying
ing studying agriculture. Mr. Meffert is prob probably
ably probably the largest individual farmer in
the county and is greatly interested in
everything pertaining to agriculture.
Mr. C. A. Tremere of Belleview, re
turning home from the state fair in
Jacksonville, stopped in town Tuesday
long enough to say that the fair was
one of the finest ever seen. The
Percheron exhibit of the Anthony
Farms is attracting particular atten
tion from the visitors to the horse
Tha trial of Will Grissett, for moon
shining, in Judge Smith's court yes yesterday,
terday, yesterday, resulted in a mistrial. Con Considering
sidering Considering that Grissett's still is in the
sheriff's office, and the other evidence,
it is indeed strange that the jurors
couldn't agree. If the man had been
on trial for murder on such evidence,
they would have hung him.
An unusual growth is a bunch of
orange mistletoe, which is seen at the
city clerk's office. Miss Helen Scott,
the efficient young lady deputy clerk,
was presented with it by a grove
owner while out auto riding the other
day, and is keeping it over her desk
to show to her friends. It has thorns
and flowers like the tree it grew on,
but the flowers had no odor and the
wood is of a decidedly different tex
Mr. Mark Bryant, who has been
day manager of the Harrington Cafe
all winter, will leave in a day or so
for Arcadia, where he will ero into
business for himself. Ocala will be
sorry to lose Mr. Bryant. He is not
only an excellent restaurateur, but a
genial good fellow and has made
numberless friends during his stay
here. He will be accompanied and
assisted by Mr. C'Oliver Davis, who
has been night manager at the Har Harrington
rington Harrington for some months, and is also
most popular and efficient.
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Comfort for Sufferers in Stories of
Careers of Noted Authors and
Those who are afflicted with Ill-health
may derive some comfort from the
statement, quoted in a recent book on
"Suffering and the War," that "Cole "Coleridge
ridge "Coleridge claimed that the greatest works
of the nineteen centuries were all
written by men of feeble health Spin Spinoza's
oza's Spinoza's 'Ethics, Bacon's 'Novum Or Or-ganum
ganum Or-ganum and Kant's "Critique of Pure
Reason. As another instance of the
Triumph of the spirit. Sir Isaac New Newton,
ton, Newton, it Is stated, according to London
Tit-Bits, was a most unpromising child,
with a frail body and poor eyesight.
"He showed no aptitude for study, and
was first Incited by the desire to get
ahead of a boy who kicked him.
Another great writer who accom accomplished
plished accomplished much despite the handicap of
poor health was Herbert Spencer. Like
Newton, as a boy he was backward in
his studies." A new life of Spencer by
Hugh Elliot says : "He was very back backward
ward backward as a boy In the ordinary subjects
of children's lessons. Morally,
he was extremely disobedient and con contemptuous
temptuous contemptuous of authority," At thirteen
"he found the discipline (of his school)
more severe than he cared about, and
raji away home to Derby again, walk walking
ing walking 48 miles the first day. Yet as a
man, "without money, without special
education, without health, he produced
18 large volumes of philosophy and
science of many diverse kinds, pub published
lished published a variety of mechanical inven inventions,
tions, inventions, and on endless other subjects,
great and small, he set forth a profu profusion
sion profusion of new and original Ideas.
Glib Tongue About AH That Is Needed
to Get the Money In Eastern
Gullible and curious are the two
chief characteristics of the smart guy,
and there Is no one who knows this
better than the street fakir. One of
those sharp-witted fakirs, with a gift
of gab made a cleanup in the financial
district the other day, remarks the
New York Tribune. He went down
there Just as the deckhands of the big
corporations were pouring out of the
skyscrapers for a bite to eat. He had
a grip full of little black boxes that
looked like cameras.
"nere yer are," he shouted, "for two
nickels or one dime. The cutest little
thing you can imagine. Stand on the
sidewalk, fix this little box at the right
angle, and able to look Into
a second-story window and see what's
going on without the slightest incon
"In the old way, when you wanted
to peep through a keyhole you went
down on your haunches, at some per
sonal inconvenience. Besides, there
was always the danger of being shot
In the eye with a hatpin or a knitting
needle. Buy one of the cute little toys
and you can stand on both feet, and,
without endangering life or limb, you
can see all that's going on In the room.'
Nearly every one who stopped fished
out a dime and bought one. Then a
cop came along, the fakir slipped away
and the crowd melted. Everybody who
bought the little "camera" tried to
work It 40 different ways, and then
discovered that they had been stung.
How Rome Encouraged Birth Rate.
To encourage the birth rate the Ro
mans made use of the age-long fight
of women with property for the power
to control it This power that It took
the women of England and America
living under the English pommnn law
2,500 years' longer to achieve was
granted by Numa Pompilius, in 715 B.
C, to women who were mothers ol
three children, who were privileged to
have "free administration of their own
affairs without guardian or tutor." To
the women who had inherited large
fortunes this must have been an ex exceedingly
ceedingly exceedingly effective inducement to the
rearing of large families, and an ex excellent
cellent excellent counteraction to the various In Influences
fluences Influences in Roman life which would
tend to keep the birth rate down. This
is probably one of the few isolated ex examples
amples examples where militaristic ideals work worked
ed worked for the benefit of women.
Patch Up Telephone Poles.
The ever-Increasing cost of lumber
has led to the use of many devices to
save wood. One of the most ingenious
is the method to save telephone poles,
which rot at the base just above and
below the surface of the ground. The
upper portion remains sound for a
longer time than the base. A short
pole, creosoted so as to withstand de decay,
cay, decay, is placed in the ground beside the
old pole and firmly fastened to It This
adds several years to the length ol
time the pole will serve. The arrange arrangement
ment arrangement also serves as a protection to
pedestrians; for since the part burled
rots long before the tipper part, the
fall might occur most unexpectedly.
Popular Science Monthly.
Not Extravagant.
An English, Irish, and Scottish sol soldier
dier soldier were returning to camp after a
stroll. They were footsore and tired,
and a kindly farmer on his way home
from market gave them a lift on the
The soldiers were very grateful'and
wished to reward the farmer for his
Said the Englishman: "Let's stand
him a drink !'
"Sure," said Pat "that Is agin the
law. Let's give him some baccy I"
"Hoot ma laddies T Interjected the
Scot "Don't be extravagant Let's
shake hands with the mon and wish
him good nicht

Oil il
(Continued from Third Page)

Marguerite Clayton at jthe Temple
Marguerite Clayton, the pretty
blonde sister of Ethel Clayton, and
Taylor Holmes star at the Temple to today
day today in an Essanay release that com combines
bines combines humor and romance in a clever
way. Taylor Holmes has in today's
picture unlimited opportunity to dis display
play display the subtle with that made him
famous on the stateg. He says himself
that this picture, "Two Bit Seats," is
even better than his first, "Efficiency
Edgar's Courtship" and "Fools For
Luck." The last picture was seen
here and took the patrons by storm,
and "Efficiency Edgar's Courtship"
ran in the Saturday Evening Post.
Jimmy had for financial reasons to
sit in cheap seats at the musical com
edy, but he found himself next to
pretty, neatly dressed girl and but
you'd rather have the rest a surprise.
One of the cutest parts of this five five-reel
reel five-reel picture is the "Sister Susie"
scene, and the comedian spins a won wonderful
derful wonderful yarn to the maiden who is more
interested in it than in her own yarn
which is falling on the floor.
Along with this feature will be
shown a Pathe News and a two-reel
Billy West comedy.
Mrs. T. E. Bridges expects to leave
this afternoon for Hartsville, N. C, to
be with her sister, Mrs. McCloud, who
is dangerously ill.
Miss Ruth Rentz, Miss Catherine
Livingston, Mrs. Tom Pasteur and
Mrs. Dudley Spain enjoyed an in informal
formal informal game of cards yesterday aft afternoon
ernoon afternoon at the home of Miss Rentz.
After the games they enjoyed iced
tea, pimento sandwiches, cakes and
calted almonds. The little affair was
planned in honor of Mrs. Spain, who
had expected to return to Talbotton,
Ga.,Friday, but has decided to remain
here until the last of next wek.
Lieut. Annie Moorhead and Miss
Louise Spencer were in the booth in
Frank's Store yesterday afternoon
and sold $25 worth of thrift and war
savings stamps. Lieut. Elizabeth Da
vis was in charge this morning; with I
Mrs. James laylor and Miss L.ucile
Robinson, and they sold $10.50 worth
of stamps. Lieut. Mabel Meffert and
her workers are in charge this aft afternoon.
ernoon. afternoon. Jack Camp Jr. went to Jacksonville
this afternoon to join his parents and
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Camp, who
have been in Jacksonville since Sun Sunday.
day. Sunday. He will accompany them noifte
in their car the last of this week.
Miss Doris Brodnax of-Jacksonville
will arrive in Ocala Sunday for a
week's visit to Mrs. W. V. Newsom.
There are more tourists in town
than have been any other time this
season. The Daylight Line is now
running two boats, the City of Ocala
and Wekiwa, between Silver Springs
and Palatka, and carrying good
crowds every trip. The Hart Line
boats are also running, tho they carry
comparatively few people.
A large party of people, on one of
the Bartlett tours, coming up from
the East Coast, via the Daylight Line,
were in town last night and went on
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Superstition Concerning Moon.
That the moon can make people
mad is still a prevalent belief, and
even most of those who pride them themselves
selves themselves on being free from all supersti superstition
tion superstition would hesitate to lie where the
moon can shine upon them while they
sleep. For would they not run the
risk of being "moon struck 7 Does
not Othello in the agony of his soul
exclaim :
"Tia tk very error of the moon.
Bhe comes more near the earth than she
waa wont.
And makes men mad.
Science ridicules all of this today,
pointing out that the moon can send us
nothing but her light, which is only a
feeble reflection of that of the sun, and
the attraction of her gravity, which
seems to affect the rise and fall of the
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The scent of apple blossoms per pervaded
vaded pervaded the orchard, bringing to Anna
Smith poignant memories of a late
afternoon three years ago when, in
that very orchard, Edgar Gillam had
said his last good-by.
She and Edgar had grown up to together.
gether. together. Living on adjacent farms. It
had only been natural that Edgar
should drop over of an evening to sit
on the broad porch of the Smith resi residence.
dence. residence. The Gillam farm was one of the
most prosperous in that section of the
state; the Gillams themselves were
all that could be desired socially, and
Edgar, as the only son and heir, was
much sought after by the girls of the
village. He was a tall, upstanding
young man, with light curly hair which
invited stray fingers, and blue eyes
which looked at one with a fearless
frankness which was almost discon disconcerting.
certing. disconcerting. But there had been a deep hurt In
those eyes when he had said good good-by
by good-by to Anna. The day had started off
much as other days, but at noon Ned
Howell had phoned over from the vil village
lage village and had asked Anna if she would
go auto riding with him that after afternoon.
noon. afternoon. And Anna, rather flattered by
the invitation, had accepted. Ned had
been East to college for three years
and was spending his first vacation in
his home town.
Anna had first met hira after prayer prayer-meeting.
meeting. prayer-meeting. He had come in the car evi evidently
dently evidently In search of amusement and
had asked If he might see her home.
Edgar, she knew, was waiting at the
door, as he had done for the past two
years, but she had nodded a happy ac acceptance
ceptance acceptance to Ned's invitation, and
passed Edgar with the barest smile.
Ned had taken her home In the car,
but they hadn't gone directly to her
"Well take a little spin," he had
said. "It's much too early to go home
And so they had rolled around the
country roads while Ned told her of
the life at college, of dances, football
games and week-end house parties.
"Perhaps you might be able to come
East to one of the dances," he had re remarked
marked remarked just before he left her. "I
would be pleased to have you come,
you know."
She had been flattered, Immensely
flattered, at the Implied Invitation, and
when he suggested that they take an another
other another ride the next evening, she had
seadily consented. In the afternoon
she had gone to the orchard to think
about it all. And then, Edgar had
come. He stood before her as she
sat on the bench.
"What time did you get in last
night?" he had asked.
"Before twelve," she answered.
"Were you out riding with Ned How Howell
ell Howell all that time?"
"Don't you know," he said, calmly,
that Ned has changed a lot since he
went away?"
"Of course, he has; he's a college
man now, and he talks of different
things, and acts more like an Eastern Easterner."
er." Easterner."
"I didn't mean that"
"What did you mean?"
"I meant that he fell in with the
wrong kind of men at college; that
he's used to girls who drink cocktails
and stay out all hours of the night."
Anna had idly plucked an apple
blossom which hung near.
Tm sorry you don't like him," she
had answered. Tm going riding with
him again tonight"
"What!" Edgar's face had grown
suddenly white.
"And he's asked me to go to a col college
lege college dance this winter, and Tm going,"
Anna had continued.
"Tm sorry," he said. "I don't want
you to have anything to do with Ned.
But what I want doesn't make any dif difference,
ference, difference, but I'm going to tell you some something,
thing, something, just the same. I'm not much at
saying things, but ever since. I was a
little kid, I've thought all the world of
you. And I had hoped that In anothr
er year, maybe you would promise to
marry me, and and that we could live
on my place, and be together all the
She had looked at him wonderlngly.
"Why, Edgar," she said finally. "I
never cared for you like that"
He had searched her eyes for a brief
moment and then dropped his head.
"No," he had said softly, "I don't
think that you do."
That was three years ago. Ned
Howell had not come to take her auto
riding; Instead, he had gone away
to visit a friend without so much as a
word to her. And Edgar had left two
days later for California to take
charge of a farm his father had
Suddenly a footstep sounded near nearby
by nearby and a figure stood before her.
"Anna!" someone said.
She caught her breath sharply,
hardly daring to look up. But when
finally she gained the courage, Edgar,
slightly older, but with the same frank
blue eyes, smiled happily at her and
held out his arms.
"I still care as I did when I was a
little kid," he said softly.
(Copyright, 1917. by the McClure Newspa Newspaper
per Newspaper Syndicate.)
A Tightwad.
He Here I've spent four years
courting you, and you throw me over
for another fellow.
She Well, he spent less time and
more money, that's why.

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Owner may have same by paying ex expenses.
penses. expenses. T. C. Carter, Ocala. 3-2-6t
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make prompt returns and will appre appreciate
ciate appreciate your shipments. Give us a trial
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FOR SALE 1917 Dodge touring
car. In first class shape. Five good
tires. Blalock Brothers, 107 Oklawaha
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FOR RENT Large, airy rooms. Can
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Motive Power of One of the Civil War
Railroads Was Primitive In
the Extreme.
The history of railway operation In
this country offers many curious and
Interesting details. Among them none
are stranger than those that concern
the Memphis, El Paso & Pacific rail railroad,
road, railroad, a 40-mile line operated between
Marshall, Tex., and Shreveport, La,
during the Civil war.
The owner was John Hlgginson. He
had many titles: chairman of the
board, president vice president su superintendent
perintendent superintendent trainmaster, roadm aster,
freight and passenger agent fireman,
conductor and master mechanic The
motive power was of the best in those
days, and consisted of several yoke of
oxen, commonly known as "hay-burners."
The oxen were, it Is said, gen generally
erally generally on time.
Mr. Hlgginson ran his train on a tri triweekly
weekly triweekly schedule. When he had gath gathered
ered gathered up a "cargo" and everything was
ready for the trip he loaded the oxen
Into the first box car in the train. In
the next car he had put the freight and
the passengers, and in the third he
himself rode. The cars started down
the steep grade out of Marshall and,
after they had rolled as far as they
would Mr. Hlgginson set the brakes
and proceeded to unload the oxen and
hitch them to the coupling of the car.
Then he released the brakes and start started
ed started the train up the grade. At the top
the oxen were again loaded into their
car and another start was made down downhill.
hill. downhill. By repeating this operation sev several
eral several times Mr. Hlgginson and his train
would finally reach Shreveport
The passenger rate was 25 cents a
person. Freight charges were any anything
thing anything the owner of the line could get.
Since there was no competition, Mr.
Hlgginson made money. All freight
was marked "red ball" and handled
as soon as received.
This, however, was not the first
"hay-burning" railway in the United
States. Most of the early lines made
use of animals. The Baltimore & Ohio
at one time employed horses to haul
freight and passenger trains over the
first 15 miles of track constructed.
Youth's Companion.
A good assortment of Fountain
Pens to be had at Gerig's Draff
Store. 2-20



I especially offer my services to the
people of Central Florida, and invite
personal visits or mail orders.
202-204 Hogan St., Park Hotel Bldg.,
FOR SALE 1 80-hp. Atlas high high-pressure
pressure high-pressure boiler with fittings, gong,
whistle and brick; good as new. 1 45 45-hp.
hp. 45-hp. crude oil or kerosene-burning en engine,
gine, engine, only run three months. 1 new
Sandwitch corn shucker and sheller,
capacity 60 bushels per hour. Nathan A
Mayo, Summerfield, Fla. 3-2-6t
Don't matter if broken. I pay $2 to
$15 per set, also cash for old gold,
silver, platinum, dental gold and old
gold jewelry. Will send cash by return
mail and will hold goods 10 days for
sender's approval of my price. Mail
to L. Mazer, 2007 S. 5th St., Philadel Philadelphia,
phia, Philadelphia, Pa. 2-23-lm
FOR SALE Two hundred bushels
early maturing Bunch Sea Island cot cotton
ton cotton seed; made in 1916 and clear of
weevils. Cotton has long staple and
will third itself in lint. Price $2 per
bushel. Also two double roller Foss
gins, new; one good upland Windship
gin press, shafting, belting at a bar bargain.
gain. bargain. Reason for selling am putting
in feed mill. W. T. Stated Valdosta,
Ga. 2-28-3t

WALL PAPERING Sample books
will be taken to customers for in"
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specuon. Agent lor me xienry oosui
Co., New York and Chicago. P. S.
Staggers, Painter, Box 58 Route B,
Ocala. Phone 2M. 3-1-tf
SHOES SHINED When you want
your shoes shined, call phone 483, and
I will send for and deliver your
shoes. I use the Pomeroy Anchor
Shoe Holder. Will dye your tans black
if desired. Ladies' work a specialty.
Maxie Jackson, 109 W. Broadway, lm
Ocala, Florida
Evening Star
RATES Twenty-five words
or less one time 25 cents;
three times 50 cents; six
times 75 cents. Over twenty-five
words, and under fif fifty,
ty, fifty, double above rate.
This rate is for consecutive
insertions. Special rate by
the month. Try them out


Buy war savings stamps to help
win the war, and have us fill youu-

prescriptions for accurate service.
The Court Pharmacy. tf r9
Bargains in Fords.
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