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OGALA, FLORIDA, MONDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1918.
VOL. 25, NO. 307
UP HIS IRK
Problem of Feeding Liberated Na
tions of Europe in Fair Way
of Being Solved
Paris, Dec. 23 (By the Associat
ed Press.) President Wilson's con
ferences today and tomorrow will
virtually complete the preliminaries
he expected to dispose of before go going
ing going to England. They probably will
lay the principal groundwork for the
actual peace conference. President
Wilson considers the most pressing
of all the problems before the En Entente
tente Entente nations, that of supplying food
to the starving peoples of liberated
countries, is in a fair way toward be being
ing being solved.
BIG CHRISTMAS FOR
OUR SOLDIER BOYS
France Will Long Remember the
Holiday Season of 1918
Paris, Dec. 23. An American
Christmas for American soldiers and
for French children, is the great
Yuletide project of the American ex-
peditionary force, aided by the Y. M.
C. A. Thousands of tinseled trees
decked with presents have been dis distributed
tributed distributed in readiness for the day,
thousands of red Santa Claus cos costumes
tumes costumes with accompanying white
whiskers, have been provided, and
thousands of Christmas entertain entertainments
ments entertainments have been prepared for presen presentation
tation presentation on Christmas eve in the Red
Triangle huts, "his home over there."
The Americans have shown the
French what they can do in the way
of fighting, and now vill present their
peculiar ideas in the way of celebrat celebrating
ing celebrating the day of universal good will,
the birthday of the Prince of Peace.
Last December, when there were less
than 200,000 American soldiers in
France, and these mostly busied
training for the great knockout which
they delivered to militarism this
summer, the boys in khaki and the
"Y" workers managed to show a
small sample of the American Christ Christmas
mas Christmas idea to the French. This year the
2,000,000 Americans here will import
America's Yuletide bodily and set it
down on the sacred soil of France,
where the people have learned to ex expect
pect expect the Yanks to do everything on
JLhe grand scale.
The celebration will divide into two
parts, the Christmas for the Ameri American
can American boys sofar from their own fire firesides,
sides, firesides, and the gift day for the
youngsters of France, so long denied
a real observation of their belovel
To each of the 2,000,000 soldiers in
the American expeditionary force j
the Y. M. C. A. will present a Christ Christmas
mas Christmas box containing two bars of choc chocolate,
olate, chocolate, a package of cream candy, two
packages of cigarettes and a tin of
tobacco. In addition, each man will
deceive a Christmas card.
TheTRed Triangle organization has
arranged for the Christmas eve en en-tertainments
tertainments en-tertainments in, the "Y" huts, 1900 in
- number, as well as in the 1500 Vobers
du Soldat maintained with the
French army. A comedy sketch writ written
ten written exclusively for the American sol soldiers
diers soldiers in France, has been in the
course of secret rehearsal for weeks
and will be given the greatest pre premier
mier premier in theatrical history hundreds
of "first nights" simultaneously on
the night of the 24th, with hundreds
of original casts. The entertainment
department of the Y. M. C A. sent
out the dramatic coaches who re
hearsed the soldier-actors in "their
parts And furnished the necessary
costumes and make-up.
FOR (jflFTS IN IVORY
If you have in mind making a pres present
ent present of Ivory Goods you are sure to
find just what you want in our stock,
as it includes about every article
made up of this material. A few sug suggestions:
gestions: suggestions: Complete Toilet Sets, Mili Military
tary Military Sets, Picture Easels for the desk,
Manicure Sets, Clothes Brushes, Hat
Brushes, Clocks, Perfume -and Pin
Cushion Sets. etc. THE BOOK SHOP,
.Main street, Ocala. 3t
WILL BE CLOSED CHRISTMAS
Our store will be closed all day on
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The most complete line of BABY
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SINKING THE SHIPS
PRESIDENT PROBABLY THINKS
THERE IS ALREADY ENOUGH
MARINE ARCHITECTURE IN
DAVY JONES' LOCKER.
Washington, Dec. 23. It may be
stated authoritaitively that the pres president
ident president will oppose in most direct fash fashion
ion fashion any proposals from any source to
sink the warships surrendered by
Germany. Officials have professed
to know nothing of the president's
attitude until today.
GREASER JOURNALS DISAGREE
Ambassador Fletcher advised the
state department today that El Pueb Pueblo,
lo, Pueblo, the government organ, denied
that Von Eckhardt, the German min
ister to Mexico, has been recalled.
Other Mexican papers, however, say
his mission to Mexico has terminated.
ANOTHER SHIPLOAD ON THE
It was announced today that the
transport Rhyndam with about 3000
ofiicers and men sailed from France
LET DOWN ON LUXURIES
In disposing of amendments to thw
war revenue bill with a view of pas passage
sage passage before adjournment today, the
Senate eliminated the 20 per cent tax
on so-called luxuries, such as costly
clothes, shoes and other articles of
t LIMITED APPLICATION
In its first interpretation of the La La-Follette
Follette La-Follette seamen's act, the supreme
court declared as constitutional the
sections regulating payment of wages
of seamen, but limiting its applica application
tion application to foreign vessels only while
they are in American waters.
SITUATION HAS IMPROVED.
. Atlanta, Dec. 23. Martial law has
ben declared in Savannah, -where
there was disorder Saturday night in
connection with the street car men
leaving fheir work, according to an
announcement from the governor's
office. Reports from Savannah today
say the situation is quiet.
BRANTLEY BEARS THE
MARK OF BATTLE
Floyd Brantley arrived home this
morning. Brantley is one of our
Company-A boys, the first to "return
from France. He was transferred to
the 168th Infantry, and saw his first
service in the Toul sector, and later
with the 42nd division at Chateau
Thierry. In this last battle he re received
ceived received a severe wound. He is look looking
ing looking well however. His regiment came
over on the transport Von Steuben
and is at Camp Wheeler for demobili demobilization.
zation. demobilization. ...
IN HIS NEW STAND
Mr. C. W. Hunter had hot expected
to open his restaurant in its new
quarters, the old postoffice room in
the Merchant's block, until tomor tomorrow,
row, tomorrow, but was so near ready Saturday
that he decided to begin with what he
had. So the lights were turned on,
the stoves fired up and the tables set
Saturday evening, and people began
to gravitate that way at once.
Mr. Hunter has not completed his
preparations for a fine eating place,
but everything looks good and he has
many customers. Everybody who
passes that way is well pleased t
see the corner, for two years dingy
and neglected, again one of the
brightest looking places in town.
Mr. Hunter will give his patrons
good service and the Star hopes for
him great success.
The annual meeting of the stock stockholders
holders stockholders of The Commercial Bank of
Ocala will be held at the office of
said bank, in Ocala, Florida, on the
7th day of January, 1919, at 10
o'clock a. m., for the purpose of elect electing
ing electing a board of directors for the en ensuing
suing ensuing year, and the transaction of
such other business as may legally
come before the said, meeting.
23-tf Roger Dodd, Cashier.
Drop in and examine our stock of
Holiday Perfumes. Gerig's Drug
The most complete line of proprie
tary remedies in Central Florida is
always to be found here. Tydings &
Co., druggists. Phone 30. tf
"A NICE LINE OF JEWELRY
FOR THE CHRISTMAS TRADE
JUST ARRIVED AT BURNETT'S, tf
EBERT IS OUT;
EBERT IS IN.
utna ur uaj it a i fKU.ii IN
TERIOR OF. GERMANY CON CONTRADICTS
TRADICTS CONTRADICTS THE NEXT
Zurich, Dec. 23. The Ebert gov government
ernment government in Berlin is reported to be
faced with another crisis through the
resignation of minority members of
the cabinet. Political circles have
been agitated by a rumor that Gen General
eral General Groener, the successor of Gen.
Ludendorff, has threatened to seize
Berlin with troops that remained
faithful if order is not re-established
ALLIES MAY OBJECT
Zurich, Dec. 23. General von Hin Hin-denburg,
denburg, Hin-denburg, according to reports from
Germany, has concentrated a large
force of soldiers in Posen, German
BAVARIANS SHORT OF COAL
Munich, Dec. 23. (By the Asso Associated
ciated Associated Press.) All Bavarian indus industries
tries industries employing more than ten per persons
sons persons have been ordered to shut down
from Dec. 23rd to January 2nd, for
the purpose of saving coal. The work workers
ers workers will receive 90 per cent, of their
BOMBING PLANES FOR
Albany, Ga,, Dec. 23. Fifty-two
DeHaviland bombing airplanes arriv
ed at Southern field, Americus, Ga.,
tdday for the use of flying students.
"Today" is so sacred
And full of joy to me,
I should not be worried
With thoughts of "Yesterday."
"Today," tho' if may be
Filled with hearfelt sorrow,
Is not a certain index
Of the day ''Tomorrow."
M. M. L.
PAYMENT OF PREMIUMS
The money appropriated by the
county to the fair association is to
be used in the payment of premiums,
and as this money is not available at
the present time, we ask that those
who won premiums will be patient.
Just as soon 'as this money is turned
over to us we will at once send checks
to everyone entitled to same. So
please rest assured that you will re receive
ceive receive your premiums in due time and
without further effort on your part
Marion County Fair and
Agricultural Association, -Nathan
This is the time of year to bright brighten
en brighten up your premises. We are in posi position
tion position to give your attractive figures
for interior and extenior decorations,
tf SWAIM SIGN SYSTEM.
"F" To Use Candy
To Fight Alcohol
Association Men Will Fight Demon Rum With Proper
Method The Sweet Tooth Compete Against
Paris. (By MalL) A sugar-coated
American Expeditionary' Force is the
Ideal now being striven for in the
mark-time period of the armistice and
demobilisation, with fighting gone and
the American fighting men suddenly
turned into a uniformed tourist-seeing
France. Peace, as has been quoted
often, has victories, and one of them
is to be the victory over the evil in influences
fluences influences which besiege an idle army.
In this campaign the Y. M. C. A.
has planned the drive and the sol soldiers
diers soldiers are executing it. Incidentally,
the Y. M. C. A. has gone into compe competition
tition competition with the wine-shop, as this story
During the period of demobilization,
the Y. M. C. A. will have an even
greater responsibility than it has had
while the war was on. The soldiers
then had the inspiration of being in
the fight or backing up the fighters
to spur them on. They also were ex extremely
tremely extremely busy and their time for recre recreation
ation recreation and for spending money was
limited. But there has been a let letdown
down letdown since the armistice was signed,
and the men in olive drab 'are wait waiting
ing waiting for transportation home.
Idleness always means trouble and
SOFTEST OF SNAPS
CUSTOM HOUSES IN THE AIR
CANT HEAD OFF AVIATORS
Paris, Dec. 23. Representativespf
several allied powers and the United
States will hold a conference in Pari
early in the new year in connection
with the future of international
aerial navigation, the Echo De Paris
states. The conference will study
questions on how to prevent airplanes
of different nationalities crossing the
customs barriers and other matters.
A WHITE CHRISTMAS
Washington, Dec. 23. The possi possibility
bility possibility of snow for Christmas eve wa
indicated today by the weather bu bureau,
reau, bureau, which said that Tennesse and
the northern part of Mississippi
would have rain and snow Tuesday.
Colder weather is indicated for the
South Atlantic states tonight.
NEW NIGHT MESSAGE RATES
Postmaster General Burleson has
announced a scale of greatly reduced
rates for short over-night messages,
as distinguished from the longer
night letters. The new rates go into
effect on January 1st and should
prove to be of great value in con conjunction
junction conjunction with short communications
which should not suffer the delays in inherent
herent inherent in physical transportation by
the railway mail service but which
are not of sufficient urgency or im importance
portance importance to warrant the payment of
the minimum charges heretofore in
effect for telegraphic transmission.
Under the new schedule short over overnight
night overnight messages may be sent a con considerable
siderable considerable distance for as low as 20c,
while the maximum rate is only 50c.
as against a dollar maximum which
has prevailed. Manager Sage of the
local Western Union office advises
that this new night message service
does not interfere in any way with
the popular night letter service, but
is intended to supplement it in con conjunction
junction conjunction with shorter communica-t
tions which, have been going by mail
but which 'should desirably go. by
telegraph. Now that the telegraphs
are operated as an integral part of
the postoffice service itis understood
to be the policy of Postmaster Gen General
eral General Burleson to give the public an
opportunity to make the widest us
of the telegraph service in the elimi elimination
nation elimination of delays to communications
due to separation by distance, at the
lowest rates which the actual cost
of performing the service on a stand standardized
ardized standardized basis, will permit.
North Ocala residents are greatly
pleased with the reopening of the
store formerly under the manage management
ment management of Mr." Teuton. Mr. Beard is
the new proprietor, and he is con conducting
ducting conducting the place as a grocery store
and meat market combined.
Nothing nicer than a Kodak for a
j Christmas present. Gerig sells them.
the government has no idea of dump
ing hundreds of thousands of men back
into the United States after they
hare had nothing to do but loaf for
months. To do this would be to cre
ate a very unhealthy social and indus
trial condition in our own country
There are drills and discipline and,
for many, the work of helping to put
France on her feet again. At the
same time, the men .hare more lei
sure and more chances to buy things
than they, had before.
One of the most important things
the Y. M. C. A. expects to do during
the demobilization period is to enter
into active competition with th
i French wine shops. No, the Red Trt
angle is not going into the saloon busi busi-jness.
jness. busi-jness. It is planning to fight alcohol
(with sugar. According to medical ex ex-l
l ex-l perts, this is the best kind of ammu ammu-I
I ammu-I nition to use in a battle against the
more or less well-known Demon.
Heavy drinkers don't care for sugar
land heavy consumers of sweets usu
ally pass up the "booze." So by ply
j ing the soldiers with candy, chocolate,
i chewing gT3ET"and cookies, the Y.-AI.
iC. A. expects to reduce the censump censump-iticn
iticn censump-iticn of alcohol very materially.
PUTTING AN END
SUPREME COURT DECIDES IN
FAVOR OF ASSOCIATED PRESS
AND AGAINST .INTERNATION .INTERNATIONAL
AL .INTERNATIONAL NEWS SERVICE.
, Washington, Dec. 23. Injunctions
granted the Associated Press to stop
pirating of. news by the Internation International
al International News Service were sustained to today
day today by the supreme court of the
United States. As between rival
news gathering organizations, Jus Justice
tice Justice Pitney held there is a quasi prop property
erty property interest in uncopyrighted news.
INTERNATIONAL IS UNCLEAN
Justice Pitney said there was noth nothing
ing nothing in the record showing that the
Associated Press was in the position
of having "unclean hands." The court
declared the processes used by the
International in taking Associated
Press news amounted to an "unau "unauthorized
thorized "unauthorized interference with the normal
operation of the complainant's legiti
At Least Two Ocala Boys Probably
Among Its" Present
Coblenz, Friday) Dec. 20. The
German fortress of Ehrenbreitstein,
sometimes called the Gibraltar of the
Rhine, on the opposite bank of the
river from Coblenz, was occupied by
American troops today. The com commander
mander commander of the American forces is
Col. Robert Boyers, a West Poim
graduate of 1903.
The fortress, which is situated on
a rocky promontory 400 feet above
the river and occupies more than 100
acres, will accommodate thousands of
men. It will be used for the present
as the regimental headquarters of
the First Pioneer Infantry and two
battalions of Pioneers.
Marion Bray and Laurie Benjamin
of Ocala, are probably either in the
garrison of Ehrenbreitstein, or are in
its immediate vicinity. They left
Ocala with Company, A, but were
transferred to the First Pioneer regi regiment
ment regiment and went over in July. The
pioneer regiments are -made up of
picked men, and this one was in the
big push thru the Argonne. It was
a considerable honor to assign it to
the garrison of this great castle,
which was founded before the cru
sades, and since the addition of mod
ern forifications has been known as
the Gibraltar of Germany.
HOSPITAL COULDT HOLD HIM
Mrs. W. H. Jackson of Tampa, j
formerly Miss Lutie Mote Hans
borough, a niece of Mrs. William j
Hocker and Mrs. L. W. Duval of this
city, has received the following" letter
from her husband, Lieut. W. H. Jack Jackson,
son, Jackson, now with the American Expedi Expeditionary
tionary Expeditionary Force. In it he tells of some
of his experiences on the Verdun
front during the .last big push:
Right Out of the Hospital
"After three weeks in the hospital
with pneumonia, I returned to the
company just in time to get into ac action
tion action on the 9th of November.- All of
my .baggage had been lost so when I
joined my company to go into, action
I had nothing but my best suit of
clothes and a 'Sam Brown" belt, li
didn't take me long to get a pack,
rifle and bayonet from a dead sol soldier;
dier; soldier; there were plenty to be had.
"The mail orderly had all of your
letters for me rolled in his pocket. It
is against orders to carry letters of
any kind into an assault, but he
thought he could give them to me be before
fore before we started. However, he could
not, and went over the top with them
and was gassed or captured we have
not heard which so probably a Ger German
man German intelligence officer had the priv privilege
ilege privilege of reading your letters. I hope
you 'cussed out the Hun.'
"My last pair of glasses had been
broken. I smashed them diving into
shell holes. It isn't much pleasure to
dive into a hole filled with ice water
and filth and stick one's head right
down into the bottom, but that is ex exactly
actly exactly what we all have to do some sometimes,
times, sometimes, and then when you stick up
your head to get a breath of air you
find that the gas has settled in thfe
hole and you have to hold your
breath awhile longer to put on your
"Fighting did not stop until 11 a.
m. on November 11, and then 'w
crawled out of our dugouts and
trenches, built fires and went to sleep.
To my surprise there was no cele celebration
bration celebration on our sector, but at night
the boches had a celebration. They
set off all their flares and rockets,
and their lines looked like a Fourth
of July celebration. ,The thimg I
hated, most was that many.-of our
BEAT CAESAR'S RECORD MANY
DAYS IN BUILDING A
Mayence, Sunday, Dec. 22. The
French threw a pontoon bridge across
the Rhine at Nierstein Friday. The
bridge, which is over one thousand
! feet long, was built in five hours.
J SEND SUPPLIES UP THE SHELDT
' Brussels, Dec. 23. It is reported
here that Holland has been informed
by Great Britain of her intention to
send supplies to the British army of
occupation in Germany by way of the
River Scheldt, in Dutch Limburg.
AIRPLANES FROM CALIFORNIA
Are Likely to Fly at any Minute
Jacksonville, Dec. 23. What is
claimed to be the first air squadron
ever to cross the continent reached
Jacksonville yesterday from Rock Rockwell
well Rockwell field, San Diego, Cal., in four
airplanes. The party was headed by
Major Albert D. Smith, who was ac accompanied
companied accompanied by Major. James H. Mc Mc-Kee,
Kee, Mc-Kee, surgeon; Lieuts.- Worthington,
Pyle, Evans aid McLain and Ser Sergeants
geants Sergeants Blanton and Lewis.
The party report that they were
thirty-eight actual hours flying time
between the two points. After a short
stay, here, they will proceed to Dorr
field, near Arcadia, and later fly 'to
Washington. The squadron is mark marking
ing marking off proposed air mail routes.
HOMES FOR THE KIDDIES
The following extract from a letter
from Mr. Fagg, will be of interest to
the friends of the Children's Home
Society of Florida:
"We have had the most unusual
demand for children for this. Christ-
mas period that I have ever known,
and we. will have less homeless children-in
the home for Christmas than
at any oAer Christmas in the his history
tory history of our work. The home is prac practically
tically practically filled, however, with children
that we are taking care of tempor temporarily,
arily, temporarily, either as special boarding
cases, or with mothers in the hospi-
tal, etc., so that we will have a pret pretty
ty pretty good-sized family for Christmas
just, the same.
"I will write a special note of ap appreciation
preciation appreciation for the stamp from little
Leonora Taylor, for we are always
especially interested in the contribu contributions
tions contributions that come from our former
men were killed Nov. 10 end the
morning of Nov. 11.
'"I know you will hi in eiested to
know. where I was at the time the
Germans gave up and the hostilities
ceased. I was in a trench in the
very front line in th 2 Verdun sector,
on the very ground cn which the
crown prince sacrificed so many
thousands of men in February, 1916.
Little did I think then that I would
be in a trench in that very spot when
the Germans surrendered. It is truly
the 'graveyard of Germany.' No pen
nor tongue can describe the scenes
of a real battle. Nov. 9, 10 and 11
will always be a nightmare to me. I
cannot decide which noise is the most
hateful the stinging whizz of a rifle
bullet or the grinding screech of a
shell when it is coming straight to towards
wards towards you. However, I am glad that
Iwent through it all as an infantry
"I am on my way back to an army
school. The orders from G. H. Q.
called for a first lieutenant or cap captain
tain captain who had had front line exper experience
ience experience and who also spoke German, to
take a course in an 'intelligence and
operations' school, and they ordered
me to go. but the only words I know
in German are hands up' and 'sur 'surrender.'
render.' 'surrender.' I am glad to go for I have
had enough hardships and exposure
to last me for this winter. I havent
had a real night's sleep since I left
the hospital, and I ate solid food for
the first time a few minutes ago.
"Working your way back to where
you can get a train is no easy mat matter.
ter. matter. I simply catch a truck which is
going in my general direction and
ride it till it turns off, and then get
out and wait foranother. The whole
sector where I am has been com completely
pletely completely destroyed for miles to the
rear. When night comes I crawl in
with the nearest bunch of soldiers,
be they officers or privates, or come
from America, Asia or Africa, it is
all the same to me."
Our exclusive line of Holiday Greet Greeting
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Work for the Money than any other
contractor in the city.
Candler, Dec. 23. Mrs. John H.
Mathews was called to Sanford last
week in response to a telegram an-
Inouncing the death of Mrs. Allen Sr.
Tuesday she returned to the Allen
home owing to the critical condition
of Mr. Guy D. Allen, who passed
away Saturday morning.
Mrs. L. O. Palmiter left Saturday
for her home in Edgerton, Wis., after
a delightful two weeks' visit to her
father, Mr. Geo. D. Thompson and
Mr. Webster came up from Lake
Weir last Saturday to renew old ac acquaintances.
quaintances. acquaintances. Mr. and Mr3." Webster
have just returned to the lake fron.
their summer home in Connecticut.
Mrs. Edwin Kent, who before her
marriage was Miss Callie Rickards,
whose parents formerly owned the
property of Mr. Albert McClain, has
arrived from Newport, R. I., for at
' Mrs. John Haller recently return,
ed to Beaver Falls, Pa., to visit hei
son, Mr. Leslie Haller, and thret,
children, whose home has been sad saddened
dened saddened by the death of the wife and
mother, a victim of pneumonia.
Mrs. George D. Thompson has
been appointed leader of the Liberty
Chorus for this community, and has
the promise of the musical talent to
co-operate in making this patriotic
feature a success. The first commu community
nity community sing will be given Tuesday eve evening,
ning, evening, Dec. 24th.
Mr. John Haller is enjoying a visit
from his daughter of New' Orleans,
who before her marriage is pleas pleasantly
antly pleasantly remembered as Miss -Martha
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Yankee Squirrel Hunters Seldom
- Miss Them.
Citrus variety only budded on sour
stocks. Not less than one hundred
sold. tf. P. H. Nugent.
A well selected stock of Water Waterman's
man's Waterman's Ideal Fountain Pens to bf.
found at Gerig's Drug Store, tf
Just in, asplendid selection of ladies'
stationery (Crane's and Montag's) in
a great variety of tints, at the Court
A year's subscription for a good
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Paris. When Yankee troops pushed
i Into Roncheres, Boche snipers got busy
j from windows and other vantage
points. The Yanks proceeded to get
! busy with the snipers. Two men who
did most effective work in cleaning out
the Boche snipers were two Pennsyl Pennsylvania
vania Pennsylvania squirrel hunters Privates Har Harry
ry Harry Meeks and J. C Tltterlngton. Every
time they glimpsed the smallest por portion
tion portion of a Hun they fired, and they sel seldom
dom seldom missed. It Is estimated that
these two men accounted for at least
Just about noon they located three
snipers In the belfry of a church just
under the cross.
From this vantage the Boches were
picking off American soldiers.
Meeks and Titterington got on the
job immediately by climbing to the
roof of a nearby dwelling. Meeks
saw the head of a Hun for just a sec second
ond second over the edge of the belfry. The
bullet found its mark, leaving only
two snipers. The two Yanks then be began
gan began a fusillade of bullets, and five
minuses later a white flag fluttered
from the belfry. Soon the two sur surviving
viving surviving Huns came down on the jump
A little later a party of Yanks lo located
cated located a machine gun in the belfry of
another church. They charged up the
stairway into the belfry and cleaned
out the nest In short order, killing the
In Doing Your
YniJTTOTTClrTPlAyT A .(TUTThTDTn)
1 1 1 t)Hll 1 1 1 1 1 lltfHUH
EVEN PAINT ON SIGNS jf
Newark, O. There is a worn- J
an near Perryton who has a son
In the army. Consequently she J
will not. stand for anything yel-
low about her premises.
A. L. Norton hired Joe Nels to
paint a sign for him. In putting
In the flourishes and curly-cues
Nels placed a streak of yellow
t across the board.
4 A telephone call promptly in-
formed the painter that he must J
change the sign. Accordingly,
T he went back and erased the ob- J
noxious yellow streak, substl-
tutlng one of the allied colors, J
Mil llflllinilH f f If F4
RECRUIT TAKES NO CHANCES
Locks Up Officer of the Day When Hi
Cannot Give Number of
Vancouver Barracks, Wash. Re Recruits
cruits Recruits for Uncle Sam's "Hun Tamers"
don't intend to have any German spies
put things over on them, and they are
full of pep and caution.
The' officer of the day, making his
rounds in the general neighborhood
of midnight, came upon a sentry, whc
challenged him with the usual "Halt,
who goes there?"
"Officer of the day."
The "rookie" sentry was doubtful,
and he decided to test the intruder.
"Well, if you're the officer of thi
day, what's the number of my post?"
As the officer hadn't set out
sentry posts, leaving that to a
geant, he couldn't answer, and
sentry promptly took him to
TOLD TO DESERT, SAYS HUN
Allies Boy Prisoner Asserts Mother
v Urged Him to Surrender at First
Outlook Of The Southern Farmer
CHARLES A. WHITTLE,
- Soil Improvement Committee, Atlanta, Ga. ;
Prosperity glows on the horizon of the Southern farmer's f uture--If
he will raise big crops.
.And the cry of a needy. world rises, urging the Southern fanner to
grow big crops of cotton and food. His obligation is to respond. He must
fight on, for peace brings no armistice for the farm.
' Cotton is the hope of the ragged world. Warworn countries are look-',
ing to the fields of the South for help. It will not be in vain. vThe
Southern farmer will meet his responsibility.
Prices at which cotton crop will be sold will e ; such as will pay
the farmer well, for the fact will remain that the world must have the
cotton. ';' f
The foodtnost needed in Europe is fat. Cotton seed, peanuts and
soy beans of the South will1 find reWy market for the oil or fats that they
contain. Cattle, hogs and dairy products will continue to bring good prices
because of the heavy live stock losses of Europe.
The Southern farmer should plan with' an expectation of improving
his labor condition, with the return of troops and the shutting down of
" ; Immediate Preparation.
Preparation for spring planting should go rapidly ahead.; Seed, fertil fertilizers
izers fertilizers and other farm supplies should be bought without delay. Materials
on which the government has fixed prices will continue to .be stabelized
until they are consumed, so that there are no prospects of lower prices
before spring planting. :
Delay means to face shipping difficulties. The railroads are going to
be overburdened with traffic for some time to come. They should be given
New York. The spirit of American
forces overseas has raised the morale
of the allied troops to the highesl
pitch, according to Dr. E. W. T.ucklej
of St. Paul, Minn., supreme physician
of the Knights pf Columbus, who 4 hat
just returned from a tour of the west
em front. While, there, he had inter inter-vifws
vifws inter-vifws .with General Pershing, General
Mangin, Premier' Clemen:eau and oth other
er other allied leaders.
This spirit, Doctor Buckley asserted,
was in sharp contrast with the spirit
of German prisoners he saw. ;
. "One of them could not. have been
more than fifteen," he said. "This boy
told American officers his "mother had
bade him surrender at the first oppor opportunity.";
tunity."; opportunity."; !r. r,
AFmST NOW PAINTS SHIPS
Creator of .Famous Paintings Is.Noyj
Employed in a Ship Ship-'
' Ship-' yard.
Seattte, Wash. Edward Hill, seventy-four,
who has been famous as an
artist for fifty years, considered hia
tiny landscape brushes as poor tools
with which to defeat the kaiser. So
It happens that the creator of famous
paintings is now painting ships In Se Seattle
attle Seattle shipyards.
j Hill was known In Boston as "Hill
the Artist" He studied art in Paris,
Venice and Vienna.
"I am now painting my master masterpieces,"
pieces," masterpieces," said Hill, as he applied his
brush to one of Uncle Sam's recently
launched cargo carriers. Hill believes
every artist In the country should lay
aside his palettes and tubes and paia
ships for the government..
DON'T OVERLOOK THE GOOD EATS.
If You Do, It's a Safe Bet That You Will Get Left.
Under the present conditions, FANCY GROCERIES are hard to get
However,, we have managed to get together a nice assortment ftY?
tor the Christmas trade. Come In and give us your Christ-
mas order and don't wait tor the stock is Limited.
MAKE YOUR SELECTION HERE AND WRITE T DEI DOWN
Mammoth Peeled Asparagus, Asparagus Tips, Tiny Peas, B. & M. Carrots, Tiny
Lima Beans, Tiny Stringless Beans, French Peas, Tiny Beets, Mushrooms,
' Spiced Pumpkin, Sweet Corn, Pimentoes.
THE MORE YOU EAT THE MORE YOU WANT f
-v.-. ... ... .-. :' ". 4
Heinz Cream of Celery Soup, Cream of Pea Soup, Cream of Tomato Soup,
Lambs Tongues, Creamed Chicken A LA KING, Anchory Paste, Russian Q
Caviar, Crab Meat, Lobsters, Deviled Crab Meat.
YOU CAN'T GIVE US YOUR ORDER TOO EARLY
Royal Scarlet Preserves all flavois, Royal Scarlet Pure Fruit Jam, French Mar Mar-rons,
rons, Mar-rons, Grape Jelly, Cranberry Sauce, Bar Le Due, Heinz Mince Meat, Sliced
Pineapple, Grated Pineapple Crystalized Ginger, Crystalized Pineapple
Crystallized Cherries, Crystallized Assorted Fruits, Presserved Red
Pitted Cherries, Bartlet Pears, Lemon Cling Peaches,' White
Cherries in heavy Syrup, Heinz Apple Butter, Maraschino :':
Cherries, preserved Figs. The above fruits are in tin
- ';' :- ". -. ); '.and glass. '. N- v ;r i f:
THE MOST COMPLETE STOCK OF GROCERIES IN FLORIDA
French Olive Oil, Queen Olives, A Stuffed Olives, Ripe Olives, Mrs Kidd's Pin
Money Gherkins and Mixed Pickles, Prepared Horseradish, Evaporated
Horseradish, Tobasco sauce, Oscars sauce, Tomato Catsup, Chili sauce,
Brand's A 1 Sauce, House of Parliament Sauce, Walnut Catsup,
Kitchen Boquet, Capers, Salad Dressing, Mayonnaise Dressing,
Sweet Picked Onions, Sour Pickled Onions, Sweet Midget
' Gherkins, Sour Gherkins, Dill Pickles, Sweet Relish,'
Sweet Melon Mangoes, Currie Powder. ,. :
OUR STORE WILL BE OPEN MONDAY AND TUESDAY EVENING f
Bell's Poultry Season, Rubbed Sage, Spices," Burnetts Vanilla and Lemon Extract, Burnett's
Extract of Cloves, Cinnamon, Rose, Orange. Spearraent, Celery, ,Srawberry, Raspberry and
Almond, Burnett's Violet, Red, Yellow and Green Color Paste.
RtT.lET.lBER 16 & 174 OUR PHONES. LETS HAVE YOUR ORDERS
CrSKberries, Apples, Celery, Oranges, Bananas, Grape Fruit, Malaga Grapes, Fresh Cocoanuts
Dried Figs, Currants, Seeded Raisins. Citron, Walnuts, Almonds, Pecans, Brazil Nuts, Fil- 4
berts, Walnut Meats, Pecan Meats, Shelled Almonds, Valencia and Jordan.
The Famous SUNSHINE FRUIT CAKES in lib., 21b.; 2 lb. and 51b. tins; Rich-
ardson 8c Robbins and Atmore's Plum Pudding in lib. 21b. and 31b. tins;
Heinz Fig Pudding in one pound tins.
C THT IE1 TC1 S TR1 Imported Roquefort, Swiss, Edam, Pineapple, Brick, Lim- f
iiii u-i uu il-j burger, Philadelphia Cream, Pimento, Camembert, Chile g
Rarebit, Nippy, Deviled, McLaren's Imperial, McLaren's Roquefort'and American &
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i TT nrn n foT.r ifoms czTtnvf -n rfcim rhricfmne: lief fiiiff Iff 5 cri't I
our iauii, ior we nave maae ine eiiort io get mem.
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THE FASHION PARADE IN "OH, BABY," AT THE TEMPLE THEATER, MONDAY, DECEMBER 30TH
OCALA EVENING STAR, MONDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1918
RATES. Six line maximum, one
time 25c; three times 50c; six times
75c; one month $3. Payable in advance.
WANTED, LOST, FOUND, FOR
SALE, FOR RENT AND SI3I SI3I-ILAR
ILAR SI3I-ILAR LOCAL NEEDS
WANTED High school boy or girl
to take orders for military caps, worn
by boys or girls. Retails for 75 cents.
Will send sample cap to responsible
party. State school colors. Joe Jacobs
Co., Military Tailors, Lake Charles,
WANTED Two honest, reliable
boys to carry .Times-Union routes.
Must have bicycle. A. E. Gerig. 20
TURKEYS Want to sell two at once.
One weights about 30 pounds, and one
4 pounds. J. W. Hunter, South Main
street, near laundry. 20-6 1
FOR SALE A good 1915 model Ford
t.nnrinor rnr. Armltr tn TV fi Yonee at
Maxwell Service Station. 12-19-tf
FOR SALE Good mule and Stude Stude-baker
baker Stude-baker wagon. Worth $300. Will take
$200 cash. Address P. O. Box 139,
FOR SALE Sorrel horse, suitable
for farm work or wagon. Price reas
onable.. Apply to Carter's,. Bakery, N.
Main street. 17-lm
PERFUMERY for milady's toilet
table; all the popular scents; just the
thing for her holiday present. Come in
and let us show you. The Court
Pharmacy. ; 13-tf
RAGS WANTED At once. Cotton
rags; table or bed linen, underwear,
etc No sewing room scraps. Must be
well laundered. The Star office, tf
We are taking orders for Or Oranges
anges Oranges by the box. If you want
a box of FANCY FRUIT for
home consumption or a Xmas
gift, leave us your order. You
will get the finest oranges grown.
',. NOW 3N
All Kinds ot
: 0ALA SEED STORE
J Ocala, Florida.
CALL AND LOOK OVER THE
NEW LINE OF JEWELRY FOR
CHRISTMAS PRESENTS. A. E.
BURNETT, THE JEWELER, tf
KUTH ELMOKJS m the
d'Orientele' in "At the Gates of
Araby'.thef magnificent spectacle of
the Far East in ."OH, BABY," at the
Temple Theater, Monday, Dec. 30th.
WORLD WOULD BE BETTER.
I tell you the world would be better to today
If some of us paused for awhile
To ask what we're doing along our own
To add to Its song and Its smile.
I tell you the world needs the sweetness
Far more than it does all the rest;
And he in its service that cheers it and
Is a man who is meeting the test.
For riches shall fail of their hope and
If with them goes not the dear thought
Of friendship and interest in foe or in
the Master of Friendship has
Folger McKinsey, in the Baltimore
COUNTRY OF VAST WEALTH
Good Reasons Why Germany Regards
Ukrainia as Enormously Rich
Prize of Warfare.
The states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois,
Michigan and Wisconsin have a com combined
bined combined area about equal to that of the
new Ukrainian republic. Putting it In
another way. Ukrainia, according to a
native writer, Is as large as the Ger-1
man empire with the state of Illinois
annexed, says the' American Review
Mere area In Itself signifies little,
but the extent of land surface compris comprised
ed comprised within the limits of the new repub republic
lic republic of Ukrainia contains the most fer fertile
tile fertile parts of the old Russian empire. It
is known as the "Black Earth" bolt,
and has been not only the granary "of
Russia, but the greatest granary of
eastern Europe. In 1914 one-third of
Russia's total farn products came
from the "Black Earth" belt, which is
really Russia's wheat belt Ukrainia
produces SO per cent of Russia's crude
sugar and 59 per cent of her refined
sugar. The tobacco production of the
region is relatively as large as that of
sugar. The Ukraine supplies about
50 per cent of the Russian live stock
Not only is the Ukraine a great
source of agricultural wealth, but in
mineral resources it has been to Rus Russia
sia Russia what the northern provinces of
France, now overrun by the Germans,
have been to that republic.- Of coal it
has produced 70 per cent of the total
Russian product, an equivalent pro proportion
portion proportion of pig iron, and of steel nearly
as much. Manganese, mercury, petrol petroleum,
eum, petroleum, peat, phosphorite and kaolin are
other important mineral products of
BAYONET CUTS BARBED WIRE
Attachment to Deadly Weapon la of
6upreme Importance to Troops
V,. In Fighting Line.
A new bayonet with an attachment
for cutting barbed wire entanglements
which soldier may encounter in No
Man's land or on enemy territory has
been devised by Adolf Bergner of
Berne, Switzerland, and recently pat patented
ented patented In the United States.
The barbed wire cutter shears the
wire when encountered. One of the
blades is attached to a slide member
' How the Weapon Woi-ks.
mounted over the bayonet, while the
opposite cutting blade is pivotally at attached
tached attached to this slide1 member, and at Its
extended rear part to an arm pivotally
attached to the shank of the bayonet.
The effect is such that when the barbed
wire enters the mouth of these blades
it engages the slide 'members, and so
that member is moved rearward by the
resistance and the edges of the blades
close and cut the wire.
An Experienced Violin.
"Officer will sell genuine- Cremona
violin, which he has played in battles
of Somme, Arras, and Messines with without
out without harm; 100." ; A curious announce announcement
ment announcement which Inevitably suggests Nero,
Rome, and a fiddle. Then one won wonders
ders wonders why a Cremona, of all violins,
should' have been taken on to a battle battlefield,
field, battlefield, or rather several battlefields.
Will the fact that it has been played
in such circumstances add to the value
of a Cremona? Of coursfe what one
should know is the story which led to
the advertisement, then comment at
length and at leisure. As it Is, curi curiosity
osity curiosity must go hungry. Christian
Armored Auto Failed.
No more armored automobiles or ma machine
chine machine gun motorcycles will be made
for the American army because they
would be of little use on the European
front, where the fighting is done over
ground crisscrossed with trenches and
pitted with shell holes, It is now under understood.
stood. understood. ;,
Only the tank can operate over such
a surface. Dispatch bearers on motor motorcycles
cycles motorcycles rendered good service during
the Pershing campaign in Mexico and
much had been expected of the arm armored
ored armored automobile, but neither have prov proved
ed proved of great value in France.
Pigskin Makes Good Leather.
Leather is scarce and in the coun countries
tries countries that have been the longest at war,
the scarcity of leather is possibly caus causing,
ing, causing, the most concern. Pig skins are
wasted and they make, the finest kind
of leather. It has been tested and
found to be highly satisfactory for
Shoes, and fancy leather goods.
The rind on pork chops is not nec-
essary, in the modern methods of cur
ing, meats. It is paid for by the con consumer,
sumer, consumer, is a tctal loss, and is a constant
menace because nneooked pork rinds
in garbage spread hog cholera.
LAUGHED IN WRONG PLACE
London Theater Managers Waxed In-
dignant Over Behavior of George i
Bernard Shaw. j
After Shaw had been working with j
me for some time on the Saturday I
.Review, writing the dramatic eriti-'
icisms each week, which are better
ithan perhaps the best of Lessinjr, I
began to receive complaints about
him from theater managers, says
Frank Harris in Pearson's Magazine.
I answered them laughingly. Two
or three of them called on me one
day and told me that Shaw was Im Impossible."
possible." Impossible." "lie comes to the theater dressed
in tweeds, you know," said one ; "and j
looks awful. j
MTT 1 -. H
xit? is so conspicuous," saia anotn anotn-er.
er. anotn-er. "Tall and gaunt with that un unkempt
kempt unkempt red beard of his."
"You ought to thank your stars that
he goes to your theater at all," I re replied.
plied. replied. "I certainly shall not instruct
him how to clothe himself."
"I should not mind his dress," said-j
a third; "what I object to is that
he always laughs In the wrong place.
It Is dreadful when a favorite actor
is saying something very pathetic or
sentimental to see a -great figure in
gray stretch himself out in the front
stalls and roar with laughter."
T know," I said, grinning, "and the
worst of it Is that all the world laughs
with Shaw when he shows them the
unconscious "humors of your perform performance.
ance. performance. HAD TO HAVE THOSE CARDS
Canadian Soldiers Cheerfully Risked
- Their Lives to Recover Deck on
Person of Fallen comrade. i
Captain McWilliams of the Canadian
forces, told an after dinner story the
other night to illustrate how large
amusement looms in the lif of a sol soldier
dier soldier in the, trenches.
- A game of bridge was. in progress
just below the firing step in a front
line trench, when 4the alarm was given
to repulse, a raid. Sergeant McBride
snatchedup his rifle with one hand
and gathered the cards with the other,
and in less than a minute every man
in the trench was over the top.
Half an hour afterward, when it was
all over, the captain was scrutinizing
No Man's Land through the periscope,
counting up the losses, when he
thought he recognized the prostrate
form of Sergeant McBride, and it in instantly
stantly instantly occurred to him that the only
pack of cards in that section was in
the sergeant's pocket.
Upon explaining the matter to his
comrades, all of whom were bridge
fiends, three of them at once volunteer volunteered
ed volunteered to go out and recover that pack of
cards, which they did. Men liave re received
ceived received the .Victoria cross for less ha hazardous
zardous hazardous exploits.
Match Box Is Tricky. ..
; Do this trick before a mirror and
you wili actually surprise yourself. Al Although
though Although exceedingly simple, it is very
perplexing to the onlooker. Take an
ordinary match box and lay it flat on
the back of your -hand. At your com command
mand command It will "sit up" or "lie down."
Moreover, it will accomplish the task
slowly or rapidly at your own ; wilL
No threads, wires, wax or weights are
used. Nothing but your hand and the
match box. Try it as you read this:
When placing the box on the back
of your hand have the drawer open
just the slightest bit Push It togeth together
er together with the fingers of the hand that
is placing the box. This will cause
a bit of the loose skin to catch in. The
box will lie perfectly flat until you
push your closed-up fingers into your
palm. The slightest strain will tight tighten
en tighten the skin and the little box full of
matches will gradually rise up in the
most amusing manner. v
I To have it "lie down," merely relax
the pressure. As you do this not a
muscle or vein will move. Only the
slight "pinch feeling" of the skin will
keep you from fooling yourself.
New Writing Implement.
A writing implement composed of
a mixture of wax and finely ground
pumice stone, containing particles of
ink has been invented by William C.
Geer of Akron, O., to take the place
of ordinary and fountain pens, cray crayons
ons crayons and all other writing Implements,
says the Popular Science Monthly. As
the body of the new writing device Is
composed of a mixture of wax and
pumice stone, which is easily worn
away when rubbed against a paper
surface, the inventor claims that the
cells of Ink intermixed with the wax
and pumice stone will also be liber liberated,
ated, liberated, giving a uniform supply of Ink.
The device Is ; made by mixing the
wax, pumice stone and Ink together.
When it is heated to the proper tem temperature
perature temperature it is suddenly immersed In
cold water. This chills and -solidifies
the wax mixture, producing a body
having a cellular structure, each cell
being filled with Ink.
They're Changing Shoes Again.
While there is talk of using shark
skin for shoe leather, the manufactur manufacturers
ers manufacturers who have to turn out shoes with
the material already at hand are re resorting
sorting resorting to Ingenious economies. Shoes
aren't going to look the same, accord according
ing according to a writer in the Boston Posf, in
touch with the big shoe manufacturing
districts In Massachusetts.
Tongues will be left off pumps to
save leather, heels will be low to save
fiber board, with a small base to save
leather, sock linings will be abbreviat abbreviated,
ed, abbreviated, Jinings will he skeletonized and
vamps may be cut off. it is said that
some of the economies proposed amaze
even the fellows who have a reputation
of "skinning shoes" during times other
than la war.
FOR THE WEEK
Shows begin 3:30, 7 and 8:20 p. m.
Today: Emily Stevens in "Kildare
of Storms." Drew comedy.
Wednesday: Enid Bennett in "The
Thursday r Charles Ray in "A Nine
LEATHER HOLIDAY GIFTS
Our buyer this season paid special
attention to the securing of a most
varied line of LEATHER GOODS for
HOLIDAY GIFTS. The line com comprises
prises comprises such articles as will be suitable
for a present for any member of the
family as well as friends, Pocket
Books, Bill Folds, Change Purses,
Card Cases, Vanity Cases, Comb and
Mirror Sets, Men's Traveling Sets,
Music Portfolios, Writing, Calendar
and Memorandum Pads for the desk.
These goods are made up, in natural,
undressed and black leathers. Every
article is substantially made for real
use, and not for toys. THE BOOK
SHOP, Main stret, Ocala. 3t
LOST Between Yonge's hall 'and
115 Monroe street, a copy of Knights
Templars prelate book. Leather cov covered,
ered, covered, size 3x7, No. 1668 in back of
same. Finder please return to A. E.
Burnett and receive reward. 12-17-6t
Get a few of those Raphael Tuck
Christmas Cards at Gerig's Drug
We have just received, special for
the holiday trade' a pretty line of cut
glassware, vases, water sets' rose
bowls, etc. The Court Pharmacy, tf
Buy your CUT GLASS early for
holiday presents. We-are now show showing
ing showing m elegant line. Tydings & Co.,
opposite Harrington Hotel. tf
COME. IN AND MAKE YOUR
SELECTIONS FOR CHRISTMAS
PRTSENTS FROM OUR LARGE
STOCK OF SILVERWARE, CUT
GLASS AND OTHER NEW. NOV NOVELTIES
ELTIES NOVELTIES JUST IN. BURNETT. THE
Wc Sell ttBn3
Xy : v :;VV; V-:,vv iv;--;- V;v v
SHOES AMD) MATS
MEN and BOY'S CLOTHING
BIG NEW LINE OF SKIRT
SEE THEM AT
Y. M. C. A. NEEDS ONLY
STR0E8 m OVERSEAS
Candidates for Duty Over There Must
Be True Christian Leaders.
Atlanta, Ga., Dec. What type
of men are now needed as Y. M. C. A.
workers overseas? Only men of es established
tablished established Christian character, culture
ar.d leadership, ministers and men
wl.o have had experience In relig religious
ious religious work in the church and the
Ycung Men's Christian Associations.
In addition to this particular group
of men, all of whom would naturally
qur.I"fy for hut leadership, there is a
call, according to information just re received
ceived received from New York, for educational
admini-'rators, such as school super superintendent,
intendent, superintendent, high school and grade prin principals
cipals principals and. college and university pro professors.
fessors. professors. There Is still a call for good chauf chauffeurs,
feurs, chauffeurs, mechanicians and entertainers
for overseas duty, all of whom must
be of good moral character.
It is stated that the Y. M. C. A.
jis no longer in need of such men as
warehisc cuptrintendents and work workers,
ers, workers, '.'tore-room clerks, bookkeepers,
transportation and construction nper nper-intendents,
intendents, nper-intendents, carpenters, electricians,
p'umbers. HoTrrvcr, a number of high
prp.de ? tencrrap"h?rs, accountants and
notion picture operators can be well
u td by the Y. M. C. A, overseas at
Cib time. ';'
1 MAKE THIS A HOTPOIMT XMAS!
! What more useful, as well as ornamental Christmas present can you
ininK oi tnan a pretty
for a friend. We have many articles, such as Toasters, Ovenettes,
Percolators, Grills, Lamps, Fans, Immersion Heaters, "Comfow Pads,
Sewing Machine Motors and Electrical Decorations for the Christmas
Tree. And the prices are -remarkably reasonable.
Plumbing and Electrical Contractor
A Great and Beautiful Display of
Wooleims Ttatt Stoedl fflhie
SIT TTTTTCl A TVTlTh rTIFr'TPd
VAST AMOUNT OF
GUM CHEWED BY
MEN OF A. E. F.
Y. M. C. A. Supplies Tons of the
Country's Favorite "Jaw Developer"
to Soldiers in One Month That
Was 16,320,000 StickslV
Paris, Dec. 1. (By MaiL) The Y.
M. C. A. furnishes most of the chet
ing gum for our soldiers and sailors'
overseas. For one .month's deliver
recently it ordered 77 tons of Amei
lea's favorite jaw developer..
When one speaks of chewing gum
in tons, the human mind starts to
miss fire and skid, for it takes con considerable
siderable considerable gum to weigh 2,009 pounds.
There are 16,320,000 sticks In 77
Figuring the "length of a stick of
gum as three inches, this means 48, 48,-960,000
960,000 48,-960,000 inches of gum. Dividing I by
12 we have 4.0S0.000 feet of the suc succulent
culent succulent sticks. When you reduce this
to miles you have just plain 771.5
But even more stupendous figures
are to be had when you compute the
number of "jaw-miles" that this much
gum represents. It was found that
the average man of phlegmatic tem temperament
perament temperament chews 70 timer, a minntp
j while an energetic, hard-workine. am.
Ibiticus young man will make SO round
trips '.with' his jaws in the same length
iof tir.":: v '.- ;
14 West Fort King Avenue
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OCALA EVENING STAR,' MONDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1918
OCALA EVENING STAR
rOTAi? oiTtii loiiTvr- rhuoiw
OF OCALA, FLA.
. R. II. Carroll, President
P. V. Lareneood, Secretary-Treasurer
J. II. Benjamin, Editor
Entered at Ocala, Fla., -ostofflce as
BaalneoH Of fie..
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think he is wise.
makes a fool
. Warwick was a maker of kings,
but Wilson is a maker of precedents.
Iron crosses are no longer of any
use, except as souvenirs for Allied
We don't suppose everybody will be
broke Thursday morning, but many
of them will be bent almost double.
Just before Gabriel blows the last
trumpet, some woman playing auc auction
tion auction will ask, "What's the trump?",
. This will 7be the first Christmas in
over six' centuries that the birthplace
of Christ will be in the hands of
The Montenegrin congress is call called1
ed1 called1 the "skuptshina," but the Am American
erican American Congress is often called worse
things than that. V
The Lakeland Telegram is to hand j
with a nifty Christmas edition. That
good little paper steadily increases in
merit and prosperity.
Nine thousand American Indians
fought under the stars and stripes in
France and they were among the
.best scrappers in the army.
Saturday was the shortest day in
the year, but the shortest average of
bank accounts in America will be
when the Christmas bills are paid.
Discipline is. said to be almost de departed
parted departed from the training camps
and from Congress. Times-Union.
Hasn't had any chance to
from Congress.. T
The matter pf what shall be done
with r the returning soldiers can be
settled much better by he soldiers Some day Florida is going to have
and their friends than by politicians J a supreme court that has the good
and real estate agents. sense and the courage to find all
" I laws unconstitutional that are enact-
. The Ocala Star says President ed by Florida legislatures that have
Wilson's successor will spank JVIex-t been assembled contrary to the pro pro-ico.
ico. pro-ico. He ought to let the home guards visions of the constitution. Such a
dc it. Tampa Tribune. supreme court would be a genuine
It's a Job for veteran soldiers. j benefit to the state. Miami Metrop Metrop-'
' Metrop-' : .' .. ""V j olis.
I.OST Dec. 21st, lady's small, round The supreme court can't find any
pin or brooch; white onyx, with small ; law unconstitutional until somebody
red stonein center; black enamel brings a test case before it.
border. Suitable reward will be paid ; ;
for its return to the Star office." 23-8t j We did our Christmas shopping
- -; j early yesterday; and now it. reposes
We have heard several men in this safely in the, back of the side board,
town say their private stock -has j We have no after-war
been depleted by their wives, who j problems that can compare with the
used it to make spirits of camphor, f one of getting over next Tuesday
Women can be awfully unreasonable night without embarrassment to our our-sometimes.
sometimes. our-sometimes. j selves and friends Tampa Tribune.
T ; Why don't you go to your room and
It is said that President Wilson is lock yourself in until you have slept
, a 1 1 i.1 J 4. j 1a. 'am n
trying to neip me aemocrauc party :
in Germany. We hope he will have
better luck than in his late lamented
attempt to help the democratic party s Mexico, who has made himself con con-in
in con-in America. v j spicuous by his intrigues against the
- ; United States, has been recalled.
Vice President Tom Marshall says Carranza would have shown wisdom
universal good will'is the only thing if he had put the skids under him a
that will ever prevent war. Tom year and a half ago.' Carranza evi evi-might
might evi-might have added that -universal dently thought Germany would win.
good will is not much more plentiful
than platinum. y Becker, the deputy attorney "gen-
- eral of New York, declares that Sen Sen-It
It Sen-It seems impossible to find out ator Reed is a friend of Hearst. Eve Eve-who
who Eve-who was at fault, but there was rybody in the country had suspected
enough money, wasted on aircraft-
production (or rather non-produc-
tion) and the Hog Island shipyard,
to rebuild Belgium.
The Star is informed dn very good
authority that the board of state in-
stitutions intends to appoint Capt.
D. W. Purvis superintendent of the
reform school at Marianna. We sin-
cerely hope the report is true. Capt.
Purvis is one of the two men the Star
would have chosen for the position if
the appointment had been in its
hands. He is a most capable man
t and made a fine record in his man-
;agement of first the Marion Farms
; and then of the state farm at Kai-
jiuiu. la a man ujl iiruiuesa auu uc-
j cision, but if he is put in charge at
j Marianna there will be no starved,
! shivering, lousy boys up there. If
the tate board has chosen him for
the office we shall congratulate it on
its good sense.
Beginning on the first of January,
tne Pce of the Daily Star will be
would like to keep the old rate of five
dollars a year in effect on their sub-
-! scrip tions can do so by paying
added renewal before Dec. 31. Eve-
ry thing in Ocala has gone up except
the Star, and everything has gone up
. a. ...
on the btar, so the Star will have to
S UP a "ttIe further in order to stay
Ocala has an opportunity to secure
something that will be of consider considerable
able considerable advantage to the community.
The state government intends to
j build a new hospital for the white in
sane, and wishes to locate it some some-where
where some-where in East or South Florida. We
are reliably informed that the com committee
mittee committee appointed to select a site is
favorably inclined toward Ocala and
if our people would make an effort
they could very likely have it located
here. We are aware that a good
many people are prejudiced toward
an insane asylum and would rather
not have it in their town. There is
no reason for this. Milledgeville in
Georgia and Tuscaloosa in Alabama
are two of the nicest towns in the
South, of the "old South," at that;
yet each has its state asylum near it.
The location of the asylum near
Ocala would be of great material ad advantage
vantage advantage to the town. The present
asylum near Chattahoochee spends
from twenty to twenty-five thousand
dollars a month for supplies. If the
white asylum was located near our
town, it would mean in the first
place the largest sum of money spent
yet for any one building operation,
then a steady trade of ten or fifteen
thousand dollars for our people every
month. There are a number of good
sites for an asylum near the city, and
our people could very well afford to
buy One and make a present of it to
the state in order, to have the institu institution
tion institution established near here.
i The merchants, of our city
been pretty good sports this year.
They started in to giving the summer
half -holiday earlier than -usual, and
have beside closed their stores on
several extra occasions! on armistice
day and Thanksgiving they closed all
day, and theylso gave half -holidays
on various occasions and closed their
stores a time or two when distin distinguished
guished distinguished speakers were in town. Some
of them are going to keep their
stores shut all. day Christmas, and
we hope they will all do so. The town
gains by every exhibition of public
spirit and neighborly sentiment, and
the individual never loses anything
when the community all acts to together.
gether. together. The people like the merch merchant
ant merchant who is a good sport and kind to
his clerks and they always see to it
that he loses no money when the
year's returns are in. Let .all our
merchants close for Christmas and
send the Star word early tomorrow
that they intend doing so. v
Von Eckhardt, German minister to
that a year or more ago, and will j
doubtless be ticked to death to have
Mr. Becker confirm their suspicions.
If Cary Hardee doesn't get any
votes except those of the thinking
people of the state, he's a gone
sucker. St. Augustine Record. j
- The results of the last election mayi
have put them to thinking. a
- ; 1 1 .
A good many people wonder why
the results of the English election of
Dec 14 have not been published. The
reason is that the votes will not be
counted before Dec. 28, which is a
delay difficult to give a sensible ex explanation
planation explanation for.
They say there is as much good
meat in a whale as in a herd of a
hundred steers. We hope the people
of some fIorida coast town will
catch a whale. We know they haven't
money enough to buy one.
Many of the people who make t
steady business of walking in the
straight and narrow path do so be because
cause because it is the line of least resistance
to them. They are entitled to noth nothing
ing nothing like the credit due to those who
wander from the right road and have
to struggle thru the rocks and
brambles to return to it.
Word has just been received of the
death in France on Oct. 31 of Lieut
Arthur Houston Wright, son of Rev.
and Mrs. A. H. Wright of Newberry Newberry-port,
port, Newberry-port, Mass., and a grandson of Mrs.
Annie Brown Hopkins of this county
Lieut. Wright had been in active ser
vice in the American aviation corps
for some time, but died of illness in a
THE METHODIST ORPHANAGE
The Methodist church is maintain
ing an orphanage at Enterprise, on
Luke Monroe. They have" 15 acres
of land and a beautiful place. We
now have : 45 orphans in the home,
being well cared for and educated
The orphanage is supported by an
assessment raised upon each church
in the conference, which is barely suf sufficient
ficient sufficient to pay the matrons and feed
the children and pay running ex expenses.
penses. expenses. Most of the orphans are
clothed by individual gifts from Sun Sunday
day Sunday school classes. We have had to
borrow money to erect a building and
we are in need of gifts in money o o-clothing,
clothing, o-clothing, or groceries. Yesterday
was orphanage gift day in our church
and Sunday school. It was such a
rainy day that our superintendent,
Mr. L. W. Duval, nd others, decided
to postpone the day for gifts until
next Sunday, and at Sunday school
and church next Sunday you ace
asked to make a donation for thls
noble institution that takes children
regardless of denomination. Will you
not remember the orphanage in your
prayers and gifts this Christmas ?
Smith Hardin, Pastor.
We are now showing a pretty line
of IVORY TOILET ARTICLES in
sets or single pieces. JuSt the thing
for holiday presents. Tydings & Co.,
opposite Harrington Hotel. tf
From now until Christ Christmas
mas Christmas we are offering our
entire stock of Hats
f'or Ladies, Misses and
Children at prices that
will be specially attract attractive
ive attractive to economical buyers.
M. & C. Bank Building
or less one time 25
three times 50 cents
times 75 cents. Over twenty-five
words, and under fif fifty,
ty, fifty, double above rate.
This rate is for consecutive"
insertions. Special rate
the month. Try them out
SHE IS COMING
WITH NEARLY HALF
A HUNDRED MORE
JUST AS PRETTY
To My Friends and Patrons:
I can assure yon that "OH, BABY" is one ol the biggest and most
meritorious musical attractions ever booked in Ocala.
E. C Bennett
. Manager Temple Uteater
PRICES 50C. TO '$1.5H, BOX SEATS S2, PLUS VAR TAX. I
SEAT SALE AT THE GDUflT PIIAflMAGY
FOSTERED BY FRENCH KING
Famous Sevres Ward Had It Begin Beginning
ning Beginning When It Fivoably Attracted
Attention of Louis.
Early In the eighteenth century the
manufacture of a rather artificial-looking
porcelain was begun at Rouen,
France. At Chantllly, about the year
1725, a porcelain was made which imi imitated
tated imitated the Imari ware of Japan. Some
15 years later another factory was es established
tablished established at VIncennea, and now comes
tne beginning of the famous Sevres.
It was in the year 1753, sb historians'
interested in this subject tell us, thatj
the king, Louis XV, who for the past
five years had been making donations
for the carrying on of the work, al
lowed the adjective iroyal to be add
ed to the name of the work, and grant granted
ed granted the use of two Interlaced L's as
a trademark. In order to keep a
record-of the porcelain made In dif different
ferent different years, a scheme of lettering
was arranged which, to the initiated,
would tell the tale. For example, an
A in the space between the two L's
signified that the piece of porcelain
thus marked was made in that year in
which the king began to take an active
Interest In the work, 1753. Three
years later the factory was removed
from Vlncennes to Sevres, and It Is
there that one may visit if today, over
in one corner of the beautiful park
of St Cloud, not far from the Seine.
And, in 1759, the king took it over
as a state industry, to be managed
henceforth as such.
Now, it happened that the making
of porcelain appealed to Madame de
Pompadour, and she did everything fn
her power to briifg the Sevres prod product
uct product up to the highest possible artistic
standard, to popularize the ware at
court and throughout the country, and
even throughout the whole of Europe
Among the beautiful colors which were
employed in this ware, one of the love loveliest
liest loveliest was named for her, the "rose
DEFINITION OF DOG DAYS
May Not Be Strictly Orthodox, But It
Surely Covers the Ground
know v whether
dog days, according to
that is, i or not.
Several years have passed since we
had in the house one of those little
books with a disemboweled gentleman
on the front cover, so there is no
means of finding out.
A hot and muggy day Is not a dog
day, technically, unless the dog star,
Sirius, the original Skye terrier .pre .presumably,
sumably, .presumably, is in evidence, or opposition,
or something. Life is serious enough
without delving into astronomy forr
Dog star or no dog star, dog days
are days when one does nothing more
worth while all afternoon than write
doggerel and goes home wearier than
he has been in a dog's age, to sleep like
a dog and get up In the morning dog
Dogged around by the necessity to
labor one would, did happy opportun opportunity
ity opportunity beckon,, start off on a dog trot for
the nearest beach or sylvan lake, there
to camp out in a dog tent until au autumn's
tumn's autumn's crisp days, occasionally swim swimming
ming swimming around dog fashion in the clear
and cooling waters, offering fervent
praise in dog Latin.
In the city dog days are just one
doggone thing after another. New
Beautiful French Toys.
"Made In Germany" used to be the
label on beautiful things that came out
of Santa's pack, but now It Is changed
to "Made in France." Dainty little
French mademoiselles, stocky Breton
peasants, sturdy poll us, and American
soldiers, all kinds of queer animals
that would delight a child and won wonderful
derful wonderful wooden scenes of farmyards and
gardens are the handiwork of wounded
French soldiers and have been made
under the direction of famous artiste,
who have donated their services to tk
Girl wanted at Music Store. 14-ti
Uf llu 1
HOLI DAY CAKES
CHRISTMAS FRUIT CAKE
WALNUT CAKE FRUIT CAKE
SPONGE CAKE CITRON CAKE
ANGEL CAKE MARBLE CAKE
CHOCOLATE CAKE POUND CAKE
FIG CAKE CURRANT CAKE
AND ALL KINDS OF LAYER CAKE
'. I .- ... :
None but the best of materials are used in our
bakery, and the prices are lower than you
can make your own pastry.
North Main St.
MODES AND VOGUES!
All the leading Mid-Winter Styles
can now be found at reasonable
prices at the
Ocala House Block (South side)
I MEAT WITH GAS I
NO DIRT 1 NO DUST 1 NO SMOKE
The THERMOPHORE Radiant Gas Heater Is the
Best and Most Economical Made.
A Full Line of Resnor and Hot Spot Heaters.
Let Us Demonstrate These To You.;
FLORIDA UITUTIES CO.
- Harrington Block, Fort King Ave.
r. Zt"' j""". .O. w
Put an Ad
"Kim a i nMAN war
fTtf SOME POULTRY FANCIER
IF HE WAS LIVING TODAY
HE'D GO BUGS OVER.
Why Not New
As your Christmas gift to yourself or
friends ? Yon can obtain all sizes here.
And getting them here meais getting
the best there is at prices from which
extravagant profits have been elimi eliminated.
nated. eliminated. BLALOCK BROTHERS
. 107 Oklawaha Avenue
in the Sr r
OCALA EVENING STAR, MONDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1918
OCALA SOCIAL AFFAIRS
If You Ilave Any Items for this De Department,
partment, Department, Please Phone to Five
Double-One or Two-Seven
O, holy child of Bethlehem!
Descend to us we pray!
Cast out our sin, and enter in,
Be born to us today.
We hear the Christmas angels,
The great, glad tidings tell;
O, come to us, abide with us,
Our Lord Emanuel.
Red Cross Workers
. Mrs. Woodrow was assisted Satur Satur-jday
jday Satur-jday by the following Red Cross
Workers: Mrs. Harry Walters, Mrs.
E. G. Lindner, Miss Carlisle, Mrs.
Clifton Camp, Mrs. Hagmire, Mrs.
lon, Misses Ava Lee Edwards, Mabel
Meffert, Wynona Wetherbee, Nettie
and Nina Camp, Helen Brown, Louise
Booe, Mrs. Tucker, Mrs. Griffin, Miss
Marguerite Porter and Miss Ella
. Mae Rivers. .v
That clever young man, Dexter
Phillips, is home from Georgia Tech
for the holidays.
Mr. W. A. Robertson has arrived
at home and will be with his family
here during the holidays.
Mrs. Howard Clark, who has re recently
cently recently suffered a severe illness, has
recovered her usual good health, and
is able to be out again.
Miss Helen Veal, who is attending
school at Miami, has. returned to her
home at Cotton Plant for the holi holidays.
days. holidays. ,''
Mrs. Chas. L. Moore has gone to
Tallahassee to spend Christmas with
her daughter, Mrs. Clara Moore
Pyles. V :
After a very pleasant visit to their
Orala. friends. Mr. nH Mrs. Will
Mock have returned to their home in
Mrs. S. T. Sistrunk expects to
leave tomorrow for a Christmas visit
x 1 i tf. a t ft 1. Tn l
IAS HCI OlBtCl, iUlS. Ai l. AJCUa., 1X1 JCUXIi
Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Cheshire have
removed from their former home at
Oak, and have become permanent
residents of North Ocala.
Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Howard are at
home for the Christmas holidays
property at Auburndale. ;
m m m
Corporal Robert Tydings arrived
home yesterday from Columbia, and
is the guest for Christmas of his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Tydings.
Misses Ruby and Gladys Farris of
Atlanta, are expected today to spend
the holidays with Mr. and Mrs. C. C.
mrs. vnns dimmons oi JNortn
Ocala, who has been visiting friends
in Jacksonville, is expected home to today,
day, today, .'
Miss Eunice Odell of Micanopy is
in the city, the guest of her aunt,
Mrs. D. W. Tompkins and cousin,
Miss Irene Tompkins.
Miss Emma Glynn Alexander of
Knoxville, Tenn., will arrive in a
few days on a visit to Miss Irene
Captain Brantley Weathers arrived
yesterday from Camp Gordon, Atlan Atlanta,
ta, Atlanta, Ga., for a Christmas visit to his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. A. .Weath
Mrs. P. V. Leavengood and her
mother, Mrs. DeVane, went to Tam-
ta vesterdav tn visit, rplnfivoa ttini
Mr. John McLean Thomas is spend spending
ing spending the holidays with his family. He
is engaged in the ins' ance business
at Fort Pierce.
Miss Cecile Hadsock, the young
student nurse of York, has gone to
Orlando to assist the nurses at the
Orlando hospital for a few weeks.
Miss Mary Burford, who is in the
general hospital, Cincinnati, will not
be released until the first of Febru February,
ary, February, when she-will return to this
Miss Agnes Burford arrived home
Saturday afternoon from Randolph Randolph-Macon
Macon Randolph-Macon College, Lynchburg Va,, for
the Christmas holidays. She is almost
as glad to see Ocala as Ocala-is to
isee her. v
Rev. and Mrs. Jra Barnett and
family expect vto leave tomorrow for
Bartow, weather conditions permit permitting,
ting, permitting, for a Christmas visit to Mrs.
Monroe Salisbury- and George Be Be-ban
ban Be-ban talk with their faces and we
would like to see them in a movie to together.
gether. together. Salisbury vocalized his feat features
ures features most expressively in "That
JDevil Bateese," at the Temple "Sat "Saturday
urday "Saturday night. The officialjwar review
was very good, showing among other
things the British in Palestine, which
they wrested a few months ago from
the hold of the Turk, also, the work
of our engineers and pioneers as the
made the way for our artillery and
munitions in the last great drive
that broke the Hindenburg line past
mending. People should not miss see seeing
ing seeing these official war pictures they
are among the best histories of the
war, and they will run out soon. The
feature tonight will be Emily Phil Phillips
lips Phillips in "Kildare of Storm," beside
which there will be those two comical
persons, Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Drew,
in "Too Much Henry."
The spirit of Christmas happiness
reigned supreme this afternoon from
3 to 5 o'clock at the home of Mr. and
MrsJ W. A. Robertson in North Ocala,
when in compliment to their daugh daughter,
ter, daughter, Lois, whose ninth birthday this
if, a most delightful birthday party
No pains were spared by Mrs.
Robertson I to make this afternoon
party one of the happiest events of
her daughter's young life. The home
is prettily decorated in Christmas
greens, the dining room being espec especially
ially especially attractive. The dining table is
centered with a lovely bouquet of
flowers and with handsome linen and
china, with lights shaded, makes a
fitting setting for a very beautiful
scene. The birthday cake will be
served with cream;
Those' enjoying the party are the
nine intimate school friends of the
hostess, who are Birdie, Louise and
Annie Laurie Sanders, Kathleen
Spencer, Minnie Belle McConn, Eva
Hays, Elmer Hall, Mary Watt, May
Waters and Wyrtle Hogan.
Mr. and Mrs. Alex Woods are in
the city for Christmas. Mr. Woods
was formerly a member of Campany
A. but was transferred to the Plant
City company, with which he went to
Camp Wheeler, and was transferred
again to tne quartermaster corps,
with which he is now. Some months
ago he wooed and won Miss Ellen
Stapp, a pretty young lady of Macon,
which city has captured the hearts of
several of our boys, and now brings
her home to see her Florida rela relatives
tives relatives and friends. Alex is looking
fine, and wears honorable service
stripes on his arm. He will return to.
Miss Avice Walker; one of the pop popular
ular popular teachers in the Gainesville pub pub-lie
lie pub-lie schools, left Friday afternoon for
Jacksonville, where she will spend
the holidays witlffher sister, Mrs. !.
H. Rogers. Her popularity with her
scholars was evidenced by the swarm
of little ladies who were at the depot
to bid her ,good-bye and wish for her
a pleasant and happy vacation.
Miss Walker taught in the Ocala
high school last year, and made
many friends here.
A telegram was received by Mrs.
J. C. B. Koonce yesterday stating that
her husband would sail from New
York this afternoon at 3 o'clock fox
London, thence to France. Mr.
Koonce, who "has been interested ia
Y. M. C. A. work since the beginning
of the war, passed a first class ex examination
amination examination and was not required to
take the extra two weeks course that
is being takexbya majority of the
Y. M. C. A. applicants.
A telegram from Mr. and Mrs.
Jake Goldman to their parents, Mr.
and Mrs. B. Goldman, announces the
arrival in "Savannah yesterday of a
daughter in their home. Mr. Gold Goldman,
man, Goldman, having received his discharge
from the army, they expect to arrive
in Ocala some time the early part of
the newyear to make their home
VMr. T. H. Harris of Duluth, Minn.,
arrived last night for a visit to his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Harris.
Mrs. Harris and little daughter are
visiting with I the former's sister,
Mrs. W. B. Tyer in Ardmore, Okla.,
and will be here after the holidays to
spend a short while before visiting
relatives in Miami.
Mr. J., E. Van Home, wife and soil
of Jackson, Mich., have arrived in
Ocala in their big Jackson six, made
in the city of that name. Mr. Van
Home has leased Mrs. Arch Mclver's
home in the fourth ward and will be become
come become a resident of Ocala. He is in interested
terested interested in properties at Lake Kerr.
Ocala theater goers are looking
forward with pleased anticipation to
"Oh, Baby," one of the- brightest
musical comedies of .the season,
which will be at the Temple next
Monday .. night. See advertisement
Mrs. W. S. Bullock has recently re received
ceived received a letter from her son, Julian,
in which he says he hopes to be home
some time during the winter. Mr.
William Bullock will probably not
reach home until some time in the
Judge and Mrs. W. S. Bullock ex expect
pect expect to leave tomorrow for Tampa,
to be the guests until Friday of their
daughters, Mrs. C. V. Miller and Mrs.
G. K. .McKean. Miss Alice Bullock
has been with her sisters for the past
Miss Gktdys Martin, who teaches
music in the Punta Gorda school, is
home for the holidays. Between Miss
Gladys and Editor Jordan of the Her Herald,
ald, Herald, everybody in Punta Gorda likes
Dr. and Mrs. J. C. Mont'gomer
and Mrs. Granville Watkins arrived
today from Elizabethtown. Ky., and
are guests of their daughter and
granddaughter, Mrs. Frederick Hock Hock-er
er Hock-er and family for the Christmas sea
College, Sutherland, and will spend
the Christmas holidays with her par parents,
ents, parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Davis.
The Misses Camp Complimented
Mrs. Clarence Camp was the host hostess
ess hostess at a very lovely dinner party
Saturday evening, honoring her four
daughters, Misses Stella, Nina, Net Nettie
tie Nettie and Carita Camp, who are at
home from their various schools for
the Christmas holidays. The evening
was. an exceptionally pleasant one,
owing to the party having been ar arranged
ranged arranged as a surprise for the four
young ladies. A delicious 6 o'clock
dinner was served at a handsomely
appointed table. The evening was
replete with pleasure, the hostess and
henoree leaving nothing undone for
the enjoyment of their guests, who
were the members of the "A" club
and a few other friends.
Miss Elizabeth Davis reached home
Sunday afternoon from Southern
Mr. Stirling Hooper is spending this i
week at Tryon, N. C, at a Y. M. C.
A. meeting. Mr. Hooper expects to
go to Europe at an early date, and ?
may be accompanied by Mrs. Hooper.
: Mr. H. S. Wesson willcome from
i-aivc mcii lu cinema iuiat,mta n 1111
his t family, and they will return with!
him to the lake for the remainder of
the holidays. j
The -anion study class meets withi
Mrs. M. II. Little Friday afternoon j
at 3 o'clock. It will be an open meet meeting
ing meeting when special prayer will be made
for the new year.
Mr. Oscar Curry is at home from
Jacksonville on a visit to his parents
in -North Ocala.
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OCALA, EVENING STAR, MONDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1918
DCALA FBATER8AL ORDERS
MIRIAM REBEK An LODGE NO. 15
Miriam Rebekah Lodge No. 15
meets the first and third Monday eve evenings
nings evenings in each month in the Odd Fel Fellows'
lows' Fellows' hall at 7:30 o'clock.
Claire, Moremen, N. G.
Eloise Botrvier, Secretary.
MARION-DUNN MASONIC LODGE
Marion-Dunn Lodge No. 19, F. & A.
1L, meets on the first ,and third
Thursday evenings of each month at
7:30 o'clock until further notice.
Stephen Jewett, W. M.
R. A. 51. CHAPTER NO. 13
Regular convocations of the Ocala
Chapter No. 13 R. A. M., on the first
Priday in every month at 7:30 p. m.
J. A. Bouvier, H. P.
Jake Brown, Secretary.
OCALA LODGE NO. 286. B. P. O. E.
- Ocala Lodge No. 286, Benevolent
and Protective Order of Elks, mets
the second and fourth Tuesday eve evenings
nings evenings in each month. Visiting breth brethren
ren brethren always welcome. Club house oppo opposite
site opposite postoffice, east side.
C. W. Hunter, E. R.
E. J. Crook, Secretary.
KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS
Ocala Lodge No.-19. Conventions
held every Monday evening at 7:30
at the Castle Hall, over the G. ,C.
Greene Co. drugstore A cordial wel welcome
come welcome to visiting brothers.
H. B. Baxter, C. C.
Chas. K. Sage, K. of R. & S.
Tulula Lodge No. 22, I. 0. O. F.,
meets every Tuesday evening in the
Odd Fellows' hall on the third flpor of
the Star office building at 7:30 o'clock
promptly. A warm welcome always
extended to visiting brothers.
L. BY Pillans, N. G.
M. M. Little, Secretary.
& MARY GmiM&Q&X
Tm a great prize winner," said Mr.
"So am L" said Mr. Plymouth Rock.
"AH our families are very fine,"
said Mr. White Wyandotte.
"True," agreed Mr. Plymouth Rock,
"we win prizes wherever we go. We
enter a poultry show. We are winners.
We go to a county fair. We are win winners.
ners. winners. It's very fine to be either of
my family or your family."
Now these two roosters were very,
very large. Such big roosters as they
were And they were both white,
with beautiful tops of red and ties of
red, too. They were very proud of
these handsome red ties which hung
down just below their throats.
"They told me," said Mr. Plymouth
Rock, "that my cousins, the gray and
white Plymouth Rock family, won
prizes, and that my cousins the ring ringlet
let ringlet barred Plymouth Rocks, won lovely
blue ribbons 1"
"You're a fine family of winners,"
said Mr. White Wyandotte admiringly.
"I've always thought well of the buff
colored Plymouth Rocks1! too."
; "It's fine to have such relations,"
said Mr. Plymouth Rock. "Ah, my big
MARION COUNTY RED
"Following are the names of those
who joined the roll Friday:
O. B. Howse, L. L. Home, Miss
Louise Gamsby, Mrs. C. P. Chazal, C.
P. Chazal, E. T. Lockard, A. G. Ab Abbott,
bott, Abbott, T. T. Munroe, G. W. Martin, W.
W. Harriss, Lugi Toffaletti, S. A.
Moses, OUie Mordis, E. C. Pacetti,
V. W. Rilea, Ralph Lopez, J. S.
Tucker, Charles Savage, Miss Elsie
N. Pangborn, Abdullah aKtipa, Mol- j
lie Blalock, A. Yongue, W. V. Weath- j
ers, E. L. Redding, Mrs. Hampton
Terrell, Eugene Menendez, Mrs. S. M. j
Lummus, Frank Horne, Sidney Har Harold,
old, Harold, Wilfred Harold, Mrs, George
Ford, Marguerite Edwards, Agnes
Burford, Mrs. E. L.' Howell, Mrs. L.
L. Beck, Miss Mabel Beck, N. Nibley,
Ted Drake, Mrs. W. J. Edwards, Wil William
liam William Edwards, Mrs. A. P. Canova,
Mrs. George Rentz, Mrs. Harry Booth,
C. A. Harris, S. O. Booher, D. W.
Davis, W. S. Jones, Ralph Ditto,
XI11''TI7 T 1 3 r: ?
r1 V imnie Edith Ditto Mrs. Ed Carmichael, W.
uioujr, ivcgiiww Jiacxuy, jameSiW. Mnrri W TT TlnvhtA tfco Wnm.
Uiace, B. A. Weathers, Mrs. G. A
Carmichael, L. D. Beck, Mrs. Robert
Marsh, N. P. Thompson, W. J. Ed Edwards,
wards, Edwards, Lawrence Edwards, W. F.
Yocum, Mrs. J. W. Fennell, E. W.
Clement, A. C. Blowers, Frank
Drake, Van Ferguson, Miss Elizabeth
Davis, Mrs. F. W. Ditto, Edith Will Williams,
iams, Williams, H. C. Petteway, W. L. Schmid;
Harry O. Cole..T. E. Douglas, Mrs.
L. A. Standley, A. Z. Brown, J. A.
Flewellen, Cranford Standley, Jerry
Burnett, M. Haughton, John T. Kirby
Jr., H. C. Feagle, J. C. Johnson, Mrs.
T. T. Munroe, Mrs. G. W. Martin, H.
an's Club, T. A. Blake, F. B. Bailej,
Mrs. George Close, Mrs. J. A. Flew Flewellen,
ellen, Flewellen, Miss Helen Scott, Mrs. J. P.
Phillips,. J. P. Phillips, Mrs. M. J.
Johnson, C. L. Gamsby, Mrs. C. L.
Gamsby, G. L. Taylor, Mrs. Geo. L.
Taylor, E. C. Jordan, W. H. Hutchin Hutchinson,
son, Hutchinson, Miss Lois Bray, Mrs. J. C. John
son, J. R. Ley, J. B. Hampton, Wilbur J
Smith, J. L. Smoak.
Have your Laundry ready
when our agent calls. This
will help both yourself and
Have your Greetings Cards engrav engraved,
ed, engraved, giving them a touch of individu individuality.
ality. individuality. See samples at THE SPEC SPECIALTY
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ORDER OF EASTERN STAR
Ocala Chapter No. 29, O. E. S.(
meets at Yonge's hall the second and
fourth Thursday evenings of each
month at 7:30 o'clock.
Mrs. Alice Yonce, W. M.
. Mrs. Susan Cook, Secretary.
WOODMEN OF THE WORLD
Fort King Camp No. 14 meets 1 at
C of P. hall at 7:30 p. m. every sec second
ond second and fourth Friday. Viisting sov sovereigns
ereigns sovereigns are always welcome.
P. W. Whitesides, C. C.
Chas. E. Sage, Clerk.:
ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE
- V OF TRAINS AT OCALA
-' 'Seaboard Air Line, Northbound
No.' 4: Arrives 12:43 p.; m. Departs
12:58 p. m.
- No. 16 (Limited): Arrives and de departs
parts departs at 3:07 p. m.
No. 2: 'Arrives 1:50 a. m. Departs
1:55 a. m.
." Seaboard Air Line, Southbound
No. 3:. Arrives 2:06 p. m. Departs
2:26 p. m.
No. 15 (Limited): Arrives and de departs
parts departs 4:10 p. m.
"No. 1: Arrives 1:45 a. m. Departs
parts 2 p. m. f t
Atlantic Coast Line (Main Line)
. No. 10: Arrives and departs 5:42 a.
No. 40: Arrives 1 p. m. Departs
1:20 p. m.
Noj 38:, Arrives and departs 2:27
Atlantic Coast Line ; (Main Line)
No. 37: Arrives and departs 2:16
No. 39: Arrives and departs 2:35
No. 9: Arrives and departs 9:13p.m.
Atlantic Coast Line Branches, South South-'
' South-' bound
. No. 151 (Sunny Jim) : For Wilcox,
Zlonday, Wednesday and Friday,
' leaves 6:10 a. m.
No. 35 (Sunny Jim): For Lakeland,
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday,
leaves 6:40 a. m.
. No. 141 : Dally except Sunday, ar
rives 10:50 a. m. from Wilcox.
No. 49: For Homosassa, leaves 2:25
Atlantic Coast Line Branches, North
No. 48: From Homosassa: Arrives
12:63 p. m.
No. 150 (Sonny Jim) : From Wfl
cox, Zlonday, Wednesday and Friday,
arrives 5:45 p. m.
No. 32 (Sunny Jim): From Lake
land, Tuesday, Thursday and Satur
day, arrives 9:48 p. m.
No. 140: Daily except Sunday,
leaves 3:45 p. m. for Wilcox.
Oklawaha VaUey Railroad
Train No. 71, first class passenger
and mixed, leaves Palatka at 6:3U a.
m. every Monday, Wednesday and
Friday, arriving at Ocala at 10:30 a.
xn., same days.
Train No. 72 leaves Ocala at Z p.
m. Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays
Train No. 73 leaves Palatka Tues Tuesdays,
days, Tuesdays, Thursday and Saturdays at
and arrives in Palatka at 5:50 p. m
v7:40 a. m., and runs only to Rodman,
at which place it arrives at 8:25.
' Tram No. 74 leaves Rodman at
4:30 p. m. Tuesdays, ; Thursday and
Saturdays and arrives at Palatka at
; -20 p.. m.. same days.
consins are very handsome and noble
looking. They're beautiful, beautiful
And he crowed' at the top of his
lungs to let everyone know he was
happy and proud and pleased.
"It takes a prize winner,' said Mr.
Plymouth Rock, after a moment's rest
after a number of moments spent in
crowing, "to appreciate another prize
winner. Now if you were a scrawny scrawny-looking
looking scrawny-looking rooster, yon wouldn't dare ad admire
mire admire my beautiful family. But yon
belong to a fine-looking family your yourself."
self." yourself." Thank1 yon, thank yon,' said Mr.
White Wyandotte, "cock-a-doodle-do,
it is good of you to praise me and
T cannot help It," said Mr. Plym Plymouth
outh Plymouth Rock, crowing again. V
"Have yon ever seen' my cousins,
the Columbian Wyandottesf asked
Mr. White Wyandotte.
T am not sure that I have; are they
"They have black and white around
their collars, and their tails, j Their
tails spread out like .gorgeous plumes
and are black and green.
"Magnificent, crowed Mr. Plymouth
"They also won prizes, said Mr.
White Wyandotte. "And my cousins,
the silver-penciled Wyandottes, did,
too. Ah, they are exquisite They
look as though they had been artis artistically
tically artistically painted with delicate silver.
Ah, they're very glorious!"
They must be," said Mr. Plymouth
"Well," said Mr.. White Wyandotte,
"I don't think we should find any fault
with the poultry show this year. Every
cousin and every kind of a Wyandotte
rooster and every kind of a Plymouth
Rock rooster have won prizes."
'We're the prize winners, as I said
before," said Mr. Plymouth Rock. "Yes,
we're the roosters worth going a long
way to see. We can crow with a
feeling of satisfaction. We can crow
because we are entitled to crow. We
have so much to be proud of. So
much, so much," he repeated.
And then he crowed, and Mr. White
Wyandotte crowed, a well as all of
their cousins. Such a noise as they
made, but indeed they, all were beau beautiful
tiful beautiful roosters and certainly had won
many fine prizes.
"Good-by for the present," said Mr.
White Wyandotte, "my master is let
ting me out of my coop for a little
walk. I need a bit of exercise. And
my master and I are great friends.
"So are my master and I, crowed
Mr, Plymouth Rock.
' To be sure, where there weren't a
great many people walking, Mr. Ply Plymouth
mouth Plymouth Rock and Mr. White Wyan Wyandotte
dotte Wyandotte strutted along by their masters,
wabbling a bit from side to side, but
oh, so proud at their monstrous size
and their beautiful feathers.
"We're all prize winners, cock-a-doodle-do,
cock-a-doodle-do," the roost
ers of these two families snouted above
all the others. v
Rut many of the other roosters
thought they were Just as handsome
and the noise that came from the big
hall where the poultry show was held
was quite terrific But at least all
who wanted 'to see roosters knew for
some distance around where they could
be seen for they were well heard!
" Real Happiness Is Cheap.
Real happiness is cheap enough, but
how dearly we pay for its counterfeit I
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HUNGER DRAWS THE MAP
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TED'S ORDEAL II
By LESTER BLOOM.
OCALA, EVENING STAR, MONDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1918
jJT Famine Condition?
gj Food Shortage approchirig famine rbinl
Serious Food Shortage
A food' map of Europe today shows
not a single country lo which the fu future
ture future does not hold threat of serious
dlflcultles and only a small part which
Is not rapidly approaching the famine
point With the exception of the
Ukraine only those countries which
hare maintained marine commerce
hare sufficient food supplies to meet
actual needs lintil next harvest, and
even In the Ukraine, with stores accu accumulated
mulated accumulated on the farms, there Is famine
In the large centers of population.
Belgium and northern France, as
well as Serbia,, appear on the hunger
map distinct from the rest of Europe
because they stand In a different rela relation
tion relation from the other nations to the peo people
ple people of the United States. America has
for four years maintained the small
war rations of ielgluaa and northern
France find Is already making special
efforts to care for their increased
after-the-war needs, which," with those
of Serbia, must be included In this
plan,' are urgent in the extreme and
must have Immediate relief.
v; The gratitude of the Belgian nation
for the help America has extended to
her during the war constitutes the
, strongest appeal for us to continue our
I work there. The moment the German
armies withdrew from her soil and she
was established once more In her own
seat of government the little nation's
first thought was to express her grati gratitude
tude gratitude to the Commission for Relief in
Belgium for preserving the lives of
millions of her citizens.
'- Germany, on the other band, need
not 'figure in such a map for. Ameri Americans
cans Americans because rhere Is no present indi indication
cation indication that we shall be called on at all
to take thought for the food needs of
Germany. Germany probably can care
for her own food problem If she : Is
given access to shipping and Is enabled
to distribute food to the cities ; with
dense populations, which are the trou trouble
ble trouble centers. V ;.
England, France, the Netherlands
and Portugal, all of which have been
maintained from American supplies,
have sufficient food to meet immediate
needs, but thef r future presents seri serious
ous serious difficulties. The same Is true of
Spain and the northern neutral coun-tries-
Norway, Sweden and Denmark
whose ports have been open and who
have been able to draw to some degree
upon foreign supplies.-
Most of Ru&la is : already In the
throes of famine, and 40.000,000 people
there are beyond the possibility of
help. Before ( another spring thou thousands
sands thousands of them inevitably must die.
This applies us well to Poland and
I practically throughout the Baltic re
gions, with conditions most serious In
Bohemia, Serbia, Roumanla and
Montenegro have already reached the
famine point and are suffering a heavy
toll of death. The Armenian popula population
tion population is falling each week as hunger
takes its toll, and in Greece, Albania
and Roumanla po serious are the food
shortages that famine Is near. Al Although
though Although starvation Is not yet imminent,
Italy, Switzerland, Bulgaria and Tur Turkey
key Turkey are In the throes of serious strin stringencies.
gencies. stringencies. In order to fulfill America's pledge
In world relief we will have to export
every ton of food which can be han handled
dled handled through our ports. This means at
the very least a minimum of 20,000,000
tons compared with 6,000,000 tons pre prewar
war prewar exports and 11,820,000 tons ex exported
ported exported last year, when we were bound
by the ties, of war to the European
allies. : vT :v .,'
If we fail to lighten the black spots
on the hunger map or If we allow any
portions to become darker the very
peace; for which we fought and bled
will be threatened. Revolt and anarchy
inevitably follow famine. Should this
happen we will see In other parts of
Europe a repetition of the Russian de debacle
bacle debacle and our fight for world peace
will have been in vain.
sT-i r T T I IF T IV 1 UN II V 'I 1 IN fT fl "Tl I I 1 I T
That the good hearted, generous people of this
State who have: gone "over the top" in every other
Big Campaign, for Liberty Bonds, Red Cross;. United
War Work Agencies, Polish, French and Belgian child children
ren children are going, to stop in their giving NOW?
NO W when the slender little arm of Helpless Babes
Homeless and Orphan children, right here on your own
door steps, are stretched out, pleading for your help to
give them good homes, love, care, education and oppor opportunity?
' Florida's Greatest Charity', meeting the needs of over a 1000 homeless,
-helpless and needy kiddies each year from every section of the State, without
regard of the creed or need, is pleading for $50,000 before Christmas Day, to
enable the Society to close up its great work of. 1918 FREE FROM DEBT, and
to provide for, 1200 children in need in 1919, and ask that this amount be given
in Liberty Bonds, War Saving Stamps, Cash or Subscriptins to be paid in 1919.
Have You Done Your Part, or Like the Priest
And the Levite, are You Walking By On
The Other Side ?
Send your Bond, Stamps, Check, Money Order or Subscription in through
your county chairman, or send it direct to our treasure, R. V. Covington, 438 St
James Building, Jacksonville, and help us and your county "over the top" for
Florida's own needy children, and please do it how before you forget. V
Asking some aid, no matter how large or small it may be, from every
man, woman and.child in this county, we are your servants in a noble cause.
CMMirei9 tome SdPddy IFtondla
State Headquarters: 428 ST. JAMES BLDG., JACKSONVILLE, FLA.
'Judge -W. H. Baker, President R. V. Covington, Treasurer Marcus C. Fagg, State Superintendent
Silently the committee followed Ted
Hammond down the street. At the
fifth house from the corner they sol solemnly
emnly solemnly paused. Ted gave one appeal appealing
ing appealing look and mounted the steps. There
was such a prompt response to his
ring that they almost seemed to have
been waiting for him.
Ted waited miserably in the recep reception
tion reception room while the butler went to an announce
nounce announce his important business. He
rather envied little Silbon who was
getting off light. What waa simulat simulating
ing simulating an epileptic fit In a crowded dry
goods store to trying to sell the most
luxurious liver in town a copy of "The
The committee on initiation had
been most Ingenious this year. The
tasks they allotted the candidates
were positively fiendish, but to order
him to seek to sell a copy of .that book
tojChester Ackerman seemed to invite
him to self-destruction.
Nervously he followed the buUer
down the long hall and into the library.
Ackerman looked up at his entrance.
"What can I do for you?" he asked
"I have a book," explained Ted. Tta
a very celebrated book 'and I thought
you might like to buy a copy.
"A book agent!" thundered Acker Ackerman
man Ackerman as he reached for the belL
"See here pleaded Ted. "Give me
a chance. Here Is a book that every
one's been talking about"
"Don't want It snapped Ackerman.
"Have a look, anyway, insisted
Ted. "It's The Simple Life; the book
that the president thought was such
hot stuff. Til bet you've never read
It and yet It's been talked about for
the last two years. You never did
read It, did your
"No. And I'm not going to now, de declared
clared declared Ackerman. "If I thought you
meant that I needed to read that
"Yon do need to," reiterated Ted.
"Not the way you mean, but because a
man needs to keep posted. By your
own admission, you're two years be behind.
hind. behind. You can have a laugh, any any-way.
way. any-way. : y ;. .;
" He held the book, Invitingly toward
his victim and almost unconsciously
Ackerman took It He glanced over
the pages with an occasional grunt
He was by no means an exponent of
the simple life, and he found much to
"Didn't I tell you It was good for a
laugh?" insisted Ted. Ackerman look looked
ed looked up with a smile.
How much Is it? he demanded.
"You can satisfy your pride with the
knowledge that you're the first book
agent that ever sold me anything.
- "In that case make It a dollar, sug suggested
gested suggested Ted. "Thanks. Good morning.
I can find my own way out
He was gone before Ackerman could
ring, elated over his success and de devoutly
voutly devoutly thankful that he had not been
thrown out He was Just opening the
front door when a girl came running
down the stairs.
"Mr, Hammond?' she cried. Ted
"Miss Drury!' he gasped. "What
brings you here?"
"3Ar. Ackerman Is my guardian, she
explained. "I thought that perhaps"
She caught herself with a blush.
"No," said Ted. "That was not it
You and your party left the, Point so
suddenly that I opuld get no trace of
you. The fact is that I was In selling
Mr. Ackerman a book."
"You are a "book Jagent?" she cried
In shocked surprise.
"Amateur," he explained. "They
want to make me feel properly humble
before they admit me to fellowship In
the fraternity. I had to sell a copy of
The Simple Life."
To Uncle Chester?' she cried.
"I don't know myself," he admitted
frankly. 'There are three of the com committee
mittee committee outside now waiting to see me
thrown down the steps. I did not ex expect
pect expect to disarnoint them."
"I could call the butler," she sug suggested,
gested, suggested, v .-,
"No, thanks. If you will permit me
III take another chance with your
"How," she asked curiously.
"Tou know what I was trying to ask
you last summer," he Eaid boldly.' 'Tou
left before I could propose. I was, and
am, conceited enoujrh' to think that you
do care for me. May I go in and ask
his consent to our marriage when I
"This is so sudden," she protested.
"Not a bit of it. I've been : seven
months getting it out I think you've
had notice enough." .'
His eyes pleaded more eloquently
than his tongue, and blushlngly she hid
her face on his shoulder as she 'whis 'whispered
pered 'whispered "yes."
For .. a second time that' morning
Chester Ackerman was shocked out of
his accustomed placidity, and for a
second time Ted won. This time his
pleading was far more eloquent. He
could not go away at once but at last
he said good-by.
In the shadow of ; the trees three
huddled figures with chattering teeth
greeted him. v
"Sorry to keep you waiting," said
Ted politely. "Here's a dollar I got
for the book."
Tell us about It," commanded the
committee. "What detained you?"
'That's quite another story," ex explained
plained explained Ted. "But I'm really very
much obliged to you for your amiable
efforts to provide me with sudden
death. I am indeed."
(Copyright, 1918, by the McClure Kevrspa
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Call and Inspect my Line of Solid
Gold Jewelry, Silver Goods, Watch
Bracelets, Elgin, Waltham and all
standard make watches.
Every Article Guaranteed as
J. E. Allemand
j. Next to Express Office
Call for Coupons for Free Set of Dishes
Odd Pieces of
i v "i
Are among the r most attractive
as well as useful Christmas Gifts.
If you want an easy' chair for'
at her or mother, we have it. If
you want a small rocker or libra library
ry library chair for the young we folks,
have it tool
. A Pretty
ART SQUAE5E WUG WUG-OR
OR WUG-OR CENTEE TABLE
Would be a most appreciated an
useful present for the wife, and
would carry out the general
scheme of conservation and econ economy
omy economy so strongly Urged by the
The Cold Wintry Winds Have Be Begun,
gun, Begun, and Your Thoughts Turn to
Warm, Confortable Blankets. We
have them in Great Profusion.
N. Slagnolia Street. Opposite Ocala Nat'l Bask.
In the heart of the city with Hemming Park for a front yard.
Every modern convenience in each room. Dining room service is
second to none. v
RATES From $1.50 per day per person to $6.
ROBERT M. MEYER, J. E. KAVANAUGH
OCALA EVENING STAR, MONDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1918
Mr. W. F. Ballinger returned from
Kansas the other day.
Miss Annie Pope Eagleton is home
from DeLand, where she is teaching
Concerts were successful
Those odd pieces of Ivory toilet
articles would be appreciated by her
for a holiday gift. The Court Pharm Pharmacy,
acy, Pharmacy, south of the square. 13-tf
There is yet time for you to plactt
your name on the Red Cross member membership
ship membership list.
Mr. Claude Gates of Miami is here
to spend Christmas with his mother,
Mrs. Ida Gates.
' Lieut. Leslie Anderson is expected
from California this evening or to tomorrow,
morrow, tomorrow, to spend Christmas at home.
Able Seaman Sibabfci Wilson (s
home from Key West and has return returned
ed returned to the garb and the ways of civil
Accurate and prompt prescription
service is always at your command
here. Ask your doctor. Tydings &
Co., druggists. Phone 30. tf
Master Bennie Culverhouse, our
efficient carrier in the third ward, is
confined to his bed with a bad cold
The young people are going to
have a good, old-fashioned, well at attended
tended attended dance at the Woman's Club
. Lieut. C. W. Moremen, having re received
ceived received an honorable discharge, is
home, and will resume the practice
of his profession.
We are now showing a pretty line
of Ladies' Handkerchiefs for Christ Christmas
mas Christmas presents.: Style Hat Shop, M. &
C Bank building. 12t
. Mr. Lindner McConn, who has been
working for the government in Sa
vannah, is expected at his North
Ocala home within a few days.
The Star regrets to hear of the
accident to little Moselle McCaskill,
who had the misfortune to break her
arm while playing Saturday, but is
glad to learn she is doing very well
The nicest line of Holidav Station
ry that we have ever shown is now
at your disposal at Gerig's Drug
Our clever young, friend, T. D.
Lancaster Jr., is home from New
port, R. I., where he has been serv
ing in the navy ever since last spring.
"T. D.V like all the other boys, is
glad twice- glad he went' in and
glad, to be home, which last joy is
shared by all his Ocala friends.
CALL AND LOOK OVER THE
NEW LINE OF JEWELRY FOR
CHRISTMAS PRESENTS. A. E.
BURNETT, THE JEWELER, tf
The two concerts given by th'
Scotch Highlanders on the public
square Saturday afternoon and eve evening
ning evening were good ones and afforded
great- pleasure to all who heard them.
Owing to the train being late, the
afternoon concert was much delayed,
but that did not detract from its
quality. There was a very large
crowd out in the evening and the ex excellent
cellent excellent music was highly appreciated.
Among the admired selections were
the xylophone solos rendered by Mr.
Burns, and "Poet and Peasant," "New
York Rag" and "Sandy River" by the
OCALA El 18$
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Lieut McCormjck, Miss Eleanor
Tremere,, Mr$. Nelson and Mrs. Ma Mason
son Mason of Belleview, were among the
shoppers in town today.
Mr. Ed Helvenston. who severely
injured one, foot by dropping a heavy
piece or wood on it a lew mornings
ago, is able to walk with the aid of a
A large line of Thermos bottles,
pints, quarts and carafes. We always
keep a supply of fillers for all sizes.
The Court Pharmacy. 13-tf
Mr. J. W. Chamberlain, one-time
clerk at the Harrington, now one of
Uncle Sam's finest-looking young
sailors, is here from Key West for
That capable and fine-looking
young officer, Lieut. Julius Brown, is
here from Camp Humphrey to spend
Christmas with his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Jake Brown. ?
Mr. Lawrence A. Dorman, foreman
of the Star job office, leaves tonight
for a few days' visit with his wife
and children who are spending the
holidays in Lakeland.
A NICE LINE OF JEWELRY
FOR THE CHRISTMAS TRADE
JUST ARRIVED AT BURNETT'S, tf
Mr. B. Goldman this morning re received
ceived received a cablegram from his brother,
Mr. Sam Goldman, who is in the army
engineering corps at Brest, France.
Sam had not heard frmo his brother
for some months and feared that
something had happened to him,
hence the cablegram. He reports
himself hi, good health.
We are showing a most attractive
line of-"Little Gifts." Be sure and see
them before purchasing. A. E. Gerig,
THE SPECIALTY SHOP. tf
Charles Cullen and Alfred Mac Mac-Kay
Kay Mac-Kay are among the popular Ocala
schoolboys home for Christmas.
Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Williams and
son, Harold, will leave tomorrow for
a week's visit to relatives in Gaines Gainesville.
Mr. and Mrs. Barrett and daugh daughter,
ter, daughter, Stella left today for Gainesville
to spend the holidays with Mrs. Bar Barrett's
rett's Barrett's mother, Mrs. Edwards.
Miss Irene Tompkins reached home
Saturday from Southern College and
is the Christmas guest of her par parents,
ents, parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Tompkins.
Mr. and Mrs. James Engesser
have arrived from Atlanta on a visit
to Mrs. Engesser's brother-in-law
and sister, Mr. and Mrs. B. D. Black
Mr. and Mrs. T. M. Moore are an anticipating
ticipating anticipating with pleasure a reunion of
the tatter's family, commencing to tomorrow,
morrow, tomorrow, when the following will ar arrive
rive arrive for the holidays: Mrs. James
Ford, Lynchburg Va.; Mrs. F. J. Ha Ha-good
good Ha-good and Mrs. Mary Starr and
daughter, Miss Frances Starr, Jack,
sonville; Mr. and Mrs. Bryon Walker,
Gainesville; Mr. and Mrs. E. A.
Hickson, Micanopy. Mr. and Mrs. E.
J. Rivers of Tallahassee will also
join the party Tuesday night.
FORCED CHANGE IN WARFARE
FOR SALE Chevrolet touring car.
Good condition. Cheap for cash. See
H. A. Evans at Harrington Hall ho hotel
tel hotel by 8 o'clock Tuesday morning. It
LOST At Martel, white and black
spotted pointer dog; has small brown
spot on top of head, and white streak
down face. Three years old. Suitable
reward for information leading to his
recovery, Walter Ray, Martel. 6t
There's no use iit going into detail
about our line of Jewelry we have
selected for the holiday ; trade. We
have -anything in this line that yon
may want. Besides all the staple lines
we have added this season a magnifi magnificent
cent magnificent line of high-class novelties, such
as real Butterfly Lockets and Trays
(brand new), Wrist Lockets, Solid
Silver end Knitting Needles, etc. The
BOOK SHOP, Main street, Ocala. 3t
' A well selected stock of Water Waterman's
man's Waterman's Ideal Fountain Pens to bo.
found at Gerig's Drug Store, tf
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Work of Daring Air Scouts Has Elimi Eliminated
nated Eliminated All Possibility of Sur Surprise
prise Surprise Attacks.
The first war use of airplanes was
for spying upon the enemy. Mounted
patrols used to do this work. They
would try to gain some height from
which they could look down upon the
opposing army and size up its forces,
writes A. Russell Bond in St Nicholas.
But the airplane proved far superior
to any other form of scouting, because
it gave the scout an unobstructed view
of the surrounding country for miles
and he could see just what the enemy
was doing. He could see whether
large forces ot men were collecting
anywhere for a drive at some particu particular
lar particular point He could locate the artillery
,of the enemy and discover his weak
spots. And so it came along that there
was a complete change in warfare. The
surprise movements that used to play
such an Important part in former days
are a thing of the past No general
of today ? can expect to spring a sui
prise on the enemy as long as there are
enemy eyes in the sky.
Modern long-range guns are placed
far behind the battle line. They may
be as much as five or six miles behind
.their own lines, well concealed in some
wood or back of a hill. The gunners
cannot see what they are firing upon,
but their aim is directed by a spotter
in some observation post such as a
captive balloon or a tall tree. But the
best observation post is one that can
take wing and soar over the enemy
during a bombardment From such a
post the spotter can see just what his
own artillery is doing, and he can
signal back when a shell goes beyond
or falls short ofthe mark.' Such air airplanes
planes airplanes are constantly prowling around
in search of suspicious objects for the
big guns to shoot at A. Russell Bond
in St Nicholas.
A COMIC INCIDENT IN "OH, BABY," WHICH WILL BE SEEN AT
THE TEMPLE THEATER NEXT MONDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 30
GIVE THANKS Q
T0 TME IMHB
And V our Country For the Glory
of Our Anns by Buying War Sav
ings Stamps This Month.
E HJ E LAP IB A(E
Bought and Sold,
We Pay the Highest Cash Prices. f
' Write Iop Prices to
TAMPA BAG COMPANY
POSTOFFICE BOX 592
Long Distance Phone 4475
NOT CALCULATED TO CHEER
Invitation to Prospective Soldiers to
Purchase Cemetery Lots Criticized
as in Poor Taste.
Down In south Jersey they are wide
awake. The hour of the Jersey clocks
had not gone twice around the dial
after 300 newly drafted men in a
certain city had been called for physi physical
cal physical examination fyhen the postman
brought to each of them an invitation
to buy a cemetery lot. The Invita Invitation
tion Invitation read as follows:
"Which is the better time to con consider
sider consider a matter of this character? Now,
when there Is ample time for calm,
deliberate selection, or later, perhaps,
when there is a necessity? Experi Experience
ence Experience has proved the former the better
course; there is a satisfaction In own owning
ing owning on unused plot, and In knowing
yon have relieved others of a respon respon-slbUlty."
slbUlty." respon-slbUlty." There are possibilities for the hu humorist
morist humorist in this, if anyone feels like set setting
ting setting fun out of it. Probably it does,
not seem funny to the young men
about to be taken from their work and
their wonted ways of dally living to
go Into the trenches.
The clerk of the county is going to
investigate the manner in which the
names got out, and it may not be
funny then for, the people who sent
out these cheerful Invitations.
Somebody ought to Investigate, while
investigation is" in order, the psychol
ogy of these Jersey geniuses. New
York Tribune. f
As usual Gerig's Drug tSore is dis
playing a very complete line of Ivory
Pyralin ware. tf
CALL AND LOOK OVER THE
NEW LINE OF JEWELRY FOR
CHRISTMAS PRESENTS. A. E.
BURNETT, THE JEWELER. tf
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' W. K. Lane, M. D-, Physician and
Surgeon, specialist Eye, Ear, Nose and
LOST Saturday evening, sterling
silver chaste "Eversharp" pencil.
Thought to have been lost at band
concert. Suitable reward .for return
to Star office or to Miss Catherine
WHITE STAR LINE
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Ami(fll Saw Md3)ini(sy
As Long as the Present Supply Lasts I will make
you tne toiiowmg prices on Your Groceries.
As I Opened up for Business on December
t Flour (guaranteed) plain, 24 lb. sack.....
.) Flour (guaranteed) plain, 12 lb. sack. .
Floor, Self Rising, 24 lb. sack ............
i?v Water Ground fnrn Mfal. nr nonn!.'
Cream Corn Meal, per pound.....
Grits, fine and coarse, per pound....'..'..
Rice, Blue Rose, per pound..... .......
Black Eye Peas, per pound
Nary Beans, per pound. V.'.
Lima Beans, per .pound ..............
-White Bacon, per pound ....................
Smoked Bacon, per pound.
Lard, per pound ....... I.......
Cheese, American, per pound .......... ...
Pleasant Valley (Process) Butter, per pound.
"Better" Butter, per pound ............
"Maple LeaH Butter, per pound.;.. ..........
Snowdrift, No. 10 Bucket.. ..... .'...
Snowdrift, No. 4 Bucket ....................
&j Snowdrift, No. 2 Bucket
He) Crisco, 6 lb. Bucket ....
Crisco, 3 lb. Bucket .
& TriKPn. 1 1, Ih. Ttnrkot
rvi. v lovvy Auni
. w Wftssnn Clonkin? OiL anart
Wesson Cooking Oil, pint ........
Chicken, Feed, per pound ........
White House Coffee, ner oound
Maxwell House Coffee, per pound.
Senate Coffee, per pound .........
Sfc "1917" Coffee, per pound
Arbuckles Coffee, per pound
"T. C. M." Coffee, per pound
Bulk Roasted Coffee, per pound
Tomatoes, No. 1, per can ....
Tomatoes, No. 2, percan .......
Tomatoes, No. 3, per can .......
l& Van Camp's Milk (tall) per can..
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Eagle Brand Milk, per can'....,...
Libby's Milk, per can ............
Dime Brand Milk, per can ...............
Quaker Oats, per package ........ ....
Kellogg Corn Flake?, per package.......
Post Toasties, per package .............
Postum Cereal, 18-ounce package .
Postum CereaL 9-ounce package.........
Pat-a-Cake Pancake Flour, pound package
Aunt Jemima Pancake Flour, package....
"Teco" Pancake Fkmr, per package ......
Cream of Wheat, per .package ..........
Grape Nuts, per package ..............
.... So fts)
. .. .15
.... .17 S
. 1.C0 'xf
. .18 jjc
- 2S tT
Karo Syrup, No. 10 Can
Karo Syrup, No. 1 Can.
Southern Maid Syrup, No. 5, 'per can...
White Karo Syrup No. iy2, per can.....
"Peacock" Syrup, No. V2t per can
Dunbar Syrup, No. iy2, per can. .V
Rosebud Red Cherries, per bottle .... .1
King-Ko Raisins, per 12-ounce can .....
Seeded Raisins, per package ........
Honey (6 ounce glass)
Apricot Jam, 15 ounce jar
Red Cherry Jam, 15 ounce jar ... . 2
Strawberry Jam, 15 ounce jar ...........
Apple Jelly, 8 ounce glass .......
Canned Apricots, No. 3 ......
Canned Brookdale Peaches, No. 3....
Canned Rosedale Peaches, No. 3. .. . ;
Royal Scarlet Canned Pineapple, No. 3.
Happy Valley Canned Peaches, No. 3...
Pie Peaches, No. 3
Van. Camp's June Peas,, No. 2. .... ......
Helmet June Peas, No. 2. ... .V. yr.
"Veribest" Sugar Peas,. No. 2
Canned Strawberries7 No. 2 ....... ..?...
Canned Beets (Libby's) No. 3. ... ... ....
"Veribest" Sauerkraut, No. 3. ...... ....
Bobbin Hood. Asparagus, No. 3 ........ '.
Van Camp's Hominy, No. 3 ......... 1 ....
Ko-Ko Toilet Paper, per roll .....
Wild West Toilet Paper, per roll (6 for 25c).
Wild West ToQet Paper, large rolls (3 for 25c)
Van Camp's Pork and Beans, No. 3, per can..
Van Camp's Pork and Beans, No. 2, per can.
Van Camp's Pork and Beans, No. 1, percan.
Lima Beans, No. 2, per can .... '".I. ...........
Boone County Red Beans, No. 2, per can
Ritter's Pork and Beans No. 2, per can......
Campbell's Soups (all flavors) No. 1, per can.
Cool Drinks (bottled) all flavors, per bottle
Grandma Washing Powder, per package......
Gold Dust, per package ....... ........... ;
Octagon Soap, per cake
Ivory Soap, per cake ......
P. & G. Soap, per cake ....
Fairy Soap per cake .....
Star Naptha Soap, per cake
Clean Easy Soap, per cake
Fels Naptha Soap, per cake
Lenox Soap, per cake
Sweetheart Soap, per cake
.... -C3 Q
.... .C3 C)
.... .C3 )
Lava Soap, per cake S
Goblin Soap, per cake .7- . Xi
Argo Gloss Starch, package................. ; $ f )
ALL KINDS OF FANCY GROCERIES, FRUITS, K
CANDIES, CIGARS, TOBACCO, ETC q
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