OCALA, FLORIDA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 25, 1918.
VOL. 25, NO. 309
AND THEIR ALLIES
ARE CELEBRATING CHRISTMAS
TODAY WITH SOMETHING
LIKE THE JOY OF OLD
1 Washington, Dec. 25. America to---day
celebrated a victory Christmas
with the world at peace for the first
Christmas since 1913. Because of the
victories of the military forces of the
United States and the Allies, the Am American
erican American people appeared determined to
make today's celebration memorable.
This determination seems to have
been intensified by the president's
Christmas message, saying that
"throughout the great nations which
we have been, associated with in this
war, public opinion strongly sus
tains all proposals for a just and last
ing peace." A return to the merry
Christmas of former years is appar apparent
ent apparent throughout the nation.
DRIVE A SUCCESS
Marion is one of the three counties
which have gone over the top for the
Children's Home. AH the returns
are not in, but the indications are
that our quota has been raised and
meeting of florida
teachers at (Gainesville
To the Teachers, Trustees and Any
. Who Would 1 be Interested :
r I desire to call your especial at attention
tention attention to the meeting of the Florida
Educational Association at Gaines Gainesville,
ville, Gainesville, beginning Tuesday evening,
December 31, and continuing on Wed Wednesday
nesday Wednesday and Thursday following.
Thet Southern Educational Society
is to meet with the Florida associa association
tion association and there is to be a special
music feature and all who attend will
enjoy the occasion and it will be
profitable to them in a professional
way.' .." ;
It is to be a great occasion any any
person who is situated so that he or
she can attend owes it to himself or
herself to do so and particularly as
it is so very convenient in point of
distance and the expense will be comr
' It would be a matter of pride to me
to see Marion strongly represented.
Wishing you a very happy holiday
season, I am, Sincerely yours,
J. H. Brinson.
A REAL MARION COUNTY MULE
... Mr. A. R. Griffin of Anthony has a
real Marion county mule, born and
- raised right there at Anthony. The
mule is 24 years old and on Monday
1 of this week ran away and tore up
the wagon. 1 When in a lot with other
four or six-year-old "mules, ; it takes
an expert to tell .that she is the old oldest.
est. oldest. The boys tell on her that in her
younger days it took four real men
to hitch hr up, but that now in her
declining years two plumb good ones
can do it. It just goes to show what
mule flesh this" old county will grow.
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THE CHRISTMAS DRUMS
The Christmas drums are beating,
Triumphantly1 repeating i
- The tale of mighty armies
In shock of battle meeting,
, The story and the gksry
' Of fields still wet and gory,
V Of captured farm and village,
- And chateau quaint and hoary,
Of banners smoked and tattered,
- Of guns and- trenches battered,
Of brave battalions charging,
Tho' maimed and blood-bespattered,
. Of how the Hun went under
By freedom split asunder;
A saga full of wonder. v
O! don't you hear them thunder,
The Christmas drums in France.
At Waterloo they rumbled,
At Gettysburg they grumbled,
The ancient power of Prussia
Before their wrath has crumbled,
' But -never have they sounded
So jubilant, or pounded
So proudly as with vivas
And tears and cheers surrounded.
And bells above them ringing,
And troops .behind them swinging,
They roll arid thump and rattle
In splendid chorus bringing
The glorious revelation
Unto a tortured nation
Of tyranny's cessation,
The music of salvation,
The Christmas drums in France.
. Minna Irving.
On Christmas eve, female employes
of the J. G, McCrorey's 154 5 & 10c.
stores were pleasantly reminded that
they had been in the company's serv service
ice service for one year or longer by being
the recipients of letters from the
company's New York office enclosing
checks .amounting to $5, $10 or $15,
according to term of. service. This is
a custom which has prevailed in. Mc Mc-Crorey,
Crorey, Mc-Crorey, stores for many years..
MR. WILSON IS SPENDING THIS
CHRISTMAS WITH PERSHING
AND HIS MEN
Chaumont, Dec. 25- (By the Asso
ciated Press.) President Wilson ar arrived
rived arrived 'here from aris early this
morning for his Christmas day visit
to the American troops. His train
was held outside the town for a while
to accord with the program of local
omciais. At 9 o'clock he entered
Chaumont, as had been arranged. ;
The president played in luck on
the weather. A guard of French and
American troops received the presi president
dent president at the station, where Gen. Persh
ing greeted him, as did. the "mayor
and prefect. There was a reception
at the city hall.
All along the latter part of the
route to Chaumont troops clustered
on all available points o vantage,
waiting to get a glimpse of their
WILSON'S CHRISTMAS MESSAGE
Washington, Dec. 25. President
Wilson, in Paris, sent to the Ameri American
can American people yesterday the following
"I hope that5 it,; will cheer the peo people
ple people at home to know that I find their
boys over here in fine form and in
fine spirits, esteemed by all those
with whom they have been associat associated
ed associated in the war, and trusted wherever
they go, and they will also, I am,
sure, be cheered by the knowledge
of the fact that throughout the great
nations with which we have been as associated
sociated associated in this war, public opinion
strongly sustains all proposals for, a
just and lasting, peace and a close co cooperation
operation cooperation of the self-governine peo
ple of the world in making that peace
secure after its present settlements
are' formulated. '-Nothing could con constitute
stitute constitute a more acceptable Christmas
reassurance than the "sentiments
which I "find 'everywhere prevalent."
MUST BE ADDED
In the service, with the United
States marines, stationed in an out
of the way corner of the earth, at
San Domingo, is Albert' A. Griffin, an another
other another Marion county boy, and a son
of Mr. A. R. Griffin of Anthony, who
enlisted eighteen months ago. It is
the; fortunes of war that all cannot
participate in the thickest of it, and
Albert drew the patrol ticket in the
great game. We add his name to the
NITRATE OF SODA
U. S. Department of Agriculture
-, Bureau of Markets
Washington, Dec. 18, 1918.
Senator D. U. Fletcher, U. S. Senate:
Dear Sir I have your letter of
December 14, with reference to the
distribution of nitrate of soda by this
Of course, the cessation of hostili hostilities
ties hostilities will result in a reduction of the
quantity of nitrate used in the manu manufacture
facture manufacture of munitions and a, consequent
increase in the quantity available for
agricultural use, and it is my under understanding
standing understanding that the war industries
board, which controls the allocation
of all nitrate imported into this
country, has released for agricultural
use some, of the nitrate which had
been intended, in the event of the
continuation of the war, to be used
in the manufacture of munitions.
However, the rearrangement of the
entire nitrates program of the coun country
try country upon a basis approaching that of
peace naturally will require some
Under the terms of the food con control
trol control act, the president is authorized
to purchase nitrate of soda to be sold
to farmers at cost during the coming
season. The task of purchasing the
nitrate, as you doubtless know, was
assigned to the war industries board.
As that board is going out of exis existence
tence existence in the near future, this depart department
ment department will have to pursue the mat matter.
ter. matter. There- sems to be no doubt that
nitrate can be secured from stocks
the government has control of or has
in sight. We are now trying to ar arrange
range arrange for the requqisite amount. Thfe
main question to settle is the price at
which it can be secured and offered
to farmers. We are endeavoring to
get an.- answer to this question f om
the war department and are pressing
for a decision. As soon as -a conclu conclusion
sion conclusion is reached, state directors of ex extension
tension extension and county agricultural
agents will be notified and appropri appropriate
ate appropriate public announcement will be
made. Very truly yours,
C. J. Brand, Chief of Bureau.
CARILLO BROUGHT THE BOYS
HOME JUST IN TIME FOR
New York, Dec. 25. The army
transport darrillo arrived today from
Bordeaux, with twenty-four officers
and 1200 men.
The steamship Amalico also arriv arrived
ed arrived from San Juan with the crew of
the schooner Ella M. Willey, which
went ashore Nov. 13th.,
HIGH TRIBUTE TO HINES
. (Associated Press)
London, Dec. 25. London newspa newspapers
pers newspapers devote considerable space to no notices
tices notices on the death of former Ambas Ambassador
sador Ambassador Walter Hines Page, several
using the headline, "A Great Ambas Ambassador."
sador." Ambassador." "Good sense, personal inte integrity,
grity, integrity, tact and courage," are among
the virtues attributed to him.
HOW OFTEN DO YOU READ
THIS CHRISTMAS STORY?
Now when Jesus was born in Beth Bethlehem
lehem Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod
the king, behold, there came wise men
from the east to Jerusalem,
, Saying, Where is he that is born
King of the Jews? for we have seen
his star in the east, and are come to
Wherr Herod the king had heard
these things, he was troubled, and all
Jerusalem with him.
, And when he had gathered all the
chief priests and scribes of the peo people
ple people together, he demanded of them
where Christ should be born.
And they said unto him, In Bethle Bethlehem
hem Bethlehem of Judea: for thus it is written
by the prophet, A
And thou Bethlehem, in the land
of Juda, art not the least among tho
princes of Juda: for out of thee shall
come a Governor, that shall rule my
people Israel. f
Then Herod, when he had privily
called the wise men, enquired of them
diligently what time the star appear appeared.
ed. appeared. : ;
And he sent them- to Bethlehem
and said. Go and search diligently for
the young child; and when ye have
found him, bring me word again, that
I may come and worship him also.
When they had heard the king, they
departed; and, lo, the star, which
they saw in the east, went before
them, till it came and stood over
where the young child was.
When they saw the star, they re rejoiced
joiced rejoiced with exceeding great joy.
And when they were come into the
house, they saw the young child with
Mary his mother, and fell down, and
worshipped him: and when they had
opened their treasures, they present presented
ed presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankin frankincense,
cense, frankincense, 'and myrrh.
And being warned of God in a
dream that they should not return to
Herod, they departed into their own
country another way.
And there were in the same country-shepherds
abiding in the field,
keeping watch over their, flock by
And, lo, the angel of the Lord came
upon them, and the glory of the Lord
shone round about them: and they
were sore afraid.
And the angel said unto them, Fear
not: for, behold, I bring you good tid tidings
ings tidings of great joy, which shall be to
For unto you is born this day in
the city of David a Saviour, which is
Christ the Lord.
And this shall be a sign imto you;
Ye shall find the babe "wrapped in
swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
And suddenly there was with the
angel a multitude of the heavenly
host praising God, and saying,
Glory to God in the highest, and
on earth peace good will toward men.
And it came to pass, as the angels
were gone away from them into
heaven, the shepherds said one to an another,
other, another, Let us now go even unto Beth Bethlehem,
lehem, Bethlehem, and see this thing which is
come to pass, which the Lord hath
made known unto us.
And they came with haste, and
found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe
lying in a manger.
And when they had seen it, they
made known abroad the sayings
which was told them concerning this
And all they thmt heard it wonder wondered
ed wondered at those things which were told
them by the shepherds.
But Mary kept all these things, and
pondered them in her heart.
And the shepherds returned, glori glorifying
fying glorifying and praising God for all the
things that they had heard and seen,
as it was told unto them.
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H 0 H ENZO LLER N
HE IS KEEPING HIS SCRAWNY
NECK IN GOOD ORDER FOR -THE
Amerongen, Tuesday, Dec. 24.
(By Associated Press.) William Ho Ho-henzollern's
henzollern's Ho-henzollern's health shows a marked
improvement, but he is still compell compelled
ed compelled to exercise the greatest precau
tions, owing to the penetrating damp,
cold weather. The ex-emperor is as
yet undecided about making a public
declaration and still declines to re receive
ceive receive any correspondents.
HENRY AND LLOYD HALL
Henry and Lloyd Hall, two victims
of the recent epidemic of influenza,
deserve more honor than we are
capable of weaving into this somber,
but sympathetic fabric. These two
bxothers young and hopeful and
healthy, practically sacrificed their
lives for others. In the epidemic here,
before they were stricken1 with the
disease, they went day and night,
heroically performing the tasks at attendant
tendant attendant upon an epidemic of this
character, never flinching from a duty
as they saw it and bravely exposing
themselves to all form sof the malady!
night or day. They were sons of
Mr. and Mrs. L. B. Hall, life long citi citi-bens
bens citi-bens of the community of Pine.
, Lloyd, the younger of the two, was
stricken with the disease Nov. 4, and
died Nov. 15. Henry was taken sick
Nov. 10 and died Nov. $9. Lloyd was
in his nineteenth year. Henry in his
twenty-first. Lloyd's army question questionnaire
naire questionnaire arrived at the home the day of
his burial. Henry had been examin examined
ed examined for service and was in class 1.
David says: "Lord make me to
know the measure of my days, what
it is; that I may know how frail I
am." Thus we are reminded of the
brevity of life. David was a strong
man,; physically, mentally and spirit spiritually.
ually. spiritually. Lloyd Hall was a fine speci specimen
men specimen of physical manhood. Judged
iro ma rational human viewpoint, he
would have been the last on the list
of death. .But our, lives hang upon a
divine destiny. We do not compre comprehend
hend comprehend how frail we are. f
Henry was not the equal of his
younger brother in physical appear appearance.
ance. appearance. Few were. But he, too, was a
promising young man, in the prime
of strength and hopeful happiness,
In the community where these
young men were reared,, they are
sadly missed from different angles of
reckoning. The social gatherings and
entertainments were never complete
without their presence, but their
passing is most deeply regretted in
the church and Sunday school. They
were both members of the local
Methodist church at this place and
their love for the work especially in
the Sunday school was growing
more fervent as the years of their
lives unfolded. They were strong ad additions
ditions additions to. the choir, and' their splen splendid
did splendid voices, though hushed in death,
will continue to live and echo the
beautiful songs they sang in the ears
of an appreciative people. ;
God move's in a mysterious way
His wonders to perform.
He plants his footsteps on the sea
And rides upon the storm.
And we live in hope that beyond
the storms of this earthly life, ht
who doeth all things well,' has plan planned
ned planned for the future reunion of loved
ones and friends.
We, two former Sunday school
teachers of the deceased, offer this
little tribute of memory in a : full
realization of the worthiness" of. Hen
ry and Lloyd Hall. s 7
Mrs. A. P, Monroe?,
Mrs. J. H. Perry.
. Pine, Florida, December 23. ;
SOME SOLID SWINE
Mr. W. W. Griffin, one of AntSonyV
prosperous farmers, recently shipped
to Jacksonville in a car witHother
hegs 32 heacL of Durocs, averaging in
weight 284 pounds each, and Brought
a faney price at the, stockyards.
There is good money being made by
our farmers in raising hogs and
they are getting the industry down
to a business basis.
. FOR THE. WEEK
Shows begin 3:30, 7 and 8:20. p. ill.
Today: Enid Bennett in The
Thursday: Charles Ray in "A Nine
A well selected stock of Water Waterman's
man's Waterman's Ideal Fountain Pens to h.
found at Gerig's Drug Store, tf
; Buy your CUT GLASS early for
holiday presents. We are now show showing
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opposite Harrington HoteL tf
Oil THE FRISCO
SIX LIVES LOST AND MANY IN
IITDcn IV 4 niirnriv j-tsiv
j iii j. AAiLnAi ACCI
DENT THIS MORNING
Oklahoma City, Dec. 25. Six .per .persons
sons .persons were killed arid a number injur injured
ed injured in a collision early today between
passenger and freight trains on the
St. Louis & San Francisco railroad at
Norgd, Grady county.
J. W.' CHAPMAN
. -v( Associated Press)
New York, Dec. 25. Rev. Dr. J.
W. Chapman, rioted as an evangelist,
died here today, following an opera operation
tion operation a few days ago.
r PAY PROMPTLY
Atlanta, De. 25. The necessity
of: rhakinjprompt payments of -the
first installment of subscriptions' to
the United War Work campaign be becomes
comes becomes all the more apparent as word
is received almost- daily of the en enlarged
larged enlarged program of entertainment
mapped out for the men overseas.
In the camps of the "country men
of the development battalions are
being discharged along with officers
who desire ; immediate separation
from the service, and the Y. M. C.
A. and K. of C. organizations in the
camps are rendering great service in
connection with the departure of the
Inj Europe more than 2,000,000 Am American
erican American soldiers are calling upon the
seven war work organizations for
assistance of all kinds. As a result
of the letup ; in the intensive training
program there is naturally more time
for athletics and entertainments, and
the morale ,nd spirit of the men
must be maintained properly. There
are many comforts and services need needed
ed needed by the inen and officers who are
being returned. Both at home and
abroad thet seven great organizations
to be benefited by the .November
drive are in need of immediate funds
to keep their work from lagging, and
persons who did not make the first
payments on their subscriptions on
Monday, December '2nd, when these
payments were due, are urged to do
so without delay f
, CONTINUES ITS WORK
Orlando, Dec. 25. Press dispatches
of December 17th appearing in the
morning papers, indicated that the
food administration activities would
end on January 1st, and also gave
the impression that all officials .would
on the first of January end their con connections
nections connections with the government. Fed Federal
eral Federal Food Administrator Braxton
Beacham has been greatly bothered
by inquiries resulting from this press
dispatch, which while being true in
some details was far from correct as
a whole. Mr. Beacham's statement is
'The food administration was
created by the Level bill when Con Congress
gress Congress acted on the measure, and this
act stated specifically that the Unit United
ed United States Food Administration re remains
mains remains in force until peace is declared.
Such a declaration cannot, be made
until the peace treaty has been sign signed.
ed. signed. Until that time the food admin administration
istration administration remains an active organiza
, "Quite naturally some of the more
restrictive rulings have been repeal repealed
ed repealed and others will be relaxed or re removed
moved removed from time to time as is deem deemed
ed deemed necessary so that business and
commerce may resume its natural and
accustomed position. There is no in-
tention on the part of Mr. Hoover to
hamper- business in any manner,
neither is there any intention on his
part to relinquish examination or in-
?jtion of undue efforts on the part
of some to make big profits during
the reconstruction period.
"We have been called upon to res.
duce expenses and have done so by
eliminating as far as possible thepaid
employes. Our volunteers remain
with us until peace is declared. The
loval 'volunteer workers in the coun counties
ties counties have not- asked for release from
their duties and I am proud to say
that all of 'them are continuing their
work. Our future endeavors are best
tTescribed in a wire I have just re
ceived from Washington, which I am
privilege dto make public' This tele telegram
gram telegram says:
" 'Partial demobilization y of the
food administration and the with withdrawal
drawal withdrawal of its rules and regulations
4ave given the impression in some
quarters that all its activities have
ceased or are shortly to cease. This
is not, the case. The act of Congress
imposes upon the administration cer certain
tain certain obligations which continue until
the presidential proclariiation re-i
leases us from the food control act,!
! FRIENDLY TO RUSSIANS BUT
I WHYT lltlV IV TTTTtr n
WONT MIX IN THEIR FAC
" (Associated Press)
Paris, Dec. 25. The allied gov governments
ernments governments have decided against fur-
ther intervention in Russia, at least
for the present, according to an indi indication
cation indication from official circles. Great
Britain and the United States, it is
represented, while recosmizini?" that
Russia should be assisted in a way to
permit her return to normal condi conditions,
tions, conditions, point put that military inter intervention
vention intervention on a large scale Would in involve
volve involve difficulties and danger of all
kinds. French Foreign Minister Pich Pich-on
on Pich-on explained the situation at 'length
to the committee on foreign relatUts
yesterday. He said the solution at
present favored was to guarantee
moral support to the governments
which have "sprung up at various
points in Russian and Siberian terri territory.
FRENCH MADE WELCOME
Paris, Dec. 25. The French mis mission
sion mission to the Caucasus received a hear hearty
ty hearty welcome on its arrival at Ekater Ekater-inodar
inodar Ekater-inodar and Nororosisiskoe. advices
received from the Caucasus show.
HEARD BY COL. HOUSE
Paris, Tuesday, Dec. 24. Italian
deputies of redeemed nrovinces who
J represented their districts at the
Vienna and Budapest parliaments,
and came to Paris expressly to sub submit
mit submit their case to the American mis mission,
sion, mission, have been received by Colonel
House. Through Colonel House they
presetned a memorial to President
PARIS HAS PETROLEUM
:; Paris, Dec. 25. A decre was pub published
lished published today re-establishing the free
sale and use of petroleum, beginning
January 1st.- The decree also per permits
mits permits the free use of automoBiles, ex-'
cepting those licensed for commercial
purposes. y: v v
BATTLES IN BARCELONA
Barcelona, Dec. 24--(By the Asso Associated
ciated Associated Press.) Disorders occurred
here again last night between groups
representing the autonomy party and
others from the Spanish unity party.
A police lieutenant was killed.
GIFTS ON THE NATIONAL
For General Pershing: The faith of
the nation's mothers that their sons
will always receive a great father's
For Herbert Hoover: The promise
that the nation will eat more wisely, 1
and a real gratitude for his leader leadership.
ship. leadership. : :
For Secretary Daniels: A tardy
apology for any mean things we may
For the Soldiers: Our prayers and
- For General Wood: The nation's
full gratitude for a, foreknowledge of
war that has never been properly ac accepted
cepted accepted nor appreciated.
For American Women: A realiza realization
tion realization of their great part in a future
victory over the foremen of freedom.
For all Dollar-a -Year Men: A new
notion of wealthy men.
For all War Workers:. A genuine
For all Profiteers; -The hferTtage fit
and particularly theV obligation to
curb profiteering and- speculation in,
licensed food products.' This function
must continue to be performed and
ther is no intention' of relaxing in
this direction. It has been possible,
now that peace is assured, to cancel
many requirements for reports and
many of the details of regulation, but
the profit margins and s rules have
been for the most part retained and
will be enforced by revocation of li license
cense license and other proper penalties. It
is expected that it will be possible
from time to time to remove certain
commodities from the-license list, but
this will be possible only when op opportunity
portunity opportunity of profiteering or harmf ul -speculation
is eliminated.'" 1
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As Tiny Tim said, "God bless us all,
Honesty is the Lest policy ,and
vengeance the worst.
Ocala looked more like her old,
cheerful self the last few days than
for many months.
He who putteth on his armor can't
boast like he who putteth it off but
it is best not to boast at all.
The days have grown a little long longer,
er, longer, and old dad's bank account has
grown a whole much shorter. J
Notwithstanding that most of us
are. afflicted with an ingrowing bank
account, we are having, a whole lot of
fun. ." ;' v" '.. ;.
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history of America that the presi president
dent president of the United States spent
About the only use that can be
made of Andrew Carnegie's peace
palace 'at the Hague is to turn it into
a Dutch cheese factory.
' Anybody who said a year : ago,
we win nave tne boys out 01 tne
trenches by next Christmas," would
have been considered crazy. ;
When the high and mighty junkers
were figuring on eating Christmas
dinner in Paris, they considered the
president of the United States a
While they cannot tell us the exact
number of names on the Red Cross
Christmas roll call,, the leaders of the
drive are able to announce that old
Marion again has gone over the top.
There is a strong suspicion that a
majority of the ballots for the ten ten-mill
mill ten-mill school tax were cast '-by voters
who pay no taxes jxt their poll
taxes. '- r ',
When the boys who have been
thru the flame of battle come home,
the welcome they will meet can only
be exceeded by that they will receive
when they ) enter the kingdom of
heaven. ." ',
In spite of the bad' feather, Ocala's
Christmas trade 1ms. 'been very good.
Tfce high price of everything has not
"deterred the people from buying
Walter Hines Page, recently am ambassador
bassador ambassador to Biitain, died the other
day in Pinehurst, N. C, where he was
sp ending the winter. Mr. Page re resigned
signed resigned his post as ambassador on ac account
count account of his failing health.
There is a great contrast between
the Ocala of last Christmas and the
Ocala V of today.'. Then we were
laughing at each : other with the grim
gayety of determination. Today we
can smile at each other with the
ch?erfuTness of accomplishment.
There is a saying generally "much
quoted about this time of year. It
is "Glory to God in the highest, and
on earth peace, good will toward
men." Today is a good time for al
men and women to take the verse as
a 'text and preach and practice the
sermon to a logical end. It will take
them always. ?
Christmas this year, says the Lit
erary Digest, has a significance all its
own. Some G27 years ago the Latin
kingdom of Jerusalem ; wa3 over
whelmed by the Moslems, and : since
that time the holy places .dear to
Christian hearts have been' in alien
hands. This year a Christian power
is once more in possession, Bethle
hem, Jerusalem and Nazareth are
freed from an oppressive yoke, and,
for the first time in centuries, the
glad tidings of peace and, good will
among men will ring out with a real reality
ity reality that has long "been lacking. So,
when our thoughts turn to Bethle Bethlehem
hem Bethlehem the carols of Yule take ori an
added charm. ;
The Ocala Star tells us to put the
"fact that all else being submerged
but the island of Marion, its dwellers
could grow and get fat," in our "pipe
and smoke it." Sounds sorter like a
"pipe dream," doesn't it? Tampa
' If you really think it is a pipe
dream, come up here for a week's
visit ancl we will wake you up. Ocala
Better add Alachua county to be
perfectly safe. Gainesville Sun.
Sure, we always want Alachua, and
Putnam and Lake, and Citrus; in
fact, all Florida this side of the Su Su-wanee.
wanee. Su-wanee. We was only talking about
what we could do; not what we want wanted
ed wanted to do.
Mr. John F. Parker and his son
James cf Leroy were in town Tues Tuesday.
day. Tuesday. Mr. Parker has been informed
by the war department that his son,
Private Wm D. Parker, with an in infantry
fantry infantry regiment in France was
slightly wounded Oct. 18. Mr. Par Parker
ker Parker says that while he is' sorry the
boy was wounded, he is mighty glad
he was there helping make the world
safe for democracy.
When the peace conference meets,
the Germans are going to find that
what they measured unto theRu
sians at BrestLitovsk will be meted
unto them again, heaped up, pressed
down and running over. They .w6n't
even be allowed in ; the conference
room until they are led in to sign the
documents that the Allies have drawn
P. r .; ;
This county has risen to every war
work task put upon it this year with
the exception of its quota of war sav savings
ings savings stamps. This it has failed in
because it was a task beyond reason.
A t hundred thousand dollars would
have been about the amount that the
county could have taken. Over half
a million was beyond our strength.
t In the old days, when Germany
Worshiped St. Nick she was lovable.
In the fifty years in which she learn learned
ed learned to worship Old Nick, she" became
horrible. Let us hope that' the spirit
of St. Nicholas shall enter into her
little children, so that fifty, years
from now she may become lovable
again. w '-,.-v'
3 V ;;
Some time next ye.T, unless some something
thing something unforeseen happens, Admiral
Eeatty with a large squadron of
British warships and Marshal Foch
with a number of other distinguished
French officers will visit America.
THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS
From the walls of yon cathedral
Comes a sweet celestial chiming,
Comes a rythmic rhyming, rhyming,
n tne air me Lnristmas spini
ills my heart with fervent feeling
And a longing stealing, stealing,
Leads me to the crowded door. ;
There within the old cathedral
Mid the tapers golden glowing
Mid the incense flowing, flowing:
There I kneel in contemplation
Of the Lord we all adore ;
There I kneel in adoration
Of the Lord we all adore.
Now I turn my footsteps homeward,
For a voice is gently calling,'
5 l e in f.n:
aiu u me snuwiiaK.es .xuiiing, xaiiing,
Tis the voice of those who love me;
Never ceasing, ne'er ignoring,
Mid the yule logs roaring, roaring.
With a love that's born today.
There I find that smiles await me; -There
I find the tender greeting,
And the time is fleeting, fleeting,
While 1 warm m meditation
Of the joyous Christmas day;
While I warm in exultation
Of the merry Christmas day.
L. H. C, '09.
Mt. St. Mary's, Christmas 1907.
WHAT CHRISTMAS SHOULD
; STAND FOR THIS YEAR
Careful conservation of candy.
Help for hapless humanity.
Restraint of reckless rioting.
ncreased interest in individuals.
Sacrifice for soldiers and sailors.
Making miserable mortals merry.
Answering all appeals for aid.'
Sending someone something sensible
For exrtcrt niarm inner rtrinne 427 I
A COMIC INCIDENT IN "OH, BABY," WHICH WILL BE SEEN AT
THE TEMPLE THEATER NEXT MONDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 30?
A star shone down on Bethlehem
Tosay, "From this low manger-stall
A boy shall go into the world j
He shall make wars and angers cease :
And bring the troubled nations peace."
A star in many a window hangs
This Christmas day to say again:
"From this small house a boy goes
To bring once more good will to
Even if he die. no life can cease
That drives the troubled world to j
Akin to Bethlehem's each bright
And silent service star tonight.
Mary Carolyn Davies
in Cosmopolitan Cosmopolitan-OX
OX Cosmopolitan-OX CHRISTMAS DAY
On Christmas day the tots will prance
About the house, and laugh and dance
And shout and sing, until the place
Shall seem a fairyland, where grace
And joy are mingled in romance.
And neither time nor circumstance
Will have the slightest sort of chance
To mar their pleasures as they race
On Christmas day.
But, boy, while I may often glance
On each ecstatic countenance,
And while each little one's embrace
May bring the sunshine in my face,
My heart will be with you in France
On Christmas day.
Ralph M. Thomson.
A MANGER SONG
(By Eleanor Farjeon)
Whence got ye your soft, soft eyes of
the mother, O soft-eyed cow?
We saw the Mother of mothers bring
forth, and that was how.
We sheltered her that was shelterless
for a little while,
We watched the milking Babe at her
breast, and we saw her smile.
Even as she lay upon the straw, and
even as we
Took her sleep in the dark of the
manger unf retfully.
And, when the dawn of the strange
' new star discovered her thus,
The ray that was destined ,f or her and
for Him fell also on us;
The light passed into her eyes and
ours, and full in its flood
We were first to behold the first
mothering look of the Mother
Blessed are the poor in spirit: for
'theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are they that mourn: for
they shall be comforted.
Blessed are the meek: for they
shall inherit the earth.
Blessed are they which do hunger
and thirst after righteousness: for
they shall be filled.
Blessed are the merciful: for they
shall obtain mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart: for
they shall see God..
Blessed are the peacemakers: for
they shall be called the children of
Blessed are they which are perse persecuted
cuted persecuted for righteousness sake: for
theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
This is the time of year to bright
VA jrVVk, JX. Vllllk)UOl Tl W Ul u in voi-
j tiori to give you attractive figures
j for interior and exterior decora tfons.
tf SWAIM SIGN SYSTEM.
As usual Gerig's Drug tSore is dis displaying
playing displaying a very complete line of Ivory
Pyralin ware. tf
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Generators, Carburetors or
Any Make 4-6-8 Cylinder
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To My Friends and Patrons:
I can assure you that OH, BABY" Is one of the biggest and most
meritorious musical attractions ever booked in Ocala.
: y E. C Bennett
Manager Temple Theater
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DREADED ENEMY OF AVIATOR
Most Expert Airman, Caught in Fog,
Is PracticaHy at Mercy of
Nothing connected with the history
of aviation is more remarkable than
the way in which the weather difficul difficulties
ties difficulties and dangers of a few years ago
have been reduced to the level of
minor inconveniences by the Increased
skill of aviators and especially by im improvements
provements improvements In airplanes. It is hardly
an exaggeration to say that at the
present time the only serious outstand
ing meteorological problem of the avi-'
ator is fog. ;
There is no means of keeping one's
bearings when flying in or over a
fog, and the same is, of course, true
of low-lying clouds. The compass
tells which way the machine Is point
ing at any moment, but not the di-J
rection in which it is flying, except
when traveling exactly with or
against the wind. There ar& no land landmarks
marks landmarks in the air. .Even more serious
Is the problem of landing in a fog.
The chances are always considerable
of, striking dangerous obstacles such
as trees," buildings, or telegraph wires,
or of, alighting in bodies of water,
swamps, etc. Moreover, as ope vet veteran,
eran, veteran, flyer has stated, "what is dis distressing
tressing distressing to the airmen In fog Is the
impossibility of knowing whether he
be slightly climbing or slightly de descending
scending descending full tilt Into hills, trees or
houses without time to save the situ situation.'
ation.' situation.' PUT "BAD LUCK" IN DISCARD
When the Game of Life Is Analyzed,
There Is No Such Thing to
There Is no such thing as "bad
luck." The belief In It is a gross su superstition.
perstition. superstition. It Is claimed that there I
a lot of luck In poker. My observa observation
tion observation has been that the man who wins
at poker consistently is merely the
best player of poker. There are some
who have -a "run of luck." But if
the "run" lasts three minutes the op opposite
posite opposite "run" generally lasts equally
long. If the good luck holds, tip for a
year, the bad luck appears during the
next year. Any habitual card-player,
unless he is a very poor player or
an unusually good one, will tell you
that his winnings and losses Just
In poker, as in life, the final deter determining
mining determining factor is skill, knowledge of
the game, patience, taking advantage
of opportunities. If you hav a pre premonition
monition premonition that you are going to fall
In an undertaking you are promising
yourself disaster In advance, you are
merely saying. to yourself: "I know
I am not equal to that, m fall down
on it, sure." Dismiss the premonition.
Throw away the "charms' and talis talismans.
mans. talismans. Get on the job. James Hay,
Jr., in McClure's Magazine.
Sign of Coincidence.
Some folk are plastered with gobs
of hard luck, others have It suddenly
thrust npon them, but to have it star staring
ing staring one in the face is enough to get
anyone's "nanny." That is what hap happened
pened happened to a joyrider on the outskirts of
the city last evening.- He was bowl bowling
ing bowling along, with a heavy foot on the
gas,' when suddenly there was a loud
report like that of a French .75 and the
flivver came to a standstill.; The chauf chauffeur
feur chauffeur muttered something, then jumped
out to learn which tire had blown out.
Before he had done so there was a
merry chuckle from the young woman
seated In the automobile. She pointed
a finger at a sign on the front "of the
building where they had c .me to a
standstill. "Look, Billy," she called
to him. The sign read, "William Hard Hard-luckt,
luckt, Hard-luckt, carpenter." What Billy thought
he said aloud and the maid held her
'ears so as to avoid registering his temperament.-
New York Sun.
Girl wanted at Music Store. 14-tf
A large line of Thermos bottles,
pints, quarts and carafes. We always
keep a supply of fillers for air sizes.
The Court Pharmacy. 13-tf
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Chevrolet "Four-Ninety1'- Touring
Sgr A Chevrolet "Four-Ninety" Touring
jxjr car is a profitable investment for it V-
jVw yields substantial dividends in efc-
Nr y ieni service. yln
jSf It is a safe investment for the ex- w
IRj cellence of its construction protects W
Ifcj its utility. Ka
IK3 It is an attractive investment for ; V Rll
I to the body has a beauty and richness of tq
IW finish quite unusual with cars of its Kj
VCl It is an economical investment for. rOf
its first cost is modest and its upkeep fiy
l Ocala IronlWorks Garage M
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GIVE THANKS ;
,TO THE LORD
And Your Country For the Glory
of Our Arms by Buying War Sav
ings Stamps This Month. 5
OCALA ECE & PACKING
BU MLAf BAGS
Bought and Sold.
Wc Pay the Highest Cash Prices.
Write for Prices, to
TAMPA BAG COMPANY
POSTOFFICE BOX 592 Long Distance Phone 4475
WHITE STAR LINE
r v -Long
"King Solcvaan was
some poultry fancier
IF HE WAS LIVING TODAY"
HE'D GO BUGS OVER.
PLUS WAR TAX
Car, 5850. D"red at Ocala.
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OCALA EVENING STAR, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 25, 1918
A. E. GERIG
CCInrMT A f-v r.
All lands oi
OCALA SEED STORE :
Make mother and
father real happy for
X-mas by having their
eyes properly fitted. ;
Dr. K. J. Weihe
ih Weihe Co., Jewelers, Ocala. Fla.
We dispense none but
pure drugs in our pre-
scnption work. Ask
kltfr ntiil DiiAmnl CamiIaa m
aauty auu 1 1 uuiit jci wive
OURT PHARMACY ?
SAIXFISM !: J
ECT FROM THE FISHING
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3LTCIOUS fresh caught SALTED
I, direct to the consumer by pre-
parpel post or express, 15 pounds
2. Barrel shipments a specialty.
T: GEORGE CO. INC.
JT. GEORGE ON THE GULF,
P. O. Apalachicola. Florida.
- AND BUILDER
Ireful Estimates made on all Con Con-p
p Con-p work. Gives More and Better
x for the Money than any other
factor in the city.
PHONES 47. 104. SOS
tATES Twenty-five wOrds
less one time 25 cents;
ree times 50 cents; six
mes 75 cents. Over twen-
-five words, and under fif-
double above rate.
us rate isior consecutive
sertions. Special rate by
be month. Try them out.
in, asplendid selection of ladies'
hery (Crane's and Montag's) in
it variety of tints, at the Court
OCALA SOCIAL AFFA1I1S
If You Have Any Items for this De Department,
partment, Department, Please Phone to Five
Double-One or Two-Seven
Christmas in the Heart
Have you Christmas as't may be
Christmas in the heart for me!
All the old, sweet, mellow feeling
Of the season through" you stealing,
Softening down the hardened crust
Of this struggle to the dust;
Lifting up the soul to light
Of those stars that thru the night
Of that anxious journey shone
O'er that humble manger-throne.
Christmas in the heart that glows
With the gladness life best knows
When in word and deed and thought
Christmas to the world is brought
As a festival that gleams
Not alone in childhood dreams
But through all the ways of men,
Till the old turn young again,
And in sweetness, love reborn,
Sings triumphant of the morn.
Dust and darkness, grief and tears,
bnadows oi the gruelling years,
Blood and hattlp Rnnc nnH cicria
But at last the Christmas skies -Glowing
with the peace of things,
And the sound of spirit wings
friuttermc at the cat.ps of ttmo
Till the church bells swing and chime,
AS tne neart does, ko the. sr.ncr
Of immortal love made strong
in tne nearts of men that, fool
Christmas o'er the spirit steal.
I he iJentztown Bard.
Miss Dixonia Roberts is home from
Tallahassee for Christmas.
Mrs. C. W. Hunter is un and out
again after a tussle with the flu.
Little Miss Mary. Lena Hayes, who
has been very ill, is much better. ;
Mr. and Mrs. Claude Nelson are
here from Jacksonville for Christmas.
Miss Carrie Barco is soendin?
Christmas at her home at Cotton
Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Ditto, have re
turned from a brief visit to St. Pe Petersburg.
tersburg. Petersburg. ,.. v-b
Mrs. J. Y. Purvis is spending sev
eral days in Fernandina, the guest
of her mother. v r
Mrs. M. E. Ervin came up from St.
Petersburg yesterday to spend Christ Christmas
mas Christmas at her home here.
,- ; i
Rev. and Mrs. Wm. H. Wrighton
are the dinner guests today of Mr.
and Mrs. E. O. Peeples.
Mr. J. M. Akin of Barnesville, Ga.,
expects to spend the early part of
the new year with his son in this city.
, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Drake have
gone to St. Petersburg, to visit their
son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and
Mrs.'C. L. Fox.
Ivjiss, Emma Glynn Alexander will
arrive in the city vtomorow from
Knoxville, Tenn., and will be the
guest of Miss Irene Tompkins.
--""" ; i' --.
- Mrs. M. J. Sherouse, Mrs. Ernest
Blair, Misses Donnie and Willie Proc Proctor
tor Proctor and Mr. Hall Hinkle are spending
Christmas at the Proctor home at Eu Eureka.
4 Miss Pearl Fausett ; will leave to-!
morrow for Irvine, ; where she will
join a house party given by Miss
Mamie Fant during the Christmas
Among the pleasant visitors to the
Star yesterday were our young sol soldier
dier soldier friend, Alex Woods, his charm charming
ing charming wife and pretty little sister, Miss
Brent Woods. : ..'
Mrs. Christian Ax has returned
from Baltimore, accompanied by her
bright and charming daughter, Miss
Adela, who the whole town misses
when she is away.
Miss Myrtle Brinson will go to
Irvine tomorrow and will be one of
a number of young ladies in a pleas pleasant
ant pleasant house party given by Miss Mamie
Fant at that place.
;. l v
' .Miss Camille Glenn of Knoxville,
Tenn., will arrive tomorrow for a
visit to her friend, Miss Isabel Davis.
The two young ladies are classmates
at. Southern College.
Mrs. H. S. Chambers, who is attend attending
ing attending business college in Jacksonville,
arrived -yesterday afternoon to spend
Christmas with her husband and lit lit-tUi
tUi lit-tUi boy at their home at Oklawaha.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Akin are en entertaining
tertaining entertaining today Mr. Akin'g sister,
Mrs. W. E. Worsham and daughter,
Mattie Lou of Macon, Ga, They will
leave tomorrow for Bradentown and
will stop in Ocala again on their re return
turn return home.
( Concluded on Fourth Page)
The nicest line of Holiday Station
ery that we have ever shown is how
at your disposal at Gerigs Drug
We are showing a most attractive
line of !"Little Gifts." Be sure and see
them before purchasing. A. E. Gerig,
THE SPECIALTY SHOP. tf
Drop in and examine our stock of
Holiday Perfumes. Gerig's Drug
By AGNE8 G. BROGAN.
The face of James Rogers turned
an angry purple, as he read the fear fearless
less fearless and caustic criticism of Jils own
great manufactory. How dare the
press print such an article, and who
had been their secret Investigator?
Here, now, upon his return from a
much needed rest, the proprietor of
Rogers "Ready to Wear Industries'
was greeted in black print by a daring
exposure of bad conditions said to
ext in his own great plant The
condemning article appearing under
the ; heading of 'City Notes, wfes
signed by the well-known writer of
terse editorials Daniel Wells.
Even without his bold signature the
brief written sentences of Daniel Wells
were unmistakable, with a call and
conviction all their own. James Rog Rogers
ers Rogers decided furiously to call up Wil Williams
liams Williams of the Press and inquire into the
matter, a prompt contradiction must be
demanded. But irresolutely the old
man's hand rested upon the telephone.
! Would Daniel Wells brook contradic contradiction?
tion? contradiction? His assertions were backed with
proof. Rogers rang for his son In Instead,
stead, Instead, and presently Jim, happy-eyed
and smiling, entered his father's pres presence.
ence. presence. "Well, dad? he cheerfully inquired
The older man thrust the day's pa paper
per paper before him. "Read that, he said
Jim, with a serious nod, dismissed
the article. "I have read It, he re replied.
plied. replied. "The worst feature of the case
is the truth of the statement. t
"Truth James Rogers wheeled
about toward his son. "What would
you have for factory workers, glass
sun rooms to sew in, or afternoon
tea served in, the work room? These
new health notions make me sick Col College,
lege, College, I suppose, has imbued you with
v the same Ideas. Well, the place has
run along pretty well during the past,
and I guess it win In the future. The
question is, you're manager here now,
he tapped the written article, "What
are you going to do about this?"
His son sank easily into a chair.
"Benefit by it, dad," he answered
The old man's eyes bulged "What?
"Benefit by It, young Jim repeated,
"cut out the things disapproved and
begin a new order."
The father stared at his son as
though i he were a stranger. "May I
ask, he said sarcastically, "what has
made you so agreeable to a new order
of things'?' Do you realize that It would
entail the expenditure of large sums
of money my money- which later will
all be yours? That it would lessen ma materially
terially materially the profits of our business?"
Young Jim Came close and looked
frankly back Into his father's face.
"Yes, I'll tell you what has changed my
point of view, dad," he replied. "It's
a girl just a little brave, sweet sort
of a girl, working here in your fac factory.
tory. factory. She has talked to me about it
"During working hours?" his father
Jim shook his head.;' ."No," he said;
"there was no time then. It was as I
walked home with her evenings, that
she brought me to see things as they
are, and as they should be."
James Rogers jumped furiously to
his feet. "You dare to tell me that
you have been walking home nights
with one of your father's factory
girls The millionaire choked. There
was a significant pause. "I have also
asked her to marry me," young Jim
, James Rogers turned and pressed
an electric button. 4"We vwill settle
this foolishness here and now," he
muttered. "What Is the name of this
girl?" .V;-'..r ...
Jim's face flushed. "Joan," he spoke
the name gently., "Joan Graves."
When the office door opened, a girl
stood for a moment framed In the ma mahogany
hogany mahogany casing, then swiftly she came
and waited, before the two men. She
was a little girl, as Jim had said, her
blue eyes unafraid.
"You sent for me?" she asked.
' "To tell you," he burst out, "that
your services here are no longer re required.
quired. required. And to impress upon you the
fact that any silly affair between you
and my son will mean his prompt dis dismissal
missal dismissal from my family. Neither now
nor at any time maV he expect any any-thing
thing any-thing from me .or mine, unless abso absolutely
lutely absolutely and finally you agree to give him
up. '. ; ;:v.';
"I do not know how much trouble
your agitating remarks may have
caused among the workers, but hence,
forth it will be useless for you to seek
employment In any of our stores. As
,far as we are concerned, you shall be
"I am afraid, said the girl,' her
voice was low, "that will not be pos possible.
sible. possible. Because" withquick concern
in her face she went over to the young younger
er younger man. "Jim," she murmured, "for "forgive
give "forgive me, dear, for deceiving even you.
Because, Mr. Rogers," she continued,
"I have merely been working here as
an inspector among your people. The
deplorable wrongs I have found must
be righ'ted." She smiled a sudden
transforming smile. "You, and Jim,
I am sure, are going to help me right
"An Inspector," James Rogers re repeated,
peated, repeated, "do you mean to say that you
were sent to Investigate my factories
by Williams of the Press r
The girl crept close to young Jim's
side. "Why, no," she said, and laugh laughed
ed laughed softly, "I came myself. My pen
name Is Daniel Wells."
(Copyright, 1918, by the Western Kewspa
. per Union.)
MERELY COUSINS OF CHRIST
Explanation of Biblical Passages That
Seem to Say the Redeemer Had
, Brothers and Sisters. ;
To judge from the passages Matthew
12 :44, 46 ; 13 :55, 56 ; Luke 7 :19 ; St.
John 7:3, 5, 10, Christ undoubtedly had
brothers and sisters. These passages,
are, however contradicted by others,
from which we learn that the pretend pretended
ed pretended brothers of Christ were only his
cousins. Thus, according to Luke
6:15, and John 19:25, James was the
son of one Alpheus, or Cleophas, and
Mary, the Virgin's sister. From Mat Matthew
thew Matthew 27:55, and Mark 15:40, we learn
that Joses, or Joseph, was James'
brother, and ", according to, Luke
8 :16, was also Jude. In other pas passages
sages passages the fourth pretended brother of
Christ is designated by the Jews as
the brother of James, Jude and Joses.
It Is also claimed. In explanation of
this theological puzzle, that the Jews
were wont, to apply the term brother
to cousins, ; to relatives in collateral
line, and even to mere friends (Gene (Genesis
sis (Genesis 12:14-29). The view that the
above-mentioned personages were but
Christ's cousins, and not his brothers,
is held by Tertulllan, Origen, Ambrosi Ambrosi-us,
us, Ambrosi-us, Irenaeus and, in fact, by all the
Catholic church;- also prominent
protestants (Grotlus, Calvin, etc)
share in it.
QUIT M IF YOUR
- mmm badly
Take toblcrooe&iU of Calts if Eaci
hurtj or iladdtr bothers Driak
v lots of water.
We are a nation of meat' eaters and
our blood is filled with urie acid, aays
weD-kncrwn Jiathority, who warns us to
be constantly on guard against kidney
' The kidneys do their utmost to free
the blood of this irritating acid, but
become weak from the overwork; they
get sluggish; the eliminative tissues clog
and thus the waste is retained in the
blood to poison the entire system.
When your kidneys ache and feel like
lumps of lead, and you have stinging
pains in' the hack or the urine is eloudy,
full of sediment, or the bladder is irri irritable,
table, irritable, obliging you to seek relief during
the night; when Vou have severe head headaches,
aches, headaches, nervous and dizzy spells, sleepless sleeplessness,
ness, sleeplessness, acid stomach or rheumatism in bad
weather, get from your pharmacist about
four ounces of Jad Salts; take a
tableepoonfal in a glass of water before
breakfast each morning and in a few
days your kidneys will act fine. This
famous salts is made from the acid of
grapes and lemon juice, combined with
lithia, and has been used for generations
to flush and stimulate clogged kidneys,
to neutralize the acids in urine so it it
no, longer a source of irritation, th"
ending urinary and bladder disorders.
Jad Salts is inexpensive and cannot
injure; makes a delightful effervescent
lithia-water drink, and nobody can make
a mistake by taking r little occasionally
to keep the kidneys clean ad active.
Pineapple variety of citrus only,
budded on sour stocks. Not less than
one hundred sold. P. H. Nugent, tf
MAKE THIS A HOTPOINT XMAS!
What more useful, as well as ornamental Christmas present can you
think of than a pretty
for a friend. We have many articles, such as Toasters, Ovenettes,
Percolators, Grills, Lamps, Fans, Immersion Heaters, "Comfo" Pads,
Sewing Machine Motors and Electrical Decorations f ot the Christmas
Tree. And the prices are remarkably reasonable.
Plumbing and Electrical Contractor
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A Full Line of Resnor and Hot Spot Heaters.
Let Us Demonstrate These To You.
FLORIDA UTflUTIES CO.
Harrington Block, Fort King Ave.
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when our agent calls. This
will help 'both yourself and
us. THANKS!; 1
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As your Christmas gift to yourself or
friends?. You can obtain all sizes here.
And getting them here means getting
the best there is at prices from which
extravagant profits have been elimi eliminated.
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107 Oklawaha Avenue
OCALA. EVENING STAR, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 25, 1918
Everybody is so good the policemen
are afraid of losing their jobs. The
bastille is empty and a spider is
weaving a web on the jail door.
The sidewalks on Fort King avenue
from Osceola tjo Watula are so bad
in places that we have seen many
people during the recent rains take
the middle of the street.
Nothing nicer than a Kodak for a
Christmas present. Gerig sells them.
We are indebted to Mr. John F.
Parker of Cotton Plant for a quart
of his fine, homemade syrup. It is
as clear as a bell and its sweetness
would make a honeybee turn green
Get a few of those Raphael Tuck
Christmas Cards at Gerig's Drug
Private John L. Whitfield is home
from Camp McClellan for a Christ Christmas
mas Christmas furlough. Mr. Whitfield, who
lives out on the Anthony road, and
was in the employ of Mclver & Mac Mac-Kay
Kay Mac-Kay before going in the army, went
to training camp June 26.
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
We find another Ocala boy, whose
name belongs on, the Marion county
service list. It is Alex Woods, who
went to Black Point in June, 1916,
with Company A, but was there
transferred into the Plant City com company,
pany, company, which he accompanied to Camp
Wheeler, where he was again trans transferred
ferred transferred into the quartermaster's' de department.
It is pleasant for shoppers from
down south on the A. C. L. to ride,
right thru town to the union station
and then walk or pay hack fare half
& mile back up again. Consequently
some keep on riding, until they reach
Gainesville or Jacksonville and some
ride the other way to Leesburg. That
union station is the worst lemon
Ocala ever picked. v
'The most complete line of proprie proprie-'tary
'tary proprie-'tary remedies in Central Florida is
always to be found here. T dings &
Co., druggists. Phone 30. tf
The American Thread Company
must be a good firm for a good man
to work for. Mr. J.(W. Hill, who rep represents
resents represents it in this territory, received
from his employers this morning a
big, fat, juicy check as a bonus' for
his work for the last six months This
is the second bonus he has earned
this year, and they aggregate over
. Before the next rain, we hope the
street department will run a dredge dredge-boat
boat dredge-boat up the west side of Main street,
next to the postoffice, thus allowing
an unrestricted flow 'of the water
that comes down the gutter f rom the
public square. At present, one can
cross over from the express office to
the postoffice, or vice versa, very well
if one has an auto, a boat or an air airplane,
plane, airplane, but a person on foot who can't
swim' is in a bad fix.
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
The friends of that extra-clever
young man, Joe Borden, will be glad
to know that he is now an ensign. He
graduated with that rank at the of officers'
ficers' officers' material school Dec. 18, and
his friends here hope he will soon be
given a furlough, as he has been
away a year and a half, P, S. Joe
has just come in, looking like a
million dollars in his natty navy uni uniform,
form, uniform, and almost as glad to see his
friends as they are to see him.
The reason why about half our sub subscribers
scribers subscribers in the and second, wards
did noty receive their papers last
night is that' it rained, and the two
future citizens and defenders of their
country who were officiating as car carrier
rier carrier boys were afraid they would
melt, so they went home, taking their
papers with. them. If they had tele telephoned
phoned telephoned their resignations to the of office
fice office we would soon have found some
real boys to deliver the papers, but
as it was we knew nothing of it un until
til until this morning. The regular car carrier
rier carrier in the second ward, Claud Bar Bar-nett,
nett, Bar-nett, who we always find reliable,
took an- evening off yesterday, and it
was his substitute who fell down.
W. K. Lane, M. D Physician and
Surgeon, specialist Eye, Ear, Nose and
t Throat, Law Library Building, Ocala,
WOODMEN OF THE WORLD
Fort King Camp No. 14 meets at
K. of P. hall at 7:30 p. m." every sec secondhand
ondhand secondhand fourth Friday. Viisting sov sovereigns
ereigns sovereigns are always welcome.
P. W. Whitesides, C. C.
Chas. K. Sage, Clerk.
ORDER OF EASTERN STAR
Ocala Chapter No. 29, O. E. S.f
meets at Yonge's hall the second and j
fourth Thursday evenings of each
month at -7:30 o'clock.
Mrs. Alice Yonce, W. M.
v lira. Susan Cook, Secretary.
"It's hard not to be a snob," said Mrs.
"What's a snob?" asked Miss Jersey
"Ah, a snob my dear," said Mrs. Jersey,-
chewing her cud slowly, and look looking
ing looking at Miss Jersey out of big brown
eyes. Is a person or a creature who
thinks she is better than her neighbor
in fact almost better than anyone
, "Dear me," said Miss Jersey, as she
moved herself a little on her bed of
cork which she thought was very com comfortable,
fortable, comfortable, "and so you think you are bet better
ter better than I amf,
"Not a bit of it," said Mrs. Jersey,
chewing a little faster.
'"But you. said so," persisted Miss
Jersey. Tm a neighbor of yours.
"Oh, that doesn't mean us it means
semetimes a creature thinks she Is bet
ter than her neighbor. A snob Is some someone
one someone who thinks she is very superior
and grand. And she won't bother to
speak to those she thinks are beneath
"Such as worms, for example, said
"You are very exact, Miss Jersey,
but I really think it's too much trou trouble
ble trouble for me to tell you any more about
being a snob and what It means, for
it takes my time away from chewing
so much, and also It makes me think
a little. I hate to think.
"So do L" said Miss Jersey, "but you
must tell me if you think yon are su superior
perior superior to me or to someone else.
hl will do that, said Mrs. Jersey,
"and then yon will understand what a
"Continue, said Miss Jersey.
"You see, said Mrs. Jersey, and Miss
Jersey interrupted her.
"I see all right but I don't bother
to think much about what I see. Do
I have to think what you are going to
show me?" v
"No, said Mrs. Jersey, in a lazy,
drawling voice, "I simply said, !You
see, as one who says, 'You know.
"Oh, a great relief, said Miss Jer Jersey.
sey. Jersey. V'-,' '"- ...
"You know, commenced Mrs. Jersey,
"that other cows aren't treated as we
are. They have happy, country homes,
but we belong to a very rich man and
"he is doing most amazing things to his
cows. He is making us live in luxury,
not mud or grass or in ordinary
"Just the way we're living,' said
Miss Jersey. "It's delightful. But
"Where There Are Really Poor Farm-
. v ere."
tell me about the other life, she added.
"I was born in these rich surround surroundings."
ings." surroundings." ;. ','. : .'. '.-.
"We have here, as you know, a sta stable
ble stable made of marble. It's very grand.
We have ventilators to give us good
air and to take out bad air. We have
fine heat when it's cold in the winter,
and this stable is cooled In the sum summer
mer summer and we have very fine grass, espe especially
cially especially grown for us. We have nice clo clover,
ver, clover, too.
"You know we each have our own
porcelain, drinking trough and place
for food. And our beds are of smooth
cork, and not like the ordinary floor of
a barn. k-
"We have beautifully painted build buildings,
ings, buildings, and wonderful woodwork, and we
have our 'rooms' thoroughly cleaned
by a hose each day.
"We are rich and aristocratic cows,
we are very fine and healthy and we
even have our hay cared for in a spe special
cial special barn so it will be In good condi condition
tion condition when it is given to us."
"There really would be no excuse for
us if we weren't healthy," said Miss
Jersey, "If we are treated In this man manner,
ner, manner, and your description of the way
we have everything done for us is
quite, quite true."
"Do you wonder I feel snobbish and
superior sometimes 7" asked Mrs. Jer Jersey.
"Well 1 must say, I wouldn't feel
that way if I were you. All these rich riches
es riches were just handed to you and you're
not responsible for being a fine cow
it's because of the care and money
which have been spent on you. And
how often I wish that I knew what It
was like in the world where there are
really poor farmers who milk us them themselves,
selves, themselves, and who do what they can for
"In short, continued Miss Jersey, I
think It's often very tiresome to be rich
and fine. I wish I were dirty and poor
once in awhile and had to hunt a little
for my food. Instead of having the best
of it around me all the time."
"Dear me, said Mrs. Jersey, "you
most certainly are not a snob, and real really
ly really I admire you, for it's very hard to
keep such Ideas when you live In the
richest cow stable in the country P
(Continued from Third Page)
Mr. R. R. Conwell arrived from
Jacksonville last night for a Christ Christmas
mas Christmas visit to his sister, Mrs. J. W.
Miss Ruby Farris is here from At Atlanta,
lanta, Atlanta, the guest of her sister, Mrs.
A beautiful, sacred and impressive
service was held at the Episcopal
church this morning at 7 o'clock. The
church was very lovely in its Christ Christmas
mas Christmas decorations.
Paymaster C. W. Long, of "the U. S.
navy, with headquarters at Norfolk,
arrived last night to spend the holi holidays
days holidays with his wife and her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Little.
Mr. and Mrs, R. A. Burford are
enjoying a Christmas visit from their
niece, Mrs. Agnes Burford Cade of
Washington, Ga., and her father, Mr.
Lowe Burf ord, of Troy, Ala.
he numerous friends of Mr. and
Mrs. William Richie' will be grieved
to learn that Mr. Richie continues
critically ill with double pneumonia.
A letter received by friends in this
city this morning says two trained
nurses are employed, and every effort
possible is being made for his recov recovery.
ery. recovery. In this affliction Mr. and Mrs.
Richie have the sympathy of all.
This afternoon two of our sweetest
girls and best musicians, Miss Gladys
Martin and Miss Marguerite Porter,
gave a deiigntiui nour or song to the
girls at the industrial school, and to
the inmates of the jail. They gave
a varied program of Christmas songs
and popular vaudeville airs, classic
and folk songs, playing the piano,
violin and Hawaiian guitar, and mak making
ing making a "Merry Christmas" for all who
This evening, the, school children
will gather at the home of Miss Por Porter,
ter, Porter, musical director of the school
music and carry out the beautiful old
custom Of singing from house to
house the story of the Christ child as
told in the carols. This in a way
will compensate for the Christmas
community singing which the health
authorities thought best to havu
called off, as it was an indoor affair.
All the. town will enjoy this beautiful
Either the supply house or the ex express
press express company threw the Temple
down yesterday, for its reels failed to
arrive, and a lot of people missed
their favorite evening amusement.
The picture for this evening is "The
Biggest Show on Earth' and as that
smart and pretty actress, Enid Ben.,
nett, has the stellar role, it is bound
to be good. That inimitable movie
genius Claries Ray, will appear to tomorrow
morrow tomorrow in "A Nine O'clock Town."
One of the most pleasant of Christ Christmas
mas Christmas parties was that given by Miss
Marguerite Porter to the crippled
children at the hospital. The pretty
tree, set up in the living room of her
home, was filled with gifts, by many
friends who found the true Christmas
happiness in adding to the joy oi
these little unfortunates. There were
tos and candies and Santa Claus,
beside the more substantial .things
which will serve them well. It was
hard to tell what gave most pleasure,
the tree with its bright glimmering
tapers, the. gifts, the ice cream ov
Miss Porter with her guitar singing
Christmas carols. Altogether the lit little
tle little party embodied the real Christ Christmas
mas Christmas ideal. Mayor Chace brought the
little folk down'from the hospital in
his automobile,, giving them a Christ Christmas
mas Christmas ride.
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 SIM SIMILAR
ILAR SIMILAR LOCAL NEEDS
LOST At Martel, white and brown
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
LOST Saturday evening, sterling
silved chased "Eversharp" pencil.
Thought to have been lost at band
concert. Suitable reward for return
to Star office or to Miss Catherine
LOST Dec. 21st, lady's small, round
pin or brooch; white onyx, with small
red stone in center; black enamel
border. Suitable reward will be paid
for its return to the Star office. 23-8t
WANTED High school boy or "girl
to take orders for military cans, worn
by boys or girls. Retails for 75 cents.
Will send sample cap to responsible
party. State school colors. Joe Jacobs
Lo.t 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. 20-6t
FOR SALE A good 1915 model Ford
touring car. Apply to L. E. Yonce 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 reasonable.
onable. reasonable. 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. Te Court
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
suing year, and the transaction oi
such other business as may legally
come before the said meeting.
23-tf v Roger Dodd," Cashier.
MIRIAM sREBEK AH 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 aft 7:30 o'clock.
Claire Moremen, N. G.
Eloise Bouvier, Secretary.
MARION-DUNN MASONIC LODGE
Marion-Dunn Lodge No. 19, F. & A.
M., 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. M. CHAPTER NO. 13
Regular convocations of the Ocala
Chapter No. 13, R. A. M., on the first
Friday in every month at 7:30 p. m.
J. Al 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
nings in each month. Visiting breth
ren always welcome. Club house oppo
site postoffice, east side.
( a 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. 6 S.
Why Worry Over Your
- 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
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. Ocala, Florida.-
IVIEAT and JPOHJULXR.!
We are prepared to furnish you on short notice everything in the
line of meats.
PORK COOPS 30c ROUND STEAK 25c LOIN STEAK 25c
SPEW MEAT 25c PORK SAUSAGE 20c PORK STEW 25c
APPAIACHI0LA OYSTERS 70c
All Kinds of Fruit
NEW YORK MARKET
Nik Sakiotis & Co., Proprietors West Broadway
' JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA
fit -a --
In the heart of the city, with Hemming Park for a front yard.
Every modern convenience in each room. Dining 'room servicewsC
secona to none.
RATES From $1.50 per dayper person to $6.
ROBERT M. MEYER, J. E. KAVANAUGH
MADIA NEWTON IN "OH, BABY,"
TEMPLE THEATER DEC. 30 1
On Flour, Grain and Feed
Fruit and Vegetable Crates
T Can Bay From Us at
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THEATRE l)NE NIT
A MOVING PICTURE
The Same No. 1 Company and Production Which Plays Tampa, St.
Petersburg, Atlanta, Jacksonville, Macon, Birmingham and Savannah
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TTfTVr II L nis is tne Only Company on Tour Presenting this
INJVLk U Id Play and the Same that Played all Cities last Year.
Will be Seen in the Role of
June, 3Iade Famous by
And Millions of Others Read the
Book. See this World Famous Play,
PRICES: 50c, 75c, $1.00, $1,50 SEATS KOI? ON SALE
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