Weather Forecast: Fair tonight,
somewhat colder in central portion,
frost probably as far south as 27th
parallel, temperature below freezing
central portion; warmer Friday.
Old England is Spreading Herself-
to Do Them Honor
London, Dec. 26. President and
Mrs. Wilson are at Buckingham!
Palace after a journey from Calais
to London, during which they were
accorded all the honors ever given
royalty. It is the first state visit of
an American president to London.
The drive of the short procession
from the station to the place was
through streets thronged with people
and lined with guards. Fresh" flags
were hung overhead and covered the
buildings. Every available space was
filled with people, making in all a
ON SCHEDULE TIME
The presidents trip to London was
carried out on schedule. As the train
bearing the president and Mrs. Wil Wilson
son Wilson crossed the Thames and entered
the station, a great cheer went up. A
salute of 41"guns was fired .from the
Tower of London in Hyde Park.
TOURISTS HAD A FINE TIME
; Mr. C. W. Hunter, president of the
Association of Florida Fairs, has re received
ceived received the following from A. A.
Coult, assistant secretary of the
Florida Live Stock Association:
Jacksonville, Dec. 20, 1918.
Dear Mr. Hunter: Have just arriv arrived
ed arrived in Jacksonville with remnants of
the tourists. They have had a won wonderful
derful wonderful time and some of them will
remain in Florida longer. Others plan
to go home and settle up their busi business
ness business as soon as convenient and come
back to the state.
We had a fairly well arranged pro pro-grom
grom pro-grom after getting out of Orlando.
That deal was about as badly balled
up as we could have had and we did
not get straight until we ; left the
A special car was attached for our
comfort and thirty-five of the party
went on to Tampa, where we had a
fine welcome and a glorious lot of en
tertainment. Bradentown did it up
right too, but St. Petersburg not only
gave us the cold shoulder but staged
a rain storm. No one met the boat at
the landing, and when I finally got
Mr. Whitney on the teelphone late
Saturday night he said that he was
not going to do anything for the
crowd as his plans has been made for
us to spend Sunday there without en entertainment
tertainment entertainment and then he would take
up out sightseeing Monday. I asked
him to come down to the hotel Sun Sunday
day Sunday afternoon and at least Hell the
party some one in St. Petersburg was
glad to see them, but he nor any one
else showed up. Eighteen besides
myself made the boat trip from Tam Tampa
pa Tampa to Key West and up the East
Coast. Both Miami and West Palm
, Beach did themselves proud in enter entertainment.
tainment. entertainment. I wired Mr. Brown at De De-Land
Land De-Land that I would bring eight or ten
of the party to Daytona at 9:30 this
morning if he wanted to show them
around Volusia county and deliver ua
to the A. C. L. at DeLand at three
this afternoon, so we could get in to tonight,
night, tonight, but he wired back that he
would not have time to arrange en entertainment,
tertainment, entertainment, so part of the crowd
stopped along the route up the East
' Coast and the rest came on in with
Enclosed is the -resolution that was
written and signed by the party at
St. Petersburg. It finally was turn
ed over to me to send you and I have
been so busy looking after details of
the trips that I did not get it done at
once. Probably you will want to have
this published in your local papers.
I expect to get up a short report of
the trip for -information of every
member who started, and when it is
ready I will send you a copy. This
trip has been one of the best adver advertising
tising advertising campaigns Florida has ever
put on to get real farmers.
Very truly "yours, A. A. Coult.
MR. AND MRS. SW ANSON
Word hc3 just been received, tell telling
ing telling of the death of Mr. and Mrs. Jas.
T, Swansor, of Fort Smith, Ark. They
were victims of influenza, having died
in less than three hours of each other
; and were both placed in the same
grave. They leave a six-year-old son
and a host of relatives and friends
to mourn their death. Little Grace,
as Mr3. Swanson was lovingly called
by her loved ones, was a nice of Mrs.
J. W. Gardner of Summerfield, hav hav-in
in hav-in gat one time made her home with
Mrs. Gardner, to whom she was deep deeply
ly deeply attached.
They Wouldn't Help the Allies, So
Now They Must Take What
Is Given Them
Paris, Dec. 26. Allied representa representa-t;ves
t;ves representa-t;ves have decided that neutral nations-will
not be admitted to the peace
conference, according to the papers
BRINGING HOME THE BOYS
Seventy-Four Hundred Sick and
Wounded Arrived Last
Week : :
4 (Associated Press)
Washington, Dec. 26. The week
ended December 20th, more than 74, 74,-000
000 74,-000 sick and wounded American sol soldiers
diers soldiers had been brought back to this
FOR EARLY CONVOY
Lists of units of the expeditionary
forces assigned for early convoy
home cabled by Gen. Pershing com comprised
prised comprised more than. 20,000 men, and in included
cluded included the Forty-fourth, Sixtieth
and Sixty-fourth Coast Artillery and
Forty-ninth and Three Hundred and
Blitchton, Dec. 19. The farmers
are butchering hogs this week.
V Messrs. Landis Blitch and Walter
Godwin are home from Camp Jack Jack-sen.
sen. Jack-sen. Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Blacklock of
Gainesville and Mr. Loonis Blitch
spent the week-end as guests of Dr.
and Mrs. S. H. Blitch and Mr. Landis
The Red Cross committee is busy
this week securing ne wmembers.
Dr. and Mrs. S. H. Blitch, Mrs. F.
E. Fant, Miss Varina Blitch and
Messrs. J. M. and Archie Blitch, B.
C. Blitch; J. W. Coulter, O. S. and
Raymond Sanders visited our county
Mr. F. E. Fant spent Wednesday at
Mrs. A. L. McKay was shopping in
Blitchton, Dec. ,24. Mr. Loonis
Blitch, who was with the naval unit
at the University of Florida, is home
Misses Opal and Oda Blitch are
home from Bronson to spend the
holidays with their parents, Mr. and
Mrs. B R. Blitch. :
Miss Theresa Brush accompanied
the Misses Blitch home, and will be
their guests for two weeks.
Mr. and Mrs. B. C. Blitch, Mr. and
Mrs. G. V. Blitch, Mrs. S. H. Blitch
and Mrs. F. E. Fant were shopping iii
Mr. Laborne Hendrix arrived Sun Sunday
day Sunday from Winter Haven to spend the
holidays at home.
Miss Mabel Hendrix has as her
Christmas guest. Miss Langf ord of
Mrs. Lena Burgess arrived home
Monday from Lake Butler.
Mrs. B. R. Blitch, Misses Opal and
Oda Blitch and their guest, Miss
Brush visited- Ocala Monday after afternoon.
noon. afternoon. The traveling public report the
Blitchton and Ocala road almost im impassable.
passable. impassable. Mr. Mabe. Phillips spends
most of his time digging cars out of
Mrs. A. P. Hammons and Miss
Eowena Hammons will spend Christ Christmas
mas Christmas day at Fellowship.
; Dr. and Mrs. S. H. Blitch, Messrs.
Landis and Loonis Blitch and Mr.
and Mrs. F. E. Fant and Leon and
Leone will be the guests of Dr. and
Mrs. J. L. Davis at Irvine Christmas
Mr. Fenton Blitch.-with the navy,
has safely arrived' across the seas
Our exclusive line of Holiday, Greet Greeting
ing Greeting Cards now on sale. A. E. Gerig,
THE SPECIALTY SHOP. .A tf
OCALA, FLORIDA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 26, 1918.
AM D i
Steamed Majestically Up the
Hudson Thru a Driving
New York. Dec. 26. Led by the
super-dreadnaught Arizona, ten bat battleships
tleships battleships under Admiral Mayo, the
vanguard of Americans fleet in Euro European
pean European waters, steamed majestically' up
New York harbor today in review be before
fore before Secretary Daniels, and were
greeted by a tremendous reception by
harbor craft. Hundreds of thousands
of persons lined the shores. The fleet
reached Ambrose channel late yes yesterday.
terday. yesterday. After a parade this after afternoon
noon afternoon the men will be given shore
leave. A number of entertainments
will be given in their honor.
STEAMING THRU THE SNOW
As the ships progressed up the har harbor
bor harbor a driving snowstorm hid the ves vessels
sels vessels sometimes from the view of
those on rhore. Kite balloons and air airplanes
planes airplanes added a picturesque touch to
SAXONIA BROUGHT THE SICK
Following the home coming of the
battle fleet into port came the Brit British
ish British liner Saxonia, with 1400 sick and
wounded officers and men, mostly sur surgical
gical surgical cases.
UNREST IN URUGUAY
Montivedio, Dec. 26. The govern government
ment government has ordered the mobilization of
units of the Uruguayan army in face
of threatened labor troubles thruout
'THE TRAIL OF THE
"The Trail of the Lonesome Pine,"
with Louise Price-in the role of June,
which comes to the v Temple next
Tuesday night, Dec. 31, shows the
brilliant and popular dramatist, Eu Eugene
gene Eugene Walter at his best. He has
faithfully mirrored the delightful
scenes of the book, and the scenic
frame and stage settings arranged
are gorgeous indeed.
June's great love for Jack Hale;
the jealousy of her cousin Dave; the
rough yet sincere affection of her
father, Judd Tolliver; the humorous
simplicity of Uncle Billy, the quiet
strength of Hale; the feudal scenes,
the guiding motif of the opposed
sides, and the picture of the maun maun-taineer's
taineer's maun-taineer's household, are strikingly
impressive by the mobility and
breath of their portrayal.
Neither pains nor artistic ability
have been spared to give Mr. Wal Walter's
ter's Walter's play a truly fine presentation,
and it enjoyed long runs in Boston,
Philadelphia and other cities to capa capacity
city capacity business. You see what you
imagined in the book, the story of
romantic love developed in the heart
of a primitive girl in the fastnesses
of high encircling, purple mountains,
tho touch of lofty skies, with the lone
pine bowing homage to the royal
wind, and the mountain brook's sil silver
ver silver gleam June's- mirror. The play
will be presented by a New York
cast. The production is a massige
Fairfield, Dec. 26. Md. Edward
Hart, who is training in the aviation
camp at Pensacola, is visiting his
mother, Mrs. J. G. McNeely and fam family.
ily. family. Mr. Ernest Luff man and wife of
Sparr, were visitors in our vicinity
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Jennings of
Gainesville were callers in .our burg
last Thursday. They were accom accompanied
panied accompanied home by Mrs. Jenning's
mother, Mrs. Thomas, who has 'been
visiting her son, Mr. W. M. Thomas
Mr: C. B. Rou and Misses Irene
Rou and Lila Mack, were guests of
the Misses Ferguson at Reddick Sun Sunday
day Sunday afternoon.
For expert piano tuner phone 427
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
BETTER USE FOR
THE AIR BOATS
HUNS WANT TO RUN ZEP LINE
. BETWEEN NEW YORK AND
Paris, Dec. 26.. Disarmed German
Zeppelins will be converted into aer aerial,
ial, aerial, merchantment, to ply between
New York and Hamburg, according
to the Echo de Paris, which says it
has received the information from
TOOK" THE LID OFF
THE COFFEE TRADE
New York, Dec. 26. Unrestricted
trading in coffee futures was resum resumed
ed resumed today on the New York coffee ex exchange
change exchange for the first time since Octo October,
ber, October, 1918, when trading was stopped
by the food administration.
A "DAD'S DAY" LETTER
The following letter, was received
the other day by Mr. J. F. Parker of
Cotton Plant from his son in France:
France, November 24, 1918.
Dear Dad: I guess you will be look looking
ing looking for a Christmas letter from me,
so will start it now. The was is over
now and I am alive and feel fine, and
also am permitted to tell you some of
my various experiences in France. It
took me sixteen days to get across
the Atlantic. Our convoy was at attacked
tacked attacked twice by submarines one Sun Sunday
day Sunday afternoon. However, we got here
safely, but the U-boats that ied to
sink us never got home jtgfin, for
the submarine chasers sent them to'
the bottom. After I arrived in
France I was anxious to get to the
front but we had to get the final
training first. Then we began to
move up to the front. The first time
I was in the real fighting was when
the American First army cleaned out
the St. Mihiel salient. I was in the
lines twenty-one days there. I think
the First army took 15,000 prisoners
in that drive.
After that I wasn't so anxious to
go to the front again, but ready to go
if ordered. Several times I came
pretty near not coming home, but
"God doeth all things well," and I
didn't get a scratch. After that drive
we took a rapid march to Verdun and
got there a day or two after the drive
started in the Argonne forest. .We
followed the attacking forces until it
came their' turn to be relieved. We
relieved them one night about ten
o'clock That night I slept in a small
hole just about one foot deep and in
the hole was about three inches of
mud and water and it was still rain raining,
ing, raining, too. Well, about a hundred yards
in front of us there were plenty of
Germans. Just at the crack of day
the captain came along and said,
"Everybody out with bayonets fixed
and leave your packs here." We got
ready and over the top we went. I
was in the first wave. Our objec objective
tive objective was a small village about three three-quarters
quarters three-quarters of a mile away. We march marched
ed marched straight ahead and pretty soon
Fritz opened up with his machine
guns which made all of us get in
shell holes. Then we crawled from
one hole to another and Fritzie saw
that he couldn't stay where he was
and live, for wrhen the boche sits and
tries to use a machine gun until he
is captured, the boys hardly ever
tike him prisoner; they put him out
of the way. This time, though, the
boche got up and beat it up the hill.
Everybody took a shot at him and
down he came. Then we rushed the
hill in front of the village. The boches
didn't like the looks of so many long
knives "coming towards him so they
put their guns down and held up
Government Troops Have the
Best of It but More Trouble
London, Dec. 26. The Alexander
and Franzer regiments have openly
joined the revolting sailors in Berlin.
It is predicted in advices sent from
Berlin late Christmas night that near nearly
ly nearly the entire Berlin garrison will sup support
port support them, leaving the government
without troops. Advices say that
large numbers of sailors are coming
from Kiel to join their comrades in
Berlin.- Nearly a hundred people
were killed in street fighting which
began in Berlin Tuesday. Republican
guards tried several times to take the
royal stables, the headquarters of the
revolting sailors, but were repulsed.
The mutinous sailors who are hold holding
ing holding out at the Red Palace in Berlin,
have hoisted the white flag and been
allowed to leave under guard, accord according
ing according to advices from Berlin sent by the
Exchange Telegraph correspondent
at Amsterdam. Government troops,
the message adds, now occupy the
palace and royal stables.
FOR THE WEEK
Shows begin 3:30, 7 and 8:20 p. m.
Today: Charles Ray in "A Nine
A FAMOUS BEAUTY
SHOW IS COMING
The Marcus Musical Comedy Com Company
pany Company Known Far and Wide for
Its Handsome Women
Every, one likes to see a pretty
woman. In fact, members of their
own sex admire their handsome sis sisters
ters sisters with equal interest with the men
folk. Women also have the added in
spiration of the clothes the other
women wear. Both sexes will be
gratified at the exhibition of loveli loveliness,
ness, loveliness, both animate and sartorially
feminine, which is not the least of
the many attractions of "Oh, Baby,"
the smart revue de lux which will be
contributed to the merriment of this
favored city on onday, December 30,
at the Temple theater.
The Marcus Musical Comedy Com Company,
pany, Company, which will provide "Oh, Baby,"
has been known far and wide for the
numerical strength and personal love loveliness
liness loveliness of its chorus. Here are nearly
a double score of young women any anyone
one anyone of whom would have made Brig Brig-ham
ham Brig-ham Young tie the, can on his thou thousand
sand thousand wives. If they are not cham champions
pions champions in the beauty line they just
don't appear with the Marcus aggre aggregation.
gation. aggregation. That is all ther is to it. The
Marcus trade mark is associated with
chic, captivating paragons of grace
and beauty just as we think of pickles
when some one recalls fifty-seven
varieties of noise and jolts when
Henry Ford is mentioned.
All the experience of modistes
from the creation of the original fig
leaf girdle to masterpieces of Lady
Gordon have been drawn on for the
wealth of gorgeous costumes with
which these incomparable cuties are
caparisoned. Were Oh Baby" not a
theatrical entertainment it would
stand forth as an exposition of fem feminine
inine feminine raiment, such as has never be before
fore before been assembled at one time and
in one place. A prince's ransome has
been lavished in making this the ne
plus ultra of style bazaars.
To care for the numerous misses
with the big show Mr. Marcus" pro provides
vides provides several chaperones.
their hands. We got a bunch of
prisoners and a big railroad station.
This was the last battle 'I was -in. I
was gassed that night and the next
day the major sent me to the hospi hospital.
tal. hospital. The gas I got was mustard gas.
I got some of it on my right leg and
it made some awful blisters, but tljey
are all well now and I feel as good as
I ever did, and say, Dad, I may get
back to 'the United States by Christ Christmas.
mas. Christmas. If not by then, pretty soon
thereafter. So we have more to be
thankful for this year than ever be before.
fore. before. I will, have to close. Wishing
you and all a very merry Christmas,
and I hove to see you inside of three
raonds. Much love to you and the
rest. Your loving son,
Wm. D. Parker,
309th Infantry, Amex. Forces.
VOL. 25, NO. 310
IIFf GHATEL SAW
SWISS CHILDREN SHARED IN
THE BOUNTY OF UNCLE
Neufchatel, Dec. 26. Christmas
was celebrated by five thousand Am American
erican American soldiers here yesterday. Miss
Margaret Wilson, daughter of the
president participated. Gifts were
given children in the vicinity.
URGES QUICK ACTION
Secretary Baker Asks Legislation for
the Good of the Service
Washington, Dec. 26. Immediate
legislation authorizing the resump resumption
tion resumption of voluntary enlistment in the
army and the repeal of provisions of
the selective service act limiting en enlistment
listment enlistment sto the period of the war,
were urged by Secretary Baker to
the House military committee.
Legislation to make effective a
wheat price guarantee- for the 1919
crop and at the same time safeguard
the government against losses, has
been recommended to Congress by
the department of agriculture and the
Mr. L. M. Graham has received the
following letter from Fred Well Well-honer:
Vierzon, France, Nov. 22, 1918.
Mr. L. M. Graham, Conner, Fla.:
' Dear Mr. Graham: I received your
long delayed letter a few days ago.
I am getting along fine in the army,
here in France, but if reports are true
we will be ready to go home before a
great while. I haven't seen any of
the fellows from home yet, except
the twin Atwater boys and Geer"
Chubb, a son of Mr. H. S. Chubb, for formerly
merly formerly of Gainesville. I knew him in
Miami. I have looked for the other
fellows and inquired for them. Will
probably see them later'on.
We had a pleasant voyage coming
over, only I was a little seasick. This
is an old and ancient country and
there are many queer sights, such
as dogs pulling carts, bells on horses,
people wearing wooden shoes and the
women folks all go to the rivers and
canals to wash clothes. You can see
big crowds of women all along the
rivers washing clothes, and they have
boats on canals pulled by mules and
horses, and many other odd sights.
Most all the buildings here are brick
or condrete, and of course, will last
a century or more. I saw one church
house that is said to have been built
before Columbus landed in America.
On the main street in most of the
towns I have seen you wouldn't see
much difference in them and Ameri American
can American towns, only most buildings are
very much. older, but when you try to
talk to the .people you are puzzled,
though they are sociable as can be,
and want to talk to you. I am learn learning
ing learning to speak a few words in French,
but it will take me a long time to
speak it good.
Private Fred E. Wellhoner,
Co. C, 69th .Engineer Corps.
Of Stockholders' 3Ieeting
Notice is hereby given that the an annual
nual annual meeting of the D. W. Davis In Insurance
surance Insurance Company will be held in the
offices of the company at Ocala, Fla.,
on the sevtnh day of January, A. D.
1918. D. W. Davis,
Girl wanted at Music Store. 14-tf
The mot complete line of proprie
tary remedies in Central Florida is
always to be found here. Tydings &
Co., druggists. Phone 30. tf
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As usual, the editor had a much
better Christmas than he deserved.
Wonder what the boys at the Ma Ma-r;anna
r;anna Ma-r;anna school had for dinner Christmas.
With the war over and business
picking up, it is time the board of
trade got together and reorganized.
There is much good work it can do.
The Russian Christmas is about a
dozen days later than that of other
nations, so it is not yet too late to
present Lenine and Trotzky with a
A bunch of Ocala's pretty girls
.went swimming in" Silver Spring.
Christmas Day. They said the water
was fine and they were blooming like
so many roses when they came out.
The announcement that Champ
Clark expects to be a candidate for
the democratic nomination in 1920 is
another proof of the truth of the old
saying that there is no fool like an
Notwithstanding the shadow of de defeat
feat defeat and the crushing load of debt on
their- country, it's a safe bet that the
people of Germany had a better
Christmas this year than they have
had since 1913.
On the service flag of the Gaiter
Sunday school are stars for the fol following
lowing following young men: Army, Henry H.
Jordan, Sam W. Jordan, R. A. Buck Buck-hannon
hannon Buck-hannon and Holder Stokes. Navy,
Fred G. Turner and Elmer Turner.
The Children's Home drive has
gone over the top in Marion county,
but if you have intended to donate,
don't let this fact change your in intention,
tention, intention, for some counties won't go
over, and the kiddies are in no danger
of having too much.
The St. Petersburg Independent
makes a kick on the A. C. L. trains
coming in late, and says such failures
are more frequent under government
than under private management. We
can remember one winter when the
A. C. L. trains on this division were
never on time unless they -were
twenty-four hours late, and there
hadn't been any war, either.
The decision of the Allies, that
they cannot send an army into Rus Russia,
sia, Russia, is a wise one. To send a large
force into that immense and desti destitute
tute destitute country at this time would be to
invite for the friends of the Russians
the same fate their- dreadful winters
have dealt to their enemies. It is a
pitiful thing that the Russians must
suffer so much, but there is no help
Widespread complaints by home homecoming
coming homecoming soldiers of exorbitant charges
for service in Y. M. C. A. canteens
overseas will be referred to the war
department for investigation. Declar Declaring
ing Declaring that the association wanted "to
know all its shortcomings," and that
"if we are not 'delivering the goods'
after the way the people of the coun country
try country have supported us we ought to be
made to do so," John R. Mott, head
of the war work "council, announces
that all specific complaints will be
army morale, with the request that
they be made the subject of an in inquiry
quiry inquiry by the inspector general's of office
fice office of the American expeditionary
THE MAGIC RUG
By AGNES G. BROQAN.
We received so many kindly and
appreciated reminders of the Christ Christmas
mas Christmas season that we find it impossible
to answer them, but we can assure
our friends that we are grateful fori
each and every one.
Among our prized Christmas re reminders
minders reminders we received was a picture
postcard from our young soldiei
friend and one-time associate, Lieut.
L. H. Chazal, who is now attending a
school for officers in France.
Beginning on the first of January,
the price of the Daily Star will be
sixty cents a month straight, six dol-
lars a year, a dollar and a half for
three months, or three dollars for
six months. This does not affect
any paid up subscribers, and any who
would like to keep the old rate of five i
dollars a .year in effect on their sub-
scriptions can do so by paying an
added renewal before Dec. 31. Eve Everything
rything Everything in Ocala has gone up except
the Star, and everything has gone up
on the Star, so the Star will have to
go up a little farther in order to stay
The decision that the end of the
war will automatically disband the
national guard, and that organization
must be abandoned unless it, is re rebuilt,
built, rebuilt, means that Company A, County
Guards, will probably take the place
so long held by the Ocala Rifles, the
company that served on the border
and later went to Camp Wheeler to
be dissolved into half a hundred other
organizations. The county guards will
form an excellent foundation for the
rebuilding of our v time-honored and
useful Marion county company. When
the boys come home, they naturally
won't want to see anything for a
while that will remind them of mil military
itary military service. But the old spirit will
be with them and in time they will
get together again. In the meantime,
it is up to the community to encour encourage
age encourage .the home guards, who deserve all
the support that can be given them.
Those faithful and patriotic mem members
bers members of the local county guard com companies
panies companies who have stuck, at consider considerable
able considerable personal sacrifice, through the
war are now going to stay with the
guard until there is no longer any
need for them. The need is not yet
passed. The home guard was used
this week im Savannah and may be
needed in St. Petersburg any day.
Companies A and B are ready. St.
' Home guard should be kept up un until
til until national guard can be reorganized.
Something of the sort is imperatively
Not long after the civil war, a cer certain
tain certain individual achieved notoriety, if
not fame, by declaring himself to be
"a bigger man than old Grant." He
has an imitator in His Accidency the
governor of Florida, who asserts that
the mandate of a federal judge is not
operative in ; his bailiwick. Tampa
"His Accidency" is passing the
buck. v It wouldn't hurt him any if a
Florida sheriff got into trouble from
taking his advice. ;
; One of the first important dis dispatches
patches dispatches from the horde of peace con congress
gress congress correspondents describes the
silk which lines the closet where Mrs.
Wilson's gowns are hanging. And
yet they say the cables are congest congested!
ed! congested! St. Petersburg Independent.
Infernal toadyism, which probably
disgusts Mrs. Wilson as much as is
does any other person of good taste.
A SOLDIER'S VISION
There's a dear old mother I'm loving
In the land across the- sea.
Thru the softness of the twilight
She comes creeping close to me;
I can almost feel her hand clasp,
I can see her tender eyes
As they glow across the darkness
With a light that never dies.
Oh! a hard day lies behind me,
There's a bitter dawn ahead;
There's a man next door who's moan moaning,
ing, moaning, And my bunkie lies there dead',
But she's coming thru the shadows,
And her glance is misty bright,
I know her love is near me
Through the horror, of the night.
Yes. she gave me to our country,
Tho" she might have made me stay.
How she kissed me. smiling bravely!
As she brushed the tears away,
And her voice rings past the moaning,
Past the battle ringing near,
As she says, "Be true and fearless,
: Just because I love you. dear."
There's a dear old mother she's
In the land across the foam.
And I know that she is praying
That with honor IH comehome,
So I make myself a promise
That I'll justify her plan
The ideal that she sets for me
Of a soldier and a man.
Sent to his mother by Private J.
Wesley Lyles, Battery E, 60th Artil Artillery,
lery, Artillery, C. A. C, A. E. F., France.
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Billie's face depicted great gloom.
"It was bad enough," he told himself,
"to be merely an humble clerk in a
great author's employ, but to have
dared to fall In love with the author's
only daughter, that was the worst,'
He was glad that wax was calling
him away ; In unselfish action, he might
be able to forget. Billy was not even
sure that Theodora would be sorry at
Dora had grown to young woman womanhood
hood womanhood through various schools of train training,
ing, training, retaining still the frank Ingenu Ingenuousness
ousness Ingenuousness of childhood. Useful also, she
insisted upon being, rearranging, with
competent hands, the disorder of her
father's study; singing the while per perhaps,
haps, perhaps, or easily chatting with Blllie.
Meeting the secretary occasionally
by chance, as he left the entrance of
Gall Park, Dora would Invite him to
ride home in her car.
Absolutely, the girl enjoyed her fa father's
ther's father's confidence; what Theodora did,
was In his opinion, always and exact exactly
ly exactly the right thing to do. This particu particular
lar particular morning of Billie's gloom, he had
awaited breathlessly her appearance
in the corridor, leading to her father's
study, being screened behind heavy
draperies. Blllie had fled precipitate precipitately
ly precipitately at heriapproach. It was difficult to
trust himself with a simple good morn morning,
ing, morning, while his heart continued to
pound in this foolish manner.
Wrathfully, Blllie entered the as yet
unoccupied study, and seated himself
at his .desk. Into the sanctum, smiling
and glowing, came Dora.
"How do you do?" she began, then
paused in mock concern. "What sort
of tragedy has befallen you this morn morning?"
ing?" morning?" she inquired. "Such a forbidding
face I am almost afraid to remain.
How poor father continues to bear up
under your various moods She
threw out her pretty hands expressive expressively.
ly. expressively. Blllie forced a smile, "I have enlist enlisted,
ed, enlisted, he replied; "didnt wait for my
draft, going off to train tomorrow.'
Dora adjusted a vase, studying with
critical eye the new effect. "Then,
she remarked "I should go in a brave
frame of mind, worthy of the cause.
Billle stiffened resentfully. "You
don't think I'm blue because I'm
afraid to fight?" he asked fiercely.
Miss Gail came over to Billie's desk,
and stood looking down Into his eyes,
in the depths of her own lurked a
smile. "Really," she said, "sometimes
I don't know what to think of you,'
Billle. But," she continued briskly,
"my errand here was to say that fa father
ther father has been called away, and will not
return until evening, your day is free.
The prospect of freedom did not
seem to bring Joy to- the secretary,
regretfully he began to sort the papers
on his desk; the possibility of again
seeing Dora that very last day, was
"I am wondering," said that young
lady from .the window, "if it would not
be a sort of Red Cross work to take
you for a drive this afternoon ; out in into
to into the country, may be, where in the
open you might get a brighter per perspective
spective perspective of your great coming venture."
Will you?" asked Billle, his voice
actually trembled In eagerness, j.
All- troubling things were forgotten
during that long ride.
Content with the present Billle lean leaned
ed leaned back in his seat beside the girl and
gazed Into her sweet face. At length
she stopped the car. Before them
stretched, seemingly endless fields of
"Here," said Dora, "we will get out
and commune with nature. With a
laugh she tossed from the car a small
"Handle It carefully, she directed,
"that Is my magic rug, brought years
ago from an Egyptian palace. Father
bought it for me when we were
"A magic rug?"
Amusedly, Billy spread It out on the
grass. Dora nodded as she motioned
him to share Its protection.
"They told us so much about them
when we were over there," she said,
"that I insisted upon father buying this
one at an exorbitant price. But you
will agree that it is well worth while.
One has but to sit upon the rug so,
name their heart's wish and lot it is
granted. You may even be transport transported
ed transported where you will. One has but to
speak aloud the wish and believe in
"Wonderful!" exclamed Billy. Ab Absently
sently Absently he fingered the ancient tapestry;
"You might tell It," prompted Dora.
She smiled but her eyes .were grave,
"that you wish to come sateiy back
from the war to your apartment in
; "No," answered Billle, "I don't care
much about coming back to that place.
There would be something to look for forward
ward forward to, though, if I might come to
a small home of my own with
"With roses growing around the
doorway?" queried the girL
"If you were there," said Billle
dreamily, "that would be rose enough
for me I"
Appalled, he realized that words
long withheld had spoken themselves.
"An Impossible wish of course," he
But Dora with eyes alight was look looking
ing looking up at him.
"Nothing is impossible to the.majrfc
rug," she said. "L too, have ben wish wishing
ing wishing just for happiness, Billle and
and, my wish can only come try with
Then Billle bent down his radiant
face, "rm transported now," he said.
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you the following prices on Your Groceries.
As I Opened up for Business on December
19th, Every Article is Fresh and New.
Flour (guaranteed) plain, 24 lb. sack ,..$1.63
Flour (guaranteed) plain, 12 lb. sack.., 83
Flour, Self Rising, 24 lb. sack....!..! 1.65
Flour, Self Rising, 12 lb. sack 85
Water Ground Corn Meal, per pound 05
Cream Corn Meal, per pound.. .06
Grits, fine and Coarse, per pound 06
Rice, Blue Rose, per pound. 11 Yz
Black Eye Peas, per pound .10
Navy Beans, per pound.... .15
Lima Beans, per pound .18
White Bacon per pound .35
Smoked Bacon, per pound 35
Lard, per pound 26
Cheese, American, per pound 45
Pleasant Valley (Process) Butter, per pound.. .65
"Better" Butter, per pound 75
"Maple Leaf" Butter, per pound ............. .75
Snowdrift, No.. 10 Bucket......... .. 2.45
Snowdrift, No. 4 Bucket 1.25
Snowdrift, No. 2 Bucket .65
Crisco, 6 lb. Bucket 2.00
Criscoi 3 lb. Bucket .7 1.00
Crisco, V2 lb. Bucket .50
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AVesson Cooking OiL quart 75
Wesson Cooking Oil, pint 40
Chicken Feed, per pound .05
White House Coffee, per pound ............ .35
Maxwell House Coffee, per pound .35
Senate Coffee, per pound 35
"1917" Coffee, per pound ... i ........ ... .30
Arbuckles Coffee, per pound .26
"T. C. M." Coffee, per pound
Bulk Roasted Coffee, per pound .,
Tomatoes, No. 1, per can
Tomatoes, No. 2, per can
Tomatoes, No. 3, per can
Van Camp's Milk (tall) per can
Van Camp's Milk (small) per can
Eagle Brand Milk, per can
Libby's Milk, per can
Dime Brand Milk, per can ....
Quaker Oats, per package
Kellogg Corn Flakes, per package
Post Toasties, per package
Postum Cereal,' 18-ounce package J2o
Postum Cereal, 9-ounce package..... .14
Pat-a-Cake Pancake Flour, pound package.... .25
Aunt Jemima Pancake Flour, package .20
"Teco" Pancake Flour, per package.
ream of Wheat, per package
Grape Nuts, per package
Karo Syrup, No. 10 Can .,
Karo Syrup, No. 1' Can
Southern Maid Syrup, No. 5, per can
White Karo Syrup No. y2, per can...... .;
"Peacock" Syrup, No. iy2, per can
Dunbar Syrup, No. V2, per can....... .15 fi
Rosebud Red Cherries, per bottle 1.00
King-Ko Raisins, per 12-ounce can ..... r. .. .18
Seeded Raisins, per package .15
Honey (6 ounce glass) ........ .15 gjj
Apricot jam, lo ounce jar .35 Sjjpj
Red Cherry Jam, 15 ounce jar ...
Strawberry Jam, 15 ounce jar .....
Apple Jelly, 8 ounce glass .........
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Canned Brookdale Peaches, No. 3.
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Canned Strawberries, No. 2 20 9$
Canned Beets (Libbys) No. 3 25 ()
"Veribest" Sauerkraut, No. 3....... :..
Robbin Hood Asparagus, No. 3 '.. .'.
Van Camp's Hominy, No. 3. ....... ...
Ko-Ko Toilet Paper, per roll
Wild W'est Toilet Paper, per roll (6 for 25c). 7
Wild West Toilet 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..
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Lima Beans, No. 2, per can .20
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Campbell's Soups' (all flavors) No. 1, per can..
Cool Drinks (bottled) alPflatweiu
Grandma Washing Powder, per package.
Gold Dust, per package
Octagon Soap, per cake ........... ...
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P. & G. Soap, per cake
Fairy Soap, per cake 08
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Clean Easy Soap, per cake .08
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Our Savior's Mission
When God looked down upon the
earth, in all its sin and blight,
He thought of all his prophets, of
their power and their might,
Of how his message by them sent, had
faded out of sight,
And now his only son must come and
drive away the night.
Lo! suddenly on one bright night o'er
fair Judea's hill
There came a bright and shining
light, when all around was still;
Twas God announcing to the world
through holy angels bright,
That he had sent his only son and he
would be its light.
He came and dwelt in flesh, among
the sons of men,
In all points tried, like unto us, yet
free from every sin;
He had compassion on the throngs;
he scattered far their night,
In every path our Savior trod, he left
a shining light.
A shining light, ah, yes, it brighter
grows each day;
It sends its beams through all the
earth and darkness hides away,
Until at last, its mission through, all
nations will be free.
The knowledge of God shall cover
the earth as the waters cover the
As a fitting climax following a
merry Christmas day, the young so society
ciety society set met at the Woman's Club
last night and enjoyed a most delight delightful
ful delightful dance. Within itself a dance at
the club rooms always occasions the
greatest of pleasure, but the enjoy enjoyment
ment enjoyment of this particular one was
heightened by the fact that this was
the first coming together of the col
lege boys and girls for a Christmas
celebration. The club rooms were
artistically decorated for the occas occasion
ion occasion and dancing enjoyed until a late
hour. Splendid music was furnished
by Mr. arid Mrs. Lester Lucas. Mr.
Lucas also delighted the audience by
singing several Christmas songs.
Among the large crowd dancing the
following were noted: Misses Caroline
Harriss, Sara Dehon, Helen Jones,
Marguerite Edwards, Sarah Pearl
Martin, Wynona Wetherbee, Virginia
Beckham, Blair Woodrow, Eloise and
Katherine Henry, Grace Palmer, Jo Josephine
sephine Josephine Smith, Nettie and Nina
Camp, Agnes Burford, Ethel and Eliz
abeth Horne, Adela Ax, Ellen Strip Stripling,
ling, Stripling, Irene Campbell, Julia and Jose Josephine
phine Josephine Hurt, Louise and Loureen
Spencer, Callie and Lucile, Gissendan-j
er and Messrs. Tom Wallis, Mar Marshall
shall Marshall Carn, Otis Green, Robert and
Harrington Hall, Reuben Blalock,
Holmes Walters, Alfred and Kenneth
MacKay, Alfred Green, Bob Chace,
Loeut. Earl Hall, Ensign Joseph Bor
den, Mr. Chaeney, James Taylor, Paul
Brinson, Norman Horne, Homer
Small, Thelbert and Walter Troxler,
Captain Julius Brown, Sibbald Wil Wilson,
son, Wilson, Dick Dewey, John Batts, George
Looney, Charles and Ralph Cullen,
Albert Harriss, Sergeant Frank Zeig-
ler and others. There were fully a
dozen patrons of the dance and other
Mr. Allen Walkley arrived home
Tuesday afternoon to spend the holi holidays
days holidays with his family. f
Among the Star's prized holiday
reminders is one from Mr. and Mrs.
Lew Lyons of DesMoines, la.
Mr. J. R. Dewey, after a pleasant
visit with his family, left today for
his business duties in Jacksonville.
Don't forget to remember that
"Oh, Baby," one of the liveliest shows
of the season, will be at the Temple
next Monday night.
Miss Cecile Hadsock, now with the
Orange General Hospital at Orlando,
sends best Christmas wishes to her
Marion county friends.
. Captain and Mrs. H. C. Dozier, at
Manhattan, Kansas, near Camp Fun Fun-ston,
ston, Fun-ston, send their Christmas greetings
to their many Ocala friends.
Mr. Albert Russell of Jacksonville
is spending the week-end with Mr.
and Mrs. William Hocker. Mr. Rus Russell
sell Russell is a son of Mrs. William Jennings
Mr. Walter Yonge, accompanied by
his friend, Mr. Barney Dignan of
Jacksonville, came down- Christmas
eve by auto to spend the holidays
with Mr. Yonge's parents, Mr. and
Mrs.R. E.. Yonge.
Sergeant Frank L. Zeigler, who
lias been the Christmas guest of Mr.
and Mrs. F. E. Wetherbee, left for
his home in Dade City today. Ser Sergeant
geant Sergeant Zeigler will return to Camp
Jackson, Columbia, S. C, Saturday
after a ten-day furlough to his par
ents in Dade City.
The young people of the high school
who serenaded last night, visiting
many homes and singing most beau
tifully Christmas carols, certainly
gave great pleasure. It was regret
ted 'that they could not have visited
even more. Several people have phon
ed their thanks this morning to the
"choir invisible," as one expressed it.
Temple movie fans were greatly
pleased last night with the live pic picture,
ture, picture, "The Biggest Show," in which
Enid Bennett starred in her usual
bright and sprightly way. Tonight,
Charles Ray, who always does the un unexpected,
expected, unexpected, will be the central figure in
that most interesting picture, "A
Nine O'Clock Town."
A Christmas Wedding
At noon today, at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Harry B. Clarkson, Mr. G.
M. Brown of Ebb, Fla., and Miss
Sel ma McKinney of Electra, were
united in marriage. Mr. Brown was
located at Electra for some time and
is well known in Ocala. Both of the
young people have a great many
friends here who will wish them joy
in their new life.
Christmas at the Industrial School
The Christmas spirit at the indus
trial school was carried out most
beautifully. The festivities commenc commenced
ed commenced Christmas eve, when a wonderfully
pretty Christmas tree was lighted.
All the girls received Christmas re remembrances,
membrances, remembrances, after which a varied and
enjoyable program was given. Songs
and music were followed by the read reading
ing reading of the Christ story. Miss Camilla
Ridlon also gave a reading. Mr.
Frank Gates very kindly gave sever several
al several solos, which were enjoyed and ap appreciated
preciated appreciated by the school and several
visitors. Wednesday being visitors
day at the school, as well as Christ Christmas
mas Christmas day, the girls and their teachers
were kept very busy entertaining
callers, many visitors calling during
the afternoon. Miss Porter gave a
lovely Christmas concert, which made
happy many hearts, followed by an
impromptu program by the girls. An
interesting' number on this program
was the Christmas story given from
memory by the girls, which one vis visitor
itor visitor remarked he doubted whether
many Ocala girls in general could
tell half so well. Thus closed a most
happy Christrrfas at the industrial
Mr. and Mrs. William Wolf left to today
day today for Columbus, Ga., where they
will visit Mr. Wolf's sister for a few
days and will then go to Atlanta,
combining business with pleasure.
They will be absent for ten days.
Mrs. Raymond Bullock, who ex expected
pected expected to spend Christmas day in
Jacksonville with her son, Mr. Harry
Bullock and .bride, was disappointed,
owing to sickness in her family, and
could not make the trip.
Mrs. Lester Marsh, who has been
visiting her husband's relatives at
Zolfo, returned to this city Tuesday
for another visit to Lieut. Marsh's
parents and sisters.
That bright and pretty young lady,
Miss Doris Murry, now in one of the
departments at Washington, sends
good wishes thru the Star to her
Mr. Harley Marsh has joined his
wife at the home of her parents in
Macon Tuesday, and they will return
to Ocala together within a few days.
Mr. John Sower of Atlantaj is
spending the Christmas holidays with
his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and
Mrs. C. W. Moremen.
The Hilands family, most kindly
remembered by Ocala people, send
Christmas greetings to the Star and
all their other friends.
Mrs. T.' H. Wallis. who is vistine
relatives in New York city, has de
cided to remain until the latter part
Mr. Robert Clark of Tampa arriv
ed in the city today to be the guest of
his aunt, Mrs. J. R. Dewey until to
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A NERVOUS WRECK
From Three Years' Suffering. Saya
Cardni Made Her Well
Texas City, Tex. In an interesting
statement, Mrs. G. H. Schill, of this town,
says: "For three years I suffered untold
agony with my head. I was unable to
do any of my work.
I just wanted to sleep all the time, for
that was the only ease I could get, when
I was asleep. I became a nervous wreck
just from the awful suffering with my
- I was so nervous that the least noise
would make me jump out of my bad. I
had no energy, and was unable to do
anything. My son, a young boy, had to
do all my household duties.
. I was not able to do anything until I
took Cardui. 1 took three bottles in all,
and it surely cured me of those awful
headaches. That has been three years
ago, and I know the cure is permanent,
for I have never had any headache since
Nothing relieved me until I took Cardui.
It did wonders for me."
Try Cardui for your troubles made
from medicinal ingredients recommended
in medical books as being of benefit in
female trpubles, and 40 years of use has
proven that the books are right Begin
Wring Cardui today. NC-134
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
A well selected stock of Water Waterman's
man's Waterman's Ideal Fountain Pens to lx
found at Gerig's Drug Store, tf
EXPLAINS POISONING BY FOOD
Science Has Discarded Theory, Long
Held, That Ptomaines Are the
Cause of Infection.
Poisoning by food is no longer ex explained
plained explained as "ptomaine poisoning," but
in m address to the American Aeso-
i ciation for the Advancement of Science,
Dr. E. O. Jordan showed that It is due
either to true bacterial toxins compara comparable
ble comparable to those of diphtheria and tetanus
bacilli, or to infection with specific in infection
fection infection carried by the food article. The
best known example of the toxin-forming
microbes is the bacillus botulinus,
which has produced In the United
States 22 recorded cases of poisoning,
of which 17 were in California, whU
Great Britain has reported no cast.
This type of poisoning is rare, but in infection
fection infection with food-borne disease bac bacteria
teria bacteria seems to occur in a great number
of cases. The bacteria are either pres present
ent present i the food itself, or the food is
contaminated from human sources.
The chief food-borne infections hith hitherto
erto hitherto traced to human contamination
are typhoid fever and the various
paratyphoid infections; but to these
must be added certain infections rare rarely
ly rarely transmitted by any food except
milk, such as diphtheria, scarlet fever,
and streptococcus sore throat. The
type of Infection from food contam contaminated
inated contaminated at Its source is exemplified in
the diseases of certain food animals.
The chief infections known to De due
to food infected at its source are those
mainly meat-borne caused by tv"
group of paratyphoid x enterltidls bac bacteria,
teria, bacteria, and those resulting from the use
of infected milk. The bacterial dis diseases
eases diseases of plants do not infect man.
GREAT WRITERS NEAR DUEL
Tolstoy and Turgenev in Fierce Dis Dispute
pute Dispute That Might Have Led to
Tolstoy and Turgenev, famous Rus Russian
sian Russian novelists, were contemporaries
and friends, but on one occasion they
had a serious falling out. As gathered
from a recent biography, t'.iis is the
story of their- quarrel : The two fa fa-mouse
mouse fa-mouse novelists met at a friend's house.
Turgenev spoke enthusiastically of
his young daughter's new English gov governess,
erness, governess, mentioning that she required
the child to mend old, ragged clothes
to give to the poor. Do you consider
that good?" demanded Tolstoy. "I cer certainly
tainly certainly do," replied Turgenev ; "It makes
the charity workers realize everyday
needs." "And I think that a well well-dressed
dressed well-dressed girl with filthy, malodorous
rags in her hands Is acting an insincere
farce," commented Tolstoy. "I ask
you not to say that," exclaimed Tur Turgenev,
genev, Turgenev, hotly. "Why should I not say
what I am convinced is true?" retorted
Tolstoy. "If you say that again I will
box your ears I" Turgenev cried, white
with rage, and rushed from the room.
A duel was narrowly averted. After Afterward
ward Afterward these famous men became rec reconciled,
onciled, reconciled, and on his deathbed Turgenev
wrote an affecting note to Tolstoy, ad addressing
dressing addressing him as "the great writer of
our Russian land." Outlook.
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 ol
such other business as may legally
come before the said meeting.
23-tf Roger Dodd, Cashier.
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
Asusual Gerig's Drug tSore is dis displaying
playing displaying a very complete line Ivory
Pyralin ware. tf
OCALA, !FLA. -J
Have your Laundry ready
when our agent calls. This
will help both yourseir and
MEAT and JPOlUi-TR.lr'
We are prepared to furnish you on short notice everything in the
line of meats.
PORK CHOPS 30c ROUND STEAK 25c LOIN STEAK 25c
STEW MEAT 15c PORK SAUSAGE 29c PORK STEW 25c
APPALACBICOLA OYSTERS 70c
All Kinds of Fruit
NEW YORK MARKET
Nik Sakiotis & Co., Proprietors
And Your Country For
of Our Arms by Buying
ings Stamps This Month.
OCALA HCE & PACKMG
TttffTR WINDSOR MOTEL
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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..
RATES Froa $1.50 per day per person to $6.
ROBERT M. MEYER, J. E. KAVANAUGH
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PLUS I'M TAX
Phone 101 "1
mX. SAVINGS STAMPS
4aSVXD BY THE. 1
SEATS OH SALE AT COURT
Will the kind friend who slipped
into our sanctum about 12:50 p. m.
and left an armfull of oranges and
grapefruit and a boxfull of perfectly
golupshus fruitcake, please send in
his or her name so he or she can be
remembered in our prayers.
The nicest line of Holiday Station Stationery
ery Stationery that we have ever shown is now
at your disposal at Gerig's Drug
Lloyd S. Manly
Camp Lewis, Wash.
is home from
Just in, asplendid selection of ladies'
stationery (Crane's and Montagus) in
a great variety of tints, at the Court
Mr. W. W. Harriss left for Jack Jacksonville
sonville Jacksonville this afternoon for a few days
Mr. L. M. Raysor, the good veteran
of Lowell, is home from a visit to his
son, Clifford in Tampa.
Belleview, Dec. 26. 26.-Workers'
Workers' 26.-Workers' supper last
was a great success.
Vtut.V Hal name home from Stet-
son Friday to spend Christmas withj
hi3 parents, Mr. and Mrs. O. M. Gale.
""Mrs. Jim Shedd returned hom!
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(Continued from Third Page)
The many friends of Harry Bullock,
Saturday from spending the summer a well-known Ocala boy, now a mem mem-in
in mem-in Timmonsville, S. C. jber of-Uncle Sam's naval forces, will
Miss Mary Gale came home Satur-. be interested to learn of his mar mar-day
day mar-day from Arcadia to be with her par- riage to Mrs. Louise Studebaker, a
Mr. W. H. Dodson, better known
as Billy, is here from Jacksonville,
his numerous old-time
Jailor Chalker. asks the Star to re return
turn return thanks to Mr. C. E. Connor on
behalf of the prisoners in the county
jail for a fine box of oranges sent
them for Christmas.
Mr. J. E. Wagnon, who has been
traveling in West Florida, was in the
city today, on his way home to Fort
McCoy, where he expects to spend the
next few weeks resting.
Mrs. Clem Purvis narrowly missed
a serious accident yesterday, when
the horse she was driving in her bug buggy
gy buggy became unmanageable on North
Magnolia street. She was thrown
from the buggy to the brick street,
and knocked insensible. She was
taken to her home on Fort King ave avenue
nue avenue and shortly after reaching home
regained consciousness. The visiting
physician found no bones broken and
Mrs. Purvis is resting easy today.
I wish to say just a few words to
the poultry raisers of Marion county,
and that is, that there is a great
shortage of poultry all over this
country and the United States de department
partment department of agriculture is urging the
county and home demonstration
agents to encourage the farmers to
raise more poultry.
I therefore earnestly ask all our
farmers to give the poultry more con consideration
sideration consideration for the coming season
than ever before. We" are now at the
beginning of the hatching season in
this section; in fact, many eggs are
being incubated at the present time
by wide-awake poultry breeders and
every one who wants to make money
should get his incubator ready and
have everything in readiness to be begin
gin begin hatching in the very near future.
You will find the early hatched pul pullets
lets pullets will be much more profitable in
Any one interested in poultry rais raising
ing raising and wishing any bulletins on same
can get them by calling at the coun county
ty county agents' office or writing Dr. N. W.
Sanborn, extension poultry husband husbandman,
man, husbandman, extension department, Gaines Gainesville,
ville, Gainesville, Fla. Harvey Blackburn,
Emergency Demonstration Agent.
W. K. Lane, M. D., Physician and
Surgeon, specialist Eye, Ear, Nose and
Throat, Law Library Building, Ocala,
ents for Christmas. 4
William Fielding returned home
Monday from Gainesville.
Miss Hazel Smith and sisters, Miss
Myrtle Smith of Pittsburg, Pa., and
Mrs. Wfcrren Smith of High Point, N.
C, and Mrs. Newman and son,
George of Greensboro, N. C, came
Sunday to be with their parents, Mr.
and Mrs. S. N. Smith for Christmas.
Mr. C. A. Bruderly, one of Uncle
Sam's boys in the navy at Key West,
is spending Christmas with his wife,
Mrs. Bruderly and her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Crosby.
Mrs. V. D. Pratt returned to Jack Jacksonville
sonville Jacksonville Monday to eat Christmas
dinner with her husband.
Mr. Kenneth Merrill came homei
Wednesday and will spend a few days I
with his parents before returning to
his work in Jacksonville.
Don't forget the dance Dec. 31st at
the league hall. Come and dance the
old year out and the new year in.
Mrs. Maggie Pelot and Mrs. S. G.
Thomas are on the sick list.
Mrs. Edvin Griffin and baby came
Saturday to be with Mrs. Pierce thru
The Christmas entertainment at
the town hall last Tuesday evening
was much enjoyed by all.
Christmas eve the people of Belle Belleview
view Belleview enjoyed an entertainment by the
school children. Under the supervis
ion of Mrs. Ellen F. Bush the town
hall was decorated with greens, mak making
ing making it a beautiful bower of Christ Christmas
mas Christmas cheer and greeting. The who.le
entertainment was a piece of work
any large city would have been proud
to offer to the ppeople.
We could not fail to notice the
quiet ease and grace with which each
child carried out their part of the
program, and we realize the time, en energy
ergy energy and thought that must have
been used to make the entertain entertainment
ment entertainment such a .success. Belleview cer certainly
tainly certainly is fortunate to be able to keep
Prof, and Mrs. Ashworth, and may
feel sure that the children are get-
tinga training that will follow them
through life in a moral, social and
Tinkling Parasols (a Christmas
fantasie), was an idea of Mrs. Ash Ash-worth's.
worth's. Ash-worth's. It was a drill of easy grace
and motion, and gave one the im impression
pression impression of a bed of Oriental poppies,
swaying in the breeze. But this pop poppy
py poppy bed must have been the home of
the fairies, for we could hear their
silvery laugh like the tinkling of tiny
Christmas cheer pervaded Belle Belleview
view Belleview to such an extent that even the
scarecrows from the corn fields as
serted their rights and took posses possession
sion possession of the stage, giving the audience
as well as themselves a rattling good
It would take too much valuable
space to comment on each piece, but
we feel that we must mention the
somrs "Miehtv God and Prince of
Peace" and "My Faith Looks Up to
The entertainment was ended by
Mr. Tanner with a shortv address and
prayer. The Christmas tree was well
loaded with presents to gladden the
hearts of the little ones. After the
presents had been distributed the
merry party wended their way home
pronouncing it the very best Christ
mas eve entertainment the school
had ever had.
THEATRE ONE NIGHT
charming lady of Goshen, Ind. The
marriage took place in Jacksonville
one day this week. The young couple
are making their home in Jackson Jacksonville,
ville, Jacksonville, and as soon as Harry can be
off long enough his Ocala friends
hope he will bring his bride to see
Miss Irene Tompkins will enter entertain
tain entertain tonight at a theater party at 7
o'clock in honor of her guests, Misses
Emma Glynn Alexander and Eunice
Odell and her friend. Miss Henrietta
Miss Tompkins will greet her
guests in the Temple lobby. Punch
will be served by Miss Kathleen Leit Leit-ner.
ner. Leit-ner. After enjoying the pictures the
hostess and her guests will repair to
the Court Pharmacy, where a refresh refreshment
ment refreshment course will be served.
Those invited to enjoy the party,
besides the hostess and. honorees, are
Misses Kathleen Leitner, Lois Liv
ingston, Ullaine Barnett, Isabel Da
vis, Callie Gissendaner. Camille
Glynn, Emma Guinn Alexander and
Messrs. Albert Harriss, Andrew Nev Neville,
ille, Neville, Otis Green, Robert Hall, Mar Marshall
shall Marshall Cam, Tom Wallis, Earl Hall,
Bob Chace and Fred Winer.
Dr. James Chace is here from Jack Jacksonville,
sonville, Jacksonville, the Christmas guest of his
son, Dr. J. E. Chace and family.
Mrs. Annie Van Deman is in the
city for a fortnight's visit to her sis sister,
ter, sister, Mrs. W. W. Harriss.
Mrs. Harry Holcomb is entertain
ing her three nephews, John Norris,
Garland and Bruce Unchurch of Jack
NOT A MOVING PICTURE
The Same No. 1 Company and Production Which Plays Tampa, St.
Petersburg, Atlanta, Jacksonville, Macon, Birmingham and Savannah
a Si I 1 1 hv- $ mm
This is the Only Company on Tour Presenting this
Play and the Same that Played all Cities last Year.
Will be Seen in the Role of
June, Made Famous by
And Millions of Others Read the
Book. See this World Famous Play.
PRICES: 50c, 75c, $1.00, $1,50 SEATS NOW ON SAIE
r o j I
ruiy your tur ULAaa eany ior FOR SALi: At a bargam, a com
holiday presents. We are now show- piete suite of dining room furniture.
ing an elegant line. Tymngs & m., phone 332. 26-3t
opposite Jiarrington Hotel. tf
LOST At Martel. white and brown
Those odd pieces of Ivory toilet shotted pointer doe: has small brown
articles would be appreciated by her spot 0n top of head, and white streak
for a holiday gut. ine uourt rnarm- down face. Three years old. Salable
acy, south of the square. 13-tf reward for information leading to his
Walter Ray, Martel. 6t
For Economical Transportation
Sj A Chevrolet "Four-Ninety" Touring V
fjjF' car is a profitable investment for it VX
iM yields substantial dividends in effic-
ienv service. L
InJ It is a safe investment for the ex- KB
IRj cellence of its construction protects
R It is an attractive investment for KB
IN te body has a beauty and richness of kqj
Ikj finish quite unusual with cars of its Nl
Vk It is an economical investment for Jn
its first cost is modest and its upkeep iMf
Bl Ocala Iron Works Garage ffl
Ocala, Florid:, w yw
" Tourmg Cir, "850
RiTES: Six line maximum. one
time 25c; three times 50c; six times
Y5c; one month ?3. Payable in advance.
WANTED, LOST, FOUND, FOK
SALE, FOR RENT AND SIM SIMILAR
ILAR SIMILAR LOCAL NEEDS
Accurate and prompt prescription
service is always at your command WANTED Two honest,
here. Ask your doctor, lydines & hr.vs t parrv Times-Union
Co., druggists. Phone 30.
Must have bicycle. A. E.
HANG ON TO LIBERTY BONDS
FOR SALE A good 1915 model Ford
touring car. Apply to L. E. Yonce at
Maxwell Service Station. 12-19-tf
Timely Warning to Those Who May
Be Tempted to Trade Them for
Several million people who are not
used to investing in stocks and bonds
have of late become Investors in the
Liberty loan. The effect, we hear,
has not escaped the attention of va
rious bands of thieves, says a writer
in the Saturday Evening Post.
The return upon an Investment In
government bondsi four per cent
seems small out in the country, where
money loaned on good farm mortgages
has been fetching six or seven or eight
per cent. It is said some get-ticn
quick artists are oiling up their old
paraphernalia and preparing to ac
cept Liberty bonds In exchange for
engravings that promise far higher re
In spite of the laws that many
states have enacted, there Is still op
portunity for the blue-sky swindler to
clean up a community and beat tfce
sheriff to the state line. Look out
for these gentry. Remember thatan'.v
investment which promises a. very;
high return, along with absolute secur
ity, Is quite sure to be a swindle. The
shrewdest Investors In the world can cannot
not cannot find Investments that yield more
than six Der cent Interest and are
practically free from risk.
Never deal with strangers. If any
investment that looks tempting is pre
sented to you, go to the bank and in
quire about It. We hope millions of
these new investors will keep their
Liberty bonds Indefinitely. They are
mnvenlent thlnsrs to have. But If
you do think of converting your Lib
erty bond, beware of the wildcat. Do
not keen a bond round the house.
where accident or theft may put you
to much inconvenience or entail an
outrlKht loss. Take It to the bank for
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
Let us quote you prices
on a Monument or Head Headstone
stone Headstone to mark the last rest resting
ing resting place off your loved
MARBLE OR GRANITE.
OCALA MARBLE WORKS
E. W. LEAVENGOOD, Mgr.
N. Magnolia St.
THE PRAISE CONTINUES
Everywhere We Hear Good Reports
of Doan's Kidney Pills
Ocala is no exception. Every section
of the U. S. responds with praise of
Doan's Kidney Pills. Fifty thousand
Eersons are giving testimony in their
ome newspapers. The sincerity of
these witnesses, the fact that they
live so near, is the ebst proof or tne
merit of Doan's. Here's an Ocala case.
Mrs. F.-Henderly, 716 Alvarez bt.,
says: "l usea uoans jvianey xrm
when suffering with a weak back.
When I did any heavy work, my DacK
gave me a lot of distress and often it
twitched. My kidneys were disordered
and I felt all run down. I procured
Doan's Kidney Pills at Gerig's Drug
Store and they brought excellent re
sults and soon- had me feeling nne.
Since then, when I have had the need
of a kidney medicine, I have resorted
to Doan's and they have never failed
to prove satisfactory.
Price 6Uc. at an dealers, uoni
simply ask for a kidney remedy get
Doan's Kidney Pills the same that
Mrs. Henderly had. Foster-Milburn
Co., Mfgrs., Buffalo, N. Y. Adv. 1U
Bought and Sold.
Wc Pay the Highest Cash Prices.
Write for Prices to
TAMPA BAG COMPANY
POSTOFFICE BOX 592 Lon? Distance Phone 4475
LESS MEAT IF
. AND KIDNEYS HURT
Take a glass of Salts to flush Kidneyi
if Bladder bothers you Drink
lot of water.
TRANSFER .L STORAGE
A UTO :
DJired at Ocala.
The legs of the elephant differ from
those of the more familiar large ani
mals in the fact that the ankle and
the wrist the so-called knee of the
horse's foreleg are not far above the
sole of the hind foot and the forefoot
resembling man's joints In that re respect
spect respect while the true knee-joint, called
7 the "stifle" In horse's, instead of be-
ing, as in horses, high up, close against
the body, strongly flexed even when at
j rest, and obscured by the skin, is far
1 below the body, free and obvious
j enough." In fact, the elephant keeps
I the thigh and the upper arm perpen-
dieular, and in line with the lower seg seg-I
I seg-I ment of the limb when he is standing,
j so that the legs are pillarlike. But he
bends the joints amply when In quick
movement. The hind legs seen in ac action,
tion, action, resemble. In the proportions of
thigh, foreleg and foot, and the bend bending
ing bending at the knee and ankle, very closely
those of a man walking Mon all fours.
Eating meat regularly eventually pro produces
duces produces kidney trouble in some form or
other, says a well-known authority, be;
eause the uric acid in meat excites the
kidneys, they become overworked; get
sluggish; clog up aad cause all sorts of
distress, particularly backache and mis misery
ery misery in the kidney region; rheumatic twin twinges,
ges, twinges, severe headaches, acid etomach, con constipation,
stipation, constipation, torpid liver, sleeplessness,
bladder and urinary irritation.
The moment your back hurts or kid kidneys
neys kidneys aren't acting right, or if bladder
bothers you, get about four ounces of
Jad Salts from any good pharmacy;
take a tablespoonf ul in a glass of water
before breakfast for a few days and your
kidneys will then 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 clogged kidneys and stimulate them
to normal activity; also to neutralixs the
acids in the urine so it no longer irri irritates,
tates, irritates, thus ending bladder disorders.
Jad Salts cannot injure anyone;
makes a delightful effervescent Uthia Uthia-water
water Uthia-water drink which millions of men and
women take now and then to keep the
kidneys and urinary organs clean, thus
avoiding serious kidney disease.
Start the New Year i YOU HAVE. TRIED THE. REST-
right. Properly fitted ;
brighter and happier
Dr. K. J. Weihe f
Eyesight Specialist j
Graduate Optometrist i
With V.Vihe Co., Jewelers. Ocala, Fla
riOW UiH THE BEST
. A t.
It is the best from every angle yon
cccfcider it ITS FINISH is glossy
and lasts longest because it contains
jno adulterated oil; ITS DURABILI DURABILI-j'l
j'l DURABILI-j'l Y is assured because the Oil is Pure
Ithe pigments and colors are the best
lend thev are Fcientifically balanced
I ior service. IT IS MOST ECONOMi ECONOMi-I
I ECONOMi-I CAL because a can cf 2-1-1 is all
! Paint Price your Linseed Oil at
j C Trice, thereby raving from 50
cents to 80 cents per gallon, accod accod-ling
ling accod-ling tr the price of Linseed Oil.
MADIA NEWTON IN "OH, BABY,
TEMPLE THEATER DEC. SO
THE MARION HARDWARE i O.