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OCALA, FLORIDA, THURSDAY, JUNE 24. 1920.
VOL. 26, NO. 151
PHONE MESSAGE TO
Wilson May Talk to the Delegates
Across America from
Washington, June 24. It is report
ed from San .Francisco that President
Wilson would address the national
democratic convention on the long
distance telephone from the White
COLBY SPOKE FOR WILSON
Chicago, June 24. Bainbridge Col
by, secretary of state, and delegate to
the democratic national convention,
who stopped in Chicago yesterday on
his way to San Francisco, denied he
was taking any of President Wilson's
ciictums to the convention.
"President Wilson ha3 too much re
spect for his party to attempt to in
trude his ideas or force his ideas upon
the party in an open convention," he
said. "I have had many conferences
with the president but we have not
discussed a thir dterm for him nor
candidates for the presidency. Per
sonally I think the convention will be
singularly free from any attempt
from any quarter to influence its de
liberations or to give direction to its
IT WILL BE FORCED ON McADOO
New York, June 24. William G.
McAdoo declared yesterday that m
telegraphing Burris A. Jenkins he had
done everything in his power to per
suade the Kansas City minister ana
newspaper publisher- not to present
hi3 name to the San Francisco con
vention for the democratic presiden
"What more can I do?" he asked
after reading Mr. Jenkins' reiterated
declaration that he would nominate
Mr. McAdoo, either with or without
AFTER MEN HIGH UP
r ' (Associated Press)
New York, June 24. Indictment of
Charles F. Murphy, leader of Tam
many Hall, and five others on charges
of conspiracy to defraud the United
States by falsifying income ta re
turns and attempted intimidation of
Louis N. Hartog, a wealthy manufac
turer, through criminal prosecution,
was announced here yesterday. The
indictments, which were returned sec
retly by the extraordinary grand jury,
came as a great surprise. Murphy is
now on his way to the democratic na
tional convention at San Francisco.
Belleview, June 23. Miss Hilda
Monroe and Mrs. J. W. Nelson return
ed home last Thursday from a pleas
ant visit with friends in Jacksonville.
The rod and gun club enjoyed a
shooting match and picnic at Smith
Lake Thursday afternoon. The ladies
were also invited and enjoyed the aft
ernoon to the fullest extent.
Miss Marjorie Merrill returned
home Sunday from Lady Lake, where
she has been the guest of Miss Ger
trude Carter for a few days.
. Miss Gertrude Carter, Pete Harvey,
Theresa Aukel and Archie Harvey of
Lady Lake were Sunday afternoon
callers at the home of Miss Marjorie
Mrs. Harry Jones is visiting in
Wildwbod this week.
Rev. Hines of Ocala will preach at
the Baptist church Sunday afternoon
at 3 o'clock. This is Dr. Hines' last
sermon before his vacation. All are
cordially invited to this sermon.
At the B. Y. P. U. Sunday evening
the young men will have charge of J
the program. This is promised by
them to be an interesting meeting,
and all are invited.
Blitchton, June 23. Mr. Henry
Fhillips and sister. Miss Jessie Phil
lips of Bay City, Texas, were visitors
Mrs. M. Hammons, Miss Rowena
Hammons and Miss Elsie Coulter at
tended services at Morriston Sunday.
Messrs. Goree Blitch and James
Sanders spent the week end at Irvine.
Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Fant and Leone,
Miss Dollie Blitch and Messrs. Landis
and Loonis. Blitch spent Sunday at
Miss Elpise Palmore was the guest
Sunday night and Monday of Mrs.
Dollie Blitch, en route to her home at
Lakeland from Mcintosh.
WANTS TO KNOW
WHERE IT WENT
Sedalia, Mo., June 24. Republicans
from throughout Missouri met; here
today ; to determine whether action
will be taken against : state party
leaders involved in the distributionof
$38,000 of Lowden presidential cam
paign funds in Missouri.
EIGHT OH THE
Prospect Good for a Battle at San
Francisco Over Question
San Francisco, June 24. The pre
liminary concention got into a period
of hurry and scramble today with the
appearance of one after another of
the men who will play leading parts
at the great meeting. In the whisper
ing behin dthe screen the question of
the party's policy toward prohibition
was the big these of agitation with
prospects for a fight on the conven
tion floor growing better and better.
Discussion of presidential candidates
wa3 still well in the background.
Two new arrivals today attracted
particular attention. One was Sena
tor Carter Glass, frosh from Wash
ington and generally reported to have
brought the president's own draft of
the platform. The other was Charles
F. Murphy, the Tammany leader, who
came direct from a conference with
the old line party strategists at
French Lick Springs, Indiana. Both
are as Imsy as beavers but as silent
and cagey as mice. They refused to
Anthony, June 22. Mr. and Mrs. E.
C. Beuchler accompanied by Miss An
nie Benton Fuller of Ocala, spent sev
eral days in Jacksonville last week.
Miss Lillian Baskin returned home
Sunday from a pleasant trip to Tam
pa. Mrs. E. A. Shealy, after spending
some time in Fort Lauderdale with
her daughter, Mrs. Roy McJunkin, re
turned to Anthony. Friday; and will
leave Thursday for a few weeks' visit
to her daughter. Miss Mildred Shealy,
who is in Washington.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Boon and lit
tle daughter of Larkins are visitors
in Anthony this week.
Mr. J. E. Leitner lost a nice horse
Mr. H. A. Meadows' dwelling on the
farm was 'destroyed by fire Monday
morning. Very little furniture was
The ice cream supper at the Bap
tist church Friday night proved a suc
cess. Mrs. N. K. Higginbotham and lit
tle daughter of Gainesville are guests
of Mrs. Higginbotham's parents, Mr.
and Mrs. J. M. Gates.
Prof. H. G. Shealy of Sparr was
here Monday greeting friends and re
ceiving congratulations over his vic
tory in the campaign for county
Last week the night express, No.
2, was robbed while making its stop
here. Several valuable packages were
found later on the track. They con
tained silk suits, georgette dresses
and other expensive clothing.
Mr. R. R. Russell, Mr. Sam Lamb
and Mr. Lee Priest are loading sev
eraf cars with watermelons this week.
Mrs. J. R. Harmon, who has been
visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Henry Lamb, returned to her home
in Tampa Sunday.
The J. Q. Boyd store was entered
Sunday night from the rear by a
burglar. The postoffice was also en
tered and 50 cents taken from the
stampdrawer. Mrs. Elma Boyd Mor
rison's store in the same building was
robbed of millinery and ladies' ready
made goods amounting to about $200.
The burglar emptied box after box
and replaced them on the shelves, go
ing out from the rear door and lock
ing it after him. Tracks were fol
lowed for some distance, but up to this
time no arrests have been made.
Monday night a car loaded with Mr.
R. R. Russell's melons was on the sid
ing ready for shipment. The seal was
broken, the car opened and a good
many melons stolen. It looks like
some steps should be taken to find
Tuesday evening Mr. Ralph Man
ning was on his way to Ocala. His
car struck a cow, and the car wax
Misses Donnie and Ola Sims return
ed Wednesday from a pleasant trip
to Norfolk, Va., where they spent
some time with hteir brother, Lawton
Miss Elizabeth Cole has returned
home from Tampa, where she has
Mr. Woods and Mr. G. A. Hagar oi
Plant City were visitors in Anthony
Saturday and Sunday.
KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS
Ocala, Lodge No. 19. Conventions
held every Monday evening at 7:30
o'clock at the Castle Hall, over the G.
C. Greene Co. drugstore. A cordial
welcome to visiting brothers.
W. Mv Parker, C. C.
I Chas. K. Sage, K. of R. & S.
:-Dont fail to visit the Guarantee
Clothing & Shoe Company. Every
thing we sell is guaranteed. We're
fighting for QUALITY not prices, tf
FOB THE SISTERS
Legislature of Tennessee Will be Call
ed to Act, but Its Action May
Not Ik? Legal
Washington, June 24. Assistant
Attorney General Frierson has advis
ed Governor Roberts of Tennessee,
that the legislature of that state could
ratify the sufTracre amendment with
out submitted the issue to the people
The question of constitutionality hing
ed on a clause in the state constitu
tion which provides any action on a
federatl amendment must be taken by
a legislature elected after the amend
ment has been submitted to the state.
Governor Roberts announced last
night he would call a special session
of the legislature to act, but was in
doubt whether ratification would be
constitutional. Mr. Frierson held that
the recent decision of the supreme
court in the Ohio referendum invali
dated the clause in the Tennessee con
stitution. I L ET( 1 1 E RS M A JO R IT Y
Official tabulation of the vote case
for United States senator in the June
8 primary, received here yesterday
from Tallahassee, shows Senator D.
U. Fletcher's majority over Sidney J.
Catts to be 37,297 practically two
and a half to one.
A total of 87,311 votes were polled
in the senatorial contest, Senator
Fletcher receiving 02,304 and Gover
nor Catts 25,007.
Probably no such trouncing has ever
been administered to a senatorial can
didate in the history of the state. Of
the fifty-four counties in Florida, Sen
ator Fletcher carried fifty-one by big
majorities. The three counties car
ried by Catts were Holmes by 35 ma
jority, Okaloosa by six and Washing
ton by 237. Two of these counties,
Holmes and Okaloosa border on Ala
bama, and Woshincrton is just one
county removed from that state.
Based upon percentage of vote cast,
Finellas gave Senator Fletcher his
largest majority, being seven or eight
to one. A total of 1951 votes were
cast, in that county for the two candi
dates, Fletcher getting 1717 and
Catts 240, the former's majority be
Duval county cast 9G74 votes for
the two candidates, Fletcher receiving
70G2 Catts 2612, Fletcher's majority
Misses Annie Brooks and Virginia
Grimes of Statesboro, Ga., attractive
guests at the home of their grand
father, Mr. Raiford Simmons, were
prettily complimented yesterday aft
ernoon at an auction party given them
by thei raunt, Mrs. Paul Simmons, at
her lovely home on Oklawaha avenue.
The hostess informally received
with her honor guests at the front en
trance and after the guests were in
troduced to them they were invited
into the two front rooms, where they
were introduced to Mrs. Grimes,
Miss Grimes' mother. Shasta daisies
and quantities of handsome pink roses
enhanced the inviting appearance of
Three tables for auction were plac
ed in these two rooms and for several
hours a most jolly time was spent,
during which punched was served by
Mrs. Grimes and Mrs. Levarett Futch.
Peanuts and candy in abundance in
cut glass bon-bon dishes were on the
tables during the games, and at the
conclusion of the games a refreshing
ice course with cake and mints were
enjoyed by the guests.
Miss Lucille Gissendaner made the
highest score and she was awarded a
dainty set of lingerie clasps, and a
lovely vanity bag was presented to
the Misses Grimes in remembrance of
the happy occasion. The consolation
prize, a vanity box, fell to Miss Meme
The following ladies enjoyed the
afternoon with Mrs. Simmons and the
Misses Grimes: Misses Meme Davis,
Sarah Dehon and her guest, Ruth
Picknor of Athens, Ga., Jess Dehon,
Rhoda Thomas, Elizabeth and Mar
garet Hocker, Helen Jones, Lucille
Gissendaner andLoureen Spencer,
Mrs. Grimes and Mrs. Futch.
GLAD HAND FOR GUATEMALA
Washington, June 24. The Her
rera government of Guatemalan which
succeeded that of Cabrera, has been
recognized by the United States, the
state department announced today.
I The annual meeting of the stock
. holders of the Clarkson Hardware Co.
! will be held at their office in Ocala,
i Fla., July Cth, 1920, at 8 o'clock p. m.
! F. E. Wetherbee,
ti!17-6 Secretary and Treasurer.
SPLIT THREE WAYS
FROM THE CENTER
Railway Labor Board in Chicago is
Divided on the Question
Chicago, June 24. A well confirm
ed report in labor circles today said
the railway labor board is divided
three ways on the wages controversy,
the labor group holding out for an
award which the company and public
representatives on the board think
exorbitant, and the company group
refusing to concede an award that the
public group holds reasonable.
REPLY TO WILSON
Washington, June 24. President
Wilson has a reply from the railroad
labor board in Chicago, promising to
expedite an award in the railroad
wage controversy. The message was
in reply to the one sent by the presi
dent. BOARD OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION
Ocala, Fla., June 9, 1920.
The board of public instruction in
and for Marion county, met this the
9th day of June, 1920, in regular ses
sion with W. L. Colbert, chairman, C.
R. Veal and A. J. Stephens, present.
The secretary read the minutes of
the last meeting and the same were
Mr. R. A. Burford, attorney " for
Mr. W. A. Hammond and J. E. Pas
ley, appeared before the board and
protested against the board declaring
the result of the election held on
June 1st to create a special tax school
district at Ebenezer. Mr. Burford
claimed that the advertisement for
the election having been changed in
process of advertising, rqade the ad
The board called on Hocker & Mar
tin for their opinion in the matter and
they stated that the advertisement
was illegal and that would make the
election illegal and the board could
not 'enforce the collection of taxes.
The board on the advise of its at
torney declined to declare the result
of the election and instructed the
secretary to notify the patrons that
they would have to commence anew in
order to create the school district.
Hosia Lewis, supervisor of the
Jerusalem colored school, appeared
before the board and asked for an
addition of one room to be built to
their school house. The patrons wore
asked to get up the cost of material
and present to the board at the next
meeting and that the board would as
sist as much as possible, provided the
patrons would do all the work or pay
Mr. B. C. Webb appeared before the
board and asked for assistance in
building a new school house at Ken
drick. The board agreed to appro
priate $800 for a new school building,
provided the district would provide
funds to complete the building, build
ing estimated to cost not less than
The superintendent was instructed
to advertise for bids to repair and
put in good condition, according , to
plans and specifications now in the
superintendent's office, the heating
plants at the Ocala high school and
the Ocala primary school.
The board agreed to furnish piping
.. . -JV
AT TARGET PRACTICE
All our latest warships carry their
own aeroplanes for scouting and spot
The plane is just leaving the deck
of a ship for a spin during which the
observer snapped the pictures of a
division of battleships' shots landing
around the target. It is not very
difficult for him to see that they were
all pretty close.
The platform from which the plane
starts on its cruise can be erected in
less than an hour so that the fighting
efficiency of the ship is in no was les
sened by having this tremendous aid
to one's vision on board.
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ROUNDING UP THE
OIL STOCK ROGUES
Federal Agents Chasing Scamps Who
Have Been Using the Mails
New York, June 24. Four oil com
panies, ten brokerage houses ' and
about fifty individuals have been in
dieted by the federal grand jury for
using the mails to defraud investors
ouc of millions. Federal agents thru-
out the country are now engaged in
rounding up the men indicted, charg
ed with making misrepresentations
regarding oil propositions, and pay
mg dividends out of money obtained
from the sale of stock.
and pump for the Mount Olive school.
provided the patrons will do all the
The board agreed to furnish ceiling
for the Magnolia colored school, pro
vided patrons do the work.
The board also agreed to furnish
material for a new room to Liberty
Chapel school, provided patrons pay
for all work.
Mr. J. K. Christian and trustees of
Mcintosh school were authorized to
have school house repaired inside and
the house painted.
The .board appointed Edward
Speights supervisor of the Elmwood
school to fill the unexpired term of C.
H. Hamilton, resigned.
There being only one bid in for the
building of the Reddick new school
building, the advertisement for the
erection of the building was ordered
continued until June 25th, when the
board will meet to open bids.
The trustees of the Oak Hill school
were authorized to make' arrange
ments to have their school transport
ed to the Fairfield school.
The superintendent reported that
he had closed a deal with Weil, Roth
& Co. to buy $25,000 worth of the
Ocalaspecial district 5 per cent,
"bends due 1934, at 99 per cent. and
recommended accepting this as it will
stop the interest on these bonds for
The chairman and secretary were
authorized to draw warrants on the
interest and sinking fund of the
Ocala district for $24,750 to take up
these bonds and for $1209.03 accu
mulated interest on same. Said bonds
to be taken up and canceled, numbers
from one to twenty-five, both numbers
The board agreed to meet on June
29th to prepare and adopt a budget
for the school year beginning July 1,
The depository reports were check
ed over and found to be. apparently
Mr. W. K. Zewadski, attorney for
C. W. Cannon, addressed a commu
nication to the board claiming that
the board owed C. W. Cannon and
Mrs. C. Wr. Cannon for four months
teaching and asked the board to make
some settlement of same. The com
munication was laid over until the
next regular meeting of the board.
No further business appearing, the
board adjourned to meet in regular
session on Tuesday, July 6th, 1919.
. W. D. Carn, Secretary.
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Owing to Fact that Government
Takes No Decisive Action,;
Great Alarm Prevails
London, June Encr.. 24. S ir Hamair
Greenwood, chief secretary for Ire
land, today received another urgent
telegram from Londonderry mao-i-
trates expressing alarm that Tin n-
tion is being taken by the government
in connection with the fie-htin th,Vr .
They consider the situation desperaiV
ano iear it will become worse. -T! -
message adds that the food supph U-
running out and the Eras sunnlv K !
most exhausted. - -
HOSPITALS FULL -Londonderry,
June 24. More E
ish troops have arrived and acth
in an effort to protect life and nrc
erty had a quieting effect today. Or1.
an occasion shot was heard after mi,"- ' '
Right, Two snipers were arresl.M- ,
and a number killed or iniured in tho
fighting yesterday and last night. The
hospitals are filled with the injured-.-..
NEXT .MEETING OF THE .-";
Madrid. June 24. The next mppt.
ing the council of the League of Na
tions will be held at San Sebastian.
July 27th, it was announced here to
day. KILLED BY EXPLOSION
Springfield, 111., June 24. Two men
were killed and four injured in an ex
plosion at the plant of the Western
Cartridge Company here today.;
GREEKS HAVE BEGUN
- - (Associated Press)
Smyrna, June 24. A Greek armv
has begun an offensive against the
Turkish nationalist forces, accordins
to a Greek army headquarters official
CARD OF THANKS
To my friends and supporters who
stood by me in the last primary, of
June 8th, I want to extend my ain-,
cere thanks and to those who did not
support me I have the kindest feeling.
I thank you.
Yours truly, Walter C. Credle.
Anthony, Fla., June 24, 1920.
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
Jake Brown, Secretary.
A. L. Lucas, W. M.
COW PEAS AND BEGGARWEED
Whippoorwill, 6.25; Whippoorwill
mixed, $6; Iron and Clay mixed, $6.25;
New Era, $6.25; Cream Crowd er,
$6.50; Beggarweed, 75c. pound. Send
orders at once to Deans Seed, So.,
Orlando, Fla. 14-10t