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The Evening Star
PORTER & HARDING, Publishers. SUBSCRIPTION SO CENTS PER HONTH. $5.00 per Year. Sets, per Copy at News Stands. LET US HAVE BONDS. We have felt for some time that the people of Ocala need more con cert of action and pushing enter prise to develop our resources and build up our town. Our natural advantages surpass those of any interior town in the state. We are within fifty miles of the Gulf and five miles of the world renown ed Silver Springs. We are abun dantly able, as a city, to build and equip a railroad to Silver Springs and put on a line of steamboats to Jacksonville, which will make Ocala a basing point and reduce our freight rates fully one-half. This will enable our merchants to compete with Jacksonville, Palatka and other neighboring cities. As long as our business men have to pay such enormous freights Ocala never can hope to be any thing but a little way station. It ?s said to be an actual fact that !' ilatka has such an advantage in : hrs on account of her water insportation that her wholesale uses can s:ll goods at a profit in cala. The road to Silver Springs would correct this. How can wc get it? Let the city of Ocala bond itself f r $50,000 and build it. The road will pay for itself in five years and increase our business fifty per cent. 1 ne citizens 01 ucaia are pay- ing taxes on over a million dollars worth f property and these bonds would sell like hot cakes at a fourth of July picnic. No trouble about getting the money. Then too, it will be spent in Ocala for labor and material. Our laboring class- -'11 L. C t 1 1 1 4. es win get prunutuic luipioymciii 1 during these hard times and our merchants will get their cash trade. Everybody will be bene fited. With this new line of transpor tation our farmers could find more profitable sales for their droducts and factories and other industries woulo spring up as a natural con sequence. We cannot too strong ly commend our wide-awake mayor and enterprising city council for the noble stand they have taken in this matter. They see the true condition of Ocala and the imper ative necessity of giving our peo ple profitable employment. It is true we have very little money now, but, heaven be thanked, we have a splendid credit and let us use it judiciously and pull our selves out of the ditch. The city of Jacksonville issued a million dollars worth of bonds a short time ago and now it is more prosperous than before the freeze, The laboring classes are all em- ployed at fair wages and the city is being built up and beautified. Let Ocala have bonds. It is the only way out of the difHcul ty as we see it. Mayor Reardon says he has r. v.!r built a railroad, neither has any other man in Ocala, excepting Herbert Anderson, but he would urg- upon thrt people to build one to iv :r iniiirs. It electricitv is n' practicable, then use steam. i j - - PATRONIZE OCALA HOUSE BARBER SHOP O. V. M c C O Y,l PROPRIETOR. The oldest and best established Barber in the city. Only expert workmen em ploy eel. IN AND ABOUT THE TOWN. Somethings You Know and Some things You Don't Know. J. V. Burke went to Fernandina today. L. Haisley ran down to Tampa last niht. Walter Stevens left today for Jacksonville. W. A. Dutton, of Istachatta, is in town today. Haven't heard of a scrap for two days. Hurrah for Ocala! Dr. D. A. Smith, of Anthony, made Ocala a visit yesterday. Judge Samuel F. Marshall has gone to Jacksonville on business, j Prof. W. S. Pike and wife took ; in the excursion to Tampa last j night. B. Y. Snowden went to Tampa last night, where he is likely to lo cate permanently. j After all we said to the contrary , Miss Bessie Mood' got off to ! Tampa last night.- Charles Constans, the rustling Hellenic fruit vender, has betaken himself to Tampa. J. R. Williams, night clerk at the Montezuma, is again at his post after a short illness. Our efficient sheriff has gone out to Klmvvood to visit his familv D. A. Miller, the popular circuit clerk, returned yesterday from taking in the sights of Tampa. Any person desiring a nice home with one acre of land set out with bearing fruit trees, can secure one by paying a small amount of cash and easy monthly payments. En- quire at oTAR office, a large part of our population is n Tampa today and at Picnic Isl- and besporting themselves in the briny deep and sunburning their backs. There is nothing like an excursion, anyway. At the weekly card party given by the Rifles last night the ladies' prize was carried off by Mrs. Geo. Nash, while Walter E. Cason, ow ing to his well known abilities in this line, won the gentleman's prize. Walter don't knqw any of us today. Mrs. Cash Thomas and family left today for Pensacola, where they will spend about two months, attcr whlch they will go on to At- lanta, where they will join Mr. Thomas, who is employed there. "Cash" will stay in Ocala to look after his cigar interests. The ladies of the Baptist church will serve refreshments next Sat urday at the store room formerly occupied by Mrs. Sternberg. Lunch, ice cream and cake will be served. The ladies of the society wish to extend thanks to the pub Hc for the very liberal patrpnage extended to them in their former undertakings of this kind. GAS ! GAS ! W. G. Barry, p- ox Practical Plumber and Contractor. Barrys patent air and gas bur ners are cleaner, rhenner. snfpr than wood or soline. Pipe -as lights, fire places and all kinds of stoves for heating. Not necessary w ""J onmao -u.-us..- ed on all work. Satisfaction guar anteed. TRAINED NURSE. Mrs. L. C. Clark, Trained Nurse. Best of references all over city and from all local physicians. Call at Woolf's Bakery. All correspon dence answered promptly. If you have an old book that you wish to preserve, toke it to the Witness job office and have it bound. D. E. Mclver, UNDERTAKER and EM BALM ER Carrvinir a full line of Undertakers' V Supplies, Wooden and Metallic caskets, ljiinai kodcs, etc. Ord ers bv mail and teietr raph promptly executed Miller Block. The New Brunswick Restaurant, Misses Richards & Ha!,ett, Proprietors. Board $3.50 per Week. Regular Meals 25 Cents. r Hot lunches, coffee, etc., at all hours of the clay and night. Ex tra dishes served at moderate prices. Open Monday. m Haisley block. Red Oak House, Board and Lodging. Nice, large, airy rooms, best of table accommodations, pleasant lo cation, one block south fromtF. C. & P. depot, on Magnolia street. Rates from 75c. to $1.50 per day. Special rates by the week. D. S. LITTLE, Prop., OCALA, - FLA. rof. A. M. Mention will give private instruction in any branches to a limited number of pupils. An excel lent opportunity for students to prepare for required exam ination next session. 6.6t W. fl. Lucius, Stalls 1 and 3, City Market, ! will keep constantly on hand a full ' ' supply of j Florida and Western Beef Pork, Mutton, Chickens, Eggs and Vegetables of all kinds. Try our Silver Churn Butterine on Ice. T. A. YANCEY, Butcher, City Market, . - Ocala, Fla. Fish, Game and Poultry. Northern and Florida Vegetables. New York, Chicago' and Florida Meats. Orders from a distance special attention. given The Boston Tonsorial Artist, Who is upstairs in the Large, Cool Rooms in the Gary Block, is able to please all customers. Come and see me. Hair Cuts, Shaving and Shampoo ing done in first-class order. WM. JAHES. Gary Block. Charles Constans, Foreign and Domestic Fruits Melons on Ice delivered to any part of the City. Vegetables and all kinds of Country Produce. Candies, Nuts, Tobacco and Cigars. Stop when passing and examine my stock H. Chaill e n Board and LodaillQ Opposite Post Office. Miss M. J. Wilson, PRIVATE BOARDING HOUSE. Nicest Location in the City. Special Low Rates by the Week and Month. MRS. T. J. OWEN, PRIVATE BOARDING. Best of accommodations, quiet and j homelike. ! 1 Also have desirably located Cot tages to rent. Mrs. D. M. Hick's MILLINERY EMPORIUM We carry a complete and well as- sorted stock of Up-to-date Millinery Goods at the Lowest Cash. Prices ! Call and examine mv stock. Millinery. Phe f-atest, phe LfoWest Prices. i j j Wl pj P ilVllOl Ul AT rows. Thomas J. Clary, Justice of the Peace, First District, Marion Co., Fla. Office in Court House. Prompt attention given to all Civil j and Criminal Cases under my j Jurisdiction. OCALA, FLA. Albert Wright, i Attorney at Law. Room 3, Merchants' Block, OCALA, FLA. James H. Hill, Attorney at Law. County Judge's office in Court House. j KT I Gentlemen s RESTAURANT. OCALA, FLA. j 'A-H-R- Fredrick M-D Physician & Surgeon. Diseases of Women and Children a Specialty. I Office opposite Arlington Hotel. ! Ocala, Fla. R. D. Fuller, j I Dentist. Office over Merchants' National Hank. OCALA, FLA. James Chace, Dentist. Office over First National Bank, OCALA. FLA. R p-Brown-M-D- 'Physician & Surgeon. lo 32, Ocala, Ma. . ; 'Treatment of Cancer a specialty. W. H. Marean, M. D., Homeopathic Physician and Surgeon. Electro-magnetic and Massage Treatment employed in treating Chronic Diseases. Diseases of Women and Children a specialty. Office, corner of Second and Main streets. Residence, corner of Second and Watula streets, OCALA, FLA. John G. Reardon, Attorney at Law, Will practice in all Courts. Union Block, OCALA, - FLA. James D. McConnell, Attorney at Law. Office in First National Bank Block, OCALA, FLA. E. P. Allen, Attorney at Law. Room 3, Merchants' Block, OCALA, FLA.