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mmm Jfc 1 I y1 1 U .3 t - - - .. Vol. 1. No. 28. OCALA, FLORIDA, JULY 19, 1895. Price Five Cents PUBLISHED EVERY DAY IN THE WEEK EXCEPTING SUNDAY. I Hi n IN AND ABOUT THE TOWN. Some Things You Know and Some Things You Don't Know. To keep faith with God is to be true to yourself. J. Rigel, of EUiston, was on our streets yesterday. Buy your Pears and Sunday chickens at VVm. Gray's. B. Whitfield, of Brunswick, Ga., is in town today. Capt. Prosky is being measured for a pair of new shoes. F. Boyce Moody, of the Plant system, is in the city today. Col. N. Barco, treasurer of Cit rus county, is in town today. Nice ripe Peaches and Bananas to make your mouth water. Charles Constans. Speaker W. S. Jennings, of Brooksville, was in the city yester day on Dusiness. LeConte Pears to preserve, by the peck, bushel or barrel, received today at Charles Constans. W. H. Blue, editor of the Marion Times, returned yesterday from his Jacksonville trip. Born, to the wife of George W. Martin, Wednesday night, a brand new baby a girl. Good laws cannot give financial independence unless aided by in telligent individual effort. .A. dispatcli was received yester day from New York, stating that K. W. Agnew was insane. Miss Lizzie Edwards returned from Flemington today, where she has been visiting friends. I have the finest lot of young fat chickens today that can be found m the city. Wm. Gray. J. H. Pittman, a druggist of Tampa, is visiting his relatives here and will return home today. Take your music to the Witness job office and have it bound into a book with your name in gold on the outside. Miss Minnie Bailey went to Ozona yesterday, where she will spend a few weeks by the gulf. Collector King and family left yesterday for Ozona, on the gulf coast, where they will spend short vacation. Frank Cunningham, former edi tor of the Dunnellon Times, and now immigration commissioner, was in town yesterday. The Ocala Temperance Reform club will have special attractions Sunday afternoon at Temperance hall. See Temperance column. P. A. Ruhl, formerly of this city but now editor of the Baker County Press, is spending a day or so in Ocala. Grand cheap excursion to Tam pa via the F. C. & P. on Monday, July 29. Train leaves Ocala 2:53 p. m. Good to return Aug. 1. $2 for round trip. Mrs. H. Stacy, at corner of Mag nolia and Fifth street, will want a few good gentleman boarders at 3-5 Per week, Best of accom modations in town for the money. 17-tf Hon. Henry W. Long, of Mar tel, was in the city today and sub scribed for the Star. Florida has many men who aspire to the gu bernatorial position, who would not grace the office half so well as Mr. Long. give Gainesville one of its cheap ex cursions next Saturday, July 20, at 50c. round trip from Ocala and Pa Jatka. For Sale. A good Jersey milch cow, giving two gallons of milk per uay, wiui s iiiuiiiijb uiu can, 1 nis is her second calf. Also a good mule. The above property is of-j tered at a bargain. Call on or ad dress the Star, Ocala, Fla. The Plant system will run a cheap excursion to Jacksonville on Friday, July 26. Tickets good on all trains July 26, limited to re turn July 29. Separate coaches provided for white and co!ored passengers. Round trip from Ocala $2. A railroad train wasg whirlin down the grades and around the corners of a mountainous track at a rate of speed that made all the passengers anxious for their safety, when a bright-eyed little girl, who had observed the fearful looks of ! an old lady, stepped up ro her and ' J csr r ' said, "Don't be afraid, papa is run ning the engine." The dear child ! What a lesson of trust we all may learn from her confidence in her papa ! We are sometimes called to pass over dangerous places, clouds and storms and darkness threaten and hide our pathway, but it is Jesus who is our guide. "He that keepeth thee will not slum ber." Ex. J. M. Billings, of Nashville, Tenn., has purchased Mrs. Keys's property in Boardman, better known as Palm Glen, and wll im prove the place by bringing out the orange trees and otherwise beautifying it. Mr. Billings comes highly recommended, and will doubtless prove a valuable citizen to our county. He is now in Ocala, but will go up to his place and remain a )out three we;ks. after which he will return to Nash-. ville and prepare to remove down to his new home. Mrs. Hillings will come down about October 1. Mr. Billings has great faith in the future orange industry of Florida and says he will make a property out of his that will be the envy of every beholder. He thought his the prettiest property in Marion county as it now stands. Adams Express Company, A few weeks ago railroad men of Jacksonville predicted that the Adams Express company would be come a competitor of the Southern E- ... 1 xpress company within two I years. They have changed their I minds as to the time, and now make confident predictions that Mr. Plant will have a competitor within a very few months by Jan uary, at least, perhaps in less time than that. All that the Adams Express people are waiting on, the railroad ers say, is the reorganization of the Central and the transfer of formal control from present hands into those of the Southern. The con nection around Washington, the stumbling block of the past, has oeen arranged. It is not as good 1 a Connection as the one DrODOSed for the future, but it is said that it will do the business in the wav of supplying the missing- link. This connection is by ferry across- the Potomac at Alexandria, to the ter minal on the other side of the Baltimore and Ohio railway. Ex. HO atoliier, Jeweler and Engraver. SPECIAL PRICES. The Plant system will wellcr, w THE MOST WONDERFUL THING A Man Who Hntl a w Kperi"nc:e In ! Faroff Country. A New Yorker who recently return- " to the city after 11 foreign tour s:iys tl: he enjeyort cue experience while abror the like of v.iiieh he wvw before ke;-r of "Daring my life in 17ev York. to. 40 years," he said, "I have met plenr 01 nice people and Keen more acts 01 courtesy and deeds of kindness thai, j would fill a book. I have known of i- skinflint giving money to the needy, an-. . of a pas.-enicr in an elevated car res iii his seat to a woman, and of a W..: street man, with Christian symptor , and of a smoker handing his lighted ci. right end foremost to a stranger v. i asked a light, and of a human I who always had a match when any.) ('.' needed one, and cf a woman whr wnv dote on the beauty of another with jealousy, and of an entertainer v. would cut for his guest a better piece the porterhouse steak than he kept : himself, and even of a curmudgeon v! would upon occasion give proof th:.' there was a streak of virtue in him A . such things one can safely expect a times in the world. . "But, though I have been a custom et I at barbers' shops in New York for '. j years, I never saw and never heard of a 1 case in which a man, who, when it cam hif turn to get the chair for a shave a nri when the barber cried Next 1' would re sign his place to any other man in wait ing. He will stick up for his rights there against the world.' I have seen many a quarrel, and two or three fights, between men waiting to get shaved, when there was a crowd, as to which one came in first. I was angry myself one day when a fellow who had been getting his boots blacked in the rear of the barber shop and whom I had not seen, stepped up to a chair which I was about to take and said he had come in before me. No mat ter if another man is in a hurry, or A he must catch a train, or if his wife is anxious about him because he is too late for dinner, you won't give up your turn in the barber's chair on his account There is one of h;s rights a man will stand up for. and you can see it at the barber's. "When 1 went abroad, I found the same thing in England and France. In London once I a;;ked a barber if he eon id not put me ahead, and he answerer: sharply that he would not do it for tin Bank of England. The Parisians are polite everywhere except in the barber h riu;I) when their turn comes, and v would have to hjrht a duel if you ashed one of them to let you get shaved before him becan.se your soup was jrrowiim coid. 'It was in my programme, after ing the French and English, to takt a trip through the highlands of Scotland I saw. plenty of historic spots as 1 made my way far 11 ) on the Cxrampian hills where the frugal swains feed their flock;-., and farther yet, where the tishermeh breast the waves, but 1 would give them all away for an experience I had when i reached an ancient town beyond the Grampians one Saturday afternoon At the inn I asked for a barber, as I wanted to go to church the next day and mn.t be shaved. When I got to the barber s place, his only chair was filled, and l - j - . , four or live customers were waiting their turn. In a tew moments the chair was emptied, ami I expected that one of tin men would spring into it. Not a m:iii moved. The barber looked at me, smiled and told me he was ready for me. I said to him in a low voice that several other had been there before me. I diima mind that,' he replied. 4 You're a stranger r.p here, maybe an American, and the stranger always comes first wi' us. ' J glanced at the other men as if to apolo gize or to secure their assent. Aye, ' miui one of them, 'the stranger must always be first here. We can wait. ' 1 took the chair with thanks, and the price of a shave was twopence. "The seven wonders of the world, all put together, and with the addition Cleopatra's needle in Central park, would not have impressed me as deeply as I was impressed by this romantic in cident, never before paralleled in my experience. I have traveled from Boston to Chicago, from Cripple Creek to Nev Orleans, without ever hearing of a tiling of the kind. 'I do not suppose that many Ameri cans possess sufficient brain power to be lieve in the literal truth of this incident, yet, for all that, it is true as the (jram pian hills of the highlands of Scotland where it occurred. I have told the story to two or tliree Scotchmen since I came back to New York, but they did not think there was anything curious or sen sational about it. " New York Sun. The STAR is the paperfor you to read when you want all of the news. atches, AND W - OPTICAL - GOODS. Gleaning, Repairing and Engraving. GUARANTEED FIRST-CLASS WORK. North Side Square, Ocala, Fla. Fred George D. Courtney's City Market Grocery, is the best place in the city to buy your fresh groceries. A complete line of Staple'and Fancy Groceries constantly on hand. I keep every thing in the grocery line. Country Produce, Chickens and Eggs bought and sold. Bread, Pies and Cakes fresh from the bakery. One Door North from City Market, Ocala, Fla. H igh Grade Goods, Low Grade Prices. Repairing and Engraving. All Work Guaranteed at A. E. BUTHett'S, Jeweler. Merchants' Block, Ocala, Fla. ril 1JO pi 1 j i j a j i j 1 J 1 j i J i j l J ni Let the ies Worry You to and eat up the food your Yankee Novelty We manufacture All Kinds of SCROLL WORK, BRACKETS, MOULDING . TURNING. . WINDOW and DOOR FRAHES, CABINETS, and all kindi of Carpenter and Job Work. A full supply of Rough and Dressed Seasoned Lumber Constantly on Hand at LOWEST e7SH PHICS. NORTH OF F. C. & P. Ijn . GEO. A. DEAELR IN BryGoodsNotio FINE DRESS GOODS, Laces and Embroidery, Trunks and Valises. Agents for Butterickis Patterns OUR MOTTO: We study to please our customers. Ocala : : , : : : Florida. FULLER DEALBRS IN St aplc and Fancy Grocerie Corn, Oats, Hay, Vegetables, Etc. Chickens and Eggs a Specialty Butler Block-Corner Orange Avenue and Exposition St. Ocala : : : : : .'rida Jewelry Q . B. Weifae. JNOt j i j i j 1 j i j i j 1 j i 1 j n - j n family should have, when the Works Are putting up such Nice Window and Door Screens for so Little floney. DEPOT. OCALA, FLA. ' At UI NASH, c5c CLAKK, At Carlisle's Drug Store.