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aiu. Vol. 1. No. 61. ' OCALA, FLORIDA, AUG. 22, 1895. Price Five Cents - - , PUBLISHED EVERY DAV IN "THE WEEK EXCEPTING SUNDAY. m mi mm i ii 1 i i ii ' ; IN AND ABOUT THE TOWN. Some Things You Know and Some Things You Don't Know. A fine lot of young fat chickens for sale today at Gray's. W. 13. Denham, of Palatka, was in town yesterday. Suits to order from $15 up. Davidson & VanEchop. J. S. Jolly, of Rochelle, was at the Montezuma yesterday. Warren Fitch, of Jacksonville, was at the Ocala I louse yesterday. N. S. Volk, of New York, was in Ocala yesterday. Reduced prices in every depart ment for cash at The Bazar Store. W. A. Fulton, of Istachatta, was in town yesterday. i Houses to rent from $5 to $15. Inquire of I. Stevens. H. T. Klagg, of Jacksonville, was at the Ocala House yesterday. All styles Linen Collars and Cuffs for 10 c. at The Bazar Store. J. R. Knight, of. Jacksonville, was in town yesterday. Chickens, big, little, old and young, today at Gray's. Burt Pearson has returned from St. Leo's college. Six-room house torrent on South Third street. Apply to C. D. ' Massey. Miss May Martin returned today from her visit to Coronado Beach. Bring your job work to the Star office and see how cheap they will do it for you. Mrs. Lallie Bangs is expected to arrive in town today. F. N. Cooper, Practical Tailor. Altering, cleaning and repairing. Over Bazar Store. The Choral Society meet tonight in Witness Hall. Something nice for dinner to morrow at Misses Richards & Hal lett's. S. P. Anthony returned yester from a visit to Indiana. See our line of Men's Shoes be fore buying. Davidson & VanEchop. A. E. Delouest and wife have re turned from their outing in the west, A few White and Colored Vests. We are closing out at cost. Davidson & VanEchop. L. Barchan left today for New Oak, N. J., where he will engage in the mercantile business. See our windows. A "Big Job" Half Hose Goods, worth 20 c. for 12c. The Bazar Store. Fred Robertson, jr., of the Brooksville News-Register, was in the city yesterday. Choice, fresh water fish just re ceived today at J. W. Davis', City Market. E. B. Richardson's stable will furnish you a first-class turnout cheaper than elsewhere. Call and try his teams. Major A. Martin, the traveling freight agent for the E. T., V. & G. railway, is in the city on a short visit. A FERTILIZER FACTORY GOOD PROSPECTS OF OCALA HAVING ONE In the Near Future Captain Wells's Big Meeting Last Night. MANY PLANS PROPOSED. The citizens' meeting in the Ocala house dining room last night was well attended by our best citizens, over 100 being pres- ent, and much interest was mani-! fested in the schemes discussed. Mayor Reardon took the chair and called the meeting to order, and Capt. Wells rose to address the meeting. capt. wells's speech. Capt. Wells said Ocala, with her population, was entitled to more business industries that we did not have enough to employ our populace, Said he: "We have ev ery advantage, both natural and artificial, to make a flourishing city. We only need one other thing, and that is manufacturing industries; and that is what we are here for tonight to discus plans g to promote these industries." He then showed a plan of a fer tilizer plant he had put in in South Carolina at a cost of 70,000, and advised Ocala to have one of $100, 000, as more profitable than a small one. Some present thought that too large, but the captain said we could get the money, and pledged himself to raise $30,000 of it. Capt. Wells read a prospectus of a factory he drew up before the freeze, and said he had at the time of the freeze $ 100,000 subscribed, principally among the merchants and farmers, and a large amount promised from the north. j TT 1 1 1 . 1 . 1 ne aavisea maKing ine siock into small shares, so that farmers, mechanics, operatives and every body could own a few, and put in their time or products. He thought Ocala the most suit able point for the location of the factory, on account of her railroads and geographical position. He said if this factory was es tablished so that the farmer could get a good grade of fertilizer cheap, then they would go to raising cot ton and other crops extensively, and this would at once call for a cotton factory, which we would then be in a position to build. The captain said we could make a high grade fertilizer at $17 to $20 per ton, whereas now we pay $35 to $40 for it. He said he had been engaged for 3Q years in the mining and manufacture of fertilizers, and knew what he was talking about. c. s. Clarke's speech. C. S. Clarke, one of the largest phosphate shippers in Florida, then gave a short and forcible ad dress, indorsing all the captain had said and agreeing with him that we wanted the factory. He cited the marvelous growth of Ocala since he came here five years ago. Mr. Clarke said Florida pro duced annually 500,000 tons of high grade phosphate, almost all of which was shipped to Europe. England used one million tons of fertilizers annually, against one and a half million in the United States. He thought the reason there had been no factories started hereto fore in Florida was that when first discovered rock brought a great price, and the supply did not equal the demand. He said the time was now ripe for the establishment of these factories. The rock was plentiful and cheap. Mr. Clarke said the salvation of our country depended upon the utilization of our resources, of which we had an unlimited supply and variety. "When this is done," said he, "we shall see a steady boom in Florida." Mr. Clarke said we were now getting $3 for rock when we ought to get $7 per ton, and if we got to using our surplus at home, so that we did not have to sell, we would force foreign countries to pay us that price, as Florida has a mono poly on phosphate for the whole world. A COMMITTEE of 100 leading citizens of Marion and adjoining counties was ap pointed from a list Capt. Wells had prepared, and it was moved and carried that an executive com mittee of five or seven be ap pointed, with the authority to ap point such committees. The appointment of this com mittee was carried from a sugges tion made by Dr. Torrey. Mayor Reardon then read some resolutions that we build a railroad to some point on the gulf to give us a direct outlet, also that we ap prove of the building of the Silver Springs road, and aid it all that we can, which was unanimously car ried. Capt. Wells then read a resolu tion that a vote of thanks be given the press of Ocala for their able assistance in the enterprise. The meeting then adjourned to meet at a future time. All seemed determined to make something out of this beginning and follow up our opportunities. Space forbids our giving any more of the result of this most in teresting and profitable meeting. Capt. Wells, we must say, is enti tled to great consideration for the interesting part he took in this work. Pants to measure, $4, guaran tee a fit. Davidson & VanEchop. Take your children, wife and sweethearts, and everybody else, to Dr. Mitchell's after supper to night, to eat cjeam and drink soda for the fire boys. Any person wishing a good pas ture for either horses or cattle will please call on B. H. Seymour, Ocala, Fla. Terms reasonable. 36- 2VV Have you seen our new 85 cent Negligee Shirts? Just a few left. Davidson & VanEchop. Watches, Jewelry AND - OPTICAL - GOODS. Gleaning, Repairing and Engraving. GUARANTEED FIRST-CLASS WORK. North Side Square, Ocala, Fla. A rJE IHrs a Fred R. B. Mitchell & Co. DEALERS IN Drugs, Chemicals, Fancy Goods, Soda Water and Ice Cream. Physician's Prescriptions Post Office : 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. -e& The Ocala oppose Montezuma Hotel. lies ofos BABIES QUICK AS A WINK! N. B...THE OA RBONBTTE IS OUR SPECIALTY v and is made only by us. Call and see Samples. HiHi Grade Goods, Low Grade Prices. Repairing and Engraving. AH Work Guaranteed at A. E. BurOett'S, Jeweler Merchants' Block, Ocala, Fla. Patent Medicines, Stationery, &c. CorefuIIy Compounded. Drug Store. Photo Co. &23 0 rtra its and Views.