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: " " ; Vol. 1. No. 62! OCALA, FLORIDA, AUG 23, 1895. Price Five Cents PUBLISHED EERY DA V IN THE WEEK EXCEPTING SUNDAV. 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. R. H. Bond, of Baltimore, is in town. Reduced prices in every depart mentforcash at The Bxzar Store. W. A. Fulton, of Istachatta, is in town. Houses to rent from $$ to $15. Inquire of I. Stevens. J. M. Wilson, of Palatka, was in town yesterday. All styles Linen Collars and Cuffs for 10 c. at The Bazar Store. Henry G. Dunn, of Citra, was in town yesterday. Chickens, big, little, old and young, today at Gray's. J. W. Carr, of the Plant System, is at the Montezuma. Six-room house tor rent on South Third street. Apply to C. D. Massey. G. C. Pasteur, of New York, is at the Ocala House. Pants to measure, $4, guaran tee a fit. Davidson & VanEchop. W. O. Waltz, of Jacksonville, was in the brick city yesterday. Suits to order from $1$ up. Davidson & VanEchop. Dave Woodrow returned yester day from a week's outing at Coro nado Beach. F. N. Cooper, Practical Tailor. Altering, cleaning and repairing. Over Bazar Store. H. W. Nathan, of the Atlanta, Southern and Pacific Railway, was among the many business men in town yesterday. Something nice for dinner to morrow at Misses Richards & Hal lett's. The big cake baked by C. C. Clarke, now on exhibition in A; E. Burnett's show window, has been donated to the boys of No. 4 run ning team. See our line of Men's Shoes be fore buying. Davidson & VanEchop. G. W. Phillips bought for the Alliance store yesterday over 100 pounds of long staple cotton. This is the beginning of our revived cot ton industry. Fall styles and samples "received. Call and see them. Davidson & VanEchop. Our fertilizer factory is creating a great deal of interest. We will tell you something about the sub scriptions promised and already subscribed in a short time. A few White and Colored Vests. We are closing out at cost. Davidson & VanEchop. I J. S. Birdsey, better known as 'Pat," who has been for several years in the commission business in New York, left the other day f6r South Africa, via Liverpool. If you have an old book that you wish to preserve, take it to the Witness job office and have it bound. A WEEK AT ST. MARTINS. A Place Where Any One Can Have a Good Time. Well, after our gator hunt we returned to the house and enjoyed a good square meal, and then, after a pleasant evening chat, retired again to our bed. Friday morning was a beautiful morning. With the cool breeze from the gulf blowing briskly, one could walk out enjoying himself hugely. With our fishing tackle and nlentv of bait we repaired to the dock and proceeded to get ac- quainted with the finny tribe. The ,first fish we hung we thought was a whale from theway our pole bent and the line whizzed through the water like a sky-rocket. We halloaed and pulled for some time before we knew what we had hung. When we got him close to the bank we saw his mouth was underneath and he had teeth, and then we were certain we had a whale or some other sort of a sea animal. But we were soon told it was a shark, and then you can imagine how we shuddered, not knowing but that he was a man eater (tor you know we came from Missouri, and there are no sharks there). But we got him ashore all right, and I tell you we enjoyed fishing that morning. In the afternoon we were taken to the timber and shown a 'gator's nest, which contained something over one hundred and fifty eggs, and while there we thought, now, if all those eggs should hatch at once, what would become of us ? However, we got back to the house all right, and spent the evening in -fishing and talking and boat riding. Saturday morning we went fish- incr ncrnin fnr a litttf whilf fnr vmi I n arc well aware a newspaper man never gets tired getting hold of things that are good to eat. About 10 o'clock we were taken by DuPree, one of those good natured boys who knows how to entertain people and make them enjoy themselves, in a skiff and shown around over the different islands, introduced to neighbors and made to enjoy a general good time. He procured a beautiful sail boat, "Sharpy," of the Piatt boys, their own being a little out of repair, and gave us a delightful sail around over the bay and up , the river to the house. ! After supper we were taken in a skiff some distance down St. Mar tin's River, where we surrounded a school of mullet with a net and j Piant System, is at the Monte made a splendid haul. This was ; zuma. our first experience of this sort, and it was quite a treat. Sunday was another beautiful day, and a day on those islands when neighbors meet and have a good time. Mr. Walter Burt and sister, Miss Beulah,had been escorted fromHo mosassa to the residence of Mr. Wheeler in a skiff on Saturday night by Fred, and were there to enjoy the day, while Mrs. Briggs and family, Miss Clara Pratt and Prof. Walker and wife were sruests in the evening and spent a few pleasant hours. The dinner prepared by Mrs. Wheeler and her beautiful daugh ter, Miss Ada, was fit for a queen, and all ate and were filled. At three o'clock we all got into a boat, thirteen in number, and went to Sunday-school, to learn something of the one who had given us strength to enjoy this life, and the songs that were sung, the lesson and the talk by the su perintendent were all very inter esting. Monday and a portion of Tues day were spent pleasantly, Masters Charlie and Oscar making things pleasant for our little boy, Mrs. Wheeler ana miss aa making it pleasant for pur wife, while Mr. Wheeler, DuPree and Fred kept us awake and enjoying ourselves. In fact, our trip, fishing, bathing, boating, and breathing in the balmy breezes as they came sweep ing over the salt water of the gulf, was one of the most pleasant we have ever spent. Any one wanting to take a little vacation from the worries of busi ness cannot do better than go to St. Martin's River. Watches cleaned for 50 cents. 50 cent crystals, 25 c. 25 cent crystals 15 c. Pins and breastpins 10 c, and all other work done on watches, jewelry and sewing machines in proportion. Work guaranteed to give satis faction. Next door to the post of fice, in W. W. Condon's music and jewelry store. C. F. Benson is in Ocala today. Hon. H.W. Long was in town to day. See our windows. A "Big Job" Half Hose Goods, worth 20 c for 12c. The Bazar Store. Joe Earman, of Jacksonville, is j J J in 1 e clty j Choice, fresh water fish just re- jceived today at J. W. Davis, City Market. J. H. Ford, of Winter Park, is in town today. D. Ripsbn, of Jacksonville, was in town today. R. H. Gilchrist, of Philadelphia, was in Ocala yesterday. J. J. Gerig, of the Alliance store, is visiting at Istachatta. , . R mpn f , v is among: our . H: L. Wartman, one of Citra's prominent men, is in town. J. S. Jolly, road master of the R. J. Hyman, traveling agent for iF - E- Block & Co Atlanta, called jat tne bTAR office thls morning. E. B. Richardson's stable will furnish you a first-class turnout cheaper than elsewhere. Call and try his teams. Dr. Mitchell left today on the noon train for Suwannee Springs, where he goes for a week to recu perate his system, which is over worked and greatly in need of a rest. Watches, Jewelry AND - OPTICAL - GOODS. Gleaning, Repairing and Engraving. GUARANTEED FIRST-CLASS WORK. North Side Square, Ocala, Fla. 0 Sf!)8f R. B. Mitchell & Co. DEALERS IN Drugs, Chemicals, Patent Medicines, Fancy poods, Stationery, &c, Soda Water and Ice Cream. Physician's Prescriptions Corefully Compounded. Post Office Drug Store. p A 9 A A a yzVvz?VVvv 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 7 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. The Ocala t, ""..'"Montezuma Hotel. Finest Photos, BABIES QUICK AS A WINK! 0HC- N. B...THE and is made Call and see Samples. H igh Grade Goods, Low Grade Prices. Repairing and Engraving. AM Worjc Guaranteed at A. E. Bumett'S, JewelerJ v Merchants' Block, Ocala, Fla. FredG.B.Weifae o2 vi v-ii ysZ zUv Zat$ Photo Go. i ortraits and Views. IS OUR SPECIALTY only by us.