Vol. l.No. 12 :.
OCALA, FLORIDA, OCTOBER 20, 1895.
Price Five Cents
PUBLISHED EVERY DAY IN "THE WEEK EXCEPTING SUNDAY.
ALL OVER THE WORLD
FLASHES OVER THE WIRE
items of Interest for Everybody
Desires to Keep up With
DEFY THE POLICI-
Chicago, 111., October 21. Ar-
med with a reneatimr ride ana hi
double action revolver, Caius S,
Mcrwin defied the police and every
one else for sixteen hours from 1 1
o'clock last night until 3 this af
ternoon. Mr. Merwin is a man who grew
wealthy in the iron trade and re
tired some time auro. Yesterdav
an infirmity of the mind, which
has been threatening for some
time, came upon him with renew
ed force and he locked himself in
one of the rooms of his palace
home at 35 Woodland park, where
the sensational events of yester
day were enacted.
A BIG FIRE.
New Orleans, La., Oct. 21.
The fire in Algiers, commencing
about 2 o'clock this morning, con
tinued burning until 9 o'clock,
when it was got under control,
because very . little else was
left to burn. Two hundred and
twenty houses were burned in all.
The fire was confined almost en
tiiely to the residence portion of
the town, the owners of which are
people in moderate circumstances.
The insurances is said to be
very light, and the loss is there
fore almost total
It is estimated that the loss is
fully four hundred thousand dol
lars, but it will be several days be
fore it can be accurately stated.
Phillipsburg, Pa., October 21.
It now looks as if the strike order
ed by the convention of bitumin
ous miners, held in Clearfield on
October 15, will be, so far as the
Beech Creek and Clearfield re
gions are concerned, a failure.
The miners of the Osceola district
which comprises about twelve
mines, at a meeting held last night
resolved not to suspend work and
to take no notice of mass meetings
held in that vicinity.
NO PRIZE FIGHT.
Little Rock, Ark, Oct. 20. Gov.
Clarke talked freely this evening
of the pending mill between Cor
bett and Fitzsimmons. He said:
"I am unchanged in my position.
There is no possibility of a fight
between those men at Hot Springs.
The idea of two or three hundred
sports at Hot Springs being able
to pull off a prize fight in Arkan
sas when the law says they cannot
do it, is preposterous in the extreme."
New York, Oct. 21. Wall street j
remains dull and devoid of spccu-
lative interest. The situation af-;
fords little to attract outside in-j
terests, and transactions are chiefly j
confined to the professionals. The ;
market, however, still shows con-j
siuv-iaui iiiiiv-i v.111 r . . in . . j
absence of any important realizing
AT ! T n . T a '
New Orleans, La, Oct. 21. Ai
, , 1 4.4.1 : 1 c
grand sham battle, in aid of true
. . r- Ti,rrrA
manument to Gsn. Iseauregard,
! was fought yesterday afternoon at .
the New Orleans City Park. Foully
10,000 persons witnessed the bat
tle, which was a great success in
ever particular. Gov. Foster and
staff were present.
TEN INCHES DEEP.
Erie, Pa. Oct. 21
which has swept
over the lake,
southwest, brought with it a heavy
fall of snow. Beginning at an early
hour yesterday, ten inches have
fallen, and this morning the snow
continues to fall.
Augusta, Ga., Oct. 21. Gov.
Coffin of Connecticut and staff, to
gether with a number of ladies and
145 members of the Governor's
Foot Guard of Hartford, passed
through Augusta yesterday after
noon on their way to Atlanta.
St. Petersburg, Oct. 21. The
czar has granted a pension of
5,000 roubles annually to Prince Lu ...
rihe city thi
foreign affairs, for services ren
dered the state during his recent
visit to France.
Sunbury, Pa., Oct. 21. The
Sun bury Iron Works, after a long
idleness, will resume operations to
morrow. The nail mill connected
with it has an annual output of
1 20 000 kegs of nails.
FIRE NEAR HOMOSASSA.
C. R. Burt Loses
At 2 o'clock Saturday morning,
while the family were all asleep,
the elegant ten room villa owned
by Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Burt, at
Burt's crossing, three miles from
Homosassa, caught fire. When
the family were awakened by the
flames and smoke, the fire was un-1
der such headway that with diffi -
culty they saved themselves, and
very few of the contents were
saved. The house is supposed to
have caught from spontaneous
This was one of the finest resi
dences in Citrus county, and was
an ideal home. The building, a
large, two-story, ten-room house,
was elegantly finished in the most
modern style, and furnished with;
the finest of furniture throughout,
! All of the old family keepsakes
and relics held dear by the fami'y
were consumed w th the rest. Not
long s;nce Mrs. Burt purchased a
piano for wnich she gave $506
Not only the house and contents,
but the carrjage house, barns and
stabjes were an consumed. The
logs is greatnd only half covered
This is the second time this un
fortunate family have been burned
out of house and home. For the
present they are staying with
friends in Homosassa. where they
wm remain until a nouse can oe
erected on their island in front of
. ' '
' lVlctllUlS XY1VCI.
We extend to the family our sin
cere sympathies in the loss of their
An alarm of fire was turned in
at 3 o'clock, this evening. The
department turned out and extin
guished the flarne which was in
a barn of hay, near the foundry,
and caught from a spark from the
mill. A strong wind blew towards
the dwelling house, which was
about three feet distance which
would have been consumed but
for the prompt work of the boys.
The house and most of the hay
MR. PLANT IN THE CITY
H. B. riant and Party Arrive in
Town and Leave at 11:19.
H. B. Plant, D. F. Jack, assist
ant president, F. DeC.'Sullivan,
Mr. Plant's secretary, and Mr.
Deck, manager of the Seminole
Hotel at Winter Park, arrived in
s morninsr on Mr.
I Pmnt" snpna tn n
They came to look
I Ocala House and refit it for the
winter's trade. Mr. Deck is a
practical hotel man, and he gave
the house a thorough inspection.
Work will begin at once, and the
building will be overhauled and re
fitted from top to bottom. A great
deal of new furniture will be
put in, and the hotel given a
Nothing definitely was learned
of Mr. Plant's plans as to the new
depot and other improvements.
However, he seems to have taken
a liking to our city, and we can ex
pect to reap some benefits from his
J. L. Smoak's shop is the best
place in town to get your wag
ons and carriages repaired and
painted. He has one of the best
painters in the state and guarantees
satisfaction in all work. It will be
tr vnnrarlvantaap tn mil and exam
ine his paintinr before having your
. buggy painted. His prices are
j suited to the hard times.
Miss Pauline Israel will take
charge of tne telephone system
for the first month, until Miss Jes
sie Maughs returns from Candler,
where she is station agent. Miss
Maughs will take charge of the
phonejsystem at that time.
Major Abe Mai tin, traveling
agent for the E. T. V. & G. rail-
road, is in the city on a visit.
AND - OPTICAL - GOODS.
Cleaning, Repairing and Engraving.
Drugs, Chemicals, Patent Medicines,
Fancy Goods, Stationery, &c.
Soda Water and Ice Cream.
Physician's Prescriptions CorefuIIy Compounded.
W. A. REDDING, fianager.
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.
High Grade Goods,
Low Grade Prices.
Repairing and Kngraving.
All Work Guaranteed at A. E. Burnett's, Jeweler
Merchants' Block, Ocala, Fla.
Having just received a full, line of the
latest styles of fall
ready to please the ladies. All we ask is
for you to call and see us.
Thanking you for past favors, I am
Mrs. ID. M MieLk
will display a beautiful line of Pattern Hats
Wed. and Thurs. Oct. 23 and 2495.
The Ladies are requested to attend. Gents can come too.
Guaranteed First-Class Work.
North Side Square, Ocala, Fla.
millinery, we are now
tv A .
Mrs. C. A. Brown
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