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Vol. I.--No. I49. OCALA, FLORIDA, DECEMBER 3 1895. Price Five Cents
published" every dav in the week excepting SUNDAV.
WHISKY DOWNED AGAIN.
THE MAJOR'S BIRTHDAY
Volusia county has just passed
through one of the most notable
murder trials in its history. The
scene of the murder was DeLand
(its first murder in twenty years)
It was unfortunate that such afoul
biot should be placed upon the
name of the moral town of De
Eand. And yet, when we say that
this murder was instigated and
carried through by those who
favored whiskey in th j town, no
one is surprised. Six negroes, a
tough whiskey drinking, whisky
selling gang, slew one of their own
color for reporting certain blind
tiger cases. The trial lasted a
week and resulted in the sentence
of the six murderers to hard labor
for life. The Star desires to
congratulate the people of Volusia
county upon their prompt action.
Whiskey has received a blow in
the removal of these "toughs"
from which it will not recover.
We will say also, that the con
viction of the murderers was due
to the splendid abilities and inde
fatigable efforts of the Hon.
Judge Beggs, of Orlando, the
State's Attorney. His praises
are sung on all sides for the bril
liancy with which be conducted
the case. Of Judge Beggs' speech
the News says: ' He talked for
two hours, which quickly passed.
It would do him nn injustice to
endeavor to give a synopsis of his
talk; it was worthy of reproduc
tion in whole or not at all." Judge
Beggs has long been known m the
State as one of the firmest lawyers
we have, and woe be the evil-doer
who falls into his hands. Judge
Brown, who presided, was, of
course, as he always is, the ideal
These re the trials which are
the death-blow to 1) nch-law. And
these are the sort of officials which
give the people confidence in their
courts of justice.
Mr. John B. Stetson, although I We received a marked copy of
his losses by last winter's freeze j an Ocala, FJa , paper this week
n w T
climbed into the neighborhood of
half a million dollars, has not
tired of his good deeds for the
University which bears his name.
He is now fitting up an athletic
ground for the students. This
will include a circular bicycle
track of a quarter of a mile, ten
nis courts, base-ball field, etc. The
work of grading and paving (with
shell) is being pushed rapidly, and
soon the students of Stetson Uni
versity will have the best athletic
grounds in the South connected the same
with an institution of learning. ; chief of the
telling all about how Major Camp
bell celebrated his thirty-ninth
birthday and bow he gave the
band a good time. From the ac
count we made up our mind that
the major was a great fellow and
must be some pumpkin?, but just
what interest we had in the item
we did not understand.
But careful perusal revealed the
fact that the major wis superin
tendent of the water works-, and
then we remembered that he wss
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AND - OPTICAL - GOODS.
Cleaning, Repairing and Engraving.
Av Guaranteed First-Class Work.
North Side Square, Ocala, Fla.
While the mind is well cared for
at the university, the body is not
neglected, Special hours are
given students in which to exer
cise physically, and the athletic
ground is but an addition to excel
lent facilities already possessed
by the University to create a
strong body along with sound
mind. In addition to this gift,
Mr. Stetson's two lads, John and
Henry, have rhewed a disposition
to walk in the illustrious footsteps
of their father. Accordingly, they
have authorized President Forbes
to purchase stereopticons, togeth
er with views of scenes from nil
the places visited by him in his
travels in Europe and the Fast.
The Star desires to congratu
late the University and the youth
ful contribution, and especially
Mr. Stetson in the possession of
these two fine boys. May the
father's happy life be long and
prosperous, and may the boys be
come more and more like our
WHERE IT HAS GONE.
gentleman that was
fire department, our
old friend, genial Chief Campbell.
Well, we would never have known
him unoer his new titl.
We are pleased to see th- t he
retains his hold upon the pubhc
We know he will wrr td n.w
honors as modestly as h- vvil wear
Good health to him 1 x at least
thirty-nine years longer. The
Fireman's Herald (New York)
Fred G.B. Weifae,
Postoffice Drug Store,
Drugs, Chemicals, Patent Medicines,
Fancy Goods, Stationery, &c,
Soda Water and Ice Cream.
Physician's Prescriptions Coref ully Compounded.
F. C. ALWORTH & CO.
An exchange says: Although not
much noise is made about it, the
rehabilitation or. Florida orange
groves is going forward in a way
to justify the prediction th.it with-
: in ten years the southern half of
the peninsula will have as many
acres in young orange trees as the
whole ot it had one year ago.
Probably not for a ceu'ury will
the temperature drop so low as it
did in the winter of 1895, anf buv
a few years are needed to develop
an orange grnv-.
3obanson 36ros.t proprietors
Work for Transient Customers Finished Same
Special Prices to Families.
Carpet cleaning and lace curtains a
"Did you ever know what has
become of the greater part of the j
Confederate paper money with
THE CLOSING LECTURE,
Hon. Lou J. Beauchamp's clos
ing lecture was delivered last night
in Witness hall.
Although an admission fee of
25 cents was charged, the lecture
was the best attended of any of
the lectures yet given by this ora
tor in our city.
He took for his text the bright
side of life, how to make home
happy, popping the question, court
ship, and other interesting sub
jects. During the entire lecture the au
dience was held spellbound by his
eloquence or convulsed with laugh
ter by his wit, and every one was
sorry when it closed.
Mr. Beauchamp deserves the
praises of the entire city for the
good work he did while here: and
may he soon return to give us an
other oratorical feast.
J. M. Robinson, a well-known
sawmill man of Reddick, h?v1 Miss
Dona Wells, of this city, were
1 loinea in tne noiv Donas or macri-
mony Sunday morning by Judge
Hill at the re -i-ience of Marshal
Only a fe" friends were present.
The new couple departed for their
home a: Reddick on the noon
which the country was flooded ; .
some years back?" asked a local
business man who had just re
turned from a trip to the Atlanta
"No? Well, neither did I until
I struck Atlanta a few weeks ago.
In that town I found an old man
who mnkfs n hii;f nf55 nf miiptlv
. r j i May they live to enjoy a long
gathering in all the Confederate .... J. . . ., J .
r , , c j i hie ot happiness and prosperity,
banknotes he can find. i 11 1 1
'You know the stuff was issued
by the , ton during the war, and
there is any quantity of it still
"When the old man gets a big , December io
Telephone No. 12.
. Plant System Rates to Atlanta
North Magnolia St., Morth of F. C. Sl P. Depot, OCALA, FLA.
Has been thoroughly remodeled and refurnished throughout
Beautiful airy rooms and best table board to be had in tho
city for tho money.
Rates $1.00 per Day.
Special Rates by the Week.
bundle of the paper he sends it to ! Qn Dec io the Pi
Igh Grade Goods,
Low Grade Prices.
Repairing and Bngraving.
Edison, the inventor, who pays a ; will sell tickers to At!a'ita and re-1 a r-
good price for it. turn for $8.05 good tint it Dec. 15. ; All Work Guaranteed at J. fcl.
-Edison uses it to make carbon If vou are guio to Atin a or any j
r , tl otner point and want uie quickest;
for incandescent lamps. , and bst . f , , J ca on ;
"ine paper upon wnicn tne , or write to c v Fair. s. city ticket j "
notes were engraved was made of agent, Ocala house, or F. J. Huber, I
the pulp of sea grass. This branch ; ticket agent, passenger depot. j
of the paper industry has become i !
Merchants' Block, Ocala, Fla.
$16,500.37 paid to 44 members
by the National Protective Legion
on Oct. 16, 1895. Their coupons
having riiatured for the first five j
years period, They Won While '
a dead art. Sea glass paper, when Joe Mickle, the Newberry mer-"
chemically treated by Edison, has ! chant, was in the city yesterday
been found to make the best sort ! and says Newberry is on a boom,
of carbon for incandescent iights, j The National Frotective Le2i0n
and so there is always a demand j pays gi5 per week to members in
for the Confederate bills." Phila-; case of sickness or disability.
delphia Record. !
Advertise in the Star
j Hon. Lou J. Be3i; champ left to j
day for Tampa, where he will de-;
liver a series of lectures.
Having just received a full line of the
latest styles of fall millinery, we are now
j ready to please the ladies. All we ask is
for you to call and see us.
Thanking you for past favors, I am
Mrs. C. A. Brown.
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