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Vol. I. No. 196.
PUBLISHED EVERY DA V IN THE WEEK EXCEPTING 'SUNDAY. PLANT IS A PROPHET. Predicts Great Things for Flor ida. H. B. riant, president of the Plane bystem, in an interview with an Atlanta Constitution reporter, says : "The truth is, the orange groves of centra Florida, which were well taken care of, have suffered but little from the cold wave. The frost that killed many of the or ange trees a year ago was the first disastrous frost we have had in that region of the state for thirty two years. Thee will probably not be another frost for many years to come. 'But wi:h all this there will be a fair crop of oranges, grown in Florida this year. Of course, the yield will not be shown on the market as abundantly as it has "been for a number of years past, and, of course, the scarcity 01 or anges in the market will make the price go up to some degree, but at the same time' there will not be such x loss to the public as will be naturally anticipated after all the scare-crow stories that have been published in the newspapers of the northern market centers. 'There is one pleasing observa tion to make concerning the disas ter which bwfell the farmers of Florida last year, and that is, that the cold wave which killed their orange crop and groves has taught them the esson ' or. diversified crops, and they are now busy with the truck farms, rowing such things as tomatoes, cabbage, beans, and many such things, which find a ready market in the eastern and northwestern cities Jong before there is the slightest evidence of verdure in the rural districts of those sections. "I believe that ' this cold wave will prove a blessing in disguise to many of the farmers of Florida. Perhaps they may never have such a killing .frost aain, but at the vsame time they are making money on other crops and are not de pendent on the orange groves and sunshine entirely. it Henry C. Stevens, the popular young jeweler at Burnett's, is the faithful and efficient president of the Loyal Temperance Legion, and presided with great ease and dignity over the entertainment in the Witness hall the other night. It is gratifying to find a young man these days actively enlisted In the temperance cause. Notice. We have moved our business to the Thompson block, opposite Liddonjs livery stable, and next door to J. A. Pittman and Go's. E. T. Townsend, who has been hunting and fishing In the Crystal River region for the last two months, is in the city again, shak ing hands with his numerous friends. All patrons of the Ocala Steam Laundry are invited to visit on Wednesday and Thursday after noons and see how laundry work is done. CHANGED HANDS. Charles Constans, the wide awake fruit dealer, has purchased the stand of William Gray on Ex posin n street, and wul continue to run both stands on a larger and more improved scale. The Gray stand, under the management of kits former popular owner, had a heavy trade, and we bespeak for Mr. Constans a continuance of the good will and patronage of the people of Ocala. Mr. Constans, since his arrival in our city, has made a deserved success, of his business. Robert Taylor, freight agent at the Florida Southern freight de pot, with his pleasant ways and strict attentio io business, makes it a pleasure to transact business with him. Mr. Taylor is becom ing very popu ar in our city, and has already gathered many friends around him. The Ocala Steam Laundry will be glad to have all of its pntrons call and see the way gooHs are handled and be convinced that the best of care is taken of goods. Mr. Brown of this office was made a present of a handsome basket work calendar by his little nephew, Edward Francis Urie, three and one half 3'ears old, made entirely by the little fellow, who learned the art at the Kindergar ten school. 16,500.37 paid to 44 members by the National Protective Legion on Oct. 16, 1895. Their coupons having matured for the first five years period, They Won While Living. Capt. J. D. Pooser returned from Atlanta yesterday evening, and last night was taken severely ill, two doctors being in attend ance. The Cause was attributed to the operation performed on his eyes and the fatigue of the trip. You have had a merry Christ- j mas. Rowell's comfortable Shoes will help you to spend a happy new year. s Mrs. R. R. Carroll is in St.'Pe- tersburg. at the bedside of her sister, Miss Nona Yonce, and will probably be absent a month. Since our report of improvement Miss Yonce was taken worse, and the doctors reported her case very dangerous. Portraits in all styles, and photo- p-ranhs from the card ramen tn lif-r 1 nffiiK'o Qf.isiin nnnnc,v( Montezuma Hotel. The Woman's Parsonage and Home Mission Society vill meet in the lecture room of the Method- ist church tomorrow at 3 p.m. All the members are requested to be present. TU J J: 4.1 T5 . 4. 1 T xxic lauic ul luc -odpLiac wiurcn invite the people ot Ocala to take supper at the store next to Row ell's tomorrow at 5 p.m. Quail on toast, oysters in all styles, etc. For Sale. One half Spitz and Sheperd dog 3 years old and is very watchful and fond of children. Also one Pug which is trained to do many tricks. I will sell both cheap. Address "G" care Star, I Ocala, Fia." . STATE SUNDAY SCHOOLS A meeting of the executive corn- mittee of the Florida State Sunday School Association was held at Tavares v sterrfay evening. There were present Rev. Wm. Shaw, of Temple Mills, H. C. Groves, of Ocala, Rev. H, Kirgwin of Or lando, W. H. Longstreet of Mount Dora, and J. C. Crompton of Tavares. The next annual convention of the association will be held in Ocala, the latter part cf March, the exact date fixed later. The following gentlemen were J placed on program and asked to J deliver lectures and open discus sions: Rev. Elwang of Orlando, Prof. B. F. Marsh of Eustis, Rev. C. P. Williamson of Atlanta, Ga , Rufus Russell of Jacksonville, Rev. J. C- Sole of Gamesvii'e, Rev. L. L. Rader of Jacksonville, Rev. E. P. Her rick of Tampa, F. W. Lyman of Winter Park, Rev. C. H. Nash of Bartow, C. A. Carson of Kis simmee, and Miss Lillian Post of Gainesville. H. C. Groves, Rev. J. P. Hilburn and J. N. Crumpton were appointed a program committee to select subjects to be discussed by the above and also complete detail of program. The home class department of the work was referred to F. E Nettleton of Lake Helen. H. C. Groves was appointed press correspondent for the con vention. Rev. J. P. Hilburn was appointed chairman of the local committee on entertainment at Ocala. It was agreed that a series of Bible institutes will be provided for all counties in the state which have a Sunday school organization. Rev. C. P. Williamson of Atlanta, and Prof. J. B. Crippen of DeLand, were selected as instructors. These institutes will be held in connec tion with the regular county con-' vention of the Sunday schools during January, February and jarc - All further definite arrangements for these county institutes were left to Rev. Wm. Shaw. Tavares, Dec. 27 When you go home at night, tired, rest your weary feet in a pair of House Slippers irom Row ell's, and you'll find home life more pleasant. Terrible , floods are being expe- rienced in the west. Whole towns and large sections of railroad are being submerged. For Rent. A ten-room house. Hot and cold bath, two blocks $t&&j System. I The board of trade will probably tender Mr. Plant a reception and banquet at the Ocala house some time in January. Richardson's stable will furnish you the nicest rigs in the citv at living prices. Call on him. Main street, north of square. J. T. Lang of Cartersville, Ga., arrived in the city with his family Saturday night and will make his home here. w atches, AND - OPTICAL - GOODS Gleaning, Repairing and Engraving. vjElfiw k Guaranteed First-Olass Work. Under FredQ Postoffice DEALERS IN Drugs, Chemicals, Patent Medicines, Fancy "Goods, Stationery, &c. Soda Water, Coca-Cola, Hot Coffee and Beef Tea. Physician's Prescriptions Carefully Compounded. F. C. A L WORTH & CO. CDcala 3obanson Bros.,. proprietors. , Work for Transient Customers Finished Same Day Received. Special Prices to Families. Carpet cleaning specialty. Telephone No. 12. I OCALA r pa 21 tflC YOU WILL. FIND A Full Line of Toys, Games, Wagons, Vases, Cups and Saucers, Fancy Goods and All Kinds of Xrnas Goods and Fire Works j 0 SRAEL Ocala H igfa Grade 'Goods, Low Grade Prices. Repairing and Engraving. All Work Guaranteed at A. E. Burnett's, JewelerJ Merchants Block, Ocala, Fla. Jewelry Montezuma Hotel, Ocala, Fla. Drug" Store,. and lace curtains a Ocala, Florida. OPENING I Slews B.Weitiee mm Depot.