Vol. II.--N0. 14.
OCALA, FLORIDA, JUNE 30, 1896.
Price Five Cents
PUBLISHED EVERY DAV IN THE WEEK EXCEPTING SUNDAY.
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A NARROW ESCAPE.
Mr. Tucker, who resides near
town and is very deaf, was driving
on the railroad this morning in
.front of the fire station. An en
gine and car were coming behind
him at a rapid rate. Supposing he
would continue down the road,
the crew did not pay much atten
tion to him, but just as they were
about at the side of his wagon he
-started to drive his horse across
the track. A crowd began to ruh
out, seeing his danger. Agent
Robert Tayler was sitting in front
cf Chai'le's restaurant and ran out,
caught the horse, and got him out
of the way just in time.
OCALA'S NEW ENTERPRISE MEET-
NG WITH A WONDERFUL
The Grades of Furniture Turned Out:
From This Factory Equal to
Those of the East.
WORKMANSHIP TIP TOP
After today, instead of getting a
percentage on the work done, U.
S. District Attorney Frank Clark
gets a salary of $3500 and expenses
and U. S. District Marshal Jas.
Mac Kay of Tampa, instead of the
percentage, g;ts a $3000 sa'ary
p:r year and expenses. The depu
ties and cmnissioiers ?.re as for
tunate in proportion. Where they
oncegt5o percent of the busi
ness done and expenses, they now
get 75 per cent, and the number
has been cut down to half throw
ing much more into the hands of
thosi remaining in office. U. S.
Commissioner D. S Williams and
Deputy U. S. Marbhal Jas. Clark
of our city can reap the benefit of
this important change and they
are both good men and deserve i:.
A HOUSE BURNED.
At 1:30 this morning the fire
bll pealed forth the warning that
there was a fire in the city. The
firemen tumbled out of their beds
and the horses were out and gone
in less time than it needs to say it.
The fire was seen to be in the
northern portion of town and from
the way the heavens ware lit up the
boys considered that it was a pret
ty big fire. It pioved to be a four
or five room cottage north of the
jail and beyond the reach of wa.er,
and was too far gone when they
arrived to render any help. It was
owned by L. C bellers, was
insured for $225, and had been
vacated only yesterday by a color
ed jumily. The cottage was com
plete loss. . This en Is th; long in
terval without a fire, as it is sever
al months since a fire occurred
that caused any serious loss.
FOURTH OF JULY
While the editor of the Star
was strolling around late yesterday
evening, he happened to step into
the Florida Furniture factory and
was there shown some of the most
beautiful designs of furniture that
we have ever seen. I
Among the woods used in the ,
manufacture cf these gocds are cy
press, finished natura!; maple, ma
hogany arid antique oak, and the
prices of the bed room suits range
from $10 to $50. They will not
only turn cut the cheaper grade?,
but will manufacture as fine a
class of goods as can be procured
in the east.
The articles manufactured at
this factory are bedroom suits, sin
ge bed?, safes, wardrobes and
chiffoniers, and they have some of
the most beautiful designs that we
have ever seen turned out of any
The business is in charge of E.
W. Kendall, who is thoroughly
conversant with every detail, hav-
ing had years cf experience in
this line of business, and is ably
assisted by the following parties:
W. S. Pike, head man in cab'net
room; J. N. Martin has charge of
machine room; Eirl Mack, carving
machine; E. L. Parr, A. N. Moore,
DaPree Wheeler, Morris Liddon,
M.. McDavid, Alvin Lucius, T. S
Key West, Fla., June 29 The
steamers Three Friends and City
of Richmond were seized by the
customs authorities this morning.
The case will be heard Wednes-
1 day. The steamers are charged
I with engaging in filibustering ex
1 peditions in violation of the treaty
between the United States and
Spain. The Three Friends and
City of Richmond were brought
into this port lat Friday by prize
crews from the cutter Winona.
The cutter captured the steamers
north of this city. The city of
Richmond hid 500 cases of arms
and ammunition on board and
nearly a hundred Cubans. It i.s
said the arms and men were to be
transferred to the Three Friends
and that the latter wuld carry
them to Cuba.
AND - OPTICIAN,
Under Montezuma Hotel, Ocala, Fla.
SMALLI'OX IN CUBA.
Wushingtor, D. C, June 29.
Advices recrivca by Snrgeon-Gen-eral
Wyrr.an of tha marine hospi
tal service, c'ated Santiago de
Cuta, June 13, state that the Unit
ed States Sanitary Inspector h3s
found over icoo cases of sma'lpox
ii that city. There are a number
of families down with it within
200 feet cf the United States
Counslate. Information r ceived
from the touth coast of Cuba from
Cisniue iio.s to Baracoa is to the
effect that that territory is a
plague spot of smallpox and the
marine hospital service is notified
in order that the quarantine offi
cers may be put on their guird to
prevent the transmission of tbe
disease to this country.-
OF OO ALA, FLA.
Accounts of Merchants and
This bank has the mcst extensive and secure safety deposit vaults
in Florida, Boxes to rent $5, $10 and $15 per annum.
Call and examine the vaults.
II. C. WRIGHT, : Cashier.
The Prettiest and
Most Stylish , ,
Summer Millinery Goods
Eows, &c. .
Great Variety and Lowest Prices.
S O "W
MRS. M. E. HODGE,
Dress Making and General Sewing.
All Cutting, Sewing and Fitting done In te Latest StyJe, ut the Lowest Jrice and
on short notice.
"Rooms LI pstalrs, -lor tin Side Square,
PASTE THIS IN YOUR HAT.
We would like you to paste the
following in your hat, lock at it
alter the Chicago convention and
see how tar we are off:
Marrer, Richard Perry, George j The silver men will go into the
Washington, James Taylor, Will I convention with 586 votes; the
To All Points South of the Ohio
and East of the Mississippi.
Special rates to points north of
Live Oik, Lake City and Jackson
ville. Will sell on July 2 and 3
and for all trains due to arrive at
destination before noon July 4, at
rate of about one and one third
fare per round trip. To points
south of Live Oik, Jake City and
Jacksonville July 2. 3 and 4, will
sell at one fare for round trip, all
tickets limited for return until
jlily 7. For information, specific
rates and tickets to all points, call
Cook, J. W. Schenck, F. W. Web
ber, Louis Liddeil, and others.
The pay roll at the present time
is about $600 per month and the
business is yet in its infancy.
Mr. Kendall informs us that the
factory is urable tit Xhz present
time to supply the demand, not
withstanding the fact that they are
putting on new hands every few
The Star is indeed glad to see
such enterprises as this spring up
a Ocala, and we hope it may be
able to tell of others in the near
single gold standard men with 332.
Silver at the ratio of 16 to 1 will
be a part of the platform.
Richard P. iMan.l, (n- bt er
J known as Silver Dick island.) cf
j Missouri, vdl be the nominee.
If. not nominated by acclama
tion, he will get 12'S votes on first
We v:'li just add here that the
above named gentlemen will be
the man that will i2 seated in trie
presidential chir the 4h of next
w&Vte DID cnrw
Ve DID en
The hatchet ct straightforward
steadfastness cut the bonds of the
colonies in 1776. Washington
succeeded because he deserved
success. He was honest, earnest,
truthful in business as well as in
We try to apply his methods to
the Jewelry business and to gain
success by deserving it. To make
the Fourth more glorious we offer
Alarm Clocks guaranteed for one
vear at 86 cents each Fourth cf
Maurice and Christian Riche
and Miss Jeanne Riche wish to
express their grateful sense of the
sympathy and helpfulness which
have bstn shown to them bv their
friends in Ocala on the sad occa
sion of the illness and death cf
their beloved sister.
Tost Office drug store.
The Post Office drug store will
give you the finest cream and best
drinks in the city.
Tomorrow Mrs. J. W. Wyatt re
signs the management of the pop
ular Arlington hotel and goes to
Gainesville to reside. Mrs. J. R.
G. Hamilton, who has been run
ning the Central, assumes charge
of the Arlington, and will without
doubt maintain it at its present
Henry Crowd', accused cf the
.murder of Dukes Graham, had his
preliminary hearing before Judge
Hill yesterday. A great crowd of
negroes were present and were
much excited over the trial.
Judge W. S. Bullock defended
the prisoner and Edwin Spencer
represented the state. There was
not evidence sufficient to bind him
over and Judge Hill discharged the
prisoner, over which he and his
friends were very happy.
BASHI - BAZOUKS !
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BLUE FLAME OIL STOVES
Cheaper than Gas or Gasoline
Just the thing for summer
Call and examine.
Price, $6 50
IRDSEY & CO.
By order of the commanding offi
cer a special meeting of instruction
will be held tonight at the armory
of the Ocala Rifles at 8 o'clock.
Ralph R. Birdsev,
Lieutenant and Adjutant.
Ocala Business Colle
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Book-Keeping by Actual Business,
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