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Volume 8 Number 266 OCALA FLORIDA TUESDAY APRIL 2J 1903 Fifty Cents a Month 5 a Yea
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T W Troxler Agent for Huylers
Candy Fresh Shipments Received
Weekly
COTTAGE BY THE SEA
I have a three story cottage of four
teen large rooms ocean view from
evtry room completely and hand
somely furnished and has every mod
ern convenience bath hot and cold
water etc has wide porches on three
sides of first and second story Lo
cated 100 feet from Atlantic Ocean at
Cape May New Jersey 81 miles from
t Philadelphia Will rent for summer
season for 275 will sell for 3000 or
will exchange for Ocala property Ap
ply at this office 4 10 4tw
BedBug
Poison
We put up a liquid that will clean
out the bugsand thats no joke
ITS A KILLER
Price 25 Cents
Large Bottle
ANTIMONOPOLY DRUGSTORE
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THE FRENCH BAKERY
Is again prepared to fill your orders
for lady fingers almond macaroons
and all other fancy cakes Bread de
livered every morning
ACCORDION PLAITING
Any width up to 48 inches Agent
wanted in Ocala Clara F Rich 231
W Duval street Jacksonville Flor
ida lied 4tw 4 15
BASEBALL GUIDES
Spaldings Official Baseball Guides
for 1903 just received
Ocala News Co
BRAHAMS PATENT PENS
We have the agency in this county
for Brahams Patent Pens The pens
are made in all styles from the finest
to the coarsest One dip in the ink
will write 150 to 200 words Never
blots never fills up Easy and smooth
writing 25 cents per dozen
Ocala News Co
ATTENDTO IT NOW
Phone your order for stove wood at
once to the Rim and Spoke Factory I
Phone 8 Dont wait until all want it
filt once and be delayed in getting it II
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GOOD FOR CHILDREN I
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The pleasant to take and harmless
One Minute Cough Cure gives Imme
diate relief In all cases of Cough
Croup and LaGrippe because it does
oJ not pass immediately into the stom
ach but takes effect right at the seat
of the trouble It draws out the in
flammation heals and soothes and
cures permanently by enabling the
lungs to contribute pure lifegiving
and lifesustaining oxygen to the
blood and tissues AntiMonopoly
Drugstore
DIARIES FOR 1903
We have a few handsomely bound
daries for 1903 different sizes that we
will sell for less than cost Ask to
rte them Ocala News Co
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THE CONVICT FARM
A Worthy Institution Conducted in a
Humane and UptoDate
Manner
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I We had the pleasure Monday in
company with Dr S H Blitch and
his charming young daughter Miss
Legie of visiting the convict farm
hospital As is generally known it is
I situated a mile and a half east of
Ocala on the old Fort King road and
I to the right of that thoroughfare on
the eminence just a short distance to
I the southeast of the Captain Morgan
i residence bought a year ago by Coun
ty Surveyor James R Moorhead and
recently disposed of by him to the
Florida Naval Stores Company and
now occupied by Messrs S A Rawls
general manager of the convict farm
F A Bridges superintendent of pris
oners of the Naval Stores Association
and Will Pelot manager of the farm
The Florida Naval Stores Co a
Jacksonville firm and one of the les
sees of all the states convicts pur
chased something over 400 acres of
land lying around the hospital build
ing most of which is under cultiva
tionwith promise of excellent crops
Bur our interest is in the hospital
building its inmates and the care
and treatment given them
I We found Captain E G English in
charge of the premises an affable
humane gentleman who from all we
could see was the right man in the
right place and always where his im
mediate services were in demand
The reception accorded Dr Blitch
by the inmates and those in charge of
the various departments was a trib
ute to the mans worth as a physician
and a friend to afflicted and unfortu
nate humanity
The enclosure is about 150 feet
square with a ten foot stockade At
each corner mounting the stockade is
a sentry or guard box from which
coign of vantage every movement of
an inmate can be seen The conduct
of the inmates has been so good that
now only two day guards are em
ployed and one night watchman who
is stationed within a latticed enclos
ure inside of the hospital entrance
and commanding either wingto the
left as you enter the sleeping room
to the right the mess hall and to the
rear the hospital ward proper
Monday there were thirtyfour in
mates in and around the building and
in the fields Six only of these were
In the hospital or had ailments that
kept them from work Among this
number there is one old negro wo
man who does washing and house
hold work
The hospital building is a plain
weatherboarded structure 100 feet
long running east and west twenty
feet wide with an L extension south
to which shortly it is proposed to add
a fifty foot extension as they find the
room inadequate for the average at
tendance of inmates
Single iron cots thirty in number
comfortably spread are used for
sleeping by all the inmates sick or
well At the head of each cot is hung
a night shirt and before retiring each
inmate must take a bath in tubs in
the corridor of the building supplied
with water from a large tank just
outside the southeast corner of the
stockade This is filled with water
from a well pumped into the tank by
a six horse engine
Everything is kept scrupulously
clean including the kitchen in charge
of Tom the chef Dinner was being
placed on the table as we were leav
ing and we found the food whole
some well cooked and abundant con
sisting of pork and beans vegetables
grown in the garden by the convicts
and coffee and corn bread Sunday
the fare is varied with fresh meat
and extra dishes of rice pudding In
dian corn pudding etc
We spoke to a number of the in
mates and all expressed themselves
as perfectly satisfied with their treat
ment said they could not be better
treated and kinder than they have
been Every inmate if able to work
at all is assigned to some work suit
ed to his physical condition If at
any time his infirmities or physical
ills pain or distress him he is permit
ted to rest or return to the hospital
for treatment
To the rear of the kitchen is the
mess room of the superintendent and
the white convicts of which there are
twoa Mr Williams who about a
year ago killed a Mr Bartleson at Mi
ami and a Mr Thomas who haft
charge of the drug stock of the hospi
tal and acts as hospital steward a po
sition he fills to the great satisfaction
of Dr Blitch Thomas is a bright I
young man a graduate of the Union
Art School of New York City sketch
es with decided talent and has made
drawings of Silver Springs and the
officers of the farm and stockade that
show merit He has also had consid
erable newspaper experience having
been employed on the Vjndianapolis
News as reporter and sketch artist for i
its illustrators
A system of sewerage is now being
constructed to carry off every vestige
of refuse from the building which
will perfect the excellent hygiene that
now prevails
One of the privileged inmates is Ed
Reed who has been a convict for
thirteen years four of which he has
been blind He is in for life and hails
from Tallahassee He assists in the
washing and works faithfully He is
also proprietor of the stockade com
missary and deals in such harmless I
articles but prison luxuries as soda
water peanuts ice cream and lemon
ade Ed is an up to date caterer for
he has inaugurated a series of Sunday
and other day concerts with the Gem
roller organ which instrument he se
cured from Montgomery Ward Co
and on which he performs difficult
pieces with a simple turn of the
crank unwrapping the cylinders and
The Arch Support of a
DOROTHY DODD
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In everybodys foot there is one weak spot The toes are strong the
ball of the foot is firm the heel is unyielding but the ARCH of the foot
under the instep is a weak place Being arched it is wholly unsupported
being weak it is the one place that gets tired But all the same its the
muscle by which you walk You stretch it at every step It is the one part
of the foot that needs to be helped
The DOROTHY DODD Shoe supports the arch of the foot by a special
curved shank between the inner and outer soles this shank exactly fol
lows the arch of the foot It holds its shape and supports the foot You
can walk twice as far without fatigue
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TRAD MARN
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Just Try on a Pair of Oxfords They Cost 250 and 3
THE W J CHAMBERS SHOE GO
Have Exclusive Sale
placing them in position and wrap
ping them and placing them in the
box without assistance
The hours of the stockade are from
sunrise to sunset Meals at regular
intervals three times a day The
hour for preparing to retire is 8
oclock Lights out and all quiet at
830 p m
So far the company has planted
2500 pecan trees and are setting out
peach and orange trees They have
in cultivation forty acres of canta
loupes six of watermelons 100 acres
in oats as much in corn ten acres
of tomatoes with a large acreage of i
Irish and sweet potatoes millet etc I
I These crops look well but like other I
portions of the county they need
rain There are eight head of horses
and mules used on the place with ex I
tra labor than that of the convicts
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It is the purpose of the company to
make a pretty lawn to extend from
the entrance of the stockade past the
guards and superintendents quarters I
to the road that leads up to the en
closure It is Mr Thomas pet meas
ure and he hopes to make a display of
landscape gardening ere the expira I
tion of his term February 1904 that 1
will he remembered and a thing of
beauty long after he has shucked hiss
striped suit vowing never to be called
en to don it again II
The company have shown a hu
manitarian spirit in the care of the
sick and unfortunate convicts on the
farm and in the hospital that stamps
them men of generous kind and noble
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impulses Said one of the inmates
I have seen and experienced the
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conditions and management of two
other hospitals conducted by those I
who have large bodies of convicts
leased but they cannot compare with
Fine Tailoring
By I
Skilled Workmen I
On
Choicest Material I
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I have a complete stock of Spring
Samples also a big stock of Piece
Goods for Suits and Trousers Call
I and see my samples and have your I
measure taken Seventeen years in 1
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the business should learn your needs
Respectfully
Jerry Burnett
Merchant Tailor
I One Door North of Masters
For
ForWatches
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and
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Repairs
GO TO
F G B WEIHE
Tfie Jeweler
Ocala Florid
I THE CLUB HOUSE
Opposite Court House
Ocala Fla
Cuisine First Class
Rates Reasonable
Refill Dished Thnmghotr
Special Rates by Week or
Month
MRS THOS J BARNES Prop
this one in the liberal and generous
measure that is meted out to them
We could expect nothing better It is
all and more than we have a right to
expect
Religious services are held every
Sunday afternoon by Rev L B War
ren the consecrated pastor of the
Baptist church and they hear him
gladly
It was a genuine pleasure to note
the interest the inmates of the stock
ade evinced in Dr Blitchs coming
No sooner did they learn of his pres
ence than those doing light chores
around the ground asked permission
to pay their respects They shook
his hand cordially and said to the re
porter This is our doctor He is a
good one They dont make any bet
ter doctors anywhere And the flat
tering reports heard from others only
emphasized the remark noted for he
has had wonderful success in getting
the men put of the hospital proper
and putting them in a condition to
work Not only do the convicts ap
preciate the Doctors skill but those
who employ him for the physical wel
fare of the men have an equally high
estimate of the Doctors worth to
them
CONFESSIONS OF A PRIEST
Rev Jno S Cox of Wake Ark
writes For 12 years I suffered from
Yellow Jaundice I consulted a num
ber of physicians and tried all sorts
of medicines but got no relief Then
I began the use of Electric Bitters and
feel that I am now cured of a disease
that had me in its grasp for twelve
years If you want a reliable medi
cine for Liver and Kidney trouble
stomach disorder or general debility
get Electric Bitter Its guaranteed
by AntiMonopoly Drugstore Only
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Ice Cream in any quantity the
smoothest and most wholesome
See me for entertainments
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C H Dame
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ASSAULT AND BATTERY
Yesterday afternoon in Judge Rob
ert Bullocks court LeE Anderson was
tried for committing an assault on
Eunice Edwards both colored Ed
wards was twice as big and strong a
man as Anderson and the evidence
showed that ho was more the aggres
sor than was Anderson Zewadski
defended Anlerson and he jury
found him not guilty
I HOW TO WARD OFF AN
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I ATTACK OF RHEUMATISM
For years when spring time came
on and I went into gardening I was
sure to have an attack of rheumatism
and every attack was more severe
than the preceding one says Josie
McDonald of Man Logan county
West Virginia I tried everything
with no relief whatever until I pro
i
f c ured a bottle of Chamberlains Pain
I Rum and the first application ga >
me ease and before the first bottle
was used I felt like a new person
Now I feel that I am cured but I al
ways keep a bottle of Chamberlains
Pain Balm in the house and when I
feel any symptoms of a return I soon
drive it away with one or two applica
tions of this liniment For sale by
all druggists
THE LEGISLATURE
Senator Gillen Wants to Saddle the
Responsibility of Settling the
Indian War Claims on His
I
Successors
The state solons reassembled Mon
day The Tampa Tribune tells of
their afternoons proceedings as fol
lows 1
Senator Gillen of the fourteenth
district introduced in the senate an
important resolution providing a
method for disposing of the numerous
claims which have been filed against
the Indian war fund
The Gillen resolution provides that
the governor shall appoint a commis I
sion of five three of whom shall be I
lawyers to immediately investigate
all claims against the fund to report
as early as possible their conclusions
I of law and fact I
The resolution provides that each
member of the commission shall re
ceive 1000 for his services that a
I clerk shall be elected to receive 500
and a stenographer to receive = 500
This resolution means if passed
that the Wailes claim and other simi
lar claims will go over until the next
session and that the present legisla
ture will be rid of the arduous duty of
passing upon them There is a strong
sentiment in the senate in favor of
the resolution
The house this afternoon adopted a
resolution providing for a constitu
tional amendment to be ratified by
the people extending the terms of
county tax collectors and assessor
and county treasurers from two to
four years
Drane of Polk introduced in the
house a bill to pension Generals WH
liam Miller and Jesse J Finley for
distinguished services to the state
The bill carries 50 per month for
each The same bill was introduced
In the senate by Senator Wilson of
Polk
c = Why We
Undersell All Competitors v
We buy for cash therefore buy cheaper
We sell for cash only therefore have no
collectors to pay no bookkeepers to pay
no duns to mail no accounts to lose
TAKE THE MATTER HOME
to yourself Suppose you were going to
sell your horse and you had two offers one
for 130 cash and the other for J 45 on
three months time which would you take
We Sell Goods Cheaper Than AnyJRe
ail louse in Florida
Mens Furnihlngs
Furnishings
We are the Big Defgs In
the Mens Furnishing Busi
ness
PI 4 Mens Shirts newest
Spring Patterns lull sUe <
well made warranted to fitO
Our Brag Line worth 75cf
49e j
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worth J ior 69c
CO RIGNf1B9 The Top of the Pot 98c
Masons Standard Fruit Jars
Complete with Tops and Rubbers Pints
52c doz Quarts 62c doz Half Gallons
79c doz and they are the VERY BEST
The Prices Tell the Difference Be
tween CASH and CREDIT
Extra Tops with Rubbers 22c Dot
Extra Rubbers 5c Dot
Ladies Oxfords
The Famous Dixie Girl
in all styles I
2 VALUE FOR S150 Q
The idol of Southern Dames
Ladies Colonials Latent
Styles and Leathers p
198 and 248
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Bargains Extraordinary in Laces and Embroideries Several 1
Hundred Thousand Yards Laces and Embroideries edgings and j1
Insertions Worth From 10 to 30 Cents Yard
I AT FIVE CENTS PER YARD S
C M Brown C M Brown Jr +
The Racket Company 0
Spring and Summer e
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Newest Creations in Millinery and
Flowers Ribbons Plumes and Trim
mings of all Kinds Everything that is r
New Nobby and UptoDate in the Mil
linery Line Goods for All Classes and
Prices Within Reach of All
MRS D M HICK
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