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VOL. 21. . ' OCALA, FLORIDA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1915 NO. 309
THE STAR IS THE ONLY NEWSPAPER IN MARION COUNTY TAKING TELEGRAPH SERVICE
Pressure on Austria's Bessarabian Front As
suming Formidable Proportions
If! SPITE OF THEIR DEFEATS,
London, Dec. 29. Russian troops
have occupied the important Persian
town of Kashan, according to the
Reuter Teheran correspondent, and
are marching toward Ispahan.
BUSY IN BESSARABIA
The , Russian offensive on the Bes
sarabia front is apparently assuming
formidable proportions. Unofficial re
ports from Berlin state the Austrians
are holding their own, although the
Russians attacked eight times in the
past three days with a lavish expen
diture of ammunition and men.
PUSHING ON IN PERSIA
The Russians are still progressing
in Persia. The czar's troops have
occupied Kashan, a city of thirty
thousand a hundred miles east of
OTTOMANS PESTER THEIR
The Turks report the continued
jiuccess of their artillery in interfer
ing with allied operations in the Dar
danelles. A battleship and cruiser
were hit by shells and k the Allies'
landing .places have been bombarded,
disturbing transport work.
FIGHTING IS SLACK ON THE
Hand grenade fighting in the Chas
lens sector and bombardment, of Ger
man positions west of Navarin farm
in the Campaigne, are the only activ
ities reported by the. Pans war office.
SElfpf&ftS 75,000 STRONG
Athens reports state there are 75,
000 Serbian troops in Scutari and El
bassan, Albania, in good condition
occupy strong positions against the
forces of the central powers. '
CABINET DECIDES ON CON
SCRIPTION The British cabinet has decided up
on a modified form of conscription,
the bill to be introduced in the House
of Commons next week.
The bill will give the government
power to bring in single men, and
will preserve Premier Asquith's
pledge to the married men, if found
needed. No official statement was is
sued at the end of the cabinet's pro
tracted session today and it is diffi
cult to say how serious, the present
situatiorTin that body is.
.SALONIKI IS SAFE
Dispatches from both Teutonic and
Entente sources indicate that the
probability of a Teutonic offensive
against Saloniki is disappearing. The
Bulgarians are withdrawing to pure
ly defensive positions behind the
Greek frontier, and Vienna reports
say the Central powers now regard
such an offensive as promising polit
ical embarrassments and no military
advantages, believing that the enten
te powers tire safely bottled -up in
ATTACK ON EGYPT
Reports that the Germans and the
Turks are planning a vast offensive
involving from five to eight hundred
thousand men against Eervut and
Suez are still presistent. Heavy guns
and amunition are beiner rushed dailv
to Constantinople and the British are
strengthening their Suez positions.
BULGARS ON A BENDER
Paris, Dec. 29. The Eleventh Bui
garian infantry, stationed at Gum'
uldzina, Bulgaria, has mutinied, ac
cording to information Petit Jour
N nal's Athens correspondent.
BERLIN ADMITS RUSSIAN PER
Berlin,'Dec. 29 The Russians have
made eight attacks against the Aus
t nans on the Bessarabian border
since Christmas, . according to the
Czornowitz correspondent of the
, Tageblat. All attacks were repulsed
The Russians maintained a steady
gun fire for twenty-five hours.
THE SERBS YET HAVE A LARGE AND EFFECTIVE ARMY IN
ALBANIA ' -
GOVERNMENT MAY INVESTI
GATE EXCESSIVE PRICE OF
Washington, Dec. 29. It is learned
that an investigation to determine
the cause of the rising price of gaso
line will be conducted by two gov
ernment agencies. Federal Trade
Commission investigators are already
at work and the department of jus
tice will undertake an inquiry.
The Federal Trade Commission is
trying -to ascertain the truth of the
charges that the price's have risen on
ly where the bigger oil concerns have
no competition and whether the act
ual shortage of crude petrolium,
which is .offered as the reason, is the
cause of the increases.
THOMAS L. SHEVLIN
Wealthy Lumberman and Lover of
Athletic Sports, is Dead
f (Associated Press)
Minneapolis, Dec. 29. Thomas r-; L.
Shevlin', - Minneapolis millionaire
umberman and a former Yale foot
ball coach, died here this morning of
pneumonia. Shevlin contracted a cold
while training . the Yale squad last
LEVI J. KNIGHT
Captain Levi J. Knight, one of the
oldest citizens of this county died at
the home of his son, Mr." John M.
Knight, " near Cherry Creek, this
morning about 3:30 o'clock.
He had been ill for several weeks,
having had a stroke of paralysis last
November. For the past several years
he has been living around among his
children, spending most of his time
at -Quitman with his son, Mr. Lawson
Knight. , - ,.
He came here in November to visit
Mr. John Knight's family, and has
been ill ever since then. "His death
occurred there early this morning.
Captain Knight was 87 years Tof
age and had spent most of his life
in Lowndes county, ."where he raised
a large family. He served in the leg
islature from Lowndes and in his
younger days he was a . man of wide
influence. He ..was a veteran of the
Confederate army, being captain of
one of the companies in the 48th regi
ment. He was a gallant soldier and
won distinction upon the battle field
His wife preceded him to the grave
by a few years and since her death,
he has had no home except among
his children, who lived in many diff
erent localities. HiS children are
Messrs. Will . and James Knight, of
Ocala, Fla., Lawson and Henry
Knight, of Quitman, Joe. J. Knight,
of Milltown; J. M. Knight, of Cherry
Creek, Mrs. J. M. Tyler, of Ray City;
and Mrs. Jessup, of McRae.
The funeral will occur as soon as
his sons, Messrs. Will and James
Knight, can come from Ocala, proba
bly tomorrow, and the interment will
be in the cemetery at Milltown. Cap
tain Knight had lived beyond the alot
ted span of years and retained hi3
vigor up to a very few years ago.
He has many friends in this section
who will regret to hear of his death.
Valdosta .,Ga., Times.
FORDS AT A BARGAIN
Two five-passenger Ford cars, fully
equipped 'and in good condition. Half
cash, balance monthly payments.
R. R. Carroll, at Star Office.
ANNUAL FEAST OF
THE OCALA ELKS
The Ocala lodge of Elks held their
annual game diner last night at the
Elks' club, There were over fifty of
the members present and every one of
them enjoyed the evening.
Mr. Harry Peter, who is in charge
of the club, had been working for sev
eral days, getting the house decorat
ed "with ferns, flowers and other
green things from the . forests, and
with the many colored lights scatter
ed through the building and Mr.
Peter's wonderful collection of game
heads and ancient firearms that dec
orate the walls, the place presented a
most' attractive appearance.
Hunters had been out in the woods
all day after quail and 160 of these
delicious birds were served, roasted
with gravy and dressing. There was
a roast pig, also, many oysters and
other good -things, all of which were
entirely devoured by the hungry Elks,
a number of whom had been starving
themselves through Christmas, wait
ing the great annual feast.
The usual business, of the lodge
was transacted before the dinner was
served and one initiation took place,
that of Mr. Hanf ord, a druggist of
Leesburg. Several other candidates
were to have "gotten theirs," but
were not present. -
Good talks were made on the "good
of the order" by several of the?mem
bers and. when the boys dispersed at
11 o'clock they were all well satisfied
with the evening's .program.
ODD FELLOWS' ELECTION
At , their meeting Tuesday night,
the members of Tulula Lodge, I. O.
O. F., elected the following officers
to serve during the ensuing term:
L. E. Yonce, noble grand; F. E. Mc-
Clane, vice grand; W. L. Colbert, sec
retary; J. H. Benjamin, treasurer;
J. D. Wilkes delegate and H. D.
Stokes alternate to the grand lodge;
Jake Brown, trustee. W. L. Colbert
was recommended for district deputy
These officers will be installed at
the next meeting of the lodge, Tues
day evening, Jan. 4.
MUNROE & CHAMBLISS'
AID TO BUSY MEN
The Munroe & Chambliss Bank has
made its annual distribution of cal
endars, an event always awaited with
pleasant anticipation by its friends.
The-calendar this year is a fortuitous
combination of elegance and useful
ness and will refresh the eyes and aid
the memories of the possessors all
thru the year 1916.
MAXWELL CARS COMING
I have a double decked carload of
six Maxwell cars that were shipped
from Detroit on Dec. . 21st. These
cars will arrive in Ocala about Sat
urday. There is one of them unsold.
Speak quick if you want it.
R. R. Carroll, Distributor.
LYNCHING AT REDDICK
A young negro named Nimrod Sims
was lynched at Reddick last night.
He waylaid two children, a boy of five
years and a girl of four, while they
were on their way home about a quar
ter of a mile from Reddick, and at
tempted an assault on the little girl.
Both she and her brother fought and
screamed ( and the negro ran away.
He was found this morning hanging
to a tree. The verdict of the coron
er's jury was that Sims came to hi3
death at the hands of unknown par
ties. He was only fifteen years old.
Cold weathei is here. Get a bigger
load of better wood for a dollar at
Converse's mill. Phone 234. 3-tf
AT ONCE HI' COMMISSIOHER III HEW
HIS OFFICE PROBABLY
New York, Dec. 29. Most of" the
eight men indicted by the federal
grand jury for conspiracy to cause
strikes in war munitions plants thru
Labor's National Peace Council, are
here or on their way to appear be
fore the United States commissioner.
Frank S. Monett, former attorney
general of Ohio, left Columbus yes
terday for New York. He is said to
have been chairman of the resolutions
committee of the council. The details
of the part he is alleged to have play
ed are withheld.
John C. Taylor, . president of the
council, said he had notified the other
indicted officers to come here at once.
Whether Representative Buchanan
can claim immunity is a question. The
law states that congressmen are ex
empt, except for treason, felony or
breach of the peace during a congres
It is learned today the work of the
government is incomplete. There will
be a new grand jury next week.
LAMAR AND TAYLOR SURREND
David Lamar and Jacob Taylor
have surrendered, one of the other
indicted , men is in the city and one is
on the way. Warrants will be sent
to Washington for the others, unless
assurances are received today that
will come here.
WILD GOOSE CHASE"
FAILED TO ARRIVE
But the Temple Has a Good Show,
All the Same
Mr. Bennett of the Temple regrets
to have to inform his patrons that
"The Wild Goose Chase," his feature
for this evening, failed to arrive.. He
will ha vest good show, however,-with
the' PathS News, a two-reel drama
and a good comic. : t
ACCIDENT TO MISS PORTER
Just before noon today Miss Mar
guerite Porter suffered quite a pain
ful accident. She slipped and fell on
the back porch of her home, where
the floor was wet from the rains,
and struck a small box, sustaining a
broken rib. The wound was given
immediate attention and she is now
resting easily and will soon be able to
leave her room. Her many friends
will be glad to know that Miss Por
ter's injury is no worse.
A social of the Ladies' Aid Society
of the Presbyterian churgh will be
given by Dr. and Mrs. J. R. Herndon
at the manse on Friday, December
31st, from 3 to 8 p. m. A cordial in
vitation extended to all.
Mrs. R. L. Andersca, Sec'y.
Mr. J. A. Thomas, chief of police
of Winston-Salem, N. C, is in 'the
city on a visit to his brother, Mr. A.
Robert Magruder, owing to illness
could not reach home today in time
for the funeral of his brother, J. B.
Magruder Jr. Many of his friends in
Orlando will be pleased to learn, how
ever, that he will be able to reach
here by this evening. He left the
hospital at San Antonio, Texas, on
the 21st and is now rapidly recover
ing from his recent illness. Orlando
Mr. Magruder has been a visitor to
Ocala on several occasions.
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Chilton and two
children of Livingston, Tenn., are
among the new comers to Ocala, and
reside on North Pond street. Mr.
Chilton made a trip to Ocala last win
ter, liked everything he saw here and
determined to make this his home if
his family thought as much of the
city as he did. Hence he has brought
his family to spend the winter here
"on probation" and hopes to make
Ocala his future home. Mr. Chilton
is a lawyer and will practice in. our
courts if he decides to stay here.
Carter's Delicious Cake
Buy it for the children's "sake
It, is so light, pure and fine,
Give it to them t.11 the time,
tf Carter Bakery.
OLD MAN HUERTA FINDS HIS
Washington, Dec. 29. El Paso au
thorities report that General Huerta
is seriously but not dangerously ill.
The authorities have been notified to
use their own discretion of releasing
the guard of which Huerta complain
Program for the Next Meeting, Jan.
8th at Fairfield
Saturday, January 8th, the Marion
County Educational Association will
hold its regular monthly meeting at
Fairfield. All teachers who can pos
sibly attend, will not only derive
pleasure but benefit from the follow
ing very interesting program, com
mencing at 10 a. nr.:
Welcome address by Hon. M. L.
Reading of the constitution of the
Paper or Address, Regular Attend
ance, Its Importance and How to Se
cure It, by Miss Catherine Salter,
principal of Fellowship school.
Discussion. Leader, Miss Abbie
Stokes, teacher" of Shiloh school.
"'T The Importance of Making School
Work ( Interesting and Attractive, by
Mr. J. M. Feagle, principal of Citra
school. . ,
How This May be Done, by Mr. J.
J. Beard, principal of Pedro school.
Noon1 and lunch on the grounds.'
Song, Battle Hymn of the Republic.
Address by Dr. Jno. A. Thackston,
state high school inspector.
On Freight Secured by ' the Ocala
To show how a systematic and per
sistent effort along the right line can
accomplish results, we would like to
recite what Manager Harry Booth of
the Ocala Knitting Mills has done in
the way of securing lower freight
rates for his products. -
When he began shipping a few
months ago, Mr. Booth, for instance,
paid (or his selling agents did, when
a delivered price was quoted) $1.20
per hundred pounds on knitted goods
from Ocala to Baltimore. The rate
was one cent more per hundred to
New York and Philadelphia, and at
the same time the local rate to Jack
sonville was 61 cents, which local
rate had to be added to the rate be
yond of 59 cents. Mr, Booth now has
a rate of y cents per hundred
pounds on his knitted goods to Bal
timore and 80 cents to New York and
Philadelphia, with a corresponding
reduction to all points on the eastern
seaboard as well as west as far as
St. Louis and even beyond. The local
rate now to Jacksonville is 20 cents
against 61 cents before.
Mr. Booth went right square after
the Interstate Commerce Cammis
sion, having been well posted on rates
himself, and then later on Mr. Capps,
vice president of the Seaboard, paid
a visit to the mills and was told
what was wanted and what he was
going to have before he quit he got
it and has made a net saving of 40
cents per hundred pounds on his out
Mr. Booth was formerly with some
of the Georgia knitting mills arid
knew as well what the rates should
be as the rate men themselves. Be
fore he is through with it, he is 'go
ing to obtain some reductions on his
incoming freight as well.
VEGET ABLES, MILK AND EGGS
from our own farm daily. Open night
and day. - Merchants Cafe. tf
GRIEVED BY .
r A ID
olUnkui oluuil 1a
Indication that Its Area is Increasing
GREAT PROPERTY DAMAGE REPORTED FROM EAST TEXAS
TO NORTH GEORGIA
Birmingham, Dec 29. The heavy
rain over Central Alabama yesterday
whipped into a gale between 1 and 2
o'clock this morning and heavy dam
age was done to property here and
in the vicinty. No loss of life is re
ported. Wire communication is ser
iously interrupted. Only one wire is
in operation to Montgomery, where
the storm was severe but no great
damage is reported.
IT SEEMS TO BE INCREASING
Washington, Dec. 29. The storm
over Louisiana yesterday gained
great intensity and moved northeast
to the Ohio valley, where it is central
this morning. General rains have fal
len east of the Mississippi river.. In
dications are the storm will continue
northeast ' tonight. Storm warnings
have been ordered posted along the
entire Atlantic coast. Most of the
damage has been to telegraph and
IMMENSE RAINFALL IN ATLAN
TA Atlanta, Dec. 29. Four and four
hundredths inches of rain fell here
during the last twenty-four hours
ending at 7 o'clock this morning. This
is the greatest rainfall since 1886.
Slightly less than four inches was
the average all over North Georgia.
HORSE FELL IN A HOLE
A .horse belonging; to Mrs. Close,
while being driven along the street in
front of Dr. Fuller's residence today,
found a soft place in one of the sewer
excavations, and went down so deep
ly that the fire department had to be
called to pull it out. The animal was
not much hurt. Hamp Chambers will
probably be able to qualify as com
mander of a sappers and miners' bri
gade by the time the sewerage work
is finished. -
Mrs. H. C. Jones, who has been ill
for several weeks, is now able to be
up and about her duties.
Col. R. L. Anderson is slowly recov
ering from a painful illness.
President Murphy of the Florida
Farms and Homes Co. of Palatka,
was in town today. -
Mr. W. L. Armour, who has been
quite ill at the home of his wife's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Walters,
is able to be out again and with his
family will soon return to Pana-
Mr. Leslie Bostick, who returned
from Tavares the other day, has
bought the Harrington cigar and
news stand, which- is doing a good
"Flowers and Springtime" is the
title of a pretty picture on the hand
some calendars being distributed
among the patrons of Davies, "The
Tire Man." The pictures is mounted
on three colors of dekle-edged card
board and makes a very striking ad
vertisement for the concern.
Rather than pack them away, ' will
sell the few Japanese baskets at half
price. Gerig's Drug Store. tf
SEE TEE FARM on the Silver
Springs road which furnishes - the
Merchant's Cafe every day with
fresh vegetables, milk and eggs. tf.
Hunting season opens Nov. 20tfc
Buy guns, leggins, hunting coats aw
shells now and be ready. Manor
Laughter Aids Digestion
Laughter "s one of the most health
ful exertions; i is of great help to
digestion. A still more effectual help
is a dose of Chamberlain's Tablets. If
you should be troubled with indiges
tion give them a trial. They only
cost a quarter. uotamaDie every
- PRESS : TIME
WERE SECURED EASILY
Captain Edward Drake of the Ocala
Rifles, found no difficulty this morn
ing in secunng the ten honorary
members that the Ocala Rifles are al
lowed to carry on their rolls each
year. The members so joining are
exempt from military service and
jury duty and pay into the treasury
of the company $10 each per year,
which helps out with the company's
W. C. T. U. MEETING
The Worn en's Christian Temper
ance Union met in the Baptist church
on Tuesday in regular session, with
Mrs. G. W. Martin in the chair. The
attendance was; small but consider
able business was attended to. It
was decided to have the cigarette law
printed on cards for distribution.
This law is violated many times a day
and no doubt this is partly owing to
ignorance of the state law, on the
part of merchants and officers, and
carelessness of the other citizens.
Adjourned to meet the second Tues
day in January.
M. Emma Washburn,
Secretary Pro Tern.
A middle aged man with four young
daughters wishes a' steady, middle
aged white woman who can give best
of references to keep house for him.
She would be required to do the house
work with the assistance of the girls,
who attend school. A good home for
the right woman. Do not renlv to
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this advertisement unless you would
care to keep the position permanent
ly. If interested, write to G. L.
Chandler, 610 Palm Avenue, Miami,
Florida, or inquire at the Star office
or particulars. ll-19-tf-d&w
AN OCALA CITIZEN
COMES TO THE FRONT
Tells His Friends and Neighbors Of
Every Ocala resident should read
what a neighbor says. His testimony
can be relied upon. Here are his own
C. F. Hays, 703 S. Orange St.,
Ocala says: "I think that heavy lift
ing caused my kidneys to become
weakened. I suffered greatly from
severe pains in my back and I was of
ten so stiff and larae that I could
hardly work. I also had severe
headaches. Doan's Kidney Pills gave
me more relief than all the other med
icines I had taken put together. I
have had no occasion to take any Sid
ney medicine since, as the benefit haa
Price 50c, at all dealers. Don't
simply ask for a kidney remedy
get Doan's Kidney Pill3 the sama
that Mr. Hays had. Foster-Milburn
Co., Props., Buffalo, N. Y. Ad. 6
OK LAW AHA VALLEY
No. 71 Leave Palatka, 7:30 a. ra,
arrive Ocala, 11:35 a. m.
No. 72 Leave Ocala, 1 jQ5
irrive Palatta, 5:25 p, m.
Bear This in Mind
"I consider Chamberlain'3 Congh
Remedy by far the best medicine in
the market for colds
Mrs. Albert Blosser, Lima, Ohio. Many
piners are oi tne same opinion. Ob
tainable everywhere. Adv.
KNIUHT8 OF PYTHIAS
t Ocala Lodge No. 19. Convexities
held every Monday at 7:30 p. ra. at
Castki Hail, over the James Carlis'a
drugstore. A cordial welcome to vis
iting, brothers. C. B. Howell, a a
Cha3. K. Sage, K. of It. S. A3