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OCALA EVENING STAR, FRIDAY, JTTNS Z1, CIS
OCALA EVENING STAR
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BITTIXGER CARROLL, PROPRIETORS
R. R. Carroll, General Manager ' Port V. Leavensrood, Butlaeaa Manager
J, EL Beijamta, Editor
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No wonder Mr. Wilson has done al
most nothing but write notes. If he
had a halfway idea how ill -prepared
this country is to fight, he must Have
written with his heart in his mouth.
And now, just as there is a little
chance that the union station will be
removed to the place where the great
majority of the people want it, a mis
guided citizen butts in with a petition
to have it remain in the first-selected
and. inconvenient site.
Congressman Sparkman has select
ed W. L. Straub of the St. Petersburg
Times for" postmaster of St. Peters
burg. The Star considers the choice
an excellent one, but will be sorry for
it if the cares of office cause Straub
to neglect the editorial page the way
he does when he goes fishing.
The Rev. Mr. Catts ran ahead in
the Florida primary for governor on
a platform of opposition to the
Roman Catholics. Mr. Catts is not
clever. In a state where this sort of
fanaticism gets votes, a platform ad
vocating the burning of .witches
would have been even more popular.
When Mr. Catts has become fully
domesticated in Florida he will better
divine the real wants and aspirations
of the Florida electorate. A -statesman
is needed to save the Floridians
from the goblins. Columbia State.
This is a sample of the advertising
Catts gives Florida. Even the most
intelligent of people in other states
are not aware that there are at least
180,000 votes in Florida and of them
-only about a sixth voted for Catts.
THE STAR'S PHONES
The editor's phone is
"51 TWO RINGS"
while the business office re
mains the same. Our friends
will save themselves possible
annoyance and delay by keep
ing this in mind when calling
up the Star office in future.
other argument. He now understands
that we are at the end of the polcy
by . which he hoped to work miracles
in Mexico ; at the beginning of the
only policy by which we can work
anything." - ;
The trouble about socialists is that
they do not want to do things as
much as they want them done. The
individual who goes ahead and does
things for himself is naturally averse
to giving up the fruits of his brain
and muscle. Socialism would be for
the common good but it would require
much individual sacrifice, which the
average socialist is seldom more will
ing than anyone else to make. If this
had been a ready-made world, it
would have adopted socialism at once.
Unfortunately, it is yet in the mak
- There is much truth in the follow
ing from the Christian Science Mon
itor: '"Those who see nothing, in' the
great eWorld war of ; today but ' the
fighting of beasts at - Ephesus, are
walking through life with their eyes
holden. The bloody ordeal of the field
battle may be horrible beyond human
conception, but it at any rate brings
into being such qualities as courage,
endurance, self-sacrifice, and many
others, all of which are lacking in the
scheming of the political arena, the
deception in the market place, the
scandal mongering of the club win
dow, and the many other questionable
industries of what the unlovely Rich
ard termed the "piping time of peace."
In an often quoted passage, on page
240 of Science and Health, Mrs. Eddy
makes this clear enough. .'Remember,'
she writes, 'that mankind must soon
er or later either by suffering or by
science, be convinced of the error that
is to be overcome.'" .
JbreaericK raimer, tne great war
corespondent, writes the following,
which is almost exactly what the
Star said a year or more ago: "Ger
many ' hates us because we are fur
nishing the allies with munitions
which we have a perfect right to sell
She might also buy if she could get
them past the British blockade. In
every war of recent times she has sold
arms and ammunition to both sides
In case of war with Mexico, Theo
dore Roosevelt is preparing to offer a
division of approximately 12,000 men
to the United States "government, ac
companied by his application for a
commission as major general. Elab
orate plans have been made to recruit
the organization from picked men
throughout the country, and it is said
that Colonel Roosevelt has worked
out every detail that would expedite
the mobilization of the large fighting
unit. The division will consist of
four brigades, instead of three, as
prescribed in the army reorganiza
tion. In the division will be cavalry,
infantry, field artillerq, aeroplane de
tachments, engineers, signal corps,
and the most modern field hospital
equipment. An ample number of ma
chine guns will accompany the di
vision. ' -;
The Louisville Courier-Journal
says: "The president from the first
made the mistake of surveying Mex
ico from the 'spiritual' and 'ethical'
peaks of the. Mountains of the Moon.
He has now been forced to realize
that he must come down to earth, and
very earthy earth, in order to deal
with the questions which Mexico
forces not upon the moon, but upon
the United States of America. He
made the mistake of prescribing the
moral standard of the government
Mexico should have before he would
recognize it. He made the mistake
of coming out of Mexico before he
had done the work he must yet da'
But he has learned from his mistakes.
He has descended from the mountain
peaks. He is summoning our forces
by land and sea to deal with the
Mexicans in the only way they can
understand. He has postponed the
issue as long as he could. He has
done everything possible to give Mex
ico a chance to work out her own
salvation. He has deferred to the last
moment the final resort to the argu
ment of power in his relations with a
people who cannot be reached by any
P. I. Dillinfjsley
entirely within international law;
she has made more profit out of other
people's wars than any other nation.
Indeed, she built plants in time of
peace to be ready for the trade. Now
she is suffering from the exercise by
us of that international right which
she herself has so often exercised.
American shells and bullets are kill
ing Germans; that is all that appeals
to the German. If he could get
American shells and bullets to kill
Britons, Frenchmen, and Russians,
the situation would be different. As
it is, he sees us as traffickers in the
murder of Germans."
From all appearances, Co. A will
be at Black Point Sunday, and the
Star advices as many of its - friends
as can possibly do so visit the
camp. And all who go should take
along just as many little things as
they possibly can to cheer the boys.
The state keeps its soldiers supplied
with plenty of good, stout "cornfield
grub," but it does not give them any
of the little luxuries they are accus
tomed to at home, and as long as
they are in camp at Jacksonville
they should receive as man yof such
things as their friends can send
them. Once they go to be the border,
it will not be so easy to favor them
that way. .
This dilly-dallying with Mexico cer
tainly is trying on the nerves, isn't it.
As pacific as we be, we'd rather see
more fighting and less fooling. Un
less the Mexican situation is properly
handled, the republicans will use it in
the campaign to a "fare-you-well."
Since we have dilly-dallied so far,
we had better dilly-dally some more
until we are in better shape to fight.
No true American wants to rush weak
and untried forces into war. As for
the republicans, it is impossible for
the democrats to suit them, and if the
republicans were in control, it would
be impossible for them to suit the
Mr. Arthur Williams, M. A., vice
president of the State College for
Women , also representing the Univer
sity of Florida, has been in the city,
in the interest of those two noble edu
cational institutions. Mr." Williams
received much encouragement from
our . people, with whom both , college
and university are in highavor. He
greatly praises the work of Marion
county young women at the Tallahas
see college and says the school cannot
have top many of them. The college
for women is making ' magnificent
progress. At its first term it had a
hundred pupils, but at the ond just
closed it had over 800.- It is 'one of
the institutions that the state can be
proud of, and is proving of the great
est held to our young women. '
The enamel finish of the steel
body can be restored to its origi
nal lustre until the car literally
looks like new.
. Mrs. Fannie Anthony received this
morning a letter from her son, Ned,
in camp with Co. "A" at Black Point.
Ned says the camp is absolutely san
itary; he thinks it is the best on
earth. He reports all the boys hap
py. Laurie Benjamin, the Star's sol
dier, is in Ned's squad and tent. It
is hardly necessary to say that; Ned
and Laurie were among those who
A postal card received this morning
from Laurie Benjamin, with Co. A at
Black Point, says that none of the
men in the company know - when it
will go to the border, but that he,
Laurie, is booked to be among the
first that go.
This is. constantly being done by
owners after months of use.
The enamel is baked onto the
steel at intense heat. Dust and
mud and neglect may dull its ap
pearance but the glossy finish is
still there, waiting to be brough
back by a simple process; of
Rev. J. R. Herndon expects to visit
he camp at Black Point tomorrow
and will gladly carry messages from
home folks to the members of Co. A.
The Gasoline Consumption is
The tire mileage is unusually high
The motor is 30-35 horse power
The price of the Roadster or
Touring car complete is $785 '
(f. o. b. Detroit)
OCALA AUTO CO.
Further information disclosed the
fact that Mr. Neil Harris did not tell
the record's court yesterday morning
that the Seaboard would put in the
gates at the North Magnolia street
crossing, and this was not the reason
for the postponement of the case. The
case was postponed until July 12 be
cause Mr. Harris asked that he be al
lowed time to communicate with Mr.
J. T. Parsons, division superintendent
of the Seaboard Air Line. The city
attorney stated that he had no desire
to rush the case.
My Adjustment Sale has proven a great
success. During the first few days, the big
force of clerks have been taxed to their ut
most to wait on the customers.
Greater Values and Lower Prices, on Sea
sonable, Dependable merchandise is doing this
Every article in the huge stock is being of
fered during this sale at prices that cannot be
duplicated for the same grade of merchandise
anywhere else in the city.
Money back for any article purchased, with
out a question, if you wish to return it No
goods taken out unless paid for.
A TIMELY SUGGESTION
FROM DR. HENRY
The hosts of Ocala friends of Mr.
J. W. Kea will be pleased to learn
that he has recovered sufficiently
from his recent severe illness to be
moved from his home to the hospital
in this city. Dr. Floyd of Haw
thorn, accompanied him to Ocala yes
terday and he is now' doing well.
' Mr. John Dozier reports that on hia
way back from Orlando yesterday
making a side trip which showed thi
distance exactly 92 miles by his sped-
ometer, he used exactly four gallons
of gasoline, by actual measurement,
giving him exactly 23 miles to the
gallon of gasoline for the trip. Mr.
Dozier says his Maxwell's perform
ances are perfect and it is worth a
Editor Star: As all signs point to
our having a real war in Mexico in
the near future, I wish to call your
attention to a movement I saw men
tioned in a Tampa paper.
This was the formation of an or
ganization known as the home guards,
the purpose of which is to care for
the comfort of the boys in the field
and the dependent families of those
who are married. I would suggest
,for your consideration the idea of
forming a similar organization in
Ocala, each member to contribute say
$1 per month as long as he remains a
member, to officers to consist of the
usual captain, lieutenant, sergeants,
etc., and the money collected to be
expended in any way the officers or a
committee of them decide. A red
cross unit might be added for the
ladies, who would doubtless be glad
to assist in providing delicacies or
clothing and helping in many ways.
It has struck me that added interest
might be aroused by publishing the
roll of the company and kept up by
noting the delinquents as missing or
wounded or captured until they re-!
sume payments, when the fact that
they again report for full duty might
be noted. Doubtless, tho, you are
more skilled in this game than I.
. It' does seem to me that we should
do all we can to make the lot of
those who have gone to the border as
easy as possible' and I think that
some such movement might result in
greater results than leaving it and
sporadic efforts on the part of indi
viduals. This is not for publication
but merely offered as a suggestion
for consideration. If of value I shall
be pleased; if not, I shall hope that
wiser heads may devise a better plan.
H. W. Henry.
Oklawaha, June 28.
Think of it! A $12 hat for $2.98!
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