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OCALA EVENING STAfc, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1918 OCALA EVENING STAR Published Every Day Except Snrndmy by STAR PUBLISHING COMPANY, OF OCALA, FLA. R. It. Carroll, Preoldeat P. V. LeaTengjood, Secretary .Treasurer J. II. Beajamla, Editor Entered at Ocala, Fla., postofflce as second-class matter. TELEPnO.VES flanlne Of flee ...... Kdltorlal Department Soelety Editor r . . Fire-One . . . Twe-9Tn Two-One-Flre MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Press Is exclusively entitled for the use tor republication, of all news dispatches credited to it or not otherwise credited In this paper and also the local news published herein. All rights of republication of special dispatches herein are also reserved. SUBSCRIPTION RATES Domeatlc One year, in advance ...... Six mouths, xn advance.... Three months, in advance.. One month, in Advance..... Foreign One year. In advance Six months, in advance..., Three months, In advance.. One month, in advance .$5.00 . 2.50 . 1.25 .50 ,18.00 . 4.25 . 2.25 - .80 A heartache doesn't hurt so much if there is no humiliation in it. ' What has become of the Duval county wet or dry campaign? The St. Cloud Herald, S. J. Triplett editor, is certainly a warm little sheet. WILEY BURFORD If Hindenburg said he would be in Parii April first, it shows the old man has a sense of humor. It was his idea of an April fool. Along with a great deal of error and foolishness, J. Fred de Berry's "Florida Cracker" makes a semi occasional sensible remark. The brave, the generous, the self sacrificing men and women of this world must pay for the sins of the cowardly, the indulgent and the stingy- The Hun will not bleed France white, but the soul of the hero nation grows whiter and whiter in the fierce heat of war. It may be so with America. Some ardent advocates of equal suffrage are declaring 1 that a vote against it in the Senate is a vote for Germany. They do not strengthen their cause by making such a foolish assertion. ' The traitor Lafollette still holds down his seat in the Senate; the other senators seeming afraid to push the investigation against him. We will say this much for our Catts if he was in the Senate, we believe he would go after LaFollette's scalp, i We heard a good and consistent union man say, the other day, that he thought union men the country over had, better suspend their battle with capital until the war is over... As we know he needs an increase in -wages as much as any man, we commend his sentiments to hi3 co-wprkers. A- gentleman; speaking of "the straits to which Germans are report ed to be reduced, remarked 'that the South was passing thru a - similar ordeal sixty-four years ago, and that tne outn was also being damned by the outside world.' Yes, but the paral lel ends there. The South was misun derstood Germany . isn't. Yellow jasmines are in bloom. Peo- nlf rirWvtr nut rr pnn-ntw raAa see many bunches of the fragrant blossoms, shining like splotches of de tached sunshine in the forests and swamps. It is said that there never is a severe frost after the jasmines bloom. We will soon find out if there is truth in the saying. Willian Dean Howells and William J. Bryan have both been, in" Miami this winter. Bryan, as; usual, . lias made considerable splurge, but How ells was so unobstrusive that, the newspapers did not know he .was in town until he was about to leave. Yefc there is little doubt that Howells' name will live many years after Bry an is forgotten. . American beauty roses tied up with a dirty string and shipped in a shoe box ne'er won fair lady, which, is something to think about when order ing your private or business station ery. St. Augustine Record. . " In. connection with this, it is also well to thing to remember that the Record and the Star both have good stocks of stationery and . competent job printers. : . While making a pop call to Ocala Monday we heard an itinerant preach er of some, new and fantastic belief heralding the fact he 1 could show "where Cain got his wifeV We hast ened by on account of business know ing probably Brother Benjamin of the Star might have caught the answer and would give one of his original and appreciated opinions in connection therewith. Bronson Times-Democrat. We don't see any use in being in terested in another man's wife, espe cially when she has been dead for fif ty-ejght centuries. ' The iron of war for the first time really entered Ocala's soul late Saturday-afternoon when it became known that Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Bur ford had received a telegram from the war department announcing the death of their son, Wiley, on the bat tle front in France. The dispatch was received about 4:30 p. m., and said: "Washington, Feb. 16, 1918. "R. A. Burford, Ocala, Fla.: "Deeply regret to inform you that it is officially reported that Second Lieutenant Wiley H.'- Burford, field artillery, died of a bullet wound, Feb ruary 14, 1918. McCain, "Adjutant General." At the time the news came in, the sidewalks and stores around the pub lic square were thronged with the usual Saturday afternoon crowd, rather larger and more lively than for months, for many of the , high school students and their guests from Gainesville had come down town after the basket ball game. The news went from lip to lip around the business center almost as swiftly" as fire fol lows a train of powder. It took the smile off every, face, many women and girls broke into tears and the men looked deeply concerned, for the brave young soldier, his parents, brothers and sisters are all very dear to the people of our city. Lieutenant Burford is the first Ocala soldier in the American army to fall in battle on the French front. He was a brave and skilled young of ficer, and. his death is a loss to the nation as well as to his family and friends. ! Wiley Burford was the second son of Mr. and Mrs. .R. A. Burford and was" born in Ocala October 31st, 1893. He passed his childhood and boyhood here, and graduated from the Ocala high school. He then went to Prince ton University, where he .graduated with honors, class of 1916, He chose the profession of law, intending to practice with his able and. honored father, and entered the law depart ment of the University of Florida at Gainesville. ; He completed his junior course m law before the close of the term in order to enter the first offl cers' training camp at Fort McPher son. : : "" - At the University of Florida he was a member of the Florida debat ing team ' which won against both South - Carolina and Tennessee. He was a member of Kappa Alpha (No. IV.) and won one of the prizes offer ed jin the law college. He held mem berships in the1 Serpent's Ribbon So ciety, the ' John 1 ' Marshall ' Debating Society, and the Cooley Club. He was honored with the ' presidency of the junior law class, and did honor to the place. - At Fort McPherson he received his commission as second lieutenant, and was' immediately sent to France." His first assignment' in foreign service was in a -field artillery school of in struction, "somewhere in France." On completing this course with favorable recommendations for promotion, ha was assigned for active duty with the Field Artillery, - American - Expedi tionary Forces. The regiment to which he was attached is one in the regular army which had already been to the front,8 in fact, that particular battery had been the first to 5 take up a posi tion at the front, and the second to fire on n the enemy. At least ' ten days: must elapse be fore anyt detailed information will be available, but it is probable that he re ceived his -death - wound 1 in the fight ing either of the 14th or'of the pre ceding day, or two when it was re ported that the American artillery was being used with good effect on the j German - lines. v His "career ended early, but' even in that little time he made 'it worth while." Lieutenant Burford was one of the youngs men 'of ' whom this nation can feel proud. A highly intelligent, clean living,' brave and courageous young man, no one of his years held a higher place in? the esteem of the people of his home city or of those who knew him elsewhere. He was a type of the officers of America's new army. -He did not want war and did not aspire to the life of a soldier. His5 inclinations and training were toward a life of peace " and order. But he saw his duty and he went to meet it. He was a volunteer; and he has laid down his young life for the greatest of causes. May his life; and r death be an inspir ation for those whose feet are slow to enter the pathway of duty and honor. ; He died for ' America ; he died for France;' he died for right and justice and the welfare of the whole world ; that wrong may be rebuked and mercy" and "safety may abound. God give, us millions like him. In Fritz- Greene Halleck's immortal poem, "MarcO Bozzaris," are the fol lowing lines, which are peculiarly ap plicable to! Lieutenant Burford ; and all other men who lose their lives fighting against oppression: Come to the bridal chamber, Death; Come to the mother when she feels For !the first time her. first-born's : ! breath; . , Come when the blessed seals That close the pestilence are broke And crowded cities wail. its stroke; Come in consumption's ghastly form, The earthquake shock, the lightning storm; Come when the heart beats high and It warm, - v-.' With banquet song and dance and ; wine , , .. And thou art terrible: the tear, The groan, the knell, the pall, the bier, And all we know, or dream, or fear, Of agony are thine. But to the hero, when his sword Has won the battle for the free, Thy voice sounds like a prophet's word, And in its hollow tones are heard The thanks of millions yet to be. Come when his task of fame is wrought; Come with her laurel-leaf, blood bought; Come in her crowning hour and then Thy sunken eye's unearthly light To him is welcome as the sight Of sky and stars to prisoned men; Thy grasp is welcome as the hand Of brother in a foreign land. A Comforting Message Mr. and Mrs. Burford received this morning the following comforting message from their oldest son, Lieut. Robert Allen Burford. Lieutenant Burford is in the navy, and his message is not only a com fort to his parents but an inspiration to all other patriotic young men. Philadelphia, Pa., Feb. 17. Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Burford, Ocala: Dear mother and father. We are heart-broken and you have all our love and sympathy. I pray God that I may avenge his death. Change Wiley's star to gold in the service flag. , Be comforted that he died a noble death, killed in action. We are proud of our poor, dear brother. With all our love. Robert. Saturday morning and afternoon, Mr. and Mrs. Burford received several letters from Wiley. Written at differ ent times, they all came at once. They were bright and interesting letters, describing the young officer's life in France, and will be treasures to his loved ones as long as they live. His mother had finished reading the last of them but a few minutes before the arrival of the telegram that told of the death of her soldier son. Mr. and Mrs. Burford are bearing up bravely under their great sorrow. Sustaining Mr. Burford in his grief is his pride in his boys one sleeping in a glorious grave; the others ready to do and dare all things for the same great cause. Mrs. Burford is for the time prostrated, for it is a hard task for a mother to balance even the cause of the nation against the life of a beloved child, but she too will in time emerge from the valley of sor row and smile thru her tears when she thinks of the brave young life laid on the altar of patriotism. Miss Mary Burford and Mr. Sam Burford are expected home this after noon or tonight. Miss Mary was visit ing friends in Cincinnati when the sad news came to her. She started home, and on the way was joined by her brother, Sam, in school in Atlanta, and preparing also to do his duty for his country. - The hearts, of our people are full of sorrow for the dead arid sympathy for the living, but this sad event has lifted us all nearer to a full concep tion of the great cause for which we must make sacrifices to win. The incessant strikes among the shipbuilders are more danger t& America than the expected German offensive. If our shipbuilding . does not hit a livelv rjaee. therp. is Hanwr x , . o - not only of our Allies being defeated but of hundreds of thousands of oui own men being starved into surren der. Men who hold up building the needed ships, whether employers or employes, are practical enemies of their country. The government should take charge of the shipbuilding in dustry, it should pay the men good wages and make them work. If they won't work any other way, a couple of army divisions should be detached to compel them. What right has a man to squabble over a dollar or so a day . when the best men of the coun try are putting their lives in danger in or4er that American laboring men may work in safety? Some' over-zealous friends of Col onel Roosevelt want him ; to be aD- pointed secretary of war in place of Baker. We doubt that Mr. Roosevelt wants . the .job. If one thing is more certain than another, it is that he and Mr. Wilson are antagonistic, and wouldn't work in harmony. 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I have tried to merit and will greatly appreciate your sup port. George W. Scofield. : January 4, 1918. FOR REPRESENTATIVE I am a candidate for member of the house of representatives of the Florida legislature and shall appre ciate the support of the democratic voters of the county in the coming primary. I shall run in group number one. W. T. Gary. "TEMPLE THEATOE f 9 LeComte & Flesher present TBE TUNEFUL MUSICAL NOVELTY ; WITH A MILITARY ATMOSPHERE A DAZZLING ARRAY OF COS TUMES AND SCENERY i LID) I EM h. . FOR COMMISSIONER,' DISTRICT 3 There seems to be a disposition to blame Governor Catts for not setting aside the Florida fish laws, in order to enable more fish to be caught, thereby saving meat. It is the gov ernor's duty to execute the laws he has no right to set them aside. It is possible than he can, by co-operating with the food administration, make some arrangement by .which the Florida fish supply can be more large ly utilized. If fish pirates were al lowed to do as they pleased in Flor ida waters, there soon wouldn't be any fish, and the people would have little help. The pirates would use nets in rivers, lakes, bays and inlets, destroy more fish than they caught and charge the people famine prices. They have been tried before, and the present laws are the result of their hoggishness. Here is another chunk of good sense from the DeLand News: "Fuel Administrator Williams . has started a campaign to get people to store wood for next winter. Williams is too previous. This is the time of year when every effort should be made to plow land and get it ready for planting; when the seeds should be put into the ground. Every effort should be exerted now to produce crops. If State Fuel Administrator Williams will postpone his fuel gath ering campaign to about August, I desire to announce my candidacy for the position of county commis sioner from district No. , 3, Marion county, subject to the democratic pri mary. J. W. Davis. Summerfield, Florida. FOR SENATOR 20TH DISTRICT To the Democratic Voters of Marion and Sumter Counties (Comprising the 20th Senatorial District): I am a candidate for senator in the primary election to be, held June 4th, 1918. I thoroughly appreciate the honor of having served as one of Mar ion's representatives in the last two sessions of the legislature. I served my people faithfully, loyally, honest ly -and conscientiously. -1 realize that the knowledge and experience as rep resentative two terms will enable me to make the people of the twentieth district a better senator. I will ap preciate your support and if nominat ed I pledge faithful service to the people of Marion and Sumter coun ties, working for then: best interests, as well as for the whole state. Respectfully yours, W. J. Crosby. Citra, Fla., Feb. 6, 1918. T SMART, SWIFT AND SAUCY CAST (G1ISIL FEATURE! FLIRTATION WALK An Illuminated Run-Board Extending from the Stage Out Over the Orchestra Seats. 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