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OCALA EVENING STAR, MONDAY, JUNE 17. 1918
Mr. Frank Ditto has returned from a visit to his mother in Jacksonville. ; iue goveniineni neeus your uiuney, you need the stamps. . Some new rulings in loose books at THE BOOK SHOP. leaf 3t . Arthur McKeown "of Brooksville has takea a position with the Ocala fire department. Lieut. R. D. Ferguson, M. D., son of R. W. Ferguson of Keddick, has ar rived safely in France. Watermelons on ice. The Main Street Market. Phone 108. tf Fire Chief Chambers will go down witness against Beaumert tomorrow. Careful prescription service, using Squibb's chemicals, at Gerig's Drugr Store. "War Savings and Thrift Stamps sold. : ' , tf ' Buy war savings stamps to the ut most of your financial capacity, and then increase your capacity by saving more. Mr. A. P. Gilmore and son, James and Mr. William Charles left Satur day afternoon for a fishing trip down the Withlacoochee river. Phone 108 and have the Main Street Market send you a nice cold water melon off the ice, ' tf All you are asked to do is to buy only necessary things and then loan not give your savings to your gov ernment to help it fight your war. Give our boys in the army and navy every fighting chance. Pledge yourself to save to the utmost cf your ability and to buy war savings stamps. , ; Phone 108 and have the Main Street Market send you a nice cold water melon off the ice. v tf ; Our men in the trenches and in the submarine . chasers are doing their part. Are you doing your part? Buy war savings stamps to your utmost capacity. ' ; '.v :y.-Kj';;v.; ;..'' Mr. J. H. Johnson, the photograph er, will remove to Sanfori, ; and we commend him to all those people pf the Celery City who want first-class pictures taken. The Pony Express L.wn Mower can not be equalled at the price. Com& in and se it Clarkson Hardware Com pany. 28-tf ' Mr. J. H. Smith, , who has taken a position in the peat works at the Meadows, says the company is stead ily digging, ) drying and shipping large quantities of peat. The boys of Company A who were here week before last are now at Camp Merritt, N. J., and they are likely to go to r ranee f.s soon as room aboard a transport can be found for them. ' - ' A very nice line of Wash Cloths on display at Gerig's Drug Store. We also sell War Savings and . Thrift Stamps. tf Your common sense will tell you that you cannot buy now all the things you bought before we had a war to win. Your buying must be re stricted and your savings invested in war savings stamps. Mr. J. Sanford Jewett, proprietor of the Red Cross Pharmacy, was elect ed first vice president cf the State Pharmaceutical Associa tion at its meeting in Tampa this week. Mr. Jewett has held the office of third and second vice president for the past two years. Lakeland Telegram. Now is the time to plant chuf as, $5.50 per bushel; Spanish peanuts, $2.25 per bushel. Ocala Seed tSorer phone 435. tf Mr. Alfred J. Beck, for merly of this city, now of Fort Lat derdale, has volunteered for the med cal corps of the army. If accepted, as he prob ably will be, Mrs. Bed will take charge of his large an! flourishing drug business. Alfred is exempt, but he won't be contented uiless he gets into the war. Norris Candies fresh every week at the Court Pharmacy.. Pione us and let us send it up. 1 15-tf Mr. 5. TV Sistrunk is levoting the most of his big farm at Arden to rais ing war supplies, and Mrs. Sistrunk, to do her share, has sold her splendid saddle horse, buying witlr the money two big mules, which are now pulling plows on the farm. Those of Mrs. Sistrunk's friends who know how much she cared for her h jrse can ap preciate her self-denial a nd practical patriotism. The Tampa Times priats the fol lowing regarding our ga Bant young friend, Charlie Cleveland ; with a pic ture of Charlie: "Charles W. Cleve land, with the 359th Inftntry, Camp Travis, Tex., is a brother. -of- U. S. Deputy Marshal Wilbur I Cleveland. Sergeant Clevela nd was ; connected with the Bay View hotel here for sev eral seasons, and is widely known throughout the state. He is an Ocala boy originally and his parents reside there now. Cleveland is a genial young man and is rapidly making a success of his service. He has a large circle of Tampa friends, and is said to be one of the best hotel clerks ever at the Bay View and this section of the state." J. H. Freeman of Alabama, who has been with the fire department for some months has resigned. He is one of the witnesses against the anarchist Beaumert, and will go to Jacksonville tonight, to testify against him to morrow; He will probably remain in Jacksonville. When you buy war savings stamps you do not give your money, you loan it at 4 per cent compounded quarter ly. You help your government, but you help yourself even more. Judge Smith has issued marriage licenses to Earl Marshall and Miss Helen Maloney, J. D. Jones and Miss Alma Fussell, F. Z. Sherouse and Miss Donnie Bonnifield. The first cou ple was from Candler and were join ed in wedlock by the judge Saturday afternoon. Phone No. 451 is the American Restaurant, Temple & Davis, proprie tors, the best in the city, at the union passenger station. 16-tf The police last night, captured a little negro, Roosevelt Adams, who had broken into Nash's store. Adams owned up and implicated a white boy named Clyde Hampton. The police found Hampton sound asleep at home The boys will have a hearing before Judge Smith this afternoon. Robert, Tydings is home from Jack sonville for a brief visit. Robert wants to serve on one of Uncle Sam's de stroyers, but on account of undergo ing an operation some months ago can't join the navy until next year. Meanwhile he will help build ships. A letter received from Nelson Dosh brings the pleasing news that that cheerful boy is helping to brighten thinsrs up in France. What Nelson wants most is to meet up with some of the Ocala boys over there. Make every day a thrift day and help your government end the war days. Cr"'' " . V- T'; t-. J. A. Beaumert, the I. W. W. man, who talked too much some months ago, and has been in jail ever since, will go to Jacksonville in custody to night, to, have a hearing tomorrow. Our magazines are carrying authen tic news from the front. THE BOOK SHOP. . 3t A card dated May 30 was received from Mr. W. T. Gary, in Paris, Sun- i. day. v Mr. Gary was well, and expect ing to leave for the front. One 1917 Ford Touring Car in per feet condition, for sale at the Max well Agency. 15-3t The beautiful new flag bought by the city council has arrived and was hoisted with great pride by the fire boys on the staff on the public square this morning. Be sure you look up at it as you pass. Nunnally's Candies fresh every week at Gerig's Drug Store, where you can also get Thrift Stamps. ) tf Mr. Frank Mathews came up from Jacksonville Saturday night, to view his 65-acre field of castor beans ' at Candler. Frank is helping the govern ment to build ships. Jules Cohn left today for Jackson ville, where he expects to apply for admission to the government service. in any capacity in which he can be useful. Mrs. George Rentz today received a card from her son Eddie, who after four trips across in a transport is again safe in "An Atlantic Port." Dr. E. Van Hood has gone to Jack sonville, to attend the meeting of the state board of medical examiners, of which he is a member. Our prescription department offers you the best in PURE DRUGS and CHEMICALS. Your doctor will tell you. Court Pharmacy. Phone 284. 15tf War savings stamps, help provide that "Force, force to the utmost, force without stint or limit, the righteous and triumphant force which shall make right the law of the world, which President Wilson says must be used against our enemies. DANCE AT SILVER SPRINGS There will be a dance at Silver Springs ' pavillion Tuesday night. Music ? will be furnisher by string orchestra. There will be plenty of refreshments on the grounds. Every body invited. 2t California Weeping Trees. California has but two species of na tive trees that are normally of weeping habit. One Is Quercus lobata, the val ley oak, having Its most: southerly range near Burbank. The other Is Picea Brewerlana, the weeping spruce, which Is found In a few Isolated moun tainous sections In the northwestern corner of the state. ' LASOCII AFFAIRS (Continued from Third Page) Miss Mary Burford arrived home Saturday from a delightful visit with her aunt in Troy, Ala. ': : Mr. and Mrs. T. M. Kilgore are en- joying a visit irons Mr. juigore s cousin, Mr. L. C. Kilgore, and wife, of Savannah. Miss Mary Connor left Sunday for Knoxville,' Term., where she will take an art course at the University of Tennessee. Mrs. Bennett has ornamented the Temple vestibule with full length pictures of Mary Pickford, almost as good to look at as Mary herself. Mrs. Mary Proctor left yesterday for her home in St. 'Paul, but her friends here hope she will return to them when the snow begins to fly. , r Mrs. T. H. Wallis and little daugh ter, Nell returned Saturday from a delightful, visit to Fernandina , and Jacksonville. Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Camp and daughters returned home today from a week-end visit to their summer camp at Lake Weir. Miss Oma Dilday, superintendent of the Marion County Hospital, and Miss Minnie Mitford of Gainesville, a graduate of our hospital, have gone to Jacksonville to stand examination before the medical board. Mr. Ralph Robinson left yesterday for Youngstown, Ohio, where he will be in business with his brother-in-law, Mr. Donald Schreiber. Mr. Robinson's many friends part with him reluctantly, but wish him every success in his new line of work. : - The many friends of Miss Marie Zoellner, who spent the winter in Ocala with her sister, Mrs. Steinhaus, will sympathize with her in the loss of her father, who died at Spring field, 111., June 3rd, only a few days after her return from Florida. Homer Limbaugh, a student of , the Georgia Tech, Atlanta, has returned to his' home in Starke to - spend the holidays with his parents, Mr. t and Mrs. T. N. Limbaugh. Mr. Limbaugh has frequently visited in , Ocala with his mother, who is a niece of Mrs. M A. Home. Tom Sawyer, Mark Twain's classic in boyish humor, is being shown at the Temple - this evening. Jacks Pick ford has the part of Tom, which is sufficient to say it is great. It won't do for anybody to miss it. Mary Pick ford, the movie queen, will appear to morrow in "Amarilly of Clothesline Alley." ,, :, r UNCLASSIFIED ADVERTISEMENTS WANTED, LOST, FOUND, FOR SALE, FOR RENT AND SIM ILAR LOCAL NEEDS RATES: Six line maximum, one time 25c; three times 50c; six times 75c; on month $3. Payable in advance. FOR SALE 500 bu. mixed and Whip, peas, $2.50 ;r 200 bu. orange cane seed, $2; 500 bu. Abruzzi seed, $2.75. Prices cash f. 6. b. Hickory. Hickory Seed Co., Hickory, N. C. It LOST- Stick pin, attached to neck tie; pin made of English pound gold piece. Lost between hospital and Fort King avenue. Suitable reward for re- tum to C- F- Lawrence, 20 Fort King avenue. 16-3t WANTED 60 Hp. boiler, 40 Hp. en gine, 15 to 25 Hp. kerosene-burning engine., Must be in good condition. Nathan Mayo, Summerfield, Fla. 13-tf C. O. Dt This is the name of a wood yard which is at your service at all times. Stove wood, pine or oak. North Magnolia street, phone 339. 29-tf FOR SALE Ten acres with house and barn, with well and running wa ter; on Orange avenue, one mile out. Cleared. Will exchange for city resi dence. Jay Stanhope Heisler, Orange avenue, Ocala, Fla. 10-6t W. K. Lane, M. D Physician and Surgeon, specialist Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat. Law Library Buildixtg, Ocala, Florida. tf Watermelons on ice. The Main Street Market. Phone 108. tf The Shawm. A shawm was a wind Instrument of the oboe class but with a wider bell. It is a very old type of musical instru ment, as it Is spoken of by the Psalm ist. The Romans used it freely. There were treble shawms and bass shawms, and the name gradually gave way about the sixteenth century to "mo- boy" or "howboy," eventually ,evolv Ing to "oboe ' Use for Starfish. Starflsh are known to contain nearly 5 per cent of nitrogen and a small quantity of phosphoric acid. In Japan they are used as a manure. ill MS M. ? T K j, 3;&h Wi4 --1TT if. if. Marcel Gets His Barn Mended Red Cross Helps This 15 Year Old French Boy and His Family. Marcel is a man. He is just fifteen years old, but yet he Is a man. I say he is a man because In the last four years' time has burned into his child heart marks that should wait for stern er maturity. lie is a man because he has the responsibility cf a woman. He has no father. The Germans saw to that Marcel has had to stand by and see his small brothers and baby sister ask in vain for food while he fought off the pressing call from Ms growing boy's stomach. He has had to sea tears from his mother's eyes drop on the plowed ground as she worked the soil Ills father would have tilled had he not gone away out of the peaceful ness of the Marne valley into the Iron hail of ithe Aisne .and on into the here after y . , ; ' s , The boy, who was now & man, work ed hard, yes, too hard. With .his hair less hands and his boy's strength h fought almost alone the unequal fight against want with what little help hit frail mother could give. Mother Can Keep Children. One of the 70 or 80 local societies In ; Frar ce, handicapped by lack of funds because deluged by calls for help, tried to releive the family by tak ing away the children. But to the tor ture twisted brain of the woman thU seemed like losing all she had. . . And tlien when everything seemed lost and despair came they heard the news: "No, It could not be true. They would help them with food and clothing? They would till the soil? Mend the barns and stay near by to see that things went well?" Yes. and the, children could stay, said the Red Cross, a they had said to hundreds of others. v That was two years ago.v Today this family Is self supporting and has some to spare for the more needy ones, who still are being helped. Little Jean Is taller, He looks well fed and he is well fed. The baby 4s so roily poly that the dimples have come again. They are .In good spirits on their feet once more. And Marcel. He has finished the course that the Red Cross gave him In an agricultural school. It Is he who has been running the farm so well. He did It alL At least they let him think so, for heaven knows he has seen the bottom of the bitter cup. And I know that the Red Cross will want me to say he did It, for that Is the way they work quietly. earnestly, efficiently, without stint,' without waste, without boast. ONLY SECURITY FOR A WIFE Bfrth of Children Guaranteed Inde pendence to the Woman Under the - Code of Hammurabi. In Babylon, under the code of Ham murabi, 2270 B. O, the birth of chil dren furnished the only financial se curity for a wife. A man might sepa rate from a wife at will and marry another but if she had borne him chil dren he must "give back to that wom an herdowry, the usufruct of the field, garden and property, during the minor ity of her children and thereafter she was entitled to a share equal to that of a son of all that has been given to her children. She may marry the man of her choice." , Under the primitive laws of the Ka firs of South Africa a similar provision 13 made, according to a writer. A con siderable payment Is made by the hus band to the male relatives of the wom an at the time of marriage. In legal theory this amount is the property of the woman and her children, the rela tives receiving it as trustees for her benefit Here, too, a man may divorce his wife at will and may demand back his dowry If there have been no chil dren born of the marriage, but his claim upon it passes upon the birth of children. Obviously, where the status of the wife is entirely subject to the will of the husband and where the woman has an enforclble claim against this property while it remains in the hands, of her relatives, the birth of children furnishes the only assurance of security and Independence for the wife. '' Old Rates of Interest. Five per cent interest on a loan would have been scoffed at by the men who had money to lend In medieval times. In the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries the usual rate seems to have teen 20 per cent, and in the preceding centuries it was probably higher, says the London Chronicle. The . rate of In terest decreased with the increase of specie, with an occasieoal limitation by the state. Elizabeth reduced the iate by law to. 10 per cent, James I to It and Charles II to 6. In ancient Rome, according to NIebuhr, the rate Was 8 1-3 for a ten-month year the quivalent of 10 per cent per annum. HAIR WORTH MORE THAN GOLD Lock From Head of the Immortal George Washington Brought Sum of Five Hundred Dollars. It Is a wise barber who knows his famous customers, notes a writer. A single hair from the head of Shake speare would be priceless today. Yet he must frequently, methinks, have had his hair cut. Most poets wear their hair long, but there comes a time, even to a poet, when he must have it trimmed at least. That is the barber's chance. A silver shell-shaped reliquard con taining a lock of hair of Milton, to gether with a lock of hair of Eliza beth Barrett Browning, sold in Lon don at an auction recently for $400. A lock of Thackeray's hair, cut from his head after his death by his dangh ter, Anne, Lady Ritchie, fetched $100 at auction. Milton did not get quite that much for "Paradise Lost." The sale of a lock of Napoleon's hair for 16 shillings denotes a serious slump in hair shares. Perhaps there Was doubt whether it ever grew on Napoleon's cranium at alL for In 1000 a similar relic, much the same color and texture, realized $100, and a year earlier two locks were sold for $125 and $25 re spectively. . But probably the record was broken In America, where most records are doomed to be broken sooner or later, for at an auction sale in New York a lock of hair from the head cf the im mortal George Washington fetched the sum of $500. ARTICHOKE IS EASY TO GROW Favorite Vegetable, Declared to Be Valuable Article of Food for Both Man and Beast. The Jerusalem artichoke deserves to be much better known in this country, which is Its native land, for it Is one of the favorite vegetables In all parts of Europe, It Is easy to grow, ?and a most valuable article of food for man and beast.; Prof. T. D. A. Cockerell of the University of Colorado extols its merits in the Scientific Monthly and tells some most Interesting facts about It Its name is a curiosity to etymology. The word "artichoke" is derived from the Moorish "alkharshof," which was applied to the true, or globe artichoke,, of which we eat the flower-head with Its thickened bracts and the delicate "bottom." This plant, which is of the thistle family, is a native of the old world. The Jerusalem artichoke, Hell anthus tuberosus. Is a tuber which grows on the roots of a sunflower. It was well-known and much used by the natives of America before the coming of Columbus. It was introduced Into France early in the seventeenth cen tury and was grown in the Farnese gardens in Rome, whence it was dis tributed throughout Europe under the name of Glrasole Articloeco, or sun flower artichoke. "The name arti choke," writes Professor Cockerell, "appears to have been given to the Hellanthus solely on account of the more or less similar flavor, while Jeru salem is an English corruption of the Italian GIrasoIe, or sunflower." First American Legislature. The first colonial assembly to en Joy the right of Initiating legislation was the Maryland assembly, which convened in 1635 and was composed of representatives of the whole people a purely democratic legislature. In the beginning every adult male dtixen was permitted to sit in the assembly, but with the increase in population it was found necessary to limit the number, although there was still no legal re striction on the number of delegates the people might send. Under the charter Lord Baltimore had the power of enacting all neces sary laws for the colony, with the advice, consent and approbation of the freemen of the province." The assem bly demanded the right of initiating legislation, however, and this was granted by "Lord Baltimore In 16158, and the following year the assemt ly met and enacted the first statutes of Maryland. In their law-making the pioneer Marylanders were entirely In dependent of the British parliament and enjoyed a greater degree of au tonomy than any other English colony. Trap for Liars. In front of the old basilica of Santa Maria in Cosmedln, at Rome, there Is an enormous block of marble, resem bling a huge face with a widely gaping mouth. It Is called the "Vocca della Verita" or "Mouth of Truth." In the days of ancient Rome the legend ran that If anyone who had told a lie placed his or her hand within that yawning cavity, the jaw would de scend and cut it off. The stone has given Its name to a street close by, but It Is no longer made use of by the Italians as a proof of their Integrity, which, In the event of Its retainlnj; its former power, shows prudence on their part. The Vocca della Verita Is a large round stone of white marble, abost five yards In circumference. It Is pierced with two holes representing eyes, an opening for a mouth, a slight ly raised nose, and two locks of hair are carved on each side of the fore head. The stone is of great antiquity, and. according to some. It was laid on the altar of Jove, and those suspected of perjury were led to It and obliged to confess by much the same threats a are used to children now. Oh, Dear. "Did Reggie bag any gamer "Oh, dear me no Reggie didn't have his regular hunting tos along and so bassed nothing but fci,'i tr outers. H. B. WHITTINGTON W. H. MARSH Phone F.Iain Street Market i Quickest Service On Palm Beach and Cool Cloth Suils. cala Steam aiiHQrv. Phone 101 LIFE FIRE A. E. GERIG INSURANCE Ocala, Florida ACCIDENT AUTOMOBILE Has become the slogan not only on the highways of travel, but also in all linc-3 of industry. There's no such thing as . safety if your valuable, property is not covered by F!RF I fl ? M R h M R F . We represent a number of the most reliable companies in existence, and oir facil ities are not surpassed in Florida. D. V DAVIS, Agency j HOLDER BLOCK OCALA FLA. BUY IT AT mm yAi T ft . 1 P 1! : "WHY PAY MORE" X e eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee lelver & MacKay : UNDERTAKERS snd E&IBALMEI'S' PHONES 47, 104, 305 OCALA, FLORIDA Can you refuse to loan your sav ings when other men give their lives? Buy war savings stamps. CO jj.'f l i SAFETY Flub I h Si 1 1 j "i -.5 '