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Weather Forecast:" Generally fair
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Wide G aps Torn in the German
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French Headquarters in France,
Oct. 1. (Associated Press). French
troops entered St. Quentin this aft
ernoon. PROGRESS IN FLANDERS
London, Oct. 2. French and Bel
gian troops have made fresh progress
in the direction of Hooglede and
Roulers. The British have seized
Ledeghem on the Roulers-Menin rail
way. A British detachment has cross
ed the Lys between Wervicq and
Comines, according to a Belgian offic
ial statement last night.
WIDE GAPS IN HUN LINE
London, Oct. 2. General Haig re
ports today that wide gaps have been
torn in the German line between St.
Quentin and Lecatelet by the British.
The report of the British general also
states that the German line has been
broken on the Fonsommes-Beaurevoir
front. (Beaurevoir is two and a half
miles east of Lecatelet and Fonsom
mees is nearly five miles northeast of
St. Quentin.) St. Ouichart four miles
southeast of Bellecourt and the ham-
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iec oi i'reiseues nave Deen captured.
South of Cambrai the British, Scotch
and New Zealanders occupied Grevei
court and Rumilly.
GAULS MAKE GREAT GAINS
Paris, Oct. 2. Heavy fighting took
place at St. Quentin last night, but
the Germans were driven back to the
east bank of the canal, it is officially
announced this morning. West and
north of Rheims the ' French made
further important gains. The entire
massif of St. Thierry is now in the
hands of the French.
OUR BOYS MOVE ON
y With the American Army, France,
Tuesday, Oct. It It was reported
late tonight that the Americans on
the front between the Meuse and
Argonne had again moved forward
over one of the most hotly contested
sectors in their advance, gaining
ground north and west of Montfaucon.
BOCHE LOSING HOLD ON BEL-
, GIUM
Paris, Oct. 1. The Germans are
moving their heavy artillery from the
Belgian coast, according to reports
received here. The Belgians with the
British and French today successful
ly renewed their heavy attacks on the
i landers front.
GERMAN LINE BROKEN !
London, Oct. 2, 1:30 p. m. Be
tween Cambrai and St. Quentin the
German line of defense has . been
broken. It is uncertain what lines
the enemy has in the rear. In view of
the loss to the Germans of St. Quen
tin and their lines north of that city,
an enemy retirement on a fairly large
scale is probable. Given .fairly good
weather some very big changes on
the western front may be seen be
fore winter sets in.
BERTHELOT AND HIS HEROES
Paris, Oct. 2, 1 p. m. General Ger
thelot's army today, betwen the Vesle
and Aisne canal, captured five or six
villages, the advance reaching a depth
of five or six kilometers.
ANOTHER GAIlflN FLANDERS
With the British. Armies in Flan
ders, Oct. 2. (Associated Press).
General Haig's forces today captured
Rolleghemcapelle, and advanced 3000
yards southeast of Roulers.
BUY" LIBERTY BONDS
TEMPLE ATTRACTIONS
FOR THE WEEK
Today: "Bringing Up Father at
Home."
BUY LIBERTY BONDS
Your physician puts all his knowl
edge, skill and experience at work
when he writes your prescription; so
do we when we fill that prescription.
G. C. Green & Co., phone 424. tf
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III
, BRITISH AUD flELGIAUS STEACILY
Fonv
111 THE in
Devote Every Energy to that Pur
pose, Says the Patriotic Repre
sentative of Our District
(P. H. M'Gowan)
Washington, Oct. 1 Congressman
Frank Clark today gave out the fol
lowing statement here: "Yes, I have
received many letters, from different
parties of the state urging me to be
come a candidate for governor in the
next primary, and I am glad of this
opportunity to say a word on that
subject. Of course I am duly appre
ciative of the honor done me by con
necting my name with the high office
of governor of Florida. It is an office
worthy of the ambition of any man,
but the primary is nearly two years
off, we are involved in the greatest
war of all the wars, and not only the
existence of this republic but the very
life of democracy itself is at stake,
and I most respectfully state that
uh .ume u, ue uusMug we
aspirations of individuals to fill par
ticular official positions.
"Hundreds of thousands of the best
and the bravest of the young : man
hood of America are already beyond
the seas and hundreds of thousands
more are ready to go and uphold the
hono rof the flag on the blood stained
fields of Europe. Many thousands
have willingly made the supreme
sacrifice and many more thousands
will be called upon to give their lives
in this great struggle to preserve
democracy among the sons of men.
Millions of treasure have been con
tributed to aid in subduing the forces
of autocracy and many more millions
will be needed for the maintenance
and comfort for the khaki clad heroes
who are daily making a new lustre to
the stars of Old Glory. Under these
conditions it is imperative that pol
itics be adjourned in Florida, at least
until within a reasonable time before
the primary. Our brave, Florida boys
are fighting and dying over yonder,
and this is no time for us to be squab
bling over who shall be governor, or
senator, or congressman, two years
from now. Let us, forgetting all
things, also devote our every effort
to the one great supreme duty, the
winning of the war."
BUY LJBERTY BONDS
W. C. T. U. MEETING
The W. C. T. U. held a business
meeting Tnesday afternoon in the
Presbyterian church, Mrs. E. A. Os
borne presiding. Arrangements were
made and committees appointed to
canvass for liberty bond sales. The
committees will begin work at once.
There is no more loyal society in the
world than the W. C. T. U. For more
than fifty years its members have
been working untiringly and unsel
Am a
nsniy ior America s good and now
stand ready and eager to throw their
full strength into this important
phase of the nation's endeavor. The
committee members working this
week are Mrs. Osborne, . Mrs. A. T.
Thomas and Mrs. Van Hood: next
week, Mrs. Osborne, Mrs. M. M. Lit
tie and Mrs. B. H. Seymour.
The biggest thing 'as yet projected
by the women is the mammoth out
door meeting for the prohibition
amendment and liberty bonds to be
held on the courthouse square tomor
row evening. Mrs. Varney, the speak
er for this occasionis by all odds the
best woman speaker in the United
States. She is a woman of magnetic
personality, fine voice and womanly
winsomeness. Her address will be on
".World Problems. We bespeak for
her a large audience. Those who
miss hearing her will be the losers.
We do not hesitate to say that she
will give liberty bonds one of the
greatest boosts of the campaign.
There will be a great chorus led by
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OCALA, FLORIDA, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1918.
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Washington, Oct. 2. The construc
tion of-454 vessels of 1,800,000 dead
weight tons is the additional program
the shipping board disclosed to the
House appropriations committee by
Chairman Hurley today, in explain
ing the board's request for an addi
tional appropriation of $ 484,000,000
for the present fiscal year.
THE COTTON CROP
Washington, Oct. 2. This year's
cotton crop is estimated at eleven
million, eight hundred and eighteen
thousand bales, the department of ag
riculture announced today, basing its
estimate on the condition of the crop
Sept. 25th, at which time it was 54.4
per cent normal. The condition of the
crop in Georgia was 62 per centffi in
Florida, 50 per cent, and in ; South
Carolina, 65 per. cent.
FLORIDA'S CROP
Washington, Oct. 2. Cotton gin
ned prior to Sept. 25th amounted to
3,719,915 bales, the census bureau an
nounced today. This is compared with
2,511,000 bales last year. By states
these figures include Florida with
6,560 bales; Georgia, with 617,607;
South Carolina with 345,951 bales.
BUY LIBERTY BONDS
. THE CASUALTY LIST
The Names of Two Marion County
- Boys, Among Them One from
Ocala, Appear Today
The following casualties are re-
ported by the commanding general of
The casualty lists of the American
army will hereafter be posted in the
Star's front windows every morning.
If in looking over them you see the
name of anyone you know, please re
port it to the paper.
Killed in action ... 187
Missing in action 73
Wounded severely .693
Wounded slightly 5
Died, accident and other causes. . 13
Died of wounds ...... '. . 76
Wounded, degree undetermined. . . 1
Taken prisoner . 8
Died from airplane accident...... 1
Died of disease .... 33
Total ............. ....1090
MARINE CORPS
Killed in action 7
Missing in action 1
Died o wounds .......... 2
Wounded in action (severely) .... 17
Wounded in action (slightly). .. . 1
Total .......... i . . . .... ... . . 28
FLORIDA NAMES
Died of wounds: Private Arthur D.
Lossing, Sanford.
Died of disease: Corporal Alexan
der McCombs, Miami.
Wounded severely Corporal M. T.
Carter, Oneco; Privates Milton Gol
den. Mayo; Jas. R. Shearer, Brooks-
ville; Archie Lopez, Ocala; Walker
A. Simmons, Botts; Edward D. Col-
lens, Sumraerfield.
BUT LIBERTY BONDS
The many friends of that energetic
and patriotic youne man. Robert
Connor, now training at Camp Lee,
Va., will be interested in hearing
that he expects to finish by the mid
dle of this month. He reports his
training as being very strenuous, but
he likes it and stands up under it all
right. ' Robert's friends hope he will
win a commission and come home for
a visit.
BUY LIBERTY BONDS
Mr. Lester Lucas and conducted by
Miss Marguerite Porter. Efforts are
being made to have a full band to ac
company the singing. Do not forget
the place the courthouse square; and
the hour, 8 o'clock tomorrow evening.
BUY LJBERTY BONDS
DAILY REPORT OF
INSTRUMENTS FILED
Furnished the Star by the Florida
Title and Abstract Corporation
Deeds Filed October 1st
Swann & Holtsinger Co. to B. M.
Sullivan, dated Sept. 28, 1918; $30.
Government lots 3 4 and 11 19-12-29,
Kisiah Johnson to Viny Goodwin,
dated April 25, 1918. Five acres in
NE - quarter of SW quarter 9-13-21.
Martha J. McCandless to L. J.
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Win
BUY D0ILUU6 Gil
FOR SCHOOL BOYS
Star Asks You to Help Make Military
Instruction in the Highest
Degree Successful
At the high school, Principal Cas
sels and Military Instructor Cham
bers have formed two excellent com
panies of boys, and have started in to
instruct them in tactics with an hi'
terest that is equaled only by the en
thusiasm of the boys.
These intelligent young fellows can
be well instructed in field tactics and
setting up exercises without guns,
but without guns, or substitutes, they
can't learn the manual of arms.
It is impossible to obtain guns for
them. The state and government has
no guns to spare, and it would cost at
least $1500 to .buy guns from a pri
vate firm, even if they could be ob
tained at all, which is doubtfuL
Certain firms up north make a
dummy in the shape of a gun spec
ially for school boys to drill with.
They are better than a gun in one re
spect, for they are light, enough for
a ten-year-old boy to handle.
These dummies cost sixty cents
apiece. The two high school com
panies need 150, which would cost
$90 beside the freight. But a home
firm, the Welch-Todd Company, will
make them for $85.
The Star is going to startout to
raise this money. It will head the list
and. wants the patrons and friends of
the school to help. It will take some
from 25 cents up. If everybody will
help, it can soon raise the amount.
Chip in and help us out, and in a
few months you will see a battalion
of your boys march like veterans
down on the square some evening,
perhaps to celebrate a peace which
their training will -help to make se
cure. CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED .
Geo. G. Chambers, Military In
structor High School ........$1.00
J. H.. Benjamin 1.00
BUY LIBERTY BONDS
A QUESTION ANSWERED
Editor Star: Does it not seem a bit
inconsistent upon your part to pro
pose to raise $85 for , school equip
ment by popular subscription and
then at every opportunity viciously
attack the only means that has been
proposed that will permit the raising
of sufficient funds to meet the school
needs? v -
I am not in any sense opposing the
subscription. I am simply asking a
question. Respectfully yours.
J. H. Brinson.
Dear Mr. Brinson: The Star is try
ing to raise money for school equip
ment because it understands the
school board, despite the heavy taxes
on the Ocala district has not the
funds for the needed equipment. Be
side, the equipment is needed now,
and if you get your additional three-
mill tax, you ought to know you can't
get it this year.
. Considering the bawl you are mak
ing about lack of funds, we leave it to
the public if your question is not both
inconsistent and in bad taste.
The Star.
Dankwertz, dated May 2, 1918; $225.
NW quarter of NW quarter of NW
quarter 16-17-22.
D. Niel Ferguson to Bennie Ethel
Seymour, dated Oct.-, 1, 1918. Lot 1
and part of lot 2 of blk 6 of Allred's
add to Ocala.
J. M. Neely to M. L. Abshire, dated
Feb. 28, 1918. Lots 22 to 29 in blk
A Oak Park sub.
Jane Edwards to Grant Perry,
dated Oct. 1, 1918. One acre in NW
corner of NW quarter of SW quarter
12-14-19. ,
BUY LIBERTY BONDS
The Jacksonville branch of the
Ford Motor Co. yesterday subscribed
for $5000 of the fourth liberty loan
1 1 1 A - - At T 1
iDonas ana Armour kaj. oi wacon
' ville subscribed for $30,000 worth.
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Strongest Point in Syria in Al
lied Hands
TURKISH CADHIET WILL STICK
PRIZE IT
London, Oct. 2- The Turkish com
mandant at Damascus has asked for
terms for the surrender of that city,'
the Manchester Guardian reports. It
is expected that General Allenby's
troops will enter the city today.
EXPECTATION FULFILLED
London, Oct. 2. Damascus, the
capital of Syria, was occuped by Gen.
Allenby's forces Tuesday morning, it
is officially announced.
BULGARS GOING HOME
London, Oct. 2. Serbia is being
evacuated by the Bulgarians, who are
returning to Bulgarian territory, ac
cording to a Serbian official state
ment Tuesday night.
SOME FIGHT IN THE TURKS YET
Amsterdam, Oct. 2. The Turkish
cabinet, according to the Cologne Ga
zette, has decided "in all circum
stances to adhere to the alliance with
the Central Powers."
HATE EVERYWHERE MEETS
' THE HUNS,-
Washington, Oct. 2.- The Germans
are meeting with increasing opposi
tion in their efforts to establish con
trol in Russia. Swedish press reports
received at the state department from
Stockholm said that in a recent battle
with the Ukraineans the Germans lost
1500 men. German forces which have
been centralized at Pskoff since the
German , ambassador was forced to
flee from Moscow have found their
position untenable and are' leaving.
They also are evacuating Bielgerod,
the reports said.
Food conditions in Petrograd are
growing continually worse, and living
conditions are utterly hopeless. Pas
sengers who arrived in Stockholm
from Petrograd Sept. 29 said foreign
ers were starving, restaurants and
hotels were closed, and food prices
were increasing daily. Butter costs
$12 a pound. Cholera still is raging.
A Stockholm newspaper of Sept. 19
said the Turks .were robbing and
burning Baku.
BUY LJBERTY BONDS
AN EXPLANATION
Editor Star: In reply to the article
in this morning's Banner, being an
interview with Mr. J. Malever, with a
member of the Banner's staff, I wish
to state Jbriefly.
I held a lease on the store which
Mr. Malever is occupying, together
with the store that I occupy. This
lease runs for some time to come. ,
I sub-leased the store to Mr. Mal
ever for a period, with a conditional
extension to the final termination of
my own lease.
Mr. Malever violated the sense of
this lease repeatedly and I entered
suit to annual the lease. The court
found a verdict for me and ordinarily
Mr. Malever would have had to va
cate in five days. This would not
have been the hardship on .him that
such a condition would ordinarily
have meant as he has another store
on "the other side of me," in which he
could have moved.
However, I sent a mutaul friend to
him not twenty minutes after the
verdict of the court, making him a
fair, and liberal offer to allow him
to stay. This he rejected most em-,
phatically, and said he would move.
Next morning I sent another mutu
al friend to him with an even more
liberal offer which he rejected. This
offer still holds open, but is for ac
ceptance within the next day or two,
as I do not propose to have him stay
there long enough to close out half
his stock at reduced prices to my
hurt and detriment, and then at his
own convenience move and leave the
store vacant.
I make this explanation that the
public may know that I am not op
pressing Mr. Malever, nor am I try
ing to injure him in any way, but I
have some rights in the matter, which
rights he has ruthlessly trampled,
land I wished to show him that the
VOL 25, NO. 237
CAVA
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TO GERMANY
LOOSE
UNTIL ALLIES
Of the Troubles of Germany's Chief
Ally, There Appears to be
No End
(Associated Press)
Madrid, Oct. 2. Associated Press.)
Several cases of Asiatic cholera have
been discovered in Vienna and deaths
from the disease have occurred there,
according to official news received
here.
COSTLY RAILWAY ACCIDENT IN
SWEDEN
London, Oct. 2 Three hundred and
fifty persons were killed, it is feared,
in a railway accident north of Malmo,
Sweden, says an Exchange Telegraph
dispatch from Copenhagen today.
There are five children among the
dead.
BUY LJBERTY BONDS
LIBERTY LOAN DAY SUNDAY
Secretary McAdoo has in a letter
asked that we give special attention
to the liberty loan next Sunday, Oct.
8th. In order to do this successfully,
I am asking . that every officer and
teacher in the Sunday school meet
Friday night? at the Methodist church
at 7:30 o'clock. I also ask that every
member of the church and Sunday
school be at the service next Sunday
morning. This is important, so be on
hand. Smith Hardin, Pastor.
BUY LJBERTY BONDS
YORK
York, Oct. 2 Mr. Seabron Fer
guson of Fellowship spent several
days here with his uncle and aunt,
Mr. and Mrs. W. V. Weathers.
Mr. Frank Russell,' who is in the
army, has arrived safely overseas.
Miss Mallie Folks of ' Lakeland
spent last week here with Mr. and
Mrs. Hadsock and family.
A few of our young people attend
ed the purlo at Cotton Plant Friday
evening given by Mr. and Mrs. A. W.
Woodward in honor of their son, Mr.
Harry Woodward, who awaited his
notice any day to leave for the navy.
BUY LJBERTY BONDS
VOLUNTEERS WANTED
Qualified for Limited Service Only
A call will soon be Issued for a
number of gocd stenographers, who
have had legal training. This call
will be for limited service men only,
and those who qualify under this call'
will probably be assigned to the
judge advocate general's and provost
marshal general's departments, and
they will be required to report court
martial cases and attend t othe mat
ters pertaining to military law in the
field.
For further information, apply to
the local board, Ocala, Fla.
BUY LJBERTY BONDS
NOTICE
The annual meeting of the Marion
County, Florida, Chapter of the Am
erican Red Cross for the purpose of
electing officers for the coming year,"
will be held in the court house in
Ocala on Oct. 10th, 1918, at 11 o'clock
in the morning instead of Oct. 12th,
as was previously announced.
Mrs. John H. Taylor, Sec'y.
law would uphold me in my conten
tions. I am willing to do all that any man
can do towards a competitor.
Mr. Malever told an attorney re
cently that he would have annul ed
his contract long ago if it were possi
ble. B. Goldman.
10-2-ltd . . -
BUY LJBERTY BONDS
Plan to attend the fair Nov. 19-22.
ASIATIC CHOLERA
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