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Weather Forecast: Generally fair
tonight and Saturday except probab
ly showers in the peninsula.
OCALA, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1, 1918.
VOL. 25, NO. 239
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Heavy Weight of Yankee Man
hood Hurled Against Huns
OUR DAI1ING AVIATORS LAST
OF BOI.1
Washington, Oct. 4.- The Ameri
can troops abroad now number one
million, eight hundred thousand,
members of the House military com
mittee were told today at their week
ly conference with the war depart
ment. Influenza in the camps and
cantonments will retard the shipment
somewhat in the immediate future.
TONSIF BOMBS FOR TEUTONS
With; he Americans Northwest of
VerdunV Thursday Night, Oct. 3.
(Associated Press).- American avia
tors were busy today, dropping 37
tons of bomb's in attacks on Conflans,
Longucon, Auden, Dommary, Bux
ieres, Vigneulles, Chambley, Etain,
Arnville and Grandpre.
AMERICANS ADVANCE
With the American Army, France,
Thursday Night, 8 O'CIock, Oct. 3.
(Associated Press.) -The Americans
went into action this morning on the
Champagne front. A report of the
French army says they had advanced
considerably by noon, and taken Mont
Blanc and the ledas farm. - It had
not previously been announced that
American troops made this capture.
AMERICANS RIGHT IN IT .
. Rome, Oct. 4.- American subma
rine chasers destroyed two enemy
submarines yesterday during the bom
bardment of Durazzo, it is announced
officially today.
AMERICAN SHIP SUNK
Washington, Oct. 4. The sinking
of the American steamer Herman
Prasch, as the result of a collision
with the American steamer Geo. G.
Henry, several hundred miles off the
American coast, was announced to-
IB
0)1 day at the navy department. Only
forty-one survivors of the Prasch
have been accounted for, and it is
feared the loss of , life was heavy.
Both vessels were cargo carriers in
the army transport service.
The Prasch carried a crew of about
thirteen officers and seventy-six men,
. which makes the number unaccounted
for forty-eight.
CALL FROM CROWDER
Washington, Oct. 4. Gen. Crowder
called approximately 30,000 grammar
school graduates from forty-two
states to entrain Oct.15th for tech
nical schools. Of these 980 will be
V negroes. Voluntary induction will be
alowed to October 12th.
ONLY WAY TO STOP IT
Washington, Oct: 4. The only way
to stop the spread of 'Spanish influ
enza is to close churches, schools,
theaters find public institutions in
every community where the epidemic
develops, is the opinion of . Surgeon
General Blue, of . the public health
service
-BUY LIBERTY BONDS
EARTHQUAKE SHOCKS '
FELT IN ARKANSAS
(Associated Press)
; Washington, October 4. -A slight
earthquake, centering apparently six
hundred miles from Washington, was
, recorded early this morning. .
IT WOKE THEM UP
Little Rock, Ark.,Oct. 4. Earth
i tremors were felt here and at Pine
wuff early this morning. The dis
turbance awakened many people. No
, cmage has been reported.
BUY LIBERTY BONDS - -
' . ' ' . NOTICE
The annual meeting of the Marion
Jnty.. Florida, Chapter of the Am
, J" Cross for the purpose of
feting officers for the' coming year,
be held in the court house" in
ocala on Oct. 10th, 1918. at 11 o'clock
e morning instead of Oct. 12th,
as was previously announced.
Mrs. John H. Taylor, Sec'y.
"--BUT'ijbERTY BONDS
p.?r&.te'hin away two cakes of
i-alm Olive Toilet Soap with a fifty
cent purchase of their goods, tf
urn
IIIGIIT SIIOlliED LIAIIY TOIIS
THE EIIEHY
should eo TO CITnA
The War Relic Train Will be There
Tomorrow Night
Editor Star: I want to urge upon
our people the necessity of getting
up a good crowd to go to Citra to
morrow night to near the speakers
accompanying the War relic train. We
want to encourage our fellow citizens
in the northern part of the county
who will be present, by having a good
representative -delegation from Ocala.
We should leave Ocala not later than
six o'clock.; I have a telegram from
the chairman of the war relics train
committee reporting that up to this
time the train had met with splendid
success, in some instances more than
the quota of the county t being sub
scribed. Drivers are requested to
leave their cars at least one block
away from he train stand so as to
avoid confusion. T. T. Munroe,
Chairman Liberty Loan Committee
r for Marion County. x ;
BUY LIBERTY BONDS
BAND CONCERT TONIGHT
The following program will be ren
dered by the band at its concert at
the "band stand this evening, beginning
at 8 o'clock: V
"Star Spangled Banner."
1. March, "124th Infantry"
2. Waltz, "Apple Blossoms."
3. March, "Khaki Bill."
4. Serenade, "Mooning."
5. Overture, "Royal Emblem."
6. Waltz, Belle of the Isle."
v 7. Selection, "Home Melodies."
8. Gallop, "Home stretch."
"Hike, Hike," "Dixie"
BUY LIBERTY BONDS '
AVOID INFLUENZA
At the request of Dr. Peek, city
health officer, we republish the fol
lowing from the Times-Union:
Dr. William W. McDonnell, city
health officer, issued a statement last
evening regarding the prevalence
here of Spanish influenza. The city
commissioners held a special meeting
yesterday afternoon at which time
the mater was discussed. It was de
cided to have the health- officer issue
a statement to the public.
Health Officer's, Statement
Dr. McDonnell's statement follows:
"Influenza is an acute infectious
disease due to the implantation in the
system of the influenza bacillus.
"It is characterized in typical cases
bv sudden onset with -fever, aching in
throat and generally great bodily
weakness. The fever, which accom
panies this condition, usually rises
suddenly; in cases where there is
some complication it is exceptionally
high, running a course of three, four
to seven days. Frequently there is
much bronchitis and much discharge
from nose and throat.
"The respiratory organs ate the
parts most commonly affected, altho'
in pertain cases there is vomiting,
diarrhaea and gall bladder symptoms.
Relapses Not Uncommon
"Relapses are not uncommon and
complications, particularly pneumon
m. are to be feared.
"At present there are several hun
dreds of cases in the city iortunaie
ly the majority are mild. About one
third of the copulation is susceptible
to the disease--the others having
some measure of immunity.
"The disease is carried principally
by droplets of mucous or moisture
containing the influenza germ com
ing from the nose and throat of in
fected people when .they sneeze or
nii oh .
"Anyone sneezing or coughing
about you should be avoided. As many
people have the disease in mild form,
or are about either while coming
Anam with the disease or are recover
incr from it. it is easy to see why an
epidemic gains., ground rapidly. For
this reason, unless you want w ue
sick, avoid crowds or crowded places.
OCALA PEOPLE VILL HEAR
OA
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Mr. E. C. Bennett, Liberty Loan
Publicity Director for Marion county,
this morning received the following
dispatch.
Tampa, Fla., Oct. 4th.
To E. C. Bennett, Ocala, Fla.:
Your speaker, Mr. Scarborough, is
a soldier who has seen eight or nine
months service in France. I under
stand he is a very interesting speak
er. He will Arrive in Dunnellon for a
Saturday night engagement ) and , you
can arrange if you want to to take
him to Ocala early Sunday morning
or late Saturday night. Your city
has charge of the speaker at both
Dunnellon and Ocala. Mr. Scar
borough will keep your audience in
terested, relating experiences and
showing exhibits. L. D.Reagin,
Zone Publicity Director.
AT THE TEMPLE SUNDAY
AFTERNOON
Mr. Bennett intends to have Mr.
Scarborough at the Temple Sunday
afternoon, as hear four o'clock as
possible. Mr. Scarborough has been
up against the real thing. He has
been wounded in battle and can tell
his story from firsthand observation.
Everybody in town should be present
to hear him. A musical program will
be given before and after his' talk.
BUY LIBERTY BONDS
ON EASY TERMS
Any Person Who Has Any Income at
- All Can Buy a Liberty
Bond zl "
Atlanta, Oct. 4. Some of the Lib
erty Loan campaign committees have
found that many subscribers do not
understand the easy payment method
of investing in Fourth Liberty Bonds,
which makes it possible for almost
anybody to handle a bond or two and
save the money to pay for it. ..'
Practically all the banks in the
county have agreed on the folowing
plan of payment for bonds:
First payment on October 24, of
ten per cent. Second payment, on
November 15, of, 16 per cent. Pay
ments of 15 per cent on the fifteenth
of each month through April 15,
when bond is paid" for. On a $100
bond, for instance, the following, pay
ments would prevail:
October 24 ....... $ 10.00 ,
November 15 ..... 16.50
December 15 . . . . . 15.00
January 15 . . . . . . . 15.00
February 15 ..... 15.00
March 15 . v . 15.00
April 15 15.00
Total payments . '. .$101.50
The subscriber would draw interest
of $2.13 in the six months he is mak
ing payments, while he would pay the
bank, in interest, only $1.50. Rates on
all denominations of bonds may be
figured on the asme basis.
If you have to sneeze or cough, place
your handkerchief in front of your
face. Do not spit. Try to save the
others from getting sick.
Go to Bed, If Sick
"Should you come down with the
disease go to bed and stay there un
til you are well a precaution that
will prevent relapses and complica
tions. - v-- -
"At present, our hospitals, nurses
and doctors are rendering service up
to the limits of their capabilities.
There will be many who will not be
able to get a physician a number of
our remaining physicians are ill with
the disease. To those who cant get a
doctor, I would advise as treatment a
mild preliminary purgative such as
castor oil and the use of aspirin in
five grain tablets every three or four
hours for people over twelve years of
age. The diet should be light and the
sick person should stay in bed. After
recovery the room should be well air
ed. All mucous discharges should be
destroyed.
"To prevent taking - the disease,
there is a preventative innoculation,
which "your physician might employ,
if there still remains enough of the
medicament in our drug stores. No
government serum is on hand that we
can use.
: "The principal dependence is to
keep out of crowds and crowded
places. I advise you against public
gatherings as - churches, picture
snows, theaters, patriotic rallies and
FI.1 THE FBI
Mill III1BESIIIIC FACTS
AT
Austrian Naval Base Taken and Sev
eral Vessels Sunk by
the Allies
(Associated Press) "
Rome, Friday, Oct. 4. American,
British and Italian warships have
destroyed the Austrian naval base at
Durazzo and the warships anchored
there, according to an announcement
made by Premier Orlando.
The attac kon Durazzo took 'place
at noon on Wednesday, when Italian
and British cruisers, protected by
Italian and allied torpedo boats and
American submarines, succeeded in
making their way through the mine
fields and, avoiding attacks by sub
marines, got into Durazzo harbor.
An intense bombardment followed
until the base and the Austrian ships
anchored there were completely de
stroyed. Italian sailors, in the teeth of a hot
enemy fire, torpedoed an Austrian
destroyer and -a steamer. Another
vessel, which was recognized as a
hospital ship, was allowed to, withdraw."-';
British and Italian airplanes co
operated in the work. Other Italian
and allied warships were drawn up
in order to battle outside of the harr
bor to deal with any enemy warships
coming to the assistance of the port.
No losses or damage were suffered
by the allied squadrons except a
slight injury to, a British' cruiser by
a torpedo from an enemy submarine.
Durazzo is a seaport in Albania,
fifty-three miles sout hof Scutari. It
is situated on av peninsula in the
Adriatic sea. For some time past it
has been a base for Austrian opera
tions in Albania.
BUY LIBERTY BONDS
THE CASUALTY LIST
Many Names, but Only one frtm
Florida
The following casualties . are re
the American Expeditionary Forces,
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 103
Missing in action 172
Wounded severely ....514
Wounded slightly .............. 2
Died, accident and other causes.. 6
Died of wounds ............... 67
Wounded, degree undetermined.. 12
Taken prisoner ......... '. ..... . 1
Died from airplane accident .... . 1
Total ....962
The only Florida name on the list
is that of Private J. J. Wells, Ybor
City; wounded severely.-
crowded street cars, elevators and
restaurants.
About Schools .
"As to schools if you can keep
your children on your own premises
away from other children or persons,
it will be wise to keep them at home.
If you cannot kep them m this form
of isolation, it is 4etter that they go
to school. The principals of all schools
have been instructed to exclude any
child that sneezes or coughs or looks
sick. Past experiences of this and
other health departments show more
infections to spread when children
are dismissed than when they are un
der careful supervision. Our city
nurses and school physicians will be
present to make these investigations.
"Keep calm and avoid crowds.
"William W. McConnell,
"City Health Officer'
BUY LIBERTY BONDS
Phone No. 451 is the American
Restaurant, Temple & Davis, proprie
tors, the best in the city, at the union
passenger station. 16-tf .
BUY LIBERTY BONDS
A nice lot of Salt Water Fish just
in at Main Street Market. Phone 108.
DARING
EXPLOIT
Attack
Position
FRENCH Al!0 DMTISII COIIIIII TO CAPTURE HUH POSIB
alo::g win fu
London, Oct. 4, 1:30 p. m. The
Austro-Hungarian forces in Albania
are retiring in considerable disorder
before the advancing Italians and
Austrians, who areblowing up their
depots. ' ' . - " .; '
ITALIANS PURSUE AUSTRIANS
Rome, Oct. 4. After the capture
of Berat by the Italians, the cavalry
joined the pursuit and made consid
erable advance, it is officially report
ed. ' -" '-
BRITISH DRIVING THE WEDGE
London, Oct. 4. An official report
states "that the British pursuing the
retreating Germans in the Lens reg
ion have reached the railway east of
Lens, and to the southeast they have
made progress between " Ophy and
Merricourt. The British last night
beat off counter attacks on Gouy and
Lecatelet, between Cambrai and St.
Quentin. More than 4000 prisoners
were taken in the operations north of
St. Quentin yesterday. The point of
the British wedge here has been
pushed forward, and at the end of
yesterday's fighting had reached the
high ground one mile ' northeast of
Sequehart. '
FRTNCH TAKE STRONGHOLDS
London, Oct. 4. French forces in
the Champagne have captured Orf
euil and Bemont Chateau, northeast
of . Somme-py. Mont Blanc, a posi
tion of considerable tactical impor
tance, has also been taken.
AMERICAN AND FRENCH AD
VANCE Paris, Oct. 4. It is officially an
nounced that the French in the St.
Quentin region have advanced east
of Lesdines. The Americans and
French in the Champagne sector
made further advances northwest of
Blanc Mont and the Medesh farm.
North and northwest of Rheims the
French have increased their gains
somewhat and improved their posi
tions in the region of Betheny.
NOT TO BE ENVIED
Amsterdam, Oct. 4 An official an
nouncement from Berlin says that
Prince Maximillian of Baden has
been appointed German chancellor.
Deputy Grober, a centrist, and Dep
uty Scheidemann, a majority social
democrat, have been appointed secre
taries of state without portfolios.
FEARED THE BOWSTRING
Amsterdam, Oct. 4 The Turkish
minister of the interior has resigned!,
according to a Constantinople mes
sage.
BUY LIBERTY' BONDS
DAILY REPORT OF
INSTRUMENTS FILED
Furnished the Star by the Florida
Title and Abstract Corporation
Deeds Filed Oct. 3rd
Rex G. Todd to E. H. Martin, dated
Oct. 1, 1918. Lot 9 of Benton's sub
of lot 34 of Caldwell's add to Ocala.
Thomas Watson to Florida Farms
& Homes, Inc., dated .Sept. 10, 1918.
Lots 12 3 blk 1 town of Burbank.
BUY LIBERTY BC JDS
FOUR-BIINUTE MEN
The following citizens of Ocala
have been designated by the Liberty
Loan committee to serve, as four
minute men, during the campaign, at
the Temple theater, one each night,
at eight o'clock on the date preced
ing his name as appears below:
Oct. 4th: R. A. Burford.
Oct. 5th: William feocker.
Oct. 7th: J. J. Gerig.
Oct. 8th: E. H. Martin.
Oct. 9th: Rev. J. R.Hemdon.
Oct. 10th: D. S. Welch. ,
Oct. 11th: T. S. Trantham.
Oct. 14th: H. M. Hampton.
Oct. 15th: D. E. Mclver.
Oct. 16th: Judge W. S. Bullock;
Oct. 17th: John Lu Edwards.
Oct. 18th: L. W. DuvaL Y
By authority of Liberty Loan com
mittee of Marion county.
T. T. liunroe. Chairman
FBltl fillSill
on Durazzo Made Their
Untenable
S00I1 III STRIKE
Allies Intend to Entirely Drve the
Unspeakable Turk Out
of Europe
(Associated Press)
Saloniki, Oct. 4. "We will soon
direct our blow at Constantinople,
and the vanquished Turk will be
thrown once for all into Asia," de
clared General Despereyj the allied
commander in chief on the Macedon
ian front, replying to a demonstra
tion today. f
BUY LIBERTY BONDS .
War Industries Board Shutting Down
v on Extortionate Prices for
Footgear - V
Washingtoncrf)ct. 4 The American
people will soon be able to purchase
shoes at fixed minimum and maxi
mum ' retail prices, lower than those
now prevailing,' and obtain at the
same time shoes of better quality.
This announcement is made by the
War Industries Board based on an
agreement it has entered into with
the shoe industry.
Under the agreement shoes will be
standardized as to quality and styles
at prices ranging from $3 to $12 for
men's and women's groups as folows:
Class A, from $9 to $ 12; Class B, $6
to $8.50; Class C, $3 to $5.50. Pro
portionate prices for youths' and
children's shoes have been fixed in
each of the three classes.
The War Industries Board will
check up on the quality of the shoes
sold at each price, by means of a
class number stamped on each shoe.
Policing, officials explained, will be
done by the various state councils of
defense, and where th? public is in
doubt as to what quality it is getting,
according to the price schedule, com
plaint may be made and the cost of
manufacture traced. .'
While it is possible to purchase a
shoe now for $3, under the new sched
ule the shoe at that price will be of a
higher grade.
Officials also said that it will be
possible to buy better quality shoes
throughout the three shoe classes at
less money ,han at present. Shoes
now retailing for as high as $20, they
said, will retail for the maximum
price of $12 and be of at least equal
quality. '
Manufacturers, jobbers and retail
ers subscribe to the agreement, and
retailers will 'be required to sign a
pledge containing the new price scale
and display it in their shops. Failure
to do so will mean the cutting off of
supplies. The manufacturers pledge
provides for standards of quality at
the quoted prices.' ,
The cutting of the shoe price under
the new schedule will begin Oct." 15th
and first deliveries will be made with
in from thirty to six days after that
date.
Time is allowed retailers to dispose
of present stocks at present prices.
BUY LIBERTY 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 Hadin, Pastor.
BUY LIBERTY BONDS
Go to Gerig's Drug Store and get
two cakes of Palm Olive Soap FREE.
Ask about it. tf
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