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Weather Forecast: Fair tonight and
Friday, except probably rain in ex
treme northwest portion.
VOL. 25, SO. 24 1
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Turkey is Ready to Tumble Emperor William Reported to have Abdicated Aiistro-Hun-
gary Trying to Stave Off Ruin by Offers of Autonomy
London, Oct. 9, 8 p. m. The Eve
ning Standard says that the surren
der of Turkey within the next forty
eight hours would not surprise well
informed cjrclus.
With the Anglo-American Armies
Near St. Quentin, . Oct. 9, 10 :30 a.
m. -The Gei mans on the front of
the British and Americans today are
surrendering freely. On the front
held by the Tennessee troops an en
tire German regiment chose the other
course and ran away like rabbits. The
Germans applied the torch to Rohain.
Stockholm, Oct. 10 There is a per
sistent rumor here- that Emperor
William has abdicated.
London, Oct. 10. An official report
says the attack of the Anglo-American
forces in the. breach between St.
Quentin and Cambrai resulted yester-fl
day evening in continued advances.
The British are now within two miles
of Le-Chateau and Saullaumines and
Nowelles have been captured. Fight
ing is going on southeast of Cambrai
on both sides of Caudry.
Reports from all fronts late Wed
nesday night indicated the Allies had
won one of the greatest victories of
the war. On a twenty-mile front be
tween Cambrai and St. Quentin - the
Germans are in full flight, with the
British cavalry pursuing. The infan
try is hastily following in columns of
four through many villages abandon
ed by the enemy. A gain of nine
miles was reported hours' ago, and
the Allies are still in full pursuit,
with the ground ahead clear. The en
emy made every effort to destroy
Cambrai, but vast stores of booty
have fallen into the hands of the Al
lies which the enemy did not have
time to blow up. Allied airmen saw
large forces of the enemy fleeing in
great disorder well to the east of Le
Cateau. Thirty divisions were routed.
The formidable German defense
system between Cambrai and St.
Quentin has been utterly demolished,
and the forces of all the Allies are out
in the open country eastward pursu
ing the enemy. The Cambrai pivot,
the former line over which there has
been so much bitter fighting, is in
British hands, and numerous villages
and hamlets to the south overrun by
the Allies. Thousands of German
prisoners and hundreds of guns hav6
been captured. The victory is seem
ingly complete, with Foch's strategy
working smoothly, bending back th
German line in one great converving
movement. In Macedonia and Asiat
ic Turkey the Entente still have the
enemy on the run. Where the enemy
-will make his next stand is uncertain,
but he will probably turn about in an
effort to be attempted on the Valenciennes-Sedan
Paris, Oct. 10 The French advanc
ing east of the St. Quentin and Le
Catel railroad have captured Etaves
wood, the village of Bocqueux and
further south have taken. Marcy. The
French have reached Fontaine Notre
Dame as well as Fonsommes, it is of
ficially announced.
Amsterdam, Oct. 10. The popular
tion of Bruges, Belgium, revolted
against attempts of the Germans to
deport civilians; Les Nouvelles says.
The Germans used their guns and
wounded numbers of Belgians. The
roads in Flanders are encumbered
with farm animals being transported
to Germany. v
London, Oct. 10. Indications that
Germany is becoming anxious in con
sequence of the threats of the Allies
of reprisals for the destruction of
towns evacuated in t France by the
Teutons are afforded by a telegram
from the semi-official Wolff Bureau,
received at Stockhalm, saying that
Louai is burning "as a result of th
continuous British bombardment."
Reports that the Germans have set
fire to towns they are still occupying
are characterized as ridiculous,- They
have denied firing Roulers, Thourout
and Lichtervelde.
Between Lens and the Scarpe river
the British, who are also advancing,
are in touch with the Germans to
the west of the line of Vitry-enArtois,
Azel-Les-Equerchin and Mouvroy.
TION With the Americans Northwest of
Verdun, Oct. 10, Noon. (By the As
sociated Press.) General Pershing's
infantry today again went into action
in the left wing of the Argonne for
est, after a violent artillery bom
bardment lasting all night.
Paris, Oct. 10. An official, an
nouncement says French troops last
night continued the pursuit of the
Germans in the region east of St.
Quentin. They have passed Fontaine
Notre Dame and Beautroux. North
of the Aisne the "French took the
plateau of Croix-De-Sanstete, while
further east a crossing of the Aisne
canal was effected in the region of
Villers-en-Prayeres. In the Cham
pagne the French captured Liry, two
miles west of Monthois.
London, Oct. 10. The Serbians are
pursuing the defeated Ninth Austrian
division Monday entered Leskovats,
twenty-two miles south of Nish, and
Vlasotintze, according to an official
Serbian statement. They took sev
eral hundred prisoners.
London, Oct. 10. It is reported
from Vienna that the Austro-Hun-garian
ministerial council has decided
to introduce national autonomy "in
order to make President Wilson's
stipulation an accomplished fact,"
says an Exchange Telegraph dis
patch from Copenhagen.
The Czech party didn't participate
in' the deliberations. It is holding an
important meeting today.
The movement favoring a procla
mation separating Hungary and Aus
tria is making extremely rapid pro
gress among the public of' the dual
monarchy, Zurich dispatches say.
Basle, Oct. 10 "Only military rea
sons could compel us to accept Pres
ident Wilson's conditions," says the
Cologne Gazette, commending on the
American reply to the peace proposal
of the German chancellor. "It is pos
sible Germany may require counter
guarantees; for example, the evacua
tion of German colonies occupied by
the Allies."
Big American Ship Lost with Prob
ably Many of Those
on Board
(Associated Press)
An Atlantic Port, Oct. 10. The
news of the sinking by a submarine
of a large American steamship with
the probable loss of many of her
crew was brought today by a British
freighter, which had on board twenty
survivors of the American vessel.
It is reported in maritime circles
that the U-boat's victim was the Ti
conderoga, of 5100 tons. .
The following casualties . are re
the American Expeditionary Forces,
ported by the commanding general of
The casualty lists of the American
army are posted in the Star's front
windows every morning and after
noon. If in looking over them you
see the nameof anyone you know,
please repotr it to the. paper.
Killed in action .... . . . . . ... ..... 80
Missing in action . . . . . . ...... 105
Wounded severely .............. 338
Wounded slightly . . . . . . .'. .. . .. .. 3
Died, accident and other causes.. 10
Died of wounds . . . . . 13
Wounded, degree undetermined '.. 4
Died from air plane accident . 4
Died of disease . . . 30
Total ......V................584
The following Florida names are
on the list:
Killed in action: Lieut. Knowles G.
Oglesby, Bartow.
Missing in action: Privates Walter
A. Stanley, Ponce de Leon; Emanuel
L. Ward, Bonifay.
Wounded severely: Privates Henry
Gibson, Nneida; Leslie I. Huggins,
Bluff Springs; T. T. Godwin, Oak
Grove; Allen F. Sumner, Tampa;
Slyde D. Gray, Orlando; Tony Guida,
Tampa. -
Editor Star: On the 1st inst., just
on the eve of leaving for an extended
trip to West Florida, I requested you
to discuss with the fair directors the
propriety of leaving off the Marion
County Fair till the war is over. On
my return today I note with pleasure
cards advertising the dates of ou
fair. Therefore you may locate the
writer in the fprmesot ranks of those
whose energy and efforts shall know
no slackening in making the fair a
greater success than any former.
W S. H. Blitch.
Fairfield, Oct. 10. Mr. Edward
Hart who has been visiting his moth
er, Mrs. McNeely for some time and
waiting for his call to the army, left
last week for the training camp.
Mr. Maurice Yongue, who has been
working in Jacksonville, is visitine
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. C.
Mrs. Bessie Gibson, whose store
was burned two weeks ago, is now
conducting her business in the build
Rev. R. Ira Barnett has just return
ed from Sutherland, where he attend
ed a meeting of the trustees of
Southern College. He reports the
college property considerably damag
ed by the cyclone of last week which
swept over Pinellas county, but he
says the Methodists of Florida will
see to it that all needed repairs art
made at once. The spirit of the insti
tution is illustrated by the fact that
not a single student left the college
after the storm.-
Southern College is one of the stud
ents training camps of the country.
The unit is"already organized and is
putting in full time at study and
Young men between-the ages of
eighteen - and twenty-one who can
pass the physical examination and
have completed grammar school, will
be assigned to Southern College for
military training if they so desire,
and the government will train them
for officers' positions, paying all their
expenses and giving them $30 per
While the dormitories of Southern
are full, the fine gymnasium is being
converted into barracks under the
direction of an United States officer
and young men are still daily arriv
ing in Sutherland to join the unit.
Rev. R. Ira Barnett and Mr. L. W.
Duval of this city are trustees of this
flourishing institution. Several oi
our Ocala young people are attending
ing formerly occupied by Mr. B. R.
Chambers and is getting along very
Mr. Kendrick of Gainesville, was
the week-end guest of Mr. L. E. Mock
and family.
Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Martin of Pine
are visiting friends at this place.
On the Dark Sides of the Proposed
Ten-Mill Tax Amendment
Editor Star: Here are my reasons
why I am voting against and trying
to defeat the amendment to the state
constitution at the coming election
permitting our , school authorities to
increase the tax levy to ten mills.
Study these figures and see if the
increased costs of our schools has not
been fast enough and see if we have
not plenty of laws on our law books,
without this amendment covering the
school question.
The records of the state superin-
tenddent of schools says: The cost
per person for schools in this state
in June, 1908. was $2.50, while in 1916
it was $4.20, an increase of nearly
100 per cent in eight years, and in
Marion county the cost for the same
years was $2.27 and $6.20 nearly
three times as much.
The records show that the indebt
edness for schools in the whole was
was $449,687 in 1908 and was in 1916
$3,227,000, nearly eight times as
large, while in Marion county it has
increased from $6,998 in 1908 t
$84,711 in 1916 twelve fold increase
of indebtedness in eight years. This
does not include the district school
The tax millage has been increased
in the last eight years to its highest
limit, the assessments of property in
the last ten years have been increas
ed fully 100 per cent, the state school
indebtedness has been increased
nearly eight fold. United States taxes
have been raised from about $9 per
person in 1916 to about $75 in 1919,
and now you are caHed on to vote
to. add an additional tax burden on
Are you going to do it? I am not.
If the school authorities want more
money why don't they try and have
the law enforced compelling the 100,
000 males in the state entitled to pay
poll tax pay their poll tax. One mill
ion dollars has been lost to the school
authorities by the failure of this col
lection in the last ten years.
The state tax commission is my au
thority for saying tihere are hundreds
of millions of property in this state
that is assessed at 20 per cent less
than their true value, and millions at
10 per cent and less, and millions
that are not assessed at al. -
Those who want more money for
the schools should demand of our
governor the enforcement of our tax
assessing laws:
If our tax laws were enforced our
assessed wealth would be $1,000,000,-
000 and a levy of five mills all told
would supply our school authorities
with about 20 per cent more money
than now.
This three mill increase, without the
enforcement of our tax laws, will
make the man that is paying his full
share pay the additional levy. Let's
make the men that shirk their taxes
or don't pay any, pay their full
share, and the school boards will
have more money and many of the
taxpayers pay less taxes.
A constitutional tax levy is dan
gerous, because it is almost impossi
ble to have it changed or repealed.
Here is an illustration:
The one-half mill levy (a constitu
tional amendment) for the board of
health has worked, is working now
and continues to do as follows:
In 1895 the board of health, in
round numbers spent $16,000, while
in a late year spent $159,000, nearly
ten times as muck. The board of
health has cost the taxpayers in th
last eight years more than $1,000,000
Should our governor enforce the
tax assessment laws and our assess
ment would be $1,000,000,000, then
the board of health would receive
$500,000 a year, and I believe thej
could and would spend that much-if
they had iL
I believe if we pass this amendment
for increased millage for schoo pur
poses it would work .like the board of
health tax is working now, has been
and will work.
Voter and taxpayer, let's go slow
in increasing taxes. Let' remember
out U. S. government is on that job
Bombing Squadron of 350 Ma
chines Showers Destruction
on the Huns
With the American Forces North
east of Verdun, Oct. 10, 10:30 a. m.
(By Associated . Press.) An Ameri
can bombing expedition consisting of
more than 350 machines yesterday
dropped thirty-two tons of explo
sives on German cantonments in the
area between Waverill and Damvil
lers, twelve miles north of Verdun.
This exploit marked one of the high
spots in air fleet operations of the
war. Twelve enemy machines were
destroyed. Only one Entente plane
failed to return. In addition the Am
erican planes yesterday destroyed or
brought down five German" machines.
Following are the additional names 1
of those who have paid up their sub
scriptions to the liberty loan. There
are a number more than we could not
obtain today.
Ashworth, Mrs. M. Belleview 100.00
Aikin, Miss Mabel, Ocala... 50.00
Brooks, J. A., Ocala. ....... 50.00
Bittinger, Helen J., Ocala... 100.00
Coulter, J. W., Ocala. . .... . . 200.00
Colby, F. E., Ocala. . . ,;... 500.00
Cobb, A C, Ocala. I ... . . ... 1000.00
Clark, Harvey, Ocala . . . .... 200.00
Carr, Mrs. F. E., Belleview.. 50.00
Chazal, Miss Onie, Ocala... 50.00
Chazal, Mrs. L..R., Ocala... 50.00
Dunn, J. H., Ocala. 50.00
Dean, Mrs. J. H., Ocala.... 50.00
Duval, L. W., Ocala. ........ 400.00
Duval, Mrs. Addie, Bcala... 100.00
Duval, A. Adelaide, Ocala.,. 50.00
Ditto. F. W.. Ocala 50.00
I Fisk, Arthur D., Belleview.. 50.00
r leiaing, xars. i. ., ueneview ov.vv
Fielding, Wm. N., Belleview. 50.00
Frank, Marcus, Ocala. . . .... 2500.00
Faison, Walter, Ocala . . 100.00
Felts, John L., Ocala. .. . . . ; 50.00
Fishel, M, Ocala.. ..... 50.00
Grantham, J. S., Ocala. . . . ..' 100.00
Gale, Franl M, Belleview... 100.00
lireen, Mrs." is. a., ucaia.... sw.ug
Grant, Mrs. S. E., Belleview. 50.00
Gary, Mrs. Georgia Ocala 200.00
Grantham, J. L., Sparr. . . . . 250.00
Grantham, Rosa L., Sparr. ...250.00
Grantham, Florence Sparr... 250.00
Grantham,' Lillian, Sparr. ... 250.00
Hampton, H. Ocala. 250.00
Henry, Dr. H. W-Ocala. ... 700.00
Hocker, William Ocala..... 5000.00
Hightower, J. O., Eclleview. . 50.00
Hilton, Mrs. M. E.; Belleview - 100.00
Hood, Dr. E. Van, Ocala.... 200.00
Howell, Edw. B., Oak . . 50.00
Howell, Ruth, Oak . 50.00
Howell, Estelle, Oak . . 50.00
Howell, Robt. Oak. ..... 50.00
Howell, Chas. J., Oak 50.00
Jones, H. C, Ocala......... ,500.00
Little, M. M., Ocala f. . . .... . 200.00
Lindner, Dr. E. . G, Ocala 100.00
Looney, George, Ocala 100.00
Morgan, G. E., Ocala... .... 100.00
M. & C. National Bank 35,000.00
and our state legislature will soon
be pilling it up on you and me.
Join me in demanding that the fel
low that pays no taxes and the men
that are enjoying special tax paying
privileges be made to do their full
Don't vote for that amendment. It
has sharp teeth and will bite your
sure. L. S. Light.
Ocala was saddened today to hear
of the death ,at Tallahassee -last
night of "Jack' Rentz. ,
Mr. Rentz came to Ocala with his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Rentz,
about eight years ago. He grew; to
manhood, went in business, brought
his bride here, and here one of h
children was born. He was a clever
boy and grew up into a splendid citi
zen. Our people have always regret
ted the circumstances that caused
them to lose him as a neighbor, and
sincerely regret to hear of his death.
The Red Cross committe he Its
meeting out of doors on the nvrth
side of the courthouse this morning.
A good example.
The army needs quantities of peach,
prune and other kinds of fruit pits,
as well as hickorynut shells for use
as a base with which to make char
coal for use in the gas masks now
carried by the, American soldiers.
There are tons and tons of hickory
nuts with big, trick shells lying in
the woods and the school children
would like nothing better, than to be
turned loose on a humanitarian job
like that, for the purpose of saving
the lives of our boys at the front.
On account of the mayor's procla
mation asking to discontinue all
meetings during the present epidem
ic, there will be no meeting of the
Woodmen of the World Friday night,
October 11th.
P. W. Whitesides, C. C.
C. K. Sage, Clerk.
Miesologites, S., Ocala. ..... 50.00
Maier, Mrs. S Belleview... 300.00
Maisr, Wm. F, Belleview... 200.00
Ocala Coca-cola Bot Works. 500.00
Ocala Manufacturing Co .... 10,000.00
Peyser, Charles ............ 200.00
Proctor, Mrs. T. J., Sumrfield 400.00
Parr? E. L.. Ocala . . . .... ... 500.00
Rose, G. C, Ocala .'. ........ 50.00
Rader, E. LwOcala . 100.00
Rothschild, H E., Belleview. 50.00
Richey, Mrs. Carrie, Ocala.. 500.00
Redding, Mrs. E. J., Ocala.. 500.00
Rogers, J. R Ocala .' ... 100.00
Stripling, W. W., Ocala . 100.0V
Spencer, M. S., Ocala. ..... 50.00
Smith, D. S., Ocala...;...... 50.00
Scott, Miss K. L., Ocala.... 50.00
Sexton, Thomas, Ocala ..... 100.00
Strange, James, Ocala 50.00
Smith, J. lu, Martel ....... 100.00
Stovall, Mrs. M. H., Ocala. . . 500.00
Tucker, Ed., Ocala 500.00
Thomas, A. T Ocala ...... 500.00
Town3end, Frances M, Ocala 200.00
Townsend, Georgia D, Ocala 200.00
Tydings, C. R Ocala 1000.00
Toffaletti, Lu, tteaia 100.00
Tillman, W. J., Ocala 100.00
VanSant, Verne, Ocala...... 100.00
Van Engelken, L. H., Ocala. . 100X0
Walters, H. L., Ocala....... 50.00'
Wilds, Mrs. W. A, Ocala.... 50.00
Whisenant, J. L Belleview. . 50.00
Williams, D. S., Ocala .100.00
Wilson, W. M Ocala...... 150.00

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