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Weatd recast: Probably local
showers tonight and Tuesday, except
generally fair northwest portion.
VOL. 26, NO. 166
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two Killed, a Dozen Struck Senseless
and the Building Set
on Fire
(Associated Presa)
Tampa, July 12. Lightning yester
day struck- the school . house at En
ville as the people were assembling
for church services and killed J. B.
Norman and Jiis 17-year-old daugh
ter. Twelve people were knocked un
conscious and the building set on fire.
(Associated Press)
Dayton, July 12. Gov. Cox' went to
Columbus thi3 morning, where he will
meet Franklin D. Roosevelt, the vice
presidential nominee.
Associated Fisss)
Cleveland, O., July 12. Records of
Senator Warren G. Harding, the re
publican nominee for president ( and
of Governor James M. Cox, nominee
of the democratic convention, will be
sent to the members of the Brother
hood of Railway Trainmen, who will
be asked to form their own opinions
and vote accordingly.
President W. G. Lee of the brother
hood, announced thisas the policy to
be followed by the organization in the
November election.' The records will
be mailed out from the Washington
office of the brotherhood as soon as
thev are prepared.
"Records of the candidates will be
placed side by ". side and sent to the
men," Mr. Lee declared. "With the
iact before them our members are
. Efficiently intelligent to s form their
own opinions." ' "'"v -, , V .
, . (Associated Prftss)
Louisville, Ky., July 12. Harder
sledding is in prospect for liquor law
violators who have covetous eyes on
the 30,000,000 gallons of whisky in
Kentucky bonded warehouses.
Recent disclosures indicate that
permits from prohibition directors of
other states to take whisky from
Kentucky have sometimes been chang
ed to make it appear that a greater
quantity could be removed than was
authorized. " f
Contemplated changes in the per
mit system, include the use of devices
similar to those used on bank checks.
Moreover, according to statements
from the office of Elwood Hamilton,
collector of internal revenue for Ken
tucky, permits should be kept con
tinuously in the hands of government
officials and not given directly to the
applicant ,as the custom has been.
(Associated Pr-saj
London, July 10. Homage notable
in the history of the ancient cathedral
was paid to the memory of .Major
Honorql -William C. Gore-as, in St.
Paul'? yesterday when, the funeral
services for the former surgeon-general
of the American army were held.
With the American and British
flags atop Alexandria hospital float
ing at half mast and a battery of dis
tant guns booming the 13-gun salute
of a major-general, the long cortege
began its slow march from the hos
pital to the cathedral at 11 o'clock.
The military escort was composed
of the Second Grenadiers and' its staff
mounted on black horses; three squad
rons cf the life guards, a battalion ot
the Coldstream guards and a battal
ion of the Irish guards. This mili
tary contingent led the procession to
the muffled -accompaniment of ; the
band of the Coldstream guards. r The
flag-draped coffin was borne on a gun
carriage with a wreath of lilies, the
only :loral decoration. "
(Associated Press) ;
Chicago, July 12. The present
prespect is that the prohibition party
will nominate a presidential ticket in
its national convention at Lincoln,
Neb., beginning July- 21, says Virgil
G. Hinshaw, chairman of the prohibi
tion national committee.
"Both the republican and democrat
ic parties by omitting a plank en
dorsing the eighteenth; amendment
have dismally failed hv living up to
the standards demanded by the Amer
ican people in 45 states," said Mr.
Hinshaw, in a formal statement. "We
of the prohibition party consider it
incumbent upon us to maintain a
party organization to give expression
to the millions of dry . voters in the
What have you to sell or trade?
Look it up and advertise it in th
Harding Must Cut Himself Off from
the Cold, Noisy World While
Preparing It
(Associated Press j
Marion, O., July 12. Preparatory
to going: into seclusion to complete
his acceptance speech, Senator Hard
ing had a busy day today with en
gagements. He conferred with Sena
tor Cummins, chairman of the inter
state commerce committee, Judge
Wanamaker, the contestant to suc
ceed Harding in the Senate, and Ray
mond Bobbins. Beginning tomorrow,
Senator Harding intends to deny him
self to visitors until the speech is
Saturday afternoon at 4 o'clock the
Baptist minister of the First Baptist
church, in Jacksonville, performed the
marriage : ceremony of Mr. John C.
Lawton, of Jacksonville to Miss Grace
Marie Smith also of that city, but
formerly an Ocala 'girl.
The wedding-was a very' quiet one,
only a few friends and relatives be
ing present, among whom were Mrs.
W; E. Smith of this city, a sister-in-law
of the bride, Mr. Percy Smith and
Miss Bessie Smith, her brother and
sister. ,
Immediately after the ceremony,
Mrs. Bum Ruder entertained for Mr.
and Mrs. Lawton at a wedding sup
per. . ';, ..' "'
Mrs. Lawton is a daughter, of Mr.
(and Mrs. C. W. Smith of this city,
was born and reared here and by her
lovable and bright manner has won
the admiration and respect of all her
acquaintances. ; During the war she
took a position with . the Western
Union in this city and learned tele
graphy and owing to her efficiency in
the work she was offered a good
position in Jacksonville, where sh
has been; for the past year. About
three months ' ago the Western Union
secured for her the position of . ope
rator on a private wire for the
Standard Oil Company in Jackson
ville. . '
Mr. Lawton is formerly of Sanford,
but now .a -resident of . Jacksonville,
where he holds a responsible position
with James & Paxon, insurance
agents. Mr. Lawton is very popular
with the Jacksonville business men
and has many friends in the social
world who will congratulate him on
winning such a charming young wom
an for his bride. . -
Many friends join the Star in wish
ing this couple a happy and prosper
ous married life. 1 -
The Ocala baseball club will cross
bats will the . Gainesville team at
Hunter Park Thursday afternoon, and
as the University City generally , has
a strong line-up the fans may expect
a good game. Manager Goldman an
nounces that his team is getting well
watmed up and will show some class
f Oi the remainder of the season.
Last week's game between Ocala
and Palatka was the best attended of
any of the season, and it was encour
aging to the boys who are trying to
give - our people a little diversion for
their Thursday half holidays.
The Ocala line-up for Thursday aft
ernoon will be j Brooks c; Luffman p
Dansbie lb; Leavengood 2z; Fallow
ss; Luffman 3b; Lytle If; Bishop cf;
Galloway rf. , Subs, Home, - Marsh,
Montgomery and Thompson.
Mr. Jake Goldman, manager of the
Ocala baseball club, received the fol
lowing from Manager Fearnside ;of
the Palatka team, which played here
last Thursday: -
"On behalf of our club I want to
express our thanks to you for the
splendid way in which we were treat
ed by you and your people while in
Ocala Thursday. While we failed to
chalk up a victory, I want to assure
you that the trip was enjoyed by all
of us." '' ; " ' - 'v,v' v ;" -
(Associated Press)
Willows, Calif., July 12. Fire yes
terday destroyed almost the entine
business section of Willows with an
estimated loss of half a million.
(Associated Press) -
Asheville, July 12. Out of the
profits of the Grove Park Inn, Fred
Zeely, the owner, announces that he
will construct and maintain' a hospi
tal for the crippled children of Am
erica. :': -
Want ads are business getters.
Bolsheviki Won't Have Things All
their Own Way in the In
vasion of Poland
' (Associated Press
London, July 12. The Polish arm
ies struggling to stem the advance of
the -bolsheviki on the southern front
have taken the offensive near Rovno.
Further south the bolsheviki are con
tinuing their drive successfully.
Spa, July 12. Prolongation of the
Allied-German conference another day
or two and possibly longer, seemed
probable today because of the inabil
ity of the conferees to reach an agree
ment over coal deliveries and the
reparations plan in general. :
Spa, July 12. The Polish delega-
tion is understood to be very much
disappointed with the terms of the
allied note' to the Russian eoveit gov
ernment proposing an armistice be
tween the bolshevik and Polish arm
ies, but say, they will be obliged to ac-
cept. . ' . ; '
July 12. Lithuania and
the soviet government of Russia have
reached an agreement relative to the
establishment of peace, according to
Adolf Joffe, representative of the
government in negotiations.
A Life of Many Sorrows Came to an
(Associated Press)
, Madrid, July 12. Former Empress
Eugenia, who died yesterday, was ill
only a few hours." She was the widow
of Emperor Napoleon III., and at one
time was acclaimed as the most beau
tiful woman -in. Europe, and was
greatly beloved by the people of
France. She lost her throne in 1870,
her husband at their home of exile in
England in 1873, and finally her son,
Prince Louis Eugene, who was an of
ficer in the English army, in the Zulu
war in 1879. She was 94 years old
when she died.
s f Associated Press) .
Mexico City, July 12. Legislation
to make Mexico dry is being prepar
ed for the next congress in President
Huerta's office, according to the Uni
versal. ' -, .-' ; .. . .'.-'' ' v
All Americans Will be Glad to Honor
Great French General who Turn-'
the Tide of War
July 15th will mark the second, an
niversary of the gerat offensive. In
May, 1918, Foch took command of the
allied troops. We knew he was
quietly making his plans. Some of us
were impatient, but the greatest war
strategist the world has ever produc
ed knew what he was about. Ger
many, like a great snake, was coiling
itself around Europe, and many felt
that when she again started towards
Paris she would be prepared for any
emengency. The preparation of forty
years was to count for nothing in four
months and why? Not because the al
lies were heaping victory on victory
not because the outlook "was dark for
Germany but ' because Foch was in
supreme comjnand. V , ;
To the people of the world those
days In early July looked black and
threatening. Yet Foch, when asked
what he thought of the situation said:
"I like my part better,' 'and we all
like his part better, and may America
always play the role which she can
seienely say is the better part.
The 15th of July was. a glorious
and solemn day for civilization ;
solemn because it was to bind us to
interests other than our own; impose
obligations because others had 'done
so much for us. They had borne the
brunt of the fighting and we were to
reap more than our share of peace
and prosperity. We Were to have
more of our sons returned to us be
cause Franec and England had pro
tected the world and had protected
the United States. Let us never -forget
that. We have not paid our debt to
; France, and as each succeeding 15th
j day of July comes around let us with
one accord remember roch, the great
est of generals, who preserved hu
manity to each of us.
OCALA LODGE NO. 288. B. P. O. E.
Ocala Lodge No. 286, Benevolent
and Protective Order of Elks, meets
the second and four Tuesday eve
nings of each month. Visiting breth
ren always welcome. Lodge rooms
upstairs over Troxlers and the Book
Shop, 113 Main street. -
a Y. Miller, E. R,
E. J. Crook, Secretary.
Are Met by Cheering Thousands in
the Metropolis of Alabama
(Associated Press)'
Birmingham, July 12. Thousands
of visitors from all parts of the coun
try are present for the reunion of the
Rainbow division, world war veterans.
Two bronze memorial tablets will be
unveiled during the ceremonies at
tending the reunion.
(Associated Press)
, New York, July 13. The shipping
board steamer Lake Frumpton was
sunk and three of the crew are miss
ing, as the result of a collision be
tween the New Orleans-New York
liner Comus, off Atlantic City, ac
cording" to radiograms. The Comus
was damaged.
New York, July 12. The Comus
sent out a radiograph reporting the
rescue of surviving members of A the
Lake Frampto'n' crew.
Niagara Falls, July 12.- Rivermen
were patrolling the Niagara gorge to
day in the hope of recovering the body
of Charles Stephenson . of Bristol,
England, who lost his life yesterday
attempting to go over the cataract in
a barrel. -AFRAID
Chicago, July 12. Work of amal
gamting the various elements form
ing the new party continued today be
hind closed doors, while the conven
tion committee of forty-eight and the
national labor party marked time.
The negro question was injected in
the platform fight by a Detroit negro
Old Hotel in Quincy, Mas., Associated
With Famous Men, Is to Become
v Business Block.
The old Hancock house, situated In
City square, Qufncy, has ceased to be a
hotel. The present owner of the prop
erty, Henry M. Faxon, is to have the
upper part removed and the first floor
converted into a large business block.
The hotel has only provided sleeping
quarters for a number of years.
In the days of the old stage coach
the Hancock house was one of the
leading hotels of southeastern Massa
chusetts and the first place to which
travelers resorted for refreshments.
Among the distinguished men who
have been entertained there was Dan
iel Webster, going to and from his
home on the old Plymouth coach. On
account of Mr, Webster's liberality in
dispensing good cheer it was frequent
ly a long time before the coach was
able to proceed on Its trip. Mr. Web
ster was always generous In his tips to
the stable boys and bell hops of those
ancient days and history says that he
often threw $5 goldpieces to the scram
bling boys In the hotel yard.
The present structure was built in
1837, but several yeare ago the ground
floor was remodeled into stores and
only the upper part was used as the
hotel proper. When Adams academy
was In Its prime the place was used as
a boarding house for students who
came to Quincy from other cities and
states and were obliged to make their
abode la the city of presidents.
Indications Are That People Are Be
ginning to Realize the Danger of
a Food Famine.
A local seed store was crowded with
What does this mean?" the propri
etor was asked. ;. '
T guess it means that other people
are thinking what I do, he said.
that unless food production Is speed
ed up there'lL-be famine conditions In
this country in 1921. Farmers say they
can't get help In order to produce our
food as usual, and it's up to every man
to help himself. We run as high as
1200 customers a day here.. This Is In
addition to a big mall-order business.
It's going to keep up like this all
through the month, too. It did last
The seed man said that sales indi
cated that persons who decided to re
tire from the home-garden business,
now that the war Is over, have
changed their Ideas, and that the num
ber of home gardens Is Increasing In
stead of diminishing.
. He added that it Is strange that
while there was much crop shortage
last year seeds of all kinds, with the
probable exception of peas, are In am
ple supply. Indianapolis New, s
Belfast Celebrating the 220th Anni
versary of the Battle of
. the Boyne
(Associated Press)
Belfast, July. 12. The night passed
quietly in Ulster and as the great
Orangeman's Day parade formed here
today there was" no evidence that the
day would be marked by anything out
of the ordinary. Troops are in readi
ness for any disorder. ,
Governor of , Vermont Refuses to
Swap Principles for Political
(Associated Press)
Rutland, July 12. Gov. Clement of
Vermont,- today issued a proclamation
refusing to call a special session of
the legislature to make possible ratifi
cation of the federal amendment for
woman suffrage.
The governor's proclamation fol
lowed a conference in Washington re
cently with Senator Harding. In giv
ing his reasons for refusing to abain
call the legislature in session,, the
governor said the proposed amend
ment invades the constitution of Ver
mont;' that the legislature was elected
before the question of ratifying the
suffrage amendment arose and the
people of the state haven't had an op
portunity to express themselves on
the issue. The governor declared the
seventeenth and eighteenth amend
ments were forced through by power
ful irresponsive organizations and
its proposed .to force the suffrage
amendment through the same way and
without the sanction of freemen.
The Star was saddened this morn
ing to learn of the death of Mrs.
Julia A. Henderson at ber home at
Lynne. She passed away at 12:30
Sunday night, Mrs. Henderson was
82 years old and widow of E. M. Hen
derson, one of oui county's best citi
zens, who passed away many years
ago. She was the mother o E. M.
Henderson, who represented the coun
ty in the legislature of 1915, and was
county commissidner for some years
before that, and grandmother to Hen
ry Henderson of the Ocala National
Bank and Revr E. M. Henderson, pas
tor of the Woodlawn Baptist church
in Jacksonville. Her long life wa3
filled with good and beautiful deeds,
and her death leaves a place that can
not be filled.
The remains of Mrs- Henderson will
be laid to rest in Oklawaha Bridge
cemetery at 10 o'clock tomorrow
morning. Rev. Gus Padgett will con
duct the services.
(Associated Press)
London, July 12 American bishops
attending the Lamberth conference
occupied London pulpits yesterday.
Bishop Gray of the Southern Flor
ida missionary district, spoke despair
ingly Of the work of the conference in
trying to deal with the world's prob
lems, saying it was inadequate for
the job and added the world apparent
ly was thinking the same.
Chief Thomas and Policeman Stevens
arrested Saturday night a negro nam
ed Wright, who keeps a , little store
on West Adams street. Wright had
two quarts of booze and one drunken
negro in stock, and as there were two
of the officers, they hope to be able
to convict him.
Marion-Dunn .Lodge No. 19, F. & A.
M., meets on the first and third
Thursday evenings of each month at
7:30 o'clock until further notice-
Jake Brown, Secretary.
A. L. Lucas, W. M.
Ocala, Lodge No. 19. Conventions
held every Monday evening at 7:30
o'clock at the Castle Hall, over the G.
C. Greene. Co. drugstore. A cordial
welcome to visiting brothers.
W. M. Parker, C. a
Chas. E. Sage, K. of R. & S.
Ocala Chapter No. 29, O.- E. S
meets at the Masonic hall the second
and fourth Thursday evenings of each
month at 8 o'clock.
Mrs. Lillian Simmons, W. M.
Mrs. Susan Cook, Secretary.
ssaajsnq spntiq SuisxiaApy
Invisible Empire is Rapidly Resuming
the Numbers and Power of Its
Reconstruction Organization
Atlanta, Ga., July 12. Proof that
the noble spirit that actuated the
members of the famous Ku Klux
Klan in the reconstruction period still
lives among the sons is shown in the
remarkable growth of the organiza
tion, according to Colonel William J.
Simmons, imperial wizard of the
Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. Its
membership now reaches into' nine
teen .states 'and has representatives
in New York, Illinois, Texas, Mis
souri and other distant states,.
The annual conclave of the inhabitants-
of the invisible empire which
was held in Atlanta last May stirred
renewed interest in the klan and its
work.. It was attended by members
of the klan from every section of the ,
South and from many states in other ,
sections of the country and since that
meeting Colonel Simmons has receiv
ed numerous inquiries regarding the
methods to be pursued in attaining
membership in the klan and in or
ganizing branches in other cities.
One of these inquiries came from a
leading citizen of California, who said
he had become convinced that the
klan, because of the high principles
upon which it is founded and -the pur
pose it aims to serve, should be ex
tended to California 'and the Pacific
coast states.
The Knights of the Ku Klux Klan,
which is a patriotic, ritualistic fra
ternal order, is no hastily "jumped
up" affair but has been in the making
for the last eighteen years, the idea
of perpetuating the principles upon
which the old Ku Klux Klan was
founded having originated in the mind
of Colonel Simmons, who is profes
sor of southern history at Lanier
University in Atlanta.
Colonel Simmons dedicated his life
to this cause and for fourteen years
he thought, studied and worked to
prepare himself for launching this
great institution. In October 1915 he
mentioned his ambition to some
friends, among whom were three men
who were bona fide members of the
original klan when it disbanded. -
On the night of October 26 Colonel
Simmons met with these friends and
after he unfolded his plans all thostr
present, thirty-four in number, sign
ed, a petition for a charter. On
Thanksgiving night in 1915 the or
ganizers of the klan assembled on the
top of Stone mountain near Atlanta
ana there at midnight, under a blaz
ing fiery cross, they took the oath of
allegiance to the Invisible Empire,
Knights of the Ku Klux Klan.
The charter was issued by the
state of of Georgia, December 4, 1915,
and a special . charter was granted
by the superior court of Fulton county
July 1, 1916.
Since the klan had among its char
ter members three of the original
members of the old Ku Klux Klan it
was granted all the rights and priv
ileges enjoyed by the original organ
ization which swept the carpet-bagger
and the scalawag from the South in
the dark days of-the reconstruction
period following the civil war, re
stored to the white people of the
South their rightful position in the
nation, brought order out of chaos by
suppressing the lawless, element of
both races and then, having accom
plished the immediate purpose for
which it was organized disbanded by
order of General Nathan Bedford
Forrest, who was its chief.
"While conditions today are not the
same as they were when the original
klan was organized," says Colonel
Simmons, "the need for an organiza
tion like the Ku Klux Klan is just as
pressing now as it ever was.
Its purpose is to inculcate the
sacred principles and noble ideals of
chivalry, the development of charac
ter, the protection of the home , and
the chastity of womanhood, the ex
emplification of a pure patriotism to
ward our glorious country, the pres- ,
ervation of American ideals and the
maintenance of white supremacy.
"No man is wanted in this order
who hasn't manhood enough to as
sume a real oath with serious purpose
to keep the same invoilate. No man
is wanted in this order who will not
or who cannot swear an unqualified
allegiance to the government of the
United States of America, its flai?
and its constitution.
"Only native-born American citi
zens who believe in the tenets of the
Christian religion and owe no alleg
iance of 'any degree or nature to any
foreign government, political insti
tution, sect, people or persons are
eligible for membership."
every month atTrjra.
H. S. Wesra,
Jake Brown, Secretary.
' - f
Regular conv5caions of thecala
Chapter No. 13 B. ALon thfourth
Friday in every month atShjra.

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