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i: inr- K- n v. n v v ! ill i LU V ; 1U1 "-Weather Foercast: Local showers, probably tonight and Wednesday; cooler Wednesday and in north portion tonight. OCALA, FLORIDA, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2. 1920 VOL 26, NO. 263 A Ik V X- ELECI1IM .: III AMERICA Between Twenty and Thirty ' Million -Voters Today ' are Expected to Cast their Ballots New York, Nov. 2. Before the dawn of another day the country in all likelihood will know whether Sen ator Warren G. Harding or-. Governor James M. Cox will be their next pres ident, as it is generally agreed that none of the other five, candidates has a chance. It is estimated thit between twenty and thirty million yotes will be cast, many women throughout the country voting for the first time. , There is intense interest in the fight .for the Senate and House. Thirty-four-senators ace to be elected, 32 to fill seats now occupied by 17 demo crats and 15 republicans and two to fill the unexpired terms of the late Senators Bankhead' and Martin. An entire new House, consisting of 435 members, is being chosen. C ' ' Chairman Hays of the : republican committee and Chairman White of the democratic Committee continue confident oi victory; COX AND MRS. COX VOTED AT THE CROSSROADS V Dayton,- Nov.. 2. Gov. Cox return ed from Toledo this morning and cast his ballot with Mrs. Cox at a cross roads store', going thence to his home, where he will remain until tonight, when he will receive the election, re turns at his newspaper office. BONFIRE MAY NOT BURN Marion, Nov." 2. Senator Harding motored to Columbus, where he play ed golf. Returning he cast hisjballot with Mrs. Harding. Senator Harding will receive the returns at his home, surrounded xby his friends. . A bonfire celebration has been planned for to night. ' . ' . THE FIRST RETURNS Boston, Nov. 2. The first returns of the general election from the town of New Ashford," gave, the republicans 20 and the democrats .6. Four -years ago Hughes received 16 votes and 'Wilson 7. '.', HOOVER IS THE MOST RELIABLE San "Francisco, Nov. .2. Zest was added to , the election today by the publication f statements by Senator Hiram Johnson, an opponent of the League of Nations, and Herbert Hoover, an advocate of the league; Johnson claims, Harding is against the league and Hoover says .Harding is going intG the league. f GEORGIA LAW SAYS NO Savannah, Nov, 2. A negro wom an appeared at the polls this morning but was denied the privilege of voting because of the Georgia law. No white women have appeared at the ; polls here. , ;r.;: v - "' - SURE TO KEEP THE SOUTH1 SOLID Atlanta, . &0V. 2. Heavy voting in the South with thousands of women participating for the first time is pre dicted by election officials, ; claiming the woman vote will help the demo cratic cause. Fair weather prevailed ' in most localities. The democrats are confident they will make & clean sweep In all southern states. 'Many Georgia women are expected to demand, the vote despite the state law requiring registration six months before an election. ""'" ' ' MR. AND MRS. COOLIDGE YOTE 5 Northampton, Mass.; Nov. 2.Go v. Cool idge and wife, voted here today; After an informal reception the gov ernor and Mrs. Coolidge returned to Boston, where they will receive the election returns tonight. CLOSE IN KANSAS ' Topeka, Kan., Nov. 2. Incomplete returns from four precincts out of 36 in Topeka gave Harding 109 and Cox COX IS CONFIDENT - Dayton, Nov. 2. Gov. Cox issued an election day statement as follows: "I am confident that the cause for which I have stood during the entire campaign will be victorious today. The campaign has been entirely nipon ' a great moral issue and m all the his tory of the world whenever a great moral issue has been presented to the people it has not failed. It will not fail today." ' t DEBS WONT BE DISAPPOINTED . Atlanta, Nov. 2. Eugene Debs, the socialist , candidate for president, is sued a statement from the federal prison here today: "I shall not be dis appointed as the people will get what .they tlfink they want, insofar as they think at all." . ; , A GRATIFYING DECREASE 1 (Associated Press) . " Washington, Nov. 2. -Fewer per sons were killed on the railroads last year than since 1898;' the Interstate Commerce Commission announced to day. ' , . - '-- . ; The council didn't pass the ordi- nance, ccrviee. but we put in the individual Geris'3 Drug Store- 3-tf ELECTION RETURNS THIS EVENING From the Associated Pres3, the State Press and the Western . , . ' Union - . . " A number of .cur citizens have, made up as fund to take the Western Union report of the election, which will be delivered from the handstand. The Star expects a dispatch, sum ming up the situation, about midnight, or sooner, if the result is known. Un less there is a landslide, the result will hardly' be known tonight. The polls in the states west of us close one, two and three hours later than ours, wmcn will probably make dispatches-very' late coming in. We have arranged .with another of the state's big dailies' to ; exchan ge dis patches regarding the ; amendment, which we hope will be in by midnight. Kfhe Star office will remain onen untij l a. m. tomorrow morningand , ais patches wilV be bulletined on one of its northern windows, under a -big electric light. Some of them "are al ready up. ' . . The Star can't be very definite about its dispatches when they will come, if at all. It jhas found by. past experience that wh'en 'the Western Union is delivering dispatches of any event, it throws the Associated Press down, , delivering its dispatches only after the Western Unions are out of the way. During the World's Series, the Sar's dispatches came Art from forty minutes to an hour and. five minutes after the Western . Union &. This is not the faull! of the local office, but, we believe, of Jacksonville. However, We'll do the best' we can. EAST HALL BURNED (Times-Union) Tallahassee,-Oct.- SI. East Hall, the only framed dormitory on the campus oi the Florida state . uoiiege ior Women, tonight lies in ashes, fire or unknown origin, hut whicn, is gen erally ascribed as defective flue, broke out shortly after 11 o'clock this morning, and before the alarm was sounded calling the Tallahassee fire Lcompany, the flames had progressed as far as to make it impossible to save the 1 building, though the ; firemen worked heroically and effectively aft er their , arrival on the scene. The building was1 onlyr partly covered by insurance. - There was not even the slightest accident in connection with the fire, a great many of the occupants being iir church services in the city. .There were .about -eighty-five, students who occupied the building and a number cf them lost everything .they had sjive the clothes in which they were attired.' The people of Tallahassee have offered their homes to the young ladies but it is not yet known wheth er the offer will be accepted. ;. '- John C. Kellum, business manager of the college, stated that he had managed to get an ample number of beds and . other; -furniture and it is probable the , accommodations will., be made 'for the girls inother buildings on - the campus, a More than enough rooms have been jpff ered by the citi zens of Tallahassee, .however, to take care of these young ladies in the everit, that their, offer is accepted. The- Elks lodge of Tallahassee im mediately began the collection from its members ofa,ypurse of one thou sand dollars to be turned over to Dr. Edward ' Conradi, president of the college, for use towaf d replacing the clothing and other; property lot by the girls. At an early hour this; eve ning it was le'arned that .arrangements had been .made for comfortably tak ing care of all the students who had room ift East Hall. . HALLOWE'EN PARTY The children of the - North Ocala school spent one of the happiest aft ernoons of their lives last Friday, the occasion being a most delightful and unique Hallowe'en party given the pupils by their teachers, Mrs. P. H. Hensley and Mrs. A. E. Ashworth. An effort is being made to beautify the North Ocala sehool grounds and tlfe pupils have been cleaning and pulling, weeds for weeks, so the bon fires .were an interesting part of the program and were participated in with great enthusiasm and due cere monial. ; C : " Many of the children wore amusing and grotesque costumes, some" of which were V decidedly clever. The building was appropriately decorated for the occasion. There was bobbing for apples and a - candy hunt in the building and a nut scramble on the school grounds which caused much fun and frolic. Some Hallowe'en songs were given and some folk dances, all of which showed careful, efficient training. Many useful arti cles are being made by these children and the writer was much pleased, by the fine school spirit that prevailed in tins school. The happy afternoon passed all too quickly and the memory of it . will stay with these children for many Hallowe'ens to come.-' ' ' Don't fail to visit the Guarantee Clothing & Shoe Company. Every thing we sell is guaranteed. We're ighting for QUALITY not prices, tf ELECTION DAY 111 illlDii GDUNTY In Ocala, the Polling Place was Some what Crowded, but Everything is Progressing Smoothly : If everything goes along as smooth ly everywhere in America as it has been going today in Ocala, there will have been a quiet and orderly election. The Star advised - houskeeping la dies to hold back until after 9 o'clock to vote, so -as to give men who had to go to work a" chance. Advice is meant to : be given and not taken, so the Star reporter was. not surprised when he reached the polls promptly at 8 a. m. to find one j bunch of ladies before him, nor to see them rapidly and con stantly reinforced. - - ; ' On account of one inspector not showing up, opening the polls was de layed a few minutes,, but at 8:15 the inspectors began to to call the p'eople forward.; By this time both the east and west openings were crowded, the first with whites, the second witft col ored voters. On the white side, some cf the men .went in first. The first frcven white women to pass in were the following: " .Mrs. C. W, Moremen, Miss Alice Bullock. Mrs. J. J." Gerig,' Mrs. J. P. Phillips, Mrs. W. S. Bul lock, Mrs. E. W. Merrill and Mrs. R. N. Dosh. Mrs. C. W.f Moremen Vas the first Ocala woman to vote, , Miss Alice Bullock was immediately after her ? and it was not possible to tell the order in which the others voted, as often one had to wait, for a booth until some one after her had voted; the succession' being broken by; the time it took e'aeVto vote, and by men voters coming io between.' In the few minutes the Star man was inside the polling place, iti looked to him like the women were voting right along and marking their ballots rapidly, but as to how accurately will not be known until the count commences. It soon became evident that i the number of boojths, altho double. those of previous elections, was nqt enough, and all would not be able to vote, so the sheriff sent out and had - some tables brought in, after which the voting proceeded more rapidly. There &&&&&& W Xr W W J 1 x . By Special Arrangement GLADYS RICE will give ; her favorite program, " Songs that America Loves." The . great American soprano will appear herself in what will be the most notable musicale of the season; . '. Friday Afternoon November 5, at 4 O'clock V Temple Theatre.' Appearing with Mis3 Rice will be Adeline Packard, Violinist and Pianist, and Mr. , Thorhas A. Edison's favorite invention, The New Edison, "The Phonograph with a soul." FREE TICKETS Call on or write us for free tickets of admission, will be issued in order of application. Kelly-Miller Music Co. Harrington Hall Cornor was a rush up to eleven o'clock, after which there was a. slump until noon, by wrhich time there were very few voters, present. ' This afternoon, the voting resumed, but more in a steady stream than in crushes. That is on the white side. Up, to 3 o'clock, 1100 votes had been cast. At that time most of the booths on the white side were : almost con- (stantly filled, but with no crowding. Most of the voters at that time were women. " . , On the '.'colored side this morning early there was a crush, lasting about three hours, then a falling off until by 3 p. m. there was a colored voter only once hi a while A' majority of the colored voters are women. There may be another rush from five o'clock1 until the polls close. Sher iff Galloway estimates that there will be 1500 votes cast in this precinct. , There has been no disorder; of any kind today. .-.' LOYAL HEARTS ARE BEATING AT'pELLEVIEW Editor Star: I enclose check, my $2 to apply on the democratic short age, $1 from Mayor T- L. Hames, $1 from Mrs. J. F. Hames, $1 for Mrs. I.- I; Strong, $1. from Mrs. M. T. Bo hannon. ..'';. ' .". ' I haveTvoted straight democratic ticket, against, the amendment and for Bruce Meffert. , C Eleanor Tremere. GERMANS GOLNG N AFTER RUSSIAN TRADE A Berlin, Oct. 15. A new bank cap italized at 11,000,000 marks has been organized here by a syndicate of Ger man bankers and industrialists to fos ter trade relations between Germany and Russia. The new institution will co-operate with Petrograd and Mos cow banks as. well as with leading Russian industrialists. It is proposed to . include the .Baltic and border states in the newly formed ; bajnkVs sphere of influence. - . The . Vossische's financial editor says that the lively , interest display ed by the United States , and England in Russian- trade relations should he an incentive for Germany to .turn her trade to the east. He declares that world conferences will discuss the European situation in vain so long as they continue to ex elude Russia from their economic cal culations. , - They "LEGION DAY" AT THE couiim FAIH Marion County Post No. 27 Meets Wednesday Night and 'Will Dis t cuss Program and Plans for the Occasion Fridav. Nov. 27. will be "Ameri can Legion Day" at the Marion Coun ty Fair. The special committee ap pointed at the last meeting of Marion County Post No. 27 of 4he legion has 6mpleted arrangements with the fair officials for the conduct of the last day of the fair. By this" arrangement the legion post will share. in the re ceipts of the day. Special attractions or the day will be arranged for by the legion, and with the pep that the ex-service men will put into it the . ..t. . ast day ot tne lair tnis year is going o be a humdinger. Marion County Post No. 27 meets in regular session in the armory club rooms Wednesday night at 8 o'clock, and it is hoped that there will be a arge attendance. It will take the co operation of every member of the post to put tne "Legion uay oi tne air. over in good style. .The special committee in charge of "Legion Day", will have a report to make Wednesday night and it is urged that every mem ber be present to hear it and in readi iness to take a hand. The members of the special committee 'are: R. G. Sumner, chairman; A. P. Parry, Mas ton O'Neal, Robert VanOsten and Dr. C. W. Moreroen. This committee met Saturday niglit and decided to make a go of "Legion Day."' ' On Armistice night, November 11, Marion County Post No. 27 will have a masquerade ball at the armory. This will be a public affair and an admis sion of ?1 for gentlemen and 50 cents or ladies will be charged. The mem bers of the Woman's Auxiliary will serve punch. - Members of the legion are urged to bring their wives, mothers, sisters and daughters with them Wednesday night. The Woman's Auxiliary , meets at the armory at the same time as he post and the mothers, wives, sis ters and daughters of the legion men should become members of the auxil iary. And in this connection it vwill be of . interest to know what was de cided with regard to the Woman's Auxiliary at the recent national con vention of the American Legion.' The convention decided that - a national convention of the Woman's Auxiliary be held as .soon, as twenty per cent -of the state departments of. the -legion have organized auxiliaries; that the first national convention of the worn an's organization be permitted - to change the name of the organization so asto do away with the now un satisfactory word "auxiliary"; and it was decided .that the legion in dealing with its affiliated woman's organiza tion accept without . question- the policy and management of such or ganization without any ., reservations whatsoever, so long as the ideals and purposes of the American Legion as an organization are upheld. HALLOWE'EN PARTY AT CITRA Friday evening at the,Citra school auditorium the league of the Metho dist church entertained at a .Hal lowe'en party. Each guest was met at the door by Messrs. Crosby and Metchtensimon, who Were dressed as , ghosts. They were ushered into the auditorium, which was lighted by jack-o -lanterns and other Hallowe'en colors of black and yellow. After the. march of the ghost, the guests were invited to visit "Pluto's Regioq," which was a dark and quite spooky room. Many games were played and much fun was derived from bobbing apples in tubs of water. During the evening the guests were favpred with a reading by Mis Win nie Crosby and several piano selec tions by Mr. Metchtensimon. ..Prizes were offered for the best costumes, the . winners being Miss Winnifred Warner and Mr. Broward Sherouse. Delightful refreshments were serv ed at the close of the evening. GUARDS HAD TO USE THEIR GUNS (Associated Press) New Orleans, Nov. 2. Eleven Chi nese members of the crew of 'the British, steamer Almleaf were vound ed when guards resorted to pisto fire to quell mutiny aboard resulting from refusal to erant shore leave Two will die. DISORDERS MAY : . ' COME ALONG LATER Havana, Noy. 2. Compilation o the presidential election returns 13 slow. Both Zayas and Gomez claim election. The disorders of the elec tion were negligible. Double recleaned seed oats and rye. Ocala Seed Store. 6-tf OSTPONE HEARTNG , ON SPRINGS DEPOT Zailfbad Commission Has Previous Engagements Which Prevent . Sending Representative Here This Week Not having heard from the railroad commission as to whether one of its members would be in Ocala tomorrow or Thursday for the public hearing in connection with the proposed removal of the Seaboard Air "Line freight de pot and dock at Silver Springs, the Marion County Board of Trade this morning telegraphed the commission o find out when a representative would be here. This afternoon the bllowing telegram was received from. Commissioner Dunn: - "On account of other pressing en gagements necessaryTuPostpone in- -vestigation Silver Springs depot" mat ter, until later date, of which you will a De aavisea. . - . . , QEN. E. M. LAW (Times-Union) Bartow, Oct. 31. Major General u M. Law, ranking surviving officer of the army of the Confederate States cf America, died here, today after a week's illness. Evander Mclver Law, schoolmater, soldier and editor, was born in Dar- ington, S. C, in 1836. He graduated rom . the South Carolina Military Academy in 1S56, and began teaching at Kings Mountain Military school at York, S. C, the next year, remaining here until he moved to,Tuskegee, Ala., 4n -1860, to establish a military school. " - --' Upon the secession of Florida in January 1861, Gen. Law abandoned his plans and led a company of Ala bama volunteers to aid the Floridians, assisting in the capure of Pensacola and the forts at that place. He re mained in Florida two months, going into the Confederate army as lieuten ant colonel of the 4th''A4ab?na reg iment when the states organized. His first post was an assignment at, Har per's' Ferry but he shortly returned o Virginia and was wounded at the Irst battle of Manassas. He attained the rank of colonel during the penin sular campaign and after the battle -of Seven Pines, was elevated to the rank of senior colonel of his brigade, eading his command .with signal gal antry through the seven days battle from Gaines Mill to Malvern Hill. Gen. Law" commanded his brigade in 1862,. going through the second battle of Manassas and the battles of Eoonesboro and Antietam and' emerg ing as a brigadier general in October in time for the battle of Fredericks burg. Under Longstreet in the Suffolk campaign the next, year, and at Get- . tysburg, when upon the wounding of Gen. Hood, he succeeded to the com- mand of the division, he was signally successful, having been breveted on the field at Gettysburg by General Longstreet for maneuvering his di vision on the Round Tops; in such a manner as to effect the disastrous re pulse of Kilpatrick's division of mounted federal troops. Gen. Law went to the western army with Longstreet in. 1863, and commanded a division at Chickamau ga, Gen. Longstreet commending him for his "distinguished conduct." In 1864, he returned east and was with Gen. Lee through the Wilderness and succeeding campaigns until the "battle, of Cold Harbor, where his division, repulsed Smith's Sixteenth army corps with a loss of 4500 men. and in Which engagement he was - seriously wounded. Returning to duty ' in February. . 1S65, Ge&. Law was assigned to Gen. Wade Hampton's cavalry corps, later becoming chief of staff to Gen. Jos. E. Johnston. Upon the illness ef Gen. Butler, Gen. Law was elevated to the rank of major general and. assigned to command Butler's division. This command he-held until his surrender at Greensboro, N. C, on April 25. Gen. Law came to Florida in 1893, and the following year established the South' Florida Military Institute, the forerunner of the University of Florida. Later he became editor of the Bartow Courier-Informant, and served in that capacity until his re tirement from active life in 1915. , He repeatedly had refused honor3 at. the hands of the state organization of United ' Confederate Veterans and at the state reunion in 1916 opposed vigorously the adoption of a resolu tion proposing his name for commander-in-chief of the national or ganization, -declaring that the honor cf being senior surviving officer of the Southern armies was sufficient. This distinction he had held six years prior to his death. LAID OUT THE LEADER (Associated Press? Montgomery, Nov. 2. Posses re turned today from Montgomery coun ty after the excitement of last' night over the reported renewal cf an. outr break of .negroes who are alleged to have .burned much property Sunday night. Disorder failed to develop and the officers believe with the killing of the alleged negro ring leader the dis turbance has subsided. .