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OCALA EVENING STAR, SATURDAY, JULY 1. 1922
OcalaEvchiiigStar
STAR PUBLISHING COMPANY.
OCALA, FLORIDA
a
"V SMretry-Trerer
I consists ofe raembra and as three
Inuarters nine is six and three-
; fourths, not 600 Ci0Vr such a m&-
jority is u Iiau- oesiaes, tne su
preme c ing the supreme court,
with W-ahove it-tojippeal to, is
compel0 maKe a decision on every
case tlcomes DIore it. " any
mjnorfould defeat its decisions, it
would"
ISnterl at Ocala. FU, pooc.
sonA-class matter. -
A BEAUTY SPOT
" telephses
ytety JteVZL-
MPMBER ASSOCIATED FRES
entitled lor t w JXanTato It or not
all news Ptchea craa and
otherwise crer" ' bliahed herein.
aiVpitcUe- herein are
.j-Jrlando Reporter-Star says:
upji has so many beauty spots
by nature that there lias
ke tenuency on tne part ot na-
pnze them too lowly. It is
til people from less favored lo-
n
;bese places that their real worth
oes apparent. Ocala's awaken-
o the value of Silver Springs is
domestic subscription RATKs ,tle tardy, but nevertheless com-
one year, in advance ... a0()dable. California would have cap-
?Sr" -SSSSt in advice ::::... ized such a place with much more
Qne -month, advance .m-rnisi However, the effort on
part of Ocala citizens to beautify
build a hotel that will
right start
Silver
. . Tivir: RATES
. r . r Inch 1-v i
5rrC2U5irincnrt additiank Compo a credit to the place is a rig
tK5lrK? a, that -.ought to bear fruit.
oX.itVonC25 Jer cent "additional- tarings in its natural, crystal beauty
'ttiafl on four-inch minimum . Iss beautifQl lace
whfch wiu' beturnlshed upon app,id buildings that now encumber the
Hon. F.ve centa peground around there makes the place
forrttnseVt'on1 three cents pelook more like a western mining town
tor eacn readera '"an a resort community. Silver
MAGICIAN HOUDINI
SCOFFS AT MEDIUMS
IMlMimMllllMlMI U.
change weeK anow- -----
out exira (wuw-" -Legal
advertlseroenta at
Everybody knows the ocean (
and our shipping board has -the
fact that it is also wide
1
Why call on Attorney
Daugherty for a decision?. ,e
tionary there is no such w
cision."
' i of
The Miami Herald says v
the coast mosquito is in lo
holes. Unfortunately, kime
doesn't stay.at home muc ,
" - ourth
There will not be mu, Ills
of July celebration at used
The people of that f estiuing
" up all their gunpowde
murder.
'ho had
There was once ane wore
all the clothes she r.jal
a shroud.- Leesbur,is time
Awfully warm so
of year.
it Daugh
Ifs the Star's jpg off the
erty and Lasker .0uld have
G. old P. blocki j several
put Lasker int0i
.days ago if he 1
" " al pays the
The Leesburfjping, with
Star the comply of e K
out credit, thn the night
.of P. meetinert We like
of the 26th.
an appreciatu
e of the Flor
Saw a he saying "Com
ida papers Well, what
mittee Meqmmittee would
4would youommerciai.
meet for -ree.
Often ni .
1 ever be made
Before first be ridded
,tick-freeif politics. Jack
of ticks
sonvillej oe political ticks
We f politic exists.
. as lonf
discussion is rife
Psis to the caliber of
thruopated members of
the i?e should say there
the 4nd not many ,45s.
werer of .38s, but more
g else.
Springs, connected up as it is by riv
ers and lakes, makes a wonderful
place for a few days' outing and many
tourists from places like Orlando and
Gainesville would avail themselves of
that pretty spot and the boat trip both
summer and winter."
Because of lack of space last week
mention of the. arrival, the brief stay,
and the departure of J. H. Benjamin,
editor of the, Ocala Star, at the office
of the Gazette, had to be omitted
more's the pity. Brother Benjamin
dropped into .the office with ,the soft
ness of ar "Pussyfoot Johnson," appar
ently" having closed a hunt for the
same substance that "P. J." is con
tinually seeking. Sir Benjamin re
sembles good old JHorace Greeley. He
is peaceful unless there is good op
portunity to be perverse; argumentive
rather than pacifying; absolutely non
hypocritical; is as tender as an old
maid; and as touchy as a kid with the
hives; don't givadarn what he says
or how he says it; and is careful how
and when. he used his brain because
of the expense of upkeep. Except
through the columns of his paper I'd
never met him but in ten minutes I
had, borrowed his last two dollars, and
told him .he'd better meander towards
his home, for it was .a long drive.
Somewhere or other he had picked up
a car and a companion and, although
he didn't bring her in I know he is an
excellent judge. Seriously speaking,
J. H. Benjamin has made the Ocala
Star a paper upon which dependence
can be placed and it was a pleasure
for the force, of the Gazette to enter
tain him even for the brief period he
was on the payroll. Thorn in the Kis
simmee Valley-Gazette.
We are in, the Hall of Fame now,
sure enough. We feel more stuck up
than when we found one of our editor
ials in the Congressional Record.
The
.32
le nerves of the Jack-
we rise to inform it
sojw and never has been
testate authorities to re
tf convicts 0 the news-
f is information the pa-
Jsed to gather for them-
ind Telegram approves
ly: "There is much value
stion made by the Ocala
name of one of the most
ids' of watermelons in the
ianged from 'Tom Watson
. .. ,
ung suggestive 01 exeei
$1 the exception of a few
oluded Georgia voters, this
TfiU meet with general ap-
Stfigustine Record says the
lavre now saying (just out-'.hree-mile
limit) tee-hee.
Ie Star is of the opinion it
sce believe Editor Benja-
i s
t uTOando Reporter-Star,
h Be we 1 have those wild
vrav weH analyzed before
otg
John Lewis, head of the miners'
union, sent the telegram which precip
itated the orgy f murder and un
speakable brutality at Herrin, and
then a few days later Lewis was the
inyited guest of the president of the
United States at luncheon! What
sort of a government have we? St.
Petersburg Independent.
A g" vernment of politicians for pol
iticians by politicians. But the people
permit it.
HOW'S YOUR 9
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Maybe you hear those little
squeaking noises in the running
of your car. If so, you'd bet
ter have us listen to them for
you they may be serious. We
are experts in repairing elec
trical .troubles.
We Sell
FOX
TIRES AND TUBES
DIXIE HIGHWAY GARAGE
James Engesser
Phone 258 Night Phone 533
121 West Broadway
SEVEN DAY SERVICE
it with the emphasis on
nh every now and then a
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L. ALEXANDER
PRACTICAL CONTRACTOR
ola Journal aDDroves of! ANL BUILD-feB
ecisions of the supreme Careful estimates made on all con
c0ftted states should not ; tract work. Ghres more and better
s made by a three- jwork for the money than any other
fity. The supreme court contractor in the city.
(Toronto Mail and Empire)
Harry Houdini, most famous of liv
ing mystifiers, is the latest authority
to denounce spiritist mediums. He
has been scrutinizing them for thirty
years. He has attended thousands of
seances, and he says he never seen a
demonstration that he could not du
plicate by mechanical means. He
does not deny that it may be possible
to pierce the veil; all he says is that
he has been unable to find a single
scrap of evidence to make him believe
that it has been piereed. He has had
compacts with seven persons, all of
whom have died, to the effect that the
one who passed out first would send
back a signal to the other if it were
possible. One of these friends died
twenty-five years ago. There has
come no sign. The last, to die was
his secretary, to whom he was greatly
attached, and who said the day before
he died: "I am coming back to you, no
matter what happens on the other
side, providing that there is any way
that I can reach you. And if I can
come you will know it is I, because I
am going to will it so strongly that
you cannot be mistaken."
Houdini relates that some years ago
he was crossing to Europe on the same
ship as the late'Theordore Roosevelt,
Victor Herbert and several other well
known people, of an intelligence and
culture above the average. He was
asked to give an entertainment in the
smoking and consented. He offered
to produce the spirits and have them
answer ' any questions. Roosevelt
asked where he had been the previous
Christmas Day. Houdini had a slate
with the usual covering, and a few
minutes brought forth a map done in
a dozen colors of chalk, which indicat
ed the spot where Roosevelt had been
on the famous River of Doubt. That
map was an exact duplicate of one
that was to appear in Roosevelt.s
book, which had not yet been publish
ed. Houdini had never seen the map
and to make the mystery more baf
fling, the name of W. T. Stead was
signed below the map, in a hand that
one gentleman present, familiar with
Stead's handwriting declared undoubt
edly was his. Houdini had never seen
Stead's penmanship.
Houdini declines to tell how he pro
duced the map and the signature, but
he remarks that if he could deceive
that select audience, how much easier
it is to deceive an audience that is
credulous to begin with and maybe he
is probably much weaker in average
intelligence. There can be not the
slightest doubt that had Houdini elect
ed to call himself a medium there
would be millions of people swearing
by him. Probably he would have been
hailed as the greatest medium in the
world and would be cited by. Conan
Doyle as absolute evidence that we
can communicate with the dead. He
mentions the case of one medium who
was able to speak through a trumpet
lying on a table several feet away
from him.
If one saw this done he might be
pardoned for suspecting some super
natural agency, but Houdini says it
was only a ventriloqual trick.. He be
lieves that the medium has really a
soft time of it, because the majority
of people who go to him are either
believers in the supernatural or de
sire to be convinced. They have some
longing to communicate with the dead.
If they had not, in nine cases out of
ten they would not go to the seance.
They are practically consenting par
ties to the frauds that the mediums
perpetrate. Many have dreams which
they ask the medium to interpret.
Given a reasonable amount of credu
lity, nothing is easier than to inter
pret dreams. In the vast majority of
cases there is no meaning to them.
Nothing follows in consequence of
them. Nothing occurs to show that
the medium has given a wrong trans
lation. Moreover, dreams that agitate
usually have to do with warnings.
There is something to be feared, some
thing to be avoided in the future, and
since the vast majority of things that
people fear never happen, the medium
is credited with having given the ad
vice that leads to no untoward consequences.
Mind-reading is, of course, a reality,
and one suspects it was by means Jf
this that Houdini was able to produce
the map of the River of Doubt. Hyp
notism is also a reality, and some
times is quite as powerful. He tells
an instance of the power of suggestion
which was given in a Kansas hall, and
in the course of a performance in
which Houdini had been advertised as
a medium. He had spent a day or
two in the local cemetery getting in
formation as to death, ages, etc,, and
picked up a considerable amount of
local gossip. When he was called on
to give his performance he amazed
the audience by the. accuracy of his
answers. He found, too, that if he
had to answer at random there was
always somebody present ready to as
sert that the answer had a particular
meaning to him. The climax came
when he broke off and suddenly ex
claimed: "Now, what do I see? What
is this coming before me ? Why, it is
Everyone Who Earns Money
By the labor of hands or brain knowsHhat
in requires energy and determination to
accumilate funds.
But it becomes much easier when you have
an account with this Bank aud deposite a
portion of your earnings each week.
It, also, is a pleasure to see your surplus
increasing at compound interest, r -
Munroe & Chambliss National Bank
a man a black man. He's lame, and
his throat is cut from ear to ear.
Who is this man? Why I know him;
he is Elfram, Elfram Alexander." At
this moment the negroes in the gal
lery bolted out of the hall, and it is
presumed that every one of them
would be ready to testify that he had
seen a ghost. They had seen nothing
whatever, but the power of suggest
ion, assisted by the gossip that Hou
dini had picked, made the performance
a triumph.
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PHONE 243
Sole Distributor for
PHONE 174
si-
Chase & Sanborn's Seal Brandy
TEA and COFFEE f
.. . i- : fit
COOK'S MARKET and GROCERY
AMERICANS IN HAYTI
(New York Tribune)
The report of the Senate commit
tee charged with investigating
jyi IvI vl mfi jri ffi ffi ifi W vl Syiff 14? W ifttr'HH'tBTOrt
for! 25
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American uccupauuii uj. naju utiia
frankly with conditions there. It does
not slur over the defects in Ameri
can administration the most notable
of them being too many changes in
commanders and unwise extension of
the practice of drafting labor
building roads. Some military abuses
are admitted in the district in which
the Caco insurrection had to be sup
pressed. It is also acknowledged
that the American officials used coer
cion to, get the protectorate conven
tion through the Haytian Congress.
But against these faults many sal
utary results of the occupation stand
out. Hayti has been brought back to
order and stability. The natives are
now protected in their lives and prop
erty. The people in the interior can
come to the coast towns in safety.
Agriculture has been revived and long
abondoned areas have been opened to
cultivation. The republic's finances
have been straightened out and the
foreign debt is being paid off. The
country is being lifted out of chronic
anarchy and started on the road to
ward productivity and properity.
The work of rescue is not finished.
The termination of our occupation
would mark the beginning of a relapse.
In that case a great civilizing effort
would soon go to waste. The United
States intervened in Hayi because in
tervention by Germany was threaten
ed and because under the Munroe Doc
trine we were pledged to prevent
European intrusion. We did nothing
unusual or unwarranted in protecting
our own interest and at the same time
seeking to improve Haytian conditions.
Our responsibility under the protec
torate is far from" fully discharged.
For these reasons the Senate commit
tee unanimously holds with welcome
non-partisanship that the occupation
should go on until it has given the
people of the republic not only politi
cal order, honest government and ma
terial prosperity, but put "within the
reach of the Haytian masses justice,
schools and agricultural instructions."
The report does not deal with the
Dominican ' Republic. Different con
ditions prevail there and make our oc
cupation highly questionable. The
committee significantly says that ne
gotiations between our State Depart
ment and the Dominican leaders are
about to begin, looking to the termin
ation of the present military govern
ment in Santo Domingo. This is wel
come news. The best service we can
do to the Dominicans is to resume as
quickly as possible our former res
tricted functions as a liquidator of the
republic's foreign debt.
BICYCLE RACES 4th OF JULY
Around Court House Square.
At 1:20 P. EI.
The list of prizes below will be given to the winners:
I Bronze Medal .......... . . , , '
1 "ilver Medal Donated by the Cycle Trades of
l Gold FUled Medal Y. '. '. '. '. Y. America. la Nw York City.
A 25-cent package of Albert's Plant
Food will perform wonders with your
pot. plants. Try it. Sold at the Court
Pharmacy. 18-tf
Salt Springs Water
We always have on
hand a quantity of this
famous MINERAL WATER
ready for delivery in five
gallon retainers.
PHONE 167
Chero-Cola Bottlisg Works
l Gold Stick Pin Set
I Gold Knife and Chain Set.
I Pair Silvertown
Cord Tires
I Pair Handle Bars
I Pair Rubber Pedals..
I Bicycle Lamp
I Roller Chain
1 Front Wheel ..
1 Rear Wheel and
Coaster Brake
1 ,Traxel Saddle
1 Pair Vacuum Cup Tires
Donated by New Departure Mfg. Co.,
Bristol, Conn.
Donated by Eclipse Machine Co.,
Elmira, N. Y. -
Donated by Goodrich Rubber Co.,
Akron,. Ohio.
Donated by Chicago Handle Bar Cov
Shelby, Ohio,
Donated by the Torrington Co.,
Torrington, Conn.
Donated by Bridgeport Crass Co.,
Bridgeport, Conn. -Donated
by Diamond Chain Co.,
Indianapolis, Ind. .
...Donated by Brighun's Bicycle Store.
Donated by Brigham's
Bicycle Store.
.Donated by Condon's Bicycle Store.
.Donated by Condon's Bicycle Store.
Sign entry blanks and get ready for the races. "
We invite all, young and old, to take part in these a aces. There S'
is going to be lots of fun. Watch this paper every day for further j j
announcements and adds. ?'
BRIGHAM'S BICYCLE SHOP. CONDON'S BICYCLE SnOP ft!
1
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DELIVERED
At Your Home
Our delicious ice cream will be delivered anywhere in the city,
two quarts or more, packed, in bulk or in bricks, direct front the
creamery, to reach you in time ioi dinner or supper or entertain
ment. Bulk: One gallon, packed, $1.50, delivered; half -gallon, pack
ed, 90c. delivered; one quart, nnot packed, 50c at creamery. Bricks:
Two or more quart bricks, packed, 60c. a quart, delivered; quart
brick, not packed, 50c. at Creamery.
Fresh Creamery 13 ill terlPaily
Can now be had at the following places. i
Farmers Exchange Store Main Street Market
H. B. Masters Company Five U-Serre Stores.
Fresh milk in any quantity at U-Serve Stores.
MARION COUNfYCREAMERY CO.
Phone' 94
S55J5S
The
Windsor
Hotel
JACKSONVILLE, FLA
IN the heart of the city, with
Hemming Park for a front
yard. Every modem conven
ience in each room. Dining
room service is second to none.
ROBERT M. MEYER,
Manager
J. E. KAVANAUGH
Proprietor
Star Ads are Business Builders. Phom

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