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Ocala Evening Star
O. J. Blttlmscr, President
H.- O. LetrtifM Tke-rmMcBt
V. tTas4, 5ecretr7-Treurcr
J. H. Deajamla, Editor
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The Turkey is strutting.
General Liraan Von Sanders says
. the, .Turks will .win. He made the
tame remark in 1915.
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When a shipment of sacramental
wjne. is made to a man named 1. uold
"tane,.you can't blame the prohibition
officers from being suspicious.
with eight thousand people, believes
it can bond for fifteen hundred and
ninety thousand dollars for good
roads, doesn't it look like a big county
like Marion, with twenty-five thou
sand people, could put up two million
for the same purpose.
Statesman Bill Phillips, senator
from Columbia county, and State Au
ditor J. W. Stephens of Jacksonville,
were welcome callers at the Star of
fice yesterday evening. Mr. Phillips
said people in Lake City, while work
is going on in Marion county on the
Dixie Highway, are advising motor
ists bound for Ocala to come by way
of High Springs, Gainesville, Archer
and Romeo. This being the case and
most of our own people using that
route, the commissioners of Marion
should give the road from Ocala to
! Romeo some attention. The principal
trouble with this road is the number
of holes in it. A road crew could fill
these up in a couple of weeks. If they
are not filled, the rains of the next
.Tbe railroad labor board is evident
ly j failure. Any department of gov
' ernmentwill be a failure unless it has
' power to enforce its decisions.
,-c i'.y -rz :
uThe , Tampa Tribune utters the fol
lowing dire threat: "The slight duty
that' has been put on cocoanuts is
nothing to the tariff Tampa judges
ate going to slap on tuff nuts coming
tnto this town."
(Baltimore Sun)
Several weeks ago in discussing the disputes growing out of the
railroad strike we declared that it
would be amazing if negotiations for
a settlement should fail because of
lack of public-spirited and construc
tive leadership among railroad execu
tives and union representatives. We
could not believe that such a thing
was possible, and our confidence in the
controlling good sense of "an influ
ential minority" is fully justified by
the agreement which has just been
made by a large number of the roads
and the representatives of the strik
ing shop craftsmen. There can be
little doubt that the Chicago agree
ment virtually marks the end of the
struggle, and that the railroads not
parties to it will soon be forced to fall
into line.
Baltimore can feel a pardonable
pride in the fact that the last of the
great industrial conflicts of 1922 which
have disturbed business and threaten-
twelve months will wash the holes
into pits and gullies, and then the road eJ nationai prosperity and good will
will be gone. (P. S.: Commissioner y,, v,, rt or, K,r u ,
Meffert says the road shall have attention).
, Last week in Jacksonville a woman
was. sentenced to ninety days in jail
because she sold whisky to three girls,
ranging from eleven to fourteen
yearBVJacksonville Journal.
-.She should have had 99 years. To
rain the life of a girl is worse than
t'j take the life of a man.
Friend Lee of the Winter Haven
Chief says, regarding our recent re
mark, about his homeliness: "If the
above- from old Benjamin isn't a left
handed compliment we don't know one
when we meet it in the public high
way.' Homely nothing! Why man, old
man Apollo would hold his breath if
he -were on earth and met up with us."
The only way we can construe this re
mark is that Friend Lee eats onions.
That old saying about the worst is
yet to; come seems likely to be true
fashion 'dictators are predicting a re
tarn "of the bustle by 1923. Anyway
it will create a new demand for old
newspapers Times-Union.
Our recollection of the articles is
that' they were built of steel half
hoops with white cloth stretched on
them.- We remember seeing a full
sized one in a store window in
189L It looked like the top of a
prairie schooner.
Anyone who reads Clare Sheridan's
account of her interview with Rud
yard Kipling, and the events leading
up to it, will have to concede that the
lady seems to be sufficiently prejudic
ed against America to put the offens
ive words into the great author's
mouth. Kipling has denied making
the bitter remarks the lady attributes
to him. At the same time, if he made
them all, he would not have spoken
more unjustly of America than some
of its own people have done.
The United States, thru its secre-
tary of state, has officially approved
of the policy of keeping the Darda
nelles and Bosporus open and is send
ing a formidable flotilla of war ves
sels to the near east to aid the Allies,
"or rather Great Britain, in keeping
'them open, In view of what followed
the World War, the utterances of Am
' bassador Harvey and other "great"
Americans, it should be explained
right now that this is not being done
' 'thfir-'any maudlin sympathy for another-nation,
or thru any misplaced
and erratic idea of serving civiliza
tion. It is being done simply and
solely ito guard our own selfish in
terest. Sumter County will vote at the gen
eral election in November on the is
suing, of road bonds for $605,000. The
election was ordered by the board of
county Commissioners at a recess
meeting held Tuesday as a result of
the great mass meeting, called by the
Sumter County Chamber of Commerce
at the court house here last Friday,
tailing on the commissioners to order
uch an election. This may be termed
the Issue which shall complete the
comprehensive road building scheme
of Sumter county, which teSanA
years ago with an issue of $7o0,000,
followed by an election a month ago
. ftr.$135,000, totaling $885,000 al
ready; Voted, The late election further
tirje the sentiment for hard roads
whicfc'TesuJted Friday in the most
representative and largest gathering
of eitizens ever in the court house with
one ; aim and determination more
rood roads. Sumter County Times.
- When a little county like Sumter,
(Tampa Times)
Mr. Frederick Van Roy, nominee for
representative from Citrus county,
has been looking into the reapportion
ment proposition, and has given to the
press the clearest and most compre
hensive exposition of the matter that
we have yet seen. It was published
in full in the Times of Wednesday,
and should be read and considered by
every citizen of Florida who favors a
just and fair representation of every
section in the legislature. The people
of South Florida want and are asking
no more than they are justly entitled
to. They seek no unfair advantage,
but if the state is to maintain its
present solidarity, which every good
citizen must desire, then a reappor
tionment must be made which will
guarantee to every citizen and section
equal rights with every other in the
making of the laws and the placing
of the burdens and privileges.
Mr. Van Roy shows conclusively in
his analysis that the proposed amend
ment will not better things, but will
really leave us in worse condition
than ever, and will tie our hands for
the next ten years. He takes the
scheme up in detail, goes through ev
ery county in the state, and shows
how the amendment, if adopted, will
affect each one, and the general result.
For convenience he makes the di
visions of the state, western, northern,
northeastern, which would properly
be counted in North or West Florida
in case the state should be divided;
and the central and southern, which
would be known as South Florida.
Then he makes a careful analysis of
every county in the state, showing its
exact status under the present ap
portionment, and what it will be if the
amendment should be adopted. The
western counties, that is, the nine
counties west of the Apalachicola
river, now have twelve representa
tives. Under the new apportionment
they would have eighteen, a gain of
50 per cent. The northern counties
would neither gain nor lose, remain
ing the same, the gain of one in Dixie
county being offset by the loss of one
in Taylor. The northeastern counties,
which includes DuvaL make a net
gain of two. or 10 per cent, counted in
per centages. The central counties,
fifteen in number, will gain four mem
bers, and the southern fourteen coun
ties will also gain four, making the
net gain eight, the same as the north
ern counties. That looks fair, but is
it? The western and northern coun
ties will have fifty-six representatives
in the house, while the central and
southern counties will have but forty
five. The small counties will be at a
greater disadvantage than they are
now. At present they have one mem
ber in eighty-four, the present mem
bership of the house. The new appor
tionment will increase this number to
100, and the small counties will have
but one member in 100. It would
seem to be plainly their interest to op
pose the amendment.
How will it be with the senate ? The
present constitution says the member
ship shall be thirty-two, but the mak
ing of new counties will increase the
number to thirty-eight. How will
they be apportioned? Judging from
the treatment which has been accord
ed us in the past, it is fair to presume
that the western and northern coun
ties will see that their present pre
ponderance is maintained. There is
no power in the amendment to enforce
a fair apportionment, nor indeed any
a I all. The governor may call special
sessions until he is tired, but if the
legislature refuses to act what can he
do, even if his backbone is of the
Cleveland pattern?
The only conclusion possible is that
the proposed amendment is a sham
and a fraud and will not do what is
claimed for it. It should be defeated
by a decisive vote, and we believe it
will be.
The 1923 Bufcks on display at our
show rooms on Oklawaha avenue.
Phone 8. 28-3t
Will take pupils in violin, piano and
voice with theory lessons free. Terms
reasonable. Will offer classes in his
tory of music, sight singing, dictation
and ear training for small fee. Special
attention given out of town pupils.
Write or call on Cevie Roberts, Ocala,
Fla. Phone 305. 9-15-tf
has been brough to an end by the per
sistent and intelligent efforts, the pa
tience, tact and fairness of a Balti
morean. This personal feature of the
settlement demands attention not
merely as a matter of community
pride, but as pointing a permanent
moral for future guidance and instruc
The honor and credit of this rail
road peace distinctly belong to Mr. S
Davies Warfield, president of the
Seaboard Air Line and spokesman for
a stockholders' organization repre
senting billions of railroad securities.
He was the only man at the meeting
of the Association of Railroad Execu
tives in New York on August 23 who
voted gaainst the resolution breaking
off negotiations with the striking
shopmen. He refused to adopt the
uncompromising attitude of his asso
ciates, and he set to work at once to
renew the discussions which had been
pronounced closed. Possibly the fact
that he is not only a railroad presi
dent but the representative of many
thousands of stockholders gave him a
broader and less one-sided vision of
the situation than the ordinary rail
road executive can take. Or possibly
hi3 natural temperament is less dic
tatorial and his sympathies wider. At
all events, he was the only man who
thought it "unwise to close the door to
the settlement of the strike at a time
of great business and world-wide un
rest," and he renewed the interrupted
"conversations" with Mr. Jewell and
brought other influential railroad
presidents around to his point of view.
The power of personal leadership and
influence was never better illustrated,
nd the manner in which this strike
has been terminated suggests that it
is the lack of leadership and sanity
which is nearly always responsible for
the prolongation of the bitterest in
dustrial quarrels
How greatly this strike has handi
capped or affected other business, in
what a vicious circle the railroad
managements have been working, is
indicated by the following extra from
Mr. Warfield s statement in yester
day's Sun
"The ill effects of this strike have
not been confined to the railroads
Judge Gary made a 20 per cent, in
crease in the wages of steel employes
to prevent them from accepting em
ployment with the railroads which
were advertising for them. Having
occasion to confer with officials of
number of car manufacturing compa
nies now building cars for the rail
roads, I found that a number of shops
were nearly closed down; in others
labor difficulties caused increases in
wages from 20 to 33 per cent, to hold
their men, manv leaving to take em
ployment in railroad shops. Column
upon column of newspaper advertise
ments by railroads for men told the
story. This could not continue with
out serious disruption of the indus
trial labor structure. A shortage of
equipment bv a continuance of the
shopcrafts' strike has thus been aug
mented by the failure of car manu
facturers to deliver cars because the
railroads have been taking their men
an apt illustration of the vicious
circle.' "
To Mr. Jewell and other labor lead
ers must be accorded credit for meet
ing Mr. Warfield halfway, and for
their frank, if belated, condemnation
of acts of violence on the part of a
lawless minority. We do not believe,
and the general public does not be
lieve, that the rank and file of the
railroad unions sympathize with such
savage outbreaks as have occurred
but there were far too many of them
to be termed "sporadic," and it is wel
now that they should be officially re
pudiated by the executive council of
the shopmen. For every such act of
violence union labor suffers in repu
tation and public esteem, and self
interest, as well as humanity, de
mands that the unions treat such law
breakers as enemies of organized la
bor as well as of the country.
Mr. Warfield's "statesmanship," as
the shopmen's executive council calls
it, did not consist in mere surrender.
Under the terms of the agreement the
men will return to work "at present
rates of pay," which are those fixed
by the railroad labor board and which
became effective on July 1, the day
the men walked out. This wage re
duction was one of the causes of the
strike, and its acceptance represents j
a gain to railroad revenue of approxi- I
mately 850,000.000 a year. Seniority,
the issue that arose after the strike
began, is not mentioned by name in
the memorandum., but the principle is
recognized provisionally by the stipu
lations of the second and third ar
ticles of the peace settlement. Even
as to this the strikers have accepted
the condition that there is to be arbi
tration of disputes arising as to the
relative standing of employes.
The most striking and interesting
point in the agreement is the estab
lishment of a commission of six rpn-lf5
- " !g
resentatives of the railroad unions ! B
and six representatives of the rail
roads to which shall be referred all
that cannot be otherwise adjusted, i
The life of this commission is limited IB
to May 31, 1923, but up to that time, M
with regard to the questions of whkh j m
it is to have jurisdiction, it estab- m
ishes a tribunal independent of the S
railroad labor board" a rather signi-j
ficant indication of dissatisfaction onjg
the part of both sides to the manner in P
which that board has functioned re- j
cently. 8
It is clear that very material, if not
radical,. modifications of the Esch
Cummins railroad law lie abead of us.
that revision is to present a firmer
egal roadbed and a safer legal track
or harmonious railroad operation, it
would be well for Congress to avail
itself of Mr. Warfield's wisdom and
understanding of all the questions in
volved in such a scheme of reform.
f his views had prevailed at the out
set, say the executive council of the
shopmen, "differences would have
been composed in a week." It is reas
onable to suppose that the man who
has rescued the country from the grip
of this strike could make many valu
able suggestions as to the provisions
of a new law.
A Word
To the Wise!
There's a time for all things.
It's now time to have your
car painted and topped. The
fall season's here and a paint
job done now will stay a year.
Bring your car to us and be
satisfied. When better paint
jobs are done Spencer-Ped-rick
Motor Company will do
Corn Flakes OC
three for aOC
Jello 12c. package, no
three for.... uOC
Quaker Oats, 12c. pkg.t oo
three for OOC
per pound "sJi
One quart new honey, C
per jar OOC
Post ToasUes,
three for ....
Premier Salad
three for
Octagon Soap,
three for. . . .
i Senate Ccffee,
per pound..,
Pint Jars Orange Marmalade
IT fil l
You have never seen such an array
of saucy, snappy boy s nvu-ntti,
SUITS as we have just received.
Jordan's Clothing Department. 27-tf
Fertilize your pot plants and lawn
flowers with Albert's Plant Food. Sold
in 25c, 50c. and $2 packages at the
Court Pharmacy. 18-tf
Advertise in the Evening Star.
While we do all kinds of re
pair work on cars and trucks, we
make a specialty of Reboring
Cylinders, Welding, Valve Grind
ing and Electrical Work.
Phone 597 Night Phone 408
Chinese Lilies
Sweet Peas
Druggist and Seedsman
Purina Scratch Feed, Chicken Chowder, Cow Chow
and other Feeds
Fastest and Most Direct Rente
Leave Palatka daily 8:00 A. M.
Arrive Ocala daily 11:00 A. M.
Leave Ocala daily 1:25 P. M.
Arrive Palatka daily.... 4:25 P. M.
Making connection with all Atlantic
Coast Line and Seaboard Air Line aft
eraon trains at Ocala, and all Florida
East Coast and Atlantic Coast Line
afternoon trains at Palatka.
Arrival and departure of passenger
The following schedule figures pub
ished .s information and not guar
anteed. (Eastern Standard Time)
Leave for Station Arrive from
2:15 am St. Petersburg 2:27 ;jn
2:27 am Jacksonville 2:15 am
1:45 pm Jacksonville 3:24 pm
3:24 pm St. Petersburg m 1:25 pm
6:15 am Jacksonville ' 9:00 pm
3:30 pm Homosassa 1:16 pm
7:10 am (p) Wilcox 6:45 pm
7:25 am (j) Lakeland 11:03 pm
(p) Monday, Wednesday, Friday,
j) Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday.
Leave for Station Arrive from
2:34 am Jacksonville-N' York 1:55 am
1:50 pm Jacksonville 1:15 pm
4:06 pm Jacksonville 4:06 pm
1:55 am St. Petersburg 2:34 am
2:55 am NTork-St. Petrsburg 1:35 am
1:55 am Tampa 2:34 am
1:35 pm Tampa-Manatee 1:30 pm
4:05 pm Tampa-St. Petrsburg 4:05 pm
C. V. Roberts & Co,
Motor Equipmeat
Residence Phone 305
Office Phone 350, Ocala, Fla.
217 W. Broadway
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"Say it with flowers" and buy the
flowers from Mrs. J. E. Hyndman, 1
miles out on the Dunnellon road.
Phone 30M. 10-tf
We have a service car. Call
on us when out on the road.
Ocala Tire & Vulcanizing Co.
Florida Auto Supply Company
Guaranteed Mileage Fabrics, 7500 miles; Cords, 10,000
miles. We mike ihe adjustments.
Complete Line ot Auto Accessories
Phone 291
314-320 N. Main St. OCALA, FLA
Star Ads are Business Builders. Phone 51
Don't throw away the shoes
the children have heen wear
ing this summer. There's a
lot of wear in them yet, if
youll let us repair them.
(Between Gerig's Drug Store
and 10c. Store)
Dodge Brothers
motor CAR
A constant unremitting process of betterment
has been Dodge Brothers policy from the first.
Consistent with that policy, the body lines of
the car have recently undergone a new and
distinctive revision in design.
The new radiator is singularly smart and
graceful. The cowl is higher, and more
vividly expressive of the car's roominess and
abundant power.
Further improvements in the vital mechanism
have notably increased the excess margin of
strength which has always characterized the
car in every rugged detail of its structure.
Careful estimates made on all con
tract work. Gives more and better
work for the money than any other
ontractor in the city.

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