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EVE NINO STAR WEATHER FORECAST Partly cloudy tonight and Friday, probably showers in extreme south portion; little change in temperature. TEMPERATURES This Morning, 57; This Afternoon, 75. Sun Rises Tomorrow, 6:28; Sets, 6:00 OCALA, FLORIDA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1922 VOLUME TWENTY-EIGHT. NO. 244 LOSS OF MQHEY OH THE.R CROPS Estimated that Two Percent Less In September Than August Paid Producers of America Washington, Oct. 12 Producers of the principal crops in the United States were paid an average price of two per cent less for th' Ir products in September than the previous month according to the department of agri culture. AGREEMENT ON ANTHRACITE An agreement expected to result in fixing the maximum price for anthra cite mined by independent operators at $9.25 a ton at the mines has been reached between the Pennsylvania au thorities and Fuel Distributor Spens, representing the federal government. ANOTHER YEAR FOR ALABAMA Renewal for another yeir of the lease under which the Alabama Power Company operates the rvernment's electrical generating stenm plant at Muscle Shoals was announced today by Secretary Weeks. BELL'S WILL A petition for probate of the will of the late Alexander Graham Bell, naming his widow as the sole benefi ciary in an estate valued "in excess of $2500" was granted yesterday in the District of Columbia supreme court. The value of the estate was not revealed. SHIP AFIRE FAR 001 AT SEA Blaze on Board City of Honolulu Be yond Control and People Have Taken to the Boats TAKING UP NEW TRAILS Evidence Against Hayes in Hall-Mills Murder Is Insufficient New Bunswick, Oct. 12 The widow of Key. HalLwas broug.bi.tfrar,K into. the limelight today when detectives visited her home and tool: away the scarf and fawn colored ccat which she had dyed shortly after the murder of her husband and Mrs. M :1s was dis covered. The garments were taken to a chemist with the request that they be analyzed to dete rmine wheth er there was any human blood on them. The new trail taken by detectives in examining the clothing followed a day of reports that the case against Hayes, under arrest charged with the murder, was breaking down and that new leads had been discovered point ing in other directions. Los Angeles, Oct. 12. With some 300 passengers aboard, the Los An geles Steamship Company's new steamer City of Honolulu was report ed today by wireless afire two days off shore from this point on the return from its first voyage between Los An geles and Honolulu. The vessel is a shipping board steamer of 17,500 tons. The Honolulu left Sept. 23 with more than 300 passengers, mostly tourists, and it is believed a large number of these are returning. LOWERED THE BOATS San Francisco, Oct. 12. The life boats were being let down by the City of Honolulu at 8:40 this morning, ac cording to a radio received here. RUSHING TO THE RESCUE Shortly before the steamer wire lessed she was lowering the boats she put out the S. O. S. call another time. The passengers began entering the life boats at nine o'clock. The Mathon Navigation Company announced their steamer Enterprise, bound from Honolulu to San Fran ciso, is rushing to the assistance of the burning liner and should reach her between noon and one o'clock. Radio calls to the steamer from 9 to 9:50 o'clock were not answered and it is believed all aboard had taken to the boats. The City of Honolulu is the convert ed German liner Frederick Der Grosse. During the war she was known as the Huron. She is 600 feet long. ALL HANDS TAKEN OFF San Francisco, Oct. 12. (By the Associated Press). The fire on the City of Honolulu was beyond control at 10:10 a. m. and the ship was being abandoned by the captain, chief engi neer, first officer and radio operator, the last four persons aboard the ves sel, a radio dispatch said. Difference in time should be consid ered. Ten a. m. where the burning ship was is almost 3 p. m. in Ocala. ODDS AGAINST All 1 ENGLISH ELECTION Premier Lloyd George Possibly Ask for the Opinion Of The People Will London, Oct. 12 Odds of nearly two to one against an election before the new year are being accepted in the London insurance market, not withstanding positive assertions in the press and political circles that an ap peal to the country before Christmas is inevitable. Lloyd George's friends continue to insist he will not resign, while others assert he is determined to ask the country for a vote of confi dence at the polls. TOPSY TOOK A TODDLE Heavy Damage Suits Against a Cir cus Because Its Elephant Would Not Stay at Home Wilmington, N. C, Oct. 12. Topsy, the elphant which escaped from a cir cus here Monday night, is in captivity again today after roaming through back yards, swamps, a dye house and one negro cabin. Numerous damage suits against the circus on account of the destruction wrought by Topsy will be filed, according to statements of property owners. ANNUAL CONVENTION CHURCHES OF CHRIST The thirty-first annual convention of the Churches of Christ in Florida, under the auspices of the United Christian Missionary Society of Flor ida, assembled in Ocala Monday, Oct. 9th. The program as published in th AMONG THE ANTILLES CAR STOLEN FROM IN FRONT OF A CHURCH On His Way to Rio, Lieut. Hinton Landed on Martinique This Afternoon For the second time within a year a car has been stolen from in front of the Christian church on East Broad way. Last night during the meeting of the Christian convention, some one took the Ford car belonging to Miss Ruby Cappleman. The car was park ed directly in front of the church in the bright light. No trace of the thief has been found but the officers of the law are keeping a sharp look out for the car. The car was insured so Miss Cappleman will not suffer a total loss. Fort DeFrance, Martinique, Oct. 12 Lieut. Hinton on a seaplane flight from New York to Pio Janeiro, left Pointeapitre, Guadelupe, for Fort De France at 10:10 this morning, accord ing to a message received here. Arrived Fort de France Fort de France. Oct. 12. (By the Associated Press). Lieut. Hinton ar rived here at 12:10. BELLEVIEW SPARR Sparr, Oct. 12. Mrs. W. C. Mason, who was the guest of her sister, Mrs. W. B. Pasteur last week, has returned to her home in Jacksonville. Belleview. Oct. 12. Miss Edna Humble is the new clerk at Mr. O. M Gale's store. Mrs. Carl Bowen returned to her herne in Jacksonville Tuesday. We were sorry to hear of the little Lucius boy breaking his arm at the elbow, while swinging at school Wed nesday. Mrs. Annie Schneider of Plant City Miss Vera Higginbotham came up from Williston Saturday to spend the gave an interesting lecture Wednes weew-ena witn ner parents. Mr. ana day evening to the Eastern Stars Mrs. C. C. Higginbotham. Mrs. M. J. Morey returned to her i home at Osteen last Friday. Mrs. W. D. Dye of Ocala visited with friends at Sparr several days last week. Many out of town visitors were pres ent. Refreshments of chicken salad pickles, sandwiches and cake and ice cream were served. Mary and Frank Gale were busines callers in Jacksonville Wednesday and Mr. Emmett Stephens is just recov- Thursday of last week. GIVE FRANCE All E I I She Has Done Most and Suffered Most In the Defense Of Civilization Paris, Oct. 12. France will be un able to meet any part of her debt for the next four years as all her avail able receipts for that period must be devoted to reconstruction in the de vastated regions, according to the Paris Herald, which quotes one of the highest authorities of the French min istry of finance. FRANCE WILL LET SHIPPERS DO THE FIGHTING Paris, Oct. 12. (By the Associated Press). The French government has decided to let the steamship compa nies affected deal for the present with the situation created by the recent Washington rule against liquor car rying ships entering American ports. ELECTRA Electra, Oct. 11. The farmers and orange growers are very busy in this section, making hay, gathering corn and picking oranges. Messrs. Pillans and Avery shipped one mixed car of grapefruit and or anges. Messrs. Turner and Brown have shipped three cars of the famous Parson Brown orange from Rev. G. W. Brant's Lake Bryant grove. Mr. Turner tells us that these oranges have made the highest sugar test in Leesburg and the best government test also. Mr. Bois of Tampa was looking aft er his interests in the Florida Fruit grove on Lake Bryant. He was I FAILED TO SHOW Why the Gasoline Tax Case Should Be Tried, But la Given 15 Days To Amend His Complaint Tallahassee, Oct. 12. With denial of the supreme court yesterday of a rehearing of the gasoline tax case sought by S. J. Gunn, who attacks the constitutionality of the law, the Leon circuit court in which Gunn brought the action is expected to issue a mandate validating the decision. Mr. Gunn has fifteen days from the time of its receipt by the lower court to amend his complaint and if this is not done the bill will be thrown out and the tax act, as far as the present liti gation is concerned, will remain in the statutes. HELLENES III NOT OBSTRUCT HARMONY The Government of Greece Signifies Willingness To Give Up Eastern Thrace ering from an attack of dengue. Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Rilea, Miss Lillian Frost and little Miss Edith Sanders, were visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Luffman Sundav afternoon. Mr. H. D. Grantham is having Mrs. Crandall had a bad fall Thurs- dav morning and was found uncon- cious by her neighbors in her yard. She was alone and her sister, Mrs. Charles Davis of Summerfield and a doctor were immediatelv called. She is confined to her bed but her friends .... . .. i .oupie or rooms added to his residence hope for her a speedy recovery. on tne nortn side. Mi frioTn,a staW loft- Unr for Tennessee, where she will atend WOODMEN MEETING school. Those attending the Eastern Star All Woodmen are specially request- meeting in Ocala Friday evening were Rfnr Vna Viem enrripd -ffvrwnrrl Tvrft' tically as printed with a few subset!3?3 .pl!ase? with Progress of tutiuiryand'adjuslHieiils. Tne aaoTess of welcome was delivered by Rev. C. H. Trout, pastor of the First Chris tian church, Ocala, which was re sponded to by Mrs. B. L. Coutant of Jacksonville, the state president, Rev. W. A. Harp of Clearwater, being de tained at home owing to the illness of his wife. The principal address of the evening was delivered by Rev. Charles W. Ross, pastor of the Riverside Ave nue Christian church, Jacksonville, on "The Origin and Purpose of the Dis ciples of Christ." Rev. W. E. Harlow, who was announced to deliver this ad dress, was unable to be present be cause of serious illness. From the beginning the quality of the program has been excellent, and while the convention has not been quite as largely attended as those in charge had hoped, the spiritual plane upon which it has moved has been exceed ingly high. The vision manifest has been as broad as the needs of the world. And the plans made are worthy of a much larger group of people. Representatives of the general work of the Christian church from the St. Louis headquarters have added much to the value of the convention These people are standing upon the simple and comprehensive platform of "The Whole Bible for the Whole World." Their desire is to exalt Christ and help to save the world, and their distinctive mission is to call the attention of the whole religious world to the persuasive prayer of our Lord for the unity of all his people, plead ing for the unity of the Bible and the Bible alone, taking it as the only rule of faith and practice for their lives Who's Who at the Convention Mrs. B. L. Coutant, of Jacksonville vice president; Mrs. J. W. Ragsdale Jacksonville, general secretary; Chas W. Ross, pastor Riverside Avenue Christian church, Jacksonville, re corder; Rev. J. T. Boone, pastor First Christian church, Jacksonville; Rev, E. B. Quick, Atlanta, regional super intendent religious education for the southeastern district; Mrs. C. N Downey, Atlanta, regional secretary of woman's work, southeastern dis trict; Miss Daisy June Trout, secre tary United Christian Missionary So ciety, St. Louis: C. A. Burch, mission ary from China; Rev. R. A. Nichols, Winter Haven; Rev. A. M. DePew, Tampa; Rev. C. H. Trout, Ocala. MOSELY BLINDED BY LOCOMOTIVE HEADLIGHT West Palm Beach, Oct. 12. George Moseley, twenty-four, of Lake Worth, was killed early today when his auto mobile plunged into the drainage canal. Officers said Mosely was blind ed by the headlights of an approach ing train, resulting in the automobile leaving the highway. Mr. Frank Moorhead, a former citi zen of Ocala, was kept busy yesterday renewing old acquaintances. Mr. Moorhead and family since leaving Ocala a number of years ago have been in Charleston, S. C, where he is engaged in the lumber business. He still held pleasant memories of Flor ida, though and about a year ago re turned to this state, moving to De Land, where he is now living, being interested in the orange grove indus try there. Paris, Oct. 12. (By the Associated Press). Greece has decided to sign the Mudania armistice convention and evacuate Thrace according to the con ditions stipulated in the document. the French foreign office was officially informed today. MARKETING FARM PRODUCTS flawiing nnrfrthp fine-ondi-4 ion his orange trees are in. Mr. G. Holly has charge of the grove. Commissioner G. A. Waters was a business caller in our section Wednesday. We are sorry to hear there is so much dissatisfaction over the school route in this section. Messrs. Edwin, Roy and Cleve Sel- ers were business callers m Ucaia Saturday. Mr. Woodie Yongue is hauling or anges for Messrs. Bozeman and Tur ner. Mr. B. B. Fletcher has a serious at tack of indigestion Sunday but is up again. Messrs. G. W. Brant Sr. and G. W. Brant Jr. were business callers in Ocala Friday. Mr. Bennett Avery was in Ocala ast week and purchased a Ford road ster. Rev. G. W. Brant filled his appoint ment Saturday night and Sunday at Linadale. Mr. Ismael Brant was quite excit ed when raking hay and a big moc casin crawled over his foot. Ismael eft the snake in charge and proceed ed to stop his mule and find a pitch- brk. (N. B. Will the correspondent please make a paragraph for each item and use a lead pencil that will make a black mark?) The Church of Christ, which recent ly purchased the old Catholic church and moved it to a lot at the corner of Monroe and North Orange street, is beginning an evangelistic meeting to night. Mr. C. E. Claus, who has been the minister of the church at Val dosta, Ga., for the past fifteen years, will do the preaching. His subject tonight is "The Living Word." There will be two services a day, at 3:30 and 7:30 p. m. The church invites all to attend these services. The friends of Mr. W. W. Harriss will be glad to hear that he is greatly improved since going to Hot Springs, but that he expects to stay some time longer and get the full benefit of the medicinal waters. It was only a few days ago that a letter from there said it was so hot that it was almost un bearable and the next day a letter said that winter clothes and heavy over coats were none too warm and that a few more clothes wouldn't feel out of place. "Chicago Judge Appeals to Law to Curb U. S. Murderers." Many of our best people think it would be an ex cellent idea. St. Paul Dispatch. Much general emotion has been ex pressed lately on this Turkish matter, and every man expects that England will do his duty. New York Times. ed to attend the regular meeting Fri day night, October 13th. Matters of importance to come up. C. K. Sage, Clerk. The only part of the nation's food Mrs. H. B. Monroe. Miss Hilda Mon roe, Mrs. J. T. Hames and Mrs. Bo hannon. Mrs. C. A. Tremere returned home Saturday from the Tampa hospital, i 1 v a ( w nere sne underwent another opera supply raised by the middleman is the J tion on her ear. We are all very glad price. Indianapolis Star to see her able to be about again. Last night when Mrs. Geo. W. Tay lor and Mrs. Mary Ritchie of Burbank were passing the H. C. Jones garage, a car standing at the filling station started across the sidewalk, running over Mrs. Taylor's foot and bruising both ladies. The colored man threw his weight against the car. preventing the ladies from being more seriously hurt. The ladies returned to Burbank today. PLEASANT HILL Pleasant Hill. Oct. 12. Mr. J. M. Blitch and daughter, Miss Vanna Blitch, of Blitchton, were guests to dinner of Mr. and Mrs. Elbert Mills Sunday. Mr. W. R. Blitch made a business trip to Tidewater Saturday. Quite a good many people of our community have been attending the union meeting at Morriston this week. Misses Ollie and Lillian Mills were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Mills Sunday. Miss Rubie Hall, who is teaching our school, spent the week-end very pleasantly at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Hall of Oklawaha Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Priest spent Fri day at the home of Mr. Elbert Mills Mrs. Coulter and children of Blitch ton were callers on Mrs. Elbert Mills Sunday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Curry and chil dren visited her father, Mr. Williams at Cotton Plant, Sunday afternoon The farmers in our section have been very busy cutting hay for the past few weeks. An American visitor now in Lon don is said to have exprest a desire to winter in England again next summer. Punch. The Allies could get together if there wasn't always something each wanted to get separately. Washing ton Post. The difficulty of telling how an election is coming out is succeeded by that of explaining why it didn't. Dallas News. Dewey's Restaurant On the Square, West Side Apalachicola Oysters, Fresh. Spanish Mackerel, Dinner, 60 Cents 10-6t (By K. C. Moore, County Agent) As has been shown in the case of tomatoes our farmers might save a great deal of money in the co-operative marketing of melons, cucumbers, cabbage, lettuce, etc. "The co-operative selling associations, organized on commodity lines, began in this coun try in California only a little over two decades ago. Today there are success ful commodity associations all over the United States. Previous to 1911 the California raisin grape growers were selling to buyers and the price got as low as 1 cents a pound. It was costing about three cents a pound to produce them. These buyers claimed over-production. Since the growers have organized they have gotten about 11 cents a pound on the average, and are putting four times as many raisins on the market, and the consumer is paying less for them. Before the Eastern Shore of Vir ginia Produce Exchange was organiz ed, the counties of Accomac and Northampton were in a sorry plight. Most of the farms were mortgaged and farmers were leaving for other sections. That was twenty yean ago. f No w "tlxey ship over ten thousand cars of potatoes a year. The average size farm is 33 acres. The farmers have nice homes and good automobiles few Fords. They have good roads and good graded schools. In 1913 it was said that Accomac was the second richest farming county in the United States. The South Georgia Watermelon Growers Association was organized in time to handle the 1921 crop. They had 12 per cent of the growers in that territory in the association that year. In 1912 the membership increased to 65 per cent of the growers. Why? Because previous to 1921 the average price per car of melons from South Georgia was $65. In 1921 the mem bers of the association averaged $294 per car, while non-members averaged only $125 from the track buyers. The Wauchula (Fla.) Cucumber Association got an average of 50c. a crate more than the farmers did who sold to track buyers in 1921. This season they did equally as welL When we were plowing up fields of cabbage this spring the Mobile Cab bage Growers Association was selling all its cabbage in northern markets at top market prices, notwithstanding the large importations from Holland and Denmark that the buyers told as had destroyed our markets. Everywhere one goes to talk co operation he is met with the assertion that farmers can't be organized, they wont stick. Under the old haphazard organizations they would not stick. But under the plans that these new associations are using they are stick ing. That old philosopher Josh Billings never wrote a more striking thing than the following: "I never argy agin a sucksess." Seventy-nine per cent of the grow ing cotton in the United States last year was destroyed by the bool weevil. MILL CREEK One reason why public opinion of the Volstead act is hard to gage is that a "wet" wants liquor so much more vehemently than a "dry" does not. Boston Herald. If you would Dollars save, buy Mil linery at FISHEL'S. 5-2t Professor Sir Arthur Keith denies that a large head indicates brains. In many cases is merely signifies that the owner won the war. Punch. A hydroelectric plant with a capa city of 84,000 kilowatts, operating a 200-mile line will be constructed on the Shinano River in Japan. Mill Creek, Oct. lZr Mr. and Mrs. R A. Hogan of Fort McCoy had as their guests Sunday Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Moore, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Hogan, Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Moore and Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Johnson of Sparr. Mr. and Mrs. Jess Kingley have a new baby boy. Mr. Fred Brinson and mother at tended church at Eureka Sunday. Those attending from here Sunday night were Mr. Leon Moore, Mr. Fred Brinson and Mr. and Mrs. Roy Hogan and two children. Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Moore and oldest Bon and little daughter motored to Port Orange to see their . daughter, Mrs. S. S. Smith, a week before school opened. The children here have been going to school one week at Fort McCoy. They have the same truck driver, Mr. R. L. Brinson. Mr. Elbert Moore visited his grand mother, Mrs. W. H. Moore, Ssaday.