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TEMPERATURES This Morning,. 64; This Afternoon, 83
WEATHER FORECAST Fair tonight and Saturday; moderate temperature.
Sun Rises Tomorrow, 6:44; Sets, 5:39
Escaped Convict and One of His Pals
Killed in Attack on St. Louis
And Memphis Express
Memphis, Nov. 3. Jack Kennedy,
a former convict, who served a long
term in the Missouri penitentiary for
holdup and robbery of a Frisco pas
senger train, and an unidentified ban
dit were shot and killed in what rail
road officials here declare was an un
successful attempt, early today, to rob
mail and express cars of the fast St.
Louis and Memphis train on the
Frisco system, which left St. Louis
last night. Six or more masked ban
dits were in the gang. The holdup
was planned in Memphis ten days ago,
according to postoffice inspectors, who
were tipped off to the plan. As a re
sult all night trains in both directions
on the Frisco system between Mem
phis and St. Louis have carried extra
guards heavily armed. When the train
stopped near Wittenburg, Mo., short
ly after midnight a fusillade of shots
was fired by the bandits who seemed
to be scattered along the track. The
fire was returned by guards on the
train. In the gun fight which follow
ed Kennedy and one of his compan
ions were killed. The others made
their escape in an automobile.
Wittenberg, Mo., Nov. 3. (By the
Associated Press). Jack Kennedy,
veteran Missouri train robber and a
companion, whose name is believed to
be Logan, were shot and killed early
today by postoffice inspectors after
they had robbed a mail car on a
Frisco passenger train. The stolen
mail was recovered.
Six postal inspectors, three railroad
special agents and two deputies were
waiting near the scene of the robbery,
which had been anticipated through
previous watching of Kennedy's
movements. Kennedy and his com
panion were making for an automo
bile with the stolen mail when ordered
to halt. The bandits opened fire and
the officers returned it.
The inspectors said Kennedy and
his pal boarded the train seven miles
ncrth of here. They cut the engine,
mail and express cars off, drove the
engineer and fireman from the engine,
ran the cars several miles up the
track, held up the mail clerks and
then detached the locomotive and ran
it to Wittenberg. The officers were
waiting for them when they jumped
Washington, Nov. 3. When is, and
when isn't, an alligator a harmless
animal, has been a much mooted ques
tion. Those who have undergone the
still more or less discussed fictional
adventure of the destruction in a big
'gator's switchable tail, are some
what decided. There are many folks
who still believe a youngster is a
playful pet that can be kept in the
parlor as a chum for the baby; but
one woh has had even the smallest
hang onto his amicably extended fore
finger with the grim persistence of a
steel vise, may still be firm in his be
lief that its best to leave 'em alone
at any age.
The postoffice department, how
ever, has decided that while under
twenty inches over-all length, the
baby saurian is harmless. So are
baby chicks, soft-shelled crabs, blood
worms and chameleons.
One may feel confident the blood
worm can be fondled with ease and
without fear of danger, and still have
his doubts also in regard to baby ter
rapins, but the latter also are classed
by the department as harmless.
This classification has been made
by the department for the ease of
mind of harassed postmatsers whose
clients have sought to make of their
offices near-menageries. The mail
ability of live "mail matter" is still
a haay question among the general
public, and even among many post
masters, the department declares, so
to clear up the matter, a circular has
been prepared to settle the question.
For more than a year live fowls
and domestic animals were acceptable
for mailing under a ruling which pre
scribed their handling only when the
complete journey was made by motor
truck, but this ruling was revoked
more than a year ago. Another ap
plying to the insurance and C. O. D.
privileges of such shipments was not
modified, under which regulations a
few shipments of live fowls and do
mestic animals have been accepted by
Only small live animals "having no
offensive odor and requiring no food
or water in transit," such as the ani
mals mentioned, and their like, may
be sent in , the mails and insured
against loss. Alligators up to twenty
inches are. included in the list.
Turkish National Assembly Reported
To Have Upset An Ancient
Ottoman Tradition
London, Nov. 3. (By Associated
Press). The report that the Turkish
nationalist assembly at Angora has
passed a law suppressing the sultan
ate of Turkey and the law of succes
sion to the throne, is contained in a
Constantinople dispatch quoting An
gora advices.
Angora, Nov. 2. (By Associated
Press). The Turkish nationalist as
sembly has announced it considers
null and void all treaties and conven
tions concluded since March 16th,
1920, by the Constantinople adminis
TION Such action by the national assem
bly would mean that the sultan is de
posed. In future, according to the
dispatches, only the Caliph in Turkey
will be periodically elected without
government prerogative, all power
being in the hands of the national
Oxford, Oct. 31 Tonight is spooks'
night and many spooks, or imaginary
spirits, are walking among the beau
tiful little orange and pecan grove of
Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Griggs, where
they have arranged to communicate
with each other and have revealed to
them their future forture or misfor
Last Sunday Mr. W. L. Brinson and
Mrs. J. S. Hall of Oxford, and Mr. W.
T. Brinson of Wildwood, through'
some previous arrangement went over
to Eureka, where they met Mr. Adam
Brinson of Palatka, and a few other
special friends at the home of their
father, Mr. J. J. Brinson, to enjoy a
small family reunion and otherwise
spend a day of real pleasure in the
old home, one of the most sacred
spots in the memory of our lives. In
our imagination we can see them
mixing and mingling with each other,
while a sumptuous repast was being
prepared to be served under a large
orange tree loaded with golden fruit,
and how they once more rehearsed the
little incidents of childhood days of
fifty or sixty years ago, when they
were little tots about the fireside; and
their school days, the happiest of all
days. And we can hear, also, among
all the pleasant and happy thoughts
of this occasion, whether it was men
tioned or not, some of the sad occur
rences along the path of life; of how
in due time the children became
grown and began to leave the fireside
and go out to distant lands, leaving
father and mother alone. And, had-
dest of all, though it is the fate of us
all, it is only a question when each
one will begin to depart this life, and
the places that once remembered us
will know us no more. Mr. Brinson is
one of the most venerable citizens in
Marion county, being about eighty-
three years old, and enjoys reasonable
good health, and in spite of a few sad
thoughts it was a Dleasant dav for
him. Let us hone that he may enjoy
many others.
Mr. W. B. Coggins of Weirsdale
and other parties supposed to be
county officials were in Oxford one
day last week interviewing" Commis
sioner O'Dell.
The Sumter county board of com
missioners met again last Tuesday. It
"sho" do pay to be commissioner here
this year.
Mr. WTill Morris & Co., of Wild
wood, the "company" consisting of
some of Wildwood's fairer sex, were
visiting Oxford last Sunday.
A streak of bad (luck) lightning
struck Mr. Joshua Driggers' barn last
Sunday night, setting fire to same
and burning up some corn, hay and a
few chickens. His hogs, cows, horses,
mules anTi other valuables were not
hurt. Not so bad after all.
Mr. Ed.: You might inform Shady
that we do not necessarily write for
either Wildwood, Coleman nor Ox
ford, but to some extent for amuse
ment and for the Ocala Star.
We got some time ago from a very
highly educated man that a "genius"
is a lop-sided person, and here comes
the Star man telling people that we
have the misfortune of being one.
Gee, how they romp on us.
The Harvard astronomers who have
located a new universe six hundred
thousand trillion miles from the earth
will be needed later to figure the total
issues of marks and rubles. Cincin
nati Enquirer.
The old-fashioned religious revival
J depended on faith. And so does a
I business revival. Fresno Republican.
New York Department Store Has Put
In a Big Order For The
Short Dresses
New York, Nov. 3. Long skirts
have received another setback if early
orders for spring are any indication.
A New York department store has
placed orders for spring suits with
skirts nine inches from the ground.
Shady, Nov. 2. Rev. and Mrs. W.
P. Buhrman were calling on friends
here Thursday afternoon.
Mrs. R. H. Redding and Ralph Red
ding went to Tampa Sunday via auto
mobile, going to have a specialist
treat Ralph's eyes.
Mrs. J. I. Smith is enjoying a visit
from her sister from Savannah.
Those attending the Phillips-Van
Roy debate at the courthouse Monday
evening from here were S. R. Pyles,
Mr. and Mrs. George Buhl, W. B.
Jones, Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Douglas
and Arthur Douglas Jr.
Saturday and Sunday as per pre
vious announcement were the days of
the fifth Sunday meeting of the Shady
Baptist church and for the second
time this church has had the honor
and pleasure of entertaining a large
representation of the Marion Associa
tion. The services Saturday were
good and helpful. Prominent among
the speakers of the day were Rev. A.
M. Yarborough of Hawthorn, Rev.
Gibbons of Melrose, Rev. R. Y. Wal-
den of Flemington, Mr. W. T. Gary
and Rev. Boatwright of Ocala ana
Rev. J. H. Martin of Island Grove.
Sunday morning a large audience
listened to a splendid talk on the sub
ject of the Sunday school lesson by
Prof. H. G. Shealy. Other subjects
were discussed by Revs. Boatwright,
Plummer, Rogers, Hardester and
Walden. Rev. Walden preached the
morning sermon to an unusually large
audience. The building was crowded
and the crowd outside was even
larger. Rev. Walden, who is a train
ed gospel singer, delighted the audi
ences both days by singing some of
his favorite songs. Sunday afternoon
a short session was called and some
subjects discussed briefly. Many vis
itors, preachers and delegates left
immediately after 'this service. The
fact that the Belleview B. Y. P. U.
was to give a program in the evening
and Rev. Boatwright to follow with
one of his excellent sermons held a
large part, of the crowd at the church.
The Belleview Union arrived in due
time and their songs and the render
ing of their program was splendid.
This is one of the best young peo
ples' unions in the association and
has some of the brightest, most earn
est workers. We know. May they
continue in their efforts and may their
tribe increase.
Just across and opposite from the
Belleview visitors was that fine look
ing band from Anthony. We were
sorry we only had two eyes as we'd
liked to have been able to look at all
of these young people at the same
time. Rev. Boatwright brought An
thony over in his big school truck,
which truck we believe is the best in
the county and we ought to know for
we have seen two of the county scnooi
1 trucks
Another county truck was from
Sparr. When we tell you that in it
were A. J. Stephens and about twenty-five
others even better looking than
he, you can draw on your own imag
ination for the rest.
Electra was there. Rev. Brant
piloted a band from over there. Lake
Weir was there. Mr. Blair of the
Lake Weir church was ordained dea
con for his church Sunday afternoon,
Rev. R. F. Rogers assisted by the
other ministers present performing
the service.
Other places represented at the
services Saturday and Sunday were
Summerfield, Charter Oak, Oak and
several others. If all of the people
present were Baptists, then methinks
it was fine weather for this denomi
nation and we know Shady is much
helped and encouraged by the occas
ion as we hope all who attended from
a distance were,
Perhaps next-week we can give you
some "echoes" from the fifth Sunday
Manuel, exiled King of Portugal,
says that he is a democrat at heart
and in practise. He must confess,
tho' the practice was forced on him.
Philadelphia Evenine Public Led
The three R's of the American
school of diplomacy seem to be Res
cue. Relieve and Relinquish. Sacra
mento Bee.
When England drops a pilot she re
tains the chart. Wall Street Journal.
London, Nov. 3. The German cab
inet, according to the Central News,
has decided to ask the reparations
commission for permission to nego
tiate a foreign loan of five hundred
million gold marks for the purpose of
stabilizing the mark.
Geneva, Nov. 3. (By Associated
Press). German representatives in
the international labor conference I
here left the meeting this morning
owing to differences concerning the
use of the German language.
New York, Nov. 3. German marks
slumped to another new low record
here today, being quoted at 1 cents
a hundred.
Cincinnati, O., Nov. 3. National
"Forget-Me-Not" Day, in honor of
America's wounded and disabled vet
erans of the world war, to be held
Saturday, will be more extensively
observed than any of those in pre
vious years, C. Hamilton Cook, na
tional commander of the Disabled
Amercan Veterans of the World War,
announced today after compiling re
ports from all sections of the country.
With that announcement, Mr. Cook
stated that Mrs. Warren G. Harding
had made the first contribution to the
day in receipt of a check and accom
panying letter of "appreciation for
the work among the wounded and dis
abled veterans and for the attention
and sympathy shown her during her
recent illness." .
The organization has within its
ranks more than 100,000 of America's
maimed and crippled heroes of the
recent war. In addition to the several (
hundred chapters of the organization
taking an active part in the day
numerous citizens' committees have
been organized in smaller cities and
towns, where the disabled veterans
are not organized.
"It is in the interest of 500,000 dis
abled veterans that 'Forget-Me-Not'
Day is to be observed," said Mr. Cook.
"In the maintenance of national leg
islative activities in their behalf, es
tablishment of club houses and sum
mer camps for chapters and groups of
these men, furtherance of national
hospitalization and rehabilitation pro-
ects, and numerous other active
measures for the betterment of the
country's disabled veterans.
"The life problems of the Ameri
can service men who were wounded
or disabled during the world war
were directly affected by the wounds
and disabilities they received on the
fields of action, many of whom are
still lying on beds of pain in many
parts of our country."
Governors of thirty-eight states
have issued proclamations, approving
the day and many state heads have
announced their intention of assist
ing in the sale of forget-me-nots.
Mayors and civic heads also have en
dorsed the campaign, which has been
approved by the National Informa
tion Bureau. President and Mrs.
Harding, officials of the government
bureaus and several other national
and state agencies interested in ex
tensive relief activities.
The Order of DeMolay meets to
night at eight o'clock at the Masonic
hall. Members urged to attend and
Masons invited
Evident that the Paper Supply
Germany is Almost
Rf member
Preparing to Put Up the Game Of
Their Young Lives With
' Harvard Tomorrow
Cambridge, Nov. 3 The University
of Florida football squad accompanied
by President Murphree and a lively
alligator mascot arrived today and
was soon at practice in the Harvard
stadium for its game with the Crim
son eleven tomorrow. Coach Kline
said the players stood the trip well
but that the team would probably go
into action with three regulars out,
Scott nursing a bad leg and Barchon
an( C36 being indisposed. The Har-
vard men will be mostly second string
players. ,
Washington, Nov. 3. The Georgia,
Florida & Alabama railroad was au
thorized today by the Interstate Com
merce Commission to abandon the
steamboat line it has been operating
between Carrabelle and Apalachicola.
Coleman, Nov. 1. The first carload
of oranges to leave Coleman since the
coolness of 1895 went forward last
week, shipped by B. H. and B. C.
Bridges, who shipped several other
cars this week. They wer the famous
Parson Browns, and should bring
fancy prices.
The cessation of orange culture, for
which Sumter was famous she has
the largest grove today in Florida
turned attention to trucking and gen
eral farming. So prolific has been the
yields with the minimum of fertilizer,
that this, the third smallest county in
all South Florida, shipped forty-five
per cent of all Florida products last
year, 32,000 out of a total of 70,000
Leading the United States in beans,
the South in cabbages and Florida in
cucumbers, and with heavy crops of
all other vegetables, fruits and mel
ons, it is good news to see her orange
land go back into that profitable in
dustry. Tampa Tribune.
Proof That Syria Isn't Healthy For
"American Professors
New York, Nov. 3. Lester James
Wright of Waukesha, Wis., formerly
a professor at the University of Wis
consin, whore muraer near Aleppo,
Syria, was reported early this week,
met his death 'at the hands of eight
Kurd bandits, said a cablegram to the
Near East relief headquarters detail
ing the attack.
Wright, Enoch R. Applegate of
Jersey City, N. Jn a native chauffeur,
and two native relief workers were
returning to Aleppo by automobile
from Antioch, where they had been
on an inspection tour, the cable said,
when they were fired on without
warning. Wright was instantly killed
by a bullet through the neck, and Ap
plegate was wounded in the leg. The
chauffeur was slightly scratched but
the other two members of the party
escaped injury. They were allowed to
proceed after the bandits had strip
ped them of all valuable personal
Wright had just been made direc
tor of the Near East relief unit at
Harpoot, and had planned to return
to his station the next day. He was
buried last Monday at the American
church in Beirut with impressive cere
monies attended by leading Ameri
cans, Greeks and Armenians in the
f inn
Sets Aside November 30 as Day On
Which We Shall Eat Turkey
If We Can Get It
Washington, Nov. 3. Declaring
the state of the nation "presents very
much to justify a nation-wide and
most sincere testimony of gratitude
for the bounty which has been be
stowed upon us," President Harding
in his annual Thanksgiving proclama
tion issued today, calls upon the Am
erican people to observe Thursday,
Nov. 30th, as a "day of thanksgiving,
supplication and devotion."
London, Nov. 3. (By Associated
Press). Baron Romano Avezzano
has been appointed Italian ambassa
dor to the United States which post
he formerly held, to succeed Vittorio
Ricci, resigned.
The Ocala Wildcats will ' measure
strength against the Fort Meade
team on the local gridiron tomorrow.
Fort Meade has a strong team. They
played Hillsborough high last week
and only lost by two touchdowns.
This puts them in a class that will be
hard to reach but the Wildcats feel
that they have what it takes to touch
them up for a few points.
The Wildcats' game with Lake City
last week showed that they had some
stuff. Lake City has a good team but
did not register a very large victory
over the Wildcats. Those who saw
the game said that our team showed
up very well along with the Lake City
boys, although we got licked. The
management of the Lake City team
is going to recommend Maurice Stev
ens for all-state center. If Steve
makes this position Ocala will be on
the high school football map.
Due to a large number of ineligible
players the line-up has been changed
somewhat from that seen in Ocala in
the Palatka game. The Wildcats
have been unfrtunate in losing some
of their best players but the subs who
are replacing them will fftl the gaps
well enough to stop most of the leaks.
The probable line-up for tomorrow
will be: Borland, left end; Lindsay
Troxler, left tackle; Hall, left guard;
Stephens (Capt.) center; Lummus,
right guard; Leak, right tackle;
Lewis, right end; Moses, quarter)
Daniels, right half; Knight, left half;
Ferguson, full back. Substitutes:
Thomas, Veal, Ausley, Timmons, Pot
ter, Simmons, Knight. Referee, Nor
ton Davis.
The game will be called at 3:30. The
price is four-bits (50c.) The boys
need the money and you will enjoy the
game. Come see the Wildcats in ac
tion. They will show you the result
of much hard work.
The Wildcats will play DeLand
here Nov. 11th and Bartow here Nov.
30th. These are the only other games
in Ocala this season. Dont miss a
single one of them.
Whereas, It has pleased Almighty
God in His wise providence to remove
from our midst by death, Mrs. Framn
Leavengood, the mother of our es
teemed friend and brother, Port V.
Leavengood; be it therefore
Resolved, That in the death of Mrs.
Leavengood we as well as the entire
community have sustained a great
loss; that we bear willing testimony
to the many virtues, the unquestioned
probity and stainless character of the
beloved deceased; that we offer to the
bereaved family and mourning friends
our heart felt condolence, and pray
that he who doeth all things well
may give to them the peace that
passeth all understanding;
Resolved, That a copy of these
resolutions be presented to the fam
ily, that they be engrossed in the re
cords of this order and furnished to
the press.
Resolutions adopted in regular
meeting October 31st, 1922.
C. Simmons,
M. M. little,
F. W. Ditto,
Committee for Tulula Lodge No. 22,
I. O. O. F. Joseph Malever, N. G.
H. G. Shealy, Secretary.
The French are trying out a new
fuel composed of a mixture of alcohol
and gasoline. We predict now it
wont work. Experiments in this
country have proved it is too danger
ous. Philadelphia Inpuirer.
If the nations are too poor to pay
their debts, where do they get the
money to pay for cancelation propa
ganda? Brockville Recorder.
The "wets" are now having their
ocean travaiL Washington Post.
McCready and Kelly Essay the
Continent Flight in a Big
San Diego, Nov. 3. Lieuts. John
A. McCready and .Oakley Kelly, two
army aviators, took off at Rockwell
Field at 5:59 a. m. today in an at
tempt to cross the continent from Ry,n
Diego to New York without stop in
the great monoplane T-2.
Dunnellon, Nov. 1. A board and
committee meeting of the Woman's
Club was held last Wednesday and
pxans were perfected for the fall and
winter work of the club. The opening
meeting of the season will be held in
the Masonic building Nov. 10th, 3:30
p. m. Mrs. KetUy ol Gainesville, vice
president of section four, will address
the club on the ten-mill ?t. This
will be an open meeting to which the
10th, oysters will be served in any
style -at the Robinson building oppo
site the postoffice. Mrs. C G. Leit
ner, chairman of the ways and means
committee, will have charge of the
oyster supper and a treat is assured
ail who attend. The proceeds of the
oyster supper will go to swell the fund
which has been started for the club
building to be erected in the near
future and which is the hope and ex
pectation of club members. At the
board meeting, Mrs. H. Swartz, presi
dent and Mrs. J. F.. Curry, first vice
president, were elected delegates to
the federated club convention to be
held in Green Cove Springs Nov.21
22, inclusive. Mrs. Mary S. Grum
bles and Mrs. A. L. Neville were
elected as alternates. Mrs. B. J. Ben
son was appointed chairman of the
year book committee and will present
a copy for the club's approval at the
next meeting. '
A spirited voting contest for' queen
of the high school carnival was held
at Metcalf's drugstore Saturday eve
ning, and the two contestants, ''Bob
by" Perry, a senior; andTMarie Hem-
rick, a junior, ran a close race until
a few minutes of closing time, when
Miss Bobby won by 105 votes and
will gracefully carry out her duties
as "queen" at the carnival to be held
on the school grounds Nov. 3rd.
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Mixson, Mrs. C.
E. Hood and Miss Helen White motor
ed to Mcintosh Tuesday of last week
to attend the Presbyterial efficiency
conference, which was well attended
by Ocala, Reddick .and Archer dele
gates, this being a group conference
held for the benefit of these Presby
terian woman's auxiliaries. The meet
ing was conducted by Presbyterial
President Mrs. A S. Harris of Jack
sonville. Miss Bessie Dew returned to her
home in St. Petersburg Tuesday, aft
er a pleasant visit here as the guest
of Miss Clara Kibler,
Mrs. Lee Knight, Mrs. O. P. Hood
and Mrs. C. E. Hood and their broth
ers, John and Frank Waters, formed a
motor party to Madison Tuesday. "
Miss Marguerite Lumpkin, one of
the high school teachers, was a week
end visitor to Gainesville.
Mrs. Powell, Mrs. Bawls, Mrs. Pra
ter, Mrs. Cocowitch, Mrs. Leitner and
Mrs. Strange attended the annual
session of the W. M. U. at Wflliston
last week.
Prof and Mrs. J. E. Willett were
shopping in Ocala Saturday.
Mrs. D. B. Kibler returned Satur
day from an extended visit to her
dauehter. Mrs. Herman Watson. a
' The regular meeting of the Baptist
Ladies' Aid Society was held with
Mrs. J. F. Cocowitch, twenty-three
members being present. Complete ar
rangements were made for the bazaar
which is to be held the week before
Thanksgiving. The associational re
port showed that the aid and mission
ary societies had contributed $1054J)6
to the different objects fostered by
the ladies. The November meeting
will be with Mrs. J. F. Meredith.
Mrs. G. W. Scofield of Inverness
was combining business with pleasure
in town Friday.
Miss Marie Grumbles, who is a
public is very cordially invited. At
6 o'clock of the same evening, Nov.
member of the faculty of Mount Dora
high school, spent the week-end with
home folks.
A new dam across the Bine Nile at
Sennar, 150 miles above Khartum,
will be built by a well known British
contracting firm. The dam will be
more than two miles long and approx
imately 650 miles of drainage and
irrigation canals will be constructed.
The land so reclaimed will be used for
the cultivation of cotton. When the
work starts nearly 7,000 hands will be
employed and it will take three years
to complete the project.

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