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O. L. BITTINGEB. City Editor.
Unprecedented Newspaper Combine.
The Ocala Banner and the Atlan
ta Weekly Constitution, for one dol
lar AND FORTY CBNT3 a year to CASH
subscribers. The Constitution is the
best weekly paper In the country, and
Is emphatically the people’s paper.
BANNER and New York Weekly World, one
year, for Jl.ts,.
Some peach trees are iu full bloom.
Houvenier spoons at Coudon’s.
“Let tbe galled jade wince, our
withers are uuwrung.”
Mr. D. D Rogers is up from atm
days confinement of grippe.
A party in Jacksonville is advertis
ing for 10,000 live chameleons.
The nickel iu the slot machine is
doing a big business at the saloons.
Adjourned meeting of the council
will take place Friday night at 7:30
p. ui.
New jewelry at WeiheV
Captain Coons Is doing a rushing
business on the river with his line of
Report has it that Professor Daisy,
the terpiscorean artist, will leave us
During Judge Hill’s absence Mr. D.
A. Miller will have charge of the
county judge’s office.
Governor Mitchell has telegraphed
the Ocala Rifles to be in readiness to
go to Jacksonville.
An unrequited editor again tiles his
claim for unpaid services against au
Ocala editor—same old story.
Mr. Jno. O. Mathews and family,
who recently arrived from harre,
Mass., are guests of the Ocala House.
Mrs. Frank Barrett, who has beeu
so seriously ill at her home iu Savan
nah, we are glad to learn is much bet
Walter Hawkins is confined to his
bed from a badly sprained and swollen
ankle, the result of a fall from his
bicycle. _
When gold dollars cm be picked up
on the side-walks times must be get
ting better — and that’s what was done
in Ocala to-day,
Gainesville made the first shipment
of strawberries last week. Col. Ship
man, receiver of the U. 8. land office,
grew the berries.
The stockholders of the Capitol
Phosphate Company met Thursday
aud elected their old board ot directors
for the ensuiug year.
W. A. Reddiug’s bond as city treas
urer was approved by the couucil last
night. R. B. McCouuell and l>. A.
Miller are his surities.
Porter aud Ale aud Milwaukee beer
ou draught at Rowe’s Montezuma
Wine and Billiard Parlors, always
genuine, Fresh and cool.
Mr. L. 8. Brooks, largely inte retdc
in the orange industry of Citra, ac
companied by his wife, arrived last
evening at the Ocala House.
Miss May B. Smith, daughter < f
Rev. Dr. Smith, of Macon, Ga., is vis
iting the Misses Allred, of this city.
Hhe is a most charming youug lady.
Judge Hooker received a request to
come to. Tampa and hold court for
Judge Phillips, but as Judge Hooker
is unwell with la grippe, bad to de
The auction sale of horses at San
ders’ Saturday broke the record ou
prices, ranging from $27 to $74 ou the
animal. They are unbroken. Four
teen head were sold.
Mr. August Auderson a first-class
ieweler aud engraver, arrived Mon
day and is iu the employ of Mr. Fred
G. B. Welhe, one of Ocala’s most en
terprising and successful jewelers.
Parties from Umatilla were iu the
city this nrorniug with a view to sell
ing a very Hue stock horse, but this
market was fully supplied aud they
went elsewhere.
Deputy Nugent said he did not real
ize how scarce young oak trees were
getting in the hammocks around
Ocala uutit he tried to get a load yes
terday to plant arouud the court
bouse euolosure for sheriff Hodge.
Salvation Artuy meeting Saturday
uight at 7:80, led by Mr. Lang, of
Chicago; Sunday services at 3:30 and
Bp. w. Sunday night Captain Hail
and Lieutenant Weller will give their
farewell address. Ail are iuvited to
these services.
Captain H. C. of the
Merchants’ National Bank, is au ap
p icaut for the position of deputy rev
enue collector of this district under
the Hou. George W. Wilson, provided
the senate don’t go back ou Marion’s
favorite son.
* ■
Will Sparr took in Jacksonville over
. M. B. Johnston, esq., of Cleveland,
Ohio, is in the city.
Mr. Jno. Wertz has gone to work
for the Standard Phosphate Company.
H. B. Coulter, E-,q., a prominent
attorney of Bronsou, died Friday
Mr. M. J. Williams, of Early Bird,
called iu to-day to pay his financial
respects to the Banner.
Father Corrigan, who preached a
serhs of splendid sermon* in Ocala
some years ago, is dead.
Mr. aud Mrs, Wm. Bangs take pos
session ot their huuusome new house
to-day south of the Graded school,
Miss Smith, of Forsythe, Ga., ar
rived on the noou train Tuesday to
visit her fiieud, Mrs. A. Mclntyre.
Mr. B. W. Lacey, aud old newspa
per man of Philadelphia aud New
York, is spending the winter at Belle
M iss Underwood, < f Fayetteville, N*
C., is expected iu a few days and will
s;iend tiie winter with Miss Maggie
Col. Zimmerman, the popular aud
obliging clerk of Citrus county, made
the Hauiiet a pleasaut business call
C. Z. Chambliss, of the Btiff’um
Isiuu fc Trust Company, went to
Boardmau to-day ou very important
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. E. Fyfe and Mr.
Baltou, of Massachusetts, friends of
Mr. Hosmer, will be iu Ocala in a
week aud remain for the winter.
G. C. Lonier, a prominent citizen of
London, aud largely interested in
phosphates, is iu the city and is a
guest of Mr. and Mrs C. S. Clarke.
Mr. S. L. Cleveland, of Rockwell,
Fla., aud as engineer with the Duun
eilon Phosphate Company, was in the
city to-day and autographed for the
Andrew West, of Stanton, who is
painting the Harris mansion, in the
Monarch orange grove, Panassoft'kee
paid the Banner au acceptable call
Rev. Louis Griffi th, a worthy col
ored citizen of Beileview, was in the
city to-day. lie is not only a good
school teacher and preacher, but also j
an excellent farmer.
* Dr. W. C. Giliaitu paid the Standard
mine No. 2 a visit, and while gone was
the guest of that kind ana generous
hearted rnau, Captain Frank Purser,
lire Doctor hail a splendid time.
Miss .May be lie Glover, ot Marietta,
Ga., who is on her way to M.llwood,
stopped over at Thouiasville, Ga.,
where au elgegaut recent ion was ten
dered her at the residence of Mr. E.
H. Smith’s.
Hou It .A. Harford, of Ocala, is a
gentleman of much force aud ability,
aud one who would represent Marion
aud Sumter in the state senate with
credit aud distinction.—Wildwood
Henderson Harvey, one of the besi
kuowu aud most reliable colored citi
zens of Citra, died Saturday.” His
name honored the roll of Banner sub
scribers, aud he was a t'rieud to the
Mr. Ed. E. Foster, manager of the
Aekron Grove at South Lake Weir, j
was iu the city Tuesday aud made
the little Banner a pleasant call last
evening. He says the fruit is iapidly
A young ten pound conductor ar
rived in the Parr mansion Sunday
morning. Mrs. H. Davis is the
happy mother and conductor H. A.
Davis, of the South Florida R. It., is
the overjoyed papa.
Ebb Harris iis assistant postmaster
at Citra. Ebb’s many friends iu Ocala
will be pleased to hear of his promo
tion. Ebb used to be the “devil” of
the Marion Free Press aud a mighty
clever ore he was too.
Colonel Nick Barco and wife, coun
ty Super inteudent E. A. Harrison,
and several other parties went to
Jacksonville over the F’. S. R. R. to at
tend he meeting of the Grand Lodge
of Masons of the state.
Mr. R. A. Boyd, one of the leading
merchants of Reddick, was in town
Tuesday ou busiuess. He never forgets
the Bauuer. Mr. Friday, of Reddick,
now occupies a corner ot Mr. Boyd’s
new store room for the postoffice.
Mr. Arioui, tbe agreeable aud popu
lar traveling passenger agent of the
Ocean Steamship Company, of Sa
vannah, with headqunrteis in New
York during the summer, and all over
the south, especially in Florida, in
winter, was with us yesterday.
Dr. J. M. Willis will wed Mias Jen
nie Sistrunk at Phoenix, January 23.
Dr. Willis is a recent graduate of the
Louisville Medical College aud a resi
dent of Williston, While the fair bride
to be is a sister to our popular deputy
c unty clerk, S. T. Sistruuk.
J. W. Johnson, oue of the staunch
yeomanry of Candler, was iu the city
to-day aud called on the Bauuer. He
said he had quit it for a year to try
another local paper, hut at the expi
ratiou of that time he was more than
glad to return to his first love.
Mrs. W. D. Chipley, one of the most
distinguished womeu of Florida, aud
iu the Baptist denomination, who at
tended the state convention at Plaut
City, stopped over in Ocala to visit
with Rev. J. C. Purler and wife. She
registered this noon at the Ocala
Miss Preston, of Wallingford, Conn.,
is iu the city and comfortably located
with Mrs. F. J. Owens. She came
here for the benefit of our delightful
winters, being directed to this point
by Mr. aud Ors. Griswold, who, sev
eral years ago, passed a winter with
us aud which they say they will
never forget, so pleased were they
with our incomparable elimate.
He Took in Ocalians as Well as Good
People ail Along t.he Line —The Rabbi
and His Story Denounced by the Au
thorities in Fercandina.
Rabbi John Sergius Ben Israel, who
figured iu Ocala and Gainesville and
other Florida towns about a year ago
as a Christian Jew, the Savannah
News find* out to be a fraud.
The follow ing article from the News
will no doubt be interesting to the
church people here by whom he was
Rabbi John Sergius Beu Israel
claimed to be a descendeut of Jews
from India of the lost ten tribes, who
were iu Jerusalem and were convert
ed ou the day of Pentecost, or were
won to Christ by the Apostle Thomas
iu India. He claimed that there are
many thousand Christian Jews there,
and that he is the pastor of a large
congregation of Jews in Travancore,
ou tire Malabar coast, in Madras Pres
The Rabbi’s wife and three children
accompanied him. The former was !
said to have been a Zenana mission
ary, of the London Missionary Society,
tie and his flock were very poor and
he asked assistance for both.
came well indorsed.
Numerous letters of commendation
were shown from clergymen for whom
he lectured or preached, and who took
up collections for him. Several min
isters iu Savannah were thus induced
to let him address their congrega
tions, and took up collections for his
use. His statements, however, were
out of accord with reliable history.
Other circumstances, too, aroused
suspicion that he was not what he
professed to be, aud inquiries of great
missionary boards and of persons who
had commended him failed to clear up
the matter.
A letter of inquiry was finally writ
ten by Rev. L. C. Vass, D.D., pastor of
the First Presbyterian church, to Rev.
S. Mateer, a missionary of the London
Missionary Society iu Trevaudrum,
Travancote district, Southern India,
Sergius claiming to have come from
this section of the world. Recently
the following reply has been re
ceived :
the rabbi shown rv.
Tre van drum, Oct. 7, 1893. Dear
Dr. Vass, your letter comes to me as
Mr. Mateer is in England. Never
having heard of any Christian Jews
in tire L. M. S., or southern part of
Travancore, I sent it on to Dr. Hodges.
C. M. S. (Church Missionary Society),
bishop of Travancore. His secretary
writes me for him: “Sergius is a
gross impostor, for there are no Chris
tian Jews in Travancore.” The ven
erable Archdeacon Kostii, D.D., a na
tive gentleman of long experience of
this laud, says: “I have never heard
of such a person as Sergius, or of a
Jewish Christian congregation in Tra
vancore. The whole story appears to
be a black species of imposture.
-This is to my miml conclusive, that
is, if his refer nee to Travancore is
correct. This, of course, is but a very
small part of ludia, and we should
know the name of the place where bis
schools are, to be sure. * * * j
am sorry I cannot semi you better
Yours most sincerely,
Harold T. Wills, M. A.
Lay Missionary (London Missionary
Society, i
Tbe latest news news from Rabbi
Sergius is from New Berne, N. C.,
where i he New Berne Journal says he
preached in the Baptist church Suu
d iv. •'W. 31st, and lectured iu the
Yo g 'den’s Christian Association
hi !. From the above letter it seems
tint he is .m impostor, aud that he is
simply getting money under false
The American Israelite, edited by
the distinguished Rabbi Wise, of Cin
cinnati, 0., denounces luiu as an
‘ Oriental scamp,” and says “the story
that Mr. Sergius tells altogether lacks
probability, aud we have no doubt he
is laughing in his sleeve at the fine
harvest he is reaping from his dupes.”
Sergius is a man of low statue,
stout, wit l dark aud loug hair whis
kers. His address is plausible, his
manner unctuous, and his Euglisli
very broken aud indistinct. He left
Savannah ostensibly for the World’s
Fair, leaving his wife and children
here. Thfey lived fora while iu a little
house ou Second avenue, but finally
disappeared and are sup Dosed to have
joined Sergius iu his tx-avels.
The Loser 0 'in* in the Winner and at
tire Month of a oix-shooter Drops
His Wad-
Avery remarkable occurrence took
place last eveniug at Lyon’s billiard
rooms iu the Ocala House. It seems
that Claude Reeves aud au unknown
person were trying a game of chance.
Reeves scooped in the wealth of the
unknown player. Then to get even
with the victor he placed a pistol in
his face and demanded back his lost
money or the blood of the victor. The
victor, noticing the determined look
of the victim aud that blood ran riot
in his eyes, he quietly handed over
SO.OO aud the man with the pistol
quickly disappeared.
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perfect satisfaction, or money refund
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sale bv Jas. B. Carlisle.
A Quiet but Elegant Wedding at
Grand View. La> T” e i r .
The name of James .1. Hill, Ma
rion’s popular county judge, has be
come familial* to almost every citizen
of this county.
The young attorney and jurist enter
ed into a very Important and solemn
contract Wednesday at Lake W 7 eir
with a lovely and beautiful young
lady, Miss Josephine Carney. It is
for life or until death do them part,
and the occasion solemnized the seal
ing of hands and hearts of two persons
whose love and affection for each oth
er will make their earthly journey
i-righ er, sweeter, holier and happier.
The joyous event took place at
Grand View, the elegant home of the
bride’s parents, ou the east side of
take Weir, at ten o’clock this morn
ing Rev. Mr. Stearns, of Candler
pronounced the bamo
The marriage was strictly a family
affair and those present outside of the
family cirele were Albert Wright,esq.,
and Miss Mary Lou Wilson, of Ocala,
the latter a teacher in the graded
school and Miss Ring, of Murphrees
boro, Tenn.
No invitations were extended or
cards s<*ut out
Af:er the ceremony the bridal cou
ple crossed the shining waters of beau
tiful Lake Weir on one of the boats of
Uie Lake’s navy, and took the train
for St. Augustine where they will tar
ry for a few days at one of the el-gat
caravansaries of the Ancient City, re
turn to Ocala Friday and take rooms
at the Central hotel.
The bride i tbe daughter of ('apt.
John L. Carney,a lovely and preposses
sing blonde, nceompl’shed and of most
winning and obliging manners.
The groom is s well known to every
body in Ocala and Marion county,
that when we say he is fillirg his high
office with honor to himself and to
the .satisfaction of his constituents aud
by his pleasing address and obliging
ways, officially and socially, has made
every oue with whom he has come in
contact, a friend.
Judge Hill is a North Carolinian by
birth and education, lias resided in
Marion county twelve years and has de
monstrated that he is an intelligent,
progressive and broad-minded man,
who would be an ho tor to any com
munity. The Banner extends its con
gratulations for a long, happy aud
prosperous life to the newly wedded
Sunday Among the Churches.
Rev. C. M. Gray was so sorely afflic
ted with throat troubles that he did
not deliver a sermon.
Rev. Dr. G. J. Johnson drew good
audiences at the Baptist church and
preached two grand sermons This
distinguished Baptist divine is quite
well known to the*Baptists of Florida,
having preached some ten years ago
at DeLaud. He then returned to his
old charge at Burlington, lowa, for
whom he preached a quarter of a cen
tury. About a year ago he was called
to Chicago, and quite recently his ser
vices were demanded at St. Augus
tine, to which charge lie will minister
in the future.
Rev, Mr. Chase, at the Presbyterian
church, had fair audiences.
Sunday night ILv. J. M. Pike, of
the Methodist church, had a crowded
house and electrified them by his elo
quent and burning words. He laid
great stress ou profession vs. practice
and remarked that, spiritually, his
church would be better off if_ fifty per
cent of the names on the rolls were
The contingent of the Salvation
Army virtually spoke their farewell
words last night to a large audience.
While tbeir work had resulted iu good
and the conversion of quite a number
of persons, it was not as great as they
had hoped for. They spoke of the
kindness aud courtesies extended to
them by the people of the city and
regretted their leaving, hut as they
were under orders they were com
pelled to obey, During their stay
here they had visited thirty families
on an average a week, and were al
wa\s ready to wait on the sick aud
atliieted, many of whom they at
The Ocala W. 0. T- U.
A well attended meeting of the
above organization whs held Friday
afternoon iu the Baptist church for the
election of officers, which resulted as
follows: President, Mrs. VV. C. Bull;
vice-presidents, Mesdames I. VV. Ogle,
J W. Pearson, aud Peter Ingram; re
cording secretary, Miss Gray; corres
ponding secretary; ?;rs. F. R. Gary;
treasurer, Mrs diaries Richards; su
perintendent of press work, Mrs.
Loveridge; superintendent of litera
ture, Mr**. F. P. Gaffney; assistant,
Mrs. Carrie K. (’bailie; Christian
temperance, Mrs. L. M. Thayer.
The Union insisted ou re-electing
Mrs. Fannie It. Gary president, but
she declined the honor in au admira
ble address that captured the hearts of
all Her reasons for so lining were her
defective heariug, declining health
and home duties. Among other things
she said was that she had served as
president of the Union for ten years,
ever since the formation of it iu Ocala
and thought she could not be their
presiding officer again. She would
take the same interest in promoting
the success of the Union that she al
ways had done, aud would meet with
them regularly as of old.
J. Barker’s Tailoring Department.
Has removed from Thompson’s
block to Butler’s new block on Expo
sition Street, where he will continue
his busiuess of cleaning and repairing
suits. Will also have iu stock a tine
line of pants and suiting. J. Barker,
Butler’s new block. 10-6-lm
He Expires From a Stroke of Paralysis
at Tallahassee-
Judge R. B. Hilton, of Tallahassee,
died last Wednesday of paralysis.
Deceased had for many years
been a prominent figure in this
state as a lawyer, politician and edi
tor. He had been a resident of Flor
ida, except for about two years, since
1846. Iu 1556 he associated himself
with the late L. I. Fleming of Jack
sonville, and began the practice of
In 1860 he was elected to congress,
but owing to the threatening condi
tion of public affairs never went to
Washington. He then raised a volun
teer company aud entered the army of
the Confederacy, but was soon after
elected to the Confederate Congress,
and at the expiration of his term was
re-elected. On the collapse of the Con
federacy he returned to Florida, and
in Jacksonville and Tallahassee has
since remained, practicing law and
editing a paper at the latter place.
By an act of the legislature Judge
Holten’s name was changed from
Smith to that of Hilton. He was
married three times, first, to Miss
Bradford, daughter of the late Dr. Ed
ward Bradford, a prominent.and influ
ential citizen of Leon county: next, to
a Mias Roberta Alexander, of Virgin
ia, and last to Mrs. Phillips, of Brook
lyn, N. Y.. to whom he was wedded in
April, 1892, in Tallahassee, where he
lias since resided.
Judge Hilton was a native of Vir
ginia and about 75 years of age. He
leaves no children.
Happy and Fall of Enthusiasm.
Rev. J. C. Porter and wife, who
have been attending the State Bap
tist Convention, which adjourned yes
terday at Plant City, have returned
Rev. Mr. Porter is particularly hap
liy and full of enthusiasm because of
the success that has atteuded the
gathering, the largest in the history of
the association in Florida, and of the
representative men preseut in the lie
nomination from the leading centers
of thought among Baptists in the
country and the enthusiastic and elo
queut addresses made by them.
Among the intellectual aud spirit
ual light preseut were Rev. Dr. Bit
ting, of Philadelphia, secretary of the
• aptist Publishing Company; Dr. J.
B Gaubrell, president of the Mercer
Uuiversity, Macon, Ga.; Rev. Dr.
Jno. A. Broadus, president of the
Louisville Baptist Seminary; Dr. T.
P. Bell, of Nashville, secretary of the
Sunday-School Board and Dr. F. C.
McCouuell, of Atlanta, secretary of
the Home Mission Board.
Mr. Porter was greatly cheered ou
account of the handsome sum of $350
being raised for subscriptions to the
Baptist Witness for those of the faith
too poor to pay for the excellent pa
He feels proud over the fact that
the convention made au Ocala lady
Mrs. Dr. T. D. Crawford, president of
the State Baptist Woman’s Missionary
Society and added the names of Mrs.
E. W. Agnew, Mrs. L. D. Geiger and
Mrs. Milton F. Hood to the board aud
located the meetings of same in this
city. Miss J. L. Spaulding, of De-
Land, was made the secretary. All of
this aud the fact that the association
raised $'0.50 for mission work and
the generous hospitality with which
the people of Plant City opened their
hearts and homes to the association
and the royal m inner iu which they
entertained all comers, touched h s
heart greatly, filled his soul with
gladness, inspired him to do more amt
better work through tbe Witness than
he has ever done for his people.
Happy Times--Judge Hill the Medium.
Mr. Morgan Hopley, in company
with Miss Mary Ann Twitcben, ap
peared before the couuty_judge this
morning for a license and a request t ■
tie the hymenial knot. The lady, a
decidedly tiloud beauty, made the re
quest with such insinuating grace
that he blushingly complied.
To witness the happy event Mr. D.
A. Miller was called in. The ceremo
ny was cleverly performed.
The fair looks of the new bride so
worked on Mr. Miller’s imagination
ttiat he told the story to the boys
around the court house, and every
body the Banner reporter met this
tnorniug said, “Did you hear of it?
She was a beauty.”
The parties to the contract are new
ly arrivals from the shores of old Al
bion, but with an old love that never
grew old.
Will Never Play Again.
Charley Bennett, the famous catcher
of the Bostou champion baseball club,
was run over by a Santa Fe passenger
train Wednesday night ami had both
legs cut off'. He was on his way from
Kansas, City to W iliiamsburg and got
off at Wellsville to speak, to a friend.
When he was getting back ou the
train be slipped and fell under the
wheels. His left leg was cut off at
the ankle and the other at tbe knee.
Bowden’s si,ooo Bet.
A Jacksonville despatch in yester
day’s Savannah News says: “I will
bet $1,000,” said Manager Bow
den, of the Duval Athletic Club, “that
in a week Governor Mitchell will lay
down his hand aud announce
own signature that he will uo longer
attempt to prevent Corbett and i itch
ell from fighting in Florida.” Mr.
Bowden declined to give the reason
for his confidence.
Economy in Court Expenses-
The Gainesville Sun says the ex
pense of holding the last term of tbe
circuit court was $956.15, as against
$4,000 in term previously held. The
expense of the county court was sllO.
First A miaul Meeting of the Stock bold
ers of the Florida National Build
ing and Loan Association.
Yesterday afternoon the stockhold
ers ot this association met in Secreta
ry Fox’s offlt-o. Judge VV. g Bullock
occupied the chair and Mr. Fox re
corded tlic proceedings.
The statement showed that the un
social ion received during the year
$22,582, and had loaned out $24,300.
The following are the places where
the money was loaned ; Ocala,sß,soo;
Orlando, $2,300; Clear Water Harbw,
$700; Starke, $300; Brooksville, $1,000;
Pulaika, s3,ooo;Anthony, $1,500; Jack
sonviile, $1,500; Citra,36oo; Wildwood,
$400; Micanopy, SSOO, Dcluml, c2,c00;
Green Cove Springs, S6OO. aiiil Kis
simmee, S3OO.
The net iarcings on amount re
ceived was $1,347, or six cents on the
dollar, or averaging twelve per cent,
Several sections of the by-lays were
amended to suit the ideas of the pres
ent management.
The association is on a sound basis,
with bright prospects ahead. Mr. E.
W. Agnew is president of the associa
The Play of the “Deacon” Stranded
The Littie Daily Banner has noted
the fact that the Ocala Dramatic
Company i:ns preparing the play of
the “Deacon” and would prepare the
same for the delight of the people of
Ocala and benefit of the Ocala library.
The cause of this lies not in the face
of an unpaid printer or board bill at -
tached baggage for a claim against the
leading man of the company, but be
cause of a strike on the part of one of
the actresses who took great anti
pathy against her lover. For fuff par
ticulars of this surprising story give
your ear to Jake Gerig.
Another Run Away.
L>r. I/.lar made a professional visit
to the Emerson Industrial Home
School this mo-ning. His new horse
got lose, and while picking grass the
school dismissed, and the shouts of
the pupils set the horse agoing. In
his coming to town he collided with
Nathan Crown’s sulky, wrecking it;
continuing on p issed around to the
Doctor’s office, then around the square
down by Jenkin’s old saloon, where
he tore down awning; then down by
the Doctor’s former residence to the
Whitfield House and over town gen
erally, and strange to say, did not in
jury to his buggy.
A Sad Acc dent.
Word lias reached Ocaia that Mrs.
Milton Sparr, who moved to Cali
fornia a year ago, met with quite a
serious accident. It- seems she wgs
riding ou a wagon and sitting In a
chair. Ingoing up a hill tne chair
capsized, throwing Mrs. Sparr to the
ground and injuring ner spine, which,
it is feared, may afflict her fm life.
This will be sad news to her many
friends. _
Pouring In-
Congratulations by letter continue
to pour iu ou Hon. Geo. W. Wilson
iu such numbers that he finds it im
possible to keep up with his corres
Then too, the demand for positions
under him as deputy revenue collec
ts i•& are very numerous, over a hun
dred having beeu filed up to Tuesday,
and still coming in at a lively gait.
A Legal Opinion.
County Solicitor R. A. Burford has
pointed out the section of the law
passed by the legislature of 1893,
which says by the payment of not
less than $lO by tbe first of March,
twenty persons can become honorary
members of any company of the
state troops and be exempt from jury
Coming Back.
The latest reports about our old
friend, Mr. B. C. Harter, is that he
has grown tired of California and
proposts, with his good wife, to re
turn to Florida, and that Mrs. Sparr
will also return with them.
Lake Weir Nurseries
Offers 15,000 one and two year budded
orange, lemon and grape fruit trees
for sale at prices to suit the times.
Call on or address
Geo. E. Camhbell,
l-9-91-3ml Lake Weir, Fla.
Two Checks for $25 Each-
Messrs. E. W. Agnew A Cos., aud
Mr. Simon Benjamin, cacti sent their
checks to Chief Campbell of the fire
department, as a token of their ap
preciation of services rendered on the
night of the fire, December 27. t
For Toiler requisits do not fail to
visit the Anti-Monopoly Drug Store,
standard preparation always in stock.
Luudburgs May Pink now a leader in
Pomona Nursery Stock.
Every desirable variety aud kind ot
fruit trees suited for Florida's soil aud
Florida stock for sale. Bedded iu lot
nor*h side of putilie square. Kraybill
am. Rriggance, nurserymen, Ocaia,
Kla. 12*8*93 tf.
TaM Music
Mrs. F. A. Stoy
Offers her services as a teacher of
music to the public of Ocala. V’oice
theory of music and thorough instruc
tion on the piano laugh.
Call ou or address,
> RS. F. A. STOY,
1-19 Ocala House.
Watches. Clocks, Jew
elr y. S’ 1 ver ware, Gold
W Pens, Spectacles.
Ant Irony ]N~iai*series
Fine Orange Buds.
Be Sure and Examine our stock before you
purchase your trees elsewhere.
We can save you m >ney
A H H t*pra
I. J. BROKAW, Proprietor,
Anthony. Marion County, Pla.
Or inquire of E. W. Kraybill at FRUIT TREE YARD,
North side of public square, Ocala, Fla.
Thinks more of a first-Clas3 Cigir than
He does of the past.
You (*a.i always t?tt a
You will find the largest assortment ia
ih3 state in this lme nr g*-
The El Tropico Cigar Store.
They are Happy.
The sliding pole which was ordered
for Hose Company No. 2, has arrived
aud is in place. It extends from the
ground floor through the circular
opening iu the second floor. It is for
convenience and quick exit to the
hoys who sleep In the room on the
second floor, so that as soon as an
alarm of fire is sounded they cau
slide quickly to the ground floor with
out tTMtMMIit tinie and. trouble to
huut the stairway.
A Pound Party.
Last evening about forty young peo
ple met at the hospitatde home of Mrs.
L. J. Lu-ninus aud participated iu a
pound party and supper. They en
joyed a most delightful time.
Special to the Public.
I wish to state that the crayon I
advertise to give FREE with each
dozvu of my uuexcelled Photographs
not a fake. Call at studio aud see for
yourselves. Resiieetfully,
C. H. Colby.
TAXES FOK lhff.’t
The state aud county taxes are now
due and the books will be opeu in
Ocala November Ist, when I will be
ready to receive
TAX *3 on lands,
Ths books will be positively closed
April Ist, 1894.
If not convenient to come to Ocala,
taxpayers cau write giving des
cription of property, and I will send
statement of amount of taxes.
H. T. Wartmann,
Tax Collector, Mariou County.
Having moved on Ockiawaha ave
nue. I-atn prepared to furnish wood
and gasoline oil in any quantity. Or
der box in front of postofflee.
j. g Hayoood.
A lrass band complete
for SIOO, is the biggest offer.
Upright Piano,
Square piano,
Concert Organ
Chappel Organ
Parlor Organ
and Baby Organ.
Mason <fc Haulin,
A. B. Chase,
and Sterling Pianos.
and Accordians.
and Fifes.
Sheet Music and Musical Merchandise,
at the Ocala Music House, Montezu
ma Block, F. W. Hunt, Agent for
£,ndu*u <fc Bates, S. M. H.
ini rnnirFßulH
( NORTH 81'>E PCRLI'* QC*BR. (
The Honduras Colony-
Heveutrtn prrwm* on Honduras
bent met in S. L. Bitting* mil estate
office ami made him president and
Russell M. William- secretary. It
I’M agreed to appoint a deb gifiuo of
three to go to thnt country, look it
over, select a suitable s|s*t on which
the colonists can p ant tin ir tenU and
get the niiliion or more eoui-eaakm out
of the Honduras government.
Two thousand two-year-ohl l.tids,
choice atock at low price*.
1-19-94 dm Cttra, Fla.
Finest Nursery Stock in the State
Consisting of budded orange, lemon
and gra|M-iruit tree*. Any age de
sired. Those in need of nursery stock
■ •an make no miatake iu quality or
price by uridressitig or calling ou E.
D. Coatee, Stall ton, Fla. 10-27 tf.
A new Uaderta er’s Firm
The tirui of J. A. Pittman A Cos. of
fer their aervlce* to the public iu the
undertaking buaineae.
They are aiipplied with everything
in the line; prices reasonable. Office
n old council chum tier.
I>utiie, at Smith’s has the Itueat dis
play of fruits and confectionaries In
the city,
Firat-Ciau Livery Service.
The leading ikvery nuu of Ocala
Single or double teams and saddle
horses at Liddou Bros.. Ocala, Fla.
Flannel overshirte at sacrificing
prices at Waterman A Fullers’.
Ocala House Barber bhop.
(Jet shaved and have your hair cut
at the leading shop in Oeuia. Special
attention iriveu to children and 'adieu'
hair cutting and bang trimming.
Work done satimactory by exception*
ally good workmen tu shop ora resi
dence. Police (J .Zell* endorsement
March 11th. 18U3. C. V. McCoy, Prvq*.
’BUS AS I) EXHKfcM Skhvick.—The
‘Old and Reliable” is now prepared to
move parties ou short notice. Wagon*
made purposely fwi the business
Leave order* with the ’hua driver
Charles Meyers, manager.
New Goods.
Having just returned from the mar
ket with au elegant stock of New
| Style Dress Goods, Trimmings, Lace*,
Gloves, Notions, Gents’ Furnish lugs,
: Ladies’ Goods and Children’s Bbusa.
j Trunks aud Valine*. I solicit a share
of your patronage. Uiva me a nail
before making your purchase.
Very Kespeettuiiy,
1 U. A. NASH

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