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MY S A Standby Died Sunday Morn i
ing at His Home in this City
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Mr Sands A Standby Sunday morn
ing fell upon this community like a
bolt of lightning from a clear sky
The deceased on Friday last acted
as auctioneer in the sale of a lot of
his horses and his voice was remar
kably firm and clear and showed no
indication of an early demise and on
Saturday he attended to his regular
duties stating that he felt better
than he hud for several week He
spout ti most comfortable night and
rOll14 Sunday morning and was at the
telephone giving Instructions to one
of his wen when 1m complained of
f t lln0r bad and wit down in a chair
ttunr tho lire find expired almost in
Mr Standloy had boon in bad health
for some time but had consulted spec
ialists and he his family and friends
thought he was recovering
Mr Standley was born in Randolph
county Georgia near Cuthbert or
t nine years ago and was a man of
indomitable enterprise and splendid
t capacity for business He was for a
long time a citizen of Valdosta and
wa a member of the linn of Cranford
Standley C Co lIe came to Ocala In
I 189S and bought an interest in the
livery firm of C A Liddon Com
pany but about four or live years ago
he established tho firm of S A Stand
Icy Company which he conducted
up to the time of his sudden death
Sunday morning at eight clock with
Y remarkable success
Mr Standby was a good and enter
prising citizen and one whose loss is
greatly deplored Ho leaves a wife
and several children viz Mrs Lee
Miller Mrs Arthur Clarke Misses Lu
cite and Tommie Staifdley and Mas
ters Charley M C and Cranford
Standby who an bowed down with
grief over the sudden death of their
husband and father
The funernl was held Monday after
noon from the residence oi Ocklawa
Etta avenue nt throe oclock and was one
Of the most largely attended funerals I
that has ever been held in Ocala Mr
Standby was a member of the Elks
tho Wodmcn of the World and the
I ar Fraternal Union of America and the
members of these orders attended the
funeral in a body At the house Ho
C C Carroll jwistor of the Baptist
church conducted the services and
made a few well chosen and beauti
X ful remark A choir composed of
Mrs AY A Goin Miss Sara Whit
tteld Messrs G A Nash and A E
Gerig sang several hymns and RevL
V Moore made the closing prayer
These gentlemen wore the active pall
bearers Messrs Z C Chambliss H
A Ford William A Knight G C
Crom R S Hail and Louis Lang The I
honorary pall bearers were Messrs V
GXB Weihe and T 13 Bryan of the
Woodmen Messrs W 1 Chambers
and J W Crosby on the part of the
Elks and Messrs W L Towott and G
A Nash for the Fraternal Union
Arriving M thc cemetery the Wood
mon of the World took charge of the
t obsequies Mr X J Gottlieb chancel
4 lor commander reading the beautiful
and impressive ritual of that order
amid the other lodnres participating In
the aervlra Tha grave was covered
with many bemiUful llowors among
the most beautiful being a pillow of
vloiuts from the Woodmen a similar
pillar from the Elks and a pillow of
t white and pink japonics from the
+ te nal Union Each member of the
a 1gtllf deposited a sprtg of cedar In
t o grav vt their departed brother
It ms a sad so44ra awd impressive
Dr K C Paslny of WlHiston
whose nantd has appeased on our sub
scription book regularly for the past
Uiirtynine years sends a dollar with
tho request that his suInscription be
moved forward another year He is
tha kind of friend that has made this
utoiior what it Is
Mr and Mrs A A Hewitt of hos
t ton Mass arrived Monday afternoon
1el are the suesis of Mr and Mrs T
J Owen Mrs Hewilt is a sister of
Mr QWWI IR a few days they will go
Sawn to Lake Weir for the winter
whore Mr Hewitt owns a pretty cot
tfcga awl brvo
I Mr and Mrs D S Woodrow An
r nie Blair Woodrow Sidney Harold
Miss EmU UNard Miss Mela Jet
aKt Rev J H Harrison returned home
PrWay aften o tt from Lake Weir
where they spent several clays in a
U most idyMic manner at the Wood row
cottngo Blair Villa at Woodmar
Miss Millie Nurney of Suffolk Vir
ginia came Friday night to spend
several weeks in Ocala with her sis
tor Mrs Jack Camp Miss Nurney
was a visitor to Ocala two winters
ago and the friends she made then
I will be delighted to see her again
Albert Miller who has been at home
for the past few weeks has resumed
l his duties on the road for the That
= cher Medicine company and started on
his trips Tuesday
b u
The Old Officers go Out and the New
Officers Come In r
The last meeting of the city council
under the administration of Mayor Ed
wards was held in the city council
chamber Tuesday night
Those present were Aldermen Gates
Ford Weathers Chace and Owen
After finishing upthe odds and ends
of the old years busbies ssuch as ap
pointing a special committee to insure
the now electric light plant and sell
the old boilers and other abandoned
property of the old plant the old
council adjourned sine die
The clerk then called the roll of the
newly elected aldermen towit H A
Ford alderman at large A G Gates
alderman from the first ward Chas K
Sage alderman from the second ward
and they were sworn in by city at
torney T E Biggs acting as notary
Mr E K Nelson aldermanelect
from the third ward and Mr G A
irniichael aldermanelect from the
fourth ward were not present
City attorney Biggs next administer
ed the oath of otllce to Richard Mc
Conathy Mayorelect who was pres
After those formalities were ended
the new council convened by electing
Mr B A Weathers temporary pre
siding officer
Alderman Ford arose and in a very
pleasant and felicitous speech named
Hon A G Gates for president of the
council and he was unanimously elect
This is Mr Gatoss third term and
it tolls of his efficiency and faithful
ness to duty and no better tribute in
deed could be paid him
Hon T J Owen on motion of Al
derman Weathers was unanimously
elected president pro torn of the coun
After a few unofficial but very pleas
ant remarks the new council adjourn
ExMayor Edwards was present and
paid his respects most pleasantly to
the new mayor
It was an interesting meeting
Meaning of the Word Chauffeur
Every time I pick up a newspaper
said Col Hem on Montague I see I
chauffeur has run his car at a rate of I
ninety miles an hour A chauffeur
nearly run over Kaiser Wilhoim A
chauffeur has boon fined for over
speeding and so on Now I will wag
er a large 10 cent Milo Deco cigar
that not one person out of a thousand
who roads those articles or the man
I that writes them knows the real niean
ing of the word chauffeur It is an
old French word and was originally
applied to robbers ho went tbout the
country entering farm houses and tOt
tuing farmers to tell where they had
hidden their money It was used as
a derisive appellation by the French
to the drivers of the first smoke wag
ons and now it has come into general
use Tl o French also use it to desig
nate a fireman or a stoker and in En
glish chemistry it denotes a small
stove for ineUtn purposes H is en
tirely out of pUre when used for the
driver of a motor car and he should
be called a motorist or something like
that Bmklyn Eagle
The Beavers
The Ocala Dam f Beav
trs met Friday f night at
their halls in the Gary block
and installed their new officers for
next six months The following is a
list of the officers N 1 Gottlieb
president K P Pitman guide T D
Bryan guardian Robt D Mathews
sentry H M Hampton secretary G
1 Bliteh treasurer Rev W C Lind
say chaplain W H Powers physi
cian V L Martinot Jas B Carlisle
and Fred G B Weihe trustees I
After the regular order of business i
the Dam was treated to an excellent
entertainment for half hour or more
by Mr Peter Mclntosh and his four
SODS with music and dancing They
rendered In fine style several Scotch
dances which were greatly enjoyed
by the Beavers 13d Pitman also ren
dered several musical and vocal selec
At bout ten thirty the entire Dam
adjourned to Harry Stalbergs restau
rant and pariook of a big oyster sup
per To tell how well Beavers enjoy
this Iwtous edible would be impossi
Mr Job T Lewis of Moss Bran Is
enthusiastic for the building of a new
court house He says that as Marion
county Is the banner agricultural coun
ty of the state the banner stock coun
ty the banner newspaper county and
the baner county in almost all other
respects it is entitled to the banner
court house He wants a new court
I housebuilt at once and wants it to be
beautiful and substantial
Mr Albert Davis who is in the ex
press service at Jacksonville has re
turned to that city after spending a
few days in Ocala While here he was
the guest of his uncle and aunt Mr
and Mrs G T Maughs
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I < Magnificent Club Rooms Thrown Open
at North Essington Monday
Special to the Ocala Banner
North Essington Pa Jan SThe
Tuxedo Park Club of which Tom
ORourke is the leading spirit will
formally open its magnificent club
house this evening It is not quite
I completed in every detail of its equip
ment but the work is far enough ad
vanced to enable the new club to g c
an elaborate housewarming The club
has been formed for the purpose of
fostering every branch of lawful ama
teur and professional sport but es
pecially boxing In accordance with
program the club will arrange twice
every month a number of twenty
round boxing contests between some
of the best boxers of this country
Particular attention will be paid to
the physical condition of the contes
tants in order that accidents may
I not occur which would arouse antag
onism to the club The company will
operate under a charier granted by
the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to
encourage by contests and exhibitions
of baseball boxing footracing auto
mobile trials and all other forms of in
door and outdoor sports Under its
charter the club has not the right to
sell or give away liquor on its prem
ises and no for mof gambling is to bo
tolerated The land upon which the
I large club house has boon built is lo
cated at North Essington Delaware
county Pa and has boon leased for a
term of ten years It runs parallel
with the Chester branch of the Phila
delphia Reading Railroad The
building includes a largo ampotheatre
seating 6000 people dressing and
locker rooms and a thoroughly equipp
ed arena The building is so arrang
ed that it can be quickly turned into
a convention hall exhibition room or
auditorium in which musical festivals
can be given
Fishing Clubs to Come to Homosassa
From Saturdays Daily
The Atlanta Homosassa Fishing
Club is coming to Florida again next
week The club will leave Atlanta for
llomosassa Fla on Wednesday Jan
uary 10th to remain until the 1st of
February The party includes George
Muse Dr A W Calhoun Dr J S
Todd E C Peters George S Lown
des T M Armistoad John Borkele
David Woodward W S Duncan W
M Crumley Henry R Duand H M
McCord Lawrence Harrison J C S
Brannnn and AL Kontz of Atlanta
and Dr Hearn of Philadelphia
The Griffin Ga Fishing Club is
making preparations for its annual
trip to Homosassa Fla for a weeks
I fishing The club is composed of the
following wellknown citizens of Grif
fin E C Smith Robert Strickland
Col Douglas Glessner Capt Sea ton
Grantland Eli Brewer and Tom
I White The party will leave Gritl n
on January 7 and will remain at Ho
mosassa about ten days
A Hit at Marions Commissioners
The county commissioners of Cit
rus county advertised in the Chron
icle for bids for working the county
convicts during the present year and
on Monday several bids were receired
The highest bid was that of Pierson
Sox ton at 2710 each per month
for the males and 7 each for the fe
males Last year we received 1S50
per month a difference of 11160 each
per month And the convicts will re
main In the county
Marion county did not advertise
for bids and she gets UI per month
which shows that she is losing J1110
per month on every prisoner sentenc
ed to the county gang
It pays to advertise as one little
notice in the Chronicle will bring into
I the county treasury several thousand
dollars this year above what we have
been heretofore receiving
It pays to advertise Citrus County
Prosperous in His New Home
Mr L T Norwood who lived in this
county in the nUth ton and Fantville
neirhborho for more than twenty
years moved to Black Point in the
southern portion of Dade county after
Rosin his orange grove here in the
big freeze of 1SSS He wanted to get
below the frost line and thinks he has
succeeded in doing so Writing to us
recently he says
I have been down here nearly four
years and have a mine place Am on a
homestead of ISO acres of fine red soil
pine land adapted to al kinds of fruits
and vegetables such as oranges grape
fruit pineapples bananas guavas av
acado pears mangoes figs peaches
limes lemons and many of the purely
tropical fruits At this writing I have
ripe tomatoes from the vines guavas
both ripe and green hanging on the
branches of the trees beautiful bun
ches of bananas I have seen no frost
so far this winter The orange and
grapefruit trees of my neighbors older
than my own arc loaded down with
fmiL I think this + s destined to be a
great section
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Banquet at Delmonicos in New York
Between Three and Four Thou
sand Democrats Turn Out
Special to the Ocala Banner
Jacksons Memory is Honored
Evansville Ind Jan SThe Hen =
dricks Club which now has about four
hundred members will celebrate Jack
son Day this evening by a big ban
quet Governor Folk of Missouri and
leading Democrats in all parts of the
country have been invited The new
Mayor of the city John W Boehmc
will act as toastmaster
Portland Ore Jan SThe Demo
crats of this city will celebrate Jack
son Day today by holding a big meet
in gthis evening at which the mem
bers of the State Central Committee
the Multonomah Domcoratic Club the
Young Mews Democratic Club and
many prominent Democrats from oth
er parts of the state wil l < e present
A number of distinguishe orators will
address the mass moetin
Oklahoma City Okla Jan S Be
tween three hundredanl four hundred
democrats from all pacts of Oklahoma
wil attend the banquet in honor of
Jackson day which will be given hero
this evening by the democrats of this
city Several distinguished democrats
will deliver addresses on than occasion
Minneapolis linn Jan S Lewis
F Pest the Chicago editor and single
tax advocate will bo the principal
speaker at the Jackson day banquet
which the Jefferson Club of this city
has arranged for tonight at the West
Hotel It is expected that Municipal
ownership will be the keynote of the j
speeches at the banquet tonight t
L ayetto ltd Tan Following
its custom in form re years the Jack
son Club ofthis city will honor the
memory of Andrew Jackson by a big
banquet this evening Many distin
guished democrats of national promi
nence have been Invited and it is ox
pected that there will be an exception
ally interesting gathering of demo
cratic loaders at the banquet tonight
Last year William Jennings Bryan
was the principal orator of the Jack
son day banquet
New York Jan SFlags were
raised all day on all public buildings
in honor of Jackson day the anniver I
sary of the day on which Andrew I
Jackson later President of the United I
States routed the English in the bat
tle of New Orleans As in former years
the members of the Veteran Corp of
Artillery will hold a meeting in the
Governors Room of the city hall with I
addresses by prominent orators and
followed by the customary Jackson
day banquet The banquet will be
held at Delmonicos
The Veteran Corps of Artillery was
organized in the CityTavern at the I
corner of Broadway and Thames street
in November 1730 by officers and sol
diers who had served in the Continen
tal Corps of Artillery in the Revolu
tion After the War of 1S12 another
body of exsoldiers was formed call
ing itself The Society of the War
of 1St Later this consolidated with J
the Veteran Corps of Artillery The
last of the original members was Hi
ram Cronk the Veteran who died last
year The corps has at present HO
members among whom are many
prominent men like Rear Admiral
Rogers Rear Admiral Allen Asa Bird
Gardiner Charles A Schermerhorn
Perry Belmont Loyall Farrasut M
Livingston Delafleld Calvin Tompkins
and Howard Pell
Epworth League Meeting
Monday night the Epworth League
held an euthisiastic business meeting
in the lecture room of the Methodist
church our newly elected president
Mr George L Taylor in the chair
About twenty four members includ
ing nearly all of the newly elected offi
cers were present As this years work
has scarcely begun last years busi
ness was wound up and the new offi
cers reported plans for the new year
committees were appointed and meth
ods for forwarding the work were dis
cussed Special stress was laid upon
the importance of keepingup the Ep
worth League public reading rooms
and it is hoped that Leaguers their
friends and the public in general will
realise the good that may be accom
plished through this medium and do aU
in their power to forward this move
Mr Taylor presides with ease and
ability and shows that his heart is in
the work and with about seventy
members the cooperation of the
church and earnest prayers for Gods
blessing upon the work we predict for
the Ocala Epworth League the best
year of its life
League Reporter
Mr Walter Ray of Martel and Mr
J W Ward jr of Floral city were
I among the turpentine operators in
Ocala on Tuesday
Winner of the Automobile Races at
Ormond to be Crowned by Flor
ida Girl
The Jacksonville Times Union is
creating unusual interest in the Or
mond Daytona automobile races this
year by the 1000 trophy it has offer
ed to the winner and by its contest
for a Florida girl to crown the speed
king The coupons are printed daily
in the Times Union and the result
of the first count will be announced
in Sundays paper
The young lady selected with her
chaperon will be handsomely enter
tained by the Florida East Coast Aut
omobile Association during the tour
nament Transportation will also be
provided and a handsome gold medal
will be given to the young lady who
wins in the contest by the Florida East
Coast Automobile Association as a
token and souvenir of the great event
The design of the handsome trophy
which will be given the winner of the
races is as follows
A crown resting on a winged auto
mobile wheel On the crown are the
words Automobile Speed King The
crown is surrounded on one side by
a laurel branch and on the other side
by Florida palms These tokens of vic
tory meet about the crown in a grace
ful curve At the bottom the wheel
rests on a shield on which are the
words Presented by the Times Un
ion Newspaper Jacksonville Fla to
the entrant making the fastest time in
the twomileaminute event on the
OrmondDaytona Beach course Flor
ida U S A Under the auspices of
the Florida East Coast Automobile As
sociation January 22 to 27 190C Won
by Time
From the Indianapolis News the
following is taken and shows that the
Crowning of the Speed King Contest
is attracting attention all over the
The TimesUnion of Jacksonville
Fla says Morgans Motoring Mes
sage has undertaken to find the pret
tiest girl in Florida who will be se
lected by vote to crown the automobile
speed king on the OrmondDaytona
beach January 22 to 27 The Times J
Union has undertaken to provide the
crown trophy The crowning will be a
distinctive e Florida enterprise and it
is fitting that this is so as the fast
est time In the world by automobile
or anything else will be undoubtedly
accomplished in Florida on the above
Two miles a minute is the race that
the speed crown will be given for and
the driver that makes the fastest time
in the twomileaminute race will be
the one selected to receive the speed
crown It is expected that a lively
I contest for the crowning honors will
take place The crowning will take
place at the club house of the Florida
East Coast Automobile Association on
the Daytona end of the beach and the
grandstand will be erected so that
spectators will be able to get a good
view of the function
The prettiest girl in Florida will be
there with her chaperon A keen rival
ry has begun among the contestants
in the twomlleaminute
race and
there is a great deal of speculation in
regard 10 whether the crown will re
main In toe United States or be car
ried abroad by one of the nervy driv
ers of a swift foreign machine
Standley Companys Auction
The auction ale of horses and mules
belonging to the Standley Cos
stables took place Friday afternoon
Twentythree horses and five mules
were sold and brought fine prices
The auction had been well advertis
ed and quite a crowd were in from the
country to atond it The sale took
place in front of the stable and over
a hundred persons wore present at
the sale Mr
Sutadtty acted as auc
tioneer and proved a most efficient
A citisen from the country who is
a subscriber to the Dally Banner said
that our last Sundays Issue was to his
way of thinking the
finest dally paper
ever printed in Ocala The little ob
servations fall upon our ears as
sweetly as the dew of Hebron
The Way to Florida
The Southern Railway Cos pas
senger department has issued a beau
bookentitled the Right
tiful winter
Florida It was written by
Road to
Mr William E Curtis the widely
correspondent and
known newspaper
the illustrations are from original
photographs and artists drawings es
pecially prepared for these publica
The cover is a delicate bit tit color
printing and presents an enticing c pic
ture representing a scene at one of
the great resorts of the American
Riviera Within the reading matter
surrounds pretty halftones environed
shade of
by a border in a tasteful
The letterpress written in an
interesting style gives complete In
formation concerning the railroad fa
cilities and the points reached by
Meeting of the Reading Club
The first meeting ot the reading
club for the new year was held Tues
of Mrs
day afternoon at the home
Frank Teague Eleven members were
present and the afternoon was an ex
ceedingly pleasant and profitable one
The club is now studying French his
tory literature and art in the Bay
View reading course and the meetings
are proving to be very interesting
ones The second book of the course
How to Look at Pictures was begun
at this meeting and besides the reg
ular lesson current events were dis
Next week the club will meet with
Miss Esther Weathers
The Woodman Lodge of this place
was visited Friday night by Sovereign
Dame who is State organiber for
Florida The lodge tendered Mr Dame
a banquet which was elaborate in all
details It was held at the home of
Mr B F Garter which had been
tastily decorated by the ladies who
tho not Woodmen themselves took
great pride in making everything
pleasant and agreeable and it is due
them that his feature was a success rAfter
After this the Woodmen retired to the
lodge where a candidate was carried
I through in the good old way after
I which Sovereign Dame proceeded tq
I install the officers for the ensuing i
year Wiiliston cor in TimesUnion m
Mr L M Graham of Connor under
date of January ninth writes us that
he killed six hogs which weighed as
follows hog No 1 331 pounds raised
in the woods and only fed at night i
was fifteen months old and had the run tC
of the pinder and chufer field three +
months and twenty days Hog N
2 raised in the pasture was fed about
half was nine months old and was in
the pinder and chafer field two months
and twenty days weighed 245 pounds
These hogs were a general mixture
from good to scrub or from Berkshire
to razor back
The Tourist Season is Now On
The winter tourist season is now on
I in earnest All of the magnificant
East Coast and west coast hotels are
open to the public and Tuesday all
the special trains from the north on
the varipus lines rolled Into Jackson
ville on their initial trips for this win
ter Much interest at present is be
ing manifested In the automobile
meet on the OrmondDaytona course J
the last week in January and will be
very large attended from all over this
country and Europe
The indications are that the tourist
season this year will be the biggest in
her history
One of our valued subscribers In re
newing his subscription speaks thus
kindly After my kindest regards best
wishes etc for a prosperous New
Year and hoping tho good Lord may
continue to smile on you and be as
good to you as I feel towards you and
your excellent paper I enclose check
for renewal
Mr Edward L McIntosh who has
been so seriously ill for several weeks
at Gantts Quarry noar Sylacangua
Ala has been taken to his fathers
home at Newberry S C As soon as r
h is able to traevl he will come to
Ocala on a visit in the hopes of recov
ering his health
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Sleeping Rooms
1O Tables Supplied with E o
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Easily accessible from Spings
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