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THE NEWSPAPER—“WHAT IS IT PUT A WAP CF BUSY LIFE, ITS F LUCTUAT?C\8 AND VAST CONCE RNfc"—COWPER . VOLUME &3; NUMBER 30. MEET MISS OCALA, PLEASE, | THE QUEEN OF MARION COUNTY (By C, ,1. Mot* ;, in Florida Motorist.) II y oil are not one tbe million People who flow leside in Florida, but ate me of those '>?) other millions who aie trying to get fixed to come to this state to live, von can just count this your lucky day, as the his tory of your life will all date either "before’ or '‘after” you meet the i harming Miss Ocala. If you Jjv# in Florida you very like ly already kbow the lady. Honest non. every time I go to see her 1 can think of nothing else for ( days and dnyrt, and she is always in troducing me to some new accom pliHtuneur .of ber’s or showing me some additional resource which !s her very own. Jf I could marry her Just as she is today, to the exclusion of every otheT suitor, 1 would come into the joint possession of. right around four millions of dollars worth of property. Or rather, that’s her! tax returns, but Just between you and me it only represents about half her, values. Pretty nice towh, don't you think? And what r more to the point, she 1m a town of dollars and sense —that is a great combination, 1 tell you. But lißten, she has a host of ad-! Burets and faithful friends who re : side all around her in that-great coun | ty of Marion, whb, having taken her advice in the pant and who havej been aided by n#r in worthy ven ; tures, stand ever rsauy to defend her, i promote her interests and preserve! her beauty. So take my advice and don't try to pull off any "get-rich | quick’’ Rtunt near there in an endeav or to win favor around Ocala. Wear ’ I tug imitation jewelry never did any . one any good, least of all in Marion county. Even diamonds of the first water look better in the evening than across- the breakfast table. Don’t try! to four-flush Mins Ocala. Her folks are "quality” folks. Fine birds have fine feathers but they know how to wear them, and by the same token the homes of the people of Ocala and Marion county are such as prove con , clusivcly that culture, refinement and progress are happily blended in the citizenship. And there’s welcome for you in business, fraternity and relig lon. | Having thus been assured of the! "blood” in the Ocala family, you may now be interested in learning some thing about the bank account, family sllvc r and number of broad acres of this fair lady’s folks. , One million and sixty-one thousand j acres in Marion. Half million after can be bought reasonably. 1 doubt., however, 11 i there’s a cne-huadredth part of this land actually "fO‘ sale,” although,' having made much money themselves, mativ arc willing to dispose o£ part of! their holding- for "he sake of desira-, 1!e new neighbors. Furthermore, few er acres, comparatively. are required J In this day of intensive farming, hem ♦ almost every family has some lands to <paee. And what still fur j ther proves that these people arej "quality” folks through and through, they will part with some very desira ble lands, some acres as good as any they possess, for a price that’s not a "holdup” or anything like it. The lands <,f Marion county are worth the price any day iu the year,] and will never tie so cheap again. The value of farm products of Marion county in 1 R was over $. p >,500.000. This represented a greater variety than any county Hi the state, showing 27 hinds of field crops and 16 of veg etables. besides • citrus and other fruit* and nuts. Marion leads it the production of cantaloupes and i* third on watermel one She was fourth on lettuce. That Ir going Rome And when It cornea to schools, churches and libraries, you cannot ask for more thah Ocala and Marion county have to oifer. And it is only a few miles to the best colleges in the state, which are as good as the Bn ton afford*. Add to this a bunch of banks that are just bursting with money, headed by officials that know who to lend to, and for what under takings, and you have a combination t .at’* hard to beat even in this great Mate. Bat 1 am wandering awnv f*om the main attraction of my story. 1 et us go back and take another look at Miss Ocala. Honest. 1 am in love with that lady. Rhea my idea of a good housekeep er, a good business woman and an all round fine proposition. She decid ed some time ago to quit taking si estas, having discovered that there's quite a plenty doing to keep her busy every hour of the day. Business and professional men are not absent from their offices all afternoons. No, in deed. You can get cash for $5,000,000 of i travelers’ cheques, close a $50,000 . business deal or get the exact in formation you want, concerning your !ta* returns in a feyr minutes any time ■ oof the day in Octsfk. The banks, the I business and professional men, the merchants, the city and county offi-j , cials and the civic bodies are all on* ; b ** t. *;I * 1 A Marion County Orange Grove }V** ' their jobs. You just go iu there ;uid make a noise like business and se what happens. I know what I’m talk ing about. And if I wanted to fill this story full of figures and statistics generally, 1 could get some of the nicest, fattest, juiciest bunches you ever held before your eyes. I’m telling you this Miss Ocala (of Marion county, Florida), is some attractive lady. She’s got the goods, if yim know what that means, and I dare you to write to the secre tary of the board of trade, and ask him anything about his county or city. You’ll get a reply ho quick you’ll ./^.' : \ Ajßjffi|3£s?'lk• . v ' r ; •ji?i. Vp-‘i ; v" ’: : ''v'a'". ’" ~ .'- V-C ;£ •- , think the answer was written before i your letter got to Aim. 1 Aud it is the game way with the ' Ocala motor club. Their secretary 'has nine medals (gold medals), which ! he has won for. promptness. And what’s more, he tells you what you want to know about roads ’nevery j thing. He's an authority on those , two subjects. i Furthermore he draws a salary () won't say how much) and if any S. O. S. from a idem her of the Florida State Automobile Association (oc A. A. A. from any state) asking for tour ing information which he receives is l uot answered in two minutes by a stop watch, he is fined and his med als taken from him. This has uevet , happened, understand, but it just shows you how Miss Ocala regulates ber household affairs. I And what would you say if I told i you that Miss Ocala has some fine planr. for the future? Plans which i j-.. - - si/j:. ±Ai axe soon to be put in operation. 1 don’t mean that she expects simply to powder her nose and take another look in the ♦mirror (although that** good business, at that), but what I'm talking about is that she’s going to have some further improvements, j some added conveniences, some extra frills and possibly seme big additions to the family headquarters. She told me when last 1 saw hex. that the joy til living was a contagious thing twich she always wished to latch, arid that she was confident that she* ■ noW had a good case of it. She said, > it had been working on her for seme a iine, h-.ae thought. Of cour.-e I could o’, reply that "her wkh was my deasure,” and. anything that would make her more beautiful and happy would certainly not be opposed by me. That's talking some to a lady, don’t you think? But, say. she's worth it, that Misg Ocala. When you go to her you will find her at home right near the center of the state, on a fine elevated site, in the county that probably produces more of everything raised in Florida (wfi.h the exception of the specialty crops in specialty 'section;-) than any county. On the Dixie Highway Near Mclntosh Marion County You just tell Miss Ocala who you are, where you are from, what you art looking for, and if it’s good for you and for her that you should locate in Marion county, von can assured that nothing short of a machine gun company of U. S. soldiers can pre vent you from realizing your desires. Nobody can stand against those U. machine gun boys: even the Germans will tell you that. I*. S.— Miss OCala just sent me a copy of her famous “Prosperity” pre scription, the one she always recoin mends for people who, living beyond the borders of Florida have not the opportunity to prosper which will be theirs if they came to her county, es pecially. 1 reproduce it herewith. She secured it from a mighty good doctor, but since there’s no copyright on it, go to it. It’s also a “beauty" prescription, as well as a “prosperity" mixture. She Z. C. Chambliss’ Blue Ribbon Steer OCALA, FLORIDA. FR.’CAY. AUGUST 8. 1913. j says it will make you both handsome land rich. i Dr. . ommon Horse Sense, j Office in Everybodys Brain, Every j where. Generous nature, half ounce. Better climate, two drachms. Dong season, four drachms. Bigger opportunities, C scruples. Pleasant surroundings, 2 ounces. Fair treatment, enough to make S ounces, Sign—Mix thoroughly with good people and exercise your best abili ties. Take regularly 365 days in the year in Marion county. Florida, Fol low this with renewed efforts and you should soon show signs of iin provement which will be indicated by this mark (ss•ss) all over your bank account. CC ALA BO UN DISC FORWARD . ! '' k Ocala’s vacant .tenres are being rap- Jidly occupied. The O. K. Tea Pot Grocery will soon be ,back in its old quarters. The R. -L. Bridges Com pany will occupy th*> store now occu pied by the O. K., and the Jirash Gro -1 eery Company is occupying the store formerly occupied by the Bridges Company. Mr. B. F. Condon will oc cupy the Star building and the Star the D. M. Smith Duilding. Mr. Alle rrrand will occupy a store next to the L. A. Gabel Delfco store in the Harring ton Hisll block; the Federal bakery . rti . *** Mi. '*■ . is occupying a. store in the Gcal: House block. New businesses and new stores are springing up in dif ferent parts of the-city —an under ground movement of prosperity seerm to be on foot. There is scarcely a vacant store room or dwelling in the city. PJLLANS - SMITH WHOLESALE GROCERY COMPANY Messrs. ,L. H. Pillans and J. D. Smith, formerly of the J. L. Smith Re tail Grocery Company, have opened up a wholesale grocery and grain business and have rented the store building in the Merchants block form erly occupied by Mr. B. F. Condon. Mr. Pillans will be in direct charge, and as he is young, ambitious and enterprising and is familiar with the grocery business, it almost goes without saying that under his manage ment the business will be Hueesßfuliy conducted. We hope that we shall from time to time have the pleasure of noting its continual expansion. K-jKv" y’ i ; |*|Wn m W* ’ irr '-G BR a M OXFORD PICNIC LARGELY ATTENDED; j MANY PROMINENT SPEAKERS PRESENT An annual picnic at Oxford, in our sister county, has become one of the verities as fixed as the Fourth of July, Thanksgiving or Christmas. It is the county fete day. * The custom is an excellent one, as i: brings ail the people t.oogetr.er. and the social amenities ripen inti strong er ties cf friendship and the memory, is charged with many pleasant recol- i lections. . It was estimated that as many as two thousand attended the gathering ■ there last Saturday, and the number of automobiles on the grounds fully justified the estimate Some made the j count much larger. In former days vehicles of every! description filled the woods but on ] this occasion a wagon was not tc- be ! seen The automobile has come to I stay. He ie king of the highway and I it is decreed That he is to have per-! petual sway. j One cf the first persons we met was, Mr. Griggs, wno lives across the Ok- j lfiwaha, near Lynne. He Lad tome' forty miles..' He said that he covered the distance much easier and speed ier than he could have gone ten miles with horse-power in! former days over sandy roads, un- i dex a hot August sun, with an expen- ! diture of sympathy for the jaded an- ! irnai nearly every mile of the way. j Governor Catts was of coarse the ! attraction and drawing card at the Oxford gathering this year, unless It j was partly due to. the report that Tom j Watson, the famous Georgia populist, was also to grace the occasion. The little community, we are told, 1* a Catts stronghold, or was in the last gubernatorial election. Governor Catts was on the ground early distributing his literature. No overgrown newsboy at the time of some great epoehrophal event could have been more assiduous. Everybody was given one of his leaflets, and those who welcomed the senatorial candidate with a smile were given a number, and were asked to be a mis sionary in their distribution. The speaking began at 11 o’clock. Hon. S- J. "Wicker. S’umter’s mem. ber of the legislature, was master of ceremonies and performed his func tions admirably. Governor Catts said that he needed no introduction to an Oxford audience. That before he was elected governor he conducted a religious revival in the little Baptist church (pointing to the building) where he cemented many strong friendships, some of whom had * crossed the Jordan to the happier! land. He mentioned a number by! name, paying each. one a passing trib ute. He next hopped on to the Tampa Tribune. He said that paper had cre ated against him a false impression I throughout the state. That while In’ Tampa it sent a fool reporter !rt inter- ; view him, and got the interview all j w rong. He said that he did not say i that the Tribune had tried to bribe j' him, but it tried tc tribe the legisla- i lure of the entire state by offering J 25- ] !('OO to prevent an .extra session, and i ! that the offer was made in the inter-j je.st of TV liquor dealers of Tam pa pri-; \ marily, and the whiskey dealers of! [the balance of the state incidentally.! The governor stuck to the proposi-! j 1 ion cf the thr*-e men attempting To, ! bribe him in his office by offering him , ,850,000 if he would acll off the extra! | session. Didn’t r* member their names but said that they were "Cuban-look ! ing rnen.” . 1 1 He next offered an explanation of his Tampa labor speech. He said that he wanted to arbitrate the differences existing betw|eon th- 3 operators and ’the employes, and that everybody was' !in favor of doing so but Colonel Peter 'O. Knight, whom he referred to as i "Hog Island Pete.” He said that Pe ter represented the "interests, *’ but that he believed that the Florida crackers would stand by their govern or. Ke next told of his visits to the Grade Cattle Near Ocaia. Chamklise Sc Cos. various military cantonments where ■ Florida toy was stationed. He mea tioned quite a number by .dine, but rwelt at length upon the condition* ; he found at Camp 'Wheeler, near Ma con. He found the soldiers there with no 1 under garments, no top garments, no overcoats, no blankets, no stoves, no nurses, many dying of pneumonia* sitting in chairs while in a dying con dition, and fed on “weeners - —-a kind of sausage. He found the officers paralyzed and apparently helpless to do anything to ■remedy * the tragic condition of af fairs. He summoned them and demanded to know what, it all meant. They said that they hail written, telegraph ed and phoned, and that nothing could be done. He said that he would show them how. That those Macon store* wer© chock-a-block with clothing, blankets arid stoves, and yet those poor soldier boys were shivering with with cold, and dying. He made those generals and other officers get busy, and in a little while, as if by magic, conditions were changed There was a genera) sanitation, and clothes, stoves, nurses and everything was forthcoming He told the difference between a one-eyed and a two-eyed man. The one-eyed man had his eye only on one thing, while the two-eyed man on two things, especially if a pretty wom an was in sight. Put it down, he said that a two-eyed man is always look ing two ways, and the one-eyed man only one way, and he is looking that way with a direct purpose in view. He then eulogized Ben Tillman, the one-eyed senator from South Caro lina. He told how “Ottl Ben” with his pitchfork straightened out things in Washington. On one occasion a ikisen dignitaries called on. the secretary of war, and were lold to take their seats in the ante-chamber and await their tuni when along came the olie-eyed senator from South Carolina He was told tc be seated with the others and wait hi* turn —that the secretary would see him just as soon as possible Not for one minute would the rugged old statesman be seated by a number af automatons. He would See the secre tary. and see him right now. I am Senator Tillman, he said; T nrr * Unit ed States senator, and am a impor tant as the secretary of war ,*nd I will see him or know the reason why. His demand was not ornp .-d with and so he stamped out of th* n Hiding but before he irot to his oftf< ► tel ephone, bel! rarur. The re-ary of war was at the other end >f the |lna He would be pleased to h.i v* an lm m-diate consultation witn tne sena tor. The consultation wa nad, and as a result South Caroline w tu> plas tered over with eantonrmritn and oth er governmental favors, wm.e Senator Fletcher, with the assisturi * of others got only one ranfonnwr• for Florida, and two little aviation That's the difference h* -alii, be tween a one-eyed man. b-nt <n a via gle thing, and a w-ey*d an bebf on nothing in partleulsr The governor *ld that if he was elected to the senats, the? e-fore the expiration of hi* first term of offie#. he would have ocean going e** ,-r* ply ing the Withlarn** hee riv*r . j gating the famous Okfawnhn To Mil ver Springs and th# upper lakes. That Florida would get her full share of the national appropriation* •* whic% she is entitled by vlrtu of her no# miles of sea coast, and h* would see that she got her full share whethse he was on the commerce committee er not. . The governor la opposed to eatUe dipping. The time is not yt ripe, ha said, for so radical a measure. Ha told how a cattle delegation visited Tallahassee some time during tbs SSS sion of the legislature, and could us* get a hearing before the commute* eu (Continued on Page tight) 11.50 ▲ YEAR