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Volume 55: Number 2.
Banner Correspondent Celebrates 71st Birthday To the Editor Ocala Banner: The writer, on the 12th inst., pass ed his seventy-first mile-stone in life Seventy-one years fraught with about as much joy and happiness as has ever lallen to the lot of man. Sixty nine of these years have been spent in Cotton Plant. We have seen this community grow from a wilderness, teeming with wild life, to a communi ty of well-tilled farms; from a com munity with less than a score of per sons to a densely settled community of as good people as live anywhere. We have seen this community grow from a community without a school or school building to a community with a“ splendid school, taught by an effi cient teacher in an up to date school building.'' Sixty-nine years ago there was no church organization and no church building; today there is a good church organization worship ping in a building second to no rural church building in the state. Sixty-five years we have been a member of St. Johns Sunday school, holding all positions from pupil to su perintendent. For fifty-four years we have been a member of St. Johns church and have held all positions a layman could hold. Our work, al though feeble and much less than we could or should have done, in these two organizations, has been for the uplift of the community and a highei standard of religious thought and ac tion. What we have done was from a sense of duty and obligation to God and our fellow man, for the reward we hope to receive when we are call ed up higher, and not for the plaudits of anyone on earth. It is a beautiful custom, Mr. Edi tor, and one we hope will never be abandoned to lay flowers on the grave of a friend, to speak well of him and praise , his work during life, but it may be that some who place flowers’ on the grave never threw them in his pathway through life, some who speak in a praiseworthy manner of their deceased friend fail ed during his life to encourage and praise him when praise and\encour agement would have been helpful. When all that is mortal of us shall have been consigned to mother earth someone will lay flowers on our grave; some will say that .a good man has gone to receive his reward; some will say that he did his -work whi’e he lived and is at rest. If any of the members of St. Johns Sunday school should do or say these things they will have the conscious ness of knowing that they did these things while we lived. On last Sunday at St. Johns Sun day school a beautiful and inspiring incident took place* without any refer ence or knowledge as to our birthday. ! The incident to which we refer had been planned and in operation for sev eral months and had b°en kept a pro found secret from us; even our chil dren, tfrho live in different parts ofr the state, had been invited to he ent and all save one and his family were* there. At the close of the Sun day school exercises the superintend-, ent called us to the front, and in a few well chosen words presented us with a beautiful loving cup. upon which was this inscription: “To D. M. Barco, from St. Johns Sunday School, M. E. C. S., in Remembrance of a Life Service.” We had never expected such a recognition of our services and was ‘so surprised that we scarcely knew what to say, but in a feeble way we told the school how grateful we were for this recognition at their hands, and among other things we told them that as beautiful as the cup was, and so inspiring as was the inscription, that we prized above all the motive that actuated each one in the giving, and words could not express our appreciation of the love and respect the school had shown us. After the services were over, a beautiful feast of good things to eat *as spread at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Woodward, and all the relatives of the writer who were pre ent were invited to share in the feast, each family furnishing its share of as good a dinner as it has ever been our good fortune to partake of. Those at Sunday school and at the feast were Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Bell and family of Hernando, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Veal land family of Wild- VQOd, Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Veal and ■ THE OCALA BANNER family, Mr. and Mrs. Newcomb Bar co and family, and Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Tucker and family, all of Cotton Plant; Miss Carrie Barco and Mrs. M. L. Reynolds and two children of Ocala, as well as Miss Lucas, the efficient teacher of Cotton Plant pchool, and Mr. J. H. Seckinger of Martel. Thus ended a beautiful day in wniqh a beautiful deed was enacted that will bring each of us closer to gether and cause unity of spirit and action for the advancement of God’s work on earth. WOMAN’S CLUB RECEIVES BEAU TIFUL COMPLIMENT My dear Mrs. Dozier: — We are more than pleased, in fact, we are tickled to death with the very generous contribution* amounting in all to $121.50 just received through your kindness, $5.00 of which repre sents a donation made by Mr./ H. M. Walton, and the $116.50 representing *he proceeds of the special party given for the benefit of our Soicety. This is one of the finest contribu tions we have ever had from any Wo man’s Club in the State, and we real ly appreciate it more than words can express. I trust that you will be kind enough to express our very generous appreciation for this perfectly wonder ful contribution to the officers and members of ycur club at your earliest opportunity, for we want every one of them to know how generously we j do appreciate this splendid boost in our work. Thanking you net only for this great help but for all that the Ocala Woman’s Club has done for us for i many years, and wishing you all the j joys of the Holiday Season and a hap py and prosperous New Year, I am Very sincerely yours, Mr. Galen Barbee, an old Confeder-i ate veteran formerly of Kentucky, but j now of Sparta, Illinois, is among the winter visitors to our state, and is at present located at Summerfield. Mr. i Barbee is delighted with our section and climate, and says in comparison to that of the north, it is simply ideal. OCALA AT GAINESVILLE The boys’ basket bail team of the Ocala High School will play the boys basket ball team of the Gainesville High School at Gainesville this after noon at 3:30 o'clock, Quite a number will go up in automobiles to witness the game. IN ERROR In the page advertisement of Mr. B. Goldman, printed elsewhere in this issue, an error appears in the price of ladies’ skirts. The price reads in this advertisement, $3.98, ' when it should have been s4.9B—and at the price a better bargain would be hard to find. BOUQUETS FOR THE BANNER In renewing his subscription to the Banner, Dr. R. R. Snowden, who still holds a warm place in his heart for Ocala and her people says: “I have the pleasure to enclose my check for subscription for > another year to the greatest banner that waves. “I hope you have all had a pleasant and happy holiday season and wish ing you a continuation of the same.” Mr. George Mac Kay says: “Long may the Banner wave.” An expdrt tight rope performer gave some thrilling acts Tuesday and Wednesday on a rope stretched from the top of the Merchants block to the Qcala House, both performances at tracting large crowds. L_ SAUSAGE TIME—HOG KILLING TIME Red Pepper, per lb., 50c. Black Pepper, ground, per lb., 40c. Liquid Smoke, $1 bottles, 85c. 100 lb bags Best Salt, $1.60. U-SERVE STORES Cash and Carry, One east, one west city square Ocala, Fla. •T-.'V.’V'v •>.. ; ' . i? THE NEWSPAPER—"WHAT 18 IT BUT A MAP OF BUSY LIFE, ITB FLUCTUATIONS AND VAST CONCERNS**—COW PER JUDGE FUTCH BUSY Judge L. E. Futch has entered upon the discharge of the duties of his of fice and wears the ermine as grace fully as if he had worn it time out or memory. On Monday he performed the rites that joined the hearts and fortunes of Mr. Henry Wilson of Wildwood and Miss Amanda Thompson of this city in the holy bonds of wedlock. On Tuesday he heard the case against Mrs. Grace Long and placed her under a bond of S3OO to await the action of the grand jury. Efforts are being made by her moth er to give the bond and secure her daughter’s release. The bond has since been secured. Mrs. Long is charged with forging a number of checks. It will* be remembered that she was rooming with Mrs. Martha Williams when that lady was sand-bagged and Mrs. Long also claimed to have been knocked unconscious. At the time Mrs. Williams missed her check book and later on a num ber of those checks were returned to hc-r with her name signed to them, which she pronounced a forgery. NEWS FROM REDDICK Proprietor of the Ferguson Drug Cos. is in Tampa this week attending to business for the company. Miss Legie Shealey spent, Saturday and Sunday in Ocala with her brother and mother. Mrs. J. F. Sprinkle, principal of our school spent Saturday and Sunday with relatives at Salt Springs. Mrs. S. T. Carswell of Jacksonville arrived Mov day to spend a short time | with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. N. Johnson. James F. Bishop, who is taking a j business course at the Jacksonville Business college, returned to his studies after spending his vacation with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Bishop. Several of the Legion members at tended the meeting of the Post Wed nesday night, and enjoyed the banquet given by the Auxiliary. They all re port a fine time and plenty of good eats. Messrs. R. W. and S. W. MeAuley have erected them a building bn their Hickory Ridge farm, near town, and are living a bachelor’s life. Here is a wonderful chance for two girls, who are thinking of going to the farm to raise chickens, pigs and everything. They have as their mascot, Willie Weatherspoon, better known as “Last Day.’” Rev. J. W. Core and daughter, Edith, were shopping in Gainesville Monday. Miss Bessie Murphy, who has been visiting Miss Clara Smith, returned to her home in Asheville, N. C., Sat urday. S. B. Ware, of Ocala was a business visitor to our city Monday afternoon. Mrs. T. L. Brothers is visiting rel atives and friends in Rochelle and Palatka. C. M. Carn, who was operated on at his home Sunday is reported improv ing. . ' John F. Dupree is on the sick list this week. Rev. I. E. Phillips filled hie regular appointment at the Presbyterian church Sunday morning and evening. The body cl Private J. C. Reynolds arrived in the city from New York yesterday afternoon and is now at the undertaking parlors of Sam R. Pyles & Cos., where it will remain until Sun day afternoon, when the funeral par ty will leave for the cemetery across the river. The services will be held at 3:30 p. m. It is hopdd that a large number will be in attendance to pay their last respects to this brave young soldier, who gave his life for the free dom of his country. NOTICE The laws of Florida require all au tomobiles to have a 1921 license num ber January Ist. 1921. All automobile drivers not having 1921 license tags on February Ist, 1921, will be pros ecuted. S. C. M. THOMAS, ' 1 14 4t Sheriff Marion County, Fla. NOTICE The annual meeting of the stock holders of the L. C. Smith Dry oGods Company will be held at the com pany’s office at 11 a. m., Tuesday, January 25th, for the purpose of electing officers and for such oth er business as may come before it. 1 14 12t L. C. SMITH. THE OCALA BANNER,FRIDAY, JANUARY 14, 1921. DR. FRANK E. M’CLANE HAS NER VOUS BREAKDOWN A special from Marianna says that Dr. Frank* E. McClaine, superinten dent of the Florida Industrial School for Boys, located here, is confined to his bed, seriously ill from complete nervous breakdown. For the past year Dr. McClane has taken upon himself many extra duties of the school, and* this, in connection with his regular work, with no cessa tion, has brought about his present condition. His illness prevented his 'attending the inauguration and per sonally leading the school’s band;, which he himself trained. With a quiet rest his .physicians entertains hope for a rapid recovery. BELLEVIEW PROSPEROUS AND . HAPPY Mr. Charles Fox, of Bridgeport, Conn., ip the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Clarkson. Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Raymond, of Ridgefield, Conn., are guests at the Lake View house. Mr. W. H. Millson, a former resi dent here has moved to St. Cloud, Florida, where he will make his fu ture hojne. The Beleview Utilities Cos. have in stalled water in Mrs. Mattie Jones’ cdttage, Mrs. Merrills, and the M. E. Parsonage in the past few days. The Belleview Guii and Rod Club began work on their new building at Smith lake Mcsiday. Geo. W. Coggs well is chairman of the building com mittee and Mr. John T. Hames will have charge of construction. .-Mr* and Mrs. Price have purchased the Lindsay farm formerly occupied by C. E. Abshier and son. Mr. and Mrs. Owens and family of Arkansas are visiting with Mr. Emer son at Hallock Lodge. They will rent land here for a year before buying. At the last meeting of the Town Counfeil the finance committee were ordered to revise the assessments and lo confer with Mr. Colbert in an, hon est endeavor to get all taxable .prop erty on the books at a just valuation. Recent examinations disclose the alarming fact that not only lots but whole blocks have been escaping tax ation for years. Chas. L. Freeman spent Sunday at Sputh Lake Weir. Mr. and Mrs. Kidd have been enter taining guests from South Carolina the past week. Messrs. Miller and Kuhn of Moss Bluff were visiting here Sunday. MEMORIAL To the Ocala Banner: Mr. E. Clemons departed January ninth for hi§ heavenly mansion. Our I love and sympathy is extended to i those nearest and dearest to him in this, their time of bereavement of a noble-minded, kind-hearted husband and father. The writer had business i ‘ dealings for many years with Mr. j Clemons, and always found him pleasant, upright and perfectly hon orable. He certainly was a true, de voted husband, also a kind, loving father, and- a faithful friend. He leaves his wife eight-children and eight grandchildren. Mr. Clemons united with the Sparr Baptist church as soon as he moved j pere, and he lived a true Christian life. While he has gone away, his good works, smile and voice will be missed, vet all will cherish a recol-i lection of his pure, exemplary walk ; through life. What 8 beautiful thought to know | they are near, Those who in life we loved best, . To know they bring a message of cheer From the Golden City of Rest.* ind in the stillness of the night, They whisper of hope and love. To give us strength for the journey here. From the bright, fair city above. Mr. Clemons readily responded to tbe call o four Heavenly Father when he in infinite love and wisdom sum moned him to the home above, and \ye feel assured a crown of righteous ness awaited his coming, and some day, with those who loved him best, we all shall meet him in God’s bright home above where there will be no more pain, tears or sorrow. We, the members of Sparr Baptist church, deeply feel the .loss of our friend, and we tender to his grieved ones out sincere sympathy. While no one understands why he was called, let all bow in submsision to the will of our Father, God, who doeth all things well. FRIEND, “MISS JESSIE.’' Prosecuting Attorney Says Sip Not, SmeD Not, Handle Not Ocala, Fla., Jan. 13, 1921. To the Ocala Banner: i In view of the fact .that some of our most valued citizens seem to have failed to realize that in this State we have certain laws evidently intended to eliminate the use of intoxicating liquors within the borders of Florida, I deem it my duty to call attention to all concerned to some of the fea tures of these laws, in order that those who violate same may know what to expect: You must not manufacture, sell, barter or exchange such liquor, nor transport same from one point in the state to another point in the state, fexcept as allowed by law; or to have such liquor in your possession, cus tody or control, except as provided by the statute; —as to this exceptions I suggest you make a very careful study, for, with few exceptions, it Is a case of “touch not, taste not’ handle not.” Especial attention is called to the fact that “it shall be unlawful for any person to become or be drunk or in toxicated,” —that is, visibly under the influence of intoxicating liquors. This feature of the law has not been im pressed on some of our citizens in the past as I shall attempt to see it done in the future in view of the fact of the more than a year w*bich has pass* ed during which an opportunity has been given to “sober up” and prepare for w-hat the law demands of all good patriotic citizens. To those who fail to heed this particular warning, and “TEA FOR THREE” The above pretty play was the at traction at the Temple last night when Mr. Bert Leigh Acker, who half belongs to Ocala, took the leading part, was* welcomed by a crowded house. All the parts were splendidly per formed add it was pronounced one of the best attractions an Ocala audi ence has witnessed in any number of seasons. The praise of the audience was a rich literary banquet. NEED A NURSE Any one needing an experienced practical nurse, please call for Mrs. Clara Gibson, 320 Daugbrety st. tf Dr. J. E. Chace has been spending this week in Jacksonville attending the five day dental clinic that opened in the Seminole hotel Monday morn ing. Dentists from ail over Florida have been in attendance. Dr. F. E. Roach, an eminent Chicago specialist, is the principal clinician who made addresses during this clinic. SAM SMALL TO BE IN OCALA Rev. Sam Small, a once former newspaper reporter and a contempora ry of Sam Jones, is to preach in the Baptist church in Ocala on Sunday, January 30th. A number of years ago Mr. Small, with John Temple Graves conducted a newspaper in Jacksonville, and soon after his conversion visited Ocala and preached at the Methodist church here. He is an eloquent speaker. . y The Sunday School Convention is in session in Tampa, with Dr. J. H. Therrell in charge. The Tampa Times prints a picture of the eminent Sun day school worker. Mr. W. M. Jlapp. superintendent of the pipe line of Atuanta and Mr. Ran dall of the Randall Lumber Com pany of Atlanta, who have been on a fishing trip to the gulf for a couple of weeks, are now at Lake Kerr on a fishing trip. They are enjoying the’r visit to Florida immensely. SAUSAGE TIME—HOG KILLING TIME Red Pepper, per lb., 50e. Black Pepper, ground, per lb., 40c. Liquid Smoke, $1 bottles, 85c. 100 lb bags Best Salt, $1.60. . U-SERVE STORES Cash and Carry, One east, one west city square Ocala, Fla. Subscribe to tbe Ocala Banner. especially those who are unable to give a clear and full account fironx whom they received their liquor, such as will justify the conviction in this county of the party supplying the so called “beverage,” I shall insist a pen ality be imposed of such nature as will teach them to take nothing in toxicating short of being able to tes tify who supplied it, —possibly a few treatments of this sort will cure “loss of memory” on the paril of some. Violators of the statute are entitled to a penality of not to exceed a fine of $500.00 or imprisonment for six monthes, or both;', when convinced in the, County Judge’s court of even be ing “intoxicated,” so it will be seen the law is not intended as & mere “white-washing” process'as some seem to pretend to foiink, but has “teeth” which can bite good and deep. In conclusion, I desire to call upon all those who have the good of our beloved Florida at heart to inform our sheriff, or the undersigned, of all vio lations of law falling within their notice, giving the time, place, name of 'violator or violators, and of wit nesses, so that proceeding may be brought against the offended or offend ers, as it is my sincere desire to do what I can to have a clean up of this county under the statute I have men tioned. To those who so assist I begr to state your names will be held in confidence by this office if you so de sire. L. N. GREEN, Prosecuting Attorney. CITATION OF ADMINISTRATION In the County Judge’s Court, Marion County, Florida. By the County Judge of said county: Whereas, Calhoune C. Waits applied to this court for letters of administra tion on the estate of Edward Kin Olsen, deceased, late of said county of Marion. These are, therefore to cite and admonish all and singular the kindred and creditors of said deceased to be and appear before this court, on or before the 14th day of February, A. D., 1921, and file objections, if any they have, to the granting letters as afore said otherwise the same will be grant ed a? prayed. Witness my name as County Judge of the county aforesaid, this the 10th < day of January, A. D., 1%?1. L. E. FUTCH, County Judge. 1 14 5t NOTICE * . Notice of Application for Tax Deed Under Section 8. Chapter 4888, Laws of Florida Notice is hereby given that W. E. Teuton purchaser of Tax Certificate No. 457, dated the 7th day of June, A. D„ |1915 has filed said certificate in my~office, and has made application for Tax Deed to issue in accordance with law. Said certificate embraces the following described property situ ated in Marion County, Florida, to wit*—W*4 of of se% pection 3, township 14, south range 23, east. The said land being assessed at the date of issuance of such certificate in the name of H. B. Hamilton. Unless said certificate shall be re deemed according to law. Tax Deed will issue thereon the 14th day of ; February, A. D., 1921. Witness my official signature and seal this the 10th day of January, A. D., 1921. (Seal) T. D. LANCASTER, JR., Clerk Circuit Court, Marion'Co., Fla. NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR LEAVE TO SELL MINOR'S LAND t Notice is hereby given to all whqm it may concern, that Eloise Cri z Lytle as Guardian of Mabel Esther Lytle .minor, will, on the 15th day of February, A. D., 1921. apply to the Honorable L. E. Futeh, County Judge in and for Marion County, .Florida, at his office in the Court House in said County, at ten o’clock A. M„ or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard, for authority to sell, at private ( sale, the one-fifth interest of said Mabel Esther Lytle in and to the fol lowing real estatet, in Marion County, Florida! to-wit: Nw*4 of se*4 of sw%;w% of sw y 4 of se*4 of section 21, township IT south, range 24 east, containing 30 acres more or less. Said land belonging to the estate of Frank Lytle, deceased, and to be sold for the best interest of said minor. Ocala, Florida, January 12th, JELOISE CRITZ LYTLE, Guardian of Mabel Esther Lytle, a minor. l-14-5t Govraor Hardee has asked for the resignation' of all convict inspectors under Catts’ administration and has already appointed a corps of road commissioners. $1.50 A YEAR