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FRIDAY JULY 21, 1922.
measles and the mosquito Dr. Royal S. Copeland, Commis sioner of Health for the City of New fork, makes the flat assertion that measles can be completely wiped out in this county in forty-eight hours. In the same breath we are authori tatively advised that the pestilent mosquito cannot fly more than one thousand feet and live. What a reflection on the United States Government, if these asser tions be correct, and there is no rea son to doubt them. The one great ' necessary step; namely, passing this information under government au thority directly to the people, is ig nored. Consequently, measles ’ still carry death and suffering to the young, and mosquitoes spread their poison over almost every inch of the United States. It may be possible for the press, unaided by the government, to bring ,sorae relief, though lack of unified action undoubtedly must end in fail ure. If the mosquito cannot fly more than one thousand feet, then every | householder has it within his power , to establish for himself at least a mosquito zone. Clean up for one thousand feet. See that old bottles and tin cans containing water are de stroyed or emptied, that cesspools are kept closely sealed, that house gutters are kept clean. Sprinkle sus pected spots with kerosene, and get the cooperation of every citizen. For measles Dr. Copeland’s recipe is even more simple. Keep the pa tient absolutely isolated for forty eight hours. How easy it would be for the government to lay down prac tical rules to destroy these evils and to enlist the people in a united cam paign to that end, asking in plainly signed advertising under the signa ture of the President of the United States, if necessary, the co-operation of every citizen. Of the gentlemen, now so busy flirt ing for the vote, would press through legislation of this character, perhaps they might stand a better chance than they will by rolling the per; barrel. THE AMERICAN FLAG Larry Hodgson says that the Ameri can flag is no mere fabric of silk or bunting— no mere beautiful cloth wo ven by human hands. It is a living tl’ing, pulsing with the throbbing ar dors of humanity, glowing with the fervor of immortal hopes, leaping out in ecstacies of love and dream. It la an altar fragrant with sacrifice. It U heaven wherein the sanctified are gathered. It is the heme where free dom dwells. It is the battlefield where in honor strikes its blow for the causg of God. It is a flame springing up to consume injustice and wither the hosts of wrong. It is a vojpe that speaks with the eloquence of the graves where sleep those heroes who died to make it mean purity and lighteousnerfs. He who looks upon that Flag with ransomed eyes be holds within its folds the Windswept faces of boys, who died along the thunder smitten hills of France. The flag of the United Sttes is the Glory cf God, shining in the face of those who dream of a world made clean enough to be the dwelling place of God> For such a flag true men will always gladly die —for such a flag good men will always nobly live. Biliousness and Constipation ‘‘For years I was troubled with biliousness and constipation, which made life miserable for me. My appe tite failed me. 1 lost my usual force and vitality. Pepsin preparations and cathartics only made matters worse. 1 do not konw where I should have been today had 1 not tried Chamber lain’s Tablets. The tablets relieve the ill feeling at once, strengthen the digestive functions, helping the sys tem to do its work naturally,” writes Mrs. Rosa Potts, Birmingham. Ala. — adv. STILL REGISTERING A KICK AGAINST THE GOVERNOR The governor came, was entertained, he spoke, and has now departed. His words fell upon ears keenly attuned and expectant of some messages from the state’s chief executive regarding questions of graet local import, but there were no words dealing with it. The governor had been expected to deal, casually, at least, with the ques tion of law enforcement in Hillsbor ough county. It had been hoped that he would make an explanation of his exoneration of the sherifT, county soli citor and other officials and thus place bitnself in a better light before the people. No such explanation was made. Instead, the governor confined himself to an issue which, though im portant, is almost totally obscured in Tampa and Hillsborough county at the present time by the more important issues just mentioned. Are the law abiding people going to rule, or will things be allowed to run wide open here as before? Mr. Governor, we are disappointed. You had a vital ques- !!?" * hlch you "<! have discussed ,th Tampans, yet you have evaded it apparently purposely. Your action in he Spencer-Givens case remains, as before, undefended and unexplained. ou stand before the public of Hills borough county and of Florida as hav ing winked at plain violations, charg ed not only in sworn affidavits but in an official jury report. Will you ever have any answer to make or will you Sontmue to avoffi this issue as you did Wednesday?— Tampa Citizen. THE PRESIDENT AND CABINET PHOTOGRAPHED The glimpses of our great men which the author of ‘*Th e Mirrors of Washington” gives us in his new bock “Behind the Mirrors,” are quite as interesting and in some cases quite as enlightening as those in the first named work. From “Behind the Mir rors" take a peek at President Hard ing and his cabinet: President Harding—“ Feebler than Taft.” Secretary of State Hughes—“Mr. Hughes mind is distinctly inferior to Mr. Harding s, which is one reason why he never became President and Mr. Harding uid.” Secretary of the Treasury Mellon—! ‘‘The shyest and most awkward man who ever rose to power.” Seuetary of War Weeks —“Nearer ! a ki° mentally to the President than any oilier member of the Cabinet but with more industry and more capacity for details than his chief.” Secretary of the Navy Denby—“Has a big heart and more enthusiasm than 1 he has self-command, judgment and j j intelligence.” | Secretary of the Interior Fall—"He i bas the frontiersman's impatience, j Prom his kind, lynch law springs.” i Attorney General Daugherty—“ln j j physique, burly, thick-necked, his eyes j are unsteady, his face alternately oval land minatory—l should say lie bluffed effectively—rough in personality. His i view of the world being highly per sonal. his instinctive idea of office is that it. too, is personal, something to | be used, always within the law, to aid friends and to punish enemies.” Secretary of Commerce Hoover — “The practical utility of his mind, is conditioned upon the minds of Mr. Harding, Mr. Weeks and Mr. Daugh erty.” Secretary of Labor Davis—“A pro fessional glad-hand man.” BURIED TREASURE IN FLORIDA The many stcries of the burial of chests of private gold along the coasts of Florida has a parrallel in one from the interior. This latter one goes j i back to the Seminele wars and is told ! by the Dade City Banner, which news paper is printed near the scene of the > alleged “cache” of coin made by a United States army paymaster. Just when the gold was buried seems to be uncertain, claims being made that it was shortly after the erec tum of For.. Dade in 1837, and a late: Seminole war in 1852, but the news peper quoted is of the opinion that it was at the earlier period. The circumstances were that an army paymaster was on his way tc Fort Brooke (Tampa) with a consid erable quantity of gold with which to pay the troops there. Even the amount of this treasure is in dispute, one story being to the effect" that it consisted of SSO,OOO worth of Spanish doubloons and the other, that the sum was much less —$25,000 and in American gold coinage. As much of the gold then in use was of Spanish mintage it is thought the first theory as to the kind of money is the correct one. It is asserted that the detail of men accompanying the paymaster was not following the regular route, probably for safety, but on a trail known as the “hen cart road.” While encamped in what is known as the Williams ham mock they received word of the ap proach of a large body of Indians, and made haste to bury the treasure.which they hid under a copper kettle and at the foot of a leaning tree. Here again stories vary, one being that all save one man w r as killed in the attack and another saying the party escaped to Fort Dade. At any rate, during or soon after the Civil war a young man named C. E. Wells found, while hunting, an inverted copper ket tle partially buried in the earth and at the foot of a leaning tree. He had never heard of the buried treasure i story, however, and supposed the ket tle to have been left there by some Indian. , - Wells later moved to Tampa but has a brother yet living in the vicinity and an effort on their part to locate the spot failed but the brother thinks the hammock has not yet been clear ed, hence the treasure, if such there be, may some day be located. —Agnew’ Walsh in Miami Metropolis. DODGE TRUCK A 1921 model Dodge Business Car. with express body, first class mechani cal condition. Terms. R. R. CARROLL, Ocala, Fla. —7-21-2 t. Banner want ads bring you results. EVERYTING ROSE-TINTED AT WEIRSDALE Many Properties Changing Hands— The Outlook More Promising Than Ever Before Many properties have changed hands at Weirsdale within recent months. R. D. Douglas has purchased | from J- M. Douglas twenty-eight acres includmg fourteen acres in an orange grove about a mile east of Stanton. J. M. Douglas has bought the Perrin ! property just east cf Weirsdale. This j property takes in a hillside overlook img the lake and is one cf the most : desirable properties on Lake Weir. I Fifty acres are included in the tract. i j Messrs. Bryant and- Hughes of Orangeburg, S. C., purchased all of the Frank Bryant grove property, con sisting of about forty acres at Weirs dale and two pieces of this property have since been sold to J. M. Douglas and Rev. George Albright. Dr. J. E. Klock sold to Mr. Richards of Orlando, the former’s beautiful place at Weirsdale. The property con sists of about seventy acres, thirty | acres of which is in grove. W. H. Hardee, has made a sale of his prop | arty at Weirsdale to Reedy Bros., of : High Cliff, Term. j C. L. Byrd, agent of Atlantic Coast Lme, has built a fine, new? bungalow’ on the Dixie Highway, about a half mile south of Weirsdale. | ‘ The R. D. Douglas store has been enlarged and the new addition has i been given over to drugs and con fections and a soda fountain has been i installed. i W. F. Danzer bas remodeled his ; home in his beautiful grove just east I of Weirsdale. John H. Taylor and Dr. E. B. Lytle | have purchased all the Buffum proper ty at Stanton, about twenty-three acres of which is in the famous Buffum or ange grove. About eighty acres in orange groves have been set out at the new town cf Sunset Harbor on the southwestern 1 side ot the lake and several new bun galows "and one two-story house have been built at this, new town. FORD RETAIL SALES MAKE NEW RECORD Retail sales cf Ford cars, trucks and tractors established anew high re cord during June, when, according to a statement issued from the Ford factory at Detroit, an average of 5.- 709 machines were sold daily. Ford sales have been showing a constant increase each month this year; June being the highest in the | history of tbs company with a total jcf 148,439 cars, trucks and tractors. ; of this number, 6,054 were sold by the j Ford company of Canada and 9,435 by j the various European Ford companies ->3d South American branches, reach ing purchasers in practically every civilised coy®try in the world. With the closing of business for June, Ford records disclosed the fact that total sales for the first six months of 1922 were well ever the half mil lion mark, the exact figures being 652.261. This is also anew high re cord, as it is considerably in advance of any previous half-year ‘period. July Ford sales are expected to equal, and probably eclipse June. The estimated output of cars, trucks and tractors has been placed at 151.767, although dealers have requisitioned more than 200,000. Ford officials state that every at tempt has been made to supply tlieir dealers with sufficient cars to fill their orders, but that for the past three months, prompt deliveries have been impossible with some of the types. The demand for Ford enclosed cars has been especially hard to meet, due to the ever increasing popularity of the Coupe and Sedan for all year around use. A reflection of general business con ditions is seen in the record of Ford truck sales, which shows an increase of eighty-four per cent over last year. Merchants and farmers alike have come to recognize the utility of the motor truck in cutting transportation costs and speeding up deliveries, and the fact that they are buying nearly twice as many now as a year ago clearly points to better business con ditions. At the present time, Ford is em ploying 75,000 men in Detroit. AFRAID OF HENRY FORD The Herald said many weeks ago that Henry Ford would never get pos session of Muscle Shoals as long as the Republicans were in power and the corporation hogs had anything to do with the proposition. Henry Ford is one of the richect manufacturers in the country but he bas always been in favor of giving everyone a square deal and his management of the labor in his factories and on his railroad has demonstrated that kindness and fair treatment will do more to settle satisfactorily all the labor problems than all the labor boards in the world. Henry has shown up the corporations and the railroads and the Republican party in such a strong light that they are very anxious to croak Uncle THE OCALA BANNER Base Ball Schedule Below is the schedule of the games be tween Ocala and other clubs at home and on the road which have been arranged up to this time. AT HOME ON THE ROAD PALATKA August 3-4-5 LAKE CITY July 31, Aug I LAKE CITY August 7-8 s PALATKA.... August 10-11-12 OAK July 14 , LEESBURG August 18 LnhSBLRG August I 7 LEESBURG August 25 LEESBURG August 24 Watch for additional games that will be played during months of July and August. This space donated to the Ocala Ball Cluh by the Ocala Banner Henry good and proper and they have been laying for him with the black jack of corporate influence for some time. They tried to cripple his finan ces with Wall Street as the "gunman” but Kenry dodged them with one of his peculiar twists and got safely away from their clutches. Since that time they have vowed that Henry would never get possession of the Shoals or any other big prospect where he could again show them up and make them ridiculous. The fertilizer trusts and the automobile trusts and all the other trusts are afraid of Henry Ford in possession of the Shoals with all the vast opportunities presented there for the benefit of the real people of the L T nited States. Muscle Shoals would revolutionize business, especially in the South, and that is just what the Northern capi talists and Republicans do not w?ant. With Henry Ford at the Shoals and the wheels of industry turning in the *Souili many of the dreams of the Re publican corporations would come to naught and they would be sent so far back to the tall uncut that you would never hear of them again. And strange to say some of the Democrats are also afraid of disturb ing the present system that gives all the money to the rich and makes the poor poorer. What America really needs and what America will have some of these days is anew party.— Sanford Herald. MISSISSIPPI'S GREAT SENATOR With the passing of John Sharp Williams from the senate the politi cal landscape at Washington will not remain the same. At the Mississippi primaries to be held in August anew senator will be chosen for the seat now filled by the state’s foremost public man. Mississippi long has re garded John Sharp Williams with prkle. The state has had to its credit diligent and capable legisla tors, but few of these have attained national distinction. Of its citizens who have occupied high places Jef ferson Davis will be mentioned first and from his time Senator Williams will be appraised by many the rank ing statesman. Williams has been in national life at Washington for near ly thirty years. In three congresses his party presented him as its candi date for the speakership. In the house he was the protege of Charles F. Crisp, enjoyed the good will of Thomas B. Reed and was the friend of everybody. Senator George F. Hoar said of his colleague, Henry B. Anthony of Rhode Island, that it seemed no eulogy or funeral of a sen ator was complete unless Anthony took part in it, because he was reck oned the next friend of the man who was dead. The same thing might be said of Williams. Williams truthfully can be described as a gentleman and scholar. Educated at the University of Virginia and at Heidelberg, widely traveled, a student of government and a clear thinker on his feet, he pos sesses the essentials of a ready and finished public speaker. His defini tion of a gentleman given in an ad dress in the house eulogizing Edward C. Wathall, who belonged to the cid South, has been pronounced worthy to be placed beside that of Chaucer: “The ideal gentleman was always honest, spoke the truth, faced his ene my; fought him if necessary, never quarreled with him nor talked about him, rode well, shot well, used chaste and correst English, insulted no man, bore no insult from any, was studious ly kind to his inferiors, especially his slaves, cordial and hospitable to his equals; couteous to his superiors if he acknowledged any; he scorned a demagogue and loved his people.” Williams will leave the senate per haps with a feeling that he was out of place there. It may be that he will have in mind the senate of Webster, Clay and Calhoun, with which he is so familiar, as his speeches testify, and the senate of Aldrich, and Penrose, of which he was a part. His conception of a senate is a body with constitutional power raised to its highest terms, a legislative body swayed neither by the executive nor the voters. That he has been a sena tor of independence, conviction and determination nobody can deny. No doubt ever has existed about his at titude on a public question. Every senator has known before the calling of the roll how Williams would vote. With government directed by what he considers an organized minority he bas no patience. “I w’ould rather be a dog and bay the moon than serve another term in the senate,” was a re mark attributed to him when he was asked to stand for re-election. When the suggestion was made to Joseph G. Cannon that the people should make him president, that battle scarred warrior of politics replied that they could go further and do worse, and he added that they probably would.— Kansas City Star. A SYMPATHETIC PASTOR The Rev. William M. Spencer, pas ter of Park Hill Methodist Episcopal church, is innovating an early hour of service for the summer Sunday mornings in his church, so that the congregation will have more time to enjoy the opportunity for mountain drives and picnics and to get out of doors. Sunday school will open at 8:30 a. m., under the new plan with church following immediately at 9:30 a.- m.—From the Rocky Mountain news, Denver. FOR SALE —1922 Buick Touring Car, upholstering like new, in good me chanical condition, on original Royal Cord Tires, special price $650. McLeod and Waters, Ocala.—7-21-2t. look! A V A Wanted a live wire red blood- v A V ft ft ►V ed, hustler to represent us in A $ $ the real estate business. 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SHOE REPAIRING WEST OF COURT HOUSE Youths’ shoes repaired at 60c. and SI.OO. Adults shoes repair ed at $1.25, $1.50 and $1.75. All others are $2.25 and $2 50. H. H. SUMMERLIN 20*/ 2 Magnolia St. Ocala, Florida ° r - k - j - we,he ' 0 • ticlan Eyesight Specialist 18 E. Bdway, Ocala. 114 Main Street, Jacksonville, Fla. PAGE THREE