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: News of the Week :
Told in Paragrapks With Notes and Comments
OM Port 81. Joe enjoy* the diatinc-
Un of having the shortest railroad
Um In the V 8.
• • •
On Christmas day the Lakeland
Country Club house was burned to
the ground
• • *
A raid on moonshiner still in Jack
oooviUe obtained 200 gallons.
J H. Wendler. former publisher of
the Florida Poet, has been indicted
for Misuse of the mails.
• • •
J. L. Loftin was shot to death at
Hawthorne the day after Christmas.
Mis wife la under arresL
s s s
Tarpon Springs had her first com
munity Christinas tree the past
Christmas and It was a pronounced J
s • s
Peter Thomas, colored, was found
dead the day after Christmas because
of too much shine.
s s •
The bond election in Willlston for
the Issuance of bands in the sum of
for the purchase of the elec
tric light, water works, ice and cold
storage plant front the Willistoin
Manufacturing Company was carried
by a vote of two to one.
• • s
Florida ia putting In a large grape
• e e
Miami get for her Christmas pres
eat a ret unmendation from the army
engineers of a Congressional appro
priation of lI.Mfr.OOO for the improve
ment of her harbor.
m e e
Paris dispatches state that Sara
Bernhardt ia recovering from a sud
den and serious illness.
• s s
The Plant City Courier is still
bragging about ha berry shipments.
• • •
Or. A. B. Prince, living just across
ton Florida line, shot and killed him
•••f on Christmas day.
• # •
University of Florida's Thanksgiv
ing football game ia 1923 will her
•toyed with University of Alabama
at Birmingham. Two other games
tome bean scheduled by Flbrida, one
Auto Dealers
"The wholesale represen
tative of the Durant and
Star cars will be in Ocala
at the Colonial Hotel |
Friday and Saturday,
Dec. 29 and 30, and will
be glad to * interview
prospective dealers for
thia line of automobiles
for Marion county.
MILKIE, THE PRINTER’S DEVIL By Charles Sughroe : " " ~
. ■ i Ask Dad; He Knows 99
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with the Army, at West Point, on
October 6, and the other with Georgia
• • •
Eight times the volume of water
that flows pver Niagara Falls was re
cently turned loose in the Panama
Canal, to test the 14 spillway gates.
• • •
For the first time in 105 years the
Planters hotel of St. Louis, Missouri,
recently stopped receiving guests.
The "Old Planters House” will be
converted into an office building af
ter New Year’s Day. This old hos
telry in the ’4o’s and ’so's was con
sidered the social center of the South
• • •
On Christmas day violent tempests
of the sort only known to seasoned
| mariners of the north Atlantic, against
the howling power of which ocean
liners are but fimsy cockleshells,
have raged through the past week,
threatening vessels with destruction,
wrecking steamer's deck equipment,
driving fast liners out of their usual
lanes and striking terror to the
hearts of hundreds of passengers.
• * •
Some time in August masked and
hooded men kidnapped five prominent
citizens of Mer Rouge, La., and after
flogging them, chained and threw
them into a lake which was recently
dynamited and two of the bodies
rose to the surface. It is believed
that the guilty parties will soon be
• • •
Delightful Christmas weather pre
vailed all over the country and it was
everywhere pronounced a season of
good cheer.
m • m
Two men are under arrest in Shel
by, Ohio, charged with murder, for
having sold poisoned moonshine on
Christmas day. After taking a drink
one man was dead in two hours and
a number of others are totally blind.
• • •
A woman in Louisville, Ky., after
keeping an all night vigil over the
dead body of her husband, Christmas
and at dawn confessed to having
killed him.
• • •
The Standard Oil Company of In
diana has increased its capital stock
from $14,000,000 to $25,000,000.
• • •
Brig. Gen. Marcus Joseph Wright,
91, Confederate leader, died in Wash
ington Wednesday.
* * •
A dozen men met in a cemetery in
Columbus, Ga„ and planned to blow’
up the homes of 11 members of the
city commission and a large manu
facturing plant. The plot was for
tunately nipped in the bud; 100
pounds fit T. N. T. w r as captured.
• * •
Dr. B. M. McKoin, ex-mayor of
Mer Rouge, La.,, who is taking a post
graduate course at Johns Hopkins
University at Baltimore is under ar
rest charged with murder upon the
finding of a grand jury over the
bodies of two men kidnapped in
August, chained and thrown into a
lake whose bodies were raised by
Reminiscences of John Wanameker
are incomplete without the story of
the building of Bethany Church- The
merchant had a Sunday school of
more than a thousand boys. He ex
horted each of them to bring one
brick each Sunday until there wers
enough for the new place of worship.
An old Quaker owned a brickyard a
few blocks away. After it was all
over he wrote to Mr. Wanamaker:
“Your plan worked all right, but it
was rather hard on my supply of
bricks. I knew* what was going on
every Sunday, but didn’t interfere.
Accept my congratulations."—Brook
lyn Eagle.
It must be recorded with sincere
regrwt that auto camping parties are
no longer received wittj open arms
everywhere. There was a time w r hen
anywhere from Florida to Maine and
from Florida to California they were
given the welcome of heartiest ap
proval, and many provisions (were
made for their comfort, all of which
were free for their use.
Today hundreds of places, especial
ly near the average sized rural city
or town, not onry do not welcome
them, but actually warn them away.
There is a reason; and that reason is
the thoughtless carelessness of some
of the campers themselves, who fail
to recognize that the next party likes
a clean place as well as it does.
In one of the summer numbers of
Outdoor Life there appeared this
“Last summer I'saw a beauty spot
that was polluted almost beyond re
pair for all the remainder of the sea
; son. This was the result of improper
jeamp sanitation, the lack of burying
jor burning camp refuse, and just ordi
nary care. No matter if you intend
| never to camp in this particular site
: again, remember that auto campers
! represent a huge fraternity, that you
: owe the other brothers of the craft a
great deal of care. Negligence of a
few auto campers can bring state and
municipal restrictions within a very
short time. Leave a clean camp.”
Can it be imagined that the resi
dents of that locality will encourage
other camping parties after that ex
perience with the one to blame for the
condition reported?
The Michigan portsman says that
“camping space and camp privileges
are extended as a courtesy and not as
a thing due;” yet only those auto
campers who have received the prop
er home training appear to realize
that the ethics of good breeding de
mands that the camp place be left
clean and sanitary.
Then the Sportsman sets down a
few of the common requirements of
decency, health and pleasure to be
observed by camping parties, as fol
“Rubbish and garbage should be
| buried, as all slops should be, and this
i includes greasy dishwater. The camp
itjijg place should be neither defiled nor
injured, otherwise the goodwill of the
Individual, municipality of common
wealth so freely extended at present
to auto campers will be withdrawn,
and withdrawal of privileges will be
because auto campers transgressed
the conventions of proper conduct.
“It is admitted reluctantly that auto
campers are prone to bathe nude in
waters adjacent to the highway;
often very often, fail to include a
[ portable toilet stool in the camping
equipment; sometimes even steal from
farms or gardens and frequently fail
to show appreciation of the goodwill
extended by the agency that offers
“Auto campers should be clean, be
! sanitary, make as little noise as pos
sible and neither kill game nor catch
fish wthout a proper license for the
locality where fishing or hunting is
done, and. above all, never, never
steal. v
“Such admonitions should not be
necessary but are needed because
very many auto campers live in an
rexceedingly primitive manner; about
on an equality with the ignorant
blacks of the African or Australian
Tampa maintains an auto camping
park and, of course, Tampa is always
holding out a welcoming hand to
traveling tourists; but even Tampa,
with the high class of auto camping
! parties it has, found it necessary,
both for the health ami pleasure of
the campers and of its own resident
citizens, to provide restrictive con
ditions and to have an overseer con
stantly on hand because there are
always some few in every gathering
of people who will not observe the
ethics of good breeding ami who, if
not made to keep clean and sanitary,
would jeopardize the health and de
stroy the pleasure of those about
The Tampa auto camping park is
one of the finest and largest in the
South. It is occupied by some five
hundred parties every winter, and the
health and sanitation of the place is
perfect. Tampa invites good, clean,
careful parties of campers to come
and take advantage of the fine cli
mate, good people and beautiful scen
ery of this section, and make them-
selves at home in DeSoto park, where
hot and cold running water, sewerage,
sanitation, fire facilities and fuel,
bathing and entertainment, along with
watchman’s protection, are offered for
the small sum of fifty cents per week
per party.—Tampa Tribune.
The announced dissolution on Jan
uary 1 of the law firm of Wilson &
Colby, with offices in Washington
and New York, the firm of which for
mer President Woodrow Wilson is
the senior and Bainbridge Colby the
junior member, has been rather hast
ily taken to mean that Mr. Wilson
intends to give the energies of his
improving health to political activity,
possibly to political leadership. It is
now explained that this intention is
not to be inferred.
Motives of delicacy have had most
influence in the mind of the former
President. Many of the cases in a
well-known lawyer’s general practice
and possibly the majority of the cases
to which Bainbridge Colby would be
attracted involve the United States
Government, and the action of offi
cials who were before appointees. All
must be tried before judges, many of
whom President Wilson appointed.
The forces that would make for great
money success in such a practice
would be forces suggesting a tempta
tion to which Mr. Wilson would never
Almost in the same way former
President Taft, when he contemplated
returning to the Bar, was confronted
by like conditions, unpleasant, even
revolting to a man who had a keen
sense of the properties. The position
at Yale offered him ease with dignity.
It is hard to avoid the thought that
the United States ought to provide
definitely and not illiberally for the
future of Its ex-Presidents. In all our
history not one of them has been a
money maker, and few have been
money savers. All have been without
the genius for investment that accu
mulates fortune. America is rich
enough to be generous in such mat
ters, and should have national rea
sons for preserving the dignity of
former Chief Executives. —Brooklyn
Sparr, Fla., Dec. 27, 1922.
To the Ocala Banner:
Christmas day a northern party at
| the Ocala House inquired of the
writer: “Where can we fish? They do
not allow fishing at Silver Springs.”
I told them of Orange Lake, but it
has since occured to me Indian Lake
is much nearer to Ocala. Perhaps
there is or really ought to be a direct
road, for i tis a beautiful clear lake
with plenty of trout and perch. It is
three miles east of Anthony, so is not
far from Ocala, if there is a straight
road- I am sending this to the Star
also, so Ocalans can enjoy picnics
and fish frys near home.
(We have also Lake Weir, the Ock
lawaha and Withlacoocbee rivers, and
a number of lakes across the Oek a
waha. —Editor.)
The special correspondent of the
New Yoik Times, who gives the world
the first detailed account of the dis
coveries at Luxor or Ancient Thebes.
The find was great. The correspon
dent says: “The pure lofty estlieti
cism and amazing skill of the craft
men show that the. imperial splendor
of ancient Egypt was far more deli
cate and magnificent than was imag
ined or equaled in the world’s his
tory, and that the greatest craitmen
of ancient Greece were mere hacks
compared to the master who design
ed and aadorned the Tutankhamen
Our esteemed contemporary, the
Lake'and Star-Telegram, for the life
of it finds no excuse for celebrating
Christmas with the firing of
the ringing of bells and other like
demonstrations. Why not, if it be
for exultation and joy? And surely
those things are wonderfully expres
sive of jubilation and joy.
“All I ask is the rights of an aer
ican citizen —American fair lay.
Through misfortune and tragi cci
dent, I was tried on a char of
which I was absolutely innoc . A
jury composed of eight men an our
women, all of whom were o iigh
character and excellent civic md
ing and all of whom were m< >ers
of churches of various faiths, und
me innocent. Not only that, I the
same jury sent a message the
American people in this langu s:
“ ‘Acquittal is not enough f< Ros
coe Arbuckle. We feel that i reat
injustice has been done him.| We
also feel that it was only ou >lain
duty to give him this exoi ition
under the evidence, for the was
not the slightest proof acdi i to
connect him in any way w the
commission of a crime.’
“Unlike the jury, those <s>unc
j ing me heard no part of the aence
and are w ithout knowledge I the
facts. The Scripture says p ‘As
ye judge, so shall ye be j ged.’
How would, my accusers lik< o be
judged as they are judging n
“The institutions of ,my ntry,
the courts and juries and thdw of
the land, have declared me i >cent
and I am entitled to the benei and
| protection of the law’. The who
[are unjustly, untruthfully, ma jusly
I and venomously attacking e are
j refusing to abide by the est shed
law of the land.
“I am .not only wholly ij cent, j
1 but more than that, there is < igher j
| law which deals with the itual !
i side of mankind, and sure this
| Christmas time should not be| i sea
son when the verdict of the 3 risee
is heard in the land.
‘But even supposing thafc had
not been able to establish r inno
cence, but that I were eonscit msly
endeavoring, though an ord4? life,
to atone for mistakes, wool not
be entitled to an appeal forfgive
ness according to the Scrip i the
letter of which so many in pul
pit seem to observe, and the *it of
which some in the pulpit |n to
“It is not difficult to visv ;e at
this time of year, which eo emo
rates the birth of Christ, win light
have happened if some of who
heartlessly denounce me ha been
present when the Saviour 3gave
the penitent thief on the 4 s in
words that have influenced thßman
race more than any other wofever
uttered. Would not some (these
persons have denounced Chi and
stoned him for what he said*
“No one ever saw r a picture Ini ne
that was not clean and whdbme.
No one ever will see such a ure.
I claim the right of work and rice.
“The sentiment of every ch i on
Christmas Day will be ‘peace c arth
and good w ill to all mankind r hgt
will be the attitude the day fter
Christinas to me?”
Wednesday afternoon when lout
a mile from the forks on the Irps
Feriy road, Mr. Grady ReynoHis
covered that his Buick six w on
fire. He lost no time in bring] the
ear to a stop and made every bit
to extinguish the blaze, but ed,
and in a short while the car ' al
most a totai Joss.
Thursday morning Mr. Sam les
drove his Chalmers car out |iis
farm about four miles south |he
city, and as he reached the g; he
noticed that the car was sn ng
considerably' under the hood a: ip
on investigation found that ti n
-gine had back-fired and ignite' ts
o ine from the carburetor. Mr. es
threw sand on the blaze, bu tao
•avail, and this car also was i st
a total loss.
We extend oar sympathy to Lh
these gentlemen in their losses
Mr. Leon Fishel of Baltimore is
amoDg the Christmas visitor n
Ocala, a guest at the home ois
mother, Mrs- M. Fishel and far
One carload of St. Lucie ct y
beans, growfi and shipped by .>.
Edwards of Quay, brought ins
New York market, recently $1(, !
FRIDAY, DECEMB&ft 29. 192”
selling at $9 a crate for the 129©
crates. On ten acres, Mr. Entrants
expects to receive gross about $Si.
000 for his crop.
Thursday morning Mr. Hubert
Bitting, the North Magnolia street
*j druggist, was driving north on Mam
street at a leisurely rate of speed,
when suddenly from son e where there
came a smal mouse racing up the leg
of his trousers and on to his shirt
front. Now, everybody know* Hu
bert Bitting is almost big enough to
fight a bear without a gun, bat thia
ferocious loking mouse, attacking
him so unexpectedly aud while his
mind was entirely occupied with more
pleasant things, thoroughly unnerved
him, and while he did not utualiy
scream, he took both hands off the
steering wheel in an effort to pro<e< t
himself. Just at this time hie ear
itook a header into one of the big oak
trees in front of the navis b trding
house. The car struck with cobmiu
erable force and was baul> wrecked,
but aside from a few * rat the* Mr.
Bitting came through this very try
ing ordeal in good shape, and seem
ingly enjoyed the “Joke” much ae
did his friends.
Yesterday afternoon Mrs. J. K.
Chace had as her gue*t. Mrs Nellie
H. Allred, formerly of this city Bhe
invited in to see Mrs. Allred a half
dozen or more of her old friends and
on a cup of tea these mutual freiada
j renewed the friendship of former
days and the hour spent together
proved one of the very pieaasct
“small affairs” of Christmas Trash
• * *
It will be delightful news to the
many friends of Mr Thomas H. Har
ris to know that he is slowly recover
ing from bis recent severe imeas. He
will soon, be able to be up aad around
• • •
Rev. and Mrs. J. G. Glass sad tMr
two daughters, Misses Ramsford and
i Eva Lee Glass, are guests of Ocals
friends for a few days enroute to
Orange Lake from a Christmas visit
with friends at Orlando.
• • •
Miss Mamie Ruth Sanders of Dun
nel on was a visitor at the homo of
her aunt, Mrs. G. W. Martin, for set*
eral days during the Christmas week.
a • •
Mr. and Mrs. Columbus Carmichael
(Ed) are the happy parents of a
splendid little son, who was born
Thursday morning at the Marion
County hospital. Friends offer their
congratulations to Mr. and Mrs Car
• • •
Mrs. K&rl Roesch (Isabel Davis)
and small son spent several days tins
week with friends at Bummerfteld
They expect to leave Sunday for
their home in Bradentown.
• mm
Mrs. B. S. Weathers expects to
leave Sunday for her home in Jack
sonville after a holiday vieit in Ocala
and Lakeland with/ her husband’s
*• • •
The frierds of Mr. Nelson T. MU
Shell will be delighted to know that
he is steadily improving from his
recent severe illness and that he and
Mrs. Mitchell and their two children
will soon be able to return to their
home in this city. They are st pres
ent the guests of Relatives ia Albany.
• • •
Mr. and Mrs. Harold B. Seyles. of
Greenville, S. C., are announcing the
birth of a baby daughter, who was
born at their home on Christmas day
Old Saint Nicholas could not have
brought to them a more precious gift
*cd coming on Christmas day *aa
a very delightru* coincidence, the
baby’s mother <Blair Woodrow) huv
ing come to her parents. Mr. and
Mrs. D. S. Woodrow’ on Christmas
day. Mrs. Seyle g friends feel <
her Christmas baby will prove the
same joy to her and Mr. Seyle that
she has proven to her parents.
Mr. and Mrs. J R. Brumby, J r ., .nd
their little daughter left early y*nd
nesday morning to spend a few
in Duneden with Mr. Brumb> s fth*

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