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i. Usual Accumulation of Measures Will Die on Calendars i, a o the list few weeks of the legislative term draw near; the usual accumulation of measures of .lmniLter.x are on the calen dars with the prospect that many I of them will die there. But very few of the-law makers in Tallahas see are giving any thought to this fact. All moves;. merrily" along, And the end f the eeosiou will trnd ;i situation similar to that which 'marks the adjournment "of each legislature. But various matters continue to come up that are more or less of general interest. Still another I effort has been , made in behalf of woman's suf frage. A bill was ; introduced the" senate providing an. amend ment to the constitution for this purpose. Suffragettes have leen in the capital city using every effort towards having the bill pass- ed. In the honae the" appropriation bill for higherleducation work passed after a hard fight; also a bill appropriating $3000 for the encouragement of boys' corn clubs and girl"' canning clubs, as well as a bill offering rewards for the most successful competitor ' iu, these clubs. . A resolution has been introduc ed in the house proposinz an nmonrlnipnt to the constitution to provide for biennial sessions of the legislature commencing the sec ond Tuesday in April 1913 and on the corresponding day every se" ond year thereafter. This meas ure provides for calling of extra sessions and specifies the minimum .duration of both regular and ex tra sessions and nrovidea a salarv - , lor senators and representatives of sixty dollars tor eacn regular ses sion and mileage not to excee( ten cents, alw) fixes pay for at- . tending extra sessions at six dol lars per dtiy. Relating to shipment of liquor into dry territory a bill, patterned after the Vebb-K.enyon national law and affecting chiefly blind tigers is receiving favorable con Mderation in the senate. and is likely to become a law. ; Reapportionment of the state is receiving consideration, a resolu tion having been offered in the house calling for the appointment of a committee to draft and offer a measure providing such reapj portionment and that the bill take precedence over all other measures. Another measure for the same purpose has been introduced in the senate. The congressional redistricting measure, which had previously passed the senate, has been passed by the house and now goes to the governor for his signature. Bill of the governor for abolish ment of convict lease system pass ed senate on second reading, but the senate committee measure may take precedence when the matter comes up for final action. Tom Thumb Wedding One of the mo3t unique and en ioyable entertainments ever given here wan the Tom lbumb wedding in the school auditorium Monday evening. Every feature of the society wedding was acted by little tots. There was the bride and groom, the best man and the maid of hon or, the flower girls, the ushers and the invited guests, amongst these last being the old maids who have always "had the chance but not the inclination." These little girls and boys, fifty two in number, dressed as adults in conventional costumes, acting their parts in child like simplicity, though conforming to formalities and unconcerned about the audi ence, which was in a roar of laugh ter most of the time, were gener ously commended for the admir able' manner in which they acquit ted themselves. Limited space prevents individ ual mention of oath child, but the bridal party was made up as fol lows: Donald McQueen, groom; Emily Crosland, bride; Ralph Chadwick, beat man; .Maxine Chad wick, maid of honor; Lucile McQueen Connie (Joibett, Mary Asrnes Crosland and Rena Fine, flower girls; Raymond lieid, preacher. The entertainment was under the direction of Miss Cody who is sent out by a lyceum association, and it wa9 given for the benefit of the new Methodist church build ing fund, the net part of 40 per cent, derived bv this fund being about twenty dollars. Tolson-Huffman Mnv flowers have filled the air with their fragrance and wedding hi! a have rung out in cur miasi nYfiin 'i tun time tneir solemn tones have assembled happy friends . - . m " - to wish Miss May iiunman nappi ness. Wednesday evening, May 14, 1913. the home of Mr. and Mrs. K. T. Huffman was the scene of a beautiful wedding, when Miss Miiv Huffman, their attractive and popular daughter, became the bride of Uyde w. Aoison, a young in an nf Miami, who having form erly lived here is well known for his integntv ana nign cnaracier has manv friends in the city. The ceremony was witnessed by onlv the immediate relatives of the br de's family ana a lew inenas. The parlor was prettily decor a, oto.l with ferns and lilies. Promptly at 7:30 Mrs. S. H. Mor- fnn annnr e(l the SWeei nOCCS OI me puor loved Mendelssohn and little niivn Ri-own entered with the rinir. All eves were turned ex tPftRnt,lv to the door when Miss www . Hnlen .Huffman, sister of the Hririo HrPRRed in white net over vollnur ilk. entered with Dr. -V. : :, : . . . mu -I. .lordan. tne Dest man. xueu tha hnnnv coud e emereu ana - ' . . . . , marched to the center of the room where they, with the attendants, fnrmed a circle facing Rev. T. R. Wmxlson. who nerfornied the rinw rremonv vrv iniDressivelv while Mrs. Morton played"Heart and Flowers" softly. The bride was attired in white silk crepe trimmed in shadow lace and carried a handsome shower boquet of lilies and ferns. The bridegroom deviated from the conventional black in wearing a handsome brown suit. After the happy couple received the hearty congratulations of thoir friends the entire party was served with delicious refreshments. Mr. and Mrs. Tolson were the recipi ents of a great many pretty and useful presents. They will remain here till the 25th after which they will go to Swansboro, N. C, to visit the groom's mother for several weeks; then they will be at home to their friends in Miami, Fla., after July 1st. A Friend. Deplorable Circumstance During the past two weeks since the cows have been turned in the streets again, droves of them got into the school yard and ruined some of the fine trees that were set out there over a year ago. , It doesn't seem possible that a man, with wits enough in his head to keen him out of Chattahoochee would drive into the yard and out again and leave the lence open ior cows to enter but that is what was done. The owners of cows in the town nf Pnnt. fiorda Hi-eoreatlv out numbered by those who do not own cows and yet it seeins as if the ma im itv must be ruled bv a selfish minority that prefers to indulge its owa selfish ends rather than to promote the good of the town. And yet tho majority permits themselves to lie dominated by the del f fish interests of a few. Queer. isn't it? Treasurer Women's Civic Association. Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Aikenhead and attractive dauffhter. Miss Grace, left Tuesday afternoon for Ri Chester. N. Y.. after their usual winter and sorinsr soionrn in this citv. Thev expect to le down aorain earlv in the fali and contem plate remaining here through the summer of next vear. Mr. Aik enhead has a valuable truck farm southwest of the citv to the culti vation of which he devotes his time when here; and from early in tho winter, just past, up to the time of his leaving here, he was ahmoinsr some kind of produce to ii r- market. All is Not Lost The editor is not responsible for the ylewe of contributor! Cheer up, Punta Gordal all is not bst. No use in going around like a bear with a sore ankle. What's the use of swearing like a ni'Mi Vipr who has lost his book of sermons? Or of going around with faces so long that we trip over our chins? Be good sports and game losers. In fact there has been nothing lost. We simply didn t Kiiffped in RcconiDlishinsr what we desired to do and what we thought best for ourselves and tne people of this end of the county. Let us forget it for awhile ana encourage the growtn 01 vegeiauies uu w ru fruits. No doubt there was a division somewhere, but it wasn't here. We might go forward and say something about the consist ency of those legislators at Talla hassee, but we win noc uo is. xi would take too much space Let their constituents attend to that. Away with further thought of the matter. Peace, contentment and prosperity remain with us. We have good soil and plenty of it: we have a salubrious climate a great deal more than we need; we are enjoying picnics and straw nats wnue our irienua 01 ujo uunu are auditing coal and gas bills; we are situated and lying on the fin est harbor that nature ever form ed for man, and our prospects for fl J I J.1 4kn a new ranroaa are ocuor thev have been for twenty years, and we have assurances that dirt will be flying on the other side within sixty days.' With all these 1 things, . with wood water, fresh air. warming sun and brilliant moon: with more good roads and deeper ditches, with two hours' work a day in stead of one. with pretty girls and purty good boys, with the steady improvement of our beautiful city Miid the ranid advance of our sur- rounding lands, with goou wings to eat and cool nights to sleep, we . . ..... . .1 ought to be the happiest, glad- somest, dee-lighteaest, tne in ana out H round gol-darnedest con tented set of people on the face of the gicoe And who knows but that faint red blush which precedes the morninor sun foretells the approach of the thousand , years of a Mes- siah s reign. Li. u. a. , Pictures in School Miss Anna VanCamp'a room re ceived the picture offered by Mrs. McAdow last an ior ine neatest . Ill .1 . A. and most attractive room for the school year. This year's picture U called "in uisgrace" ana was nainted bv the artist Barber. It represents a little girl sitting in a coi ner on a high stool, where she has been placed for some misdem eanor. Her fox-terrier looks as if he were taking the matter as sen- onsiy as hi little mistress. These hnely tinted prints sell as Aik l II I a rule ior fo, Dim a wen Known magazine is closing out a limited number which it holds for $4. After framing these make a hand some addition to any room. Hext year another picture win be offered and in the course of time each room should possess one of these tine reproductions of fam ous artists. The graduating class of this year is about to buy a handsome pict ure for the school library as a re membrance of themselves. This is a most commendable way of leaving a keepsake behind them that will carry a good influence over many lives for many years to come. Next year each room in the building will have a motto to think about which will give the eager, sensitive mind ssomething to think about besides the mischief that will-be hatched if something is not provided to take its place. I TAILORING i r ii 1 t X i Suits in Latest Styles Made To Order Altering, Cleaning and pressing for both ladies ? and Gentlemen. f SATISFACTION GUARANTEED 5 A H. HORN I McClelland Bldg. Punta (jorda, Fla. J mm r -pri UMBRtlAAi) The Punta C. L. PORTER Manufactucr of and Dealer In Soda Water, Extracts, Concrete Building Blocks in Latest Designs Punta Gordo, Plorida I mm Boston Bakery puZrr C. C ANDERSON, Mgr. Fresh Bread, Pies, Cakes, etc., Baked Daily Herrich Wadas, an experienced baker, in charge. Party, Birthday, Wedding Cakes Baked to Order, Jack Bide., Near Power House SEASONABLE SEEDS COW PEAS Clay, Whlppoorwill and Unknown $2.65 Iron and New Era f3. Splendid Mixed $2.50. California Blackeye $3.75. Spanish Pea nuts $2. Chufas $4. German Millet and Sorghum $2.50. Velvet Beans $2. fecks sold at bushel rates. KILGORE SEED CO. I CAN SAVE YOU MONEY lam in business only to make a living and am selling every thing at the closest possible figures. My policy is to live and let live, to give honest goods and full weights and measures 8TAcv aEOOBEIES rEK.TKUxrc? Make Me a Call when in need of any thing in my line. Courteous treatment accorded every patron. A share of public patronage solicited and will be appreciated. Phone 101 A I? IT B? VII I If McAdow Bid Mathews' Old Stand i M 9J MXim lltlil I'uuta Uorda Fla. Cleveland Steam yacht arm doot siorage Boots Built ond Repaired. Build ond Repair Barges ond Dredaes Geo. Brown, Prop. THE TIME IS AT HAND FOR A CHANGE NEW GOODS We have just received a nice line of Im ported English Straw Hats, a fine as sortment of shirts and just what you are looking for in summer underwear. We can clothe you from head to foot and you'l be stylishly dressed at reasonrble prices. Call and look over our spring summer goods. They are direct Irom the factory to us, The best ever received. R. C. BLOUNT fiPNTV FI!DNIvMFDt YOUR CLOWES rell & McLucas nn Will nnntinn. Am i prepared to do good work promptly. A continuance of the pub patronage ro he ted. r!!ntW..n 'i i;"r.m,,linre v lie - . nr n GILBERT McGEHEE Provide For the Rainy Day By Starting A BANK ACCOUNT Bask In Sunshine Afterward You'll Enjoy It More! Gorda Bank m a Plant City, Fla, - - Marine Railway Cleveland. Plorida Near Punta Gorda We Have it IN YOUR WEARING APPAREL & COMPANY PUNTA GORDA, TLA. Cleaned, Pressed, Repaired or altered. 1 1 i Lt Har. x nave uougnt uuu t. . " . . . .. J iur ana ijenvereu punta gord , fla.