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Thursday, June 20, 1917.
Volume XXXI Number 25 THE PUNTA GORDA HiLRALD, FONT A GORDA, FLORIDA 3 I n tl a n H tl tl tl fc i History Repeats Itself During the Civil War and again during the Spanish American War, Real Estate was sluggish and sold at low prices. Within a few years afterwards it had advanced from 100 to 400 per cent. Now is the time to buy something safe. THIS WAR CAN'T LAST FOREVER When it is over Real Estate will again advance im mensely. Meanwhile it is your safest investment. The formula of this office, among other things, pro vide for aiding the growth of Punta Gorda and there abouts, along the present lines of a dignified, quiet community of wholesome, decent people. We feel, therefore, we are entitled to ask your co operation and the endorsement to your friends of our program as formulated above. If you have property for sale list them with us im mediately . We have a number of inquiries now in hand. Blount Brothers 5 X 3 .1 I i S $ :? .8 I S it f i REAL ESTATE PUNTA GORDA, FLA. 5 s s i 5 "''"'"W"W What Will Win the War? The New York Tribune, recently said editorially that "Victory is a question o,f means," and then it went on to list the means. These are : First, the raw materials. Second, the plants where raw materials are converted by indus trial processes into sinews of war. Third, the labor to act upon the Taw materials. Fourth, the fighting man power in uniform. Fifth, transportation. Labor and materials, in other "words, are what are necessary to win the war. What, then, is the duty of all of us? Obviously what we must do is to produce all that is possible and consume as little as necessary and give the 'jQovernment our utmost financial support. If we follow this creed, we shall leave for the Government more labor and materials for strictly war purposes and we shall ac cumulate savings for investment in WTar Savings Stamps. Thus we shall help both tha Govern ment and ourselves. To a man traveling through the state the corn crop this summer is amazing. There are fields in ev ery direction, all the way from a few weeks old to nearing maturi ty, or from a foot to fifteen feet high. At present prices it should be a very profitable crop. r-Times- Umon. CONVINCING TESTIMONY All you are asked, to do is to buy only necessary things and then loan not give your sav ings to your Government to help it fight your war. . I I THE MOST ACCURATE J22 CALIBER Repeating Rifle ia the WORLD. Made to two models ona far .23 Short R. F. car tridges the other for .tl Long nine n. r. STEVENS "VISIBLE LOADING" RIFLE NO. 7a Handles 15 .92 Short and 19 .99 Jong rifle cartridges. I II .' JX J. STEVENS "ARMS COMPANY, CBICOPEB FALLS. MASS. Given by Many Punta Gorda People Experiences told by Punta Gor da people. Those who have had weak kid neys ' Who used Doan's Kidney Pills Who found the remedy effec tive Such statements prove mer it.' You might doubt an utter stranger. You must believe Punta Gorda people. Here s Punta Gorda proof. Ver ify it. Read. ' Investigate. Be con vinced. , You'll find why Punta Gorda folks believe in Doan's. I. J. Patrick, farmer, says: "Hard wrork on the farm is what weakened my kidneys and caused backache, some four months ago. My back felt weak and I was a bout down and out. I had no en ergy to do anything and my kid neys acted too freely. The secre tions were scanty and highly col ored. I got a box of Doan's Kid ney Pills and they helped me im mediately. Two boxes banished rav lame back and corrected the kidney action. Price 60c, at all dealers. Don't simply ask for a kidney remedy jet Doan's Kidney Pills the same that Mr. Patrick had. Fos-ter-Milburh Co,. Mfgrs., Buffalo, N. Y. (adv) A Successful Woman Editor toNo.27 j-iniriwrinTT u-st. Congratulations to the Sarasota Times on having celebrated its nineteenth birthday. Founded by C. V. S. Wilson, one of Florida's grand old men of journalism, it pursued its steady and conserva tive way for over a decade, until the death of Mr. 'Wilson, several years ago. Mrs. Wilson who had been her husband's efficient help er, bravely took up the burden of the entire business, and since that time the paper has grown and flourished like the proverbial green bay tree. A linotype, a new press, and other modern e quipment, has been provided by this brave and capable little wo man, and her paper today stands as one of the journalistic success es of Florida, a monument to her energy and ability. Some women deliver lectuers on woman's e quality with man; Mrs. .Wilson is a living example of woman's su perority to many men. It is with genuine pleasure that we note the success of the Sarasota Times. Lakeland Telegram. Conditions In the War of Seces sion Now Compared (Concluded from first page) wore was sent them from home by their own families ;hence the army was not in uniform. I do not now remember ever having seen a gray overcoat in our army worn by of ficer or man (there may have been a few), but I do remember quite a. number of blue coats which were taken from dead Yankees. The clothing of our soldiers was of cotton fabric and one thin blanket to the man. Shoes were sometimes issued, but usually we got them from home or from dead Yankees. I spent two hours walk ing over the battle field of Chick amauga to get a pair of shoes from a dead Yankee, but they were in such demand that I found none. I Please note how splendidly our jarmy of today is clothed, housed ,and fed. And this is well. The 'rations of the Southern soldier were a quarter of a pound of poor beef and a little corn meal. On the march he carried all he had on his back, including his jkitchen utensils, which consisted usually of a frying pan., One wagon was allowed, to a regiment. Of course that went to the colo nel's headquarters. The men had no wagon. If you will pardon the personal reference, I did not have an over coat during the war. More than half of the time I had no. coat at all. In 1864-65 I was not in a house or tent of any kind" for twelve months, and my protec tion from snow and ice and rain was a little cotton blanket. If there was complaint, it was very limited. We knew that the gov ernment could do no better; therefore we accepted service wil lingly and joyfully. Do the men of our armies today appreciate the effort made by the govern ment to make them comfortable? I hope they do. Senator Chamber lain does not seem to appreciate it very much. Can it be that we of today are less patriotic and self-sacrificing than the people of 1861, or is it because we do not realize that we are at war. Is it not well for us to. consider the terms offered by Germany to poor prostrate Rus sia? ,We are thankful that there was left enough spirit in Russia to reject the terms. Can we ex pect Germany to be more liberal with, America if our armies are defeated ? What will she offer us I in the event France and England are beaten? Let us consider that Germany is offering her best terms to Russia to break the al liance of nations and to eliminate a large military force, so that she may turn with her full strength upon France. If under the cir cumstances she has made such a demand upon Russia, what de mand would she make once France and England are beaten? It is high time the people of the United States should awake from their legarthy, put aside money making, and accept sacrifice with out complaint. We should put down with a strong hand all of those who live in this country and receive its protection and full lib erty while they attempt to strike with assassin daggers in the dark. Treason, if found, even in the United States Senate, should be punished promptly, even more quickly than if perpetrated by a private citizen who has no influ- : l : i.u ur luuuwmg. jiifiis snuuiu be made to serve the general gov ernment, leave the country, or go to jail. B. W. Green, Little Rock Ark., in The Confederate Veteran. i 'West Palm Beach along with a number of other Florida cities, 'has established a curb market in that city for the benefit of the consumers. It is believed that these markets will prove a boon in the way of protecting, the local consumer against the profiteerer in fruits and vegetables. The grower will bring his products in to the city and sell them from his wagon or cart while standing in the street. In this. way the house wife secures her vegetables fresh from the fields and at a less price than if she had to pay the dealer's profit. i II REAL ESTATE FOR SALE BY S F. J. TRABUE I have GOOD REAL ESTATE of all Kinds FOR SALE at Reasonable Prices. I handle Real Estate. strictly on a commission basis and take no options. LIST YOUR PROPERTY WIT& ME. s. :f jy thabue, SMITH BUILDING. PUNTA GORDA. FLORIDA. Free Technical Training for Col ored Men Nearly 157,000 Negro soldiers are now in the National Army. Of these 1,000 are line officers hold ing commissions of captain and first and second lieutenants. There are about 250 colored officers in the Medical and Dental Reserve Corps. . The Army now includes two di visions of colored troops, which when fully constituted will in clude practically all branches of the service: Infantry, Engineer, Artillery,. Signal Corps, Medical Corps, and service battalions with men technically trained in all branches of scientific wark. There are now openings in the Veterinary Corps for negroes skilled in veterinary and agricul tural work. Arrangements have been completed to send negroes registered but not yet called to schools at'id colleges this summer for training in radio engineering, electrical engineering, auto me chanics, blacksmithing, and the operation of motor vehicles. PROFESSIONAL CARDS H. A. BOYLE, M. D. PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON Office on Taylor Street next to the Cooper Hardware Company. 'Phone At Residence Punta Gorda, . Florida. DR. V. J. JORDAN DENTIST " Punta Gorda, . Florida. Rea. Phone No. 49 Office Phone No. 10 TERMS CASH inpatients from a distance would do well to make appointments by mail a few daya previous to their arrival, to avoid disappointment PIONEER BARBER SHOP J. H. RASCH, Proprietor Punta Gorda, ' Florida. CHAS. A. WALTMIRE ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW General Practice in all State and Federal Courts. Punta Gorda, Florida. Punished for Violating Food Laws Scores of firms throughout the United States have been penalized for violations of rules of the Food Administration. In some cases li censes to operate have been sus pended ; in others, contributions to the Y. M. C. A., Red Cross, and other organizations have been ac cepted in lieu of suspension of li cense. . Among the more numerous vio lations are sales of flour without substitutes; refusal to accept de livery of foodstuffs previously or dered ; operating without licenses ; excess sales of susrar: carrvinff more than a normal 30 days ' sup ply ot sugar; failure to use the proper amount of flour substitute in bread making; and profiteer ing. Do not forget that War Sav ings Stamps are not for children only. Most of the squandering is done by the grown-ups. Geo.W.Whitehuret Wilbur "SV.Whitehurat Whitehurst & Whitehurst ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELLORS AT LAW Wauchula, Florida WALLACE CHADMAN ATTORNEY AND NOTARY Practice in alll State and Federal Courts Office In Smith Building Punta Gorda, Florida. C. C. MORGAN COUNSELLOR AT LAW AND SOLICITOR IN CHANCERY Fort Ogden, Florida. HOWARD J. SPENCE ATTORNEY AT LAW Will Practice in All Courts Office In Smith Building, Room i Punta Gorda Florida. Our business is in CREASING. Our need is more PRESSING than ever. And we are DYEING for your money H. W. WALKER, Prop. CITY PRESSING CLUB. Southern Utilities Co. J. N.SIKES, Local Manager. Punta Gorda, Florida ICE AND DISTILLED WATER COLD STORAGE FACILITIES - FREE DELIVERY by wagon to retail trade within the city.- Whole, ale and out-of-town ordert given prompt attention when received by mall, telephone or telegraph. f If BUY LAND AND BUILD A HOME IN PUNTA GORDA A city famous for its location on Charlotte fiar bor at the mouth of Peace river. Largest Shcdded pineapple Farms in America. Fine Artesian Wells. I reduces the most profitable winter vegetables for market. Perfect health, good schools and churches. Has fine sewer and water works systems, municipal electric lights and a large investment in other im provements. Sea-wall and fill entire distance of the city on water-front recently completed. Asphalt paved streets, miles and miles of cement sidewalks, wow is the time to buy and build a home. I have tor sale several hundred lots located both within the city limits and beyond. Will sell at reasonable prices. Terms $10 cash and $10 per month. Fort Ogden, C C. MORGAN, Florida