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Thursday, June 20, 1917.
Volume XXXI Number 25
THE PUNTA GORDA HiLRALD, FONT A GORDA, FLORIDA
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
PUNTA GORDA, FLA.
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
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
Fourth, the fighting man power
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
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-
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. .
Rifle ia the WORLD.
Made to two models ona
far .23 Short R. F. car
tridges the other for .tl Long
nine n. r.
RIFLE NO. 7a
Handles 15 .92
Short and 19 .99
Jong rifle cartridges.
I II .' JX
J. STEVENS "ARMS
CBICOPEB FALLS. MASS.
Given by Many Punta Gorda
Experiences told by Punta Gor
Those who have had weak kid
Who used Doan's Kidney Pills
Who found the remedy effec
tive Such statements prove mer
it.' You might doubt an utter
You must believe Punta Gorda
Here s Punta Gorda proof. Ver
Read. ' Investigate. Be con
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
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
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
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
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
II REAL ESTATE
BY S F. J. TRABUE
I have GOOD REAL
ESTATE of all Kinds
FOR SALE at Reasonable
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
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
. 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.
H. A. BOYLE, M. D.
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
Office on Taylor Street next to the Cooper
'Phone At Residence
Punta Gorda, . Florida.
DR. V. J. JORDAN
Punta Gorda, . Florida.
Rea. Phone No. 49 Office Phone No. 10
inpatients from a distance would do
well to make appointments by mail a few
daya previous to their arrival, to avoid
PIONEER BARBER SHOP
J. H. RASCH, Proprietor
Punta Gorda, ' Florida.
CHAS. A. WALTMIRE
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR
General Practice in all State and Federal
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
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
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
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
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
And we are DYEING for your
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.
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.
C C. MORGAN,