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"Volume XXXI Number 42.
THE Pi Thursday, October 17, 1918. 24 KARAT FINE In gold 24-karat fine means' 100 per cent pure no alloy. In land it means lands, in DeSoto County around Punta Gorda and Charlotte Harbor. ( Such land as you want, among such neighbors as you want to -associate with, we have and offer at the right price. We have often said, and it is true, that that person who will come and spend two days with us will buy nowhere else in Florida. - i Write us. " We can prove it in your case. Come, see us. - If You Have Property For Sale List it With Us. BLOUNT BROTHERS, Commissioners' Meeting The bounty commissioners met in regular session in Arcadia, on Monday, 7th inst. with Chairman ; W. G.' Welles presiding, and Com- . missioners Whitten, Bullock and AVhitehurst present. : . It was moved and carried that the petition of Marian Horwitz O'Brien and 83 others, filed Oc tober 5th, asking that certain ter ritory in Townships 41 and 42, South, be constituted into a spec ial road and bridge district, be re ferred to a committee to report at present meeting of this Board. The chairman named Commission er Whitten the said committee.. T. B. Harrison of Bowling Green, was committed to the County Farm. Notary public bond of John A, Welch, with the Fidelity and de posit Company of Maryland as surety was approved. v The clerk reported the comple ' 4ion of his fiscal report and that "Tallahassee officials had reported DeSoto county as being the first county in the state to file such re- nnrt. Said reDort ; showed thatt the county had received $4,545.00 . i . - interest on deposits. JtJy reason of dispensing with trustees for Ibond funds, trustees' commisaions .as follows were saved: McCall Road and Bridge Dis trict, $18.14; Concrete Bridge No. 4, $200.60 ; Punta Gorda Road and Bridge, $399.81; Special Road and ..Bridge No. 1, $386.41; Special Hoad and Bridge No. 5, $655.03 ; Special Road and Bridge No. 4, $2,118,39 i Fort Ogden Drain, $17. 07; Punta , Gorda Drain, $35.95 j Arcadia Drain, $72.39; Zolfo Drain, $428.48 ; Murdock Drain, $455.38. ; Total Trustees Commis . sions saved, $4,787.65. s Sheriff and tax collector pre sented their reports. ' A report from Hon, Cade E. Shackleford, complimenting ; the DeSoto prison camps, was read .-and filed. '.:".(. '::' ; Tax Assessor Murphy presented the tax assessment roll for 1918, in ; triplicate. After being ex amined and compared by the board, same were accepted and : approved. '.' ';.J . Tuesday, October 8th Commissioner (Whitten t moved that:' .'. V.- ,."?. ;; ' Whereas: The State Road De partment is receiving all automo bile taxes in the various counties, that they be requested to furnish sign posts as set out in the resolu tion of the said Florida State Au tomobile Association. Carried. Provision was made to build a gap in the road to Carlstrom Field that was left out of the plan of 'the State' Road Department. The sum of $100.00 was appro priated for prizes in the Boys' Pig Club, contest, said amount to. be spent under the supervision of County Agent Sessomy. County Agent Sessoms present . fd his September report, showing that there are five demonstrators working in the county; 19 corn club boys; 27 pig club boys; 12 visit were made to pig club boys and 45 to farms conferred with 41 'farmers ; distributed. 56 bulle- tions; wrote oos letters, mocuiai- d 103 hogs; held 12 Cleveland Steam Marine Railway Yacht and Boat Storage Boots Built end Repaired. Build end Repair Barges - and Dredges Geo. Brown, Prop. aS,5!Mtif sr . x .t n n i i meetings, and traveled by team and auto 680 miles. The Clerk was instructed to is sue E. V. Camp coupon form war rants in lieu of the regular form warrants held by said Camp, tak ing up ana cancelling said regu lar form warrants. Game warden's report was pre sented, showing three cases of violations oi tne. law, in wmch fines and costs aggregating $40.44 were levied. " ': Commissioner Whitten reported that the petition of the .Mayor of Moore Haven and 83 others ask ing for-the establishment of a special r.oad and bridge district in the Moore Haven section, was in compliance with the law ; where upon, all the legal preliminaries were taken for the establishment of said district, and an election was ordered to be held in said dis trict on Nov. 19th to decide the question of issuing $90,000.00 of bonds for the purpose of building roads and bridges in said district. Measures were adopted to build a draw-bridge over the 3-mile canal at Moore Haven. ' S 1U was moved bv Commissioner pWhitehurst, seconded by Commis- I 1TTL. 'ii 3 ,i sioner Whitten, and carried, that the, sum of $1,000.00 be, and is hereby appropriated - from the general funds of the county for the? expenses of . the County Coun- 1 '' (ft t . 1 m cn or rsationai uerense. r A i communication was read from the Farmers National Con gress of the United States, re questing that delegates be ap pointed to said Congress, from DeSoto county! to attend the said Congress at Jacksonville, on Dec. 3rd, 4th and 5th. It is therefore krequested that the farmers of De Soto County i who will volunteer to attend said congress at said time, will notify the board at its November meeting, and certifi cates of appointment as delegates will be given to them, Upon motion of Commissioner Whitten, seconded by Commis sioner Avhitehurst, the clerk was instructed to draw warrants to E V. Camp for $10.00 per day from April 1st to September 16th, to the amount of $1,405.00 to be paid from the fund of the Charlotte Harbor Road and Bridge District, ior engineering expenses. lhe Tax Collector -presented his final report for the collection of 1918 taxes. Same was accept ed and approved. Board recessed until Oct. 17th Hand the Flu a Lemon! Spanish influenza doesn't like lemons. Lemons are said to , be flu foes. European people, who first suf fered flu attacks, resorted 'to the lemon treatment. Italians took to lemons sso readily that the muni cipal government of Rome has had to come to their aid by squelching the lemon speculators who horded these flu foes to boost the price. Boston, instituted the lemon cure when the epidemic hit Mas sachusetts. Other flu stricken lo calities have started taking the lemon treatment. Unaccountable barrels of hot lemonade have been drunken to drown the flu germs. farmersThis has 'caused a lemon shortage America. j The lemon crop must be con I served. Don't waste a lemon. Savft 'em for the flu fight. .If you are not a flu' victim deny y.ourselt that glass of lemonade. : :, . . 4 p. S.-Spanish flu victims hare made liberal use of the onion, and j many -who have recovered from! flu attacks have given credit to their frequent eating of 'onions, raw and "cooked. Palm Beach Post. Limes are as good as lem ons. : -'. '. ..; I Brig. Gen. .. Charles - Richards, medical corps, acting surgeon gen-, eral of the United States army, has embodied the following twelve suggestions for avoiding innuenza in a circular wmcji nas been sent to all military units throughout the country with a request that ' they be given the widest publicity: ' ; , ' 1. Avoid needless crowding in fluenza is a crowd disease. , j 2. Smother your coughs and ; sneezes; others do not want the germs which you .would throw away: .- . - J 3. Your nose, not your mouth: was made to breathe through, get the habit. , 4. Remember the three C 's a clean mouth clean skin and clean clothes. 5. Try to keep cool when cu walk and warm when you 't;1? and sleep., V,'-;;" '- 6. Open the windows alwavt at home at night; at the office when practicable. ' :';Vv"' ' 7. Food will win the war if you give it a chance : help by choosing and chewing your food well. 8,. Tour fate may A be in your own hands; wash your hands be fore eating. '. .. ; ' .. 9. Don't let the waste products of digestion accumulate ; drink a glass or two of water on getting 10. Don't use a napkin, towel. spoon, fork, glass or cup which has been used by another person and not washed. 11. Avoid tight shoes, tight clothes, tight gloves; seek to make nature your ally, not your- prisoner. ' N "" 12. When the air is pure.breathe all of it you can; breathe deeply. Misstatements Corrected ' ' (Paid Advertisement) To the Fair-Minded Voters of De Soto County: I am not a mud-slinger, but feel it my duty to correct some 'things that have t; started since I an nounced myself a candidate for County Commissioner from Dis trict No. 1 DeSoto County. ' First, I have not had the pleas ure of . meeting the people throughout the county as I wish T could, but wish to give the people some information as to who I am and where I came from. I was born and reared in Henderson county, N. C." My father was al so a native of that county; ' and state. ' At the beginning of the Civil War, my father volunteered in the Southern Army and served throughout the war in Co. II, 25th N. C. Regiment. ! have been liv ing in DeSoto county about seven years. - Some time before the Primary election I was asked by some of the best men of Bowling Green to make the race for county commis sioner for this , district, No. 1, without being asked about my politics or what I thought of county division. . In National pol itics I have always been a Repub lican. In the . state, county : and city, I have always stood for good government and. have had' the pleasure of voting for raanjr good Democrats. I believe in fair play, and don't wish to misrepresent any one, and will not stand and be silent while I am being put be fore the people by one Of my op ponents in the wrong, light. I don't think the pot should call the kettle black. Mr. Sauls, my Bowling Green opponent, says I am a Republican. This I have never denied in Na tional politics, but I am a white one, and have my first time to meet with a crowd of negroes. This I will be able to prove before the campaign is over. Mr. Sauls says he is a Democrat. Let us see. Something over two years ae-o he was in a debate at the city ball hi Bowling Green with Mr. W. R. Minor, Mr. Sauls taking the side that the Wilson administra tion was a failure. Two years a go he . was a delegate to the State EepuMicarwConvention at Palat kar Fla. and that convention had some black faces in it. He came back to Bowling Green and boast ed on the streets of what a fine speech he heard a negro make in th'afe meeting '.- Honest, Voter, if you doubt my word,', come talk with the people of Bowling Green. I can prove my statements, t " : He also made Kaiser Bill talks 011 the streets of. Bowling Green, till .the 'Government got so hot af ter slackers and slack talkers ; then he turned his tune. ' I am not standing by our Gov ernment and i President in this great war for any other reason than love for our flag and nation, and I have stood there since mur derous Gennahy and her allies be gan to destroy j the innocent wo men and children of our country. Enough about that, as I have a few more facts 1 wish to state to the people of the county. After, the Primary , Election,, I asked the ' people of Bowling Greenj if they so desif ed to eall an other mass meeting, and if they wanted to put scpip one else in the field for , Comciissioner that I would come doVjx I was told by a large numher to stay in the race. When I learned' Mr. Sauls was in the race, I asked him to let us have a mass meeting in Bowling Green, and if the people wanted him or some one else, I would come down. This he refused to do. ,'.' '' .' I also offer to the people of De Soto county that if I fail to carry Bowling Green and the district in which I am to serve, I will resign in favor of the man who does car ry the commissioner's district. I mean by this, if I should be elect ed by votes outside of the district. . Mr. W. T. Sauls states in his an nouncement that he fully realizes the importance of the office and the business qualifications of the man to fill, the place. With four candidates in the field, he must think he is tU only "IT.", , I wish to' state for myself, I have had business ability enough to get through the world so far, and can say I have always rnt my fellow-man on the square, and can say to the world I am not liv ing off of something that justly belongs to some one else. I mean by this that from the cradle to the present, I owe no man a bill I don't pay when due or on de mand. I wish I could see every voter in DeSoto county and make myself known to you. ' One thing comes to my mind, that some one has started who is measuring other people by what could be done with them. It is circulated that Mr. J. G. Lewis and R. L. Croom were back ing me as a candidate .for Com missioner. I brand this as a ma licious, known lie. In the first place, Mr. Lewis and Mr. Croom are men above what was said to be their reasons for doing so, namely, that they could get the county convicts to work turpentine. All of which is false, and I wish to state I have promised oio man or set of men any favor in any way if elected. Respectfully, W.J. CASE, Bowling Green, Fla. ,- (Paid Advertisement) Mrs. Abigail E. Morgan has been appointed carrier of rural route No. 4 out of Tampa, being the third woman rural mail car rier in Tampa. 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 sale and out-of-town orders given prompt attention when received by man,, telephone or telegraph. YOU ARE EXEMPT! From worry in case of fire if you insure with one fci of the large and just Fire Insurance Companies jg? which we represent in Punta Gorda. III THIS WORLD 1 Nothing-is more certain $r? than DEATH AND TAX ES and we might add the payment of OUR INSUR- 3 ANCE Polices. Ask us about the advan- tage in taking your policy ew with, v us. ' " si? SKIPPER BROS., 1 First National Bank ' Cjo PUNTA SOBDA, - FLCEDA. v! 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. Res. Phone No. 49 Office Phone No. 10 TERMS CASH WPatlents from a distance would do well to make appointments by mail a few days 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. Geo.W.Whltehurt Wilbur W. Whit ehunt Whitehurrt & 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. O. O. 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 4 Punta Gorda . . Florida. LEITNER & LEITNER LAWYERS Will Practice In all Courts Arcadia, Florida .THE MORNING TRIBUNE Tampa, Fla, $9v.0O a year. Besides All the News of the World and the State. Gives Full Information About the Fruit, Vegetable, Stock-Raising, Manufacturing and Other Industries of South Florida. Our business Is in CREASING. . Our need is more PRESSING than ever. And we are DYEING for your i moneyl H. W. WALKER, Prop. CITY PRESSING CLUB. I