Volume XXXI Number 42.
THE PUNTA GORDA HERALD, PUNTA GORDA, FLORIDA
Thursday, October 17, 1918.
TOWN TOPICS OF A WEEK
The Important Happenings of Punta Gords 2nd
Vicinity Briefly Told
Mrs. May Rice visited Arcadia,
Sunday evening. 1 ,
New stock Red Cross shoes.
F. Morqus, Arcadia. 39 it.
airs. Jii. v. nowaen oi uermont,
was here shopping, last Thursday.
Fruits, candies, confections and
fancy groceries are specialties at
R. M. Kings, (adv.)
A good rain, the first in a week,
fell here Sunday evening. All of
next day, clouds obscured the sky
and threatened rain.
Mrs. J. E. Skipper went to Zol
fo, Sunday evening, to attend the
funeral of her brother-in-law,
Hon. D. L. Skipper. ,
The school having closed pro
tern., Miss Florrie Provo went to
her home at Fort Ogden, Friday
evening. She was accompanied
by her cousin, Miss Allie Burn
ham, who was her guest till Sun
ts. A. Giles, a well known color
ed citizen who returned on the
7th from Philadelphia, where he
had been working, and brought
with him an attack of influenza,
by taking good care of himself
has recovered.. '
The daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
John Riggs of Charlotte Harbor,
,was taken last week, to an Arca
dia sanitarium, where she was op
erated on for appendicitis. Re
ports up to yesterday are to the
effect that she stood the operation
finely and is now rapidly recovering.
In everv town of the state in
which the Southern Utilities Com
pany have an ice factory, they
are publishing advertisements in
the newspapers urging people to
invest in Liberty Bonds. The
company has an advertisement in
this paper, which every body
should read. Surely the direct
ors of 'the Southern Utilities Com-
pany are patriots. May tney al
ways prosper. ' -
A large crowd of people, -both
whites and blacks, were greatly
interested Saturday night by a
talk from Sergeant Davis, who
was severely wounded in the sec
ond battle of the Marne in France.
His address was delivered in the
onen air in front of the Plaza
Col. Hancock visited the circuit
judge at Lakeland last Thursday
F. Morqus & Son, Arcadia, jew
elers and opticians. ' Experienced
workmen. 39 4t.
Simon Thomas 1 and Hester
Bailey, two " well known colored
people, returned from Chester,
. Mrs. J. T. Griggs, after enjoy
ing a month's visit to her mar
ried daughter in Taylor county,
returned home Tuesd.iy.
Mrs.- Elizabeth Turner went? to
Arcadia, Saturday raormng, to
visit her daughter, Mrs. Pr. Sim
mons, who was reported suffering
from influenza, f t- .
Shuby Locklear, who is earning
big wages in an Arcadia garage,
was here in a car with his wife
and baby, Sunday afternoon, vis
iting his father, J. E. Locklear.
Archie Bailey's seven-year old
son was kicked in the mouth by; a
horse, Saturday; and suffered
painful cuts in is lips and on his
chin. Dr. Boylf reared the dam
ages. . . tji '.':r-:v;:v,:
George Browrti the popular and
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reuaoie coioreu, chiziui wiiu
and operates the ship-yards "at
Cleveland, was attacked by , the
influenza last week arid it develop
ed into bronchial pneumonia.
Much uneasiness was felt about
him until yesterday, when he
was reported as recovering. Dr.
Boyle is attending him.
Sergeant McNiece, with his
wife and little daughter, arrived
here last week from their home
in Dennison, Iowa, and the three
are temporarily sojourning at
the Goldstein residence. The ser
geant is a retired federal s6ldier.
He has served for many years in
the armv. always with credit to
himself, and he is highly regarded
by all who know him. He and
Dr. Boyle are friends of long
standing. ; , .
Madame Sarah , Addicker of
London, England, arrived here
Saturday night, on a visit to her
Punta Gorda kindred. She is a
sister of the late E. Goldstein and
is, therefore, an aunt of Harry C.
Goldstein. She is an aunt also of
Mrs. Ed Wotitzky. Madame Ad-
Theatre and was listened to with 'dicker, is suffering from shell
the closest attention. His story
related in simple, forceful lan
guage, impressed every one who
heard it with' the vital importance
of backing up our soldiers "over
there" with every cent of money
we have and leaving nothing un
done to aid them in destroying
the world-menace of German dom
shock caused by the explosion of
a shell dropped from a Zeppelin
during one of the German air
raids on London. The shell burst
so near her that her escape from
death bordered on the miraculous;
It'ls exceedingly interesting to
hear her tell about it and about
other exciting incidents in Lon
What kind of cereal do you
eat for breakfast? We are
sure to carry it
All kinds, in package or in '
This is a complete, wide
awake, trustworthy grocery
PUNTA GORDA, FLA.
Arcadia had a visit from our
Col. Hancock, Friday. v
R. S.Windham of Acline, trans
acted business in Arcadia, Fri
'-Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Johnson
went to Sanf ord, Saturday, to vis
jit relatives and friends for sever
H. L. Dotson and family moved
last week into the Moates resi
dence in the eastern part of town,
and the home vacated by them is
expected to be occupied this week
by F, S. Bates, a capitalist of Fort
J, A. Reynolds, wife and son-in-law,
S. D. Blazer,' came down Oc
tober 9th, via auto, to bring Mrs.N
S. D. Blazer and son, S. D. jr., to
visit S. D. Blazer's parents Mr.
and Mrs. II. B. Blazer, for a few
days. . V '.'
Mrs. C. G. Davis returned last
week from Warner, N. n., where
she spent the summer -very pleas
antly . amongst kindred and
friends. Her many friends here
extended her a cordial welcome
on her return. : ; .
Myers, who has bought it.
Mrs. M, W. Sturdy is enjoying
a visit from her sister, Mrs. John
Burnett of Colorado, and her sister-in-law,
Mrs. R. D. Collins of
Oklahoma, who arrived on Thurs
day night of last week, and will
propably spend the winter here.
Jrs. M. A. Hanson ; went to
Fort Myers Saturday and visited
relatives, and friends there till
Tuesday morning, when she re
turned. Yesterday, evening, she
left for Nashville, Tenn., to aid
in nursing some of her relatives,
who are suffering from influenza,
' Miss Gladys Martin, one of our
accomplished high school teach
ers, enjoyed a visit from Thurs
day evening till Friday morning
from her father, "Tex" Martin,
a popular commercial "traveler
who lives in Ocala. Sh'e is spend
ing this week with him in Ocala.
Miss Dona Walker returned
Saturday night, from a month's
vacation which she enjoyed visit
ing relatives and friends in Jack
sonville and other places. Her
new fall stock of fall and winter
goods is about complete and she
invites the ladies to call and in
spect them. ... ' . '
Lawrence Neel, a Bermont boy,
was bitten by a ground-rattlesnake
on Wednesday, 9th inst.,
and his mother, Mrs. Edgar Neel,
brought him here in the middle of
that night and woke up Dr. Stone
to treat the boy. Mother and son
were frightened by the snake-bite,
but Dr. Stone administered the
Droner remedy, and they went
D, H. Huckeby of Cleveland, is
not to be outdone in patriotism by
any other citizen. He has not
only bought Liberty Bonds of ev
ery issue, but, last week, he had a
big advertisement in this paper in
which he urged every body to
buy them. There, has never been
any discount on any one in this
region by the name of Huckeby.
Everyone of them has been and is
of "true blue" American man
hood. '-:, '
Swan Hartwell, a capitalist and
big coal dealer of Boston, Mass.,
was here last Saturday, inspect
ing three day cruisers being built
for himself and friends by h, L.
Barnhill at Charlotte Harbor.
These cruisers are motor-pleasure
boats ; they are built in the height
of style and have greater speed
than the ordinary small motor
boat.' As soon as they are finish
ed, Mr. Hartwell and friends' will
come down and proceed to enjoy
a winter's cruise in these waters.
Mrs. Clara Davis, as one of a
Red Cross committee, was busy
last week trying to make a com
plete list of all men from 'Punta
Gorda, Charlotte 'Harbor,) .Cleve
land and Acline, who are serving ;
in the army beyond the Atlantic.
The Red Cross wishes and intends
to send each one of them a Christ
mas package. Every body should
aid Mrs. Davis in getting tne
name of every one of them. Send,
her their names and addresses im
mediately. She does not want
to omit or skip a single one of
them. The Christmas packages
must be made up and shipped
within the coming week. Don't
wait to hand in a name until it is
too late. v
buy a standard make
For Sale by
PEOPLE OF PUNTA GORDA AND NEAR-BY PLACES
WHEN VISITING ARCADIA
Will Find A Cordial Welcome 'At
THE ARCADIA HOUSE
S Which "is owned and managed by Punta Gorda's 'Well
C. A. and E. G. ROE
S:".:"EW TABLE -SUPPLIED WITH THE BEST THE MAR-
KET AFFOADS. ; A V
; Comfortable Rooms, With oi Without Bath,
Services Prompt , -v ; f . -
Our abstracts are the most Complete to be obtained, and
fevery Abstract is backed by Absolute Guarantee. Located
in New Wells Block, near Post Office. v
D. W. McLEOD, Manager, , ; , Arcadia, Florida
Consolidated Title Company
.v . i. ' - - Charges Reasonable
I BARTbW STEAM LAUNDRY I
Is prepared to take care of a very large amount of work. Thone who
use It aa a convenience may be assured of a price that compares favor
ably with other laundries. ' i. ,
Leave your bundle at McClelland's. Basket closes Tuesday at nooni
and returns Saturday. frV- ,
A N O THE
You may do bus- c
iness with some g
other local Bank
why riot open anr
and give us a por-
tion of your busin-
ess? We extend
you every courte- f
sy. Come in and
Bank with us.
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"The Bank tliat Smile and says Thank You"
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