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Volume XXXI Number 42.
THE PUNTA GORDA HERALD, PUNTA GORDA, FLORIDA Thursday October 17, 1918. Punta Gorfla Lodge No. 115 ..F.&A..M. Meets in Stat ed Communi cation second Thursday in each month at 7:30 p. m. Special com munications at call of W.M. Members Urged to be Pres ; ent at all Meetings. Visiting Brethren Always Welcome. CAMP NO. 474 W. 0. W. Charlotte Harbor, Ha. Metis second and fourth Saturdays In each month. Welcome given visit' ing sovereigns tn good standing. T. A. STEPHENS, C. C. C. F. CURRY, Clerk. ' LOCAL ITEMS Subscribe for The Herald. , Small shipments of pineapples and grapefruit go forward from here daily. All kinds of vegetables and fruits fresh daily at R. JI. King's. (adv.) Have you tried Ryzon- "the perfect" Baking Powder? On sale exclusively at II. W. Smith's. The town is suffering for tur nip "greens." If any farmer will bring in fifty "messes," he can sell them in fifty minutes. After a pleasant visit of several days to her kindred here, Mrs. H. McDaniel returned to her home in Arcadia,' Tuesday evening Nick Renses, who is helping build the government nitrate plant at Brunswick, Qa., came home last week to answer the call of the county draft board for an examination. He went to Arca dia Friday, and was examined, with the result that, owing to de fective" hearing, he will be given deferred classification and, if needed, will eventually be placed in limited service. He will render good service, wherever he may be placed. Saturday night, he bought a Liberty Bond and returned to Brunswick, Sunday. , . , fihe ; x . Wise Housewife Patronizes Us She knows that we are prepared to FILL HER EVER7 WANT IN THE GROCERY LINE Butter, Cheese , and Eggs, Fresh and the Best In Town. BE CONVINCED. I GIVE US A TRIAL 3". T. G-BIG-G-S PUNTA 'GORDA, FLORIDA &if A m Bonds Win Battles. Buy More Bonds. !;' . We carry a full line of quality groceries.. Give usv a trial It. W. Smith. : ; - : : ' 42tf Hundreds of old newspapers for sale at The Herald office for 10c. a hundred. ' ' . Better read that' " Classified ' ' column in this paper. LYoti -may find in it just what you want. We have everything you will want when you go out for a pic nic. Corned in and see our line. Try t'Sa n d w i c h o I a." H. W, Smith. ' . 42tf Monday's south-bound mail train due here at HtCO a. m. was two hours late. The u : ! J y ori z'u nated on the main fine north of Lakeland. I . : -'i Regular meeting of the Order Eastern Star will be suspended tomorrow (Friday) ni.:,ht. A can meeting will be announced later. By order of Worthy Natron, During Mrs. IIanK"'i s absence in Nashville. Tenn.! !' 'rs. C. Moger I will have charge of lev millinery goods and take pleasure m wan ing on all customers who : may call. 1 ' . f.:'' Influenza in Jacksonville, caus- eA Opo W fJatewood to hurry back from that city. He return ed Monday nighi iis'dw"; i good company feu,; said ; c" pany being his wif j and dau ..Ur. rr v M, Mnl!,' Ws. who is en- joying a fine practice at By3 Grande, has come up here to neip us,' in case the influenza . spreads. He is making headquarters at the Cochran drug store. J. C. Matchett. heavy-weight bond-holder and jolly fellow,, left Tuesday evening, for his home at St. Catherine's in Sumter county He has been called for examina tion by the county board at Bush- nell. " We are exclusive agents in Pum ta Gorda for the celebrated line of Chase & Sanborn's teas and coffees. Then have been on the market since 1864., Try them, once and j'ou'li always buy them. II, W. Smith. V.. '.-V; 42tf Alee Whidden. who is serving on a federal troop-ship, 'arrived here Monday and, yesterday morning, went down . by boat to Useppa to' visit his,', father, Wil- loughby AVhidden, We did not learn how long he will be here. '' P. A. Barker V little daughter Lenett fell out of 1h1 one night last week, and broke a bone in her left shoulder. -A day or two elapsed before it was discovered what was the matter with her, and then Dr. Boyle fixed up Jier shoulder all right., If vou wish to escape influenza and other ills, cometo Punta Gor da and cat onions and fish, and drink lime-ade and breathe , the bracing, health-giving sea-breezes. You will never die here as long as you can ea$ plenty of onions and oranges, fish and flap-jacks. , MabeL and Dribbrell Simmons, children of Dr. and Mrs. , J.- A. Simmons of Arcadia, after enjoy ing a visit of several days here to their grandmother, Mrs. Eliza beth Turner, returned to their home Tuesday evening. Their mother has recovered from an at tack of influenza. It is reported here that, a lead ing ' business man of Arcadia 'missed out" the - Liberty Loan solicitors who entered his store and asked him to subscribe for linn d. A Punta Gorda friend of that merchant says that he is sub ject to "bug-house" attacks and was evidently suffering from one of these when he "blew up" the bond solicitors. Wliile their wives arc working energetically and successfully ev ery day to sell Liberty uonas, Hewitt Brothers are supplements ing their work by publishing in this paper., a big." advertisement calling upon people to put their money in these splendid govern ment securities and thereby help conquer the ruthless Huns of Eu rope. Hewitt lirotners are al ways active in all matters per taining to the, -public welfare; and when it comes to practical patriotism, 'they are in the front ranks of the processiim. ij have invested in all lour issues 01 Liberty Bonds. , AH . honpr to them. ' Will Moger is said to be with the American forces in Siberia. If so, he is a long ways from Immc and is sure to . find the weather extra-chilly. The condition of two or three of c ar colored people who are down Av ith pneumonia as a result of the influenza, is said to be very seri ous and the chances of recovery are against 'ihemi ; v Fred Kennedy; tirell ; known col ored man, returned Jast week froni Chester, Pa;;' where he has been' working1 He 'brought with him an attack of "flu," fr,om which he speedily recovered. , A large lot of watermelons and cantaloupes grown on one of the neighboring . islands, was brought here by boat Tuesday . night, and next day placed on sale in X S. Goff's grocery. . Thcso melons are out of season, but they are said to te'fine. ' ' "."":""' that Gorge" Brown, the Cleveland hoat-builder, is . out of danger from tho attack of pneumonia ft'ith which he is suffering. This is an error of this reporter. . It will be sevcral days yet before George is out of danger. Punta Gorda children as well vn folks are as patriotic as ,est of us. For example: lit- ucMary Ellen, daughter of Mr. ikd Mrs. F, M. Glover, went into the First National Bank, yester day nxprning, and subscribed for a Liberty Bond of the baby de nomination. ; " ' A meeting of the Punta Gorda chapter of the Red Cross is called to be held at headquarters'at 3 :00 p. m. next Wednesday, 23rd inst. All members "are urged to be present as there will be election of officers. This by authority of the vice-president, Mrs. J. II. Hancock. Mrs. Sadie B. . Farringtcn and her daughter, Misa Henrietta, of Avon Park, spent several days here last week visiting their kin dred of the JDewey family. Mon day morning. Cant. Dewey hitch ed uphis auto and took them back to Avon Park. He also took along Mrs. Rogers and her daugh ter, Mrs. 'A. F. Dewey; and next day, accompanied by Mrs. , Dewey and Miss. Henrietta, he motored to Tampa to have some physic ad ministered to his auto. ..' He will return via Avon Park and bring Mrs. Rogers and Mrs. Dewey back with him. If they did not return last night, they may be expected today. .. -.- . - Our colored people are proving their patriotism in , more ways than one. They have contributed liberally, to the Red Cross and to Belgian relief; some of their best men are in the , army and others not fit for military service arc working m ammunition- factories "up north;" many of them are buying Liberty Bonds, and now comes St.., Mark's 'Progressive Baptist church, of which Rev; M. L. Cherry is pastor, and puts an advertisement m this paper call ing upon every body to buy Lib erty Bonds. As long as we have such people as these, there is no doubt that we will beat the Huns, "horse, foot, dragoons," kaiser and all. . y.". -v'-: ' ' Marketing the Citrus Crop A great deal ha's been said a- bout the marketing of the citrus crop this season, whether or not good prices would prevail and if transportation facilities would be ample to get the fruit to the mar kets. F. L. Skelly, who recently made a trip through the East and Central West, reports the outlook very bright for good prices and better "transportation this year than last." California has only 2,000 cars of Navel oranges, says Mr. Skelly, the crop being 65 per cent of that of two years ago. Last season they had only 15 per cent of the crop of the preceding season, ror to Rico, on account of the lack of fertilizer, has only 50 per cent of the' crop she had last season. He believes that if the fruit is put on the market at the proper 'time satisfactory pri'ces will prevail throughout the season. lYHY RENT 8R7H SU1T$ 1 When you can have your own for instant use and with the areatest .degree of personal comfort". . . -V ' MEN'S,WOMEN'S AND BOYS' BATHING SUITS in great variety and atlprices to suit all. : Cprne in and see them. Pmia Dry Goods "Everything tnnunmmmxnmnimu iiitiiuHiiiiiinuiiiiiiiuti mriuunitmniiinmminuniinuniwuiuiiuiiuiunnimnniinuunnunnmiuiituniuinmiiiumi His Eighty-Seventh Birthday "Grandpa" Phillip Blazer is celebrating his 87th birthday to day. He was born in Ohio 87 years ago. In 1859, he went to California in search of gold, Lat cr, "he moved to West Virginia where he served several terms as sheriff of Marion county .1 About ten years ago, he . removed J to Florida and the result has been a renewal of his" youth. -J A- ;y : He is living with the family of his son, Harry B. Blazer, and they are giving him an " elegant feist today. His grandson, S. B. Blaz er, and' his daughter, Mrs. Harri son, both of whom are living at Nocatee, are expected to join the family here today in celebrating this memorable anniversary. ' j. lie in ioiu juuu ( uituiua Blazer's many friends in congrat ulating him ori ! hiving , "reached this stage on life's journey and in hoping that ; all his remaining years may be bright with' happi ness. ; i - Meeting Called Off The town health;, authorities met yesterday afternoon and is sued orders prohibiting the hold ing of public meetings of any kind until further orders. The religious services, therefore, an nounced on another page of this paper to be held at the bathing pavilion on the town dock, ' will not be held. ! Closed Season for Mullet For the protection of the fishing industry in Florida, and in order that there be no ; misunderstand ing as to the requirements of the United States Food Administra tion, sail persons engaged in fish ing, or in the business of buying, selling or shipping fish, are here by notified that the following special ruling has been approved '. From November 25th to Decem ber 20th, 1918 inclusive, -no fish ing for mullet will be permitted in the waters of the state of Flor ida, nor will marketing or ship ping of mullet from Florida points be allowed.' This ruling is effective during the time specified in all waters of the state of Florida, and viola tions of this rule wi41 result in such penalties as are or may be provided by the United States Food Administration. This ruling does. ' not alter or change- other General Rulings of the United States Food Adminis tration applying to tlje fishing in dustry of Florida. BRAXTON BEACHAM, Federal Food'. 'M ministration; Florida. 1 ; u The. schools of Pensacola have been closed on account of the ep idemic of Spanish Influenza. r. ING E3 ' Gorda Company. I To Wear' National Farmers' Congress Will Meet in Jacksonville in December v- r , JThe National Farmer's Conr gress that meets in Jacksonville Decl 3,4 and 5, will be attended by many of the most distinguish ed agriculturists in the United States. This is a most important coming event and problems of deep intereset to Florida farmers will come before the sessions. Florida's agricultural develop-1 ment is practically in its infancy. With resources and soil unsur passed, this state should be . the Nation's greatest and ' most pro d uctiv.e garden. The sessions being held during the State Fair furnishes an oppor- . tunity for visual impressions of Florida's wonderful opportuni ties -which will unquestionably a rouse great interest, and, prove of untold benefit to the state. ' Jack sonville is already preparing for great crowds 6f agriculturists and Florida farmers should avail themselves of this opportunity, to see for, themselves the ', possibili ties of the soil, and hear discus sions that will advance alike the individual and the Common-,-wealth's interests. The congress is National in its character, -but Florida can derive untold bene fits therefrom. - , Those in charge will use every' effort to make the occasion a gi gantic success, and B. K. Hana fourde, director of the sessions, is also the general-manager of the State Fair, which insures an oc casion that will eclipse anything of its kind ever.hejd in Florida. " AH you who have torpid liver, weak dl pentlcm or constipate bowela loolc out for chilla. fhe eaaon Is here and the air Is full of the disease perms. The best thing to do ta to re.t your liver in good condi tion and purify the stomach and bowels. Heroine is the right remedy, it answers the purpose completely. Sold by 'all druggists. IF -11 131 Your OilO Order FOR r- The American Agricultur al Chemical. Company will soon have on hand in . Punta Gorda an ample stock ot Reliable Fertilizers For Farm, Grove and Gar den.. See L; i Whitten, Agent Fertilizer