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XII Number 28. THE PUNTA GORDA HERALD. PUNTA GORDA. FLORIDA. Thursday, July 15th. 130. LOCAL ITEMS day n Commercial Club meets Fri- :ht. A. Stein left morning. for Atlanta Wed- Mrs. S. A. in Arcadia Elwell spent few Mr. and .t.,ires4ay , r T. Blanchet spent a h nT in Arcadia Tuesday. njck Cooper enjoyed a few days i ., i he bay this week. S. E. Giddens and family, who! have been living at Boca Grande, for ' sometime past, have returned te their home at Charlotte Harbor. For Sale Fifteen new concrete i buildlnt; blocks, tapered; cliQftprar than yo can make them. L .E. ' Kob.nrcn. City Hall. adv. Mrs. Win. G. Weeks and four little girls, of New Iberia, La., arrived at Boon yesterday and will be the miest of her brother-in-law, J. M. Weeks i for some time. Mrs. E. 0. Brown and two child- ren 01 ueronno, .v c. who nave Weather Reporf. Washington. D. C, July 10. t 1920. Forecast for the period July 12 to 17, inclusive. South J Atlantic and East Gulf States: Frequent local thunder showers j probably seasonable tetnp'eri- tures. FRANKENFIELD. .,,.inf iliVB , E ghipped from here daily. i, nitre S. F. J. Trabue has return ,j from a visit to points up the H. Going Up. The food budget of the American rtmlly went up again in May. Sugar been here on a pleasant visit to Mrs. I "oareu 2b- per cent, and Corn meal, If M fnstnn lufr fnr their hum,. ! SU DDOSed to b the BOOT man's r?Iis!l, of fine pineapples are j Wednesday morning. 14 per ceu Buyers of bee: in Bos ton luunu i;.si wee hi. ii.iuv ui Don't forget the Commercial Club:,,en,s ; n0(lll nf which U dl meetu Friday night. So many peo-jma, enoui;h. tin worse--.:' tie cost pie arc away, every member who islof fo0(l ri,v other prices will also in town is needed to keep things UumP( and the vicious fetral will going. If you are lnterected -in tht'jaKain resume ts upward wind, town, attend: In the piague of high prices people Postmaster Geo. D. Rhode came i naturally look for a cure. Th Ue home tor a few days this week to! Publican platform, to which, people give attention to official matters ami will turn first at least for promise left again lor points in Georgia to i Rives only trifling notice to thr spend the remainder of a well de-l(,ost of living. It merely declare', served vacation. I that the causes of high prices are re duced production burdensome pto Mr. and Mis. F. L. Laubaeh have juction swollen profits and fictitious moved back to their suburban tome buying power, and goes on to say which was formerly the Soavoy Lnnnroii.lv that the bum la heighten ed production of goods, the prevent ion of unreasonable profits, and re vision of war-iniDOsed taxes. But how prices are to be chopped down .... Is not even hinted. No "Jungles in Horlda. The ..fu d,nner pail.. ha8 alw.iys A score of years ago Henry Flagler been a party slogan. The price of was spoken of as a visionary enthus-iIOOd jS the first concern of all people SOME FIGURES. Mrs Pearl Baldwin and daughter. Hazel, spent Wednesday in Ar- Misa Lillian Nell, of Arcadia, wan the guest of Miss Bottle Rawls a few days la' W'eelt- H H. Rhodes, formerly of this place bul now located at Tampa, was a visitor Monday. Miss Mma Heuoted, of Ft. Myers, l8 here visiting her grandmother, Mrs. Mary Hcusted. Mrs. Don Allen, Mrs. Jesse Basset t 8n(j utile daughter Wanda, went over to Tampa Tuesday. Harrison, proprietor of the Pressing Club, has gone for visit to Georgia. Dlace. having recently sold their place in town on Rett Ksplanado toj Dr. and Mrs. A. G. Grucwell. Mis: Maude Agnes Sherman of Jacksonville, was a brief visitor to Punta Corda this week. Rev. W. I. Sanders went, up to De Und Monday to attend the Baptists' Assembly being held there. S. D. Blazer and Mrs. j. i. rd returned to their home in ee Wednesday morning. s. I). J. Hobbs, of Lakeland, is : viait in her narents. Mr. Mrs. M t enjoj and Mrs. Miss Alouise Ogden, spent a E. Keen, in Punta Gorda. ek as mis. the Williams, of Ft. few days here last guest of relatives and n aa oyunn i n ....... m.. . ......... iTOOH IS me UlBl CUUCtfl U Ul illl Ifcujjn last, because he was "sinking money j ani certainly should be the first con In u i 1 1 (. 1 .-. .u- , Hnnrn in ITlnrlrlo " i - e . . r . V. i . in a junkie ... ......... iccrn oi governments ui mg yt;uy,-. On thing is certain. Campaign orators may declare anything to be the issue, but the people will seek an an issue to fit their needs. Boston Globe. Taylor of the Taylor Pck of Norfolk, Va., is here look- the company's Punta Corda ch. Minion Grimm is back in Pun,., tlorda, after a Jaunt to Jacksonville ; iid points in Georgia, having return ed last evening. For Sale Gentle Jersey cow, about three years old. Good milker. Tested for tuberculosis. L. E. Rob inson, City Hall. 28'2t- Hilton Meekins of Jacksonville, is enjoying a visit in Punta Gorda as the gu. st of Manager T. C. Crosland of the West Coast Fish Co. I EEI, FERTILIZERS AND CRATES. L. M. WRITTEN, AGENT. 94tn Today, Daytona, Palm Beach, Miami and a score of wealthy little towns between mark the site of the border line of that forgotten jungle. A score of years ago, witty friends ot Morgan Plant were -sking him, "Where is the west coast?" and to day Tampa and St. Petersburg and the Manatee and Fort Myers, echo back the laughter that they flung his eyes. Five yeari ago there was no Moore Haven save in a dream. Today it stands with paved streets and side walks, light and water systems. nearly 500 voters, and an agricultur al money return amount credited to it totaling nearly a million dollars for every year it has been in existence. There are no jungles in Florida; there are unborn spirits of a new paradise wailing to be born. Flor ida Grower. ,:..;m;..xk:X""W-;",M",X"M' QUALITY GROCERIES When selecting the grocer to supply your table you should do so with the same care you would exercise I" selecting your phy sician bo sure that he handles only the host, for upon the quality of your food de pends your liealtli. You'll make no mistake by coming here. JAS. S. GOfF The stranger coming lato a city for the first time, with a possible thought of making tl'e place his permanent home will be either at tracted or repelled by the general showing made in the residence dis tricts. Wliile the business district may be thoroughly up-to-the-minute, and the stoc'.-.s complete in all de tail?, if the residence show a sort of run-down-ness, a.id a careless con dition marks tire majority of them, the ordinary vi.-itor draws conclu sions which are not at all to the ad vantage of the city. If Ihe bunga lows and cottages present a clean and bright appearance every visitor must express delight; for such i.omes, set among the rich tropical verdure, are assets that must, perforce, be of great value to the cimmuntiy. Thorn, in Palm Reach Poet. Punta Gordn Comment. According to the Punta Gorda Herald the Fidelity Trust Company will open its doors for business about tiie first of July. It will be the third j financial institution for Punta Gorda and the ptomoters of the establish ment are expecting to win a fair pa tronage and assist in the upbuilding :md nronress of the town. The Her ald says that temporary quarters in the Wotitzky building will be occu- nied :it first, but a handsome banking house la contemplated', probably to bo erected where the old Seminole hotel now stands. The newspaper says that the bank will be only part owner of the proposed big building. planned for the location mentioned, but will have comfortable and hand some quarters in the structure when erected. Times-Union. iao Herald announces that Punta GorCa will soon be the cleanest town in Florida. This is a distinction worthy or emulation. Apalochlcola can bo made the prettiest town in Florida. Apalachicola Times. The Pun ta Gorda Herald rays Punta Gorda will soon le the cleanest ttwn in the State. Gainesville News. The editor of the Arcadia Enter hoa hucn droDDed from the Ul IOC lit-' - membership roll of the Desoto Coun ty Editorial Assc datlon, and the name of his paper stricken from the "xr'utfe list of the various members ot ihe association. Violation or the by-laws of that body is given as the reason for this action. Every mem ber of the South Florida and the State associations should encourage th ' DeSoto county boys by following .v,,. ,mnlp ?o far as exchanging with the Enterprl Y Ml. A a pnlni' Y to V i I . . u . ,v,..ia hnve rnniinon de Alto Dim, ne cency enough about him to withdraw X of his own volition. Lake Wales z a h bet doJi th by-taws should not join ' if he finds the llander. la rnneerned. If not Intend to live up of the association he it, and after Joining, rules are distasteful Vote for Amendment. Several state pape.s have fallen into the same error as the esteemed Tampa Tribune on the strrte bond is sue, and are insisting that the people of south Florida refuse to vote for the state bond issue bocause some county will get seme of the money that has not voted any bonds for road building. This is a very short sighted policy and will come home to roost on any community that follows such advice. Florida Is more inter ested in a state wide good road sys tem, than in the fact t'. at some single county has failed to do her share as in the way of good road building. We have people all the time Insisting that each road must bo built in a small unit. What will give us really good roads la a carefully laid out plan covering the state, and whei that is done the county that hir. the best local roads will benefit the most from the state wide roads. Manatee River Journal. Showing What A "Insert State" Van Do In Production. Florida was touted far and wide by ignorant and p.-eji. iced writers, not i so wry long ago, rs a land of desert and swamp with a worn out soil in- j capable of p. -ductlon. It was un In famous slander as all FlorlJansj know, and it brought out a hurrlear.0 of indignant and wr. thful deniaU up on the head of the slandarcr. There were promises of correction on the part of the pubI':ation giving curren cy to the libel upon the state, but. so far as we known satisfactory correc tion has never been made. Fortun ately the (figures have been collected and published which furnish a com plete refutation of the infamous statement that this la a deaert land. The Seaboar l Air Line, in connection with the state marketing bureau, has compiled figures showing the amount and value of certain Floiida cro.;s produced during the sea-cn of 1918- 19. The general farm crops for Cie year, consisting of corn, Bugar care, sweet potatoes, pecans, peanuts, to bacco, cof-in, of sea island and short staple varieties, velvet and soy beans, wvre valued at $76,571,135. Corn headed the list with 12,000,000 tus i- els valued at $25,000,000. It will j surnrise many to learn that tiiere! were 3,350 busaels of wheat grown In Florida in the year named. It may yet be that some variety or wheat adapted to our sOil and clim ate may be evolved byfsome of the "plant wizards" who are always x pertmentlng in the producton of new varieties, and Florida may be come a wheat growing state. The state's truik and vegetable crop was valued at about $30,000 000 requiring with the citrus crop, by actual records 66,771 cars to move It to northern markets. A solid train, exclusive of engines and lenders of 481 miles in length. Too many figures are wearisome to the flesh and we summarize a few of the main productions and their value as revenue producers: To itemize: Citrus fruits. 23,354 cars, valued at above $53,000,000; perishables, 43,157 cars, valued at above $30,000,000, and staple farm cronr, to the value rf $07,570,135. A total of more than $150,000,000. We might add to that the value of bur beef, pork, mutton, wool, hides, poult ry, milk, butter aijd eggs, oys ters, shrimp and fish which the state produced and sold; the output of our phosphate mines, of whic'.i we pro duce more than 50 per cent, of (lie world's supply, the tobacco produced and cigars manufactured. We might tell cf our good roads system, the best in the south; or the millions of dollars investod iu drain age ' operations to make productive farms of the fertile lands that are now loo wet tor cultivation, but what's the use? The sensatlon-seek-inng individuals who come here to misrepresent the state, wil not be couvinced by figures. They will con tinue their campaigns of slander and misrepresentation, but the truth can not be always suppressed or ignored. Florida is not a desert, but bears within its fruitful bosom the seeds which will make it eventually the greatest stock raising, fruit and trucking state of the Union. The figures which we have quoted above (and we have given but a small part of the showing) vill be spread abroad, and refute the vile slanders ol' the paid calumniators. Then will come such flood of investors and home seekers as the state has never known. Hasten the day. -Tampa Times. ' Dainty Lingerie For Ladies' Undergarments that com bine baatlty wwl daintiness with high tpiiUlty and low prices onr stock Is unequalled. We have just received by far the most attractive line of Ladles' Under garments that has ever been shipped to a Punta fiorda Arm. We have Georgette, lYeie de Chine and Wash Satin Corset t 'overs. Chemises, Com bination Suits, Petticoats, etc., of the latest designs und patterns, from which we are sure you can make a suitable selection. Punta Gorda Dry Goods Co. "Pioneers in Dry Goods Merchandising" ! Royal Pressing Club 1 H. O, HAHKISOX, Prop. Hear of Jou.es' llurber Shop Cleaning, Pressing and Repairing f Agents for the ROYAL TAILORS Will ( all for and Deliver Work. xK":'-:"X''' Do You Want An Income for Life? Come In and let us explain the good points of the Life Insurance Policies we are selling. They provide life Incomes, Increase your estate, iuiiI at same time provide for your de liendant ones at the time when needed most. I)o not put tills oft untU too late. If interested see me today, or drop a card and will call at your convenience. , :x:"X:"K"JMt"'"-' ANNOUNCEMENT 1 have bought the fruit, vegetable and candy business of It. M. King and will continue it al the same stand. I will moke ft specialty oi the best fruits and vegetables, fancy groceries, bakery goods, candy, cigars, tobaccos, and hot tied drinks. 1 Will sell for cash and will make no deliveries. I hope to be favored with a 11b i voiir husiness. Thank You! I I'll . trm , J Ths falraass of newcraner men generally if. instarced b: the favor able comment on ti e work or Sidney J. Catta, Jr., In his efforts to build up the National Guard, by the ver; newspaper! mo.-t antagonistic to his father. Young Catls has made good and Ihe press of the State has not withheld the generous credit due him. JACK WRLTMIRE ,niM.i n VEAR-DY PLACES WHKN t V I r.OI I.K Ur rt-flii" u'"" ? VISITING ARCADIA i Will Kind a Cordial Welcome at The ARCADIA HOUSE owned and managed Dy i t" ?nds, C, A. and J. w. rtoe. Which is Gorda's Well Known HP Table Supplied With the Best the Market Affords Good, Comfortable Rooms With or Without Bath Tae completion of the Tamlami Trail la now fixed for next spring or summer. -he undertaking was a bigger one than the promoters an ticipated and many delayv. have been encountered but when completed this will be one ojr the wonder driver, of tiie country, conectlng Miami and Tampa and opening a vast territory tc the public, through the tamed Everglades and cypress belts. Flor ida Times-Union. In a recent, interview John N. Willys, president Willys-Overland Co., of Toledo, 0 is quoted to have said; "In my opinion there Is no place in the United States offering the same opporttinitier'. as are await ing men of all classes right n this state. Florida istdestined to become a great and wonderfully productive and wealthy commonwealth." Lake Worth Herald. Leonard Smith, a member of the Herald's mechanical force and au thor of Mlckie's sayings. Is enjoying a trip down the bay. odisfistion M O. E. S. Entertained. Mrs. T. P. Douglass and he daughter. Miss Hester, en'crtained the members of the O. E. S. Social Ciub, yesterday afternoon at their home on Marian avor ue. The ladies report a very pleasant afternoon with the hostesses. The condition of the cotton crop for Florida on July 6th was b3 per cent or normal as compared with 62 per cent of a month ago and with 57 per cent a year ago. Weevil dam age is spotted, some localities re porting him present and at work in large numbers, while others show practically no weevils. !akes Yc ; Feei Old PEPSINOL Keep. Yon Yonnj ij Keeping Yob Healthy Yon feel old at 30, if ywr tUgrptirf svst. iti is wra! and dVmrrjp:!. Yod fd young nt 60, if yon tW Pi-pmnrt keep your digestive ufgMS strong ttmcf healthy. My lu lling vomv stomach df its work, i'epsinol errate rieh, ultwv dant, strength-building blood anil by stimulating thorough digestion pre vrnfs tfcie absorption of poisonous .sub AlKCS which undermine your wliolc system. L. E. Robinson, Agent Reserve Loan Life Insurance Co. of Indianopolis, Ind. x I A V You Can Depend Upon the Quality Yon rnn always depend upon the a,uallty of any thing that comes from Blinlflt'.t Grocery, If we sell you eggx as EKESH eggs they will be fresh. If we sell you butter ns the highest quality Elgin, that is just what you will get. We don't claim to undersell all ouf competitors, but we do claim to give you what yon pay for. To our mind QUALITY ll more imMrtant than PRICK as applied to gr,cerle!t. We appreciate your business. That Is why we give yon first quality always and as prompt ser vice as it is possible for us to give. If you want GOOD groceries and want to be SURE they are GOOD, let us be your groceryman. FRANK R. BLOUNT SERVICE COURTESY Cochran Drug Company. APPRECIATION" Htion i "'