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1 r . THE ITN'TA (iOIWA HKRAIjO, PUNTA GOKDA. FLORIDA Thursday, December 23rd, 1020. "volume XXX 11 Number 50 -x:x..:..k:h::X" The Store For ! EARNEST MERCANTILE CO. are offering many useful articles this year for your Christinas shopping. Christmas Shopping 1 Cit'ts that will bring joy to the hearts of every one. We are showing many Isuch gifts for Fnther, Mother Sister, Brother, Friend or loved ones. Every I department Is rt:ll of such articles that will appeal to you. We are keeping HOW with the market too. That means lota in a saving way. READY-TO-WEAR FOR LADIES . j i 4 y 1 In our Untile Red7to-Wer yoa mtu Bad many things that charm turn I j Shoes make excellent gifts too. black and blue Satins at 910.00. We have hobby strap slippers J Kid and Suede straps black and ! make for bettQty, Ilcnutiful ilk and nainsook underwear ar rcasonnme pi ire. Lafhiloppino hand made underwear, full of charm and beauty $-1.75 to $2". furs, lovely Furs make useful gifts $15.00 to 100.00. ilcaiitiiul si!!. satin. Rem and nicotine dresses $20.00 to $75.M. Xohhy I brown at $12. 00. Women's and Misses' dress boots in black and! I brown $4.65 to 10.00. .Men's dress shoes and Oxfords black j and brown $8.5 to 914.00. Daniel Green Felt Slippers for the family 92.50 to 9 1. 00. Suit Cases, lings, Trunks etc at 20 per rent J f reduction. 1 I ..nt Sinli lltlt nit ML.fiA. S45.O0 and un to SIOO.OO Ileum it'ul Shirt Waists and over blouses, plaid skirts ami many other beautiful things for 5 your Selection. Nobby wool slip-over sweaters and silk sweaters 25 per Y cent off. 1 IN OlTR DRESS GOODS DEPARTMENT Our Dress Goods department too is showing the right things at the right prices. Silks hold a prominent place this season and the prices are down to about hair. Kxcellent silk hose can be had at 91 -OS, 92.98 to 96.50. These Include the well known Onyx, Gordon and Van Raalte glove silk. Nice warm wool blankets make excellent gifts $10.00 to 925.00. We are offering some exceptional prices In cotton piece goods. Ginghams and Per cales that sold formerly at 50c are now selling at 25c. An excellent grade ol bleach muslin can be had at 25c. Good grade Outing Flannel fancys at 25c to 30c. Earnest Mercantile Co. 1 i 1 I 1 1 IN OUR MEN S DEPARTMENT Y you will find beautiful shirts, neck-j wear, hosiery, etc., at new low prices. ! Men's and l'n-.'s m:!:s of best tailored makes are selling at about 40 per cent under (he high war price prices an down to date. This department too is leading in piality; and 1 -- .4 EVERYTHING UP-TO-DATE You will find our stock up to date both in styles and prices. The quali ty is always high. The best is always cheapest. Visit our store in your round of Christmas shopping. -X-'0XX"XX,X"X',X,X-,XX Chas. E. Bartow, . Florida I X ,X,"X"X,,X"XX X,"XX"XX,X,,XX,,,X,X"X' Local misw& Rest wishes for O'c'ristuias. "Read the advertisements. 'Commercial Club meets Friday ttigt.t. Children arc now absorbed in great expect! ions. W. W. Wilstp ol 'levejand, went tc Tr.inpa, Monday, to undergo ex pert treatment for E .ie trouble in his I cell! and Jews. . v Fresh Fruits! 2 2 I i 3 I AMD Vegetables Our store is, headquarters for nil kinds of fruits and vege tables, and you ate always rare Of finding what you want here if it is to be. hod. We handle only the best stock obtainable, but you will often find our prices less than el-ewhere. We handle groceries, too, and because we -ell for cash only and do not have any ex pense for delivery, our prices are usually less than others.' If you don'i mind carrying your packages, you ccan save considerable by trading with me. JACK O. WALTMIRE ;, .;, .x..XX..X"vX"X"X"XKXX, Kinj-'smore Johnson of Doca Grande, passed through here, Tues day night, on his way lo Arcadia. An extra passenger coach has been attached to each of the mail trains on this division of the Coast Line, which was necessitated by the in crease of travel. The Woodmen of the World and the Woodman Circle will have a banquet and a joint installation of officers elect in the Masonic lodge hall on January 6th 1021. Delivery of dressed fish to all parts; of the city from !) to 12 mornings and 2 to 5 afternoons. Address ISox 281 and orders will receive prompt attention. 47-tt- There will be a Christinas service in the Episcopal Church at 10 o'clock, Saturday morning, when the sacra ment of the Holy Communion will he administered. Public cordially invit ed. "There is no power to heal or cure in me. I can only help by my faith that no soul, that wishes otherwise, need suffer or be in darkness." Miracle Man, Plaza, Thursday, the 23rd. adv. James F. Sikes, able lawyer of Clearwater, arrived Tuesday night, to pay a holiday visit to his parents, Mayor and Mrs. J. N. .Sikes, and his sisters, Mrs. J. K. Skipper and Miss Anna Mae Sikes. The local lodge of Free and Accept ed Masons and the chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star will have a joint installation of officers elect next Monday evening. At the con clusion of the ceremonies, an oyster least will be served. Mother Goose Bread is made in Punt Gorda, in a cleaa kitchen, from the best materials, and etftaos to you fresh each day Without being touched by human hands. A hie loaf lor 15 cents. I5 'f J. S. Cottrell, who is prospering and raising a fine family at Moore Haven, came here in a car, Tuesday, and went back yesterday, taking with bim an elegant new automobile vhich he had sold to a leading citizen of Moore Haven. New members added to the roll of the Tourist Club, Tuesday night, are the following: E. M. Bacon, Bridge ton, N. J.; Mrs. L. A. Wilson, Pales tine, Ohio; Mrs. H. A. Miller, Ober lin, Ohio; Mrs. P. J. Weisch, Roy A. Weisch,; Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Holmes, Robinson, Ills.; Miss Jennie Patter ton, Mrs Catherine E. Oox, Mount Vernon, Ohio. Walter A. Kaler and his pa-in-law, J. J. Haslett, came in by auto-mule vehicle from the Marlboro section, Tuesday, did a lot of shopping, were greeted by many friends and went back the same night. Since retir ing from the newspaper business, Walter is doing some fine and profit able farming. It is the life, he says, and it. surely is. Mrs. Luke Scott, age about 74 years, was found dead in her back yard, last Thursday afternoon. Physicians say her death resulted from paralysis, this being a second stroke. She leaves a husband, one son and two daughters to mourn her loss. Her husband is a fisherman and was at his work down the bay at the time of her death. R, W. Conn of Louisville, Ky., one of our most genial and popular win ter residents, is amongst ua a:.'iiin, having arrived at noon, Tuesday. He is looking around tc rent a cot tage; meantime, a general ami cor dial welcome is being given him. ilia sister, Mrs. M. E. Curry, and his daughter, Miss Louise Conn, accom panied by his cousin, Mrs. Henry Bullitt, will arrive January 1st. Mrs. Bullitt will be the season's guesr of the family of her brother, Will H. Frederick. All these fine Kentuck Mas,' having spent previous winters here, have won the esteem of our people and always receive a cordial greeting. Commercial Club meets Friday nlsrbt, Mrs, Elva L. Jlarvoy has a force Of carpenters tit work making im provements in her residence on the bay front. A traveling minstrel show exhibit ed here to a large audience, Saturday night. This was the second show of the kind to appear here within three days. Born, In this village, December 10th inst., to Mr. and Mrs. James W. Washington, a daughter; also, De cember lbth inst., to Mr. and Mr.3. R. W. Molesworth, a daughter. A bevy of our girls who are attend ing the State College at Tallahassee, came home Saturday, to spend the holidays,, and were given a loving welcome. They are: Misses Anna I Mae Sikes, Irene Riley, Sallie Jones and Nina Mae Stevens. The last named came in an automobile with Pastor Rice of the Methodist Church, and Mrs. 0. L. Fries: the others came by rail. PROFESSIONAL CARDS J DR. D. N. McQUEEN PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON Punta Gorda, - - Florida. Office on Taylor Street Back of Cooper Hardware Co. Residence Phone No. 31 W. M. MATTHEVS, M. D., PHYSICIAN & SURGEON Office at Residence Punta Gorda, Florida. It's a cinch to figure why m -v 1u.1i MrURKISH & DOMESTIC A WffimBmm blend uyj m 1 rmxsMmwrrx-m About the Mistletoe COLES, In his "Art of Simpling." observes, "If one hang mistletoe about the neck the witches can have no power of him." Some lingering $ superstition rem ni 11s In the present day, nnd In ninny houses n bunch of the mistletoe Is sus pended from the ceiling, under which the male part of the as sembly have the privilege of taking the ladles and saluting them. At the same time they should wish them a hnppy new year and present them with one of the berries for good luck. In other places people try by lots hy the cracking of the leaves and berries In the fire. DR. v7. J. JORDAN DENTIST Punta Gorda, .... Florida. ttes. Phone No. 49 Office Phone No. 11) TERMS CASH Patients from a distance would dc well to make appointments by mail a few days previous to their arrival, to avoid disappointment. J. H. HANCOCK ATTORNEY AT LAW Punta Gorda, .... Florida. Will Practice In All Courts IS" Loans Negotiated WILBUR W. WHITEHURST ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW Wauchula, Florida WALLACE CHADMAN ATTORNEY AND NOTARY Practice in all State and Federal Court Punta Gorda, Florida. HOWARD J. SPENCE ATTORNEY AT LAW Will Practice in All Courts Office in Smith Building, f.ooni 4 Punta Gorda, Florida. LEITNER & LEITNER LAWYERS Will Practice in all Courts Arcadia, Florida. PIONEER BARBER SHOP J. H. RASCH, Proprietor Punta Gorda, - Florida. Cleveland Steam Marine Railway Yacht and Boat Storage Boats Built and Repaired. Build and Repair Barnes and Dredges Geo. Brown, Prop. c,eNSapnuKadfl CHRISTMAS WEEK IN ENGLAND ? Time Whan Scattered Families Art United and Tender Memories Are Revived. MANT and great are the changes which have occurred In England since Dickens wrote "A Christmas Carol," but they have not affected th national love fjur the festival and th determination to preserve unimpaired the traditional warmth nnd heartiness of Its celebration. Christmas week is still the great week of the year foi the English people. It Is the one week when scattered families are reunited when tender memories nnd old asso elations are revived, when friend greets friend with a cheery expanslveness In striking contrast with the character istic reserve of the English nature so, undemonstrative to those who d( not know It well, apparently so dis tant and unsympathetic. From Wednesday all business wil be suspended, not to be resumed till Monday morning. The whole natlot will give itself up to good cheer and good fellowship, and for a brief season all strife and controversy are hushed and peace, charity and concord reign supreme. LUMBER All Kinds Give me your order large or small, I Can Save You Money W.O. SILCOX i i Z t I rUKIij Reduced Prices ? . ? I Touring Cars, electric starter 020.00 T Kunahoiits, electric starter V5T8.M '! Worm Olive Trucks 9M7.0Q f V T X tractors 9875.04 (Can now give immediate delivery on all Kord products.) X i . . i 1 sed cars Cadillac, Rood condition, $500; Kord truck, $225. T All Standard Tires at Reduced Price Effective November 15th. y 1 1 I HEWITT BROS. GARAGE You should know why Camels are so unusual, so refreshine so satisfying. First, quality second, Camels expert blend of choice Turkish and choice Domestic tobaccos which you'll certainly prefer to either kind smoked straight Camels blend makes possible that wonderful mellow mildness yet all the desirable body is there ! And, Camels never tire your taste ! You'll appreciate Camels freedom from any unpleasant cigaretty after taste or unpleasant cigaretty odor For your own satisfaction compare Camels puff by puff with any ciga rette in the world at any price f Camel trm told everywhere m ecienliHcallv memled n.rk... t tn cigarettes; or ten packages 300 cigarettes) in a glaaame-paper-covered carton. We strongly recommend this carton for the home or oKom supply or when you travel. R. J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO CO., Winiton-Smlem. N. C costs of grove onerallea as are materially reaucea py co operative purchasing o! sup ples practiced hy members of the Florida Citrus Exchange Membership in the Florida Citrus Exchange requires only the ability to co-operate. No initiation fees, no merabenhip duea. For information, canaoit the manager of nearest association or Mb-eschasge, or write to the businea manager at Tampa. d It -- - '