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b'hf EtitrmrifiP-tifiilriirrJ MKW KN'riiHl'HISK, F.Mhlilwd IK'I MADISON UKCOhDKR, hmnbli.hcii ISoi. i CONBOLILMTBI) JuneM, IMS. . . Madison. .Florida. PUBLISHED WEEKLY. . M.tlr Jane ti, 1C08, under Acl nl March A COLUMBUS B. SMITH. FdltOf. : r-SMf.inirtloi. fi.oo pir vir AdrcrtiMns jm en mHc known on upolicnllon. Oorr-noivlrnt m. II nl.. Mirit U (.nlv HM llilU H th IPr : Ms hrSH In your item, but lv men' ltm ol , . We mutt have the nmeol evry cmnrllti or. nt for puhlkntion, Imt thnt we ma? hn.tw the OrreipomreTM-eU autriennc. innnvmoui com nnnicntionii will nnd a. home i ue waite hAkvl ddrese nil communication, to THK NEW BMTRRPRISK.. M nditort, florid. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 190S. Atlanta did nerselt proud. in fleeting Maddox mayor over Woodward by a majority of more than three thousand. Champ Clark, the statesman from Missouri, has been chosen minority or Democratic leader in the present session of Con gress, 8ucc3eding John Sharp Williams of Mississippi. Champ will make the republican side of the House sit up and take notice. The National Congress con vened last Monday in regular session and for the next several months will grind out bills by the hundreds. Let us hope that it will succeed in restoring or bringing about a resumption of that great prosperity promised conditioned upon the election ol Mr. Taft. The Manatee Journal , says that ''Governor Gilchrist's'1 ad ministrajtion will start off with an empty treasury ana many thousand dollars of unpaid ob ligations. This, too, after a period of the highest tax rate known in the State for yea-s. As an increase of taxes the Broward administration has been a howling success " Claud L'Engle, erstwhile edi tor of the Sun, was convicted last week at Bartow of criminal libel. This was the famous case in which John A. Graham was the prosecufor, the libel being in certain articles published i.. The Sun by L'Eng'e which showed Graham in rather an uncomplimentary light. The case has been appealed and Claude is not yet gracing the inside of a prison celt. Our his sympathy is with him trouble la That mysterious case against W. II. Mitchell over at Thomas tllle resulted in the conviction of tbe defendant of a charge 'of assault and battery, and he has been sentenced to serve twelve rtontbs oa the chain gang. Tbe case was fought every inch ot the way by the imposing array of counsel on each side and was sensational in tbe extreme. The state utterly tpnea in proving a motive and notwithstanding the verdict the matter is as great a mystery as ever. The Board of County Com. miosioners of Hamilton county have entered into a contract with Pool & Co , of Atlanta, for the construction of one kundred and ten miles of hari road in that county. The r6ads will start from Jasper arid penetrate to all sections of the county. The county will pay the con tractors Worty-five thousand dollars for the work and furnish the necessary road building machinery and material. Here is evidence of progress in Ham llton county which other corn ting might well imitate. I' ll,re not some man or set ol men in iwauisoa county who will take up the matter and ar ratine for a display of our coun ty resources at the exposition to be held in Jacksonville next moQth and at the State Fair to be held in Tampa in February? There is no doubt but that an exhibit could be gotten together from this county which would open the eyes of the world to the advantages of our section, and might prove beneficial by interesting settlers from other counties and other States and influencing them to come to Madison. A county which pro duces annuaMy the best of Sea Island cotton, the finest of corn and other field crops, and tobac co equal to that ot any county in the Slate and superor to that of most counties, should not be satisfied to keep ts -light un der a bushel" but should take advantage of every opportunity offered to exhibit its resources to the world. Come gentlemen, wake up to your opportunities and let us have a big exhibit at both of these expositions. The other day down in Mexi co where Mr. Bryan is oti a hun ting trip, says the Pensacola Journal, he had a close encoun ter with a wounded bear who rabbed him around the waist and tore his coat to pieces be fore the enra i'ed animal got its quietus. .Mr. Bryan has now been grabbed around the waist three times and had his presi dential aspirations torn to piec es by the. republican bear with out getting excited and we are n n surprised to learn from the brief dispatch that he betrayed no emotion in the encounter with the Mexican ursus. But if that had happened to Mr. Koose velt we would have , had col umns ot thrilling f, . '.e-ups on the subiect and Teddy's heroism would have been cabled around the world. W..W. Carroll has retired from the editorship of th Monti cello News, having disposed of his interest therein to Mr. E E. Atkinson of Atlanta who will hold down the tripod iu the fu ture, air. Carroll will engage in horticulture and live stock raising on a large 6cale. Carroll has given tbe people of Jeffer son county an ex:ellent and fearless paper for many years and he will be missed by tbe State press gang. We wish him unlimited success la bis new venture and to bis successor we extend the glad hand With the hope that be will continue t(f make tbe News a power In the land. Figures show that 7,416 ,200 speeches, making about1 t,wo hundred tons of published mat ter, were distributed by the Government Printing Offlje at Washington during the recent campaign. Njw we begin to see a reason for tbe tremendous deticite in the affairs of the post office department. The govern ment pays for the transporta tion of this tremendous weight of "hot air" but every piece ol it goes under the frank of the speechmaker and the govern ment derives no postage reve nue from it. Work has been resumed on the East Coast Railway exten sion and will be rushed to com pletion. X13108" runuing into Key West daily is promised for th? rear future. Less than a month now re mains of Governor Broward's administration. On January 4tb if we mistake not, Governor elect Gilchrist will be formally inaugurated and will assume the reins of the chariot of State. Governor Broward will fade a way into private life for awhil at least, but it is a ten to one shot that he will be heard from again in less than two years and that when he does emerge from the lonesomeness of private life he will beseeking a 6eat In the United States Senate. Broward is a strong man. During bis administration he has made thousands of friends and admi rers who will always be ready to swear by and tor him. And on the other hand he has made political enemies who will fight him no matter what he wants. And In this is evidence of bis strength of character. It may be that his future life will be lived as captain of a tug boat or it may be that he it ill be called to places of Importance in the service of the State, No man can. tell what, the future has la store, but we'll just bet that Broward will continue to be a "live wire" in the affairs of the State for a good many years to come. . And we are prepared to supply your wants from the Largest and most complete line of ( j HOLIDAY GOODS "er brought to Madison. i : : i Crockery, China and Glassware. Dolls, Toys, Pictures, Toilet Articles, Stationery, ( j Leather Goods, Doll Go-Carte, Baby Go-Carts. Wagons, Velocipedes, Etc. Inspect our Line. Select your presents early and havef tnem set aside lor B. B If you have a pair of Clauss Scissors or Shears that have not given satifaction, bring them to us and we will ex change them. We can furnish both Right and Left handed Shears. Tharin & Leslie. Deaiwood Dick-. Xtiif Company, whose coming aanonnceiiR'nt appears in another column of this paper comes to our city highly recommended both by tbe pres and public. The manage ment have sparad no pains or ex pense to make it one of the strongest dramatic companies on tbe road. Tbe company cumbers 30 people and tbey travel in their own private car and for tbe production of this drama have some of the best actors that money can pncure. They also car ry all tbe electric, calcium and s:en io effects necttxary to produce the piece, A number of vaudeville ar tints will appear with those special tie, between acts thus giving a con- Georyia & Florida Railway 8 4 tTima TabU No. 4 if- I jj T Bod.odIt Ex. Sao. Ex. 8o n. feoti Ootober lit, Ex. Sun. Ex. Sun. 3ud.k a. tn. r. in. a. tn. 11908. a. tn. p. m p,a 6:16 1:40 6:10 Lv. M.dlaon, Ar TTT85 6:15 eSol 7:50 3:30 7.65 Ar. Valdosu. Lv 9:S0 4:30 4:00 ft No.) No t j No. I - No lt 8:3 a. m. 4:10 o. m, Lt. Valdo.ta, ArJ lli3 p,'ra. 015 .i 10:30 a. m. 5:27 p. m. Ar. Naahvllle, hr 11:14 m. 3:20 d. 11:47 a. m. 6-40 p. m. At. " Spirits, Lv. - 7:J5 a. m. 7-25 a.a 1:17 p. m, 6:30 p.m. Ar. Willaooocaas, Lt. 10M.5 a. m. U.-41 330 p. n. 7:1 p. m. Ar. Douplaa, Lt. . W0m. JfcSO . 8.05 p.m. 7:40 p.m. Ar. '' Braxton, Lr. 8:50 a. tn. 7:40 a. 9:50 p. tn. Ar. Hm.lhnrt. 7,v. 6:W) a. ra. ConpecU r; Madlaon with Seiboard rom the Eut. J. M. Tuaifia, General Manager. future delivery. MOSBLEY, TDriaggist- i tinuoui performance lasting net! three hours. I One of the principal future! Krutcbficld's military band andc. cert orchestra which gives free x! certs each day at noon. 'The i'J is new, clean, moral and up-to-1 and no one should miss attend it. FridaynigtitDec.il. Chief Harris of the Tampa flr partment baa compiled figures I ibe Southeastern Tariff Asocial: which slices that Tampa's Ore k durinz the Inst ten years have tg gated 11,383,297.71. . r.lanZan PIlo tlcmei, RU-thVL MWGW OTHERS FAN.' Air Line No. 78 from the wwt and No.' A. Pope, Trafflo Manager.