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J L?-i'JJ NEW ENTERPRISE, KtuMiihcd 1901 .MADISON RECOHDKH,Etnhllhd IMS. C0K4OI.IDATED JuneTS, IWS. Malison, Florida. T J BLISHED WEEKLY. Kitttnl t th Viilli Pni Oltrf Mm 11M MWtcr Jbtk 26, 1W8, under Ait ot March S, . COLUMBUS B. SMITH. FditOf. HP-Smi.i riitioi. $1.00 per yeir. Advcrtmne a'cn mn.U- known nn tipnlicNUion. Oorre.oonilent will plee writs on c.nlv one lile ol the pper. R lirirf (tt vour item, hut Hive every item nl ikw. Wc "nft have the name ol every conlribti .or, not for nnh'ionlion, hut that we mx know the oyriwimndcni'ei! iiullirntic. All mnommou ron monicAliont vili Sul h lioine f .he wte haket . Arirlrra. nl I -iiiiiinniriition to HIK ShW ENTRHPRISE. Madifton. Florid. THUKSDAY, DECEMBER 24. 190S. The Enterprise Recorder wish es for each of its readers a mer ry, happy Christmas season. "William J. Bryan will deliver an address at the Tampa State Fair on February 4, and on the same day will lay the corner- stone of Tampa's $100,000 Y. M. J. A. building. 'Christmas symbolizes the birtb of Christ, the Savior of mankind Is it proper to celebrate the birth of one so pood and preat by dissipation and riotous metb ods? Let us have a truly proper Christmas, without the usual accompaniment of wine drink ing and carousal. , A committee of 50 leading citizens of Tam a has been ap pointed by President Brown of the Chamber of Commerce to have cha.ge of the reception and entertainment of William J. Bryan when that distinguished gentleman visits Tampa - in February. The Mana'ee Eerord perlin ently anil imintedly says that ther i n qut-stii n about it tut tli.it F ida's democracy vii ,r : i a new brand of tdriff This way of flginiim t ititiir ani then ben gi in .'iul)licans, for tlietae i hi products, not to give it t n i a fake, pure and simple MEKRY CHRISTMAS. ' More than nineteen .hundred years ego the world received its first Christmas tritt a tiny babe. born of an bumble mother in a lowly place a stable. But with the birtb of this babe came a wondrous accompaniment from Heaven. An angel appeared unto a band of Shepherds as they attended their flocks upon the hillside and proclaimed the birth of aSavior.and the angelic hosts filled the air with loud hosannas of "Glorv to God In the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men." In that hour was born the spirit of good cheer which has grown and expanded throughout all the nations of the earth with the passage of the centuries. And so it is that the blessed Christ mas season has come to be recognized among christian people as .i time of rejoicing, a tin e of giving, a time when for a season the cares and vexations of life are forgotten and all peo ple unite in civine praise unto God for His priceless gift tnd i.i bringing happiness unto each other. If you would really know the joy of the Christmas season, if you would truly enter into the Christmas . spir.t, strive to ,iake happiness for others. For eel self in an effort to up'ifi and (h ;ersomeone less fortunate than yourself and in the joy which you bring to others you will find joy and happiness unlimited. May every reader of this pa per have the happiest, merriest Christmas ever known, and may each and everyone of us remem ber that we celebrate on this occasion the birth of Him who came to save "that which was lost." Push and Smile" W. B. Puwell Iihs Mild his excellent Ind. pendent at St. Petersburg and retired from the journalistic field lie must certainly feel jrood over the column of good things said of him bv the citi zens of St. Petersburg who 'seem to have awakened to the fact that they entertained in their iridst a sure enough live wire, Drrgetic, hard working news paper man. ' j It is announced that Governor "! v lect Gilchrist has concluded to : permit all the Broward ap i fjointees to serve oat the full term for which they were ap pointed This being true there will be no very juicy plums to drop before the latter part of Governor Gilchrist's term. Good for the office holders, but oh, so hard, on the army of those who were waiting tor the new gover nor to take bold of the reins. We are prepared to supply all your needs from an up-to-date and well select ed line of General "FT A T?P "W-AJIRJB . Visit our Store and Inspect our Goods. Tharin & Leslie. "Old Man" Joe Dixon has left toe Pensacola Journal and gone back to hi i first love, the Live Oak Democrat. We are not much interested iu where tke "old man" is, particularly, just so long as he is in Florida and showing his "tine Italian hand" on some paper that reaches our exchange table. Without doubt, be is the smoothes, t, most grace ful editorial writer in Florida to day, and w wish him a mer ry Christmis and a long life of continued usefulness in his chos en field. The Birmingham (Ala )Ledger in a recent statement gives some interesting facts in connection with the effect of prohibition in that large manufacturing center of the southland. The state ment 6bows that the voting out I of the 120 saloons in Birming ham has not killed business While the revenue derived from the saloons formerly wa9 tll7, 000, which was lost when the saloons were abolished, a large savingby the city of money, the expenditure of which the pres ence of the saloon necessary, has equalized matters, 60 that no increase in taxation upon real an'd personal property in the city has been caused by the no-license regime The decrease in crime since prohibition went into effect is 45 per -cent. The decrease in the number of homi cides and assaults to kill is 75 percent. The decrease in the number of drunks in the city has been 70 per cent., while the decrease in the number of ar rests, notwithstanding the en largement of the city, has been 40 per cent. These and other facts which are from time to time published by the. Birming bam Ledger and other Southern papers, are of such a nature that even "they who run may read. "--Manatee Journal. This office has received the biennial report of State Super intendent W. M. Holloway. It comprises 474 pages, not includ ing the index, and is far and away the best report ever 6ent out trom that department of State government. The Super intendent is to be congratulated uDon the completeness of the re pore as well as having it pub lished on time. The work also reflects great credit upon the State printer, it being very handsome typographically. Hon. W. B. Lamar announces that with the expiration of his term as Congressman be will retire from politics and for sev eral years give his sole attention to looking after his finances. He will take a home in Wash ington reserving a winter home in Jefferson county. Mr. Lamar has been in the political life of Florida for a great many years and he has more than made good. in every position in which the people ol Florida have placed him. His thousands ot trienas throughout the State will reioice to learn that his finances are ot such magnitude as to demand his undivided attention, ana hope that he will not remove his citizenship from our State. A man that kicks shis own town is about the same kind of man that kicks his wife. It don't cost anything to' 6peak a rood word for his town and a good word sometimes might mean several dollars tor you, so let's always be ready to boost our town or let's leave town. Calhoun Democrat. That's well put. So far as we know Madi rn in Kincmtarlv free from town irir-irora hut in rasf there be n.vuv-. - any such we would remind tbem that about ten trains pass this way each day. and everyone of tbem is neaaea away irom mau ison. Jefferson, Leon and Gadsden counties have each spoken for and secured space for an exhibit of their resauces at the Jack sonville Fair-Exposition, and it is fair to presume that the exhibits which they place at this fair will be again exhibited at the State Fair to be held in Tampa later. Tobacco will lorm the chief exhibit or each ot these counties, so we learn through the daily press. Surety Madison county cannot afford to permit this opportunity to go by to exhibit to . the" home-seeking people a sample of her resources. The time is ripe for attracting desirable settlers and we know of no method of inducing im migrants to come to us more certain than that of maintain ing a first-class exhibit of our products. Will not our awake to ths opportuni sen tear ty pte- j FOR SALE OR TO LET. .1367 scree (cultivated and .wood land) near Mid Ison, Fla., known as the WaJdy (Thompon plantation.'', Possession January 1st, 190$. En quire of F. J. Wbitok, ISO Broadway, 9-3-08 New York City, All persons are hereby forbiddep to hunt, fish or in anywise trespass upon my lands, enclosed or unen closed. Trespassers will be prosoc ted to the lull extent ofjthe law. , T. F. CALHOUN Georgia & Florida Railway MAIN LINE Effective Dec 1st, 1908. ARRIVALS From Hazlchurst, Douglas, Naehville, ValdosU From Nashville and Valdosta From Nashville and ValdosU DEPARTURES For ValdosU, Nashville. Donglaa, Ilaztehurst For Valdosta and Nashville For Valdosta and Nashville, 11:40 sv 5:35 bJi i 6:10 pita f 2:25 pm 6:25 am 6:19 am Daily f Daily except Sunday f Sunday Only J. M. TcKNEB, A. POPK, General Manager. Traffic Manager. G flutist mm as is Com in And we are prepared to Bupply .your wants from the Largest and most complete line of HOLIDAY GOODS everbtoughtto Madison, Crockery, China and Glassware. Dolls, Toys, Pictures, Toilet Articles, Stationery, Leather Goods, Doll Go-Carts, Baby Go-Carts. Wagons, Velocipedes, Etc. Inspect our Line. Select your presents early and have them set aside for future delivery. ' . I - - B- R- MOSELEY. I.