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NEW KM-EliriUSK, tCMaMtthed Ml MADINOM RliCOKDKIl.t.lnMulied 1W15. CONSOLIDATED June 35, 1V09. Malison. Florida. PUBLISHED WEEKLY. ' 1 " " A AAAAAAAAAAAAiAXAT iPLlTIITIl! 1 t ttl M lin- Poi 0C! . lil Miner Jun 25, mW, un-Itr Act ol Marcn a. COLUMBUS B. SMITH, Fdltor. tVSubcnplloi. Ii.oo per year. Advertising rm w made known on .innlicatlon. CnrretnondenU ill .. . .1.1. l Ik. win iirn.r nin. un vuiy vhv v. .- ,-.. HI nriei in vour itema, dui iv every m ntwa. W rnu-t have the name of every contnlm of, not for publication, but that we may know the OTTCiponucniv li aumrnuc. n,o, hmm runlcitlon, will find a home r the watte basket Xddrtae nil communication to TUB NEW ENTERPRISE, ... Madiaon, Florida. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1909. Good for the Monticello Board of Trade that hammered and kept hammering until it secured a good exhibit from Jefferson county for ths State Fair! 'A get together society" in every town and community and every body a member is the sugf trestion of the DeSota County News. And a good one it is. ' The streets of Live Oak are said to be in better condition than ever before. The city au thorities have bought a hundred car loads of rock from the fin ing company at Luraville ' for use on the streets. Our Florida exchanges for ont week only add two more to the list ot younp; children acrificed to the fire arms. When will the parents of our land learn that guns and pistols are death dealing instruments, not tDys? The last grand jur' present, ment reports States Attorney C. A. Hardee as saying that Hamilton county was making greater progress in putting down crime than any other county in the Third Judicial district. That Brooklyn girl who mar ried a Chinaman says that she did it just to spite her mother but wasn't it rough on the Cbiua man? A woman who has no more high ideas ot the respon sibilities of wifehood is a creature to be - pitied. Ocaia Banner. Only fourteen counties have made an exhibit at th-; State Fair thus far. If it was twice fourteen U would only be what is reasonable. We haug our heads with shame that'the num ber is so small, and our shame is augmented by the fact that Madison is not among the fourteen. Public schools throughout the State are trying to extend a knowledge of our native birds and the laws protecting them by calling for prize essays on the subiect. This would not be a bad idea for our grammar school teachers. Who among our public spirited men will of fer a prize for the best essay on this subject? A freak bill recently intro duced in the legislat ure of New Mexico provides for the taxa tion of all bachelors past twenty five years of age and al widow ers past forty fiive, the tax to form a fund tor the support of indigent widows and old -maids. Now wouldn't that jar yoti? Commend us to 6ome of . our solons for idiocy pure and undefined" How sileut and neigbborly all become when the church bell tolls' Differences and dissen sions are forgotten, and friend and foe get together. "Orje touch of pity makes the whole world kin." We realize that someday very soon at best--eacb one "will take his place in the silent halls of death." Why not make up and feel kindly to ward everyone, before the bells tells that one has dropped out of ranks? What sense is there in hate? "Why should the spirit of mortal be proud?" Very soon the man and woman who ride in ease along life's ways will occupy the same level with the poorest that now wearily walk. Better get together be fore jou sleep in the sarne ceme tery. DeSota County News. A Sea-board employe in a certain town recently "got hot'- because his local paper "knock ed "the awful accommodations of his line. He need not have ciiedout unless the knock hit him. The supposition is that our cars on small branch lines, and also our depocs and waiting rooms are fitted to the tastes of the people. If they hand us out uch accommodations and we submit tamely they naturally think we like it. People, kick and kick again. Our columns and also the mails are open for protests. If twelve .nen should agree to write, each one in turn to the Sea-board officials com plaining of our waiting rocm we verily believe som e th i n g would come of it. Alexander Bey Francis, a noted Turkish official now touring America, gave a recent nterview to a Sav. News reporter in which he "discussed the recent bloodless revolution n Turkey. Among others things he said: '"The introduction of he constitutional from of gov ernment wil' mean the rapid ipread of Christianity. Under he new law the Christain is he equal of the Mohammedan n law, in business, and in every way. Christians are admitted to the army for the first time, and it will increase 100 per cent. n size quickly as a result: Half of the members of Parliament re Christians RUN-OVER LOOALS The Weather. for the week ending Sundy, Feb. 11 TESIPKBATL'BC: Mean maximum, 72s Mean minimum, 42s Highest, Sunday 810 Lowest, Tueesday 34 rainfall: Tnuredoy .00 Friday .40, total .S2' Inob. Ttio. Thornton cams in borne Sun day and spent several daya iD this city. Just received at Smihe Mer. Co. a pretty oew line of Spring and Surnmr drees goods. Call and take a look. Gbarlie Carroll's beartiful cottage in rapidly assuruiog finished proportions It will be ready ror ocoupancy by the 1st of March. - Col. and Mrs. Knox Livingston and Mr. and Mrs. A. Livingston lefti'burs day for New Orleans to take In the p'eaeures arid diversions of Mardi Gras. Mrs. Emmett Atkl oboo of Montioello, with Master Robert, baa been the guesi ot Mn, C. B. Smith for a week past. Mr. AtkinBoo will prob.br con oyer to day to visit hie family, who will ao eompany him on bli return borne. At the Episcopal church Hund7,IJe , Curtis Crubb beld two services, at 11a. m. and 3 p. in. Mr. Grubb also returned Tuesday and beld a sweet and earnest service at 10 a. m. Wednesday, miu guratlcg the Lenten season. Some things we beed; slean streets, town library, clean streets, a park square, oleasj streets, a board of trade city officials whose organs of smell are trained to small out the blind tigers, s stock law, aril lastly clean streets. . j Call on us. for necessary imple ments, such as Corn Drills, Guano Distributers, Cotton Planters and any other Hardware -i that you may need. Tharin 6c Leslie. Free Piano: See Taylor. Mr. and Mrs. Stephens ot Tampa ar rived Sunday and are the guests of Mrs. W. W. Wbitlock. Mrs. Walker MHy of Monticello visit--d relatives liere Inst and this week, h iving come to enjoy tbe protracted meeting. Mrs. Wash I"es ot Lake City with several interesting little folks arrived Friday and are visiting Mrs. Ida Whlt lock. Dr. Ives came over Sunday and spent the day with bis family. Miss Jessie Taylor ot Macon is the attractive gueet of MiBS Lizzie Taylor. She xH alter completing ber visit to Miss Taylor, apend some time with Mrs. W. Preston Thompson. Madison's hunters tbe "one great and original" hunting party, returned Sat urday beorty atd sun burned from tbelr delightful trip They reported not much luck but grand weather and dead loads of fun, enough to talk about for h year to come. Trof. V. A. Cats who will be a mem ber of tbe Faculty of F.N. I. the rest ot this school year, la to bave charge of tbe Agricultural Department and Is planning an experiment garden. In tbla he will show the effects of different fertilizers and different methods of cul tivation. Why cso't we bave monthly Honor Boll from our school? Our exchanges all over tbe slate bave oarefully pre pared honor rolls from all tbe High school and grammar school grades. That It would call attention to the good work being done, please and gratify tbe pal rons and serve as a stimulus to the1 students all goes without saying An amueihg incident is told in con nection with (lie fire Thursday night at Dr. Blalook, illustrating the Scripture truism. "Faith without works is dead." Melvin, tbeir faithful negro eerrmt was asked wbv be didn't give tbe alarm, as be claimed that he saw the Are In Its incipiency. "Me, boy I whst you tnlkin 'boot!" he replied. "1 went back In my houee I did and just prayed to mv God data' what I done." Sunday was a notable day in Baptist circles. At three services, morning, afternoon and evening Evangeliat T. T. Martin held spelled bound immense au diences, charmed bv the eloquence, wit and spiritual force of this grand man of God. The singing all day was wonderful but Mrs. Schol field's rtnder 1 g of "The Holy City" at tbe afternoon service will lonsr be remembered, no one who herd it, sod felt the 8pirits power accompanying the beautiful melody, could ever doubt the reality of "New Jerusalem,' and many hearts responded with a longing desire to go to that "City Dot mads with hands eternal in tb Heavens". Mr. Cha. Noegel, Madison's Indus trious and enterprising baker will move into hie handeome new quarters on the 1st Prox. J. S. McMullen of Pinetta spent Sun dav in Madison on tbe usual impor tant business" that calls young men from one town to the other "over Sun days." There were no Prenbvterlan semes Sunday, Dr. Alickle tilling his appoint ment at Live Oak on that day. There will be the reguaar services at the Presbyterian church next Sunday. Doctiyr Armstrong made his profes ional vicit on the first of the month as by appointment, as the Doctor is doing much good and meetlnir with great suc cess in the treatment of eye trouble and reflex trouble such as headache, ner vousness, stomach trouble, etc. He w'll visit Madispn again April 7 Mer chants Hotel for one day only. Capt. Geo. M. Lynch of Gainesville, Florida, State Inspector of High Schools, visited the F. N. I. officially lust Friday, nr.d was well pleased with (lie work. He expressed himself as gratified to note the large number and also the mature appearance of the Nor mal pupils. He said the school and town were to be congratulated for at tracting such a large band of Florida teachers, and predicted that, with en larged facilities the F. X. I. will have hundreds of pupils in tbe near future. A most destructive fire occurred Thursday night in which Dr. A. L. BlBlock was a heavy sufferer. The alarm was given at 11:15 and but for hard work the residence would bave burned, for it caught and burned fu riously in several spots. Dr. Blalock lost bis stable, surrey, wefgon, valuable ouggy horse, buggy and harness, all bis stock feed, and a valuable milk cow is so severely burned that she will pro bably die. The loss was partially cov ered by insurance. The origin of the tire is uoknowu. A Times Union dispatch from Brooks villesnys: "jat.rday mo nlr.g Feb. Ctb about 9 o'clock, after returning from a bunt, John, the 14 year old son of .T. N. Edmonson, w;,s instantly killed. He was Billing on a fence near hie home with the ahotgun In bis hand, talking with a companion, when tbe gun slip, ped from bis hand and jiecbtrged Jts load. It struck ths boy below tb right shoulder, and tearing the flesh up into the neck. His head was nenlv vr ed from bis body. He died instant I v " The above gives the details of ths tra. gio deatb of Little John Eijmondson, son of Mr sud Mrs. John Edmnnrt.' ths latter formerly atlectionately known bere as Miss Mary L Thomas. Ths boy was s a most lovable ohild and his untimely death Is a great grief to large circle of frituds nod relatives. Mrs. Dr.Blalock will entertain the Boy's League neztMondav evening. All are anticipatlcg it with keenest pleasure. Mrs. Raodell Walker returned from Valdosta with her mother last Thurs day and with her little daughter bu epeut tbe past week in Madiaon. Col. H. C. Broun, who for several i weeks has been happily entertained brv bis friend E.L.Adams at tbe Merchants Hotel left, Sunday to return to his home in New York. You bave said many times tW- you appreciated the advabtagea ot ths art physical oulture and musical depart ments afforded your children! Provs It by going dext Monday evening to tbi college auditorum and help the scholar and their plencky little teacher r ate tbe means for the neccessary accexsorjei Only a small admission fee will be char ged Tbe only services at the Methodist church Sunday were the Sabbath School, and regular 11 o'clock feniiw, In the absence of Uuperintent South. Mr S. D. Morrow conducted tl S. Fi and taught a large and Interested ' Baraca class as wtll. Rev. L. D. Lows preached a moat impressive Berruoo to a large audience at the 11 o'clock ser vice. In addition to the special music of tbe choir, the congregation' again had the pleasure of bearing Mrs. Emmett Atkinson, who as Miss Bertie Carroll has often pleased Madison music lovers. Rev. A. A. Tilly of Atlanta who I travelling in the interests of the Y. M. C A. was In Madison on the 17th Icit. fur tbe purpose of securlDg a local cor respondent bere for tbia grand organi zation. Tbe duty of suob a correspon dent, it is report to Y. M. C. A. head quarters every young man who leaves t-.wn, soHiat he may find friends and helpful hi flue osea where he goes. We bave not lenrned whether he was suc cessful. If any ons consented to bi't we would le glad to be notlBei).ioslr.t it can be published in our next IsbiA. Miss Emma Tucker who will always be remembered and loved In Mad if on, since the 14ih Inst, baa ben holding meeting in Oval. Of her first services the Ocala banner says: "This illustri ous woman is no stranger in our city, a-d wl e : it was read in tbe local papers that the was to be here it was natural that she should be greeted with occu pled and expectant pews, and in thlsex pectation there was do disappointment. at. cigni also the same coinplimeni was bestowed upon tier, a.id was me body ot the . out i no not only church occupied t the annex had to be enoroarbed up cn quits Ubi-rally to a :;oinmdes Urge and well pleaattd eonpjpf'.'0 Her theine for the evening was "V in ning Souls." an for an hour or snore sbs made ths toplo one of thrilling interest. Herself enthused with her subjectebe found little trouble. in enthusing others. She read fitting paragraphs from tbe Bcriptnres for the authority of ber state ments and by oommeni, annotation anal illustration gave life, vividness and to tensity to her theme.".