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NEW HM'KHI'KISK, U.ut.liilicd 1I MAPIMIN" ItKCOIllitH, EulIihrct IVm. COXSOl.IDATtl) June JS, IWB. Malison. Florida. PUBLISHED WEEKLY. Ul M.ttM Junt-25, in undtr A'l "cn 8 COLUMBUS B'. SMITH. Editor. . 1 rySutcr)'llm. ti.oo ycr year. Ad '",'" . ma.lv known .... ..ralicMiw. "" ;" ;' . l.- ,vriti- on ,.nl nc '' ""I ' , htrl In v...ir ill-...., 1-nt ivr '''y.r ..... XV.. ... have the Mim-of cerv n''1 Spondfnyl. hr-.tic. Al' '"'V rk' ' ' 2i!m-!. .Xlnn.1 a horn,- t .ne Mtt K..ktt. M.i iison, K..m:iI. THI'IISDAY, APRIL 8. IW.i. Will there be "warm times" hi Florida's legislative halls during the next sixty clays? There ought to be something exciting tocome out of soir.eof the proposed legislation. Harry Brown of ttie St. Au gustine Record is now president of the Florida Press Association, having been elevated to that ex alted position at the annual meeting held in his city la'. week. Krown 's a genial, clever fellow, and will ornament the position to which he luis been elected. The next meeting of the Association will be hild at Lake City. TThen this paragraph is writ ten we don't know who will oc- . l liu rlicrnittfrt DOSitiOll C'f "ul'.7 " o 1 President of the Senate' but we lo know that either of the dis Anguished gentlemen who are aspirants for the place would fill ic with dignity and satisfac tion of all concerned. Messrs. Hudson of Dade and lljmpbries of Manatee are excellent men. and are both qualified to fitting ly discharge the duties of the office. Much advice, gratuitous and otherwise, is being offer.d the legislators who this week are assembled in bi-ennial session and will so remain for the full sixty days. If all the legislation suggested by the newspapers of the State to say tothiug of various citizens is enacted into law, the public prin'.er wiU have his hands more than full to en coropuss the new laws into a vo lume of the present size. We have only one suggestion to of fer and that is the enactment of such laws as will materiilly de crease the tax levy now impos ed for the support ot the Stite government. This' accomplish ed the solons may disperse t; their homes at the end of the session and receive the merited plaudits of constituents. The growth of the Florida formal Institute in our town is little short of marvelous. Es- . tablished only three years ago . in what was then considered a building sufficient for many years to come, it has already as sumed such propotious as to necessitate additions to the building, More than one hun dred and twenty five boarding pupils have been brought to our town because ot the school and 1 more than one hundred of these come from counties other than Madison. An addition to the school building is absolutely necessary and so is the building ... of a commodious dormitory suf ficient td house" the hundreds of pupi's who would come to our "school could they be accommo dated. Something must be done to secure these improvements if we would continue to have the best Normal School in, Florida, and our citizens must awake to the necessity of action and op jortumty. . ' . CALDWELL TO THE RESCUt. A few weeks ago a short para graph appeared in these columns which was challenged to by bro ther Appleyard of the Lake City Index who attempted to "set us right." Now comes brjthei Caldwell of the Jasper News whose memory is never failing and whose knowledge of State history extends from the"' begin ning down to the preseut, and sets Appleyard right, sustaining our contention. Here is the original paragraph with com ments.: ' ' When the present constitution ndorted. Article' XIX of .... r that instrument, which. provides for local option in this State, was bitterly fought by every liquor man in the State. Mad ison Knterprise-Recorder. Let's get this right. We are not defending the liquor people, but it is a fact that the present Article XIX. at the time of its adoption, was fought by the temperance people of the Sf te. The result of this was that Judge J Woflord Tucker ,nd Judge J. G. Speer. of Orange county made a strong fight for its adopMon. It was a compromise measure in the Constitutional convention, and th? latter dis- t in imi ihed Floridian was the author of it. Lake City Index Were it not for the memory of C.'nl. .T. H. Ancrun and Rev. J X. Ried both long sine de ceased, we would have no com ment fj make on the toregoing from the Index. The facts are that Hamilton .-nn At v was te first county in the State to abolish saloous and this it did in two-years be fore Article XIX was adopted. It was brought about by the united efforts of Col. J. II. An- crum, Rev. J. N. Reid, Rev. Thos. J. Nixon and the editor of this paper, and these gentle man are the real authors ot Article XIX, although Judge Sneer introduced it iu the con- 4 vention. Two of Hamilton county's representatives in that consti tniional convention, Hon. Thos N. Bell ana Hon Alex Zipperer, ;tre vet alive and though they were opposed to the Article they will testily to the correctness of our statement. Rev. Thos. J. Nixon is now a resident of Ocala. Presiding El lerofthe District in which he resides and will do the same thing. Thus it appears that temper ance people were the real au thors of Article XIX Jasper News. Finishes In, p iff W - . i , ... i h Buy paint not by what it costs a gallon, but by what a gallon will cover and how long it will last Figuring this way, S-W product3.are always the most economical. Come in and tell us what surface you want to finish and we will give you just the paint, varnish, stain or enamel made specially for that surface. The following will give you some idea of what you get when you ask for the celebrated SHERWIN-WILLIAMS PAINTS AND VARNISHES. S-W Modern Method Floor Finishes, just.the thing for your floors during houseclean P., etc. Ask for color cards. Tharin & Leslie. , MADISON. FLORIDA & TH1MK ABOUT IT- If a member of your family died, would youprintthe resolu tiouona billboard? If your wife entertained .would you send an account of it to the theatre program man? If you were coing to enlarge your business, would you adver Use it in a hotel register? If you w ere going to have a wedding in the family, would you get out a handbill? You would send such items to a newspaper, wouldn't you? The why don't you put yoi r advertisements in a newspape.? The newspapers build up your town: whv not belp build up the newspapers? There is no better advertisement in the world for a town than a good newspaper A newspaper is the barometer nf a town's iudustrv. Show us a good newspaper, full of adver 1 iwin r and we W ill show vou a town full of live merchants. Newspapers are town build ers. town advertisers, news dis f-miuators. sermon ieJiverers, j prcsrerty forecasters '.hey are Panacea Springs Summer Season Beginning APRIL ist. New Management Kitchen in charge of an experienced Chef from. New Orleans. Transportation from R. R- Station to Hotel. Guaran teed absolutely satisfactory. Many improvements at Springs Large Pool in ope rationNew Piano String music at pavillion Plenty of Naptha Launches and Row Boats- Comfortable beds. ' new springs and Mattresses throughout. Plenty of fish, Oysters and Crabs properly served and an excellent table in every way. Secure rates and accommodations in time. Frank Knapp, Manager a luxury ; they must be maintain ed. Without them we would re trograde tt the mediaeval days. Don't patronize them trotn a charitable standpoinr patro nize because they deliver the gooJs that is if they are the right kind. Cnt out the foolishness and work for the upbuilding of your town and state, by upbuilding your newspapers. Quitman Ad vertiser. . ... "Prohibition is dead, dy ing, or the wave receding." Read the latest news from Indiana. Fifty-three out of the ninety coun ties gone dry ia six months. It seems Mr. Kern in the "Democra tic party and Congressman Wat son of the Republican are show ing the rummies there is no room for them in either of the parties. In Ohio 62 out of the 88 coun ties have gone dry, and the re volution is sweeping, on- Ar kansas will join the statewiders this summer, when the jieople vote on the amendment. In every state the war against the saloon is on. It mnst go. Pel iiicians can hinder, but can not prevent final success in Florida. State-wide lost out before 'the legislatures of Texas,. South Caral'na and West Virginia; but it was by only a tew vote? Ana you Know the wets sp money like water. Most of t!. weekly and a few of the daily papers are positively ou the right, the winning side. e a-e sorry to see our greatest ones still so afraid that they give only scant news ot the great victories for" temperance This news is not in large head lines. JJut an occasional dark i. a- ..... . .. 3 tie item irorn "Aiiania nntis jcay even;jji the editorial col umn! Arcadia vNews. Id ttie bond election held in St. Petershnrg last week, the proposition to bond for 130,000 bigh 'school was carried bv t vole of 180 to s' and 100 voted for ibo f 45,000 bonds to improve the water front while 1,1 ojijxfked it.