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NEW SNrhKl'lllsfc, EauMiihrii XADIiiOM KKCOKOKIl, KiuMitlieil 1S. CONSOLIDATED June S J, I W. Malison, Florida. PUBLISHED WF.EKIiT. i M-ittar Jancta, 1!S, under Act of Mnrch 3, tOLUMBUS B. SMITH. Editor. rVSubMnplioi. tt.oo ptr year. Advertising MU-fi made known on application. Oorr?ir.dri.l wtll nttn.e write on i.nlv one tide of tht- pier. Me brief in your items, but ,ive rvery item of owt. We must have the namtof evrrr cmtribu- r, not for publication, hut that we mnv krt.iw the rrvponJence i authentic Al' norvinous com Hunicationi will find ft home r the iwte inUet. Addreat iilicommunic.ltiona to THK NEW ENTRKPRISK. Madioon. Plnridfc. THURSDAY, MAY C, 1909. Hail Columbia! Welcome to the ever swelling column of tbe drys! Columbia County wentdryby a safe majority, even Lake Cjty the wet strong-hold, rolling; up a "good showing. May it get better and better all the time. Quiucy bas voted for an issue of $75,000 worth of bonds, the proceeds arising from the sale of which will be devoted to civic improvements. The vot ers of that city declared for the issue "by a vote of 111 for to IS against. Florida now is made up of forty-seven counties, thenewecun ty of Palm Beach having lst week been carved out of Dade by the legislature. An effort was made to name the new coun ty "Flagler" in honor of Henry M.Flagler but the effort failed. From all indications several of the statesmen now in Talla hassee as members of one branch or the other of the legislature, are undergoing the grooming process to be prepared for a trot w ing out when the time comes for the grand free-for.all race for the goals of the United States Senate, Congress and the gover nor's chair. The city election which is scheduled to take place in Jack sonville this month is not excit ing at all. Three candidates are out lor Mayor, one of whom William S. Jordan , is a lormer citizen of our town. We are ra ther of theopinion that the "bus iness" people of Jacksonville are not as much interested ia their city election as they are in tbe election to be held in November 1910. Efforts are being made by the "dry" peoole of Taylor county to bring about an election in the near future to determine wheth er or not the open saloon shall continue to do business within the confines of that county. The couDty has been "wet" on' a short while but the people have tired of the traffic already. We earnestly hope that the election may be cal'ed and that the "dry" element will win- out easily. AN HONtST MAN'S VICTORY , Tne following editorial ap peared in the Tampa Tribune last Saturday; "The present State prohibi tion movement and particularly the overwhelming victory for the prohibitionists in the Sen nte, bas served to bring to tbe front of State affairs, a stealing young man of Hillsborough county non.uonaia u. mcmui leu, State Senator from this county Mr. McMullen was elected to tbe Senate from this county as an avowed advocate and a leading champion of state wide prohibition. He has fought for it systematically and earn estly since his election, no more zealously but more effectively than he did before election In tbe very boar of bis victory, Senator McMullen was made tbe victim of a great bereave ment one ot the greatest 'that can come to any man his aged mother died at her home, many miles from the capitol It wag a serious, an appalling crisis for any man to face. He owed a duty to the dead, a duty to the living. At Tallahassee, the supreme moment had arriv' ed He had pledged bis man. hood and bis sacred honor to tight this battle to the end. That pledge required his pres ence there, in the Senate cbam ber, where the final words were to be said, the hnal arguments used, the final divisiou recorded. At Largo, death had closed the loving eyes and stilled the lov ing heart of his aged mothei. . senator iucuuiian c u o s e righteously and well, as he saw me rignt. 11 ne couia not pay the last tribute of affection and respect to the dead, he could at least be where her first earth ward glance from the better world might find him where his duty called on the floor of the Senate, making the last appeal for the cause he believed to be right, the cause he had pledged himselt to champion. If she missed him among those who gathered about the deathbed, she could at least know that he was where she most delight ed to see bim, speaking for inumerable other mothers who watch and sons! And so, the prohibition move ment and tbe unusual circutn stances which marked its victory in the Senate, will make Don C. McMullen a big man in the State of Florida, one to be reckoned with in its political future. Regardless of faction and partisan feeling, the people fWVAAAAVVVW S 3 sre&.ri. wri WiA i?!t riUAAl fY .if I enters. There is no better time than right now to brighten up your home. Housecleaning can be made considerably lighter if you use paints and varnishes around the home. There are so many little things like screems, cupboards, chairs, stove pipes, radiators, etc., that can be improved wonderfully by a coat of paint or varnish. The housewife needs only to tell us what surface she wishes to finish'and we will gladly tell her just which of. the 12 kinds of SHERWIN-WILLIAMS BRIGHTEN UP FINISHES is made for that particular surface. Brighten Up Finishes is the new name the Sherwin Williams Co. have given to their old line of household products, for the convenience of the purchaser. You will be surprised at the economy and satisfaction that accompany the use of these paints, staius, varnishes and enamels. They make painting easy and make the home fresh and sanitary. Remember our slogan "Brighter Homes for Everybody." us show you color cards of the 12 kinds, 77 attractive colors. It will place you under obligation to buy. Let no Tharin & Leslie. MADISON. FLORIDA lion. William Sherman Jen nings nas again oeen empioyea by the Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund to look after some litigation in which the Trustees are interested. . His salarv or rather hia fee for this particular service has been fixed at one thousand dollars The attornev-creneral, we under stand, protested against the em ployment of Mr. Jennings, stat ing that he was ready and will ing to undertake the Trustee's side of the case as the State Attorney-General. Notwithstand ing bis protest the Trustees per sisted in eriving the honorable William Sherrmn another slice -I.e. i t- a & u 4 .' L pray tor waywara I01 luc P1C dQU lu'3 luu- 1U luc very face of tbe report ot the Commission appointed two years ago to investigate tbe Trustees and the very vigorous speeches of denunciation delivered by Senator Beard and Representa tive Carter in tbe two branches of tbe legislature last week in which they scored without mer cy Mr. Jennings. SurHy Mr always honor a man who carries Jennings seems te have a rabbit bis conscience with him into foot to work on tbe Trustees Halt of the legislative session of 1909 has passed into history and not much has been accomp lished. Local bills making charters for new towns or amending tbe charters of old ones, having taken up a consid erable portion of tbe time and beyond the settlement of the prohihit'pn amendment question 'crv little has been done tor the g-'iHTjl god. The legislators Sv ' i 'o bt. honestly striving for ecu oiy n every department eminent and it is not ;y that any office bold, 'nre a raise of "salary public. office and makes it his mentor, unflinchingly and feaT. lessiy standing oy nis convic tions and holding bis oath and bis promise alike inviolable Papers and persons may differ widely on the correctness of Senator McMullen'sgositiou and the soundness of bis views, but they must one and all pay tribute to that honesty and fidelity which predominates fn his character and illuminates what- ever public trust he fills. which brings him in a nice fee whenever he feels most in need bf t: verv er aion. I An effort was made ia the Senate last week to pass a measure increasing the salary of the Attorney-General, but tbe quick 'and sudden death which it met ought to 6erve as a warning sure and certain to other officers who might hope to get tbeir pay increased. Tbe Jresent attorney-general is a aithful and efficient officer. He seems to be impressed with tbe duties of bis office and is seek ing to discharge them honestly conscientiously We do not think that tbe effort to raise bis salary was inspired by him. Tbe old story of "family af fairs, "appropriations misused, etc., eta . is again to the front around the capitol in Tallahas see and Senator Johnson of Su wannee (in an effort to put an effectual stop to all talk or give the talkers some facts upon which to talk) bas introduced a resolution which passed the Sen ate a-whooping calling upon tbe several heds of departments to furnish the legislature with in formation concerning tbeexpen. niture of appropriations made at the last session, tbe names and occupations of all clerks and other attachees of the var ious departments, tbeirsalaries, etc., etc.. It is high time that cheap talk should stop concern ing our Dublic servants and the conduct of their officers. If any of tbem are guilty of misdoing they should be discovered and prom ptly punished, and if cot then there is nothing like a thorough investigation to put them right in the minds of the public. Editor McCreary himself a Senator from Alachua county pays the following just tribute to the present legislature. '-The editor of the Sun has been either a participant in or an observer trom tne outside at eyery ses sion ot the Legislature during tbe past twenty-five years, min gling with the members of both tbe Senate and House in a so cial way as well as in his offi cial capacity. He ought, there fore, be able to speak knowing, ly of the present body or law. maKersasto temperance pro clivities, and can say without fear of contradiction that by far less intoxicating liquor bas been partaken of by members of this legislature up to the pres ent time that has been the case since reconstruction. We do not believe that a "member of this legislature has been under tbe influence of liquor since tbe beginning of the session, and a i i. more sooer ooay oi men never jonvened from day today in the history of Florida." We often wonder if the world at large will ever learn that a newspaper is strictly a business proposition. That its space is its income and without advertising there would be very few news papers. It costs about fifty dol- ars a week to run this office, and that amount, together with a small profit must come solely from advertising, job printing and subscriptions. In subscrip tion there is very little,, if any profit, and we must depend on our advertising space and job patronage for our income. And yet A merchant walks into the of fice, picks up a half dozen copies of the paper and says, "Thank you." If the editor walked into his store and picked up a pair of shoes he would get in jaiL The merchant gets his papers, and The editor gets a lemon.. A farmer loses his dog and steps in to ask the editor to the fact, and when he is p informed that it will cost (', ' ty-five cents, he is visibly pained and surprised. He fumbles it his pocket, mumbles something about having np change, "Wii1 ' hand it to you later," and de parts. Tha farmer gets his sau sage meat and The editor get3 a lemon. The charity organizations 'mA churches get up a bazar or theat rical and kindly (?) hands the j editor five dollars' worth of ad-, vertising to "fill up," and then to keep all hands in a good : humor divides (?) up and gets some other printer to get out the tickets and hand bills, for which he receives a two dollar 111 while - The editor gets a lemon. Somebody's cross eyed, spar rowtoed daughter gets married. The editor starts them dow life's pathway with flowery words and unmerited praise. The preacher gets a ten 'dollar bill and The editor gets a lemon. The town drunkard, gambler or horse thief dies and the ei tor, with sympathetic words, it counts Ihis virtues and earnest!; tries to convince St Peter tb: he is worthy to enter the heav enly gates. The doctor and un dertaker divide a hundred i lar bill and The editor gets a lemon. The politician wants office tr- the editor praises him to skies, using hundreds of doll? worth of space. The politic -gets a fat salary and - The editor gets a lemon. That's the story day in day out, year after year, ir. ' counti y newspaper office. 'f : any wonder the editor cynical and loses faith in t virtues of mankind? T a y 'l r County Herald. Miami Metropolis say thtt " new business buildiogi, rang"b oat from $5,000 tof 15,000, buill th( summer. Besides tb? ' orate factory and a castor oil Qi facturiiu plaat will be built l- fall. !