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saw KxrKKpitisK, Ku.ii .hcj inn MADISON KKCOIbER.J-:ulliahcl 1-S. . CO.VWJLIDATKn JunciS, lM. Madison. Florida. ' TUCLISIXED "WTEXLY. (ntvre I M the frliiT-t Prt O'Br -tnr--' AM Mtter Jane 25, lv09, un-lcr Act of Mutch 8, COLUMBUS B. SMITH. Flltor. tVtitcnptio?. fi.c-n per Tear VI- . im made known on Application. (' t :.... '..iU ,it will plfii-c wnlr on c.nly one fcule nf the paper. hru-f in y-tir ttrin, tuit unt tvtrv Htm of m nvg. " must h.ive the n-tmi-nf t trv "fontnbit or, nut IVr piilliiilioii, but ih t m- ):nv kn.w the aires ;omt trier ;Hn Hie . iVl1 Hr.i".-v -n.w ri T,'i:u t!!'-n- will tin 1 a li me f n- .v -.-.a, u. ....;. . A Itlrt-i ul co'Tv-iunir:t(i.in to l UK MW EVTKItPltlSK, TIIUi;DAV, At'UrsTH', 1000. Stop jour "knockiii'. .'ittleA)GOjting. . Oo a 'I lie new battleship, Florida, will be tin. queen of the navv. Toe State of Florida sliouM be appreciative enough to furnish a silver service for the great lighting machine. A small broo'n factory U ii. successful operation at IM-i.--iak Springs and the product of the factory is first class. Madi sea m:ght have a factory of sor-.:- kind which would prove a source of profit to the owner and a blessing to the people. . "0, for more IJoozers in Pen sacola," sighs the Peasacola Journal. But you will note the word is capitalized and refers to progressive man and citizen and not, as one nv-ht suppose, to that class of citizen who likes his toddy too well. Harry Thaw failed to gain his freedom, he being again remand ed to the hospital lor the insane at Matteawan. Poor Thaw. Of -course he and his devoted motl:- er will not give up the fight but will again seek the young man's freedom through the courts of New York. Good times are just ahead of us,and not very far ahead, either. The crops of the county protnice to be good this season, and from all indications, the farmer is going to receive a good price for his products. Let's all stop talking - 'hard times"' and change our tune to something more cheerful and encouraging. When we note in the State papers the tax levy assessed oy the county commissioners in sev eral counties of the State .ve are iorced to the conclusion that we in Madison cpunty are faring pretty well after all. In some of the counties tbe levy is as high as thirty mills, while we only have to pay a trifle of eighteen and a halt. Let us be content. Uenerai William aimer, one of Florida's "grand old 'men,1' died at his home in Washington countv last week at a very ad vanced age General Miller was . a ve-eran of the Mexican' war .and also of the war bet iveen the -States, leading the Confederate forces to a signal victory at Natural Bridge, near Tallahas see. General Miller was widely known and greatly beloved throughout the Stite. Supervisors of the Census which will be taken begiriniuir next April, have been named by the President. In Florida there are to, be three Supervisors, one for each Congressional District. In the first and second districts the positions were given to re. publicans, while in this, tbe third, district, the appointment fell to a democrat, Thomas D. White of Jackson county. The 'position will pay about two lhausand dollars. DECKS CLEARED FOR ACTION- The tariff is, behind . us. In many respects it is imperfect, but the agitation is out of the way and the Americau people will now adjust themselves to conditions as they exisk i nai we are entering upon a period oi vast business expan sion seems to be beyond ques lion. Consider lor a moment t le fundamental business that of agriculture. Unless present crop conditions ma t e r i a 1 1 y C ange it is quite probable that the total value of agricultural products for 1909 will aggregate 3,300,000,000 or in the tieiirh- borhood of 5O0,00O,0OO more than the total of 1908, which was nearly 4-0,000,000 greater t un the preceding jvar. TIi3 most remarkable fact in our business history is this amazing progress in agriculture. The farmers of this country are tn j y'nSf greater prosperity than was ever known before by the agricultural interests of this or any other land. The value of farm products in l0, 1-90 and lUoi), and forfuch year since louo have beetles fol lows: 1??0 2, 212,000.00" 1-W.. .- 2,40bOUO,t'iU0 moo i,7ir,ooo, nut' 1905 0,415,000,000 1000 (i,7!4. 000,000 1907 7,41,.,,O0O,O0O 100S 7.SO0.OOO.O00 l'.'OO (estimated).. S,S0o,0OO,O0U In the ten years from lbO to 1SJ0 the increase in the value ol farm products was so triflingly small that it averaged onl y one per cen'. a year, or e250,000,000 tor ten years, hardly one halt of what the increase in the preseut year will be over last year. In other words, the increase in tie value of farm products in one year is now twice as great as the increase in ten years be tween 1830 and 1890. Between 1890 and 1836 theie was . yery little progress, but then began a marvelous advance which has continued without abatement ever since; by 1900 the total value was ti.717,000,000. Since then the momentum has contin ued until in the last three years, estimating 1909, the aggregate value of farm products is about 23,500,000,000. This is more than twenty times as much as the combined capital of all tbe national banks in the United States. fo this wonderful advance, this amazing growth in wealth, is largely due tbe quick reviva of business from the panic ot 1907. It was this condition that saved us from a long period ot great industrial depression, and it is this fundamental condition for marvelo Ja development which assure) an expansion of business much greater than our country has yet seen. Present indications point, to the possibility of t corn crop of over 3,000,000,000 bushels, pos sibly 500,000,000 bushels more than last year. Witti the high prices ruling for wheat, corn and cotton, abounding prosperity seems to be assured. With the tariff out ot tbe way; with mag nificent crops, some harvested and some practically assured, the decks have been cleared for action. The winner ot the bat tle for success will be the one who is ready to do business; who makes his readiness known far and wide. The way to do this is to advertise. Manufacturers' Record, August 6. . Paroid Roofing- Thc Roofing With Money-back ; Guaranty BUT on lot of Paroid; opn It; In spect It: ppljr It to your roof, and llthon you arenotmtWled that you have the tt'l ready rooline mmie, tend Ui your name and d-drt-as, and ire will send you a check for the full cat of the rooting In cludinir the cost of applying it. Paroid Lasts Longest RtcauM It It made of the brrtfelt mad In ou r own mini u-HUibllshed In lM7);otlier manufacturers buy UiHir felt outwda and simply datura: and coat It. Uecaua It la toaked (ii'.t dipped) Id a saturating: compound which niiikea It water proof In et-ery fibre. Because It Iscoated on bot h aides wilh t Iwsfronoeit, tkickrat, tmtfilhrtl, Inughett, mntt flexible cnatina; ulonnnyr.lyrooflnK. Don't tnkeourword alona f.rlt. Compare l'a'old with any other, loucansee and feel tlie difference, l'aroi.f dm-a not br.-uk or crm-U In theeddt weather or run In hot weather. u..-... it i. i.i.i.li..,! with our nateutHl aciuara. rmt proof capwawr proofed on 6of sldus-U.e oa( caps that wiU not rust, work loose kXi SV;uSt for Tplea and price, BUILDING PLANS FREE Xe"" phr.s for Practical Farm lluildinira. Better do It at once. w. srr nmn C CAM MILL ST, FAST WAI.POIT, MASS. F. VV. BIRD & SON, or MONADN'JCK BLOG. IIIICAUO. FOR SALE BY Tharin & Leslie, MADISON. FLORIDA jr "An example of tbe beneficent operations of the Florida Dail rjad Commission was brought to our attention the other day by one of the county commis sioners of a neighboring county."-says the Lakeland News-, "lie said the county, in bui'ding a piece of road, contracted with ja'railroad company to have cer tain material delivered at a rate of f 7 per carloud. The watchful commission, however, stepped in and declared there should be no discrimination, and compell ed tbe county to pay the rail road 121 per car, when $7 was all it asked. Now really, don't you think such vigilance as that in behalf of the pee-pul justifies the expensive salaries being paid the members of this highly ornamental board?" Georgia & Florida Railway. What about that Hoard of Trade? Don t you think we need it? Don't yDU believe that by the organized effort of our busi ness men we could push Madison ahead at such a rate that in few years its best friend wouldn't recognize the town? Don't you think that it we'd all get together, torget our own selfish interest for a period and pull together for the good of all that we could accomplish great things for town and coun ty? Don't you think the idea is at least, worth a trial? Then let s iret busv. Let us nave a meeting of all the citizens and talk the matter over. Certainly it can do no harm and the pos sibilities for good in the project are enormous. Active at 87- ' Tbii would be unusual dcwi II meo aid woman would keep themselves free from rbeumitiBtn and all ache, aod paim m well keeplc Ibeir muscle and Juioti limber with Ballard's Suow Liuituent, bold by . U. Ln. Chamberlain's Colic Cholera ani Di arrhoea Remedy Hever Known to Fail. 1 liave used Cbsuiberlaio'e Colic, Cholera uud Diarrhoea Kerned)' since U was (iret introduced to the public Id 1S72, and bare never found one lc.-iaoce where a cure waa not Beedily c dec ted by iU use. I have been a commercial traveler for eighteen years, and never tart out oo a trip Without this, my faithful frienjl," sty H. S. Nichols of Oaklend, Ind. Ter. For sale by w. B. Davis and B. F. Moeeley. ' ' 3 Daily f 1 Daily Elective May 1st 1909 f 2 Dailv 4 Dxi' P. M. A. M. P. M. P. M f 2 50 6 15 Lv (1) Hazelburst Ar 12 43 9 ; 4 17 7 42 (2) Dougla 11 14 8 A j 8 50 12 30 (3) Rroxton 12 30 815' 5 05 3-30 (4) Willacoochee Ar 10 29 7 2 ! 5 52 9-15 Nbville 9 42 6 3? I 8 00 11 25 (5) Sparks 11 25 8 00 I 7 00 10 17 (6) Valdosta 8 30 5 SO 3) 1110 Ar (7) Madison Lv. 6 30 4 00 t CONNECTIONS l. Southern Railway So. IS and 15 North; Nos. 14 aod 16 South j 2: Atlantic Birmingham it Atlantic Ry. Nos. 2 7 4 East. Nos. 1 t 3 We 3. Flizgorald, Ocilla fc Hroxton Ry. Koj. 2 and 4 al0 1 and 8 I 4. Atlantic Coat Line Ry. Nt. 00 A 96 East; X.s. 91- k 97 West I 5. Georgia Southern fc Florida Ry. Nos. 2 & 4 JJortb Nos. 1 L 3 South 6. Atlantic Coast Line Ry. No. 46 and 180 East; Nos. 1S5 and 183 We 7. Seaboard Air Line Ry. Nos. 77 aod 7! West; Nos. TS and .9 Eut i .New Sliort fast twice daily line, all Western Florida and Gulf pors' via Seaboard Ail Line Railwav and Madison to Macon, Atlanta, all coin, beyond, East, WeM, North via llazclbumt and Southern- RdUsy. Clc- connections at Madison, quickest time, excellent road, new coaches, pul man sleepers on night trims, all connecting lines. Through tickets sold, baggage checked, all information at all tick oiiicers. J. M. Ti'rmer, A. Pope, General Manager. Tralllc Managerr The ladies have gone to work be-iutilying the park and it will not be a great while until that spot in the center of our town (till be transformed Into a delightful resting place. It' is up to the citizens generally to aid in the good work amd we know of nothing they could do which would be of greater bene fit than the providing o a suf ficient number of iron benches for the use of the lired visitors as well as the "spoon ing couples who at some time will seek the quiet and coolness of the park. Under the provisions of tl uew prohibition law of Alabaoi newspapers are prohibited fro;" advertising intoxicants in the State. Should s-uch a law v vail in Florida we know of scl eral newspapers that would lx baily handicapped and probaV.J have to retire entirely from b'- mess. ) Baty Morphine Fiends . park j are made by aU oothlna evruj baby matlicine that contain opiuoU" narcotics. MeCex's Baby Elixir cc Uuus no iDjurious or narcotic drurs 0 any kind. A sure and safe vre fur ordered stomach, bowels huU fretM" r.'es-fp)-ndid for trethinK ii''1''1 Sold bv H. Dav u John B. Stetson Univorsitf LINCOLN irttLEY, Ph. D. 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