VOL IX-NO. 11
MADISON. FLA., THURSDAY. NOVEMBER 1909.
$1 A YKHR
The subject of Ibis memoir, sis
ter Eugenia Wright (whose maiden
name was Stephens) was born in
Oglethorpe County, Georgia, Nov.
5th, 1830. She moved with her
parents to Macon County, Alabi-ma,
when 6 yew. old. be was happily
married to Mr. I. li. Wright July
23rd, 18G1. Several children were
born t this union, but only one son
and two daughters, with their aged
father survive, her to mourn their
loss, which is her gain.
Two months after her marriage
(be gave ber heart to God and ac-
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with the Methodist church at Creek
In 1 882 she and ber husband mov
ed to this county where she deport
ed ber church certificate at Rocky
Spring, in which church she lived
a faithful consistent Christian until
berdea'b which occured October
Sister Wright was confined to ber
bed 18 months, although her suffer,
ing was intense she bore it with that
Christian fortitude that characterizes
the children of God.
She often expressed her perfect
willingness and readiness to go when
the Lord should see fit to call her
home, and when the summons did
come she passed away as calmly as
one falling asleep.
May our kind Heavenly Father
bless and comfort the hearts of the
bereaved husband and children in
this deep alfiiction.
May the words of David comfort
"I shall go to her but she shall not
return to me "
T. F. Roland,
PUKING HULL ASSURED
Expect to be in Operation by
Porter Planiwr Mill Company of Live
Oak. Secures Site for Mill.
For Kevernl weeks past there has
been a persistent rumor iu the air to
the effect that Madison was to have
in the near future an up-to-date
planing mill for the preparation of
rough lumber for the markets of the
world. The rumor has now become
an assured fact and it Is with great
pleasure that we are enabled to make
the positive announcement that such
an industry will be established in
Madison within the immediate future,
the projectors hoping to have the
plant in operation by February 1st,
Last Friday Col. George E. Porter
and his son, George E, Porter, jr.,
of Live Oak came to the c'tv and In
company with the Real Estate man.
Bob Mclntyre, went over the pro
perty of Kate Choice, colored , in
the eastern port of town and after
examining its advantages thorough
ly instructed Mr. Mclntyre to have
the deeds executed to about 12 acres
of land lying esst and south of the
Georgia and Florida railway. On
this property tbe Messrs. Porter will
at once begin the construction of the
necessary buildings for the success,
ful operation of a large planing mill.
The railroad company has agreed to
build at once the necessary side
tracks, and by February 1st, an slat,
ed, the owners of tie enterprise hope
and expect to have the pla.,1 in full
This means something . for Madi.
son. The .Messrs. Porter are wide
awake, live and progressiva people,
and we understand that Col. Porter
himself will mova his home to Mad
ison and be in control of the indus
try, He is an enterprising, public
spirited ninn and we are glad to
learn that he w ill become a citizen
with us. Madison needs every pro.
gressive citizen that she can get, ami
we look upon the establishment of
this industry in our town ns a
healthy stait in the. direction which
our town sh mid have taken long
Miss Haffie Hays relumed home
Monday after an extended visit to
Jacksonville and elsewhere.
The V. II. M. S. of the Methodist
Church met Monday afternoon with
a full attendance of the members.
They have a nice little Society and
are doing good work.
Mr, T. J. Redding made a busi
ness trip to Madison Monday. It
goes without saying that he is a
wide awake business man.
There was a moving picture show
at the Masonic Hall Monday night.
The school will move into the
new school build irg the last days of
the week. Mr. Bishop has done us
a nice job on Ibis building and it is
an honor to the town, and not only
the town but to the county.
Mr. T. J. Redding jr., was in
town to-day on his way to Perry.
This young sprout bids fair to make
a first class salesman.
Well, Greenville is just sailing
right on, ycu can sc the cloth hang.
iii"r out on all sides of road.
Subscribe for the Enterprise-Recorder.
MID WINTER CLIVAL.
Uiidcr Auspices of the Hoard
Will be hell in Malison Last Week
of the Year-
Mr. George S. Marr, representing
the Jonny J. Jones Expo-Show and
Traini'1 Animal Exhibition, was in
the city several da s l ist week in
the interest, of ti Carnival and (Zulu
week for Madison this car. At a
meeting of the Council Friday niylit
that body unanimously voted in
favor of the holding of sueh carnival
ami gain week ami the dates IV'eui
ber 2TUi to .'an. 1st, both inclusive,
were selected for the holding of the
The Carnival will be held under
the aunpic.es of the Hoard of Trade
and that organization, with the as
sistance of the people, hopes to make
of t'e occasion a little more than is
usual. Efforts will bo made to in
duce the merchants to get up trades
displays and parades, and the rail,
roads will be asked to allow low
rates from points slung their lines
so that our neighbors in other con
tiguous towns may be permitted to
come to see us and enjoy the tesii
vities. Committees will be appoint
ed from the Board of Trade having
in charge the details of the week of
gayety and it is earnestly hoped that
everybody will enlei hcMtily into
the plans. The occasion will be
The Johnny J. Jones Company is
considered the best carnival com
pany doing husiress east of the .Mis
sissippi river. Splendid testimoiii
als were presented from towns and
I ollicicls over the south testifying to
j the ixcelleiice of t fits attiaetions of
fered by the co:i. puny. There will
! be a!'out U'ti or ft dozen tented at.
tractions of the highest carnivil class
(the wild nniaal show bcin the
feature), balloon ascensions and
hijjh dives daily and the "best band
on th road" goinu' all the time.
ict ready to enjoy the last eek
of i he year and in the meantime look
out for the. advertising matter which
will be distributed soon.
"File first county lair in the
history of Jefferson county opens
at Monticello to-day and will
continue throughout the week.
The News of last week suggests
that the people of Jefferson
make this fair such a success
that the counties of Madison and
Leon will be glid to co-operate
and next year have a tri-county
fair iu the capital of one of tbe
counties. A splendid sugges
tion, and we promise now to do
all iu our power to bring about
such a fair next year and other
years to come. Something must
be ione along this line to let the
outside world know that we are
iu Florida. What this section of
tbe State most needs is a thrifty
class of farming immigrants.
We know that our lands are the
best for agricultural purposes
in the entire state but as lougas
we keep this knowledge to our
selves South and East Florida
will continue to capture the
immigrants, .Ve of Middle Flor
ida mut awake to our oppor
tunities and let the outside world
know what we have and wliat
we can do.
Just The Grandest Line
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Hen, Youths and Boys
We r Have Ever Had Is
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