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TOL IX-N o. 0 MADISON. FLA., THURSDAY, JANUARY 13. 1910 81 A TALLAHASSEE BOY KILLSrTWJ MEN WHO TRIED TO R03 THE P03TOFFICE. Tallabaseee, JliD' 8 "5' ,he C001' bd-olc conduct of elhteeneur old pmil V. ShiiIs. Jr. . who wiib netinjf il,it watchman in hia father's stead. U,Tlliilf profile was last niht ,avccl from burahiry mid lbs two bold men ure llellll. Ahi'iill::iu o'clock tlliB mornll,K ''" hauls went down t0 Ul"40l,10nl l" trod the fnniHce tire, when lie heard a knock at the door and a voice eay Inn: .Ibsvan ujoiI batf whith must liave (alien fnmi tin wmou." He opened tlie door to face the, two whheti mon, who rushed upon hiiv. and tllenipted to tie him wHIl a rope, but the boy without hesitation drew Ins fun und Ured five shots, two taking effect in the body of each robber, caus Ibk ullliiiuie death. Sauls only re vived & .-light tleeh wound in but nrm, given by the return fire of one of the robbers lhe men carried nii'ea books is ,ued from the New York rud cen tral stution, which bore the name J. E. Proceedings County Commisioners MadisoD, Fla., Jan. 1, 1910. Board of County Commissioners net Ibis day In regular session with alt members present. Board wag tilled to order by tbe chairman and inutes of last meeting were read and approved. The registration books were called for and produced and the board pr j geeded to select the names of good nd lawful men, as tbe law directs, to serve as jurois for tbe year, to jt; (Publication of names omit ted.) Tue pauper list was Investigated, 'nd with tbe exception of Norab Wood, lunatic, beings dropped, tbe list remains the same as for the year 1909. Tbe hour having arrived for bit cousideration ot bids for the hire f county confieU for the year 1910, It was found thsre was only one bid, lbs tame being by E. E. McLIn for the l'lojida Fine Co., which wag 19.75 each per month for all ounty convicts for the year 1910. payaale u.on delivery at tounty jail in Madison, Fla., which, pon motion, was accepted by the oard, said lessee to enter into ' written contract and $1,000 bond for faithful compliance with same with two or more good and sufficient onitsmen to bo approved by tbe hoard, said contract and bond to be prepared, signed and submitted in ime to be considered and acted upon ky tbe hoard at the regular meeting in February next. On motion board adjourned until Wednesday morning next, at 9 o'clock- T. Z. MARTIN, Clerk. ! January 5, 1910, Board of County Commissioners et tins day in regular session, a full buurd present. Board called to order by the chairman aud minutes of last meeting read and approved. Petition to put Boston Browa on pauper list at $3 per mouth from January 1, 1910, was granted. On motion Nora Wood was placed back on pauper list at ' per mouth, as heretofore. Petition to allow F. M. Hender son to muke slight change iu public uv u9 1 lit... , motion granted, provided said cLange is to cost tbe county nothing md new joud is to be as good as rOllrt ,.t .i. ....! nun. I' nbT X. I til B.llg were examined and ordered paid as follows: Blrtlric Light Co., llghti t court house ill jail J month. t 24.3(1 foot Hi Davie. C., ml etlale mortgUK record Walters undj. M. Slrntr. Tiiy hav been seen Miotic town for several days. nccomoiinied by a companion, who will doubtless be Ht'iirehondcd. liolh ear- rind gold watches and money and were well dressed. Ono wan live feet eledit inches in height, had black bunhv Imir. liuht brown eyes, liirfh forehead and large nose. His collar 1 .1 n n. lry mark wag A. , The other man wa.J tlve feet, seven inches, bad strniyh' black hair, small mole under left cur und tat too mark of Imilm wnman on rihl arm. Hi collar wan marked A fot.r sixty. Their clothing liore mirks of New York dealers. They were fur nished with a complete burglar outllt. such us dr lis, fusee, two hollies of nitroglycerine and two revolvers. The colonel's Jury brought in n ver dict at 1 o'clock this afternoon of justi fiable homicide. The bravery and ready notion of young Suuls was most rcinajkabie and be is receiving praise that seldom comes to one so young. V, B. Davis, nierrbaatllse fur county.. Kn'tapriiiti-KecOri'ur, pub to dato W.J. (ireer, iimiU for RlueSpiinu br'gf J. E. Willium., h &pectiiir bridge work W. B. Jt-nKioH. lumber for road J. W. Boatwright, work on bridge W. I. HcDdenion, lumber and hauling,, W. L, Sever, balance on Ca'if:iiy cun, O. B. Andrew., repjf. Rotky Vrvtk C'atiKeway , A, D. Campbell, hauling on ro'd li. F. Moaelcy, merchandise for counly V. K. Je0coat, lumber und Kauliiig.,.. M. A. WIlliunB, merthandiee by fcheliff Smith Merchantile Co , nida. by sht-rifr I'licnol Chemical Co., dUinfvcUat lr hmff ' A. D, Stanton, wood at juil and workou counly building A. D. Stanton, Kervicea at special term of court T. . Martin, auditing and cu.u Ct. CI. A. D, Stanton, feeding pritonera Dec, J. P. Taylor, insp. bridge work it: 14. Ul a at iD.tm Ml ss.ou 1.10 iiU.lIU iu.au 6.(1(1 9 Ml S in 75 XV.TO H.70 W.Stl sa.ili ft. 10 0. 11(1 10.d 05.il 1T.HU S 50.09 I W 1. M 6.06 l. at L. K. More, inbp. bridge and tele gr'ma Co. judge, b:lls anproved this day Sheriff, bills approved this day Witnesses in Co. Judge's court S.J. Ellison, on colleclirg taies I. K. Hardee Co., mdKC. by sheriff O. B. Haven, J. P. cot in Tirry etal cae W. II. Haven, costs in Terry case J. W, Savage, witnea to Terry case.,, T, W. Dale, rec. and dia. Co. funds.... T. W. Dale, county treasurer, came before the board and pro. dbced bis books and accounts aDd same were checked up and found correct, the following balances were found to the credit of the different funds to-wit : General KeveniM M.UUO.W Kine and ForteUure 2, llonds and bridges IH.I'I County Convict fund fiSU..'IU Total cash in Treasurf $ 7,270 70 County Judge presented re port ot occupational license is. sued for the month of December which shows amounts collected for state $70.00; for county, $38.00, which was ordered filed. S. J. Ellison, tax collector, presented report of taxes col lected tor month of December, as follows: General Kevenue 9 124 Sti schoo sre.ta Itoads and Brldgea It Si Kmc and Forfeiture l&.Dl Count Bonds 40 (111 Poll 7) Total tTii Which was ordered properly credited and filed. Board adjourned for dinner. AFTERNOON SESSION, Hoard met pursuant to adjourn ment. Tbe law requiring the re-districting of the County Commission er districts at this meeting of the Board the matter was taken up and 'discussed at length, which resulted in the laying out of said district as follows: DESCRIPTION OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS' j DISTRICTS. District No. 1, Begin at the southeast corner where ninite line between Ranges 'J aii'l 10 east strikes Lafayette county line, theme, tun north ti township line One north of Base line, thence west to It;ine line 8, thence south along said laiiire' line to where Cascade public mail crosses same, thence along said roal to Sampala Like, thence along the run of sahl lake wlncli is known as Tan Yard Creek to Taylor euun'y line. District No. 2, lJcuinnini' where Township linn No. 1 north crosses the Aucil'a River, and run due east on said township line clear across tliis county to Withlacoochc Rivir, thence north, along said river to tin Georgia line, thence west nlong tlx. Geoigialine to the Aucilhi Kiver or bum Swamp, tuence soutk alori tue run of said Gum Swamp and An cilia Kivef to point of beginning. District No. 3 Beginning where Township line No. 1 north crosses Aucilh river and run east along said township line to Range line Xo. 8, thence south along said range line to where the Cascade public rfiml ernHupa anma. ttuiiw.o amitl, ) westerly along said public road to where it intersects the Greenville and Perry public road, thence southwesterly along said public road toSrsipper Creek bridge, thence west along said creek to the McLeod bridge, thence northwesterly along tbe public road leading from Mc Leod bridge to Walker bridge on Aucilln liver, thence north along the Aucilla River to pointof begin ning. District No. 4. Bounded on the east by District No. 1 west line, on the north by District No. 3 south line, on the west by Aucilla River, and ou tbe south by Taylor county line. District 5. Bounded oc the west by District No. 1 east line, on tbe south by Lafayette county line, on the east by Suwannee and Wfihla cooclice rivers and on the north by District No. 2 south line. The matter of working the public roads by taxation as decided upon by the board soma months ago was taken up again to-day and after dis cussion, it was the unanimous opin ion of the Board that tliey would need an attorney for the present year, whereupon Chas. E. Davis was employed as attorney to tbe Board for the year for tbe salary of $100, and upon being consulted as to the feasibility of the plan under the law, gave it as his opinion that said proposed plan was in violation of the Constitution as well ns the statute governing the working of the public highways. In view of the ruling of the counly attorney as above stated the board rescinded the former order passed in June in re gard to changing tue plan of work, lug the public roads of tbe county and appointed tbe following named persons to serve as road commis sioners for the year, to-wit: District No. I. H. R. Uains. II. R. Fox and Frank Patterson. District No. 2. II. A. Wood, F. J. Surles and M. C. Drew, Jr. District No 3, K. D. Flowers, M. V. Marshall and C'ullcn Laney. District No. 4. W. N. Dickin son, R E. Bailey and W. II. Sever. District No. 5 W. T. Holt, J. B. Kent nd T. T. Dixon. A communication was read from C. M. Know, clerk of tbe Ilillbboro county Board, wherein was a resolu tion adopted by the Board of Com missions of that county, calling a meeting of the Commissioners of the Resolutions. j Adopted by the Woman's Mis-; sionary find Aid Society of the llnp. list church of Madison, Fla., en the death of Mrs. .1. li. llurilco. Whereas, God in ILs all wise provident e, has nailed from us our dearly beloved Mter, who has limn been a rat nibi r of our society, we seek to ex pics our appreciation of her in the following rcKolutions: First :--Thai we feel a keen sense of bereavement and sorrow in ibt departure of one c all loved so much nnil tli:tt mi:' soi'icty has lost, s member held in the highest esteem nml one always h lpftil and true, Second : We hcliev that the work of such lives as hcr'n is mver .lost, ami we know the iulluence nhe Mias cxi'iled still lives in the lives ol her noble sons and daujjhu is anil those associated with her who knew her spirit and devotion. Third: That we extend to) lie be reaved family our deepest sympathy and pray that an abundance of li s grace may heal their sorrow. Fourth: That ss a to''cn of our love and esteem these resolutions be spread upon our minutest, and that copies be sent the bereaved lunily and to the Enterprise.Recorder and the Baptist Witness for publication. Mns. LlZZlK ClAATT, Mrs. Clai dk L. Moiutow, Miss. A kgi's D. Stanton. forty. six coin ties of the elate to uivet at Tampa on February 21 for the purpose of organizing a State Association of County Commis. sioners, whereupon this Board or deied that all or a portion of the members attend said meeting. On motion, Commisssouers Wil Hams and Taylor weie appointed a committee to inspect Blue Springs bridge when same is completed. Tbe clerk was instructed to com. rounicftte with jail builders and in vite representation of same to sub. mil plans aud specifications for re modeling and enlarging our present jail so that it will meet the require ments of last act of the legislature, and meet with a committee of the board in Madison on the 14th inst. Tbe Board visited the jail in a body and decided the same is not kept in ns good sanitary condition as it should be. and passed an order that the sheriff have the whole Hoor of the jail scoured at once and onc( each week hereafter, and to provide cuspidors or boxes partly filled with sawdust or oilier absorbent within the cells Ot the juil for the inx'ttcs to spit in. Clerk was instructed to notify Ilillsboi'O of the acceptance Jf the invitation to meet with them and other Boards of tbe state t Tarnua on February 24 lb . U motion T. Z. Martin's salary as clerk and audi tor wits fixed at $61)0 for the present year. Salary of G. II. Tedder osSu.l pcvisor of Registration fixed st 175 for present yenr. C. B. Smith, editor of the Enter, prise-Recorder, bid the same us last year for the county printing, which, on motion, wtis accepted. All Road Commissioners for the year 1909 weee ordered paid for their services in full. Board was ordered paid up to this date. There being no further business Board, on motion, adjourned until flrst Wednesday in February, 1910. 9 o'clock a. m. T. Z. Mabiin. Clerk. Ihumas Jetfjrson Shaw In the death of Mr. Tho'iiasJ. Shaw JladiMiii ctmnty loces one of her oldest citizens and esrly settlers, lie wi'S born in Bertie county N. C, Sept. ill, 183), dn tl Dec. 2't, l'.iC'J, and was laid to rest in Oakland, Cemetery the day before t'hi istmas, Dr. Mickle, hi pas'br, ollieistina'at the burial. Mr. Shaw came to Floii bi when L'l jeii'sof iij(e, stayed about two years in Leon county, and then came to Malison, when! lie m.idu bis home ever since. He whs a member of Company 1), Fift'i Floiida Regiment, and stivid with valor in the war of the (!u'., rc- ceivuiK a severe wound in his lea, from which he suffered all the rest of bis life. He whs a Mason, though not nillllaled with any lodge during the later years of his life. In youth he joined the Baptist church in North Carolina, but was not an ac tive church nit inbcr in Florida till 1805, when he uuit 'tl Willi the Presbyterian church near bis home. Mr. Shaw was twice married. Ot his two older children one stirrives bim, Mrs .1. K. Wilherspoon, of Madison. Of the younger children all seven are still living in Madison county, Mrs. C. F. lieggs, Mrs. J. Q. Leslie, Mr. T. J. Shaw, Jr., and Mr. W. A. Shaw, and Mr. James Sliaw, of Sand ford; Mr. Sam Shaw, of Hawthorne, and Mrs. L. II. Uniusford, of Jacksonville. Tbers are thirteen urand-ehildren and one great.grand-child. To the bereaved relatives and friends we extend our deepest sym. pathy. Most rapidly indeed are the ones passing away who have made the history of Madison county. What its future shall be must de pend on those who belong to the younger generations. Annual Doll Drawlnf On Wednesday, January 2tilh, al 3 o'clock, after school, all the school girls between tbe ages of 'A and 14 years as well as all other little girl of like ago who are present nt Mose Icy's drug store, will be presented with a nice little souvenir dtinking cup. Immediately after the distri bution ot tbe cups the hindsome Doll, "Beauty," aud her Go-Crt will be drawn for. Every little girl between 3 and 14 ytars of age is invited to take part in tbe drawing. Remember tbe date Wednesday, Jan. 2tlth, 3 o'clock, p. m. 2w The price of Florida Irsh potatoes on December 1, according to Gor ernmt nt estimates, was 81.20 per bushel. The truckers at Belleview are busy preparing t heir land for watermelons. There will be quite a large acreage this season. Minutes of School Board Board met promptly at 10 a. in., lull board present. Minutes of last meeting read and approved. As required by law the Board proceeded to adopt a text book on agriculture. On mutii.'i), Duggar's Agricul ture for Southern schools waa adopt. ed for this period from January 1st, liUOto'May 1st, l'.m, when tLe present contract for all ttxl books expires. On motion, K. E. lianii was ap pointed supervisor of Fitr.alk'n school, vice J. W. Lanier resigned. There being no further business Board adjourned. W. J. Bl.ANI OM, Attest: Chairman. G. W Tsikk, Secretary. Madison, Fla. , January 4, 1910.