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MADISON. FLA., THURSDAY, JANUARY 20. 19.10. . si " Our Banks Make Fine Showine. Tlie annual meeting of the stoek i.nt,iers of the First National Hank f Madison was held at the banking tons? on Tuesday, January llt'.i, nt TAVI.uk tn tint evening. The rc- nort 9ulinittel by President Kralcigh . . t i i :.. Mof til"1 Ul(! Bl,"wv" the business of the instiiutinn over the picvious year. In the waiter of debits an increase was shown of stout lW00, while the amount ot cosh ou hand showed an increase f from forty to fifty thousand dollars. The surplus fund showed $15,000 ,m the undivided profits accoimt l6,6C'J 3li. lie following directois were elected for the ensuing year: 1 a Fraleigh, T. C. Smith. D. G Smith S. Alex Smith. C. 11. Smith, J, E. Hardee. W P. Knight, J. II Smith, W. M. Burton, P. S. Cog gin?,. I V. Wadsworth, J. J. Sulii. van, W. L. Ho'ton and J. T. Pta. cock. The stockholders meeting ad joumt'd and the directors having Qualified according to luw convened ind elected the following officers: L. A. Fralelgu, president j T. C Smith ami W . M. Burton, vice presidents, anl I. W. Wadsworth, Chsliier. A dividend of ten percent. (7,50U) was declared and some thing over $9 ,000 was left to the undivided profii8 aeccunts, beside leaving the surplus fund of $15,000 intact, This is certainly a splendid shew inn and the officers and direct Cis are to be congratulated for the very ulde manner i.i winch they hive inanu:;id I he affairs ot the institution the Board of Directors fur the en suing year: M. C. Drew, T. W. Dale, VV. B. Davis, John L. Fonda, U. (J. llasgpll. J. J. Ilrrell. A. Livingston, A. Livingston, jr., C. I.. Morrow, C . (.'. Morrow, 15. 11 MeCull, J. D. Shaw, James 1. Nuart and H. F. Vnnn. Tuesday night t lie new Board as sembled aid elected the following oliiiers: A. Livingston, jr , presi dent. J. J. Ilarrell, 2nd vie presi dent, C. L Morrow, cashier. President A. Livingston who has served the bunk most ably for sev eral years, declined re-election. Tax Assessors Notice- Notice Is hereby given that I will visit each piecinct 'n this county for tLe purpose of assessing (Sla e and County taxes for the year 1 1 1 0 . 1 will be at the different precincts on dates named below. Let every tax payer meet me and make returns as the law directs. Look for me as follows: Ellaville, Jiiny, 31st, 1910, forenoon Lee. " " " afternoon Whupicpin, Feb. 1st, " noon. Macedonia, " 2nd, " forenoon Oiik Grove, " 3rd, " foreLOon Cherry Lake, " 4th, " forenoon Madison, February 5th, 1010. Moseley Hall, " 7th, " Tuteu, " 8th, ' Greenville, " 9th, ' I him burg, " 10th, " Hislown,. " 11th, " Respectful y, Uoirr. J. Patkhson, Tax Assessor. Al a regular meeting of the Board of Directors of the Citizens Bank of Madison, held at the bunking house on Tuesday, January 11, the usual dividend of ten per cent, upon the capital stock was ordered paid to the slwkhuldeis, one thousand dollars was credited to the Surplus Fund snd Uo thousand, five hundrfd dol lars passed to the Undivided Profits account. The directors a'so reduo td the Furniture and Fixtures ac sount five per cent. , as usual, the reduction coming from the net pro tu for the past year. This institution has only been es tablished a little mors than four Tears and during that time has paid toils stockholders In cast) dividends t22,rOO and built up a surplus and undivided profits account of $19 500 showing total earnings o' $41,000 or eighty-two per cent, upon Its capital stock of $50,000. On Tuesday the 18th the annual meeting of the stockholders was held in the afternoon and the following shareholders were duly elected to Program of Union Meeting To be held wi'u Midway Baptist Church, Madison county, Florida. 1. What is "sin unto death?" A. N. Wood word. 2. What is sinning fgainst the Holy Ghost, and is it a separate sin from any other? J. T. Farnell. 3. What dominion has a church over a member after he is expelled, if any? W. R. Ivey. 4. Has a church a right to accept a man or woman who claims conver. sion while living iu adultery? Craft Wan en. 5. Was Paul ever ordained, and if so by whom? A. Cornett. 6. Is an ordained minister ot our present sge any superiority over a christian cbnrcb? J. P. Lyons. 7. What is the good derived from Union Meetings? W. S. Kelley. Everybody is invited to attend and the ministers of the Gospel most especially. A Union is what you make it. T. J.D. Dr. Yates Writes of Good Roals Some of our citizens will wonder why they are called upon to siiin n petition to hold an election to see if we will bond the county f r one hundred and fifty thousand dollar.' to build good roads in this county, kr owing tli'it liny signed one hist year to hold an election in a tub- (lis'rict around Mudion. Now, 1 know vou want to know what be. eatne of that pctii'on. We have it eland we may havj to osn it jet. It will be the proper plan to fall ou if we fail to carry the bond elee. lion. The quest'on has been repeatedly asked: "Why did the county com missioners not hold this elcc'.ton for sub-district?" The answer Is this: They decided on a plan tl at 'hey thought would give satisfaction to more people tha'i the sub-district plan and now arter nearly a year of delav they have found the aforesaid plan unconstitutional. Not being a ' lawyer 1 do not know, hut it seems to me that our constitution is slight ly opposed to progress. Now if wo want good mads we must Join hands and figreu on some plun to have them. The plan ol bonding is time Hied and works elsewhere. However, if other dis tricls vote this down in ttie piimary w people in and around Mudisw can la!l hack on our sub-district plan and hold our election without cost to the county at the general election. The sub-district beats no plan but for several reasons I think to bond and have them all over the county a belter one. If we want to keep pence with the spirit of progress around us wu must have good roads. If we expect our share of the winter tourist which is certiin to coma this way since the east coast is being bunted out we must have good roads. The p'.an of bonding is a better plan because we bave a longer time to pay the debt and because fie debt can be oaid principally by the in creased valuation of property and the increased population induced in to our county by reason of our good roads What would advertise our county or increase the value ot lands more thsn a system of hard roads all over the county? I heatd a man who has been a financial success in our coun ty say that one hundred and fifty thousand dollars Judiciously spent on good roads would increase the yalue of the property in the county half a million dollars. I believe thai it will and even more, however, thai would be a fine investment to make one hundred and fifty thousand worth five hundred thousand. This is no dream, but has been demon strati d in oilier counties. L t ns all ut our shouldeis lo fie wheel Ui il cany this bond issue if we can nd if we can't let's full bnok on the soli-disti ii t plan Hint Inve 'Mid roii'is :i i 1 1 . I Midi-oil an) way Here is oi e point I wish to em plitisi.t'voi.i r it on want (i od itm ' see to itih.it t lo- c mdibiie whom yull Sllppolt f T any i Mice, jrent nr small i as goo I i"i Is is one pi ink in his plaUoim. Tiictiac has arrived that if we do not win to be ciushed bv the wheel of piogicss that we I imisI elect men to ollh'e who stiiid for miuu-thing, win. have convictions mid will standby Hum ami not Vote for it man because In- ahakes hands with every man he sees but. make him have other reasons for wanting the office than the honor and the salary. D. H. Yatk Annual Doll Drawing. On Wcdnisdav, January SM'li. 1910, at 3 oVock, after school, nil ihe girls wl.o are present al Mot ley's drug store, will be presented with a nice little souvenir drinking cup. Immediately after the dUtri- bulion of the cups the handsome loll "Beauty" in her go-cart, will be dra wn fur. Every little girl be tween the. ages of 3 and 11 yiars old is invited t take art in the draw ig, B-uierobcr the Mali Wed nesday lanuary atitli, at 3 o'clock p. m. DO YOU WANT IDEAS In getting up a booklet or other tasty advertislm mat ter? Have a des!tfn pre pared by us and we will show you a TRADE WINNER RUN'OVER LOCALS. Shoes? Why yes-at Tavlor's. Ths infant sod of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Keeve was baptized in lh Episcopal church on last Sundav by lbs Khv. Mr. Gruhb. Farmers. looK after your stock. A large supply of Pratt's Food snd Bock Suit at Moseley's Druir fstors. 4t. Mrs John Vinsant arrived from her hnnu nt Like Cllv on Sunday rnd will spend sometime with her ilaut!htr, Mrs. Archie Ltv!nKRton, jr. Twelve months dnnlal work.any kind. for II 00. See Dr. W. V Parrttin-re, over Davis" dnm store. He i gettH'K up eluh of 1000 oiembera. Only a f w plsees left. A (! liar will buy l'JO cents worth at Tavlor's. Mies Carrie I.. PiUnnni. en route to Her Iiimiim ..t M...ike from Oniocy, (stop ped over in Minlison a hii or two this week iiinl wu tli mn'i'l of Mi. AroMe Livii'uptou, jr. Dr. .1. V lto north n rrnt-d -p. el ilii-t In ilne:.n h of ilie Kyo, lv.r, N'.i k and Tl.roiit. w lilTie lo .M.i'lisni) n Al v e.'k from Aitiiutii. lo-lira l e seu'i nt the .Merel'Hni- 1 1 "t -1 "ii " c 14 ii Hint ,, and will r un. lo in lln ci'y for nU.ul lo week. AnVoliMill Iihi',1 of tlio mm vicxs of kiicIi a i iciahst, will do well to see him. Ilev. T C III-n!f ir I paid a pleasant visit lo PiuhiIh la-t Saturday nil San dfly preached four 1 1 ni-K ami ri'lurnej ou Moililav. He wi.l preach Hi lliinson next Htinilay and Siimlny and at Hickory drove on llieBlh SuniViy and Kiituruny before. He is looking forarf1 toanotlier er of cluir h prospcrnr. I he presid ng elder pronounced liis i e- iort for l.iBt. ear the lest, ouluiilo of ttn towns, In Ills diHli let. Overcoats lit 'l ayloi's Another tfTort will be nimln to hold s fcne.iul nieeiiiiK of llie Hoard of Trade ut tlin council olnmilier to l inl't at 7:30 oMocU. Postal ciiiiIb will be no. lie u to each member iliis in riiln and it is CMrueeilv ill siren tli.it a m J l ilv of ill ineniliermil will lie preceul. at tlim nieelinu .Snine liiiereslinu report "r to lie nimle anil lln-re is mucli import ant bueinesM lo lie ti aiiHiieteil. I.cl emih member make u tpeelid effort io be pieei'nt. 'I'liff 'neominu triiin of the ValilnnU Southern hunday nii;lit whs tlie murk of Bniiie miscreant wbo hud, or imagin ed he hail, urieyai ce imt Hi" rmid er foinetioily coniiec'eil with it. When junl I liis mle or II ineo'i ami while the Irnui w us eninc nt .1 fi ll' rile of speed it lieluwooil knot in3 nnrled Hi , : i ! i n window ot t ln I ass. ni r c.i .i-li and tlie stick iiiid fU Ire; eiiiss si i uck M r. W ulUer ii youiiu mini si n I. nt at the Normal, w ho was a paseiier r.'tiirnini' from I'inet.ta, 1' Ibelinit several bruises Hint cuts whieli "r in no wis- eerious hut riilhnr painful. Al Hie homo of the bride's parents, Mr. Mini Mis. T. A. IIhkus. on Decem ber 27ih, 19011. Mr. A. N Hubbard and Miss Bo.ali were qulellv mar ried, Dr. E P. Mlekle, the beloved pas tor of Ihe Presbyterian church, ollioiat imi. Only tlie ftmily of the bride and few relatives were present. Immed iately after the rerenionv Mr. and Mrs. Ilubbitrd left oa the 12 o'oloos trtin fur their future home at Mount Pleasant. Mr. Hubbard it one of tbe terliug sods of Gadsden countv while his fair bride is sil especial favorite with all who know her. Mav their life he one of hap piness and prosperity. i ;3?;-rfi5.. A motor regatta, in which all of the racing motor boats of the Gulf (Joast will beinvit'd, has been plan ned by the Pcnsacola Yacht and Motor Bout club. This will occur ou February 7, during the time of the Mardi Gras festivities. I I Our Stock is Now COMPLETE; IN EVERY DEPARTMENT Wo Want Your Business. We 9UARAMTEE Everything we SelH t- ttt.t i,, n Chap Buggy, such as you see in catalogues and newspapers tor Forty to Fifty n T r l to lee ud we wS supply your want,, but remember, we do not guarantee a thing, but I youwili buy our OLD lJe Vehicles we will stand by them. REMEMBER, we wil! sell you just as ; Cheap as anybody and are here to Make Good any detects. -Lin.es-Slxelez? Coy.