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I VOL ir-NO. 3- MADISON. FLA., THURSDAY, APRIL 21. 19AC. $1 A Circuit Court Proceedings. The second week if our Circuit Court commenced Tuesday when tl..' igse of the Stm vs. J A. Beatty. in diOted fur t lie murder of C. B. Aohlfy on ,'ov. lSLh lii st , was taken up, ! feiitlimt by his counsel Hbli.nl for B cou tinumuf which n denied. A special venire for TO Juror had bwn issued aud the work of selecting twelve men to try the case whb begun. Knrty.eiirlil iobd were examined hi to their qualill catioua before th requisite number of twelve wjts secu I eii. The jury an em panelled consist nf the following: Lee Hurrell, J. Z. Mtelv, J. B. Butler, J M. Home, J P. Webb, jr., C. A. Much uan, J. T. Prince, W. H. Toole, J. C. Black, Tiilie Lanier. Burt McCullonich slid Alex PicKlea. These men were all sworn to try the issue about three o'clock Tuesday Hfternoon and the lak )ns of evidence immediate!) cmnmenoed There in a large number of witnesses both for the Slate, anil the defendant, liepreaeutloir the State are the Slate's Attorney, 'ary A. Hardee, Charlea K. Davis, and Judge J. D. 1KH of Orlau do. Kor the defendant, J. N. Striplhiu ol Jacksonville, Col. Whittaker of Val dofcta hi.d Hardw & Rowe of the local bar. The case is being fouuht at every point. The capacity of the court house In taxed to I lie limit to accommodate the crowds who are atlen lln the trial. It is expected that the argument of counsel will be beiinl to-d.iy and that ' bv to-niht the case will be with, the jury. Other murder cRBes disposed of this term are as follows: GeoiKO Wilson, colored, plea guilty murder In second dexree. Ell Kersey, colored, tried and verdict of manslaughter with recom mend, ition to mercy. Dennard and Karly Webb, white, Dennurd convicted if manslaughter wilh recommendation to mercy, Early acquitted. V'itb tlk ending of the UeaUy case 'he court will adjourn Car4 from Mr. Blanton To the people of Madison County: After lieinjj appoint' d Census Knumerator I permitted my name to he used as a candidate for l'epn sen sitive. As I cannot refuse to act as enumerator I shall have no op portunity (luring the et the tune from now till after fie primary to go aiajtig tbe people or to be at any political speaking. I shall therefore have to depend for sunport ou the good feeling of the people towatd me.' I shall receive do money tor campaign purposes nor pay out ny except what is already paid for as. segment and announcement. Nor shall I send anyone to work for me. If any unfavorable report shall be started against me I request that no one communicate It to me, as my mind will need to be centered on my work. While I shall send no one to d"o campaign woik I would appreci ate the inteiesl anyone might take in my behalf. Respectfully, J. Ellis Ulanton. 'Farmer" Is Against Baniins Ktdi, Kin.. A,iii i-,tis lyio. Mil. KlHTvit: s there iin iiU vtiys 'wo sides to (i ry important issue t efole Hie p opl,., please oive spine to the foilowinv: Kuwait', ye l-'ai in. rs. In.w yon vote in the coining innnry eleeti.n to I ioii'I the i-oumy lor if 1 "iii.m id to build good roads. In ,,r h:,C, Madison county (at that turn- ein- bracing also Ta lor and LuKnvelle) voted upon themselves bond to thw! anioiinl of U5,0o0 for the buildup of the l'eiisacol i mi l G oigin Kail roitd, but in consideration f t!ie fin-t that Tu lor mid Lafayette counties were cut oil' fioin Madison county (tiv ti c consent of the Pciisueula mid Geoigiultiilwav) an net ,f the Icyia laluie wis passed relieving.' . bid son county proper of 50,001) of the $125,000, thereby leaving her a bonded debt of 7o,Uu( in I8.16, drawing eight per cent, interest, and the people of Madison county have been paying a 4-niill lax evr since the above dale endeavoring to liqui date this indebtedness. And jet, at Hie present dntf. there ar $5,000 of these bonds unpaid. Listen, po. pie: In 187 31 years after the issuance of these bonds $75,000, drawing eijjht pur cent, interes', we had not paid one tat'lliing 011 tlie principal, and but for the 1 llorts of an able Hoard of County Com i.is sioncrs, through which a compromise was iffecti il with the bondholders to accept $75,000 worth of new bonds drawing six percent, interest instead of eight per cent., thereby eienting a sinking fund, we 'oiild to-day bl owing the 75,000, u 4 null I.'vy onlv heiii't Milll.iient to pay the i:v Urest on tlie bonds. Note, brother farirer, 54 years (over half a centur) ) it. lias taken us to pay $70,000, mid yet 10,000 still unpaid. If it tnkes 54 years to psy $70,000 how long will it take to pay a bonded debt of $ 50,000 for good roads? Weigh this well, broth er farmer. If this debt of $150,000 is saddled upon Madison county YOU will have the burden of it to bear. For tlie tax assessor can al ways find out how many cattle, hogs, sbeep, work stock, land, etc., you have while"tfle fellow with Lis money in his pocket in railivad I.oikIh, U. S. bonds, etc., has a chance to dodge. Public money generally flows freely and is easily spent. Suppose you vote to issue these bonds? What guarantee have the people that this money will he Judi ciously spent? Is the purchase o' tlie old retired road machine al $3500 any evidence of a prudent ! e V Mend it lire it.. ..r.i'iluV tt.oi.i-i 5 The advocitcs f bonding siy let posterity have something to pay. I fear posterity can vehemently and truthfully exclaim: "Tim iniquities of the. f:ii!n is me visited upon the children even unto tin: third and fourth generation. The advocates of bonding nrso sa) : "Oh, tlie railroad bonds at different altogether. The public roaits belong to the people I can't see the difference so far as paying the money is conccrmd. Eve'y sane man must admit 'hat the railroad is a most potent factor in the development and progress of the country. Again, brother farmer, the advo cates ot bonding nr; doing a great wrong in tiy i..g to deceive a certain clafS of small tax p'jers by telling them that, if they voto for bonds their taxes for roads will bo a very small item, and as things now are they a.e compelled to work the roads several days in the year. In other words that compulsory road working will be abolished. The fact is, the Siate will still have a roa I law and necessarily so, even if the county should Loud for good roads. Kcon. oiny is a very safe course to follow in county and Stale matters as well as in individual b'lsiness matters, and if all business could be transact ed on a cash basis the people would be in much belter condition. I mean economy with an ee to safe and steady progress. Mr. Editor, I see a communicn tior in a recent, issue of your paper headed "lload Material in Abund ance," over the signature of 1). II. Yates, ill which ho says "I have or b-red a U-incli auger with an H foot stuff, and it is my intention to go into every section 1 1 foie the clecl'on where there is any doubt about hav ing tlie necessary material for road building and bore into old mother earth and bring the material up w here die eyes rf man can behold it." I presume this will be an easier job for the doctor than for the road hands to (so down 8 to 10 feet to get 1 lay to clay the road beds. I judge tlie doctor's big auger will be at leasts leet in leng'h on bis 8 foot staff. Don't you think this might be terxed '"boring, with a big; au ger?" Advocates of bonding say. Oh, you could haul with two mule what it now takes 4 mules to pull. I ad mit this, but I do not know of a farmer in Madison county who makes more than he tan haul to market over the piesenl roads and still has time to lish occasionally. Now peop'e, don't undetstand that 1 am opposed to good roads for I heartily favor goo I. roads, we only NOTICE Betfinninp; May 1st ami i-nlin litlcr us to tbe most economical and , August :11st, inclusive, the baiik- 1 1 . 1..- !...:! I : l ! l- c .1 1. I practicable plan of building them I should suggest the passage of 1 good road law by the legislature and then direct taxation Irom year to year for load purposes. I 'ay as we go instead of bonding f'r a large amount ami paying interest. 1'efeiring back to the railroad bunded debt, let us figure a little. Suppose a man owned $50D worth of real estate and peisonal property in 185G, A l-niill tax on this for one year would be 12 nil and for 54 years lie. will have paid $108. On $1,000 in 51 y.nrs he iias paid ?2IG On J' 0.O00 lie hss paid 2.016, aud yet we have a di b'. of live thousand dollars still over us in railrotd bonds. I tell you, b'other f irmer, debt is a l.ard master. It is for you to decide at the May primary. Think; Weigh the subject well be. fore casting your ballot. Farm di. trig; flours or ino uiKUTstncu banks will l.o from 8:00 a. rn. ta 3:00 p. m. First National Dank, Hy J. W. Wadsworth, Cashier. Citizens Dank, Dy C. L. Morrow, j'ashicr. A Knocker is a man who can't see (j.unl in any per' son or thine. It's a habit autml by 1 disordered liver. If you tind that vou are t)cinnti)K ,() things ihrouk blue spectacles, trfat your liver tr a yood cleaning nut process with 11 illant' Herblne. A sure cure for eonsr.piitioa., dyspepslH, indigestion, sick he.idach, biliousness, all liver.stomueb ami bowel troubles. Sold by W. B. Davis. FOLEYSHOMYIAR tops tl couhsnd halsunif 1 p. 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