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_ I Eniered at Greenwood postoffice as second-class matte*. i n g is AFTERNOON ASSOCIATED PRESS SERVICE. j view Year, life than - who good aso for republication of all news dispatches credited to it auc or not otherwise credited in this paper and also the local All rights of republication of special dispatches for the to The amusing story is told of Lafayette that when he shook hands with a lot of people in Pitts- der burgh in 1824 he asked of a man in the line: "Are you married?" On receiving an affirmative answer the distinguished Frenchman commented : The Greenwood Daily Commonwealth J. L. & S. GILLESPIE, Editors and Publishers. TELEPHONE NO. 33. SUBSCRIPTION RATES (By Mail or Carrier) $6.0(1 a 50 Cents a Month. Single Copy 6 Cents. 15 Cents a Week. MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to tne news publications herein. herein are also reserved. "Happy fellow." The next man in the line hav- gi ing confessed that he was a bachelor, "Lucky " whispered tactful Lafayette. | old A former German Vice-Chancellor has been fined 300 marks for refusing to answer a question f put to him by a committee of the National As sembly. Few secrets will be dragged to light at that rate, for the German mark, worth about 25 cents in 1914, is now down to a fraction over 2 dog ■O cents. o "If the United States does not desire to share, in this great international effort" (the League of Nations), says Lord Robert Cecil, "we must go on, and the burden will be the greater upon us and The Senate majority is not the « a other nations. United States and the latter has not finally spok en. a It was widely reported that the negroes of the 3G8th regiment showed lack of courage in the Ar gonne and the negro officers were unequal to their responsibilities, but according to Secretary Bak er's report searching inquiry has found no basis for such charges. house in Norfolk, Va-, may have concluded that! s the best way to beat the high cost of living is to j follow the example of hibernating animals. -o The sailor who slept for 51 days under a ! j Union of Russian Workers without a God, with out a master, and free of authority. o Senator Sherman's alleged boast that he nev er prayed in his life calls to mind the ideal of the ?! ! ! ! lace once owned by the mother of Peter the Great j is to be auctioned in London, and the trinket is: ■o Chance for a war-mjade plute—a pearl neck only valued at a million and a quarter. -o The attitude of Congress may be stated in a nutshell: Oh, yes, we knew the pressing need for certain legislation, but we needed a holiday; also our mileage. Seattle may keep and welcome its physical: marvel, who regularly breakfasts on a quart of : cold water, but most of us will continue to prefer, ham and— ; ) Doc Garfield says the public must have coal at a price that is not excessive- Well, if it gets it, it will be more than it has done for several i -o -o years. O Industrial puzzles—the coal strike was called off without ending it, while the steel strike has! practically ended without being called off. ! I -o Believing in keeping everlastingly at it, Woody | has called another industrial conference—to have only 17 members and to meet Dec. 1. ! , These highbrows who continuously write ot the apathy of the American people merely prove they are not in touch with them. j . . slightest degree bettering conditions, is the rec ord stripped of camouflage. , , One Ohio town is sure to be dryer—revenue ; officers seized $200,000 worth of whisky m Bucy -O o Six months of solid jawing without in the o ) ; rus the other day. o England still clings to the old idea that the ; best way to satisfy the Irish is to keep 'em scrap-; pir.g with each other; o A new and popular brand of union—that of the newspaper web pressmen, which bars strikes and walkouts. o To China, life is just one doggoned loss after another—it has just lost the $30,000,000 loan it \ so badly needs. > o Anybody with anything to be proud of in the Months work of Congress should get under light. • si: the o Thotw America^ bought foi Willie Hear! string' of news] the Carnegie Institute figures a male) Wth $4,720, some here abouts can bei ül believes that the longer his \ihe better his chance to be ■o . ■ ;Ä news, r •: , - , •< ; of the V -"V : 'V ' rmSÈt M _ L. tSZLBi Preachers of the simple life were never more needed than now when a dollar has the purchas-j tons i n g power of only about fifty cents and the world is filled with unrest and discontent. Best for the sists j nner man a i wa ys, the simple life may now be re- of garded as a paying investment from the point of view of the outer man's pocket. And the simple the life is more closely allied with the life of service than might be supposed, for the useful man is he who labors with a contented mind and does more good work for that reason. | Mr. John D. Rockefeller, Jr. once surprised an auc |ience Q f negroes by saying that to be a good jg waiter or a good coo k or a good carpenter is to i s follow the teachings of Christ. This is quite true, for tbe Scriptures make it altogether clear that the law of life is service, that true success or truly 0 f to live well is to perform the duties of one's office, whatever it may be, honestly and faithfully in or-j The der to be of real use in the world. Of course agi tators of the "Red" variety and the unhappy vie 0 f social unrest would sneer at this as plat-j itudinous advice to the simple-minded to be in- ; THE SIMPLE LIFE. gi or i ous i y contented in the station in life to which w they have been "called," describing it as the same | old tale that has been told by the European upper classes to the European lower classes during many j generations. But they unwisely disregard the f act that there is apt to be more genuine happi- G ness j n moderate circumstances and in obscurity than am0 ng those seeking mpney, position and power a t all costs. To a graduating class of the Army Medical School a speaker, wise through il luminating experience, said pointedly: I beseech you, young men, do not envy for fine houses and our worldly success. << I I ! ! is j US Yours is the better part- You will never know the fierce competition of modern life, in which the weaker is thrust to the wall; the petty desire for notoriety, the ignoble straining after money and social distinction. 'To be content with small means,' as Steven puts it, to realize that 'it is better to toil hopefully than to arrive'—is not this the true philosophy of life? I wish that I could make feel how much sweeter and manlier and son you more helpful you can make your lives, how much more of a benediction to others than can we who are handicapped by our artificial 19 environment. This applies not only to the young army phy s i c j an but to the great mass of men and women to j wbo ( j Q the bulk of the world's work and who a a sometimes-sigh for riches or the harsh glare of ! limelight, failing to perceive that the simple and harsh life really has more to offer. The present j widespread unrest is very largely due to lack of con t en tment i n moderate circumstances, although ! moderate circumstances as a rule are the most) ! productive of both real happiness and of moral | ! strength. Solomon in his book of proverbs tells j j ^ & man wb o was w j se en ough to pray : is: a Give me neither poverty nor riches ; feed me with food con- j venient for me, lest I be full and deny Thee, and j say, Who is the Lord? Or lest I be poor and) steal, and take the name of my God in vain. a 99 I i -O *> A "SPORT" THOUGH A ' DRY. The popular idea of a "dry" among "wets" is j that he ig a SO urlvisaged tyrant eager to tread; of : ( j own ^be freedom as well as the rights of others an( j ^b a t there is absolutely nothing of the good ; sport in his makeup, for a good sport is willing ) to live and let live, good-humoredly takes things ag ^bey come, and can cheerfully endure even a p rac ^j ca j joke at his own expense. Most "wets" wm there fore be surprised to learn that "Pussy foot" Johnston has been saluted as a "game sport" by the wettest of Britishers, who, after mobbing him, have now decided to give him a dinner as i well as a respectful hearing—all because he has! proved himself to be "a game sport," than which ! nothing is so sure of British admiration. I When Johnson, the American prohibition mobbed at one. of his London | campaigner, was ! meetings, something struck him in the eye and! , his eyeball was ruptured. Instead of raging and ; ot denouncing, he treated the whole affair as a joke! and gQod hum0 redly said he bore the rough crowd j ( mos tly college boys) no ill will. In consequence he became the most talked of man in London and the Lord Chancellor referred to the incident in a rec- public SFee ch. As for the college boys concerned, they announce that as soon as of the hospital they will give him a dinner as a ; mark Qf regpect as well ag by way of ato nement. the Pussyfoot" is out << The British thought "Pussyfoot" was only a med ) ling prohibitionist, but finding to their surprise ; that he is a "game sport" they like him. the ; -o At last Ludendorff has said something all Am ericans can O. K.—that Count von Bernstorff is a liar. of o Ransomed Jenkins' rep would be in a bad way if everybody didn't know Mexicans to be chronic liars. k it ■o Denmark claims to have the world's best but ter makers, but we have the highest butter pr'ces. the -O Owing to the high cost of man-catching, di vorces threaten to strike for increased alimony. o male) bei pi e right if the Huns should renew the war. Awful as if would be, 'twould serve some peo ■o John Bull has the same' old working motto— his "Grab what you want ; then argue. be » o The august Senate has had its say, but the lowly people have not yet had theirs. the o do ' : Mi * . ■aT* : GRUBSTAKING THE REDS. In the round up of the 'Reds' it was found that . tons of radical literature are circulated in this country. The literature in many languages con sists not only of parriphlets, such as the address try of Lenine urging the workingmen of the United States to set up a communitic government like! of the Bolshevist of Russia, but of more than 400 \ radical journals which circulate widely not onlyj among the foreign-born but among negroes and j other discontented elements- An important fact; brought to light is that this radical and seditious literature, though paid for in part by foreign gold, jg largely supported by our native "parlor social i s ts" and "boudoir Bolshevists" of wealth, a large element being contemptuously described by John Reed, the communist agitator, as "women 0 f wea lth with nothing to do and little in their heads but plenty of money for a radical cause." i The supporters of this literature are described byj Deputy State Attorney of New York as persons 1 who "were pro-German and at all times at the back of all sorts of disloyal movements." j ; The Reds are rounded up for deportation, but; w liat i s to be done about those who furnished the rnoney> the pro-Germans, parlor socialists, bou- j doir Bolshevists and women with more money ! j than brains ? For these people have substantially • aided and egged on the compaign to undermine) G ur industrial and governmental structure. Who I are the more to be feared ,those who dig to un- j dermine or those who grubstake the diggers? If! the movement is to be checked, the grubstakers | mus t be dealt with as well as the diggers. ■o LITERARY JUNK. Under the above caption the Kosciusko Star-1 I Ledger, progressive, public spirited, patriotic and, considerate, says: There are thousands of tons of literary stuff flooding the mails to reach the newspapers of the country whereby some enterprise more or less meritorious is seeking a lot of free advertising j I through the press. In view of the high cost of paper, it should be stopped, because it is a phy- j Isical impossibility for the average editor to read) ! the stuff much less publish it. The editor s space ! is his living and he always subscribes to the limit j j for every worthy cause, and then to demand of him free access to his advertising columns is just little too much; in fact, it is an outrage. The result is, the junk goes into the waste basket un read. It is true the average newspaper man is long suffering and it is also true that he is usually poor and unless he is careful he will have to quit business. ii a of of 19 -o Yea, brethren, the greatest power in the Sen ate is partisan politics | j o Another new one—the lemon extract jag. -o Velvet glove-handling may easily be overdone. j j and) -o I *************** * « * * I * * I FOR SURE i * * * is j * * * * * * a * * * * * as * he * * * RESULTS * * * Use The * * DAILY COMMONWEALTH * * * ♦ WANT ADS * * I****** ************ ; (§) ® ^ A SERVICEABLE GIFTS ® A GIFT THATiWILL. 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That row at the Contemporary Club in Phila delphia will give the "new poetry" the advertise ment it has ever had and induce people to read or try to read it who otherwise would have side stepped such intellectual labor. Miss Amy Lowell of Boston, sister of the president of Harvard, a woman of position, means and brains, is the high priestess of the new poetry's fame. Not content with adorning the magazines with her "vers libre (free verse), she goes about preaching to literary circles that the poetry of the past was a sad mis take and that the new article which she writes and stands for is the only genuine thing. At the Contemporary Club in Philadelphia, where she : recently appeared, her view was questioned with ! more or less heat. Some of the criticism she en- j countered there was perfectly courteous and some i of it wasn't. So Miss Lowell, who appears to be ; liberally endowed with "temperament," burst into[ 1 tears, intimated that many in her audience didn't ! "know any better" and departed in "high dud-j j geon. it 99 99 Miss L'owell is said to describe herself as a past mistress in the art of throwing hand gren- : j ades among sleepy old ladies. In other words, the ! new poetry is startling enough to make the rut-1 • worn mind sit up and take notice. It discards not j only rhyme but rhythm, being nothing but prosei I strung along in lines of irregular length. But it is j extraordinary prose ,aimed to startle by its dis-1 connected imagery. Obviously it is an exaggera | tion of the Walt Whitman idea, and undoubtedly ) after its little hour of flag waving and shouting, it will go the way of other forgotten literary fads. | •o • costliest cracked brain, ! j If it > g t be a red Christmas, by all means let furnish the color. j _ giving enjoyment. j _ As a booster of legal business, the Senate's a!** } lum ciinger. is The Prince wins New York," says a headline. ) Who from? a o Red Bill will go down in history as the world's ■O o I Coalless plants are not conducive to Thanks o -o Washington correspondents were poor treatv guessers. o The Senate does not care a hoot about treaty preparedness. N - JL o They can knock out Tommy Marshall's rulings, but not his smile. o Not a gunman in the Senate, yet as a body lit is a killer. -o Wall street has a strong prejudice against out I side crooks. « -o Artists now envy the pay envelope of house * * I painters. * i ■O * No 8-hour law for the stormy petrels of pol-' * itics . i * Or * The less they know the louder they usually * talk. * <y * Even the most flippant no longer call a strike * a joke. * ■O * A world-wide scapegoat—old H. C. L. ♦ -o Too many poison tongues a-wagging. * * ■o Big season for fruitless conferences. cutg ^ burns> bruises, sore throat and croup, it has been found most effec tive. Accept no substitute. This great oil is golden red color only, : ^^^anteed^ 30 c 60c ^'nd^i oo ! e j gists> ; ! MiBcr's Antiseptic Oil, Known as . SNAKE OIL Will Limber You Up—A New Crea tion, Pain Killer and Antisep tic Combined. 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