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STORE * I 9 On the Busy Corner On the Busy Corner T SHOP EARLY FOUNTAIN'S BIG BUSY STORE OPEN EVENINGS UNTIL 9 O'CLOCK All Your Shopping Under One Roof a (T D fl / » EXCEPTIONAL VALUES S-U-I-T-S Women's and Misses. \ \ Just Received By New York Express, 50 Evening Dresses Beautifully Trimmed in dashing colors LADIES REST ROOM 2ND FLOOR \ In a wide range of wanted styles and at very moderate prices. We feel sure that they will meet with your appro val. The materials are Serge, Tricotine and Silks. All beautifully silk lined. Quality in every garment sold here. The policy of this "Big, Busy Store" is to give bet ter styles, better qualities, better values, better service— The House of Truth. $37.75 $69.50 5100 00 v,luM \ \ Fast Passenger Elevator Service To All Dept's $47 75 Values $59.50 590 -°° Value8 $60.00 590 00 v,taM SEE THEM IN OUR Big Window (Women's and Misses) MAIL FOUNTAIN'S 2ND OR C-O-A-T-S PHONE ORDERS FILLED THE STORE OF A THOUSAND GIFTS FLOOR / Beautifully trimmed, some with fur, others plain tailored. In every want ed color and style. Coats and Coatees, Velour, Plush. See a few of them showing now in our big window. $45.00 TO $65.00 THE GIFT FOR HER STORE FOR MEN AND BOYS Furs Silk Underwear Sweater Coats Blouses Skirts Petticoats Dresses Kimonas Corsets Hand Bags Trunks Traveling Bags Suit Cases Silk Hose Gloves Toilet Articles Linens Dress Goods Neckwear Ribbons Stationery Blankets Comfortables. MEN'S A P D ACTICAL GIFT FURS WEAR GIFTS FOR HIM GLADDEN THE LITTLE ONE'S HEART Bring Them Up To Toy Land Pajamas Men's Silk Shirts Sox Neckwear Muffler Scarfs Handkerchiefs Suspenders Collars Underwear Belts Bath Robes Men's Sweaters Gloves Smoking Jackets Men's Hats Men's & Boys Caps Men's Wool Shirts •* SATURDAY * ONLY *DOLL SPECIAL* * 1-3 Off Marked * Prices * Entire Stock * A COMPLETE SHOWING ^ > TOYS—TOYS—TOYS \ Story Books, All Kinds Reading books of every kind. Horns, Drams, Dolls, Bicycles, Rocking Horses, Automobiles, Electrical Goods of every kind, Thermos Bottles, Baby Doll Buggies, Tea Sets, Play Suits, Guns, Game Sets, China, Glass and Crockery. Aluminum Ware—A very beauti ful stock to select from. Baskets of every kind. Pictures and Picture Frames, Serving Trays, Christmas Seals, Papers. Cards, Candle Sticks, Scrap Books, Flower Vases and Pots* Laundry Baskets. A complete stock of Christmas Novel ties. Every department of this Big, Busy Store ready to serve you. Stocks complete—Clerks po lite—Prices right—Don't delay—Shop here early. Other Popular PRICE COATS in a wide Range of Wanted Styles and Colors For Choice .oo 39 * * (FOUNTAIN'S THIRD FLOOR) —STYLE —QUALITY —VALUES —SERVICE 7 * * 9 ON THE BUSY CORNER Have A Sonora In Your Home Xmas Morning Hear All The New Records Talking Machine Dept.—3rd Floor. 1 t big- BUSY store It required 18 months to complete the enumeration work for the first de- j In 1920 the \ cennial census in 1790. Census Bureau plans to coipplete the I enumeration work for the entire coun_led try in from two to four weeks and] the population figures In less t s an three months from the date tiie enumeration work is completed. announce ■o 7 Shall the Government still live, o shall Bolshevist-poisoned labor union has disclosed the fact] more men in the United n women. ism succeed to command in this coun try's affairs? o Every < fegäay ■ * ' "'i v* . -? 1 , • . • % . >; - ■ jäkr.-; All of Mississippi stood up and took notice of the influenza epidemic last year because it claimed something Tuberculosis kill like 2,400 victims, upward of 8,000 and will continue to take greater tolls each year unless enough money is raised by the State Association to carry on the fight. Buy Red Cross Christmas Seals, and share the privilege of saving Uvea. -o BLANK FORMS—Rent. Share, an Lease Contracts; Abstract Blanks Notice of Protest; Promissory Notes Collateral Notes; Nurse* Records Posted Sign Cards, For Sal« «nd Fo Rent Sign Cards at The Daily Com monwealth Office. .-3 .. _ ^ , î It is doubted that inhumane treat O——r? » - a i Jggtfti Säs! jig -. '' ps • Thé Women Only Ask A Square Deal i Ratify the National Amendment giving women the ballot: The amendment reads: "Section 1. The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex. "Section 2. Congress shall have the power by appropriate legislation to enforce the provisions of this ar tide." Nineteen Stoles have ratified. The î ___at wà| beeomuvpait of to# constitution of the United States when a ox tuny by toe m . six States. It will come before the next session of the Mississippi Leg islature. foil suffrage to their women. In twenty-nine States women have pres dential suffrage. Mississippi women ask your sap port. i * Sfll Fifteen States have given Mias. Ratification Com. -—o The statistics gathered by the Cen sus Bureau in regard to farms ar used quite extensively by the Depart ment of Agriculanre in its work o aiding farmers. -©■ Why don't they take the risks and lend toe Prince of Wake to Ireland? il PW eould ktodly faQ to ef such a winning way 4 ? r Important Notice. If yon want The Daily Com monwealth, you must pay your subscription by the 1st of Jan uary. We are sending out state ments now and these bills must be paid or your paper will be stopped promptly. There will be no exceptions. News print is very scarce and all newspapers will have to save as much paper as possible. We are going to save our part by stopping all delin quents, so if yon want The Daily Commonwealth you must pay for it -o Obey that impulse and boy Red Cross Christmas seals. % GREENWOOD, -It BIG MEN AT POKER TABLE Correspondent of Saturday Evening Poet Writes of Games in Which Statesmen Figured. Mr. Cleveland was fond—not oven fond—of cards. He liked to play the noble game at, say, a dollar limit—* even once and a while for a little more —but not much more. And, as Dr. Norvin Green was wont to observe of Commodore Vanderbilt. "He held them exceeding close to his bosom." Mr. Whitney, secretary of the navy in bis first administration, equally rich and hospitable, had often "the road gang," as a certain group, mainly senators, was called, to dine, with the soiree to ed a to or of of to after-dinner or inevitable seance. I was, when in Washington, invited to these parties. At one of rhem I chauced to sit between the president and Senator Don Cameron. Mr. Carlisle, at the time speaker of the house—who handled his cards like a child and, as we all knew, couldn't play a little—was seated on the oppo site side of the table. After a while Mr. Cameron and 1 began bulling the game— I recall that the limit was $5—that is, raising and back-raising each other, and whoever else happened to be in, without much or any regard to the cards we held. It chanced on a deal that I picked op a pat flush ; Mr. Cleveland a pat full. The Pennsylvania senator and I .w »nt to the extreme, the president, of course, willing enough for us to play his hand for him. But the speaker of the house persistently stayed with us and kept on. We could not drive him out. When it came to a draw Senator Mr. Cleve But Mr. Car Cameron drew one card, land and I stood pat. lisle drew four cards. At length, after much banter and betting, it reached a showdown and, mirabile dictu, the speaker held four kings ! "Take the money, Carlisle ; take the money," exclaimed the president, ever I am president again you shall be secretary of the treasury, don't you make that four-card draw lt But too often." He was president again, and Mr. Carlisle was secretary of the treaa ury.—Saturday Evening Post. The Art of Reading. The printing press has helped liber alize and free the people from tyr Books and magazines and have done much to dis ly anny. newspapers seminate knowledge and bring infor mation into the homes of the people. They have promoted the art of read ing and stimulated the desire to read more. At the same time the very multi tude of books and periodicals has cul tivated a desultory method of read ing, a desire to skim over everything and digest little or nothing. Classic writings, the great books of history, biography and fiction have in a meas ure gone out of fashion. "Solid read as it is called, is not often in ing, dulged in, and the names of great writers, whose productions will live | a always, are unfamiliar to many of the present generation. The excuse is that we live in a very rapid age, and there is no time to read heavy literature. The reason is that most persons have lost their taste for history, for biography, for good reading. They have partaken of the froth for so long they have lost the taste for the substantial.—New York Herald. Dundee Honors Beatty. The Loekit Book of the burgesse« of the city and royal burgh of Dun dee, Scotland, was opened the other day, and to the names of high dis tinction alreauy Inscribed therein the was added, "in name of Earl Jîeatty recognition of his great services to the empire and in testimony of the high esteem entertained by the citi zens of Dundee for his distinguished achievements in the service of the Dundee received the distin state.' guished Admiral and Countess Beatty with all the exuberant enthusiasm of a city on the borders of the North sea, which was the theater of operations, as it was the battle ground of the grand fleet. Earl Beatty spoke of the rapidity and efficiency with which the ship-repairing resources of Scotland had been converted to the services of the fleet, and paid a tribute to the bravery of Scottish fishermen when acting as minesweepers. Music to Quell Mobs. There is an authentic story of a dangerous sedition in Lacedemonia having been quelled by music; and Boetius tells us of bands of rioters being dispersed on more than one occasion by the playing of the mu sician Damon when the troops and civic authorities had proven power less. Imagine today in case of a mob out break sending for a cellist or jazz outfit instead of calling out the na tional guard ; placing a battery of trombones at strategic points instead of a battery of machine guns. Yet. after all, it might not be such a bad Idea.—Chicago American. Seems Like Extravagance. Mrs. Styles—Is that a new silk hat you've got, Nicholas? Mr. Styles—Yes, my dear. "How much did It cost?" "Why, It was eight dollars, dear." "What! Eight dollars, and not a bird or a ribbon or a feather on it?" The Reason. "You don't seem inclined to embark on the sea of life in a matrimonial craft." "Not I; it is too much of a revenue cutter." -o In 1914, the year tne last manufac turers census was taken, there were 275,000 manufacturing establishments reported. The Census Bureaeu ex pects about 300,000 establshiments to be listed in 1920. -o Help this county get a permanen dentention camp for tuberculosis suf ferers by buying Red Cross Christ mas seals, sold at one cent each. Red -o Take The Da 11 * Commonwealth. y mm GREENWOOD, MlSä., DEG. Id. 19 Id. RELIEF IN TEARS Weeping off Real Value in the Life off Mankind. Provision of Nature to Relieve the G rief -Centers of Thslr Sensibility and Fit Nervous Organization to Endure Sorrow. German statesmen have shed tears over the hard terms of peace imposed upon them by the allie«. It would not be necessary tor one to be hopelessly cynical to be remind ed by this incident of the legendary tears of the crocodile; though indeed a sympathetic spirit might be inclined to rejoice In the spectacle of such weeping, for Germany's own good ; say ing with the poet: "She must weep, or she will die." There are few physical functions more familiar than the shedding of tears, and there is probably none more complex and Inscrutable; none more strangely mingling spirituality and science. From the material point of view tears are nothing but an excre tion of salt water from glands of the eyes. They consist normally of the purest of water with a small admixture of common salt, or chloride of sodium, such as exists In the blood. In some abnormal conditions of the body they contain other chemicals. „ Thus one suffering from poisoning with salts of antimony may shed tears contain ing that chemical, so that tears them selves are poisonous; and diabetic pa tients shed tears containing sngar. From another point of view tears are manifestations of emotion and al ways spring from the heart. That Is to say one does not weep because of the mental processes of the brain but because of the feelings of the heart. Even if the tears be hypocritical and summoned up for an Insincere purpose they are produced by the brain's work ing back to the heart and making an appeal to Its emotion. An eminent ac tor when asked how he was able to shed real tears at will replied that he did so by calling to remembrance his father who was dead and whom he greatly loved. It Is to be noticed, too, that the nervous excitation which results In tears is caused by grief, but not near ly so much by actual pain. "In the days before the use of anesthetics," says a great surgical authority, "I have had patients who were undergoing opera tions faint ; I have heard them cry out and scream until they made the by standers sick and pale, but rarely If ever have they shed tears." Again, it is observed that tears are of much value tq the life of mankind. That value is not merely in the fact that their flow gives relief, bnt still more in the indication that the grief centers are being reprieved of their sensibility and that the nervous organ ization is being fitted to endure sor row with fortitude. | a great authority, "the escape and free to is of extreme shock of it through recours« to tears; for, to quote the poet again, "She must weep or she will die."— New fork Herald. As a rule," says escape of tears relieves the heart and aaves the body the shock of grief." It is obviously well, then, that Ger many should weep. To say that. Is not to exult in her suffering, but rath er to rejoice In her relief from it. The suffering is Inevitable as fate. It Is well that she shall be saved from the Town Made Famous by Oysters. The oyster season at Colchester, England, was opened with quaint cere monies. The mayor and corporation traversed the fishery grounds in a dredger and the mayor made the first haul of oysters. The mayor and cor poration then consumed gin and gin ger-bread—a custom which has pre vailed since the fishery was first opened under royal charter In the reign of Richard I. A telegram ex pressing dutiful devotion was sent to the king at a luncheon afterwards on Peewit island. The early Saxons so appreciated the Colchester fishery that they took three oyster knives for their arms, and this device still forms the arms of the county of Essex. Colchester fishery lost all their con tinental customers during the war, but the British public consumed all that they could supply, most successful seasons, and were able to give 40,000 oysters to military hos pitals. to the of the the the of the The They had a and one mu and In the Earth's Interior. From the evidence available, R. D. Oldham traces three divisions in the earth's interior. The solid outer crust, with a thickness of % to 1 per cent of the radius (or 20 to 40 miles), has high permanent rigidity, but from un known causes has been subject to deformations, with displacements of as much as 10 miles vertically and 100 horizontally. The next section, about half the radius in thickness, has high rigidity for such stresses as tidal action with low rigidity for long-con tinued stress. The central nucleus has low rigidity. The conclusions re lating to the two inner divisions are drawn from records of earthquake waves. out jazz na of Yet. bad hat a A Green Clerk. "This lady Is looking for rugs. She says Axminster." "Pll ask him if I can find hlm, but Pm new around here."— Louisville Courlar- Journal. Their Kind. "Pop, what are fabricated vessels' 00 "I think they are the kind your Un cle Henry took his remarkable voy ages In. my ■o were ex to To judge from the utterances am activities of Dr. Nicholas Murray But 1er, he is of the opinion that another college president in the White House w«uld be an excellent thing. ■o The Daily Common wea 1 th's Jo Printing Department gives promp and satisfactory service. Send u your or ders. suf -o Do something worth-while! Buy Red Crois Christmas seals.