THE UNIVERSAL CAR
To the Motoring Public
! specialize on Vulcanizing Cord Tires.
Let me repair vour Casings while roads
ALL WORK GUARANTEED
E. K. MY RICK
Sabbath School—9:45 A. M.
Public Worship —11 A. M.
Evening Worship—7:30 P.
Subject of Sermon—"The Great De
Dr. Rennie will preach at both ser
vices. The public cordially invited.
at 11 o'clock.
We will be
THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH.
Prayer .with sermon,
Sunday School at 9:45.
î lad t. ee you in our
Music. Hearty Service. Cordial wel
come. Come. Yours truly,
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W. O. Hornbaker will preach
No service Sunday
All children urged to at
Christmas tree has been pre
Guild and Woman's Auxiliary of the
Episcopal Church will meet with Mrs.
B. L. Young the first Monday in Jan
United States Food Administration
License No. G. 146566.
THE RICHELIEU KIND
STEIN GROCERY COMPANY
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BATTERY ■ 1
Is your generator working
Are your smarting motor
brushes O. K?
Are your spark plugs clean?
Is solution at the proper level?
Is the charge too low?
Are the terminals tight or
Is the battery firmly wedged
or damped into place?
Drop in and see us and we'll give
you the answers in a few minutes.
It may save you a repair bill.
Greenweed Battery Co.
. Phone 6
219 Market St.
WHERE THE CHURCH SOCIETIES
WILL MEET MONDAY.
4 of the Presbyterian a
Woman s Auxiliary at 3 o'clock with
Mrs. Joseph Rennie.
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Mr and Mrs. J L. Gillespie left to - 1
day for Sardis and Memphis to spend
a few days with relatives and friends.
They will return home next Wednes
Mrs. Julius Leitner Mrs. Ferdinand
I n. er and Master Ben Thaiheimer, Jr.,
all of Pine Bluff, Ark., arrived yester
duv afternoon to be the guests of Mrs
uay aiteinoun to ue une guests oi oils.
es Ruby and Selma Steele will leave
tomorrow for Hot Springs, Ark., ac
>mpanied by Miss Selma McMillan,
Mr. and Mrs. John Steele and Miss
a graduate nurse of Kansas City.
Mr and Mrs. Leo Finke and little
Josephine are spending a
days with Mrs. Finke's sister at
Mr. Fred Little and little son, Tom, 1
are spending the holidays with Mr.
and Mrs. Thomas Little at Plainfield, '
By CLAUDE S. MOSS
App. Reg. U. S. Pat Off.
It Never Fails.
11. M. Klein tells me this is true,
Even though you be a winner;
The unexpected company comes,
When you've corn beef for dinner.
Tohn Bealle at times can t talk,
In a crowd or on a walk;
My advice to him during these hours
Is why not "Say It With Flowers!
Jacob Kantor never is stiff,
He always makes a hit;
And when he smiles he looks as if
He's very proud of it.
Bet On Him.
Maud Mueller on a summer's day,
Raked the meadows, sweet with
J. R. Rogers has it, "I guess
She raked to get a Yaka-Hula
The Shimmy Shake.
W. F. Sulzbacher saw two bathers
Down by the Yazoo breakers;—
He looked again and saw it was
Two shivering shimmy-shakers.
Sam Stern, we find, can lay on the
salve as well as the writer and as
a result we've placed him in the A-l
class. Sam said if you do not like
the present Greenwood weather you
She lives at
can go to Helen Boyle.
This letter was written by Ike
Stein to a valve firm in Memphis a
number of years ago. "Dear Sir: I
got the valve from you all rite, but
why for God's sake you don't send me
ve when she don t have no handle?
loses to me my customer, sure thing.
You don t treet me rite. Is my
What's the use of a val
muny not so good to you as the other
My customer buys his gro
ceries from me and he holler for wat- ;
er hellie. You no she is hot sum
flier now and the wind he no blow the
The valve she got no handle so .
what I goan do. If you don't send
the handle pretty quick I will order it
from some other firm. Good by.
Your friend.—Ike. i
P. S.—Since I write this I find the 1
dam handle in the box. Excuse me." ;
' Don't call a girl your candy kid,
Notice To S. S. Wood
Or you'll get stuck old or young;
/ nd don't call her your honey, or
You're certain to get strung.
F. A. Word has lots of fun,
Won't drink water in a sick spell;
In his family he's the only one
Who knows their cat is in the well.
Why, Of Course.
John Dar.tone never did fib,
This is a fact young fella;
Fair woman was once a mere rib
Here, she's the whole umbrella.
Flowers For Weaver.
C. M. Weaver ,you can see,
Werks very hard, by huple;
And it is right to say that he
Is one of your big, best people.
lere's to Garrard Barrett,
King of the med;
A good old soul
When all is said.
May his new discovery,
Do more than he claims,
Cure all the diseases,
And stop all the pains.
The person who takes the most m
, we learn is W. P.
Weaver. He is a jolly good fellow
and some wholesale grocer. We ask
ed him, did you have anything in your
garden this summer. "Oh yes," he re
plied, "several things."
Rocks and Leghorns.
terest in his
"Oh, plenty of Plymouth
Here is the truth upon this page,
And these four lines reveal it;
Local women hate to tell their age,
And A. Bernstein hates to feel it.
Take This From Me.
Truth may prevent but it won't pull,
When flattery would sway;
So Geo. Ammon use a little bull,
And you will win the day.
I always did say some men got their
hell in the next world. But Stewart t
McClosky, of the Ford Agency tells
me he knows a fellow here who ans
wered a matrimonial ad and grabbed
off a mail order wife, and didn't have
*o wait that long.
! Charitableness is one of the noted
qualities of Wm. Bond, and as a friend
of the poor and unfortunate, he will
always command a place of distinc
tion. He puts all his savings under
i his pillow every night as he wants his
friends to know he has enough money
; to retire or
- st-ii?. mi :ia~ iiy
r of Miss
ers of C - r,rc t':e i
I Mrs. Lee Simpson was in the city
yesterday from Archula plantation
visiting friends and shopping.
DEACONS HAD UST LAUGH |
Good Story of How Boston Merchant
Furnished New Haven Church
With Baptismal Service.
.In one of the older churches of New i
Haven there is a very quaint and beau- t
tiful baptismal service set of silvei
and no less .quaint is the tale of hou
the old church came by the same.
It was during the year that York
town fell that the trustees of the ;
church decided that the frame build j
ing must have repairs and sent to Bos- !
ton for six kegs of nails. In course of j
time the kegs arrived on one of the ;
huge and slow-moving freight wagons i
of the day and were duly delivered to j
Nails in those dayjs were scarce and ;
expensive, each one being the hand- j
work of a blacksmith, and, as a conse 1
quence of the methods followed ixi j
their manufacture, the smiths usually 1 , j
turning out 100 or so on days when !
they had nothing else In particular to j
engage their attention, they were apt :
to he very irregular in size and de- j
gree of perfection. The delight of the |
chief carpenter was, therefore, great j
when, knocking in the head of one I
keg, he found the nails of remarkably
uniform size and indicating the best !
workmanship and material.
"Ye were in luck, deacon," he re
marked to one of the trustees who had
been present to receipt for the six
kegs, "for these be Spanish nails, made ;
at Toledo. Belike they were taken j
from some Spanish ship by a sea j
rover." He began to beat, in the head
of another keg and uttered an excla
mation of astonishment.
"These ben't nails, deacon !" he
gasped, his eyes staring.
They were not. The keg was full to
the brim of Spanish silver dollars.
"So I see. Master Thomas," the
deacon remarked quietly. "Suppose
you head up that keg again, and I will
call a meeting of the trustees to dis
cuss this matter. We must write to
the merchant of Boston concerning it."
The meeting of the. trustees was ,
duly held that very day, and long and
•guinents that took
What was the proper coursé j
Should they sim
earnest were ttie
for them to follow?
ply write the Boston merchant that !
one of the kegs had been found to he
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obvious that the Boston merchant had
obtained the keg in some unusual man
ner ami it was a logical assumption a
that he had paid for it on a nail-value i
full of silver dollars? The church was
poor and the deacons were Connect!- i
It was most !
; basis, as he had sold it.
Ihen uprose one who might have i
done mighty tiling* in finance had he
. > ivt>d « century and a half later.
I "Let us write," he said, "to this mer- |
j chant of Boston town simply the facts
that there was an error in shipment."
An( j so they
i In time came the merchant's reply, a
1 He had bought the kegs from a pri
; va teersman ; that they were sold as
bought and "that no mistakes could be
And there is no doubt that the dea
j cons chuckled somewhat dryly as they
! ordered the silver dollars of Spain
! melted down ànd cast into that service
I which can today be pointed out to the
youth of New Haven as an example of
of. well, something.
Mark Twain's Imagination.
Mark Twain had such a vivid im
ugination, such a brain for embroid
I ery, that it was a difficult task for him !
to tell a straight story just as it hap
pened—he could make up one that j
was so much better.
We all know
that Albert Bigelow Paine, working on
the Mark Twain "Life
matenal that Mark
talks with men still living who knew
the facts, simply proved that the tales
were not so. And Mark Twain was
no liar. He had a glorious, an almost
superhuman, imagination. As he ap
I proaehed threescore and ten he said,
I as quoted in the "Life," "When I was
; necessary to discard much of the au
younger I could remember anything,
whether it happened or not ; but I
ant getting old. and soon I shall re
member only the hitter."
Should Wifey Tell All?
"Should a woman tell her husband
everything?" asks a New York news
paper. No—hold on—let's not get in
to an argument over this tiling—when
did an argument convince anybody .
of anything of importance? Let's
just reflect that if a woman fails to
f 0 miss a lot of news that never gets
into the newspapers,
tell her husband everything he is likely
And if men
should fail to tell their wives pretty
much everything they dare tell, the
wives would miss a lot of gossip-ma
terial. And if both adopt a policy of
reserve domestic conversation may lag
a lot unless one or the other thinks
of the happy expedient of using topics
of personal importance for conversa
tional purposes. Yes—this is a b!g
subject. Go ahead—talk about it for
a week if you like.
Wanted to Know.
Roomer—I'd like to know who is
using my ink?
Landlady—Probahly no one. Don't
you know that ink evaporates quite
Roomer—And how «hont my station
t ery? Does that evaporate, too?—Bos
"We'd better not stay here,
go to some other cafe."
"What's the matter?"
"I don't think we'll ever get our d'n
I've just discovered that our
waiter Is the one that I forgot to tip
the last time I was in here."
Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Buff aloe, Sr,
and daughter, Miss Julia, of Oxford,
are the guests of Dr. and Mrs. S. L.
Raines and Mr. and Mrs. Sherwood
Mr. and Mrs.W. C. Davis, who have ]
been visiting in Birmingham, Ala., for
twoweeks are expected home today.
f, Mrs. 'T. M.
sey Cow. Phone
^theatre* Thur. Jan. 1st
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100 per cent, cast of New York Players. Special Orchestra carried by
the Company. Entrancing Ensemble of Gorgeous Girls Bewitchingly
Tuneful and Joyously Different is the only way to describe Mr. Ham
SEATS ON SALE MONDAY, DEG. 29. Mail Ord rs Received Now
Prices: 83c, $1.10, $1.65 $2.20.
UNDOUBTEDLY THE BEST SHOW OF THE SEASON.
GRAY MUSTIN WEDDING
Miss Myrtice Gray of Greenwood,
an( j Mr. B. E. Mustin, of Minter City,
a lovely spring
shoes and accessories in harmony. She
were married last night at the home
of Dr. W. C. Tyree, pastor of the
Baptist Church at six o'clock.
The bride was attired in a hand
tricotine dress and wore
hat of brown with
i ovec | by scores of friends in Green
wooc j anc j Oxford, where she formerly
the Minter City Oil Works and has re
sided there for several years. He is
charming and pretty girl and is
Mr. Mustin holds a position with
a splendid young business man and is
we n an d favorably known in Green
After the ceremony Mr. and Mrs.
Mustin left for Minter City, where
they will be at home to their friends
and where the bride groom had fur
nished a home for his bride.
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Many Gifts Received
The Superintendent and nurses of
the King's Daughters Hospital were j
the recipients of many beautiful gifts ,
Christmas, from the citizens of Green- ;
wood. They desire especially to thank
the Board of Control, Mrs. J L. Gille
sp i e , Mrs. C. E. Wright, Mrs. J, D. j
Gwin, King's Circle, Doctors J. P.
Kennedy, Mathews, Dickins, Barks
dale, Mr. Peltz, Mr. J. B. Wilson, Mr.
duc d u m
Curry Bell, Mr. Robert Pillow, Me
j ' '_
Intyre Drug Store, Barretts Drug
Store, Mrs. Elizabeth Morten, Miss
Sadie Taylor and all others who so
kindly remembered them,
included, flowers, fruit and candy and
many special presents which we great
Signed: Miss M. S. Sheil and Pupil
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: GREENWOOD !
First Run Photoplays Continu
3 TO 11
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 27th.
BIG DOUBLE BILL
Thomas H. Ince Presents
The Egg Crate Wal
In his left he packs a kick like a
mule; his right seems swathed witl
a horse shoe...It's a wonderful story
of the prize ring where strong men
battle for money, famé, and love.
Mack Ser.net Presents His Comedy
Uncle Tom Without
COMING — NEW YEARS DAY
MATINEE and NIGHT
Don't you think your wife will consider you a thought
ful man if you are considerate enough to consider for
her one of our
Oil •. coking Stoves
We have them in one, two, three or four burner styles.
Gallon oil tanks. Cleanly operating burners. Easy to
operate, easy to clean and give no trouble.
LET US DEMONSTRATE ONE.
I. D. Lanham
Real Mental Discipline,
A mind is disciplined, not by rea
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son of the quantity of related or un
related matte r that has been displayed
before it, or crammed into it, but when
it lias learned to confront, the difficult
with intrepidity, relying upon methods
of attack which it knows it can use t
with dexterity and precision because 1
it lias been using them right alon
and which are in the available kit of 1
tools just as the carpenter's saw and
chisel lie in his chest sharp and ready
for the grip of Iiis» hand. Mental dis- j
cipline is a matter of the quality of
instruction, and 'the quality of tlie
mental application demanded by the
instructor, rather than of the quan
tity of subjects presented. Hence a
few proper subjeets in qualified hands
ire enough to make a start with.—
A. G. Keiler in The Review.
In No Hurry.
A boy was leaning against a post
when a man came by.
"What are you doing
"Nothing!" was the answer.
"Get any pay for it?"
"Why don't you work? I can offer
you a job."
"Regular?" asked the boy.
said the men—"not for the
first week, but the second week I'd i
' rPT.Hoi v ««t- n
\\ ell, replied the boy, 'In. all
right here, so-I'll come round 'he sec- ;
ond week !"
A Philosoph er.
I confess I have a soft place in ray
heart for that 'rare character who t*
content with the world as he finds It
and who does not attempt to appropri- !
ate an> more qfrH to hhnseif than he
absolute!" is*from day to day.
-nows fro. f he beginning that the ;
world coul get on without him and 1
he has never had any anxiety to leave
any result behind him, any legacy
for the world to quarrel over. He is
really an exotic and his life is per-
pet Rally misunderstood by hi® neigh-
ors he< ause he shares none of their
nxh-fy Mhout "getting on in life."
hur'es Dudley Warner.
FOR RENT—Two rooms, one fur
nished and one unfurnished. Phone
FOR SALE—Five room house in
rth Greenwood. Also new fireless
cooker Oil Stove and Ice Box. Ad
dress H. M. Lowe, Lexington, Miss.
State of Mississippi
To Dave Chism:
You are hereby commanded to ap
pear before the Chancery Court of
the County of Leflore to be held
the fourth Monday in March A. D.
suit of Maggie
you are defendant.
Given under my hand and official
cal this 25th day of December, 1919.
A. R. BEW, Clerk.
t 1920 to defend the
1 J},i sni wherein
work at night from 7 to 11
WANTED—Young lady cashier t
FOR SALE—Twq modern
room residences in good repair, with
vacant lot between, located convenient
to business center. All for $10,000.
Phone Mrs. B. L. Franklin, No. 863.
FOR SALE—Three White Angora
Greenwood Camp No. 560
Woodmen of the World. Special
Meeting to be held Wednesday
night, January 7th, 1920,
vidson's Hall at which mev
an explanation of the new chxr
ges in the by-laws wiR laade.
You are requested to be present
i y ou w j|j something if you
d*not get there. 7:30 F. M. Da
r .« • tj 11
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Income Tax Returns.
! In connection with the filing of Fed-
eral Income Tax Returns for 1919,
i beg to announce that I will be ii
Greenwood for a limited period afte
the First of January in order to as
sist in the preparation of these forms.
Those who are interested in having
work of this kind done are respect
fully invited to address communica
tions to me at Room 548, Mutual Life
Building, 34 Nassau Street, New
York, N. Y.
L. T. McShane,
Formerly with Internal Dev. Dept, a
Washington, D. C.
Take The Daily Commonwealth.
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