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GREENWOOD, M1SSISS!I'l l. SEPTEMBER 3, 1910.
PRESIDENT WILSON S RECORD.
Whether he knew it all b<J ' vU '>
learned some of it since he too... omet, wnttnci ri
came from books, adv.p, or ..'as uug out ol his
inner consciousness, the w sdom m U son 1 as
brought us progress and piospei t he p o, e
er SÄÄSÄnk de
posits S the united Stales increased "1 per cent;
our trade balance 227 per cent; agricultural ex
ports 44.1 per cent; manufactured exports 155 per
cent ; our farm lands are 12.7 per cent more valu
able; our industries have increased the value,of
their output over nine billion dollars or 41.2 per
cent, and carry on their pay roils 23.2 per cent
more employes. All this in the past lour years.
And it is not mainly the propserity of the first
two years of the Wilson administration because
in the past two years the wealth of the United
States has increased $41,000,000,000.
W 7 hen the Democrats point to an increase of
$9,400,000,000 in manufactured products let the
Republicans be careful about advancing the argu
ment that the munitions business has been large
and that what Democratic good times we have had
is war prosperity. The munitions exports have
been only 1 per cent of our manufactured prod
ucts, leaving the splendid total of an increase in
manufactured products, without including muni
tions, of $8,920,000,000.
The Federal Reserve Act stops panics, the Ru- '
ral Credits Act gives the farmer government back
ing, the Income Tax Law makes the rich pay their
fair share .of the expenses of the government
which protects them and their property, the fed
eral Trade Commission Act protects the public
and the business men, and the Clayton Act makes j
plain, certain and just, the obscure Sherman Anti-!
Trust Law. Then there are the Good Roads Law, i
the Smith-Lever Agricultural Education Act and
the Child Labor Act, whose ben fits are explained :
by their titles. And we now have legisla-1
tion as to labor disputes which will, it is hoped, !
remove the threat of the greatest strike of his
tory, and end the railroad trouble.
Constructive legislation of greater amount and
. value in three years and a half than the'Republi
can administration gave us in twenty years, pre- j
paredness, peace with foreign nations and pros
perity at home—that's the Wilson record, presi
dent Wilson has in his policies kept the ten com
mandments and observed the golden rule, at the
same time enabling his fellow citizens to accumu
late the Almighty Dollar honestly; he has estab- !
lished justice between the rich and the poor, in
spired more good, new laws than anybody ever
thought of before and has enforced existing laws
without fear or favor. !
THE LIFE WE LIVE.
This lite, my friends, is just the thing; one
day we weep, the next day we sing; today
we whoop, tomorrow we wail, which keeps
us all from going stale. And as our days and
years advance, we never know just what wiil
chance. Tomorrow's mysteries are hid, and-'Mie
is sitting on the lid, and what she has in her old J
chest can never be by mortal guessed. And that ■
j scNvhy this life's sublime, and why we have so
great a time. If we could in the future tread, if i
we could see a year ahead, and know just what '
the gods will send, the spice of life would have —
end. The unexpected is the stuff that makes this !
planet good enough. At morn you rise, de-!
pressed, and say," I fear 'twill be a lonesome day, 1
with none to bruse away my tei irs, or tie sonie I
tassels on my ears." And while you rise a I
mournful din, your aunt and seven kids blow in, i
with baggage packed in trunk and crate, to stay
six months, or maybe eight. 'Tis then that you 1
rear up and bless your native earth.—Walt Mason i
Dr. J. T. Dean, the intrepit and persistent >
good roads booster of North Carrollton, who some !
time ago secured a charter for t he Jefferson Davis !
Highway Association, has published the following ! V
notice: "Notice is hereby given that application J
is being made for the copyright, forTghw™ !
signs of the general public print, bust picture of |
Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederacy, for 1
the use of the Jefferson Davis Highway Associa- !
tion, domiciled at North Carrollton, Miss., under i
act of March 4, 1909, as amended respecting the !
copyright notice." The granting of this applica
Hon will perforce enjoin the people who are P push-1
Ing the highway paralleling the Illinois Central 1
Railroad Company's line, and passing through I
Durant, from calling their road the Jefferson 1 r
Davis Highway. The Jefferson Davis Highway 1
as advocated by Dr. Dean passes through Carrroll
ton and Lexington.—Advertiser.
Von Hindcrburg ha.s been appointed to the
highest military power in Germany. Some time
ago he was made commander-in-chief, but it must
have been a cause of friction between him and
Falkenhayn, who has hitherto been chief of the
ma* told us the other dav that we ha
food paper tor a town of this size.
■ our thanks, and he hesitated to inform
' he read his brother's paper. ^ _
business on which a newspaper is expected
fop free advertis
"One hundred million bushels of corn in 1917
to celebrate the one hundredth anniversary of
Mississippi," is the slogan adopted by the state
demonstration forces and corn club workers in
their fall campaign.
According to assistant state agent, C. A. Cobb,
the prospects are that the 1917 corn acreage will
be greatly increased and if properly selected seed
is piamed a one hundred million bushel crop can
easily lie realized. "With good seed," he contin
, "an increase in yield of from 3 to ö bushels
to the acre may be expected the first year.
In this connection Mr. Cobb is sending out the
following helpful suggestions on selecting seed
corn in the field this fall:
1 . The seed stalk should be from 8 to 10 feet
1. The base of the s alk should be large and
3 . The blades of the seed stalk should be
4 . The seed stalk should taper gently from
- " ><■ proli fi c v ar ; ties there should be at!
fullv deve ioped oars to each tassel,
^ , e d stalk should be well
Placed, onemt each side f the stalk, about four
Ut The seed ears should be borne upon short
«tout shanks four to five inches long that permit
u ' e eaih tu han £ do " n -
i !P ucb °. n *- be P aid °1 the Allies as an effort of the
Bulgarians to better their positions. It succeeded
: vvl *-T°ut much opposition and the Greeks loss
was the Buigars gain.
8 . The stalk from which seed ears are to be
selected should not occupy more than normal
room, should not stand at the end of skips nor at
the end of a row. Select a stalk that has fought
its way and won.
9. Every stalk in the vicinity of the seed
stalk should be well fruited. If barren or weak
staiks stand near a normal stalk, the ears from
the normal stalk will not be suitable for seed.
10. Be careful to select stalks that are free
from disease and that do not stand near diseased
11 . It will be noticed in going through the
field that those stalks that "lay by" last, or that
remain growing despite wet or dry spells, are the
ones that bear the heaviest ears. This persistent
quality is certainly to be desired.
12. Every seed ear should be snugly covered
bv the shuck.
The wise merchant advertises, and the pur
chaser who has his eyes open, goes into the store
which keeps in the limelight. A man can't be
a fraud if he keeps inviting new people into his
doorway. A cop might walk in and inspect his
It turns out that the Balkan drive wasn't so
^ ba * , e *' have a huge army ready to invade Hun
through Roumania, which ought to be an
j easier ' va y*
prompt remed T for the men lost in warfare?
. general in charge of Ireland has
seized thé plant of three newspapers in Tralee,
Ireland ' because they published articles "calcu
! lalcd to cause disaffection."
Maybe one reason why Russians have not
; been fightig so hard along their western line is
One day in a Paris hospital, according to press
reports, forty children were born, of whom 37
were males. Can it be that nature affords
For the first seven months of this year $617,
j 000,000 were spent for building projects in the
1 United States.
Last year the same period used
ony MG 6 , 000 , 000 .
. , a nce will send out 900,000,000 gallons of
" bne * rom her vineyards in 1916.
mucb as last year and ec l uabs the unusual output
J belore the wa
, Tbe Luffed States cruiser Memphis having
i be ^ n "'recked by a ground swell we suppose some
' war en thusiasts will want to declare war upon the
! ... --:
. . a 1C expelda Predict an acute shortage of
1 ,rei Kht cars this fall, but it ought not effect the
I I,as80ng<ir trave b Rough on hoboes, though,
i Yoi ' k newspapers have to pay $ 1,000
? dav to deliver their newspapers to their readers
1 111 the great tity - Our cost isn't quite so high,
This is twice as
hall River cotton mills are to distribute to
> ïainïï'R Sn third quarter $ 798 - 000
! 1 $ " 08 - 000 last year,
! T h,. U „u„, i, . ... .
! V r„m VtL i a * e startm tf t° open again, and the
J !• the ] and ha ve another chance to acquire
! " lo ™ ot education,
! <• *. , .
Lw he the myst ® nes of the Present day i
^ f h H? become of the P eople wb ° used to
1 1 ,nC War '
I q-n, v ■ • -j . ,
1 r J h Kaiser J; s saidto have distributed 430,000
1 fm "a™?^ W ° d ° n 1 kn ° W how many are listed
Germany is said to he preparing for war with
: Greece. We thought that she had enough of
them on her as it is now.
. A "y nava * 0X P c rt can tell you many things
winch the war game recently played has proven.
.So can we.
And now painted stockings are becoming fash
ionable for bathing beach
The way some church-goers look is enough
to keep the sinner out of the temple of the Lord.
A man with a single idea is a crank, while one
with no idea at all is often a successful politician!
Little Rumania is wallowing around in the
blood just like a small boy in a mud puddle.
' ftov" 'ry drouth you can hear the fa
and gully washer.
OUR NEW 1916 MODEL 14 LINOTYPE.
The Machine Which Makes It Possible For Us To
Print The Daily and Weekly Commonwealth.
TO THE PATRONS OF GREEN
The Schools of Greenwood will open
on Monday morning, Sept. 18th. The
Grammar School opening at 9 o'clock,
the High School opening at 10:30
o'clock, the Negro School opening at
Pupils who have made up work dur
ing the summer are requested to re
port Friday, Sept. 15th, for special
examination and classifications. We
would also be glad to have new pupils
who expect to enter our schools dur
ing this session to report at the same
time, in order that they may be clas
sified without any loss of time.
C. E. SAUNDERS, Supt.
SHOULD BE IN EVERY HOME.
Editor Daily Commonwealth:
I am a subscriber to "The Daily
Commonwealth" and expect to be as
long as I can get it.
This is a bright, clean, newsy paper,
and it should be in every home in
Greenwood and Leflore county.
For your information I wish to say,
I have just returned from my three
months' vacation on the coast, and
most of the time was spent in the
city of Gulfport, which is about the
same size as Greenwood, and while
there I was a subscriber to "The Daily
Herald," and the daily circulation was
about three thousand. Now, Green
wood is known far and near to be the
"Queen City of the Delta," and the
largest cotton receiving town in the
State; hence, your paper should have
a larger circulation than the Gulfport
paper within a short time, if our en
terprising citizens will do their duty.
Sept. 5, 1916.
T. P. PRICE,
PRESIDENT CHAS. A. WALKER
BUYS A 1917 CADILLAC.
The popular and efficient President
of the Big Bend Cooperage Company,
Mr. Chas. A. Walker, has just pur
chased of the Kimbrough Auto Com
pany a special four-passenger 1917
This car is the very latest
creation in a motor car, being up-to
date in every detail. The ear is close
coupled, and has the unique distinc
tion of being painted that unusual
gray color sometimes termed at "Lon
don Smoke," which in connection with
its swallow-like movements, has the
appearance of actually disappearing
into space after passing at a resona
ble distance from the spectator. This
is the first car of this type purchased
hundred pounds lighter than the Stan
dard Cadillac Touring car, and is gen
erally conceded to have the most
metrical lines of any of the 1917
duction in motor cars. The 1917
ial four-passenger Cadillac will be,
without doubt, the aristocrat of the
road for the 1917 season,
The car is several
'POSSUM AND TATERS.
'Possum and Tatars! Urn! Doesn't
that listen delightful? A rather pe
culiar thing happened in Greenwood
last night, something that has put the
mouth of every fellow in town whose
pleasure it has been to tase the sump
tuous dish above mentioned, to water
., ,, ,
a big, slick
opossum. Mr. Taylor called in the
assistance of Mr. Johnnie McCain, who T,
between them, captured the "eats"
, , , ' wie eais.
It has not been decided just who will
be called upon to furnish the pota
toes necessary for feast-to-be.
^ f *
"Spot" Taylor, connected with the
office force of the Avent Cotton Co.,
whose place of business is on the river
front, was quietly working in the of
fice of that company last night about
nine o'clock, when he heard
behind him. Investigation
that the intruder
a noise j
N EAR-ACCIDENT ON BRIDGE.
A collision yesterday morning be
tween an automobile and a wagon at
the northern approach to the river
bridge, resulting in a smashed wagon,
a pair of very frightened horses and
the endangerment of numerous per
sons upon the bridge and street.
Turning the corner rapidly, the car,
which was driven by a lady, is re
ported to have rmashed into the wag
on, and striking one of the horses. The
team dashed across the bridge with
the front axle and one wheel crushed
in still hanging to them. They
were fortunately checked as they
turned into Market street at Court
Square. The team belonged to the
River Front stables.
GREEKS MAY GO BACK TO FIGHT
Greenville, Miss., Sept. 4.
Greece declares war on Bulgaria, ev
ery Greek in this state will return
home and enter the army," said An
gelo Moncons, well known fruit deal
er of Greenville.
The leading Greeks of this part of
the state held a meeting in this city,
discussed the situation and decided
upon their plans, in the event of war
between Greece and Bulgaria. Among
those attending were Spiro George,
former resident of this city, but now
residing at Clarksdale; Mike Antonio,
Angelo Miscons and other prominent
men of this nation.
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