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Æ DAILY COMMONWEALTH.
J. L. GILLESPIE, Editor and Publisher. FTERNOÖN ASSOCIATED PRESS SERVICE. TELEPHONE NO. 33. Office 207 Market Street. :: Commonwealth Building. — Entered at Greenwood postoffice as second-class matter, Society Editress. City Editor and Solicitor. - - Office Foreman. • - y Mrs. J. L. Gillespie, J. B. Human, Michael Busam, B. B. Barnes, Shelby 0. Tanner R G. Harris, Linotype Operator. — I , NEW KATE ON CANNED GOODS POSTPONED UNTIL DECEMBER ;J0. Pressman. Circulation Manager. SUBSCRIPTION BATES (By Mail or Carrier) $6.00 a Year. 50 Cents a .Month. Single Copy 5 Cents. 15 Cents a Week. ADVERTISING RATES ON REQUEST. GREENWOOD, MISS., SEPTEMBER 7, 1916. - I 1 : Some time since the transcontinental railroads raised their rates on canned goods from the Pa >ific coast to all points east of the Mississippi iver under authority of the Interstate Commerce knpmission, to be effective Sept. 1st, 1916. This ÄtJse 'in rates on these commodities just about wiped out all the profit of the jobbers, w'ho had ! contracted for their supply early in the spring and had sold ahead on the basis of the freight rates then in effect. At the suggestion of the Greenwood jobbers, the secretary of the Greenwood Business League took the matter up with the Interstate Commerce Commission July 17th, asking that the advances be suspended, if not permanently, at least till Jan uary 1st. 1917, to enable jobbers to make deliver ies of sales already made on basis of old rates. Vll the commercial associations and jobbers as ociations similarly affected took action along the irae lines. The Commission at first refused to k© action. Subsequently the joint request of » those affected induced the Commission to open and hear argument, which was set for Aug. 14th, with the result that after a full hearing the rate increases proposed, to become effective Sept. 1st, 1916, were suspended until the 30th day of Dec ember, 1916, copy of the suspension order being received by the Business League and our jobbers September 1st. This will enable the jobbers to nake delivery of all this season's pack and con râcts without the loss impending under the pro osed advances. is EVIDENCES OF APPRECIATION. The Daily Commonwealth is receiving so many ndsome compliments from its large and rapidly reasing list of subscribers, and from the breth of the press, that the editor and his splendid s of assistants are feeling mighty good—re llsss of the vast amount of hard work they are ng to undergo in the strenuous daily grind of ng out a paper which seems to be satisfactory patrons. We highly appreciate the interest riends are manifesting in behalf of the fOOD MUST HAVE A WHITE WAY. enwood must have a White Way, and the The better. Every city of any consequence of a magnificent White Way, and why the real "Queen City of the Delta" lag in this progressive movement? Nothing, i good daily paper like The Commonwealth, r so much attention to a town or city Treat White Way—and Greenwood is go ave one. It's only a question of a short hen why not now ? as ent CJarksdale news item to one of our banges mentions the fact that a half mil es' wohth of improvements had been hat town within the past four months ! thing to talk about. It's no unusual or that amount of money to be expend nwood improvements in a month. oc s will be first-class in Greenwood this nter, and our progressive marchants tods in both quality and quantity to most exacting customer, and their all times as reasonable as the same can be bought anywhere. Come and l yield is not more than half what the Delta section July 1st, but the s the staple is commanding will ■od the shortage of the crop. And are likely to go a great deal higher dvances. ■apers seem to make a special ef S'whatever salacious stories they some people seem to like to read n has secured fifty-one of the sixty seized by Portugal. Now we know y Portugal wanted the ships. funny, but newspaper reporters scoop the people of Bulgaria going to do to their king. fn i!l lt +l dra i! Va i °i- the troops from Mexico J to .J ! 16 best thin & to be done. Tiza will look after the border line! "" BT) Preciate advertising. They jobs. They get ■dvertise. "ipy, some are con hters have a diffi refer. York and they let your house on Maybe up arm near Tarry a hay wagon by ood for tha (fellow a»mphe cohgen EDISON FOR WILSON. Not since the Civil War, says Thomas A. Edi son. the great American inventor, has any cam paign made such a demand on patriotism. It is for partisanship, he argues. He says that — he is for Wilson, fiat he was for Roosevelt be cause of Ins experience and Americanism, "but iciiine-controiied repu! l eans would not have no ths him.' The reason this distinguished scientist gives i^r supporting oodrow "More than any other president in my memory. Woodrow Wilson has been faced by a successior — of tremendous problems, any one of which, decid ed the wrong way, would have had disastrous consequences. Wilson's decisions so far have I caused no trouble, nor are they likely to. He has given us peace with honor. Hughes' talk about , the United States being despised is nonsense. Neutrality is a mighty tr.'ing policy, but back of it are international law, the rights of humanity Wilson are notable land the future of civilization." I Thomas F. Bayard declared many years ago that American president d elections are decided by the independent vote. On account of there be ing no progressive presidential candidate this election the independent r ote will be unusually large. It can be confider My anticipated that the majority of the independents, including the pro ! gressives, will vote for Woodrow Wilson because of reasons similar to those advances by Mr. Edison, WHY WE STAY BOOR. We throw away water and buy whiskey. We raise rats and buy corn. We throw away ashes and buy soap. We raise hickory bark and buy rope. We raise dogs and buy hogs. We raise wood and buy coal. We raise ticks and buy beef. We raise weeds and buy vegetables. We raise molasses and buy sugar. We raise hookworms and flies to kill people. We raise cottonseed to kill our hogs. We build school houses but send our children abroad to school. We send our boys out to hunt with a $40 gun and a $20 dog after 10 cents' worth of game, and then cry hard times. Do you understand ? of ty He had Yes, yes, it's quite true. Some one is sure to be elected, but just now each one insists that he is the particular some one. Any failure can tell you why he did not make good, but the successful man can't tell him why he made good. Most any ball team is ready to admit that the spring prophecy of its manager was just a bit optimistic. The vanity of some people is equaled only by their vanity, and you can always spot them in any crowd. Many a man divides his life into two parts as far as his wife is concerned ! Before and After Marriage. A bee is a mighty little thing, but it can make the laziest man in this town hump along at a live ly gait. Occasionally, however, the roar of our politi cal candidates is heard above that of the battle front. If you like this paper subscription money makes the loudest noise in the way of applause. A maid with a mind is one of a kind that keeps her steady s nose to the grind. Yes, it's original. Brains and energy make a splendid team, but in single harness neither is worth a hot dog. Did you ever know that Russia never tells of a crushing defeat to Gen. Brusiloff's army? It there are any nations that are not fighting there is still room for another splash or two. The motto of , some people is never iu advice when they have a chance to give it. they have a chance to give it. The merchants and farmers, at east a v Yv feat until after the ballots are counted. ■ Scientists insist that tightening a man's belt will prevent hunger. Here Worry causes wrinkles, say the men; wrinkles cause worry, say the women. goes ! Ihe Allies are buying, so the papers say, 1,200 horses a week at East St. Louis Weighing your words is ail right, provided they are worth weighing. provide« Most any defeated candidate many votes he expected. You can't understand why a complaint is made, until you make it. p,aini 18 Some boys grow to be right good little in spite of their parents. Worldly Advice: Put a crimp in your grouch and them lose them both. your grouch can tell you how fellows, An excellent method of getting rid of is not to admit him. g * a bore Wi ' h y ° Um ' lf ' but M* and Italy. Success seldom clings to the chronic grouch. coat tails of the Campaign issues, we not campaigns. S^khi, nC doubt, there v " ade for r f f ■% . *>*&•. ■ .*% W. • S' y y. « . ' < I A- * I * * :'s » * .* r*j A it w* ... gplj i 6 '. .11 m m Ä » 4 y if ?! i - & jfc mm * * i W i ■ ><■ Si* mt I l The pure bred Hereford, Shorthori, Angus, Jereey, Ayreehlre and Holeteln roam Mlsalesippl paeturee at present in place of the ecruba of only a few year« hence. The abo\e Holeteln herd la on a North Mia aieelppi dairy farm. Where One Can Be Grovn Successfully There Is No Reason Why Many More Should Not Be Produced The winning of a championship Mississippi is matter of pride for Mississippians and tnere are probablj few persons within the border of ou State who were not proud to knoV that the grand champion Hera ford bull, which was the marvel the International Live Stock Show held at Chicago in 1913, was a Missis sippi product. The bull "Point Comfort" the Four teenth, was raised in Hinds Countjr, Mississippi, belonging to LaVernett Stock Farm, and is a living example of what might be done in every coun ty in the State by scientific breeding. This animal at the great International Show came in competition with the very best specimens of beef stock from all sections of the New World. He was a distinct surprise to the Northern exhibitors by whom Missis sippi had never been looked to for pos sible competition, but after the judges had carefully examined the merits of each animal there was nothing left for them to do but award the champion ship of the Western Hemisphere to "Point Comfort," who wore his blue ribbon with prideful mien as though aware of the fact that he was adding unguessed laurels to his native State. Gained with tills championship was official recognition of the fact ttiat Mississippi and the South can produce the best beef animals to be found in the world, despite a mistaken Impres sion long existant and widely spread, that their country is not adapted to the production of the heavy beef breeds. This award, heralded to all parts of the earth by the wide-awake press, has been worth millions of dol lars to the people of the South by way of exploding a false impression and exploiting one of the most profitable resources of this section. By It the at tention of live stock men everywhere lias been called to the fact that Mis sissippi offers unequsled advantage*! for the production of the very best An unawakqning also to our own people, many of whom thus became alive for the first time to the undis puted fact that this State offors ev ery advantage for the development of the live stock industry along broad and liberal lines, and that a sensible diversification of our products, will necessarily be based upon liv<* stock as a foundation. What one man had done may well be done by othoss who Dojpess sufficient initiative to seize tfieir opportunity. Willie every man might not be able to produce a grand champion, certain it is that tie small est farmer may grow as goot* a beef animal as the world produces and may command as high a price for this product as If it lmd been raised on a ten thousand acre ranch. A campaign which has been per sistently and consistently carried on throughout tills State during the past ten years has resulted not only in many Mississippi winners being shown In the prize ring, but has developed at a wonderful rale the Industry of helping to furnish animal food to supply the teeming millions of human beings throughout the world- Where but a few years ago only an occasion al car of live stock was shipped from this State, It is a noteworthy fact that several train loads of cattle and hogs are now sent to outside markets each week, while the one large packing Tennessee's Centennial seme twenty years ago paved the way for improve ment In that State that was worth millions of dollars to its citizens. Ask the man from Tennessee and profit by ills experience. The Mississippi Cen tennial Exposition can do si much for our State. This Is our own birthda/ party and wo must show to the outside world thrtt our great State Is vieil able bcql her own In competition with the IcsiLpf them. to COTTON HOUSE SHINGLES. SpeciaTprices on Cypress Shin gles, suitable for cot-on houses and cabins. Also best grades at reasonable prices. Phone Itta Bena Exchange 14-6 rings. 0. G. NICHOLS, Sw lftown, Mias. i. plant in the State it kept running full time with ample room for the estab lishment of other like enterprises. Among the many agencies actively engaged in this campaign of live stock for at 1 ' \ education, and by far one of the most of : potent factors, has been an intelligent and energetic citizenship which has eagerly seized upon and made the most of its opportunities. A lion's share of the credit for the'remarkable > i forwardness shown In such lines must truthfully be accorded to the various State and county fairs which have been held throughout the State. With po tential aim they have brought all the State's best possibilities and lined them up in full force where the wise man might see and grasp the benefits and where even the lightest skeptic must give way to the powerful argu ment of his own vision. This campaign Is only in its infancy. There is still much to be done. The Mississippi Centennial Exposition of fers at the present time the best means of continuing the work and bringing it to the climax to be most de sired. Here the progress of the cen tury can be shown and the doubter given an inspiration that will urge him to an effort to at least equal what has been accomplished by his more enter prising neighbor. Here in sight of the very best is every department, where merit meets with merit and excellence is to be found on every side; the very pride of statehood must fire a man to competitive effort, and it does not seem that in all Mississippi there would be a man with soul so close to earth that he would not feel a sacred duty to give his own best effort to add fresh honors to this century-old commonwealth which has crowned with glory herself and him! An invitation is cordially extended to every nook and corner of the earth | take advantage of this splendid op portunity offered to participate in the unparalleled benefits that will come to those who will visit this Exposi tion. The table is luxuriously spread for the feast and the invitation is spoken for all to come! But to the man, women and children of Missis sippi, it is meet to further say YOU CANNOT AFFORD TO STAY AWAY! CANNOT AFFORD TO STAY AWAY! of will had a on in of to CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION A STRONG EDUCATIONAL FACTOR One of the strongest drawing cards for any large exposition is always its educational possibilities. With the Mississippi Centennial these possibil ities have doubled in value since it is the means by which Mississippians will be placed for the first time in full touch with the limitless promises of their own State, while outsiders will stand amazed as at sight of a sew world. Here in «rery department will he found the highest perfection yet at tained in America—agricultural, me chanical, artistic, domestic, ingenui ties, stock, poultry, everything worth while. The best manufacturers, from all the world over will bring their fin est products here to be admired and emulated. For the young people and many of the old there will be a liberal educa tion in the sight of countless things before undreamed of. Electrical and mechanical contrivances and new farm Implements will be inspiration for newer and better Inventions. The Mississippi Centennial will be the advance guard for a great wave of prosperity in the 8tate and the remot est community can secure a liberal •hare Of this prosperity if proper ef fort is put forth. Good roadi, good echools, good churches, good homes and far better local conditions are brought about by an intelligent population and the trie values for raising revenue for improve ment along all lines. The Centennial offers unexcelled opportunities NOTICE. Two Store Houses For Rent. The buildings occupied by B. H. Brown and City Tailoring Company, 213 and 219 West Market Street, will be vacant on September 1st, and pos ■enlon given to tenant on that date. • If intonated, ne O. L. KIMBROUGH. -0 > . P' FURNITURE . •j- s>4>4 > 4 > ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ ♦♦♦♦♦♦*• <■ See the Handsom Display of Beautifii Rugs in Our Win dow. We Alse Ha« One of the Prettiel Suits of Furniture (f Display That Y<f Ever Saw. - - I II f l •>• *:• •> *:• > *:• ❖ •> ♦♦♦♦♦♦+♦ •> * 1 Wilson Furnitu COMPANY / h — «rar r he One Great El < Well Worth Your 1 /j MISSISSIPI STATE FAI " v Jackson, Miss., October 23 tc ( Bigger and Better Than Ever Replete With New and Original F< The State's Greatest Agricultu Largest Live Stock Exhibits in the So Hundreds of Splendid Free Attrac Official Exhibits by Juvenile A Fine Racing Program for Rich Pur Premium Lists Larger Than Ev A Series of Notable i The Timekeeper of Mississipp » ( REDUCED RATES ON ALL R (ui ■Sa ! H wm ,64 \;l w > mylhoi Prompt atte en ailing stock so that farm work Bell Telephone Service on the to get the veterinary quickly. It also keeps you in touch your neighbors. / If there is no telephone day for our Free Booklet. |i Address: m w on I *v Farmers* Line Depar CUMBERLAND TELEP1 & TELEGRAPH COMP ■NeeRPONATKO I BOX 171, WHjIONA, B. M. JAC h Greenwood, Mi INTERIOR DEGOMTIt UNO PIPER HI ni: Canvas Decoratio estimates rum 407 Wi ..A <■; - tv' -