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THE DAILY COMMONWEALTH.
J. L. GILLESPIE, Editor and Publisher. AFTERNOON ASSOCIATED PRESS SERVICE. UNION ASSOCIATED PRESS SERVICE. Entered at t.reenwood postoffice as second-class matter, $6.00 a Year, TELEPHONE NO. 33. Commonwealth building Ofi.ce 207 Market Street. Society Editress City Editor and Solicitor Office Foreman Linotype Operator ... Pressman. - Office Boy M.,.#J. L. Gillespie, J. B. ilaman, Michael Busam, B. B. Barnes, Shelby O. Tanner William Cooper - SUBSCRIPTION RATF.S (By Mail or Carrier) 15 Cents a Week. 50 Cents a Month. Single Copy 5 Cents. ADVERTISING RATES ON REQUEST. GREENWOOD, MISS., OCTOBER 13, 1916. INTEREST IN THE BALKIN'S. During the past week two reports have come from the borders of Roumariia, both of which are of interest to the student of the war. In the first place, the Germans claim a victory over tiie Roumanian army north of lied Tower Fass in an invasion of Transylvania. By a rapid flank move von r aiker.hayn cut off this army, and captured the major portion of its supplies, although the bulk of the men succeeded in breaking through the opposing lines. On the other side of the Roumanian frontier, facing Bulgaria, we remember the march of the Central powers along the Dobrudja district. This second report concerns the crossing of the Danube by a Roumanian army in the rear of Mackensen, and between the fortresses captured by the invading army. Whether this will prove a really strong column or not is as yet unknown, but the reports are conflicting. Along the eastern and western fronts there has been nothing of importance although in gen eral the Allies made slight gains in the west and both sides alternated with gains along the huge eastern battle line. Macedonia is still quiet as is also the Italian-Austrian front. Turkey re ports minor victories over the Russians but there is no importance attached to them. NO FLOOD FOR GERMANY. For the benefit of those nervous persons who are believing that the Germans are busily engag ed in storing up cheap products with which to flood the American markets as soon as war is ended we wish to call attention to the Clothes Ra tioning Order which went into effect over there last June. The avowed purpose is to economize in the use * of wool and cotton because of their very scarcity. Permits must be secured before an individual can buy a suit and he who secures this permit has to give exhaustive information about his wardrobe. Young couples are advised not to furnish their houses completely. Another interesting statement bearing on this Subject comes from a director of the North Ger man Steamship company, who declares that "whatever stocks of manufactured articles may have been on hand at the outbreak of the have been utilized," and that no replenishment has been possible. After the war, he says, all "Europe will be calling for raw materials to place exhausted stocks." So that it war re So you can see that it takes a rather vivid imagination to suppose that persons under such a stress are able to make, and fill warehouses with, manufactured articles to dump in foreign countries. "RED WAGONITIS.' The circus came into the town, the elephants marched up and down, a trunk before, a tail be hind, until one had to put one's mind upon the beast and give close heed to know which end of it to feed. The Queen of Beauty sat her throne in golden gloly all her own, the dromedaries nod ded past, the giraffes held their heads up high, the behemoth of holy writ in his cage, thought he was it, the clowns went gaily joshing past, and the toot-tooter came at last. And I, who said I ne er would go again to any circus show, grabbed a small kid tor an excuse and chased the band to beat the deuce.—Judd Mortimer Lewis, Its suspected it will take more than a decision of the District of Columbia , ,, supreme court to make ad railroads tell the Interstate Commerce Commission how much they have contributed to political campaign funds. H 1 cnnsylvania had equal suffrage, its health commissioner might have thought twice before springing his germ warning against opening let ters at the breakfast table with a knife or a fork. It's hardly possible that everyday woman of the west will not be favorably impressed by that special train de luxe, carrying a corps of fashion plate spellbinders. Did you know—that Emperior Lidj Jeassu of r h M 1-? P °l ed of Ouizero-Zeoditu, daughter of MeneJik, the dead king, under the title impress ? Carranza having abolished the office of vice president because it was useless and a cause of discord, we wonder what Thomas R. Marshall has to say. Isn t it a joke how some couples match up, you say to your wife, and some other pair are at the same time asking what you two saw in each other. are As an act of war Great Britain has liquidated the businesses of more than 300 firms owned by Germans, whose business ran into millions each year. D „ a Tb / reS of, a muchness in the percent age of prominent shifters in every Presidential scrap. „„ "JT "There', mueh to be odd .SÄÄJta' > ' he prcfera to nr or STOP MY PAPER. We received a notice from the postmaster at Rogers to discontinue the Pod to a wealthy citi zen. We have given this man and his family a number of nice notices in the columns of this pa per, and some of them were so well written that they appeared not only in the dailies of this state, but were even copied by the New York dailies. A son won high honors at college—we wrote him up in our best style; another member of the family married—we published a column writeup of thé wedding ; two of the family had been in the hos pital—-each got a consoling notice from the Pod. If they had undertaken to buy all this with money they would have failed. It cost money to put the notices in type, and money to buy the paper to print them on. For this expenditure of money receive a discourteous notice, on his part, from the postmaster to discontinue his paper. Under the circumstances, had he been as good as he thinks himseli to be, he would have written and asked the amount he was in arrearage and would have sent the little 30 cents he owed on the paper, along with a courteous request to discontinue it. The trouble with these people is that they have 3ome money, and a little of the education .that money can buy, and they think that they are bet ter than other people, and it is their business to show other people how -smart they are. Well, it just makes us tired, that's all.—Pea Ridge Pod. All tender-hearted people will commiserate with Editor Beck, says the News-Scimitar. The iron has entered his soul, and he has felt the sting of ingratitude. In his ever-interesting news paper he gave this wealthy citizen many splendid personal notices, and carried his name not only to the extreme limit of the circulation of the Pod, out flung if into the maelstrom of the New York dailies, that swirl about and circulate over at least one-hall' the universal globe. Ingratitude .s the worst of vices, and one of the most danger ous. Great Caeser, whose name at one time could stand against the world, was vanquished by in gratitude and injured more than by the daggers n the hands of traitors. When an editor uses his very best style in writing up a wealthy citizen he does not go beyond the bounds of legitimate pectation when he places himself in a mental at titude to accept an invitation to dinner, or to re ceive g contribution of farm products so abund ant in Arkansas, and so welcome to the editor of an enterprising newspaper. The rank turpitude of this wealthy non-paying subscriber is accentu ated by the fact that the Pod wrote up an elab orate account of a wedding that occurred in the family, that valuable space and much labor devoted to sounding the praises of a scion of the nouse who won honors in college, and when ber# of the family were stricken down by illness and imprisoned ip the home of pain they comforted and consoled and their sufferings suaged by tender expressions conveyed in the rhetoric of pity and human sympathy. And in spite of oil this the decree goes forth that the pa per be stopped, summarily, while the outstanding 30 cents due on- subscription remains unliquidat ed and unpaid. Editor Beck has a right to feel outraged, and, considering everything, his ex coriation of this rich tightwad is remarkable for its moderation. But Editor Beck can comfort him self with the reflection that men of this type do not always prosper. They may hold on to their money with the grip of grim death, but life ha nothing for them, and they get nothing out of for the simple reason that they put nothing int it, The retributive rod of justice will yet swis and Boy we are the tiie an the the the of as re ex to is were mem were as ii The retributive rod of justice will yet swis and swirl like a scorpion scourge and land upo the unprotected anatomy of this unappreciativ miser. Hjs punishment will come in this work and we may be sure that in the next he will ge it again with compound interest. Editor Bed may let him go his way, because this is a bip world and there is plenty of room and plenty of people to get along without him. He is only one Jn a billion and a half of people, u .. infinity, And then the poet has told a mere atom ir us; "lhat man may last, hut never lives Who much receives, but nothing gives; Whom none can love, whom none can*thank Creation a blot, creation s blank." WILSON CAMPAIGN FUND. Thc Wilson campaign contributions from Greenwood and Leflore county have not been as huerai as is customary lor our people, and those who would like to give something to this cause should send same to The Daily Commonwealth at once, Below is the amount received to date: I l'eviously acknowledged C. S. Ware. Gid Montjoy, Sr.,. P. D. Burney. P. E. McConnell. C. F. Turner. .$33.1)0 LOO 1.00 1.00 1.00 Is linc and ing try ness W83 his ficer the LOO Should the snade of Oom Paul Krooger, de ceased, be reading the war news, he realizes what a lizzie his attempt to "stagger humanity'" ihp ". A . bo, i t t the greatest iittle pastime of war is and Ha P 1 h 3tlng We about ' General Joffre and Haig have congratulated each other again, Considering his age and the many diseases SSTmiS ir n 7® m0IigerS ' Emperor Francis Jo seph must be set down as a hard man to kill was. _hy°7 e write about old things here s the Washington Post printing a half ■olumn editorial on "A Mexican Dilemma.' Though a candidate's speech be labeled non Partisan ,t's not difficult to get a tin therefrom on who he thinks should be elected m hand°ea^ t it r h?Th m t ny 7"°^ thö candidates nana tacn other, the knock-out blow will tint i,„ administered until November 7. not b<J Maybe the American soldier who tive of Panama by striking him his fist is an ex-pugilist. After all is said and done, those who get the most enjoyment out of a Presidential 1 . are those on its payroll. tml campai * n killed a na on the chin with at nr £°ï d /! 8 claimin * that either the barber or the safety razor vote will be vote cast solid. Teddy will also invade Texas, presumahlv SÄÄ b "' — f * MARQUIS DE VITRY COMING. at citi a pa that state, A up thé hos Pod. the to from he and it. have .that bet to it Pod. The the only at in his he at re of in Will Make Extensive Tour of This Country for France. Tokio, Oct. 1.—(Cor. Associated Tress.)—The Marquis de Vitry, of France, who has just completed a tour of South America and of the Far East in the interest of the French K'overnment and of the French people, will sail for San Francisco on the steamer Shinyo Maru August 25 for the purpose of making an extensive tour of the United States. Monsieur de Vitry's chief mission to the Pacific Coast States will be the establishment of branches of the Franco-American Committee, the headquarters of which is at Paris, and which has as its object the devel- ; opment of the intellectual relations between France and America. He ■ will deliver a series of lectures to the people of the West. Later he will probably visit New Orleans and New York. A well-known member of the French nobility and living a quiet, re tired life in the beautiful chateau ^strict of Touraine, Marquis de Vitry responded to the call of his country to make a trip around the world to tell something of France's aims and ambitions for the future. He bears letters of introduction to many prom inent people of the United States. One of the owners of the great French newspaper, Le Temps, he is writing a series of letters for that newspaper and while in Japan has made arrangements with leading To kio newspapers for the transmission of a special service of Japanese news to Le Temps. The arrangement is mutual and hereafter dispatches and letters will be sent from France to Japan. we 1 ex AMERICAN LEPERS IN JAPAN. Yokahoma, Oct. 1.—(Cor. Associ ated Press.)—The discovery of about twenty-five American lepers in dif ferent parts of Japan has become a pressing problem for American of ficials and for the American Associ ation of Japan which is undertaking to secure their transportation to the American leper home in the Hawaii an Islands. The lepers have made their way here in recent years with the hope that they might be healed at the fa mous Japanese hot springs, especially those at Kusatsu which is always crowded with Japanese lepers taking the waters. Gradually they have drifted to missionary leper hospitals or have in other ways become bur dens on the community. In view of the excellent asylum at Hawaii the American Association is taking steps to secure their removal. the market place or Delore tne pies. tem At the last session of the Diet the Japanese Leprosy Prevention Society petitioned for the establishment of national leprosarium on some island in the Pacifiv Ocean. The cost of the asylum was estimated at $8,000,000, and its maintenance at $250,000 a year. It is believed that at least third of the lepers could be housed and treatod at once and it tended by the petitioners that Japan could be cleared of lepers in the course of ten years, a one was con Hyacinth, Crocus, Narcissus, Daffodil, Jonquil, Lily. Get these bulbs now at Fountain's. ENGLISH GROW THIN. Is John Bull Losing His Bay Window Because of War? London, Oct. 2.— (Cor. Associated Press.)—Is the national English type becoming thinner than it used to be? Professor Keith, before the British Association at Newcastle, said that John Bull is reflecting in his physical being something of the leanness of war-times, Professor Keith told the Associa tion that the face of the typical En glishman is becoming longer and thin ner. London is now full, of Colonial soldiers—bronzed, spare, lean,acqul linc and with prominent cheekbonee, and the speaker infer» that the En glish type in the future will in their face» to approximat ing these visitors than the bluff try squire, John Bull, It is pointed out that the typical "city man," or financial district busi ness man is perceptibly thinner than W83 his father. The farmer has lost his plumpness, The mired army of ficer IS a sparer figura. Even the country »quire— the last survival of the now fast-diieppeerihg England— bears a closer reiamblahot to Don Quiote than to John Bull. In come nearer , COltfl ally MONEY TO LIND. We can make loan* on farm lands at 6 1-2 per cent. Long tins. No charge unless loan ii made. No in epection fee. GARDNER, MsBEK ft GARDNER, AUonsfs. . FALL CLASTS This cC c WilL-tC-t r of a Far the for the the the ; He ■ the the re to is (f is u HAR-Otp-p^C" HOME HERE ™ cewe Hone at 45 Ü owe cs weP ^ I m 7 71/, xi •!T(j 1 )J! is i s ,•41, w'.; ÉÜ x v :;s m X 1 r* V} Ï 4i! % m 1 W. z x iCopyriKlii., Domestic Economy Is Nowhere More Important Than in the Kitchen ' I ill True domestic economy doesn't consist of limiting the supply in reducing the quantity. It consists in supplying foods of the highest degree of nutrition at a minimum of cost. Our specialty is groceries of the highest excellence at prices con sistent with safe business. nor a 7< WE RECOMMEND OUR Seal Brand Coffee, Orange Pekoe Tea Tel mo Pure Food Products 'Tj 627 AND 813. the the a All This Week' I a . 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