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THE DAILY COMMONWEALTH.
' J. L. GILLESPIE, Editor md Publisher. --—----—--^-— AFTERNOON ASSOCIATED l'ALbS Sfcittv 1»-E. UNION ASSOCIAT El) PRESS SERVICE. — TELEPHONE NO. 33. » Com monwealth Building Entered at Greenwood pextofike as second-class matter, Office 207 Market Street. City Editor and Solicitor Society Editress Un. J. L. Gillespie, Michael Buaam, Linotype Operator and Oilice I oreman Shelby O. Tanner .Pressman William Cooper - _*_ - • * * * OifieeBoj SUBSCRIPTION RATES (By Mail or Carrier) 15 Cents % Week. 50 Cents a Monta. $« f, o a 4ea. 8ingle topy 5 ten,Ä ' • < ADVERTISING RATES O': REQUEST. GREENWOOD, MISS., NOVEMBER 18,1916, TALK THAT HURTS. Thehmost insidious attack that can be made on the character of a person is that sneaking way of spreading a story on the authority of anothei, and at the same time professing not to be bo lieve it yourseif. People should learn not to believe these things which men or women will not say and take tne re When words are spoken sponsibility of saying. against any one by irresponsible, thoughtless peo ple, it is the duty of those of U3 who try to he fair, to discount what is said until some proof jg act ually given or some responsible person accepts the authorship of the story. Before repeating anything that is learn who the author is and nine tunes out of u after learning who started the rumor flying fir: Be careful doubtful you will keep your mouth shut, what you say, and you may find tnat you have friends left when you finish a busy career. some Because a motorman failed to see that the drawbridge was open a Boston trolley car ran into 4-he river, drowning forty-five passengers. d good eyesight This shows how much caution is worth. The French steamer Doulckala reports itself victor after a three hours' fight with a submarine This is probably the case with some of those re ported sunk, only when they lose, they never had warning. The largest speed record is something over 100 miles per hour. When the record holder in vites you to ride with him at that gait we sup pose you will gladly go with him, will you? The Austrians probably understand by this time that the Italians are in the war, the recent spurt netting substantial gains to the sons of Italy, who are trying to reach Trieste. At the funeral of the German aviator another German declared he would become a Boelke. We presume he meaus a dead one and we think he is probably on the way to success. A lot of business men we know spend more of their time hanging out in the front of the store talking with fellow loafers than they do at their desk trying to get in some money. About the scarcest commodity in America to-ddy is serious-minded persons. Most people think it a brilliant accomplishment if people get the idea that they don't care what happens. Should the selection of naval officers for pro motion, under the new law, prove to be as good as that of the admirals and rear-admirals to make them, the selection board will fully justify its creation. The city of New London, Conn., will now lose Its Allied trade. It has presented Capt. Koenig with a gold watch, flanked with the city's seal and each of the Deutschland crew with a silver match case and a fountain. Knowledge that comes high—experimenting with the Navy department's new secret explosives ha's already cost the lives of'two young officers and the loss of one powerful new aeroplane. Let's hope the discussions by the Academy of Political Science, at its coming annual meet ing on "Labor disputes and public service corpora tions" will produce something more substantial than bunk. Nobody can doubt the wide popularity of the parcel post, yet its Congressional daddy was beaten for the Senate of Maryland. Roumanians are not sperstitious about not turning back—they proved it by turning their treat into an advance. re Almost break even—one half of the states vot ing for governor re-elected him, six of them re publican and five democrats. A Swiss editor says, "The war has become a useless, senseless slaughter." Hasn't it been from the start? Should be expedited—the suit of the Union Pa cific R. R. to test the constitutionality of the Adamson 8-hour law. From the size of its majority, Arkansas must have had a very high percentage of stay-at homers this year. . Next to being Victorious, Kaiser Bill's ambi tion is to be unbeatable. . As fo election bets, there is only one depend Able motto—don't make them. M$k f THANKSGIVING. Fiom the time of the landing of the Pilgrim Americans have been accustomed to set ; aside one day in the year wherein to review the past year and take stock of the dealings of Prov ;dence with U8 as a people. r What was at first the spontaneous expression of grateful hearts soon became a custom, and as : the years sped this custom became fixed, until tc ■ j day it assumes the sacreuiess of a permanent in i sti.ution. . ijjjjg scason j 8 again with us. The fruits of I j the broad acres of our fair domain have been | ^ucliercd in. The warehouses and graneries are! j fairly bursting with their contents and prosperity j ! ijsta a guest at almost every fireside. Our beloved Présider "'aodrow Wilson and s have designat ■ bOth, on which .'ntixul Creator i i I the Governors of the vario ed the day Thursday, No 'he people shall express : i.heir gratitude for these And to the many posh p.gs which have been ours . occasion the especial bless escaped tiio madness that on our neighbors and kins .. .a across the waters. The magnitude of that blessing we cannot at this time begin to estimate. But while we have these palpable blessings for which to be thankful, we have other things for which to express our gratitude, and these ante our present happiness and We have to be thankful that back in the days v.hen our nation was being born, a laud of heroes, than whom the ■ oiid has never produced greater, had impressed upon their hearts to lay the foundations of that nation upon the only possible true and lasting base—trie f atherhood of an omnipotent God and the brotherhood of man. And we have to be thankful that all down the years since that time there have been heroic souls —worthy sons of noble sires—who have ceased to call to us with clarion voice to watch and preserve the old landmarks, to plant our feet apojj the everlasting rock and stand firm. « And ove-r and above all else, we have to be thankful that a merciful God has sounded the ncarts und lives of tlie people of this nation that we are enabled to look above and beyond self and see for ourselves trie great principles of eternal truth and justice that must ultimately rule the wnoie earth; that we are enabled to grasp the u uth that an injury t<? ourselves, and that a kind ness to our fellows calls down a benediction upon our own heads. , So that the one supreme blessing for which we should at this season return thanks, is the fact that our God has enabled us as a people to know and do the RIGHT. And let our prayer be, that it may ever be chus with this people. i ng md material bless : is added on this people have ! . alien as a blight j as a dato and underlie osperity, our peace and safety. never Did you know—Alderman James Kelly of Dub lin, Ireland, is instituting Court proceedings •against a British captain for bombarding lus premises during the Irish rebellion last spring. Ii they keep on giving Capt. Koenig watches, he may be able to open a Christmas jewelry store, if the allies don't catch him. Should those European armies, at the close ®i" th e >• ar > take a notion to govern their respec tive countries, what could stop them? As a bonus-tetcher, the alleged coal shortage may be getting the money, but just the same it's Playing with fire. 't Finding that they could get no help, Roum Yep, it's a anmns proceeded to help themselves, straight tip for you. Stories of recent submarine attacks strongly mdicate that Germany is treating its promise to vV ilson as a "mere scrap of paper." Bet a big red apple that Wilson and Hughes ha^e more gray hairs than they had before the balloting. Not hard to convince a defeated candidate on a winning ticket that he was double-crossed by members of his own party. bo tar as the naked eye can see there's only more way to escape hold-up prices—buy one nothing. History will be recalled to old-timers by the death of the once notorious ex-queen "Lil" of Hawaii, Another thing to be thankful for—that Hayes-Tilden business had to be staged. Chairman McCormick and Wilcox might help some by doing a public hand-shaking stunt. Anyhow, the west can't kick on the free adver tising it was given in the election no news. Nebraska's going "dry may lessen the talk about Bryan's giving no influence at home. Of course it s only the other fellow who'd be lowdown enough to try to swipe electoral votes. Always catch your victory before celebrating It s a wise candidate who knows when to stop running. It s nothing new for the political pot to cal] the kettle black, Verdun's historic name may be the untakable. NOVEMBER 18 IN HISTORY. 1852—Dake of Wellington's funeral obsequies took place at London] Wlth grei4t j 18G0—Georgia legislature appropriat ed ÿ 1,000,000 to arm the State. : 1801—Confederate Congress met. Standard time substituted for 181 loca^ time. ■ 1904—Incipient revolt in Panama I j checked by prompt action of American minister, who fixed i biame on General Iluertas and compelled hi3 resignation, i 1910 — One thousand suffragettes made an attack on Parliament, London, and 108 were arrested., I 1£15—Estimated that four-fifths of 1 Serbia was occupied by the in vading Auftro-German and Bulgarian armies. 1 i TODAY'S BIRTHDAY HONORS. n ! : Hnn. Charles Martin Borchers, Illi is Congressmen, was born Nov. 18, i9. He received a common school j ed '.cation and taught in the common 1 schools for seven years. He is a law yer by profession and wa3 first elect- j cd to Congress to serve in the Sixty third session. WESTERN MARYLAND TO LEASE COAL COMPANY. Baltimore, Nov. 17—(By Union As sociated Press)—Plans for the finan cial readjustment of the Western Mary.and railway are ready for sub- i mission to the stockholders' approval ; at today's meeting. The plans call for the 'consolidation of the present ! company with as many of the con- j stituent properties as practicable. The j scheme is based upon recent earnings protection to all of secur- j ity holders. To meet $18,000,000 out- j standing notes and other obligations ! President Gray has severed the Davis coal and Coke Company from the raiiroad. It is proposed to lease tii gas coal properties for a term of ninety-nine years. There will be is- ; sued $18,000,000 first preferred 7 per cent, stock, cumulative after July 1, 1918; $10,000,000 ,gi non-cumulative 4 per cant, second preferred stock and ij>uO,UUO,OOU common. Holders of old preferred and common will be asked to exchange their holdings, share for share, into the second perferred and common issue of the new company. in addition they will be given oppor tunity to subscribe at par ip cash for their pro rata share of the first pre lercd. UNIVERSITIES PLAN BIG RAL LIES TO OFFSET BILLY SUNDAY. Boston, Nov. 17—Tha Universaliste of New England, led by their co-work- j ers in Massehusetts have completed plans for a series of the largest ral ies of the men and women of that domination ever held. These meet-j ings have been arranged to be contem- 1 poraneous with the campaign of Billy Sunday. WHO WILL be preaching a theology to muc h of which the Univer- j bo held next Monday evening in the (X First Church, Cambridge. A dinner will precede the meeting. REBUKE CREDITORS OF BIG REALTY CO. New York, Nov. 17— (By Union Associated Press)—The action of the creditors of the American Real Es tate Company, which recently failed "or $500,000 were rebuked today by the court because they are clamoring for an early liquidation on the ground that the company fS dying a slow death. The company must file its answer to the charges made against 't today, but Judge Hand made it clear that he is not disposed at this time to put the corporation's holdings up at a forced sale, as it would result in serious loss. The company's stock holders are scattered all over the the country. CALL w * LANHAM ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR House Wiring and Repair Work a Specialty. Install or Repair Anything from a Door Bell to a Turbina Generator. A Share of Your Busineaa Will Be Appreciated. liOii HENDERSON ST. PHONE 651. GREENWOOD. MISS. Registered Ileresford Bulls for Sale at Auction. Two Ileresford Bulls at Aue tion at 1 p. m., December 2nd« at Petect's corner, in Greenwood, Mississippi. I will sell at public auction to the highest bidder two eight months old, thoroughbred, regis tered Ileresford Bulls, for the J. B. Russell Palace Grove Stock Ranch, Savannah, Mo. LEE ARTERBURY Auctioneer. SOFT WEATHER j : -v'~r-ÿ —r it Yl 'A t fj.Sk: 1 ! ) II m !a c « 1 VVÀ: > l Sv KE& fi Wm In ■ H§§:§S I w » , 111 LAP m i 1 j l\' i PPlL a**». :x I \ i ; ! j j j j ! ; (Cuiiyrigln.i SHE LIKES IT! A SK any housewife who has "**■ changed the family table drink from harmful coffee to helpful I N T A N T P O S T U M whether the charge h. s'bten a success. i y UK r The answer ntay weil in duce you to make the change yourself. r.. ** 4' ■ 7a 4 7s<P Less "nerves," better tem per, clearer complexion, im proved digestion and steadier heart after a trial, demonstrate conclusively that the change from coffee to POSTUYI is a wise move for the whole family. » U There's a Reason (X JOB r u — N? 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