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THE DAJ^Y COMMONWEALTH.
J. L.G1 'll, Editor and Publisher. AFTERNOON ASSOCIATED PRESS SERVICE. UNION ASSOCIATED PRESS SERVICE._ TELEPHONE NO. 33. Office 207 Market Street. :: Commonwealth Building. Mrs. J. L. Gillespie, J. B. Hainan, Michael L. Busam, Linotype Operator and Office foreman Shelby O. Tanner, . William Cooper, Society Editress. - City Editor Pressman. Office Boy. SUBSCRIPTION RATES (By Mail or Carrier) »6.00 a Yeér. 50c tenta a Month. Single Copy 5 Ceuta. ADVERTISING RATES ON BEQUEST. Entered at Greenwood postofiic^'aa' second-class GREENWOOD. Mljjtë^DECEMBER 30, 1916. ANOTHER YEAR. 15 Ce.'.ta a Week. ,y ( matter. Another year has gone ! Anotiier wave up n the mighty tide iriaa swelled the stream thru ages long to glide. Anumer beaker falls upon the siiore Of some far distant land to pass no more. Another year has gone ! Another surge succeeas the surges gone, As tne dark night is followed by the morn, Anotner roaring falls upon tne ear Of kissing seafoarn 'round us here. Another year has cornel Oh ! wno can tell the wrecks or loss it made And wno beneath it are forever laid? Who were borne gently on its rolling breast Or who tosseu rudely on its stormy crest? Another year has come! God grant thy blessing on our trembling souls And wisely guide the New Year as it rolls, And may its record like the brightest be 'Iiiat swells the ocean of eternity. —RUTH DEAN. Greenwood, Miss., Dec. 29, 1916. Congressman Beakes, of Mich., is recovering from an operation, but not Irom the decision ox tne Micmgan supreme court that gives his seat ! to tne otner lellow. Carranza has another bitter enemy—the Maryiunü iarmer who oongingiy gave ten good «mencan dollars in cnange tor a Mexican bill. - » - I While that parcel poac is booming, the Amer ican go a uoiius ot a month's salary to employees proves tnere are outers. i Several Americans are interested in the an nouncement Uiat candidates for the 1917 Nobel peace pnze must be listed by February 1. | Possibiy Germany may consider our War departments order ipr $9,ôOÜ,U(H» worth of Eng Lau maemne guns unneutral. The London editor who says the only way i I ' America can Help to end tne war is to jump into h WHI nave to guess again. In his suspicions of stock-gambling, Congress man W ood, ox ind., is no respecter ox persons or positions. Don't forget-, boys, now's the time to begin saving up ior next Christmas, if you would please lier. " * If the District of Columbia goes dry won't there be an awful scramble to get home again! P _ - Berkeley, California, is the champion highbrow 01 town—ail its cops are to take a college course. Hump! Not a single Congressional "lame duck", ümong tue five members oi the shipping board. ' is - For pacificists to chew on—though far less wealtny, Japan is beating us in naval expansion. , However, Wilson doesn't care if the belliger- ents do think him a glutton ior information. is I j Some proposed statutes might truthfully be labelled, "laws to increase law-breaking." £ Y'ou probably- also noticed that King George tu0d, "fignt oii, (i not "come on," to his soldiers. - £ The most difficult thing in dealing with Mex ' L Now that he has the Danish West Indies, Uncle Snn mignt "swear off" acquiring islands. ' icb is to determine whicn one to deal with. (.Up to recessing Congress only did thinking o| those railroad recommendations. • Bring on your New Year's turkey. Our Christmas "ham and" were good. 9 Running for office is all right, but Wilson vnMiT stand for being danced in. , ■ ! Santo Domingo ought to know that being good Is more than protests. Oh, yes, everybody wants peace and nobody it ws how to get it.7 , F under the world-spot 'h Woody ha* liflht all gg i 'mi % ? Merchants report the exchange industry ive. — , j LLv A0 for 1W> - * ' 1 LOOKING A YEAR AHEAD. What will the. year 1917 mean to the town ? to the community? to the people? What will the personal attitude toward mak ing of a better town, a more prosperous communi ty, a more open hearted people ? The efforts of the individual citizen may ac complish something. The co-operation of a col lective people will produce notable results. ***** ft Collective co-operation is only possible where confidence and good will exist, and where there is determination to utilize this combination to the ultimate good of all. The man who holds a grouch against his neigh bor cannot successfully pull in harness with that neighbor so long as that grouch exists. Lose the grouch. The man who disparages and undermines the reputation of another cannot expect the communi ty in general to think well of the assassinator of. character. Speak gently and u ;e the soft pedal. The man who says "go ahead ' cannot expect to keep pace with the hustler who says "corne on". 1 Step lively and get there. And one man who says "I will" is worth a hundred of those who say "I can't." ft ft ft ft ft This is the time of year when the hopper of time is filled with new resolutions. But it is more to act than to resolute. Let us make this a year of action, of deeds, and of results. Let us make this more than a collection of in- j dividuals. Let us make it a community of people with one aim, one ambition and one great pur pose in life, and let us make that' purpose the good of man and womankind in general and oi ! this community in particular. j If we work collectively and earnestly and ener- i getically we will achieve success, but if we labor individually we will accomplish but little. ***** The road of life is long and stormy and many Carriers fear our way. But many hands make ! light work of the heaviest burdens, and collective i might may roll the heaviest barriers away. j We may each pursue our own chosen vocations,, and yet all labor in the common cause of a better and more prosperous town and countryside. Two horses pulling in one direction will getj the load there. But when only one pulls the other | balks and the load stands still. Will 1917 find us a community of loyal pull ers or a divided aggregation of pullers and balk ers who accomplish nothing, but stand still? ***** Nineteen seventeen will tell the story, and you will put the words in the mouth of the teller. What are those words going to be? Will they be loyalty, cohesion, aggressive ness, success?,Or will they be disloyalty, suspic ion, disintegration, disaster? ft ft ft ft ft ! A year of promise is ahead, but promise never makes good unaided and alone. We must each grasp the opportunities with which nature has provided us, and turn those op portunities into individual and collective weal. To do otherwise will be to stand still while oth- ; ers march on to victory and success. Snail we stand or shall))we march? You tell. In some trades wages have advanced more than the cost of living, which is placed at 16 per cent. It is doubtful, however, if the average income of all workers has risen more than tenj P er cent., and therefore the condition of the wage earners is not as good as it was at the beginning 01 1916 Dispatches state that Germany is preparing for new commercial undertakings as soon as war is over. Several of the largest ship owning com- jpanies have amalgamated. New shipyards are under construction and something new in ocean greyhounds is being promised for the end of the war. The editor of the New York Evening Journal is reported to be a millionaire. He got it through the salary route and wise investemnts in real ; estate, if ail our subscribers would pay up we'd be in the same class ourselves, although a far ways from tne thought of a million, - Let's all buck up and make this "some town" before another Christmas comes ambling along, No, we don't mean only the other fellow.We mean you, individually, and all of the rest of the in-, dividuals and the whole bunch of you collectively. ' Will you buck? Millitary experts report the discovery of a val , , . , , , , uable coast mine which will help to protect our country. The new contrivance is automatically raised and lowered while in the water by an op erator, who can adjust them to the tides. Here's wishing you an abundance of prosper ity during the coming year. Now let us have a little of yours. The government is talking of prosecuting the print paper trust. "Talking," we said. Christmas, and still in the trenches. Oh, you ■ II 1917 is easy to write-when you think of it. | 1 Here's for a Happy New Year, with hopes,that it will not be limited to one. 1 Henry! Start tbe New Year paid up. ni .—< ----- — Ä THE GREATEST SEASON THS STOKE ; HAS i»HI HAD IS MMIT TO COM TO A CLOSI do their share towards the final leap of GREAT value giving. And will find this store continuing to Every season a clearance is absolutely necessary to avoid vpfÄ and as much as we have sold, we have as other stores kept buying to supply the NEVER ending demand lor Goats, Coat Sylts, Fine Dresses, etc., and what iê the* RESULT.WEBOUGHT TOO MANY GARMENTS seldom find at this time of the SEASON-all very fine garments bought to sell TO satisfy. Now what must be done with these garments is a simple OPERATION. _ It did not take long to diagnose this case when we know to be a case of OVER buying and when goods are so high that you who waited will buy at this store but the kind you Real Fine Garments at the Lowest Price You Ever Bought them for REGARDLESS of the higher prices we PAID you will be ABLE TO BUY here FINER READY-TO-WEAR FOR LESS. We are willing to take a good loss as this SEASON'S business has been so GOOD, and we are willing f or you to snare and you WILL, when you will Duy one of these garments on the SECOND floor. This story will be told you in a very brief , form. MIND you, Plush Coats that came to day will be sold at such* reductions. Delayed in transit during the holiday Rush C oats worth TWENTY NINE FIFTY go fer f ' fifteen Seventy five^ $15.75 The COAT SUITS you will find grouped in 2 lots and in the first lot suits that sold as hign as TWENTY r -FIVE dollars go for Nine Ninety Eight, $9.98 MILLINERY DEPARTMENT In the second lot you will find suits that sold as high as FIFTY DOLLARS, go for Fifteen Ninety Eight, $15.98 EVERY HAT IN THE HOUSE WILL BE SOLD AT HALF PRICE. DANCING AND AFTERNOON FROCKS ARE NOT OVERLOOKED THIS TIME BUT WILL SUFFER LOWER WE HAVE A NUMBER OF VERY EFFEC TIVELY MADE DRESSES WORTH $17.50 will be sold for •• i One Rack hanging full of fine Silk Dresses sold up to TWEN TY FOUR dollars ($24.00), go for PRICES. Twelve Fifty, $12.50 Ten Ninety Eight, $10.98 HERE COMES THE PARTICIPATING OF VARIOUS DEPARTMENTS THAT WILL HAVE EQUAL SHAR ING IN THIS CLEARANCE. DEPT. DEPT. CHILDREN COATS ONE THIRD OFF DEPT. SKIRTS ONE THIRD OFF FURS ONE THIRD OFF THE ITEMS ABOVE OUGHT TO BRING EVERY LADY IN THE CITY AND VICINITY TO THIS STORE. GEORGETTE WAISTS EVERY ONE OF THESE FINE WAISTS THAT SOLD AT FIVE DOLLARS, FIVE FIFTY, FIVE SEVENTY FIVE AND SIX DOLLARS, WILL BE SOLD TO YOU AT ANOTHER LOT OF WAISTS THAT WILL ACT TO DRAW THE CROWD. WHITE VOILE 'WAISTS THAT ARE WORTH $2.50 WILL BE SOLD FOR ONE FORT Y EIGHT,: $2.98 $1.48 FINE COATS that will astonish you the way they will be sold and to enlighten you SUFFICIENTLY will give you the EXACT number en hand and the PRICES they sold lor during the BUSY season. 2 for $25.00 1 for $36.50 v 1 for $45.00 1 for $22.75 2 for $35.00 1 for $40.4)0 4 for $46.50 1 for $37.75 1 for $37.50 2 for $28.75 I for $43.75 1 for $55.00 Now here is the way they will sell to Make our SUCCESS A CROWNING ONE! ALL COATS THAT SOLD FROM $25.00 to $28.50 FOR ALL COATS THAT SOLD FROM $32.75 to $36.50 FOR ALL COATS THAT SOLD FROM $37.50 to $45.00 FOR ALL COATS THAT SOLD FROM $50.00 to $55.00 FOR $14.75 $21.75 $24.50 $29.50 Extra Large Collars, Fancy Silk lined, Extra ordinary values in Bolivia, Velours, Broad Cloth » • All the new shades—Grey, Burgundy, Russian Green, Gold, Biscuit and Black F. GOODMAN DRY GOODS CO, GREENWOOD • MISSISSIPPI THE YEAR 19171 Stock Taking Occupies Minds of Busi- ness Men of City—Prospects for Big Year. The business houses of Greenwood have been busy all the week taking ; stock, making an inventory of the goods left on the shelves with which to begin the year 1917. A few weeks of heavy business such as Greenwood merchants experienced last week would have so depleted the the stocks that an inventory would hardly have been necessary. As it is ' kere 18 not much left t0 toke 8tock 0 Monday( the ftrat day of the naw ' year, will find practically every busi ness house in Greenwood ready- All are looking forward to one of the lar 6 ' 88t years 1,1 the hist8ry ° f ) he J" vr11 and every one is confident of getting his part of that buaineM . The Greenwood merchants are all thorough business men and are wor thy of the trade that is extended to them. WOOD FOR SALE PHONE 26» GOT A SURPRISE. Learned When Wife Wm Coming Home Through The Dally Com monwealth. "The Daily Commonwealth certain ly carries the news wfipn it ia newt" said a gentleman laat night to a nova gatherer of this paper. "My wife ia away on a visit," he continued, "and II did not know just when she would re L turn ; You can imagine my surprix when I read in your , paper this sfter noon the day sha was expected to ar r ive when I didn't know mjrwlt .Wto I A, jm m WE VALUE YOUR FRIENDSHIP © © © © Without friendship» and confidence can succeed. To the fact that we have been so fortunate as $ command and hold your friendship, do we attrib ute the success that has been For your confidence we wish to express our gratitude; for your generous support and patronage, our sincere thanks. ' * With the assurance that in the years to come we will strive to increase our friendship and more fully merit your support, we are © no t © © j '-J* . * X ! . J is Ï 3 S ■i \ : 3 ! H: ours; 4 r. ' J vi' - © fj Kill STEAM UUM 'PHONE 262 GREENWOOD. MISSISSIPPI ©><§> x Kto ww* wjtea it it new* x iepj..' P r.Ÿ foi I got homdfon from-her ffifttl here, and your paper hid it! right." Of course it just happened that in this instanca The- Commonwealth got the newa before he idid, but you can elways bank on thla paper carrying? tshefw JONES * LO to. t* "* Yh**i. TH08. H. JONES, ' KItchell Hotel, or Phone IM. ■ o T8— ADDITIONS. take The Dailjr Commonwealth, FOR 8ALE—Fa Mtr, land with good lm P f0V . #2* three miles east of Greenwood- ^ ^ 800 acre* in cultivation » payment, balance on »n» W7 at low rate of interest. •*" M. Good, M. D^Williston, FloH~ Tht Commonwealth Oflee. < of «0 rm