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BE DAILY COMMONWEALTH .
1. L. GILLESPIE, Editor and Publisher. APTKKNOON ASSOCIATED PRESS SERVICE. UNION ASSOCIATED PRESS SERVICE. TELEPHONE NO. S3. OSes 807 Market Street. Commonwealth Building. SUBSCRIPTION RATES (By Mail or Carrier) 50c Cents a Month. $6.00 a Year. Single Copy 5 Ceuta. U Canto a Weak. ADVERTISING RATES ON REQUEST. Entered at Greenwood postofflee as second-class matter. GREENWOOD, MISS., FEBRUARY 23, 1917. About the wont of her sex—Miss Understand fav Profitless patriotism is the 100 per cent, pure brand. Der Kaiser to Uncle Sam: Let's talk it over •gain. Mustering out the national guard is no war move. Humble-pie never had a place on the Ameri can menu. Wanted —25,000 sailormen. Apply to any re cruiting station. Another suspended vocation—arranging Eu ropean tours. Town-looting continues to be Villa's main rev enue-producer. Villa's tip to all foreigners—keep out of northern Mexico. The bigger the war scare the nearer unanim ous Congress is. Some folk are busy proving that a socialist cannot be a patriot. Wilson's friendly tip to Cuba: Better not try to start anything. What'a El Paso a'gainst Japan that it should re port Villa bound there? Washington's somewhat shy on coal, but the hot air output goes on. Housekeepers count that day lucky on which no prices are raised on them. When Illinois democrats fall out, an ex-repub lican gets the Chicago postoffice. John Bull will not stand idly by and see his oil poured on Mexico's troubled waters. Another German fizzle—the attempted diplo matic snadbagging of Ambassador Gerard. A Washington preacher wants "pull" crucified. All right, but it will take a lot of "pull" to pull off the stunt. Juggling freight cars has a connection with the new and profitable industry of holding up consumers. If it's yellow blood it's constitutional and in curable; if it's only the "rattles," public derision will help some. With meatless days and no American tourists, Switzerland is convinced war is what Gen. Sher man said it was. If a man is not enough of an American to de fend the rights of Americans he shouldn't ask the government to give him a passport when go ing abroad. PROUD MEN I HAVE MET HOW cffMrt 01 \l£Vi A RIDE/ VII UNA li OW ? I V_: 1 Tt ll H« T • c : MB .C Ji Si m «JA** AH, ft M ■% v fiy F, . 1 1 4$ w. ,1 V. 1 $ ■ BSSN (•ii -Ï m 1V0 }/ .J 5® [m $ -§ÿgg ; l ;#i' j r ; * ' *** , A ;<■ ÜÜ .%■ w* Wu/ùm «ttowtehk». -'Mw'ÆM j zyœæxfuip z u «g gi EXPOSITION ACTIVITIES. Every pupil of the free schools of Mississippi has an opportunity of winning a season ticket to the Mississippi Centennial Exposition at Gulfport. One pupil from each of the four hundred supervis ors districts of the state will be selected for this' honor. The best short composition on the sub ject of the Exposition and how it can benefit the, state will win the prize in each supervisors dis trict. Ask your teacher for the rules and regu lations concerning the contest. If the teacher does not know, have him or her write your county ! superintendent for the information. i Construction work on all the principle build- ' ings has advanced at a rapid rate during the past two weeks and is thirty days ahead of the sched-' ule contemplated. All of the steel for the Colis- j ! I eum is in place, the heavy trusses for the Missis sippi building are up and the roof is being placed on the Boys and Girls and Women's buildings. The trees and shrubbery are being planted and vis itors now have an idea of the magnitude and beauty of the Centennial Exposition. Six ship building organizations with an ag gregated capital stock of 31,200,000 are being chartered at Gulfport as a result of the Exposi tion stimulant. While these vessels will ply the high seas in carrying commerce there is no water in the stock of these concerns. The ships are being built and some of them almost completed. A special train load of Canadians, one of real estate men from Michigan and another train of Chicago business men Have spent several hours on the Exposition grounds during the past ten days and been shown first hand something of the, splendid display that Mississippi will make in commemoration of her centennial anniversary. Five of the permanent amusement features of the "Dixie Reef" are contracted for and from $10,000 to $25,000 each will be invested in them. One of these is a skating rink on real ice. A big refrigerating plant will keep the floor frozen. The others are rides and will be of service for many years in Exposition Park. Two organizations of Associated Press editors were on the grounds a few days since and ex pressed themselves as delighted with the progress made and the size of the undertaking. The Mississippi editors will visit the grounds in a body in M^y. A dozen or more counties made appropriations for participation during the first week in Feb ruary. Every county, if it would share largely in the benefits to accrue, should be represented and the greater portion of them will, A number of hotels and rooming houses are either being built or planned ready for the con tractors, to take care of Exposition visitors. There will be ample accommodations for guests by opening day. On some days as many as a thousand visitors throng Exposition Park and view the work of constructing buildings, grounds, etc. If you have anything to mend and it's worth it, go to it now. A nation-wide movement for the conservation of talk might help a little bit. Wilson to the Kaiser; Swear off murdering noncombatants, if you wish to talk to me. Our newspapers are mighty good to the yellow streakers in not showing them up by name. Most of us know people whose principal oc cupation is swapping old opinions for new. Count von Bernstorff is a movie fan and not sure he will find the shows as good at home. Rear Admiral Chadwick, retired, rises to nominate Uncle Sam for boss of all the seas. Congressman "Cyclone" Davis, of Texas, is so pacifiic that they are calling him "Zephyr. n To judge them by their bamboozling propa ganda, our noisiest peace-at-any-pricers are not overstocked with scruples. PAVING ORDINANCE OR RESO LUTION. I - to A resolution declaring the Grading, Paving, Curbing and Guttering of that part ot Dewey st., beginning at | he Southern Boundary line of Wash | nKton St -> where Washington St., the, ["LSiLdTry line" 'of ; Henry St., where Henry St., inter secu Dewey St., and that part of Hen r y St -. extending from its intersec tlon Wlth D ev.ey St., to a line which ! would be the western boundary of i south Boulevard where said South ' Boulevard extended across said Hen ry St., at its intersection with said Henry St., and that part of South j Boulevard e ;; tending from the South ! ern boundary line of Henry Street I where said. Henry Street intersects said South Boulevard to the South of ern boundary line of Alabama Street where said Alabama Street intersects South boulevard and from said inter section of Alabama Street and South Boulevard to Mississippi Avenue, and from said point on Mississippi Aven ue in a southerly direction to the cor porate limits of said city of Green wood, to be necessary, declaring the same to be a Special Improvement and adopting plans and specifications for said necessary Special Improve ment. Be it resolved by the Council of the City of Greenwood, Mississippi: Section 1. That in the judgment of the Council of the City of Green wood, it is necessary that that part of Dewey Street, beginning at the southern boundary line of Washing ton Street where Washington Street intersects Dewey Street, and extend ing to the Southern boundary line of Henry Street, where Henry Street intersects Dewey Street; and that part of Henry St. extennding from its ntersection with Dewey Street to a line which would be the Western boundary line of South boulevard were said South boulevard extended in across said Henry Street, at its in tersection with said Henry Street; and that part of South Boulevard ex tending from the southern boundary line of said Henry Street where said Henry Street intersects said south boulevard to the southern boundary of Alabama Street wherein said Ala bama Street intersects South Boule vard and Alabama Street from its intersection with south Boulevard in a westerly direction to the west side of Mississippi Avenue and thence in a southerly direction on Mississippi Avenue to the corporate limits in said City of Greenwood, be graded, paved, curbed and guttered. Section 2. That said grading, pav ing, curbing and guttering is deemed a Special Improvement, for the mak ing of which the General Improve ment Fund should not be used. Section 3. That said Special Im provement shall be made in accord ance with the plans and specifications now on file in the office of the Clerk of the said City, said paving to be of Asphaltic Concrete, Gravel, Con crete or Bitulithic, as therein provid ed, which said plans and specifica tions are hereby adopted and approved and shall be considered as a part hereof as if the same were copied herein in full, reference to which be ing hereby specially made. Section 4. That said Special Im provement will be by the Council of said City of Greenwood ordered to be made, and one-third of the cost of said Special Improvement shall be paid by said City, and two-thirds of the cost of same will be required to j be paid by the owner or owners, of the property abutting on said parts of said streets; that is to say, the ; abutting owner, or ownêrs, of said j property on one side of said streets I will be required to pay one-third of j the cost of said Special Improvement, and the abutting owner, or owners, on the other side of said Streets will be required to pay one-third of the cost of said Special Improvement. Section 5. That any property own er, or owners, actually residing on or otherwise actually occupying property owned by him, or them, and included within that part of said streets to be specially improved, may file with the Clerk of the Council of said City, hig, or their, protest, in writing, against ■ s srirr 'zrzr,;: completion of the publication of this 1 resolution as required by law, and if ' a majority of such property owners shall so file such protest said Special Improvement Bhall not be made. Section 6. That at the regular meeting of the said Council, to be ' held at the City Hall of said City, the same being their usual place of meet ing ,on Tuesday, March 6th, 1917, said Council will hear and consider the objection, or objections, of all interest ed parties or property owners who shall appear and present the same, whether the property owner ,or own ers, actually occupy his, or their, property adjoining said parts of said streets , , . . proposed to be so improved not, and regardless of whether or not said property owner, or owners, be resident or non-resident property j owner, or owners. or Section 7. That each and evqry j property owner with property abutt- ■ ing on said parts of said Streets shall have the right to make said Special Improvement for himself, within the time and as pro vided by law, and this resolution, but for the sake of uniformity in said work, said Special Improvement must be made in accordance with the plans and specifications now on file in the office of the Clerk of said City here inbefore referred to and hereinabove adopted and approval But, failing Appropriate Table Silver About that birthday dinner or family reunion other special occasions soon to occur. What is the state of your table silver? Nothing—after a perfect menu—adds more to the enjoyment of these occasions than a i or TASTEFUL SILVER SERVICE Our line of Silverware will satisfy the most discriminating taste. But if we have not just what you w ant, we will take pleasure in ordering it for your. our Stock of Jewelry, Cut Glass, Chinaware, Glassware, Umbrellas Watches, Diamonds, Etc., is the most complete to be found in the South. A. WEILER & CO. TRUSTEE'S SALE. Under and by virtue of the power and authority conferred upon and vested in me as the trustee named in and designated by that certain deed of trust executed on the 19th day of April, 1915, by C. M. Benjamin to me, as trustee .for the benfit of W. R. Humphrey and S. L. Gwin, to secure i the payment of the indebtedness therein described, all of which has now been declared due and payable, which said deed of trust is recorded in book 17, at page 332, et seq., of the Records of Mortgages and Deeds of Trust on Lands of Leflore County, Mississippi, I, E. L. Mounger, as trus tee, as aforesaid, will, on Saturday, March 17th, 1917, within legal hours, at the request of the owner and holder of the indebtedness secured thereby, default having been made in the pay ment of said indebtedness, and in or der to pay the same, sell, in the man ner requirel by law and provided by said deed of trust, at the South door of the courthouse of Leflore County, ! Mississippi, in the City of Greenwood, ' at public auction, to the highest bid der, for cash, the following described property conveyed by said deed of trust, to-wit: Lot seven (7), in block thirty-three (33), in the Boulevard Addition to North Greenwood, in Leflore County, Mississippi, as shown by the map of said Boulevard Addition recorded in Book 2, at page 19, of the Record of Maps of said County, together with all uses, ways, rights and privileges conveyed or granted to the said C. M. Benjamin by the deed from W. R. Humphrey and S. L. Gwin to the said C. M. Benjamin dated April 19, 1916, and recorded in book 45, at page 303, of the Records of Land Deeds of Le flore County, Mississippi. Witness my signature this the 22nd day of February, 1917. E. L. MOUNGER, Trustee. Lunch At The ALICE CAFE Spanish Mackerel Speckled Trout* Fresh Oysters -, Kansas City Meat You'll Enjoy The Well Prepared Food And Prompt Service. generalxhn work bllLibllLD Sharpening SaWS a Spe , r cialty. Fifteen years with Continental and Mounger Gin Co. Five years as manager of Gina for the Buckeye Cotton Oil Co. All work guaranteed, phono your «rders to phone 781, Greenwood Pinery Co., of write poet office box 348. W. E. COOKE, Greenwood. Mint therein, aaid Council will Take The Daily Commonwealth. «use said Spec j a i Improvement to be made _ pro vided by law, and the cost of said Special Improvement will be assessed against each property as owner as pre scribed by law and this resolution. Section 8. That this resolution and the proceedings, hereinabove content plated, are under, and by virtue of and pursuant to Chapter 260 of the Laws of 1912 as amended by Chapter 211 of the Laws of 1914, of the State of Mississippi, referenco to which said laws is hereby specially made, Section 9. That for cauee shown, this resolution, take effect end be in force from and after ita passage, Approved this February 6, 1917. G. L RAY, Mayor. Attaeti g. H. Montgomery, Clerk. , £ §K ^ Mens,Womens andChtldren's Shoes Looks Better Lasts Longer Easy to use Best for Shoes White Qake. ■ 10c. ; 's . White Liquid, K ! ' J^**M**********M***W***************************4* 1 ■ .. ! ' • ■if DRESSING NO LI \J I n-v. f: W iV O R K — o \ f 3 n ii in •SHOWERS FOR THE COMING YEAR." That's not a weather predic- ; tion, but b general order that has been sent to the plumbers from people who heretofore have missed the pleasure and ' convenience, to say nothing of i the cleanliness of an up-to- j date shower bath. Most mod- j ern homes, no matter how - humble, are having them in- ! stalled. Why not you? j ml I : I TTi j J. D. LANHAM ' Plumbing, Heating and Electrical Work PHONE 55 GREENWOOD, MISS. W. S. BARRY, Pres. R. P. PARISH, Sec'y and Treas 's» WHEN LINCOLN SAID bu CANT FOOL'EM ALL OF THE WAS WRITING A MI6H7YGOOD AD ! « w A' * 6* We never fool our customers but try all more to please them and we do so by giving them the best. Try us and be convinced. GREENWOOD AGENCY GO.. INC. PHONE 141 . GREENWOOD, MISS LEFLORE GROCER CL WHOLESALE GREENWOOD. HISS. 1 l "t , ************'*'*********' M i*oo«ooooiii*o*aiO***o*»****** < r f T. F. STEELE, Pres. _v SHELBY S. STEELE, Vice-Pro*. * Mgr. 1 ne Delta Insurance & Realty Agency Fir. T I A 218 W. Market St fire, Tornado, Accident, Health, Life, Plate Glass, Employ era Liability, Steam Boiler, Burglary and i Automobile Insurance. SPECIAL ATTENTION GIVEN TO WHITING OF COTTON COVERS. We represent twenty-four of the Leadng Fire Companies of -ÜÜÏÏ il°££' t0 '.**•'-■ "U-*'?• Phone 167 * if •4 <S