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DAILY
COMMONWEALTH.
J. L. GILLESPIE, Editor awl PubHsfcor.
AFTERNOON ASSOCIATED PRIES SERVICE.
UNION ASSOCIATED PRE88 SERVICE.
, TELEPHONE NO. **.
Oflko <07 Market Street Commonwealth
My Country, what news! The bone-dry is
signed! No more cure for the dreaded blues, no
more joy for the drunk inclined. It's strictly
sober we must remain, nor can we count the days,
since the last soldier was slain, and fondly look
"Ole Miss" is dry, my God how sad ! We
think with pain of the days gone by, when old
John Barley Com made us glad—and now—pro
hibition makes us cry! It's a bitter truth, we!
can't deny, Our dear old state has gone bone-dry ! !
It's a long, long path without a turn, (seems to
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Every fifteen days was bad enough—Think of
Eternity without the stuff! The day has come
I long have dreaded, it seems prohibition cannot
be headed. I long already for one good drink, and
the more I want it the more I think, of how I
neglected in time now gone—to drink—and drink ;
—and drink ! !
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SUBSCRIPTION RATES (By Mail or Carrier)
S6e Cent* « North.
Single Copy S Cento.
IS Carta a Week.
a Yea*.
ADVERTISING RATES ON REQUEST.
Entered at Greenwood postoffice as second-class matter,
GREENWOOD, MISS., MARCH 6,. 1917.
LAMENT OF A "BONE-DRY."
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forward to other affrays.
me I could drink a churn.)
Just take me boys, to the City of White ; There
let me meditate day and night, and when I die
bury me deep and with the last Old Soldier let
FOUR WILTED ROSES.
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A sensible young lady of Kansas made the fol
me sleep!
lowing dying request of her friends: "Do not lay
me down by the rippling brook side, lest the
babbling lovers awake me from my dreams nor
in the beautiful cemeteries in the valley lest sight
seers cooing over epitaphs distract me, but let me
sleep under the counter of the merchant and busi-
ness man who never advertises. There is peace
that passeth all understanding, and sleep, in
which neither the bouyant foot fall of youth, nor
the weary shuffle of old ago will ever intrude.
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When the cotton buyer was waxing rich at the
expense of the farmer, paying him a too low price
. for his cotton, he was roundly "cussed" by the
producer, but in these days when the buyer is
atout broke <*«d by Wine t^ere ernteet
price ever known for the staple, and the farmer
IS rolling in luxury, the poor buyer IS forgotten.
He is "Unwept, unhonored and ynsung."—Sun
Skewer Tocsin.
A little boy in Oneona said last week: Mamma,
wouldn't this be a good old world if they would put
out whiskey: (Yes dear) and beer. (Certainly,
my boy) and pool rooms, (Indeed my precious
child) and cigarettes. (What a darling boy you
are) and snuff, (Bless your heart, yes,) and for- 1
ty-two. (don't ask so many questions) and
and bridge, (don't bother me) and rook games.
Oh no, pretty boy, mother plays rook, (and coca '
cola,) Hush! Hush! go to bed and quit talking
so foolish.
We feel sorry for any country thaft ever £rie#
to tackle the United States in its own back yard.
We don't mean this as patriotic boasting because
no one knows better that we ai» in a f «W W»y
lor a war away from home, but
•when the fighting comes home, there will he
something doing.
Commenting on the passage of the Flood Con
trol Bill, John A. Fox says: "To B. G. Humphreys,
more than and living man. should the credit for
the passage of the present act begiyen." And we
take our hat off to our great congreMtBM^Sun.
Uower Tocsin.
We always had an admiration for Ml y girl
who can keep a couple of young fellows wondering
and waiting for the favorable selection. She ought
to join the diplomatie corps, however, as such
talent could be beneficially wamL
We wish to assure our dear readers that W*
don't claim to have any sense at all but we ar«
always ready with an opinion.
You cah usually get what you want if you
want it bad enough, but it may take you a lot
more work than you expected.
Some of the states are becoming as dry as a
bone, and that is saying a lot for the help that
Uncle Sam recently granted.
r Satisfaction and comfort are the present aims
of every life, but self-respect and high ideal can't
I' |ni sacrificed for them.
fl ^n't charge you anything for the won
derM which we give you, but we try to
lake the doe* ourselves.
(One of the miracles of life is how a giddy
^headed young one can become used to anything
like brain exercise.
A nickel in hand is better than fifty cents
owed you.
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Ifg a greet thing to be alto at thia tine of
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OUR NOT-FOR-WAR POWDER BILL.
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A decade ago it was decidedly out of the ques
tion for a young lady to acknowledge that she
"painted." Today there are many who without
hesitation admit that they do, although just
awhile back the habit was confined almost exclu
sively to the demimonde. Today in some parts of
the country it is almost an essential part of an
up-to-date young woman's toilet, and in this place
we have some few lingering doubts as to the gen
uineness of some of the rosy cheeks we see.
I We undertsand that the latest thing in skirts
1 provide latest pockets for a hiding of the "rouge
" It is coming to be as much the thing for
a debutante to touch up her complexion as it used
to be to powder the tip of her nose. And so to j
satisfy ourselves we looked into the matter, and
find that the importation of cosmetics has nearly
is doubled in the past two years. During 1916 we
no imported nearly $3,000,000 worth of perfumeries,
face powders and tints of all kinds, but in the
year preceding the amount was not near so much,
and in the one before even less. The amount
spent for domestic manufactured articles is prob
ably many, many times that sum.
we!
! ! The people of the United States are living in
to a riot of extravagance and affection, which in
' the eyes of a New York editor, would shame near
of ly anything that took place before the French
revolution. If the complexions of the gowns the
grande dames of Louis XIV's court equalled the
exhibitions which we are seeing in the fashionable
I hotels this winter it would be surprising,
;
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doth.
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A RIOT OF EXTRAVAGANCE.
.
It is not difficult to see the high cost of liv
ing. One of the principal reasons is the unneces-
sary and expensive personal adornment. The
huge profits of the war have filled the pocket- j
books of some people with money, and they can'
set a pace which few working people can keep, but ; i
which is easily maintained by the citizens whose
millions are not counted on the fingers of the
hand. >
SOME MATHEMATICS.
"I am not much of a mathematician," said the
cigarette, "But I can and do:
Add to a man's nervous troubles;
Substract from his physical energy ;
Multiply his aches and pains;
Divide his mental powers; take
Interest from his work, and
Discount his chances for success."
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Arkansas must have some very green state f
Though it is Lent, nobody has suggested a
universal 40-day fast as a cure for high food
prices. j
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is 'Course the Department of Agriculture knows
^ w0 „., {eed those now hun
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j sn >(. w j, a t j s said on the floor of the Senate j
that counts most, but what's agreed upon else
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1 something,
' senators—two of them have been pinched for
taking bribes.

-The Presbyterian.
It's a rather floating feeling when you find that
somebody you didn't want to know had found out
"If" is the beginning of a lot of stories, and
according to some people it is also the ending of
life.
Too mahy fizzed investigations have destroy
ed any narcotic qualifies they may once have had.
Even the optimist goes back on his trade at
times, but that doesn't mean he's a pessimist.
Some husbands would be suspected of trickery
if they started to make love to their wives.
you buy goods for the premiums that
are given you always pay for the premium.
When it comes tq invasion, Big Bill Taft puts
land and rights in the same category.
Giving somebody blanket authority to lynch
grub-gamblers might also help some.
While food riots continue in the large cities
Congress seems satisfied to do nothing.
When you think of the high price of coal think
of Paris, where it sells for $80 a ton.
We need a number of things but if you pay
up we'll get the other things we need.
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Why is it that whenever the people want any
[ thing they trot to Washington?
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In the average family a break in food prices is
more important than a diplomatic break.
to
of
A year from today may see a lot of homes
with some vacant chairs.
It's only the unwise man that tells his love
troubles to another.
A dead fly now means thousands less this sum
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Work for your town and it will help you.
Hot wy j>lan mature*, yw knew!
J.
COLUMBIAN WOODMAN
,
•THE YOUNG GIANT OF THE
SOUTH."
Has in its Reserve Fund over 100 1
per cent, of its liabilities.
Absolutely Strong, Safe, Sane, Sure ;
and Permanent.
Will take boys and men, girls and >
women from 16 to 55 years of age.
Girls and women on the same terms
j (POLICY),
as boys and men- '
You will neWr live long enough to
see the rates raised.
ISSUES SIX DIFFERENT KINDS
OF COVENANTS (POLICIES) AND
EVERY COVENANT (POLICY) A
PARTICIPATING
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COVENANT
I 1.—Ordinary Life, with permanent |
I Disability Protection.
2—Whole Life, with Special Acci- | -
der.t Benefits and Conditions.
3—Monthly Income, with Special ,
Accident Protection and Conditions.
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5—5 Year Renewable, with Accident j
and Special Conditions.
6—Maternity, every time a child is
,
born the mother gets *25.00, if twins •
*50.00, if triplets *75.00. | the
WHY YOU SHOULD JOIN THE CO
LUMBIAN WOODMAN
BECAUSE it is oftener and more
. favorably mentioned by the Press of
the country than any other Insurance
Organization in America.
BECAUSE you get in one Covenant
at the cheapest rate possible, consist
ant with safety to yourself and the
Society, more protection for every
dollar you put in it than any other
Insurance* Organization known.
See me. I want to talk with you
j an j* { ^"'do^Tserme^leave vour,
name with Wilson Banking Co and i
; i will gladly call on you at your res-
idence or place of business.
I will be in Greenwood only a short
while, therefore, take advantage of
this opportunity while it is yours.
BAXTER WILSON,
Deputy Consul General and Organizer
Permanent Address Lexington, Miss.
on
to
NOTICE OF SALE UNDER DEED
OF TRUST.
Under and by virtue of the author-
ity vested in me as trustee in those
two certain deeds of trust executed
by J. W. Brent and wife, Mrs. Sallie
Brent, to the undersigned as trustee,
for Samuel J. Stein, dated February
16th, 1915, and February 23rd, 1916,
respectively, on the hereinafter de
scribed property, to secure the indebt
edness mentioned in said two deeds
of trust to said Samuel J. Stein, and
I recorded in book 13, page 205, and
! book 16, page 102, respectively, of the
f eco f ds f mortgages and deed, of
trust on lands in Leflore County, Mis-
sissippi, reference to which two said i
deeds of trust is hereby specially,
made, default having been made in the
Piment of the indebtedness men-1
*'°" g ôf trustât The requestVthe
j sa id Samuel j. stein, the present hold
I er and owner of the said indebtedness
due and unpaid, I will on Tuesday, the
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the Court Hou se in the City of Green
wood, Leflore County,(Mississippi, of
j fer for sale and sell at public outcry,
to the highest and best bidder for
cash, the property described in said
deeds of trust, as follows, towit:
Begin at a point in the center of
Palucia Crfeek eleven (11) chains and
ten (10) links west of and twelve (12)
chains and fifty (50) links north of
the southeast comer of Section eleven
(11), Township Nineteen (19), Range
One (1) East; from said point of be
ginning run south twelve (12) chains*
and the fifty ,(50) links to the section
line, thence run east three(3) chains
and seventy-one (71) links, thence run
north seventeen (17) chains and fifty
(50) links to the center of Pelucia
Creek; thence run southwestwardlÿ
with the center of Pelucia Creek to
the point of beginning, containing a
total of five (5) acres of land exclu
sive of the right of way of the South
ern Railway in Mississippi, which is
expressly reserved and not herein
conveyed, all lying and being in the
southeast quarter (SEl-4) of Section
Eleven (11), Township Nineteen (19)
Range One East, Leflore Counjty,
Mississippi, and all improvements
thereon. The said sale will be made
to satisfy the indebtedness' secured
by said two deeds of (rust.
Witness my signature, this the ?0th
day of February, À. D., 1917. 1
SAM f. OSBORN, Trustee.
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The hoard of health of ^jbany hu
berrefl kissing on the tpout)i. esta
cfnlly of children. Candidates fpr
office will lose one strong argument
for votes with doting parents, bat
the babies will lift op the|r voices
louder than ever in one long rejoicing
howl.
It Is said that the wounded Midlers
Is war hospital* sre highly pleased to
have princesses and dnehesses wait
upon them. But the plain nurae who
know* her bnslnesa la the one pro*
ferred when real work la required.
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Canned dogfish, sea muesela and
Jack-rabbit sausage are aevr additions
to the American bill of far*. But they'
ar* not nearly as Important as tho sub
tractions.
There are alwqya people to throw
■ wet blanket on a fellow's taming
ambitions.
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Take Ths Psffy Ç*apmww%
Z. O. KEENUM
Phone 719
J. F. HEARD
Phone 970
, HEARD & KEENUM
CONTRACTORS AND BUILDERS
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Residences, Repair Work and Screen
ing. We can figure your Work
right
We do our own Work.
PHONES 719—970.
GREENWOOD. MISS.
B. M. JACKSON
Greenwood.
I INTEKIOK DECORATING
[ Painting & Paper Hanging
! Canvas Oecorat'on a Specials
Estimates Furnished Free
10" VViMinmwnn
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GENERAL GIN WORK
,
SOLICITED
- Sharpening Saws a Spe
j Clälty.
Fifteen years with Continental and
Mounger Gin Co.
• Fivf yearg >g m g na ger of Gins for
| the g ur ) (eye Cotton Oil Co. All work
orders to
guaranteed, phone your
phone 731, Greenwood Pickery Co., or
write post office box 343.
W. E. COOKE,
Greenwood. Miss
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T. B. MINYARD
Artesian Well Contractor
Greenwood, Miss.
If interested in an artesian well
write or see me and get my prices
on same.
No contract too small or too large
to handle, especially in the Greenwood
territory.
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Lunch At The
ALICE CAFE
!
Spanish Mackerel
Speckled Trout
Fresh Oysters
Kansas City Meat
You'll Enjoy
The Well
Prepared Food
And Prompt
Service.
:: Greenwood Fruit.
:: and Produce Go. f
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42} Carrollton Aye. |
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We will pay the highest
iherket price föT
Chickens, Eggs, Turkeys.
Geese, Ducks, Frogs and
all Kind? of {game.
SAM CORRERO
POSTOPFICE BOX 364
GREENWOOD THEATRE
Coming Attractions:
Neil O'Brien's Minstrels... March 8th
Flora Bella (Musical Comedy).
.March 13th
Robert Edeson in "His Brother's
March 17th
Birth of a Nation ...May 2nd and 3rd
Keeper"
WANTED.
2 or 3 small set* of Books to keep
where my entire time will not be tak
en up. I have a diploma from one of
the beet commercial colleges in the
South, and know I can do the work
In a thorough manner.
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If you an not using the advertis
ing columns of The Commonwealth
daily or waekly— you an lostr, and _
m »ft wr
W '» u •
$5
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I went
lover
evp, I»0»>
*° hear n.
Edison Diamond Iff*
Phonograph,
but several time*,
want you to
•not«*

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«very form 0 f
M U *» R*-Cr wiid
hy Edison 's ns»
vention. Let l,i»
art be judged I y tfc*
s»me critical ,t w j2
ards

W'Mp
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Ft»'
raw
you would »p.
I lV to the
themselves, If
were
artist*
yo«
hearing then
instead of Edison'»
Re-Creation of their
work. A comparison
with other machines
that we have instock
will convince
you of
its superiority.
A. WEILER & CO.
Hello, Grandma!
We're All Well,
How Are You?
It is a joyous
moment for the distant
grandparent when she
hears the voice of her
favorite youngster on the Long Distance
Bell Telephone.
Children who cannot write can use the
Bell Telephone with ease, and their small
voices over the wires give assurance to loved
ones that all is well.
The Long Distance Bell Telephone
plays an important part in the social life of
the nation. Without leaving your home
you can visit satisfactorily with relatives or
friends in distant cities.
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The service is fine; the rates are rea*
sonable.
Every Bell Telephone is a Long Distance Station
CUMBERLAND TELEPHONE A
AND TELEGRAPH COMPANY (j
Incorporated
SritJ
C. M. JONES, Manager
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G. E. WRIGHT ICE & GOAL CD

'PHONE 45 Mississippi
Greenwood,
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Dealers in
All Grades of Coal
"-MANUFACTURERS Of—
Ice Cream and Carbonated Drinks;
also Bottlers of Coca-Cola.
JOHN ASHCRAFT
WARNER WELLS
ASHCRAFT & WELLS
ANY FEATURE OP INSURANCE
PHONE 46«.
1st Floor Wilson Bank Buliding
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