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L W. S. BARRY, Pres. R. P. PARISH. Sec'y and Treat L ®Nf LESSON IN COMMON-SENSE IS WORTH A YEARS COURSE IN^ theory! 1 < l v : i : i I C commonsense idea is worth an encyclopedia brim-filled with I theoretical deductions. There's a lot of commonsense folks in i tois community who have discovered that they get an all year 'round I of satisfaction out of doing business with us. There ought to be a les I eon in that. If you do not know it try us and. be convinced. A trial I makes a customer and friend always. r ! GREENWOOD AGENCY CO.. INC. PhOINt 141. GREENWOOD, MISS B. M. JACKSON Greenwood, Miss. INTERIOR DECORATING Painting & Paper Hanging Canvas Decoration a Specialty Furnished Free Phone 504. 407 Williamson St. general gin work SOLICITED Sharpening Saws a Spe cialty. Fifteen years with Continental and Mounger Gin Co. Five years as manage^ of Gina for the Buckeye Cotton Oil Co. All work guaranteed, phone your orders to Phone 731. Greenwood Pickery Co, or urite post office box 343. W. E. COOKE, Greenwood. Mia* aa flsAS ®vi I : ?< 'V V • f--'/. X T. B. MINYARD Artesian Welt Contractor Greenwood, Alim. If interested in an artesian well Writ< *e* me and'get my prices ' on same. No contract too small or too large - W handle, especially in th* Greenwood territory. # RAILWAY SCHEDULES. Yazoo & Mississippi Valley Railway. (Northern Division.) Destination. 40 Tutwiler, C'dale, Mem phis, lvs 324 Grenada and I. C., lvs. 8:22 a. m. 314 Tuttviler, G'dale, V'burg, G'ville, Helena A Mem phis, lvs. 42 Travelers Spec., Mem., Tutwilerand points S. C'dale, lvs. 2:60 p. m. 332 Grenada & I. C., lvs. 8:03 p. m. 41 Trav. Spec., Mem., V'brg. , - T'wiler., Chastn., and C' dale, arm.8:06 a. m. 331 Grenada & I. C., arm. 8:13 a. m. 323 Grenada & I. C. arm. 2:40 p. iff. 813 Mem. Helena, V'burg, G' ville and Chiton, arr. 4:47 p. m. 89 Mem. Hel. Cdale. A inter. pts. arr..10:10 p. m. (Southern Diviaion.) 381 Tchula, Durant, Yazoo City, Jackson and New Orleana, lva.8:22 a. m. 6:00 p. m. For further information apply to J. W. DONNELL. Tck. Agt. No. Time. 3:40 a. m. 10:66a. m. Southern Ry; Co. in Mis* 314 Same train, arrives....lU:35 a. m. 332 Same train, arrives...-8:30 p. m (Greenwood Station.) WF8T BOUND TRAINS WEST BOUND TRAINS. Destination. Time. 3 Winona to Greenville,, acc. , vel .•' "• 9 Columbus to G'viiie, acc. P ' ' 11 B'ham to G ville, thru. tr. leaves .Si06 p. m. 71 G.v.-ood to Webb, ' idly ex. Sunday, leaves. 2:86 p. m EAST BOUND TRAINS. 12 G'ville to B'ham, thru tr. . leave* ..9:20 a. m. 20 G'ville to Columbue, acc. leaves — . . 1:13 p. m. ' *° Winona, act^ ^ ^ tr Wrfîinieh "'div" iixT* Sun # ™' ^ arrives .' ' 10:86 a. m. * Connection for Beiisonrbranch W jB Greenwood 7:25 a. m., also lva. Grren wood 6:05 p. m, connecting at Itta 313 ' Same No. Rena 6:45 p. m. Sunday service—Wehb-Belzonl bch alternate, lvng. Greenwood 4:48 p. m. Ç. V GAGB. Tck. Agi r pr^are yourself and help TO PREPARE' YOUR COUNTRY ! I Greenwood's Battery of Light Artillery in the Final Stages of Qragnization—Now Lacks Only Thirty Men. j !f + (ByJ. Blaftding Haman) The First (ByJ. The First Mississippi Infantry reg iment now on the border will start for home tomorrow, March 15, and will probably reach Jackson Saturday night. Just as soon as the regiment has reached the Capital Captain Al bert Metts, and Mr. Harry Hulen will leave for that city to see how many of the enlisted men will transfer from the infaYitry to the Battery of Artil lery which is being organized here. The Battery only lacks about thirty men, practically one hundred men be ing signed up. It is very probable »### that the necessary thirty men can be _ secured from the home coming forces, 80 if there is anyone sti11 contemplat ing joining it will be well for them to 11 see Captain Metts and put their name I ! on an enlistment blank prior to the trip to Jackson.' There are some reasons which can be advanced with candor why some men cannot join a military organiza t T on. There are some men who are physically not fit for service, there are some men who have other good and sufficient reasons to offer and there are some men who offer no rea sons at all—just refuse, point blank. I In the past when the National Guards received no pay except when ; on duty, and militaiV organizations I were perfected as much for the fun of the thing as for service a man had some reason to refuse and he could do it without any conscientious scrapple. But now when you enlist in a military organization you are paid by the Fed eral government, you are doing your * part in' furthering the plan of pre paredness, you are helping your Coun try to take care of herself, now and in the future, and you are protecting i : IldJippf :ir-, m V/ 4 Acting a Part. "Do you see that mailman over there?" asked the poet. "Why, certainly." "A secret understanding exists be tween that fellow and myself." Of what nature?" : "He has been delivering mall at my i door for years, and every time he .hands me a rejected manuscript he : pretends to believe It Is something else [and I pretend to'believe what he pre tends." r ! Rather 8trong Hint, i. «HI had*an office furnished as lux urtons as yours,"- said the visitor, as jhe sank into a big leather chair, "I 'wouldn't mind staying in it all day." • "Oh," replied the man of affairs. "It 'Isn't the furniture of a man's office I that gets on his nerves, but the people who mistake It for a club." ; Thereupon the visitor bethought him i of an engagement and withdrew. Quite Appropriate. ■ "I see where a writer calls a mod ,ern skyscraper a 'beehive.' Rather good, eh?" i "The term certainly Is applicable to the particular building 4b which Beet um and Sklnnum have their offices," answered the melancholy man. "I was badly atung there." Fortunate. Percy—I—aw—wondah why Miss Winsome Is—aw—always out when I call? Jack—Oh, that girl was born under a lucky star. 7 T " 1 rCy </ ^ ALÆlM Æfff A W Vw H » ■ IB t "Vs.. v • WÆ ! "Don't be too cocksure. You remem- ! ^ er the fellow wt >o refused to pick up * podeetbook on April first and missed jB comfortable roll of greenbacks?" "My experience convinces me that h* got the only genuine one ever left lying ONE EXCEPTION j m m djt •M h \ 1 i t around loose on that day." / -^ Take Tha Daily Commonwaaltk» Blaftding Haman) yourself and yours now, and your pos terity in years to come, and A point blank refusal to consider \ membership in a military organiza i tion now, with the government facing Al- j the gravest international crisis in its j history, is nothing less than a denial j of your love for your Country, an in i suit to the flag and a rank violation j of your rights as a citizen. That is, be be to of course, provided you are physi cally fit and have no other binding reason for not doing so. A single man, able bodied and with no other cares than his own livelihood has ab solutely no excuse to offer why he should not connect himself with a military organization of some kind and prepare himself and help prepare his Country. One hundred and thirty three men are necessary to muster in the Bat tery and that number should have been recruited in Greenwood in three weeks easily. There seems to be a lack of patriotic enthusiasm in a cer tain circle in Greenwood, which in cludes a good number of the young men of the city, which very probably accounts for the required number not having been reached before this. Water Valley, Jackson, Laurel have organized batteries. Indianola has organized a company of engineers and has a large cash deposit toward an armory. Plans for the organization of a Battery in Greenwood were start ed before any of the above cities thought of organizing, Your Country needs you, your name is needed on the roll of the Battery, and you need them both! Now is the time to join if you are going to so see Captain Metts today. TOME I helps! HARM IN "KNOCKING" TOWN If City Government It Not What It Should Be There Are Other Reme dies, It Is Urged. It Is easy to fall Into a habit of petty criticism and detraction either of individuals or institutions. In the one caSe, when directed by one person against another It Is commonly and rightfully classed as malicious gossip or slander. In the other cose It is sometimes loftily designated as an exhi bition of public spirit. Both are alike, a shame and disgrace to the perpetra tors, an evil that should be suppressed, says the Indianapolis Star. Men, naturally enterprising, who, un der favorable circumstances, would push the Interests of the community, are deterred by the feeling that they would meet with criticism and have no encouragement, and saying to them selves "what's the use?" remain pas sive, leaving other cities to go forward where theirs makes no headway or goes back. Outside capitalists who bear the echoes of this detraction go else where with their factories and shops. If a city government Is not what it should be, there are formal and order ly means of reforming It. If a police force Is Inefficient, a remedy Is possi ble without giving to the world the Im pression that crime Is rampant and life unsafe there by day or night. If public service corporations do not act squurely and fairly by the people, there are legitimate remedies for such conditions. If any public officer makes mistakes, there are other ways of reaching him than by branding him as a rascal of the blackest dye, Men la public office, being human, have been known to be open to friendly re monstrance. But the common scold, either In pri vate or public, never accomplishes good. BACKYARD GARDENING PAYS Cleveland Ha* Tried Plan for Flvo Years to Its Profit, and Many Other Citle* Have Taken Up the Idea. "A vegetable garden for every home," Is the new slogan in Ontario, and It is a slogun worth while. The provin cial government has launched a sys tematic campaign for backyard agri culture, and It proposes to show every | (©' houneholder how he may, by domestic farming, combat the increasing cost of living and the growing scarcity of food suys the develand Plain Dealer. | (Q 0ne of the alras of the ° Dtarl ° 8 0V ' eminent Is, of course, so to Increase the available food supply at home as to enable the contribution of still more to the hard-pressed motherland. But the plan must be broader In Its results Backyard gardening pays. Cleveland has tried it, these five years past, to its profit, and scores of other cities have taken up the Idea. The earth is the source of wealth. The man who cultivates a plot of ground contributes to the welfare of all mankind. The new Cunadlan movement owes Its orlglu to the stress of war. It is the kind of movement which perpetu ates itself. The man, the woman or 1 (ËJ the child who once knows the delight (j§ of growing things Is always the hetter for It, and so Is hla community. This country can follow with profit the ex- (© ample in intensive cultivation which,® Ontario U to furnish. © © © © © m © © © © © faks The Daily Commonwealth. VALUE OF LIQUORS INCREASED BY WAR. Washington, March 14—(By Union Associated Press)—Although Wash ington is a hotbed of prohibition and suffrage talk, the ynti-prohibtionists have managed to get to the attention of the administration supporters the facts showing that war has added to the value of U. S. liquors and that the "made in America" goods are reach ing their proper place in the trade. More domestic goods are being sold today than in many months. When people found that it was impossible to get the imported wines, liquors, beers, etc., they soon got wise to the j trade that waa supplying domestic goods as imported goods—with the re sult that today th edemand for home made goods is away and above the average. Despite the progress pro hibition is making, the liquor interests say that the business shows great signs of largely increasing during the spring. ELEVATOR MEN HOPEFUL OF GRAIN PROBLEM. Des Moines, la., March 14— (By Un- j on Associated Press)—Representa tives of the Neola Elevator Company of Chicago, coming from all parts of Iowa and Illinois met here today in annual convention. The grain situa tion i» the most important matter for discussion during the convention. The delegates say that tl« situation is dealing nicely and if the public la patient grain removals will soon be normal. QUALITY FIRST Try us and be CONVINCED The best of everything to EAT QUICK SERVICE At The ALICE CAFE WANTED. 2 or 3 small sets of Books to keep where my entire time will not be tak en up. I have a diploma from one of the best commercial colleges in the South, and know I can do the work in a thorough manner. T. M. BILLINGSLEY. © ©©©©©©©© © ®@®© ®®@®®® (©) m © ® m © © © V m © Printing! © ® © © © © We want your orders for Letter Heads, Note Heads, Bill Heads, Statement Heads, Envelopes. 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