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» ti> MlJ.ffiPlE, Editor and Publisher. ASSOCIATED PRESS SERVICE ifNIBN ASSOCIATED TRESS SERVICE. . TELEPHONE NO. 33. MV Market Street Commonwealth Building, !?'„ V' SUBSCRIPTION RATES (By Mail or Garner) IS CMi • Weak. 66c Cants a Month. 36-00 a Yeas . . ■ 1 Slagle Copy 5 Cents. ADVERTISING RATES ON REQUEST. . 1 Int i i l l fet Greenwood postoffice as second-class matter •Course it's easier to let George do it. * M M M U h Politics are not scheduled for this summer. tai *1 m m * taA ■■ The p«n»nh West Indies have been paid for. g M h a a a li At the end of the world there'll be -no wars. aaaaaaa _ , ...... . , . . *. The farmer's duty to his country is to feed it. a la fei r *■ m- 1 \ , . ' We still reiterate our ignorance and yours too. ******* * This is a bad time for young men of military Exercise is good to take, but you can overdue j War brides" has another meaning in this GREENWOOD, MISS., APRIL 17, 1917. Go to church Sunday. ... M M M M M M b Mars is Cupid's rival, sure enough! m is a s ß age. IM M Rs fe «a IK Our "tanks" aren't the kind that help win bat ties. haananaihRi We wouldn't mind paying an income tax, would you? It is wonderful how human beings can fool each othér. The United States is now in the war sure enough. A as ta te ta te Pa yourself. 4* country. Mi m KB !» Ml P3 Fl There is a lot of fancied prancing around call ed tennis. MhMMMttiMM British food prices are said to be lower than those here. P« Ml I* *» IM fe )M Not every king knows whether he will finish out the day. • How would you feel if nobody paid you what they owed? MMIMMlIMMilBito Where's the fellow who said we hadn't a friend in Europe? MMMhMMI^M We wonder if the war will break up the base ball season? The mystery of it all is how much money your neighbor has. IU|*IMI»IMIMIM**iMl Well, we have some friends in South Ameri ca to stick to us. Ml M M IM H Ml Ml ii«. .• Circulation is the oil which makes a newspaper run smoothly. Ml Ml IM I» m Ms Ms This is not a time for a wise stranger to be talking German. IMIMIMlMMlÜSteiWSKä Billy Sunday is mixing patriotism with religion in New York City. IMlMIMIMIMMlKimRa Every wise man can tell you how he could have avoided war. ta h ta ta ta ta ta We wonder who is going to write the Ameri can hymn of hate? ta ta h ta ta ta ta A chick under an old hen is equal to about five egge in an incubator Mtatatatahta The price of food continues to get higher and hi ghe r above the plàte. ta ta ta ta h ta ta What has become of the boy who led his class ten or fifteen years ago? M ». » ta ta n n Hie size of some newspapers is (dispropor tionate to their influence NiPtaMiltaStaltaS^Kg When it comes to being on the job we take 'our Bat off to.the 1. c. of 1. MMtatatatata A garden would help out a lot in the fight AggiRSt high coet of living. , tataltatatatalta B told Woody that his division only atrJis the word to "fall in." .7 " fmflllMMlMiltalMIM . fi. The grain markets still show great activity. Wheat and com are going up. mu u ta n n ta The government is using newspaper advertis ing to attract men to the colors. Mhltataltahta Suita, most of us would be glad to buy a stack kt V, 8, war bonds— had we the price. > tatatatatatann k Abeohtte confidence in the commander-in-chief ■ üb first requizltn fur mirrriin in unr . , ' *rnn*m*mm nmmttm 1. Htm. Lewi« will not even concede m - L'v ' ,,v HOW PEOPLES ARE ALIGNED. Ml M M M The recent addition of the United States and the expected alignment of Brazil, together with the probable action cf other South and Central . American governments, makes it interesting to consider the circumstances under which the Cen tral Alliance, composed of Germany, Austria, Bui iaria and Turkey, are fighting their battles, i The total wealth of our four centralized king . 1 e 1 - .. . , i a,/« AAA nnn AAA doms of Europe is estimated at $108,000,000,000. . ! Against them without the United States is wealth !' "lued at S207,500,000,000 and with America, at ■ !;:ö47, 000 , 000 , 000 . Neutral nations possess a total 1 wealth valued at only $42,400,000,000. The forces against these four empires represent 78.45 per * cent, of the entire wealth of the world. j In the matter of territory the figures are prac tically the same, with the reservation that the ! United States holds no such tremendous portion of the land of the nations against the empires. Germany and her allies occupy 2,960,082 square miles , while their enemies possess 40,123,586 square miles, including the 3,232,000 square miles 0 f the United States. Neutral nations hold 9,740, 865 square miles of territory. The forces against the four empires represent 75.95 per cent, of the total land surface of the g:.be. When it comes to the question of men and forces arrayed in enmity to the kingdoms total in population 1,414,147,000 while the kingdoms ... . ...... ,, * , 1 1 5088638 164,000,000 people. While the percentage of the populations engaged against Germany and h er a iij e3 j s 80.72 per cent., it must be recognized that China with 400,000,000 the colonies of Great j 3 r it a i n> France and the peoples of Japan and her colonies, totalling nearly 1 , 000 , 000 , 000 , are not ac tively engaged in furnishing men for the battle front, and that the 134,000,000 people of the Unit ed States and Brazil are not putting any force upon the battlefront. This leaves, actively engaged against the empires, about 400,000,000 and the other nations, still neutral, have a population of 173,553,000 The situation then, is this, that aa Theo. H. Price points out, over 80.72 per cent, world's pop ulation controlling 78.45 per cent, of its wealth and occupying 75.95 per cent, of its territory is now arrayed against the autocratic empires of Germany, Austria, Bulgaria, and Turkey. While j max j mum exertion of the vast horde against them has not yet been tried, the figures given above show conclusively where victory must perch j n t jj e en( j mtatsatataltalMim BILLY SUNDAY'S NEW YORK CAMPAIGN. The nation will watch with interest the cam paign of Billy Sunday in New York. The expo nent of "old time religion," as he terms himself, has tackled the metropolis, "graveyard of preach ers," only after long deliberation. It is taken for granted that the forces that oppose Billy will con centrate in a united attack upon him in the modern Sodom, in an attempt to discredit him with the public and church people Why the nation's metropolis should be more difficult for Sunday to handle than other cities is, upon analysis, difficult to understand. New Yorkers of themselves as more cynical and world wise than the remainder of the country ; but, after all, that is merely a pose, and it is the stock in trade merely of the professional restaurant idlers and the amateur Broadway loafers. The "dear peepul" in New York City are like the "dear peepul" elsewhere, swayed by the same emotions, appealed to by the same logic. We forecast the most brilliant campaign in the history of Billy Sunday evangelism in New York. M M M M M M ,M WAR AND JOURNALISM. Nothing is unaffected by the great war. Jour nalism, among other things, seems to have been transformed. According to one editor, "the day of pantaletta journalism, fringed with dainty pink lace, is pass ing' Kl M M M M M M Editor J, L, Gillespie, of the Greenwood Daily Commonwealth, got out last Friday ftn "Extra," giving the people of Greenwood and his vicinity the first news of war being declared, beating the daily papers of Memphis and New Orleans. Mr. Gillespie is getting out a good paper and the peo ple of Greenwood are to be congratulated on giving him such loyal support.— Grenada Sentinel, 13th inst. of in of of pi, in of MtataMtatata Public sentiment O. K.'d the Senate's placing an emergency fund of $100,000,000 at Wilson's disposal, and is watching members of the House who are trying to hold it up. tatatatatatata Somebody's discretion h&B to be trusted, in many kinds of war expenditures, and, thank God, we never had a President whose could not be. IMIMIMimiMIMIMIM Carrying guns and knowing how to use 'em saved the British tank steamer Sepuoya which sent an attacking German U-boat to the bottom. To encourage good gunnery, Congressman Gould, of N. Y., proposes a prize of $5,000 to the sailor who sinks the first enemy U-boat. Woody might call a war conference of gov ernors, as suggested by Oov. Cox, of Ohio,—to ascertain if any of them have cold feet. m m zu ita tai m m If it were not for not wishing to keep others out of a good thing, a syndicate of editors might take the whole five billion bond issue nnnnniiki With an emergency army badly needed, Con gressmen would better quit quibbling over how it's to be gotten. - italtaRaPtaltaltattatai Swat the fly, Jr'.' r ■re "W AT AGE 35 OUR POLICY WILL PAT For Accident «1 death. 120 , 000.00 For any other death 310 , 000.00 $ 600.00 5 236.50 fo ' total diB ® b *hty and your premium 20 yean. These payments not charged against the policy, if you recover from dis ability. Same paid up values as other com pames give. During financial disability the policy automatically carries itself half the time after third year. W. O. WEATHERSBY, General Agent, Box 369, Greenwood, Miss. American National Insurance Com pany. In 11 years put in force $61,480,493.00 Life Insurance. $25,000,000.00 Accident Insurance. 1 1 33,684,070.22 Assets 3901,093.12 Surplus : : AUCTION SALE OF THE MADISON JONES ADDITIONS In East Greenwood ON WED. APRIL 25TH AT 10 O'CLOCK A. M. Watch the Property Beautiful Residence Build ing Lots at your own price. i $40.00 in Gold and Silver Given Away Absolutely FREE. Remember the Date Come and bring your friends EASY TERMS American, Land Co. Athens, Ga. American Land Co. Greenwood, Miss. G. M. GRIMES IN CHARGE NEW 3 ROOM HOUSE FOR RENT $1D.00 a Month Near Carrollton Avenue THOS.H. JONES Office: 209 W. Market St. Phone 485 GREENWOOD, MISS. or SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE'S SALE. By virtue of the authority vested in me as Substituted Trustee, which said substitution as Trustee is record ed on page No. 483 of Book No. 17, of the Records for Deeds of Trust in the Chancery Clerk's office, in Greenwood, Leflore County, Missis sippi ,and by virtue of the authority vested in me in a certain Deed of Trust sxscuted by Henry Russell on ths 27th day of February, 1914, to secure the Leflore Building and Loan Association, in the payment of • cer tain indebtedness therein mentioned, which Deed of Trust is of Record in Rook No. 7, page No. 27, of the Rec ords of Mortgages and Deeds of Trust on lands in the office of the Chancery Clerk, Greenwood, Leflore County, Mississippi, and default having been made in the payment of said indebt edness, and having been requested by the said Leflore Building and Loan As sociation, the Beneficiary and holder of said indebtedness so to do, I, J. A. Tyson, will, during legal hours on Wednesday ,ths 2nd day of May, A. D., 1917, in front of the South door of the Court House in the City of Greenwood, Leflore County, Mississip pi, sell at public out-cry for cash to the highest bidder the following de scribed real property, towit: Lot Twelve (12) in Block Six (6), in the Peeblea Addition to the City of Greenwood, Leflore County, Misls •Ippl. Witness my algnature, this the 10th day of April, A. BT 1917. J. A. TYSON, Substituted Trustee T tar I STILL HAVÊ A FEW TONS OF WEBER ZP COTTON SKID LIFT FOR SALB. aa Ttk« TJt# Daily CeffiponwmMb. M W. M. * SPRING TONIC I f I 0 L/-U 4P.$. ms o-s. L / kc 8 u>«\ // Jrtcw' TS \| 37 /LÂ^ t9 lÿi k / 1 Wma Wt W 1 I '/L ■vft W t D M ii V x ICnpyriffht.l New Plumbing and Elec trical Shop Opened at 123 Main St. Give us a trial and be satisfied. Repair work a Specialty. We also handle the Edison brand of Mazada Lamps. Made by General Electric Company. Williams, Plumber, and Lanham, Electrician. PHONE 889. B. M. JACKSON Greenwood. Miss. 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