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t THE DAILY COMMONWEALTH.
J. L. GILLESPIE, Editor ud One« 207 Market Street Commonwealth Building, _! AFTERNOON ASSOCIATED PRESS SERVICE. UNION ASSOCIATED PRESS 8ESV1CE. TELEPHONE NO. U. SUBSCRIPTION RATES (By Mail ar Carrier) U Canto a Week. Me Cents a Month. Single Copy 5 Cento. «AN a Yea*. ADVERTISING RATES ON BE QUEST. Entered at Greenwood postofflee as eecon d-elaee matter. " GREENWOOD, MISS., JUNE 25,1917. - — ■ - ■ Being an ally hasn't cured Japan of captious He may not be a counterfeit, but the Kaiser's t ness. I MiMDhhh« a bad Bill. It's a superhuman government that makes no diplomatic blunders. pa M to to to to to Queer Tom Lawson is not out with a plan to end the war while-you-wait. aahhhhh Tickles the French to see Persh and Joff in in their fat and lean stunt. p« p* to to to to to No, Willie boy; there will be no manicuring parlors in the training camps. totototototototo' McAdoo to liberty bond subscribers : Thanks, two billions is all I need now, to n to to to to to Still, if a people depose a king and are then ruled by knaves they gain nothing. to to to to to to to Poor Constantine hadn't even rep enough to get an offer to work for the movies. to to to to to to to Every murderous air raid on a city serves to increase the war spirit in the U. S. A. totototototototo Eventually European peddlers will be trading second-hand crowns for household junk. Mtotototototototo Print paper hogs that can be fair and won't should be made to and Uncle Sam can do it. to to That American steamer misled by two U-boat torpedoes must have had a horseshoe aboard. to to to to to to to Golly, we'd have insomnia sure, if we owed as much as the smallest of the belligerent powers. to to to to to to to If this attempt to carry beauty and sweetness into war succeeds, a world-old want will be filled: Congress has only put it's ear to the ground to hear the chorus of the people, "Let Hoover do it. to to to to to 1É to Plenty of backyard gardeners who were sure they knew beans have not been able to grow them. n n to to to to to Besides, should it become necessary, we can mobilize an army of women, armed with hatpins. to to to to to to to II Woody, in effect, to Hoover: Get ready; I'll see that Congress comes across with needed authority. to to to to to to to Somehow we always push things a year ahead, The war's decision is now scheduled to come in 1918. to to to to Just a friendly tip, boys—don't talk economy to her when she expected you to come Across with a box of candy. M to to to to to to Russia has promised to stick, but just the same the allies will not be caught napping should it de velop cold feet. All right, the ship of state can now go ahead— Senator J. Ham Lewis has thanked the people for coming across with the cash. to to to to to n to Glaring unpreparedness—Wisconsin had to in definitely postpone mobilization of its national guard for lack of equipment. n to to to to to to Seems the steel trust's offer of steel at cost is not to include the mercantile navy, which is be ing charged $30 more a ton. to to to to to to to Congressman Borland, of Missouri, is right national," not "draft," is the proper name of our army that is now in the making. n to to to to to to Many who read this will live to read of Europ ean thrones being used by street-corner spellbind ers in their presidenial campaigns, 41 There seems to be no good reason for treating contractors who are caught robbing the govern ment different from any other kind of traitors, M to to to to to to Eventually it will have to be done ,so why not intern for the period of war, all who write or talk near-treason, whether they be foreign-born or native. now to to to to to to to It might not be a bed idea for Wilson to give noice that he will make public the name of every politician who tries to get a registered man ex empted from the draft. Ex-king Constantine wears no medals for braininess yet he probably knows enough not to bank Heavily on Bloody Bill's promise to put him Hade on the throne of Greece. pa to to to to to to GoethAle pi# wHb the public is easily explained ll I« based on the knowledge that he not only smiled riff the highest piece at werte ef the century ÿut kept it desr of gntt,. • ^ „ 1 wÆiï I "JUST AN ENTHUSIAST." I One often hears the expression, when referring, to another who has waxed eloquent on some sub ject near to his heart: "Oh, he is just an en thusiast; you must not take him too seriously." I Yes, just an enthusiast, but what a wonderful hing is enthusiasm! Dead men have it not. It is the exclusive possession of LIVE men—of men of power, of dynamic force. It is hard to imagine what this life would be without enthusiasm. Perhaps the warden of Sing ■Sing prison would have a clearer perception than most people of a world devoid of enthusiasm. i The quality we call en 4 : usiasm has done much for the world. Columbus h ad it, and he discovered a continent. Fulton had it, and we have the steam engine. The Wrig' j Brothers had it, and jas a result the currents ol th^ upper ether are al-| most as well known as tho: ; of the deep. Marconi had it, and the wireless ha: eliminated the clement of distance on this earth. And what shall we say of Edison, the greatest enthusiast of them all? What would be our condition today even without I his inventions? You call it genius. But who ever knew a genius who was not an enthusiast on his hobby? What is a genius, anyway, without enthusiasm? A mere visionary! Be an enthusiast in your daily business, in mu nicipal, state and national affairs. Be an enthu iast in everything you undertake, in everything you advocate. And above all. be an enthusiast in upholding the government in its prosecution of this war, and in the end we will reap the reward of the successful enthusiast. Enthusiasm is not a gift. It can be acquired by any normal person. It does not take the place of will power, but is the legitimate child of the will. Given the desire to succeed, enthusiasm can be cultivated, and when once acquired its power is limitless. Enthusiasm is not the exclusive dower of youth. Some of the brighetest minds the world has ever known has carried it down to the Valley of the Shadows. Neither is it the peculiar heritage of genius, for many of the world's greatest benefactors have been people of mediocre gifts, but obscessed with a burning enthusiasm for accomplishment. Therein lies its greatest lesson. All may pos sess it, and with its magic power no life need be a failure. The strenuous days through which we are passing call for unbridled enthusiasm. Be an enthusiast! Only the derelicts and failures will sneer. to to to to to to to POSTERITY SHOULD PAY. tototototo The burdens of this war should not be sad dled entirely upon the people of this generation. Posterity, glorying in its results, should pay its share of the expense. To levy abnormal taxes upon all commodities will be but to put a financial and physical strain upon the people when they can ill afford to bear, for when the necessities of life are taxed it is the consumer who pays the bill. The common people—and by that term we mean the great mass of the people who EARN their living from day to day—are already stag gering under burdens that are far too heavy for many of them. The complacency of congress in the face of highway robbery by the food barons is forcing them ffimost to the point of desperation. The stomach demands foôd, and often the pocket book is not able to supply it in sufficient quanti ties. The food barons are hogging the substance and the people are paying for the husks. Too much of our war revenue should not be raised by immediate taxation. Posterity should pay its share in interest and principal on long time bonds. The people have loyally submitted to the ne cessity for economy, and are virtually living on a war schedule. Luxuries have been eliminated and expenditures have been limited to bare necessities. The addition of a heavy tax to this would be the utmost folly. If congress would become as patriotic as it expects of the people, than let it enact laws that will guarantee the farmer and the producer a fair price for his products, and the consumer that he will not be required to pay 4 more than a fair margin of profit over the cost of production—by the utter elimination of all speculators and other grasping hogs. And let posterity pay part of the bill. to to to to to to to ONE DOLLAR VS. FOUR DOLLARS. to to to n Fault finding and railing at congress is not a pleasure to any editor. It is a nuisance—it leaves a nasty taste in the mouth. But there are times when railing is not only a virtue, but an absolute necessity if the people are to be protected from petty thieves and highway robber barons. The retail price of potatoes is a fair iilustra tion of the results of congressional slacking, Up in the potato district of Wisconsin farmers are reported to be receiving a dollar a bushel for their output. In Chicago, only a comparatively few miles distant, the consumer is paying four dollars a bushel, Who gets the three dollars ? If there was ever a time in the hisory of our .... , , , , : . country when the American people should rise up. in their might and demand congressional action, that time is RIGHT NOW. I Robber food barons will suck the blood of the consumer just as long as congress dallies and «lacks and does nothing, and with a few notable exceptions the national law makers will do abso lutely nothing until they are literally kicked to the point of performing their sworn duty, 1 Speed up t)» kicker I I r t ' 1 ' r .4 3 carry death itrto thousands of hernias every vear. Protect youraelf and ou^Vea out°of by you? P home* n ^M i BEE BRAND INSECT POWDER. D.« D~|J fncerf PoWlIff _ fan It Into tho air. Files and moeauitaaa a in a few minutes. .J -4 Here is where FUee Breed The manure pile is the favorite breeding place of flies. They are I born in filth and live in filth. No win bin .... <ku hn*J Hm •ndbuSicrfevœrktoî ! Directions on p— : Look for the Bee Brand Trade Mark. j 2 8fl A BOc. Everywhtfa MOWS A C&, Mam, Si, ! j " |gg «a v, y BAILWAY SCHEDULES. Yazoo A MUaiwlppi Valley Railway. (Northern Diviaionj Destination. 40 Tutwiler, C'dale, Mem phia, lva .. 324 Grenada and I. C., lva. 8:22 a. m 314 Tutwiler, C'dale. Vburg, G'ville, Helena A Mem phis, iva. . 42 Travelers Spec., Mem., Tutwilerand pointe S. C'dale, lva. _ 332 Urenada & 1. C., !vs. 8:03 p. m. 41 Trav. Spec., Mem., VTirg. T'wiler., Qhaatn., and <- - dale, arm. 131 Grenada & I. C., arm. 8:13 a. m. •23 Grenada A I. C. arm. 2:40 p. m 118 Mem. Helena, V'burg, G' ville and Chston. a it. 4:47 p. m. 39 Mem. Hel. Cdale. A inter, pts. an. ... (Southern Division.) 331 Tchula, Durant, Yazoo City, Jackson and New Orleans, lva Time No. .. 8:40 a. m. 1U :65a. m. .. 2:60 p. m. 8:06 a. m. ...10:10 p. m. 8:22 a. m. 6:00 p. m. For further information apply to J. W. DONNELL, Tck. Agt. 313 Same Southern Ky. to.. in Misa. <14 Same train, arrivea....l0:36 a. m. 332 Same train, arrives... 8:30 p. id (Greenwood Station.) WEST BOUND TRAINS Destination. 3 Winona to Greenville,, acc. leaves leaves 9 Columbus to G'ville, acc. 11 B'ham t» G'ville, thru. tr. /I G.wood to Webb, dïy ex. Sunday, leaves. EAST BOUND TRAINS. .2 G'ville to B'ham, thru tr. leaves .. G'ville to Colombua, leaves.:. 4 G'ville to Winona, leaves ... 10 Webb bch., dly. ex. Sun. arrives .10:36 a. m. Connection for Belzoni branch lvs. Greenwood 7 :2ü a. m., also lvs. Green wood 6:06 p. m„ connecting at Itta Bena 6:46 p. m. Sunday service—Webb-Belzoni bcht alternate, lvng. Greenwood 4:46 p. m. r v rack. Tck. A art. No. Time. ..7:26 a. m. 12:06 p. m 5:05 p. m. 2:26 p. m. ... 9:20 a. m. 10 acc. 1:18 p. m arc. 7:08 p. m. TALKED TOO MUCH. F '/ ^. «»•' *» yigf C*' «fc* "1 always mi right eat what 1 thinks." "Dat's no lie, bat yonse needn't over« t'lnk yourself on my account. I'm tired bearin' yer already." His Exparlance. Psck.m who had loved and won. Once let this sentence fall: " 'TU better to have loved and lest Than never to have lost at all" Won't Bum. "Do you ever lose your temperT* "Not often," answered the ultimata consnmer, "but I would Uke to lay .my hands on the dealer who sold ma five Iona of Indestructible coal I" ' So effectually has medical science scared the public on * the subject of Infantile paralysis that It Is high time the physicians come out and tell ua what they really know about It—or don't know« Ton never see a young mother on the street with her baby wondering why people don't admire her nice clothes. She Is wondering why they are not all paying attention to the mort beautiful baby on earth. That Rrltlah soldier who eaptnrod 102 of the pnemy single-handed may not have been a myth, after all. Any way. he has been awarded a Victoria jffW' " * " * ,**"*} be would be tbe trat decorated myth on record. I âtTriiS'cS^ J Pniindeipbin. and tnbercnttwi* is tiw scourge of tbe, working class«*. But '» ^ ll ■gSfeJgf 0U |, U progressiva pnWlc health pri icy. -, I — c - o r— . ■ ' Tgk* The tyily ComiBQirfsaltb. RIBBC h-h——=^== a Dim niMß np ROAD CULVERTS BUILUINu Ur rtUAU LULVCnld KÄE6 If Not Constructed ef Good Materia* They Will Have to Be Rebuilt In, Very Few Yearn If the culverts are not built of good material they will bave to be rebuilt B» a few ye®™, whatever the quality ot the roads they are made to serva D<,fbotlve culverts vitiate, one of th« elementary principles of highway ec» nomlcs, and tne interests of the tar, payers require that the tnnuul cost ol ' every part of the roads built for theli : use j, e reduced to the lowest possible j figure consistent with efficiency. Man- j tfestly, It would be worse than folly to build culverts of boards to taki care of roads that have cost hundred! or thousands of dollars the mile and It would be none the less foolish, a w Culvert Built of Concrot*. worse, to waste money in work ol this sort with the use of bad material In building a culvert the road builder must observe three fund* mental requirements: 1. The first requirement 1* that tho culvert must be so placed that it will drain across the road, and under the road, of course, all the water that U delivered to it by the aide ditch alon| the road. If this be not done, the earth along the road and about th« end of the culvert will be wet and ßoggy the most of the year and thi culvert opening will require almost constant repairs. Repairing a high way culvert Is relatively more ex pensive than similar work In a towi because of the waste of time of th* workmen in going to and from thi point at which the work must be dona In placing the culvert care must also be taken that it will not be choked by brush and leaves, and this duty must be discharged by the road super vlaor, and will be, If ho la worth hit salt. 2. The second and very Important requirement In the building of a cul vert la that Its ends must be protected by some kind of a wall or facing car« rled down to a firm foundation. It this be done, It will be found that th* end of tbe culvert will not be under cut by the water and will not b« broken, frost will not Injure It, the surrounding or superincumbent earth will not slide «own Into the ditch In front of the opening, and. with the further necessary work of keeping th* feeding ditches clear, the culvert will be able to take care of all the watei alongside the road. 3. The third requirement Id that th# culvert must be made so strong that It will not become broken and so tight that It will not leak. These ends can be reached by bul/dlng the culvert of masonry, concreto or of good piping, Tbe material to be used must be d» termlned by the relative cost of ths several materials at the locality where the culvert la to be built and by the distance from tbe top of thi culvert to the surface of the road. REDUCE EXPENSE OF HAULING Improved Roads Put Farmer In Real, tlon Where He Can Go to Markat Every Day In Year. Permanent road building cost* money, and it la well to look at the cold-cash side of the proposition. True, the beneficial effects upon the social and edncatlonal standards of the com munity are not always susceptible of exact calculation, but they are certain to come; and since a permanent road eoets money, we must khow there Is to bo a profit from somewhere to offset the cost Something for nothing baa never yet been found. Profits from a permanent road come to tbe farmer In the reduction of haul ing coats. It puts him In a position where he can get to market every day In the year, and where he can haul two loads at one trip Instead of having tt make two trips to haul one load. Paved Country Roads Many country roada are paved—with good Intentions, but for the moat part with lump* of sod, stone, ruts and rubbish. Good Only In Pedlgrae. Too many sires are good only In pedigree. A good grade la better than a poor purebred. Hen Outdoor* In Wlntar. The hen can spend little of the win ter season In the open air and a prop, arty cunrtrsrted house is necessary. ■o -v «V «oil AmiiyMk Ve» air of th« soil—extracted 4*wt m a depth of tlx inches by meant of B aoeftlal kfvd of puitp-haa bean Irtri* ky *. i. Russell and A. Aoplfr /ard, English axperimantars, to o*o •ate more carbon dioxide and laaa on atmospheric a». Vt ala* rtowb greater fluctuations In comport tion, duo chiefly to tho varying rata la tanmtly qnlt* naoonnaetad with bare H t *** >♦ jmn, (f '»i There Are Three / Names— k In this a<f that meair « something. *Yj ». ' : j j First is that of the Kahn Tailoring Company who make qfrothes to treasure in a way that always satisfies. - Second is that of Palm Beach, the summer cloth ideàl. Third is that of the man to meas ure you for your made-to-order KAHN Suit:of Palm Beach Cloth_ i nroi* «MMuwsmacM CITY TAILORING CO. Phone-485 \ \ \ 4» / \ / r * t * .yfi WÀ « F • » » pi? r» %m - « The Rocky Road to Dublin would hold no terrors for the 1917 4mtim Motocycle With Pouierplus Motor t For on the roughest, rattiest roads the potmtii Cradle Spring Frame swings into action at any speed, smoothes out the bumps and absorbs til shocks and vibration. ThOs the life of the machine is prolonged and the wear on the tires reduced. The Powerplus Is the strongest, fastest, most powerful meter* cycle.. It hue won every endurance contest of eoy importants, establishing many world's road and track reeords. It is cleauit —all working parts are enclosed. It Is quiet. Its cost of upkeef a lowest. See th e Pmoerplue at oar thowroom. St» alto thi other 1917 Indian world- beaten — tht Light Twin, Hdt, Car, Electrically Equipped bicycle, met »then. W. M. PETEET, A gent j Greenwood, Miss. 4 T f +4 1 1444 ♦ ♦ ♦♦♦«♦ ♦ ♦H 1 * * +*♦ W ♦♦♦♦ » LEFLORE GROCER GO. WHOLESALE GREENWOOD. MISS. *««*•*••4*** 3* A. T. F. STEELE, Pres. 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